Higher Power Releases “Four Walls Black” Music Video

“Soul Structure,” the debut LP from UK-based hardcore outfit Higher Power, is out this week through Flatspot Records and Venn Records. In celebration of that release, the band offers an official video today for “Four Walls Black.”

Higher Power has a hometown release show in Leeds booked for June 3rd with The Flex , and surrounding shows with the likes of Fire & Ice, Trapped Under Ice, Turnstile, Insist, and more, with additional tour dates to be announced soon.

6/03/2017 Hyde Park Book Club – Leeds, UK w/ The Flex, Bitter Youth, Frame Of Mind
6/16/2017 Woody’s – Schleiz, DE w/ Trapped Under Ice
6/17/2017 Essigfabrik – Cologne, DE w/ Trapped Under Ice
8/13/2017 Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK w/ Turnstile, Insist

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Terror Premieres New Song “Kill ‘Em Off” From Upcoming New EP “The Walls Will Fall”

Terror premieres a new song called “Kill ‘Em Off”, taken from the band’s upcoming new EP “The Walls Will Fall”, which will be out in stores April 28th through Pure Noise Records/Triple B. The new outing will feature the following tracks:

01 – “Balance The Odds”
02 – “Kill ‘Em Off”
03 – “The Walls Will Fall”
04 – “No Love Lost”
05 – “Step To You” (Madball cover)

Check out now “Kill ‘Em Off” below.

Says frontman Scott Vogel of it:

“It feels good to have some new music coming out. We thought this song would be right to release first, as the energy and vibe sums up this EP. Terror is always going to be Terror, and we’re proud to be consistent and on point with our sound. But still we are always trying to push and make sure the urgency and reality is always in everything we do.”

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Turbo Shokk Streams Full “Get Radical” Album

The wait is over as Turbo Shokk – the saviors of *true* hair metal – stream entire debut album “Get Radical” online. The album will officially drop tomorrow, with pre-orders available right here.

The band commented: “Tired of albums that don’t live up to the hype? The hype for ‘Get Radical’ doesn’t live up to the album. This is everything you ever wanted and a few things you didn’t know you needed in a hard rock balls to the walls metalgasm sonic supernova. Get radical, all night long.”

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Charred Walls Of The Damned’s new album, ‘Creatures Watching Over the Dead’, enters the music charts

– October 4th, 2016 –

Charred Walls Of The Damned – the brainchild of former Death/Iced Earth drummer Richard Christy – recently released their third full-length, Creatures Watching Over The Dead, via Metal Blade Records. The album entered the following music charts in the USA:

#16 Top Albums Market Share- RED
#21 Top New Artist Albums
#22 Current Hard Music Albums
#52 Record Label Independent Current Albums
#190 Top Current Albums

Richard Christy comments: “Thank you SOOOO MUCH to all of you headbangers out there who picked up the new Charred Walls Of The Damned album ‘Creatures Watching Over The Dead’ in the first week of release! My metal horns are raised in salute to all of you! Please tell all of your friends about the album and let’s spread the word of METAL! Cheers!”

To preview and purchase Creatures Watching Over The Dead, please visit: metalblade.com/cwotd

With five years having elapsed since the quartet dropped Cold Winds On Timeless Days, it’s understandable that fans have been yearning for more, but Charred Walls Of The Damned has not exactly been sitting around, kicking their heels. Christy – who has previously played with Iced Earth, Death, Control Denied, Burning Inside and Leash Law – played drums on Monte Pittman‘s Inverted Grasp Of Balance, wrote music for New York State’s “The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze” event, and co-wrote a heavy metal comedy Viking rock opera with guitarist Jason Suecof and Titmouse Animation, titled “Majestic Loincloth”. Suecof is of course one of the most in demand producers in contemporary metal. Then there’s legendary bassist Steve DiGiorgio, who made a name for himself in the ranks of Death, Testament, Vintersorg, Dragonlord and a myriad of other great metal bands; in recent years, he has laid down his inimitable style on records from Ephel Duath, Soen, Memorain and others. Which just leaves vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens, who for a time fronted Judas Priest, before lending his formidable pipes to Iced Earth and Yngwie Malmsteen‘s mighty compositions, touring relentlessly under his own name, and starting a new band (Project Rock).

When it was time to lay the songs down, Charred Walls Of The Damned convened at Suecof’s Audiohammer Studio, outside Orlando, FL. The nine resulting tracks are heavy, catchy, anthemic and downright killer music to wreck your neck to. See below for the official track-listing!

Creatures Watching Over the Dead track-listing
1. My Eyes
2. The Soulless
3. Afterlife
4. As I Catch My Breath
5. Lies
6. Reach into the Light
7. Tear Me Down
8. Living in the Shadow of Yesterday
9. Time Has Passed

Charred Walls Of The Damned line-up:
Richard Christy – Drums
Jason Suecof – Guitar, Producer
Tim “Ripper” Owens – Vocals
Steve Digiorgio – Bass

Charred Walls Of The Damned online:
http://www.richardchristy.com
https://www.facebook.com/charredwallsofthedamned
https://twitter.com/cwotd

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Charred Walls of the Damned streams new album, ‘Creatures Watching Over The Dead’, in full on HowardStern.com

– September 21st, 2016 –

Charred Walls Of The Damned – the brainchild of former Death/Iced Earth drummer Richard Christy – will release their third full-length, Creatures Watching Over The Dead, this Friday (September 23rd) via Metal Blade Records. In addition to Richard’s storied career as a drummer, he has been a staple on The Howard Stern Show for his diaper wearing and crank calling antics. Today both of his worlds come together as the Charred Walls Of The Damned album Creatures Watching Over The Dead is available as an exclusive stream in advance of the release on HowardStern.com. Check out the new record in its entirety at: howardstern.com

Creatures Watching Over The Dead can be pre-ordered in various formats now at: metalblade.com/cwotd

With five years having elapsed since the quartet dropped Cold Winds On Timeless Days, it’s understandable that fans have been yearning for more, but Charred Walls Of The Damned has not exactly been sitting around, kicking their heels. Christy – who has previously played with Iced Earth, Death, Control Denied, Burning Inside and Leash Law – played drums on Monte Pittman‘s Inverted Grasp Of Balance, wrote music for New York State’s “The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze” event, and co-wrote a heavy metal comedy Viking rock opera with guitarist Jason Suecof and Titmouse Animation, titled “Majestic Loincloth”. Suecof is of course one of the most in demand producers in contemporary metal. Then there’s legendary bassist Steve DiGiorgio, who made a name for himself in the ranks of Death, Testament, Vintersorg, Dragonlord and a myriad of other great metal bands; in recent years, he has laid down his inimitable style on records from Ephel Duath, Soen, Memorain and others. Which just leaves vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens, who for a time fronted Judas Priest, before lending his formidable pipes to Iced Earth and Yngwie Malmsteen‘s mighty compositions, touring relentlessly under his own name, and starting a new band (Project Rock).

When it was time to lay the songs down, Charred Walls Of The Damned convened at Suecof’s Audiohammer Studio, outside Orlando, FL. The nine resulting tracks are heavy, catchy, anthemic and downright killer music to wreck your neck to. See below for the official track-listing!

Creatures Watching Over the Dead track-listing
1. My Eyes
2. The Soulless
3. Afterlife
4. As I Catch My Breath
5. Lies
6. Reach into the Light
7. Tear Me Down
8. Living in the Shadow of Yesterday
9. Time Has Passed

Charred Walls Of The Damned line-up:
Richard Christy – Drums
Jason Suecof – Guitar, Producer
Tim “Ripper” Owens – Vocals
Steve Digiorgio – Bass

Charred Walls Of The Damned online:
http://www.richardchristy.com
https://www.facebook.com/charredwallsofthedamned
https://twitter.com/cwotd

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“Universal Death Squad” Drum Playthrough Video Available From Epica

Dutch symphonic metal act Epica released drum playthrough video featuring the beast Ariën van Weesenbeek performing the new single “Universal Death Squad.” The song is taken from forthcoming record “The Holographic Principle,” which drops on September 30th via Nuclear Blast.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Eidola
2. Edge Of The Blade
3. A Phantasmic Parade
4. Universal Death Squad
5. Divide And Conquer
6. Beyond The Matrix
7. Once Upon A Nightmare
8. The Cosmic Algorithm
9. Ascension – Dream State Armageddon
10. Dancing In A Hurricane
11. Tear Down Your Walls
12. The Holographic Principle – A Profound Understanding Of Reality

Check out the clip here:

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Charred Walls of the Damned reveals details for new album, ‘Creatures Watching Over The Dead’

– August 4th, 2016 –

Streams new track, “The Soulless”, online

Charred Walls Of The Damned – the brainchild of former Death/Iced Earth drummer Richard Christy – will release their third full-length, Creatures Watching Over The Dead, on September 23rd via Metal Blade Records. Today, the band has released the first single from the album, entitled “The Soulless”. This blistering track can be heard now at: metalblade.com/cwotd – where the record is also available for pre-order in various formats.

With five years having elapsed since the quartet dropped Cold Winds On Timeless Days, it’s understandable that fans have been yearning for more, but Charred Walls Of The Damned has not exactly been sitting around, kicking their heels. Christy – who has previously played with Iced Earth, Death, Control Denied, Burning Inside and Leash Law – played drums on Monte Pittman‘s Inverted Grasp Of Balance, wrote music for New York State’s “The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze” event, and co-wrote a heavy metal comedy Viking rock opera with guitarist Jason Suecof and Titmouse Animation, titled “Majestic Loincloth”. Suecof is of course one of the most in demand producers in contemporary metal. Then there’s legendary bassist Steve DiGiorgio, who made a name for himself in the ranks of Death, Testament, Vintersorg, Dragonlord and a myriad of other great metal bands; in recent years, he has laid down his inimitable style on records from Ephel Duath, Soen, Memorain and others. Which just leaves vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens, who for a time fronted Judas Priest, before lending his formidable pipes to Iced Earth and Yngwie Malmsteen‘s mighty compositions, touring relentlessly under his own name, and starting a new band (Project Rock).

When it was time to lay the songs down, Charred Walls Of The Damned convened at Suecof’s Audiohammer Studio, outside Orlando, FL. The nine resulting tracks are heavy, catchy, anthemic and downright killer music to wreck your neck to. See below for the official track-listing!

Creatures Watching Over the Dead track-listing
1. My Eyes
2. The Soulless
3. Afterlife
4. As I Catch My Breath
5. Lies
6. Reach into the Light
7. Tear Me Down
8. Living in the Shadow of Yesterday
9. Time Has Passed

Stay tuned for more news coming soon!

Charred Walls Of The Damned line-up:
Richard Christy – Drums
Jason Suecof – Guitar, Producer
Tim “Ripper” Owens – Vocals
Steve Digiorgio – Bass

Charred Walls Of The Damned online:
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https://www.facebook.com/charredwallsofthedamned
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New Song “Universal Death Squad” Available From Epica

Dutch symphonic metal act Epica released a lyric/music video for the new track “Universal Death Squad.” The song is the first new track releases from the forthcoming record “The Holographic Principle,” which drops on September 30th via Nuclear Blast.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Eidola
2. Edge Of The Blade
3. A Phantasmic Parade
4. Universal Death Squad
5. Divide And Conquer
6. Beyond The Matrix
7. Once Upon A Nightmare
8. The Cosmic Algorithm
9. Ascension – Dream State Armageddon
10. Dancing In A Hurricane
11. Tear Down Your Walls
12. The Holographic Principle – A Profound Understanding Of Reality

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Music Video For New Track “We All Died For Honor” Issued By Ravenia

Finnish symphonic/film score metal band Ravenia released a music video for the new track “We All Dies For Honor,” which can be viewed in the player below. The track is taken from the debut album “Beyond The Walls Of Death,” which will be released on April 29th in Europe and North America via Inner Wound Recordings.

“Beyond The Walls Of Death” was mixed by Nino Laurenne (Wintersun, Battle Beast, Ensiferum) at Sonic Pump Studios and mastered by Svante Forsbäck (Volbeat, Sonata Arctica, Apocalyptica) at Chartmakers.

The track listing for “Beyond The Walls Of Death” is:

1. For Those We Forsakened
2. Into Oblivion
3. We All Died For Honor
4. There Is But One Path
5. In Silence
6. When Darkness Reigns
7. The Fallen
8. We Stand As One

Check out “We All Died For Honor” here:

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Holy Dragons Announces New Album “Civilizator”

Kazakhstan’s ultimate metal band Holy Dragons returns with a FOURTEENTH album, two years after previous offering “Dragon Inferno.” If you missed it, a look back at the group’s illustrious history was also covered in our Sunday Old School series.

“Civilizator” can best be described as an overview of the band’s stylistic evolution during its 20-year history, showcasing the various dimensions of the band’s sound. This is pure classic old school heavy metal with the influence of the British and German schools of metal being clearly evident.

The new album “Civilizator” will be out this coming April 15th on CD and digital through Pitch Black Records. Pre-orders are online here and the track listing is as follows:

1. Civilizator
2. Singularity
3. Through the Walls of Lies
4. Bat Bomb
5. My Fear (Litany)
6. Secret Friend
7. No Oil – No War
8. The Long Earth
9. Blossoming Sakura
10. Hawker Hurricane
11. Emptiness (The Void)
12. Stop the War

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