ANTHRAX Announce EP, Stand-In Guitarist

ANTHRAX are set to release a special edition of their 11th studio album Worship Music through Nuclear Blast on March 22.

ANTHRAX, one of heavy metal’s all-time great acts who, along with SLAYER, METALLICA and MEGADETH -The Big Four – are credited with co-founding the thrash genre, return with a special edition of Worship Music. The Special Edition includes a bonus Anthems disc which includes 6 covers, Anthem (RUSH cover), Jailbreak (THIN LIZZY), TNT (AC/DC), Big Eyes (CHEAP TRICK), Smokin (BOSTON) and Keep On Runnin (JOURNEY) as well as a remix of the track Crawl.

Worship Music was the bands first release in seven years and marked the return of singer Joey Belladonna, an essential part of ANTHRAX”s line-up from 1985 to 1992.

The band who picked up the highly prestigious “Metal Guru” award at the Classic Rock Awards last November will be returning to the live circuit this year with an appearance at the annual Bloodstock Open Air festival on Sunday, August 11. SHADOWS FALL guitarist Jon Donais will temporarily fill in for the departed Rob Caggiano when the band play previously announced dates in India, Australia and North America.

ANTHRAX live 2013:
02.08. PL Przystanek – Woodstock
03.08. D Wacken – Wacken Open Air
11.08. UK Derbyshire – Bloodstock

Anthems Tracklist:
01. TNT (AC/DC)
02. Smokin’ (BOSTON)
03. Keep On Runnin’ (JOURNEY)
04. Big Eyes (CHEAP TRICK)
05. Jailbreak (THIN LIZZY)
06. Crawl (Albumversion)
07. Crawl (Remix)

Anthems will be available both as a package along with Worship Music, but also separately on CD or Vinyl.

 

SOILWORK Offer Free Download, Video

Swedish melodic death metal maestros SOILWORK have released the second single, off the band’s highly anticipated double album The Living Infinite.

The official video for This Momentary Bliss can be viewed at this location: http://youtu.be/LR2C2kEONIU

Feel free to like, embed, share, post, spread the video!

The official viral video for the first single off the album, Spectrum Of Eternity, can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_DydLwYnUk and is welcomed to be spread, liked, shared etc.

The Living Infinite is the first SOILWORK album to feature new guitarist David Andersson who replaces founding member Peter Wichers, who first left the band in 2005 only to return four years later.

Produced by Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, BLOODBATH), the album features artwork by MNEMIC’s Mircea Gabriel Eftemie who also created the legendary artwork for 2005’s Stabbing The Drama.

SOILWORK live 2013
11.-13.07. D Ballenstedt – Rock Harz
22.-24.07. SLO Tolmin – Metaldays
01.-03.08. D Wacken – Wacken Open Air
15.-17.08. D Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze
06.09. USA Atlanta – ProgPower
07.09. MEX Mexico City – Lunario

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AMORPHIS Reveal New Album Details

Finnish masters of melacholic dark metal, AMORPHIS, announced Circle as the title of their upcoming 11th album, set for an April 19 release via Nuclear Blast

A short summary about the album’s concept/story that spreads throught out the lyrics by Pekka Kainulainen, who wrote the lyrics for most recent AMORPHIS albums can be read below:

“The protagonist has been dealt a bad hand at birth. He’s always felt himself an outsider with strong potential to become marginalized. Through an accident, after a crisis, he finds a connection with his inner powers. A guide is sent to him, from some other time and place. He gets a chance to take hold of his own life and change his destiny. From the past of Carelian Finland he finds his own spiritual tribe and the power to turn the course of his doomed life. This is a story of survival.”

Singer Tomi Joutsen adds about the album’s title:

Circle represents integrity. Back in the days, when there was something special to talk about, wise men used to sit in circle. Not everyone was invited to join them. But in this story, the protagonist was invited among the wise men’s circle.“

 

ENFORCER Free Download, Promo Video

Get the track Mesmerized By Fire from the album Death By Fire as MP3 for free!

The new ENFORCER album DEATH BY FIRE will be released on February 1 (Europe) and March 5 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records.

Listen to the new track Mesmerized By Fire and watch the promotional video.

A limited vinyl 7-inch will be released on January 18 which includes the non-album trackYou Can Be.

Preorder the single, the CD and Enforcer merchandise here:
http://www.nuclearblast.de/suche/Enforcer

 

MUTILIATION RITES Added To New England Metal & Hardcore Festival

(Brooklyn, NY) Self-proclaimed “filthy black metal” group MUTILATION RITES recently announced dates for a spring tour with recent Relapse signees Inter Arma.
Now, they have been confirmed to perform at this year’s New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, which takes place at The Palladium in Worcester, Mass. The band is scheduled to perform at the festival on Friday, April 19 alongside labelmates TRAP THEM and HOLY GRAIL, as well as the likes of Anthrax, Hatebreed and Exodus. They will then play a pair of northeastern U.S. dates alongside Black Breath.MUTILATION RITES continues to support their critically acclaimed Prosthetic 2012 debut Empyrean, which was included on year-end/best-of lists by the likes of Decibel, Pitchfork, Stereogum and Brooklyn Vegan, the latter of which praised its “furious, propulsive riffs.” The album is currently available on sale for $5 on Amazon MP3 or on CD or 180-gram black vinyl through the Prosthetic Webstore.

Come see MUTILATION RITES here:
3/10          Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge #
3/11          St. Louis, MO – Locust St. #
3/12          Lawrence, KS – Jackpot #
3/13-3/16  Austin, TX – SXSW Festival #
3/17          Dallas, TX – The Spillover #
3/18          El Paso, TX – The War Room #
3/19          Phoenix, AZ – Chaser’s #
3/20          Fullerton, CA – Slidebar #
3/21          Tijuana, MX – Bar Revolucion #
3/22          Los Angeles,CA – TBA #
3/23          Camarillo, CA – Rock City #
3/24          San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge #
3/26          Seattle, WA – Highline #
3/27          Bellingham, WA – The Shakedown #
3/28          Portland, OR – Rotture #
3/29          Boise, ID – The Shredder #
3/30          Salt Lake City, UT – Burt’s Tiki Lounge #
3/31          Denver, CO – Aqualungs #
4/1            Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews #
4/2            Minneapolis, MN – Medusa #
4/3            Madison, WI – High Noon #
4/4            Milwaukee, WI – Franks Power Plant #
4/19          Worcseter, MA – New England Metal & Hardcore Fest @ The Palladium
4/20          Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory *
4/21          Philadelphia, PA – O’Reilys *
# with  Intra Arma
* with Black Breath & White Widows
For more information on the band & to purchase tickets, please visit:
www.mutilationrites.com

 

SYNTHETIC BREED Release New Single Featuring Original Lead Singer

Australian industrial metal heavyweights SYNTHETIC BREED are pleased to announce the release of a brand new single featuring the return of original vocalist Callan Hughes. The new track, Xenogenesis, is a “taste of what’s to come” from the emerging band, bringing a polished and more refined sound to the table while retaining the same formulated chaos the band is known for. Xenogenesis was mastered by Mike Spreitzer of DevilDriver.

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Callan Hughes returned to the band in October 2012 and they immediately started writing new material. Xenogenesis was the first track recorded by the reunited group, and as stated above, really gives the listener a taste of what is to come from the band’s upcoming full-length album. The full-length, which currently does not have a release date, is presently in the works.

Xenogenesis is available for streaming exclusively on SYNTHETIC BREED’s Facebook page and the Rogue Records Facebook page and is available worldwide on Rogue Records America’s bandcamp page. The single will be available on iTunes starting on January 25.

SYNTHETIC BREED is planning to release a lyric video this week just in time for the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. The band’s mobile app will also be updated for the event.