Freedom Call Announces “666 Weeks Beyond Eternity” Album

2014 saw Freedom Call heavily playing on the “Light Over The Beyond” tour, supporting the “Beyond” album.

With the return of founding member, bassist Ilker Ersin, and the addition of “drum wizard” Ramy Ali, an unstoppable force has been created and the band is already back at full steam in 2015.

Freedom Call now declares a very unusual and hellish anniversary: 666 weeks since the genesis of “Eternity.” This occasion will see the re-release of the 2002 album “Eternity,” in a very special 2 CD digipak edition with tons of bonus material, including the brand new hymn “666 Weeks Beyond Eternity.”

“Eternity – 666 Weeks Beyond Eternity” will be released in Scandinavia on April 22nd, in Germany on April 24th, in Europe on April 27th and in the USA on April 28th as a 2 CD digipak version and download through SPV/Steamhammer.

CD 1 (Re-mastered, new sequence)
1. The Spell
2. The Eyes Of The World
3. Flying High
4. Island Of Dreams
5. Bleeding Heart
6. Flame In The Night
7. Metal Invasion
8. Ages Of Power
9. Turn Back Time
10. Warriors
11. Land Of Light

CD 2
1. 666 Weeks Beyond Eternity (brand new song)
2. Metal Invasion (live 2011)
3. Warriors (live 2011)
4. Land Of Light (live 2011)
5. The Eyes Of The World (live 2004)
6. Metal Invasion (special version 2013)
7. Warriors (unplugged 2014)
8. Flame In The Night (performed by Powerworld)
9. Land Of Light (performed by Neonfly)
10. Warriors (performed by Hannes Braun)

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Crematory Announces New Album “Antiserum”

Germany’s Crematory has inked a deal with Steamhammer/SPV for the release of new album “Antiserum” on February 24th, 2014.

“We’re really looking forward to our collaboration with Steamhammer/SPV, a globally renowned label and expert partner in what we’re planning for the future,” says drummer Markus Jüllich. “Our fans can look forward to Antiserum, on which we have gone one step further than we did on our comeback album Revolution in terms of our electronic influences. In collaboration with Elmar Schmidt of Hamburg EBM act Centhron, we have come up with a haunting mix of metal riffs and EBM keyboards. That’s why I’d refer to Antiserum’s musical direction as ‘EBM metal’.”

The first single release “Shadowmaker” will be out on November 22nd, 2013. Jüllich comments: “Even before the whole record was finalized we knew that ‘Shadowmaker’ had absolute hit potential. You’d be hard put to announce our new album better than with this song.”

On the day of the single launch, there will be another highlight: a special boxset featuring the band’s first ten studio albums in a cardboard sleeve. Steamhammer A&R manager Olly Hahn states: “I am delighted that Crematory have opted for SPV. They’re one of the leading bands in the gothic metal genre, and their latest album Antiserum impresses with its homogeneity and hit potential!”

Catch the band live:

06.09. D-Mannheim – Alte Seilerei
20.09. D-Hamburg – Klubsen
21.09. D-Rostock – Alte Zuckerfabrik
04.10. CH-Luzern – Konzertzentrum Schüür
19.10. D-Straubing – Metal Invasion Festival
01.11. D-Berlin – K17
02.11. D-Dresden – Strasse E
15.11. D-Nürnberg – Rockfabrik
16.11. D-Affalter – Zur Linde

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Insomnium Posts “One For Sorrow” Making-Of Video

Before entering the studio to record a new album, Finland’s dark and melodic death metal outfit Insomnium has compiled a making-of documentary of the band’s time recording “One For Sorrow” (reviewed here), which was Insomnium’s Century Media debut full-length.

Check out the clip below, and fans in Europe can also see the band supporting Children of Bodom this fall. Dates are available after the jump.

25.09.2013 (S) STOCKHOLM, Tyrol
26.09.2013 (S) GOTHENBURG, Brewhouse
27.09.2013 (N) OSLO, Rockefeller
28.09.2013 (DK) COPENHAGEN, Amager Bio
29.09.201 (D) HAMBURG, Markthalle
01.10.2013 (D) COLOGNE, Live Music Hall
02.10.2013 (D) BERLIN, Postbahnhof
03.10.2013 (D) OSNABRÜCK, Halle Gartlage
04.10.2013 (B) ANTWERP, Trix
05.10.2013 (D) LEIPZIG, Werk 2
07.10.2013 (GB) BOURNEMOUTH, O2 Academy
08.10.2013 (GB) BRISTOL, O2 Academy
10.10.2013 (IRL) DUBLIN, Vicar Street
12.10.2013 (GB) SHEFFIELD, O2 Academy
13.10.2013 (GB) NEWCASTLE, O2 Academy
14.10.2013 (GB) MANCHESTER, Academy
15.10.2013 (GB) LONDON, Shepherd’s Bush Empire
17.10.2013 (D) SAARBRÜCKEN, Garage
18.10.2013 (D) STRAUBING, Metal Invasion
19.10.2013 (D) ALSFELD, Stadthalle
20.10.2013 (NL) TILBURG, O13
21.10.2013 (D) STUTTGART, LKA Longhorn

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Soilwork Announces “European Infinity” Tour Dates With Keep Of Kalessin

Swedish metallers Soilwork have announced the first dates for the upcoming “European Infinity Tour” in support of the band’s most recent album “The Living Infinite” (reviewed here). Additional tour and festival dates will be announced later.

Commented the band: “It is with excitement we announce our first European headline tour in a while! We also consider this tour line up one of the best we’ve ever had. Keep of Kalessin is a kick ass band, hailing from our neighboring nation of Norway and Sybreed is another band that we’ve liked for years and has always brought something unique. We feel that this bill is a perfect match and cannot wait to bring this on the road! Don’t miss out on the European leg of the ‘World Infinity Tour!’ See you in November!”

03.11. N Oslo – Parkteatret
05.11. S Norrk

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Freedom Call Posts “Rockin Radio” Music Video

Melodic “happy metal” act Freedom Call will release “Ages Of Light” on April 29th, 2013 (May 7th 2013 in the U.S.) and will mark the band’s 15th anniversary.

Today Freedom Call is pleased to debut a brand new video for the song “Rockin Radio,” which can be found on disc two of “Ages of Light.” The band has teamed up with Noisecreep for the exclusive premiere. Check out the video for the “Killerbilly Version” of the song right here.

This full-to-the-brim best-of release includes 18 classics from the band’s career, along with a second disc of bonus content. The track listing is:

CD 1 “Ages Of Light”

1. We Are One 04:57
2. Tears Falling 05:39
3. Freedom Call 05:33
4. Farewell 04:06
5. Metal Invasion (live) 07:10
6. Warriors 04:20
7. Land Of Light 03:54
8. Hunting High And Low 04:02
9. Mr. Evil 03:43
10. Far Away 03:19
11. Blackened Sun 04:39
12. Thunder God 03:31
13. Tears Of Babylon 03:38
14. A Perfect Day (live) 03:57
15. Hero On Video 03:42
16. Power & Glory 03:25
17. Rockstars 04:57
18. Back Into The Land Of Light 05:11

CD 2 “Masqueraded”

1. Rockin’ Radio – Killerbilly Version 03:55
2. Metal Invasion – Metal Folk Version 04:13
3. Mr. Evil – Melodic Reggae Version 04:10
4. Hero on Video – Speed Ska Version 03:48
5. Age of the Phoenix – Power Swing Version 04:25
6. Freedom Call – Camp Fire Strumming Version 03:37

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Tuxedo Inks Deal With Massacre Records

Massacre Records has checked in with the following announcement about inking a deal with Tuxedo:

“Happy Metal? Brutal Death Metal Polka? Power Reggae Metal? Original Austrian Alpencore! We’re happy to announce the signing of Tuxedo!

“The Austrian sextet was formed as an alternative/crossover trio back in 2005. They released their EP ‘Schizophrenia’ in 2009. Soon after and with the addition of a new drummer, they played more metal oriented music.

“Their second EP ‘Fight’ was released in 2010 and received good reviews. A second guitarist joined the band and they continued to develop their own musical style. Soon after, Austrian Alpencore was born!

“Since their formation in 2005, the band has played more than a hundred gigs in Austria, Germany, Croatia and Slovakia and supported bands like Unearth, Sepultura, Debauchery, Ektomorf and others! They also played at several festivals, such as the Metalfest Open Air Austria, Metal Invasion or Novarock.

“You won’t forget a gig of Tuxedo! Their percussion-driven metalcore with thrash elements is combined with their unique ‘Alpencore show,’ which includes the guys wearing traditional Austrian costumes. Yes, they also wear Lederhosen!”

Catch the band live:

11.05.2013 AT Pischelsdorf am Engelbach – Stocksch

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Paradise Lost Releases New Music Video For "Fear Of Impending Hell"

Currently on the road in North America for a first U.S. tour in five years, gothic/doom metallers Paradise Lost are now premiering their new video for “Fear Of Impending Hell” on Loudwire.com.

Taken from their recently released 13th studio album, “Tragic Idol” (reviewed here), “Fear Of Impending Hell” was directed and produced by the band’s own Steve Edmondson (bass) and features clips of live performances and behind-the-scenes footage. Watch the video at Loudwire or in the player below.

Paradise Lost is currently on the road with the Devin Townsend Project and Katatonia for the “Epic Kings & Idols Tour.” Dates are available after the jump.

Sept. 19–Toronto, ON–Opera House
Sept. 20–Montreal, QC–Cafe Campus
Sept. 21–Worcester, MA–Palldium
Sept. 22–Philadelphia, PA–TLASept. 23–New York, NY–Irving Plaza
Sept. 24–Baltimore, MD–Rams Head Live

PARADISE LOST live 2012

Oct. 3–Lisbon, Portugal–Paradise Garage
Oct. 4–Porto, Portugal–Hard Club
Oct. 5–Madrid, Spain–Penélope
Oct. 6–Barcelona, Spain–Razzmatazz
Oct. 8–Milano, Italy–Alcatraz
Oct. 9–Ciampino, Italy–Orion
Oct. 11–Graz, Austria–PPC
Oct. 12–Straubing, Germany–Metal Invasion Festival
Oct. 13–Lausanne, Switzerland–Les Docks
Oct. 14–Ljubljana, Slovenia–Kino Siska
Oct. 15–Zagreb, Croatia–Boogaloo Club
Oct. 17–Kosice, Slovakia–Collosseum Club
Oct. 18–Krakow, Poland–Mega Club
Oct. 19–Warsaw, Poland–Proxima
Oct. 20–Brno, Czech Republic–Klub Fleda
Dec. 3-7–Miami, FL–Barge To Hell

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3 Inches Of Blood Releases New Music Video For "Leather Lord"

Canadian metal outfit 3 Inches Of Blood has teamed up with Rock Hard Magazine to launch a brand new video clip for the song “Leather Lord,” taken from most recent album, “Long Live Heavy Metal.” Check out the video clip right here or in the player available below.

Cam Pipes (vocals) comments about the latest video: “We are very proud to give you our latest music video. The ‘Leather Lord’ video is done in a way we’ve never attempted before but we are pleased with how it has turned out. Germany’s Rock Hard Magazine have been most enthusiastic about premiering. We would like to give them a most appreciative thanks for supporting us in this creative endeavor. Enjoy banging your head to our new video and Long Live the ‘Leather Lord’!”

In October, the proud defenders of true heavy metal will return to Europe for a tour supporting the legendary Overkill.

04.10.2012 (D) Hannover – MusikZentrum
05.10.2012 (D) Osnabrück – Rosenhof 06.10.2012 (NL) Den Haag – Paard Van Troje
07.10.2012 (UK) London – O2 Academy Islington
08.10.2012 (UK) Sheffield – Corporation
10.10.2012 (IT) Milano – Alcatraz
11.10.2012 (CH) Pratteln – Z7 12.10.2012 (D) Geiselwind – Musichall
13.10.2012 (D) Straubing – Metal Invasion Festival
14.10.2012 (P) Katowice – Mega Club
15.10.2012 (CZ) Prague – Meet Factory
16.10.2012 (D) Saarbrücken – Garage
17.10.2012 (D) Karlsruhe – Substage
18.10.2012 (B) Antwerp – Trix
19.10.2012 (D) Andernach – JUZ
20.10.2012 (D) Bochum – Zeche
21.10.2012 (D) Hamburg – Markthalle

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Overkill Reveals Killfest 2012 European Tour Dates

Mighty thrash veterans Overkill have announced the dates of the European run for this year’s Killfest tour in support of “The Electric Age,” which was released earlier this year. Commented frontman Bobby Blitz: “It’s the Electric Age and you’re invited! See you on tour this October, let’s tear it up together, AGAIN!”

Dates for the run are available below. You can also check out the official lyric video for Overkill’s “Wish You Were Dead” at this location.

04.10. D Hannover – Musikzentrum
05.10. D Osnabrück – Rosenhof
06.10. NL Den Haag – Paard Van Troje
07.10. UK London – O2 Islington Academy
08.10. UK Sheffield – Corporation
10.10. IT Milano – Alcatraz
11.10. CH Pratteln – Z7
12.10. D Geiselwind – Musichall
13.10. D Straubing – Metal Invasion Festival
14.10. PL Katowice – Mega Club
15.10. CZ Prague – Meet Factory
16.10. D Saarbrücken – Garage
17.10. D Karlsruhe – Substage
18.10. B Antwerp – Trix
19.10. D Andernach – JUZ
20.10. D Bochum – Zeche
21.10. D Hamburg – Markthalle

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Debauchery Announces Bloodfest 2012 Tour Dates

Germany’s death metal/hard rockers Debauchery announced “Bloodfest 2012” tour dates commencing on April 6, 2012 in Belgium. The band is supporting its latest LP “Germany’s NexT Death Metal” which was released in 2011 through AFM Records.

Confirmed dates for “Bloodfest 2012” are as follows (more to be added):

06.04.2012 Antwerpen @ De Rots (BE)
07.04.2012 Berlin @ K17 (DE)
08.04.2012 Essen @ Turock (DE)
13.04.2012 Erfurt @ Centrum (DE)
04.05.2012 Rostock @ Alte Zuckerfabrik (DE)
05.05.2012 Wolfsburg @ D-Place (DE)

Sommerfestivals:
19.05.2012 Maniacs of Rock (Aalen Ebnat) (DE)
07.06.2012 Gahlen Moscht (Cottbus) (DE)
29.06.2012 With Full Force (DE)
30.06.2012 Basinfirefest (CZ)
20.07.2012 Boarstream Open Air (Mulfingen) (DE)
21.07.2012 Phönix Benefiz Festival (Mannheim @ Alte Seilerei) (DE)
26.07.2012 Free & Easy Festival (München @ Backstage) (DE)
27.07.2012 Rock unter den Eichen (Bertingen) (DE)
28.07.2012 ZONK Festival (Moosdorf) (AT)
01.09.2012 Wolfszeit Festival (Crispendorf) (DE)

14.09.2012 Darmstadt @ Steinbruchtheater (DE)
13.10.2012 Metal Invasion Festival @ Messeareal Straubing (DE)
20.10.2012 Burning Blood Fest @ Haus der Jugend Großräschen (DE)
21.12.2012 Cham @ L.A. (DE)

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