Former Ozzy Osbourne and Gillan Guitarist Bernie Torme Rushed To Hospital With Pneumonia

Veteran guitarist Bernie Torme has been rushed to hospital and placed in intensive care after being struck with pneumonia, his family has revealed. A statement from his estate reads as follows:

“Bernie Torme, the world-renowned guitarist, with stints with Ozzy Osbourne, Gillan and Desperado (featuring Dee Snider) was rushed into hospital earlier this week suffering from virulent pneumonia in both lungs.

“He is currently receiving the best possible treatment and is fighting back but remains in intensive care.

“We’ll keep you posted on any change in the situation but for now your thoughts and best wishes are much appreciated.”

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Týr launches video for new single, “Sunset Shore”

– February 6th, 2019 –

On March 8th, the Faroe Islands’ Týr will release their eighth full-length, Hel, via Metal Blade Records. Hel is a collection of ruthlessly melodic and irresistibly compelling progressive folk metal that will immediately resonate with any who have followed the band at any point over the two decades of their storied career. For a preview of the album, a video for the new single, “Sunset Shore” (directed by mihasznafilm.com), can be viewed at: metalblade.com/tyr

Týr vocalist / guitarist Heri Joensen comments: “In early January, immediately after spending our holidays in the Faroes, Gunnar and I traveled to Hungary to our bandmates, Tadeusz and Attila, in Budapest. Finally it was time to shoot another video, our first since 2014, and we’re very happy to present this one to you!

The Hungarian film production crew, Mihaszna Film, arranged the trips, starting from Budapest and going first to the Julian alps in Slovenia. In the fields and rivers of the snowy mountains we had some amazing scenery for ‘overworld’ part of the video. A few days later we traveled on to the caves of Szent-István in northern Hungary, and deep underground we found some dark and gloomy caves to be the perfect backdrop for the underworld part of this video.

Terji wrote ‘Sunset Shore’, for our upcoming album, ‘Hel’ – to be relased on March 8th, and he plays the solo on the album version, but not in this video. We decided it was the perfect opportunity to introduce you all to the amazing talent of Attila Vörös, who recorded his own version of the solo a few days before the video shooting. The lyrics, written by me, are about how the mind can sometimes be a windswept and weatherworn landscape, and how the only thing to do, in spite of hopelessness and despair, is to aim for a better place and to work towards better times.

We hope you enjoy the result!

The previous single, “Fire and Flame”, can also be heard at: metalblade.com/tyr – where Hel can be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–digipak-CD
–box set (digipak CD, drinking horn, leather belt clip, poster, autographed photo card – limited to 1000 copies)
–steel-blue / gray marbled vinyl (US retail exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–clear mushroom brown marbled vinyl (US webstore exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–blue / white / black / red splatter vinyl (US webstore exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–turquoise blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–clear / blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–bordeaux red /black marbled vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–olive marbled vinyl (Nuclear Blast exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–white / blue marbled vinyl (Tutl exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

Known for their prolific nature – dropping their first five full-lengths in the space of just seven years – the six-year gap between Valkyrja (2013) and Hel is by far the longest between any two of their records. During that period the band toured hard, taking the album around the world, including a support run with Children Of Bodom in North America and an appearance on the 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise. However, other factors played into this extended break between releases. “We approached this one differently because I learned that if I continue doing albums in the way we had up to now, I would die from a heart attack before I’m 50!” says guitarist/vocalist Heri Joensen. “That’s one of the reasons we changed our method and took such a long time on this one.” That this tactic has been beneficial is borne out in the finished product, which is perhaps more immersive than those that came before. “Musically it leans a bit towards our album, ‘Ragnarok‘ (2005),” states Thomsen. “It’s a bit more epic and also much better worked through than any of our previous albums.” It also marks the recording debut of drummer Tadeusz Rieckmann, who has manned the drum throne for Týr‘s live shows since 2016.

Hel track-listing:
1. Gates of Hel
2. All Heroes Fall
3. Ragnars Kvæði
4. Garmr
5. Sunset Shore
6. Downhill Drunk
7. Empire of the North
8. Far from the Worries of the World
9. King of Time
10. Fire and Flame
11. Against the Gods
12. Songs of War
13. Alvur Kongur

Týr online:
http://www.tyr.fo
https://www.facebook.com/tyrband

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Aenimus Discuss New Album “Dreamcatcher” Themes

With an arsenal of technical skills ready to unleash upon the world, Bay Area natives Aenimus are set to release their forthcoming sophomore album, “Dreamcatcher,” on February 22nd via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, guitarists Sean Swafford and Jordan Rush discuss the horror themes behind Dreamcatcher. Watch the trailer below.

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Forever Still Reveals New Album “Breathe In Colours” Details; Posts New Video “Rewind” Online

Megacorporations owning our governments, the world on the verge of ecological collapse – is this 2019? When Philip K. Dick wrote what would later become Blade Runner set in 2019, no one would have believed that the dystopian cyberpunk future he imagined would be so similar to the world we live in today…

This realisation is what sparked the idea for the new album from Forever Still – “Breathe In Colours,” which will be released via Nuclear Blast on March 29th.

With their sophomore full-length album, the band has evolved their songwriting skills even further and didn’t want to produce a plain copy of its predecessor “Tied Down,” released in 2016. Instead, the new album drifts both into more epic moments like on the captivating opener ‘Rewind’ or ‘Embrace The Tide’, while frontwoman Maja Shining also delivers her heaviest screams to date on the groovy ‘Survive’ or their emotional declaration of war, ‘Fight!’. And for the first time, the songwriter duo of singer Maja and multi-instrumentalist Mikkel Haastrup has decided to make the album a more collaborative effort and therefore brought their long time live drummer, Rune Frisch, into the studio with them to record the drums – a big step for the two young musicians who handled everything on their own on the previous record, from music videos to band photos, the album production and even concert booking.

Maja’s lyrics are still as personal as they used to be, however for “Breathe In Colours,” the band decided to work with a futuristic and dystopian theme, as she explains: “Instead of looking in, we turned our focus to the world and saw it in a state of change. It somehow reminded us of the dystopian cyberpunk future, we’d seen in books and movies when we were kids, where megacorporations own our governments, the world is on the verge of ecological collapse and humanity is fleeing into cyberspace building walls around themselves and closing their eyes to the horrors of the real world. This, and the fact that two of the most influential cyberpunk works of all time, Blade Runner and Akira, are set in 2019, is what gave us the initial idea for the album and its more electronic and raw sound.”

On their social media, Forever Still have already revealed some initial info on the new album hidden in binary code language, and the explanation behind the cover artwork of “Breathe In Colours” – still designed by Maja herself – is just as fascinating:

“At first glance the cover art appears quite dark and gloomy, but in reality it’s bursting with colour. Just like the real world – sometimes we just have to look really closely to actually see it. The many numbers behind me represent all the colours in the world in binary code – more commonly known as ‘computer language’ and is at the same time a reference to the world becoming so digital and people escaping into their computers to find colours instead of living in the real world and finding them there.”

Today, the Danish modern rock outfit unveils its first music video off the new album. You can check out the clip for “Rewind” below.

The “Breathe In Colours” tracklisting reads as follows:
1. Rewind
2. Fight!
3. Breathe In Colours
4. Is It Gone?
5. Survive
6. Do Your Worst
7. Pieces
8. Rising Over You
9. Say Your Goodbyes
10. Embrace The Tide
Bonus:
11. Is It Gone? (Acoustic Version)
12. Perfect Day

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Týr reveals details for new album, ‘Hel’

– January 10th, 2019 –

Launches first single, “Fire and Flame”

On March 8th, the Faroe Islands’ Týr will release their eighth full-length, Hel, via Metal Blade Records. Hel is a collection of ruthlessly melodic and irresistibly compelling progressive folk metal that will immediately resonate with any who have followed the band at any point over the two decades of their storied career. For a preview of the album, the first single, “Fire and Flame”, can be heard at: metalblade.com/tyr – where Hel can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–digipak-CD
–box set (digipak CD, drinking horn, leather belt clip, poster, autographed photo card – limited to 1000 copies)
–steel-blue / gray marbled vinyl (US retail exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–clear mushroom brown marbled vinyl (US webstore exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–blue / white / black / red splatter vinyl (US webstore exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
–turquoise blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–clear / blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–bordeaux red /black marbled vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–olive marbled vinyl (Nuclear Blast exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–white / blue marbled vinyl (Tutl exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

Known for their prolific nature – dropping their first five full-lengths in the space of just seven years – the six-year gap between Valkyrja (2013) and Hel is by far the longest between any two of their records. During that period the band toured hard, taking the album around the world, including a support run with Children Of Bodom in North America and an appearance on the 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise. However, other factors played into this extended break between releases. “We approached this one differently because I learned that if I continue doing albums in the way we had up to now, I would die from a heart attack before I’m 50!” says guitarist/vocalist Heri Joensen. “That’s one of the reasons we changed our method and took such a long time on this one.” That this tactic – which also includes more songwriting contributions from bassist/vocalist Gunnar Thomsen and guitarist Terji Skibenæs than on previous releases – has been beneficial is borne out in the finished product, which is perhaps more immersive than those that came before. “Musically it leans a bit towards our album, ‘Ragnarok‘ (2005),” states Thomsen. “It’s a bit more epic and also much better worked through than any of our previous albums.” It also marks the recording debut of drummer Tadeusz Rieckmann, who has manned the drum throne for Týr‘s live shows since 2016.

Hel track-listing:
1. Gates of Hel
2. All Heroes Fall
3. Ragnars Kvæði
4. Garmr
5. Sunset Shore
6. Downhill Drunk
7. Empire of the North
8. Far from the Worries of the World
9. King of Time
10. Fire and Flame
11. Against the Gods
12. Songs of War
13. Alvur Kongur

Týr online:
http://www.tyr.fo
https://www.facebook.com/tyrband

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Trivium, Born Of Osiris, Rings Of Saturn, Etc. Show Of Their Chops ‘The Biggest Shred Collab Song In The World II’

Guitarists of Trivium, Born Of Osiris, Rings Of Saturn, Betraying The Martyrs and more showed off their skills in a second edition of ‘the biggest shred collab song in the world’. The collab also features the likes of Angel Vivaldi, Jason Richardson (ex-Chelsea Grin/Born Of Osiris) and many more.

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Dirty Machine Premiere New Music Video “Against The World”

A new music video for Dirty Machine‘s song “Against The World” has premiered online streaming via YouTube below. The clip was helmed by Ron Underwood (9Electric).

Comments the group’s vocalist David “Dirty Davo” Leach:

“‘Against The World‘ is an anthem for any athlete, artist or individual being held back from their dreams. Nowadays it’s so easy to walk away from your goals and aspirations, in fear of financial ruin or just simply not making it. When in reality, the people who are holding you back are right in front of your face.”

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Dim Lords Premiere Full-Album Stream Of Brand New Album “Last World, Dead Universe”

Dim Lords premiere the full-album stream of the band’s brand new album “Last World, Dead Universe”, which was released October 22nd via Bandcamp.

Check out now “Last World, Dead Universe” in its entirety below.

Last World, Dead Universe by Dim Lords

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Opeth Premiere New Live Video For “Ghost Of Perdition” From New DVD/Blu-Ray/Vinyl “Garden of the Titans: Live at Red Rocks Amphitheater”

Swedish progressive metal legends OPETH release Garden of the Titans: Live at Red Rocks Amphitheater today via Moderbolaget Records / Nuclear Blast. This historic show in the band’s career was captured for the DVD, Blu-Ray and vinyl formats during their set on 11th May 2017 at the world renowned Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, CO. To celebrate the release, the band has unveiled the stunning live video for ‘Ghost Of Perdition’, which can been seen

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Striker Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “Play To Win”

Edmonton’s STRIKER will be releasing their sixth studio album “Play To Win” this Friday, October 26th via their independent label Record Breaking Records. Before the album officially hits speakers across the world, the band premiere its pre-release full-album stream.

Listen to “Play To Win” in full below.

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