Lesser Glow Readies Debut Album, “Ruined,” Releases Live Video

Boston-based melodic post metal/doom collective Lesser Glow — featuring former members of Black Elm, Irepress, and The Proselyte — will release their debut full-length Ruined this June via Pelagic Records. With “Ruined,” Lesser Glow rips open a massively wide and confident blend of traditional doom meets melodic metal, paired with the likes of hardcore, post hardcore, noise rock, post rock and beyond. “Ruined” will see release on June 8th on CD, LP, and digital formats. The album is available for preorder in North America here and in Europe here. Digital orders are available here.

“I was caught in a major ’90s binge, listening to a bunch of stuff like Unsane and Failure, and feeling like that raw, palpable energy and songwriting was slipping away from modern heavy records,” comments main songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Nault, who is not only the guitarist in LESSER GLOW, but also session drummer for electro-post-hiphop outfit Arms And Sleepers. “I was tired of genre-choked bands, and missed hearing songs instead of riff parades.”

The lineup of the band came together organically, “though now the combination of individuals feels incredibly fortunate,” comments Nault. The fact that all members are experienced professionals – engineers and session musicians – has certainly helped LESSER GLOW to accomplish the simplicity that makes this record what it is: Heavy.

“I tried to keep that simplicity in mind during the recording process, don’t over play or worry about shredding to fill space,” adds bass player Scott Conza. “Just as important as choosing when to play, is choosing when not to play.”

Here’s the “Ruined” track listing:

1. Ruined
2. Vacant Throne
3. Tel Meggido
4. Empty Eyes
5. Fall On Mortal Decay
6. Under The Polar Shade

Lesser Glow is:

Alec Rodriguez – vocals
Andrew Nault – guitar
Ben Gram – guitar
Scott Conza – bass
Seth Botos – drums

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Alien Weaponry Announces Debut Album, “Tu”

Three teenagers, known as ALIEN WEAPONRY, from a tiny town in New Zealand have managed to capture imaginations with their unique thrash metal sound and commanding live performances. This in itself is surprising, but perhaps the most unexpected element of all in their success is that many of the band’s songs are delivered in a language that is unknown to international audiences – New Zealand’s native language, Te Reo Maori.

Now, ALIEN WEAPONRY are ready to release their furious debut album “Tu” on the world. Short for “Tumatauenga,” the Maori god of war, Tu also means to stand strong and proud, and to stand for something. The notion is reflected in the album artwork, which includes the tradtional moko kanohi (facial tattoos) of the Maori warrior.

Napalm Records released the single and video for the song “Holding My Breath” – the first single so far to be sung entirely in English. The song was written by Lewis (Vocals/Guitar). In it, he talks about the anxiety of being judged and socially ostracized by peers to the point of being unable to function.

“It’s about something that actually happened to me. I felt so bad that I literally stayed in my room and couldn’t bring myself to leave the house or talk to anyone,” he says. “I wrote the song at that time, and it was one of the things that helped me work through it, so I hope it will resonate with other people going through similar things.”

One of the people it has already resonated with is actress Rose van Wylich, featured in the video; who experienced similar feelings of isolation as a teenager.

“Holding My Breath” is the first single put out by Napalm Records in advance of ALIEN WEAPONRY’s debut album “Tu” being released on June 1st. A month later, the band will head to Europe for a 3-month tour which includes the world’s biggest metal festival, Wacken Open Air.
You can preorder “Tu” here.

Here is the track listing for “Tu”:

1. Whaikorero
2. Ru Ana Te Whenua
3. Holding My Breath
4. Raupatu
5. Kai Tangata
6. Rage – It Takes Over Again
7. The Things That You Know (Bonus Track)
8. Whispers
9. PC Bro
10. Urutaa
11. Nobody Here
12. Te Ara
13. Hypocrite (Bonus Track)

Here are the latest Alien Weaponry tour dates:

03.02.18 – NZ – Hamilton / Rugby Sevens World Cup
06.02.18 – NZ – Wellington / Waitangi Day Festival
17.02.18 – NZ – Wellington / Pao Pao Pao
03.03.18 – NZ – Auckland / Auckland City Limits Festival
20.03.18 – NZ – Auckland / Prophets of Rage support
22. – 28.07.18 – SVN – Tomlin / Metal Days Festival
02. – 04.08.18 – DEU – Wacken / Wacken Festival
01.09.18 – DEU – Hamburg / Welt-Turbojugend Tage

More dates coming soon.

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Alien Weaponry Announces Debut Album, “Tu”

Three teenagers, known as ALIEN WEAPONRY, from a tiny town in New Zealand have managed to capture imaginations with their unique thrash metal sound and commanding live performances. This in itself is surprising, but perhaps the most unexpected element of all in their success is that many of the band’s songs are delivered in a language that is unknown to international audiences – New Zealand’s native language, Te Reo Maori.

Now, ALIEN WEAPONRY are ready to release their furious debut album “Tu” on the world. Short for “Tumatauenga,” the Maori god of war, Tu also means to stand strong and proud, and to stand for something. The notion is reflected in the album artwork, which includes the tradtional moko kanohi (facial tattoos) of the Maori warrior.

Napalm Records released the single and video for the song “Holding My Breath” – the first single so far to be sung entirely in English. The song was written by Lewis (Vocals/Guitar). In it, he talks about the anxiety of being judged and socially ostracized by peers to the point of being unable to function.

“It’s about something that actually happened to me. I felt so bad that I literally stayed in my room and couldn’t bring myself to leave the house or talk to anyone,” he says. “I wrote the song at that time, and it was one of the things that helped me work through it, so I hope it will resonate with other people going through similar things.”

One of the people it has already resonated with is actress Rose van Wylich, featured in the video; who experienced similar feelings of isolation as a teenager.

“Holding My Breath” is the first single put out by Napalm Records in advance of ALIEN WEAPONRY’s debut album “Tu” being released on June 1st. A month later, the band will head to Europe for a 3-month tour which includes the world’s biggest metal festival, Wacken Open Air.
You can preorder “Tu” here.

Here is the track listing for “Tu”:

1. Whaikorero
2. Ru Ana Te Whenua
3. Holding My Breath
4. Raupatu
5. Kai Tangata
6. Rage – It Takes Over Again
7. The Things That You Know (Bonus Track)
8. Whispers
9. PC Bro
10. Urutaa
11. Nobody Here
12. Te Ara
13. Hypocrite (Bonus Track)

Here are the latest Alien Weaponry tour dates:

03.02.18 – NZ – Hamilton / Rugby Sevens World Cup
06.02.18 – NZ – Wellington / Waitangi Day Festival
17.02.18 – NZ – Wellington / Pao Pao Pao
03.03.18 – NZ – Auckland / Auckland City Limits Festival
20.03.18 – NZ – Auckland / Prophets of Rage support
22. – 28.07.18 – SVN – Tomlin / Metal Days Festival
02. – 04.08.18 – DEU – Wacken / Wacken Festival
01.09.18 – DEU – Hamburg / Welt-Turbojugend Tage

More dates coming soon.

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Immolation’s 2018 European Atonement Tour To Start In Less Than Two Weeks – Trailer Posted

Immolation shared the below tour trailer for their upcoming “European Atonement Tour” that starts in less than two weeks. The death metal icons from Yonkers, NYC are looking forward to sharing the stage with their friends Full of Hell, Monument of Misanthropy & Azarath. Omophagia & Stortregn will be also joining the trek as opening acts.

Check out all dates below:

IMMOLATION
‘Atonement II – Europe Tour 2018’
w/ FULL OF HELL, MONUMENT OF MISANTHROPY, AZARATH, OMOPHAGIA
15.03. PL Warsaw – Proxima
16.03. PL Lodz – Magnetofon
17.03. PL Bielsko-Biala – Rude Boy
w/ FULL OF HELL, MONUMENT OF MISANTHROPY, OMOPHAGIA
18.03. A Vienna – Viper Room
19.03. I Bologna – Freakout Club
21.03. E Bilbao – Santana 27
22.03. P Porto – Hard Club
23.03. E Madrid – Nazca Club
24.03. P Lisbon – RCA Club
25.03. E Seville – Sala Custom
26.03. E Valencia – Rock City
27.03. E Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2
w/ FULL OF HELL, MONUMENT OF MISANTHROPY, STORTREGN
28.03. F Marseille – Jas’Rod
29.03. F Paris – Petit Bain
30.03. NL Rotterdam – Baroeg
31.03. DK Esbjerg – Konfus
02.04. DK Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
04.04. D Essen – Turock
05.04. NL Eindhoven – Effenaar
06.04. UK London – The Dome
07.04. NL Haarlem – Patronaat
08.04. D Kassel – K19

More IMMOLATION dates:

25.04. PE Lima – CC Festiva
26.04. RCH Santiago – Blondie
27.04. RA Buenos Aires – Mvseo Rock
28.04. BR Recife -Abril Pro Rock Festival
29.04. BR São Paulo – Fabrique Club

06.-08.09. USA Cave-In-Rock, IL – Full Terror Assault

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Black Wizard Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “Livin’ Oblivion”

Livin’ Oblivion is the latest full-length from heavy metal outfit BLACK WIZARD. Out now in Europe, the nine-track offering will see US release on March 16th via Listenable Records. Ahead of its release you can stream BLACK WIZARD’s Livin’ Oblivion in its entirety below:

Livin’ Oblivion by BLACK WIZARD

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Anthrax Cancel 2018 European Tour Plans

According to the Facebook page of the In Flames-curated Borgholm Brinner festival, Anthrax has canceled its plans to tour Europe this summer “due to scheduling conflicts”. The band was one of several acts scheduled to perform at the festival on July 27-28 at Borgholm Castle, Sweden.

Tells Anthrax in a statement, that they “sincerely apologize to all of their fans and hope to see them very soon.”

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Anthrax Cancel 2018 European Tour Plans

According to the Facebook page of the In Flames-curated Borgholm Brinner festival, Anthrax has canceled its plans to tour Europe this summer “due to scheduling conflicts”. The band was one of several acts scheduled to perform at the festival on July 27-28 at Borgholm Castle, Sweden.

Tells Anthrax in a statement, that they “sincerely apologize to all of their fans and hope to see them very soon.”

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Demonical Debut New Song “A Void Most Obscure” From Upcoming New Album “Chaos Manifesto”

Demonical debut a new song titled “A Void Most Obscure”, taken from their upcoming fifth studio album “Chaos Manifesto”, which is due out on March 23 in Europe and April 27 in North America via Agonia.

Check out now “A Void Most Obscure” below.

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Six Feet Under Spring European Tour Announced

Six Feet Under announce the dates for their ‘The Lord Of The Underworld Tour‘, that will find them out in Europe with Infernal Tenebra, Morose Vitality and Critical Mess as supports. Dates for the tour include:

05/24 Erfurt, GER – From Hell
05/25 Madgdeburg, GER – Factory
05/26 Dresden, GER – Skullcrusher
05/27 Ostrava, CZE – Barrak
05/28 Liebrec, CZE – Bunkr
05/29 Bratislava, SLO – Majestic Music Club
05/30 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
05/31 Vienna, AUT – Viper ROom
06/01 Leipzig, GER – Bandhaus 2.0
06/02 Robel, GER – Alte Heimat

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Immolation Announce Opening Acts for London Show & European Tour

We’re only one month away from IMMOLATION’s European live return with their ‘Atonement II – Europe Tour 2018’ – and supporting them on the road will be FULL OF HELL plus MONUMENT OF MISANTHROPY. The opening acts for this upcoming European run have now been unveiled; STORTREGN will be joining them on the second leg of their tour from March 28 until April 8, which includes their London show at The Dome. OMOPHAGIA will be accompanying them on preliminary, EU leg from March 15 until March 27. Following this run, the NYC death squad will be hitting South America at the end of April. All details below.

IMMOLATION
‘Atonement II – Europe Tour 2018’
w/ FULL OF HELL, MONUMENT OF MISANTHROPY, AZARATH, OMOPHAGIA
15.03. PL Warsaw – Proxima
16.03. PL Lodz – Magnetofon
17.03. PL Bielsko-Biala – Rude Boy
w/ FULL OF HELL, MONUMENT OF MISANTHROPY, OMOPHAGIA
18.03. A Vienna – Viper Room
19.03. I Bologna – Freakout Club
21.03. E Bilbao – Santana 27
22.03. P Porto – Hard Club
23.03. E Madrid – Nazca Club
24.03. P Lisbon – RCA Club
25.03. E Seville – Sala Custom
26.03. E Valencia – Rock City
27.03. E Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2
w/ FULL OF HELL, MONUMENT OF MISANTHROPY, STORTREGN
28.03. F Marseille – Jas’Rod
29.03. F Paris – Petit Bain
30.03. NL Rotterdam – Baroeg
31.03. DK Esbjerg – Konfus
02.04. DK Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
04.04. D Essen – Turock
05.04. NL Eindhoven – Effenaar
06.04. UK London – The Dome
07.04. NL Haarlem – Patronaat
08.04. D Kassel – K19

More IMMOLATION dates:

25.04. PE Lima – CC Festiva
26.04. RCH Santiago – Blondie
27.04. RA Buenos Aires – Mvseo Rock
28.04. BR Recife -Abril Pro Rock Festival
29.04. BR São Paulo – Fabrique Club

06.-08.09. USA Cave-In-Rock, IL – Full Terror Assault

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