dEMOTIONAL is an up-rising, promising sextet hailing from Sweden, formed in 2009 with the aim to step and be in the front line of the new wave of Swedish metal bands. The band is not only recognized for their music but also for their sense of fashion and style on and off stage. The audience is thrilled to see head banging rockers in suites, and not only trashy jeans and tank tops like common metal bands typically wore.
After releasing two albums of studio "State: In Denial" (2013) and "Tarassis" (2015) and numerous shows in Scandinavia and Europe (sharing stages with Arch Enemy, Entombed ...) plus a headlining tour in Russia, dEmotional is ready to release its new opus "Discovery".
Watch & listen to the brand new singles "All That It Takes" & "Ashes""Discovery" (produced my Pontus Hjelm, Dead By April) will be the bands third full length album and will be released 27th May 2017 worldwide. Expect hot news soon!!!
Austrian Thrash Metal maniacs DeathTale join the family of Art Gates Records.
The band was founded in 2008, raised up from the Thrash / Death Metal band Demolition, founded by Tom Kräutner in 1996. The development of the music, which is technically more mature and more melodious, is based on international standards.Biting, multi-layered vocals combined with impulsive, powerful melodies and challenging guitar solos leads to intense "metal compositions".
In words of the band:
"We are looking forward to working with AGR, which is also a new chapter in the band history of Deathtale. AGR offer us with its possibilities a completely new level to reach people with our music. At the same time they create a good basis for the band to bring out and promote our upcoming album. We are sure that we will get the best support from our new label."
The band is ready to release their third album of studio this year through Art Gates Records worldwide.
More info coming soon to www.artgatesrecords.com and: www.deathtale.at
Swedish Melodic Metallers Sarea have signed a publishing deal with Wormholedeath for the worldwide release of their album "Black at Heart". "Black at Heart" has been recorded, mixed and mastered at 'Crehate Studios', Gothenburg, Sweden by Oscar Nilsson.
"We are so thrilled to reveal all the details on our upcoming album 'Black at Heart'!! The album will be released on May 26th through Rambo Music (a subdivision of Sony / Gain) and WormholeDeath."
Eyes Wide Open are thrilled to announce that they have signed a distribution deal with Sony Music for their upcoming release.
Kristofer from the band states:
"We are super stoked about this cooperation with Sony Music and together we will take EWO to the next level ".
Further information about the upcoming release is yet to be publicised and we are eagerly anticipating the next announcement!
Since their humble beginnings in Karlstad, Sweden, back in 2011, Eyes Wide Open have become one of the forerunners in the Swedish Metal Scene. With clear melodies and catchy riffs they deliver an immense sound as they lead the way in the Melodic Death Metal genre.
Spring 2012 saw the release of their debut EP “Revelations” which was followed by their fist album “Aftermath”. Their music is aired on radio channels globally and Eyes Wide Open have gained a loyal following of 50K+ fans and counting!
The band built on this success with the release of the single “Blindead” which they supported with multiple performances across Europe including the headliner slot at the Swedish Metal Invasion tour in 2016.
2016/2017, E.W.O come back to life with the highly anticipated third and final part of their pre-announced album trilogy. Erik Engstrand has stepped up as the bands new vocalist to cement Eyes Wide Open as a cutting edge entity. With Erik leading the way and the band at it’s peak they are about to unleash a full force melodic death metal album.
E.W.O reach for the sky and extend their hand to the world….
And So it begins!
Kill The Kong is a Swedish rhythm based Metal / Hardcore band formed in 2015. With seven members including two singers and a percussionist their music is influenced by several different bands in the harder genre, such as Slipknot, Architects, Parkway Drive, Upon A Burning body, Every Time I die.
They released their debut album during the summer of 2015 and now it´s time for their second album. The album will be released in the end of 2017 by the Swedish record label GAIN (Avatar, Europe, etc.) which the band recently signed with.
"We can finally make it official that we have signed a record deal with Gain / Sony Music Sweden who will release our upcoming album. The album will be released later this fall/winter. We are stoked to be a part of this awesome team and we can’t wait to see what the future will bring!" - Kill The Kong
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Check out the new single from the album ‘Killing Ourselves to Live’ (featuring a guest appearance from Destruction main man Schmeir!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwL9P1mku4I and the first release, ‘Let Me Out’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qNeERh1sUw
After a successful thirteen-year career, Sister Sin called it a day in 2015. Undeterred, front woman and musical force of nature Liv Sin formed a new band and began work on her debut solo album. ‘Follow Me’ is the stunning result!
Liv comments; ‘For me, it has never been an option to stop singing. I live for the stage and for my fans. I still miss Sister Sin, but I am very excited to work on my own project, and I can promise it will not be some soft pop rock. This is going to be metal deluxe, because that’s who I am!’
Co-produced by long time Accept and U.D.O. member Stefan Kaufmann and U.D.O. bassist Fitty Wienhold. ‘Follow Me’ captures Liv at the peak of her abilities, focused and powerful.
‘Follow Me’ will be released via Despotz Records, April 28th 2017.
On the collaboration with Stefan, Liv states: ‘I’m truly excited to work with Stefan! He is an incredible musician and a long time metal hero. I think he brings that extra bit to my music with his lifelong experience from both Accept and U.D.O.’ Kaufmann adds; ’When Liv called me and asked to produce her new project together with Fitty, of course I said yes! Liv has talent, and I am sure it will be a blast.’
With their third full-length album "Det Nya Svarta" set for release on the 7th April on Indie Recordings, Sweden's Alfahanne have revealed a track from the album. Titled "Stigmata", the band explained that the track "is about our home town. How you are born full of hope for the future, but the raw climate destroys you and the town drags you down".
"Stigmata" can be heard on YouTube at https://youtu.be/uKg2mBrn-T0
Recorded at the Dödskult studio by Alfahanne's Pehr Skjoldhammer and Mixed and mastered by Stamos Koliousis, "Det Nya Svarta" follows the Alfahanne tradition of including some high profile artists making guest appearances. Artists which in the past have included Taake’s Hoest, Shining's Niklas Kvarforth, HELHEIM’s V’gandr, KVELERTAK frontman Erlend Hjelvik, Spellgoth from HORNA and TURMION KÄTILÖT, and Nattfursth from SORHIN, not just on their first two albums, but also live on stage
Guests making an appearance on "Det Nya Svarta" include KAMPFAR's Dolk, David Lindh from YVONNE AND BRODER DANIEL, Sanrabb from GEHENNA and Nadine Skjoldhammer.
Formed in Eskilstuna in 2010, the self-styled “Alfapokalyptic Rockers” burst onto the scene with energy, exuberance, and an impressive swagger, which, coupled with a fan-friendly attitude quickly earned them respect, and an ever-increasing, and dedicated, following. Alfahanne 's debut full-length album “Alfapokalyps” appeared on Dark Essence Records in 2014 and was followed by "Blod Eld Alfa" in 2015.
The band's lineup of Pehr Skjoldhammer on Vocals and Guitar, Fredrik Sööberg on Guitars, Niklas Åström on Drums and Jimmy Wiberg on Bass, have a couple of decades of experience under their belts in bands like VINTERLAND and early MAZE OF TORMENT. Together they have created a sound that mixes Black Metal with Classic Rock and Punk, and good old Rock n Roll that is unmistakably ALFAHANNE's.
Frontman Skjoldhammer recently explained that with their third full-length album Alfahanne are continuing to explore the dark side of mankind: "Alfahanne's lyrics are very personal and have many layers of dirt. Once you dig deeper into them you find many truths as I see them. Alfahanne will never lean to the left or to the right or write about political issues. The only political issue that is close to our hearts is equal rights but the flipside of that same coin is that we think everyone is equally.... Equally useless."
"Det Nya Svarta" is now available to pre-order in CD and Vinyl formats from http://shop.indierecordings.no/artist/16189--alfahanne and in Digital format from https://itunes.apple.com/no/album/det-nya-svarta/id1202165056?
Confirmed live appearances for Alfahanne include the By:Larm Festival in Oslo, Norway in March and In Flammen Open Air in Torgau, Germany in July. More dates to be announced shortly.
Amaranthe will kick off their first North American headline tour in support of their latest album Maximalism on February 10 in Houston, with support from Failure Anthem, Citizen Zero, Cypher 16, and Smash Into Pieces.
The trek snakes through the U.S. and Canada, wrapping on March 11 in Reading, Pennsylvania.
To herald the fact that they will be crashing the U.S. shores once again, the band has released the new video for "Boomerang." Watch it HERE.
Guitarist Olof Morck says
"It is finally time to release our brand new video for 'Boomerang', an Amaranthe take on the classic heist movie! Directed by the legendary Patric Ulleaus, it is everything you have come to expect of an Amaranthe video and much more! Perhaps the most ambitious video from the band so far, it is packed to the brim with action, glitter and glamour - you can try to bring us down, but we'll come around, like a Boomerang!"
In other Amaranthe news, singer Jake E. has confirmed his exit from the band. Below is his statement on the matter.
"After eight years and four albums, I have decided to leave Amaranthe. I am extremely proud of the band and what we've accomplished together.
"Amaranthe have the most AMAZING fans and they have given me so much during the years, which I am extremely grateful for. I want to thank them all for always supporting me during the highs and the lows - without YOU we would be NOTHING. "Thank you for these years and I hope to meet you again soon!"
-JAKE E www.jakee.se
AMARANTHE ON TOUR
With Failure Anthem, Cypher 16 and Smash Into Pieces:
2/10: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
2/11: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
2/12: San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
2/14: Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
2/15: Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue
2/16: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
2/18: Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl
2/19: San Francisco, CA @ Social Hall SF
2/20: Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco Theater
2/22: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
2/23: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
2/24: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
2/26: Calgary, AB @ Marquee Beer Market & Stage
2/27: Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
3/1: Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
3/2: Arlington Heights, IL @ Home Bar
3/3: Ft. Wayne, IN @ The Hub
3/4: Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
3/5: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
3/7: Montreal, QC @ Corona Theater
3/8: New York, NY @ Webster Hall – Marlin Room
3/9: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
3/10: Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents
3/11: Reading, PA @ Reverb
After spending some time with the brothers relatives in the deep south of Louisiana bayou, taught how to make moonshine, fixin old rusty cars, fishing and of course playing some music with the locals. They went back home to deliver a heavy mix of hard rock, metal, hardcore and a twist of blues or as they say Hillbilly metal.
Their debut single “Hillbilly For Life” was self released in 2015, produced by Kristoffer Folin at Purple Skull Media in Stockholm. Followed by a music video available on YouTube. Since then they have been touring around Sweden and played at some of the biggest Rock Festivals such at Sweden Rock Festival and Skogsröjet. They also toured the USA in 2015 travelling from east to west through of course the south.
Now the fearsome Swedes unleash their new music video 'Blood Sweat & Shine' - watch here
Fearless present a full energy live show hard to forget topped with self-designed instruments in the form of a pitchfork guitar, a shovel bass and a tractor like drum kit. Fearless musical influences are: Hellyeah, Black Label Society, Texas Hippie Coalition, Lamb of God, Pantera, Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, Kiss.
Crack open that bottle of Jack Daniels and chew on some straw.
Sweden's Zonetripper releases 'Disconnected' music video feat. Fredrik Reinedahl (Solstafir, Opeth, In Flames)
Swedish metal band Zonetripper released a music video for 'Disconnected', it's the first single out of their debut album, due for release later this year. Zonetripper was formed by metal and rock producer Fredrik Reinedahl (Solstafir, Peter Dolving, Opeth, In Flames). The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/QLTLIUELR-M
The video was shot by Ninja Agborn in support of Standing Rock and the water protectors there - to commemorate the Wounded Knee massacre.
Zonetripper was formed by metal and rock producer Fredrik Reinedahl, known for producing, engineering and mixing bands like Solstafir, Peter Dolving, Opeth, In Flames, Burst, Gadget and more, with the idea to reinvigorate the metal scene by taking what he learned from growing up as a metal fan and fusing it together into a something fresh, something never heard before. Everything from blues to thrash metal, from psychedelia to pop. There are no limits, that was the basic idea.
Songs came together quickly, but forming the band took some time. Numerous singers have passed the door, among them Peter Dolving from The Haunted (now in I Am Fire and Dress The Dead) and Krummi Bjorgvins (Legend).
Now the band consists of some known faces from the Gothenburg metal and punk scene. The bass is handled by none other than Martyrdöd vocalist Mikael Kjellman. Kalle Persson from Skitsystem joined Zonetripper on drums last spring, together with keyboard player Niklas Abrahamsson. The band is fronted by vocalist Anette Lith, who has a background as a singer and dancer in musicals and shows across the globe.
The band have recorded it's first album and is looking to release it in 2017. In the meantime, the band will do as much touring as possible
2017 will once again be a loud year for the Swedish metal institution, In Flames!
Yesterday they kicked off the year with a UK arena tour as special guests to Avenged Sevenfold, followed by a European headline tour in select cities (see below) this spring. In addition to their busy touring schedule ahead, their recent album ‘Battles’ has now been nominated for the Swedish Grammis as ‘Hard Rock / Metal Album of the Year’, marking it the group’s 8th nomination to date. The awards will take place in Stockholm on February 28th. Other bands nominated in this category include Dark Tranquility and Ghost.
The band states:
"We are very honoured to have received our 8th Swedish Grammis nomination for our newest album, ‘Battles’. We can’t thank our fans enough, who, throughout their years of support and dedication to our music, have kept In Flames alive and inspired. Jesterheads, this one's for you!"
In March, the band will kick off their European tour named 'In Our Room - An Evening With In Flames'. They will perform in spectacular, intimate locations such as churches and theatres. Most of the shows are already sold out. Tickets are available from InFlames.com. These are all of the dates:
March 18 NO Oslo, Kulturkirken SOLD OUT!
March 19 S Gothenburg, Pustervik SOLD OUT!
March 20 S Stockholm, Berns SOLD OUT!
March 22 D Berlin, Admiralspalast
March 23 D Bochum, Christuskirche SOLD OUT!
March 24 D Offenbach, Capitol SOLD OUT!
March 26 D Munich, Freiheiz SOLD OUT!
March 27 I Milan, Teatro Dal Verme
March 28 F Strasbourg, La Laiterie
March 29 F Paris, Alhambra
March 31 CH Zurich, Theatre 11
You can order their new record ‘Battles’ here:
'Battles' Limited Edition Mail Order Box Set'Battles' Limited Edition Double Gatefold 180gm White Vinyl
'Battles' Limited Edition Double Gatefold 180 gm Picture Disc vinyl
'Battles' Limited Edition Double Gatefold 180gm Green Vinyl
‘Battles’ Limited Edition CD
‘Battles’ Limited Edition 2LP Vinyl
‘Battles’ Digital Album
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