Italian Symphonic Metallers Astralium to release debut album via Rockshots Records / Spiritual Beast (Japan) in August 2019
Italy’s symphonic metal band Astralium announces they will be releasing their debut album titled “Land of Eternal Dreams” on August 23rd via Rockshots Records (worldwide release) along with the full length being available in Japan via Spiritual Best on the same date. A pure symphonic album with power heavy prog metal influences, epic choirs, high pitch vocals plus lyrical sections and baroque / magniloquent arrangements, “Land Of Eternal Dreams” is a concept release about dreams and the astral universe, but also the fantasy world that lives in us. It's an inner journey through imaginary stories about myths and legends from the past.
The band explains the release:-
"First of all, I want to say that we are very excited about our debut album “Land Of Eternal Dreams”. Fans can expect an amazing album of great melodies, blended with cinematic, symphonic and classical music, along with metal guitar riffs and epic choirs. We believe that music evokes sensations, emotions and real fantastic worlds in our minds."
The album also features specials guests Tommy Johansson (Sabaton, Majestica), Jo Lombardo (Ancestral, ex-Metatrone), Andrea Martongelli (Arthemis), Stefano "Ghigas" Calvagno (Metatrone, NefeshCore), Adam Cook (A Hill To Die Upon), Davide Bruno (Metatrone, NefeshCore) and more.
Astralium was formed in 2014 by soprano Roberta Pappalardo and bass player Giuseppe Pappalardo. Drummer Salvo Grasso (Metatrone, Hypersonic) and guitarist Emanuele Alessandro complete the line-up.
Album pre-order: http://bit.ly/astralium_preorder
Album teaser: https://youtu.be/b1Xg9acn32I
Japanese superstars Man With A Mission have announced a headline London show at the 100 Club on June 12th. Tickets will be available at 10am on Friday May 10th via Live Nation.
A tiny show by Man With A Mission standards, they play the 100 Club as an exclusive warm-up for their forthcoming appearance at Download Festival on June 14th.
A stadium conquering band in their home country, Man With A Mission have also sold out large shows across the UK, Europe, Russia and Asia on their latest tour in support of their new album Chasing the Horizon. In London they have played sold out headline shows at both ULU and The Dome in less than a year.
The forthcoming 100 Club show will be a rare opportunity for fans to get up close and personal with the wolf collective.
The sheer scale of Man With A Mission is no better demonstrated than in the incredible video for their new single ‘Fly Again 2019’, filmed at the band’s massive show at the Hanshin Koshien Stadium last year.
Originally released as the B-side of their debut single in Japan in 2011, ‘Fly Again’ was quick to turn into a tearaway hit for Man With A Mission in their homeland. It is a huge live favourite with fans of the Japanese rock phenomenon and the immense demand for the track has not let up in eight years.
Man With A Mission have now re-recorded it for an international release proper as ‘Fly Again 2019’; a hi-octane cut with danceable rock riffs, vinyl scratching and one of the most addictive and inescapable choruses ever to come out of Asia.
‘Fly Again 2019’ is available to stream on YouTube now, and will be made available to download and listen on all streaming platforms from May 10th worldwide on the same day tickets are available for the 100 Club show.
Man With A Mission are:-
Tokyo Tanaka – vocals / Jean-Ken Johnny – vocals & guitar
Kamikaze Boy – bass / DJ Santa Monica – DJ / Spear Rib – drums
Japanese superstars Man With A Mission have announced the release of their brand new single ‘Fly Again 2019’. The band have released an amazing video for the song, filmed at their recent 50,000 capacity headline show at the Hanshin Koshien Stadium, capturing the huge scale of the Japanese rock phenomenon and their rapturous following.
Originally released as the B-side of their debut single in Japan in 2011, ‘Fly Again’ was quick to turn into a tearaway hit for Man With A Mission in their homeland. It is a massive live favourite with fans of the stadium rock stars and the phenomenal demand for the track has not let up in eight years. And now, due to its continued stature as a huge live hit with their fans around the world, the song has been chosen to be a featured track in tonight’s episode (April 29th) of the TV show Radiation House, adapted from the hit manga series.
Man With A Mission have now re-recorded it for an international release proper as ‘FLY AGAIN 2019’; a hi-octane cut with danceable rock riffs, vinyl scratching and one of the most addictive and inescapable choruses ever to come out of Asia.
Having now sold out a number of headline tours in the UK following the release of their massively acclaimed debut international album "Chasing The Horizon" last year, the band return this summer to play Download Festival on June 14th.
‘Fly Again 2019’ is available to stream on YouTube now, and will be made available to download and listen on all streaming platforms from May 10th worldwide.
‘FLY AGAIN 2019’ - NEW SINGLE - WATCH THE INCREDIBLE VIDEO HERE
Tokyo Tanaka – vocals
Jean-Ken Johnny – vocals & guitar
Kamikaze Boy – bass
DJ Santa Monica – DJ
Spear Rib – drums
Man With A Mission are one of the biggest Japanese rock bands and are a huge draw across Asia. They released their first international album (their fifth in Japan) Chasing the Horizon last year to huge acclaim, which has set them well on their way to global domination as one of the most exciting and intriguing new rock phenomenon.
Man With A Mission were recently featured as cover stars of Rock Sound Magazine and have been receiving Radio 1 support. Following their numerous sell out stadium tours in their home country, they have also completed headline tours of the UK, Europe and US.
The band were met by a rapturous response from fans when they played Reading & Leeds Festival last year for the first time to an overflowing tent.
Comatose Music have added the undisputed kings of Japanese brutal, slamming death metal to their ever more powerful ranks. Please join us in welcoming Gorevent to the Comatose army!
Gorevent have been exploring the realms of the extreme for fifteen years now and have released albums that stand as blood splattered monoliths in the shadowy underworld of brutal death metal. Their debut full length album, released in 2008, Abnormal Exaggeration, has been hailed by Teeth Of The Divine as one of the greatest examples of brutality even recorded, noting in their review...
"... you cannot do death metal any better then the complete slamming, guttural putridity found on Abnormal Exaggeration..."
Gorevent's career to date has taken in demos, EPs, split releases with the likes of Embryonic Depravity, Stillbirth, Crepitation and Splattered and no less than four full length albums, culminating in last year's flesh rending In The Face Of..., - which That's How Kids Die called 'one of their finest releases to date', revelling in the ' bone-crushing heaviness' and 'superior slam-craft'.
But for all that has gone before, this is where the Gorevent story really starts. With the Comatose Music machine at their backs, Gorevent's rise through the worldwide ranks of the depraved and deranged is surely assured. Be prepared for spine shattering slams, stomach churning brutality and death metal simply too heavy to resist...Gorevent are coming for you all with an early 2020 release!
Gokucho - Vocals
Takushi - Guitars
Suguru - Guitars
Takashi - Bass
Mick - Drums
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Japanese metal group Survive began life over 20 years and have forged their own indelible path within the jmetal scene. It was back in 1998, when former Death File guitarist and mastermind Nemo decided to form a thrash metal band of his own which soon became the juggernaut known as Survive. It didn’t take long for the band to create their first demo tape and their promise was backed-up in a big way when the group embarked on a tour with legendary Japanese thrash-metallers United (whose guitarist Singo Otani also produced the demo). Soon after, Survive were ready to release their debut album Against Next, which allowed the band to tour Japan extensively and gain domestic recognition.
Over the next two decades the band released 5 albums and toured with metal giants such as Napalm Death, At The Gates, Kreator, Overkill and Venom, cementing their place in Japanese metal history. Still going strong, Survive‘s latest album Immortal Warriors was released to the Japanese market in late 2018 and now the album will be released worldwide via Sliptrick Records in 2019. Survive have lost none of their verve and Immortal Warriors is an absolute must for fans of this fantastic, often overlooked band.
Immortal Warriors | Released TBA 2019 on Sliptrick Records
Nemo – Vocal/Guitar
Gaku – Guitar
Sinjilow – Bass
Official Website | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram | On Sliptrick
Today, Japan's leading traditional heavy metal band Anthem unveil a new trailer, featuring bassist Naoto Shibata and singer Yukio Morikawa introducing themselves and discussing the band's history.
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjSGSfJK4mQ
Anthem will release their re-recorded greatest hits album 'Nucleus' on March 29th via Nuclear Blast. Pre-order here: http://nblast.de/AnthemNucleus
'Nucleus' will be available as 2CD and 2LP.
Recently, the band also announced their first ever European festival appearance. On April 26th-27th 2019, Anthem will play at the Keep It True festival in Germany!
Mixing and mastering of 'Nucleus' was done by established producer and engineer Jens Bogren, known for his work with a multitude of big-name artists. Jens' work is based on elaborate theories and an abundance of knowledge, which has helped guide the careers of many bands, Anthem's case is no exception. This album which features Jens' fat sound with rich low-end is more than up to par with the worldwide heavy metal standard.
A remarkable point worth noting about this release is that all of the songs except 'Venom Strike' were written after their reunion in 2001 – proving that Anthem have always has been a 'current band' that does not have to rely on their past.
This re-recorded greatest hits, which include a variety of their classics is a monumental effort, perfectly demonstrating the musical quality of Anthem and proving that they can be ranked as a top-notch band even in the international market.
Jinjer are ready to drop their highly anticipated EP "Micro" tomorrow, Friday Jan 11th! To get in the right mood, the band premieres another single & music video off of their upcoming release today.
This powerhouse will present their EP all over Europe on tour with Amorphis, Soilwork and Nailed To Obscurity, which kicks off tomorrow as well! This is definitely how to start a new year right!
Check out the new music video for the track "Perennial" and find all upcoming tour dates listed below:
JINJER will hit the road tomorrow together with AMORPHIS, SOILWORK & NAILED TO OBSCURITY
Don't miss this killer package near you:
w/ Amorphis & Soilwork
11.01.19 DE - Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle 2
12.01.19 NL - Nijmegen / Doornroosje
13.01.19 DE - Hamburg / Markthalle
14.01.19 DK - Copenhagen / Amager Bio
15.01.19 SE - Stockholm / Fryshuset
16.01.19 NO - Oslo / Rockefeller Music Hall
18.01.19 DE - Hannover / Capitol
19.01.19 DE - Leipzig / Hellraiser
20.01.19 PL - Krakow / Klub Kwadrat
23.01.19 BG - Sofia / Universiada Hall
25.01.19 HU - Budapest / Barba Negra Music Club
26.01.19 AT - Vienna / Ottakringer Brauerei
27.01.19 CZ - Zlín / Masters of Rock Café
28.01.19 SK - Bratislava / Majestic Music Club
29.01.19 DE - Berlin / Kesselhaus
30.01.19 DE - Munich / Backstage (Werk)
01.02.19 DE - Geiselwind / MusicHall
02.02.19 DE - Cologne / Essigfabrik
03.02.19 BE - Antwerp / Trix Muziekcentrum
04.02.19 UK - London / Electric Ballroom
06.02.19 FR - Paris / Cabaret Sauvage
07.02.19 FR - Toulouse / Le Bikini
08.02.19 ES - Madrid / Mon
09.02.19 ES - Barcelona / Salamandra
10.02.19 FR - Lyon / Le Transbordeur
12.02.19 IT - Trezzo Sull'Adda / Live Music Club
13.02.19 DE - Wiesbaden / Schlachthof
14.02.19 DE - Saarbrücken / Garage
15.02.19 DE - Stuttgart / LKA Longhorn
16.02.19 CH - Pratteln / Z7
w/ Obscura & Nucleust
04.04.19 JP - Osaka / Fan J Twice
05.04.19 JP - Nagoya / Imaike 3 Star
06.04.19 JP - Tokyo / Cyclone
07.04.19 JP - Tokyo / Cyclone
JINJER - South Africa Tour 2019
03.05.19 ZA - Capre Town / Mercury Live
04.05.19 ZA - Johannesburg / Platteland
Japanese metal juggernauts Crossfaith have been tapped to write the opening theme song for a brand new Japanese animated series called "Souten no Ken." The result is a searing new single, "Soul Seeker," streaming now at unfd.lnk.to/SoulSeeker.
On the new song, lead singer Kenta Koie shares:-
"This song was born right before we started writing our newest album EX_MACHINA. This song is about a human who is looking for the reason why he Iives his life, and it relates to the theme of EX_MACHINA too."
This past summer, Crossfaith released, EX_MACHINA, out now via UNFD and streaming on Spotify and Apple Music. A fast-paced and blistering adventure that transports listeners to a dystopian future, EX_MACHINA features cameos from Enter Shikari frontman Rou Reynolds and industrial hip hoppers Ho99o9. It can be purchased online at: unfd.lnk.to/ex_machina.
A concept album set in an alternative near future, EX_MACHINA explores a story in which the ruling class, known as Angels, maintain their world through artificial intelligence and other technology. The efforts dehumanise people and effectively turn them into drones - as explained in the opening title track, "Deus Ex Machina."
The other 12 songs featured on the album represent the voice of the resistance - in the form of underdogs known as Demons. Kenta was inspired to include these figures by Devilman Crybaby, particularly on the Slipknot-esque "Catastrophe," the frantic, blood-curdling "The Perfect Nightmare," and the epic assault of "Daybreak," rather than because they wanted to provide a comment on religion.
"There's no particular religious message," clarifies Ken. "In order to explore the dualism of humans, we decided to include Angels and Demons, which are opposing elements just like fire and water."
"Angels aren't necessarily good and demons aren't necessarily bad," he explains. "The most important theme is that we should never stop questioning the world around us."
EX_MACHINA is a relentless album that strives for the listener's attention, and is unquestionably the heaviest that Crossfaith have put their name to since forming in their native Osaka in 2006.
Since their inception, Crossfaith have been on the edge of a fusion of rock, metal, electronica and big ideas on their albums; and the edge of euphoria with their live shows. EX_MACHINA is the album on which they walk that fine, fiery line more skillfully and seismically than ever.
EX_MACHINA is now available for purchase here: unfd.lnk.to/ex_machina.
Japanese metal juggernauts Crossfaith have shared a new music video for their track 'Destroy'. The track, which is lifted from the group's recently released album "EX_MACHINA", features a cameo from Japanese industrial hip hoppers Ho99o9, and is a blistering and fast-paced track with an energetic live video to boot.
Check out the video here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-d_RuZhuR-k&feature=youtu.be
On the new video, lead singer Kenta Koie shares:-
"This was made from footage of our new series of tour called ‘Nitropolis’, which happened in late August with lots of unique artists like Ho99o9, Ocean Grove, ANARCHY and more. We don’t want to talk about genre anymore, but just see what’s happening on the floor. We made the bomb with Ho99o9! Rage it out!”
"EX_MACHINA", the new album from Crossfaith, is a concept album set in an alternative near future in which the ruling class, known as Angels, maintain their world through artificial intelligence and other technology, which dehumanises people and effectively turns them into drones – as explained in the opening title track, “Deus Ex Machina.”
"EX_MACHINA" is a relentless album that strives for the listener’s attention, and is unquestionably the heaviest that Crossfaith have put their name to since forming in their native Osaka in 2006.
Since their inception, Crossfaith have been on the edge of a fusion of rock, metal, electronica and big ideas on their albums; and the edge of euphoria with their live shows. "EX_MACHINA" is the album on which they walk that fine, fiery line more skilfully and seismically than ever.
Japanese Metalcore crew Crystal Lake sign to Sharptone, release new music video and announce new album
Japan’s breakout Metalcore band Crystal Lake has signed a deal with SharpTone Records and will make their label debut with a brand new album titled 'Helix', that’s due out on February 15th.
“We're very excited to see our name on the SharpTone Records roster among so many great bands. We look forward to all the opportunities the future brings with them. This is going to be a new chapter of our career. STAY HEAVY” - Crystal Lake
Crystal Lake’s new record will coincide with the band’s first ever North American tour, with August Burns Red, Fit For A King and Miss May I.
The artwork for 'Helix' can be found below. Additional album details, music and pre-order info is forthcoming.
Also check out the video for the band's brand new single, 'Aeon', here: https://youtu.be/CKHsfceVK2g
The band is currently touring Europe supporting BURY TOMORROW.
30.11. D Berlin - SO36
01.12. D Leipzig - Conne Island
02.12. CZ Prague - MeetFactory
03.12. D Munich - Backstage (Halle)
04.12. A Graz - Explosiv
06.12. CH Zurich - Dynamo
07.12. D Wiesbaden - Schlachthof
08.12. D Cologne - Essigfabrik
09.12. F Paris - Petit Bain
11.12. UK Bristol - SWX
12.12. UK Birmingham - O2 Institute
13.12. UK Glasgow - The Garage
14.12. UK Manchester - O2 Ritz
15.12. UK London - O2 Forum Kentish Town
CRYSTAL LAKE live 2019
28.06. NL Ysselstyn - Jera On Air
04.07. ES Viveiro - Resurrection Fest
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