Friday, December 20, 2013

FINAL DEPRAVITY Supporten DR. LIVING DEAD! und DUST BOLT In Münster

Metal Hammer, Musix, Metalnews.de present:
Radioactive Intervention Tour 2013
DR. LIVING DEAD!
special guests:
DUST BOLT
FINAL DEPRAVITY

29.12.2013 - Sputnikhalle, Münster
Einlass 19:00 Uhr | Beginn 20:00 Uhr

Hört das ganze neue FINAL DEPRAVITY Album Thrash Is Just The Beginning auf Bandcamp:

Also available on iTunes | Amazon MP3 | Spotify.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

FINAL DEPRAVITY Streaming Entire New Album Thrash Is Just The Beginning

The new album by German Ruhr Area thrashers FINAL DEPRAVITY, Thrash Is Just The Beginning, can now be streamed in its entirety using this Bandcamp widget:
Thrash Is Just The Beginning will be released this Friday, December 13 via Nihilistic Empire / New Music Distribution. Check the FINAL DEPRAVITY
webstore for special pre-order and merch offers.

Thrash Is Just The Beginning has been produced by Sascha Risseler and mastered by Dennis Koehne (a.o. Sodom, Exumer, The Very End). The artwork has been designed by renowned design studio Killustrations (a.o. Dew-Scented, Nervecell, Hackneyed, The Very End), run by German artist Bjoern Goosses.


Sunday, December 1, 2013

FINAL DEPRAVITY - New Album Title Track Available For Streaming; Exclusive Pre-Order Special Offers Launched


German Ruhr Area thrashers FINAL DEPRAVITY have premiered the title track of their upcoming new album, Thrash Is Just The Beginning, on Bandcamp.

Thrash Is Just The Beginning will be released on December 13th via Nihilistic Empire Records / New Music Distribution, and FINAL DEPRAVITY have set up some
exclusive special offers for you:

Pre-order Thrash Is Just The Beginning on CD / Vinyl or purchase a T-Shirt / Girlie / Tank Top, include your e-mail address in a message and get a free album download code prior to the release! Check the FINAL DEPRAVITY
web store for details.
Thrash Is Just The Beginning has been produced by Sascha Risseler and mastered by Dennis Koehne (a.o. Sodom, Exumer, The Very End). The artwork has been designed by renowned design studio Killustrations (a.o. Dew-Scented, Nervecell, Hackneyed, The Very End), run by German artist Bjoern Goosses.

Two ‘Making of’ clips feat. previously unreleased audio samples of the album title track and Tale Of Woe plus behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions and can be seen on
YouTube. The 'Making Of' video trailers have been created by Carsten Loer for Cyphers X.

Friday, November 29, 2013

BLACK MESSIAH - Release Show For New Album Heimweh in Oberhausen

Leading German pagan / viking metal band, BLACK MESSIAH, returns with their new studio album Heimweh today, November 29, via AFM Records. On November 30, BLACK MESSIAH will celebrate the album release with a special show at Oberhausen, Germany’s metal club Helvete. Support comes from Ruhr Area’s massive metallers THE VERY END and newcomers IN WEAK LIGHTS. The band is currently putting finishing touches on their new video clip, which was filmed for the song Wildsau. Check Jötunheim, a brand new BLACK MESSIAH track coming off the Heimweh album:

Friday, November 8, 2013

FINAL DEPRAVITY - Thrash Is Just The Beginning Album Cover Revealed; Release Date Announced

German Ruhr Area thrashers FINAL DEPRAVITY have revealed the cover artwork for their upcoming new album, Thrash Is Just The Beginning. The artwork has been designed by renowned design studio Killustrations (a.o. Dew-Scented, Nervecell, Hackneyed, The Very End), run by German artist Bjoern Goosses.

Thrash Is Just The Beginning will be released on December 13th via Nihilistic Empire Records / New Music Distribution.
Two ‘Making of’ clips feat. previously unreleased audio samples of the album title track and Tale Of Woe plus behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions can be seen below.

Thrash Is Just The Beginning has been produced by Sascha Risseler and mastered by Dennis Koehne (a.o. Sodom, Exumer, The Very End). The 'Making Of' video trailers have been created by Carsten Loer for Cyphers X.




FINAL DEPRAVITY from the Ruhr Area of Germany (known as the homebase of legends like Kreator & Sodom and most vital center of today's German metal scene) have been founded in December 2007.

The band came up with a highly praised 3-track demo in 2008 and shared stages with acts like Sodom, Legion Of The Damned, Artillery and The Very End since then.

The debut album, Nightmare 13, has been released in October 2010. Due to the bankruptcy of Twilight Distribution the album download is currently not available, but Nightmare 13 can be streamed in its entirety via SoundCloud.

FINAL DEPRAVITY played more than 70 live shows since the album release with the likes of e.g. Arch Enemy, Accu§er and Warrant. The band supported Onslaught and Suidakra on the Scream For Violence European Tour (20 shows) and performed at Metalfest Germany in 2011.

In June 2012, FINAL DEPRAVITY have announced Jerome Reil (son of Kreator drummer Jürgen "Ventor" Reil) as their new drummer. 

Bandsintown

FINAL DEPRAVITY is:
Dennis 'Blaze' Baron - Vocals, Guitars
Oliver Hey - Guitars, Vocals
Alex Voss - Bass
Jerome Reil - Drums

Join FINAL DEPRAVITY on Facebook.

Contact / Booking:
Featured Artists Promotions
featuredartists@t-online.de

Monday, October 28, 2013

FINAL DEPRAVITY Present Second 'Making Of' Video For New Album

German Ruhr Area thrashers FINAL DEPRAVITY have presented the second part of the 'Making of' video trailer for their upcoming new album, Thrash Is Just The Beginning.

The clip features previously unreleased audio samples of the second album track, Tale Of Woe, behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions and can be seen below.

Thrash Is Just The Beginning has been produced by Sascha Risseler and mastered by Dennis Koehne (a.o. Sodom, Exumer, The Very End). The album artwork and band photography come from the renowned design studio Killustrations (a.o. Dew-Scented, Nervecell, Hackneyed, The Very End), run by German artist Bjoern Goosses.

The 'Making Of' video trailers have been created by Carsten Loer for Cyphers X.




FINAL DEPRAVITY from the Ruhr Area of Germany (known as the homebase of legends like Kreator & Sodom and most vital center of today's German metal scene) have been founded in December 2007.

The band came up with a highly praised 3-track demo in 2008 and shared stages with acts like Sodom, Legion Of The Damned, Artillery and The Very End since then.

The debut album, Nightmare 13, has been released in October 2010. Due to the bankruptcy of Twilight Distribution the album download is currently not available, but Nightmare 13 can be streamed in its entirety via SoundCloud.

FINAL DEPRAVITY played more than 70 live shows since the album release with the likes of e.g. Arch Enemy, Accu§er and Warrant. The band supported Onslaught and Suidakra on the Scream For Violence European Tour (20 shows) and performed at Metalfest Germany in 2011.

In June 2012, FINAL DEPRAVITY have announced Jerome Reil (son of Kreator drummer Jürgen "Ventor" Reil) as their new drummer. 


Bandsintown

FINAL DEPRAVITY is:
Dennis 'Blaze' Baron - Vocals, Guitars
Oliver Hey - Guitars, Vocals
Alex Voss - Bass
Jerome Reil - Drums

Join FINAL DEPRAVITY on Facebook.

Contact / Booking:
Featured Artists Promotions
featuredartists@t-online.de

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

SUICIDAL ANGELS Unveil Divide And Conquer Artwork

Greek thrashers SUICIDAL ANGELS have unveiled the cover artwork for the band’s new and fifth album, Divide And Conquer. The cover artwork comes from grandmaster Ed Repka (e.g. Megadeth, Possessed, Death), who also designed the previous SUICIDAL ANGELS album covers for Dead Again and Bloodbath.

Commented vocalist Nick Melissourgos: “If you notice, in the pit, it’s not people fighting, it’s zombies. Also the crowd isn’t human, they are zombies. They are the souls of people who have no human feelings anymore. They represent the ugliness and the inhumanity of the humans. Thus, turned into something else, they are easier to be conquered and manipulated.”

Divide And Conquer, due January 10, 2014, has again been recorded with RD Liapakis in Germany, mixing and mastering duties have been handled by Fredrik Nordström (Arch Enemy, At The Gates, Dark Tranquillity a.o.) at Fredman Studios.

SUICIDAL ANGELS will set out for the Conquering Europe headlining tour in January / February 2014. The excellent tour package of new generation Thrash Metal bands is gonna be completed by Californians FUELED BY FIRE (new album Trapped In Perdition), Finns LOST SOCIETY (debut album Fast Loud Death) and Greek newcomers EXARSIS (new album Brutal State). See tour dates at
suicidalangels.com.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

HELL Streaming New Single The Age Of Nefarious

Reactivated British occult metal legends HELL are streaming their new single, The Age Of Nefarious, to be released on October 25 via Nuclear Blast Records: The 10-inch vinyl will come in several different colors and will include the title track plus live versions of three songs recorded at this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival.

After disbanding in 1987, HELL was reincarnated in 2011, with Andy Sneap (guitar) and David Bower (vocals) joining original members Kev Bower (guitar, keyboards), Tony Speakman (bass) and Tim Bowler (drums). Now the British quintet is about the release the follow-up to its highly acclaimed 2011 debut, Human Remains.

The band's sophomore offering, Curse And Chapter, will be made available on November 22 via Nuclear Blast. The effort will include a bonus DVD containing six songs from HELL's February 23, 2013 show at the Darwin Suite Assembly Rooms in Derby.

Commented Kev Bower: "In a world dominated by conflict, disease, corruption, poverty, disaster and crime - much of which has religion at its source - this is truly the dawning of The Age Of Nefarious.

The song was always going to be the perfect opener for the new Curse And Chapter album since it lays the foundation for everything which follows, but when we were approached by our friends at Nuclear Blast with the idea of producing a lead-off EP, we also decided that out of four possible EP album-track candidates, this song should also be the one.

It represents everything which HELL represents - it powers along in awe-inspiring majesty, but takes lots of unexpected twists and turns before reaching its inevitable conclusion. The artwork is once again the result of our collaboration with Dan Goldsworthy, and it shows just a tiny fraction of the artwork he has created for Curse And Chapter.

With regard to the additional live tracks, where better to have recorded these than from the main stage at Bloodstock Open Air 2013 - the spiritual home of U.K. metal, during one of the best shows we have ever played, and in front of 10,000 of the most dedicated metalheads in the world.

We are proud to be giving you a glimpse into the second chapter."

Saturday, October 5, 2013

MORTILLERY Introduce New Lead Guitarist


Canadian female-fronted old school thrash warriors MORTILLERY have issued the following update:

"We have searched all the way to the bottom of the pits in Hell to find a creature so vile that could destroy lives by just playing a single note on a guitar! His lightning speed solos and soul crushing riffs will be an amazing addition to MORTILLERY's holocaustic sound!

We're proud to announce Kent Quinlan as the new lead guitarist in MORTILLERY! Is the world ready for this? Let's wait and see!"

MORTILLERY's latest album, Origin Of Extinction, has been released in February / March 2013 via Napalm Records, available from the band’s
webstore, Amazon and iTunes.


Monday, September 30, 2013

KATAKLYSM Releasing Waiting For The End To Come On Cassette "For Nostalgic Reasons"

Montreal-based death metallers KATAKLYSM will release their new album, Waiting For The End To Come, on October 29th in North America via Nuclear Blast (October 25th in Europe). It will be available on CD, digitally, as a Digipack, vinyl LP, and on cassette. Frontman Maurizio Iacono has issued the following statement:

"I have to admit it brings a smile to my face to see that cassette version being released. We decided to release it for nostalgic reasons. Had the idea a year ago, Nuclear Blast went with it (thanks!). My first cassette purchase was METALLICA's Kill 'Em All. Welcome back, tape."

Sunday, September 29, 2013

CROSSPLANE Präsentieren Album Cover; Video Releaseparty Am 08.11. In Dortmund

Die Ruhrgebietsrocker CROSSPLANE haben das Cover ihres kommenden Debutalbums Class Of Hellhound High präsentiert, und kündigen die Premierenfeier ihres neuen Videos an:

“Ihr Lieben! Jetzt mal alles auf einem Blick: Am 08.11. findet im
BlackEnd in Dortmund unsere Video Releaseparty statt. Dort wird das Video zur Single Take It Or Leave It, die am gleichen Tag erscheint, gezeigt und ein tolles Making Of. Uli Bechstein hat uns bei den Aufnahmen begleitet und eifrig gefilmt.
Am 29.11. wird unser Album Class Of Hellhound High erscheinen, und wir möchten den Release natürlich mit Euch gemeinsam am 30.11. in der Freak Show in Essen feiern. Das wird eine Hammerparty mit vielen Gästen, Livemusik und guter Laune. Wir wollen Euch alle sehen, denn IHR SEID ROCK ‘N' ROLL!”

Class Of Hellhound High wurde von Dennis Koehne (u.a. Sodom, Exumer, The Very End, Final Depravity) produziert. Das Cover könnt ihr oben sehen, und CROSSPLANE live on stage an folgenden Terminen:

19.10.13 Eisenhüttenstadt, Pestbaracke
26.10.13 Landshut, Alte Kaserne
15.11.13 Miltenberg, Beavers**
16.11.13 Lorsch, Rex**
06.12.13 Mülheim, Nikolaut Festival
** mit Gun Barrel



Friday, September 27, 2013

DIPSOMANIA - 25th Anniversary Show In Ruhr Area Hometown Tonight

Ruhr Area thrashers DIPSOMANIA (feat. EXUMER / CROSSPLANE drummer and House of Drums owner, Matthias Kassner) gonna celebrate their 25th anniversary at a show in their hometown of Dorsten, Germany tonight.

Support comes from grindcore old hands PROVOCATION, who’ll play their one and only show in 2013 on the occasion of their mates anniversary, and CAGE.

The entire show’s gonna be multi-tracked to be made available for streaming later on.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Reunited DARKNESS To Play First Show In New Line-Up This Saturday

By Featured Artists

Legendary reunited thrashers
DARKNESS from Altenessen, Germany are about to play the first show in their reformed new line-up - at Ages Of Metal Festival in Oostrozebeke, Belgium this Saturday, September 28!

Out of the three albums DARKNESS had released from 1987 to 1989, especially their debut Death Squad is commonly regarded as a genre classic and serves as a blueprint for Thrash Metal to the day.

DARKNESS celebrated their 25th anniversary at the cathedral of Teutonic Thrash, Essen-Altenessen’s Zeche Carl, in December 2012 and announced the band’s official reunion this summer. 

The new line-up features a household name: KREATOR bassist Christian “Speesy” Giesler. Commented Speesy: “There’s just two bands I’d like to play music with - KREATOR and DARKNESS.”

Joining original DARKNESS members Arnd (now vocals) and Lacky (drums) are also former JAPANISCHE KAMPFHÖRSPIELE guitarist Bony and guitarist Mike (TRAPPED INSANITY).

Welcome back, death squad! \m/

Pic by Jörg Litges | lautundinfarbe.de

Bang your heads to DARKNESS - Death Squad on Spotify:

GLENN GOULD - iTunes Celebrates 81st Birthday

Canadian pianist GLENN GOULD, one of the greatest musicians and media artists of all time, would have turned 81 today if he were still alive. iTunes celebrates this date and features GLENN GOULD's Bach Goldberg Variations this week. GOULD's initial recording of the piece, from 1955, was an achievement of technical brilliance that established his career; his thoughtful return to it in 1981 illustrated how the same composition, played by the same musician, can become a wholly different work of art. Enhance your musical perception and go get GLENN GOULD’s 1955 historic recording debut plus the 1981 digital recording of the Goldberg Variations on iTunes!
Read more on GLENN GOULD in this tribute: By LANG LANG |
grammy.com “Glenn Gould was an amazing personality. Every note he played was so individual, from his groundbreaking first recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations (at the age of 23) to his recorded surveys of huge sections of the piano literature. He was perhaps one of the most unusual musicians ever to have performed (he retired from public performance completely at a young age, spending the rest of his performing life in the recording studio), but such was his wonderful musicianship that he is only more beloved by his audience. He performed very little in comparison with the other great soloists, yet his connection with his audience was so incredible that the music-loving public was (and is) devoted to him through the great strength of his musical communication. Think of Glenn and one word springs to mind: Bach. Glenn had a connection with Bach's music perhaps above all other composers. It was completely suited to his very intelligent approach to music (he always tried to approach a score as a fellow composer, aiming for a freedom and understanding as if he might have written it himself) and he recorded nearly all of Bach's output for the keyboard across his career. The clarity and beauty of sound he brings to this composer is unparalleled. Bach said he wrote his music for the glory of heaven, and Glenn's performances elevate his works to a spirituality that I have never heard equaled. The Goldberg Variations recordings that he did at the beginning and end of his career are two thoroughly different, and equally beautiful, interpretations of one of the most magnificent works in the piano literature and every pianist (including myself) that has ever opened the score lives in the shadow of Glenn's performance. But Glenn was an artist far above and beyond one composer. He recorded music from the classics through Scriabin and Schoenberg to his own works - and was not afraid to be controversial in his delivery (a stated distaste for the music of Mozart, for example, of whom he held the opinion that he died too late, led to some sometimes shocking and invariably brilliant performances). His famous performance of Brahms' D minor concerto led to his collaborator Leonard Bernstein issuing a disclaimer to the audience at Carnegie Hall beforehand, and is a very personal but amazing interpretation. His favorite composer was the early master Orlando Gibbons, whose work he passionately performed both on record and in the concert hall. His artistic heroes ranged from Leopold Stokowski to Barbra Streisand. Although Glenn Gould died tragically young at only 50, he committed an enormous amount to disc (and film), and it is through his recorded legacy that we can remember him. Glenn, you were the most amazing musician. We are so lucky to have had you among us. Thank you for leaving behind these wonderful recordings that move and inspire me and countless others. Glenn, we miss you.” (LANG LANG is arguably the most renowned Chinese pianist in history and enjoys superstar status in the classical music world. He was nominated for a GRAMMY in 2007 for his recording of Beethoven's piano concertos Nos. 1 & 4, and serves as the GRAMMY Cultural Ambassador to China.)

ZT Mag Exclusive: TWILIGHT OF THE GODS Full Album Premiere

Via Zero Tolerance Magazine

"In co-operation with Season Of Mist, we are delighted to present the TWILIGHT OF THE GODS Fire On The Mountain premiere.

Coinciding beautifully with our 9th anniversary issue, #055, onsale Thursday 26th September, this is your chance to listen to the album in its entirety! But you'll need to be quick, this is only available to listen to until 23:59 on 30 September. So, turn your volume control up to 11 and point your cursor here to revel in the heavy metal mayhem of Fire On The Mountain.

TWILIGHT OF THE GODS' frontman Nemtheanga - also of Primordial - graces the cover of Zero Tolerance issue 055, where he discusses the band, Fire On The Mountain and everything inbetween with veteran ZT writer Alex de Moller. Copies will be available on the newsstand and via the ZT store this Thursday."

Monday, September 23, 2013

DEATH ANGEL - Lyric Video For The Dream Calls For Blood Title Track

San Francisco Bay Area Thrash veterans DEATH ANGEL have released a lyric video for the title track of their upcoming new album, The Dream Calls For Blood. The album will be released on October 11 in Germany, October 14 in the UK / Europe and October 15 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.

The follow-up to 2010's Relentless Retribution was recorded at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, AUGUST BURNS RED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ALL THAT REMAINS, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER), and once again features cover art by Brent Elliot White (JOB FOR A COWBOY, CARNIFEX, WHITECHAPEL).

Check out the lyric video for The Dream Calls For Blood:


DEATH ANGEL will return to the rough roads of Europe in the end of November following an extended schedule invading North America to present The Dream Calls For Blood to the fans this side of the big pond. Support comes from Germans DEW-SCENTED.

Nov 11 PL - Katowice, Mega Club
Nov 27 CZ - Prague, Nova Chmelnice
Nov 28 D - Karlsruhe, Substage
Nov 29 I - Circolo Colony, Brescia
Nov 30 I - Gualtieri, Temp Rock Club
Dec 02 A - Vienna, Szene
Dec 04 D - Munich, Backstage
Dec 06 D - Erfurt, Centrum
Dec 07 B - Eeklo, Kubiek
Dec 08 F - Paris, La Maroquinerie
Dec 10 UK - London, Underworld
Dec 11 D - Essen, Zeche Carl
Dec 12 NL - Eindhoven, Eindhoven Metal Meeting
Dec 13 D - Alsfeld, Stadthalle
Dec 14 CH - Zürich, X-Mas Metal Meeting
Dec 15 D - Geiselwind, Christmas Metal - Festival

Commented vocalist Mark Osegueda: “It is with great pleasure that we announce our upcoming European tour dates for our new album, The Dream Calls For Blood! We look forward to sonically assaulting what we have always felt as the truest metal fans out there that backed this band through thick, and thin with our new arsenal of songs! That we promise you will leave you feeling ravaged. Yet! Triumphant! Europe!!!! Are you ready? Because I can tell you this! We sure the hell are!!!! You best bring back up! Ha!”

EXODUS Singer's GENERATION KILL - New Album Details Revealed

GENERATION KILL, the band featuring EXODUS frontman Rob Dukes, will release its sophomore album, We're All Gonna Die, on November 15 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was produced by Chris "Zeuss" Harris, who has previously worked with SUICIDE SILENCE, ALL THAT REMAINS, SHADOWS FALL and SOULFLY, among others.

Commented Dukes: "We called this album We're All Gonna Die because, for the most part, the lyrics are about the darker side of the existence of humans on this planet.

The album as a whole is so diverse, drawing from our influences that we grew up on.

We achieved our goal of creating something that we all are so proud of. I personally think this is the strongest vocal performance of my career, and as a band we can't wait for the hard rock/metal world to hear this album."

Added Zeuss: "This album is not an EXODUS clone. This is an album of music where five guys got together and explored our own roots of music, the records we grew up listening to and wrote songs paying homage to what we love."

We're All Gonna Die track listing:
01. Born To Serve
02. Prophets Of War
03. Self Destruction
04. Friendly Fire
05. Carny Love
06. Vegas
07. There Is No Hope
08. We're All Gonna Die

GENERATION KILL - Prophets Of War live @ GMM | 2013-06-28

Sunday, September 22, 2013

HAVOK Check In From Unnatural Selection Tour Break

Saturday, September 21, 2013

TWILIGHT OF THE GODS - Children Of Cain Lyric Video Released


The lyric video for the song Children Of Cain from the heavy metal "supergroup" TWILIGHT OF THE GODS can be seen below (German viewers again need to use The Force…).

The track comes off the band's debut album, Fire On The Mountain, which will be released on September 27 in Europe and October 1 in North America via Season Of Mist. The effort will be made available as a CD digipack and a limited-edition LP via the Season Of Mist webstore.

TWILIGHT OF THE GODS is: Alan Averill (PRIMORDIAL, DEAD SOVEREIGN, BLOOD REVOLT) on vocals, Nick Barker (ex-CRADLE OF FILTH, ex-DIMMU BORGIR, ex-TESTAMENT, ex-EXODUS) on drums, guitarists Rune Eriksen (AURA NOIR, ex-AVA INFERI, ex-MAYHEM) and Patrik Lindgren (THYRFING), and Frode Glesnes (EINHERJER) on bass.

Read more at
blabbermouth.net.
TWILIGHT OF THE GODS - Destiny Forged In Blood

ONSLAUGHT - New Album VI Now In Stores

"Touch" this interactive image and play tunes, buy the album, see tour dates and join ONSLAUGHT on the web directly from there!

KREATOR’s Mille Petrozza On Dying Alive, Melody And Brutality - A Bravewords.com Special Report

By Maria Nayef for bravewords.com

After thirty years and thirteen studio albums,
KREATOR is currently enjoying a career high. Having taken their tour showcasing the songs from last year’s acclaimed record Phantom Antichrist across Europe, they are still heating up the festival circuit before heading to China as well as North and South America.
They also have a new live CD/DVD called Dying Alive that recently had a royal-like premier at Germany’s historic Lichtburg cinema in Essen, before landing in the top 10 of the German charts upon its release. All befitting for a band that sits on the throne of Teutonic thrash metal.

Boasting a staggering selection of hits from Kreator’s extensive and influential career, Dying Alive was recorded during the last show of their European tour last December in Oberhausen. Despite being show number 45 of the tour, you won’t see any signs of fatigue from these thrash veterans, who execute each song with exceptional proficiency and intensity.

On stage, frontman Mille Petrozza is fierce. An embodiment of sheer aggression, his harsh riffs fuelled by lyrics vehemently expressing his rage at the atrocities and hardships plaguing humanity while standing before the ghastly figure of the Phantom Antichrist; a metaphor for that which manipulates the masses and steals their souls. It’s a very Orwellian view of a world where what was once considered fiction has become a grim reality.

Speaking from his home in Essen, Petrozza says he’s still feeling fresh despite a bevy of press calls. There’s contentment in his voice, one that stems from an evident and deep respect for metal and Kreator fans.

Read the entire interview at
bravewords.com


DARKANE And Helsingborgs Brewery Present Darkale

Swedish thrashers DARKANE have joined forces with Helsingborgs Brewery to create Darkale.
The band says: "You guessed it, we’re talking beer. Ale to be specific. This delightful ale will unfortunately only be available in Sweden." This fall, Helsingborgs Brewery will step over to the dark side to give you a delicious hybrid of thrash metal and Skåne ölkunnande. The result is a tough and complex ale, equally inspired by fair means commodities of ferocious double pedals and heavy riffs.
Meet Darkale, a proud partnership with Helsingborg, Sweden-based band DARKANE. You get a dark and tasty brew with unexpected nuances and many levels. Helsingborgs Brewery describes Darkale as a "dark mahogany red-brown ale with a light foam. The taste is a bit malty with some burnt notes and caramel fudge. Easy hopped with fruity and some ortiga tones. Easy to drink for its variety and is perfect for your favorite metal music and some snacks. "
Says DARKANE: "We are extremely proud of this collaboration. "We started actually recording our latest album, 'The Sinister Supremacy', which came out last summer, with a beer tasting at Helsingborgs Brewery and already there were sown enough seeds of this amazing collaboration. We hope all the avid beer drinking headbangers around the country will like this ale as much as we do."
Darkale will be on sale at Systembolaget in the Helsingborg vicinity and in the rest of the Sweden through Systembolaget's ordering catalog from the middle of October and for a limited period.

KRAFTWERK - Pop Art | Die ARTE-Doku (Video)

Sie sind die Urväter der elektronischen Musik und ihrer Zeit stets voraus. Die exklusive ARTE-Doku KRAFTWERK - Pop Art präsentiert das audiovisuelle Meisterwerk der Band und zeigt spektakuläre Ausschnitte ihrer aktuellen Konzertreihe. Wer die Doku im TV verpasst hat, kann sich den Film von Simon Witter und Hannes Rossacher über creative.arte.tv. ansehen.:

Thursday, September 19, 2013

DEATH ANGEL And DEW-SCENTED Announce European Tour

San Francisco Bay Area Thrash veterans DEATH ANGEL will return to the rough roads of Europe in the end of November following an extended schedule invading North America to present their upcoming new album, The Dream Calls For Blood, to the fans this side of the big pond. Support comes from Germans DEW-SCENTED.

Catch DEATH ANGEL and DEW-SCENTED on these already confirmed dates:

Nov 11 PL - Katowice, Mega Club
Nov 27 CZ - Prague, Nova Chmelnice
Nov 28 D - Karlsruhe, Substage
Nov 29 I - Circolo Colony, Brescia
Nov 30 I - Gualtieri, Temp Rock Club
Dec 02 A - Vienna, Szene
Dec 04 D - Munich, Backstage
Dec 06 D - Erfurt, Centrum
Dec 07 B - Eeklo, Kubiek
Dec 08 F - Paris, La Maroquinerie
Dec 10 UK - London, Underworld
Dec 11 D - Essen, Zeche Carl
Dec 12 NL - Eindhoven, Eindhoven Metal Meeting
Dec 13 D - Alsfeld, Stadthalle
Dec 14 CH - Zürich, X-Mas Metal Meeting
Dec 15 D - Geiselwind, Christmas Metal - Festival

Commented vocalist Mark Osegueda: “It is with great pleasure that we announce our upcoming European tour dates for our new album, The Dream Calls For Blood! We look forward to sonically assaulting what we have always felt as the truest metal fans out there that backed this band through thick, and thin with our new arsenal of songs! That we promise you will leave you feeling ravaged. Yet! Triumphant! Europe!!!! Are you ready? Because I can tell you this! We sure the hell are!!!! You best bring back up! Ha!”

Caster Of Shame, a brand new song off the band's seventh album, The Dream Calls For Blood, can be streamed at deathangel.us. The album will be released on October 11 in Germany, October 14 in the UK / Europe and October 15 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.

The follow-up to 2010's Relentless Retribution was recorded at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, AUGUST BURNS RED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ALL THAT REMAINS, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER), and once again features cover art by Brent Elliot White (JOB FOR A COWBOY, CARNIFEX, WHITECHAPEL).

Check out the official trailer for The Dream Calls For Blood:


DEW-SCENTED - Guided By The Dead Light:

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

HAVOK - Unnatural Selection European Tour 2013

US thrashers HAVOK are bringing the Unnatural Selection tour to the UK and Europe in November / December 2013, support will come from ANGELUS APATRIDA and SAVAGE MESSIAH:
Avocado Booking presents
Unnatural Selection European Tour 2013

HAVOK
ANGELUS APATRIDA
SAVAGE MESSIAH

Nov 23 B - Edegem, JH Nootuitgang

Nov 24 NL - Eindhoven, Distortionfest
Nov 25 UK - London @ Underworld
Nov 26 UK - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
Nov 27 UK - Norwich, Epic Studios
Nov 28 UK - Glasgow, Cathouse
Nov 29 UK - Plymouth, White Rabbit
Nov 30 F - Châlons en Champagne, Contre Point
Dec 01 F - Nantes, Le Ferrailleur
Dec 02 F - Toulouse, Le Saint des Seins
Dec 03 E - Bilbao, Kafe Antzokia
Dec 04 E - Madrid, Sala Caracol
Dec 05 E - Valencia, Rock City
Dec 06 E - Barcelona, Music Hall
Dec 07 CH - Zürich, TBA
Dec 08 D - München, Feierwerk
Dec 09 A - Wien, Arena
Dec 10 A - Salzburg, Rockhouse
Dec 11 SLO - Ljubljana, Orto Bar
Dec 12 CZ - Borkovany, Republica San Bonigo
Dec 13 D - Leipzig, Conne Island
Dec 14 D - Essen, Cafe Nova Dec 15 D - Berlin, Magnet HAVOK have recently released their new video for Worse Than War:


Directed by Roy Warner who worked on both the From The Cradle To The Grave and Point Of No Return clips, the tune comes by way of the recently unleashed Unnatural Selection full-length and addresses the eight stages of genocide: classification, symbolization, dehumanization, organization, polarization, preparation, extermination and denial.

Released earlier this year via Candlelight Records, Unnatural Selection was produced by Terry Date (PANTERA, OVERKILL) and mastered by James Murphy (TESTAMENT, DEATH).

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

WARBRINGER Release Hunter-Seeker Lyric Video

Los Angeles-based thrashers WARBRINGER will release their fourth studio album, IV: Empires Collapse, on October 28 in Europe and October 29 in North America via Century Media Records. A lyric video for the song Hunter-Seeker can now be seen:


IV: Empires Collapse, the studio recording debut for former MANTIC RITUAL members Jeff Potts (guitar) and Ben Mottsman (bass) rounding off WARBRINGER's five-piece lineup, was recorded with producer Steve Evetts (SEPULTURA, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SUICIDE SILENCE), mixed by Brett Eliason (PEARL JAM, HEART) and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (CANNIBAL CORPSE, HATEBREED, CONVERGE). The album's cover artwork was designed by Adrienne Rozzi.

Comments WARBRINGER: "The artwork for Empires Collapse came about from wanting to take a much more focused and simplistic approach. Previous WARBRINGER album covers are extremely detailed, busy works, so it was a conscious decision to have art that was the antithesis of what we had done before.

John Laux came up with the concept, so we had our friend Adrienne Rozzi make up a sketch, which led to us having her follow through with the final piece. It's incredibly different from what most fans would expect for a WARBRINGER album cover, but we wanted the art to visually reflect the music. The piece reminds me of a tarot card illustration and sets a very cryptic, somber vibe which associates well with the music that ties into the album's title."

WARBRINGER will tour North America with KREATOR and OVERKILL between October 27 and November 29. Additionally, WARBRINGER has just been announced to appear at IRON MAIDEN's The Battle Of San Bernardino event on September 13, with additional performances by MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, SABATON and OVERKILL, making it a night to remember for fans of heavy/thrash metal.

Said WARBRINGER about the opportunity: "It's an honor to be able to perform alongside one of heavy metal's most influential bands and we want to thank everyone who has given us their support in order to achieve this opportunity. It will be a monumental concert for us and all attending. Up the irons!"