Voivod Posts New Song And Video “Iconspiracy” Online

Ahead of their forthcoming new studio album, “The Wake,” Canadian progressive thrash metal legends Voivod has posted a new music video online for the song, “Iconspiracy.” You can check it out below. The song is the third from the album to receive the music video treatment, following “Obsolete Beings” and “Always Moving.” “The Wake” is set to be released through Century Media on September 21st.

Frontman Denis “Snake” Bélanger checked in with the following comment about the clip: “What I really like about Voivod fans is that they are all able to make their own interpretation of the lyrics or the story of our songs. This video is such a good portrait of “Iconspiracy” and the artist pinpoints awesome visuals in regards to the meaning and representation of the story itself. Thanks to Costin, an amazing artist who did really great work for us in the past and still blows my mind every time again. Question everything! Iconspiracy!!!”

Video director Costin Chioreanu added: “ The most difficult task of an illustrator is to work for his all-time favourite bands. Then he becomes extremely exigent with what he creates and wants to get beyond any known limit. Obviously, this type of experiences are priceless by all means at the same time, because everything goes utterly intense and he feels like a starship exploring the Universe at full warp speed and experiencing several amazing unseen worlds per second. “The Wake” is the album of the year 2018 for me and the video I literally built from scratch for “Iconspiracy” follows the song lyrics and the spaces between them. At the same time, both the story and video fight to remain alive while trying to keep up with the infernal dynamics of the song, which represent another musical proof of the Voivod’s genius. Other than that, this video speaks by itself, just like the music, therefore who is prepared to be awaken, will be!”

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Arsis Premiere New Song & Music Video “Tricking The Gods”

November 02nd will see the release of Arsis‘ new effort “Visitant“, which will be out via Nuclear Blast/Agonia Records. A music video for the first single from it called “Tricking The Gods“, has debuted online streaming below:

Comments the band’s vocalist/guitarist James Malone:

“‘Visitant‘ is like an old-time word for ghost or apparition. All the lyrics are inspired by a different horror movie. I wanted a title that would allude to that but not give things—what I’m actually saying—away flat out. When I say inspired by, it’s very loose. People still have room to draw their own interpretations of what the lyrics are about.

But they were inspired by horror movies. Like ‘80s horror movies. ‘Silver Bullet‘, for example, which is based off Stephen King’s ‘Cycle of the Werewolf‘, is a favorite. I love that movie. I’ll also name drop ‘The Fog‘, ‘Prince of Darkness‘, and ‘Lord of Illusions‘. There’s a supernatural element to the lyrics for sure.”

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Imonolith (Threat Signal, Ex-Strapping Young Lad, Etc.) Preview Demo Version Of New Song “Dig”

Imonolith, featuring current and former members of Threat Signal, Strapping Young Lad and The Devin Townsend Project, preview a demo version of their new track “Dig“. The group began tracking their debut release earlier this year with more details still to be announced.

Comments the band:

“Hey everyone,

We’re working hard on our music and the process of getting it out to you as soon as possible.

This is a song (Demo Version) called ‘Dig‘. It’s a song about shit talkers and the importance of ignoring them. The message of the lyrics are to do what you think is best for you, do what you love with your life and leave the negative people behind. What they think is none of your business anyways 😉

Stay posted for more news soon….”

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Imonolith (Threat Signal, Ex-Strapping Young Lad, Etc.) Preview Demo Version Of New Song “Dig”

Imonolith, featuring current and former members of Threat Signal, Strapping Young Lad and The Devin Townsend Project, preview a demo version of their new track “Dig“. The group began tracking their debut release earlier this year with more details still to be announced.

Comments the band:

“Hey everyone,

We’re working hard on our music and the process of getting it out to you as soon as possible.

This is a song (Demo Version) called ‘Dig‘. It’s a song about shit talkers and the importance of ignoring them. The message of the lyrics are to do what you think is best for you, do what you love with your life and leave the negative people behind. What they think is none of your business anyways 😉

Stay posted for more news soon….”

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Chthonic Posts New Video, “Millenia’s Faith Undone” Online

Chthonic, the Taiwanese metal band recognized with its unique signature of performance, is to release an all new album, “Battlefields Of Asura,” on October 10th, the first new music since 2013’s full-length album, “Butik.” A video for the song “Millennia’s Faith Undone” can be found below.

According to Chthonic, the new album depicts the adventure of deities in Taiwan through eleven songs carrying messages about resistance, freedom and fraternity. The journey is full of hostility, adversary, impregnable fortresses and desires but also inspires infinite courage to search for eternal wisdom. Anyone deeply touched by this album will eventually realize that it is the origin of all thrilling epic stories portrayed in the past albums. This album sounds like gods versus devils and fights among evil spirits on the surface; however, everyone can feel the empathy of fury, grief and even strength of resurgence from the lyrics.

When asked why the band names the new album “Battlefields Of Asura,” Doris, the spokesperson of Chthonic, states, “This album is the prologue of the albums released in the past and was inspired by and dedicated to the activists of Taiwan’s first modern political reform movement back in 1920s.”

Pre-orders on CD and vinyl are available now. The album marks the first vinyl released by Chthonic since its formation. Pre-order of album box set is also available in Taiwan, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong which includes the album, T-shirt and caps, thematic candle glass, rosary plus 7″ vinyl collaboration single of Chthonic and Denise Ho.

Get yours now:

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Sick Of It All Posts New Lyric Video, “Inner Vision” Online

New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All has posted a lyric video online for the song, “Inner Vision.” You can check it out below. The song comes from the band’s forthcoming new album, “Wake The Sleeping Dragon!” which is set to be released on November 2nd through Century Media.

Drummer Armand Majidi stated: “It’s a blasting, screamer of a song in the vein of early Discharge or Exploited, and the lyrics deal with reacting to the horrors of the world by looking inward to find peace in difficult times.”

The following formats are available for Wake The Sleeping Dragon!:

– Ltd. CD Box Set (incl. CD Jewelcse, bandana und lanyard)
– Standard CD Jewelcase
– LP+CD
– Digital Album

The following vinyl colours are available of the LP+CD:

– 200x lilac via the CM Distro mailorder
– 300x neon orange via the CM Distro mailorder and selected shops
– 200x yellow via EMP
– 200x gold via Coretex

Plus the band has two exclusive colours, white (300) and mint (100). More news soon on where and when you will be able to get them. Standard black vinyl will also be available.

Tracklisting:

1. Inner Vision
2. That Crazy White Boy Shit
3. The Snake (Break Free)
4. Bull’s Anthem
5. Robert Moses Was A Racist
6. Self Important Shithead
7. To The Wolves
8. Always With Us
9. Wake The Sleeping Dragon
10. 2+2
11. Beef Between Vegans
12. Hardcore Horseshoe
13. Mental Furlough
14. Deep State
15. Bad Hombres
16. Work The System
17. The New Slavery

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Metal Allegiance Premiere New Music Video “Bound By Silence” Featuring John Bush

Metal Allegiance, the supergroup featuring Megadeth‘s David Ellefson, Testament‘s Alex Skolnick, Mike Portnoy (Sons Of Apollo, ex-Dream Theater, etc.) and Mark Menghi among their ranks, have premiered a third track from their new full-length “Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty“. This latest single, “Bound By Silence“, features a guest turn from John Bush (Armored Saint/ex-Anthrax) and a music video for it can be streamed below.

Comments Skolnick:

“Bringing in John Bush to sing on ‘Bound By Silence‘ feels like a real coup. He has the perfect voice for this track musically, as well as the ability capture the intensity of the lyrics in terms of storytelling. A great addition the the MA family.”

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Behemoth Frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski Explains Latest Video, “God = Dog”

In a recent interview with Headbanger’s Lifestyle at the Alcatraz Festival in Belgium, Behemoth frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski commented on the band’s latest video, “God = Dog” and explained some of the philosophy behind the song. You can watch the full interview below, along with some transcriptions which read as follows:

“Well, it’s a very complex process, because it started with us making this photo session that was very religious-inspired — like religious topics, classic paintings from Caravaggio, Memling and others. We are actors in this… Basically, the whole booklet looks like that — it’s all paintings, but they are reinterpreted by us. Pretty literal, so if I’m a crucified Jesus, I’m a crucified Jesus; I’m not Jesus with a dick out. It’s not obnoxious in any way — it’s very literal, it’s very direct. And I think it’s beautiful; it’s aesthetically really stunning. Then we brought elements of that to that video, and we made it what it is.”

Nergal elaborated further: “‘God = Dog’ is… There’s some controversy about the title, but what can I say? From simple… Just inverse ‘god’ and it gives you ‘dog,’ and that’s the most simplest way to explain the title, but, obviously, it goes deeper than this. It refers to Aleister Crowley’s philosophy, and there’s a quote from Book Of The Law which goes like that: ‘Is a God to live in a dog? No! But the highest are of us.’ And that’s a part of it — it’s a section of the song. And then again, go into the lyrics, make up your mind and build your own world there, because I don’t wanna fucking spoil it.”

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Moonspell Premieres New, “Herr Spiegelmann” Live Video

A unique and solemn spell seems to shroud every spot as soon as Portuguese alchemists Moonspell enters the stage – and it was a very special evening indeed when the band played an exceptional show at the Campo Pequeno arena in their hometown Lissabon on February 4th, 2017. That inimitable bond between the gothic metal act and 4,000 of their fans in the sold-out venue is pure electricity, captured for all eternity on the massive Live DVD/Blu-Ray/3CD package Lisboa Under The Spell which will be released on August 17th via Napalm Records.

Watch “Herr Spiegelmann” from the upcoming release below.

The band on the video: “‘Herr Spiegelmann’, or Mr. Mirrorman, is a song inspired by the amazing book of Patrick Suskind, The Perfume. I guess everybody knows that book, if not shame on you. I wrote the lyrics to the “execution scene” where people start seeing on the tortured, beaten down man on the stake, everything wonderful they want to see. Like a mirror man, reflecting their fears and ambitions and most secret wishes. I really love this song and the visual part of it was specially designed for this show, with the laser gloves and the mirror jacket, in a tentative to convey the eerie and psychedelic atmosphere of the song. I hope you guys enjoy this advance from Lisboa Under the Spell, as it does reflect the struggle for an original and emotional cut of the songs, just like a Moonspell show should be, add magic.”

The band on the new live epos: “We are thrilled to announce the release of our brand new Live DVD/Blu-Ray/3CD, Live album, entitled Lisboa Under The Spell! It was recorded live on our breathtaking capitol city of Lisbon and it’s nothing short of an epic trek of more than three action packed hours! We have played Wolfheart, Irreligiosuplus Extinct in full, invited a bunch of guests, summoned our biggest strength to be up to the task, and it feels awesome to unleash a long awaited live release from Moonspell. This edition will be full packed with amazing material, bonus CDs from the shows, a in depth documentary about the band, top sound, dramatic flair and a human picture of thousands of Portuguese witches and wolves under the spell. A great document of what we are on and off stage. Don’t miss out and visit Lisbon through the eyes of Moonspell fans and the genius work of director Victor Castro.”

It was definitely about time, since Moonspell aficionados have been thirsting for a new live release ever since Lusitanian Metal (2008). Thus, Lisboa Under The Spell is not simply a visual testimony to the success of Portugal`s biggest metal band – it is a celebration of the unbound creativity and pure magic that is Moonspell.

Lisboa Under The Spell will be available in the following formats:

– BD/DVD/3-CD DVDPac (6 pages Digipack, 28 pages booklet, 29 tracks + Rockumentary, 3 full length filmed shows, behind the scenes & making of videos, Gallery)

– 3LP Gatefold (29 tracks) Black/Gold/Blue Vinyl

– LTD Deluxe Fanbox incl.

* BD/DVD/3-CD DVD Pac
* Coverflag
* Lanyard & Pass
* Pendant
* Patch

Pre Order Lisboa Under The Spell here.

Tracklisting:

I – Rockumentary – band documentary by Victor Castro

II – Wolfheart Show – full album played live

1. Wolfshade (A Werewolf Masquerade)
2. Love Crimes
3. Of Dream And Drama
4. Lua D’inverno
5. Trebaruna
6. Ataegina
7. Vampiria
8. An Erotic Alchemy
9. Alma Mater

III – Irreligious Show – full album played live

1. Perverse Almost Religious
2. Opium
3. Awake!
4. For A Taste Of Eternity
5. Ruin & Misery
6. A Poisoned Gift
7. Raven Claws (Feat. Mariangela Demurtas)
8. Mephisto
9. Herr Spiegelmann
10. Fullmoon Madness

IV – Extinct Show – full album played live

1. All Gone From The Wild (Intro)
2. Breathe (Until We Are No More)
3. Extinct (Feat. Carolina Torres)
4. Medusalem
5. Domina
6. The Last Of Us
7. Malignia
8. Funeral Bloom
9. A Dying Breed
10. The Future Is Dark

V – Making Of – show day

VI – Gallery – live and backstage pics

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The Crown releases new video for “In The Name Of Death”

– July 31st, 2018 –

Today, The Crown has launched a new video for “In The Name Of Death”, a track from their highly acclaimed album, Cobra Speed Venom, which was released earlier this year. Check out the clip here: youtube.com/watch?v=ScBxWpDTT2E

The Crown comments: The Crown gives you a death-chillin’ tune as a counter action for this ridiculously hot season – ‘In The Name Of Death’! A tune that will automatically make you drink more beer!”

Produced by Fredrik Nordstrom at the classic Studio Fredman, Cobra Speed Venom is massive, brutal and a real punch in the face. Extreme speed and aggression mixed with classic heavy metal and rock n’ roll, which really shows that The Crown has no boundaries. The apocalyptic theme of the lyrics and music also fits perfectly with the outstanding artwork of Christian Sloan Hall. To preview and purchase Cobra Speed Venom, please visit: metalblade.com/thecrown

The Crown line-up:
Johan Lindstrand – Vocals
Magnus Olsfelt – Bass
Marko Tervonen – Guitar
Robin Sorqvist – Lead guitar and backing vocals
Henrik Axelsson – Drums

The Crown online:
http://www.thecrownofficial.com
https://www.facebook.com/thecrownofficial
https://twitter.com/thecrownsweden
https://www.youtube.com/user/thecrownsweden

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