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)*

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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:



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.


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

Maldivian Metallers NOTHNEGAL Announce EP Release Date

Maldivian melodic heavy metal band NOTHNEGAL and their international label Season of Mist issued an updated release date for the band’s upcoming experimental self-titled EP. The new release North American release date for the EP will be August 6, 2013. The EP will release in all other territories a week prior on July 29.

Track Listing:

1 – Actuality

2 – Rannamaari

3 – Viha

4 – Flux Plane

“This EP will have an experimental sound inspired from traditional music of the Maldives with the lyrics being based on the folklore, beliefs and legends of the islands here,” states guitarist Hilarl.

“We wouldn’t say that this is the successor of Decadence, as the sound on these songs would be far from our normal sound, so we want to treat this as more of an experimental release. We are curious to know the people’s reaction to this. We have already started writing the material for our next full length album which would have a more familiar sound to the fans.”

Hilarl adds,

“The other major change on this would be the fact that our longtime guitarist Fufu, who is also a founding member of NOTHNEGAL was not able to be part of the songwriting and recording of this EP due to personal commitments. Chippe’ (Serenity Dies) filled in for him.”

The EP was recorded at Vakaruge Studios in the Maldives with producer Shamheed, with additional production being handled by Matt Hyde (Slipknot, Bullet for My Valentine, As I Lay Dying) and Paul Reeve (MUSE). The NOTHNEGAL EP will consist of four tracks and will be released exclusively through digital retailers in North America and other parts of the world.


Affan (Vocals)

Hamad (Bass)

Hilarl (Guitar)

Chippe (Guitar)

Marco Sneck (Keyboards)

Kevin Talley (Drums)

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HOLY GRAIL Premiere New Video


Having just completed touring with the Anthrax-headlined Metal Alliance Tour, Los Angeles heavy metal quintet HOLY GRAIL are excited to premiere their second-ever music video. Directed by Will Knapp, Ride The Void — the title track from their critically acclaimed sophomore release — can be seen below or on YouTube.

Described as “the second coming of Judas Priest” by the Washington Times, HOLY GRAIL spent much of 2012 recording Ride The Void – which cracked the Top 10 of the Billboard Heatseekers chart upon its release earlier this year – with producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children of Bodom).

“You’d have to go back 20 years to find a metal record that achieves this level of instant infectiousness.” Decibel

The album is currently available on iTunes and Amazon MP3, as well as on CD or LP via RideTheVoid.com.

HOLY GRAIL are currently touring their way west with Exodus. The band will also play a show at the Viper Room in Los Angeles — their first hometown headlining performance since the release of Ride The Void — on May 15. Additional tour dates will be announced soon.
4/25 Ashwaubenon, WI – Green Bay Distillery *
4/26 Fargo, ND – House of Rock *
4/27 Billings, MT – The Railyard *
5/15 Los Angeles, CA – The Viper Room
* with Exodus

For more information please visit: www.facebook.com/holygrailofficial


EINHERJER Announce North American Tour Dates

After a 12-year absence from North America, Norwegian Viking metal veterans EINHERJER announced plans to ransack the continent this spring.

The band will kick off the Dragons Over Vineland Canadian tour, on which they’ll be supported by Panzerfaust, in Toronto on March 15. Prior to this, EINHERJER will play a showcase at the prestigious South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, in addition to headlining the 2013 Heathen Crusade Metalfest in St. Paul, MN.

EINHERJER will be supporting their acclaimed 2011 Indie Recordings debut (and fifth album overall), Norrøn, the first new release from the band in eight years. Recorded at Studio Borealis in the band’s home town of Haugesund, Norway and produced by vocalist/guitarist Frode Glesnes, the six-track album was mixed and mastered by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children of Bodom).

EINHERJER live dates:
3/9          St. Paul, MN – Heathen Crusade Metalfest
3/13        Austin, TX – South by Southwest (venue TBA)
3/15        Toronto, CA – Hard Luck Bar #
3/16        Sudbury, ON – Byscenen #
3/18        Ottawa, ON – Maverick #
3/19        Montreal, QC – Katacombes #
3/20        Quebec City, QC – L’Agité #
3/21        Jonquière, QC – Place Nikitoutagan #
3/22        Trois-Rivières, QC – Rock Cafe le Stage #
3/23        St-Hyacinthe, QC – Bar le Trash #
4/6          Haugesund, NO – Byscenen
# – with Panzerfaust

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HOLY GRAIL Ride The Void Lyric Video

(Los Angeles, CA) – HOLY GRAIL released the lyric video for the title track of their upcoming album, Ride The Void. You can view the video directly on their site HERE or by clicking the video below. The album, to be released on Jan. 22 through PROSTHETIC RECORDS in U.S., Jan. 16 via Universal in Japan, and via Nuclear Blast on Jan. 18 in Europe and Jan. 21 in the UK, is available for pre-order through www.RideTheVoid.com. Pre-order bundles include Ride The Void on CD or LP along with either a t-shirt, long-sleeve, or pullover hoodie featuring the album’s artwork (featured above).

Watch the Video

Ride The Void was produced by Grammy award winner Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children of Bodom).

“You’d have to go back 20 years to find a metal record that achieves this level of instant infectiousness”Decibel magazine

The band kicks off an extensive tour cycle on the upcoming Metal Alliance tour, playing alongside Anthrax, Exodus, High on Fire and Municipal Waste. Dates & tickets can be found on www.MetalAllianceTour.com.

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HOLY GRAIL Added To Metal Alliance Tour

Los Angeles-based heavy rockers HOLY GRAIL confirmed their participation in the upcoming Metal Alliance tour alongside Anthrax, Exodus and Municipal Waste, which will kick off in March. Tour dates will be announced shortly.
This will be HOLY GRAIL’s first tour in support of their sophomore release, Ride The Void, which is scheduled for release in North America via Prosthetic Records on January 22 (January 16 in Japan via Universal Music, January 18 in Europe via Nuclear Blast, January 21 in the UK).  
Pick up a variety of pre-order bundles including the album on either CD or LP format along with an exclusive t-shirtlong-sleeved shirt or hoodie exclusively through www.RideTheVoid.com.
Ride The Void was produced by Grammy award winner Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children of Bodom), mixed by Mark Lewis (All That Remains, Trivium) and mastered by Alan Douches (Baroness, Converge).
“You’d have to go back 20 years to find a metal record that achieves this level of instant infectiousness”


The album‘s first single, Dark Passenger is the track that serves as the A-side of the band’s new 7-inch, which is on sale now – for free as part of the PROSTHETIC RECORDS Winter Sampler by clicking HERE.

HOLY GRAIL also revealed the final set of preview videos for Ride The Void, Wake Me When It’s Over and Rains of Sorrow – which are featured below. You can find all of the track-by-track videos on www.RideTheVoid.com, as well as view an instructional guitar lesson for Dark Passenger featuring guitarists Eli Santana & Alex Lee.
Final Set Of  Ride The Void Preview Videos:

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HOLY GRAIL Drop Teasers For 3 More Songs

HOLY GRAIL: Teaser Videos for Three New Songs Unveiled

Los Angeles based heavy rockers HOLY GRAIL posted three new videos in which they preview and discuss tracks from their new album, Ride The Void.

Check out teaser clips for the songs Too Decayed To WaitCrosswinds and Take It To The Grave below or on the video tab at RideTheVoid.com.

Produced by Matt Hyde (Children of Bodom, Slayer, Skeletonwitch), Ride The Void is scheduled for release in North America on January 22, 2013.

Pre-order the album (available on CD or LP) and a variety of apparel and merchandise, including their new 7″ single Dark Passenger (which features a non-album track as the B-side) HERE.

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The band will headline a show in Fullerton, California on December 17 and announce their participation in a major spring tour in the coming weeks.

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NOTHNEGAL Back in the Studio

Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Less than a year after the release of their debut album Decadence, Maldives’ very own NOTHNEGAL issued the following update:

“We entered Vakaruge Studio in Male, Maldives last week. We have already recorded demos and will be working with producers Matt Hyde (known for his collaboration with Slipknot, Machine Head and Bullet For My Valentine among others) handling the overall production and Paul Reeve (who worked as a producer on most of Muse’s albums) dealing with the vocal and additional production. The idea is to incorporate environmental / ambient sounds and traditional instruments of the Maldives into the music, in order to create a unique blend. Our new singer Affan will perform vocals on all songs, this time”.


Decadence, featuring the singles Claymore and Salvation, as heard on The Welding Room, is available in Season of Mist’s e-shop.

HOLY GRAIL Preview Two New Tracks

HOLY GRAIL, who will see their sophomore album Ride The Void issued on January 22, 2013 in North America, have revealed two new teaser clips for tracks from the upcoming release.

PROSTHETIC RECORDS is currently offering a special Black Friday discount of 10% OFF all items on the PROSTHETIC webstore, including all pre-orders for Ride The Void and HOLY GRAIL’s new 7″ single Dark Passenger. To take advantage of this sale, just enter in discount code “BF2012” upon checkout before Friday, Nov. 30th HERE.

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Ride The Void, the follow-up to the band’s 2010 debut release Crisis in Utopia, was produced by Grammy-winner Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children of Bodom).

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Decibel magazine claims,

“You’d have to go back 20 years to find a metal record that achieves this level of instant infectiousness,” comparing it to the iconic Megadeth record Countdown to Extinction and labelling vocalist James Paul Luna as “the finest metal singer of his generation.”

The first single from the album, Dark Passenger, was released on 7″ vinyl recently while the band toured alongside Hellyeah. This year, the band has also been seen playing alongside the likes of Black Label Society, Valient Thorr, Dio Disciples, Royal Thunder, Sebastian Bach, Dragonforce and more.

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