Rock Goddess Parts Company With Bassist Tracey Lamb

New Wave of British Heavy Metal veterans Rock Goddess, led by sisters Jody and Julie Turner (vocals/guitar and drums respectively,) has announced that they have parted company Tracey Lamb and have had to pull out of an appearance at the Metal Magic festival.

Says the band: “Owing to unforeseen personal circumstances, Tracey is unable to perform at Metal Magic Festival this weekend and unfortunately the band will not be appearing. It is also with regret, she will no longer be able to commit to Rock Goddess and leaves with immediate effect. We wish her all the very best for the future.

“The band will be announcing a new bassist in due course. Thank you so much for the continued support and we can’t wait for you to hear the new album. See you on the road soon.”

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Rock Goddess Parts Company With Bassist Tracey Lamb

New Wave of British Heavy Metal veterans Rock Goddess, led by sisters Jody and Julie Turner (vocals/guitar and drums respectively,) has announced that they have parted company Tracey Lamb and have had to pull out of an appearance at the Metal Magic festival.

Says the band: “Owing to unforeseen personal circumstances, Tracey is unable to perform at Metal Magic Festival this weekend and unfortunately the band will not be appearing. It is also with regret, she will no longer be able to commit to Rock Goddess and leaves with immediate effect. We wish her all the very best for the future.

“The band will be announcing a new bassist in due course. Thank you so much for the continued support and we can’t wait for you to hear the new album. See you on the road soon.”

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Orm Releases “Ancient Echoes” Video

In the wake of the release of a self-titled debut album this past March, epic black metal horde Orm now premieres a new video for the track “Ancient Echoes.”

The eponymous debut album from Orm was produced by Lasse Ballade (Solbrud, Halshug) and bears the grandiose artwork of Italian artist Paolo Girardi (Inquisition, Black Breath Power Trip).

If you missed it, the full five-track album is available for streaming over here and you can catch the band live at this festival while new tour dates are lined up:

7/06-08/2017 Metal Magic Festival – Fredericia, DK

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Brian Barr Releases “Metal Magic” Short Story

Brian Barr, author of “Carolina Daemonic, Book I: Confederate Shadows” and the super hero-themed “Psychological Revenge,” today releases a new heavy metal inspired short story. You can grab your copy of “Metal Magic” through Amazon.com here.

A metal guitarist is gifted with a guitar grimoire, which he inherited from his late father’s library. With careful reading, practice, and commitment, this strange occult book could make him the greatest musician in the world… if the magic works in his favor.

Check out the cover artwork below, and more info on Barr’s various releases and anthology stories can be found at this location.

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Countess Releases “Sermons Of The Infidel” Anthology

“Sermons Of The Infidel” contains a selection of 15 songs from Countess’ past. These tracks were selected by the band and all – save two live songs – were recorded again specifically for this album, throughout 2013 and 2014.

Eight of these tracks were released in 2013 as a digital-only EP. Due to popular demand, the band decided to release a physical version as well. The original eight tracks have been remixed and remastered and seven tracks have been added: five more new versions of Countess classics – including a Manilla Road cover – and two live songs, recorded at the Metal Magic festival in Denmark this year.

The album is now available at Bandcamp and can also be streamed below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Hymn To The Gods Of Yore
2. Trumpets Of Dawn
3. I Am The Infidel
4. Child Of The Millennia
5. Son Of The Dragon
6. Sermon Of The Devil Preacher
7. Alone Against The World
8. Thermopylae
9. City Of Satan
10. Chosen By The Gods
11. Chapel Of Doom
12. Bloed In De Sneeuw
13. The Veils Of Negative Existence
14. Feuer Und Blut (live)
15. Hell’s Rock & Roll (live)

Sermons Of The Infidel by Countess

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Debut Album “Armed With Rage” To Be Released By Battery

Danish thrash act Battery will release the debut album “Armed With Rage” on February 24th via Punishment 18 Records (distributed in the U.S. via CM Distro). The band was formed in febuary 2008 by Chris, Andreas and former rythm guitarist Dennis, shortly after the demise of Abattoir (DNK).

The first rehearsal demo was recorded in 2008 and pressed on tape in 15 copies given to friends.
Shortly after, Dennis left the band and the band went on ice until the summer of 2009 when Jannick joined as both first and current bass player.

In 2009, the demo “Born In a Beaker” was recorded and released by the band itself in a limited quantity of 100 copies on cassette, which was spread throughout the Danish underground paving the way for the first gigs – the first being with Crematoria and Pagan Rites in April 2010, and the second in July at the Metal Magic Festival – accompanied by Atziluth on Live-guitar.

Atziluth was soon replaced by Jeppe Campradt until the summer of 2011 where Jeppe became the current rythm-guitarist in Battery.

2011 saw the first release on Deadbangers Productions (also the last release as a 3-piece) entitled “NUKE” which was distributed and sold far beyond Denmark, and soon followed up by the EP “Mental Pollution,” also on tape by/through Deadbangers Productions.

The track list for “Armed With Rage” is:

1. Narcotic Mirage
2. Armed With Rage
3. Indirect Oppression
4. Halo Of Hypocrisy
5. Hostile By Content
6. Vermin Of Fukushima
7. Pyramids Of Deceipt
8. Sense Eclipsed
9. Zombestial Incantation
10. Genocidal Gatlin Gunners

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Assaulter Announces European Tour Dates, Posts New Live Video

The Australian metal commandos in Assaulter will embark on a European tour in July of 2012. Comments vocalist/bassist S. Berserker:

“We will be conquering the ancient continent on our ‘European Proselytism Tour’ in July/August 2012 in support of our sophomore LP of toxic Speed/Death Metal, ‘Boundless’! This will be Assaulter’s first visit to European shores with our raw live show. You have been warned!”

13/07/12 – DK – Frederica – Metal Magic Festival
20/07/12 – FI – Lieto – Hammer Open Air
21/07/12 – DE – Pössneck – Hell’s Pleasure Festival
03/08/12 – IE – Dublin – The Pint
04/08/12 – UK – London – The Ultimate Australian Battlezone @ The Dome
10/08/12 – DE – Schlotheim – Party.San Open Air

More dates will be confirmed soon. You can also check out the live video for “Exalt The Master” the band just recently posted in the player below.

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