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GHOST De Xavier le 13/04/2018 à 22:32

Les premières info sur le nouvel album ! Découvrez leur nouveau clip !

« PREQUELLE » Le 4ème psaume sacré de GHOST



Nouvel album disponible le 1er juin

Dévorez le clip de « Rats »

Rats (Official Video) by Ghost



LINKÖPING, SUEDE – 13 avril 2018 - Le groupe suédois Ghost, vainqueur d’un Grammy® Award en 2016, vient d’annoncer la sortie de son 4ème album!

Intitulé « Prequelle » (prononcez prē-KWELL) il sera dans disponible le 1er juin 2018 sur Spinefarm/Loma Vista Recordings (distribution française Caroline Int’l).



L'album sortira sous trois formats principaux :

CD "Mintpak", vinyle & digital.

De plus, une version CD "cristal" limitée, avec un livret
doté d'une couverture 3D lenticulaire, contiendra 2 titres bonus.

Une version "vinyle doré Deluxe" sera présentée sous une pochette épaisse
avec les 2 titres bonus sur un 45 tours + un poster. Enfin trois éditions limitées "vinyle clair marbré" seront dispo en version rouge, noir ou argent.

Pré-commandes lien ici

Différentes éditions limitées et autres bundles sont dispo en exclusivité lien ici

Les fans ont attendu longtemps, certains ne sachant même pas qui se cachait sous les masques de ce groupe a priori anonyme... Finalement c’est Tobias Forge lui-même qui a récemment révélé qu’il était l'homme derrière Ghost. Il n’a échappé à personne que chacune des réalisations du groupe avait de nombreux points communs avec le lancement d’un film. En effet, tel un metteur en scène, Forge a toujours tout supervisé : de l’attribution des rôles de chaque personnage, à l’écriture du scénario, en passant par la conception des vidéos, des costumes, jusqu’à, bien entendu, la composition et l’interprétation de la bande son originale.


A ce stade de la saga Ghost, il est intéressant de noter que le Cardinal Copia a été nommé pour prendre les fonctions de chanteur sur ce nouvel opus. Faites sa connaissance ICI. C’est donc lui qui a eu la charge d’interpréter les textes de ces nouvelles chansons (voir la liste ci-dessous) qui, tour à tour, traitent de la peste, de l'Apocalypse ou de certaines périodes funestes de notre histoire. L'ensemble de ce disque ressemble à une sorte d’instantané du monde dans lequel nous vivons au quotidien, avec des morceaux qui se veulent être autant émotionnels qu’éclairants.

Aujourd’hui Ghost nous invite à partager « Rats », un premier single illustré par une vidéo réalisée par Roboshobo.

« Rats » est désormais disponible en digital via iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon & Google Play

« Prequelle » fait suite à « Meliora », et son EP « Popestar », deux disques qui ont permis à Ghost d’entrer au Panthéon des groupes rock et de gagner un Grammy®. Si aux États-Unis, « Meliora » a connu un succès phénoménal (Top 10 dans les charts du Billboard et plus de 250 000 albums vendus), la France n’est pas en reste. Chez nous, le groupe s’est produit dans l’émission de Canal + l’Album de la Semaine et a réalisé une Deezer Session de toute beauté. On a retrouvé Ghost en couverture de nombreux magazines, alors que le titre « He is » a été n°1 sur Oui FM, ce qui a d'ailleurs permis au groupe de remporter un Rock Award attribué par les auditeurs de la station. Ici « Meliora » approche des 40 000 exemplaires vendus. De plus, tous les concerts des Suédois dans notre pays ont affiché complet en un temps record. Le point d’orgue de cette tournée étant sans aucun doute le passage de Ghost parmi les têtes d’affiche du Hellfest 2016, ainsi qu'un fabuleux concert final, archi « sold out », à l’Olympia de Paris en avril 2017.

Après le premier chapitre d’une longue tournée américaine, le Cardinal Copia et ses goules seront d’ailleurs bientôt de retour en France pour deux festivals : le 15 juin au Download Paris à Brétigny sur Orge (B.A. 217), puis le 5 août à la "Hard Rock Session" de La Foire aux Vins de Colmar.

« PREQUELLE » liste des titres :
1. Ashes
2. Rats
3. Faith
4. See the Light
5. Miasma
6. Dance Macabre
7. Pro Memoria
8. Witch Image
9. Helvetesfonster
10. Life Eternal



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NOTHGARD NewsDe Xavier le 11/04/2018 à 23:14

Epic melodic death metallers Nothgard sign to Metal Blade Records



Photo credit: Richter Photoart



Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the addition of epic melodic death metallers Nothgard from Germany to its roster! The Bavarian quartet has signed a multiple album deal with Metal Blade and is right now in the middle of recording their tentative new album, to be released during the second half of 2018!

Comments Nothgard singer/guitarist Dom R. Crey: "We are really happy to announce the signing with the renowned label Metal Blade Records. For years we have had an eye on the countless and fantastic releases Metal Blade has launched. Eventually we can call ourselves part of this family, something that makes us really proud. We are looking forward to a great collaboration and cannot wait to usher into a new era of Nothgard."

Dom is also presenting us an outlook on the upcoming new Nothgard album: "This exciting chapter will be initiated by a new studio album! In the history of the band we have never worked harder on an album. And to be honest we never had a clearer view on our approach of composing and on our sound. We listened to both, our fans and ourselves. We have clearly analyzed our strength and how to transfer this awareness to our material. Right now tons of work are still laying ahead of us and in the end our fans will judge the result. But let me tell you: As a band we are more than happy about the outcome so far and can't wait to present it to the rest of the World!"


Founded in 2008 by singer and lead guitarist Dom R. Crey, Nothgard dragged along the winning ways since their debut album, Warhorns Of Midgard, from 2011. The high technical quality of their guitar work and the epic orchestration of their melodic death metal is exciting to fans and critics alike. In 2014, the band released another epic milestone of deadly metal, memorable melodies and influences from both neo-classical and folk music called Age Of Pandora. After the release, Nothgard finally signed to Noise Art Records who released the band's latest album, The Sinner's Sake, their most serious approach yet to enter the melodic death metal throne. On The Sinner's Sake, deadly riffs meet playful, catchy lead guitars, while the epic orchestration arranges for a cinematic atmosphere that will bring goosebumps to your skin! Completed by Dom R. Crey's raw vocals, Nothgard's sound is both stormy-spectacular and full of a sublime atmosphere. With The Sinner's Sake, Nothgard set off into the most spectacular chapter in the band's history so far. And the best is yet to come!

Nothgard line-up:
Dom R. Crey - Vocals, Lead Guitar, Studio Keyboards
Skaahl - Guitars
Nico Kolja - Bass
Felix Indra - Drums


Nothgard live:

May 20 - Leipzig, Germany - Wave Gotik Treffen
June 14 - Uttenhofen, Germany - Aaargh Festival
July 5 - Ballenstedt, Germany - Rockharz Open Air
July 15 - Manrode, Germany - Fest Evil Manrode 2018
Aug. 24 - Cham, Germany - Mosh Open Air 2018
Aug. 31 - Nauen, Germany - Rock for Roots XV

PRIMORDIAL NewsDe Xavier le 11/04/2018 à 23:11

Primordial enters charts worldwide with new album, 'Exile Amongst The Ruins'; European tour kicking off tomorrow!



Irish Pagan Metal Gods Primordial have just released their new album, Exile Amongst The Ruins, through Metal Blade Records. The album entered multiple charts globally, including a Top 10 entry in Germany. Comments Primordial: "It gives the statistician within us a very nice smile over our first week chart entries! Thanks to everyone who went out there and bought it in week one and supporting real independent music and to Metal blade for all the hard work! To the bitter end!"



Exile Amongst The Ruins chart numbers:

USA Current Hard Music Albums # 20

USA Top New Artist Albums # 28

USA Record Label Independent Current Albums # 61

USA Top New Artist Albums Consumption # 104

Canada Top 200: #140

Canada Hard Music Charts: #40

Germany album charts: # 9

Austria album charts: # 26

Switzerland album charts: # 27

Finland physical album charts: # 6

Sweden physical album charts: # 21

Sweden metal charts: #5

United Kingdom official rock & metal album charts: # 18

United Kingdom independent charts: # 39



To preview and purchase Exile Amongst The Ruins, please visit http://metalblade.com/primordial


Once again building upon their signature sound, the follow up to 2014's Where Greater Men Have Fallen is a more raw, "old school sounding" record than its predecessor. Hitting home with what vocalist A.A. Nemtheanga describes as "a direct energy" and wielding an urgency that is undeniable, the Irish quintet once again effortlessly blend elements of tragedy and might like no one else. Likewise, the evolution in their sound continues to be organic and unforced, ensuring that Exile Amongst The Ruins is essential listening for both their long term faithful and those only now drawn into their world.

Heathen Crusade 2018 tour dates
Presented by Metal Hammer, Deaf Forever, Guitar, Kulturnews, Metal.de, Firebird Industries & Dragon Productions
Featuring Primordial, Moonsorrow, Der Weg Einer Freiheit
Apr. 12 - Leeuwarden, Netherlands - Neushoorn
Apr. 13 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
Apr. 14 - Paris, France - Trabendo
Apr. 15 - Brugge, Belgium - Entrepot
Apr. 16 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall
Apr. 17 - Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg - Kulturfabrik
Apr. 18 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
Apr. 19 - Ludwigsburg, Germany - Rockfabrik
Apr. 20 - Leipzig, Germany - Hellraiser
Apr. 21 - Prague, Czech Republic - Akropolis
Apr. 22 - Kosice, Slovakia - Colloseum
Apr. 23 - Budapest, Hungary - Barba Negra
Apr. 24 - Wien, Austria - Szene
Apr. 25 - Munchen, Germany - Backstage
Apr. 26 - Aschaffenburg, Germany - Colos-Saal
Apr. 27 - Bochum, Germany - Matrix
Apr. 28 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle

Get your tickets now: dragon-productions.eu
Further info here: facebook.com/HeathenCrusade

Further Primordial festival appearances:
May 12 - Haugesund, Norway - Karmoygeddon
May 26 - Dublin, Ireland - Tivoli Theatre
June 9 - Solvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rock
July 14 - Balingen, Germany - Bang Your Head!!!
July 20 - Bertingen, Germany - Rock Unter Den Eichen
July 21 - Brescia, Italy - Colony Festival
July 27 - Tolmin, Slovenia - Metaldays
Aug. 11 - Villena, Spain - Leyendas Del Rock
Aug. 12 - Kortrijk, Belgium - Alcatraz Metal Festival
Aug. 26 - Suceava, Romania - Bucovina Rock Castle

Primordial line-up:
A.A. Nemtheanga - Vocals
Ciarán MacUilliam - Guitar
Michael O'Floinn - Guitar
Pól MacAmlaigh - Bass
Simon O'Laoghaire - Drums

REDEMPTION NewsDe Xavier le 11/04/2018 à 23:07

Keyboardist Vikram Shankar joins progressive metal band Redemption



Keyboardist Vikram Shankar has joined progressive metal band Redemption. Nick van Dyk - the band's guitarist and songwriter, who has also played the majority of keyboards on Redemption's seven studio albums - comments: "We haven't had a dedicated keyboard player since before 2011's 'This Mortal Coil'. We were very happy and fortunate to have had Greg Hosharian in the band for some time, but when Greg left to focus on composing and conducting classical music, we decided to continue without replacing him and I returned to playing keys in addition to guitar. I'm comfortable enough handling things, but at the same time, from a performance and also from a compositional standpoint, it's always been in the back of my mind that having a dedicated keyboardist allows us to do more, sound better, and grow."


Van Dyk continues: "Almost as soon as Tom [Englund, vocals] joined Redemption, he introduced me to Vikram by way of Vik’s YouTube channel, where Vik showcases both original compositions as well as stunning arrangements of some great progressive metal songs. I was utterly floored. This is a guy who has perfect pitch, tremendous feeling to his playing, and is absolutely a virtuoso - I mean he literally plays blindfolded to perfect his technique. I've never seen anything like it. Then we spent some time together, both one on one and then with the rest of Redemption, and learned he’s a terrific guy as well as a terrific musician. He came out to LA for a few days and spent some time adding some parts to our otherwise-finished upcoming release, Long Night's Journey into Day, and it was evident that not only does he have technique and feel for miles to enhance our musicianship, but he and I share a similar compositional sensibility. We hear things the same way, plus Vikram adds fresh ideas and his tremendous talent as an arranger and writer. I can't wait to involve him more in songwriting for future material, and we are all thrilled to have him join us on stage and in the studio. He's an absolutely stunning talent."


"I'm honored to have the opportunity to play alongside the talented folks in Redemption!" enthused Vikram. "The guys are wonderful musicians and wonderful people, and I can't thank them enough for welcoming me into the fold as they have. Can't wait to see and play for all the Redemption fans at Progpower USA and elsewhere, and for the future of our music and collaboration!"

Already confirmed to headline ProgPower USA 2018, Redemption - featuring Tom Englund (vocals; Evergrey), Nick van Dyk (guitars and keyboards), Sean Andrews (bass), Chris Quirarte (drums), Vikram Shankar (keyboards) - will release their seventh full-length album, Long Night's Journey into Day, this summer via Metal Blade Records. The first to be produced with Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Primal Fear, Amaranthe, Doro, etc.), Long Night's Journey into Day also features guest guitarists Chris Poland (Megadeth, OHM) and Simone Mularoni (DGM). Stay tuned for more Redemption news coming soon!

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH :De Xavier le 08/04/2018 à 23:03

Le monstre du metal US révèle un premier extrait de son nouvel album !

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH "AND JUSTICE FOR NONE"

Nouvel album Sortie le 18 mai 2018
Dispo en pré-commande ICI

Ecoutez un premier extrait : “FAKE”



“And Justice for No One”, le 7ème album de FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH sortira le 18 mai prochain sous les formats suivants :

CD (13 titres, visuel de gauche ci-dessous)

CD Deluxe (13 titres + 3 bonus et un design diffèrent visuel de droite ci-dessous )

Vinyle (13 titres + 3 bonus, pochette double)

Digital (stream & téléchargement)



Le groupe propose également différents "bundles"

(album + merchandising et goodies) à ses fans ICI


Aujourd’hui, avec “Fake”, les californiens, maintes fois couronnés de disques d’or et de platines, révèlent enfin un avant-goût de ce nouveau disque ! Deux autres extraits seront disponibles, respectivement les 20 avril et 4 mai – avant la sortie de l’album le 18 mai.

Pour la France, le premier véritable single issue de “And Justice for No One”, sera “ GoneAway”, une reprise du hit The Offspring datant de 1997. Aux USA cette version made in 5FDP affiche un score de 7.89 millions de streams et plus de 19 millions de vues sur YouTube !



Regardez le clip :



A compter du 20 avril, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH va se produire dans différents festivals majeurs aux USA avant de partir en tournée en compagnie de Shinedown, puis de Breaking Benjamin, Nothing More et Bad Wolves.

On se souvient qu’en décembre dernier FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH avait donné un concert archi complet à l’Olympia de Paris. Quelques mois avant le groupe avait enchaîné deux impressionnantes prestations au Download Paris puis au Hellfest à Clisson, confirmant ainsi sa réputation croissante dans l’Hexagone.


FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH est incontestablement l’un des principaux leaders de la scène “metal” du 21ème siècle. Depuis son émergence 2007, ses six albums ont tous été certifiés disques d’or et trois ont été consacrés disques de platine. Au total le groupe comptabilise plus de 2 billions de streams ! Et l’histoire n’est pas prête de s’arrêter…

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ZEAL & ARDORDe Xavier le 29/03/2018 à 23:06

A l'occasion du Vendredi Saint ZEAL & ARDOR présente 'GRAVEDIGGER'S CHANT'

le 1er single extrait de son nouvel album


Découvrez les premiers détails de ce second disque, ainsi que les dates de la tournée, dont 4 festivals en France !


Imaginez la scène : une soirée de fin d'été, pieds nus, au son du chant des grillons, vous regardez la danse des peupliers qui se balancent doucement dans le vent, quand soudain vous frôlez l’évanouissement lorsqu'une puanteur immonde s'empare de vos narines…

Pas de doute l’énergumène créateur Manuel Gagneux est de retour avec Zeal & Ardor ! Intitulé “Gravedigger's Chant” son nouveau single sera disponible le vendredi 30 mars, juste avant Pâques, le jour du Vendredi Saint... Ce extrait initial dévoile les premiers présages de "Stranger Fruit", un nouvel album très attendu...



"Bring the dead body down"... Porté par ce refrain obsédant, "Gravedigger's Chant" mène l’auditeur vers l’ultime voyage d’un quidam. "The gravedigger's chant est entonné par des gens qui vont déposer un corps pour son ultime repos. Ils ne se soucient pas d’où il vient, mais ils savent ce qu'il a fait et qui il a aimé... Ils savent que le même sort les attend... ils chantent, à sa place, puisque cette dépouille a rendu son dernier souffle... expiré sa dernière note…” indique Manuel au sujet de cette chanson et d'ajouter en ce qui concerne la vidéo qui l'illustre « L’intention de ce mini film est de faire découvrir ce titre pour qu’il devienne ensuite obsession … A travers ce clip l‘on voit des personnes se retrouvent dans des situations qu’elles n’ont pas choisies, des moments où les choses leur échappent… ici les outils deviennent des armes, les armes se transforment en outils… »



En décidant de mêler du blues, du gospel et de la soul à des musiques radicalement plus extrêmes Gagneux s’est ouvert les portes d’un univers artistique où tout semble possible. Créé par lui seul, telle une œuvre solo, “Devil is Fine”, le premier album de Zeal & Ardor, a généré un intérêt immense autour de cet artiste. Les excellentes critiques qui ont suivi la sortie de ce disque ont alors permis à Zeal & Ardor de se muer en un véritable groupe live qui s'est produit à travers le monde entier.


Après avoir passé des mois éloigné de tout, à travailler sur de nouvelles chansons, Manuel a finalement rejoint le monde de vivants pour entrer en studio avec le producteur Zebo Adam et l’ingénieur du son Kurt Ballou (Converge, Kvelertak, Nails). Cette association rend le son plus vaste et plus lourd tout en restant incontestablement celui de Zeal & Ardor.


La diversité des 16 titres de "Stranger Fruit" encourage l’auditeur à creuser un peu plus profond afin de trouver par lui-même les propres significations de chaque composition. En contraste avec l’album précédent ces chansons sont, tant au niveau des textes que de la musique, délibérément destinées être écouter les unes après les autres. Au fil du disque l’on ressent alors la progression d’une incontestable rage, dont l’objectif premier est pourtant d'unifier, et non de diviser, d'inspirer l'action en opposition directe à l'inertie. Si une sombre mélancolie plane sur l’ensemble, elle est cependant tempérée par une sorte de lueur d’espoir. A premier abord, "Stranger Fruit" semble raconter de petites histoires simples, mais, peu à peu, l'on découvre qu'elles font aussi référence au grimoire de la Goetia, aux croyances Yoruba, ainsi qu’à d'autres obscurs ouvrages de la littérature occulte...




"Stranger Fruit" sortira le 8 juin 2018 en CD, cassette, double vinyle & digital.
Une édition ”deluxe" vinyle 180g / violet pochette en triptyque sera également disponible

pré-commandes ici : https://lnk.to/Gravedigger

Liste des titres :

1. Intro
2. Gravedigger's Chant
3. Servants
4. Don't You Dare
5. Fire Of Motion
6. The Hermit
7. Row Row
8. Ship On Fire
9. Waste
10. You Ain't Coming Back
11. The Fool
12. We Can't Be Found
13. Stranger Fruit
14. Solve
15. Coagula
16. Built On Ashes


Ne ratez pas l'occasion de célébrer et de partager la rage de Zeal & Ardor en concert :

27.04.2018 FR - Bourges, Printemps de Bourges
28.04.2018 FR - Audincourt, Impetus Festival
31.05.2018 ES - Barcelona, Primavera Sound Festival
04.06.2018 UK - London, Village Underground
08.06.2018 POR - Porto, Primavera Sound Festival
09.06.2018 CH - Interlaken, Greenfield Festival
10.06.2018 UK - Donington Park, Download Festival
21.06.2018 DK - Copenhagen, Copenhell
22.06.2018 B - Dessel, Graspop Metal Meeting
24.06.2018 FR - Clisson, Hellfest
06.07.2018 CZ - Hradec Kralove, Rock for People
07.07.2018 SVK - Trenčín, Pohoda Festival
12.07.2018 FR - Aix les Bains, Musilac Festival
14.07.2018 B - Dour, Dour Festival
15.07.2018 FIN - Ilosaari, Ilosaarirock Festival
28.07.2018 RO - Sibiu, ArtMania Festival
03.08.2018 AT - Lustenau, Szene Openair
04.08.2018 DE - Wacken, Wacken Openair
09.08.2018 DE - Kollerbach, Rocco del SchlackRo Festival
10.08.2018 DE - Tauber, Taubertal Festival
17.08.2018 UK - Bristol, ArcTanGent Festival
19.08.2018 NL - Biddinghuizen, Lowlands Festival
24.08.2018 UK - Northampton, Shambala Festival


Zeal & Ardor est né dans l'esprit d'un musicien americano/suisse nommé Manuel Gagneux, qui, à la base, tire son inspiration d’une approche alternative de l’histoire, résultant directement de l’association entre deux pensées :

1) la religion chrétienne a été imposée par les américains aux esclaves noirs africains (tout comme cela avait déjà été fait en Norvège des siècles auparavant)

2) dans les années 90, le black métal norvégien s’est répandu partout dans le monde en rébellion face au monothéisme.

Dés lors que ce serait-il passé si les esclaves noirs américains s’étaient rebellés de la même façon ? Quel aurait été le son de ces chants spirituels s’ils avaient été sataniques ? Du black metal tirant son inspiration des champs de coton des états du sud… qui aurait pu imaginer ça un jour ?

Sorti en février 2017 « Devil is Fine », le premier Zeal & Ardor a apporté les premiers éléments de réponse... Créée dans la liberté artistique la totale cette oeuvre avant-gardiste a généré un énorme intérêt partout dans le monde. En France, le groupe s’est produit aux Trans M usicales de Rennes ainsi que dans l‘émission de Canal + « l’Album de la Semaine ». Des radios telles que FIP ou Oui FM ont diffusé plusieurs titres de Z&A. De nombreux articles sont parus dans la presse (Rock Hard, Télérama, Les Inrocks, MyRock…) ainsi que sur le web.



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HOLISPARK NewsDe Xavier le 27/03/2018 à 22:38

Clip et tournée 2018 !

"MOTEUR et .... CA TOURNE ! "

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SYBERNETYKSDe Xavier le 20/03/2018 à 23:43

Sybernetys sort un nouvel EP dans 2 semaines, il s'appelle MOD, l'idée est de prendre 4 titres de notre album Dream Machine et de les modifier au possible, de pouvoir faire découvrir un nouvel univers en liaison avec cet album

le lien du teaser

https://www.facebook.com/sybernetyks/videos/1613131068768739/


Nightmarer premiere "Death/Swansong"De Xavier le 04/03/2018 à 12:38

NIGHTMARER are now premiering the third sinister song taken from their forthcoming debut full-length, 'Cacophony of Terror', which is scheduled for release on March 23rd, 2018.

To be more precise, the stream actually includes two album tracks, "Death" and "Swansong", which the band views as one inseparable unit. Both pieces are therefore presented here.



NIGHTMARER guitarist Simon Hawemann comments: "Our track 'Death' marks the inevitable end of 'Cacophony of Terror' – it is the final stage of a battle that was never meant to be won. My inspiration for this song was all too real: I had to witness a person close to me decease over the course of several days. The riffs and sounds in 'Death' reflect the heavy breathing, the tortured moans, and the spasms of a dying human being – sights and sounds that are burned into my memory forever. This experience served as a morbidly twisted foundation to give death itself an appropriate soundtrack. Once it's all over, 'Death' seamlessly makes the transitions into 'Swansong', which offers nothing else than just the relief of not having to fight any longer. One could not exist without the other, so we're premiering both tracks merged into one today. We are thrilled to have joined forces with Alan Dubin (KHANATE/GNAW), who lent his terrifying voice to 'Death'. His piercing screams serve as the perfect personification of the demon that lurks in the plagued mind of the album's protagonist. Without further ado, embrace death!"

NIGHTMARER have previously released the cover-art and album details of 'Cacophony of Terror', which can be viewed below.



Track-list
1. The Descent (1:36)
2. Stahlwald (3:31)
3. Skinner (4:38)
4. Bleach (3:59)
5. Cave Digger (3:25)
6. Fetisch (4:46)
7. Tidal Waves of Terror (3:23)
8. Ceremony of Control (4:48)
9. Death (4:52)
10. Swansong (1:27)
Total playing time: 35:23



Chaos comes crashing in waves. Patterns emerge out of swirling energy. Darkness coalesces out of fragments into bizarre forms and strange angled shapes. What reads like a list of entries into H.P. Lovecraft's dictionary of horrors is the nightmarish musical vision offered by NIGHTMARER on their debut album, 'Cacophony of Terror'.

Seemingly out of nowhere, NIGHTMARER hit the extreme metal underground with their first EP, 'Chasm' in early 2016. This furious whirlwind of low end dissonance, devastating heaviness and majestic walls of sound took the scene by storm and the first 10" vinyl pressing almost sold out while still on pre-order.

Conceived in 2014 by former members of bands such as GIGAN, THE OCEAN and WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH, this international trio derives only the most extreme elements of their previous musical outlets and takes those into another hellish dimension.

Carving their distinctly personal and unique path into the dark matter that DEATHSPELL OMEGA, DODECAHEDRON, and ULSECT have ventured to explore, NIGHTMARER are now set to release one of the darkest and crushing albums of 2018. Enter this 'Cacophony of Terror' in search of extreme sonic pleasures at your own peril!

Style: Total Dissonance Worship

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http://www.instagram.com/nightmarercult
http://www.nightmarer.com

Current line-up
John Collett: vocals
Simon Hawemann: guitars
Paul Seidel: drums

Recording line-up
John Collett: vocals
Simon Hawemann: guitars
Paul Seidel: drums
S. Braunschmidt: bass (studio only)

Guest musicians
Alan Dubin: vocals on "Death"
Ferenc Petöcz: additional samples on "Cave Digger"

Recording
Vocals recorded by S. Hawemann at Sludge Studios
Guitars recorded and reamped by S. Hawemann at Sludge Studios
Drums recorded by J. Kerscher at Ghost City Recordings
Bass written, performed, and recorded by S. Braunschmidt

Mix & Mastering: Raphaël Bovey at MyRoom Studio

Cover art: Valnoir "Metastazis"

Pre-sales: http://smarturl.it/NightmarerShop

Available formats
Ltd. Digipak CD with bonus track
Gatefold LP

DUSK OF DELUSION NewsDe Xavier le 27/02/2018 à 23:37

Vidéo " White World"

RED MOURNING NewsDe Xavier le 27/02/2018 à 23:35

Vidéo " Dying Days"

Chaostar premiere second track of forthcoming new albumDe Xavier le 20/02/2018 à 23:23

CHAOSTAR release second track of new full-length


CHAOSTAR are streaming the second single of their forthcoming album, 'The Undivided Light'. The Greek avant-garde explorers will release their fascinating fifth full-length on March 23rd, 2018.

The complex track, "Tazama Jua" is now premiering here:




CHAOSTAR previously revealed artwork and album details of 'The Undivided Light', which can be viewed below.



Track-list
1. Tazama Jua (3:48)
2. Blutbad (4:25)
3. Stones and Dust (4:59)
4. The Undivided Light (5:11)
5. Mέμνησο (6:15)
6. Silent Yard (10:51)
7. Ying & Yang (7:09)
Total playing time: 42:38



'The Undivided Light' comes as an invitation to a fascinating musical journey around the globe, which is equally true for space as well as time. CHAOSTAR is far more than just a side-project of SEPTICFLESH guitarist Christos Antoniou.

CHAOSTAR was conceived out of Christos' longing to create music that reflects more on his aspect as an academy trained composer and go beyond the possibilities that his orchestral arrangements for SEPTICFLESH offer. After all, the guitarist finished his studies of classical composition in London with honours and distinction.

When SEPTICFLESH released their single, "The Eldest Cosmonaut" in 1998, the Greek band took a step towards classical music, which in turn inspired Christos to create CHAOSTAR to pursue this course even further.

Out of a timeless confrontation of different sounds and styles rose an avant-garde concept for emotional music to which vocalist Natalie Rassoulis added a feminine voice. After a first statement of intent via a demo entitled 'The Underworld' in 2000, CHAOSTAR released the albums 'Chaostar' (2000), 'Threnody' (2001), and 'The Scarlet Queen' (2004), as well as the 'Underworld' compilation in 2007.

After a self-imposed hiatus of both CHAOSTAR and SEPTICFLESH, Christos decided to revive his project as well when the latter reunited. The former returned with their fourth full-length, which was based on a Greek word roughly translating as "sin". 'Anomima' featured the celestial vocals of new singer Androniki Skoula, who also contributed most of the lyrics.

'Anomima' brilliantly combined rich, classical orchestration with lush soundscapes and modern textures, and even some elements of extreme music. CHAOSTAR easily adopted a global musical language that induced the listener into a dreamlike trance with geographically unchained sounds.

With the 'The Undivided Light', CHAOSTAR take their experimentation another step further. Classic orchestration, traditional instruments, electronica, rock, and more are deconstructed by Christos only to be reassembled into something fresh and exciting. 'The Undivided Light' gives new meaning to the term world music.

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Style: Avant-Garde Classical Ambient

Line-up
Christos Antoniou: trigger, synth, orchestration
Androniki Skoula: vocals, lyrics
Charalampos Paritsis: electric violin
Nikolaos Velentzas: drums, percussion

Guest musicians
Kiara Konstantinou: cello
Vahan Galstyan: duduk
Stella Valasi: santur
George Emmanuel and Greg Eleutheriou: guitars on "Ying and Yang"
Nikolaos Velentzas: guitars on "Blutbad"
Margarita Stadler: girl's voice on "Blutbad"

Rotten SoundDe Xavier le 20/02/2018 à 23:16

Rotten Sound reveal first track and details of forthcoming new EP



ROTTEN SOUND are unleashing the first crushing track taken from their forthcoming new EP, 'Suffer to Abuse' - not to be confused with the band's previous album 'Abuse to Suffer'. The EP will hit stores on April 13th, 2018.

The release dates coincides with the start of ROTTEN SOUND's European tour. Please find all currently confirmed dates in Asia and Europe at the bottom and contact Season of Mist for interview requests.

The Finnish grindcore stalwards are now streaming "Harvester of Boredom"



Vocalist Keijo Niinimaa comments: "Our new track 'Harvester of Boredom' is the first song created for this release: Sami's riffs and the lyrics are about a drug related harvesting in not-so-good conditions. This has nothing to do with Metallica - except for the nodding tribute in the title - just in case someone mistakenly thought that we wanted to comment on their efforts."

ROTTEN SOUND are furthermore releasing the artwork of 'Suffer to Abuse', which has been created by Thomas Boutet at Mush Design and can be viewed together with the album details below.



Track-list
1. Privileged (1:25)
2. The Misfit (1:53)
3. Stressed Mess (2:05)
4. Harvester of Boredom (2:01)
5. One Hit Wonder (1:19)
6. Nutrition (2:23)
7. Slaves of Lust (0:51)
Total playing time: 9:52



ROTTEN SOUND have firmly established themselves as one of the leading acts of the grindcore scene. Expertly wielding the fierce brutality and massive aggression of their genre, the Finns add intelligent songwriting, effective arrangements, and musical proficiency as well as subtle death metal elements to their sound.

Their forthcoming new EP 'Suffer to Abuse', which is not to be confused with their latest full-length album, 'Abuse to Suffer' (2016), embodies those aforementioned virtues to the point. The EP delivers seven short sharp chops that hit home perfectly.

ROTTEN SOUND was conceived in the city of Vaasa, Finland by guitarist Mika Aalto in 1993, who was soon joined by vocalist and word-smith Keijo Niinimaa. The duo still remains in place, while the original members in all other positions have been replaced several times until today.

The Finns can field an impressive catalogue of seven highly acclaimed studio albums, now eight EPs, three split singles, a single, and a live DVD. Furthermore, ROTTEN SOUND have already conquered the stages of all major metal and hardcore oriented festivals and also toured in regular intervals alongside such renowned acts as MALEVOLENT CREATION, PHOBIA, DISFEAR CARCASS, MUNICIPAL WASTE, EXHUMED, NAPALM DEATH, and PIG DESTROYER – among many others.

With 'Suffer to Abuse', ROTTEN SOUND are gearing up their musical juggernaut just in time before crushing stages all over Asia and Europe this spring. Hold on tight and enjoy the bliss of this heavily whirling grind-tornado!

www.rottensound.com
www.facebook.com/RottenSoundOfficial

Style: Grindcore

Line-up
Mika Aalto: guitars
Sami Latva: drums
Kristian Toivainen: bass
Keijo Niinimaa: vocals

Cover art: Thomas Boutet (Mush Design)

Available formats
Digipak CD
Vinyl EP in various colours

Live
ROTTEN SOUND Europe + EXHUMED
12 Apr 18 Paris (FR) Gibus Live

23 Jun 18 Clisson (FR) Hellfest (exact date tbc)

VISIGOTH NewsDe Xavier le 20/02/2018 à 23:08

Visigoth lands on international charts with new album, 'Conqueror's Oath'



Visigoth recently released their new album, Conqueror's Oath, via Metal Blade Records; for their efforts, the band has now entered the international charts! See below for all positions:
#14 Top New Artist Albums (USA)

#16 Current Hard Music Albums (USA)

#72 Top New Artist Albums Consumption (USA)

#138 Current Digital Albums (USA)

#171 Top Current Albums (USA)



#86 Top 100 Albums (Germany)

To preview and purchase Conqueror's Oath, please visit : http://www.metalblade.com/visigoth/



Standing in staunch opposition to any presumptuous notion of "reinventing the wheel" or "redefining the genre", Visigoth instead dedicates themselves to worshipping at the ageless altars of heavy metal with a singular focus on writing music inspired by their favorite records. Whether whipped into a frenzy ignited by classic USPM or NWOBHM anthems, or pensively meditating on traditional epic heavy metal or weighty doom-inspired moments, these Salt City hessians wear their influences proudly on their sleeves. With their new 2018 long-player Conqueror's Oath, Visigoth stays true to the title and conquers the sophomore slump blues with 8 iron-forged anthems of pure metal magick guaranteed to satiate the hunger of the rock'n'roll hordes! Returning to the depths of the Boar's Nest in their hometown of Salt Lake City to record once again with engineer extraordinaire Andy Patterson (Subrosa, Deathblow, Dreadnought, et al), Conqueror's Oath was hammerforged in a whirlwind month of mayhem and mastered by Dave Otero of Flatline Audio (Satan's Host, Nightbringer, Khemmis, et al). Immortalized by breathtaking cover art created by none other than underground album art legend Kris Verwimp (whose work has graced records by Absu, Bewitched, Desaster, Horna, Moonsorrow, Skullview, Arkona, and many, many more) in proper swords-and-sorcery fashion, Conqueror's Oath stands tall on the field of battle, serving as a gauntleted fist in the face of non-believers. Prepare for the onslaught of Salt City Steel!

Visigoth tour dates
Feb. 20 - Leipzig, Germany - Four Rooms
Feb. 21 - Wien, Austria - Escape Metal Corner
Feb. 22 - Innsbruck, Austria - Livestage
Feb. 23 - Dornbirn, Austria - Schlachthaus
Feb. 24 - Lunen, Germany - Swordbrothers Festival
Feb. 25 - Genk, Belgium - Flashback
Feb. 27 - Barcelona, Spain - Rocksound
Feb. 28 - Zaragoza, Spain - Sala Lopez
Mar. 1 - Madrid, Spain - Sala Live
Mar. 2 - Ljungby, Sweden - Turbofest
Mar. 3 - Niederjossa, Germany - Full Metal Fest
Mar. 6 - Goppingen, Germany - Zille
Mar. 7 - Leiden, Netherlands - De Noble
Mar. 8 - Marburg, Germany - Knubbel
Mar. 9 - Weiher, Germany - Live Music Hall
Mar. 10 - Hamburg, Germany - Hell Over Hammaburg Festival

PRIMORDIAL NewsDe Xavier le 20/02/2018 à 23:01

Primordial releases video for new single, "To Hell Or The Hangman"



Irish Pagan Metal Gods Primordial will release their new album, Exile Amongst The Ruins, March 30th through Metal Blade Records. Teaming with producer Ola Ersfjord, who worked on Primordial's 2016 live album, Gods To The Godless, the record was tracked at Dublin's Camelot Studios, located adjacent to their rehearsal room.

Primordial has now released the 2nd single from the album. To watch the video for "To Hell or the Hangman" (directed by Costin Chioreanu)



Comments Primordial singer A.A. Nemtheanga: "In 1493 Walter Lynch was hanged by his own father James Lynch, Mayor of Galwayon on the West coast of Ireland for the murder of a young Spanish noblemen who was visiting the family home. He had fallen in love with a young woman by the name of Agnes in the Lynch of household and in a fit of jealous rage one night Walter took the young Spaniard's life. The story goes that an angry 'lynch mob' took to the streets and barred the way to the usual execution spot so James took his son Walter and hung him with his bare hands from the open window into the street...He was lynched from the hanging sill. 'To Hell or the Hangman' is this story through Walter's eyes, a tale of unrequited love with a murderous end. Enough drama for you? A curious and strange song for single number two from the new album, dark romanticism! so get on the dancefloor..."

For another preview of Exile Amongst The Ruins, the first single "Stolen Years" can be streamed at: metalblade.com/primordial - where the record can be pre-ordered in the following formats:

--ltd. 1st ed. Digibook-CD with bonus-CD

--jewelcase-CD

--ltd. ed. Artbook (incl. 5 x 10" in golden vinyl)

--180g black vinyl

--clear gray-brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 700 copies)

--violet red purple marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 300 copies)

--clear pale pink/white splattered vinyl (EU ebay exclusive - limited to 100 copies)

--purple red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 200 copies)

--transparent green vinyl (Blast exclusive - limited to 200 copies)

--dead gold marbled vinyl (Napalm exclusive - limited to 300 copies)

--rosy brown/purple marbled vinyl (US exclusive - limited to 400 copies)

--tan clear vinyl (US exclusive - limited to 200 copies)



Once again building upon their signature sound, the follow up to 2014's Where Greater Men Have Fallen is a more raw, "old school sounding" record than its predecessor. Hitting home with what vocalist A.A. Nemtheanga describes as "a direct energy" and wielding an urgency that is undeniable, the Irish quintet once again effortlessly blend elements of tragedy and might like no one else. Likewise, the evolution in their sound continues to be organic and unforced, ensuring that Exile Amongst The Ruins is essential listening for both their long term faithful and those only now drawn into their world.



Exile Amongst The Ruins track listing:
1. Nail Their Tongues
2. To Hell or the Hangman
3. Where Lie the Gods
4. Exile Amongst the Ruins
5. Upon Our Spiritual Deathbed
6. Stolen Years
7. Sunken Lungs
8. Last Call



To coincide with the album release, the Irishmen have just announced two special and rather intimate album-release shows in Germany as well as their appearance on the "Heathen Crusade" European tour with Finnish Moonsorrow as co-headliners and German Der Weg Einer Freiheit as support act!



Primordial - Exile Amongst The Ruins release shows:

Mar. 30 - Berlin, Germany - Cassiopeia w/Albez Duz

Mar. 31 - Koln, Germany - Jungle Club w/Ketzer & Bastard Royalty



Heathen Crusade 2018 tour dates

Presented by Metal Hammer, Deaf Forever, Guitar, Kulturnews, Metal.de, Firebird Industries & Dragon Productions

Featuring Primordial, Moonsorrow, Der Weg Einer Freiheit

Apr. 12 - Leeuwarden, Netherlands - Neushoorn

Apr. 13 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013

Apr. 14 - Paris, France - Trabendo

Apr. 15 - Brugge, Belgium - Entrepot

Apr. 16 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall

Apr. 17 - Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg - Kulturfabrik

Apr. 18 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7

Apr. 19 - Ludwigsburg, Germany - Rockfabrik

Apr. 20 - Leipzig, Germany - Hellraiser

Apr. 21 - Prague, Czech Republic - Akropolis

Apr. 22 - Kosice, Slovakia - Colloseum

Apr. 23 - Budapest, Hungary - Barba Negra

Apr. 24 - Wien, Austria - Szene

Apr. 25 - Munchen, Germany - Backstage

Apr. 26 - Aschaffenburg, Germany - Colos-Saal

Apr. 27 - Bochum, Germany - Matrix

Apr. 28 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle


Further Primordial festival appearances:

May 12 - Haugesund, Norway - Karmoygeddon

May 26 - Dublin, Ireland - Tivoli Theatre

June 9 - Solvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rock

July 14 - Balingen, Germany - Bang Your Head!!!

July 20 - Bertingen, Germany - Rock Unter Den Eichen

July 21 - Brescia, Italy - Colony Festival

July 27 - Tolmin, Slovenia - Metaldays
Aug. 11 - Villena, Spain - Leyendas Del Rock

Aug. 12 - Kortrijk, Belgium - Alcatraz Metal Festival
Aug. 26 - Suceava, Romania - Bucovina Rock Castle



Primordial line-up:
A.A. Nemtheanga - Vocals
Ciarán MacUilliam - Guitar
Michael O'Floinn - Guitar
Pól MacAmlaigh - Bass
Simon O'Laoghaire - Drums

HOLISPARK News / Vidéo live " hope"De Xavier le 17/02/2018 à 22:19

QNTALDe Xavier le 17/02/2018 à 14:06

QNTAL - VIII - Nachtblume out on March 09th, 2018

Lofofora dévoile un nouveau clip !De Xavier le 12/02/2018 à 00:19

Premier titre de l'album acoustique de Lofofora : Les anges



Peu de groupes auront marqué aussi durablement et fortement la scène metal française que Lofofora. Voici plus d'un quart de siècle que son chanteur Reuno, éloquent « Charisman », frappe sous la peau, martèle les tempes, marque le tempo de ses textes affûtés pointant les travers d'une société malade : le capitalisme sauvage, le racisme, les mass-média, l'exclusion, la bêtise sous toutes ses formes sont martelés sans relâche au fil des neuf albums d'une formation au son puissant. Pour son dernier disque, Lofofora s'engage sur une piste jamais explorée : un album 100 % acoustique forgé avec la même énergie et le même esprit de résistance qui a toujours animé ce groupe mythique.



Les premières dates de la tournée acoustique :

13.04 ST NAZAIRE (44) Le Vip
19.04 RILLEUX LE PAPE (69) MJC O'Totem
20.04 BOURG EN BRESSE (01) La Tannerie
21.04 NILVANGE (57) Le Gueulard Plus
26.04 TOULOUSE (31) Connexion
27.04 BAGNOLS S/ CEZE (30) La Moba
28.04 RIOMS (63) La Puce à l'Oreille
07.06 PARIS (75) La Maroquinerie
09.06 LA PESSE (39) Festival Rockalissimo
28.07 VAL D'AJOLS (88) L'été de Narcisse

WAY OF CHANGES News / Vidéo " Trust"De Xavier le 12/02/2018 à 00:08

Theatrical rockers WARD XVI release new single / videoDe Xavier le 12/02/2018 à 00:02

Theatrical rockers WARD XVI have released their new single / video for 'Cry of the Siren'.





The Preston-based electro rockers are well known for their elaborate live appearance and characterisations. It is rare for a rock band to include an accordionist and even rarer to pull it off, but it is a feat WARD XVI manage. Bearing comparisons with Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, The Skintz, Stolen Babies and more, WARD XVI have already played Bloodstock Open Air, and alongside William Control and Uli Jon Roth.

For more information:

www.facebook.com/wardxvi
www.twitter.com/wardxviofficial
www.wardxvi.com