Iron Maiden Adds “Book Of Souls” Arena To Mobile Game

Iron Maiden embarks on the final leg of “The Book of Souls” world tour this weekend, simultaneously launching a synergistic player-vs-player battle arena for the band’s mobile game, “Legacy of the Beast” (reivewed here).

The game offers players a unique way to interact with Iron Maiden’s real world activities by introducing not only a replica of one of the tour stage productions, but also the debut of “The Book of Souls” version of Shaman Eddie into the game, in his Mayan themed incarnation as featured on the band’s most recent studio album. Other characters from “The Book of Souls” are set to follow.

“Legacy of the Beast” is a definitive experience in the mobile RPG space – taking players on an unparalleled, epic, ever-expanding, strategic gaming journey via their smartphones & tablets. Iron Maiden Manager Rod Smallwood says:

“With ‘Legacy of the Beast’ we wanted to create something that appealed both to fans of Maiden music and gamers alike, wherever they are in the world, and I think we are well on our way to accomplishing that. The game has kept true to the band’s history and development not only through their music but with Eddie too. This latest feature focused around our current tour is only the start of many new and exciting innovations we have planned to keep Legacy evolving and becoming even more addictive!”

Adds Llexi Leon, Interactive Creative Director of Phantom Music Management “The towering Mayan set piece of ‘The Book of Souls’ world tour presented an ideal opportunity to expand the game and create a virtual event space to complement the band’s live show – whether you’re seeing Iron Maiden on the road or playing Legacy of the Beast on your mobile, we’ve crafted a gaming experience that explores the Mayan world of The Book of Souls record and marks the first of many timed in-game events that will enrich the band’s touring activity, engaging fans old and new across the globe in a way never before possible.”

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Ice Nine Kills Premieres New Music Video “Nature Of The Beast”

Ice Nine Kills premieres a new music video for “Nature Of The Beast”, which takes its inspiration from George Orwell‘s novel “Animal Farm”. Comments frontman Spencer Charnas:

“This video marks the third and final chapter of the video trilogy that began in fall 2015 with ‘Communion Of The Cursed.’ We pick up right where the ‘Hell In The Hallways‘ video ended last spring, continuing to follow the character Kevin as he navigates through the sinister side of the literary classics that inspired our ‘Every Trick In The Book‘ album. This song, ‘The Nature Of The Beast,’ is a tribute to George Orwell‘s classic allegorical novel ‘Animal Farm‘. The message of that book seems particularly relevant, given the dangerous political climate which engulfs our country at the moment.”

Check out now “Nature Of The Beast” below.

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Beast Modulus Reveals “Being” Album Details

Brooklyn, NY’s grooving math metal crew Beast Modulus is primed and ready to release new album “Being” on March 30th, 2017.

Building upon 2015’s self-titled EP, Beast Modulus has turned up the sonic fury to 11 and created six songs of unmitigated intensity and undeniable groove on “Being,” a release that is sure to please fans of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Coalesce, and Keelhaul.

“Being” was recorded and mixed by Anthony Lopardo and Ray Marte at Westfall Recording Company. The album was mastered by Carl Saff. Guitar solos on “Everything’s Shocking” come courtesy of Timo Ellis (Netherlands) and Nick Lee (Moon Tooth), with additional gang vocals by Anthony Lopardo/Raymond Marte.

01. Twrk
02. Accustomed To Dysfunction
03. Barnburne
04. Skeleton Key
05. Running Backwards
06. Everything’s Shocking

BEING by Beast Modulus

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Morass Of Molasses Posts New Song “My Leviathan”

The self-described swamp master generals from Morass Of Molasses – consisting of The Beard, The Mountain, and The Beast – have revealed “My Leviathan” today, a new track from their forthcoming album “These Paths We Tread.”

The band comments: “Like the sea-bound mythic beast of old, this song broods in the shadows only to rise from the deep to consume all those who have dared to sin.”

New album “These Paths We Tread” will be released on May 19th, 2017 via HeviSike Records. Morass Of Molasses consists of:

Vocals/Baritone – Bones ‘The Beard’ Huse
Lead Guitar – Phil ‘The Mountain’ Williams
Drums – Chris ‘The Beast’ West

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Beast Modulus Premieres New Song “Barnburner” From Upcoming New Album “Being”

New York City thrash metal band Beast Modulus premieres a new song entitled “Barnburner”, taken from the forthcoming new second album “Being”, which will be released on April 7 via Bandcamp.

Check out now “Barnburner” below.

BEING by Beast Modulus

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Insanity Reigns Supreme Posts “By The Blood Of The Beast” Live Video

Belgian black / death metal band Insanity Reigns Supreme today reveals a new live video for the track “By The Blood of the Beast,” which is taken from latest studio album “Unorthodox” (out now on Shiver Records).

The video can be streamed through Youtube below. It was recorded by Marleo Video at the prestigious Eindhoven Metal Meeting festival 2016 and editing came courtesy of Cloud Music Typography.

Vocalist Tes Re Oth had the following to say: “’By the Blood of the Beast’ details the ritual of Communion with the Undead Gods. Communion in this sense stands for actually trying to establish communication with Those who have risen to reach the ultimate goal of joining them. In a live setting this is even more powerful, as we invite Them to join us and feast upon the energy that is freely given by us and the audience. In the end this was an experience that none who attended will forget.”

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Emmure Posts “Flag Of The Beast” Music Video

With the release of a seventh full-length record quickly approaching, Emmure today unleashes a brand new music video for the song “Flag of the Beast,” which is featured on the upcoming album “Look At Yourself” (due out March 3rd on Sharptone Records).

Discussing the process behind the making of the new music video, Emmure front man Frankie Palmeri states: “I was very happy with the video we did with Aaron Marsh. He came to me with a vision based off his interpretation of the song, and he brought it completely to life. He wanted to give me an audience that becomes ultra violent or possessed by the lyrics of the song.

“‘Flag of the Beast’ represents the idea that I am in fact some sort of evil deity in some peoples eyes, but on the same coin I am sort of an anti-hero. It is about myself and how I view people that have exited my life or have looked at me like I’m not on the right path. It is about being the epitomy of all things that are against the grain. You can hate me if it makes you feel better, but I am not going anywhere.”

1. You Asked for It
2. Shinjuku Masterlord
3. Smokey
4. Natural Born Killer
5. Flag of the Beast
6. Ice Man Confessions
7. Russian Hotel Aftermath
8. Call Me Ninib
9. Major Key Alert
10. Turtle in a Hare Machine
11. Torch
12. Derelict
13. Gucci Prison

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Junius Debuts New Song “Clean The Beast” From Upcoming New Album “Eternal Rituals For The Accretion Of Light”

Junius debuts a new song entitled “Clean The Beast”, taken from the forthcoming album, “Eternal Rituals For The Accretion Of Light”, which will be out in stores March 03rd via Prosthetic Records.

Check out now “Clean The Beast” below.

Junius will be touring the east coast in April with InAeona:

04/17 Boston, MA – Great Scott
04/18 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
04/19 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
04/20 Kingston, NY – BSP Lounge
04/21 Pittsburgh, PA – Black Forge Coffee
04/22 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus

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Hybrid Sheep Streaming “Hail To The Beast”

French deathcore quintet Hybrid Sheep today shares a full stream of second album “Hail To The Beast,” which just officially dropped yesterday – January 27th – via Tenacity Music.

Recorded at Savern Studio in France, mixed and mastered by Vladimir Cochet, “Hail To The Beast” follows the band’s first full-length album “Free From The Clutches Of Gods” released in 2014 via Tenacity Music.

1. Warface
2. Towards Ruin and Oblivion
3. Following Blind Leaders
4. The World Eater
5. The Last Breath of a Dying Earth
6. Premature Burial
7. Hail to the Beast
8. Harvest of Human
9. Into the Lion’s Den

Hail To The Beast by HYBRID SHEEP

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Hybrid Sheep Releases New Album “Hail To The Beast”

Hailing from France, Hybrid Sheep was formed in 2008 and plays modern death metal with some hardcore elements. Following first full-length album “Free From The Clutches Of Gods” in 2014, the group returns with sophomore release “Hail To The Beast.”

The new album officially drops today – January 27th – via Tenacity Music. Recorded at Savern Studio in France and mixed and mastered by Vladimir Cochet, “Hail To The Beast” masterfully blends the crushing technicality and heavy, aggressive grooves of acts like The Black Dahlia Murder and Job For A Cowboy with blistering NWOBHM-esque harmonic leads and crushing breakdowns.

1. Warface
2. Towards Ruin and Oblivion
3. Following Blind Leaders
4. The World Eater
5. The Last Breath of a Dying Earth
6. Premature Burial
7. Hail to the Beast
8. Harvest of Human
9. Into the Lion’s Den

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