Triptykon Seeking New Drummer, Announces Festival Shows

Triptykon made the following statement announcing upcoming festival appearances and the search for a new drummer:

“We feel very honored to have been invited to play Spain’s Leyendas del Rock and Germany’s Party.San festivals this August. Both festivals hold a unique significance for Triptykon: our concert at Leyendas del Rock will mark the first time Triptykon will play in Spain, fulfilling a desire we have had for quite some time.

“The return to Party.San is equally important for us. Triptykon’s first appearance at the festival, in August of 2011, was heavily marred by the unexpected shutdown of the main stage due to storm damage, and by a number of local organizational issues. Party.San is a truly extraordinary festival in our eyes, and we feel privileged and delighted to be given the opportunity to finally honour it with a proper concert.

“But these two festivals are significant to us for yet another, far more personal reason. These will be the final concerts we will play with our drummer, Norman Lonhard. Norman joined Triptykon in December of 2008, thereby completing the freshly formed band. He recorded two acclaimed albums, an EP, and a single with the group, appeared in all of Triptykon’s video clips, and performed uncounted concerts around the globe with us.

“We are proud of Triptykon’s exceedingly stable line-up, not least in light of some of the events that transpired in Triptykon’s predecessor, Celtic Frost. It reflects Triptykon’s internal spirit of harmony that this first departure of a member of the group occurs in true friendship and deep mutual respect. After eight and a half years of invoking supreme darkness with Triptykon onstage and in the studio, Norman has indicated his desire to explore different musical avenues in the future. It is a wish we fully understand, of course, but also one we bemoan on a personal level.

“We all wish Norman the very best for any and all of his future endeavours. He will forever remain one of us. Triptykon is thus now looking for a new drummer, before continuing work on the group’s third album and returning to the world’s stages. We are taking the required technical capabilities for granted, and we are completely open with regard to age and female and male applicants. Of decisive importance to us, however, are uniqueness, an unrestricted musical horizon, creativity, artistic courage, a stable and professional personality, and an appearance that reflects the group’s music and unique historic background.

“Interested parties may contact Triptykon through this e-mail address: triptykonswitzerland[at] Please note that this e-mail address will only respond to serious inquiries regarding the above mentioned topic.”

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Date For Debut EP Release “Burning Torches” Set By Krossfyre

Today, Spain’s Krossfyre set September 15th as the international release date for the debut EP “Burning Torches” via Hells Headbangers on both CD and 12″ vinyl.

One of the most exciting newcomers Hells Headbangers has come across lately, Krossfyre formed only last year, but set to work on writing and recording “Burning Torches,” completing the six-song/20-minute EP last September at Moontower Studios. Although an otherwise brand-new name, Krossfyre include among their ranks members who do or have done time in such bands as Sheidim, Spain’s Graveyard, Körgull the Exterminator, Insulters, Morbid Flesh, and Suspiral. Nevertheless, the creation of Burning Torches itself bespeaks a whole new era of domination.

Right from its very beginning, “Burning Torches” explodes with an excitement and electricity that are uniquely Krossfyre’s, passion and poison mixed into one.

Pounding metal, diabolic force, total power from Hell: this Spanish quintet whip forth a fury that’s strangely familiar yet simultaneously refreshingly unique; it’s a sound that’s been brewing in cast-iron cauldrons for time eternal, but now bubbling over with a youthful joie de vivre. References to be made include classic Nifelheim and Vomitor, but also early Tribulation, later Desaster, Gospel of the Horns, Bestial Mockery, and Nocturnal Graves among others. But the sheer charisma and cantankerous esprit Krossfyre exude – not to mention infectious, gloriously METAL songwriting – puts the band squarely amongst those hallowed ranks. Early days still, to be sure, but on evidence of the forthcoming “Burning Torches,” the name Krossfyre will soon be upon the tongues of diehards worldwide soon enough. Take these “Burning Torches” and feel the fire!

The track listing is as follows:

1. Krossfyre (intro)
2. Fire Solution (check out the song here)
3. Burning Torches
4. Tabellae Defixionum
5. Black Jaws of Evil
6. The Great Masturbator

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Bloodhunter Signs Deal With Xtreem Music

Spanish male-backed death metal band Bloodhunter just inked a deal for the release of an upcoming 2nd full-length album via Xtreem Music this coming fall.

Originally emerging back in 2008, Bloodhunter is one of Spain’s leading death metal forces. Led vocalist Diva Satanica, the band released debut album “Bloodhunter” back in 2014.

Bloodhunter has now finished recordings for a new album to be entitled “The End of Faith,” whose lineup is completed with guitarist Fenris, bassist Éadrom, and session drummer Marcelo Aires. Full album info will arrive shortly – stay tuned!

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Moribundo Debuts New Song “Suicidio Ilustrado” From Upcoming New Album “Raíz Amarga”

Death / doom metal band from Spain Moribundo debuts a new song entitled “Suicidio Ilustrado”, taken from the upcoming new album “Raíz Amarga” (Spanish for “Bitter Root”), which will be jointly released by the Russian labels Satanath Records and More Hate Productions on June 18.

Check out now “Suicidio Ilustrado” below.

Raíz Amarga features cover art by the talented César Valladares (Asphyx, Necropsy, Nominon, Anatomia). It was recorded and mixed by Evilead at Bizarre Sounds Studio (Spain), and mastered by Hiili Hiilesmaa at Yellow House Studio, Finland (Swallow the Sun, Moonspell, Amorphis, Sentenced).

01. Vida
02. Antitesis
03. Suicidio Ilustrado
04. Luz (Ciego Color)
Length – 34:47

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Igorrr launches “The Making of ‘Savage Sinusoid’ [part3]“

– June 13th, 2017 –

On June 16th, Igorrr – the brainchild of French musician and eclectic composer Gautier Serre – will release their new album, Savage Sinusoid, via Metal Blade Records. On this record, electronic manipulations, accordion, saxophone, sitar, harpsichord, mandolin and strings sit comfortably alongside ruthless blastbeats, chunky riffs, death grunts and soaring operatic vocals – and as chaotic as this might sometimes seem, there is no lack of heart behind everything thundering from the speakers. To watch a behind-the-scenes video of the making of Savage Sinusoid, part 3 of the series can be viewed at:

The previous episodes can be seen below:
–Part 1:
–Part 2:

For another preview of Savage Sinusoid, the previously released singles, “ieuD” and Cheval” (featuring guest vocals by Cattle Decapitation‘s Travis Ryan!), can also be heard at: – where the record can be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Digipak CD
–pale skin clear vinyl (limited to 500 copies)
–cream/white splatter (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–golden yellow vinyl (limited to 100 copies – Bandcamp exclusive)
–tan-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – US exclusive)
*exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Savage Sinusoid track-listing:
1. Viande
2. ieuD
3. Houmous
4. Opus Brain
5. Problème d’émotion
6. Spaghetti Forever
7. Cheval
8. Apopathodiaphulatophobie
9. Va te foutre
10. Robert
11. Au Revoir

To realize Savage Sinusoid as a completely sample-free record, Serre reunited with vocalists Laurent Lunoir and Laure Le Prunenec, along with drummer Sylvain Bouvier, and collaborated with more musicians than on any of his previous releases – one of those guests being Cattle Decapitation‘s Travis Ryan, who lends his vocals on “Cheval”, “Apopathodiaphulatophobie” and “Robert”. “Viande” also sees Teloch (Mayhem) contribute some guitar/bass work, while “Houmous” features accordionists Pierre Mussi and Adam Stacey (the latter of whom is in Secret Chiefs 3 – a project by Mr. Bungle‘s Trey Spruance). While Savage Sinusoid draws from a plethora of genres, Serre has no intention of baffling or alienating potential listeners. As he explains:“I just want to make the music I love, without asking myself if it’s gonna be too complex or too far from what people like. I want to make the music which has sense to me, with no restrictions, like a big party with metalheads, electronics nerds, classical and baroque-heads and gypsy violinists getting drunk and joining together to bring the best of every genre.”

Igorrr tour dates
June 17 – Hellfest Open Air – Clisson, France
Jul. 7 – What The Fest?!#2 – Vendargues, France
Jul. 9 – UK Tech Fest – Winthorpe, United Kingdom
Jul. 15 – Dour Festival – Dour, Belgium
Aug. 11 – Brutal Assault – Jaromer, Czech Republic
Oct. 4 – Gagarin – Tel Aviv, Israel
Oct. 6 – Paloma – Nimes, France
Oct. 7 – Razzmatazz – Barcelona, Spain
Oct. 8 – Caracol – Madrid, Spain
Oct. 9 – Iboat – Bordeaux, France
Oct. 10 – Le Ferrailleur – Nantes, France
Oct. 11 – La Carene – Brest, France
Oct. 13 – Rvlt Festival – Rotterdam, Netherlands
Oct. 14 – Willemeen – Arnhem, Netherlands
Oct. 15 – La Cartonnerie – Reims, France
Oct. 16 – Le 106 – Rouen, France
Oct. 17 – Aeronef – Lille, France
Oct. 19 – Les Trinitaires – Metz, France
Oct. 20 – Rock Your Brain Festival – Selestat, France
Oct. 21 – Make Some Noise Festival – Cannes, France
Oct. 22 – Magnolia – Milano, Italy
Oct. 23 – Cycle Club – Calenzano, Italy
Oct. 25 – Randal – Bratislava, Slovakia
Oct. 26 – Durer Kert – Budapest, Hungary
Oct. 27 – Nova Chmelnice – Praha, Czech Republic
Oct. 28 – Bi Nuu – Berlin, Germany
Oct. 29 – Scheune – Dresden, Germany
Oct. 30 – Logo – Hamburg. Germany
Nov. 1 – Glocksee – Hannover, Germany
Nov. 2 – TBA – Athens, Greece
Nov. 4 – GrindWaarpen Festival – Antwerpen, Belgium
Nov. 5 – The Craufurd Arms – Milton, UK
Nov. 7 – The Flapper – Birmingham, UK
Nov. 8 – 02 Academy Islington – London, UK
Nov. 9 – Audio – Glasgow, UK
Nov. 10 – Rebellion – Manchester, UK
Nov. 13 – Rex – Toulouse, France
Nov. 14 – La Cooperative De mai – Clermont-Ferrand, France
Nov. 15 – La Maroquinerie – Paris, France
Nov. 16 – CCO – Lyon, France
Nov. 17 – Wooz Club – Bulach, Switzerland
Nov. 18 – Ebullition – Bulle, Switzerland

Igorrr online:

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Code Orange Posts “Bleeding In The Blur” Music Video

Code Orange just unveiled an official music video for “Bleeding In The Blur,” taken off “Forever.” The video, which was directed by Max Moore, is streaming below.

Recorded with producers Will Yip at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA and Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studios in Salem, MA, the “Forever” album debuted earlier this year. Next month Code Orange will kick-off a run of international dates supporting System Of A Down.

Dates get underway June 1st at Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland. Code Orange will then return to the states this July for a series of festival performances including Chicago Open Air (7/14), Rock USA (7/15), This Is Hardcore (7/29), and Psycho Las Vegas (8/18).

** Direct support for System Of A Down
* Co-headline with Touche Amore

Jun 01 Hallenstadion Zurich, Switzerland **
Jun 03 Rock im Park Festival Nürnberg, Germany
Jun 04 Rock am Ring Festival Eifel, Germany
Jun 06 Milan Rock Festival Milan, Italy
Jun 07 Open Air Zenith Nancy, France **
Jun 08 The Haunt Brighton, United Kingdom
Jun 09 Download Festival UK Derby, United Kingdom
Jun 10 Download Festival Paris Paris, France
Jun 12 O2 arena Prague, Czech Republic **
Jun 13 Wuhlheide Berlin, Germany **
Jun 14 Barclaycard Arena Hamburg, Germany **
Jun 16 Nova Rock Nickelsdorf, Austria
Jun 17 Graspop Metal Meeting Dessel, Belgium
Jun 19 Post Tenebras Rock / L’Usine Geneva, Switzerland
Jun 20 Nimes Festival Nîmes, France **
Jun 21 Razzmatazz 3 Barcelona, Spain *
Jun 22 Download Festival Madrid Madrid, Spain
Jun 23 RCA Club Lisbon, Portugal *
Jun 24 Hard Club Porto, Portugal *
Jul 14 Chicago Open Air Chicago, Illinois
Jul 15 Rock USA Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Jul 29 This Is Hardcore Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 18 Psycho Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nevada

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Arch Enemy Unveils New Album “Will To Power”

In March 2017, Arch Enemmy completed the “War Eternal” album cycle with the “As The Stages Burn!” live release, which was filmed and recorded at the band’s massive headlining show at Wacken Open Air.

Now, it is time for the next chapter in the band’s history as Arch Enemy hereby announces the title and release date of forthcoming tenth studio album, “Will To Power,” with a worldwide release due for September 8th, 2017 through Century Media Records.

Shortly after the album’s release, the “Will To Power” touring cycle will kick off with shows in Eastern Europe, Austria, Finland and Russia, to be followed by an extensive North America tour in October / November. A full European tour can be expected in early 2018. Dates will be announced soon!

Michael Amott comments: “After many months of writing and recording in the studio we are delighted to have finally completed work on our 10th studio album, ‘Will To Power.’ We are looking forward to sharing new music with you soon. We are equally excited to announce the first leg of our ‘Will To Power’ world tour… Can’t wait to play new and old songs for our fans, see you all soon!”

Catch these upcoming Arch Enemy 2017 tour dates:

06.07.2017 Rock Harz Festival, Ballenstedt, Germany
08.07.2017 Resurrection Fest, Viveiro, Spain
12.07.2017 Rockmarathon, Dunaújváros, Hungary
15.07.2017 Gefle Metal Festival, Sweden
04.08.2017 Rock Pod Kamenom Festival, Snina, Slovakia
05.08.2017 Ostrave v Plamenech, Ostrave, Czech Republic
07.08.2017 Festival Di Majano, Majano, Itlay
08.08.2017 Conrad Sohm, Dornbirn, Austria
10.08.2017 Leyendas Del Rock, Villena, Spain
11.08.2017 Vagos Metal Fest, Vagos, Portugal
12.08.2017 Into The Grave, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
13.08.2017 Bloodstock Open Air, Walton-On-Trent, UK

“Will To Power Tour 2017” w/ special guest Jinjer
15.09.2017 Music Hall, Innsbruck, Austria
16.09.2017 Posthof, Linz, Austria
17.09.2017 Cvetlicarna, Ljubljana, Slovenia
18.09.2017 Dom Omladine, Belgrade, Serbia
20.09.2017 Quantic Club Open Air Stage, Bucharest, Rumania
21.09.2017 Universiada Hall, Sofia, Bulgaria
22.09.2017 Piraeus 117 Academy, Athens, Greece
23.09.2017 Principal Club Theater Thessaloniki, Greece
25.09.2017 Majestic Music Club, Bratislava, Slovakia
26.09.2017 Progresja, Warsaw, Poland
27.09.2017 Loftas, Vilnius, Lithuania
29.09.2017 Melna Piektdiena, Riga, Latvia
30.09.2017 Rock Café, Tallinn, Estonia
01.10.2017 The Circus, Helsinki, Finland
03.10.2017 Re:Public, Minsk, Belarus *
04.10.2017 Aurora, St. Petersburg, Russia *
06.10.2017 Otdyh, Novosibirsk, Russia *
08.10.2017 Tele Club, Yekaterinburg, Russia *
10.10.2017 Yotaspace, Moscow, Russia *
11.10.2017 Zvezda, Samara, Russia*
*without Jinjer

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Inglorious Releases “Inglorious II” Album

Produced by the band and mixed by Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith), “Inglorious II” is out now and can be streamed in the Spotify player below. You can also catch Inglorious live supporting the record on these dates:

5/15: Birmingham, United Kingdom @ HMV Birmingham
5/16: Liverpool, United Kingdom @ HMV Liverpool One
5/17: Leeds, United Kingdom @ HMV Leeds
5/18: Reading, United Kingdom @ HMV Reading
5/19: London, United Kingdom @ Islington Assembly Hall
6/16: Clisson, France @ Hellfest Festival
6/17: Cologne, Germany @ Luxor
6/18: Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Festival
6/19: Aschaffenburg, Germany @ Colos-Saal
6/21: Hamburg, Germany @ LOGO
6/22: Copenhagen, Denmark @ Copenhell
6/24: Vitoria Gasteiz, Spain @ Azkena Rock Festival
7/29: Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom @ Steelhouse Festival
8/19: Farnham, United Kingdom @ Weyfest

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Details Of New Album “Doppelgänger” Revealed By Totengott

Spanish dark metal act Totengott revealed details of the upcoming new release “Doppelgänger.” The album drops on July 11th via Xtreem Music. Dutch label Burning World will be handling the digital and vinyl releases. Yesterday, the band released the new song “Delusion of Negation,” which you can check out over here.

Featuring three long tracks, “Doppelgänger” was recorded, produced, and mixed by Totengott at Anglagard Recording Studio (Grao, Spain) during late 2016/early 2017. The album was mastered by James Plotkin (well known for his work with bands like Conan, Electric Wizard, Isis the band, Amenra, Thou, Jesu et. al.). The cover artwork was created by Procesonegro Art Studio and can be seen below the track listing, which is as follows:

1. Delusion of Negation (8:48) (song streaming here.
2. Satan Beside You (14:03)
3. Doppelgänger (21:31)

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Reissue Of First Two Albums On The Way From Caligula’s Horse

Caligula’s Horse, one of Australia’s most exciting and innovative progressive bands, is set to return to Europe in June 2017 for a string of live dates including support slots with Opeth, Anathema & Pain of Salvation, UK headline shows and festival appearances at Midsummer Prog Festival (Valkenburg, Netherlands) and the Be Prog! My Friend Festival (Barcelona, Spain). To coincide with that, InsideOutMusic will reissue the band’s first two albums “Moments From Ephemeral City” and “The Tide, the Thief & River’s End” on June 16th in both CD and digital download formats.

“Moments From Ephemeral City” was released in 2011, and is the band’s debut album. Originally intended as a solo album by Sam Vallen, it quickly became the start of the story for Caligula’s Horse once vocalist Jim Grey became involved. Recorded entirely by the duo, it presents a vision that is colourful, eclectic and vivid.

“The Tide, the Thief & River’s End” followed in 2013, and was a concept album that explored themes of oppression, exodus, and the inexorable survival of the human spirit. The album saw them perform with the likes of Protest The Hero, Mastodon & Opeth, as well as garnering the attention of current label InsideOutMusic.

Vocalist Jim Grey comments: “We’re thrilled that our first two albums will be far easier to get a hold of around the world now through Inside Out Music. ‘Moments’ and ‘River’s End’ are an integral part of the Caligula’s Horse journey – we learned a lot creating them and though it’s been some years since their release, we’re as proud of them as ever.

“We’re looking forward to sharing fan favorites from our whole back catalogue with our friends in Europe in June!”

You can find the full list of tour dates below:

19th June – Le Rex, Toulouse, France w/ Pain of Salvation
20th June – Les Docks, Lausanne, Switzerland w/ Opeth
21st June – Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland w/ Opeth
22nd June – Substage, Karlsruhe, Germany w/ Pain of Salvation
23rd June – Doornroosje, Nijmegen, Netherlands w/ Anathema
24th June – Midsummer Prog Festival, Valkenburg, Netherlands
25th June – The Talking Heads, Southampton, UK
28th June – The Black Heart, London, UK
30th June – Be Prog! My Friend Festival, Barcelona, Spain

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