Soulfly Posts New Album, “Ritual” Trailer Online

Metal icons Soulfly are set to release their devastating new album Ritual on October 19th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Today, the band has released the first of several album trailers. Watch guitarist/vocalist Max Cavalera discuss the exceptional album artwork for Ritual, below.

Comments Max Cavalera: “I am really stoked to be working again with two of my favourite artists, Eliran Kantor and Marcelo Vasco! The Ritual artwork is very mystic and captures the vibe of the album perfectly. For this one, we really tried to retain the groove of early Soulfly as well as my love for the heavy, fast stuff I’m into: like death and black metal and some hardcore. Working with Josh Wilbur for Soulfly this time around has been amazing. He’s a huge fan and added a lot to the record. I would fight for the fast songs and he would always push me to add more groove. I think in the end we created a really cool mix of songs that covers a lot of ground in my career. Let the Ritual begin!”

Metal Underground caught up with Soulfly frontman Max Cavalera this week in Bristol, England to discuss “Ritual,” which you can also view below.

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Ross The Boss Announces UK Tour Dates With Uproar

Former Manowar guitarist Ross The Boss and his eponymous band will be heading to the United Kingdom this October for a string of headlining shows in support of their latest album, “By The Blood Sworn,” which was released this year through AFM Records. They will be joined on the trek by Scottish metal band, Uproar.

The tour dates are as follows:

October 5 – Bannermans -Edinburgh, Scotland
October 6 – Cathouse – Glasgow, Scotland
October 7 – Trillians -Newcastle, England
October 8 – The Underworld Camden -London, England
October 9 – The Corporation -Sheffield, England
October 10 – The Iron Road -Evesham, England
October 11 – Eleven – Stoke-on-Trent, England

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Ross The Boss Announces UK Tour Dates With Uproar

Former Manowar guitarist Ross The Boss and his eponymous band will be heading to the United Kingdom this October for a string of headlining shows in support of their latest album, “By The Blood Sworn,” which was released this year through AFM Records. They will be joined on the trek by Scottish metal band, Uproar.

The tour dates are as follows:

October 5 – Bannermans -Edinburgh, Scotland
October 6 – Cathouse – Glasgow, Scotland
October 7 – Trillians -Newcastle, England
October 8 – The Underworld Camden -London, England
October 9 – The Corporation -Sheffield, England
October 10 – The Iron Road -Evesham, England
October 11 – Eleven – Stoke-on-Trent, England

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Hate Eternal Reveals New Album, “Upon Desolate Sands” Details

Florida death metal legends Hate Eternal has revealed that their new studio album, “Upon Desolate Sands” will be released on October 26th through Season Of Mist Records. The group has also posted a new song online entitled, “What Lies Beyond,” which can be heard at the bottom of the page.

Tracklisting:

1. The Violent Fury
2. What Lies Beyond
3. Vengeance Striketh
4. Nothingness Of Being
5. All Hope Destroyed
6. Portal Of Myriad
7. Dark Age Of Ruin
8. Upon Desolate Sands
9. For Whom We Have Lost

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Four New Dates Added To Behemoth, At The Gates & Wolves In The Throne Room European/UK Tour

Four new dates have been added to Behemoth‘s 2019 European/UK tour with At The Gates and Wolves In The Throne Room with shows in Prague, Oslo, Utrecht and Brussels having recently been revealed. The new schedule for that tour now runs as follows:

01/10 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
01/11 Munich, GER – Tonhalle
01/12 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin
01/13 Vienna, AUT – Arena
01/15 Zurich, SWI – Komplex 457
01/16 Milano, ITA – Alcatraz
01/17 Lyon, FRA – Le Transbordeur
01/18 Barceolna, SPA – Razzmatazz
01/19 Madrid, SPA – La Riviera
01/21 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
01/22 Paris, FRA – Le Bataclan
01/23 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
01/24 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
01/25 Copenhagen, DEN – Vega
01/26 Stockholm, SWE – Annexet
01/27 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller
01/29 Helsinki, FIN – The Circus
01/30 Tampere, FIN – Pakkahuone
02/01 Hamburg, GER – Frosse Freiheit 36
02/02 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli
02/03 Brussels, BEL – AB
02/04 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
02/06 Bristol, UK – Motion
02/07 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
02/08 London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
02/09 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
02/10 Dublin, IRE – Vicar Street
02/11 Glasgow, UK – QM Union

Behemoth will release their new album “I Loved You At Your Darkest” on October 05th.

An initial leg of that tour will take place in North America later this year:

10/20 Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
10/22 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
10/23 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre
10/24 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
10/26 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
10/27 Tampa, FL – Jannus Live
10/29 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
10/30 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
11/01 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
11/02 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
11/03 New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
11/04 Montreal, QC – M Telus
11/06 Toronto, ON – The Danforth
11/07 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
11/09 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
11/10 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
11/11 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
11/13 Denver, CO – The Ogden Theatre
11/14 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
11/16 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
11/18 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
11/19 Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom
11/20 Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
11/21 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
11/23 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
11/24 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern Theatre

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Four New Dates Added To Behemoth, At The Gates & Wolves In The Throne Room European/UK Tour

Four new dates have been added to Behemoth‘s 2019 European/UK tour with At The Gates and Wolves In The Throne Room with shows in Prague, Oslo, Utrecht and Brussels having recently been revealed. The new schedule for that tour now runs as follows:

01/10 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
01/11 Munich, GER – Tonhalle
01/12 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin
01/13 Vienna, AUT – Arena
01/15 Zurich, SWI – Komplex 457
01/16 Milano, ITA – Alcatraz
01/17 Lyon, FRA – Le Transbordeur
01/18 Barceolna, SPA – Razzmatazz
01/19 Madrid, SPA – La Riviera
01/21 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
01/22 Paris, FRA – Le Bataclan
01/23 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
01/24 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
01/25 Copenhagen, DEN – Vega
01/26 Stockholm, SWE – Annexet
01/27 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller
01/29 Helsinki, FIN – The Circus
01/30 Tampere, FIN – Pakkahuone
02/01 Hamburg, GER – Frosse Freiheit 36
02/02 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli
02/03 Brussels, BEL – AB
02/04 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
02/06 Bristol, UK – Motion
02/07 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
02/08 London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
02/09 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
02/10 Dublin, IRE – Vicar Street
02/11 Glasgow, UK – QM Union

Behemoth will release their new album “I Loved You At Your Darkest” on October 05th.

An initial leg of that tour will take place in North America later this year:

10/20 Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
10/22 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
10/23 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre
10/24 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
10/26 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
10/27 Tampa, FL – Jannus Live
10/29 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
10/30 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
11/01 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
11/02 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
11/03 New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
11/04 Montreal, QC – M Telus
11/06 Toronto, ON – The Danforth
11/07 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
11/09 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
11/10 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
11/11 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
11/13 Denver, CO – The Ogden Theatre
11/14 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
11/16 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
11/18 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
11/19 Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom
11/20 Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
11/21 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
11/23 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
11/24 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern Theatre

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Aeternus Premiere New Song “The Sword of Retribution” From Upcoming New Album “Heathen”

Norwegian black metal band Aeternus premiere a new song titled “The Sword of Retribution”, taken from their upcoming new album “Heathen”, which will be released on October 12 by Dark Essence Records. It was produced by Herbrand Larsen (ex-Enslaved).

Check out now “The Sword of Retribution” below.

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Karl Schubach Breaks His Silence On Being Fired From Misery Signals

With Misery Signals‘ 2008 release having recently hit its tenth anniversary, the group’s ex-vocalist Karl Schubach breaks his silence on his 2014 firing from the band to make way for the return of his predecessor frontman Jesse Zaraska:

“This year marked the 10th anniversary of what, by definition, should have been one of the greatest accomplishments of my life. Misery Signals third studio album, Controller, was released July 22, 2008. I still receive floods of messages from fans explaining how much that album means to them.

To this day, I’ve maintained my silence in regards to my departure from the band which, in retrospect, might be part of the reason I find myself struggling with my mental health to this day.

Over the past few years, I’ve felt growing resentment, and increasing negativity towards my experience as a member of Misery Signals. Removal from the band has left me fighting increasing battles with depression, anxiety, and a complete loss of self-confidence that has severely affected my personal relationships, and has hindered the way I interact with people.

In order to grow, move forward, and begin the healing process I feel there’s no better time than this 10 year milestone to shed some light:

I received a phone call from Ryan in early October, 2015. It was only a week or so after I had made the drive two hours north to link up with Kyle and Stu at a Comeback Kid show in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. It had been a while since I had any communication with the guys, as no touring plans were in the immediate future.

After the formalities and courteous catching up on life, Ryan’s tone shifted. I already knew what was coming, I could feel it in his voice. He proceeded to inform me that the band collectively had decided to continue on with the original vocalist Jesse, which whom they had re-established their relationship with through performing together on the Malice X tour a few years prior.

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For those who don’t know how I came to join the band, I submitted an audition via Myspace of myself singing over an instrumental track off their first record. At that point, they asked me to come down to Madison, WI in order to do an in-person audition, and to pack like I wouldn’t be coming home for a while. After a week of auditions and rehearsals, it was official: This random kid from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada became the vocalist of his favorite band.

Everything was great in the honeymoon phase. Being on tour, in a different city every night, playing music to hundreds of people, sharing a stage with my idols…every….single….night. I was in no position to call any shots, nor did I want to. I was the new kid, and a literal stranger thrown into a world that was completely unknown to me. These guys had been touring together for years. They clearly had everything figured out. I was content in just being along for the wild ride.

Communication had never been the band’s strong suit. Although tempers never flared, feelings were rarely expressed. It felt like we would rather just bite our tongues, rather than butt heads in an effort to avoid confrontation. Quite simply, it was easier this way. I was guilty of it just the same.

Towards the end of an Australian tour, Stu and Kyle both announced their intentions to leave the band upon our return home. I remember Ryan and I having a conversation about the future of the band, and how he thought it should play out. Eventually he ended up recruiting Greg Thomas, who we had met while he was filling in on guitar for Shai Hulud. With Greg in the mix, it came time to start the writing process for what would become Absent Light.

Something changed in me during the writing of Absent Light. I felt like every decision was being made without my consideration. As if my opinion didn’t count for anything. Seven years, hundreds of shows, thousands of miles, and here I was still feeling like the new kid as I perceived to watch Greg waltz in and immediately get to start calling the shots alongside Ryan as to how things should sound, the recording process, the mix, etc.

That was the first time I could pinpoint that something wasn’t right. I found my mind constantly taking me to a dark place where I only had the ability to feel like a victim, and like everyone was out to get me. Every set of thoughts was illogical, and irrational.

Nothing made sense, but I still tried to justify my sporadic thought patterns. Rather than seek help, or make anyone aware, I shut down. I became distant, passive, and secluded. I had trouble sleeping, and staying focused. All motivation, creativity and passion seemed to vanish. I felt numb…..empty.

I contributed almost nothing to the lyrical content of Absent Light, as I simply couldn’t find the inspiration anymore. That same inspiration, which at one point flourished, had simply evaporated. I removed myself from the recording process of Absent Light and returned home to Regina, where I tracked the vocals in my home studio to the lyrics and vocal patterns that Ryan provided.

The album released a few months later, and a very light touring schedule was set up to support it. The runs were much shorter than what we were typically used to, but that didn’t seem to change anything. I was miserable on the road, completely disengaged from everyone.

I was content in being in a bubble 23 hours of the day, playing the show, and then returning to isolation. This wasn’t a healthy existence for me, or for the rest of the band members. I knew it. They knew it.

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Flash forward to a day after that phone call: I was angry. I felt used, discarded like a piece of trash tossed to the roadside out of a moving vehicle. “How dare they?!” For them to simply tell me my services were no longer required after essentially putting “real life” on hold, and investing 9 years into helping them to continue living out their dream.

No severance package, no two weeks notice, just simply: “welp…See ya later”. It’s taken a lot of time and self-reflection to realize their decision to remove me from the equation wasn’t out of malice (bad reference, I know), but as a necessity for both parties to be able to continue a healthy existence.

Up until recently, I hadn’t listened to a Misery Signals song since that phone call. The countless framed tour posters, magazine articles, vinyls had been collecting dust in a dark corner of my basement for years, rather than being out on display. It pained me to look at them, because I collectively associated them with the result of that conversation, and not the incredible memories and friendships that each of them represented.

In an attempt to heal, I’m letting go of the resentment. I’m taking ownership of the role I played, and the end result. I’m dusting off those posters, and hanging them on the wall, as I feel like I can finally show how proud I am of what I accomplished in that time.

To Ryan, Branden, Kyle, Stu & Greg: I haven’t had the opportunity to tell you I’m sorry. I’m not proud of what I let myself become, and ask that you forgive me for not having the strength to get the help I needed back then. Part of me wishes things could have been different, but most of me also thanks you for doing the right thing. I wish you nothing but the best of luck with Jesse and the new album. I’ll be one of the first to pre-order it.

To everyone else: I hope that by reading this, I haven’t let any of you down. If any of you are struggling with depression or anxiety, please make getting help a priority. Don’t let it go untreated. If you feel alone or like you have no one to talk to, please message me. I’d be happy to help in any way I can.

Writing this all out has actually been very therapeutic. To the point where I now feel the need to rephrase the very first sentence I wrote:

‘This year marks the 10th anniversary of what, by definition, is one of the greatest accomplishments of my life.’”

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House Of Atreus Reveals New Song, Album Details for “From the Madness of Ixion”

House of Atreus’ second album, “From the Madness of Ixion,” will be released on CD and vinyl LP formats on October 12 via Iron Bonehead Productions. The band has release the new track “Oath of the Horatii” for streaming online.

The tracklisting for House of Atreus’ “From the Madness of Ixion” is as follows:

1. The Madness of Ixion
2. Zealous Inequity
3. Oath of the Horatii
4. Cordelia
5. Call to Thee, Concubines
6. Ad Hominem
7. Prometheus Bound
8. Bonded Behind Supremacy

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Epic melodic death metallers Nothgard announce new album, ‘Malady X’

– August 9th, 2018 –

Launch title track as first single

Epic melodic death metallers Nothgard from Germany have finished the recordings for their new album Malady X and are proud to present the first song to the masses! Head over to metalblade.com/nothgard to check out the stunning video for the title track “Malady X” – where the record is also available for pre-order in the following formats:


–ltd. 1st ed. Digipak-CD
–box set (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–180g black vinyl
–dead gold marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–light grey marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–red/black marbled vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 120 copies)
–clear/black marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

Bandleader Dom R. Crey states: “With ‘Malady X‘, we have created an album that is both dark and serious, but on the other hand rife with catchy melodies – while not compromising our individual sound at all, on the contrary: I am sure we have defined the Nothgard-style more clearly than ever on this album. This is why we are really happy to present our first new material to you in the shape of a music video!”

The clip for “Malady X” was recorded in one take, meaning without interruptions and based on a specific choreography to make an authentic impression. The result is nothing less than breathtaking!

Dom R. Crey adds: “Of course, ‘Malady X‘ takes on an important role because it’s the title track. It represents everything that we, deep inside, find disturbing about society and current ways of thinking. We consciously address it in the lyrics – no-go’s and issues in daily life which should actually be perceived as such, but instead, we have lost awareness of them. Rather than standing in for our convictions, we choose to live according to false values.”

Nothgard has recorded Malady X at Def-Creation and & Southern Deathcult studios and called the renowned Jens Bogren (Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Kreator, Opeth, etc.) for mastering duties. The result is an album full of epic melodic death metal anthems!

Malady X track-listing
1. Voyage To Decay (Intro)
2. Malady X
3. Shades Of War
4. Guardians Of Sanity
5. Epitaph
6. Deamonium I
7. Serpent Hollow
8. Devil Will Know
9. Fall Of An Empire
10. Herald Of Death
11. Black Horizon
12. Eye For An Eye (ltd. Digi-CD bonus)
13. Ninja (ltd. Digi-CD bonus)

Nothgard will play special release shows at the end of October, along with friends Parasite Inc.. See below for dates!

Nothgard release shows
w/ Parasite Inc.

Oct. 26 – Jena, Germany – F-Haus
Oct. 27 – Markneukirchen, Germany – Warwick Music Hall
Oct. 31 – Linda, Germany – Vaudeville
Nov. 1 – Vocklabruck, Austria – Okh

Nothgard will also join forces with Finnish epic melodic death metallers Omnium Gatherum and Wolfheart for the “Burning Cold Over Europe 2018″ tour this November. See below for all dates!

Nothgard tour dates
w/ Omnium Gatherum, Wolfheart

Nov. 7 – Munich, Germany – Backstage
Nov. 8 – Hamburg, Germany – Kaiserkeller
Nov. 9 – Berlin, Germany – Bi Nuu
Nov. 10 – Stuttgart, Germany – ClubCANN
Nov. 11 – Prague, Czech Republic – Nova Chmelnice
Nov. 12 – Budapest, Hungary – Durer Kert 041
Nov. 13 – Vienna, Austria – Szene
Nov. 15 – Essen, Germany – Turock
Nov. 16 – London, United Kingdom – The Dome
Nov. 17 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – Baroeg
Nov. 18 – Vosselaar, Belgium – Biebop
Nov. 19 – Paris, France – Le Petit Bain
Nov. 21 – Madrid, Spain – Copernico
Nov. 22 – Barcelona, Spain – Boveda
Nov. 23 – Lyon, France – MJC O Totem
Nov. 24 – Lucerne, Switzerland – Schuur
Nov. 25 – Trier, Germany – Mergener Hof

Nothgard line-up:
Dom R. Crey – Vocals, Lead Guitar, Studio Keyboards
Skaahl – Guitars
Nico Kolja – Bass, Backing Vocals
Felix Indra – Drums

Photo credit: Andreas-Richter; Photoart-Peter Sallai

Nothgard online:
https://www.facebook.com/Nothgard
https://twitter.com/nothgard
https://www.instagram.com/nothgard
http://www.nothgard.com

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