No Warning & Hangman Announce Mini-Tour

No Warning and Hangman will hit the road together for a mini-tour later this month, the dates are as follows:

03/14 Louisville, KY – Spinelli’s
03/15 Little Rock, AR – Vinos
03/17 Austin, TX – TBA
03/18 Corpus Christi, TX – Boozerz
03/19 Baton Rouge, LA – Bleachers
03/21 Nashville, TN – The End
03/22 Dearborn, MI – Refuge Skateshop

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The Siege Fire Streaming Entire New Album “Dead Refuge”

Hailing from Portland, Oregon grindcore/crust outfit The Siege Fire is streaming the entire new album “Dead Refuge”, which will be released in limited quantities this July, with 250 copies pressed on black vinyl and 150 on clear with black smoke via Eighteen Fifty Nine Records.

Check out now the entire album below.

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Details Of Debut Album “A Matter Of Supremacy” Available From My Refuge

Italian metal act My Refuge will release the debut full length album “A Matter Of Supremacy” on June 23rd via Bakerteam Records.

My Refuge is a new sensation in modern power and heavy metal, with influences coming from progressive rock and melodic metal, mixing melancholic and dark atmospheres with epic tunes. The band was born in 2010 and later that year they released the self-produced EP “3407 – Pictures Of An August Night.” In 2013, the band released a second EP “Living In Anger,” which was very well received by critics around the world.

In 2015, My Refuge signed on with Bakerteam Records for the release of the long waited debut album, which was mixed and mastered at Eleven Studio under the supervision of producer Andrea De Bernardi. The album has deep roots in classic metal with influences from bands such as Crimson Glory, Iron Maiden, Rage, Helloween and Blind Guardian, with a very personal touch and deep, introspective lyrics, often dealing with social and political issues.

The track list for the album is:

1. A Storm Is Coming
2. The Cage
3. Calling Of The Wind
4. Endless Night
5. Living In Anger
6. This Wall
7. The Raven
8. Empty Room
9. On Wings Of Wax
10. Somewhere

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Statement Of Rage Founder Peavy Wagner Clarifies Band Situation

Bassist/vocalist Peavy Wagner has issued a statement clarifying the situation with Rage and Lingua Mortis Orchestra. Just this past Wednesday a statement was issued by the band that the current lineup of Wagner, Victor Smolski and Andre Hilgers have split. For some, this was interpreted as the demise of Rage, however, Wagner insists that the band will continue with a new lineup and a new era and that Refuge (the outlet for the classic era of Rage) will continue as a separate entity.

In the statement issued today, Wagner states: “Hi Rageheads, due to rumors in the past few days, referring to the future of Rage and LMO, I would like to give some more clarity.

“My split from Victor and André does NOT implicate the end of RAGE! On the contrary, set sails again with a new Line-Up soon we. More news to follow.

“Refuge is a blessing for me and my two friends and bandmates, and wants to continue to exist. We are looking forward to the festival summer of 2015 (and beyond) Both bands, Rage and Refuge are going to be present alongside and want even complement each other. With Refuge, we are serving all the oldschool metalheads out there, whilst Rage is covering the whole musical spectrum that I have built up in the past 30 years.

“[As for] Lingua Mortis [Orchestra] (LMO), I created in the early 90’s and we celebrated our first release in 1996. Equals to Rage, LMO is important part of me and I want to put in the same amount of passion and creative energy as I have done in the past.

“I promise that I will go ahead with Rage in a high musical quality. With Refuge, we will travel back to the early days and with Lingua Mortis Orchestra, I want to continue the metal meets classic part of me.

“I can’t wait for what will happen in the near future, I feel freed and I am full of creative energy. In that respect I want to say THANK YOU for your trust and support.”

Smolski also also issued a statement about his future and the shifting to focus to LMO a/k/a Lingua Mortis Orchestra: “Dear friends, after 15 fantastic years, 10 records and countless live shows with Rage, I have decided to focus myself on other musical challenges. I really want to thank all Rage fans, who supported me all those years. In the future, I will concentrate on the new LMO CD. The orchestra project I founded and formed in 2013 will continue with the same lineup, just without Peavy. New musicians, giving this creative band new input, but also a new name will be revealed soon. Composing and producing the last record was so much fun to me and I want to thank everyone who supported me doing this. With all the experience from the shows with LMO, I’m quite sure the new album will be even more exciting. Expect the unexpected!”

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Dark Empire Streaming Entire New Album "From Refuge To Ruin"

Today sees the release of the new album from Dark Empire, entitled “From Refuge to Ruin.” In celebration of the album’s release Dark Empire has partnered up with GuitarWorld.com for an exclusive full album stream.

Get a first listen to “From Refuge to Ruin” courtesy of Guitar World here. You can also check out a previously posted track-by-track breakdown video from the band at this location.

For more details on Dark Empire, head over to the band’s official Facebook profile here. The album’s track listing is as follows:

1. A Plague in the Throne Room
2. Dreaming in Vengeance
3. The Crimson Portrait
4. Dark Seeds of Depravity
5. From Refuge to Ruin
6. Lest Ye Be Judged
7. What Men Call Hatred
8. Black Hearts Demise
9. The Cleansing Fires

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Dark Empire Streaming Entire New Album "From Refuge To Ruin"

Today sees the release of the new album from Dark Empire, entitled “From Refuge to Ruin.” In celebration of the album’s release Dark Empire has partnered up with GuitarWorld.com for an exclusive full album stream.

Get a first listen to “From Refuge to Ruin” courtesy of Guitar World here. You can also check out a previously posted track-by-track breakdown video from the band at this location.

For more details on Dark Empire, head over to the band’s official Facebook profile here. The album’s track listing is as follows:

1. A Plague in the Throne Room
2. Dreaming in Vengeance
3. The Crimson Portrait
4. Dark Seeds of Depravity
5. From Refuge to Ruin
6. Lest Ye Be Judged
7. What Men Call Hatred
8. Black Hearts Demise
9. The Cleansing Fires

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Dark Empire Announces New Album "From Refuge To Ruin" Release

New Jersey’s Dark Empire returns to the scene with the band’s third release this March 27th, entitled “From Refuge to Ruin.” Dark Empire has also released a track off “From Refuge to Ruin” on the band’s official Facebook page here. The following press release was issued about the album:

“Dominating through the intricate songwriting are powerful new vocalist Brian Larkin (who replaces Jens Carlsson of Persuader and Savage Circus fame) and the commanding riffs of lead guitarist/main songwriter Matt Moliti, who also lends a chilling death vocal counterpoint to Larkin’s leather-throated melodic lines. In addition to Moliti’s elaborate guitar work and Larkin’s attention- grabbing vocals, Dark Empire features the deep resonance of bassist Randy Knecht and the ‘Dave Lombardo-meets-Gavin Harrison’ drumming of session player Matt Graff.

“Not being ones to repeat themselves, Dark Empire has injected fresh new influences into their follow up to their 2008 release ‘Humanity Dethroned.’ Taking a cue from 70’s prog masters such as Genesis and King Crimson, Dark Empire inventively utilize vintage Mellotron and Hammond Organ samples throughout the album, as well as delicate 12-string acoustic interludes and haunting, atmospheric melodies (coming to full fruition in the powerfully epic title track).

“This is not to undermine the push Dark Empire has also made in the heavier end of the dynamic spectrum, now utilizing seven-string guitars, crushing doom metal moments, and blistering death metal-inspired riffs. For older fans, these new elements serve to compliment, not overshadow, the band’s thrashy progressive metal roots, and the 13-minute-plus dark and doomy album closer ‘The Cleansing Fires’ serves as a musical culmination of the broadened range of styles found throughout.

“With pristine and powerful production from Jeremy Krull and artwork by Gustavo Sazes (Arch Enemy, Firewind, Morbid Angel) along with fresh creative input and exceptional talent, Dark Empire will surely become the new cross-over favorite for any metal fan.”

The album’s track listing is as follows:

1. A Plague in the Throne Room
2. Dreaming in Vengeance
3. The Crimson Portrait
4. Dark Seeds of Depravity
5. From Refuge to Ruin
6. Lest Ye Be Judged
7. What Men Call Hatred
8. Black Hearts Demise
9. The Cleansing Fires

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