Redemption lands on international charts with new album, ‘Long Night’s Journey into Day’

– August 9th, 2018 –

Redemption recently released their new album, Long Night’s Journey Into Day, via Metal Blade Records; for their efforts, the band has now entered the international charts! See below for all positions:

#17 Current Hard Music Albums (USA)
#19 Top New Artist Albums (USA)
#42 Record Label Independent Current Albums (USA)
#109 Top New Artist Albums Consumption (USA)
#174 Top Current Albums (USA)
#176 Current Digital Albums (USA)
#69 Media Control Top 100 (Germany)
#83 Hard Music Charts (Canada)

To preview and purchase Long Night’s Journey into Day, please visit: metalblade.com/redemption

Long Night’s Journey Into Day is inarguably the sound of a band at the height of their powers. As followers of Redemption are also aware, it is the first full-length since the departure of vocalist Ray Alder, and features the debut of Evergrey vocalist Tom Englund. “We were unable to tour ‘The Art Of Loss‘ because Ray was not able to actively participate in Redemption any longer, so we decided it was time to part company shortly after its release. Ray is a dear friend, and I have nothing but respect and love for him and what we created together. But at some point, it just became untenable.” Of course, Alder’s shoes were not exactly going to be easy to fill, and it was essential that his successor be someone who would immediately command respect, as well as somebody who could exceed expectations when it came to performance. Moreover, it was integral that they had someone who could fully invest in the lyrical themes concerning the human condition, which have always been central to Redemption. So, the fact that from the beginning of his career Englund has penned lyrics about feelings of doubt, fear and despair with an unshakable emotional authenticity made him the perfect choice. “Because of the power of his voice and the emotion he brings, this isn’t going to be a shocking transition for fans. Tom’s also a very versatile vocalist, and being a songwriter, he has a tremendous melodic and compositional sensibility, and on top of that, we’ve known each other for many years, and there is a level of not just professional respect but personal friendship to it all.”

Guitarists Chris Poland (Megadeth, OHM) and Simone Mularoni (DGM) return as guest musicians. When it came to backing up the music with visuals, the band once again turned to a longtime collaborator, Travis Smith, whose humbling resumé includes records by bands such as Art Of Defiance, Opeth and Iced Earth.

As previously announced, Redemption will appear at ProgPower USA 2018, along with a special show at the Whisky A Go Go, with more USA dates coming soon. See below for all dates!

Redemption live:
Sept. 7 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage (ProgPower USA)
Sept. 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go

Redemption line-up:
Tom Englund – vocals
Nick van Dyk – guitars
Sean Andrews – bass
Chris Quirarte – drums
Vikram Shankar – keyboards

Redemption online:
http://redemptionweb.com
https://www.facebook.com/RedemptionBand
https://twitter.com/RedemptionOfcl

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Haunted Premiere New Music Video For “Mourning Sun”

Last friday the international doom promises HAUNTED unleashed their new studio album, “Dayburner” via Twin Earth Records.

In celebration of the album release, the band revealed the video of the second single ‘Mourning Sun’ streaming below:

Cristina Chimirri, vocalist, tells about the song:

“When I wrote the lyrics of Mourning Sun, I thought about the “feeling of Death” which sometimes comes over us inexplicably. It’s a kind of call to the other side, that a lot of people live like a halluciation in a dream. Then there’s a will to generate the nightmare, the darkness, the night. Aim to the sun and turn it off.”

The drummer Dario Casabona adds: “The ‘incipit’ of a journey that only lasts a day, to the dark.”

The creation of the video has been entrusted to the Canadian artist, resident of Glasgow, Teresa Elizabeth Lobos.

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Haunted Premiere New Lyric Video For “Waterdawn”

After having recently announced the release of their new album entitled “Dayburner”, out June 8th via Twin Earth Records, the international doom promises HAUNTED launch today their lyric video for “Waterdawn”.

Watch the video below:

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Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria & Blessthefall New Spring North American Tour Announced

Black Veil Brides and Asking Alexandria announce a new leg of co-headlining dates, this time with Blessthefall as opening act. Below’s where the trek will stop:

04/28 Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville
04/29 Birmingham, AL – Iron City
04/30 Knoxville, TN – International
05/02 Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale Theater
05/03 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
05/04 Richmond, VA – The National
05/05 Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion
05/07 Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theater
05/08 Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theater
05/09 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
05/10 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
05/12 Sioux Fallls, SD – The District
05/13 Somerset, WI – Northern Invasion
05/14 Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
05/16 Joliet, IL – The Forge
05/17 Ft. Wayne, IL – Pierre’s
05/18 London, ON – London Music Hall
05/18 Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range

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Saber Tiger Inks Worldwide Deal With Sliptrick Records

Saber Tiger was founded in 1981 by guitarist Akihito Kinoshita and they have been illuminating the Japanese metal scene ever since. In recent years, they have been more prolific than ever, leading to the international re-release of “Bystander Effect” via Sliptrick Records in March, 2018.

The re-release of “Bystander Effect” is not just a simple re-issue for the international market; four of the tracks, originally in Japanese, have been re-recorded with English lyrics, while the brand new acoustic instrumental “Ship Of Theseusand” a new recording of the Saber Tiger classic “First Class Fool” are exclusive to the Sliptrick Records release. Also, demo recordings of the spectacular tracks “Sin Eater” and “What I Used To Be” are included.

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GWAR lands on international charts with new album, ‘The Blood of Gods’

– October 31st, 2017 –

GWAR recently released their new album, The Blood of Gods, via Metal Blade Records; for their efforts, the band has now entered the international charts! See below for all positions:

#6 Current Hard Music Albums (USA)
#11 Independent Current Albums (USA)
#13 Current Rock Albums (USA)
#43 Top 200 Current Albums (USA)
#48 Top 200 (USA)
#49 LP Vinyl Albums (USA)
#74 Current Digital Albums (USA)
#75 Top 200 (Canada)
#12 Top Hard Music Charts (Canada)
#101 Top Digital Music Charts (Canada)

The Beserker Blothar comments: “Who farted? GWAR has charted. Record smelling like gang busters.
I mean, buy it already; I’ll suck your dick.”

GWAR‘s new album is being hailed by critics as the greatest sonic event since the Big Bang. The Blood of Gods, produced by Ronan Chris Murphy (King Crimson, Ulver, Steve Morse, Bozzio Levin Stevens, Mafia III), chronicles the massive battle between GWAR and the forces of all that oppose them. Along the way, the band challenges the sins of humanity from politics, pollution, and organized religion, to fast food, and factory farming. Humans are shown as what they are: a parasitic disease that must be eradicated before they suck the planet dry! To preview and purchase The Blood of Gods, please visit: metalblade.com/gwar

GWAR are currently on tour in the USA with Ghoul, Doyle and U.S. Bastards; the second leg of the tour will feature Ghoul, He Is Legend and U.S. Bastards. See below for all dates!

GWAR LIVES MOTHERFUCKERS!

GWAR tour dates
w/ Ghoul, Doyle and U.S. Bastards:

Oct. 31: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Nov. 1: Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
Nov. 2: Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom* (Stonecutters Open)
Nov. 3: St. Louis, MO @ Pop’s
Nov. 4: Sioux City, IA @ Hard Rock
Nov. 5: Lawrence, KS @ Granada

GWAR tour dates
w/ Ghoul, He Is Legend and U.S. Bastards

Nov. 7: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Nov. 8: Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid
Nov. 9: Saskatoon, SK @ Saskatoon Events Center
Nov. 10: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
Nov. 11: Calgary, AB @ The Palaces
Nov. 13: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore
Nov. 14: Portland, OR @ Roseland
Nov. 15: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
Nov. 17: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
Nov. 18: Las Vegas, NV @ Fremont Country Club
Nov. 19: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Nov. 21: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Nov. 22: Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theater
Nov. 23: Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
Nov. 24: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
Nov. 25: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Nov. 26: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
Nov. 28: Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
Nov. 29: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
Nov. 30: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Dec. 1: San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
Dec. 2: Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theater
Dec. 3: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Dec. 5: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Dec. 6: Tampa, FL @ The Ritz
Dec. 8: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
Dec. 9: Peoria, IL @ Limelight
Dec. 10: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall

GWAR online:
http://www.gwar.net
http://instagram.com/gwar
https://twitter.com/GWARofficial
http://www.youtube.com/gwar
http://www.facebook.com/gwar
http://www.gwarbq.com
http://www.gwarjapan.net

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More New Album Details Anounced By Magick Touch

Today, Edged Circle Productions sets January 5, 2018 as the international release date for Magick Touch’s second album “Blades, Chains, Whips & Fire.” The band also revealed the artwork and track listing, shown below.

Magick Touch is a power trio – with the emphasis on POWER – from the southwestern coastal town of Bergen, Norway. The band – HK Rein on guitar and vocals, Bård Nordvik on drums, and Christer Ottesen on bass and vocals – formed in 2014 and released the debut album “Electrick Sorcery” through Edged Circle in 2015. Now the band is set to release the sophomore album upon an unsuspecting world as 2017 dies and 2018 is reborn.

The track listing is:

1. Under The Gun (song streaming here)
2. The Great Escape
3. Midnite Sadusa
4. Believe In Magick
5. Polonium Blues
6. Siren Song
7. Lost With All Hands
8. After The Fire
9. Electrick Sorcery
10. Blades, Chains, Whips & Fire

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New Album “Life” Announced By JoNo, Band Signs With Frontiers Music Srl

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the upcoming release from JoNo entitled “Life,” which will be available December 1st. Today, the band has released a music video for the first single, “No Return.” Check it out in the player at the bottom.

Pre-order “Life” at this location. Digital pre-orders come with an instant download of “No Return.”

The band says: ‘We are very thrilled and proud about our cooperation with Frontiers Music Srl, a label which is home to so many great artists we truly respect and admire. As a band, this is an excellent opportunity to reach the international markets we’ve been aiming for. We can’t wait to release the coming album, and of course hit the stage to be heard and seen by a wider audience, meeting with old and new fans. See you all out there!’

JoNo started as a solo project of singer Johan Norrby (hence the moniker “JoNo”), who has been singing, writing, and playing music in various bands and projects over the years. This is very much true for all the members of the band. Guitarist Stefan Helleblad is also a member of Dutch symphonic sensations Within Temptation. Drummer Nicka Hellenberg actually played all the drums on Within Temptation’s “The Unforgiving” and has an impressive resume involving bands and recordings. Both keyboard player Johan Carlgren and bass player Janne Henriksson are frequently hired for both live and studio sessions. Leo Olsson – also a busy musician – joined the band in 2015.

JoNo’s music is hard to pinpoint. Maybe it’s best described as melodic rock with symphonic and progressive elements, always based on strong melodies with bombastic arrangements. Dynamics and a contemporary, fat sound are important ingredients in the JoNo musical recipe. The music has been said to show the influence of great artists like Queen, Supertramp, Kansas, Journey and Sparks, but above all the band has received a lot of credit and praise because of their unique sound.

The track listing for “Life” is:

1. Sailors
2. Crown
3. No Return
4. On The Other Side
5. Downside
6. To Be Near You
7. My Love
8. The Magician
9. Trust
10. The March

Check out “No Return” here:

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Debut Album Details Revealed By Obscure Burial, New Song Available For Streaming

Today, Invictus Productions set December 15th as the international release date for Obscure Burial’s debut album, fittingly self-titled. The new song “Imago Mortis” can be heard in the player at the bottom.

Hailing from Finland, Obscure Burial are death metal incarnate. No memory, no past nor future, but the fertile blackness of one and only, the lawless king, son of the stillborn moment: Obscure Burial emerged from the lifeless womb in the year 2012. Not long after, their debut demo “God’s Abomination” was released by Invictus and the cult begins. Two years later came “Epiphany,” the band’s second demo, again released by Invictus. Here, the ruthlessly eldritch death metal receives a more advance and dynamic approach, and the fever surrounding the name begins to build ever further. Now, after a minor lineup change, the time is at hand for the band’s debut album: “Obscure Burial.”

Truly a magnum opus of all that’s come before within the enviable arsenal, Obscure Burial doesn’t alter the steadfast formula as simply perfect it. For true believers with ears and hearts wide open shall bear witness, upon one mere spin of Obscure Burial, that the ancient black/death magick is filthier than ever and effervescently captured in truly terrorizing 3D, raw and reckless and yet deadly fucking clear. The well of influence – Necrovore, Profanatica, Sadistic Intent, and early Possessed – is still being supped from, but here, Obscure Burial puts its own personal spin on it, piling on miles of malevolence and obscurity atop.

The artwork and track listing are as follows:

1. Lucilia Silvarum
2. Imago Mortis
3. Darkness Spawns
4. Transcending Deity
5. I Spoke To Darkness (Black Deserts Divine)
6. Necrophagous Ritual
7. Dweller in the Abyss
8. Dawn of Eschaton

Check out “Imago Mortis” here:

Obscure Burial by Obscure Burial

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Debut Album Details Revealed By Obscure Burial, New Song Available For Streaming

Today, Invictus Productions set December 15th as the international release date for Obscure Burial’s debut album, fittingly self-titled. The new song “Imago Mortis” can be heard in the player at the bottom.

Hailing from Finland, Obscure Burial are death metal incarnate. No memory, no past nor future, but the fertile blackness of one and only, the lawless king, son of the stillborn moment: Obscure Burial emerged from the lifeless womb in the year 2012. Not long after, their debut demo “God’s Abomination” was released by Invictus and the cult begins. Two years later came “Epiphany,” the band’s second demo, again released by Invictus. Here, the ruthlessly eldritch death metal receives a more advance and dynamic approach, and the fever surrounding the name begins to build ever further. Now, after a minor lineup change, the time is at hand for the band’s debut album: “Obscure Burial.”

Truly a magnum opus of all that’s come before within the enviable arsenal, Obscure Burial doesn’t alter the steadfast formula as simply perfect it. For true believers with ears and hearts wide open shall bear witness, upon one mere spin of Obscure Burial, that the ancient black/death magick is filthier than ever and effervescently captured in truly terrorizing 3D, raw and reckless and yet deadly fucking clear. The well of influence – Necrovore, Profanatica, Sadistic Intent, and early Possessed – is still being supped from, but here, Obscure Burial puts its own personal spin on it, piling on miles of malevolence and obscurity atop.

The artwork and track listing are as follows:

1. Lucilia Silvarum
2. Imago Mortis
3. Darkness Spawns
4. Transcending Deity
5. I Spoke To Darkness (Black Deserts Divine)
6. Necrophagous Ritual
7. Dweller in the Abyss
8. Dawn of Eschaton

Check out “Imago Mortis” here:

Obscure Burial by Obscure Burial

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