Coldspell Releases “Forevermore” Video

Today Coldspell releases a music video for the song “Forevermore,” taken from “A New World Arise,” which drops today — September 22nd. The album was recorded at various studios throughout Sweden and once again mixed by Tommy Hansen (Pretty Maids, Helloween, Jorn).

1. Forevermore
2. Call of the Wild (watch the video here)
3. It Hurts
4. Miles Away
5. Signs
6. Love Me Like You Do
7. This is Me
8. Get to the Top
9. Wait Until Tomorrow
10. Losing My Mind
11. Just One Night
12. A New World Arise

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Anubis Gate Finishes Recording New Album

Anubis Gate has wrapped up work on a new album to follow 2014’s “Horizons.” The band just issued this brief statement:

“Jacob Hansen and Kim on their usual end of mix selfie. Meaning NEW ANUBIS GATE ALBUM IS FINISHED. And it is sounding bloody fantastic.”

For more pics from the recording process for the upcoming album, head over to the Anubis Gate Facebook profile here.

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Signs Of Chaos Posts “Taking You Out” Lyric Video

Ottawa, ON’s Signs Of Chaos has posted a new lyric video for the track “Taking You Out” from the brutally hard hitting EP “Watch It Burn.”

The EP was produced by SOC, mixed and mastered by bassist Tom “Big Dirty” Hansen, and tracked by Topon Das of Fuck The Facts at Apartment 2 studios.

1. Taking You Out (3:28)
2. No Guilt (4:05)
3. All Kinds of Sick (4:37)
4. Monster (3:41)
5. Break You (5:08)
6. Watch It Burn (11:26)

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Music Video For New Song “Born Free” Issued By Hansen & Friends

Coinciding with the exclusive one-time performance at this year’s Wacken Open Air Festival, legendary metal pioneer Kai Hansen premieres the official music video for his first single “Born Free” today. It is the first time fans are able to listen to a song from Hansen’s solo debut “XXX – Three Decades In Metal”.

The album will be released as CD, 2CD Special Edition incl. all 11 songs with Hansen on vocals, 2LP and digital on September 16th through earMUSIC.

Shot at Chameleon Studio in Hamburg where the album also was recorded, the video for “Born Free” perfectly captures the essence of the song. Starting with the line “Born in the city of Hamburg, in 1963…,” Kai sets the direction for his solo debut – a reference, a bow to his home town which is also represented in the images.

Hansen roars into the mic like his life depends on it – like a wild, unleashed beast – and breaks free with liberating screams. Add explosive guitar solos, heavy riffs and the stellar line up that is Alex Dietz (guitar player of Heaven Shall Burn) on bass, Eike Freese on guitar and phenomenal drummer Daniel Wilding (Carcass) to the mix, and you get everything you ever searched for in metal/hard rock. Guest stars to appear on the album include: Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian), Marcus Bischoff (Heaven Shall Burn), Bill Steer (Carcass), Michael Amott (Arch Enemy), Sami Yli-Sirniö (Kreator) and Jeff Walker (Carcass).

Or as Hansen puts it in “Born Free”: “It made me feel so groovy – it gave me instant heat.”
And thus a new metal hymn is born. A hymn that will get fans all over the globe to stand up proud and shout “I am BORN FREE – NO LIMITS IN THE SKY”.

Check out the clip here:

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Silence Lies Fear Releasing New Album “Future: The Return”

Silence Lies Fear is gearing up to release a new album in July, which was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios.

A preview for the album, titled “Future: The Return,” can be heard below. You can also stream Silence Lies Fear’s previous release “The Storm Looming Ahead” at Bandcamp here.

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Second Preview Clip Of New Album “Empire Of The Undead” Posted By Gamma Ray

German power metal act Gamma Ray, featuring Helloween founder Kai Hansen, released another preview teaser for the band’s upcoming new release “Empire of the Undead.” The preview clip features an interview segment featuring Hansen discussing the challenges of making the new release. The album is set to drop March 28th via earMusic.

Check out the preview here:

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ABORTED Announce New Album, Spring Tour With KATAKLYSM

The venerable Belgian CARCASS-clones known collectively as ABORTED have announced their eighth album, The Necrotic Manifesto. While a specific release date has yet to be set, the band has entered Hansen Studio under the guidance of producer and probably owner, Jacob Hansen. Hansen has worked with such diverse, but not necessarily good, acts as VOLBEAT, […]

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ABORTED Announce New Album, Spring Tour With KATAKLYSM

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Gamma Ray To Unleash "Skeletons & Majesties Live" Set Next Month

Legendary German power metallers Gamma Ray will unleash “Skeletons & Majesties Live” as a two-CD set next month via Eagle Rock imprint Armoury Records. Set for North American release on December 4th, 2012, “Skeletons & Majesties Live” is a near two-hour magnum opus spanning the band’s history and includes classics as well as tracks which were under-represented to date.

A DVD version will be released stateside in January. “Skeletons & Majesties Live” was recorded and filmed during the band’s 2011 European tour at the legendary Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland and is the first properly HD-filmed live video production of the band’s 20+ year career.

“The [2011 released] EP, Skeletons & Majesties, is practically a continuation of our Skeletons In The Closet concept, in other words: new versions of songs which didn’t receive the attention they deserve, as well as unplugged versions of some of our classics,” notes founding vocalist/guitarist Kai Hansen.

As a special bonus, to accompany the Hansen-penned Helloween classic on stage, Gamma Ray enlisted the services of former Helloween frontman Michael Kiske. In addition, Kiske can be heard and seen on “Time To Break Free” and “A While In Dreamland.”

The release of “Skeletons & Majesties Live” will mark the beginning of an eventful 2013 for Gamma Ray: after Hansen stayed true to his word and spent 2012 concentrating mainly on his second band, Unisonic, he and his three colleagues, guitarist Henjo Richter, bassist Dirk Schlächter and new addition, drummer Michael Ehré are now focusing exclusively on Gamma Ray once again. A co-headlining European tour with Helloween has been scheduled for March and will also mark the arrival of a new Gamma Ray studio recording. Stay tuned for release dates and further details.

“Gamma Ray will have top priority in 2013,” comments Hansen, “and Skeletons & Majesties Live is the perfect harbinger of this!”

The “Skeletons & Majesties” live track listing is as follows:

CD1

01. Welcome (Intro)
02. Anywhere In The Galaxy
03. Men, Martians and Machines
04. The Spirit
05. Wings Of Destiny
06. Farewell
07. Gamma Ray
08. Money
09. Time To Break Free
10. Rebellion In Dreamland (Acoustic)
11. Send Me A Sign (Acoustic)

CD2

01. Induction
02. Dethrone Tyranny
03. Watcher In The Sky
04. Hold Your Ground
05. A While In Dreamland
06. Rise
07. Brothers
08. Insurrection
09. Future World

DVD Track Listing:
01. Anywhere In The Galaxy
02. Men, Martians And Machines
03. The Spirit
04. Wings Of Destiny
05. Farewell
06. Gamma Ray
07. Money
08. Time To Break Free (w/ Michael Kiske)
09. Rebellion In Dreamland (acoustic)
10. Send Me A Sign (acoustic)
11. Dethrone Tyranny
12. Watcher In The Sky
13. Hold Your Ground
14. A While In Dreamland (w/ Michael Kiske)
15. Rise
16. Brothers
17. Insurrection
18. Future World (w/ Michael Kiske)

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Coldspell Gearing Up To Record New Album In December

Sweden’s Coldspell has checked in with the following update about gearing up to begin recording a new album:

“Finally – we have a date for the start of the recording of the new album! We will enter studio on the 7th of December and then we will get this album ready to Rock in spring 2013! m/

“This 3rd album will be once again mixed by the Danish maestro Tommy Hansen and that makes us glad! We will have a ‘Camp ColdSpell’ next weekend and get this puzzle together so that everything is ready to roll in the beginning of Santa month!

“Still not decided all songs for the album, keep a few spots open for some quick changes! So to all of you that wait for a new heavy melodic anthem, we are in progress and we hope that this will be what you are hopin and longin for in 2013!”

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