Alcest Re-Issuing “Souvenirs D’un Autre Monde” Special Edition

Released in 2007, Alcest’s debut album, “Souvenirs d’un autre monde,” marks the starting point of the French band’s extraordinary career.

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of this groundbreaking record, Prophecy Productions has unveiled plans to reissue “Souvenirs d’un autre monde” in two very special limited edition formats on September 22nd.

With the release of “Souvenirs d’un autre monde” (English: “Memories from another world”), Alcest mastermind Neige forged a luminous sound that floats on the fringes of metal, yet incorporates emotions of euphoria, bliss, and nostalgia. The album has become known as one of the fundamental releases of the blackgaze / post-black metal genre, and a record that continually influences countless other bands in its wake.

In 2016, the release was selected by Pitchfork as one of its “50 Best Shoegaze Albums of All Time.”

1. Printemps Émeraude (“Emerald Spring”)
2. Souvenirs d’un autre monde (“Memories from another world”)
3. Les Iris (“The Iris”)
4. Ciel Errant (“Wandering Sky”)
5. Sur l’autre rive je t’attendrai (“On the other shore I will wait for you”)
6. Tir nan Og (Irish: “Land of the Young”)

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Paranoid Streaming New Song “Mirai Sensou”

Today first glimpse of Paranoid’s new 7″ release “Praise No Deity” comes online. Up for streaming is the first track “Mirai Sensou,” which serves as the A-side of the upcoming 7″ set to be released for the “May(hem) over Europe” tour starting the 10th of May. Catch the band live:

5/10: Oslo (Nor), Blitz
5/11: Göteborg (Swe), Truckstop Alaska
5/12: Köpenhamn (Dk), Dödsmaskinen
5/13: Hannover (D), Stumpf
5/14: Den Haag (NL), Vereniging de Vinger
5/15: Paris (FR), La Comedia
5/16: Milano (IT), Foa Boccaccio
5/17: Ljubljana (SVN), Klub Gromka
5/18: Wien (Aus), Venster99
5/19: Prag (Cz), Punx Picknic Festival
5/20: Potsdam (D), Fliese
5/21: Malmö (Swe), Plan B

Praise No Deity by ???? (Paranoid)

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Necrowretch Posts Full “Satanic Slavery” Album Stream

Necrowretch is now streaming new album “Satanic Slavery” in full ahead of this Friday’s April 14th release date via Season Of Mist. Regarding the album, guitarist and vocalist Vlad comments:

“Dear sinners! After three months of intense preaching, the time has come to unleash the entirety of our most dreadful offer: ‘Satanic Slavery.’ Today marks the day, on which we unleash a beast that we cannot contain anymore, a beast which incarnates a vision of extreme metal from whence we have never drifted. May this offering resound as your final doom! Satanas Sprawl!”

The band has also announced a European tour starting April 22nd and seeing the band performing across Lion’s Metal Fest, Steelfest, Forestfest, and Fall of Summer Festival.

Apr. 22 Istanbul, TR @ Peyote
Apr. 23 Izmir, TR @ Volume Alsancak
May 13 Montagny, FR @ Lions metal fest
May 19 Hyvinkää, FI @ Steelfest
Jun. 2 Puget-sur-Argens, FR @ Le Rat’s
Jun. 3 Avignon, FR @ Bandidos MC
Jul. 14 Chevenez, CH @ Forestfest
Sep. 8 Torcy, FR @ Fall of summer

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Veonity To Support Freedom Call On European Tour

Veonity will head out for a European tour starting on February 7th, 2017. Following recent gigs with Sabaton, this Veonity will be supporting power metal group Freedom Call across Germany, Sweden, and Switzerland. After wrapping up that trek, Venocity will make an appearance at Vicious Rock Festival in Sweden on July 8th.

The band is still promoting latest album, “Into The Void” (available from Sliptrick Records), a record that brings out the best of Veonity’s energetic, glorious, and guitar driven metal. See the band live on these tour dates:

07 Feb | Köln (DE) | Underground
08 Feb | Aschaffenburg (DE) | Colos-Saal
09 Feb | Hamburg (DE) | Knust
10 Feb | Erfurt (DE) | From Hell
11 Feb | Pratteln (CH) | Z7
12 Feb | Stuttgart (DE) | Club CANN
14 Feb | München (DE) | Backstage
15 Feb | Nürnberg (DE) | Hirsch
16 Feb | Bremen (DE) | Tivoli
17 Feb | Bochum (DE) | Matrix
18 Feb | Berlin (DE) | Badehaus
01 Mar | Gothenburg (SWE) | Sticky Fingers
02 Mar | Stockholm (SWE) | Klubben
04 Mar | Finspång (SWE) | Hugo

08 Jul | Trollhättan (SWE) | Vicious Rock Festival

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Aghast! Gearing Up For U.K. Tour Dates

Having recently announced news of new EP “Something Else, Something Rotten,” set for release October 3rd via Abducted Records, U.K. metal outfit Aghast! now reveals yet more exciting news: a U.K. tour starting later this month alongside thrashers Reprisal.

Bassist Daniel Henderson comments: “We are pleased to announce that we will be embarking on a tour of weekend dates in September/October in support of our new EP ‘Something Else, Something Rotten.’ Support for the tour comes from our good friends in Reprisal who will be helping us lay waste to venues across the U.K.

“This tour will also include our first ever date in Scotland which is something we are very excited about. At the end of October we will be completing a week long writing retreat on Loch Fyne where we will be writing and demoing material for our second album. Stay tuned for updates in the coming weeks!”

30th Sep – The Carlisle, Hastings
01st Oct – Esquires, Bedford
6th Oct – Lounge 666, London
7th Oct – The Firehouse, Southampton
8th Oct – Bantam, Northampton
9th Oct – Sticky Mikes, Brighton
14th Oct – Harveys, Luton
15th Oct – The Brewhouse, Warrington
16th Oct – The Firebug, Leicester
22nd Oct – Scotland TBA*
29th Oct – Club 85, Hitchin

*Without Reprisal

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Dischordia Finishes Recording New Album “Thanatopsis”

Oklahoma City progressive death metal trio Dischordia has finally completed the recording process for upcoming album, “Thanatopsis.” Today the band publicly unveils the killer art for the record as well and announces a release date is being planned for the summer.

Check out a making-of clip chronicling the recording process below. Always hungry and eager to slay live, the band also has reveals an upcoming tour starting in July. Dates and states are listed below with finalized venue and tour flyer information coming soon.

The Doorkeeper Tour

July 1 – Amarillo, TX
July 2 – Albuquerque, NM
July 3 – Farmington, NM
July 4 – Colorado Springs, CO
July 6 – Des Moines, IA
July 7 – Dubuque, IA
July 8 – Minneapolis, MN
July 9 – Duluth, MN
July 10 – TBA
July 13 – Pittsburgh, PA
July 14 – TBA
July 15 – Utica, NY
July 16 – Boston, MA
July 17 – TBA
July 19 – Charlotte, NC
July 20 – Chatanooga, TN
July 21 – Murfreesboro, TN
July 22 – Memphis, TN
July 23 – Ft. Smith, AR

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Interview With Michael Jessen

The Person and his musical career. Jessen, born and grown up in Denmark, started playing the guitar at the age of 15 with the riff of `Hells Bells` of AC/DC. His first professional recorded 4-track-EP was released under the band name `High Octane´. `High Octane` split off in 2012, which was the starting shot for […]

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Majesty Wraps Up Work On “Generation Steel” Album

German power metal band Majesty just finished the recordings for new studio album “Generation Steel.” Singer Tarek comments:

“I think that with ‘Generation Steel’ we created an album which will lift the band up to a new level. You can look forward to ten heavy metal anthems which will express the feelings all heavy metal fans have in their hearts. We are more than proud of the new record and can´t wait to also present these songs live on stage during our ‘Generation Steel’ headliner tour.”

The album will be exclusively released as a limited digipack on NoiseArt Records. As a bonus CD Majesty will present six hits as completely rearranged acoustic versions under the banner of “Acoustification.”

To celebrate the release the band will also go on a European headliner tour starting on March the 20th. Confirmed dates are as follows:

20.03.2015 FR GER – Siegen, Vortex
21.03.2015 SA GER – Aalen, Rock it
22.03.2015 SU ITA – Brescia, Circolo Cologny
23.03.2015 MO AT – Graz, Explosiv – TBC
24.03.2015 TUE AT – Wien, Szene
25.03.2015 WE CH – Pratteln, Mini Z7
26.03.2015 TH GER – Nürnberg, Rockfabrik
27.03.2015 FR GER – Berlin, K17
28.03.2015 SA GER – Leipzig, Hellraiser
29.03.2015 SU GER – Köln, MTC
30.03.2015 MO GER – Hamburg, Markthalle
31.03.2015 TUE NL – tbc
01.04.2015 WE UK – London, Underworld
02.04.2015 TH NL – Den Haag, Paard
03.04.2015 FR DE – Bremen, Tivoli
04.04.2015 SA GER – Essen, Turock
05.04.2015 SU BEL – Vosselaar, Biebob

Additional Majesty shows:

07.02.2015 – Heavy Metal´s Calling 2015 Festival, München (GER)
21.02.2015 – ACOUSTIFICATION – Akustik Show, Lauda-Koenigshofen (GER)
06.06.2015 – Metalfest, Pilzen (CZ)
12.06.2015 – Break The Ground, Ahnsbeck (GER)
13.06.2015 – Brann Open Air, Leipzig-HalleFlughafen (GER)
09.-11. 07.2015 – Rock Harz Open Air, Ballenstedt (GER)
28./29.09.2015 – Neuborn Open Air, Wörnstadt (GER)

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“Black Metal From The End Of The World” Documentary Announced

“Black Metal From The End Of The World” is a set of portraits of musicians and followers of black metal in Latin America, and especially Argentina. The documentary will feature interviews with members of The Kovenant, Hades, Blasphemer, and more. The creators of the film comment:

“Satanism, Nordic culture and religion return to paganism and the rejection of imperialism; all these elements together conform a spiritual and ideological research through the most extreme form of metal.

“It is not a guetto picture, but the starting point to a universal questioning in which we all can feel related; our own path to discover our true selves, in first place, and then, the process of cultural identity of masses, specially in times of technological acculturation.”

For more info, head over to the movie’s Facebook profile over here.

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MACHINE HEAD Announce Headlining North American Tour!

Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD will headline an exclusive tour starting this January, which will span all across North America! No support bands. No locals. Just a crushing two-hour set of pure fucking MACHINE HEAD!!! “We’re doing ‘An Evening With’ MACHINE HEAD. Meaning: it’ll just be us, folks,? commented guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn. ?We are […]

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