New Album “Pacifisticuffs” Announced By Diablo Swing Orchestra

Swedish avant-metal act Diablo Swing Orchestra has confirmed details of the upcoming new album titled “Pacifisticuffs.” The 13-track album will be released on December 8th via Candlelight/Spinefarm.

The eight-headed beast behind “Pacifisticuffs” is notoriously hard to pigeonhole; although comfortable nestled in the rock and metal worlds, they incorporate elements of jazz, prog and even classical music. With tongues firmly in cheek, they take a sideways look at the world we live in and sprinkle their musical output with a healthy dose of theatrical sparkle.

Since the release of the last album “Pandora’s Piñata” in 2012, lead vocalist Annlouice Lögdlund departed the band and has been replaced by Kristin Evegård. Evegård has wasted no time integrating into the band, and along with an all-round more democratic process, has added her lyrical and composition skills into the mix for “Pacifisticuffs.”

The core style and approach of the band remains recognizable, but the band has turned its sights outwards rather than inwards. Less introspective than previous releases, “Pacifisticuffs” offers an expression of life’s highs and lows and everything in between, all delivered with that recognizable Diablo Swing Orchestra touch of Technicolor.

The track list and cover art are as follows:

1. Knucklehugs (Arm Yourself With Love)
2. The Age of Vulture Culture
3. Superhero Jagganath
4.Vision of the Purblind
5. Lady Clandestine Chainbreaker
6. Jigsaw Hustle
7. Pulse of the Incipient
8. Ode to the Innocent
9. Interruption
10. Cul-De-Sac Semantics
11. Karma Bonfire
12. Climbing the Eyeball
13. Porch of Perception

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The Walking Dead Orchestra Premieres New Song & Video “Vengeful Flavors” From Upcoming New Album “Resurrect”

French death metal unit The Walking Dead Orchestra premieres a new song and ideo titled “Vengeful Flavors”, taken from the band’s upcoming new album “Resurrect”, which will be released by Unique Leader Records on October 13th. The clip was directed by Mehdi Khadouj.

Check out now “Vengeful Flavors” below.

“Resurrect” Track Listing:

1. Calvaire
2. Resurrect The Scourge
3. Through The Realm Of Chaos
4. Vengeful Flavors
5. Dogmes Anxiogenes
6. Area Of Desolation
7. Demoligarchie
8. Siamese Traitors
9. Apostate
10. Necrosphere
11. Spread The Chaos And Terror
12. Desecrate

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The WIZARDS OF WINTER Announce First Wave…

Fall/Winter 2017 Tour Dates + New Christmas Album Details The WIZARDS OF WINTER Live Experience is a Theatrical Holiday Rock Event for the Entire Family! Holiday rock opera ensemble the WIZARDS OF WINTER – featuring former members of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Rainbow and the bands of Alice Cooper and Ted Nugent – amazed audiences throughout the holiday seasons of 2015 and 2016 with their […]

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Fall/Winter 2017 Tour Dates + New Christmas Album Details The WIZARDS OF WINTER Live Experience is a Theatrical Holiday Rock Event for the Entire Family! Holiday rock opera ensemble the WIZARDS OF WINTER – featuring former members of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Rainbow and the bands of Alice Cooper and Ted Nugent – amazed audiences throughout the holiday seasons of 2015 and 2016 with their […]

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Giacomo Paradiso Named New Guitarist For Fallen Arise

Athens based symphonic metal act Fallen Arise has announced the band’s new guitarist, Giacomo Paradiso (Essential Genre Obsession)!

Stated the band: “We are so excited to present our new guitarist! Giacomo Paradiso from beautiful Siena, Italy. Belongs now to Fallen Arise family! Welcome to the band Giacomo!”

Fallen Arise was formed in 2009 and released the second full length album “Adeline” in October 2015 via Rock Of Angels Records (aka ROAR), which combined a theatrical atmosphere with a progressive approach and a heavy-metal-alike heaviness. The album takes us back in time of the Victorian era of the 19th century (1837-1901), presenting us the decay of the human body and mind through fiction. The album was realized in the collaboration with an ensemble of 40 renowned musicians from the National Opera, the Athens State Orchestra, the NERIT Orchestra and the Piraeus Concert Band.

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The Walking Dead Orchestra Releasing New Album “Resurrect”

French death metal legion The Walking Dead Orchestra will release second full-length album, “Resurrect,” on October 13th via Unique Leader Records. Issues the band of the self-produced offering:

“We conditioned ourselves to unleash our primal influences, it’s a back-to-the-roots process with old-school riffs tuned to the more modern sound. We are proud of this combination. Each song has its own identity. We recorded, mixed, and mastered the entire album by ourselves at our own studio, Spike Recording Studio, which allowed us to keep every step of the production process under control. This gave us the time and freedom to really develop our sound.

“This album imposes an ambiance with many twists and surprises and the songs structures are more mature. This is a new chapter for the band but also for the Architect, the main character of The Walking Dead Orchestra’s concept which takes place through a post-apocalyptic world. The artwork reflects The Walking Dead Orchestra’s universe and illustrates each situation our main character goes through.”

Pre-orders for “Resurrect” will be available in the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out “Dogmes Anxiogenes” below.

Resurrect by The Walking Dead Orchestra

1. Calvaire
2. Resurrect The Scourge
3. Through The Realm Of Chaos
4. Vengeful Flavors
5. Dogmes Anxiogenes
6. Area Of Desolation
7. Demoligarchie
8. Siamese Traitors
9. Apostate
10. Necrosphere
11. Spread The Chaos And Terror
12. Desecrate

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New Song “Sad State Of Affairs” Streaming From The Night Flight Orchestra

The Night Flight Orchestra, the 70’s style supergroup featuring Bjorn Strid (Soilwork), Sharlee D’Angelo (Arch Enemy) and Jonas Källsbäck (Mean Streak) among its ranks, is streaming the new song “Sad State of Affairs.” The song is taken from the upcoming new album “Amber Galactic,” which is set to drop May 19th via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Midnight Flyer
2. Star Of Rio
3. Gemini
4. Sad State Of Affairs
5. Jennie
6. Domino
7. Josephine
8. Space Whisperer
9. Something Mysterious
10. Saturn In Velvet

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Violent Magic Orchestra Announces Debut Album “Catastrophic Anonymous”

International project Violent Magic Orchestra – comprised of dark techno producer Paul Régimbeau (Mondkopf, Extreme Precautions, Autrenoir), Japanese experimental black metal collective Vampillia, and Pete Swanson (ex-Yellow Swans) – will release debut album “Catastrophic Anonymous” on December 2nd via Throatruiner Records.

Featuring vocal contributions from Attila Csihar (Sunn o))), Mayhem) and Chip King (The Body), the record was mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate, Atomsmasher) and illustrated by French artist Metastazis. Check out a music video for “Halved” below. The album’s full track listing is as follows:

01. The Beginning Of Fortune
02. Acts Of Charity
03. In Favor Of Cruelty
04. Divorcer
05. Halved
06. One Day Less
07. At The Bank
08. Brick Wall
09. Pursuit Of Dignity
10. Out Of Orbit

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Delain Posts “The Glory And The Scum” Lyric Video

Delain’s upcoming fifth studio album “Moonbathers” is coming via Napalm Records on August 26th, 2016.

Today a video for new track “The Glory And The Scum” comes online and can be seen below.

“Moonbathers,” mastered by Grammy award winning Ted Jensen, will satiate your hunger for the symphonic greatness, catchy hooks, and a solid dose of metal.

The album’s track listing is as follows:

1. Hands Of Gold (Featuring Alissa White-Gluz)
2. The Glory and the Scum
3. Suckerpunch
4. The Hurricane
5. Chrysalis – The Last Breath
6. Fire With Fire
7. Pendulum
8. Danse Macabre
9. Scandal
10. Turn the Lights Out
11. The Monarch

Bonus CD
12. Suckerpunch – Live In The Netherlands
13. Turn The Lights Out – Live In The Netherlands
14. The Glory And The Scum – Live In The Netherlands
15. Don’t Let Go – Live In The Netherlands
16. The Glory And The Scum – Orchestra
17. Hands Of Gold – Orchestra

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Pain Announces New Album “Coming Home”

Pain, the Swedish metal force led by multi-instrumentalist and producer Peter Tägtgren, is ready to unleash the follow-up to 2011’s “You Only Live Twice.”

After Peter’s Lindemann project with Rammstein vocalist Till Lindemann, he retreated and took time to write another industrial metal statement entitled “Coming Home.” The release of this record is scheduled for September 9th through Nuclear Blast with cover artwork created by Stefan Heilemann.

Mastermind Peter states: “I was brainstorming about the cover with Heile again… And we got the result that I really needed. I rented a spacesuit and spinned away thereafter… Musically, the album is a development of where Pain and Lindemann ended at – more experimental than what I’ve ever done before. Acoustic guitars and a helping hand again from Clemens of Carach Angren with the orchestra arrangements, and some guest vocals. And Sebastian Tägtgren did a great job on the drums…”

More details and a European tour in October / November are due to be announced soon.

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