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 metalblade.com/nothgard 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

Nothgard online:
https://www.facebook.com/Nothgard
https://twitter.com/nothgard
https://www.instagram.com/nothgard
http://www.nothgard.com

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Behemoth reveals details for new album, ‘I Loved You at Your Darkest’

– August 2nd, 2018 –

Launches video for new single, “God = Dog”; announces European tour with At the Gates, Wolves in the Throne Room

“It doesn’t get more blasphemous than this,” declares Behemoth mastermind Nergal, about the band’s upcoming album, I Loved You At Your Darkest – due out October 5th via Metal Blade Records (North America) / Nuclear Blast (Europe). While it certainly seems an unlikely title for a black metal band, its origin might surprise fans even more than the words themselves. “It’s a verse from the Bible,” Nergal reveals. “It’s actually a quote from Jesus Christ himself. For Behemoth to use it as the basis of our record, it’s sacrilege to the extreme.”

A crushing salvo of black metal majesty replete with hellish riffs, thundering drum cannonades and soaring liturgical choirs reminiscent of classic horror cinema, I Loved You At Your Darkest is the group’s most dynamic record yet: extreme and radical on one hand, but also more rock-oriented than any other Behemoth release. Produced by the band themselves, with drum co-production by Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, In Flames), mixing by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children Of Bodom) mastering by Tom Baker (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson), and a 17-piece Polish orchestra arranged by Jan Stoklosa, I Loved You At Your Darkest can be pre-ordered now at: metalblade.com/behemoth – where the video for the first single, “God = Dog” (directed by Grupa 13 / grupa13.com), can also be viewed. The following formats are available in the USA, along with an exclusive t-shirt:


–jewelcase CD
–digibook CD (hardcover digibook, 40 page booklet)
–baltic amber vinyl (limited to 600 copies)
–opaque white w/ gold splatter vinyl (Metal Blade Records exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–black / gold split vinyl (Metal Blade Records exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–clear w/ smoky black swirl (Nuclear Blast US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–clear w/ grey inside (Kings Road exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–”God = Dog” 7″ picture disc (Metal Blade Records exclusive – limited to 666 copies)

I Loved You at Your Darkest track-listing
1. Solve
2. Wolves ov Siberia
3. God = Dog
4. Ecclesia Diabolica Catholica
5. Bartzabel
6. If Crucifixion Was Not Enough…
7. Angelvs XIII
8. Sabbath Mater
9. Havohej Pantocrator
10. Rom 5:8
11. We Are the Next 1000 Years
12. Coagvla

This October/November, Behemoth will hit the road across North America to headline the “Ecclesia Diabolica America 2018 e.v.” tour, featuring special guests At the Gates and Wolves in the Throne Room. This must-see show will also make its way to Europe in January/February 2019, to follow-up the band’s festival appearances this month. See below for all dates!

Behemoth tour dates
Aug. 2 – Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air
Aug. 9 – Grunerlokka, Norway – Oya Festivalen
Aug. 10 – Prazske Predmesti, Czech Republic – Brutal Assault Festival
Aug. 11 – Leeuwarden, Netherlands – Into the Grave Festival
Aug. 12 – Kortrijk, Belgium – Alcatraz Metal Festival
Aug. 15 – Dinkelsbuhl, Germany – Summer Breeze
Aug. 18 – Sene, France – Motocultor Festival
Sept. 9 – Lodz, Poland – Summer Dying Loud

Behemoth “Ecclesia Diabolica America 2018 e.v.” tour dates
w/ At the Gates, Wolves in the Throne Room

Oct. 20 – Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
Oct. 22 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Oct. 23 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre
Oct. 24 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Oct. 26 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Oct. 27 – Tampa, FL – Jannus Landing
Oct. 29 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
Oct. 30 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
Nov. 1 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Nov. 2 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Nov. 3 – New York, NY – Playstation Theater
Nov. 4 – Montreal, QC – M-Telus
Nov. 6 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
Nov. 7 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
Nov. 9 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Nov. 10 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
Nov. 11 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
Nov. 13 – Denver, CO – The Ogden Theatre
Nov. 14 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
Nov. 16 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
Nov. 17 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
Nov. 19 – Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom
Nov. 20 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
Nov. 21 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
Nov. 23 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Nov. 24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern Theatre

Behemoth “Ecclesia Diabolica Evropa 2019 e.v.” tour dates
w/ At the Gates, Wolves in the Throne Room

Jan. 10 – Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp
Jan. 11 – Munich, Germany – Tonhalle
Jan. 13 – Vienna, Austria – Arena
Jan. 15 – Zurich, Switzerland – Komplex 457
Jan. 16 – Milano, Italy – Alcatraz
Jan. 17 – Lyon, France – Le Transbordeur
Jan. 18 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz
Jan. 19 – Madrid, Spain – La Riviera
Jan. 21 – Toulouse, France – Le Bikini
Jan. 22 – Paris, France – Bataclan
Jan. 23 – Oberhausen, Germany – Turbinenhalle
Jan. 24 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys
Jan. 25 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
Jan. 26 – Stockholm, Sweden – Annexet
Jan. 29 – Helsinki, Finland – The Circus
Jan. 30 – Tampere, Finland – Pakkahuone
Feb. 1 – Hamburg, Germany – Grosse Freiheit 36
Feb. 4 – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg – Rockhal
Feb. 6 – Bristol, UK – Motion
Feb. 7 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
Feb. 8 – London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
Feb. 9 – Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
Feb. 10 – Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
Feb. 11 – Glasgow, UK – QM Union

Behemoth line-up:
Nergal – vocals & guitars
Orion – bass & vocals
Inferno – drums & percussion

Photo credit: Grzegorz Gołębiowski

Behemoth online:
http://www.behemoth.pl
http://www.facebook.com/behemoth
http://instagram.com/behemothofficial
http://www.nuclearblast.de/behemoth
http://www.metalblade.com/behemoth

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As I Lay Dying Announces European Tour Dates

Reunited American metalcore group As I Lay Dying has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of Europe this December.

As I Lay Dying is:

Tim Lambesis – lead vocals
Phil Sgrosso – guitars
Nick Hipa – guitars
Josh Gilbert – bass, clean vocals
Jordan Mancino – drums

The tour dates are as follows:

December 1 – Bochum, Germany – Matrix
December 2 – Eindhoven, Germany – Dynamo
December 3 – Antwerp, Belgium – Zappa
December 4 – Paris, France – La Maroquinerie
December 5 – Aarau, Switzerland – Kiff
December 6 – Bologna, Italy – Locomotive Club
December 7 – Wien, Austria – SiMM City
December 8 – München, Germany – Backstage
December 9 – Karlsruhe, Germany – ubstage
December 10 – Prague, Czech Republic – Futurum
December 11 – Warsaw, Poland – Hydrozagadka
December 12 – Berlin, Germany – Musik & Frieden
December 13 – Hamburg, Germany – Logo
December 14 – Hannover, Germany – Musikzentrum
December 15 – Chemnitz, Germany – AJZ

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Revocation, Archspire, Soreption & Rivers Of Nihil Fall European/UK Tour Announced

Revocation have announced a fall European/UK headlining tour with Archspire, Soreption and Rivers Of Nihil. Below’s where that run will stop:

28.11.18 Germany Berlin @ Badehaus
29.11.18 Denmark Aarhus @ Voxhall
30.11.18 Germany Hannover @ Chez Heinz
01.12.18 Germany Dresden @ Puschkin
02.12.18 Poland Poznan @ U Bazyla
03.12.18 Czech Rep Brno @ Melodka
04.12.18 Austria Vienna @ Viper Room
05.12.18 Slovenia Ljubljana @ Orto Bar
06.12.18 Germany München @ Backstage
07.12.18 Italy Milano @ Circolo Svolta
08.12.18 Switzerland Aarau @ Kiff
09.12.18 France Marseille @ Jas Rod
10.12.18 Spain Barcelona @ Razzmatazz 2
11.12.18 Spain Madrid @ Caracol
12.12.18 Portugal Porto @ Hard Club
13.12.18 Spain Bilbao @ Stage Live
14.12.18 France Pau @ l’Ampli
15.12.18 France Paris @ Petit Bain
16.12.18 UK London @ Underworld
17.12.18 UK Birmingham @ Mama Roux
18.12.18 UK Bristol @ The Fleece
19.12.18 UK Manchester @ Rebellion
20.12.18 Belgium Brussels @ Magasin 4
21.12.18 Netherlands Nijmegen @ Doornroosje
22.12.18 Germany Essen @ Turock

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Revocation, Archspire, Soreption & Rivers Of Nihil Fall European/UK Tour Announced

Revocation have announced a fall European/UK headlining tour with Archspire, Soreption and Rivers Of Nihil. Below’s where that run will stop:

28.11.18 Germany Berlin @ Badehaus
29.11.18 Denmark Aarhus @ Voxhall
30.11.18 Germany Hannover @ Chez Heinz
01.12.18 Germany Dresden @ Puschkin
02.12.18 Poland Poznan @ U Bazyla
03.12.18 Czech Rep Brno @ Melodka
04.12.18 Austria Vienna @ Viper Room
05.12.18 Slovenia Ljubljana @ Orto Bar
06.12.18 Germany München @ Backstage
07.12.18 Italy Milano @ Circolo Svolta
08.12.18 Switzerland Aarau @ Kiff
09.12.18 France Marseille @ Jas Rod
10.12.18 Spain Barcelona @ Razzmatazz 2
11.12.18 Spain Madrid @ Caracol
12.12.18 Portugal Porto @ Hard Club
13.12.18 Spain Bilbao @ Stage Live
14.12.18 France Pau @ l’Ampli
15.12.18 France Paris @ Petit Bain
16.12.18 UK London @ Underworld
17.12.18 UK Birmingham @ Mama Roux
18.12.18 UK Bristol @ The Fleece
19.12.18 UK Manchester @ Rebellion
20.12.18 Belgium Brussels @ Magasin 4
21.12.18 Netherlands Nijmegen @ Doornroosje
22.12.18 Germany Essen @ Turock

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Death/Black metallers Hate from Poland sign to Metal Blade Records

– July 12th, 2018 –

First new song now available

Photo credit: Daniel Rusilowicz

Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the signing of Hate, the glorious death/black metal force hailing from Warsaw, Poland.

Hate have been praised by press and fans alike for years for creating lacerating and dark music, proven best on their current album, Tremendum (2017). The album saw ATF Sinner (vocals, guitars) utilize the dark aspects of the mystic and arcane Slavonic folklore to explore themes both personal and impersonal. It is an album that is relatable at first listen, but that is hard to fully know.

In 2018, we find Hate as ever, advancing. In preparation for what might be their most fruitful endeavor so far, to collaborate with the home of American metal, Metal Blade Records. “‘You are judged by the company you keep’, the saying goes – and if that is true, then we shall be judged extremely favourably. We are very proud to announce our signing to Metal Blade Records, a label that is as synonymous with metal as the invention of the distortion pedal. This signing could not have come at a better timing, as it coincides with an opening of a new chapter in the band’s history. Beginning with the release of 2017′s ‘Tremendum’, Hate has been on a journey towards new, even darker horizons, and we’re confident that this step will help us in reaching these goals. Our first collaboration is already well underway and plans have already been laid down to enter the studio in December of this year, with a tentative release date for mid-2019. Come, bear witness and join us on this journey”, comments the band’s front-man ATF Sinner.

Check out the pre-production for the new Hate song, “Path To Arken”, at: youtube.com/watch?v=nc6xztTHK5M

Watch Hate on their world tour, which is kicking off tomorrow at In Flammen Open Air! See below for all dates.

Hate live:
July 13 – Torgau, Germany – In Flammen Open Air
July 14 – Essen, Germany – Turock
July 15 – Chepelle Lez Herlaimont, Belgium – Le Cercle
July 16 – Den Haag, Netherlands – Musicon
July 17 – Paris, France – Le Klub
July 18 – Nantes, France – Le Ferraileur
July 20 – Montpellier, France – Secret Place
July 21 – Barcelona, Spain – Move Your Fucken Brain
July 22 – Nice, France – Altherax Music
July 23 – Tolmin, Slovenia – Metal Days Open Air
Aug. 10 – Jaromer, Czech Republic – Brutal Assault Open Air
Aug. 25 – Coventry, UK – Arches
Aug. 27 – London, UK – Black Heart
Aug. 28 – Southampton, UK – Talking Heads
Aug. 29 – Brighton, UK – The Green Door Store
Aug. 30 – Manchester, UK – Rebellion
Aug. 31 – Sheffield, UK – Corporation
Sept. 1 – Leeds, UK – Temple of Boom
Sept. 2 – Edinburgh, UK – Heavy Scotland Open Air
Sept. 13 – Kiev, Ukraine – Bingo
Sept. 15 – Saint Petersburg, Russia – Opera
Sept. 16 – Moscow, Russia – Rock House
Sept. 17 – Yaroslav, Russia – Szhao Da
Sept. 18 – Novosibirsk, Russia – Podzemka
Sept. 19 – Krasnoyarsk, Russia – The Moods
Sept. 20 – Irkutsk, Russia – Rock’n Roll Pub
Sept. 21 – Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – Noise Metal Fest
Sept. 22 – Tianuin, China – Party Live
Sept. 23 – Shanghai, China – Bandai Namco Base
Sept. 25 – Hangzou, China – Mao Live House
Sept. 27 – Osaka, Japan – Shinsaibashi Soma
Sept. 28 – Nagoya, Japan – Rad Hall
Sept. 29 – Tokyo, Japan – Shibuya Cyclone

Hate line-up:
ATF Sinner – vocals, guitars
Pavulon – drums
Apeiron – bass (session)
Domin – guitar (session)

Hate online:
https://www.facebook.com/HATEOFFICIAL
https://www.instagram.com/hateofficial/
https://twitter.com/HATEBand
https://www.youtube.com/user/hatepoland

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Nervecell European Summer Tour Announced

Dubai-based death metallers NERVECELL will be back to Europe this summer for a few select shows across Austria, France and Germany. Below’s where the trek will hit:

JUL 13 ESCAPE – VIENNA, AUSTRIA
JUL 14 SICK MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL – SCHARNSTEIN, AUSTRIA
JUL 15 NO MAN’S LAND – VOLMERANGE-LES-MINES, FRANCE
JUL 19 ROCK N EAT – LYON, FRANCE
JUL 20 FERRAILLEUR – NANTES, FRANCE
JUL 22 LE KLUB – PARIS, FRANCE
AUG 31 BONEBREAKER FESTIVAL – KLEINWENKHEIM, GERMANY

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The Ocean kicks off European tour performing ‘Precambrian – Proterozoic’ in its entirety

– May 4th, 2018 –

New digital single out next Friday

Multinational outfit The Ocean is starting their European tour tonight where they will perform their legendary Precambrian album (the Proterozoic part) in its entirety! It’s the 10th anniversary of the album, and mainman Robin Staps released a 3-LP re-issue of it through his own label, Pelagic, recently. The re-issue features a new track, which is a re-recording of the Precambrian opener “Rhyacian”, with the band’s current lineup.

The digital single of “Rhyacian” will be available next Friday through all digital outets via Metal Blade Records!

The Ocean tour dates
w/ Rosetta

May 4 – Dortmund, Germany – FZW Club
Tickets: merchsaloon.merchcowboy.com

May 5 – Rambouillet, France – l’Usine a Chapeaux*
Tickets: usineachapeaux.fr

May 6 – Aarau, Switzerland – Flosserplatz
Tickets: ticketfrog.ch

May 7 – Nancy, France – Le Hublot (venue change)
Tickets: digitick.com

May 8 – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg – Kulturfabrik
Tickets: kulturfabrik.lu

May 9 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje
Tickets: Tickets: doornroosje.nl

May 10 – Post Valley Fest 2018, Germany – Gießen
Tickets: eventbrite.de

May 11 – Dunk!festival2018, Belgium – Zottegem
Tickets: dunkfestival.be

*=without Rosetta

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https://www.facebook.com/theoceancollective
https://www.theoceancollective.com

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Dying Fetus Announces European Tour Dates

Death metal veterans Dying Fetus has announced a string of headlining shows across Europe this summer, as well as a number of festival appearances. The tour begins August 2nd at Wacken Open Air in Germany and ends August 25th at Death Feast in Andernach, DE. Direct support will be provided by Carnifex, Toxic Holocaust, Goatwhore and Venom Prison on select dates. The tour includes additional festival appearances at Brutal Assault, Rockstadt Extreme, Party San and more. All confirmed tour dates are listed below.

August 2 – Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air
August 3 – Brasov, Romania – Rockstadt Extreme
August 5 – Bratislava, Slovakia – Randal Club #
August 6 – Warsaw, Poland – Proxima #=
August 7 – Berlin, Germany – Bi Nuu #=
August 9 – Jaromer, Czech Republic – Brutal Assault
August 10 – Schlotheim, Germany – Party San
August 11 – Leeuwarden, Netherlands – Into The Grave
August 12 – Arlon, Belgium – L’Entrepot *=
August 13 – London, UK – Islington Academy *#=?
August 14 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy *#=?
August 15 – Oberhausen, Germany – Kulttempel *#=?
August 16 – Pagney-derriere-Barine, France – Chez Paulette *#=?
August 17 – Dinkelsbuhl, Germany – Summer Breeze
August 18 – Paris, France – Petit Bain =?
August 19 – Saint-Nolff, France – Motocultor Festival
August 20 – Montpellier, France – Secret Place #=?
August 21 – Aarau, Switzerland – Kiff #=?
August 22 – Milano, Italy – Spazio Naif #=?
August 23 – Klagenfurt, Austria – Club Stereo #=?
August 24 – Lindau, Germany – Club Vaudeville ?
August 25 – Andernach, Germany – Death Feast

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WarCall Premiere New Music Video For “Mission Commando”

In fall 2017, Canadian thrashers WARCALL unleashed their latest album “Invaders” plus toured across Europe during October. On their invasion of the continent, the Montreal based band collected video clips from their shows and adventures in France, Germany, Belgium and Czech Republic.

Today WarCall premiere a new video for “Mission Commando”, with footage captured during above mentioned tour.

Check out now “Mission Commando” below.

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