Thursday, 21 September 2017

SATYRICON Announce Live Stream Of Special Album Release Show In Oslo!


Only one duo is able to evoke sinister settings like the world of bleak woods lurking behind Norwegian wafts of mist. And that duo is legendary SATYRICON. Formed in Oslo in 1991, SATYRICON made an immediate and enduring impact when they emerged from the flourishing Norwegian black metal scene.

With their brand new opus titled 'Deep calleth upon Deep', the iconic masters Satyr and Frost properly dispense the darkest art of metal. SATYRICON's highly anticipated ninth studio album will be coming out this Friday, September 22nd, on Napalm Records. 
To celebrate their upcoming record, the band will play an exclusive and very special album release show – on the rooftop of the KLP building in the heart of Oslo! 
300 fans will exclusively experience SATYRICON live at this very special event, but the release concert will also be streamed live to fans around the world, before the band leaves for an extensive world tour!

"I always thought the Beatles gig on top of the Apple building in London, 1969, was such an intriguing thing and it really feels like a privilege to be able to do something like this ourselves. In our hometown too! Since this is to celebrate the release of "Deep calleth upon Deep", we don't want to exclude those who can't be there with us that night, so I'm glad it's being streamed worldwide. We'll play the whole record and we'll do it in style!" SATYRICON frontman & visionary Satyr informs us. 

Save the date and make sure to check into SATYRICON's Facebook page THIS FRIDAY, September 22nd at 9pm CEST, when the masters of dark art will take over the city of Oslo for one of their most special shows to date!

Coming out on Friday September 22nd in digital format, CD digipak and gatefold vinyl options, SATYRICON's new opus 'Deep calleth upon Deep' is available to purchase HERE!

In support of 'Deep calleth upon Deep' the band is set to tour on the following dates:
24.09.17 DE - Hamburg / Grünspan
25.09.17 DE - Essen / Turock
26.09.17 NL - Tilburg - 013
27.09.17 BE - Vosselaar / Biebob
29.09.17 UK - London / Heaven
30.09.17 FR - Paris / La Maroquinerie
01.10.17 FR - Nantes - MJC De Reze
02.10.17 FR - Toulouse / Le Metronum
04.10.17 ES - Madrid / Sala But
05.10.17 ES - Barcelona / Razzamatazz
06.10.17 FR – Montpellier / Rockstore
07.10.17 IT - Bologna / Zona Roveri
09.10.17 CH - Zurich / Dynamo
10.10.17 DE - Munich / Backstage Halle
11.10.17 AT - Vienna / Szene
12.10.17 CZ - Prague / Akropolis
14.10.17 PL - Krakow / Kwadrat
15.10.17 PL - Warsaw / Progresja
16.10.17 DE - Berlin / SO36
17.10.17 DK - Copenhagen / Pumpehuset
19.10.17 DK - Aarhus / Train
20.10.17 SE - Gotherburg / Pustervik
21.10.17 SE - Stockholm / Klubben
31.10.17 MX - Guadalajara / C3 Stage
01.11.17 MX - Mexico City / Circo Volador
02.11.17 CR - San Jose / Pepper’s Club
07.11.17 CL - Santiago / Blondie
08.11.17 AR - Buenos Aires / Uniclub
10.11.17 BR - Belo Horizonte / Stonehenge
11.11.17 BR - Sao Paulo / Clash Club
12.11.17 BR - Rio De Janeiro / Teatro Oddiseia
22.11.17 NO - Molde / Gamle Kulturset
23.11.17 NO - Trondheim / Byscenen
24.11.17 NO - Oslo / Sentrum Scene
25.11.17 NO - Tromso / Driv
29.11.17 NO - Bergen / Hulen
30.11.17 NO - Stavanger / Folken
01.12.17 NO - Kristiansand / Kick
02.12.17 NO - Hamar / Gregers

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MARILYN MANSON DROPS NEW SINGLE “KILL4ME” FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM "HEAVEN UPSIDE DOWN", OUT 6TH OCTOBER


MARILYN MANSON DROPS NEW SINGLE “KILL4ME” FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM HEAVEN UPSIDE DOWN, OUT 6TH OCTOBER

LISTEN HERE: 

HEAR MANSON’S CANDID CAREER-SPANNING INTERVIEW ON THE HOWARD STERN SHOW ON SIRIUS XM: 

Marilyn Manson releases “KILL4ME”, the second single from his forthcoming album Heaven Upside Down(Oct 6, Loma Vista Recordings). Manson asks his fans to brutally pledge their devotion on the industrial rock anthem. The new single follows the release of “WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE”, which "trolled the dark frenetic territory that made Manson a God-live figure to so many" (Bloody Disgusting) and is matched by a sinister NSFW video.

Yesterday, Manson gave candid career-spanning interview on The Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM. He talked matching back tattoos with Johnny Depp, his reconciliation with Trent Reznor and even let Howard read his text messages from Justin Bieber.

Listen to some clips here:

Manson's sensationalist music and art that rejects conservative values created an icon who has infiltrated fashion, television, film and music, and whose fingerprints coat modern culture. 20 years into his career, Manson is still a lightning rod of controversy and the pageantry and debauchery of his life are perfectly intact.

MARILYN MANSON UK 2017 TOUR DATES:
DEC 04 - MANCHESTER, UK @ O2 APOLLO
DEC 05 - GLASGOW, UK @ O2 ACADEMY
DEC 06 - WOLVERHAMPTON, UK @ CIVIC HALL
DEC 08 - NEWPORT, UK @ NEWPORT CENTRE
DEC 09 - LONDON, UK @ SSE WEMBLEY ARENA

MARILYN MANSON ON THE WEB:

DRAGONFORCE reveal "Midnight Madness" video


International metal superstars DRAGONFORCE have unveiled a new video for “Midnight Madness”. Taken from latest album ‘Reaching Into Infinity’, the video drops just ahead of the UK & European legs of their massive ‘Reaching Into Infinity’ World Tour.

Giving fans a rare glimpse into the making of a DRAGONFORCE album, the video takes fans behind the scenes with the band when recording the album. 

Guitarist Herman Li explains:
'Many fans have asked us over the years what’s it like working in the studio on an album. The music video from the latest song to be released from the 'Reaching Into Infinity' album - 'Midnight Madness', has the perfect vibe to take the fans behind the scene and see what we get up to!’

Check it out here: 

Catch them at the following shows:
Reaching Into Infinity World Tour – UK October 2017 with special guests POWERQUEST:
Wed 4th Glasgow The Garage Tickets
Thu 5th Newcastle Riverside Tickets
Fri 6th York Fibbers SOLD OUT
Sat 7th Sheffield Corporation Tickets
Sun 8th Manchester Sound Control SOLD OUT
Wed 11th Birmingham O2 Academy 2 Tickets
Thu 12th Cardiff Globe SOLD OUT
Fri 13th London Electric Ballroom Tickets
Sat 14th Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms Tickets
Sun 15th Tunbridge Wells Forum SOLD OUT
Mon 16th Dover The Booking Hall Tickets

‘Reaching Into Infinity’ is out now via EarMUSIC.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

ENSLAVED- Grutle and Ivar discuss the recording process


On October 13th, true avant-garde Norwegians ENSLAVED will unleash their highly anticipated studio album Eand herald a new era of their career. The band’s 14th opus melds mesmerising prog with jarring extreme metal and epic musical landscapes; and today, the band unveils the third album trailer. Watch as guitarist and songwriter Ivar Bjørnson guides you through the recording studio where E was created, while singer and bassist Grutle Kjellson explains the band’s working relationship with co-producer Iver Sandøy:

The track list for the new album racks up as follows:
01. Storm Son (10:54)
02. The River’s Mouth (5:12)
03. Sacred Horse (8:12)
04. Axis Of The Worlds (7:49)
05. Feathers Of Eolh (8:06)
06. Hiindsiight (9:32)
Bonus tracks available on the digipak:
07. Djupet (7:39)
08. What Else Is There? (Röyksopp cover) (4:44)

Witness ENSLAVED perform their new material live for the first time when they support Opeth on their forthcoming UK tour:
15.11 UK Manchester - o2 Ritz
16.11 UK Glasgow - Barrowlands
17.11. UK Belfast - The Limelight 1
18.11. IRL Dublin - The Academy
19.11. UK Nottingham - Rock City
21.11 UK Bristol - o2 Academy
22.11 UK Birmingham - o2 Institute

The band will also be performing a special headline set in London:
24.11. UK London - Islington Assembly Hall

Buy tickets for all of the above dates, here: enslaved.no/tour

Watch the official music video for the 10 minute long single, 'Storm Son': https://youtu.be/GRlhMyXmTYQ 

"'Storm Son' deals with the duality of man and nature, how important and basic that relationship is", explains songwriter and guitarist Ivar. "Everything we do and create are imitations of nature; as we evolved from nature, that is how it must be – yet modern man thinks he and she is independent of nature, that we somehow are so superior that we do not have to take nature into consideration other than as a backdrop for shitty movies. Or festivals. Losing touch with nature is basically to lose touch with being human."

CANNIBAL CORPSE reveals details for new album, 'Red Before Black'


Launches video for first single, 'Code of the Slashers'; announces European tour with The Black Dahlia Murder, No Return, In Arkadia!

On November 3rd, CANNIBAL CORPSE will release their 14th full-length, 'Red Before Black', via Metal Blade Records. For a first preview of 'Red Before Black', the band has launched a video for the single, 'Code of the Slashers'. Directed by Zev Deans (panoramaprogramming.com - who created videos for Behemoth's "Messe Noire", Ghost's "Square Hammer", Portal's "Curtain"),

 'Code of the Slashers' can be viewed at: metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse - where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:
--digipak CD (US exclusive)
--limited edition 2CD digipak (EU exclusive)
--jewelcase CD (EU exclusive)
--opaque red vinyl (USA exclusive - limited to 700 copies)
--coke bottle clear vinyl (USA exclusive - limited to 500 copies)
--white vinyl (FYE exclusive - limited to 300 copies)
--transparent red / clear split vinyl (USA exclusive - limited to 500 copies)
--translucent blue vinyl (Hells Headbangers exclusive - limited to 300 copies)
--180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
--olive green marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 500 copies)
--blood red / black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 300 copies)
--blood red / white splattered vinyl (EMP exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
--white / red splattered vinyl (Ebay exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
--opaque wine red marbled vinyl (Napalm exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
--box-set (limited to 1500 copies): limited edition 2CD digipak, 'Blood Covered' white / red marble vinyl, cassette, back patch, sweat band, guitar picks, and poster in a black cardboard box (~12.5" x 12.5" x 1.25")
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Zev Deans comments: "After crawling through abandoned buildings, crashing our van into a tree in the middle of a scene, witnessing a real stabbing and drenching ourselves in fake blood in a derelict park at 5am, we can safely say this was a proper introduction to the slasher genre for Panorama Programming. We brought a slab of fresh meat back from a rotting metropolis, and we're serving it to you raw. Come and get it."

Many words come to mind when you hear the name CANNIBAL CORPSE, but one truly defines the soon-to-be thirty-year death metal veterans: Unstoppable. Produced by Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal,Goatwhore), Red Before Black serves to not only reiterate this but to once more raise the stakes, making it very clear who sets the standard when it comes to always compelling music that is equally brutal and complex. Moreover, the band have pushed themselves again, ensuring that it stands out from their catalog. "Throughout our career we've tried to improve the precision of both our musical execution and our album production, while still maintaining full-on aggression. 'Red Before Black' continues in that direction, but might go even further on the aggressive side of things. It's definitely precise, but it has a rawness to it that goes beyond anything we've done recently," asserts bassist Alex Webster. "We really worked super hard crafting these songs, practicing them, and getting them where we wanted to be more so than on any of our previous albums," adds drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz. "And as Alex said, musically I think it's the most raw sound we've had - and at the same time I think it's our most focused, tightest and catchiest record."

'Red Before Black' track-listing
1. Only One Will Die
2. Red Before Black
3. Code of the Slashers
4. Shedding My Human Skin
5. Remaimed
6. Firestorm Vengeance
7. Heads Shoveled Off
8. Corpus Delicti
9. Scavenger Consuming Death
10. In the Midst of Ruin
11. Destroyed Without a Trace
12. Hideous Ichor

In support of 'Red Before Black', CANNIBAL CORPSE will head out overseas in early 2018 for a European trek with The Black Dahlia Murder, No Return, and In Arkadia. See below for all dates.

Cannibal Corpse tour dates
w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, No Return (Feb. 9-25), In Arkadia (Feb. 27-Mar. 18)
Feb. 9 - Hannover, Germany - Musikzentrum
Feb. 10 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
Feb. 11 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Sticky Fingers
Feb. 12 - Stockholm, Sweden - Klubben
Feb. 13 - Oslo, Norway - Parkteatret
Feb. 15 - Kolding, Denmark - Godset
Feb. 16 - Hamburg, Germany - Gruenspan
Feb. 17 - Geiselwind, Germany - Music Hall
Feb. 18 - Bochum, Germany - Matrix
Feb. 20 - Kassel, Germany - 130bpm
Feb. 21 - Prague, Czech Republic - Palac Aropolis
Feb. 22 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Majestic Music Club
Feb. 23 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
Feb. 24 - Magdeburg, Germany - Factory
Feb. 25 - Stuttgart, Germany - im Wizemann
Feb. 27 - Geneva, Switzerland - L'Usine
Feb. 28 - Milan, Italy - Live Club
Mar. 1 - Grenoble, France - Belle Electric
Mar. 2 - Toulouse, France - Le Metronum
Mar. 3 - Bilbao, Spain - Santana 27
Mar. 4 - Madrid, Spain - Penelope
Mar. 6 - Barcelona, Spain - Razzmatazz 2
Mar. 7 - St. Etienne, France - Le Fil
Mar. 8 - Caen, France - Cargo
Mar. 9 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
Mar. 10 - Cologne, Germany - Essigfabrik
Mar. 11 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Dynamo
Mar. 13 - Norwich, UK - Waterfront
Mar. 14 - Manchester, UK - O2 Ritz
Mar. 15 - Glasgow, UK - O2 ABC
Mar. 16 - Bristol, UK - Bierkeller
Mar. 17 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
Mar. 18 - London, UK - O2 Forum Kentish Town
Mar. 19 - Dublin, Ireland - Tivoli*
Mar. 20 - Limerick, Ireland - Dolan's Warehouse*
Mar. 22 - Belfast, Ireland - Limelight 2*
*= no The Black Dahlia Murder

Iron Maiden announce 'The Book Of Souls' live album

'THE BOOK OF SOULS: LIVE CHAPTER'
IRON MAIDEN LIVE ALBUM – TWO YEARS IN THE MAKING
TO BE RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 17TH

Warner Music will release IRON MAIDEN’s ‘The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter’ on November 17th worldwide [through BMG in the USA]. This live recording comprises 15 songs captured during ‘The Book Of Souls World Tour’, which covered 39 countries across six continents during 2016 and 2017, and was seen by over two million fans. ‘The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter’ will be released physically in CD, deluxe CD & vinyl audio formats, with the concert film available to stream free online or as a digital download – full details below.

Produced by Tony Newton and Iron Maiden founder member and bass player Steve Harris, the album is based on this year’s set list and is a faithful record of the epic show, including six songs from ‘The Book Of Souls’, the band's most recent studio album, along with many other classics and fan favourites.

Steve comments, 
"We spent a huge amount of time working on this as I wanted to get it as close to the Maiden live experience as I possibly could and to represent our fans from different parts of the world. This meant listening to literally hours upon hours of tapes from every show, to select material and construct a sound that would run consistently across the whole album and capture the excitement of a new country like El Salvador alongside such regular favourites as Donington or Wacken.”

Maiden manager Rod Smallwood adds, 
"'The Book Of Souls World Tour’ was a huge undertaking, not least for Bruce who started the tour singing in public for the very first time since recovering from throat cancer. He also piloted Ed-Force One, upgraded last year from a Boeing 757 to a 747 so we could go further and faster to visit some fantastic cities and fans all round the world. This year continued that excitement bringing us our most successful North American and UK tours ever. It was a very special tour in a great many ways so we felt we wanted to document it for both ourselves and for our fans. Steve has done an incredible job putting together this set from cities around the world and we’ve made sure the deluxe CD will be available in a matching book format to ‘The Book of Souls’ release.

"On top of all that the release will be celebrated by an event that is a Maiden first: a free live streaming premiere of the concert film, as a thank you to our loyal fans around the world. We hope that the global Maiden community will all enjoy coming together to watch this special event online. Many of you will be in it as there is footage from a whole host of the places we played on this momentous tour. ”

More details on how to take part in this one-off event will be published on IronMaiden.com shortly.

The full tracklisting and the cities they were recorded in, is as follows:
If Eternity Should Fail – Sydney, Australia
Speed of Light - Cape Town, South Africa
Wrathchild – Dublin, Ireland
Children of the Damned – Montreal, Canada
Death or Glory – Wroclaw, Poland
The Red and the Black – Tokyo, Japan
The Trooper - San Salvador, El Salvador
Powerslave – Trieste, Italy
The Great Unknown – Newcastle, UK
The Book of Souls – Donington, UK
Fear of the Dark – Fortaleza, Brazil
Iron Maiden - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Number of the Beast – Wacken, Germany
Blood Brothers – Donington, UK
Wasted Years - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The album will replicate ‘The Book Of Souls’ original formats and be issued as a limited edition deluxe 2 CD hardcase Book, a regular 2CD album, a triple black vinyl LP, and digital download in high resolution audio (48khz/24 bit) including Mastered for iTunes(MFiT) version. A digital download of the concert film will also be available to purchase following its free online premiere.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

AMERICAN SATAN - starring Andy Black & Ben Bruce releases official theatrical trailer

AMERICAN SATAN, the Rated-R supernatural rock & roll thriller from SUMERIAN RECORDS mastermind ASH AVILDSEN, continues to make waves in the music and film industries with their latest official trailer.

Check out the Official Theatrical Trailer here:

Starring ANDY BLACK, JOHN BRADLEY (Game Of Thrones) and Golden GlobeNominee MALCOLM McDOWELL, best known for his iconic role in Stanley Kubrick’s AClockwork Orange and currently on Amazon’s Mozart In the Jungle, AMERICAN SATAN opens on the big screen Friday the 13th of October in 50 US cities, many of them already on sale at AMC theaters. Internationally, cinemas in Canada, UK, Australia and Mexico are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

AMERICAN SATAN introduces BEN BRUCE (Asking Alexandria) and OLIVIA CULPO (Miss Universe) to the screen, as they star alongside an ensemble cast that includes Disney’s BOOBOO STEWART (The Twilight Saga, X-Men: Days Of Future Past), Mark Boone Jr (Sons of Anarchy, Batman Begins), Denise Richards (Starship Troopers, Wild Things), WWE’s Bill Goldberg, Bill Duke (Predator) and Drake Bell.

The music-centric film features an original score by composer JONATHAN DAVIS of KoRn and songs from Deftones, The Pretty Reckless, Circa Survive, Skid Row, Crosses, In This Moment, Meg Myers, Dorothy, After The Burial, Barns Courtney, Palaye Royale, Animals As Leaders, Slaughter and more.

It was the summer of 2015 when director ASH AVILDSEN was working on the AMERICAN SATAN script when he met his father for the first time, Oscar-winning director JOHN G. AVILDSEN (ROCKY, THE KARATE KID, LEAN ON ME) As fate would have it, they collaborated on the movie together and formed a very close bond. John gave crucial notes on the script and some great tips to Ash during production. John also has a cameo in the film, playing a CNN news anchor. This would go on to be the last finished film John worked on before he passed away in June of 2017.

Already a winner of several awards on the festival circuit including Best Picture and Best Director at New York’s Peekskill Film Festival as well as Best Feature at California’s Oceanside Independent Film Festival, AMERICAN SATAN will play this Friday, September 22nd at the 33rd Annual Boston Film Festival.

About the release of AMERICAN SATAN, Ash Avildsen said:
“This story comes from a very real place. I dropped out of college to pursue a career in music. I’ve toured as both an unsigned and a signed artist. I’ve been a promoter, a booking agent, a manager, a producer and am an active record label owner. With the exception of a physical manifestation of the devil and an angel, everything in the film is based on real events that either myself or the producers of the movie have experienced in our careers working with bands. I’m excited for our music community to go on this ride and understand why we chose the Neil Young quote ‘Rock & Roll is where God and the Devil shake hands.’ to be put on top of the poster at theaters.”

Some of the AMERICAN SATAN producers Ash references are:
Andy Gould, best known for producing Rob Zombie’s Halloween & The Devil’s Rejects and co-managing Pantera & Linkin Park.
John Reese, former tour manager and band manager for Guns N’ Roses as well as concert festival producer for Knotfest meets Ozzfest and Rockstar Mayhem Festival.
Jeff Cohen, entertainment attorney best known in the public eye for handling Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe’s manslaughter trial in the Czech Republic.

FILM SYNOPSIS:
A young rock band, half from England and half from the US, drop out of college and move to the Sunset Strip to chase their dreams. Living in a van, their passion and talent exceed their means to survive. An enigmatic stranger sees their true potential and emotionally manipulates them during a time of weakness. Caught in the middle of a Faustian deal, their music and controversial altercations end up influencing society beyond anything this century has seen, but can they take back control of their destiny before it's too late?

NOTE: The first single from The Relentless, the fictional band in the film, “Let Him Burn” was released worldwide on August 11 and hit #1 on iTunes rock & metal music charts in 16 countries. The music video has already surpassed 1 Million views on YouTube.

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW:
Albuquerque, NM | AMC Albuquerque 12 | Click Here For Tickets
Atlanta, GA | AMC Southlake 24 | Click Here For Tickets
Boston, MA | AMC Methuen 20 | Click Here For Tickets
Camp Hill, PA | AMC Camp Hill 12 | Click Here For Tickets
Chicago, IL | AMC Streets Of WoodField 20 | Click Here For Tickets
Charlotte, NC | AMC Concord Mills 24 | Click Here For Tickets
Cincinnati, OH | AMC West Chester 18 | Click Here For Tickets
Cleveland, OH | AMC Solon 16 | Click Here For Tickets
Columbus, OH | AMC Lennox 24 | Click Here For Tickets
Dallas, TX | AMC Mesquite 30 | Click Here For Tickets
Denver CO | AMC Highlands Ranch 24 | Click Here For Tickets
Detroit, MI | AMC Star Southfield 20 | Click Here For Tickets
Elizabeth, NJ | AMC Jersey Gardens 20 | Click Here For Tickets
Houston, TX | AMC First Colony 24 | Click Here For Tickets
Louisville, KY | AMC Stoneybrook 20 | Click Here For Tickets
Los Angeles, CA | AMC Universal Citywalk 19 | Click Here For Tickets
Madison, WI | AMC Desert Star 15 | Click Here For Tickets
Miami-Ft Lauderdale, FL | AMC Aventura 24 | Click Here For Tickets
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Milwaukee, WI | AMC Johnson Creek 12 | Click Here For Tickets
New York City, NY | AMC Empire 25 | Click Here For Tickets
Orange County, CA | AMC Orange 30 | Click Here For Tickets
Orlando, FL | AMC Universal Cineplex 20 | Click Here For Tickets
Philadelphia, PA | AMC Cherry Hill 24 | Click Here For Tickets
Phoenix, AZ | AMC Classic Arizona Center 24 | Click Here For Tickets
Pittsburgh, PA | AMC Waterfront 22 | Click Here For Tickets
Raleigh-Durham, NC | AMC Southpoint 17 | Click Here For Tickets
San Diego, CA | AMC Mission Valley 20 | Click Here For Tickets
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OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.AmericanSatanMovie.com

Joe Satriani announces the releease of 'What Happens Next' on January 12


G3 U.S. TOUR SET TO LAUNCH ON JANUARY 11TH

Tour features Satriani, John Petrucci (Dream Theater) & Phil Collen (Def Leppard)

“Beyond the Supernova” Documentary by ZZ Satriani to Premiere at Mill Valley Film Festival – October 14th

Pre-order the album here – https://lnk.to/WHN

World-renowned guitar virtuoso, JOE SATRIANI, announces the release of his 16th solo album, What Happens Next, set for release, January 12, 2018 on Sony/Legacy Recordings. Just a day prior to the album release, SATRIANI revives his G3 tour entity, inviting Dream Theater’s John Petrucci and Def Leppard lead guitarist, Phil Collen to join him. The G3 tour launches on January 11 in Seattle, WA and continues across the U.S. before winding up on February 25 in Milwaukee, WI. There is a special tour pre-sale promotion giving fans the opportunity to buy concert tickets with the new album as well as VIP packages. 

The new, instrumentally electrifying album features a power trio of legendary status; SATRIANI on guitar and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple/Black Country Communion) and drummer Chad Smith(Red Hot Chili Peppers), the latter reuniting with SATRIANI for the first time since their work in the supergroupChickenfoot. SATRIANI is once again joined by producer/engineer/mixer Mike Fraser, his frequent collaborator over the last 20 years, on What Happens Next. Fraser is well-known for recording/mixing every AC/DC album since 1990’s The Razors Edge along with his classic works with SATRIANI going back to the release of Crystal Planet in 1998.

These new tracks literally vibrate the soul with an energy rarely found these days. From the dynamic opening track, “Energy”, to the majestic crunch of “Thunder High On The Mountain”, and the easy, sensual cords of “Smooth Soul”. This unparalleled rock-rhythm section gives What Happens Next a depth of groove that sets it apart from SATRIANI’s other work.

Since its debut in 1996, SATRIANI’s G3 tour has featured the world’s greatest guitarists (everyone from Steve Vai and Eric Johnson to Steve Lukather and Robert Fripp) and has become a consistent concert hall sell-out attraction in the U.S., South America, Europe, Australia and Japan. “I could say that I’m surprised at the durability of G3 and how much it’s grown, but in a way I’m not,” SATRIANI says with a laugh, “I think part of its charm and its mojo is in the chemistry of having three top guitarists share what they do on stage. It’s fun, it’s unpredictable, it’s wild – it’s everything you could want in a show.”

In addition to this new album and exciting tour news, a new documentary “Beyond the Supernova” shot by SATRIANI’s filmmaker son, ZZ, makes its debut at the Mill Valley Film Festival this October. The tour documentary chronicles Joe, along with his band and crew, on their last “Shockwave Supernova” tour throughout Europe and Asia.

Satriani’s Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir first released in May 2014 will now be available in paperback. Pre-orders are available now with the official release on November 7, 2017. The paperback version includes a new chapter focusing on SATRIANI’s last album, Shockwave Supernova. 

“What Happens Next” Track Listing:
1 – Energy 
2 – Catbot 
3 - Thunder High On The Mountain 
4 - Cherry Blossoms 
5 – Righteous 
6 - Smooth Soul 
7- Headrush
8- Looper
9- What Happens Next
10- Super Funky Badass
11- Invisible
12- Forever And Ever

BUTCHER BABIES Release Video for "Lilith"

With the release of their third studio album "Lilith", set for release on 10 November via Century Media Records, BUTCHER BABIES have premiered the music video for the album's title track exclusively with Loudwire.

The new video is heavily influenced by the story of Lady Bathory, and tells the tale of what lengths some women will go to maintain their youth and beauty. Directed by Strati Hovartos, the video serves as a keen encapsulation of the violence and sensuality that runs deep throughout the band's upcoming record.

"Lilith" can be pre-ordered here: http://smarturl.it/BBLilith

Lilith by Butcher Babies on VEVO.

Monday, 18 September 2017

DESTRUCTION to release 'Thrash Anthems II' on November 10th!

German thrash legends DESTRUCTION will release their new "Best of Old School" album 
'Thrash Anthems II' on November 10th via Nuclear Blast Records.

In 2007, DESTRUCTION proved how successful re-recording some of their timeless classics and reimagining history could be. The follow-up to 2007's 'Thrash Anthems' is ready to rock the metal world and shows how fans can be part of both a band's history and future. For'Thrash Anthems II', DESTRUCTION called upon on their loyal fans through PledgeMusic to help them create the record and contribute to the band's epic history.

Mastermind Schmier states:
"As it is a part of our past to relaunch classic songs from our history with a fresh face and we had many demands on a 'Thrash Anthems' continuation, we decided to do a second part of this re-animation of classic 80s DESTRUCTION material. For us it was important to chose the tracks with the fans and first when NB did not wanna do the album we decided to do a pledge campaign to raise the funds for the production together with the die-hards.

To make a long story short, we know not everybody will like these new versions of those thrash evergreens (just listen to the originals then) but it was an important task for us to keep them alive for a whole new generation of metalheads that love those fresh and brutal new recordings. We are very happy now, that our label is finally releasing this collection of thrash classics. The vibe on this record is so vicious, uncommercial and has this 80s feeling with a even more aggressive edge and THAT is was made our THRASH so special, in the good old days and now!"

'Thrash Anthems II' - Track Listing:
01. Confused Mind
02. Black Mass
03. Frontbeast
04. Dissatisfied Existence
05. United By Hatred
06. The Ritual
07. Black Death
08. The Antichrist
09. Confound Games
10. Ripping You Off Blind
11. Satan's Vengeance
Bonus Track:
12. Holiday in Cambodia (DEAD KENNEDYS Cover)

This stunning artwork was created by acclaimed artist Gyula from Hungary, who has also created artwork for ANNIHILATOR, GRAVE DIGGER, STRATOVARIUS, TANKARD and many more.

DESTRUCTION live:
05.10. S Stockholm - Rock the Boat
28.10. RO Lasi - Rock'n'Lasi Festival
09.11. DK Aalborg - Aalborg Metal Fest

w/ HELL
24.11. NL Leiden - Gebr. de Nobel
25.11. NL Ulft - Metal on Metal
26.11. NL Leeuwarden - Neushoorn (w/ ALTAR E.A.)

26.12. D Munich - Metallic X-Mas

Get your copy of 'Under Attack', here: http://bit.ly/UnderAttackAMZ

More on 'Under Attack':
'Under Attack' OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO:
'Second To None' OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO:
'Generation Nevermore' OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO:

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Saturday, 16 September 2017

CRADLE OF FILTH release venomous new song 'Achingly Beautiful'!


UK's legendary extreme metal icons CRADLE OF FILTH have released the official lyric video for the venomous new song 'Achingly Beautiful'. The song comes off the band's upcoming album Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay.

Commented Dani Filth:
 "Influenced by the stories of E.F Benson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, H.Rider Haggard, Oscar Wilde, Arthur Machen and Algernon Blackwood to shame but a few, this song concerns itself with a spectral guest at a great masked ball who, (deeply embedded in his cruel libertine nature, attends merely for merciless, seductive sport), but instead discovers the woman of his dreams and both bewitching the other, finds in her his dark, immortal equal.

I love this song as it has a very old skool CRADLE vibe for me, both lyrically and musically, and reeking hideously of the Vampiric, the dropdown section in the middle is pure 'A Gothic Romance’."

Check out 'Achingly Beautiful' here:

ICYMI:
'You Will Know The Lion By His Claw': https://youtu.be/s8r6DoD83ok
'Heartbreak And Seance' the making of: https://youtu.be/FJwqiLOuF3o
Watch the music video here: https://vimeo.com/224915782

The album is also available for pre-order: http://nblast.de/CoFCryptoriana
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”.

CRADLE OF FILTH UK & IRELAND TOUR w/special guests Savage Messiah
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.


NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS UK

Friday, 15 September 2017

EVANESCENCERETURN WITH FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM‘SYNTHESIS’ ON NOVEMBER 10TH 2017


RELEASE FIRST SINGLE “IMPERFECTION” TODAY (SEPTEMBER 15TH)
ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN “SYNTHESIS LIVE” TOUR WITH ORCHESTRA

EVANESCENCE are returning with SYNTHESIS, their fourth and most ambitious album to date, set for a November 10th release. The album features a reworking of some of EVANESCENCE’s best-loved songs recorded with a full orchestra and electronica combined with the band and Amy Lee’s virtuoso piano and voice.

EVANESCENCE--lead singer-songwriter and pianist Amy Lee, bassist Tim McCord, drummer Will Hunt, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Troy McLawhorn and guitarist Jen Majura worked with producers Will Hunt and orchestra arranger and composer David Campbell on SYNTHESIS which will also feature two new EVANESCENCE songs, the first of which, entitled “Imperfection” will be released today. The album includes guest performance by famed violinist Lindsey Stirling on “Hi-Lo” the other new song on the album.

AMY LEE describes the meaning behind “Imperfection,” “For me, this is the most important song on the album. I struggled with the lyrics for a long time because there was a lifetime of work to live up to and I wasn’t sure what to say or how to be good enough. When it finally started pouring out of me, it was undeniable. I had no choice. It's for all the people we’ve lost, all the people who we could lose, to suicide and depression. I'm singing from the perspective of the person left behind, the person in the waiting room. It’s a plea to fight for your life, to stay. Don't give into the fear- I have to tell myself that every day. Nobody is perfect. We are all imperfect, and it’s precisely those imperfections that make us who we are, and we have to embrace them because there’s so much beauty in those differences. Life is worth fighting for. You are worth fighting for.”

Listen to “Imperfection” HERE

“This album is a total passion project for me. There are so many layers in our music, underneath the huge drums and guitars,” explains AMY LEE. “I’ve always wanted to shine a light on some of the gorgeous David Campbell arrangements and programming elements in our songs, and that idea snowballed into completely re-doing them with full orchestra, not just strings, elaborate programming and experimentation. This will be our first time touring with orchestra and I’m so excited to perform this way-really focus on the vocals, and the emotion and the story we’ve built over the years. I’m also really excited about the new material on the album. Besides the two new songs, there are some really beautiful instrumental in-between moments. The whole thing flows like a big, dynamic soundtrack.”

Both Standard CD & Digital versions of the album are available now for pre-order, as well as a Deluxe version which include the CD plus a DVD featuring a documentary on making the album as well as instrumental and 5.1 surround mixes of the songs.

In what promises to be the biggest year for EVANESCENCE yet, the group also confirmed that their “Synthesis Live” tour will continue in UK & Europe, starting with two nights at the Royal Festival Hall in March 2018. The band will be bringing a live orchestra and electronic programming out on the road with them, which will truly deliver a transcendent experience.

“Synthesis Live” fan and VIP pre-sales are on-sale beginning September 20th with general on-sale—beginning September 22nd. Fans who preorder the new album by September 19th HERE will receive access to the tour pre-sale, ensuring the best seats in the house. They will also receive songs from the album prior to release date, beginning immediately with the stunning new reworking of the band’s biggest hit, “Bring Me To Life” and new single“Imperfection”. 

A variety of VIP ticket packages are available to ensure fans obtain the best seats in the house. Other VIP benefits include the opportunity to meet and enjoy a champagne toast with the band, attend their sound check, and receive exclusive merchandise items. For full tour details go to: www.evanescence.com.

Catch EVANESCENCE on “Synthesis Live” in the following cities:
March 2018
Fri 30th Royal Festival Hall, London
Sat 31st Royal Festival Hall, London
April 2018
Mon 2nd 02 Apollo, Manchester
Tue 3rd Arena, Nottingham
Thurs 5th Armadillo, Glasgow
Fri 6th City Hall, Sheffield
Tickets range from £39-85.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

MARILYN MANSON TO RELEASE 10TH LP 'HEAVEN UPSIDE DOWN' OCTOBER 6 VIA LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS


Hear New Single “WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE” - http://found.ee/MM_WKWYFLyt-r

UK tour kicks off 4th December

Marilyn Manson confirms October 6 release for Heaven Upside Down. New single “WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE” trolls the dark frenetic territory that made Manson a God-like figure to so many. The ten tracks on Heaven Upside Down were recorded in Los Angeles and create a cinematic sonic palate that harkens back to the ferocity of seminal Manson albums Portrait of an American Family and Holy Wood. On the new album, he reunites with producer and film composer Tyler Bates following an epic collaboration on Manson’s critically acclaimed 2015 release The Pale Emperor. 

Themes of violence, sex, politics and romance slice through Heaven Upside Down. Manson asks his fans to brutally pledge their devotion on “KILL4ME” and delves into new genres with a trap beat on the track “SAY10” as he proclaims “I’m a legend, I’m not a fable.”

Manson's sensationalist music and art that rejects conservative values created an icon who has infiltrated fashion, television, film and music, and whose fingerprints coat modern culture. 20 years into his career, Manson is still a lightning rod of controversy and the pageantry and debauchery of his life are perfectly intact.

HEAVEN UPSIDE DOWN TRACKLIST:
1. Revelation #12
2. Tattooed In Reverse
3. WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE
4. SAY10
5. KILL4ME
6. Saturnalia
7. JE$U$ CRI$I$
8. Blood Honey
9. Heaven Upside Down
10. Threats of Romance

MARILYN MANSON 2017 TOUR DATES:
DEC 04 - MANCHESTER, UK @ O2 APOLLO
DEC 05 - GLASGOW, UK @ O2 ACADEMY
DEC 06 - WOLVERHAMPTON, UK @ CIVIC HALL
DEC 08 - NEWPORT, UK @ NEWPORT CENTRE
DEC 09 - LONDON, UK @ SSE WEMBLEY ARENA

MARILYN MANSON ON THE WEB:

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

THE DAMNED ANNOUNCE FIRST ALBUM IN A DECADE TO COINCIDE WITH ‘EVIL SPIRITS’ UK TOUR


BRITISH PUNK ROYALTY HIT THE ROAD
26 JANUARY – 17 FEBRUARY 2018

- TICKETS ON SALE NOW -

The Damned have today announced that a new record, their 11th studio album, will be released via Search & Destroy to coincide with their upcoming 2018 Evil Spirits UK Tour. The album is their first in a decade, and is produced by Tony Visconti, who has previously collaborated with David Bowie, T.Rex, Iggy Pop and Thin Lizzy. Speaking of the upcoming release, the band said that they “want to do the unexpected”, which sees the return of bassist Paul Gray to the line up. The Evil Spirits Tour takes place 26 January – 17 February 2018 and is set to electrify fans across the nation. Tickets are on sale NOW from www.aegpresents.co.uk.

It has also been revealed that the rock’n’roll icon Slim Jim Phantom will be joining the band on the road in support. The Brooklyn-born rockabilly legend is renowned for his expertise as the drummer of the Stray Cats, spearheading the neo-rockabilly movement of the early 80s. He has also worked with some of the world’s greatest artists, most notably Phantom, Rocker and Slick. With his sound, style and image that remain as fresh today as ever, Slim Jim Phantom will excite and inspire audiences on the Evil Spirits UK Tour.

Formed in 1976, The Damned were the first British punk band to commercially release both a single and an album, as well as take their music Stateside, with their first US voyage taking place in 1977. They are the originators of the goth punk movement and have inspired a countless number of bands that have gone on to see huge global success.

The Damned ‘Evil Spirts’ 2018 UK Tour Dates:
26 January Newcastle O2 Academy
27 January Dundee Caird Hall
28 January Glasgow O2 Academy
30 January Leeds O2 Academy Leeds
31 January Manchester Academy 1
1 February Birmingham O2 Academy
3 February Leicester O2 Academy
4 February Nottingham Rock City
6 February Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall 
7 February Southend Cliffs Pavilion
9 February Cardiff Great Hall
10 February Bristol O2 Academy Bristol
11 February Bournemouth O2 Academy
13 February Southampton O2 Guildhall
14 February Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
17 February London O2 Forum

Monday, 11 September 2017

Black Country Communion BCCIV `Album Review`


Most super groups appear to have a very limited lifespan and certainly `Black Country Communion` could have no different. Formed back in 2010, Black Country Communion holds four extremely prominent musicians and egos that include Joe Bonamassa, Glenn Hughes, Derek Sherinian and Jason Bonham. After finishing their 3rd album in 2013, `Afterglow` the seemed band dead and buried, citing lack of touring as a primary reason for their demise, the. 

As time often can be a great healer, we are now discussing the 4th album from the supergroup, again produced by the mastermind Kevin Shirley; written within a 4 month period the group have 10 new tracks all recorded so without further notice let’s get into the tracks. 

Opening up BCC’s latest album is `Collide`, predominately which sets the pacing and tone most of the record, a heavy rock infused tone with dashes of the blues, this is BCC clearly showing off their influences and how the band is made up. The Deep Purple legend, Glenn’s vocals on the song are a true test of precisely how good the musicians were back in the heady heights of rocks supremacy 

The 3rd track `The Last Song for my Resting Place` is sung by lead guitarist Joe Bonamassa who gives the track that bluesy warmth as Joe is quite the talent in the blues standing. The acoustic guitar track mixes the track up within an album that’s very much a hard rock album but like we all love those Zeppelin and Deep Purple albums that never just contained the harder edge songs. Joe rips absolutely belter of a solo on the track that splits this one up perfectly. 

Track 5 `The Cove` is definitely an interesting one; it has more of a slow Black Sabbath vibe, think Planet Caravan or an acoustic version of say the track Black Sabbath especially within the guitars. This is definitely a curve ball in a sea of more upbeat, up tempo songs that BCC IV has to offer. 

The album as a whole definitely follows suit from the 1st track `Collide` to the last, the album is chock with a whole heap of energetic hard rock infused with blues as it really began all those years ago, you can hear everything in there. From Joe’s love of American blues, which gives his guitar playing a load of character and from this stand point he is the perfect fit for BCC as it was the US Blues that influenced British rock music and in particular those of the 60’s and 70’s guitar slingers. Jason’s drum playing and Derek’s piano parts are the real back bone to the album and they add those tasty little sections that may not be heard on first run through. 

Album number 4 is definitely a full bloodied rock album; it graces the line between old school sensibilities with modern techniques and sound. You have on the one hand the absolute legendary Glenn Hughes and Derek Sherinian coupled with the might of Jason Bonham banging away keeping the groove tight yet natural, finally Joe’s guitar playing is just sizzling throughout from the opener `Collide` through to the finale `When The Morning Comes`. The band has every base covered with gusto and style, go pick it up. 

9/10- A proper old school rock album with modern sensibilities

Stand out tracks:
`Collide`, `The Last Song For My Resting Place` and `The Cove’

Track Listing:
1. Collide
2. Over My Head
3. The Last Song For My Resting Place
4. Sway
5. The Cove
6. The Crow
7. Wanderlust
8. Love Remains
9. Awake
10. When The Morning Comes

Black Country Communion online: