Beyond The Black Posts New Video, “Million Lightyears” Online

German symphonic metal outfit Beyond The Black has posted their new music video online for the song, “Million Lightyears.” You can check it out below. The song comes from the group’s forthcoming new studio album, “Heart Of The Hurricane,” which is scheduled to be released on August 31st through Napalm Records.

“Heart Of The Hurricane” will be available in the following formats:

– 1 CD Jewelcase
– 1 CD Digipack
– Digital Album
– 2LP Gatefold BLACK
– 2LP Gatefold GOLD
– Limited Deluxe Box

Tracklisting:

1. Hysteria
2. Heart Of The Hurricane
3. Through The Mirror
4. Million Lightyears
5. Song For The Godless
6. Escape From The Earth
7. Beneath A Blackened Sky
8. Fairytale Of Doom
9. My God Is Dead
10. Dear Death
11. Scream For Me
12. Freedom
13. Breeze
14. Echo From The Past (Bonus)
15. Parade (Bonus)

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Slayer To Release “Relentless” 6.66 Box Set

The annual International Day of Slayer is just around the corner – June 6, 2018 – and this year, the day’s celebration will begin with the release of Slayer’s Repentless special collectors edition vinyl box set.

The limited edition release will be available in black, red and gold-colored discs, and only 2500 of each color will be manufactured worldwide. Each set will feature six single vinyl EPs, each one measuring a unique 6.66-inches in diameter, and each will contain two songs from the Repentless album. The red and black disc versions will retail for $66.66, while the gold disc set will be priced at $73.99. The box sets can be pre-ordered starting today at http://nuclearblast.com/slayer

On January 22, Slayer announced that the band will do one final world tour to say goodbye and thank the fans for more than three decades of great times, and then move on. With support from Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and Testament, Slayer’s North American Leg One dates start on May 10 in San Diego, CA. All announced dates are below.

LEG ONE
MAY
10 Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA
11 FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA SOLD OUT
13 Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA
16 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC
17 South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC
19 Big Four, Calgary, AL SOLD OUT
20 Shaw Convention Centre, Edmonton, AB SOLD OUT
22 Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, MB
24 The Armory, Minneapolis, MN SOLD OUT
25 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL
27 Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill, Detroit, MI SOLD OUT
29 Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON SOLD OUT
30 Place Bell, Montreal, PQ SOLD OUT

JUNE
1 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT SOLD OUT
2 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
4 Santander Arena, Reading, PA SOLD OUT
6 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
7 Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, OH
9 KeyBank Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
10 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
12 Veteran’s United Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA
14 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC
15 Orlando Amphitheater, Orlando, FL
17 Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, Houston, TX SOLD OUT
19 The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX SOLD OUT
20 Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin, TX SOLD OUT

LEG TWO
JULY
26 Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, NH
27 Impact Music Festival, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, ME
29 Northwell Health at Jones Beach, Wantagh, NY
31 The Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA

AUGUST
1 Times Union Center, Albany, NY
3 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Lake, NY
4 Lakeview Amphitheater, Syracuse, NY
6 Budweiser Gardens, London, ON
7 Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
9 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, St. Louis, MO
10 Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
12 Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN
13 Walmart AMP, Rogers, AR
15 Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, TX
16 The Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, OK
18 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Denver, CO
19 USANA Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City, UT
21 Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater, Boise, ID
23 Sunlight Supply Amphitheater, Portland, OR
26 SAP Center, San Jose, CA

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GWAR Announce Australian Tour

– January 25th, 2018 –

Attention Human Scum!!!

Earth’s favourite interplanetary warriors, GWAR, are returning to conquer and destroy Australia in APRIL 2018!

The Blood of Gods Tour continues on into Australia, as your masters and supreme overlords take their one of a kind carnival of blood-drenched death and destruction Down Under. The last time GWAR visited Australia in 2014, they upset the Australian public with the controversial and media-hyped beheading of an effigy of then-Prime Minister, Tony Abbott. The body count will be even higher when GWAR returns to Australia in April of 2018 for more heavy metal carnage. Mark your calendars or leave the country.

Blothar the Berskerer had this to say about the upcoming bloodbath: “People of Australia, koala bears, kangaroos, crocodiles, wallabies…lend me your ears…and your skulls, and all of your internal organs…GWAR is coming to turn the Land of Dreams into your worst nightmare. Fire up the barby, we are going to eat Australia!

As for the Adelaide scum and your worthless existence, the so-called “Rock Capital of Australia”… is that crack rock? We shall turn the Great Australian Bight into our Great Australian BITE as our parting gift to Australia.

GWAR are riding the wave of worldwide dominance with their new record The Blood of Gods, released by Metal Blade Records in October 2017. The new record, and the spectacular tour to support it, have been praised by fans and media alike as triumphs of unimaginable genius.

Formed in Antarctica 1984 by manager Sleazy P. Martini, GWAR has forged a path of debauchery for over 30 years and it seems their work is still not done.

GWAR‘s mythology is rich in political and social satire. Their cult-following is galvanized by their controversial, indefatigable and ostentatious live performances, where crowds of willing slaves are subjected to ripe humour and theatrical imagery… and lots and lots of blood, vomit and other bodily fluids.

This tour was a masterpiece of the bizarre, an epic telling of a collection of freakish fairy tales” – metalwani.com

GWAR April 2018 Tour Dates
Tuesday 24th April – Brisbane, Eatons Hill
Thursday 26th April – Sydney, Metro
Friday 27th April – Melbourne, 170 Russell
Sunday 29th April – Adelaide, HQ

Tickets from: davidroywilliams.com
Pre-Sale: Thursday December 21st, 10am
On Sale: Friday December 22nd, 10am (Local time)

PLATINUM VIP M&G Ticket – 6 only per show – includes:
• Meet and Greet with GWAR
• 1 personal item autographed by GWAR
• Photo of yourself with GWAR taken by professional photographer
• Autographed Limited edition A3 Thick Card Poster
• Watch two songs from side of stage
• Collectors set of 7 guitar picks
• Official commemorative VIP Laminate
• Priority Access to the Venue

GOLD VIP M&G Ticket:
• Photo of yourself and 5 other slaves with GWAR taken by professional photographer
• Autographed Limited edition A3 Thick Card Poster
• Collectors set of 7 guitar picks
• Official commemorative VIP Laminate
• Priority Access to the Venue

Follow GWAR:
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http://instagram.com/gwar
https://twitter.com/GWARofficial
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GWAR Announce Australian Tour

– January 25th, 2018 –

Attention Human Scum!!!

Earth’s favourite interplanetary warriors, GWAR, are returning to conquer and destroy Australia in APRIL 2018!

The Blood of Gods Tour continues on into Australia, as your masters and supreme overlords take their one of a kind carnival of blood-drenched death and destruction Down Under. The last time GWAR visited Australia in 2014, they upset the Australian public with the controversial and media-hyped beheading of an effigy of then-Prime Minister, Tony Abbott. The body count will be even higher when GWAR returns to Australia in April of 2018 for more heavy metal carnage. Mark your calendars or leave the country.

Blothar the Berskerer had this to say about the upcoming bloodbath: “People of Australia, koala bears, kangaroos, crocodiles, wallabies…lend me your ears…and your skulls, and all of your internal organs…GWAR is coming to turn the Land of Dreams into your worst nightmare. Fire up the barby, we are going to eat Australia!

As for the Adelaide scum and your worthless existence, the so-called “Rock Capital of Australia”… is that crack rock? We shall turn the Great Australian Bight into our Great Australian BITE as our parting gift to Australia.

GWAR are riding the wave of worldwide dominance with their new record The Blood of Gods, released by Metal Blade Records in October 2017. The new record, and the spectacular tour to support it, have been praised by fans and media alike as triumphs of unimaginable genius.

Formed in Antarctica 1984 by manager Sleazy P. Martini, GWAR has forged a path of debauchery for over 30 years and it seems their work is still not done.

GWAR‘s mythology is rich in political and social satire. Their cult-following is galvanized by their controversial, indefatigable and ostentatious live performances, where crowds of willing slaves are subjected to ripe humour and theatrical imagery… and lots and lots of blood, vomit and other bodily fluids.

This tour was a masterpiece of the bizarre, an epic telling of a collection of freakish fairy tales” – metalwani.com

GWAR April 2018 Tour Dates
Tuesday 24th April – Brisbane, Eatons Hill
Thursday 26th April – Sydney, Metro
Friday 27th April – Melbourne, 170 Russell
Sunday 29th April – Adelaide, HQ

Tickets from: davidroywilliams.com
Pre-Sale: Thursday December 21st, 10am
On Sale: Friday December 22nd, 10am (Local time)

PLATINUM VIP M&G Ticket – 6 only per show – includes:
• Meet and Greet with GWAR
• 1 personal item autographed by GWAR
• Photo of yourself with GWAR taken by professional photographer
• Autographed Limited edition A3 Thick Card Poster
• Watch two songs from side of stage
• Collectors set of 7 guitar picks
• Official commemorative VIP Laminate
• Priority Access to the Venue

GOLD VIP M&G Ticket:
• Photo of yourself and 5 other slaves with GWAR taken by professional photographer
• Autographed Limited edition A3 Thick Card Poster
• Collectors set of 7 guitar picks
• Official commemorative VIP Laminate
• Priority Access to the Venue

Follow GWAR:
http://www.gwar.net
http://instagram.com/gwar
https://twitter.com/GWARofficial
http://www.youtube.com/gwar
http://www.facebook.com/gwar
http://www.gwarbq.com
http://www.gwarjapan.net

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New England Metal and Hardcore Fest 20th Anniversary first wave of bands announced

– January 24th, 2018 –

Candiria and Rivers of Nihil included

New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year! The first wave of bands has been announced and tickets will go on sale Friday, January 26th. Morbid Angel are slated as the headliners, and Metal Blade Records acts Candiria and Rivers of Nihil are among the bands announced so far. More bands are TBA and updates can be found on the festival’s official website metalandhardcorefestival.com.

Candiria will be headlining the Blacklight Media Records showcase in New York City on March 8th at the Gramercy Theatre. The band have put together a special set list for the night to celebrate over 20 years of their critically-acclaimed sophomore album Beyond Reasonable Doubt. Tickets are on sale now at HERE. The lineup also includes Gozu, Good Tiger, Mother Feather, ONI, and Eyes of the Sun.

Rivers of Nihil have completed their third album and follow up to 2015′s Monarchy, which debuted at #17 on Billboard’s Heatseeker charts, and was dubbed by Heavy Blog is Heavy as “the gold standard for extreme, technical, progressive, and passionate death metal right now.” New music will be unveiled within the next several weeks.

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Behemoth’s “The Satanist” Has Gone Gold In Band’s Native Poland

Behemoth announce that their latest album, 2014’s “The Satanist“, has gone gold in their home Poland. The sales milestone represents 15,000 copies sold. Given the heavy influence that Christianity has in the country, achieving the milestone is a big accomplishment. Behemoth’s mainman Nergal issued the below statement on Instagram:

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Century Media Records Inks Deal With Death Alley, New Song Released

Dutch destroyers Death Alley signed on with Century Media Records for the upcoming sophomore album. The band is streaming the new song “The Sewage,” which is available in the player at the bottom.

The band already raised attention with the debut album “Black Magick Boogieland” in 2015. The band, revolving around former The Devil’s Blood guitarist Oeds Beydals, singer Douwe Truijens, Swedish drummer Uno Bruniusson (ex-In Solitude) and latest addition Sander Bus on bass, mainline an unorthodox cross contamination of psychedelic hard rock and punk, played with excellent precision and power. The spirit of Bad Brains and King Crimson, Hawkwind and Poison Idea, and hints of The Stooges and Black Sabbath-worship form the fundament for Death Alley’s solid rock and roll presented with metal finesse and a pitch black psychedelic soul cherry on top.

The ink on the new deal with Century Media Records isn’t dry yet and the band just left the Moon Studios where they recorded the sophomore album with producer Pieter Kloos (Motorpsycho, The Devil’s Blood, Dool, etc.). Right now, the band is hitting the road again with friends in Kadavar with whom very special tour split 7” was created.

The band comments: “We’ve been sailing the sewage for quite a while now, and time has come to harvest the gold and offer it to you on a silver platter. We can spend much time and effort describing the feeling of the new music, the upcoming record, and the European tour with Kadavar, but that will always be just a faint shadow of showing it: so just come to the shows and blast the new song with volume at 11 – that’ll say more than the dozens of synonyms for ‘stoked’. Let us feast on it.”

Check out “The Sewage” here:

Don’t miss seeing Death Alley on tour in Europe and watch out for the new album to be released in early 2018 through Century Media Records.

Confirmed Dates:

Kadavar/Mantar/Death Alley:

13.10.2017 Hamburg (GER), Markthalle *
14.10.2017 Leipzig (GER), Conne Island
16.10.2017 Antwerpen (BE), Desert Fest
17.10.2017 Strassbourg (FR), La Laiterie Club
18.10.2017 Paris (FR), Le Trabendo
19.10.2017 Rennes (FR), L’Ubu
20.10.2017 Bordeaux (FR), La Krakatoa
21.10.2017 Madrid (ES), But
22.10.2017 Barcelona (ES), Bikini
24.10.2017 Lyon (FR), Feyzin
25.10.2017 Monthey (CH), Pont Rouge
26.10.2017 Aarau (CH), Kiff
27.10.2017 München (GER), Backstage
28.10.2017 Wien (AT), Flex
29.10.2017 Graz (AT), PPC
30.10.2017 Zagreb (CRO), Mocvara
01.11.2017 Budapest (HU), A38
02.11.2017 Warschau (POL), Progresja
03.11.2017 Krakau (POL), Kwadrat
04.11.2017 Prag (CZ), Nova Chmelnice
05.11.2017 Nürnberg (GER), Hirsch
07.11.2017 Amsterdam (NL), Paradiso Noord
08.11.2017 Hannover (GER), Capitol
09.11.2017 Copenhagen (DK), Pumpehuset
10.11.2017 Stockholm (SV), Debaser
11.11.2017 Oslo (NO), BLA
12.11.2017 Gothenburg (SV), Pustervik
13.11.2017 Deventer (NL), Burgerweeshuis
15.11.2017 Köln (GER), Stollwerck
16.11.2017 Wiesbaden (GER), Schlachthof
17.11.2017 Stuttgart (GER), LKA Longhorn
18.11.2017 Berlin (GER), Columbiahalle

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Rivers of Nihil to kick off “Devastation On The Nation” USA tour with Cryptopsy, Decrepit Birth and more tomorrow

– May 18th, 2017 –

Band to host live stream of rehearsal today on Facebook at 2PM PDT//5PM EDT

Pennsylvania progressive death metal unit Rivers Of Nihil will begin the “Devastation On The Nation” tour tomorrow (May 19th). The mega tour features headliners Cryptopsy and Decrepit Birth with additional support provided by The Zenith Passage, The Kennedy Veil, Visceral Disgorge, Seeker, and Gloom at select shows. See below for all dates!

Before the tour kick-off, Rivers Of Nihil will be rehearsing today (May 18th) live on Facebook. Fans are welcome to tune in at 2PM PDT//5PM EDT at: facebook.com/riversofnihil

Rivers Of Nihil “Devastation On The Nation” tour dates
w/ Cryptopsy, Decrepit Birth, The Zenith Passage (5/19 – 6/4), The Kennedy Veil (5/19 – 5/29), Visceral Disgorge (5/30 – 6/11), Seeker (5/30 – 6/11), Gloom:

5/19 – Bungalow – Manchester, NH
5/20 – Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
5/21 – Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
5/22 – Trickshots – Clifton Park, NY
5/23 – Hard Luck – Toronto, ON
5/24 – Reverb – Reading, PA
5/26 – New Brookland Tavern – West Columbia, SC
5/27 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
5/28 – The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
5/29 – The Cold Brew – Laredo, TX
5/30 – Scout Bar – Houston, TX
5/31 – Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX
6/1 – Rockhouse Bar – El Paso, TX
6/2 – Club Red – Mesa, AZ
6/3 – Gideon’s Hall – Upland, CA
6/4 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
6/5 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
6/6 – Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
6/7 – The Roxy Theatre – Denver, CO
6/8 – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
6/9 – The Wire – Barwyn, IL
6/10 – Oddbody’s – Dayton, OH
6/11 – Foufounes Electrique – Montreal, QC

Rivers of Nihil will be touring in support of 2015′s Monarchy, which was hailed as “the gold standard for extreme, technical, progressive, and passionate death metal right now” (HeavyBlogIsHeavy.com). Monarchy continues the seasonal concept that began with spring on Rivers of Nihil‘s debut, The Conscious Seed of Light – this time, welcoming the oppressive summer heat. Adam Biggs, who also serves as the band’s primary lyricist, explains: “The Earth has been transformed into a vast desert wasteland, where after aeons of lifelessness, new beings begin to take shape and begin their journey as shepherds of the planet. But after a while, a class system forms from a sun-worshiping religious dictatorship, and these beings start to lose their way. Only the guidance of an ancient earthly force can help them save themselves as well the planet.”

To preview and purchase this conceptual masterpiece, please visit: metalblade.com/riversofnihil

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Lucas Stone Releasing New Single / Book Chapter “Carry The Black”

For the better part of 20 years, Lucas Stone is a part of the landscape of the Gold Coast and Queensland heavy music scene, spending time with bands like Helm, Tension, and Scalene. Now, Lucas has embarked on what is his most revealing, brutal, and true endeavour to date. The following press release was issued about his upcoming release:

“He is releasing music that will gradually pull back the curtain on his story – a story about the man behind the lyrics and the screams and growls – and is releasing a digital book as well, a chapter at a time, along with each song. These songs feature various guests, a personal selection of mates and industry associates that Stone has either shared a part of his musical journey with or most wants to hear their presence on the tracks. Each performer best matched to the emotion of that story and song.

“The first song, ‘Carry the Black,’ accompanies the first chapter, ‘Get Born’ and it touches on the beginning of Lucas’ harrowing tale from near-death at birth, growing up in Wollongong, his ‘punk as fuck’ Mum, being raised in a home outside the law, the perils of hard drug abuse and so much more. A unique opportunity to look into a life usually not entirely revealed by the lyrics of a song, only glimpsed.

“Stone has always been very hesitant to reveal these elements of his life. As he relaxes into middle age, only now has he mustered up the strength, impetus and inspiration to couple this new music with the story. His intention throughout the process, to give back to his audience through his experience, and, survival.”

New single “Carry The Black” is a tale told alongside his friends Colin Jeffs (Tongues, ex-Aversions Crown) on guest vocals, Leigh Dowling (Hammers) on guest vocals and Simon Reys (Scalene) on bass. Stone goes on to describe the song by saying:

“It’s a rock song with a black soul. A metaphor for the shadows we carry with us, trudging through this swamp of mistakes and bad decisions in the hope of reaching something beautiful. Sometimes the beautiful is the ocean we’re drowning in – just gotta learn to swim and, in turn, learn to love the swim.

“I channel pure human evil for this one. It’s not nice. It uses satanic imagery and dialogue as the best depiction of the metaphor, relative and contradictory to two of my most hated facets of humanity – organised religion and forced governance.

“In short, this song is about buckling to all of it. About giving in and living with the pure disdain for our weakness as a species. We are forced to live with, and even enjoy, everything we hate the most just to survive this mess. Totally goes against our natural state of being and where we’re supposed to position ourselves. But we do it anyway.”

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Lucas Stone Releasing New Single / Book Chapter “Carry The Black”

For the better part of 20 years, Lucas Stone is a part of the landscape of the Gold Coast and Queensland heavy music scene, spending time with bands like Helm, Tension, and Scalene. Now, Lucas has embarked on what is his most revealing, brutal, and true endeavour to date. The following press release was issued about his upcoming release:

“He is releasing music that will gradually pull back the curtain on his story – a story about the man behind the lyrics and the screams and growls – and is releasing a digital book as well, a chapter at a time, along with each song. These songs feature various guests, a personal selection of mates and industry associates that Stone has either shared a part of his musical journey with or most wants to hear their presence on the tracks. Each performer best matched to the emotion of that story and song.

“The first song, ‘Carry the Black,’ accompanies the first chapter, ‘Get Born’ and it touches on the beginning of Lucas’ harrowing tale from near-death at birth, growing up in Wollongong, his ‘punk as fuck’ Mum, being raised in a home outside the law, the perils of hard drug abuse and so much more. A unique opportunity to look into a life usually not entirely revealed by the lyrics of a song, only glimpsed.

“Stone has always been very hesitant to reveal these elements of his life. As he relaxes into middle age, only now has he mustered up the strength, impetus and inspiration to couple this new music with the story. His intention throughout the process, to give back to his audience through his experience, and, survival.”

New single “Carry The Black” is a tale told alongside his friends Colin Jeffs (Tongues, ex-Aversions Crown) on guest vocals, Leigh Dowling (Hammers) on guest vocals and Simon Reys (Scalene) on bass. Stone goes on to describe the song by saying:

“It’s a rock song with a black soul. A metaphor for the shadows we carry with us, trudging through this swamp of mistakes and bad decisions in the hope of reaching something beautiful. Sometimes the beautiful is the ocean we’re drowning in – just gotta learn to swim and, in turn, learn to love the swim.

“I channel pure human evil for this one. It’s not nice. It uses satanic imagery and dialogue as the best depiction of the metaphor, relative and contradictory to two of my most hated facets of humanity – organised religion and forced governance.

“In short, this song is about buckling to all of it. About giving in and living with the pure disdain for our weakness as a species. We are forced to live with, and even enjoy, everything we hate the most just to survive this mess. Totally goes against our natural state of being and where we’re supposed to position ourselves. But we do it anyway.”

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