CASTLE: Heavy Doom/Metal Unit Announces Stone Thrones West Coast Dates; Endless Graveyard Tour Underway

– an irrepressible combination of 70s doom, NWOBHM, musty-yet-in-your-face production courtesy of famed Neurosis/Melvins producer Billy Anderson, and the smoky, whiskey-stained vocals of Liz Blackwell… – Metal Hammer Heavy doom/metal unit CASTLE — currently in the midst of their Endless Graveyard live takeover — will take to the streets again in November for the west […]

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Heavy Music Artwork Announces “Arte Divina” Book Release

The sixth issue of Heavy Music Artwork is now up for pre-order via IndieGogo along with a special extra book being funded via the campaign titled “Arte Divina.” The Heavy Music Artwork crew comments:

“This campaign covers two releases: the ‘Arte Divina’ book, a collection of fine art, and Heavy Music Artwork’s 6th installation: ‘Fire & Fantasy.’ The ‘Arte Divina’ book showcases artists talent and philosophy.

“Centered around the concept of creation, therefore, art can be regarded as an act of divinity. Heavy Music Artwork magazine is the 6th issue and is centered around the concept of fantasy, imagination, and escapism.”

The “Arte Divina” book will feature artwork from Eliran Kantor, Dan Hillier, Daria Endresen, Arthur Berzinsh, and Tomasz Alen Kopera, with five more artists to be unveiled each week until a total of 40 are announced.

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ACT OF DEFIANCE Reveal Music Video for Searing New Track “Overexposure”

New Full-Length Album, Old Scars, New Wounds, out September 29 via Metal Blade RecordsPre-Order & Watch “Overexposure” Here: www.metalblade.com/actofdefiance Art by Travis Smith (King Diamond, Opeth, Avenged Sevenfold, and Strapping Young Lad) ACT OF DEFIANCE – the heavy metal group featuring the veteran talents of Chris Broderick on guitar, Henry Derek on vocals, Shawn Drover on drums and Matt Bachand on […]

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Psycho Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV Aug 18-20

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Details Of New Album “Shades Of Humanity” Posted By Shadowside

Brazilian based metal act Shadowside revealed more details about the upcoming new album today. After several international tours and achieving international notoriety with the highly praised “Inner Monster Out,” in 2012, the band announces the brand new work “Shades of Humanity,” marking the official debut of new bassist Magnus Rosén (ex-Hammerfall). The album will be released in Japan on July 26th via Spiritual Beast, in North America/Europe on July 28th via EMP Label Group, owned by Megadeth’s bassist Dave Ellefson, and in Brazil on September 4th via Furia Music Records.

“Shades of Humanity” explores deep subjects such as depression, abortion, the Mariana dam disaster in Brazil and mankind’s moral values, branching out in musical ways nobody expected while still keeping their heavy guitar riffs and catchy melodies. The album was produced and mixed by Fredrik Nordström (Arch Enemy, Hammerfall, Evergrey, In Flames, Dream Evil) and Henrik Udd (Architects, Dimmu Borgir, Dream Evil, Arch Enemy, Bring me the Horizon) in Gothenburg, Sweden.

“Shades of Humanity” features tracks such as “Unreality,” written by Magnus Rosén in partnership with guitarist Andy La Rocque (King Diamond), as well as go-for-the-throat scorchers like “Insidious Me”, modern-edged crushers “Make My Fate” and “The Fall” and “Alive”, track that is also going to be the album’s first music video. A sample of “What If,” one of the album’s tracks, can be heard in the player below.

The cover artwork (shown below) was developed by designer Douglas Jen of Furia Music, and demonstrates the heavy atmosphere of the lyrics, representing the several aspects of human personality, marked by defects and unfinished drawings that symbolize the imperfection of all people.

Check out the cover artwork and track list below:

1. The Fall
2. Beast Inside
3. What If
4. Make My Fate
5. Insidious Me
6. The Crossing
7. Stream of Shame
8. Parade the Sacrifice
9. Drifter
10. Unreality
11. Alive
12. Haunted (Bonus track for Japan)

Checkout the “What If” teaser clip here:

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Destroyer Of Light Premieres New Song & Music Video “Into the Smoke” From Upcoming New Album “Chamber of Horrors”

Austin doom quartet Destroyer Of Light premieres a new song and music video titled “Into the Smoke”, taken from the upcoming new album “Chamber of Horrors”, which will be out in stores via Heavy Friends Records on July 14th, 2017.

Check out now “Into the Smoke” below.

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Harsh Toke Announces 3 Way Split With Joy, Sacri Monti

Ever feel like bands that get tagged with the heavy psych descriptor just aren’t very psychedelic? Or heavy? Tee Pee Records is here to save the day with the three-way heavy psych split, titled “Burnout.”

Featuring California kings Harsh Toke, Joy, and Sacri Monti, “Burnout” brings back the blues and whisks you away to a place where guitar solos reign supreme. The compilation will be released on June 23rd in digital and CD formats as well as a limited edition triple 7″ package.

Harsh Toke
1. Burn The Flames (Roky Erickson)
2. Burmuda (Roky Erickson)

Joy
3. Your Time Ain’t Long
4. Spaceship Earth (ROAD cover)

Sacri Monti
5. Over The Hill
6. Spaceship Earth (Atomic Rooster cover)

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Wage War Premieres New Song & Video “Don’t Let Me Fade Away” From Upcoming New Album “Deadweight”

Ocala, FL’s metalcore outfit Wage War premieres a new song and video titled “Don’t Let Me Fade Away”, taken from the upcoming new album “Deadweight”, which will be out in stores August 04th via Fearless Records. Recording sessions for the release took place with Andrew Wade (A Day To Remember, The Word Alive) and A Day To Remember vocalist Jeremy McKinnon handling the production duties.

Check out now “Don’t Let Me Fade Away” below.

States guitarist/vocalist Cody Quistad:

“We are so thrilled to finally announce our new album, Deadweight. We’ve put so much time, effort, and emotion into making what we think is the best and truest Wage War album. Lyrically, it’s the most vulnerable and honest we’ve ever done. Musically, we really pushed ourselves on the heavy and melodic sides of our band. “Stitch” was an insight to the heavy and now we give you a melodic answer, ‘Don’t Let Me Fade Away.’ This record was exceptionally hard to pick singles for because of how much time and work we put into making every song a great one. ‘Don’t Let Me Fade Away‘ was always a stand out from the beginning. It’s all the elements that make up our band in one song, and in a perfected state. We’re very excited for all that’s ahead!”

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Heavy Music Artwork Releasing “Portraits” Edition

In addition to an ongoing magazine series, the Heavy Music Artwork team today announces the release of “Portraits,” which focuses on photography of the musicians themselves. HMA comments:

“This year we are celebrating five years in operation and we decided to release a book on heavy metal portrait photography. All photos have been taken by our photographers over the last five years. To accompany the book we have also included critiques and insights by The National Portrait Gallery of Canada and The Scottish National Portrait Gallery exclusively to accompany the book. Plus high profile guests.

Finished size 260mm deep x 210mm wide portrait
Printed on 200 full color and black & white silk pages
Beautifully designed and curated
Soft velvet feel hard back cover

“Some of the artists included in the book are Ghost, Lamb of God, Alice Cooper, Arch Enemy, Anthrax, Deez Nuts, Opeth, Wardruna, Neurosis, Steel Panther, Devilment (Dani Filth), Belphegor, Possessed, Orange Goblin, Alter Bridge, Napalm Death, Obituary, Carcass, Prong, Lordi, Corrosion of Conformity, Doyle, Epica, Powerwolf, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Insomnium, Kreator, Nashville Pussy, Abbath, Primordial, Soulfly, King Parrot, Behemoth, Abbath, Baroness, Overkill, Butcher Babies, King Diamond, Testament and more. Full list coming soon. You can get the book via our current campaign here.”

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Lord To Release “Blacklisted” Album

Virginia’s Lord (not to be confused with the Australian band of the same name) is pleased to announce the release of new album “Blacklisted” on May 26th, 2017 via Heavy Hound Records.

The band’s mix of sludge, metal and hardcore is highly recommended for fans of Eyehategod, Down, Neurosis and Today is the Day. The “Blacklisted” track listing is as follows:

01. Mile After Mile
02. They Lied
03. The Bandage
04. Blacklisted
05. The Heart of a Hero
06. Not Your Problem?

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