Light The Torch (Ex-Killswitch Engage) Debut “Die Alone” & Detail New Album “Revival”

Light The Torch (f.k.a. Devil You Know – as reported legal issues with their past drummer forced the name change) debut their new single “Die Alone” below. The outfit will release their first new release, “Revival“, under their new moniker on March 30th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Light The Torch have also added drummer Mike Sciulara of Extinction A.D. to their ranks.

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Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons Posts New Track By Track Video Online

Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons, the group led by former Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell, has posted a second video online, in which they explain the songs behind their debut album, “The Age Of Absurdity,” track by track. You can check out both videos below.

“The Age Of Absurdity” will be released on January 26th through Nuclear Blast Records and is comprised of this tracklisting:

1. Ringleader
2. Freak Show
3. Skin And Bones
4. Gypsy Kiss
5. Welcome To Hell
6. Dark Days
7. Dropping The Needle
8. Step Into The Fire
9. Get On Your Knees
10. High Rule
11. Into The Dark
12. Silver Machine (Hawkwind cover featuring Dave Brock of Hawkwind)*
*First CD pressing only

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Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons Posts New Track By Track Video Online

Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons, the group led by former Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell, has posted a second video online, in which they explain the songs behind their debut album, “The Age Of Absurdity,” track by track. You can check out both videos below.

“The Age Of Absurdity” will be released on January 26th through Nuclear Blast Records and is comprised of this tracklisting:

1. Ringleader
2. Freak Show
3. Skin And Bones
4. Gypsy Kiss
5. Welcome To Hell
6. Dark Days
7. Dropping The Needle
8. Step Into The Fire
9. Get On Your Knees
10. High Rule
11. Into The Dark
12. Silver Machine (Hawkwind cover featuring Dave Brock of Hawkwind)*
*First CD pressing only

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Paradise Lost To Re-Release “Host” In March

British gothic metal pioneers Paradise Lost has announced that their 1999 album, “Host” will be remastered and re-released through Nuclear Blast Records on March 16th. The album will be available as digipack and in three different vinyl colours (black, clear and mint) for the first time ever.

Speaking about the album, vocalist Nick Holmes stated: “With the ‘Host’ album we wanted to take the ‘One Second’ concept further and make a very dark album with even more subtlety. It was a bold leap from all our previous albums, a leap too far some would say, but for me, the new remastered version really shows it’s still one of the bands strongest albums in terms of song writing, atmosphere and sheer misery.”

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Memoriam Reveals New Album Release Date, Artwork And Tracklisting

Old school death metallers, Memoriam, are set to unleash their second album, The Silent Vigil, on March 23rd through Nuclear Blast Records. Just one year after the release of debut album For The Fallen, the band returns with an authentic, raw flood of old school death metal destruction!

The album’s impressive artwork was created again by Dan Seagrave (Benediction, Dismember, Hypocrisy, Suffocation). Speaking about the album art, the band stated:

“Following the success of working with Dan Seagrave for our debut album For the Fallen, we decided that we had to get Dan involved for the next album cover. Initially we used Dan as we were all very impressed with the art that he has created for bands over the decades and Scott in particular wanted to have an album cover designed by Dan Seagrave, as part of the things he wanted to achieve with Memoriam. Dan really encapsulates the old school death metal feel to the album covers that he creates; they are full of detail and very atmospheric. We gave him a brief for the For the Fallen debut cover and he did a great job. We briefed Dan and asked him to create an image which followed on from the first album; the first album features a funeral procession, the coffin of the fallen leader paraded across an ethereal battle scarred landscape.

“The Silent Vigil represents the next phase of the journey where the coffin is lying in state with the followers standing in silence almost like terracotta soldiers. The cover has an overall solemn feel to it, with the ravaged landscape in the background and burnt out wrecks of military hardware in the foreground.

“The tree in the centre of the album cover is symbolic of life – that continues on. We are really pleased with what Dan Seagrave has created for us once again and we are proud to have his artwork on our album cover. We already have an idea for the next album cover and we hope that Dan will be able to do this for us too.”

The Silent Vigil – Tracklisting:

1. Soulless Parasite
2. Nothing Remains
3. From the Flames
4. The Silent Vigil
5. Bleed The Same
6. As Bridges Burn
7. The New Dark Ages
8. No Known Grave
9. Weaponised Fear

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Doro Announces New Album For Summer Release

German heavy metal legend Doro has announced that she will release a new studio album on August 3rd through Nuclear Blast Records. Speaking about the album, Doro Pesch stated:

“The writing process of the album is complete and we’re currently finalising the mixing. This new record is going to be a diverse album with many fast songs and countless metal anthems. To be honest, I believe that one of these songs could become the next ‘All We Are’! The first song that I wrote for the new album is a song dedicated to Lemmy. It’s called ‘Living Life To The Fullest’!”

More details, including the title, artwork and tracklisting will be revealed once they become available.

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Ministry Frontman Al Jourgensen Discusses Sexual Harassment

In the latest in a series of videos posted online by Nuclear Blast, Ministry frontman and founder Al Jourgensen has weighed in on the high profile claims of sexual harassment. Like former U.S. Senator Al Franken, Jourgensen admits he’s done things that he’s not proud of. “But you grow, you learn, you listen,” he says. Jourgensen has taken an objective look at some of his actions from the past that he didn’t consider sexist at the time, but, today’s raised awareness has given him a fresh perspective.

“Now it’s time for the men to buck up and start thinking,” he says. “We’ve slated our society to be exploitative and men have been rewarded by this system, but now, we’re starting to think.

“It’s not going to be an overnight thing, but at least start thinking. ‘Ok, I remember this party back, maybe 10 years ago where I did…yeah…I see that that was weird, I can see where I could have possibly weirded someone out…’ just that is a step forward. Just for a man to think ‘you know what? That was fucked up.’ That’s a step forward and that’s where we need to be and that’s what these discussions that are happening right now are doing…hopefully.”

“AmeriKKKant” tour dates:

March 22 House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
March 23 Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA
March 24 Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV
March 26 Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
March 28 Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR
March 29 Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC CANADA
March 31 Union Hall, Edmonton, AB CANADA
April 1 Palace Theatre, Calgary, AB CANADA
April 3 Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT
April 5 Boubon Theatre, Lincoln, NE
April 7 Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL
April 8 Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
April 10 Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH
April 11 20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI
April 12 Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
April 14 Opera House, Toronto, ON CANADA
April 15 MTelus, Montreal, QC CANADA
April 17 Royale, Boston, MA
April 18 Aura, Portland, ME
April 19 Paramount Theatre, Huntington, NY
April 21 Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
April 22 Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
April 23 Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD
April 25 Center Stage, Atlanta, GA
April 26 Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
April 28 Levitation Festival, Austin, TX

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Ministry Frontman Al Jourgensen Makes 2018 Predictions

Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen has been featured in a new video, wherein he makes predictions for the new year. For 2018, Jourgensen forecasts giant political upheaval and geopolitical stress which has been set up in 2017 by the “orange shitgibbon” himself. According to Jourgensen, 2016 and 2017 were similar to having a puss-filled boil or pimple on the country. “We have to get 2017 and 2016 off of us,” he states, “and 2018 is going to be the popping of the pimple. It’s going to be a rough year, but it’s going to be a necessary year for the progression of the human race.

“The majority should rule the democracy and right now, the majority does not rule.”

Also happening in 2018 will be Ministry’s new album, “AmeriKKKant,” the psychedelic, politically influenced album rooted in Jourgensen’s unadulterated anger for what’s happening in America today. (March 9, Nuclear Blast Records.)

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Ministry Frontman Al Jourgensen Makes 2018 Predictions

Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen has been featured in a new video, wherein he makes predictions for the new year. For 2018, Jourgensen forecasts giant political upheaval and geopolitical stress which has been set up in 2017 by the “orange shitgibbon” himself. According to Jourgensen, 2016 and 2017 were similar to having a puss-filled boil or pimple on the country. “We have to get 2017 and 2016 off of us,” he states, “and 2018 is going to be the popping of the pimple. It’s going to be a rough year, but it’s going to be a necessary year for the progression of the human race.

“The majority should rule the democracy and right now, the majority does not rule.”

Also happening in 2018 will be Ministry’s new album, “AmeriKKKant,” the psychedelic, politically influenced album rooted in Jourgensen’s unadulterated anger for what’s happening in America today. (March 9, Nuclear Blast Records.)

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Dimmu Borgir To Unleash New 7” “Interdimensional Summit” In February 2018

Dimmu Borgir have a new 7” EP scheduled for a February 23rd release date via Nuclear Blast Records. It will feature a new track titled “Interdimensional Summit” and will be backed by a live version of “Puritania” performed in Oslo, Norway. “Interdimensional Summit” is also expected to appear on the band’s new studio album, which will arrive in early 2018. That outing will be their first studio full-length release since 2010.

As reported earlier past month the 7” release isn’t the only vinyl in the works however, as the band have vinyl reissues of “For All Tid“, “Enthrone Darkness Triumphant” and “Death Cult Armageddon” planned for this Friday, December 22nd. Vinyl reissues of “Spiritual Black Dimensions“, “Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia” and “Stormblåst” will follow on February 23rd.

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