Mantar Teases New Music Video, “Taurus”

German black/doom/punk chimera Mantar will release their third studio album The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze on August 24th via Nuclear Blast. Pre-order the album here, and check out a teaser for the upcoming “Taurus” music video below.

Mantar have achieved more in five years than most bands twice their age and size. The product of a twenty year friendship between guitarist/vocalist Hanno Klaenhardt and drummer Erinc Sakarya, theirs is a success story born entirely of one thing: hard work, with three albums, an EP and a live release already to their name. Releasing their 2014 Svart Records debut Death By Burning, an uncompromising clash of stripped-back punk attitude and metal intensity to instant critical acclaim, the band toured relentlessly, gracing stages the world over, including the hallowed likes of Roadburn, Wacken Open Air and Maryland Deathfest. They used 2016’s Ode To The Flame, their Nuclear Blast Records debut, to further build upon their incendiary live reputation, conquering not only Europe and the US, but Russia, Japan and South Africa.

Now, following a brief period of repose which saw Hanno move to Florida, Mantar return with The Modern Art Of Setting Ablaze, a short, sharp shock that hones the hungry riffs and breath-taking pace of their previous records. “We skipped the bullshit,” explains Hanno. “I wanted 3 or 4 minute songs; bam, bam, bam. Every song different, catchy – that’s what rock and roll is about.”

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Ghost Bath European Headlining Tour Announced

In autumn, atmospheric black metallers GHOST BATH will return to Europe for an extensive headlining tour in support of their latest full-length release »Starmourner«. Supported by Danish blackgazers MØL, GHOST BATH will kick off their “Luminescence · Europa · MMXVIII” tour in Belgium, visit multiple cities in the UK and Germany before concluding in Wiesbaden. Let the band haunt you on one of these November dates below:

w/ MØL
01.11. B Brugge – Villa Bota
02.11. UK Birmingham – The Flapper
03.11. UK Leeds – Damnation Festival
04.11. UK Bournemouth – The Anvil
05.11. UK Manchester – Satans Hallow
06.11. UK Glasgow – Audio
07.11. UK London – Boston Music Room
08.11. NL Arnhem – Willemeen
09.11. D Cologne – MTC
10.11. D Hamburg – Hafenklang
13.11. D Hannover – Mephisto
14.11. D Berlin – Cassiopeia
15.11. D Jena – Rosenkeller
16.11. D Leipzig – Naumanns
17.11. AT Vienna – Escape
18.11. AT Graz – Explosiv
19.11. D Munich – Backstage
20.11. D Trier – Exhaus
21.11. D Wiesbaden – Schlachthof

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Epic melodic death metallers Nothgard announce new album, ‘Malady X’

– August 9th, 2018 –

Launch title track as first single

Epic melodic death metallers Nothgard from Germany have finished the recordings for their new album Malady X and are proud to present the first song to the masses! Head over to to check out the stunning video for the title track “Malady X” – where the record is also available for pre-order in the following formats:

–ltd. 1st ed. Digipak-CD
–box set (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–180g black vinyl
–dead gold marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–light grey marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–red/black marbled vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 120 copies)
–clear/black marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

Bandleader Dom R. Crey states: “With ‘Malady X‘, we have created an album that is both dark and serious, but on the other hand rife with catchy melodies – while not compromising our individual sound at all, on the contrary: I am sure we have defined the Nothgard-style more clearly than ever on this album. This is why we are really happy to present our first new material to you in the shape of a music video!”

The clip for “Malady X” was recorded in one take, meaning without interruptions and based on a specific choreography to make an authentic impression. The result is nothing less than breathtaking!

Dom R. Crey adds: “Of course, ‘Malady X‘ takes on an important role because it’s the title track. It represents everything that we, deep inside, find disturbing about society and current ways of thinking. We consciously address it in the lyrics – no-go’s and issues in daily life which should actually be perceived as such, but instead, we have lost awareness of them. Rather than standing in for our convictions, we choose to live according to false values.”

Nothgard has recorded Malady X at Def-Creation and & Southern Deathcult studios and called the renowned Jens Bogren (Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Kreator, Opeth, etc.) for mastering duties. The result is an album full of epic melodic death metal anthems!

Malady X track-listing
1. Voyage To Decay (Intro)
2. Malady X
3. Shades Of War
4. Guardians Of Sanity
5. Epitaph
6. Deamonium I
7. Serpent Hollow
8. Devil Will Know
9. Fall Of An Empire
10. Herald Of Death
11. Black Horizon
12. Eye For An Eye (ltd. Digi-CD bonus)
13. Ninja (ltd. Digi-CD bonus)

Nothgard will play special release shows at the end of October, along with friends Parasite Inc.. See below for dates!

Nothgard release shows
w/ Parasite Inc.

Oct. 26 – Jena, Germany – F-Haus
Oct. 27 – Markneukirchen, Germany – Warwick Music Hall
Oct. 31 – Linda, Germany – Vaudeville
Nov. 1 – Vocklabruck, Austria – Okh

Nothgard will also join forces with Finnish epic melodic death metallers Omnium Gatherum and Wolfheart for the “Burning Cold Over Europe 2018″ tour this November. See below for all dates!

Nothgard tour dates
w/ Omnium Gatherum, Wolfheart

Nov. 7 – Munich, Germany – Backstage
Nov. 8 – Hamburg, Germany – Kaiserkeller
Nov. 9 – Berlin, Germany – Bi Nuu
Nov. 10 – Stuttgart, Germany – ClubCANN
Nov. 11 – Prague, Czech Republic – Nova Chmelnice
Nov. 12 – Budapest, Hungary – Durer Kert 041
Nov. 13 – Vienna, Austria – Szene
Nov. 15 – Essen, Germany – Turock
Nov. 16 – London, United Kingdom – The Dome
Nov. 17 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – Baroeg
Nov. 18 – Vosselaar, Belgium – Biebop
Nov. 19 – Paris, France – Le Petit Bain
Nov. 21 – Madrid, Spain – Copernico
Nov. 22 – Barcelona, Spain – Boveda
Nov. 23 – Lyon, France – MJC O Totem
Nov. 24 – Lucerne, Switzerland – Schuur
Nov. 25 – Trier, Germany – Mergener Hof

Nothgard line-up:
Dom R. Crey – Vocals, Lead Guitar, Studio Keyboards
Skaahl – Guitars
Nico Kolja – Bass, Backing Vocals
Felix Indra – Drums

Photo credit: Andreas-Richter; Photoart-Peter Sallai

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Beyond Creation, Gorod, Entheos , Etc. Fall European/UK Tour Announced

Beyond Creation, Gorod, Entheos and Brought By Pain will be out on a European/UK run together this November. The tour will mark Entheos‘ first appearance in Europe and will run as follows:

11/02 Hamburg, GER – Headcrash
11/03 Hannover, GER – Faust
11/04 Berlin, GER – Musik & Frieden
11/05 Prague, CZE – Nova Chmelnice
11/06 Vienna, AUT – Viper Room
11/07 Munchen, GER – Feierwerk
11/08 Ljubljana, SLO – Orto Bar
11/09 Retorbido, ITA – Dagda Club
11/10 Venice, ITA – Revolver
11/11 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
11/12 Grenoble, FRA – L’amperage
11/13 Barcelona, SPA – Upload CLub
11/14 Madrid, SPA – Caracol
11/15 Porto, POR – Hard Club
11/16 Donosti, SPA – C.C. Larratxo
11/17 Angouleme, FRA – La Nef
11/18 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
11/19 Manchester, UK – Satan’s Hollow
11/20 Glasgow, UK – Audio
11/21 Dublin, IRE – Voodoo Lounge
11/22 London, UK – Underworld
11/23 Birmingham, UK – Asylum2
11/24 Drachten, NET – Iduna
11/25 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel

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Zaum Premiere New Music Video For “The Enlightenment”

New Brunswick’s ECMA and Music NB award winning mantra doom duo ZAUM premiere their new music video for “The Enlightenment”. The track is off ZAUM’s second full length “Eidolon” released in 2016 via I HATE Records with distribution via Plastic Head/Sony Music throughout Europe and Century Media in North America to follow their 2014 debut album “Oracles”.

Watch “The Enlightenment” below:

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Fozzy Posts New Video, “Burn Me Out” Online

Fozzy, the heavy metal band formed by Stuck Mojo founder Rich Ward and wrestling legend Chris Jericho, has posted their new music video online for the song, “Burn Me Out.” You can check it out below. The song is the third single from the band’s latest album, “Judas,” following the title track and “Painless” and is available now through Century Media Records.

The band are currently on tour in Europe, performing at a number of festivals including Bloodstock Open Air, Wacken Open Air and Leyendas del Rock, after which they will be embarking on a headlining tour of North America.

The North American dates are as follows:

August 24 – Atlanta, GA – Smith’s Olde Bar *
August 26 – Huntsville, AL – Sidetracks Music Hall
August 29 – Clarksville, TN – O’Connor’s
August 31 – Little Rock, AR – The Revolution Music Room
September 6 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
September 7 – Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
September 8 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
September 9 – Fargo, ND – Sanctuary
September 12 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
September 13 – Indianapolis, IN – Vouge
September 14 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
September 15 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
September 16 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
September 18 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom **
September 19 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
September 20 – Jacksonville, NC – Tarheel Concert Lounge
September 21 – Huntington, WV – Planetfest at Riverfront Park
September 22 – Greenville, SC – The Firmament
September 25 – Savannah, GA – The Stage on Bar
September 27 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
September 28 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum **
September 29 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – The Culture Room **

* Adelitas Way and Stone Broken do not appear
** Stone Broken does not appear

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SoulHealer Premiere New Song “The Final Judgement” From Upcoming New Album “Up From The Ashes”

Finnish power metal outfit SoulHealer’s fourth studio album entitled “Up From The Ashes” is set for release on September 14th in Europe and September 21st in North America. A first single “The Final Judgement” from it can be heard below.

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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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Plini Premiere New Video “Salt + Charcoal” – New EP “Sunhead” To Be Released This Month

Plini has a new EP called “Sunhead” scheduled for a July 27th release. Below you can check out a video for the a first song titled “Charcoal And Dust” from it. The track features guest backing vocals and production from Skyharbor‘s Devesh Dayal.

Speaking of how the effort came to be, Plini himself commented:

“I started working on the material almost straight after ‘Handmade Cities‘ was released in 2016, sort of with the goal to make a very big, small EP – aiming to put as much detail and refinement into the composition and playing as possible. Both musically and emotionally, the music is greatly influenced by the amount of touring and travel I’ve done in the past couple of years.

I was particularly inspired by Animals As Leaders (who I toured Europe and North America with in 2016), by the musical adventurousness in their last album, and Disperse (who I toured with in Europe in early 2017) for the way they seamlessly combined contemporary pop and electronic elements with prog-metal – updating a genre that sometimes seems (ironically for the name, “progressive”) entrenched in old musical cliches.

Aside from this, I think the ‘Sunhead‘ EP is a musical expression of the pure excitement that comes with traveling to new places, meeting new people and eating new things.”

August will find Plini out playing the following European/UK shows:

08/10 Karlovy Vary, CZE – Musicians Festival
08/11 Josefov, CZE – Brutal Assault
08/14 Budapest, HUN – A38 Roof
08/15 Krakow, POL – Alchemia
08/16 Warsaw, POL – Hydrozagadka
08/18 Somerset, UK – ArcTanGent Festival
08/19 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
08/22 Mosta, MLT – Razzett L’Ahmar

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Terror August European Tour Announced

Terror will be back touring Europe this August. Below’s where the band will be playing:

08/02 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
08/03 Nantes, FRA – Ferrailleur
08/04 Albi, FRA – Xtreme Fest
08/05 St. Maurice De Gourdans, FRA – Sylak Open Air
08/06 Paderno Dugnano, ITA – Spazio Polivalente
08/07 Tolmin, SLO – Punk Rock Holiday
08/08 Wien, AUT – Arena
08/09 Poznan, POL – Klub U Bazyla
08/10 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault
08/11 Torgau, GER – Endless Summer
08/12 Hanover, GER – Faust

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