Witherfall Posts New Music Video “A Tale That Wasn’t Right” Online

US dark melodic metal act, Witherfall, recently started touring Europe as support of Sonata Arctica’s Acoustic Adventures tour. As a special release fitting this tour concept, Witherfall also recorded the widely acoustic Vintage EP, which will be released on March 22nd.

Today, they are releasing the third single from this EP, “A Tale That Wasn’t Right”, which was originally recorded by Helloween and released on the classic Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part I album in 1987. You can watch the full video, produced by Don Adams, below.

Witherfall comments: “Right after the band landed in the ill-fated Panama City FL to begin recording A Prelude To Sorrow the idea of doing an 80s power ballad was drunkenly pondered by the band. On one of Steve Bolognese’ IPA benders he came up with Helloween’s ‘A Tale That Wasn’t Right’. Though the band recorded the song during the APS sessions, the video was shot during the band’s recent tour of Japan as support for Kamelot. With Japanese tour manager Mia Steinhausen guiding our way, we were amazed and honored to be so welcomed by the fans and label(s) in Japan that we decided to create a little visual tribute as a gift to everyone who helped us out. Seen in the beginning is even a cameo by none other than Masa-Ito! Domo-Arigato.”

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Witherfall To Release New EP “Vintage” In March

In November 2018, US dark melodic metal act Witherfall released their second studio album, A Prelude To Sorrow. Never resting on its laurels, the group led by the creative duo comprised of vocalist Joseph Michael (Sanctuary) and Jake Dreyer (Iced Earth) now announces the Vintage EP, with the CD, LP, and digital release to be available during the upcoming acoustic tour with Sonata Arctica and released via Century Media Records on March 22nd.

Witherfall reveals: “During the sessions for A Prelude To Sorrow, two cover songs were recorded that showed a different side of Witherfall, originally intended to be bonus tracks. A dark and somber version of Tom Petty’s ‘I Won’t Back Down’ with vocals recorded with Michael Wagener (Metallica, Skid Row) and an epic version of the Helloween classic ‘A Tale That Wasn’t Right’. With the announcement of the Sonata Arctica Acoustic Adventures tour, it was decided to release these covers along with a few acoustic renditions of favorite Witherfall tracks.

“Along with new keyboardist Alex Nasla and session percussionist James “Timbali” Cornwell (Smokey Robinson, Earth Wind & Fire ), Joseph Michael, Jake Dreyer and Anthony Crawford retreated to Harmony Recording Studios in Hollywood, CA (Adele, Miley Cyrus) armed with acoustic guitars and bottles of wine to start working on acoustic arrangements for the tour. The sessions were fruitful and two acoustic versions of past Witherfall songs were recorded: a medley of ‘Vintage’ and ‘Nobody Sleeps Here…’ (originally on “Nocturnes and Requiems”) and an alternate arrangement of ‘Ode to Despair’. Instead of keeping these as secrets and finally making the rare ‘The Long Walk Home (December)’ also available to an audience outside of Japan, the Vintage EP offers a collection of music that shows another dimension of the Witherfall sound.”

Mixed and mastered by Christopher “Zeuss” Harris and again featuring artwork by Kristian Wåhlin, Vintage will be released as strictly limited, hand-numbered CD digipak, on black and limited coloured vinyl as well as on all digital platforms.

Tracklisting:

1. Vintage Medley: “Vintage I”, “Nobody Sleeps Here…”, “Vintage II”
2. A Tale That Wasn’t Right (Helloween cover)
3. Ode To Despair (acoustic)
4. The Long Walk Home (December)
5. I Won’t Back Down (Tom Petty cover)
6. Vintage (album version)

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Korn Launch Their Own Coffee ‘Korn Koffee’ Blend

Korn launch their own ‘Korn Koffee. The band teamed with J Gursey Coffee to create the blend and posted the below teaser clip for it.

We are excited to announce Korn Koffee. Korn has collaborated with @jgurseycoffee to bring you a unique blend of beans worthy of the most die-hard coffee fans. Available Now: https://t.co/E1JQCApXRh pic.twitter.com/OuaLmxDVl0

— Korn (@Korn) September 28, 2018

The following product description was offered:

‘Korn Koffee is a smooth, dark roasted blend of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, Guatemalan Huehutenango, and Organic Peru beans mixed with Vintage Black Diamond by J. Gursey Coffee that has been uniquely curated by the members of Korn.’

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Goatwhore Update European/UK Summer Tour Schedule

Goatwhore have nailed down their European/UK touring plans for this summer, see below for the updated schedule:

07/27 Tolmin, SLO – Metal Fest
07/27 Zagreb, CRO – Vintage Industrial Bar
07/30 Sofia, BUL – Live & Loud
08/01 Athens, GRE – AN Club
08/04 Brasov, ROM – Rockstadt Extreme
08/06 Warsaw, POL – Proxima (feat. Dying Fetus, Toxic Holocaust)
08/07 Berlin, GER – Bi Nuu (feat. Dying Fetus, Toxic Holocaust)
08/08 Hannover, GER – Lux
08/11 Leeuwarden, NET – Into The Grave
08/12 Arlon, BEL – L’Entrepot (feat. Dying Fetus, Carnifex)
08/13 London, UK – Islington Academy (feat. Dying Fetus, Carnifex, Toxic Holocaust &Venom Prison)
08/14 Manchester, UK – Club Academy (feat. Dying Fetus, Carnifex, Toxic Holocaust & Venom Prison)
08/15 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel (feat. Dying Fetus, Carnifex, Toxic Holocaust & Venom Prison)
08/16 Pagney-derriere-Barine, FRA – Chez Paulette (feat. Dying Fetus, Carnifex, Toxic Holocaust & Venom Prison)
08/17 Dinkelsbuhle, GER – Summer Breeze
08/18 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain (feat. Dying Fetus & Venom Prison)
08/20 Montpellier, FRA – Secret Place (feat. Dying Fetus, Toxic Holocaust & Venom Prison)
08/21 Aarau, SWI – Kiff (feat. Dying Fetus, Toxic Holocaust & Venom Prison)
08/22 Milano, ITA – Spazio Naif (feat. Dying Fetus, Toxic Holocaust & Venom Prison)
08/23 Klagenfurt, AUT – Club Stereo (feat. Dying Fetus, Toxic Holocaust & Venom Prison)
08/24 Kaltenbach, AUT – Spital Semmering

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Ghost, Arch Enemy, Jonathan Davis And More Confirmed For Graspop Metal Meeting 2018

The organisers of Belgium’s Graspop Metal Meeting has announced a further 26 bands for this year’s edition of the festival, including Swedish death metallers Arch Enemy, Korn frontman Jonathan Davis and costumed rockers, Ghost. Also newly confirmed are Septicflesh, Skindred, Corrosion Of Conformity, Accept, Skillet, Tremonti, Baroness, Shinedown, Hollywood Undead, Seether, Neurosis, Dead Cross, Eisbrecher, Pertubator, Wolves In The Throne Room, L7, Carach Angren, Dool, The Vintage Caravan, Diablo BLVD, Batushka, Mantar and Ego Kill Talent. The event’s Facebook post claims that the lineup is now “more or less complete” with “a few finishing touches” to come. It will be held in the town of Dessel from June 21 – 24th.

The lineup is now as follows:
Thursday

Black Stone Cherry
Bury Tomorrow
Doro
Follow The Cipher
Ghost
Guns N Roses
Iced Earth
Jonathan Davis
Madball
The Pink Slips

Friday

Akercocke
Anti-Flag
Arkona
Avenged Sevenfold
Ayeron
Carach Angren
Culture Abuse
Diablo BLVD
Dool
Galactic Empire
Hollywood Undead
In This Moment
Iron Maiden
Killswitch Engage
L7
Less Than Jake
Neurosis
Parkway Drive
Pist*On
Powerwolf
Savage Messiah
Septicflesh
Shinedown
Silverstein
Stick To Your Guns
The Darkness
Tremonti
Vader
Watain
Wolves In The Throne Room
Zeal & Ardor

Saturday

Accept
Amaranthe
Arch Enemy
Asking Alexandria
Asphyx
At The Gates
Baroness
Batushka
Bloodbath
Bolzer
Boston Manor
Crossfaith
Exodus
Kadavar
Kreator
Marduk
Marilyn Manson
Megadeth
Miss May I
P.O.D.
Planet Of Zeus
Rise Against
Seether
Skillet
Sons Of Apollo
Stone Broken
Stray From The Path
The Vintage Caravan
Underoath
Vixen
Volbeat

Sunday

A Perfect Circle
Blessthefall
Body Count
Bullet For My Valentine
Carnivore A.D.
Corrosion Of Conformity
Dead Cross
Ego Kill Talent
Eisbrecher
Emmure
Employed To Serve
Hollywood Vampires
Judas Priest
Knocked Loose
Lacuna Coil
Limp Bizkit
Mantar
Meshuggah
Modern Life Is War
Monuments
Ozzy Osbourne
Pertubator
Powerflo
Shining (SWE)
Skindred
Tesseract
The Bloody Beetroots Live
Thy Art Is Murder
Tyr

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Ghost, Arch Enemy, Jonathan Davis And More Confirmed For Graspop Metal Meeting 2018

The organisers of Belgium’s Graspop Metal Meeting has announced a further 26 bands for this year’s edition of the festival, including Swedish death metallers Arch Enemy, Korn frontman Jonathan Davis and costumed rockers, Ghost. Also newly confirmed are Septicflesh, Skindred, Corrosion Of Conformity, Accept, Skillet, Tremonti, Baroness, Shinedown, Hollywood Undead, Seether, Neurosis, Dead Cross, Eisbrecher, Pertubator, Wolves In The Throne Room, L7, Carach Angren, Dool, The Vintage Caravan, Diablo BLVD, Batushka, Mantar and Ego Kill Talent. The event’s Facebook post claims that the lineup is now “more or less complete” with “a few finishing touches” to come. It will be held in the town of Dessel from June 21 – 24th.

The lineup is now as follows:
Thursday

Black Stone Cherry
Bury Tomorrow
Doro
Follow The Cipher
Ghost
Guns N Roses
Iced Earth
Jonathan Davis
Madball
The Pink Slips

Friday

Akercocke
Anti-Flag
Arkona
Avenged Sevenfold
Ayeron
Carach Angren
Culture Abuse
Diablo BLVD
Dool
Galactic Empire
Hollywood Undead
In This Moment
Iron Maiden
Killswitch Engage
L7
Less Than Jake
Neurosis
Parkway Drive
Pist*On
Powerwolf
Savage Messiah
Septicflesh
Shinedown
Silverstein
Stick To Your Guns
The Darkness
Tremonti
Vader
Watain
Wolves In The Throne Room
Zeal & Ardor

Saturday

Accept
Amaranthe
Arch Enemy
Asking Alexandria
Asphyx
At The Gates
Baroness
Batushka
Bloodbath
Bolzer
Boston Manor
Crossfaith
Exodus
Kadavar
Kreator
Marduk
Marilyn Manson
Megadeth
Miss May I
P.O.D.
Planet Of Zeus
Rise Against
Seether
Skillet
Sons Of Apollo
Stone Broken
Stray From The Path
The Vintage Caravan
Underoath
Vixen
Volbeat

Sunday

A Perfect Circle
Blessthefall
Body Count
Bullet For My Valentine
Carnivore A.D.
Corrosion Of Conformity
Dead Cross
Ego Kill Talent
Eisbrecher
Emmure
Employed To Serve
Hollywood Vampires
Judas Priest
Knocked Loose
Lacuna Coil
Limp Bizkit
Mantar
Meshuggah
Modern Life Is War
Monuments
Ozzy Osbourne
Pertubator
Powerflo
Shining (SWE)
Skindred
Tesseract
The Bloody Beetroots Live
Thy Art Is Murder
Tyr

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In Twilight’s Embrace Release “Vanitas” On Vinyl

Vanitas, the latest album from In Twilight’s Embrace, is finally released on vinyl. Both the regular and clear 12” LPs are available now to order now through Arachnophobia Records. Vanitas was recorded, mixed and mastered in 2017 by Marcin Rybicki at Vintage Records and Left Hand Sounds.

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Ektomorf Announces U.S. Tour, Dead Horse Trauma To Support

Dead Horse Trauma is teaming up with Ektomorf (Hungary) for The Death Before Dishonor Tour before heading on to Europe. This U.S. portion of the tour will be accompanied by hard-hitting locals from each area and will meet up with various touring bands along the way!

Tickets and VIP information for the dates can be found at this location and over here. Confirmed Dates are:

10/20 – Algona, IA – Lifers (Formerly The Afterlife)
10/21 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
10/22 – Sioux Falls, SD – Bigs Live
10/23 – Sioux City, IA – The Marquee
10/25 – Minneapolis, MN – The Terminal
10/26 – Ft Atkinson, WI – Hijinx
10/27 – Pekin, IL – The Twisted Spoke
10/28 – Lombard, IL – Brauerhouse
10/29 – Rockford, IL – Whiskey’s Roadhouse
10/30 – Burlington, IA – The Washington
11/01 – Danville, IL – Vintage Villains
11/02 – Valparaiso, IN – Big Shots
11/03 – Mentor, OH – Music Lynxx
11/04 – Newark, OH – Somewhere Else Bar
11/05 – Mishawaka, IN – Smith’s Downtown
11/07 – St Louis, MO – Firebird
11/09 – St Joseph, MO – Cafe Acoustic Live
11/10 – Des Moines, IA – Lefty’s
11/11 – Waterloo, IA – Spicoli’s
11/12 – Merriam, KS – Aftershock
11/13 – Wichita, KS – The Elbow Room
11/14 – Wichita Falls, TX – Stick’s Place
11/15 – Abilene, TX – My Place
11/16 – Porter, TX – Porter Cocktail Lounge
11/17 – Tyler, TX – Clicks
11/18 – San Leon, TX – 18th St Pier

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Video For New Song “As Future Evaporates” Posted By In Twilight’s Embrace

Polish death metal veterans In Twilight’s Embrace recently announced that the fourth studio effort from the band will be entitled “Vanitas.” The album drops on September 22nd via Arachnophobia Records. Today, the band premiered the stunning music video for the new track “As Future Evaporates.” You can check it out at this location, or even more conveniently in the player at the bottom.

“Vanitas” was recorded, mixed and mastered in 2017 by Marcin Rybicki at Vintage Records and Left Hand Sounds.

The video was shot “amidst the woods and lakes of the Western Pomerania region, where I come from,” explains vocalist, Cyprian Lakomy. The band traveled to a desolate island in that region, with no access to electric power and a very weak cell phone reception. Cyprian visits this place whenever he needs to detach himself from people and everyday realities. He confesses that “the solitude and total silence of this place enabled us to capture the mood of the song accurately.”

The video reflects the atmosphere of the entire new album. Cyprian explains: “The video conveys the leitmotif of our entire new album – that death accompanies our whole lives. We encounter it at different stages and its growing awareness should drive us to make the most out of the time we were given. Sadly, few have enough guts to aim at something more than barely surviving.”

The track list for “Vanitas” is:

1. The Hell of Mediocrity (song streaming here)
2. Fan the Flame
3. As Future Evaporates
4. Trembling
5. Flesh Falls, No Ghost Lifts
6. Futility
7. The Rift
8. The Great Leveller

Check out the video here:

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Avatarium Posts New Album Teaser Trailer

The doomy vintage rock wizards from Avatarium will deliver third full-length album “Hurricanes And Halos” on May 26th and today the Swedes unveil a new studio trailer for this magically haunting release.

In this clip, you can take a look behind the scenes of the recording process at the Gröndahl Studios as the band members discuss a new approach to this more progressive sounding record with accessible sound dynamics and diverse moments from heavy doom riffs to soft melodies.

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