MaYaN Posts New Video, “Dhyana” Online

MaYaN have released a video for the title track of their upcoming Dhyana album, out on September 21st via Nuclear Blast. Watch the clip below, and pre-order the album here.

Dhyana: the moment when the individual mind is absorbed by the heart and melts with the universal mind.

Through his musical contributions in Epica, After Forever and MaYaN, Mark Jansen has introduced another piece of knowledge, spirituality and mystery into the Dutch metal scene. For the third time since their inception in 2010, the now 10-piece symphonic death metal band has joined forces for a new album, and their latest opus Dhyana is set to lift them to an entirely new level.

Mastermind Mark Jansen states: “We have worked with all our energy, efforts and passion to create a remarkable album. “Dhyana” (which means the moment when the mind gets absorbed by the heart) makes us all very proud and we can’t wait for it to be released. With the support of our loyal fans worldwide we were able to record the album with the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Because of this and also producer Joost van den Broek’s know-how and enormous motivational drive we were able to meet the high standards of the best productions of today. It’s needless to say that we are extremely excited!!!”

The concept of this third full-length release reflects on conceptual themes such as being self-aware of our thoughts and relinquishing our egos and self-conceited tendencies to finding out who we truly are.

Tracklisting:

1. The Rhythm Of Freedom
2. Tornado Of Thoughts – I Don’t Think Therefore I Am
3. Saints Don’t Die
4. Dhyana
5. Rebirth From Despair
6. The Power Process
7. The Illusory Self
8. Satori
9. Maya – The Veil Of Delusion
10. The Flaming Rage Of God
11. Set Me Free

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Skálmold To Release New Album, “Sorgir,” This Fall

Icelandic Viking metal band SKÁLMÖLD will release their fifth full length album this fall, entitled “Sorgir.” The album title (which translates to “sorrows”) is appropriate for this concept album that is divided in two parts: The first four songs tell four short stories about tragedies and death. It is called Sagnir (tales). The second chapter called Svipir (ghosts) thickens the plot by telling the same four stories from a different perspective.

The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Ljósið
2. Sverðið
3. Brúnin
4. Barnið
5. Skotta
6. Gangári
7. Móri
8. Mara

“Sorgir” is available in the following formats:

1 CD Digipak + Bonus Track
2 LP Gatefold in different colors

You can pre-order the album here.

From August 22nd til August 25th SKÁLMÖLD will play four special shows together with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra in their hometown of Reykjavik. Three shows are already completely sold out.

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Florida death metallers Monstrosity reveal details for first studio album in 11 years

– June 27th, 2018 –

Launch new single, “Cosmic Pandemia”

On September 7th, Metal Blade Records will release The Passage Of Existence, the new studio album by Florida death metal legends Monstrosity! For a preview of The Passage Of Existence, head over to: metalblade.com/monstrosity, where you can stream the first single “Cosmic Pandemia”, plus pre-order the album in the following formats:


–ltd. Digipak-CD w/2 bonus tracks
–180g black vinyl
–orange/red marbled vinyl (limited to 500 copies – EU exclusive)
–transp. grey-brown marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–dusk blue-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–terracotta-marbled vinyl (limited to 120 copies – ebay exclusive)
–deep violet blue-marbled vinyl (limited to 500 copies – US exclusive)

Monstrosity‘s Lee Harrison (drums) comments: “First off, I present to you the master piece of masterpieces in the Monstrosity universe. This album requires a certain justice though and I ask you, as the listener, to properly step up to the task. Don’t play this recording on a cheap portable radio or your tiny ear buds. This album was built to be played loud on a killer system. Do yourself that favor, at least for the first few times you play it. I know it’s so horribly cliché to say ‘Play it Loud’, but I can honestly say this album is made for that. Listen to it multiple times, too. These songs are going to ‘pop’ live, too. Can’t wait to bring these songs to the stage. I’m curious to see the opinions. The response by the fans to the teaser clip we posted was super positive, so I’ll be so glad when the single is released and the years of hard work finally come to fruition. Hope to see you guys on the road soon and blast it!”

Lee Harrison recorded his drum tracks at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with veteran metal producer Jason Suecof. A week was spent creating rock solid drum tracks. Guitar and bass tracks were handled at Ascension Sound in Tampa with the vocal tracks being recorded at Obituary‘s “Redneck Studios” in Gibsonton, Florida. The mix was handled by producer Mark Lewis (Megadeth, etc), and the resulting 2018 album, The Passage Of Existence, was born. 12 tracks of masterfully crafted death metal for the modern era from the standard bearers of extreme art. Monstrosity still stand taller than ever, still delivering their brand of state of the art sonic devastation!

The Passage Of Existence track-listing
1. Cosmic Pandemia
2. Kingdom Of Fire
3. Radiated
4. Solar Vacuum
5. The Proselygeist
6. Maelstrom
7. Eyes Upon The Abyss
8. Dark Matter Invocation (ltd. Digi-CD bonus)
9. The Hive
10. Eternal Void (ltd. Digi-CD bonus)
11. Century
12. Slaves To The Evermore

Monstrosity line-up:
Mike Hrubovcak – vocals
Lee Harrison – drums
Mike Poggione – bass
Mark English – guitars
Matt Barnes – guitars

Monstrosity discography:
Imperial Doom (1992)
Millennium (1996)
In Dark Purity (1999)
Enslaving The Masses (2001)
Rise To Power (2003)
Spiritual Apocalypse (2007)
Live Apocalypse DVD (2013)
The Passage Of Existence (2018)

Monstrosity online:
https://www.facebook.com/MonstrosityOfficial
http://www.monstrosity.us/

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Kissin’ Dynamite launches new track, “You’re Not Alone”

– June 15th, 2018 –

Kissin’ Dynamite will release their new studio album, Ecstasy, on July 6th. It is the follow-up to Generation Goodbye (2016), which reached #14 in the official German album charts.

Produced by Kissin’ Dynamite singer Hannes Braun, Ecstasy harks back to the quintet’s unpolished, energy-laden early days, while at the same time marking a turning point in their eleven-year history. In autumn, the group will embark on their first concert tour as special guest since changing labels; from October 26th on, Kissin’ Dynamite will accompany Powerwolf, who are currently breaking all success records, for 16 joint gigs throughout Europe.

Check the new single, “You’re Not Alone”, now at: soundcloud.com

To pre-order the album, please visit: metalblade.com/kissindynamite

Ecstasy track-listing:
1. I’ve Got The Fire
2. You’re Not Alone
3. Somebody’s Gotta Do It
4. Ecstasy
5. Still Around
6. Superhuman
7. Placebo
8. Breaking The Silence
9. Waging War
10. One More Time
11. Heart Of Stone
12. Wild Wind
13. No Time To Wonder

Kissin’ Dynamite lineup:
Hannes Braun – vocals
Ande Braun – guitars
Jim Muller – guitars
Steffen Haile – bass
Andi Schnitzer – drums

Kissin’ Dynamite tour dates
w/ Powerwolf

Oct. 26 – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof – Germany
Oct. 27 – Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle – Germany
Oct. 29 – Hamburg, Große Freiheit 36 – Germany
Oct. 31 – Berlin, Huxleys – Germany
Nov. 1 – Warschau, Progresja – Poland
Nov. 2 – Leipzig, Haus Auensee – Germany
Nov. 6 – Wien, Arena – Austria
Nov. 7 – Milan, Live Club – Italy
Nov. 9 – Munchen, Tonhalle – Germany
Nov. 10 – Ludwigsburg, MHP Arena – Germany
Nov. 11 – Eindhoven, Effenaar – Netherlands
Nov. 12 – London, Koko – UK
Nov. 14 – Lausanne, Les Docks – Switzerland
Nov. 15 – Zurich, Komplex 457 – Switzerland
Nov. 16 – Geiselwind, Music Hall – Germany
Nov. 17 – Saarbrucken, Saarlandhalle – Germany

Kissin’ Dynamite online:
https://www.kissin-dynamite.de
https://www.facebook.com/Kissindynamiterocks/
https://www.instagram.com/kissin_dynamite/
https://twitter.com/kissindynamites
https://www.youtube.com/user/kissindynamiterocks

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Kissin’ Dynamite launches “Ecstasy” lyric video

– May 25th, 2018 –

Kissin’ Dynamite will release their new studio album, Ecstasy, on July 6th. It is the follow-up to Generation Goodbye (2016), which reached #14 in the official German album charts.

Produced by Kissin’ Dynamite singer Hannes Braun, Ecstasy harks back to the quintet’s unpolished, energy-laden early days, while at the same time marking a turning point in their eleven-year history. In autumn, the group will embark on their first concert tour as special guest since changing labels; from October 26th on, Kissin’ Dynamite will accompany Powerwolf, who are currently breaking all success records, for 16 joint gigs throughout Europe.

Check the new single, “Ecstasy”, now at metalblade.com/kissindynamite – where you can also pre-order the album.

Ecstasy track-listing:
1. I’ve Got The Fire
2. You’re Not Alone
3. Somebody’s Gotta Do It
4. Ecstasy
5. Still Around
6. Superhuman
7. Placebo
8. Breaking The Silence
9. Waging War
10. One More Time
11. Heart Of Stone
12. Wild Wind
13. No Time To Wonder

Kissin’ Dynamite lineup:
Hannes Braun – vocals
Ande Braun – guitars
Jim Muller – guitars
Steffen Haile – bass
Andi Schnitzer – drums

Kissin’ Dynamite tour dates
w/ Powerwolf
Oct. 26 – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof – Germany
Oct. 27 – Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle – Germany
Oct. 29 – Hamburg, Große Freiheit 36 – Germany
Oct. 31 – Berlin, Huxleys – Germany
Nov. 1 – Warschau, Progresja – Poland
Nov. 2 – Leipzig, Haus Auensee – Germany
Nov. 6 – Wien, Arena – Austria
Nov. 7 – Milan, Live Club – Italy
Nov. 9 – Munchen, Tonhalle – Germany
Nov. 10 – Ludwigsburg, MHP Arena – Germany
Nov. 11 – Eindhoven, Effenaar – Netherlands
Nov. 12 – London, Koko – UK
Nov. 14 – Lausanne, Les Docks – Switzerland
Nov. 15 – Zurich, Komplex 457 – Switzerland
Nov. 16 – Geiselwind, Music Hall – Germany
Nov. 17 – Saarbrucken, Saarlandhalle – Germany

Kissin’ Dynamite online:
https://www.kissin-dynamite.de
https://www.facebook.com/Kissindynamiterocks
https://www.instagram.com/kissin_dynamite
https://twitter.com/kissindynamites
https://www.youtube.com/user/kissindynamiterocks

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Kissin’ Dynamite signs to Metal Blade Records

– May 4th, 2018 –

New album ‘Ecstasy’ out July 6th; first single and video “I’ve Got The Fire” out now

Bring back stadium rock! Today, Metal Blade Records are happy to announce the signing of Kissin’ Dynamite, one of Germany’s most promising rock bands. Sony Music label Columbia will handle affairs and releases of the group in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

First on the agenda is the release of Ecstasy, Kissin’ Dynamite‘s new studio album, on July 6th. It is the follow-up to Generation Goodbye (2016), which reached #14 in the official German album charts.

Produced by Kissin’ Dynamite singer Hannes Braun, Ecstasy harks back to the quintet’s unpolished, energy-laden early days, while at the same time marking a turning point in their eleven-year history. In autumn, the group will embark on their first concert tour as special guest since changing labels; from October 26th on, Kissin’ Dynamite will accompany Powerwolf, who are currently breaking all success records, for 16 joint gigs throughout Europe.

Check the first single, “I’ve Got The Fire”, now at metalblade.com/kissindynamite – where you can also pre-order the album.

Ecstasy track-listing:
1. I’ve Got The Fire
2. You’re Not Alone
3. Somebody’s Gotta Do It
4. Ecstasy
5. Still Around
6. Superhuman
7. Placebo
8. Breaking The Silence
9. Waging War
10. One More Time
11. Heart Of Stone
12. Wild Wind
13. No Time To Wonder

Kissin’ Dynamite lineup:
Hannes Braun – vocals
Ande Braun – guitars
Jim Muller – guitars
Steffen Haile – bass
Andi Schnitzer – drums

Kissin’ Dynamite tour dates
w/ Powerwolf

Oct. 26 – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof – Germany
Oct. 27 – Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle – Germany
Oct. 29 – Hamburg, Große Freiheit 36 – Germany
Oct. 31 – Berlin, Huxleys – Germany
Nov. 1 – Warschau, Progresja – Poland
Nov. 2 – Leipzig, Haus Auensee – Germany
Nov. 6 – Wien, Arena – Austria
Nov. 7 – Milan, Live Club – Italy
Nov. 9 – Munchen, Tonhalle – Germany
Nov. 10 – Ludwigsburg, MHP Arena – Germany
Nov. 11 – Eindhoven, Effenaar – Netherlands
Nov. 12 – London, Koko – UK
Nov. 14 – Lausanne, Les Docks – Switzerland
Nov. 15 – Zurich, Komplex 457 – Switzerland
Nov. 16 – Geiselwind, Music Hall – Germany
Nov. 17 – Saarbrucken, Saarlandhalle – Germany

Kissin’ Dynamite online:
https://www.kissin-dynamite.de
https://www.facebook.com/Kissindynamiterocks
https://www.instagram.com/kissin_dynamite
https://twitter.com/kissindynamites
https://www.youtube.com/user/kissindynamiterocks

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Video Clip For New Song “Crude Shrines” Posted By Spook The Horses

New Zealand’s Spook The Horses premiered a video clip for the new song “Crude Shrines” over at Decibel’s website at this location. You also check it out in the player just to the bottom of this article.

The song appears on the band’s new release “People Used To Live Here,” which is set to drop on November 10th via Pelagic Records. Pre-order the album over at this location.

The track listing for “People Used To Live Here” is:

1. Lurch (see video here)
2. Crude Shrines
3. Blessed Veins
4. Made Shapeless
5. Near Then, Far Now
6. Herald
7. We All Know Your Name
8. Following Trails

Check out “Crude Shrines” here:

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New Song “Soul Taker” Streaming From High Reeper

Delaware stoner act High Reeper has teamed up with Indy Metal Vault to stream the new song “Soul Taker,” which appears on the band’s upcoming self-titled album. Check out the song at this location, or just in the player down below.

“High Reeper” will be released on November 3rd. Pre-order the album over here.

Formed in 2016, High Reeper is made up of Zach Thomas, Napz Mosley, Andrew Price, Pat Daly and Shane Trimble. Originally started as just a studio band, it rapidly became apparent that these songs were meant to be heard live and loud. The band made their debut in the Philly/DE stoner rock scene in early 2017 with success which was followed up by the recording of the self-titled debut in May. With a sound deeply rooted in modern stoner rock while still giving a nod to the earliest Sabbath records, High Reeper’s first offering is driven by pounding rhythms, thick guitars and the soaring, screeching vocals.

Check out “Soul Taker” here:

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Date For Debut Album “Make Them Bleed” Pushed Back By Terror Universal

Masked horror metal act Terror Universal – featuring current and former members of Ill Nino, Soulfly, Upon A Burning Body and Machine Head – recently announced the band’s signing with Minus Head Records, as well as the completion of the debut full-length album “Make Them Bleed.” Originally announced as an October 13, 2017 release, the album has been pushed back to January 19, 2018.

In addition, Terror Universal is thrilled to feature the talents of guest bassists John Moyer (Disturbed, Art of Anarchy, ex-Adrenaline Mob) and Tony Campos (Fear Factory, Ministry, Soulfly, Static-X) on “Make Them Bleed.” Campos appears on the track “Dead On Arrival,” and Moyer appears on “Spines”.

John Moyer says, “My thanks to Terror Universal for allowing me to play bass on their stellar song ‘Spines.’ Great song from a great band!”

Tony Campos adds, “Had a blast playing on the track ‘Dead On Arrival.’ Really cool tune. Heavy, grooving riffs. Great hook. Looking forward to what else Terror Universal does.”

Massacre of Terror Universal adds, “I am beyond f-cking excited to be releasing our debut full length ‘Make Them Bleed’ to all you sick f-cks! This album is full of metal crushing grooves!”

Terror is coming your way! More album details are set to be announced soon, but you can pre-order the album right now via Bandcamp, or via the band’s brand new PledgeMusic campaign. PledgeMusic pre-order incentives include digital download cards, signed CDs, limited edition posters, t-shirts, stickers, limited edition blood-splatter vinyl, signed gear (including a guitar, drumhead and drum sticks), one-on-one music lessons, and more!

The updated “Make Them Bleed” track listing is:

1. Passage Of Pain
2. Welcome To Hell
3. Spines (feat. John Moyer)
4. Make Them Bleed
5. Through The Mirrors
6. Dig You A Hole
7. Dead On Arrival (feat. Tony Campos)
8. Into Darkness
9. Your Time Has Come
10. Piece By Piece

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New Video Clip “Blister” Posted By Rig Time!, Band Announces Live Dates

Wisconsin bruisers Rig Time! has released the official video for the new song “Blister,” a track from forthcoming sophomore album “War.” Video credit goes to Jymi Calkins of Circadian media. Get some in the player below.

“War” is coming October 20 via Innerstrength Records. Pre-order the album at this location. The track listing is:

1. War
2. Garbage
3. Succumb
4. Three Fools
5. Deserve
6. Restricted
7. Blister
8. Discomposure
9. Cleanse
10. Vengeance

Check out “Blister” here:

Rig Time! will embark on a short U.S. tour with The Othello Syndrome next week. Confirmed dates are as follows:

Oct 9 – Cedar Rapids, IA at The Hive
Oct 10 – Fayetteville, AR at Backspace
Oct 11 – Joplin, MO at Cesspool Castle
Oct 12 – Wichita, KS at The Donut Whole
Oct 13 – Raytown, MO at Bubba Spins Flop House
Oct 14 – Muscatine, IA – River City Throwdown at Pearl City Station

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