Misery Index Premiere New Music Video For “Naysayer”

Misery Index premiere a new official music video for their track “Naysayer” off their latest record, “Rituals Of Power“.

Say the band of the song:

“In order to celebrate the launch of our first tour for the new album, we offer a video for the track ‘Naysayer.’ The video was filmed several weeks ago at our rehearsal space in Baltimore and is intended to capture the band/us in our most primal creative setting. The idea was to bring to life and visually animate what is perhaps the most ferocious, unrelenting song on the album.

‘Naysayer‘ is to the point; it pulls the hoods off those who seek to hide behind walls (either material or digital) and calls them out for their inveracity and inhumanity. I am sure we all know a few ‘naysayers.’ Turn it up, let it rip and sing along.”

In related news, Misery Index will begin the following European tour with Wormrot, The Lion’s Daughter and Truth Corroded today:

03/23 Heidelberg, GER – Heidelberg Deathfest
03/24 Nurnberg, GER – Z-Bau
03/25 Wien, AUT – Escape Metalcorner
03/26 Brno, CZE – Melodka
03/27 Dresden, GER – Chemiefabrik
03/28 Kassel, GER – Goldgrube
03/29 Berlin, GER – Cassiopeia
03/30 Eindhoven, NET – Grindhoven
03/31 Munchen, GER – Backstage
04/01 Zurich, SWI – Werk21
04/02 Segrate, ITA – Circolo Magnolia
04/03 Genf, SWI – Usine
04/04 Paris, FRA – Glazart
04/05 Sint Niklaas, BEL – De Casino
04/06 Essen, GER – Turock

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Cult Of Luna signs worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records

– March 20th, 2019 –

Announces European tour

Photo credit: Silvia Grav

Metal Blade Records is proud to welcome Cult Of Luna to its worldwide roster! For almost 20 years, Cult Of Luna have imposed themselves as one of the world’s leading post-metal lights. Constantly evolving, the band pushes the genre’s boundaries from album to album so as to explore the darkest and mistiest, as well as the driest and most abrupt, landscapes.

Cult Of Luna comments: “We’re thrilled to announce our collaboration with Metal Blade and the creation of our new home: Red Creek, that will handle Cult Of Luna‘s future productions. This is a dawn to an exciting journey to come.”

Cult Of Luna hasn’t debuted any new material under their sole name since Vertikal 1&2 (2013). In 2016, the Mariner album – which was made in collaboration with Julie Christmas (Battle Of Mice, Made Out Of Babies) – was released, and praised by both fans and critics. A DVD, entitled Years In A Day, followed in April 2017, which also saw much success.

Stay tuned for more news about Cult Of Luna‘s first album in several years – and their Metal Blade Records debut – coming soon!

Recognized for their apocalyptic live performances that unrestrainedly explore the audience’s imagination, transposing music-triggered sensations visually, Cult Of Luna will bring their stunning live show to fans across Europe later this year – appearing at both festivals this summer, as well as headlining a tour in Nov./Dec. with A.A Williams. See below for more details.


Cult Of Luna live
May 18 – Huskvarna Folkets Park – Sweden
June 1 – Fortarock – Netherlands
June 21 – Graspop Metal Meeting – Belgium
June 22 – Hellfest Open Air – France
June 28 – Tuska Festival – Finland
June 29 – Provinssi Festival – Finland
July – Resurrection Festival – Spain
August – Brutal Assault Festival – Czech Republic
Aug. 9 – Øya Festival – Norway
August – Rock Altitude – Switzerland
August – Arctangent Festival – UK

Cult Of Luna tour dates
w/ A.A Williams

Nov. 24 – Festsaal Kreuzberg – Berlin, Germany
Nov. 25 – Stollwerck – Cologne, Germany
Nov. 26-29 – TBA
Nov. 30 – Le Trianon – Paris, France
Dec. 1-3 – TBA
Dec. 4 – Kino Siska – Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dec. 5 – Technikum – Munich, Germany
Dec. 6 – Arena – Vienna, Austria
Dec. 7 – TBA

Cult Of Luna online:
https://www.instagram.com/cultofluna
https://www.facebook.com/cultoflunamusic
https://twitter.com/cultofluna_off

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Rings Of Saturn, Nekrogoblikon, Mental Cruelty, Etc. European/UK Tour Announced

Rings Of Saturn and Nekrogoblikon will be out touring together for their co-headlining European/UK ‘Sounds Of Carnage Tour‘. Mental Cruelty, Left To The Wolves and Harbinger will join them as supports. Below’s where the trek will hit:

05/03 Mannheim, GER – MS Connexion
05/04 Venice, ITA – Revolver
05/05 Milan, ITA – Circolo Svolta
05/06 Ljubljana, SLO – Orto Bar
05/07 Munchen, GER – Backstage
05/08 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel
05/09 London, UK – Underworld
05/10 Southampton, UK – Joiners
05/11 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
05/12 Leeds, UK – Key Club
05/13 Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux
05/14 Rotterdam, NET – Baroeg
05/15 Hannover, GER – Cafe Glocksee
05/16 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
05/17 Schweinfurt, GER – Alter Stattbahnhof
05/18 Prague, CZE – Nova Chmelnice
05/19 Wien, AUT – Viper Room
05/20 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
05/21 Bratislava, SLO – Randal Club
05/22 Leipzig, GER – Naumanns
05/23 Berlin, GER – Lido
05/24 Hamburg, GER – Logo

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Ketzer launches new single “The Wind Brings Them Horses”

– March 13th, 2019 –

Announces European tour!

On April 12th, German extreme metallers Ketzer will release their fourth full-length, Cloud Collider, via Metal Blade Records.

Looking on Ketzer‘s musical history, change is what has always defined their sound. From thrashing riffs to atmospheric blackened tunes, Ketzer is a band that has always aimed to defy genres. So what can we expect on Cloud Collider? Nothing more than a ride on a storm cloud, followed by a soft breeze in your face and, finally, a cleansing rainfall. Ketzer‘s fourth effort will surprise many as a shift into yet another direction, combining many of the band’s essential trademarks and carrying them one step further: Raging drum beats, harsh and powerfully thrashing riffs, as well as epic melodies that will haunt you long after the last tone has faded away. After years of intense work, Ketzer have created an album that can only be described as a milestone in their career and a clean break from all expectations: this album is a storm.

For three years now, Ketzer has been working on something new, and the result is something new indeed: somehow linking all trademarks essential to the sound of Ketzer, now and then, but taking it all one big step further. These new tunes might well be the strongest Ketzer songs to date. Recorded at Markus Stock’s infamous “Klangschmiede Studio E” as well as Laurent Teubls “Sculpt Sound Studios” in autumn 2018, the suitable visual expression for this new effort has been found by cover artist Adam Burke and illustrator Johannes Stahl.

Ketzer checked in with the following comment about Cloud Collider: “Lately, we have been possessed by storms. First there is a breeze, then the sky darkens: A sense of electric energy starts to fill the air. A sense of sheer power, building up, waiting to erupt. ‘Cloud Collider‘ will strike you like a force of nature. When recording an album after months of hard work, blood and sweat, it is always our greatest wish, accompanied by the most terrifying fears, that the recordings will be able to ‘catch’ the songs and their certain, special spark. When we hear the final result for the first time, we have to think: ‘THIS is how the next chapter must sound’. Only then, we can be satisfied. With all the more pride and joy we can now say about ‘Cloud Collider‘, that both is the case, and it is without a single doubt! THIS is how Ketzer has to sound in 2019! It is new and it is old and it is everything. It is fast and it is slow and we just can’t wait to bring these songs to the stage. This album is a piece of work that we feel embodies all aspects that stand and stood for the sound of Ketzer now and then. An album that manages to still go one step further to form something new!”

For a preview of Cloud Collider, the album’s new single, “The Wind Brings Them Horses”, can now be checked out here: youtu.be/AU3-Sg3YZ_8

Ketzer checked in with the following comment: “Prepare yourself for the second single of our new album ‘Cloud Collider‘! Winds may turn into Storms. And today ‘the wind brings them horses’!”

For another preview of the album, the first single, “No Stories Left” (featuring a special guest appearance by the legendary Proscriptor McGovern of Absu fame), can be heard at: metalblade.com/ketzer – where you can pre-order Cloud Collider in the following formats:


–ltd. digipak-CD
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–red-brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–black/white split colour vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–blue w/white / red /black splattered vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–amber marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

Cloud Collider track-listing:
1. The Machine
2. Keine Angst
3. Walls
4. Cloud Collider
5. Forever Death
6. The Wind Brings Them Horses
7. No Stories Left
8. This Knife Won’t Stay Clean Today
9. (The Taste of) Rust and Bone
10. Light Dies Last

Starting with the release show for Cloud Collider on April 12th in Oberhausen, Germany at the Helvete venue, Ketzer will be embarking on the “Black Bombs and Storm Clouds” European tour together with Danish act Slaegt. Here is a list of all upcoming shows announced for Ketzer:


Ketzer & Slægt – “Black Bombs and Storm Clouds” Tour 2019
Presented by Deaf Forever Magazine
12. April Oberhausen (Germany) – Helvete (Album release show!)
13. April Nottingham (UK) – Angel Microbrewery
14. April London (UK) – Nambucca
15. April Paris (France) – Le Klub
16. April Zottegem (Belgium) – Kaffe Marboel
17. April Olten (Switzerland) – Coq d´Or
18. April Wörgl (Austria) – Komma
19. April Milan (Italy) – Blue Rose Saloon
20. April Parma (Italy) – Zu Club
22. April Budapest (Hungary) – Dürer Kert w/ Midnight
23. April Vienna (Austria) – Viper Room
24. April Nürnberg (Germany) – Z-Bau
25. April Kassel (Germany) – Goldgrube
26. April Hamburg (Germany) – Bambi Galore w/ Ultha & Vanum
27. April Berlin (Germany) – Zukunft am Ostkreuz

Ketzer live 2019:
22. June Büßfeld (Germany) – MISE Open Air
19. October Paderborn (Germany) – Metal Inferno Festival

Ketzer line-up:
Gerrit aka I. Destroyer – vocals
Marius aka Executor – guitars
Chris aka Sinner – guitars
David aka Necroculto – bass
Søren aka Desecratør – drums

Ketzer Discography:
Satan’s Boundaries Unchained (2009)
Endzeit Metropolis (2012)
Starless (2016)
Cloud Collider (2019)

Ketzer online:
http://www.ketzer-official.de
https://www.facebook.com/ketzergermany

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Cult Leader European Tour With Coilguns & God Mother Announced

Cult Leader have expanded their summer European/UK tour schedule and now have the below venues booked:

w/ Coilguns:

06/11 Berlin, GER – Cassiopeia
06/12 Leipzig, GER – Naumanns
06/13 TBA – TBA
06/14 Strasbourg, FRA – Molodoi
06/15 Fribourg, SWI – Nouveau Monde
06/16 Luzern, SWI – Sedel
06/17 Saarbrucken, GER – Kleiner Klub
06/18 Bruxelles, BEL – Botanique
06/19 Rouen, FRA – Bifrost
06/20 Paris, FRA – Gibus
06/21 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest

w/ Birds In Row:

06/22 Lille, FRA – Aeronef
06/23 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat (feat. Coilguns)
06/24 London, UK – Underworld (feat. Coilguns)
06/25 Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds
06/26 Glasgow, UK – Audio
06/27 Leeds, UK – Temple Of Boom
06/28 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
06/29 Bournemouth, UK – The Anvil
06/30 Bristol, UK – The Fleece

w/ Coilguns:

07/01 Antwerp, BEL – Kavka
07/02 Nijmegen, NET – Mereleyn
07/03 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang
07/04 Roskilde, DEN – Roskilde Fest (no Coilguns)

w/ God Mother

07/05 Goteborg, SWE – Sticky Fingers
07/06 Oslo, NOR – Vaterland
07/07 TBA – TBA

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Ministry Announces European Tour Dates; Dying Fetus To Support On Select Dates

Industrial metal legends Ministry will continue to support their critically acclaimed album “AmeriKKKant” and have announced an extensive tour which includes four UK dates, and a stretch throughout mainland Europe.

Catch the band’s politically-charged live set on one of the below dates:

MINISTRY – EU/UK Summer 2019
16.06. AT Nickelsdorf – Novarock
17.06. DE Lindau – Club Vaudeville
18.06. FR Strasbourg – Laiterie
20.06. FR Clisson – Hellfest / Knotfest
22.06. BE Dessel – Graspop
23.06. NL Nijmegen – Doornroosje
25.06. NO Oslo – Vulkan Arena
26.06. DK Aarhus – Voxhall
27.06. DE Hannover – Pavillon
30.06. DE Berlin – Huxleys
02.07. UK Bristol – SWX
03.07. UK Glasgow – SWG3
04.07. UK Birmingham – O2 Institute
06.07. UK London – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
07.07. FR Paris – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
09.07. DE Bochum @ Matrix
10.07. CZ Prague – Roxy
11.07. HU Budapest – A38
12.07. RO Timisoara – Rock la Mures
13.07. SK Kosice – Collosseum Club
15.07. LVA Riga – Melna Piektdiena w/ Dying Fetus
16.07. ES Tallinn – Rock Cafe w/ Dying Fetus
17.07. FI Tampere – Pakkahuone w/ Dying Fetus
19.07. SE Gävle – Gefle Metal Festival

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Tribulation Debut “Nightbound” Live Video – To Tour Europe w/ Gaahl’s Wyrd, UADA & Idle Hands

Tribulation debut a live video for their song “Nightbound” which was captured by Dirk Behlau during a show in Oberhausen, Germany.

The group’s current touring plans include the below tour with Gaahl’s Wyrd, UADA and Idle Hands:

02/21 Hamburg, GER – Kronensaal
02/22 Essen, GER – Turock
02/23 Ieper, BEL – Concertzaal JOC Ieper
02/24 Utrecht, NET – Helling
02/25 London, UK – O2 Islington Academy
02/26 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
02/28 Munich, GER – Backstage
03/01 Winterthur, SWI – Gaswerk
03/02 Vienna, AUT – Viper Room
03/03 Prague, CZE – Nova Chmelnice
03/05 Poznan, POL – U Bazyla
03/06 Warschau, POL – Proxima
03/07 Berlin, GER – BiNuu
03/08 Dresden, GER – Reithalle
03/09 Weinheim, GER – Cafe Central
03/10 Leeuwarden, NET – Neushoorn

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Visigoth Announces European Tour Dates

2018 was the breakthrough year for American Heavy Metallers Visigoth and 2019 is looking just as bright for the Salt Lake City powerforce!

Last week the band launched the video for “Traitor’s Gate” (watch below) and graced the cover of the latest issue of Deaf Forever magazine, now Visigoth is happy to announce a full European run through Europe in May and June! The tour is accompanied by the release of a 7” with two brand new songs. More details on the 7” shortly!

Comments Visigoth: “We are emerging from the abyss with a new two-song 7” that we are looking forward to unleashing onstage across Europe this summer! Of course this is just a foreshadowing of bigger things to come, but we hope that the hordes will be placated – if temporarily – by this humble offering. We’ll leave it up to the listener to explore the unifying theme that ties the lyrics and artwork together, but rest assured that musically not much has changed. Love it or hate it, this is still straightfoward heavy metal done the way we’ve always done it. Without further ado, the road calls once again, and we answer with fervent hunger!”

European Tour 2019:

24/05 – Berlin, DE @ Wolf City Fest
25/05 – Schönenberg-Kübelberg, DE @ Iron Fest
26/05 – London, UK @ Moth Club
27/05 – Newcastle, UK @ Head Of Steam
28/05 – Manchester, UK @ AATMA
30/05 – Mannheim, DE @ MS Connexion Complex*
31/05 – Oberndorf/Lech, DE @ Metalheadz Open Air*
01/06 – Villingen-Schwenningen @ Black Forest Festival*
02/06 – Oldenburg, DE @ MTS Records (night 1)*
03/06 – Oldenburg, DE @ MTS Records (night 2)*
05/06 – Aarau, CH @ Kiff*
06/06 – Kassel, DE @ Goldgrube*
07/06 – Hamburg, DE @ Bambi Galore*
08/06 – Bree, BE @ Ragnarok*
09/06 – Gelsenkirchen, DE @ Rock Hard Festival**
*w/Resistance
**Visigoth only

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Battle Beast Posts “No More Hollywood Endings” European Tour Trailer

Next month, Finnish heavy metallers Battle Beast will unleash their fifth studio album “No More Hollywood Endings,” on March 22, 2019 through Nuclear Blast Records. Their new tracks will also be presented live on the world’s stages. Kicking off in their home country (with one show already sold out!), the route will lead the group all across Europe in April & May. Watch the brand new tour trailer below.

The tour dates are as follows:

02.04. D Bielefeld – Forum
03.04. D Leipzig – Hellraiser
04.04. PL Warsaw – Proxima
05.04. PL Krakow – Klub Kwadrat
07.04. PL Poznan – u Bazyla
08.04. D Berlin – Lido
10.04. D Bochum – Zeche
11.04. D Saarbrücken – Garage
12.04. D Nuremberg – Hirsch
13.04. D Mannheim – Delta Metal Meeting
14.04. A Vienna – Szene
16.04. CH Pratteln – Z7
17.04. I Milan – Legend Club
18.04. F Lyon – Ninkasi Kao
19.04. E Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2
20.04. E Madrid – But
21.04. E Sevilla – Custom
23.04. P Lisbon – Lisboa ao Vivo
25.04. E Bilbao – Santana 27
26.04. F Toulouse – Le Connexion
27.04. F Clermont-Ferrand – La Coopérative de Mai
28.04. F Paris – Le Trabendo
30.04. UK London – The Dome
01.05. NL Leiden – Gebr. De Nobel
03.05. D Munich – Backstage
04.05. D Stuttgart – Im Wizemann
05.05. B Vosselaar – Biebob
07.05. D Hanover – MusikZentrum
08.05. D Hamburg – Markthalle
09.05. DK Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
10.05. S Gothenburg – Pustervik
11.05. S Stockholm – Klubben
12.05. N Oslo – Parkteatret

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Deadland Ritual Announces First Show In The United States

Deadland Ritual, featuring bassist Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), vocalist Franky Perez (Apocalyptica, Scars On Broadway), drummer Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver) and guitarist Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), will make their US debut on May 28th at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA. Tickets can be purchased from the Troubadour itself or TicketFly.

The band also announced a string of European shows, including festivals, which are as follows:

Deadland Ritual recently announced the following string of European dates in June.

June 4 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Amager Bio
June 5 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
June 6 – Sölvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
June 10 – Berlin, Germany – Kesselhaus
June 11 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
June 14-16 – Donnington, UK – Download Festival
June 17 – Tilburg, Netherlands – 013
June 18 – Paris, France – Trianon
June 19 – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7
June 21-22 – Vitoria, Spain – Azkena Festival
June 21-23 – Clisson, France – Hellfest Festival

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