Overkill Posts New Lyric Video “Head Of A Pin” Online

Legendary New Jersey thrashers Overkill will unleash their 19th studio record, “The Wings Of War,” on February 22, 2019, via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band has released the second single entitled, ‘Head Of A Pin’. Watch the lyric video below.

Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth comments, “‘Head of a Pin’ took a long time to come together, it is probably the tune that went through the most changes and the last one I finished. Looking back on its development, the time invested was all well worth it. The tonality of the guitar shines on it and the song goes ‘other places’, traditional with a touch of the down-low-dirty riff, and a sing-along chorus…personally, one of my favorites off ‘The Wings of War.'”

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Killswitch Engage and Parkway Drive announce co-headline “Collapse The World Tour”

– December 17th, 2018 –

Tour kicks off in Spring 2019; After The Burial as support

Parkway Drive and Killswitch Engage have announced a massive co-headline tour, dubbed “Collapse the World.” The trek will take place in Spring 2019, kicking off on April 18 in San Francisco and running through May 16 in Milwaukee. After The Burial will be in the lineup as support and the tour will be sponsored by Revolver. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, December 21 at 10am local time.

“After having the pleasure of destroying stages all over Australia with the Parkway guys just over a month ago, we couldn’t be more stoked to share the stage with them once again, this time in the States,” said KsE frontman Jesse Leach. Parkway Drive puts on an incredible live show and we are excited to combine forces and bring the energy every night to a town near you. I am absolutely certain fans of both bands are in for a hell of a time. This will be one for the memories for sure – let’s rage!”

“This co-headlining tour with Killswitch Engage is a landmark for Parkway Drive in North America,” said Parkway Drive‘s frontman Winston McCall. “Having smashed our way across the land for over a decade now, it is a humbling and defining moment to be sharing this slot with true heavy metal icons and personal heroes. We have always aimed to maintain the highest standard of energy, connection and entertainment at our shows, a standard that has been set and maintained by KSE their entire career. The concept of how epic this tour will be is mind blowing to me. Bring on the insanity!”

Killswitch Engage and Parkway Drive tour dates
w/ After The Burial

Apr. 18 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre*
Apr. 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium**
Apr. 20 – Mesa, AZ – 98 KUPD – Ufest***
Apr. 22 – Colorado Springs, CO – City Auditorium**
Apr. 23 – Wichita, KS – Cotillion Ballroom*
Apr. 24 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom**
Apr. 26 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom*
Apr. 27 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater**
Apr. 28 – Houston, TX – So What?! Music Festival***
Apr. 30 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater**
May 1 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre*
May 4 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle**
May 5 – Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium*
May 7 – Niagara Falls, NY – The Rapids Theatre**
May 9 – New York, NY – Terminal 5*
May 10 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall*
May 11 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall (Outdoors)**
May 12 – Rockingham, NC – Epicenter^^
May 14 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring*
May 15 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit**
May 16 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Club Stage*
May 17-19 – Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple**
*Killswitch Engage closes show
**Parkway Drive closes show
***Festival
^^Festival – KsE Only
^Parkway Drive only

About Killswitch Engage:
Formed in 1999 out of western Massachusetts, Killswitch Engage are often credited as one of the most influential metal acts in the last 20 years. Twice Grammy-nominated, they’ve sold over 3 million records worldwide, with The End of Heartache and As Daylight Dies both certified Gold in the U.S. The band has enjoyed multiple Top 10-charting albums, with 2016′s Incarnate landing at #6 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 on the Current Rock Albums chart, and debuting at #1 overall in Canada, #5 in Australia, and #10 in both the UK and Germany, a testament to the band’s international reach.

As co-founders of Killswitch Engage, guitarist/backing vocalist Adam Dutkiewicz, guitarist Joel Stroetzel, bassist Mike D’Antonio, and lead vocalist Jesse Leach (who returned four years ago after a decade-long absence) together with longtime drummer Justin Foley continue to make trend-resistant, timeless heavy music that feeds the soul, touches the heart, and strengthens the mind. Spending much of their career on the road, Killswitch Engage have enjoyed premium slots on major U.S. tours, including OzzFest, Warped Tour, Taste of Chaos, Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest, Music As a Weapon, and Trespass America, as well as countless international festivals around the globe. Having shared the stage with acts ranging from Rise Against to Slayer, the diversity and versatility of their touring is unparalleled. Their songs have been featured on Guitar Hero III, Rock Band, John Madden, the Resident Evil III soundtrack, and as entrance music for WWE wrestling champ CM Punk. The band’s compelling history can be seen in their latest release, Beyond the Flames: Home Video Vol II, a treasure trove of gripping content, containing 3.5 hours of footage, including a 75-minute documentary that chronicles the return of original vocalist Leach after nearly a decade away from the band he helped form, as well as tons of live footage from around the globe. The band recently announced its signing to Metal Blade Records, with a new album planned for 2019.

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About Parkway Drive:
The five-piece metal band from Byron Bay, Australia formed in 2002. The band features vocalist Winston McCall, guitarists Luke Kilpatrick and Jeff Ling, bassist Jia O’Connor, and drummer Ben Gordon. For more than a decade, the band has stood at the forefront of heavy music worldwide, matching their uncompromising urgency with a powerful musicality. Parkway Drive has released six studio albums, all on Epitaph: Killing with a Smile (2005), Horizons (2007), Deep Blue (2010), Atlas (2012), IRE (2015), and Reverence (2018). The band has also released two platinum-selling DVDs, one EP, a split album with I Killed The Prom Queen, and one book.

Reverence, produced by longtime Parkway Drive sound engineer George Hadjichristou, is the band’s most sonically adventurous album and their most personal album to date. With its barrage of heart-shredding anthems, the album was closely informed by a series of tragedies the band had endured over the past few years. Reverence debuted in the US at #2 Current Hard Music, #34 Billboard Top 200 and #2 Current Rock Albums. The album debuted #1 in Australia and recently won the 2018 ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album.

Globally praised for their powerful live show, the band has had massive performances at festivals all over the world including Welcome to Rockville (US), Aftershock (US), Carolina Rebellion (US), Northern Invasion (US), Rock on the Range (US), Warped Tour (US), Montebello Rockfest (CA), Rock Am Ring (DE), Rock Im Park (DE), Hurricane/Southside (DE), Download Festival (UK), Reading and Leeds (UK). Greenfield (CH), Nova Rock (AT), Lowlands (NL), and Pukkelpop (BE).

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Rivers of Nihil announces USA headlining tour with Entheos, Conjurer, Wolf King

– December 13th, 2018 –

Currently wrapping up their European tour with Revocation, Archspire, and Soreption, Rivers of Nihil will head back out on the road again stateside this March/April – this time, headlining the trek with Entheos, Conjurer, and Wolf King as support!

Rivers of Nihil comments: “We are excited to head out on our first full US headlining tour. Entheos, Conjurer, and Wolf King are all bands that are making big waves in their respective fields and we are honored to have them as part of this fantastic package.
We are also excited to be bringing a healthy dose of material from our newest album out with us this time, in addition to some old favorites.
See you on the road.”

See below for all dates!

Rivers of Nihil tour dates
w/ Revocation, Archspire, Soreption

Dec. 13 – Bilbao, Spain @ Stage Live
Dec. 14 – Pau, France @ l’Ampli
Dec. 15 – Paris, France @ Petit Bain
Dec. 16 – London, UK @ Underworld
Dec. 17 – Birmingham, UK @ Mama Roux
Dec. 18 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
Dec. 19 – Manchester, UK @ Rebellion
Dec. 20 – Brussels, Belgium @ Magasin 4
Dec. 21 – Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Doornroosje
Dec. 22 – Essen, Germany @ Turock

Rivers of Nihil tour dates
w/ Entheos, Conjurer, Wolf King

Mar. 1 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
Mar. 2 – Cleveland, OH @ The Foundry
Mar. 3 – Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
Mar. 4 – Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
Mar. 5 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
Mar. 6 – Milwaukee, WI @ Club Garibaldi
Mar. 7 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Mar. 8 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
Mar. 9 – Englewood, CO @ Moe’s
Mar. 10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Mar. 12 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
Mar. 13 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Mar. 14 – Portland, OR @ Paris Theatre
Mar. 16 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
Mar. 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
Mar. 18 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
Mar. 19 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
Mar. 21 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
Mar. 22 – Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
Mar. 23 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Mar. 24 – New Orleans, LA @ Santos Bar
Mar. 26 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
Mar. 27 – Margate, FL @ O’Malley’s
Mar. 28 – Orlando, FL @ The Haven
Mar. 29 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Hell)
Mar. 30 – Nashville, TN @ The End
Mar. 31 – Greenville, SC @ The Radio Room
Apr. 2 – Fayetteville, NC @ Drunk Horse Pub
Apr. 3 – Chesapeake, VA @ Riffhouse Pub
Apr. 4 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
Apr. 5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
Apr. 6 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar

Rivers of Nihil tour dates
w/ Ne Obliviscaris, Caligula’s Horse, Beyond Creation, Allegaeon

May 9 – Adelaide, Australia @ Lion Arts Factory
May 10 – Melbourne, Australia @ 170 Russell
May 11 – Sydney, Australia @ Manning Bar
May 12 – Brisbane, Australia @ The Triffid

Rivers of Nihil will be touring in support of their recently released album, Where Owls Know My Name – which debuted on the Billboard and Canadian music charts upon its release in March: #3 Top New Artist Albums (Billboard / USA), #9 Current Hard Music Albums (Billboard / USA), #57 Top 200 Current Albums (Billboard / USA), #61 Top 200 Albums (Billboard / USA), #50 Top 200 Chart (Canada), #10 Top Hard Music Charts (Canada). Named “one of the best progressive death metal albums in years” (HeavyBlogIsHeavy.com), Where Owls Know My Name can be previewed and purchased at: metalblade.com/riversofnihil. The latest video – the album’s title track – can be viewed at: youtu.be/LBAXZto7uVc

Rivers of Nihil line-up:
Jake Dieffenbach – Vocals
Brody Uttley – Guitar
Jon Topore – Guitar
Adam Biggs – Bass/Vocals
Jared Klein – Drums

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Epic melodic death metallers Nothgard post tour recap and launch video for “Guardians Of Sanity”

– December 12th, 2018 –

Epic Melodic Death Metallers Nothgard have just finished their live activities for 2018. Bandleader Dom R. Crey comments: “Wow, what a blast! Four weeks, countless shows all over Europe and an incredibly awesome time. At the end of October, we started with the guys of Parasite Inc. in the ‘Malady X‘ release-tour, and would like to thank all those who came to the shows. The energy that our fans put up here was fantastic. We had never expected that lyrics of the new songs would be shouted at us during those shows – incredible! Just as great was the subsequent European tour with our Finnish brothers in mind, Omnium Gatherum & Wolfheart. Again, a big thank you to all our fans in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, Hungary and Co – you know who you are!”

Nothgard filmed an abundance of material during their latest tour; the band has now launched a video for the Malady X track, “Guardians Of Sanity”, which can be viewed at: youtu.be/oeOGTz3dmvc

Dom R. Crey comments: “We have managed to film a new video on tour, this time as a live performance for the song ‘Guardians of Sanity’ from our new album ‘Malady X‘. Camera and editing was handled by Wolfheart mastermind Tuomas Saukkonen, who is also producing the clips for his own band. If you couldn’t come to the shows you now have the chance to get a glimpse of our live performance to headbang through your house!”

Nothgard has entered the official German album charts with their latest album Malady X, at position 53! To preview and purchase Malady X, please visit: metalblade.com/nothgard

Nothgard are working now on festival appearances for 2019. Stay tuned.

Nothgard line-up:
Dom R. Crey – Vocals, Lead Guitar, Studio Keyboards
Skaahl – Guitars
Nico Kolja – Bass, Backing Vocals
Felix Indra – Drums

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Monte Pittman announces North American tour with Tony MacAlpine, Lonero

– December 11th, 2018 –

Starting January 27th, Monte Pittman will head out on the road as direct support to Tony MacAlpine, with special guest Lonero. Monte Pittman comments: “I’m excited and honored to hit the road opening for Tony MacAlpine. We’re playing some of the cities I recently played while opening for Sebastian Bach earlier in the fall, so I’m really looking forward to getting back there. This is going to be a great way to start the year.”

See below for all dates!

Monte Pittman tour dates
w/ Tony MacAlpine, Lonero

Jan. 27 – San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
Jan. 28 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
Jan. 30 – El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Live
Jan. 31 – Austin, TX – Dirty Dog Bar
Feb. 1 – Corpus Christi, TX – Boozer’s Rock Bar
Feb. 10 – Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
Feb. 11 – Nashville, TN – The End
Feb. 13 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
Feb. 14 – Minneapolis, MN – Lee’s Liquor Lounge
Feb. 15 – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
Feb. 16 – Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
Feb. 17 – Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
Feb. 18 – McKinney, TX – Guitar Sanctuary
Feb. 20 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
Feb. 23 – Longwood, FL – Shovelhead Live

Monte Pittman will be touring in support of his two new solo albums: Better Or Worse and Between The Space. Monte comments:
“The album ‘Between The Space‘ is a heavy album that gets straight to the point as soon as it starts. The theme is about connection, alignment, and what divides those things. As always when I write, my goal is coming up with the material that fits in my live show. I did everything on these albums. I wrote it all, I played every instrument, I recorded it, and I mixed it. The only thing I didn’t do was the artwork (by Aaron Lea) and mastering (by Alan Douches). It was a challenge having so many tasks. It was a luxury being able to take the time and get everything just how I wanted it. It was a learning experience, and it was a lot of fun making it.

The album ‘Better Or Worse‘ is an acoustic album but it feels like a heavy album. The theme is about being attached to something or being unattached. It could be an idea or a thought process. The softest part of the album has the heaviest lyrics. It builds instrumentally as the album progresses. I wanted the tone of each track to be a little different from each other. ‘Better Or Worse‘ and ‘Between The Space‘ both mirror each other and they are polar opposites. The idea is to have something there for the people who like my heavy music, something for the people who like my acoustic music, and something for the people who like the variety of both.”

To preview and purchase both albums, please visit: metalblade.com/montepittman. The latest live video for the track “Evidence” can be viewed at: youtu.be/EXTyUtr0WTw

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Hamferð releases live video of “Evst”

– December 4th, 2018 –

Set to play live shows in Scandinavia this week

Faroese doomsters Hamferð have released a live video recording of “Evst”, the title track off the band’s 2013 debut LP. The song was performed at the release show for their latest album, Támsins likam, on March 17th, 2018 at the old Sjonleikarahusið theater in Torshavn, Faroe Islands. Watch the video now at: youtu.be/T-XPLG40vSA

Hamferð previously released the live recorded video of “Stygd” from the same concert, the second track off Támsins likam, released on Metal Blade earlier this year. See it here: youtu.be/pLtwVGB7f60

Singer Jon Aldara comments: “This concert was a meticulous production in regards to performance, sound and lighting, and we felt it was the perfect opportunity to record it properly. It’s a great feeling to have a live recording of Hamferð that does not come from an iPhone or from a festival production that we had little to no control over. We took everything in our own hands and went the whole nine yards with a brilliant crew and all the high-end equipment we could get our hands on. Luckily, I really think it shows!”

Hamferð will head out on a tour of Scandinavia this week, notably playing Sweden for the first time in their 10-year long career. See below for all dates!

Hamferð tour dates
w/ Svartmalm

Dec. 5 – Kobenhavn, Denmark – Beta 2300
Dec. 6 – Odense, Denmark – Posten
Dec. 7 – Goteborg, Sweden – Sticky Fingers w/ October Tide
Dec. 8 – Oslo, Norway – Revolver
Dec. 9 – Trondheim, Norway – Hjorten Scene

Támsins likam was released in January via Metal Blade Records! To preview and purchase the album, please visit: metalblade.com/hamferd

Hamferð line-up:
Jon Aldara – Vocals
John Egholm – Guitar
Theodor Kapnas – Guitar
Isak Petersen – Bass
Esmar Joensen – Keyboards
Remi Johannesen – Drums

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The Crown announces vinyl re-issues for ‘Crowned In Terror’, ‘Crowned Unholy’ and ‘Possessed 13′

– November 27th, 2018 –

European tour to kick off in December

Unholy Swedish Deathrace Kings The Crown have just announced vinyl re-issues for three of their classic albums: Crowned In Terror, Crowned Unholy, and Possessed 13. Available January 11th, fans can pre-order copies now from indiemerch.com, EMP, or eBay!

See below for an overview of all versions:

Crowned In Terror LP re-issue
–180 g black vinyl
–Amber marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 copies; EU exclusive)
–Clear teal marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 copies; EU exclusive)
–Bone white marbled vinyl (ltd. 100 copies; EU exclusive)
–Orange-brown marbled vinyl (ltd. 300 copies; USA exclusive)

Crowned Unholy LP re-issue
–180 g black vinyl
–Dead gold marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 copies; EU exclusive)
–Opaque golden yellow marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 copies; EU exclusive)
–Clear/black marbled vinyl (ltd. 100 copies; EU exclusive)
–Clear old gold marbled vinyl (ltd. 300 copies; USA exclusive)

Possessed 13 LP re-issue
–180 g black vinyl
–Cool grey marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 copies; EU exclusive)
–Red/black marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 copies; EU exclusive)
–Smoke clear vinyl (ltd. 100 copies; EU exclusive)
–White/red marbled vinyl (ltd. 300 copies; USA exclusive)

The Crown will embark on a short European run in December, featuring support from Svart Crown, Bleeding Gods, Temnein and Bleeding Utopia! See below for all dates.

The Crown tour dates
w/ Svart Crown, Bleeding Gods, Temnein, Bleeding Utopia

Dec. 10 – Aarhus, Denmark – Voxhall
Dec. 11 – Hamburg, Germany – Bambi Galore
Dec. 12 – Erfurt, Germany – From Hell
Dec. 13 – Mannheim, Germany – MS Connexion
Dec. 14 – Sursee, Switzerland – Kulturwerk 118
Dec. 15 – Chapelle-Lez-Herlaimont, Belgium – Le Cercle

The Crown will be touring in support of their latest album, Cobra Speed Venom. Produced by Fredrik Nordstrom at the classic Studio Fredman, Cobra Speed Venom is massive, brutal and a real punch in the face. Extreme speed and aggression mixed with classic heavy metal and rock n’ roll, which really shows that The Crown has no boundaries. The apocalyptic theme of the lyrics and music also fits perfectly with the outstanding artwork of Christian Sloan Hall. To preview and purchase Cobra Speed Venom, please visit: metalblade.com/thecrown

The Crown line-up:
Johan Lindstrand – Vocals
Magnus Olsfelt – Bass
Marko Tervonen – Guitar
Robin Sorqvist – Lead guitar and backing vocals
Henrik Axelsson – Drums

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The Crown announces vinyl re-issues for ‘Crowned In Terror’, ‘Crowned Unholy’ and ‘Possessed 13′

– November 27th, 2018 –

European tour to kick off in December

Unholy Swedish Deathrace Kings The Crown have just announced vinyl re-issues for three of their classic albums: Crowned In Terror, Crowned Unholy, and Possessed 13. Available January 11th, fans can pre-order copies now from indiemerch.com, EMP, or eBay!

See below for an overview of all versions:

Crowned In Terror LP re-issue
–180 g black vinyl
–Amber marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 copies; EU exclusive)
–Clear teal marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 copies; EU exclusive)
–Bone white marbled vinyl (ltd. 100 copies; EU exclusive)
–Orange-brown marbled vinyl (ltd. 300 copies; USA exclusive)

Crowned Unholy LP re-issue
–180 g black vinyl
–Dead gold marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 copies; EU exclusive)
–Opaque golden yellow marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 copies; EU exclusive)
–Clear/black marbled vinyl (ltd. 100 copies; EU exclusive)
–Clear old gold marbled vinyl (ltd. 300 copies; USA exclusive)

Possessed 13 LP re-issue
–180 g black vinyl
–Cool grey marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 copies; EU exclusive)
–Red/black marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 copies; EU exclusive)
–Smoke clear vinyl (ltd. 100 copies; EU exclusive)
–White/red marbled vinyl (ltd. 300 copies; USA exclusive)

The Crown will embark on a short European run in December, featuring support from Svart Crown, Bleeding Gods, Temnein and Bleeding Utopia! See below for all dates.

The Crown tour dates
w/ Svart Crown, Bleeding Gods, Temnein, Bleeding Utopia

Dec. 10 – Aarhus, Denmark – Voxhall
Dec. 11 – Hamburg, Germany – Bambi Galore
Dec. 12 – Erfurt, Germany – From Hell
Dec. 13 – Mannheim, Germany – MS Connexion
Dec. 14 – Sursee, Switzerland – Kulturwerk 118
Dec. 15 – Chapelle-Lez-Herlaimont, Belgium – Le Cercle

The Crown will be touring in support of their latest album, Cobra Speed Venom. Produced by Fredrik Nordstrom at the classic Studio Fredman, Cobra Speed Venom is massive, brutal and a real punch in the face. Extreme speed and aggression mixed with classic heavy metal and rock n’ roll, which really shows that The Crown has no boundaries. The apocalyptic theme of the lyrics and music also fits perfectly with the outstanding artwork of Christian Sloan Hall. To preview and purchase Cobra Speed Venom, please visit: metalblade.com/thecrown

The Crown line-up:
Johan Lindstrand – Vocals
Magnus Olsfelt – Bass
Marko Tervonen – Guitar
Robin Sorqvist – Lead guitar and backing vocals
Henrik Axelsson – Drums

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Skull Pit (feat. Mem of Exumer and Tatsu of Church Of Misery) releases new single, “Blood Titan”

– November 6th, 2018 –

On November 16th, Metal Blade Records will finally release Skull Pit, the debut album by American/Japanese collaboration Skull Pit!

Skull Pit is a tale of two musicians from opposite sides of the heavy metal spectrum and the planet: Tatsu, hailing from Tokyo/Japan, is the bassist and mastermind behind the internationally acclaimed doom outfit Church Of Misery; Mem, from New York/USA, is the singer and front-man of German thrash pioneers Exumer!

For a preview of Skull Pit, the new single, “Blood Titan”, can be heard at: youtu.be/654Ru-5KdTU

Skull Pit vocalist Mem comments: “‘Blood Titan’ is a straight up stomper with a very recognizable chorus that could’ve been on Motorhead‘s ‘Bomber’ album or any late 70s/early 80s NWOBHM record for that matter. We were very happy with the guitar tones on this song as they appear to conjure up the spirit of the late Fast Eddie Clarke.”

To hear the previous singles, “Fire Breather” and “Marauders”, please visit: metalblade.com/skullpit – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:
–ltd. Digipak-CD
–180 g black vinyl
–silver/black marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 – EU-exclusive)
–red/black marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 – EU-exclusive)
–gold/black splattered vinyl (ltd. 100 – EU-exclusive)
–gold/silver splattered vinyl (ltd. 100 – US-exclusive)

The two veterans endeavored to combine their favorite elements of bands like Motorhead along with the countless outfits of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal into one blistering and highly energetic nine-track album. The songs on Skull Pit‘s debut are a clear departure from what Exumer or Church Of Misery usually sound like. Stepping away from Exumer‘s lighting fast rhythms and Church of Misery‘s slowed down, Iommi-inspired riffs, Skull Pit creates melodies in the vein of 70s hard rock and 80s NWOBHM with Lemmy’s punk attitude.

Mixed in Tokyo by O-mi Kihara, Skull Pit was recorded in New York and Japan during Exumer‘s and Church of Misery‘s time off from playing live around the globe. The result is a free-flowing album that switches effortlessly between genres and boundaries, but always with the intent to deliver a razor sharp riff or a memorable hook.

Skull Pit didn’t shy away from further expanding their all-inclusive attitude when it came to choosing and recording a cover song as a bonus track: Rose Tattoo‘s “All the Lessons”. The song features Brian “Mitts” Daniels (ex-Madball), who produced Mem’s vocal tracks in New York.

Skull Pit track-listing
1. Double Cross
2. Roller
3. Fire Breather
4. Year Of The Dog
5. Soul Raiders
6. Blood Titan
7. Marauders
8. The Line
9. Wolf Spirit
10. All The Lessons (bonus track)

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Epic melodic death metallers Nothgard release video for 3rd single, “Fall of an Empire”

– October 19th, 2018 –

Epic Melodic Death Metallers Nothgard have just released their third video clip in support of their upcoming new album, Malady X, which is due out next Friday (Oct. 26th)! Head over to youtu.be/LIE8UWi7oV8 to watch the video for “Fall Of An Empire”!

Bandleader Dom R. Crey comments about “Fall Of An Empire”: “Finally the time has come and we can share the third single with you. ‘Fall Of An Empire’ was a real challenge for us, but it was worth it. We flew specially to Rome and shot there in an absolutely brilliant location, a sulfur desert, and simply wanted to breathe life into the intention of the lyrics and to do justice to them. ‘Fall Of An Empire’ is symbolic of many things that concern us. Packed in a thriller-like story with great actors, a video you should not miss out on!”

For another preview of Malady X, the previous singles (“Malady X” and “Epitaph”) can be heard at: metalblade.com/nothgard – where the album can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–ltd. 1st ed. Digipak-CD
–box set (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–180g black vinyl
–dead gold marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–light grey marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–red/black marbled vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 120 copies)
–clear/black marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

Nothgard has recorded Malady X at Def-Creation and & Southern Deathcult studios and called the renowned Jens Bogren (Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Kreator, Opeth, etc.) for mastering duties. The result is an album full of epic melodic death metal anthems!

Malady X track-listing
1. Voyage To Decay (Intro)
2. Malady X
3. Shades Of War
4. Guardians Of Sanity
5. Epitaph
6. Deamonium I
7. Serpent Hollow
8. Devil Will Know
9. Fall Of An Empire
10. Herald Of Death
11. Black Horizon
12. Eye For An Eye (ltd. Digi-CD bonus)
13. Ninja (ltd. Digi-CD bonus)

Nothgard will play special release shows at the end of October, along with friends Parasite Inc.. See below for dates!

Nothgard release shows
w/ Parasite Inc.

Oct. 26 – Jena, Germany – F-Haus
Oct. 27 – Markneukirchen, Germany – Warwick Music Hall
Oct. 28 – Ingolstadt, Germany – Eventhalle Westpark *with Equilibrium
Oct. 31 – Linda, Germany – Vaudeville
Nov. 1 – Vocklabruck, Austria – Okh

Nothgard will also join forces with Finnish epic melodic death metallers Omnium Gatherum and Wolfheart for the “Burning Cold Over Europe 2018″ tour this November. See below for all dates!

Nothgard tour dates
w/ Omnium Gatherum, Wolfheart

Nov. 7 – Munich, Germany – Backstage
Nov. 8 – Hamburg, Germany – Kaiserkeller
Nov. 9 – Berlin, Germany – Bi Nuu
Nov. 10 – Stuttgart, Germany – ClubCANN
Nov. 11 – Prague, Czech Republic – Nova Chmelnice
Nov. 12 – Budapest, Hungary – Durer Kert 041
Nov. 13 – Vienna, Austria – Szene
Nov. 15 – Essen, Germany – Turock
Nov. 16 – London, United Kingdom – The Dome
Nov. 17 – Rotterdam, Netherlands – Baroeg
Nov. 18 – Vosselaar, Belgium – Biebop
Nov. 19 – Paris, France – Le Petit Bain
Nov. 21 – Madrid, Spain – Copernico
Nov. 22 – Barcelona, Spain – Boveda
Nov. 23 – Lyon, France – MJC O Totem
Nov. 24 – Lucerne, Switzerland – Schuur
Nov. 25 – Trier, Germany – Mergener Hof

Nothgard line-up:
Dom R. Crey – Vocals, Lead Guitar, Studio Keyboards
Skaahl – Guitars
Nico Kolja – Bass, Backing Vocals
Felix Indra – Drums

Nothgard online:
https://www.facebook.com/Nothgard
https://twitter.com/nothgard
https://www.instagram.com/nothgard
http://www.nothgard.com

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