Nuclear War Now! Productions sets August 15th as the international release date for Evil's highly anticipated debut album, 邪悪を讃えよ(Rites of Evil), on vinyl LP format.
Evil are a four-piece black / speed metal band from Japan. Formed in 2011, Evil has previously released two demos and a split CD, and now looks to introduce itself to a larger audience with its first full-length album, 邪悪を讃えよ(Rites of Evil). Evil’s blend of black metal succeeds in combining the Italian speed metal assault of early Bulldozer, the unhinged Brazilian Deathcore of Sarcofago, and the uniquely Japanese vocal style of G.I.S.M. Having toiled in the shadows to prepare this black metal Molotov cocktail, Evil is eager to unleash its incendiary debut on a largely unsuspecting public. Feel the full force of their onslaught at Nuclear War Now!'s Bandcamp HERE, where the whole album is currently streaming in the lead-up to its physical release
Hells Headbangers have announced the signing of Brazil's Diabolic Force. The first fruit of this union shall be the band's long-awaited second album, Praise of Satan, which is slated for international release later this year.
A cult name in the metal underground, Diabolic Force are a power-trio in the classic mold of Venom, Bulldozer, and Motörhead. Theirs is a nasty 'n' blasphemous sound that encompasses the totality of ancient metal, be it thrash, speed, or first-wave black, but especially the unholy trinity of early Sodom, Bathory and Hellhammer. Diabolic Force built a granite-solid name on their underground work during the first decade of the 2000s, with the title of their first EP, Old School Attack, laying bare their aims. But it was the release of their debut album, March to Calvary, in 2009 which ingratiated the band to diehards the world over. Alas, the band have been sadly silent since, but the time has now arisen for Praise of Satan: in every way conceivable, an intensification and solidification of the trademark Diabolic Force attack, fouler and fiercer and more memorable than ever.
Despite that silence, the members of Diabolic Force have been incredibly prolific with their other bands, which include Atomic Roar, Whipstriker, and Farscape among many others. With activities restarted in 2015, the band promises of Praise of Satan, "This album keeps the same influences, but we're playing more in the South American style, like Mutilator, Sarcofago, and Vulcano. The new songs sound more raw and nasty than before. Few notes, few riffs, and vocals full of reverb and delay. This record comes from the grave."
About their recent signing, "We are fucking proud to be working alongside Hells Headbangers for the first time," the band enthuses. "We are all fans of the label for more than ten years. The new album, Praise of Satan, fits perfectly in Hells Headbangers' cast 'cause it was written for diehard fans of early Bathory, Hellhammer, and Sodom. This is the pure, old Satanic metal Armageddon!"
Release date, cover, track listing, and pre-order link for Diabolic Force's Praise of Satan to be revealed shortly.
Inferno Records are super happy & honoured to announce the new band they have signed.
Formed in December 2013, Jenner are the only all-girl Metal band from the Belgrade area and in spite of their young age, they're showing a high potential & great abilities in delivering high-quality
They had released a two-song demo in 2015, already showing great professionalism & technical abilities! After weeks of intense hard work, they have recorded their first full-length album called "To Live Is To Suffer" that will soon be released on Inferno Records!!!
Expect album to be out on CD & MC in the next weeks - stay tuned!
Denmark's best kept secret Steel Inferno are set to unleash their first full-length album 'Aesthetics Of Decay'!!
Playing solid old-school speed metal in the vein of bands like Hellion, Chastain, Messiah Force, Détente and Bitch, this album is certainly a must-have for all true metal worshippers!
Comes as a digipak CD - limited to 500 copies ONLY - SO ACT FAST !!!
After the release of their latest very well received album "You Are Next" and two videos, Into The LimeLight Records and Martyr have secured an exclusive distribution deal with Edge Trax in Japan.
The popularity of the Dutch metal legends in Japan shows already because the first batch of CD's has practically sold out before the CD even enters the Japanese market on 28th September, 2016. Edge Trax will release the CD together with a special attached card with information about the band and lyrics translated into Japanese.
Martyr and LimeLight Records are preparing a Japanese tour for 2017.
Into The LimeLight Records
The summer's most anticipated metal mash up performance - featuring pop metal icons Babymetal and Judas Priest's legendary vocalist Rob Halford - took place last night at the third annual Journey's Alternative Press Music Awards, Fueled by Monster Energy. The performance, which featured Babymetal's Su-Metal and Halford's duelling vocals on Judas Priest classics "Painkiller" and "Breaking The Law", saw the meeting of the "Fox God" and the "Metal God".
Check out the exclusive stream of last night's official footage via RollingStone.com now, where you can also check out exclusive quotes from Babymetal and Rob Halford. Watch here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-rob-halford-cover-judas-priest-with-babymetal-w429794
This year, the Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, Fueled by Monster Energy Drink took place in Columbus, Ohio - celebrating its third iteration with a night of special guests and electrifying music that transcended generations of music fans. The third annual APMAs took place last night (July 18, 2016) at the Schottenstein Center, located on the campus of Ohio State University. As in both years past, #APMAS trended worldwide on Twitter and Facebook.
Fans may view encore presentations of the show via Amazon for a limited window of 48 hours post-event. Go to www.amazon.com/apmas to watch the entire show before 7pm ET, July 20.
For recaps and other show information, visit www.altpress.com/apmas.
Richmond, Virginia’s speed metal punks Municipal Waste are very pleased to announce the addition of brand new member, Nick Poulos on second guitar!
Guitarist Ryan Waste comments:
"Nick joining the Waste is a big deal for us, we couldn’t just add anyone to the fold. It had to be a close friend, and he's one of our best buds in fact. It doesn’t hurt that he can play his ass off too! He gets our style and totally adds to it, making us an even heavier force to be reckoned with. We’re all having a blast working together, cooking up new tunes and pulling out some classic Waste cuts for this upcoming UK tour and Download Festival!"
Nick Poulos adds:
"I couldn't be more thrilled about teaming up with the Waste! We're no strangers when it comes to making music together and when they asked me to join on second guitar, there was zero hesitation. The history of this band and watching the growth has not only made me proud but excited for the future.”
Nick Poulos currently plays with Ryan Waste in Volture and Bat, and formerly played with bassist Phil Hall in Cannabis Corpse.
Additionally, Municipal Waste are set to commence their UK headline tour this week, kicking off with an epic performance at the legendary Download Festival.
Motörhead's recently announced live set "Clean Your Clock" - featuring one of the band's final performances together at the Zenith in Munich, Germany - will hit stores on Friday, June 10 via UDR Music. You can pre-order the set in several formats via the links below. Today, you can watch a brand new live concert recording of "Overkill" from "Clean Your Clock" here: https://youtu.be/o1YpKC57WaA
Pre-order "Clean Your Clock" here:
Coloured Double Vinyl in Gatefold with Pop-up Art
Standalone Audio CD Jewel Case:
CD / DVD, Gatefold with Pop-up Art:
BluRay / CD, gatefold with Pop-up Art:
Limited Edition Box Set standard zinc alloy 'MOTÖRHEAD Forever' edition:
Limited Edition Box Set Silver / Gold Pin edition exclusive via UDR:
There will be no more Motörhead tours because Lemmy is no longer here, and many, many people did not get a chance to hear them one more time on what proved to be their last-ever piece of road work. This makes "Clean Your Clock" a vitally important release. It is both a celebration and an epitaph, glorious yet not without melancholy, maintaining the warmth and curve of Motörhead's unique live sound.
On November 20 and 21, 2015, at the Zenith in Munich, Germany, UDR made the decision to record - what happened to be the very last live shows ever recorded - and Motörhead proceeded to deliver two storming sold out shows. Where there had once been almost too-fast breakneck pace, there was measured yet still thunderous rock 'n' roll served up only as they could, Phil Campbell playing better and better, and Mikkey Dee elevating the art of drumming to the superlative heights which made him one of metal's most coveted skinsmen. Lemmy sounds so dialled in, a little mean even (in the best possible way) snarling here and there, cackling when appropriate, and singing in a way which will defy every single pre-conceived expectation you might have had. Yes, he was fighting ailments. But no, he was not flimsy or faded, in fact on "Clean Your Clock" he lays down the marker for all near-70 year olds in terms of wicked bad-assery.
"Clean Your Clock" is the natural sound of one of rock 'n' roll's mightiest, rarest and most astoundingly excellent beasts - Motörhead. There isn't a plaudit they haven't received and there isn't a plaudit they don't deserve. And if there had to be a 'final' Motörhead album, perhaps it is fitting that "Clean Your Clock", a superb live encapsulation of the band at home, is the one.
So TURN-THIS-UP because as Lemmy himself said, the only way to feel the noise is when it's good and loud... and remember Lemmy and Motörhead in the best possible way!
Clean Your Clock Tracklisting:
Bomber / Stay Clean / Metropolis / When The Sky Comes Looking For You / Over The Top / (Guitar Solo) The Chase Is Better Than The Catch / Lost Woman Blues/ Rock It / Orgasmatron / Doctor Rock / Just 'Cos You Got The Power/ No Class/ Ace Of Spades/ Whorehouse Blues / Overkill
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