Forever Still Posts “Is It Gone?” Music Video Online

Only two more weeks to go until Forever Still unleash their sophomore full-length release “Breathe In Colours.” For this record, Denmark’s highflyers have adapted a dark musical concept, inspired by a dystopian cyberpunk future in which humanity flees into cyberspace, and the fact that some of the biggest works in that genre, Blade Runner and Akira, are set in 2019. With their first two singles, “Rew1nd” and “Breathe In Colours,” the do-it-yourself band have already presented the rocking side of their new release, and today, they introduce their listeners to the capturing power ballad “Is It Gone?.”

“The overarching thought behind ‘Is It Gone?’ can be summed up in the chorus line saying “it’s only gone if I let it go”, which is something I think a lot of people can relate to”, Maja explains. “We hold onto all these negative things and thoughts, some that might never even happen. I remember reading one time that 85% of things we worry about never come true. That’s a lot of trouble for no reason at all. Sometimes you just need to let it go and stop obsessing over things that are out of your control.”

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Fleshgod Apocalypse Reveals New Album “Veleno” Details; Posts New Music Video “Sugar” Online

Italian orchestral-death metal and renaissance revivalists Fleshgod Apocalypse will make their triumphant return this year with the release of their fifth studio album, “Veleno,” on May 24th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has unveiled the record’s debut single, “Sugar,” via a music video, the album artwork and track listing. You can check out the video for “Sugar” below.

Francesco Paoli on working with director Giovanni Bucci: “I met Giovanni Bucci a couple of years ago, while collaborating on his own band ODDKO. We soon became good friends, so we started talking about having him as director for Fleshgod’s new videos. He is a true visionary, with amazing directing and production skills. He’s been making music videos for bands like Korn, and he also has a shining career in the movie industry. We all agreed that he would’ve been the key to a huge step forward for us, visually and artistically, especially on a video like this, which was also extremely complex to produce and shoot. The result is on your screen now, and it’s better than any description. Just hit the play button and enjoy.”

Italian for “venom,” “Veleno” marks Fleshgod Apocalypse’s first record in 3 years, since the release of their critically acclaimed record “King” (2016). The ‘metal part’ of “Veleno” was recorded in Rome, Italy at Bloom Recording Studio and Kick Studio with long-standing collaborator Marco Mastrobuono, while the ‘orchestral part’ – the ensembles – were tracked at Musica Teclas Studio in Perugia. Fleshgod Apocalypse then took the effort over to Grammy-nominated Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, The Black Dahlia Murder, Epica) at Hansen Studios in Denmark for mixing and mastering. The entire production of “Veleno” took, according to Paoli, about three months. Artwork for the album was created by Travis Smith (Avenged Sevenfold, Opeth, Katatonia).

Francesco Paoli on “Veleno”: “Today is the day. A first taste of our new album, ‘Veleno,’ is finally available for you all. No words can describe how excited we are and how long we waited for this moment. What you see is the harvest of three years of sweat, revolutions, intense emotions and extreme challenges. We proved ourselves to be stronger than ever, despising compromises, setting the bar higher no matter what. The album is massive to say the least. Every song is a unique piece, literally alive and breathing. Can’t wait for you guys to hear the rest…”

“Veleno” will be available in the following formats:
– DIGI (CD+BLU-RAY) + PATCH
– DIGI (CD+BLU-RAY)
– JEWELCASE CD
– 2LP (BLACK, GREY)
– DIGITAL DELUXE (INCL. INSTRUMENTAL VERSION OF THE REGULAR ALBUM)
– DIGITAL

“Veleno” – Track Listing:

CD
1. Fury
2. Carnivorous Lamb
3. Sugar
4. The Praying Mantis’ Strategy
5. Monnalisa
6. Worship and Forget
7. Absinthe
8. Pissing On The Score
9. The Day We’ll Be Gone
10. Embrace The Oblivion
11. Veleno
Bonus Tracks (DIGI, DIGITAL & DIGITAL DELUXE)
12. Reise, Reise (RAMMSTEIN Cover)
13. The Forsaking (Nocturnal Version)

“An Evening in Perugia” (Bonus Blu-ray) – Track Listing:

1. Marche Royale
2. In Aeternum
3. Healing Through War
4. Cold As Perfection
5. Minotaur (The Wrath Of Poseidon)
6. Gravity
7. The Violation
8. Prologue
9. Epilogue
10. The Fool
11. The Egoism
12. Syphilis
13. The Forsaking

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Bleeding Gods Posts Tour Recap Video

Epic death/black metal formation, Bleeding Gods, performed at the Viborg Metal Festival in Demark on March 2nd. The band have released a short recap video, stating, “Viborg Metal Festival, Denmark was great! Thank you all for coming and see you next time!”

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Whitechapel launches video for new single, “When a Demon Defiles a Witch”

– February 20th, 2019 –

On March 29th, Whitechapel will release their 7th full-length, The Valley, via Metal Blade Records. Mixed by David Castillo, mastered by Ted Jensen, and produced once again by Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder), The Valley is a reference to the part of Hardin Valley (west of Knoxville, Tennessee) where vocalist Phil Bozeman grew up. Set against this backdrop, he approaches his subject matter unflinchingly, building upon everything that came before, making it clear that he has survived that which he was forced to endure and is not afraid to confront it. “Phil has been upfront in his lyrics in the past about hardships he endured in his life as a child, and I believe with this record we tried to paint a better picture of that,” says guitarist Alex Wade, who alongside his bandmates, stands 100% behind everything their vocalist has to say. “I feel our music is Phil’s release from his past, being able to get it out and speak about it, and hopefully anyone who hears it that may have gone through similar experiences can find some release in it as well.”

For a preview of The Valley, a video for the new single, “When a Demon Defiles a Witch” (directed by Mathis Arnell – naughtymantis.com), can be viewed at: youtu.be/RuRZYB9EEZM

To hear the previously released tracks (“Brimstone”, “Black Bear”, “Third Depth”), please visit: metalblade.com/whitechapel – where the album can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–digipak-CD
–box set (digipak CD, shoulder bag, 10 art prints, poster)
–clear w/ black smoke vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 600 copies)
–transparent red w/ black smoke vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 500 copies *Indie Retail Exclusive*)
–opaque red inside black haze vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–opaque cream w/ black splatter vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–black inside transparent orange haze vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–orange / red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–180g clear vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–clear / black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–white / orange / red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–orange / purple marbled vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–blood splattered vinyl (Impericon exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
* exclusive bundles with shirts, plus digital options are also available!

Artwork by Branca Studio

Anyone throwing The Valley on for the first time will immediately recognize it as the work of Whitechapel, yet as has been the case with each release, there is also evolution in play. “Sound-wise, it’s all over the place,” Bozeman states plainly. “There’s aggression, and then you’re hit with ominous and emotional guitar riffs. It’s mean, but then transfers to soft and inviting. It’s a whirlwind of emotions throughout.”

The Valley track-listing
1. When a Demon Defiles a Witch
2. Forgiveness Is Weakness
3. Brimstone
4. Hickory Creek
5. Black Bear
6. We Are One
7. The Other Side
8. Third Depth
9. Lovelace
10. Doom Woods

“Chaos and Carnage” tour dates
w/ Whitechapel, Dying Fetus, Revocation, Fallujah, Spite, Uncured, Buried Above Ground

Apr. 18 – Sayerville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Apr. 19 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
Apr. 20 – Reading, PA – Reverb
Apr. 23 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
Apr. 24 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
Apr. 25 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
Apr. 26 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot
Apr. 27 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Apr. 28 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
Apr. 30 – Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
May 2 – Berkley, CA – UC Theatre
May 3 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
May 4 – Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
May 5 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
May 7 – Springfield, MO – The Complex
May 8 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
May 9 – San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
May 10 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
May 11 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
May 12 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
May 13 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
May 15 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
May 16 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
May 17 – Winston Salem, NC – Ramkat

Whitechapel European Summer Tour 2019:
June 15 – Paris, France – Petit Bain
June 16 – Donington, UK – Download Festival
June 17 – Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach
June 18 – London, UK – Islington Academy
June 20 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell
June 21 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop
June 22 – Clisson, France – Hellfest
June 24 – Geneva, Switzerland – Usine
June 25 – Aarau, Switzerland – Kiff
June 26 – Stuttgart, Germany – Universum
June 28 – Ysselsteyn, Netherlands – Jera On Air
June 29 – Munster, Germany – Vainstream Rockfest
June 30 – Ferropolis, Germany – With Full Force
July 2 – Budapest, Hungary – Durer Kert
July 3 – Sofia, Bulgaria – Club Mixtape 5
July 4 – Bucharest, Romania – Quantic Club
July 5 – Novi Sad, Serbia – Exit Festival
July 6 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Gala Hala
July 7 – Milan, Italy – Dissonance Festival

Whitechapel online:
https://www.whitechapelband.com
https://www.metalblade.com/whitechapel
https://www.facebook.com/whitechapelmetal
https://twitter.com/whitechapelband
https://www.instagram.com/whitechapelband
https://www.youtube.com/WhitechapelTV

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Forever Still Speak On Electronic Influences On New Album “Breathe In Colours”

After recently presenting the first single off their upcoming album ‘Breathe In Colours’, out on March 29th via Nuclear Blast, Denmark’s high flyers Forever Still unveil further details about their sophomore full-length release, revolving around a dystopian future and people fleeing into cyberspace to hide from the devastating reality.

In this second trailer, frontwoman Maja Shining explains why the band decided to use a theremin (!) and how they created the rough, electronic trademark sound of the album by running everything through a vast array of analog equipment, such as an old reel to reel tape machine, bizarre effect pedals and even “a crappy cassette machine”. Watch the clip below. On March 29th, the album will be available both physically and digitally.

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Deadland Ritual Announces First Show In The United States

Deadland Ritual, featuring bassist Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), vocalist Franky Perez (Apocalyptica, Scars On Broadway), drummer Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver) and guitarist Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), will make their US debut on May 28th at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA. Tickets can be purchased from the Troubadour itself or TicketFly.

The band also announced a string of European shows, including festivals, which are as follows:

Deadland Ritual recently announced the following string of European dates in June.

June 4 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Amager Bio
June 5 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
June 6 – Sölvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
June 10 – Berlin, Germany – Kesselhaus
June 11 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
June 14-16 – Donnington, UK – Download Festival
June 17 – Tilburg, Netherlands – 013
June 18 – Paris, France – Trianon
June 19 – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7
June 21-22 – Vitoria, Spain – Azkena Festival
June 21-23 – Clisson, France – Hellfest Festival

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Downfall Of Gaia releases third single, “Of Withering Violet Leaves”

– January 30th, 2019 –

February 8th sees Downfall Of Gaia release their new album, Ethic Of Radical Finitude! In anticipation of this release, Downfall Of Gaia have now launched the third single, “Of Withering Violet Leaves”, which can be heard at: youtu.be/_8C4tKIgCNE

Downfall Of Gaia comments: “Today we’re excited to present the third single of our upcoming album, ‘Ethic Of Radical Finitude‘! ‘Of Withering Violet Leaves’ gives another insight into our new record, showing another side of what to expect. We are extremely looking forward to share our new album with you guys very soon! Thanks for listening!”

For another preview of Ethic Of Radical Finitude, the previous singles (“As Our Bones Break To The Dance” and “We Pursue The Serpent Of Time”) can be heard at: metalblade.com/downfallofgaia – where the album can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–Hardcover Digipak-CD
–180 g black vinyl
–Dead gold marbeld vinyl (ltd. 300 – EU-exclusive)
–Grey marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 – EU-exclusive)
–Pic-LP (ltd. 200 – EU-exclusive)
–White/Black split vinyl (ltd. 100 – Evil Greed exclusive)
–Red/black marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 – US-exclusive)
–Clear vinyl (ltd. 100 – US-exclusive)

Ethic Of Radical Finitude is the international quartet’s most melodic, most structured and most dynamic release to date, once more building upon the epic and unique sludgy, crusty, exploratory metallic sound that has organically evolved with every release. “It combines elements from our earlier releases with the path we took on ‘Atrophy‘ (2016),” states guitarist/vocalist Dominik Goncalves dos Reis. “There are long atmospheric parts with enough time to breathe, enough time to unfold, and on the other side there are harsh and melodic blastbeats. Each song is some kind of journey, with emotional ups and downs.”

Ethic Of Radical Finitude track-listing:
1. Seduced By…
2. The Grotesque Illusion Of Being
3. We Pursue The Serpent Of Time
4. Guided Through A Starless Night
5. As Our Bones Break To The Dance
6. Of Withering Violet Leaves

Downfall Of Gaia tour dates
w/ The Ocean Collective

Mar. 13 – Stuttgart, Germany – Im Wizemann
Mar. 14 – Geneva, Switzerland – PTR/ L’Usine
Mar. 15 – Lyon, France – CCO
Mar. 16 – Toulouse, France – Rex
Mar. 17 – Marseilles, France – Les Pennes Mirabeau
Mar. 18 – Colmar, France – Le Grillen
Mar. 19 – Bethune, France – Le Poche
Mar. 20 – Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux
Mar. 21 – Limerick, Ireland – Dolan’s Warehouse
Mar. 22 – Dublin, Ireland – Voodoo Lounge
Mar. 23 – Glasgow, UK – Audio
Mar. 24 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
Mar. 25 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
Mar. 26 – Den Haag, Netherlands – Paard
Mar. 27 – Cologne, Germany – Club Volta*
Mar. 28 – Leipzig, Germany – Werk 2
Mar. 29 – Poznan, Poland – U Bazyla
Mar. 30 – Bremen, Germany – Tower
Mar. 31 – Hamburg, Germany – Logo
Apr. 2 – Stockholm, Sweden – Fryhuset, Klubben*
Apr. 3 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Tradgarn*
Apr. 6 – Stavangar, Norway – Folken*
Apr. 7 – Hamar, Norway – Gregers*
Apr. 8 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega*
* without Downfall of Gaia

Downfall Of Gaia tour dates
w/ Mantar

Apr. 5 – Marburg, Germany – KFZ
Apr. 12 – Dortmund, Germany – Junkyard – Dortmund
Apr. 13 – Kiel, Germany – Pumpe
Apr. 20 – Koln, Germany – Essigfabrik
Apr. 21 – Rostock, Germany – Zwischenbau
Apr. 27 – Karlsruhe, Germany – Dudefest @ Jubez
Apr. 28 – Saarbrucken, Germany – Garage
Apr. 29 – Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colos-Saal
Apr. 30 – Jena, Germany – F-Haus

Downfall Of Gaia is also confirmed to play Wacken Open Air in 2019!

Downfall Of Gaia is:
Dominik Goncalves dos Reis – vocals/guitars
Anton Lisovoj – vocals/bass
Marco Mazzola – guitars
Michael Kadnar – drums

Downfall Of Gaia online:
http://downfallofgaia.com
https://www.facebook.com/DownfallofGaia
https://www.instagram.com/downfallofgaia
https://www.youtube.com/user/downfallofgaiatv

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Behemoth Frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski Praises Mantar

With the band getting ready to head over to UK shores for a 5 date almost sold out tour, Behemoth’s Nergal sat down with us to talk about one of his favourite musical discoveries of 2018. Monstrous duo and labelmates Mantar made an impression on the frontman with their latest album The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze and in the video below, Nergal explains why they made an impact on him and how he would like to tour with them in the future.

Behemoth are hitting the road in support of their new album “I Loved You At Your Darkest” in January and February 2019. The “Ecclesia Diabolica Evropa 2019 e.v.” tour features special guests, At the Gates and Wolves in the Throne Room. Full dates rack up as follows:

Jan 10 – Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp
Jan 11 – Munich, Germany – Tonhalle
Jan 13 – Vienna, Austria – Arena
Jan 15 – Zurich, Switzerland – Komplex 457
Jan 16 – Milano, Italy – Alcatraz
Jan 17 – Lyon, France – Le Transbordeur
Jan 18 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz
Jan 19 – Madrid, Spain – La Riviera
Jan 21 – Toulouse, France – Le Bikini
Jan 22 – Paris, France – Bataclan
Jan 23 – Oberhausen, Germany – Turbinenhalle
Jan 24 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys
Jan 25 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
Jan 26 – Stockholm, Sweden – Annexet
Jan 29 – Helsinki, Finland – The Circus
Jan 30 – Tampere, Finland – Pakkahuone
Feb 1 – Hamburg, Germany – Grosse Freiheit 36
Feb 4 – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg – Rockhal
Feb 6 – Bristol, UK – Motion
Feb 7 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
Feb 8 – London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
Feb 9 – Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
Feb 10 – Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
Feb 11 – Glasgow, UK – QM Union

Talking about returning to UK venues in February, Nergal comments; “Albion!
It is with the utmost thrill we are announcing our triumphant return to your shores with the new music, new production and new strength! We hope to see our UK legions to join those libations and celebrate MAGICK and MUSICK with us! Hail Satan!”

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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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