Within Temptation To Release New Album, “Resist” In December

In a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Sharon Den Adel of Dutch symphonic metal outfit Within Temptation revealed that the band will release their seventh album, “Resist,” on December 14th via Spinefarm Records/Universal Music Germany.

Speaking about the record, vocalist Sharon Den Adel tells Metal Hammer: “Sometimes it feels that today’s pop music lacks a rebellious edge. Our main goal was to collect pieces from sounds we did like then roughen the whole thing up as much as we could, allowing us to shape a new musical world that is heavier, dirtier and more futuristic than we’ve ever created before. Resist is our new take on metal; our way of giving a fresh lease of life to the rebellious edge of modern music.”

The band will be promoting the release of the album with a lengthy European tour, which features the following dates:

October 11 – Grand Hall Siberia – Krasnoyarsk, Russia
October 13 – House Of Culture – Novosibirsk, Russia
October 15 – Kosmos – Yekaterinenburg, Russia
October 17 – Milo Club – Nizhny Nivgorod, Russia
October 18 – Stadium Club – Moscow, Russia
October 19 – A2 – St. Petersburg, Russia
October 20 – Metro Areena – Espoo, Finland
October 22 – The Annex – Stockholm, Sweden
October 23 – Sentrum Scene – Oslo, Norway
October 24 – Valby Hallen – Copenhagen, Denmark
October 26 – Sala Ziemi – Poznan, Poland
October 27 – Torwar – Warsaw, Poland
November 9 – O2 Academy – Birmingham, UK
November 10 – O2 Apollo – Manchester, UK
November 11 – O2 Academy – Glasgow, UK
November 13 – O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK
November 16 – Le Zénith – Paris, France
November 17 – Lotto Arena – Antwerp, Belgium
November 19 – Palladium – Cologne, Germany
November 20 – Rockhal – Luxembourg, Luxembourg
November 21 – Samsung Halle – Zürich, Switzerland
November 24 – AFAS Live – Amsterdam, Netherlands
November 25 – MartiniPlaza – Groningen, Netherlands
December 8 – Columbiahalle – Berlin, Germany
December 9 – Mehr! Theater – Hamburg, Germany
December 11 – Forum Karlin – Prague, Czech Republic
December 12 – Tüskecsarnok – Budapest, Hungary
December 13 – Gasometer – Vienna, Austria
December 15 – Fabrique – Milan, Italy
December 16 – MHP Arena – Ludwigsburg, Germany
December 17 – Zenith – Munich, Germany
December 18 – Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt, Germany
December 21 – 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands
December 22 – 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands

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Within Temptation To Release New Album, “Resist” In December

In a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Sharon Den Adel of Dutch symphonic metal outfit Within Temptation revealed that the band will release their seventh album, “Resist,” on December 14th via Spinefarm Records/Universal Music Germany.

Speaking about the record, vocalist Sharon Den Adel tells Metal Hammer: “Sometimes it feels that today’s pop music lacks a rebellious edge. Our main goal was to collect pieces from sounds we did like then roughen the whole thing up as much as we could, allowing us to shape a new musical world that is heavier, dirtier and more futuristic than we’ve ever created before. Resist is our new take on metal; our way of giving a fresh lease of life to the rebellious edge of modern music.”

The band will be promoting the release of the album with a lengthy European tour, which features the following dates:

October 11 – Grand Hall Siberia – Krasnoyarsk, Russia
October 13 – House Of Culture – Novosibirsk, Russia
October 15 – Kosmos – Yekaterinenburg, Russia
October 17 – Milo Club – Nizhny Nivgorod, Russia
October 18 – Stadium Club – Moscow, Russia
October 19 – A2 – St. Petersburg, Russia
October 20 – Metro Areena – Espoo, Finland
October 22 – The Annex – Stockholm, Sweden
October 23 – Sentrum Scene – Oslo, Norway
October 24 – Valby Hallen – Copenhagen, Denmark
October 26 – Sala Ziemi – Poznan, Poland
October 27 – Torwar – Warsaw, Poland
November 9 – O2 Academy – Birmingham, UK
November 10 – O2 Apollo – Manchester, UK
November 11 – O2 Academy – Glasgow, UK
November 13 – O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK
November 16 – Le Zénith – Paris, France
November 17 – Lotto Arena – Antwerp, Belgium
November 19 – Palladium – Cologne, Germany
November 20 – Rockhal – Luxembourg, Luxembourg
November 21 – Samsung Halle – Zürich, Switzerland
November 24 – AFAS Live – Amsterdam, Netherlands
November 25 – MartiniPlaza – Groningen, Netherlands
December 8 – Columbiahalle – Berlin, Germany
December 9 – Mehr! Theater – Hamburg, Germany
December 11 – Forum Karlin – Prague, Czech Republic
December 12 – Tüskecsarnok – Budapest, Hungary
December 13 – Gasometer – Vienna, Austria
December 15 – Fabrique – Milan, Italy
December 16 – MHP Arena – Ludwigsburg, Germany
December 17 – Zenith – Munich, Germany
December 18 – Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt, Germany
December 21 – 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands
December 22 – 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands

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Helloween Announces New Studio Album And Live CD/DVD Package

German power metal legends Helloween has announced that they will be releasing a live CD/DVD package of their recent “Pumpkins United” tour next year, with a new studio album to follow in 2020. An update from the group reads thusly:

“A very special summer season, not only due to the tropical heat, is slowly coming to an end: Festivals have been rocked so hard that we would’ve been sweating even if mercury hadn’t been on a permanent high. Among the massive Pumpkins United World Tour’s open air highlights were, of course, the headline slots at Wacken, Barcelona’s Rock Fest and Masters of Rock – but also the mega gigs with Iron Maiden at Sweden Rock Festival and Florence’s Firenze Rocks in June were definitely shows we’ll remember for all eternity. Thanks to everyone who has been with us until now!

“Fortunately the tour is by no means over, and dates in the US and Canada are next on the schedule – there will also be, due to the tremendous demand, additional dates in Latin America to follow: And as first class support, no other than Kreator and Arch Enemy will be firing up the stages for the Pumpkins! Final shows with the full United cast will take place at the end of 2018 with a right royal farewell blast: In Hamburg, right where all the madness started in 1984, Pumpkins United will burn down the house with the tour’s last show in the legendary Sporthalle on December 22nd.

“For those, who mysteriously missed the tour – but also for everyone, who has been a part of it and would love to revisit those unique nights, the boys have recorded the very best moments. Goose bump inducing footage of the Pumpkins United world tour, which has been reveled as “tour of the year” by fans and press everywhere, will be released as a live CD as well as on DVD and Blu-ray at the beginning of 2019, so that those nights can be celebrated over and over without even having to leave the sofa.

“As we are reeling from Wacken and preparing for the upcoming show in Bamberg, those maniacs are already launching the next sensation: For starters, Nuclear Blast has insisted to keep the band on their roster for a few more years, and – double bass drum roll – there will be a brand-new studio album with Kiske and Hansen. With the band’s songwriting trio of Weikath, Hansen and Deris retreating to the studio together with these two exceptional singers in 2019, it’s clear that the album scheduled for 2020 will be no less than epic.”

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Tehoa Premiere New Song “The Eleventh Head of Awakening” From Upcoming Debut Album “T.E.H.O.A.”

Tehoa, a black metal band based in Västerås, Sweden premiere a new song entitled “The Eleventh Head of Awakening”, taken from their upcoming debut album “T.E.H.O.A.”, which be released at some so-far-unidentified future date.

Check out now “The Eleventh Head of Awakening” below.

TRACK LIST:

1. Glory of the Left Hand
2. Submerged in Unconscious Desire
3. The Eleventh Head of Awakening
4. The Yawning Void
5. Utmost Devotion
6. Utmost Devotion PT II

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Cult of Fire (CZ) and Skogen (SE) added to Inferno Metal Festival line-up2019

Black Metal bands, CULT OF FIRE from the Czech Republic and SKOGEN from Sweden, are both confirmed for Inferno Metal Festival 2019.

Cult of Fire was formed in the Czech Republic in 2010. Since then the band has released two studio albums, one live album and four EPs. Their music style is epic and powerful black metal. The band has never before played in Oslo, so be sure to catch their show when they come to Inferno Metal Festival for the first time.

https://www.facebook.com/cultoffireofficial/

Skogen is a Swedish black metal band. In 2019 the band will have their 10 years anniversary. During their lifespan Skogen has released five studio albums. The latest one is “Skuggorna kallar” released earlier this year. Skogen means “The Forest” in both Norwegian and Swedish. Despite being our neighbors – Skogen has only been to Norway once before, so be sure to check ’em out at Inferno 2019.

https://www.facebook.com/skogensweden/

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Steve Grimmett‘s Grim Reaper Announces North American Tour Dates

Steve Grimmett‘s Grim Reaper will tour North America starting in New Hampshire on September 27, 2018 and wrap up with a two night stint at The Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles.

Dissonance Productions released the long awaited album from Steve Grimmett‘s GRIM REAPER entitled ’Walking In The Shadows‘ almost two years ago. It was the band‘s first new recording since 1987‘s Rock You To Hell.

Grim Reaper‘s story begins in 1979 after successfully fighting off hundreds of bands in a local Battle Of The Bands competition. This win, combined with an already sizeable following, aroused the interest of Ebony Records. Signing with the small UK label, Grim Reaper released three albums in rapid succession to international acclaim. Due to legal turmoil with Ebony, Grim Reaper would disband in 1988. Grimmett would go on to record with Onslaught, Lionsheart, and more recently The Sanity Days debut Evil Beyond Belief. His renowned vocal range remains one of metal‘s most identifiable with loyal fans turning out in numbers to hear him perform.

Since reforming in 2006, Steve Grimmett‘s Grim Reaper has made several European festival appearances including Germany‘s Keep It True, England‘s British Steel, Belgium‘s Heavy Sound, and Sweden‘s Muskelrock as well as touring North and South America.

As widely reported Steve had to have part of his leg amputated in Ecuador while on the bands South American tour in January 2017 after an operation to stem an aggressive infection failed. Since then Steve has got himself back up and out on the road worldwide.

September 2018
27th Manchester, NH @ Jewel Music Venue
28th New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theater
29th Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theater
30th New Bedford, MA @ The Vault

October 2018
1st Montreal, QU @ Piranha Bar
2nd Quebec, QU @ L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
3rd Ottawa, ON @ The Brass Monkey
4th Toronto, ON @ Mod Club Theatre
7th Chicago, IL @ Reggies
8th Detroit, MI @ Token Lounge
20th Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp
21st San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room
24th Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky a Go Go
25th Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky a Go Go

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Powerwolf New Song “Incense And Iron” From Upcoming New Album “The Sacrament Of Sin”

German power metal outfit Powerwolf will release their seventh effort, “The Sacrament Of Sin”, on July 20 through Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2015’s “Blessed & Possessed” was recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren.

The official lyric video for the new single “Incense And Iron” can be streamed below.

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Powerwolf Premiere New Song & Video “Fire & Forgive” From Upcoming New Album “The Sacrament Of Sin”

German metal outfit Powerwolf will release their seventh studio effort, “The Sacrament Of Sin”, on July 20 through Napalm Records. The album was recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren.

The official video for the track from it “Fire & Forgive” can be seen below.

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Skeletonwitch Premiere New Song “When Paradise Fades” From Upcoming New Album “Devouring Radiant Light”

Skeletonwitch premiere a new song entitled “When Paradise Fades”, taken from their upcoming new album “Devouring Radiant Light”, which will be out in stores July 20 via Prosthetic Records.

Check out now “When Paradise Fades” below.

Devouring Radiant Light by Skeletonwitch

Devouring Radiant Light was recorded with Kurt Ballou (High on Fire, Kvelertak, Chelsea Wolfe) at GodCity Studio in Salem, MA, mixed by Fredrik Nordström (Opeth, At the Gates) at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden, and was mastered by Brad Boatright of From Ashes Rise at Audiosiege Engineering in Portland, OR.

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Primordial: ‘Spirit the Earth Aflame’ and ‘Storm Before Calm’ LP re-issues (with new artwork) now available via Metal Blade Records

– June 6th, 2018 –

Out of print for awhile, two classic Primordial albums will be re-issued on vinyl on July 13th: Spirit The Earth Aflame and Storm Before Calm! These are without a doubt the best vinyl versions you will get from these titles! Both albums have been remastered by Patrick W. Engel for the best sound quality possible and include posters.

Primordial comments: “Finally after a long, long time we are able to announce the vinyl re-issues of both our third album, ‘Spirit The Earth Aflame‘, and fourth, ‘Storm Before Calm‘, treated with the respect they deserve after all these years, and those are many years indeed! Remastered for vinyl with restored and complete artwork and finally an aesthetic vision that compliments, defines and emboldens the music instead of the cheap, instant and nasty version that appeared all those years ago – and a special mention to ‘Storm…‘, which now has the proper artwork it was always meant to have! We are proud to stand behind these versions and to realize an ambition long held by the band to give people the definitive vinyl versions of these albums!”

Spirit the Earth Aflame LP re-issue
–180g black vinyl
–dark brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–wine-red/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–olive/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–yellow ochre marbled vinyl (US/eBay exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

Storm Before Calm LP re-issue
–180g black vinyl
–dark brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–wine-red/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–olive/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–yellow ochre marbled vinyl (US/eBay exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

Pre-order your copies now at IndieMerch, EMP, eBay.

Primordial released their new album, Exile Amongst The Ruins, earlier this year through Metal Blade Records. To preview and purchase Exile Amongst The Ruins, please visit: metalblade.com/primordial

Primordial live:
June 9 – Solvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock
July 14 – Balingen, Germany – Bang Your Head!!!
July 20 – Bertingen, Germany – Rock Unter Den Eichen
July 21 – Brescia, Italy – Colony Festival
July 27 – Tolmin, Slovenia – Metaldays
Aug. 11 – Villena, Spain – Leyendas Del Rock
Aug. 12 – Kortrijk, Belgium – Alcatraz Metal Festival
Aug. 26 – Suceava, Romania – Bucovina Rock Castle
Sept. 21 – Porto, Portugal – Hard Club (Under the Doom – warm up show)
Sept. 22 – Lisbon, Portugal – RCA Club (Under the Doom – warm up show)
Oct. 27 – Limerick, Ireland – Dolans / Siege Of Limerick
Nov. 10 – Helsinki, Finland – SteelChaos Festival

Primordial line-up:
A.A. Nemtheanga – Vocals
Ciarán MacUilliam – Guitar
Michael O’Floinn – Guitar
Pól MacAmlaigh – Bass
Simon O’Laoghaire – Drums

Primordial online:
https://www.facebook.com/primordialofficial
https://www.youtube.com/user/primordialvideo

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