Nightmarer (The Ocean, Ex-War From A Harlots Mouth) Premiere “Death/Swansong”

Nightmarer (The Ocean, ex-War From A Harlots Mouth, etc.) debut “Death/Swansong” from their new effort, “Cacophony Of Terror“, which will be out on March 23rd via Season Of Mist.

Says guitarist Simon Hawemann of the track:

“Our track ‘Death‘ marks the inevitable end of ‘Cacophony of Terror‘ – it is the final stage of a battle that was never meant to be won. My inspiration for this song was all too real: I had to witness a person close to me decease over the course of several days. The riffs and sounds in ‘Death‘ reflect the heavy breathing, the tortured moans, and the spasms of a dying human being – sights and sounds that are burned into my memory forever.

This experience served as a morbidly twisted foundation to give death itself an appropriate soundtrack. Once it’s all over, ‘Death‘ seamlessly makes the transitions into ‘Swansong‘, which offers nothing else than just the relief of not having to fight any longer. One could not exist without the other, so we’re premiering both tracks merged into one today.

We are thrilled to have joined forces with Alan Dubin (KHANATE/GNAW), who lent his terrifying voice to ‘Death‘. His piercing screams serve as the perfect personification of the demon that lurks in the plagued mind of the album’s protagonist. Without further ado, embrace death!”

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Nightmarer (Ex-War From A Harlots Mouth, Etc.) Debut New Track “Fetisch”

Nightmarer (The Ocean, ex-War From A Harlots Mouth, etc.) debut a new song titled “Fetisch“ below. Season Of Mist have the Nightmarer’s new effort “Cacophony Of Terror” slated for a March 23rd release date.

States the band:

“With ‘Fetisch‘, we delve deeper into a haunted and bewildered mind that is begging for relief. The song’s protagonist is trying to escape the nightmare that is consuming him, but all attempts are futile. ‘Fetisch’ is the realization that there is no way out.”

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Legend Of The Seagullmen (Tool/Mastodon, Etc.) Premiere “The Fogger”

Legend Of The Seagullmen, featuring Tool‘s Danny Carey and Mastodon‘s Brent Hinds among their members, debut a new song entitled “The Fogger“. It’s from their self-titled new album that is out February 09th on Dine Alone. Explains the band’s Jimmy Hayward, the song is about the character Carey adopts for the band (see the below image,) ‘The Fogger‘:

“‘The Fogger‘ is a mystical aquatic tale about The Seagullmen‘s very own drummer, Danny Carey. He stalks the ocean in search of users, abusers and polluters and deals lethal justice with his third eye while ripping the faces from skulls, just like he does during the punishing and beautifully complex drum solo in the middle of the song. The solo explodes into a furious conclusion, leaving no doubt about the karmic justice and pure ferocious power of ‘The Fogger’!”

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Nightwish Reveals Compilation, “Decades” Tracklisting

Tuomas Holopainen’s 3-track demo earned him his first record deal with his freshly founded band Nightwish back in 1996. 20 years later, with over 2,000 shows played and more than 8 million records sold – Nightwish are the biggest European symphonic metal band. Reason enough for Nuclear Blast to celebrate this huge anniversary by releasing a 2CD compilation titled Decades, on March 9th, 2018.

Decades will be available as:
2CD-DIGI
3LP BOX (different colours)
2CD-Earbook

The trasklisting reads as follows:

CD1
1. The Greatest Show On Earth
2. Élan
3. My Walden
4. Storytime
5. I Want My Tears Back
6. Amaranth
7. The Poet And The Pendulum
8. Nemo
9. Wish I Had An Angel

CD2
1. Ghost Love Score
2. Slaying The Dreamer
3. End Of All Hope
4. 10th Man Down
5. The Kinslayer
6. Dead Boy’s Poem
7. Gethsemane
8. Devil & The Deep Dark Ocean
9. Sacrament Of Wilderness
10. Sleeping Sun
11. Elvenpath
12. The Carpenter
13. Nightwish (demo)

3LP BOX (33 RPM)
Side A
1. The Greatest Show On Earth

Side B
1. Élan
2. My Walden
3. Storytime
4. I Want My Tears Back
5. Amaranth

Side C
1. The Poet And The Pendulum
2. Nemo
3. Wish I Had An Angel

Side D
1. Ghost Love Score
2. Slaying The Dreamer
3. End Of All Hope
4. 10th Man Down

Side E
1. The Kinslayer
2. Dead Boy’s Poem
3. Gethsemane
4. Devil & The Deep Dark Ocean

Side F
1. Sacrament Of Wilderness
2. Sleeping Sun
3. Elvenpath
4. The Carpenter
5. Nightwish (demo)

This release will be accompanied by a 9 month tour across the globe. After kicking off with 34 concerts in North America in March/April, the journey will continue with dozens of European festival and headline shows, including their highly anticipated UK show – a headline appearance at Bloodstock Festival on 12th August. Across this tour, Nightwish will also be presenting a special set list featuring rare material from the early years of their career. That’s why these evenings will not only be special events for fans, but also for the band themselves. Be prepared to hear a lot of old school material!

The tour dates are as follows:

March 9 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernable
March 10 – Charlotte, NC – The Filmore
March 12 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
March 13 – Baltimore, MD – Lyric Theater
March 14 – New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
March 16 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
March 17 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
March 18 – Albany, NY – The Egg
March 20 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
March 21 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
March 23 – Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre
March 24 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
March 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
March 26 -Covington, KY – Madison Theater
March 28 – Kalamazoo, MI – State Theatre
March 29 – St. Louis, MO – Touhill Performing Arts Center
March 30 – Minneapolis, MN – The Myth
March 31 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
April 2 – Omaha, NB – Sokol Auditorium
April 3 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
April 5 – Edmonton, AB – Northern Alberta Jubilee Aud
April 6 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
April 7 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Threater
April 8 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
April 10 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
April 12 – Ventura, CA – The Majestic Ventura Theatre
April 13 – San Jose, CA – City National Civic
April 14 – Anaheim, CA – City National Grove
April 15 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
April 17 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
April 18 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
April 19 – Mobile, AL – Saenger Theater
April 21 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing
April 22 – Miami, FL – Olympia Theater
May 5 – Tallinn – Saku Suurhall
June 1 – Pilsen – Metalfest Open Air
June 2 – Nijmegen – FortaRock
June 21 – Copenhagen – Copenhell
June 24 – Clisson – Hellfest
July 6 – Kvinesdal – Norway Rock Festival
July 13 – Joensuu – Ilosaarirock
July 21 -Lahti – Mukkulan Tapahtumapuisto
August 3 – Wacken – Wacken Open Air
August 7 – Schaffhausen – Stars in Town
August 9 – Villena – Leyendas del Rock
August 12 – Derby – Bloodstock Open Air
November 2 – Gothenburg – Partille Arena
November 5 – Berlin – Max-Schmeling-Halle
November 6 – Hamburg – Barclaycard Arena
November 7 – Antwerp – Lotto Arena
November 9 – Oberhausen – König-Pilsener-Arena
November 10 – Paris – AccorHotels Arena
November 11 – Geneva – Arena
November 13 – Bratislava – Incheba Expo Arena
November 14 – Munich – Olympiahalle
November 16 – Leipzig – Arena
November 17 – Krakow – Tauron Arena
November 20 – Budapest – Arena
November 22 – Zurich – Hallenstadion
November 23 – Nuremberg – Arena
November 24 – Stuttgart – Schleyer-Halle
November 27 – Saarbrücken – Saarlandhalle
December 4 – Milan – Medionalum Forum
December 5 – Frankfurt – Festhalle

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Nightmarer (Ex-Gigan/War From A Harlots Mouth) Premiere New Song “Skinner”

Nightmarer, featuring ex-Gigan vocalist John Collett and former War From A Harlots Mouth guitarist Simon Hawemann and drummer Paul Seidel (The Ocean) will release their debut album “Cacophony Of Terror” on March 23rd via Season Of Mist. A new track from it titled “Skinner” is streaming below.

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Castaway & Insvrgence Announce Co-Headlining North American Tour

Come January, two of the best up-and-coming hardcore acts in the scene will be embarking on an epic, month-long co-headlining tour across North America. Castaway are currently promoting their new EP, Duality of Love (released earlier this year), while Insvrgence premiered a new track entitled “Third World America” back in October.

The tour kicks off in Pomona, CA on January 2nd and concludes on January 26th in San Angelo, TX.

You can view all tour dates below, with annotations noting which of the select dates will be only one band.

January 2: Pomona, CA – House Show*
January 3: Flagstaff, AZ – The Hive*
January 4: Albuquerque, NM – House Show*
January 5: Ft. Worth, TX – Tomcats West
January 6: Little Rock, AR – Vino’s
January 7: Memphis, TN – Hitone
January 9: Ocean Springs, MS – Zeppelins
January 10: Columbus, GA – The Estate
January 11: Spartanburg, SC – Groundzero
January 12: Fort Pierce, FL – Graffaccino
January 13: Chattanooga, TN – Ziggys
January 14: Edwardsville, IL – House Show
January 15: St. Louis, MO – Fubar
January 16: Wichita, KS – The Donut Hole
January 17: Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
January 19: Salt Lake City, UT – The Underground
January 20: Reno, NV – Sheas Tavern
January 21: Cupertino, CA – XBar^
January 23: Tempe, AZ – 51 West^
January 26: San Angelo, TX – Yayas^

* = Castaway only
^ = Insvrgence only

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Rumahoy Release First Track & Official Music Video

Rumahoy unveiled the first details of their upcoming album “The Triumph Of Piracy”. Captain Yarrface and his crew state: “Ahoy! I am Captain Yarrface, welcome to the sea, and welcome to the first single from the new Rumahoy album, titled ‘AHOY!’. It is an epic anthem of heritage and Yarr, so raise up your rum and drink your ale while signing along in the ocean!”

You can watch the video premiere of “AHOY” below:

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Entombed A.D., Stick To Your Guns And More Added To With Full Force 2018

The organiser’s of Germany’s With Full Force festival has announced a further ten bands for next year’s edition of the event. This includes Swedish veterans Entombed A.D., as well as Stick To Your Guns, Asking Alexandria, Thy Art Is Murder, Megaherz, Knocked Loose, Being As An Ocean, The Hirsch Effekt, Ze Gran Theft and Stray From The Path. The festival will take place from June 14 – 16 in Gräfenhainichen, Germany.

The current lineup now reads as follows:

8 Kids
Abbath
Asking Alexandria
Being As An Ocean
Booze & Glory
Bullet For My Valentine
Caliban
Dagoba
Dritte Wahl
Employed To Serve
Entombed A.D.
For I Am King
God Dethroned
Kataklysm
Kanzler & Sohne
Knocked Loose
Lionheart
Madball
Manos
Marduk
Megaherz
Oceans Ate Alaska
Perkele
Psychostick
Pro-Pain
Stray From The Path
Stick To Your Guns
The Hirsh Effekt
Toxpack
Thy Art Is Murder
Unleashed
Ze Gran Theft

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New Music Video “Gestalt – Eve” Issued By No Limited Spiral

Japanese melodic death metal act No Limited Spiral released a new music video for the song “Gestalt – Eve.” The song appears on the band’s latest release “Into the Marinesnow,” which was digitally released at the end of July via Wormholedeath/Aural Music Group. The physical CD will be released on September 22nd. ‘

The track list for the album is:

1. In Reminiscence
2. Nyx
3. The Witch of Dusk
4. Gestalt – Eve
5. Kalra the Everlasting Red
6. Daffodil
7. The Rusted Dream and My Sweet Nightmare
8. Dissolved in the Color of Ocean
9. Cherished, Frozen and Faded
10. Clockwork Serenade

Check out “Gestalt – Eve” here:

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Being As An Ocean Debuts New Song “Thorns” From Forthcoming New Album “Waiting For Morning To Come”

Being As An Ocean debuts a new song titled “Thorns”, taken from the outfit’s forthcoming new album “Waiting For Morning To Come”. The band recently parted ways with its label Equal Vision and is planning an independent release of its new album later this year.

Check out now “Thorns” below.

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