Category METAL NEWS

HIDEOUS DIVINITY – Streaming New Track





Next month, Italian death metal act, HIDEOUS DIVINITY, which features within its ranks current and former members of Hour Of Penance and Aborted, will unleash the “Adveniens” full-length album via Unique Leader.

In advance of its release, the band has unleashed “Angel Of Revolution” for communal
dissection. Elaborates guitarist Enrico Schettino of the track:

“Where did all this come from? Anger and frustration. Time was running out, recording sessions were approaching, and still, something was missing. The Riff was not there. Yet. Hours were spent listening, relistening, writing, and rewriting, and nothing. Almost giving up, it came. The Riff. Straight, simple, impulsive.

“The rest was easy: Stefano [Franceschini] came along with his punishing bassline and [vocalist] Enrico H...

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ROCKLAHOMA FESTIVAL 2017 – Daily Lineups Revealed





Den Headz, the daily lineups have been set for this year’s Rocklahoma festival, slated to go down this year at the Catch The Fever festival grounds in Pryor, OK. Here are the daily lineups:

Thursday, May 25th (Campground Party):

Another Lost Year
Nicnos
Locust Grove
Final Drive
Midnight Mob
Hoodslide
Stolen Rhodes
BC & The Big Rig
Reliance Code
Screaming Red Mutiny

Friday, May 26th:

Def Leppard
Three Days Grace
Skillet
Pierce The Veil
The Pretty Reckless
In Flames
Slaughter
Rival Sons
Fozzy
Badflower
Goodbye June
Aeges
Retrospect All Stars
Lynam
Aska
Electro_Nomicon
Ratchet Dolls
Death Grip
T.R.O.Y.
Arson City
Keychain
Sun And Flesh
Thousand Years Wide
Save The Hero
The Normandys
Difuser

Saturday, May 27th:

Soundgarden
Stone Sour
The Cult
Zakk Sabbath
Suicidal Tendencies
Diamond Head

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AMORPHIS – Streaming “Bad Blood” Live Video





Finnish metal act AMORPHIS recently released a tour edition of their latest album, Under A Red Cloud. An official live video for the track “Bad Blood” is now available for streaming HERE.

The tour edition of Under A Red Cloud features a book containing lyrics from all Joutsen-era Amorphis albums and black and white illustrations by Pekka Kainulainen. The bonus disc contains nine live songs under the title An Evening With Friends At Huvila.

Tracklisting:

CD1
“Under The Red Cloud”
“The Four Wise Ones”
“Bad Blood”
“The Skull”
“Death Of A King”
“Sacrifice”
“Dark Path”
“Enemy At The Gates”
“Tree Of Ages”
“White Night”

Bonus:
“Come The Spring”
“Winter’s Sleep”

CD2 – An Evening With Friends At Huvila
“Enigma”
“Far From The Sun”
“Silent Waters”
“My Kantele”
“Silver Bride”
“Sampo”
“Alone...

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SCORPIONS – Tour Dates With MEGADETH





MEGADETH is on the bill for the SCORPIONS North American tour this fall. Initial dates for the first leg of the “Crazy World Tour” have been announced:

9/14 Reading, PA @ Santander Arena
9/16 New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
9/19 Laval, QC @ Place Bell
9/22 Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage Amphitheater
9/23 Chicago, IL @ All State Arena
9/26 Denver, CO @ 1st Bank Center
9/29 Spokane, WA @ Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
9/30 Seattle, WA @ Tacoma Dome
10/3 Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort
10/4 Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
10/7 Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
10/8 Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Arena
10/11 San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
10/12 Dallas, TX @ Pavilion at The Music Factory
10/14 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
10/15 Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena

Founded in Hannover, West Germany in 19...

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FATES WARNING – North American Tour Dates





U.S. progressive metal act FATES WARNING have announced a first run of dates for their new album album in North America in June.

Vocalist Ray Alder checked in with the following comment: “We are very excited to finally announce the first leg of the US tour for ‘Theories Of Flight’. We know that this news has been a long time coming, but it’s finally here and we are ready to once again hit the States in support of a new album. The European tour was amazing, and we are anticipating nothing less from our home crowd. We can’t wait to see our fans again. Get your tickets now. Thank you all!”

Here is a list of upcoming dates:

6/02/2017 London (UK) – Underworld
6/03/2017 Vaureal (France) – Le Forum
6/04/2017 Gelsenkirchen (Germany) – Rock Hard Festival
6/05/2017 Berlin (Germany) – BiNuu
6/06/...

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GRAVE DIGGER – New Music Video Released





German metal band, GRAVE DIGGER, has unleashed their new music video for the track “Lawbreaker.” The song is taken from the band’s latest album “Healed By Metal,” which is out now via Napalm Records.

“Lawbreaker” is simply pure true traditional German metal at its finest: bikes, chicks, booze and metal. It evokes the spirit of the music as it was meant to be and Grave Digger has been the flagbearer for traditional metal styles for 36 years.

The band states: “The whole video is a big party. Sweat, Whisky, Girls and Metal! A metal video, wild and loud… that’s the way metal’s gotta be!”

Check out the video HERE.

After three albums, in 1986 Grave Digger decided to change their name into Digger and commercialize their sound...

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SATYRICON – European Tour Dates Announced





Oslo, Norway-based black metal act, SATYRICON , have announced a European tour for September/October to coincide with the release of their upcoming studio album. The revered and ground-breaking extremists are hard at work on the new opus, with a release slated for Friday, September 22nd.

Satyricon have always excelled live, their powerful, evocative performances, spearheaded by charismatic frontman and visionary, Satyr, are shows that stick in the memory. Their gigs are increasingly becoming special events, as the frequency is dialled back to accommodate the Oslo band’s ‘modus operandi’.

Speaking about the band’s new album and return to the live fray, Satyr comments: “The vast majority of our shows have been sold out in recent years and it makes me very thankful and proud...

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GORGUTS – New Tour Dates Announced





GORGUTS are scheduled to hit the road later this spring for some touring with Defeated Sanity and Exist. Here are the confirmed dates:

6/6 Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Ballroom
6/7 Chicago, IL @ Reggies Rock Club
6/8 Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
6/9 Milwaukee, WI @ The Metal Grill
6/12 Oklahoma City, OK @ Thunder Alley Bar & Grill
6/15 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
6/19 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
6/21 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
6/22 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
6/23 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
6/24 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

GORGUTS, long-running Canadian craftsmen of technical death metal have returned! After more than a decade of silence, mastermind Luc Lemay unleashes “Colored Sands”, a new brand of pestilent fury featuring an all star line-up including John Longst...

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THE LURKING FEAR – Signs With Century Media Records





THE LURKING FEAR have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records. The band are preparing their debut album for a release later in the year and feature the following lineup:

Vocals – Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates, etc.)
Guitars – Fredrik Wallenberg (Skitsystem)
Guitars – Jonas Stålhammar (God Macabre)
Bass – Andreas Axelsson (Tormented/Disfear)
Drums – Adrian Erlandsson (The Haunted)

The band comments:

“We are a Death Metal band. Not your average new wave of old school Death Metal band. We play Death Metal from the heart with pure emotional impact and a focused artistic vision. This is the music we live and breathe. Always have, always will.

We have all played in various other bands for over 25 years and we just want to spew out the music that we want to hear...

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ENSLAVED – “Roadburn Live” Record Store Day Release





“Roadburn Live” is ENSLAVED’s first official live album, a split release between Roadburn Records and By Norse Music. The album was recorded during a headlining show at the renowned Roadburn Festival 2015, an edition curated by Enslaved’s own guitar player Ivar Bjørnson.

Walter Hoeijmakers, Roadburn’s Artistic Director, comments on the release: “It’s no secret that there’s a strong friendship between Roadburn and Enslaved. One of the most hard-hitting and progressive bands to come out of Norway, Enslaved has played a significant part in the festival’s history – both musically and antically.

“Not only has Enslaved been our artist in residence, bringing side-projects such as The Armageddon Concerto (the Enslaved/Shining collaboration), Dream Of An Opium Eater, and Trinacria to Roadburn,...

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