Spirits Of Fire Featuring Ripper Owens To Release Debut Album In February, Posts New Video Online

Frontiers Music Srl is known for building new bands/projects featuring musicians of outstanding quality and who come from unique backgrounds. After an intense brainstorming session, a dream team of renowned metal musicians including Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest, Iced Earth), Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Steve DiGiorgio (Testament, Death, etc.) and Mark Zonder (ex-Fates Warning, Warlord) was born and put together under the direction of renowned LA-based producer Roy Z. (Bruce Dickinson, Halford, Tribe Of Gypsies).

Called Spirits Of Fire (after the title of one of their songs), the band has completed work on their debut album which is set for release on February 22nd via Frontiers Music Srl. The music can best be described as “classic Priest meets Savatage”. Today, Spirits Of Fire release their first video and single, “Light Speed Marching”. Find the video below.

The album will be available on CD, Red Color Vinyl, Standard Black Vinyl, Collector’s Box (CD + T-Shirt, Size L), and Digital formats. Pre-order “Spirits Of Fire” on CD/LP/Digital and stream the singles here.

North American fans can get limited edition, exclusive red color vinyl & collector’s box (feat. CD + T-Shirt – Size L only) here. These are very limited and this is the only retailer in North America carrying these items. European fan can get the same items here.

Guitarist Chris Caffery on his influences for the record and working with Roy Z: “My influences for writing on this record were the bands that we were and are still in! I wanted to write songs that [Judas] Priest, Savatage, Testament, and Fates Warning fans would like. But, I wanted them to have a personality of their own as well. To give it a vibe that was Spirits Of Fire! I grew up listening to Judas Priest and spent 30 plus years working with Jon Oliva and Paul O’Neill with Savatage and TSO. Many years playing Criss’ music. These influences for me came naturally! Especially because I’m a fan of all of our bands!

“This was the first time that I ever worked with Roy and it was so much fun. I have been a huge fan of his work for a long time. He’s written music, played on, and produced some of my favorite metal albums ever. He had a difficult job bringing this all together and I can’t think of anyone that would have been a better producer and co-worker for this album!”

“I always just sing to the song, whatever I feel it should be. It’s like a character thing! I like layers! This music is really perfect for me and in my natural wheel house. I like to sing all over the place and change it up and this all happens on this album. This is just the start of an amazing band, I mean sky is the limit and I actually can’t wait to record the next album, because this one is so great and perfect,” says vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens.

Drummer Mark Zonder adds about his playing and writing process, “I am the kind of player that plays what I think fits best with the music. With Spirits Of Fire, the music was more aggressive and hard hitting which I really liked. Again, I tried to be very mindful of the song and the vocals, but tried to add parts that were interesting and creative for the listener.”

Tracklisting:

1. Light Speed Marching
2. Temple Of The Soul
3. All Comes Together
4. Spirits Of Fire
5. It’s Everywhere
6. A Game
7. Dispensable
8. Meet Your End
9. Never To Return
10. The Path
11. Alone In The Darkness

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Dates For Hypocrisy, Fleshgod Apocalypse & Aenimus North American Tour Announced

The dates have now been confirmed for Hypocrisy & Fleshgod Apocalypse‘s co-headlining North American run. That tour has been dubbed the ‘Death…Is Just The Beginning Tour‘ and takes its name from the revived ‘Death…Is Just The Beginning” compilation, which features Hypocrisy and Aenimus on it among many others. Aenimus will join as opening act. Below’s where the tour will stop:

03/15 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
03/16 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
03/17 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
03/19 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
03/20 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
03/21 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
03/22 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
03/23 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live!
03/24 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
03/26 Orlando, FL – The Haven
03/27 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
03/28 Raleigh, NC – The Maywood
03/29 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
03/30 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
03/31 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
04/01 Montreal, QC – Théâtre Corona
04/02 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
04/03 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
04/05 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
04/06 Minneapolis, MN – Studio B
04/07 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
04/08 Regina, SK – The Exchange
04/09 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
04/10 Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub
04/12 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
04/13 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
04/14 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
04/15 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House

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All That Remains Vows To Continue Following The Death Of Guitarist Oli Herbert

Last month, All That Remains suffered a tragic and incredibly painful loss when their globally renowned, highly respected, and immeasurably talented lead guitarist and founding member Oli Herbert, unexpectedly passed away.

Herbert played on all nine albums in the band’s discography and was especially proud of the new album, Victim of the New Disease, which is out today, via Eleven Seven Music. The album is both a tour de force and a testament to Herbert’s legacy.

All That Remains — Philip Labonte [lead vocals], Mike Martin [guitar], Jason Costa [drums], and Aaron Patrick [bass, backing vocals] — plan to further honour the passion that Herbert felt for both the album and the band by continuing on.

The band will embark on the previously scheduled European tour with Sevendust this December. Guitar virtuoso and YouTube personality Jason Richardson (All Shall Perish, Chelsea Grin, Born of Osiris) has come on board and will fill in on the upcoming trek. All current tour dates are below, with more touring plans in North America being announced soon.

“Losing Oli has been a tremendous blow to the core of ATR”, says vocalist Phil Labonte, “but I know he wouldn’t want anything other than for us to continue. He loved this record so much – it’s some of our best work. We look forward to sharing the music with everyone – seeing our fans from the stage. From where Oli loved most. It’ll be cathartic. We’ll need it to be”.

“Victim Of The New Disease Track Listing:

1. Fuck Love
2. Everything’s Wrong
3. Blood I Spill
4. Wasteland
5. Alone In The Darkness
6. Misery In Me
7. Broken
8. Just Tell Me Something (Featuring Danny Worsnop)
9. I Meant What I Said
10. Victim of the New Disease

All That Remains December tour with Sevendust:
01/12 – Southampton, Engine Rooms
02/12 – London, Electric Brixton
04/12 – Manchester, Academy 2
05/12 – Glasgow, Garage
06/12 – Nottingham, Rock City
07/12 – Bristol, Swx
09/12 – Paris, Glazart
10/12 – Cologne, Luxor
11/12 – Berlin, Columbia Theater
12/12 – Prague, Meet Factory
14/12 – Wroclaw, Firlej
15/12 – Vienna, Flex
17/12 – Munich, Backstage Halle
18/12 – Aarau, Kiff
19/12 – Amsterdam, Melweg Oz

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All That Remains Vows To Continue Following The Death Of Guitarist Oli Herbert

Last month, All That Remains suffered a tragic and incredibly painful loss when their globally renowned, highly respected, and immeasurably talented lead guitarist and founding member Oli Herbert, unexpectedly passed away.

Herbert played on all nine albums in the band’s discography and was especially proud of the new album, Victim of the New Disease, which is out today, via Eleven Seven Music. The album is both a tour de force and a testament to Herbert’s legacy.

All That Remains — Philip Labonte [lead vocals], Mike Martin [guitar], Jason Costa [drums], and Aaron Patrick [bass, backing vocals] — plan to further honour the passion that Herbert felt for both the album and the band by continuing on.

The band will embark on the previously scheduled European tour with Sevendust this December. Guitar virtuoso and YouTube personality Jason Richardson (All Shall Perish, Chelsea Grin, Born of Osiris) has come on board and will fill in on the upcoming trek. All current tour dates are below, with more touring plans in North America being announced soon.

“Losing Oli has been a tremendous blow to the core of ATR”, says vocalist Phil Labonte, “but I know he wouldn’t want anything other than for us to continue. He loved this record so much – it’s some of our best work. We look forward to sharing the music with everyone – seeing our fans from the stage. From where Oli loved most. It’ll be cathartic. We’ll need it to be”.

“Victim Of The New Disease Track Listing:

1. Fuck Love
2. Everything’s Wrong
3. Blood I Spill
4. Wasteland
5. Alone In The Darkness
6. Misery In Me
7. Broken
8. Just Tell Me Something (Featuring Danny Worsnop)
9. I Meant What I Said
10. Victim of the New Disease

All That Remains December tour with Sevendust:
01/12 – Southampton, Engine Rooms
02/12 – London, Electric Brixton
04/12 – Manchester, Academy 2
05/12 – Glasgow, Garage
06/12 – Nottingham, Rock City
07/12 – Bristol, Swx
09/12 – Paris, Glazart
10/12 – Cologne, Luxor
11/12 – Berlin, Columbia Theater
12/12 – Prague, Meet Factory
14/12 – Wroclaw, Firlej
15/12 – Vienna, Flex
17/12 – Munich, Backstage Halle
18/12 – Aarau, Kiff
19/12 – Amsterdam, Melweg Oz

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Iron Maiden Announces “Legacy Of The Beast” World Tour Dates

British heavy metal icons Iron Maiden has announced a series of headline shows in both North and South America for the Summer of 2019 as part of their “Legacy Of The Beast” tour. Support on the trek will come from The Raven Age, featuring George Harris (son of Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris,) while additional support at the Los Angeles show will come from Fozzy.

Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson comments: “We’re excited to return to North America and share the Legacy Of The Beast Tour with all our friends there! We’re immensely proud of this show and we’ve had great reactions from the many fans who came to see us in Europe earlier this year. The production is based on our mobile game The Legacy Of The Beast which basically takes various incarnations of Eddie into many different Maiden Worlds. This inspired us to put together a stage show to take our fans through different Worlds and experiences set to appropriate songs. It is not that easy designing different Worlds on stage and we put a huge amount of work into this to make it work and the end result we feel is our most spectacular and certainly the most complex show to date.

“We’ve got all kinds of crazy things going on, including a replica Spitfire plane dominating the stage during ‘Aces High,’ tons of pyro, a giant Icarus, muskets, claymores and some truly marvellous flame-throwers which I have a hell of a lot of fun with, as you will see! And of course we have Eddie, as you’ve never seen him before, and absolutely loads of other surprises. I’ve had the time of my life playing with all these magnificent props on stage, it’s been fantastic, we can’t wait to bring this show to you!”

Steve Harris, bassist and founder member adds: “We gave a lot of thought to the set list for this Tour as the songs needed to follow the narrative of the changing worlds of the stage show. We feel we ended up with a very strong and well balanced set mixing songs we haven’t played in many years like ‘Flight Of Icarus,’ ‘Sign Of The Cross’ and ‘The Clansman’ with songs we know the fans want to hear like ‘The Trooper,’ ‘2 Minutes To Midnight,’ ‘The Number Of The Beast,’ ‘Fear Of The Dark,’ ‘Run To The Hills,’ ‘Hallowed Be Thy Name’ and others, reflecting the journey through the different themes of the show. The whole band is really enjoying this tour and we are really looking forward to seeing everybody again!”

The tour dates are as follows:

July 18 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
July 20 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
July 22 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
July 24 – Washington DC – Jiffy Lube Live
July 26 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
July 30 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
August 1 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
August 3 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
August 5 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
August 7 – Quebec, QC – Videotron Centre
August 9 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
August 10 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
August 13 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
August 15 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
August 17 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
August 19 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
August 22 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 24 – Indianapolis, IL – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
August 26 – St Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
August 28 – Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
August 30 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
August 31 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
September 3 – Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
September 5 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
September 6 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
September 9 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
September 10 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
September 13 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
September 14 – Los Angeles, CA – Banc of California Stadium
September 17 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
September 19 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
September 21 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
September 22 – Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
September 25 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center

No further cities will be added to this touring schedule.

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Dream Theater Reveals New Album “Distance Over Time” Details And Tour Dates

American progressive metal legends Dream Theater has announced that the name of their new album is “Distance Over Time” and fans can expect the record to drop in February, though no specific release date has been given yet. The band has also revealed the front cover artwork for the release, as well as posting a thirty second audio preview, both of which can be seen below.

In addition to this, the band has announced a string of headlining tour dates in North America, though no venues have been confirmed as of yet. The tour dates are as follows:

March 20 – San Diego, CA
March 21 – Los Angeles, CA
March 22 – Los Angeles, CA
March 24 – San Francisco, CA
March 26 – Denver, CO
March 28 – St. Paul, MN
March 29 – Chicago, IL
March 31 – Milwaukee, WI
April 2 – Detroit, MI
April 4 – Toronto, Ont.
April 5 – Montreal, Que.
April 6 – Quebec City, Que.
April 8 – Boston, MA
April 9 – Oakdale, CT
April 10 – Red Bank, NJ
April 12 – New York, NY
April 13 – Upper Darby, PA
April 15 – Washington, D.C.
April 17 – Nashville, TN
April 22 – Charlotte, NC
April 23 – Atlanta, GA
April 25 – Orlando, FL
April 26 – St. Petersburg, FL
April 27 – Jacksonville, FL
April 29 – Dallas, TX
April 30 – Houston, TX
May 1 – Austin, TX

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Silent Planet Premiere New Song & Music Video “Visible Unseen”

Silent Planet premiere a new song and music video called “Visible Unseen“. It’s the latest track to arrive from the group’s new effort “When The End Began“, which will receive an official release later today, via Solid State Records.

Comments vocalist Garrett Russell of the outing:

“‘Visible Unseen‘ is about the epidemic of homeless LGBTQ youth — a statistically observable phenomenon where disproportionate numbers of LGBT youth are homeless in America. The song was inspired by heartbreaking conversations I’ve had at shows, hearing the pain of kids who have been abandoned by families and shunned by communities, simply because they don’t fit a traditional paradigm of sexuality.

I call these youths the ‘Visible Unseen’ because this is a phenomenon that is happening around us, but often goes overlooked. So this is an anthem for them, and a challenge for us, to recognize an often-isolated, needing group of young people in our society.”

You can see Silent Planet live with Stray From The Path, Kublai Khan and more on this North American tour:

11/02 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
11/03 Kansas City, MO – Davey’s Uptown
11/04 Dallas, TX – 2513 Deep Ellum
11/06 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
11/07 Houston, TX – Houston Underground
11/09 Orlando, FL – The Abbey
11/10 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
11/11 Nashville, TN – The End
11/13 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
11/14 Detroit, MI – The Shelter
11/15 Lakewood, OH – The Foundry
11/16 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
11/17 Ottawa, ON – 27 Club
11/18 Montreal, QC – L’Astral
11/19 Worcester, MA – Palladium
11/20 Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
11/21 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory

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Sabaton Premiere New Lyric Video For “The Lion From The North”

Following the news that their 2012 album Carolus Rex has reached quadruple platinum status in their home country of Sweden, SABATON are excited to reveal a new lyric video for the song ‘The Lion From The North’. Watch the video below:

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Sabaton Premiere New Lyric Video For “The Lion From The North”

Following the news that their 2012 album Carolus Rex has reached quadruple platinum status in their home country of Sweden, SABATON are excited to reveal a new lyric video for the song ‘The Lion From The North’. Watch the video below:

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Manowar Guitarist Karl Logan Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

Karl Logan, the fifty three year old guitar player for heavy metal legends Manowar, has been arrested in Charlotte, North Carolina and charged with six counts of third degree exploitation of a minor. His bail was set at $35,000 and has been posted. Currently, no further information has been revealed, though the arrest record can be seen at the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office web site by clicking here.

Logan joined Manowar in 1994, replacing David Shankle on guitar and made his recording debut with the band on the “Louder Than Hell” album, which also marked the return of drummer Scott Columbus. In 2016, Manowar announced that they would be retiring after a final world tour dubbed “The Final Battle,” which is currently scheduled to continue into next year.

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