Redemption launches “Indulge In Color” instrumental band play-through

– June 19th, 2018 –

Featuring Simone Mularoni of DGM

On July 27th, Redemption will release their seventh full-length album, Long Night’s Journey into Day – the first to be produced with Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Primal Fear, Amaranthe, Doro, etc.). For a preview of Long Night’s Journey into Day, the band has launched an instrumental play-through for the track “Indulge In Color” (featuring Simone Mularoni of DGM), which can be viewed now at: youtube.com/watch?v=5-AlPPfHBNc

“We have a number of elements to our sound, from more aggressive riff-driven material, to more melodic metal with technical elements, to more progressive material,” says van Dyk. “It’s hard to capture our sound with just one song. So we’re particularly excited to release this longer track that showcases our more progressive elements and Tom’s amazing singing in that context. I know people are eager to hear how he sounds on this type of track and I think his performance here is going to blow people away.”

For another preview of Long Night’s Journey into Day, the previous single “Little Men” can be heard now at: metalblade.com/redemption – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


– ltd. first edition Digipak-CD with 2 exclusive bonus tracks
– jewel-case CD
– 180g black vinyl
– navy-blue/red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– transparent light blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– marine blue/green marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

The follow-up to 2016′s The Art Of Loss, which van Dyk counts amongst Redemption‘s very best, Long Night’s Journey Into Day is inarguably the sound of a band at the height of their powers. As followers of Redemption are also aware, it is the first full-length since the departure of vocalist Ray Alder, and features the debut of Evergrey vocalist Tom Englund. “We were unable to tour ‘The Art Of Loss‘ because Ray was not able to actively participate in Redemption any longer, so we decided it was time to part company shortly after its release. Ray is a dear friend, and I have nothing but respect and love for him and what we created together. But at some point, it just became untenable.” Of course, Alder’s shoes were not exactly going to be easy to fill, and it was essential that his successor be someone who would immediately command respect, as well as somebody who could exceed expectations when it came to performance. Moreover, it was integral that they had someone who could fully invest in the lyrical themes concerning the human condition, which have always been central to Redemption. So, the fact that from the beginning of his career Englund has penned lyrics about feelings of doubt, fear and despair with an unshakable emotional authenticity made him the perfect choice. “Because of the power of his voice and the emotion he brings, this isn’t going to be a shocking transition for fans. Tom’s also a very versatile vocalist, and being a songwriter, he has a tremendous melodic and compositional sensibility, and on top of that, we’ve known each other for many years, and there is a level of not just professional respect but personal friendship to it all.”

Guitarists Chris Poland (Megadeth, OHM) and Simone Mularoni (DGM) return as guest musicians. When it came to backing up the music with visuals, the band once again turned to a longtime collaborator, Travis Smith, whose humbling resumé includes records by bands such as Art Of Defiance, Opeth and Iced Earth.

Long Night’s Journey into Day track-listing
1. Eyes You Dare Not Meet in Dreams
2. Someone Else’s Problem
3. The Echo Chamber
4. Impermanent
5. Indulge in Color
6. Little Men
7. And Yet
8. The Last of Me
9. New Year’s Day
10. Long Night’s Journey into Day

As previously announced, Redemption will appear at ProgPower USA 2018, with more USA dates coming soon!

Redemption live:
Sept. 8 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage (ProgPower USA)

Redemption line-up:
Tom Englund – vocals
Nick van Dyk – guitars
Sean Andrews – bass
Chris Quirarte – drums
Vikram Shankar – keyboards

Redemption online:
http://redemptionweb.com
https://www.facebook.com/RedemptionBand
https://twitter.com/redemptionmetal

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Obscura Premiere New Track “Emergent Evolution” & Reveal North American Tour Plans With Beyond Creation And Archspire

Obscura premiere another new track off their forthcoming new effort “Diluvium“. The latest is called “Emergent Evolution” and you can hear it below. “Diluvium” will be out in stores on July 13th via Relapse.

In other news Obscura announce that they will be going on a North American headlining run that will also feature Beyond Creation, Archspire, Inferi and Exist. Details for said trek are still pending.

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Allstar death metal band Siege Of Power signs to Metal Blade Records

– June 7th, 2018 –

Debut album out in the fall

Photo credit: Martijn Peters

No bullshit compromises of any kind whatsoever. That’s what Siege Of Power is all about! Siege Of Power started in 2013 as a project without any expectations. Shortly after releasing a split album it was left for dead, buried and almost forgotten until the rotten corpse was exhumed in 2017. This resulted in a no-nonsense extreme metal album mixed with several doomdozers. Influences vary from Carnivore and SOD to Discharge and Amebix, done in their own style.

Siege Of Power is:
Chris Reifert – Vocals (Autopsy, Violation Wound, Abscess, Painted Doll)
Paul Baayens – Guitars (Asphyx, ex-Hail of Bullets, Thanatos)
Theo van Eekelen – Bass (ex-Hail of Bullets, ex-Houwitser, ex-Grand Supreme Blood Court)
Bob Bagchus – Drums (ex-Asphyx, Soulburn, ex-Grand Supreme Blood Court)

Comments Chris Reifert on the Metal Blade signing: “Well, this is pretty fucking cool. Metal Blade was one of the early metal labels I discovered as a young teenager while questing for the next heavy thing and I discovered tons of bands through their regular album and EP releases as well as the highly influential Metal Massacre series. My history with MB is deep, whether they know it or not and here we are now working together at last. Hell yeah!”

Bob Bagchus: “The name Metal Blade is metal magic to me. Always has been since my early pubic years. Names such as Metallica, Slayer, Trouble, Hallows Eve are as strongly connected to Metal Blade as to my childhood when I first got into metal. Being signed by them with Siege of Power is a great feeling and perhaps the crown of my ‘musical’ career!”

The Siege Of Power debut album, Warning Blast, will drop in September and more information about it will be revealed shortly. Stay tuned!

Siege Of Power online:
https://www.facebook.com/Siege-Of-Power-736348069884961/

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Primordial: ‘Spirit the Earth Aflame’ and ‘Storm Before Calm’ LP re-issues (with new artwork) now available via Metal Blade Records

– June 6th, 2018 –

Out of print for awhile, two classic Primordial albums will be re-issued on vinyl on July 13th: Spirit The Earth Aflame and Storm Before Calm! These are without a doubt the best vinyl versions you will get from these titles! Both albums have been remastered by Patrick W. Engel for the best sound quality possible and include posters.

Primordial comments: “Finally after a long, long time we are able to announce the vinyl re-issues of both our third album, ‘Spirit The Earth Aflame‘, and fourth, ‘Storm Before Calm‘, treated with the respect they deserve after all these years, and those are many years indeed! Remastered for vinyl with restored and complete artwork and finally an aesthetic vision that compliments, defines and emboldens the music instead of the cheap, instant and nasty version that appeared all those years ago – and a special mention to ‘Storm…‘, which now has the proper artwork it was always meant to have! We are proud to stand behind these versions and to realize an ambition long held by the band to give people the definitive vinyl versions of these albums!”

Spirit the Earth Aflame LP re-issue
–180g black vinyl
–dark brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–wine-red/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–olive/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–yellow ochre marbled vinyl (US/eBay exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

Storm Before Calm LP re-issue
–180g black vinyl
–dark brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–wine-red/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–olive/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–yellow ochre marbled vinyl (US/eBay exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

Pre-order your copies now at IndieMerch, EMP, eBay.

Primordial released their new album, Exile Amongst The Ruins, earlier this year through Metal Blade Records. To preview and purchase Exile Amongst The Ruins, please visit: metalblade.com/primordial

Primordial live:
June 9 – Solvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock
July 14 – Balingen, Germany – Bang Your Head!!!
July 20 – Bertingen, Germany – Rock Unter Den Eichen
July 21 – Brescia, Italy – Colony Festival
July 27 – Tolmin, Slovenia – Metaldays
Aug. 11 – Villena, Spain – Leyendas Del Rock
Aug. 12 – Kortrijk, Belgium – Alcatraz Metal Festival
Aug. 26 – Suceava, Romania – Bucovina Rock Castle
Sept. 21 – Porto, Portugal – Hard Club (Under the Doom – warm up show)
Sept. 22 – Lisbon, Portugal – RCA Club (Under the Doom – warm up show)
Oct. 27 – Limerick, Ireland – Dolans / Siege Of Limerick
Nov. 10 – Helsinki, Finland – SteelChaos Festival

Primordial line-up:
A.A. Nemtheanga – Vocals
Ciarán MacUilliam – Guitar
Michael O’Floinn – Guitar
Pól MacAmlaigh – Bass
Simon O’Laoghaire – Drums

Primordial online:
https://www.facebook.com/primordialofficial
https://www.youtube.com/user/primordialvideo

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Watch: Iron Maiden Drummer Nicko McBrain’s Video Tour Of 2018 Drum Kit

A five-minute clip showcasing Iron Maiden skinsman Nicko McBrain taking the viewer for a close-up tour of his 2018 kit is streaming below.

In other news Nicko McBrain recently opened his drum store “Nicko McBrain’s Drum One” in Manchester. The store boasts “Planet Paiste”, U.K.’s largest dedicated Paiste show space and the “Sonorsphere” where drummers can find the biggest selection of Sonor products in the UK. Aside Sonor and Paiste all other major drum and percussion brands are stocked.

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Vein Premiere New Song “Doomtech”

Vein‘s new song “Doomtech” can be streamed below. It is taken from their upcoming new effort “Errorzone“, which will be out in stores June 22nd via Closed Casket Activities.

In other news Vein will join Code Orange and Twitching Tongues on this North American tour:

06/22 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club (feat. Wicca Phase Springs Eternal)
06/23 New York, NY – Irving Plaza (feat. Wicca Phase Springs Eternal)
06/24 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer (feat. Ghostemane)
06/26 Toronto, ON – Mod Club (feat. Nicole Dollanganger)
06/27 Detroit, MI – Shelter at St. Andrew’s Hall (feat. Nicole Dollanganger)
06/28 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge (feat. Nicole Dollanganger)
06/29 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar and Hall
06/30 Lawrence, KS – The Granada
07/02 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
07/05 San Francisco, CA – August Hall (feat. Disembodied & Show Me The Body)
07/06 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent (feat. Disembodied & Show Me The Body)
07/07 Mesa, AZ – The Nile (feat. Show Me The Body)
07/09 Dallas, TX – Club Dada (feat. Show Me The Body)
07/10 Austin, TX – Barracuda (feat. Show Me The Body)
07/11 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (feat. Show Me The Body)
07/13 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell Stage) (feat. Show Me The Body) (no Twitching Tongues)

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Suicidal Tendencies To Release New Album This September

According to the Suicidal Tendencies drummer Dave Lombardo, the band will be releasing their thirteenth studio full-length this September. He confirmed the news via Twitter below:

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES – OFFICIAL fall dates are starting to reveal themselves. Many more will be announced soon!!
Riot Fest Louder Than Life Monster Energy Music

¡!New Full Length SxTx LP will released in September!¡

— Dave Lombardo (@TheDaveLombardo) June 5, 2018

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Igorrr announces North American tour in support of Ministry and Carpenter Brut

– June 5th, 2018 –

France’s Igorrr have confirmed that they will embark on a support tour of North America in late 2018 in support of their latest album and Metal Blade Records debut, ‘Savage Sinusoid‘. The shows will be headlined by American industrial juggernaut Ministry with additional support from synthwave cessations Carpenter Brut.

Tickets go on sale via ministryband.com on Friday June, 8th at 10 am local time. Confirmed dates are as follows:

MINISTRY, CARPENTER BRUT, IGORRR
11/21 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
11/23 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
11/24 Denver, CO – Fillmore
11/27 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
11/29 Joliet, IL – The Forge
11/30 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
12/01 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theater
12/02 Toronto, ON – Rebel
12/04 Rochester, NY – Anthology
12/05 Washington, DC – Fillmore
12/06 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
12/07 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
12/08 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
12/10 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
12/11 Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theater
12/12 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
12/13 Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston
12/14 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
12/16 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
12/18 San Diego, CA – House of Blues San Diego
12/20 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
12/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda

Savage Sinusoid‘ isn’t just a breath of fresh air in musical technicality and emotion though, but an excellent reminder to just enjoy music.” – MetalInjection.net

It’s crazy avant-garde diversity delivered with the almost rabid grindcore spirit – multi-layered, complex, but never losing the listener with pretentiousness.” – NoCleanSinging.com

Serre takes you on a remarkable journey. One that required minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and years to complete. And the result is Igorrr‘‘’s best record to-date.” – AngryMetalGuy.com

Igorrr online:
http://igorrr.com
https://www.metalblade.com/igorrr
https://www.facebook.com/IgorrrBarrroque
https://twitter.com/igorrrbarrroque
https://www.instagram.com/igorrr_music
https://soundcloud.com/igorrr

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Cane Hill Premiere New Music Video “It Follows”

Cane Hill debut a music video for their song “It Follows” streaming below. The track appears on the group’s latest effort, “Too Far Gone“.

In other news it was announced that the band will be out on the road this summer touring with King 810 and The Last Ten Seconds Of Life on this summer tour:

07/26 Indianapolis, IN – The Emerson Theater
07/27 Erie, PA – Basement Transmissions
07/28 Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon
07/29 Albany, NY – Jupiter Hall
07/31 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
08/01 Reading, PA – Reverb
08/02 Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s
08/03 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans Music Hall
08/04 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
08/05 Johnson City, TN – Capone’s
08/07 Huntsville, AL – Sidetracks Music Hall
08/08 Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s Entertainment Center
08/10 Detroit, MI – El Club
08/11 Joliet, IL – The Forge

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Killswitch Engage signs with Metal Blade Records and Columbia/Sony Music Germany

– June 4th, 2018 –

Kicks off European tour with Iron Maiden

Photo credit: John McMurtrie

Metal Blade Records is proud to welcome Killswitch Engage to its roster! Partnering with Sony Music Entertainment outside of North America, the band will be releasing their upcoming album in 2019 worldwide.

Metal Blade’s CEO/founder Brian Slagel comments: “I have been a huge fan and friend of Killswitch for a long time, so it is truly an honor to be able to work with them. So happy to welcome them to the Metal Blade family.”

Jesse Leach (vocals): “I’m beyond stoked to sign with the legendary Metal Blade Records and Columbia/Sony Music. It’s clear they truly understand and believe in what we do as a band, and we’re psyched to have them on our side. It’s an exciting new chapter for KSE and we can’t wait to see what the future holds.”

Adam Dutkiewicz (guitar): “I’m very excited to say that Killswitch Engage will be joining forces with Metal Blade Records and Columbia/Sony Music! Super stoked to join the ranks with a long list of many epic metal acts, as well as a team of excellent human beings who truly have a genuine love for metal music. Here’s to an awesome future with awesome labels!”

Benjamin Voss, Senior A&R Manager Columbia/Sony Music Germany: “I am very happy and proud to work with such an amazing band like Killswitch Engage in the future. We are absolutely excited about releasing their new album on Sony Music outside North America.”

Currently finishing work on their upcoming album, Killswitch Engage have taken a break from recording to embark on a summer European tour with Iron Maiden. The trek will also see the band appear at various premier festivals (Sweden Rock, Graspop Metal Meeting, Hellfest, etc.), along with a few special headlining shows. Then in the fall, the band will be touring across Australia with Parkway Drive. See below for all dates!

Killswitch Engage tour dates
w/ Iron Maiden

May 26 – Saku Arena – Tallinn, Estonia
May 28 – Hartwall Arena – Helsinki, Finland
May 29 – Hartwall Arena – Helsinki, Finland
May 31 – Pustervik – Goteborg, Sweden ***
June 1 – Tele2 Arena – Stockholm, Sweden
June 2 – Rockefeller Music Hall – Oslo, Norway ***
June 3 – Trondheim Rocks @ Dahls Arena – Trondheim, Norway **
June 5 – Royal Arena – Copenhagen, Denmark
June 7 – Sweden Rock Festival – Solvesborg, Sweden **
June 9 – Rockavaria – Munich, Germany **
June 10 – Expo Plaza – Hannover, Germany
June 11 – Live Music Hall – Cologne, Germany ***
June 13 – Waldbuhne – Berlin, Germany
June 14 – Kwadrat – Krakow, Poland ***
June 16 – Akvarium Klub – Budapest, Hungary ***
June 17 – Novarock Festival – Nickelsdorf, Austria **
June 19 – Proxima – Warsaw, Poland ***
June 20 – Letnany Airport – Prague, Czech Republic
June 22 – Graspop Metal Meeting – Dessel, Belgium **
June 24 – Hellfest – Clisson, France **
June 25 – Den Atelier – Luxembourg, Luxembourg ***
June 26 – Geneva Arena – Geneva, Switzerland
June 28 – Rock in Rome @ Ippodromo Capanelle – Rome, Italy *
June 29 – Rock the Castle @ Villafranca Castle – Verona, Italy **
June 30 – Messe Freiburg – Freiburg, Germany
July 1 – GelreDome – Arnhem, Netherlands
July 31 – Metro Radio Arena – Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Aug. 1 – The Academy Dublin – Dublin, Ireland ***
Aug. 2 – SSE Arena – Belfast, UK
Aug. 4 – Aberdeen Exhibition & Conf. Centre – Aberdeen, UK
Aug. 6 – Manchester Arena – Manchester, UK
Aug. 7 – Genting Arena – Birmingham, UK
Aug. 10 – 02 Arena – London, UK
Aug. 11 – 02 Arena – London, UK
*=w/ Megadeth (no Iron Maiden)
**=festival off-date
***=Killswitch Engage headlining off-date

Killswitch Engage tour dates
w/ Parkway Drive

Oct. 25 – UC Refectory – Canberra, Australia
Oct. 26 – Hordern Pavilion – Sydney, Australia
Oct. 27 – Nex – Newcastle, Australia
Oct. 28 – Riverstage – Brisbane, Australia
Nov. 02 – Margaret Court Arena – Melbourne, Australia
Nov. 03 – Entertainment Centre – Adelaide, Australia
Nov. 06 – HBF Stadium – Perth, Australia

Formed in 1999 out of western Massachusetts, Killswitch Engage is often credited as one of the most influential metal acts in the last 20 years. Spending much of their career on the road, the band has enjoyed premium slots on major USA tours, including Ozzfest, Warped Tour, Taste of Chaos, Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest, Music As a Weapon, and Trespass America, as well as countless international festivals around the globe. Having shared the stage with acts ranging from Rise Against to Slayer, the diversity and versatility of their touring is unparalleled. Their songs have been featured on Guitar Hero III, Rock Band, John Madden, the Resident Evil III soundtrack, and as entrance music for WWE wrestling champ CM Punk.

Twice Grammy-nominated, Killswitch Engage has sold over 3 million records worldwide, with The End of Heartache and As Daylight Dies both certified Gold in the U.S and Silver in the UK. The band’s latest album – 2016′s Incarnate – landed at #6 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 on the Current Rock Albums chart, and debuted at #1 overall in Canada, #5 in Australia, and #10 in both the UK and Germany – a testament to their international reach.

2018 will mark the end of the Incarnate album cycle, which saw the group reach new heights with its collection of anthems that set the heavy music world ablaze. Co-founders of Killswitch Engage – guitarist/backing vocalist Adam Dutkiewicz, guitarist Joel Stroetzel, bassist Mike D’Antonio, and lead vocalist Jesse Leach (who returned six years ago after a decade-long absence) – plus longtime drummer Justin Foley, are currently working on a new album, with Adam Dutkiewicz handling producer duties once again. Employing their usual unrelenting determination to continually release powerfully potent work, Killswitch Engage plans to deliver another trend-resistant, timeless record that feeds the soul, touches the heart, and strengthens the mind. Stay tuned for more news about this new album coming soon!

Killswitch Engage line-up:
Jesse Leach – Vocals
Adam Dutkiewicz – Guitar
Joel Stroetzel – Guitar
Justin Foley – Drums
Mike D’Antonio – Bass

Killswitch Engage online:
http://www.killswitchengage.com
https://www.facebook.com/killswitchengage
https://twitter.com/kseofficial
https://www.instagram.com/killswitchengage

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