Amon Amarth Reveals New Album “Berserker” Details; Posts New Music Video “Raven’s Flight” Online

Swedish viking metal stars Amon Amarth has announced that they will be releasing their next album, entitled, “Berserker” on May 3rd through Metal Blade Records. In addition, the band has also posted a music video online for the record’s first single, “Raven’s Flight,” which can be seen below, along with the album’s artwork and tracklisting. This is the first release of new material since the critically acclaimed, “Jomsviking,” which was released in March of 2016.

Tracklisting:

1. Fafner’s Gold
2. Crack the Sky
3. Mjo¨lner, Hammer of Thor
4. Shield Wall
5. Valkyria
6. Raven’s Flight
7. Ironside
8. The Berserker at Stamford Bridge
9. When Once Again We Can Set Our Sails
10. Skoll and Hati
11. Wings of Eagles
12. Into the Dark

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Cult Of Luna signs worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records

– March 20th, 2019 –

Announces European tour

Photo credit: Silvia Grav

Metal Blade Records is proud to welcome Cult Of Luna to its worldwide roster! For almost 20 years, Cult Of Luna have imposed themselves as one of the world’s leading post-metal lights. Constantly evolving, the band pushes the genre’s boundaries from album to album so as to explore the darkest and mistiest, as well as the driest and most abrupt, landscapes.

Cult Of Luna comments: “We’re thrilled to announce our collaboration with Metal Blade and the creation of our new home: Red Creek, that will handle Cult Of Luna‘s future productions. This is a dawn to an exciting journey to come.”

Cult Of Luna hasn’t debuted any new material under their sole name since Vertikal 1&2 (2013). In 2016, the Mariner album – which was made in collaboration with Julie Christmas (Battle Of Mice, Made Out Of Babies) – was released, and praised by both fans and critics. A DVD, entitled Years In A Day, followed in April 2017, which also saw much success.

Stay tuned for more news about Cult Of Luna‘s first album in several years – and their Metal Blade Records debut – coming soon!

Recognized for their apocalyptic live performances that unrestrainedly explore the audience’s imagination, transposing music-triggered sensations visually, Cult Of Luna will bring their stunning live show to fans across Europe later this year – appearing at both festivals this summer, as well as headlining a tour in Nov./Dec. with A.A Williams. See below for more details.


Cult Of Luna live
May 18 – Huskvarna Folkets Park – Sweden
June 1 – Fortarock – Netherlands
June 21 – Graspop Metal Meeting – Belgium
June 22 – Hellfest Open Air – France
June 28 – Tuska Festival – Finland
June 29 – Provinssi Festival – Finland
July – Resurrection Festival – Spain
August – Brutal Assault Festival – Czech Republic
Aug. 9 – Øya Festival – Norway
August – Rock Altitude – Switzerland
August – Arctangent Festival – UK

Cult Of Luna tour dates
w/ A.A Williams

Nov. 24 – Festsaal Kreuzberg – Berlin, Germany
Nov. 25 – Stollwerck – Cologne, Germany
Nov. 26-29 – TBA
Nov. 30 – Le Trianon – Paris, France
Dec. 1-3 – TBA
Dec. 4 – Kino Siska – Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dec. 5 – Technikum – Munich, Germany
Dec. 6 – Arena – Vienna, Austria
Dec. 7 – TBA

Cult Of Luna online:
https://www.instagram.com/cultofluna
https://www.facebook.com/cultoflunamusic
https://twitter.com/cultofluna_off

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New Zealand Promoters Cancel Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Anselmo Shows

Promoters in Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand have announced that they have decided to cancel the scheduled concerts of former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo and his project, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, accusing the singer of racism. Anselmo and his band are scheduled to to travel to Australia this week, which would include a headlining slot at Slayfest in Perth, but the neighbouring country of New Zealand, which was shaken by a horrific terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch, which claimed the lives of fifty people, has seemingly closed it’s doors to the band.

The cancellation is partly a reaction to these attacks, where a white supremacist Australian man, who has continued to make racist gestures during his court hearing, was responsible for the killings. Anselmo himself has been the subject of racist accusations, most recently in 2016 where he shouted “White power!” in front of a crowd in Hollywood, California, an action he has since apologised for. Club Tavern, the venue in Christchurch which was supposed to hold the Illegals concert, stated:

The Philip Anselmo gig has been cancel (sic),” a Facebook post said. “We do not and will not support white supremacy or racism!”

The venue declined to comment further.

Auckland venue Galatos also posted on Facebook, informing people of their decision to pull the pin on the gig. A spokeswoman for the venue also declined to comment further.

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Revocation launches new video for “Vanitas”

– March 18th, 2019 –

Set to kick off USA tour with Whitechapel, Dying Fetus, Fallujah, Spite, Uncured, Buried Above Ground next month

After releasing their latest album, The Outer Ones, last year to critical acclaim, Revocation embarked on a headlining world tour in support of it. During their European trek with labelmates Rivers Of Nihil, the band filmed a video for the album track “Vanitas” (directed by Rivers of Nihil‘s Jonathan Topore), which can be seen now here: youtu.be/MeqwJLnNa9Y

Revocation will head back out on the road in April/May, this time with Whitechapel, Dying Fetus, Fallujah, Spite, Uncured, and Buried Above Ground. See below for all dates!

“Chaos and Carnage” tour dates
w/ Whitechapel, Dying Fetus, Revocation, Fallujah, Spite, Uncured, Buried Above Ground
Apr. 18 – Sayerville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Apr. 19 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
Apr. 20 – Reading, PA – Reverb
Apr. 23 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
Apr. 24 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
Apr. 25 – Chicago, IL – Conrod Music Hall
Apr. 26 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot
Apr. 27 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Apr. 28 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
Apr. 30 – Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
May 2 – Berkley, CA – UC Theatre
May 3 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
May 4 – Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
May 5 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
May 7 – Springfield, MO – The Complex
May 8 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
May 9 – San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
May 10 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
May 11 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
May 12 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
May 13 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
May 15 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
May 16 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
May 17 – Winston Salem, NC – Ramkat

Produced by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Queensryche, Whitechapel, etc.), The Outer Ones sees Revocation pushing both the death metal and progressive elements of their signature sound harder than ever. “I knew that I wanted to go in a darker direction, and this is our most death metal album to date,” states vocalist/guitarist Dave Davidson. “Sometimes when death metal bands go down the prog route they lose some of that edge, but we wanted to keep the aggression at the forefront of what we do while still pushing our boundaries.” Moving away from the societal and historical themes that informed 2016′s Great is Our Sin, this time Davidson has immersed himself in the fantastic, evoking one of the great writers of the sci-fi/horror genre. “The title is my ode to H.P. Lovecraft and the entities of pure cosmic horror that rule that universe he created. Since the new music we were writing was so evil and spacey in sections it seemed to be the right title to fit the overall vibe. But while the lyrical content is largely influenced by such writings, in every allegory there is of course some reflection of the real world, so I enjoy writing in a way that could have one overlaying meaning and then another deeper, symbolic meaning as well.

To preview and purchase The Outer Ones, please visit: metalblade.com/revocation

Revocation line-up:
David Davidson – Guitars / Vocals
Dan Gargiulo – Guitars / Vocals
Brett Bamberger – Bass / Vocals
Ash Pearson – Drums

Revocation online:
http://www.revocationband.com
http://www.facebook.com/revocation
http://www.twitter.com/revocation
http://www.youtube.com/officialrevocation

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Revocation launches new video for “Vanitas”

– March 18th, 2019 –

Set to kick off USA tour with Whitechapel, Dying Fetus, Fallujah, Spite, Uncured, Buried Above Ground next month

After releasing their latest album, The Outer Ones, last year to critical acclaim, Revocation embarked on a headlining world tour in support of it. During their European trek with labelmates Rivers Of Nihil, the band filmed a video for the album track “Vanitas” (directed by Rivers of Nihil‘s Jonathan Topore), which can be seen now here: youtu.be/MeqwJLnNa9Y

Revocation will head back out on the road in April/May, this time with Whitechapel, Dying Fetus, Fallujah, Spite, Uncured, and Buried Above Ground. See below for all dates!

“Chaos and Carnage” tour dates
w/ Whitechapel, Dying Fetus, Revocation, Fallujah, Spite, Uncured, Buried Above Ground
Apr. 18 – Sayerville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Apr. 19 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
Apr. 20 – Reading, PA – Reverb
Apr. 23 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
Apr. 24 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
Apr. 25 – Chicago, IL – Conrod Music Hall
Apr. 26 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot
Apr. 27 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Apr. 28 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
Apr. 30 – Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
May 2 – Berkley, CA – UC Theatre
May 3 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
May 4 – Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
May 5 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
May 7 – Springfield, MO – The Complex
May 8 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
May 9 – San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
May 10 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
May 11 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
May 12 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
May 13 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
May 15 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
May 16 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
May 17 – Winston Salem, NC – Ramkat

Produced by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Queensryche, Whitechapel, etc.), The Outer Ones sees Revocation pushing both the death metal and progressive elements of their signature sound harder than ever. “I knew that I wanted to go in a darker direction, and this is our most death metal album to date,” states vocalist/guitarist Dave Davidson. “Sometimes when death metal bands go down the prog route they lose some of that edge, but we wanted to keep the aggression at the forefront of what we do while still pushing our boundaries.” Moving away from the societal and historical themes that informed 2016′s Great is Our Sin, this time Davidson has immersed himself in the fantastic, evoking one of the great writers of the sci-fi/horror genre. “The title is my ode to H.P. Lovecraft and the entities of pure cosmic horror that rule that universe he created. Since the new music we were writing was so evil and spacey in sections it seemed to be the right title to fit the overall vibe. But while the lyrical content is largely influenced by such writings, in every allegory there is of course some reflection of the real world, so I enjoy writing in a way that could have one overlaying meaning and then another deeper, symbolic meaning as well.

To preview and purchase The Outer Ones, please visit: metalblade.com/revocation

Revocation line-up:
David Davidson – Guitars / Vocals
Dan Gargiulo – Guitars / Vocals
Brett Bamberger – Bass / Vocals
Ash Pearson – Drums

Revocation online:
http://www.revocationband.com
http://www.facebook.com/revocation
http://www.twitter.com/revocation
http://www.youtube.com/officialrevocation

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Abnormality reveals details for new album, ‘Sociopathic Constructs’

– March 14th, 2019 –

Launches video for new single, “Curb Stomp”

On May 10th, Abnormality will release their third full-length, Sociopathic Constructs, via Metal Blade Records. A video for the first single, “Curb Stomp” (directed by David Brodsky // mgenyc.com), can be viewed now at: metalblade.com/abnormality – where the album can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–jewelcase-CD
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–root beer marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–turquoise marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–amber / red marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
* exclusive bundles with shirts, plus digital options are also available!

The album was tracked primarily at The Brick HitHouse in Hyannis, Massachusetts with producers Peter Rutcho (Revocation, Ravage) and Shane Frisby (Becoming The Archetype, Bury Your Dead) with vocals produced by Zdenek Sikyr at Studio Hostivar (Cult of Fire, Master’s Hammer) in Prague. Having worked with Rutcho since 2010, it was a painless, professional process, the band also bringing in Chaney Crabb of Entheos to add a guest vocal to the devastating “Penance”. “‘Sociopathic Constructs‘ is the result of tons of hard work and shows the progress we have made as a band since ‘Mechanisms‘ (2016),” asserts Sundaramurthy. “We feel the time is now for such an album, the brutality perfectly reflects the darkness, violence, and harsh reality of our world.”

Sociopathic Constructs serves to further cement Abnormality‘s place at the cutting edge of savage ultra-technical death metal. With this release, the quintet have stepped up their game across the board, making for a record that is as violent, complex and thought provoking as any you will hear in 2019, and the band were not afraid to explore and mix things up. “I think this record we felt free enough to just go where we wanted to within a song,” states guitarist Jeremy Henry. “We had no qualms with switching styles and approaches from riff to riff. To have a whole section grinding away and then just switch gears, hit the brakes and drop a slow, old school Morbid Angel warship groove in there. We felt free to follow our instincts, and just let our influences shine through.”

Sociopathic Constructs track-listing
1. Monarch Alpha
2. Penance
3. Kakistocracy
4. Transmogrification of the Echoborgs
5. A Catastrophic and Catalyzing Event
6. Aeturnum
7. Dying Breed
8. A Seething Perversion
9. Curb Stomp

Abnormality online:
https://www.facebook.com/AbnormalityOfficial
https://twitter.com/abnormalityband
https://instagram.com/abnormality.band
https://www.youtube.com/AbnormalityOfficial
https://abnormality.bandcamp.com
https://www.reverbnation.com/abnormality

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Abnormality reveals details for new album, ‘Sociopathic Constructs’

– March 14th, 2019 –

Launches video for new single, “Curb Stomp”

On May 10th, Abnormality will release their third full-length, Sociopathic Constructs, via Metal Blade Records. A video for the first single, “Curb Stomp” (directed by David Brodsky // mgenyc.com), can be viewed now at: metalblade.com/abnormality – where the album can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–jewelcase-CD
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–root beer marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–turquoise marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–amber / red marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
* exclusive bundles with shirts, plus digital options are also available!

The album was tracked primarily at The Brick HitHouse in Hyannis, Massachusetts with producers Peter Rutcho (Revocation, Ravage) and Shane Frisby (Becoming The Archetype, Bury Your Dead) with vocals produced by Zdenek Sikyr at Studio Hostivar (Cult of Fire, Master’s Hammer) in Prague. Having worked with Rutcho since 2010, it was a painless, professional process, the band also bringing in Chaney Crabb of Entheos to add a guest vocal to the devastating “Penance”. “‘Sociopathic Constructs‘ is the result of tons of hard work and shows the progress we have made as a band since ‘Mechanisms‘ (2016),” asserts Sundaramurthy. “We feel the time is now for such an album, the brutality perfectly reflects the darkness, violence, and harsh reality of our world.”

Sociopathic Constructs serves to further cement Abnormality‘s place at the cutting edge of savage ultra-technical death metal. With this release, the quintet have stepped up their game across the board, making for a record that is as violent, complex and thought provoking as any you will hear in 2019, and the band were not afraid to explore and mix things up. “I think this record we felt free enough to just go where we wanted to within a song,” states guitarist Jeremy Henry. “We had no qualms with switching styles and approaches from riff to riff. To have a whole section grinding away and then just switch gears, hit the brakes and drop a slow, old school Morbid Angel warship groove in there. We felt free to follow our instincts, and just let our influences shine through.”

Sociopathic Constructs track-listing
1. Monarch Alpha
2. Penance
3. Kakistocracy
4. Transmogrification of the Echoborgs
5. A Catastrophic and Catalyzing Event
6. Aeturnum
7. Dying Breed
8. A Seething Perversion
9. Curb Stomp

Abnormality online:
https://www.facebook.com/AbnormalityOfficial
https://twitter.com/abnormalityband
https://instagram.com/abnormality.band
https://www.youtube.com/AbnormalityOfficial
https://abnormality.bandcamp.com
https://www.reverbnation.com/abnormality

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Ketzer launches new single “The Wind Brings Them Horses”

– March 13th, 2019 –

Announces European tour!

On April 12th, German extreme metallers Ketzer will release their fourth full-length, Cloud Collider, via Metal Blade Records.

Looking on Ketzer‘s musical history, change is what has always defined their sound. From thrashing riffs to atmospheric blackened tunes, Ketzer is a band that has always aimed to defy genres. So what can we expect on Cloud Collider? Nothing more than a ride on a storm cloud, followed by a soft breeze in your face and, finally, a cleansing rainfall. Ketzer‘s fourth effort will surprise many as a shift into yet another direction, combining many of the band’s essential trademarks and carrying them one step further: Raging drum beats, harsh and powerfully thrashing riffs, as well as epic melodies that will haunt you long after the last tone has faded away. After years of intense work, Ketzer have created an album that can only be described as a milestone in their career and a clean break from all expectations: this album is a storm.

For three years now, Ketzer has been working on something new, and the result is something new indeed: somehow linking all trademarks essential to the sound of Ketzer, now and then, but taking it all one big step further. These new tunes might well be the strongest Ketzer songs to date. Recorded at Markus Stock’s infamous “Klangschmiede Studio E” as well as Laurent Teubls “Sculpt Sound Studios” in autumn 2018, the suitable visual expression for this new effort has been found by cover artist Adam Burke and illustrator Johannes Stahl.

Ketzer checked in with the following comment about Cloud Collider: “Lately, we have been possessed by storms. First there is a breeze, then the sky darkens: A sense of electric energy starts to fill the air. A sense of sheer power, building up, waiting to erupt. ‘Cloud Collider‘ will strike you like a force of nature. When recording an album after months of hard work, blood and sweat, it is always our greatest wish, accompanied by the most terrifying fears, that the recordings will be able to ‘catch’ the songs and their certain, special spark. When we hear the final result for the first time, we have to think: ‘THIS is how the next chapter must sound’. Only then, we can be satisfied. With all the more pride and joy we can now say about ‘Cloud Collider‘, that both is the case, and it is without a single doubt! THIS is how Ketzer has to sound in 2019! It is new and it is old and it is everything. It is fast and it is slow and we just can’t wait to bring these songs to the stage. This album is a piece of work that we feel embodies all aspects that stand and stood for the sound of Ketzer now and then. An album that manages to still go one step further to form something new!”

For a preview of Cloud Collider, the album’s new single, “The Wind Brings Them Horses”, can now be checked out here: youtu.be/AU3-Sg3YZ_8

Ketzer checked in with the following comment: “Prepare yourself for the second single of our new album ‘Cloud Collider‘! Winds may turn into Storms. And today ‘the wind brings them horses’!”

For another preview of the album, the first single, “No Stories Left” (featuring a special guest appearance by the legendary Proscriptor McGovern of Absu fame), can be heard at: metalblade.com/ketzer – where you can pre-order Cloud Collider in the following formats:


–ltd. digipak-CD
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–red-brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–black/white split colour vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–blue w/white / red /black splattered vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–amber marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

Cloud Collider track-listing:
1. The Machine
2. Keine Angst
3. Walls
4. Cloud Collider
5. Forever Death
6. The Wind Brings Them Horses
7. No Stories Left
8. This Knife Won’t Stay Clean Today
9. (The Taste of) Rust and Bone
10. Light Dies Last

Starting with the release show for Cloud Collider on April 12th in Oberhausen, Germany at the Helvete venue, Ketzer will be embarking on the “Black Bombs and Storm Clouds” European tour together with Danish act Slaegt. Here is a list of all upcoming shows announced for Ketzer:


Ketzer & Slægt – “Black Bombs and Storm Clouds” Tour 2019
Presented by Deaf Forever Magazine
12. April Oberhausen (Germany) – Helvete (Album release show!)
13. April Nottingham (UK) – Angel Microbrewery
14. April London (UK) – Nambucca
15. April Paris (France) – Le Klub
16. April Zottegem (Belgium) – Kaffe Marboel
17. April Olten (Switzerland) – Coq d´Or
18. April Wörgl (Austria) – Komma
19. April Milan (Italy) – Blue Rose Saloon
20. April Parma (Italy) – Zu Club
22. April Budapest (Hungary) – Dürer Kert w/ Midnight
23. April Vienna (Austria) – Viper Room
24. April Nürnberg (Germany) – Z-Bau
25. April Kassel (Germany) – Goldgrube
26. April Hamburg (Germany) – Bambi Galore w/ Ultha & Vanum
27. April Berlin (Germany) – Zukunft am Ostkreuz

Ketzer live 2019:
22. June Büßfeld (Germany) – MISE Open Air
19. October Paderborn (Germany) – Metal Inferno Festival

Ketzer line-up:
Gerrit aka I. Destroyer – vocals
Marius aka Executor – guitars
Chris aka Sinner – guitars
David aka Necroculto – bass
Søren aka Desecratør – drums

Ketzer Discography:
Satan’s Boundaries Unchained (2009)
Endzeit Metropolis (2012)
Starless (2016)
Cloud Collider (2019)

Ketzer online:
http://www.ketzer-official.de
https://www.facebook.com/ketzergermany

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Warbringer & Enforcer Fall North American Tour Announced

Warbringer and Enforcer will be joining forces for a fall North American tour. It’s the second time the groups have teamed up for a co-headlining run (they did so in 2016).

Below’s where that 54-date trek will hit:

09/05/2019 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
09/06/2019 Whisky A Go Go – West Hollywood, CA
09/07/2019 Malones – Santa Ana, CA
09/08/2019 Strummers – Fresno, CA
09/09/2019 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
09/10/2019 Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA
09/11/2019 Hawthorne – Portland, OR
09/12/2019 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
09/13/2019 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC CANADA
09/14/2019 The Starlite Room – Edmonton, AL CANADA
09/15/2019 Dickens – Calgary, AB CANADA
09/16/2019 The Exchange – Regina, SK CANADA
09/17/2019 Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB CANADA
09/18/2019 Lee’s Liquor Lounge – Minneapolis, MN
09/19/2019 Lookout Lounge – Omaha, NE
09/20/2019 Vanderville Mews – Des Moines, IA
09/21/2019 RT 20 – Racine, WI
09/22/2019 The Forge – Joliet, IL
09/23/2019 Token Lounge – Westland, MI
09/24/2019 Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
09/25/2019 Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON CANADA
09/26/2019 Mavericks – Ottawa, ON CANADA
09/27/2019 Rock Cafe Le Stage – Trois-Rivieres, QUE CANADA
09/28/2019 Bar Le Magog – Sherbrooke, QUE CANADA
09/29/2019 L’Anti – Quebec City, QUE CANADA
09/30/2019 FouFounes – Montreal, QUE CANADA
10/01/2019 The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA
10/02/2019 Dingbatz – Clifton, NY
10/03/2019 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
10/04/2019 Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY
10/05/2019 Blackthorn 51 – Elmhurst, NY
10/06/2019 Fish Head Cantina – Halethorpe, MD
10/07/2019 Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA
10/08/2019 Canal Club – Richmond, VA
10/09/2019 Black Circle – Indianapolis, IN
10/10/2019 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/11/2019 Motorco – Durham, NC
10/12/2019 The Haven – Winter Park, FL
10/13/2019 O’Malley’s – Margate, FL
10/14/2019 Crowbar – Ybor City, FL
10/15/2019 Southport Hall – New Orleans, LA
10/16/2019 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
10/17/2019 Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
10/18/2019 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
10/19/2019 Trees – Dallas, TX
10/20/2019 Aftershock – Merriam, KS
10/21/2019 The Shrine – Tulsa, OK
10/22/2019 89th Street Collective – Oklahoma City, OK
10/23/2019 Launch Pad – Albuquerque, NM
10/24/2019 Herman’s Hideaway – Denver, CO
10/25/2019 Liquid Joe’s – Salt Lake City, UT
10/26/2019 Backstage Bar and Billiards – Las Vegas, NV
10/27/2019 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
10/28/2019 Club Red – Tempe, AZ

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Fleshgod Apocalypse Reveals New Album “Veleno” Details; Posts New Music Video “Sugar” Online

Italian orchestral-death metal and renaissance revivalists Fleshgod Apocalypse will make their triumphant return this year with the release of their fifth studio album, “Veleno,” on May 24th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has unveiled the record’s debut single, “Sugar,” via a music video, the album artwork and track listing. You can check out the video for “Sugar” below.

Francesco Paoli on working with director Giovanni Bucci: “I met Giovanni Bucci a couple of years ago, while collaborating on his own band ODDKO. We soon became good friends, so we started talking about having him as director for Fleshgod’s new videos. He is a true visionary, with amazing directing and production skills. He’s been making music videos for bands like Korn, and he also has a shining career in the movie industry. We all agreed that he would’ve been the key to a huge step forward for us, visually and artistically, especially on a video like this, which was also extremely complex to produce and shoot. The result is on your screen now, and it’s better than any description. Just hit the play button and enjoy.”

Italian for “venom,” “Veleno” marks Fleshgod Apocalypse’s first record in 3 years, since the release of their critically acclaimed record “King” (2016). The ‘metal part’ of “Veleno” was recorded in Rome, Italy at Bloom Recording Studio and Kick Studio with long-standing collaborator Marco Mastrobuono, while the ‘orchestral part’ – the ensembles – were tracked at Musica Teclas Studio in Perugia. Fleshgod Apocalypse then took the effort over to Grammy-nominated Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, The Black Dahlia Murder, Epica) at Hansen Studios in Denmark for mixing and mastering. The entire production of “Veleno” took, according to Paoli, about three months. Artwork for the album was created by Travis Smith (Avenged Sevenfold, Opeth, Katatonia).

Francesco Paoli on “Veleno”: “Today is the day. A first taste of our new album, ‘Veleno,’ is finally available for you all. No words can describe how excited we are and how long we waited for this moment. What you see is the harvest of three years of sweat, revolutions, intense emotions and extreme challenges. We proved ourselves to be stronger than ever, despising compromises, setting the bar higher no matter what. The album is massive to say the least. Every song is a unique piece, literally alive and breathing. Can’t wait for you guys to hear the rest…”

“Veleno” will be available in the following formats:
– DIGI (CD+BLU-RAY) + PATCH
– DIGI (CD+BLU-RAY)
– JEWELCASE CD
– 2LP (BLACK, GREY)
– DIGITAL DELUXE (INCL. INSTRUMENTAL VERSION OF THE REGULAR ALBUM)
– DIGITAL

“Veleno” – Track Listing:

CD
1. Fury
2. Carnivorous Lamb
3. Sugar
4. The Praying Mantis’ Strategy
5. Monnalisa
6. Worship and Forget
7. Absinthe
8. Pissing On The Score
9. The Day We’ll Be Gone
10. Embrace The Oblivion
11. Veleno
Bonus Tracks (DIGI, DIGITAL & DIGITAL DELUXE)
12. Reise, Reise (RAMMSTEIN Cover)
13. The Forsaking (Nocturnal Version)

“An Evening in Perugia” (Bonus Blu-ray) – Track Listing:

1. Marche Royale
2. In Aeternum
3. Healing Through War
4. Cold As Perfection
5. Minotaur (The Wrath Of Poseidon)
6. Gravity
7. The Violation
8. Prologue
9. Epilogue
10. The Fool
11. The Egoism
12. Syphilis
13. The Forsaking

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