Lorna Shore Posts “Denounce The Light” Live Video

Lorna Shore just wrapped up the headlining Beg for Death tour with Bodysnatcher and in the coming months the will hit the road and perform across the U.S. on the Summer Slaughter tour (7/27-8/26/17), followed by the European Never Say Die tour in November.

Today, for fans worldwide who can’t wait to catch Lorna Shore’s dark and technical live performance, the band released a live video for “Denounce the Light.” Check it out below. Austin Archey also comments:

“Here we have a live music video for the track ‘Denounce The Light’ that will be featured in our set list for this year’s Summer Slaughter tour. Thank you to Enlighten Creative Studio for making this happen, and capturing footage from such an awesome night at the Glasshouse in Pomona. Hope you all are prepared to fully bring it for us this summer!”

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Fall Of Summer 2017 Adds Septicflesh, Melechesh, And More

The Fall Of Summer 2017 team is excited to reveal four new bands to this year’s impending lineup. The organizers of the fest issued this statement:

“First of all, we’re glad that the Greek symphonic death metal band Septicflesh will celebrate the release of new album, ‘Codex Omega,’ with us at Fall Of Summer. The album will be out on September 1st via the French label Season Of Mist, you’ll have one week to revise before the festival so don’t miss it.

“Here is another event: American death metal pioneers Immolation are back in the Paris area after five years which seemed like a decade. Stronger than ever, they will offer you their mighty riffs and a killer show as always!

“They will be joined by Melechesh. Somewhere between black, death metal and oriental music, these Israelis will provide you with both mysticism and sonic chaos. Last but not least, they haven’t visited France much since their creation, almost 20 years ago, but we are glad to welcome Azarath, proudly led by Inferno, Behemoth’s drummer, who promises you a kickass performance.”

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Video Clip For New Song “The World Is Yours” Issued By Arch Enemy

Arch Enemy fired off the first single from “Will To Power” in the form of the music video for “The World Is Yours.” Check it out in the player below.

The highly anticipated follow up to “War Eternal” is finally ready to be unleashed on September 8th via Century Media Records.

Mastermind Michael Amott comments, “We’ve been hard at work on the new album for a while now and we’re proud to present the first taste of new Arch Enemy music in over three years with our new single and video, ‘The World Is Yours’! This was the first song I wrote for the upcoming ‘Will To Power’ album and Daniel (Erlandsson, drums) helped me arrange and finish it up. One of many songs we co-wrote and co-produced this time around. We had a blast recording together with the full band in the south of Sweden and then mixing with Jens Bogren, who did a superb mix and mastering – in my opinion even surpassing the epic sound on our previous record, ‘War Eternal’. People that have heard this song in particular are saying it’s got the classic anthemic Arch Enemy vibe going on, and I think they might be right about that… Looking forward to playing it live on stage later this summer!”

The track list for the album is:

1. Set Flame to the Night
2. The Race
3. Blood in the Water
4. The World is Yours
5. The Eagle Flies Alone
6. Reason to Believe
7. Murder Scene
8. First Day in Hell
9. Saturnine
10. Dreams of Retribution
11. My Shadow and I
12. A Fight I Must Win

Check out “The World is Yours” here:

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Amon Amarth launches new video for “The Way of Vikings”, directed by Grupa 13

– July 13th, 2017 –

Set to kick off worldwide summer tour tomorrow (July 14)

After releasing the visually stunning videos for “First Kill” (youtu.be/qw5G6fF-wqQ) and “At Dawn’s First Light” (youtu.be/h6-krHfdmGg) last year, in support of their latest album, Jomsviking, Amon Amarth is now ready to debut a new video from the record: “The Way Of Vikings” – which was once again directed by Grupa 13 (grupa13.com). To watch the video – featuring the full band as Peaky Blinders inspired characters at a brutal underground gambling hall and boxing match – please visit: facebook.com/OfficialAmonAmarth – where the video will be streaming live at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 8pm CEST. Fans can also view “The Way Of Vikings” now at: youtube.com/watch?v=55OJ17cHeJA

Starting tomorrow (July 14), Amon Amarth will head back out on the road for their worldwide summer tour, which includes an appearance at the renowned Chicago Open Air on July 16. See below for all dates!

Amon Amarth tour dates
July 14 – Gavle, Sweden – Gefle Metal Festival
July 16 – Chicago, USA – Chicago Open Air
July 25 – Tolmin, Slovenia – Metaldays Festival
July 27 – Tel Aviv, Israel – Theatre Club
July 29 – Istanbul, Turkey – Rock Off Festival
Aug. 2 – Vienna, Austria – Jolly Roger Festival
Aug. 4 – Kostrzyn nad Odra, Poland – Przystanek Woodstock
Aug. 5 – Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air
Aug. 6 – Colmar, France – Foire Aux Vins
Aug. 7 – Majano (Udine), Italy – City Festival
Aug. 9 – Villena, Spain – Leyendas Del Rock
Aug. 11 – Derbyshire, UK – Bloodstock Open Air
Aug. 12 – Leeuwarden, Netherlands – Into The Grave
Aug. 13 – Kortrijk, Belgium – Alcatraz Festival
Aug. 17 – Dinkelsbuhl, Germany – Summer Breeze
Aug. 18 – Moravsky Krumlov, Czech Republic – Rock Heart Festival
Aug. 19 – Zvolen, Slovakia – More Than Fest
Aug. 21 – Pratteln, Switzerland – Earshaker Day
Aug. 23 – Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra Open Air Show
Aug. 25 – Giessen, Germany – Kultursommer
Aug. 26 – Sulingen, Germany – Reload Festival
Aug. 28 – Kiev, Russia – Sentrum
Aug. 29 – Minsk, Russia – Re:Public
Aug. 30 – St. Petersburg, Russia – A2
Aug. 31 – Krasnodar, Russia – Arena Hall
Sept. 2 – Yekaterinburg, Russia – Tele Club
Sept. 4 – Samara, Russia – Zvezda
Sept. 5 – Moscow, Russia – Yotaspace

As the band’s first concept record in their storied career, Jomsviking tells a tragic, original tale of conflict and revenge, backed by the Swedes’ trademark melodic, anthemic metal – which was produced and mixed once again by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Accept). For their efforts, Amon Amarth landed on the global charts (including a #11 spot on the USA Current Album Billboard Chart!). To purchase and preview Jomsviking, please visit amonamarth.com

Read on for some reviews of Jomsviking:

“‘Jomsviking‘ is sure to satisfy Amon Amarth fans old and new and sure to rip the face off of any who are not ready.”MetalSucks.net (USA) (4.5/5)

“This latest venture through Norse mythology and barbaric fantasy is likely to go down as an instant fan favorite.”Blabbermouth.net (USA) (8.5/10)

“…the Swedish outfit has returned with a concept record of epic proportions.”PopMatters.com (USA)

“After all the best axes are still being forged by the master!”Metal Hammer (Germany)

“…you are left with no doubt that Amon Amarth are at the top of their game right now. This is splendid.”Powerplay (UK) (9/10)

“…this is killer business as usual…”Metal Hammer (UK)

“This album is a genuinely impressive piece of work. Whether you like Vikings or not, this is a brilliant death metal record from a brilliant death metal band.”Musicology (UK) (8/10)

Amon Amarth line-up:
Johan Hegg – Vocals
Ted Lundstrom – Bass
Johan Soderberg – Guitar
Olavi Mikkonen – Guitar
Jocke Wallgren – Drums

Amon Amarth online:

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God Mother Signs With Party Smasher Inc.

Founded in 2012 in Stockholm, God Mother churns out an electrifying sound inspired as much by the grinding speed of Nasum and Rotten Sound as by the almighty weight of the Melvins. The band’s 2015 debut “Maktbehov” was hailed by Pitchfork as “an asteroid crash of an album that renders most of its competition extinct.”

Consisting of frontman Sebastian August Campbell, guitarist Max Lindstrom, bassist Daniel Noring, and drummer Michael Dahlstrom, God Mother packs hardcore, grind, sludge, and noise into lethal projectiles, fueled by bilingual lyrics denouncing society’s ignorance in both Swedish and English.

The band has now caught the eye of none other than Party Smasher Inc. founder and The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman.

Weinman states: “For some reason, out of all the European countries producing independent punk and heavy music, it was always the bands from Sweden that made the noise even us arrogant pricks in the United States had to notice. To be completely honest, after 20 years of touring the world and playing thousands of shows with thousands of bands, it is hard to impress me. But Sweden has done it again. God Mother is an undeniable force majeure that demands attention like bands did in the old days, by just being that fucking good. Torch, officially passed!”

Drummer Michael Dahlstrom says this about the signing: “We are super excited and proud to be part of the Party Smasher Inc family. Ever since we started talking about signing earlier this year we have felt extremely welcome. We played the Party Smasher showcase at SXSW and we are supporting The Dillinger Escape Plan around Europe this summer. Party Smasher Inc is a place for creativity with a great DIY attitude that we can relate to, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about releasing our new album here.”

God Mother’s upcoming sophomore album will be released on Party Smasher Inc. this fall. The group will also support The Dillinger Escape Plan and The Number 12 Looks Like You on a European tour in August:

Aug 8 – Nuremberg, DE @ Hirsch
Aug 9 – Jaromer, CZ @ Brutal Assault Festival
Aug 10 – Krakow, PL @ Kwadrat
Aug 11 – Budapest, HU @ A38
Aug 12 – Zagreb, HR @ Mochvara
Aug 13 – Vienna, AT @ Szene
Aug 14 – Prague, CZ @ Palac Akropolis
Aug 15 – Cologne, DE @ Gloria
Aug 16 – Leipzig, DE @ Conne Island

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New Song “Blood Prophecy” Issued By Dionisyan

Italian atmospheric doom/death act Dionisyan will release the second album, provisionally titled “Delirium and Madness – Concerto Grosso Opera N° 2 in G Minor,” which should be ready for release this summer via Sliptrick Records.

Band leader Tregor Russo brings an innovative doom metal style melted into symphonic baroque metal, structured in his polyrhythmic contrapuntal polyphony style. The lyrics written for the opera are based on the “Concept for the Human Sanctification.”

All Instruments were recorded and performed by Tregor Russo at Ultrasuoni Studio, Palermo, Italy. Check out “Blood Prophecy” here:

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New Album “Children Of The Sounds” Announced By Kaipa

Legendary Swedish progressive rockers Kaipa, led by mastermind Hans Lundin, has announced the new studio album “Children of the Sounds,” which is set for release on September 22nd via InsideOutMusic. The band’s thirteenth album, and eighth since the act was reborn in 2002, this album features the line-up of Lundin, accompanied by Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry), Morgan Ågren (Karmakanic), Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings, Karmakanic), Patrik Lundström (Ritual) & Aleena Gibson, plus a guest appearance from violinist Elin Rubinsztein.

Hans comments: “In November 2014 when I was still filled with all the energy I had captured during the summer I started to write the new songs. What really made me push the start button this time was a magic spirit that filled my whole body after visiting a concert with Morgan Ågren and his band ‘Mats & Morgan Band’. I woke up the morning after the concert and still felt that enormous groove filling every part of my consciousness. I realized that I had to canalize all this energy somewhere so I decided to start to write some new music. I had also found a lot of inspiration from the long bicycle rides that I made during the summer in the open land-scape around Uppsala. It was like if the notes were rising up from the billowing fields I passed and the words were falling like raindrops from the clear sky. So now I suddenly had found the key to open up all these ideas that had been slumbering at the back of my mind for a while. All the beauty and the wondrous inspiration from nature in combination with this ‘enormous groove” made me create ‘five long songs during the next months.”

The result is as colourful musically and lyrically as Kaipa devotees will expect from the band’s rich discography dating back to the debut opus released in 1975. Formed in 1973, Kaipa never shied away from experimentation, embracing fresh elements and sounds manifesting especially on the albums released in the 2000’s. “Children Of The Sounds” is no exception, the album burns with creative fervour and spirit most vividly displayed on the title track, the 17 minutes long “On The Edge Of New Horizons” or closing track “What’s Behind The Fields.” It embodies a powerful, positive energy and artistic brilliance that is irresistible and true to the genre’s very essence.

The track listing is:

1. Children of the Sounds 11:31
2. On The Edge of New Horizons 17:10
3. Like A Serpentine 12:52
4. The Shadowy Sunlight 6:57
5. What’s Behind The Fields 9:31

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Sons Of Crom Announces New Album “The Black Tower”

The Swedish / Finnish northerners from Sons Of Crom return later this summer with new album “The Black Tower.” The album is due for release on August 18th and will be available in multiple formats.

The whole visual presentation was crafted by Babalon Graphics, with the cover artwork available below after a stream of new single “Black Wings Up High.” The following press release was alos issued:

“The Riddle of Steel has been solved. The mountain’s call answered, the earth conquered and spent. Now, the stars beckon – celestial gateways unlocked through ancient sepulchers, divine bloodlines, and the undying fires of spiritual rebirth.

“Without regard for convention, this ethereal journey is set to unorthodox tones of grandiose heavy metal. Flowing from the deepest black abyss, through brooding melancholy and into the proud glory of the rising sun, this voyage is as bold as it is divergent.

“Join our hero on a perilous quest for the eternal truth beyond the shrouds of mortality, where time and space hold no ground and the misty veil between life and afterlife is a mere illusion. Sacrifice reason and ascend – enter the Black Tower.”

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Ex-Job For A Cowboy Drummer Jon Rice Sitting In For Behemoth’s Inferno For Upcoming Summer Tour With Slayer & Lamb Of God

Drummer Inferno will be sitting out the Behemoth’s upcoming summer tour with Slayer and Lamb Of God. Ex-Job For A Cowboy drummer Jon Rice will be taking over drum duties in his place. Explains the band:

“Behemoth Legions!
We must announce that our drummer, Inferno will not be taking part in the upcoming Slayer tour with Lamb of God:

‘I am going to be a father for the second time in my life and it’s going to happen in July of 2017. I therefore must apologize to all our fans for not being able to participate in the 2017 Summer, North American tour. I believe that Jon Rice, an amazing drummer, a truly experienced musician, and a good friend of ours, will flawlessly take over my drum throne for this short period and will set the stage on fire!’ – Inferno

As much of a disappointment it is not to have our brother with us, we completely support Inferno in this amazing chapter of his life. Rest assured, we’re still bringing one HELL of a show with us and look forward to seeing our North American, Legions in full force!”

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Betraying The Martyrs Releases “The Resilient” Music Video

Betraying The Martyrs just launched a new video, available below, and the band also issued this statement to fans:

“We are extremely proud to present our live music video for the title track of our new album ‘The Resilient.’ Filmed at the notorious French festival Hellfest, in front of over 30,000 people, this concert represents a huge milestone for us as a French band and we absolutely wanted to share the experience with our fans!

“‘The Resilient’ is a product of everything we have worked for since day one, this is who we are and what we love to do, this one is a thank you to all who have stood by us over the years. We’re stoked to be back at it smashing stages all summer in the United States, catch us on tour with Born Of Osiris, and also on the Summer Slaughter tour, come say hello and celebrate with us!

“Of course we’ll be back in Europe before the end of the year to be sure we can play for as many of you as possible!”

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