Sick Of It All Reveals New Album, “Wake The Sleeping Dragon!” Release Date And Artwork

New York’s Sick Of It All have announced the release of their upcoming album “Wake The Sleeping Dragon!,” which is scheduled for release on November 2nd via Century Media.

Working with friends is one of the key factors that are very important to Sick Of It All, so asking Ernie Parada for the striking front cover was an obvious choice. “There is no reason to burn bridges in this business”, says drummer drummer Armand Majidi. “Our history with Ernie Parada goes back to the late eighties, so working with him, there is a kinship that makes things easier to communicate.”

Singer Lou Koller and Parada came up with the idea of doing monster-movie styled art as the cover. “The dragon climbing the Empire State was a concept I always wanted to see brought to life, so the two ideas were destined to come together this way.”

Sick Of It All and Tue Madsen, who mixed and mastered Wake The Sleeping Dragon!, have maintained a long-lasting relationship based on understanding, friendship and most importantly, good results – three factors any band would be very happy with. The Jerry Farley also became a very important part of the creation of this album. After working with him at Nova Studios, Staten Island, New York, before they went for a closer approach on this album: “This is the first time we’ve ever had a producer involved from start to finish, including the song-writing process. His objective viewpoints helped settle a lot of little issues that could have easily become stumbling blocks, and the songs themselves ended up benefitting from them.”

Keep your eyes and ears open for a new song soon.

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Skálmold To Release New Album, “Sorgir,” This Fall

Icelandic Viking metal band SKÁLMÖLD will release their fifth full length album this fall, entitled “Sorgir.” The album title (which translates to “sorrows”) is appropriate for this concept album that is divided in two parts: The first four songs tell four short stories about tragedies and death. It is called Sagnir (tales). The second chapter called Svipir (ghosts) thickens the plot by telling the same four stories from a different perspective.

The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Ljósið
2. Sverðið
3. Brúnin
4. Barnið
5. Skotta
6. Gangári
7. Móri
8. Mara

“Sorgir” is available in the following formats:

1 CD Digipak + Bonus Track
2 LP Gatefold in different colors

You can pre-order the album here.

From August 22nd til August 25th SKÁLMÖLD will play four special shows together with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra in their hometown of Reykjavik. Three shows are already completely sold out.

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Cauldron Posts New Song, “Never Be Found” Online

Canadian metal trio Cauldron will release their long-awaited fifth studio album entitled “New Gods” on September 7 through Dissonance Productions in Europe and. For the follow up to their critically-acclaimed 2016 album “In Ruin”, Jason Decay (lead vocals/bass), Ian Chains (guitar) and Myles Deck (drums) together with producer Chris Stringer (Timber Timbre, Wooden Sky) honed and recorded the songs at Union Sound in Toronto for what would become “New Gods”. “New Gods”, the group’s fifth full-length studio record, once again promises a strong emphasis on songwriting and melody, complete with high-end organic production to match.

“I am very proud of the songwriting, performances and production on this one, and it is definitely the most confident I have been in a finished album of ours. It is dark, it’s heavy and it has a very melodic sense of AOR. Most importantly, it still sounds very Cauldron. I’m pretty sure people who were into In Ruin will like this one just as much if not more!” says Decay.

Listen to new song “Never Be Found” here

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Great White Drummer Audie Desbrow Speaks On Split With Vocalist Terry Ilous

In a recent interview with Listen Iowa, Great White drummer Audie Desbrow discussed the recent split with singer Terry Ilous, who had been in the band for seven years and the decision to replace him with Mitch Malloy. An excerpt from the interview reads as follows:

Q: There had been some grumblings online about Terry’s delivery of the songs that put you guys on the map with your original vocalist, Jack Russell. Some fans weren’t satisfied with what they were hearing. Did that play a part in this at all?

Desbrow: “The fans are very used to hearing Jack Russell’s voice in Great White. It’s very identifiable. With Terry, we could have gotten a Jack clone, but we didn’t. Terry fit the criteria of the music direction that we were going in very well. But some people thought we were actually trying to pass him off as Jack, which wasn’t our intention at all. It’s really hard after someone plays in the band for so long. You try to do the best interpretation of the phrasing of Great White. After a while, when you start to add your own style to it, it starts to stray away from what people want to hear.”

“Some things don’t work out business-wise, so we had to part ways with Terry. There were differences of opinions, personality clashes. Certain things just don’t work out after time and you just have to move on. It’s one of those things that sadly has to happen in the music world. I actually got along with Terry well. He’s a great singer. But Mitch is great, too, and we look forward to working with him.”

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Integrity Premiere Video For Cover Of G.I.S.M.’s “Document One”

Integrity debut a video for their take on G.I.S.M.‘s “Document One“, which you can stream below. The cover appears on the group’s recently released split with Krieg, which is out in stores now.

Days Integrity frontman Dwid Hellion of it:

“‘G.I.S.M.‘ has been one of my favorite bands since I was 13 years old, growing up in the Louisville punk scene. It feels great to be able to pay tribute to this amazing Japanese band by covering one of their songs. Hopefully, our cover reflects some of the intensity and savagery that G.I.S.M. stands for.”

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Integrity Premiere Video For Cover Of G.I.S.M.’s “Document One”

Integrity debut a video for their take on G.I.S.M.‘s “Document One“, which you can stream below. The cover appears on the group’s recently released split with Krieg, which is out in stores now.

Days Integrity frontman Dwid Hellion of it:

“‘G.I.S.M.‘ has been one of my favorite bands since I was 13 years old, growing up in the Louisville punk scene. It feels great to be able to pay tribute to this amazing Japanese band by covering one of their songs. Hopefully, our cover reflects some of the intensity and savagery that G.I.S.M. stands for.”

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Moonspell Premieres New, “Herr Spiegelmann” Live Video

A unique and solemn spell seems to shroud every spot as soon as Portuguese alchemists Moonspell enters the stage – and it was a very special evening indeed when the band played an exceptional show at the Campo Pequeno arena in their hometown Lissabon on February 4th, 2017. That inimitable bond between the gothic metal act and 4,000 of their fans in the sold-out venue is pure electricity, captured for all eternity on the massive Live DVD/Blu-Ray/3CD package Lisboa Under The Spell which will be released on August 17th via Napalm Records.

Watch “Herr Spiegelmann” from the upcoming release below.

The band on the video: “‘Herr Spiegelmann’, or Mr. Mirrorman, is a song inspired by the amazing book of Patrick Suskind, The Perfume. I guess everybody knows that book, if not shame on you. I wrote the lyrics to the “execution scene” where people start seeing on the tortured, beaten down man on the stake, everything wonderful they want to see. Like a mirror man, reflecting their fears and ambitions and most secret wishes. I really love this song and the visual part of it was specially designed for this show, with the laser gloves and the mirror jacket, in a tentative to convey the eerie and psychedelic atmosphere of the song. I hope you guys enjoy this advance from Lisboa Under the Spell, as it does reflect the struggle for an original and emotional cut of the songs, just like a Moonspell show should be, add magic.”

The band on the new live epos: “We are thrilled to announce the release of our brand new Live DVD/Blu-Ray/3CD, Live album, entitled Lisboa Under The Spell! It was recorded live on our breathtaking capitol city of Lisbon and it’s nothing short of an epic trek of more than three action packed hours! We have played Wolfheart, Irreligiosuplus Extinct in full, invited a bunch of guests, summoned our biggest strength to be up to the task, and it feels awesome to unleash a long awaited live release from Moonspell. This edition will be full packed with amazing material, bonus CDs from the shows, a in depth documentary about the band, top sound, dramatic flair and a human picture of thousands of Portuguese witches and wolves under the spell. A great document of what we are on and off stage. Don’t miss out and visit Lisbon through the eyes of Moonspell fans and the genius work of director Victor Castro.”

It was definitely about time, since Moonspell aficionados have been thirsting for a new live release ever since Lusitanian Metal (2008). Thus, Lisboa Under The Spell is not simply a visual testimony to the success of Portugal`s biggest metal band – it is a celebration of the unbound creativity and pure magic that is Moonspell.

Lisboa Under The Spell will be available in the following formats:

– BD/DVD/3-CD DVDPac (6 pages Digipack, 28 pages booklet, 29 tracks + Rockumentary, 3 full length filmed shows, behind the scenes & making of videos, Gallery)

– 3LP Gatefold (29 tracks) Black/Gold/Blue Vinyl

– LTD Deluxe Fanbox incl.

* BD/DVD/3-CD DVD Pac
* Coverflag
* Lanyard & Pass
* Pendant
* Patch

Pre Order Lisboa Under The Spell here.

Tracklisting:

I – Rockumentary – band documentary by Victor Castro

II – Wolfheart Show – full album played live

1. Wolfshade (A Werewolf Masquerade)
2. Love Crimes
3. Of Dream And Drama
4. Lua D’inverno
5. Trebaruna
6. Ataegina
7. Vampiria
8. An Erotic Alchemy
9. Alma Mater

III – Irreligious Show – full album played live

1. Perverse Almost Religious
2. Opium
3. Awake!
4. For A Taste Of Eternity
5. Ruin & Misery
6. A Poisoned Gift
7. Raven Claws (Feat. Mariangela Demurtas)
8. Mephisto
9. Herr Spiegelmann
10. Fullmoon Madness

IV – Extinct Show – full album played live

1. All Gone From The Wild (Intro)
2. Breathe (Until We Are No More)
3. Extinct (Feat. Carolina Torres)
4. Medusalem
5. Domina
6. The Last Of Us
7. Malignia
8. Funeral Bloom
9. A Dying Breed
10. The Future Is Dark

V – Making Of – show day

VI – Gallery – live and backstage pics

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GWAR: “Carnival of Chaos”, “Ragnarök” and “This Toilet Earth” LP Re-Issues Now Available via Metal Blade Records

– August 1st, 2018 –

GWAR has released LP re-issues of the classic albums “Carnival of Chaos“, “Ragnarök” and “This Toilet Earth” via Metal Blade Records. Available as 180g picture discs, these exclusive editions can be purchased now at: indiemerch.com/metalbladerecords

Carnival of Chaos
– dark blue / light blue marbled vinyl (limited to 1000 copies)
– yellow w/ red splatter vinyl (limited to 500 copies)
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SIDE A
01. Penguin Attack
02. Let’s Blame the Lightman
03. First Rule Is
04. Sammy
SIDE B
05. Endless Apocalypse
06. Billy Bad Ass
07. Hate Love Songs
08. Letter from the Scallop Boat
09. Pre-Skool Prostitute
SIDE C
10. If I Could Be That
11. In Her Fear
12. Back to Iraq
13. I Suck on My Thumb
14. The Private Pain of Techno Destructo
15. Gonna Kill U
SIDE D
16. Sex Cow
17. Antarctican Drinking Song
18. Don’t Need a Man

Ragnarök
– grey / white marbled vinyl (limited to 1000 copies)
– blue / red swirl vinyl (limited to 500 copies)
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SIDE A
01. Meat Sandwich
02. The New Plague
03. Whargoul
04. Ragnarok
05. Dirty, Filthy
06. Stalin’s Organs
07. Knife in Yer Guts
SIDE B
08. Think You Outta Know This
09. Martyr Dumb
10. Nudged
11. Fire in the Loins
12. Surf of Syn
13. Crush Kill Destroy
14. None but the Brave

This Toilet Earth
– red / black split vinyl (limited to 1000 copies)
– blue / red splatter vinyl (limited to 500 copies)
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SIDE A
01. Saddam a Go-Go
02. Penis I See
03. Eat Steel
04. Jack the World
05. Sonderkommando
06. Bad Bad Men
07. Pepperoni
SIDE B
08. The Innsiduous Soliloquy of Skulhedface
09. Fight
10. The Issue of Tissue (Spacecake)
11. Pocket Pool
12. Slap U Around
13. Krak Down
14. Filthy Flow
15. The Obliteration of Flab Quarv 7

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U.D.O. Reveals New Album, “Steelfactory” Details, Posts New Video, “One Heart One Soul” Online

German metal gods U.D.O. will release their new album “Steelfactory” on August 31st worldwide via AFM Records. An official video for the new song “One Heart One Soul” is available for streaming below.

With “Steelfactory,” U.D.O return to their core competence, clearly influenced by their past shows with Dirkschneider, the songs in their rousingly simple straightness have a hymn character, as it is only known from the past.

“Steelfactory” has become a timeless metal album and thus the impressive statement of a master of his craft. With its earthy, punchy and handmade sound – with the participation of the Danish producer Jacob Hansen (among others Volbeat) – “Steelfactory” meets the nerve of the time, which may be triggered again since the successful Dirkschneider tour worldwide.

Steelfactory will available in the following formats:

– Ltd. Boxset
– Ltd. Digipak
– Gtf. Red/Yellow Splatter 2-Vinyl / AFM Exclusive
– Gtf. Silver/Black Marbled 2-Vinyl / AFM Exclusive
– Gtf. Clear Red 2-Vinyl
– Gtf. Clear Yellow 2-Vinyl
– Gtf. Black 2-Vinyl
– CD Jewelcase
– Download & Streaming

Tracklisting:

1. Tongue Reaper
2. Make The Move
3. Keeper Of My Soul
4. In The Heat Of The Night
5. Raise The Game
6. Blood On Fire
7. Rising High
8. The Devil Is An Angel (Bonus Digipak)
9. Hungry And Angry
10. One Heart One Soul
11. Pictures In My Dreams (Bonus Digipak)
12. A Bite Of Evil
13. Eraser
14. Rose In The Desert
15. The Way

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Deicide Release Date For New Album “Overtures Of Blasphemy” Set For September

Deicide‘s new effort “Overtures Of Blasphemy” will be out September 14th via Century Media. The group worked with producer Jason Suecof (Trivium, The Black Dahlia Murder) at Audio Hammer Studios on this latest outing. Artist Zbigniew M. Bielak (Ghost, Mayhem) created the cover art for the new full-length, which can be seen below.

Comments vocalist/bassist Glen Benton of the effort:

“This album came together over time, meaning we didn’t want to rush it. A few people might remember an interview where Steve Asheim (original member, drummer/songwriter) said ‘the material is done, but it’s just not there yet.’ Well, that was the jumping off point of when this album truly started taking shape and the songs became what they are now…complete, compact and effective. As the band pushed forward, so did the writing process and a few other processes which made the record and the band stronger. The result is Overtures Of Blasphemy, perhaps the group’s strongest release to date. Jason Suecof lended his considerable talents and attention to detail in making the tracking of the songs as great as they can be and the final mix as sonically brutal, yet as listenable as possible. An arduous process, but one well worth the time and effort.”

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