Necronomicon Crowd Funding New Album “Unleashed”

Necronomicon (the German thrash band, not the Canadian death metal group) has a long history and a very loyal fan base that is being called upon to help the outfit finance upcoming album “Unleashed.”

Alongside Agentur EAM and Into The LimeLight Records, Necronomicon is raising funds to finalize the production of theis new record and a re-release of previous album “Pathfinder.” Take a look at the perks for contributing to the campaign at via IndieGogo here.

Last but not least the band will be embarking on a tour across Argentina this coming July 2017. For further info, head over to the group’s Facebook profile.

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Malkavian Unleashes “Encryption Process” Lyric Video

French thrash metal collective Malkavian just shared a lyric video for the track “Encryption Process,” taken off the band’s forthcoming second album “Annihilating the Shades.” Watch the video created by KOT Production in the YouTube clip provided below.

The follow-up to 2014’s “The Worshipping Mass” debut album was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Vamacara Studio and is out this March 31st, 2017 via Finisterian Dead End. Physical pre-orders can be found at this location.

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Grammy Awards: Stagehand Blamed For Hetfield’s Microphone Fail – Mustaine Responds To “Master Of Puppets” Mishap

TMZ reports that a stagehand who unplugged a wire under the stage by accident was apparently the reason why Metallica frontman James Hetfield’s mic wasn’t working during the band’s live performance with Lady Gaga last night at the 59th annual Grammy Awards.

Writes TMZ:

“Sources connected to the production tell us everything was fine right before the “Moth Into Flame” collab was about to begin. Gaga and the band’s line check, right before the performance, went off without a hitch. However, between the mic check and their act … a wire under the stage got unplugged. We’re told a stagehand did it by accident, but the damage was done”

In other news Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine has commented on Metallica’s classic “Master Of Puppets” being played as the band walked down to the stage yesterday to accept its award for “Best Metal Performance”.

Tweets Mustaine:

Ah, you can’t blame ’em for not being able to play @Megadeth https://t.co/acEyzSQgyT

— Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine) February 13, 2017

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Grammy Awards: Stagehand Blamed For Hetfield’s Microphone Fail – Mustaine Responds To “Master Of Puppets” Mishap

TMZ reports that a stagehand who unplugged a wire under the stage by accident was apparently the reason why Metallica frontman James Hetfield’s mic wasn’t working during the band’s live performance with Lady Gaga last night at the 59th annual Grammy Awards.

Writes TMZ:

“Sources connected to the production tell us everything was fine right before the “Moth Into Flame” collab was about to begin. Gaga and the band’s line check, right before the performance, went off without a hitch. However, between the mic check and their act … a wire under the stage got unplugged. We’re told a stagehand did it by accident, but the damage was done”

In other news Megadeth mainman Dave Mustaine has commented on Metallica’s classic “Master Of Puppets” being played as the band walked down to the stage yesterday to accept its award for “Best Metal Performance”.

Tweets Mustaine:

Ah, you can’t blame ’em for not being able to play @Megadeth https://t.co/acEyzSQgyT

— Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine) February 13, 2017

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Urn Crowd Funding Music Video, Working On New Album

U.S. group Urn is now working with Emmy nominated make-up and special effects artist Cleve Hall for the production of a music video for the song “Black Widow.”

Many know Cleve from his own reality show “Monster Man” on the SyFy Network. Besides creating special effects for films, Hall has worked with bands like KISS, Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson, Insane Clown Posse, Tenaceous D, and Devo.

To creatue thsi new clip, Urn has launched a crowd funding campaign offering up new and rare merchandise items as perks for those who make contributions. Get in on the action right here.

Amidst this work, the band has found time to be in the studio the past six months writing new material for a sixth album, tentatively entitled “Semicolon/” Urn will also be returning to Winter NAMM 2017 in Anaheim, CA:

Wednesday, January 18 – Skinny’s/North Hollywood, CA
Thursday, January 19 – The Complex/Glendale, CA
Friday, Saturday 20 – DiPiazza’s/Long Beach, CA
Saturday, Saturday 21 – The Doll Hut/Anaheim, CA

Outside the NAMM appearances, fans can catch these upcoming 2017 Urn tour dates in the U.S. and abroad:

Friday, February 17 – Howl Gallery/Fort Myers, FL
Saturday, February 18 – Kryptonite Metal Festival/Miami, FL
Friday, March 2 – La Papala del Rock/Monterrey, NL, Mexico
Saturday, March 3 – El Confessario/Saltillo, CH, Mexico
Friday, March 17 – Tir na Nog/Daytona Beach, FL

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Oni Releases “The Only Cure” Video Featuring Randy Blythe

2016 was a breakout year for progressive metal band Oni with the release of debut album “Ironshore,” touring alongside heavy metal greats such as Max & Iggor Cavalera and Children of Bodom, and tearing up the stage at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest with Randy Blythe of Lamb Of God.

After capping the year with Top 10 “Album of the Year” nods from the likes of Metal Injection, Metal Insider and others, Oni is returning with a new music video for one “The Only Cure” – featuring guest vocals from none other than Randy Blythe himself.

The music video, directed and edited by Abraham Roofeh, doubles as a petrifying, serial killer-themed horror film rapidly cutting to scenes of Oni and Blythe setting the soundtrack. Check it out below.

Guest vocalist Randy Blythe of Lamb Of God states: “What a super creepy video! Horror fans will love it – the production is Hollywood film-quality. It looks like something out of a ‘SAW’ or ‘Hostel’ movie. I had a lot of fun with the Oni guys recording this track, and it’s cool to see the music set to such dramatic scenery. Nightmares…”

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Skogen Re-Issuing “Eld” Album

Nordvis Production is pleased to announce the re-issue of Skogen’s third album ”Eld” coming February 24th, 2017. The label comments:

“After being out of print for a long time, it feels good to finally be able to present this classical album once again. ‘Eld,’ which was the sequel to the wonderfully atmospheric creation ‘Svitjod,’ possesses a darker tone than its’ predecessor and brings us back to an elder era of superstition and witch hunts. Dark & folky Swedish metal of high quality. Will be available on both CD and vinyl.”

1. Djävulens eld
2. Apokalypsens vita dimma
3. Genom svarta vatten
4. Nihil Sine Morte
5. Aska
6. Svavelpsalm
7. Orcus labyrint
8. Monolit

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Circle Of Contempt Issues Band Activity Update

Finnish outfit Circle Of Contempt just issued this update about the band’s status and upcoming activity:

“The reason we haven’t been playing any shows in ages and also the reason we had to postpone the production of our new music video is because our singer has been having some health issues.

“Luckily things are looking a lot better and we’re now looking into playing some shows/festivals this year in addition to filming a new music video soon. Thank you for the ongoing support and stay tuned.”

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Caliban Checks In At End Of European Tour

Caliban just checked in with this year-end message to fans after wrapping up a European “Gravity” tour:

“We are back from an incredible Euro tour for our album ‘Gravity!’ Words can´t describe what this tour means to us. You made it unforgettable. Thanks to each one of you who came out to rock with us and to support us. You RULE!!!

“Big thanks to our crew who worked their ass off every day to bring us and our production on stage. Without you all this wouldn´t be possible. Thank you Suicide Silence, Any Given Day, and To the Rats and Wolves for your support and for touring with us. That was a smooth run and felt like family. Love you guys!

“For now – Caliban and Crew wish you a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year. We take some rest and will see you pretty soon out there.”

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Sliptrick Records Strikes Deal With Scars Of Tears

Greek atmospheric metal act Scars of Tears signed on with Sliptrick Records for the release of the sophomore album “Just Dust.” The album is anticipated for release in 2017 with exact details forthcoming soon.

“Just Dust” was recorded and mixed in Voodoo Project Studio (Thessaloniki, Greece) by Alexandros Lykostratis during the summer of 2016 with the production handled by the band.

The sound of the band is characterized by the strong guitar riffs of Petros, the melodic voice of Charitini combined with the brutal vocals of Babis and Thanasis and the solid drumming style of Chris. The band have already recorded one self-titled album in 2014.

Stay tuned for further information.

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