Amon Amarth and Ride & Crash Games Launch New Viking Mobile Video Game In 80′s Retro Style

– November 20th, 2017 –

Available immediately, Swedish heavy metal titans Amon Amarth (Metal Blade Records/Sony Music International) – in partnership with Swedish video game developer and publisher Ride & Crash Games AB – has unleashed a new Amon Amarth mobile video game!

The Game. You are Thor and your mission is simple: cleanse Midgard from all of the vile creatures that are threatening the (*ahem*) peaceful Viking way of life. There are three keys to ensure your success:

(1) your hammer, Mjolnir;
(2) your control of the freakin’ thunder and lightning!; and
(3) your fighting spirit is always high thanks to Amon Amarth‘s epic music in retro style blasting from over the horizons and into your ears.

The unique game features four worlds, four epic battles, 12 unique levels and 13 different Amon Amarth tracks with retro video game sounds!

The game is available worldwide to the public for iOS and Android Phones and Tablets for a retail price of $8.99. This link redirects the mobile or tablet user to their correct App Store: tosto.re/amonamarthgame

The idea for the game was conceived in the fall of 2015 when Robert Chirico Willstedt, a video game producer in Stockholm and founder of Ride & Crash Games AB, met Amon Amarth. Robert and the band bonded over epic amounts of beer and a common love of video games, and they started discussing how cool it would be if they could create a video game for Amon Amarth. There and then, the idea was born of a retro style Viking platformer with Amon Amarth music in ’80s sounding square wave format. Robert hand-picked a team of developers and designers to realize the game concept. The band met the development team continuously during the development process to ensure the end product would stay true to the initial vision of the game. This is an authentic Amon Amarth product.

Grab Mjolnir. Blast Amon Amarth. Save Midgard.

Amon Amarth line-up:
Johan Hegg – Vocals
Ted Lundstrom – Bass
Johan Soderberg – Guitar
Olavi Mikkonen – Guitar
Jocke Wallgren – Drums

Amon Amarth online:
http://www.amonamarth.com
http://www.facebook.com/OfficialAmonAmarth
http://twitter.com/amonamarthband
https://www.instagram.com/amonamarth
https://youtube.com/AmonAmarthOfficial
http://giphy.com/amonamarth

Ride & Crash online:
rideandcrash.com

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Ne Obliviscaris Streaming New Guitar Playthrough Of “Urn (Part I) – And Within the Void We Are Breathless”

Today GuitarWorld.com and Ne Obliviscaris have teamed up to premiere an exclusive play-through video of the song “Urn (Part I) – And Within the Void We Are Breathless”. Watch this video below, courtesy of Guitar World.

‘Urn’ is bound to be a career defining moment for the band. The Australian extreme prog stars have honed and re-balanced the key elements of their unique sound to a razor sharp musical edge.

Fierce growls intertwine with emotive vocals, while devastating, intricate guitar riffs and thundering drums play against an unleashed violin and gorgeous string arrangements.
NE OBLIVICARIS innovate the epic, progressive and intense extreme metal forms of expression once again, marking a new peak in the steep rise of the band.

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Morvigor Debuts New Song “No Repentance” From Upcoming New Album “Tyrant”

Morvigor debuts a new song entitled “No Repentance”, taken from the upcoming new album “Tyrant”, which will be out in stores November 11.

Check out now “No Repentance” below.

TRACK LIST:
1. Intro
2. No Repentance
3. The Martyr’s Ascension
4. Interlude
5. Blood of the Pelican
6. Voices
7. Tyrant
8. Outro

MORVIGOR is:
Jesse Peetoom – Vocals
Sytze Andringa – Guitar
Stefan van Delft – Guitar
Brendan Duffy – Drums
Evio Paauw – Bass

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Morvigor Debuts New Song “No Repentance” From Upcoming New Album “Tyrant”

Morvigor debuts a new song entitled “No Repentance”, taken from the upcoming new album “Tyrant”, which will be out in stores November 11.

Check out now “No Repentance” below.

TRACK LIST:
1. Intro
2. No Repentance
3. The Martyr’s Ascension
4. Interlude
5. Blood of the Pelican
6. Voices
7. Tyrant
8. Outro

MORVIGOR is:
Jesse Peetoom – Vocals
Sytze Andringa – Guitar
Stefan van Delft – Guitar
Brendan Duffy – Drums
Evio Paauw – Bass

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Details Of New Album “Beyond The Rain” Issued BY WildeStarr

WildeStarr – featuring the combined talents of 3 of the most dynamic musicians in heavy metal today: Dave Starr (Vicious Rumors, Chastain) on all guitars & bass, London Wilde on vocals (who many regard as highly as Rob Halford, Dio, and Geoff Tate), and power house Josh Foster on drums – are geared up to release the new album “Beyond the Rain” via Scarlet Records on December 8th.

Through three studio albums (“Arrival,” in 2010; “A Tell Tale Heart,” in 2012; and now with “Beyond The Rain,” in 2017), WildeStarr has established itself as the master of its craft with melodic and aggressive metal full of drama, and conveyed via a huge wall of sound. Husband and wife team Dave Starr and London Wilde have been friends for 30 years, and married for over 15 now. This makes the songwriting and chemistry very special and unique in the world of heavy metal.

“Beyond The Rain” takes the listener on a harrowing ride and emotional roller coaster. Some might think its a concept album, but its actually much more than that. The songs are London Wilde’s lyrical expression of pain, torment, hope, and love based on the real life tragic suicide of her brother Gary in 2012. Gary was a gifted musician who suffered the sad pitfalls of many others who pickup the guitar and dream of success in the music biz. After his death, Gary essentially became a not so silent fourth member of the band, and his presence and spirit was deeply felt throughout the songwriting and recording process.

The track listing is:

1. Metamorphose
2. Beyond The Rain
3. Pressing The Wires
4. Double Red
5. Down Cold
6. Rage And Water
7. Crimson Fifths
8. Undersold
9. From Shadow
10. When The Night Falls

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RAM releases video for new single, “On Wings Of No Return”

– October 12th, 2017 –

Swedish heavy metallers RAM will release their striking new album, Rod, on November 3rd via Metal Blade Records! In anticipation of this release, RAM have now unleashed a full production video for the 2nd single, “On Wings Of No Return”, which can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=juR0WfvA6xc

RAM comments: “We assembled the same team that worked on the ‘Flame of the Tyrants’ video, to present this macabre tale of unhealthy fandom, the countryside, digestion of biohazardous waste, chainsaws and family! The song is another RAM neckbreaker that we are certain will become a live classic!”

To watch the lyric video for the first single, “Gulag”, please visit: metalblade.com/ram – where the record can be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–Jewelcase CD
–Digipak CD
–180g black vinyl
–orange red vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–flame splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–red brown marbled vinyl (ebay-exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–transparent orange vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–box-set (limited to 500 copies) with the album on orange-brown/black-marbled vinyl and digipak CD, plus a flag, a back patch, a photo card (hand signed by all members), and the Monuments Of Masters 7″ featuring covers of Venom (“In League With Satan”) and Exciter (“Beyond The Gates Of Doom”).
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

RAM comments about Rod: “We are very proud to release our fifth studio album entitled ‘Rod‘. On this album for the first time ever we wrote a conceptual story over 6 songs, something that we always wanted to do but never got right. This album contains probably our most epic moments to date but it is still definitely Heavy Metal Tyranny!”

Rod track-listing
1. Declaration of Independence
2. On Wings of No Return
3. Gulag
4. A Throne at Midnight
5. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 1: Anno Infinitus
6. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 2: Ignitor
7. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 3: The Cease to Be
8. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 4: Voices of Death
9. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 5: Incinerating Storms
10. Ramrod the Destroyer, Pt. 6: Ashes

RAM line-up:
Oscar Carlquist: Vocals
Morgan Pettersson: Drums
Harry Granroth: Guitar
Martin Jonsson: Guitar
Tobias Petterson: Bass

RAM online:
http://ram-metal.com
https://www.facebook.com/RAMheavymetal

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Guitar Playthrough Clip For “Faces Of Meth” Issued By Narcotic Wasteland

Extreme metal four-piece Narcotic Wasteland – the full-time project of former Nile frontman Dallas Toler-Wade – will release a brand new full-length album, entitled “Delirium Tremens,” on October 13, 2017 via Megaforce Records/MRI. The album is now available for pre-orders via Amazon, with more options coming soon.

A few weeks ago, Narcotic Wasteland surprised fans with a brand new track, “Faces of Meth,” to great acclaim. Today, you can watch a guitar playthrough of the track, courtesy of Dallas Toler-Wade, via Guitar World at this location, or simply clicking in the player at the bottom.

Dallas says, “When writing this song, I was tapping into some of the musical ideas I had in the early 90s. I have always loved the toxic tri-tone sound. So, years ago I figured out a way to play them using my index and middle, then kind of hammering on the next strings over with my middle and pinky. This is all over the two albums in one form or another, and it is something I have quite enjoyed experimenting with over the years.”

“Delirium Tremens” shines a spotlight on negative human behavior, inspired by – but not entirely based on – our country’s addiction epidemic. Narcotic Wasteland named the new album after the title track, which is about delirium tremens, the medical term for symptoms an alcoholic suffers after about three days without a drink. Over the years, many of Toler-Wade’s friends and family have fallen into the abyss of addiction, and some have never returned. of remaining silent about the scourge that has surrounded him, the band addresses it throughout “Delirium Tremens.”

“Delirium Tremens” is a dramatic musical evolution from the band’s first release. Not only is the production better, the chemistry between Ed Rhone and Toler-Wade is impeccable, each feeling out and feeding off of the other’s playing. And bassist Chris Dupre and drummer Phil Cancilla form a whirlwind rhythm section that’s tighter than a locked door. Coupled with trenchant grooves and impacting vocals, “Delirium Tremens” is more than an homage to the band’s favorite musicians, it’s a new style wrought from some of the best pages of the past.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Introspective Nightmares
2. Faces of Meth
3. Return to the Underground
4. We Agnostics
5. In Memoriam (intro)
6. Bleed and Swell
7. Delirium Tremens
8. Self Immolation
9. Life Revolted
10. You Will Die Alone
11. Husk
12. Pharma Culture

Check out the clip here:

Check out Narcotic Wasteland on tour:

10/21 – Greenville, SC @ The Radio Room
10/24 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown
10/25 – Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club
10/26 – OKC, OK @ Thunder Alley
10/27 – Wichita, KS @ The Elbow Room
10/28 – Gallup, NM @ Juggernaut Music
10/29 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Dive Bar
10/30 – San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
10/31 – Anaheim, CA @ Doll Hut
11/01 – Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp
11/03 – Bend, OR @ The Third Street Pub
11/04 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
11/05 – Vancouver, BC @ Astoria
11/07 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room (BRIXX)
11/08 – Calgary, AB @ Dickens Pub
11/09 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Pyramid Cabaret
11/14 – Kansas City, Mo @ The Riot Rook
11/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Pourhouse
11/16 – Appleton, WI @ Gibson Hall
11/17 – Des Moines, ID @ Lefty’s Live Music
11/18 – Omaha, NE @ Dr. Jack’s Drinkery
11/22 – Akron, OH @ The Empire
11/23 – Toronto, On @ Rockpile
11/24 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
11/26 – Westland, MI @ The Token
11/27 – Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
11/28 – Montreal, QC @ Piranha Bar
11/29 – Quebec City, QC @ l’anti bar & spectacles
11/30 – Manchester, NH @ The Jewel
12/01 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution Room
12/02 – Queens, NY @ Blackthorn 51
12/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
12/04 – Wallingford, Ct @ Cherry St. Station
12/06 – Chesapeake, VA @ Riffhouse
12/08 – Charleston, SC @ The Sparrow
12/09 – Orlando, FL @ Bombshells Tavern

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Ensiferum enters worldwide charts for new album, ‘Two Paths’

– September 26th, 2017 –

Ensiferum recently released their new album, Two Paths, via Metal Blade Records; for their efforts, the band has now entered the worldwide charts! See below for all positions:

–#14 Current Hard Music Albums (USA)
–#18 Top New Artist Albums (USA)
–#147 Current Digital Albums (USA)
–#160 Top Current Albums (USA)
–#195 Digital Albums (USA)
–#4 Finland
–#9 Germany
–#18 Switzerland
–#35 Austria
–#43 Independent Album Charts (UK)
–#9 Top Hard Albums (Canada)
–#45 Top 200 (Canada)

You can’t talk about the true greats of folk-inspired melodic death metal without reverent mention of Ensiferum, and with Two Paths they once more affirm their place in the pantheons of the genre. Further building upon the thrilling metallic hybrid honed across six full-lengths, Two Paths is simultaneously the Finnish quintet’s most epic and far-reaching collection and their most organic, which definitely sets it apart from the pack. Additionally, the album literally takes the concept of Two Paths to heart, with two different versions of standout tracks “Don’t You Say” and “God Is Dead”. “Even though Ensiferum has always had clean vocals and choirs, harsh vocals have been the main style, and those songs worked so well with both styles that we decided to include both versions,” explains bassist/vocalist Sami Hinkka. With Mikko P. Mustonen again handling orchestral arrangements and Lassi Logren returning to play nyckelharpa and violin on a few songs, Hinkka is also more than happy that they brought “more bombastic orchestral and down to earth folk aspects” to the record, further fleshing out their vision. This also applies to the contribution of Gyula Havancsak, who provided the artwork for both Two Paths and its predecessor, One Man Army. “It was really nice to work with him again because he always wants to hear our ideas and then he adds his own magic and improvements to them, and the result is always astonishing.”

To preview and purchase Two Paths, please visit: metalblade.com/ensiferum

From September 27th, 2017 onward, Ensiferum will present Two Paths live on stage, splitting their European tour into two parts. The first part will be in September with six dates in three countries, and then in April 2018 there will be an extended tour through many more European countries. In between that time, Ensiferum will visit all other continents. See below for all confirmed shows, with more to be announced soon!

Ensiferum tour dates:
Sept. 26 – Bochum, Germany – Zeche
Sept. 27 – Langen, Germany – Stadthalle
Sept. 28 – Arnhem, Netherlands – Luxor Live
Sept. 29 – Berlin, Germany – SO36
Sept. 30 – Osnabruck, Germany – Hyde Park
Oct. 1 – Paris, France – La Machine

Ensiferum line-up:
Petri Lindroos – Vocals/Guitar
Markus Toivonen – Guitar/Vocals
Sami Hinkka – Bass/Vocals
Janne Parviainen – Drums
Netta Skog – Digital Accordion/Backing vocals

Ensiferum online:
http://www.facebook.com/Ensiferum
http://www.ensiferum.com
http://www.metalblade.com/ensiferum

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Ensiferum launches “making of” documentary video for new album, ‘Two Paths’

– September 14th, 2017 –

Tomorrow (September 15th), Ensiferum will release their seventh full-length, Two Paths, worldwide via Metal Blade Records. Produced by Anssi Kippo, the master was recorded on tape, for a true analog experience. In anticipation of this release, the band has now launched a “making of” documentary video for the album, which can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=iaUE85WKTPw. Fans can also watch the video live now at facebook.com/Ensiferum – where a live stream of the forest green-marbled vinyl edition of Two Paths will take place afterwards.

For another preview of Two Paths, the previous singles (“King of Storms”, “For Those About to Fight for Metal”, “Way of the Warrior”) can be heard at: metalblade.com/ensiferum – where the record can be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–Deluxe wooden box (limited to 2500 copies worldwide)
–Limited edition Digibook CD+DVD
–CD
–180g black vinyl
–turquoise blue-green vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–clear sky blue-marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–blue/orange/yellow-splatter vinyl (Germany exclusive – limited to 200 copies – distributed by Nuclear Blast)
–golden yellow vinyl (Austria exclusive – limited to 200 copies – distributed by Napalm Records)
–olive green-marbled vinyl (Finland exclusive – limited to 100 copies – distributed by Levykauppa)
–clear frost blue-marbled vinyl (China exclusive – limited to 100 copies – distributed by Yamin Records)
–blue-gray-marbled vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
–forest green-marbled vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
–picture disc LP (limited to 500 copies worldwide)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

You can’t talk about the true greats of folk-inspired melodic death metal without reverent mention of Ensiferum, and with Two Paths they once more affirm their place in the pantheons of the genre. Further building upon the thrilling metallic hybrid honed across six full-lengths, Two Paths is simultaneously the Finnish quintet’s most epic and far-reaching collection and their most organic, which definitely sets it apart from the pack. Additionally, the album literally takes the concept of Two Paths to heart, with two different versions of standout tracks “Don’t You Say” and “God Is Dead”. “Even though Ensiferum has always had clean vocals and choirs, harsh vocals have been the main style, and those songs worked so well with both styles that we decided to include both versions,” explains bassist/vocalist Sami Hinkka. With Mikko P. Mustonen again handling orchestral arrangements and Lassi Logren returning to play nyckelharpa and violin on a few songs, Hinkka is also more than happy that they brought “more bombastic orchestral and down to earth folk aspects” to the record, further fleshing out their vision. This also applies to the contribution of Gyula Havancsak, who provided the artwork for both Two Paths and its predecessor, One Man Army. “It was really nice to work with him again because he always wants to hear our ideas and then he adds his own magic and improvements to them, and the result is always astonishing.”

Two Paths track-listing
1. Ajattomasta Unesta
2. For Those About to Fight for Metal
3. Way of the Warrior
4. Two Paths
5. King of Storms
6. Feast with Valkyries
7. Don’t You Say
8. I Will Never Kneel
9. God Is Dead
10. Hail to the Victor
11. Unettomaan Aikaan
12. God Is Dead (Alternative Version)
13. Don’t You Say (Alternative Version)

From September 27th, 2017 onward, Ensiferum will present Two Paths live on stage, splitting their European tour into two parts. The first part will be in September with six dates in three countries, and then in April 2018 there will be an extended tour through many more European countries. In between that time, Ensiferum will visit all other continents. See below for all confirmed shows, with more to be announced soon!

Ensiferum tour dates:
Sept. 26 – Bochum, Germany – Zeche
Sept. 27 – Langen, Germany – Stadthalle
Sept. 28 – Arnhem, Netherlands – Luxor Live
Sept. 29 – Berlin, Germany – SO36
Sept. 30 – Osnabruck, Germany – Hyde Park
Oct. 1 – Paris, France – La Machine

Ensiferum line-up:
Petri Lindroos – Vocals/Guitar
Markus Toivonen – Guitar/Vocals
Sami Hinkka – Bass/Vocals
Janne Parviainen – Drums
Netta Skog – Digital Accordion/Backing vocals

Ensiferum online:
http://www.facebook.com/Ensiferum
http://www.ensiferum.com
http://www.metalblade.com/ensiferum

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Eyes Of The Sun signs worldwide deal with Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records

– September 12th, 2017 –

Photo credit: Sophy Holland

Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of Brooklyn’s doom metal trio Eyes Of The Sun! After releasing their self-titled EP in 2010, and debut full-length Chapter I in 2013, the band is now poised to release their sophomore effort in 2018 via Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records.

Eyes Of The Sun comments: “This is the absolute highlight of our journey and we look forward to the days ahead. We are extremely proud to be part of the Blacklight Media/Metal Blade family and its history. This is a testament to the support of our friends, family and fans that have been with of us throughout the years.”

Chris Santos (Blacklight Media) adds: “The beauty of Blacklight Media, for me, is that I get to work with bands from so many different genres of metal, and am so psyched to be building such a diverse and uniquely different roster of amazing metal bands. On that note, I’m super stoked to be working with my friends Eyes Of the Sun from right here in Brooklyn, who are a crushingly heavy, wall-shaking earthquake of heavy doom with a live sound that has to be heard to be believed.”

Eyes Of The Sun was conceived in early 2007 by bassist/vocalist Jeff Blanchard. Long-time friend Miguel De Jesus Jr. joined the ranks with Jeff a few months later on guitar. Within a few years, and after a couple of past members on second guitar and drums, Chris O’Neil joined as the permanent drummer. As a trio, they performed countless shows over the past 10 years, delivering their unique brand of doom metal – which leaves listeners with a range of emotions, that the band themselves then experience and extract from. The band explains: “It is known throughout the laws of science and nature that the sun creates and sustains life…Now it stands witness to the atrocities, depletion and vile consumption manifested by mankind, which it originally sustained life for. In our way, we portray what is seen through the Eyes Of The Sun.”

Stay tuned for more news about Eyes Of The Sun coming soon!

Eyes Of The Sun line-up:
Jeff Blanchard – Vocals & Bass
Miguel De Jesus Jr. – Guitar
Chris O’Neil – Drums

Eyes Of The Sun online:
https://www.eyesofthesun.net
https://www.facebook.com/eyesofthesun
https://twitter.com/eyesofthesun718
https://www.youtube.com/user/EyesOfTheSunOfficial
https://www.instagram.com/eyesofthesunband/

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