Death/Black metallers Hate from Poland sign to Metal Blade Records

– July 12th, 2018 –

First new song now available

Photo credit: Daniel Rusilowicz

Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the signing of Hate, the glorious death/black metal force hailing from Warsaw, Poland.

Hate have been praised by press and fans alike for years for creating lacerating and dark music, proven best on their current album, Tremendum (2017). The album saw ATF Sinner (vocals, guitars) utilize the dark aspects of the mystic and arcane Slavonic folklore to explore themes both personal and impersonal. It is an album that is relatable at first listen, but that is hard to fully know.

In 2018, we find Hate as ever, advancing. In preparation for what might be their most fruitful endeavor so far, to collaborate with the home of American metal, Metal Blade Records. “‘You are judged by the company you keep’, the saying goes – and if that is true, then we shall be judged extremely favourably. We are very proud to announce our signing to Metal Blade Records, a label that is as synonymous with metal as the invention of the distortion pedal. This signing could not have come at a better timing, as it coincides with an opening of a new chapter in the band’s history. Beginning with the release of 2017′s ‘Tremendum’, Hate has been on a journey towards new, even darker horizons, and we’re confident that this step will help us in reaching these goals. Our first collaboration is already well underway and plans have already been laid down to enter the studio in December of this year, with a tentative release date for mid-2019. Come, bear witness and join us on this journey”, comments the band’s front-man ATF Sinner.

Check out the pre-production for the new Hate song, “Path To Arken”, at:

Watch Hate on their world tour, which is kicking off tomorrow at In Flammen Open Air! See below for all dates.

Hate live:
July 13 – Torgau, Germany – In Flammen Open Air
July 14 – Essen, Germany – Turock
July 15 – Chepelle Lez Herlaimont, Belgium – Le Cercle
July 16 – Den Haag, Netherlands – Musicon
July 17 – Paris, France – Le Klub
July 18 – Nantes, France – Le Ferraileur
July 20 – Montpellier, France – Secret Place
July 21 – Barcelona, Spain – Move Your Fucken Brain
July 22 – Nice, France – Altherax Music
July 23 – Tolmin, Slovenia – Metal Days Open Air
Aug. 10 – Jaromer, Czech Republic – Brutal Assault Open Air
Aug. 25 – Coventry, UK – Arches
Aug. 27 – London, UK – Black Heart
Aug. 28 – Southampton, UK – Talking Heads
Aug. 29 – Brighton, UK – The Green Door Store
Aug. 30 – Manchester, UK – Rebellion
Aug. 31 – Sheffield, UK – Corporation
Sept. 1 – Leeds, UK – Temple of Boom
Sept. 2 – Edinburgh, UK – Heavy Scotland Open Air
Sept. 13 – Kiev, Ukraine – Bingo
Sept. 15 – Saint Petersburg, Russia – Opera
Sept. 16 – Moscow, Russia – Rock House
Sept. 17 – Yaroslav, Russia – Szhao Da
Sept. 18 – Novosibirsk, Russia – Podzemka
Sept. 19 – Krasnoyarsk, Russia – The Moods
Sept. 20 – Irkutsk, Russia – Rock’n Roll Pub
Sept. 21 – Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – Noise Metal Fest
Sept. 22 – Tianuin, China – Party Live
Sept. 23 – Shanghai, China – Bandai Namco Base
Sept. 25 – Hangzou, China – Mao Live House
Sept. 27 – Osaka, Japan – Shinsaibashi Soma
Sept. 28 – Nagoya, Japan – Rad Hall
Sept. 29 – Tokyo, Japan – Shibuya Cyclone

Hate line-up:
ATF Sinner – vocals, guitars
Pavulon – drums
Apeiron – bass (session)
Domin – guitar (session)

Hate online:


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Charlyne Yi Accuses Marilyn Manson Of Sexual Harassment & Racist Remarks

Marilyn Manson has had a turbulent few months. First starting a feud with Justin Bieber, then announcing Johnny Depp would possibly join his band. Then he had to cancel nine shows on his tour because he injured himself when a prop fell on him. The seemingly infinite series of mishaps continues with the firing of his bassist, Twiggy Ramierez, after sexual assault allegations were made against his bassist. Past week, he had a meltdown on stage and left, just a few songs in.

Now actress/comedienne Charlyne Yi, was responding to news of Marilyn Manson’s onstage meltdown, telling past Saturday (Feb. 17) in a since deleted tweet:

“Ugh, don’t even get me started on Marilyn Manson. Yes this happened a long time ago — on the last season of House, he came on set to visit because he was a huge fan of the show and he harassed just about every woman asking us if we were going to scissor, rhino & called me a China man.”


“I genuinely hope he gets help.”

In a follow-up tweet, Charlyne Yi stated:

“It’s so triggering to see people come up on the internet who have harassed you. And then when you talk about the incidents you become known as the person tied to the harasser. And that’s just your name from now on. It almost overrides who you are.”

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The Order of Chaos Premiere New Music Video “Night Terror” From Upcoming EP

Canadian metal outfit The Order of Chaos will be unleashing their new EP “Night Terror” on February 23rd, 2018 to follow their highly acclaimed 2015 full length “Apocalypse Moon” (Killer Metal Records) that took the band on tours across China, Europe and Canada. The upcoming 3 song EP was produced by Nathan Kidd & Dave Stoten at Method Music Productions in Edmonton, AB represents their most mature and dynamic songwriting effort to date.

The Order of Chaos premiere their new video for the EP’s title track “Night Terror” below. The clip was directed and produced by their very own bassist Barrett Klesko who runs FadeBack Studios United.

The band comments:

“We are incredibly excited to share ‘Night Terror’ with everyone who has supported us through the years as well as all heavy metal fanatics around the world! Our new single presents a new sound and modern direction for The Order of Chaos, one that we couldn’t be more ready to take to the stage!”

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Nox Vorago Announce 2017 “Al Chem China Tour” & Festival Dates

Gothenburg’s atmospheric death / black metal crew Nox Vorago announce their “2017 Al Chem China Tour”, kicking off on December 9th in Beijing.

See the full list of tour dates below:


Next NOX VORAGO Festivals:

November 16th – Metal Gates Festival – Romania
November 17th – Klausenburg Metal Gathering – Romania
January 27th 2018 – Dark Winter Meeting 2018 – Malta

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China Girl (Pig Destroyer, Cattle Decapitation, Etc.) Premieres Full-Album Stream Of Self-Titled Debut Album

China Girl – the new band featuring Pig Destroyer‘s John Jarvis on vocals, Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation/Scour) on bass and Dennis R. Sanders (Spirit In The Room/ex-Black Light Burns) on vocals/guitar/programming – is streaming its self-titled debut album below, which is out today via Bandcamp.

China Girl by China Girl

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While She Sleeps Posts ‘Steal The Sun” Video

The latest single from Sheffield-based outfit While She Sleeps has been revealed as the incendiary “Steal the Sun” and a new music video, directed by Ryan Chang, can be seen below.

The track is taken from new album “You Are We,” which dropped back in April. The “Steal The Sun” clip incorporates a dark narrative alongside live footage and was filmed across Thailand, China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong on the band’s recent tour of Asia.

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Krisiun And NervoChaos Arrested By Authorities In Bangladesh Under “Blasphemy Law”

Krisiun and NervoChaos’ show together in Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 09th, had to be cancelled as both bands were detained upon arriving in the country and held for several hours, forcing them to miss the gig. The groups “satanic views” are what allegedly got them into trouble. Krisiun And NervoChaos are since said to have been released and have issued their own statements:

Krisiun’s statement:

“We are hereby to manifest our big appreciation and respect for the Metalheads in Bangladesh, We know it’s not their fault the show got cancelled here today.

We are not against any religion, political view, or have any prejudice against anyone, it’s not the matter here.

We don’t want to see our big metal family worldwide fighting? against each other, The world suffer with so much problems nowadays and Metal set us free and make us strong!

We came to Bangladesh to make a concert and unfortunately the authorities decided to cancel, it’s not the promoter’s fault, it’s nobody’s fault, it’s local authorities decision to shut the show down, the Metalheads are great here in Bangladesh the concert was sold out, We deeply thank all you guys here for the enormous support, We will be back one day! Respect, together we are strong, Metal never dies!


NervoChaos‘ statement (translated from Portugese):

“Bangladesh, 09 may 2017

To whom it may concern,

We would like to thank the consul and your entire team, in the Brazilian Consulate in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

We had a very unpleasant experience, where we’ve been victims of a huge misunderstanding and we experience more than 10 hours of pure prejudice and misinformation.

As soon as we landed at the international airport of Hazrat Shahjala, in Dhaka, on the morning of day 09, we were approached by security officers while we were looking for the luggage. We had the passports stranded, without any kind of explanation, in an extremely conservative parents. The event was cancelled and the visas that we got in the embassy of Bangladesh in Brazil, totally unappreciated.

Thanks to the great effort and great help of the Brazilian Consul and his team at the Brazilian Consulate (in Dhaka, Bangladesh), the ambassador of Brazil, Maximilian Arienzo; and our travel agent Carla, we were released. Tomorrow we go to Japan and then to South Korea giving continuity in the tour.

Unfortunately, due to the events mentioned above, the shows in Mongolia, China, Vietnam and Malaysia are canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and hope to be back in the near future.

Thank you.”

Meanwhile, the bands Bangladeshi fans put together a video expressing apologies on behalf of their country’s authorities:

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Korpiklaani Gearing Up For Festival Season And Asian Touring

The Finnish folk metal superstars from Korpiklaani have been touring extensively around Russia and their homeland recently. Having just recovered from these enormous trips, the band with singer Jonne Järvelä today announces a Japanese / Chinese tour for September.

But before that, the Finns will will be playing a host of festival gigs and releasing a live DVD, which is due out in August. All dates can be found below. Jonne commented:

“We’ve had our longest gig break in 12 years. Our break was 3 months long, but I’ve been busy with mixing the first Korpiklaani DVD, which will come out in August plus setting up an upcoming Jonne ‘solo album’ titled ‘Kallohonka.’

“It’ll be great to get back on the road after all of these projects, and to Japan after so many years away. It was also a great surprise to get a chance to play some shows in China on the same trip! But first we have several summer festivals to play around the world, so see you there… somewhere. ;-)”

15.04. B Mons – Trolls & Légendes
26.05. D Parsberg – Das Spectaculum Rockt
27.05. E Barcelona – Knights Of Metal
02.06. CZ Plzen – Metalfest Open Air
24.06. FIN Nummijärvi – Nummirock
06.07. E Viveiro – Resurrection Fest
09.07. D Ballenstedt – Rockharz Open Air
21.07. RUS Usabda Otrada – Folk Summer Fest
22.07. UA Dovzhanka – Faine Misto
11.08. RO Brasnov – Rockstadt Extreme Fest
12.08. P Vagos – Vagos Metal Fest

16.09. J Osaka – amHall
17.09. J Nagoya – Rad Hall
18.09. J Tokyo – Liquid Room
20.09. RC Shenzhen – Red Sugar Jar
21.09. RC Guangzhou – Tu Space
22.09. RC Chengdu – Little Bar Space
23.09. RC Beijing – Gawara-Tango Live
24.09. RC Shanghai – Bandai Namco Shanghai Base Future House

07.10. FIN Helsinki – Heavy Metal Heart Festival

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Equilibrium Posts Asian Tour Video Diary

German epic metal band Equilibrium released current studio album “Armageddon” last year on August 12th, 2016 through Nuclear Blast. Once more, the band entered the European charts on high positions (#5 Germany, #11 Switzerland, #20 Austria).

Equilibrium and support act Suidakra subsequently went on a tour journey to Asia, and even though most of the band’s lyrics are in German, Equilbirum succeeded in enthusing hundreds of fans and to provide a remarkabe atmosphere in several cities of China (Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong), Taiwan (Taipei) and Japan (Tokyo and Osaka).

Check out a tour diary below showcasing some of the best moments from this trek. René (guitars) comments: “Our first tour in Asia was one of the most impressing experiences we’ve ever had with Equilibrium. This video is a small collection of footage we’ve made with our smartphones at the tour. We really hope to see Asia again soon!”

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Metallica Releases Video Of “One” With Lang Lang

Pro-shot footage has come online of Metallica performing “One” with concert pianist Lang Lang, which can be seen below. The video was filmed at LeSports Center in Beijing, China on January 18, 2017.

Metallica will also perform on the upcoming 59th annual Grammy Awards this coming February 12th, where the track “Hardwired” is nominated for the Best Rock Song category.

Metallica’s new album “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” was released last November on the band’s own Blackened Recordings and debuted at No. 1 around the world. It was produced by Greg Fidelman with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, and is available in various configurations including: CD, vinyl, digital, deluxe, and “deluxe deluxe” versions.

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