Lovebites Reveals New Album, “Clockwork Immortality” Release Date And Artwork

All female Japanese power metal outfit Lovebites has announced that they will release their sophomore full length album, “Clockwork Immortality” on December 5th in Japan this year, with international release dates to be announced soon. The record will feature ten new original songs and will also be available in a limited editions containing a live DVD/Blu Ray, “Battle In The East” which was filmed in Tokyo earlier this year. It will be available in the following formats.

>>LIMITED EDITION A-TYPECD + Live Blu-ray “Battle In The East”

>>LIMITED EDITION B-TYPECD + Live DVD “Battle In The East”

>>STANDARD EDITIONCD
NOTE: Incl. one of 6 stickers randomly (a first pressing only)

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Lacuna Coil Vocalists To Hold “The 119 Show – Live In London” DVD Screening In London

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Lacuna Coil’s debut. To celebrate this special year, they played an exceptional show on January 19th in London at the O2 Forum Kentish Town. The unique, one-time event was filmed and recorded for “The 119 Show – Live In London,” which is scheduled for release on November 9th. Check out a video trailer below.

Fans can look forward not only to a very special live performance that was accompanied by the UK circus group Incandescence, but also to a career spanning set including Lacuna Coil songs never played live before.

The band has now issued the following update:

“Cristina and Andrea will host an exclusive screening and Q&A on October 23rd at Screen On The Green’, Islington, London. Get your tickets now at this location.”

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Uriah Heep Posts New Video “Take Away My Soul” Online

British hard rock/heavy metal legends Uriah Heep has posted a new music video online for the song, “Take Away My Soul.” You can check it out below. The song comes from the group’s forthcoming new album, “Living The Dream,” which is set to be released on September 14th and will be available in the following formats:

– CD
– CD/DVD
– Collector’s Box feat. CD/DVD + Exclusive T-Shirt
– Standard Black Vinyl
– Blue Colored Vinyl – Exclusive to US
– Crystal Colored Vinyl – Exclusive to Frontiers EU Shop
– Digital

Tracklisting:

1. Grazed By Heaven
2. Living The Dream
3. Take Away My Soul
4. Knocking At My Door
5. Rocks In The Road
6. Waters Flowin’
7. It’s All Been Said
8. Goodbye To Innocence
9. Falling Under Your Spell
10. Dreams Of Yesteryear
11. Take Away My Soul (alternate version) (Bonus track – CD/DVD Deluxe Ed.)

Bonus DVD trackisting:

“Grazed By Heaven” Music Video
“Take Away My Soul” Music Video
Making The Dream Documentary

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Aborted Posts New Video “Vespertine Decay” Online

Belgian death metal/grindcore veterans Aborted has posted a new music video online for the song “Vespertine Decay.” You can check it out below. The song comes from the band’s upcoming album, “TerrorVision,” which is set to be released on September 21st through Century Media. It’s also the second song from the album to receive the music video treatment following, “Squalor Valor.”

“TerrorVision” will be offered in the following formats:

– Standard CD Jewelcase
– Gatefold LP+CD
– Ltd. Box set (with Digipak CD, bonus CD with the tracks of the “Bathos” EP, black belt with metal belt buckle, sticker set and button set)
– Digital

The LP is available in the following vinyl colours:

– Black: unlimited
– Pink: 200 copies, exclusively sold in Belgium
– Lilac: 100 copies, exclusively available at CM Distro Europe
– Transparent-blue: 200 copies, available at various online stores
– Transparent-green: 200 copies, exclusively available at EMP
– Yellow: 200 copies, exclusively available at Season Of Mist
– Transparent-magenta: 100 copies, exclusively available at Aborted’s webstore
– Glow-in-the-Dark: 700 copies

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Knocked Loose Fall Headlining Shows Announced

Knocked Loose announce some headlining shows for the off-dates of their fall run supporting Beartooth. You can catch Knocked Loose on the following stops:

09/17 Quebec City, QC – L’Anti
09/18 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
09/24 Wilkes-Barre, PA – The Otherside
09/27 Erie, PA – Basement Transmissions
10/04 Huntington, WV – V Club
10/11 Carrboro, NC – Cats Cradle
10/18 Jacksonville, FL – Nighthawk’s
11/02 Fresno, CA – Strummer’s
11/11 Wichita, KS – Rock Island Live

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MaYaN Vocalist Marcela Bovio Discusses Latest Video, “Dhyana”

Last week, symphonic death metal collective MaYaN released the official video for the title track of their forthcoming album,”Dhyana.” Today, vocalist Marcela Bovio spills the beans on filming the video and how the girls all got eaten alive by mosquitos during the shoot. You can check it out, as well as the “Dhyana” video below.

“Dhyana” will be in stores on September 21st and is available to pre-order on the following formats:

*Jewel case incl. bonus instrumental CD in O-card
*Limited Edition Gold Vinyl (limited to 300 copies!)
*Limited Edition Black Vinyl

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Skálmold To Release New Album, “Sorgir,” This Fall

Icelandic Viking metal band SKÁLMÖLD will release their fifth full length album this fall, entitled “Sorgir.” The album title (which translates to “sorrows”) is appropriate for this concept album that is divided in two parts: The first four songs tell four short stories about tragedies and death. It is called Sagnir (tales). The second chapter called Svipir (ghosts) thickens the plot by telling the same four stories from a different perspective.

The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Ljósið
2. Sverðið
3. Brúnin
4. Barnið
5. Skotta
6. Gangári
7. Móri
8. Mara

“Sorgir” is available in the following formats:

1 CD Digipak + Bonus Track
2 LP Gatefold in different colors

You can pre-order the album here.

From August 22nd til August 25th SKÁLMÖLD will play four special shows together with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra in their hometown of Reykjavik. Three shows are already completely sold out.

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Beyond The Black Posts New Video, “Million Lightyears” Online

German symphonic metal outfit Beyond The Black has posted their new music video online for the song, “Million Lightyears.” You can check it out below. The song comes from the group’s forthcoming new studio album, “Heart Of The Hurricane,” which is scheduled to be released on August 31st through Napalm Records.

“Heart Of The Hurricane” will be available in the following formats:

– 1 CD Jewelcase
– 1 CD Digipack
– Digital Album
– 2LP Gatefold BLACK
– 2LP Gatefold GOLD
– Limited Deluxe Box

Tracklisting:

1. Hysteria
2. Heart Of The Hurricane
3. Through The Mirror
4. Million Lightyears
5. Song For The Godless
6. Escape From The Earth
7. Beneath A Blackened Sky
8. Fairytale Of Doom
9. My God Is Dead
10. Dear Death
11. Scream For Me
12. Freedom
13. Breeze
14. Echo From The Past (Bonus)
15. Parade (Bonus)

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Ratt Parts Company With Drummer Jimmy DeGrasso

American glam metal veterans Ratt has parted company with drummer Jimmy DeGrasso, according to radio host Eddie Trunk. In a post on Twitter, Trunk said:

“Spoke to Jimmy DeGrasso last night. He is no longer a part of Ratt and opted to move on. Stephen & Juan remain the sole original members. The new guitar players & drummer TBA but likely not in advance of first show.”

DeGrasso had previously been a member of such bands as Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies and Black Star Riders, as well as solo acts like Ozzy Osbourne and David Lee Roth.

Ratt are scheduled to perform on the following dates:

July 7 – Mulvane, KS – Kanas Star Casino
July 13 – Costa Mesa, CA – Pacific Amp @OC Fair
September 7 – Hinckley, MN – Grand Casino
September 29 – Las Vegas, NV – Fremont
October 5 – St Charles, IL – Arcada Theatre
October 6 – Manistee, MI – Little River Casino
October 12 – El Paso, TX – Speaking Rock
October 13 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
October 14 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete St
October 25 – Worley, ID – Courdalene Casino

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Testament, Triptykon, Pig Destroyer To Play Los Angeles ‘Decibel Metal & Beer Fest’

The ‘Decibel Metal & Beer Fest‘ will be held this December 01st-02nd at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to a variety of craft beers being represented, the festival will feature the following live acts:

Testament (performing “New Order” and “The Gathering“)
Triptykon (playing a Celtic Frost set)
Pig Destroyer
YOB
Power Trip
Skeletal Remains
Necrot
Haunt

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