Meshiaak To Support Metal Church In Europe

Heavy metal titans Metal Church recently announced a string of European tour dates for this summer in celebration of latest studio album “XI,” which was released last year via Nuclear Blast. Australian group Meshiaak has been announced as direct support act on this trek.

Guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof from Metal Church comments: “The Metal Church fans over there have always welcomed us with open arms and their passion and love for heavy metal music is second to none!”

Meshiaal added: “We are extremely excited to be making our debut tour through Europe with the mighty Metal Church. We couldn’t be happier about starting our journey in Europe and we can’t wait to finally play our new songs live.”

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A Hero For The World Announces New Album “West To East Part 1 – Frontier Vigilante”

International melodic crew A Hero For The World announced today that a new album called “West To East Part 1 – Frontier Vigilante” is to be released this summer. This is the second all-original, full-length album from the band, and the first in 4 years.

In the years since the previous debut album, A Hero For The World has released a full-length Christmas album (“Winter Is Coming – A Holiday Rock Opera”) in addition to several EPs and singles.

After surviving a 7.2 earthquake and the super typhoon Yolanda in October & November 2013 that struck the Philippine islands, Jacob and Louie departed to the USA, where several songs where written in Nashville, and then they eventually settled in Europe by the Mediterranean. Jacob would during those years come to write over 100 songs that have yet to be recorded.

“West To East” is an adventure concept; a trilogy album series, with the first album having both the story and the music influenced by the Wild West legends and movies. The second part (hopefully out in 2018) continues the journey to the East, and in the third part the hero goes beyond this Earth and eventually out into the galaxy. The “hero” remains unnamed.

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Slaughter To Prevail Releasing New Album “Misery Sermon”

Heavy metal band Slaughter To Prevail is set to release new album “Misery Sermon” on May 5th through Sumerian Records. The album is currently available to fans for pre-order here and comes in multiple bundles including limited edition vinyl available in “Kill Room Clear” and “Burial Brown.” While vinyl ships out in June, and fans will receive a digital download of the album on the street date via email.

Formed in 2014, Slaughter To Prevail hails from the United Kingdom and Russia and after only releasing two songs, the band embarked on a full tour across Europe and Russia supporting Ingested. The group then caught the attention of Sumerian Records, and after re-releasing the “Chapters of Misery” EP hit the road for the Summer Slaughter tour 2016.

Guitarist Jack Simmons comments on the new album: “I am really ecstatic to finally release Misery Sermon, after we put so much hard work into it we know that it has surpassed our previous work and defines the sound we were hoping to achieve with it.”

Be sure to catch Slaughter To Prevail live on “The Revelation” tour that kicks off April 5th in Valparaiso, IN and wraps up on May 20th in Indianapolis, IN. Joining Oceano and Slaughter To Prevail will also be Aversions Crown, Spite, and No Zodiac.

04.05 – Valparaiso, IN @ Big Shots
04.06 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
04.07 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
04.08 – Kansas City, KS @ Aftershock
04.09 – Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge
04.12 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
04.13 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Loading Dock
04.14 – Spokane, WA @ The Pin
04.15 – Tacoma, WA @ Real Art
04.16 – Portland, OR @ Analog Theater
04.18 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
04.19 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Atrium at Catalyst
04.20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Whiskey
04.21 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
04.22 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
04.23 – Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
04.25 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
04.26 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective
04.27 – Dallas, TX @ Dirty 30
04.28 – Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall
04.29 – San Antonio, TX @ Jack’s Patio Bar
04.30 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s
05.02 – Margate, FL @ O’Malley’s
05.03 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
05.04 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade *Hell
05.05 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
05.06 – Clarksville, TN @ Warehouse
05.07 – Louisville, KY @ Trixie’s Entertainment Complex
05.09 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
05.10 – Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House
05.11 – New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall
05.12 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar & Hall
05.13 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
05.14 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium Upstairs
05.16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
05.17 – Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room at Crofoot
05.18 – Berwyn, IL @ The Wire
05.19 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
05.20 – Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theate

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Century Media Records Inks Deal With The Lurking Fear

Something is lurking in the shadows…

The newly launched Swedish death metal group The Lurking Fear has signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records and is currently working on a debut album, expected to be released later this year.

Composed of members/ex-members of illustrious and influential acts like At The Gates, The Haunted, Skitsystem, Disfear or God Macabre, The Lurking Fear isn’t just another retro all-star project, but a real band of five death metal lifers, who organically got together in order to celebrate the metal breed closest to their roots as well as their hearts.

The Lurking Fear checked in with the following comment: “We are a Death Metal band. Not your average new wave of old school Death Metal band. We play Death Metal from the heart with pure emotional impact and a focused artistic vision. This is the music we live and breathe. Always have, always will.

“We have all played in various other bands for over 25 years and we just want to spew out the music that we want to hear. When we get together this is what comes out of naturally, because we share the exact same reference points. We love “Seven Churches” and “Mental Funeral” for the exact same reasons.

“We want our death metal ugly, twisted and possessed. We miss the urgency, intensity and ‘realness’ in a lot of the modern Death Metal, therefore it is natural for us to stray away from the streamlined sounds of today, but rather focus on bringing sheer, natural weirdness and horror back to the table…”

Citing common inspiration by bands like Autopsy, Possessed, early Death, Repulsion, early Morbid Angel, Slaughter, Bathory, early Slayer or also Master/Death Strike, The Lurking Fear is currently working on a debut 7″ EP, which is expected to be released in late May (Via newly founded Swedish label Moondawn. Pre-order details soon, limited to 500 copies!), and will then follow up with an album release later in the summer.

The Lurking Fear are:

Adrian Erlandsson – Drums
Andreas Axelson – Bass
Tomas Lindberg – Vocals
Fredrik Wallenberg – Guitars
Jonas Stålhammar – Guitars

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Obituary Streaming Full New Self-Titled Album

Following the release of a crazy animated music video for “Then Thousand Ways To Die,” Obituary has now made the band’s entire new self-titled album available for streaming.

Listen in via the player below, or over at Bandcamp here.

Additionally, Obituary just kicked off the Decibel Magazine tour with Kreator, Horrendous, and Midnight, which runs through April 15th.

Following that trek, Obituary will hit the road with Gruesome. A full list of tour dates can be found below, and the new album’s track listing is as follows:

1. Brave 02:14
2. Sentence Day 02:49 video
3. A Lesson in Vengeance 03:07
4. End it Now 04:02
5. Kneel Before Me 03:04
6. It Lives 03:24
7. Betrayed 03:01
8. Turned to Stone 04:13
9. Straight to Hell 03:57
10. Ten Thousand Ways to Die 03:16
11. No Hope (Deluxe Bonus Track) 03:21

Obituary by Obituary

Mar 20 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
Mar 21 Houston, TX House of Blues
Mar 22 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Mar 24 Phoenix, AZ Club Red
Mar 25 Santa Ana, CA Observatory
Mar 26 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Mar 27 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
Mar 28 Seattle, WA Neptune
Mar 29 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
Mar 31 Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom
Apr 01 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
Apr 03 Billings, MT Pub Station *Obituary Only*
Apr 04 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
Apr 06 Minneapolis, MN Cabooze
Apr 07 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Apr 08 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
Apr 09 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Apr 11 Toronto, ON Opera House
Apr 12 Montreal, QC Club Soda
Apr 13 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Apr 14 New York, NY Irving Plaza
Apr 15 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts

w/Gruesome
May 11 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
May 12 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone
May 13 Birmingham, AL Syndicate Lounge
May 14 Nashville, TN Exit/In
May 16 Louisville, KY Trixie’s
May 17 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater
May 18 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel
May 19 Amityville, NY Amityville Music Hall
May 20 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre *w/ Cryptopsy, Decrepit Birth, Rivers of Nihil
May 21 Richmond, VA Broadberry

Festivals:
Jun 18 Clisson, FR Hellfest 2017
Jul 15 Dunaújváros, HU Rock Maraton 2017
Aug 6 Corroios, PT VOA Heavy Rock Fest
Aug 12 Kortrijk, BE Alcatraz Festival 2017
Aug 13 Derbyshire, UK Bloodstock
Aug 17 Dinkelsbühl, DE Summer Breeze 2017

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Quadrus Releasing New Album “Entropia”

Greek symphonic progressive metal band Quadrus was formed by panist/guitarist and composer John Galanakis in the summer of 2014. Galanakis immediately began working on the compositions and orchestrations for what was to be the band’s debut album, “Entropia” and he was lucky enough to quickly find other like-minded and accomplished musicians as partners.

“Entropia” is a concept album dealing with mankind’s history as well as the endless cycle of the interdependence between humanity and the universe. The answers to such burning questions as “how did it all begin,” “what brought about our downfall,” “what is the meaning of life,” as well as others are all well hidden inside the album allowing the listener to judge as well as interpret a deeper meaning.

The album features two notable guest appearances: guitarist George Constantine Kratsas (Manhattan Project) and vocalist Iliana Tsakiraki (Enemy Of Reality) and it is set for release on April 14th on CD and digital formats.

1. Astral Nova
2. Shadow Provision
3. The Alpha Origin
4. Sense Of Matter
5. Alternative Hypothesis
6. Deceptive Projection
7. Attribution Theory
8. Aggression
9. Entropia

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Fall Of Summer 2017 Lineup Announced

The Fall of Summer team is very pleased to add five new names to its 2017 lineup taking place Friday the 8th and Saturday the 9th of September by the Torcy lake, situated 30 kilometres east of Paris. The festival’s organizers comment:

“With over 45 years difference between the newest and the oldest band, we have decided to introduce them in chronological order.

“First of all we are very excited to announce two mythical bands formed in the late 60s who have been a big influence for many metal artists for almost half a century. We are glad that the American occult rock band Coven will play their very first show in France at Fall of Summer and thrilled that one of our biggest national prides, the French progressive rock band Magma also joins us this year.

“Coming from the 80’s, we’re proud to welcome the American cult thrash metal band Morbid Saint who’ll play for the first time in France. We’re also thrilled that the emblematic Swedish black Metal band Marduk joins forces with us.

“To close this announcement, we invite those who would not know them, to discover Au-Dessus, as those young Lithuanians playing post-black metal since 2014, definitely deserve your attention.”

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Obituary Releases “Ten Thousand Ways To Die” Animated Video

Today marks the official release of Obituary’s self-titled new album via Relapse Records. In celebration of the release, the band has shared an animated music video for “Ten Thousand Ways To Die” directed by Balázs Gróf – check it out below.

Obituary also commented on the music video: “We are so stoked about the new ‘Ten Thousand Ways To Die’ video. We knew even while making the ‘Violence’ video from the ‘Inked In Blood’ release that there would be a continuation video to follow.

“It just goes to show once again that this band is not afraid to have a good time and laugh at ourselves. Balázs is an amazing artist and captured the band’s characters and personalities perfectly in both videos and we are so excited to get the reaction from the Obituary fans.”

Additionally, Obituary kicks off the Decibel Magazine tour tonight with Kreator, Horrendous and Midnight. All confirmed tour dates are listed after the jump.

Mar 17 Charlotte, NC Underground
Mar 18 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Mar 19 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
Mar 20 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
Mar 21 Houston, TX House of Blues
Mar 22 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Mar 24 Phoenix, AZ Club Red
Mar 25 Santa Ana, CA Observatory
Mar 26 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Mar 27 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
Mar 28 Seattle, WA Neptune
Mar 29 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
Mar 21 Calgary, AB MacEwan Ballroom
Apr 01 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
Apr 04 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
Apr 06 Minneapolis, MN Cabooze
Apr 07 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Apr 11 Toronto, ON Opera House
Apr 12 Montreal, QC Club Soda
Apr 13 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Apr 14 New York, NY Irving Plaza
Apr 15 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts

— All Dates May 11 – May 21 With Gruesome —
May 11 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
May 12 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone
May 13 Birmingham, AL Syndicate Lounge
May 14 Nashville, TN Exit/In
May 16 Louisville, KY Trixie’s
May 17 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater
May 18 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel
May 19 Amityville, NY Amityville Music Hall
May 20 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
May 21 Richmond, VA Broadberry

Summer Festivals:
Jun 18 Clisson, FR Hellfest 2017
Jul 15 Dunaújváros, HU Rock Maraton 2017
Aug 6 Corroios, PT VOA Heavy Rock Fest
Aug 12 Kortrijk, BE Alcatraz Festival 2017
Aug 13 Derbyshire, UK Bloodstock
Aug 17 Dinkelsbühl, DE Summer Breeze 2017

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Die Apokalyptischen Reiter Recording Album For 2017 Release

Die Apokalyptischen Reiter is back after a long break and announcing a new studio album for summer 2017. The band is currently recording this forthcoming, yet-untitled album, which will be produced by the group itself and co-producers Alexander Dietz (Heaven Shall Burn) and Eike Freese (Deep Purple, Kai Hanson).

The band states: “An album is approaching. The essence of live will burn into your flesh. We are back! This summer already, our 10th studio album is scheduled to be released! Currently, we are working hard on the recordings. Bring the horses out of the shed, we’ll also be back on tour this autumn; more info to follow soon! Cheers from Hamburg, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter!”

Stay tuned for more info, and check out a song off previous album “Tief.Tiefer” in the player below.

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Quiet Riot Delays Album Release To Re-Record With Vocalist James Durbin

Following the departure of singer Seann Nicols from Quiet Riot, both Frontiers Music Srl and band leader Frankie Banali have made the joint decision to delay the release of new record “Road Rage” until later this summer.

Both the band and label feel that in order to truly represent Quiet Riot’s lineup, new lead singer James Durbin should be the vocalist on “Road Rage.” In order to execute that plan and promote the album accordingly, the band will go back into the studio and record the album with Durbin on vocals.

Regarding the decision, Banali said, “After careful consideration, with the support of Frontiers and understanding the appeals from Quiet Riot fans to have our vocalist James Durbin represented on the new release, we have made the decision to move forward and have James replace all the vocals on “Road Rage” with new lyrics and melodies for a summer 2017 release. Stay tuned!”

Fans can also catch these upcoming Quiet Riot 2017 tour dates:

March 18, 2017 -w- The Cotillion, Wichita, KS
March 24, 2017 -w- The Music Vault, Hardeeville, SC
March 25, 2017 -w- John F. Savage Arena, Toledo, OH
March 30, 2017 -w- The Machine Shop, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

April 7, 2017 -w- Bowery Live, West Palm Beach, FL
April 23, 2017 -w- The Rainbow Bar & Grill, West Hollywood, CA
April 28, 2017 -w-AVI Main Ballroom, Laughlin, NV

June 2, 2017 -w- City of Lincolnton, Lincolton, NC
June 11, 2017 -w- Motorcity Harley Davidson Festival, Farmington Hills, MI
June 23, 2017 -w- Phase 2, Lynchburg, VA
June 24, 2017 -w- 15th Annual Funstatic Festival, Big Spring, TX

July 1, 2017 -w- Sundown Salute, Junction City, KS
July 15, 2017 -w- The Horny Toad, Lake Ozark, MO

August 11, 2017 -w- The Texan Theater, Greenville, TX
August 12, 2017 -w- Maude Cobb Event Center, Longview, TX
August 18, 2017 -w- Chase Co. Fairgrounds, Imperial, NE
August 26, 2017 -w- Cruisers Stateline, Port Falls, ID

October 28, 2017 -w- Rock The Park Festival @ Dean Porter Park, Brownsville, TX
October 29, 2017 -w- The Avanti’s Dome, Pekin, IL

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