Diablo Blvd Announces Break Up; Posts Final Music Video “The Song Is Over” Online

With four studio albums under their belt, headline tours, support slots for metal giants such as Machine Head, Epica, and Life Of Agony plus several appearances at Europe’s biggest festivals: Belgian dark rock outfit Diablo Blvd’s career has brought them countless remarkable events and made them travel back and forth across the continent. Sadly, the band has decided to call it quits. They recently issued the following statement:

“To all of you reading this message, we will start by announcing our first headline show ever at the legendary Ancienne Belgique venue on the 10th of December 2018. For some reason we never played the AB before so we’re absolutely thrilled to finally head over to one of Belgium’s most beautiful venues. No doubt this will be a night to remember especially because it will also be our last show ever. Yes, you’re reading this right: the DB is calling it a day.

“We can imagine this might come as a surprise to many of you. Even for us it feels unreal knowing that we are about to close a very important chapter in our lives. Over the last 13 years we’ve seen a lot of things come and go but we always did this our way. There’s no negativity here, there’s only love. We thank you all for your undying support and for giving us the time of our lives. We hereby invite you all to the Ancienne Belgique on the 10th of December for the final curtain. Ticket presale will start tomorrow (Friday 29th of June at 11AM) via abconcerts.be. Regarding all the booked summer shows: we cannot wait to continue our festival run and enjoy every last second of it. Looking forward to see you all out there.”

Alex, Andries, Kris, Tim & Jan”

The band has released a video for their last song, aptly titled “The Song Is Over”. It’s a compilation of live footage from Wacken, Graspop, 70000 Tons Of Metal, and many other festivals, shot between 2005 and 2018.

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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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Epica Posts “The Essence Of Silence” Music Video

The Dutch metallers from Epica have launched an official live video for “The Essence of Silence,” which was recorded live earlier this year during the European “Enigma” tour during the 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 will be hitting the road with Eluveitie this coming September for a North American trek. Full details at this location.

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CHANNEL ZERO stream “Burn The Nation” exclusively via Metal Hammer Germany!

– May 28th, 2014 –

“Kill All Kings” coming 20th of June! Bonus DVD announced for European release!

In collaboration with Metal Hammer Germany, CHANNEL ZERO have launched the second single from their new album “Kill All Kings“! Visiti metal-hammer.de HERE to listen to “Burn The Nation“!

Kill All Kings” will be released by Metal Blade worldwide (except for the Benelux region) the 20th of June as a Digipack CD witn bonus DVD and digital download. In North America, the album will be released on CD and digitally on June 24th.

The European edition of “Kill All Kings” includes the bonus DVD “Live at the Ancienne Belgique” recorded in 2010 featuring a full, multi-camera angle show including 16 songs! Head over to www.metalblade.com/channelzero to listen to “Electronic Cocaine” and pre-order a copy of the album.

CHANNEL ZERO started as a band in 1990 and have released five albums since then. CHANNEL ZERO is by far the most successful Metal band ever to come out of Belgium, critically acclaimed nationally as well as internationally.

In 2013 the band started to work on their 6th studio album, combined with playing at a handful of summer festivals to try out some of the new songs. On August 10 an unforeseen tragedy shook the entire metal community when drummer Phil Baheux was found dead in his home due to a rupture of an artery. The boyish, up-to-no good giant had always been the energetic center of the band. And when the remaining band members played a short acoustic set in honour of Phil at the Brussels Summer Festival it felt as the final end of the band.

But never give up, never surrender; that was Phil and more. So late fall 2013 the band decided to continue, honouring their friend and comrade. With the new album “Kill All KingsCHANNEL ZERO starts a new chapter in their impressive music career. Mikey seems to have become the riff DNA of the band and Franky challenges himself with ferocious vocal eruptions, even in his own dialect with the song “Duisternis” (= darkness). The tracks “Digital Warfare” and “Mind Over Mechanics” prove that CHANNEL ZERO is more combative than ever. And with Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour, Soulfly) on drums during the studio recordings they have someone worthy to continue Phil B’s legacy.

CHANNEL ZERO‘s 6th studio album shows a band combining technical workmanship with raw energy and groove. “Kill All Kings” is a thundering musical pinball game between Teutonic trash, snarling groove metal, elusive melodies and that typical and completely unique sharp CHANNEL ZERO edge we have come to love more than anything else.

Nothing is safe, we destroy it all” (“Army Of Bugs”): brace yourself. CHANNEL ZERO is coming for you as never before!

Kill All Kings” track listing:
01. Dark Passenger
02. Electronic Cocaine
03. Burn The Nation
04. Digital Warfare
05. Ego
06. Crimson Collider
07. Kill All Kings
08. Brother’s Keeper
09. Army Of Bugs
10. Mind Over Mechanics
11. Duisternis
12. Heart Stop


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Amenra Announces Record Release Show And More Live Dates

As “Mass V,” the titanic new album from Belgium’s Amenra, and first for new label home Neurot Recordings nears release this November, the band has unveiled new live appearances across Europe for the coming months. The following press release was issued about the shows:

“Amenra’s activity for 2012 will culminate in a record release show on December 22nd at Ancienne Belgique in Brussels. Supporting them will be Church of Ra band’s Oathbreaker and TBHR, with a very special aftershow by Scott Kelly. Edwin Pouncey will be speaking about subterranean metal and there will be a very special Church of Ra exhibition including monumental artwork, video, photography and more. Fans will be able to purchase a limited exclusive version of Mass V which will only be available at this show and through their own webstore.”

View a new trailer for the event, including previously unheard sounds from the new album, in the player below. Amenra’s upcoming tour dates are as follows:

9/22/2012 An Club – Athens, Greece
10/06/2012 Club Fabrica – Bucharest, Romania
10/27/2012 Hard Club – Porto, Portugal @ Amplifest
11/03/2012 Leeds University Union – Leeds, UK @ Damnation Festival
12/22/2012 Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, Belgium *record release show
4/19/2013 Patronaat Church – Tilburg, Netherlands @ Roadburn Festival
5/05/2013 Klub Firlej – Wroclaw, Poland @ Asymmetry Festival

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