Bloodbath Premiere New Track “Bloodicide” – Carcass, Ex-Bolt Thrower & Cancer Members Guest

Bloodbath premire a new track called “Bloodicide”. The song is off of their upcoming new album, “The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn“, out October 26th via Peaceville. Guesting on this new track are Jeff Walker (Carcass), Karl Willetts (Memoriam/ex-Bolt Thrower) and John Walker (Cancer).

Comments Bloodbath‘s frontman Nick Holmes (also Paradise Lost) :

“The lads play a part in representing the backbone of the old school British Death Metal scene, which has also been a big influence on Bloodbath since the beginning.”

Says Jeff Walker:

“I owed Nick a tenner, so he told me instead of sending the bailiffs round he would kindly let me pay off my debt by contributing vocals to his new album. Imagine my great disappoint when I found out it wasn’t for THAT band but, was in fact for Bloodbath. I have great faith in him that my vocals will be lower than his in the mix.”

Adds Willetts:

“I have known Nick Holmes for over 30 years – so when he asked me to do some vocals for the new Bloodbath album how could I refuse? The opportunity to do things like this in life don’t often come twice so I am really pleased to contribute in a small way to this legendary opus!”

States John Walker :

“Bloodbath is an amazing band and I’ve had the chance to do some vocals for their new, killer album along with eff Walker and Karl Willetts. It’s been a bloody honour and a lot of fun!!”

You can find the band out this fall with Kreator, Dimmu Borgir and Hatebreed on this European/UK tour:

11/30 Tilburg, NET – O13
12/01 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle
12/02 Frankfurt, GER – Jahrhunderthalle
12/03 Paris, FRA – L’Olympia
12/04 Brussels, BEL – AB
12/06 Mailand, ITA – Alcatraz
12/07 Munchen, GER – Zenith
12/08 Ludwigsburg, GER – MHP Arena
12/09 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin
12/11 Wien, AUT – Gasometer
12/12 Zurich, SWI – Halle 622
12/13 Warsaw, POL – Hala Kolo
12/14 Leipzig, GER – Hause Auensee
12/15 Dusseldorf, GER – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
12/16 London, UK – Roundhouse

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Bloodbath Posts New Lyric Video, “Bloodicide” Online

Death metal supergroup Bloodbath has posted a new lyric video online for the song, “Bloodicide.” You can check it out below. The song comes from the band’s forthcoming new studio album, “The Arrow of Satan is Drawn,” which is set to be released on October 26th. The song features guest appearances from Jeff Walker (Carcass), Karl Willetts (Bolt Thrower) & John Walker (Cancer.)

The track was penned by vocalist Old Nick (Nick Holmes), who explains his choice of guests “The lads play a part in representing the backbone of the old school British Death Metal scene, which has also been a big influence on Bloodbath since the beginning.”

Excited to be a part of the band’s new opus, Carcass’ Jeff Walker commented “I owed Nick a tenner, so he told me instead of sending the bailiffs round he would kindly let me pay off my debt by contributing vocals to his new album. Imagine my great disappoint when I found out it wasn’t for THAT band but, was in fact for Bloodbath. I have great faith in him that my vocals will be lower than his in the mix.”

Karl Willetts of Bolt Thrower adds “I have known Nick Holmes for over 30 years – so when he asked me to do some vocals for the new Bloodbath album how could I refuse? The opportunity to do things like this in life don’t often come twice so I am really pleased to contribute in a small way to this legendary opus!”

John Walker (Cancer) – “Bloodbath is an amazing band and I’ve had the chance to do some vocals for their new, killer album along with Jeff Walker and Karl Willetts. It’s been a bloody honour and a lot of fun!!”

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Nile And More Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal 2019

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise has announced a further three bands for next year’s edition of the floating festival. Joining the lineup will be American death metal veterans Nile, British heavy metal stalwarts Grim Reaper, led by frontman Steve Grimmett and Australian extreme metal outfit Ne Obliviscaris. The ship will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on January 31 and dock in Labadee, Haiti, before returning on February 4.

The lineup is now as follows:

Accept
Arkona
Coroner
Delain
Eluveitie
Ensiferum
Gloryhammer
Max & Iggor: Return To Roots
Ne Obliviscaris
Nile
Onslaught
Persefone
Pestilence
Soulfly
Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper
Subway To Sally
The Black Dahlia Murder
Tiamat
Visions Of Atlantis
Vomitory
Warbringer

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Y&T Pulls Out Of Saxon European Tour, Replaced By FM

American hard rockers Y&T has announced that they have been forced to withdraw from the upcoming Saxon European tour due to vocalist/guitarist Dave Meniketti’s back injury, as he is adhering to his doctor’s advice and giving himself the necessary time to heal and recover. Their place will be taken by British rock veterans FM, while heavy metal heroes Raven will also be on board.

Says Dave: “It is with great disappointment that I announce Y&T’s decision to withdraw from Saxon’s upcoming fall Europe/UK tour. As many of you already know, I severely injured my back in July and have been under the care of a sports doctor/back specialist ever since. After I received two rounds of cortisone injections to reduce the inflammation, we all had high hopes I’d get “back on the field” in time for this tour. But as many people know, recovering from this kind of back injury takes time.

“Given the advice of my doctor and the urging of everyone around me, really, the only course of action for my long-term health is to stay home and properly complete my recovery. This decision has weighed heavily on me – and believe me, I’d much rather be on tour playing for all of you – but getting on an 11-hour flight and sitting for five weeks on drives of up to 10+ hours every day in a van traveling 11,000 miles/18,000 km would be a reckless approach at this stage of my recovery. I can’t risk another setback like I experienced last month when I played a show against my doctor’s advice.

“I apologize to the fans and to our buddies in Saxon for any inconveniences and disappointments that this has caused. We’re big fans of Saxon and consider them to be one of the best live straight-ahead rock bands out there, so we’re all disappointed to miss what surely would’ve been a great time on tour with them.

“For my part, and for Y&T going forward, I’m on the mend and can’t wait to get back up on stage later this year. To our amazing fans in Europe and the UK, again, my apologies. We’ll be back in 2019.”

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Tank To Release New Album, “Sturmpanzer” In October

New Wave Of British Heavy Metal favourites Tank, the version which comprises solely of founder Algy Ward, has announced that a new album entitled, “Sturmpanzer” will be released on October 12th via Dissonance Productions. This will be the second album Ward has performed by himself following the 2013 album, “Breath of the Pit.”

The tracklisting is as foillows:

1. Two Thousand Miles
2. March
3. No More War
4. First They Killer Her Father
5. Sturmpanzer (Parts 1 & 2)
6. Lianne’s Crying
7. Living In Fear Of God
8. Für Reich und Fatherland
9. The Last Soldier
10. Which Part Of Fuck Off Don’t You Understand?
11. Little Darling (Thin Lizzy cover)
12. Revenge Of The Filth Hounds (Parts 1 & 2)

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Soulfly, Onslaught And More Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal 2019

With the next edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise just under five months away, the lineup is beginning to take shape nicely for the ninth edition of the floating festival. Recently added to the lineup is Soulfly, whose new album “Ritual” drops next month, as well as the final performance from Max & Iggor: Return To Roots, where the Cavalera brothers will perform the seminal Sepultura album “Roots” in its entirety. Also joining them on the trek will be British thrash metal stalwarts Onslaught, who themselves plan to release a new album next year, Dutch death metal favourites, Pestilence, who released their new album, “Hadeon” earlier this year and Austrian symphonic metal outfit Visions Of Atlantis, who also released a new album this year entitled, “The Deep And The Dark.” The ship will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on January 31 and dock in Labadee, Haiti, before returning on February 4.

The lineup is now as follows:

Accept
Arkona
Coroner
Delain
Eluveitie
Ensiferum
Gloryhammer
Max & Iggor: Return To Roots
Onslaught
Persefone
Pestilence
Soulfly
Subway To Sally
The Black Dahlia Murder
Tiamat
Visions Of Atlantis
Vomitory
Warbringer

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Bloodbath Detail Upcoming New Album “The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn”

Bloodbath‘s fifth full-length effort “The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn” is planned for an October 26th release via Peaceville. The outfit’s guitarist Anders “Blakkheim” Nyström says of it:

“What are we presenting with this album? Humanity’s unfaltering march prone towards downfall. The threat to this world isn’t from far beyond the sun, the enemy is right here, within the walls. Only the god of emptiness will survive us all. The arrow of Satan is drawn!”

“There’s no mitigating circumstances coming your way any time soon… The world is a mad place full of darkness, horror, disease and terror! Hell on Earth is real and not just limited to fiction. The dark ages transcend all frontiers, ever present but yet unseen.”

The outing will be released in both standard and deluxe editions.

Among the album’s songs is “Bloodicide“, featuring guest appearances from Jeff Walker of Carcass, Karl Willetts of Bolt Thrower/Memoriam fame and John Walker of Cancer.

Says Blakkheim of that in particular:

“It wasn’t deliberately planned to be just British guests, but as it randomly turned out that way, it became a really cool feat!. Nick [Holmes], Jeff, Karl and John are all legends respectively within the UK death metal scene and we’re proud to bring them all together on our little old school soiree to tribute the days of old.”

01 – “Fleischmann”
02 – “Bloodicide” (feat. Jeff Walker, Karl Willetts and John Walker)
03 – “Wayward Samaritan”
04 – “Levitator”
05 – “Deader”
06 – “March Of The Crucifers”
07 – “Morbid Antichrist”
08 – “Warhead Ritual”
09 – “Only The Dead Survive”
10 – “Chainsaw Lullaby”

Limited edition bonus tracks:

11 – “Ride The Waves Of Fire”
12 – “Wide Eyed Abandon”

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Steve Grimmett‘s Grim Reaper Announces North American Tour Dates

Steve Grimmett‘s Grim Reaper will tour North America starting in New Hampshire on September 27, 2018 and wrap up with a two night stint at The Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles.

Dissonance Productions released the long awaited album from Steve Grimmett‘s GRIM REAPER entitled ’Walking In The Shadows‘ almost two years ago. It was the band‘s first new recording since 1987‘s Rock You To Hell.

Grim Reaper‘s story begins in 1979 after successfully fighting off hundreds of bands in a local Battle Of The Bands competition. This win, combined with an already sizeable following, aroused the interest of Ebony Records. Signing with the small UK label, Grim Reaper released three albums in rapid succession to international acclaim. Due to legal turmoil with Ebony, Grim Reaper would disband in 1988. Grimmett would go on to record with Onslaught, Lionsheart, and more recently The Sanity Days debut Evil Beyond Belief. His renowned vocal range remains one of metal‘s most identifiable with loyal fans turning out in numbers to hear him perform.

Since reforming in 2006, Steve Grimmett‘s Grim Reaper has made several European festival appearances including Germany‘s Keep It True, England‘s British Steel, Belgium‘s Heavy Sound, and Sweden‘s Muskelrock as well as touring North and South America.

As widely reported Steve had to have part of his leg amputated in Ecuador while on the bands South American tour in January 2017 after an operation to stem an aggressive infection failed. Since then Steve has got himself back up and out on the road worldwide.

September 2018
27th Manchester, NH @ Jewel Music Venue
28th New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theater
29th Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theater
30th New Bedford, MA @ The Vault

October 2018
1st Montreal, QU @ Piranha Bar
2nd Quebec, QU @ L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
3rd Ottawa, ON @ The Brass Monkey
4th Toronto, ON @ Mod Club Theatre
7th Chicago, IL @ Reggies
8th Detroit, MI @ Token Lounge
20th Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp
21st San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room
24th Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky a Go Go
25th Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky a Go Go

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Rock Goddess Parts Company With Bassist Tracey Lamb

New Wave of British Heavy Metal veterans Rock Goddess, led by sisters Jody and Julie Turner (vocals/guitar and drums respectively,) has announced that they have parted company Tracey Lamb and have had to pull out of an appearance at the Metal Magic festival.

Says the band: “Owing to unforeseen personal circumstances, Tracey is unable to perform at Metal Magic Festival this weekend and unfortunately the band will not be appearing. It is also with regret, she will no longer be able to commit to Rock Goddess and leaves with immediate effect. We wish her all the very best for the future.

“The band will be announcing a new bassist in due course. Thank you so much for the continued support and we can’t wait for you to hear the new album. See you on the road soon.”

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Rock Goddess Parts Company With Bassist Tracey Lamb

New Wave of British Heavy Metal veterans Rock Goddess, led by sisters Jody and Julie Turner (vocals/guitar and drums respectively,) has announced that they have parted company Tracey Lamb and have had to pull out of an appearance at the Metal Magic festival.

Says the band: “Owing to unforeseen personal circumstances, Tracey is unable to perform at Metal Magic Festival this weekend and unfortunately the band will not be appearing. It is also with regret, she will no longer be able to commit to Rock Goddess and leaves with immediate effect. We wish her all the very best for the future.

“The band will be announcing a new bassist in due course. Thank you so much for the continued support and we can’t wait for you to hear the new album. See you on the road soon.”

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