Candlemass Posts New Lyric Video, “House Of Doom” Online

The Swedish pioneers of timeless slowness, Candlemass, are back in top form, distilling the essence of epic doom metal!

It only takes a few short bars of the title track “House Of Doom” to feel that familiar sensation again: yes, Leif Edling aka the undisputed king of minor key songwriting has returned. With him, he brings frenzied riffing, melancholy made sound and warm Hammond organ tapestries that form the pillars of every Candlemass classic! You can check out the video for the title track below.

Mats Levén on the EP:

“We in Candlemass are proud to present 4 new songs to the world on thenew EP ’House of Doom’! The title track is inspired by the House of Doom game from Hyperfrost. We’re also very happy that our label Napalm Records are with us all the way – 2018 will be a big year for Candlemass!”

The Swedish pioneers of doom managed once again to distill the essence of epic doom metal – and at the same time they make waiting for the next long player (to be released in fall 2018) even harder…

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Alien Weaponry Announces Debut Album, “Tu”

Three teenagers, known as ALIEN WEAPONRY, from a tiny town in New Zealand have managed to capture imaginations with their unique thrash metal sound and commanding live performances. This in itself is surprising, but perhaps the most unexpected element of all in their success is that many of the band’s songs are delivered in a language that is unknown to international audiences – New Zealand’s native language, Te Reo Maori.

Now, ALIEN WEAPONRY are ready to release their furious debut album “Tu” on the world. Short for “Tumatauenga,” the Maori god of war, Tu also means to stand strong and proud, and to stand for something. The notion is reflected in the album artwork, which includes the tradtional moko kanohi (facial tattoos) of the Maori warrior.

Napalm Records released the single and video for the song “Holding My Breath” – the first single so far to be sung entirely in English. The song was written by Lewis (Vocals/Guitar). In it, he talks about the anxiety of being judged and socially ostracized by peers to the point of being unable to function.

“It’s about something that actually happened to me. I felt so bad that I literally stayed in my room and couldn’t bring myself to leave the house or talk to anyone,” he says. “I wrote the song at that time, and it was one of the things that helped me work through it, so I hope it will resonate with other people going through similar things.”

One of the people it has already resonated with is actress Rose van Wylich, featured in the video; who experienced similar feelings of isolation as a teenager.

“Holding My Breath” is the first single put out by Napalm Records in advance of ALIEN WEAPONRY’s debut album “Tu” being released on June 1st. A month later, the band will head to Europe for a 3-month tour which includes the world’s biggest metal festival, Wacken Open Air.
You can preorder “Tu” here.

Here is the track listing for “Tu”:

1. Whaikorero
2. Ru Ana Te Whenua
3. Holding My Breath
4. Raupatu
5. Kai Tangata
6. Rage – It Takes Over Again
7. The Things That You Know (Bonus Track)
8. Whispers
9. PC Bro
10. Urutaa
11. Nobody Here
12. Te Ara
13. Hypocrite (Bonus Track)

Here are the latest Alien Weaponry tour dates:

03.02.18 – NZ – Hamilton / Rugby Sevens World Cup
06.02.18 – NZ – Wellington / Waitangi Day Festival
17.02.18 – NZ – Wellington / Pao Pao Pao
03.03.18 – NZ – Auckland / Auckland City Limits Festival
20.03.18 – NZ – Auckland / Prophets of Rage support
22. – 28.07.18 – SVN – Tomlin / Metal Days Festival
02. – 04.08.18 – DEU – Wacken / Wacken Festival
01.09.18 – DEU – Hamburg / Welt-Turbojugend Tage

More dates coming soon.

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Alien Weaponry Announces Debut Album, “Tu”

Three teenagers, known as ALIEN WEAPONRY, from a tiny town in New Zealand have managed to capture imaginations with their unique thrash metal sound and commanding live performances. This in itself is surprising, but perhaps the most unexpected element of all in their success is that many of the band’s songs are delivered in a language that is unknown to international audiences – New Zealand’s native language, Te Reo Maori.

Now, ALIEN WEAPONRY are ready to release their furious debut album “Tu” on the world. Short for “Tumatauenga,” the Maori god of war, Tu also means to stand strong and proud, and to stand for something. The notion is reflected in the album artwork, which includes the tradtional moko kanohi (facial tattoos) of the Maori warrior.

Napalm Records released the single and video for the song “Holding My Breath” – the first single so far to be sung entirely in English. The song was written by Lewis (Vocals/Guitar). In it, he talks about the anxiety of being judged and socially ostracized by peers to the point of being unable to function.

“It’s about something that actually happened to me. I felt so bad that I literally stayed in my room and couldn’t bring myself to leave the house or talk to anyone,” he says. “I wrote the song at that time, and it was one of the things that helped me work through it, so I hope it will resonate with other people going through similar things.”

One of the people it has already resonated with is actress Rose van Wylich, featured in the video; who experienced similar feelings of isolation as a teenager.

“Holding My Breath” is the first single put out by Napalm Records in advance of ALIEN WEAPONRY’s debut album “Tu” being released on June 1st. A month later, the band will head to Europe for a 3-month tour which includes the world’s biggest metal festival, Wacken Open Air.
You can preorder “Tu” here.

Here is the track listing for “Tu”:

1. Whaikorero
2. Ru Ana Te Whenua
3. Holding My Breath
4. Raupatu
5. Kai Tangata
6. Rage – It Takes Over Again
7. The Things That You Know (Bonus Track)
8. Whispers
9. PC Bro
10. Urutaa
11. Nobody Here
12. Te Ara
13. Hypocrite (Bonus Track)

Here are the latest Alien Weaponry tour dates:

03.02.18 – NZ – Hamilton / Rugby Sevens World Cup
06.02.18 – NZ – Wellington / Waitangi Day Festival
17.02.18 – NZ – Wellington / Pao Pao Pao
03.03.18 – NZ – Auckland / Auckland City Limits Festival
20.03.18 – NZ – Auckland / Prophets of Rage support
22. – 28.07.18 – SVN – Tomlin / Metal Days Festival
02. – 04.08.18 – DEU – Wacken / Wacken Festival
01.09.18 – DEU – Hamburg / Welt-Turbojugend Tage

More dates coming soon.

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Skindred Reveals New Album, “Big Tings” Details, Posts Single Teaser

Welsh ragga metal favourites Skindred has announced that they will be releasing a new studio album, entitled “Big Tings” through Napalm Records on April 27th. Speaking about the title, guitarist Mikey Demus said:

“The name hopefully says it all, you can expect some seriously Big Tings from Skindred on our next record. We’ve thrown away the rulebook and pushed ourselves harder than ever to create the biggest, baddest, and most banging songs we could muster. We can’t wait to start unleashing this new stuff on the world, so prepare yourselves for some Big Tings!”

Skindred has also posted a teaser video online for their forthcoming single, “Machine,” which features guest appearances from former Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell (now leading Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons) and Reef vocalist Gary Stringer. You can check out the video, as well as the album artwork below. In addition to this, the band will be embarking on a headlining tour of the UK with special guests CKY this April, which will feature the following tour dates:

April 19 – Norwich, UK – UEA
April 20 – Southampton, UK – 02 Guildhall
April 21 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
April 22 – Manchester, UK – Academy
April 24 – Glasgow, UK – 02 ABC
April 25 – Bristol, UK – 02 Academy
April 27 – Leeds, UK – 02 Academy
April 28 – London, UK – 02 Academy, Brixton
April 29 – Birmingham, UK – 02 Institute

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Kamelot Reveals New Album Title, Announces European Tour Dates

Florida based power metal band Kamelot has announced that they will release a new album this Spring through Napalm Records entitled, “The Shadow Theory.” Not much else is known about the album at this time, though it is said to contain industrial elements amongst other things.

The band has also announced the first in a series of shows in Europe set for December, with the following dates confirmed:

September 14 – Tilburg, Nethelands – 013
September 22 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller

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Visions Of Atlantis Streaming Album Preview For “The Deep & The Dark”

Symphonic metal outfit Visions Of Atlantis once more set sail to oceanic myths and the eternal dream of the sunken continent: Titled ‘The Deep & The Dark’ and set for a release on February 16th 2018 on Napalm Records, with their upcoming seventh studio album Visions Of Atlantis showcase all musical facettes of the genre with a classic symphonic metal album! Even label mate Thomas Youngblood of Kamelot describes this new record as “a game changer for the band. Very impressive!”

As an exciting Christmas gift and to shorten your wait for the band’s new album, Visions Of Atlantis now offer a first appetizer and just unveiled a sneak preview of ‘The Deep & The Dark’ streaming below:

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Arkona Premiere New Song “Shtorm” From Upcoming New Album “Khram”

Russian pagan/folk metal band Arkona premiere a new song entitled “Shtorm”, taken from their upcoming new album “Khram” (the Russian word for “temple”), which will be released by Napalm Records on January 19th.

Check out now “Shtorm” below.

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Arkona Premiere New Song “Shtorm” From Upcoming New Album “Khram”

Russian pagan/folk metal band Arkona premiere a new song entitled “Shtorm”, taken from their upcoming new album “Khram” (the Russian word for “temple”), which will be released by Napalm Records on January 19th.

Check out now “Shtorm” below.

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Arkona Premiere New Song “Shtorm” From Upcoming New Album “Khram”

Russian pagan/folk metal band Arkona premiere a new song entitled “Shtorm”, taken from their upcoming new album “Khram” (the Russian word for “temple”), which will be released by Napalm Records on January 19th.

Check out now “Shtorm” below.

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Arkona Premiere New Song “Shtorm” From Upcoming New Album “Khram”

Russian pagan/folk metal band Arkona premiere a new song entitled “Shtorm”, taken from their upcoming new album “Khram” (the Russian word for “temple”), which will be released by Napalm Records on January 19th.

Check out now “Shtorm” below.

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