Avenged Sevenfold Premiere New Music Video “Mad Hatter”

Avenged Sevenfold‘s latest single “Mad Hatter” soundtracks the below recently released clip for the zombies mode featured in the forthcoming ‘Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4‘ video game. The group wrote the track for the forthcoming game and will be compiling their various songs for the video game series over the years for a new EP entitled “Black Reign“, due out today, September 21st.

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Avenged Sevenfold Premiere New Song “Mad Hatter” – To Release New “Black Reign” EP This Friday

Avenged Sevenfold premiere their new track “Mad Hatter“, which they wrote for the forthcoming ‘Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4‘ video game that is due out on October 12th. The track will also be featured on their upcoming new EP , “Black Reign“, which will compile the various songs (“Jade Helm“, etc.) Avenged Sevenfold have contributed to the aforementioned video game series over the years. That EP will arrive in stores this Friday, September 21st.

“Black Reign” EP will feature the below songs:

“Mad Hatter”
“Not Ready To Die”
“Carry On”
“Jade Helm”

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Amon Amarth Reveal Own Mobile Video Game “Amon Amarth”

Amon Amarth have released their own mobile video game titled ‘Amon Amarth‘. The game is available now through the this location. The retro themed video game was developed in partnership with Ride & Crash Games AB.

Watch the trailer for it below.

“The Game. You are Thor and your mission is simple: cleanse Midgard from all of the vile creatures that are threatening the (*ahem*) peaceful Viking way of life. There are three keys to ensure your success:

(1) your hammer, Mjolnir;
(2) your control of the freakin’ thunder and lightning!
(3) your fighting spirit is always high thanks to Amon Amarth‘s epic music in retro style blasting from over the horizons and into your ears.

The unique game features four worlds, four epic battles, 12 unique levels and 13 different Amon Amarth tracks with retro video game sounds!

The game is available worldwide to the public for iOS and Android Phones and Tablets for a retail price of $8.99. This link redirects the mobile or tablet user to their correct App Store:

The idea for the game was conceived in the fall of 2015 when Robert Chirico Willstedt, a video game producer in Stockholm and founder of Ride & Crash Games AB, met Amon Amarth. Robert and the band bonded over epic amounts of beer and a common love of video games, and they started discussing how cool it would be if they could create a video game for Amon Amarth.

There and then, the idea was born of a retro style Viking platformer with Amon Amarth music in ’80s sounding square wave format. Robert hand-picked a team of developers and designers to realize the game concept. The band met the development team continuously during the development process to ensure the end product would stay true to the initial vision of the game. This is an authentic Amon Amarth product.

Grab Mjolnir. Blast Amon Amarth. Save Midgard.”

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Video Clip For New Song “Feed It” Available From Hellbros

After a great summer of playing festivals such as PouzzaFest, FuseFest and Beau’s OktoberFest, Ottawa, ON’s loud, wild and heavy anthemic rock n’rollers Hellbros has a new music video especially for those 80’s video game lovers… Duck Hunt, Space Invaders anyone..? The video is for the new fist pumping, stage diving single “Feed It” which is slated to be on the upcoming album “Take The Animal,” which the band will record this November with plans to release it in 2018. The song is available as a free download at this location.

“Take The Animal” is the follow up to the 2016 self-titled album debut on French label Bad Reputation, which was a compilation of the two previous self-releases, 2011’s full length album “Good Time Machine” and the 2015 EP “Calling All Giants.”

Frontman Peter Jurt comments on the video: “It’s homage to our love of the 80’s; a bump of sunset strip sleaze with a sprinkle of thrash metal.”

Watch “Feed It” here:

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Video Of New Song “Children Of The Smith” Issued By Blind Guardian

Germany’s Blind Guardian released a new song to be featured for the soundtrack for the video game “The Dwarves.” The video for “Children of the Smith” can be viewed in the player below. The game can be purchased at this location.

Check out the clip here:

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Machinae Supremacy Reveals New Album “Into The Night World”

There’s a big difference between video game-inspired metal and actual “video game metal.” Machinae Supremacy proves that difference, owning the title with an 8-bit power metal onslaught that sounds like it could have been the symphonic soundtrack to your favorite 80’s Nintendo game.

After several independent releases and following with five albums released through international metal label Spinefarm Records, Machinae Supremacy has taken matters back into the band’s own hands with upcoming new album, “Into The Night World,” hitting stores on December 16th, 2016.

The album is coming via Machinae Supremacy’s own Hubnester Records, in collaboration with Swedish music company BD Pop. Pre-orders will be available via iTunes soon. Vocalist Robert Stjärnström states:

“Going back to being independent has truly sparked our creativity and energized us in the most amazing way. Into The Night World is in some ways more simplistic than our last album, but somehow it manages to be both more playful and more sophisticated. There is still a story, but all of that is encapsulated in pure, straight-forward songs, each with its own separate, parallel meaning and purpose.”

1. My Dragons Will Decimate
2. Into The Night World
3. Twe27ySeven
4. Remember Me
5. Space Boat
6. Stars Had To Die So That You Could Live
7. Beast Engine
8. Dream Sequence
9. Sid Metal Legacy
10. The Last March of The Undead

Following the album’s release, Machinae Supremacy will embark on a very first U.S. tour. Beginning at MAGFest in Washington, DC on January 7, the band will be joined by Urizen and Danimal Cannon for several dates hitting eastern and central portions of the country through January 21. Psychostick and Knight of the Round will join select dates. See below for all confirmed tour dates:

January 7, 2017: MAGFest – Washington, DC*
January 9, 2017: Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY*
January 10, 2017: Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA*
January 11, 2017: The Ritz – Warren, MI*
January 12, 2017: Bada Brew – Crest Hill, IL* (with Psychostick)
January 13, 2017: Big Shots – Valparaiso, IN* (with Psychostick)
January 14, 2017: Rockstar Pro Arena – Dayton, OH*
January 16, 2017: The Warehouse – Clarksville, TN
January 17, 2017: The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
January 18, 2017: Southport Hall – Jefferson, LA
January 19, 2017: BFE Rock Club – Houston, TX
January 20, 2017: Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX
January 21, 2017: Trees – Dallas, TX
*with Knight of the Round

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New Music Video “Take Me To Neverland” Issued By Wisdom

Hungarian power metal act Wisdom released a video game inspired music video clip for the song “Take Me To Neverland.” The song appears on the band’s previous release “Marching For Liberty” (2013). Wisdom’s latest album “Rise of the Wise” was issued back in February via NoiseArt Records.

The video clip is a long time in the making, created by Istvan Manga. Check it out here:

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Motorhead Frontman Lemmy Kilmister Passes Away

Today, heavy metal and rock and roll has lost one of it’s greatest icons. Motorhead frontman Ian Fraser Kilmister, better known to the world as Lemmy, has passed away, just days after celebrating his seventieth birthday. A message from the official Motorhead Facebook page reads as follows:

“There is no easy way to say this…our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer. He had learnt of the disease on December 26th, and was at home, sitting in front of his favorite video game from The Rainbow which had recently made it’s way down the street, with his family.

“We cannot begin to express our shock and sadness, there aren’t words.

“We will say more in the coming days, but for now, please…play Motörhead loud, play Hawkwind loud, play Lemmy’s music LOUD.Have a drink or few.Share stories.
“Celebrate the LIFE this lovely, wonderful man celebrated so vibrantly himself.

“HE WOULD WANT EXACTLY THAT.

“Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister
1945 -2015
Born to lose, lived to win.”

Lemmy was born on Christmas Eve 1945 in Stoke on Trent in Staffordshire, England, later growing up in Wales. He first took to the big stages as a roadie for such names as Jimi Hendrix and went on to find success with The Rocking Vicars and Hawkwind, before he was fired and went on to form the band which revitalized rock music and were perhaps more influential in heavy metal than any other, Motorhead. The band released twenty two studio albums in addition to numerous live and compilation albums. He released his autobiography, “White Line Fever” in 2003. In a tragic coincidence, his passing follows on one month from the death of former Motorhead drummer, Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor.

Tributes have already begun pouring in for the singing bassist, with a post from Ozzy Obsourne’s Twitter feed reading: “Lost one of my best friends, Lemmy, today. He will be sadly missed. He was a warrior and a legend. I will see you on the other side.”

Ozzy’s wife, Sharon, also Tweeted: “My dear friend, Lemmy, passed away today. I’ve known him for 38 years. He will be so missed but he will never be forgotten.”

Sepultura were amongst the many bands to pay tribute collectively, saying, “Today, we were caught by surprise with the death of the incomparable Lemmy Kilmister. Dancing On Your Grave was the song which inspired us in the choice of our name, Sepultura (grave in Portuguese). In an official statement, the band asks the fans to “play Motörhead loud, play Hawkwind loud, play Lemmy’s music LOUD.” We hear and we obey, master! Thank you for everything! R.I.P.”

Metallica also chimed in, saying: “Lemmy, you are one of the primary reasons this band exists. We are forever grateful for all of your inspiration. Rest In Peace.” While fellow metal titans Judas Priest posted: “Words about Lemmy can never be enough so we will simply say farewell Lord Lemmy thank you for the music, the shows, the tours we did and the laughs and stories we shared – all of these and more will be cherished.”

DJ Eddie Trunk appeared to break the news first, Tweeting: “Sorry to report that I have confirmed Lemmy has passed away just now at the age of 70. RIP to a true original icon of rock.”

WWE wrestler Triple H, whose theme song, “The Game,” was penned by Lemmy and performed by Motorhead, also paid tribute saying: “Sorry to report that I have confirmed Lemmy has passed away just now at the age of 70. RIP to a true original icon of rock.”

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Double Experience Announces “Rated M For MaTour” Dates

The Ottawa, ON video game rock nerds in Double Experience are proud to announce the “Rated M For MaTOUR,” which will include a performance at this year’s Canadian Music Week on May 10th in Toronto, ON.

Vocalist Ian Nichols comments: “Ever since we completed the new record last summer, we toured extensively overseas and got tons footage for the new single in the process. For this spring tour, we really wanted to focus on our home province of Ontario and visit cities that we haven’t been to in almost a year. To make it even more special, we will be bringing the very first copies of our brand new album along with us as a tour-exclusive for our fans to get their hands on before the official release later this year.”

The band is gearing up for the summer release of the forthcoming album “721835” on August 1st and you can also see the “Who The Hell” video below. Catch the band live:

April 22 – Cobourg, ON @ Columbus Centre
April 23 – Peterborough, ON @ Legendary Red Dog
April 24 – Barrie, ON @ The D.I.Y.
April 26 – North Bay, ON @ Granite Club
April 27 – Newmarket, ON @ The Jam Spot
April 28 – London, ON @ The APK
May 2 – Windsor, ON @ Villains Beastro
May 3 – Chatham-Kent, ON @ Mc B’s
May 10 – Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck Bar (Canadian Music Week Showcase)
May 30 – Ottawa, ON @ Zaphod Beeblebrox

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Fuck The Facts And Godstopper To Play The Governor’s Bash

Zombitrol Productions and Blacktooth Entertainment, with host The Governor from The Governor’s Ball – The “Mighty” Metal and Comedy Show, are proud to present the 7th edition of The Governor’s Bash.

The bash will feature grindcore legends Fuck The Facts along with local support from sludge noisemakers Godstopper and Slyde, a band inspired by European melodic metal, Japanese video game music, and Western rock. Details are as follows:

Saturday November 23
Bovine Sex Club
542 Queen St W
$10 / DRS 9PM / 19+

Further info can be found at The Governor’s Bash Facebook event page here.

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