Asher Media Relations Offer Holiday Sampler “Happy Metal Annihilation Vol. 7”

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s that time of year that Asher Media Relations, a PR company promoting aggressive music in Canada, USA and Europe shares its next holiday sampler featuring artists they have had the honour of working with in 2017. This year’s 7th volume of “Happy Metal Annihilation” showcases over 4 hours of headbanging tunes from black to death to thrash to metalcore to hard rock and everything else under the metal umbrella. Let the holiday mosh pit begin!

Publicist Jon Asher of Asher Media Relations comments:

“I’ve been putting together this compilation for the last six years to promote the bands I love working with. I believe they need to be heard and discovered by those who are not yet familiar with them. This holiday sampler is my gift to the headbanging community to enjoy and celebrate all that is heavy. m/m/”

“Happy Metal Annihilation Vol. 7” features over 50 tracks and is available for FREE DOWNLOAD via Bandcamp:

Happy Metal Annihilation Vol. 7 by Asher Media

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Wiegedood (Oathbreaker, Amenra) Sign With Century Media

Wiegedood, who feature Oathbreaker members Wim Coppers and Gilles Demolder alongside Amenra/Oathbreaker bassist Levy Seynaeve have signed with Century Media. The band have been in the studio recording, “De Doden Hebben het Goed III“, which will serve as the final chapter of their album trilogy. Century Media is planning a spring release date for that outing.

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Band Submissions For 2018 Lineup Being Accepted By Loud As Hell Festival

Western Canada’s decibel breaking heavy metal festival Loud As Hell is launching band submissions for the 2018 line up, being held from August 3rd to 5th in Drumheller, AB @ Dinosaur Downs Stampede Grounds.

Last year’s 6th annual event saw witness to another sold out fest that hosted a line up with Battlecross, Aggression, Planet Eater, Exit Strategy, Expain, Cocaine Moustache, Eye of Horus, The Order of Chaos, Neck of The Woods, Nylithia, Dead Asylum and more! The 2018 edition will see Loud As Hell celebrating its seventh consecutive year presented by Semchuk Productions, Jurassic Ink Custom Tattoo, Prairie Fire Events, and Asher Media Relations.

LAH always works hard to deliver the best lineup in the West ready to melt your face off. Featuring over 40 bands from across Western Canada and beyond, you won’t want to miss any of it. And don’t forget about their freak shows, burlesque dancers, clinics, vendors and dinosaurs!

Bands can submit their application at the following link. The Deadline to apply is Dec 1, 2017.

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New Video Clip “Detached” Issued By Ghost Iris

Danish act Ghost Iris issued a new video clip for the song “Detached.” The track is lifted from the band’s latest album “Blind World,” which was issued back in February via Long Branch Records.

The clip was edited by LionSkin Media and filmed by Sebastian Stigsby. Check it out here:

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Eyes Of The Sun Signs With Black Light Media

Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of Brooklyn’s doom metal trio Eyes Of The Sun. After releasing a self-titled EP in 2010, and debut full-length “Chapter I” in 2013, the band is now poised to release a sophomore effort in 2018.

Eyes Of The Sun comments: “This is the absolute highlight of our journey and we look forward to the days ahead. We are extremely proud to be part of the Blacklight Media/Metal Blade family and its history. This is a testament to the support of our friends, family and fans that have been with of us throughout the years.”

Chris Santos (Blacklight Media) adds: “The beauty of Blacklight Media, for me, is that I get to work with bands from so many different genres of metal, and am so psyched to be building such a diverse and uniquely different roster of amazing metal bands. On that note, I’m super stoked to be working with my friends Eyes Of the Sun from right here in Brooklyn, who are a crushingly heavy, wall-shaking earthquake of heavy doom with a live sound that has to be heard to be believed.”

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Eyes Of The Sun signs worldwide deal with Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records

– September 12th, 2017 –

Photo credit: Sophy Holland

Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of Brooklyn’s doom metal trio Eyes Of The Sun! After releasing their self-titled EP in 2010, and debut full-length Chapter I in 2013, the band is now poised to release their sophomore effort in 2018 via Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records.

Eyes Of The Sun comments: “This is the absolute highlight of our journey and we look forward to the days ahead. We are extremely proud to be part of the Blacklight Media/Metal Blade family and its history. This is a testament to the support of our friends, family and fans that have been with of us throughout the years.”

Chris Santos (Blacklight Media) adds: “The beauty of Blacklight Media, for me, is that I get to work with bands from so many different genres of metal, and am so psyched to be building such a diverse and uniquely different roster of amazing metal bands. On that note, I’m super stoked to be working with my friends Eyes Of the Sun from right here in Brooklyn, who are a crushingly heavy, wall-shaking earthquake of heavy doom with a live sound that has to be heard to be believed.”

Eyes Of The Sun was conceived in early 2007 by bassist/vocalist Jeff Blanchard. Long-time friend Miguel De Jesus Jr. joined the ranks with Jeff a few months later on guitar. Within a few years, and after a couple of past members on second guitar and drums, Chris O’Neil joined as the permanent drummer. As a trio, they performed countless shows over the past 10 years, delivering their unique brand of doom metal – which leaves listeners with a range of emotions, that the band themselves then experience and extract from. The band explains: “It is known throughout the laws of science and nature that the sun creates and sustains life…Now it stands witness to the atrocities, depletion and vile consumption manifested by mankind, which it originally sustained life for. In our way, we portray what is seen through the Eyes Of The Sun.”

Stay tuned for more news about Eyes Of The Sun coming soon!

Eyes Of The Sun line-up:
Jeff Blanchard – Vocals & Bass
Miguel De Jesus Jr. – Guitar
Chris O’Neil – Drums

Eyes Of The Sun online:
https://www.eyesofthesun.net
https://www.facebook.com/eyesofthesun
https://twitter.com/eyesofthesun718
https://www.youtube.com/user/EyesOfTheSunOfficial
https://www.instagram.com/eyesofthesunband/

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Eyes Of The Sun signs worldwide deal with Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records

– September 12th, 2017 –

Photo credit: Sophy Holland

Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of Brooklyn’s doom metal trio Eyes Of The Sun! After releasing their self-titled EP in 2010, and debut full-length Chapter I in 2013, the band is now poised to release their sophomore effort in 2018 via Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records.

Eyes Of The Sun comments: “This is the absolute highlight of our journey and we look forward to the days ahead. We are extremely proud to be part of the Blacklight Media/Metal Blade family and its history. This is a testament to the support of our friends, family and fans that have been with of us throughout the years.”

Chris Santos (Blacklight Media) adds: “The beauty of Blacklight Media, for me, is that I get to work with bands from so many different genres of metal, and am so psyched to be building such a diverse and uniquely different roster of amazing metal bands. On that note, I’m super stoked to be working with my friends Eyes Of the Sun from right here in Brooklyn, who are a crushingly heavy, wall-shaking earthquake of heavy doom with a live sound that has to be heard to be believed.”

Eyes Of The Sun was conceived in early 2007 by bassist/vocalist Jeff Blanchard. Long-time friend Miguel De Jesus Jr. joined the ranks with Jeff a few months later on guitar. Within a few years, and after a couple of past members on second guitar and drums, Chris O’Neil joined as the permanent drummer. As a trio, they performed countless shows over the past 10 years, delivering their unique brand of doom metal – which leaves listeners with a range of emotions, that the band themselves then experience and extract from. The band explains: “It is known throughout the laws of science and nature that the sun creates and sustains life…Now it stands witness to the atrocities, depletion and vile consumption manifested by mankind, which it originally sustained life for. In our way, we portray what is seen through the Eyes Of The Sun.”

Stay tuned for more news about Eyes Of The Sun coming soon!

Eyes Of The Sun line-up:
Jeff Blanchard – Vocals & Bass
Miguel De Jesus Jr. – Guitar
Chris O’Neil – Drums

Eyes Of The Sun online:
https://www.eyesofthesun.net
https://www.facebook.com/eyesofthesun
https://twitter.com/eyesofthesun718
https://www.youtube.com/user/EyesOfTheSunOfficial
https://www.instagram.com/eyesofthesunband/

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Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records signs Norway’s Fight The Fight in the USA

– September 7th, 2017 –

Photo credit: Jorn Veberg

Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the signing of Norway’s Fight The Fight in the USA! Fight The Fight‘s self-titled debut (released digitally in January 2017) is young, fresh and bursting with energy – just as you would expect from a band that has been buzzing around the Norwegian underground for several years. Now, the record will finally see a physical release in the USA in early 2018 via Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records.

Chris Santos (Blacklight Media) comments: “If ever there was a band that hooked me on the first listen, it was Fight The Fight!
Fight The Fight seamlessly weave together classic old school riffing with cutting edge grooves and have a knack for making every single song they write not just heavy, but catchy as fuck! To top it off, these guys are natural born total rock stars. The sky is the limit for Fight The Fight and I’m so stoked to take the ride with them!”

Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records) adds: “Once again my buddy Chris Santos has found an amazing band! We are super excited to have Blacklight Media working with Fight The Fight! Check them out!!”

Erlend Gjerde (Indie Recordings) comments: “We’re very excited to partner with the great team at Blacklight Media and Metal Blade for Fight The Fight in North America. Their enthusiasm and dedication to working with us on the band made our decision very easy – Let’s do this!”

Barely breaking into their twenties, Fight The Fight has already been a band – though under a different name (Faenskap) – for more than a decade. It’s the classic story of childhood friends and schoolmates whose dreams and ambitions run high, and ultimately form a band together. Pushing the whole project to the limit of their capabilities, they succeeded in reaching their goal: creating a record that reflects their vision of what’s to come. Not your average album, this mature, well-composed rock/metal grenade immediately explodes with memorable hooks, catchphrases and choruses, and the rock, punk, metal and black metal elements are woven into a unique and progressive sound. With this debut, it is clear that Fight The Fight is destined for great things.

For a preview of Fight The Fight, the video for the title track can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=YLWUdYeSy4M

Fight The Fight has played at all the major festivals in Norway, plus toured Europe – receiving massive praise from Metal Hammer UK, and many others, for their phenomenal live performances. European fans can catch the band once again with Satyricon this fall – see below for all dates!

Fight the Fight tour dates
w/ Satyricon

Sept. 24 – Grunspan – Hamburg, Germany
Sept. 25 – Turock – Essen, Germany
Sept. 26 – 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands
Sept. 27 – Biebob – Vosselaar, Belgium
Sept. 29 – Heaven – London, UK
Sept. 30 – La Maroquinerie – Paris, France
Oct. 1 – MJC De Reze – Nantes, France
Oct. 2 – Le Metronum – Toulouse, France
Oct. 4 – Sala But – Madrid, Spain
Oct. 5 – Razzamatazz – Barcelona, Spain
Oct. 6 – Rockstore – Montpellier, France
Oct. 7 – Zona Roveri – Bologna, Italy
Oct. 9 – Dynamo – Zurich, Switzerland
Oct. 10 – Backstage Halle – Munich, Germany
Oct. 11 – Szene – Vienna, Austria
Oct. 12 – Palac Akropolis – Prague, Czech Republic
Oct. 14 – Kwadrat – Krakow, Poland
Oct. 15 – Progresja – Warsaw, Poland

Fight The Fight line-up:
Lars Vegas – vocals
Amok – guitars
Lord – guitars
HM – bass

Fight The Fight online:
http://www.fightthefight.no
https://www.facebook.com/Fightthefightband
https://www.instagram.com/fightthefightband

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“Live At The Roadhouse” 25th Anniversary Show To See Vinyl Release By Paradise Lost

Century Media Records will bring U.K. gothic metal pioneers, Paradise Lost’s special 25th anniversary show “Live At The Roundhouse” to vinyl this September. Recorded in London on November 3, 2013 by Abbey Road Live, this will be an extremely limited one-time only pressing.

Previously, “Live At The Roundhouse” was released as 2x CDR and digital album under the title “Tragic Illusion Live At The Roundhouse, London” offering a career spanning set-list and authentic, honest live sound due to being recorded and mixed on-the-fly. The vinyl’s front cover was created by Valnoir and is based on a shirt design originally offered at this unforgettable show back in 2013.

“Live At The Roundhouse” has been mastered for vinyl by Patrick W. Engel/Temple Of Disharmony (Iced Earth, Tiamat, Moonspell) and features 180 gram vinyl and gatefold sleeves.

See below for limitations and release dates:

Live at the Roundhouse // out September 15, 2017
Ltd. Gatefold black 2LP – limited to 1.300 copies
Ltd. Gatefold lilac 2LP – limited to 200 copies
Ltd. Gatefold transp. yellow 2LP – limited to 200 copies
Ltd. Gatefold golden 2LP – limited to 300 copies

(available at this location)

The limited coloured vinyls can be ordered via CMDistro.de at this location.

“Live At The Roundhouse” vinyl plus t-shirt bundles are available via the band’s store over here.

The track list is as follows:

Side A:

1. Mortals Watch The Day
2. So Much Is Lost
3. Remembrance
4. Gothic

Side B:

1. Enchantment
2. Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us
3. Tragic Idol
4. Never For The Damned

Side C:

1. Isolate
2. Say Just Words
3. Rotting Misery

Side D:

1. One Second
2. True Belief
3. Over The Madness

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Savage Messiah Signs With Century Media Records For New Album “Hands Of Fate”

Century Media Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of British heavy metal outfit Savage Messiah, with the release of fourth full-length album “Hands Of Fate” now set for October 27th, 2017.

Recorded at Rockfield Studios Monmouth (Black Sabbath, Rush, Queen), “Hands Of Fate” was produced by Scott Atkins (Cradle of Filth) and mastered by Dave Collins (Metallica, Soundgarden, Linkin Park). The cover art was completed by Travis Smith.

Today, Savage Messiah is excited to reveal a first listen with the music video debut for the album’s title track, which can be seen below. Jens Prueter (Head Of A&R, Century Media Records Europe) commented on the signing by stating:

“We are very happy to welcome Savage Messiah to Century Media Records. It’s great to see that a young band can combine the best of old classics from Iron Maiden to Metallica with a fresh approach and, most importantly, excellent songs that can stand the test of time. The birthplace of heavy metal can be proud about its New Generation Of British Heavy Metal (NGOBHM).”

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