Death is coming nearer with the release of the long awaited new studio album by Dutch Doom Death Metal division Asphyx on September 30th, 2016 worldwide via Century Media Records.
Consequently, it’s about time to launch a first song off 'Incoming Death', check out the relentless title track here: https://youtu.be/AYNkQh6VDNk
The clip enhancing the song was edited by Carl Assault and features live-footage from the band’s performance at Brutal Assault Open Air 2015.
Asphyx vocalist Martin van Drunen checked in to comment on the song as follows:
“’Incoming Death’ was music-wise composed in perhaps 10 minutes when Husky and Paul were checking the sound in the Perle am Rhein studio for the flexi recordings. When we all freaked out on it, we knew we had the title track for the album. It's so typical our Asphyx death metal style. Straight forward, no nonsense, three riff, in-your-face death metal. Not that we were looking for a title track that would be in the tradition of ‘Death The Brutal Way’ or ‘Deathhammer’.
It just came out like this. It's a damn neck-breaker to raise hell to when playing live and that's why the choice for the track was only natural. Stanza, chorus, repeat, bridge, stanza, chorus, end. That's how it's done. On Instinct. Lyric-wise three times death and gore by plague, aliens and zombies. And some metal-beasts are even shorter than two minutes! So grab a beer, bang that head and scream along. This is fucking Asphyx and we always deliver the goods! “
Next to the album’s standard version on CD, Gatefold LP (with poster) and Digital Download, “Incoming Death” will also be as a limited edition 2-Disc Mediabook (with 3 stickers), including two bonus cover versions (“Servants Of The Warsmen” by Winter and “Master” by Master) as well as a DVD including the Asphyx live-shows at Czech Republic’s Brutal Assault Open Air 2015, France’s Hellfest 2016 and the video-clip for “Deathhammer”.
The album’s vinyl version will be issued in the following versions:
Black vinyl – Unlimited
White vinyl – Limited to 200x via CMR Europe Webshop
“Death Stench” green vinyl – Limited to 200x via CMR USA
Transparent Red vinyl – Limited to 500x via CMR Distro Europe
Clear vinyl – Limited to 300x via High Roller Records
Picture Disc Winter Camouflage – Limited to 500x via Nuclear Blast Records
The pre-sale via CMR Distro for Europe starts on Friday, September 2nd.
On the live-front, Asphyx have confirmed some more shows, including a second special 'Incoming Death' album release show at the Turock venue in Essen, Germany for Thursday, October 6th, the day before the other previously announced album release at the Willemeen venue in Arnhem, The Netherlands.
Asphyx – Live:
03.09.2016 Essen (Germany) - Turock Open Air
10.09.2016 Hüttikon (Switzerland) - Meh Suff Fest
17.09.2016 Püchersreuth (Germany) - Storm Crusher Festival
06.10.2016 Essen (Germany) - Turock / Album release show!
07.10.2016 Arnhem (The Netherlands) - Willemeen / Album release show!
19.11.2016 Ostrava (Czech Republic) - Dolní oblast Vítkovice
26.11.2016 Bucharest (Romania) - November To Dismember Festival
14.01.2017 Berlin (Germany) - Slaughterhouse
04.03.2017 Umea (Sweden) - House Of Metal Festival
16.04.2017 München (Germany) - Dark Easter Metal Meeting
Death metal legends Obituary have announced Ten Thousand Ways To Die, a special two-song single containing a pair of brand new studio tracks plus a bonus live set of twelve classics and fan favourites from the band's storied catalogue. Recorded in eleven different cities during the band's highly successful 2015 Inked In Blood world tour, the live tracks capture the incredible performances of a band that has stood atop the death metal pantheon for almost 30 years. Ten Thousand Ways To Die is sure to satisfy new and die-hard Obituary fans and will quench the blood-thirst of listeners until the band's new album drops in Spring 2017.
Listen to the new single "Loathe" now via this location. Physical pre-orders for Ten Thousand Ways To Die are available at this location with digital pre-orders available here.
Additionally, the band has announced a Fall European Tour, The Battle of the Bays, with support from Exodus, Prong and King Parrot. The tour kicks off October 21st in Hannover, Germany and a complete listing of dates is included below.
The band commented on the live album saying:
"We are very excited about the live songs that we recorded on this last US Tour. Joe Cincotta from Full Force Studio is also our live sound engineer and he had his full recording rig on the road with us so we took advantage of the opportunity and recorded the show every night. The quality was amazing so we decided to include this as part of the Ten Thousand Ways to Die release to give the fans a little Ob bonus! We selected songs from different cities so you will hear the sound difference between each song. Nothing was done to the songs after the live performance recording so it gives you the real, true, unedited "live show" sound and feeling that the fans experienced at each show."
Obituary Tour Dates:
Oct 21 Hannover, DE Capitol
Oct 22 Lille, FR Aeronef
Oct 23 Rennes, FR L’Etage
Oct 24 Paris, FR Elysée Montmartre
Oct 25 London, UK Electric Ballroom
Oct 27 Glasgow, UK Garage
Oct 28 Manchester, UK Academy 2
Oct 29 Birmingham, UK 02 Academy 2
Oct 30 Southampton, UK Engine Rooms
Nov 01 Antwerp, BE Trix
Nov 02 Tilburg, NL O13
Nov 03 Leuuwarden, NL Neushoom
Nov 04 Cologne, DE Live Music Hall
Nov 05 Aarhus, DK Voxhall
Nov 06 Copenhagen, DK Pumpehuset
Nov 08 Dortmund, DE FZW
Nov 09 Berlin, DE Huxley’s
Nov 10 Leipzig, DE Taubchenthal
Nov 11 Warsaw, PL Progresja
Nov 12 Katowice, PL Mega Club
Nov 13 Ostrava, CZ Garaz
Nov 15 Bucharest, RO Arlene Romane
Nov 16 Budapest, HU Durer Kert
Nov 17 Zagreb, HR Tvornica Club
Nov 18 Vienna, AT Arena
Nov 19 Bologna, IT Zona Roveri
Nov 20 Zurich, CH Komplex
Hungarian avant-garde metal outfit Thy Catafalque are streaming the third track taken from their forthcoming seventh album 'Meta', which will be out in stores on September 16th.
The eclectic track "10^(-20) Ångström" is now exclusively streaming via the official media partners below.
Horns Up (FR)
Rock Overdose (GR)
Metal Italia (IT)
Zware Metalen (NL)
Eternal Terror (NO)
Antichrist Magazine (UA)
New Noise Magazine (US)
Regarding "10^(-20) Ångström", mastermind Tamás Kátai comments: "This is a song about the smallest subatomic elements of life on Earth. After the death of a life, these subatomic particles re-arrange themselves into new, different life forms. All existance is based on cosmic star dust on this planet. "
Thy Catafalque previously revealed the artwork and track-list of 'Meta', which can both be viewed below. The cover picture has been hand painted by Bulgarian artist Agnessa Kessiakova.
Dutch all-female Dutch Death Metal band Sisters Of Suffocation have come to an agreement with Hammerheart Records. Sisters Of Suffocation released their debut five-song EP, "Brutal Queen", on April 22 2016 as a D.I.Y. release. The effort combines technical, old-school death metal with great hooklines, but also connects to the 2016 Death Metal scene.
Founded in 2014 in Eindhoven, Sisters Of Suffocation managed very quickly to establish an amazing live reputation and got lots of invitations from venues and smaller festivals. This was noticed by Eindhoven Metal Meeting, who gave them a chance to present themselves for a bigger audience.
It has always been a dream of vocalist Els Prins to start an all-female death metal band, but she didn't seem to be able find the right group of girls to make this dream reality — that is, until she met guitarist Simone van Straten. Sharing a love for extreme music, they recruited drummer Amber de Buijzer and bass player Puck Wildschut and started rehearsing.
Earlier this year, Sisters Of Suffocation finally went into the studio in Antwerp with Martin Furia to record "Brutal Queen", and the first D.I.Y. pressing is already sold out. Hammerheart Records will re-issue this EP on Digi-CD (September) and on LP (November), with spiced-up artwork.
The band is scheduled to perform as a support act for Legion Of The Damned this Autumn. Meanwhile Sisters Of Suffocation will work on their debut album, which is scheduled for release in the second half of 2017.
Sisters Of Suffocation is:
Vocals - Els Prins
Guitar - Simone van Straten
Drums - Amber de Buijzer
Bass - Puck Wildschut
German black metal stalwarts Imperium Dekadenz are now unleashing their forthcoming fifth full-length 'Dis Manibvs', which has been scheduled for release on August 26th.
'Dis Manibvs' is exclusively streaming via the official media partners listed below.
Metal As Fuck (AU)
Metal Hammer (DE)
La Grosse Radio (FR)
Langolo Gitarok (HU)
Rock Hard (IT)
Zware Metalen (NL)
Metal Hammer (NO)
Musick Magazine (PL)
Antichrist Magazine (UA)
Metal Hammer (UK)
Imperium Dekadenz comment regarding their new album: “We are proud that our fifth album ‘Dis Manibvs’ is now streaming in its entirety. In our opinion this album is our most diverse output so far. It carries the typical Imperium Dekadenz mark from the first note, but we have added a new energy. Its epic and melodic parts will carry you off to mysterious and unknown places – like ancient ruins over the vulnerable sides of our spirits. We put our very hearts and souls into these songs! We hope that you enjoy this new journey into the dark realms of ancient cultures and the night."
The artwork of 'Dis Manibvs' has been created by Francesco De Luca and can be viewed together with track-list above.
Arch Enemy will play the biggest stage production of their career at next week’s Wacken Open Air on Saturday, August 6th around midnight, making this the pinnacle of a highly successful album campaign. It all started in March 2014 when the band announced the new singer Alissa White-Gluz and the video for the album title track 'War Eternal', which became the most successful video in the band’s career and reached close to 20 million YouTube views.
The album reached the highest US and German chart positions in the band’s career and Arch Enemy played over 200 shows in over 40 countries around the world. In late 2014 Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore) joined Arch Enemy during the world tour with Kreator and in 2015 they played arenas as direct support of Nightwish.
Wacken Open Air won’t be the last 'War Eternal' show - see further show dates below, including a run of 4 UK headline shows next month - but it’s going to be something very special. Therefore, don’t miss their press conference at
Wacken on Friday August 5th at 5:00pm – 5:45pm CET in the press tent / VIP area.
Fans can stream the press conference online at: www.facebook.com/archenemyofficial
Watch the trailer here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnEjwOsyjBM&feature=youtu.be
Arch Enemy Live:
04.08.2016 Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany
06.08.2016 Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany
07.08.2016 RheinRiot 2016, Cologne, Germany (with Devildriver, Aborted and more)
10.08.2016 Foir Aux Vins Festival, Colmar, France
11.08.2016 Hirsch, Nuremberg, Germany
12.08.2016 Brutal Assault Festival, Josefov, Czech Republic
13.08.2016 Metal on the Hill, Graz, Austria
15.08.2016 Klub B90, Danzig, Poland
17.08.2016 Barba Negra Track, Budapest, Hungary
19.08.2016 Summer Breeze, Dinkelsbuehl, Germany
20.08.2016 Himos Park, Jämsä, Finland (with Nightwish)
21.08.2016 Waterfront, Norwich, United Kingdom (supported by Soilwork)
22.08.2016 Corporation, Sheffield, United Kingdom (supported by Soilwork)
23.08.2016 Tramshed, Cardiff, United Kingdom (supported by Soilwork)
24.08.2016 Engine Rooms, Southampton, United Kingdom (supported by Soilwork)
26.08.2016 Reload Festival, Sulingen, Germany
27.08.2016 Neuborn Open Air Festival, Wörrstadt, Germany
22.09.2016 La Belle Électrique, Grenoble, France
23.09.2016 LA BAM, Metz, France
24.09.2016 Wuennstock Herbst Festival, Bad Wuennenberg, Germany
25.09.2016 Femme Metal Event, Eindhoven, Netherlands
The Dutch symphonic metal stars EPICA are ready to release the second studio trailer for their upcoming masterpiece The Holographic Principle. In this new clip, the band shows its work and experimentation with many new instruments and how it affected the depth and diversity of their new sound: https://youtu.be/HzqHyRu1oSc
"Recording this album felt like being a kid in a candystore", states Keyboarder Coen Janssen. "Never before have we used more live-instruments. Recording them ourselves and hearing the music come 'alive' like that is an indescribable feeling! I'm sure these efforts make this album our best yet!"
In case you missed the first trailer, where EPICA spoke about their songwriting process and revealed their first song snippets, you can watch it here: https://youtu.be/LSlEVPjG7rg
EPICA's new masterpiece The Holographic Principle will be released via Nuclear Blast on September 30th, but you can already see the track-list here:
Don't miss EPICA on tour!
06.08. LT Zarasai City - Roko Naktys
The band's own EPIC METAL FEST:
01.10. NL Tilburg - Epic Metal Fest Netherlands
15.10. BR Sao Paulo - Epic Metal Fest Brazil
EPICA + POWERWOLF
12.01. D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
13.01. D Cologne - Palladium
14.01. D Ludwigsburg - MHP Arena
16.01. CH Geneve - Salle Des Fetes De Thonex
17.01. CH Zurich - Volkshaus
18.01. IT Milan - Live Club
20.01. D Munich - Tonhalle
21.01. A Vienna - Gasometer
24.01. PL Warsaw - Progresja
25.01. D Berlin - Huxley's
27.01. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
28.01. CZ Prague - Forum Karlin
01.02. BE Brussels- Ancienne Belgique
03.02. UK London - o2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
04.02. F Paris - Le Zénith
More dates coming soon...!
Get your tickets here: www.epica.nl/tour
EPICA VIP upgrades are available here: www.epica.soundrink.com
Fresh, dark and extremely powerful are only a few of the best ways to accurately describe Lacuna Coil’s latest opus 'Delirium', which encompasses the strength and heavy approach of thrash metal from the 90’s twisted with goth elements into a modern style. Now, the group proudly presents the album’s first official music video for its gripping title track 'Delirium' which was directed by Michael Winkler (iconographic).
Cristina Scabbia states: "We filmed our parts for this video in one evening while we were on the US tour this past May. We used a Go-Pro against a black backdrop and we wanted something that would be purposely rough, something that could remind some weird lost videos found after years and years.
The whole video edited together with the parts filmed by the director with an actress turned out as a very strange sort of a trip, where a girl tries to tight up memories and details together to try to find her sanity back, somehow. I really like some of the scenes as they reminded me some kind of Korean horror movies vibe and it is totally fitting the ‘Delirium' vibe and concept. It also leaves a lot to the imagination, so thanks for checking it out and enjoy."
Catch Lacuna Coil on one of their many shows in 2016:
22.07.16 (IT) Vinci (FI) - Festa Dell’Unicorno
29.07.2016 (IT) Rapallo (GE) - Beer "Art" Rock Summer Festival
05.08.2016 (IT) San Benedetto del Tronto (AP) - Maremoto Festival (free entry)
13.08.16 (AT) Graz - Metal On The Hill Festival
09.09.26 (NO) Bergen - Edge: Nordic
08.-09.10.16 (J) Tokyo - Loudpark Festival
12.10.16 (AUS) Perth - Amplifier Bar
13.10.16 (AUS) Melbourne - Max Watt’s
14.10.16 (AUS) Sydney - The Metro Theatre
15.10.16 (AUS) Brisbane - Max Watt’s
20.10.16 (FR) Paris - Cabaret Sauvage
21.10.16 (B) Vosselaar - Biebob
22.10.16 (NL) Tilburg - 013
24.10.16 (DE) Cologne - Underground
25.10.16 (DE) Berlin - White Trash Ballroom
26.10.16 (DE) Hamburg - Logo
28.10.16 (DK) Copenhagen - Vega (Small Hall)
29.10.16 (SE) Malmo - KB
30.10.16 (NO) Oslo - John Dee
31.10.16 (SE) Stockholm - Nalen
02.11.16 (DE) Essen - Zeche Carl
03.11.16 (DE) Munich - Strom
04.11.16 (CZ) Prague - Rock Café
07.11.16 (CH) Pratteln - Konzertfabrik Z7
08.11.16 (FR) Strasbourg - La Laiterie
10.11.16 (UK) Bristol - Marble Factory
11.11.16 (UK) London - Koko
13.11.16 (UK) Birmingham - O2 Institute2
14.11.16 (UK) Newcastle - Riverside
15.11.16 (UK) Glasgow - Garage
16.11.16 (UK) Manchester - Academy 2
18.11.16 (UK) Southampton - 1865
20.11.16 (FR) Cognac - West Rock
22.11.16 (ES) Madrid - But
23.11.16 (ES) Granada - El Tren
24.11.16 (ES) Barcelona - Razzmatazz
26.11.16 (IT) Pordenone - Il Deposito
27.11.16 (IT) Rome - Orion
28.11.16 (IT) Milan - Live Club
29.11.16 (IT) Bologna - Zona Roveri
02.12.16 (TR) Istanbul - KucukCiftlik Park
03.12.16 (TR) Izmir - Container Hall
04.12.16 (TR) Ankara - Jolly Joker Ankara
Dutch Doom Death Metal pioneers Asphyx are ready to announce their new studio album release, following up on 2012’s acclaimed 'Deathhammer' record, the new album is entitled 'Incoming Death' and will be released worldwide on September 30th, 2016 via Century Media Records.
Vocalist Martin van Drunen comments:
“Four and a half years after the release of 'Deathhammer' we finally managed to finish its long awaited successor. It will be out on September the 30th, as always on our beloved label Century Media. Expect 11 unmerciful battering tracks in the typical Asphyx death / doom style, but also the most varied Asphyx material up to date without losing our rawness, brutality and heaviness. The album will be entitled “Incoming Death”. And like “Deathhammer”, it's a phrase that doesn't really exist, but refers to what entrenched soldiers cry out when under severe artillery fire. Thus “Incoming Death” implies another relentless bombardment of monstrous Asphyx death / doom metal!"
He continues: "recorded on different locations throughout 2016 and once more mixed and mastered by the mighty Dan "The Man" Swanö. Serious ear bleeding is guaranteed! It’s also our first record also featuring "Husky" on drums, who is now with us for already two and a half years molesting the pig skins with the absolute perfect Asphyx attitude, passion, pride and mayhem. We are very proud of this best Asphyx album ever! And knowing our dedicated fans worldwide, they will be proud of us as well! Soon we will hit the stages on every continent to do what we do best; Intense, loud, sweaty, filthy and ruthless live performances!”
Swiss Melodic Death Metal band Xaon will release its debut EP "Face of Balaam" on October 16, 2016. The official video for first single "Discrowned," featuring vocals by Soilwork's Björn "Speed" Strid, can be viewed at here.
Brilliant melodies combine with the aggression of Death Metal throughout "Face of Balaam", yet that description doesn't quite do justice to the range of styles influencing the sound of Xaon. Consider the contributions of legendary acts like Anathema, Type O Negative, My Dying Bride, Soilwork, Demonical, Ulver, and even Finnish act Disgrace's early-to-mid 90s output, and you'll get the picture.
Face of Balaam was produced and arranged by band members Vinc and Flo, recorded between June and August 2015, mixed and mastered by Julian at Parallel Focus Studios. Vocals engineered by Rob Carson at Carsonian Sound Solutions. All vocals, except "Discrowned," by were performed by Franco-American singer Rob Carson. Samples on "How we become Ephemeral Birds" and "Discrowned" by J.-P. Lana. The album artwork was created by Californian artist and painter Erik Burton Kirchner.
In other news, Xaon be touring Europe with Sirenia, Tyr, Unleash The Archers, and Relicseed in November. Tour dates below:
Nov 10 Berlin, Germany @ Postbahnhof
Nov 11 Rostock, Germany @ Alte Zuckerfrabrik
Nov 12 Aalborg, Denmark @ Aalborg Metal Fest
Nov 13 Hamburg, Germany @ Logo
Nov 14 Gdansk, Poland @ B90
Nov 15 Erfurt, Germany @ From Hell
Nov 16 Prague, Czech Republic @ Nova Chmelnice
Nov 17 Wien, Austria @ Viper Room
Nov 18 Zug, Switzerland @ Galvanik
Nov 19 Monthey, Switzerland @ Pont Rouge
Nov 20 Weinheim, Germany @ Cafe Central
Nov 21 Cologne, Germany @ Essigfabrik
Nov 22 Leiden, Netherlands @ Gebr, de Nobel
Nov 23 Amstelveen, Netherlands @ P60
Nov 24 Arnhem, Netherlands @ Willemmen
Nov 25 Roeselare, Belgium @ De Verlichte Geest
Nov 26 TBA
Nov 27 London, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Islington
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