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Hellrazer
Operation Overlord
Released: February 2013
Heavy Metal/ Thrash Metal
Dust on The Tacks Records

‘Operation Overlord’ is the third album from the Calgary-based, Canadian thrash metal band Hellrazer. It is the follow-up to their 2008 ‘Prisoner of The Mind’ album. This edition also features new recordings of two songs from their debut album as bonus tracks.

Oddly enough I was listening to an old Destruction album earlier today and this really does seem like continuation of the same theme. Make no mistake, Hellrazer is about as archetypal as thrash metal gets! Straight from the offset, the theme tune ‘Hellrazer’, which I’m guessing is a homage to the famous horror movie ‘Hellraiser’, you’re in for a barrage of guitar riffs, solos and some rather cheesy sounding lyrics sung in a stereotypical thrash metal vibe. Oh and by cheesy lyrics I’m talking about the real deal here, think Goddess of Desire/Manowar…

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Portugal’s most prestigious metal Summer festival, Vagos Open Air, has just confirmed SAXON, LACUNA COIL and TARÂNTULA for this year’s edition (the fifth).

The fest will take place on August 9th and 10th, in Vagos municipality, although the place isn’t the same as in the previous editions – 2013 will welcome the festival at Quinta do Ega instead of Lagoa do Calvão.

Valkyrian Music covered last year’s event and you can see the pics here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.416722411697970.84569.206896606013886&type=3

http://www.vagosopenair.eu/

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Parisian As They Burn have released a music video for Dream Collapse, from their new studio album, Will, Love, Life. An introduction to their blend of groove-oriented technical-death metal, Dream Collapse is an ode to crashing dreams and forgotten plans for the future. You can view the video down below.

Directed by Tuan Nguyen of Ping Pang Films, with lights and visuals by Nonotak Studio; Dream Collapse is artfully and visually brutal in an anti-psychedelic, holographic way. It is as mesmerizing as it is epic, perfectly showcasing this hypnotically abrasive, ethereal song.

 

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WITHIN THE RUINS Cracks Billboard Top 200

(NEW YORK, NY) – WITHIN THE RUINS entered the Billboard Top 200 Chart for the very first time at #133 with their newest LPElite. With 4,000 copies sold, the new album’s first week sales are double of those of Invade, the band’s 2010 release.

WITHIN THE RUINS: Tim Goergen (vocals), Joe Cocchi (guitar), Andrew Tate (bass), Kevin McGuill (drums)

Guitarist Joe Cocchi comments:

“Lots of hard work went into this release. Thanks to our management team and new label home (eOne/Goodfight) for making all this possible. Huge thanks to our fans for waiting so f*ucking long for a new album and for the support! See you all on the road!”

1. Terminal
2. Solace
3. Feeding Frenzy
4. New Holy War
5. The Charm
6. Ataxia II
7. Elite
8. I, Blashpheme
9. Absolute Hell
10. Weightless
11. Dreamland

The band recently announced a new batch of spring tour dates including their participation in THE SICK TOUR II, which begins in a few days.

The band will then be heading out with label-mates THE CONTORTIONIST in part of the GOOD FIGHT TOUR along with I DECLARE WAR, REFLECTIONS and CITY IN THE SEA. Soon after that, the ROAD TO METAL FEST tour kicks off with the band supporting AFTER THE BURIAL, dates can be accessed on the TOUR DATES page above.

Elite is by far the strongest record Massachusets maulers Within The Ruins have released”Alternative Press Magazine

“Will WTR grab you by the crotch and never let you go? Sure. But let’s just say the record offers more of a pleasant surprise”Decibel Magazine

Within The Ruins PARTY PACK – See all bundles here and here

A plethora of bundles are now available while supplies last. Most notably, the “Party Pack” which includes an autographed CD, shirt, snapback hat, 11″ x 17″ lithograph poster, glass mug, coozie, bottle opener keychain and ping pong balls!

ITUNES | AMAZON

 

Blast Head Records Sign Ancient Roman Death Metal Band ADE

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Blast Head Records is proud to announce the signing of Ancient Roman death metal band ADE for the spring release of their sophomore album entitled Spartacus, featuring extreme metal drummer George Kollias for the follow up to their 2009 debut Prooemivm Sangvine.

True masters of music, ADE, formed in 2007, with the purpose of blending death metal with the traditional instruments of ancient Rome and Greece.

“When I first listened to Spartacus I was instantly intrigued by the amazing song structures, production and most importantly the musicianship of ADE! From start to finish Spartacus grips you with musical hooks and their use of traditional Roman instruments allows you hear something new with every listen. The album is very powerful, memorable and in all honesty is a major contender for album of the year! I am beyond proud to have ADE on Blast Head Records to showcase their talents to the world!”  – Paul Shaw, owner of Blast Head Records.

This first single Dueling The Shadow of Spartacus is now streaming here or click image directly below.

 

ADE – Spartacus (for fans of: Behemoth, Hour of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse & Blood Red Throne)

Tracklist:

1. Betrayer From Thrace

2. Sanguine Pluit in Arena

3. The Endless Runaway

4. Crixius Flags Of Dishonor

5. Dueling The Shadow Of Spartacus

6. Mars Unpredictable Favour

7. Decimate The Coward

8. Six Thousands Crosses

9. Divinitus Victor

10. For Everything To Be The Same…

Spartacus is a masterpiece…that simple! I feel blessed and honored recording the drums for this album. ADE can play great and write some of the best songs in the genre; the combination of writing, feel and musicianship is in this album outstanding; they worked very hard on each song and that shows very well. Spartacus has some really unique elements and ideas that ADE combines with the best – and fresh – way possible… this is why I can’t wait to see people’s reaction with this AMAZING album!” – drummer George Kollias.

Video of George Kollias commenting about ADE (click link or image below to watch)

CD Pre-Order SPARTACUS (click to purchase)

Bundles Pre-Order

For more info on ADE:

www.facebook.com/adelegions

www.youtube.com/user/adelegions

www.blastheadrecords.com

www.blastheadrecords.com/store

www.soundcloud.com/blastheadrecords

 

ADRENALINE MOB U.S. Tour Dates

In support of their album Omerta and debut single, Come Undone, ADRENALINE MOB featuring Russell Allen (Symphony X), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), and Mike Orlando (Sonic Stomp) will commence a U.S. tour on March 12. Additionally on that day, the band will be releasing Coverta, an eight-track EP featuring cover versions of some of the band’s favorite songs. Long time fans of Mike Portnoy are aware of the multiple cover CDs he  released with Dream Theater and with Neal Morse. Coverta is the first CD of covers recorded by ADRENALINE MOB.


Tracklist:
1- High Wire- Badlands
2- Stand Up and Shout- Dio
3- Break on Through- The Doors
4- Romeo Delight- Van Halen
5- Barracuda- Heart
6- Kill the King- Rainbow
7- The Lemon Song- Led Zeppelin
8- The Mob Rules- Black Sabbath

The tour will consist of two legs this spring. The dates for the first leg can be found on the TOUR DATES page (see tab above).

Tickets for all shows are on sale now.

Nothing More will be the support act on the first leg.

For more information on ADRENALINE MOB, visit www.adrenalinemob.com

KONGH Single Available As Free Download

What’s possibly the most emotional and one of the best written compositions in KONGH’s discography, can now be downloaded for free from Soundcloud. The 4th and final song from the Sludge/Doom Swedes Sole Creation album, poetically entitled Skymning, featuring a great clean vocal line by David Johansson, can be downloaded (or streamed) now (click image above).

Quoted as “taxing, dangerous and by all means exciting” by The Metal Observer as well as “a chest-puffing good time” by Decibel Magazine, Sole Creation by KONGH is available now on Agonia Records.

The album consists of 4 new tracks and 45 minutes of music, with a guest appearance of John Doe from Craft. It was recorded at Teknikkompaniet (Vetlanda, Sweden) by Peter Lundin; mixed and mastered by Magnus Lindberg of Cult Of Luna fame.

Sole Creation is available now on CD and vinyl via Agonia Records Webshop.

KONGH facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KonghDoom

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