The Brew Inks Deal With Napalm Records

U.K. act The Brew signed on with Napalm Records for an upcoming new release.

Hailing from the North Eastern fishing town of Grimsby, UK, The Brew has gained a reputation as being one of the most exciting live rock acts in Europe today. To date the band has released five chart topping albums to its credit, in the unchanged, original lineup, featuring, Tim Smith on bass, Kurtis Smith on drums and Jason Barwick on guitar and vocals.

The breakthrough for the band came in 2009 with an appearance on the world famous RockPalast TV show, and following the successful album releases of “A Million Dead Stars” and “The Third Floor,” the band returned to the RockPalast show in 2012.

The Brew has toured with the likes of ZZ Top, Lynryd Skynyrd, and shared the stage with Ozzy Osbourne, Jeff Beck, to name but a few. The current critically acclaimed album releases of “Control” (2014) and “Shake the Tree” (2016) have seen the band cement a status as one of the leading rock acts in Europe today.

The Brew states about the new collaboration: “It’s with great pleasure we can now announce, The Brew have signed with Napalm records. Sharing our vision with the talented and dedicated Napalm team, we couldn’t be more excited. 2018 will see the release of new music from the band, for all our awesome fans!!!!”

Keep a close eye on The Brew and Napalm Records social media sites for updates on the new album.

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New Single “Total Annihilation” Premiered By Stalker

Stalker, recently signed to Napalm Records, are now ready to unveil the very first single off of the upcoming album “Shadow Of The Sword,” which is due out on November 17th via Napalm Records. Check out “Total Annihilation” courtesy Metal Insider at this location, or simply check it out at the bottom.

Hailing from New Zealand, Stalker will send you back on a trip in time to the wild days of raw speed metal mayhem. The album is chock full of heavy tempo driven full speed songs and the first single “Total Annihilation” is just the tip of the iceberg!

The band screamed about the track, as follows: “IN A WORLD GONE INSANE, SPEED, STEEL AND DEATH IS ALL THAT REMAIN. LEATHER WINGS FAN THE FLAMES, RAZING HUMANITY TO THE GROUND. THERE’S NOTHING LEFT…..TOTAL ANNIHILATION!”

The track listing for the album is:

1. Total Annihilation
2. The Mutilator
3. Path Of Destruction
4. Shadow Of The Sword
5. Satanic Panic
6. Shocked To Death
7. Demon Dawn
8. Master Of Mayhem
9. Evil Dead
10. Steel God

Check out “Total Annihilation” here:

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New Single “Total Annihilation” Premiered By Stalker

Stalker, recently signed to Napalm Records, are now ready to unveil the very first single off of the upcoming album “Shadow Of The Sword,” which is due out on November 17th via Napalm Records. Check out “Total Annihilation” courtesy Metal Insider at this location, or simply check it out at the bottom.

Hailing from New Zealand, Stalker will send you back on a trip in time to the wild days of raw speed metal mayhem. The album is chock full of heavy tempo driven full speed songs and the first single “Total Annihilation” is just the tip of the iceberg!

The band screamed about the track, as follows: “IN A WORLD GONE INSANE, SPEED, STEEL AND DEATH IS ALL THAT REMAIN. LEATHER WINGS FAN THE FLAMES, RAZING HUMANITY TO THE GROUND. THERE’S NOTHING LEFT…..TOTAL ANNIHILATION!”

The track listing for the album is:

1. Total Annihilation
2. The Mutilator
3. Path Of Destruction
4. Shadow Of The Sword
5. Satanic Panic
6. Shocked To Death
7. Demon Dawn
8. Master Of Mayhem
9. Evil Dead
10. Steel God

Check out “Total Annihilation” here:

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Napalm Records Signs New Zealand’s Stalker

Welcome back to the glory of the 80s! And a very warm welcome to Napalm Records’ latest worldwide signing: Stalker!

This band is a wild trip to the old days of raw thrash metal with heavy driven songs at full speed! The fearless three-piece from the beautiful home of New Zealand is set to release a most sinister monster of an album – “Shadow Of The Sword” – on November 17th.

The band on the signing with Napalm Records: “Stalker are thrilled to have formed an alliance with Napalm Records, and with the label’s rock solid support we can’t wait to break out from New Zealand’s far flung shores and unleash our speed metal mayhem the world over. All of us in the band pay tribute to label Underground Power for releasing our initial Satanic Panic demo. Now, with the formidable forces of Napalm Records backing us, we’re set to deliver an even more powerful and demolishing release with our upcoming debut full-length, Shadow of the Sword. Dowse the fires, hide the booze, Stalker and Napalm are coming for you. STRIKE FIRST, STRIKE HARD, NO MERCY!”

Stay tuned for more information on the album.

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Napalm Records Signs New Zealand’s Stalker

Welcome back to the glory of the 80s! And a very warm welcome to Napalm Records’ latest worldwide signing: Stalker!

This band is a wild trip to the old days of raw thrash metal with heavy driven songs at full speed! The fearless three-piece from the beautiful home of New Zealand is set to release a most sinister monster of an album – “Shadow Of The Sword” – on November 17th.

The band on the signing with Napalm Records: “Stalker are thrilled to have formed an alliance with Napalm Records, and with the label’s rock solid support we can’t wait to break out from New Zealand’s far flung shores and unleash our speed metal mayhem the world over. All of us in the band pay tribute to label Underground Power for releasing our initial Satanic Panic demo. Now, with the formidable forces of Napalm Records backing us, we’re set to deliver an even more powerful and demolishing release with our upcoming debut full-length, Shadow of the Sword. Dowse the fires, hide the booze, Stalker and Napalm are coming for you. STRIKE FIRST, STRIKE HARD, NO MERCY!”

Stay tuned for more information on the album.

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Details Of New Album “Alba” Revealed By Sleeping Romance

Let the curtain rise on the new Mediterranean symphonic metal sensation: Sleeping Romance. The new album “Alba” will be released on November 3rd 2017 via Napalm Records and available as digital download as well as jewel case.

This Italian quintet displays true mastery, as they fuse bloodcurdling classical sounds with monstrous melodic death metal-riffing. The music is full of force yet sustained by noble, theatrical flamboyance and provides a symphony for the broken-hearted who somehow manage to love again.

The upcoming album “Alba” leads a journey of orchestral opera arrangements and siren songs; touching, sometimes frightening, but always as personal as can be. Songstress Federica Lanna means every word she sings and Federico Truzzi complements her lovely voice with delicate guitars. Don’t miss out on all details including track listing, release date, available formats and album cover below.

The band commented states: “We are very excited to present our new album ‘Alba,’ an album we are very proud of! ‘Alba’ represents a strong musical evolution compared to our debut album and is more dark, powerful and deep. Heavy guitar riffing, a lot of orchestral and choir sections and emotional lyrics is what you’ll get from this album. All strings, woodwinds, brasses and choir parts are recorded live to give our songs real life and a great sound.

The concept of Alba, ‘Dawn’ in Italian, centers around the main character and her life that advances through difficulties, choices and mistakes, and leads the character to a positive growth. The message the concept wants to give is that life is complex, full of obstacles, but there’s always a way forward, and an opportunity for everyone to reach what their heart desire.
We really hope you will appreciate our second album, both the music and the concept and atmosphere!”

The full track listing can be found below:

1. Overture – Twilight
2. Where The Light Is Bleeding
3. Lost In My Eyes
4. Touch The Sun
5. Forgiveness
6. My Temptation
7. Across The Sea
8. Everything Behind
9. Through The Looking Glass
10. Alba
11. Underture – Daylight

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Valient Thorr Frontman Blasts Napalm Records: “They Can Go Fuck Themselves”

Valient Thorr vocalist Valient Himself is obviously not a fan of Napalm Records, who released the outfit’s latest effort “Old Salt”. Talking on the MetalSucks Podcast, he slams the label, stating:

“It’s unfortunate that we have a label that doesn’t really give a shit about us. Because that record came out August 30th of last year, and we did three tours in Europe around it and this tour right here [the annual ‘Vans Warped Tour‘] is the first one we’ve done in the States. So it would be nice if we’d had some kind of push from the label… I think it was like one of those… I don’t know if it’s a tax scam or what… but we didn’t sell like ten or fifteen thousand records the first day or something, so they don’t give a damn about us.”

“I’m not afraid to say it, we’re speaking about Napalm Records.”

He continues:

“Everyone in Europe said that they were great, ‘It’s gonna be fantastic, you’re gonna be on this great label.’ Everyone thought that. And they didn’t spend any money to put out any ads [for the album]. They promised us tour support, they didn’t [give us any]. They literally gave us a list of bands of who we should tour with — ‘You do a tour with them you’ll get some support.’ First name on the list [is] Clutch. ‘Hey, you wanna do a tour with Clutch in December?’ ‘Yeah, absolutely!’ We did it.

And Clutch’s profile has gotten HUGE in Europe. We toured with them in 2011 and they were big but, now they’re doing 2,500-3,000 cap places and selling them out all over Europe. And that was in Decmember and we did that. And we had to do local shows just to pay for our own airfare and everything because [Napalm] weren’t kicking down anything. And the same with this tour.

We’d be killing it on this tour right now… I don’t wanna say I’m completely unhappy because I’m a happy person, I’m not gonna let one thing run me down, but we’d be a lot happier if we weren’t spending every nickel that we made on this tour on our transportation, y’know what I mean? And when you have a label that doesn’t give a shit about you, that’s what happens.”

“This is our first and last record with them. They can go fuck themselves.”

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The Unguided Announces New Vocalist Jonathan Thorpenberg

Former guitarist and singer Roland Johannsson has decided to leave The Unguided, and now the band has brought on new frontman Jonathan Thorpenberg.

After having released a 2-track EP in December of last year, it’s time to get ready for the full-length studio album to follow. Please welcome “And The Battle Royale” – scheduled for a worldwide November 10th 2017 release via Napalm Records!

Richard Sjunnesson states: “We’ve without doubt sacrificed our five souls into this one. Everyone knew it would be a career defining record after the departure of our highly acclaimed brother and we had no intensions to disappoint our fans nor ourselves writing and record this dynamic monster with innovative producer Dino Medanhodzic. Everyone indeed brought their absolute A-game on this record and Jonathan over performed in every possible way whilst also bringing something completely new to the table. A table which much urgently needed it I’d say. Come November and the battle royale will make or break you!”

1. Death’s Sting
2. The Heartbleed Bug
3. Legendary
4. Dark Metamorphosis
5. A Link to the Past
6. Anchor Stone (of the World)
7. Manipulate Fear
8. Force of Nature
9. King’s Fall
10. Nighttaker (Bonus Track)
11. Daybreaker (Bonus Track)
12. Nighttaker (Live) (Bonus Track)

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The Agonist Kicking Off Headline Canadian Tour

Tonight, The Agonist returns to the road on the band’s first ever headline tour of Canada. The tour starts August 4th in Montreal, QC and runs through August 29th in Regina, SK. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Guitarist Danny Marino is looking forward to tearing across Canada: “We’re pumped and ready for our first ever cross Canada tour! We’re excited to play some places we’ve never been and give full headline shows to some places we’ve only been as support. We’ve prepared a varied set that spans our 5 records to date. Looking forward to seeing all you fellow Canadians out there!”

The Agonist is touring in support o Napalm Records debut “Five” and the band recently released a video for “The Raven Eye.”

08/04/17 Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
08/05/17 Toronto, ON The Rockpile
08/06/17 Kingston, ON @ Overtime Sports Bar
08/10/17 Rimouski, QC @ Bar Le Match
08/11/17 Moncton, NB @ Le Coude
08/12/17 Halifax, NS @ Gus Pub
08/14/17 Jonquiere, QC @ Salle le 4 Barils
08/15/17 Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
08/16/17 Trois-Rivieres, QC @ Rock cafe le Stage
08/17/17 Gatineau, QC @ Minotaure
08/18/17 Rouyn, QC @ Petit Théâtre du Vieux Noranda
08/20/17 Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
08/22/17 Saskatoon, SK @ Vangelis Tavern
08/23/17 Edmonton, AB @ Brixx
08/24/17 Prince George, BC @ Generator Cabaret
08/25/17 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
08/26/17 Kamloops, BC @ The Dirty Jersey
08/28/17 Calgary, AB @ Palamino
08/29/17 Regina, SK @ The Exchange
08/30/17 Winnipeg, MB The Park Theatre

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The Agonist Kicking Off Headline Canadian Tour

Tonight, The Agonist returns to the road on the band’s first ever headline tour of Canada. The tour starts August 4th in Montreal, QC and runs through August 29th in Regina, SK. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Guitarist Danny Marino is looking forward to tearing across Canada: “We’re pumped and ready for our first ever cross Canada tour! We’re excited to play some places we’ve never been and give full headline shows to some places we’ve only been as support. We’ve prepared a varied set that spans our 5 records to date. Looking forward to seeing all you fellow Canadians out there!”

The Agonist is touring in support o Napalm Records debut “Five” and the band recently released a video for “The Raven Eye.”

08/04/17 Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
08/05/17 Toronto, ON The Rockpile
08/06/17 Kingston, ON @ Overtime Sports Bar
08/10/17 Rimouski, QC @ Bar Le Match
08/11/17 Moncton, NB @ Le Coude
08/12/17 Halifax, NS @ Gus Pub
08/14/17 Jonquiere, QC @ Salle le 4 Barils
08/15/17 Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
08/16/17 Trois-Rivieres, QC @ Rock cafe le Stage
08/17/17 Gatineau, QC @ Minotaure
08/18/17 Rouyn, QC @ Petit Théâtre du Vieux Noranda
08/20/17 Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
08/22/17 Saskatoon, SK @ Vangelis Tavern
08/23/17 Edmonton, AB @ Brixx
08/24/17 Prince George, BC @ Generator Cabaret
08/25/17 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
08/26/17 Kamloops, BC @ The Dirty Jersey
08/28/17 Calgary, AB @ Palamino
08/29/17 Regina, SK @ The Exchange
08/30/17 Winnipeg, MB The Park Theatre

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