England'ss Groove Thrashers Hostile release video for 'Retribution':
Hostile is Groove / Thrash Metal band hailing from the West Midlands, the birthplace of Heavy Metal. Their debut album Eve Of Destruction, as well as their second album were produced by the legendary K.K. Downing of Judas Priest and were both well received by the press. Hostile toured their debut album all over Europe supporting bands such as Machine Head, Soulfly and Hatebreed - and more recently Megadeth at Moscow's live Stadium - going down a storm at every tour. The band is currently planning to release a handful of singles as well as embark on an Eastern Europe tour in 2019.
Axa Valaha Productions in collaboration with Pest Records (a Loud Rage Music division) proudly announce the upcoming release of the second studio album from Costa Rica Profane Metal purveyors Heresy! Entitled Blasphēmia, the new material is a 7 tracks Thrash Metal bomb recorded and mixed by Marcos Monnerat, and mastered in Sweden at Fascination Street Studios by Jens Bogren (Kreator, At The Gates, Opeth).
The first Blasphēmia advance single is Downpour, now available for streaming here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFIQGTDZJLg
Heresy will start their “False Messiah Tour 18-19” this November and it will finish in February 2019!
The most hard-hitting Swedish thrash metal band ever Carnal Forge is back and has signed a record deal with Swedish label ViciSolum Productions. The band’s new album “Gun to mouth salvation” will overtake the world on January 25, 2019. “Gun to mouth salvation” is Carnal Forge´s first album since 2007 monster release “Testify for My Victims”.
Founder Jari Kuusisto says;-
“I quit Carnal Forge after the last full-length album Testify for my victims because I was just feed up with the music industry and everything about being in the band. It took some years but I felt I was kind of missing CF, so I talked to my brother Petri and I called up Lars in 2013 and said. Hey, let's fuckin' do it! He had been waiting since the hibernation in 2010 so it was a Go! right on the spot. We made this mini CD to wake up the corpse and we did some shows but then we decided to not do any more shows until we had a new album and new fresh songs to play. It's a long boring story why it took so long time, but finally here we are now, ready to kick some serious ass again! And with us we also have Lawrence Dinamarca (Nightrage, Loch Vostok) and new vocalist Tommie Wahlberg.”
The Swedish thrash quintet Carnal Forge was formed by guitarist Jari Kuusisto in 1997 in Sala, Sweden. Since then the band has released 7 full length albums (ViciSolum, Candlelight Records, Century Media Records, WAR), 1 live DVD (Metal Mind Productions), toured in Europe, USA and Japan together with acts like Testament, Exodus, Halford, Nile, Amon Amarth, The Haunted, Immortal, Primal Fear, Pro Pain. Carnal Forge has played festivals like Wacken Open Air (DE), Sweden Rock Festival (SE), Summer Breeze (DE), Brutal Assault (CZ), Kaltenbach Open Air (A), Aalborg Metal Festival (DK), Fuck the commerce (DE), Metal Fest URI (CH), Pressure Fest (DE), Fury Fest (FR), Metal Meltdown (USA) etc.
Carnal Forge 2018 are:
Tommie Wahlberg - Vocals
Petri Kuusisto - Lead Guitar
Jari Kuusisto - Rhythm Guitar
Lars Lindén - Bass
Lawrence Dinamarca - Drums
Gun to mouth salvation - 2019 - CD - (ViciSolum)
When all else fails (2014) - mini (LL Production)
Blood War - (2009) - video single
Testify for My Victims - (2007) - CD - (Candlelight)
Aren't You Dead Yet? - (2004) - CD - (Century Media)
Destroy Live (2004) - DVD - (Metal Mind Productions)
The More You Suffer - (2003) - CD - (Century Media)
Please... Die! - (2001) - CD - (Century Media)
Firedemon - (2000) - CD - (Century Media)
Who's Gonna Burn - (1998) - CD - (War Music & Regain)
Sweet Bride - (1997) - MC demo
Following closely on the heels of Evil’s impressive 2017 debut album, Rites of Evil, Nuclear War Now! is pleased to present the Japanese band’s third demo, The Gate of Hell. The demo shall be released internationally on October 21st on cassette tape format.
Beginning with a self-titled instrumental intro that quickly morphs into the Sarcófago-styled attack of “Hell’s Evil Bell’s,” Evil confirms that it has not lost a step since the recording of the preceding album. This demo combines the ferocity of early Brazilian deathcore, the aggression of Teutonic thrash, and the unhinged nature of Japanese hardcore into three original tracks and a cover of the aforementioned Brazilian masters’ “Desecration of Virgin.”
These strikes serve as the warning shot over the bow forecasting the siege of Evil’s impending live album on Electric Assault Records, the ensuing second studio album on NWN! in the coming months, and, most urgently, Evil’s upcoming appearance at the Nuclear War Now! / Iron Bonehead-curated Never Surrender Fest, which portends to lay waste to Berlin, Germany on November 1st-3rd of 2018. That festival appearance follows during a stream of European tour dates with Finnish black speed metalpunks Bonehunter - dates after the jump.
In the meantime, hear two new tracks from Evil's The Gate of Hell HERE at Nuclear War Now!'s Bandcamp.
Lebanese Metallers Phenomy - after winning the Metal Battle in Beirut on April 27th - performed at Wacken Open Air 2018. The band has issued their recap of their first-ever Wacken experience:
"It was nothing like we expected, We thought it was huge but no, it was fucking gigantic. we would have 30 min of walk between sections from our camping area to the main city or to other areas. The first experience arriving to Wacken was meeting the great Derrick Green from Sepultura, now how is that for an overture of the journey!? This guy is most probably the most down to earth guy we have ever met. He would be chilling and meeting people in the area modestly. It was a dream come true to meet a guy like him.This area also had promoters and media agents from all over the world, a huge exposure for any band really.
The same night a Hot dog grill started in the Artist area, and guess who was the grill master, yes, non other that Mr. Thomas Jensen himself, co founder of Wacken open air just in front of our eyes. He was cool enough to give us an hour of his time to talk about everything literally. He completely understands the struggle bands go through to play in Wacken and he is doing the best he can to help making it easier for them. "The coolest and awesome guy we ever met and it was such a honour to meet him". Not to forget that he was cool enough to mention Phenomy in his press conference while announcing the headliners for W:O:A 2019.
Our performance at Wacken Open Air is most probably the most important one so far.The crowd reaction was AMAZING!! the way they received us, after all the technical difficulties we faced, was awesome. we were humbled. Moshpits and headbang didn't stop during the 15 min we had left. 2 Lebanese flags were hang just before our eyes and that was a hell of a boost for us. We couldn't finish the last song but we had a awesome final applause from our friends and fans. We also had the pleasure to meet Promoters, bands and fans from all over the world.
It was a really unforgettable journey that we shared with wonderful people, special thanks to Mrs Monika Bremer, Promoter of the Wacken Metal Battle in the middle east and Mr Jörgen Lindström, Ambassor of Sweden In Lebanon for being there and supporting us."
See all the Wacken photos here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement/posts/774279379574787
Also read the exclusive live report on Lebanese Metal mag, here: http://lebanesemetal.com/web/index.php/2018/08/08/449/
Lebanese metal band Phenomy was formed by Loïc El Haddad and Rudy Bejjani in 2014. The band’s sound is a mixture of Thrash/Groove metal with Melodies, breakdowns and tribal/ethnic rhythms. Only three month after its formation, Phenomy performed in several local gigs and in the Persian Metal and Rock Festival in Cannakale/Troya city in Turkey alongside big names like Orphaned Land. Later on, Phenomy released their debut album “Once And For All” and received good feedbacks from magazines and webzines, before signing a distribution deal with Via Nocturna in 2017. In Summer 2017 Phenomy toured with Repay the eastern European countries (Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria). Furthermore the band supported Grave in Lebanon in October 2017. In July the band played at Metalhead Meeting 2018 in Romania and in august they took the stage at Wacken Open Air 2018. Phenomy released their second album “Threaten World Order” on March 2018.
Metal icons Soulfly are set to release their devastating new album Ritual, on October 19 via Nuclear Blast. The band has been releasing a series of trailers detailing the making of the album and in today's trailer, Max Cavalera discusses the return of the tribal elements on the new release:
Check out the first single from Ritual, 'Evil Empowered', here: youtu.be/HB7gYzoVUQw
Watch the 360º track video for 'Ritual': youtu.be/z2LHZs7xx-w
The album was produced, recorded and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Killer Be Killed, Lamb Of God, Gojira). The cover artwork was painted by artist Eliran Kantor (Testament, Iced Earth, Sodom) and additional booklet art was handled by Marcelo Vasco (Slayer, Hatebreed, Kreator), who also handled the package design. The album features multiple guests including Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God) and Ross Dolan (Immolation).
Pre-order Soulfly's eleventh studio album Ritual, in various physical and digital formats, here: nuclearblast.com/soulfly-ritual
Limited Edition Digipack CD + signed insert, Limited Edition Gatefold Grey, Red or Black Vinyl + signed insert, Ritual T-Shirt and Ritual Hooded Sweatshirt from the NB UK store: nblast.de/SoulflyNBStore
Recordstore.co.uk + signed insert: nblast.de/SoulflyRecordstore
Digital album: nblast.de/SoulflyRitualIT
Kill All The Gentlemen are a 4 piece metal band hailing from the shire of Devon in the South West of England. Their name derived from a fatal battle that happened in a hamlet know as Fenny Bridges in 1549 during the Prayer Book Rebellion. The band have made waves in the UK with there furious live shows witnessed at events such as Bloodstock and Mammothfest. The band have also embarked on an Eastern European tour with Napalm Death further showing their diversity winning over metal audiences abroad.
Twin guitar attacks, neck breaking beat downs and lavishing in hooks and melodies make for a beautiful yet brutal act to see and hear. You can hear elements of Iron Maiden imagined in a kind of Cradle Of Filth “steroid induced” manner. All this coupled with the weight and groove of bands like Machine Head and Trivium creating a style of “juggernaut” songwriting. Tie this together with breakneck tempos and thunderous drums (coming from a Death and Grind background) and you have Kill All The Gentlemen.
Kill All The Gentlemen is a metaphor for rising through the struggles of the industry. Not letting the powers that be stand in your way and going head first against the grain. The rapture is coming!
Watch it here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0esawjdVQA&feature=youtu.be
The band are celebrating the collaboration with Sliptrick by releasing a lyrics video featuring a new track from the forthcoming album The Loss And The Rapture to be released worldwide via Sliptrick Records on November 22nd. Feel the noise!
The Loss And The Rapture | Released November 22nd, 2018 on Sliptrick Records
Kill All The Gentlemen are:
Adam Martin – Vocals/Guitar
Ben Andrew – Bass/Backing Vocals
Christian Axsel – Guitar
Thomas Arne Rørstad – Drums
Band links: Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | Twitter | On Sliptrick
"It is crazy to think it's been ten years since we released this album," exclaims guitarist Francisco Haussmann. "I remember we just wanted to play as fast as possible and make a record without any overproduction or too much editing. We just wanted to bring the stench of the rehearsal room into the speakers and it turned out great. No metronome, no pre-recorded guitar tracks, just 1-2-3-4 go!"
Released May 2008 Ten Broken Codes hit the thrash scene with an almighty thud! A violent, cutting edge thrash attack well-received by both fans and critics and which ultimately landed the band their first foray outside South America. "This may not seem like a big thing to some," says Haussmann, "but for small band from Chile back then... it really was a big deal for us." Later the band would sign to Candlelight Records, record with legendary producers such as Russ Russell, release another two studio albums, two live albums, a live DVD, tour Europe, grace festival stages across the world... and as they say... the rest is history.
To mark the 10 year anniversary of the records release the band have teamed up with Sick Bangers to re-issue the album in vinyl format, strictly limited to 300 copies. This vinyl edition comes with a new layout, renewed artwork, never before seen pictures and a special vinyl mastering. "I'm pretty sure everyone will enjoy the new thick and warm sound of it; Audio Custom Studio did a great job and we are pretty excited and cannot wait for this vinyl to come out!"
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Nixon is thrilled to announce a collaboration with one of the original sideways thinkers: iconic Metal band, Metallica. The hard core collection, which includes six watches plus two Limited Editions, was born of long-shared mutual respect for upstarts who buck the system and wind up changing it for good. Nixon x Metallica will be available from 10th September 2018 both in stores and online at Nixon.com. The collection includes six hard rocking models, plus two special limited editions.
Master Distiller extraordinaire, Dave Pickerell in collaboration with Metallica, Sweet Amber Distilling Co and Meyer Sound will unveil the next evolution of whiskey this autumn with Blackened. The spirit isn’t just inspired by the iconic band’s music, it is literally shaped by it. The team behind Blackened has taken the concept of sonic-enhancement and turned it into Black Noise™, a patent-pending process that uses Metallica’s own music to shape the flavour of this unconventional American whiskey.
Metallica and long-time collaborator, Meyer Sound had already engineered a proprietary subwoofer that could amplify the low frequency sound waves that Metallica used specifically to hit that range, a hallmark throughout their music. It was pure coincidence that the low frequency range needed for Black Noise™ (sonic-enhancement) was the range that Metallica frequented in their music. The process of sonic-enhancement that would define the finishing process of Blackened was born.
Blackened will currently only be available in the U.S but news on additional markets will be updated on https://blackenedwhiskey.com
Founded in 1998 in Encinitas, CA, Nixon is the premium watch and accessories brand for the youth lifestyle market. Focused on making the little stuff better, Nixon began with a small line of team-designed, custom-built watches sold exclusively in speciality board-sport and fashion retailers. Currently distributed in over 90 countries, Nixon’s product range has grown to include select soft-goods, leather goods, custom audio products and more. For more information, please visit nixon.com.
Master Distiller Dave Pickerell, a luminary in the world of whiskey, is one of the nation’s preeminent distillers. Dave is currently the Master Distiller of WhistlePig Whiskey, and Blackened, a new Straight American Whiskey, which is a collaboration and partnership between Metallica and Dave Pickerell. Before joining Blackened and WhistlePig, Pickerell spent 14 years as Master Distiller for Maker's Mark in Loretto, Kentucky and has since established and advanced a multiplicity of distilled spirits projects both domestically and abroad.
Thrash legends Testament are thrilled to announce a merger forged in metal: a new long-term promotional agreement with PRiVCY, the hottest new cryptocurrency.
Always at the forefront of musical innovation, the thrash metal legends continue their dedication to the future of technology by bringing the crypto revolution to music fans around the world with the new PRiVCY coin.
PRiVCY is a POW/POS privacy coin project, utilizing several security elements to protect the anonymity of PRiVCY users. Offering fast, secure and cheap transactions, the PRiVCY coin is integrated with TOR and has stealth addresses enabled to provide additional layers of privacy and security.
Go to www.privcy.io to learn more about the benefits of the PRiVCY coin.
Testament and PRiVCY cryptocurrency are joining forces to offer a unique contest in which fans who buy PRiVCY cryptocurrency (PRIV) earn a chance to win three amazing prize packages. The grand prize includes a huge VIP experience with Testament when they headline opening night of the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest at the historic Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, CA on December 1, 2018. The band will perform a special set of both their classic The New Order and The Gathering records in full.
On November 14 at 14:00 UTC (7:00 AM PST), the three fans with the largest amount of purchased PRIV in their registered PRiVCY desktop or web wallet will win the three contest prizes.
The three winners will be announced on November 15 at 14:00 UTC, giving the first prize winner at least two weeks to make travel arrangements to the Decibel Metal & Beer Fest on December 1 and 2, if they live outside of the Los Angeles area. The winners will be announced at https://testamentlegions.com/privcy and through all Testament and PRiVCY social media channels.
A one-of-a-kind 20 x 10 foot (6 x 3 meters) autographed TESTAMENT show banner of The Formation of Damnation album cover that was used on tour with TESTAMENT around the world. Many hardcore fans and collectors of TESTAMENT memorabilia will covet this second prize more than the huge first prize.
A collection of autographed Testament CDs, vinyl and DVDs from their incredible 35-year discography.
Testament vocalist Chuck Billy says:-
"When creating Testament music, we always use the latest technology. It's something that we insist on. And we like to be the first to use anything that's new, cutting-edge and cool. Cryptocurrency is something that we're excited about. We dig their technology, vibe, attitude and commitment to be the best privacy coin in the world. Our goal is to enable fans around the world to buy Testament music and merchandise with the PRiVCY coin."
Testament guitarist Eric Peterson says:-
"Cryptocurrency is something we've been very interested in for a while now, so when we were presented with the opportunity to work with PRiVCY, we jumped on it right away. They not only have a hard-working and innovative crypto team but they also like metal, so they're our kind of people."
Go to www.testamentlegions.com/privcy for full contest details, how to register, and how and where to buy the PRiVCY coin (PRIV) to compete in the contest for these three incredible prizes.
There will be other cool contests and promotions coming from the Testament/PRiVCY alliance. Keep an eye on the PRiVCY and Testament social media channels for more exciting upcoming information.
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