Finland’s SCARECROW to Release New Album This Halloween

Scarecrow make their Horror Pain Gore Death Productions debut with the energetic album Flesheaters III.
This Halloween prepare for the ultimate in Horror Metal; a very interesting and intense combination of Death/Thrash with a healthy dose of Black Metal and Punk elements. Scarecrow are a force to be reckoned with a fresh sound that is rough, heavy, fast, raw and melodic. Fleasheaters III is complete horror, terror and destruction!
Special Edition CD includes 4 bonus tracks recorded live at Selviytyjät fest in Jalasjärvi, Finland 2012. A must have release for fans of Bludwulf, Danzig, Disfear, Driller Killer, Entombed, Genocide Superstars, GG Allin, The Lurking Corpses, Marduk, The Misfits, Motörhead, Nasum, Offspring, The Ramones, Samhain, White Zombie and Zeke.
Pre-order your copy of the CD for only $10 with free shipping at http://www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/store/hpgd072.html
Pre-order the Digital Download for only $6.66 at http://hpgd.bandcamp.com/album/flesheaters-iii-special-edition
Listen to the full track “Undead Nazi Bastard” at http://youtu.be/Z3rv0tvUjq8
TRACK LISTING:
1. Killing Machine
2. Undead Nazi Bastard
3. Eine Symphonie Des Grauens
4. Night Of The Butterfly Knives
5. Mutilated Sweet Heart
6. Flesheater Superstars
7. Skullfuckers
8. Miss Halloween
9. Fog From The Graves
10. Never Dies
11. Phantom
12. Hands Of Satanic Porn
13. Eine Symphonie Des Grauens (live)
14. Gasmask Girl (live)
15. Morgue Wedding (live)
16. Hands Of Satanic Porn (live)
 

 

UNKIND Premiere Full Album

Finnish hardcore heroes UNKIND are streaming their brand new album Pelon Juuret in its entirety via Lambgoat.com.  The album is set to be released via Relapse Records tomorrow in North America and is currently available in the rest of the world on CD/LP/Digital.  Exclusive packages are available here while the album is available on iTunes here.

Pelon Juuret coming July 9 via Relapse Records

Additionally, the band recently premiered a lyric video for the song Kentoon Tapetut entirely in Finnish via YouTube here. An English translation in the video description.

Pelon Juuret was recorded with producer Kari Nieminen at Noisecamp studios in Turku, Finland at the end of 2012 and   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.

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.

Additionally, the band is confirmed for a series of Finnish dates including LPRHC and Back 2 School Fest.

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

“blackened d-beat that sounds like fighting against a strongman whose fists are made of fire, so you not only get pummeled, but also burned to a blackened crisp” – MetalSucks 

www.relapse.com

www.facebook.com/unkindhardcore

www.unkindband.bandcamp.com

THE FORESHADOWING slated to support SWALLOW THE SUN in Europe

Rock the Nation presents: SWALLOW THE SUN on The Morning Never Came anniversary tour.
Finland’s SWALLOW THE SUN are known as the ultimate bringers of melancholic death doom and melodic death metal – a reputation they established right away with their mammoth debut album The Morning Never Came in 2003. This release is an absolute fan favorite, so it’s a perfect pick for an anniversary tour exactly ten years later. SWALLOW THE SUN will play The Morning Never Came in its glorious entirety on all dates – plus a whole bunch of other classic tracks!

Supporting SWALLOW THE SUN will be British kings of all things depressive ANTIMATTER and Italian goth doomers THE FORESHADOWING.

THE FORESHADOWING completed their first ever North American tour earlier this year. For those that missed the tour, limited quantities of left over merch can be found on-line at indiemerch.com/theforeshadowing. Additionally, the band recently completed a video that was shot throughout that tour. Fans can watch The Forsaken Son now on youtube HERE.

The Morning Never Came Anniversary Tour
SWALLOW THE SUN w/ ANTIMATTER, THE FORESHADOWING
25.10.2013 CH – Aarau, Kiff
26.10.2013 IT – Milan, Rock & Roll Arena
27.10.2013 DE – Munich, Backstage
28.10.2013 CZ – Prague, Nova Chmelnice
29.10.2013 DE – Darmstadt, Steinbruch Theater
30.10.2013 DE – Hamburg, Grünspan
31.10.2013 DE – Oberhausen, Helvete
01.11.2013 FR – Paris, Nouveau Casino
02.11.2013 NL – Apeldoorn, Brainstorm Festival
03.11.2013 UK – London, Underworld

www.rtn-touring.com
www.hardticket.eu
www.swallowthesun.net
www.antimatteronline.com
www.theforeshadowing.com

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

HPGD Productions Announce SEPTORY, SADISTIK FOREST Split Album

Horror Pain Gore Death ProductionsHorror Pain Gore Death Productions will release a split CD between Russia’s premiere Death Metal band SEPTORY and Finland’s own SADISTIK FOREST (featuring Markus Makkonen of HOODED MENACE). This CD is part of the HPGD “Price Slasher” series and will be released on June 25.

Below is the official description:

Horror Pain Gore Death Productions brings together two of the sickest Death Metal bands in the world for a killer split! Septory are the fastest rising Death Metal band in Russia at the moment. Featuring members of cult Death Metal act Bestial Deform and Black Metal horde Khashm, their brand of traditional yet innovative Death Metal is highly recommended for fans of Deicide, Vader and early Cannibal Corpse. After releasing the Rotting Humanity EP in 2006, Septory put out their crushing debut World War Chaos in 2008, followed by the destructive Seductive Art Profane in 2011. Their strong HPGD debut features a deadly collection of new anthems of evil, old school Death Metal and includes a cover of Bestial Deform’s Three Days Since Dead. An absolutely crushing offering!

Finland’s Sadistik Forest is Death Metal four piece from Oulu and includes Markus Makkonen of Hooded Menace on vocals/bass. The band has often been compared to such names as Bolt Thrower, Morbid Angel, Terrorizer, Vader, Napalm Death, Sodom and early Sepultura. Relentless, punishing and unforgiving, their aural assault is a concoction of early 90’s Death Metal, Grindcore and 80’s Thrash. After releasing their self-titled debut in 2010, SF released the brutal Death, Doom, Radiation in 2012. This recording features three brand new originals and a cover version of the Seth Putnam‘s/Thor’s collabaration Throwing Cars at People (On Coke With Thor). This is the 4th entry in the Price Slasher series that delivers high quality sickness at the lowest price possible. Prepare to headbang!

You can pre-order your copy for only $8 including shipping at http://www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/store/hpgd067.html

Cover art:http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/6160/hpgd067.jpg

Listen to two full tracks from this release at  http://youtu.be/4Q1n7yNOF9M and http://youtu.be/7TgjNQHvgj0 

TRACK LISTING:

Septory

1. Intro
2. Crescendo Of Evil Soul
3. Three Days Since Dead (Bestial Deform cover)
4. Labyrinths Of Death
Sadistik Forest
5. Bound To Die
6. Illusion Of Freedom
7. Mutilated Mind
8. Throwing Cars At People (On Coke With Thor)

HPGD Official Website: http://www.horrorpaingoredeath.com/

HPGD on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/horrorpaingoredeath

HPGD on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/hpgd666

HPGD on YouTubehttp://www.youtube.com/user/horrorpaingoredeath?feature=watch

AMORPHIS Hit the Charts With New Album

AMORPHIS update from the mighty NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS!

Finnish masters of melancholic dark metal, AMORPHIS, entered the charts with their most recent effort, Circle, leading with a sensational #1 position in their origin, Finland. Congratulations, guys!

AMORPHIS

Finland: #1
Germany: #13
Hungary: #13
UK: #14 (Rock Top 40)
Austria: #24
Sweden: #33, #3 (Rock/Metal)
Japan: #39
Switzerland: #57

Circle was produced and mixed by legendary producer/musician Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN). Order the album via http://smarturl.it/AmoCircle

They recently posted the official video for the first single, Hopeless Days at this location:

Also check:
Enchanted By The Moon lyric video: http://youtu.be/Q3Tdeg_IHGU
Shades Of Gray lyric video: http://youtu.be/Zt9_xAiYQJ8




Hopeless Days lyric video: http://youtu.be/gdKt1aw4BK8


Circle track by track: http://youtu.be/qbCj7cYk-Kg
Studio Report Part 1: http://youtu.be/fLdUj7wm2PM
Studio Report Part 2: http://youtu.be/VTHcE6Z4lPM
Studio Report Part 3: http://youtu.be/hLbHuMS_IkQ
Studio Report Part 4: http://youtu.be/66DHBCnYpjY

AMORPHIS CIRCLE World Tour

presented by ROCK HARD, ZILLO, BLAST!, METALNEWS.DE
05.11. D Cologne – Essigfabrik
06.11. D Bochum – Zeche
07.11. D Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik
08.11. D Munich – Backstage
09.11. D Frankfurt – Batschkapp
10.11. CH Geneve – L’Usine
12.11. E Barcelona – Apolo
13.11. E Valencia – Rock City
14.11. E Sevilla – Sala Custom
15.11. PT Lisbon – Paradise Garage
16.11. E Madrid – But
17.11. E Bilbao – Kafé Antzokia
19.11. F Toulouse – Connexion
20.11. F Paris – Divan Du Monde
21.11. D Saarbrücken – Garage
22.11. D Dresden – Tante Ju
24.11. A Vienna – Szene
26.11. I Milan – Alcatraz
27.11. CH Pratteln – Z7
28.11. D Osnabrück – Hyde Park
30.11. B Vosselaar – Biebob
01.12. UK London – O2 Academy Islington
04.12. D Hamburg – Markthalle
05.12. DK Odense – Posten
06.12. S Gothenburg – Brewhouse
07.12. N Oslo – John Dee
08.12. S Stockholm – Klubben

 

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

 

CHILDREN OF BODOM Release Album Details, To Join Mayhem Fest

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Finnish heavy metal superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM (aka COB) set Halo of Blood as the title of their eagerly anticipated eighth studio album, set for a June 11 North American release via Nuclear Blast Records.

They also unveiled the album cover art, created by artist Sam Saramäki, known for his work on the classic COB records Follow the Reaper, Are You Dead Yet? and Hate Crew Deathroll.

CHILDREN OF BODOM recorded Halo of Blood in Finland’s Danger Johnny Studios (located at a top secret, undisclosed location in Helsinki) with recording engineer Mikko Karmila, who worked with the band on their earlier albums Hatebreeder, Follow the Reaper and Hate Crew Deathroll and producer Peter Tägtgren (Marduk, Amon Amarth) who oversaw production of both vocals and keyboards on the record. The album will be mixed at Finnvox Studios.

CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman and international guitar hero Alexi “Wildchild” Laiho comments,

Halo Of Blood is the eighth studio album from Children of Bodom. Musically, we’ve kept it fresh and new while still maintaining the elements that make COB’s sound so recognizable. This new album has both the fastest and the slowest songs we’ve ever made and lyrically, there are themes we’ve never touched on before. Prepare yourselves for ten tracks of pure Nordic metal!”

Halo Of Blood tracklisting:

1.) Waste of Skin
2.) Halo of Blood
3.) Scream for Silence
4.) Transference
5.) Bodom Blue Moon (The Second Coming)
6.) The Days are Numbered
7.) Dead Man’s Hand on You
8.) Damage Beyond Repair
9.) All Twisted
10.) One Bottle and a Knee Deep

In support of Halo of Blood, CHILDREN OF BODOM will tour North America alongside Rob Zombie, Mastodon, Amon Amarth and more as one of the featured acts at the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. Set to launch June 29 in San Bernardino, California, the five week trek will run through August 4 in Dallas, TX. The just-announced itinerary for the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is listed on THE WELDING ROOM – TOUR DATES page.

 

About CHILDREN OF BODOM:

CHILDREN OF BODOM’s enthralling mix of modern heavy metal, melodic hooks and the instrumental acrobatics have solidified the critically acclaimed Finnish band as one of the most revered hard rock acts in the world and one of the leading voices of metal’s new generation. The group’s superstar frontman/guitarist Alexi “Wildchild” Laiho is known worldwide for his ambitious guitar playing and was named “Best Metal Guitarist” by the readers of Guitar World. CHILDREN OF BODOM has been called “technically dazzling” by the New York Times and “One of the most talented metal bands of our time” by VICE. 15 years into its career, COB continues to grow its ever-expanding fan base via supercharged live shows that have also made fans of some of hard rock’s biggest names. The band’s name is derived from the infamous Lake Bodom murders, which took place in Finland in 1960.

In addition to Laiho, CHILDREN OF BODOM features Henkka Seppälä (bass), Roope Latvala (guitar), Jaska Raatikainen (drums) and Janne Warman (keyboards).

SOILWORK New Album, Fan Q&A Video

Logo: Nuclear Blast Records

The Living Infinite, the brand new album by visionary Swedish metallers SOILWORK is out now. THE WELDING ROOM will debut a track from the 2-disc collection on the program Monday, March 4. The Living Infinite is the first double album in the history of melodic death metal and received raving reviews worldwide:

SOILWORK

“YOU REALLY LIKE TO KICK OFF 2013 WITH SUCH A MELODIC DEATH METAL STATEMENT“ – METAL HAMMER (GERMANY)

“THIS IS SOILWORK‘S MOST AMBITIONED, DIVERSE AND THOUGHT-THROUGH ALBUM“ – LEGACY MAGAZINE (GERMANY)

“POWERFUL, GRANDIOSE AND CONSTANTLY SHARP AS A BLADE! A MELODIC DEATH METAL COLOSSUS“ – SWEDEN ROCK MAGAZINE (SWEDEN)

“MEMORABLE MELODIES, CRUSHING RHYTHMS, PHENOMENAL SINGING“ – METALLIAN (FRANCE)

“SOILWORK IS BACK, REACHING MATURITY WITH THE MOST EPIC & COMPLETE RECORD THEY HAVE EVER WRITTEN“ – HARD ROCK MAGAZINE (FRANCE)

“PURE PERFECTION“ – SUE (FINLAND)

“SOILWORK HAVE SHARPENED THEIR AXES AND SEEM QUITE EAGER TO ATTACK! WELCOME BACK“ SCREAM (NORWAY)

“THIS IS SOILWORK’s MOST ADVENTUROUS AND ACCOMPLISHED WORK TO DATE“ – TERRORIZER (UK)

“WHAT AN AMAZING ALBUM! SOILWORK AT THEIR BEST“  – LORDS OF METAL (NETHERLANDS)

“AN EXISTENTIAL METAL MASTERPIECE“ – METAL HAMMER (UK)

SOILWORK - „The Living Infinite“ OUT NOW, ... - 2013-03-01

Furthermore, singer Björn “Speed” Strid and bass player Ola Flink answered some general questions about the band that had been submitted by fans via the Nuclear Blast Facebook page – watch their answers here: http://youtu.be/cHLtsFzTJKY

Order the album physically via http://smarturl.it/SoilworkCD or digitally via iTunes: http://smarturl.it/SoilworkLIiTunes

Also check out:
Rise Above The Sentiment music video: http://youtu.be/_LEKU7cBOak
Long Live The Misanthope viral video: http://youtu.be/YFug3xQBKAk
This Momentary Bliss viral video: http://youtu.be/LR2C2kEONIU



Spectrum Of Eternity viral video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_DydLwYnUk





SOILWORK @ Festivals 2013
05/31 PL-Warsaw Ursynalia
07/07 RO-Bucharest B’ESTFEST 
07/11-13 D Ballenstedt Rockharz

07/13 PL-Wegorzewo Seven Festival
07/22-24 SI-Tolmin Metaldays 2013
07/25-26 D Speichersdorf Wackel Festival
08/01-03 D Wacken Wacken Open Air
15.-17.08.13 D Dinkelsbühl Summer Breeze Open Air
06.09. USA Atlanta – ProgPower
07.09. MEX Mexico City – Lunario