Burning Point Releases “The King Is Dead, Long Live The King” Video

Right in time for the arrival of new studio album “The Blaze,” Finnish melodic power metal group Burning Point also unleashes a new video clip filmed for the song “The King Is Dead, Long Live The King.” The complete track listing is as follows:

1. Master Them All
2. Time Has Come
3. Incarnation
4. My Spirit
5. The Lie
6. Dark Winged Angel
7. Chaos Rising
8. Lost In Your Thoughts
9. Things That Drag Me Down
10. The King Is Dead, Long Live The King
11. Metal Queen (Lee Aaron Cover) (Bonus Track)

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New Song “Time Has Come” Streaming From Burning Point

Finnish power metal veterans Burning Point is streaming the new song “Time Has Come.” the song is taken from the upcoming new album “The Blaze,” which is set for release on November 25th via AFM Records. It marks the first release of all-new songs since vocalist Nitte Valo (ex-Battle Beast) joined the band in 2014. Check out “Time Has Come” in the player below.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Master Them All (see lyric video here)
2. Time Has Come
3. Incarnation
4. My Spirit
5. The Lie
6. Dark Winged Angel
7. Chaos Rising
8. Lost In Your Thoughts
9. Things That Drag Me Down
10. The King Is Dead, Long Live The King
11. Metal Queen (Lee Aaron Cover) (Bonus Track)

Check out “Time Has Come” here:

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Doomed Streaming Full New Album “Anna”

German outfit Doomed’s new album “Anna” is out now and has come online for full streaming – check it out below. The band comments:

“The concept album ‘Anna’ is another personal statement against political and religious fanaticism, the influencing, persecution and oppression of free thinking. I detest the dullness of blind obedience, opportunism and the deadhearted executing of commands. But what Anna hears, sees and feels, is content. Her way is representative of thousands of lowbrow children of her time, also for uncountable war children of past, present and future periods – NO MATTER WHAT ORIGIN!”

1. Your Highness The Chaos 08:49
2. Anna 03:59
3. As The Thoughts Began To Be Tarnish 06:57
4. The Weeping Trees 09:52
5. Withering Leaves 10:18
6. Roots Remain 01:51
7. The Frozen Wish 08:52

ANNA – 2016 by DOOMED

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Inmate Releases “Endless Desires” Video

Slovenian band Inmate today releases a new video for “Endless Desires” from the “Tree Of Life” album. This new video was filmed and produced by Marko Duplišak (ex Lastdayhere) and the band comments:

“The song is about endless, infinite number of our material desires. They emerge from our thoughts and are never satisfied and fulfilled. Our mind is impossible to satisfy permanently. We rush through life like madmen. We have become greedy for enjoyment. We talk about meaningless matters and search for glory and honour.

“We deceive ourselves. When will we stop this? We spend our life in pursuit of money. What brings us education? Do we remain humble? Are we aware that human form of life is the greatest gift for self-realization? Are we grateful for it? How do we make use of the human form of life – for enjoyment and control or learning and self-realization?”

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Just Before Dawn Premieres New Song “A Tribute (We Will Remember Them)” From Upcoming New Album

Swedish death metal band Just Before Dawn premieres a new song entitled “A Tribute (We Will Remember Them)”, taken from the upcoming new album. “A Tribute (We Will Remember Them)” is a medley of Bolt Thrower songs. Bolt Thrower – who on September 14 (the one-year anniversary of the death of Martin ‘Kiddie’ Kearns) announced that the band would be interred with him – has been a significant influence on the band’s own music, which has itself been war-themed from the beginning, and this medley does full honor to Bolt Thrower’s legacy.

Check out now “A Tribute (We Will Remember Them)” below – which will active only for 24 hours.

Below you can read Bolt Thrower’s September 14 announcement from their official web page:

“Announcement by Bolt Thrower – Sept. 14, 2016

On behalf of ourselves and Kiddie’s family, we would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and support over the last 12 months. Together with Kiddie’s family we made the conscious decision to keep his unexpected death a private matter, and to take time out to deal with it all.

When Kiddie joined us back in 1994, although he was only 17, he instantly improved Bolt Thrower as a live band, and no one was more loyal to, and prouder to be in Bolt Thrower than him.

We spent over 20 years together, touring the world, with 3 different vocalists, but he was so much more than just a drummer to us. So when we carried his coffin to his final resting place, the Bolt Thrower drummer position was buried with him. He was, and will now forever remain THE Bolt Thrower drummer, our Powerhouse and friend Martin “Kiddie” Kearns.

As for the rest of us, Bolt Thrower has been our way of life for 30 years, never driven by money, fame or ego, but by our own personal principles and values that have guided us through life, and which bonded us as friends long before Bolt Thrower was even formed…

“We are not now that strength which in old days
moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”

– Tennyson – 1833″

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Robots And Monsters Posts New Song “Signing Off”

A new single is now streaming online from Robots And Monsters’ upcoming “Nothing To Fear Nothing To Fight” EP. “Signing Off” is the closing track to the new seven-song record, which follows a concept about battling your own mind.

Robots And Monsters comments: “By the end of his journey, our anti-hero takes full ownership of his thoughts. In ‘Signing Off,’ we find him embracing the dread, the sadness. He yearns for peace, to ‘leave it all behind.’ Whether that means a physical end or a symbolic end to this internal suffering is up to the listener to decide.”

Check out the song below, and you can also see Robots And Monsters performing live on these dates:

8/06/2016 33 Golden Street – New London, CT
8/13/2016 Lucky 13 – Brooklyn, NY w/ All Out War, Full Scale Riot

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Heaven Shall Burn Announces New Album “Wanderer”

In order to sum up the overall feelings and ideology found within HEAVEN SHALL BURN’s 8th full length offering, simply entitled “Wanderer,” one need to look no further than the first few pages of the CD booklet …

“He seeks distance to change his perspective
In freedom and seclusion, he arranges his thoughts
Strength and power he regains in nature’s shielding bosom
In vivid silence and familiar remoteness he can listen to his heart
Yet he experienced that from no wayfare you return the same
He knows that nothing will change until you change yourself
And therefore, every revolutionary is a wanderer.”

In summation, during confusing and troubled times we occasionally need to retreat from all the madness that surrounds us in order to gain a new perspective. The energy and focus that can be found from this retreat can be used to spark a change within ourselves, lending to a refreshed and strengthened mindset. When one chooses simplicity over complexity, a new road appears, one that leads to a frame of mind which shows you just how over indulged we can make this journey through life.

To enhance the auditory and lyrical journey, Heaven Shall Burn asked friend and photographer Christian Thiele to embark on a quest in order to capture the beauty of mountains, plains and shorelines. The lush and awe inspiring photos that came from this trek lend to the beauty behind the brutality of “Wanderer.”

Sonically, “Wanderer” was produced by guitarist Alexander Dietz and co-produced by guitarist Maik Weichert. Drums were tracked by Eike Freese at Chameleon Studios in Hamburg with the rest being recorded at Dietz’s own Chemical Burn Studios in Bad Kösen. Mixing was handled by Tue Madsen in part at Chemical Burn Studios as well as at his own Antfarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark.

1. The Loss Of Fury
2. Bring The War Home
3. Passage Of The Crane
4. They Shall Not Pass
5. Downshifter
6. Prey To God
7. Agent Orange (not available on the standard Jewelcase and standard digital album)
8. My Heart Is My Compass
9. Save Me
10. Corium
11. Extermination Order
12. A River Of Crimson
13. The Cry Of Mankind

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Judas The Dancer Releases “Post Pop Violence” Video

Italy’s post-metal metallurgists from Judas The Dancer are proud to present their new new video single titled “Post Pop Violence.” The single is taken from an EP of the same name, which will be released in September. The new video was again directed by Visceravisions and can be seen below.

Asked about what the term “post pop violence” represents, the band commented: “Post pop violence is, before anything else, the only expression we could describe our sound and approach to composition: easy and listenable music, raw at times, depravated for the most part, groovy and enjoyable, irrespective of the genre. This song condenses this spirit somehow, so it deserved the title.”

The inspiration for the song came from the band wondering “how much wine could have been consumed during the Last Supper? How raving the words of Christ could have sounded to the Apostles, despite all (it’s claimed) they had seen him performing. It became a joke and the rest came by itself. The video is an extension of this story, with a brutal, gorish hint from Visceravisions. Sam Raimi mixed with the Gospels. Nonetheless it remains a joke and shouldn’t be taken too seriously. It’s just post pop violence after all.”

Judas The Dancer plan to release a song every two / three weeks prior the official release of the EP in September. The group adds: “Next one will probably be ‘Judas Saves,’ which is one of the first song we wrote together and a sort of ‘proclama’ of our thoughts about what the world is becoming…

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Metal Bands React To Pulse Club Shooting

Much like after the terrorist attack in Paris at Bataclan, metal bands from around the globe have issued statements in support of the victims of the recent mass shooting in Florida, as well as releasing rainbow-themed merch with profits going towards charities to help the survivors.

The Demoliton Man Tony Dolan, frontman for Venom Inc., has issued the following statement regarding the tragic attack in Orlando at the Pulse night club this weekend:

“Currently we are touring North America again. The diversity of people makes me feel proud to be a citizen of the world in the most amazing countries that have a real pride in who they are and what they stand for! Yet still this terror over religious affiliations exist. We get stopped from playing a shown ’cause we are satanic, but now a murderous spree happens in Florida where innocent people are killed for doing nothing more than being in a land that holds true value on freedom.

“It could be despairing and my heart goes to those dead and their families. Humans create such atrocities but we cannot and must not give in to terror…fear is hiding away….let them feel the wrath of our strength! An eye for an eye…but innocents must not be the target. That would serve to make us like them and WE are more than that.”

Caricature also posted this message online via Facebook: “These are the faces and just small blurbs about them. People that had rich lives and had impact on lives around them. They all went out for the same reason: to have a fun night and not hurt anyone…

“When will our culture and society see that it’s not just about the shooter, its about how we all act. It’s the way we all treat each other and tolerate such blind hatred. It’s the way we demean others for no reason other than to inflate our own egos. It’s the way we all overlook the world around us and let things go to shit while pointing the finger at everyone else rather than doing what we can to support a better environment for everyone regardless of if they are like ourselves or not. If someone isn’t hurting anyone else, then they have earned the right to live in peace.”

A Sound Of Thunder commented: “Our condolences to the families and friends of everyone involved in this horrible attack. The previous night, a singer named Christina Grimmie was also shot and killed at a venue she was performing in. These are some scary and violent times, Legion of Thunder. Be safe out there, but don’t let these villains scare us into not performing. Go to shows. Show them that we are stronger than them.

“We’ve decided to put our money where our mouths are, and now have a pre-order link for our ASoT rainbow design on a t-shirt. Let’s help erase hatred by standing up for our friends and family. Profits from these t-shirts will go toward the Matthew Shepard Foundation. We will not break.”

The Reticent issued this statement: “Words are at once inadequate to express our condolences, sympathies, and thoughts to all those affected by yet another act of cowardly hatred. With facts still yet to be learned, wounds yet to be sutured, and many unaware if their loved ones are alright, we beg you to keep focus on helping those in need. When things this senseless happen it creates in all of us that feeling of helplessness. We want someone to blame, something at which to point the righteous finger of anger, revenge to be taken, and solutions to present themselves.

“Please before you begin down such roads, allow whatever emotions course through you to run their course and come from a place of clear thinking rather than emotional overload. Right now, the thing to do is help those who need helping. That is something that you CAN do RIGHT NOW! Orlando is in great need of blood to replenish their supply – O Negative blood especially (but I am sure all donations are welcome). Please consider donating at this location or call 1-888-9DONATE. This is a way to actually do something, so please consider donating. In the meantime, our thoughts will be with those that lost their lives, those who are healing from injury, and the many more that will be forever scarred by this deplorable act.”

In a show of solidarity for the primarily LGBT victims of the shooting spree, Anathema posted this image online:

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Between the Buried and Me and Devin Townsend Project announce “Transcending The Coma Tour” fall co-headlining tour

– May 17th, 2016 –

Two of progressive metal’s most influential bands will join forces for the “Transcending the Coma Tour” this fall: Between the Buried and Me and Devin Townsend Project have plotted a co-headlining run, with Fallujah as support! Tickets will be on sale on Friday, May 20th at 10:00am local time online or through local venue ticket outlets; see below for all dates!

Between the Buried and Me tour dates
May 22 – Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range

Between the Buried and Me tour dates
w/ Devin Townsend Project, Fallujah

Sept. 9 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
Sept. 10 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
Sept. 11 – Orlando, FL – The Plaza
Sept. 12 – Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
Sept. 13 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
Sept. 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
Sept. 16 – New York, NY – Playstation Theater
Sept. 17 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium +Sabaton
Sept. 21 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
Sept. 22 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
Sept. 23 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Sept. 24 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
Sept. 25 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
Sept. 27 – New Orleans, LA – The Joy Theater
Sept. 29 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
Oct. 5 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Oct. 6 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
Oct. 7 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
Oct. 8 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl * no DTP
Oct. 9 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Oct. 11 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory * no DTP
Oct. 12 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
Oct. 13 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
Oct. 14 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven

Between the Buried and Me will be performing their most recent album, Coma Ecliptic, in its entirety on this tour. This will be the first time the album will be performed live in full. Bassist Dan Briggs offers his thoughts and says: “The songs on ‘Coma Ecliptic‘ came together in 2014 (and some of them even earlier than that), so it feels amazing to finally present the album live in full, the way it was intended to be heard. It’s our most theatrical album yet and we’ll be looking to bring that element to the stage as best we can; not to mention how great it will be to share the stage with Devin + crew again.”

Upon release in July 2015, Coma Ecliptic debuted at #1 on the Hard Music Billboard Chart, #12 on the Billboard Top 200, as well as #1 on the iTunes Metal Chart, Vinyl Chart, Amazon Hard Rock Chart, and Amazon Metal Chart. In addition, the album charted on the iTunes Rock chart (#2), Canada Hard Music Chart (#3), UK Rock/Metal chart (#4), UK Independent Chart (#10), Canada Top 200 Chart (#17), Canada Top 200 Digital (#22), Germany Top 100 (#53) and UK Album chart (#74). Rolling Stone called the record “a 68-minute cosmic opera”; to preview and purchase Coma Ecliptic, please visit: metalblade.com/btbam

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