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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Metallica & Slipknot Australian/New Zealand Tour Announced

Metallica and Slipknot will be out together touring Australia and New Zealand this October with the below dates booked:

10/17 Perth, AUS – Optus Stadium
10/20 Adelaide, AUS – Adelaide Oval
10/22 Melbourne, AUS – Marvel Stadium
10/26 Sydney, AUS – ANZ Stadium
10/29 Brisbane, AUS – QSAC
10/31 Auckland, NZ – Mt. Smart Stadium

Tickets for the tour will go on sale on March 18th.

Says Metallica of the trek:

“It’s about time!! We’re more than excited to announce that we’ll be heading back to Australia and New Zealand in October. It’s been over six years since we last visited Australia and nine years since we were lucky enough to set foot in New Zealand… we’re long overdue!

This trip represents another new adventure for us during the WorldWired tour; it will be the first time we have ever headlined stadiums in Australia and New Zealand. To help us celebrate, our friends in Slipknot will be joining us for the journey.

All the perks of the current WorldWired Tour will be in place starting with the Wherever I May Roam Black Ticket we introduced a year ago in North America; just one ticket will allow floor access to any Metallica show in this part of the world. Black Ticket holders need only choose the show(s) they would like to attend and make an online reservation no less than 48 hours before the gig. A limited number of these Black Tickets* will be available for $598 AUD through CID Entertainment…”

We’re headed back Down Under in October and our friends in @Slipknot will be joining us! Tickets for our six-city tour in Australia and New Zealand go on sale Monday, March 18th.

Presale Info ? https://t.co/cUN2BmPhrV
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— Metallica (@Metallica) March 7, 2019

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Diamond Head Reveals New Album “The Coffin Train” Release Date

NWOBHM pioneers, Diamond Head, are thrilled to announce they have signed a worldwide record deal with international label Silver Lining Music.

Comments the band, “We’re delighted to be bringing the Diamond Head lightning to our new family at Silver Lining Music and honoured to be standing alongside a stable of established international talent, which includes such legends as Saxon, Europe, and Motörhead. This is the start of an exciting journey and we can’t wait to share it with you all.”

Adds Silver Lining Music, “We are beyond psyched to announce that we have struck legendary heavy metal gold by signing Diamond Head to the Silver Lining Music roster. The blend of Brian Tatler’s legendary chops with the exciting new visions of Rasmus Bom Andersen are electric indeed, and we look forward to the world discovering that for themselves with Diamond Head’s forthcoming new album, ‘The Coffin Train,’ out on May 24th, 2019. We are proud to offer you the chance to catch a ride on this train, so be sure to buy a ticket and get on board fast!”

Formed in 1976 under the riff-rolling leadership of guitarist Brian Tatler, Diamond Head would quickly establish themselves as a vanguard of the exploding New Wave Of British Heavy Metal scene. With their genre-defining debut album Lightning To The Nations, Diamond Head has influenced and opened gates for many metal bands.

Diamond Head will be touring Europe for most of 2019 and are confirmed on the lineup of two very special UK shows with NWOBHM giants, Saxon, which will take place on October 19th at the iconic Hammersmith in London and October 20th at the O2 Apollo in Manchester.

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Malphas Premiere New Lyric Video For “Floods (An Act of God)” From Latest Album “The 39th Spirit”

Philadelphia’s Malphas premiere a new animated lyric video for “Floods (An Act of God)”, taken from their latest album “The 39th Spirit”, which was released past October via Via Nocturna.

Check out now “Floods (An Act of God)” below.

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Windhand Posts New Music Video “First To Die” Online

Richmond, Virginia based doom metal outfit Windhand has posted a new music video online for the song, “First To Die.” You can check it out below. The video was directed by Philippe Grenade, while the song comes from the band’s fourth album, “Eternal Return,” which was released in October through Relapse Records.

“The inspiration for the video started with the lyrics, First you die, to be born,” Grenade explains. “I immediately saw the image of a woman suffocated by the crushing anxiety of a metropolis; drowning in the delirium and being forced through some sort of psychedelic death trip and coming out the other side with a new point of view. A psychic death and rebirth. The video expresses anxiety and transformation while honoring the beauty of Windhand’s music.”

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Fractal Universe reveals details for new album, ‘Rhizomes of Insanity’

– February 21st, 2019 –

Launches video for new single, “Oneiric Realisations”

On April 19th, Fractal Universe will release their new album, Rhizomes of Insanity, via Metal Blade Records. In anticipation of this release, the band has launched a video for the record’s first single, “Oneiric Realisations”, which can be viewed at: metalblade.com/fractaluniverse – where Rhizomes of Insanity can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–jewelcase-CD
–ltd. digipak-CD w/ bonus track (EU exclusive)
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–light yellow vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–yellow / white splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 120 copies)
–orange / red marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 150 copies)
* exclusive bundles with shirts, plus digital options are also available!

Fractal Universe comments: “Directed by Vincent Tournaud, the video was shot during 2 days of October 2018 at l’Autre Canal in Nancy, France.
A special attention was given to the lightings and color grading, which were designed to both match with the album artwork and catch the particular atmosphere of the song.”

Fractal Universe‘s sophomore full-length, Rhizomes of Insanity, hits as hard intellectually as it does sonically, affirming the French quartet’s place on the progressive death metal map. “‘Rhizomes of Insanity‘ is a concept album based on a thought experiment around the concept of insanity,” asserts vocalist/guitarist Vince Wilquin. “It questions the origins of it, and tries to define where we set its boundaries with ‘reason’. It eventually questions its place in our modern society and surmises that it has turned into an intrinsic, unavoidable but also necessary part of it and of every human being, which we’re trying to repress at all costs.” From start to finish, the album is an immersive, complex yet wholly accessible collection rich in melody, invention, and packed with decimating riffs – wielding ten tracks, all of which hit their mark.

Rhizomes of Insanity track-listing
1. Oneiric Realisations
2. Flashes of Potentialities
3. Rising Oblivion
4. A Reality to Foreclose
5. Masterpiece’s Parallelism
6. Parabola of Silence
7. Madness’ Arabesques
8. Architectural Aberrations
9. Fundamental Dividing Principle
10. Chiasmus of the Damned
11. Collective Engram – Unplugged (Bonus Track)

With a headline French tour scheduled for April followed by a European run later in the year, plus the intent to play as many festivals as possible this summer, metal fans can expect to hear a lot more from Fractal Universe in 2019 and beyond. “Since the beginning of the band, we’ve always given ourselves a 100% to offer our fans the best possible music and memorable live performances. With ‘Rhizomes of Insanity‘ and our forthcoming collaboration with Metal Blade Records, I believe we now have the perfect cards in hand to bring Fractal Universe to the next level.”.

Fractal Universe tour dates:
Apr. 19 – Nilvange, France – Le Gueulard+
Apr. 20 – Limours, France – Asylum Metal Fest
Apr. 23 – Nantes, France – La Scène Michelet
Apr. 25 – Toulouse, France – La Cave à Rock

Fractal Universe online:
https://www.fractaluniverseband.com
https://www.facebook.com/fractaluniverseband
https://twitter.com/FractalUni
https://www.instagram.com/fractaluniverseband
https://www.youtube.com/user/FractalUniverseMetal
https://fractaluniverseband.bandcamp.com/

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Fractal Universe reveals details for new album, ‘Rhizomes of Insanity’

– February 21st, 2019 –

Launches video for new single, “Oneiric Realisations”

On April 19th, Fractal Universe will release their new album, Rhizomes of Insanity, via Metal Blade Records. In anticipation of this release, the band has launched a video for the record’s first single, “Oneiric Realisations”, which can be viewed at: metalblade.com/fractaluniverse – where Rhizomes of Insanity can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–jewelcase-CD
–ltd. digipak-CD w/ bonus track (EU exclusive)
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–light yellow vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–yellow / white splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 120 copies)
–orange / red marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 150 copies)
* exclusive bundles with shirts, plus digital options are also available!

Fractal Universe comments: “Directed by Vincent Tournaud, the video was shot during 2 days of October 2018 at l’Autre Canal in Nancy, France.
A special attention was given to the lightings and color grading, which were designed to both match with the album artwork and catch the particular atmosphere of the song.”

Fractal Universe‘s sophomore full-length, Rhizomes of Insanity, hits as hard intellectually as it does sonically, affirming the French quartet’s place on the progressive death metal map. “‘Rhizomes of Insanity‘ is a concept album based on a thought experiment around the concept of insanity,” asserts vocalist/guitarist Vince Wilquin. “It questions the origins of it, and tries to define where we set its boundaries with ‘reason’. It eventually questions its place in our modern society and surmises that it has turned into an intrinsic, unavoidable but also necessary part of it and of every human being, which we’re trying to repress at all costs.” From start to finish, the album is an immersive, complex yet wholly accessible collection rich in melody, invention, and packed with decimating riffs – wielding ten tracks, all of which hit their mark.

Rhizomes of Insanity track-listing
1. Oneiric Realisations
2. Flashes of Potentialities
3. Rising Oblivion
4. A Reality to Foreclose
5. Masterpiece’s Parallelism
6. Parabola of Silence
7. Madness’ Arabesques
8. Architectural Aberrations
9. Fundamental Dividing Principle
10. Chiasmus of the Damned
11. Collective Engram – Unplugged (Bonus Track)

With a headline French tour scheduled for April followed by a European run later in the year, plus the intent to play as many festivals as possible this summer, metal fans can expect to hear a lot more from Fractal Universe in 2019 and beyond. “Since the beginning of the band, we’ve always given ourselves a 100% to offer our fans the best possible music and memorable live performances. With ‘Rhizomes of Insanity‘ and our forthcoming collaboration with Metal Blade Records, I believe we now have the perfect cards in hand to bring Fractal Universe to the next level.”.

Fractal Universe tour dates:
Apr. 19 – Nilvange, France – Le Gueulard+
Apr. 20 – Limours, France – Asylum Metal Fest
Apr. 23 – Nantes, France – La Scène Michelet
Apr. 25 – Toulouse, France – La Cave à Rock

Fractal Universe online:
https://www.fractaluniverseband.com
https://www.facebook.com/fractaluniverseband
https://twitter.com/FractalUni
https://www.instagram.com/fractaluniverseband
https://www.youtube.com/user/FractalUniverseMetal
https://fractaluniverseband.bandcamp.com/

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Gloryhammer Announces October UK Tour Dates

Gloryhammer are about to return from another epic quest, and they come bearing their new album, Legends From Beyond The Galactic Terrorvortex, due out late spring 2019 via Napalm Records! The galaxy waits in fear for the return of Angus McFife XIII, who fought the greatest battle the galaxy has ever heard of, against the evil sorcerer Zargothrax. All hope of the Kingdom of Fife lies in the strong arms and the infinite wisdom of their young prince.

And the mighty warriors of the galaxy have just announced an eight date headline tour of the UK and Ireland which kicks off in Heaven (the London one!) on October 18th, 2019 and ends in the mighty city of Dundee. Joining them are Beast In Black and Napalm label mates Wind Rose.

Gloryhammer on the tour:

“Mighty Warriors of the Galaxy! We are pleased to announce the next stop in the Intergalactic Terrortour, and Gloryhammer’s triumphant return to the United Kingdom and Ireland! This October, supported by Finnish metal titans Beast In Black and the Dwarven legions of Wind Rose, chaos will spread across the land, and one hell of a party will be had. Are you ready for epic battles?”

October 18 – London – Heaven
October 19 – Manchester – Club Academy
October 20 – Bristol – Swx
October 22 – Birmingham – The Mill
October 23 – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
October 24 – Dublin – Academy
October 25 – Glasgow – Slay
October 26 – Dundee – Church

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Gloryhammer Announces October UK Tour Dates

Gloryhammer are about to return from another epic quest, and they come bearing their new album, Legends From Beyond The Galactic Terrorvortex, due out late spring 2019 via Napalm Records! The galaxy waits in fear for the return of Angus McFife XIII, who fought the greatest battle the galaxy has ever heard of, against the evil sorcerer Zargothrax. All hope of the Kingdom of Fife lies in the strong arms and the infinite wisdom of their young prince.

And the mighty warriors of the galaxy have just announced an eight date headline tour of the UK and Ireland which kicks off in Heaven (the London one!) on October 18th, 2019 and ends in the mighty city of Dundee. Joining them are Beast In Black and Napalm label mates Wind Rose.

Gloryhammer on the tour:

“Mighty Warriors of the Galaxy! We are pleased to announce the next stop in the Intergalactic Terrortour, and Gloryhammer’s triumphant return to the United Kingdom and Ireland! This October, supported by Finnish metal titans Beast In Black and the Dwarven legions of Wind Rose, chaos will spread across the land, and one hell of a party will be had. Are you ready for epic battles?”

October 18 – London – Heaven
October 19 – Manchester – Club Academy
October 20 – Bristol – Swx
October 22 – Birmingham – The Mill
October 23 – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
October 24 – Dublin – Academy
October 25 – Glasgow – Slay
October 26 – Dundee – Church

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Gloryhammer Announces October UK Tour Dates

Gloryhammer are about to return from another epic quest, and they come bearing their new album, Legends From Beyond The Galactic Terrorvortex, due out late spring 2019 via Napalm Records! The galaxy waits in fear for the return of Angus McFife XIII, who fought the greatest battle the galaxy has ever heard of, against the evil sorcerer Zargothrax. All hope of the Kingdom of Fife lies in the strong arms and the infinite wisdom of their young prince.

And the mighty warriors of the galaxy have just announced an eight date headline tour of the UK and Ireland which kicks off in Heaven (the London one!) on October 18th, 2019 and ends in the mighty city of Dundee. Joining them are Beast In Black and Napalm label mates Wind Rose.

Gloryhammer on the tour:

“Mighty Warriors of the Galaxy! We are pleased to announce the next stop in the Intergalactic Terrortour, and Gloryhammer’s triumphant return to the United Kingdom and Ireland! This October, supported by Finnish metal titans Beast In Black and the Dwarven legions of Wind Rose, chaos will spread across the land, and one hell of a party will be had. Are you ready for epic battles?”

October 18 – London – Heaven
October 19 – Manchester – Club Academy
October 20 – Bristol – Swx
October 22 – Birmingham – The Mill
October 23 – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
October 24 – Dublin – Academy
October 25 – Glasgow – Slay
October 26 – Dundee – Church

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