Whitesnake Reveals New Album “Flesh & Blood” Details; Posts “Shut Up & Kiss Me” Video Online

Whitesnake has confirmed a May 10th release date for their upcoming studio album, “Flesh & Blood,” via Frontiers Music Srl. A video for the first single, “Shut Up & Kiss Me”, can be found below.

Fresh off celebrating their 40th anniversary, rock legends Whitesnake return with their latest studio album, “Flesh & Blood.” This album follows the 2011 critically acclaimed studio album “Forevermore” and 2015’s “The Purple Album,” a reimagining of Deep Purple classics from Whitesnake mastermind’s David Coverdale’s time in that band. The 13 original, visceral tracks on Flesh & Blood, the band’s 13th studio album, are, luckily for you dear reader, “all killer, no filler”, as the saying goes. But would you expect anything less from the ’Snakes?

David Coverdale, the mastermind behind Whitesnake & co-composer of “Shut Up & Kiss Me” with guitarist Reb Beach, commenting on the forthcoming release said that “after the intense darkness of our last video ‘Burn’, if anything, it’s ‘light’ snake, you know? We’ve got some really dark energy going on in the world right now, so we’re gonna write & record a fun, knees up, song about falling in love with a fabulous babe. You’re over-talking, over-compensating & she just looks at you, takes the reins & says, ‘Shut Up and Kiss Me!’ and that’s it!! My video director and creative partner Tyler Bourns and I discussed a great storyline for the video, which involves a surprise guest: my fabulous old white Jaguar. We ended up cleaning and detailing it, as it has been in storage since I moved to Lake Tahoe, then we dusted off my old turquoise silk jacket from the original ‘Here I Go Again’ video and I was thinking, “man, this is going to be fun!” It’s a respectful acknowledgment and positive nod to the past, just fun stuff.”

Joining Coverdale on Flesh & Blood is the powerhouse band comprised of Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitar, Michael Devin on bass, Tommy Aldridge on drums, and Michele Luppi on keyboards.

Since joining the band four years ago, and just in time for 2015’s “The Purple Album,” Chicago native Joel Hoekstra has really come into his own, not only as a highly impressive axe-slinger, but also as a very accomplished songwriter too, co-writing six of the songs for Flesh & Blood with singer David Coverdale. Of course Joel’s talents are hardly surprising, considering he’s the son of two classical musicians.

Guitarist Reb Beach, who originally joined Whitesnake in 2002, has stepped up to become the group’s bandleader and guides the band to implement Coverdale’s musical vision. As well as bringing his impressive musical chops to the band, Reb has co-written five songs on the new album, the fourth studio album he has appeared on, commencing with 2008’s highly acclaimed “Good To Be Bad.”

It was the “Good To Be Bad” follow-up, “Forevermore” (2011), that saw the debut of bassist Michael Devin. The New Englander’s four-string-depth-charge-bass-bombs definitively underpin and drive the sound of Whitesnake in the 21st century.

Rounding out the rhythm section is David’s longest serving ’Snake, the renowned drummer and unstoppable percussionist Tommy Aldridge, who has been with Whitesnake in some capacity for 30 years. Tommy made his debut with Whitesnake way back in 1987 in the “Still Of The Night” video, becoming a mainstay behind the kit for successive albums and tours.

Last, but certainly not least, the band is completed by the inventive keyboards and vocals of Italian maestro Michele Luppi, who made his live debut in 2015, as documented on “The Purple Tour” live CD/DVD (2018).

The current incarnation of the band carries on the long and unwavering tradition of main man David Coverdale being surrounded by cream of the crop players who go all in to bring fans the best hard rock humanly possible. 40+ years into their existence, the ‘Snakes fangs have only grown sharper and are ready to inject fans with more of that rock ‘n roll venom they crave.

Flesh & Blood will be released May 10, 2019 via Frontiers Music Srl in multiple formats.

* CD (Jewel Case)
* CD+DVD Deluxe Edition (Digipak) – Includes two studio bonus tracks on CD. DVD includes “Shut Up & Kiss Me” (classic jag version) (video), “Shut Up & Kiss Me” (club mix version) (video), Behind the Scenes of ‘Flesh & Blood’ video + 3 DVD Audio Tracks (remixes of album tracks)
* Super Luxury Boxset – Includes CD+DVD Deluxe Edition, 2xLP Standard Color LP, Poster, Numbered Lithograph, Box Set
* 2xLP – Black, 180g, Gatefold (Worldwide)
* 2xLP – Silver, 180g, Gatefold (Frontiers’ U.S. Store Exclusive) – Limited to 300 Copies
* 2xLP – Gold, 180g, Gatefold (Frontiers’ UK Store Exclusive) – Limited to 500 Copies
* 2xLP – Red, 180g, Gatefold (Frontiers’ EU Store Exclusive) – Limited to 350 Copies

Tracklisting CD / 2xLP:

1. Good To See You Again
2. Gonna Be Alright
3. Shut Up & Kiss Me
4. Hey You (You Make Me Rock)
5. Always & Forever
6. When I Think Of You (Color Me Blue)
7. Trouble Is Your Middle Name
8. Flesh & Blood
9. Well I Never
10. Heart Of Stone
11. Get Up
12. After All
13. Sands Of Time

Bonus tracks on CD+DVD Deluxe Edition and Digital Version:

“Can’t Do Right For Doing Wrong” (Bonus Track – New Studio Song)
“If I Can’t Have You” (Bonus Track – New Studio Song)
“Gonna Be Alright” (X-Tendo Mix) – DVD Audio Track
“Sands Of Time” (Radio Mix) – DVD Audio Track
“Shut Up And Kiss Me” (Video Mix) – DVD Audio Track

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Enforcer Reveals New Album “Zenith” Details

It’s been silent for a while now in the camp of Swedish metallers Enforcer – too silent! But now the quartet are pleased to announce their return, with their highly anticipated fifth studio album entitled “Zenith.” The record will be unleashed on April 26th 2019 through Nuclear Blast Records – containing 10 brand new anthems, bringing not only classic tunes but also fresh blood to the band’s unique sound. In addition, guitarist Jonathan Nordwall debuts as a new permanent member of the group on the forthcoming record.

Comments guitarist/vocalist Olof Wikstrand, “Zenith is definitely the most ambitious project we ever engaged ourselves in. I think all together we spent over two and a half years writing, producing and recording it all. We are super excited to finally get this one out to you all. Beware the ‘Zenith Of The Black Sun’.”

With the drums having been recorded at Soundtrade Studios, Stockholm and the rest of the tracking completed at Hvergelmer Studios, Arvika, Zenith was produced by Enforcer themselves. The artwork was created by Italian artist Velio Josto.

More details coming soon, stay tuned!

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Deth Crux Premiere New Song “Chrome Lips” From Upcoming New Album “Mutant Flesh”

L.A.-based deathrock shape-shifters Deth Crux premiere a new song titled “Chrome Lips”, taken from their upcoming new album “Mutant Flesh”, which is set for imminent release on December 7th through the collaboration of Sentient Ruin Laboratories (U.S.) and the Italian labels Legion of the Dead and Aural Music.

Check out now “Chrome Lips” below.

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Dream Theater Singer James LaBrie Guests On Last Union Single “President Evil”; Video Posted Online

Italian progressive metal band, Last Union, featuring Mike LePond (Symphony X) on bass, Uli Kusch (ex-Helloween, ex-Masterplan) on drums, and as guest James LaBrie (Dream Theater) on vocals, have released a new music video and single for “President Evil”. The track is taken from their debut album, “Twelve,” out on December 21st via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. Watch the clip below.

The album was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren, best known for his work with Arch Enemy, Symphony X, Devin Townsend, Angra, and Opeth, to name a few. The album artwork was created by Thomas Ewerhard (Avantasia, Rage, Threshold).

The quiet city of Tolentino in the Marche region of Central Italy not only boasts a rich historical background, it is also the place progressive metal band Last Union calls home. Founded by vocalist Elisa Scarpeccio, guitarist Cristiano Tiberi and keyboardist Claudio Feliziani in 2007, the band – originally known as Blazing Ice – embarked on their journey in the pursuit of sharing their thoughts and feelings about life, and ultimately their art, with the world. With the assistance of professional session bassists and drummers, the trio established themselves on the Italian scene with a string of shows that helped them evolve and refine their craft. Over the course of 20 shows, Last Union presented songs that would eventually make the final cut for their debut album.

Strong and positive reactions to their music spurred Scarpeccio and Tiberi on to take the first of many bold steps. The first was to invite drummer Uli Kusch to join the fold, who expressed interest in joining the band as a full member rather than just a touring drummer after hearing the music. A similar scenario played out with Symphony X bassist Mike LePond and Last Union was officially born. The icing on the cake, however, was getting Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie to sing on three tracks.

Tracklisting:

1. Most Beautiful Day
2. President Evil (Feat. James LaBrie)
3. Hardest Way
4. Purple Angels
5. The Best Of Magic
6. Taken (Feat. James LaBrie) – Radio Edit
7. 18 Euphoria
8. A Place In Heaven (Feat. James LaBrie)
9. Ghostwriter
10. Limousine
11. Back In The Shadow
12. Taken (Feat. James LaBrie)
13. President Evil (Feat. James LaBrie) – Video Version

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Amberian Dawn Posts New Music Video “Cherish My Memory”

That’s what Finnish symphonic metal masters are all about! With their latest opus Darkness Of Eternity they definitely brought in some light into this world.

Just in time to their upcoming tour run with Italian act Lacuna Coil this November, the band centered around mastermind Tuomas Seppälä and singer supreme Capri, have unveiled a new music video for the re-mastered song “Cherish My Memory”.

Get in the right tour mode & watch the video below.

w/ Lacuna Coil
04.11.18 NL – Leiden / Gebr. De Nobel
06.11.18 CH – Pratteln / Z7
08.11.18 DE – Ludwigsburg / Rockfabrik
09.11.18 DE – Weinheim / Cafe Central
10.11.18 DE – Cologne / Volta Club
11.11.18 DE – Dresden / Scheune
13.11.18 DE – Munich / Strom
14.11.18 DE – Nuremberg / Hirsch
15.11.18 IT – Milano / Santeria

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DragonForce announces appearance on Megacruise

– October 25th, 2018 –

Begins recording new album; streams recording sessions via Twitch

Photo credit: Paul Harries

On October 13-18, 2019, DragonForce will join Megacruise, which departs from Los Angeles, CA and boasts a line-up of Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament, Corrosion of Conformity, Devildriver, Doro, Armored Saint, John 5, Metal Church, and many more artists!

For more information, please visit: megacruise.com

DragonForce recently entered the studio with producer Damien Rainaud (Fear Factory, Once Human) to begin recording their 8th studio album, due out 2019 via Metal Blade Records in the USA. Fans can watch livestreams of the studio sessions now on Twitch at twitch.tv/hermanli – plus, all followers of the Twitch page will have a chance to win Herman Li’s personal signature guitar once he reaches 10,000 Twitch followers!

Herman Li comments: “We’re really excited to be recording again after finishing one of our biggest tour cycles ever. We’ll be streaming our recording live on Twitch, and fans can participate in the process by letting us know what they think of our solos! The new album will have a lot of surprises that both old and new fans will really enjoy.
We’re also especially excited to kick off our next tour cycle on the Megacruise. You know if you’re seeing DragonForce on a cruise, it’s going to be crazy, and we can’t wait for everyone to see what we’re planning. It will definitely be something fans have never seen before.”

Stay tuned for more news about this new album coming soon!

DragonForce‘s latest release, Reaching Into Infinity (2017), captures the band’s essence; it’s fierce, forlorn and fun, with both menace and melody. The first album to feature Gee Anzalone (drums), the Italian drummer laid down an impressive performance to provide the perfect backbone to the DragonForce sound, which of course still boasts the band’s trademark insanely-fast solos, courtesy of guitarists Herman Li and Sam Totman. To preview and purchase Reaching Into Infinity, please visit: metalblade.com/dragonforce

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New Mecanica Premiere New Song “Lost Paradise” From Upcoming New Album “Vehement”

Portuguese metal band NEW MECANICA signed a deal with Wormhole Death Records, a sub-label of the Italian Aural Music Group, for the internacional release of their brand new and 3rd album ‘VEHEMENT’, later this year. Japanese Release will be done by Wormholedeath Japan / Space Shower; Usa: Wormholedeath Usa; Digital: The Orchard (Sony Music Ent.).”
“Vehement” was produced by the band and mix & mastered at Wrecords Studio, Lisbon by Wilson Silva (MORE THAN A THOUSAND).

The official music video for “Lost Paradise”, the second single from ‘VEHEMENT’, is already streaming online and can be seen below.

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Attila Premiere New Track “Pizza” – An Ode To The Italian Dish

A new Attila song called “Pizza” has debuted and is streaming below. The song is an ode to the popular Italian dish…

The song’s lyrics were provided along with the video:

“ONE TWO THREE FOUR

You know what you are
A pizza poser FUCK YOU
I’ve never seen you eat a slice
To you it’s just a trend Pizza is my life

Thin crust deep dish double pepperoni
Elios stuffed crust no anchovies
Pizza rolls bagel bites
Cheesy crust is what I like
Put it in the oven
We can order delivery

I don’t care I’m not very picky
Warm and delicious, spicy, sticky
Cut it into 8 squares or triangles
All I really want is pizza in me

Pizza is the greatest food on earth

I got drunk with papa john
He snorted cocaine with his apron on
He got too fucked up for delivery
It was over 30 minutes so my pizza was free

Pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza
You fucking piece of shit
Why would you do this to me

I’m gonna peel your eyes
Out of your fucking skull
I will extract your blood
And use it as pizza sauce”

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Hell Obelisco Debut Official Video For “Voodoo Alligator Blood”

Today Italian heavy sludge metallers HELL OBELISCO are proud to release the official video clip for the song “Voodoo Alligator Blood”.

The single is taken from the debut album “Swamp Wizard Rises” out now via Argonauta Records.

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Hellish God Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “The Evil Emanations”

Hellish God premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new album “The Evil Emanations”, which will be released on Monday, January 8th, by the Italian label Everlasting Spew Records.

Check out now “The Evil Emanations” in its entirety below.

The Evil Emanations by Hellish God

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