Cult Of Luna signs worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records

– March 20th, 2019 –

Announces European tour

Photo credit: Silvia Grav

Metal Blade Records is proud to welcome Cult Of Luna to its worldwide roster! For almost 20 years, Cult Of Luna have imposed themselves as one of the world’s leading post-metal lights. Constantly evolving, the band pushes the genre’s boundaries from album to album so as to explore the darkest and mistiest, as well as the driest and most abrupt, landscapes.

Cult Of Luna comments: “We’re thrilled to announce our collaboration with Metal Blade and the creation of our new home: Red Creek, that will handle Cult Of Luna‘s future productions. This is a dawn to an exciting journey to come.”

Cult Of Luna hasn’t debuted any new material under their sole name since Vertikal 1&2 (2013). In 2016, the Mariner album – which was made in collaboration with Julie Christmas (Battle Of Mice, Made Out Of Babies) – was released, and praised by both fans and critics. A DVD, entitled Years In A Day, followed in April 2017, which also saw much success.

Stay tuned for more news about Cult Of Luna‘s first album in several years – and their Metal Blade Records debut – coming soon!

Recognized for their apocalyptic live performances that unrestrainedly explore the audience’s imagination, transposing music-triggered sensations visually, Cult Of Luna will bring their stunning live show to fans across Europe later this year – appearing at both festivals this summer, as well as headlining a tour in Nov./Dec. with A.A Williams. See below for more details.


Cult Of Luna live
May 18 – Huskvarna Folkets Park – Sweden
June 1 – Fortarock – Netherlands
June 21 – Graspop Metal Meeting – Belgium
June 22 – Hellfest Open Air – France
June 28 – Tuska Festival – Finland
June 29 – Provinssi Festival – Finland
July – Resurrection Festival – Spain
August – Brutal Assault Festival – Czech Republic
Aug. 9 – Øya Festival – Norway
August – Rock Altitude – Switzerland
August – Arctangent Festival – UK

Cult Of Luna tour dates
w/ A.A Williams

Nov. 24 – Festsaal Kreuzberg – Berlin, Germany
Nov. 25 – Stollwerck – Cologne, Germany
Nov. 26-29 – TBA
Nov. 30 – Le Trianon – Paris, France
Dec. 1-3 – TBA
Dec. 4 – Kino Siska – Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dec. 5 – Technikum – Munich, Germany
Dec. 6 – Arena – Vienna, Austria
Dec. 7 – TBA

Cult Of Luna online:
https://www.instagram.com/cultofluna
https://www.facebook.com/cultoflunamusic
https://twitter.com/cultofluna_off

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Exumer launches new single, “Raptor”

– March 5th, 2019 –

On April 5th, legendary multinational thrash metallers Exumer will release their fifth full-length, Hostile Defiance, via Metal Blade Records.

Hostile Defiance is exactly what its title suggests. A 42-minute full on attack, the thrash faction hold nothing back as they unleash hell as only they can, yet with more variety and dynamics than ever before. “We wanted to sonically progress, incorporating more melodic elements in the music as well as more rhythmic variety,” states vocalist Mem Von Stein. “We are a lot braver trying to create an up to date and relevant sound that can easily stand alone in today’s thrash landscape without sounding trite or a throwback, and we’re challenging the listener not to get too comfortable with one specific feel, tempo or pace.”

For a preview of the album, the new single, “Raptor”, can be heard at: youtu.be/VbzpoipILUg

The video for the previously released track, “Hostile Defiance”, can be seen at: metalblade.com/exumer. The clip was created by renowned cover artist Costin Chioreanu (At The Gates, Voivod, etc.), who also made the album artwork and layout for Hostile Defiance.

Fans can pre-order Hostile Defiance at metalblade.com/exumer in the following formats:


–jewelcase CD
–ltd. digipak-CD w/2 bonus tracks
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–orange red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 400 copies)
–red-brown/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–pale blackberry marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–orange-black color in color + red splattered (EU exclusive – limited to 120 copies)
–clear/red & black splattered vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

Hostile Defiance marks Exumer‘s third time working with producer Dennis Koehne (Sodom, Melechesh). Tracking the album in studios in Dortmund and Frankfurt, the sessions were marked with “super positive vibes all around with a strong, driven work ethic to create an optimal product.” The band plans to tour the record hard, and will be hitting the road in Europe when the album drops, and from that point onward, they will be visiting as many countries as possible. “Our goal is simple: to further establish the band as one of the main German thrash metal acts that began in the 1980s and are now carrying the torch into the 2020s.”

Hostile Defiance track-listing:
1. Hostile Defiance
2. Raptor
3. Carnage Rider
4. Dust Eater
5. King’s End
6. Descent
7. Trapper
8. The Order of Shadows
9. Vertical Violence
10. Splinter
11. He’s a Woman – She’s a Man (Scorpions-cover; CD bonus track)
12. Supposed to Rot (Entombed-cover; CD bonus track)

Exumer will be touring Europe around album release and will present new songs, plus their classics, on the road. See below for all dates!

Exumer “European Hostilities” tour 2019
Mar. 29 – Drachten, Netherlands – Iduna
Mar. 30 – Hamburg, Germany – Bambi Galore
Mar. 31 – Essen, Germany – Turock
Apr. 2 – Montpellier, France – Secret Place
Apr. 3 – Irun, Spain – Sala Tunk
Apr. 4 – Valladolid, Spain – Porta Caeli
Apr. 5 – Pamplona, Spain – Sala Totem
Apr. 6 – Oviedo, Spain – Sir Laurens
Apr. 7 – Madrid, Spain – We Rock
Apr. 9 – Granada, Spain – Salal Planta Baja
Apr. 10 – Sevilla, Spain – Sala Even
Apr. 11 – Malaga, Spain – Sala Trinchera
Apr. 12 – Murcia, Spain – Sala Gramma
Apr. 13 – Castellon, Spain – Burbuja
Apr. 14 – Barcelona, Spain – Sala Sidecar

Exumer tour dates
June 7 – Muhlteich, Germany – Chronical Moshers Festival
June 8 – Berlin, Germany – BiNuu
June 9 – Oschersleben, Germany – Rock & Metal Dayz
June 21 – Gardelegen, Germany – Metal Frenzy
June 22 – Bussfeld, Germany – M.i.s.e. Open Air 2019
Aug. 9 – Lisboa Vagos, Portugal – Metal Festival
Aug. 10 – Jaromer, Czech Republic – Brutal Assault
More t.b.a.

Exumer line-up:
Mem V. Stein – vocals
Ray Mensh – guitars
T. Schiavo – bass
Matthias Kassner – drums
Marc B. – guitars

Exumer online:
http://www.exumer.de
http://facebook.com/exumerofficial
http://twitter.com/exumerofficial
https://www.instagram.com/exumerofficial

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Exumer launches new single, “Raptor”

– March 5th, 2019 –

On April 5th, legendary multinational thrash metallers Exumer will release their fifth full-length, Hostile Defiance, via Metal Blade Records.

Hostile Defiance is exactly what its title suggests. A 42-minute full on attack, the thrash faction hold nothing back as they unleash hell as only they can, yet with more variety and dynamics than ever before. “We wanted to sonically progress, incorporating more melodic elements in the music as well as more rhythmic variety,” states vocalist Mem Von Stein. “We are a lot braver trying to create an up to date and relevant sound that can easily stand alone in today’s thrash landscape without sounding trite or a throwback, and we’re challenging the listener not to get too comfortable with one specific feel, tempo or pace.”

For a preview of the album, the new single, “Raptor”, can be heard at: youtu.be/VbzpoipILUg

The video for the previously released track, “Hostile Defiance”, can be seen at: metalblade.com/exumer. The clip was created by renowned cover artist Costin Chioreanu (At The Gates, Voivod, etc.), who also made the album artwork and layout for Hostile Defiance.

Fans can pre-order Hostile Defiance at metalblade.com/exumer in the following formats:


–jewelcase CD
–ltd. digipak-CD w/2 bonus tracks
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–orange red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 400 copies)
–red-brown/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–pale blackberry marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–orange-black color in color + red splattered (EU exclusive – limited to 120 copies)
–clear/red & black splattered vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

Hostile Defiance marks Exumer‘s third time working with producer Dennis Koehne (Sodom, Melechesh). Tracking the album in studios in Dortmund and Frankfurt, the sessions were marked with “super positive vibes all around with a strong, driven work ethic to create an optimal product.” The band plans to tour the record hard, and will be hitting the road in Europe when the album drops, and from that point onward, they will be visiting as many countries as possible. “Our goal is simple: to further establish the band as one of the main German thrash metal acts that began in the 1980s and are now carrying the torch into the 2020s.”

Hostile Defiance track-listing:
1. Hostile Defiance
2. Raptor
3. Carnage Rider
4. Dust Eater
5. King’s End
6. Descent
7. Trapper
8. The Order of Shadows
9. Vertical Violence
10. Splinter
11. He’s a Woman – She’s a Man (Scorpions-cover; CD bonus track)
12. Supposed to Rot (Entombed-cover; CD bonus track)

Exumer will be touring Europe around album release and will present new songs, plus their classics, on the road. See below for all dates!

Exumer “European Hostilities” tour 2019
Mar. 29 – Drachten, Netherlands – Iduna
Mar. 30 – Hamburg, Germany – Bambi Galore
Mar. 31 – Essen, Germany – Turock
Apr. 2 – Montpellier, France – Secret Place
Apr. 3 – Irun, Spain – Sala Tunk
Apr. 4 – Valladolid, Spain – Porta Caeli
Apr. 5 – Pamplona, Spain – Sala Totem
Apr. 6 – Oviedo, Spain – Sir Laurens
Apr. 7 – Madrid, Spain – We Rock
Apr. 9 – Granada, Spain – Salal Planta Baja
Apr. 10 – Sevilla, Spain – Sala Even
Apr. 11 – Malaga, Spain – Sala Trinchera
Apr. 12 – Murcia, Spain – Sala Gramma
Apr. 13 – Castellon, Spain – Burbuja
Apr. 14 – Barcelona, Spain – Sala Sidecar

Exumer tour dates
June 7 – Muhlteich, Germany – Chronical Moshers Festival
June 8 – Berlin, Germany – BiNuu
June 9 – Oschersleben, Germany – Rock & Metal Dayz
June 21 – Gardelegen, Germany – Metal Frenzy
June 22 – Bussfeld, Germany – M.i.s.e. Open Air 2019
Aug. 9 – Lisboa Vagos, Portugal – Metal Festival
Aug. 10 – Jaromer, Czech Republic – Brutal Assault
More t.b.a.

Exumer line-up:
Mem V. Stein – vocals
Ray Mensh – guitars
T. Schiavo – bass
Matthias Kassner – drums
Marc B. – guitars

Exumer online:
http://www.exumer.de
http://facebook.com/exumerofficial
http://twitter.com/exumerofficial
https://www.instagram.com/exumerofficial

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Swallow The Sun Announces European Tour Dates With Oceans Of Slumber

Earlier this year, Finnish melancholy death-doom metal act Swallow The Sun released their new album, “When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light.” Now the band is happy to announce an extended European Headline tour, together with label mates Oceans Of Slumber and Aeonian Sorrow.

The tour dates are as follows:

April 25 – Bochum,, Germany – Rockpalast
April 26 – TBA
April 27 – Milano, Italy – Club Legend
April 28 – Lyon, France – Rock’n’Eat
April 29 – Barcelona, Spain – Boveda
April 30 – Madrid, Spain – Caracol
May 1 – Porto, Portugal – Hard Club
May 2 – Lisbon, Portugal – RCA
May 3 – Bilbao, Spain – Sala Groove
May 4 – Nantes, France – Le Ferailleur
May 6 – London, England – Underworld
May 7 – Sint Niklaas, Belgium – De Casino
May 8 – Trier, Germany – Mergener Hof
May 9 – Luzern, Switzerland – Schüür
May 10 – Wien, Austria – Viper Room
May 11 – Prague, Czech Republic – Nova Chemelnice
May 12 – Hamburg, Germany – HeadCrash

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Fractal Universe reveals details for new album, ‘Rhizomes of Insanity’

– February 21st, 2019 –

Launches video for new single, “Oneiric Realisations”

On April 19th, Fractal Universe will release their new album, Rhizomes of Insanity, via Metal Blade Records. In anticipation of this release, the band has launched a video for the record’s first single, “Oneiric Realisations”, which can be viewed at: metalblade.com/fractaluniverse – where Rhizomes of Insanity can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–jewelcase-CD
–ltd. digipak-CD w/ bonus track (EU exclusive)
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–light yellow vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–yellow / white splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 120 copies)
–orange / red marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 150 copies)
* exclusive bundles with shirts, plus digital options are also available!

Fractal Universe comments: “Directed by Vincent Tournaud, the video was shot during 2 days of October 2018 at l’Autre Canal in Nancy, France.
A special attention was given to the lightings and color grading, which were designed to both match with the album artwork and catch the particular atmosphere of the song.”

Fractal Universe‘s sophomore full-length, Rhizomes of Insanity, hits as hard intellectually as it does sonically, affirming the French quartet’s place on the progressive death metal map. “‘Rhizomes of Insanity‘ is a concept album based on a thought experiment around the concept of insanity,” asserts vocalist/guitarist Vince Wilquin. “It questions the origins of it, and tries to define where we set its boundaries with ‘reason’. It eventually questions its place in our modern society and surmises that it has turned into an intrinsic, unavoidable but also necessary part of it and of every human being, which we’re trying to repress at all costs.” From start to finish, the album is an immersive, complex yet wholly accessible collection rich in melody, invention, and packed with decimating riffs – wielding ten tracks, all of which hit their mark.

Rhizomes of Insanity track-listing
1. Oneiric Realisations
2. Flashes of Potentialities
3. Rising Oblivion
4. A Reality to Foreclose
5. Masterpiece’s Parallelism
6. Parabola of Silence
7. Madness’ Arabesques
8. Architectural Aberrations
9. Fundamental Dividing Principle
10. Chiasmus of the Damned
11. Collective Engram – Unplugged (Bonus Track)

With a headline French tour scheduled for April followed by a European run later in the year, plus the intent to play as many festivals as possible this summer, metal fans can expect to hear a lot more from Fractal Universe in 2019 and beyond. “Since the beginning of the band, we’ve always given ourselves a 100% to offer our fans the best possible music and memorable live performances. With ‘Rhizomes of Insanity‘ and our forthcoming collaboration with Metal Blade Records, I believe we now have the perfect cards in hand to bring Fractal Universe to the next level.”.

Fractal Universe tour dates:
Apr. 19 – Nilvange, France – Le Gueulard+
Apr. 20 – Limours, France – Asylum Metal Fest
Apr. 23 – Nantes, France – La Scène Michelet
Apr. 25 – Toulouse, France – La Cave à Rock

Fractal Universe online:
https://www.fractaluniverseband.com
https://www.facebook.com/fractaluniverseband
https://twitter.com/FractalUni
https://www.instagram.com/fractaluniverseband
https://www.youtube.com/user/FractalUniverseMetal
https://fractaluniverseband.bandcamp.com/

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Fractal Universe reveals details for new album, ‘Rhizomes of Insanity’

– February 21st, 2019 –

Launches video for new single, “Oneiric Realisations”

On April 19th, Fractal Universe will release their new album, Rhizomes of Insanity, via Metal Blade Records. In anticipation of this release, the band has launched a video for the record’s first single, “Oneiric Realisations”, which can be viewed at: metalblade.com/fractaluniverse – where Rhizomes of Insanity can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–jewelcase-CD
–ltd. digipak-CD w/ bonus track (EU exclusive)
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–light yellow vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–yellow / white splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 120 copies)
–orange / red marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 150 copies)
* exclusive bundles with shirts, plus digital options are also available!

Fractal Universe comments: “Directed by Vincent Tournaud, the video was shot during 2 days of October 2018 at l’Autre Canal in Nancy, France.
A special attention was given to the lightings and color grading, which were designed to both match with the album artwork and catch the particular atmosphere of the song.”

Fractal Universe‘s sophomore full-length, Rhizomes of Insanity, hits as hard intellectually as it does sonically, affirming the French quartet’s place on the progressive death metal map. “‘Rhizomes of Insanity‘ is a concept album based on a thought experiment around the concept of insanity,” asserts vocalist/guitarist Vince Wilquin. “It questions the origins of it, and tries to define where we set its boundaries with ‘reason’. It eventually questions its place in our modern society and surmises that it has turned into an intrinsic, unavoidable but also necessary part of it and of every human being, which we’re trying to repress at all costs.” From start to finish, the album is an immersive, complex yet wholly accessible collection rich in melody, invention, and packed with decimating riffs – wielding ten tracks, all of which hit their mark.

Rhizomes of Insanity track-listing
1. Oneiric Realisations
2. Flashes of Potentialities
3. Rising Oblivion
4. A Reality to Foreclose
5. Masterpiece’s Parallelism
6. Parabola of Silence
7. Madness’ Arabesques
8. Architectural Aberrations
9. Fundamental Dividing Principle
10. Chiasmus of the Damned
11. Collective Engram – Unplugged (Bonus Track)

With a headline French tour scheduled for April followed by a European run later in the year, plus the intent to play as many festivals as possible this summer, metal fans can expect to hear a lot more from Fractal Universe in 2019 and beyond. “Since the beginning of the band, we’ve always given ourselves a 100% to offer our fans the best possible music and memorable live performances. With ‘Rhizomes of Insanity‘ and our forthcoming collaboration with Metal Blade Records, I believe we now have the perfect cards in hand to bring Fractal Universe to the next level.”.

Fractal Universe tour dates:
Apr. 19 – Nilvange, France – Le Gueulard+
Apr. 20 – Limours, France – Asylum Metal Fest
Apr. 23 – Nantes, France – La Scène Michelet
Apr. 25 – Toulouse, France – La Cave à Rock

Fractal Universe online:
https://www.fractaluniverseband.com
https://www.facebook.com/fractaluniverseband
https://twitter.com/FractalUni
https://www.instagram.com/fractaluniverseband
https://www.youtube.com/user/FractalUniverseMetal
https://fractaluniverseband.bandcamp.com/

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Blaze Bayley Announces Iron Maiden Anniversary Shows

Blaze Bayley, singer with Iron Maiden from 1994 to 1999, announces that he will be playing a special Iron Maiden setlist at selected festival appearances in 2019. Choosing songs from his era with the band, these shows will celebrate 25 years since Blaze joined Iron Maiden. This will be the first and last opportunity to see such a setlist.

Blaze, who releases a new album and DVD, Live In France, on March 1st, and has just returned from a successful stint touring Latin America, sees this as the perfect opportunity to celebrate his time in Maiden which was such a positive experience and influence on his career as a whole.

Blaze has this to say, “25 years ago my great adventure with Iron Maiden began. It was a wonderful five years in my career and something I’m very proud of. Since then I have toured almost every year, and made 11 studio albums and three live albums. Recently, many fans have asked me to perform songs from the two albums I recorded with Iron Maiden, so this year to celebrate that magical time, I’m doing a full set of my favourite songs from the X-Factor and Virtual XI albums at festivals. My voice has developed and changed since my time as lead vocalist with Iron Maiden. Now I feel I’m singing better than ever, so I’m very excited about singing those old songs with the voice I have now.”

These festivals will feature a special Iron Maiden setlist from Blaze Bayley:

June 6 – Sweden Rock – Sweden
June 14 – Rock The Coast – Spain
July 27 – Headbangers Open Air – Germany
August 9 – Mannried Open Air – Switzerland
August 10 – Dark River Festival – Finland

The band at these shows will be Blaze’s regular touring and recording outfit taken from British band Absolva, plus Iced Earth bassist / Absolva guitarist Luke Appleton. The lineup is as follows:

Chris Appleton – guitar and backing vocals
Luke Appleton – guitar and backing vocals
Martin Mcnee – drums
Karl Schramm – bass and backing vocals

Chris Appleton adds, “Normally when we perform as Blaze’s band we are a four-piece including Blaze, so just myself on lead guitar and that really works for us. But for these Maiden sets, we think it’s really cool to bring in my brother Luke as second guitarist to enhance the Maiden feel. It’s an honour for us to play these songs with Blaze, increasingly recognised as an important chapter in Maiden’s history.”

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Exumer reveals details for new album, ‘Hostile Defiance’

– February 12th, 2019 –

Launches video for title track; announces European tour dates

On April 5th, legendary multinational thrash metallers Exumer will release their fifth full-length, Hostile Defiance, via Metal Blade Records.

Hostile Defiance is exactly what its title suggests. A 42-minute full on attack, the thrash faction hold nothing back as they unleash hell as only they can, yet with more variety and dynamics than ever before. “We wanted to sonically progress, incorporating more melodic elements in the music as well as more rhythmic variety,” states vocalist Mem Von Stein. “We are a lot braver trying to create an up to date and relevant sound that can easily stand alone in today’s thrash landscape without sounding trite or a throwback, and we’re challenging the listener not to get too comfortable with one specific feel, tempo or pace.”

For a preview of the album, the video for the first single, “Hostile Defiance”, can be seen at: metalblade.com/exumer. The clip was created by renowned cover artist Costin Chioreanu (At The Gates, Voivod, etc.), who also made the album artwork and layout for Hostile Defiance.

Fans can pre-order Hostile Defiance at metalblade.com/exumer in the following formats:


–ltd. digipak-CD w/2 bonus tracks
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–orange red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 400 copies)
–red-brown/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–pale blackberry marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–orange-black color in color + red splattered (EU exclusive – limited to 120 copies)
–white / blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–clear/red & black splattered vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 120 copies)

Hostile Defiance marks Exumer‘s third time working with producer Dennis Koehne (Sodom, Melechesh). Tracking the album in studios in Dortmund and Frankfurt, the sessions were marked with “super positive vibes all around with a strong, driven work ethic to create an optimal product.” The band plans to tour the record hard, and will be hitting the road in Europe when the album drops, and from that point onward, they will be visiting as many countries as possible. “Our goal is simple: to further establish the band as one of the main German thrash metal acts that began in the 1980s and are now carrying the torch into the 2020s.”

Hostile Defiance track-listing:
1. Hostile Defiance
2. Raptor
3. Carnage Rider
4. Dust Eater
5. King’s End
6. Descent
7. Trapper
8. The Order of Shadows
9. Vertical Violence
10. Splinter
11. He’s a Woman – She’s a Man (Scorpions-cover; CD bonus track)
12. Supposed to Rot (Entombed-cover; CD bonus track)

Exumer will be touring Europe around album release and will present new songs, plus their classics, on the road. See below for all dates!

Exumer “European Hostilities” tour 2019
Mar. 29 – Drachten, Netherlands – Iduna
Mar. 30 – Hamburg, Germany – Bambi Galore
Mar. 31 – Essen, Germany – Turock
Apr. 2 – Montpellier, France – Secret Place
Apr. 3 – Irun, Spain – Sala Tunk
Apr. 4 – Valladolid, Spain – Porta Caeli
Apr. 5 – Pamplona, Spain – Sala Totem
Apr. 6 – Oviedo, Spain – Sir Laurens
Apr. 7 – Madrid, Spain – We Rock
Apr. 9 – Granada, Spain – Salal Planta Baja
Apr. 10 – Sevilla, Spain – Sala Even
Apr. 11 – Malaga, Spain – Sala Trinchera
Apr. 12 – Murcia, Spain – Sala Gramma
Apr. 13 – Castellon, Spain – Burbuja
Apr. 14 – Barcelona, Spain – Sala Sidecar

Exumer tour dates
June 7 – Muhlteich, Germany – Chronical Moshers Festival
June 8 – Berlin, Germany – BiNuu
June 9 – Oschersleben, Germany – Rock & Metal Dayz
June 21 – Gardelegen, Germany – Metal Frenzy
June 22 – Bussfeld, Germany – M.i.s.e. Open Air 2019
Aug. 9 – Lisboa Vagos, Portugal – Metal Festival
Aug. 10 – Jaromer, Czech Republic – Brutal Assault
More t.b.a.

Exumer line-up:
Mem V. Stein – vocals
Ray Mensh – guitars
T. Schiavo – bass
Matthias Kassner – drums
Marc B. – guitars

Exumer online:
http://www.exumer.de
http://facebook.com/exumerofficial
http://twitter.com/exumerofficial
https://www.instagram.com/exumerofficial

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Exumer reveals details for new album, ‘Hostile Defiance’

– February 12th, 2019 –

Launches video for title track; announces European tour dates

On April 5th, legendary multinational thrash metallers Exumer will release their fifth full-length, Hostile Defiance, via Metal Blade Records.

Hostile Defiance is exactly what its title suggests. A 42-minute full on attack, the thrash faction hold nothing back as they unleash hell as only they can, yet with more variety and dynamics than ever before. “We wanted to sonically progress, incorporating more melodic elements in the music as well as more rhythmic variety,” states vocalist Mem Von Stein. “We are a lot braver trying to create an up to date and relevant sound that can easily stand alone in today’s thrash landscape without sounding trite or a throwback, and we’re challenging the listener not to get too comfortable with one specific feel, tempo or pace.”

For a preview of the album, the video for the first single, “Hostile Defiance”, can be seen at: metalblade.com/exumer. The clip was created by renowned cover artist Costin Chioreanu (At The Gates, Voivod, etc.), who also made the album artwork and layout for Hostile Defiance.

Fans can pre-order Hostile Defiance at metalblade.com/exumer in the following formats:


–ltd. digipak-CD w/2 bonus tracks
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–orange red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 400 copies)
–red-brown/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–pale blackberry marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–orange-black color in color + red splattered (EU exclusive – limited to 120 copies)
–white / blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–clear/red & black splattered vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 120 copies)

Hostile Defiance marks Exumer‘s third time working with producer Dennis Koehne (Sodom, Melechesh). Tracking the album in studios in Dortmund and Frankfurt, the sessions were marked with “super positive vibes all around with a strong, driven work ethic to create an optimal product.” The band plans to tour the record hard, and will be hitting the road in Europe when the album drops, and from that point onward, they will be visiting as many countries as possible. “Our goal is simple: to further establish the band as one of the main German thrash metal acts that began in the 1980s and are now carrying the torch into the 2020s.”

Hostile Defiance track-listing:
1. Hostile Defiance
2. Raptor
3. Carnage Rider
4. Dust Eater
5. King’s End
6. Descent
7. Trapper
8. The Order of Shadows
9. Vertical Violence
10. Splinter
11. He’s a Woman – She’s a Man (Scorpions-cover; CD bonus track)
12. Supposed to Rot (Entombed-cover; CD bonus track)

Exumer will be touring Europe around album release and will present new songs, plus their classics, on the road. See below for all dates!

Exumer “European Hostilities” tour 2019
Mar. 29 – Drachten, Netherlands – Iduna
Mar. 30 – Hamburg, Germany – Bambi Galore
Mar. 31 – Essen, Germany – Turock
Apr. 2 – Montpellier, France – Secret Place
Apr. 3 – Irun, Spain – Sala Tunk
Apr. 4 – Valladolid, Spain – Porta Caeli
Apr. 5 – Pamplona, Spain – Sala Totem
Apr. 6 – Oviedo, Spain – Sir Laurens
Apr. 7 – Madrid, Spain – We Rock
Apr. 9 – Granada, Spain – Salal Planta Baja
Apr. 10 – Sevilla, Spain – Sala Even
Apr. 11 – Malaga, Spain – Sala Trinchera
Apr. 12 – Murcia, Spain – Sala Gramma
Apr. 13 – Castellon, Spain – Burbuja
Apr. 14 – Barcelona, Spain – Sala Sidecar

Exumer tour dates
June 7 – Muhlteich, Germany – Chronical Moshers Festival
June 8 – Berlin, Germany – BiNuu
June 9 – Oschersleben, Germany – Rock & Metal Dayz
June 21 – Gardelegen, Germany – Metal Frenzy
June 22 – Bussfeld, Germany – M.i.s.e. Open Air 2019
Aug. 9 – Lisboa Vagos, Portugal – Metal Festival
Aug. 10 – Jaromer, Czech Republic – Brutal Assault
More t.b.a.

Exumer line-up:
Mem V. Stein – vocals
Ray Mensh – guitars
T. Schiavo – bass
Matthias Kassner – drums
Marc B. – guitars

Exumer online:
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Sacred Reich begins recording new album; announces USA and European tours

– February 11th, 2019 –

Legendary American Thrash Metallers Sacred Reich are currently in the studio recording their highly anticipated new studio album – a first in 23 years – entitled Awakening, and have just announced a full European tour beginning November of 2019! The “Awakening European Tour” will cover all of Europe.

Phil Rind comments: “Recording is in full swing with producer Arthur Rizk at The Platinum Underground in Arizona. We are so excited to be back in the studio after 23 years. Dave is currently killing it on the drums. Sounds sick! Our new record ‘Awakening‘ is due this summer. Stay tuned! Tour dates across the planet coming your way!”

Additionally, Sacred Reich has also announced their first string of dates in North America alongside Iron Reagan, Leeway and Enforced for May, plus European visits for festivals in July and August. See below for an overview of all upcoming Sacred Reich dates announced so far.

Iron Reagan & Sacred Reich tour dates
w/ Leeway, Enforced

May 9 – Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents
May 10 – Pittsburgh, PA Cattivo
May 11 – Baltimore, MD – Metro
May 12 – Boston, MA – Once Ballroom
May 14 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
May 15 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
May 16 – Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
May 17 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace

Sacred Reich live:
July 6 – Barcelona, Spain – Barcelona Rock Fest
July 7 – Verona, Italy – Rock The Castle Festival
Aug. 8 – Josefov, Czech Republic – Brutal Assault Festival
Aug. 10 – Leeuwarden, Netherlands – Into The Grave Festival
Aug. 11 – Kortrijk, Belgium – Alcatraz Metal Festival
Aug. 12 – Saarbrucken, Germany – Garage (w/Testament)
Aug. 14 – Regensburg, Germany – Airport Obertraubling (w/Testament)
Aug. 18 – Saint-Nolff, France – Motocultor Festival
Oct. 13 – Los Angeles, USA – MegaCruise

“Awakening European Tour 2019″
w/ Sacred Reich + special guests

Nov. 8 – Copenhagen, Denamrk – Pumpehuset
Nov. 10 – Berlin, Germany – SO36
Nov. 12 – Warsaw, Poland – Proxima
Nov. 13 – Krakow, Poland – Kwadrat
Nov. 14 – Praha, Czech Republic – Futurum
Nov. 15 – Budapest, Hungary – Durer Kert
Nov. 16 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Orto Bar
Nov. 17 – Graz, Austria – Explosiv
Nov. 20 – Lyon, France – Ninkasi Kao
Nov. 21 – Barcelona, Spain – Sala Razzmatazz 2
Nov. 22 – Madrid, Spain – Sala Mon Live
Nov. 23 – Bilbao, Spain – Santana 27
Nov. 24 – Limoges, France – CC John Lennon
Nov. 26 – Savigny-le-Temple, France – L’Empreinte
Nov. 27 – London, UK – Underworld
Nov. 29 – Newcastle, UK – University
Nov. 30 – Glasgow, UK – Classic Grand
Dec. 1 – Belfast, UK – Limelight 2
Dec. 3 – Dublin, Ireland – Voodoo Lounge
Dec. 4 – Wolverhampton, UK – Steelmill
Dec. 6 – Leiden, Netherlands – Gebr. De Nobel
Dec. 7 – Helmond, Netherlands – Cacaofabriek
Dec. 8 – Essen, Germany – Turock
Dec. 10 – Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colos Saal
Dec. 11 – Nurnberg, Germany – Hirsch
Dec. 12 – Jena, Germany – F-Haus
Dec. 13 – Karlsruhe, Germany – Substage
Dec. 14 – Munchen, Germany – Backstage Halle
Presented by: Metal Hammer, Legacy, Metaltix, metal.de

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