Grand Magus Posts New Lyric “Brother Of The Storm” Video Online

Swedish riff lords Grand Magus are set to release their new studio album “Wolf God” on April 19th through Nuclear Blast. Today, the trio has released the second single from the album, the anthemic track, ‘Brother Of The Storm’. Watch / listen to the lyric video below.

General overlord JB states: “The moon has returned and with it comes a change. It could be someone you know, it could be you. An aspect of yourself that has always been there.”

“Wolf God” majestically rises over the Heavy Metal scene, aided by those classic soaring riffs that we have come to expect from the band. The signature groove and heaviness that featured on the album’s predecessor can also be found on the new ninth studio album, which once again provides a fitting home for a number of future classics.

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Amon Amarth reveals details for new album, ‘Berserker’

– March 20th, 2019 –

Launches video for first single, “Raven’s Flight”, featuring Josh Barnett (ex-UFC), Erick Rowan (WWE), and more

On May 3rd, Amon Amarth will release their 11th full-length, Berserker, via Metal Blade Records (North America)/Sony Music (International)! For a preview of the album, the video for the first single, “Raven’s Flight”, can be viewed at: amonamarth.com

Directed by Roboshobo, “Raven’s Flight” will be the first of a trilogy of music videos from Berserker, each one increasingly epic in its scope, further immersing the viewer in the world of Amon Amarth. Much like the songs on Berserker, the videos present Amon Amarth to its fullest. The cast features Josh Barnett as “the Berserker” (wikipedia.org) and Erick Rowan as “Thor” (wikipedia.org), among others.

To pre-order Berserker, please visit amonamarth.lnk.to/berserker – where the album is available in the following formats:


–digipak-CD
–deluxe box set [digipak-CD, shield (~12″x12″), patch (~4″x4″) – limited to 500 copies in US]
–opaque white w/ black splatter vinyl (limited to 1200 copies)
–opaque white w/ silver haze vinyl (retail exclusive – limited to 1300 copies)
–clear w/ red splatter vinyl (webstore exclusive – limited to 750 copies)
–black w/ red haze vinyl (webstore exclusive – limited to 750 copies)

Comprising 12 monstrous heavy metal anthems that bulge with irresistible melodic hooks, bursts of thrilling savagery and moments of spine-tingling dynamic drama, Berserker is the result of the huge surge of creativity and a collective desire to keep moving forward with no compromise. From the disarming melodrama and explosive riffing of opener “Fafner’s Gold” and the brutish simplicity of the rampaging “Crack The Sky” to the epic fury of “Raven’s Flight” and the grim, gritty storytelling of “Ironside” and “Skoll and Hati”, Berserker is an album full of trademark Amon Amarth bluster and bite but with every aspect of the band’s sound somehow refined, sonically enhanced and made vastly more potent, both in terms of metal oomph and emotional power. Neatly summing up the spirit behind these exhilarating new songs is the album’s semi-title track, “The Berserker At Stamford Bridge”: a visceral but vivid historical tale, recounting the Vikings last stand against the English army in 1066 and the mind-bending heroics of one axe-wielding warrior.

Showcasing an undeniable and startling upgrade for every aspect of Amon Amarth‘s iconic sound, Berserker was recorded in Los Angeles with renowned studio guru Jay Ruston (Anthrax/Stone Sour) manning the controls. After recording several rounds of professional demos for the new songs (initially with fellow Swedish metal icon Peter Tägtgren and then later with Ruston himself) the band crossed the Atlantic to make final the recordings in LA, eager to take a fresh approach to the album-making process.

“For me, this is Amon Amarth 2.0,” vocalist Johan Hegg declares. “I think what we’ve done here is give ourselves the space to explore other parts of our musicality and who we are as a band. If you’re content with where you’re at, what’s the point of continuing? We always want to come up with new ideas and find new ways of doing things and to create bigger and better shows and really try to improve every aspect of what the band is. We want to try to keep growing and to do this for as long as we have the possibility to do so, because this is the best fucking job in the world.”

The cast for “Raven’s Flight” also features Tess Kielhammer as “Demon Boss” (imdb.com), Shanie Rusth as “Shield Maiden” (herexchange.net), Erik Arevalo (instagram.com/theerikhammer), Victor Henry (sherdog.com), and Canadian WWE legend Viktor as “Demon Henchman” (wikipedia.org), and many more.

Berserker track-listing
1. Fafner’s Gold
2. Crack the Sky
3. Mjölner, 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

In support of Berserker, Amon Amarth will head out on the road with Slayer, Lamb of God, and Cannibal Corpse in North America, starting May 2nd. See below for all dates!

Slayer “Leg Five: North America” tour dates
w/Lamb of God, Amon Amarth, Cannibal Corpse

May 2 – Ak-Chin Amphitheatre – Phoenix, AZ
May 3 – Isleta Amphitheatre – Albuquerque, NM
May 5 – UTEP/Don Haskins Center – El Paso, TX
May 7 – Bert Ogden Arena – Edinburg, TX
May 8 – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory – Dallas, TX
May 10 – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
May 11 – Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
May 13 – Big Sandy Superstore Arena – Huntington, WV
May 14 – Merriweasther Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
May 16 – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center – Noblesville, IN
May 17 – Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre – Bonner Springs, KS
May 19 – DTE Energy Music Center – Clarkston, MI
May 20 – Covel Centre – Youngstown, OH
May 22 – Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON
May 24 – BB&T Pavilion – Camdel, NJ
May 25 – Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA

Amon Amarth online:
http://www.amonamarth.com
http://www.facebook.com/AmonAmarth
http://twitter.com/amonamarthband
https://www.instagram.com/amonamarth
https://youtube.com/AmonAmarthOfficial
http://giphy.com/amonamarth

Amon Amarth Berserker pre-order links:
Main Link: amonamarth.lnk.to/berserker
Spotify: amonamarth.lnk.to/berserker/spotify
Apple Music: amonamarth.lnk.to/berserker/applemusic
Amazon: amonamarth.lnk.to/berserker/amazon
Amazon Music: amonamarth.lnk.to/berserker/amazonmusic
Merch: amonamarth.lnk.to/berserker/artiststore

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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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Watain Banned From Performing In Singapore; Tonight’s Show Cancelled

According to a report in Reuters, Swedish black metal outfit Watain has had their Singapore show scheduled for tonight cancelled after concerns of the band “denigrating religions and promoting violence,” were voiced by the authorities. The Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) said it canceled the concert following an assessment submitted to it by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

“MHA has expressed serious concerns about the concert, given the band’s history of denigrating religions and promoting violence, which has potential to cause enmity and disrupt Singapore’s social harmony,” the IMDA said in a statement.

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Watain Banned From Performing In Singapore; Tonight’s Show Cancelled

According to a report in Reuters, Swedish black metal outfit Watain has had their Singapore show scheduled for tonight cancelled after concerns of the band “denigrating religions and promoting violence,” were voiced by the authorities. The Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) said it canceled the concert following an assessment submitted to it by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

“MHA has expressed serious concerns about the concert, given the band’s history of denigrating religions and promoting violence, which has potential to cause enmity and disrupt Singapore’s social harmony,” the IMDA said in a statement.

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‘For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records’ audio book edition released today

– March 5th, 2019 –

Today (March 5th), Metal Blade Records and BMG have released the audio book edition of For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records – written by label founder and CEO Brian Slagel with Mark Eglinton, and featuring a foreword by Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich. Read by Brian in his own casual and informal style, this new audio edition of For the Sake of Heaviness is an inside look at how he built Metal Blade from a one-man operation in his mom’s non-air-conditioned garage to the preeminent international home of heavy music that it is today.

Throughout the story, Brian steps aside to present first-person insights and extended guest interviews featuring friends, colleagues, Metal Blade staffers, and a long list of artists, including Metallica‘s James Hetfield, Slayer‘s Kerry King, King Diamond, and many more. Each of these segments is performed in the audio edition by John Bush of Armored Saint.

To purchase the audio edition of For the Sake of Heaviness, please visit: amazon.com

Physical copies can also be purchased at: amazon.com and indiemerch.com

Metal Blade Records online:
https://www.metalblade.com
https://www.facebook.com/metalbladerecords
https://twitter.com/MetalBlade
https://www.youtube.com/MetalBladeRecords
https://instagram.com/metalbladerecords

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Slipknot Announces “Knotfest Roadshow” Tour With Volbeat, Gojira And Behemoth; New Album To Be Released In August

Slipknot have announced their live return, unveiling details of their massive Knotfest Roadshow headline tour set to traverse across North America this summer. Volbeat, Gojira, and Behemoth will join as special guests on all dates. Produced by Live Nation, the 29-city outing will kick off July 26th in Mountain View, CA at Shoreline Amphitheater and continue through September 8th where it will conclude with a performance at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, TX (see itinerary below). A video trailer can be viewed below.

Slipknot have also revealed that they will release their long awaited new studio album on August 9th. Each pair of tickets purchased online for Slipknot’s 2019 tour comes with a digital copy of their upcoming new album, scheduled for release August 9th. Further instructions will be available upon purchase with additional album details to be revealed in the coming weeks. For more information visit slipknot1.com.

Tickets for Slipknot’s summer tour go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 8th at 10 AM, local time at LiveNation.com. Premium members of Slipknot fan club Outside The 9 get first access to pre-sale tickets starting March 5th at 10 AM, local time. Citi is the official pre-sale credit card for the tour, and Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, March 5th at 12 PM, local time until Thursday, March 7th at 10 PM, local time.

Slipknot shocked fans around the globe last year with the release of a brand new track, “All Out Life”. Reaction to the unrelenting track was staggering, with the official music video – directed by the band’s own M. Shawn Crahan – trending Top Ten of all videos worldwide on YouTube in its first day on the band’s official YouTube channel. In the four months since release, “All Out Life” has already racked up over 30 million streams worldwide across digital service providers and 30 million YouTube views. “All Out Life” is available now at all digital service providers.

Tour dates:

July 26 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 27 – San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater
August 1 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
August 3 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
August 4 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
August 6 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
August 8 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
August 10 – Des Moines, IA – Iowa State Fairgrounds*
August 11 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 12 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
August 14 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
August 16 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
August 17 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
August 18 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 20 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
August 21 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 23 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
August 24 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
August 25 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
August 27 – Mansfield, MA – The Xfinity Center
August 28 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
August 30 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
August 31 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
September 1 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
September 3 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
September 4 – Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 6 – Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
September 7 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
September 8 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman

* Iowa State Fair – Slipknot & Gojira only

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Korn To Tour With Alice In Chains; Underoath To Support

Hard rock legends Korn and Alice In Chains have announced an epic co-headline amphitheater tour across North America this summer. Underoath will join as special guest on all dates, with Ho99o9 and Fever 333 opening on select dates. Produced by Live Nation, the 30-city outing will kick off July 18th in Del Valle, TX at Austin360 Amphitheatre and make stops in Dallas, Nashville, Toronto, Denver and more before wrapping September 4th in Mountain View, CA at Shoreline Amphitheatre. A video trailer for the tour can be found below.

The tour dates are as follows:

July 18 – Del Valle, TX – Austin360 Amphitheatre*
July 20 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman^
July 21 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion*
July 23 – Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre*
July 25 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre*
July 26 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena*
July 28 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds*
July 30 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach*
July 31 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live*
August 2 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater* –
August 3 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion^
August 6 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater*
August 7 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center*
August 9 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center^
August 10 – Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre*
August 11 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center*
August 13 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre*
August 14 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage*
August 16 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center*
August 17 – Burgettstown, PA – KeyBank Pavilion+
August 18 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center+
August 20 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center+
August 21 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre+
August 23 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre+
August 25 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center+
August 27 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre+
August 30 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre presented by Mercury Insurance+
August 31 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion+
September 2 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre+
September 4 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre+

* with HO99O9
+ with Fever 333
^ support TBA

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Overkill Posts New Music Video “Welcome To The Garden State” Online

Legendary New Jersey thrashers Overkill are proud to unleash their 19th studio record, ‘The Wings Of War’, today via Nuclear Blast. In celebration of the momentous event, the band offer fans a music video for “Welcome to the Garden State.” Check out the infectious song and video that pays homage to Jersey below.

Bobby Blitz comments, “Not before in our video history have we presented something so artistically-seedy. This due to the brilliant yet twisted, vision of the editing room genius, behind the camera magic and damn tenacity of Mr. Tommy Jones; a good standing card carrying Jersey Boy, who did the band and the state proud. We had verbalized the story line to Tommy, who fully got it and we all created something to be proud of. So when you visit the Garden State, see or hear something that is different for you and you think; ‘hmmmm that’s not the way we do it at home.’ Remember this, you’re not at home anymore… are you?”

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Grand Magus Posts New Lyric Video “Wolf God” Online

Swedish riff lords Grand Magus are set to release their new studio album Wolf God on April 19th through Nuclear Blast. Today, the band has unleashed their first single upon the world. Watch and listen to the title track “Wolf God” below.

The band states; “Dear headbangers, Grand Magus has returned and we bring you the awesome power of the Wolf God!”

“Wolf God” majestically rises over the Heavy Metal scene, aided by those classic soaring riffs that we have come to expect from the band. The signature groove and heaviness that featured on the album’s predecessor can also be found on the new ninth studio album, which once again provides a fitting home for a number of future classics.

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