Sacrosanct Posts New Music Video “My Last White Light” Online

German/Dutch progressive metal outfit Sacrosanct has posted a new music video online for the song, “My Last White Light.” You can check it out below. The song comes from the band’s upcoming fourth album, “Necropolis,” which will be released on November 30th through ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records.

“Necropolis” was engineered, mixed and mastered by Max Morton of Morton Studios, who has also remastered the entire Sacrosanct back catalogue. A prolific professional with a broad clientele, Max has worked with a wide variety of acts, including prominent Ukranian metalcore combo Jinjer. The objective with Necropolis was to record a classic, analogue-sounding album using modern technologies, and at the same time avoid any modern metal clichés.

Initially intended solely as a studio project, “Necropolis” was recorded by a brand new Sacrosanct lineup featuring Randy Meinhard and Christian Göwert on guitars, Richard F. Hesselink on vocals, and Kees Harrison – formerly of Dutch prog-metal act Sphere Of Souls – on bass. During the recording sessions, it soon became apparent that the new lineup wanted to continue working together and bring the new material to the stage. With the support of ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records, Sacrosanct are now looking forward to bringing these plans to fruition.

While “Necropolis” bears all of the hallmarks and intricacies that characterize Sacrosanct, it displays a more mature and focused song-writing approach. Songs like “The New Age Of Fear”, “My Last White Light” and “Only One God” are lyrically thought-provoking, creating a brand of metal that still makes the band hard to categorize.

Like its predecessor, “Tragic Intense,” which was released in 1993, “Necropolis” places a strong emphasis on melancholy melodies and clean vocals, but also incorporates many harmony guitar parts, faster tempos and some modern twists that mark the beginning of a new chapter for the band.

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Epica Announces “Design Your Universe” European Shows

Dutch symphonic heavyweights Epica announce a select number of exclusive shows in support of the 10th anniversary of their album Design Your Universe. The album until today holds a special place in the hearts of their fans and includes fan-favorites as “Kingdom Of Heaven” and “Design Your Universe”.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Design Your Universe the band will return to a number of venues they played while touring on the album back in 2009/2010 which most likely will sell out far in advance.

Simone Simons comments: “After all those years, Design Your Universe remains one of my all-time favorite Epica albums. I know that the message behind the title song also resonates with a lot our fans because there are so many Design Your Universe related tattoos. The title track and ‘Unleashed’ are songs that I hold very dear and the memories we made in that time of our career. I am looking forward to go back in time with you all while we play more songs from our Design Your Universe album.”

Mark Jansen adds” “Design Your Universe is very dear to me, it’s an album that was written during a very inspiring time. The title track shows us that we can we all create our destiny and it’s still one of my favorite tracks to play live. Also, quite a few other songs of the album deserve to be played again and we will! Our set is gonna be filled with DYU songs so don’t miss one of these opportunities.”

October
4 – Oberhausen, Germany – Turbinenhalle
5 – Utrecht, Netherlands – Tivoli Vredenburg
6 – Paris, France – Elysée Montmartre
10 – Tel Aviv, Israel – Barby Club
12 – Moscow, Russia – Glavclub

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Dimmu Borgir Taps Bassist Victor Brandt (Entomed A.D., Etc.)

Dimmu Borgir announce that they have officially tapped Entombed A.D./Firespawn bassist Victor Brandt.

Says Brandt of his new job:

“It’s a great honor and pleasure to be a part of the mighty Dimmu Borgir. And such great timing for me to start at the release of their new album ‘Eonian‘, which in my opinion is their best album so far. The members of the band are equally awesome to their music so I am looking forward to good times ahead.”

Adds Dimmu Borgir:

“We are very excited to have Victor become a part of the team! His experience, dedication and craftmanship is very much appreciated and we look forward to sharing the world stages with him!”

You can see Victor Brandt in his new Dimmu Borgir stage outfit below:

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Former Sodom Guitarist And Drummer Were Fired Via WhatsApp

Guitarist Bernd “Bernemann” Kost and drummer Markus “Makka” Freiwald have released a joint statement regarding their exit from German thrash metal outfit Sodom.

As reported past Friday (January 5) Sodom bassist/vocalist and sole remaining founding member Thomas “Angelripper” Such, announced that he made the decision to part ways with Kost and Freiwald because he wanted to “start all over again with fresh and hungry musicians.”

Kost and Freiwald addressed their departure from the band, writing in a Facebook post:

“Tom has already pointed it out in his statement that in fact we have slightly drifted apart from each other. Indeed, our conceptions of respect and workload diverged even further. Also tour offers neglected by Tom disappointed us.

“After its overwhelming reactions, we were totally looking forward to creating a successor to ‘Decision Day’ and have already recorded lots of song ideas. Unfortunately, Tom did not share our enthusiasm; he terminated his cooperation with us via WhatsApp even without listening to any of the new material.

“Of course, it is not easy for us to leave Sodom — the band that have become such a huge part of our lives and that we totally identify with. But, we will not stop doing what we love — together we will found a new band and we will see a way forward.

“Within our hearts, we will remain Sodom even if Tom is not with us any longer.”

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Former Sodom Guitarist And Drummer Were Fired Via WhatsApp

Guitarist Bernd “Bernemann” Kost and drummer Markus “Makka” Freiwald have released a joint statement regarding their exit from German thrash metal outfit Sodom.

As reported past Friday (January 5) Sodom bassist/vocalist and sole remaining founding member Thomas “Angelripper” Such, announced that he made the decision to part ways with Kost and Freiwald because he wanted to “start all over again with fresh and hungry musicians.”

Kost and Freiwald addressed their departure from the band, writing in a Facebook post:

“Tom has already pointed it out in his statement that in fact we have slightly drifted apart from each other. Indeed, our conceptions of respect and workload diverged even further. Also tour offers neglected by Tom disappointed us.

“After its overwhelming reactions, we were totally looking forward to creating a successor to ‘Decision Day’ and have already recorded lots of song ideas. Unfortunately, Tom did not share our enthusiasm; he terminated his cooperation with us via WhatsApp even without listening to any of the new material.

“Of course, it is not easy for us to leave Sodom — the band that have become such a huge part of our lives and that we totally identify with. But, we will not stop doing what we love — together we will found a new band and we will see a way forward.

“Within our hearts, we will remain Sodom even if Tom is not with us any longer.”

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Langfinger To Tour Spain From March 10th Through March 17th

Gothenburg power trio Langfinger will perform a week’s worth of live dates in Spain this March. The journey will run from March 10th through March 17th. Comments the band, “We’re happy to announce that we’re heading back to Spain this spring. As we’re working on our new album, it’s hard to think of something better than to take a break and head down south. We’re looking forward to premiering a ton of new material as we’ll be frolicking our way over the peninsula!” See all confirmed shows below.

Langfinger :
3/10/2018 Red Sun Fest – Barcelona, ES
3/11/2018 Dabadaba – San Sebastian, ES
3/13/2018 La Nube Café Teatro – Bilbao, ES
3/14/2018 Sala Memphis – Gijón, ES
3/15/2018 Sala Son – Cangas De Morrazo, ES
3/16/2018 Barracudas – Madrid, ES
3/17/2018 Deadfest – Palma De Mallorca, ES

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Anarcheon Announces Canadian Tour Dates

Formed in 2015, Anarcheon has been stealing the hearts and souls of fans in the Vancouver area and beyond. A powerhouse of shemonic screams, catchy riffs, and energetic heavy bass leads, the quartet will be embarking on a Western Canadian tour that will kick off in Vancouver, BC on August 24th and wrap up in Prince George, BC on September 2nd.

The trek will also include a show date in Kamloops on August 26th supporting Montreal’s internationally renowned extreme group The Agonist (Napalm Records). Anarcheon vocalist Kaija Kinney comments:

“We’re looking forward to connecting with audiences on this tour, we like to bring great energy, get everyone involved in the pit and atmosphere. We got new music to play off our upcoming EP and album that we can’t wait to perform live!”

Anarcheon is touring in support of an upcoming debut EP set for release in October, which the band will follow with a full album currently being recorded.

Aug 24 – Vancouver, BC – Pub 340
Aug 25 – Kelowna, BC – Munnin’s Post
Aug 26 – Kamloops, BC – The Dirty Jersey w/ The Agonist
Aug 27 – Calgary, AB – Distortion
Aug 29 – Lethbridge, AB – TBA
Aug 30 – Edmonton, AB – The Brixx
Aug 31 – Grand Prairie, AB – Better Than Fred’s
Sept 2 – Prince George, BC – The Legion

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Suicide Silence To Embark On “The Cleansing” 10th Anniversary Tour Later This Year

Suicide Silence will celebrate the upcoming 10th anniversary of the band’s debut album “The Cleansing” by performing the entire album for a special tour later this year. Alex Lopez (drums) confirmed the news earlier this month in an interview with ArmyOfOneTV at the Chicago Open Air Festival on July 14, 2017, discussing the beginnings of the band, current album and future activities.

Check out the entire interview below:

Says Lopez:

“Right now, our plans for the future are to write. We’re definitely eager to get in the studio. We’ve got some festivals coming up. We’re playing the Warped Tour, and we’re playing Knotfest Mexico, we’re going to Ecuador. We’re just doing a bunch of small shows, and then we’re gonna do a tour later this year. It’s gonna be a ten-year reunion – no reunion… a ‘Cleansing‘ tour, so it’s a ten-year run for our album ‘The Cleansing‘. I think we’re gonna bring out some pretty cool bands, play the album for you and play some other stuff. So it should be really, really cool. I’m looking forward to it. And for those of you out there that want to see the first record be played live, come out and support. We’re gonna have a bunch of cool surprises for everyone.”

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The Devil’s Bastards Posts “To The Lost” Lyric Video

A new lyric video for the single “To The Lost” from The Devil’s Bastards is now live – check it out below. The single comes off the band’s upcoming self-titled, debut album.

The Devil’s Bastards includes former Darkest Hour guitarist Kris Norris, dual vocalists Justin Reich and Benjamin Earl, bassist John Ryan Flaherty, drummer Brian Lewis, and the recent addition of guitarist Alex Bois.

While the former Periphery guitarist joined the band after the completion of this debut album, the rest of the band is looking forward to having Alex in the fold for the writing and recording process of the group’s second album, which will take place over the coming months.

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Fueled By Fear Working On Album, Signs With Alpha Omega

Alpha Omega Management is thrilled to announce the signing of the Swiss metalcore act Fueled By Fear. In addition to the signing, the band is also now working on a new album, with details to arrive in the near future.

The band comments: “Fueled By Fear is very proud and exited to be signing with Alpha Omega Management and we’re looking forward to a great relationship. Only short after the release of our first album, it will be a huge support for us to work alongside with Alpha Omega to spread our Music.”

While waiting on the new album, check out a clip below for “Generation X,” taken from the band’s debut album “Two by Eight.”

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