OTEP’S ‘THE ART OF DISSENT’ Tour Starts in Bakersfield, CA this evening and concludes in Millcreek, UT on December 23
OTEP is one of the fiercest artists in metal and in just a few days, she will be unleashing her brand of dystopian metal onto the U.S. Kicking off in Bakersfield, CA this Friday, November 23, the ART OF DISSENT tour will run straight through December 23, bookending the holidays with unyielding mayhem. The full itinerary can be found below.
Tickets are available HERE.
The World Over, One Day Waiting, The Clay People, and Midnight Hellion will be supporting the band on various dates.
OTEP’s latest album, KULT 45, is out NOW via Napalm Records. It can be purchased HERE.
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Apocalyptic Rhymes, the forthcoming sophomore album from German Power Thrashers is now streaming in its entirety. Click on the link below to stream it!
Apocalyptic Rhymes will be released November 9 on Cruz Del Sur Music. Compact disc and vinyl LP pre-orders are available from the Cruz Del Sur Music Store.
On SEPTAGON‘s Apocalyptic Rhymes, thrash and power metal unite like never before in a socio-political firestorm that tests the mind and bangs the head! Featuring members of Atlantean Kodex, Lanfear and Them, SEPTAGON pushes subgenre boundaries with technical, yet catchy songs on Apocalyptic Rhymes that are rife with dashing melodies and stellar vocal interplay.
As if being in Lanfear and Them wasn’t enough for German guitarist Markus “Ulle” Ullrich, his power/thrash outfit SEPTAGON provides another canvas for him to color. Formed in 2013 with Atlantean Kodex vocalist Markus Becker, Septagon (who are completed by second guitarist Stef Binnig-Gollub, bassist Alexander Palma and drummer Jürgen “General” Schrank) was created to harness Ullrich’s desire to write fast and tight thrash with a vocalist who could carry the songs over the top. Becker, already known for his work in epic metallers and labelmates Atlantean Kodex, was the obvious choice. Born was their 2016 Deadhead Syndicate debut, an album quickly recognized for its knifing blend of Bay Area thrash and classic power metal bravado. Figuring they could better the debut, Septagon soon wrote and recorded ten songs that would become their sophomore album, the appropriately-titled Apocalyptic Rhymes.
Recorded across a variety of studios and produced by the band, Apocalyptic Rhymes is punctuated by a raw, but snappy production job. In turn, the album finds the band offering a variety of styles and flavors both musically and lyrically, from the punchiness of opener “Weight of the World” to the bass-driven “Home, Sweet Hell” up through the churning title track, where fiery guitar solos from Ullrich and Binning-Gollub and Becker’s vocal acrobatics take form. Even as the album ascends into the spiraling melodic heights found on “The Unfathomable Evil,” it goes on the attack on “P.O.T.U.S.A.,” a song inspired by Becker’s time in America and is critical of the current presidential regime that has divided the country. Apocalyptic Rhymes eventually crests on the closing “Sunset Blood,” a lush, epic construct that allows SEPTAGON to stretch out musically to include acoustic guitars, twin guitar harmonies and carefully-plotted vocal spots.
An album sure to stand out among the dime-a-dozen traditional thrash and power metal entries, Apocalyptic Rhymes is an unapologetic bold step for SEPTAGON, a band unafraid to not only push musical boundaries, but political and social ones as well.
SEPTAGON with two superb discs on the table are confirmed as one of the most original bands within the power thrash scene.
“Septagon deliver an addictive and head noddingly attractive album!” [8/10]
– Metal Gods TV
“A quality album that grows in strength!” [8/10]
“Technical Speed/Thrash with great hooks and melodies!”
“A worthy follow-up to ‘Deadhead Syndicate’!” [8.5/10]
“Excellent!” – Legacy (GER), 13/15, Tipp!
“We need more bands like this!” [9/10]
“As good as the debut!” [8/10]
– Deaf Forever
“This band stands out from its competitors!” [8/10]
– Rock Hard
“A firm monster between Power and Thrash Metal!” [8.5/10]
“Septagon with two superb discs are confirmed as one of the most original bands within the power thrash scene.”
“The Sacrament Of Sin”!
|POWERWOLF is THE most successful band in Germany and definitely one of the hottest acts in metal! Their #1 chart entries, gold records and numerous sold out headlining shows on their upcoming tour speak for themselves.
Their latest studio album The Sacrament Of Sin cannot be ignored! Today one of their catchiest songs is being released as a powerful music video as only POWERWOLF can!
Enjoy “The Sacrament Of Sin” HERE:
Meet POWERWOLF live on tour:
POWERWOLF On Their Very Special WOLFSNÄCHTE TOUR 2018:
25.01.2019 DE – Düsseldorf / Mitsubishi Electric Hall – Extra show!
Get your copy of The Sacrament Of Sin HERE!
Get the full dose of POWERWOLF with all of their latest music videos of The Sacrament Of Sin HERE:
Attila Dorn – Vocals
Matthew Greywolf – Guitar
Charles Greywolf – Guitar
Falk Maria Schlegel – Organ
Roel van Helden – Drums
Kicks off North American Tour This Saturday
Human Scum! It is now that time of year and your Lords and Masters GWAR will soon awaken from their Antarctic slumber to devastate North America once again. The “Gore, Core, Metal and More” tour will be co-headlined by GWAR, and the mighty Hatebreed! This rolling heavy metal nightmare kicks off October 7th, following an appearance from GWAR at the Rock Allegiance Festival in Camden, NJ on October 6th. A complete list of all dates can be found below.
Before the tour begins, GWARis pleased as a bowl of bloody punch to share with you the new video for their epic song ‘Viking Death Machine,’ taken from their latest opus, 2018’s “The Blood of Gods,” a masterpiece of obscenity chronicling the rise of humanity against their makers, and the massive battle between GWAR and the forces of all that is uptight and wrong with the world. The video was created by Makinita Silva, an Ecuadorian masked Luchador who is also an independent 2-D animator.
Watch the video HERE.
Of the video, Blothar has the following to say: “Humans, are you ready to ride the ‘Viking Death Machine‘? Our latest video is a faithful animated schlockumentary depicting my harrowing, blood-drenched defeat of the Load Warriors and the other denizens of Saturday morning raceway hijinx, including all of my fellow bandmates in GWAR. I am delighted to take my rightful place as the King of Cartoon Violence, and champion of the first annual Suck-It-Up-Butter Cup! Watch the video now! It’ll make you shit.”
GWAR & Hatebreed Co-Headline
10/6: Camden, NJ @ Rock Allegiance*
10/7: Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
10/9: Lawrence, KS @ Granda Theater
10/10: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
10/11: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
10/12: Boise, ID @ Revolution Concert House
10/13: Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival*
10/15: Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
10/16: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
10/18: Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco Theater
10/19: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
10/20: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
10/22: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
10/23: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
10/24: Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
10/25: Sauget, IL @ Pops
10/26: Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
10/27: St. Paul, MN @ Myth Live
10/28: Peoria, IL @ Monarch Music Hall
GWAR Headline Dates:
10/29: Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrews Hall
10/30: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
10/31: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
11/2: North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
11/3: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
11/4: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater
11/6: Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
11/7: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
11/8: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
11/9: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
11/10: Richmond, VA @ The National#
#With Municipal Waste, High on Fire and Toxic Holocaust
12/31: Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
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In between recording a scorching new studio album and a European tour opening for Saxon, NWoBHM legends RAVEN have announced a 27 date North American tour with Extinction AD and Mobile Deathcamp providing support. The tour begins on November 1st in Houston, TX and runs through December 1st in Jonesboro, GA. A complete list of dates can be found below
“We are firing on all cylinders right now in Europe and are looking forward to blasting out a revised headline set with a few surprises!” says frontman and bassist John Gallagher.
RAVEN W/ Extintction A.D. and Mobile Deathcamp
11/1: Houston, TX @ Concert Pub North
11/2: Ft. Worth, TX @ The Rail Club
11/3: El Paso, TX @ Joey’s Badcompany*
11/4: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
11/6: Fullerton, CA @ The Slidebar
11/7: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
11/8: San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
11/9: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Lounge
11/10: Seattle, WA @ Tony V’s
11/11: Vancouver, BC @ The Wise Hall
11/12: Spokane, WA @ The Pin
11/14: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Urban Lounge
11/15: Denver, CO @ Hermans Hideaway
11/16: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
11/17: Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews*
11/18: Sioux Falls, SD @ Bigs Bar
11/19: Minneapolis, MN @ Lee’s Liquor Lounge
11/20: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
11/21: Ft Atkinson, WI @ Hijynx
11/23: Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge
11/24: Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
11/25: Rochester, NY @ The Montage
11/26: Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland
11/27: Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
11/28: Frederick, MD @ Café 611
11/29: Chesapeaker VA @ The Riffhouse
12/1: Jonesboro, GA @ Furnace 41
*No Mobile Deathcamp
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The Canadian heavy metal heroes SKULL FIST are set to unleash their third album, “Way Of The Road” on October 26th, 2018t hrough NoiseArt Records.
Today, the band presents two brand new songs. The second digital single “No More Running” is out now. Pre-order the album digitally and receive “No More Running” and the first single “You Belong To Me” instantly or stream the songs.
“No More Running” is also available now as a lyric video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/SHDxKpZq6GE
As a special gift for all the fans, the band has released a second lyric video today.
Listen to the brand new song “Stay True” here: https://youtu.be/24NY5tr0jdM
The band states:
“Two mellower tracks from the new record. We feel like they sorta belong together and just couldn’t decide which to release so went with both of em. They’re pretty chilled out tracks. Don’t worry though, we didn’t go soft, just had some shit we wanted to get off our chests. There’s some real heavy stuff in the record as well.”
The video of the first single “You Belong To Me” can be seen here: https://youtu.be/AbGtTcRVupU
Check also out the first album trailer: https://youtu.be/qNiP2wn5lZU
Pre-order “Way Of The Road” HERE.
“Way Of The Road” tracklisting:
1. You Belong to Me
2. No More Running
3. I Am a Slave
4. Witch Hunt
5. Way of the Road
6. Heart of Rio
7. Better Late Than Never
8. Don’t Cross Me
9. Stay True
A strong moral compass in battle with even stronger drinks
When SKULL FISTset off their first riffs and deliver their third studio album full of authenticity, honesty and shady lyrics, it feels like drowning in a sea of confusing heavy metal morality. The quartet from Toronto, Canada are locked in a life long struggle with a twist on nostalgic heavy metal and a persistent desire for spiritual glory and personal peace. Relight the fire that was started with the debut record and take another step further with every note and word of the new nine song album “Way Of The Road“.
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US Metal legends VIRGIN STEELE will release with “Seven Devils Moonshine” a special 5 CD box set for their 35th anniversary.
Founder and mastermind David DeFeis explains the whole boxset:
“Cheers, Greetings & Salutations Dear Ever Faithful Eternal Metal Listeners and Friends of the Musical Realm & Written Word Domain! I am putting pen to paper today to inform you all about what we have been doing over the past year and what this Box-Set you are now holding in your hands is all about, its backstory…how we arrived here at this place, and perhaps a bit more about where we might be heading.
As some of you may know we have been re-issuing the VIRGIN STEELE Catalogue bit by bit over the past several years, and in doing so we have consistently been adding copious amounts of Bonus Material to accompany all these various re-issue offerings. The last two albums scheduled as part of the re-issue campaign we began, are the albums: THE BOOK OF BURNING & HYMNS TO VICTORY. When those two albums first appeared they were released simultaneously, therefore we thought why not once again issue them at the exact same time, but…this time let’s include a brand new album and create a kind of Box Set package. Well…once we began planning and recording for such an endeavor we very soon accumulated far more material than what could possibly fit on one disc…so…we thought OK fine…we’ll plan on releasing two new discs chock full of new material to go along with these last two re-issues…and…shortly after that decision was made, we managed to record even more new material, so now we have in addition to the two re-issues, (which by the way do contain one bonus track each), well Friends we now have actually three brand new discs of VS material included within this special Box Set release!
I wish to stress the fact that what we have done here with our Box Set is include 3 brand new albums, not bundle in merely a collection of old bonus tracks we had hanging around for ages and ages… These 3 new discs contain either brand new original songs written and recorded within just these past few months, or brand new re-written covers of songs that we enjoy and felt could be re-cast in the VS style, or…new recordings of classic VS material done either in a special orchestral type setting or stripped way down and re-imagined in vastly different form. Again at the risk of repetition…these aren’t tracks that have been sitting around in the vaults waiting…these are all newly recorded tracks completed specifically for this particular Box Set release. I don’t know if anyone has ever done this kind of thing before, but we felt that for us it was absolutely necessary to do this, and it makes perfect sense for where we are…at this moment.
OK Friends with glass in hand as is only proper as proprietor of the Vineyard, I shall be your guide to this Netherworld and I shall discuss and try to reveal a bit of something about the “Spirit” and “Flavor” of each of the 5 Discs contained within this Epic Box Set we call: SEVEN DEVILS MOONSHINE.”
SPV / Steamhammer is proud to release this boxset on November 23rd, 2018 incl 5 CDs (a total of 88 songs) where 3 CDs contain totally new songs and new versions. The package will also include a sticker and a 24 page booklet with new lyrics and photos by David DeFeis.
CD 1 “Ghost Harvest (The Spectral Vintage Sessions)” Vintage 1 – Black Wine For Mourning
1. SEVEN DEAD WITHIN
Clouds Of Oblivion Medley (Tracks 12 & 13)
12. LITTLE WING
13. THE GODS DON’T REMEMBER…
CD 2 “Ghost Harvest (The Spectral Vintage Sessions)” Vintage 2 – Red Wine For Warning
1. THE EVIL IN HER EYES (Piano & Vocal Version)
Summertime Darkness Suite (Tracks 4, 5, & 6)
4. SWEATING INTO DAWN
6. BLACK LEAVES SWIRL DOWN MY STREET
7. RIP OFF
The Gods Are Hungry Triptych (Tracks 8, 9, & 10)
8. THE GODS ARE HUNGRY POEM
9. THE POISONED WOUND
10. THE BIRTH OF BEAUTY
11. PROFESSION OF VIOLENCE…
12. ROCK STEADY
14. SLOW & EASY “INTRO”
15. JESUS JUST LEFT CHICAGO
Late Night Barroom Hoodoo Medley (Tracks 16, 17, 18, & 19)
16. SOUL KITCHEN
17.WHEN THE MUSIC’S OVER
18. CRAWLING KING SNAKE
19. WHEN THE MUSIC’S OVER “Reprise”
The Drained White Suite (Tracks 21, 22, & 23)
21. AFTER DARK
22. WAKE THE DEAD
23. THE GRAVEYARD DANCE
24. THE TRIPLE GODDESS
25.TWILIGHT OF THE GODS (Live Acoustic Rehearsal Version)
26. TRANSFIGURATION (Live Acoustic Rehearsal Version)
CD 3 “Gothic Voodoo Anthems”
1. I WILL COME FOR YOU (Orchestral Version)
8. RUMANIAN FOLK DANCE No. 3 “PE LOC”
9. DELIRIUM “Excerpt”
10. SNAKESKIN VOODOO MAN (Orchestral Version)
11. THE ENCHANTER
The Fire & Ice Medley (Tracks 12, 13 & 14)
12. BONE CHINA
13. NO QUARTER
14. BONE CHINA “Reprise”
Passion In The French Quarter Medley (Tracks 15 & 16)
15. CHLOE DANCER
16. GENTLE GROOVE
18. DEATH LETTER BLUES
CD 4 “Hymns To Victory”
1. FLAMES OF THY POWER (From Blood They Rise)
CD 5 “The Book Of Burning”
1. CONJURTION OF THE WATCHER
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Portuguese dark metal pioneers MOONSPELL start their North American tour alongside Amorphis, Dark Tranquility and Ominum Gatherum tonight in New York City at the sold out Gramercy Theater. The tour will run through October 14thin Clifton Park, NY. A complete list of dates can be found below.
Additionally, MOONSPELL has released a live video for the track “Extinct”, taken from their latest offering, Lisboa Under The Spell. Watch the video HERE.
Fernando Ribeiro on the video:
“Now that the DVD is out, I guess a lot of our fans already made up their minds about it and I guess rather were as surprised about its final epic form as we were surprised by the, no-bullshit, honest and very solid reactions to our new LIVE release, praise, great reviews, chart entries at all. As far as I am concerned LIVE releases don’t make the cut sometimes. That’s why the Lisboa Under the Spell you might or might not have already in your hands was so carefully thought out and packaged, reminding us of the very few LIVE releases that make us sit in the couch and watch or listen the hell out of. Records like Life After Death (Maiden), Earth Inferno (Fields of the Nephilim) and a few others. Those, with all due respect, were the ones who inspired us to do better. The addition of the album Extinct makes perfect sense to us, as this is the musical thread we are going to follow with the next opus and also because that was the last date of our very dear Road To Extinction tour that started off in 2015 and ended in our hometown, Lisbon on February 2017 e.v. We hope you enjoy this new clip from the title song “Extinct,” featuring the lovely and dangerous Portuguese actress Carolina Torres, brandishing the sword and watching her pack rocking out. Before the lights go out.”
Lisboa Under The Spell wasn’t just a usual concert. MOONSPELL played their first two full length studio albums Wolfheart and Irreligious plus their 2015 album Extinctall on one evening. As a plus, they were filmed during the whole day from the early morning until the middle of the night. All this was put together as a Rockumentary on this DVD set. It’s a must have for every MOONSPELLfan! Purchase your copy HERE.
Moonspell with Amorphis, Dark Tranquility, Ominum Gathrerum
9/7: New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
9/8: Montreal, QUE – Cafe Campus
9/9: Quebec City, QUE – Imperial de Quebec
9/10: Toronto, ONT – Opera House
9/11: Ft Wayne, IN – Pierre’s
9/12: Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
9/13: Joliet, Il – The Forge
9/14: Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
9/15: Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
9/17: Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
9/18: Calgary, AB – Dickens
9/19: Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
9/20: Seattle, WA – El Corazon
9/22: Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
9/23: Anaheim, CA – City National Grove
9/24: West Hollywood, CA – Whiskey a Go Go
9/25: San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
9/26: Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
9/27: Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
9/28: Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid joe’s
9/29: Denver, CO – Herman’s Hideaway
10/1: Dallas, TX – Trees
10/2: San Antonio, TX – Rock Box
10/3: Houston, TX – Scout Bar
10/5: Tampa, FL – Orpheum
10/6: West Palm Beach, FL – Kelsey Theater
10/7: Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
10/9: Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub and Billiards
10/10: Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
10/11: Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
10/12: Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
10/13: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
10/14: Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall