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
In Flames Links:
Hillbilly Metal band Fearless has inked a deal with Rehn Music Group and the new single ”Blood Sweat & Shine” will be released early 2017 followed up by their first album.
Rehn Music Group is a label / management founded by Tommy Rehn former member of (Moahni Moahna, Angtoria, Corroded).
The Hillbilly metal band Fearless from Vagnhärad in Sweden was founded by the brothers Andy (drums) and Tobias (guitar) Forssander in 2012. The band consists since 2014 also by Michel Kolic (singer) and Martin Åberg (bass).
After spending some time with the brothers relatives in the deep south of Louisiana bayou, teached 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
Fearless present a full enegy 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
Swedish Black / Death Metal veterans Omnizide have released a new song from forthcoming album NekroRegime. Check out No Clean Singing's exclusive stream of "Deathwomb" at this location.
Omnizide will release their sophomore album NekroRegime December 16 on Carnal Records in Europe and Daemon Worship Productions in the U.S. Featuring vocals by Nox (CRAFT) and music written by Anders/AE (AVSKY), NekroRegime consists of nine tracks of pure War! Stream the title track at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJvlIH6aTiQ
NekroRegime was recorded and mixed by Erik Hagelberg at DeathWomb Studio in the winter of 2015/2016. The album was mastered by Jona Kjellgren at Blacklounge Studio.
The Swedish melodic metal band Enbound just released a music video for the track "Give Me Light". The new Enbound album "The Blackened Heart" will be released on November 18th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings.
Lee Hunter [Lars Säfsund - Work of Art] - Vocals
Swede - Bass
Marvin Flowberg - Guitars
Mike Cameron Force [ex. Zonata] - Drums
"The Blackened Heart" contains a nice mix of heavy and up tempo songs, all with their own strong and grasping melodies. Enbound prove with "The Blackened Heart" that they can handle any angle of melodic metal. Like on their debut album, the characteristic powerful arrangements remain with the fantastic and emotional vocals from Lee Hunter on top.
The album was mastered by Jacob Hansen [Amaranthe, Volbeat, Primal Fear] and guests on the album includes Linnéa Wikström [Kamelot, Therion] and Mike LePond [Symphony X].
Vanhelga are a Swedish Black Metal who have been going for around 15 years and have just unleashed their fourth opus 'Ode & Elegy'. In support of their new album, the deep-thinking quartet have unveiled their latest music video for the first track taken from the new album. "Utan Mening" explores the endlessly repeating cycle of aridity that passes for life. The video is directed by J. Ejnarsson and features A. Rohtsalu in the role of a depressed young woman slipping further and further into darkness and despair from which she is unable to escape. Footage of the band is also included in the video.
Sweden's Vanhelga straddle themselves across the general Black and Depressive Suicidal Black Metal styles, all whilst they use deceptively melodic pieces to create disturbing scenarios, therefore not for the faint of heart or emotionally unstable. The album artwork was designed by Gedeminas Kiauné of Manum Diaboli Art.
Vanhelga have a backdrop behind the album title and explain it as thus:-
For those who are inquisitive of this band can lend their ears to the new album by listening to it at Vanhelga's Bandcamp page:- https://vanhelga.bandcamp.com/album/ode-elegy
Track-listing as follows:
01. Utan Mening
02. Det Som Aldrig Fans
04. Du Finns Dȃr För Mig
05. Jag Återkommer
06. Abstinensens Dystra Tongång
07. Dödförklarad - Ånstad
09. Status - Handlinsförlamad
10. Harmonisk Reflektion
Moreover if that satisfies you or are not completely convinced, then you can sell your soul (joking)... lend your eyes and ears to the four-piece at any of the dates and venues below:-
25 Nov: November's Doom Festival, Live & Loud, Sofia, Bulgaria
02 Dec: St Petersburg, Russia (with Psychonaut 4*)
03 Dec: Moscow, Russia (with Psychonaut 4)
04 Dec: Minsk, Belarus (with Psychonaut 4)
*Psychonaut 4 are a Black Metal band from Georgia
06 Jan: United We Stand Festival, Graz, Austria
07 Jan: Verona Nera Atto X, San Giovanni Lupatoto, Italy
Avatar have unleashed another visually stunning music video with long time director Johan Carlén at the helm, for their next single 'Night Never Ending' take of their latest album 'Feathers & Flesh' out now via Another Century.
Check it out here: http://vevo.ly/Iaab7V
"It's is a special song, being probably the most upbeat and, dare I say, happy piece we've ever released" says frontman Johannes Eckerström. "But under the surface of the fragile message of hope and fighting spirit it is little more than a prelude to a tragedy and that is what we set out to capture when we decided to make a video for it".
"It is very close to my heart for being the one video where there is no "rocking out" going on and we get to capture a side of Avatar that is just as integral as the good, headbanging times we love sharing with our supporters all around the world. There are few things in this world as beautiful and fascinating as contrasts and this is what all of Feathers & Flesh is all about. Hope and tragedy".
The new video drops just a few months after the band debuted 'The Eagle Has Landed' video, also directed by Carlén, the first official music video from the band's most recent LP.
With past buzzworthy videos like 'Bloody Angel' and 'Hail The Apocalypse', Avatar continues to raise the bar for what bands are doing visually in the current state of hard rock and metal.
The aim is set higher, further and deeper than ever before for AVATAR. Not only is this first concept album their most extensive work to date, showing the widest range of any of their albums, it also contains a story too extensive for any booklet, so they made a book. A fully illustrated 60 page, 109 verse poem hard-cover book.
The band will hit the road in November & December presenting their groundbreaking album “Feathers & Flesh” on a European headline run this Autumn:
21.11. Belfast (UK) - Oh Yeah Music Centre
22.11. Dublin (IE) - Voodoo Lounge
23.11. London (UK) - O2 Academy Islington
24.11. Liverpool (UK) – Arts Club
25.11. Glasgow (UK) - O2 ABC2
27.11. Oxford (UK) - O2 Academy
28.11. Sheffield (UK) - O2 Academy
02.12. Milano (IT) - Legend Club
03.12. Lyon (FR) - Ninkasi Kao
05.12. Paris (FR) – Le Trabendo
06.12. Strasbourg (FR) - La Laiterie
07.12. Nijmegen (NL) - Doornroosjee
08.12. Ludwigsburg (DE) - Rockfabrik
09.12. Munich (DE) - Backstage Club
10.12. Berlin (DE) - Musik & Frieden
11.12. Hamburg (DE) - Logo
12.12. Bochum (DE) - Rockpalast
13.12. Copenhagen (DK) - Pumpehuset
14.12. Oslo (NO) - John Dee
15.12. Stockholm (SE) – Klubben
16.12. Göteborg (SE) - Sticky Fingers
17.12. Göteborg (SE) - Sticky Fingers
Finnish melodic death/thrash metallers Re-Armed are streaming The Era of Precarity in its entirety five days ahead of the album's September 30th release date. English-speaking fans can stream it at this location, courtesy of No Cleaning Singing. Spanish speakers can do the same by visiting Friedhof Magazine.
Re-Armed recently released a new music video for "Evolve Cycle." The video can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7qtV4pcxOk
Re-Armed will release The Era of Precarity internationally on September 30 via Finland's Saarni Records. The physical core of the album is packed into a stylish digipak, which is made from ecological materials. The band has pledged to donate 50 cents from the sale of every copy to Karma Ry (organisation), which supports elder people and young adults in band's home-town area with their activities to prevent disenfranchisement.
The band has also launched on their Facebook page a contest to win a copy of the CD and a T-Shirt. Entrants just need to "Like" the page and share the new video on their timeline; visit http://tinyurl.com/h95x354 to enter. The band will choose one lucky fan and inform him/her personally. The contest runs until the end of the month. Let the game begin!
Amaranthe, the cutting edge Swedish / Danish rock band with the triple lead vocal attack, have dropped "That Song" from their upcoming album Maximalism, out October 21 via Spinefarm.
Listen and pre-order the album HERE.
"That Song" — Listen here
AMARANTHE - MAXIMALISM TRACK LISTING
3. That Song
5. On the Rocks
9. Break Down and Cry
"The time has come to unveil 'That Song' to the world," said guitarist Olof Morck. "Showcasing a new side of Amaranthe, the song combines an anthemic arena riff with an irresistibly groovy flow, creating maybe the most unique Amaranthe track yet! Describing the strife and hardships that follow with trying to pursue your dreams, 'That Song' embodies the turning point in your life when your direction becomes clear. So stomp your feet and clap your hands to 'That Song'!"
Maximalism is the follow-up to 2014's breakthrough Massive Addictive.
Refusing to be pinned down by genre or convention, Amaranthe have consistently pursued the less-travelled path, blending different sounds and styles to create a signature hybrid approach. Maximalism sees their collective wide-angle vision laid out with greater skill and conviction than ever before.
The European tour begins on 25.Oct.
Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost have declared the arrival of a new EP entitled Popestar, available today online and in record stores on CD, vinyl, and digital via Spinefarm Records / Loma Vista Recordings. The surprise five-track offering features leading psalm “Square Hammer”, a new original track which was debuted earlier in the week on Sirius XM’s Octane as part of a week-long global roll-out. The EP also contains interpretations of selections by Echo and the Bunnymen, Simian Mobile Disco, Eurythmics, and Imperiet. Popestar was recorded by Papa Emeritus III and his nameless ghouls in Linköping, Sweden and produced by Tom Dalgety (Pixies, Royal Blood, Opeth).
Links to buy Popestar
Amazon MP3: http://found.ee/Popestar_Ama
Amazon Physical: http://found.ee/PopestarPhysical
Additionally, Ghost have released a Deluxe Version of Meliora, their acclaimed 2015 Grammy® Award-winning album. Meliora Deluxe contains the Popestar EP as a bonus disc (CD or LP or digital). To purchase Meliora Deluxe, click HERE.
Ghost have released a music video for “Square Hammer”, directed by Zev Deans. To watch the harrowing clip now, click HERE.
The arrival of the Popestar EP coincides with the launch of the band’s 41-city U.S. headlining Popestar Tour which kicks off tonight in Rochester, NY. Tickets purchased for certain shows will include a digital download of the Popestar EP. See below for a complete list of rituals and for more information on upcoming dates, visit www.ghost-official.com.
Ghost were awarded a Grammy® earlier this year for 'Best Metal Performance'. Their most recent album Meliora was released on August 21, 2015 and debuted at No. 1 at Independent Retail, No. 2 at Rock, and in the Top 10 (#8) on Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart. The band capped off a landmark 2015 with their late night television debut on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert's Halloween show on CBS with a rousing performance of their offering "Cirice", which reached No. 3 at radio at Active Rock and Mainstream Rock.
Popestar Track Listing
1. Square Hammer
2. Nocturnal Me (Echo And The Bunnymen cover)
3. I Believe (Simian Mobile Disco cover)
4. Missionary Man (Eurythmics cover)
5. Bible (Imperiet cover)
Popestar U.S. Tour
September 16 - Rochester, NY - The Armory
September 19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
September 21 - Cleveland, OH - Masonic Auditorium
September 23 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
September 27 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater
September 28 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
September 30 - Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank at Midland Theatre
October 1 - Madison, WI - Sonic Boom Festival
October 2 - Louisville, KY - Louder Than Life
October 3 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
October 4 - Kalamazoo, MI - Kalamazoo State Theatre
October 5 - Cedar Rapids, IA - Paramount Theatre
October 7 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
October 8 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
October 9 - Missoula, MT - The Wilma Theatre
October 11 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
October 13 - Vancouver, BC - The Vogue Theater
October 14 - Seattle, WA - The Moore Theater
October 15 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theater
October 16 - Portland, OR - The Rosalind Theater
October 18 - Riverside, CA - Riverside Municipal Auditorium
October 20 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
October 21 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
October 22 - Las Vegas, NV - The Brooklyn Bowl
October 25 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre
October 27 - Lubbock, TX - City Bank Auditorium
October 28 - San Antonio, TX - The Aztec Theater
October 31 - Little Rock, AR - Metroplex
November 2 - Orlando, FL - The Hard Rock
November 3 - Miami Beach, FL - Fillmore Miami Beach
November 4 - Jacksonville, FL - The Florida Theatre
November 5 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
November 7 Raleigh, NC - The Ritz
November 9 - Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
November 11 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
November 12 - Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre
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