Night Crowned Premiere New Song “Nocturnal Pulse” From Upcoming Debut EP “Humanity Will Echo Out”

Swedish black/death metal band Night Crowned premiere a new song entitled “Nocturnal Pulse”, taken from their upcoming debut EP, “Humanity Will Echo Out”, which will be released on November 30 by Black Lion Records.

Check out now “Nocturnal Pulse” below.

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Nattravnen (Massacre, Wombbath, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Suicidium, The Seductress Of Death”

Nattravnen, featuring vocalist Kam Lee (Massacre) and Jonny Pettersson (Wombbath, Ashcloud, Just Before Dawn, Henry Kane), premiere a new song entitled “Suicidium, The Seductress Of Death”, taken from their upcoming new album, which will be out in stores via Transcending Obscurity Records.

Check out now “Suicidium, The Seductress Of Death” below.

Label Sampler 2018 by Transcending Obscurity Records

Comments vocalist Kam Lee:

“I am very excited for this album. First off it was during the making of The Grotesquery‘s 4th full length album, when Rogga Johansson told me about Jonny, and that he was looking for a vocalist to put lyrics and vocals to some music that he had. Rogga already knew by working with me previously on the three albums for The Grotesquery my ability to be able to put concept albums together with a storyline. And that this was something that possibly Johnny was looking to do with the music he had. Also I knew Jonny’s work from other bands like Wombbath, Ashcloud, Just Before Dawn & Henry Kane, so when I found out that I had a chance and opportunity to work with this great musician I jumped on it. Once I heard the music I knew exactly the tone that this album needed to take and it was perfect with the theme I was working on. As well it was like synchronicity… as if the universe wanted something to happen because I just so happen to be working on my own gothic horror fairy tale at the time and was leaning towards doing something with Scandinavian mythology. Johnny and I got to talking and he told me about this legend that his grandmother used to tell him as a child about the Night Raven. As soon as he told me the name of this mythical creature everything just fell into place. And that’s how everything came to be. The name of the band, the entire concept story, the mythology, everything all based on the Nattravnen.”

Nattravnen‘s music composer Jonny Pettersson adds, “This album have been in the making for a long time. I started working on these songs many years ago, but never felt that I could give them the vocal justice they needed. Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, Down Among the Dead Men and many more) introduced me to Kam who accepted the task of vocal mastery. It’s been an honour to complete the album with Kam, and with once again mighty Transcending Obscurity backing us up, and with label boss Kunal’s pure dedication, I’m positive this is one for the books.”

Line up:

Kam Lee – Vocals and lyrics (ex-Death, ex-Massacre, The Grotesquery)
Jonny Pettersson – All instruments (Heads For The Dead, Wombbath, Henry Kane)

Artwork by Juanjo Castellano (Carnation, Revel In Flesh)

Logo by Kunal Choksi

Track list:
1. The Night Of The Raven
2. Suicidium, The Seductress Of Death
3. Corvus Corax Crown
4. Upon The Sound Of Her Wings
5. Return To Nevermore
6. From The Haunted Sea
7. The Anger Of Despair When Coping With Your Death
8. Kingdom Of The Nattravnen
9. Kult Av Ravnen

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Leaves’ Eyes Posts New Video, “Riders On The Wind” Online

Fans of symphonic metal, watch out. Leaves’ Eyes will release a Tour Edition of their latest chart breaking album Sign Of The Dragonhead on September 7th via AFM Records. Pre-order the album and single here.

Today the band presents a video for one of the album’s many highlight tracks, “Riders On The Wind”, which consists of footage from recent tours travelling the world. Watch the video below.

Sign Of The Dragonhead Ltd. Tour Edition tracklisting:

CD1
1. Sign Of The Dragonhead
2. Across The Sea
3. Like A Mountain
4. Jomsborg
5. Völva
6. Riders On The Wind
7. Fairer Than The Sun
8. Shadows In The Night
9. Rulers Of Wind And Waves
10. Fires In The North
11. Waves Of Euphoria
12. Beowulf (Bonus)
13. Winter Nights (Bonus)

CD2
1. Sign Of The Dragonhead (Instrumental)
2. Across The Sea (Instrumental)
3. Like A Mountain (Instrumental)
4. Jomsborg (Instrumental)
5. Völva (Instrumental)
6. Riders On The Wind (Instrumental)
7. Fairer Than The Sun (Instrumental)
8. Shadows In The Night (Instrumental)
9. Rulers Of Wind And Waves (Instrumental)
10. Fires In The North (Instrumental)
11. Waves Of Euphoria (Instrumental)

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Night Crowned (The Crown, Dark Funeral, Nightrage Etc.) Premiere New Song “No Room For Hope” From Upcoming New Album “Humanity Will Echo Out”

Swedish black metal formation Night Crowned – featuring current and former members of The Crown, Dark Funeral, Nightrage etc. – premiere a new song called “No Room For Hope”, taken from their upcoming new album “Humanity Will Echo Out”, which will be released on November 30th by Black Lion Records.

Check out now “No Room For Hope” below.

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Kadavar Reveals New Live Album, “Live In Copenhagen”

Berlin based rock overlords Kadavar have announced the release of a new live album called “Live in Copenhagen,” featuring their transcendent show at Pumpehuset in Denmark’s capital in November 2017 during the band’s tour in support of the most recent album, Rough Times.

To celebrate the announcement, the band has premiered the official video for ‘You Found The Best In Me’, which was shot on the beach at Dunajam in Sardinia. You can check it out below.

“Live In Copenhagen” tracklisting:

1. Skeleton Blues
2. Doomsday Machine
3. Pale Blue Eyes
4. Into The Wormhole
5. The Old Man
6. Die Baby Die
7. Black Sun
8. Living In Your Head
9. Into The Night
10. Forgotten Past
11. Tibulation Nation
12. Purple Sage
13. All Our Thoughts
14. Come Back Life

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Redemption lands on international charts with new album, ‘Long Night’s Journey into Day’

– August 9th, 2018 –

Redemption recently released their new album, Long Night’s Journey Into Day, via Metal Blade Records; for their efforts, the band has now entered the international charts! See below for all positions:

#17 Current Hard Music Albums (USA)
#19 Top New Artist Albums (USA)
#42 Record Label Independent Current Albums (USA)
#109 Top New Artist Albums Consumption (USA)
#174 Top Current Albums (USA)
#176 Current Digital Albums (USA)
#69 Media Control Top 100 (Germany)
#83 Hard Music Charts (Canada)

To preview and purchase Long Night’s Journey into Day, please visit: metalblade.com/redemption

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.

As previously announced, Redemption will appear at ProgPower USA 2018, along with a special show at the Whisky A Go Go, with more USA dates coming soon. See below for all dates!

Redemption live:
Sept. 7 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage (ProgPower USA)
Sept. 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go

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/RedemptionOfcl

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The Black Dahlia Murder, Devourment, Power Trip, Pig Destroyer, Khemmis, Ghoul, Etc. Tour Announced

This fall will find The Black Dahlia Murder out on the road again on their ‘Infinite Bringers Of The Night Tour‘. Power Trip, Pig Destroyer, Khemmis, Ghoul, Havok, Midnight and Devourment will support them on select dates. Gost and Skeletal Remains will be onboard throughout the entire run. Below’s where the trek will stop:

11/24 Dayton, OH – Oddbody’s
11/26 Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
11/27 Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theater (feat. Khemmis)
11/29 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom (feat. Pig Destroyer & Khemmis)
11/30 Berkeley, CA – UC Theater (feat. Pig Destroyer, Power Trip, Khemmis and Ghoul)
12/01 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern (‘Decibel Metal And Beer Festival‘)
12/02 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick (feat. Ghoul)

With Power Trip & Ghoul:

12/03 Flagstaff, AZ – Green Room
12/05 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s
12/06 Corpus Christi, TX – House Of Rock
12/07 Austin, TX – Come And Take it Live

With Havok & Ghoul:

12/08 Ft. Worth, TX – Rail Club (feat. Devourment)
12/09 Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
12/10 Lincoln, NE – The Royal
12/11 Joliet, IL – The Forge (feat. Midnight)
12/12 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s (feat. Midnight)

The Black Dahlia Murder‘s vocalist Trevor Strnad says of the trek:

“Yes! The time has finally come and we are able to announce one of the coolest tours we have ever been a part of! As you can imagine, I had quite a hand in assembling the lineup here, and I am so proud and thrilled at what we’ve been able to construct.

Not only do we in The Black Dahlia Murder get to go rage at Decibel Metal And Beer Fest in Los Angeles this winter, but we have surrounded ourselves with some insane regional lineups featuring many of my favorite bands in the underground right now, to see us to California and back. Thanks to all parties involved and be sure to check the fine print to see which of these amazingly sick outfits will be joining us in your town this November and December.”

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The Spirit of Iluvenium Premiere Two Advance Tracks From Upcoming New Album “Bequeath Thy Grievous Loss”

The Spirit of Iluvenium premiere two advance tracks, taken from their upcoming new album “Bequeath Thy Grievous Loss”, which will be released by the California label Pacific Threnodies on August 31st.

Check out now “Serenity (The Melancholic Winter)” and “Dolores (Daughter of the Night)” below.

Bequeath Thy Grievous Loss by The Spirit Of Iuvenium

Bequeath Thy Grievous Loss by The Spirit Of Iuvenium

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Decibel announces second wave of bands and breweries for Metal & Beer Fest LA – including The Black Dahlia Murder!

– July 16th, 2018 –

The second wave of bands and breweries for Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles, set for December 1 and 2 at the Wiltern, welcomes American melodic death metal kingpins The Black Dahlia Murder (Metal Blade), doom ‘n’ rollers Khemmis (20 Buck Spin) and craft beer-obsessed extreme metal veterans Trappist (Relapse) to an already-stacked bill. Decibel Metal & Beer Fest veterans Three Weavers also join the breweries attending. And there’s still a final round of bands and breweries to be revealed in August!

“We are super excited to be working with our friends from Decibel on this year’s Metal & Beer Fest,” says Brian Slagel, CEO of Metal Blade Records, the festival’s presenting sponsor. “It will be a great time and we are honored to again be working with everyone at Decibel magazine.”

Headliners include thrash legends Testament, who will play a special set of both their classic The New Order and The Gathering records in full, along with the Tom Gabriel Fischer-led Triptykon performing a special all-Celtic Frost set. Grind heroes Pig Destroyer, revered doom trio YOB, new thrash gods Power Trip, death metal upstarts Skeletal Remains, Bay Area bruisers Necrot and heavy metal new jacks Haunt round out the band lineup.

“I’m sure we’ll see fans travel from all corners of the planet to witness this heavily overdue set!” exclaims Testament guitarist Eric Peterson. “Get your tickets quick! You won’t wanna miss this event. A gathering of the new order is upon us!”

Not to be outdone, the country’s most metal breweries will converge in a maelstrom of malt madness! Featured breweries Phantom Carriage (CA), Three Weavers (CA) and Weyerbacher (PA) will be joined by flagship breweries Three Floyds (IN), TRVE (CO), Brash (TX), Adroit Theory (VA), Burial (NC), Hoof Hearted (OH), Societe (CA), Left Hand Brewing (CO) Hydra Brewing (SD) and Wayfinder (OR), while Wake (IL) and Black Sands (CA) will make their first Decibel Metal & Beer Fest pours. And just like when the musicians in the night’s best bands hang out before and after their sets, the metalheads that make these skull-crushing high-gravity beers will be headbanging along during the festivities, ready to toast exclusive samples and, of course, talk metal and beer. ‬

Special discounted early-bird weekend “Metal & Beer” tickets, entitling attendees to pours from each of the attending breweries all weekend long, are on sale. Visit decibelmagazine.com for tickets and more information.

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Redemption Premiere New Video ‘Someone Else’s Problem’

The official music video for the track “Someone Else’s Problem” from Redemption, the U.S. progressive metal outfit led by guitarist/songwriter Nick Van Dyk, can be streamed below. The song is taken from the band’s seventh full-length album, “Long Night’s Journey Into Day”, which will be out on July 27 via Metal Blade. The disc was produced by Jacob Hansen.

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