New Album “Void Estate” Announced By End Of Green

Dark. Loud. End Of Green. Germany’s strongest dark rock band has found a unique standpoint in the cosmos of music and has once again lacerated lesions for the upcoming effort “Void Estate.” End Of Green comes from a world of its own; no other band is able to visualize isolation in the midst of beauty with such ear-piercing power and after 25 years of agony they release opus number nine – out on August 18th 2017 via Napalm Records as a 2CD Digipak (CD+DVD),
2LP Gatefold and Digital Album.

So what else should one expect from “Void Estate”?

Inside of a maze of Goth, doom, metal, doleful alternative and deep-rooted pain, the band is desperate to find hope. Michelle Darkness sings touching and intimate dirges about aging, loss and loneliness. Every note is clutched by wistfulness and somewhere in these lofty melodies glimmers a spark of optimism; A redeeming ray of hope sheltered in melodic hook lines.

Watch the first album teaser and get your first look at the stunning album artwork by Oliver Merkle below.

Somewhere in the lofty melodies glimmers a spark of optimism; A redeeming ray of hope sheltered in melodic hook lines. Though we are aware of the doom of our very souls songs like “The Unseen” offer the listener a light at the end of the tunnel: “Together, we are less alone.”

The track listing is as follows:

1. Send In The Clowns
2. Dark Side Of The Sun
3. The Door
4. Head Down
5. Crossroads
6. The Unseen
7. Dressed In Black Again
8. Mollodrome
9. Worn And Torn
10. City Of Broken Thoughts
11. Like A Stranger
12. Leave This Town (Bonus Track)

The additional DVD features a very special acoustic show captured at the PBHF Club in Berlin 2016! The DVD track listing reads as follows:

1. Demons
2. Hurter
3. Under The Sway
4. Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
5. Slaves
6. Goodnight Insomnia
7. Final Resistance
8. Pain Hates Me
9. Crossroads (Calvin Russel Cover)
10. Dying In Moments
11. Ghostdance
12. Weakness
13. Head Down
14. Death In Veins
15. Tragedy Insane
16. Sunday Mourning
17. Nice Day To Die

Get your hands on these exclusive pre-orders at this location. Get a glimpse with the following preview:

The band will be busy touring Germany in October and November. Don’t miss this chance to see this five-piece live on the road:

20.10.17 DE – Berlin / Columbia Theater
21.10.17 DE – Leipzig / Werk 2
03.11.17 DE – Aschaffenburg / Colos Saal
04.11.17 DE – München / Backstage
09.11.17 DE – Nürnberg / Hirsch
10.11.17 DE – Bochum / Matrix
11.11.17 DE – Hamburg / Knust
18.11.17 DE – LKA Longhorn

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New Album “Void Estate” Announced By End Of Green

Dark. Loud. End Of Green. Germany’s strongest dark rock band has found a unique standpoint in the cosmos of music and has once again lacerated lesions for the upcoming effort “Void Estate.” End Of Green comes from a world of its own; no other band is able to visualize isolation in the midst of beauty with such ear-piercing power and after 25 years of agony they release opus number nine – out on August 18th 2017 via Napalm Records as a 2CD Digipak (CD+DVD),
2LP Gatefold and Digital Album.

So what else should one expect from “Void Estate”?

Inside of a maze of Goth, doom, metal, doleful alternative and deep-rooted pain, the band is desperate to find hope. Michelle Darkness sings touching and intimate dirges about aging, loss and loneliness. Every note is clutched by wistfulness and somewhere in these lofty melodies glimmers a spark of optimism; A redeeming ray of hope sheltered in melodic hook lines.

Watch the first album teaser and get your first look at the stunning album artwork by Oliver Merkle below.

Somewhere in the lofty melodies glimmers a spark of optimism; A redeeming ray of hope sheltered in melodic hook lines. Though we are aware of the doom of our very souls songs like “The Unseen” offer the listener a light at the end of the tunnel: “Together, we are less alone.”

The track listing is as follows:

1. Send In The Clowns
2. Dark Side Of The Sun
3. The Door
4. Head Down
5. Crossroads
6. The Unseen
7. Dressed In Black Again
8. Mollodrome
9. Worn And Torn
10. City Of Broken Thoughts
11. Like A Stranger
12. Leave This Town (Bonus Track)

The additional DVD features a very special acoustic show captured at the PBHF Club in Berlin 2016! The DVD track listing reads as follows:

1. Demons
2. Hurter
3. Under The Sway
4. Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
5. Slaves
6. Goodnight Insomnia
7. Final Resistance
8. Pain Hates Me
9. Crossroads (Calvin Russel Cover)
10. Dying In Moments
11. Ghostdance
12. Weakness
13. Head Down
14. Death In Veins
15. Tragedy Insane
16. Sunday Mourning
17. Nice Day To Die

Get your hands on these exclusive pre-orders at this location. Get a glimpse with the following preview:

The band will be busy touring Germany in October and November. Don’t miss this chance to see this five-piece live on the road:

20.10.17 DE – Berlin / Columbia Theater
21.10.17 DE – Leipzig / Werk 2
03.11.17 DE – Aschaffenburg / Colos Saal
04.11.17 DE – München / Backstage
09.11.17 DE – Nürnberg / Hirsch
10.11.17 DE – Bochum / Matrix
11.11.17 DE – Hamburg / Knust
18.11.17 DE – LKA Longhorn

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Helslave Debuts New Song “Lord of Lies” From Upcoming New EP “Divination”

Italian oldschool death dealers Helslave debut a new song entitled “Lord of Lies”, taken from the upcoming new EP “Divination”, which will see release on June 24 via Black Market Metal.

Check out now “Lord of Lies” below.

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Gene Hoglan Auctioning Off Drum Kit For Charity

If you’ve witnessed a performance featuring world-renowned drummer Gene Hoglan within the past decade or so, chances are you’ve seen him perform with his Pearl Masters Custom Set utilized on Ozzfest, tours with Opeth, Strapping Young Lad, Unearth, and on Hoglan’s first DVD, “The Atomic Clock.”

The set was also used to record Strapping Young Lad’s “The New Black,” as well as records by Tenet, Meldrum, Mr. Plow and Zimmer’s Hole. Now, this drum kit can be yours! Hoglan is currently auctioning this kit, which has been featured in Pearl catalogs and Modern Drummer Magazine, via eBay auction.

Partial proceeds from the sale will be donated to The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics in memory of Michelle Meldrum and Death front man Chuck Schuldiner. You can visit the auction page and place bids right here.

Hoglan says, “It’s a killer kit, sounds huge… sounds amazing on ‘The New Black.’ You can really tell when you listen to the album. Some of the proceeds are going to be donated to The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics in memory of Chuck Schuldiner and Michelle Meldrum, so part of it is going to a good cause.”

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Insatia Signs Deal With Pitch Black Records

Pitch Black Records today announces the addition of female-fronted U.S. / Canadian symphonic power metal act Insatia into its artist roster for the release of the band’s second album, “Phoenix Aflame,” due out on June 23rd, 2017.

Formed in 2009 and fronted by charismatic vocalist Zoe Federoff, the band released its self-produced debut album “Asylum Denied” in 2013 and has since then opened for multiple international acts, including Sonata Arctica and Dark Tranquility.

Pitch Black comments: “The band’s upcoming release ‘Phoenix Aflame’ is a melodic power metal album with masterfully blended folk and symphonic elements. To top it all off Federoff’s amazing vocal work adds a spectacular dimension to the album’s already superb atmosphere and aesthetic.

“Producers Fabio D’Amore (Serenity) and Ivan Moni Bidin (Starsick System, Pathosray, Last Warning), joined by Staffan Karlsson (known for his work with Arch Enemy, Firewind, Roxette and many other notable acts) have surpassed all expectations in producing this album as the end result is simply outstanding!

“The album features guest performances by Apollo Papathanasio (ex-Firewind, Spiritual Beggars), Chris Amott (ex-Arch Enemy, Armageddon), Christian Hermsderfer (ex-Visions Of Atlantis, Serenity) and Erica James (The Erica James Band) as well as the astonishing artwork of talented artist Gogo Melone.”

The album’s title track is now available for streaming below, while pre-orders are online at this location. The track listing is as follows:

1. Land of the Living (Intro)
2. Act of Mercy
3. Memory of a Sapphire
4. Sacred
5. We are the Grey
6. Phoenix Aflame
7. Not My God
8. Captor and Captive
9. Velvet Road
10. Healer of Hatred

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3Teeth Posts Full New Album Online

LA industrial group 3Teeth today released “Shutdown.exe” on OMF Records. Fans can now purchase and stream the record at all digital retailers and indie record stores – listen in below.

Over the last few years, 3Teeth has quickly evolved from a provocative underground act to a band on the cusp of becoming one of rock’s most exciting new bands. 2016 found the group opening for the likes of Tool, and this year that meteoric rise continues with the release of 2nd full-length album, “Shutdown.exe.”

Self-produced by the band, mixed by Sean Beavan, and mastered by Howie Wienberg, the new album is a brooding record that seethes with relentless aggression and unrepentant attitude.

The band will embark on spring/summer tour in late May supporting the album, which kicks off with a performance at Blackest of the Black Festival in Silverado, CA and includes dates with Rammstein and headlining shows across the country.

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May 26 – Silverado, CA – Blackest of the Black Festival
May 27 – Kansas City, MO – KC Quarantine Festival @ Prohibition Hall
May 28 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
May 29 – Austin, TX – Elysium
May 30 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
June 2 – Hamtramck, MI – Industrial Is Not Dead @ Small’s
June 3 – Milwaukee, WI – Sanctuary Festival @ Club Anything
June 25 – Wantagh, NY – Jones Beach Theater (w/Rammstein)
June 27 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (W/Rammstein)
June 28 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
June 30 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
July 1 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
July 5 – Richmond, VA – The Fallout
July 7 – Washington, DC – U Street
July 8 – Wilmington, DE – Bar XIII
July 10 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
July 11 – New York, NY – The Studio at Webster Hall
July 13 – Buffalo, NY – Iron Works
July 14 – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
July 15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
July 18 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
July 25 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
July 28 – Calgary, AB – Terminus Festival
+Additional Dates TBA

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Psycho Las Vegas 2017 (featuring King Diamond)

– May 19th, 2017 –

Tickets on sale now, plus hotel discounts available

Set to take place from August 18th through August 20th (with a pre-party on August 17th at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada), Psycho Las Vegas 2017 will see the legendary King Diamond perform the Abigail album in its entirety as a USA-exclusive show for 2017. Other headliners at the festival include Mastodon, Neurosis, Corrosion of Conformity, among countless other bands as support. It is already – and rightly so – being hailed as one of the best heavy lineups ever put together for an American festival.

Last year, Dig Boston lauded Psycho Las Vegas for boasting “one of the most amazing festival lineups” to-date. BrooklynVegan praised the event as both “fun [and] weird” with a sound quality that was “absolutely top-level,” while Las Vegas Review Journal celebrated the festival’s “communal, come-as-you-are vibe,” adding that “the whole weekend had the feel of a heavy-metal family gathering meets ‘The Big Lebowski’; a laid-back get-together with an ensemble cast of far-out characters, from gray-haired dudes in Captain Beefheart T-shirts to Yeti-shaggy heavy-metal epicureans…Noisey concurred, hailing Psycho Las Vegas for fulfilling “every hesher’s fantasy of wandering around the Hard Rock Hotel stoned out of your mind while alternating between gambling, getting wasted, smoking cigarettes indoors, eating Mexican food, flaunting tattoos, and, of course, watching a seemingly endless onslaught of metal bands perform.

And this year, Psycho Las Vegas will only up the proverbial ante with exclusive 2017 USA appearances by French progressive rock unit Magma, black metallers Abbath led by former Immortal guitarist/vocalist Abbath Doom Occulta, and cult stoner/desert rock unit Slo Burn, fronted by Kyuss‘ John Garcia. Additionally, Mulatu Astatke, the father of Ethio-jazz, will be making his west of Chicago exclusive appearance, while Manilla Road, who are celebrating their 40th anniversary, will perform their classic Crystal Logic in its entirety as a worldwide exclusive for Psycho Las Vegas.

Psycho Las Vegas 2017 tickets are selling fast! Don’t miss out. Secure yours today at: psycholv2017.eventbrite.com

Payment options for Psycho Las Vegas 2017 are available through Affirm, with immediate delivery of tickets. For more information, please visit: affirm.com

Hotel discounts at the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino are also available using the code “psych17” (Note: You must use this special code at the time of booking; not when you arrive at the hotel). Book today at: hardrockhotel.com

Psycho Las Vegas 2017 line-up (alphabetical):
Abbath
Ace Frehley
Black Anvil
Blood Ceremony
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Buzzov*en
Carcass
Celeste
Chelsea Wolfe
Cirith Ungol
Cloud Catcher
Code Orange
Conan
Corrosion Of Conformity
Cough
Cult Leader
Cult Of Luna With Julie Christmas
Diamondhead
Domkraft
Earthless
Elephant Tree (Aka Flights)
Eternal Tapestry
Fister
Floorian
Gatecreeper
GEQ
Gojira
Gost
Graf Orlock
Heavy Temple
Hollow Leg
Inter Arma
Khemmis
King Diamond
Laura Pleasants & Special Guests
Magma
Manilla Road
Merlin
Mastodon
Minsk
Morne
Mothership
Mouth Of The Architect
Mulatu Astatke
Murder City Devils
Mustard Gas & Roses
Myrkur
Neurosis
North
Oathbreaker
Pelican
Pentagram
Psychic TV
The Rods
Ruby The Hatchet
Sasquatch
Saturndust (AKA Flights)
Sleep
Slo Burn
Slomatics
Snail
Sons Of Otis
Sumac
Summoner
Swans
The Skull
Toke
Urchin
Usnea
Vhol
Weedeater
Windhand
Wizard Rifle
Wolves In The Throne Room
Yawning Man
Year Of The Cobra
Youngblood Supercult
Zeal & Ardor

Psycho Las Vegas online:
http://www.vivapsycho.com
http://www.facebook.com/psychoLasVegas
http://www.instagram.com/psycholasvegas

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Connoisseur Announces California Tour Dates

California sludge punk legion Connoisseur will bring smoky psalms to the streets again next month on a mini-run of live dates that include a performance supporting Eyehategod, Infest, and Brainoil June 4th in Oakland.

Additional live incursions are in the plotting stages. See all currently confirmed dates below, in support of the “Over The Edge” full-length album released via Tankcrimes last month.

6/04/2017 Metro – Oakland, CA w/ Eyehategod, Infest, Brainoil
6/08/2017 Skip Gibson’s – Grover Beach, CA
6/09/2017 Redwood Bar – Los Angeles, CA
6/10/2017 Black Light District – Long Beach, CA
6/11/2017 Tower Bar – San Diego, CA
6/17/2017 Caffe Pergolesi – Santa Cruz, CA

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Craig Locicero Comments On Death Of Chris Cornell

Last night news broke that Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave) had passed away, with news arriving this morning that the cause of death was an apparent suicide. Musicians from across the genre spectrum have expressed their condolences or extreme surprise, with Forbidden’s Craig Locicero issuing this lengthy statement:

“When Alice told me that Chris Cornell was found dead, it was around midnight last night. After looking around I saw it was evidently true. Shocking and somehow not shocking, but most certainly dauntingly sad for millions of us and especially his loved ones and bandmates. When I awoke this morning it still didn’t seem real, but as I opened up Instagram, every post was a Cornell picture with heartfelt words attached to them. It hit me hard in that moment. It’s hitting me right now.

“In 1989 Forbidden went to the Foundations Forum in L.A. to do the schmooze thing with hundreds of other metal bands. Hair metal, thrash metal, prog metal, heavy metal…metal metal. It was like what the NAMM show has turned into these days, but worse. Or better… I dunno…
Everybody got a gift bag the first day. I didn’t even sift through mine until I got home. At that time I went back to living at my parents house in Fremont for a short stay. I opened up my gift bag and found a bunch of unmemorable crap and one cassette that looked interesting to me. Didn’t fit in the cheese bag. That cassette was ‘Loud Than Love’ by Soundgarden.

“I remember putting it on and immediately feeling transformed into a different world. One far less ridged and more free than what music was turning into commercially, even in my thrash metal genre. A world that wasn’t laid into perfect lines, but was splashed in colors and emotion. Less processed, more raw emotion and power.

“Like Led Zeppelin, the Beatles and Black Sabbath all met up in Egypt for a hooka hashish jam session. Chris Cornell was lofty and sang with gut wrenching passion without at all being pretentious.

“This completely cleaned my pallet from all I knew about music at my naive 20 years. I’d found something that transformed me and changed the way I looked at heavy music, for the better. All because it was in a little gift bag at the right time.

“The next thing I did was went backwards buy ‘Ultra-Mega OK.’ So heavy and beautiful. Nobody else in Forbidden appreciated it very much at the time. I was addicted. When the word ‘grunge’ came along following after Nirvana’s breakthrough, I was already entranced by Soundgarden and then Alice in Chains. These were not grunge bands. They were rock bands who did it better than most. They just were great bands.

“Ultimately, Soundgarden was the vessel that started me upon my musical growth and made me more fearless to try new things with my life. Up until then I was just riffing and writing without putting as much of my heart into it. This all happened as we were writing ‘Twisted Into Form’ but really didn’t have time to marinate into the music yet.

“After ‘TIF’ was finished, Alice and I headed to New York to get the record mastered by Howie Weinberg. I had a few days off to hang out with Jim Welsh and everyone at Combat, so one night we went to La’Amours to see Voivod, Soundgarden and Faith No More. In that order.

“This would be the first of many times I saw Soundgarden. That particular night, they took the show with their Middle Eastern influence and care free delivery. It was just heavy and massive. Beautiful. Cornell was a rock god in person.

“That was all the origins for me. Since then They got the accolades that they much deserved and put amazing slabs of art out with Badmotorfinger, Superunknown, Down the Upside and finally King Animal. All mysterious offerings laced with magic and chemistry.

“The closest I came to actually meeting Chris is when we were recording the Manmade God record in Hollywood starting in 2001. Rick Rubin signed us and was co-producing our record. Rick loved our sound and thought that our singer (Pann Reed) had a very powerful and soulful voice, much like Cornell.

“He loved it so much, in fact that he had an idea. To get the guys in Rage Against the Machine to jam with Chris Cornell and see what happens. This is while we are doing preproduction down in Hollywood.

“Next thing we know, they are writing songs on the spot for Audioslave and in the studio a month or so later. Audioslave pretty much was put together, recorded an offering and put it out all while we were still trapped in L.A. working on our record, which took over 2 years to come out after we started the recording process. Crazy and true.

“By the time the MMG record finally did start getting radio play, 6 months before the record hit, the reviews and DJ’s starting making the comparison to Audioslave. Because they figured we came after them. The irony. Not a bad thing at all, but certainly not the case.

“Cornell himself was a true enigma. Not too much was ever known about him because he was very private. His life was a bit mysterious and I’d heard many differing opinions about Chris, the man. I’d never come across him personally for some reason, it just didn’t happen.

“I do know from the time we spent down there recording that Chris was battling his demons during the Audioslave recordings. Just like the rest of us humans, he was vulnerable. I’m actually glad I never met Chris, so the mystery will stay with me forever.

“Much like John Lennon and David Bowie, he will sit in a special place that only true legends sit at in my heart.”

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Integrity Releases “I Am The Spell” Music Video

Integrity returns with 12th studio album “Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume.” A conceptual foretelling of the final days of Armageddon, “Howling…” is a manifestation of pentecostal nightmares and religious depravities, wrought with fire and brimstone sermons and occult prophecies bathed in waves of destruction.

The album was recorded and mixed at Developing Nations Studio in Baltimore with mastering handled by Brad Boatright (Obituary, Toxic Holocaust, Full Of Hell) and will see its release on CD/2xLP/deluxe 3xLP/CS/digital formats via Relapse Records on July 14th. A music video for the song “I Am The Spell” directed by frontman Dwid Hellion can be viewed below.

Additionally, Integrity recently announced a European tour this June followed by a Japanese tour in October. Dates are available below, and the album’s track listing is as follows:

1. Fallen To Destroy
2. Blood Sermon
3. Hymn For The Children of the Black Flame
4. I Am The Spell
5. Die With Your Boots On
6. Serpent of the Crossroads
7. Unholy Salvation of Sabbatai Zevi
8. 7 Reece Mews
9. Burning Beneath the Devils Cross
10. String Up My Teeth
11. Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume
12. Viselle De Drac (Digital / Deluxe Vinyl Bonus Track)
13. Entartete Kunst (Digital / Deluxe Vinyl Bonus Track)
14. Deathly Fighter (Digital / Deluxe Vinyl Bonus Track)
15. The Perfect Silence (Digital Bonus Track)

Jun 09 Berlin, DE Jugendkulturzentrum Linse
Jun 10 Poznan, PL Klub U Bazyla
Jun 11 Prague, CZ 007
Jun 12 Schweinfurt, DE Alter Stattbahnhof
Jun 13 Cologne, DE MTC Cologne
Jun 14 Arnhem, NL Luxor Live
Jun 15 Brugge, BE JH Comma
Jun 16 Stadtmitte, DE Stadmitte
Jun 17 Ulm, DE Eden
Jun 18 Clisson, FR Hellfest 2017

— All Dates Oct 06 – 09 With Creepout —
Oct 06 Tokyo, JP Antiknock
Oct 07 Mie, JP Chaos
Oct 08 Osaka, JP Hokage
Oct 09 Tokyo, JP Earthdom

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