Maltese death metallers Beheaded have won in the 'Best Metal' category at the 25th Malta Music Awards. This is the third time in Beheaded's history when the band was nominated and won.
In 2019 Beheaded released their sixth full-length album "Only Death Can Save You" via Agonia Records. The album was followed by a European tour alongside Incantation and Hate and saw the band perform at summer festivals such as Party San Open Air (Germany) and Motocultor (France). The same year Beheaded embarked on a headlining Brazilian tour with Nervochaos and Jupiterian.
Beheaded rolled into life in 1991 with Malta as a backdrop to its caustic roots of death metal. Drawing inspiration from death metal hailing from Europe and the US at that time, and diving head on in the tape trading, zine and snail mail networks, Beheaded created its demo "Souldead" in 1995. With its strong statement and character, both European and worldwide record deals preceded the final cementing of the band as a placeholder in the extreme music scene. With six official releases under its belt, respect was gained through the energetic live set tying its relentlessness to its pure death metal inner sanctum. Several tours and festivals in Europe, US and Asia have channelled this thick skinned aural punishment to crowds all over, bringing more and more devoted followers.
Tool has won a GRAMMY Award® for Best Metal Performance (“7empest”).
Danny Carey (drums) and Justin Chancellor (bass) accepted the awards at today’s Premiere Ceremony in Los Angeles.
“7empest” is from the band’s fifth studio album: Fear Inocolum (RCA Records). The 10-song collection arrived in late August, debuting at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200. Critically, the album was met with equal enthusiasm. NPR said “Fear Inoculum was worth the 13-year wait,” The Atlantic dubbed it “precise and devastating,” Revolver declared it “a masterpiece that will be dissected for years to come” and Entertainment Weekly said the collection is “deeply satisfying, both as a distinct artistic statement and as accidental fan service to a base that expects nothing less than unflinchingly unique artistic statements.”
The Los Angeles-based band has previously won three GRAMMY Awards®: Best Metal Performance (1998, “Ænima”), Best Metal Performance (2002, “Schism”) and Best Recording Package (2007, 10,000 Days).
Tool formed in 1990, and have released five studio albums: Undertow (1993), Ænima (1996), Lateralus (2001),10,000 Days (2006) and Fear Inoculum (2019); two EPs: 72826 (1991) and Opiate (1992) and the limited-edition boxset Salival (2000). TOOL is Danny Carey (drums), Justin Chancellor (bass), Adam Jones (guitar) and Maynard James Keenan (vocals).
Swedish Melodic Folk / Black Metallers Wormwood nominated for 'Best metal album of the year' at P3 Guld
The Swedish melodic folk/black metal-band Wormwood has been nominated in the best metal/rock album-category of the year by P3 Guld. The gala will be held in Gothenburg in January 2020.
Vote for ’Nattarvet‘ now: https://www.p3guld.se
P3 Guld is an award ceremony that was established in 2003 by the national Swedish radio station P3 and is being held in the beginning of every new year. The P3 Guld award has been given out to outstanding artists in the music field and consists of nine different categories.
This year‘s gala will take place on January 18, 2020 and broadcasted live on national television. The jury consists of music experts as well as the vote of the Swedish people. Past winners include huge global artists such as Avicci, The Hives and Robyn and in the metal category you‘ll find Sweden‘s finest metal exports Opeth, In Flames and the ever so popular shock rock band Ghost.
The Swedish melodic folk/black metal-band Wormwood raised critical acclaim among the global music press with their sophomore full length “Nattarvet”. A concept album about the Swedish winter landscape and the famine in the end of the 19th century.
Multi-platinum quintet Bring Me The Horizon have received a GRAMMY award® nomination in the Best Rock Album category for their latest album amo, out now on RCA. This marks the band’s second nod from The Recording Academy following their Best Rock Song nomination last year for “MANTRA,” the lead single from the album.
The news comes on the heels of Bring Me The Horizon’s U.S. headlining “Threesome Tour” and brand new track “Ludens” which they contributed to Timefall, an album of new music inspired by the highly anticipated “Death Stranding” video game available on PlayStation 4.
Bring Me The Horizon is one of the most electrifying and successful rock bands to emerge from the UK. amo, was released earlier this year and was named as “one of the most anticipated albums of 2019” by Billboard and described by NME as “bold, brilliant and boundary-pushing.” “MANTRA,” was a Top 5 hit at Rock Radio and earned the multi-platinum-selling act its first-ever GRAMMY award® nomination for Best Rock Song. Bring Me The Horizon has spent 2019 touring the world in support of the critically acclaimed amo. The group has sold over 4 million albums globally to date, played sold-out shows in over 40 countries, including a sold out night at the Forum in Los Angeles and two sold out nights at London’s O2, wowed a traditionally non-rock crowd at Glastonbury Festival in 2016 and 2019 and stole the show at high profile festivals across Europe all summer. Bring Me The Horizon is vocalist Oli Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Mat Nicholls and keyboardist Jordan Fish.
Award-winning Canadian Melodic Death Metallers Kavara to release debut album 'Weathered & Lost' on 31st May
Fresh off the Forest City London Music Awards' bestowal of "Best Metal Act of 2019," Canadian Melodic Death Metal quintet Kavara are proud to announce the May 31 release of full-length debut album Weathered & Lost. The album's first single, "Scarecrow," can be streamed below.
"Scarecrow" (Bandcamp) - kavaraofficial.bandcamp.com/track/scarecrow
"Scarecrow" (YouTube) - youtu.be/Tt4t3SnDkvg
Emerging from the smoke and debris left by the explosive launch of 2016 debut EP Overthrown, Kavara ratchets up the intensity, hones the songwriting to a fine point, and devastates the hemisphere with 11 tracks of dyed-in-the-wool melodic death metal! Eschewing trends in favour of authenticity and letting the music do the talking, Kavara's Weathered & Lost is Death Metal par excellence. Up the volume and revel in the glory of Death! Weathered & Lost was recorded at Icehouse Studios in Goderich, Ontario
Pre-order Weathered & Lost - kavaraofficial.bandcamp.com/album/weathered-lost
Kavara is a melodic death metal band hailing straight out of the depths of the Forest City (London, Ontario). Formed in 2015 through Fanshawe College's Music Industry Arts program, Kavara released their debut EP Overthrown a year later while also playing shows all around Ontario. They've shared the stage with some well-known bands (Skeletonwitch, Beyond Creation & Insurrection) and toured on the east coast, where they had their first festival performance at Freedom Fest in the Field!
Kavara takes influence from many genres from both the past and the present, and is always working on new material to deliver a consistent supply of impressive music and powerful messages. With a wide range of musical backgrounds, the members are able to create an innovative sound for the heavy metal world.
Influences: Children of Bodom, Death, The Black Dahlia Murder, Cattle Decapitation, Lamb of God, Dethklok (and many others!)
Serena Dorton - Vocals
Chris Strange - Guitar
Mike MacGibbon - Guitar
Spinny Guilbault - Bass
Steve Cummer - Drums
Australian Prog Metal wizards Ne Obliviscaris share live footage and are nominated for Indie Music Award
Progressive metal masters Ne Obliviscaris will soon be embarking on their previously announced tour dates in Australia with label mates Beyond Creation. In conjunction with the upcoming trek, the band has shared pro-shot live video footage from their concert in Montreal from October 10, 2018. The clip, which was recorded and edited by Dr. Light Productions, can be viewed here!
Vocalist/violinist Tim Charles comments:-
"Our live show is to us is such a vital part of what we do. That chance to really feel the connection between you and the audience through the music is something so special. It's what we live for. When performing in Montreal last October we had the chance to film the show and are pleased to release this live video of two songs - 'Libera Pt 1/Urn Pt 2.' We are excited to get back on the road playing here in Australia in a couple weeks time alongside some amazing bands for what is going to be our biggest ever headline shows anywhere in the world, before heading back to Europe for a festival tour in June as well. We hope you enjoy the video and that we see you at a live show sometime soon!"
Additionally, Ne Obliviscaris have been nominated for an Indie Music Award in the Metal/Hardcore song category for the track "Intra Venus." Fans can vote for the song here!
Blackened death metallers Sectorial have been nominated for a Best Ukrainian Metal Act award in the category of Best Metal Band. The award show will take place on December 22nd in Kyiv, Ukraine. Event details can be found here.
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Sectorial recently unleashed their third full-length entitled "VYR" via Noizr Productions on November 9th, 2018 to follow their sophomore release "We Are The Titan's Rising Ashes"(2015), which won two BUMA awards for "Best Metal Video" (Tree Eater) and "Best Metal Album".
"VYR" captures the band's advancement in both musicianship and sound, every instrument, every bit of music on this release has its own story. Featuring 12 brutal tracks mixed and mastered by Warkhoros, the album showcases an assault of diversity, from intense blast-beats to acoustic compositions to using different ethnic instruments such as drymba / munnharpe, jouhikko, bukkehorn, flutes, duda, and trembita.
The band comments:
"Capricious and unpredictable streams of life, violent waves and the hypnotic blue of the the universe’s depths... an element that can withstand anything that will happen on the way... a bottomless stellar sky, reflected on a calm mirrored surface that in an instant turns into an incredible dance of the wind and drops, and spins in a gigantic powerful VYR."
Music Video "The Observer"
Music Video "Inhuman Ones"
CD and digital album order for "VYR" available on Noizr here, Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Warkhoros, Tyrant Studio.
Cover artwork and print design by Lita Akhmetova.
Ivan 'Burz' Kozakevych - Vocals, Folk Instruments
Igor 'Reich' Kovalenko - Drums, Percussion
Dmytro 'Trit' Vashchenko - Guitars, Backing Vocals
Boris 'Karis' Krivous - Bass, Backing Vocals
April 13 - BingoClub - Kyiv, UA - Metal East: Нове Коло - Warm Up Show - info
Metallica to receive Polar Music Prize; Swedish award given in recognition of excellence in the world of music
On Thursday, June 14th Metallica – along with fellow laureate Dr. Ahmad Sarmast, founder of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) – will be awarded the Polar Music Prize from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
How to Watch: If you live in Sweden, you can tune in to TV4 or stream the ceremony on TV4 Play beginning at 18.00 CEST.
If you live or are stationed in Afghanistan, you can catch the ceremony broadcast on TOLOnews.
For fans outside of the Polar Music Prize broadcast regions, fans can follow Metallica’s socials as they explore Stockholm on Tuesday, watch Lars participating in the “Meet the Laureates” Polar Talk on Wednesday, and for the ceremony itself on Thursday.
Metallica commented "We are truly humbled and inspired to be recognized in this manner and hope you will follow along with us throughout the whole experience."
For more information about the Polar Music Prize visit polarmusicprize.org.
Metallica was formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield and in the nearly 37 years since, they’ve pretty much done it all. If you need to know more, loads of facts can be found on Wikipedia…and some of them are even true. The band recently wound up the European leg of their WorldWired tour and will be taking their in-the-round production to the US kicking off on September 2, 2018, in Madison, WI.
Crossbones, the metal squad from Tirana, Albania, has been nominated in the "Breakthrough European Band" category at the GMA Awards 2017.
Voting is open until December 28, 2017. You can vote here: http://globalmetalapocalypse.weebly.com/gma-awards.html
Winners are announced on December 29, 2017
This is the first time ever that Albania is represented in the international rock / metal scene music awards.
Alice scooped up the award for Best International Artist at the 19th annual awards held in Glasgow on Saturday 2nd December at Nordoff Robbins Fundraiser.
Accepting his award in advance when playing Glasgow’s SSE Hydro last month, Alice recorded a special video message that was played at the ceremony for the SSE Scottish Music Awards held at Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket. Commented Alice:
“Thank you this is great. You have to survive this business long enough and rock ‘n’ roll business is not the easiest thing… We’ve been doing it 50 years and keeping the quality of the show and music up really is the whole trick to doing it. In my case though they do cut my head off every night so it’s a matter of survival! Thanks very much!”
The awards are held each year to raise money for music charity Nordoff Robbins Scotland. This year they raised over £148,000 for the music therapy charity.
Alice Cooper has just finished a hugely successful UK-wide tour, his first full UK Tour in five years, which included a stop at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow.
The shows saw Alice reunited with the original Alice Cooper band and schoolmates Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith and Michael Bruce. The Alice Cooper band split in 1974 after which Alice went on to continued success as a solo artist.
2017 has been a busy year for Alice, who also released the new album ‘Paranormal’ earlier this year. His first new original studio album in six years saw him collaborate with his original band as well as iconic guests such as ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, U2’s Larry Mullen, and Deep Purple’s Roger Glover. It was recorded by Alice’s long-time producer Bob Ezrin and received much acclaim from fans and critics alike.
Alice Cooper pioneered a grandly theatrical brand of hard rock drawing equally from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock. With his influence on rock & roll long since acknowledged, his place in rock history and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame secure, and his multiple gold & platinum albums, sold-out tours plus countless honours and career achievement awards, there is little that Alice Cooper hasn’t achieved in his remarkable career.
Cooper has rattled the cages and undermined the authority of generations of guardians of the status quo, continuing to surprise fans and exude danger at every turn, like a great horror movie, even in an era where 24 hour cable news can present real life shocking images.
Still touring worldwide year-in and year-out, still hosting his worldwide syndicated radio show (heard on Planet Rock 5 days a week in the UK), still writing and recording new music, Alice Cooper show no sign of slowing down.
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