Inferi Announce New Album “Revenant” & Unveil Art And Teaser Vid

Inferi is proud to announce their upcoming fourth full-length entitled Revenant. Set for release on April 21st (Record Store Day) through The Artisan Era. Esteemed fantasy artist Helge c. Balzer was tapped to create the albums stunning cover art. Revenant masterfully expands upon the intense melodic and catchy death metal framework developed on The Path of Apotheosis, while frequently venturing into new territory for the group at the same time. The first single from Revenant will be unleashed next Monday, February 19th.

You can check out an early Revenant album teaser video below:

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Metal Blade Records announces booth at New York Comic Con this week

– October 8th, 2015 –

Officially licensed Frank Frazetta t-shirts available

For the first time, Metal Blade Records will appear as an official vendor at the annual New York Comic Con (NYCC) convention, which takes place at the Javits Center from October 8-11, 2015. Located at booth #431 (Hall 3E Entrance), Metal Blade will have label merchandise, as well as a selection of CDs, DVDs, vinyl, books, and more available for purchase. Fans can also grab free CD samplers and The Black Dahlia Murder/Metal Blade sticker sheets while supplies last.

Additionally, NYCC will be fans’ first chance to purchase two t-shirt designs by the late fantasy artist master Frank Frazetta (frankfrazetta.net), which have been officially licensed to Metal Blade. Three other designs will be available at a later date at metalbladestore.com. Stay tuned for more details about this special partnership coming soon!

For more information about NYCC, please visit: newyorkcomiccon.com

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Temple Of Void Releasing “Of Terror And The Supernatural”

On September 30th the Detroit, Michigan metal act Temple Of Void will release debut full-length album “Of Terror and the Supernatural.”

The album was recorded by Clyde Wilson at Mt. Doom Studio and Mark Hudson at Audiolux Studio, with Todd Konecny at Bright White Light Studio handling the mixing. Artwork was provided by fantasy artist Bruce Pennington.

“Of Terror and the Supernatural” will be released on double LP & cassette formats via Saw Her Ghost Records and on CD through Rain Without End Records. An official video for a track from “Of Terror and the Supernatural” has been filmed and will be released to the general public in the near future. In the mean time, check out the song “The Embalmer’s Art” below. The full track listing is as follows:

1. The Embalmer’s Art
2. Savage Howl
3. Beyond the Ultimate
4. Invocation of Demise
5. To Carry this Corpse Evermore
6. Rot in Solitude
7. Exanimate Gaze
8. Bargain in Death

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Avantasia Reveals “The Mystery Of Time” Artwork

After announcing a series of guest musicians to appear on the album, Avantasia has now unveiled the cover artwork for new release “The Mystery of Time.”

Check out the artwork below, created by British fantasy artist Rodney Matthews. Tobias Sammet of Avantasia comments:

“It is a great honour for me to have Rodney create the artwork of ‘The Mystery Of Time.‘ Since the new album is a conceptual album and its story has a magical and enchanting atmosphere, there was no other painter I could think of to create the artwork. I’ve had several creative conversations with Rodney during the process and I had the feeling that the concept was inspiring to him right from the start.

“I put a lot of energy into producing a very detailed and fascinating album, and Rodney had that same enthusiasm to create an artwork just as detailed and fascinating. This is a new chapter in Avantasia’s history and I think it didn’t deserve less than a magical painting by my favorite painter and childhood hero: The one and only Rodney Matthews!”

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Avantasia Reveals “The Mystery Of Time” Artwork

After announcing a series of guest musicians to appear on the album, Avantasia has now unveiled the cover artwork for new release “The Mystery of Time.”

Check out the artwork below, created by British fantasy artist Rodney Matthews. Tobias Sammet of Avantasia comments:

“It is a great honour for me to have Rodney create the artwork of ‘The Mystery Of Time.‘ Since the new album is a conceptual album and its story has a magical and enchanting atmosphere, there was no other painter I could think of to create the artwork. I’ve had several creative conversations with Rodney during the process and I had the feeling that the concept was inspiring to him right from the start.

“I put a lot of energy into producing a very detailed and fascinating album, and Rodney had that same enthusiasm to create an artwork just as detailed and fascinating. This is a new chapter in Avantasia’s history and I think it didn’t deserve less than a magical painting by my favorite painter and childhood hero: The one and only Rodney Matthews!”

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Avantasia Reveals “The Mystery Of Time” Artwork

After announcing a series of guest musicians to appear on the album, Avantasia has now unveiled the cover artwork for new release “The Mystery of Time.”

Check out the artwork below, created by British fantasy artist Rodney Matthews. Tobias Sammet of Avantasia comments:

“It is a great honour for me to have Rodney create the artwork of ‘The Mystery Of Time.‘ Since the new album is a conceptual album and its story has a magical and enchanting atmosphere, there was no other painter I could think of to create the artwork. I’ve had several creative conversations with Rodney during the process and I had the feeling that the concept was inspiring to him right from the start.

“I put a lot of energy into producing a very detailed and fascinating album, and Rodney had that same enthusiasm to create an artwork just as detailed and fascinating. This is a new chapter in Avantasia’s history and I think it didn’t deserve less than a magical painting by my favorite painter and childhood hero: The one and only Rodney Matthews!”

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Heavatar Featuring Van Canto’s Stefan Schmidt Set To Release Debut LP

German modern power metal act Heavatar, the new project from Van Canto mastermind Stefan Schmidt, is set to release the debut LP “Opus I – All My Kingdoms” on February 22, 2013 through Napalm Records.

With Heavatar, Schmidt exchanges the “A Cappella” style, manning the rhythm guitar as well as lead vocals. Supporting him is Ex-Stratovarius drummer Jörg Michael, Powerwolf bassist Charles Greywolf (David Vogt) and Ex-Fading Starlight guitarist Sebastian Scharf.

According to the press release: “[e]ach song borrows – some more, some less – a motif from classical composers – ranging from Bach to Paganini and Beethoven. The epic songs are filled with mighty choirs, which are performed by members of the “Blind Guarding” choir-team and of course, Stefan’s friends in Van Canto. The artwork was created by the renowned fantasy artist Kerem Beyit. ‘All My Kingdoms’ is a celebration for Power Metal fans, who love catchy refrains, epic choirs, classic tunes, heavy riffs and thundering double-bass. The debut will also take supports of different genres by storm – to the Metal!”

The track listing for “Opus I – All My Kingdoms” is:

1. Replica
2. Abracadabra
3. All My Kingdoms
4. Elysium At Dawn
5. Long Way Home
6. Born to Fly
7. Luna! Luna!
8. The Look Above
9. To the Metal

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