Alpha Wolf Premiere New Song & Music Video “Sub-Zero”

lpha Wolf premiere a new single titled “Sub-Zero” from their impending new EP “Fault“. That outing will be released on April 19th via Greyscale Records/SharpTone Records.

Concerning “Fault“, Alpha Wolf guitarist Sabian Lynch comments:

“‘Fault‘ is our way of opening up, and doing our best to show that it’s okay to mess up, it’s okay to fail, it’s okay make mistakes, as long as we can find ways to grow from it. We always want to be honest with our songwriting and these songs showcase a realisation within ourselves, thus creating the best music we’ve ever been a part of.”

Alpha Wolf will be joining Emmure, Rise Of The Northstar and more on this European/UK tour next month:

04/05 Paris, FRA – Gibus (no Rise Of The Northstar)
04/06 Leeds, UK – Key Club
04/07 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
04/08 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
04/09 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
04/10 London, UK – O2 Islington Academy
04/11 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
04/12 Zurich, SWI – Impericon Festival (no Obey The Brave/Alpha Wolf)
04/13 Oberhausen, GER – Impericon Festival
04/14 Copenhagen, DEn – Richter Gladsaxe
04/16 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
04/17 Munchen, GER – Backstage
04/18 Prague, CZE – Futurum
04/19 Vienna, AUT – Impericon Festival (no Obey The Brave/Alpha Wolf)
04/20 Leipzig, GER – Impericon Festival (no Alpha Wolf)
04/21 Hannover, GER – Faust
04/23 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
04/24 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli
04/25 Stuttgart, GER – Wizemann
04/26 Meerhout, BEL – Groezerock (no Rise Of The Northstar/Fit For A King/Alpha Wolf)

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Cult Of Luna signs worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records

– March 20th, 2019 –

Announces European tour

Photo credit: Silvia Grav

Metal Blade Records is proud to welcome Cult Of Luna to its worldwide roster! For almost 20 years, Cult Of Luna have imposed themselves as one of the world’s leading post-metal lights. Constantly evolving, the band pushes the genre’s boundaries from album to album so as to explore the darkest and mistiest, as well as the driest and most abrupt, landscapes.

Cult Of Luna comments: “We’re thrilled to announce our collaboration with Metal Blade and the creation of our new home: Red Creek, that will handle Cult Of Luna‘s future productions. This is a dawn to an exciting journey to come.”

Cult Of Luna hasn’t debuted any new material under their sole name since Vertikal 1&2 (2013). In 2016, the Mariner album – which was made in collaboration with Julie Christmas (Battle Of Mice, Made Out Of Babies) – was released, and praised by both fans and critics. A DVD, entitled Years In A Day, followed in April 2017, which also saw much success.

Stay tuned for more news about Cult Of Luna‘s first album in several years – and their Metal Blade Records debut – coming soon!

Recognized for their apocalyptic live performances that unrestrainedly explore the audience’s imagination, transposing music-triggered sensations visually, Cult Of Luna will bring their stunning live show to fans across Europe later this year – appearing at both festivals this summer, as well as headlining a tour in Nov./Dec. with A.A Williams. See below for more details.


Cult Of Luna live
May 18 – Huskvarna Folkets Park – Sweden
June 1 – Fortarock – Netherlands
June 21 – Graspop Metal Meeting – Belgium
June 22 – Hellfest Open Air – France
June 28 – Tuska Festival – Finland
June 29 – Provinssi Festival – Finland
July – Resurrection Festival – Spain
August – Brutal Assault Festival – Czech Republic
Aug. 9 – Øya Festival – Norway
August – Rock Altitude – Switzerland
August – Arctangent Festival – UK

Cult Of Luna tour dates
w/ A.A Williams

Nov. 24 – Festsaal Kreuzberg – Berlin, Germany
Nov. 25 – Stollwerck – Cologne, Germany
Nov. 26-29 – TBA
Nov. 30 – Le Trianon – Paris, France
Dec. 1-3 – TBA
Dec. 4 – Kino Siska – Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dec. 5 – Technikum – Munich, Germany
Dec. 6 – Arena – Vienna, Austria
Dec. 7 – TBA

Cult Of Luna online:
https://www.instagram.com/cultofluna
https://www.facebook.com/cultoflunamusic
https://twitter.com/cultofluna_off

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Ketzer launches new single “The Wind Brings Them Horses”

– March 13th, 2019 –

Announces European tour!

On April 12th, German extreme metallers Ketzer will release their fourth full-length, Cloud Collider, via Metal Blade Records.

Looking on Ketzer‘s musical history, change is what has always defined their sound. From thrashing riffs to atmospheric blackened tunes, Ketzer is a band that has always aimed to defy genres. So what can we expect on Cloud Collider? Nothing more than a ride on a storm cloud, followed by a soft breeze in your face and, finally, a cleansing rainfall. Ketzer‘s fourth effort will surprise many as a shift into yet another direction, combining many of the band’s essential trademarks and carrying them one step further: Raging drum beats, harsh and powerfully thrashing riffs, as well as epic melodies that will haunt you long after the last tone has faded away. After years of intense work, Ketzer have created an album that can only be described as a milestone in their career and a clean break from all expectations: this album is a storm.

For three years now, Ketzer has been working on something new, and the result is something new indeed: somehow linking all trademarks essential to the sound of Ketzer, now and then, but taking it all one big step further. These new tunes might well be the strongest Ketzer songs to date. Recorded at Markus Stock’s infamous “Klangschmiede Studio E” as well as Laurent Teubls “Sculpt Sound Studios” in autumn 2018, the suitable visual expression for this new effort has been found by cover artist Adam Burke and illustrator Johannes Stahl.

Ketzer checked in with the following comment about Cloud Collider: “Lately, we have been possessed by storms. First there is a breeze, then the sky darkens: A sense of electric energy starts to fill the air. A sense of sheer power, building up, waiting to erupt. ‘Cloud Collider‘ will strike you like a force of nature. When recording an album after months of hard work, blood and sweat, it is always our greatest wish, accompanied by the most terrifying fears, that the recordings will be able to ‘catch’ the songs and their certain, special spark. When we hear the final result for the first time, we have to think: ‘THIS is how the next chapter must sound’. Only then, we can be satisfied. With all the more pride and joy we can now say about ‘Cloud Collider‘, that both is the case, and it is without a single doubt! THIS is how Ketzer has to sound in 2019! It is new and it is old and it is everything. It is fast and it is slow and we just can’t wait to bring these songs to the stage. This album is a piece of work that we feel embodies all aspects that stand and stood for the sound of Ketzer now and then. An album that manages to still go one step further to form something new!”

For a preview of Cloud Collider, the album’s new single, “The Wind Brings Them Horses”, can now be checked out here: youtu.be/AU3-Sg3YZ_8

Ketzer checked in with the following comment: “Prepare yourself for the second single of our new album ‘Cloud Collider‘! Winds may turn into Storms. And today ‘the wind brings them horses’!”

For another preview of the album, the first single, “No Stories Left” (featuring a special guest appearance by the legendary Proscriptor McGovern of Absu fame), can be heard at: metalblade.com/ketzer – where you can pre-order Cloud Collider in the following formats:


–ltd. digipak-CD
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–red-brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–black/white split colour vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–blue w/white / red /black splattered vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–amber marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

Cloud Collider track-listing:
1. The Machine
2. Keine Angst
3. Walls
4. Cloud Collider
5. Forever Death
6. The Wind Brings Them Horses
7. No Stories Left
8. This Knife Won’t Stay Clean Today
9. (The Taste of) Rust and Bone
10. Light Dies Last

Starting with the release show for Cloud Collider on April 12th in Oberhausen, Germany at the Helvete venue, Ketzer will be embarking on the “Black Bombs and Storm Clouds” European tour together with Danish act Slaegt. Here is a list of all upcoming shows announced for Ketzer:


Ketzer & Slægt – “Black Bombs and Storm Clouds” Tour 2019
Presented by Deaf Forever Magazine
12. April Oberhausen (Germany) – Helvete (Album release show!)
13. April Nottingham (UK) – Angel Microbrewery
14. April London (UK) – Nambucca
15. April Paris (France) – Le Klub
16. April Zottegem (Belgium) – Kaffe Marboel
17. April Olten (Switzerland) – Coq d´Or
18. April Wörgl (Austria) – Komma
19. April Milan (Italy) – Blue Rose Saloon
20. April Parma (Italy) – Zu Club
22. April Budapest (Hungary) – Dürer Kert w/ Midnight
23. April Vienna (Austria) – Viper Room
24. April Nürnberg (Germany) – Z-Bau
25. April Kassel (Germany) – Goldgrube
26. April Hamburg (Germany) – Bambi Galore w/ Ultha & Vanum
27. April Berlin (Germany) – Zukunft am Ostkreuz

Ketzer live 2019:
22. June Büßfeld (Germany) – MISE Open Air
19. October Paderborn (Germany) – Metal Inferno Festival

Ketzer line-up:
Gerrit aka I. Destroyer – vocals
Marius aka Executor – guitars
Chris aka Sinner – guitars
David aka Necroculto – bass
Søren aka Desecratør – drums

Ketzer Discography:
Satan’s Boundaries Unchained (2009)
Endzeit Metropolis (2012)
Starless (2016)
Cloud Collider (2019)

Ketzer online:
http://www.ketzer-official.de
https://www.facebook.com/ketzergermany

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Cult Leader European Tour With Coilguns & God Mother Announced

Cult Leader have expanded their summer European/UK tour schedule and now have the below venues booked:

w/ Coilguns:

06/11 Berlin, GER – Cassiopeia
06/12 Leipzig, GER – Naumanns
06/13 TBA – TBA
06/14 Strasbourg, FRA – Molodoi
06/15 Fribourg, SWI – Nouveau Monde
06/16 Luzern, SWI – Sedel
06/17 Saarbrucken, GER – Kleiner Klub
06/18 Bruxelles, BEL – Botanique
06/19 Rouen, FRA – Bifrost
06/20 Paris, FRA – Gibus
06/21 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest

w/ Birds In Row:

06/22 Lille, FRA – Aeronef
06/23 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat (feat. Coilguns)
06/24 London, UK – Underworld (feat. Coilguns)
06/25 Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds
06/26 Glasgow, UK – Audio
06/27 Leeds, UK – Temple Of Boom
06/28 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
06/29 Bournemouth, UK – The Anvil
06/30 Bristol, UK – The Fleece

w/ Coilguns:

07/01 Antwerp, BEL – Kavka
07/02 Nijmegen, NET – Mereleyn
07/03 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang
07/04 Roskilde, DEN – Roskilde Fest (no Coilguns)

w/ God Mother

07/05 Goteborg, SWE – Sticky Fingers
07/06 Oslo, NOR – Vaterland
07/07 TBA – TBA

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Betraying The Martyrs Premiere New Music Video & Song “Eternal Machine”

Betraying The Martyrs are back with their first new single in over two years with the below streaming premiere of “Eternal Machine“. That song precedes the release of an upcoming new record via Sumerian Records.

Speaking of this track, the band commented:

“Darker, heavier, with more precision than ever before, we are back with ‘Eternal Machine‘ – our first offering from our upcoming 4th LP and first piece of music in 2 years since the release of ‘The Resilient‘. We are gearing up to bring the destruction on our upcoming North American tour with The Browning and are about to fly to our first ever Asian tour.”

Dates for their aforementioned tour with The Browning can be found below:

03/15 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
03/16 Denver, CO – Moe’s
03/17 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
03/18 Spokane, WA – The Pin
03/19 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
03/20 Portland, OR – Paris Theatre
03/21 Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk
03/22 Fresno, CA – Full Circle Brewery
03/23 San Diego, CA – SOMA
03/24 Hollywood, CA – The Whisky a Go Go
03/26 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
03/27 El Paso,TX – Rockhouse Bar
03/28 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
03/29 Dallas, TX – 2513 Deep Ellum
03/30 Houston, TX – The Secret Group
03/31 New Orleans, LA – Southport Music Hall
04/02 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
04/03 Margate, FL – O’Malley’s
04/04 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
04/05 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Purgatory)
04/06 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
04/07 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
04/09 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
04/10 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
04/11 Manchester, NH – Bungalow
04/12 Erie, PA – Basement Transmission
04/13 Kent, OH – The Outpost
04/14 Joliet, IL – The Forge

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Ministry Announces European Tour Dates; Dying Fetus To Support On Select Dates

Industrial metal legends Ministry will continue to support their critically acclaimed album “AmeriKKKant” and have announced an extensive tour which includes four UK dates, and a stretch throughout mainland Europe.

Catch the band’s politically-charged live set on one of the below dates:

MINISTRY – EU/UK Summer 2019
16.06. AT Nickelsdorf – Novarock
17.06. DE Lindau – Club Vaudeville
18.06. FR Strasbourg – Laiterie
20.06. FR Clisson – Hellfest / Knotfest
22.06. BE Dessel – Graspop
23.06. NL Nijmegen – Doornroosje
25.06. NO Oslo – Vulkan Arena
26.06. DK Aarhus – Voxhall
27.06. DE Hannover – Pavillon
30.06. DE Berlin – Huxleys
02.07. UK Bristol – SWX
03.07. UK Glasgow – SWG3
04.07. UK Birmingham – O2 Institute
06.07. UK London – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
07.07. FR Paris – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
09.07. DE Bochum @ Matrix
10.07. CZ Prague – Roxy
11.07. HU Budapest – A38
12.07. RO Timisoara – Rock la Mures
13.07. SK Kosice – Collosseum Club
15.07. LVA Riga – Melna Piektdiena w/ Dying Fetus
16.07. ES Tallinn – Rock Cafe w/ Dying Fetus
17.07. FI Tampere – Pakkahuone w/ Dying Fetus
19.07. SE Gävle – Gefle Metal Festival

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Tribulation Debut “Nightbound” Live Video – To Tour Europe w/ Gaahl’s Wyrd, UADA & Idle Hands

Tribulation debut a live video for their song “Nightbound” which was captured by Dirk Behlau during a show in Oberhausen, Germany.

The group’s current touring plans include the below tour with Gaahl’s Wyrd, UADA and Idle Hands:

02/21 Hamburg, GER – Kronensaal
02/22 Essen, GER – Turock
02/23 Ieper, BEL – Concertzaal JOC Ieper
02/24 Utrecht, NET – Helling
02/25 London, UK – O2 Islington Academy
02/26 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
02/28 Munich, GER – Backstage
03/01 Winterthur, SWI – Gaswerk
03/02 Vienna, AUT – Viper Room
03/03 Prague, CZE – Nova Chmelnice
03/05 Poznan, POL – U Bazyla
03/06 Warschau, POL – Proxima
03/07 Berlin, GER – BiNuu
03/08 Dresden, GER – Reithalle
03/09 Weinheim, GER – Cafe Central
03/10 Leeuwarden, NET – Neushoorn

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Shining Announces European Tour Dates With Srd

Swedish black metal veterans Shining are heading out for their first European tour in three years in honor of their 10th album “X – Varg Utan Flock!”

To make things even more intriguing, Shining are preparing a longer set than usual and promise an event full of uncompromising darkness and perversion. Join them in a celebration of the downfall of man! A list of all confirmed dates can be found below.

SHINING European tour
+ Srd
15 May Helvete, Oberhausen (DE)
16 May Le Flow, Paris (FR)
17 May Le Ferrailleur, Nantes (FR)
20 May Connexion Live, Toulouse (FR)
21 May Caracol, Madrid (ES)
22 May Boveda, Barcelona (ES)
23 May Jas Rod, Marseille (FR)
24 May Pika Future Club, Verona (IT)
25 May Alchemica Music Club, Bologna (IT)
26 May Backstage, Munich (DE)
28 May Viper Room, Vienna (AT)
29 May Blue Hell, Budapest (HU)
30 May Zet Pe Te Club, Krakow (PL)
31 May U Bazyla, Poznan (PL)
1 June Hellraiser Club, Leipzig (DE)
2 June Club From Hell, Erfurt (DE)
4 June MS Connexion Comples, Mannheim (DE)
5 June Hotel Cecil, Copenhagen (DK)
6 June Kronensaal, Hamburg (DE)
7 June Vera, Groninghen (NL)
8 June Helling, Utrecht (NL)

Shining festivals
27 April Stockholm Slaughter 2019, Stockholm (SE)
11 May Incineration Fest 2019, London (UK)
9 June Thronefest 2019, Kuurne (BE)

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Aztec Metal Band Cemican Signs To M-Theory Audio; Plans New Album For Spring

The Mexican-based Aztec metal group Cemican – whose unique music incorporates elements of the legends, mysticism and ideologies of ancient Mexican culture – has signed with M-Theory Audio, who plans to release the group’s new album in the late spring/early summer.

Cemican – who combine the modern instrumentation of a metal band with traditional pre-Hispanic instruments – experienced a breakout year in 2018. In addition to their new single/video “Guerreros de Cemican” receiving regular airplay on SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal, the six-piece group was invited to perform at the Paris edition of the Download Festival and Germany’s Wacken Open Air, as well as Force Fest – described by Revolver as “Mexico’s premier open-air festival” – in their native country.

The band plans to build on their momentum on 2019, when they will return to Europe in both the winter – when they’ll perform at France’s Cernunnos Pagan Fest and Germany’s Wacken Winter Nights – as well as the summer, when they will make their debut at the French festival Hellfest.

“I was first exposed to the sound of Cemican upon hearing ‘Guerreros de Cemican’ played on Liquid Metal. Finding out more about this exciting new band I saw the captivating promo video and that they were performing on some big shows,” explains M-Theory label head Marco Barbieri. “I was impressed and wanted to buy their record only to find that they were still unsigned and looking for a home. I immediately had to get in touch and share my enthusiasm and belief in the group and their musical and visual concept and here I’m proud to announce the forthcoming album and help further develop the band and spread their appeal.”

“Life is the center of every culture, the mysticism and ancient sounds gathered in the path of the death, warrior blood and glory of an empire,” states Xaman Ek. “The rituals of the Aztecs lead by the war drums thru the red path…TODOS SOMOS GUERREROS.” (We Are All Warriors)

Formed in 2008, Cemican has independently released two albums to date – 2009’s Ometiliztli and 2012’s Ticateh Ipan Miquixtlahuac. More information on the group’s new record – which will include “Guerreros de Cemican” in addition to other new tracks recorded in late 2018 – will be revealed in the coming weeks.

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Deadland Ritual Announces First Show In The United States

Deadland Ritual, featuring bassist Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), vocalist Franky Perez (Apocalyptica, Scars On Broadway), drummer Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver) and guitarist Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), will make their US debut on May 28th at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA. Tickets can be purchased from the Troubadour itself or TicketFly.

The band also announced a string of European shows, including festivals, which are as follows:

Deadland Ritual recently announced the following string of European dates in June.

June 4 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Amager Bio
June 5 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
June 6 – Sölvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
June 10 – Berlin, Germany – Kesselhaus
June 11 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
June 14-16 – Donnington, UK – Download Festival
June 17 – Tilburg, Netherlands – 013
June 18 – Paris, France – Trianon
June 19 – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7
June 21-22 – Vitoria, Spain – Azkena Festival
June 21-23 – Clisson, France – Hellfest Festival

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