Redemption launches “Indulge In Color” instrumental band play-through

– June 19th, 2018 –

Featuring Simone Mularoni of DGM

On July 27th, Redemption will release their seventh full-length album, Long Night’s Journey into Day – the first to be produced with Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Primal Fear, Amaranthe, Doro, etc.). For a preview of Long Night’s Journey into Day, the band has launched an instrumental play-through for the track “Indulge In Color” (featuring Simone Mularoni of DGM), which can be viewed now at: youtube.com/watch?v=5-AlPPfHBNc

“We have a number of elements to our sound, from more aggressive riff-driven material, to more melodic metal with technical elements, to more progressive material,” says van Dyk. “It’s hard to capture our sound with just one song. So we’re particularly excited to release this longer track that showcases our more progressive elements and Tom’s amazing singing in that context. I know people are eager to hear how he sounds on this type of track and I think his performance here is going to blow people away.”

For another preview of Long Night’s Journey into Day, the previous single “Little Men” can be heard now at: metalblade.com/redemption – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


– ltd. first edition Digipak-CD with 2 exclusive bonus tracks
– jewel-case CD
– 180g black vinyl
– navy-blue/red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– transparent light blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– marine blue/green marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

The follow-up to 2016′s The Art Of Loss, which van Dyk counts amongst Redemption‘s very best, Long Night’s Journey Into Day is inarguably the sound of a band at the height of their powers. As followers of Redemption are also aware, it is the first full-length since the departure of vocalist Ray Alder, and features the debut of Evergrey vocalist Tom Englund. “We were unable to tour ‘The Art Of Loss‘ because Ray was not able to actively participate in Redemption any longer, so we decided it was time to part company shortly after its release. Ray is a dear friend, and I have nothing but respect and love for him and what we created together. But at some point, it just became untenable.” Of course, Alder’s shoes were not exactly going to be easy to fill, and it was essential that his successor be someone who would immediately command respect, as well as somebody who could exceed expectations when it came to performance. Moreover, it was integral that they had someone who could fully invest in the lyrical themes concerning the human condition, which have always been central to Redemption. So, the fact that from the beginning of his career Englund has penned lyrics about feelings of doubt, fear and despair with an unshakable emotional authenticity made him the perfect choice. “Because of the power of his voice and the emotion he brings, this isn’t going to be a shocking transition for fans. Tom’s also a very versatile vocalist, and being a songwriter, he has a tremendous melodic and compositional sensibility, and on top of that, we’ve known each other for many years, and there is a level of not just professional respect but personal friendship to it all.”

Guitarists Chris Poland (Megadeth, OHM) and Simone Mularoni (DGM) return as guest musicians. When it came to backing up the music with visuals, the band once again turned to a longtime collaborator, Travis Smith, whose humbling resumé includes records by bands such as Art Of Defiance, Opeth and Iced Earth.

Long Night’s Journey into Day track-listing
1. Eyes You Dare Not Meet in Dreams
2. Someone Else’s Problem
3. The Echo Chamber
4. Impermanent
5. Indulge in Color
6. Little Men
7. And Yet
8. The Last of Me
9. New Year’s Day
10. Long Night’s Journey into Day

As previously announced, Redemption will appear at ProgPower USA 2018, with more USA dates coming soon!

Redemption live:
Sept. 8 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage (ProgPower USA)

Redemption line-up:
Tom Englund – vocals
Nick van Dyk – guitars
Sean Andrews – bass
Chris Quirarte – drums
Vikram Shankar – keyboards

Redemption online:
http://redemptionweb.com
https://www.facebook.com/RedemptionBand
https://twitter.com/redemptionmetal

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Redemption launches “Indulge In Color” instrumental band play-through

– June 19th, 2018 –

Featuring Simone Mularoni of DGM

On July 27th, Redemption will release their seventh full-length album, Long Night’s Journey into Day – the first to be produced with Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Primal Fear, Amaranthe, Doro, etc.). For a preview of Long Night’s Journey into Day, the band has launched an instrumental play-through for the track “Indulge In Color” (featuring Simone Mularoni of DGM), which can be viewed now at: youtube.com/watch?v=5-AlPPfHBNc

“We have a number of elements to our sound, from more aggressive riff-driven material, to more melodic metal with technical elements, to more progressive material,” says van Dyk. “It’s hard to capture our sound with just one song. So we’re particularly excited to release this longer track that showcases our more progressive elements and Tom’s amazing singing in that context. I know people are eager to hear how he sounds on this type of track and I think his performance here is going to blow people away.”

For another preview of Long Night’s Journey into Day, the previous single “Little Men” can be heard now at: metalblade.com/redemption – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


– ltd. first edition Digipak-CD with 2 exclusive bonus tracks
– jewel-case CD
– 180g black vinyl
– navy-blue/red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– transparent light blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– marine blue/green marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

The follow-up to 2016′s The Art Of Loss, which van Dyk counts amongst Redemption‘s very best, Long Night’s Journey Into Day is inarguably the sound of a band at the height of their powers. As followers of Redemption are also aware, it is the first full-length since the departure of vocalist Ray Alder, and features the debut of Evergrey vocalist Tom Englund. “We were unable to tour ‘The Art Of Loss‘ because Ray was not able to actively participate in Redemption any longer, so we decided it was time to part company shortly after its release. Ray is a dear friend, and I have nothing but respect and love for him and what we created together. But at some point, it just became untenable.” Of course, Alder’s shoes were not exactly going to be easy to fill, and it was essential that his successor be someone who would immediately command respect, as well as somebody who could exceed expectations when it came to performance. Moreover, it was integral that they had someone who could fully invest in the lyrical themes concerning the human condition, which have always been central to Redemption. So, the fact that from the beginning of his career Englund has penned lyrics about feelings of doubt, fear and despair with an unshakable emotional authenticity made him the perfect choice. “Because of the power of his voice and the emotion he brings, this isn’t going to be a shocking transition for fans. Tom’s also a very versatile vocalist, and being a songwriter, he has a tremendous melodic and compositional sensibility, and on top of that, we’ve known each other for many years, and there is a level of not just professional respect but personal friendship to it all.”

Guitarists Chris Poland (Megadeth, OHM) and Simone Mularoni (DGM) return as guest musicians. When it came to backing up the music with visuals, the band once again turned to a longtime collaborator, Travis Smith, whose humbling resumé includes records by bands such as Art Of Defiance, Opeth and Iced Earth.

Long Night’s Journey into Day track-listing
1. Eyes You Dare Not Meet in Dreams
2. Someone Else’s Problem
3. The Echo Chamber
4. Impermanent
5. Indulge in Color
6. Little Men
7. And Yet
8. The Last of Me
9. New Year’s Day
10. Long Night’s Journey into Day

As previously announced, Redemption will appear at ProgPower USA 2018, with more USA dates coming soon!

Redemption live:
Sept. 8 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage (ProgPower USA)

Redemption line-up:
Tom Englund – vocals
Nick van Dyk – guitars
Sean Andrews – bass
Chris Quirarte – drums
Vikram Shankar – keyboards

Redemption online:
http://redemptionweb.com
https://www.facebook.com/RedemptionBand
https://twitter.com/redemptionmetal

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King Diamond: ‘In Concert 1987: Abigail’, ‘The Graveyard’, ‘The Spider’s Lullabye’ LP re-issues now available via Metal Blade Records

– June 13th, 2018 –

On August 3rd, King Diamond will release LP re-issues of the classic albums In Concert 1987: Abigail, The Graveyard, and The Spider’s Lullabye via Metal Blade Records. Available as 180g picture discs, these exclusive editions can be purchased now at: metalblade.com/kingdiamond

“You can spiral yourself into darkness with these classic King Diamond albums, or you can exhibit them on your wall like I will. Either way, enjoy.” – King

See below for the albums’ track-listings, and stay tuned for more King Diamond news coming soon!

In Concert 1987: Abigail track-listing
Side A
1. Funeral
2. Arrival
3. Come to the Sabbath
4. The Family Ghost
5. The 7th Day of July 1777
6. The Portrait
Side B
7. Guitar Solo by Andy
8. The Possession
9. Abigail
10. Drum Solo
11. The Candle
12. No Presents for Christmas

The Spider’s Lullabye track-listing
Side A
1. From the Other Side
2. Killer
3. The Poltergeist
4. Dreams
5. Moonlight
Side B
6. Six Feet Under
7. The Spider’s Lullabye
8. Eastmann’s Cure
9. Room 17
10. To the Morgue

The Graveyard track-listing
Side A
1. The Graveyard
2. Black Hill Sanitarium
3. Waiting
4. Heads on the Wall
Side B
5. Whispers
6. I’m Not a Stranger
7. Digging Graves
8. Meet Me at Midnight
Side C
9. Sleep Tight Little Baby
10. Daddy
11. Trick or Treat
Side D
12. Up from the Grave
13. I Am
14. Lucy Forever

King Diamond online:
http://www.kingdiamondcoven.com
https://twitter.com/realkingdiamond
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Lizzy Borden launches new track, “The Scar Across My Heart”, from first album in 11 years

– June 11th, 2018 –

Lizzy Borden fans who simply cannot wait any longer to hear a sample of the new studio effort from one of theatrical metal’s top frontmen, Lizzy Borden, are in luck – “The Scar Across My Heart” (from the forthcoming full-length, My Midnight Things) can be heard via this link: youtube.com/watch?v=fCpHuEmPNaM

Lizzy Borden comments: “With ‘The Scar Across My Heart,’ I wanted to explore those kinds of relationships that tattoo your soul. You’re forever linked to this person, even though it can never be for one reason or another. ‘We bury all our yesterdays and try and drink these scars away’ – I’m talking about a no-hope situation, a never-meant-to-be situation, but I’m still singing ‘We’re gonna make it now.’ I’m always looking for that human reaction no matter how delusional or unrealistic.”

June 15th will see the release of My Midnight Things via Metal Blade Records, which can be pre-ordered at metalblade.com/lizzyborden in the following formats:


–limited 1st edition Digipak-CD (includes bonus tracks)
–jewelcase-CD
–180g black vinyl
–clear pacific blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–clear burgundy marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–olive/black marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–opaque cool gray marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

To celebrate My Midnight Things‘ release, Lizzy Borden will have an album release party on Thursday, June 14th from 7-10PM at the Hard Rock Live, Las Vegas (3771 South Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109). Hosted by Jim Florentine (along with Lizzy Borden in attendance!), there will be giveaways, drink specials, signed CDs/LPs available for purchase, and more at this event, which is open to the public. Please RSVP to mymidnightparty@gmail.com to confirm your attendance!

Having signed a new contract with Metal Blade on the strength of three demo tracks, Borden opted to produce My Midnight Things himself, with Joey Scott as co-producer, who also handled all the drumming duties. “I knew what I was going for and had doubts that I could find a producer who would understand that,” Borden explains. “My approach is very different than what is happening in today’s current sound.”

The album was also mixed by Greg Fidelman (Metallica, Black Sabbath, Adele, U2) and mastered by Tom Baker (David Bowie, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Tom Petty), and is already receiving rave reviews, from Alt Revolt, Pure Grain Audio, and Royal Flush:

Borden paints a ten-song art gallery show and lets the listener decide what he or she sees on the canvas.”Alternative Revolt Magazine

“Catchy riffs and melodies that are sure to be trapped inside your head, bouncing around your skull for days to come.”PureGrainAudio

“The resulting creation yielded what is arguably the strongest vocal performance of Borden‘s career.”Royalflushmagazine.com

And now, fans can get a taste of things to come, with “The Scar Across My Heart”.

My Midnight Things track-listing
1. My Midnight Things
2. Obsessed with You
3. Long May They Haunt Us
4. The Scar Across My Heart
5. A Stranger to Love
6. The Perfect Poison
7. Run Away with Me
8. Our Love Is God
9. My Midnight Things (Reprise)
10. We Belong to the Shadows

Lizzy Borden online:
http://www.lizzyborden.com
https://www.facebook.com/Reallizzyborden
https://twitter.com/realLizzyborden
https://www.instagram.com/reallizzyborden

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Primordial: ‘Spirit the Earth Aflame’ and ‘Storm Before Calm’ LP re-issues (with new artwork) now available via Metal Blade Records

– June 6th, 2018 –

Out of print for awhile, two classic Primordial albums will be re-issued on vinyl on July 13th: Spirit The Earth Aflame and Storm Before Calm! These are without a doubt the best vinyl versions you will get from these titles! Both albums have been remastered by Patrick W. Engel for the best sound quality possible and include posters.

Primordial comments: “Finally after a long, long time we are able to announce the vinyl re-issues of both our third album, ‘Spirit The Earth Aflame‘, and fourth, ‘Storm Before Calm‘, treated with the respect they deserve after all these years, and those are many years indeed! Remastered for vinyl with restored and complete artwork and finally an aesthetic vision that compliments, defines and emboldens the music instead of the cheap, instant and nasty version that appeared all those years ago – and a special mention to ‘Storm…‘, which now has the proper artwork it was always meant to have! We are proud to stand behind these versions and to realize an ambition long held by the band to give people the definitive vinyl versions of these albums!”

Spirit the Earth Aflame LP re-issue
–180g black vinyl
–dark brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–wine-red/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–olive/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–yellow ochre marbled vinyl (US/eBay exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

Storm Before Calm LP re-issue
–180g black vinyl
–dark brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–wine-red/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–olive/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–yellow ochre marbled vinyl (US/eBay exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

Pre-order your copies now at IndieMerch, EMP, eBay.

Primordial released their new album, Exile Amongst The Ruins, earlier this year through Metal Blade Records. To preview and purchase Exile Amongst The Ruins, please visit: metalblade.com/primordial

Primordial live:
June 9 – Solvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock
July 14 – Balingen, Germany – Bang Your Head!!!
July 20 – Bertingen, Germany – Rock Unter Den Eichen
July 21 – Brescia, Italy – Colony Festival
July 27 – Tolmin, Slovenia – Metaldays
Aug. 11 – Villena, Spain – Leyendas Del Rock
Aug. 12 – Kortrijk, Belgium – Alcatraz Metal Festival
Aug. 26 – Suceava, Romania – Bucovina Rock Castle
Sept. 21 – Porto, Portugal – Hard Club (Under the Doom – warm up show)
Sept. 22 – Lisbon, Portugal – RCA Club (Under the Doom – warm up show)
Oct. 27 – Limerick, Ireland – Dolans / Siege Of Limerick
Nov. 10 – Helsinki, Finland – SteelChaos Festival

Primordial line-up:
A.A. Nemtheanga – Vocals
Ciarán MacUilliam – Guitar
Michael O’Floinn – Guitar
Pól MacAmlaigh – Bass
Simon O’Laoghaire – Drums

Primordial online:
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Revocation announces North American headlining tour with Exhumed, Rivers Of Nihil, Yautja

– June 5th, 2018 –

Reveals details about upcoming album, ‘The Outer Ones’

This September/October, Revocation will head out on the road for their first North American headlining tour in several years, with Exhumed, Rivers Of Nihil, and Yautja as support.

See below for all dates!

Revocation tour dates
w/ Exhumed, Rivers Of Nihil, Yautja

Sept. 17 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
Sept. 18 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
Sept. 19 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Sept. 21 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Sept. 22 – Austin, TX – Come & Take It Live
Sept. 23 – Ft. Worth, TX – Rail Club
Sept. 24 – Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
Sept. 26 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
Sept. 27 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
Sept. 28 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
Sept. 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Union
Sept. 30 – Petaluma, CA – Phoenix Theatre
Oct. 1 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
Oct. 3 – Vancouver, BC – Astoria*
Oct. 4 – Spokane, WA – The Pin
Oct. 5 – Seattle, WA – Highline
Oct. 6 – Portland, OR – Analog
Oct. 7 – Boise, ID – Shredder
Oct. 9 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
Oct. 10 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
Oct. 11 – Minneapolis, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Grill
Oct. 12 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
Oct. 13 – Kent, OH – The Outpost
Oct. 14 – Detroit, MI – Loving Touch
Oct. 15 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck*
Oct. 16 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks*
Oct. 17 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques*
Oct. 18 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
Oct. 19 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
Oct. 20 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
*= No Exhumed

Revocation will be touring in support of their upcoming album, The Outer Ones. Due out September 28th via Metal Blade Records, The Outer Ones sees the band pushing both the death metal and progressive elements of their signature sound harder than ever. “I knew that I wanted to go in a darker direction, and this is our most death metal album to date,” states vocalist/guitarist Dave Davidson. “Sometimes when death metal bands go down the prog route they lose some of that edge, but we wanted to keep the aggression at the forefront of what we do while still pushing our boundaries.” Moving away from the societal and historical themes that informed 2016′s Great is Our Sin, this time Davidson has immersed himself in the fantastic, evoking one of the great writers of the sci-fi/horror genre. “The title is my ode to H.P. Lovecraft and the entities of pure cosmic horror that rule that universe he created. Since the new music we were writing was so evil and spacey in sections it seemed to be the right title to fit the overall vibe. But while the lyrical content is largely influenced by such writings, in every allegory there is of course some reflection of the real world, so I enjoy writing in a way that could have one overlaying meaning and then another deeper, symbolic meaning as well.”

For a first preview of The Outer Ones, a short clip from the album can be heard at: facebook.com. Stay tuned for more details and music coming soon!

Revocation line-up:
David Davidson – Guitars / Vocals
Dan Gargiulo – Guitars / Vocals
Brett Bamberger – Bass / Vocals
Ash Pearson – Drums

Revocation online:
http://www.revocationband.com
https://www.facebook.com/Revocation
https://twitter.com/revocation
https://www.youtube.com/OfficialRevocation

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Killswitch Engage signs with Metal Blade Records and Columbia/Sony Music Germany

– June 4th, 2018 –

Kicks off European tour with Iron Maiden

Photo credit: John McMurtrie

Metal Blade Records is proud to welcome Killswitch Engage to its roster! Partnering with Sony Music Entertainment outside of North America, the band will be releasing their upcoming album in 2019 worldwide.

Metal Blade’s CEO/founder Brian Slagel comments: “I have been a huge fan and friend of Killswitch for a long time, so it is truly an honor to be able to work with them. So happy to welcome them to the Metal Blade family.”

Jesse Leach (vocals): “I’m beyond stoked to sign with the legendary Metal Blade Records and Columbia/Sony Music. It’s clear they truly understand and believe in what we do as a band, and we’re psyched to have them on our side. It’s an exciting new chapter for KSE and we can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

Adam Dutkiewicz (guitar): “I’m very excited to say that Killswitch Engage will be joining forces with Metal Blade Records and Columbia/Sony Music! Super stoked to join the ranks with a long list of many epic metal acts, as well as a team of excellent human beings who truly have a genuine love for metal music. Here’s to an awesome future with awesome labels!”

Benjamin Voss, Senior A&R Manager Columbia/Sony Music Germany: “I am very happy and proud to work with such an amazing band like Killswitch Engage in the future. We are absolutely excited about releasing their new album on Sony Music outside North America.”

Currently finishing work on their upcoming album, Killswitch Engage have taken a break from recording to embark on a summer European tour with Iron Maiden. The trek will also see the band appear at various premier festivals (Sweden Rock, Graspop Metal Meeting, Hellfest, etc.), along with a few special headlining shows. Then in the fall, the band will be touring across Australia with Parkway Drive. See below for all dates!

Killswitch Engage tour dates
w/ Iron Maiden

May 26 – Saku Arena – Tallinn, Estonia
May 28 – Hartwall Arena – Helsinki, Finland
May 29 – Hartwall Arena – Helsinki, Finland
May 31 – Pustervik – Goteborg, Sweden ***
June 1 – Tele2 Arena – Stockholm, Sweden
June 2 – Rockefeller Music Hall – Oslo, Norway ***
June 3 – Trondheim Rocks @ Dahls Arena – Trondheim, Norway **
June 5 – Royal Arena – Copenhagen, Denmark
June 7 – Sweden Rock Festival – Solvesborg, Sweden **
June 9 – Rockavaria – Munich, Germany **
June 10 – Expo Plaza – Hannover, Germany
June 11 – Live Music Hall – Cologne, Germany ***
June 13 – Waldbuhne – Berlin, Germany
June 14 – Kwadrat – Krakow, Poland ***
June 16 – Akvarium Klub – Budapest, Hungary ***
June 17 – Novarock Festival – Nickelsdorf, Austria **
June 19 – Proxima – Warsaw, Poland ***
June 20 – Letnany Airport – Prague, Czech Republic
June 22 – Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, Belgium **
June 24 – Hellfest – Clisson, France **
June 25 – Den Atelier – Luxembourg, Luxembourg ***
June 26 – Geneva Arena – Geneva, Switzerland
June 28 – Rock in Rome @ Ippodromo Capanelle – Rome, Italy *
June 29 – Rock the Castle @ Villafranca Castle – Verona, Italy **
June 30 – Messe Freiburg – Freiburg, Germany
July 1 – GelreDome – Arnhem, Netherlands
July 31 – Metro Radio Arena – Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Aug. 1 – The Academy Dublin – Dublin, Ireland ***
Aug. 2 – SSE Arena – Belfast, UK
Aug. 4 – Aberdeen Exhibition & Conf. Centre – Aberdeen, UK
Aug. 6 – Manchester Arena – Manchester, UK
Aug. 7 – Genting Arena – Birmingham, UK
Aug. 10 – 02 Arena – London, UK
Aug. 11 – 02 Arena – London, UK
*=w/ Megadeth (no Iron Maiden)
**=festival off-date
***=Killswitch Engage headlining off-date

Killswitch Engage tour dates
w/ Parkway Drive

Oct. 25 – UC Refectory – Canberra, Australia
Oct. 26 – Hordern Pavilion – Sydney, Australia
Oct. 27 – Nex – Newcastle, Australia
Oct. 28 – Riverstage – Brisbane, Australia
Nov. 02 – Margaret Court Arena – Melbourne, Australia
Nov. 03 – Entertainment Centre – Adelaide, Australia
Nov. 06 – HBF Stadium – Perth, Australia

Formed in 1999 out of western Massachusetts, Killswitch Engage is often credited as one of the most influential metal acts in the last 20 years. Spending much of their career on the road, the band has enjoyed premium slots on major USA tours, including Ozzfest, Warped Tour, Taste of Chaos, Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest, Music As a Weapon, and Trespass America, as well as countless international festivals around the globe. Having shared the stage with acts ranging from Rise Against to Slayer, the diversity and versatility of their touring is unparalleled. Their songs have been featured on Guitar Hero III, Rock Band, John Madden, the Resident Evil III soundtrack, and as entrance music for WWE wrestling champ CM Punk.

Twice Grammy-nominated, Killswitch Engage has sold over 3 million records worldwide, with The End of Heartache and As Daylight Dies both certified Gold in the U.S and Silver in the UK. The band’s latest album – 2016′s Incarnate – landed at #6 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 on the Current Rock Albums chart, and debuted at #1 overall in Canada, #5 in Australia, and #10 in both the UK and Germany – a testament to their international reach.

2018 will mark the end of the Incarnate album cycle, which saw the group reach new heights with its collection of anthems that set the heavy music world ablaze. Co-founders of Killswitch Engage – guitarist/backing vocalist Adam Dutkiewicz, guitarist Joel Stroetzel, bassist Mike D’Antonio, and lead vocalist Jesse Leach (who returned six years ago after a decade-long absence) – plus longtime drummer Justin Foley, are currently working on a new album, with Adam Dutkiewicz handling producer duties once again. Employing their usual unrelenting determination to continually release powerfully potent work, Killswitch Engage plans to deliver another trend-resistant, timeless record that feeds the soul, touches the heart, and strengthens the mind. Stay tuned for more news about this new album coming soon!

Killswitch Engage line-up:
Jesse Leach – Vocals
Adam Dutkiewicz – Guitar
Joel Stroetzel – Guitar
Justin Foley – Drums
Mike D’Antonio – Bass

Killswitch Engage online:
http://www.killswitchengage.com
https://www.facebook.com/killswitchengage
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Kissin’ Dynamite launches “Ecstasy” lyric video

– May 25th, 2018 –

Kissin’ Dynamite will release their new studio album, Ecstasy, on July 6th. It is the follow-up to Generation Goodbye (2016), which reached #14 in the official German album charts.

Produced by Kissin’ Dynamite singer Hannes Braun, Ecstasy harks back to the quintet’s unpolished, energy-laden early days, while at the same time marking a turning point in their eleven-year history. In autumn, the group will embark on their first concert tour as special guest since changing labels; from October 26th on, Kissin’ Dynamite will accompany Powerwolf, who are currently breaking all success records, for 16 joint gigs throughout Europe.

Check the new single, “Ecstasy”, now at metalblade.com/kissindynamite – where you can also pre-order the album.

Ecstasy track-listing:
1. I’ve Got The Fire
2. You’re Not Alone
3. Somebody’s Gotta Do It
4. Ecstasy
5. Still Around
6. Superhuman
7. Placebo
8. Breaking The Silence
9. Waging War
10. One More Time
11. Heart Of Stone
12. Wild Wind
13. No Time To Wonder

Kissin’ Dynamite lineup:
Hannes Braun – vocals
Ande Braun – guitars
Jim Muller – guitars
Steffen Haile – bass
Andi Schnitzer – drums

Kissin’ Dynamite tour dates
w/ Powerwolf
Oct. 26 – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof – Germany
Oct. 27 – Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle – Germany
Oct. 29 – Hamburg, Große Freiheit 36 – Germany
Oct. 31 – Berlin, Huxleys – Germany
Nov. 1 – Warschau, Progresja – Poland
Nov. 2 – Leipzig, Haus Auensee – Germany
Nov. 6 – Wien, Arena – Austria
Nov. 7 – Milan, Live Club – Italy
Nov. 9 – Munchen, Tonhalle – Germany
Nov. 10 – Ludwigsburg, MHP Arena – Germany
Nov. 11 – Eindhoven, Effenaar – Netherlands
Nov. 12 – London, Koko – UK
Nov. 14 – Lausanne, Les Docks – Switzerland
Nov. 15 – Zurich, Komplex 457 – Switzerland
Nov. 16 – Geiselwind, Music Hall – Germany
Nov. 17 – Saarbrucken, Saarlandhalle – Germany

Kissin’ Dynamite online:
https://www.kissin-dynamite.de
https://www.facebook.com/Kissindynamiterocks
https://www.instagram.com/kissin_dynamite
https://twitter.com/kissindynamites
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Kissin’ Dynamite launches “Ecstasy” lyric video

– May 25th, 2018 –

Kissin’ Dynamite will release their new studio album, Ecstasy, on July 6th. It is the follow-up to Generation Goodbye (2016), which reached #14 in the official German album charts.

Produced by Kissin’ Dynamite singer Hannes Braun, Ecstasy harks back to the quintet’s unpolished, energy-laden early days, while at the same time marking a turning point in their eleven-year history. In autumn, the group will embark on their first concert tour as special guest since changing labels; from October 26th on, Kissin’ Dynamite will accompany Powerwolf, who are currently breaking all success records, for 16 joint gigs throughout Europe.

Check the new single, “Ecstasy”, now at metalblade.com/kissindynamite – where you can also pre-order the album.

Ecstasy track-listing:
1. I’ve Got The Fire
2. You’re Not Alone
3. Somebody’s Gotta Do It
4. Ecstasy
5. Still Around
6. Superhuman
7. Placebo
8. Breaking The Silence
9. Waging War
10. One More Time
11. Heart Of Stone
12. Wild Wind
13. No Time To Wonder

Kissin’ Dynamite lineup:
Hannes Braun – vocals
Ande Braun – guitars
Jim Muller – guitars
Steffen Haile – bass
Andi Schnitzer – drums

Kissin’ Dynamite tour dates
w/ Powerwolf
Oct. 26 – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof – Germany
Oct. 27 – Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle – Germany
Oct. 29 – Hamburg, Große Freiheit 36 – Germany
Oct. 31 – Berlin, Huxleys – Germany
Nov. 1 – Warschau, Progresja – Poland
Nov. 2 – Leipzig, Haus Auensee – Germany
Nov. 6 – Wien, Arena – Austria
Nov. 7 – Milan, Live Club – Italy
Nov. 9 – Munchen, Tonhalle – Germany
Nov. 10 – Ludwigsburg, MHP Arena – Germany
Nov. 11 – Eindhoven, Effenaar – Netherlands
Nov. 12 – London, Koko – UK
Nov. 14 – Lausanne, Les Docks – Switzerland
Nov. 15 – Zurich, Komplex 457 – Switzerland
Nov. 16 – Geiselwind, Music Hall – Germany
Nov. 17 – Saarbrucken, Saarlandhalle – Germany

Kissin’ Dynamite online:
https://www.kissin-dynamite.de
https://www.facebook.com/Kissindynamiterocks
https://www.instagram.com/kissin_dynamite
https://twitter.com/kissindynamites
https://www.youtube.com/user/kissindynamiterocks

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English NWOBHM legends Satan release new 7-Inch single

– May 22nd, 2018 –

On July 6th, Metal Blade Records will release The Doomsday Clock 7″ single on vinyl as well as digital. The b-side features another new track, “Catacombs”, exclusively to this 7″. Check out a teaser of The Doomsday Clock at this location: youtube.com/watch?v=47lA7gi_DBE

Pre-order your copies now at either EMP or eBay in the following formats:


–Black vinyl (limited to 400 copies)
–Transparent red vinyl (limited to 200 copies)
–White vinyl (limited to 100 copies; EMP exclusive)
–Blue vinyl (limited to 150 copies; Hell’s Headbangers exclusive)
–Clear vinyl (limited to 150 copies; High Roller exclusive)

Bearers of the NWOBHM movement and responsible for ’83′s seminal Court In the Act and ’87′s Suspended Sentence, Satan make it abundantly clear with their upcoming new album that in 2018, they are not interested in simply capitalizing on past glories. Comprised of 10 tracks of searing metal, it is blatantly and profoundly the work of the Newcastle upon Tyne natives at their very best, infusing their signature sound with a more raw, wild and spontaneous vibe than they showcased on 2015′s mighty Atom By Atom – and in the process, displaying more passion and energy than slews of bands half their age.

Having reunited in 2012 and returned to touring duty, Satan – comprised of six-stringers Russ Tippins and Steve Ramsey, bassist Graeme English, drummer Sean Taylor and vocalist Brian Ross – once more proved their collective mettle with 2013′s Life Sentence and follow-up Atom By Atom, both records critically acclaimed and maintaining the high standards of their earlier releases. With such a powerful collection in their hands, the band was unsurprisingly eager to take it on the road, and they once again had successful tours and festival runs in Europe, North America and South America, culminating with a slot opening for Pentagram in Helsinki, which Tippins counts as a true honor.

Satan will unleash their latest batch of classic heavy metal songs in the second half of 2018. Be prepared for one of the best metal albums of the year and stay tuned for more information about it!

Satan line-up:
Brian Ross – Vocals
Russ Tippins – Guitars
Steve Ramsey – Guitars
Graeme English – Bass
Sean Taylor – Drums

photo by Stefan Rosic

Satan online:
http://www.satanmusic.com
https://www.facebook.com/officialsatanpage
https://twitter.com/SatanUK

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