Walpyrgus Unveils Debut Album “Walpyrgus Nights”

Featuring an all-star cast of heavy metal veterans, North Carolina’s Walpyrgus is proud to announce the forthcoming Cruz Del Sur Music release of full-length debut album “Walpyrgus Nights.”

The album will be released on compact disc, vinyl (featuring a 56-page comic book with lyrics) and digital formats on June 9th, 2017. The cover artwork and track listing are available below, while Cruz Del Sur comments:

“‘Walpyrgus Nights’ represents the full realization of the potential of this dangerous meeting of metal minds. Hook after hook, cascading guitar harmonies, anthemic soaring vocals, and epic unexpected twists and turns abound on this eight-song opus. It is a genuinely inspired, wild, fun ride through the annals of classic Hard Rock and early Metal with a distinct personality.

“The album, which features the artwork of Gustavo Sazes (Morbid Angel, Arch Enemy, Firewind), was recorded in a variety of locations over the course of two intense years under the guidance of Tom Phillips, mixed by longtime collaborator Kevin ‘131’ Gutierrez (Raven, Deceased, Believer) and mastered by Bill Wolf (Raven, While Heaven Wept).

“So when the when the stars are right and you’re alone, take a journey, lock the world tight and prepare yourself for the tales of demons, spectres, and witches rising on ‘Walpyrgus Nights!'”

1. The Dead of Night
2. Somewhere Under Summerwind
3. Dead Girls
4. Lauralone
5. Palmystry
6. She Lives
7. Light of a Torch [Witch Cross cover]
8. Walpyrgus Nights

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Church Of Void Inks Deal With Argonauta Records

Hailing from the barren wasteland of Finland, Church of Void is a five man doom rock band. Founded in 2010 by vocalist Magus Corvus and G. Funeral (ex-Horna, Battlelore), the band’s first sign of life was the limited run EP “Winter Is Coming.”

After a 2013 LP released by Finland’s own Svart Records and a handful of split releases, the band has now found a new home with the Italian Argonauta Records. The label comments:

“Drawing influence from traditional doom such as Saint Vitus and Pentagram as well as grim rockers like Mana Mana, Church of Void blends their music into upbeat killers, slow-as-snail crushers and vintage hard rock. With five strong songwriters and performers Church of Void is an act to recognize, people either love or loathe them.

“Church of Void has left its mark on Finnish doom in addition to bringing grief and ecstasy to other European nations such as Estonian, Swedes and Brits. Church of Void is looking forward to playing in your local CD player. More info will follow soon.”

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Tsar Stangra Releasing New Album “Celestial Forger”

By way of Quebec comes a unique blend of Eastern European-inspired black metal and Bulgarian folk music. Driven by complex song writing, exotic rhythms, and multiple orchestrations, the music offered by Tsar Stangra is as diverse and refined as the culture in which it represents.

Debut album “Celestial Forger” is set to drop on May 26th, and today a lyric video for “The Dream of the Hero” comes online and can be seen below. The album’s full track listing is as follows:

1. Celestial Forger
2. The Hanging of Vasil Levski
3. The Dream of the Hero
4. At Farewell
5. Yes, the End is Near
6. he Volunteers of Shipka

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Necrophagia To Support I Am Morbid On European Tour

Cult death metal pioneers Necrophagia just announced a new European tour this spring. The tour begins in Poland on May 29th, and runs throughout June before concluding in Germany.

Necrophagia will be touring as main support to I Am MOrbid, the new band featuring David Vincent of Morbid Angel. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

May 29 Bielsko-Biala (POL) @ Rudeboy
May 30 Kosice (SVK) @ Collosseum
May 31 Budapest (HUN) @ Durer Kert
Jun. 1 Ljubljana (SLO) @ Orto Bar
Jun. 2 Venice (ITA) @ Revolver
Jun. 3 Lyss (SUI) @ Kulturfabrik
Jun. 4 Hamburg (GER) @ Logo
Jun. 5 Moerlenbach Wieher (GER) @ Live Music Hall
Jun. 6 Munich (GER) @ Feierwerk
Jun. 7 Erfurt (GER) @ From Hell
Jun. 8 Flensburg (GER) @ Roxy
Jun. 9 Den Haag (NLD) @ Paard Van Troje
Jun. 10 Tilburg (NLD) @ 013
Jun. 11 Leipzig (GER) @ Hellraiser

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Gloom Releases “Sub Umbral” Video

DC metal band Gloom has released an all-new music video today for the “Sub Umbral” track. Directed by David Hall, this is the first music video we’ve seen from the band off a recently-announced new LP due out this summer.

Both “Sub Umbral” and the previously released “Cede” are being offered as iTunes instant gratification tracks, meaning fans who pre-order the LP on iTunes get both songs as immediate downloads.

The band signed a worldwide deal with Entertainment One Music / Lifeblood Inc. back in March for debut full-length album “Solaris” to see release on June 2nd, 2017. The band comments:

“‘Solaris’ is our first full length and while we were writing the album we really wanted to bring all our individual influences to the table and create something dynamic. We really want to carve out our own niche in metal and ‘Solaris’ is a big step in that direction.”

1. Fallen
2. Perseus
3. Orbits
4. Cede
5. Coronation
6. Naught
7. 1% Empty
8. Appetence Hominae
9. Sub Umbral
10. Them Bones (cover)

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Gloom Releases “Sub Umbral” Video

DC metal band Gloom has released an all-new music video today for the “Sub Umbral” track. Directed by David Hall, this is the first music video we’ve seen from the band off a recently-announced new LP due out this summer.

Both “Sub Umbral” and the previously released “Cede” are being offered as iTunes instant gratification tracks, meaning fans who pre-order the LP on iTunes get both songs as immediate downloads.

The band signed a worldwide deal with Entertainment One Music / Lifeblood Inc. back in March for debut full-length album “Solaris” to see release on June 2nd, 2017. The band comments:

“‘Solaris’ is our first full length and while we were writing the album we really wanted to bring all our individual influences to the table and create something dynamic. We really want to carve out our own niche in metal and ‘Solaris’ is a big step in that direction.”

1. Fallen
2. Perseus
3. Orbits
4. Cede
5. Coronation
6. Naught
7. 1% Empty
8. Appetence Hominae
9. Sub Umbral
10. Them Bones (cover)

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Eyes Wide Open Signs Deal With Sony Music

Eyes Wide Open is thrilled to announce the band just signed a distribution deal with Sony Music for an upcoming release. Guitarist Kristofer Strandberg comments:

“We are super stoked about this cooperation with Sony Music and together we will take EWO to the next level. Further information about the upcoming release is yet to be publicized and we are eagerly anticipating the next announcement!”

Since humble beginnings in Karlstad, Sweden back in 2011, Eyes Wide Open has offered clear melodies and catchy riffs with an immense sound leading the way in melodic death metal. In 2017 E.W.O comes back to life with the third and final part of an album trilogy.

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Dark Matter Secret Reveals New Album “Perfect World Creation”

Formed in 2015, Russian instrumental prog / death group Dark Matter Secret was founded by guitarist/composer Denis Shvarts and fretless bassist Pavel Semin (new member of Irreversible Mechanism, ex-Arhideus) and initially released debut two-song effort, “Xenoform.”

The quality of the music on “Xenoform” captured the interest of rising extreme metal label The Artisan Era, which recently signed the group, leading to forthcoming album “Perfect World Creation,” which is set for release on June 2nd.

“Perfect World Creation” is a concept album revolving around the creation of the universe, dissecting that theme from both scientific and mythological points of view. Joining the band on “Perfect World Creation” is Arkona drummer Andrey Ischenko – check out a teaser trailer below unveiling the cover artwork.

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Superjoint Kicking Off New U.S. Tour Dates

The anticipated second leg of Superjoint’s “Caught Up In The Gears” U.S. live takeover will commence this Friday, April 21st in San Antonio, Texas. The eighteen-date journey will work its way west, coming to a close on May 14th in Dallas, Texas.

Support will again be provided by Motor City thrashers Battlecross and noise rock eccentrics/Housecore labelmates Child Bite, also of Detroit, who both trekked out with the band during the first leg of the tour in January.

Comments Superjoint frontman Philip H. Anselmo, “It is our pleasure to be playing a show near you this April and May with Battlecross and Child Bite. Come as you are, bring a guest, spread the word! Let the generations unite! So much love to all the incredibly awesome Superjoint fans out there!”

In related news, Supoerjoint will appear at the first annual Metal Maya event, a four-day all-inclusive heavy metal destination festival vacation from October 29th – November 2nd at the Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, just south of Cancun in the paradise of Puerto Morelos on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

4/21/2017 Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, TX
4/22/2017 Jake’s Backroom – Lubbock, TX
4/23/2017 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
4/25/2017 Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ
4/26/2017 Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV
4/27/2017 Whisky A Go Go – West Hollywood, CA
4/29/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
4/30/2017 Slim’s – San Fransico, CA
5/02/2017 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
5/03/2017 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
5/05/2017 Pub Station – Bilings, MT
5/06/2017 Diamondz Event Center – Jerome, ID
5/07/2017 Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO
5/09/2017 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
5/10/2017 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
5/12/2017 The Cotilion – Wichita, KS
5/13/2017 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
5/14/2017 Trees – Dallas, TX
End Tour

10/29 – 11/02/2017 Metal Maya – Puerto Morelos, MX

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Tombs announces USA tour with Fit For An Autopsy, Moon Tooth

– April 18th, 2017 –

On June 16th, Brooklyn’s Tombs will release their fourth full-length, The Grand Annihilation, via Metal Blade Records. To kick off the album’s release, the band will embark on a USA tour – starting that day – with Fit For An Autopsy and Moon Tooth. See below for all dates!

Tombs tour dates
w/ Fit For An Autopsy, Moon Tooth
June 16 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
June 17 – Reading, PA – Reverb
June 18 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
June 19 – Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
June 20 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
June 21 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum
June 23 – Austin, TX – Grizzly
June 24 – Houston, TX – Walters
June 25 – Dallas, TX – Curtain Club
June 27 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Half Room
June 28 – West Hollywood, CA – Roxy
June 29 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
June 30 – Chico, CA – Lost on Main
July 1 – Portland, OR – Analog
July 2 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
July 5 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
July 6 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
July 7 – Chicago, IL – Reggies
July 8 – Cleveland, OH – Foundry
July 9 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory

Produced once again by Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Soilent Green, Belphegor, Hate Eternal), The Grand Annihilation remains rooted in the blackened, post-metallic sound that the band has become known for since 2007′s self-titled EP, while also being their most experimental record to-date. For a preview of the album, the first single, “Cold”, can be streamed at: metalblade.com/tombs – where The Grand Annihilation can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Digipak CD
–180g black vinyl
–dark olive-marbled vinyl (limited to 400 copies – EU exclusive)
–ivory/grey-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–orange/brown-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies – EU exclusive)
–gray/green-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – US exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Tombs front-man Mike Hill is not a man interested in appeasing his existing audience or modifying the music he makes in the hope of luring in a broader one. Letting the songs come as and when inspiration hits him is integral to Hill’s process, and this accounts in part for The Grand Annihilation‘s diversity. The blasting, scathing yet melodic black metal savagery of opener “Black Sun Horizon” and “Way Of The Storm” are very much built to destroy, while wielding a poignancy that is undeniable – both of which stand in strong contrast to the uncomfortable post-punk squall of “Underneath” that showcases Hill’s Nick Cave/Ian Curtis-esque singing voice, while the likes of the throbbing “Saturnalian” and unnerving tribal thunder of “Walk With Me In Nightmares” stand in categories all of their own. While every track on The Grand Annihilation stands separate from those around it, it is still a cohesive collection, and at no point do the stylistic twists and turns undermine its coherence. “If you’ve been following Tombs, you probably know to expect the unexpected, and I always strive to present a full range of emotion on everything with the band’s name on it,” Hill explains. “That said, this is a very dark and introspective record that digs deep into the common ideas of mortality, infinity and cosmic mysteries. The lyrics on the new record are a celebration of freedom through embracing the dark side. Once you realize that you follow the dark path – the path of the individual – there is a certain feeling of liberation that accompanies it.”

The Grand Annihilation track-listing
1. Black Sun Horizon
2. Cold
3. Old Wounds
4. November Wolves
5. Underneath
6. Way of the Storm
7. Shadows at the End of the World
8. Walk with Me in Nightmares
9. Saturnalian
10. Temple of Mars

Tombs online:
https://www.facebook.com/TombsBklyn
https://twitter.com/TOMBS666
https://www.instagram.com/tombscult
https://www.youtube.com/tombscult

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