Obituary Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal 2019

American death metal legends Obituary are the latest band to be announced for the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which will take off early next year. They join other recent confirmations such as In Vain, Heidevolk, Dark Funeral, Unleash The Archers and Twilight Force. The ship will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on January 31 and dock in Labadee, Haiti, before returning on February 4.

The lineup is now as follows:

Dark Funeral
In Vain
Max & Iggor: Return To Roots
Ne Obliviscaris
Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper
Subway To Sally
The Black Dahlia Murder
Twilight Force
Unleash The Archers
Visions Of Atlantis

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Helion Prime Signs With Divebomb Records

Fast becoming home base for an elite squadron of U.S. heavy metal troops, Divebomb Records is proud to enlist science-centric Sacramento, CA power metallers Helion Prime to a growing roster that already includes such acts as Wulfhook, Zephaniah, Everthrone, Final Sign and Judicator. Helion Prime’s self-titled full length debut album will see release via Divebomb Records on August 12th.

First conceived through a common love of heavy metal and science, Helion Prime was born in 2014 when Dire Peril guitarist Jason Ashcraft joined forces with Graveshadow vocalist Heather Michele to forge a new project—between the two, résumés boasted work alongside such greats as Andy LaRocque (King Diamond, Death, etc.), Mark Briody (Jag Panzer), Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear, ex-Gamma Ray, etc.), Niklas Isfeldt (Dream Evil) and Brittney Slayes (Unleash the Archers). The name Helion Prime was borrowed from an alien planet featured in the 2004 film The Chronicles of Riddick. The concept? Power metal thematically based on actual scientific theories—with the occasional sci-fi tribute thrown in for good measure.

Their debut EP, “The Drake Equation,” followed in 2015, and Helion Prime’s lineup eventually solidified with the addition of Jeremy Steinhouse on bass and Axiom’s Justin Herzer behind the kit. Almost precisely one year later, the group returned with a self-titled 10-track full-length: independently released by the band in mid-February of 2016 and already out of print!

Divebomb Records has now stepped in to help Helion Prime expand upon the growing popularity by granting wider exposure to this epic album, packed with all of the fast-paced, high-energy guitar acrobatics one would expect from a power metal quartet—not to mention Heather’s uniquely soaring vocal harmonies—alongside a bounty of raging riffs that should appeal to fans of melodic Swedish death metal and traditional heavy metal fare alike… plus a few other surprise twists and turns to boot!

The track list for the album is:

1. Into the Alien Terrain
2. The Drake Equation
3. Life Finds a Way
4. Into the Black Hole
5. A Place I Thought I Knew
6. You Keep What You Kill
7. Ocean of Time
8. Moon-Watcher
9. Apollo (The Eagle Has Landed)
10. Live and Die on This Day

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Dynazty Cancels ProgPower USA 2015 Performance

ProgPower 2015 has kicked off and we’ve got boots on the ground rocking out and ready to write up their experiences when they get back, but it’s been a less than smooth year getting the festival together.

After Hibria, Anubis Gate, and Persefone all had to drop off this year’s bill for various reasons, now Dynazty is the latest casualty to visa problems preventing a scheduled performance. The festival’s organizer comments:

“Dynazty will not be performing tomorrow. Three of the members of the band are here. Two remained behind and hoped to rescheduled for today. Despite assurances by the Swedish consul earlier this week, one of the band member’s visas was not delivered. The band waited at the airport yesterday in hopes it would arrive prior to the flight. We attempted to get an emergency issue today and failed.

“Needless to say, the band is devastated. Please support the band members here and help salvage their trip by showing the type of family we are. They will continue with their signing session on Saturday evening at 9:45pm.

“The show must go on. Unleash the Archers will now perform 5p-6p. Dragonland will now perform all of the material that was cut last night due to time constraints plus other stuff from 3:30-4:30.

“I have never experienced a year like this. We will make arrangements to deal with all the new USCIS bullshit being thrown at us this year. Nobody is more pissed and hurt than I am. I don’t know what else to say….”

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New Vocalist Announced By Dire Peril, New Single “Planet Preservation” Available For Streaming

U.S. metal act Dire Peril announced that John Yelland (Disforia/Judicator) will be the band’s new vocalist. Yelland previously appeared on the band’s latest EP “Through Time and Space” along side King Diamond guitarist Andy LaRocque.

Yelland commented: “I’ve always really enjoyed Dire Peril’s music and always been curious what my voice could do for the band. I’m thrilled to be in the fold now and I’m quite confident this is going to be the best Dire Peril material you’ve heard yet!”

Guitarist and band founder Jason Ashcraft added: “I am very happy and honored to announce John as the new singer of Dire Peril. John and I have been friends for awhile now and I’ve always admired his voice. When he showed interest in filling the vacant spot there was no way I could pass it up. I strongly believe you will all be very happy with what you hear from him.”

Wasting no time on what new material would sound like with Yelland at the helm, the band has released a brand new single entitled “Planet Preservation,” which can also be downloaded for free from the Dire Peril Bandcamp site.

Check it out here:

Ashcraft commented on the song: “I hope you all enjoy the new single ‘Planet Preservation’ it’s based on the cult classic film ‘The Day The Earth Stood Still’ and will be featured on the upcoming debut album. We hope to begin tracking for the album late September/early October with plans for an early 2016 release.”

Dire Peril has currently released three EPs, “Astronomical Minds”, “Queen of the Galaxy”, and “Through Time and Space,” which are all available online. “Astronomical Minds” can also be purchased physically. The band has worked with such distinguished musicians as Mark Briody (Jag Panzer), Brittney Hayes (Unleash the Archers) and Andy LaRocque (King Diamond).

More news and material is expected soon.

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Interactive Preview Of New Album “Time Stands Still” Posted By Unleash The Archers

British Columbia metal act Unleash the Archers issued an interactive preview clip, which contains clips from the entire upcoming release “Time Stands Still.” The album is set to drop via Napalm Records on June 26th (EU) and July 10th (North America).

The band recently unleashed the Mad Max inspired video clip for “Tonight We Ride,” which can be viewed over at this location.

The track list for “Time Stands Still” is:

1. Northern Passage (Intro)
2. Frozen Steel
3. Hail of the Tide
4. Tonight We Ride
5. Test Your Metal
6. Crypt
7. No More Heroes
8. Dreamcrusher
9. Going Down Fighting
10. Time Stands Still
11. Tonight We Ride (Video Edit) (Bonus Track)

Check out the preview here:

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Laika Reveals “Somnia” Album Details

Winnipe’s melodic death metal band Laika is proud to reveal to fans the artwork and track listing for new full length album “Somnia,” which is due out September 30th, 2014 via Filth Regime Records.

Vocalist Jordan Dorge comments: “Here we are around the corner of Laika’s five year anniversary! What better way to celebrate than to deliver you an album we have been working on for the past 2 years. For this album we went above and beyond to bring the listener the best Laika we could. Enjoy Somnia.”

Founded in 2009 as a six-piece and named after the Soviet dog who became one of the first animals to travel to space, the band unleashed a self-released album in 2010, then hit the road, sharing the stage with the likes of All Shall Perish, Kataklysm, Necronomicon and Unleash the Archers, before temporarily backing away from the spotlight.

Driven by a thirst for evolution, Laika spent two years constructing and writing upcoming full-length “Somnia,” filling it with melodic hooks, ominous keys, and lyrics that are bound to get stuck in listeners’ heads to an almost maddening degree. The track listing is as follows:

1. Restless Mind (1:31)
2. Escalation of Terror (4:26)
3. Somnia (5:26)
4. Fidelity (3:48)
5. Caligae A Galea (5:29)
6. Dream of Nothing (5:35)
7. The Immortal (3:52)
8. Predictions (Tide Bearer) (5:48)
9. Invaders (4:13)

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Unleash The Archers Announces New EP "Defy The Skies" Release

Vancouver’s Unleash The Archers has set the release date for the band’s forthcoming EP, entitled “Defy The Skies.” The album will be available for purchase online on July 26th, 2012 and was pressed in a limited run of five hundred 7” vinyl records. A teaser for the EP is available below.

??Prior to the July 26th release date Unleash The Archers will be releasing the individual tracks contained on the EP one at a time, for streaming or purchase via bandcamp.

To coincide with the release of the EP, Unleash The Archers will be embarking on a full North American tour, named the Pedal To The Power Metal Tour. Keep up with Unleash The Archers and find the band’s tour stop in your city at this location.

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Unleash The Archers Streaming "Demons Of The AstroWaste" Album Online

Canadian power metal band Unleash the Archers, which recently released a music video for “General of the Dark Army,” has now posted the entire “Demons Of The AstroWaste” album online for streaming. Check out the songs in the player below or over at bandcamp.

The track listing is as follows:

1. 00:00:01
2. Dawn Of Ages
3. Realm Of Tomorrow
4. General Of The Dark Army
5. Daughters Of Winterstone
6. Battle In The Shadow (Of The Mountain)
7. Despair
8. The Outlander
9. City Of Iron
10. The Fall Of The Galactic Guard
11. Astral Annihilation
12. Ripping Through Time

Demons Of The AstroWaste by Unleash The Archers

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