War Of Ages, Convictions & Earth Groans North American Tour Planned

War Of Ages, Convictions & Earth Groans will be touring together next year as part of ‘The Alpha Tour‘. Dates and venues for the run will be announced in early 2018.

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New Self-Titled Album Detailed By Alpha Tiger

An old rule says that musicians usually write their best material when they leave all commercial considerations; market analyses and the public’s supposed expectations aside and simply follow their innermost artistic instinct. Which is precisely how Alpha Tiger from Freiberg in Saxony went about writing and recording the most recent oeuvre, and the result is an offering that’s as impressive as it is surprising: the latest, self-titled release sounds rock-oriented and melodic, anthemic and diverse, and – thanks to its completely analogue production – wonderfully organic. “This is the album that I’ve always wanted to make,” explains Peter Langforth, the band’s guitarist and songwriter. “It’s definitely our most mature and grown-up release to date.”

Mind you, the omens didn’t seem to bide all that well, seeing that Alpha Tiger had to come to terms with the departure of their previous vocalist immediately after the completion of the 2015 album “iDentity.” Luckily the short, intense search via social media produced the solution to the problem, a kind of singing savior named Benjamin Jaino.

Jaino joined Alpha Tiger in summer 2015 and immediately underwent a real endurance test: without much time for preparations, he found himself performing live on stage alongside his new colleagues Langforth, Alexander Backasch (guitar), Dirk Frei (bass) and David Schleif (drums) only a few weeks after his enlistment, supporting Alpha Tiger shortly afterwards on their joint European tour with Battle Beast. “This way, Benjamin had already fifty shows with us under his belt when we started working on the new album. So we knew what to do to make the new material suit his voice,” Langforth describes the challenge that the band faced and praises the new band member’s commitment: “Benjamin identifies totally with Alpha Tiger and delivered an awesome performance at the studio. His vocals are full of emotion, he literally screamed his heart out.”

“Alpha Tiger” will be available at physical and digital stores from August 25th on CD Digi (+ poster), 2LP plus CD, download and stream, before that the new digital single and video for “Comatose” will be released by the end of June.

The album was recorded and mixed by Richard Behrens, guest musicians were organist Johannes Walenta and Berlin bands Street Hawk and Space Chaser (the choir vocals on ´My Dear Old Friend` & ´Singularity`). “It had always been my dream to record an album totally analogue with a real tape machine,” confesses Langforth, who struck lucky at Berlin’s Big Snuff Studio. “We’d rehearsed the material ad nauseam beforehand and then recorded all basic tracks practically live. This way, we’ve come up with a record that we’re all totally happy with and that’s honest and hand-made in the true sense of the word.” No doubt about it: the band’s fans will be just as happy!

The track listing is as follows:

1. Road To Vega 02:05
2. Comatose 05:09
3. Feather In The Wind 05:35
4. Singularity 04:20
5. Aurora 04:56
6. To Wear A Crown 04:57
7. Vice 04:40
8. Welcome To Devil’s Town 05:44
9. My Dear Old Friend 05:56
10. If The Sun Refused To Shine 05:53
11. The Last Encore 04:54

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Helstar To Release “Vampiro” Album

Alpha Omega Management is extremely delighted to announce that heavy metal monsters Helstar just joined its roster family, and the band has also signed a contract with Megadeth bassist David Ellefson’s EMP Label Group.

Helstar’s lastest effort “This Wicked Nest” came out to the masses in April 2014, promising the band’s powerful return to the scene. Currently Helstar is preparing to unleash new masterpiece, entitled “Vampiro,” an opus spinning tales of various blood sucking fiends.

First single “Black Cathedral” will be released on April 9th and “Vampiro” is being mixed by Bill Metoyer. Comments Helstar frontman James Rivera:

“It’s with great pleasure that Helstar is proud to announce we will be working with Alpha Omega Management group. With a team like this that has satellite offices around the globe, we definitely feel the band will receive the exposure and promotion we deserve. This all was instigated by our life long friend and producer Bill Metoyer who recently joined the Alpha Omega team weeks prior to our decision to work with him in this sense on top of him still mixing our music to this day. Alpha Omega! Let’s conquer new and bigger horizons!!!”

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Burning Rome Posts “The New Era Begins” Album Teaser

Burning Rome was formed in 2015 in Turin (Italy) was born from the ashes of the band Middle Man Theory. The band is set to release upcoming album “The New Era Begins” in April 2016 via Underground Symphony.

A teaser and lyric video for the album are available below. In further news, Burning Rome is confirmed as opening act for these upcoming U.D.O. and Anvil shows:

After recently signing to Alpha Omega Management, Burning Rome vocalist Jago commented: “This is a great period for Burning Rome, what you may call ‘a great beginning’! We are proud to be part of the great Alpha Omega family and to perform our new songs live playing as supporting act for UDO!”

Burning Rome consists of:

Beppe ‘Jago’ Careddu – Voice
Luko – Lead guitars
Six – Rhythm guitars
Nicola ‘Nic13’ Baglivi – Bass guitars
Marzio Francone – Drums

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Theatres Des Vampires Working On New Album

The Italian gothic metal icons from Theatres Des Vampires are currently in the studio, working towards their 10th studio album, which is set to be released in 2016. More details about this impending album and the schedule of a new tour will be announced soon.

Comments the band: “Theatres des Vampires are proud to announce a new great collaboration with Alpha Omega management. We are sure this important partnership will bring us great results. Together with Alpha Omega team we will surely give our best for the next years. There’s a lot of work to do and Alpha omega is ready to go on with us in the best way!

“2016 will be a very important year for Theatres des Vampires. There will be the release of our new album after about 2 years off, working hard In the Temple of Noise recording studio with our producer and sound engeneer Christian Ice. We are very proud and excited about the final result and we are ready, together with Alex, Rob, Tarja and all Alpha Omega Management, to bring our music around the world once again, including places where we’ve ever been before… So.. Wait for us, Vampires Are Back!”

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Kombur Releasing Final Album “I Am Alpha”

Imminence Records’ French death metal outfit Kombur will be releasing the follow-up to 2013 EP “Catharsis” on December 18th. The release, entitled “I Am Alpha,” will be the band’s first, and last, full-length as the group disbanded earlier in 2015 after touring for two straight years in over ten different countries.

Vocalist Pierre Barre comments: “It was certainly the best thing that Kombur had the opportunity of signing to an American label. Imminence Records and its staff have done an incredible job for making this release happen, even after we had disbanded, and we are really happy to have our album out with them.”

1. I Am Alpha
2. Challenge The Clock
3. My Last Goodbye
4. Asymetric
5. When Comes The Sun
6. The Way I Breath
7. The Fallen
8. I’ll Never Fall
9. Prisms
10. Seasons
11. Golden Age

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Periphery Posts 3rd “Juggernaut” Webisode: Interview with Mark Holcomb

Part 3 of Periphery’s “Juggernaut” webisodes is now available on YouTube. Watch the video below to hear guitarist Mark Holcomb’s thoughts on the upcoming double record including some scenes to chuckle about at the end.

“Juggernaut: Alpha” and “Juggernaut: Omega” is due out through Sumerian Records on January 27th, 2015.

Periphery has posted also a new track from the upcoming double album “Juggernaut: Alpha” earlier this week called “22 Faces”. Check it out below.

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New Track “22 Faces” Streaming From Periphery

Periphery is streaming another new track from the upcoming double album “Juggernaut: Alpha” and “Juggernaut: Omega,” which is due out on January 27th via Century Media Records.

The track listing for the release is:

“Juggernaut: Alpha”:

1. A Black Minute
2. MK Ultra
3. Heavy Heart
4. The Event
5. The Scourge (streaming here)
6. Alpha
7. 22 Faces
8. Rainbow Gravity
9. Four Lights
10. Psychosphere

“Juggernaut: Omega”:

1. Reprise
2. The Bad Thing (streaming here)
3. Priestess
4. Graveless
5. Hell Below
6. Omega
7. Stranger Things

Check out “22 Faces” here:

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Periphery Streaming New Song “The Bad Thing”

Periphery plans to release a double album January 2015 called “Juggernaut: Alpha” and “Juggernaut: Omega”. A first track of “Juggernaut: Alpha” titled “The Scourge” was released a few weeks ago. Today the band offers a first taste of “Juggernaut: Omega” as the band released the new clip for the track “The Bad Thing”.

You can now check out “The Bad Thing” below.

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Periphery Streaming Webisode #1 Interview With Matt Halpern

Progressive metal band Periphery will release dual albums, “Juggernaut: Alpha” and “Juggernaut: Omega”, in North America on January 27, 2015 via Sumerian Records and one day earlier internationally through Century Media Records.

The band posted “Webisode #1 – Interview with Matt Halpern – Juggernaut: Alpha/Omega” today.

Explains Periphery founder and guitarist Misha Mansoor: “This is new ground and it’s exciting. It’s a way to shake things up. Everyone contributed to everything, even if it wasn’t his instrument. It wasn’t about confrontation. Everyone was focused on creating a really cool album.”

You can now stream the interview below.

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