Voivod, Animals as Leaders plus others added to Brutal Assault line-up

The only predictable thing about Canadian cosmic-metal warriors Voivod is that they will forever be unpredictable. On the warpath for more than 35 years, Voivod have pushed their sound relentlessly forward, constructing imaginative musical realms with each endeavor. They literally changed the face of thrash metal in the ‘80s, forged new prog-metal ground in the ‘90s, and kept up with changing times and lineups in the 2000s with fresh, inspired music and they’re back with a new album The Wake, which keeps pushing the limits!

Appearing in 2002, even before the rebirth of thrash metal scene worldwide, Violator was formed with the purpose of rescuing the spontaneity and anger that seemed forgotten in the metal scene. Coming from the center Brazil, Brasilia, Violator is one of the most intense South American bands and after years of waiting, they will finally thrash Brutal Assault! Doing so they will be joined by masked Swedish crossover deviants Dr. Living Dead and legendary veterans of Boston HC scene Slapshot! Ensiferum are true greats of folk-inspired melodic death metal and with their latest output Two Paths they once more affirm their place in the pantheons of the genre, so it was about a time they returned to Brutal Assault!

Polish death machine Decapitated is back with a bang! Their new album Anticult highlights just how vital have remained two decades deep into their career. They have long been undeniable masters of their craft and they are expanding their parameters with this album, which should elevate the band’s profile beyond the death metal realm in which it has dominated for years. And now they’re coming for the Brutal Assault crowd! And speaking of technical death metal, of all the amazing technical death metal bands out there, very few can write memorable catchy songs with extreme technicality like French killers Gorod. Get ready for intelligent, deftly crafted flights of musicianship…that will rip your head off!Sometimes, a band’s music registers just as seismically on an emotional wavelength as it does on a sonic spectrum. And one of those unique bands are Animals as Leaders, who re imagine, reinterpret, and refresh instrumental prog, experimental metal, modern jazz, alternative, and even world music to a point where the reaction becomes primal. Consistently delivering a captivating show, their show will surely be one of the musicianship highlights of the festival.

New York’s Car Bomb detonate a vicious blast of wildly technical and progressive modern metal. The Long Island quartet’s attack is relentless and suffocating: vicious jazz-inspired blasts shift into mechanistic, canyon-wide grooves. Schizophrenic, whisper-to-a-scream vocals seem to spiral out of control, only to snap back lock-step into the churning assault. Make sure to witness their Brutal Assault debut! Progressive Swedes Letters from the Colony had proven that they could marry various elements of death metal, metalcore and jazz into a complex hybrid and produce something strangely familiar yet truly original. And this list finished with Chinese atmospheric black metal Zuriaake.

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Voivod, Animals as Leaders plus others added to Brutal Assault line-up

The only predictable thing about Canadian cosmic-metal warriors Voivod is that they will forever be unpredictable. On the warpath for more than 35 years, Voivod have pushed their sound relentlessly forward, constructing imaginative musical realms with each endeavor. They literally changed the face of thrash metal in the ‘80s, forged new prog-metal ground in the ‘90s, and kept up with changing times and lineups in the 2000s with fresh, inspired music and they’re back with a new album The Wake, which keeps pushing the limits!

Appearing in 2002, even before the rebirth of thrash metal scene worldwide, Violator was formed with the purpose of rescuing the spontaneity and anger that seemed forgotten in the metal scene. Coming from the center Brazil, Brasilia, Violator is one of the most intense South American bands and after years of waiting, they will finally thrash Brutal Assault! Doing so they will be joined by masked Swedish crossover deviants Dr. Living Dead and legendary veterans of Boston HC scene Slapshot! Ensiferum are true greats of folk-inspired melodic death metal and with their latest output Two Paths they once more affirm their place in the pantheons of the genre, so it was about a time they returned to Brutal Assault!

Polish death machine Decapitated is back with a bang! Their new album Anticult highlights just how vital have remained two decades deep into their career. They have long been undeniable masters of their craft and they are expanding their parameters with this album, which should elevate the band’s profile beyond the death metal realm in which it has dominated for years. And now they’re coming for the Brutal Assault crowd! And speaking of technical death metal, of all the amazing technical death metal bands out there, very few can write memorable catchy songs with extreme technicality like French killers Gorod. Get ready for intelligent, deftly crafted flights of musicianship…that will rip your head off!Sometimes, a band’s music registers just as seismically on an emotional wavelength as it does on a sonic spectrum. And one of those unique bands are Animals as Leaders, who re imagine, reinterpret, and refresh instrumental prog, experimental metal, modern jazz, alternative, and even world music to a point where the reaction becomes primal. Consistently delivering a captivating show, their show will surely be one of the musicianship highlights of the festival.

New York’s Car Bomb detonate a vicious blast of wildly technical and progressive modern metal. The Long Island quartet’s attack is relentless and suffocating: vicious jazz-inspired blasts shift into mechanistic, canyon-wide grooves. Schizophrenic, whisper-to-a-scream vocals seem to spiral out of control, only to snap back lock-step into the churning assault. Make sure to witness their Brutal Assault debut! Progressive Swedes Letters from the Colony had proven that they could marry various elements of death metal, metalcore and jazz into a complex hybrid and produce something strangely familiar yet truly original. And this list finished with Chinese atmospheric black metal Zuriaake.

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Emperor And Batushka Added To Brutal Assault 2019

Brutal Assault Festival announces another band update for its upcoming 2019 edition. Tells the festival promotion agency:

“As promised, here we have a couple of new bands for you!First we have Polish preachers BATUSHKA who are on fire right now and who will bring their mass of darkpsalms to the metal masses again. And on top of that we have a household name of the genre. As apreliminary Christmass gift we have Norwegian cult EMPEROR for you! With the musical visionary Ihsahnin front, we can look forward for one of the greatest legends of extreme metal that brought us treasures likeInno a Satana, Into the Infinity of Thoughts, Towards The Pantheon and many more!Unfortunately, even Brutal Assault can’t be without changes and unpleasant losses. Due to organisationalreasons, DIMMU BORGIR is forced to cancel participation in Brutal Assault 2019, but we are discussing their performance for the following year. ”

So far the line-up includes:

ABORTED, AFTER THE BURIAL, ALIEN WEAPONRY, AGNOSTIC FRONT, ANNAL NATHRAKH,ANATHEMA, ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY, ANTAEUS, ANTHRAX, BATUSHKA, CARCASS,CARPENTER BRUT, COUNTING HOURS, CRYSTAL LAKE, CULT OF LUNA, CYTOTOXIN, DEICIDE,DAUGHTERS, DESTRUCTION, DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA, EKTOMORF, ELECTRIC WIZARD,EMPEROR, GET THE SHOT, GODFLESH, GUTALAX, HEILUNG, HIGHER POWER, HYPOCRISY,IMMOLATION, IRON REAGAN, JINJER, JUNGLE ROT, KRISIUN, LIONHEART, MANES, MESHUGGAH,METAL CHURCH, MGLA, MIDNIGHT, MYRKUR, NAPALM DEATH, NECROS CHRISTOS, OF MICE &MEN, OCEANS OF SLUMBER, PERFECITIZEN, PRONG, RAISED FIST, ROTTING CHRIST, SACREDREICH, SAOR, SHAPE OF DESPAIR, SLÆGT ,TAAKE, TANKARD, TAPHOS, TESTAMENT, THEOBSESSED, THE OCEAN, THY ART IS MURDER, TOSKA, UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION, VARGRAV,VENOM PRISON, VUUR, WINDHAND, WOLFBRIGADE a WOE UNTO ME.

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Sacred Reich Announces the Return of Dave McClain

– December 18th, 2018 –

Phoenix-based thrash icons, SACRED REICH, are thrilled to announce the return of former drummer Dave McClain to their ranks, following his departure from Bay Area Metal outfit Machine Head last month after 23 years on the drum throne. Before joining Machine Head, McClain played drums for SACRED REICH for four years between 1991 and 1995.

SACRED REICH‘s frontman and bassist, Phil Rind comments: “It is with great pleasure that we announce that Dave McClain is once again a member of SACRED REICH! This was the best case scenario that we could have hoped for. Dave is the best! A great drummer and a great person and we are beyond excited to welcome him back to the band. We’re headed into the studio in February and can’t wait for you all to hear our new record due in the Summer of 2019!

Dave echoes the sentiment, stating “I’m so excited about re-joining my brothers in Sacred Reich. To have the opportunity to make and play music with one of my favorite metal bands was always something I hoped could happen. I can’t wait for everyone to hear the new album that we’re recording in February and to come see us out on the road in 2019-2020.

As well as new album plans for 2019 through Metal Blade, SACRED REICH are currently planning their live schedule for next year and into 2020. Stay tuned for more news from the Reich soon.

SACRED REICH live:
07/06 – Barcelona, ES – Barcelona Rock Fest
08/08 – Josefov, CZ – Brutal Assault Festival
08/10 – Leeuwarden, NL – Into The Grave Festival
08/11 – Kortrijk, BE – Alcatraz Metal Festival
08/18 – Saint-Nolff, FR – Motocultor Festival

More dates t.b.a.

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Dimmu Borgir, Godflesh, Anthrax, Prong and others added to Brutal Assault Festival 2019

In an announcement sure to please black metal fans, Brutal Assault Festival reveals that Dimmu Borgir will be taking to the stage at Fortress Josehov, Czech Republic. Industrial pioneers Godflesh have also been added to the bill – they last played the festival in 2015.

More bands revealed in this update include legendary thrash bands Anthrax and Sacred Reich. Iron Reagan, Prong, The Ocean, Thy Art is Murder, After The Burial and The Obsessed are just some of the other names.

Unfortunately A Pale Horse Named Death, who were previously announced, will be unable to perform.

Brutal Assault 2019 will take place at Fortress Josehov in the Czech Republic, August 7-9.

The full lineup so far:

ABORTED
AFTER THE BURIAL
ALIEN WEAPONRY
AGNOSTIC FRONT
ANAAL NATHRAKH
ANATHEMA
ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY
ANTAEUS
ANTHRAX
CARCASS
CARPENTER BRUT
COUNTING HOURS
CRYSTAL LAKE
CULT OF LUNA
CYTOTOXIN
DEICIDE
DAUGHTERS
DESTRUCTION
DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA
DIMMU BORGIR
EKTOMORF
ELECTRIC WIZARD
GET THE SHOT
GODFLESH
GUTALAX
HEILUNG
HIGHER POWER
HYPOCRISY
IMMOLATION
IRON REAGAN
JINJER
JUNGLE ROT
KRISIUN
LIONHEART
MANES
MESHUGGAH
METAL CHURCH
MGLA
MIDNIGHT
MYRKUR
NAPALM DEATH
NECROS CHRISTOS
OF MICE & MEN
OCEANS OF SLUMBER
PERFECITIZEN
PRONG
RAISED FIST
ROTTING CHRIST
SACRED REICH
SAOR
SHAPE OF DESPAIR
SLÆGT
TAAKE
TANKARD
TAPHOS
TESTAMENT
THE OBSESSED
THE OCEAN
THY ART IS MURDER
TOSKA
UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION
VARGRAV
VENOM PRISON
VUUR
WINDHAND
WOLFBRIGADE
WOE UNTO ME

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Myrkur Premieres New Song & Music Video “Juniper”

A new Myrkur EP entitled “Juniper” will land in stores on December 07th via Relapse Records. A music video for the title track from the effort can be seen below. Myrkur worked with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost, Cathedral) on the EP, which also features a solo reinterpretation of the Danish folk song “Bonden og Kragen“.

Myrkur’s current live appearances include the following dates:

w/ Jo Quail:

12/03 Stockholm, SWE – Vasateatern
12/04 Oslo, NOR – John Dee
12/05 Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik
12/07 Aarhus, DEN – Voxhall
12/08 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
12/10 Poznan, POL – U Bazyla
12/11 Krakow, POL – Kwadrat
12/13 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
12/14 Vienna, AUT – Arena
12/16 Tilburg, NET – 013 KZ
12/18 London, UK – The Dome
12/19 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
12/20 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
12/21 Glasgow, UK – CCA
12/22 Manchester, UK – Gorilla

Myrkur:

04/11 Tilburg, NET – Roadburn Festival
07/14 Bolkow Castle, POL – Castle Party
08/09-08/10 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault

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Behemoth Premiere New Live Music Video “The Satanist” From “Messe Noire” DVD

Behemoth debut a new live music video for their track “The Satanist,” taken from their DVD “Messe Noire” (Metal Blade). Said set includes the group’s shows captured in Warsaw, Poland, on October 8th, 2016 and at Brutal Assault 2016. Watch the clip now below:

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Sepultura Posts First Week Of European Tour Video Recap

Brazilian thrash metal legends Sepultura has posted a new video online, documenting the first week of their current European tour, which is their fourth in support of the album, “Machine Messiah,” which was released in January of last year. You can check it out below. The rest of the band’s tour will see them perform at such festivals as Leyendas del Rock in Spain, Brutal Assault in the Czech Republic and Summer Breeze in Germany.

Metal Underground caught up with guitarist Andreas Kisser months ago, during which “Machine Messiah” was discussed, as well as the retrospective documentary, “Sepultura Endurance” and the focus on concept albums. You can view the video beneath the tour recap.

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Monument Of Misanthropy To Open Brutal Assault Festival 2018 w/ Suicidal Tendencies

Monument Of Misanthropy announce they will be performing with Suicidal Tendencies at the warm-up party of this year’s edition of Brutal Assault Festival in Jaroměř, Czech Republic. The warm-up party will take place on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Root, Gride and Beast Within The Sound will join them as support acts.

Time schedule for Tuesday August 7:

Doors – 2 pm
Show starts – 4-5 pm
Show ends – 10.30 pm

Tickets for the festival can be ordered HERE.

2018 Brutal Assault Festival line-up:

Suicidal Tendencies
Monument Of Misanthropy
Abysmal Grief
Act Of Defiance
Akercocke
Aluk Todolo
Angelmaker
Arkhon Infaustus
Armored Saint
At The Gates
Behemoth
Belphegor
Bleed From Within
Blood Incantation
Bölzer
Broken Hope
Brujeria
Cannibal Corpse
Carnifex
Carpathian Forest
Coffins Comeback Kid
Converge
Counterparts
Cruachan
Danzig
Dead Congregation
Diabolical
Dodecahedron
Dragged Into Sunlight
Dying Fetus
E-Force
Eskhaton
Esoteric
Evergreen
Terrace
Exhorder
Full of Hell
Godless Truth
Gojira
Grave Pleasures
Green Carnation
H2O
Harakiri For The Sky
Hate
Helmet
Hirax
Hypnos
Ingested
Inhume
Insanity Alert
Integrity
Jasad
Jasta
Kurokuma
Laibach
Marduk
Messiah
Ministry
Misery Index
Mortiis
Municipal Waste
Myrkur
Nasty
Neocaesar
NervoChaos
Nocturnus AD
Oraculum
Origin
Pain Pain Of Salvation
Pallbearer
Paradise Lost
Persefone
Perturbator
Pestilence
Pillorian
Plini
Poppy Seed Grinder
Protector
Ratos de Porao
Rolo Tomassi
Sadistic Intent
Sepultura
Silent Stream Of Godless Elegy
Terror
The Black Dahlia Murder
Toxic Holocaust
Ulsect
Uncured
Unleashed
Unsane
Wardruna
Wiegedood
Wisdom In Chains
Wrathprayer

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