Sins Of The Damned Posts New Song “Take The Weapons” Online

Shadow Kingdom Records has set May 3rd as the international release date for Sins Of The Damned’s debut album, Striking The Bell Of Death, on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats.

Formed in 2013 in the city of Santiago, Sins Of The Damned have become a cult institution in their homeland of Chile, itself a hotbed of heavy metal mania. The band self-released their first couple of demos, totally DIY but 100% professional, and prodigiously perfected their craft with subsequent short-length releases every year since. And now, at last arrives the full distillation of Sins Of The Damned’s eternal, unyielding aesthetic: the full-length Striking The Bell Of Death!

For a debut album, Striking The Bell Of Death does everything it should: consolidate all of Sins Of The Damned’s strengths, unveil previously hinted-at elements, and deliver them in a powerful production. The beauty (or is that ugliness?) of Sins Of The Damned is that the quartet maintain such a classic sound, drinking deeply of metal’s rich history, and yet exude a freshness of approach that results in something legitimately, respectably modern. Striking The Bell Of Death is full, furious proof of that, exhibiting absolutely masterful songwriting – hooks, energy, and passion – while roughening it up in a manner almost blackened (but not too much!). As such, the record comes highly recommended to maniacs of classic Razor, Whiplash, Exciter, and Deathrow (Germany) as well as current torchbearers like Desaster, Gospel Of The Horns, Deathhammer, and Italy’s Barbarian.

Hark! Do you hear that sound? It’s Sins Of The Damned – Striking The Bell Of Death. The first tolling bell of doom can be heard with the new track “Take The Weapons”.

Striking The Bell Of Death by Sins Of The Damned

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Downfall Of Gaia announces new album, ‘Ethic Of Radical Finitude’

– November 28th, 2018 –

Launches first single, “As Our Bones Break To The Dance”

February 8th, 2019 sees Downfall Of Gaia release their anticipated new album, Ethic Of Radical Finitude! Ethic Of Radical Finitude is the international quartet’s most melodic, most structured and most dynamic release to-date, once more building upon the epic and unique sludgy, crusty, exploratory metallic sound that has organically evolved with every release. “It combines elements from our earlier releases with the path we took on ‘Atrophy‘ (2016),” states guitarist/vocalist Dominik Goncalves dos Reis. “There are long atmospheric parts with enough time to breathe, enough time to unfold, and on the other side there are harsh and melodic blastbeats. Each song is some kind of journey, with emotional ups and downs.”

To hear the first single, “As Our Bones Break To The Dance”, please visit: www.metalblade.com/downfallofgaia – where you can also pre-order the album in the following formats:


–Hardcover Digipak-CD
–180 g black vinyl
–Dead gold marbeld vinyl (ltd. 300 – EU-exclusive)
–Grey marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 – EU-exclusive)
–Pic-LP (ltd. 200 – EU-exclusive)
–White/Black split vinyl (ltd. 100 – Evil Greed exclusive)
–Red/black marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 – US-exclusive)
–Clear vinyl (ltd. 100 – US-exclusive)

Tracking for the album was handled at Hidden Planet Studio, Berlin by Jan Oberg, and Backroom Studios in New Jersey by Kevin Antreassian of Dillinger Escape Plan, and proved an entirely drama-free process, with everyone on the same page. A handful of guests also contributed their time, including some faces familiar to longtime followers of the band – rejoined by guitarist Peter Wolff, one of the founding members of Downfall Of Gaia, on “Seduced By…” and the drones on the songs “The Grotesque Illusion Of Being” and “We Pursue The Serpent Of Time” come courtesy of their former drummer Johannes Stoltenburg, aka Hidehidehide. “Working together and creating something new with former bandmates is a very special thing. Even if our ways had to split at some point, it’s a true pleasure to get together again, with everyone bringing in their own new influences,” Goncalves dos Reis enthuses. Furthermore, they collaborated with Nikita Kamprad from Der Weg Einer Freiheit, who added vocals to “We Pursue The Serpent Of Time”, and spoken words for the song “Guided Through A Starless Night” were supplied by their friend Mers Sumida of Black Table.

Unlike its predecessors, Ethic Of Radical Finitude is not a concept album per se, but there is a core theme that unites the songs: discontented minds and the never-ending pursuit for more. “I guess everyone in life is trying to find this special ‘warm’ and safe place, their special place. To feel ‘home’, to feel ‘safe’, to feel satisfied. But maybe at some point you need to accept that it may never come, that you will never ‘arrive’,” Goncalves dos Reis asserts.

When the band hits the road next year, fans can expect to hear most of the tracks, marking the beginning of an exciting new phase in the life of Downfall Of Gaia. “Everyone was absolutely focused on this record, and I think this is something you can really hear in every song. All of us are more than satisfied with the result, and we’re extremely looking forward to playing these songs live, and sharing it with the audience.”

Ethic Of Radical Finitude track-listing:
1. Seduced By…
2. The Grotesque Illusion Of Being
3. We Pursue The Serpent Of Time
4. Guided Through A Starless Night
5. As Our Bones Break To The Dance
6. Of Withering Violet Leaves

Downfall Of Gaia is:
Dominik Goncalves dos Reis – vocals/guitars
Marco Mazzola – guitars
Anton Lisovoj – vocals/bass
Michael Kadnar – drums

Downfall Of Gaia online:
http://downfallofgaia.com
https://www.facebook.com/DownfallofGaia
https://www.instagram.com/downfallofgaia
https://www.youtube.com/user/downfallofgaiatv

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Nyctophilia Premiere New Song “Untill Death…” From Upcoming New Album “Ad Mortem Et Tenebrae”

Poland’s Nyctophilia premiere a new song titled “Untill Death…”, taken from their upcoming new album “Ad Mortem Et Tenebrae”, for which Wolfspell Records has set December 21st as the international release date.

Check out now “Untill Death…” below.

Ad Mortem Et Tenebrae by NYCTOPHILIA

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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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