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INTERMENT To Release Scent Of The Buried In April

Swedish chainsaw-cadavers Interment once again unravel the hellish mausoleum with the group's latest scorcher Scent Of The Buried. The band's sophomore album will be released April 1st on Dark Descent Records.

Six years and a few line-up changes later, Interment came back more savage than ever at the peak of the current Swedish death metal scene, with hints of the band showing maturity and dynamism but without ever losing their integrity as a no-holds-barred primal beast. 

Recorded and mixed by the legendary Tomas Skogsberg at Sunlight Studio, Stockholm (Nihilist, Entombed, Dismember, Grave, Desultory) and mastering duties handled by Demonical frontman Sverker 'Widda' Widgren at Wing Studios (Diabolical, Demonical, Centinex, Nidsang, Setherial). Featuring the extremely frightful artwork of Juanjo Castellano (Portrait, Revel In Flesh, Avulsed).

Tracklisting:

“Death And Decay”
“Sinister Incantation”
“Chalice Of Death”
“Repugnant Funeral”
“Scent Of The Buried”
“Rise Of The Dead”
“Unholy Upheaval”
“Dawn Of Blasphemy”
“Skullcrushing Carnage”
“Nailed To The Grave”



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OBSCENITY – Retaliation Artwork, Tracklisting Revealed

German death metal veterans Obscenity have unveiled the cover artwork and tracklisting of their 9th full-length album, Retaliation, scheduled for a late spring release via Kolony Records. The cover was painted by renewed artist Paolo Girardi (Inquisition, Manilla Road).

Tracklisting:

“Claustrophobic Hell”
“Embracing The Plague”
“Whore Of Secret”
“Abandon All Hope”
“Ghastly Presence Haunting”
“The Day Of Wrath”
“Deracination”
“Innate Depravity”
“Soul Eater”
“Ominous Determination”

Obscenity was formed as a five-piece in 1989 with the intention of playing brutal death metal, and the band's debut album, Suffocated Truth, was released in 1992. It was only in 1996, with the release of the band's third album, The 3rd Chapter, that Obscenity developed their current well known style, offering direct bludgeoning death metal riffs, with a Floridian approach to their aural carnage.

The band has taken part in several European metal festivals during the years, such as Fuck The Commerce Festival, No Mercy Festival, With Full Force Open Air and Wacken Open Air, to name a few, and supported Six Feet Under on their summer tour in 2003.

After splitting up in 2009, the band was reformed with a new lineup by guitarist Hendrik Bruns the following year, and came out with their its eighth full-length, Atrophied In Anguish, in 2012. A few years later, Tobias Müller joined the band as the new vocalist and ten new tracks were composed for Retaliation.

Obscenity lineup:

Tobias Müller - vocals
Hendrik Bruns - guitars
Christoph Weerts - guitars
Jörg Pirch - bass
Sascha Knust - drums



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Norway’s MISTUR Streaming “Downfall” Track From Upcoming In Memoriam Album; Audio

With just over a week to go before they hit the stage at Blastfest, Norwegian Viking metallers Mistur have debuted a track from their upcoming sophomore album, which will be released via Dark Essence Records this year.

The track, "Downfall”, is streaming below:

Downfall by Mistur

No other details of the album, which will be titled In Memoriam, are available yet, but, as Dark Essence explained: “Mistur will shortly be appearing at two big Norwegian festivals - Blastfest and Inferno, and everyone thought it would be the perfect time to give fans a little sneak preview of what they can expect from the new album.”

Aside from their appearance at Blastfest in Bergen on February 17th, Mistur will join Dark Essence Records labelmates The 3rd Attempt, Lucifer’s Child and Orkan for the label night at Inferno Festival in Oslo on March 23rd.

 



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ALIASES To Relesae Derangeable Album In April Via Basick Records

The dawn of a new era of progressive tech-metal from UK shores is about to explode worldwide. Aliases return with their sophomore album, Derangeable, 11 tracks of colossal tech riffery and soaring vocals that paint the listener a ferociously beautiful and rewardingly complex soundscape over the course of 47 minutes. Poised with the determination, intelligence and non-conformist style to drag the modern metal genre forward, Aliases will release Derangeable via Basick Records on April 15th.

Guitarist Leah Woodward recently showcased some of the new album material at NAMM in California on the Strandberg Guitarworks stand. Watch the video footage here.

Discussing moving their sound on to the next level, guitarist Leah Woodward explains: “We'd like to give a huge shout out to our incredible and patient fans, a thank you to everyone who has pledged to make Derangeable more than just a dream. It’s never easy to explain how you feel about finally unleashing a new album upon the world. Having worked with the best people imaginable to create something we're so proud to showcase, there aren’t many words capable of doing it justice. To anyone about to listen to these new tracks, I hope you brought spare pants. Aliases will not be held responsible for any adverse consequences pre or post listening. We can only hope you love these new tracks as much as we do. If you do then we’re your new favourite band. We love you too!”

Derangeable tracklisting:

“Find Where You Hide”
“Everything Is Upon Us”
“Back To The Start”
“Smile All You Like”
“Deep Sea Avenue”
“Uncontrollable Desires”
“Callous”
“Face For Lust”
“Seen It All”
“Untangled Mind”
“Above The Sky”



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WRATHAGE Premier “Distortion” Music Video

Oulu, Finland-based extreme metallers, Wrathage, have released a music video for “Distortion”, a track from their 2015 release Discipline (Maa Productions). The new clip can be found below.

 

 

Tracklisting:

“Dark Matter”
“Born Girt For War”
“Of The Great Chief”
“Walking To Death”
“Unslaved”
“Distortion”
“Reptilian”
“Sadicum”
“The Crawlspace”



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CANNIBAL CORPSE, ARMORED SAINT, ENSIFERUM And More - Hellfest 2015 Multi-Cam Live Video Streaming

Last June, the premier, annual metal festival in France , Hellfest, boasted three day's worth of shows from some of the best acts in the scene. For the first time, Metal Blade TV was present at the fest, ready to capture live performances from the label's artists, as well as exclusive interviews with host Don Jamieson.

Watch the video below from Hellfest 2015, featuring multi-camera footage of Cannibal Corpse, Armored Saint, Ensiferum, and Twitching Tongues.

For the 2016 installment of Hellfest, Metal Blade artists Amon Amarth, King Diamond, Sacred Reich, Primordial, Cattle Decapitation, Entrails, and DragonForce are set to appear over the course of June 17th - 19th in Clisson, France. Stay tuned for live footage and interviews with these bands coming soon.

 



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WWE Wrestler Triple H On LEMMY - "His Voice Was Just So Different"

Pro wrestling legend and current World Heavyweight Champion Triple Hhas spoken to Merlin Alderslade of Metal Hammer aboutthe recent passing of Ian 'Lemmy' Kilmister from Motörhead; an excerpt follows.

What was it like speaking at Lemmy's funeral? You were standing up in front of some of your own rock and metal heroes.

"When they asked me to do it, I asked them, 'Are you asking me because you want me to do this, or are you asking me because you think I want to do this? Because if it's because you think, 'Oh, H would probably want to speak,' then I won't do it'. They said it was because they wanted me to do it, and so yeah, I was sat with Gene Simmons in the front row, and Ozzy's just behind me, and then I'm up there in front of the Metallica guys and Dave Grohl and Dee Snider from Twisted Sister. These people are peers and friends of his, so I was definitely out of my comfort zone. I was honoured to be amongst those people, and I made a point of saying that at the start."

Have you always been a big Motörhead fan?

I got into them as a kid. I was really into the more metal, or heavy rock, side of things, especially the British bands. It was when the Iron Maidens were coming through, a really great time for music, but I remember I heard Motörhead, and it was just totally different to anything I'd ever heard before. It was so heavy, so raw and powerful, and Lemmy's voice was just so different to everything else out there. Metal at that time, there was a lot of high-pitched vocals, but Lemmy's was this low, guttural rumble. It was just totally different, and I was blown away by it."

To read the interview in its entirety, click here. View Triple H's speech at Lemmy's funeral (January 9th) below.







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METALLICA Is 'Slogging Away' On New Album, Says KIRK HAMMETT

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett spoke to Rolling Stone about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's long-awaited follow-up to 2008's "Death Magnetic". He said that the group is "moving at a pace that allows us to live our lives and not have our lifestyles change too much." He added that METALLICA has come up with ideas for "a bunch of songs, more than enough songs" but none are finished. "We're slogging away," he said. "But, you know, it's metal. It's heavy."

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich told Rolling Stone last year that the band has written close to 20 new songs for its long-awaited tenth studio album, although he declined to offer a possible release date for the new CD. Ulrich said: "In our world, there's been a distinct difference between the creative phase and the recording phase. With this project, we're trying to bridge the two a little more organically and not have there be such a great divide between the processes. We want to see if we can bring some of the creative curiosity, the impulsive stuff that happens when you're first playing a song into the studio."

Ulrich added that the band doesn't want to record in a way that feels "labored over and overthought."

Bassist Robert Trujillo told The Pulse Of Radio that there's always a surplus of new song ideas coming out of guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield. "James usually comes up with a lot of stuff," he said. "He's the kind of guy where he plugs in his guitar, turns a volume knob or a, you know, a tone knob, and he comes up with, you know, the greatest riff that you can imagine. So in that case, there's no shortage of riffs and ideas."

Aside from touring, METALLICA has spent much of the eight years since the release of "Death Magnetic" on several other projects, including launching a music festival, collaborating on an album with the late Lou Reed and making a feature film.

Ulrich told The Pulse Of Radio not long ago that spending all its time making an album is no longer a priority for METALLICA. "If we had to sit there and, 'Okay, boys, now you write for the rest of the year and then you spend the next year after that recording' I would pull what seven hairs I have left, I'd pull those out and rather just stab myself in the eye with nails or whatever," he said. "I just, I couldn't do it. I mean, we love the position that we're in to be able to come and go between all these different projects. That's what keeps us alive."

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MIKE PORTNOY 'Would Surely Welcome' Opportunity To Play With DREAM THEATER Again

In a brand new interview with GigsAndFestivals.com, ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy was asked if the recent passing of British art-rock icon David Bowie has made him think that perhaps he would like to one day play with his former bandmates again.

"Look, I'm a very sentimental guy, I'm a very nostalgic guy," he responded. "I was the guy in DREAM THEATER that opened up the door to [former keyboard player] Derek Sherinian and [original vocalist] Charlie Dominici to come back and join us on stage [at a concert in Los Angeles in 2004]. I also extended that invite to [keyboardist] Kevin Moore, so I've always been that type of person. I look at my past with a fond memory, and I probably shouldn't even say this I'm not trying to publicly state this but around Christmas time I sent all the guys in DREAM THEATER a nice e-mail, just reaching out to say how much I love and miss them, because that's just the way I am."

He continued: "Jordan [Rudess, keyboards] and John Petrucci [guitar], we've stayed in touch, so in answer to your question, I've never closed the door on doing something with them. It's not like I'm waiting for it; it's not like I'm planning it, it's not like it's in my career plan, but certainly if the invitation, or if the opportunity arose, I would surely welcome it. It's just because, you know, I don't hold grudges, and I like to have an open heart and always cherish the people in my life and in my past. That was twenty-five years of my life."

Portnoy, who co-founded DREAM THEATER more than thirty years ago, abruptly quit the band in September 2010 while on tour with AVENGED SEVENFOLD. He has since been replaced by Mike Mangini (ANNIHILATOR, EXTREME, JAMES LABRIE, STEVE VAI). Portnoy later revealed that he tried to rejoin DREAM THEATER, only to be rebuffed.

Asked in a 2015 interview with Loudwire if it's true that he quit DREAM THEATER due to the fact that he wanted a five-year break from the band but the other guys in the group disagreed, Portnoy said: "Well, I mean, obviously, the fact that I left the band is a fact. But the five-year break thing is fiction. That's a What is it called? Not a rumor a myth urban legend. The five-year thing is an urban legend. I never said five years. I just wanted to have a hiatus. Just 'cause we had been going 25 years boom! boom! boom! with no break. Write-record-tour, write-record-tour, and it was burning me out. It didn't mean I wanted to stop making music. One of the biggest misconceptions was, after I left DREAM THEATER, I went off and did, like, five different bands and side projects. Everyone was, like, 'We thought you wanted a break.' And it was, like, well, I didn't want a break from making music; I just needed a break from the DREAM THEATER camp. It was 25 years without a break in that camp, and I was just fried. I needed other people and other musical outlets in my life. But the five-year hiatus, I think I had suggested hiatus of any length, it somehow got misinterpreted as a five-year which, coincidentally, would have been now. So it would have been up by now, actually if it was a five-year hiatus."

Portnoy was also asked whether it's true that he offered to return to DREAM THEATER shortly after quitting the band, but that his offer was rebuffed via DREAM THEATER's lawyer. He responded: "I'll just say that there was Once I left, there was a tremendous amount of legalities and technicalities, so I'll just say that I was doing whatever it would take to keep peace and keep things going smooth. And at that point, they were just only speaking through their lawyer. But it's a 25-year relationship coming to an end, so, obviously, it goes very, very deep, not only personally and emotionally, but also legally, and all the red tape that's involved with something like that. So it was a tough time, a tough period, and, luckily, we all got through it. But, yeah, I don't wish that kind of stuff on anybody in a band. It's tough."

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LAMB OF GOD: Video Footage Of Entire Corpus Christi Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of LAMB OF GOD's entire February 6 performance at Concrete Street Amphitheater in Corpus Christi, Texas can be seen below.

LAMB OF GOD's U.S. tour with ANTHRAX will come to a close in Los Angeles, California on February 12.

LAMB OF GOD's latest album, "VII: Sturm Und Drang", was released in July 2015 via Epic in the U.S. and Nuclear Blast Entertainment in all territories outside of North America. The CD was once again produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur with engineering by Wilbur, Nick Rowe and Kyle McAulay, and was recorded at NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood, California and Suburban Soul Studios in Torrance, California.

Regarding the "VII: Sturm Und Drang" album title, LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton told the Swiss TV show "Living Room": "When Randy [Blythe, vocals] and I were putting the lyrics together for this album, we were discussing what the themes were. And we were trying to find a phrase that best encompassed the common threads that ran through the lyrics of all the songs. And it just happened to be that 'Sturm Und Drang' represented that inner conflict and the pressure and the turmoil and the chaos and how one responds to those things. If it had been a French phrase, we would have probably named it that. But it just happened to be German."
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SKELETONWITCH Completes Recording New EP

SKELETONWITCH recently completed recording a new EP, the Ohio quintet's first new material since 2013's critically acclaimed "Serpents Unleashed". The as-yet-untitled release — tentatively due out this summer — was recorded last month with Kevin Bernsten at Baltimore's Developing Nations (NOISEM, MAGRUDERGRIND, MUTILATION RITES) and will feature the group's new vocalist, whose identity will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Next month, SKELETONWITCH will return to the road as part of the annual Decibel Magazine Tour alongside ABBATH, HIGH ON FIRE and TRIBULATION. SKELETONWITCH guitarist Scott Hedrick stated about the trek: "All three artists are in my personal top tier of heavy music. Definitely going to have some embarrassing 'fan moments' on this one. Just ask Matt Pike — as an overly excited teenager, I punished him with a game of 20 Questions when I saw them on their first U.S. tour. He still regrets giving me his phone number! New tunes, new singer, new tour, new chapter for SKELETONWITCH. Looking forward to seeing you all out on the road."

Formed in Ohio over a decade ago, SKELETONWITCH has received considerable acclaim for its trademark 'blackened metal," which Metal Hammer calls "a potent brew of everything that makes metal so brilliant, vital and special." Their most recent release, "Serpents Unleashed", debuted on The Billboard 200 chart at No. 62, the highest chart position of their career. Recorded with Kurt Ballou (CONVERGE, HIGH ON FIRE), "Serpents Unleashed" was lauded as a "punchy, potent slices of blackened thrash, death metal and plain ol' heavy metal" by Decibel magazine, which included the album in their 2013 Top 40 list.
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ROB ZOMBIE: Video Footage Of Entire '31' Question-And-Answer Session From SUNDANCE

"31", written and directed by Rob Zombie, made its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on January 23 in Park City, Utah.

Video footage of Rob's introductory remarks and the complete question-and-answer session which was held after the showing can be seen below.

Rob Zombie told a fan on his Facebook page that an unrated cut of "31" will be issued on DVD. Zombie presented the film three times to the MPAA ratings board, which slapped it with an NC-17 twice and finally gave it an R after he made some trims to the film's violent content. Asked by a fan if we'll "ever see Zombie cuts of the movie you have had to cut down to get an R rating," Zombie simply repled, "Yes, on DVD."

Zombie himself had stated that he thought it was likely that that edits would need to be made to try and fit the MPAA's strict guidelines.

The synopsis for "31" reads, "Five friends are kidnapped on the day before Halloween and are held hostage in a terrifying place named Murder World. While trapped, they must play a violent game called 31, in which the mission is to survive 12 hours against a gang of evil clowns."

Rob Zombie's new album, "The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser", will be released on April 29 via UMe/T-Boy Records. The CD was produced by Chris "Zeuss" Harris and features Zombie alongside guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D and drummer Ginger Fish.
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ANTHRAX: Video Footage Of Entire Corpus Christi Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of ANTHRAX's entire February 6 performance at Concrete Street Amphitheater in Corpus Christi, Texas can be seen below.

ANTHRAX's U.S. tour with LAMB OF GOD will come to a close in Los Angeles, California on February 12.

ANTHRAX's long-awaited new album, "For All Kings", will be released on February 26 via Nuclear Blast in Europe and Megaforce in the U.S.

Pre-order "For All Kings" here.

Beginning in the fall of 2014, ANTHRAX Charlie Benante (drums), Scott Ian (rhythm guitar), Frank Bello (bass), Joey Belladonna (vocals), and lead guitarist Jon Donais took their time in the studio recording the follow up to their Grammy-nominated, critically acclaimed 2011 album, "Worship Music". The band recorded some 20 original songs, almost twice as many as they had ever brought into the studio in the past.

The lyrics to the CD's first single, "Evil Twin", were inspired by the terror attacks on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France.

"I don't understand how a human being is capable of that, and that's the evil twin of humanity to me," Ian told CBS Philly. "These people are criminally insane. It has nothing to do with God, or religion, or any of that. It's just criminally insane people preying on the innocent on this planet and its obviously something I have a lot of anger about. As I should."

"Everybody has the same anger," added Bello. "I love singing that every night. You're no martyr."

"You know what my gut reaction is?" said Ian. "I want to put on Dr. Doom's metal glove, and punch him in the face until he's dead. That's what I would personally like to do. And I would like to say that I'm above the law too because God told me that I should punch that dude in the face until he's dead, but I can't do that. I'm not allowed to do that, and I'm not criminally insane so I'm not going to do that. But I don't know how you fight this warfare it's insidious, it's everywhere, and it's only gonna get worse."

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MEGADETH Guitarist KIKO LOUREIRO Reveals 19 Songs From Six String Masters "That Made Me The Musician I Am Today"

Megadeth guitarist Kiko Loureiro revealed 19 songs that influenced him as a player growing up as part of Apple Music's Mixing series. An excerpt from the list is available below:

Rainbow - "Stargazer" (1976)

Stevie Ray Vaughan - "Pride And Joy" (1983)

Steve Morse - "Tumeni Notes" (1989)

Megadeth - "Tornado Of Souls" (1990)

Steve Vai - "Bad Horsie" (1995)

Check out the complete rundown here.

Megadeth's new album Dystopia (Universal Music Enterprises /Tradecraft / T-Boy Records) is available on CD, LP, and digitally. Additionally, a special edition featuring a groundbreaking Virtual Reality experience in which fans will be able to purchase the new album, a CEEK Virtual Reality headset with instructions, and a download code to access and unlock exclusive content to begin their VR Experience. All configurations can be purchased through physical and online partners now.

With musical architect and band visionary Dave Mustaine at the helm, Dystopia was recorded in Nashville, TN, and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, Gojira, Avenged Sevenfold). The rest of the Megadeth lineup is comprised of new member Kiko Loureiro (formerly of Angra), David Ellefson on bass, and drummer Chris Adler, who took time away from Lamb Of God to record Dystopia. The result marks a true return to form, adding new blood and injecting a new burst of creative energy into the new album.

Dystopia tracklisting:

Death From Within
Fatal Illusion
Conquer... Or Die!
Lying In State
Me Hate You
The Emperor's New Clothes
Dystopia
Bullet To The Brain
Last Dying Wish
Post American World
Look Who's Talking
The Threat Is Real
Poisonous Shadows
Melt The Ice Away (Budgie cover)
Foreign Policy (Fear cover)

Dystopia video:

The Threat Is Real video:

Fatal Illusion:



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LED ZEPPELIN “Stairway To Heaven” Lawsuit Set For Trial In May

The judge presiding over a lawsuit challenging the authenticityof Led Zeppelin's signature song"Stairway To Heaven" hasrejected a bidto delay the case, setting the stage for a May trial - if it doesn't get settled or dismissed before then, reports Vernon Silver of Bloomberg.com.

The case stems from what, to some ears, is a similarity between "Stairway To Heaven"and "Taurus", an instrumental piece released on Spirits debut album in 1968. The musicians deny the infringement allegations and say Robert Plant and Jimmy Page alone wrotethe song. Spirit guitarist Randy California, who composed "Taurus", died in 1997. The trustee who handles his royalties suedin May 2014, claiming "falsification of rock 'n' roll history."

The dispute may soon come to a head. The court has scheduled a settlement conference next month for the opposing parties to try to resolve the dispute. ButLed Zeppelin also says they plan to file a motion for summary judgment to end the case. Learn more at this location.





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IGNITOR Debut "No Sanctuary" Video

Austin, Texas based traditional heavy metal bandIgnitorhas premiered their new music video,"No Sanctuary", which can be seen below.

The first track released from the band's currently untitled upcoming album,"No Sanctuary" was filmed at Emphatic Audio Studios and was directed by Ignitor guitarist and founding member Stuart Laurence (Agony Column).

Vocalist Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys)has checked in with the following comment: "We have been writing and recording some new songs, of which a few of them we are looking forward to playing at these upcoming shows that have been long overdue. These confirmed dates will also be used to showcase our new band lineup that features Robert Williams (Witches Mark) on guitar and Billy "Chainsaw" Dansfiell (Agony Column) on bass.

Upcoming Ignitor shows:

March
5 - The Sidewinder - Austin, TX
16 - Heart Of Texas Rockfest - Austin, TX
18 - The Acadia - Houston, TX

April
16 - Rockbox - San Antonio, TX

May
6 - Reggie's Rock Club - Ragnarokkr Fest - Chicago, IL





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WISDOM Streaming “Rise Of The Wise” Track Featuring SABATON’s Joakim Brodén

Hungary-based power metal heroes, Wisdom, have released the title track from their upcoming new album, Rise Of The Wise. The song, featuring Joakim Brodén from Sabaton, is streaming below.

The band states: "Now it's a tradition in Wisdom to invite our idols to do guest vocals in the title tracks of our albums. We proudly announce that Joakim Brodén from Sabaton accepted our request and did a great job on Rise Of The Wise! It was amazing to do the recordings together in the studio, something what we will never forget!"

Joakim Brodén adds: "On our first tour together in 2012 these guys impressed me so much with their professionalism and great songs that I still to this day find myself singing along to their song Live Forevermore. A bunch of amazing guys making amazing music, so when they asked me to sing on a track on their new album it was an obvious choice!"

Rise Of The Wise will be released on February 26th via NoiseArt Records. The artwork was created by Gyula Havancsak (Hjules) who designed all of earlier Wisdom covers.

Rise Of The Wise tracklisting:

Over The Wall
Ravens Night
My Heart Is Alive
Hunting The Night
Hero
Through The Fire
Nightmare Of The Seas
Believe In Me
Secret Life
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Rise Of The Wise

Aptly entitled Rise Of The Wise, the quintets fourth studio album fully lives up to its name in each and every one of the eleven brand new songs: Thematically growing around various topics such as the multifarious facets of human existence as well as around the band mascot Wiseman in a couple of songs, Wisdom rise to new heights of enthralling catchiness in the course of swift, solo-laden, double bass driven high speed gems, stomping mid-tempo majesty and magical folky ballads, all bursting with grandeur and bombastic melodies.

Guitar player Gabor Kovács himself took over production and mastering matters at Blacksmith Studios, Budapest, and SuperSize Recording StudiosTörökbálint.





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FALLUJAH To Release 'Dreamless' Album In April

Progressive death metallers FALLUJAH will release their third full-length album, titled "Dreamless", on April 29 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

"Dreamless" was recorded at Sharkbite Studios with producer Zack Ohren (ANIMOSITY, SUFFOCATION, ALL SHALL PERISH, DECREPIT BIRTH), and was mixed and mastered by Mark Lewis (DEVILDRIVER, CANNIBAL CORPSE, WHITECHAPEL, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CARNIFEX) at Audiohammer in Sanford, Florida. Cover art was created by Peter Mohrbacher.

Commented the band: "'Dreamless' is the culmination of nearly a year's worth of hard work; bringing you an album that is not simply a follow-up, but a massive leap forward from what we have achieved so far with FALLUJAH. These are, without a doubt, the most powerful, emotional and dynamic songs we have every produced as a band.

"Now, we finally have a team of professionals at Nuclear Blast Records to help make this record as impactful and imposing as our records have ever been. The album is nearly an hour long and our fans will have more content than ever to experience, with songs ranging from crushingly epic to delicately subtle.

"We can't think of a better time to put this record out than on tour with our old friends in THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, so stay tuned for new songs, new tours and some fantastic pre-order packages we have in store for you!"

"Dreamless" track listing:

01. Face Of Death02. Adrenaline03. The Void Alone04. Abandon05. Scar Queen06. Dreamless07. The Prodigal Son08. Amber Gaze09. Fidelio10. Wind For Wings11. Les Silences12. Lacuna

"Dreamless" features guest vocal appearances by Tori Letzler, Mike Semesky and Katie Thompson; and a guest solo appearance by Tymon Kruidenier (ex-CYNIC, EXIVIOUS).

FALLUJAH caused quite a stir in the music world with the release of its previous album, "The Flesh Prevails". It topped several best of 2014 lists in not only the metal world, but in the progressive music community as well and won over scores of new fans with their fresh, emotive, and technically challenging music. As a result, FALLUJAH has paved the way for a new melodic and atmospheric perspective on death metal!

FALLUJAH is:

Alex Hofmann - vocalsRob Morey - bassAndrew Baird - drumsScott Carstairs - guitarBrian James - guitar

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CANDLEMASS Mainman LEIF EDLING Launches THE DOOMSDAY KINGDOM Solo Project

CANDLEMASS bassist and songwriter Leif Edling has launched a new solo project called THE DOOMSDAY KINGDOM. He says in a video message introducing the new project: "As you perhaps know, I won't be playing live with CANDLEMASS this year. I'm still burnt out. But hopefully I can do it next year. And in the meantime, I would like to introduce some solo stuff I've been working on for some time now, and I call it THE DOOMSDAY KINGDOM. And it's a low-key thing I'm doing without any label involved. And it's metal the way it's supposed to be, and it's for all of you that love this kind of music as much as I do. And I hope you will enjoy it. Every week, I will put up a new film so I properly can present THE DOOMSDAY KINGDOM to everybody interested and play a few snippets from it."

CANDLEMASS recently completed work on a brand new EP. Four studio tracks featuring Mats Levén on vocals were recorded during September/October for a special anniversary release, to be released later this year on Napalm Records. The cover artwork for the EP was created by Erik Rovanperä.

CANDLEMASS has also announced that Levén, who's a longtime friend of the band, is now the permanent singer for the Swedish doom metal squad. Also, Per Wiberg is today an essential part of CANDLEMASS's touring lineup on keyboards and filling in for Edling until he's back in shape again.

Edling's AVATARIUM project released its second album, "The Girl With The Raven Mask", in October 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was released in North America as part of a joint licensing venture between Nuclear Blast and Metalville.
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HALESTORM: Video Footage Of Brussels Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of HALESTORM's February 9 concert at Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium can be seen below.

HALESTORM has announced details of a major North American headline tour. The dates begin April 1 at Reading, Pennsylvania's Reading Eagle Theatre in the Santander Arena and extend through late May. Support throughout the trek comes from special guests DOROTHY and the legendary Lita Ford. In addition, the tour will include stops at a number of festivals and summer radio concerts as well as a pair of much-anticipated dates alongside the one and only ROB ZOMBIE, slated for May 18 at Bloomington, Illinois' Cellular Coliseum and May 19 at Saginaw, Michigan's First Merit Bank Event Park. HALESTORM is among the many top artists who have recorded cover versions of EAGLES OF DEATH METAL's "I Love You All The Time" as part of the Sweet Stuff Foundation's "Play It Forward" campaign to aid victims of last November's terrorist attacks in Paris. The track is available now on the iTunes Store, Amazon, and Spotify, as well as the official "Play It Forward Store."

HALESTORM's third album, "Into The Wild Life", debuted at No. 5 on The Billboard 200 album chart, selling 56,000 copies in its first week of release — more than double the first week haul of the band's previous effort, 2012's Grammy-winning "The Strange Case Of…"
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LACUNA COIL Recruits BLACK LODGE's DANIEL SAHAGÚN As New Guitarist

Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL have recruited Los Angeles-based musician Daniel Sahagún (BLACK LODGE) to play guitar for the band following the recent departure of Marco "Maus" Biazzi.

Sahagún previously played bass for LACUNA COIL in 2014 when the band's bassist and main songwriter Marco "Maki" Coti-Zelati was sick and unable to tour with the group.

Daniel made his live debut as LACUNA COIL's guitarist during this past weekend's 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below.

Biazzi left LACUNA COIL in January, explaining in a statement: "I felt I couldn't add more in this project any longer so I decided to leave my second family, LACUNA COIL, to take a different path for a new challenge in my life.

LACUNA COIL will tentatively release its new album, "Delirium", in May via Century Media. The CD was recorded at BRX Studio in Milan with producer Marco "Maki" Coti-Zelati, with engineering by Marco Barusso and additional assistance from Dario Valentini.

"Delirium" is LACUNA COIL's first album to featuring American drummer Ryan Blake Folden, who has been touring with the band since 2012.

LACUNA COIL in February 2014 parted ways with guitarist Cris "Pizza" Migliore and drummer Cristiano "Criz" Mozzati.

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WOLFMOTHER Releases 'Pretty Peggy' Lyric Video

Grammy-winning rock band WOLFMOTHER has released the official lyric video for the song "Pretty Peggy". The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Victorious", which is set for a February 19 release through Universal Music Enterprises.

Over the course of the past few weeks, the band has been giving fans a sneak preview of the album, starting with the Zane Lowe/Beats 1 radio show debut of "Victorious" and "City Lights", which was followed by the Vice/Live Nation premiere of "Gypsy Caravan".

Fans can get all three songs as instant downloads by pre-ordering "Victorious" on iTunes. The CD is also available for pre-order through Amazon and pre-orders and exclusive merch bundles are also available at WOLFMOTHER's webshop. WOLFMOTHER recently teamed with popular enhanced coloring book app Recolor to give fans the opportunity to create their own colorized version of the "Victorious" album art. Recolor was created by premium photo app developer Sumoing. WOLFMOTHER will be including songs from "Victorious" on its much-anticipated headline tour of North America, set to kick off February 24 at First Avenue in Minneapolis. The follow-up to 2009's "Cosmic Egg" and 2014's "New Crown", the much-anticipated "Victorious" is an electrifying testament to the range and depth of songwriter/vocalist/guitarist Andrew Stockdale's artistry. Recorded at Henson Studios in Los Angeles with two-time-Grammy-winning producer Brendan O'Brien (PEARL JAM, AC/DC, CHRIS CORNELL, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN), the songs are edgy, inventive and uncompromising and rank among the band's best ever. In addition to vocals, Stockdale played guitar and bass and brought in Josh Freese (NINE INCH NAILS, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, A PERFECT CIRCLE) and Joey Waronker (AIR, BECK, REM) to split drum duties.
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ALICE COOPER Weighs In On GUNS N' ROSES Reunion: 'Why Isn't IZZY In There?'

Legendary rocker Alice Cooper has weighed in on the partial reunion of the classic lineup of GUNS N' ROSES, telling Rolling Stone magazine that the Axl Rose-fronted group "is always unpredictable, which makes them exciting."

GUNS N' ROSES featuring Axl alongside guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan will play on April 8 and April 9 at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas before headlining California's Coachella Music And Arts Festival on April 16 and April 23.

Cooper, who took GUNS N' ROSES out on the road with him in 1987, shortly after the release of "Appetite For Destruction", told Rolling Stone: "I had a feeling [the GUNS N' ROSES reunion] was going to happen. GUNS N' ROSES is always unpredictable, which makes them exciting. I think those gigs will go through."

He added: "I'm just wondering why isn't Izzy [Stradlin, guitar] in there?" he says. "I don't know about drums, but certainly Izzy is viable. You'd think if Slash and Axl are working together and Duff is one of those guys that gets along with everybody then at least Izzy would be one of the guys who would be a shoo-in.

"And maybe he is, I don't know," Cooper continued. "I don't what their setup is with him. But it's like not having Brian Jones with THE ROLLING STONES, if he were available."

GUNS N' ROSES is reportedly negotiating with promoters to play as many as 25 stadiums in North America this summer. For the tour, GN'R is said to be asking as much as $3 million per show, with tickets topping out in the $250 to $275 range.

There is still no word on whether original Izzy, drummer Steven Adler will appear, along with any other past or current members of the group. Reports have suggested that current drummer Frank Ferrer, guitarist Richard Fortus, multi-instrumentalist Chris Pitman and keyboardist Dizzy Reed and will round out the lineup.

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FILTER: More 'Crazy Eyes' Album Details Revealed

FILTER will release its seventh studio album, "Crazy Eyes", on April 8 via Wind-Up Records. The follow-up to 2013's "The Sun Comes Out Tonight" was produced by FILTER founder, singer and guitarist Richard Patrick. "FILTER is the mind," exclaims Richard. "It's your interpretation or my interpretation. Our thing is to look at people's unexplainable behavior and assess it, using sound. It's a way to approximate the insanity of the human condition. The reason this record is so fucking heavy and strange is it's exactly the opposite of what's popular. It's not pretty. It's not cute. It's real." Rather than partner with a producer, Richard took up the reins and oversaw the production side himself "You recognize it's us from my aggression and singing, but the instrumentation had to change," he admits. "It wasn't about just stacking guitars like we might've done on the last couple of records. There are way more electronics and sound design used." He collaborated with old friends such as the man behind 1999's seminal platinum-certified "Title Of Record", producer Ben Grosse (THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS, MARILYN MANSON), and Michael "Blumpy" Tuller (NINE INCH NAILS). He also worked closely with new bandmates Oumi Kapila (guitar, programming), Ashley Dzerigian (bass), Chris Reeve (drums) and Bobby Miller (keyboards), plus former FILTER bandmates Johnny Radke and Danny Lohner. Mixing, meanwhile, was taken care of by Brian Virtue (JANE'S ADDICTION, THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS, DEFTONES), with the mastering being handled by the colorful Howie Weinberg (VAN HALEN, THE MARS VOLTA, THE WHITE STRIPES). The first single, "Take Me To Heaven", rides a pulse-pounding gallop into an entrancing and ponderous refrain. "I was looking into the eyes of my father when he was passing away, and I held his hand," Richard recalls. "He glanced at me really quickly, focused on me, had this look of gratitude, and then he slipped away. I was almost like, 'I hope you're going to heaven'. Scientifically, the idea doesn't make any sense to me, but if there is a heaven, take me there. That's what happened." Ultimately, it all comes back to the fact that Richard remains honest. "I'm completely into this for the music," he concludes. "Being yourself is the most important thing. I authentically went to places I'd never gone before. That was from my heart. I'm trying to be as genuine as possible to what FILTER is. It's about sounding fucking different, forward and original." Photo credit: David Rubene
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CANDLEBOX Performs Acoustic Set At Q103 Studios (Video)

Video footage of CANDLEBOX performing acoustically at the studios of the Q103 radio station in Albany, New York can be seen below.

CANDLEBOX will release its sixth album, "Disappearing In Airports", on April 22 via Pavement Entertainment. The first single, "Vexatious", was released to radio on February 2.

"Disappearing In Airports" will be available on all digital platforms (iTunes, Amazon, YouTubeRed, Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music) and is distributed by MRI/Sony RED. To listen to "Vexatious", click here. "'Vexatious' is about the social networking-obsessed, unlimited bragging rights society we live in, where people come off as entitled yet so insecure," says frontman Kevin Martin. "Whether it's a pop star feuding senselessly with another pop star, or people who can't help but to take 50 different selfies in under a minute missing everything that's happening around them, it's a sad commentary on life that we can't escape. Dating apps, bitching apps, secret sharing apps, apps apps apps they all operate outside of any real or authentic human connection. It's disconnect everywhere and it's destroying us. No one cares what anyone else thinks or feels. It's all 'me, me, me' and, if you ask me, it's fucking sad." Formed in Seattle in 1991, CANDLEBOX went quadruple platinum with their 1993 self-titled debut and released two more acclaimed and top-selling albums (1995's "Lucy" and 1998's "Happy Pills") before going on a hiatus in 2000. CANDLEBOX regrouped with a 2006 tour, then put out "Into The Sun" in 2008, followed by 2012's "Love Stories & Other Musings".

For "Disappearing In Airports", the band worked with producers Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland (AUGUST BURNS RED, EVERCLEAR, RIVERS OF NIHIL), cutting the record at Think Loud Studios in York, Pennsylvania. With Martin, Dave Krusen on drums, Adam Kury on bass and the addition of guitarists Mike Leslie and Brian Quinn, the recommitment to creating music that is "pissed and urgent" as well as bringing a new energy to the live show is at this record's core.
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CRIMINAL: New Song 'Shock Doctrine' Available For Streaming

Anglo-Chilean thrashers CRIMINAL will release their new full-length, "Fear Itself", on March 11 worldwide via Metal Blade Records. A track from the CD, "Shock Doctrine", can now be heard below.

Comments CRIMINAL vocalist/guitarist Anton Reisenegger: "I think this track encompasses everything that defines CRIMINAL: the groove, the speed, the melody and the aggression. The lyrics deal with the way politicians use certain events to instill fear in the population, be it a terrorist attack, an economic crisis, or just lately the refugee crisis, in order to be able to put new policies in place and tighten the grip on the very people they are supposed to be protecting."

Recorded at CRIMINAL bassist Danny Biggin's HVR Studios in Suffolk, U.K., with a "no-bullshit" approach to recording, the band purposely avoided the vices of modern metal production such as samples, quantizing and amp simulators. The striking artwork by renowned Romanian artist Costin Chioreanu (AT THE GATES, ARCH ENEMY, MAYHEM) perfectly represents the bleak, dystopian atmosphere of the lyrics, which denounce warmongering, misinformation, exploitation and other ills of modern society. A metal band with a hardcore attitude, CRIMINAL's longevity is a testament to their honesty and passion; they're in it for all the right reasons.

CRIMINAL commented: "Everyone who's heard the new album agrees that it is our most pissed-off sounding record to date. We didn't try to make it more brutal, but that's the way it came out. We just let the metal flow. I think having Sergio in the band has something to do with it, because, as a longtime fan of the band, he told us when certain things seemed unnecessary. In fact, all but one of the songs are under four minutes long. Straight to the point, quick and painful.

"In terms of style, we didn't really plan anything, we just wrote the riffs that came to our minds. So there's a bit of thrash, hardcore and death metal, but also some classic heavy metal. All the stuff that we love put through a blender. And the end result sounds like CRIMINAL. It's hard to define, but I think a long time ago we created our own sound, and every new album ends up sounding like that."

"Fear Itself" track listing:

01. Intro02. Down Driven03. False Flag Attack04. Shock Doctrine05. The Needle And Knife06. Scream Of Consciousness07. Summoning The Apocalypse08. The One Who Speaks At Night09. Animals To Gods10. Deep In The Rot11. Wasted Youth12. Carne Molida

CRIMINAL lineup:

Anton Reisenegger - vocals/guitarsSergio Klein - guitarsDan Biggin - bassZac O'Neil - drums
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SINDROME: 'Resurrection - The Complete Collection' Due In March

On March 4, Century Media will release the two only studio recordings from the cult Chicago thrash/death metal act SINDROME the acclaimed "Into The Halls Of Extermination" (1987) and its successor, "Vault Of Inner Conscience" (1991). As both demos have been bootlegged numerous times, its now time to offer all fans of timeless thrash/death metal these two legendary recordings as an official release, fully supported by the band and done in close co-operation with SINDROME vocalist Troy Dixler.

"Resurrection - The Complete Collection" will be released as a noble two-CD digipak with slipcase and 36-page booklet as well as an LP with a 16-page LP size booklet and bonus CD. The entire audio material has been carefully remastered from original sources to guarantee an optimal listening experience. Metalion (Slayer magazine) has written an introduction to the release and Laurent Ramadier (Snakepit magazine) has conducted an extensive interview with Troy Dixler giving you a deep insight into the band's history. The cover artwork and additional design was done by Gustavo Sazes (MORBID ANGEL, ARCH ENEMY). As a special bonus, SINDROME has unearthed the lost track "Brought To The End" from the recording session of "Into The Halls Of Extermination" an awesome track that now finally can be offered to the fans.

Besides the two demos and the bonus track, "Resurrection - The Complete Collection" includes a full bootleg live show from Chicago, recorded in 1988, when SINDROME supported DEATH on their "Scream Bloody Gore" tour. The show is unedited and has a pretty raw sound, but it captures the intensity of SINDROME's live shows very well. It also includes the tracks "Surround The Prisoner" and "Psychic Warfare", two songs from the very early days that were never properly recorded in the studio.

"Resurrection - The Complete Collection" offers over 88 minutes of relentlessly raging thrash/death metal and is a mandatory purchase for every fan of U.S. thrash metal and especially for the worshippers of the glorious heydays of the Chicago metal scene that brought up bands like DEVASTATION, TERMINAL DEATH, DEATH STRIKE, ZOETROPE, FUNERAL NATION, CYCLONE TEMPLE, ZNÖWHITE, NUM SKULL, FUNERAL BITCH and MASTER.

Said Chris Reifert (AUTOPSY, ex-DEATH): "This stuff still sounds kick-ass! I was ready for it way back when, as I had already been into DEVASTATION and TERMINAL DEATH. SINDROME did not disappoint and I'm glad it's finally getting the proper treatment all these years later. I have a soft spot in my rotten soul for the good ol' demo days, when everything hadn't already been done and SINDROME was definitely part of that movement. I am very much looking forward to cranking this release up loud!"

Added Lars Petrov (ENTOMBED A.D., NIHILIST, MORBID, FIRESPAWN): "It's great news that Century Media are releasing old stuff with my favorites SINDROME! People need to hear this legendary underground band with my personal influence Troy Dixler on vocals! Check it out!"

The pre-sale of "Resurrection - The Complete Collection" has started! Head here and order your copy now.

For those still unfamiliar with SINDROME, check out the track "Cathedral Of Ice" below.
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LORDS OF BLACK Feat. New RAINBOW Singer RONNIE ROMERO: 'Tears I Will Be' Song Available For Streaming

"Tears I Will Be", a brand new song from melodic progressive metal masters LORDS OF BLACK, can be streamed below. The song is taken from the band's second album, "II", which will be released on March 18 via Frontiers Music Srl.

LORDS OF BLACK is the band formed by world-class singer Ronnie Romero, renowned guitarist Tony Hernando and monster drummer Andy C. Their vision was to form a metal band with a modern approach blended with catchy, melodic and progressive elements.

After months of intense and hard work on the songs, LORDS OF BLACK independently released its acclaimed self-titled debut which was co-produced by Roland Grapow (MASTERPLAN, ex-HELLOWEEN). Metal Hammer Spain deemed it "the best metal album released in Spain this year."

LORDS OF BLACK supported the release with a series of very successful live shows, some of them as "very special guest" for high-profile international acts. Then the news of Ronnie Romero joining the new incarnation of RAINBOW broke out. This brought the band to the attention of the international media, with RAINBOW legend Ritchie Blackmore describing Romero's voice as "a cross between Ronnie James Dio and Freddie Mercury."

However, now LORDS OF BLACK are ready to conquer the world with "II", an album which will blow the minds of fans of modern melodic metal. Once again co-produced, mixed and mastered by Roland Grapow, the disc is not only the follow-up to LORDS OF BLACK's outstanding and acclaimed debut album, but is an album with superbly crafted songs that will instantly become absolute metal classics.

"The new album, being the follow-up to a first record that was so greatly received, had to get to a higher place," says Tony Hernando. "After an intense year of writing and producing, along with the live performances, we came up with songs that are still deep and complicated in some arrangements, but have been written with the live performance in mind… The quest was to come up with something that artistically was meaningful for us as musicians and at the same time could catch the attention of the listeners. We really hope you enjoy this new album and come with us for a great ride!"

Tracks like "Merciless", "Everything You're Not", "Insane", "New World's Coming" and "Shadows Of War" showcase the heavy and complex yet very melodic style of the band. The song "The Art of Illusions Part III: The Wasteland" is the conclusion to the trilogy that commenced on the debut album, while the song "Cry No More" is inspired and dedicated to the late, great, Phil Lynott.

"II" track listing:

01. Malevolently Beautiful (Intro)02. Merciless03. Only One Life Away04. Everything You're Not05. New World's Comin'06. Cry No More07. Tears I Will Be08. Insane09. Live By The Lie10. Die By The Truth11. Ghost Of You12. The Art Of Illusions Part III: The Wasteland13. Shadows Of War14. Lady Of The Lake (RAINBOW cover, bonus track CD edition)15. Innuendo (QUEEN cover, bonus track digital edition)

Regarding how he landed the RAINBOW gig, the Chilean-born Romero told Rafabasa.com: "I don't know from how long they had me on their list, but they contacted me some months ago, at the beginning of summer, to tell me about a chance to an audition . I deeply remember that 'day one' and that first 'hi,' been doing your daily activities and receive an email from Ritchie Blackmore himself is quite hard to assimilate, after a few days days, even weeks."

Romero also talked about Ritchie's recent description of his vocal style as "a cross between Ronnie James Dio and Freddie Mercury." He said: "I just think about how lucky I feel, not just to get the gig, but how the hell they found me. Having so many good singers worldwide. From the first contact, I just tried to give my best to get it. I always believed in myself, and with the support of my family and close friends, even more. About his words, I just can be thankful, he put the bar quite high with his description. [Laughs] But I'm also glad with his confidence on me to this huge task."
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THE UNGUIDED: Audio Samples Of Entire 'Lust And Loathing' Album

THE UNGUIDED — the Swedish band featuring former SONIC SYNDICATE members Richard Sjunnesson (vocals), Roland Johansson (vocals) and Roger Sjunnesson (guitar; Richard's brother) — will release its new album, "Lust And Loathing", on February 26 via Napalm Records.

Audio samples of all the tracks that are set to appear on "Lust And Loathing" can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.

Once you get past the harsh melodic death metal exterior, epic clean vocals and catchy keyboard tones await. Dynamic and strong songwriting with that special Scandinavian massive production and delicate guitar solos turn "Lust And Loathing" into the best gem the band's discography has to offer.

Comments Richard Sjunnesson: "Sitting on the new songs for what felt like a lifetime and finally get[ting] to shed some light on what's to come from camp THE UNGUIDED is a sensation on its own.

"This is the last part of an album trilogy that's been in the making for six years, and what a climax it is indeed. Expect the unexpected! We poured everything and more into this one."

"Lust And Loathing" track listing:

01. Enraged02. The Worst Day (Revisited) 03. King Of Clubs04. Heartseeker05. Photobs Grip06. Black Eyed Angel07. Operation: E.A.E.08. Boneyard09. Hate (And Other Triumphs)10. Mercy (bonus track)11. Judgment (bonus track)12. Betrayer Of The Code (live)

Photo credit: Patric Ullaeus
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GLORIA MORTI Streaming New Track “Josef Fritzl”; Kuebiko LP Coming In Mid-March

Finnish death metal legion, Gloria Morti, will release their fifth album, titled Kuebiko, on March 18th, their first for Willowtip Records. The album track, ”Josef Fritzl," is streaming below.

Offers drummer Kauko Kuusisalo about the track, "'“Josef Fritzl” is one of the shorter songs on Kuebiko, and after short 'intro', it gets to the point right away. It is about three minutes of pure aggression with all the 'classic Gloria Morti elements' - fast blast beats, melodic chorus riff, and relentless vocals. The morbid story behind the lyrics is should also wake some unpleasant feelings in the listener. This song does not let the listener to rest until it is finished."

Adds guitarist Juho Räihä, "The idea for the song is lifted from a public debate on religion featuring the late great Christopher Hitchens. The premise of the lyrics being that there is a problem when trying to reconcile the existence of evil in the world with the (supposed) existence of an all-knowing, all-powerful and good god. The co-existence of evil and such a god is not logically valid. The Fritzl case is, to me, one of the most blatant underlinings of this in recent history."

With Kuebiko, Gloria Morti is back with another solid slice of confrontational Finnish death metal, the band expertly blending thrash, melodic, and black metal, and surreal atmospheric elements into their sound making for a sonic wrecking-ball reminiscent of such bands as At The Gates, Carcass and Fleshgod Apocalypse. Gloria Morti's fifth studio effort, Kuebiko finds the unit traversing grimmer and dirtier grounds than ever before, both musically and thematically.

Tracklisting:

“Syntymä”
“The Foul Stench Of Vomiting Blood”
“Josef Fritzl”
“Chimeral Form”
“Death By A Thousand Cuts (Lingchi)”
“Case No. 1102162”
“Gallows Built In Rows”
“Executioner”
“The Termination Of All Bonds”
    
“Josef Fritzl”:

Pre-orders here.

 



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