Monday, 21 August 2017

30 YEARS OF NUCLEAR BLAST - DVD & 4 CD set available!

Even more reasons to celebrate! To coincide with the label’s 30th anniversary, Nuclear Blast will release a special fan box with one DVD and 4 digibook CDs including hymns from the past 3 decades. Bands like NIGHTWISH, IMMORTAL, DIMMU BORGIR, MESHUGGAH, TESTAMENT, CRADLE OF FILTH, AVANTASIA, PARADISE LOST and many more will guide you through the label's history, so get ready for this "30 Years Of Nuclear Blast - Anniversary Compilation" out on October 27th. You can now pre-order it here:

The collection includes the following songs and music videos:
CD1 (1992 - 2003)
01. Gorefest – State Of Mind
02. Benediction – I Bow To None
03. Meshuggah – Terminal Illusions
04. Hypocrisy – Roswell 47
05. Dimmu Borgir – Mourning Palace
06. Hammerfall - Trailblazers
07. Sinner – Devil‘s River
08. Destruction – The Butcher Strikes Back
09. Sinergy – The Bitch Is Back
10. Primal Fear – Angel In Black
11. Soilwork - Needlefeast
12. Kataklysm – Manipulator Of Souls
13. Immortal - Tyrants
14. Anthrax – What Doesn’t Die
15. Die Apokalyptischen Reiter – Ride On
16. Helloween – Hell Was Made In Heaven

CD2 (2004-2007)
01. Exodus - Blacklist
02. Edguy - Mysteria
03. Death Angel – Thrown To The Wolves
04. Nightwish – Wish I Had An Angel
05. Wintersun – Winter Madness
06. Sonata Arctica - Wildfire
07. Agnostic Front – So Pure To Me
08. Gotthard – Anytime Anywhere
09. Therion – To Mega Therion
10. Subway To Sally - Sieben
11. Deathstars - Blitzkrieg
12. Rage – Turn My World Around
13. Threshold – This Is Your Life
14. Sonic Syndicate - Denied
15. Samael – Ave!
16. Nile – As He Creates So He Destroys

CD3 (2007 – 2011)
01. Avantasia – Another Angel Down
02. Eluveitie – Inis Mona
03. Testament – More Than Meets The Eye
04. Equilibrium - Snüffel
05. Pain – Monkey Business
06. Amorphis – Silver Bride
07. Epica – Burn To A Cinder
08. Overkill - Ironbound
09. Immolation – A Glorious Epoch
10. Blind Guardian – Ride Into Obsession
11. Accept – Pandemic
12. Forbidden - Hopenosis
13. Graveyard – No Good, Mr Holden
14. Sepultura - Spectrum

CD4 (2012 - 2017)
01. Slayer – Repentless
02. Sabaton – The Lion From The North
03. Kreator – Your Heaven, My Hell
04. Enslaved - Veilburner
05. Hatebreed – Nothing Scars Me
06. Kadavar – Doomsday Machine
07. Carcass – Noncompliance To ASTM F899-12 Standard
08. Behemoth – Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel
09. Killer Be Killed – Wings Of Feather And Wax
10. Blues Pills - Jupiter
11. Machine Head – Now We Die
12. Cradle Of Filth – The Vampyre At My Side
13. Lamb Of God - 512
14. Thy Art Is Murder – Holy War
15. Opeth – Will O The Wisp
16. Paradise Lost – From the Gallows

01. Slayer – Repentless
02. Nightwish – Élan
03. Sabaton – Uprising
04. Accept – Teutonic Terror
05. Machine Head – Now We Die
06. Anthrax – Safe Home
07. Testament – Native Blood
08. Doro – Love’s Gone To Hell
09. Battle Beast – King For A Day
10. Avantasia – Lost In Space
11. Black Star Riders – Dancing With The Wrong Girl
12. Blind Guardian – A Voice In The Dark
13. Metal Church – Reset
14. Kreator – Civilization Collapse
15. Dimmu Borgir – Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse
16. Cradle Of Filth – Heartbreak And Seance
17. In Flames – The End
18. Meshuggah – Bleed
19. Fear Factory - Dielectric
20. Children Of Bodom - Transference
21. Carcass – Unfit For Human Consumption
22. Kataklysm – Elevate
23. Soilwork – Death In General
24. Death Angel – Truce
25. Hypocrisy – End Of Disclosure
26. Epica – Never Enough
27. Sonata Arctica – Flag In The Ground
28. Twilight Force – Flight Of The Sapphire Dragon
29. Amorphis – Sacrifice
30. Avatarium – Pearls And Coffins
31. Eluveitie – Omnos
32. Equilibrium – Blut Im Auge
33. Rise Of The Northstar – Samurai Spirit
34. Suicide Silence – You Can’t Stop Me
35. Soulfly - Archangel
36. Exodus – Blood In Blood Out
37. Tankard – A Girl Called Cerveza
38. Grand Magus – Steel Versus Steel
39. Blues Pills – Lady In Gold
40. Graveyard – Hisingen Blues
41. Hell – On Earth As It Is In Hell
42. Korpiklaani – Rauta
43. Pain – The Great Pretender
44. Deathstars – All The Devil’s Toys

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Saturday, 19 August 2017

THY ART IS MURDER "Dear Desolation" Out Now, Watch "Puppet Master" Video

THY ART IS MURDER have released Dear Desolation today via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

To celebrate the release, the band has dropped the video for "Puppet Master," Watch it here:
The clip was directed by Third Eye Visuals

"The Son of Misery" guitar playthrough:
"The Son of Misery":

03.10. UK Cardiff - Uni
04.10. UK Leeds - Key Club
05.10. UK Glasgow - Garage
06.10. UK Manchester - Club Academy
07.10. UK Birmingham - o2 Academy2
08.10. UK London - The Electric Ballroom
09.10. UK Nottingham - Rescue Rooms


Friday, 18 August 2017

Evanescence Reveal A Reworking Of Global Hit ‘Bring Me To Life’

"Bring Me To Life (Synthesis)"

Evanescence have revealed a reworking of their debut single and global hit ‘Bring Me To Life’ which is available today, 18th August 2017. 

Taken from their next album SYNTHESIS which is due in the autumn, the reworked version of the song strips out the big distorted guitars and rock drums, replacing them with full orchestration in a completely synthetic world of beats and sounds, with help from arranger and composer David Campbell.

Originally "Bring Me to Life," (feat. guest vocals from Paul McCoy of 12 Stones), reached #5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 as well as marking their first U.K.#1 hit single. It was taken from Evanescence’s debut album "Fallen" which spent 43 weeks on the U.S. Billboard Top 10, sold more than 17 million copies worldwide, and was certified 7x platinum in the U.S alone.

SYNTHESIS will feature two new Evanescence songs in addition to fan favourites re-recorded with a live orchestra and electronica. Evanescence will launch the “Synthesis Live” tour in Europe later this year combining their intense live performances and timeless songwriting with a powerful live orchestra helping the band to deliver a transcendent concert experience.

Listen to the track HERE.

SAVAGE MESSIAH sign with Century Media Records & launch video for new single "Hands Of Fate"

Century Media Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of British heavy metal act SAVAGE MESSIAH, who will release their fourth full-length album, entitled “Hands Of Fate”, on October 27th!

A video for the album title track has been released today and you can watch it here: 

As of now “Hands Of Fate” is also available as a digital single on all streaming and download platforms and as an Instant Grat track on iTunes and Amazon. Get it here:

Jens Prueter (Head Of A&R, Century Media Records Europe) comments on the signing: “We are very happy to welcome Savage Messiah to Century Media Records. It’s great to see that a young band can combine the best of old classics from Iron Maiden to Metallica with a fresh approach and, most importantly, excellent songs that can stand the test of time. The birthplace of Heavy Metal can be proud about its New Generation Of British Heavy Metal (NGOBHM).”

The band adds: “We’re so pleased to announce teaming up with CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS. This represents a big step for SAVAGE MESSIAH and we look forward to working on our new album together and taking the band to the next level and beyond!”

“Hands Of Fate” was recorded at Rockfield Studios Monmouth (Black Sabbath, Rush, Queen), produced by Scott Atkins (Cradle of Filth) and mastered by Dave Collins (Metallica, Soundgarden, Linkin Park). 

The cover art was designed by Travis Smith (Avenged Sevenfold, Opeth).

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


Century Media Records online:

The Darkness unleash brand new single 'Solid Gold'



The Darkness have today released their expletive-drenched new single ‘Solid Gold’ via Cooking Vinyl, accompanied by a video of the self-proclaimed rock legends performing in a huge aircraft hanger amongst a mass of glam-rock lighting and Marshall speaker stacks.

Frontman Justin Hawkins announces, “We have written this song to reassure you all that having now released more music in the period after our well publicised hiatus than in the period before it, we have no intention whatsoever of stopping. Hence the lyric "We're never gonna stop... Shitting out solid gold". Barring any unforeseen circumstances, The Darkness will always be here to delight and beguile. You're welcome.”

An absolute monster of a rock song, ‘Solid Gold’ takes no prisoners whatsoever, taking direct aim at the music industry and addressing record companies, egos and the insincerity that comes with it. It will make uncomfortable listening for A&R men everywhere…

“There's a guy coming down from Sony / Artist and Repertoire
If he likes what he hears in those stupid ears / I can buy myself a faster car
Blowing smoke up our arses / Everything we do is ace
He wants to wine and dine us / He's desperate to sign us 
Cos we melted his fucking face”

Well, you don’t get that from Ed Sheeran!

‘Solid Gold’ is the latest single to be taken from The Darkness’ forthcoming album Pinewood Smile, out October 6th through Cooking Vinyl.

It follows the release of the glorious, hard-rockin’, autobiographical lead single ‘All The Pretty Girls’. Both singles are available on all streaming platforms and also available for download with pre-orders of the album for the instant gratification of fans. 
Click here for details: 

Pinewood Smile finds The Darkness on electrifying form, delivering some of the most sharp-witted, infectious, humorous and downright brilliant songs of their career. The album is also the first to feature the drumming and vocal talents of new band member Rufus Tiger Taylor, son of Queen legend Roger Taylor, who shares vocal duties with Justin on two of the tracks.

To celebrate the release of Pinewood Smile, The Darkness will be touring extensively at the end of this year playing 17 dates in the UK throughout November and December including a headline show at London’s Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on December 10th. The shows are part of a wider European tour, full dates can be found at

Justin Hawkins – vocals & guitar / Dan Hawkins – guitar /
Frankie Poullain – bass / Rufus Tiger Taylor - drums

Thursday, 17 August 2017

CRADLE OF FILTH release new video trailer plus live Q&A tonight!

UK's legendary extreme metal icons CRADLE OF FILTH have released a brand new video in which singer Dani Filth talks about the writing and recording process of their eagerly awaited 12th album Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay. 
Check it out here: 

Also today, between 8-9pm BST the band's guitarist Richard Shaw will host a live Q&A over at the official CRADLE OF FILTH Facebook page: 

'You Will Know The Lion By His Claw':
'Heartbreak And Seance' the making of:
Watch the music video here:
Watch the first album trailer here:

The album is also available for pre-order:
Get 'Heartbreak And Seance' and 'You Will Know The Lion By His Claw' as instant grat tracks when you buy the album digitally.

Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay will be released on September 22 via Nuclear Blast.

Also below is the stunning cover artwork by Artūrs Bērziņš. Bērziņš is the mastermind behind the new record’s artwork, photography and videography – best known for his defiant neo-symbolism raster graphics and oil paintings; postmodern interpretations of classic myths. He has been proclaimed as a “sacred monster of Latvian postmodernism”.

30.10. Belfast - Limelight
31.10. Dublin - Academy (Halloween Show)
02.11. Manchester - Academy 2
03.11. Glasgow - Garage
04.11. Birmingham - O2 Institute 2
05.11. Church - Leeds
07.11. Oxford - O2 Academy
08.11. Southampton - Engine Rooms
09.11. Norwich - Waterfront
10.11. London - Electric Ballroom
11.11. Bristol - Bierkeller

Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay was recorded at Grindstone Studios, Suffolk, UK by the very honourable Scott Atkins, esq. who has been the resident go-to producer for CRADLE OF FILTH for several albums. Dani sat in during the mix, serving up flaming mugs of teas, making the studio couch his own and lending his ears when necessary.


Iron Maiden announce comic book series 'Legacy Of The Beast'


The first ever official Iron Maiden comic book series is coming from leading US science fiction, fantasy and horror publishers Heavy Metal Publishing. The comic books are based on the band’s hit mobile role playing game, Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast, where players battle as Eddie across the many worlds of Iron Maiden’s discography, from the ancient sands of Powerslave to the far flung future of The Final Frontier.

Comprising five fantastic issues, with an overarching narrative and incredible illustrations,Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast is written by Llexi Leon and Ian Edginton, with art from Kevin J. West, Jason Gorder, and Santi Casas. The first issue goes on sale worldwide from comic retailers everywhere on October 11th, but is available to pre-order online now. See full details below.

The comic book series expands on the video game narrative. As dark forces conspire to corrupt the fabric of reality, Eddie’s immortal soul is shattered and strewn across the cosmos – leaving a weakened, primal Eddie to battle across space and time facing off against the twisted legions of The Beast, seeking out the lost shards of his soul, and bringing order to the realms. With each victory, and with the aid of old friends, Eddie will restore his fearsome powers as he draws ever closer to facing the Unholy foe behind his fall… and thwarting a plot to unravel all of Creation!

Jeff Krelitz, CEO of Heavy Metal says, “As a lifelong fan of Iron Maiden, it is a privilege to publish the first official comic giving a narrative to their iconic mascot, Eddie. Heavy Metal’s near half-century-long history of either working with or launching the careers of only the most accomplished artists continues here with the amazing team Iron Maiden has working on this series.” 

Llexi Leon, Interactive Creative Director at Phantom Music Management says, "After 40 years of unbridled creativity, innovation, and attitude, Heavy Metal has always been a home to the greatest talent in sequential storytelling and fantasy art. With a natural affiliation to the heavy music genre, it's a nexus point for counter culture and alternative arts. I can think of no better partner to explore Iron Maiden's Mythology and expand the Legacy Of The Beast!"

The official launch of the first issue is October 11th - at comic retailers everywhere. However, you can preorder a copy online NOW and get all the action delivered through your mailbox!

USA (East Coast):
USA (West Coast): 
Or ask your local comic book shop, quoting the Diamond Order Code for Issue #1: AUG171760

LOTB Volume 1 Release Schedule:
Issue #1 - October 11, 2017
Issue #2 - November 15, 2017
Issue #3 - December 13, 2017
Issue #4 - January 17th, 2018
Issue #5 - February 14th, 2018