DragonForce “In the Line of Fire” DVD to be released in July!

By dhmn On May 22nd, 2015

– May 22nd, 2015 –

Multi-national metal maestro’s DragonForce have announced the worldwide release of their debut DVD entitled “In the Line of Fire.” The release is scheduled for July 10th and features high definition footage shot during the band’s Ultimate Stage headline show at 2014′s Loud Park Festival in the Saitama Super Arena, Japan, the band used multiple camera angles to capture the raw energy of their show and instrumental dexterity for which they are rightly celebrated worldwide. Watch the trailer for “In the Line of Fire” and pre-order your copy now at metalblade.com/dragonforce.

The track listing below features a selection of new songs from the latest album “Maximum Overload” mixed in with foot stomping anthems and lightning fast shred-fests from previous releases. The video also includes backstage, behind the scenes, and off tour footage to give fans an insight into the Maximum Overload World Tour.

In the Line of Fire” track listing:
Fury of the Storm
Three Hammers
Black Winter Night
Tomorrow’s Kings
Seasons
Symphony of the Night
Cry Thunder
Ring of Fire
Through the Fire and the Flames
Valley of the Damned
Defenders (CD Only Bonus Track)

Mix and Mastered by Damien Rainaud in Los Angeles, CA. Produced and edited by Herman Li.

DragonForce are currently on the Maximum Overload World Tour, which commenced in September 2014 and is due to conclude in 2016. Throughout their six studio album and multiple world tour history, DF have steadfastly refused to shoot a DVD, until now. Guitarist Herman Li explains, “We always held the opinion that if we ever did a DVD we wanted to do it properly. Now, having released six studio albums we thought we had a great cross section of material to pick from and we knew the facilities at Loud Park made it a great place to film a show. Everything just came together and we’re very pleased with the results and hope the fans will be also.”

A snapshot of the DVD can be seen by checking out the just released second music video from ‘Maximum Overload‘; a storming version of ‘Three Hammers‘ which was shot at the same show! Watch “Three Hammers” now at youtube.com/DragonForce. The release will be a double disc package of the DVD and accompanying Live Audio CD of the show and will also be available in Blu-Ray.

See DragonForce Live on the Maximum Overload World Tour:

Remaining tour dates:
DRAGONFORCE
Tour w/ Kamelot
05/22 Birmingham, AL Iron City
05/23 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues (Orlando)
Second leg of tour w/ Kamelot
11/13 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
11/14 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
11/15 Louisville, KY Expo 5
11/17 Charlotte, NC Fillmore Charlotte
11/18 Springfield, MD The Fillmore
11/20 Hartford, CT Webster Theater
11/21 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
11/22 Quebec City, QC Imperial de Quebec
11/24 Buffalo, NY The Town Ballroom
11/25 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theater
11/26 London, ON Music Hall
11/27 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
11/28 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
12/01 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
12/02 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theater
12/03 Seattle, WA Showbox
12/04 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
12/06 Los Angeles, CA Regent Theater
12/07 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
12/09 Dallas, TX House of Blues
12/10 Houston, TX House of Blues
12/12 Tampa, FL The Ritz

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FEAR FACTORY Announce Tour w/ COAL CHAMBER!

By dhmn On May 22nd, 2015

The pioneers of industrial-tinged extreme metal, FEAR FACTORY, will hit the road this July in anticipation of their upcoming Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut. ?We are beyond excited and honored to be touring with our great friends in COAL CHAMBER,? states the group. ?It’s been years since both bands have shared the same stage together. It?s […]

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Philip H. Anselmo’s Housecore Horror Festival Returning For Year Three

By dhmn On May 22nd, 2015

Legendary metal frontman and Housecore Records founder, Philip H. Anselmo, is bringing his horror-themed film and metal festival back for a third year. After a great ride in Austin, the festival will kick off in San Antonio, Texas at the Aztec Theater on November 13th -15th, 2015. The decision to return was driven by the […]

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1349 and NECROPHAGIA announce special guests for the “Chaos Raids 2015″ tour

By dhmn On May 22nd, 2015

Norwegian black metal tyrants 1349 and cult death metal pioneers NECROPHAGIA have announced special guests for different regions of the new North American “Chaos Raids” tour. The “Chaos Raids” tour kicks off on May 30 and includes VATTNET VISKAR. Added to the tour are BLACK ANVIL for the performances in Baltimore and Brooklyn, ATRIARCH in […]

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Revocation launch new lyric video for “Madness Opus”

By dhmn On May 21st, 2015

– May 21st, 2015 –

Tour with Veil of Maya has begun!

Revocation are back on the road right now supporting Veil of Maya! The tour began yesterday in Detroit, MI, and will wind its way through the east coast, the south, and up into western Canada for a final show on June 14th in Winnipeg. Tickets are on sale now through your local ticket outlet.

In celebration of the tour dates, Revocation have prepared a series of lyric videos with fellow guitarist and director/animator Nick Hipa. The first, “Labyrinth of Eyes“, launched last week. Now, “Madness Opus” has been unveiled and is streaming HERE, along with all of Revocation‘s previously released videos for “Deathless“.

Deathless” debuted on the Billboard charts last month, beating their previous album by more than 30 spots to land at #124 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. “Deathless” also debuted at #10 on the Billboard Hard Music Albums Chart (Current), #114 on the Billboard Top Current Albums Chart and #1 on the Billboard New Artist Chart. This is Revocation‘s second straight debut on the top 200 chart.

During the recording process, the band shot a series of videos documenting their work on “Deathless“. All three episodes, along with the music video for the title track, can be seen now at metalblade.com/revocation.

REVOCATION
Tour w/ Veil of Maya, Oceano, Gift Giver, Entheos
05/21 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
05/22 Rochester, NY Waterstreet Music Hall
05/23 Long Island, NY Revolution
05/24 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
05/25 Richmond, VA Canal Club
05/26 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
05/27 Birmingham, AL Zydeco
05/28 Jacksonville, FL Underbelly
05/29 Ft Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
05/30 Tampa, FL State Theater
06/02 El Paso, TX Mesa Music Hall
06/03 Tucson, AZ The Rock
06/04 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock
06/06 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
06/07 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
06/08 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
06/11 Calgary, AB The Republik
06/12 Edmonton, AB The Pawn Shop
06/13 Regina, SK The Exchange
06/14 Winnipeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret

REVOCATION have spent the last eight years converting fans to their cause with four full length albums, an EP with Scion AV, and a charismatic live show led by guitarist/vocalist Dave Davidson. The Boston-based band also features the staggeringly talented lineup of: Dan Gargiulo on guitar, and Brett Bamberger on bass. REVOCATION has firmly been established as one of the genre’s finest and continue their campaign as part of the Metal Blade Records roster. “Deathless” was recorded with acclaimed producer Zeuss at Planet Z studios in Massachusetts.

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Bolt Thrower set to return to Australia after 22 years!

By dhmn On May 21st, 2015

– May 21st, 2015 –

British death metal stalwarts Bolt Thrower will be returning to Australia for the first time in 22 years, to play the Black Conjuration Fest, and some selected club shows:

At the end of September it will be exactly 22 years since we played in Australia. So with the help of Black Conjuration Fest, we’re chuffed to add Australia as the next country on our revisit list.

The shows are as follows:

Thurs 24th Sept: Max Watts, Brisbane
Fri 25th Sept: Black Conjuration Fest, Adelaide
Sat 26th Sept: Factory Theatre, Sydney
Sun 27th Sept: 170 Russell, Melbourne

Australian outlaws Cauldron Black Ram will be joining us as national support, with other local support coming from Portal, Cruciform, Inverloch and Beyond Mortal Dreams.

Early Bird tickets for all shows on sale now from http://botthrower.bigcartel.com

A limited quantity of Bolt Thrower vinyl is still available via Indiemerch, as well as via nervegas.com.au for Australian fans!

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CATTLE DECAPITATION To Release ‘The Anthropocene Extinction’ This August Via Metal Blade Records

By dhmn On May 20th, 2015

– May 20th, 2015 –

First Single Unveiled + Special Record Release Show Announced

Anthropocene, a proposed term for the present geological epoch (from the time of the Industrial Revolution onwards), during which humanity has begun to have a significant impact on the environment.

In 2012, CATTLE DECAPITATION shocked the metal world with what was revered by fans and haters alike as their best album to date, Monolith Of Inhumanity. Here we are, three years later, CATTLE DECAPITATION and Metal Blade Records are pleased to unveil to the world the band’s magnum opus with The Anthropocene Extinction, set for world wide release August 7th, 2015.

Reenlisting Monolith Of Inhumanity producer Dave Otero (Allegaeon, Cephalic Carnage), CATTLE DECAPITATION returned to Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado, eager to revisit the close collaboration that helped bring that record to life. “Dave is a bonafide producer,” elaborates vocalist Travis Ryan. “He’s got a lot of great ideas and this time we heard him out pretty religiously because making Monolith… had worked out so well. We’ve always kind of co-produced our records with whoever we brought in, but these last two we did a lot more listening to what he had to say rather than just sticking with what we were saying. Sometimes we shot down his ideas and vice versa, but that discussion was always beneficial. He basically becomes the fifth member of the band at that point, and I think that kind of relationship is the best way to get anything out of anybody.

CATTLE DECAPITATION also enlisted a surprising array of guests to help achieve their vision. The one and only legendary PHILIP H. ANSELMO lends his throat to “The Prophets Of Loss” while recent signee to his Housecore Records label, fellow San Diegan and friend of the band, AUTHOR & PUNISHER, brings forth the industrial damnation as an intro to the track “Plagueborne.” Additionally, Germany’s dark metal misanthrope, MR. JURGEN BARTSCH of the almighty BETHLEHEM, lends a spoken word piece in his native tongue to the apocalyptic final track “Pacific Grim.” Your body simply is not ready.

The record also sees the band extending their collaboration with illustrator Wes Benscoter, who’s handled the artwork for every CATTLE DECAPITATION release since 2002′s To Serve Man. “When we work with Wes, he becomes a member of the band,” says Ryan. As always, Benscoter formulated striking imagery that conveyed the record’s themes in unflinching style, the cover featuring a bloated and distorted corpse washed up on a beach, its torn abdomen disgorging a mass of waste plastic.

Whereas Monolith Of Inhumanity dealt with what could become of the earth and its life forms had humans continued their present course, with The Anthropocene Extinction we have been transported forward to man’s last gasps, reminiscent of what is currently going on with the Laysan Albatrosses on the island of Midway Atoll. The birds and aquatic wildlife of the Pacific Ocean are mistaking the vast amounts of man-made plastic items for food, ingesting it and are dying in large numbers, rotting where they fall and exposing to the world what is happening to the ecosystems of the earth’s oceans – the most unknown and unexplored part of our planet. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch of the North Pacific Gyre is just part of the problem – there are five gyres on planet earth and they’re all filling with plastic waste outnumbering the plankton vital for the ocean’s ecosystems. The breakdown of the earth’s ecosystems has begun long ago due to human interaction as well as the domino effect that will surely seal the fate for our species: The Anthropocene Extinction.

The first taste of The Anthropocene Extinction comes in the form of opening track, “Manufactured Extinct,” now available for public consumption at metalblade.com/cattledecapitation.

The Anthropocene Extinction Track Listing:
1. Manufactured Extinct
2. The Prophets of Loss
3. Plagueborne
4. Clandestine Ways (Krokodil Rot)
5. Circo Inhumanitas
6. The Burden Of Seven Billion
7. Mammals In Babylon
8. Mutual Assured Destruction
9. Not Suitable For Life
10. Apex Blasphemy
11. Ave Exitium
12. Pacific Grim

In related news, on Friday, July 11th, fans can join CATTLE DECAPITATION at the Brick By Brick in San Diego, California where the band will be playing a special, advanced CD release show in honor of The Anthropocene Extinction. Joining CATTLE DECAPITATION for this special occasion will be Author & Punisher, Noctuary, and Mortuus Terror. Those in attendance will have a chance to win some killer prizes courtesy of Metal Blade Records and the band making this a show not to be missed. So if you are a local or just in town for the infamous San Diego Comic-Con, make your way down to the Brick By Brick — just short ride away from the SD Convention Center — and prepare to meet your doom! Tickets are available for purchase HERE.

The Anthropocene Extinction will be released August 7th, 2015 via Metal Blade Records. For preorder bundles visit metalblade.com/cattledecapitation.

CATTLE DECAPITATION:
Travis Ryan – Vocals
Josh Elmore – Guitar
Derek Engemann – Bass
Dave McGraw – Drums

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THE GREAT DISCORD Debut Video “The Aging Man” Video via Metal Injection

By dhmn On May 20th, 2015

– May 20th, 2015 –

Duende Out June 2nd in North America on Metal Blade Records

…They swoop brutally over a raw, dramatic, cinematic and multi-colored canvas where not a single space left to chance-Sweden Rock-

Sweden has been a fertile ground for metal of all varieties for multiple decades, and there appears to be no sign that this will change anytime soon. The variety and quality of bands is staggering, and Metal Blade Records is prepared to help add THE GREAT DISCORD to the list of one of Sweden’s finest new groups. The band’s cornerstone is with the enigmatic vocals of Fia Kempe. Her tone and delivery is immensely emotive and is augmented by a band whose sound is impossible to describe. It’s technical, heavy, and yet not so much to overwhelm those not anointed in metal. What’s important is that The Great Discord offers a truly unique twist on both metal, and what is to be expected from a female-fronted band.

One of the most unique things about THE GREAT DISCORD is their visual presentation. This has been showcased so far in a series of four video teasers that can be viewed HERE.

Today, the band further expands upon their intriguing and mystifying visuals with a new video for the song “The Aging Man“. The video was directed by Philip Kullgren and edited by Joakim Sjöholm, both from Pellen Productions. Metal Injection is exclusively premiering the video today. Check it out HERE.

The video is a mix of a presentation of our band, and a visualization of the concept behind our song, The Aging Man. The idea is that a man, facing his mortality, struggles with his impending death, here personified by Fia’s stage persona. Acting as a sort of inverted Saint Peter, or Charon, she is a gatekeeper, a guide, challenging his thoughts and beliefs about what is going to happen, and forces him to face his demons and his regrets. The game of chess is a symbol for this struggle. Welcome to THE GREAT DISCORD,” says the band about the video.

Revolver Magazine is streaming the song “L’homme Mauvais.” Check it out HERE.

Duende will be available worldwide on Metal Blade Records on June 2nd in North America, June 1st in the UK / Europe, and May 29th in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Listen to the first single “Eigengrau” and pre-order your copy of Duende now at metalblade.com/thegreatdiscord. Sample The Great Discord‘s striking visuals, which will be a big part of their live show, on their official YouTube channel HERE.

The relationship between Fia Kempe and drummer Aksel Holmgren has stood for many years, connecting on a deep personal level when it comes to music, though it was only when they came together to form THE GREAT DISCORD in 2013 that their collaboration began. Sharing an interest in progressive music, they count the likes of Genesis and King Crimson as well as contemporary acts such as Meshuggah and The Dillinger Escape Plan among those who have inspired them.

While music pundits and critics will fall over themselves trying to label the unique and intriguing sounds contained within Duende the band are more interested in presenting their music to the world, with the hope of making a profound musical connection with the likeminded. Having been working toward the completion of the record for nearly two years the band have perhaps only just arrived at the beginning, and the ambitiousness of their music is further reflected in their goals. “We obviously want to take over the world,” Kempe smiles. “We really believe in our vision, we really believe in the concept behind everything that we do. We want to entertain people. We want them to come to our shows and experience everything that we have visualized for this band, and we want them to relate to the emotion that we’re putting into our songs, to be able to find something in THE GREAT DISCORD that they cannot find anywhere else.

THE GREAT DISCORD is:
Fia Kempe – vocals
Aksel Holmgren – drums
André Axell – guitars
Gustav Almberg – guitars
Rasmus Carlson – bass

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THE GREAT DISCORD Debut Video “The Aging Man” Video via Metal Injection

By dhmn On May 20th, 2015

– May 20th, 2015 –

Duende Out June 2nd in North America on Metal Blade Records

…They swoop brutally over a raw, dramatic, cinematic and multi-colored canvas where not a single space left to chance-Sweden Rock-

Sweden has been a fertile ground for metal of all varieties for multiple decades, and there appears to be no sign that this will change anytime soon. The variety and quality of bands is staggering, and Metal Blade Records is prepared to help add THE GREAT DISCORD to the list of one of Sweden’s finest new groups. The band’s cornerstone is with the enigmatic vocals of Fia Kempe. Her tone and delivery is immensely emotive and is augmented by a band whose sound is impossible to describe. It’s technical, heavy, and yet not so much to overwhelm those not anointed in metal. What’s important is that The Great Discord offers a truly unique twist on both metal, and what is to be expected from a female-fronted band.

One of the most unique things about THE GREAT DISCORD is their visual presentation. This has been showcased so far in a series of four video teasers that can be viewed HERE.

Today, the band further expands upon their intriguing and mystifying visuals with a new video for the song “The Aging Man“. The video was directed by Philip Kullgren and edited by Joakim Sjöholm, both from Pellen Productions. Metal Injection is exclusively premiering the video today. Check it out HERE.

The video is a mix of a presentation of our band, and a visualization of the concept behind our song, The Aging Man. The idea is that a man, facing his mortality, struggles with his impending death, here personified by Fia’s stage persona. Acting as a sort of inverted Saint Peter, or Charon, she is a gatekeeper, a guide, challenging his thoughts and beliefs about what is going to happen, and forces him to face his demons and his regrets. The game of chess is a symbol for this struggle. Welcome to THE GREAT DISCORD,” says the band about the video.

Revolver Magazine is streaming the song “L’homme Mauvais.” Check it out HERE.

Duende will be available worldwide on Metal Blade Records on June 2nd in North America, June 1st in the UK / Europe, and May 29th in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Listen to the first single “Eigengrau” and pre-order your copy of Duende now at metalblade.com/thegreatdiscord. Sample The Great Discord‘s striking visuals, which will be a big part of their live show, on their official YouTube channel HERE.

The relationship between Fia Kempe and drummer Aksel Holmgren has stood for many years, connecting on a deep personal level when it comes to music, though it was only when they came together to form THE GREAT DISCORD in 2013 that their collaboration began. Sharing an interest in progressive music, they count the likes of Genesis and King Crimson as well as contemporary acts such as Meshuggah and The Dillinger Escape Plan among those who have inspired them.

While music pundits and critics will fall over themselves trying to label the unique and intriguing sounds contained within Duende the band are more interested in presenting their music to the world, with the hope of making a profound musical connection with the likeminded. Having been working toward the completion of the record for nearly two years the band have perhaps only just arrived at the beginning, and the ambitiousness of their music is further reflected in their goals. “We obviously want to take over the world,” Kempe smiles. “We really believe in our vision, we really believe in the concept behind everything that we do. We want to entertain people. We want them to come to our shows and experience everything that we have visualized for this band, and we want them to relate to the emotion that we’re putting into our songs, to be able to find something in THE GREAT DISCORD that they cannot find anywhere else.

THE GREAT DISCORD is:
Fia Kempe – vocals
Aksel Holmgren – drums
André Axell – guitars
Gustav Almberg – guitars
Rasmus Carlson – bass

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Live Clip Of Exodus Cover “Fabulous Disaster” Released By Evil Invaders

By dhmn On May 20th, 2015

Belgian speed/thrash act Evil Invaders released a live clip of the band performing the Exodus classic “Fabulous Disaster” (title track from the 1989 release).

The band commented: “Playing this Exodus song at our last headlining show was one of our most intense moments on stage so far! It’s hard to describe what happens to you when tons of adrenaline are pumping through your veins when over 600 fans are going completely INSANE together with you. Afterwards we even heard that people got carried away because of the madness in the crowd. This is the way Speed/Thrash Metal shows should be like! It’s all about the adrenaline, the intensity and maniacs going completely WILD! We’re currently touring throughout Europe so hopefully a lot of Thrashers will show up and join the party haha!”

The band is currently on tour in support of the debut full length album “Pulses of Pleasure” – which is out now through Napalm Records. Upcoming dates with Skull Fist are as follows:

20.05.15 FR – Colmar / Le Grillen
21.05.15 DE – Marburg / KFZ
22.05.15 NL – Arnhem / Willemeen
23.05.15 DE – Duesseldorf / Pitcher
24.05.15 NL – Almelo / Naxt Stage
26.05.15 DE – Pforzheim / Kupferdächle
27.05.15 CH – Winterthur / Gaswerk
28.05.15 IT – Milan / Blue Rose Saloon
29.05.15 AT – Dornbirn / Schlachthaus
30.05.15 AT – Vienna / Escape
31.05.15 HU – Budapest / Dürer Kert
02.06.15 AT – Innsbruck / Weekender
03.06.15 DE – Tannheim / Schwarzer Adler
04.06.15 DE – Munich / Backstage
05.06.15 DE – Geiselwind / Out & Loud Festival
06.06.15 DE – Gera / Sächsischer Bahnhof
07.06.15 CZ – Plsen / Metalfest CZ
08.06.15 PL – Cracow / Fabryka
09.06.15 PL – Warsaw / Progresja
10.06.15 PL – Gdansk / Atlantic Club
12.06.15 DE – Berlin / K17
13.06.15 DE – Hamburg / Bambi Galore

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