Doro Reveals More, “Forever Warriors, Forever United” Album Details

“Forever Warriors, Forever United” – its 100 days to go until the release of Doro’s highly anticipated new studio album. 100 days of waiting until the metal queen unleashes 25 brand new songs, her first double album ever, upon the music world. But “Forever Warriors, Forever United” isn’t simply just a double album – it’s two new Doro records as one, which will be released as premium 2CD set and vinyl formats on August 17th, 2018 through Nuclear Blast.

On Forever Warriors, Doro channels her inner wild warrior, with tracks like “Bastards” or the first single “All For Metal” (release: June 8th) affirming this. Her duet with Amon Amarth frontman Johan Hegg “If I Can’t Have You…” is sure to bring any metal head to their knees. This is Doro like you’ve never heard her before!

Forever United takes a more sentimental turn, with lyrical topics covering friendship, love and companionship. Highlights include Doro’s tribute to the late and great Lemmy.

“We’ve been touring a lot during the last years. We collected a lot of impressions and got to meet many amazing people. That inspired me enormously,” explains Doro. “The songs and ideas simply bubble out of me. That process didn’t even end while being in the studio. We had 50 song ideas in the beginning which turned into 14 concrete album tracks. Suddenly we had 20 songs, and in the end it was even 24. I also wanted to record ‘Caruso’ in the last recording week.”

With”Forever Warriors, Forever United,” Doro presents two new records, featuring 19 regular tracks and 6 bonus songs, which include some big surprises!

This unique song writing marathon was based on” “Living Life To The Fullest” back in January 2016. Says Doro , “I was flying to Lemmy’s funeral when the track’s melody and lyrics suddenly came to mind. Lemmy was always very important to me. Everything went quickly from this point. As soon as a song was constructed, I headed to the studio – between all those shows and tours – to capture the freshness and live energy of the new tracks.”

The result is 25 songs in the form of two fantastic albums, showcasing all of Doro’s wonderful and varied facets.” Forever Warriors, Forever United” is another huge chapter added to her long history.

The album cover artwork was once again created by Doro’s favourite artist, Geoffrey Gillespie. It portrays Doro in the middle of a swarm of wild metal heads exuding attitude, power and positive vibes. “The cover and the title form a perfect unit,” Doro explains, “Just as it should be. It all fits perfectly in line with the songs, which also deal with some political themes.”

Doro continues: “On Forever Warriors, Forever United, there will be a lot of big rock heroes. Fans might be curious about the many awesome guest musicians involved. There are some big anthems on both albums, countless heavy songs, as well as heart-warming melodies! The records are supposed to give you power and thus contain a lot of energy”.

The first single “All For Metal” features several metal heroes, who can also be seen in the upcoming music video, which will be released on June 8th. The list of guest stars will be unveiled soon… and Doro is already convinced that “’All For Metal’ is going to be the new ‘All We Are’!”

Guitarist Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio, Dead Daisies) and former Warlock guitarist Tommy Bolan, who also contributed to the highly acclaimed album Triumph And Agony in 1987, will also be part of the new album.

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Killswitch Engage’s Current & Former Frontmen Are Now Officially Friends

Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach and his predecessor Howard Jones (now Light The Torch) recently hung out together long enough, so that Leach now feels comfortable calling Jones “his dude”. States Leach in an Instagram post:

“You have no idea, none. Tonight was therapy and laughter. Tonight was the longest we were able to talk alone as friends, this guy is my dude! Lots of laughter and some deep stuff as well. Honored and happy! DUDE ….LIGHT THE TORCH IS no joke, incredible new @lightthetorchband just wait…….this man is back in FULL EFFECT!!! Wow! Coming at you sooon! Chills!
#Gratitude #HowardJones #Brothers #JesseLeach #SoMuchLaughter #WeGood #killswitchengage #Pals #lightthetorch”

“So we had a little venting session about working in the studio with Adam D, Howard went in, I assisted. Adam deserved it ha ha… Such good times last night man! At some point I’ll talk more about it. I honestly didn’t really know Howard as a person until last night.

We’ve seriously just never hung out. A lot of really crucial stuff was said and I made a new friend…We have a lot in common, it’s crazy! It was also nice to see all of the guys hanging out in the same room sharing stories and tons of laughs.

The past is the past and when you let go of certain things, forgive and move on…life gets a whole lot sweeter. Really really cool hangs, my heart is full today. ???? #AdamD #killswitchengage #JesseLeach #HowardJones #TherapySession #LightTheTorch #RealTalk #NewFriend #SuchABlast #Hojo #Anxiety #Depression #Brotherhood #Headcases #LeadSingerIssues”

So we had a little venting session about working in the studio with Adam D, Howard went in, I assisted. Adam deserved it ha ha… Such good times last night man! At some point I’ll talk more about it. I honestly didn’t really know Howard as a person until last night. We’ve seriously just never hung out. A lot of really crucial stuff was said and I made a new friend…We have a lot in common, it’s crazy! It was also nice to see all of the guys hanging out in the same room sharing stories and tons of laughs. The past is the past and when you let go of certain things, forgive and move on…life gets a whole lot sweeter. Really really cool hangs, my heart is full today. ???? #AdamD #killswitchengage #JesseLeach #HowardJones #TherapySession #LightTheTorch #RealTalk #NewFriend #SuchABlast #Hojo #Anxiety #Depression #Brotherhood #Headcases #LeadSingerIssues

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Hell Obelisco Premiere New Video “Earth Rage Apocalypse”

Italian heavy sludge metallers HELL OBELISCO will release their long awaited debut album “Swamp Wizard Rises” on March 23, 2018 via Argonauta Records. Recorded with Para (Boat Studio) and Paso (Studio 73) “Swamp Wizard Rises” will feature 9 songs. Today the band unleashes the video clip for the first single “Earth Rage Apocalypse” streaming below:

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Aetranok Premiere New Song “Ov Precipice and Bestial Purity” From Upcoming New Album “Signum Eios Barathrum”

New Mexico black metal band Aetranok premiere a new song entitled “Ov Precipice and Bestial Purity”, taken from their upcoming new album “Signum Eios Barathrum”, which is set for release on April 26th by Symbol of Domination (Belarus) and Death Portal Studio (U.S.).

Check out now “Ov Precipice and Bestial Purity” below.

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Outer Heaven Inks Deal With Relapse Records

Outer Heaven have signed with Relapse Records and will soon enter the studio to begin recording their new album. The tracking sessions will take place at Developing Nations Recording Studio in Baltimore, MD with Kevin Bernsten (Full Of Hell, Integrity) behind the boards with a late 2018 release scheduled.

Says the band of their new label home:

“We could not be more excited about becoming part of the beast that is Relapse Records. To be amongst so many bands that inspired us, as well as so many friends, is something truly killer. Our forthcoming LP promises to be the most devastating material we have conjured to date. We have sunken days, months, years, and LAVA into these songs and we think it will undoubtedly show.”

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Vex Release Official Music Video for “Nowhere Near”

Texas progressive metallers VEX have released the official video for “Nowhere Near,” a track from The Machine Shop Sessions, the band’s new live-in-studio EP. Check out the video streaming below.

VEX guitarist Ciaran McCloskey had this to say about The Machine Shop Sessions:

“This recording acts as a sort of career retrospective, in which we chose one song from every album that we’ve historically had trouble pulling off live. We thought the availability of such a glorious studio would be a great opportunity to grind each song out until we had versions that we could live with. Each track was performed live in the studio with no editing or additional tracking, and plenty of warts to be found. The overall experience was excruciating but ultimately very encouraging.”

Track List:

1. Erosion
2. The Circular Ruins
3. No Such Thing
4. Nowhere Near

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Behemoth ShareTeaser For New Live DVD “Messe Noire”

Behemoth‘s new live DVD/CD set has been dubbed “Messe Noire“. It is expected out instores this spring with more details to come this Friday, February 23rd. Today you can take in a short teaser clip for the set below. The band themselves are currently in the studio finishing up their new effort scheduled for release later in the year.

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Infallible Releases Debut Full-Length “Aeterna Veritas”

Russian Symphonic Black Metal band Infallible releases their debut album “Aeterna Veritas” today. The album was recorded at Crystal Crown Studio and mixed/mastered by Anton Matveev at BlastWave Studio.

Aeterna Veritas by Infallible

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Druj Sign With Godz Ov War Productions

Godz Ov War Productions are pleased to announce the signing of a covenant with the Alaskan quartet DRUJ. Music-wise, this young but talented band provide an atmospheric and ritual mixture of blackened doom metal with dissonant sludge that wraps up a message strongly inspired by the Zoroastrian mythology and Sumerian traditions. Currently, DRUJ members are working in the studio on their debut album which will feature six premiere tracks, including one instrumental track. The album premiere was planned for the second half of 2018.

If you want to find out what you are about to face, make sure to check out their two-track EP titled ‘The Malignant Dweller’ available for streaming below:

The Malignant Dweller by Druj

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Attila About Being Officially Unsigned: “We Don’t Need A Label”

Attila announce that they are currently unsigned and are happy about it. Says the group’s frontman Chris Fronzak about that in the below video:

“We don’t need a label. We don’t need any interference with our music or the way we choose to release it. We can do everything on our own. We have plenty of connections within this industry to make this happen. The band have been in the studio recently working on their eighth full-length album and hint that a new song will be out ‘soon’.”

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ?? pic.twitter.com/1rZc2lyJwi

— NEW SINGLE OUT NOW! (@ATTILAga) February 13, 2018

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