Overkill Announces Live Album, “Live In Overhausen”

Legendary New Jersey thrashers Overkill have announced that they will release their ‘Live In Overhausen’ album on May 18th, 2018 via Nuclear Blast.

Celebrating the band’s history, “Live In Overhausen” captured not one but two album anniversaries. Fans assembled on April 16th, 2016 at Turbinenhalle 2 in Oberhausen, Germany for the 25th Anniversary of “Horrorscope” and 30th Anniversary of where it all began, “Feel The Fire.” A full night of ‘Kill from the past played loud and in its entirety!

Bobby Blitz comments, “From the stage to your eyes and ears! ‘Live In Overhausen’, celebrating ‘Feel the Fire’ and ‘Horrorscope’ in one, filmed/recorded concert, in Germany, from 2016. A rare, two hour look at what has transpired over three decades in one of the world’s hotbeds of Metal. Hang on to your hats kids, it’s going to be a ‘THRASHY-RIDE’!”

Track Listing For “Live In Overhausen”:
1. Coma
2. Infectious
3. Blood Money
4. Thanx For Nothin’
5. Bare Bones
6. Horrorscope
7. New Machine
8. Frankenstein
9. Live Young Die Free
10. Nice Day – for a Funeral
11. Soulitude
12. Raise The Dead
13. Rotten To The Core
14. There’s No Tomorrow
15. Second Son
16. Hammerhead
17. Feel The Fire
18. Blood and Iron
19. Kill at Command
20. Overkill
21. Fuck You

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Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons Releases New Music Video, “Welcome To Hell”, Announces Shows With Ugly Kid Joe

Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons, led by the legendary long time Motorhead guitarist, have released a brand new single and video for “Welcome To Hell.” You can check it out below. The track is the second single taken from the band’s upcoming debut album, “The Age Of Absurdity,” out on January 26th.

The band are also pleased to announce that they will be supporting Ugly Kid Joe on their 5-date UK run in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of “Americas Least Wanted.” Dates as follows:

April 17th – Manchester Academy
April 18th – The Garage, Glasgow
April 19th – O2 Institute Birmingham
April 20th – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
April 21st – Concorde 2, Brighton

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New Video Clip “Upon Shadows Fatal Stigma Of The Realist” Issued By Upon Shadows

To celebrate the 15th Anniversary, female black/gothic metal Upon Shadows is releasing a book that contains all the band’s lyrics, complete album information, pictures and a detailed bio which was written by Kosta Bayss from Canada’s Goetic Records. The book can be ordered at Amazon.com or at www.lulu.com, but is also available in pdf for free download at this location.

Upon Shadows has also published a brand new video for the latest single “Fatal Stigma Of The Realist,” which you can check out right here:

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Lyric Video For New Song “Where Echoes Gather, Pt. 1: Beneath The Giant” Available From Communic

Norwegian progressive/power metal act Communic released a lyric video for the new song “Where Echoes Gather, Pt. 1: Beneath The Giant.” The song is lifted from the new album “Where Echoes Gather,” expected for release on October 27th via AFM Records.

“Where Echoes Gather” will be available as a digipak and limited colored vinyl (250 units gold, 250 red/marbled. The track listing is:

1. The Pulse of the Earth, Pt. 1: The Magnetic Center
2. The Pulse of the Earth. Pt. 2: Impact Of The Wave
3. Where Echoes Gather, Pt. 1: Beneath The Giant
4. Where Echoes Gather, Pt. 2: The Underground Swine
5. Moondance
6. Where History Lives
7. Black Flag of Hate
8. The Claws Of The Sea, Pt. 1: Journey Into The Source
9. The Claws Of The Sea, Pt. 2: The First Moment
10. Watching It All Disappear (Live In Studio 2017) (Bonus Track)
11. At Dewy Prime (Live In Studio 2017) (Bonus Track)
12. Waves Of Visual Decay (Acoustic Live Version – 10th Anniversary Concert) (Bonus Track)

Check out “Where Echoes Gather, Pt. 1: Beneath The Giant” here:

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Mortuary Drape Releasing 30th Anniversary Performance DVD

On November 2nd, occult black metal legends Mortuary Drape will release a DVD of the band’s unique 30th anniversary show.

The show took place in Alessandria on November 12th, 2016, and some special guests shared the stage with the band such as Erik Danielsson (Watain), AC Wild (Bulldzoer), Andy “Bull” Panigada (Bulldozer), Al De Noble (Secret Sphere), and Aphazel (Ancient).

The DVD simply titled “30th Anniversary Show” will feature the entire 2 hour and 20 minutes gig. Pre order your special copy by contacting info[at]mortuary13drape.com. The DVD’s set list is as follows:

Intro
Primordial
Mortuary Drape
Mother
Crepuscolar Whisper
Atral Bewitchment
Dance of Spirits
Reincarnation
Chain / Medium Mortem
Tregenda
Larve
Zombie
Who Calls Me
Fallen Angel (Bulldozer)
Welcome Death (Bulldozer)
Lithany
Necromancer
Vengeance from Beyond
Obsessed by Necromancy
Necromaniac
Inquisition
Dreadful Discovery
1600 Gnostic Year
Pentagram
Abbot

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The Countdown Continues! EUROPE Releases 60 sec Clip for new Boxset

Watch Here   The Final Countdown 30th Anniversary Show – Live At The Roundhouse  Out July 21, 2017 | Pre-Order Here With only 10 days to go, on July 21, 2017, Swedish classic rock icons EUROPE will share their unique 30th Anniversary performance of The Final Countdown from London’s legendary Roundhouse with fans everywhere. The band’s new limited edition audio/video release, The […]

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The Countdown Continues! EUROPE Releases 60 sec Clip for new Boxset

Watch Here   The Final Countdown 30th Anniversary Show – Live At The Roundhouse  Out July 21, 2017 | Pre-Order Here With only 10 days to go, on July 21, 2017, Swedish classic rock icons EUROPE will share their unique 30th Anniversary performance of The Final Countdown from London’s legendary Roundhouse with fans everywhere. The band’s new limited edition audio/video release, The […]

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While Heaven Wept’s Tom Phillips Retiring From Music

Tom Phillips from While Heaven Wept has issued the following message to fans about retiring from the music industry:

“The time has come to give up the ghost. I am officially retiring from touring, making commercial albums, losing myself in the music, pursuing the ultimate rigs or some elusive sound that I hear but can never reach; I’ve spent a lifetime pouring my heart and soul out through albums – when I should’ve been pouring my heart and soul out to the people who mattered the most.

“I’ve become a self-fulfilling prophecy, always trying to heal from the past, looking too far into the future, neglecting the present. I have lost so much more than I have ever gained. I am content to leave off with the anniversary show at Hammer Of Doom a few years ago and ‘Suspended At Aphelion’ – and I knew deep down that these would likely be the last things I would do professionally even as they were happening. I’m at peace with that.

“The Walpyrgus is in essence taking care of some unfinished business and it turned out the way we all wanted it to. I am at peace with that as well. I’ve spent the last couple years circling around debating inside of myself, whether or not I could actually walk away from this, and the answer is ‘yes, I can.’ I am haunted by all of the unintentional casualties along the way, and I want to convey how sorry I am to everyone who I’ve hurt – please know it wasn’t what I wanted. I just wanted to be whole again, to be the best I could be – for you. I look around at the desolation in my life and it is beyond description.

“I appreciate deeply those of you who have reached out from nowhere recently – I know not all is lost despite being in a very dark place – but that which I have lost can never be replaced. Please do not feel sorry for me – I brought it upon myself and I’m doing what I know I need to do to not make those same mistakes again. I know that I can be a better teacher, friend, lover, and human being…but I have to let go of the past and resolve the things left untreated for so long to do so.

“Sobriety has afforded me the clarity to look at all of this, but for too long I’ve been pondering instead of acting. I’ve been taking baby steps towards all this for a couple years now, but now it’s time to walk on. I want to thank every single person who ever gave a part of themselves along the way and everyone who supported WHW in any way. I kept all of your letters, emails, remember your faces and stories, I cherish the times we shared. I hope that my struggles have made a difference for even one of you out there – if only to know that you’re not alone.

“Please, everyone out there: don’t take anything for granted, communicate fearlessly, show the people you love that you do in actions and words, strive to have a positive impact on lives and the world. If you need me, reach out, no matter where I am, I’ll be there. For now…goodnight, travel well.”

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Arkona Kicking Off North American Tour Dates With Sirenia

Napalm Records artists Arkona and Sirenia are ready to kick of their North American tour tomorrow night in New York, NY at Webster Hall. This tour serves as a special 15th anniversary run for Arkona and is also Sirenia’s first ever North American tour. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Anton of Arkona on what fans can expect on tour: “For our Anniversary set list we have chosen the songs, which we never played in North America before, from each of 7 albums we released. These songs are very well describing our 15th year path. Also we added 2 new songs from our upcoming album, which we are going to record right after out return from the tour. And of course our well known hits will not be forgotten!”

Morten of Sirenia added: “We are very excited about touring North America for the first time. It’s something that we wanted to do for years and years. This time it will finally happen. A special thanks to our fans supporting this project via our pledge campaign, together we made this happen. See you in the US and Canada in a few days. First show in NYC on the 13th of May already. Be ready, ’cause we sure are!”

5/13: New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
5/14: Providence, RI @ Firehouse 13
5/15: Quebec City, QC @ L’anti
5/16: Montreal, QC @ L’astral
5/17: Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
5/18: Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
5/19: Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
5/20: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
5/21: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
5/23: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
5/24: Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
5/25: Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
5/26: Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
5/27: Scottsdale, AZ @ Pranksters
5/28: El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse
5/29: Dallas, TX @ The Curtain Club
5/30: Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall

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Revalve Records Inks Deal With Heretic’s Dream

Italian progressive metal act Heretic’s Dream has signed with Revalve Records for the release of a new album, which will drop this fall.

As previously announced, this week the band joins Finnish progressive metal masters Amorphis as main support for the 10th Anniversary of the “Eclipse” album in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, as follows:

May 12, 2017 – Moscow at Volta
May 13, 2017 – St.Petersburg at Club Zal

Furthermore, the band will perform at Faine Misto Festival, on July 22nd, in Ternopil (Ukraine), sharing the Main Stage alongside Guano Apes.

More information on the new album is imminent.

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