Amon Amarth Reveals New Album “Berserker” Details; Posts New Music Video “Raven’s Flight” Online

Swedish viking metal stars Amon Amarth has announced that they will be releasing their next album, entitled, “Berserker” on May 3rd through Metal Blade Records. In addition, the band has also posted a music video online for the record’s first single, “Raven’s Flight,” which can be seen below, along with the album’s artwork and tracklisting. This is the first release of new material since the critically acclaimed, “Jomsviking,” which was released in March of 2016.

Tracklisting:

1. Fafner’s Gold
2. Crack the Sky
3. Mjo¨lner, Hammer of Thor
4. Shield Wall
5. Valkyria
6. Raven’s Flight
7. Ironside
8. The Berserker at Stamford Bridge
9. When Once Again We Can Set Our Sails
10. Skoll and Hati
11. Wings of Eagles
12. Into the Dark

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Niviane Inks Deal With Pitch Black Records For Debut “The Druid King”

Pitch Black Records is thrilled to welcome US power metal act Niviane into its artist roster! The debut album “The Druid King” is scheduled for release on November 3rd.

Niviane is an American power metal band hailing from Sacramento, California formed in the fall of 2014. The band’s core sound was created by melding together collective influences of classic heavy metal along with modern European metal to produce what has been branded “a new breed of American power metal.” The first single “The Berserker” is available for streaming in the player below.

Soon after forming, intensive writing began on many songs that would later appear on the band’s debut album. On May 15th, 2015 the band debuted the music live for the first time at The Knitting Factory in Reno, Nevada. Delivering a high-energy performance complete with duel lead guitar attacks and high-soaring vocals, the band began a run of successful show dates. Niviane continued to perform live while finalizing songs for their debut album through the end of 2015. The band’s debut album is now ready to be unleashed to the metal world.

“The Druid King” was recorded at Alien Production Studios in California, with JK Northrup at the helm – eleven tracks of pure heavy epic power metal with dual lead guitar attacks are combined with gritty soaring vocals for a result that is nothing short of majestic! Add to that song themes drawn from historic and mythologicalfantasy, it will be hard for “The Druid King” not to please even the most demanding metal fan!

The track list for the album is:

1. The Berserker
2. Adrestia
3. Watch the Banners Fall
4. Into Twilight
5. Gladiator
6. Arise Samurai
7. Elegy
8. March of the Jötunn
9. War of Immortals
10. Heaven Overflow
11. The Druid King

Check out “The Berserker” here:

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Brain Tentacles Announces April U.S. Tour Dates

Multi-state avant-garde/jazz/metal trio Brain Tentacles recently confirmed a short run of live dates next month. Slated to roll from April 12th through April 16th, the trek includes a stop at this year’s Berserker Fest alongside the likes of Gwar, Eyehategod, Weedeater, and labelmates The Obsessed.

These new shows will be in support of the band’s self-titled album that released via Relapse Records this past fall. Check out our review here and you can also listen in below.

4/12/2017 Hardwood Brewery – Richmond, VA w/ Dumb Water
4/13/2017 Reverb – Reading, PA w/ Gwar
4/14/2017 Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH w/ Gwar
4/15/2017 Berserker IV @ The Crofoot – Pontiac, MI
4/16/2017 The Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL w/ Macabre

Brain Tentacles by Brain Tentacles

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Sliptrick Records Inks Deal With Berserker

Lithuanian melodic folk metal act Berserker signed on with Sliptrick Records. The label will release the band’s 2015 independently released debut “Dark World Collide.” The release date will be announced soon.

Berserker’s vision for music, which combines epic melodies, apocalyptic lyrics, strong and expressive vocals, is to bring every listener to his own unearthly, magical, fantastic reality.

“Dark Worlds Collide” was recorded, mastered and mixed in 2015 by Rimtautas Piskarskas from Muzikos Laboratorija, a Vilnius based recording studio.

The track list is:

1. Intro
2. Dark Worlds Collide (check out the music video here)
3. Warhell
4. Madness Machine
5. The Day Human Died
6. Wolf
7. Prelude
8. Viking Ship
9. Mušis už Žeme

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Cannabis Corpse Kicks Off New Tour Dates

Death metal powerhouse Cannabis Corpse just kicked off a North American tour, and tonight the trek heads to Frederick, MD for the Berserker Fest. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

Cannabis Corpse is touring in support of latest album, “From Wisdom to Baked” (reviewed here).

Formed by bassist Phil “LandPhil” Hall (of Municipal Waste / Iron Reagan fame) and his brother Josh “Hallhammer” Hall in 2006, Cannabis Corpse has made a name for itself across four full-length albums and relentless touring. See the band live:

Feb. 26 Frederick, MD @ Cafe 611
Feb. 27 North Arlington, NJ @ Hartley’s
Feb. 28 Brooklyn NY @ Saint Vitus
Feb. 29 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Mar. 1 Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
Mar. 2 Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
Mar. 3 Valparaiso, IN @ Big Shots
Mar. 4 Detroit, MI @ Berserker Music Fest
Mar. 5 Cincinnati, OH @ Mad Frog (w/ ARTIFICIAL BRAIN)
Mar. 6 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter (w/ ARTIFICIAL BRAIN)

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Cannabis Corpse Updates U.S. Tour Schedule

Death metal powerhouse Cannabis Corpse has added a new date to the band’s upcoming tour, which sees the group performing to-and-from Berserker Fest. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

Cannabis Corpse is touring in support of latest album, “From Wisdom to Baked.” Catch the band live with Snafu and Coagula on these dates:

Feb. 25 Washington, DC @ The Pinch
Feb. 26 Frederick, MD @ Cafe 611
Feb. 27 North Arlington, NJ @ Hartley’s
Feb. 28 Brooklyn NY @ Saint Vitus
Feb. 29 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Mar. 1 Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
Mar. 2 Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
Mar. 3 Valparaiso, IN @ Big Shots
Mar. 4 Detroit, MI @ Berserker Music Fest
Mar. 5 Cincinnati, OH @ Mad Frog (w/ ARTIFICIAL BRAIN)
Mar. 6 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter (w/ ARTIFICIAL BRAIN)

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Die Choking Kicking Off European Tour Dates

Hypergrind trio Die Choking will begin the band’s first tour of Europe this week, kicking off Grind Is The New Black tomorrow in France. The tour also marks the CD version of the band’s debut album “III,” being co-released between The Compound Recs and Selfmadegod Records.

Surrounding its initial deluxe vinyl release through The Compound Recs in October, “III” will now be issued on CD, the disc being made available for the European tour. The CD will then be available in Europe via Selfmadegod Records and in the U.S. via The Compound Recs/Earsplit Distro on February 26th.

The Grind Is The New Black tour sees the band joining up with Paris-based Department Of Correction, with two weeks of shows beginning this Friday, February 12th, and running through the 27th.

Following the European tour, Die Choking is also confirmed to take part in the Berserker III Fest in Detroit, playing March 4th. See the band live on these dates:

III by Die Choking

2/12/2016 Le Buzz – Paris, FR w/ Department Of Correction
2/13/2016 Bar Live – Roubaix, FR w/ Department Of Correction
2/14/2016 Unicorn – London, UK w/ Department Of Correction
2/15/2016 Red Lion – Bristol, UK w/ Department Of Correction
2/16/2016 Northumberland – Newcastle, UK w/ Department Of Correction
2/17/2016 Maguire’s Pizza Bar – Liverpool, UK w/ Department Of Correction
2/18/2016 The Old Angel – Notthingham, UK w/ Department Of Correction
2/19/2016 DeathFist Fest – Nantes, FR w/ Department Of Correction [info]
2/20/2016 Raymond Bar – Clermont Ferrand, FR w/ Department Of Correction
2/21/2016 Les Pavillons Sauvages – Toulouse, FR w/ Department Of Correction
2/22/2016 Thunderbird Lounge – Saint Etienne, FR w/ Department Of Correction
2/23/2016 Haus Mainush – Mayence, DE w/ Department Of Correction
2/24/2016 Sanitätstelle – Chemnitz, DE w/ Department Of Correction
2/25/2016 Epplehaus – Tübingen, DE w/ Department Of Correction
2/26/2016 Cafete – Bern, CH w/ Department Of Correction
2/27/2016 Black Box – Saint Dizier, FR w/ Department Of Correction
3/04/2016 Berserker Fest III – Detroit, MI [info] w/ Conan, Cannabis Corpse, Black Tusk, Yautja
3/05/2016 House Show – Lansing, MI w/ Sunlight’s Bane, Dead Hour Noise, Mutilatred
3/10/2016 Gallery 5 – Richmond, VA w/ Fucking Invincible
3/11/2016 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD w/ Fucking Invincible
3/12/2016 Lava Space – Philadelphia, PA w/ Fucking Invincible
4/08-09/2016 Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA @ Useless Christ Fest 14 w/ Birdflesh, Suffocation
5/12/2016 The Funky Jungle – Providence, RI w/ Pyrrhon
5/13/2016 Obrien’s – Boston, MA w/ Pyrrhon
5/14/2016 Geno’s Rock Club – Portland, ME w/ Pyrrhon
5/15/2016 – Westcott Community Center – Syracuse, NY
7/08-10/2016 Tiny Boat Art Space in Asheville, NC@ Blood Rust II Fest w/ Torch Runner, Prisoner, more

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Cannabis Corpse Gears Up For U.S. Tour Dates

Death metal powerhouse Cannabis Corpse has announced a new U.S. tour based around a Berserker Fest performance in February. The tour begins on February 26th, and a full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

Cannabis Corpse is touring in support of latest album “From Wisdom to Baked” (reviewed here). Catch the band live with SNAFU and Coagula on these tour dates:

Feb. 26 Frederick, MD @ Cafe 611
Feb. 27 Washington, DC @ The Pinch
Feb. 28 Brooklyn NY @ Saint Vitus
Feb. 29 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Mar. 1 Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
Mar. 2 Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
Mar. 3 Valparaiso, IN @ Big Shots
Mar. 4 Detroit, MI @ Berserker Music Fest
Mar. 5 Cincinnati, OH @ Mad Frog (w/ ARTIFICIAL BRAIN)
Mar. 6 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter (w/ ARTIFICIAL BRAIN)

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Fucking Invincible Streams New Track “Get It Wrong”

Following the previous stream of “Cross-Uncross” (still available here), Fucking Invincible just unloaded another unrelenting track off the “I Hate Myself And Want You To Die” EP. Check out smoldering closing track “Get It Wrong” below.

“I Hate Myself And Want You To Die” will see release via Atomic Action Records on December 18th. Fucking Invincible is currently booking an East Coast tour to take place in early 2016 surrounding a confirmed set at Berserker Fest in Detroit this March. Stand by for the tour dates to be declared in the coming days.

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Two GWAR Members To Join Their Scumdog Brothers on the GWAR Eternal Tour this Fall!

GWAR, the most brutal band in existence, has bolstered its ranks leading up to the GWAR Eternal Tour. The Berserker Blóthar and Vulvatron are the latest intergalactic warriors to be banished to the pathetic mudball known as Planet Earth. Blóthar; a fat, filthy, frozen space viking, will take over as GWAR’s lead vocalist. The role […]

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