Monthly Archives December 2018

THE CROWN – Post 2018 Video Recap

Sweden’s THE CROWN wishes you all a Happy New Year with greetings and a recap of 2018.

On the live front, The Crown currently has four shows booked for 2019:

27 – Nöjesfabriken – Karlstad, Sweden

11 – Graveland Open Air – Hoogeveen, Netherlands
31 – Bavarian Battle Open Air – Kirchdorf, Germany

1 – Wacken Open Air – Wacken, Germany

In other news, brand new vinyl editions of Crowned In Terror, Crowned Unholy and Possessed 13 will be available January 11th. Preorders – eBay, EMP.

Here’s the available versions:

Crowned In Terror
-180 g black vinyl
-Amber marbled vinyl (ltd. 200) EU
-Clear teal marbled vinyl (ltd. 200) EU
-Bone white marbled vinyl (ltd. 100) EU
-Orange-brown marbled vinyl (ltd. 300) US

Crowned Unholy
-180 g black vinyl
-Dead gol...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE – Issues Studio Update

Massachusetts metalcore band KILLSWITCH ENGAGE has finished recording their new album. The outing is now set for further arrangement, editing, and mixing courtesy of Killswitch guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz and is expected to hit streets in the spring.

Vocalist Jesse Leach had the following to say via Instagram:

“All vocals for the new Killswitch Engage album are complete. Blood (actual blood), sweat, tears, more sweat, anxiety, anger, hope, love, frustration, passion and full on heartbreak are injected into every single word. Can’t wait for you to hear it when it’s all complete! Adam D is at the controls with more mixing, editing and arranging to do. I absolutely have to give Adam D a massive massive thank you for helping me more than any other record I’ve made...

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KISS – Live “Love Gun” Footage Posted

Eagle Rock Entertainment has uploaded a video of KISS performing the classic “Love Gun” from the KISS Rocks Vegas release from 2016.

Captured in the midst of their 40th Anniversary World Tour, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Famers sonically shook Vegas during their residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in November 2014. This Sin City set sizzles with KISS classics from across their 44 album legacy: “Rock And Roll All Night,” “Detroit Rock City,” “Shout It Out Loud,” “Love Gun,” and more. As a bonus feature, KISS Rocks Vegas includes a seven-song acoustic set. Punctuated with pyrotechnics galore, the film presents the fire, electricity, and one-of-a-kind rock experience that earned KISS over 100 million sales globally.

The Deluxe Edition of KISS R...

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CARNAL FORGE – Debut New Lyric Video

Swedish thrash metal veterans, CARNAL FORGE, have released a new lyric video for the song “Reforged”, to be included on the band’s upcoming album, Gun To Mouth Salvation, out on January 25th via ViciSolum Productions. Check it out above.

Gun To Mouth Salvation is Carnal Forge’s first album since 2007’s Testify For My Victims. Cover artwork by Federico Boss at Abstract Chaos Design.


“Endless War”
“Bound In Flames”
“King Chaos”
“The Order”
“State Of Pain”
“Sin Feast Paradise”
“The Stench”

Swedens Finest Thrash Metal Since 1997! 6 albums, 1 live DVD, touring in Europe, USA & Japan. 3 official videos. New album out January 19th, 2019.

The most hard hitting Swedish thrash metal band you will ever find...

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ARMORED SAINT – Working On New Music

New Tunes? Yes, Please!

“We can’t believe this year has flown by so fast,” says ARMORED SAINT. “We wanted to extend our gratitude to everyone who came out and supported us this year (and every year). What an amazing year we had. Travelling far, beyond places we ever imagined, meeting so many new fans and old for the first time, performing Symbol for you, has all been such an amazing experience.” 

“We are constantly reminding ourselves on how very lucky we are to have supporters like you for so many years. We never imagined we’d be still doing this 37 years later, but it’s what we hoped for. Thank you for being there. In return, we hope to leave it all out there, on stage, for you every night. Blood, sweat, tears, bruises and all.”

“Thank you to all our crew that work their ass...

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MARYLAND DOOM FEST – Early Bird Discount

The Maryland Doom Fest celebrates its 5th anniversary this upcoming June and has confirmed FIFTY of today’s heaviest bands to grace the stages of two venues in 2019. For the first time in its history, MD Doom Fest brings international artists, the mighty CONAN from the United Kingdom and INTERITUM from Tasmania, with 48 hallowed USA acts coming from coast to coast!

Early Bird Discount Ends 12/31! THE MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2019 – 5th Anniversary – June 20th-23rd with PENTAGRAM, CONAN, EARTHRIDE, MOTHERSHIP, WARHORSE, 40+ More!

In a dual-ceremonial event, the MD Doom Fest Pre-Party on Thursday, June 20th is a 20th Anniversary celebration of the Stoner Hands of Doom Festival (ShoD), with a spectacular lineup...

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ASTROPHOBOS – Streaming New Single

Swedish black metal trio ASTROPHOBOS have recently shared the second single from their new studio full-length album “Malice Of Antiquity”, which is set for release on January 18th through Triumvirate Records with worldwide distribution via Sound Pollution.

Titled “Begotten in Black”, this new track is now playing and Decibel Magazine commented: “Begotten in Black” displays clear influence from other melodic black metal acts like Dissection, Sacramentum and UADA; soaring tremolo-picked riffs and nails-on-chalkboard vocals delivered like something between a growl, scream and chant are the hallmarks of the new offering, though what Astrophobos offer is more raw than the aforementioned artists.”    

Listen to “Begotten in Black” above.

The album’s first audio offeri...

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GREENBEARD – New EP And Tour Dates

Austin’s stoner/desert rock trio GREENBEARD launched their new EP ‘Onward, Pillager‘ via the Denver, Colorado label Sailor Records on December 22nd. ‘Onward, Pillager‘ serves as a teaser for an upcoming, full-length release on Sailor Records in 2019.

Both releases are produced, recorded, and mixed with Jeff Henson at Red Nova Ranch, in Austin, Texas. The EP is mastered by Alberto De Icaza. The band once again teamed up with long time collaborator Antoine Defarges of Headbang Design, to continue the Greenbeard tradition of elaborate, striking artwork for all their releases.

Greenbeard had this to say about their new EP:

“It’s been great working with Jeff Henson on this EP! Aside from great recording quality, one of Jeff’s strengths that really works for us is his songwriting vision...

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POISON – To Make A Comeback In 2020

Get Ready For The Return Of The Band With The Most Hair!

Speaking with Newsday, POISON frontman Bret Michaels – who has carved out a successful solo career – claimed that the band is more than just a live nostalgia act even though their last studio release of original material was Hollyweird in 2002.

Michaels: “There’s never going to be a day when I say, ‘I’m done with Posion. The band is looking forward to returning in 2020 with some new songs. We are still having the time of our lives on stage.”

Check out live footage above of Poison on the road in on the Nothin’ But A Good Time Tour 2018.

“Formerly known as Paris, Poison was formed in 1984 by Bret Michaels, bassist Bobby Dall, and drummer Rikki Rockett. After leaving their hometown of Harrisburg, PA, and resettling in L...

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SAMAEL – Reissued “Antigod” Track Posted

The 2011 album from Swiss industrial black metal act SAMAEL, “Lux Mundi”, will be reissued in early 2019. A new version of the track “Antigod”, off the reissue, can be heard via a lyric video above.

S A M A E L awakened on the 14th of July 1988 when brothers Xytraguptor and Vorphalack loaded their musical gear into an atomic bunker.

Rehearsing seven days a week, they soon recorded a couple of tracks and released their self- financed 7” «Medieval Prophecy» which infiltrated the underground scene through mail and small independant distributors.

Two years later, the duet moved to Geneva to record what would become S A M A E L’s first album...

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