English NWOBHM legends Satan sign to Metal Blade Records

– April 9th, 2018 –

photo by Stefan Rosic

Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the signing of long-time running NWOBHM legends Satan to its roster.

The heavy metal quintet has signed a multiple album deal with Metal Blade and has just finished recordings for their tentative new album to be released during the second half of 2018!

Comments Satan: “Metal Blade is part of Satan‘s past and we are super excited for it to be part of our future. It seems so fitting, it’s hard to imagine another label that could give us a better platform for our music today.”

While standard bearers of the NWOBHM movement and responsible for ’83′s seminal Court In the Act and ’87′s Suspended Sentence, with their tentative new album Satan make it abundantly clear that in 2018 they are not interested in simply capitalizing on past glories. Comprised of 10 tracks of searing metal, it is blatantly and profoundly the work of the Newcastle upon Tyne natives at their very best, infusing their signature sound with a more raw, wild and spontaneous vibe than they showcased on 2015′s mighty Atom By Atom, in the process displaying more passion and energy than slews of bands half their age.

Having reunited in 2012 and returned to touring duty, Satan – comprised of six-stringers Russ Tippins and Steve Ramsey, bassist Graeme English, drummer Sean Taylor and vocalist Brian Ross – once more proved their collective mettle with 2013′s Life Sentence and follow-up Atom By Atom, both records critically acclaimed and maintaining the high standards of their earlier releases. With such a powerful collection in their hands the band were unsurprisingly eager to take it on the road, and they once again had successful tours and festival runs in Europe, North America and South America, culminating with a slot opening for Pentagram in Helsinki, which Tippins counts as a true honor.

Satan will unleash their latest batch of classical Heavy Metal songs in the second half of 2018. Be prepared for one of the best Metal albums of the year and stay tuned for more information about it!

Satan line-up:
Brian Ross – Vocals
Russ Tippins – Guitars
Steve Ramsey – Guitars
Graeme English – Bass
Sean Taylor – Drums

Satan online:
http://www.satanmusic.com
https://www.facebook.com/officialsatanpage
https://twitter.com/SatanUK

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Alestorm Announces North American Tour Dates With Gloryhammer

Scottish pirate metal favourites Alestorm has announced that they will be heading back to North America this September for a headlining run in support of their latest album, “No Grave But The Sea.” Joining them on the trek will be Gloryhammet. A statement regarding the tour reads as follows:

“Oh god. It’s finally happened. It’s that moment you’ve all been waiting for…a chance to complain that we’re not coming to your city! We just can’t wait to read your whining messages! Oh yeah and it’s also a tour with Alestorm and Gloryhammer around the USA and a tiny bit of Canada (and still we have the audacity to call it a North American tour, how do you like that?). Anyway, see y’all for a party in September. Bring ducks.”

You can catch the tour on the following dates:

September 6 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
7 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
8 – Atlanta, GA – Prog Power Festival*
10 – Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live!
11 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
12 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
13 – Los Angeles, CA – 1720
14 – Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
15 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
16 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
17 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
19 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
20 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
21 – Chicago, IL – Concord
22 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
24 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met
25 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
26 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage

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Nightwish Announces Three UK Tour Dates

Finnish symphonic metal veterans Nightwish released their brand new best-of compilation “Decades” on March 9th through Nuclear Blast to celebrate more than two decades of their career. It’s only right, then, that this milestone should be celebrated with an extensive world tour! Currently touring North America, the band are pleased to announce that they will be bringing the tour to the UK in December. This will also be the band’s first UK tour since 2012, so these shows are absolutely not to be missed.

They have also revealed that special guests will be up and coming heavy metallers and label mates Beast In Black, led by former Battle Beast guitarist Anton Kabanen.

Of this latest tour news, the band comments:
“The NIGHTWISH Universe is Expanding. Let’s light the British Beacons!”

The tour dates are as follows:

December 8 London – The SSE Arena, Wembley
December 10 Birmingham – Arena
December 11 Manchester – Arena

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Nightwish Announces Three UK Tour Dates

Finnish symphonic metal veterans Nightwish released their brand new best-of compilation “Decades” on March 9th through Nuclear Blast to celebrate more than two decades of their career. It’s only right, then, that this milestone should be celebrated with an extensive world tour! Currently touring North America, the band are pleased to announce that they will be bringing the tour to the UK in December. This will also be the band’s first UK tour since 2012, so these shows are absolutely not to be missed.

They have also revealed that special guests will be up and coming heavy metallers and label mates Beast In Black, led by former Battle Beast guitarist Anton Kabanen.

Of this latest tour news, the band comments:
“The NIGHTWISH Universe is Expanding. Let’s light the British Beacons!”

The tour dates are as follows:

December 8 London – The SSE Arena, Wembley
December 10 Birmingham – Arena
December 11 Manchester – Arena

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The Sword release their sixth studio album “Used Future”, announce US tour

Austin, Texas-based rock act The Sword released their sixth studio album, “Used Future”, yesterday.

A video for the title track was also released and can be viewed below. The video was created by Austin-based game studio Rooster Teeth, in the spirit of old Nintendo games.

Also announced: an epic three-leg tour which will see the band on the road throughout North America from now until late June.

MAR 24 REBEL LOUNGE – PHOENIX, AZ
MAR 25 EL REY – HOLLYWOOD, CA
MAR 26 FILLMORE – SAN FRANCISCO, CA
MAR 27 ACE OF SPADES – SACRAMENTO, CA
MAR 29 NEUMOS – SEATTLE, WA
MAR 30 THE PIN – SPOKANE, WA
MAR 31 NEUROLUX – BOISE, ID
APR 02 METRO MUSIC HALL – SALT LAKE CITY, UT
APR 03 THE MESA THEATER – GRAND JUNCTION, CO
APR 04 GOTHIC THEATRE – ENGLEWOOD, CO
APR 06 THE BOURBON THEATRE – LINCOLN, NE
APR 07 SKYWAY THEATRE – MINNEAPOLIS, MN
APR 08 THE RAVE II – MILWAUKEE, WI
APR 09 MERCURY BALLROOM – LOUISVILLE, KY
APR 10 MINGLEWOOD HALL – MEMPHIS, TN
APR 11 VARSITY THEATRE – BATON ROUGE, LA
APR 12 WHITE OAK MUSIC HALL – HOUSTON, TX
APR 25 PARISH @ HOUSE OF BLUES – NEW ORLEANS, LA
APR 26 ZYDECO – BIRMINGHAM, AL
APR 27 THE INTERNATIONAL – KNOXVILLE, TN
APR 30 MASQUERADE – ATLANTA, GA
MAY 02 THEATRE OF LIVING ARTS – PHILADELPHIA, PA
MAY 03 MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG – BROOKLYN, NY
MAY 04 CANAL CLUB – RICHMOND, VA
MAY 07 SOUNDSTAGE – BALTIMORE, MD
MAY 08 PARADISE ROCK CLUB – BOSTON, MA
MAY 10 THE OPERA HOUSE – TORONTO, CANADA
MAY 11 FOUFOUNES ELECTRIQUES – MONTREAL, CANADA
MAY 12 ANTHOLOGY – ROCHESTER, NY
MAY 13 GROG SHOP – CLEVELAND, OH
MAY 14 SAINT ANDREWS – DETROIT, MI
MAY 15 SKULLY’S MUSIC DINER – COLUMBUS, OH
MAY 17 CAIN’S BALLROOM – TULSA, OK
MAY 18 GAS MONKEY GAR N’ GRILL – DALLAS, TX
JUN 07 LAUNCHPAD – ALBUQUERQUE, NM
JUN 08 191 TOOLE – TUCSON, AZ
JUN 09 BELLY UP – SAN DIEGO, CA
JUN 11 WONDER BALLROOM – PORTLAND, OR
JUN 12 WILD BUFFALO – BELLINGHAM, WA
JUN 13 VENUE NIGHTCLUB – VANCOUVER, CANADA
JUN 15 MARQUEE – CALGARY, CANADA
JUN 16 UNION HALL – EDMONTON, CANADA
JUN 17 THE EXCHANGE – REGINA, CANADA
JUN 18 PYRAMID – WINNIPEG, CANADA
JUN 20 THALIA HALL – CHICAGO, IL
JUN 21 BOGART’S – CINCINNATI, OH
JUN 22 MR SMALLS THEATRE – PITTSBURGH, PA
JUN 23 ROCK N’ ROLL HOTEL – WASHINGTON, DC
JUN 24 IRVING PLAZA – NEW YORK, NY
JUN 26 CAPONE’S – JOHNSON CITY, TN
JUN 27 EXIT/IN – NASHVILLE, TN
JUN 29 MAXINE’S – HOT SPRINGS, AR

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Lesser Glow Readies Debut Album, “Ruined,” Releases Live Video

Boston-based melodic post metal/doom collective Lesser Glow — featuring former members of Black Elm, Irepress, and The Proselyte — will release their debut full-length Ruined this June via Pelagic Records. With “Ruined,” Lesser Glow rips open a massively wide and confident blend of traditional doom meets melodic metal, paired with the likes of hardcore, post hardcore, noise rock, post rock and beyond. “Ruined” will see release on June 8th on CD, LP, and digital formats. The album is available for preorder in North America here and in Europe here. Digital orders are available here.

“I was caught in a major ’90s binge, listening to a bunch of stuff like Unsane and Failure, and feeling like that raw, palpable energy and songwriting was slipping away from modern heavy records,” comments main songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Nault, who is not only the guitarist in LESSER GLOW, but also session drummer for electro-post-hiphop outfit Arms And Sleepers. “I was tired of genre-choked bands, and missed hearing songs instead of riff parades.”

The lineup of the band came together organically, “though now the combination of individuals feels incredibly fortunate,” comments Nault. The fact that all members are experienced professionals – engineers and session musicians – has certainly helped LESSER GLOW to accomplish the simplicity that makes this record what it is: Heavy.

“I tried to keep that simplicity in mind during the recording process, don’t over play or worry about shredding to fill space,” adds bass player Scott Conza. “Just as important as choosing when to play, is choosing when not to play.”

Here’s the “Ruined” track listing:

1. Ruined
2. Vacant Throne
3. Tel Meggido
4. Empty Eyes
5. Fall On Mortal Decay
6. Under The Polar Shade

Lesser Glow is:

Alec Rodriguez – vocals
Andrew Nault – guitar
Ben Gram – guitar
Scott Conza – bass
Seth Botos – drums

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Lesser Glow Readies Debut Album, “Ruined,” Releases Live Video

Boston-based melodic post metal/doom collective Lesser Glow — featuring former members of Black Elm, Irepress, and The Proselyte — will release their debut full-length Ruined this June via Pelagic Records. With “Ruined,” Lesser Glow rips open a massively wide and confident blend of traditional doom meets melodic metal, paired with the likes of hardcore, post hardcore, noise rock, post rock and beyond. “Ruined” will see release on June 8th on CD, LP, and digital formats. The album is available for preorder in North America here and in Europe here. Digital orders are available here.

“I was caught in a major ’90s binge, listening to a bunch of stuff like Unsane and Failure, and feeling like that raw, palpable energy and songwriting was slipping away from modern heavy records,” comments main songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Nault, who is not only the guitarist in LESSER GLOW, but also session drummer for electro-post-hiphop outfit Arms And Sleepers. “I was tired of genre-choked bands, and missed hearing songs instead of riff parades.”

The lineup of the band came together organically, “though now the combination of individuals feels incredibly fortunate,” comments Nault. The fact that all members are experienced professionals – engineers and session musicians – has certainly helped LESSER GLOW to accomplish the simplicity that makes this record what it is: Heavy.

“I tried to keep that simplicity in mind during the recording process, don’t over play or worry about shredding to fill space,” adds bass player Scott Conza. “Just as important as choosing when to play, is choosing when not to play.”

Here’s the “Ruined” track listing:

1. Ruined
2. Vacant Throne
3. Tel Meggido
4. Empty Eyes
5. Fall On Mortal Decay
6. Under The Polar Shade

Lesser Glow is:

Alec Rodriguez – vocals
Andrew Nault – guitar
Ben Gram – guitar
Scott Conza – bass
Seth Botos – drums

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The Kennedy Veil Release Vocal Playthrough Video For “Flesh of the Sun”

Sacramento, Ca based tech death unit THE KENNEDY VEIL have released a vocal playthrough video for their track “Flesh of the Son.” The video showcases new vocalist Darren Liwen. “Flesh of the Sun” is off of the band’s newest full length Imperium which came out last year on Unique Leader.

View The Kennedy Veil’s vocal play through for “Flesh of the Sun” below:

Drummer Gabe Seeber commented:

“We are excited to welcome Darren Liwen to The Kennedy Veil! If you have seen us recently on the Bloodletting North America Tour then you have seen what Darren brings to the table. We can’t wait to begin writing our follow-up to Imperium and expanding even more on our sound” with Liwen adding “I am excited to officially announce that I am joining The Kennedy Veil as a full time member. I’ve done the last few tours with these guys and I’m stoked to move forward in regards to new music and meeting fans on the road. I hope you all enjoy my video for “Flesh of the Sun”!’

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Demonical Debut New Song “A Void Most Obscure” From Upcoming New Album “Chaos Manifesto”

Demonical debut a new song titled “A Void Most Obscure”, taken from their upcoming fifth studio album “Chaos Manifesto”, which is due out on March 23 in Europe and April 27 in North America via Agonia.

Check out now “A Void Most Obscure” below.

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Demonical Debut New Song “A Void Most Obscure” From Upcoming New Album “Chaos Manifesto”

Demonical debut a new song titled “A Void Most Obscure”, taken from their upcoming fifth studio album “Chaos Manifesto”, which is due out on March 23 in Europe and April 27 in North America via Agonia.

Check out now “A Void Most Obscure” below.

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