KARYN CRISIS’ GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES Interview Video

Karyn Crisis — best known for her trademark melodic singing and growling roars as the vocalist of CRISIS (1993-2006) and EPHEL DUATH (2011-2014) – has returned with a new project, KARYN CRISIS’ GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES, and consequent album, Salem’s Wounds. Out now in Europe and due out March 24th in North America via Century Media Records, Salem’s Wounds contains 13 tracks recorded by Karyn together with Davide Tiso (EPHEL DUATH), Ross Dolan (IMMOLATION), and Charlie Schmid (VAURA).

To learn more about KARYN CRISIS’ GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES, be sure to watch the new interview video below, featuring footage with all of the band members:
https://youtu.be/fe6DcjMapRk

Karyn Crisis comments: “Here we have a video that was filmed and edited by Bob Vigna (IMMOLATION / Live Guitars in KCGOTW) while the band and I were recently rehearsing in Brooklyn for our debut shows at the end of March. It gives the fans an opportunity to get to know the musicians of KARYN CRISIS’ GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES as they talk about these upcoming East Coast appearances. Stay tuned, we will have another segment where the band discusses the album recording process very soon as well!”

Haven’t heard Salem’s Wounds on #TWRradio? What the hell is wrong with you?
–“The Alchemist”: http://youtu.be/2piIXVm8Z5Y
For fans in Germany: http://www.muzu.tv/karyn-crisis-gospel-of-the-witches/the-alchemist-official-video-video/2365469/
–“Mother”: http://youtu.be/_1AIUdaHT_k
For fans in Germany: http://www.muzu.tv/karyn-crisis-gospel-of-the-witches/mother-album-track-music-video/2340621/

Salem’s Wounds was financed by fans via websites like Indiegogo/Etsy and was recorded at The Basement Recordings in North Carolina with producer Jamie King (BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, THE CONTORTIONIST). The album cover was painted by Karyn herself, who (in addition to her vocal talents) is a respected painter and leather-worker.

Salem’s Wounds track-listing:
1. Omphalos
2. The Alchemist
3. Ancient Ways
4. Aradia
5. Mother
6. Father
7. Goddess Of Light
8. Howl At The Moon
9. Pillars
10. The Secret
11. Salem’s Wounds
12. The Sword And The Stone
13. The Ascent

To pre-order Salem’s Wounds, please visit the following sites:
http://smarturl.it/karyncrisisCMDISTRO
http://smarturl.it/salemswoundsITUNES
http://smarturl.it/swAMAZONMP3
http://smarturl.it/swAMAZON

In support of this upcoming release, KARYN CRISIS’ GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES will perform two special shows in New York this March:

KARYN CRISIS’ GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES live 2015:
March 28 – Trick Shot Billiards and Music Hall – Clifton Park, NY
March 29 – Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY

KARYN CRISIS’ GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES online:
https://www.facebook.com/Gospelofthewitches

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PARADISE LOST Unveil Cover Artwork For Forthcoming Album

PARADISE LOST reveals cover artwork for new album, ‘The Plague Within

Returning with opus number fourteen, The Plague Within (set to be released June 1st in Europe, June 2nd in North America), PARADISE LOST has once again refined the chemical equation to their sonic alchemy with the kind of creative invincibility few can afford. It’s a collection of songs that will surprise even the most seasoned of fans in its ambition: a monochrome miasma of morbidly uplifting anthems and heart-aching melancholia. Theirs is a pain born of the human condition itself as our fragile minds struggle to cope in a world overrun by demons…

Produced by Jaime Gomez Arellano (GHOST, ULVER, CATHEDRAL) at London’s Orgone Studios, the frostbitten riffs thunder beneath the bittersweet euphoria of Nick’s vocals, drifting between rich melodic soars and icy snarls. It’s an organic body of work that confronts the trials and tribulations of struggling alone in darkness, but also one that treads incredibly exciting and genuinely “new” sonic ground in the process.
The cover artwork was created by the polish artist, illustrator and architect Zbigniew M. Bielak, best known in the musical realm for his record cover illustrations, which among others include meticulously handcrafted artworks of WATAIN, GHOST and ENTOMBED A.D. albums. Zbigniew comments:

“Since their late 80’s inception, through somber abrasiveness of their debut and harrowing tristesse of groundbreaking ‘Gothic’, the unparalleled icons of gloom, PARADISE LOST grew deep into all things murky and dreadful in modern music. Let alone Duncan Fergado’s artwork for their ‘Lost Paradise’ debut remains one of my fave covers, so having heard that with ‘The Plague Within’ the band harks back to days of old, was – to say the least – a thrilling incentive to pick up the commission.
It was also a rare joy to see how preliminarily calm and reflective Arcimboldian artwork, kept becoming ever darker and more sinister past each of  Nick’s and Greg’s scrutinies, to finally become what one can see on the actual cover. A portrait of hopeless decrepitude of mental illness  – which is what ‘The Plague Within’ deals with thematically – where the tormented Sisyphus struggles to push his burden back up the slippery walls of a long frozen illusion.”

For more information about Zbigniew M. Bielak, please visit:
www.behance.net/zbigniewbielak
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zbigniew-M-Bielak/408709045912281

PARADISE LOST Live:
May 29, 2015 – Rockavaria – Munich – Germany
May 30, 2015 – Der Ring – Grune Holle Rock – Nurburg – Germany
July 18, 2015 – Castle Party Festival – Bolkow – Poland
August 15, 2015 – Summer Breeze – Dinkelsbuhl – Germany

More dates to be announced soon!

PARADISE LOST online:
http://www.paradiselost.co.uk
http://www.facebook.com/paradiselostofficial
http://twitter.com/officialpl

AT THE GATES & VOIVOD Take It Old School: Split 7″ EP

Having just wrapped up some touring in Asia, Scandinavia as well as through Spain, Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES will soon be back on the road again in support of their much acclaimed comeback studio album and Century Media Records debut, At War With Reality. First up, AT THE GATES will embark on the Decibel Magazine Tour together with CONVERGE, PALLBEARER and label-mates VALLENFYRE across North America, starting March 27th.

See here for more details: http://www.decibelmagazinetour.com and also check out the tour-related cover feature for the current April issue of Decibel Magazine here: http://store.decibelmagazine.com/collections/back-issues/products/april-2015-126 and a tour trailer here: http://youtu.be/v_heON7K9pU

To coincide with the start of the tour, AT THE GATES will release a very special split 7″ EP together with label-mates VOIVOD on April 6th. The 7″ EP will feature the AT THE GATES bonus track “Language Of The Dead” from the At War With Reality sessions (previously unreleased on vinyl!), while VOIVOD contribute the new song “We Are Connected”. The EP is “Double A-Sided” (meaning, each band has their own, reversible front-cover side!) and comes with artwork created for both bands by VOIVOD’s Michel “Away” Langevin.

The 7″ EP will be available in the following limited worldwide editions:

–1,000x copies black vinyl

–500x copies white vinyl

–500x copies transparent red vinyl

The 7″ EP will be on sale during AT THE GATES’ North American tour, but is also available for pre-order from CM Distro as of now. Get it here before it’s too late:http://smarturl.it/ATGVVsplitCMD

AT THE GATES were recently awarded with both a Swedish Grammy (“Grammis”, category: Best Hard Rock / Metal album) as well as with the Swedish independent music award “Manifest” for At War With Reality. The album entered national sales charts upon release in several countries: Sweden: #3, Germany: #25, USA: #53, Finland: #15, Austria: #39. Switzerland: #51, UK: #132, UK Rock Charts: #13, Belgium (Flemish): #78, Belgium (Wallonia): #162, Greece: #38, France: #119 and Japan (Oricon International): #17.

Promotional video links for At War With Reality are below:

“Heroes And Tombs”: http://youtu.be/ctXRhv90Gz8

Within Germany: http://www.muzu.tv/at-the-gates/heroes-and-tombs-official-video-video/2320747/

“Death And The Labyrinth”: http://youtu.be/hzjshF0TFm8

Within Germany: http://www.muzu.tv/at-the-gates/death-and-the-labyrinth-official-video-video/2310520/

Various physical formats of At War With Reality can be ordered from CM Distro in North America here: http://www.cmdistro.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=at+the+gates

See below for all upcoming AT THE GATES tour dates, including some recently announced festivals (updates marked *):

AT THE GATES – live 2015

Mar. 27, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Mar. 28, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Mar. 29, 2015 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Mar. 30, 2015 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Mar. 31, 2015 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 2, 2015 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 3, 2015 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 4, 2015 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Street / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 5, 2015 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 6, 2015 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 8, 2015 – Toronto, ON – The Phoenix / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 9, 2015 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 10, 2015 – Boston, MA – Royale / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 11, 2015 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 12, 2015 – New York, NY – Webster Hall / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE

May 1, 2015 – Örebro (Sweden) – Ritz + TRIBULATION
May 2, 2015 – Sundsvall (Sweden) – Pipeline + TRIBULATION
May 22, 2015 – Warszawa (Poland) – Progresja
May 23, 2015 – Kraków (Poland) – Studio
May 29, 2015 – Cape Town (South Africa) – The Mercury Live
May 30, 2015 – Johannesburg (South Africa) – Carfax Club
Jun. 16, 2015 – Rome (Italy) – Ippodromo Capannelle + SLIPKNOT *

Jun. 19, 2015 – Copenhagen (Denmark) – Copenhell Festival

Jun. 20, 2015 – Dessel (Belgium) – Graspop Metal Meeting

Jun. 21, 2015 – Clisson (France) – Hellfest

Jul. 3, 2015 – Hassleholm (Sweden) – Siestafestivalen

Jul. 16, 2015 – Tokaj (Hungary) – Kingdom of Hegyalja Festival *

Jul. 18, 2015 – Syðrugøta, Faroe Islands – G! Festival

Jul. 31, 2015 – Wacken (Germany) – Wacken Open Air

Aug. 6, 2015 – Gävle (Sweden) – Getaway Rock Festival

Aug. 8, 2015 – Jaromer (Czech Republic) – Brutal Assault Festival
Aug. 15, 2015 – Cetatea Rasnov (Romania) – Rockstadt Extreme Fest

Sept. 4, 2015 – Bogotá (Colombia) – Teatro Metropol *

Sept. 18, 2015 – Gothenburg (Sweden) – Liseberg

Nov. 7, 2015 – Leeds (UK) – Damnation Festival *

AT THE GATES online:

Century Media Records: Website | Facebook | Youtube | Twitter | Myspace

DEMOLITION HAMMER Vinyl Reissues & Amazing Hairdos

Century Media Records have released DEMOLITION HAMMER‘s quintessential “Tortured Existence” (1990) and “Epidemic Of Violence” (1992) on vinyl again. Featuring heavy 180g wax and the original cover artworks, these are must-haves for any thrashing lunatic out there.

DEMOLITION HAMMER “Tortured Existence (Re-Issue 2015)”

black LP – limited to 600 copies

gold LP – limited to 200 copies (only available via CMDistro.com / European & US webshop)

white LP – limited to 200 copies (exclusive to CMDistro.com / US webshop only)

DEMOLITION HAMMER “Epidemic Of Violence (Re-Issue 2015)”

black LP – limited to 600 copies

silver LP – limited to 200 copies (only available via CMDistro.com / European & US webshop)

transparent blue LP – limited to 200 copies (exclusive to CMDistro.com / US webshop only)

Get your copy here: http://smarturl.it/DHCMDistro

To get a powerful reminder of this brutal thrash band, check the following links:

“Infectious Hospital Waste” from “Tortured Existence”:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etrb25WNE4A (Original video clip)

https://soundcloud.com/centurymedia/demolition-hammer-infectious-hospital-waste

“Aborticide” from “Epidemic Of Violence”:

http://youtu.be/uN9nqZ4ohoQ (Static vid)

http://www.muzu.tv/demolition-hammer/aborticide-video/2358662/

Also, the US website Invisible Oranges featured DEMOLITION HAMMER in last week’s “Upcoming Metal Releases” section under “Boss Reissues”, check it out here:

http://www.invisibleoranges.com/2015/03/upcoming-metal-releases-312015-372015/

Don’t forget to also visit the band’s official facebook page where you can crawl through loads of old photos and more: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Demolition-Hammer/33021961306

www.centurymedia.com

www.superballmusic.com

AT THE GATES Album Production Video Updates

Ever since the pioneers of the “Gothenburg style” melodic death metal sound, AT THE GATES, have announced a comeback studio album with the classic line-up of their latest masterpiece, Slaughter Of The Soul (1995), the anticipation within the scene has been immense. AT THE GATES is now in full pre-production mode and expects to be recording their upcoming album, At War With Reality, in June/July with a tentative release in October/November 2014 via Century Media Records worldwide.
AT THE GATES has now launched a video featuring updates on the new material’s pre-production process. Check it out here: http://youtu.be/uOmaN4chwJM
AT THE GATES will be touring in support of At War With Reality throughout Europe and the UK, together with label-mates TRIPTYKON and MORBUS CHRON.
AT THE GATES @ Festivals 2014:
SA 26.04.2014 Santiago (Chile) – The Metal Fest / http://www.themetalfest.cl
SA 17.05.2014 Trezzo Sull’adda (Italy) – Metal Italia / http://metalitalia.com
FR 23.05.2014 Baltimore (USA) – Maryland Death Fest / http://www.marylanddeathfest.com
TH 10.07.2014 Neskaupstadur (Iceland) – Eistnaflug Festival / http://www.eistnaflug.is
AT THE GATES + Support:
TH 20.11.2014 Tampere (Finland) – Klubi
FR 21.11.2014 Jyväskylä (Finland) – Lutako
SA 22.11.2014 Helsinki (Finland) – Nosturi
AT THE GATES, GRAVE, MORBUS CHRON:
TH 27.11.2014  Göteborg (Sweden) – Trägårn
FR 28.11.2014 Stockholm (Sweden) – Arenan
SA 29.11.2014 Malmö (Sweden) – KB
AT THE GATES, TRIPTYKON, MORBUS CHRON:
TH 04.12.2014 London (UK) – Forum
FR 05.12.2014 Manchester (UK) – Academy 2
SA 06.12.2014 Glasgow (UK) – Garage
SU 07.12.2014 Birmingham (UK) – Academy
MO 08.12.2014 Cardiff (UK) – Solus
WE 10.12.2014 Essen (Germany) – Turock
TH 11.12.2014 Hamburg (Germany) – Markthalle
FR 12.12.2014 Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Eindhoven Metal Meeting
SA 13.12.2014 Leipzig (Germany) – Conne Island
SU 14.12.2014 Wien (Austria) – Arena
TU 16.12.2014 Aarau (Switzerland) – Kiff
WE 17.12.2014 Munich (Germany – Backstage Werk
TH 18.12.2014 Antwerpen (Belgium) – Trix
FR 19.12.2014 Cologne (Germany) – Essigfabrik
SA 20.12.2014 Berlin (Germany) – Postbahnhof
More details about At War With Reality will be revealed soon!
AT THE GATES online:

DIAMOND PLATE Release Video Teaser; Tour with DEATH ANGEL

DIAMOND PLATE recently teamed up with director Lester Cohn (MASTODON, NEIL YOUNG, CHEVELLE, TAKING BACK SUNDAY) to shoot a video for the song “Dance With Reality” off their sophomore album Pulse. For a sneak peek into the music video for “Dance With Reality,” please click the link below: http://youtu.be/O_NrBs-l03g

Pulse is now available at CMDistro.com. Be sure to preview the previously released tracks: “Walking Backwards” and “Dance With Reality“.

DIAMOND PLATE remaining tour dates with DEATH ANGEL, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, BATTLECROSS & REVOCATION

Nov. 08 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Nov. 09 – Tempe, AZ – Rocky Point Cantina
Nov. 10 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory

Check out the band’s first of four road blogs with Digital Tour Bus to read about the band’s Rocky Mountains madness here.

DIAMOND PLATE:

James Nicademus – Drums

Konrad Kupiec – Guitars

Matt Ares – Vocals/Bass Guitar

http://www.diamondplateband.com

http://www.facebook.com/diamondplate1 

Century Media Artist Videos; WARBRINGER, BROKEN HOPE, VILDHJARTA & more

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WARBRINGER – Hunter-Seeker (LYRIC VIDEO). Taken from the album, IV: Empires Collapse, Century Media Records, 2013.

ThumbnailBROKEN HOPE – Ghastly (Album Track) Taken from the album, Omen Of Disease, Century Media Records, 2013. September 30 (EU)/October 1 (US)

ThumbnailKILL DEVIL HILL – Crown Of Thorns (Album track). Taken from the album, Revolution Rise, Century Media Records, 2013.

ThumbnailWINDS OF PLAGUE – Open The Gates Of Hell (Teaser). Look out for the new video coming soon!

ThumbnailTURISAS – Ten More Miles Taken from the album Turisas 2013. Century Media Records 2013. Out now!

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BROKEN HOPE – The Docking Dead (Album Track) Taken from the album, Omen Of Disease, Century Media Records, 2013. September 30 (EU)/October 1(US).

ThumbnailVILDHJARTA – Dimman (New Track!) Taken from the upcoming 12″ EP /Digital EP, Thousands Of Evils, Century Media Records, 2013.