DEVIN TOWNSEND; The Retinal Circus – Out Now!

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The DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT released their new CD/DVD set, The Retinal Circus, in the USA via InsideOut Music! Featuring a three hour plus performance that spans Devin Townsend’s entire career, the live show takes place at London’s historic Roundhouse venue and includes a full choir and theatrical cast, visual and aural enhancements unlike any concert Devin has done to date, several special guests, circus performances and more. To purchase The Retinal Circus, please visit iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for a variety of physical formats.

For a preview of The Retinal Circus, fans can watch live clips of “Grace” and “War” taken from the DVD.

“The Retinal Circus is full of the energy and smart-ass antics Townsend has been giving to his live gigs since he began doing them again” – ABOUT.com

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT live:

Feb. 18-22 – Progressive Nation At Sea 2014 – Miami, FL

Devin Townsend online: http://www.hevydevy.com   http://www.facebook.com/dvntownsend   http://www.omerch.com

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT Premieres Video Clip

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After releasing their extensive CD/DVD set, The Retinal Circus, last week, the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT is now premiering a video clip of “Kingdom” taken from the DVD!

To watch the clip, click here: http://loudwire.com/devin-townsend-kingdom-live-from-the-retinal-circus-exclusive-video/

For another preview of The Retinal Circus, fans can watch the previously released video clips for Grace and War.

Featuring a three hour plus performance that spans Devin Townsend’s entire career, The Retinal Circus takes place at London’s historic Roundhouse venue and includes a full choir and theatrical cast, visual and aural enhancements unlike any show Devin has done to date, several special guests, circus performances and more. To purchase The Retinal Circus, please visit iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for a variety of physical formats.

Read on for a few reviews of this must-have Hevy Devy CD/DVD set:

“A thrilling blend of standard concert fare, visual theatre, and wild stage antics, its absurdity, ambition, and staggering showmanship make [The Retinal Circus] an incredibly engaging experience” - POP MATTERS

“Anyone who is a fan of anything Devin Townsend should totally pick up Retinal Circus in some form” - METAL INJECTION

“[The Retinal Circus] showcases [Devin Townsend's] passions, his theatricality, and, yes, his insane genius while being entirely playful and charming” - BLOODY DISGUSTING.com

“a conceptual orgasm of the eyes” - LOUDWIRE

“I would certainly recommend that fans pick up this live album. If I could, I would have given The Retinal Circus a 6/5″ - NEW NOISE MAGAZINE

“The Retinal Circus is full of the energy and smart-ass antics Townsend has been giving to his live gigs since he began doing them again” - HEAVY METAL.ABOUT.com

 

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT live:

Feb. 18-22–Progressive Nation At Sea 2014 – Miami, FL

Devin Townsend online:

http://www.hevydevy.com

http://www.facebook.com/dvntownsend

http://www.omerch.com

 

 

BATTLECROSS to Tour UK with Killswitch Engage, Trivium

BATTLECROSS have announced they will join Killswitch Engage, Trivium and Miss May I on a massive run through the UK and Ireland, which kicks off in Dublin on January 29, 2013.

It will be the Detroit outfit’s first outing here and the band are looking forward to it:

“Battlecross is so stoked to hit the UK with Killswitch Engage, Trivium and Miss May I as our first overseas tour ever and thank them for having us on this awesome tour! What an honor it is to share our first UK experience with these bands and we’re ready to thrash with you, our new friends! Thank you all who have been waiting so patiently for Battlecross to come overseas, and we promise that it will be worth the wait!”

“Expect nothing less than swift hard kick in the arse from our live show and hope you like us enough to have us back very soon. Can’t wait to rage and have a pint or four with our UK fans! Until then, please hit up our website: www.battlecrossmetal.com and send us a message with your email address so we can stay in touch and meet up before, during and after the show AND We’ll write you back! Please keep checking the Metal Blade UK page for updates and giveaways until then!!”

-Hiran Deraniyagala, Battlecross

Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Miss May I, BATTLECROSS

January 2014
01/29 DUBLIN – The Academy
01/30 BELFAST – The Limelight

February 2013
02/01 MANCHESTER – Academy
02/02 LONDON – Brixton O2 Academy
02/03 NEWCASTLE – O2 Academy
02/04 GLASGOW – O2 Academy
02/06 BIRMINGHAM – O2 Academy
02/07 SOUTHAMPTON – Guildhall

BATTLECROSS triumphantly returned as one of the true champions of American Heavy Metal with their devastating release, “War of Will.” Co-produced at Audio Hammer Studios by famed producers Mark Lewis and Eyal Levi, the sophomore effort from Detroit’s newest soldiers of steel has proved to be one of the most impressive follow-up releases, destined to become a heavy metal classic for fans of all sub-genres.

Check out the video for “Never Coming Back” from the album “War of Will.” The Roy Warner directed clip can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THgoKxbrNm4

“WAR OF WILL” is out now on Metal Blade Records
GET IT HERE: Amazon

http://www.battlecrossmetal.com
http://www.facebook.com/battlecrossmetal
http://twitter.com/battlecross
http://www.youtube.com/battlecrossmetal

KEN MODE Announce BBC Session

Metallic post-hardcore outfit KEN MODE will tape an exclusive performance on the legendary BBC1 radio channel in the UK. The performance will be part of the “Rock Show” with renowned music journalist/host Daniel P. Carter. KEN MODE will enter the renowned Maida Vale Studio in London on October 4 before their evening performance at Water Rats. A full list of confirmed worldwide KEN MODE tour dates, including their current European dates can be found below.

Ken Mode recently released a music video for the track “Secret Vasectomy” from the new album, ‘Entrench’. The video for “Secret Vasectomy” is streaming now here.

KEN MODE is currently be touring in support of their newest record, ‘Entrench’. ‘Entrench’ is streaming here.

Season of Mist website, KEN MODE website and Facebook page

European Tour Dates
9/19 Osnabrück, DE @ Bastard Club
9/20 Delemont, CH @ SAS
9/21 Bologna, IT @ Freakout Club
9/22 Milano, IT @ Lo Fi (w/Black Tusk & Fight Amp)
9/23 Montpellier, FR @ Secret Place
9/24Toulouse, FR @ Les Saints des Seins
9/25Paris, FR La Flèche d’Or
9/26 Nantes, FR @ Le Ferrailleur
9/27 Stoke-on-Trent, UK @ Minsters Bar
9/28 Cork, IE @ Crane Lane
9/29 Belfast, N. Ireland @ Voodoo
9/30 Dublin, IE @ Fibber Magees
10/1 Sheffield, UK @ Corporation
10/2 Leeds, UK @ Royal Park Cellars Pub
10/3 Glasgow, UK @ Audio
10/4 London, UK @ Water Rats
10/5 Brussels, BE @ VK

Canadian Tour Dates
10/18 London, ON @ Call the Office
10/19 Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s
10/20 Hamilton, ON @ This Ain’t Hollywood
10/22 Kingston, ON @ Mansion
10/23 Montreal, QC @ Katacombes
10/24 Quebec City, QC @ L’Agitee
10/25 Fredericton, NB @ Capitol
10/26 Halifax, NS @ Michael’s Bar & Grill
10/27 Moncton, NB @ Tide and Boar
10/28 TBA
10/29 Ottawa, ON, @ Cafe Deckuf
10/30 TBA
10/31 Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks

 

TWILIGHT OF THE GODS Stream Debut Album

Heavy metal super-group TWILIGHT OF THE GODS featuring Alan Averill (PRIMORDIAL, DEAD SOVEREIGN, BLOOD REVOLT) – vocals, Nick Barker (ex-CRADLE OF FILTH, ex-DIMMU BORGIR, ex-TESTAMENT, ex-EXODUS) – drums, guitarists Rune Eriksen (AURA NOIR, AVA INFERI, ex-MAYHEM) Patrik Lindgren (THYRFING) & Frode Glesnes (EINHERJER) – bass, are streaming their debut record, Fire on the Mountain.

The new album is streaming in its entirety at Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles. The debut album was released September 30 in North America and is available as a CD Digipack and limited edition Lp via the Season of Mist E-Shop. A track list and cover art can be found below.

Track listing:
1. Destiny Forged in Blood
2. Children of Cain
3. Fire on the Mountain (1683)
4. Preacher Man
5. Sword of Damocles
6. The End of History
7. At Dawn We Ride

TWILIGHT OF THE GODS are cover stars of Zero Tolerance Magazine (UK). Issue number 55 is available now. More information is available at the Zero Tolerance website.

The band recently announced a European fall tour with ROTTING CHRIST. The tour, which starts on October 16 in Hamburg, will travel for several weeks before ending in London. Both bands are scheduled to make an appearance at this year’s Metal Invasion Festival in Straubing, DE, where they will play alongside IMMORTAL, KREATOR, and NAPALM DEATH. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

News and tour information available through the Season of Mist website, and the TWILIGHT OF THE GODS website, and Facebook page.

ROTTING CHRIST/TWILIGHT OF THE GODS tour dates:
10/16 Hamburg DE @ Markthalle
10/18 Oberhausen DE @ Helvette
10/19 Straubing DE @ Metal Invasion Festival
10/22 Pratteln CH @ Z7
10/24 Eindhoven NL @ Effenaar
10/25 Vosselaar BE @ Biebob
10/26 Rennes FR @ Liberté / L’Etage
10/29 Rotterdam NL @ Baroeg
11/01 Glasgow UK @ Audio
11/02 Leeds UK @ Damnation Festival
11/03 Dublin IE @ The Pint
11/05 London UK @ Electrowerkz

 

Greek metal masters ROTTING CHRIST and heavy metal super group TWILIGHT OF THE GODS have announced a European fall tour. The tour, which starts on October 16 in Hamburg, will travel for several weeks before ending in London. Both bands are scheduled to make an appearance at this year’s Metal Invasion Festival in Straubing, DE, where they will play alongside IMMORTAL, KREATOR, and NAPALM DEATH.

TWILIGHT OF THE GODS will be touring in support of their forthcoming Season of Mist debut, ‘Fire on the Mountain’. The band previously released a lyric video for the title track, “Fire on the Mountain (1683)” here. TWILIGHT OF THE GODS is: Alan Averill (PRIMORDIAL, DEAD SOVEREIGN, BLOOD REVOLT) on vocals, Nick Barker (ex-CRADLE OF FILTH, ex-DIMMU BORGIR, ex-TESTAMENT, ex-EXODUS) on drums, guitarists Rune Eriksen (AURA NOIR, AVA INFERI, ex-MAYHEM) and Patrik Lindgren (THYRFING), and Frode Glesnes (EINHERJER) on bass.

‘Fire on the Mountain’ is slated for release on October 1 in North America (September 27 World). ‘Fire on the Mountain’ is available for pre-order at the Season of Mist’s E-shop in various limited editions.

Updated ROTTING CHRIST and TWILIGHT OF THE GODS news and tour information will be made available through the Season of Mist website.

ROTTING CHRIST/TWILIGHT OF THE GODS tour dates

10/16 Hamburg DE @ Markthalle

10/18 Oberhausen DE @ Helvette

10/19 Straubing DE @ Metal Invasion Festival

10/22 Pratteln CH @ Z7

10/24 Eindhoven NL @ Effenaar

10/25 Vosselaar BE @ Biebob

10/26 Rennes FR @ Liberté / L’Etage

10/29 Rotterdam NL @ Baroeg

11/01 Glasgow UK @ Audio

11/02 Leeds UK @ Damnation Festival

11/03 Dublin IE @ The Pint

11/05 London UK @ Electrowerkz

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT Video Clip Available Online

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After releasing Epicloud last year to critical acclaim, the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT will be giving fans a new DVD/CD set this fall, entitled Retinal Circus. Due out October 29th in the USA via InsideOut Music (September 30th in Europe), fans can now watch a video clip of the track “War” taken from said DVD:

http://youtu.be/Rok8QPT9NO4

Check out the audio of Devin Townsend speaking with TWR

Retinal Circus will be available as a 2 DVD/2 CD digipack set with the following imports available at CM Distro:

–standard 2-disc DVD

–standard 1-disc Blu-Ray

–standard 2-CD audio

–special edition 2-DVD/1-Blu Ray/2-CD box set

–diehard deluxe fan box incl. 2-DVD/1-Blu Ray/2-CD (pictured below)

Filmed in fall 2012, the Retinal Circus takes place at London’s historic Roundhouse venue and includes a three hour plus performance that spans Devin Townsend’s entire career. With a full choir and theatrical cast, visual and aural enhancements unlike any show Devin has done to date, several special guests, circus performances and more, this CD/DVD set is a must-have for any Hevy Devy fan! For another preview of Retinal Circus, click here for a live clip of “Grace” (featuring frequent collaborator Anneke Van Giersbergen).

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT live:

Feb. 18-22–Progressive Nation At Sea 2014–Miami, FL

Devin Townsend online:

http://www.hevydevy.com

http://www.facebook.com/dvntownsend

http://www.omerch.com

THE DEFILED Frontman, Stitch D; Artist Profile Online

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In the course of their current U.S. tour, London-based modern metallers THE DEFILED stopped by at Nuclear Blast’s U.S. office, where front man Stitch D was interviewed on his musical background and the band’s evolution as well as on a couple of more personal topics. Get to know Stitch D better by watching the video here: http://youtu.be/nx-9J1cC9iYimage001

Daggers, THE DEFILED’s second studio album and first for Nuclear Blast Entertainment, was released on August 2.

Daggers is available as:

 a ltd. Digipak CD incl. two bonus tracks (order here: http://smarturl.it/DaggersCD)

a digital standard version (order here: http://smarturl.it/DaggersiTunes)

a digital deluxe version incl. three bonus tracks (order here: http://bit.ly/1aUmbMr)

THE DEFILED are confirmed as main support to MOTIONLESS IN WHITE on their upcoming UK tour in September:

12.09.  IRL Dublin – Academy 1

13.09.  UK Belfast – Mandela Hall

14.09.  UK Glasgow - Garage

15.09.  UK Newcastle - Academy 2

16.09.  UK Manchester - Academy 2

18.09.  UK Leeds – Cockpit

19.09.  UK Nottingham - Rescue Rooms

20.09.  UK Birmingham – Academy 2

21.09.  UK London – Forum

22.09.  UK Bristol - The Fleece

23.09.  UK Portsmouth - Wedgewood Rooms

Also be sure to check out: the full album stream on Metal Hammer Germany’s website: http://bit.ly/14fuPWT

track-by-track pt.1: http://youtu.be/pL4XAUaIZNM

track-by-track pt.2: http://bit.ly/12BFUJQ

track-by-track pt.3: http://bit.ly/16j37TF

the stage outfit trailer: the official `Unspoken´ video clip: http://bit.ly/13iSDoL

the making-of `Unspoken´: http://bit.ly/13ixTgQ

the official `Unspoken´ remix: http://bit.ly/UnspokenRemix   

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MERCENARY Reveal Second Track From Upcoming Release

 

MERCENARY unveiled another track from their new album, Through Our Darkest Days, due out in North America on July 30. Check out Generation Hate below.

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Says guitarist Jakob Mølbjerg,

“In contrast to the title track which we put out some weeks ago, the song Generation Hate is a heavy, fast and furious f*cker which we felt was perfect to show the range and diversity of the new album. Enjoy!”

Through Our Darkest Days scheduled for July 30 release in North America

Through Our Darkest Days, recorded with longtime collaborator Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Heaven Shall Burn), commemorates the 15th anniversary of the release of Danish melodic death metalists’ debut album. Featuring a combination of the band’s latest material along with much of the traditional melodic and melancholic elements of previous MERCENARY albums, the album uses the journey through existential darkness and the ability to break through it as its primary theme.

The cover art, seen above, was designed by Mnemic guitarist Mircea Eftemie (Soilwork, Illdisposed) and is said to symbolize “a darkness that we (Mercenary) have gone through as a band, which we feel we have finally put behind us.”

You can pre-order the album directly from the PROSTHETIC web shop along with an exclusive t-shirt here: http://www.indiemerch.com/prostheticrecords/item/20121. Grab your copy now!

Don’t forget to catch MERCENARY on tour later this year with Omnium Gatherum!

FULL TOUR DATES:
8/30     Leipzig, DE – Hellraiser #
8/31     Munchen, DE – Backstage Club #
9/1       Pratteln, CH – Gallery #
9/3       Belgrade, YU – Gun Club #
9/4       Bucharest, RO – The Silver Church Club  #
9/5       Budapest, HU – TBA #
9/6       Wien, AT – Escape #
9/7       Brno, CR – Melodka #
9/8       Berlin, DE – Magnet #
9/10     Hamburg, DE – Marx #
9/11     Vooselaar, BE – Biebob #
9/12     London, UK – The Underworld #
9/13     Essen, DE – Turock Open Air #
9/14     Stuttgart, DE – Club Zentral #
9/15     Eindhoven, NL – Dynamo #
9/26     Kolding, DK - Godset *
9/27     Herning, DK – Fermaten *
9/28     Horsens, DK – Kulisselageret *
10/4     Lyngby, DK – Templet *
10/5     Aarhus, DK  – Club Brutal *
10/11   Aalborg, DK – Studenterhuset *
10/12   Vejle, DK – Bygningen *
10/18   København, DK – Vega *
10/19   Odense, DK – Kansas City *
# with Omnium Gatherum and Essence
* with Essence

MERCENARY Streaming New Album Title Track

Melodic death metallists MERCENARY unveiled the title track from their upcoming album, Through Our Darkest Days. You can stream the entire song via Soundcloud.

The band commented,

“We are proud to let you all hear the title track of our new album. We put a lot of effort, heart and soul into this beast and can’t wait to unleash it on the world! For us, the song is very iconic and it embodies the melancholic and grand sound that has always been a trademark for Mercenary.”

Through Our Darkest Days – the group’s seventh studio album — is scheduled for release in North America on July 30 via Prosthetic. It was recorded with longtime collaborator Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Heaven Shall Burn) at Hansen Studios in Denmark and features cover art by Mircea Eftemie (Soilwork, Mnemic).

The band also announced a series of tour dates in its native country, which will follow their European headlining tour.

Says the band,

“We are psyched to announce that we will be tearing up Denmark in September and October with our good friends Essence! We will make sure that no heads are left unshaken! We look forward to share the stage with Essence once again and delivering ONE HELL of a show every night! So get your asses down to the shows and bring the action!”

Over the course of its career, MERCENARY earned extensive acclaim for its juxtaposition of melody and melancholy, as well as its unique musical mixture of the progressive, power, death and thrash metal subgenres. The group has twice performed at the annual ProgPower USA festival and toured their native continent extensively with Megadeth, Arch Enemy, Nevermore, King Diamond, Death Angel and Symphony X, in addition to playing such prominent festivals as Wacken, Graspop and Dynamo.

Catch MERCENARY on tour below:
5/30 Geiselwind, DE – Beastival
6/1 Oberentfelden, CH – Borom Pom Pom
6/2 Pilzen, CZ – Metalfest CZ
8/30 Leipzig, DE – Hellraiser #
8/31 Munchen, DE – Backstage Club #
9/1 Pratteln, CH – Gallery #
9/4 Bucharest, RO – The Silver Church Club #
9/5 Budapest, HU – TBA #
9/6 Wien, AT – Escape #
9/7 Brno, CR – Melodka #
9/8 Berlin, DE – Magnet #
9/11 Vosselaar, BE – Biebob #
9/12 London, UK – The Underworld #
9/14 Stuttgart, DE – Club Zentral #
9/15 Eindhoven, NL – Dynamo #
9/26 Kolding, DK – Godset *
9/27 Herning, DK – Fermaten *
9/28 Horsens, DK – Kulisselageret *
10/4 Lyngby, DK – Templet *
10/5 Aarhus, DK – Club Brutal *
10/11 Aalborg, DK – Studenterhuset *
10/12 Vejle, DK – Bygningen *
10/18 København, DK – Vega *
10/19 Odense, DK – Kansas City *
# with Omnium Gatherurm
* with Essence