Exhumed Added To 70000 Tons Of Metal 2018

American death metal favourites Exhumed has been announced as the latest band to be announced for the original heavy metal cruise, 70000 Tons Of Metal. This addition takes the list of confirmed bands to 44, with 16 more bands still to be announced. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands are as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Alestorm
Amberian Dawn
Battle Beast
Benediction
Benighted
Beyond Creation
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Enslaved
Evergrey
Exciter
Exhumed
Freedom Call
Goatwhore
Gyze
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Kreator
Masterplan
Meshuggah
Metal Church
Naglfar
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Primal Fear
Rhapsody
Sabaton
Samael
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sinister
Sirenia
Sonata Arctica
Swallow The Sun
Threshold
Voivod
Witchery
Wolfchant
Wolfheart

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Sirenia Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal 2018

Norwegian gothic metal act Sirenia are the latest band to be confirmed for the original heavy metal cruise, 70000 Tons Of Metal. This addition takes the list of confirmed bands to 43, with 17 more bands still to be announced. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands are as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Alestorm
Amberian Dawn
Battle Beast
Benediction
Benighted
Beyond Creation
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Enslaved
Evergrey
Exciter
Freedom Call
Goatwhore
Gyze
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Kreator
Masterplan
Meshuggah
Metal Church
Naglfar
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Primal Fear
Rhapsody
Sabaton
Samael
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sinister
Sirenia
Sonata Arctica
Swallow The Sun
Threshold
Voivod
Witchery
Wolfchant
Wolfheart

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Amberian Dawn Added To 70000 Tons Of Metal 2018

Finnish symphonic metal outfit Amberian Dawn has been announced as the latest band to be announced for the original heavy metal cruise, 70000 Tons Of Metal. This addition takes the list of confirmed bands to 42, with 18 more bands still to be announced. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands are as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Alestorm
Battle Beast
Benediction
Benighted
Beyond Creation
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Enslaved
Evergrey
Exciter
Freedom Call
Goatwhore
Gyze
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Kreator
Masterplan
Meshuggah
Metal Church
Naglfar
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Primal Fear
Rhapsody
Sabaton
Samael
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sinister
Sonata Arctica
Swallow The Sun
Threshold
Voivod
Witchery
Wolfchant
Wolfheart

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New Album “Never Seen Again” Announced By Starblind

Swedish metal act Starblind returns with the third album “Never Seen Again.” The album drops on November 24th via Pure Steel Records.

The musical direction of “Never Seen Again” is close to Iron Maiden, but of course with the band’s own unique style influences. Since “Dying Son” in 2015, some points changed, especially with the addition of new vocalist Marcus Sannefjord Olkerud (ex-Rocka Rollas), who is able to sing with broad ranging power.

The track listing and album artwork are as follows:

1. The Everlasting Dream Of Flight
2. The Shadow Out Of Time
3. Pride And Glory
4. Eternally Bound
5. Tears Of A Soldier
6. Never Seen Again
7. Avarice (The Fourth Circle)
8. Demon Rider
9. Insanity And Genius
10. The Last Stand

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Divinity Recruits Second Guitarist Gord Olson

Divinity just announces the addition of 2nd guitarist Gord Olson to the band line-up. Olson is a dedicated and talented 7-string shredder who is endorsed by Schecter Guitars and is also currently active in numerous projects such as Ye Goat-Herd Gods and Demisery.

Vocalist Sean Jenkins comments: “The band had originally asked Gord to join the band about four years ago, but timing and commitment didn’t work out. Recently, about 2 months ago, Gord was hanging out at a jam session and by the end of it we all sort of realized that the opportunity for Gord to learn some songs and start jamming was now possible. Gord really took bull by the horns and has learned a 10-song live set in a matter of just weeks… and he’s nailing it; really adding another huge layer of thickness and some killer leads too! We couldn’t be more stoked to have dual guitarists again!”

Divinity will embark on a dual album release tour with Vancouver, BC’s Expain. The tour will be in promotion of Divinity’s latest album “The Immortalist,” along with Expain’s forthcoming EP “Pinching Nerves.”

September 21 – Innisfail, AB – The Zoo
September 22 – Edmonton, AB – Mercury Room – info
September 23 – Calgary, AB – Distortion – info
September 24 – Lethbridge, AB – Cornucopia (ALL AGES)
September 25 – Drumheller, AB – Neighbours’ Corner Pub
September 26 – Banff, AB – Hoodoo

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Divinity Recruits Second Guitarist Gord Olson

Divinity just announces the addition of 2nd guitarist Gord Olson to the band line-up. Olson is a dedicated and talented 7-string shredder who is endorsed by Schecter Guitars and is also currently active in numerous projects such as Ye Goat-Herd Gods and Demisery.

Vocalist Sean Jenkins comments: “The band had originally asked Gord to join the band about four years ago, but timing and commitment didn’t work out. Recently, about 2 months ago, Gord was hanging out at a jam session and by the end of it we all sort of realized that the opportunity for Gord to learn some songs and start jamming was now possible. Gord really took bull by the horns and has learned a 10-song live set in a matter of just weeks… and he’s nailing it; really adding another huge layer of thickness and some killer leads too! We couldn’t be more stoked to have dual guitarists again!”

Divinity will embark on a dual album release tour with Vancouver, BC’s Expain. The tour will be in promotion of Divinity’s latest album “The Immortalist,” along with Expain’s forthcoming EP “Pinching Nerves.”

September 21 – Innisfail, AB – The Zoo
September 22 – Edmonton, AB – Mercury Room – info
September 23 – Calgary, AB – Distortion – info
September 24 – Lethbridge, AB – Cornucopia (ALL AGES)
September 25 – Drumheller, AB – Neighbours’ Corner Pub
September 26 – Banff, AB – Hoodoo

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Rockshots Records Inks Deal With Noturnall, New Album “9” This Fall

Rockshots Records is excited to announce the addition of the Brazilian prog/power metal band Noturnall to the label’s roster!

Formed by very known and established musicians, the combo consists of Thiago Bianchi (Vocals), Fernando Quesada (Bass), Léo Mancini (Guitars) – all former members of Shaman – along with Juninho Carelli (Keyboards) and drummer Aquiles Priester (ex-Angra).

The band has come back with the third album “9,” which brings the roots back to the band’s members (Angra /Shaman), but with a heavier and more modern vocal and instrumental lines. “9” is a collection of the best moments from the members’ old bands, and what stood out from the previous albums of Noturnall. “9” will be officially released on October 27, 2017 via Rockshots Records.

Moreover, the album features guitarist Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob ,Sonic Stomp) who had a brief period as a band member, contributing to the song “Wake Up,” one of the highlights of this work.

The first single “Hearts As One” is already available in the player at the bottom. The track listing and album artwork can be found here:

1. Hey
2. Change
3. Wake Up!
4. Moving On
5. Mysterious
6. Hearts As One
7. What You Waiting For
8. Shadows
9. Pain

Check out “Hearts As One” here:

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All Pigs Must Die Releasing New Album “Hostage Animal”

All Pigs Must Die will release third LP, “Hostage Animal,” through Southern Lord on October 27th. Today bludgeoning new track “A Caustic Vision” also comes online and can be heard below.

“Hostage Animal” is a ten-song album that distills aggressive music to its purest tenets. The band is now a five-piece with the addition of Brian Izzi (Trap Them) on guitar alongside Kevin Baker (The Hope Conspiracy), Ben Koller (Converge), Matt Woods (Bloodhorse), and Adam Wentworth (Bloodhorse).

1. Hostage Animal
2. A Caustic Vision
3. Meditation of Violence
4. Slave Morality
5. End Without End
6. Blood Wet Teeth
7. Moral Purge
8. Cruelty Incarnate
9. The Whip
10. Heathen Reign

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Sliptrick Records Inks Deal With Eternal Silence For New Album

Italian symphonic metal act Eternal Silence signed on with Sliptrick Records for the release of the upcoming new album “Mastermind Tyranny.”

Eternal Silence combines elements of heavy and power metal, such as strong guitar riffs and a thunderous rhythmic section mixed with elements taken from symphonic music, such as massive orchestrations and choirs, plus the addition of some electronic instruments. To complete the sound, Eternal Silence have two lead vocalists, Marika Vanni and the guitarist Alberto Cassina, who alternate and entwine their vocal parts.

“Mastermind Tyranny” is the band’s third studio album following “Raw Poetry” in 2013 and “Chasing Chimera” in 2015. The new album expands upon the group already original style with more evolved and refined musical compositions.

More information is expected soon.

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Eindhoven Metal Meeting Completes 2017 Festival Lineup

With the addition of Czech experimental black metal Master’s Hammer, the line-up for Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2017 is now complete. The ninth edition of Netherlands’ longest-running indoor extreme metal festival will take place on Friday the 15th & Saturday the 16th of December 2017 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven.

The festival is also proud to reveal its day-by-day schedule, which is subject to changes as always. A total of 34 bands will make their appearance at the festival. Regular combi and day tickets are available at the festival website here. The complete line-up per day is as follows:

Friday 15th December 2017

MY DYING BRIDE (UK)
CARPATHIAN FOREST (NO)
BLASPHEMY (CA)
CULT OF FIRE (CZ)
DOOL (NL)
BAPTISM (FI)
DISHARMONIC ORCHESTRA (AT)
SPASM (CZ)
PENTACLE (NL)
DIABOLICAL (SE)
ENDEZZMA (NO)
ANTROPOMORPHIA (NL)
VERWOED (NL)
HAUNTED (IT)
DYSTOPIA (NL)

Saturday 16th December 2017

VENOM (UK)
CORONER (CH)
MASTER’S HAMMER (CZ)
TANKARD (DE)
DESTRÖYER 666 (AU)
MERCILESS (SE) – Last show ever!
GAAHLS WYRD (NO)
EXTREME NOISE TERROR (UK)
DARKANE (SE)
THE GREAT OLD ONES (FR)
JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES (FI)
OUR SURVIVAL DEPENDS ON US (AT)
BALFOR (UA)
DISTILLATOR (NL)
AUDN (IS)
ANOMALIE (AT)
DARKFALL (SE)
MORTAL STRIKE (AT)
SABIENDAS (DE)

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