Obituary Posts 70000 Tons Of Metal Cartoon; Napalm Death Added To The Bill

Florida death metal legends Obituary has posted a new animated short online promoting their upcoming appearance at the 70000 Tons cruise. You can check it out below. In addition to this, British grindcore masters Napalm Death has been added to the lineup. The ship will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on January 31 and dock in Labadee, Haiti, before returning on February 4.

The lineup is now as follows:

Accept
Arkona
Atrocity
Bodyfarm
Carnation
Chontaraz
Convulse
Coroner
Cyhra
Dark Funeral
Delain
Dragony
Eluveitie
Ensiferum
Exmortus
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Gloryhammer
Heidevolk
In Vain
Kalmah
Kamelot
Krisiun
Max & Iggor: Return To Roots
Mayan
Mors Principium Est
Napalm Death
Ne Obliviscaris
Night Demon
Nile
Obituary
Onslaught
Paradise Lost
Perpetual Warefare
Persefone
Pestilence
Rage
Raven
Riot V
Sodom
Soulfly
Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper
Subway To Sally
Svartsot
The Black Dahlia Murder
Tiamat
Tristania
Twilight Force
Tyr
Unleash The Archers
Van Canto
Vicious Rumors
Visions Of Atlantis
Vomitory
Warbringer

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Carnation, Dragony And Perpetual Warfare Added To 70000 Tons Of Metal 2019

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise has announced a further three bands for this year’s edition of the floating festival. Joining the lineup is Belgian death metal outfit Carnation, while Colombian thrashers Perpetual Warfare and Austrian power metal band Dragony have also been added to the bill. The ship will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on January 31 and dock in Labadee, Haiti, before returning on February 4.

The lineup is now as follows:

Accept
Arkona
Atrocity
Bodyfarm
Carnation
Chontaraz
Convulse
Coroner
Cyhra
Dark Funeral
Delain
Dragony
Eluveitie
Ensiferum
Exmortus
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Gloryhammer
Heidevolk
In Vain
Kalmah
Kamelot
Krisiun
Max & Iggor: Return To Roots
Mayan
Mors Principium Est
Ne Obliviscaris
Night Demon
Nile
Obituary
Onslaught
Paradise Lost
Perpetual Warefare
Persefone
Pestilence
Rage
Raven
Riot V
Sodom
Soulfly
Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper
Subway To Sally
Svartsot
The Black Dahlia Murder
Tiamat
Tristania
Twilight Force
Tyr
Unleash The Archers
Van Canto
Vicious Rumors
Visions Of Atlantis
Vomitory
Warbringer

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Tyr Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal 2019

Faroe Islands metal outfit Tyr are the latest band to be confirmed for this year’s edition of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. The ship will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on January 31 and dock in Labadee, Haiti, before returning on February 4.

The lineup is now as follows:

Accept
Arkona
Atrocity
Bodyfarm
Chontaraz
Convulse
Coroner
Cyhra
Dark Funeral
Delain
Eluveitie
Ensiferum
Exmortus
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Gloryhammer
Heidevolk
In Vain
Kalmah
Kamelot
Krisiun
Max & Iggor: Return To Roots
Mayan
Mors Principium Est
Ne Obliviscaris
Night Demon
Nile
Obituary
Onslaught
Paradise Lost
Persefone
Pestilence
Rage
Raven
Riot V
Sodom
Soulfly
Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper
Subway To Sally
Svartsot
The Black Dahlia Murder
Tiamat
Tristania
Twilight Force
Tyr
Unleash The Archers
Van Canto
Vicious Rumors
Visions Of Atlantis
Vomitory
Warbringer

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Krisiun, Night Demon And Chontaraz Added To 70000 Tons Of Metal 2019

The organisers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise has announced a further three bands for this year’s edition of the floating festival. Joining the bill are Brazilian death metal legends Krisiun, American heavy metal outfit Night Demon and Norwegian progressive metal group Chontaraz. The ship will set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on January 31 and dock in Labadee, Haiti, before returning on February 4.

The lineup is now as follows:

Accept
Arkona
Atrocity
Bodyfarm
Chontaraz
Convulse
Coroner
Cyhra
Dark Funeral
Delain
Eluveitie
Ensiferum
Exmortus
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Gloryhammer
Heidevolk
In Vain
Kalmah
Kamelot
Krisiun
Max & Iggor: Return To Roots
Mayan
Mors Principium Est
Ne Obliviscaris
Night Demon
Nile
Obituary
Onslaught
Paradise Lost
Persefone
Pestilence
Rage
Raven
Riot V
Sodom
Soulfly
Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper
Subway To Sally
Svartsot
The Black Dahlia Murder
Tiamat
Tristania
Twilight Force
Unleash The Archers
Van Canto
Vicious Rumors
Visions Of Atlantis
Vomitory
Warbringer

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Details Of New Album “Beyond The Rain” Issued BY WildeStarr

WildeStarr – featuring the combined talents of 3 of the most dynamic musicians in heavy metal today: Dave Starr (Vicious Rumors, Chastain) on all guitars & bass, London Wilde on vocals (who many regard as highly as Rob Halford, Dio, and Geoff Tate), and power house Josh Foster on drums – are geared up to release the new album “Beyond the Rain” via Scarlet Records on December 8th.

Through three studio albums (“Arrival,” in 2010; “A Tell Tale Heart,” in 2012; and now with “Beyond The Rain,” in 2017), WildeStarr has established itself as the master of its craft with melodic and aggressive metal full of drama, and conveyed via a huge wall of sound. Husband and wife team Dave Starr and London Wilde have been friends for 30 years, and married for over 15 now. This makes the songwriting and chemistry very special and unique in the world of heavy metal.

“Beyond The Rain” takes the listener on a harrowing ride and emotional roller coaster. Some might think its a concept album, but its actually much more than that. The songs are London Wilde’s lyrical expression of pain, torment, hope, and love based on the real life tragic suicide of her brother Gary in 2012. Gary was a gifted musician who suffered the sad pitfalls of many others who pickup the guitar and dream of success in the music biz. After his death, Gary essentially became a not so silent fourth member of the band, and his presence and spirit was deeply felt throughout the songwriting and recording process.

The track listing is:

1. Metamorphose
2. Beyond The Rain
3. Pressing The Wires
4. Double Red
5. Down Cold
6. Rage And Water
7. Crimson Fifths
8. Undersold
9. From Shadow
10. When The Night Falls

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New Album “Lost In The Black Divide” Announced By Space Vacation

The release date of the new album “Lost In The Black Divide” by San Francisco’s Space Vacation is September 22nd via Pure Steel Records. Pre-orders will be available on September 8th.

The quartet, featuring ex-Vicious Rumors guitarist Kiyoshi Morgan and Vocalist Scott Shapiro will come hard with the fourth album “Lost In The Black Divide.” You will get what you exactly what you expect and more: fast and melodious true metal with fantastic songwriting. With a hint of Enforcer and Skullfist, fans of Ozzy Osbourne, Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden and Diamond Head will also have to keep Space Vacation in mind! This is heavy metal how it has to be!

The track list and cover artwork can be found here:

1. Devil to Pay
2. Save Your Breath
3. Stay Away
4. See You Again
5. Roll The Dice
6. Live By The Sword
7. Enemy
8. The Black Divide
9. Reason or Rhyme
10. Through The Door

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Vicious Rumors Announces New Lineup And Tour Dates

If you don’t know by now, Vicious Rummors is indeed a living entity; always progressing and evolving with time. 38 years and 16 albums later… the band promised some major announcements and here they are: Vicious Rumors is proud to welcome back lead singer Brian Allen, who sang on SPV/Steamhammer albums “Razorback Killers” (2011), “Live You to Death” (2012) and “Electric Punishment “(2013).”

Brian left the band in 2013 for family reasons and returns with full force and power. Geoff Thorpe says: “We’re so excited to have Brian back! Life really does have a funny way of coming full circle!”

Singer Nick Holleman has subsequently left the band to pursue other projects. He may be leaving “the band.” but he’s definitely not leaving “the family.” Thorpe says: “With no bad feelings at all we wish Nick all the best and thank him for 4 great years of recording and touring.!”

Vicious Rumors is already working on a killer new studio album, and furthermore introduces a new lead guitarist from Portland, OR baned Gunnar DüGrey. Thorpe comments: “His style, feel and general playing ability is out of this world!”

In the summer of 2017, the band will perform an exclusive German Open Air concert at the prestigious Bang Your Head Festival in Balingen as well as a series of club shows. The only current North American appearance is scheduled at Bossanova Ballroom in Portland, OR on June 24th. A full European headline tour is being booked by EAM booking agency for November (exact dates and support bands will be announced in July).

Vicious Rumors 2017 consists of:

Brian Allen – vocals
Geoff Thorpe – guitars
Gunnar DüGrey – guitars
Tilen Hudrap – bass
Larry Howe – drums

24.06.US-Portland, Oregon – Bossanova Ballroom

07.07.D-Munich – Backstage
08.07.NL-Eindhoven – Dynamo Club (with Death Angel)
09.07.D-Marburg – Knubbel
15.07.D-Balingen – Bang Your Head Festival
16.07.D-Frankfurt – Zoom (with Death Angel)

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Eruption Announces “Cloaks Of Oblivion” Album Release

Slovenian thrash crew Eruption just finished recording third full-length album “Cloaks Of Oblivion,” which is due to be released on May 2nd, 2017 via Xtreem Music. The label comments:

“While some thrash metal bands tend to sharpen their sound, becoming more aggressive, Eruption decided to step out from their traditional Bay Area-influenced sound to a more US Power/Heavy Metal sound in the vein of bands like Sanctuary, Helstar, and Vicious Rumors, all the while still retaining their usual Forbidden, Vio-Lence, and Death Angel worship. ‘Cloaks Of Oblivion’ is a modern classic that is graced with a kick-ass production and cover artwork straight outta the 80s, courtesy of Alex Boca.

1. Pharos
2. Sanity Ascend
3. Cloaks of Oblivion
4. Drones
5. Reborn Into Demise
6. The Yearning
7. This Barren Existence
8. Seven Archons
9. The Prophet

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Vicious Rumors Posts European Tour Recap

Vicious Rumors just checked in with this European tour recap and year-end message to all the fans:

“Thank you, Europe! First leg of the ‘European Protocol Tour’ in support of the ‘Concussion Protocol’ album is over. It was an awesome tour, one of the best in VR’s history!! A huge thank you to all our families, fans, business partners, crew, and thousands of new fans from the European Protocol Tour! Nine weeks on tour took VR all over Europe from Oct 24 to Dec 22 . The shows were amazing!

“With incredible response from the new fans. We gave it all we had and the result was the fans gave it right back!! From Sweden, Norway, Finland to Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and back again. The fans made it all worth while!! It’s never easy on the road and in frozen weather conditions it’s even harder!

“Looking back on this year I’m very proud to be part of this metal institution called Vicious Rumors and all the band’s hard work on ‘Concussion Protocol’ album, my 2 month promo campaign last summer, entering the charts, all the monster shows, this was one of the very best tours in our long career!!

“Now we look to the rest of the world in 2017 with many touring plans in discussion! Bang Your Head festival is already confirmed ! The ball keeps rolling! Many thanks to my band members and fans for keeping the dream alive! Metal Christmas and Heavy New Year!! See you next year on the road! We will be back!”

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New Song “The Outwitted Consecration” Streaming From Induction

The long-awaited single of the international symphonic/power metal act act Induction entitled “The Outwitted Consecration“ is out and streaming in the player below. The song was recorded at Grapow Studios and produced by Roland Grapow (MasterPlan) and co-produced by guitarist Martin Beck. It is a preview of the group’s upcoming full-length album, which will be recorded next year.

Induction was founded in the Czech Republic by a guitarist/songwriter Martin Beck. The music is melodic/symphonic power metal with influence of classical music creating an epic atmosphere. The band also features Wintersun guitarist Teemu Mäntysaari and Vicious Rumors/Powerized vocalist Nick Holleman among its ranks.

Band leader Martin Beck commented: “I’m really proud of the final product ‘The Outwitted Consecration’! We did a great job with all the guys and crew around Induction and now we’ve set the bar, we can focus on the recordings of the album! While we recorded this single, there are a lot of great memories to look back upon. The entire process of ‘The Outwitted Consecration’ has been a blast and will be with us for a long time! Thank you everyone for the great support!”

“The Outwitted Consecration” is also available via iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. Check out the track here:

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