Amon Amarth Kicking Off U.S. Tour Dates With Goatwhore

Amon Amarth will return to the road later this week for a U.S. headlining trek with labelmates Goatwhore.

Beginning this Sunday, April 30th and running through May 21st, the eighteen-date trek will also see the band making appearances at some of the country’s premier music festivals including Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Dark Lord Day, Northern Invasion, and Rock On The Range. See all confirmed dates below.

Amon Amarth will be touring in support of “Jomsviking,” the band’s first concept record telling a tragic, original tale of conflict and revenge, backed by the Swedes’ trademark anthemic metal.

4/30/2017 Welcome To Rockville – Jacksonville, FL *
5/01/2017 Vinyl – Pensacola, FL
5/02/2017 Varsity Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA
5/04/2017 New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN
5/05/2017 Carolina Rebellion – Charlotte, NC *
5/06/2017 The National – Richmond, VA
5/08/2017 TLA – Philadelphia, PA
5/09/2017 College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
5/10/2017 The Paramount – Huntington, NY
5/12/2017 20 Monroe Live – Grand Rapids, MI
5/13/2017 Dark Lord Day – Chicago, IL *
5/14/2017 Northern Invasion – Somerset, WI *
5/16/2017 The Cotillion – Wichita, KS
5/17/2017 Boulder Theatre – Boulder, CO
5/19/2017 The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
5/20/2017 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
5/21/2017 Rock On The Range – Columbus, OH *
*Amon Amarth only

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Avatarium Posts New Album Teaser Trailer

The doomy vintage rock wizards from Avatarium will deliver third full-length album “Hurricanes And Halos” on May 26th and today the Swedes unveil a new studio trailer for this magically haunting release.

In this clip, you can take a look behind the scenes of the recording process at the Gröndahl Studios as the band members discuss a new approach to this more progressive sounding record with accessible sound dynamics and diverse moments from heavy doom riffs to soft melodies.

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Lancer Releases “Dead Raising Towers” Live Video

Lancer released the “Mastery” album on January 13th via Nuclear Blast Records. After its release, the Swedes brought these new songs to European stages by touring extensively with Hammerfall and Gloryhammer.

A video team from Ward Records Japan filmed the band’s show at Große Freiheit 36 in Hamburg, Germany on February 7th. Taken from this material, Lancer proudly presents live clip “Dead Raising Towers” – check it out below.

Guitarist Fredrik Kelemen said: “From Hamburg, the last German show on our European tour earlier this year, comes this clip of ‘Dead Raising Towers’, the opening track from our latest album ‘Mastery.’ Check it out!”

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Lancer Releases “Dead Raising Towers” Live Video

Lancer released the “Mastery” album on January 13th via Nuclear Blast Records. After its release, the Swedes brought these new songs to European stages by touring extensively with Hammerfall and Gloryhammer.

A video team from Ward Records Japan filmed the band’s show at Große Freiheit 36 in Hamburg, Germany on February 7th. Taken from this material, Lancer proudly presents live clip “Dead Raising Towers” – check it out below.

Guitarist Fredrik Kelemen said: “From Hamburg, the last German show on our European tour earlier this year, comes this clip of ‘Dead Raising Towers’, the opening track from our latest album ‘Mastery.’ Check it out!”

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Cut Up launches title track for new album, ‘Wherever They May Rot’

– March 20th, 2017 –

This Friday (March 24th), Cut Up will release their highly anticipated sophomore album, Wherever They May Rot, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! Just as brutal as its predecessor, 2015′s Forensic Nightmares, Wherever They May Rot offers a rougher edge and is catchier overall. For a preview of the album, the title track can be heard at: youtube.com/watch?v=dMcmsXZX1v8

Let the Swedes unscrew your head at: metalblade.com/cutup, where you can listen to the previous singles, “From Ear To Ear” and “Vermin Funeral”, and pre-order Wherever They May Rot (featuring artwork by Lukasz Jaszak) in the following formats:
–Digipak CD (EU)/Jewelcase (US)
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–olive green-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–brass colored vinyl (limited to 100 copies – EMP exclusive)
–green/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies – USA exclusive)
*exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

With an impressive collective past in the extreme side of metal and the ambition to blaze the trail of musical violence, Cut Up has come to claim the throne. Combining grinding death metal with a modern approach and high musicianship, yet always with key focus on brutality, these Swedes are notorious for bringing the gore wherever they go. With their new album, Wherever They May Rot, Cut Up has reached a whole new level of brutality. Guitarist/vocalist Andreas Bjornson comments: “‘Wherever They May Rot‘ is an utter bloodbath from start to finish. We have managed to push the savagery even further than before, also broadening our sound without compromising one inch of aggression. Everyone has performed at the top of their game and the new songs are without a doubt the strongest we’ve ever created, reaching new heights in both speed and heaviness. We have sharpened our blades and the thirst for blood is unquenchable. The year of 2017 belongs to Cut Up!”

Wherever They May Rot track-listing:
1. From Ear To Ear
2. Necrophagic Madness
3. Behead The Dead
4. Wherever They May Rot
5. Vermin Funeral
6. By Hatred Bound
7. Psychosurgery
8. In The Aftermath
9. Master Dissector
10. Cranium Crusher
11. Raped By The Blade

Cut Up live:
Apr. 29 – Sundsvall, Sweden – Club Destroyer
May 12 – Deinze, Belgium – Muziekcafe Elpee
May 13 – Veghel, Netherlands – Deathfest II
May 20 – Hyvinkaa, Finland – Steelfest Open Air
July 29 – Essen, Germany – Nord Open Air
Oct. 21 – Belusa, Slovakia – Deathfest

Cut Up line-up:
Erik Rundqvist – vocals & bass
Andreas Bjornson – vocals & guitar
Anders Bertilsson – guitar
Tobias Gustafsson – drums

Cut Up online:
http://www.cutupofficial.com
https://www.facebook.com/cutupofficial
https://www.instagram.com/cutupofficial
https://www.youtube.com/c/cutupofficialdeathmetal

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Cut Up launches new video for “Vermin Funeral”

– March 6th, 2017 –

On March 24th, Cut Up will release their highly anticipated sophomore album, Wherever They May Rot, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! Just as brutal as its predecessor, 2015′s Forensic Nightmares, Wherever They May Rot offers a rougher edge and is catchier overall. For a preview of the album, a bloody video for the new single, “Vermin Funeral”, can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=8VqsosGM-3c

Cut Up‘s Anders Bertilsson (guitar) comments: “Inspiration for your arbitrary funerary rites arrives in the form of our new video. Shot in a cold, filthy, suitably depressing environment the video perfectly illustrates the scorching mid-tempo concentration of pure aggression that is ‘Vermin Funeral’. Thanks to the camera work and acting by the Arvika crew, we can now present you with this murderous cinematic experience. Watch as one by one is hunted down and hammered into the tomb. Get this and 10 more killing anthems with ‘Wherever They May Rot‘, out March 24th worldwide on Metal Blade Records!”

Let the Swedes unscrew your head at: metalblade.com/cutup, where you can listen to the first single, “From Ear To Ear”, and pre-order the record (featuring artwork by Lukasz Jaszak) in the following formats:
–Digipak CD (EU)/Jewelcase (US)
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–olive green-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–brass colored vinyl (limited to 100 copies – EMP exclusive)
–green/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies – USA exclusive)
*exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Cut Up guitarist/vocalist Andreas Bjornson comments: “‘Wherever They May Rot‘ is an utter bloodbath from start to finish. We have managed to push the savagery even further than before, also broadening our sound without compromising one inch of aggression. Everyone has performed at the top of their game and the new songs are without a doubt the strongest we’ve ever created, reaching new heights in both speed and heaviness. We have sharpened our blades and the thirst for blood is unquenchable. The year of 2017 belongs to Cut Up!”

Wherever They May Rot track-listing:
1. From Ear To Ear
2. Necrophagic Madness
3. Behead The Dead
4. Wherever They May Rot
5. Vermin Funeral
6. By Hatred Bound
7. Psychosurgery
8. In The Aftermath
9. Master Dissector
10. Cranium Crusher
11. Raped By The Blade

Cut Up line-up:
Erik Rundqvist – vocals & bass
Andreas Bjornson – vocals & guitar
Anders Bertilsson – guitar
Tobias Gustafsson – drums

Cut Up online:
http://www.cutupofficial.com
https://www.facebook.com/cutupofficial
https://www.instagram.com/cutupofficial
https://www.youtube.com/c/cutupofficialdeathmetal

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Cut Up launches new video for “Vermin Funeral”

– March 6th, 2017 –

On March 24th, Cut Up will release their highly anticipated sophomore album, Wherever They May Rot, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! Just as brutal as its predecessor, 2015′s Forensic Nightmares, Wherever They May Rot offers a rougher edge and is catchier overall. For a preview of the album, a bloody video for the new single, “Vermin Funeral”, can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=8VqsosGM-3c

Cut Up‘s Anders Bertilsson (guitar) comments: “Inspiration for your arbitrary funerary rites arrives in the form of our new video. Shot in a cold, filthy, suitably depressing environment the video perfectly illustrates the scorching mid-tempo concentration of pure aggression that is ‘Vermin Funeral’. Thanks to the camera work and acting by the Arvika crew, we can now present you with this murderous cinematic experience. Watch as one by one is hunted down and hammered into the tomb. Get this and 10 more killing anthems with ‘Wherever They May Rot‘, out March 24th worldwide on Metal Blade Records!”

Let the Swedes unscrew your head at: metalblade.com/cutup, where you can listen to the first single, “From Ear To Ear”, and pre-order the record (featuring artwork by Lukasz Jaszak) in the following formats:
–Digipak CD (EU)/Jewelcase (US)
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–olive green-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–brass colored vinyl (limited to 100 copies – EMP exclusive)
–green/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies – USA exclusive)
*exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Cut Up guitarist/vocalist Andreas Bjornson comments: “‘Wherever They May Rot‘ is an utter bloodbath from start to finish. We have managed to push the savagery even further than before, also broadening our sound without compromising one inch of aggression. Everyone has performed at the top of their game and the new songs are without a doubt the strongest we’ve ever created, reaching new heights in both speed and heaviness. We have sharpened our blades and the thirst for blood is unquenchable. The year of 2017 belongs to Cut Up!”

Wherever They May Rot track-listing:
1. From Ear To Ear
2. Necrophagic Madness
3. Behead The Dead
4. Wherever They May Rot
5. Vermin Funeral
6. By Hatred Bound
7. Psychosurgery
8. In The Aftermath
9. Master Dissector
10. Cranium Crusher
11. Raped By The Blade

Cut Up line-up:
Erik Rundqvist – vocals & bass
Andreas Bjornson – vocals & guitar
Anders Bertilsson – guitar
Tobias Gustafsson – drums

Cut Up online:
http://www.cutupofficial.com
https://www.facebook.com/cutupofficial
https://www.instagram.com/cutupofficial
https://www.youtube.com/c/cutupofficialdeathmetal

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Cut Up reveals details for new album, ‘Wherever They May Rot’

– February 9th, 2017 –

Launches first single, “From Ear to Ear”

On March 24th, Cut Up will release their highly anticipated sophomore album, Wherever They May Rot, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! Just as brutal as its predecessor, 2015′s Forensic Nightmares, Wherever They May Rot offers a rougher edge and is catchier overall. Let the Swedes unscrew your head at: metalblade.com/cutup, where you can listen to the first single, “From Ear To Ear”, and pre-order the record (featuring artwork by Lukasz Jaszak) in the following formats:
–Digipak CD (EU)/Jewelcase (US)
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–olive green-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–brass colored vinyl (limited to 100 copies – EMP exclusive)
–green/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies – USA exclusive)
*exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Cut Up guitarist/vocalist Andreas Bjornson comments: “‘Wherever They May Rot‘ is an utter bloodbath from start to finish. We have managed to push the savagery even further than before, also broadening our sound without compromising one inch of aggression. Everyone has performed at the top of their game and the new songs are without a doubt the strongest we’ve ever created, reaching new heights in both speed and heaviness. We have sharpened our blades and the thirst for blood is unquenchable. The year of 2017 belongs to Cut Up!”

Wherever They May Rot track-listing:
01. From Ear to Ear
02. Necrophagic Madness
03. Behead the Dead
04. Wherever They May Rot
05. Vermin Funeral
06. By Hatred Bound
07. Psychosurgery
08. In the Aftermath
09. Master Dissector
10. Cranium Crusher
11. Raped by the Blade

Cut Up line-up:
Erik Rundqvist – vocals & bass
Andreas Bjornson – vocals & guitar
Anders Bertilsson – guitar
Tobias Gustafsson – drums

Cut Up online:
http://www.cutupofficial.com
https://www.facebook.com/cutupofficial
https://www.instagram.com/cutupofficial
https://www.youtube.com/c/cutupofficialdeathmetal

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Opeth Premieres Title Track From Upcoming New Album “Sorceress”

Opeth premieres the title track from the its upcoming new album “Sorceress”, which will be out in stores September 30th via the band’s own Nuclear Blast Entertainment imprint label, Moderbolaget Records.

Check it out below, courtesy of Rollingstone.com.

For “Sorceress,” Opeth returned to Rockfield Studios in Wales, also home to pivotal releases from Queen, Rush and Judas Priest, where the Swedes had tracked “Pale Communion” in 2014 with Tom Dalgety. The band spent 12 days recording at the countryside venue among its serene and inspiring surroundings. The album’s track listing is:

1. Persephone
2. Sorceress
3. The Wilde Flowers
4. Will O The Wisp
5. Chrysalis
6. Sorceress 2
7. The Seventh Sojourn
8. Strange Brew
9. A Fleeting Glance
10. Era
11. Persephone (Slight Return)

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Legions Of War Releasing New EP “Honour To The Past”

Legions Of War just released a medley of music from the band’s impending EP release, with Inferno Records commenting:

“We’re really proud to announce to you that Legions Of War are back with a surprising but nevertheless mindblowing new release! Two years after the second & awesome album ‘Forced To The Ground,’ the Swedes are about to return with a new EP/CD that they wanted to be a tribute to the glorious bands of the 80’s heavy metal!

“This one is made of 5 covers of classics from the heavy metal genre, turned into their distinctive & particular blackened thrash metal style! Artwork & release date will be soon announced! STAY TUNED!”

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