New Release “Reforged: Riding On Fire” Announced By Iron Savior

Hamburg based power metal band Iron Savior was facing a problem: what to do when your early albums are not available regularly anymore but a re-issue is not possible due to legal reasons? Well, the decision was made to use this situation to give the material a sonic upgrade.

“We can’t re-release our albums from the Noise Records years in their initial form,” band boss Piet Sielck says, “but we are free to re-record songs from these albums. We’ve approached this challenge with a lot of enthusiasm.”

What Sielck refers to, became a 19 track strong double album now, titled “Reforged – Riding On Fire,” which consists of the best and most popular songs Iron Savior has released so far. These 2017 re-recordings come with a much more powerful sound of course, but the band managed the task to keep the songs’ character and feel. The album will be issued via AFM Records on December 8th as a 2CD digipak and double vinyl.

Demand is steadily rising: especially after the band’s latest album “Titancraft” (2016), which became the biggest chart success in their history, new fans wanted to discover Iron Savior’s catalogue. They’ll now get the best 19 tracks with an upgraded sound – of course mixed by Piet Sielck.

“Reforged – Riding On Fire” is a highly enjoyable treat for old and new fans alike. The track list is as follows:

1. Riding On Fire
2. Battering Ram
3. Brave New World
4. Prisoner Of The Void
5. Titans Of Our Time
6. Eye To Eye
7. For The World
8. Mindfeeder
9. Watcher In The Skye
10. Mind Over Matter
11. Warrior
12. Iron Savior
13. Tales Of The Bold
14. No Heroes
15. Break The Curse
16. Condition Red
17. Protector
18. I’ve Been To Hell
19. Atlantis Falling

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“Machine Messiah Tour” Announced By Sepultura For 2018

In early 2018, Brazilian thrash metal legends Sepultura will head out on a lengthy and extensive European headline tour in support of the highly acclaimed album “Machine Messiah,” which was released in early 2016 via Nuclear Blast. Be prepared for a full 90 minute onslaught of pure Sepultura, with a set list featuring new hits as well as some timeless classics.

After an extremely successful tour with Kreator and a raft of festival shows in 2017, Sepultura will return to Europe with the most powerful billing yet. German technical death metal masters Obscura are confirmed as direct support, followed by U.S. based death/black metal act Goatwhore and New Jersey’s finest deathcore outfit, Fit For An Autopsy.

Andreas Kisser states: “Sepulnation Europe, I’m very happy to announce our first headline tour for the Machine Messiah album in February/March 2018! I couldn’t be more excited with the bands that are going to be with us, such amazing acts like Obscura, Goatwhore and Fit For An Autopsy! So be ready, the Messiah is on the move, see you all soon! DESTROY!!!!”

Confirmed dates are as follows:

23.02.2018 DE – Leipzig, Conne Island
24.02.2018 CZ – Zlin, Masters of Rock Cafe
25.02.2018 HU – Budapest, Barba Negra
27.02.2018 IT – Rome, Orion Club
28.02.2018 IT – Milano, Magazzini Generali
01.03.2018 AT – Graz, Explosiv
02.03.2018 SK – Bratislava, Majestic Music Club
03.03.2018 PL – Warsaw, Proxima
04.03.2018 PL – Gdansk, B90
06.03.2018 DE – Berlin, Columbia Theater
07.03.2018 DE – Hamburg, Docks
08.03.2018 DE – Saarbrücken, Garage
09.03.2018 DE – Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
10.03.2018 DE – München, Backstage
11.03.2018 NL – Utrecht, Tivoli Ronda
13.03.2018 UK – Bristol, SWX
14.03.2018 UK – Glasgow, SWG3
15.03.2018 IRE – Dublin, The Tivoli
16.03.2018 UK – Pwlhelli, Hammerfest
17.03.2018 UK – Sheffield, Foundry
18.03.2018 UK – London, Koko
20.03.2018 FR – Paris, Elysee Montmartre
21.03.2018 DE – Bochum, Zeche
22.03.2018 DE – Nürnberg, Hirsch
23.03.2018 AT – Salzburg, Rockhouse
24.03.2018 CH – Solothurn, Kofmehl

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“Machine Messiah Tour” Announced By Sepultura For 2018

In early 2018, Brazilian thrash metal legends Sepultura will head out on a lengthy and extensive European headline tour in support of the highly acclaimed album “Machine Messiah,” which was released in early 2016 via Nuclear Blast. Be prepared for a full 90 minute onslaught of pure Sepultura, with a set list featuring new hits as well as some timeless classics.

After an extremely successful tour with Kreator and a raft of festival shows in 2017, Sepultura will return to Europe with the most powerful billing yet. German technical death metal masters Obscura are confirmed as direct support, followed by U.S. based death/black metal act Goatwhore and New Jersey’s finest deathcore outfit, Fit For An Autopsy.

Andreas Kisser states: “Sepulnation Europe, I’m very happy to announce our first headline tour for the Machine Messiah album in February/March 2018! I couldn’t be more excited with the bands that are going to be with us, such amazing acts like Obscura, Goatwhore and Fit For An Autopsy! So be ready, the Messiah is on the move, see you all soon! DESTROY!!!!”

Confirmed dates are as follows:

23.02.2018 DE – Leipzig, Conne Island
24.02.2018 CZ – Zlin, Masters of Rock Cafe
25.02.2018 HU – Budapest, Barba Negra
27.02.2018 IT – Rome, Orion Club
28.02.2018 IT – Milano, Magazzini Generali
01.03.2018 AT – Graz, Explosiv
02.03.2018 SK – Bratislava, Majestic Music Club
03.03.2018 PL – Warsaw, Proxima
04.03.2018 PL – Gdansk, B90
06.03.2018 DE – Berlin, Columbia Theater
07.03.2018 DE – Hamburg, Docks
08.03.2018 DE – Saarbrücken, Garage
09.03.2018 DE – Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
10.03.2018 DE – München, Backstage
11.03.2018 NL – Utrecht, Tivoli Ronda
13.03.2018 UK – Bristol, SWX
14.03.2018 UK – Glasgow, SWG3
15.03.2018 IRE – Dublin, The Tivoli
16.03.2018 UK – Pwlhelli, Hammerfest
17.03.2018 UK – Sheffield, Foundry
18.03.2018 UK – London, Koko
20.03.2018 FR – Paris, Elysee Montmartre
21.03.2018 DE – Bochum, Zeche
22.03.2018 DE – Nürnberg, Hirsch
23.03.2018 AT – Salzburg, Rockhouse
24.03.2018 CH – Solothurn, Kofmehl

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New Song “Soul Taker” Streaming From High Reeper

Delaware stoner act High Reeper has teamed up with Indy Metal Vault to stream the new song “Soul Taker,” which appears on the band’s upcoming self-titled album. Check out the song at this location, or just in the player down below.

“High Reeper” will be released on November 3rd. Pre-order the album over here.

Formed in 2016, High Reeper is made up of Zach Thomas, Napz Mosley, Andrew Price, Pat Daly and Shane Trimble. Originally started as just a studio band, it rapidly became apparent that these songs were meant to be heard live and loud. The band made their debut in the Philly/DE stoner rock scene in early 2017 with success which was followed up by the recording of the self-titled debut in May. With a sound deeply rooted in modern stoner rock while still giving a nod to the earliest Sabbath records, High Reeper’s first offering is driven by pounding rhythms, thick guitars and the soaring, screeching vocals.

Check out “Soul Taker” here:

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The Brew Inks Deal With Napalm Records

U.K. act The Brew signed on with Napalm Records for an upcoming new release.

Hailing from the North Eastern fishing town of Grimsby, UK, The Brew has gained a reputation as being one of the most exciting live rock acts in Europe today. To date the band has released five chart topping albums to its credit, in the unchanged, original lineup, featuring, Tim Smith on bass, Kurtis Smith on drums and Jason Barwick on guitar and vocals.

The breakthrough for the band came in 2009 with an appearance on the world famous RockPalast TV show, and following the successful album releases of “A Million Dead Stars” and “The Third Floor,” the band returned to the RockPalast show in 2012.

The Brew has toured with the likes of ZZ Top, Lynryd Skynyrd, and shared the stage with Ozzy Osbourne, Jeff Beck, to name but a few. The current critically acclaimed album releases of “Control” (2014) and “Shake the Tree” (2016) have seen the band cement a status as one of the leading rock acts in Europe today.

The Brew states about the new collaboration: “It’s with great pleasure we can now announce, The Brew have signed with Napalm records. Sharing our vision with the talented and dedicated Napalm team, we couldn’t be more excited. 2018 will see the release of new music from the band, for all our awesome fans!!!!”

Keep a close eye on The Brew and Napalm Records social media sites for updates on the new album.

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Lyric Video For New Single “Blade Reflections” Issued By Omnium Gatherum

Finnish melodic death metal act Omnium Gatherum just dropped a new single “Blade Reflections.” The song will be featured on the anticipated follow up to 2016’s “Grey Heavens” album.

Information on the new album is imminent. For now, bask in the glory of “Blade Reflections.”

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European Tour Set To Commence By Immortal Bird

Blackened death grind unit Immortal Bird will bring it’s surly odes overseas for a European live takeover later this month. Set to begin October 21st and level fifteen cities through November 4th, the journey marks the band’s first time ever performing in European territory. The band will be joined by French grindcore maniacs Moshpig. See all confirmed dates below.

Immortal Bird continues to tour in support of the critically-adored “Empress/Abscess” full-length, released in 2016 via a collaborative effort with Broken Limbs Recordings (vinyl/cassette) and the band’s own Manatee Rampage Recordings (CD/digital).

“It’s our first time touring Europe,” says vocalist Rae Amitay. “We’re going out with a super intense and fun French grindcore band, Moshpig, hitting four countries in two weeks, and a couple of the highlights will be the Damnation Prefest in Leeds and Bilbao Deathfest in Spain with Sete Star Sept, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Internal Suffering, and a bunch more. Very stoked to get out of the US for a minute!”

See them here:

10/21/2017 Excalibur – Reims, FR
10/22/2017 Riveter – Nancy, FR
10/23/2017 Epplehaus – Tübingen, DE
10/24/2017 La Comedia – Montreuil, FR
10/25/2017 Le Dock – Grenoble, FR
10/26/2017 Les Pavillons Sauvages – Toulouse, FR
10/27/2017 Bilbao Deathfest – Bilbao, ES
10/28/2017 La Scene Michelet – Nantes, FR
10/29/2017 O’Flaherty’s Pub – Lorient, FR
10/30/2017 Bar Live – Roubaix, FR
10/31/2017 The Dev – London, UK
11/01/2017 The Alma Inn – Bolton, UK
11/02/2017 Trillians Rockbar – Newcastle, UK
11/03/2017 Damnation Prefest – Leeds, UK
11/04/2017 The Golden Fleece – Nottingham, UK

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Debut Album Announced By Raintimes, New Single Available

Frontiers Music Srl announces the release of Raintimes’ debut album: a new melodic rock project featuring two young and talented Italian musicians, Pierpaolo “Zorro” Monti (Charming Grace, Shining Line) and Davide Barbieri (Wheels of Fire, Charming Grace) together with the awesome singer Michael Shotton (Von Groove). The lineup on the album is completed by Sven Larsson, Andrea Gipponi, and Ivan Gonzalez. The album will be out on December 1st, 2017 and promises to be an absolute delight for all AOR lovers out there! Pre-order the album at this location.

Check out the video for first single, “Forever Gone” which can be seen in the player below. Pierpaolo “Zorro” Monti says: “Forever Gone” is a very special song that I begun writing during the sessions of my Shining Line debut. I continued writing the song with the idea of making an album in the style of “The Storm”, so I asked Dave to add a few parts to complete its structure, and recorded the first demo the same day. We were very excited with the final result! Raintimes is the album that I really wanted to use as a sort of tribute to my love and admiration for “The Storm.” I have played to death their two albums (especially “Eye of the Storm”). Their tempos, steeped in pure melodic class, are the perfect crossroad between AOR and Melodic Rock. The choice of Shotton as frontman was based not only on my love for his talents, but because I wanted to give a strong personality to the album and make the music more personal and original.”

A few demos were sent to Frontiers’ President Serafino Perugino, who enjoyed what he heard and gave the talented guys from Northern Italy an opportunity to showcase their talent to a wider audience.

Fun fact for all the melodic rock aficionados out there: the duo of Monti and Barbieri (together with Dave Zublena) actually penned the song “Love Gets Through” from the First Signal “One Step Over the Line” released on Frontiers Music Srl in June 2016.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Forever Gone
2. Make My Day
3. Don’t Ever Give Up
4. Swan
5. I Need Tonight
6. Raintimes
7. Just A Little Bit More
8. Empty Days
9. Together As Friends
10. Missing Piece
11. I See The Light

Check out “Forever Gone” here:

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New Album “The New Reality” Announced By Operation: Mindcrime

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of “The New Reality,” the new album from Geoff Tate (ex-Queensryche)’s Operation: Mindcrime on December 1st.

“The New Reality” is the third and final chapter in the musical trilogy from iconic metal vocalist Geoff Tate. Following a little over one year after the release of the second chapter, “Resurrection,” in 2016 and about two years after the first chapter, “The Key,” Operation: Mindcrime is a creative platform that continues in the spirit of the historic album of the same name, spawning concepts as grand as the music, and intertwining the intensity of the former Queensryche vocalist’s iconic past with the provocative, progressive mindset that has made him one of music’s most resolute forces and frontmen. Joined by a cast of musicians, Kelly Gray, John Moyer, Simon Wright, Scott Mercado, Scott Moughton, Brian Tichy, & Mike Ferguson, whose talent and resumes speak volumes for the quality of musicianship that will be on display here, “The New Reality” is a another fine progressive rock/metal entry from Tate.

The track listing and artwork for “The New Reality” can be found here:

1. A Head Long Jump
2. Wake Me Up
3. It Was Always You
4. The Fear
5. Under Control
6. The New Reality
7. My Eyes
8. A Guitar In Church?
9. All For What?
10. The Wave
11. Tidal Change
12. The Same Old Story

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Live Release “He Who Lies Underneath” Announced By Mithridatic, Preview Available

In 2007, blackened death metal dark matter particles aggregated and formed Mithridatic. In 2015, the band unleashed the debut single “The Hunt Is On.” In 2016, the band bursted immense blasts of dark energy with the debut “Miserable Miracle,” followed by a full European irradiation with Nile and Melechesh and countless gigs. Thus, the creation of the new black hole you’re about to discover: “He Who Lies Underneath.” A preview clip – featuring the song “Miserable Miracle” is available as a live video below.

Filmed with multiple cameras and professionally recorded in the hometown of Saint-Etienne, France, “He Who Lies Underneath” is a full concert that will plunge the audience into a whirlwind of a nauseating, oppressing and sickening experience through nine tracks retracing the band’s ten years-long career featuring not only songs from “Miserable Miracle,” but also from “The Hunt Is On” and more.

In a time musicianship reaches unbelievable technical levels and technology helps any band sounding huge on stage, what makes a real difference is the ability for artists to create a real experience for the audience ; an experience that’s often sadly only based on visual gimmicks and an orthodox “Metal” imagery but few are the ones that, out of pure presence and thank to a razor-sharp song-writing exploring personal inner struggles and channeling psychological experiences, are transcending it all through a real live embodiment and create a nearly ritualistic atmosphere that will leave its mark on the listener’s mind.

Mithridatic is definitely one of these few gifted bands and “He Who Lies Underneath” is one of those captivating live experiences. The release will be available on most VOD and audio/video streaming/download platforms on January 19, 2018.

You’re not even ready.

The track listing is:

1. The Supply…
2. …For Terror and the Crowd
3. Miserable Miracle
4. Hunting Fever
5. Dispense the Adulterated
6. Abraxas
7. Hell Compasses Points
8. Oxydized Trigger Sabotage
9. I Will Har

Check out the preview clip, featuring the song “Miserable Miracle” here:

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