Candlemass Posts New Music Video “Astorolus – The Great Octopus” Online

Candlemass has come full circle: Their first singer Johan Langquist (who left the band after singing on the legendary 1986 debut “Epicus Doomicus Metallicus”) has returned! They are set to release their 12th full length album “The Door To Doom” on February 22nd via Napalm Records.

Now Candlemass have dropped the second song from the album featuring legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi. Watch the video for “Astorolus – The Great Octopus” below.

Leif Edling states:
“Here’s the video for Astorolus. Monsters and Gods come in different shapes. The eternal wheel of birth and death portrayed in a cool video and great song. Talking about gods, the master himself, Tony Iommi is playing the solo here (part 1+2 out of 3). Immense feeling, wonderful tome, so much presence! Just incredible! Hats off to him for helping us out. A dream coming true! Looking forward to play it live on the tour with Ghost. We’re rehearsing it right now. New stuff and the old classics. Can’t wait to go out on this tour. Johan is back singing, “The Door to Doom” is getting brilliant reviews, the band is in great form… Will be a blast!”

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Candlemass Posts New Music Video “Astorolus – The Great Octopus” Online

Candlemass has come full circle: Their first singer Johan Langquist (who left the band after singing on the legendary 1986 debut “Epicus Doomicus Metallicus”) has returned! They are set to release their 12th full length album “The Door To Doom” on February 22nd via Napalm Records.

Now Candlemass have dropped the second song from the album featuring legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi. Watch the video for “Astorolus – The Great Octopus” below.

Leif Edling states:
“Here’s the video for Astorolus. Monsters and Gods come in different shapes. The eternal wheel of birth and death portrayed in a cool video and great song. Talking about gods, the master himself, Tony Iommi is playing the solo here (part 1+2 out of 3). Immense feeling, wonderful tome, so much presence! Just incredible! Hats off to him for helping us out. A dream coming true! Looking forward to play it live on the tour with Ghost. We’re rehearsing it right now. New stuff and the old classics. Can’t wait to go out on this tour. Johan is back singing, “The Door to Doom” is getting brilliant reviews, the band is in great form… Will be a blast!”

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Wheel Posts New Music Video “Where The Pieces Lie” Online

Progressive metallers Wheel have shared the video for their new single, ‘Where The Pieces Lie’, the second track to be taken from their upcoming debut album, Moving Backwards, out February 22nd via Odyssey Music Network.

With beautifully shot black and white footage accentuating the jarring and pensive atmosphere of the track, the video sees the band perform amid violent outbursts of emotion. Throughout, intense verses build into explosive choruses, forming a fierce and unnerving work laden with suspense.

“We made the video for the song with the legendary Kakkis and Kimbe, who we have worked with several times before. We wanted to express the isolation, frustration, anger and bitterness in the lyrics through the video’s story and this was fantastically realised by Lassi Hurskainen, the video’s extremely pissed off protagonist,” the band explain.

“We wanted to juxtapose suspense with the internal struggle of our main character; who is clearly suffering and desperate for a release from his burdens. For many of us, life is turbulent, chaotic and isolating; there is nothing else to do but keep marching forwards.”

‘Where The Pieces Lie’ is the second track to be taken from their forthcoming debut album, Moving Backwards, following their debut single ‘Vultures’, which has already amassed over 250,000 streams on Spotify alone.

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Death/black metallers Hate from Poland enter the studio

– November 29th, 2018 –

Photo credit: Daniel Rusilowicz

Polish Death Metal squadron Hate is preparing to head to the studio in December to record the follow-up to 2017′s Tremendum. The new opus, bearing the working title Salve Ignis, is tentatively slated for summer 2019 and will be the band’s debut collaboration with the legendary Metal Blade Records. Details are still surfacing, but the band has so far released two raw pre-production tracks: “Path to Arkhen” and “In The Shrine Of Veles”, and have confirmed that production on the finished record will be handled by the talented Wiesławski brothers at Hertz Studio, Poland (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated, and others). Stay tuned for more info coming soon!

Check out the pre-production for the new Hate song “Path To Arken” at: youtube.com/watch?v=nc6xztTHK5M

Hate have been praised by press and fans alike for years for creating lacerating and dark music, proven best on their current album Tremendum (2017). The album saw ATF Sinner (vocals, guitars) utilize the dark aspects of the mystic and arcane Slavonic folklore to explore themes both personal and impersonal. It is an album that is relatable at first listen, but that is hard to fully know.

Hate live
Dec. 1 – Krakow, Poland – FOAD Festival
Dec. 7 – Vilnius, Lithuania – Narauti
Dec. 8 – Kaunas, Lithuania – Klubas “Lemmy”
Dec. 28 – Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic – IFA Party
May 2 – Kopervik, Norway – Karmoygeddon Festival
July 19 – Nova Bana, Slovakia – Gothoom Open Air Fest
Aug. 3 – Saint-maurice-de-gourdans, France – Sylak Open Air

Hate line-up:
ATF Sinner – vocals, guitars
Pavulon – drums
Apeiron – bass (session)
Domin – guitar (session)

Hate online:
https://www.facebook.com/HATEOFFICIAL
https://www.instagram.com/hateofficial/
https://twitter.com/HATEBand
https://www.youtube.com/user/hatepoland

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Diablo Blvd Announces Break Up; Posts Final Music Video “The Song Is Over” Online

With four studio albums under their belt, headline tours, support slots for metal giants such as Machine Head, Epica, and Life Of Agony plus several appearances at Europe’s biggest festivals: Belgian dark rock outfit Diablo Blvd’s career has brought them countless remarkable events and made them travel back and forth across the continent. Sadly, the band has decided to call it quits. They recently issued the following statement:

“To all of you reading this message, we will start by announcing our first headline show ever at the legendary Ancienne Belgique venue on the 10th of December 2018. For some reason we never played the AB before so we’re absolutely thrilled to finally head over to one of Belgium’s most beautiful venues. No doubt this will be a night to remember especially because it will also be our last show ever. Yes, you’re reading this right: the DB is calling it a day.

“We can imagine this might come as a surprise to many of you. Even for us it feels unreal knowing that we are about to close a very important chapter in our lives. Over the last 13 years we’ve seen a lot of things come and go but we always did this our way. There’s no negativity here, there’s only love. We thank you all for your undying support and for giving us the time of our lives. We hereby invite you all to the Ancienne Belgique on the 10th of December for the final curtain. Ticket presale will start tomorrow (Friday 29th of June at 11AM) via abconcerts.be. Regarding all the booked summer shows: we cannot wait to continue our festival run and enjoy every last second of it. Looking forward to see you all out there.”

“Sincerely,
Alex, Andries, Kris, Tim & Jan”

The band has released a video for their last song, aptly titled “The Song Is Over”. It’s a compilation of live footage from Wacken, Graspop, 70000 Tons Of Metal, and many other festivals, shot between 2005 and 2018.

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Cripple Bastards Posts New Song “Crimine Contro L’immagine” Online

Italian grindcore legends Cripple Bastards celebrate 30 years of misanthropic extremity with their seventh full-length album, La Fine Cresce da Dentro (meaning: “The End Is Growing From Within”). The album is due out November 9th on CD/LP/Digital.

Physical pre-orders are available via Relapse.com here and digital downloads / streaming services here.

The track “Crimine Contro L’immagine” is available for streaming below.

Recorded at the legendary Fredman Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström (At The Gates, Dark Tranquility), La Fine Cresce da Dentro is eighteen tracks of inconceivable speed and brutality surpassing even their previous work. Over three decades in, Cripple Bastards are showing no signs of slowing down and continue to destroy unsuspecting eardrums with hate-filled, grind punk chaos.

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Armored Saint, Night Demon, Uada and Persekutor announced for Decibel Metal and Beer Fest: Los Angeles Pre-Fest

– September 18th, 2018 –

You’re planning to hit Los Angeles for the weekend of Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: LA, right?

Of course, there is nothing to do in Los Angeles on a Friday night, so we’ve got you covered before the main event begins on Saturday. Get your pre-game started at the legendary Troubadour with the official Decibel Metal and Beer Fest: Los Angeles PRE-FEST, exclusively presented by Metal Blade Records and Church of the 8th Day! On Friday, November 30th, black metal enigmas Persekutor, melodic black/death titans Uada, California trad metal torchbearers Night Demon support a special appearance from old-school heavy metal heroes Armored Saint! Tickets are just $25 and are on sale at the Church of the 8th Day site here: bit.ly/2pdZRft

Note: Pre-Fest tickets are NOT included with the purchase of Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles tickets.

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Bloodbath Posts New Lyric Video, “Bloodicide” Online

Death metal supergroup Bloodbath has posted a new lyric video online for the song, “Bloodicide.” You can check it out below. The song comes from the band’s forthcoming new studio album, “The Arrow of Satan is Drawn,” which is set to be released on October 26th. The song features guest appearances from Jeff Walker (Carcass), Karl Willetts (Bolt Thrower) & John Walker (Cancer.)

The track was penned by vocalist Old Nick (Nick Holmes), who explains his choice of guests “The lads play a part in representing the backbone of the old school British Death Metal scene, which has also been a big influence on Bloodbath since the beginning.”

Excited to be a part of the band’s new opus, Carcass’ Jeff Walker commented “I owed Nick a tenner, so he told me instead of sending the bailiffs round he would kindly let me pay off my debt by contributing vocals to his new album. Imagine my great disappoint when I found out it wasn’t for THAT band but, was in fact for Bloodbath. I have great faith in him that my vocals will be lower than his in the mix.”

Karl Willetts of Bolt Thrower adds “I have known Nick Holmes for over 30 years – so when he asked me to do some vocals for the new Bloodbath album how could I refuse? The opportunity to do things like this in life don’t often come twice so I am really pleased to contribute in a small way to this legendary opus!”

John Walker (Cancer) – “Bloodbath is an amazing band and I’ve had the chance to do some vocals for their new, killer album along with Jeff Walker and Karl Willetts. It’s been a bloody honour and a lot of fun!!”

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Rob Zombie Signs With Nuclear Blast Records; Plans To Release New Album In 2019

Nuclear Blast Records is pleased to announce the worldwide signing of rock and heavy metal icon and unique filmmaker, Rob Zombie. A follow up to his 2016 studio album, “The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser” and 2018’s “Astro-Creep: 2000 Live” is expected for a 2019 release. More details to be announced shortly.

Comments Rob Zombie:
“I am very excited to work with the fine folks at Nuclear Blast. The combination of the label’s grassroots urge to get the hustle done mixed with the detonation of our most combustable melodic masterpiece yet should prove to be a winning hybrid of hellacious hullabaloo.”

Adds a representative from Nuclear Blast:
“As fans ourselves at Nuclear Blast we have long admired the artistry of Rob Zombie throughout his extensive and successful career in both music and film. It is a very exciting opportunity to unite ROB’s visionary talent with Nuclear Blast ingenuity. Nuclear Blast has a long history of thinking outside of the box and creating personal and collectible experiences for the fans. We look forward to delivering unforgettable experiences to fans around the world for years to come with the legendary Rob Zombie.”

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Rob Zombie Signs With Nuclear Blast Records; Plans To Release New Album In 2019

Nuclear Blast Records is pleased to announce the worldwide signing of rock and heavy metal icon and unique filmmaker, Rob Zombie. A follow up to his 2016 studio album, “The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser” and 2018’s “Astro-Creep: 2000 Live” is expected for a 2019 release. More details to be announced shortly.

Comments Rob Zombie:
“I am very excited to work with the fine folks at Nuclear Blast. The combination of the label’s grassroots urge to get the hustle done mixed with the detonation of our most combustable melodic masterpiece yet should prove to be a winning hybrid of hellacious hullabaloo.”

Adds a representative from Nuclear Blast:
“As fans ourselves at Nuclear Blast we have long admired the artistry of Rob Zombie throughout his extensive and successful career in both music and film. It is a very exciting opportunity to unite ROB’s visionary talent with Nuclear Blast ingenuity. Nuclear Blast has a long history of thinking outside of the box and creating personal and collectible experiences for the fans. We look forward to delivering unforgettable experiences to fans around the world for years to come with the legendary Rob Zombie.”

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