Tom Warrior’s Triumph Of Death To Perform Hellhammer Set At Hellfest 2019

Hellhammer existed for a mere two years, from May 1982 to May 1984. During this time, the band wrote material for three demos, one 12″ EP, and the legendary Death Metal compilation album, along with a number of unrecorded songs.

In light of Hellhammer’s now mythically iconic status in the global metal scene, it is almost inconceivable that most of this music has never been performed live.

Hellhammer’s successor group, Celtic Frost, formed by ex-Hellhammer members Tom Gabriel Warrior and Martin Eric Ain, initially played two of Hellhammer’s songs but soon abandoned this habit due to the band rapidly developing its own material. Tom Gabriel Warrior’s Triptykon, founded in 2008, have played one or the other rare Hellhammer song during special occasions. The vast body of Hellhammer’s work remains unperformed, however.

Until now.

The resurrection of the music of Hellhammer has been an idea Tom Gabriel Warrior and Martin Eric Ain have discussed for many years, sparked not least by their renewed collaboration in the reformed Celtic Frost in the 2000s and by the years of work on Warrior’s second book Only Death Is Real (2009), which details the history of Hellhammer and early Celtic Frost.

Tom Gabriel Warrior: “Hellhammer will never return and will never be reformed. It is absolutely impossible to reform a band so closely linked to a very specific and unique period in time. I never considered it, no matter how substantial the offers that were pitched to me over the years. But Hellhammer’s music exists, and it is an extremely important part of my life’s path. And I would like to play it onstage before my demise.”

The first step towards the realization of Triumph Of Death, named after Hellhammer’s most infamous song and intended to be a very respectful and authentic tribute to Hellhammer, were taken years ago. Triumph Of Death consists of some of Warrior’s closest friends; individuals who not only love this music but truly understand it. The line-up emulates Hellhammer’s final incarnation of April/May 1984, when the group had added an additional guitarist.

Triumph Of Death will commence playing Hellhammer’s music onstage in 2019. It is a project with an open end. Apart from wage considerations to perhaps release an occasional live EP, Triumph Of Death will not record any new music but is solely dedicated to performing both well-know and obscure Hellhammer songs. The project is based in Zurich, Switzerland.

Triumph of Death will perform live at the Hellfest Open Air Festival on June 21st, 2019.

Triumph Of Death:
Tom Gabriel Warrior (Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Triptykon) – voice/guitars
Mia Wallace (Niryth, The True Endless, Kirlian Camera) – bass
Michael Zech (Secrets Of The Moon, Odem Arcarum) – guitar/vocals
Alessandro Commerio (Forgotten Tomb, Hiems) – drums

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Amon Amarth Premiere New Live Video Performing “Raise Your Horns” From Upcoming New DVD

A new official live clip of Amon Amarth performing “Raise Your Horns” has been premiered from their forthcoming documentary and live release, “The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm“. A November 16th release date has been scheduled for that effort.

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Stormcast Releases Sophomore Album “The Ghost Eater”

Cypriot melodic black metal band Stormcast has today released their sophomore full length album, “The Ghost Eater.” The record has been made available to buy through their official Bandcamp page. This is their first album in four years, following their debut, “Of Flesh And Stone,” which was released in 2014 through Pitch Black Records. The band has also posted a music video online for the song, “Lushai Hills” which can be seen below, along with a lyric video for “Resonance.”

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Amon Amarth Share Second Trailer For “The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm”

A second trailer has premiered online for Amon Amarth‘s impending documentary “The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm“, which is due out on November 16th. In addition to a documentary, the release will feature live footage of the band’s performance at the 2017 edition of the annual ‘Summer Breeze‘ festival.

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Psychostick Announces “The Socks, Sandals & PJ Pants Tour” North American Tour Dates

The kings of comedy rock Psychostick are hitting the road this coming October and November for “The Socks, Sandals & PJ Pants Tour” with Downtown Brown and Danimal Cannon (dates listed below) in support of their new album “DO”.

This latest full length from Psychostick was a surprise album that the laugh masters revealed to the world this past July during a live fan engagement webcast on Twitch (watch the video here). The album was four years in the making to follow Psychostick’s extremely fan loved “IV: Revenge of The Vengeance” and continues the band’s genius of blending comedy, metal, heavy rock and the occasional spoof cover.

“DO” debut #1 on Billboard’s Comedy Albums chart along with ranking at #14 for Hard Rock Album, #39 for Rock Album, #39 for Independent Albums and #9 for Heatseekers Albums for the week of August 11th.

The band comments:

“Whelp, here it is! “Do.” This whole “surprise, nerd! New album!” experiment was extremely fun, and we’re beyond appreciative of your patience and understanding. We agree with you – four years is way too long. We hope to fix that despite what Murph says!

“Do” is our first 100% independent, label-free release since 2003! Our production process is still completely internal, but this time all profits go straight to Psychostick. This is extremely huge for us and we can’t thank you enough.

2018 marked the fifteenth anniversary of our first album, and we’re beyond excited that we’re still kickin’, making globs upon globs of comedy metal. We aim to do this until they kick us out of the old folks’ home or off of Mars. That’s right. We’re goin’ to Mars, damnit.”

The tour dates are as follows:

Oct 24 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar *
Oct 25 – Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge *
Oct 26 – Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
Oct 27 – Denver, CO – The Roxy Theater
Oct 28 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
Oct 30 – Boise, ID – The Shredder
Oct 31 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Nov 1 – Portland, OR – Paris Theatre
Nov 2 – Placerville, CA – PJ’s Roadhouse #
Nov 3 – Cupertino, CA – The X Bar #
Nov 4 – Fullerton, CA – The Slide Bar #
Nov 6 – Fresno, CA – Full Circle Brewery #
Nov 7 – San Diego – Brick By Brick #
Nov 8 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red #
Nov 12 – Merriam, KS – Aftershock *#

*Does not include Downtown Brown
# Does not include Danimal Cannon

Earlier this year, Psychostick sat down with Metal Underground to discuss their new album, as well as other projects and facts about the band. You can check it out below.

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Denied Premiere New Official Video For “Freedom Of Speech”

Swedish metal band Denied have released an official video for the title track from this years album, Freedom Of Speech. The track also features female backing vocals contributed by special guest Madde Svärd.

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Psychostick Surprise Fans With Whole New Album “DO”

The kings of comedy metal and rock PSYCHOSTICK have a new album out now called “DO” and it only took four years to follow their extremely fan loved “IV: Revenge of The Vengeance”. And it wasn’t because they were lazy… NO! But because these geniuses of blending comedy, metal, heavy rock and the occasional spoof cover have been super busy releasing viral videos and touring the world.

Check out their new music video for “Do” below:

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Al-Namrood Premiere New Song “Asdaa Al Dmar” From Upcoming New Album “Ten Years of Resistance”

Anti-religious Saudi Arabian black metal band Al-Namrood premiere a new song entitled “Asdaa Al Dmar”, taken from their upcoming new album “Ten Years of Resistance”, which will be out in stores July 20 via Shaytan Productions.

Check out now “Asdaa Al Dmar” below.

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BornBroken Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “The Years of Harsh Truths And Little Lies…”

Canadian metal unit BornBroken premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new album “The Years of Harsh Truths And Little Lies…”, which will be out in stores May 18.

Check out now “The Years of Harsh Truths And Little Lies…” in its entirety below.

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Ozzy Osbourne On His Final World Tour: “I’m Not Retiring”

Ozzy Osbourne says he will still continue to play one-off dates in the years to come. Comments Ozzy of that:

“I’m not retiring. It’s ‘No More Tours,’ so I’m just not doing world tours anymore. I’m still going to be doing gigs, but I’m not going on tour for six months at a time anymore. I’d like to spend some time at home.”

He continues:

“I’ve experienced fantastic things; it’s been an incredible journey. I just need to slow it down a little. I enjoy being a grandfather, I don’t want to go through another generation of Osbournes without seeing them grow up.”

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