Alien Weaponry Announces Debut Album, “Tu”

Three teenagers, known as ALIEN WEAPONRY, from a tiny town in New Zealand have managed to capture imaginations with their unique thrash metal sound and commanding live performances. This in itself is surprising, but perhaps the most unexpected element of all in their success is that many of the band’s songs are delivered in a language that is unknown to international audiences – New Zealand’s native language, Te Reo Maori.

Now, ALIEN WEAPONRY are ready to release their furious debut album “Tu” on the world. Short for “Tumatauenga,” the Maori god of war, Tu also means to stand strong and proud, and to stand for something. The notion is reflected in the album artwork, which includes the tradtional moko kanohi (facial tattoos) of the Maori warrior.

Napalm Records released the single and video for the song “Holding My Breath” – the first single so far to be sung entirely in English. The song was written by Lewis (Vocals/Guitar). In it, he talks about the anxiety of being judged and socially ostracized by peers to the point of being unable to function.

“It’s about something that actually happened to me. I felt so bad that I literally stayed in my room and couldn’t bring myself to leave the house or talk to anyone,” he says. “I wrote the song at that time, and it was one of the things that helped me work through it, so I hope it will resonate with other people going through similar things.”

One of the people it has already resonated with is actress Rose van Wylich, featured in the video; who experienced similar feelings of isolation as a teenager.

“Holding My Breath” is the first single put out by Napalm Records in advance of ALIEN WEAPONRY’s debut album “Tu” being released on June 1st. A month later, the band will head to Europe for a 3-month tour which includes the world’s biggest metal festival, Wacken Open Air.
You can preorder “Tu” here.

Here is the track listing for “Tu”:

1. Whaikorero
2. Ru Ana Te Whenua
3. Holding My Breath
4. Raupatu
5. Kai Tangata
6. Rage – It Takes Over Again
7. The Things That You Know (Bonus Track)
8. Whispers
9. PC Bro
10. Urutaa
11. Nobody Here
12. Te Ara
13. Hypocrite (Bonus Track)

Here are the latest Alien Weaponry tour dates:

03.02.18 – NZ – Hamilton / Rugby Sevens World Cup
06.02.18 – NZ – Wellington / Waitangi Day Festival
17.02.18 – NZ – Wellington / Pao Pao Pao
03.03.18 – NZ – Auckland / Auckland City Limits Festival
20.03.18 – NZ – Auckland / Prophets of Rage support
22. – 28.07.18 – SVN – Tomlin / Metal Days Festival
02. – 04.08.18 – DEU – Wacken / Wacken Festival
01.09.18 – DEU – Hamburg / Welt-Turbojugend Tage

More dates coming soon.

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Alien Weaponry Announces Debut Album, “Tu”

Three teenagers, known as ALIEN WEAPONRY, from a tiny town in New Zealand have managed to capture imaginations with their unique thrash metal sound and commanding live performances. This in itself is surprising, but perhaps the most unexpected element of all in their success is that many of the band’s songs are delivered in a language that is unknown to international audiences – New Zealand’s native language, Te Reo Maori.

Now, ALIEN WEAPONRY are ready to release their furious debut album “Tu” on the world. Short for “Tumatauenga,” the Maori god of war, Tu also means to stand strong and proud, and to stand for something. The notion is reflected in the album artwork, which includes the tradtional moko kanohi (facial tattoos) of the Maori warrior.

Napalm Records released the single and video for the song “Holding My Breath” – the first single so far to be sung entirely in English. The song was written by Lewis (Vocals/Guitar). In it, he talks about the anxiety of being judged and socially ostracized by peers to the point of being unable to function.

“It’s about something that actually happened to me. I felt so bad that I literally stayed in my room and couldn’t bring myself to leave the house or talk to anyone,” he says. “I wrote the song at that time, and it was one of the things that helped me work through it, so I hope it will resonate with other people going through similar things.”

One of the people it has already resonated with is actress Rose van Wylich, featured in the video; who experienced similar feelings of isolation as a teenager.

“Holding My Breath” is the first single put out by Napalm Records in advance of ALIEN WEAPONRY’s debut album “Tu” being released on June 1st. A month later, the band will head to Europe for a 3-month tour which includes the world’s biggest metal festival, Wacken Open Air.
You can preorder “Tu” here.

Here is the track listing for “Tu”:

1. Whaikorero
2. Ru Ana Te Whenua
3. Holding My Breath
4. Raupatu
5. Kai Tangata
6. Rage – It Takes Over Again
7. The Things That You Know (Bonus Track)
8. Whispers
9. PC Bro
10. Urutaa
11. Nobody Here
12. Te Ara
13. Hypocrite (Bonus Track)

Here are the latest Alien Weaponry tour dates:

03.02.18 – NZ – Hamilton / Rugby Sevens World Cup
06.02.18 – NZ – Wellington / Waitangi Day Festival
17.02.18 – NZ – Wellington / Pao Pao Pao
03.03.18 – NZ – Auckland / Auckland City Limits Festival
20.03.18 – NZ – Auckland / Prophets of Rage support
22. – 28.07.18 – SVN – Tomlin / Metal Days Festival
02. – 04.08.18 – DEU – Wacken / Wacken Festival
01.09.18 – DEU – Hamburg / Welt-Turbojugend Tage

More dates coming soon.

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Video Clip For New Song “Tophet” Posted By Black Altar

Polish black metal act Black Altar released a video clip for the new song “Tophet.” The song appears on the forthcoming split LP with Beastcraft entitled “Winds Ov Decay,” which will be released on November 30th via Odium Records to celebrate the 21st Anniversary of Black Altar. The scenes for the video were filmed in England, Sweden, Norway, Poland and USA. Check it out in the player below.

“Winds Ov Decay” will be released as an eight panel digipack CD (featuring a sixteen page booklet), gatefold black 180g vinyl LP and a limited edition (50 copies only) featuring wooden box containing the CD, red vinyl LP, 2 t-shirts, patch, pin, posters and loads of rarities concerning Black Altar.

Some special guests took part in the recording of Black Altar’s “Tophet” song include: James Stewart from Vader, V. Priest from Acherontas, Acerbus from Ondskapt, Soroth Northgrove from
Beastcraft and Nihil from Furia.

The track listing for the split release is:

Black Altar:

1. Intro
2. Tophet
3. Winds Ov Decay
4. Pentagram Sacrifice (Beastcraft Cover)
5. Outro
6. Tophet (Pre-Emptive Strike 0.1/Electro Version) (Bonus Track)

Beastcraft:

7. In The Hour of the Thorns (Unreleased Intro Track From 2016)
8. Deathcraft and Necromancy (Unreleased Track Recorded In 2007/2016)
9. Blackwinged Messiah (Previously Only Released On 7” Vinyl, Recorded In 2007)
10. Burnt At His Altar (Unreleased Live Recording From 2016)
11. Resurrection Thorugh Desecration and Churchfires (Previously Only released on 7” vinyl)
12. …In Thy Glory (7” vinyl, 2017)

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Video Clip For New Song “The Pulse Of The Earth: The Magentic Center” Posted By Communic

Norwegian progressive/power metal act Communic released a music video for the new song “The Pulse Of The Earth: The Magentic Center.” The song is another taken from the new album “Where Echoes Gather,” which drops from AFM REcords on October 27th.

“Where Echoes Gather” will be available as a digipak and limited colored vinyl (250 units gold, 250 red/marbled). The track listing is:

1. The Pulse of the Earth, Pt. 1: The Magnetic Center
2. The Pulse of the Earth. Pt. 2: Impact Of The Wave
3. Where Echoes Gather, Pt. 1: Beneath The Giant (see lyric video here)
4. Where Echoes Gather, Pt. 2: The Underground Swine (see lyric video here)
5. Moondance
6. Where History Lives
7. Black Flag of Hate
8. The Claws Of The Sea, Pt. 1: Journey Into The Source
9. The Claws Of The Sea, Pt. 2: The First Moment
10. Watching It All Disappear (Live In Studio 2017) (Bonus Track)
11. At Dewy Prime (Live In Studio 2017) (Bonus Track)
12. Waves Of Visual Decay (Acoustic Live Version – 10th Anniversary Concert) (Bonus Track)

Check out “The Pulse Of The Earth: The Magentic Center” here:

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Lyric Video For New Song “Restless” Issued By Oz

Finnish cult heavy metal band Oz issued the new song “Restless.” The song appears on the new album “Transition State,” which drops tomorrow via AFM Records (October 20th) in Europe and a week later on October 27th in the USA. Check out the lyric video in the player below.

More than five years after the re-start of the career with “Burning Leather,” the band led by founding member and drummer Mark Ruffneck finally delivers the next anticipated new studio album and the first with all new songs since 1991!

The track listing and artwork can be found here:

1. Bone Crusher
2. Restless
3. Heart Of A Beast
4. Drag You To Hell
5. Whore Of Babylon (Bonus Track)
6. The Witch
7. In A Shadow Of A Shotgun
8. Never Close Your Eyes
9. The Mountain
10. Demonized
11. We’ll Never Die
12. Sister Red (Bonus Track)
13. Midnight Screams (Bonus Track)

Get “Restless” here:

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Another Preview Clip For New Album “Blood” Posted By Then Comes Silence

Swedish dark metal act Then Comes Silence issued another trailer clip for the upcoming new release “Blood.” The album is set for release on October 20th via Nuclear Blast Records.

The second clip features the band speaking about more of the songs on “Blood.”

The track listing for “Blood” is:

1. The Dead Cry For No One
2. Flashing Pangs Of Love
3. Strange Kicks
4. My Bones
5. In Leash
6. Choose Your Poison
7. Good Friday
8. The Rest Will Follow
9. Magnetic
10. Warm Like Blood
11. Mercury
12. Into Death Alone (Bonus Track)

Check out the clip here:

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New Album “We Are The Gore” Streaming In Full By Haemorrhage

Today, Relapse Records dropped the new album from Haemorrhage, aptly titled “We Are The Gore.” In celebration, the band is streaming the entire album in full, which you can enjoy with your loved ones in the player below.

The excruciating track listing is as follows:

1. Nauseating Employments
2. Gore Gourmet
3. We Are The Gore
4. Transporting Cadavers
5. Bathed In Bile
6. The Cremator’s Song
7. Medical Maniacs
8. Forensick Squad
9. Gynecrologist
10. Miss Phlebotomy
11. C.S.C. (Crime Scene Cleaners)
12. Prosector’s Revenge
13. Organ Trader
14. Intravenous Molestation Of The Obstructionist Arteries (O-Pus Vii)
15. Artifacts Of The Autopsy (Bonus Track)

Check out the album here:

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Trailer Clip For New Album “Blood” Posted By Then Comes Silence

Swedish dark metal act Then Comes Silence issued a trailer clip for the upcoming new release “Blood.” The album drops on October 20th via Nuclear Blast Records.

The clip features the band speaking about the songs on “Blood.” Speaking of which, the track listing is as follows:

1. The Dead Cry For No One
2. Flashing Pangs Of Love
3. Strange Kicks
4. My Bones
5. In Leash
6. Choose Your Poison
7. Good Friday
8. The Rest Will Follow
9. Magnetic
10. Warm Like Blood
11. Mercury
12. Into Death Alone (Bonus Track)

Check out the clip here:

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THE OBSESSED: Metal Injection Shares “On So Long” Acoustic Performance; US Headlining Dates Confirmed

View / Share THE OBSESSED’s “On So Long” HERE. Doom rock legends THE OBSESSED have shared an acoustic performance of “On So Long” recorded live at the Gibson Guitar Recording Studio in New York City. The song is a bonus track off the band’s recently-issued Sacred full-length album. Watch the full performance now via Metal […]

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New Video Clip “Gimme Some Lovin'” Issued By SOiL

After celebrating the 20th anniversary in January of 2017, SOiL entered into the studio to record new material to be included on “SCREAM: The Essentials,” a Greatest Hits collection featuring the songs that solidified SOiL as Hard Rock mainstays, as well as, alternate versions of popular tracks and unreleased material. Today, the band issued the video clip for the cover, and opening track of the collection. “Gimme Some Lovin'”. Check it out below!

“Gimme Some Lovin” is a cover song originally featured in the 1980 smash hit cult classic movie “The Blues Brothers.” “We felt it was a perfect song to add the album” states bassist Tim King. “It tied in our Chicago roots and the 20th anniversary of the band perfectly”. The release drops on September 15th via AFM Records.

Other tracks included on “SCREAM…” include an acoustic version of “Can You Heal Me” recorded at Dimebag Darrell’s home studio and produced by Vinnie Paul. Also included is a special version of “Give It Up” featuring the late Wayne Static of Static-X contributing verse, chorus, and bridge vocal lines throughout the song.

The track list is:

1. Gimme Some Lovin‘
2. Broken Wings (El Chupacabra Version)
3. Road To Ruin
4. Black Betty
5. Halo
6. Unreal
7. Breaking Me Down
8. Pride
9. ReDeFine
10. Can You Heal Me (Acoustic Version)
11. Give It Up (Feat. Wayne Static)
12. Let Go
13. Like It Is (Alternate Version)
14. The Lesser Man
15. My Time (Kickstart Version)
16. Shine On
17. The Hate Song
18. Way Gone
19. Halo Live In London (Bonus Track)
20. Rusty Cage (Bonus Track)

Check out the video here:

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