Fallen Arise To Play Hammerfest 2018

Athens based symphonic metal band Fallen Arise has been confirmed for the 10th anniversary edition of Hammerfest U.K.

Stated the band: “We are proud to announce our participation at Hammerfest in Pwllheli, Wales, U.K. next March 17th, 2018! We will share the stage with Sepultura, Hellyeah, Blaze Bayley and other great bands!”

Taking place in March of 2018, you can get more information on Hammerfest by heading over to the festival’s official website here.

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Lizzies Announces New Tour Dates With Night Viper

Spanish heavy metal & rock n roll hopefuls Lizzies, who recently took Europe by storm with the release of their debut album “Good Luck,” are proud to announce their participation in the Melt Your Face tour together with Dead Lord and Night Viper. Dates are as follows:

30.09.2016 Venlo (The Netherlands) – Grenswerk
01.10.2016 Tilburg (The Netherlands) – Extase *Only Night Viper * Lizzies
02.10.2016 Antwerpen (Belgium) – Kavka
03.10.2016 Liege (Belgium) – La Zone
04.10.2016 Paris (France) – TBA
05.10.2016 Essen (Germany) – Turock
06.10.2016 Nürnberg (Germany) – Der Cult
07.10.2016 München (Germany) – Backstage
08.10.2016 Aarau (Switzerland) – Kiff
09.10.2016 Salzburg (Austria) – Rockhouse Bar
10.10.2016 Wien (Austria) – Viper Room
11.10.2016 Budapest (Hungary) – Dürer Kert
12.10.2016 Wroclaw (Poland) – Firlej
13.10.2016 Berlin (Germany) – Urban Spree
14.10.2016 Köln (Germany) – Underground
15.10.2016 Hamburg (Germany) – Bambi Galore

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Cadaveria And Necrodeath Reveal “Mondoscuro” Cover

The cover artwork has today been revealed for “Mondoscuro,” the announced EP co-starring Cadaveria and Necrodeath, both as distinct bands and as authors of new songs that are composed and played together.

The EP will contain six tracks: two brand new and co-written songs, two covers (one of The Beatles and one of Type O Negative) and two unusual “exchange of roles” that will see Cadaveria reinterpreting a classic by Necrodeath and Necrodeath performing a Cadaveria hit.

Among other surprises of “Mondoscuro” is the participation of Lindsay Schoolcraft from Cradle Of FIlth as special guest on vocals. The release of “Mondoscuro” through the Black Tears of Death label is expected later this summer.

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Devin Townsend Project Announces New Album “Transcendence”

Devin Townsend Project today announces the release of new studio album “Transcendence” for September 2nd, 2016 worldwide.

Devin comments: “’Transcendence,’ like every record I’ve done prior, is an extension of what’s been going on in my world, represented in a new batch of songs. I’m 44 years old now, and this is where I have been over the past two years since Z2.”

The follow-up to 2014’s “Z2” double-album (half of which was made up of the DTP full-length “Sky Blue”), sees the award-winning Townsend collaborating with the entire DTP band during the writing stages of the record.

“The result of this process is a record that I truly think the intention of is special,” he says of the album. “I ‘found’ gas to put into the tank and am glad I did. I think the intention, the theme, and the participation of everyone involved allows this album to act like a fulcrum between the past few years and what I intend to do next with the symphony. I am very proud of it and everyone involved.”

The artwork was once again created by Anthony Clarkson, who Devin has been working with for several years now. Townsend comments of the cover: “He presented me the main image of the girl as a painted version, and I was intrigued and asked him to redo it with a girl he knew with photos. I liked the idea that it seemed like a mash up of religious and spiritual imagery, in a sense, representing the idea (to me) that these types of connections to the infinite are often more like identities we can cling to rather than what lies behind. In a sense, the character on the front almost seems like the ideologies she’s representing are more ‘brand names’ than anything else.”

Devin Townsend Project has also announced a USA & Canada tour to coincide with the album’s release, which will see the group co-headline with progressive metallers Between The Buried & Me with main support offered on all dates by Fallujah.

2nd Sep – Level Night Club, Kelowna, BC*
3rd Sep – SAIT, Calgary, AB*
4th Sep – Starlite Room, Edmonton, AB*
6th Sep – Pyramid Cabaret, Winnipeg, MB*
7th Sep – Mill City Nights, Minneapolis, MN*
9th Sep – Marathon Music Works, Nashville, TN
10th Sep – Prog Power Fest, Atlanta, GA*
11th Sep – The Plaza Live, Orlando, FL
12th Sep – Amos’ Southend, Charlotte, NC
13th Sep – The Fillmore Silverspring, Silverspring, MD
15th Sep – Theatre Of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
16th Sep – PlayStation Theatre, New York, NY
17th Sep – The Palladium, Worcester, MA
18th Sep – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre, Montreal, QC
19th Sep – The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON
21st Sep – Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH
22nd Sep – St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI
23rd Sep – House of Blues, Chicago, IL
24th Sep – The Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI
25th Sep – Mercury Ballroom, Louisville, KY
27th Sep – The Joy Theater, New Orleans, LA
29th Sep – Gas Monkey Live!, Dallas, TX
5th Oct – The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
6th Oct – The Novo, Los Angeles, CA
7th Oct – The Marquee, Tempe, AZ
8th Oct – Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NZ
9th Oct – Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
11th Oct – Knitting Factory, Boise, IH
12th Oct – Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
13th Oct – Chrystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
14th Oct – Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
15th Oct – Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC
*DTP only

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Teaser Clip For New Great Master Album “Lion & Queen” Posted

Italian epic power metal band Great Master posted a preview teaser for the new release “Lion & Queen,” the third album and first for the band in four years. “Lion & Queen” will be available on June 15th via Underground Symphony. The album will be issued as a strictly limited edition digipak (200 hand signed copies).

“Lion & Queen” was produced and mastered by Simone Mularoni at Domination Sounds Studio, with the participation of distinguished guests as Mularoni (DGM) and Yackson (Shadows of Steel) on guitars, Andreas Wimmer (Final Chapter) and Alessandro Battini (Dark Horizon) on orchestral parts and piano, SY (Armonight) on vocals.

The track list is:

1. Voices
2. Another Story
3. Oldest
4. Prayer in the Wind
5. Traveller of Time
6. Stargate
7. Mystic River
8. Holy Mountains
9. Time After Time
10. The Other Side
11. Walking on the Rainbow
12. Lion and Queen

Check out the clip here:

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Power From Hell Announces U.S. Tour Dates

The Brazilian cult institution Power From Hell announce today announces dates and venues for the band’s first-ever North American tour.

A statement from founding mainman Sodomic reads: “It is a great honor for Power From Hell to have the opportunity to make our first tour of some American cities. We are greatly looking forward to it, with the support of Hells Headbangers, who have been doing a good job and helping the Power From Hell name – for example, our participation in this year’s Hells Headbash in September. See you guys soon!”

April 1st – Glendale, CA @ Complex
April 2nd – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Operahouse
April 3rd – Reno, NV @ Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor
April 4th – San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room
April 6th – Santa Cruz, CA @ Blue Lagoon
April 7th – Los Osos, CA @ Sweet Springs Saloon
April 8th – Chico, CA @ The Iron Scarab
April 9th – Suisin City, CA @ Rush Ranch
April 10th – Sacramento, CA @ Cafe Colonial
April 12th – San Diego, CA @ Til Two Club

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Power From Hell Announces U.S. Tour Dates

The Brazilian cult institution Power From Hell announce today announces dates and venues for the band’s first-ever North American tour.

A statement from founding mainman Sodomic reads: “It is a great honor for Power From Hell to have the opportunity to make our first tour of some American cities. We are greatly looking forward to it, with the support of Hells Headbangers, who have been doing a good job and helping the Power From Hell name – for example, our participation in this year’s Hells Headbash in September. See you guys soon!”

April 1st – Glendale, CA @ Complex
April 2nd – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Operahouse
April 3rd – Reno, NV @ Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor
April 4th – San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room
April 6th – Santa Cruz, CA @ Blue Lagoon
April 7th – Los Osos, CA @ Sweet Springs Saloon
April 8th – Chico, CA @ The Iron Scarab
April 9th – Suisin City, CA @ Rush Ranch
April 10th – Sacramento, CA @ Cafe Colonial
April 12th – San Diego, CA @ Til Two Club

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Underground Symphony Re-Signs Great Master For New Album “Lion & Queen”

Underground Symphony is proud to announce the renewal of deal with Italian epic power metal band Great Master for the release and distribution of the third album “Lion & Queen.” The band’s third album follows the success of the 2009 release “Underworld” and the 2013 “SerenissimA,” published in 2013. “Lion & Queen” will be available in June 2016 as a limited edition digipak.

“Lion & Queen” was produced and mastered by Simone Mularoni at Domination Sounds Studio, with the participation of distinguished guests as Mularoni (DGM) and Yackson (Shadows of Steel) on guitars, Andreas Wimmer (Final Chapter) and Alessandro Battini (Dark Horizon) on orchestral parts and piano, SY (Armonight) on vocals.

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Thy Darkened Shade Posts New Song Excerpt From Upcoming 2016 Release

Greek black metal warriors from Thy Darkened Shade have posted an excerpt from a new song. The name of the song hasn’t been disclosed, and the release on which it will appear is equally mysterious.

Check it out now below.

The song sample was accompanied only by this message, which hints at the participation of others in the forthcoming 2016 release:

“Into the alogos of the Qliphoth we are reborn in forms unbeknownst to human.
We are receiving the sacrosanct treasures of the profound shadow Self.
It is the will of the Devil to bring creation back to the everlasting primeval darkness.
We seek to go deeper into the abyssal bliss of the great void and never to return.
The astral travel into the tunnels is an endeavor that coalesces what is already united with the bonds of Luciferian blood.

A collective reflection of the other side by respected adepts of the path will be unleashed into the impure cosmos soon.

Until then, this is the sample of what is about to come from Thy Darkened Shade.
Triumph for the Azoth Self!

S.131″

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DEATH DTA TOURS: Massacre To Sit Out “Symbolic 20th Anniversary” European Trek

DEATH DTA TOURS regret that, due to several factors, Massacre will not be taking part in the “Symbolic 20th Anniversary” European tour in late February/March 2015. Unfortunately, Massacre also had to cut their participation in the Swamp Leper Stomp ’14 tour with DTA, Obituary and Rivers Of Nihil by one show. Massacre bassist Terry Butler […]

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