UFOMAMMUT Premieres “Babel” From Their Upcoming Album Through Kerrang; 8 Nears Release Via Neurot Recordings

UFOMAMMUT shares “Babel,” the opening track from their upcoming eighth studio album, 8 – set forSeptember 22nd release via Neurot Recordings – through an exclusive premiere at Kerrang. About the new song “Babel” the members of UFOMAMMUT offer, “The track is based on Babel as Babylon, a biblical myth that explains why we all speak different languages. After the great flood, a united humanity […]

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UFOMAMMUT Premieres “Babel” From Their Upcoming Album Through Kerrang; 8 Nears Release Via Neurot Recordings

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Xandria Posts “Queen Of Hearts Reborn” Lyric Video

Napalm Records group Xandria is set to return to the road this fall in North America alongside labelmates Kobra and the Lotus. Also coming along for the ride is September Mourning.

The tour is set to kick off September 29th in Buffalo, NY and will run through October 21st in Atlanta, GA. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Ahead of that upcoming Xandria tour, the band just unveiled a brand new lyric video for the track “Queen Of Hearts Reborn,” off latest effort “Theater of Dimensions” (reviewed here).

Bassist Steven Wussow comments on the upcoming tour: “What would be more fitting after the great success of our 1st North American headlining run in may than doing a 2nd stretch in October? Right…nothing! Well, except doing another one with our buddies from Kobra and the Lotus! Hell Yeah!! So many cities we haven’t rocked so far! Well here we go again! Get your tickets NOW! Because THIS Is going to be AWESOME!”

9/29: Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
9/30: Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
10/2: Louisville, KY @ Trixie’s Entertainment Complex
10/4: Detroit, MI @ Token Lounge
10/6: Newport, MN @ Opinion Brewery
10/7: St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
10/8: Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
10/9: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
10/12: Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street
10/13: Lubbock, TX @ Jakes
10/14: Dallas, TX @ Trees
10/15: San Antonio, TX @ The Rock Box
10/18: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
10/19: Austin, TX @ Come and Take it Live
10/21: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

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Karmian Issues New Album Song Writing Update

Karmian has checked in with the following update about writing new material for an upcoming album:

“After the great gig in Brescia, we are ready to give you some news about the upcoming album, actually in the songwriting phase. Two songs are already finished. One of them, ‘Shadow of the Eagles,’ has been played live for the first time last Saturday.

“As we already said, the album will be about the Boii, a gallic tribe who conquered Northern Italy before the rise of the Roman Empire. The first song finished is called ‘They Burn.’ This song talks about the conquer of Bologne by the gallic tribes defeating the Etruscans approx on 390 B.C. The song, very fast and aggressive, describes the barbaric frenzy that crushed the Etruscans and portraits Felsina (Etruscan landmark of Bologne) put on fire.

“The second song completed, ‘Shadow of the Eagles,’ talks about the rise of the Romans. The song describes the battle of Sentinum (295 B.C.) that allowed Rome to unify Central Italy. After this battle, Boii and Rome were doomed to meet for the control of Northern Italy.

“Stay tuned for more songwriting reports, we also released a new video (the Twilight of the Thunder God cover, recorded live in Brescia the 8th of February) available below.”

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In Vain Joining Niflheim Festival Tour With Borknagar and Manegarm

In Vain will join the Niflheim Festival Tour 2014, March 7th – 15th, together with Borknagar, Månegarm, Ereb Altor, and Shade Empire.

Johnar Håland (In Vain) comments: “After the great reception of our latest release ‘Ænigma’, we are delighted to be back on tour in March. We are joining as special guests on the Niflheim Festival, which will be headlined by the Norwegian legends Borknagar, who are making a long awaited comeback as a touring band. The package is also including Månegarm, Ereb Altor and Shade Empire. See you on the road!”

07.03 – Erfurt, From Hell (DE)
08.03 – Oberhausen, Helvete (DE)
09.03 – Wroclaw, Alibi (PL)
10.03 – Berlin, K17 (DE)
11.03 – Budapest, Dürer Kert (HU)
12.03 – Montecchio Maggiore, E20 Underground (IT)
13.03 – Rome, Traffic (IT)
14.03 – Romagnano Sesia, Rock’n’Roll Arena (IT)
15.03 – Zürich, Dynamo (CH)

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PURSON “The Circle and the Blue Door” art revealed, pre-orders now available

– March 11th, 2013 –

Led by enigmatic vocalist/guitarist Rosalie Cunningham, London, England’s Purson are poised to erupt on the international underground with their new album, The Circle and the Blur Door. The lead single, Leaning on a Bear, is streaming now at metalblade.com/purson, where fans can also secure their pre-orders. European fans can order a limited 7″ single of Leaning on a Bear now at riseaboverecords.com. The Circle and the Blue Door is slated for release in North America on April 30th.

Leaning on a Bear has been transformed into a brand new music video by director Chris Martin. The video, which is as trippy and psychedelic as the band, is streaming on Purson’s youtube channel now: youtube.com/PursonMusic.

Rosalie Cunningham elaborates on the video: “We found this great place in Brixton, South London called Cafe Cairo that looks as though it has been transplanted there from the souk in Marrakesh. It was just perfect for a Purson video, so we invited some friends along, hung out, and played. Chris Martin shot and edited the video and my brother, William, treated the footage and added the trippy effects”.

About The Circle and the Blue Door:
The Circle And The Blue Door finds the missing link between Pentangle and Pentagram, by way of David Bowie’s dream reality and The Beatles’ feel for the perfect melody. And while it owes a debt to front woman Rosie Cunningham’s clear love of the late 60s and the early 70s, it is her poetic, evocative lyricism, tight song craft, sonorous vocal style and dedication to deep musicality that takes this wonderful album far beyond the waters of pastiche. Only an original mind could come up with a line like “ex dwellers of Spiderwood Farm, though they live here, they mean you no harm” – and set it against a mellotron solo.

Influences may be rooted in the classic period of late 60s / early 70s rock, but the lyrics reflect a young woman’s vision of the world. Rocking Horse is about retreating into the innocence of childhood, although in Rosie’s hands this takes on a sinister edge, with lines like: “in our own secret garden we play, I the spider and you the fly.” “It’s about remembering childhood in a hazy way,” she explains. As for the Bowie-esque Tragic Catastrophe, it describes her dreams of being a rock star and feeling like a girl out of time. “It starts with me as a kid, going through my dad’s 70s music magazines in the attic and being fascinated with these people, and wondering how on earth I could ever do guitar music today.”

She answers her own question with The Circle And The Blue Door, a fantastical rock classic with its own vision and purpose. And there are subtleties. Purson, named after the great god of Hell, may evoke the colour-saturated English countryside of early 70s Hammer Horror movies, but they do so with Beatles-esque sophistication, baroque charm and minor key reflection. The Circle And The Blue Door proves that those impossible dreams of the little girl in Tragic Catastrophe weren’t so impossible after all.

Purson is:
Rosalie Cunningham – Vocals, Lead Guitar
George Hudson – Guitars
Samuel Shove – Organ, Mellotron, Wurlitzer
Barnaby Maddick – Bass, BVs
Jack Hobbs – Drums

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PURSON release brand new video for “Leaning on a Bear”; new album to be released April 30th

– March 7th, 2013 –

Led by enigmatic vocalist/guitarist Rosalie Cunningham, London, England’s Purson are poised to erupt on the international underground with their new album, The Circle and the Blur Door. The first single, Leaning on a Bear, has been transformed into a brand new music video by director Chris Martin. The video, which is as trippy and psychedelic as the band, is streaming on Purson’s youtube channel now: youtube.com/PursonMusic.

Rosalie Cunningham elaborates on the video: “We found this great place in Brixton, South London called Cafe Cairo that looks as though it has been transplanted there from the souk in Marrakesh. It was just perfect for a Purson video, so we invited some friends along, hung out, and played. Chris Martin shot and edited the video and my brother, William, treated the footage and added the trippy effects”.

The Circle and the Blue Door is slated for release in North America on April 30th. Pre-orders and more information will be launched on Monday, March 11th at metalblade.com/purson. European fans can order the album at riseaboverecords.com.

About The Circle and the Blue Door:
The Circle And The Blue Door finds the missing link between Pentangle and Pentagram, by way of David Bowie’s dream reality and The Beatles’ feel for the perfect melody. And while it owes a debt to front woman Rosie Cunningham’s clear love of the late 60s and the early 70s, it is her poetic, evocative lyricism, tight song craft, sonorous vocal style and dedication to deep musicality that takes this wonderful album far beyond the waters of pastiche. Only an original mind could come up with a line like “ex dwellers of Spiderwood Farm, though they live here, they mean you no harm” – and set it against a mellotron solo.

Influences may be rooted in the classic period of late 60s / early 70s rock, but the lyrics reflect a young woman’s vision of the world. Rocking Horse is about retreating into the innocence of childhood, although in Rosie’s hands this takes on a sinister edge, with lines like: “in our own secret garden we play, I the spider and you the fly.” “It’s about remembering childhood in a hazy way,” she explains. As for the Bowie-esque Tragic Catastrophe, it describes her dreams of being a rock star and feeling like a girl out of time. “It starts with me as a kid, going through my dad’s 70s music magazines in the attic and being fascinated with these people, and wondering how on earth I could ever do guitar music today.”

She answers her own question with The Circle And The Blue Door, a fantastical rock classic with its own vision and purpose. And there are subtleties. Purson, named after the great god of Hell, may evoke the colour-saturated English countryside of early 70s Hammer Horror movies, but they do so with Beatles-esque sophistication, baroque charm and minor key reflection. The Circle And The Blue Door proves that those impossible dreams of the little girl in Tragic Catastrophe weren’t so impossible after all.

Purson is:
Rosalie Cunningham – Vocals, Lead Guitar
George Hudson – Guitars
Samuel Shove – Organ, Mellotron, Wurlitzer
Barnaby Maddick – Bass, BVs, BJs
Jack Hobbs – Drums

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Wintersun Announces European Tour Dates

Wintersun has just been confirmed to play several shows in the U.K. and Ireland in July 2013. The group will rock the stages in London, Manchester, Nottingham, Newcastle, Belfast, Dublin and Bristol. Wintersun comments:

“We’re very happy to announce a UK / Ireland Tour in July 2013! After the great reception we got during our last visit in UK at Bloodstock 2011 we’re really excited to finally return to your area with seven club shows in July! Hope to see you there!”

The band also is currently working on the follow-up to “Time I” (reviewed here), which is due for release next year.

30.05.13 Beastival – Geiselwind, Deutschland
21.06.13 Nummirock – Vainikkala, Finnland
22.06.13 Metalfest – Loreley St. Goarshausen, Deutschland
23.06.13 Hellfest – Clisson, Frankreich
24.06.13 Rockstar – Bilbao, Spanien
25.06.13 Caracol – Madrid, Spanien
26.06.13 Apolo 2 – Barcelona, Spanien
28.06.13 Tuska Open Air – Helsinki, Finnland
13.07.13 Castle Rock – M

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All Hail The Yeti Posts Trailer For New Self-Titled Album

AFM Records has signed Los Angeles-based metal quartet All Hail the Yeti, and the band’s self-titled debut album is now confirmed for North American release on August 28th. The band has documented the creation of the album, as well as the group’s overall whiskey-soaked, fight-fueled, locked-cocked-and-ready-to-rock approach, through a new trailer available below.

The album’s track listing is as follows:

1. Deep Creek
2. When the Sky Falls
3. Suicide Woods
4. The Weak and Wounded (Prelude to Flames)
5. After the Great Fire
6. Bloodguilt
7. The Art of Mourning
8. I Am Wendigod
9. Axe Murder Hollow
10. Ruby Ridge (Every Knee Shall Bow)
11. Judas Cradle

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All Hail The Yeti Releasing New Self-Titled Album

Los Angeles act All Hail The Yeti will be releasing a self-titled album via AFM Records on August 17th, 2012 in Europe and August 27th in North America. The cover artwork can be viewed below, and the track listing is:

1. Deep Creek
2. When the Sky Falls
3. Suicide Woods
4. The Weak and Wounded (Prelude to Flames)
5. After the Great Fire
6. Bloodguilt
7. The Art of Mourning
8. I Am Wendigod
9. Axe Murder Hollow
10. Ruby Ridge (Every Knee Shall Bow)
11. Judas Cradle

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The Prophecy 23 To Record Upcoming Album

Massacre Records has issued the following update about The Prophecy 23 working on new material for an upcoming album:

“After the great success of the The Prophecy 23’s debut album ‘To The Pit,’ our four trash metal maniacs meet up with canned beer, frozen pizza and tons of new ideas at their rehearsal room to get ready for the upcoming recording sessions of their new CD.”

Hannes (guitar, vocals) also added, “In the last few months we played a lot of concerts and partied intensively. This gave us a lot of inspiration. One I can tell you for sure: our next album will be dammed beersoaked and crazy!”

At the upcoming Wacken Open Air 2011, The Prophecy 23 will present the hits of its latest album as well as new material. Details on the Wacken Open Air festival are available by heading over here.

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