Savage Blade Streaming Songs From New Album “Angel Museum”

Canada’s traditional metal warriors in Savage Blade are excited to announce the release of their second album, “Angel Museum.”

Following 2010’s “We Are The Hammer,” the new record is firmly entrenched in the same classic sound and style of the previous first release, yet signals a growth in the band’s collaborative songwriting, arrangement, and production efforts. Savage Blade describes it as “intense, progressive, thrashy, epic, and wicked.”

“Angel Museum” is available on limited edition LP, CD, and digital download directly from the band, and you can hear three tracks off the album at the Savage Blade website here. The track listing is as follows:

1. Forging the Sword
2. Angel Museum
3. Torch the Saloon
4. Never Cry Wolf
5. Wasteland
6. The Way of Metal
7. Waiting for the Wind
8. The Tablets of Thoth

Post to Twitter

The Sword Posts New Lyric Video For “The Hidden Masters”

The Sword has teamed up with Revolvermag.com to release a new lyric video for the track “The Hidden Masters.”

Check out the clip, created by Kenneth Wilcox, in the player available below. The track comes off the band’s latest album “Apocryphon” (reviewed here).

Post to Twitter

Master Reveals Tracklisting And Cover Art Of “The Witchhunt”

“The Witchhunt,” the forthcoming 12th studio album from death metal pioneers Master, is now available for pre-order. Set for a September 27th worldwide release on Germany’s FDA Rekotz, “The Witchhunt” will be available on digital, CD and white, black or blue vinyl formats. Several pre-order CD/LP + t-shirt packages are being offered.

FDA Rekotz and Master are also offering an ‘Ultimate Fan Package’ that includes the album on CD and vinyl, a MASTER t-shirt, patch and sticker and a copy of “Speckmann – Underground Survivor – The Pictoral,” a limited edition, 196-page book featuring pictures and stories from Master founder and death metal pioneer Paul Speckmann. Check out the pre-order options at this location.

“The Witchhunt” features 11 brand new tracks of classic and catchy death metal with artwork courtesy of ArtWars Media Design. The tracklisting and cover art is featured below.

The Witchhunt
Plans of Hate
Another Suicide
Waiting to Die
The Parable
God of Thunder
Remove the Clowns
Raise your Sword
Wipe out the Aggressor
Manipulated to Exterminate
The American Dream

Post to Twitter

Mat Davis (guitars) – Castle

Currently on the road with THE SWORD, I had a conversation with CASTLE guitarist, MAT DAVIS. Hearing their latest album, Blacklands is one thing. But seeing them live takes it to a whole new level and I walked away with a higher opinion of Castle. Q: You are based in the Bay Area? A: San […]

heavy metal updates:
Mat Davis (guitars) – Castle

Post to Twitter

Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody To Headline ProgPower USA 2013 Kick Off Show

ProgPower USA kick off show promoter Nathan “The SwordLord” Block announced the annual festival’s kick off show for 2013 to be held on Thursday September 5, 2013. The video below reveals that the headlining act will be Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody, with an extended two hour set, along with Circle II Circle, featuring Zak Stevens (Ex-Savatage), who will play the entire Savatage LP “Wake of Magellan.” The opening act will be Sacramento progressive band In the Silence.

The announcement reads as follow:

“The time has finally come to reveal who will be playing the Kick-Off Show for 2013. To say that I am beyond excited would be the understatement of the year!

“I want to thank Wayne, Jen and of course Glenn for all of their help in getting this epic video made and posted. I think that it is a fantastic prelude for what is to come.

“Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, November 17. There will be a rather large incentive to buy your tickets *early*, so watch the forum and website for more details on that date.

“I guarantee that this Kick-Off Show will be one for the record books. In fact, I am SO confident of this that I am going to offer a 50% discount on the 2014 Kick-Off Show for everyone that purchases a ticket to the 2013 show. Yes, you read that right. If you purchase a ticket to Kick-Off 2013, you will be able to get into Kick-Off 2014 for HALF PRICE. No tricks, no gimmicks. I am beyond excited for everyone I have on this bill and I know they are going to put on a terrific show. I want every single one of you to be there.

“The doors are a little early because the mid-card and headline bands both have very, very special extended sets. The middle band will be playing 90 minutes and the headliner will be playing for 135 minutes! Everyone is going to get the maximum amount of music for their hard-earned dollar.

“I am looking forward to hearing your feedback on this line-up. I have been working very hard on it for many weeks now. I think it is a fitting way to start out the 14th year of the greatest metal festival on the planet. I look forward to sharing the evening with all of you.

For the music,
Nathan “The SwordLord” Block
10 Years Under the Sword
Independent Metal Promoter, 2002-2012″

Post to Twitter

The Sword Announces Release Of New Album "Apocryphon," Appears On Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations

The new The Sword album “Apocryphon” will be released via Napalm Records in Europe. The band’s fourth longplayer will hit the streets on November 2nd and features cover art by comic book artists J.H. Williams III (Batwoman, Promethea). The new songs were produced and mixed by J. Robbins (Clutch, Jawbox). The Sword will a;sp embark on a worldwide tour in support of “Apocryphon.”

In other news, The Sword will appear Monday, September 3rd at 9 PM ET/PT on Travel Channel’s show Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations – The Final Tour. The show was shot in March in Austin, Texas at the SXSW music festival. A brief clip from the show can be viewed below.

In this episode, The Sword introduces Bourdain to the band’s branded hot sauce “Tears of Fire.” The sauce is also available for sale right here.

Post to Twitter

Ensiferum Posts Director’s Cut Of New "In My Sword I Trust" Music Video

Ensiferum will be releasing new album “Unsung Heroes” on August 27th, 2012 through Spinefarm Records and the band recently released a new video clip for a song off the album titled “In My Sword I Trust.” Ensiferum has now posted the explicit “director’s cut” version online, which can be viewed below, and the band commented:

“Ensiferum has a new official home on YouTube! As a special treat for our fans, we have uploaded the director’s cut of ‘In My Sword I Trust,’ featuring the original blood, gore and explicit scenes. Subscribe to our channel for future exclusive videos direct from the band.”

The track listing for “Unsung Heroes” is as follows:

1. Symbols
2. In My Sword I Trust
3. Unsung Heroes
4. Burning Leaves
5. Celestial Bond
6. Retribution Shall Be Mine
7. Star Queen (Celestial Bond part II)
8. Pohjola
9. Last Breath
10. Passion Proof Power

Post to Twitter

Ensiferum Posts Director’s Cut Of New "In My Sword I Trust" Music Video

Ensiferum will be releasing new album “Unsung Heroes” on August 27th, 2012 through Spinefarm Records and the band recently released a new video clip for a song off the album titled “In My Sword I Trust.” Ensiferum has now posted the explicit “director’s cut” version online, which can be viewed below, and the band commented:

“Ensiferum has a new official home on YouTube! As a special treat for our fans, we have uploaded the director’s cut of ‘In My Sword I Trust,’ featuring the original blood, gore and explicit scenes. Subscribe to our channel for future exclusive videos direct from the band.”

The track listing for “Unsung Heroes” is as follows:

1. Symbols
2. In My Sword I Trust
3. Unsung Heroes
4. Burning Leaves
5. Celestial Bond
6. Retribution Shall Be Mine
7. Star Queen (Celestial Bond part II)
8. Pohjola
9. Last Breath
10. Passion Proof Power

Post to Twitter

Svolk Reveals Track Listing For New Album "Knights Under The Round Table"

Norway’s Svolk will be releasing the new album “Knights Under the Round Table” on August 31st, 2012. A teaser trailer for the release can be found here, and the band has now revealed the track listing will be as follows:

1. Living by the Sword
2. Painbringer
3. Feed Your Soul
4. Fallen
5. Twentyfourtwenty
6. Bearserk
7. Break My Bones
8. To Conquer Death You Only Have to Die
9. This is Where it Ends

Post to Twitter