Mercyful Fate: ’9′, ‘Dead Again’, ‘Into the Unknown’ LP re-issues now available via Metal Blade Records

– November 9th, 2018 –

On December 14th, Mercyful Fate will release LP re-issues of the classic albums 9, Dead Again, and Into the Unknown via Metal Blade Records. Available as 180g picture discs, these exclusive editions can be purchased now at: indiemerch.com

“You can spiral yourself into darkness with these classic Mercyful Fate albums, or you can exhibit them on your wall like I will. Either way, enjoy.” – King Diamond

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Behemoth Premiere New Live Music Video “The Satanist” From “Messe Noire” DVD

Behemoth debut a new live music video for their track “The Satanist,” taken from their DVD “Messe Noire” (Metal Blade). Said set includes the group’s shows captured in Warsaw, Poland, on October 8th, 2016 and at Brutal Assault 2016. Watch the clip now below:

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Metal Blade Records launches “Chrismassacre” holiday sale

– 01/11/18 –

Featuring a new King Diamond “No Presents For Christmas” 12″ picture disc; holiday contest launched with Halo Custom Guitars

“Chrismassacre” artwork designed by Costin Chioreanu / twilight13media.com

To celebrate the holiday season, Metal Blade Records has now launched its annual “Chrismassacre” sale, featuring a variety of Christmas and winter merchandise – plus a new King Diamond “No Presents For Christmas” 12″ picture disc (limited to 1000 copies!). Purchase your favorite seasonal gifts and clothing now at: metalblade.com/xmas


Metal Blade has also joined forces with Halo Custom Guitars to offer fans an exclusive holiday prize pack, containing:
–a Halo GVK guitar (Grand Prize), plus vinyl from Cattle Decapitation, Revocation, Rivers Of Nihil, Behemoth, Manowar, Sorcerer, Harm’s Way, Amon Amarth, Unearth, and The Crown, as well as a Halo Custom Guitars shirt, and guitar picks
–vinyl from Cattle Decapitation, Revocation, Rivers Of Nihil (for 3 runners-up)

The contest begins today (Nov. 1st) and ends Dec. 3rd. Enter for your chance to win here: metalblade.com/xmas

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Mother Feather debuts new single, “Totally Awesome”

– October 29th, 2018 –

Just before the highly anticipated drop of their sophomore album, Constellation Baby, this Friday (Nov. 2), Mother Feather is bringing fans a final preview of the record with the boot-stomping “Totally Awesome”, which can be heard at: metalblade.com/motherfeather. The slow-building, classic rock-revering anthem proclaims the power of doing what you want, going where you want, and hails the “exuberant freedom of being in love in an epic ode to a magical city”, according to frontwoman Ann Courtney.

Hailed for their glam-rocking, in-your-face live shows, Mother Feather is also gearing up for a Philly album release show this Friday at Johnny Brenda’s, and another hometown release show December 6 at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory. Between the makeup, the costumes, the sheer power, and the kick-ass anthems, these shows are surely not to be missed. For details, see below!

Mother Feather tour dates:
Nov. 2 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
Dec. 6 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY

New York City’s Mother Feather have perfected the formula to pay homage to the roots of punk’n’roll and heavy rock injected with their own brand of the divine feminine, and since their debut album have been keeping the audience on their toes. The evolution of their high-energy “pop cock rock” surges forward this November 2nd with their sophomore album Constellation Baby, out via Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records, and available for pre-order now here: metalblade.com/motherfeather


Constellation Baby track-listing
1. Red Hot Metal
2. Man, I Wish You Were Here
3. ICU
4. Snakebite
5. Desert Island
6. Constellation Baby
7. Totally Awesome
8. Shake Your Magic 8 Ball
9. Supernatural
10. I Blow A Kiss

Mother Feather online:
http://www.motherfeather.com
https://www.facebook.com/motherfeather
https://twitter.com/MOTHERFEATHER
http://instagram.com/motherfeatherofficial

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The Ocean Collective debuts explosive “Cambrian II: Eternal Recurrence” video

– October 24th, 2018 –

Continuing with the massive lead up to their highly anticipated new album, Germany’s post-metal-elite The Ocean Collective are unveiling the absolutely explosive visuals for their unreleased single “Cambrian II: Eternal Recurrence,” the third preview of Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic. As The Ocean Collective are known for their mammoth melodies, ebbing from crushing climaxes to gorgeously intricate interludes, so the video matches their prehistoric, theatrical leanings. Using makeup and hand-molded masks, director Craig Murray transforms vocalist Loic Rossetti into a Cambrian-age lichen-creature, weaving molds of the band into a rocky prehistoric landscape, taking hours to meticulously shoot the video frame-by-frame.

Explains Murray, “This is a practical effects film which leans towards multiple single frame captures to creature the sequences. Everything is built from scratch. There’s long exposure animation, stop frame, miniatures and cloud tanks. If the thing I’m working with can’t be physically picked up and held in my hand, I struggle to understand how to use it; I prefer this long, messy and exhausting process.”

Adds The Ocean Collective mastermind Robin Staps, “Craig has created a unique aesthetic visualization of our music, which is different from anything I’ve ever seen. He’s spent 6 sleepless weeks working on this basically non-stop, all by himself. He plastered tons of clay and lichens over Loic’s face and head, and really managed to turn him into an imaginary ‘Cambrian creature‘. It’s incredible to see the final result now, and how the whole thing has evolved.”

What results is a nearly eight-minute epic journey through space and time, fusing art, special effects, science, and absolutely mind-melting rock – which can be seen here: youtu.be/Nt6IpvnGt4A


Phanerozoic I, which will be available November 2nd via Metal Blade Records (CD / digital) and Pelagic Records (vinyl), can be pre-ordered now here: metalblade.com/theocean

Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic track-listing:
1. The Cambrian Explosion
2. Cambrian II: Eternal Recurrence
3. Ordovicium: The Glaciation of Gondwana
4. Silurian: Age of Sea Scorpions
5. Devonian: Nascent
6. The Carboniferous Rainforest Collapse
7. Permian: The Great Dying

The Ocean online:
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https://twitter.com/OceanCollective
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Mercyful Fate: ‘In the Shadows’, ‘Return of the Vampire’, ‘Time’ LP re-issues now available via Metal Blade Records

– October 16th, 2018 –

On November 16th, Mercyful Fate will release LP re-issues of the classic albums In the Shadows, Return of the Vampire, and Time via Metal Blade Records. Available as 180g picture discs, these exclusive editions can be purchased now at: indiemerch.com

“You can spiral yourself into darkness with these classic Mercyful Fate albums, or you can exhibit them on your wall like I will. Either way, enjoy.” – King Diamond

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http://www.kingdiamondcoven.com

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Mercyful Fate: ‘Don’t Break the Oath’, ‘Melissa’, ‘The Beginning’ LP re-issues now available via Metal Blade Records

– October 12th, 2018 –

Today (October 12th), Mercyful Fate has released LP re-issues of the classic albums Don’t Break the Oath, Melissa, and The Beginning via Metal Blade Records. Available as 180g picture discs, these exclusive editions can be purchased now at: indiemerch.com

“You can spiral yourself into darkness with these classic Mercyful Fate albums, or you can exhibit them on your wall like I will. Either way, enjoy.” – King Diamond

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Mother Feather streams new single, “Snakebite”, via Guitar World

– October 1st, 2018 –

“…among the best material the band has released so far.”The Deli

“…glam rock mixed with fiery garage-pop, blending the visual approach of classic glam rock with proto punk influences.”The Punk Site

Adding more fuel to the fire, NYC’s Mother Feather is releasing their second pulsing single today in anticipation of their sophomore album. The out-for-blood “Snakebite” makes its debut exclusively via Guitar World: guitarworld.com, clocking in at under two minutes without a second to spare. Explains lead singer Ann Courtney, “An homage to the evil impulse and the speed of its ambush, I wrote ‘Snakebite’ in a hot 20 minutes. With its production setting it in the cinematic imagination of an 80s punk cult-film, this is the riotous theme song for your psycho ex-girlfriend with an axe to grind.”

New York City’s Mother Feather have perfected the formula to pay homage to the roots of punk’n’roll and heavy rock injected with their own brand of the divine feminine, and since their debut album have been keeping the audience on their toes. The evolution of their high-energy “pop cock rock” surges forward this November 2nd with their sophomore album Constellation Baby, out via Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records, and available for pre-order now here: metalblade.com/motherfeather – where you can also stream the previous single, “Red Hot Metal”.


Constellation Baby track-listing
1. Red Hot Metal
2. Man, I Wish You Were Here
3. ICU
4. Snakebite
5. Desert Island
6. Constellation Baby
7. Totally Awesome
8. Shake Your Magic 8 Ball
9. Supernatural
10. I Blow A Kiss

Mother Feather online:
http://www.motherfeather.com
https://www.facebook.com/motherfeather
https://twitter.com/MOTHERFEATHER
http://instagram.com/motherfeatherofficial

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Anaal Nathrakh streams new album, ‘A New Kind of Horror’, via Noisey.Vice.com

– September 26th, 2018 –

Exclusive interview with vocalist Dave Hunt!

This Friday (September 28th), Anaal Nathrakh will release their 10th full-length, A New Kind Of Horror, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of A New Kind Of Horror, Noisey.Vice.com is streaming the record in full now at: noisey.vice.com – alongside an exclusive interview with vocalist Dave Hunt!

To pre-order A New Kind Of Horror, please visit: metalblade.com/anaalnathrakh – where the album is available in the following formats:


–jewelcase-CD
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–transparent sage green marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–transparent turquoise marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–green / red splattered vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–tropical green/black marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–gray green marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available

When writing about A New Kind Of Horror in the record’s liner notes, Anaal Nathrakh vocalist Dave Hunt is succinct in his description: “This is not a happy album, it is bitter, vengeful, sarcastic, sardonic, violent, terrified and horrified, terrifying and horrifying in equal measure. Above all, it is human, and all that that entails. It’s as sincere as we could make it.” Those exposed to the ten tracks comprising the band’s tenth full-length will be unable to deny the truth to these words, for lyrically, musically and sonically it is a punishing listen mired in darkness and seething with raw emotion. With multi-instrumentalist Mick Kenney pushing their distinctive hybrid of symphonic black metal, death metal, industrial and grindcore ever forward, Hunt draws lyrical inspiration primarily from the horrors of the First World War, contemporary politics, and the letters of D.H. Lawrence, creating one of the most powerful, timely and unique releases of 2018. “There’s a lot that goes into our albums, of course, but it all comes about as a natural result of who we are, and for ‘A New Kind of Horror‘ we felt early on that it was clearly its own thing. It doesn’t have to stand in comparison with anything, because to us it’s in a class of its own.”

A New Kind of Horror track-listing
1. The Road To…
2. Obscene as Cancer
3. The Reek of Fear
4. Forward!
5. New Bethlehem/Mass Death Futures
6. The Apocalypse Is About You!
7. Vi Coactus
8. Mother of Satan
9. The Horrid Strife
10. Are We Fit for Glory Yet? (The War to End Nothing)

Anaal Nathrakh line-up:
Mick Kenney: all music, production & mastering
V.I.T.R.I.O.L.: all vocals (except chorus of Vi Coactus by Brandan Schieppati), lyrics & themes

Anaal Nathrakh online:
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Anaal Nathrakh Premiere New Song “New Bethlehem/Mass Death Futures”

Anaal Nathrakh’s new effort “A New Kind Of Horror” will be released this Friday, September 28th via Metal Blade Records. Below the band premiere a new song called “New Bethlehem/Mass Death Futures” from it.

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