Leah Releasing New Album “Kings & Queens” Via Inner Wound

Inner Wound Recordings is proud to announce the signing of Celtic metal star Leah to the label. Her new album “Kings & Queens” will be released on January 30th in Europe and February 3rd in North America. Inner Wound also comments:

“Featuring musicians such as Timo Somers and Sander Zoer of Delain, and Barend Courbois of Blind Guardian and Vengeance, this 14-track masterpiece emerges as the heaviest of all her releases.

“Dabbling in worldly Celtic, middle eastern, and New-Age flavors, while lyrically laced with epic imagery of dystopias, fallen empires, spiritual warfare, love and destiny, this album proves to be very promising and is expected to be received by fans and critics as one of the top symphonic metal albums of the year.”

The artwork for “Kings & Queens” was created by Jan Yrlund at Darkgrove Design [Delain, Apocalyptica, Sirenia] and the track listing is as follows:

01. Arcadia
02. Save the World
03. Angel Fell
04. Enter the Highlands
05. In the Palm of Your Hands
06. Alpha et Omega
07. Heart of Poison
08. Hourglass
09. Palace of Dreams
10. This Present Darkness
11. The Crown
12. Remnant
13. There Is No Farewell
14. Siúil a Rún (Acoustic Version)

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New Music Video “Save The World From Fire” Posted By A Hero For The World

International melodic metal act A Hero For the World released a new music video for the track “Save the World From Fire.” The song appears on the band’s new extended EP “On Fire,” which is available on all digital media formats. The international act is home based in Cebu, Philippines and survived the devastating typhoon Haiyan that struck the area recently. The video was shot the day before the hurricane struck.

Check out “Save the World From Fire” here:

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Steel Panther Talks “This Week In Music” On Steel Panther TV

Steel Panther, which is currently gearing up for the release of a third full-length album, has posted a new “Steel Panther TV” segment online. Check it out below. The band also comments:

“We know TV sucks now that Breaking Bad is over which is why Steel Panther TV is here to save the world. Check out the 1st installment of SP TV: This Week In Music Edition!

“Michael Starr and Satchel give you the straight dope on what’s coming out this week and if you should give a shit.”

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Trailer Clip For New EP “On Fire” Posted By A Hero For The World

International act A Hero For The World announced that the band will release a new extended EP entitled “On Fire.” The release will drop digitally on October 8th via the following digital media outlets: iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Rhapsody, Zune, Google Play, Xbox, Rdio, Deezer, Simfy, Muve Music, iHeartRadio, Nokia, MediaNet, Vervelife, Wimp, Sony, Gracenote, Shazam, 7Digital, Juke, eMusic and more. The EP was produced, mixed and mastered by Jacob Kaasgaard and David Sivelind at Paradise Power Studios in the Phillippines. Drum recordings were made in Los Angeles.

“On Fire” includes two new tracks: “Save the World From Fire,” a mid-tempo rocker with a persistent call-to-action, and “Die (If You Stand In My Way),” a song for the enemy, both a warning and a promise. There is also the ballad “Mahal Kita,” which marks the first hard rock/metal song sung in Taglish; a mix of Tagalog Filipino language and English.

Other notable tracks among the many bonus tracks include a unique live acoustic rendition of the band’s 2012 song “Eternal Shadows” and the orchestral “A Hero For The World Main Theme”; an obscure track that was originally composed back in 2007 for an unreleased feature film project. This composition later paved the way for the band’s debut album.

The full track listing is:

1. Save the World From Fire
2. The Chase
3. Die (If You Stand in My Way)
4. Mahal Kita
5. The Memory Will Remain
6. Eternal Shadows (Live in the Philippines — Acoustic Version)
7. End of Time (Instrumental Version)
8. We Are Forever (Edit Version)
9. Free Forever (Acoustic Version)
10. A Hero for the World Main Theme
11. A Quest for the Brave (Instrumental Version)
12. One Hope of Light (Edit Version)
13. Save the World From Fire (Extended version)
14. Die (If You Stand in My Way) (Instrumental Version)
15. Mahal Kita (Radio Edit)

A HERO FOR THE WORLD is:

Jacob Kaasgaard – Lead/Backing vocals, grand piano, keyboards, compositions and arrangements
David Sivelind – Guitars and bass
Andy Gentile — Drums
Louiebeth Aratan – Female vocals

Check out the trailer clip here:

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Vanderbuyst Streaming Full New Album "Flying Dutchmen"

In advance of its worldwide release this Friday, December 7th, the entire new “Flying Dutchmen” album from raging rock trio Vanderbuyst is now streaming in its entirety via Dutch website 3voor12 right here.

“Flying Dutchmen” will be publicly available on CD, LP, and digital download this week by Germany’s Ván Records. The following press release was also issued about the album:

“With the release of Flying Dutchmen, Vanderbuyst continue their tireless quest to save the world from flaccid rock. Much like their ancestors before them, Jonkman, Van Esbroek and Verbuyst have achieved an amazing feat of reclamation. Vanderbuyst have restored the heart and soul to hard rock without any gimmicks or ironic hipster attitude. This is the real deal.”

The album’s track listing is:

1. Frivolous Franny
2. Waiting In The Wings
3. Give Me One More Shot
4. The Butcher’s Knife
5. Tears Won’t Rinse
6. Never Be Clever
7. In Dutch
8. Johnny Got Lucky
9. Lecherous
10. Flying Dutchman
11. Welcome To The Night

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Start A Fire Streaming Two New Songs "Live To Burn" And "Save The World Anthem"

Start a Fire, which began the recording process for the new EP “Live to Burn” last month, has now issued the following announcement about streaming two tracks online:

“Check out 2 of our latest songs from the EP ‘LIVE TO BURN’

– Live to Burn
– Save the world Anthem

“More songs will be posted here in a not so distant future!”

You can listen to the songs by heading over to Start a Fire’s official MySpace music profile at this location.

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Melechesh Wraps Up Tour, Appears In Comic Strip

Sumerian black/thrash metallers Melechesh have just returned from their European tour as special guests of label mates Samael. Mastermind, vocalist and guitarist Ashmedi offers the following summary:

“So far we have completed our fourth tour, plus a festival run in support of The ‘Epigenesis’ album. Yet we still have some more gigs to announce.

“Lux Mundi tour was a great experience for one thing the weather was great so that things like the flu, ice and floods were kept at bay, but more importantly touring with talented bands like Keep of Kalessin and Samael was a pleasure, both on a professional and personal level as well . Massive Music did a very good job as always – a professional crew which is more like family than anything else. The opening acts Minkus, Dark End, Fluxious, Dead Shape Figure, Noctem, Six Reasons to Kill, and Inferi all had something different to offer, which added spice and diversity to each night of the tour, plus the guys and gals in those bands were just superb to have around. Now it is time to sit and compose!”

Furthermore, French comic artist Fabrice Gagos has included a tribute to both Melechesh members Ashmedi and Moloch to his weekly updated web comic by dedicating one of the main characters – Sayid – to the two. Here’s what the creator says about it:

“‘Ghouls of Nineveh’ is an ongoing web-comic featuring a pack of super-cool metal-heads fighting bloodthirsty Mesopotamian zombies for their lives after they’ve been awakened by mistake by a bunch of ultra-conservative Christians praying in their church. All of the above based upon some Mesopotamian legends, including goddess Ereshkigal and her long lost beloved, Nergal, god of plague…

“Mesopotamia, ghouls, metal-heads and mysticism – I couldn’t help but find that particular Melechesh’s title fitted perfectly. Most of all, I don’t want to spoil you the fun, but I can tell you that Sayid, guitar player and PhD in archeology owner (character-tribute to Moloch and Ashmedi), will take part in the rescuing of his friends. Metal, friendship and fun to save the world – with a bit of gore!”

Ashmedi adds: “Seeing how our music, song titles, lyrics, concepts, no matter how loosely related, inspire different artistic endeavours such as on this comic is satisfying and flattering to say the least! Plus I found it to be very entertaining and well done.”

Check out the English version of the comic by navigating your browser over to this location.

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Pop Evil To Release ‘War Of Angels’ In June

Pop Evil will be releasing their new record ‘War of Angels‘ on June 28th via eOne Music. Free downloads of the track “Save the World” and an acoustic version of the single “Last Man Standing” are available on Facebook.

A co-headlining tour with Crossfade and featuring Emphatic is being booked for June, current dates are listed here.

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