Exhorder Signs With Nuclear Blast Records

New Orleans based thrash metal pioneers Exhorder have signed to Nuclear Blast Records!

Comments vocalist Kyle Thomas:
“The excitement level of Exhorder being in contract negotiations once again is higher for us than we can express. Coming to an agreement with Nuclear Blast has inspired us to bring our writing to new heights. People still want to hear this band, as was evident in the reaction to our performances in 2018. Nuclear Blast strongly wants to help facilitate this venture, and for that we are truly excited and grateful. I am looking forward to seeing what we can make happen together over the next few years. The roster at Nuclear Blast speaks for itself, as well as the presence of Monte Conner and Jaap Wagemaker on the team. Be on the lookout, because Exhorder is heading your way once again!”

Adds guitarist Vinnie LaBella:
“What an incredible honour it is to be added to the Nuclear Blast family! We’ve had such a great year already, and now this! We are so proud and could not be in better company moving forward. We are excited for the future. We realise we turned in a couple of classics back in the day and it’s been 27 years since we released our last record. And while those past successes are notable, we feel in our hearts like this new record will be our first record, and we couldn’t have a better partner in NB to bring it to you. New management, new line up, new label, new record, new Exhorder!”

Exhorder were formed in 1985 by a group of friends who wanted to break out of the hardcore scene and had a passion for the heaviest music in the world. They are considered progenitors of the groove-oriented thrash sound later made famous by bands such as Pantera, Lamb Of God, White Zombie, and Machine Head. Coming after years of demos, their debut LP “Slaughter In The Vatican” (1990) was regarded as a major influence on the NOLA metal scene and saw them rapidly rise on the world stage as one of the defining thrash acts of their generation. Their second (and to date last album) The Law was released in 1992 and adopted more of a groove metal sound. It saw the band reach their peak of popularity, unfortunately bad luck and external pressures lead to the demise of the group in 1994.

With the underground remaining steadfast in their dedication to the band, they have since reunited with the lineup from The Law on several occasions. With these reunions they have played Maryland Deathfest, Rock Hard, and countless others. The reunion was cut short in 2011 with the untimely passing of their classic-era bassist Frankie Sparcello. Now the band is back, reunited and hungrier than ever to take on the world. With a boatload of festival dates on the way along with select club shows the New Orleans boys are here to show the world once more what it takes to thrash it up.

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Ozzy Osbourne On His Final World Tour: “I’m Not Retiring”

Ozzy Osbourne says he will still continue to play one-off dates in the years to come. Comments Ozzy of that:

“I’m not retiring. It’s ‘No More Tours,’ so I’m just not doing world tours anymore. I’m still going to be doing gigs, but I’m not going on tour for six months at a time anymore. I’d like to spend some time at home.”

He continues:

“I’ve experienced fantastic things; it’s been an incredible journey. I just need to slow it down a little. I enjoy being a grandfather, I don’t want to go through another generation of Osbournes without seeing them grow up.”

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Year Of The Rat Announces New Album “Hell Bent”

After years of slogging away in practice spaces and riff dens across Melbourne, Year of the Rat has finally crawled out from the burrow of shredding pits and come up with debut album, “Hell Bent,” due out April 21st. Check out the “Arctic World” track below.

Featuring members of Most Precious Blood, I Exist, Hitlist, Blkout and The Daylight Curse, they’ve been in bands, they know what they like and don’t like and they are stoked to unleash these ratty pits onto the masses. Like pits, riffs and double kick bits? Year of the Rat has got you covered.

1. Sunset / Sunrise
2. Arctic World
3. Out Of Body
4. Cursed
5. Ain’t No Fool
6. Separation Street
7. Primus Inter Pares
8. The Joy Of Sect
9. Final Generation
10. Boris’ Goat Should Drop Dead

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Fighter Records Inks Deal With Excalibur For Third Full Length Album

Spanish metal pioneers Excalibur (formed back in 1984) has just signed a deal with Fighter Records for the release of the third full length studio album (and first since 1996) entitled “Humo Negro” (“Black Smoke”) which will be released this coming spring.

After a couple of demos in ’84 & ’87, Excalibur released the debut album “Generación Maldita” (Damned Generation) in ’88, which only 100 copies were saved from destruction making it one of the most sought-after treasures of Spanish metal.

In 1996, the band recorded the second album “Cero” (Zero) which was never commercialized, and remains unreleased still today. In 2013, the band returned with a new EP titled “Más Duros” (Harder). Now in 2017, the band finished “Humo Negro,” which represents the purest and most traditional Spanish metal to be distributed both nationally and internationally via Fighter Records.

More details of “Humo Negro” are expected soon.

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Fighter Records Inks Deal With Excalibur For Third Full Length Album

Spanish metal pioneers Excalibur (formed back in 1984) has just signed a deal with Fighter Records for the release of the third full length studio album (and first since 1996) entitled “Humo Negro” (“Black Smoke”) which will be released this coming spring.

After a couple of demos in ’84 & ’87, Excalibur released the debut album “Generación Maldita” (Damned Generation) in ’88, which only 100 copies were saved from destruction making it one of the most sought-after treasures of Spanish metal.

In 1996, the band recorded the second album “Cero” (Zero) which was never commercialized, and remains unreleased still today. In 2013, the band returned with a new EP titled “Más Duros” (Harder). Now in 2017, the band finished “Humo Negro,” which represents the purest and most traditional Spanish metal to be distributed both nationally and internationally via Fighter Records.

More details of “Humo Negro” are expected soon.

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Video Clip For New Song “New Generation” Issued By Born Again

French metal/hard rock act Born Again issued a music video for the new song “New Generation.” The song is taken from the band’s upcoming album “Strike With Power,” set to drop on February 24th via Massacre Records.

“Strike With Power” was produced by the band and was mized and mastered by Pierre-Emmanuel Pelisson at Studio PE in Besancon, France. Cover artwork (shown below) was created by Stan Decker. The track listing is as follows:

1. New Generation
2. Strike With Power
3. Preachers Of The Night
4. Betrayal
5. We Feed The Fire
6. Angel In Black
7. Deal With The Devil
8. Wings Of Hate
9. No Class
10. Dawn Of The Gods

Check out “New Generation” here:

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Primal Attack Posts “Halfborn” Music Video

Portuguese thrash metal quintet Primal Attack just premiered a music video for the song “Halfborn,” taken from the band’s second full-length album, “Heartless Oppressor,” which is due out on February 10th via Rastilho Records.

The video was directed by Miguel Miranda and can be seen below. Produced, mixed, and mastered by guitarist/backing vocalist Miguel Tereso, the track listing for “Heartless Oppressor” is as follows:

1. Red Silence
2. Halfborn
3. The Prodigal One
4. Truth And Consequence
5. Strike Back
6. Heart and Bones
7. Hypersonic Generation
8. Above The Live
9. XXI Century Curse

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Graham Bonnet Band Posts “Rider” Music Video

Last year Frontiers Music Srl released Graham Bonnet Band’s new album “The Book.” Today a video for the song “Rider” has been released and can be seen below.

With a pedigree that includes Rainbow, MSG, Alcatrazz, and Impellitteri, Graham Bonnet is one of the finest vocalists of his generation and has lent his unique voice on a number of classic hard rock albums, including Rainbow’s “Down To Earth” (1979), Michael Schenker Group’s “Assault Attack” (1982), Alcatrazz’s “No Parole For Rock ‘n’ Roll” (1983) and “Disturbing The Peace” (1985), and Impellitteri’s “Stand In Line” (1988).

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Sleeping Giant Releases New Video For “Victory”

Sleeping Giant releases a new video for “Victory”, which is part of a campaign to end human trafficking. States the band on Facebook:

“New SG music video! Stand with us and Agape International Missions and end human trafficking in our generation. Click the link below, give what you can. #justicetoinjustice #victory #finishedpeople
https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx…
Please SHARE!”

Check out now “Victory” below.

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All Hail The Yeti Releases “Feed The Pigs” Music Video

If you are one of the many music enthusiasts looking forward to a huge wave of politically-charged, post-election punk, hardcore, and metal, All Hail The Yeti has arrived early to get the party started.

The band leads the charge with an official call for change on new track “Feed The Pigs” – a self-described “wake up call” for our generation to take action in society. Along with the track, the band reveals a new music video below.

“Writing ‘Feed The Pigs’ came very naturally for us; one of the least stressful, yet one of the most important songs we have ever written,” Garritty details to Huffington Post. “We have always been very conscious of the world around us, especially the environment. With everything that is going on around us right now, I felt that this song needed to be heard… so inspiration wouldn’t be the word – it is more of a wake-up call! Our society needs to clue in to what is going on! Change has to start right now!”

Although originally hailing from Canada, the members of All Hail The Yeti have resided in the Los Angeles, CA metropolitan area for several years. Garritty, a business owner in the state of California (Timeless Tattoo), personally feels the sting hitting small mom and pop shops everywhere.

Garritty continues to explain to Huffington Post, “Mom and pop businesses were once a thriving thing here and made this country what it is today. It is unfortunate that it became too expensive to keep things in America and I hope that changes soon. I always support a local business before some big chain or foreign company! If everyone in this country did the same it would make a big difference for people like me. I hope that Americans start to see the reality of this as well, Big corporations like Walmart and Target etc., don’t care about the people, they only care about big profit and to me that is a problem.”

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