Korpiklaani Posts “Bier Bier” Lyric Video Online Featuring Tankard Frontman

Finnish Folk Metal Superstars Korpiklaani are currently touring Europe alongside Turisas and Trollfest in support of their latest studio album “Kulkija.” To celebrate, the band released a special tour edition, which includes the “Beer Beer” CD, featuring 14 different versions of the eponymous track. Taken from this CD is also “Bier Bier,” sung by Tankard’s Gerre, who even wrote the lyrics for the adaption. Watch the lyric video for the German “Beer Beer” version below.

Gerre stated, “I remember when we toured with Korpiklaani across Finland in 2009, where we had tons of fun! I also had a lot of fun while writing German lyrics for the band’s iconic song and recording it with our sound engineer Gerd Lücking (drummer of Holy Moses). I hope that I’ll meet the guys in Korpiklaani again soon, and we can have a few beers once again.”

The “Beer Beer” CD includes 14 versions of Korpiklaani’s iconic song “Beer Beer,” graced by the likes of Christopher Bowes (Alestorm), Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus), Andreas “Gerre” Geremia (Tankard), Jesper Anastasiadis (Turisas), Trollfest, Heidevolk and many more of their friends’ bands and musicians.

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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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Destruction Recruits New Guitarist Damir Eskic; Reveals New Album Release Date

Today, German thrash-legends Destruction are proud to welcome Damir Eskic as their second guitarist alongside Mike. Damir is a Swiss guitar player with Bosnian decent and works as a guitar teacher, himself being a former pupil of Tommy Vetterli (Coroner). He also plays in a Heavy Metal band called Gomorra and already contributed to 3 solos of Destruction’s 2016 album “Under attack”.

The band prepared a short video clip, in which they properly introduce their new member. You can check it out below.

Frontman Schmier comments:
“Yes – we finally did it again!

“For many years we’ve been talking about this but we needed the RIGHT guy! Damir Eskic is now that dude! He is a super-skilled player and also a good friend of the band. He will surely make some jaws drop and pay tribute to the history of Destruction as he is also a fan of our music!
To be a trio, was a special thing for us, that we did with pride for many years but also Destruction had a period where we were a four piece with a second guitar. Now it was the RIGHT time to get that option back! We know there are many fans out there that have been waiting a long time for this.

“We have composed and recorded the whole new album with two guitars and of course this will make us an even more intense live act and give us the chance to play songs again that we’ve not been able to play for many years…exciting times ahead! Let’s call this a reinvention!

“With Randy Black on the drums and Damir Eskic on the lead guitar, we have the fresh blood in the band that is sometimes needed to reach new goals, it will keep the THRASHMACHINE strong and ready for new adventures!

“See you all on the road soon – the new record is coming on August 8th via Nuclear Blast!”

Damir adds:
“I am of course very happy to be a part of this Thrash Metal family and to join one of the best bands of the genre. To record three guest solos on the
Under Attack’ album was already a big deal for me, now some years later, we’ve become close friends and I am really excited to be a part of this! I am looking forward to meeting the fans all over the globe and to thrash the stage with the boys!”

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Ketzer Reveals New Album “Cloud Collider” Details

On April 12th, German extreme metallers Ketzer will release their fourth full-length, “Cloud Collider,” via Metal Blade Records.

Looking on Ketzer’s musical history, change is what has always defined their sound. From thrashing riffs to atmospheric blackened tunes, Ketzer is a band that has always aimed to defy genres. So what can we expect on Cloud Collider? Nothing more than a ride on a storm cloud, followed by a soft breeze in your face and, finally, a cleansing rainfall. Ketzer’s fourth effort will surprise many as a shift into yet another direction, combining many of the band’s essential trademarks and carrying them one step further: Raging drum beats, harsh and powerfully thrashing riffs, as well as epic melodies that will haunt you long after the last tone has faded away. After years of intense work, Ketzer have created an album that can only be described as a milestone in their career and a clean break from all expectations: this album is a storm.

For three years now, Ketzer has been working on something new, and the result is something new indeed: somehow linking all trademarks essential to the sound of Ketzer, now and then, but taking it all one big step further. These new tunes might well be the strongest Ketzer songs to date. Recorded at Markus Stock’s infamous Klangschmiede Studio E as well as Laurent Teubls Sculpt Sound Studios in autumn 2018, the suitable visual expression for this new effort has been found by cover artist Adam Burke and illustrator Johannes Stahl.

Ketzer checked in with the following comment about Cloud Collider: “Lately, we have been possessed by storms. First there is a breeze, then the sky darkens: A sense of electric energy starts to fill the air. A sense of sheer power, building up, waiting to erupt. Cloud Collider will strike you like a force of nature. When recording an album after months of hard work, blood and sweat, it is always our greatest wish, accompanied by the most terrifying fears, that the recordings will be able to ‘catch’ the songs and their certain, special spark. When we hear the final result for the first time, we have to think: ‘THIS is how the next chapter must sound’. Only then, we can be satisfied. With all the more pride and joy we can now say about ‘Cloud Collider’, that both is the case, and it is without a single doubt! THIS is how Ketzer has to sound in 2019! It is new and it is old and it is everything. It is fast and it is slow and we just can’t wait to bring these songs to the stage. This album is a piece of work that we feel embodies all aspects that stand and stood for the sound of Ketzer now and then. An album that manages to still go one step further to form something new!”

The album’s first single, “No Stories Left”, comes with a special guest appearance by the legendary Proscriptor McGovern of Absu fame, who not only lent his striking voice to the track, but also added the following comment: “It is with inordinate honor to announce my co-vocalist appearance on ‘No Stories Left’: the first single to be issued on Ketzer’s upcoming album ‘Cloud Collider’. What I contemplate = I uproariously touch with voice. What I enter into imagination = I make myself one with; however, a tower can fall twice.”

Tracklisting:

1. The Machine
2. Keine Angst
3. Walls
4. Cloud Collider
5. Forever Death
6. The Wind Brings Them Horses
7. No Stories Left
8. This Knife Won’t Stay Clean Today
9. (The Taste Of) Rust And Bone
10. Light Dies Last

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Ketzer reveals details for new album, ‘Cloud Collider’

– February 13th, 2019 –

Launches first single, ‘No Stories Left’

On April 12th, German extreme metallers Ketzer will release their fourth full-length, Cloud Collider, via Metal Blade Records.

Looking on Ketzer‘s musical history, change is what has always defined their sound. From thrashing riffs to atmospheric blackened tunes, Ketzer is a band that has always aimed to defy genres. So what can we expect on Cloud Collider? Nothing more than a ride on a storm cloud, followed by a soft breeze in your face and, finally, a cleansing rainfall. Ketzer‘s fourth effort will surprise many as a shift into yet another direction, combining many of the band’s essential trademarks and carrying them one step further: Raging drum beats, harsh and powerfully thrashing riffs, as well as epic melodies that will haunt you long after the last tone has faded away. After years of intense work, Ketzer have created an album that can only be described as a milestone in their career and a clean break from all expectations: this album is a storm.

For three years now, Ketzer has been working on something new, and the result is something new indeed: somehow linking all trademarks essential to the sound of Ketzer, now and then, but taking it all one big step further. These new tunes might well be the strongest Ketzer songs to date. Recorded at Markus Stock’s infamous “Klangschmiede Studio E” as well as Laurent Teubls “Sculpt Sound Studios” in autumn 2018, the suitable visual expression for this new effort has been found by cover artist Adam Burke and illustrator Johannes Stahl.

Ketzer checked in with the following comment about Cloud Collider: “Lately, we have been possessed by storms. First there is a breeze, then the sky darkens: A sense of electric energy starts to fill the air. A sense of sheer power, building up, waiting to erupt. ‘Cloud Collider‘ will strike you like a force of nature. When recording an album after months of hard work, blood and sweat, it is always our greatest wish, accompanied by the most terrifying fears, that the recordings will be able to ‘catch’ the songs and their certain, special spark. When we hear the final result for the first time, we have to think: ‘THIS is how the next chapter must sound’. Only then, we can be satisfied. With all the more pride and joy we can now say about ‘Cloud Collider‘, that both is the case, and it is without a single doubt! THIS is how Ketzer has to sound in 2019! It is new and it is old and it is everything. It is fast and it is slow and we just can’t wait to bring these songs to the stage. This album is a piece of work that we feel embodies all aspects that stand and stood for the sound of Ketzer now and then. An album that manages to still go one step further to form something new!”

The album’s first single, “No Stories Left”, comes with a special guest appearance by the legendary Proscriptor McGovern of Absu fame, who not only lent his striking voice to the track, but also added the following comment: “It is with inordinate honor to announce my co-vocalist appearance on ‘No Stories Left’: the first single to be issued on Ketzer‘s upcoming album ‘Cloud Collider‘. What I contemplate = I uproariously touch with voice. What I enter into imagination = I make myself one with; however, a tower can fall twice.”

For a preview of the album, the first single, “No Stories Left”, can be heard at: metalblade.com/ketzer – where you can pre-order Cloud Collider in the following formats:


–ltd. digipak-CD
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–red-brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–black/white split colour vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–blue w/white / red /black splattered vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–amber marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

Cloud Collider track-listing:
1. The Machine
2. Keine Angst
3. Walls
4. Cloud Collider
5. Forever Death
6. The Wind Brings Them Horses
7. No Stories Left
8. This Knife Won’t Stay Clean Today
9. (The Taste of) Rust and Bone
10. Light Dies Last

Look out for Ketzer‘s album release show for Cloud Collider to take place on April 12th, in Oberhausen, Germany at the Helvete venue together with Danish act Slaegt. More shows of both acts together will be announced soon…

Ketzer line-up:
Gerrit aka I. Destroyer – vocals
Marius aka Executor – guitars
Chris aka Sinner – guitars
David aka Necroculto – bass
Søren aka Desecratør – drums

Ketzer Discography:
Satan’s Boundaries Unchained (2009)
Endzeit Metropolis (2012)
Starless (2016)
Cloud Collider (2019)

Ketzer online:
http://www.ketzer-official.de
https://www.facebook.com/ketzergermany

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Exumer To Release New Album “Hostile Defiance” In April; Posts New Video Online

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 below. 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 here 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” tracklisting:

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)

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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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Nailed to Obscurity Premiere New Song “Tears Of The Eyeless” From Upcoming New Album “Black Frost”

With only a few weeks until German melodic death/doom metallers NAILED TO OBSCURITY release their Nuclear Blast debut, Black Frost, the band have started the countdown by unleashing their new single ‘Tears Of The Eyeless’. The accompanying video was directed and produced by Vesa Ranta & Aapo Lahtela, and can be watched below:

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Nailed to Obscurity Premiere New Song “Tears Of The Eyeless” From Upcoming New Album “Black Frost”

With only a few weeks until German melodic death/doom metallers NAILED TO OBSCURITY release their Nuclear Blast debut, Black Frost, the band have started the countdown by unleashing their new single ‘Tears Of The Eyeless’. The accompanying video was directed and produced by Vesa Ranta & Aapo Lahtela, and can be watched below:

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Hexecutor Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “Hangmen of Roazhon”

Rennes-based thrash metal quartet Hexecutor premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new album “Hangmen of Roazhon”, which will be out in stores December 23 via German label Dying Victims.

Check out now “Hangmen of Roazhon” in its entirety below.

Hexecutor – Hangmen of Roazhon by Hexecutor

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