DARKANE Post Behind The Scenes Footage

Want to get an inside look at the recording of Swedish melodic death/technical thrash metallists DARKANE‘s new album, The Sinister Supremacy? Check out this behind-the-scenes studio video featuring the setting up and recording of drums with Peter Wildoer below:
Watch the Video

Recorded with longtime friend Daniel Bergstrand (In Flames, Meshuggah), The Sinister Supremacy is scheduled for release on July 2 in North America. The album is the first new DARKANE music in over five years and also features the return of vocalist Lawrence Mackrory (last heard on the group’s 1999 debut Rusted Angel), who About.com hails for his “low destructive guttural bellow, an Exodus-like Paul Baloff thrash delivery and an incredible clean tone that is as memorable as they come.”

New album with returning vocalist Lawrence Mackrory out next week

You can pre-order a copy of The Sinister Supremacy HERE from Prosthetic’s webshop bundled with an exclusively designed t-shirt matching the album’s complex artwork designed by Carlos Olmberg and described as a Rorschach test as seen by an individual who has completely succumbed to the sinister supremacy.

Album Track Listing:
1. Sounds of Pre-Exsistence
2. The Sinister Supremacy (lyric video)
3. Mechanically Divine (stream)
4. Ostracized
5. The Decline
6. Insurrection is Imminent
7. In the Absence of Pain
8. Humanity Defined
9. Hate Repentance State
10. Collapse of Illusions
11. By Darkness Designed
12. Existence is Just a State of Mind

For more information please visit: http://www.darkane.com/
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ENDEZZMA Confirm Mini-Tour

Norwegian Black Metallers ENDEZZMA announced a short string of headlining dates in Germany and Netherlands this June.

06.06 – The Raven, Straubing (Germany)
07.06 – The Jack, Eindhoven (Netherlands)
08.06 – J.C. de Dukdalf, Wieringerwerf (Netherlands)
09.06 – Caffe Mukkes, Leeuwarden (Netherlands)

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Erotik Nekrosis video clip

Formed in 1992 by Morten Shax under the original name of Dim Nagel, Shax changed the name to ENDEZZMA in 2007 after recruiting Trondr Nefas and transforming the band into what it is today. ENDEZZMA’s first release, the Alone MCD, appeared five years ago, and the 2012 release of the full length album Erotik Nekrosis on Agonia Records on November 28 in Europe (February 5 in the USA), was delayed by a series of setbacks, culminating in the tragic and untimely death of Nefas earlier this year. The line up on the album includes Morten Shax on vocals, Trondr Nefas (Urgehal, Beastcraft, Vulture Lord) and Thomas Myrvold (Vulture Lord) on guitars, Sregroth (Urgehal, Åsmegin) on bass,  Jarle Uruz Byberg  (Urgehal, ex-Shining) on drums and L.F.Frøislie (Wobbler, In Lingua Mortua) on synth. With its cold atmosphere straight out of the original Norwegian Black Metal scene, and its eerie, seductive compositions, Erotik Nekrosis is a tribute to Nefas whose contribution to the scene cannot be underestimated.

More news on ENDEZZMA: http://www.facebook.com/endezzma

UNKIND Reveal New Album Details

Finnish hardcore heroes UNKIND revealed the album details for their upcoming sixth full-length entitled Pelon Juuret (Translation: Roots of Fear).

The album was recorded with producer Kari Nieminen at Noisecamp studios in Turku, Finland at the end of 2012. Pelon Juuret continues in the direction of the group’s previous work, offering up a furious fusion of d-beat hardcore crossed with a highly creative touch of atmospherics — as if Mogwai made a record of Tragedy covers or From Ashes Rise were influenced by Explosions In The Sky.

The album will be released on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records on July 9 in North America, July 8 in the UK/World, and July 5 in Germany, Benelux and Finland. A trailer for Pelon Juuret is available here while exclusive pre-order packages are available via Relapse here.

UNKIND previously released five full-length albums and a handful of vinyl-only releases.  The band’s catalog is available for streaming via their official Bandcamp page here.

Pelon Juuret coming July 9 via Relapse Records

UNKIND Tour Dates:

Aug 02-03  Lappeenranta FIN – LPRHC Fest

Aug 16        Lahti FIN – Back To Skool Fest

Aug 17        Tampere FIN – Vastavirta

Aug 23        Turku, FIN – Klubi

Aug 24        Helsinki, FIN – PRKL

Aug 30         Jyväskylä, FIN – musta kynnys

Sep 09        Kouvola, FIN – rytmikatti

 “easily one of the best hardcore/crust-punk albums to be released tin a very long time” – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

“a heavy, emotional, well-crafted album that’s well worth the time and heartache it will cost you” – About.com

“an awesome balance between compassion & rage” – Cvlt Nation

“forward-thinking, moving music” – Exclaim

www.relapse.com 

www.facebook.com/unkindhardcore

SVARTSYN Premiere New Song

Swedish black metal band SVARTSYN unveiled the second track off the upcoming full-length album entitled Black Testament. Listen to Revelation In The Waters, courtesy of Sweden Rock Magazine: http://www.swedenrock.com/index.cfm?pg=55&cobView=263.

The album, recorded at Mortsella Studio, Sweden, drops on May 28 in Europe and June 11 in North America on Agonia Records. Tracks from Black Testament currently featured on The Welding Room radio program.

Band founder and mastermind, Ornias, describes Black Testament as a “sinister mix between Destruction Of Man (2003) and Timeless Reign (2007) releases.”

He adds,

“it’s a journey through my spiritual darkness and death.”

A short series of video clips* documenting the recording process (vocals, guitars and drums) can be viewed at the links below:

(*videos listed in chronological order)

Drums: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxTQBzPQbwA

Guitars: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7hifxMFep8

Vocals: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR_VTUqmc1k

Black Testament consists of 7 original tracks + intro; it will be available on CD, LP and digital. First 100 LP copies available on a coloured vinyl.

Tracklist:

1. Revelation in the Waters

2. Venom of the Underworld

3. Demoness with Seven Names

4. Carving a Temple

5. Eyes of the Earth

6. Rising Beast

7. Black Testament

Click here to listen to the previously unveiled track, Demoness With Seven Names.

Black Testament click here

SVARTSYN, official BookFace page

For more info and shopping with Agonia Records visit: www.agoniarecords.com

For general info and order inquires contact: info@agoniarecords.com

Agonia Records myspace: www.myspace.com/agoniarecords

Agonia Records facebook: www.facebook.com/agoniarecords

*NEW: Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/AgoniaRec

**NEW: Twitter: https://twitter.com/agoniarecords

CLUTCH Earth Rocker North American Tour – Part 2 Begins

Freeman Promotions

In support of their critically acclaimed new album, Earth Rocker, Maryland rockers CLUTCH are set to kick off the second leg of the Earth Rocker North American Tour. Support on this run comes from The Sword and Lionize. An admat for the tour can be viewed HERE.

CLUTCH is featured on the cover of this week’s Aquarian Weekly – available for free in New York and across the Tri-State Area. Check out the cover HERE.

In addition to their headlining shows, CLUTCH will be appearing on select festivals in North America including Rock on the Range, Rocklahoma, and the Bud Light River City Rockfest, during the second leg of the North American tour.

Following the North American dates, CLUTCH will head to Europe for a headlining run and festival appearances. A complete list of all dates can be found below.

Frontman Neil Fallon recently taped an appearance for VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show which will air sometime this June. More details can be found on the VH1 Classic Website.

Earth Rocker was released in March via the band’s label Weathermaker Music. It entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #15 achieving the band’s highest chart position to date. Then proceeded to hold its own on the Billboard Top 200 for a total of 5 weeks.

Earth Rocker also came in at #1 on the Hard Music Chart and #3 on the Independent Album Chart. The digital demand for this album continues to be very strong. In the week of release it shot to #4 on iTunes’ overall Top 100 album charts and was #1 in their rock chart.

Crucial Velocity has been received extremely well on The Welding Room. Earth Rocker continues to chart well at CMJ Loud Rock, including three weeks at #1 and seven weeks total and still holding strong with a position in the top 10.

Earth Rocker is available for purchase at the CLUTCH Merch Store.

Follow CLUTCH on Twitter: @ClutchOfficial

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TWR TOUR DATES Page Dissolving

A quick heads-up for all TWR.com viewers:

We will be letting the TOUR DATES page fade away over the course of the next few months. Perhaps at some point a tour posters page may surface but for the time being, type the band you’re interested in “SEARCH” to track down live dates. All posts related to your “SEARCH” topic pop up.

 

FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Working On New Album Now!

Italian symphonic death metal act FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE is currently working on their third full-length with producer Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar Studio.

Cristiano Trionfera (guitar, vocals) states: 

“We are tracking guitars now, and the result is amazing… Stefano is nailing it and we know the album will sound incredibly powerful.”

For this album the band also used the precious collaboration of very talented guests, which gave a great contribution to make it a unique piece of art.

Tommaso Riccardi (guitar, vocals) commented:

“The concept of this album is based on the myth of the Labyrinth of Knossos and every character related to it. We focused on the philological aspect in order to represent all the elements of the classic world and, through a manic and meticolous research, we managed to create a metaphor with our times, as the maze can be associated with the endless search for what we really are. We’re sure you will be stunned by this as much as we are.”

Francesco Paoli (Drummer) adds: 

“It’s difficult to recap in a few words all the elements contained in our new work, but we are sure this will absolutely be THE album for us. We have spent a lot of time composing these new songs and, even if recordings are not finished yet, we can firmly declare that this material is simply incredible, more mature and definitely a huge step forward from all our previous works. Epic complex harmony, sophisticated touching melodies, a true vocal aggression, photonic grooves and back to articulated riffing… these are just few things you will find in this album. It’s fucking quality music, you will see.”

The bands third album is due in August 2013 via Nuclear Blast records worldwide

FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE - European tour in May! - 2013-02-22 00:00

FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE live w/ SEPTICFLESH, CARACH ANGREN & DESCENDING

THE GREAT MASS OVER EUROPE TOUR 2013

06.05.13 IT Cortemaggiore, The Fillmore 
07.05.13 Fr Montepellier, Secret Place
08.05.13 ES Madrid, Caracol
09.05.13 ES Barcelona, Salamandra 1
10.05.13 CH Geneve, Lùsine
11.05.13 Fr Luynes, Korigan
12.05.13 Fr Colmar, Grillen
13.05.13 Fr Lyon, CCO
14.05.13 Fr Paris, Divan du Monde
15.05.13 Fr Rennes, Ubu
16.05.13 BE Vosselaar,Biebob
17.05.13 DE Cottbus, Glad House
18.05.13 PL Warsaw, Progresja
19.05.13 PL Wroclaw, Firlej
20.05.13 CZ Prag, Nova Chmelnice
21.05.13 HU Budapest, TBA
22.05.13 AT Wien, Viper Room
23.05.13 DE München, Backstage
24.05.13 DE Hünxe, Extremefest
25.05.13 CH Winterthur, Gaswerk

Fleshgod Apocalypse

Get the track The Violation from the album Agony as MP3 for free!

  • Paolo Rossi (Bass, Clean Vocals )
  • Francesco Paoli (Drums, Guitars, Vocals)
  • Cristiano Trionfera (Guitars, Vocals, Orchestral Arrangements )
  • Tommaso Riccardi (Vocals, Guitars)
  • Francesco Ferrini (Piano)

 

CHIMAIRA Launch Crowd Funding Campaign, New Album Info

Metal titans CHIMAIRA announced a massive crowd funding campaign surrounding the release of their brand new LP, Crown of Phantoms. The album will be released on Tuesday, July 30, 2013.

The band is seeking support for a special fan edition CD/DVD. This edition and its perks will only be available to campaign supporters and will not be sold anywhere else. Specifically,  supporters will be contributing to the following:

  • Two narrative music videos
  • A behind the scenes, Crown Of Phantoms making-of documentary
  • Seven additional tracks exclusive to the fan edition
  • Various behind the scenes videos
  • Expanded version of Dr. Z with fan determined ending
  • Full length album commentary that features dialog from all the band members as they listen to the record start to finish
  • Graphic art storyboards created specifically for the music videos included in the fan edition booklet
  • Original Artwork & Packaging exclusive to the fan edition

To further conceptualize their plan, the band has released a video explaining, with some satire, the details of their campaign along with a sneak peek of a brand new track called Kings of the Shadow World and a visual display of the many creative perks they’re offering to contributors. Visit the official campaign site for full details on the endeavor and its perks.

For more than a decade, CHIMAIRA has been imposing its gravity on the metal community by continually touring the globe and selling more than a million albums worldwide. Their brand of heavy music has evolved and transcended both itself and the trends while maintaining its persistent, bludgeoning force. In 2013, CHIMAIRA continues to direct the masses and define a dark future with their new album, Crown of Phantoms.

Frontman Mark Hunter comments on the band’s forward progression:

“When I started this band I had a desire to make extremely heavy, eclectic metal. Nothing has changed in that regard. I wanted to merge all the styles I loved into a hybrid of sounds. Having the chance to reinvent the group gave me the opportunity to work with unbelievable players and take the essence of Chimaira to uncharted territory. Assembling the right team was essential to creating what I feel is some of the craziest and most passionate music I’ve had the pleasure to be a part of. The past defines us while the present refines us.”

CHIMAIRA: Mark Hunter (vocals), Emil Werstler (guitar), Austin D’Amond (drums), Matt Szlachta (guitar), Jeremy Creamer (bass), Sean Zatorsky (keyboards)

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO

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4/19/13 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion

4/20/13 Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom

4/22/13 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog Bar

4/23/13 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues

4/25/13 Talahassee, FL – The Moon

4/26/13 Chatanooga, TN – Track 29

4/28/13 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Theatre

4/29/13 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

4/30/13 Birmingham, AL – Bessemer Civic Center

5/1/13 Norfolk, VA – The Norva

5/2/13 Springfield, VA – Empire

5/3/13 Pittsburgh, PA – Ice Garden Arena

5/5/13 Richmond, VA – The National

5/6/13 Worcester, MA – The Palladium(Upstairs)

5/7/13 Hungtington, NY – The Paramount

5/8/13 Stroudsburg, PA – The Sherman Theater

5/9/13 Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theater

5/10/13 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub and Billiards

5/11/13 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave

5/12/13 Minneapolis, MN – Epic

5/14/13 Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium

5/15/13 Kansas City, KS – The Granada Theater

5/16/13 Joliet, IL – Mojoe’s

5/17/13 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection

 

New CHURCH OF MISERY Album in June

Japan‘s CHURCH OF MISERY is preparing to release their fourth full-length album. Thy Kingdom Scum will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records/Rise Above Records on June 11. The first single from the album, as well as the brand new video for Brother Bishop, are both streaming now at metalblade.com/churchofmisery.

Thy Kingdom Scum was written and recorded by Tatus Mikami, Junji Narita, Ikume Kawabe, and Hideki Fukasawa. In 2012, after the departure vocalist Yoshiaki Negishi, Tatsu and Junji contacted the previous singer Hideki, and they decided on a reunion. Additionally, the band added guitarist Ikuma Kawabe (ex-DHIDALAH) in late May 2012.With this new line-up, they started writing and recording the new record.

After the release of Houses Of The Unholy in 2009, CHURCH OF MISERY continued to visit western countries, and embarked on several fantastic tours: Europe with EYEHATEGOD, Maryland Death Fest X, and a headlining US tour with The Gates of Slumber and Hail!Hornet. Plans are currently in motion for more touring in support of Thy Kingdom Scum. Updates will be posted to churchofmisery.net and metalblade.com/churchofmisery as they are made available.

http://www.metalblade.com/churchofmisery
http://www.churchofmisery.net