"Someone Says", the new video from Italian metallers LABYRINTH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new studio album, "Architecture Of A God", which will be released on April 21 via Frontiers Music Srl.
In the spring of 2016, the band's founding members, Andrea Cantarelli and Olaf Thorsen received a call from Frontiers asking them to discuss with vocalist Roberto Tiranti the possibilities of a reunion with a return to their classic sound to mount a comeback for the band. After much discussion, the guys agreed to make an album and also to make a very special appearance at the the first annual Frontiers Metal Festival, where they performed their signature album, "Return To Heaven Denied", in its entirety. [Said performance is being prepared for a future home video release.] Olaf says: "This has been easily the most difficult and challenging album I ever worked on.
"To be honest, when Frontiers contacted me, insisting to make this reunion happen, I was skeptical and worried. We couldn't simply make a new album; it wouldn't have been honest to the fans, to ourselves.
"Of course, this is as easy to say as also unbelievably tough to make real: we have so many good albums out there, looking at us from their past and which people still keep in their minds and hearts. That's why we decided to strengthen our lineup, joining with nobody else but the best musicians we believed they would have fitted perfectly into our perspective of the music we were about to write." Andrea adds: "The making of this album has been a fantastic journey. We brought back a lot of classic elements of our music, mixing it with something new and I'm so enthusiastic about the final result." Roberto Tiranti makes it short: "Just when you thought you already gave everything you could, expressing every possible musical aspect of your way of intending music for a band like LABYRINTH, then comes 'Architecture Of A God' to remind you that nothing is impossible!" With a new lineup rounded out by drummer extraordinaire John Macaluso (TNT, RIOT, ARK), Oleg Smirnoff (VISION DIVINE, EDRITCH) on keyboards, and Nik Mazzucconi on bass, LABYRINTH are truly coming back stronger than ever and have offered up a superb self-produced album. "Architecture Of A God" (mixed by DGM's Simone Mularoni) is a record that encompasses all the elements the band is known for: fast power metal songs with unforgettable hooks, epic prog-infused metal songs, and some great melodic numbers that compose a record which is easily going to be another milestone for the Italian metal masters! "What we have in our hands, now, it's 'Architecture Of A God': by far, the most mature and complete album we ever wrote," concludes Thorsen.
"There's no will to challenge our glorious past, but I'm really confident that, once released, this album will set a new standard for our music!"
"Architecture Of A God" track listing:
01. Bullets02. Still Alive03. Take On My Legacy04. A New Dream05. Someone Says06. Random Logic07. Architecture Of A God08. Children09. Those Days10. We Belong To Yesterday11. Stardust And Ashes12. Diamond LABYRINTH 2017 is:
Roberto Tiranti - lead vocalsOlaf Thorsen - lead guitarsAndrea Cantarelli - lead guitarsNik Mazzucconi - bass guitarOleg Smirnoff - keyboardsJohn Macaluso - drums
"Cheaper To Drink Alone", the new Blake Judd-directed video from Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY, can be seen below. The clip was filmed on February 21 at Spillway Bar And Grill in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
"This video is the first time we have stepped outside of our comfort zone, only to end up further into our comfort zone," commented BLACK STONE CHERRY. "It's funny, it's light hearted, it's rock 'n' roll. It shows a side of the band that exists on a daily basis, and that is our love for ridiculous humor and not taking ourselves too seriously. We hope y'all enjoy it as much as we did creating it! We are also honored to have appearances of our friends from Number JUAN Tequila, Against The Grain Brewery, and Lzzy and Joe from our longtime buddies HALESTORM."
"Cheaper To Drink Alone" is taken from BLACK STONE CHERRY's fifth studio album, "Kentucky", which was released in April 2016 via Mascot Label Group. The CD was recorded at Barrick Recording in Glasgow, Kentucky. Taking a "back-to-the-roots" approach, the effort was produced in the same way and same place as BLACK STONE CHERRY's eponymous debut album, which broke the band out of the small southern backwater and onto the world stage.
BLACK STONE CHERRY guitarist Ben Wells told Metal Hammer magazine about "Kentucky": "This is the first time we [got] to self-produce. And most of the songs, with the exception of maybe two or three out of fifteen, are all written by us, the four of us. Which all of our songs always are — we might co-write with somebody — but this time, the majority of the songs are all written by us. So it feels really good to kind of have that creative freedom. It's raw, it's heavy. [We went] back to our hometown to record it, where we did our debut album. So we're kind of revisiting some of that old mojo that we had, and I think our fans have been wanting that from us for a long time now. These are probably some of the coolest songs we've written as far as the music and the melodies."
"Escape Velocity", the new Rich Pembridge-directed video from British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE), can be seen below. The song is taken from his ninth solo album, "Endure And Survive", which was released on March 3 via Blaze Bayley Recording. The disc was recorded at Birmingham, England's Robannas Studios and said to be "an exciting and enthralling sequel" to his 2016 release "Infinite Entanglement", which was the first of a trilogy of releases following a sci-fi concept and storyline.
"Endure And Survive" is accompanied by a world tour totalling some 120 shows. The European leg of the tour is taking place principally between February and June 2017. After a small number of summer shows, Blaze will then go to the United States and Canada during August-September. It's also planned to take the tour to Latin America in 2018.
Throughout this world tour, Blaze is being backed by his main recording and touring musicians, picked from British metal band ABSOLVA and including Chris Appleton (guitar, backing vocals), Martin McNee (drums), Karl Schramm (bass, backing vocals).
In addition to the established bandmembers as above from ABSOLVA, "Endure And Survive" also contains a talented array of collaborators: Luke Appleton (ICED EARTH, ABSOLVA) on backing vocals; Michelle Sciarrotta on nylon acoustic, backing vocals, voice actor; Jo Robinson on backing vocals; Mel Adams on backing vocals; Liz Owen on backing vocals; Thomas Zwijsen on nylon acoustic, Anne Bakker on violin, backing vocals; Corvin Bahn (Uli Jon Roth) on accordion; Aine Brewer (voice actor); and Rob Toogood (voice actor) on backing vocals.
The spectacular album artwork was created by Andreas Sandberg, with additional images from Christopher Steenstrup who is also working on a Blaze Bayley video game.
"Endure And Survive" was recorded between October and December 2016, produced by Blaze Bayley and Chris Appleton, mixed and engineered by Miguel Seco, mastered by Ade Emsley (IRON MAIDEN, TANK, PHIL CAMPBELL). As with the previous record, the songwriting has been a collaboration between Blaze, Chris Appleton and Michelle Sciarrotta.
"Endure And Survive" track listing:
01. Endure And Survive02. Escape Velocity03. Blood04. Eating Lies05. Destroyer06. Dawn Of The Dead Son07. Remember08. Fight Back09. The World Is Turning The Wrong Way10. Together We Can Move The Sun
2014-2015 was a period of building momentum for Blaze, partly created by the highly popular release of the fifteenth anniversary edition of his debut solo record, "Silicon Messiah", as well as his "Soundtracks Of My Life" thirty-year compilation celebrating his career since he began singing with his first band WOLFSBANE, before catapulting to worldwide fame with IRON MAIDEN.
2016 saw a significant renaissance with the remarkable plaudits given to the "Infinite Entanglement" album from fans and critics alike. The year was also notable for Blaze's special guest performance with DISTURBED at the U.K.'s premier festival Download when the warmth and recognition from the crowd was as crystal clear as it was predictable given Blaze's reputation for connecting with audiences.
German rockers SINNER — who are led by PRIMAL FEAR bassist Mat Sinner — have released the official video for the song "Road To Hell". Check it out below.
"Road To Hell" is taken from SINNER's new album, "Tequila Suicide", which will be released on March 31 via AFM. The disc 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.
Today Is The Day has released the reissue of Temple Of The Morning Star. This marks the 25th anniversary of the band, as well as the 20th anniversary of the band’s seminal album. Temple Of The Morning Star: 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition is remastered by Maor Appelbaum (Cynic, YES, Faith No More, Sepultura), and available on digital, CD/DVD, and 2LP formats, featuring exclusive, never-before seen and heard bonus material from the band's deep archives.
The CD/DVD package includes:
Disc 1 - Newly remastered album plus bonus tracks*
Disc 2 (DVD) - Today Is The Day live at The Whiskey A Go-Go (1997)
“Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” (Demo)
“Temple of The Morning Star” (Demo)
The 2LP package includes:
LP 1 - Newly re-mastered album
LP 2 - Bonus demos plus live audio from The Whiskey A Go-Go (1997)
Tracklisting (Included in all three package options):
“Temple Of The Morning Star” (Acoustic)
“The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself”
“High As The Sky”
“Root Of All Evil”
“Satan Is Alive”
“Friend For Life”
“My Life With You”
“I See You”
“Temple Of The Morning Star”
“Sabbath Bloody Sabbath”
“Temple Of The Morning Star”
Live At The Whiskey A Go Go (1997)
“High As The Sky”
“Bugs (Death March)”
“My First Knife”
“The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself”
Norwegian horror thrashers Critical Solution have released a video for the title track of their new album, Barbara The Witch, out on April 28th via Crime Records. Find the new clip below.
The record is based on a true story from their hometown Helleland which took place in the 1600's and is narrated by Arthur Brown, The God of Hellfire. The album will come as a double disc also containing bonus disc Covers From Hell featuring many guests including Snowy Shaw.
Recorded in Sonic Train Studios with producer Andy La Rocque (King Diamond) at the helm, this is the most horror filled album yet.
“Natas Fo Live”
“Barbara The Witch”
“Red Hooded Devils”
“The Burning Pyre”
“End Of The Beginning”
“The Headless Horsemen”
“A Lady In White”
“Return Of The Witch”
“Into The Abyss”
CD2 – Covers From Hell
“Locked Up In Snow” (King Diamond’s Black Rose cover)
“Let It Die” (Ozzy Osbourne cover)
“Killed By Death” (Motörhead cover, feat Whit Crane/LaRocque)
“Iron Man” (Black Sabbath cover)
“Speed King” (Deep Purple cover)
“Gypsy” (Uriah Heep cover featuring Snowy Shaw)
EVANESCENCE frontwoman Amy Lee has released the official music video for her new single, "Speak To Me", the end title theme from the forthcoming suspense/drama "Voice From The Stone". "Game Of Thrones"' Emilia Clarke stars in the film alongside Marton Csokas, Caterina Murino, Remo Girone, Lisa Gastoni and Edward Dring.
Directed by Eric Howell and scored by Michael Wandmacher, the haunting thriller set in 1950s Tuscany is due July 24. USA Today premiered the movie trailer, which can be viewed below. As a prelude, Lee shared an intro video to the track on her YouTube channel last April. Captured during the recording of the song at legendary Skywalker Ranch, the piece gives us a glimpse inside the process, with the gorgeous piano of "Speak To Me" as the backdrop. A few exclusive clips are also included, providing fans with a preview into the movie. "Speak To Me" is available for download on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play, and streaming on Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music Unlimited.
Lee has a message for her fans about the film and her creative process behind the song and its accompanying video: "I'm very excited to share a new song which I was asked to create as the end title for the forthcoming film 'Voice From The Stone', which stars the incredibly talented and captivating Emilia Clarke. The song is called 'Speak To Me'. "There are many reasons why I felt inspired to work on this project.
"'Voice From The Stone' tells the haunting story of Verena, a nurse who is asked to aid a young boy who has fallen silent after the sudden passing of his mother. Verena is brought in to help him speak again.
"As a new mother myself, the film resonated very deeply with me. I had the opportunity to work closely with Eric Howell, who directed the film, and Michael Wandmacher, who composed the score.
"I was very moved by the movie, and after having my first conversation with Eric and Michael, I felt a surge of inspiration and immediately began writing.
"It is a rare phenomenon to really share a creative vision so completely, and that made for a very powerful experience, and an end result that I am very proud of.” "It was an honor to be able to work with Eric on the music video as well, which was shot in Sienna, Italy, at the same beautiful location as the film.
"We conceived the video as a parallel and backstory to the film, which explores the strong bond of love between Malvina and her son, and the belief that love is stronger than death." Amy Lee is currently in the studio with EVANESCENCE working on new music, to be released later this year.
"Fall Of A Nation", the new video from Swedish metallers CORRODED, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Defcon Zero", which will be released on April 14 via Despotz Records.
Comments the group: "We wanted the video to show how the song feels and we think it's spot on. Dark, ugly and ferocious — just like us! Hard rock fans will love it. So if your eyes bleed after this one, you're probably not that into heavy music. It might also be our appearances, but nonetheless, it's time to bang heads and make some trouble!"
"Defcon Zero" may be CORRODED's first new album in five years, but the band's goal is still the same — "world domination," says singer/guitarist Jens Westin with a laugh. With "Defcon Zero", CORRODED continues where "State Of Disgrace" left off, but ventures into "a little heavier and a bit more melodic" territory.
"We worked solely within the band this time as we entered this process with only some form of a raw idea, without any preconceptions," Westin adds. "From there on, everybody contributed. The creative process was based on a live feeling and we had tremendous fun while recording."
"Affliction", the new Rawrec Production-directed video from Greek/Swedish melodic death metallers NIGHTRAGE, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's seventh album, "The Venomous", which will be released on March 31 via Despotz Records. The disc was recorded at Zero Gravity Studios in Athens with producer Terry Nikas.
Says the band: "The NIGHTRAGE sound is evolving and we are ready to take it to new exciting and creative heights. We cannot wait to unleash this out into the world!"
According to a press release, "The Venomous" "is a relentless tale of extinction, told with as much venomous aggression as there are intriguing and mesmerizing melodies. Memorable hooks and some of the catchiest choruses that metal has seen in decades does nothing to compromise the brutality and honesty that NIGHTRAGE is known for. The music is catchy and extreme. Lyrically, the album deals with the failure of mankind and how we as human beings are racing towards our own extinction."
NIGHTRAGE recently announced the addition of Magnus Söderman on guitar and Lawrence Dinamarca on drums.
NIGHTRAGE's sixth studio album, "The Puritan", was released in April 2015 via Despotz Records. The CD marked vocalist Ronnie Nyman's recorded debut with NIGHTRAGE after he performed with the band on its Japanese and Russian tours.
NIGHTRAGE was founded in 2000 in Greece by Marios Iliopoulos and his close friend, Gus G., who departed after the band's second album, "Descent Into Chaos". During the band's seventeen-year career, NIGHTRAGE has released six studio albums and toured across Europe, the U.S., Canada and Asia while employing various musicians from AT THE GATES, EVERGREY, DARK TRANQUILLITY, AMARANTHE and FIREWIND.
Wednesday 13, who mixes punk rock and metal with kitschy horror imagery and who is formerly one half of the MURDERDOLLS braintrust, will release his seventh solo studio album, titled "Condolences", on June 2 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The follow-up to 2015's "Monsters Of The Universe" was produced by Chris "Zeuss" Harris, who previously worked with Wednesday 13 and guitarist Roman Surman on the 2010 MURDERDOLLS album "Women & Children Last". The artwork was created by Travis Smith (OPETH, KATATONIA, NEVERMORE) and can be seen below.
The official video for the song "What The Night Brings" can be seen below.
Wednesday 13 comments: "I'm really excited to unveil the new video for 'What The Night Brings', the first track from our upcoming album, 'Condolences'. It kicks off our new album and really sets the tone for the rest of it.
"We worked on the video with director Matt Zane (SOCIETY ONE) and he really helped bring a spooky vibe.
"The song reminds me of a heavy metal version of 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' theme! It was also a lot of fun filming the extra scenes too, where I get to dress up like a demon at a ritual!
"I never knew that singing with fangs would be so difficult, but I made it work!"
"Condolences" track listing:
01. Last Rites02. What The Night Brings03. Cadaverous04. Blood Sick05. Good Riddance06. You Breathe, I Kill07. Omen Amen08. Cruel To You09. Eulogy XIII10. Prey For Me11. Lonesome Road To Hell12. Condolences13. Death Infinity
Wednesday 13 told Creative Loafing that "Condolences" may be his darkest and heaviest album to date. "The campiness is kind of gone off of this record," he said. "It's definitely heavier, and definitely the best-produced sounding thing, I think, I've ever recorded. A lot of people go, 'He's serious now!' Well, I'm 40 years old now. I'm growing with the music, my band, everything, and this record definitely has some experimenting with different sounds and things. The sense of humor is still always there, but maybe not as campy as it's always been, and sometimes that comes off more serious."
Regarding the subject matter covered on "Condolences", Wednesday 13 said: "The theme is death, and it comes from everything from the point of view of a killer, the point of view of being killed, and the whole record ends with the title track 'Condolences' and that's like the funeral."
He continued: "It's just a dark, weird record, kind of inspired by basically everybody who seems to be dropping around us. I kept seeing, 'Condolences, sorry for your loss,' and I saw that, and I themed the record around what's in the air right now."
"Black Hoodie", the new video from BODY COUNT, the metal band fronted by hip-hop legend, actor and director Ice-T, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Treach Tribe.
Ice-T states: "This type of thing happens every day and nobody marches or it never makes the news. The video speaks for itself."
"Black Hoodie" is taken from BODY COUNT's new album, "Bloodlust", which will be released on March 31 via Century Media Records. The disc was recorded with producer Will Putney (MISS MAY I, UPON A BURNING BODY), who also helmed 2014's "Manslaughter". The new CD features guest appearances by Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, SEPULTURA), MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine and LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe. The effort also contains BODY COUNT's medley of the SLAYER songs "Postmortem" and "Raining Blood".
"Bloodlust" track listing:
01. Civil War (feat. Dave Mustaine)02. The Ski Mask Way03. This Is Why We Ride04. All Love Is Lost (feat. Max Cavalera)05. Raining Blood / Postmortem (SLAYER medley)06. God, Please Believe Me07. Walk With Me… (feat. Randy Blythe)08. Here I Go Again09. No Lives Matter10. Bloodlust11. Black Hoodie
Ice-T recently told Revolver magazine about "Bloodlust": "Making records is a very interesting process. You work really hard on something and finish it and then you'll be, like, 'Yo, that sounds like somebody else's record.' Or, 'Hey, didn't we just make that record three days ago?'
"One time we did two songs in a row and afterwards I looked at them and said, 'That's the same riff in each song.' So we had to pick one. But in the end, we came up with some very aggressive and cool music."
He added: "I like to start with hot metal tracks that you can listen to without a word on them and go, 'Wow, that was just like fire!’ The music tells me what the song is about, and that's when the words start coming to me. Then it's up to me not to fuck it up."
As for the choice of album title, Ice-T said: "Bloodlust is part of the human makeup. Murder is about as normal as love. It's in our nature to want to get violent and kill, but we know there are consequences. That's why we like violent movies, video games and combat sports. It's in our DNA. It's what we are."
"Manslaughter" sold around 3,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 102 on The Billboard 200 chart. The record arrived in stores on June 10, 2014 via Sumerian.
BODY COUNT's current lineup includes guitarist Juan Garcia (a.k.a. Juan Of The Dead; AGENT STEEL, EVILDEAD), who made his live debut with the group in November 2013 at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas.
Pink Floyd’s official video for “Wot’s… Uh The Deal” features photographs taken by Jean-Denis Mahn, during the recording of the Obscured By Clouds album at Strawberry Studios, Chateau D’Herouville, France, between February 23rd and 29th, 1972. Watch below:
This clip and others are included on the CD/DVD/Blu-ray package Pink Floyd - The Early Years 1972 Obfusc/ation, which also includes a photo booklet, memorabilia from the period, and a credits booklet. Available from March 24th. More details at this location.
To celebrate Record Store Day 2017 (Saturday, April 22nd), Pink Floyd will be releasing the highly collectible 12” single, “Interstellar Overdrive”.
The mono single will be a one-sided 12” 180-gram black vinyl and will play at 33 1/3 RPM. The single will come with a fold-out poster and an A6 postcard featuring a classic image of the band taken whilst they were recording their debut single, “Arnold Layne”.
Written and performed by Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright and Nick Mason, “Interstellar Overdrive” is an unheard recording from 1966, running at a hefty 14’57 minutes long. The original recording was done at the Thomson studio in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire on November 31st, 1966, before the band were signed to EMI. A different, shorter version of the track appears on the band’s debut album, The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn.
The images for the single artwork are taken from the band’s gig at UFO at the Blarney Club, London on January 13th, 1967. The short-lived UFO Club was the scene of the band’s early, pioneering psychedelic shows that saw Pink Floyd establish their position in the UK music scene.
A limited run of the single will also be available to buy at the Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains Exhibition at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum from May 13th.
The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains opened on May 13th and runs for 20 weeks at Victoria And Albert Museum in London, England. Purchase tickets here. A video trailer can be found below.
The first international retrospective of one of the world’s most iconic and influential bands. Experience a spectacular and unparalleled audio-visual journey through Pink Floyd's unique and extraordinary worlds, chronicling the music, design and staging of the band, from their debut in the 1960s through to the present day.
Daily: 10 AM - 5:30 PM
Last ticketed entry: 4:15 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 9:30 PM
Last ticketed entry: 8:15 PM
Presented by the V&A, Pink Floyd and Iconic Entertainment Studios. More details at this location.
San Francisco Art Exchange LLC (SFAE) has been selected to exclusively represent the most valuable collection of rock and roll artwork ever to be offered for sale: eleven original paintings created and hand-selected by famed English artist Gerald Scarfe, from Pink Floyd’s 1982 masterpiece The Wall. A major exhibition will be held in July with Scarfe in attendance at the invitation-only premiere to be held at SFAE’s gallery (458 Geary St, San Francisco, CA). Details to be announced.
The paintings being offered have been carefully selected by Scarfe as his most important works, and include several of the most famous images in rock history due to their association with The Wall. Among the paintings are the true definitive originals for iconic artworks such as The Scream (pictured above), Wife With Flaming Hair, Giant Judge and Hammers, The Mother, Education For What? No Jobs!, The Wife's Shadow, One Of The Frightened Ones, The Gross Inflatable Pig, Comfortably Numb, and The Teacher, as well as the massive original storyboard created for the film which incorporates 50 original renderings.
To view available artworks, including in-depth descriptions and histories, click here.
Epic in scale and steeped in rock history, these original works of art are marquis collectibles for major individual, corporate, and institutional collectors. Due to the extensive distribution of the imagery via album, live-performances, music-videos, and the film (along with the accompanying publicity), the artwork offered is among the most instantly recognizable and significant in pop culture.
One of the paintings available for purchase, Giant Judge and Hammers, will be prominently on display in London beginning May 13th as part of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s eagerly anticipated The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, the first international retrospective of one of the worlds’ most ground-breaking and influential bands. This exhibition is expected to become one of the most successful on record.
The Wall album topped Billboard charts for 15 weeks, and in 1999 was certified 23 x Platinum. It remains one of the best-selling albums of all time, selling over 19 million copies between 1979 and 1990 in the US alone. The film was critically acclaimed when it was released in 1982 and won BAFTAs for Best Original Song and Best Sound. Scarfe developed the film's entire visual environment before the project began and his characters became a mixture of live-action and animated imagery, all of which played an integral role in the surreal narrative.
(Above: Judge With Marching Hammers)
Gerald Scarfe is one of the world's most famous political cartoonists and caricaturists whose work has been seen in The Sunday Times and The New Yorker for decades. His artworks reside in the following permanent collections, among others: Tate Gallery, National Portrait Gallery and The Parliamentary Art Collection in London, as well as the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.
San Francisco Art Exchange is the sole gallery authorized to sell these paintings. San Francisco Art Exchange is known worldwide for record-breaking sales of album cover related artwork, and has represented such revered artworks as the originals for Abbey Road, Meet The Beatles, Rubber Soul, Imagine, Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, Ummagumma, Animals, Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, The Best Of The Doors, Candy-O, and many, many more.
Finnish bashers Amorphis recently released a tour edition of their latest album, Under A Red Cloud. An official live video for the track “Bad Blood” is now available for streaming below.
The tour edition of Under A Red Cloud features a book containing lyrics from all Joutsen-era Amorphis albums and black and white illustrations by Pekka Kainulainen. The bonus disc contains nine live songs under the title An Evening With Friends At Huvila.
"Under The Red Cloud"
"The Four Wise Ones"
"Death Of A King"
"Enemy At The Gates"
"Tree Of Ages"
"Come The Spring"
CD2 - An Evening With Friends At Huvila
"Far From The Sun"
Terror has debuted a music video for their vicious new single, “Kill ‘Em Off”, from the band’s upcoming EP, The Walls Will Fall, out on April 28th via Pure Noise Records (digital, CD) and Triple B (vinyl). Watch the video below, and pre-order the EP here.
“It feels good to have some new music coming out. We thought this song would be right to release first, as the energy and vibe sums up this EP. Terror is always going to be Terror, and we're proud to be consistent and on point with our sound. But still we are always trying to push and make sure the urgency and reality is always in everything we do.” - Scott Vogel (vocals)
The Walls Will Fall will be Terror’s first record with their new label Pure Noise Records. The record follows their most recent full-length, 2015’s The 25th Hour, and features some of the most crushing tracks the band has ever recorded.
The hardcore veterans also recently announced a US headline tour with God’s Hate and Abuse Of Power that will start in May. Dates are listed below.
The Walls Will Fall tracklisting:
“Balance The Odds”
“Kill 'Em Off”
“The Walls Will Fall”
“No Love Lost”
“Step To You” (Madball Cover)
“Kill ‘Em Off” video:
7 - Richmond, VA - Canal Club (United Blood Fest 2017)
10 - Boston, MA - The Hardcore Stadium
11 - Syracuse, NY - TBA
12 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
13 - Fayetteville, NC - Drunk Horse Pub
14 - West Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern
15 - St. Petersburg, FL - Local 662
16 - Jacksonville, FL - Nighthawks
17 - Atlanta, GA - MJQ
18 - Louisville, KY - Spinelli’s Pizza
19 - Erie, PA - Basement Transitions
20 - Waterfront, NY - Dukes Grove
21 - New York, NY - Webster Hall *BNB Bowl
Brazilian death metal lords Nervochaos are set to release their seventh studio album Nyctophilia on April 7th via Cogumelo (in Brazil), Greyhaze (in The US) and distributed by Plastic Head (in Europe). Today the band has unleashed their 360° video for the song "Ritualistic", watch it below:
Nyctophilia is an eclectic mix of all that characterizes the band, 13 new tracks of 80s-fueled blackened extreme music, executed in Nervochaos' trademark raw, aggressive and organic style of Metal. Nyctophilia has a new intensity and is a step forward compared to their older releases.
For the first time, the band recorded the album outside Brazil, spending a month in Como/Italy at Alpha Omega Studio along with producer Alex Azzali, who also did mixing and mastering of the new album. It's also the first album composed and recorded with the new line-up which features Lauro 'Nightrealm' on vocal/guitar, Cherry on guitar, Thiago 'Anduscias' on bass and the only remaining original member Edu Lane on drums.
The album artwork was created by Alcides Burn, a talented Brazilian artist that worked with acts such as Blood Red Throne, Acheron, Iconoclasm, Headhunter DC and many more. Nyctophilia also features special guest vocals appearance by Sebastian L. of Into Darkness and Leandro P. of R.N.S. plus one track, "Vampiric Cannibal Goddess”, that features the riffs of Bolverk (Ragnarok).
Nyctophilia surely is the best album up-to-date from Nervochaos, which managed to evolve musically without losing its trademark sound.
“Ad Majorem Satanae Gloriam”
“Season Of The Witchv
“Waters Of Chaos”
“The Midnight Hunter”
“Rites Of The 13 Cemeteries”
“Vampiric Cannibal Goddess”
“Stained With Blood”
“Live Like Suicide”
Australian death metal quintet In Death have brokered a deal with Plastic Head for the official release of their full-length debut, The Devil Speaks. The album will be released on April 21st. Pre-orders are available at this location.
In related news, the band has issued an official video for album track "Bow To Your Master".
Vigorously honing their craft as a live act since August 2008, two crucial elements have developed within the band that now form part of the unofficial band ethos: Tight performances packaged with energetic delivery. The result can only be described as a whirlwind of energy punctuated by an intensely accurate technical punch.
In Death combine overwhelming power and groove with subtle technicality and some unexpected twists to deliver a package that can not only cause frenzy among seasoned metal-heads, but also bring new fans to the metal genre with horns held high and banging heads.
“The Pitfalls Of Immortality”
“Bow To Your Master”
“Fuck Your Kind”
“The Devil Speaks”
“King Of The Deadpool”
US progressive power metal band MindMaze will release their new album, Resolve, on April 28th in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings. A video for the first single, “Sign Of Life”, is available for streaming below.
Over the span of 68-minutes of melodic and powerful music ripe with recurring themes, the band takes the listener on a whirlwind journey through the scope of human emotion in hopes they will be able to project their own experiences into these intensely personal lyrics inspired by an amalgam of real-life events.
Resolve reprises the band's ever-present influences from bands like Queensrÿche, Dream Theater, Iron Maiden, Savatage, and a mixture of contemporary power metal and melodic rock hooks and songwriting while moving the band further into progressive and theatrical territory with more atypical song structures used to best serve the concept of the album.
The band continues to forge their footprint as one of the most promising and unique female-fronted bands to come along in recent times.
“Fight The Future”
“In This Void” (Instrumental)
“Sign Of Life”
“Sanity's Collapse” (Instrumental)
“One More Moment”
“The Path To Perseverance”
“Sign Of Life” video:
Upcoming MindMaze tour dates:
25 - Baltimore Soundstage - Baltimore, MD (Supporting Y&T)
27 - Ralph's - Worcester, MA
28 - Dingbatz - Clifton, NJ
29 - Funhouse - Bethlehem, PA
May (supporting Arkona and Sirenia)
13 - Webster Hall - New York, NY
14 - Firehouse 13 - Providence, RI
15 - L'Anti - Quebec City, QB
16 - L'Astral - Montreal, QB
17 - Mod Club - Toronto, ON
18 - Subterranean - Chicago, IL
19 - Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN
20 - Riot Room - Kansas City, KN
21 - Marquis Theater - Denver, CO
23 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
24 - Bossanova Ballroom - Portland, OR
25 - Metro Opera House - Oakland, CA
26 - Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA
27 - Pranksters - Scottsdale, AZ
28 - Rockhouse - El Paso, TX
29 - Curtain Club - Dallas, TX
30 - Grizzly Hall - Austin, TX
1 - TBA - Atlanta, GA
2 - The Milestone - Charlotte, NC
"Freja's Choice", the new video from Swedish riff lords GRAND MAGUS, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's eighth studio album, "Sword Songs", which came out last May via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork for the CD was created by acclaimed artist Anthony Roberts.
GRAND MAGUS vocalist Janne "J.B." Christofferson commented: "Freja is not only the goddess of love and beauty, she is also a goddess of war and battle and an extremely powerful sorceress. Half of those who died in battle were taken by the Valkyries to Freja's home Folkvang. This song delves deep into the mysteries of the golden goddess."
Christofferson said last year that "Sword Songs" "is the best GRAND MAGUS album ever! The new songs are faster and more aggressive than on 'Triumph And Power', and we have also included some more extreme and harder stuff. I'm convinced that there are some future classics on the disc!"
"Sword Songs" was produced by Nico Elgstrand at Studio Supa in Stockholm, Sweden. Guitars, vocals and bass were recorded at Studio Supa while the drums were laid down with Roberto Laghi at Top Floor Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden. The album was mixed by Roberto Laghi (Oral Majority Records, Gothenburg) and mastered by Svante Forsbäck (Chartmakers, Helsinki).
"Sword Songs" track listing:
01. Freja's Choice02. Varangian03. Forged In Iron - Crowned In Steel04. Born For Battle (Black Dog Of Brocéliande)05. Master Of The Land06. Last One To Fall07. Frost And Fire08. Hugr09. Everyday There's A Battle To Fight
Bonus Tracks (digipak only)
10. In For The Kill11. Stormbringer (DEEP PURPLE cover)
Northwest extreme death metal horde Dead Conspiracy have released a music video for "In The Wake Of The Butcher," a track from the band's 2016 self-titled album.
The band credited with being Portland's first-ever death metal act released its long-anticipated first full-length LP of new material in November. Dead Conspiracy is available on CD, vinyl and digital formats through Necromantic Press Records. Exile Music will release the album on cassette. CDs featuring the 1987 demo and a cover track recorded for Tribute To Headhunter Death Cult are offered in Brazil by Funeral Rites Records.
The follow-up to the band's critically-acclaimed 2014 Abomination Underground, the self-titled album is an utterly destructive, dark, depraved, and disgustingly satisfying piece of death metal that fans of Death, Gruesome, Sodom, Massacre and all the old gods will surely appreciate.