Parlophone Records will continue their reissues series of the Iron Maiden catalogue with the third set of Digipak CD titles in The Studio Collection – Remastered, to be released on July 26th.
Following on from 2014/2017’s black vinyl releases and 2015’s Mastered for iTunes project, The Studio Collection – Remastered features recordings taken from the same remasters as the 2015 hi-res digital releases. The albums supersede the previously available studio catalogue and all titles will also be made available on streaming platforms.
As a bonus for collectors, one CD from each batch of releases will also be optionally available in a specially designed box featuring a 1:24 scale figurine and exclusive patch. In the July 26th batch, this will be Fear Of The Dark. All four albums in this set are available for pre-order now from studiocollection.ironmaiden.com
The first four albums in this collection were released in November 2018 Iron Maiden / Killers / The Number Of The Beast (standard/collectors) / Piece Of Mind
The second four albums were released in March 2019 Powerslave / Somewhere In Time (standard/collectors) / Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son / No Prayer For The Dying
4th batch 2019 date TBC
Dance Of Death / A Matter Of Life And Death (standard/collectors) / The Final Frontier / The Book Of Souls*
*not remastered but appearing in Digipak for the first time
Iron Maiden will continue their Legacy Of The Beast tour across North, South and Central America this summer, starting in Florida on July 18th. It includes a headline performance at Rock In Rio, with all 90,000 tickets sold in less than two hours.
See www.ironmaiden.com for full tour details.
UK black-metal outfit Necronautical have announced details of their latest offering, new album ‘Apotheosis’, set for release on 30th August through world-renowned extreme metal label Candlelight Records.
The album was recorded, mixed & mastered by British producer Chris Fielding (Winterfylleth, Witchsorrow, Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard) at Skyhammer Studio. Adorned by the foreboding artwork of David Thiérrée (Behemoth, Gorgoroth), 'Apotheosis' serves as a sonic epitaph to the human experiences of hope and faith. It details a melancholic journey through an empty and brutal existence, taking inspiration from the works of Friedrich Nietzsche, Chuck Palanuik and Neil Gaiman.
'Nihil Sub Sole Novum’ is the first single to be shared from Apotheosis with the band adding,
"We feel that this song acts as a perfect microcosm for the direction of the album and of Necronautical itself: a relentless combination of punishing riffs and melancholic euphoria. The title translates as “nothing new under the sun”, directly challenging the conclusion of Ecclesiastes 1:9, and instead seeking to elevate the bleak and repetitive nature of life and humanity to the dais reserved for its gods. The song draws on the concepts of anamnesis and of a mythical pre-human golden age, and asks if such rediscovered knowledge can break the monotony of existence.”
Listen to 'Nihil Sub Sole Novum’ - https://necronautical.lnk.to/Apotheosis
Watch the official 'Nihil Sub Sole Novum’ - https://youtu.be/zQqHCATA3AI
Necronautical, literally meaning “relating to the exploration of death”, was initially formed as a recording only project in 2014 by founders Naut, Carcarrion and Anchorite. The trio recorded, produced and released their debut album 'Black Sea Misanthropy' that same year. The album received high praise from listeners and critics alike, and quickly established Necronautical as one of the most promising and unique projects in the UK's flourishing Black Metal scene. The album caught the attention of the newly resurrected Cacophonous Records, who signed Necronautical for the release of their second album.
The trio recruited Slugh on drums in 2015 and set about preparing for their first live performances, as well as recording their sophomore album. Necronautical released 'The Endurance at Night' in 2016, along with a video for the single 'Nihilartikel'. Marking a vast expansion upon the band's sound, concept and vision, the album received great critical acclaim, and saw the band featured in magazines such as Metal Hammer, Kerrang! and Powerplay, among many others.
Necronautical made their live debut opening for Dark Funeral at London's Underworld in 2016. Quickly gaining a loyal following from their immersive live performances, the band went on to play many concerts nationwide, before being invited to join Winterfylleth, Wiegedood and Fen for a 14 date tour of Europe and the United Kingdom in 2017. Necronautical kicked off their live calendar in 2018 by performing at Inferno Festival in Norway, and also appeared at Mammothfest, Incineration Festival, and the Blackwood Gathering.
Naut - Vocals, Guitar
Carcarrion - Guitar
Anchorite - Bass Guitar, Vocals
Slugh - Drums
Pre-order the album - https://necronautical.lnk.to/Apotheosis
Necronautical live dates:
11.07.2019 Outpost, Liverpool w/ The Infernal Sea, Burial, Ba'al
12.07.2019 Alberts, Nottingham w/ The Infernal Sea, Burial
13.07.2019 Scruffy Murphy's, Birmingham w/ The Infernal Sea, Shadowflag, Wolvencrown, Crimson Throne
14.07.2019 Fulford Arms, York w/ The Infernal Sea, Ante-Inferno, Burial
25.07.2019 Beermageddon Festival, Bromsgrove, UK
11.10.2019 Rebellion, Manchester w/ Sojouner & Havukruunu
It’s been a while but they’re back with arguably their finest album to date. Acid Reign will release their third full length on Dissonance this September.
Vocalist Howard Smith had this to say:
“For our first album in 29 years it was vitally important that we find the right home and I feel we have. From the very first contact it was obvious that the Dissonance team not only had an overwhelming enthusiasm for what we have recorded but the intelligence and infrastructure to deliver.
Many involved are the same people I dealt with when curating The Apple Core Archives in 2014 which was a hassle free experience, so we are going to release a four disc retrospective Acid Reign Anthology package after the new album comes out cos I found some more old stuff and our two singles need a CD home. Who knows you may even see some vinyl reissues too!
We cannot wait to unleash this beast and hit the road in support of it, once it’s out it will be two years since we started writing and a year since we recorded it. No one is as keen as us for you all to hear the results. Over the next few months we’ll be drip feeding you all information, we have so many plans for really cool things that we think you are all going to love. Stay tuned.”
Label head honcho Steve Beatty:
"Its great they are back with a new album and I am pleased they are on the Label, its great addition to the roster and I’m excited about the new album. As long as they don’t cover any-more Blondie songs I’m a happy camper!!!!"
In 1991 Acid Reign left an ailing UK thrash scene with a final show at the London Marquee. They toured with the likes of Nuclear Assault, Dark Angel, Exodus, Flotsam & Jetsam, Death Angel, and Candlemass. During this time they put out two full-length albums namely The Fear and Obnoxious following on from their Mini Album debut in 1988, Moshkinstein. A final compilation “The Worst Of Acid Reign” was released and their brief but highly productive career came to an end.
Since returning from a 24-year absence the band featuring original vocalist Howard H Smith, Pete Dee (Bass), Paul Chanter (Guitar), Marc Jackson (Drums) & Cooky (Guitar) have been busy. On the back of two new songs Plan Of The Damned (2015) and The Man Who Became Himself (2017) they hit the road both at home and throughout Europe for numerous tours and festival appearances. Including the now legendary record-breaking Headline slot of the Sophie Stage at Bloodstock 2016.
During this time, they have earned themselves a fearsome live reputation famous for its high energy, mass stage diving and violent pits. Reeling off old school classics from their back catalogue they have become a must-see act that has seen the band sign with K2 live agency (Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax).
With a new album already recorded their time to reign has come again.
Ukraine's most ferocious metal export Jinjer have officially begun work on their highly anticipated third album and follow up to their Napalm Records debut King Of Everything (2016) and their amazing “Micro” EP (2018). Once again teaming up with sound producer Max Morton at Kaska Studio in Kiev, the as of yet untitled album is expected to be released sometime in fall 2019 and promises to be their best and most fierce material to date.
"No rest for the wicked! Together with our long time friend and producer Max Morton, we are pleased to announce that we’ve entered Kaska Studio in Kiev to begin recording our third full album, to be released later this year. Trust us, it’s gonna blow your heads off," says the band.
Hot off the heels of the news that numerous North American dates with special guests The Browning being upgraded to bigger venues and some shows near the sell out point, Jinjer have also announced a full blown European Headline Tour in November/December to coincide with the release of their new album.
Jinjer seem determined to take over the world one country at a time and by any means necessary:-
“Europe! We are coming for you! The time has come to show you the fiercest side of Jinjer ever, with a new album, new songs as well as all our older hits and a few surprises in-between. We know a lot of you have been waiting for us to do a proper headline tour with our own production and that time has finally come! Join us this November/December throughout Europe and the United Kingdom and help us celebrate this new era with a bang!”
Do not miss your chance to see Jinjer somewhere in Europe or North America this year!
JINJER at European Festivals:
14.06.19 UK – Donington Park / Download Festival
15.06.19 ES – Fuengirola / Rock The Coast Festival
18.06.19 SE – Malmoe / KB (w/ Tesseract)
19.06.19 SE – Gävle / Gasklockorna (w/ Tesseract)
20.06.19 SE – Gothenburg / Pustervik (w/ Tesseract)
22.06.19 DE – Essen / Turock (w/ Tesseract)
23.06.19 DE – Karlsruhe / Substage
25.06.19 PL – Krakow / Mystic Festival
27.06.19 FR – Antibes / Festival les Nuits Carrées
29.06.19 DE – Gräfenhainichen / With Full Force
30.06.19 FI – Helsinki / Tuska Festival
02.07.19 AT - Salzburg / Rockhouse (w/ Tesseract)
03.07.19 CH – Aarburg / Musigburg
04.07.19 CH – Monthey / Pont Rouge
05.07.18 FR - Colombier-Saugnieu / Plane’R Fest
06.07.19 DE – Trier / MJC Mergener Hof
09.07.19 DE – Lindau / Club Vaudeville
11.07.19 AT – Wörgl / Komma
12.07.19 HU – Dunaújváros / Rockmaraton
14.07.19 UA – Kiev / Atlas Weekend
19.07.19 UK – Gloucestershire / Amplified Open Air Festival
20.07.19 FI – Laukaa / John Smith Rock Festival
27.07.19 IT – Bolotana / Roc And Bol Metal Festival
02.08.19 DE – Wacken / Wacken Open Air
03.08.19 DE – Köln / RheinRiot Festival - Palladium
06.08.19 DE – Jena / F-Haus
07.08.19 CZ – Josefov / Brutal Assault
08.08.19 PT – Vagos / Vagos Metal Fest
10.08.19 NL – Leeuwarden / Into The Grave
11.08.19 NL – Rotterdam / Baroeg
15.08.19 DE – Aachen / Musikbunker
17.08.19 DE – Hamburg / Elb Riot
21.08.19 DE – Siegburg / Kubana
22.08.19 DE – Würzburg / Posthalle
23.08.19 DE – Wörrstadt / NOAF
24.08.19 DE – Sulingen / Reload Festival
JINJER North American Tour w/ The Browning:
9/7: St Louis, MO @ Fubar
9/8: Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective
9/11: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
9/12: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
9/13: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red (MAIN ROOM)
9/15: Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
9/17: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
9/19: Austin, TX @ Come and Take it Live
9/20: Dallas, TX @ GMBQ
9/24: Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
9/25: West Palm Beach, FL @ Respestable Street
9/26: Orlando, FL @ Soundbar
9/27: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
9/28: Greenville, SC @ The Firmament
9/29: Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
10/1: Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Vounge
10/2: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
10/4: New Bedford, MA @ The Vault @ Greasy Luck
10/5: Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s
10/6: Montreal, QC @ Astral
10/8: Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
10/9: Ottawa, ON @ The Brass Monkey
10/10: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
10/11: Cleveland, OH @ The Winchester
10/12: Cincinnati, OH Riverfront Theater
10/13: Pittsburgh, PA @ Crafthouse
10/15: Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle
10/16: Angola, IN @ The Eclectic Room
10/18: Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
10/19: Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
10/20: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache @ Interection
10/22: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
10/23: Belvedere, IL @ Apollo Theater
10/24: Waterloo, IA @ Spicoli’s
10/25: Iowa City, IA @ Wildwood Smokehouse
10/26: Racine, WI @ Route 20
10/29: Calgary, AB @ Dickens
10/30: Edmonton, AB @ Starlite
10/31: Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theater
11/1: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
11/2: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
JINJER Headlining Europe:
08.11.19 UA – Kiev / Bingo Club
12.11.19 DE – Dresden / Beatpol
14.11.19 DE – Berlin / Bi Nuu
15.11.19 DK – Copenhagen / Pumpehuset
16.11.19 DE – Hannover /Musikzentrum
19.11.19 LU – Esch-Alzette / Kulturfabrik
20.11.19 DE – Frankfurt / Das Bett
21.11.19 DE – Leipzig / Hellraiser
22.11.19 DE – Annaberg-Buchholz / Alte Brauerei
23.11.19 DE – Köln / Gebäude 9
24.11.19 DE – Bochum / Zeche Bochum
26.11.19 NL – Amsterdam / Q-Factory
27.11.19 NL – Eindhoven / Dynamo
28.11.19 NL – Antwerp / Kavka
29.11.19 UK – London / Heaven
30.11.19 UK – Birmingham / Asylum
01.12.19 UK – Newcastle / Think Tank
03.12.19 UK – Manchester / Rebellion
04.12.19 UK – Bristol / The Exchange
06.12.19 FR – Paris / La Maroquinerie
07.12.19 FR – Annemasse / Château Rouge
08.12.19 FR – Toulouse / Le Rex
10.12.19 ES – Murcia / Garaje
11.12.19 ES – Madrid / Mon
12.12.19 ES – Barcelona / Bóveda
13.12.19 FR – Toulon / Omega Live
14.12.19 IT – Milan / Legend Club
15.12.19 CH – Zürich / Dynamo
16.12.19 DE – München / Backstage Werk
18.12.19 AT – Graz / Dom im Berg
19.12.19 AT – Wien / Szene
20.12.19 HR – Zagreb / KSET
21.12.19 SK - Bratislava / Majestic
Manchester-based Industrial Metal / Punk artists Syd.31 will release their second album, "Walk Amongst Rebels".
"Walk Amongst Rebels" is about survival and overcoming what life throws at you. After dealing with the loss of his home, job, loved ones, and relationship in a short span. Dr Magic, founder/vocalist of Syd.31 explains what went into the making of the album..
"This is my first biographical album, true stories based on horrible situations I’ve faced, every time I thought my entire world was ending. I’ve gone back to all the bands I was in love with during these times to re-live the sounds and feel of those punk and metal anthems that got me through it. Its messy, I cry during takes and made myself sick, but I love every moment. I want others to feel their trauma through this album and realise everything is gonna be OK, that whatever is thrown at you."
Featuring nasty guitar riffs, stomping beats, and filthy basslines, "Walk Amongst Rebels" incites anger,duress, and civil disobedience.
Syd.31 is a project formed by front man and producer Dr Magic as a showcase for his songwriting and a desire to create an exciting sound that he would love to watch. Bored of paying big bucks to watch formulaic bands; he decided to merge his love of hardcore punk, industrial metal and sickly sweet pop music to create angry, powerful anthems design to connect with freaks, weirdos and outsiders. Armed with a punk vitriol, a rock ‘n roll swagger and backed by feral stage crew, Syd.31 is now set to make waves in the US after smashing the UK. Expect BIG things.
England's The Meads Of Asphodel return after 6 years with a new album - 'Running Out Of Time Doing Nothing'
t has been six years since The Meads Of Asphodel released a full length album, in the grim form of the chilling Sonderkommando. While a flurry of EPs, split releases and compilations have kept the fans’ hunger sated, it is only now that the brightly garbed, harlequin jesters in the court of the black metal kings have set loose their creative spirits across a complete lexicon of new songs. Taunting and provoking, teasing and tormenting the worshippers of rules, the champions of freedom have returned. More sinuous and serpentine, more riotous and raging, more challenging of all preconceptions than ever...The Meads Of Asphodel are here to lead you a merry dance through endless labyrinths of word and sound.
Running Out Of Time Doing Nothing is an album of staggering diversity that somehow hangs together in a perfectly seamless whole; an unbroken flow of shining creativity. This is a breathless ride on a torrent of ideas, racing through a cascade of music of many hues; folk, punk, dance, ambient, metal...they’re all here, wilful and wild. From harsh, vicious electronics to smooth swathes of sound, stirring melodies and swinging piano to savage, hate-encrusted extremity, Running Out Of Time... is all of this and more. In the words of the band, these songs “leap across the world, feeding on the idiocy of humanity”. The Meads have no time for your ‘sacred’ traditions, no respect for your holiest of holies and not the slightest concern for the laws of god or man.
With an array of guests, including Alan Davey (Hawkwind, Gunslinger), adding their unique talents to its incomparable blend of magics, Running Out Of Time... is an album of passion, drama, dark humour and uncompromising views. It spits venom at the bloated bodies of religion, conformity and control, scorns the blinkered and the foolish and sings long and loud with the free of spirit. On June 21st Godreah Records will unveil this new chapter in an ongoing tale of magnificent madness. Running Out Of Time Doing Nothing will be revealed...The Meads Of Asphodel as they have always been - and yet as they have never been before.
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London based Black Metal sextet Tableau Mort announce the release of their debut studio album titled Veil of Stigma Book 1: Mark of Delusion for this Summer 2019 in collaboration with Loud Rage Music. The complete material was recorded between July 2018 –February 2019 and then mixed and mastered by Neil Haynes at the well-known Parlour Studios UK.
Drawing on symbolic and thematic influences from Romanian Orthodox Christianity, the album is a spiritual journey exploring humanities fixation with knowledge, sacrifice and perfection, which is often a path to madness. Whilst Tableau Mort describe themselves as a Black Metal band, there are many aspects and layers to their sound, delivering modern and powerful music. Drawing inspiration from across the many sub-genres of metal, Tableau Mort value the creation of an atmospheric and emotional sound, that is both melodic and melancholic. Vocally, Tableau Mort mix Orthodox chanting with frenzied screams to expand on their macabre foundations.
Here’s a taste of the band’s sound, the single Fall of Man: https://youtu.be/5oFsbNIzn5g
Tableau Mort is:
George Topor – guitar/keys/backing vocals
Cristian Giurgiu – guitar
George Bratosin – drums/backing vocals
Radu Vulpe – guitar
Marek Basista – bass
James Andrews – lead vocals
English metal quintet Heart Of A Coward are talking and revealing facts about their upcoming fourth full-length album 'The Disconnect', which will be available on the 7th of June, 2019 via Arising Empire!
Watch Heart Of A Coward revealing exciting facts here: https://youtu.be/DLHBMfMuYi8
Heart Of A Coward:-
“We are so ready to unleash this album. This band is our creative release, so you can bet we're itching to take these new tracks to the stage and give it everything we've got."
Back in March, the band premiered their first single off 'The Disconnect' via YouTube. 'Drown In Ruin' is now available on all digital streaming platforms.
Watch the music video for their brand new single 'Drown In Ruin' here: https://youtu.be/oSf5Jfv1E5E
Pre-order the new album 'The Disconnect' here: https://HEARTOFACOWARD.lnk.to/TheDisconnect
Heart Of A Coward will be playing Download Festival UK on June 16th (tickets/info HERE) and will be embarking on their own UK headline tour with special guests and label mates Any Given Day and Lock & Key in June 2019. Tickets are on sale now!
4th June 2019 Manchester, Rebellion
5th June 2019 Glasgow, Classic Grand
6th June 2019 Norwich, Waterfront
7th June 2019 London, The Underworld
8th June 2019 Brighton, The Haunt
16th June 2019 Donington, Download Festival
'The Disconnect' is Heart Of A Coward's fourth full-length album and the first to feature frontman Kaan Tasan. Once again, sound engineers Justin Hill (recording) and Will Putney (mixing and mastering) were involved to make it a roaring success. The writing process for 'The Disconnect' has been long and gradual, with initial work beginning in 2017.
Forming the album started with rough instrumental ideas being pieced together - Steve Haycock, guitarist recalled:-
"'The Disconnect' was not an easy process to begin with after such an extended hiatus, but once the wheels started rolling it was business as usual. Kaan was really involved with the writing process throughout which gave us a new element to focus on when writing”.
Kaan Tasan, who joined the band in late 2017 agreed:-
"It was one of the most challenging and rewarding writing processes I've ever been involved with. Some tracks just clicked and fell into place, whilst other tracks really pushed us all creatively. It was important for us to get the best out of each other – we really did all go in on this together”.
Discussing the more conceptual aspects of the record, Chris Mansbridge, drummer commented:-
"'The Disconnect' refers to the feeling of a complete lack of control over your surroundings and the powers that control your life. It’s the feeling of hopelessness, anger and an inability to relate to the world you live in. Its a record we are all extremely proud of and this marks the next chapter of Heart Of A Coward.”
Heart Of A Coward are:
Kaan Tasan | vocals
Carl Ayers | guitars
Steve Haycock | guitars
Vishal Khetia | bass
Christopher Mansbridge | drums
English Thrashers Forged In Black unveil 'Shadowcasters' lyric video; taken from their new album "Descent Of The Serpent"
Forged In Black unveil a new lyric video for the track 'Shadowcasters', taken from their latest and greatest album, Descent Of The Serpent. The video brings to life the stunning album artwork created for the band by Dan Goldsworthy (Gloryhammer, Alestorm, Accept, Hell etc), complimenting the punchy, direct metal attack of the song. The 'Shadowcasters' video is being hosted by Fighter Records, Forged In Black's label and a bastion of true heavy metal.Forged In Black have been playing a series of storming shows around the UK in recent weeks in support of the Descent Of The Serpent album, which continues to pull in adulation from all corners of the metal press...
Check it out here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kw3kcwLlEUU
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Regrettably, Ozzy Osbourne has postponed all of his 2019 tour dates as he recovers from an injury sustained while dealing with a recent bout of pneumonia. Osbourne fell at his Los Angeles home, aggravating years-old injuries (from his 2003 ATV accident) that required surgery last month. Due to the postponement of Ozzy’s tour, Ozzy Osbourne will no longer be performing at this year’s Rocklahoma. Details about the festival’s Saturday, May 25th line-up will be announced as soon as they are finalized.
Ozzy Osbourne released the following statement earlier this morning:-
“I can’t believe I have to reschedule more tour dates. Words cannot express how frustrated, angry and depressed I am not to be able to tour right now. I’m grateful for the love and support I’m getting from my family, my band, friends and fans, it’s really what’s keeping me going. Just know that I am getting better every day…I will fully recover…I will finish my tour…I will be back!”
Mike DuCharme, Festival Producer and Talent Buyer for Rocklahoma says:-
“While there is no replacement for Ozzy yet, we are working diligently to find a new headliner and will update our fans as soon as we can. We wish Ozzy a speedy recovery, and hope to see him on the Rocklahoma stage in the future.”
Rocklahoma will take place May 24-May 26 at Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, just outside Tulsa. For more information on Rocklahoma, visit: https://rocklahoma.com
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