Jill Janus Confirms She Will Remain Vocalist For Huntress

Following a statement by guitarist Blake Meahl clarifying the band had not broken up (prompted by various metal sites reporting that was the case), front woman Jill Janus has now issued this update about remaining with Huntress:

“Back to business! Yes, I am still the singer for Huntress. I’ve seen some heavy shit, but so often the things I say or do are misconstrued even by those closest to me.

“It is the end of an era for Huntress, we completed our trilogy, writing one album a year. I look forward to writing more Huntress records, and working on new musical projects I’ve been developing. The best is yet to come!”

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Serenity Announces “Codex Atlanticus” Album Release

Symphonic metal outfit Serenity will release “Codex Atlanticus” – the band’s fifth album – on January 29, 2015 via Napalm Records. The label comments:

“Leonardo Da Vinci is the center of attention here, but lovers of conspiracy theories, Illuminati and so forth will also rejoice when mastermind Georg Neuhauser gives free rein to his compositional genius. This album is full of monumental, movie score-ish orchestral arrangements mean riffing and lush melodies.”

Serenity also had this to say: “After 3 months of hard work, 150 unhealthy McDonalds meals and 200 bottles of Jägermeister we’re done – Opus finitum est – our 5th fulll length album ‘Codex Atlanticus’ is ready to conquer the universe! Inspired by the life of Leonardo Da Vinci we created a bombastic album with melodies that can easily fit as a soundtrack for ‘Game of Thrones!'”

1. Codex Atlanticus
2. Follow Me
3. Sprouts of Terror
4. Iniquity
5. Reason
6. My Final Chapter
7. Caught in a Myth
8. Fate of Light
9. The Perfect Woman
10. Spirit in the Flesh
11. The Order

Catch Serenity live with Xandria on these upcoming tour dates:

02.02.16 DE Hamburg, Logo
03.02.16 DE Aschaffenburg, Colos Saal
04.02.16 DE Munich, Backstage
05.02.16 AT Linz, Central
06.02.16 CH Solothurn, Kofmehl
07.02.16 IT Bosco Marengo, LIVE23
09.02.16 FR Paris, Divan Du Monde
10.02.16 UK London, The Underworld
11.02.16 NL Zaandam, De Flux
12.02.16 DE Bochum, Matrix
13.02.16 DE Magdeburg, Factory
14.02.16 DE Berlin, K17
16.02.16 CZ Zlin, Masters Of Rock Café
17.02.16 AT Vienna, Szene
18.02.16 DE Aalen, Rock it
19.02.16 DE Bamberg, Live-Club
20.02.16 DE Kaiserslautern, Kammgarn
21.02.16 BE Vosselaar, BIEBOB

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King Diamond: new video interview on VICE

– October 29th, 2015 –

Upcoming shows in Detroit and Philadelphia to be filmed for DVD

King Diamond sat down for a chat with Slayer‘s Kerry King while on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem fest this summer. Noisey was there with cameras in hand to capture the conversation. That “King vs. King” conversation can be viewed now at: http://noisey.vice.com/back-and-forth/king-diamond-slayer-kerry-king-back-and-forth

In other news, Philadelphia and Detroit have been selected as the cities at which King Diamond will film the live shows for the forthcoming DVD. The massive, multi-camera shoot, will be directed by Denise Korycki (Cannibal Corpse, Killswitch Engage), and will also include additional footage from multiple shows throughout the entire “Abigail in concert 2015″ tour. Tickets are on sale now for all shows, so pick them up soon before they sell out!

With special guest EXODUS
10/29 Denver, CO The Fillmore – http://goo.gl/6C0OCs
10/31 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex – https://goo.gl/JpkM5M
11/02 San Francisco, CA The Warfield – http://goo.gl/biXyTA
11/04 San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park – http://goo.gl/X1sQjW (Holy Grail supporting)
11/05 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern – SOLD OUT
11/06 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern – http://goo.gl/zlDk5r
11/08 Tucson, AZ The Rialto Theatre – https://goo.gl/YBFZJm
11/09 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues – http://goo.gl/LJwmt6
11/13 San Antonio, TX The Aztec Theatre – https://goo.gl/Plc5Ta
11/15 New Orleans, LA The Civic Auditorium – http://goo.gl/t2G4Ch
11/16 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle – http://goo.gl/BFuTBG
11/19 New York, NY PlayStation Theater – http://goo.gl/SWOudU
11/20 New York, NY PlayStation Theater – SOLD OUT
11/21 New York, NY PlayStation Theater – SOLD OUT
11/23 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE – http://goo.gl/9XOvi8 (Electric Citizen supporting)
11/24 Boston, MA Orpheum – http://goo.gl/h043ID
11/25 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore – http://goo.gl/wllzSz
11/27 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom – http://goo.gl/1AiiKl
11/28 Detroit, MI The Fillmore – http://goo.gl/yKts3u
11/30 Minneapolis, MN Myth – http://goo.gl/gHYBMh
12/02 Tulsa, OK Club Brady – http://goo.gl/MJNpKe
12/04 Houston, TX House of Blues – http://goo.gl/bKznKr
12/05 Dallas, TX House of Blues – http://goo.gl/hACjzK

King Diamond online:

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Long In The Tooth – New Single – Ballad of Jewels

Sacramento rockers, Long In The Tooth, are releasing their first single from their upcoming CD.  The yet unnamed CD is due out in December.  The single from this CD is a beautiful ballad entitled, Ballad of Jewels.  According to Joe ?MachineGun Moody? ? ?As the band, LITT, we feel that the tune, Ballad of Jewels, […]

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My Heart To Fear Premieres New Unmastered Song “The Draft” From Upcoming New Album

Williamsport, PA metallers My Heart To Fear premieres a new raw unmixed and unmastered song entitled “The Draft”, taken from the upcoming new album.

Check out now “The Draft” below.

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Cryptopsy Premieres Pre-Release Stream Of Upcoming EP “The Book of Suffering Tome 1”

Montreal extreme metallers Cryptopsy premiere the pre-release full-album stream of their upcoming new EP “The Book of Suffering Tome 1”, which will be out in stores October 30th.

Check out now the entire new EP “The Book of Suffering Tome 1” below.

States the band:

“We are extremely proud of the new material – it is some of the most brutal, dark and technical music we have ever created.”

You can also check out Cryptopsy’s latest music video for “Detritus (the one they kept)”, which is the first track from the upcoming EP, below.

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Xul Posts “Hordes Of Black” Lyric Video

Xul just released an official lyric video for “Hordes Of Black,” created by Alan Costa of Arte Master – check it out below.

“Hordes Of Black” is taken from Xul’s debut album “Malignance” available through Redefining Darkness Records. To hear more Xul, check out the group’s video for “Orbit Of Nemesis” at this location.

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Poison Tongues Streaming Full “For Freedom’s Sake” EP

Detroit hardcore powerhouse Poison Tongues is now playing the band’s entire new “For Freedom’s Sake” EP online as the record hits the streets this week via Fast Break! Records.

Formed by a cast of hardcore veterans having done time with Earthmover, The Alliance, Cast In Fire, Hyde, Bale, Without Warning, Bloody Knuckle Combat, All My Blood and others, Poison Tongues brings the hardened sound of 1990s hardcore back to life from the ashes of Detroit.

Priding themselves on the art of true storytelling on “For Freedom’s Sake,” the member of Poison Tongues bring the past, present and future into an uninterrupted glimpse of honest, sharpened, legitimate hardcore set to define our times. Be sure to also catch the group performing live on these dates:

11/07/2015 Corktown Tavern – Detroit, MI Benefit Show($10 Donation + bring coats for donation)
12/18/2015 TBA – Detroit, MI w/ Cold As Life

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Epica Posts “Unchain Utopia” Live Music Video

Epica just launched an official live video for “Unchain Utopia,” which was recorded live earlier this year during a sold-out show at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium.

The video was shot and edited by Jens De Vos and his team at Panda Productions. The show was recorded by Ace Zec and mixed by Epica producer Joost Van Der Broek.

Epica is currently on tour in Europe with Eluveitie and Scar Symmetry, and will also be headed to North America with Moonspell in January and February.

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Night Viper Streaming New Song “The Hammer”

The heavy metal warlords from Night Viper today premiere new track “The Hammer” online. The track hails from the band’s self-titled debut album, set for international release on December 4, 2015 via Svart Records.

Plans are already underway for European tours and festival appearances throughout 2016, but in the meantime, hear the sound of “The Hammer” below.

“We love it,” says guitarist Tom Sutton of the album. “We recorded all the basic tracks live together, and I think you can really hear the excitement in the room. It’s very organic-sounding, and will remind people of the heavy metal classics they love, while still being very current and very unique. It’s not a tribute to any era in any way. There’s elements of ‘Kill ’em All’ era Metallica, Judas Priest, Entombed, and the more metal side of Motörhead, along with some Pentagram or Coven-type spookiness.

“This is just a pure and honest representation of how we sound. Each song really has its own personality, and the melodies are super-catchy. The differences in style and influences between the two guitarists, Emil and I, give the album a lot of texture, I think. If there’s a solo that sounds like cat with its tail on fire, that’s me, and if there’s something with a beautiful twirling melody to it, that’s probably Emil. Ruben sounds totally thumping on bass, and Jonna plays with a swing that isn’t heard in metal much these days. And for those who haven’t heard Sofie Lee sing yet, you really are in for a treat. We can’t wait for people to hear it. There will be bangovers!”

1. Night Viper
2. The Hammer
3. Curse of a Thousand Deaths
4. Run For Cover
5. Warrior Woman
6. Faces in the Mirror
7. Never Be Enslaved
8. Dagger In Hand
9. The Wolverine

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