Southern California progressive thrashers Madrost have released a new track off their upcoming live album, Lost Lives Volume 1. The band teamed with metal site Dead Rhetoric for the exclusive premiere of "Zombie Grinder."
Madrost guitarist / vocalist Tanner Poppit comments on the song:
"This particular version of ‘Zombie Grinder’ showcases it in its beginning stages. The song harkens back to the old days of thrash and is extremely catchy and relentless in its delivery! Especially on this live album, it has stood the test of time as a brutal slab of severe death thrash metal.”
Stream "Zombie Grinder" at this location.
The first in a planned series of live recordings this fall on Lost Wisdom Records. Lost Lives Volume 1 is a throwback to the band’s early days. The album features songs found on the band’s recently reissued full-length debut, Maleficent. The songs selected for this release were recorded during an October 2009 performance at Hogue Barmichael’s in Newport Beach, CA.
Lost Lives Volume 1 will be out on CD and digital formats on October 11 on Lost Wisdom Records. Pre-order at madrost.bandcamp.com
At the time these songs were recorded, Madrost consisted of Tanner Poppitt (Vocals/Guitar), Jake Durbin (Guitars), Thomas Damgaard (Bass), Josh Alves (Drums).
Album tracks were remastered by Rob Colwell at Bombworks Sound, with artwork by Tony Koehl at www.sketchthesoul.com.
Founded in the summer of 2007, Madrost is a progressive death thrash act focused on precision song writing and an energetic diverse approach to their sound. Influenced by the likes of Metal Church, Death, ELP, Believer, Coroner, Mekong Delta, and Iron Maiden, the band has transformed from a straightforward thrash / death style to incorporating a wide range of other instruments and time signatures into their own unique sound and style. Madrost signed with NoLifeTilMetal Records in 2020 and released their fourth album, the progressive thrash masterpiece Charring The Rotting Earth. This album was followed by the 2022 release of Into the Aquatic Sector.
Survive, the “Samurais From Hell”, Japanese Thrash Metal veterans active for more than 20 years, with 7 studio albums released so far, announce the release date of their first live album “Live At Death Valley” for May 4th 2022 in conspiracy with Pest Records. The CD version will feature 8 tracks plus a bonus EP made of 4 tracks, one having Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan (Venom Inc) as special guest!
“Live At Death Valley” is now available for pre-orders here: https://pestrecords.bandcamp.com/album/survive-live-at-death-valley
Here's what the legendary Mantas from Venom Inc. had to say about Survive's live potential:
"I had the pleasure and honour of touring Europe with Survive and they proved themselves to be a valuable asset to the touring package. I can say without hesitation or reservations that they were most definitely my favourite band on the tour. Incredibly nice and gracious guys who obviously loved their music and delivered every single night.
I gave them the nickname ‘The Japanese Machine Head’ a song that they played at every sound check became the tour anthem because of its wonderful chorus structure. Melody, hook lines and brutally heavy guitar riffs define this amazing band who deserve global recognition. Maximum Respect from Jeff (Mantas)"
Produced by SURVIVE
Executive Producer by NEMO
Recorded & Mixed by GAKU
Architects announce "For Those That Wish To Exist At Abbey Road” live album out 25th March; first single “Impermanence” released
Architects have announced the release of their live album “For Those That Wish To Exist at Abbey Road” on March 25th, which captures a historic livestream performance at London's iconic Abbey Road studios, spiritual home to legends like The Beatles and Pink Floyd.
The album features a reimagined orchestral version of their critically acclaimed, UK number 1 album "For Those That Wish To Exist", which aired as a global streaming event on December 11th last year.
The band’s performance on the album is backed by Parallax Orchestra, made up of some of country's best and most versatile classical musicians, arranged and written by Simon Dobson, Parallax Orchestra's conductor and a three times British Composer award (BASCA) winner for his compositions.
Architects will be touring the UK in May 2022. Please see below for all the details:
Tickets on general sale now - HERE
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At the peak of the pandemic lockdown last year, Behemoth set the world on fire when they took over an abandoned church in rural Poland, bringing their truly spectacular production for a worldwide streaming event, which was lauded by rock media as one of the very best livestream events to date. After just over a year since the show’s premiere, ‘In Absentia Dei’ returns in a range of deluxe formats for fans to relive the drama that took place on that fateful night in 2020. The live release is set to hit retailers on December 17th via Nuclear Blast.
Now, we witness another incendiary excerpt of the show, their classic 2007 anthem,
'Prometherion'. Follow Behemoth into the old ruins of the hidden church by watching the clip below.
Behemoth frontman and visionary Nergal tells us:
"Legions! For some of you, 'The Apostasy' is the ultimate Behemoth experience. Here, we present to you a song from that record which we filmed during 'In Absentia Dei'. Enjoy it!"
The Polish heretics also recently announced they are to headline Friday night at Bloodstock 2022. Grab your tickets at Bloodstock.uk.com
'In Absentia Dei' will be available as digital album, digi-book and 3LP Vinyl in various colours. All Nuclear Blast triple LPs come with a premium 20-page booklet and a cut-out, build-at-home model of the actual church that Behemoth performed in. Burn it down at your discretion! Pre-order / pre-save your choice of format here. Please note the video element of the show comes with the digi-book format only. The digital album and 3 x vinyl formats feature the live audio.
The event was said to set the bar for streaming events moving forward, which was something
Behemoth set out to achieve from the start. Produced by Grupa 13, 'In Absentia Dei' was presented as a show of four parts, woven with high-production theatrics and flames emanating from all parts of the formerly sacred building.
Behemoth released their most recent studio album, 'I Loved You At Your Darkest' in 2018 to vast critical acclaim. The album marked a milestone in the history of the band, being not only their most successful to date, but also an audio-visual masterpiece: from its incredibly detailed, blasphemous artwork, to the highly vicious, yet deeply emotional tracks, Behemoth once again played with fire. igniting an inferno to burn the narrow minded bigotry of Christianity down to the ground. Expect new music in 2022!
Doro Pesch of Warlock reveals the album artwork as well as the track list for her upcoming live masterpiece ’Triumph And Agony Live‘, which will be released on September 24, 2021. The artwork centres on Geoffrey Gillespie's famous original drawing of the "Warlock" embracing the blonde rock star.
"The cover and the whole artwork including booklet and inlay are a combination of live shots and the amazing iconic Warlock paintings of my favourite artist, Geoffrey Gillespie, who did all the classic Doro / Warlock artworks. It worked out great. I am so happy with it.“
Doro will celebrate the 35th anniversary of her hit album ’Triumph And Agony‘ with the release of the spectacular live album ’Triumph And Agony Live‘. The highly anticipated work will be released in many different configurations on CD, vinyl, cassette, Blu-ray as well as in an exclusive, strictly limited fan box! Recorded in front of a mega-crowd at the famous Sweden Rock Festival, Doro and her band delivered a show for the ages.
"It has always been my dream to play the complete ’Triumph And Agony‘ album live. The order of the tracks is different from the original album, but we're playing all ten songs in new, powerful versions."
The audience thanked them frantically. "It was fantastic," Doro explains. "There was a killer atmosphere!" And this was perfectly captured in sound and image. To be heard (and seen) on the great ’Triumph And Agony Live‘ album.
Doro admits that:-
"It's one of my all-time favourite albums. It's got some of our biggest classics and anthems like "All We Are", "Für Immer" or "I Rule The Ruins", plus fan favourites "Metal Tango", "Three Minute Warning" and “Kiss Of Death". Not forgetting the album opener and headbanger "Touch Of Evil". I'm super excited and can't wait to let fans hear and see ’Triumph And Agony‘. And it's so exciting to hear the live versions of the classic songs. They capture even more magic now. When I see the fans at the shows and hear them scream and sing along, I know what I live for."
The track list includes all ten songs from the 1987 album, but in a different order than originally released.
Periphery have announced their first live album, releasing the 10-song Periphery: Live in London (pre-orders: smarturl.it/LIL_it) on Nov. 13.
Guitarist Jake Bowen explains the decision behind this:-
“For years Periphery has wanted to do a live record. We’d always talk about it, what show would we capture? When would we do it? What would we want it to sound like? On November 15, 2019 we figured out the answers to those questions by capturing our entire show in London and we couldn’t be more excited to show it to everyone. London has consistently been one of our favourite places to play and this show was certainly one we’ll never forget, so we present to you our first live album...Periphery: Live in London!”
The varied track list includes music from throughout the D.C.-born band’s discography. Periphery IV: HAIL STAN (https://store.3dotrecordings.com/) arrived in the Spring of 2019, debuting at #1 on Billboard’s Independent Albums, Rock Albums and Hard Rock Album charts, as well as entering the trade magazine’s Top Album Sales and Digital Albums charts at #9. The nine-song release is the follow up to their 2017 GRAMMY® Award nominated Periphery III: Select Difficulty. The 2016 album has tallied 35 million cumulative streams. Periphery band members have graced the covers of Guitar World, Revolver, Modern Drummer, Bass Player and more.
Jake Bowen (guitar, programming)
Matt Halpern (drums)
Mark Holcomb (guitar)
Misha Mansoor (guitar, programming)
Spencer Sotelo (vocals).
Icelandic Viking Metallers Skálmöld to release new live album '10 Year Anniversary - Live In Reykjavik' on September 25th
Icelandic Viking Metal giants Skálmöld will release their second live album and the first one as solo band 10 Year Anniversary - Live In Reykjavík, on September 25, 2020 via Napalm Records. Three consecutive sold-out shows at the Gamla Bíó in their home town Reykjavík were the adequate setting to celebrate the 10th anniversary together with their devotees. 10 Year Anniversary - Live In Reykjavík transports the mythical atmosphere directly into their fans' homes
With propelling drums and heavy rhythms, underlined by Björgvin Sigurðsson’s unique vocals comes "Niðavellir“, the first single fresh off the new live opus. The single, originally released on their 2016 album Vögguvísur Yggdrasils, leads the listener straight into Myrkheim, the land of the dwarves. "Niðavellir“ became one of Skálmöld’s trademark songs since then and in this live version, the energy coming from stage during the performance is palpable in every corner of Reykjavík's legendary Gamla Bíó.
Skálmöld on the CD / DVD / BLU-RAY:
“In late 2009 we started Skálmöld. Nothing serious. Was just supposed for the pure fun of meeting up once in a while to play some metal music. Fast forward 10 years and we are celebrating the release of 10 Years Of Skálmöld - Live in Reykjavík. Recorded in the heart of Iceland's capital at one of our 3 amazing sold out shows. Here is Skálmöld in its purest form - on stage, feeding on the energy of our beloved fans. We feel really proud and happy to present this to you.
Growing up and slowly beginning to descend into the world of metal music there was one album that really left its mark on my young self: Iron Maiden - Live After Death. At 10 years old, in awe, dreaming that one day I could play in a band, play shows, record it and release for others to enjoy was just that - a dream. But now all these years later my band celebrated 10 years of existence. 5 albums and countless shows all over Europe. We just had to capture this moment. So here it is. 10 Years Of Skálmöld - Live in Reykjavík. Here we are doing what we enjoy the most, playing a sweaty sold out show in front of our most dedicated fans. Well that was truly a night to remember. Skál!”
Watch the live video for "Niðavellir“ HERE
Pre-Order your copy of '10 Year Anniversary - Live In Reykjavík' NOW!
10 Year Anniversary - Live In Reykjavík will be available in the following formats:
- 8 Page Digipack with Sleeve: 2 CD & BluRay
- 2LP Gatefold Black Vinyl
- 2LP Gatefold Grey Vinyl
- 2LP Gatefold Edition in Black & White Vinyl (strictly limited to 300 copies)
- Digital album
Eluveitie are a phenomenon that has been spreading over the world for more than 15 years. Starting with their legendary debut album 'Spirit' (2006), across the outstanding 'Slania' (2008) to their latest masterpiece 'Ategnatos' (2019), the Swiss have developed a groundbreaking recipe.
And now the time has come to capture the magical live energy of the Swiss Folk Metal institution in the form of a new release. 'Live At Masters Of Rock' is out now and contains many songs off of the band’s new album as well as plenty of legendary Eluveitie classics. Get ready for tracks like 'Ategnatos' or earlier hits like 'Helvetios' or 'King' as well as the evergreens 'The Call Of The Mountains' or 'Inis Mona' that lead through the epochal band history like a raging storm.
Order 'Live At Masters Of Rock' here: https://nblast.de/Eluveitie-LiveatMOR
Eluveitie also released a new YouTube trailer today. Check it and find out what the band has to say about the new live album: https://youtu.be/IVLkfctG8TY
The tracklist of 'Live at Masters of Rock':
03. The Call Of The Mountains
08. A Rose For Epona
16. Inis Mona
Jonas Wolf | guitars
Matteo Sisti | whistles, bagpipes, mandola, bodhran
Nicole Ansperger | fiddle
Alain Ackermann | drums
Chrigel Glanzmann | vocals, whistles, mandola, bagpipes
Fabienne Erni | vocals, celtic harp
Kay Brem | bass
Michalina Malisz | hurdy gurdy
Rafael Salzmann | guitars
When you unleash the Belgian Evil Invaders onstage, metal gains a complete new, heady and exciting dimension that is second to none. With their trademark sound nestled in between death, thrash, progressive touches and traditional heavy metal, and the four-piece may sound notoriously tech-loving yet astoundingly raw on record, Evil Invaders is an incredible high-octane live phenomenon in both sound and vision. October 4th 2019 will see Napalm Records release the band's first live album and DVD ever: Surge of Insanity - Live in Antwerp 2018 is the expected balls-out home town insanity, taped at the Trix Zaal in 2018! Close to its official release, Evil Invaders are now Raising Hell with the premiere of another stunning clip of their upcoming live record; get the band's high-energy live show right into your living room and watch the video to Raising Hell HERE!
Frontman Joe commented just recently that:-
“On October 4th we will finally release our live album + DVD, 'Surge Of Insanity: Live in Antwerp 2018'! From day one, our goal has always been to distinguish ourselves musically as well as visually in our live performances.”
We're always striving to create new and unique visual aspects to our show. It was massive to play with a full production at the venue where we all used to go to see our favourite bands since we were teenagers. This live album + DVD marks the end of an old and the beginning of a new era for Evil Invaders. We're just getting started...”
Surge of Insanity - Live in Antwerp 2018 will be coming out October 4th as a 6 Page CD Digipak and DVD, the 2LP Gatefold will also include the full DVD. Pre-sales are available via the Napalm Records online store at THIS LOCATION!
Evil Invaders Live 2019:
03.10.19 BE – Hasselt / Muziekodroom ( DVD Release Show! )
14.10.19 ES – Mallorca / Full Metal Holiday
18.10.19 BE – Roeselare / Evil or Die Fest
23.11.19 CH – Schaffhausen / Metal Fest Schaffhausen
Evil Invaders are:
Joe - Vocals / Guitars
Max - Lead Guitars
Senne – Drums
Joeri - Bass Guitar
A Crisis of Faith Live is finally here! Limited to 100 copies on CD, once they've sold out we will not be making anymore. Digital is just £3 and will be members only after the CD has sold out. Kaine members get the digital version for free already and Elite album buyers also receive the CD for free.
This is the final release from the A Crisis of Faith line-up. This was recorded at the now closed Asylum venue in Chelmsford IN 2017, and features early versions of the songs from the then yet to be recorded A Crisis of Faith album including two additional tracks from The Waystone featuring the bands founding members in guest appearances.
This CD is already selling very fast, so click here or the order link below to avoid disappointment. Once it's gone, it's gone!
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