Domgard Premieres New Song “Kynjagaldr”

Swedish black metal group Domgard premiere “Kynjagaldr,” a song from the forthcoming album Ödelagt. The band are set to release their highly anticipated third album Ödelagt on Carnal Records. Five long years since the release of sophomore album Myrkviðr, the Gothenburg band has returned with 12 tracks of fierce Black Metal in the finest Swedish tradition with a thematic focus on the dark and enlightening aspects of Germanic mythology, magic and custom.

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Amon Amarth and Ride & Crash Games Launch New Viking Mobile Video Game In 80′s Retro Style

– November 20th, 2017 –

Available immediately, Swedish heavy metal titans Amon Amarth (Metal Blade Records/Sony Music International) – in partnership with Swedish video game developer and publisher Ride & Crash Games AB – has unleashed a new Amon Amarth mobile video game!

The Game. You are Thor and your mission is simple: cleanse Midgard from all of the vile creatures that are threatening the (*ahem*) peaceful Viking way of life. There are three keys to ensure your success:

(1) your hammer, Mjolnir;
(2) your control of the freakin’ thunder and lightning!; and
(3) your fighting spirit is always high thanks to Amon Amarth‘s epic music in retro style blasting from over the horizons and into your ears.

The unique game features four worlds, four epic battles, 12 unique levels and 13 different Amon Amarth tracks with retro video game sounds!

The game is available worldwide to the public for iOS and Android Phones and Tablets for a retail price of $8.99. This link redirects the mobile or tablet user to their correct App Store: tosto.re/amonamarthgame

The idea for the game was conceived in the fall of 2015 when Robert Chirico Willstedt, a video game producer in Stockholm and founder of Ride & Crash Games AB, met Amon Amarth. Robert and the band bonded over epic amounts of beer and a common love of video games, and they started discussing how cool it would be if they could create a video game for Amon Amarth. There and then, the idea was born of a retro style Viking platformer with Amon Amarth music in ’80s sounding square wave format. Robert hand-picked a team of developers and designers to realize the game concept. The band met the development team continuously during the development process to ensure the end product would stay true to the initial vision of the game. This is an authentic Amon Amarth product.

Grab Mjolnir. Blast Amon Amarth. Save Midgard.

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

Amon Amarth online:
http://www.amonamarth.com
http://www.facebook.com/OfficialAmonAmarth
http://twitter.com/amonamarthband
https://www.instagram.com/amonamarth
https://youtube.com/AmonAmarthOfficial
http://giphy.com/amonamarth

Ride & Crash online:
rideandcrash.com

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Entombed A.D., Stick To Your Guns And More Added To With Full Force 2018

The organiser’s of Germany’s With Full Force festival has announced a further ten bands for next year’s edition of the event. This includes Swedish veterans Entombed A.D., as well as Stick To Your Guns, Asking Alexandria, Thy Art Is Murder, Megaherz, Knocked Loose, Being As An Ocean, The Hirsch Effekt, Ze Gran Theft and Stray From The Path. The festival will take place from June 14 – 16 in Gräfenhainichen, Germany.

The current lineup now reads as follows:

8 Kids
Abbath
Asking Alexandria
Being As An Ocean
Booze & Glory
Bullet For My Valentine
Caliban
Dagoba
Dritte Wahl
Employed To Serve
Entombed A.D.
For I Am King
God Dethroned
Kataklysm
Kanzler & Sohne
Knocked Loose
Lionheart
Madball
Manos
Marduk
Megaherz
Oceans Ate Alaska
Perkele
Psychostick
Pro-Pain
Stray From The Path
Stick To Your Guns
The Hirsh Effekt
Toxpack
Thy Art Is Murder
Unleashed
Ze Gran Theft

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Stillborn Debuts Full-Album Stream Of Brand New Album “Nocturnals”

The day has come, today the Swedish goth/doom metal pioneers Stillborn are releasing their comeback album “Nocturnals”. Stillborn is Peter Asp, Erik Sundquist, Kari Hokkanen & Ingemar Scott Henning.

Have a listen below:

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Stillborn Debuts Full-Album Stream Of Brand New Album “Nocturnals”

The day has come, today the Swedish goth/doom metal pioneers Stillborn are releasing their comeback album “Nocturnals”. Stillborn is Peter Asp, Erik Sundquist, Kari Hokkanen & Ingemar Scott Henning.

Have a listen below:

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New Album “The Crowning of the Fire King” Streaming In Full From Sorcerer

In celebration of the release of the new album “The Crowning Of The Fire King” today (October 20th) via Metal Blade Records, Swedish epic doom act Sorcerer is streaming the entire release, which you can hear in the player below.

The track listing for “The Crowning Of The Fire King” is:

1. Sirens (see video clip here)
2. Ship Of Doom (see video clip here)
3. Abandoned By The Gods
4. The Devil’s Incubus (see lyric video here)
5. Nattvaka
6. Crimson Cross
7. The Crowning Of The Fire King
8. Unbearable Sorrow

Check out the album here:

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New Single “Chiral Ghost” Available From Terminal Function

Stockholm based technical death metal band Terminal Function dropped the first single from the upcoming new EP “Krakstören,” teaming up with Unsung Melody to premiere it over at this location. You don’t really have to go anywhere, however, since the track is also streaming in the player just at the bottom.

“Krakstören” qas recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by Terminal Function in the band’s own Soundfraction Studios in Stockholm, Sweden. The EP will be released by Swedish music label Stupid Dream Records, run by the band’s guitarist, Stefan Aronsson.

On the new song, guitarist Mikael Almgren says, “The lyrics were inspired by a dream I had about meeting your past and future shadow self. I guess you could see it as a metaphor for reflecting and be aware of your past and at the same time think ahead, keeping different time perspective in your mind simultaneously.

The music alters quite a bit between the usual tech metal odd time signatures, fast parts and slow heavy sections with some haunting guitar parts, which made me think the topic of the lyrics would suit this song.”

Check it out here:

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Century Media Records Inks Deal With Death Alley, New Song Released

Dutch destroyers Death Alley signed on with Century Media Records for the upcoming sophomore album. The band is streaming the new song “The Sewage,” which is available in the player at the bottom.

The band already raised attention with the debut album “Black Magick Boogieland” in 2015. The band, revolving around former The Devil’s Blood guitarist Oeds Beydals, singer Douwe Truijens, Swedish drummer Uno Bruniusson (ex-In Solitude) and latest addition Sander Bus on bass, mainline an unorthodox cross contamination of psychedelic hard rock and punk, played with excellent precision and power. The spirit of Bad Brains and King Crimson, Hawkwind and Poison Idea, and hints of The Stooges and Black Sabbath-worship form the fundament for Death Alley’s solid rock and roll presented with metal finesse and a pitch black psychedelic soul cherry on top.

The ink on the new deal with Century Media Records isn’t dry yet and the band just left the Moon Studios where they recorded the sophomore album with producer Pieter Kloos (Motorpsycho, The Devil’s Blood, Dool, etc.). Right now, the band is hitting the road again with friends in Kadavar with whom very special tour split 7” was created.

The band comments: “We’ve been sailing the sewage for quite a while now, and time has come to harvest the gold and offer it to you on a silver platter. We can spend much time and effort describing the feeling of the new music, the upcoming record, and the European tour with Kadavar, but that will always be just a faint shadow of showing it: so just come to the shows and blast the new song with volume at 11 – that’ll say more than the dozens of synonyms for ‘stoked’. Let us feast on it.”

Check out “The Sewage” here:

Don’t miss seeing Death Alley on tour in Europe and watch out for the new album to be released in early 2018 through Century Media Records.

Confirmed Dates:

Kadavar/Mantar/Death Alley:

13.10.2017 Hamburg (GER), Markthalle *
14.10.2017 Leipzig (GER), Conne Island
16.10.2017 Antwerpen (BE), Desert Fest
17.10.2017 Strassbourg (FR), La Laiterie Club
18.10.2017 Paris (FR), Le Trabendo
19.10.2017 Rennes (FR), L’Ubu
20.10.2017 Bordeaux (FR), La Krakatoa
21.10.2017 Madrid (ES), But
22.10.2017 Barcelona (ES), Bikini
24.10.2017 Lyon (FR), Feyzin
25.10.2017 Monthey (CH), Pont Rouge
26.10.2017 Aarau (CH), Kiff
27.10.2017 München (GER), Backstage
28.10.2017 Wien (AT), Flex
29.10.2017 Graz (AT), PPC
30.10.2017 Zagreb (CRO), Mocvara
01.11.2017 Budapest (HU), A38
02.11.2017 Warschau (POL), Progresja
03.11.2017 Krakau (POL), Kwadrat
04.11.2017 Prag (CZ), Nova Chmelnice
05.11.2017 Nürnberg (GER), Hirsch
07.11.2017 Amsterdam (NL), Paradiso Noord
08.11.2017 Hannover (GER), Capitol
09.11.2017 Copenhagen (DK), Pumpehuset
10.11.2017 Stockholm (SV), Debaser
11.11.2017 Oslo (NO), BLA
12.11.2017 Gothenburg (SV), Pustervik
13.11.2017 Deventer (NL), Burgerweeshuis
15.11.2017 Köln (GER), Stollwerck
16.11.2017 Wiesbaden (GER), Schlachthof
17.11.2017 Stuttgart (GER), LKA Longhorn
18.11.2017 Berlin (GER), Columbiahalle

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20th Anniversary Edition Of Debut Album “Glory To The Brave” Announced By HammerFall

Sweden’s HammerFall will release the 20th Anniversary Edition of the celebrated debut record “Glory To The Brave” on December 1st. The release is chock full of bonus material.

When HammerFall released the debut album “Glory To The Brave” 20 years ago, the five Swedes launched a true heavy metal revival overnight. While the mainstream still concentrated on grunge and the metal scene was dominated by black metal and gothic acts, this traditional metal record was like a godsend and heralded a new era. “For us, the immense success was a real shock in the beginning,” singer Joacim Cans remembers, because suddenly, HammerFall was considered to be the saviours of true metal. They received countless rave reviews from magazines, Wacken Open Air booked the band for a prime time slot on the main stage, Kai Hansen invited the band personally to join as support on the Gamma Ray tour and the CD entered the German album charts at the amazing position of #38 – an unbelievable achievement during this time. “Our advantage was that no one has expected us and our album. We only did what we wanted and felt compelled to do.”

This passion was not least influenced by German metal acts like Accept, Helloween and Stormwitch, but also by other underdogs like Warlord or Picture. “I’m still very proud of this album, it has turned our lives upside down” the vocalist sums up, and is equally proud of the extensive re-release of the cult album, which will be released on December 1st via Nuclear Blast. The re-release includes the completely re-mastered version of “Glory To The Brave,” a radio edit of the legendary title track as well as the great cover version of the Stormwich classic “Ravenlord.” The bonus CD will include six live versions of “The Metal Age,” “Steel Meets Steel,” “Stone Cold,” “Glory To The Brave,” “Hammerfall” and “The Dragon Lies Bleeding,” as well as a medley from numerous tracks off of their first-class debut album, which was recorded live this year at a show in Berlin.

In addition to this, the double CD will also be enhanced by a bonus DVD containing the first chapters of “The First Crusade” documentary, which was originally published on VHS, as well as four new, historically edited interview chapters plus a live recording of their Dynamo Open Air show at Eindhoven in 1998. It will be available as a Digipak in an attractive box set, including a booklet containing detailed liner notes, many photos from the private archives of the musicians as well as magazine reports, flyers, posters and much more. Besides the 2-CD/DVD, you can also purchase the audio part separately, which includes bonus tracks as a double-vinyl.

There has been no other album that was quite as important for the development of heavy metal in the nineties and now, the milestone will be published in a comprehensive deluxe edition that leaves no wish unfulfilled!

“Glory To The Brave – 20 Year Anniversary Edition’ will be released with brand-new cover artwork and is now available for pre-order over at this location.

The track listings are as follows:

Digipak, Album Tracks Remastered

CD1:

01. The Dragon Lies Bleeding
02. The Metal Age
03. HammerFall
04. I Believe
05. Child Of The Damned
06. Steel Meets Steel
07. Stone Cold
08. Unchained
09. Glory To The Brave
Bonus:
10. Ravenlord
11. Glory To The Brave (radio edit)

CD 2 (Bonus Live):

01. The Metal Age (1998)
02. Steel Meets Steel (1998)
03. Stone Cold (1998)
04. Glory To The Brave (2012)
05. Hammerfall (2012)
06. The Dragon Lies Bleeding (2012)
07. Glory To The Brave Medley (2017)

BONUS DVD:

The First Crusade:

01. Introduction
02. Steel Meets Steel – First Live Show
03. Glory To The Brave – Clip 1
04. HammerFall
05. Steel Meets Steel – Live
06. Glory to the Brave – Clip 2
07. The Making of „Glory To The Brave“
08. Ravenlord – Live (Stormwitch cover)
09. The Metal Age – Live
10. Nominated for the Swedish Grammy Award
11. Stone Cold -Live
12. Interview

Interview 2017:

13. Chapter I: The Early Days
14. Chapter II: The Rockslaget Festival
15. Chapter III: The Album
16. Chapter IV: New Members, Wacken & Touring

Live: Dynamo Festival 1998

17. Child Of The Damned
18. The Metal Age
19. Steel Meets Steel
20. Eternal Dark
21. The Dragon Lies Bleeding
22. Stone Cold
23. HammerFall

2LP (140g, 33 RPM) Album Tracks Remastered:

Side A:

01. The Dragon Lies Bleeding
02. The Metal Age
03. HammerFall
04. I Believe
05. Child Of The Damned

Side B:

01. Steel Meets Steel
02. Stone Cold
03. Unchained
04. Glory To The Brave

Side C (Bonus):

01. Ravenlord
02. The Metal Age (live 1998)
03. Steel Meets Steel (live 1998)
04. Stone Cold (live 1998)

Side D (Bonus):

01. Glory To The Brave (live 2012)
02. Hammerfall (live 2012)
03. The Dragon Lies Bleeding (live 2012)
04. Glory To The Brave – Medley (live 2017)

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First Details Of New Metal Opera “Beloved Antichrist” Announced By Therion, Tour Dates Revealed

When 15 year old prodigy Christofer Johnsson founded Therion as a death metal band in 1987, little did he know that exactly 30 years later he would put the final touches to a project that will go down in history as symphonic metal’s most ambitious release. While “metal operas” are no longer an unusual creation, this term will forever receive a new meaning on January 26, 2018, when the curtain opens for Johnsson’s lifelong creation: “Beloved Antichrist.” The new spectacular brainchild consists of 3 full-length CDs. It’s more than just a concept album, but a complete rock opera with multiple chapters unveiling a sweeping story, partly based on and inspired by Vladímir Soloviov “A Short Tale Of The Antichrist.”

With an incredible total of 29 different roles and characters, who all required a unique voice, Therion hired not only a big choir, but also 29 vocalists to bring the epic story to life. With long-time collaborators like Thomas Vikström, Lori Lewis and Chiara Malvestiti, fans will hear the classical Therion vibe but also be able to drown in a magical maelstrom of many new as well as familiar voices. Divided into several chapters, the opera reaches a full length of 3 and a half hours and Therion is currently working on the possibility of bringing the entire production to the stage.

While this monumental undertaking still simmers away in the Swedish production halls, the band has announced a pan-European tour where they will perform some of their new masterpieces live in a classical concert setting. Support comes from Russia’s Imperial Age, Germany’s Null Positiv and New York symphonic metal act Midnight Eternal. Don’t miss this new milestone in the history of symphonic metal and witness this dramatic staging of the apocalypse and all those brave, sinister and fascinating characters heading towards the end of it all.

More info on “Beloved Antichrist” will be revealed soon. The European tour dates are as follows:

THERION
w/ IMPERIAL AGE + NULL POSITIV + MIDNIGHT ETERNAL
01.02. DE – Essen, Turock
02.02. NL – Amsterdam, Melkweg
03.02. UK – London, Islington Assembly Hall
04.02. UK – Manchester, Rebellion
07.02. UK – Aberdeen, The Assembly
08.02. UK – Glasgow, Audio
09.02. UK – Sheffield, Corporation
10.02. UK – Belfast, Limelight
11.02. IRE – Dublin, Tivoli
13.02. UK – Bristol, Bierkeller
14.02. UK – Birmingham, O2 Institute
16.02. FR – Paris, Trabendo
20.02. ES – Bilbao, Santana 27
21.02. PT – Oporto, Hard Club
22.02. Pt – Lisboa, Lisboa Oa Vivo
23.02. ES – Sevilla, Sala Custom
24.02. ES – Madrid, Sala But 2
25.02. ES – Barcelona, Razzmatazz 2
01.03. IT – Brescia, Circolo Colony
02.03. IT – Rome, Orion
03.03. IT – Bologna, Zona Roveri
04.03. SLO – Ljubljana, Kino Siska
05.03. HR – Zagreb, Tvornica
06.03. SRB – Belgrade, Dom Obladine
08.03. GR – Thessaloniki, Principal Club Theater
09.03. GR – Athens, Poraeus 117 Academy
10.03. BG – Sofia, Weekender Club
11.03. RO – Bucharest, Arenele Romane
13.03. HU – Budapest, Barba Negra
14.03. SK – Bratislava, Majestic Music Club
15.03. CZ – Praha, Meetfactory
16.03. PL – Wroclaw, A2
17.03. PL – Warsaw, Progresja
18.03. PL – Gdansk, B90
20.03. LT – Vilnius, Rock River Club
21.03. LV – Riga, Melna Piektdiena
29.03. DE – Bremen, Tivoli
03.04. DE – Munich, Backstage
05.04. DE – Jena, F Haus
07.04. NL – Tilburg, 013
10.04. ISR – Tel Aviv, TBA

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