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:

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:

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

March 28 – Trick Shot Billiards and Music Hall – Clifton Park, NY
March 29 – Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY



Here’s what you missed last night on #TWRradio…

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Episode CCLXXXIII [283] The Welding Room
Thursday, March 12, 2015 WRDR-DB [TuneIn]
5:00-9:00pm ET
Red Rose Never Surrender 2015
Biohazard Business Urban Discipline Roadrunner 1993 +
Faith No More The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies King For A Day… Slash 1995 +
Cryptic Hymn Revel In Disgust 2015 +
Pryti Insomnia Tales of a Melancholic 2014 +
MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN BC Trucker Cold Was The Ground Napalm 2015 +
Angra Nothing To Say Holy Land CNR Music 1996
Hate Hate is the Law Crusade Zero Napalm 2015 +
Endrah Incorruptible The Culling Epochal Artists 2013
Slayer Spirit In Black Seasons In The Abyss Def American 1990
Vader Blood Of Kingu De Profundis Conquest 1995 request
Iced Earth 1776 Something Wicked… Century Media 1998
Scarab Pyramid of Illusions Serpents of the Nile ViciSolum 2015 +
Aversions Crown Conqueror Tyrant Nuclear Blast 2014 +
DEATH Killing Spree Spiritual Healing (Reissue) Relapse 1990
W.A.S.P. 95 – N.A.S.T.Y. Inside The Electric Circus Snapper 1986 request
BARREN EARTH A Shapeless Derelict On Lonely Towers Century Media 2015 +
Darkthrone Lesser Men The Underground Resistance Peaceville 2013 request
Ulver Svelen Gaaer Bag Aase Need Feuersturm Century Media 1997 request
MOONSPELL Breathe (Until We Are No More) Extinct Napalm 2015 +
Yesterday’s Saints Origen Adamantius Generation of Vipers Draconum 2015 +
FINSTERFORST Mach Dich Frei! Mach Dich Frei Napalm 2015 +
Wardruna Helvegen Yggdrasil Indie 2013
Souldrainer Turn Your Back Architect ViciSolum 2014
Karyn Crisis Alchemist Salem’s Wounds Century Media 2015 +
Iron Maiden Caught Somewhere In Time Somewhere In Time Capitol 1986 +
NIGHT DEMON Screams In The Night Curse Of The Damned Century Media 2015 +
Byzantine A Curious Lot To Release Is To Resolve Snakepit 2015
Sever the Drama Dr. Porkchop Chasing Shadows 2014 request
Old Man’s Child Soul Possessed The Pagan Prosperity Century Media 1997 +
Wardruna Fehu Yggdrasil Indie 2013
Ovid’s Withering Exile Scryers of the Ibis Unique Leader 2015 +
Boris The Blade Serpents Crown The Human Hive Siege of Amida 2014 +
Pantera Regular People (Conceit) Vulgar Display Of Power ATCO 1992 request
WHYZDOM While The Witches Burn Symphony For A Hopeless God Scarlet 2015 +
Voices Last Train Victoria Line London Candlelight 2015 +
Borknagar Grimland Domain The Olden Domain Century Media 1997
ARCHSPIRE Fathom Infinite Depth The Lucid Collective Season of Mist 2014 request
Cold Snap Rise Again World War 3 Eclipse 2015
Cradle Of Filth Beneath The Howling Stars Cruelty And The Beast Mayhem/Fierce 1998 +
All That Remains No Knock The Order of Things Razor & Tie 2015
In This Moment Bloody Creature Poster Girl Black Widow Atlantic 2014 request
Cannibal Corpse Fucked With A Knife Live Cannibalism Metal Blade 2000 request
Entombed Evilyn Clandestine Earache 1991 request
Anaal Nathrakh A Firm Foundation… Desideratum Metal Blade 2014 +
Huntress I Want To Fuck You To Death Starbound Beast Napalm 2013 +
Butcher Babies They’re Coming to Take Me Away Uncovered Century Media 2014 request

Here’s what you missed LAST NIGHT on #TWRradio

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Episode CCLXXXII [282] The Welding Room
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 WRDR-DB [TuneIn]
5:00-9:00pm ET INTV: Vynce Leff [WHYZDOM]
DE LA MUERTE Malaguegna Salerosa De La Muerte Bakerteam 2015
Goatwhore Reanimated Sacrifice Constricting Rage of the Merciless Metal Blade 2014
Europe War Of Kings (Radio Edit) War Of Kings UDR 2015
Napalm Death Cursed To Crawl Diatribes Earache 1996
EVIL INVADERS Venom Pulses Of Pleasure Napalm 2015
Pryti Insomnia Tales of a Melancholic 2014 +
STEEL BEARING HAND The Charnel God Steel Bearing Hand Unholy Anarchy 2015
Absu The Gold Torques Of Ulaid Gummo Domino 1997
Wardruna Fehu Yggdrasil Indie Recordings 2013
MOONSPELL Breathe (Until We Are No More) Extinct Napalm 2015 +
Karyn Crisis’ Gospel Of The Witches Alchemist Salem’s Wounds Century Media 2015 +
Ashes In Vein Until The End Of Time Pavement 2015
WHYZDOM While The Witches Burn Symphony For A Hopeless God Scarlet 2015 +
WHYZDOM Waking Up The Titans Symphony For A Hopeless God Scarlet 2015 +
Sepultura The Hunt Chaos A.D. Roadrunner 1993
CYRAX Oedipus Rex Pictures Bakerteam 2015
Pantera I Can’t Hide Official Live : 101 Proof EastWest 1997 +
ALLEN / LANDE Down From The Mountain The Great Divide Frontiers 2014 +
Motörhead Sacrifice Sacrifice CMC International 1995
Melechesh Metatron and Man Enki Nuclear Blast 2015
The Gentle Storm The Storm (Storm) The Diary InsideOut 2015 +
Xthirt13n Unreality (Explicit) Taste of the Light Metal Shop 2015
Wardruna IwaR Yggdrasil Indie Recordings 2013
HEIDEVOLK Urth Velua Napalm 2015
Rellik The Weeping Eyes Of Christ Spiraling Infinite Chaos HPGD 2015
Anthrax C11 H17 N2 O2 S Na Sound Of White Noise Elektra 1993 +
Enslaved One Thousand Years of Rain In Times Nuclear Blast 2015 +
Cryptic Hymn Revel In Disgust 2015 +
FINSTERFORST Mach Dich Frei! Mach Dich Frei Napalm 2015 +
Anaal Nathrakh The One Thing Needful Desideratum Metal Blade 2014 +
Cancer Bats No More Bull Shit Searching for Zero Metal Blade 2015
Fight Little Crazy War Of Words Sony 1993 +
Shadowspawn Mind Shut Down Ashes Of Sorrow HPGD 2015
Wardruna Gibu Yggdrasil Indie Recordings 2013
Psycroptic Cold Psycroptic Prosthetic 2015 +
BARREN EARTH A Shapeless Derelict On Lonely Towers Century Media 2015 +
Ovid’s Withering Exile Scryers of the Ibis Unique Leader 2015 +
Byzantine A Curious Lot To Release Is To Resolve Snakepit 2015 +
CARACH ANGREN Two Flies Flew into a Black Sugar Cobweb This is No Fairy Tale Season of Mist 2015
Akercocke Verdelet Words That Go Unspoken… Earache 2005 request

AMARANTHE Returning To Studio After Tour

AMARANTHE – the modern metal sextet from Gothenburg, Sweden – announced that they will be returning to North America in support of their new album.  The band will be providing direct support for Within Temptation. The tour begins 9/25 in San Francsico, CA and runs through 10/11 in Worcester, MA.

Guitarist Olof Morck commented on the North American tour:

“We could not be more pleased to announce that we will be supporting Within Temptation on their North American tour this fall! I have loved Within Temptation’s music for almost ten years, so it will be an honor to support them. But most of all, we can’t wait to see our amazing American fans again, and make a bunch of new ones!”

The band has confirmed an autumn 2014 release date for their new studio album via Spinefarm Records; as yet untitled, this latest outing will be the follow-up to Amaranthe (2011, now gold in Sweden) and The Nexus (2013). These two releases, which defined the band’s approach through their signature blend of musical styles and voices, caused an international stir right from the start; not only did The Nexus top the rock chart in Sweden, but it went straight to # 1 on the US iTunes Metal Chart as well, whist the videos (from both albums) have continued to clock up millions of views.

The success of these records saw AMARANTHE  playing to audiences all over the world, and now – following shows across Europe, including an appearance at the Bandit Awards in Stockholm where one of the band’s three singers, Elize Ryd, received the ‘Rock n’ Role Model’ Award – the six will head back into the studio.

AMARANTHE are currently on tour in Europe.  A complete list of dates and links to purchase tickets can be found HERE.

Request AMARANTHE, WITHIN TEMPTATION on #TWRradio every Tuesday/Thursday 5pm ET on TuneIn!

AMARANTHE w/ Within Temptation:

9/25: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

9/26: Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia

9/28: Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater

9/30: Minneapolis, MN @ First Theater

10/1: Chicago, IL @ Vic Theater

10/2: Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater

10/3: Toronto, ON @ The Sound Academy

10/5: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis

10/7: Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live

10/9: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

10/10: New York, NY @ Terminal 5

10/11: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

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SHADOWSIDE Gathering New Album Ideas

Shadowside, one of the most important names of Brazilian heavy metal, is  preparing to end the fans’ anxiety. The band has recently declared they are  already working on ideas for a new album, follower of the successful Inner Monster Out.
After a successful European tour supporting Helloween and Gamma Ray and a  series of praised performances in Brazil, Brazilian band Shadowside is thinking  of the follower their most fruitful album to date, “Inner Monster Out”,  considered by Roadie Crew magazine one of the most important releases of  Brazilian heavy metal history.
The band has declared on several interviews that they are working on ideas  for their new album.
“We’ve been talking about this new material since the  Hellish Rock tour and renown producer Fredrik Nordström is already aware of our  intention of working with him again,” said guitarist Raphael Mattos.
Vocalist Dani Nolden highlighted the band’s growth.
“We’ve played a lot of shows, over 60  on this last tour, we’ve grown more mature and I believe we’ll come up with  something even better.”
Inner Monster Out was considered by the fans and specialized media as one  of the best records released in 2011/2012.
Some of the album’s achievements were:
– Winner of the 11th Independent Music Awards, one of the most important  awards of independent music, by popular voting on the category Best  Metal/Hardcore album. Past winners include Lacuna Coil and All that  Remains.
– 26th best selling album in Japan according to BURRN! magazine, appearing  in front of names such as Nightwish, Shinedown, Evanescence and Lamb of  God.
– 9th position on CMJ Top 40 Loud Rock charts. The album remained on the  top 15 for 6 weeks in a row and top 10 for 2 weeks in a row. CMJ is the primary  source for exclusive charts of non-commercial and college radio airplay.
Even with their minds on this new material, Shadowside doesn’t feel like  leaving the stages yet.
They are still booking dates for the second leg of the Brazilian tour and available for shows worldwide.
Concert promoters interested in booking the band should contact contato@furiamusic.com.br for shows in Latin America and info@b-musik-management.de for shows worldwide.

Female-Fronted Technical Death Metallers YOUR CHANCE TO DIE Release New Album

Adrenaline PR

South Carolina female-fronted technical death metal band YOUR CHANCE TO DIE is thrilled to announce the release of their sophomore full-length album, The American Dream via Red Cord Records. The record is available on iTunes.The American Dream

In addition, the band released a new music video for the track Oscuridad. Shred-worthy guitar solos, pounding blast beats and shattering growls make this track a must-listen. On a larger scale, the new album The American Dream captures the listener with its heavy yet darkly ambient tracks, bringing a new dimension to the band’s already polished sound.

Now, we know what you’re thinking. Female-fronted technical death metal? Really? Can that possibly work and still be legitimate death metal? Yes, really. Take one listen/watch of their new music video for the single Oscuridad and it will become increasingly apparent that this band is all skill and no frill, with a female vocalist that gives many of today’s male death metal vocalists a marathon-worthy run for their money.

YOUR CHANCE TO DIE has been featured on several radio stations, in national magazines and on countless music websites. See what press has had to say about YOUR CHANCE TO DIE and their sound:

“…this is maximum face-melting-inducing death metal, that carries strong melodic influences enhanced by some great lead guitar work… still can’t believe it’s a woman on vocals! Dudes, just for that give it a listen, and mind your jaw don’t drop to hard against the floor. Death metal aside, any real lover music, and a love for musicianship would concur that there is mad skill on this album” The Metal Resource

“Some very fun blasts, off-time breaks and fills, and gallops make the record very fun to listen to. Missi’s growl evokes pain and doom, in a most effective manner. There are hauntingly beautiful melodies, because the guitarists clearly know what they’re doing” – The New Review

“[Missi] brings on the rage just as well, if not better, than some male front men. The sound of the band is built on a sturdy groundwork of screeching guitars and the double pedal bass drum styling’s of Daniel Todd. The nine-track album, energetic from start to finish, is filled with whaling guitar solos and heavy breakdowns that will snap your neck”  – Lexington Music Press Magazine

“What you have here is a band…a band that makes it work. The vocals are straight. When listening, you forget the whole female aspect and just listen to the music for what it is. And what it is, is a brutal assault of melodic death metal”  – Buried Sound

In 2011 YOUR CHANCE TO DIE released their first official album with Red Cord Records entitled Suscitacio Somnus, recorded and produced by Jamie King (Between the Buried and MeThe Human AbstractFor Today). The full length album received very strong reviews and topped iTunes and FYE lists as the “best-selling metal album” in its first week.

YOUR CHANCE TO DIE completed three national tours, as well as a successful tour in Central America and two tours in Mexico. In support of the new album, 2013 will bring another national tour, a Central/South America tour, and a European tour. YOUR CHANCE TO DIE has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Still RemainsiwrestledabearonceFor TodayNileEmmure, and more.


Missi Avila-vocals

Chase Crouch-guitars

Coca Avila-guitars

Thomas White-drums

For more info on YOUR CHANCE TO DIE: https://www.facebook.com/yourchancetodiesc


PURSON Track Available via Pitchfork Now

Purson, the female-fronted UK band that Kerrang has described as having “the best bits of ’60s and ’70s rock – think Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Cream… brought to 2013 in a sweet-smelling musical haze,” premiere the song Well Spoiled Machine via Pitchfork HERE.

Debut Album, The Circle And The Blue Door, Out April 30

The London-based band’s debut album, The Circle and The Blue Door, is set for an April 30 release via Metal Blade/Rise Above Records.

“best debut of 2013” – Decibel Magazine: Editor-in-Chief, Albert Mudrian 

“a modern demonic sound” – BBC

“their brand of gothic psychedelia is set to take 2013 by storm” – Terrorizer

“Purson are the UK’s new ambassadors for the otherworldly”  Subterranea/Metal Hammer

Spiderwood Farm, a song singer Rosalie Cunningham penned after flipping through a copy of Sounds from 1972, is streaming via Decibel HERE. A video for Leaning On A Bear debuted last month and is viewable HERE.

Directed by Chris Martin, Rosalie said of the setting:

“We found this great place in Brixton, South London called Café Cairo that look as though it has been transplanted there from the souk in Marrakesh.”

The clip gives a perfect visual to the band’s trippy psychedelia, or as they call it “vaudeville carny psych.”

Pre-orders of The Circle and The Blue Door are available via Metal Blade at this link: www.metalblade.com/purson. Purson will make their debut U.S. performances this fall with tour dates forthcoming.