Mayhem, Incantation & Cloak Spring U.S. Shows Announced

Mayhem will return to the U.S. for some special ‘Demon Anthology’ shows this spring. Those dates will see Mayhem performing an extended show featuring songs from all of their releases. Incantation and Cloak will join them as supports on the majority of that mini-tour.

03/29 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
03/30 Long Island, NY – Revolution
03/31 Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom
04/01 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore (no Incantation/Cloak)

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Ministry Frontman Al Jourgensen Makes 2018 Predictions

Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen has been featured in a new video, wherein he makes predictions for the new year. For 2018, Jourgensen forecasts giant political upheaval and geopolitical stress which has been set up in 2017 by the “orange shitgibbon” himself. According to Jourgensen, 2016 and 2017 were similar to having a puss-filled boil or pimple on the country. “We have to get 2017 and 2016 off of us,” he states, “and 2018 is going to be the popping of the pimple. It’s going to be a rough year, but it’s going to be a necessary year for the progression of the human race.

“The majority should rule the democracy and right now, the majority does not rule.”

Also happening in 2018 will be Ministry’s new album, “AmeriKKKant,” the psychedelic, politically influenced album rooted in Jourgensen’s unadulterated anger for what’s happening in America today. (March 9, Nuclear Blast Records.)

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Ministry Frontman Al Jourgensen Makes 2018 Predictions

Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen has been featured in a new video, wherein he makes predictions for the new year. For 2018, Jourgensen forecasts giant political upheaval and geopolitical stress which has been set up in 2017 by the “orange shitgibbon” himself. According to Jourgensen, 2016 and 2017 were similar to having a puss-filled boil or pimple on the country. “We have to get 2017 and 2016 off of us,” he states, “and 2018 is going to be the popping of the pimple. It’s going to be a rough year, but it’s going to be a necessary year for the progression of the human race.

“The majority should rule the democracy and right now, the majority does not rule.”

Also happening in 2018 will be Ministry’s new album, “AmeriKKKant,” the psychedelic, politically influenced album rooted in Jourgensen’s unadulterated anger for what’s happening in America today. (March 9, Nuclear Blast Records.)

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Fan-Filmed Live Footage Available From Chimaira’s Reunion Show With ‘Classic’ Lineup

Chimaira made their return to the stage last night (December 30th) with the majority of their ‘classic’ lineup for a special ‘Chimaira Christmas‘ reunion show at the Agora Theater in Cleveland, Ohio. Singer Mark Hunter, guitarist Rob Arnold, guitarist Matt DeVries, bassist Jim LaMarca and keyboardist/programmer, etc. Chris Spicuzza took to the stage together for roughly the first time in seven years. Fan-filmed live footage can be found below.

Drummer Andols Herrick was unable to perform and thus latter era Chimaira drummer Austin D’Amond, also of DevilDriver fame, filled in. The setlist ran as follows:

“Pictures In The Gold Room”
“Sp Lit”
“Six”
“Power Trip”
“Nothing Remains”
“Save Ourselves”
“Down Again”
“The Flame”
“Army Of Me”
“Eyes Of A Criminal”
“The Venom Inside”
“Lazarus”
“Resurrection”
“Implements Of Destruction”
“The Dehumanizing Process”
“Salvation”
“Pure Hatred”
“Jade”

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Caliban Posts “brOKen” Music Video

While the majority of the scene is aiming for a more melodic and overall accessible sound, Caliban is plunging into darkness with latest album and heaviest offering to date, “Gravity.”

After playing selected shows and embarking on a European tour with Suicide Silence, Any Given Day and To The Rats And Wolves, Caliban also just started another run of live dates.

It is the perfect timing to release an edit as well as a video clip for one of the crowd favorites, “brOKen.” The video was done by Mirko Witzki in cooperation with Nova Event Solutions with make up arts coming from Kami Zero. Check it out below.

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Aaron Matts From Betraying The Martyrs Discusses Brexit In Video Interview

Aaron Matts from Betraying The Martyrs has released a new video discussing Brexit, which can be seen below. The band comments:

“We’re living in divisive times, in a time where we should be celebrating nothing but diversity; the so called ‘liberation’ of England from the EU has been voted for by the majority and therefore should be celebrated, but without a single ounce of satisfaction to those who voted out with misconceived racial and anti humanitarian agendas. Share love, share music.”

New album “The Resilient” dropped back in January via Sumerian Records and is available at this location.

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Heaven Shall Burn Releases “Corium” Music Video

While being on the road with Korn and playing headlining shows in between, Heaven Shall Burn is excited to release a latest video for “Corium,” which was produced by Iconographic and can be seen below.

After basing the majority of the stunning artwork for latest album “Wanderer” on striking nature photos, “Corium” is taking you to the breathtaking scenery of Patagonia.

Heaven Shall Burn comments: “Finally! We are really happy about releasing a video to one of our favorite songs from ‘Wanderer’ before starting the German leg of the tour.”

“Corium” is taken from latest album “Wanderer,” which secured impressive positions in the international album charts such as #3 in Germany, #9 in Austria, and #15 in Switzerland.

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Lyric Video For New Song “The Dirge” Issued By Nighon

Finnish industrial/symphonic metal act Nighon issued a powerful lyric video for the new song “The Dirge.” The video is the second clip lifted from “The Somme,” the band’s brand new album which is scheduled for release on May 5th via Inverse Records.

The band commented on the clip: “We have released a new video with a strong message. The song ‘The Dirge’ raises the question: ‘Why do we have wars?’ They are horrible and the majority of mankind seems to despise it. The song was inspired by the annexation of Crimea, the Vietnam war and the Korean war.

Björn commented: “The lyrics I wrote tells us about the consequences of letting our hate spin out of control, and when governments twist lies into truths to justify war!”

“The Somme” is a conceptual release with stories from World War I, World War II and the similarities between those and the crises we see today in our world. It’s track listing is as follows:

1. Marseille 1914
2. The Greatest Of Catastrophes (see music video here)
3. The Dirge
4. Lest We Forget
5. Medic
6. Blow Them To Hell
7. Altafjord
8. Scharnhorst
9. Reclaiming Ravenpoint
10. You Do Not Know What The Night May Bring
11. Minor Secundus
12. Tragédie
13. I Fear For Tomorrow
14. Somme

Check out “The Dirge” here:

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Kaira Posts 2016 Documentary Clip

Russian pagan folk metal band Kaira released a documentary covering the band’s exploits during 2016. The 47 minute clip features footage of the group onstage as well as some backstage antics and making-of segments.

Sliptrick Records comments: “Although the interviews are in Russian, the majority of the piece concentrates on the visual side of things and is well worth watching to get a good look at Kaira’s unique approach and vision. Much of the music in the documentary is taken from the album ‘Roots Of Veles’ released worldwide on Sliptrick Records late last year.”

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Kaira Posts 2016 Documentary Clip

Russian pagan folk metal band Kaira released a documentary covering the band’s exploits during 2016. The 47 minute clip features footage of the group onstage as well as some backstage antics and making-of segments.

Sliptrick Records comments: “Although the interviews are in Russian, the majority of the piece concentrates on the visual side of things and is well worth watching to get a good look at Kaira’s unique approach and vision. Much of the music in the documentary is taken from the album ‘Roots Of Veles’ released worldwide on Sliptrick Records late last year.”

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