TÝR Announce North American Tour with Children of Bodom

TÝR will be joining Children of Bodom on their “Halo of Blood over North America” tour in early 2014. The tour will embark on February 14 in Quebec City and wraps up on March 28 and 29 with back-to-back shows at Irving Plaza in New York, NY. Additional supporting acts are TBA with announcements coming soon. Tickets and premium packages are available now exclusively at SHOWstubs.com. General tickets will go on sale on Friday, November 8 at 10:00am local time.

Vocalist/guitarist Heri Joensen shares his excitement for this tour:

“Finally we get to announce this one. It’s been in the works for a long time and it’s probably the biggest tour we’ve ever been on. North America, we’re very excited to see you all again soon!”

TÝR performed live on August 10 as part of the Faroe Island’s Summarfestivalurin in Klaksvik. Over 8,000 Faroese were in attendance as the band put on a huge set featuring old favorites, as well as new tracks, including “Blood of Heroes.” The event was filmed and a video for “Blood of Heroes” can be seen now at metalblade.com/tyr.

TÝR’s brand new album, “Valkyrja,” has debuted on charts worldwide! In the US, the album reached #15 on the Billboard Heatseeker’s Chart, #22 on Current Hard Music, #39 on Overall Hard Music, and #70 on the Independent albums chart! On iTunes on day of release, “Valkyrja” reached #4 on the metal chart. In Europe, the album entered at #45 on German Top 100 Album Charts, and #76 on Switzerland’s charts. And in Canada, the record reached #26 on the Metal chart. On iTunes Canada, the record peaked at #2 on the metal chart, #9 on the rock chart, and #73 on the top 200 albums chart!

About:
Valkyrja is a concept album with a story line based loosely around a nameless Viking age warrior who leaves his woman and goes off to impress the Valkyrie on the battlefield so that she may bring him to Valhalla, or to Fólkvangr, the home of Freyja—the goddess associated with love, sexuality, beauty, fertility, gold, sorcery, war, and death. One can say the album is also indirectly about women and how they affect men and what men will do to impress and obtain women.

Front man and founder Heri Joensen goes on to explain;

“the woman that the warrior leaves may represent the earthly women. Freyja, The Lady Of The Slain, may represent the perfection of Women, and the Valkyrie is the link between the two, taking men from earthly to godly women.”

Order your copy of “Valkyrja” at these locations:

North America – indiemerch.com
Europe – emp.de
UK – amazon.co.uk

TYR w/ Children Of Bodom, special guests TBA

02/14 Quebec City, QC Imperial

02/15 Montreal, QC Metropolis

02/16 Toronto, ON Sound Academy

02/18 Thunder Bay, ON Crocks

02/20 Winnipeg, MB The Garrick

02/21 Saskatoon, SK Louis Pub

02/22 Edmonton, AB Union Hall

02/23 Calgary, AB Macewan Ballroom

02/25 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom

02/26 Seattle, WA El Corazon

02/28 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore

03/01 Los Angeles, CA House Of Blues

03/02 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory

03/03 Phoenix, AZ Club Red

03/05 Salt Lake City, UT The Murray Theater

03/06 Denver, CO Summit Theater

03/07 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater

03/08 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls

03/10 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live

03/11 Dallas, TX House Of Blues

03/12 Houston, TX House Of Blues

03/14 Atlanta, GA Masquerade

03/15 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution

03/16 Tampa, FL The Ritz Ybor

03/18 Asheville, NC Orange Peel

03/19 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore

03/21 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore

03/22 Philadelphia, PA Theatre Of Living Arts

03/23 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues

03/24 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall

03/25 Chicago, IL House Of Blues

03/27 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club

03/28 New York, NY Irving Plaza

03/29 New York, NY Irving Plaza

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SEPTICFLESH Begin Recording New Album

The Greek symphonic death metal act SEPTICFLESH has entered Devasoundz Studios in Athens to record the 10 songs that will appear on their new, as-yet-untitled full-length album, the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2011 release “The Great Mass.” This time around, the band will record with producer and former Machine Head guitarist Logan Mader (Cavalera Conspiracy, Fear Factory, Gojira) while once again collaborating with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition, the group will also utilize full regular and children’s choirs on the new album, which will surely further enhance the epic nature of their music.
Stay tuned to the band’s website for more information in the coming weeks: http://www.septicflesh.com/
SEPTICFLESH has earned extensive international acclaim for their eight albums to date, as well as their performances on tour alongside the likes of Cradle of Filth, Amon Amarth, Gorgoroth, Satyricon and Children of Bodom. The group, who recently headlined the “Conquerers of the World” North American tour, will take part in next year’s 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise. The band’s new album is scheduled to be released in North America via Prosthetic Records in early 2014

 

Goblin Metallers, NEKROGOBLIKON Tease Album

ALBUM RELEASE SHOW @ The Troubadour in Hollywood, CA on September 11, 2013

Don’t miss front man, Nicky Von Doom on The Welding Room – Tuesday, August 20th!

Official Music Video for ‘No One Survives’ – 2 MILLION VIEWS and Counting – http://youtu.be/KsMKOx6fumc

 World renowned sex icons and saviors of American goblin metal NEKROGOBLIKON have revealed an official album teaser, cover art and track listing for our their new half-length power, arriving everywhere on August 27, 2013. A very special set of pre-order packages for the release is now available here: http://nekrogoblikon.merchnow.com (Note: failure to pre-order may and most likely will lead to merciless ridicule from peers and colleagues)*

*This may still happen even if you pre-orderimage001

Track listing:

1.  Friends (in Space)

2.  Nothing but Crickets

3.  Powercore

4.  Bells & Whistles

5.  Giraffe

power was brilliantly and masterfully produced by us the band, NEKROGOBLIKON, and mixed and mastered by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children of Bodom, Hatebreed).

NEKROGOBLIKON has also unveiled a short trailer featuring song clips from power to increase sales tease the release of this undisputed masterpiece. Check out the album teaser NOW on the band’s official YouTube page: http://youtu.be/cfaxvnXkJQI

Band frontman and co-founder NICHOLAS VON DOOM offered the following regarding the writing and recording process,

“It took months and months of trial and error: we tried abusing substances, then getting off of them and doing meditation and yoga, and even everything in between, and still nothing seemed to work. But eventually it just clicked, and we finally figured out the best and most efficient way to remove all the hair from the shower drain in my apartment. What were we talking about again?”

Guitarist ALEX “GOLDBERG” ALEREZA also commented on power,

“It’s the most buyable collection of music we’ve ever released. If I were to be presented with such an option, I would pre-order a digipak containing the CD, maybe even with a T-shirt. Otherwise I would probably just torrent it.”

NEKROGOBLIKON will be headlining The Troubadour in Hollywood, CA on September 11, 2013 for a CD release show.

For more information on NEKROGOBLIKON, please visit these websites:

www.facebook.com/Nekrogoblikon

www.nekrogoblikon.merchnow.com

NEKROGOBLIKON is proudly endorsed by Vic Firth, Halo Guitars, Radii Footwear, and The Mountain Clothing. They recently appeared at several top-notch Euro festivals, including Download Festival, Rock Am Ring, Rock Im Park, etc.

NEKROGOBLIKON:

Nicholas Von Doom – Vocals, Keyboards

Tim Lyakhovetskiy – Guitars, Backup Vocals

Goldberg (Alex Alereza) – Guitars, Backup vocals

Fingers (Brandon Frenzel) – Bass

Bready (Eddie “Drifty” Trager) – Drums

Raptor (Aaron Minich) – Keyboards

BATTLECROS​S Debuts on Billboard Top 200

BATTLECROSS’ latest album, War of Will, debuted at #134 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #118 on the top current albums chart, #2 on the heatseeker chart, #15 on the current hard music chart, #16 on the hard music overall chart, and #32 on the independent albums chart. It didn’t stop here though, as the band also debuted in Canada’s Soundscan charts coming in at #178 Top 200 Current and #25 Hard Music Charts while also landing on the iTunes charts for release date at #103 Top 200, #10 on Rock, and #2 on Metal! This marks the band’s first ever Billboard chart debut! War of Will also peaked at #3 on the US iTunes metal chart on the day of release.

BATTLECROSS comments on the chart debut:

“This is just amazing! We are really grateful and honored that fans like our record enough to pick it up when there are so many great releases out this summer. We’re truly humbled by this outpouring of support and we are very proud that War of Will is getting such great reviews from around the world. We share this achievement with Co-Producers Eyal Levi and Mark Lewis from Audiohammer Studio, our management, and Metal Blade Records, as they’ve been a huge part of this record. Thank you to everyone!”

The band is on tour as part of the Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour with Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Machine Head, Mastodon and more. BATTLECROSS made an undeniable impact on fans, both old and new, through insane walls of death and just plain shredding. If the fest has yet to hit your town, make sure to check rockstarmayhemfest.com for details and tickets!

BATTLECROSS triumphantly return as one of the true champions of American Heavy Metal with their devastating sophomore 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 will soon prove as one of the most impressive follow-up releases, destined to become a heavy metal classic for fans of all sub-genres.

War of Will triggers a strange Déjà Vu while feeling completely brand new” says Levi.

“another essential listen for thrash fans worldwide” – Big Cheese Magazine (UK)

“The level of musical and compositional progression here is startling, to be quite honest… The effect as a whole is energetic and fist-pumping to the extreme, ushering in a beacon of hope for American metal in 2013” – Zero Tolerance Magazine (UK)

“Get ready for Battlecross to move up to headlining status by the conclusion of this album’s touring cycle. War Of Will is a rallying cry for American metal, synthesizing the best of all sides of the extreme, thrash, and modern genres to champion for the genre” – DeadRhetoric.com

BATTLECROSS
Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival (remaining dates)
07/17 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront
07/19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
07/20 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/21 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
07/22 New York, NY Saint Vitus w/ Huntress
07/23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
07/26 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
07/27 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
07/28 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/29 Louisville, KY Expo Five w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Emmure, Motionless In White, Born of Osiris, Job for a Cowboy, Huntress
07/30 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
07/31 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre
08/02 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
08/03 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/04 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
08/05 Oklahoma City, OK The Chameleon Room
End Tour
08/07 Sauget, IL Pop’s w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
08/08 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
08/09 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
w/ Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, The Acacia Strain
09/26 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
09/30 Madison, WI Orpheum Theatre
10/02 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
10/03 Ft. Wayne, IN Piere’s
10/04 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
10/09 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s Downunder

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Killer New BATTLECROSS Album, On Tour Now

(Detroit, MI) – BATTLECROSS triumphantly return as one of the true champions of American Heavy Metal with their devastating sophomore release, War of Will. Co-produced at Audio Hammer Studios with famed producers Mark Lewis and Eyal Levi, the sophomore effort from Detroit’s newest soldiers of steel will soon prove as one of the most impressive follow-up releases, destined to become a heavy metal classic for fans of all sub-genres.

War of Will triggers a strange Déjà Vu while feeling completely brand new” says Levi.

Stream Force Fed Lies or request any BATTLECROSS song on The Welding Room. Text #DeathThreatsComplaints to @TheWelding Room.com or call (856) 393-2100  and pre-order your copy of War of Will now at metalblade.com/battlecross.

After a fist-pumping debut, impressive breakout tours in 2012, BATTLECROSS will continue their climb as one of metal’s most impressive new bands with appearances at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, Orion Music +More with Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Deftones and Suicidal Tendencies in the band’s hometown of Detroit and the 4th Annual Gwar-B-Q with Municipal Waste and Corrosion of Conformity.

War of Will was released July 9, 2013 just as they headed out for the summer on the Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour with Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Machine Head, Behemoth, Mastodon and more. For tickets and details, head to rockstarmayhemfest.com.

BATTLECROSS
06/08 Detroit, MI Belle Isle Park – Orion Music + More Festival w/ Metallica
06/27 Las Vegas, NV Cheyenne Saloon
w/ Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest 2013
06/29 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
06/30 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/01 Lake Tahoe, CA Whiskey Dick’s w/ Huntress
07/02 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
07/03 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
07/05 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
07/06 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
07/07 Englewood, CO Fiddler’s Green Ampitheatre
07/09 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Job for a Cowboy, Huntress
07/10 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/12 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
07/13 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
07/14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07/16 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
07/17 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront
07/19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
07/20 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/21 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
07/22 New York, NY Saint Vitus w/ Huntress
07/23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
07/26 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
07/27 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
07/28 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/29 Louisville, KY Expo Five w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Emmure, Motionless In White, Born of Osiris, Job for a Cowboy, Huntress
07/30 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
07/31 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre
08/02 Austin, TX TBA
08/03 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/04 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
End Tour
08/07 Sauget, IL Pop’s w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
08/08 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
08/09 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress

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BATTLECROSS Stream Full Album


BATTLECROSS are streaming their brand new album, War of Will at metalblade.com/battlecross. This stream will be up for a limited time only! Through noon pacific on Tuesday, July 9.

Additionally, the brand new music video for Never Coming Back was recently finished and is available on youtube now HERE.

BATTLECROSS launched a new contest at facebook.com/battlecrossmetal. Fans who pre-order War of Will via Metal Blade, Benchmark, or IndieGoGo will get a double entry to win an ESP LTD MH-350NT from BATTLECROSS and ESP Guitars! Enter to win now HERE.

BATTLECROSS triumphantly return as one of the true champions of American Heavy Metal with their devastating sophomore 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 will soon prove as one of the most impressive follow-up releases, destined to become a heavy metal classic for fans of all sub-genres.

War of Will triggers a strange Déjà Vu while feeling completely brand new” says Levi.

War of Will will be in stores and on-line on July 9, 2013. The band is on tour now as part of the Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour with Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Machine Head, Mastodon and more. For tickets and details, head to rockstarmayhemfest.com.

 “another essential listen for thrash fans worldwide” – Big Cheese Magazine (UK)

BATTLECROSS
07/09 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Job for a Cowboy, Huntress
07/10 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/12 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
07/13 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
07/14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07/16 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
07/17 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront
07/19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
07/20 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/21 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
07/22 New York, NY Saint Vitus w/ Huntress
07/23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
07/26 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
07/27 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
07/28 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/29 Louisville, KY Expo Five w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Emmure, Motionless In White, Born of Osiris, Job for a Cowboy, Huntress
07/30 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
07/31 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre
08/02 Austin, TX TBA
08/03 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/04 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
End Tour
08/05 Oklahoma City, OK The Chameleon Room w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
08/07 Sauget, IL Pop’s
08/08 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works
08/09 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s w/ Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, The Acacia Strain
09/26 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
09/30 Madison, WI Orpheum Theatre
10/02 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
10/03 Ft. Wayne, IN Piere’s
10/04 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
10/09 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s Downunder
End tour
10/12 Trois Rivieres, QC Bâtisse Industrielle w/ Hatebreed

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BATTLECROSS Recruit Kevin Talley For Summer Dates

(Detroit, MI) Battlecross made a HUGE impact at Orion Music and More on June 8, with appearances at the event’s press conference with Metallica, and receiving praise from local and national press at the event. Joining the band for the show was revered metal drummer, Kevin Talley, who previously performed with Six Feet Under, Chimaira, The Red Chord, Dying Fetus, and more. With less than two weeks to go before the beginning of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest, Battlecross is excited to announce that Kevin Talley will also be performing with them all summer long! Check out a video of Kevin Talley performing War Ensemble live at Orion Music and More on youtube HERE.

Yesterday, Battlecross unveiled a brand new track, Flesh and Bone, at metalsucks.net. Additionally, the band posted their second studio video with exclusive, candid footage from their recording sessions at Audio Hammer Studios. The band-filmed clips include guitar tacking, as well as an extended jam by virtuoso bassist, Don Slater. Watch clip #2 at metalblade.com/battlecross. At that page, fans can also stream Force Fed Lies and pre-order the album.

BATTLECROSS triumphantly return as one of the true champions of American Heavy Metal with their devastating sophomore 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 will soon prove as one of the most impressive follow-up releases, destined to become a heavy metal classic for fans of all sub-genres.

“War of Will triggers a strange Déjà Vu while feeling completely brand new” – Eyal Levi

War of Will releases July 9, 2013 just after the band heads out on the Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour with Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Machine Head, Mastodon and more. For tickets and details, head to rockstarmayhemfest.com.

BATTLECROSS
06/27 Las Vegas, NV Cheyenne Saloon
w/ Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest 2013
06/29 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
06/30 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/01 Lake Tahoe, CA Whiskey Dick’s w/ Huntress
07/02 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
07/03 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
07/05 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
07/06 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
07/07 Englewood, CO Fiddler’s Green Ampitheatre
07/09 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Job for a Cowboy, Huntress
07/10 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/12 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
07/13 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
07/14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07/16 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
07/17 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront
07/19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
07/20 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/21 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
07/22 New York, NY Saint Vitus w/ Huntress
07/23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
07/26 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
07/27 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
07/28 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/29 Louisville, KY Expo Five w/ Children of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Emmure, Motionless In White, Born of Osiris, Job for a Cowboy, Huntress
07/30 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
07/31 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre
08/02 Austin, TX TBA
08/03 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/04 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
End Tour
08/07 Sauget, IL Pop’s w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
08/08 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress
08/09 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s w/ Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Huntress

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AMON AMARTH Post Mini-Documentary

AMON AMARTH unveiled the first of their special three-part mini documentary titled Forging Mjölnir. Filmed and directed by Luke Daley (http://makezure.com), the up-close-and-personal clip — which includes stunning black and white nature footage and Norse artwork — celebrates the imminent release of the band’s ninth studio offering, Deceiver of the Gods.

Watch the six-and-a-half minute segment where vocalist Johan Hegg and bassist Ted Lundström elaborate on the mythological themes found within their latest epic via the band’s microsite at http://deceiver.amonamarth.com.

Not many bands can claim their ninth album as the most powerful, dynamic, and plainly aggressive of their career, but then AMON AMARTH consistently upped their game with every successive release. Having exploded onto the Swedish melodic death metal scene with 1998’s Once Sent from the Golden Hall, every album arrived bursting at the seams with power, melody and immersive storytelling centered around the richness of Norse mythology. Deceiver of the Gods captures the quintet at the peak of their powers.

“Every time we start working on new music we begin with the idea that we’re going to write the best album ever,” Hegg states.

“We knew we wanted a more aggressive, live feeling to this record but there’s no formula behind what we do. We just try to write something that takes us a step further than the last record, and is something that will excite us and our fans. Deceiver Of The Gods is the result.”

For proof, sample fourth track, Shape Shifter now streaming via Stereogum HERE.

Deceiver of the Gods was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, UK, and produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (Opeth, Megadeth, Exodus, Arch Enemy, Killswitch Engage). The follow-up to the band’s critically adored 2011 release, Surtur Risingoffers up ten maniacally heavy battle hymns rife with the band’s absorbing harmonies and Hegg’s commanding Viking roar. Deceiver of the Gods comes adorned with another outstanding Tom Thiel-created cover portraying a mythical battle between the Norse Gods Loki and Thor. As an added bonus, Messiah Marcolin (Candlemass) makes an appearance as guest vocalist on eighth track, Hel.

For special Deceiver of the Gods pre-order packages as well as a stream of the title track, go to this location: http://www.metalblade.com/amonamarth. Deceiver of the Gods will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records June 25, in Europe June 21/24 and Japan on June 26.

Following a run of European festival dates next month, AMON AMARTH will be opening the main stage of this year’s edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest set to commence June 29 in San Bernardino.

AMON AMARTH Summer 2013 European Festival Tour:
06/01 Forta Rock Festival – Nijmegen, NL
06/06 Sweden Rock Festival – Solvesborg, SE
06/07 Rock Am Ring – Nurburgring, DE
06/08 Sonisphere – Sonisphere, FR
06/09 Rock Im Park – Nurenberg, DE
06/11 MeetFactory – Prauge, CZ
06/12 Eter Club – Wroclaw, PL
06/14 Copenhell – Copenhagen, DK
06/15 Noval Rock – Nickelsdorf, AT
06/16 Download Festival – Donington, UK
06/21 Nummirock – Nummijarvi, FI

AMON AMARTH
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest 2013:
06/29 San Manuel Amphitheater – San Bernardino, CA
06/30 Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
07/02 Idaho Center Amphitheatre – Nampa, ID
07/03 White River Amphitheatre – Auburn, WA
07/05 Desert Sky Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
07/06 Isleta Amphitheatre – Albuquerque, NM
07/07 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre – Englewood, CO
07/09 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI w/ Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross, Huntress
07/10 Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON
07/12 First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
07/13 Toyota Pavilion – Scranton, PA
07/14 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center – Darien Center, NY
07/16 Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
07/17 Bangor Waterfront – Bangor, ME
07/19 Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
07/20 Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga Springs, NY
07/21 The Comcast Theatre – Hartford, CT
07/23 PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
07/24 Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
07/26 Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
07/27 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
07/28 DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
07/29 Expo Five – Louisville, KY w/ Children of Bodom, Behemoth, Emmure, Motionless In White, Born of Osiris, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross, Huntress
07/30 Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
07/31 Live Nation Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
08/02 Austin 360 Amphitheatre – Austin, TX
08/03 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – The Woodlands, TX
08/04 Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX
08/05 Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre – Kansas City, MO w/ Rob Zombie, Machine Head, Children Of Bodom
08/07 Pop’s – Sauget, IL w/ Children of Bodom, Battlecross, Huntress
08/08 Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN w/ Children of Bodom, Battlecross, Huntress
08/09 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH w/ Children of Bodom, Battlecross, Huntress
08/11 Heavy MTL Festival – Montreal, QC

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Answer Fan Questions [Video]

Fans from all around the world had the chance to ask CHILDREN OF BODOM their questions via the official Nuclear Blast Europe Facebook page and when Felix of Nuclear Blast met the band he forwarded them to Alexi and Henkka.

This resulted in a great video interview – Part I can be watched here.

CHILDREN OF BODOM recorded Halo Of Blood at Finland’s Danger Johnny Studios (in a top secret, undisclosed location in Helsinki) with recording engineer Mikko Karmila, who worked on the Hatebreeder (1999), Follow the Reaper (2000), and Hate Crew Deathroll (2003) albums.

The album was produced by the band and Mikko Karmila, mixed at Finnvox StudiosKeyboards recorded by Janne Wirman and vocal production by Peter Tägtgren.

Track listing:
01 – Waste Of Skin
02 – Halo Of Blood
03 – Scream For Silence
04 – Transference
05 – Bodom Blue Moon (The Second Coming)
06 – The Days Are Numbered
07 – Dead Man’s Hand On You
08 – Damage Beyond Repair
09 – All Twisted
10 – One Bottle and a Knee Deep

Check also out the first album trailers:
Part I: http://youtu.be/INzpnD1HyNA
Part II: http://youtu.be/YieIHJ53bVM

 

AMON AMARTH Unleash New Album Details

Melodic death metal heroes AMON AMARTH are pleased to unveil the details of their ninth studio album. Titled Deceiver of the Gods, the epic offering was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, UK, produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (Opeth, Megadeth, Exodus, Arch Enemy, Killswitch Engage). The cover art was, once again, completed by Tom Thiel and depicts a mythical battle between the Norse Gods Loki & Thor. Fans will also recognize a special appearance on this album with Messiah Marcolin (Candlemass) providing guest vocals for eighth song, Hel. Deceiver of the Gods will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records June 25, in Europe June 21/24 and Japan on June 26.

Comments vocalist Johan Hegg:

“We feel very excited about this new album, and personally I feel that Deceiver of the Gods is the strongest album we’ve ever done. By far! I’m confident that all our fans will enjoy this punch-in-the-face-of-a-record!”

Opening title track and first single, Deceiver of the Gods is currently streaming at the band’s official Metal Blade page: http://www.metalblade.com/amonamarth where you’ll also find special pre-order info.

Deceiver of the Gods Track Listing:
01. Deceiver of the Gods
02. As Loke Falls
03. Father of the Wolf
04. Shape Shifter
05. Under Siege
06. Blood Eagle
07. We Shall Destroy
08. Hel
09. Coming of the Tide
10. Warriors of the North

A compelling synthesis of buzzsaw riff work, melodic harmonies and soul-severing rhythms punctuated by vocalist Johan Hegg’s callous Viking roar and gripping accounts of Norse battles and treachery, Deceiver of the Gods is the follow-up to the band’s critically lauded 2011 Surtur Rising full-length. Finding placement on multiple charts worldwide the record is among the band’s fastest-selling albums to date. Surtur Rising sold approximately 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week landing the band at #34 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums. Around the world Surtur Rising also charted in Germany at #8 on the Top 100 chart, #19 on Canada’s Top 200 Chart, #12 on Austria’s Top 40 Chart and Switzerland’s Top 100 at #20.

AMON AMARTH will be opening the mainstage of this year’s edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest set to commence June 29 in San Bernardino.

AMON AMARTH
Summer 2013 European Festival Tour
06/01 Nijmegen, NL Forta Rock Festival
06/06 Solvesborg, SE Sweden Rock Festival
06/07 Nurburgring, DE Rock Am Ring
06/08 Amnéville, FR Sonisphere
06/09 Nurenberg, DE Rock Im Park
06/11 Prague, CZ MeetFactory
06/12 Wroclaw, PL Eter Club
06/14 Copenhagen, DK Copenhell
06/15 Nickelsdorf, AT Nova Rock
06/16 Donington, UK Download Festival

AMON AMARTH
w/ Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest 2013
06/29 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
06/30 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
07/02 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
07/03 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
07/05 Phoenix, AZ Desert Sky Pavilion
07/06 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
07/07 Englewood, CO Fiddler’s Green Ampitheatre
07/09 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection w/ Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross, Huntress
07/10 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/12 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
07/13 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
07/14 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
07/16 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
07/17 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront
07/19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
07/20 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/21 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
07/23 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/24 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
07/26 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
07/27 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
07/28 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/29 Louisville, KY Expo Five w/ Children of Bodom, Behemoth, Emmure, Motionless In White, Born of Osiris, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross, Huntress
07/30 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
07/31 Tampa, FL Live Nation Amphitheatre
08/02 Austin, TX Austin 360 Ampitheatre
08/03 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/04 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
08/05 Kansas City, MO Cricket Wireless Ampitheater w/ Rob Zombie, Machine Head & Children Of Bodom
08/07 Sauget, IL Pop’s w/ Children of Bodom, Battlecross, Huntress
08/08 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works w/ Children of Bodom, Battlecross, Huntress
08/09 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s w/ Children of Bodom, Battlecross, Huntress
08/11 Montreal, QC Heavy MTL Festival

AMON AMARTH:
Johan Hegg – Vocals
Olavi Mikkonen – Guitars
Ted Lundström – Bass
Johan Söderberg – Guitars
Fredrik Andersson – Drums

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