Sorcerer launches lyric video for new single “The Devils Incubus”

– October 18th, 2017 –

Swedish Epic Heavy Doom Metal warlords Sorcerer will release their new album, The Crowning Of The Fire King, this Friday (October 20th) via Metal Blade Records! Sorcerer have now released a lyric video for the new single “The Devils Incubus” at: youtube.com/watch?v=8i39_TeAhuk

To hear the first single, “Sirens”, please visit: metalblade.com/sorcerer – where The Crowning Of The Fire King can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–Digipak-CD (with bonus tracks)
–180 g black vinyl
–Clear Turquoise Blue Vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 400 copies)
–Golden Sand Marbled Vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–Cool Grey Orange Marbled Vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–Dark Sky Blue/Gray Marbled Vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–Clear/Black Marbled Vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 200 copies)

Sorcerer comments: “We have aimed to write an album with diversity and intensity, an album that we want to listen to ourselves. ‘The Crowning Of The Fire King‘ is by far our best recording ever with songs that are strong, powerful and doomy. We have captured what Sorcerer is about and taken the songs to the next level for the band.”

The Crowning Of The Fire King track-listing:
1. Sirens
2. Ship Of Doom
3. Abandoned By The Gods
4. The Devils Incubus
5. Nattvaka
6. Crimson Cross
7. The Crowning Of The Fire King
8. Unbearable Sorrow

Read on for some reviews of The Crowning Of The Fire King:

“A unique feel for gigantic melodies! Nobody will top ‘The Crowning Of The Fire King‘ this year!”Rock Hard Germany, 10/10 points, # 1 soundcheck

“‘The Crowning Of The Fire King‘ surpasses its already great predecessor ‘In The Shadow Of The Inverted Cross‘ with ease!”Deaf Forever Germany, 9.5/10 points, # 2 soundcheck

“A little masterpiece that could become the genre album of the year!”Metal Hammer Germany, 6/7 points, # 6 soundcheck

“The world of Epic Doom has not experienced anything like this since Candlemass’ ‘Death Magic Doom’! A highlight beyond comparison!”Legacy Germany, 14/15 points, # 6 soundcheck

“With Candlemass at the crossroad and Solitude Aeturnus MIA, the aptly-titled ‘The Crowning of the Fire King‘ is their ticket to the throne!”Metal Hammer UK, 8/10

Sorcerer line-up:
Anders Engberg – vocals
Kristian Niemann – guitars
Peter Hallgren – guitars
Johnny Hagel – bass
Richard Evensand – drums

Sorcerer online:
https://www.facebook.com/sorcererdoom
http://www.sorcererdoom.com

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Video Clip For New Song “My Mistake” Posted By Hallatar

Today, Hallatar released a music video for the new song “My Mistake.” The song and clip features a guest appearance by Heike Langhans (Draconian) and was lifted from the highly anticipated debut album “No Stars Upon The Bridge,” which is available via Svart Records on October 27th.

Hallatar features among its ranks Swallow the Sun and Trees of Eternity guitarist Juha Raivio, Amorphis vocalist Tomi Joutsen, and former HIM drummer Gas Lipstick. All the material on “No Stars Upon The Bridge” is based on the lyrics and poems of Aleah Liane Starbridge.

The video comes courtesy of Metal Hammer at this location, or you can just check it out in the player here:

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New Song “Blood Wet Teeth” Premiered By All Pigs Must Die

All Pigs Must Die shares the punishing new track “Blood Wet Teeth,” the second single from the upcoming album “Hostage Animal,” due out through Southern Lord on October 27th. The song premiered over at Metal Hammer’s website at this location, or even more conveniently in the player at the bottom!

The band offers the following about the new album: “‘Hostage Animal’ is the most dynamic but efficient of our albums. The idea was to get to a wider spectrum without meandering along the way. We enjoy playing together and making music that is as heavy as possible. Getting that feeling like you’re about to break apart when you are making violent music is something we chase after any time we are putting together new material.”

The album track listing is as follows:

1. Hostage Animal
2. A Caustic Vision (available for streaming here)
3. Meditation of Violence
4. Slave Morality
5. End Without End
6. Blood Wet Teeth
7. Moral Purge
8. Cruelty Incarnate
9. The Whip
10. Heathen Reign

Check out “Blood Wet Teeth” here:

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NECK OF THE WOODS: The Passenger Playing At Metal Hammer;Album Out This Week Through Basick Records + Canadian Tour Underway

The Passenger, the debut full-length released from Vancouver, British Columbia’s NECK OF THE WOODS NECK OF THE WOODS‘ The Passenger delivers the band’s crushing blend of progressive, death-inspired, technical, and groove-laden metal through nine engaging tracks. Metal Hammer proclaims of The Passenger, Merging the power and technicality of Opeth, Gojira, and Between The Buried And […]

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New EP “Ashes” Announced By Sinsaenum

Sinsaenum and earMUSIC are pleased to announce the release of “Ashes,” the brand new EP by Frédéric Leclercq (DragonForce) and Joey Jordison’s (ex-Slipknot) extreme death metal project.

Sinsaenum’s current LP “Echoes of the Tortured,” which has been nominated as “Best Debut” by Metal Hammer Germany, is an album that has been praised worldwide as one of the freshest and finest approaches to death metal. Following the 2016 release of the band’s celebrated debut, Sinsaenum now go beyond and have truly reached the next level.

“Ashes” will be released on November 10th via earMUSIC. It is available for pre-order via Amazon and iTunes. The EP contains over 30 minutes of mind-blowing music, featuring three brand new and EP-exclusive songs, which all display Sinsaenum’s love for the roots of death metal and extreme music.

Additionally, two previously exclusive Japanese bonus tracks can finally be enjoyed by the rest of the world. To top it all off, renowned French producer and musician Frederic Duquesne (Mass Hysteria, guitar) has provided a remix for “Dead Souls.”

The cover artwork (shown below) was drawn by Maxime Taccardi, a dark, twisted artist who managed to capture the essence of Sinsaenum’s music.

“‘Ashes’ is showing a more mature version of our music, and also an angrier side,” said Leclercq. “A lot angrier. We wanted the production to be rawer. Nothing is polite here. We just want to grab the listeners by the throat and spit our hatred into their face. With this EP, we took things further. The black metal vibe is more present in the three new songs, as are the synths; they reinforce the eerie side of our music. Experimenting with keys and machine is not something we are afraid of. Musical darkness can come in many ways.”

With these impressive credentials, it is hard not to label Sinsaenum a “supergroup,” since the project embodies the joint venture of Fred Leclercq of Dragonforce and Joey Jordison (VIMIC, former Slipknot drummer). The rest of the band is of no less importance and credibility: Attila Csihar (Mayhem, vocals), Sean Zatorsky (Dååth, vocals), Seth Heimoth (bass), and Stephane Buriez (Loudblast, guitar) – all of which are well respected in their fields – complete the ensemble, making Sinsaenum premium-level heavy metal.

The track listing is:

1. “Ashes”
2. “Monarch of Death”
3. “2099 (Heretics)”
4. “Degeneration”*
5. “King of the Desperate Lands”*
6. “Dead Souls”**
* Previously Japanese Bonus Only
** Frédéric Duquesne remix

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CASTLE: Heavy Doom/Metal Unit Announces Stone Thrones West Coast Dates; Endless Graveyard Tour Underway

– an irrepressible combination of 70s doom, NWOBHM, musty-yet-in-your-face production courtesy of famed Neurosis/Melvins producer Billy Anderson, and the smoky, whiskey-stained vocals of Liz Blackwell… – Metal Hammer Heavy doom/metal unit CASTLE — currently in the midst of their Endless Graveyard live takeover — will take to the streets again in November for the west […]

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European Tour Dates Announced By Evil Invaders In Support Of Grand Magus

What a nice surprise! Belgium’s Evil Invaders has just announced a full European tour run with Australia’s Elm Street in support of Swedish doom warriors Grand Magus!

The band states: “We’re stoked to announce that we’ll hit the road with Grand Magus and Elm Street in October + November! We’ll be touring some countries in Europe in support of our upcoming album ‘FEED ME VIOLENCE’! Expect tons of new songs, crazy-ass merch and a wicked live show!”

Right before this tour, Evil Invaders will be releasing the new full-length studio album “Feed Me Violence.”

Find all dates listed below:

27.10.17 DE – Munich / Backstage
28.10.17 CH – Aarau / Kiff
29.10.17 CH – Geneva / L’Usine
30.10.17 AT – Vienna / Viper Room
31.10.17 AT – Dornbirn / Conrad Sohm
01.11.17 AT – Graz – Explosiv
02.11.17 PL – Cracow / Kwadrat
03.11.17 DE – Leipzig / Hellraiser
04.11.17 DE – Berlin / Columbia Theater
05.11.17 DE – Stuttgart / Wizemann
06.11.17 DE – Hannover / Musikzentrum
07.11.17 DE – Aschaffenburg / Colos-Saal
08.11.17 DE – Nürnberg / Hirsch
09.11.17 NL – Eindhoven / Effenaar
10.11.17 DE – Cologne / Essigfabrik
11.11.17 DE – Weissenhauser Strand / Metal Hammer Paradise

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Devin Townsend Project Posts “Offer Your Light” Video

The Devin Townsend Project has been on the road for the majority of 2017 supporting latest album “Transcendence.” Recently Devin was in attendance at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods ceremony in London, where he was given the “Riff Lord” award, which has been previously bestowed upon the likes of Dave Mustaine, Brian May, and Phil Campbell.

In response to being recognized and given such a high honor, Devin offered the following statement: “Hey all! Well heck, I guess I won an award for being a guitar guy…sweet! All those years of social ineptitude has manifested in an ability to play 32nd notes. Take that, dad! …to celebrate, we are doing a ‘lyric video’ for a track I had been encouraged to release when the album first came out, but decided to go with another one instead.

“As it turns out, people seem to really like this song, so have at ‘er! Here’s a kind of rockin’, kind of straightforward track from Transcendence called ‘Offer Your Light’, written essentially about trying to look at the positive amidst the ever increasing sea of neurosis-inducing bullshit the world keeps spewing at us. I’m in the beginning stages of writing new music now, and I hope this finds a home in your listening world for the next 4 minutes or so…best part is; there’s no guitar solo!”

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Turncoat Releases “American Dream” Music Video

Michigan hardcore outfit Turncoat just released a new music video for latest single “American Dream.” The video has a 90’s home video-like vibe of the band’s home town showing raw footage from the Detroit area.

This single comes by way of the group’s Eulogy Recordings, 2016 self-titled EP and was recently selected to be on Metal Hammer’s New Noise compilation album. Guitarist Keith Keister comments:

“‘American Dream’ is groovy, fast paced, straight forward example of exactly what we’re trying to convey as a band. Off our Eulogy Records debut EP, it’s definitely one of my favorites live and on the recording. This video gives a simple 90s-ish home video vibe and show cases some of the places we drive by, live near or see in our everyday life in Michigan and shows us in a very raw and back to basics perspective.”

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Amon Amarth announces USA tour with Goatwhore

– January 30th, 2017 –

After touring the world this past year in support of their new album, Jomsviking, Amon Amarth will head back out on the road this spring for a USA tour with Goatwhore! Starting April 30th, the trek also features select appearances by Amon Amarth at some of the nation’s premier music festivals: “Welcome to Rockville”, “Carolina Rebellion”, “Dark Lord Day”, “Northern Invasion”, and “Rock on the Range”.

Amon Amarth comments: “United States! We return to your lands this Spring and we will raid and plunder your little cities as we please. For the first time we will be sailing our longships towards the curious native celebrations called ‘The Loudest Month’ (Welcome To Rockville, Northern Invasion, Carolina Rebellion & Rock On The Range) where we will sack and burn them to the ground and feast on the spoils. Our good friends in the almighty Goatwhore will be joining us on this voyage on all headline shows. You have been warned.”

Goatwhore‘s Ben Falgoust (vocals) adds: “We are looking forward to hitting the road with Amon Amarth and playing some raw as fuck metal for you people. Show up with your anger and let’s make some chaos happen. I know you all need to vent some issues. Let’s do it together and crush the opposition. I also hope by the end of this tour I can try to be as cool as Joe Grindo from Theories.”

See below for all dates!

Amon Amarth tour dates
w/ Goatwhore

Apr. 30 – Jacksonville, FL – Welcome to Rockville *
May 1 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl
May 2 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
May 4 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre
May 5 – Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion *
May 6 – Richmond, VA – The National
May 8 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
May 9 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
May 10 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
May 12 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
May 13 – Chicago, IL – Dark Lord Day *
May 14 – Somerset, WI – Northern Invasion *
May 16 – Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
May 17 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theatre
May 19 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
May 20 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
May 21 – Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range *
*=Amon Amarth only

As the band’s first concept record in their storied career, Jomsviking tells a tragic, original tale of conflict and revenge, backed by the Swedes’ trademark melodic, anthemic metal – which was produced and mixed once again by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Accept). For their efforts, Amon Amarth landed on the global charts this past year (including a #11 spot on the USA Current Album Billboard Chart!). To purchase and preview Jomsviking, please visit amonamarth.com

Read on for some reviews of Jomsviking:

“‘Jomsviking‘ is sure to satisfy Amon Amarth fans old and new and sure to rip the face off of any who are not ready.”MetalSucks.net (USA) (4.5/5)

“This latest venture through Norse mythology and barbaric fantasy is likely to go down as an instant fan favorite.”Blabbermouth.net (USA) (8.5/10)

“…the Swedish outfit has returned with a concept record of epic proportions.”PopMatters.com (USA)

“After all the best axes are still being forged by the master!”Metal Hammer (Germany)

“…you are left with no doubt that Amon Amarth are at the top of their game right now. This is splendid.”Powerplay (UK) (9/10)

“…this is killer business as usual…”Metal Hammer (UK)

“This album is a genuinely impressive piece of work. Whether you like Vikings or not, this is a brilliant death metal record from a brilliant death metal band.”Musicology (UK) (8/10)

Amon Amarth line-up:
Johan Hegg – Vocals
Ted Lundstrom – Bass
Johan Soderberg – Guitar
Olavi Mikkonen – Guitar
Jocke Wallgren – Drums

Amon Amarth online:
http://www.amonamarth.com
http://www.facebook.com/OfficialAmonAmarth
http://twitter.com/amonamarthband
https://www.instagram.com/amonamarth
https://youtube.com/AmonAmarthOfficial
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