Exumer launches new single, “Raptor”

– March 5th, 2019 –

On April 5th, legendary multinational thrash metallers Exumer will release their fifth full-length, Hostile Defiance, via Metal Blade Records.

Hostile Defiance is exactly what its title suggests. A 42-minute full on attack, the thrash faction hold nothing back as they unleash hell as only they can, yet with more variety and dynamics than ever before. “We wanted to sonically progress, incorporating more melodic elements in the music as well as more rhythmic variety,” states vocalist Mem Von Stein. “We are a lot braver trying to create an up to date and relevant sound that can easily stand alone in today’s thrash landscape without sounding trite or a throwback, and we’re challenging the listener not to get too comfortable with one specific feel, tempo or pace.”

For a preview of the album, the new single, “Raptor”, can be heard at: youtu.be/VbzpoipILUg

The video for the previously released track, “Hostile Defiance”, can be seen at: metalblade.com/exumer. The clip was created by renowned cover artist Costin Chioreanu (At The Gates, Voivod, etc.), who also made the album artwork and layout for Hostile Defiance.

Fans can pre-order Hostile Defiance at metalblade.com/exumer in the following formats:


–jewelcase CD
–ltd. digipak-CD w/2 bonus tracks
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–orange red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 400 copies)
–red-brown/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–pale blackberry marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–orange-black color in color + red splattered (EU exclusive – limited to 120 copies)
–clear/red & black splattered vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

Hostile Defiance marks Exumer‘s third time working with producer Dennis Koehne (Sodom, Melechesh). Tracking the album in studios in Dortmund and Frankfurt, the sessions were marked with “super positive vibes all around with a strong, driven work ethic to create an optimal product.” The band plans to tour the record hard, and will be hitting the road in Europe when the album drops, and from that point onward, they will be visiting as many countries as possible. “Our goal is simple: to further establish the band as one of the main German thrash metal acts that began in the 1980s and are now carrying the torch into the 2020s.”

Hostile Defiance track-listing:
1. Hostile Defiance
2. Raptor
3. Carnage Rider
4. Dust Eater
5. King’s End
6. Descent
7. Trapper
8. The Order of Shadows
9. Vertical Violence
10. Splinter
11. He’s a Woman – She’s a Man (Scorpions-cover; CD bonus track)
12. Supposed to Rot (Entombed-cover; CD bonus track)

Exumer will be touring Europe around album release and will present new songs, plus their classics, on the road. See below for all dates!

Exumer “European Hostilities” tour 2019
Mar. 29 – Drachten, Netherlands – Iduna
Mar. 30 – Hamburg, Germany – Bambi Galore
Mar. 31 – Essen, Germany – Turock
Apr. 2 – Montpellier, France – Secret Place
Apr. 3 – Irun, Spain – Sala Tunk
Apr. 4 – Valladolid, Spain – Porta Caeli
Apr. 5 – Pamplona, Spain – Sala Totem
Apr. 6 – Oviedo, Spain – Sir Laurens
Apr. 7 – Madrid, Spain – We Rock
Apr. 9 – Granada, Spain – Salal Planta Baja
Apr. 10 – Sevilla, Spain – Sala Even
Apr. 11 – Malaga, Spain – Sala Trinchera
Apr. 12 – Murcia, Spain – Sala Gramma
Apr. 13 – Castellon, Spain – Burbuja
Apr. 14 – Barcelona, Spain – Sala Sidecar

Exumer tour dates
June 7 – Muhlteich, Germany – Chronical Moshers Festival
June 8 – Berlin, Germany – BiNuu
June 9 – Oschersleben, Germany – Rock & Metal Dayz
June 21 – Gardelegen, Germany – Metal Frenzy
June 22 – Bussfeld, Germany – M.i.s.e. Open Air 2019
Aug. 9 – Lisboa Vagos, Portugal – Metal Festival
Aug. 10 – Jaromer, Czech Republic – Brutal Assault
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Exumer line-up:
Mem V. Stein – vocals
Ray Mensh – guitars
T. Schiavo – bass
Matthias Kassner – drums
Marc B. – guitars

Exumer online:
http://www.exumer.de
http://facebook.com/exumerofficial
http://twitter.com/exumerofficial
https://www.instagram.com/exumerofficial

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Swallow The Sun Announces European Tour Dates With Oceans Of Slumber

Earlier this year, Finnish melancholy death-doom metal act Swallow The Sun released their new album, “When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light.” Now the band is happy to announce an extended European Headline tour, together with label mates Oceans Of Slumber and Aeonian Sorrow.

The tour dates are as follows:

April 25 – Bochum,, Germany – Rockpalast
April 26 – TBA
April 27 – Milano, Italy – Club Legend
April 28 – Lyon, France – Rock’n’Eat
April 29 – Barcelona, Spain – Boveda
April 30 – Madrid, Spain – Caracol
May 1 – Porto, Portugal – Hard Club
May 2 – Lisbon, Portugal – RCA
May 3 – Bilbao, Spain – Sala Groove
May 4 – Nantes, France – Le Ferailleur
May 6 – London, England – Underworld
May 7 – Sint Niklaas, Belgium – De Casino
May 8 – Trier, Germany – Mergener Hof
May 9 – Luzern, Switzerland – Schüür
May 10 – Wien, Austria – Viper Room
May 11 – Prague, Czech Republic – Nova Chemelnice
May 12 – Hamburg, Germany – HeadCrash

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Exumer reveals details for new album, ‘Hostile Defiance’

– February 12th, 2019 –

Launches video for title track; announces European tour dates

On April 5th, legendary multinational thrash metallers Exumer will release their fifth full-length, Hostile Defiance, via Metal Blade Records.

Hostile Defiance is exactly what its title suggests. A 42-minute full on attack, the thrash faction hold nothing back as they unleash hell as only they can, yet with more variety and dynamics than ever before. “We wanted to sonically progress, incorporating more melodic elements in the music as well as more rhythmic variety,” states vocalist Mem Von Stein. “We are a lot braver trying to create an up to date and relevant sound that can easily stand alone in today’s thrash landscape without sounding trite or a throwback, and we’re challenging the listener not to get too comfortable with one specific feel, tempo or pace.”

For a preview of the album, the video for the first single, “Hostile Defiance”, can be seen at: metalblade.com/exumer. The clip was created by renowned cover artist Costin Chioreanu (At The Gates, Voivod, etc.), who also made the album artwork and layout for Hostile Defiance.

Fans can pre-order Hostile Defiance at metalblade.com/exumer in the following formats:


–ltd. digipak-CD w/2 bonus tracks
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–orange red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 400 copies)
–red-brown/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–pale blackberry marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–orange-black color in color + red splattered (EU exclusive – limited to 120 copies)
–white / blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–clear/red & black splattered vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 120 copies)

Hostile Defiance marks Exumer‘s third time working with producer Dennis Koehne (Sodom, Melechesh). Tracking the album in studios in Dortmund and Frankfurt, the sessions were marked with “super positive vibes all around with a strong, driven work ethic to create an optimal product.” The band plans to tour the record hard, and will be hitting the road in Europe when the album drops, and from that point onward, they will be visiting as many countries as possible. “Our goal is simple: to further establish the band as one of the main German thrash metal acts that began in the 1980s and are now carrying the torch into the 2020s.”

Hostile Defiance track-listing:
1. Hostile Defiance
2. Raptor
3. Carnage Rider
4. Dust Eater
5. King’s End
6. Descent
7. Trapper
8. The Order of Shadows
9. Vertical Violence
10. Splinter
11. He’s a Woman – She’s a Man (Scorpions-cover; CD bonus track)
12. Supposed to Rot (Entombed-cover; CD bonus track)

Exumer will be touring Europe around album release and will present new songs, plus their classics, on the road. See below for all dates!

Exumer “European Hostilities” tour 2019
Mar. 29 – Drachten, Netherlands – Iduna
Mar. 30 – Hamburg, Germany – Bambi Galore
Mar. 31 – Essen, Germany – Turock
Apr. 2 – Montpellier, France – Secret Place
Apr. 3 – Irun, Spain – Sala Tunk
Apr. 4 – Valladolid, Spain – Porta Caeli
Apr. 5 – Pamplona, Spain – Sala Totem
Apr. 6 – Oviedo, Spain – Sir Laurens
Apr. 7 – Madrid, Spain – We Rock
Apr. 9 – Granada, Spain – Salal Planta Baja
Apr. 10 – Sevilla, Spain – Sala Even
Apr. 11 – Malaga, Spain – Sala Trinchera
Apr. 12 – Murcia, Spain – Sala Gramma
Apr. 13 – Castellon, Spain – Burbuja
Apr. 14 – Barcelona, Spain – Sala Sidecar

Exumer tour dates
June 7 – Muhlteich, Germany – Chronical Moshers Festival
June 8 – Berlin, Germany – BiNuu
June 9 – Oschersleben, Germany – Rock & Metal Dayz
June 21 – Gardelegen, Germany – Metal Frenzy
June 22 – Bussfeld, Germany – M.i.s.e. Open Air 2019
Aug. 9 – Lisboa Vagos, Portugal – Metal Festival
Aug. 10 – Jaromer, Czech Republic – Brutal Assault
More t.b.a.

Exumer line-up:
Mem V. Stein – vocals
Ray Mensh – guitars
T. Schiavo – bass
Matthias Kassner – drums
Marc B. – guitars

Exumer online:
http://www.exumer.de
http://facebook.com/exumerofficial
http://twitter.com/exumerofficial
https://www.instagram.com/exumerofficial

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Soilwork, Monster Magnet, Skeletal Remains and Others Added To Brutal Assault Line-Up

Swedish metal eminence SOILWORK will dominate over the fortress along with the Swedish sludge/grindcorers THE ARSON PROJECT. Another great band, THE CONTORTIONIST represents fearlessness in musical expression, designed to please the artist as much as the audience.

Outstanding, shocking, unbelievable, breathtaking and many more is the Japanese self-called “brutal orchestra” VAMPILLIA. It’s not just a band, it’s something that you have to experience in order to believe it. WALLS OF JERICHO are not just noteworthy because they are a metalcore band with a screaming female on vocals. They are also worth remembering because they have been adeptly balancing old-school hardcore, thrash metal, and “chugga-chugga” metalcore with a ferocity and dedication unmatched by many of their contemporaries.

2019 marks the twenty-eighth year of PRIMORDIAL’s seminal career, and the return with their ninth full-length Exile Amongst The Ruins, they have lost none of their vitality. Once again building upon their signature sound, the follow up to 2014’s “Where Greater Men Have Fallen” is a more raw, “old school sounding” record than its predecessor. Hitting home, with what vocalist A.A. Nemtheanga describes as “a direct energy” and wielding an urgency that is undeniable, the Irish quintet once again effortlessly blends elements of Celtic folk and black metal like no one else. One thing is certain – not only the Czech fans will welcome PRIMORDIAL with a warm hug!

Picking their name from a line in Demolition Hammer’s ‘Human Dissection’, California’s SKELETAL REMAINS not only have proven their exquisite taste when finding the right moniker, but also musically by citing Death, Pestilence, early Gorguts, Morbid Angel and the afore-mentioned NY thrashers as influences. With their insanely good album Devouring Mortality, SKELETAL REMAINS are coming back to conquer what’s theirs on Brutal Assault!

Retro-rock visionaries MONSTER MAGNET spent much of the 1990s struggling against the prejudices imposed upon the image and sound by alternative rock fashion nazis. In fact, it wasn’t until that movement’s late-’90s decline that the band’s dogged persistence finally paid off and their fourth album, Powertrip, catapulted to gold sales status on the strength of its massive hard rock hit “Space Lord.” In the meantime, MONSTER MAGNET managed to become one of the most successful and influential bands associated with the so-called underground “stoner rock” scene. Nowadays, it seems a little bit off to call them underground band, since these guys are a huge deal.

All thrashers, beware! DEMOLITION HAMMER are coming to set things straight in the fortress! New York City’s one of the best thrash acts are back with a helluva record Tortured Existence, which shows the band in their best shape!

An absolute honor is to announce legends of psychedelic rock, Chicago based act full of witchery and surrounded by mystical magic – COVEN! This is the first band which brought sign of horns to metal music. The first band using occult lyrics and singing about satanism and the first satanic band which had a big song in charts. Jinx Dawson spawned COVEN in late 2016 with a new line-up to arrange more sabbaths all over the world and we are pleased to say that one of these magical sessions will happen on Brutal Assault!

Back in the day, a claim was made about the HELLHAMMER, that this band will never come back, because it’s absolutely impossible to reform a band so closely linked to a very specific and unique time period. However, here we are, standing before something that will remind us of these times – Tom Gabriel brings us TRIUMPH OF DEATH! It is a project with an open end. Apart from vague considerations to, perhaps, release an occasional live EP, Triumph Of Death will not record any new music but is solely dedicated to performing both well-know and obscure Hellhammer songs.

And there you have it. Will there be more??? Keep your eyes on Metalunderground.com’s Brutal Assault updates to stay informed on all additions!

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Polar Posts New Video “Midnight” Online; Announces Tour Dates

Today, London UK based post-hardcore band Polar start the pre-order for their upcoming fourth full length record “Nova” and release their brand new single “Midnight” as a taste of what is yet to come from the new album. You can check out the music video below. “Nova” will be available on April 5th, 2019 via Arising Empire. In addition the band announces their album release tour for May.

Pre-order the new album “Nova” here

Polar states: “Midnight is a song about coming of age and sexual awakening. It is written about a personal experience I had at 15 which forced me to understand sex mentally and physically in a unnatural way. This song has been therapeutic to me and I hope it allows people who hear it to be honest with themselves and deal with their inner demons. Our new album ‘Nova’ musically and lyrically has been therapeutic for all us, we came to point where we all needed a release and this is the product of that. We hope listeners can relate to this record and make steps to finding inner peace as much as us.”

Polar “Nova” album release tour
Special Guest: Tripsitter

03.05.19 UK London @ Boston Music Room
04.05.19 Belgium Antwerp @ Kavka
05.05.19 Germany Hamburg @ Hafenklang
06.05.19 Germany Köln @ MTC
07.05.19 Germany Nürnberg @ Z-Bau
08.05.19 Czech Rep Prague @ Underdogs
09.05.19 Germany Berlin @ Musik & Frieden
10.05.19 Germany Leipzig @ Naumanns
11.05.19 Germany Essen @ Cafe Nova
12.05.19 Germany Hannover @ Lux
13.05.19 Germany Munich @ Backstage
14.05.19 Switzerland Aarau @ Kiff
15.05.19 Germany Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof

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Rammstein Finishing Up The Mix For New Album

German industrial metal/Neue Deutsche Härte veterans Rammstein has announced that they are edging closer to completing their as yet untitled new album. A post on social media outlets simply reads: “Getting closer! Finalizing the mix for the new album in Santa Monica, CA.”

The album is expected to be released later this year and will be their first album since 2009’s, “Liebe ist für alle da,” which peaked at number 13 on the Billboard album charts and topped the charts in Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Netherlands, Denmark, Czech Republic, Finland and Switzerland.

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Rammstein Finishing Up The Mix For New Album

German industrial metal/Neue Deutsche Härte veterans Rammstein has announced that they are edging closer to completing their as yet untitled new album. A post on social media outlets simply reads: “Getting closer! Finalizing the mix for the new album in Santa Monica, CA.”

The album is expected to be released later this year and will be their first album since 2009’s, “Liebe ist für alle da,” which peaked at number 13 on the Billboard album charts and topped the charts in Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Netherlands, Denmark, Czech Republic, Finland and Switzerland.

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Rammstein Finishing Up The Mix For New Album

German industrial metal/Neue Deutsche Härte veterans Rammstein has announced that they are edging closer to completing their as yet untitled new album. A post on social media outlets simply reads: “Getting closer! Finalizing the mix for the new album in Santa Monica, CA.”

The album is expected to be released later this year and will be their first album since 2009’s, “Liebe ist für alle da,” which peaked at number 13 on the Billboard album charts and topped the charts in Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Netherlands, Denmark, Czech Republic, Finland and Switzerland.

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Rammstein Finishing Up The Mix For New Album

German industrial metal/Neue Deutsche Härte veterans Rammstein has announced that they are edging closer to completing their as yet untitled new album. A post on social media outlets simply reads: “Getting closer! Finalizing the mix for the new album in Santa Monica, CA.”

The album is expected to be released later this year and will be their first album since 2009’s, “Liebe ist für alle da,” which peaked at number 13 on the Billboard album charts and topped the charts in Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Netherlands, Denmark, Czech Republic, Finland and Switzerland.

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Incantation Announces European Tour Dates

Death metal legends, Incantation, announce the Siege Of The Profane headlining European tour throughout early spring 2019. Support will be provided by Defeated Sanity and Skinned. The tour begins March 15th in Paris, France and ends April 5th in Aarhus, Denmark. All confirmed tour dates are listed below:

March 15 – Paris, France – Gibus
March 16 – Mannheim, Germany – Ms Connexion Complex
March 17 – Lyon, France – CCO
March 19 – Madrid, Spain – Caracol
March 20 – Barcelona, Spain – Boveda
March 21 – Montpellier, France – Secret Place
March 22 – Baden, Switzerland – Werkk Kulturlokal
March 23 – Venice, Italy – Revolver
March 24 – Como, Italy – Centrale Rock Pub
March 25 – Prague, Czech Republic – Nova Chmelnice
March 26 – Bratislava, Slovakia – Randal
March 28 – Vienna, Austria – Viper Room
March 29 – Hirschaid, Germany – Braincrusher In Hell
March 30 – Poznan, Poland – U Bazyla
March 31 – Krakow, Poland – Kwadrat
April 1 – Warsaw, Poland – Proxima
April 2 – Berlin, Germany – Musik & Frieden
April 3 – Bochum, Germany – Matrix
April 4 – Zaandam, Netherlands – Podium Flux
April 5 – Aarhus, Denmark – Royal Metal Festival

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