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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Dawn of Dissolution Release New CD “Prophecy of Oblivion”

Local Houston metal band Dawn of Dissolution release their second CD Prophecy of Oblivion set to release locally in Houston, TX on November 30, 2017 during the show with Ne Obliviscaris and a world wide release on December 1, 2017.

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Into The LimeLight Inks Deal With Circus Veil

Into the Limelight Records is happy to announce the signing of a very cool and fabulous band from Greece, Circus Veil. The band’s first album with the label will be entitled “NU Life.” More information on the album is expected soon.

Circus Veil’s journey starts back in 2012 in Thessaloniki, Greece, forging the name as a high energy alternative metal band. It was not before 2013, when the band issued the self-titled demo and while having the road open ahead, a couple of years later the gang released four new singles and later the first EP called “A.R.” came to life via Straight From The Heart Records.

Currently, the band is working on the finishing touches on their debut full length release! It’s name? Nu Life, a NEW Life Experience for the listeners. The stage performance is often being referred as “the non-stop adrenaline Rock n’ Roll show” by reviewing critics. Until now, the gang has already visited the most parts of Greece, rocking every single city on the way. Moments of great significance would be the times when Circus Veil shared the stage with John Lynn Turner (Deep Purple), Enforcer, Laki Ragazas (Mystic Prophecy, Devil’s Train), Adept, Barb Wire Dolls, Kin Beneath Chorus and many more foreign and local artists. Stay tight!

The ultimate experience has just begun…

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New Single “Time To Bleed” Issued By No Amnesty, Debut Album Details Unveiled

Spanish Thrashers No Amnesty has just launched the first single from the upcoming debut album “Psychopathology”, which is scheduled to be released November 14th through Xtreem Music. Check out “Time to Bleed” in the player below.

In early 2017, No Amnesty entered Ax Studios to record “Psychopathy” and was quickly signed to Xtreem Music for the release of the album. “Psychopathy” is a nine song opus of intense, varied, fresh and aggressive thrash metal that follows the steps of local masters like Crisix and Aggression.

The track list for “Psychopathy” is as follows:

1. NOTLD
2. Among the Blind
3. Evil Priest
4. The Prophecy
5. Fight Below the Fire
6. Snake Eyes
7. Eternal Night
8. Toxic World
9. Time to Bleed

Check out “Time to Bleed” here:

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Katla Posts New Song “Nátthagi”

Katla is an Icelandic band featuring ex-Sólstafir drummer and visual artist Guðmundur Óli Pálmason and singer/multi-instrumentalist Einar Thorberg Guðmundsson. Named in tribute to one of Iceland’s greatest active volcanos, Katla creates powerful, panoramic music where shimmering guitars, crushing melodies and atmospheric density meet dark, entrancing power.

The band’s debut album, “Móðurástin,” will be released on October 27th via Prophecy Productions. In advance of the record’s release, today Katla debuts new song “Nátthagi.” The album’s full track listing is as follows:

1. Aska
2. Hyldýpi (streaming here)
3. Nátthagi
4. Hvila
5. Hreggur
6. Kul
7. Móðurástin
8. Dulsmál

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Nachtmystium Signs With Prophecy Productions

Well, it finally happened. A label with an apparent total lack of pattern recognition has signed the reactivated Nachtmystium. Good luck Prophecy Productions — you’re going to need it. Prophecy issued this statement:

“The group has completed work on a new EP titled ‘Resilient,’ which was recorded at Belle City Sound in Racine, Wisconsin with engineer Chris Djuric. Additional recording sessions also occurred in Norway, Germany, and the band’s home base of California before tracking from all contributing members was complete. ‘Resilient’ is slated for an early 2018 release date via Prophecy.

“Now sober, Judd continues to rebuild his life, both personally and professionally. As part of Nachtmystium joining the Prophecy Productions family of artists, the band will release future recordings through the label, who will also reissue much of the group’s extensive back catalog. The new union supersedes the band’s previously-announced deal with Earache Records.”

Guitarist / vocalist Blake Judd comments: “Nachtmystium is extremely honored to be working with Prophecy Productions. It is a true pleasure for me to have been able to develop a personal relationship with the Prophecy label staff in Southern California. We are able to meet face-to-face regularly and work together at creating the best possible environment for Nachtmystium to begin to rebuild it’s way back into the metal community after some very dark years and times that I have spent the majority of the last two years cleaning up the debris from.

“With past misdoings being corrected, new bridges built (and some old bridges rebuilt), and a few exclusive 2017 live performances under our belts, we feel as though the band has taken massive strides forward in recovering from its damaged state after my seven year run with severe heroin addiction. Those dark days are now behind me, the band and all whose lives we effect in one way or another. Onward and upward is the attitude and goal here, as Nachtmystium’s ascension returns to its past form. Expect to hear a lot of new music and news from our camp in 2018.”

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Nachtmystium Signs With Prophecy Productions

Well, it finally happened. A label with an apparent total lack of pattern recognition has signed the reactivated Nachtmystium. Good luck Prophecy Productions — you’re going to need it. Prophecy issued this statement:

“The group has completed work on a new EP titled ‘Resilient,’ which was recorded at Belle City Sound in Racine, Wisconsin with engineer Chris Djuric. Additional recording sessions also occurred in Norway, Germany, and the band’s home base of California before tracking from all contributing members was complete. ‘Resilient’ is slated for an early 2018 release date via Prophecy.

“Now sober, Judd continues to rebuild his life, both personally and professionally. As part of Nachtmystium joining the Prophecy Productions family of artists, the band will release future recordings through the label, who will also reissue much of the group’s extensive back catalog. The new union supersedes the band’s previously-announced deal with Earache Records.”

Guitarist / vocalist Blake Judd comments: “Nachtmystium is extremely honored to be working with Prophecy Productions. It is a true pleasure for me to have been able to develop a personal relationship with the Prophecy label staff in Southern California. We are able to meet face-to-face regularly and work together at creating the best possible environment for Nachtmystium to begin to rebuild it’s way back into the metal community after some very dark years and times that I have spent the majority of the last two years cleaning up the debris from.

“With past misdoings being corrected, new bridges built (and some old bridges rebuilt), and a few exclusive 2017 live performances under our belts, we feel as though the band has taken massive strides forward in recovering from its damaged state after my seven year run with severe heroin addiction. Those dark days are now behind me, the band and all whose lives we effect in one way or another. Onward and upward is the attitude and goal here, as Nachtmystium’s ascension returns to its past form. Expect to hear a lot of new music and news from our camp in 2018.”

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‘For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records’: PledgeMusic bundles now available!

– August 31st, 2017 –

Earlier this week, Metal Blade Records and BMG released For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records – written by label founder and CEO Brian Slagel with Mark Eglinton, and featuring a foreword by Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich. Celebrating the storied label’s 35th anniversary, For the Sake of Heaviness is an inside look at how Slagel built Metal Blade from a one-man operation in his mom’s non-air-conditioned garage to the preeminent international home of heavy music that it is today.

Now, fans of For the Sake of Heaviness can purchase exclusive bundles and Metal Blade memorabilia through PledgeMusic: pledgemusic.com/projects/metalbladebook

See below for the For the Sake of Heaviness cassette track-listing (one of the many collectibles that you can purchase now through PledgeMusic!):
SIDE A
1. Fates Warning “Guardian”
2. Lizzy Borden “Lord of the Flies”
3. Omen “Holy Martyr”
4. Cirith Ungol “Black Machine”
5. GWAR “Gor-Gor”
6. Cannibal Corpse “Stripped, Raped, and Strangled”
7. Six Feet Under “War Is Coming”
SIDE B
1. Mercyful Fate “Egypt”
2. King Diamond “Voodoo”
3. The Black Dahlia Murder “Funeral Thirst”
4. Unearth “Black Hearts Now Reign”
5. Amon Amarth “Twilight of the Thunder God”
6. Visigoth “From the Arcane Mists of Prophecy”

For the Sake of Heaviness pulls back the curtain to reveal the definitive look at how Metal Blade began, what they’ve accomplished, and where they’re going. Slagel reveals the early advice he gave that helped guide Motley Crue‘s career; how he helped Metallica replace their bassist – twice; his detailed work on Thin Lizzy and Alice Cooper re-issues; his behind-the-scenes role in the careers of Slayer, GWAR, Mother Love Bone, Alice in Chains, Faith No More, Goo Goo Dolls, and Lamb of God; and his unlikely ventures with kindred metal heads – from hockey star Ken Baumgartner, to celebrity chef Chris Santos, to The Howard Stern Show‘s Richard Christy, to comedians Jim Florentine, Don Jamieson and Jim Breuer.

Metal Blade Records online:
http://www.metalblade.com
https://www.facebook.com/metalbladerecords
https://twitter.com/MetalBlade
https://www.youtube.com/MetalBladeRecords
https://instagram.com/metalbladerecords

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‘For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records’: PledgeMusic bundles now available!

– August 31st, 2017 –

Earlier this week, Metal Blade Records and BMG released For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records – written by label founder and CEO Brian Slagel with Mark Eglinton, and featuring a foreword by Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich. Celebrating the storied label’s 35th anniversary, For the Sake of Heaviness is an inside look at how Slagel built Metal Blade from a one-man operation in his mom’s non-air-conditioned garage to the preeminent international home of heavy music that it is today.

Now, fans of For the Sake of Heaviness can purchase exclusive bundles and Metal Blade memorabilia through PledgeMusic: pledgemusic.com/projects/metalbladebook

See below for the For the Sake of Heaviness cassette track-listing (one of the many collectibles that you can purchase now through PledgeMusic!):
SIDE A
1. Fates Warning “Guardian”
2. Lizzy Borden “Lord of the Flies”
3. Omen “Holy Martyr”
4. Cirith Ungol “Black Machine”
5. GWAR “Gor-Gor”
6. Cannibal Corpse “Stripped, Raped, and Strangled”
7. Six Feet Under “War Is Coming”
SIDE B
1. Mercyful Fate “Egypt”
2. King Diamond “Voodoo”
3. The Black Dahlia Murder “Funeral Thirst”
4. Unearth “Black Hearts Now Reign”
5. Amon Amarth “Twilight of the Thunder God”
6. Visigoth “From the Arcane Mists of Prophecy”

For the Sake of Heaviness pulls back the curtain to reveal the definitive look at how Metal Blade began, what they’ve accomplished, and where they’re going. Slagel reveals the early advice he gave that helped guide Motley Crue‘s career; how he helped Metallica replace their bassist – twice; his detailed work on Thin Lizzy and Alice Cooper re-issues; his behind-the-scenes role in the careers of Slayer, GWAR, Mother Love Bone, Alice in Chains, Faith No More, Goo Goo Dolls, and Lamb of God; and his unlikely ventures with kindred metal heads – from hockey star Ken Baumgartner, to celebrity chef Chris Santos, to The Howard Stern Show‘s Richard Christy, to comedians Jim Florentine, Don Jamieson and Jim Breuer.

Metal Blade Records online:
http://www.metalblade.com
https://www.facebook.com/metalbladerecords
https://twitter.com/MetalBlade
https://www.youtube.com/MetalBladeRecords
https://instagram.com/metalbladerecords

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