Tuesday, 17 October 2017

ARCH ENEMY debut new music video for "The Race"


Having just completed a successful run of dates across Eastern Europe on the "Will To Power International Tour", extreme metal giants ARCH ENEMY are back with another ripping single from their recently released album, "Will To Power", with the music video single for "The Race".

Founding member Michael Amott commented:
 "This was actually the last song written for the 'Will To Power' album. Listening through all the material we had up to that point we agreed that the album needed one more song that would be a relentless and fast paced counterpoint to some of the more epic compositions we already had. We sent Alissa the music and she came up with a thought provoking set of lyrics with an intense vocal arrangement that complemented the music perfectly. We've been having a blast playing this song on the current tour and we had our video director Patric Ullaeus come out to capture the mayhem at our recent show in Helsinki, Finland... Enjoy 'The Race'!"

Watch "The Race" streaming below or here: 

ARCH ENEMY will bring their "utterly enchanting melodies and savage riffs" (Metal Injection), to audiences across North America later this month as they join Trivium for a co-headlining tour from October 27 to December 6 featuring support from While She Sleeps and Fit For An Autopsy. The band will continue to spread their power in early 2018 as they have announced a Winter tour with Wintersun, Tribulation and Jinjer across Western Europe. Full dates can be found listed below. Tickets are available at www.archenemy.net

ARCH ENEMY live

ARCH ENEMY “Will To Power Tour 2018” w/ Wintersun, Tribulation & Jinjer
12.01.2018 Munich (Germany) - Tonhalle
13.01.2018 Stuttgart (Germany) - LKA Longhorn
14.01.2018 Prague (Czech Republic) - Forum Karlin
15.01.2018 Zurich (Switzerland) - Komplex
17.01.2018 Milano (Italy) - Alcatraz
18.01.2018 Lyon (France) - Transbordeur
19.01.2018 Barcelona (Spain) - Razzmatazz
20.01.2018 Madrid (Spain) - La Riviera
22.01.2018 Toulouse (France) - Le Bikini
23.01.2018 Paris (France) - Bataclan
24.01.2018 Antwerp (Antwerp) - Trix
26.01.2018 Oberhausen (Germany) - Turbinenhalle
27.01.2018 Geiselwind (Germany) - Music Hall
28.01.2018 Tilburg (Netherlands) - O13
29.01.2018 Hamburg (Germany) - Große Freiheit
31.01.2018 Malmö (Sweden) - KB
01.02.2018 Oslo (Norway) - Rockefeller
02.02.2018 Stockholm (Sweden) - Arenan
03.02.2018 Gothenburg (Sweden) - Trädgarn
05.02.2018 Berlin (Germany) - Huxleys
06.02.2018 Wiesbaden (Germany) - Schlachthof
07.02.2018 Saarbrücken (Germany) - Garage
09.02.2018 Glasgow (UK) - ABC*
10.02.2018 Nottingham (UK) - Rock City*
11.02.2018 London (UK) - Koko*
13.02.2018 Manchester (UK) - Ritz*
14.02.2018 Bristol (UK) - Academy*

*without Jinjer

Tickets for all shows are available here: http://www.archenemy.net

ARCH ENEMY online 

NECROPHOBIC announce New 2018 Studio Album


Swedish satanic sacrificers NECROPHOBIC have announced the release of their yet untitled eighth studio album for 23 February 2018 via Century Media Records.

NECROPHOBIC are currently in the studio to continue their journey along the dark path they have chosen with their recently released “Pesta” EP - they will never bow down, never betray the cause, and will always stay true to the vision of ancient northern evilness.

Prepare for true satanic death metal!

NECROPHOBIC line-up:
Anders Strokirk – vocals
Sebastian Ramstedt – guitars
Johan Bergebäck – guitars
Alex Friberg – bass
Joakim Sterner – drums

NECROPHOBIC online:

Saturday, 14 October 2017

HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD release new video for "We Own The Night"


Hollywood Undead have just released “We Own The Night,” the fourth track/video from their upcoming album FIVE.

Watch the new clip here:

Hollywood Undead’s first three videos from FIVE have now amassed over 10 million combined views.

You can watch “California Dreaming” here: http://smarturl.it/CaliforniaDreamingV

“Whatever It Takes” here: http://smarturl.it/WhateverItTakesVEVO

& “Renegade” here: http://smarturl.it/RenegadeVevo

The band are currently in the middle of a North American tour in support of FIVE. Tickets and VIP Packages for all shows are on sale now. For all U.S. headline shows, Butcher Babies will serve as direct support. European dates will begin on January 24th in Glasgow, UK at the O2 Academy.

The number five holds a deep significance. We have five senses. Five points adorn a star. Five represents man in theology. For the five members of Hollywood Undead—Johnny 3 Tears, J-Dog, Charlie Scene, Funny Man, and Danny—the digit perfectly encapsulates their fifth full-length offering—FIVE [Dove & Grenade Media/BMG] out October 27th. Fans can pre-order the new album from here: http://smarturl.it/HUFive

“We’re five brothers, and this is our fifth record,” affirms Johnny 3 Tears. “Nothing gets to the essence of the music like this number does. Numerology has a lot of power. When we said Five, it just made sense. The fact that we could all agree on one word codifies who we are. It also nods back to ‘No. 5’ from our first album, because it was our fifth song. Moreover, it hints at this secret society of fans supporting us for the past decade. The number is significant, and this is a significant moment for us.”

Known for atomic live performances, the quintet regularly sells out shows around the world from Massachusetts and Miami to Moscow and Manchester. They’ve toured alongside the likes of Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, and Stone Sour in addition to notching features from Billboard, Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Revolver, and more. 

HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD 2018 UK TOUR
24 Jan - Glasgow, O2 Academy Glasgow
25 Jan - Manchester, Manchester Academy
26 Jan - Birmingham, O2 Academy Birmingham 
27 Jan - Norwich, The LCR - UEA
29 Jan - London, Koko
30 Jan - London, Koko *SOLD OUT*

To stay current on all things Hollywood Undead be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or their official site.

BEAST IN BLACK release 'Beast In Black' lyric video!


International heavy metallers BEAST IN BLACK will unleash their debut album Berserker, in three weeks via Nuclear Blast Records. To give their fans another musical taster of what to expect from this 10-track power package, the band founded by BATTLE BEAST guitarist Anton Kabanen have launched a lyric video for 'Beast In Black', over on YouTube. Based on a picture by Anato Finnstark / Finnstark Illustration, the clip perfectly underlines the energy of the album's opening track. 

Check it out now: 

Anton commented:
"As well as the band name, this track was inspired by a character from the 'Berserk' manga. Though the lyrics are directly connected to that character they are also speaking in metaphors about something personal. It's one of the most powerful songs on the album and Kasperi's guitar solo in this one is probably the best one on the whole album!"

Pre-order Berserker now in various formats: http://www.beastinblack.com/

More on Beserker:

Berserker - Track Listing:
01. Beast In Black
02. Blind And Frozen
03. Blood Of A Lion
04. Born Again
05. Zodd The Immortal
06. The Fifth Angel
07. Crazy, Mad, Insane
08. Hell For All Eternity (Bonus Track- DIGI only)
09. Eternal Fire
10. Go To Hell (Bonus Track- DIGI only)
11. End Of The World
12. Ghost In The Rain

The five-piece, Helsinki based heavy metal band BEAST IN BLACK was founded by Anton Kabanen soon after he had parted ways with BATTLE BEAST in 2015. By the end of 2015 the band had played their first gig, as the opening act for NIGHTWISH.

Berserker was produced by Anton in his Sound Quest Studio. Its cover artwork marks the return of the collaboration between Anton and Roman Ismailov who was the original illustrator and graphic artist for BATTLE BEAST.

Berserker maintains the style of Anton's previously composed works which include the first three BATTLE BEAST albums. Influenced by 80’s metal bands such as JUDAS PRIEST, MANOWAR, W.A.S.P., BLACK SABBATH and ACCEPT, the record is nothing but a great heavy metal album. "It’s very straightforward, catchy and powerful and occasionally mixed with some symphonic influences," Anton adds. Lyrically, Kabanen also continues his previous style: "Many songs such as the title track, 'Beast In Black', and 'Zodd The Immortal', are strongly influenced by the Japanese manga and anime »Berserk«."

BEAST IN BLACK is:
Yannis Papadopoulos | vocals
Mate Molnar | bass
Sami Hänninen | drums
Kasperi Heikkinen | guitars
Anton Kabanen | guitars, vocals

More info:

NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS UK

HELLOWEEN reveal 'Pumpkins United' single + lyric video; 10" pre-order live!


Earlier this year German Power Metal legends HELLOWEEN announced that they would be reuniting with former members Kai Hansen (guitar) and Michael Kiske (vocals) for a World Tour under the banner of “Pumpkins United”. It would mean bringing together the classic line-up of the band that recorded the seminal ‘Keeper Of The Seven Keys Parts 1 & 2’ albums (1987/88).

HELLOWEEN’s upcoming Pumpkins United World Tour will be nothing short of incredible. The super-tour, with plenty of dates being sold out for a while now, will be witnessed by more than 10,000 fans in Mexico City, 16,000 Brazilians rocking out in São Paulo, 9,000 fans in Santiago de Chile while in Stuttgart there'll be 6,000. In Milan, 8,000 Pumpkinheads eagerly await the arrival of the tour and finally – the ultimate mayhem in Prague with 12,000 tickets sold as well as in Madrid where, believe it or not, 14,000 Spanish Pumpkinheads will gather for this special show.

The news doesn’t stop there. The band, whilst busy in their rehearsal room have also written and recorded an exclusive song together. The aptly titled track 'Pumpkins United' blends everything that has made this band world-famous and a true trailblazer of an own sub genre: power guitar riffs, three-part guitar solos, double bass thunderstorms, and melodic choruses soaring above all else. The track is also performed by all three singers of the band's history - a dream hardly anyone thought would come true and as a thank you to all fans for a quarter of a century of HELLOWEEN mania and decades of loyalty, 'Pumpkins United' will be available via helloween.org from October 13 as a FREE DOWNLOAD!

Watch the 'Pumpkins United' lyric video, here: 

Pre-order the 10" vinyl single now (release: December 8th, 2017): http://nblast.de/PumpkinsUnited

Pumpkins United World Tour 2017/18
19.10. MEX Monterrey - Escena *SOLD OUT*
21.10. MEX Mexico City - Arena Ciudad de Mexico
23.10. CR San Jose - BN Arena
25.10. CO Bogotá - Gran Carpa Américas
28.10. BR São Paulo - Espaço das Américas *SOLD OUT*
29.10. BR São Paulo - Espaço das Américas
31.10. BR Porto Alegre - Pepsi on Stage
02.11. RA Buenos Aires - Luna Park
03.11. RCH Santiago - Teatro Caupolican *SOLD OUT*
05.11. RCH Santiago - Teatro Caupolican *SOLD OUT*
10.11. CH Zurich - Samsung Hall
11.11. D Stuttgart - Porsche Arena *SOLD OUT*
12.11. D Munich - Zenith
14.11. UK London - o2 Brixton Academy
15.11. F Paris - Zenith
18.11. I Milan - Mediolanum Forum
20.11. NL Tilburg - 013 Poppodium
24.11. D Bochum - Ruhrcongress *SOLD OUT*
25.11. CZ Prague - Tipsport Arena
26.11. SK Bratislava - Aegon Arena
28.11. PL Warsaw - Hala Kolo
30.11. FIN Helsinki - Black Box *SOLD OUT*
02.12. S Gothenburg - Partille Arena
04.12. D Berlin - Tempodrom
09.12. E Madrid - Wizink Center
14.12. BG Sofia - Arena Armeec
15.12. RO Bucharest - Romexpo

16.03. J Tokyo - EX Theater Roppongi
18.03. J Sapporo - Zepp
21.03. J Osaka - Zepp Bayside
23.03. J Tokyo - Zepp
24.03. J Tokyo - Zepp
25.03. J Nagoya - Zepp

07.04. RUS Moscow - Stadium
09.04. UA Kiev - Dvorets Sporta

NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS UK

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Foo Fighters set to Play 3 UK Stadium Shows June 2018


The world’s biggest and best rock band, Foo Fighters, have announced three massive UK Stadium shows next summer, hot on the heels of their acclaimed number one album ‘Concrete and Gold’.

Last Saturday October 7th, Foo Fighters curated and headlined their own Cal Jam 17 festival in San Bernardino, California, topping a bill featuring Queens of the Stone Age, Liam Gallagher, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice, The Kills and a host of others. Foo Fighters’ incendiary headline set was received rapturously by a crowd of Foo believers over 30,000 strong, as the band reaffirmed that they are absolutely without peer as the world’s foremost live rock act – something those who witnessed their Glastonbury set this summer knew full well.

Tickets available from 9am Friday October 20th from http://gigst.rs/FooF

Foo Fighters Play:
June 2018
Tues 19th MANCHESTER Etihad Stadium
Fri 22nd LONDON Stadium
Sat 23rd LONDON Stadium

2017 has been the year that Foo Fighters returned bigger and better than ever with an album critics everywhere proclaimed to be one of the best of their illustrious career. Modern day classics including ‘Run’, ‘La Dee Da’ and
‘The Sky Is A Neighborhood’ are already live show favourites.

These three must see UK Stadium shows are destined to be one of the highlights of next summer.

Foo Fighters are Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett, Pat Smear and Rami Jaffee.