Ghost Posts New Webisode “The Visit” Online

Today, multi-Grammy-nominated Swedish rock band Ghost releases “Chapter 6: The Visit,” the latest video in the band’s narrative webisode series. In “Chapter 5: The Call,” Sister Imperator, who was recuperating from a horrible car crash, discussed the merits and failings of “The Omen” feature film franchise while on the phone with Papa Nihil. In “Chapter 6: The Visit,” the story continues. Check it out below.

Twenty-nineteen is already looking to be a stellar year for Ghost. Following the band’s critically-acclaimed Fall 2018 North American tour where the itinerary included the band’s first headline – and sold out – arena shows – the Los Angeles Forum and Montreal’s Place Bell – Ghost will take its “A Pale Tour Named Death” to Europe, launching on February 3 in Lyon, France. Frontman Cardinal Copia will take a short break for a quick trip to Los Angeles where he will attend The Grammys on February 10 as the band is nominated in two categories: Best Rock Album for Prequelle and Best Rock Song for “Rats,” the song that held the 2018 record for most weeks at #1 at Rock Radio, a total of eight. In 2016, Ghost took home its first Grammy for its song “Circe” as “Best Metal Performance.” This summer, Ghost will be Special Guest on all four legs of Metallica’s “Worldwired” European Stadium tour that starts May 1 in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Dream Theater Singer James LaBrie Guests On Last Union Single “President Evil”; Video Posted Online

Italian progressive metal band, Last Union, featuring Mike LePond (Symphony X) on bass, Uli Kusch (ex-Helloween, ex-Masterplan) on drums, and as guest James LaBrie (Dream Theater) on vocals, have released a new music video and single for “President Evil”. The track is taken from their debut album, “Twelve,” out on December 21st via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. Watch the clip below.

The album was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren, best known for his work with Arch Enemy, Symphony X, Devin Townsend, Angra, and Opeth, to name a few. The album artwork was created by Thomas Ewerhard (Avantasia, Rage, Threshold).

The quiet city of Tolentino in the Marche region of Central Italy not only boasts a rich historical background, it is also the place progressive metal band Last Union calls home. Founded by vocalist Elisa Scarpeccio, guitarist Cristiano Tiberi and keyboardist Claudio Feliziani in 2007, the band – originally known as Blazing Ice – embarked on their journey in the pursuit of sharing their thoughts and feelings about life, and ultimately their art, with the world. With the assistance of professional session bassists and drummers, the trio established themselves on the Italian scene with a string of shows that helped them evolve and refine their craft. Over the course of 20 shows, Last Union presented songs that would eventually make the final cut for their debut album.

Strong and positive reactions to their music spurred Scarpeccio and Tiberi on to take the first of many bold steps. The first was to invite drummer Uli Kusch to join the fold, who expressed interest in joining the band as a full member rather than just a touring drummer after hearing the music. A similar scenario played out with Symphony X bassist Mike LePond and Last Union was officially born. The icing on the cake, however, was getting Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie to sing on three tracks.

Tracklisting:

1. Most Beautiful Day
2. President Evil (Feat. James LaBrie)
3. Hardest Way
4. Purple Angels
5. The Best Of Magic
6. Taken (Feat. James LaBrie) – Radio Edit
7. 18 Euphoria
8. A Place In Heaven (Feat. James LaBrie)
9. Ghostwriter
10. Limousine
11. Back In The Shadow
12. Taken (Feat. James LaBrie)
13. President Evil (Feat. James LaBrie) – Video Version

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Cognitive, Micawber & Hath East Coast U.S. Tour Announced

Cognitive, Micawber and Hath will be out on the road touring the East Coast together in January. Below’s where that run will hit:

01/10 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
01/11 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
01/12 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
01/13 Greenville, NC – Backdoor Skatepark
01/14 Greensville, SC – Radio Room
01/16 Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
01/20 Pensacola, FL – Chizuko
01/23 Roanoke, VA – Front Row
01/24 Ravenswood, WV – The Landing
01/25 Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
01/26 Baltimore MD – Raven Inn
01/27 Harrisburg, PA – JB Lovedrafts

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Outer Heaven Premiere New Song & Music Video “What Lies Beneath”

A new official music video for the new Outer Heaven track “What Lies Beneath” has premiered and is streaming for you below. The track itself can be found on the group’s upcoming debut album, “Realms Of Eternal Decay“, out October 12th via Relapse Records.

Outer Heaven will be out on the road touring with Full Of Hell this fall in support of that outing:

10/10 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
10/11 Montclair, NJ – Meatlocker
10/12 Washington, DC – Atlas
10/13 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
10/14 West Columbia, SC – Radio Room
10/15 Jacksonville, FL – Nighthawks
10/16 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
10/17 Miami, FL – Gramp’s
10/18 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
10/19 Atlanta, GA – 529
10/20 Charlotte, NC – Skylark Social Club
10/21 Chesapeake, VA – Riffhouse Pub

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Children Of Bodom: Spring Release For New Album Planned

Children Of Bodom‘s tenth studio album is scheduled for a March release date. The group’s bassist Henkka Seppälä confirmed this news recently in an interview with TNT Radio Rock. Seppälä also stated during the chat that the release will feature more ‘technical riffing’ with frontman/guitarist Alexi Laiho “pushing hits abilities to their limits.” Recording sessions for the outing started in late March with producer Mikko Karmila (Amorphis, Nightwish) behind the boards.

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Comeback Kid Premiere New Music Video “I’ll Be That” & Reveal Fall U.S. Touring Plans

Comeback Kid debut a music video for their song “I’ll Be That“. Director Sami Joensuu produced the video with the group themselves saying of it:

“For ‘I’ll Be That‘, we shot another hybrid video working with our good friend from Finland Sami Joensuu for the second time. We collaborated on the narrative trying to incorporate a story that involves someone being their worst enemy and trying to escape themselves before it all catches up to them. The band performance was shot in Lisbon, Portugal on an afternoon before we played a show there earlier this year. Excited to finally get this out.”

In other news the band have announced a new U.S. tour for this fall that will see them perform with Madball and Pears on select dates. That trek will run as follows:

10/23 Austin, TX – Barracuda
10/24 New Orleans, LA – Santos
10/25 Orlando, FL – Sound Bar (feat. Madball)
10/26 Miami, FL – Churchill’s (feat. Madball)
10/27 Gainesville, FL – The Fest
10/28 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (feat. Pears)
10/29 Greenville, SC – The Radio Room (feat. Pears)
10/30 Nashville, TN – The End (feat. Pears)
10/31 Louisville, KY – Trixie’s (feat. Pears)

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Bullet For My Valentine Premiere New Track “Letting You Go”

Bullet For My Valentine have launched another single from their approaching new album, “Gravity“. That latest track is titled “Letting You Go” and can be streamed below, after having debuted on the radio earlier today, May 17th. “Gravity” is slated to receive a June 29th release date.

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Zao, Holy+Gold & Revenge Season June Mini-Tour Announced

Zao, Holy+Gold (ex-Norma Jean, etc.) and Revenge Season announce a mini-tour for June. See below where they will perform:

06/07 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
06/08 Nashville, TN – The End
06/09 Greenville, SC – Radio Room

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Zao, Holy+Gold & Revenge Season June Mini-Tour Announced

Zao, Holy+Gold (ex-Norma Jean, etc.) and Revenge Season announce a mini-tour for June. See below where they will perform:

06/07 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
06/08 Nashville, TN – The End
06/09 Greenville, SC – Radio Room

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Watch Margot Robbie (“Suicide Squad”, Etc.) React To Bullet For My Valentine’s (And Corey Taylor’s) Surprise Dedication To Her

Margot Robbie (“Suicide Squad”, “The Wolf of Wall Street”, “I, Tonya”) is well known for her love of metal. She recently chatted about that on the BBC Radio 1‘s ‘Heart Rate Monitor’ segment. In addition to mentioning Metallica and attending a Slipknot concert as being big to her in her adolescent life, she also mentioned liking Thrice and Bullet For My Valentine.

Bullet For My Valentine then continued to surprise her with a special live dedication to Margot Robbie while performing a show in Saskatoon, SK. Slipknot/Stone Sour singer Corey Taylor also makes a surprise appearance at the end of the segment, with no big heart rate reaction though…

You can watch that below:

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