Lik announces new album, ‘Carnage’, for a May 4th release

– March 15th, 2018 –

Launches first single and pre-order

Death Metallers Lik from Stockholm, Sweden announce their new album, Carnage, for a May 4th release through Metal Blade Records. Please visit to hear the first single, “Rid You Of Your Flesh” – where you can also pre-order the record in the following formats:

–ltd. 1st ed. Digipak-CD
–180g black vinyl
–grey black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–white vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–red opaque/black splattered vinyl (EU/EMP exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–clear/black marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Comments Lik about the first single: “With its sheer power coming at you as a knuckle sandwich to your face, but keeping a melodic side to it, it was easy to choose ‘Rid You Of Your Flesh’ as the first single for this album. Showcasing what we’ve done in the past and a hint of what you can expect on ‘Carnage‘, it was a natural choice!”

In the dirt where fallen idols lay to rest, the maggots and seeds in 2014 spawned a new creation. This took the ugly form of Lik, which fittingly means corpse in Swedish. An un-dead creation which offers a plate of savory old school death metal. Walking the earth for three cold winters, and with the first offer named Mass Funeral Evocation in 2015, it’ll have a sister released in May of 2018. Through iconic Metal Blade Records, Carnage will reach even further in the quest to spread the beauty of imperfection.

Responsible to capture this on tape was once again Lawrence Mackrory (Darkane, F.K.U). This time things where stepped up a notch as the recording took place in the famous Dugout studios in Uppsala where Daniel Bergstrand also added some spice to the infernal stew. In the land where the craft is polished to resemble something else than brute reality, Lik has no passage as this entity is devoted to make a permanent mark in those who lay down their souls to rock’n’roll. That’s why the recipe will always, and has always been, to record as much live as possible. Keeping editing to a minimum offers a “what you hear is what you get”-experience. That’s why it feels like you’re on the spot at a live gig, rather than a calm studio environment when you spin the disc.

The new offering from the Stockholm group delivers more of what you got on the debut. It’s an effort where you can expect everything from slow and bone crushing songs to fast and furious riffs. The lyrics are once again about everything between heaven and hell, both in reality and in fiction. It portrays the deepest corners of humanity and it also flirts with old school horror.

Carnage track-listing
1. To Kill
2. Rid You Of Your Flesh
3. Celebration Of The Twisted
4. Dr. Duschanka
5. Left To Die
6. Cannibalistic Infancy
7. Death Cult
8. The Deranged
9. Only Death Is Left Alive
10. Embrace The End

Lik line-up:
Chris Barkensjo – drums & vocals
Tomas Akvik – vocals & guitars
Niklas “Nille” Sandin – guitars & bass

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Necropanther Streams Dune-Inspired Eyes Of Blue Light Full-Length

Eyes Of Blue Light, the smoldering new studio offering from Colorado-based metal legion, NECROPANTHER is out now. Captured at Green Door Recordings in Denver by Felipe Patino (Rise Against, NOFX) and mixed and mastered in Gothenburg, Sweden by melodic death metal mastermind Fredrik Nordström (Dimmu Borgir, At The Gates, Arch Enemy, In Flames etc.), the twelve-track offering chronicles the classic 1965 Frank Herbert sci-fi novel Dune.

In celebration of its release, the band delivers a full stream of the record streaming below:

Eyes of Blue Light by NECROPANTHER

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Parkway Drive, Thy Art Is Murder & Knocked Loose European Mini-Tour Announced

Parkway Drive, Thy Art Is Murder and Knocked Loose will perform a trio of European shows together this summer in Sweden and Norway:

06/18 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset
06/19 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller
06/20 Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik

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Set Before Us Sign With Eclipse Records & Debut Music Video For ‘Earth Destroyer’

Eclipse Records is thrilled to announce the signing of Sweden’s exciting alternative metalcore newcomers, Set Before Us. Hailing from the suburbs of Stockholm, Set Before Us have developed a mature, polished sound which goes against the grain of traditional metalcore. The band are currently in the studio, finishing up a brand new eleven-song album entitled Vitae, which is scheduled for release this Summer.

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Primordial announces new album “Exile Amongst The Ruins” for March 30th!

– January 18th, 2018 –

“Stolen Years” video streaming now!

Irish pagan metal gods PRIMORDIAL announces their new album Exile Amongst The Ruins for a March 30th release through Metal Blade Records. The band teamed with producer Ola Ersfjord, who worked on their 2016 live album Gods to the Godless. The record was tracked at Dublin’s Camelot Studios, located adjacent to PRIMORDIAL‘s rehearsal room.

Visit to check out the video for the first single “Stolen Years.” At the same location, fans can pre-order Exile Amongst The Ruins in the following formats:

–ltd. 1st ed. Digibook-CD with bonus-CD
–ltd. ed. Artbook (incl. 5 x 10″ in golden vinyl)
–180g black vinyl
–clear gray-brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 700 copies)
–violet red purple marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–clear pale pink/white splattered vinyl (EU eBay exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–purple red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–transparent green vinyl (Blast exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–dead gold marbled vinyl (Napalm exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–rosy brown/purple marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 400 copies)
–tan clear vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200 copies)

Once again building upon their signature sound, the follow up to 2014′s Where Greater Men Have Fallen is a more raw, “old school sounding” record than its predecessor. Hitting home with what vocalist A.A. Nemtheanga describes as “a direct energy” and wielding an urgency that is undeniable, the Irish quintet once again effortlessly blend elements of tragedy and might like no one else. Likewise, the evolution in their sound continues to be organic and unforced, ensuring that Exile Amongst The Ruins is essential listening for both their long term faithful and those only now drawn into their world.

Commenting about the album’s first single, ‘Stolen Years’, A.A. Nemtheanga added: “‘Stolen Years’ may seem like a strange choice as our lead single, and on the face of if I guess it is. It’s not a blood and thunder epic about tragedy and might and the ruin of nations, nor is it 9 minute epistle of doom. Have no fear, the album does contain those also but to open this time we chose something different. This album has some surprises and this is one of them, a short and painfully simple song which almost didn’t make the final cut if you can believe so. The video, cut by Costin Chioreanu, is about the journey involved in finally getting to that moment where you walk on stage, the song itself about that last night on earth that comes to us all, sometimes we never know when that might be, hold your loved ones tight tonight, this could be it…

Exile Amongst The Ruins track listing:
1. Nail Their Tongues
2. To Hell or the Hangman
3. Where Lie the Gods
4. Exile Amongst the Ruins
5. Upon Our Spiritual Deathbed
6. Stolen Years
7. Sunken Lungs
8. Last Call

To coincide with the album release the Irishmen have just announced two special and rather intimate album-release shows in Germany as well as their appearance on the Heathen Crusade European tour with Finnish MOONSORROW as co-headliners and German DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT as support act!

PRIMORDIAL – Exile Amongst The Ruins release shows:
30/03/18 DE – Berlin – Cassiopeia
31/03/18 DE – Köln – Jungle Club

Heathen Crusade 2018
Presented by Metal Hammer, Deaf Forever, Guitar, Kulturnews,, Firebird Industries & Dragon Productions
12/04/18 NL – Leeuwarden – Neushoorn
13/04/18 NL – Tilburg – 013
14/04/18 FR – Paris – Trabendo
15/04/18 BE – Brugge – Entrepot
16/04/18 UK – London – Islington Assembly Hall
17/04/18 LU – Esch-sur-Alzette – Kulturfabrik
18/04/18 CH – Pratteln – Z7
19/04/18 DE – Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik
20/04/18 DE – Leipzig – Hellraiser
21/04/18 CZ – Prague – Akropolis
22/04/18 SK – Kosice – Colloseum
23/04/18 HU – Budapest – Barba Negra
24/04/18 AT – Wien – Szene
25/04/18 DE – München – Backstage
26/04/18 DE – Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
27/04/18 DE – Bochum – Matrix
28/04/18 DE – Hamburg – Markthalle

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Further info here:

Further PRIMORDIAL festival appearances:
12/05/18 NO – Haugesund – Karmoygeddon
09/06/18 SE – Sölvesborg – Sweden Rock
14/07/18 DE – Balingen – Bang Your Head!!!
20/07/18 DE – Bertingen – Rock Unter Den Eichen
27/07/18 SI – Tolmin – Metaldays
11/08/18 ES – Villena – Leyendas Del Rock
12/08/18 BE – Kortrijk – Alcatraz Metal Festival
26/08/18 RO – Suceava – Bucovina Rock Castle

A.A. Nemtheanga – Vocals
Ciarán MacUilliam – Guitar
Michael O’Floinn – Guitar
Pól MacAmlaigh – Bass
Simon O’Laoghaire – Drums

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Methane Announce First Live Dates For 2018 European Tour

Swedish metallers Methane will be kicking off ‘Signed In Blood’ European tour. Methane will be touring over the Baltic Sea to Estonia for 3 nights of groove metal along with Estonian groove metal band Intact and Finnish metallers StoneSoul. This leg of the band’s 2018 ‘Signed In Blood’ tour will also mark the 1 year anniversay of the release of Methane’s ‘The Devil’s Own’ album released on February 17, 2017.


03.02 Borlänge, Dented Chrome MC, Sweden
22.02 Tartu, The Undergorund, Estonia
23.02 Valga, Valga Rockiklubi, Estonia
24.02 Tallin, Rockstars, Estonia

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Melted Space Issues Track Listing And Cover Art For “Darkening Light” – Album Due In February Through Sensory Records

As Sensory Records prepares for the February release of Darkening Light, the latest full-length opus by French metal opera collective, Melted Space, the album’s track listing and cover art has been posted.

Darkening Light Track Listing:

1. The Void Before
2. Newborns
3. The Meaning of this Place
4. From the Beginning to the End
5. The Dawn of Man (I’m Alive!)
6. Trust in Me
7. Regrets
8. Man and Future
9. Missing Creed
10. Fallen World

Melted Space’s Darkening Light features very immersive artwork, perfectly reflecting the atmosphere of this new opus, centered on the creation of the world and the rejection of the gods by Man, created by Adrien Bousson. Darkening Light was recorded and mixed in France by François-Maxime Boutault and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music in New York, with additional contributions recorded abroad in Czech Republic, Sweden, Norway, Greece, and the United States between June and September 2017.

Darkening Light will see worldwide release through Laser’s Edge division Sensory Records, on February 16th, 2018. The album will be issued on all digital platforms, on CD, and with an extended double-LP pressing which features exclusive bonus material, which will be disclosed in the days ahead.

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Broken Cross Completes Second LP “Militant Misanthrope” For Early 2018 Release

Swedish-based apocalyptic metal/hardcore outfit Broken Cross has completed its second LP, titled Militant Misanthrope, which is being finalized for release in February.

Following the path of the material found on the outfit’s recently-issued split 7″ with V.E.G.A.S., Broken Cross delivers its most searing material yet with Militant Misanthrope. The sound tone and quality of the new LP yields a heavily enriched sound which bears a vast difference to the earlier lo-fi recordings, with blazing elements of thrash metal heritage seeping its way into the boldly-produced album’s nine new anthems. Recorded at Studio Underjord in Norrköping, Sweden (Vanhelgd, Year Of The Goat, Griftegård), and mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust), Militant Misanthrope is completed with drawings inspired by the 1980s/90s anime style and werewolf folklore, created by Dwid Hellion (Integrity).

Militant Misanthrope will see release on February 2nd, on LP with Apocalyptic Visions, on cassette via Judas Chair Collective, and on CD through Psychic Rebellion. Stand by for audio samples, preorders, and more info on the album in the weeks ahead.

Militant Misanthrope Track Listing:

1. Vocationem
2. C.O.T.E.
3. Devil’s Daughters Dance
4. The Isolation Cult
5. Militant Misanthrope
6. Into The Otherworld
7. Sacred Sacrifice
8. Wind Assassin
9. The Mouth Beyond

Following the release of Militant Misanthrope, Broken Cross will perform its first live show ever at the Judas Chair Collective Festival 2018 in Helsinki, Finland March 16th through 18th, joining the likes of Circling The Drain, Remissions, Hail Conjurer, Sick World, Slave Hands, Dredged, Long Gone, Usko, Corroder, and more.

Broken Cross Live:
3/16-18/2018 Oranssi Ry – Helsinki, FI @ Judas Chair Collective Festival

The brainchild of one Niklas Holm, also the creator of death metal outfit Extermination Temple, Broken Cross has issued a wealth of singles and EPs since 2011, but it was the 2015-released Through Light To Night debut LP which saw the outfit’s tentacles writhe into the masses, surging with heavy inspiration from dark hardcore and punk influences, citing the likes of G.I.S.M. and Integrity.

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Caelestia Debut New Video “Devil´s Game” & Reveal “Thanatopsis” Album Details

Greek Symphonic Extreme Metal band, Caelestia, will release their new album ‘Thanatopsis’, on December 8th via EMP Label Group/SPV. The album was mixed and mastered at Fredman Studios (Gothenburg, Sweden) by Fredrik Nordström (Dream Evil). Caelestia have posted a audio video for the song ‘Devil´s Game’, which can be viewed below.


1. Intro / Time For Redemption
2. Initium Vitae Et Mortis
3. Thanatopsis
4. Chamber Of Torments
5. Devil´s Game
6. Dancing With The Demons
7. Travel To Eternity
8. Underlife
9. Martyrs (feat. Jason Bittner – OVERKILL, ex-FLOTSAM & JETSAM)
10. Lament Of The Sea


Dimitra Talamantes Vintsou – Vocals
Nikos Palivos – Vocals
Vassilis Thomas – Guitars
Socratis Panagouleas – Drums
Stelios Varotsakis – Bass
Vangelis Evangelou – Guitars

The cover artwork was made by Gogo Melone (LUNA OBSCURA).

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Edu Falaschi Announces “Rebirth of Shadows Tour” – Performing Angra Classics Across Brazil

Five years after leaving Angra in 2012, internationally renowned Brazilian power vocalist Edu Falaschi will be embarking on his “Rebirth of The Shadows Tour” across Brazil where he will be performing songs from albums he has appeared on such as “Rebirth”, “Hunters and Prey”, “Temple of Shadows”, “Aurora Consurgens” and “Aqua”. Joining Falaschi on the tour will be ex-Angra members drummer Aquilles Priester and keyboardist Fabio Laguna. The tour originally began in July of this summer with 7 packed shows that totaled over 10,000 in attendance. Now it returns for 23 dates in December and January (dates listed below).

“I’ve had many requests for concerts singing Angra! It’s natural since I was Angra’s lead singer for 12 years. Now Angra fans around the globe can have the chance to hear the Angra anthems performed by the original singer in an emotional and nostalgic experience that will bring back the good feelings from the golden years! I plan to perform first in South America and from there reach fans across USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia.” says Falaschi.

In 2016, Falaschi released both his solo album “Moonlight” and “E.V.O”, the 5th studio album from ALMAH via Test Your Metal Records. Throughout his career, Edu Falaschi has sold over 1 million albums, recorded 15 albums, along with several world tours that have included Japan, Europe, UAE and South America plus many important festivals like Wacken, Sweden Rock, Monsters of Rock, Rock in Rio, Progpower, Rock Machina, Gods of Metal, etc.

Edu Falaschi – Rebirth of Shadows Tour
08.12.17 – Americana/SP – Foxx Paintball
09.12.17 – São João Del Rei/MG – Kalahari
10.12.17 – Juiz de Fora/MG – Cultural Bar
14.12.17 – Uberlândia/MG – London Pub
15.12.17 – Campo Grande/MS – 21 Music Bar
16.12.17 – Brasília/DF – Sala Planalto
17.12.17 – Goiânia/GO – Bolshoi Pub
19.12.17 – Varginha/MG – Theatro Capitólio
21.12.17 – Belo Horizonte/MG – Music Hall
22.12.17 – Rio de Janeiro/RJ – Teatro Rival
04.01.18 – Manaus/AM – Parao Do Alemao
06.01.18 – Belém/PA – Botequim
07.01.18 – Salvador/BA – Teatro ISBA
11.01.18 – Teresina/PI – Bueiro Do Rock
12.01.18 – Fortaleza/CE – Complexo Armazém
13.01.18 – Natal/RN – Whiskritorio Pub
14.01.18 – Campina Grande/PB – Via Mirante
16.01.18 – Florianópolis/SC – John Bill
17.01.18 – Itajaí/SC – Centro De Eventos
18.01.18 – Blumenau/SC – Teatro Carlos Gomes
19.01.18 – Curitiba/PR – Hermes Bar
20.01.18 – Bebedouro/SP – Bebedouro Club
21.01.18 – São Paulo/SP – Carioca Club

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