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 Hard Rock
 Hard 'n' Heavy



Germany



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BONFIRE Debut “Praying 4 A Miracle” Music Video

Bonfire have released a video for “Praying 4 A Miracle”, featured on their new album, Byte The Bullet, out on March 24th. Find the new video.

In 2016, Hans Ziller made a pledge to make Bonfire great again. He recruited a new face to the line-up, German vocalist Alexx Stahl. With Bonfire veterans guitarist Hans Ziller, guitarist Frank Pane and bassist Ronnie Parkes, in the addition to Alexx Stahl and drummer Tim Breideband, Bonfire now have the fire and energy they were so well known, a force to be reckoned with once again.

Bonfire recorded Byte The Bullet at Flatliners Studios in their hometown of Ingolstadt, Germany.

Tracklisting:

“Power Train”
“Stand Up 4 Rock”
“Praying 4 A Miracle”
“Some Kinda Evil”
“Lonely Nights”
“Byte The Bullet”
“Locomotive Breath”
“Reach For The Sky”
“Sweet Surrender”
“Friedensreich”
“InstruMetal”
“Too Far From Heaven”
“Without You”
“Sweet Obsession”

“Praying 4 A Miracle” video:

“Locomotive Breath” video:

“Locomotive Breath” making of:

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 Heavy Metal
 Power Metal



Germany



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MAJESTY Unleash “Rebels Of Our Time” Short Film / Music Video

For their brand-new song "Rebels Of Our Time, Majesty present the first short film in heavy metal history. The movie tells an exciting story which is set in a post-apocalyptic future and which leads into a cool music video.

Singer Tarek comments on the extraordinary project: "We all are big cinema fans and we had in mind for quite a long time to shoot a short film which exactly shows what the band stands for. Our new album Rebels is a big step forward for us in any way and therefor we simply didnt want to simply make a boringly normal music video. We are extremely proud of the result but that is not only due to us but because of the whole film team and the actors. All of them supported the project with enormous dedication and with much blood, sweat and tears. We made lots of new friends during the shooting!"

For the short film, Majesty collaborated with the ambitious young film makers Dennis Keller, Oliver Allweyer und Daniel Roschy who passionately and professionally implemented the script written by Tarek.

Dennis Keller states: "44 hours of shooting in 3 days, average temperature of -5C and a brilliant team. From the make-up across the catering to our actors everything was right - and I think you also see that in the result!"

The Making-Of can be seen below:

Majesty will release their new album, Rebels, on March 3rd. In the video below, vocalist Tarek unboxes the limited boxset edition of the album:

More intense, more powerful and more epic - Majesty have reached the next stage of evolution and sound the horn of their new album Rebels to conquer the heavy metal throne. Recorded in the band's own studio and refined by the mixing and mastering of Frederik Nordsträm in the Studio Fredman, Rebels is the fundament for "Majesty 2.0".

Pre-order Rebels at this location or via the Amazon widget below and receive Die Like Kings as an instant grat track.

Tracklisting:

Path To Freedom
Die Like Kings
Rebels Of Our Time
Yolo Hm
The Final War
Across The Lightning
Not Available
Iron Hill
Heroes In The Night
Running For Salvation
Fighting Till The End

Die Like Kings lyric video:

Finlands Battle Beast will launch their Bringer Of Pain Over Europe 2017 tour on March 2nd in Mannheim, Germany. Support on the dates comes from Majesty and Gyze. A video trailer promoting the trek can be found below.

Bringer Of Pain Over Europe 2017 dates:

March
2 - Mannheim, Germany - 7er Club
3 - Essen, Germany - Turock
4 - Leipzig, Germany - Hellraiser
5 - Wroclaw, Poland - Liverpool Club
6 - Vienna, Austria - Chelsea
8 - Brescia, Italy - Circolo Colony
9 - Puget-Sur-Argent, France - Le Rat's
10 - Barcelona, Spain - Bikini
11 - Madrid, Spain - Penelope
12 - Lisbon, Portugal - RCA Club
13 - Porto, Portugal - Hard Club
14 - Pamplona, Spain - Totem
16 - Nantes, France - Ferrailleur
17 - Strasbourg, France - La Laiterie
18 - Marsberg, Germany - Metal Diver Festival (Schützenhalle)
19 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob
20 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Little Devil
22 - Wolverhampton, UK - Slade Rooms
23 - Manchester, UK - Ruby Lounge
24 - London, UK - Underworld
25 - Paris, France - Petit Bain
26 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage
27 - Berlin, Germany - Bi Nuu
28 - Hamburg, Germany - Logo
29 - Würzburg, Germany - Posthalle
30 - Siegburg, Germany - Kubana
31 - Stuttgart, Germany - Im Wizemann

April
1 - Wetzikon, Switzerland - Hall Of Fame
2 - Regensburg (Obertraubling), Germany - Eventhall Airport
5 - Budapest, Hungary - Barba Negra
6 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Randal Club
7 - Lindau, Germany - Vaudeville
8 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
9 - Münster, Germany - Sputnikhalle

Trailer:

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Trance Metal Project RAGE OF LIGHT Cover AMON AMARTH's "Twilight Of The Thunder God"; Official Video Posted

Rage Of Light is a Swiss musical project born from the desire of its creator, Jonathan, to combine two music styles that he has liked for a long time : metal and trance. The idea grew in 2007 when a first song entitled "Chasing A Reflection" was created. Mixing electronic sounds with metal rythms, this track laid the foundation of what will become later Rage Of Light. Playing the keyboard and doing vocals in two bands, Dysrider (ex-Trophallaxy) and Nodafreth, Jonathan put aside his hybrid project for several years.

Between 2011 and 2015, he nevertheless composed four new songs of what could be called trance metal. Inspired by the Swiss trance scene of the early 2000s, and by melodic death metal bands, he finally decided to realize his project, integrating a cover song in an EP named in memory of the first title written. For that purpose, he called on two talented musicians who bring a new energy to the project:

Melissa, singer of the band Evenmore, who will surprise more than one person thanks to the versatility of her beautiful voice, and Noé, a gifted guitarist who plays with Jonathan in Nodafreth.

Rage Of Light have released their cover of the Amon Amarth classic "Twilight Of The Thunder God", complete with an official video. Check it our below.

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United States



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Florida’s DAYBREAK EMBRACE Release “The Moment” Music Video

South Florida-based rock/metal band, Daybreak Embrace, has released the official music video for their newest single, "The Moment. Utilizing footage from their performance at Woodstock Poland 2016, "The Moment" was self-filmed and includes live stage shots as well as behind the scenes moments.

The Moment is a tribute to the fans and family gained on a cross-continent journey full of love, life and loud music. - Kenny Figueroa - Guitar

We realize that we are living dreams right now because of your love and support. - Ryan Fry Dorries - Bass

Buy "The Moment" on iTunes.

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United States



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ALL HELL Debut “Vampiric Lust” Music Video

North Carolina's All Hell returns with their Prosthetic Records debut, The Grave Alchemist, out on April 14th. A video for the track Vampiric Lust can be found below.

Produced by Kris Hilbert (The Body), who worked with the band on The Red Sect and mixed and mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust), The Grave Alchemist will see a worldwide release on April 14th. Featuring twelve driving, raucous blackened thrash hymns, the album reveals a marked maturity and growth for these Asheville natives who previously wore their punk rock roots on their proverbial sleeves. The album is a narrative-driven horror concept album that weaves a tale of alchemy, necromancy, and vampirism over the span of three centuries. It is a potent blend of violence, mysticism, psychology, and the occult, distilled into an aural elixir of Blood and Gold.

Pre-order the album here.

Tracklisting:

Grave Alchemy
Necrosophia
Wed The Night
Vampiric Lust
The Castle
Laid To Unrest
Memory Tomb
The Madness Out Of Time
The Thing In The Ground
Return Of The Reaper
Elixir
I Am The Mist

Vampiric Lust:

With the release of The Grave Alchemist, All Hell has expanded their sound while distilling different elements to create a unique blend all their own. Fans of Bathory, Celtic Frost, Samhain, Satyricon, Skeletonwitch, Goatwhore, Toxic Holocaust and the like, pay heed.

All Hell will bring their deviousness to the stage for a short run of live dates this spring with additional live incursions in the plotting stages.

Dates:

March
24 - Lexington, KY - Blood Of The Wolf III

April
27 - Birmingham, AL - The Nick
28 - Atlanta, GA - 529
29 - Nashville, TN - drkmttrD
30 - Knoxville, TN - TBA

March
4 - Raleigh, NC - Slims Downtown
5 - Gaithersburg, MD - Raw Ink Live
6 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
7 - Richmond, VA - Gallery 5

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Canada



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Canada’s ABUSE Return From 16 Year Absence; New Album Announed, “Pwned!” Video Streaming

Like a sucker punch to the gut, Abuse storms back onto the death metal landscape after a lengthy 16 year hangover. They eagerly return to do what they undoubtedly do best, shred your face and put women in their place.

This Canadian outfit recently enlisted the inhuman skills from US skin basher Lord Marco (Neurogenic & Six Feet Under) on drums. Together they have blended the rawest ingredients of death metal, with a hint of tasteless grind, for an unforgiving cocktail of immoral brutality.

Nothing Is Safe proves that Abuse is now poised to punish those who defy and make all submit to serve their depraved desires.

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United Kingdom



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UK’s A TRUST UNCLEAN Sign To Basick Records; “To Encompass And Eclipse” Video Streaming

UK groove death metallers A Trust Unclean will release their new EP Parturition on Basick Records on June 2nd. In celebration of the news, the band has unveiled their new video To Encompass And Eclipse.

Hailing from Oxford, UK, A Trust Unclean have quickly made their mark on the UK death metal scene with their own brand of groovy, technical death metal, performed with sheer precision. A band that brings fun back into live music, via explosive riffs delivered with a smile.

The quintet released their EP Reality Relinquished in August 2015 which was received tremendously amongst press and fans alike. Following a successful UK tour with Osiah the band went on to share stages with the likes of Aversions Crown, Rings Of Saturn, Black Tongue, and Ne Obliviscaris as well as performing at UK Tech Metal Fest with bands such as Decapitated, Heart Of A Coward, Monuments and many more.

After unfortunately parting ways with their vocalist Joe and drummer Scott in late 2016 during the writing process of their new release Parturition (translates to the act of giving birth), the band have since recruited Kyle Lamb on vocals and Noah Plant on drums. With the line-up now stronger than ever, A Trust Unclean have undergone a fresh start, a re-birth and are ready and determined to take their new music as far and wide as possible.

Catch the band live with heavyweights Frontierer at London's The Black Heart, on March 1st.

Tracklisting:

Parturition
Dominion Over Bone
Exonerate
Aeon
Apex
To Encompass And Eclipse
Repurposed
Aetherius

To Encompass And Eclipse video:

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United States



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THE RETICENT Release “The Decision” Video

Progressive metal band The Reticent have released an official video for "The Decision," a track from 2016 album On The Eve Of A Goodbye.

Grammy-nominee and front man Chris Hathcock had this to say about the video:

"After months of planning, The Reticent has finally released their heart-wrenchingly beautiful new video "The Decision."  Taken from the acclaimed album, On The Eve Of A Goodbye, this new video seeks to confront viewers with the reality of suicide and the loss of a loved one.  Made more like a silent film than a music video, the video's narrative is heartbreaking in a way few music videos can be.  This makes "The Decision" the perfect visual companion to the tragic masterpiece of On The Eve Of A Goodbye.  Have some tissues handy."

Heaven & Hell Records released On The Eve Of A Goodbye on October 5th.

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 Folk Metal
 Black Metal



Norway



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TROLLFEST Release “Professor Otto” Music Video; Helluva Album Out Now

Norwegian Balkan metallers, Trollfest, have released a video for “Professor Otto”, a track from their new album, Helluva, out now via NoiseArt Records. Watch the new video below.

The band states: "Trollfest gives you “Professor Otto”! This is a totally kaotic and intense video custom made to fit the frantic nonstop pace of the music that accompanies it! We pulled out all the weird lights we could find, we put colours on them and put them in weird angles! Visually, this is not for the faint of heart! We have a goal for the new album and its accompanying music videos; they shall all be different, and they shall all fit perfectly with the song. “Professor Otto” is a pretty massive song with a relentless thrashy groove and a sweet, progressive midsection. The visuals we choose fits well with the crazy song, and we think that Kaptein Kaos would be proud!"

Helluva is available in the following formats:

- CD-Digipak incl. Helluva-Patch
- Gold Vinyl incl. Poster
- Mint Vinyl incl. Poster
- Silver Vinyl incl. Poster
- Black Vinyl incl. Poster
- Download and Streaming

Order a copy here.

Tracklisting:

“This Is Just The Intro”
“Professor Otto”
“Spelunking Sisters”
“Gigantic Cave”
“Steel Sarah”
“Trollachen”
“Hen Of Hades”
“Reiten mit ein Fisch”
“Fräulein Helluva”
“Kabaret”
“La Grande Finale”
“What A Good Idea”

Bonus tracks (Digipak)
“Don Gnomo Vega”
“Sputnik”

Track-by-track #1:

Track-by-track #2:

"Steel Sarah" video:

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Australia



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ZOMBIE MOTORS WRECKING YARD Launch “Dead Smile” Music Video

Australia’s Zombie Motors Wrecking Yard have released a video for “Dead Smile”, a track from their debut album, Supersonic Rock’N Roll, out now via Napalm Records. Check out the video below.

Supersonic Rock’N Roll is available as a 4-page digipack with a bonus track, and as a very special single LP gatefold edition limited to 300 copies worldwide.

Supersonic Rock’N Roll tracklisting:

“Grind The Grinder”
“Dead Smile”
“Galactic Motherfucker”
“Love For Speed”
“Roll’n Burn”
“Fight Fight Fight”
“Supersonic Rock’n Roll”
“Bad Boy Benny”
“God Of No”
“Judas”
“Sick Sad City” (Bonus Track)

“Dead Smile” video:

"Supersonic Rock'n Roll" video:

Album teaser:

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 Death Metal



Holland



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ANTROPOMORPHIA Release “Murmur Ov The Dead” Music Video; Sermon Ov Wrath Album Streaming In Full

Dutch necromantic death metallers, AntropomorphiA, have released a video for “Murmur Ov The Dead”, a track from the new album, Sermon Ov Wrath, out now. The new clip can be found below, as well as a full album stream.

The new record is available in the following formats:

- CD
- 180g black vinyl
- deep violet marble vinyl (limited to 200 copies)
- blackberry red marble vinyl (limited to 100 copies)
- clear/purple marble vinyl (limited to 100 copies; USA exclusive)

An exclusive t-shirt bundle, plus digital options are also available. Order at this location.

Featuring artwork by 13 Candles Tattoo/Madeleine Hoogkamer, Sermon ov Wrath was once again recorded at drummer Marco Stubbe's Aftermath Studio, and then mastered by Tore Stjerna at Necromorbus Studio, giving the album a savage, crushing sound. As their most diverse record to-date, Sermon ov Wrath contains a bewitching atmosphere, furious groovy riffs, and merciless brutality - proving that the band is not afraid to experiment within the genre.

Sermon Ov Wrath tracklisting:

“Sermon Ov Wrath”
“Suspiria de Profundus”
“Murmur Ov The Dead”
“Ad Me Venite Mortui” (Intro)
“Crown Ov The Dead”
“Sinful Rapture”
“Within Her Pale Tomb Ov Putrid Lust”
“The Blistering Splendour Ov Darkness”
“In Bestial Decadence”

“Murmur Ov The Dead” video:

Album stream:

AntropomorphiA lineup:

Ferry Damen - vocals, guitar
Jos van den Brand - guitar
Marc van Stiphout - bass
Marco Stubbe - drums

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 Progressive Rock



United States



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Nick Beggs’ THE MUTE GODS Release Music Video For Title Track Of New Album

Nick Beggs (Steven Wilson, Steve Hackett), Roger King (Steve Hackett) and Marco Minnemann (Joe Satriani, Aristocrats) return as The Mute Gods with their second album, ...tardigrades will inherit the earth, out now. A music video for the album’s title track is available for streaming below.

Following the release of 2016's debut album 'do nothing till you hear from me', and a Progressive Music Award 2016 win in the Vanguard category, the trio deliver adventurous rock effort infused with timely perspectives on the state of religion, politics, media, and the environment.

The Mute Gods examine these and other major queries facing our planet on its second album for InsideOut Music. It's a darker, deeply thought-provoking follow-up to its acclaimed 2016 debut recording 'Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me'. It picks up from where the first album left off, with its examination of societal control mechanisms, and looks at the inevitable outcomes should we continue down dark, dogmatic pathways. Musically, the album is an expansive rock effort with a heavier, more metal-oriented focus than its predecessor, yet steeped in melodicism and addictive hooks.

Nick Beggs had this to say: "I know I'm not the only person who feels the way I do. Other people understand the state of the world and what's at stake as we make one terrifyingly bad decision after another. This album asks people to take off their rose-tinted spectacles and consider the reality facing us. At this point in my career, I feel strongly that it's important to use music as a vehicle for truth, not just feel-good entertainment."

The album is available as a limited edition CD digipak (with bonus track), gatefold 2LP + CD & digital download.

Tracklisting:

“Saltatio Mortis”
“Animal Army”
“We Can't Carry On”
“The Dumbing Of The Stupid”
“Early Warning”
“Tardigrades Will Inherit The Earth”
“Window Onto The Sun”
“Lament”
“The Singing Fish Batticaloa”
“Hallelujah” (bonus track)
“The Andromeda Strain”
“Stranger Than Fiction”

“Tardigrades Will Inherit The Earth” video:

Track-by-track #1:

Track-by-track #2:

Track-by-track #3:

“We Can’t Carry On” lyric video:

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Germany



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VITJA Debut “Heavy Rain” Music Video

Vitja have released a video for “Heavy Rain”, a track from their sophomore album, Digital Love, which is set for release on March 3rd via Century Media. Watch the new clip, produced by Iconographic, below.

Digital Love was recorded and produced over the course of a year at Sureshot Studios by Vitja, Daniel Keller and Andreas Vieten and mixed/mastered by Aljoscha Sieg at Pitchback Studios.

If you pre-order a digital copy of Digital Love via iTunes or Amazon you get access to “Scum”, “No One As Master No One As Slave” and “Heavy Rain” immediately.

Vitja is the Russian equivalent to the first name Viktor which translates to “winner”. After already creating an underground buzz in their native Germany with their album Echos and the Your Kingdom EP, the four-piece from Cologne and Muenster is set out to win over the rest of the world.

Tracklisting:

“Scum”
“D(e)ad”
“No One As Master No One As Slave”
“Roses”
“Digital Love”
“Six Six Sick”
“The Golden Shot”
“Heavy Rain”
“Find What You Love And Kill It”
“In Pieces”
“The Flood”
“I'm Sorry”
“New Breed”

“Heavy Rain” video:

“No One As Master No One As Slave” video:

“Scum” lyric video:

“New Breed” video:

After playing more than 300 shows already, it is time for Vitja to headline their first club tour throughout Germany. Special guests will be Breathe Atlantis, Improvement and Die Heart.

Tour dates:

April
14 - Berlin, Germany - Privatclub
15 - Hannover, Germany - Lux
16 - Cologne, Germany - MTC
20 - Wiesbaden, Germany - Schlachthof
21 - Stuttgart, Germany - Club Zentral
22 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
28 - Hamburg, Germany - Logo
29 - Dresden, Germany - KONK Club
30 - Muenster, Germany - Sputnikhalle

Vitja are:

David Beule - vocals
Mario Metzler - bass
Vladimir Dontschenko - guitar
Daniel Pampuch - drums

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 Metal Core



Holland



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THE CHARM THE FURY Releases 'Echoes' Video

The official video for the song "Echoes" from the Amsterdam-based metal band THE CHARM THE FURY can be seen below. The track is taken from the group's sophomore album, "The Sick, Dumb & Happy", which will be released on March 17 via Nuclear Blast / Arising Empire. The disc was recorded at Wisseloord, ICP Belgium. The mixing was completed by Josh Wilbur (MEGADETH, LAMB OF GOD, HATEBREED) with additional mixing by Stefan Glaumann (WITHIN TEMPTATION, RAMMSTEIN, PARADISE LOST). Ted Jensen of Sterling Sound in New York City and Brian "Big Bass" Gardner handled the mastering.

The cover artwork for the follow-up to 2013's "A Shade Of My Former Self" can be seen below.

"The Sick, Dumb & Happy" track listing:

01. Down On The Ropes02. Echoes03. Weaponized04. No End In Sight05. Blood And Salt06. Corner Office Maniacs07. The Future Need Us Not08. Silent War09. The Hell In Me10. Songs Of Obscenity11. Break And Dominate

Commented the group: "This record is a cross-section of the metal sound we hope will resurrect in the next ten years a return to thrash roots, headbanging anthems, and tried-and-tested songwriting that made metal so great back in the '80s and '90s.

"We found Robert Sammelin via an app, saw his work and immediately knew that this was our guy. He still hand-draws his designs, creating some completely surreal comic-style images. While working with him we actually found out that he did key artwork for 'Battlefield 1', which is crazy. We gave him the rough idea for the spiral eyed skull, the color scheme and blood spatters was all his idea. We wanted something different and we feel he created a completely unique piece, better than anything we could come up with."

THE CHARM THE FURY has matured since their debut. With several of Europe's biggest festivals under their belts, they have transformed their sound into a startling slab of ultra-modern but utterly distinctive metal that shrewdly and honestly redefines what THE CHARM THE FURY is all about. Driven by a collective distaste for the state of the world in the 21st century, the band recorded an angry album underpinned by ferocious intelligence and a heartfelt desire to wake people out of their digital stupors.

THE CHARM THE FURY is:

Caroline Westendorp - VocalsMathijs Tieken - DrumsRolf Perdok - GuitarMartijn Slegtenhorst - GuitarLucas Arnoldussen - Bass

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 Heavy Metal



Germany



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SINNER Releases 'Tequila Suicide' Video

German rockers SINNER who are led by PRIMAL FEAR bassist Mat Sinner have released the official video for "Tequila Suicide", the title track of their forthcoming album. Check it out below.

Due on March 31 via AFM, "Tequila Suicide" was produced by Mat Sinner, and co-produced, mixed and engineered by Dennis Ward. The album features Tom Naumann (PRIMAL FEAR), Alexander Scholpp (TARJA) on guitars, Francesco Jovino (PRIMAL FEAR) on drums, plus special guests Sascha Krebs, Kolinda Brozovic, Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE), Ricky Warwick (BLACK STAR RIDERS), Pete Lincoln (THE SWEET), Neil Witchard and Magnus Karlsson (PRIMAL FEAR).

"Tequila Suicide" track listing:

01. Go Down Fighting02. Tequila Suicide03. Road To Hell04. Dragons05. Battle Hill06. Sinner Blues07. Why08. Gypsy Rebels09. Loud & Clear10. Dying On A Broken Heart

Digipack bonus tracks:

11. House Of Rock12. Monday Morning13. I Am

SINNER's album of re-recorded versions of the best songs from the band's early years, "Touch Of Sin 2" (in a nod to SINNER's 1985 album, "Touch Of Sin"), was released in August 2013 via AFM.

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 Hard Rock



United States



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KXM Featuring KORN, KING'S X, Ex-DOKKEN Members: 'Noises In The Sky' Video Premiere

The Jamie Brown-directed video for "Noises In The Sky", a brand new song from KXM, the project featuring drummer Ray Luzier (KORN), bassist/vocalist Doug Pinnick (KING'S X) and guitarist George Lynch (LYNCH MOB, DOKKEN), can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's sophomore album, "Scatterbrain", which will be released on March 17 via Rat Pak Records.

The follow-up to KXM's 2014 self-titled debut is currently available for pre-order via the Rat Pak web site in various bundles, including signed CDs and t-shirts. "Scatterbrain" was recorded at the Steakhouse studio in North Hollywood, California. The 13-track effort was helmed by Chris "The Wizard" Collier (FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, PRONG, LAST IN LINE), who also produced KXM's debut. From the infectious riff of the album opener "Scatterbrain" to the outro of "Angel", KXM has created something truly special and musically diverse. Songs like "Breakout", "Calypso" and "True Deceivers" are sonically different from each other, taking the listener on a musical journey.

"Scatterbrain" is thematically a darker record than the debut. The album builds upon the developed KXM rock sound but this time includes some different dynamics drawing inspiration from prog, ska, punk and metal. Through it all, it remains undeniably KXM. Recorded over the span of ten days, every song on "Scatterbrain" was the result of a musical jam from all three members playing together in the same room. Luzier explains: "We wanted to use the same formula as the first KXM record: book studio time, come in fresh every day with a new idea and run with it and not overthink anything." Lynch describes the sessions as record-topia: "We showed up in the studio, camped out with a bunch of gear and let the tape roll! Just like the first album no pre-production, no rehearsal, no pre-written songs." Pinnick adds: "The vibe was like a bunch of old friends having fun creating music like the previous record nothing but fun!" "Scatterbrain" track listing: 01. Scatterbrain02. Breakout03. Big Sky Country04. Calypso05. Not A Single Word06. Obsession07. Noises In The Sky08. Panic Attack09. It's Never Enough10. True Deceivers11. Stand12. Together13. Angel KXM takes its name from the combination of the members' other projects: K from KORN, X from KING'S X and M from LYNCH MOB.

In an interview with Revolver magazine, Luzier, Lynch and Pinnick spoke about how KXM came together.

"I had a birthday party for my son and invited a bunch of friends and musicians," Ray said. "Doug and George ended up in my home studio picking up my guitars and jamming around a bit. George said, 'We should all do a record together sometime,' and I said, 'That would be a dream come true!'

"I've been a huge KING'S X fan for decades and have been following George and had respected his playing for decades. We just tried to figure out everyone's schedules to make it happen. I give it up for George for being so persistent in getting this going. KORN tours all year, every year, and with Doug and George's crazy schedules, it's just awesome that we made it happen. I'm very pleased with the result."

Pinnick added: "George was the instigator. Ray and I have known each other for quite a while and always talked about doing something together, but George brought it up at Ray's party and we agreed. George got after it and Ray did the same! Before I knew it, we were in a studio in the mountains, got a record deal, a video and a CD. As they say in Texas, 'You gotta get after it!' George has an incredible amount of energy and humor, and he gets things done. I've learned a lot from him. He's a true genius with the heart of a saint and he comes up with some crazy guitar parts."

Lynch said: "When you're working as a pro musician in L.A., you're frequently running into other players who you know and respect. A lot of times, the 'dream band' conversation comes up. It's fun to talk about. A lot of times, it's the alcohol talking. But the reality for most of us is that we're locked into other commitments and obligations that in the cold light of day don't really afford us the time or flexibility to pull off these projects that look great on paper.

"I'm not trying to take credit here, but I gotta honestly say I was determined to follow through and at least push hard enough to see if we could get any momentum going. Ray jumped right in and was obviously really excited about making it happen, despite his insanely busy schedule with KORN. I think for Doug, it was sort of like, 'Well, yeah, sure, I'll invest some time and energy into this,' but I don't think he realized how profound and potentially musically rewarding and even important KXM could become. But as the writing and recording started to happen and evolve, he became like a little kid in a candy store!"

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 Hard Rock



United States



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TOKYO MOTOR FIST Feat. TRIXTER Guitarist, DANGER DANGER Singer: 'Pickin' Up The Pieces' Video

The official video for the song "Pickin' Up The Pieces" from TOKYO MOTOR FIST can be seen below.

You don't need to be a die-hard '80s metal fan to know that the fruits of an artistic alliance between DANGER DANGER singer Ted Poley and guitarist/producer Steve Brown of TRIXTER is going to make melodic rock fans rejoice! The two musicians from New Jersey recently created TOKYO MOTOR FIST and the new band has unleashed its self-titled debut album via Frontiers Music Srl.

Indeed, TOKYO MOTOR FIST is exactly what you would expect: catchy and uplifting hard rock, the way is should be! You want big we mean, BIG hooks? You got 'em. What about major guitar riffs? Of course there's plenty of those. Killer rhythm section? Well, with Greg Smith (TED NUGENT, RAINBOW, ALICE COOPER) and Chuck Burgi (RAINBOW, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, JOE LYNN TURNER), you simply can't go wrong! Ted and Steve have been friends for a long time. They were playing the same club circuit with their respective bands, DANGER DANGER and TRIXTER, when both bands were starting their careers. Over the years, they've had a great personal relationship and the idea of doing a record together has been in the cards for many years. Now, thanks to Frontiers, this concept has become a reality. "To say that I'm excited for the world to hear TOKYO MOTOR FIST would be an understatement," says Steve Brown. "Working on this project with my rock and roll brothers Ted Poley, Greg Smith and Chuck Burgi was a total blast We had fun and it shows in the performances and in the music! As a songwriter, I couldn't be happier with the way the songs came together. Fans of TRIXTER, DANGER DANGER, DEF LEPPARD, BON JOVI and CHEAP TRICK will get the best of all those worlds." Poley adds: "Working with guys of this caliber was amazing. I was excited to collaborate with my longtime friend Steve Brown, who is not only a really great songwriter and guitarist but also an insanely cool producer! The band sounds great and very high energy. The vocals of Steve and I along with his SHREDDING guitar, combined with the world-class rhythm powerhouse section of Greg Smith and Chuck Burgi is amazing. What a cool band the sound is HUGE. But it's the songs that drew me into making this album in the beginning and the record is full of catchy songs with massive choruses and great melodies and sounds BIG BIG BIG! I am beyond THRILLED with the final result and I hope you will be too." "Tokyo Motor Fist" track listing: 01. Pickin' Up The Pieces02. Love Me Insane03. Shameless04. Love05. Black And Blue06. You're My Revolution07. Don't Let Me Go08. Put Me To Shame09. Done To Me10. Get You Off My Mind11. Fallin' Apart TOKYO MOTOR FIST is:

Ted Poley - VocalsSteve Brown - Guitar, Vocals Greg Smith - BassChuck Burgi - Drums

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 Death Core



United States



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SUICIDE SILENCE Releases 'Dying In A Red Room' Video

"Dying In A Red Room", the new video from California deathcore masters SUICIDE SILENCE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new, self-titled album, which is being released today (Friday, February 24) via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The CD was produced by Ross Robinson, who has previously worked with KORN, SLIPKNOT, LIMP BIZKIT and SEPULTURA, among others, and was mixed by Joe Barresi (KYUSS, MELVINS, TOOL, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE).

Commented SUICIDE SILENCE vocalist Hernan "Eddie" Hermida: "The way 'Dying In A Red Room' came about was simply being on tour in the back lounge one crazy night and that riff was spewed out and stuck. We started jamming it and that song was done quick and natural. We wanted that song to be very fluid.

"The song is meant to be a love song to the ghosts we carry around with us. To never be afraid to be yourself or listen to your heart. In a way, that is always what this band has wanted to represent. Fearlessness."

Hermida earlier in the month defended SUICIDE SILENCE's decision to explore new musical territory on the group's fifth abum, explaining that "if we didn't do this, it would be doing a disservice to the (band) name."

SUICIDE SILENCE has come under fire in recent weeks following the release of the track "Doris" from the new disc. The controversy over the track's new sound — featuring a more melodic and clean singing style, in the vein of acts like DEFTONES and KORN — even caused one disgruntled fan to launch a petition to stop the record coming out.

"We really stepped outside of ourselves and wrote a record that challenged us," Hermida told The Orange County Register. "It's going to challenge our fan base, too, and people that were used to hearing that certain sound out of us.

"If we didn't do this, it would be doing a disservice to the (band) name," he continued. "By making it self-titled, we're telling fans and we're telling ourselves that this is who we are now."

According to Hermida, "Suicide Silence" solidifies his status as a full-fledged member of SUICIDE SILENCE, four years after the death of his predecessor, Mitch Lucker.

"Nothing can change that Mitch passed away and when he did, he took what the band was and he actually changed it," Hermida said. "He gave us the gift of self-realization in a very volatile time and when you're given that gift and you don't explore it and take it where you need to, you're succumbing to the fear and pain instead of growing from it. We wanted to tell people that it's okay to grow and to step outside of the things that keep you from exploring and expanding your world, your community and yourself."

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Belgium



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BLACK MIRRORS Debut “Funky Queen” Music Video

Black Mirrors have released a video for “Funky Queen”, the title track of the band’s upcoming debut EP, to be released on March 3rd via Napalm Records. Watch the video below.

If Janis Joplin, Jack White, Anouk, Nirvana and Queens Of The Stone Age ever had the chance to breed, this band would have been their favourite creation: Belgium's answer to pretty much every rock band out there, Black Mirrors, manage to gather an endless amount of influences which have been ruling the rock n’ roll universe for decades.

The EP artwork by mighty Sebastian Jerke (Greenleaf, My Sleeping Karma) and tracklisting below.

Tracklisting:

“Funky Queen”
“Kick Out The Jams” (MC5 cover)
“The Mess”
“Canard Vengeur Masqué”

“Funky Queen” video:

“Funky Queen” lyric video:

The Funky Queen EP will be available as a limited first edition 4-page digipack as well as black & colored vinyl. Pre-order here.

Tour dates with Horisont are listed below.

March
16 - Hamburg, Germany - Logo
17 - Siegen, Germany - Vortex
18 - Düsseldorf, Germany - Pitcher
19 - Helmond, Netherlands - Cacaofabriek
20 - Nijmegen, Netherlands - Merleyn
21 - Liège, Belgium - La Zone
23 - Munich, Germany - Backstage
24 - Fontaneto D'Agogna, Italy - Phenomenon
25 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
26 - Vienna, Austria - Das Bach
27 - Salzburg, Austria - Rockhouse
28 - Mörlenbach-Weiher, Germany - Live Music Hall
29 - Lichtenfels, Germany - Paunchy Cats
30 - Berlin, Germany - Privatclub
31 - Randers, Denmark - Von Hatten

April
1 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Huset

Headline shows:

March
2 - Brussels, Belgium - Botanique    
7 - Ankara, Turkey - ODTÜ    

April
6 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix

Black Mirrors lineup:

Marcella Di Troia: Vocals
Pierre Lateur: Guitar
Gino Caponi: Bass
Nicolas Scalliet: Drums

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France



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SVART CROWN Premier “Orgasmic Spiritual Ecstasy” Music Video

Abreaction, the new studio album from Svart Crown, will be released on March 3rd in Europe, and March 17th in North America via Century Media. A video for the album track, “Orgasmic Spiritual Ecstasy”, is available for streaming below.

Abreaction will be available as a limited deluxe digipak that folds out to a cross (EU version), limited digipak (US version), limited gatefold LP+CD with a 12-page LP-booklet and as digital download/stream. Pre-order here.

The cover artwork for Abreaction was created by Stefan Thanneur and perfectly captures the vibe of Abreaction with its voodoo-like atmosphere and eldritch inscrutability.

Abreaction tracklisting:

“Golden Sacrament”
“Carcosa”
“The Pact: To The Devil His Due”
“Upon This Intimate Madness”
“Khimba Rites”
“Tentacion”
“Orgasmic Spiritual Ecstasy”
“Transsubstantiation”
“Emphatic Illusion”
“Lwas”
“Nganda”

“Orgasmic Spiritual Ecstasy” video:

“Khimba Rites” lyric video:

“Transsubstantiation”:

Tour dates:

February
23 - Le Petit Bain - Paris, France
25 - Le 106 - Rouen, France

March
3 - Le Metronum - Toulouse, France

Svart Crown lineup:

JB Le Bail - vocals, guitars
Ludovic Veyssière - bass
Kévin Paradis - drums
Kevin Verlay - guitars

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