Polish Black Metal warship Blaze Of Perdition signs to Metal Blade Records!

– February 12th, 2019 –

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Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the signing of Blaze Of Perdition, one of the leading forces of the unstoppable polish Black Metal scene.

Blaze Of Perdition comments: “We are thrilled and honored to become part of the label with such an undeniable input into the history of metal music. We’re hoping for a long and fruitful cooperation, which will begin with our fifth full-length album that’s already shaping up and will bear the name ‘The Harrowing of Hearts‘.”

Blaze Of Perdition was founded in 2007 by guitarist XCIII and started its activity by releasing a split CD, In the Void and Serpent, the Spirit is One, with the Russian band Pseudogod. The band’s line-up changed numerous times over the years, however XCIII and Sonneillon remained the source of all musical and conceptual content. November 2nd, 2013 turned out to be fatal as the band’s bassist died in a car crash on tour, and the vocalist Sonneillon became unable to participate in live activities due to his serious injuries; however, he remained important in the band’s creative process and responsible for the studio vocal recordings, lyrics, graphic design as well as contact with the media.

Blaze Of Perdition recorded four full-length albums and is currently working on the fifth one, planned for release in 2019/2020.

Discography:
In the Void and Serpent, the Spirit is One (2009) – Split with Pseudogod (Ru), Putrid Prophet Productions
Towards The Blaze Of Perdition (2010) – Full-length, Putrid Prophet Productions
The Burning Will Of Expansion (2010) – 7″ EP, Pagan Records
The Hierophant (2011) – Full-length, Pagan Records
Necrosophist (2013) – 7″ EP, Pagan Records
Accession Of Fire (2013) – Split with Erebus Enthroned (Aus), Pagan Records
418 – ATh IAV (2013) – Split with Devathorn (Gr), Third Eye Temple
Near Death Revelations (2015) – Full-length, Agonia Records
Conscious Darkness (2017) – Full-length, Agonia Records

Blaze Of Perdition studio line-up:
S. – vocals
XCIII – guitars
M.R. – guitars
DQ – drums

Blaze Of Perdition live line-up:
Wyrd – bass/vocals
XCIII – guitars/backing vocals
M.R. – guitars
DQ – drums

Blaze Of Perdition online:
https://www.facebook.com/blazeofperdition
http://blazeofperdition.bandcamp.com
http://soundcloud.com/blazeofperdition

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Ozzy Osbourne Postpones Entire European Tour With Judas Priest On Doctor’s Orders

Following the announcement yesterday that heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne had postponed shows in Dublin, Manchester, Newcastle and Nottingham after coming down with a case of the flu, the singer has delayed his entire European run on doctor’s orders. After seeing his physician again, Osbourne has been diagnosed with a severe upper-respiratory infection which the doctor feels could develop into pneumonia given the physicality of the live performances and an extensive travel schedule throughout Europe in harsh winter conditions.

Statement from Ozzy:
“I’m completely devastated for having to postpone the European leg of my tour. It just seems that since October everything I touch has turned to shit.

“First the staph infection in my thumb and now coming down with the flu and bronchitis. I want to apologize to all of my fans who have been so loyal over the years, my band, my crew and to Judas Priest for letting you all down. However, I promise the tour with Judas Priest will be completed. It’s being rescheduled right now to start in September. Again, I apologize to everyone. God Bless. Love you all, Ozzy.”

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Code Orange Premiere ‘My World’ 20-Minute Documentary

Code Orange premiere a new documentary entitled ‘My World‘ below. The 20-minute effort goes behind the scenes and was captured and edited by the group themselves.

Says vocalist/drummer Jami Morgan of it:

“We just wanted to make something that kind of showed a little bit of a different side to us, but in our mind still rolled with the vision that we’re trying to create through our records. There’s a lot of loose band documentaries with a lot of footage that we all really liked watching, like Type O‘s After Dark or I have Nine Inch Nails‘ Closure, there’s a Pantera one, a great Manson one, a great KMFDM one … there’s just been a lot of cool ones over the years.

So we thought, actually about two years ago at this point, “Let’s just start shooting and see what we can do.” Shade is the one who kind of put the whole thing together and added all the visual elements to it, which I think make it really interesting.

So we just wanted to do something to shine light on a different side of what we do, because we haven’t really done anything that was, quote-unquote, “behind the scenes” with recording or us talking — we’re never done anything like that. It’s a little taste of what we thought would be cool for people who like us, or people who don’t!”

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Vixen Vocalist Janet Gardner Leaves The Band

Vixen vocalist Janet Gardner has announced that she has decided to step down from the band, ending her fifth stint with the group. In a post on Facebook, the singer stated:

“After much soul searching and many sleepless nights, I have decided that it’s time for me to step aside and let Roxy (Petrucci, drummer) and Share (Ross, bassist) pursue their vision for the future of Vixen. Vixen will always have a very special place in my heart and I am incredibly grateful to have been a part of it. I would like to thank everyone for the amazing support over the years, and as Roxy and Share continue to keep the heart and soul of Vixen alive and well and I continue on my path, your continued support to all would be greatly appreciated. Love, Janet.”

Gardner joined Vixen in the eighties and appeared with the band in the movies “Hardbodies” and “The Decline Of Western Civilization II: The Metal Years,” as well as releasing three studio albums with the group, as well as the recent live album, “Live Fire” last year.

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Kill The Lights (Ex-Bullet For My Valentine) Premiere Debut Single “The Faceless”

Kill The Lights – the new band featuring former Bullet For My Valentine drummer Michael “Moose” Thomas, Throw The Fight frontman James Clark, Still Remains guitarist Jordan Whelan, Threat Signal guitarist Travis Montgomery and Glamour Of The Kill bassist Davey Richmond – premiere their debut single in the form of the below music video called “The Faceless“.

Recording sessions for the song were helmed by Colin Richardson (Machine Head, Slipknot).

Comments drummer Michael “Moose” Thomas of his return to the scene:

“I’m super grateful and excited to be back. I can’t wait for everyone to hear this. When I parted company with the old band, musically I was just sitting around doing fuck all and realized I had worked too hard and come too far to turn around. I thought I’d get in touch with Jordan and sent him a text asking, ‘Got any riffs or what?!’ Before I knew it, he had sent me 30 or 40 songs. I was like, ‘Erm, okay!’ I couldn’t believe it.”

Adds Clark:

“We all want to do something fresh, and for me it was about exploring some of the throwback metal more like Maiden or Priest that I felt had gotten lost over the years, but in a new way. ‘The Faceless‘ is a song for those that have spent their lives in the shadows, never felt good enough, or just struggled to fit in or feel a part of something. The song is a message to the broken… it’s time to be seen, it’s time to be heard. From darkness to light we are all the same – we are the faceless.”

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The Charm The Fury Announces Decision To Split Up

Dutch metal band The Charm The Fury have announced that the band will cease to exist for the time being.

The band states: “Unfortunately, we have collectively decided that, for the time being, The Charm The Fury has come to an end. Sadly, the band could not be sustained in its current line-up for multiple, complicated reasons. With the departure of our old guitarists Mathijs Parent and Rolf Perdok, many things changed. Also, the financial strain that the band was placing on some of us was becoming too hard to bear. Suffice to say, the current situation could not be maintained and a decision eventually had to be made.”

Over the years the band became well-known in their genre and played on every major festival in 2017, including Download UK, Graspop, Pinkpop and various support slots including Korn, Papa Roach and Marilyn Manson.

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Avenged Sevenfold Premiere New Music Video “Mad Hatter”

Avenged Sevenfold‘s latest single “Mad Hatter” soundtracks the below recently released clip for the zombies mode featured in the forthcoming ‘Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4‘ video game. The group wrote the track for the forthcoming game and will be compiling their various songs for the video game series over the years for a new EP entitled “Black Reign“, due out today, September 21st.

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Avenged Sevenfold Premiere New Song “Mad Hatter” – To Release New “Black Reign” EP This Friday

Avenged Sevenfold premiere their new track “Mad Hatter“, which they wrote for the forthcoming ‘Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4‘ video game that is due out on October 12th. The track will also be featured on their upcoming new EP , “Black Reign“, which will compile the various songs (“Jade Helm“, etc.) Avenged Sevenfold have contributed to the aforementioned video game series over the years. That EP will arrive in stores this Friday, September 21st.

“Black Reign” EP will feature the below songs:

“Mad Hatter”
“Not Ready To Die”
“Carry On”
“Jade Helm”

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Sarcófago To Re-release “The Worst” On Vinyl And Cassette

Greyhaze Records has announced the August 24th reissue of Sarcófago’s The Worst on vinyl and cassette formats. The reintroduction of this classic album for the first time on vinyl and tape, complementing the already-existing CD version, comes with massive audio and visual improvements. The album’s audio went through a high-quality remastering process, including audio sourced from original master tapes. The Worst’s reissue also comes with an expanded visual package including previously unavailable photos from the album’s photo session.

Originally released in 1996, Sarcófago’s The Worst was to be the band’s last full-length album. Despite criticism on its use of a drum machine, the album serves as a manifest of metal’s elemental counter-culture stance. It was a spit in the face of the then emergent rise of canned, subpar versions of heavy music such as grunge and nu metal.

Sarcófago’s The Worst is so much more than the cheap criticism it has received over the years. It is one of the most cherished offerings by the band and a clear symbol that despite attacks on its very essence, true Metal cannot be tamed or boxed into a palatable package. True metal should be wild, non-conforming, bizarre satanic noise.

Tracklisting:

1. The End (Intro)
2. The Worst
3. Army Of The Damned (The Prozac’s Generation)
4. God Bless The Whores
5. Plunged In Blood
6. Satanic Lust
7. The Necrophiliac
8. Shave Your Heads
9. Purification Process

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Judas Priest Guitarist Glenn Tipton Diagnosed With Parkinson’s Disease – Takes A Break From Touring

10 years ago, Judas Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton was diagnosed with the access of the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. Nevertheless the 70-year-old heavy metal veteran has lived his life as the great live guitarist he has always been known for.

At present, Tipton is able to perform some of the less challenging Judas Priest tracks, but due to the nature of Parkinson’s progression, he wants to let the fans know that he won’t be touring with the band for the time being. Glenn Tipton has requested Judas Priest producer and Hell guitarist Andy Sneap to step in for him.

Says Glenn: “I want everyone to know that it’s vital that the Judas Priest tour go ahead and that I am not leaving the band – it’s simply that my role has changed. I don’t rule out the chance to go on stage as and when I feel able to blast out some Priest! So at some point in the not-too-distant future, I’m really looking forward to seeing all of our wonderful metal maniacs once again.”

States the band:

“We have been privileged to witness Glenn’s determination and steadfast commitment over the years, showing his passion and self belief through the writing, recording and performing sessions with Priest. He is a true metal hero! We are not surprised by Glenn’s insistence that we complete the ‘Firepower’ tour and thank Andy for joining us to make Glenn’s wishes become real. As Glenn has said, we also can’t wait to have him with us at any time any place on the road. We love you, Glenn!”

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