Friday, 15 December 2017

OCEANS OF SLUMBER video for single "The Decay of Disregard"


Houston-based progressive metal outfit, OCEANS OF SLUMBER, have just released a video for their new single “The Decay Of Disregard”, taken off their upcoming album “The Banished Heart”, to be released on March 2, 2018!

The band comments,
 "The first statement of this record is one of realization and self-destruction. The peculiarities of life, the darkness it brings, and the inability we have to separate the heart from the mind. Something that can rot us from the inside and that most of us fight with everyday."

"I feel something cruel within me. Calling out...
It calls my heart to wander, far from here...
It troubles my dreams, the thoughts of leaving.
It claws at me, to leave everything I’ve come to know and depend on…"
-The Decay of Disregard

The band further adds, 
“The video was shot in the country side of Big Creek, TX using the loft of a beautifully creepy 100 year old barn for the band performance and it's surrounding acreage to capture Cammie's transcendental and destructive episodes. Quite a fun undertaking and very cold.”

You can watch the video for “The Decay Of Disregard” here: 

“The Decay Of Disregard” is available as a digital single on all download and streaming platforms and as an Instant Grat Track on iTunes and Amazon. Preorders for all physical formats are also available as of now.

Use the following link to direct you to selected download and streaming platforms or to preorder a physical copy of the album: https://OceansOfSlumber.lnk.to/TheBanishedHeart

“The Banished Heart” will be available as Jewelcase CD and Gatefold 2LP+CD.

OCEANS OF SLUMBER live: 
02.03.2018 Houston, TX (USA) – White Oak Music Hall (album release show)
03.03.2018 Brooklyn, NY (USA) – Saint Vitus Bar (album release show)
06.04.2018 Nottingham (UK) – Rock City
07.04.2018 Glasgow (UK) – ABC1
08.04.2018 Bristol (UK) – O2 Academy
10.04.2018 Dublin (Ireland) – Tivoli
12.04.2018 Manchester (UK) – O2 Ritz
13.04.2018 London (UK) – O2 Forum

OCEANS OF SLUMBER is: 
Cammie Gilbert – Vocals
Anthony Contreras – Guitar
Sean Gary – Guitar
Keegan Kelly – Bass
Dobber Beverly – Drums

OCEANS OF SLUMBER online: 

LIV KRISTINE Joins MIDNATTSOL! New Album In The Making!


Liv Kristine has joined MIDNATTSOL as their official second singer - right next to her very talented sister Carmen Elise Espenæs. This truly is full sister power! 

The band is extremely excited about the news: 
“Hey folks,
Like we promised here is the news for you:
LIV KRISTINE IS NOW AN OFFICAL SECOND SINGER IN MIDNATTSOL!! Some time ago we discussed with Liv that she would support us on our upcoming album as a special guest. Working together, we found out that not only the result is awesome - we also have a lot of fun together. The logical consequence was that we pick up Liv as a permanent member of the band. So she is now the official second singer in Midnattsol.

We have already recorded Liv as the second voice on some songs for the next album. Liv will also have her own parts in some songs, so these songs will be more like a duet of the two sisters. We think the results will blow you away.

As Liv is now a permanent band member we plan to play upcoming concerts together with her.
We are very happy and it means a lot to us to have such an amazing singer and fantastic person in our Midnattsol family.”

The band released a first appetizer in form of the track snippet “Purple Sky” HERE!

MIDNATTSOL released their promising debut album “Where Twilight Dwells” back in 2005. The band quickly gained fans around the Gothic, Metal & Rock scene alike and played numerous shows and summer festivals like Summer Breeze, Wave Gotik Treffen, Mera Luna, as well as support of IN EXTREMO. Their highly anticipated second studio album “Nordlys” was released in 2008, followed up by their latest album “The Metamorphosis Melody” in 2011. After that the band decided to take a creative break, but now you can be sure that MIDNATTSOL are fully back and ready more exciting news to come! 

Keep your eyes and ears open! 

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BUTCHER BABIES announce 2018 UK and European Tour


BUTCHER BABIES will return to the UK and Europe in February and March 2018 to crush stages and eardrums with their vicious live performances and explosive energy.

Here are all dates of the upcoming headline tour:
20.02.2018 Nottingham (UK) - Rescue Rooms
21.02.2018 Bristol (UK) - Thekla
22.02.2018 Chester (UK) - Live Rooms
23.02.2018 Birmingham (UK) - Asylum
24.02.2018 Newcastle (UK) - Riverside
25.02.2018 Glasgow (UK) - G2 
27.02.2018 Milton Keynes (UK) - Craufurd Arms
28.02.2018 Norwich (UK) - Waterfront
01.03.2018 Southampton (UK) - Joiners
02.03.2018 Sheffield (UK) - Corporation
03.03.2018 Manchester (UK) - Rebellion
04.03.2018 London (UK) - The Dome 
06.03.2018 Bochum (Germany) - Rockpalast
07.03.2018 Hamburg (Germany) - Logo
08.03.2018 Jena (Germany) - F-Haus
09.03.2018 Prague (Czech Republic) - Nova Chmelnice
10.03.2018 Graz (Austria) - Explosiv
11.03.2018 Munich (Germany) - Backstage Club 
13.03.2018 Milan (Italy) - Legend Club
14.03.2018 Zurich (Switzerland) - Klub Komplex
15.03.2018 Mannheim (Germany) - Ms Connexion Complex
16.03.2018 Zaandam (Netherlands) - De Flux
17.03.2018 Leiden (Netherlands) - Gebr. de Nobel

Also check out the video for “Headspin”, from the band’s latest album “Lilith”: https://youtu.be/tAZzVw9hAJA

Produced by Steve Evetts (Suicide Silence, Dillinger Escape Plan, The Cure), "Lilith" has already seduced fans worldwide as it debuts at #1 on iTunes Metal Chart, #7 on iTunes Rock Chart and #35 on iTunes Top 100 Charts. You can get your copy now at http://smarturl.it/BBLilith

BUTCHER BABIES is:
Heidi Shepherd - Vocals
Carla Harvey - Vocals
Henry Flury - Guitar
Jason Klein - Bass
Chase Brickenden - Drums

BUTCHER BABIES online:

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

KREATOR releases video for 'Hail To The Hordes'


German thrash titans KREATOR have released an official video for 'Hail To The Hordes', taken from their latest album, Gods Of Violence. 
The video highlights the bands hometown show at Grugahalle in Essen in March and can be watched, here: 

The video was directed by Matthias Kollek of Vault Video, who also directed KREATOR's Dying Alive DVD.

Order the single from iTunes: http://nblast.de/HaiToTheHordes​

Gods Of Violence was recorded under the watchful eye of producer Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, KATATONIA) who also mixed the record at renowned Fascination Street Studios. Mastering was also completed at Fascination Street Studios by Tony Lindgren.


ABOUT KREATOR
One thing's for sure: There aren‘t many bands with a history as long and eventful as KREATOR's, who fascinatingly succeed in exploring new horizons while challenging and reinventing themselves time and again, resulting in high impact results - as is perfectly illustrated by their new record Gods Of). With this 14th studio album of their impressive career, the thrashers from Essen, Germany have crafted a work of art of utmost vigour, drawing its unfailing power from the pounding heart of one of the greatest, most versatile metal bands of all time. Gods Of Violence lives and breathes!

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

SAVAGE MESSIAH post video for "Eat Your Heart Out" + UK headline tour


British heavy metal act, SAVAGE MESSIAH, just released a new video for their song “Eat Your Heart Out”, taken from the recently released album “Hands Of Fate”!

Frontman David Silver comments, 
“When we were asked if we wanted to produce a ‘live’ video as our next project, we in the band jumped at the idea. I’ve always felt that the best way to communicate with people is for them to get an idea of what we’re about in a live setting. This video however goes a little deeper than that, as the camera crew decided to follow us around for almost the entire day, and so what you have is a really cool snapshot into a day in the life on tour! I’m really pleased with the outcome, and 'Eat Your Heart Out’ is the perfect song for this type of video as the song talks about what life is like if you’re in a band in 2017, the ups, the downs, the highs and the lows! It’s a call to arms! We hope you will enjoy watching it, as much we enjoyed making it!"

You can watch the video here:

SAVAGE MESSIAH have also announced another run of UK headline shows in April 2018! See further below for the exact dates.

The band comments on the tour, “We’re really excited to announce these UK shows touring in support of our new album ‘Hands of Fate’. We’ve done a lot of support work over the last few years with a really wide range of great bands from Amon Amarth, Trivium, Testament, Armoured Saint, Cradle of Filth and more, so now we’re really looking forward to getting out and playing a full SAVAGE MESSIAH headline set! Make sure you get your tickets early, so you don’t miss this! As we promise this is going to be one hell of a show! See you at the front!”

13.04.2018 Nottingham (UK) – Rock City Basement
14.04.2018 Manchester (UK) – Academy 3
15.04.2018 Glasgow (UK) – Cathouse
17.04.2018 Newcastle (UK) – O2 Academy 2
18.04.2018 Birmingham (UK) – O2 Academy 3
19.04.2018 London (UK) – Underworld

SAVAGE MESSIAH is
David Silver - lead guitar, vocals
Sam S Junior - lead guitar, backing vocals
Mira Slama - bass guitar
Andrea Gorio - drums

SAVAGE MESSIAH online

ANTHRAX live DVD ‘Kings Among Scotland’ announced for April 2018!


Multi-Grammy nominated thrash icons ANTHRAX will see ‘Kings Among Scotland’ the band’s long-awaited live-in-concert DVD, arrive in stores and online on April 27th 2018. Captured last February 15th at the band's sold-out concert at Glasgow's historic venue the Barrowland Ballroom, the two-hour ‘Kings Among Scotland’ incorporates the band’s entire live show along with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and other B-roll shot on the band's tour bus, backstage, in hotels and elsewhere. The DVD will also include a "gear rundown" from each of the band members. 

‘Kings Among Scotland’ can be pre-ordered starting today; log on to www.anthrax.com for all purchasing information.

"Playing for our friends at the Barrowlands has always been very special," said ANTHRAX's Frank Bello. "We all know we're going to get together and have an insanely great time, and we think that incredible interaction and energy really comes through on this video."

With packaging art created by Steve Thompson (SLAYER, MOTÖRHEAD, IRON MAIDEN), the DVD's concert is presented in two parts. For part one, ANTHRAX performed the "favourites" that had been voted on, pre-show, by the band's fans which includes gems like 'Madhouse,' 'Be All, End All,' 'Breathing Lightning,' and 'A.I.R.' The band augmented the stage production for part two, with ramps and staircases and other production values while they tore into their classic 1987 album ‘Among The Living’, performing 'Caught In A Mosh,' 'I Am The Law,' 'Indians,' 'Eflinikufesin (N.F.L.),' and more.

"It was a pretty intense show," added guitarist Scott Ian, "especially when the crowd was so insane, the floor actually started moving up and down."

"It was a challenge for all of us to play ‘Among The Living’ live," admits Charlie Benante. "We've played a number of that album's songs in our shows over the years, but not all of them, and playing a song in a recording studio is not the same as playing it live on stage. So we put in a lot of time to get all of the tracks down perfectly. And I'll tell you, after we finished that set, as arduous as it was, we all felt a sense of exhilaration, like we could go out and do it again."

‘Kings Among Scotland’ was produced, directed, filmed and edited for Film24Productions by Paul M. Green (OPETH, THE DAMNED, THE LEVELLERS), with the sound mixed byANTHRAX studio producer Jay Ruston. For the filming, Green utilised 17 cameras, including a crane and several mobile and stationery Go-Pros.

ANTHRAX's North American co-headline tour with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE – ‘The KillThrax Tour II’ is set to kick off January 25th in Montreal. All dates are below.

‘The KillThrax Tour II’
w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, HAVOK
25.01. CDN Montreal, QC - M Telus
26.01. CDN London, ON - Music Hall
27.01. USA Stroudsburg, PA - Sherman Theater
28.01. USA Richmond, VA - The National
30.01. USA Tampa, FL - Jannus Live
31.01. USA Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
02.02. USA Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom Club Stage
03.02. USA Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
05.02. USA Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
06.02. USA Birmingham, AL - Iron City
08.02. USA Corpus Christi, TX - The Pavilion at Concrete Street
09.02. USA Lubbock, TX - Lonestar Pavilion
10.02. USA Oklahoma City, OK - The Criterion
11.02. USA Albuquerque, NM - El Rey Theater
13.02. USA San Diego, CA - House of Blues
14.02. USA Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
16.02. USA Boise, ID - Revolution Concert House
17.02. USA Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory Concert House
19.02. CDN Edmonton, AB - The Ranch
20.02. CDN Grande Prairie, AB - Bowes Event Center at Revolution Place
21.02. CDN Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
23.02. CDN Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre
24.02. USA Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theatre
25.02. USA Sioux City, IA - Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
27.02. USA Joliet, IL - The Forge
01.03. USA Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
02.03. USA Rochester, NY - Dome Arena
03.03. USA Worcester, MA - The Palladium
04.03. USA Portland, ME - State Theatre

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