AntropomorphiA launches video for new single, “Womb ov Thorns”

– March 6th, 2019 –

On April 5th, AntropomorphiA will release their new album, Merciless Savagery, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of Merciless Savagery, a video for the new single, “Womb ov Thorns”, can be viewed at: metalblade.com/antropomorphia – where the album’s title track can also be heard, and the record can be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–digipak-CD
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–grey marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–dead gold marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–black/white splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 120 copies)
–brown marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

In the year marking the 30th anniversary, AntropomorphiA has delivered an extreme metal opus that more than maintains the high standards upheld over the course of their storied career. Further building on the monstrous sounds of 2017′s Sermon Ov Wrath, Merciless Savagery lives up to its name, attacking with unrepentant ferocity and holding nothing back. Vocalist/guitarist Ferry Damen comments: “‘Sermon Ov Wrath‘ was our most raw and honest statement and an album where we transcended certain genre limitations, capturing the essence of AntropomorphiA, and I would say the new record’s atmosphere is darker, heavier and more punishing, but still has hooky riffs and grooves. I think it’s the logical step forward. It’s a different chapter, even more diverse while being very cohesive, but you can immediately hear it’s AntropomorphiA.”

Merciless Savagery track-listing
1. Merciless Savagery
2. Requiem Diabolica
3. Womb ov Thorns
4. Cathedral ov Tombs
5. Apocalyptic Scourge
6. Wailing Chorus ov the Damned
7. Luciferian Tempest
8. The Darkest Light
9. Unsettling Voices

AntropomorphiA line-up:
Ferry Damen – vocals, guitar
Jos van den Brand – guitar
Jeroen Pleunis – bass
Marco Stubbe – drums

AntropomorphiA online:
http://antropomorphia-official.com
http://www.facebook.com/AntropomorphiA
http://www.youtube.com/AntropomorphiA
http://soundcloud.com/antropomorphia

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AntropomorphiA reveals details for new album, ‘Merciless Savagery’

– February 18th, 2019 –

Launches title track from new album

On April 5th, AntropomorphiA will release their new album, Merciless Savagery, via Metal Blade Records. To hear the new title track, please visit: metalblade.com/antropomorphia – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–digipak-CD
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–grey marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–dead gold marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–black/white splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 120 copies)
–brown marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

In the year marking the 10th anniversary of their reunion, AntropomorphiA has delivered an extreme metal opus that more than maintains the high standards upheld over the course of their storied career. Further building on the monstrous sounds of 2017′s Sermon Ov Wrath, Merciless Savagery lives up to its name, attacking with unrepentant ferocity and holding nothing back. Vocalist/guitarist Ferry Damen comments: “‘Sermon Ov Wrath‘ was our most raw and honest statement and an album where we transcended certain genre limitations, capturing the essence of AntropomorphiA, and I would say the new record’s atmosphere is darker, heavier and more punishing, but still has hooky riffs and grooves. I think it’s the logical step forward. It’s a different chapter, even more diverse while being very cohesive, but you can immediately hear it’s AntropomorphiA.”

Prior to Sermon Ov Wrath, Damen never felt that AntropomorphiA‘s music called for female vocals, but this time around, he had the specific intention to bring in someone to add this extra dimension: the track “Luciferian Tempest” features a guest appearance from Farida Lemouchi (The Devil’s Blood, Molasses), bringing a different feel to the song. “I think our fans know what to expect from us, they know our sound and know that we are not that generic extreme metal band,” Damen explains. “We paint with a dark pallet, but we paint with lots of shades of darkness.”

Merciless Savagery track-listing
1. Merciless Savagery
2. Requiem Diabolica
3. Womb ov Thorns
4. Cathedral ov Tombs
5. Apocalyptic Scourge
6. Wailing Chorus ov the Damned
7. Luciferian Tempest
8. The Darkest Light
9. Unsettling Voices

AntropomorphiA line-up:
Ferry Damen – vocals, guitar
Jos van den Brand – guitar
Jeroen Pleunis – bass
Marco Stubbe – drums

AntropomorphiA online:
http://antropomorphia-official.com
https://www.facebook.com/AntropomorphiA
https://www.youtube.com/AntropomorphiA
https://soundcloud.com/antropomorphia

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Mother Feather tackles “Red Hot Metal” as Maria Manic takes on Matt “The Bulldozer” Tremont in new video

– December 5th, 2018 –

NYC release show tomorrow at Knitting Factory

“…a healthy serving of big, irresistible hooks, punk attitude and rock showmanship at its top-dollar best.”Guitar World

“…a fixture of the NYC rock scene.”BUST Magazine

“A bold rock & roll statement…’Constellation Baby‘ doubles down on what makes them great while adding a few new twists to their already-potent sound.”New Noise Magazine

“A veritable tour de force.”Planet Rock

“‘Constellation Baby‘ sees the group expand beyond party rock into much more emotional territory – now, the band’s big ideas are reflected in its arena-worthy sound.”AudioFemme

“…among the best material the band has released so far”The Deli

“‘Constellation Baby‘ is as glorious, glittering and multifaceted as the night sky itself.”Soundblab

“With ‘Constellation Baby‘, Mother Feather prove they are here to stay for the long haul.”Cryptic Rock

As the year comes to a close, New York City’s Mother Feather aren’t letting up: the notorious stage-destroyers are releasing the visuals for album opener “Red Hot Metal” just ahead of their hometown album release show. The blazing cut is undeniable proof that the pop-inspired glam rockers’ sophomore LP Constellation Baby is right at home on Metal Blade Records / Blacklight Media Records. Watch it now here: youtube.com/watch?v=zA4KcMCfUBU

Directed by award-winning photographer and documentarian Marc McAndrews, the visuals feature pro deathmatch wrestlers Maria Manic and Matt “The Bulldozer” Tremont engaged in an all-out battle, with no shortage of tumbles, body slams, and weapons. Meanwhile, Mother Feather, decked out in red latex and their signature stage makeup, set the ring ablaze with a high-voltage performance that makes it impossible to look away – bringing the fierce energy of their live shows to the masses.

Lucky enough to be in New York City? Make sure to catch Mother Feather‘s album release show Thursday night, December 6th, at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. The band, led by frontwoman Ann Courtney, delivered their sophomore album in early November, jam-packed with power, emotion, and a few punches to the gut, and is ready to be elevated on the stage. Preview and purchase Constellation Baby here: metalblade.com/motherfeather

Mother Feather online:
http://www.motherfeather.com
https://www.facebook.com/motherfeather
https://twitter.com/MOTHERFEATHER
http://instagram.com/motherfeatherofficial

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Mercyful Fate: ’9′, ‘Dead Again’, ‘Into the Unknown’ LP re-issues now available via Metal Blade Records

– November 9th, 2018 –

On December 14th, Mercyful Fate will release LP re-issues of the classic albums 9, Dead Again, and Into the Unknown via Metal Blade Records. Available as 180g picture discs, these exclusive editions can be purchased now at: indiemerch.com

“You can spiral yourself into darkness with these classic Mercyful Fate albums, or you can exhibit them on your wall like I will. Either way, enjoy.” – King Diamond

Mercyful Fate online:
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http://www.kingdiamondcoven.com

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Mother Feather debuts new single, “Totally Awesome”

– October 29th, 2018 –

Just before the highly anticipated drop of their sophomore album, Constellation Baby, this Friday (Nov. 2), Mother Feather is bringing fans a final preview of the record with the boot-stomping “Totally Awesome”, which can be heard at: metalblade.com/motherfeather. The slow-building, classic rock-revering anthem proclaims the power of doing what you want, going where you want, and hails the “exuberant freedom of being in love in an epic ode to a magical city”, according to frontwoman Ann Courtney.

Hailed for their glam-rocking, in-your-face live shows, Mother Feather is also gearing up for a Philly album release show this Friday at Johnny Brenda’s, and another hometown release show December 6 at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory. Between the makeup, the costumes, the sheer power, and the kick-ass anthems, these shows are surely not to be missed. For details, see below!

Mother Feather tour dates:
Nov. 2 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
Dec. 6 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY

New York City’s Mother Feather have perfected the formula to pay homage to the roots of punk’n’roll and heavy rock injected with their own brand of the divine feminine, and since their debut album have been keeping the audience on their toes. The evolution of their high-energy “pop cock rock” surges forward this November 2nd with their sophomore album Constellation Baby, out via Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records, and available for pre-order now here: metalblade.com/motherfeather


Constellation Baby track-listing
1. Red Hot Metal
2. Man, I Wish You Were Here
3. ICU
4. Snakebite
5. Desert Island
6. Constellation Baby
7. Totally Awesome
8. Shake Your Magic 8 Ball
9. Supernatural
10. I Blow A Kiss

Mother Feather online:
http://www.motherfeather.com
https://www.facebook.com/motherfeather
https://twitter.com/MOTHERFEATHER
http://instagram.com/motherfeatherofficial

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DragonForce announces appearance on Megacruise

– October 25th, 2018 –

Begins recording new album; streams recording sessions via Twitch

Photo credit: Paul Harries

On October 13-18, 2019, DragonForce will join Megacruise, which departs from Los Angeles, CA and boasts a line-up of Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament, Corrosion of Conformity, Devildriver, Doro, Armored Saint, John 5, Metal Church, and many more artists!

For more information, please visit: megacruise.com

DragonForce recently entered the studio with producer Damien Rainaud (Fear Factory, Once Human) to begin recording their 8th studio album, due out 2019 via Metal Blade Records in the USA. Fans can watch livestreams of the studio sessions now on Twitch at twitch.tv/hermanli – plus, all followers of the Twitch page will have a chance to win Herman Li’s personal signature guitar once he reaches 10,000 Twitch followers!

Herman Li comments: “We’re really excited to be recording again after finishing one of our biggest tour cycles ever. We’ll be streaming our recording live on Twitch, and fans can participate in the process by letting us know what they think of our solos! The new album will have a lot of surprises that both old and new fans will really enjoy.
We’re also especially excited to kick off our next tour cycle on the Megacruise. You know if you’re seeing DragonForce on a cruise, it’s going to be crazy, and we can’t wait for everyone to see what we’re planning. It will definitely be something fans have never seen before.”

Stay tuned for more news about this new album coming soon!

DragonForce‘s latest release, Reaching Into Infinity (2017), captures the band’s essence; it’s fierce, forlorn and fun, with both menace and melody. The first album to feature Gee Anzalone (drums), the Italian drummer laid down an impressive performance to provide the perfect backbone to the DragonForce sound, which of course still boasts the band’s trademark insanely-fast solos, courtesy of guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman. To preview and purchase Reaching Into Infinity, please visit: metalblade.com/dragonforce

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The Ocean Collective debuts explosive “Cambrian II: Eternal Recurrence” video

– October 24th, 2018 –

Continuing with the massive lead up to their highly anticipated new album, Germany’s post-metal-elite The Ocean Collective are unveiling the absolutely explosive visuals for their unreleased single “Cambrian II: Eternal Recurrence,” the third preview of Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic. As The Ocean Collective are known for their mammoth melodies, ebbing from crushing climaxes to gorgeously intricate interludes, so the video matches their prehistoric, theatrical leanings. Using makeup and hand-molded masks, director Craig Murray transforms vocalist Loic Rossetti into a Cambrian-age lichen-creature, weaving molds of the band into a rocky prehistoric landscape, taking hours to meticulously shoot the video frame-by-frame.

Explains Murray, “This is a practical effects film which leans towards multiple single frame captures to creature the sequences. Everything is built from scratch. There’s long exposure animation, stop frame, miniatures and cloud tanks. If the thing I’m working with can’t be physically picked up and held in my hand, I struggle to understand how to use it; I prefer this long, messy and exhausting process.”

Adds The Ocean Collective mastermind Robin Staps, “Craig has created a unique aesthetic visualization of our music, which is different from anything I’ve ever seen. He’s spent 6 sleepless weeks working on this basically non-stop, all by himself. He plastered tons of clay and lichens over Loic’s face and head, and really managed to turn him into an imaginary ‘Cambrian creature‘. It’s incredible to see the final result now, and how the whole thing has evolved.”

What results is a nearly eight-minute epic journey through space and time, fusing art, special effects, science, and absolutely mind-melting rock – which can be seen here: youtu.be/Nt6IpvnGt4A


Phanerozoic I, which will be available November 2nd via Metal Blade Records (CD / digital) and Pelagic Records (vinyl), can be pre-ordered now here: metalblade.com/theocean

Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic track-listing:
1. The Cambrian Explosion
2. Cambrian II: Eternal Recurrence
3. Ordovicium: The Glaciation of Gondwana
4. Silurian: Age of Sea Scorpions
5. Devonian: Nascent
6. The Carboniferous Rainforest Collapse
7. Permian: The Great Dying

The Ocean online:
https://www.facebook.com/theoceancollective
https://twitter.com/OceanCollective
https://www.instagram.com/theoceancollective

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Mercyful Fate: ‘In the Shadows’, ‘Return of the Vampire’, ‘Time’ LP re-issues now available via Metal Blade Records

– October 16th, 2018 –

On November 16th, Mercyful Fate will release LP re-issues of the classic albums In the Shadows, Return of the Vampire, and Time via Metal Blade Records. Available as 180g picture discs, these exclusive editions can be purchased now at: indiemerch.com

“You can spiral yourself into darkness with these classic Mercyful Fate albums, or you can exhibit them on your wall like I will. Either way, enjoy.” – King Diamond

Mercyful Fate online:
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http://www.kingdiamondcoven.com

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Mercyful Fate: ‘Don’t Break the Oath’, ‘Melissa’, ‘The Beginning’ LP re-issues now available via Metal Blade Records

– October 12th, 2018 –

Today (October 12th), Mercyful Fate has released LP re-issues of the classic albums Don’t Break the Oath, Melissa, and The Beginning via Metal Blade Records. Available as 180g picture discs, these exclusive editions can be purchased now at: indiemerch.com

“You can spiral yourself into darkness with these classic Mercyful Fate albums, or you can exhibit them on your wall like I will. Either way, enjoy.” – King Diamond

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http://www.kingdiamondcoven.com

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Anaal Nathrakh streams new album, ‘A New Kind of Horror’, via Noisey.Vice.com

– September 26th, 2018 –

Exclusive interview with vocalist Dave Hunt!

This Friday (September 28th), Anaal Nathrakh will release their 10th full-length, A New Kind Of Horror, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of A New Kind Of Horror, Noisey.Vice.com is streaming the record in full now at: noisey.vice.com – alongside an exclusive interview with vocalist Dave Hunt!

To pre-order A New Kind Of Horror, please visit: metalblade.com/anaalnathrakh – where the album is available in the following formats:


–jewelcase-CD
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–transparent sage green marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–transparent turquoise marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–green / red splattered vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–tropical green/black marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–gray green marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available

When writing about A New Kind Of Horror in the record’s liner notes, Anaal Nathrakh vocalist Dave Hunt is succinct in his description: “This is not a happy album, it is bitter, vengeful, sarcastic, sardonic, violent, terrified and horrified, terrifying and horrifying in equal measure. Above all, it is human, and all that that entails. It’s as sincere as we could make it.” Those exposed to the ten tracks comprising the band’s tenth full-length will be unable to deny the truth to these words, for lyrically, musically and sonically it is a punishing listen mired in darkness and seething with raw emotion. With multi-instrumentalist Mick Kenney pushing their distinctive hybrid of symphonic black metal, death metal, industrial and grindcore ever forward, Hunt draws lyrical inspiration primarily from the horrors of the First World War, contemporary politics, and the letters of D.H. Lawrence, creating one of the most powerful, timely and unique releases of 2018. “There’s a lot that goes into our albums, of course, but it all comes about as a natural result of who we are, and for ‘A New Kind of Horror‘ we felt early on that it was clearly its own thing. It doesn’t have to stand in comparison with anything, because to us it’s in a class of its own.”

A New Kind of Horror track-listing
1. The Road To…
2. Obscene as Cancer
3. The Reek of Fear
4. Forward!
5. New Bethlehem/Mass Death Futures
6. The Apocalypse Is About You!
7. Vi Coactus
8. Mother of Satan
9. The Horrid Strife
10. Are We Fit for Glory Yet? (The War to End Nothing)

Anaal Nathrakh line-up:
Mick Kenney: all music, production & mastering
V.I.T.R.I.O.L.: all vocals (except chorus of Vi Coactus by Brandan Schieppati), lyrics & themes

Anaal Nathrakh online:
http://www.anaal-nathrakh.com
https://www.facebook.com/Anaalnathrakhofficial
https://twitter.com/ANOfficial
https://www.youtube.com/user/anaalnathrakhtv

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