Black Absinthe Premiere New Video “The Wild”

Black Absinthe’s powerful heavy riffs and bass lines are reminiscent of classic thrash and new wave British heavy metal with a range of progressive to classic rock influence. Surfacing from the basement last year, the Toronto, ON heavy metal trio unleashed their debut album Early Signs Of Denial produced by Sum 41’s Dave Baksh (Cross Dog, The Mahones) plus was mixed and mastered by Frank Gryner (Rob Zombie- Hillbilly Deluxe). The album was the band’s first professional recording to follow their three self-recorded EPs Live At Coalition (2014), Noise Complaint (2014) and Augusta (2012).

Taking a break from relentless touring of Ontario and Quebec during this summer, the band shot their latest video “The Wild” on the shores of Lake Ontario, inviting friends and fans to join them on a pirate ship where the outcome was rocking the boat, walking the plank and one hell of a party!

Check out the new video below.

The band comments on the video:

“We are excited to showcase our new video, ‘The Wild’, for fans both new and old. This song is the headbanging party track off our latest album Early Signs Of Denial and we wanted a video to reflect that intensity. So we gathered a crew of our fans and friends from the Toronto music scene, rented a pirate themed boat intended for children, prepared and consumed some pre-sailing cocktails, and played a live show for all on board. The video was shot by Toronto based videographer/photographer Katherine Kwan (IG: kawaiiathy) who did a fantastic job capturing the look and spirit of what we wanted for the song as well as showcasing some great shots of the city skyline. The day, the show, and all the people involved with the video we say thank you! And for the rest of you, turn it up, grab a drink, and enjoy ‘The Wild’!”

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Decapitated’s Guitarist & Drummer Bail Set At $100,000 Each – Vocalist & Bassist Court Dates Set

Decapitated‘s Waclaw Kieltyka (guitars) and Michal Lysejko (drums) appeared in a Spokane, Washington court past Friday, to be formally charged with rape and kidnapping charges. Kieltyka was charged with first-degree kidnapping and second-degree rape. Lysejko was charged with first-degree kidnapping and third-degree rape.

Frontman Rafal “Rasta” Piotrowski and bassist Hubert Wiecek are scheduled to appear in court coming Thursday and face second-degree rape and third-degree rape charges respectively, presumably with kidnapping charges also set to be read.

Both Kieltyka and Lysejko were ordered to surrender their passports with bonds set at 100,000 USD. Notably Spokane Superior Court Judge Annette Plese ordered that all band members were to have no communication with each other while in custody. All four members of the band have been in police custody since being arrested on September 09th. The charges stem from an incident back on August 31st in Spokane in which they are alleged to have gang raped a female fan on their tour bus after their show in the city.

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LIGHT THIS CITY: Bay Area Melodic Death Metal Outfit Reunites; Band To Record First New Album in a Decade

San Francisco-based LIGHT THIS CITY has just announced the band’s recent reactivation, as the outfit reunites to record their first new LP in a decade. LIGHT THIS CITY will enter Castle Ultimate Studios with Zack Ohren to record their fifth full-length LP in December. Vocalist Laura Nichol states, “Performing and writing with LIGHT THIS CITY has never stopped being fun. […]

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LIGHT THIS CITY: Bay Area Melodic Death Metal Outfit Reunites; Band To Record First New Album in a Decade

San Francisco-based LIGHT THIS CITY has just announced the band’s recent reactivation, as the outfit reunites to record their first new LP in a decade. LIGHT THIS CITY will enter Castle Ultimate Studios with Zack Ohren to record their fifth full-length LP in December. Vocalist Laura Nichol states, “Performing and writing with LIGHT THIS CITY has never stopped being fun. […]

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LIGHT THIS CITY: Bay Area Melodic Death Metal Outfit Reunites; Band To Record First New Album in a Decade

San Francisco-based LIGHT THIS CITY has just announced the band’s recent reactivation, as the outfit reunites to record their first new LP in a decade. LIGHT THIS CITY will enter Castle Ultimate Studios with Zack Ohren to record their fifth full-length LP in December. Vocalist Laura Nichol states, “Performing and writing with LIGHT THIS CITY has never stopped being fun. […]

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Live Stream Of New Album Release Show Announced By Satyricon

Only one duo is able to evoke sinister settings like the world of bleak woods lurking behind Norwegian wafts of mist. And that duo is legendary Satyricon. Formed in Oslo in 1991, Satyricon made an immediate and enduring impact when emerging from the flourishing Norwegian black metal scene.

With the brand new opus titled “Deep calleth upon Deep,” the iconic masters Satyr and Frost properly dispense the darkest art of metal. Satyricon’s highly anticipated ninth studio album will be coming out this Friday, September 22nd, on Napalm Records.

To celebrate the upcoming record, the band will play an exclusive and very special album release show – on the rooftop of the KLP building in the heart of Oslo!

300 fans will exclusively experience Satyricon live at this very special event, but the release concert will also be streamed live to fans around the world, before the band leaves for an extensive world tour!

“I always thought the Beatles gig on top of the Apple building in London, 1969, was such an intriguing thing and it really feels like a privilege to be able to do something like this ourselves. In our hometown too! Since this is to celebrate the release of “Deep calleth upon Deep”, we don’t want to exclude those who can’t be there with us that night, so I’m glad it’s being streamed worldwide. We’ll play the whole record and we’ll do it in style!” Satyricon frontman & visionary Satyr informs us.

Save the date and make sure to check into Satyricon’s Facebook page this Friday, September 22nd at 9pm CEST, when the masters of dark art will take over the city of Oslo for one of the most special shows to date!

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Moonspell Reveals New Album “1755”

Moonspell will release new album “1755” on November 3rd, 2017 via Napalm Records. The record label comments:

“From the first second the conceptual dramaturgy Moonspell has created feels like a detonation of the mind. ‘1755’ is more than just the band’s new magnum opus: It’s the musical version of the year of horror where a giant earthquake wrecked their home Lisbon. Naturally this album comes and is sung in Portuguese.”

The album was produced by Tue Madsen and also features Paulo Bragança supplying the haunting voice of a Fado fallen angel who is a big part of the Portuguese culture. His fascinating vocals are featured on “In Tremor Dei” (English: “Fear Of God”).

Now the band, fronted by Fernando Ribeiro, unveils full details about “1755” and unleash the cover artwork as well as the album track list. Says Fernando:

“I have been fascinated with Portuguese history since I can remember. The year of 1755 marked the birth of a new Portugal. Much more than just the greatest natural disaster ever to occur on European soil, the great Lisbon Quake, shockwaves can not be reduced to a dramatic death toll.

“From absolute tragedy, a new city was born, giving way to a new time where Portuguese relied more on themselves than on the crown or the cross, granting us, much of the city, the lay country, the free will that we enjoy today. This is not just another album from us. It’s a musical and lyrical History document, a homage we pay to our legacy and to the amazing skills and resilience of our fellow Portuguese back then, of all mankind when brought down to the knees by the violent forces of Nature and Reason. Whatever is, is right… yet the earth shakes.”

1. Em Nome Do Medo
2. 1755
3. In Tremor Dei (featuring Portuguese guest vocalist Paulo Bragança!)
4. Desastre
5. Abanão
6. Evento
7. 1 De Novembro
8. Ruínas
9. Todos Os Santos
10. Lanterna Dos Afogados

In support of Moonspell’s upcoming release, the band will be heavily hitting the road this year/
Make sure to catch the masters of the dark art on the following dates:

17.08.17 DE – Dinkelsbuehl / Summer Breeze
19.08.17 PT – Góis / Concentração Internacional de Motos de Góis
23.08.17 PT – Corroios / Festas de Corroios
02.09.17 DE – Markneuenkirchen / ReeveLand Festival
09.09.17 DE – Santarém / Parque da Ribeira
10.09.17 IT – Milano / Metalitalia Festival 2017
30.10.17 PT – Lisbon / Lisboa Ao Vivo (Special album release show)
31.10.17 PT – Lisbon / Lisboa Ao Vivo (Special album release show)
01.11.17 PT – Porto / Hard Club (Special album release show)
03.11.17 ES – Santiago / Malatesta
04.11.17 ES – Bilbao / Santana 27
05.11.17 ES – Valencia / Rock City
06.11.17 ES – Barcelona / Salamandra
07.11.17 ES – Zaragoza / CC Delicias
08.11.17 ES – Madrid / Sala Caracol

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Moonspell Reveals New Album “1755”

Moonspell will release new album “1755” on November 3rd, 2017 via Napalm Records. The record label comments:

“From the first second the conceptual dramaturgy Moonspell has created feels like a detonation of the mind. ‘1755’ is more than just the band’s new magnum opus: It’s the musical version of the year of horror where a giant earthquake wrecked their home Lisbon. Naturally this album comes and is sung in Portuguese.”

The album was produced by Tue Madsen and also features Paulo Bragança supplying the haunting voice of a Fado fallen angel who is a big part of the Portuguese culture. His fascinating vocals are featured on “In Tremor Dei” (English: “Fear Of God”).

Now the band, fronted by Fernando Ribeiro, unveils full details about “1755” and unleash the cover artwork as well as the album track list. Says Fernando:

“I have been fascinated with Portuguese history since I can remember. The year of 1755 marked the birth of a new Portugal. Much more than just the greatest natural disaster ever to occur on European soil, the great Lisbon Quake, shockwaves can not be reduced to a dramatic death toll.

“From absolute tragedy, a new city was born, giving way to a new time where Portuguese relied more on themselves than on the crown or the cross, granting us, much of the city, the lay country, the free will that we enjoy today. This is not just another album from us. It’s a musical and lyrical History document, a homage we pay to our legacy and to the amazing skills and resilience of our fellow Portuguese back then, of all mankind when brought down to the knees by the violent forces of Nature and Reason. Whatever is, is right… yet the earth shakes.”

1. Em Nome Do Medo
2. 1755
3. In Tremor Dei (featuring Portuguese guest vocalist Paulo Bragança!)
4. Desastre
5. Abanão
6. Evento
7. 1 De Novembro
8. Ruínas
9. Todos Os Santos
10. Lanterna Dos Afogados

In support of Moonspell’s upcoming release, the band will be heavily hitting the road this year/
Make sure to catch the masters of the dark art on the following dates:

17.08.17 DE – Dinkelsbuehl / Summer Breeze
19.08.17 PT – Góis / Concentração Internacional de Motos de Góis
23.08.17 PT – Corroios / Festas de Corroios
02.09.17 DE – Markneuenkirchen / ReeveLand Festival
09.09.17 DE – Santarém / Parque da Ribeira
10.09.17 IT – Milano / Metalitalia Festival 2017
30.10.17 PT – Lisbon / Lisboa Ao Vivo (Special album release show)
31.10.17 PT – Lisbon / Lisboa Ao Vivo (Special album release show)
01.11.17 PT – Porto / Hard Club (Special album release show)
03.11.17 ES – Santiago / Malatesta
04.11.17 ES – Bilbao / Santana 27
05.11.17 ES – Valencia / Rock City
06.11.17 ES – Barcelona / Salamandra
07.11.17 ES – Zaragoza / CC Delicias
08.11.17 ES – Madrid / Sala Caracol

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Dead Horse Trauma Gearing Up For Summer U.S. Tour Dates

Dead Horse Trauma just announced the “Highway To The Revival” tour 2017. The tour will be accompanied by hard-hitting locals from each area and will meet up with various touring bands along the way.

DHT will be giving away 2 VIP slots per date to people helping send invites, handing out flyers and putting up posters in their city! Message the group’s Facebook page here for details and catch Dead Horse Trauma live on these dates:

8/11 | Sioux Falls, SD – Bigs Live
8/12 | Moorhead, MN – Jerry’s Original Music Club
8/13 | Mandan, ND – Rock Point
8/16 | SLC, UT – Liquid Joe’s
8/17 | Idaho Falls, ID – The Gem
8/18 | Seattle, WA – Seattle Hempfest
8/20 | Boise, ID – The Mardi Gras
8/22 | Flagstaff, AZ – The Green Room
8/23 | Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
8/25 | Abilene, TX – My Place
8/26 | Houston, TX – BFE Rock Club
8/29 | Wichita, KS – The Elbow Room
8/30 | OKC, OK – Thunder Alley
8/31 | Merriam, KS – Aftershock
9/01 | St Charles, IA – IOWAstock
9/02 | Keokuk, IA – L-Treyn’s
9/07 | Sioux City, IA – The Marquee
9/09 | Yorkville, IL – The Revival

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Haken Releases “Lapse” Music Video

Haken is set to hit the road in North America later this month for the band’s 10th anniversary tour. In advance of that trek, the band just released a brand new psychedelic and sci-fi animated video for the track “Lapse,” taken from last year’s “Affinity” (reviewed here) and created by Miles Skarin at Crystal Spotlight.

The band comments: “Lapse was one of the first tracks we wrote for Affinity. Now more than a year since the album’s release, it’s great to finally give this song a chance to stand out on its own, as it’s one of our favorites!

“Visually, we wanted to maintain a consistency with our videos for ‘Initiate,’ ‘Earthrise,’ and ‘The Endless Knot,’ so we returned to Miles Skarin at Crystal Spotlight to complete the series. The video incorporates a 3D motion capture technique (previously used on Frost*’s ‘Numbers’ video) to tie in with Affinity’s themes of artificial intelligence/consciousness.”

Catch these upcoming Haken tour dates:

AUG 23- DETROIT, MI @ THE SHELTER
AUG 24- TORONTO, ON @ LEE’S PALACE
AUG 25- MONTREAL, QC @ CLUB SODA
AUG 26- QUEBEC CITY, QC @ SALLE MULTI
AUG 27- BOSTON, MA @ BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL
AUG 29- COLUMBUS, OH @ SKULLY’S MUSIC DINER
AUG 30- CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH @ THE GROG SHOP
AUG 31- PITTSBURGH, PA @ REX THEATER
SEP 01- PHILADELPHIA, PA @ FOUNDRY @ THE FILLMORE
SEP 02- NEW YORK, NY @ HIGHLINE BALLROOM
SEP 03- WASHINGTON, DC @ ROCK & ROLL HOTEL
SEP 05- DURHAM, NC @ MOTORCO MUSIC HALL
SEP 06- ATLANTA, GA @ PROGPOWER USA XVIII
SEP 10- MEXCO CITY, MX @ EL PLAZA CONDESA
SEP 12- ANAHEIM, CA @ THE HOUSE OF BLUES
SEP 13- SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ SLIM’S
SEP 14- W.HOLLYWOOD, CA @ THE ROXY THEATRE
SEP 15- LAS VEGAS, NV @ BACKSTAGE BAR & BILLIARDS
SEP 16- SALT LAKE CITY, UT @ URBAN LOUNGE
SEP 17- DENVER, CO @ MARQUIS THEATER
SEP 19- ST.PAUL, MN @ AMSTERDAM BAR & HALL
SEP 20- MILWAUKEE, WI @ SHANK HALL
SEP 21- INDIANAPOLIS, IN @ THE EMERSON THEATER
SEP 22- ST.LOUIS, MO @ DELMAR HALL
SEP 23- CHICAGO, IL @ BOTTOM LOUNGE

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