July 3, 2020 will see the high priests of heavy metal, Powerwolf, release their highly anticipated album, Best Of The Blessed, via Napalm Records. Without a doubt, Powerwolf are one of the most successful metal bands of modern times, and anyone who has ever been to a show – the one and only metal mass – is aware of their incredibly entertaining and captivating live performances. Following sold-out arenas and headlining festival shows at Wacken Open Air, Summer Breeze among many more, 2019 marked Powerwolf's 15th band anniversary.
As a very special gift, they will release Best Of The Blessed this summer, which features 16 timeless classics by the band shrouded in a brand new shape! And speaking of live: Powerwolf's upcoming, must-have magnum opus will also include 14 live tracks, recorded at the Wolfsnächte Tour 2018, such as “We Drink Your Blood”, “Resurrection by Erection”, and the epic, sing-along hit, “Sanctified with Dynamite”. The available Earbook and LP Box Edition will give you even more of the priests' incredible Live Sacrament!
Now, and to keep you heavy and decked in (un)holy metal in times of lockdown, experience Powerwolf's live show right in your living room, as the band has just released a blistering video for their Best Of The Blessed live version of “Sanctified with Dynamite”!
Watch POWERWOLF's brand new video HERE: www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3k6xANiavI
On Sunday the May 17, 2020 Mark Jansen (leader and composer of Epica, MaYaN, United Metal Minds) and Alexander Osipov (leader and composer of Imperial Age) will meet online in a live chat on YouTube to discuss many interesting topics and answer questions of symphonic metal fans from around the world.
Unusually for rock stars, they actually have a scientific background: Mark has a master‘s degree in psychology (Maastricht University, Netherlands) while Alexander has a master‘s degree in history (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia).
On top of that, they are both interested in non-conventional disciplines, such as cold healing, bioenergy, esoteric, etc.
The discussion promises to be very interesting and highly intellectual. The approximate topics include:
- Music (obviously mainly Symphonic Metal)
- Music business (how to promote your band during lockdown)
- History (including alternative history and ancient advanced civilizations)
- Health (including alternative health practices)
- Magic & the occult
- The Current world situation
- And many other things
It is really hard to predict what two metalhead intellectuals might talk about…
FANS WILL BE ABLE TO ASK QUESTIONS IN THE LIVE CHAT AND GET ANSWERS IN REAL TIME.
This promises to be the most intriguing online chat during these interesting times - you surely want to be there! DATE AND TIME: May 17, 2020 at 7:00pm UK
JOIN FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1183319995362854/
STREAM ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmJm0NpDoN0
In the midst of the global Covid-19 pandemic and with music fans confined to their homes, Ukrainian modern metal frontrunners Jinjer bring live madness to your screens with the release of the official live video for crushing song "Pit Of Consciousness" from their globally acclaimed album Macro.
The video was filmed during the band's captivating performance in Kiev in 2019 by Oleg Rooz (Suicidal Tendencies, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Enter Shikari).
Commented bass player Eugene Abdukhanov:-
"Back when we recorded this show we were on the tail end of a 6 month tour and somewhere in between all that madness we managed to write and record Macro... it was an extremely stressful time. But it was one of the most positive times of our lives. Things right now look pretty grim and no one knows what will happen next. We want to release this video with the hopes of letting people know that no matter how crazy, confusing and scary things get - BETTER TIMES are on the way. Let’s use the time at home in isolation to take a good look inside and learn about our true selves…"
Watch “Pit Of Consciousness” HERE
Stream the album version of “Pit Of Consciousness” via all platforms HERE!
Vocals: Tatiana Shmayluk
Guitar: Roman Ibramkhalilov
Bass: Eugene Abdukhanov
Drums: Vlad Ulasevich
German Medieval Metallers Feuerschwanz release "Metfest" live video; release date for new album unveiled
German Medieval Metallers Feuerschwanz have released the official live video for "Metfest", the first single off the band's upcoming album, Das elfte Gebot.
"Metfest“ is that anthem that makes any party a real one! Super catchy medieval, yet rocky melodies, frenetic sing-alongs and an ode to friendship! A song to grab your best bud and a barrel of mead to and crank it up!
Today the band also announces the release date for the successor of 2018's extremely successful album, Methämmer, (#6 in the official German album charts). Das elfte Gebot is scheduled for a June 26 release via Napalm Records.
Commented the band:-
"In December 2019 we celebrated our 15 year anniversary on the sold out Metfest tour – our biggest tour so far! The extraordinary spirit of wild shows in packed venues is captured in this new live video: Raise your horns and scream out loud with hordes of folk metalheads praising the brew of Vikings, dwarves and warriors – hail to the holy mead - Metfest!"
More info to follow soon...
30.04.20 DE - Meißen / Albrechts Burgfest
01.05.20 DE - Losheim am See / Hexentanz Festival
02.05.20 DE - Bad Segeberg / Felsenburg Festival
29.05.20 DE - Dietenhofen / Bibertal Festival
13.06.20 DE - Berlin / MPS
20.06.20 DE - Kranichfeld / Sternenklang Festival
26.06.20 DE - Brande-Hörnerkirchen / Hörnerfest
27.06.20 DE - Dischingen / Rock Am Härtsfeldsee
04.07.20 DE - Weil am Rhein / MPS
25.07.20 DE - Tuttlingen / Honbergsommer
31.07.20 DE - Cottbus / Elbenwald Festival
01.08.20 DE - Köln / MPS
08.08. - 09.08.20 DE - Hildesheim / M'era Luna Festival
21.08.20 DE - Schleswig / Baltic Open Air
Hauptmann Feuerschwanz - vocals, guitars
Johanna von der Vögelweide - fiddle, hurdy gurdy
Sir Lanzeflott - drums
Jarne Hodinsson - bass
Prinz Hodenherz - winds, vocals
Hans der Aufrechte - guitars
Belgian epic symphonic metallers Cathubodua are revealing another new track entitled 'My Way To Glory' taken of their new opus 'Continuum', which is out now via Massacre Records.
The (live)-video can be streamed here: https://youtu.be/mjMhF3I4H_Q.
The footage was recorded at Mysteria Fair Fantasy Festival 2019.
Direction, camera and post-production: Isabel Restrepo
Camera and direction assistance: Alex Rjabovs (FDfilms)
Camera crew: Marc Vandenbruaene, Vera Snykers, Marcel Uithoof
Kenny Callebaut - Rhythm Guitar
Ricardo Lievano Flores - Drums
Peter Thielemans - Bass
Katrien Van den Hurk - Violin & Symphonies
Sara Vanderheyden - Vocals
Kyron Vannuffelen - Lead Guitar
Swedish-Danish Modern Metallers Amaranthe launch 'Call Out My Name' drum cam video ahead of "Nordic Helix Tour 2019"
Last month, Nuclear Blast announced the signing of modern metal outfit Amaranthe. To break up the recording sessions for their upcoming, yet-untitled 2020 studio album, the Swedish/Danish group kick off their 8-date »Helix Nordic Tour 2019« next week. In anticipation of the tour and to give fans a taster of what they can expect at the shows, Amaranthe have launched a drum cam video, in which Morten Løwe Sørensen can be seen performing the track 'Call Out My Name' during their show at the Ice Hall in Helsinki on February 16, 2019.
Watch the video by Antti Kangasaho now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwWcKnvu2hg
»Helix« - Scandinavia Tour 2019
20.11. FIN Oulu - Club Teatria (w/ BEYOND THE BLACK, SMASH INTO PIECES)
21.11. FIN Seinäjoki - Rytmikorjaamo (w/ BEYOND THE BLACK, SMASH INTO PIECES)
22.11. FIN Turku - Turun Messukeskus (w/ BEYOND THE BLACK, SMASH INTO PIECES)
23.11. FIN Helsinki - Hartwall Arena (w/ SABATON, APOCALYPTICA)
26.11. N Bergen - USF Verftet (w/ SYNTHETIC GENTLEMEN)
27.11. N Stavanger - Folken (w/ SYNTHETIC GENTLEMEN)
29.11. S Borlänge - Liljan (w/ ART NATION)
30.11. S Jönköping - DreamHack Winter (w/ HALESTORM, NEW YEARS DAY)
With their foundations tracing back to 2008, the group have released 5 albums since then (2011's "Amaranthe", 2013's "The Nexus", 2014's "Massive Addictive", 2016's "Maximalism", and 2018's "Helix"), consistently delivering hauntingly catchy tunes led by their unique three-part vocals. Within their arsenal of hit singles - with 'Drop Dead Cynical' leading right at the front - a myriad tracks have been received very well via press and fans alike; having also gained countless plays on both radio stations around the globe and across streaming services (the group's songs have been streamed more than 100 million times on Spotify). A string of support tours have blazed Amaranthe's trail in front of huge crowds as well as at their own headline concerts (the group impressively once performed in front of 10,000 fans at Liseberg, Gothenburg). They have kept working incredibly hard over the years, the latest product of which culminated in the form of »Helix,« which achieved them some of their highest chart positions in the band's history (Switzerland #21, Germany #29 etc.).
Be sure to follow the band on Spotify & YouTube to not miss any of their upcoming releases!
Elize Ryd | vocals
Olof Mörck | guitars, keyboards
Henrik "GG6" Englund Wilhelmsson | vocals
Johan Andreassen | bass
Morten Løwe Sørensen | drums
Nils Molin | vocals
American metalcore band, Oh, Sleeper, is exclusively premiering a live video for "Decimation & Burial" via Metal Insider today. Give it a watch here. The song comes off of their fourth full-length album Bloodied/Unbowed, released a few months back via Solid State Records. The record is now available across streaming services including Spotify, Apple Music, and more: http://solidstate.lnk.to/sleeper. Physical copies are available for purchase at https://ohsleeper.merchnow.com/.
Bloodied/Unbowed is the band's first full-length record in almost a decade. The album follows the concept of their previous release, The Titan, and is laid out like a book - every song a chapter in the story from start to finish. It follows two characters as they suffer cataclysmic changes, forcing them apart and through their own personal crucibles before finding their way back to each other bloodied, but unbowed, determined to grow to be what they were born to be.
On the album, lead vocalist Micah Kinard shares:-
"Bloodied/Unbowed is our most mature effort yet, encapsulating the turbulence of the last six years and near-break-up of the band. We've never spent more time writing, scrapping, re-writing, and perfecting an album in our history as a band and we couldn't be more proud of it. This is proof that we can and will continue, not just as we were, but better than we've ever been."
Oh, Sleeper is an American metalcore band that forged themselves in 2006, creating a dark tech-metal sound that would define the genre for years to come with pioneering guitar work, captivating lyrics, soaring vocals, and devastating breakdowns. In over a decade's span, Oh, Sleeper has released three full-length albums (Solid State Records), 2 EPs, and toured world-wide alongside genre giants Bring Me The Horizon, Underoath, August Burns Red, Every Time I Die, The Devil Wears Prada and many more. After independently releasing their EP The Titan and being featured on the full Vans Warped Tour in 2013, Oh, Sleeper took a step back to allow clean vocalist and lead guitarist Shane Blay to form California based rock/metal band Wovenwar with members of fellow American metalcore act, As I Lay Dying.
Bloodied/Unbowedis available now.
Oh Sleeper is:-
Micah Kinard (vocals)
Shane Bay (guitar/vocals)
Zac Mayfield (drums).
Italian Progressive metal band Avelion, at the end of their promotional cycle of the last album Illusion of Transparency releasing two new Live songs, already available on digital store: https://player.believe.fr/v2/3615938951026
The live video of the song Burst Inside is available at https://youtu.be/k73h4pFgZJ0
Actually, the band is working on the new tracks that it will be finished within the end of this summer and they will be ready to record the new album at Domination Studio by Simone Mularoni.
Melodic, Progressive, Modern: Avelion aims to overpower genre classification thereby creating a new form: Modern Metal mixed with Progressive influences and Melody becomes momentum and expression as a whole which reaches the listener directly. The band was founded in Parma (Italy) in 2008 and, after some line-up adjustments, in 2011 released their first studio work: the EP "Cold Embrace". Following the widespread approval from the critics and the fans, the following year Avelion started an incessant Live activity, also having the great opportunity to play as opening act for Seventh Wonder (with Tommy Karevik, Kamelot), while at the same time a strong and ever-growing fan-base has developed worldwide. In 2012 the band also released the promotional single "Falling Down" which sees the collaboration with guitarist Olaf Thorsen (Labyrinth, Vision Divine).
Avelion's second EP, "Liquid Breathing", was published in November 2013, followed by a mini-tour in Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia. The EP delivers a more personal, modern and mature sound: here we can find, in fact, a Melodic Progressive Metal mixed with Djent influences, all combined with a strong Electronic personality. In 2015, with Oreste Giacomini and William Verderi as masterminds and main composers, the band entered Domination Studio of Simone Mularoni (DGM) to record their first full length album: “Illusion Of Transparency”. “Illusion Of Transparency” will be out on April 7th, 2017 via Revalve Records.
Austrian black thrashers Irdorath are proud to present the official live video for the track "Devoured by Greed", taken from their latest album "Denial Of Creation" out via Wormholedeath Records.
It is the first real live video after releasing several official videos in the past.
The video has been recorded at Jugend-und Kulturzentrum Explosiv by the soundmaster Bob Briessinck! It contains also several shots from their winter tour with Theotoxin, Carnation & Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench!
Devoured by Greed - Official live video
Italy's A Tear Beyond share video footage "Journey and Live Report" from Romexpo show in Bucharest, supporting Nightwish
On August 17th, Italian Visual gothic act A Tear Beyond, alongside their roster mates Fallen Arise, joined Nightwish at RomExpo in Bucharest. Today the band releases a video footage "Journey and Live Report" from the show, watch it here: https://youtu.be/ysTE55PVgeQ
The band stated:
"We are proud to share with you this short video about our gig @ Romexpo in Bucharest last august, with Nightwish and Fallen Arise! Live scenes filmed and edited by Alex Tuturescu. Journey scenes filmed and edited by A Tear Beyond and Hypnoise Recording Studio. Thanks to: Alpha Omega Management, METALHEAD, Olivia Ignatescu & Cavalleria Events"
See more photos here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement/posts/758331527836239
A Tear Beyond – formed in 2008 in Vicenza, Italy – come from the fusion of six elements with more than 15 years of musical experience. In 2012 came out their first studio album “Beyond” followed by a strong live activity. In 2015 the band released the second studio album “Maze of Antipodes”.The album was supported by sequence of live gigs opening for international bands like Moonspell, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Folkstone, Isole, Septicflesh, Dark Lunacy, Jack Frost and Extrema. May 5th 2018 the band unleashed their third studio album “Humanitales”. The band repertoire blend industral electro sounds with gothic metal arrangements and melodies. Key point of the band is the live theatricality when the audience can get involved in a true 360° show by means of scene costumes, Venetian masks, performers and intermission shows. Watch “Frolic”, taken from the new album “Humanitales”: https://youtu.be/oFtpia9g1dc
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