Wormholedeath Records Signs Demised For Debut Full Length

Spain’s Demised signed on with Wormholedeath for the worldwide release of the band’s debut full length album “A Warm Place to Stay.” Check out the lyric video for the new song “Vastness” in the player at the bottom.

“A Warm Place To Stay” will be issued on the following release schedule:

Digital: June 16th (Wormholedeath/The Orchard)
CD: September 22nd (Aural Music Group)
USA: July 7th (Wormholedeath U.S.A.)
Japan: October 25th (Wormholedeath Japan/DiskUnion)

Demised is a metal band that wanders among melancholy and strength, trying to pass on the connection with nature, hope, life and death. Formed by vocalist/guitarist Andrés Pestana and drummer Adrián Hidalgo in 1996, the band was born under the influence of death metal, an extreme sound that related the human being’s decay. First release was the demo “Panthalasa” (1998), with only four tracks of pure old school death metal, followed by the debut EP “Between the Ashes and the Silence” (1999). It wasn’t until 2007 that they recorded “Cold,” a more intricate, technical and darker style was born.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Intro
2. Fractures & ashes
3. Vastness
4. From the storm
5. My dreads, my fears
6. Where we all belong
7. Top of the path
8. Sistrum
9. A warm place to stay
10. The mournful flight

Check out “Vastness” here:

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Corpse Hoarder Crowned Wacken Metal Battle USA Winner

It was a battle of the best from the Philadelphia and Boston areas for the first ever Wacken Metal Battle USA!

The competition was held to send one American band to play at this year’s Wacken Open Air in Germany as part of the festival’s international Metal Battle competition. The final four came down to Corpse Hoarder (Philadelphia), Goblet (Boston), Power Theory (Philadelphia) and Upheaval (Boston).

Bringing blasts of metal ranging from power, black, death, thrash and more, the first ever Wacken Metal Battle USA champion was crowned Corpse Hoarder, which brought an exciting, energetic set blending groove, death, and grind metal that the judges could not deny being presented to the Wacken stage.

The Wacken Metal Battle USA final was held in Philadelphia on May 20th at the Whiskey Tango. For those wanting to get in on the action next year, Wacken Metal Battle USA will be returning for 2018 – stay tuned for an announcement of participating cities and submissions info.

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Execration reveals details for new album, ‘Return to the Void’

– May 23rd, 2017 –

Launches video for title track

On July 14th, Norwegian death metallers Execration will release their new album, Return to the Void, via Metal Blade Records. Today, the band has launched the title track as the first single/video, which can be viewed at: metalblade.com/execration – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Digipak CD
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–grey-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–pot green-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–white/black-splatter vinyl (limited to 100 copies – EU exclusive)
–white/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 120 copies – USA exclusive)
–red transparent vinyl (limited to 100 copies – Hells Headbangers exclusive)
* plus digital options are also available!

“Coming off of two double 12″ vinyl albums, the first clear goal for writing ‘Return to the Void‘ was to deliver the same kind of dynamic and shifting song-writing in a more condensed to-the-point package”, comments Execration. Stripping songs down to their essential core has been a driving force while writing, and it shows – there is not a wasted moment on the album. Ticking in at 42 minutes – a perfect fit for the vinyl format – the album takes the listener through a whirlwind of thrash, death, black, and even heavy metal, fast and slow parts, and the trademark Execration shifts in mood, tempo, and atmosphere.

“As with the previous two albums, we wanted to capture the feel of a live performance, so all the basic tracks (drums, guitars, bass) were recorded live in our rehearsal studio in Oslo over the course of a weekend. Vocals, synths, and various effects where recorded the following weeks with assistance from Andreas Tylden (One Tail, One Head / Altaar). The album was then mixed and mastered by Tom Kvalsvoll of Kvalsonic Labs.”

Thematically, the album takes off into outer space, the world of dreams, and philosophic musings on time and space. The album’s seven songs and two instrumental tracks are permeated with the mysteries of the universe, both in lyrical content and concept, and in the music itself. This theme is further brought to life by the magnificent art of Zbigniew M. Bielak that adorns the front cover.

Return to the Void track-listing:
1. Eternal Recurrence
2. Hammers of Vulcan
3. Nekrocosm
4. Cephalic Transmissions
5. Blood Moon Eclipse
6. Unicursal Horrorscope
7. Through the Oculus
8. Return to the Void
9. Det Uransakelige Dyp

Execration line-up:
Cato Syversrud – Drums
Christian Johansen – Guitar / Vocals
Jorgen Maristuen – Guitar / Vocals
Jonas Helgemo – Bass

Execration online:


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Code Orange Posts “Bleeding In The Blur” Music Video

Code Orange just unveiled an official music video for “Bleeding In The Blur,” taken off “Forever.” The video, which was directed by Max Moore, is streaming below.

Recorded with producers Will Yip at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA and Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studios in Salem, MA, the “Forever” album debuted earlier this year. Next month Code Orange will kick-off a run of international dates supporting System Of A Down.

Dates get underway June 1st at Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland. Code Orange will then return to the states this July for a series of festival performances including Chicago Open Air (7/14), Rock USA (7/15), This Is Hardcore (7/29), and Psycho Las Vegas (8/18).

** Direct support for System Of A Down
* Co-headline with Touche Amore

Jun 01 Hallenstadion Zurich, Switzerland **
Jun 03 Rock im Park Festival Nürnberg, Germany
Jun 04 Rock am Ring Festival Eifel, Germany
Jun 06 Milan Rock Festival Milan, Italy
Jun 07 Open Air Zenith Nancy, France **
Jun 08 The Haunt Brighton, United Kingdom
Jun 09 Download Festival UK Derby, United Kingdom
Jun 10 Download Festival Paris Paris, France
Jun 12 O2 arena Prague, Czech Republic **
Jun 13 Wuhlheide Berlin, Germany **
Jun 14 Barclaycard Arena Hamburg, Germany **
Jun 16 Nova Rock Nickelsdorf, Austria
Jun 17 Graspop Metal Meeting Dessel, Belgium
Jun 19 Post Tenebras Rock / L’Usine Geneva, Switzerland
Jun 20 Nimes Festival Nîmes, France **
Jun 21 Razzmatazz 3 Barcelona, Spain *
Jun 22 Download Festival Madrid Madrid, Spain
Jun 23 RCA Club Lisbon, Portugal *
Jun 24 Hard Club Porto, Portugal *
Jul 14 Chicago Open Air Chicago, Illinois
Jul 15 Rock USA Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Jul 29 This Is Hardcore Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 18 Psycho Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nevada

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New DVD Video Clip “Trust” Issued By DGM

Italian progressive metal act DGM issued another glimpse into the new DVD/live album release “Passing Stages,” which releases on June 2nd via Frontiers Music srl. Check out “Trust” in the player below, captured from the band’s performance at ProgPower USA on September 11, 2014.

“Passing Stages” features two separate performances for fans to enjoy via audio on CD and MP3 and visually via DVD or Blu-Ray. The first show is the entire performance held in front of the inaugural Frontiers Metal Festival, in Trezzo Sull’Adda (Milano) on October 30, 2016 and has a set-list centered around the latest album, “The Passage.” The second show captured sees the band in action at the ProgPower Festival in Atlanta, GA on September 11, 2014. The setlist shows an emphasis on the albums “Frame” and “Momentum.”

The complete track listing is as follows:


1. The Secret, Part 1
2. The Secret, Part 2
3. Animal
4. The Passage
5. Reason
6. Daydreamer
7. Disguise
8. Fallen
9. Ghosts Of Insanity
10. Hereafter


11. Void
12. Reason
13. No Looking Back
14. Universe
15. Numb
16. In A Movie
17. Repay
18. Heartache
19. Enhancement
20. Chaos
21. Trust
22. Brand New Blood


1. The Secret, Part 1
2. The Secret, Part 2
3. Animal
4. The Passage
5. Reason
6. Daydreamer
7. Disguise
8. Fallen
9. Ghosts Of Insanity (see clip here)
10. Hereafter
11. Void
12. Reason
13. No Looking Back
14. Universe
15. Numb
16. In A Movie
17. Repay
18. Heartache
19. Enhancement
20. Chaos
21. Trust
22. Brand New Blood

Check out the clip here:

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Comaniac Named As New Support Act For Metal Church’s European Tour

Heavy metal titans Metal Church will be touring Europe extensively next month in celebration of latest studio album “XI” (see review here), which was released last year via Nuclear Blast in Europe and Rat Pak Records in North America. After previous support Meshiaak was forced to cancel the tour due to parting ways with drummer Jon Dette, Metal Church has revealed Swiss thrashers Comaniac as the replacement.

Comaniac stated: “Wow, we are truly overwhelmed to join the amazing Metal Church on the European run in June. Besides being on tour with one of our favorite bands it’s also a huge honor to play in some legendary venues where we have attended the concerts of our favorite bands as fans. Those are exactly the moments you’re dreaming about when you start a band. We’re looking forward to seeing many new faces and we promise to kick your ass!”

Confirmed dates are as follows:

09 Jun – SWE, Sölvesborg, Sweden Rock Festival*
10 Jun – DE, Bremen, Tivoli
11 Jun – NL, Eindhoven, Dynamo Club
12 Jun – DE, Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal
13 Jun – DE, Munich, Backstage
14 Jun – DE, Stuttgart, dasCann
16 Jun – BE, Dessel, Graspop Metal Meeting*
17 Jun – DE, Neunkirchen, Stummsche Reithalle
18 Jun – FR, Clisson, Hellfest*
20 Jun – UK, London, Underworld
21 Jun – UK, Glasgow, Audio
22 Jun – UK, Belfast, Limelight 2
23 Jun – IRE, Dublin – Voodoo Lounge
24 Jun – UK, Bristol, Thekla
26 Jun – GR, Thessaloniki, Eightball Club*
27 Jun – GR, Athens, Kyttaro Live*
30 Jun – ES, Barcelona, Rock Fest*
02 Jul – RUS, Moscow, Volta*
*Metal Church only

More Metal Church live dates:

02 Jun – USA, Portland, OR, Rock Hard PDX NEW!
03 Jun – USA, Tacoma, WA, Cultura Event Center NEW!
15 Jul – USA, Chicago, IL – Chicago Open Air
01 Aug – NO, Oslo, Sentrum Scene (w/ MEGADETH) NEW!
02 Aug – DK, Copenhagen, Store Vega (w/ MEGADETH) NEW!
05 Aug – FR, Saint-Maurice-De-Gourdans, Sylak Open Air
09 Aug – CZ, Jaromer, Brutal Assault
10 Aug – DE, Nuremberg, Hirsch
11 Aug – NL, Leeuwarden, Into the Grave
12 Aug – P, Vagos, Vagos Metal Fest
07 Sept – USA, Atlanta, GA, ProgPower USA XVIII

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Widowmaker Signs Deal With SharpTone Records

SharpTone Records is incredibly pleased to announce the signing of Huntsville, Alabama’s own Widowmaker. In celebration of the news, the deathcore five piece just released a new video for “The Nihilist.”

Widowmaker stated on the signing: “We have worked very hard and have tried tirelessly to build the best team we could around us throughout our career. We couldn’t be happier to be a part of the SharpTone family. They work very hard for us and we look forward to our future with SharpTone!“

To kick everything off, the band will be heading out on two nationwide tours. The first tour will support Slaughter To Prevail later this month, and then the band hits the road with Born Of Osiris one month later.

USA dates with Slaughter To Prevail
24th May – Springfield, MO @ The Outland Ballroom
26th May – Fayetteville, NC @ Drunk Horse Pub
28th May – Mclean, VA @ Post 82411
30th May – Corning, NY @ Landos
31st May – Webster, NY @ Harmony House
1st June – London, ON @ London Music Hall
2nd June – Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
4th June – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
5th June – Quebec City, QC @ LA Source DE LA Martiniere

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Edu Falaschi Announces Live Performances With Angra Material

Five years after leaving Angra in 2012, internationally renowned Brazilian singer Edu Falaschi announces he will be performing songs from the band’s catalog as part of his newly launched solo career with plans to tour various countries.

Falaschi released his solo album “Moonlight” last year via Test your Metal Records. The album consists of acoustic versions of the most significant songs of his career with Angra and Almah. Falaschi comments:

“I’ve had many requests for concerts singing Angra! It’s natural since I was Angra’s lead singer for 12 years. Now Angra fans around the globe can have the chance to hear the Angra anthems performed by the original singer in an emotional and nostalgic experience that will bring back the good feelings from the golden years! I plan to perform first in South America and from there reach fans across USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia.”

Edu Falaschi’s first concert will take place in Lima, Peru on May 23rd, where he will perform Angra’s classic album “Rebirth.”

Throughout his career Edu Falaschi has sold over 1 million albums, recorded 15 albums, along with several world tours that have included Japan, Europe, UAE and South America plus many important festivals like Wacken, Sweden Rock, Monsters of Rock, Rock in Rio, Progpower, Rock Machina, Gods of Metal, etc.

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Fates Warning enters worldwide charts for new DVD/Blu-ray, ‘Awaken the Guardian Live’

– May 9th, 2017 –

Fates Warning recently released their new DVD/Blu-ray, Awaken the Guardian Live, via Metal Blade Records; for their efforts, the band has now entered the worldwide charts! See below for all positions:

#15 Current Hard Music Albums (USA)
#48 Independent Current Albums (USA)
#195 Top Current Albums (USA)
#21 Top Albums (Germany)

Legendary progressive metal act Fates Warning celebrated the 30th anniversary of their third album, Awaken the Guardian, in 2016. To celebrate this milestone, Jim Matheos (guitar) reassembled the Awaken the Guardian-era lineup for two special festival appearances last year: Keep it True XIX and Prog Power USA XVII. Fortunately for fans that were not able to attend, each show was filmed and recorded in its entirety for the DVD/Blu-ray, Awaken the Guardian Live. Awaken the Guardian vocalist John Arch comments: “It was truly a surreal experience being able to share the spirit of ‘Awaken The Guardian‘ at these shows. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the fans that have given back so much over the 30 year span since the album’s release. To all our family and friends, much gratitude.”

To preview and purchase Awaken the Guardian Live, please visit: metalblade.com/fateswarning

Fates Warning online:

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Ex People Premieres New Song “Not A Drill” From Upcoming New Album “Bird”

East London, UK’s stoner/doom metal four-piece Ex People premieres a new song titled “Not A Drill”, taken from the upcoming new album “Bird”, which will arrive in stores 19 May through New Heavy Sounds. The new outing was recorded with Wayne Adams (Vodun, USA Nails, Death Pedals, Casual Nun) at Bear Bites Horse Studios.

Check out now “Not A Drill” below.

Says the band about “Not A Drill”:

“‘Not A Drill’ is the opener off our new record, Bird, which veers from noise rock to doom and all points in-between, but this track kicks things off on the more stoner rock end of the spectrum. The world seems like it is in an really uncertain place right now and lyrically this track is about trying to stand up and organise. The final third features an avalanche of fuzz and wah pedal to give you that warm, happy glow inside.”

Album launch show: Friday 19th May, at Stag’s Head Hoxton, London

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