Rhapsody Of Fire Posts New Music Video “Rain Of Fury” Online

Italian symphonic power metal outfit Rhapsody Of Fire has posted new music video online for the song, “Rain Of Fury.” You can check it out below. The song appears on the band’s forthcoming new studio album, “The Eighth Mountain,” which is set to be released through AFM Records on February 22nd and is comprised of this tracklisting:

1. Abyss Of Pain
2. Seven Heroic Deeds
3. Master Of Peace
4. Rain Of Fury
5. White Wizard
6. Warrior Heart
7. The Courage To Forgive
8. March Against The Tyrant
9. Clash Of Times
10. The Legend Goes On
11. The Wind, The Rain And The Moon
12. Tales Of A Hero’s Fate

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Rhapsody Of Fire Reveals New Album “The Eighth Mountain” Details

Italian power metal veterans Rhapsody Of Fire has announced that they will be releasing a new album entitled, “The Eighth Mountain” on February 22nd. The band stated that they “invite all our fans to keep their eyes (and ears) opened next week for more information about pre-orders and exciting content you certainly don’t want to miss.”

“Plus, we will be performing in more than 17 cities all around Europe in February and March with amazing special guests to be announced.”

The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Abyss Of Pain
2. Seven Heroic Deeds
3. Master Of Peace
4. Rain Of Fury
5. White Wizard
6. Warrior Heart
7. The Courage To Forgive
8. March Against The Tyrant
9. Clash Of Times
10. The Legend Goes On
11. The Wind, The Rain And The Moon
12. Tales Of A Hero’s Fate

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Former Danzig And Murphy’s Law Guitarist Todd Youth Passes Away

Todd Youth (born Todd Schofield,) known for his time playing with hardcore bands such as Warzone and Murphy’s Law, as well as Danzig, has passed away at the age of 47. The guitarist also spent time with such bands as Agnostic Front, D-Generation and even filled in for Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell for a short period, before forming a new band named Fireburn with former Bad Brains vocalist Ras Israel Joseph I, who posted the following message on his Facebook account:

“There are no words to express how sad I am at the passing of my brother Todd Youth. The music he made will forever be remembered, and I’m so thankful that I was able to work with him and that we created Fireburn together. Todd and I were living separate lives doing hardcore and reggae music. We met each other in 1992 and then never spoke again until 2017. We created Fireburn within two weeks of knowing each other and finished writing two of my favorite hardcore records that I ever worked on: “Don’t stop the youth”, and “Shine”. Closed casket records signed the band and we were on our way.

“We had great shows and lots of people showed up to them. We toured with GBH from England, hung out with the guys from Negative Approach, and got our blessings about our music and our records from the Bad Brains. I know that Todd is now resting in peace and I know that Krishna has taken his soul to a better place. He was a devout Hari Krishna and a devout human being.

“Todd wherever you are I hope that we will make music again one day. Life is a circle, and I know I’ll meet you again in that circle brother. We will meet again. Rest In Peace, Rest In Power, rest my brother. I am saddened that we cannot make music again together in this world, but I am happy that you are finally going home to be with Krishna that Haile Selassie has finally giving you peace and comfort my brother.

“One day, I too will lay down and die. This body that I wear is temporary. I will probably be alone. There’ll probably be no one around me. However I know that I will join you and all of our other friends in that good place, and we’ll all see each other again. I’m sorry you died Todd. I’m sorry I can’t see you again. I’m sorry I wasn’t there to help you. You are my friend and my brother and I love you. Rest in peace my brother. May your visit to our Heavenly Home be full of peace, and comfort, and closeness to Krishna. Haribo. Haile Selassie I. FIREBURN.”

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Laaz Rockit And Dublin Death Patrol Bassist Willy “Lange” Langenhuizen Passes Away

Longtime Laaz Rockit and Dublin Death Patrol bassist Willy Lange has passed away at the age of 57, his bandmates have confirmed, following a motorcycle accident. The bass player joined Laaz Rockit in 1983 and performed on the albums “City’s Gonna Burn,” “Stranger To Danger,” “Know Your Enemy” and “Annihilation Principle” before the band broke up, but took part in their reunion, performing on their latest album, “Left For Dead,” which was released in 2008. Tributes have been pouring in from the metal community including his bandmates and peers.

Lääz Rockit vocalist Michael Coons posted the following via Facebook: “In shock… the important thing is to honor Willy Langenhuizen and his family at this time… I will get back to all of you when I’m able to… too difficult right now to do so, please understand.”

Willy’s Dublin Death Patrol bandmate, Testament frontman Chuck Billy, wrote: “Today I lost my best friend Willy. You were the person I could always count on and I love you for that, I will never forget the wonderful times we shared, see you on the other side, my friend.”

Bassist Greg Christian (Trauma, ex-Testament) posted: “Rest In Peace, Willy Lange! I’m still kind of in disbelief. I haven’t seen him in about 5 years but I always liked Willy. He was cool. It sucks I won’t see him again. Also, I want to say, Willy got Legacy our first real show back in ’84. The Stone with Lääz Rockit and Slayer. I’m thankful and appreciate that Willy did that for us. And never forgot. It was a good thing. Anyway .. I’m still stunned here and don’t know what to say. Except this is sad news. Truly. Rest In Peace Metal Brother / Bass Brother!!! Rest In Peace!!!”

Guitarist Phil Demmel (Machine Head, ex-Vio-Lence) took to Instagram to pay tribute, saying: “We lost a Dublin legend in shocking fashion. Willy Langenhuizen was taken from his loving family and our town is left with a huge void. One of the nicest, most caring and friendly dudes. Will was someone I looked up to and respected especially in my early years of playing as we was already in established bands, playing clubs. That helped introduce me into a scene that would become my life. Watching and meeting Slayer as the opener for Willy’s band Lääz Rockit. After Lars ripped on Lääz on Rampage Radio, Will wages war on Metallica claiming the Dublin Death Patrol doesn’t fuck around. Pretty sure Lars called for a truce and then later almost got the bass gig after Cliff died! I played in a few City Hoops leagues with him and he hated to lose, played hard and shot lights out from downtown. Same with golf, dude was a natural. All of my heart goes out to Kell and their kids and for them to know how much we ALL care and will be there to support. Goodbye, Willy. Thank you and Rest In Peace.”

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Void Ritual Premiere New Song “Given Unto The Water” From Upcoming New Album “Death Is Peace”

New Mexico black metal unit Void Ritual premiere a new song entitled “Given Unto The Water”, taken from their upcoming new album “Death Is Peace”, which will be out in stores August 3rd via Ipos Music.

Check out now “Given Unto The Water” below.

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Members of Metallica, Slipknot, Lamb of God, Avenged Sevenfold and More Pay Tribute To Late Pantera / HELLYEAH Drummer Vinnie Paul

The family of Vinnie Paul have confirmed that he passed away in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas, NV. A medical examiner will set out to determine his cause of death after which, his body will be transferred back to Texas to be buried alongside his mother and his brother, the late Pantera guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott.

Members of Metallica, Slipknot, Lamb of God, Avenged Sevenfold etc. pay tribute to Late Pantera and HELLYEAH Drummer Vinnie Paul. Below’s what they have to say:

Thank you for all the good times, Vinnie…your incredible hospitality and warm vibe was infectious and inspiring. Here’s to another shot of Crown Royal and a next level game of air hockey down the road! RIP, brother. Much love. ?? pic.twitter.com/ehNXoO88jY

— Lars Ulrich (@larsulrich) June 23, 2018

Very sad news this evening. This man always treated me & the guys in my band like family, from the very first time we ever met him with his brother at a Damageplan gig in Texas– whether backstage at a show, on his crazy tour bus, at his club, at his house, he was always a gracious host to us. He just wanted people around him to be happy. I didn’t see Vinnie much the last time we played a gig together because I heard he was in a very foul mood– this was highly unusual for him. Why was he in a foul mood? Because we were playing a big festival in Chicago, he had bought a TON OF FOOD to grill in the parking lot for everyone (as usual), & the fire marshall came and shut him down before he could start the bar-b-que. That’s the type of dude he was– he just wanted to make sure people were having a good time, & he took steps to make that happen. He also did me a very solid favor when I was in some very serious legal trouble a while back by writing a detailed letter to a judge explaining what had happened to his brother & the need for good stage security– that wasn’t an easy thing for him to do, but he did it anyway because he was a true friend and knew I needed some help– I’ll never forget that, & I made sure he knew I appreciated it. He also never minded when I got in his face with my camera– I took this photo with a 50mm fixed lens at a festival we were playing with Hellyeah in Iowa in 2016– that means I was basically inside his drum kit. When he saw me poking my head in there, he just turned, flashed me this grin, & kept on rocking. I love this photo– Big Vin smiling and doing what he did best. Rest In Peace, Vinnie Paul. You’ll be missed. BIG LOVE.

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Vincent Paul Abbott aka Vinnie Paul has passed away.
Paul is best known for his work as the drummer in the bands
Pantera and Hellyeah.
No further details are available at this time.
The family requests you please respect their privacy during this time. pic.twitter.com/4yCzabmWVt

— Pantera (@Pantera) June 23, 2018

GOD BLESS VINNIE PAUL – 1964-2O18 – FATHER VINNIE,Your Compassion for others & Your Love for seeing everyone around you Happy I will never forget – Your Heart of Gold Made The World a Better Place – Go be w/Your BELOVED BROTHER – I LOVE YOU – tBLSt SDMF pic.twitter.com/8VC3T3hQa2

— Zakk Wylde (@ZakkWyldeBLS) June 23, 2018

I just woke up in Belgium to the news that my friend Vinnie Paul has passed away. Another metal hero taken too soon. Say hello to Daryl for me. Rest In Peace, my dear friend. @Pantera @hellyeahband #vinniepaul

— Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine) June 23, 2018

Tragic news about Vinnie Paul today. He was one of the warmest people I knew. A truly good & fun friend. We’re going to miss you more than you could possibly have known. RIP buddy. https://t.co/yQqruY4tio

— Slash (@Slash) June 23, 2018

Shocked and saddened to hear of Vinnie Paul’s passing. A true original. Had some good laughs when we toured with @Pantera. Gone too soon. pic.twitter.com/adiO8B16jf

— Geezer Butler (@GZRMusic) June 23, 2018

Terribly saddened by the news of Vinnie Paul’s passing. Vinnie was a beloved fixture in the rock and metal communities and we will miss seeing him out on the road. His impact on heavy music is immeasurable. Rest In Peace Vinnie, condolences to your family, friends and fans.

— Alice Cooper (@alicecooper) June 23, 2018

R.I.P. Vinnie Paul.
Epic brothers. Both gone now. Loved watching PANTERA live back in the day…a true force of nature.#vinniepaul #pantera #dimebagdarrel #RIPVinniePaul pic.twitter.com/lDjJEPgUEg

— Michael Amott (@Michael_Amott) June 23, 2018

I’m sad. One of many hammered nights I spent with this man… stunned. ??
R.I.P. V.P. pic.twitter.com/ks6uxfbjID

— Robb Flynn (@TheGeneralMH) June 23, 2018

This is so sad-I’ll miss u Vinnie.. R.I.P. brother… #RipVinniePaul https://t.co/2IRTvGEkSb

— FrankBello (@TheFrankBello) June 23, 2018

RIP Vinnie Paul. Friend. Humorist. Badass drummer. All-around good man. Condolences to the family. You will be missed bro…

— Duff McKagan (@DuffMcKagan) June 23, 2018

Very saddened to wake up in Belgium today to the news of Vinnie Paul’s passing. You were a good friend and left us an amazing legacy. Go home in peace…. #ripvinniepaul hellyeahofficial… https://t.co/Wwn5VQqzbr

— David Ellefson (@ellefsondavid) June 23, 2018

Like his brother, he spent his energy sharing his talent with us and bringing heavy music to people all over the world. His unique presence will be sorely missed down here. https://t.co/ZknPIrj2io

— Marty Friedman (@marty_friedman) June 23, 2018

Super sad news. Great guy/Great drummer. No idea what happened. Like his bro, gifted & too young to go. May they jam in eternity #RIPVinniePaul https://t.co/Y2XRmXScXg

— Alex Skolnick (@AlexSkolnick) June 23, 2018

Goodbye my friend, sad to see you go. @vinniepaul3

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Rest in Peace Vinnie Paul. pic.twitter.com/3PHSWSBURw

— Official Dio (@OfficialRJDio) June 23, 2018

Vince. Love you man. RIP #vinniepaulabbott

Ein Beitrag geteilt von Corey Taylor (@coreytaylor) am

Thanks for the one of a kind memories my dear friend, I hope that you are in the arms of our brothers. pic.twitter.com/zNulWNAt5H

— Synyster Gates (@SynysterGates) June 23, 2018

?? RIP Vinnie Paul, my condolences to the HELLYEAH extended family, band, crew, fans & everyone whose life was made better/touched by his kindness, generosity & bad ass drumming. Such a star & a game changer. Getcha pull in the next dimension brother!

— Jamey Jasta (@jameyjasta) June 23, 2018

Fuck man. Just waking up to the news. Another one of our friends In Rock gone way to soon. Respect and love to his close friends and family. Such a Sweetheart.
Rip Vinnie Paul.

— Mina Caputo (@MinaCaputo) June 23, 2018

Don’t even know what to say. Vinnie was such an incredibly fun and joyful person to be around. Some of the greatest times of my life were spent throwing back drinks with Vinnie and brother… https://t.co/TtNfItxB1I

— Brian Fair (@brianshadfall) June 23, 2018

Vinnie, you will be missed. R.I.P #vinniepaul #rip #wewillmissyoubrother pic.twitter.com/P8AuZG04jH

— John 5 (@john5guitarist) June 23, 2018

RIP Vinnie Paul – metal drumming will not be the same without you my friend! pic.twitter.com/ZfspSNMPC0

— Jason Bittner (@jbittnerdrums) June 23, 2018

RIP Vinnie Paul, such a sad day..what a loss for the rock and metal community, such a legend.. pic.twitter.com/7pGygJqw01

— Mark Tremonti (@MarkTremonti) June 23, 2018

Thank you for inspiring us, Vinnie! #RIP pic.twitter.com/BaehM2KRLC

— Trivium (@TriviumOfficial) June 23, 2018

RIP Big Vin..
..brothers together again.
Cowboys raisin’ Hell in Heaven!
Thank you both for teaching ALL OF US how it’s done.#cowboysfromhell pic.twitter.com/jSwIa67hVQ

— Obituary (@obituarytheband) June 23, 2018

RIP Vinnie. Loss for words my friend. Still can’t register. ??

— STEPHEN PEARCY (@StephenEPearcy) June 23, 2018

Sad to hear about my friend Vinnie Paul’s passing. One of the true great ones. He’ll truly be missed. RIP Brother.

— Vince Neil (@thevinceneil) June 23, 2018

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Former Forbidden/Nevermore Guitarist Tim Calvert Passes Away

Former Forbidden/Nevermore guitarist Tim Calvert has died after a long battle with ALS. He was only 52-years-old at the time of his death. Calvert was with Forbidden for ~ eight years and later joined Nevermore from 1997 to 2000.

Comment former bandmates and family members of Calvert of his passing:

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Voidhanger Premiere New Song “War Is Certain, Peace Is Not” From Upcoming New Album “Dark Days of the Soul”

Voidhanger premiere a new song entitled “War Is Certain, Peace Is Not”, taken from their upcoming new album “Dark Days of the Soul”, which is due out on March 2nd via Agonia.

Check out now “War Is Certain, Peace Is Not” below.

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Candle Debut New Song “The Secret” From Upcoming New Album “The Keeper’s Curse”

Swedish epic metal band Candle have launched the 1st single from their upcoming album “The Keeper’s Curse” as well as have revealed the cover artwork, made by Juanjo Castellano, and tracklist for it. Candle’s album “The Keeper’s Curse” will see the light of day on 21st of February on CD format through Fighter Records. You can listen to the 1st advance single below:

Tracklist for “The Keeper’s Curse” is as follows:

1. Intro
2. The Secret
3. Light at the En
4. Frozen With Fear
5. Betrayal
6. Dancing Lights
7. Embraced By Darkness
8. No Peace For My Soul
9. Vengeance

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Therion Reveals New Album, “The Beloved Antichrist” Artwork And Tracklisting

On February 2nd, symphonic metal pioneers Therion will finally release Christofer Johnsson’s monumental brainchild “Beloved Antichrist,” a sweeping rock opera loosely inspired by Vladímir Soloviov’s “A Short Tale Of The Antichrist.” The entire piece reaches an impressive length of 3 hours and the dramatic opus comes to life through 27 different character roles, performed by long-time band members like Thomas Vikström, Lori Lewis and Chiara Malvestiti, amongst many others. The band will unveil the first excerpt from ‘Beloved Antichrist’ in single form before Christmas – and today, they present the cover artwork designed by Thomas Ewerhart, as well as the tracklisting:

Act I
1. Turn From Heaven
2. Where Will You Go?
3. Through Dust, Through Rain
4. Signs Are Here
5. Never Again
6. Bring Her Home
7. The Solid Black Beyond
8. The Crowning Of Splendour
9. Morning Has Broken
10. Garden Of Peace
11. Our Destiny
12. Anthem
13. The Palace Ball
14. Jewels From Afar
15. Hail Caesar!
16. What Is Wrong?
17. Nothing But My Name

Act II
1. The Arrival Of Apollonius
2. Pledging Loyalty
3. Night Reborn
4. Dagger Of God
5. Temple Of New Jerusalem
6. The Lions Roar
7. Bringing The Gospel
8. Laudate Dominum
9. Remaining Silent
10. Behold Antichrist
11. Cursed By The Fallen
12. Resurrection
13. To Where I Weep
14. Astral Sophia
15. Thy Will Be Done!

1. Shoot Them Down!
2. Beneath The Starry Skies
3. Forgive Me
4. The Wasteland Of My Heart
5. Burning The Palace
6. Prelude To War
7. Day Of Wrath
8. Rise To War
9. Time Has Come/Final Battle
10. My Voyage Carries On
11. Striking Darkness
12. Seeds Of Time
13. To Shine Forever
14. Theme Of Antichrist

Currently, Therion are working on the idea of bringing the entire production to the stage. And while this monumental undertaking still simmers away in the production halls, the band has announced a pan-European tour taking them to 25 different countries, where they will perform some new and some classic Therion hits. Catch the symphonic metal titans on one of the dates of their pan-European tour:

w/ Imperial Age and Null Positiv
01.02. DE – Essen, Turock*
02.02. NL – Amsterdam, Melkweg*
03.02. UK – London, Islington Assembly Hall*
04.02. UK – Manchester, Rebellion*
06.02. UK – Newcastle, Riverside*
07.02. UK – Aberdeen, The Assembly*
08.02. UK – Glasgow, Audio*
09.02. UK – Sheffield, Corporation*
10.02. UK – Belfast, Limelight*
11.02. IRE – Dublin, Tivoli*
13.02. UK – Bristol, Bierkeller*
14.02. UK – Birmingham, O2 Institute*
15.02. br – Kortrijk – De Kreun*
16.02. FR – Paris, Trabendo*
17.02. CH – Pratteln, Z7*
18.02. FR – Lyon, Ninkasi Kao*
20.02. ES – Bilbao, Santana 27*
21.02. PT – Porto, Hard Club*
22.02. Pt – Lisboa, Lisboa Oa Vivo*
23.02. ES – Sevilla, Sala Custom*
24.02. ES – Madrid, Sala But 2*
25.02. ES – Barcelona, Razzmatazz 2*
27.02. FR – TBA**
28.02. FR – Marseille, Espace Julien**
01.03. IT – Brescia, Circolo Colony**
02.03. IT – Rome, Orion**
03.03. IT – Bologna, Zona Roveri**
04.03. SLO – Ljubljana, Kino Siska**
05.03. HR – Zagreb, Tvornica**
06.03. SRB – Belgrade, Dom Obladine**
08.03. GR – Thessaloniki, Principal Club Theater**
09.03. GR – Athens, Piraeus 117 Academy**
10.03. BG – Sofia, Mixtape 5**
11.03. RO – Bucharest, Arenele Romane**
13.03. HU – Budapest, Barba Negra**
14.03. SK – Bratislava, Majestic Music Club**
15.03. CZ – Praha, Meetfactory**
16.03. PL – Wroclaw, A2**
17.03. PL – Warsaw, Progresja**
18.03. PL – Gdansk, B90**
20.03. LT – Vilnius, Rock River Club**
21.03. LV – Riga, Melna Piektdiena***
22.03. EST – Tallinn, Club Tapper***
23.03. FIN – Helsinki, Nosturi***
24.03. FIN – Jyväskylä, Luttako***
25.03. FIN – Tampere, Olympia-Kortteli***
27.03. SWE – Stockholm, Klubben***
28.03. SWE – Gothenburg, Brewhouse***
29.03. DE – Bremen, Tivoli****
30.03. DE – Berlin, Bi-Nuu****
31.03. DE – Flensburg, Roxy****
01.04. DE – Cologne, Jungle****
03.04. DE – Munich, Backstage****
04.04. FR – Charmes, Rock ’n’ Roll Stage****
05.04. DE – Jena, F Haus****
06.04. BE – Bomal-Sur-Ourthe, Durbuy Rock****
07.04. NL – Tilburg, 013****
*w/ Midnight Eternal
**w/ The Devil
***w/ Enemy Of Reality
****w/ Acyl

10.04. ISR – Tel Aviv, Barby Club
12.04. RUS – Moscow, GlavClub Green Concert
13.04. RUS – St. Petersburg, Zal Ozhidaniya
15.04. UA – Kiev, Sentrum

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