Grand Magus Reveals New Album “Wolf God” Details

The riff gods are back! A little more than two years have passed since the great “Sword Songs” album was released, but Grand Magus can never quench their thirst for action. Accordingly, the Heavy Metal giants started to develop new songs as fast as possible after their last record.

The new album “Wolf God” will be released on April 19th, 2019 via Nuclear Blast!

“Wolf God” rises over the Heavy Metal scene majestically and lets the guitar riffs speak for themselves. The groove and heaviness that were featured on the successful predecessor can also be found on the new, ninth studio album which once again holds a number of future classics.

This stunning new cover artwork was created by acclaimed artist Anthony Roberts.

The band comments:
“For the third time, the magic skill and imagination of Anthony Roberts has given birth to the cover artwork for a Grand Magus album. This time the forest, the moon and obviously the wolf take center stage. Not just any wolf though… beware his fury. This is the WOLF GOD!”

Recorded in Sweetspot Studio in Sweden, together with producer Staffan Karlsson (Arch Enemy, Firewind, Spiritual Beggars), the corner stone was laid for another triumphal procession. As the majority of the songs were recorded on the first take, they have an honest, diverse and yet down-to-earth sound that envelops the trio’s true power.

More info coming soon. Stay tuned!

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Mist of Misery Streaming New Song

Upon their successful sophomore full length “Absence”, Mist of Misery is offering a series of two mini albums this year. First EP “Shackles of Life” was released a few months ago, and now the Swedish melancholic symphonic black metal group is on the way to unshackle the 2nd offering from the series — The EP “Fields of Isolation”.

The third track from the EP “Hymm To Silence” is streaming below:

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Stratovarius’ Rolf Pilve Named New Drummer Of The Hypothesis

After releasing the successful melodic death metal full length debut album “Origin” in May 2016, The Hypothesis is announces a lineup change. Drummer Waltteri Väyrynen will focus his attention on his main band Paradise Lost and The Hypothesis has added new drummer, Rolf Pilve (Stratovarius).

There is no drama involved with the line change. The Hypothesis frontman Juuso Turkki commented: “Waltteri is and always will be a friend of ours and we will share the stage again someday!”

Rolf Pilve commented: “I am so glad to be a part of The Hypothesis! Juuso is an old friend of mine and the collaboration with him and the guys of The Hypothesis has always been fantastic!”

The band has already set their foot into the studio to record new material. Stay tuned for more information.

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Destruction Announces “Europe Under Attack” 2017 Tour Dates

After the first successful touring leg in September/October 2016, German thrash outfit Destruction returns with the “Europe Under Attack” 2017 tour in January/February. Support on this trek will come from Brazilian thrash metal institution Nervosa and special guests. More details coming soon, but for now find all current dates below.

Front man Schmier comments: “It’s time for ‘Europe Under Attack’ part 2 in good old Europe! After the successful first run, a lot of fans were writing us and were afraid that we forgot them: NO WAY!

“The second leg will include most of the countries we did not play on the first half of the tour! We will bring NERVOSA from Brazil with us again, as they had an amazing response from the crowd EVERY night and of course they are friends and a perfect fit for every THRASH billing! We will finally play some countries and cities again that we did not thrash for a while – so we are all pumped up and excited about that! So see you soon in a wild moshpit to CURSE THE GODS together again … FUCK YEAH!”

11.01. D Freiburg – Crash
12.01. D Osnabrueck – Bastard Club
13.01. D Berlin – Slaughterhouse (Rotten And Poor Stage Kill)
14.01. S Stockholm – En Arena
15.01. S Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers
17.01. FIN Turku – Klubi
18.01. FIN Helsinki – Tavastia
19.01. EST Talinn – Rockclub Tapper
20.01. LV Riga – Melna Piektdiena
21.01. PL Gdansk – B90
22.01. PL Warsaw – Progresja
23.01. PL Poznan U Bazyla
24.01. PL Katowice Mega Club
25.01. A Vienna – Viper Room
26.01. SK Kosice – Colosseum
27.01. D Leipzig – Hellraiser
28.01. D Wolfsburg – Kulturzentrum Hallenbad (Break Your Neck)
29.01. SK Nitra – Frankie Rock Club
30.01. H Budapest – Dürer Kert
31.01. RO Bucharest – Club Fabrica
01.02. BG Sofia – Mixtape 5
02.02. TBA
03.02. I Bari – Karisma Hall
04.02. I Rome – Orion Club
05.02. I Florence – Cycle Club
06.02. CH Solothurn – Kofmehl

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Forgotten Tomb Lining Up 2017 Tour Dates With Caronte

The Italian black/doom metal heavyweights from Forgotten Tomb are soon to celebrate their 18th year of existence with 9 albums under their belts and will hit the road along with the ritualistic doom mongers Caronte between April and May 2017.

Both bands will be presenting their brand new albums that will be released next year. The tour will be handled by Daemon Star Agency and dates / venues are still being confirmed.

The upcoming tour will be Forgotten Tomb’s first after the successful “European Upheaval” tour with Nocturnal Depression, which took place late 2015 – the same year which saw the release of latest installment, “Hurt Yourself And The Ones You Love.” Stay tuned for full details.

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Ad Patres Working On Album, Announces U.K. Tour Dates

Kaotoxin is proud to announce the first ever U.K. tour by French death metal machine Ad Patres, supporting the brutal Britts from Abhorrent Decimation. Kaotoxin Records comments:

“After having played HellFest and many other French festivals, Netherlands with Krisiun, a weekend tour with Morbid Angel in France and Belgium, played Germany’s DeathFeast and whatnot, it’s time for AD PATRES to bring their savage beatings to UK stages and who other to team with than Abhorrent Decimation for a brutal package of high-class death metal the way it was meant to be!

“Dubbed ‘Your God Is Dead,’ the tour will start with a one-off gig featuring Ad Patres only (and supports) in Kaotoxin’s hometown of Lille, France, on June 15 after which both bands will start a three days killing spree accross UK. It will also mark the touring debut of Pierre-Yves Marani recently replaced Sébastien ‘Canard’ Brouchican on guitars for Ad Patres.

“Ad Patres is currently in the writing process for the followup to their successful and brilliant 2012 debut full-length, ‘Scorn Aesthetics.’ The new album is planned for a 2017 release through Kaotoxin.”

Jun.15 – FR – Lille – Le Midland (Ad Patres + supports)
Jun.16 – UK – Croydon – Scream Lounge
Jun.17 – UK – Liverpool – Maguire’s
Jun.18 – UK – Hitchin – Club 85

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Brutai Announces New Live Shows

Since the successful release of brand new single “Deep,” Brutai has been making waves with catchy modern metal, building anticipation for a new release, due at the end of 2016.

The band was just confirmed for this year’s edition of Bloodstock Festival, alongside the likes of Slayer, Gojira, Mastodon and more, and will perform on the Sophie Lancaster Stage on the Friday.

Brutai is heading out on some dates with The Five Hundred in a couple of weeks. Dates are as follows:

Friday 6th May – Bantam Northampton
Saturday 7th May – Bar 42 Worthing
Sunday 8th May – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton
Friday 13th May – Sound Circus, Bournemouth
Saturday 14th May – The Gryphon, Bristol
Sunday 15th May – Sanctuary Live UK, Basingstoke

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Danzig Releasing Covers Album “Skeletons”

June 2015: It’s exactly 5 years ago when Danzig’s latest studio album “Deth Red Sabaoth” was released.

Now Danzig and AFM Records both agreed to continue their successful collaboration, which already started in 2007 with “The Lost Tracks.”

The band finally returns in autumn 2015 with cover album “Skeletons,” which is a collection of Glenn’s renditions of some of his favorite classic songs from ZZ Top and many more. A new studio album is also due in early 2016, with further details forthcoming.

If you missed it, also take a look at our retrospective on Danzig for the Sunday Old School column right here.

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DUST BOLT: New Album In The Making + Tour Dates Announced!

When DUST BOLT comes into town, you better be prepared for a thunder of massive thrash blasts & heavy as hell riffs! After the successful release of their last album Awake The Riot (2014, Napalm Records), the band has checked in with fantastic news for every metal head, as they are currently working on a […]

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FALLUJAH: Atmospheric Death Metal Faction Announces Pacific Northwest Trek With Archspire; European Tour Draws Near

  Following their successful Summer Slaughter takeover, atmospheric death metal faction, FALLUJAH, will embark upon a short but punishing run of Pacific Northwest dates next month. Slated to commence on October 9th in Eugene, Oregon, and accompanied by Canadian tech death metaler wizards, Archspire, the band will level nine cities, with the journey drawing to […]

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