Cover Artwork, Title For New Album “Bleed To Death” Revealed By Aposento

One of Spain’s oldest death metal bands Aposento has just revealed the cover artwork for the sophomore album to be entitled “Bleed to Death,” which is set to drop on June 12th through Xtreem Music.

“Bleed to Death” was recorded in Haro (Spain) at Rocklab Studios by Dan Díez. The album was mixed and mastered at Soundlodge Studios by Jörg Uken, who previously worked with bands like Sinister, God Dethroned, Dew-Scented and Suicidal Angels.

The album is the first to feature Mark Berserk on vocals, who joined the band in 2014 just after the debut self-titled album dropped, and drummer Gabriel Valcázar, who joined in 2016. The band’s current sound is faster, more technical and brutal.

The cover artwork (shown below) was created by Abigor Artaburu, who also created the band’s debut full length. More information on the release, including track listing and first single, is expected soon.

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The Wizards Sign With Fighter Records, New Album Details Revealed

Spanish ’70s hard/heavy rock band The Wizards has inked a deal with Fighter Records for the release of the highly anticipated second album “Full Moon in Scorpio,” which will see the light on May 16th internationally.

Formed in Bilbao (Basque Country) back in 2013, these five outcasts decided to form a band after several intense sessions of drug abuse and hard liquor drinking marathons at backyard parties where the records of Black Sabbath, Danzing, The Cult, Blue Oyster Cult, Pentagram, Deep Purple, Dio, Horisont, and Electric Wizard were played so loud, neighbors would call the police sooner than expected.

In January 2014, The Wizards recorded the first demo, “Plagues.” With only four songs recorded and a bunch of covers, the band was able to win the 26th edition of the local pop/rock contest Villa de Bilbao. During 2015, the band released the self-titled debut album through its own label, Witch Records, in collaboration with French label Geea Music.

The band played live in France, Basque Country, and Spain opening for legendary bands and artists such as The Dictators, Iggy Pop, and Turbonegro, sharing the stage with bands like Horisont, Peter Pan Speed Rock, and Hypnos among others. The Wizards was even invited to participate in festivals such as Madrid Stoner Scene Fest, Kriston Fest, and Faan Fest.

During April 2016, The Wizards entered Gaua Studio together with Brooklyn-based produced Dean Rispler, current bass-player for The Dictators. During two weeks, they recorded eight songs that form the upcoming second album. “Full Moon in Scorpio” was engineered by Asier Zubelbu and mixed and mastered by Jesse Cannon (The Cure, The Misfits, The Dillinger Escape Plan) at Cannon Found Soundation in Union City, New Jersey.

The new release contains eight tracks of hard & heavy rock attack, the lyrics dealing with such issues as the destruction of the veils that blind us, the vast concepts of space and time, the search for spiritual enlightenment, and so on. For the band, it truly means a step forward in the quest for world domination. The sound is bigger, the songs are better, and The Wizards is ready to destroy and fuck things up wherever a presence is needed. The western world is collapsing – let’s dance over the fires while we howl at the Scorpio Moon. All in the name of rock ‘n’ roll – all in the name of Lucifer!

“Full Moon in Scorpio” will be released in CD and vinyl LP formats. In the meantime, check out lead off track “Avidya” below. The album artwork and track listing can be found here:

1. Avidya
2. Calliope (Cosmic Revelations)
3. Odinist
4. Stardust
5. Leaving the Past Behind
6. Halftones to Eternity
7. Who are You, Mr. Gurdjieff?
8. When We Were Gods

Check out “Avidya” here:

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Kvelertak Releases “Bronsegud” Video, Announces Tour With Metallica

Roadrunner Records group Kvelertak just released an official music video for “Bronsegud,” taken from latest LP “Nattesferd.” The video, which was directed by Stian Andersen, documents the band’s life on the road traveling the world and performing neck-breaking sets to sold-out audiences.

Furthermore, Kvelertak has been announced as special guest for the entirety of Metallica’s upcoming “WorldWired” European tour. Dates are set to kick off September 4th at The Netherlands’ Ziggo Dome and continue through May 2018. A full listing of upcoming Kvelertak tour dates is available after the jump.

Mar. 16, 2017 – Kongsberg, Norway – Energimølla
Mar. 17, 2017 – Sogndal, Norway – MEIRET
Mar. 18, 2017 – Molde, Norway – Gamle Kulturhuset
Mar. 17, 2017 – Molde, Norway – Gamle Kulturhuset
Mar. 22, 2017 – Alta, Norway – City Scene
Mar. 23, 2017 – Tromso, Norway – Driv
Mar. 24, 2017 – Narvik, Norway – Vinterfestuka
Mar. 25, 2017 – Rognan, Norway – Slipen Scene – SOLD OUT
Mar. 26, 2017 – Bodø, Norway – Sinus
Mar. 29, 2017 – Trondheim, Norway – Byscenen
Mar. 30, 2017 – Skien, Norway – PARKBIOGRAFEN
Mar. 31, 2017 – Drammen, Norway – Union Scene
Apr. 1, 2017 – Halden, Norway – Brygga Kultursal
Apr. 26, 2017 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Valby Hallen
Apr. 27, 2017 – Oslo, Norway – Oslo Spektrum
Apr. 28, 2017 – Stockholm, Sweden– Hovet
Apr. 30, 2017 – Helsinki, Finland – Helsingin Jäähalli
May 20, 2017 – Huskvarna, Sweden – Park Sounds
Jun. 18, 2017 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop

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Sept. 4, 2017 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
Sept. 6, 2017 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
Sept. 8, 2017 – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
Sept. 10, 2017 – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
Sept. 12, 2017 – Lyon, France – Halle Tony Garnier
Sept. 14, 2017 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
Sept. 16, 2017 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
Oct. 22, 2017 – London, England, UK – The O2 Arena
Oct. 24, 2017 – London, England, UK – The O2 Arena
Oct. 26, 2017 – Glasgow, Scotland, UK – The SSE Hydro
Oct. 28, 2017 – Manchester, England, UK – Manchester Arena
Oct. 30, 2017 – Birmingham, England, UK – Genting Arena
Nov. 1, 2017 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
Nov. 3, 2017 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
Feb. 1, 2018 – Lisbon, Portugal – MEO Arena
Feb. 3, 2018 – Madrid, Spain – Wizink Center
Feb. 5, 2018 – Madrid, Spain – Wizink Center
Feb. 7, 2018 – Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi
Feb. 10, 2018 – Turin, Italy – Pala Alpitour
Feb. 12, 2018 – Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena
Feb. 14, 2018 – Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena
Feb. 16, 2018 – Mannheim, Germany – SAP Arena
Mar. 27, 2018 – Herning, Denmark – Jyske Bank Boxen
Mar. 29, 2018 – Hamburg, Germany – Barclaycard Arena
Mar. 31, 2018 – Vienna, Austria – Wiener Stadthalle
Apr. 2, 2018 – Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
Apr. 5, 2018 – Budapest, Hungary – Sports Arena
Apr. 7, 2018 – Stuttgart, Germany – Schleyerhalle
Apr. 9, 2018 – Stuttgart, Germany – Schleyerhalle
Apr. 11, 2018 – Geneva, Switzerland – Palexpo
Apr. 26, 208 – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
Apr. 28, 2018 – Krakow, Poland – Tauron Arena
Apr. 30, 2018 – Leipzig, Germany – Leipzig Arena
May 2, 2018 – Oslo, Norway – Telenor Arena
May 5, 2018 – Stockholm, Sweden – Ericsson Globe
May 7, 2018 – Stockholm, Sweden – Ericsson Globe
May 9, 2018 – Helsinki, Finland – Hartwall Arena
May 11, 2018 – Helsinki, Finland – Hartwall Arena

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Ensiferum Recording New Album For 2017 Release

Ensiferum recently entered the Astia studio in Lappeenranta, Finland, where the band recorded a few demo songs for an upcoming seventh full-length album set to be released in September 2017 via Metal Blade Records.

The quintet will soon return to the Astia studio to begin recording this new album, which will be produced once again by Anssi Kippo (Children Of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene, Entwine etc.).

Sami Hinkka (bass) comments: “Hi Folks! So, as some of you might have already noticed from our social media channels, we are getting ready to go record the next Ensiferum album pretty soon. Just a few weeks ago, we recorded demo versions with Anssi Kippo, who also recorded and produced ‘One Man Army’. The demo session went smoothly, and working with Anssi is always such a pleasure because he is so full of creative ideas and positive attitude.

“The goal for the new album will be to capture Ensiferum’s live energy on the songs, and we also plan to use analog recording as much as possible to guarantee the best possible sound. The song material will include familiar elements, but like we always love to do, we will also take Ensiferum’s mighty warship to unexplored seas of musical madness. More info later.”

Before the album’s release, European fans will be able to catch Ensiferum at various festivals this summer. See below for all dates, with more shows to be announced:

Mar. 31 – Full Metal Mountain – Troepolach, Austria
Apr. 1 – Rock In Hell – Colmar, France
Apr. 7 – Metal Franconia Festival – Dettelbach, Germany
Apr. 8 – Durbuy Rock Festival – Durbuy, Belgium
June 3 – Metal Open Air Plzen – Plzen, Czech Republic
June 30 – Rockfest Barcelona – Barcelona, Spain
July 1 – Hoernerfest – Brande-Hoernerkirchen, Germany
July 13 – Dong Open Air – Neukirchen – Vlyn, Germany

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Ensiferum Recording New Album For 2017 Release

Ensiferum recently entered the Astia studio in Lappeenranta, Finland, where the band recorded a few demo songs for an upcoming seventh full-length album set to be released in September 2017 via Metal Blade Records.

The quintet will soon return to the Astia studio to begin recording this new album, which will be produced once again by Anssi Kippo (Children Of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene, Entwine etc.).

Sami Hinkka (bass) comments: “Hi Folks! So, as some of you might have already noticed from our social media channels, we are getting ready to go record the next Ensiferum album pretty soon. Just a few weeks ago, we recorded demo versions with Anssi Kippo, who also recorded and produced ‘One Man Army’. The demo session went smoothly, and working with Anssi is always such a pleasure because he is so full of creative ideas and positive attitude.

“The goal for the new album will be to capture Ensiferum’s live energy on the songs, and we also plan to use analog recording as much as possible to guarantee the best possible sound. The song material will include familiar elements, but like we always love to do, we will also take Ensiferum’s mighty warship to unexplored seas of musical madness. More info later.”

Before the album’s release, European fans will be able to catch Ensiferum at various festivals this summer. See below for all dates, with more shows to be announced:

Mar. 31 – Full Metal Mountain – Troepolach, Austria
Apr. 1 – Rock In Hell – Colmar, France
Apr. 7 – Metal Franconia Festival – Dettelbach, Germany
Apr. 8 – Durbuy Rock Festival – Durbuy, Belgium
June 3 – Metal Open Air Plzen – Plzen, Czech Republic
June 30 – Rockfest Barcelona – Barcelona, Spain
July 1 – Hoernerfest – Brande-Hoernerkirchen, Germany
July 13 – Dong Open Air – Neukirchen – Vlyn, Germany

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Striker Posts Full New Self-Titled Album

Canada’s Striker will unleash a fifth studio release on Friday, February 24th via the band’s own independent label Record Breaking Records. Today all the songs have come online early and can be heard below.

The band comments: “This is 35 minutes of your life you’ll be glad you can’t get back. A potent mix of shred that will remind you why you fell in love with metal in the first place.”

Striker is currently on European tour in with Sonata Arctica till mid April (dates listed below). The new album’s track listing is as follows:

1. Former Glory (3:59)
2. Pass Me By (3:33)
3. Born To Lose (3:58)
4. Cheating Death (0:53)
5. Shadows In The Light (3:29)
6. Rock The Night (4:30)
7. Over The Top (4:38)
8. Freedom’s Call (4:30)
9. Curse of The Dead (3:49)

Feb 22 Szene Vienna, Austria
Feb 23 Backstage Munich, Germany
Feb 24 Vox Club Modena, Italy
Feb 25 Orion Rome, Italy
Feb 27 Dynamo Zurich, Switzerland
Feb 28 Kulturfabrik Kofmehl Solothurn, Switzerland
Mar 01 Les Docks Lausanne, Switzerland
Mar 03 Le Moulin Marseille, France
Mar 04 Bikini Barcelona, Spain
Mar 05 La Riviera Madrid, Spain
Mar 06 Custom Sevilla, Spain
Mar 07 Lisboa ao Vivo Lisbon, Portugal
Mar 09 Totem Pamplona, Spain
Mar 10 Barbey Theatre Bordeaux, France
Mar 11 Le Metronum Toulouse, France
Mar 12 Le Ninkaso Kao Lyon, France
Mar 14 La Rodia Besancon, France
Mar 15 L’Austre Canal Nancy, France
Mar 16 Antipode Rennes, France
Mar 17 Engine Rooms Southampton, United Kingdom
Mar 18 Marble Factory Bristol, United Kingdom
Mar 19 Tramshed Cardiff, United Kingdom
Mar 20 Rescue Rooms Nottingham, United Kingdom
Mar 22 Club Academy Manchester, United Kingdom
Mar 23 Corporation Room 1 Sheffield, United Kingdom
Mar 24 The Classic Grand Glasgow, United Kingdom
Mar 25 Limelight 2 Belfast, United Kingdom
Mar 26 The Academy Dublin, Ireland
Mar 28 Slade Rooms Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Mar 29 Le Splendid Lille, France
Mar 30 X Hereford, Germany
Mar 31 Colos-Saal Aschaffenburg, Germany
Apr 01 Effenaar Eindhoven, Netherlands
Apr 02 Tivoli Pandora Utrecht, Netherlands
Apr 04 Essigfabrik Cologne, Germany
Apr 05 Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg, Germany
Apr 06 Hellraise rLeipzig, Germany
Apr 07 KB Malmö, Sweden
Apr 08 Frimis Salonger Örebro, Sweden
Apr 09 Pustervik Göteborg, Sweden

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Svartanatt Announces New Tour Dates And Single

There is a “Killer On The Loose!” Svartanatt returns with a new tour and single following the group’s debut album from back in August of 2016.

This new single will be a stepping stone on the way to writing for a second album, which will be recorded during the summer of 2017. “Killer On The Loose” and the b-side called “Heavy Metal” will be released on the 14th of April. Be sure to also catch the band live:

28 February – Malaga, Spain
1 March – Granada, Spain
2 March – Baeza, Spain
3 March – Secret Show, Spain
4 March – Don Benito, Spain
5 March – Valladolid, Spain
25 March – Åre, Sweden
1 April – Linköping, Sweden
7 April – Gävle, Sweden
8 April – Stockholm, Sweden
12 May – Karlskoga, Sweden
13 May – Skövde, Sweden

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Svartanatt Announces New Tour Dates And Single

There is a “Killer On The Loose!” Svartanatt returns with a new tour and single following the group’s debut album from back in August of 2016.

This new single will be a stepping stone on the way to writing for a second album, which will be recorded during the summer of 2017. “Killer On The Loose” and the b-side called “Heavy Metal” will be released on the 14th of April. Be sure to also catch the band live:

28 February – Malaga, Spain
1 March – Granada, Spain
2 March – Baeza, Spain
3 March – Secret Show, Spain
4 March – Don Benito, Spain
5 March – Valladolid, Spain
25 March – Åre, Sweden
1 April – Linköping, Sweden
7 April – Gävle, Sweden
8 April – Stockholm, Sweden
12 May – Karlskoga, Sweden
13 May – Skövde, Sweden

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We Ride Signs With Victory Records

Victory Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of Spain’s hardcore crew We Ride, with “Empowering Life” coming out on April 14th. Today, the band shares a video for “Self Made,” which can be seen below.

Helmed by front-woman Mimi Telmo, We Ride self-produced and released a first demo in 2009, followed by first full-length album “Directions” in 2010. With the well-received acclaim of next release, 2012’s “On The Edge,” We Ride quickly gained fans around the world while igniting pits alongside H2O, Comeback Kid, Madball, Bane, and many others in over 30 countries worldwide.

“Signing with Victory Records is the reward of seven years of hard work and also a motivator to deliver the goods,” promises Telmo. “It has not been easy to be taken seriously in a man’s world. Especially in today’s political climate, it is beyond critical that women support each other. I want to be a positive figure for females involved in the hardcore punk scene. Personally, it has been difficult at times, many feeling offended there being a front-girl in hardcore. ‘Self Made’ is about breaking the stereotypes. Victory is the label that wrote the book on hardcore and it’s an incredible feeling to be a part of it. This is just the beginning and we are here to stay.”

We Ride hit the studio in 2016 with Alex Cappa at Metal Factory Studios outside Madrid, and the album was mixed in early 2017 by Cameron Webb (Motorhead, NOFX). The ten track blitzkrieg features Deez Nuts front-man JJ Peters on the track “What You Are.”

1. Voices
2. Self-Made
3. What You Are (featuring JJ Peters of Deez nuts)
4. Time Is Now
5. Do It All Again
6. Summer
7. I’mpossible
8. Everybody Matters
9. Endless Hopes
10. Hands Off

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Ross The Boss Announces 2017 World Tour Dates

“Ross The Boss” Friedman, lead guitar and co-founder of Manowar, launches “The Discipline of Steel” 2017 world tour with Mike LePond on bass (Symphony X); Kenny “Rhino” Earl on drums (ex-Manowar); and Marc Lopes on vocals (Let UsPrey).

The tour begins in Mexico and Central America where the Ross The Boss band will headline two metal festivals performing a classic Manowar set. Twenty-five dates in Europe are scheduled in March and April, including a tour of England, where years ago Ross Friedman began the metal onslaught. The earth will rumble and the momentum will continue through the summer and fall festival calendar.

Says Friedman, “I have assembled three incredible musicians, and together we will deliver an experience only to be described as, true classic metal. We are going to devastate every audience, every night, without mercy!”

Currently announced dates for the European leg of the world tour are as follows:

03/03 Zlin, Czech Republic
03/05 Vienna, Austria
03/06 Mannheim, Germany
03/08 Hamburg, Germany
03/09 Stadskanaal, Netherlands
03/10 Essen, Germany
03/11 Andernach, Germany
03/12 Helmond, Netherlands
03/13 Utrecht, Netherlands
03/16 Barcelona, Spain
03/17 Zaragoza, Spain
03/18 Erandio, Spain
03/19 Madrid, Spain
03/20 Cangas do Morrazo, Spain
03/21 Lisbon, Portugal
03/24 Brescia, Italy
03/25 Torino, Italy
03/26 Prato, Italy
03/28 Diest, Belgium
03/30 London, UK
03/31 Evesham, UK
04/01 Swansea, UK
04/02 Dublin, Ireland
04/04 Glasgow, UK
04/05 Edinburgh, UK
04/06 Milton Keynes, UK

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