Sepultura And Death Angel To Tour Australia And New Zealand

Brazilian metal legends Sepultura has announced a string of headline shows in New Zealand and Australia, where they will be joined by special guests, Death Angel. Sepultura are currently promoting their fourteenth studio album, “Machine Messiah” which was released in January of this year through Nuclear Blast Records. Death Angel’s last album, “The Evil Divide” was released last year and the band are reportedly working on new material.

The tour dates are as follows:

May 11 – Auckland – The Studio
May 12 – Wellington – San Fran
May 13 – Christchurch – The Foundry
May 15 – Melbourne – 170 Russell
May 16 – Adelaide – The Gov
May 18 – Brisbane – Eatons Hill Hotel
May 19 – Sydney – Metro Theatre
May 20 – Perth – Capitol

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Corrosion Of Conformity Reveals New Album “No Cross No Crown” Details, Posts New Song “Cast The First Stone”

American heavy metal veterans Corrosion Of Conformity has announced that they will be releasing a new studio album, “No Cross No Crown” on January 12th next year through Nuclear Blast Records. This will mark their first album with frontman Pepper Keenan since the 2005 release, “In the Arms of God” and will contain no less than fifteen tracks, the first of which, “Cast The First Stone” can be heard below and will be available as a free download when the album is pre-ordered.

The tracklisting for “No Cross No Crown” is as follows:

1. Novus Deus
2. The Luddite
3. Cast The First Stone
4. No Cross
5. Wolf Named Crow
6. Little Man
7. Matre’s Diem
8. Forgive Me
9. Nothing Left To Say
10. Sacred Isolation
11. Old Disaster
12. E.L.M.
13. No Cross No Crown
14. A Quest To Believe (A Call To The Void)
15. Son And Daughter

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Overkill Announces Australian 2018 Tour

American thrash metal legends Overkill has announced a string of headline shows in Australia, which will kick off at the end of February in Adelaide. You can see the tour dates below. Overkill are currently promoting their eighteenth studio album, “The Grinding Wheel,” which was released earlier this year through Nuclear Blast Records.

The tour dates are as follows:

February 28 – Adelaide – Fowlers Live
March 1 – Brisbane – The Zoo
March 2 – Melbourne – 170 Live
March 3 – Sydney – The Factory Theatre
March 4 – Perth – Rosemount Hotel

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My Dying Bride Vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe Denies Breakup Rumours, Band Working On New Album

My Dying Bride vocalist Aaron Stainthorpe has addressed recent rumours that the band is breaking up after the band were forced to cancel upcoming live shows and some cryptic statuses were posted on their Facebook page. He has issued a statement on the group’s official page which reads as follows:

“I would like to quash some recent rumours regarding the demise of My Dying Bride in the light of our previous statements. We most certainly are NOT splitting up and in fact are vigorously composing the next album right now. The reason we have had to cancel a run of shows is due to a severe and fearful illness that has struck a member of my immediate family for which I have now dedicated all my time until signs of improvement. The other five members of the band however are working hard to produce the next opus which will be our debut for new label partners Nuclear Blast and will be released in 2018. I will do my part when the time comes and I can assure fans that it is going to be suitably epic.

“Apologies to all who were looking forward to seeing us perform live but rest assured, we will be back!

“Cheers
“Aaron Stainthorpe”

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Second Trailer For “Thrash Anthems II” Posted By Destruction

German thrash legends Destruction released a second trailer clip for the upcoming release “Thrash Anthems II,” which drops on November 10th via Nuclear Blast Records.

The album features 10 fully re-recorded versions of past classics taken from the first seven albums and picked by the fans, along with the oft-covered Dead Kennedy’s tune “Holiday in Cambodia.”

The second trailer clip focuses on guitar and bass recordings and guest appearances for the release, which include Arch Enemy’s Michael Amott, Poltergeist’s V.O. Pulver and ex-Evile guitarist Ol Drake. The track list for “Thrash Anthems II” is:

1. Confused Mind
2. Black Mass
3. Frontbeast
4. Dissatisfied Existence
5. United by Hatred
6. The Ritual
7. Black Death
8. The Antichrist
9. Confound Games
10. Ripping You Off Blind
11. Satan’s Vengeance
12. Holiday in Cambodia (Dead Kennedys cover)

Check it out the clip here:

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New Fan Video “Heavy Fire” Posted By Black Star Riders

Black Star Riders issued a fan video clip for the song “Heavy Fire.” The song is the title track to the band’s latest album out now via Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out the clip here:

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Lyric Video For New Song “Beast In Black” Issued By Beast In Black

Finland’s Beast In Black, the band led by former Battle Beast guitarist Anton Kabanen, issued a lyric video for the opening track of the debut album “Berserker.” Check out “Beast In Black” in the player below. “Berserker” is due out in November 3rd via Nuclear Blast Records.

“Berserker” was produced by Anton Kabanen and recorded primarily at his home studio – Sound Quest Studio. The band features Wardrum vocalist Yannis Papadopoulos and ex-U.D.O. guitarist Kasperi Heikkinen among its ranks.

The track listing for “Berserker” here:

1. Beast in Black
2. Blind and Frozen (see video clip here
3. Blood of a Lion
4. Born Again
5. Zodd the Immortal
6. The Fifth Angel
7. Crazy, Mad, Insane
8. Hell for All Eternity
9. Eternal Fire
10. Go to Hell
11. End of the World
12. Ghost in the Rain

Check out “Beast In Black” here:

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Apostasy Records Signs Night In Gales

Apostasy Records announced that the label has signed German melodic death metal act Night In Gales. Fans of the early material can expect a proper rejuvenation of the band.

Night In Gales looks back at turbulent times: The first sign of life, 1995’s EP “Sylphlike,” was already one of the most successful metal-demos of all time. Therefore, label-powerhouse Nuclear Blast came into the picture, with whom the quintet signed a deal for a couple of albums. They also toured alongside In Flames, Hypocrisy, Children Of Bodom, Death, Dismember and many others and they played numerous festivals like Rockharz, the Wacken Open Air or the Summer Breeze. After some calmer years, the band returned with 2011’s brilliant album “Five Scars.” Only one year later, long term vocalist Bjoern Gooßes left the band to concentrate completely on his band The Very End.

Last year, the band announced the addition of original vocalist Christian Mueller who also sang on their initial EP “Sylphlike.” He finalized the new album, which marks a distinct step back to the band’s roots. Thus, the songs offer furious melodic twin guitar riffing, driven by technical death metal drumming, topped by a manic frustrated voice that sounds like someone is crucified upside down.

The band comments: “We are happy to confirm that Night In Gales has inked a new worldwide record deal with Germany’s finest in melodic death metal: Apostasy Records! It feels good to be back and we are 100% sure to have the full support of Tomasz and his Team, as these guys are true underground-proofed death metal maniacs, who run the label with the necessary passion and idealism. We are proud to be a part of the Apostasy roster among brothers in crime like Ablaze My Sorrow, This Ending, Nailed To Obscurity, Burial Vault, Fragments Of Unbecoming, Damnation Defaced, Sign Of Cain, a.m.o. The new album is ready to release and there will be some exiting news containing more details like album track list, cover artwork, editions a.s.o. really soon, so stay tuned for this! Cheers, NIG anno 2017”

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Apostasy Records Signs Night In Gales

Apostasy Records announced that the label has signed German melodic death metal act Night In Gales. Fans of the early material can expect a proper rejuvenation of the band.

Night In Gales looks back at turbulent times: The first sign of life, 1995’s EP “Sylphlike,” was already one of the most successful metal-demos of all time. Therefore, label-powerhouse Nuclear Blast came into the picture, with whom the quintet signed a deal for a couple of albums. They also toured alongside In Flames, Hypocrisy, Children Of Bodom, Death, Dismember and many others and they played numerous festivals like Rockharz, the Wacken Open Air or the Summer Breeze. After some calmer years, the band returned with 2011’s brilliant album “Five Scars.” Only one year later, long term vocalist Bjoern Gooßes left the band to concentrate completely on his band The Very End.

Last year, the band announced the addition of original vocalist Christian Mueller who also sang on their initial EP “Sylphlike.” He finalized the new album, which marks a distinct step back to the band’s roots. Thus, the songs offer furious melodic twin guitar riffing, driven by technical death metal drumming, topped by a manic frustrated voice that sounds like someone is crucified upside down.

The band comments: “We are happy to confirm that Night In Gales has inked a new worldwide record deal with Germany’s finest in melodic death metal: Apostasy Records! It feels good to be back and we are 100% sure to have the full support of Tomasz and his Team, as these guys are true underground-proofed death metal maniacs, who run the label with the necessary passion and idealism. We are proud to be a part of the Apostasy roster among brothers in crime like Ablaze My Sorrow, This Ending, Nailed To Obscurity, Burial Vault, Fragments Of Unbecoming, Damnation Defaced, Sign Of Cain, a.m.o. The new album is ready to release and there will be some exiting news containing more details like album track list, cover artwork, editions a.s.o. really soon, so stay tuned for this! Cheers, NIG anno 2017”

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Trailer For “Thrash Anthems II” Issued By Destruction

10 years removed from recreating the past on “Thrash Anthems,” German thrash legends Destruction is at it again with the impending release of “Thrash Anthems II” on November 10th via Nuclear Blast Records.

The album features 10 fully re-recorded versions of past classics taken from the first seven albums and picked by the fans, along with the oft-covered Dead Kennedy’s tune “Holiday in Cambodia.”

Today, the band released the first trailer clip leading up to the release, which features the drum recording sessions. Check it out in the player below.

The track list for “Thrash Anthems II” is:

1. Confused Mind
2. Black Mass
3. Frontbeast
4. Dissatisfied Existence
5. United by Hatred
6. The Ritual
7. Black Death
8. The Antichrist
9. Confound Games
10. Ripping You Off Blind
11. Satan’s Vengeance
12. Holiday in Cambodia (Dead Kennedys cover)

Check out the clip here:

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