New York death metal bruisers Dehumanized are set to return with their third full length album, Beyond the Mind.
Following their esteemed 2012 release Controlled Elite, they spent the past four years composing a monumental force of violence that will surpass all expectations. With this new release, Dehumanized combines thought provoking lyrics with their deeply rooted and signature NY blast and slam style. Everything is skill-fully coalesced to forge this masterpiece of devastation that is executed with dynamic precision and relentless brutality.
A teaser video for Beyond the Mind has been posted at youtu.be/e0aZ07ex6Ug.
Beyond the Mind was recorded at the renowned Full Force Studio and the massive audio production dialled in by Joe Cincotta. Plus fascinating artwork by the always talented Tony Koehl. Don't miss what's sure to be an instant classic.
Comatose Music will release Beyond the Mind on October 28.
Guitar icon Zakk Wylde has debuted an all new music video for his latest single "Sleeping Dogs" featuring Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor. The track has gone on to become the most successful active rock radio single of Wylde's career reaching as high as #22 in the U.S. and #11 in Canada. Directed by long time collaborator Justin Reich, the video can be seen here.
The new video is being released on the heels of Zakk Wylde's memorable performance in Glendale, AZ opening up for Guns N' Roses last week on their current "Not In This Lifetime" tour.
Zakk Wylde is currently on the tail end of a a U.S. and Canadian tour in continued support of his new LP, Book Of Shadows II. Wylde is hitting over 40 cities spread out across the U.S. and Canada which included a highlighted performance at Heavy MTL Festival in Montreal on August 7th, a first for him as a solo artist. Tickets are on sale now here, including VIP upgrades in all markets. Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown and Jared James Nichols will serve as support.
Wylde will continue touring through the end of October, this time with Zakk Sabbath serving as support for Clutch. Zakk Sabbath includes himself, bassist Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie) and drummer Joey Castillo (Danzing, QOTSA) performing only BLACK SABBATH songs. Click here for more info.
Book Of Shadows II was released on April 8th, 2016 via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music), Zakk Wylde's first solo release in 20 years. This release is the highly anticipated follow up to 1996’s Book of Shadows LP, a classic album Wylde released between his work with Ozzy Osbourne that has since become a fan favourite. The album debuted at #2 on the Independent Chart, #3 on the Rock Chart and # 6 on the Current Albums Chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The fearlessly introspective melancholy and melody of Book of Shadows helped to make its follow-up one of Rolling Stone’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2016. As fierce and diverse as his work in Black Label Society and as large as his accomplishments as lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne have been, Book of Shadows II offers an even richer look into the spirit and psyche of one of the most beloved pillars of the hard rock community. Brand new tracks like “Sleeping Dogs,” “Tears of December,” “Darkest Hour,” “Harbors of Pity,” and “The King” are bold proclamations of intense feeling and powerful catharsis.
Zakk Wylde’s powerful pipes, mayhem-inducing charisma, mischievous humour, and instantly recognizable pinch-harmonic driven blues based histrionic guitar shredding have made him the world’s most beloved American Guitar Hero.
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.
Metallica set to release 'Hardwired…To Self-Destruct November 18th on their own Blackened Recordings
Metallica will release their eleventh studio album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, on November 18th, via Blackened Recordings. The 2 CD / 2 Vinyl set is the Grammy® Award winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee’s first studio album since 2008’s multi-platinum Death Magnetic. Hardwired…To Self-Destruct is available for pre-order at www.Metallica.com starting today in various configurations including: CD, Vinyl, Digital, Deluxe, and Deluxe Deluxe Versions. The album is produced by Greg Fidelman, who engineered and mixed Death Magnetic.
“Has it really been eight years? Doesn’t feel like it! Nudge, nudge, wink, wink,” said Metallica’s Lars Ulrich. “We’re obviously beyond psyched to share new tunes with all our friends out there. We’ve been rockin’ along in the studio with Greg on and off for the last 18 months firing up the creative engines again. Putting new music out there, getting in your faces once again and all that comes with it is what we love to do more than anything else, so strap yourselves in … INCOMING!”
“Hardwired,” the first track to be released from the forthcoming album was played for the first time earlier today during a live remote broadcast from Metallica’s HQ in the Bay Area. During an interview with Minneapolis rock station 93X discussing the band’s performance at U.S. Bank Stadium on August 20th, Lars Ulrich stunned 93X’s Pablo by unleashing the incendiary song for the first time, much to the surprise (and delight) of the station, as well as fans around the world. “Hardwired” will be delivered as an instant download to fans who pre-order the album.
Metallica also premiered the official video for “Hardwired” Thursday. The clip can be viewed HERE.
Metallica will perform this Saturday, August 20th, at U.S. Bank Stadium — the new home of the Minnesota Vikings. The band’s performance will be the first rock concert at the venue and tickets sold out in less than 10 minutes. Fans can tune in from home via a Pandora live stream beginning at 10 pm EST at http://pdora.co/metallicalive. Individual songs from the concert will also spin on Pandora. To listen, log in to your Pandora account or create a new one for free if you live in U.S., Australia or New Zealand. Fans outside of those countries can access the live stream at www.livemetallica.com.
Additionally, in celebration of Saturday’s performance, the band will be launching the official Metallica Pop-Up Store in Minneapolis this weekend. The store will have exclusive show merchandise and items not available anywhere else (including inside the stadium) as well as a wide selection of classic Metallica merch. The Metallica Pop-Up Store will be located at 401 2nd Ave North and open on Friday, August 19th from 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM and Saturday, August 20th from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Stay tuned for more details on Hardwired…To Self-Destruct in the coming weeks.
Regular Album (on CD, Vinyl and Digital formats):
2. Atlas, Rise!
3. Now That We’re Dead
4. Moth Into Flame
5. Am I Savage?
6. Halo On Fire
2. Dream No More
4. Here Comes Revenge
5. Murder One
6. Spit Out The Bone
Deluxe Version (On CD & Vinyl only):
2. Atlas, Rise!
3. Now That We’re Dead
4. Moth Into Flame
5. Am I Savage?
6. Halo On Fire
2. Dream No More
4. Here Comes Revenge
5. Murder One
6. Spit Out The Bone
1. Lords Of Summer
2. Riff Charge (Riff Origins)
3. N.W.O.B.H.M. A.T.M. (Riff Origins)
4. Tin Shot (Riff Origins)
5. Plow (Riff Origins)
6. Sawblade (Riff Origins)
7. RIP (Riff Origins)
8. Lima (Riff Origins)
9. 91 (Riff Origins)
10. MTO (Riff Origins)
11. RL72 (Riff Origins)
12. Frankenstein (Riff Origins)
13. CHI (Riff Origins)
14. X Dust (Riff Origins)
Last summer, internationally-renowned heavy rock band Lamb Of God released their latest Grammy-nominated full-length album, VII: Sturm Und Drang, which includes the emotive anthem "Embers" featuring Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno.
In order to further illustrate the story behind "Embers", Lamb Of God has revealed the official music video for the track. The video is directed by Zev Deans, also recognized for directing videos for Ghost, Behemoth, Chelsea Wolfe, and others.
Watch the "Embers" Video and Read a Personal Op-Ed by Mark Morton via Vice/Noisey Here
Lamb Of God will perform in their hometown on August 20th at Gwar BQ 2016 in Richmond, VA. Tickets are available here.
VII: Sturm Und Drang landed a #2 first week debut on the Billboard U.S. Top Current Albums chart, #3 on the Top 200, and #1 on both the Rock Album and Hard Rock Album charts.
Get your copy of VII: Sturm Und Drang here: Lamb-of-God.com | iTunes | Amazon | Google Play
Watch the UDR Music Welcome Video Here
Tampa, Florida-based death metal legends Morbid Angel are proud and excited to announce they have signed with UDR Music for all territories exclusively outside Japan. Featuring founding member and venerated guitar legend Trey Azagthoth, plus returning long-time member bassist / vocalist Steve Tucker, Morbid Angel are delighted to be back working with people who know metal music and will ensure the band reaffirms their status as the world's greatest death metal band.
"We are extremely excited to be in this partnership with UDR," says Steve Tucker. "We are looking forward to making a great album and destroying the stage at many shows. UDR is a great label that supports the bands that they believe in, and we are proud to be one of those bands! Looking forward to a successful partnership!"
While there are no specific details at this moment, Azagthoth and Tucker both look forward to writing and recording Morbid Angel's ninth studio album, to be released sometime in 2017, and to taking the band back out on tour.
For more information, visit www.udr-music.com.
Supergroup Hellyeah release new video for ‘I Don’t Care Anymore’ (originally by Phil Collins) The video starts out dark with singer Chad staring cold eyed into the screen and if you think it'll get any lighter you'll be sorrowfully let down. the frustration captured on Chad's face holds through out and adds another dimension to the Phil Collins Classic.
Covering a popular song is always a daring move by any act but Hellyeah have added their own angry signature on this one. As Chad Gray's voice growls, Dimebag's Guitar wails one beyond the grave, his unmistakable silhouette flashes across the screen.
Describing the process of recording the vocals as emotional, Gray went on to say…
"So I go in. And Kevin's [Churko, producer] got me all stoked to do this. So we go in and then we sit down. And I kind of sit up on top of this stool. I kind of sit on the back, a little perched, like a gargoyle, when I sing. And he got the mic all placed. And he's, like, 'Okay, are you ready? Are you ready to do this?' I mean, he's so stoked for it. And I was, like, 'Why is this guy so stoked for it?' And he's just, like, 'I just know you're gonna crush this.'
Just the emotion of it and everything like that… So as he's walking out, he shuts the lights off in the studio, and I'm, like, looking at him: 'What's the deal?' He's, like, 'I'm setting the mood, man. I'm setting the mood.' And I start singing the lines. And it's just… Whatever the timbre of my voice was that day, or whatever, it was just really awesome and perfect in a very non-perfect way. And he's just got his down and he's just… He just comes up and just hits the talkback and he's, like, 'Dude, you're gonna be singing this song for the rest of your life."
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
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
Bay Area progressive death metal collective Inanimate Existence will release their third full-length this Fall via Unique Leader Records. Titled "Calling From A Dream", the nine-track follow-up their critically-lauded "A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement" studio offering was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Zack Ohren at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California (Suffocation, Fallujah, The Zenith Passage etc.) and will see release on September 19th, 2016.
"After the release of our last album, we decided to take our sound to a new place while incorporating our roots," the band elaborates. "Expect deep compositions with many emotional ups and downs. Inspiration was drawn from music theorists and composers dating back thousands of years. Within "Calling From A Dream", listeners will encounter a wide array of musical elements blended to form a rich contrast of sonic textures that result in a dynamic aural experience."
"Calling From A Dream" is the story of a young man's journey to reunite with the soul of his lost lover. Through his dreams, she guides him across a dark mysterious world filled with gods and demons.
The band formed in 2012 and is notorious for pushing the boundaries of metal. Their fresh approach to songwriting and arrangements shine an innovative light into the dark and grim genre. With the output of "Calling From A Dream", they promise to deliver an even more refined and mature sound.
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