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16 hours ago

PROJECT TERROR Unveils ‘Conquistador’ Details

The release date of the new PROJECT TERROR album “Conquistador” on CD is August 22nd, 2014. The preorder phase will start on August 8th, 2014 in our webshop.

Like Ichabod Krane the Pure Steel Family got with PROJECT TERROR another brand new band in the program where the band members are no unknown. This Texan quintet was founded five years ago by Ex-Vicious Rumors and Shadowkeep singer Ronnie Stixx.

After several festival gigs and opening shows for Sabaton now the first studio album “Conquistador” is coming out with eight fresh and strong tracks. The music moves in the classic Heavy / Power Metal sector with references to Vicious Rumors(of course), Judas Priest, Saxon, Helloween and Co. A powerful double bass hits melodic, emotional and poignant vocals with high-pitched interludes and a strong songwriting with filigree lead guitar work. The 40-minute album offers exquisite first-class entertainment for lovers of “American Steel”!

From this newcomer you will be hearing a lot more …

TRACKLIST:
1. Breaking the Spell
2. Conquistador
3. Day of the Jackal
4. Killing Machine
5. Take to the Sky
6. Destiny’s Eyes
7. Blood Red Skies
8. United
Total Playing Time: 38:55 min

LINE-UP:
Ronnie Stixx – vocals
Ian Rendawn – guitars
Michael Canals – bass
Dave Gilbert – drums
Joseph Benjamin – guitars

guest musician:
Dave Harvy (Aska)

16 hours ago

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EARTH: Primitive And Deadly Preorders Made Available

Open-minded music fans the world over have long praised EARTH’s pioneering and visionary delivery of their slow-motion anthems from the Sub Pop albums of the early 1990s, to their more Americana-inclined direction of the early 2000s and beyond.

EARTH: Primitive And Deadly Preorders Made Available

Open-minded music fans the world over have long praised EARTH’s pioneering and visionary delivery of their slow-motion anthems from the Sub Pop albums of the early 1990s, to their more Americana-inclined direction of the early 2000s and beyond.

17 hours ago

KING OF ASGARD “Karg” Out Today on Metal Blade Records

Swedish Viking black metal-tinged act, KING OF ASGARD has released their new album “Karg" today via Metal Blade Records. The album has received high critical praise and a great reception.  If you haven’t yet, be sure to visit metalblade.com/kingofasgard to order your copy!

 

Last week the band debuted their video for the song “The Runes of Hel”.  The video can be viewed HERE.  The song entitled “Remant of the Past” can be streamed HERE

 

Karg"is the third album of KING OF ASGARD, following “Fi’mbulvintr”, which was released in 2010 and “…to North" in 2012.  "Karg"has again been recorded with Andy LaRocque at the infamous Sonic Train Studios. 

The band’s two previous, critically acclaimed albums are available worldwide on Metal Blade Records. Listen to the band on iTunes andSpotify to hear what Terrorizer Magazine called “intense blackened folk metal”.

 

"Karg" track listing:
1 The Runes of Hel
2 The Trickster
3 Highland Rebellion
4 Remnant of the Past
5 Omma
6 The Heritage Throne
7 Huldran
8 Rising
9 (bonus track) Total Destruction

KING OF ASGARD:    

Karl Beckman - Guitar, Vocals
Jonas Albrektsson - Bass
Lars G Tängmark - Guitar
Karsten Larsson - Drums

17 hours ago

OMMADON: UK Drone Duo To Release New Full-Length Via Domestic Genocide Records

UK drone/doom duo, OMMADON, is set to release their monolithic new album,V, next month.
Delivering two mammoth tracks of unadulterated sonic oppression, the appropriately titled fifth full-length, V — which clocks in at nearly ninety chest-caving minutes — was recorded completely live in a forest in the highlands of Scotland. Split across four sides of vinyl, the 180 gram double LP was mastered by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Eyehategod, High On Fire etc.) and worships at the altar of Teeth Of The Lions Rule The Divine, Sunn O))), early Earth, and all things decibel-challenging. The pair — David Tobin (guitars) and Ewan Mackenzie (drums, keyboards) — are adept at cultivating colossal stockades of noise, as their thick, crushing sound makes full use of impossibly weighty drones and riffs that feel almost infinite.

 

OMMADON, in cooperation with Terrorizer Magazine, is currently streaming “V1” in its planet rupturing entirety at THIS LOCATION.
V will be released in North America on August 5th via Domestic Genocide Records. Preorder your copy at THIS LOCATION. Additionally, V is available in the UK via Dry Cough Records HERE, and in the Netherlands via Burning World Records HERE.

17 hours ago

Rolling Stone Premieres New JOHN GARCIA Song “Her Bullets Energy” Featuring Robby Krieger of the Doors

JOHN GARCIA is set to release his solo album John Garcia on August 5th in North America on Napalm Records!  

 

Today the track “Her Bullets Energy” featuring Robby Krieger of The Door on guitar is receiving its exclusive premiere courtesy of Rolling Stone. Check it out along with an exclusive interview with GARCIA HERE.

With VISTA CHINO, GARCIA makes music very close to his KYUSS roots, but on his self-titled solo album he also ventures out with some experiments and convinces all along the line. This record is full of first-class, catchy rock numbers that commute equally between Classic Rock and concise Stoner elements.

 

Once you’ve made contact and started ingesting the tracks ‘My Mind’ or ‘5000 Miles’, you will see this album is spreading like an infection to the body and one is happy to be involved in the short and crisp ‘Saddleback’ or  ’Confusion’, which is strongly rooted in Blues. ‘Her Bullets Energy’ is the next ultra-bouncer on the record, with the legendary Robby Krieger (THE DOORS) on the guitar. JOHN GARCIA has delivered a multi-faceted and extremely intense solo album that will stir up more dust than a sandstorm in the California desert. Danko Jones, Tom Brayton, Mark Diamond and alsoGARCIA's old cohort of KYUSS Nick Oliveri show up as guest musicians to round out this solo masterpiece.

 

A preview clip of the entire album can be viewed at http://youtu.be/AIU_chEqMa8

 

'JOHN GARCIA' is available on CD, Vinyl and Digitally on Napalm Records on August 5, 2014

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OVERKILL Releases Video For ‘Bitter Pill’

OVERKILL Releases Video For ‘Bitter Pill’

Jersey Thrash legends OVERKILL have just put out the official music video for the track ‘Bitter Pill’ from their brand new album »White Devil Armory«. Check out the video in the YouTube clip below.

Commented vocalist Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth: “Hello world, metal world, thrash world! WDA has landed and you my friends are the fucking recipients of the carnage! So, stand up, assume the position, legs…

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INTERNAL BLEEDING: Iconic New York Death Metal Tyrants Prepare To Release Imperium

Iconic New York death metal tyrants, INTERNAL BLEEDING, will release their long-anticipated new full-length, Imperium, to the masses this Fall via Unique Leader Records. Produced by the band alongside Joe Cincotta at Full Force Studio (Suffocation, Dehumanized, Mortal Decay) in Ronkonkoma, New York and engineered by Cincotta and Derek Boyer, Imperium boasts the menacing artwork of Mircea Gabriel Eftemie (Carcass, Cryptopsy, The Haunted, Nevermore et al) and serves as the band’s most sonically debilitating and plainly brutal manifestation of their winding career.

 

Although Imperium is a new album, it is, in many ways, deeply rooted in the band’s past — a culmination of strong emotions that have been bubbling their way to the surface since 1992’s now-legendary Invocation Of Evil demo reared its maniacal head upon the underground circuit.

 

Elaborates the band in a thorough analysis of the record, “Ever since Invocation Of Evil was released, many in the music press and industry simply dismissed INTERNAL BLEEDING as another generic death metal band. We knew different, our fans knew different and the underground press certainly knew different. They understood that we offered something fresh and unique: death metal that focused on pit-friendly grooves, catchiness and hooks that you could actually remember. At the time, we called this approach to death metal ‘Total Fucking Slam.’ And though we garnered a great deal of underground acceptance, we had to fight a perpetual uphill battle against critics, naysayers and elitists who did nothing but talk a lot shit and run their mouths behind our backs or in print. We ignored them and kept plowing forward, but we never forget….

 

To add insult to injury, our first two albums suffered from horrendous productions which no doubt made it more challenging to get people to truly understand our music. And by the time our third and fourth albums were released, we had no label or tour support and limited resources to keep things going. By the early-to-mid 2000s, we were a broken and dispirited unit and eventually fell into inactivity and disarray.

 

Eventually our term - slam - had been picked up by hundreds of underground bands and a whole new genre of death metal was spawned. The seeds we had planted had finally come to bloom yet we were unable to enjoy even a modicum of recognition for it. It had been an extremely frustrating twenty years. We gave it our best, but in the end, we fell short of our goals.

 

These experiences, plus other personal setbacks and tragedies, are the impetus behind the album title Imperium. It means a dominion of absolute power. It’s a statement to those who’ve caused anyone to feel slighted, disrespected, tormented and generally abused. It’s a clarion call to the victims of these tormentors - the abused child, the bands that struggle and come up short, the outcast, the geek and the populations that have been crushed under the boot of totalitarianism - to rise up, join us and take a rightful place at the throne of power. With Imperium, the time has finally come to turn the tables on the tormentors and make them suffer.

 

The artwork is also deeply meaningful. We wanted to create an atmosphere that was dark and threatening and were really impressed by the work of Mircea Gabriel Eftemie. He nailed it almost immediately. At the center of the cover is a half-human/half-alien creature holding a withered skull. This creature represents the new master that has risen to power. It is half alien because as our fans know, we have carried on a tradition of using alien themes on our albums since day one. It also represents those who are outcast and treated as an alien to their own race. This alien is holding the skull of his past tormentor, which represents the change in power and the rise of the new Imperium. There are a lot of interesting things that go on in the background, which we’d rather leave open to interpretation. And then there’s the music…”

 

Imperium delivers seven tracks including a three-part trilogy featuring guest appearances by Suffocation’s Terrance Hobbs and Frank Mullen as well as former INTERNAL BLEEDING throat Frank Rini.

 

Imperium Track listing:

1. Fabricating Bliss

2. The Visitant

3. The Pageantry of Savagery

4. Patterns of Force:

Part I. The Discovery

Part II.Plague Agenda

Part III. Aftermath

5. Placate the Ancients

6. (In the) Absence of Soul

7. Castigo Corpus Meum

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KEITZER: The Last Defence Out Now on FDA Rekotz

The Last Defence, the newest album from German blast-beat lunatics KEITZER is out now on FDA Rekotz. This 14 track blitzkrieg of old-school death and skin-shredding grind is now available on digital and CD formats. Vinyl treatment for the album will come on August 15 courtesy of 7Degrees Records. Recorded, mixed and mastered at Soundlodge Studio by Jörg Uken with cover art by Florian Furtkamp, The Last Defence is the sound of KEITZER changing the temperature setting to ‘face-melt.’  

The official video for album track “This is the Only Solution” is now playing at:www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-KaDJ4Fvh4&feature=youtu.be

Ordering info can be found at www.fda-rekotz.com

1 day ago

HALCYON WAY Premieres Lyric Video at RevolverMag.com

Award Winning Atlanta, Georgia Progressive Metallers HALCYON WAYwill release their new album Conquer, on August 19th in North America via Nightmare Records, and on August 23rd in Europe/Rest Of World via Massacre Records.

Today RevolverMag.com the online home of Revolver Magazine is hosting an exclusive premiere of the HALCYON WAY's lyric video for the song “Home”.  Get a first view of the clip HERE.

 

A video for the song “Web of Lies” from the new album can be viewedHERE.

 

HALCYON WAY have announced two CD release parties, the first is scheduled for August 16, 2014 in Nashville, TN, and the second is set for August 23, 2014 in Atlanta, GA. 

 

Tickets for the events can be purchased at www.halcyonway.com/tickets

 

HALCYON WAY was founded in 2001 and released its successful debut album “A Manifesto For Domination” in 2008 (via Nightmare Records).  That was followed up by the critically acclaimed “Building The Towers” in 2010, and the sequel to that release, “IndoctriNation”, was released in 2011.

 

The band toured relentlessly over the last few years, going out with Fozzy in the UK, Delain for a full European tour, and North American tours with U.D.O., Saxon, and Fates Warning. 

 

HALCYON WAY's sound cannot be neatly slotted into any sub-category of metal; but it can be described as heavy, catchy, technical, and above all, focused on mature song craft.  The band draws influences & inspiration from many metal bands from Megadeth to Dream Theater, Testament or Chimaira.  The focus of the songwriting is on catchy hooks, vocal harmonies à la King's X or Stryper, and on heavy, technical, but ultimately accessible instrumentation.

 

Conquer Track Listing:

1. Conquer

2. Web Of Lies

3. Conceived In Torment

4. Home

5. World Comes Undone

6. Militant

7. Hatred Is My Cause

8. The Poisoned Apple

9. Save Your Tears

10. Every Second Counts (USA Bonus Track)

11. King Of Ruin

12. Eviscerate The Morning Sun

3 days ago

Album Review: Enoid - The New World Murder

Album Review: Enoid – The New World Murder

Enoid - The New World Murder

Enoid [Switzerland]
The New World Murder
2013
Full Length
BergStolz
Black Metal

Having already encountered Ormenos and his black metal mastery with the two Borgne releases, it is nice to hear something out of yet another solo black metal project of his - Enoid. Forming back in 1995 and going through numerous name changes, The New World Murderis the project’s fifth full length album, and having…

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