Terror Sign Trans-European Record Deal With Nuclear Blast

Nuclear Blast is delighted to announce that it has closed a record deal with long-running Los Angeles hardcore powerhouse Terror for Europe (Pure Noise Records for the rest of the world). The band is currently working on their 8th studio album, scheduled for a tentative summer 2018 release.

Commented Terror vocalist and main man Scott Vogel: “We are super excited to start a new chapter of Terror in Europe with NB. This is the label we wanted to work with for the future because of their strong presence and awesome roster. Can’t wait to put out a new album in the middle of 2018 with the label and work together on this next project.”

Terror will be touring Europe alongside label mates Hatebreed and Madball as part of the renowned EMP Persistence Tour, kicking off next week in Berlin, Germany and finishing up in London on January 28th.

EMP Persistence Tour 2018:

HATEBREED
MADBALL
TERROR
POWER TRIP
BORN FROM PAIN
BROKEN TEETH HC
INSANITY ALERT
18.01. D Berlin – Astra Kulturhaus
19.01. NL Utrecht – Tivoli Ronda
20.01. D Dresden – Eventwerk
21.01. D Munich – Backstage
22.01. CH Zurich – Komplex
23.01. D Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
24.01. CZ Brno – Sono
25.01. D Lichtenfels – Stadthalle
26.01. B Torhout – De Mast
27.01. D Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
28.01. UK London – o2 Forum Kentish Town

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Mike Lepond’s Silent Assassins Release New Single “Hordes of Fire”

Frontiers Music Srl will release the new album from Mike Lepond’s Silent Assassins, “Pawn and Prophecy” on January 26, 2018. Lepond is extremely excited for the release of his band’s sophomore effort, which he describes as a “a collection of epic tales told with the power of heavy metal music. The classic head-banging riffs and kick ass vocals will get your horns and fists in the air. It is an album made FOR metalheads, BY metalheads.”

Today, the second single from “Pawn and Prophecy” has been made available. Listen to “Hordes of Fire” below:

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Mike Lepond’s Silent Assassins Debut “Pawn and Prophecy” From Upcoming New Album “Pawn And Prophecy”

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of the new album from Mike Lepond’s Silent Assassins, “Pawn and Prophecy” on January 26, 2018. Lepond is extremely excited for the release of his band’s sophomore effort, which he describes as a “a collection of epic tales told with the power of heavy metal music. The classic head-banging riffs and kick ass vocals will get your horns and fists in the air. It is an album made FOR metalheads, BY metalheads.”

Today, the first song from “Pawn and Prophecy” has been made available for your listening pleasure. Check out “Avengers of Eden” below.

On the story behind the song, Mike Lepond says:

” ‘Avengers of Eden’ is based on ‘The Doom that came to Sarnath’ by H.P. Lovecraft. It’s one of the faster tracks on the record. The main riff was inspired by Van Halen’s, “House of Pain”. I turned that up to Motorhead/Exciter speed with a Dio style vocal.”

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Kiss Bassist Gene Simmons Banned From Fox News

Kiss bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has been banned from appearing on Fox News again after he disrupted a meeting at the station. Simmons was there to promote his new book, “On Power: My Journey Through The Corridors Of Power And How You Can Get More Power,” when he reportedly barged into a staff meeting and shouted, “Hey chicks! Sue me!” before lifting up his shirt, telling jokes about Michael Jackson and paedophilia, hurling insults and tapping people on the head with his book. He was reported to the human resources department and promptly banned from the building for life.

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Marilyn Manson Fires Bassist Twiggy Ramirez Amid Sexual Abuse Allegations

After twenty five years together, Marilyn Manson has fired his bass player Twiggy Ramirez (real name: Jeordie White,) following a statement from Jack Off Jill singer Jessicka Addams that while dating the musician, she was subjected to rape, domestic abuse and other distressing and traumatising situations. Manson initially posted a short statement which read:

“I have decided to part ways with Jeordie White as a member of Marilyn Manson. He will be replaced on the upcoming tour. I wish him well.” After Addams made her allegations however, Manson added on Instagram: “This is a sad day. I knew Jessicka and Jeordie had a romantic relationship many years ago and I considered and still consider Jessicka to be a friend. I knew nothing about these allegations until very recently and am saddened by Jessicka’s obvious distress.”

Addams revealed the upsetting accusations on her Facebook page, a sample of which reads as follows:

“I have lived with the overwhelming shame and guilt of being raped for well over 20 years now. Like many survivors, I unknowingly hid an abusive relationship in a most unhealthy way, masking it behind a fun loving, creatively artistic facade I struggled to wear on the outside world. Since I roamed in similar musical circles and shared many friends with this rapist, the shock of bumping into him in social situations would leave me sick to my stomach. I’d sometimes find myself drinking too much to pretend he was not there. These unbearable occurrences often tested my own limits or my strengths, yet I found my own weakened behavior seemingly sickened me every unfortunate time I found myself in the same room as him. I did not want him to own the power I assumed was his in every unwarranted encounter, so I eventually compartmentalized the recurring nightmares of running into my rapist, Jeordie White.

“In 1997, I was warned by my band’s record company that if I revealed my story publically, there would be a very good chance that my band Jack Off Jill would be black balled by concert promoters, radio programmers, and other bands and their managers. Jack Off Jill was also warned of running the risk of losing our coveted record deal (which they gave us!!,) as they were certain no one would ever take a rape victim in this male dominated music business seriously, nevermind a ferocious, disenfranchised, outspoken overweight front woman such as myself! The label blatantly feared the big machine behind Marilyn Manson would use their power to destroy not only Jack Off Jill, but my name, Jessicka, as well. The pressure and guilt of the inevitable repercussions of my rape story affecting my band’s livelihood, happiness and success kept me silent for years.”

White himself had not taken part in the recording of the new Marilyn Manson album, “Heaven Upside Down,” though was still listed as a member of the live band. He has not yet commented on the allegations.

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New Members Announced By Crobot

Pennsylvania-based rockers Crobot has just announced an all new rhythm section. New to the line-up is drummer Dan Ryan and bassist James Alexander Lascu. James also plays bass in Detroit-based quintet Wilson and will continue to do so for both bands. Dan is an official Ddrum USA artist.

On the announcement, the band comments: “All is definitely well in the Crobot home nebula as we welcome the insanely talented and hard hitting Dan Ryan on drums and the power and monstrous bass playing of James ‘Uncle Jimmy Muscles’ Lascu to hold down the heavy bottom. We are 50 songs into the writing process and we are excited about how productive we have been over the last few months. To say these guys are making us a better band would be an incredible understatement. Stay tuned for new riffin’ & groovin’ as we are planning for a 2018 release! Keep your beards tuned to that same ol’ Crobot transmission!”

Crobot has begun writing new material for their anticipated third album which will be out in 2018.

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More New Album Details Anounced By Magick Touch

Today, Edged Circle Productions sets January 5, 2018 as the international release date for Magick Touch’s second album “Blades, Chains, Whips & Fire.” The band also revealed the artwork and track listing, shown below.

Magick Touch is a power trio – with the emphasis on POWER – from the southwestern coastal town of Bergen, Norway. The band – HK Rein on guitar and vocals, Bård Nordvik on drums, and Christer Ottesen on bass and vocals – formed in 2014 and released the debut album “Electrick Sorcery” through Edged Circle in 2015. Now the band is set to release the sophomore album upon an unsuspecting world as 2017 dies and 2018 is reborn.

The track listing is:

1. Under The Gun (song streaming here)
2. The Great Escape
3. Midnite Sadusa
4. Believe In Magick
5. Polonium Blues
6. Siren Song
7. Lost With All Hands
8. After The Fire
9. Electrick Sorcery
10. Blades, Chains, Whips & Fire

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New Video Clip “The Race” Posted By Arch Enemy

Having just completed a successful run of dates across Eastern Europe on the “Will To Power International Tour,” extreme metal giants Arch Enemy is back with another ripping single from the recently released album “Will To Power,” with the music video single for “The Race.”

Founding member Michael Amott commented: “This was actually the last song written for the ‘Will To Power’ album. Listening through all the material we had up to that point we agreed that the album needed one more song that would be a relentless and fast paced counterpoint to some of the more epic compositions we already had. We sent Alissa the music and she came up with a thought provoking set of lyrics with an intense vocal arrangement that complemented the music perfectly. We’ve been having a blast playing this song on the current tour and we had our video director Patric Ullaeus come out to capture the mayhem at our recent show in Helsinki, Finland… Enjoy ‘The Race’!”

Check it out here:

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New Album “The Magickal Presence of Occult Forces” Streaming In Full From Necromante

Today, Brazilian black metal cult Necromante streams the entirety of the highly anticipated debut album “The Magickal Presence of Occult Forces” over at Necromance at this location, or just simply check it out in the player at the bottom. The band drops the album internationally today (October 6th) via Iron Bonehead Productions.

Formed in 2007, Necromante has patiently stirred its cauldron of sound over the course of a couple demos, a mini-album, and a live album. Hailing from Brazil, within that cauldron, of course, can be found ancient ingredients like Sarcofago, Vulcano, Sextrash, Mystifier, and Impurity, but the power-trio finesse forth a sound that’s less focused on tempting the corners of chaos as it is conjuring an arcane, otherworldly aura – in that sense, not dissimilar to Impurity’s classic “Into the Ritual Chamber.” However, on evidence of :The Magickal Presence of Occult Forces,” Necromante is truly a unique entity unto itself, and masterfully so.

Witness “The Magickal Presence of Occult Forces” and hail the new gods of Necromante right here:

Necromante – The Magickal Presence of Occult Forces by Iron Bonehead Productions

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NECK OF THE WOODS: The Passenger Playing At Metal Hammer;Album Out This Week Through Basick Records + Canadian Tour Underway

The Passenger, the debut full-length released from Vancouver, British Columbia’s NECK OF THE WOODS NECK OF THE WOODS‘ The Passenger delivers the band’s crushing blend of progressive, death-inspired, technical, and groove-laden metal through nine engaging tracks. Metal Hammer proclaims of The Passenger, Merging the power and technicality of Opeth, Gojira, and Between The Buried And […]

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NECK OF THE WOODS: The Passenger Playing At Metal Hammer;Album Out This Week Through Basick Records + Canadian Tour Underway

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