Dee Snider Posts New Video, “American Made” Online

Former Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider has posted a new video online for the song, “American Made.” You can check it out below. The song comes from his latest solo album, “For The Love Of Metal,” which was released on July 27th through Napalm Records. Speaking about the song, Snider stated:

“I was watching the Olympics and couldn’t help but notice that no matter how ‘at each other’s throats’ we all appear to be politically these days, amazingly we are all unified when it comes to our country against another. It made me realize that countries are like dysfunctional families: we may argue and fight amongst each other (You should have seen the extended Snider family Christmas this year. People literally almost came to blows. On Christmas!?), but should someone dare attack any one of us and the entire family will band together against the aggressor. This goes for all countries. This song is a song on unification – recognizing that there is a very important something we all share and should be proud of: where we are from.”


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Exodus To Headline Headbangers Ball European Tour

American thrash metal legends Exodus has been confirmed as the mystery headliners of this winter’s Headbangers Ball European tour. They will be joined on the trek by German veterans Sodom, Bay Area favourites Death Angel and Greek thrashers Suicidal Angels. This will be the last Exodus tour of Europe before they head back to the studio to record a new album.

The tour dates are as follows:

November 30 Leipzig – Hellraiser
December 1 Zlín – Hala Euronics
December 2 Budapest – Barba Negra
December 3 Wroclaw- A2
December 4 Hamburg – Markthalle
December 5 Tilburg – O13
December 6 London – Electric Ballroom
December 7 Oberhausen – Ruhrpott Metal Meeting
December 8 Geiselwind – Christmas Bash
December 9 Vienna – Arena
December 10 Ravensburg – OberschwabenHalle
December 11 Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
December 12 Saarbrücken – Garage
December 13 Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik
December 14 Novara – Phenomenon *NEW*
December 15 Lausanne – Les Docks
December 16 Munich – Backstage

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King Diamond: ‘Conspiracy’, ‘The Dark Sides’, ‘The Eye’ LP re-issues now available via Metal Blade Records

– May 15th, 2018 –

On June 15th, King Diamond will release LP re-issues of the classic albums Conspiracy, The Dark Sides, and The Eye via Metal Blade Records. Available as 180g picture discs, these exclusive editions can be purchased now at:

“You can spiral yourself into darkness with these classic King Diamond albums, or you can exhibit them on your wall like I will. Either way, enjoy.” – King

See below for the albums’ track-listings, and stay tuned for more King Diamond re-issues coming soon!

The Dark Sides track-listing:
1. Halloween
2. Them
3. No Presents for Christmas
4. Shrine
5. The Lake
6. Phone Call

Conspiracy track-listing:
1. At the Graves
2. Sleepless Nights
3. Lies
4. A Visit from the Dead
5. The Wedding Dream
6. “Amon” Belongs to “Them”
7. Something Weird
8. Victimized
9. Let It Be Done
10. Cremation

The Eye track-listing:
1. Eye of the Witch
2. The Trial (Chambre Ardente)
3. Burn
4. Two Little Girls
5. Into the Convent
6. Father Picard
7. Behind These Walls
8. The Meetings
9. Insanity
10. 1642 Imprisonment
11. The Curse

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Fan-Filmed Live Footage Available From Chimaira’s Reunion Show With ‘Classic’ Lineup

Chimaira made their return to the stage last night (December 30th) with the majority of their ‘classic’ lineup for a special ‘Chimaira Christmas‘ reunion show at the Agora Theater in Cleveland, Ohio. Singer Mark Hunter, guitarist Rob Arnold, guitarist Matt DeVries, bassist Jim LaMarca and keyboardist/programmer, etc. Chris Spicuzza took to the stage together for roughly the first time in seven years. Fan-filmed live footage can be found below.

Drummer Andols Herrick was unable to perform and thus latter era Chimaira drummer Austin D’Amond, also of DevilDriver fame, filled in. The setlist ran as follows:

“Pictures In The Gold Room”
“Sp Lit”
“Power Trip”
“Nothing Remains”
“Save Ourselves”
“Down Again”
“The Flame”
“Army Of Me”
“Eyes Of A Criminal”
“The Venom Inside”
“Implements Of Destruction”
“The Dehumanizing Process”
“Pure Hatred”

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Visions Of Atlantis Streaming Album Preview For “The Deep & The Dark”

Symphonic metal outfit Visions Of Atlantis once more set sail to oceanic myths and the eternal dream of the sunken continent: Titled ‘The Deep & The Dark’ and set for a release on February 16th 2018 on Napalm Records, with their upcoming seventh studio album Visions Of Atlantis showcase all musical facettes of the genre with a classic symphonic metal album! Even label mate Thomas Youngblood of Kamelot describes this new record as “a game changer for the band. Very impressive!”

As an exciting Christmas gift and to shorten your wait for the band’s new album, Visions Of Atlantis now offer a first appetizer and just unveiled a sneak preview of ‘The Deep & The Dark’ streaming below:

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Therion Reveals New Album, “The Beloved Antichrist” Artwork And Tracklisting

On February 2nd, symphonic metal pioneers Therion will finally release Christofer Johnsson’s monumental brainchild “Beloved Antichrist,” a sweeping rock opera loosely inspired by Vladímir Soloviov’s “A Short Tale Of The Antichrist.” The entire piece reaches an impressive length of 3 hours and the dramatic opus comes to life through 27 different character roles, performed by long-time band members like Thomas Vikström, Lori Lewis and Chiara Malvestiti, amongst many others. The band will unveil the first excerpt from ‘Beloved Antichrist’ in single form before Christmas – and today, they present the cover artwork designed by Thomas Ewerhart, as well as the tracklisting:

Act I
1. Turn From Heaven
2. Where Will You Go?
3. Through Dust, Through Rain
4. Signs Are Here
5. Never Again
6. Bring Her Home
7. The Solid Black Beyond
8. The Crowning Of Splendour
9. Morning Has Broken
10. Garden Of Peace
11. Our Destiny
12. Anthem
13. The Palace Ball
14. Jewels From Afar
15. Hail Caesar!
16. What Is Wrong?
17. Nothing But My Name

Act II
1. The Arrival Of Apollonius
2. Pledging Loyalty
3. Night Reborn
4. Dagger Of God
5. Temple Of New Jerusalem
6. The Lions Roar
7. Bringing The Gospel
8. Laudate Dominum
9. Remaining Silent
10. Behold Antichrist
11. Cursed By The Fallen
12. Resurrection
13. To Where I Weep
14. Astral Sophia
15. Thy Will Be Done!

1. Shoot Them Down!
2. Beneath The Starry Skies
3. Forgive Me
4. The Wasteland Of My Heart
5. Burning The Palace
6. Prelude To War
7. Day Of Wrath
8. Rise To War
9. Time Has Come/Final Battle
10. My Voyage Carries On
11. Striking Darkness
12. Seeds Of Time
13. To Shine Forever
14. Theme Of Antichrist

Currently, Therion are working on the idea of bringing the entire production to the stage. And while this monumental undertaking still simmers away in the production halls, the band has announced a pan-European tour taking them to 25 different countries, where they will perform some new and some classic Therion hits. Catch the symphonic metal titans on one of the dates of their pan-European tour:

w/ Imperial Age and Null Positiv
01.02. DE – Essen, Turock*
02.02. NL – Amsterdam, Melkweg*
03.02. UK – London, Islington Assembly Hall*
04.02. UK – Manchester, Rebellion*
06.02. UK – Newcastle, Riverside*
07.02. UK – Aberdeen, The Assembly*
08.02. UK – Glasgow, Audio*
09.02. UK – Sheffield, Corporation*
10.02. UK – Belfast, Limelight*
11.02. IRE – Dublin, Tivoli*
13.02. UK – Bristol, Bierkeller*
14.02. UK – Birmingham, O2 Institute*
15.02. br – Kortrijk – De Kreun*
16.02. FR – Paris, Trabendo*
17.02. CH – Pratteln, Z7*
18.02. FR – Lyon, Ninkasi Kao*
20.02. ES – Bilbao, Santana 27*
21.02. PT – Porto, Hard Club*
22.02. Pt – Lisboa, Lisboa Oa Vivo*
23.02. ES – Sevilla, Sala Custom*
24.02. ES – Madrid, Sala But 2*
25.02. ES – Barcelona, Razzmatazz 2*
27.02. FR – TBA**
28.02. FR – Marseille, Espace Julien**
01.03. IT – Brescia, Circolo Colony**
02.03. IT – Rome, Orion**
03.03. IT – Bologna, Zona Roveri**
04.03. SLO – Ljubljana, Kino Siska**
05.03. HR – Zagreb, Tvornica**
06.03. SRB – Belgrade, Dom Obladine**
08.03. GR – Thessaloniki, Principal Club Theater**
09.03. GR – Athens, Piraeus 117 Academy**
10.03. BG – Sofia, Mixtape 5**
11.03. RO – Bucharest, Arenele Romane**
13.03. HU – Budapest, Barba Negra**
14.03. SK – Bratislava, Majestic Music Club**
15.03. CZ – Praha, Meetfactory**
16.03. PL – Wroclaw, A2**
17.03. PL – Warsaw, Progresja**
18.03. PL – Gdansk, B90**
20.03. LT – Vilnius, Rock River Club**
21.03. LV – Riga, Melna Piektdiena***
22.03. EST – Tallinn, Club Tapper***
23.03. FIN – Helsinki, Nosturi***
24.03. FIN – Jyväskylä, Luttako***
25.03. FIN – Tampere, Olympia-Kortteli***
27.03. SWE – Stockholm, Klubben***
28.03. SWE – Gothenburg, Brewhouse***
29.03. DE – Bremen, Tivoli****
30.03. DE – Berlin, Bi-Nuu****
31.03. DE – Flensburg, Roxy****
01.04. DE – Cologne, Jungle****
03.04. DE – Munich, Backstage****
04.04. FR – Charmes, Rock ’n’ Roll Stage****
05.04. DE – Jena, F Haus****
06.04. BE – Bomal-Sur-Ourthe, Durbuy Rock****
07.04. NL – Tilburg, 013****
*w/ Midnight Eternal
**w/ The Devil
***w/ Enemy Of Reality
****w/ Acyl

10.04. ISR – Tel Aviv, Barby Club
12.04. RUS – Moscow, GlavClub Green Concert
13.04. RUS – St. Petersburg, Zal Ozhidaniya
15.04. UA – Kiev, Sentrum

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Lawnmower Deth Posts Christmas Video, “F U Kristmas” Online

British thrash veterans Lawnmower Deth has teamed up with pop star Kim Wilde to release their very own Christmas single, “F U Kristmas.” The video for the song can be seen below. The relationship between the band and the singer stretches back to 1991 when Lawnmower Deth released a cover of Wilde’s, “Kids In America,” which she later claimed was her favourite version of the song. Last year, Wilde joined Lawnmower Deth on stage to perform “Kids In America,” as well as, “Egg Sandwich” and “Watch Out Grandma,” while Lawnmower Deth will be appearing at Wilde’s Christmas show in Manchester this month (December 22nd.)

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August Burns Red Debut Cover Of Wham!’s “Last Christmas”

August Burns Red carry on with their holiday tradition posting the below cover of Wham!’s “Last Christmas”. Check it out:

Says bassist Dustin Davidson of the song:

“This year I sat down with the intention of writing something upbeat, melodic, and shredtastic. When I decided to cover ‘Last Christmas‘ I kept in mind that most people only know the chorus of the song. I didn’t want to recreate something word for word, or note by note, so I took the main hook and built a bunch of original ideas around it. The lyrics to Wham!‘s ‘Last Christmas‘ are very sad, so if you’re feeling lonely this holiday season, I hope this cover finds you well.”

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New Video Clip “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” Posted By Tarja

It may be early to ring in the season, but Tarja’s new single and video clip for the haunting version of “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” is more akin to Halloween than Christmas. Check out the clip in the player below.

The song is taken from the new album “From Spirits and Ghosts (Score for a Dark Christmas)” which will be released on November 17th via earMusic.

The album includes 11 Christmas classics and brings them to a never-before-seen level, uniquely blending Tarja’s classically-trained voice with darker gothic influences.

Besides covering classic carols, “From Spirits and Ghosts” also features a twelfth track, the brand new original song “Together.” This song is aligned with the dark sound of the album and embodies the theme of ghosts and mysticism throughout, in a brilliant, Tarja-styled manner.

The track listing is:

1. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
2. Together
3. We Three Kings
4. Deck The Halls
5. Pie Jesu
6. Amazing Grace
7. O Tannenbaum
8. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
9. God Rest Ye
10. Feliz Navidad
11. What Child Is This
12. We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Check out the clip here:

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Interview Shawn Driver Act of Defiance s01ep07 Album Drops Oct 6

In an interview with content creator pags409, & Act of Defiance drummer Shawn Drover comments an early Christmas present, tour plans, the ability to create as a band, and the beauty of the sound of vinyl. Enjoy the listen and follow us on Instagram and Twitter at (@smnnews, @hardrockcore69, @pags409) and on YouTube – SMNnews […]

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