Grave Digger Checks In From The Recording Studio

Germany’s Grave Digger has unveiled the first details for an upcoming studio album, scheduled for an early 2017 release.

The band’s last collection of all-new material, “Return Of The Reaper,” was released in July 2014 via Napalm Records, while the latest album was “Exhumation – The Early Years,” a special 35th-anniversary release containing re-recorded versions of the band’s classics with a dynamic and powerful modern sound.

Grave Digger is now busy in the studio recording a new album. But no rest for the wicked, as the band will be hitting the road in North America with German mates Blind Guardian.

Chris Boltendahl states: “New album, new tour! On January 13th 2017 we will release our brand new and upcoming album! We’re currently in the recording studio and we are so much looking forward to be touring again! We’ll present a huge and intensive metal package live on tour together with Mystic Prophecy, as well as on our album! 36 years of Grave Digger – metal is alive. Forever!”

9/9: Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
9/10: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
9/12: Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s By The Sea
9/13: Chapel Hill, NC @ Cats Cradle
9/15: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
9/16: Worcester, MA @ Palladium
9/19: London, ON @ London Music Hall
9/20: Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot
9/22: Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
9/23: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
9/24: Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s Entertainment Center
9/26: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
9/27: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
9/29: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
9/30: Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex
10/1: Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
10/2: San Diego, CA @ Observatory
10/4: Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
10/5: San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore

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Music Video For New Track “The Crucifix” Issued By Mystic Prophecy As “Metal Brigade” Launches In Europe

German power metal act Mystic Prophecy dropped the new album “Metal Brigade” today via Massacre Records. In addition, the band released the brand new music video for “The Crucifix,” which can be viewed in the player below.

The track listing for “Metal Brigade” is as follows:

1. Follow the Blind
2. Metal Brigade (see music video here)
3. Burning Out
4. The Crucifix
5. Pray for Hell
6. 10000 Miles
7. Good Day to Die
8. The Devil is Back
9. War Panzer
10. Fight for one Nation
11. War of Lies
12. Bonustrack*

Check out “The Crucifix” here:

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Music Video For New Track “Metal Brigade” Issued By Mystic Prophecy

German power metal act Mystic Prophecy released a music video for the new track “Metal Brigade.” The track will appear on the upcoming new release “War Brigade,” which will drop on March 18th via Massacre Records.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Follow the Blind
2. Metal Brigade
3. Burning Out
4. The Crucifix
5. Pray for Hell
6. 10000 Miles
7. Good Day to Die
8. The Devil is Back
9. War Panzer
10. Fight for one Nation
11. War of Lies
12. Bonustrack*

Check out the clip here:

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Teaser For New Album “War Brigade” Issued By Mystic Prophecy

German power metal act Mystic Prophecy released a teaser clip for the new track/music video clip “Metal Brigade.” The song appears on the upcoming new album “War Brigade,” which is due out March 18th via Massacre Records.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Follow the Blind
2. Metal Brigade
3. Burning Out
4. The Crucifix
5. Pray for Hell
6. 10000 Miles
7. Good Day to Die
8. The Devil is Back
9. War Panzer
10. Fight for one Nation
11. War of Lies
12. Bonustrack*

Check out the clip here:

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Mystic Prophecy Unveils “War Brigade” Cover Artwork

Mystic Prophecy today unveils the cover artwork (create by Uwe Jarling) for forthcoming album “War Brigade,” which can be seen below. The album is due out March 18th and the track listing is as follows:

1. Follow the Blind
2. Metal Brigade
3. Burning Out
4. The Crucifix
5. Pray for Hell
6. 10000 Miles
7. Good Day to Die
8. The Devil is Back
9. War Panzer
10. Fight for one Nation
11. War of Lies
12. Bonustrack*

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Music Video For New Track “Hollywood Girl” Released By Devil’s Train

German hard rock act Devil’s Train, the band featuring Mystic Prophecy frontman R.D. Liapakis and guitarist Laki Ragazas along with MasterPlan bassist Jari Kainulainen and ex-Stratovarius drummer Jorg Michael, released a music video for the new track “Hollywood Girl.” The song will appear on the band’s second release simply entitled “II,” which is scheduled for release on January 23, 2014 via earMusic.

Check out “Hollywood Girl” here:

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Second New Music Video “To Hell And Back” Posted By Mystic Prophecy

German metal act Mystic Prophecy released a second new music video for the upcoming “Killhammer” release, which is expected to drop via Massacre Records on September 27th. “To Hell And Back” can be viewed in the player below. Some of the footage used was from the band’s performance at ProgPower USA XIII in 2012, which is also contained as a bonus DVD on the special edition of the new album.

The track listing for “Killhammer” is:

1. Killhammer (see music video)
2. Armies of Hell
3. To Hell and Back
4. Kill the Beast
5. Hate Black
6. Children of the Damned
7. 300 in Blood
8. Angels of Fire
9. Warriors of the Northern Seas
10. Set the World on Fire
11. Crazy Train (Ozzy Osbourne Cover)

Check out “To Hell And Back” here:

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Promo Track “Mind Apocalypse” Streaming From Martin Steene

Martin Steene Project, created by Iron Fire/Force of Evil frontman Martin Steene, is streaming the promo track “Mind Apocalypse.” The song will appear on the band’s upcoming as of yet untitled release. The track and the rest of the album will be offiically recorded next year.

The song is the second in the “apocalypse trilogy” of songs by Steene, which deals with human decline of the mind and how art becomes an obsession that needs to be born, while in Steene’s case it takes a serious toll on other aspects in life.

The lineup for the band is:

Martin Steene (Iron Fire): Guitars and Vocals
Alexander Guth (Stormwarrior): Guitars
Connie Andreszke (Mystic Prophecy): Bass
Nikita Merzlyakov (Hammerforce): Keyboards
Mads Volf (Manticora): Drums

Check out “Mind Apocalypse” here:

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Crystal Tears Signs With Massacre Records To Release New Album

Massacre Records has posted the following announcement online about recruiting Crystal Tears to the label’s roster:

“We want to welcome the multinational quintet Crystal Tears to the Massacre Records family! The band was formed in the late 90’s in Greece and issued several demos before they released their debut album ‘Choirs Of Immortal’ in 2006 via Pure Steel Records. It didn’t take long until they shared stages with bands such as W.A.S.P., Riot or Jag Panzer!

“Crystal Teaars have left their mark as one of Greece’s best heavy metal acts and have proven to be a persistent, innovative and unstoppable force. Their musical roots can be traced back from the good ol’ heavy metal of the Eighties up to modern metal.

“Their second album ‘Generation X’ followed in 2010 and was released via 7Hard. The album received rave reviews worldwide and initiated the band’s first tour in Greece.

“The band announced the addition of the Danish singer S

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Fireforce To Record New Album For Release In 2013

Antwerp, Belgium act Fireforce has checked in with the following announcement about recording a new album:

“The true power metal tank from Belgium, Fireforce, strikes back with a new album. The band will enter The Prophecy & Music Factory studios in Germany to record their new album, under the guidance of producer R.D. Liapakis (Mystic Prophecy, Suicidal Angels, Devils Train, Crytal Tears and more…). So beware, the Belgian warmachine will be unleashed in 2013 again!”

This new album will follow previous release “March On.” Further details will be announced as they are made available. Fireforce is:

Flype – Vocals
Erwin Suetens – Guitars
Steve Deleu – Guitars
Geert Van Dyck – Bass
Christophe De Combe – Drums

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