Grave Digger Posts New Video, “Zombie Dance” Online

It might be the most surprising song Grave Digger has ever released. After nearly four decades of true German heavy metal, the time has come to reach out to different musical influences. After listening to “Zombie Dance” we know for sure that Polka and Metal fit perfect together. This collaboration with their labelmates Russkaja will make you dance, especially when it’s played live on their upcoming “Tour Of The Living Dead”. Be aware!

Chris Boltendahl on “Zombie Dance”:
“Polka and Metal – is that fitting? With “Zombie Dance” we are opening the gate to hell for every incarnate, true metalhead and Grave Digger fan. But to be honest … the symbiosis between Metal and Polka turns out to be perfect and calls on everyone to dance and headbang. You wanted PARTY – you’ve got it !!! With “Zombie Dance” and its video we give you a late summer hit in 2018. Whoever stands still or remains seated while this song is played is already dead or not born yet!!”

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Grave Digger Premiere New Song & Video “Fear of the Living Dead” From Upcoming New Album “The Living Dead”

Germany’s Grave Digger premiere a new song and video titled “Fear of the Living Dead”, taken from their upcoming new album “The Living Dead”, which will be out in stores September 14 via Napalm Records.

Check out now “Fear of the Living Dead” below.

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Children Of Wrath Releases “No Flesh Spared” Album

U.S. Christian blackened death metal project Children of Wrath has a new album out now titled “No Flesh Spared.” Check it out below or grab your own copy at Bandcamp. The full track listing is as follows:

1. The Legacy of Man 01:44
2. The Words 06:15
3. Seven Plagues 05:23
4. The Degenerate City 05:36
5. Forerunner 04:04
6. No Flesh Spared 03:22
7. Grave Digger 06:12
8. By Fire and Sword 04:22
9. The Remnant and The Martyrs 07:03

No Flesh Spared by Children of Wrath

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Fall Of Summer Adds Cattle Decapitation And More To 2017 Lineup

The Fall of Summer team is excited to reveal five new bands the impending 2017 line-up, with the festival’s organizers commenting:

“Let’s get started with a very important project to us, as French metalheads and heavy metal lovers, with a tribute band to the cult heavy metal group Sortilege! Before giving you more details soon, we are very proud to tell you that some original members of the band will come on stage for the occasion!

“Still heavy metal to the core, let’s raise our fist and start the rebellion together with German legends Grave Digger! It’s also a great pleasure for us to welcome the cult American thrash metal band Toxik for a first show in France.

“Last but not least we are glad to announce two great American death metal bands, with grind death masters of Cattle Decapitation and veterans from Broken Hope, who reformed 5 years ago with Jeremy Wagner joined by vocalist Damian Leski from Gorgasm and other talented musicians, without stopping by the Paris area at all. They had to, at some point, and we’re glad it will be at Fall of Summer 2017!”

Tickets for the French Fall of Summer 2017 festival can be obtained over here.

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Metal Law Releases “Hellrider” Album

The 3rd album of Metal Law, the true metallers from Berlin, is titled “Hellrider” and was just released via Metal On Metal Records. Three songs off the album are available below, and Metal On Metal also comments:

“As one can tell from the titles and the cover, these Germans didn’t change their style. The only thing that has changed is the recording and production quality – the new album definitely sounds better than the previous 2 albums of the band. This is pure traditional heavy metal for all those metalheads who can never get enough of Iron Maiden, Manowar, Judas Priest, Accept, old Running Wild, Grave Digger, etc.”

1. Prelude
2. Masquerade
3. Hellrider
4. Thundergod
5. This Dream
6. Lord of Evil
7. Hellride of Steel
8. The Liar
9. In Metal We Trust
10. Power and Glory
11. Invader
12. Crusaders of Light [bonus track]

METAL LAW “Hellrider” by Metal On Metal Records

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Wolves At The Gate Streaming New Song “War In The Time Of Peace”

Wolves At The Gate today releases another single from the upcoming “Types & Shadows” album. Check out “War In The Time Of Peace” in the player below, and you can also pre-order the new album right here.

The full “Types & Shadows” track listing is as follows:

1. Asleep
2. Flickering Flame
3. War in the Time of Peace
4. Anathema
5. The Aftermath
6. Fountain
7. Weary Ground
8. Lowly
9. Broken Bones
10. Convalesce
11. Chasing the Wind
12. Hindsight
13. Grave Digger

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Lineup Update For 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2017 As Public Sales Commence

UMC – promoters for the Original and World’s Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal – have now opened up the 2017 installment to public sales. Check out how to plan your metal vacation using the link below.

In addition, the lineup is taking shape as an additional 20 acts were added to the bill, bringing the total announced at 36 of 60 bands, as follows:

Arch Enemy, Demolition Hammer, Devildriver, Draconinan, Dying Fetus, Gojira, Marduk, Moonsorrow, Omnium Gatherum, Orden Ogan, Revocation, Saltatio Mortis, Serenity, Stamina, Stuck Mojo, Testament, Uli Jon Roth, Unleashed, Vreid and Xandria.

70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 will set sail on February 2nd-6th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and for the first time will port in Haiti at Labadee.

The festival will once again be hosted by The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage – The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator’s Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service. For more information or to book your high seas metal adventure, head on over to 70000tons.com.

Arch Enemy, Demolition Hammer, Devildriver, Draconinan, Dying Fetus, Gojira, Marduk, Moonsorrow, Omnium Gatherum, Orden Ogan, Revocation, Saltatio Mortis, Serenity, Stamina, Stuck Mojo, Testament, Uli Jon Roth, Unleashed, Vreid and Xandria join the previously named 16 acts, with 24 still to be announced:

Amaranthe
Amorphis
Annihilator
Anthrax
Cruachan
Death Angel
Equilibrium
Grave Digger
Haggard
Kalmah
Kamelot
Nile
Orphaned Land
Powerglove
Suffocation
Therion

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Anthrax, Amorphis, Orphaned Land Among First Announced For 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2017

UMC – promoters for the Original and World’s Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal – have unleashed the first barrage of bands that will appear on the 2017 edition of the annual cruise.

The first 16 of 60 bands announced are: Amaranthe, Amorphis, Annihilator, Anthrax, Cruachan, Death Angel, Equilibrium, Grave Digger, Haggard, Kalmah, Kamelot, Nile, Orphaned Land, Powerglove, Suffocation and Therion.

70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 will set sail on February 2nd-6th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and for the first time will port in Haiti at Labadee.

The festival will once again be hosted by The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage – The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator’s Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service. For more information or to book your high seas metal adventure, head on over to 70000tons.com.

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Grave Digger Checks In From The Recording Studio

Germany’s Grave Digger has unveiled the first details for an upcoming studio album, scheduled for an early 2017 release.

The band’s last collection of all-new material, “Return Of The Reaper,” was released in July 2014 via Napalm Records, while the latest album was “Exhumation – The Early Years,” a special 35th-anniversary release containing re-recorded versions of the band’s classics with a dynamic and powerful modern sound.

Grave Digger is now busy in the studio recording a new album. But no rest for the wicked, as the band will be hitting the road in North America with German mates Blind Guardian.

Chris Boltendahl states: “New album, new tour! On January 13th 2017 we will release our brand new and upcoming album! We’re currently in the recording studio and we are so much looking forward to be touring again! We’ll present a huge and intensive metal package live on tour together with Mystic Prophecy, as well as on our album! 36 years of Grave Digger – metal is alive. Forever!”

9/9: Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
9/10: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
9/12: Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s By The Sea
9/13: Chapel Hill, NC @ Cats Cradle
9/15: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
9/16: Worcester, MA @ Palladium
9/19: London, ON @ London Music Hall
9/20: Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot
9/22: Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
9/23: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
9/24: Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s Entertainment Center
9/26: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
9/27: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
9/29: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
9/30: Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex
10/1: Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
10/2: San Diego, CA @ Observatory
10/4: Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
10/5: San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore

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Details On New Album “Project X” Posted By Dark Moor

Spainish power/progressive metal act Dark Moor announced the impending release of the upcoming 10th full length studio effort entitled “Project X.” The album will be released worldwide on November 6th, 2015 via Scarlet Records.

The release will be available in a standard and double digipack edition, with the latter including 5 bonus tracks consisting of re-recordings of tracks taken from the band’s earlier albums.

“Project X” was produced by Luigi Stefanini (Rhapsody Of Fire, Labyrinth, Vision Divine) and Enrik Garcia. The artwork – shown below – was created by Gyula Havancsák (Stratovarius, Grave Digger, Destruction, Annihilator). Three music videos are currently in the works and will be released soon.

The track list is as follows:

1. November 3023
2. Abduction
3. Beyond The Stars
4. Conspiracy Revealed
5. I Want To Believe
6. Bon Voyage!
7. The Existence
8. Imperial Earth
9. Gabriel
10. There’s Something In The Skies

Bonus Tracks (Double Digipack Edition Bonus CD):

1. In The Heart Of Stone
2. Maid Of Orleans
3. Nevermore
4. A New World
5. Somewhere In Dreams

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