Destruction And Seven Spires Added To 70000 Tons Of Metal 2018

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal event has announced a further two bands to perform on this year’s cruise. Joining the fray will be legendary German thrash trio Destruction and Boston based symphonic death metal outfit, Seven Spires. This brings the list of confirmed bands up to fifty, with only ten more groups to be announced. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands is as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Alestorm
Amberian Dawn
Battle Beast
Benediction
Benighted
Beyond Creation
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Destruction
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Enslaved
Evergrey
Exciter
Exhumed
Freedom Call
Goatwhore
Gyze
In Extremo
In Mourning
Insomnium
Internal Bleeding
Korpiklaani
Kreator
Masterplan
Meshuggah
Metal Church
Metsatöll
Naglfar
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Primal Fear
Rhapsody
Sabaton
Samael
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Seven Spires
Sinister
Sirenia
Sonata Arctica
Swallow The Sun
Threshold
Voivod
Witchery
Witherfall
Wolfchant
Wolfheart

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Former Sodom Guitarist And Drummer Were Fired Via WhatsApp

Guitarist Bernd “Bernemann” Kost and drummer Markus “Makka” Freiwald have released a joint statement regarding their exit from German thrash metal outfit Sodom.

As reported past Friday (January 5) Sodom bassist/vocalist and sole remaining founding member Thomas “Angelripper” Such, announced that he made the decision to part ways with Kost and Freiwald because he wanted to “start all over again with fresh and hungry musicians.”

Kost and Freiwald addressed their departure from the band, writing in a Facebook post:

“Tom has already pointed it out in his statement that in fact we have slightly drifted apart from each other. Indeed, our conceptions of respect and workload diverged even further. Also tour offers neglected by Tom disappointed us.

“After its overwhelming reactions, we were totally looking forward to creating a successor to ‘Decision Day’ and have already recorded lots of song ideas. Unfortunately, Tom did not share our enthusiasm; he terminated his cooperation with us via WhatsApp even without listening to any of the new material.

“Of course, it is not easy for us to leave Sodom — the band that have become such a huge part of our lives and that we totally identify with. But, we will not stop doing what we love — together we will found a new band and we will see a way forward.

“Within our hearts, we will remain Sodom even if Tom is not with us any longer.”

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Former Sodom Guitarist And Drummer Were Fired Via WhatsApp

Guitarist Bernd “Bernemann” Kost and drummer Markus “Makka” Freiwald have released a joint statement regarding their exit from German thrash metal outfit Sodom.

As reported past Friday (January 5) Sodom bassist/vocalist and sole remaining founding member Thomas “Angelripper” Such, announced that he made the decision to part ways with Kost and Freiwald because he wanted to “start all over again with fresh and hungry musicians.”

Kost and Freiwald addressed their departure from the band, writing in a Facebook post:

“Tom has already pointed it out in his statement that in fact we have slightly drifted apart from each other. Indeed, our conceptions of respect and workload diverged even further. Also tour offers neglected by Tom disappointed us.

“After its overwhelming reactions, we were totally looking forward to creating a successor to ‘Decision Day’ and have already recorded lots of song ideas. Unfortunately, Tom did not share our enthusiasm; he terminated his cooperation with us via WhatsApp even without listening to any of the new material.

“Of course, it is not easy for us to leave Sodom — the band that have become such a huge part of our lives and that we totally identify with. But, we will not stop doing what we love — together we will found a new band and we will see a way forward.

“Within our hearts, we will remain Sodom even if Tom is not with us any longer.”

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Soldiers Of Solace Reveal ‘We Are Immortal’ Album Details & Posts Video Teaser

US heavy rockers Soldiers Of Solace, will release their debut album ‘We Are Immortal’ on January 26, 2018 via German based label Rock’N’Growl Records. The album includes 10 tracks and was produced by the band itself and recorded at Dexters Lab Recording LLC by Nick Bellmore and Zeuss. All tracks were mixed and mastered by Zeuss.

The official ‘We Are Immortal’ album video teaser can be viewed below.

The cover artwork was made by Andy Pilkington of Very Metal Art (Soil, Flotsam & Jetsam, Fury, Kissin’ Dynamite, Bloodstock Festival).

Tracklist:

1. Rude Awakening
2. We Are Immortal
3. Cold As A Stone
4. Naked Truth
5. Walk Tall
6. Circus Clown
7. Washed In Flames
8. Dear John,
9. Freedom’s Children
10. Hannah

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Tankard Premiere New Lyric Video For “Pay To Pray” From Latest Album “One Foot In The Grave”

Tankard’s new lyric video for “Pay To Pray”, a track taken from the German thrash metal veterans’ 17th studio album, “One Foot In The Grave”, can be seen below. The follow-up to 2014’s “R.I.B. (Rest In Beer)” was recorded at Gernhart Studios in Troisdorf with producer Martin Buchwalter (Destruction, etc.).

Check it out:

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Bloodstock Open Air 2018 Adds Doro, Septicflesh And More To Lineup

The organisers of Britain’s Bloodstock Open Air festival has confirmed a further four bands to perform at next year’s edition of the festival, including German heavy metal legend Doro, who will be headlining the Sophie Lancaster stage on the Friday night. Also added to the event are death metal supergroup Bloodbath, who will also perform on Friday, but on the Ronnie James Dio stage, while Greek symphonic death metal veterans Septicflesh and the Chris Jericho fronted heavy metal group Fozzy will also play the RJD stage, on Saturday and Sunday respectively. The festival will take place in Catton Hall, Derbyshire from August 10th to 12th. More bands will be confirmed over the coming year, including plenty of unsigned talent.

The current lineup is as follows:

Friday: Ronnie James Dio Stage
Judas Priest
Emperor
Bloodbath
Memoriam

Friday: Sophie Lancaster Stage
Doro

Saturday: Ronnie James Dio Stage
Gojira
Combichrist
Septicflesh
Orden Ogan

Sunday: Ronnie James Dio Stage
Nightwish
Devildriver
Fozzy

Sunday: Sophie Lancaster Stage
Watain

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Tribulation Premiere New Music Video “The Lament” From Upcoming New Album “Down Below”

A new music video for Tribulation‘s new track “The Lament” has been premiered online and can be watched below.

Robert Piel directed the clip with the band stating:

“We always plant strange seeds, seeds that when fully grown and ripened have taken their own often unexpected twists and turns. When working with this video we got to share that process with someone else who is also planting strange seeds. Director and producer Robert Piel approached us and wanted to make a collaboration, which was something that we gladly accepted after seeing his previous work and after seeing how well we got along and how our cinematic references really overlapped.

It’s rare that you find people who have that creative spark that lacks in most of us and the discipline to fully get the job done. Robert and his entire crew had that! They all put a lot of effort and work into this and we all gladly endured the long and cold German nights. We hope you all enjoy our artistic amalgamation!”

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Details Of New Album “Alpha/Omega” Posted By Masters Of Diguise, New Single Available

They are one of the hottest assets the German speed metal scene has to offer: Masters Of Disguise. The new album “Alpha/Omega” is bound to conquer the metal world when it drops via Limb Music on October 27th in Europe and November 24th in North America. Check out the new single “Shadows Of Death” in the player at the bottom.

Eleven songs including a mighty cover version of Exciter’s “Blackwitch” have been recorded to drive any speed metal maniac crazy. The speed smashers seem to have come from a time machine, still, the overall impression is enjoyably fresh and crisp and enthusiastic. Masters Of Disguise has come up with the third long player in a row that can be called a genuine classic.

The track listing for the album is:

1. The Rise (And Fall) Of Kingdoms
2. Sacrifice
3. Demons From The Past
4. Shadows Of Death
5. Killer’s Redemption
6. Sign Of The Cross
7. Alpha/Omega
8. Witchhammer
9. Knutson III: Nemesis (I Am The Law)
10. The Leech
11. Blackwitch (Exciter Cover)

Check out “Shadows Of Death” here:

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Details Of New Album “Alpha/Omega” Posted By Masters Of Diguise, New Single Available

They are one of the hottest assets the German speed metal scene has to offer: Masters Of Disguise. The new album “Alpha/Omega” is bound to conquer the metal world when it drops via Limb Music on October 27th in Europe and November 24th in North America. Check out the new single “Shadows Of Death” in the player at the bottom.

Eleven songs including a mighty cover version of Exciter’s “Blackwitch” have been recorded to drive any speed metal maniac crazy. The speed smashers seem to have come from a time machine, still, the overall impression is enjoyably fresh and crisp and enthusiastic. Masters Of Disguise has come up with the third long player in a row that can be called a genuine classic.

The track listing for the album is:

1. The Rise (And Fall) Of Kingdoms
2. Sacrifice
3. Demons From The Past
4. Shadows Of Death
5. Killer’s Redemption
6. Sign Of The Cross
7. Alpha/Omega
8. Witchhammer
9. Knutson III: Nemesis (I Am The Law)
10. The Leech
11. Blackwitch (Exciter Cover)

Check out “Shadows Of Death” here:

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Apostasy Records Signs Night In Gales

Apostasy Records announced that the label has signed German melodic death metal act Night In Gales. Fans of the early material can expect a proper rejuvenation of the band.

Night In Gales looks back at turbulent times: The first sign of life, 1995’s EP “Sylphlike,” was already one of the most successful metal-demos of all time. Therefore, label-powerhouse Nuclear Blast came into the picture, with whom the quintet signed a deal for a couple of albums. They also toured alongside In Flames, Hypocrisy, Children Of Bodom, Death, Dismember and many others and they played numerous festivals like Rockharz, the Wacken Open Air or the Summer Breeze. After some calmer years, the band returned with 2011’s brilliant album “Five Scars.” Only one year later, long term vocalist Bjoern Gooßes left the band to concentrate completely on his band The Very End.

Last year, the band announced the addition of original vocalist Christian Mueller who also sang on their initial EP “Sylphlike.” He finalized the new album, which marks a distinct step back to the band’s roots. Thus, the songs offer furious melodic twin guitar riffing, driven by technical death metal drumming, topped by a manic frustrated voice that sounds like someone is crucified upside down.

The band comments: “We are happy to confirm that Night In Gales has inked a new worldwide record deal with Germany’s finest in melodic death metal: Apostasy Records! It feels good to be back and we are 100% sure to have the full support of Tomasz and his Team, as these guys are true underground-proofed death metal maniacs, who run the label with the necessary passion and idealism. We are proud to be a part of the Apostasy roster among brothers in crime like Ablaze My Sorrow, This Ending, Nailed To Obscurity, Burial Vault, Fragments Of Unbecoming, Damnation Defaced, Sign Of Cain, a.m.o. The new album is ready to release and there will be some exiting news containing more details like album track list, cover artwork, editions a.s.o. really soon, so stay tuned for this! Cheers, NIG anno 2017”

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