Terror Sign Trans-European Record Deal With Nuclear Blast

Nuclear Blast is delighted to announce that it has closed a record deal with long-running Los Angeles hardcore powerhouse Terror for Europe (Pure Noise Records for the rest of the world). The band is currently working on their 8th studio album, scheduled for a tentative summer 2018 release.

Commented Terror vocalist and main man Scott Vogel: “We are super excited to start a new chapter of Terror in Europe with NB. This is the label we wanted to work with for the future because of their strong presence and awesome roster. Can’t wait to put out a new album in the middle of 2018 with the label and work together on this next project.”

Terror will be touring Europe alongside label mates Hatebreed and Madball as part of the renowned EMP Persistence Tour, kicking off next week in Berlin, Germany and finishing up in London on January 28th.

EMP Persistence Tour 2018:

18.01. D Berlin – Astra Kulturhaus
19.01. NL Utrecht – Tivoli Ronda
20.01. D Dresden – Eventwerk
21.01. D Munich – Backstage
22.01. CH Zurich – Komplex
23.01. D Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
24.01. CZ Brno – Sono
25.01. D Lichtenfels – Stadthalle
26.01. B Torhout – De Mast
27.01. D Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
28.01. UK London – o2 Forum Kentish Town

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Allegaeon launches cover of Rush’s “Animate” on all digital music services

– January 5th, 2018 –

During the recording sessions for Proponent for Sentience, Denver, CO’s Allegaeon recorded two Rush covers. Fans have already heard “Subdivisions”, which was included on the album and has since become the band’s most streamed track on Spotify. Today, in celebration of January 6, 2018, the date version of the band’s song 1.618, Allegaeon is releasing their cover of “Animate” worldwide on all digital music services. Listen to the song and stream/download from your preferred provider here: smarturl.it/allegaeon-animate

Guitarist Greg Burgess elaborates: “When we settled on Rush to cover during the ‘Proponent‘ sessions, I simply couldn’t pick which song to do. ‘Subdivisions’ or ‘Animate.’ Both were favorites for me personally, and both were sort of ‘under the radar’ eg. not ‘Tom Sawyer’ or ‘Spirit of the Radio.’ Where the original idea was to do a cover for a Japanese bonus track, we figured if we did both we could cover a special song for both the Japan AND Europe pressing. Then the powers that be decided to just include ‘Subdivisions’ on the album, and keep ‘Animate’ in reserve for something. Jan 6th, 2018 is the only occurrence of the golden ratio in date form that will occur during our life time. So 1.6.18 seemed like the perfect date to release it in Allegaeon fashion.”

Proponent for Sentience was released in September of 2016. The album was produced by Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation) and is a complex, intelligent, and absorbing concept record that can rightfully sit alongside the true greats of the medium. Allegaeon will begin recording their fifth full-length album with Otero at Flatline Audio in March.

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The Order of Chaos Premiere New Music Video “Night Terror” From Upcoming EP

Canadian metal outfit The Order of Chaos will be unleashing their new EP “Night Terror” on February 23rd, 2018 to follow their highly acclaimed 2015 full length “Apocalypse Moon” (Killer Metal Records) that took the band on tours across China, Europe and Canada. The upcoming 3 song EP was produced by Nathan Kidd & Dave Stoten at Method Music Productions in Edmonton, AB represents their most mature and dynamic songwriting effort to date.

The Order of Chaos premiere their new video for the EP’s title track “Night Terror” below. The clip was directed and produced by their very own bassist Barrett Klesko who runs FadeBack Studios United.

The band comments:

“We are incredibly excited to share ‘Night Terror’ with everyone who has supported us through the years as well as all heavy metal fanatics around the world! Our new single presents a new sound and modern direction for The Order of Chaos, one that we couldn’t be more ready to take to the stage!”

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Nale Signs With Black Lodge/Sound Pollution

Formed in 2007, Nale immediately made a name for themselves as an energetic metal act that will stop for nothing. With their explosive take on metal and rock and influences ranging from the groovy thrash of Pantera, to the relentless attitude of Motörhead and to the catchy immediacy of Danko Jones, the band has succeeded in combining both past, present and future that feels unique in 2017.

The band has previously released two EPs, a self-titled one (2007 as well as “From Shit To Salvation (2009), the latter produced by Grammy winner Chris Laney (Candlemass, Europe, Crashdïet) in the
legendary Polar Studios. 2012 also saw their critically acclaimed full length debut “Ghost Road Blues” that was procuded by Lawrence Mackrory (F.K.Ü, Darkane).

During the past ten years, Nale has toured with Crucifed Barbara and The Resistance as well as played both clubs and big festivals such as Getaway Rock, Sabaton Open Air and Wacken Open Air.

Nale recently finished their sophomore effort “Death, Skulls, Satan” which will see the light of day early 2018 exclusively through Black Lodge/Sound Pollution.

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Burn & Gust European/UK Tour Announced

Burn will be touring Europe and the UK in March with support from Gust. Burn will be touring on their latest album, “Do Or Die“, which is out in stores now.

03/07 Koln, GER – MTC
03/08 London, UK – Underworld
03/09 Arnhem, NET – Willemeen
03/10 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang
03/11 Oslo, NOR – Revolver
03/12 Copenhagen, DEN – Underwerket
03/13 Leipzig, GER – Naumanns
03/14 Hannover, GER – Faust
03/15 Berlin, GER – Cassiopeia
03/16 Warsaw, POL – Poglos
03/17 Prague, CZE – 007
03/18 Nurnberg, GER – Roter Salon
03/19 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
03/20 Vienna, AUT – Arena
03/21 Segrate, ITA – Circolo Magnolia
03/22 Munich, GER – Feierwerk
03/23 Karlsruhe, GER – Stadtmitte

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Asher Media Relations Offer Holiday Sampler “Happy Metal Annihilation Vol. 7”

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s that time of year that Asher Media Relations, a PR company promoting aggressive music in Canada, USA and Europe shares its next holiday sampler featuring artists they have had the honour of working with in 2017. This year’s 7th volume of “Happy Metal Annihilation” showcases over 4 hours of headbanging tunes from black to death to thrash to metalcore to hard rock and everything else under the metal umbrella. Let the holiday mosh pit begin!

Publicist Jon Asher of Asher Media Relations comments:

“I’ve been putting together this compilation for the last six years to promote the bands I love working with. I believe they need to be heard and discovered by those who are not yet familiar with them. This holiday sampler is my gift to the headbanging community to enjoy and celebrate all that is heavy. m/m/”

“Happy Metal Annihilation Vol. 7” features over 50 tracks and is available for FREE DOWNLOAD via Bandcamp:

Happy Metal Annihilation Vol. 7 by Asher Media

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Centuries Premiere New Song “Bygones” From Upcoming New Album “The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding”

Centuries’ second LP, The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding, is due for release in January via Southern Lord Recordings. Stream the new Centuries track “Bygones” below.

The band today announces their return to Europe for the fourth time in April and May, alongside Portrayal Of Guilt:

CENTURIES w/ Portrayal Of Guilt:
4//28/2018 Klex – Greifswald, DE
4/29/2018 Gothenburg – Sekten, SE
4/30/2018 Firestorm Fest – Stockholm, SE
5/01/2018 TBA – Malmö, SE
5/02/2018 TBA – Copenhagen, DK
5/03/2018 TBA – Hamburg, DE
5/04/2018 Utrecht Fest – Amsterdam, NL
5/05/2018 Privat – Cologne, DE
5/06/2018 Kavka – Antwerp, BE
5/07/2018 La Comedia Michelet – Paris, FR
5/08/2018 TBA – CH/FR
5/09/2018 Juha West – Stuttgart, DE
5/10/2018 TBA – Bielefeld/Weimar, DE
5/11/2018 Miss The Stars Fest – Berlin, DE

About the new album the band remarks, “The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding is a dark album that carries a theme of constant self-doubt. It follows how we choose to accept our loses and the reaction to life, as well as the journey we take to make peace with the demons we’ve made.”

Southern Lord will release Centuries’ The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding on LP and digital formats on January 26th, 2018. Stand by for additional audio/video samples from the album, preorder links, and more over the weeks ahead.

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Seregon Announces Comeback, Original Bassist Ben Allen Returns

After years of inactivity, British thrash metal band Seregon, widely regarded in their time as the best British band not to be signed, has announced their return. The band has departed with bass player Lee Rugman and brought back original bassist Ben Allen and will be working on new material for release next year. A statement on their official website reads as follows:

“Firstly, with a heavy heart we bring you the news that bassist Lee Rugman has left the Seregon fold; he hasn’t gone far and can be found kicking ass and taking names weekly as part of the AC/DC Tribute Juggernaut that is HELLS BELLS! Lee and Seregon find themselves with 15+ shows in the bank that took them around the UK and into mainland Europe for Festival Appearances also. We would like to take a moment to thank Lee for all he has contributed to the Seregon family on and off the stage, and consider him a friend and all round cool guy.

“So, where do we go now I hear you say? Well, best watch the video below!

“And to celebrate the above news, we have something to give you all. If you go to http://seregonuk.bandcamp.com you can download our ENTIRE back catalogue as well as a brand new, never before released Live EP from our ‘A Future Expired’ release show back in April 2008! So what are you waiting for? Watch the video and get downloading… NOW!

“Much love, Seregon”

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Kataklysm Tap Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Stone Sour) For New Album “Meditations”

Montreal-based Kataklysm recently announced that their next offering, ‘Meditations’, is slated for an April 2018 release via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band reveals they have enlisted acclaimed Los Angeles based producer Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Stone Sour) to mix and master their new upcoming album.

Watch the trailer for ‘Meditations’, below:

Guitarist JF Dagenais adds:

“This album has so much to offer that we decided to search for someone outside the box for it. Someone who comes with a fresh outlook and hasn’t work with extreme or death metal bands. We wanted someone with a more organic feel but at the same time can pound a mix into your chest with the power and definition it deserves. When Jay accepted to work with us, we knew he would bring just that! So far, the first mixes coming in are incredible. We will be turning some heads on this album folks. That’s all I can say for now, can’t wait!”

Kataklysm have spent the last 25 years cementing their legacy in the extreme metal genre. 2016 marked a whirlwind of excitement as the band added a Juno Award to their collection as well as landing their highest Billboard charting. They are one of a handful of bands that have the title of “Longest Standing Artist” on the Nuclear Blast roster.
Born in 1992 from the cold winds of Montreal, Québec, Canada comes one of the country’s top extreme musical exports to date: Kataklysm. With a career spanning 25 years, Kataklysm is a leading force in the most brutal & powerful genre in heavy metal and has conquered territories such as Europe, North & South America, Australia, and Asia while recently becoming the first Canadian metal band to ever play South Africa.

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In Flames Releases Surprise Covers EP, Posts “It’s No Good” Video Online

Swedish melodic death metal veterans In Flames has today released a four track covers EP entitled, “Down, Wicked and No Good.” Appropriately, the song includes covers of the Alice In Chains song, “Down In A Hole,” Chris Isaak’s, “Wicked Game” and the Depeche Mode classic, “It’s No Good,” for which they have released a new music video. It also contains a live recording of the Nine Inch Nails staple, “Hurt.”

Speaking on the Depeche Mode cover, the band said: “We’ve been fans of Depeche Mode since we were as young as 10. Getting to do our rendition of ‘It’s No Good’ showed us a different side of the song – it brought new meanings to us. We relate to the lyrics and power of the song so heavily that it almost feels as if we could have written it ourselves. They’re a band that we’ve always looked up to. Growing up, you either listened to Pop, Synths or Rock and even though we are a metal band, Depeche Mode inspired a lot of the electronic elements we use in our music today.”

Earlier this week, the band kicked off their co-headline arena tour with American heavyweights, Five Finger Death Punch and special guests Of Mice & Men in Helsinki. The trek will take place across Europe and the UK, stopping in most major cities, finally concluding on December 21st at the iconic Wembley Arena in London, UK.

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