Nightwish Announces Three UK Tour Dates

Finnish symphonic metal veterans Nightwish released their brand new best-of compilation “Decades” on March 9th through Nuclear Blast to celebrate more than two decades of their career. It’s only right, then, that this milestone should be celebrated with an extensive world tour! Currently touring North America, the band are pleased to announce that they will be bringing the tour to the UK in December. This will also be the band’s first UK tour since 2012, so these shows are absolutely not to be missed.

They have also revealed that special guests will be up and coming heavy metallers and label mates Beast In Black, led by former Battle Beast guitarist Anton Kabanen.

Of this latest tour news, the band comments:
“The NIGHTWISH Universe is Expanding. Let’s light the British Beacons!”

The tour dates are as follows:

December 8 London – The SSE Arena, Wembley
December 10 Birmingham – Arena
December 11 Manchester – Arena

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Nightwish Announces Three UK Tour Dates

Finnish symphonic metal veterans Nightwish released their brand new best-of compilation “Decades” on March 9th through Nuclear Blast to celebrate more than two decades of their career. It’s only right, then, that this milestone should be celebrated with an extensive world tour! Currently touring North America, the band are pleased to announce that they will be bringing the tour to the UK in December. This will also be the band’s first UK tour since 2012, so these shows are absolutely not to be missed.

They have also revealed that special guests will be up and coming heavy metallers and label mates Beast In Black, led by former Battle Beast guitarist Anton Kabanen.

Of this latest tour news, the band comments:
“The NIGHTWISH Universe is Expanding. Let’s light the British Beacons!”

The tour dates are as follows:

December 8 London – The SSE Arena, Wembley
December 10 Birmingham – Arena
December 11 Manchester – Arena

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Susperia (Dimmu Borgir, Satyricon Etc.) Premiere Lyric Video For New Song “I Entered”

Norwegian blackened thrash/heavy metallers Susperia, comprising former members of Dimmu Borgir, Satyricon and Old Man’s Child, release the first single from their recently announced new studio album, “The Lyricist”. Titled “I Entered”, the single is available in a form of a lyric video designed by Costin Chioreanu (At The Gates, Paradise Lost, Arch Enemy) below:

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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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Portrait releases new track, “Mine to Reap”, online

– August 22nd, 2017 –

This Friday (August 25th), Swedish heavy metallers Portrait will release their new album, Burn The World, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! For a preview of Burn The World, the new single, “Mine To Reap”, can be streamed at: youtube.com/watch?v=CObh-yXzE3I

For another preview, the album’s title track can also be heard at: metalblade.com/portrait – where the record can be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–CD
–180g black vinyl
–pale violet red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–pastel rose marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–mahogany brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–multi-coloured splatter vinyl (eBay exclusive – limited to 150 copies)
–orange red marbled vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 150 copies)
–box-set (limited to 500 copies) with the album on pale pink clear vinyl and digipak CD, plus a patch, slipmat, photo card (signed by all members), and Mother Sun 12″ featuring a cover of Judas Priest‘s “Mother Sun” as well as two exclusive demo versions on side B
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Portrait comments: “‘Burn the World‘ is our fiercest one to-date, holding all aspects of Portrait within it, yet in an even more dynamic, empowered and elevated form than its predecessors. Expect nothing else than sheer heavy metal rage dedicated to all forces that seek to end this world through their fires of adversity.”

Burn The World contains guest appearances by Set Teitan (Dissection) and Kevin Bower (Hell).

Burn The World track-listing:
1. Saturn Return (intro)
2. Burn The World
3. Likfassna
4. Flaming Blood
5. Mine To Reap
6. Martyrs
7. Further She Rode
8. The Sower’s Cross (CD bonus track)
9. To Die For
10. Pure Of Heart

Portrait line-up:
Per Lengstedt – vocals
Christian Lindell -guitars
Robin Holmberg – guitars
Fredrik Petersson – bass
Anders Persson – drums

Portrait online:
http://www.portraitmetal.com
https://www.facebook.com/portraitsweden

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Portrait launches new single, “Martyrs”, online

– July 19th, 2017 –

On August 25th, Swedish heavy metallers Portrait will release their new full-length, Burn The World, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! For a preview of Burn The World, the second single, “Martyrs”, can be heard at: youtube.com/watch?v=87jwPkw45eQ

The album’s title track can also be heard at: metalblade.com/portrait – where the record can be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–CD
–180g black vinyl
–pale violet red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–pastel rose marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–mahogany brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–multi-coloured splatter vinyl (eBay exclusive – limited to 150 copies)
–orange red marbled vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 150 copies)
–box-set (limited to 500 copies) with the album on pale pink clear vinyl and digipak CD, plus a patch, slipmat, photo card (signed by all members), and Mother Sun 12″ featuring a cover of Judas Priest‘s “Mother Sun” as well as two exclusive demo versions on side B
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Portrait comments: “‘Burn the World‘ is our fiercest one to-date, holding all aspects of Portrait within it, yet in an even more dynamic, empowered and elevated form than its predecessors. Expect nothing else than sheer heavy metal rage dedicated to all forces that seek to end this world through their fires of adversity.”

Burn The World contains guest appearances by Set Teitan (Dissection) and Kevin Bower (Hell).

Burn The World track-listing:
1. Saturn Return (intro)
2. Burn The World
3. Likfassna
4. Flaming Blood
5. Mine To Reap
6. Martyrs
7. Further She Rode
8. The Sower’s Cross (CD bonus track)
9. To Die For
10. Pure Of Heart

Portrait line-up:
Per Lengstedt – vocals
Christian Lindell -guitars
Robin Holmberg – guitars
Fredrik Petersson – bass
Anders Persson – drums

Portrait online:
http://www.portraitmetal.com
https://www.facebook.com/portraitsweden

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Portrait reveals details for new album, ‘Burn the World’

– June 21st, 2017 –

Launches title track online

On August 25th, Swedish heavy metallers Portrait will release their new full-length, Burn the World, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! To hear the album’s title track, please visit: metalblade.com/portrait – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–CD
–180g black vinyl
–pale violet red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–pastel rose marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–mahogany brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–multi-coloured splatter vinyl (eBay exclusive – limited to 150 copies)
–orange red marbled vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 150 copies)
–box-set (limited to 500 copies) with the album on pale pink clear vinyl and digipak CD, plus a patch, slipmat, photo card (signed by all members), and Mother Sun 12″ featuring a cover of Judas Priest‘s “Mother Sun” as well as two exclusive demo versions on side B
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Portrait comments: “‘Burn the World‘ is our fiercest one to-date, holding all aspects of Portrait within it, yet in an even more dynamic, empowered and elevated form than its predecessors. Expect nothing else than sheer heavy metal rage dedicated to all forces that seek to end this world through their fires of adversity.”

Burn The World contains guest appearances by Set Teitan (Dissection) and Kevin Bower (Hell). Find out more about Burn The World in the interview online now at: Bardo Methodology

Burn The World track-listing:
1. Saturn Return (intro)
2. Burn The World
3. Likfassna
4. Flaming Blood
5. Mine To Reap
6. Martyrs
7. Further She Rode
8. The Sower’s Cross (CD bonus track)
9. To Die For
10. Pure Of Heart

Portrait line-up:
Per Lengstedt – vocals
Christian Lindell -guitars
Robin Holmberg – guitars
Fredrik Petersson – bass
Anders Persson – drums

Portrait online:
http://www.portraitmetal.com
https://www.facebook.com/portraitsweden

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Trial (swe) releases third and final single, “Juxtaposed”, online

– March 30th, 2017 –

On April 7th, Swedish heavy metallers Trial (swe) will release their new album, Motherless, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! For a preview of the record, the third and final single, “Juxtaposed”, can be heard at: youtube.com/watch?v=XNUrnlhYNWQ

To hear the previous singles, “Cold Comes The Night” and “Motherless”, please visit: metalblade.com/trial – where Motherless can be pre-ordered in the following formats:
–Digipak CD
–180g black vinyl
–dark slate gray-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–steel blue-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–gray/beige-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies – USA exclusive)
*digital options are also available!

Formed in 2007, Trial (swe) wrote and recorded The Primordial Temple (album, 2011), which became a stepping stone from where the band was to where they wanted to be. After earning acclaimed reviews for Malicious Arts (EP, 2013) and Vessel (album, 2015), Trial (swe)‘s popularity continued to grow, and it wasn’t long before Metal Blade Records signed the band. With plans to re-invent themselves once again, Motherless promises to be another step forward in their career.

Motherless track-listing:
1. Motherless
2. In Empyrean Labour
3. Cold Comes The Night
4. Juxtaposed
5. Aligerous Architect
6. Birth
7. Embodiment
8. Rebirth

Trial (swe) line-up:
Linus Johansson – Vocals
Alexander Ellstrom – Guitars
Andreas Johnsson – Guitars
Andreas Olsson – Bass
Martin Svensson – Drums

Trial (swe) online:
https://www.facebook.com/TrialHeavyMetal
http://www.instagram.com/trialheavymetal
http://trialheavymetal.storenvy.com

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Battle Beast Announces New Album “Bringer Of Pain”

Silence has been reigning over the camp of Finnish heavy metallers Battle Beast since announcing work was underway on a new album. But now this tranquility has come to an end – the band has returned and is set to release a fourth studio record titled “Bringer Of Pain” on February 17th, 2017 through Nuclear Blast Records.

Recorded and produced at JKB Studios by keyboardist Janne Björkroth, the 10-track album was also mixed by him alongside Viktor Gullichsen and Mikko Karmila, while mastering was done by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios.

The cover artwork was crafted by Jan Yrlund. Additionally, “Bringer Of Pain” is Battle Beast’s first album recorded with guitarist Joona Björkroth. More details and the first single “King For A Day” are due to be revealed soon, so stay tuned.

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Manimal Releases “Trapped In The Shadows” Video

Here’s your treat for Halloween: Swedish heavy metallers Manimal just released a new video clip, filmed for the title track of recent album, “Trapped In The Shadows.” Check it out below, and you can also catch Manimal supporting Firewind on an European tour in February / March of 2017. Full details on the tour are available here.

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