The Austrian modern melodic death metal outfit LOST DREAMS will release its new album "Exhale" next month!
Following the drum play-through video for "It's Not A Game It's An Onslaught", and serving as another harbinger of what's to come, LOST DREAMS now released the official video for the song "Finding X"!
Check out the video clip, filmed by Darklord Productions and produced & edited by the band's guitarist Andreas Maierhofer, here:
The song "Finding X" also features guest vocals by Fabio Sevends.
The band's new album was mixed and mastered by Kristian "Kohle" Kohlmannslehner at Kohlekeller Studio. The artwork's been created by Emanuel Pichler/EPIC Design.
LOST DREAMS new album "Exhale" will be released on May 26, 2017 via Massacre Records.
WIZARD: Album Artwork
The German true heavy metal outfit WIZARD recently announced the release of their upcoming album "Fallen Kings".
A first impression is already available in the form of the "Liar And Betrayer" lyric video, which is available here: https://youtu.be/JTZrMnwSzcI
WIZARD now also revealed the album artwork, which has been created by Aldo Requena (Feanor, Black Majesty, Paragon).
The album was mixed and mastered by Achim Köhler at Indiscreet Audio.
"Fallen Kings" by WIZARD will be released on June 16, 2017 via Massacre Records, and will also be available as a limited edition digipak with two bonus tracks!
VENDETTA: Debut Album Re-Release
VENDETTA fans, rejoice! The re-release of the band's debut album "Go And Live... Stay And Die" will hit the stores on May 26th!
The album - mixed by Harris Johns and remastered by Jacky Lehmann - was originally released in 1987. Phil Lawvere created the original cover artwork, Pablo Klose / Extasy Design post-edited it for the re-release.
The song "On The Road" - off the upcoming re-release - is available for streaming in its entirety here:
Additional album details will be revealed soon.
MIDNIGHT RIDER: Album Out Now
MIDNIGHT RIDER's debut album "Manifestation" is out now!
JOTNAR have released the brand new video clip for the song "Suicidal Angel"!
The song is featured on the upcoming album "Connected/Condemned", which will be released on April 21st via Massacre Records!
Enjoy the video clip, directed by Pablo García, here:
JOTNAR are going to support Sonic Syndicate live on tour in Spain from April 19th until April 21st, as well as on April 23rd.
JOTNAR's upcoming album "Connected/Condemned" was mixed by Sacha Laskow and mastered by Jens Bogren. British artist Russ Mills has created the cover artwork.
It’s available as digipak CD as well as digital download.
MIDNIGHT RIDER: Track List
MIDNIGHT RIDER's debut album "Manifestation" will hit the stores in 2 days!
The album features the following songs:
1. When I Spew My Hate (Song Stream: https://youtu.be/uD2NDz6Aqsk) 2. Tears Of Your Temptation 3. The Execution 4. Creature Of The Night 5. In My Void 6. Heroes And Speedfreaks 7. Change Your Life 8. I Wanna Be A Prowler 9. Arrival 10. Unknown Woman Of The Seine
The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Mersus at Underworld Studio in Solingen, Germany.
MIDNIGHT RIDER's debut album "Manifestation" will be available on CD as well as a digital download.
New Signing: GALDERIA
The French power metal outfit GALDERIA has signed with Massacre Records!
GALDERIA - consisting of vocalist/guitarist Seb, lead guitarist Tom, bassist Bob, drummer J.C and Julien on keyboard - have already released numerous demos, an EP and an album since their formation in autumn 2006.
Fans of melodic and powerful metal with a strong emphasis on choir harmonies and arrangements are in for a treat!
The band has always used the power of its music to set light on the universal spirit of unity and elevation of consciousness; this philosophy was dubbed "The Universality" by Seb, and this also became the title of the band's debut album, which was released in 2012.
The time has now come for GALDERIA to release a new album: "Return Of The Cosmic Men" is set to be released on July 21, 2017 via Massacre Records. Further album details will be released soon.
EISREGEN: Track List
EISREGEN's new album "Fleischfilm" will be released on May 5th via Massacre Records.
The tracklisting of the band's first ever concept album - an homage to the wild Italian cinema of the 1970's and early 1980's - looks like this:
1. Drei Mütter 2. Hauch des Todes 3. Jenseits der Dunkelheit 4. Die letzte Reise des Alan Yates (Metamorphose 2) 5. Auf den Spuren der Säge 6. Tiefrot 7. Nahe der Friedhofsmauer 8. Menschenfresser 9. Syndikat des Schreckens 10. Im Blutrausch 11. Satan der Rache 12. Nachts kommt das Delirium (Digipak Bonus)
EISREGEN's 12th album will be available as jewel case CD, limited digipak with a bonus track, limited & numbered vinyl LP with gatefold cover, digital download as well as a limited box set, including the album as a digipak w/ a bonus track, a patch, 3D glasses and 3D art cards.
"Fleischfilm" was mixed and mastered by Markus Stock at Klangschmiede Studio E. Adrian Keindorf is responsible for the cover- and booklet artwork.
The band is going to present their new album over the course of four record release shows in Germany in early May with the support of their label mates Hardholz.
HATESPHERE, the crown princes of Scandinavian thrash metal, are going to support Crowbar on selected dates of their European tour!
Don't miss HATESPHERE supporting Crowbar live here:
16.05.2017 AT Salzburg - Rockhouse Salzburg 17.05.2017 AT Wien - Viper Room Vienna 18.05.2017 AT Pettenbach - Bauhof Pettenbach 21.05.2017 DK Copenhagen - BETA2300 22.05.2017 DK Aarhus - Atlas 23.05.2017 DE Flensburg - Roxy Flensburg 24.05.2017 DE Wiesbaden - Schlachthof Wiesbaden 25.05.2017 DE Hannover - Kulturzentrum Faust
(date format: DD.MM.YYYY)
HATESPHERE are also going to play a show in Switzerland in mid-May and are already confirmed for quite a few summer festivals, including Nummirock, Copenhell, Dong Open Air or Xtreme Fest as well as the Tattoofest in the Netherlands in late September.
INFERNAL TENEBRA cancel US tour
INFERNAL TENEBRA were forced to cancel their support tour with Testament, Sepultura and Prong - which was scheduled to start today - due to to visa issues.
They posted the following statement:
"Unfortunately, we were denied visas and can’t enter USA territory at this moment, so we had to cancel our support tour with Testament. This past few months were really a nerve wrecking experience. We tried our best to get the proper documents; lawyers in US were contacted, a shit ton of e-mails sent, we went to the US Embassy twice, but it’s just funny how it wasn’t meant to be this time. And it seems this current situation is not affecting only us. (...) Having said that, we’re working on new material and trying to re-schedule the tour. See you on the road asap and thank you all for the understanding and support!"
The re-release of MYSTIC PROPHECY's second album "Regressus" will hit the stores on April 21st.
The album's tracklisting looks like this:
1. Calling From Hell 2. Eternal Flame 3. Lords Of Pain 4. Sign Of The Cross 5. Night Of The Storm 6. The Traveller (Instrumental) 7. In Your Sins 8. Forgotten Souls 9. When Demons Return 10. Regressus 11. Lost In Time 12. Mystic Prophecy 13. The Land Of The Dead 14. Fighting The World* 15. Sanctuary* 16. Lords Of Pain (Wacken Live 2004)* 17. Eternal Flame (Wacken Live 2004)*
"Regressus" was mixed by Eroc, and produced and mastered by R.D. Liapakis. The original artwork was created by Jan Meininghaus, Jan Yrlund / Darkgrove Design refurbished it for the re-release.
The re-release of MYSTIC PROPHECY's "Regressus" will be available as a limited and remastered digipak CD, and is already available for pre-order.
JOTNAR have released a brand new video clip for the song "Starved Of Guidance" off the upcoming album "Connected/Condemned", which will be released on April 21st via Massacre Records!
Enjoy the video clip, directed by Andrew Fernandes, here:
The aggressive melodic death metal outfit also announced that they're not only confirmed for the the Italian Straevilfest, but also for a few selected dates as support for Sonic Syndicate in Spain.
Check out JOTNAR's confirmed club shows and festival dates so far:
• April 19, 2017 ES Barcelona - Sala Razzmatazz 3* • April 20, 2017 ES Madrid - Sala Copernico* • April 21, 2017 ES Valencia - Sala Agora Live* • April 22, 2017 ES Jaén - Sala Kharma (Jaén Metal Festival) • April 23, 2017 ES Bilbao - Sala Akzena* • July 2, 2017 ES Santa Coloma de Gramenet - Can Zam Park (Rock Fest Barcelona) • July 17, 2017 IT Borgosatollo - Centro Sportivo (Straevilfest)
*w/ Sonic Syndicate
JOTNAR's upcoming album "Connected/Condemned" was mixed by Sacha Laskow and mastered by Jens Bogren. British artist Russ Mills has created the cover artwork.
It’s already available for pre-order both as a digipak CD as well as digital download in selected online shops.
The Massacre Records headquarter has moved to a new location - bye bye, Abstatt; hello, Untergruppenbach!
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STORMAGE: New Video
STORMAGE's new album "Dead Of Night" was released last Friday. The German heavy metal outfit now presents the official video for the song "Prime Of Life". It was directed by Markus Gabriel Frey and the band, enjoy it here:
It's the second video for a song off the new album. The video for "The Deadly Blow" was released in mid-February and is available here: https://youtu.be/zs-F7i-Ts48
Not only the fans, but also the press seems to dig the new album:
RAMzine - 95% Metalblaze - 4,2/5 Dangerdog - 4/5 My Revelations - 12/15 Metal Only - 7,5/10 MetalHammer (DE, 05/2017) - 5/7 RockHard #359 - 7/10
STORMAGE's record release show will take place on April 8th at the Ohler Saal in Plettenberg, Germany.
WIZARD: Lyric Video
You might have already noticed that WIZARD are going to release their new album "Fallen Kings" this summer!
Making sure to whet your appetite properly, WIZARD now released a lyric video for the album opener "Liar And Betrayer". Check it out here:
The band also released a short statement regarding the new album on their facebook page:
"No ballads, only ten fucking pure metal songs on our new album, and two bonus tracks on the digipak!"
WIZARD once again teamed up with Achim Köhler, who took care of the mix and mastering of the upcoming album. The artwork and tracklisting will be revealed soon.
WIZARD's new album "Fallen Kings" will be released on June 16, 2017 via Massacre Records, and is already available for pre-order in selected online mail order shops.
Swiss death thrashers MASQUERADE are going to released their debut album this summer on Massacre Records!
The quintet around vocalist Marcus, guitarists Michael and Thomas, bassist Gion and drummer Patrik is around since 2013. All band members are experienced musicians and have already played gigs with bands like Sepultura, Ektomorf, Cataract, Cannibal Corpse or Orbituary.
MASQUERADE's musical style is pretty varied and offers a wide range of influences; from old-school to modern. Thunderous blast beats, mid-tempo tracks as well as acoustic parts are all part of MASQUERADE's sound, just like catchy hooks and bold riffs as well as the powerful voice and wide vocal range of vocalist Marcus!
In case you still don't know if STORMHAMMER's new album - in stores on March 24th - is something for you, check out the "Welcome To The End" album teaser here:
If you want to see the band live, your next chance is in early August at the Metal United Festival Regensburg in Obertraubling, Germany.
MIDNIGHT RIDER: Song Stream
The German classic heavy metal/hard rock outfit MIDNIGHT RIDER is going to release its debut album "Manifestation" on April 21, 2017 via Massacre Records!
You can already stream the album opener "When I Spew My Hate" here:
The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Mersus at Underworld Studio in Solingen, Germany.
The photography featured on the album's cover artwork was originally taken in 1915 by Alexander R. Hogg.
MIDNIGHT RIDER's debut album "Manifestation" is already available for pre-order on selected mail order outlets, like Amazon or EMP.
BITTERFELDT: Live Gig
BITTERFELDT - the band around Micha (EverEve) and Sascha (ex-Gau) - are going to release their debut album "Götzen.Dämmerung" next Friday!
BITTERFELDT now announced that they are going to present their album live on May 13th at the Apocalypse Now II in Losheim am See/Britten, Germany!
The band stated: "Bitterfeldt is something special - and so are their live gigs: they only take place on special occasions at special locations. We are therefore proud to present Bitterfeldt live on stage at the Apocalypse Now festival in Losheim am See, Germany! We will headline this small, but precious little festival gem. This will be the first time ever that we present our new album Götzen.Dämmerung live and we hope to see you there for this memorable occasion!"
On BITTERFELDT's upcoming album, Micha and Sascha are supported by musicians from Crematory, EverEve and Heaven Shall Burn, among others. "Götzen.Dämmerung" was produced, mixed and mastered by Gerhard Magin. Aleksandar Živanov / Hardworkz is responsible for the album's artwork and layout.
It will also be available as limited edition digipak with exclusive bonus tracks and an extensive booklet.
MYSTIC PROPHECY: Second Re-Release
MYSTIC PROPHECY are going to re-release their second album "Regressus"! It will be released on April 21, 2017 via Massacre Records.
The remastered album will be available as a limited digipak with bonus tracks!
The song "Lords Of Pain" is available for streaming here:
"Regressus" was mixed by Eroc at Mastering Ranch, and produced and mastered by R.D. Liapakis at Prophecy Studios. The original artwork was created by Jan Meininghaus, Jan Yrlund / Darkgrove Design refurbished it for the re-release. It's already available for pre-order in selected mailorder outlets.
EISREGEN: Record Release Shows
The German masters of the morbid, EISREGEN, are going to release their new album "Fleischfilm" on May 5th via Massacre Records. It's the band's first concept album, and a homage to the wild Italian cinema of the 1970's and early 1980's.
Song titles like "Nahe der Friedhofsmauer", "Menschenfresser" and "Auf den Spuren der Säge" already offer a glimpse of what to expect from the album.
EISREGEN will exclusively present their upcoming album "Fleischfilm" live in Germany this May!
Eisregen Fleischfilm Premiere 2017 - presented by Legacy & metal.de
• May 4th Hannover - MusikZentrum in Hannover
• May 5th Bochum - Matrix in Bochum
• May 6th Leipzig - Hellraiser
• May 7th Weinheim - Café Central
Their label mates and German heavy metal veterans HARDHOLZ are going to support EISREGEN on all dates. HARDHOLZ bassist Der Hölzer surely isn't a stranger to EISREGEN fans, because he was part of EISREGEN's "Leichenlager" line-up.
A special edition of the album will exclusively be available on all shows only, and there will also be a signing session with the band. Additional specials are already planned.
"Fleischfilm" is going to be available as jewel case CD, limited edition digipak with a bonus track and limited edition vinyl LP with gatefold cover as well as digital download. The physical formats are already available for pre-order in selected mail-order outlets:
STORMAGE are going to release their upcoming album "Dead Of Night" on March 24th via Massacre Records! This is how the tracklisting looks like:
1. Instinct To Defend
2. Anguish Of Mind
3. Heretic Enemy
4. Prime Of Life
5. Faithless God
6. In The Line Of Fire
7. Drag You To Hell
8. Victims Eyes
9. The Deadly Blow
10. Borne The Agony
STORMAGE also recently posted the official video for the new single "The Deadly Blow", which you can enjoy here: https://youtu.be/zs-F7i-Ts48
The album - which will be available for a cheap "Discover Price" - was produced, mixed and mastered by STORMAGE, with the kind assistance of Sebastian "Seeb" Levermann. The artwork has been created by Mystik Arts.
The record release party will take place on April 8th at the Ohler Saal in Plettenberg, Germany.
AETERNITAS: New Video
AETERNITAS announced the departure of their female vocalist Alma in late January, and have meanwhile introduced the band's new vocalist Julia Marou.
Now, AETERNITAS proudly present the new video clip for the song "Falling Star" with Julia on vocals - enjoy it here:
The song is taken from the upcoming debut "Götzen.Dämmerung", which will be released on March 24th via Massacre Records! It was mixed and mastered by Gerhard Magin. Aleksandar Živanov has created the album's artwork.
BITTERFELDT's new album "Götzen.Dämmerung" will be available as a regular jewel case CD for an inexpensive "Discover Price" as well as a limited edition digipak with two exclusive bonus tracks and an extensive booklet. The album is already available for pre-order.
The album will be released on CD in the US on May 5, 2017.
STORMHAMMER: Track List
German power metal outfit STORMHAMMER's new album "Welcome To The End" is set to be released on March 24th via Massacre Records. Graced with an artwork created by Jan Yrlund, mixed by Mario Lochert and mastered by Jan Vacik, "Welcome To The End" features the following tracks:
1. The Beginning Of The End
2. Northman (Lyric Video - https://youtu.be/bfg3kR_S_C8)
3. Welcome To The End
4. The Heritage
6. The Law
8. Road To Heaven
9. My Dark Side
10. Into The Night
11. Spirit Of The Night
12. Soul Temptation
13. The Awakening
14. Black Dragon
STORMHAMMER's new album "Welcome To The End" is already available for physical pre-order, the digital version will be available to pre-order soon.
LOST DREAMS: Drum Playtrhough Video
Modern melodic death metallers LOST DREAMS have released the following statement regarding a recently released drum playthrough video:
"Watch our drummer Rafael beating the devil out of his drum kit. This is also a sneak preview for the song 'It's Not A Game It's An Onslaught', taken from our forthcoming album 'Exhale' - enjoy!"
Check it out here:
LOST DREAMS' new album "Exhale" is set to be released on May 26, 2017 via Massacre Records.
MYSTIC PROPHECY: Lyric Video
MYSTIC PROPHECY recently finished touring with Grave Digger and their label mates Victorius, and have now published the lyric video for "Burning Out" off their latest album "War Brigade".
They stated: "This should remind you of what should never ever happen again in this world. Be aware and come to our shows to celebrate peace and brotherhood. We are one, WE ARE...THE METAL BRIGADE!"
Watch the lyric video here:
JOTNAR: Album Details
Melodic Death Metal outfit JOTNAR is going to release its new album "Connected/Condemned" on April 21st via Massacre Records!
The album was mixed by Sacha Laskow at Perfect Filth Productions in Canada, and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. British artist Russ Mills has created the cover artwork.
The tracklisting of JOTNAR's upcoming album looks like this:
2. Remaining Still
3. Missing Shadows
4. Broken Esteem
5. Suicidal Angel
6. Live Together Die Alone
7. Starved Of Guidance
8. I, The Paradox
9. The Sentence
10. Invisible Trace
11. The Loneliness Legacy
12. Say It Right
13. Envy World
14. The Portrait
Guest musicians include Björn "Speed" Strid of Soilwork, Jennie Nord of Ultimate Fate, Santi Suárez of Sphinx and Bruno Pardini.
VICTORIUS, who released their new album "Heart Of The Phoenix" last month, now present the official video for the song "Hero", which you can enjoy here:
The German power metal outfit is still on tour with Grave Digger and their label mates Mystic Prophecy.
STORMHAMMER: Lyric Video
STORMHAMMER revealed first details about their upcoming album "Welcome To The End" last week. Now they present the lyric video for the new song "Northman", which you can enjoy here:
"Welcome To The End" was mixed by Mario Lochert and mastered by Jan Vacik at Dreamsound Studios. Jan Yrlund (Darkgrove.net) is responsible for the album's artwork.
Natalie Pereira Dos Santos (ex-Envinya, The Boris Karloff Syndrome) is featured as a guest vocalist on the upcoming album.
STORMHAMMER's "Welcome To The End" will be released on March 24th via Massacre Records, and is already available for physical pre-order.
SINISTER: Official Video
SINISTER have posted the official video for the song "Neurophobic", which you can enjoy here:
Both songs are featured on SINISTER's upcoming album "Syncretism" - recorded, mixed & mastered by Jörg Uken at Soundlodge - which will be released on February 24th via Massacre Records, and which is also available as a limited digipak with a bonus CD.
BITTERFELDT: Video Teaser
Attention, everyone: BITTERFELDT's new video clip will exclusively premiere on the website of the Orkus magazine on February 28th!
A short sneak peek is available here:
The upcoming debut "Götzen.Dämmerung" is set to be released on March 24th via Massacre Records, and was mixed and mastered by Gerhard Magin. Aleksandar Živanov has created the album's artwork.
BITTERFELDT's new album "Götzen.Dämmerung" will be available as a regular jewel case CD for a cheap "Discover Price" as well as a limited edition digipak with two exclusive bonus tracks and an extensive booklet. It's already available for physical pre-order.
LOST DREAMS: New Album
The modern melodic death metal quintet LOST DREAMS is ready to unleash its new album "Exhale" in late May 2017 via Massacre Records!
The goal to make nonconformist, raw and distinct music united the guitarist Andreas and Herbert, and they soon started searching for like-minded people to successfully complete their band LOST DREAMS back in the days.
Today's line-up consists of vocalist Sebastian Brandauer, guitarists Andreas Maierhofer & Herbert Sopracolle, bassist Dominik Hormann and drummer Rafael Peychär.
A demo in 1999, followed the debut "Where Gods Creation Ends" in 2003, were both praised in the underground metal scene. Four additional albums should follow until 2011.
In the past almost 2 decades, several videos were shot, they toured with bands like Kataklysm, Six Feet Under, Illdisposed or Marduk and graced the billing of festivals such as Metalcamp or Eindhoven Metal Meeting. All this and more fueled the engine of LOST DREAMS with lots of energy, which has now been manifested in the studio.
WARPATH: Album Out Now
WARPATH's new album "Bullets For A Desert Session" is out now!
JADED HEART just released the lyric video for the song "Godforsaken", which you can enjoy here:
The song is featured on the band's latest album "Guilty By Design".
BORN AGAIN: Video
French metal outfit BORN AGAIN has released the official video for "New Generation", the album opener of their upcoming album "Strike With Power"!
Enjoy it here:
The upcoming album, to be released on February 24th via Massacre Records, was mixed and mastered by Pierre-Emmanuel Pélisson at Studio PE. Stan W Decker is responsible for the cover artwork.
STORMHAMMER: Album News
The German power metal outfit STORMHAMMER is going to release its new album "Welcome To The End" on March 24th via Massacre Records!
Jan Yrlund (Darkgrove.net) once again created the stunning cover artwork, while Mario Lochert took care of the mix and Jan Vacik of the mastering at the Dreamsound Studio in Munich, Germany.
Natalie Pereira Dos Santos (ex-Envinya, The Boris Karloff Syndrome) will also lend her voice to one of the songs on the new album.
Further details will be released soon.
BROKEN FATE: Band Update
BROKEN FATE are back - with their new guitarist Gabriele Sacco and plans to record the band's second album with producer V.O. Pulver this summer!
The Swiss modern thrash metal quartet is also celebrating its 10th anniversary on October 7th at the Casino in Wohlen (AG), Switzerland, along with five other bands. The show will be filmed and later released on DVD.
The tracklisting for "Syncretism" is available, too!
2. Convulsion Of Christ
3. Blood-Soaked Domain
4. Dominance By Acquisition
6. Black Slithering Mass
7. Rite Of The Blood Eagle
8. The Canonical Rights
9. Confession Before Slaughter
Digipak Bonus CD
1. Unhallowed Blood
The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Jörg Uken at Soundlodge. The cover atwork has been created by Alex Tartsus.
A record release show is scheduled to take place on February 18th at the P60 in Amstelveen, Netherlands.
SINISTER's new album "Syncretism" will also be available as 2-CD digipak with a bonus track and is already available for pre-order.
VENDETTA: Song Stream
VENDETTA's new album "The 5th" will be released on February 24th via Massacre Records.
You can now stream the new song "Religion Is A Killer" in its entirety here:
All songs on the album were written and composed by the band's bassist Klaus "Heiner" Ullrich. V.O. Pulver took care of the album's mix and mastering. Pablo Klose is responsible for the cover artwork.
VENDETTA's upcoming album "The 5th" is already available for pre-order.
JOTNAR: New Video
JOTNAR has posted the video for the title track of their upcoming album "Connected/Condemned" - out on April 21st via Massacre Records - a few weeks ago.
Now the band is back with a brand new video for the song "Broken Esteem" - featuring Björn "Speed" Strid of Soilwork!
Check it out here:
JOTNAR were also recently confirmed for the Jaén Metal Festival in late April.
DEBAUCHERY: Wolfsfest Tour
German death metal outfit DEBAUCHERY will join Varg and Milking The Goatmachine at the Wolfsfest Tour 2017 this April and May!
Here are the confirmed dates (date format DD.MM.YYYY):
Oh boy, ELM STREET's tour plans for 2017 begin to take shape! The band recently announced the first batch of live dates for the Australian "Face The Reaper Tour" in February, March and May, as well as a few support gigs for Ross The Boss' "The Discipline Of Steel" UK tour in March and April!
Face The Reaper Tour 2017 - Australia
• 02/23/23.02.2017 AU Brisbane - Crowbar
• 03/11/2017 AU Darwin - Happy Yess
• 03/25/2017 AU Perth - Badlands Bar (Stormrider Heavy Metal Festival)
• 05/06/2017 AU Newcastle - The Vault
• 05/07/2017 AU Sydney - Frankie's Pizza By The Slice
supporting Ross The Boss on "The Discipline Of Steel 2017 World Tour"
• 03/302017 UK London - The Underworld Camden
• 03/31/2017 UK Evesham - The Iron Road
• 04/01/2017 UK Swansea - The Scene
• 04/02/2017 UK Dublin - Voodoo Lounge
• 04/04/2017 UK Glasgow - Audio
• 04/05/2017 UK Edinburgh - Bannermans Bar
• 04/06/2017 UK Milton Keynes - The Craufurd Arms
ELM STREET released the official video for "Face The Reaper" a few weeks ago - check it out HERE.
WARPATH: Album Release Date + Video
We've got good news, and not so good news. Let's start with the latter one, shall we?
The release of WARPATH's upcoming album has been pushed back a week. The new release date is now February 3, 2017!
Now, onward to the good news:
WARPATH recently presented the official video for the song "Reborn" off the upcoming album "Bullets For A Desert Session"! It was directed by Dani Moreno, and produced by Flint Productions.
Enjoy the official video for "Reborn" here:
WARPATH's new album "Bullets For A Desert Session" will be released on February 3, 2017 via Massacre Records, and will also be available as limited edition digipak with bonus tracks.
EISREGEN: Line-up Changes
EISREGEN announced that they've parted ways with long-time guitarist and bassist Bursche Lenz.
Following his last gig with the band on December 23, 2016 in Erfurt, Germany, Bursche and EISREGEN sat down and talked about the future. In the end, they decided to part ways.
The split was as amicable as possible, and there's no scorched earth left behind.
EISREGEN expressed their gratitude for the past 22 years they shared with each other and honored the fact that EISREGEN wouldn't be who and where they are today without the contributions of Bursche.
The band's complete statement in German is available on the band's fb page.
EISREGEN recently announced the upcoming release of the first concept album in the band's history, entitled "Fleischfilm", which is an homage to the wild Italian cinema of the 1970's and 1980's.
The album release on Massacre Records is scheduled for May 5, 2017.
EXCITER: South America Tour
South American EXCITER fans are in for a treat! The Canadian metal outfit has revealed a couple of live dates in February, some of them even with Sacred Reich!
02/16/2017 PE Lima - Discoteca Mangos*
02/18/2017 CL Santiago - Blondie*
02/19/2017 BR São Paulo - Clash Club*
02/21/2017 BR Limeira - Bar da Montanha*
02/22/2017 BR Rio De Janeiro - Teatro Odisseia*
02/24/2017 AR Rosario - Pugliese
02/25/2017 AR Santa María de Punilla - Aeroclub Santa María de Punilla (Cosquín Rock)
02/26/2017 AR Buenos Aires - Uniclub
* w/ Sacred Reich
EXCITER are also confirmed for Rock Fest Barcelona in late June/early July, and Germany's Storm Crusher Festival in September.
Happy New Year
We'd like to wish you a very happy, successful and healthy new year!
New albums by Eisregen, bitterfeldt, Sinister and Warpath will be released this year - so 2017 has to be fantastic!
JOTNAR: Album + Video
The Spanish melodic death metal outfit JOTNAR has signed with Massacre Records, where the new album "Connected/Condemned" will be released on April 21, 2017!
They also released the video for the album's title track "Connected/Condemned", which you can enjoy here:
The video was filmed on the Canary Islands by director Pablo García Gallego and features actor Francisco Vázquez. This is the first in a series of videos that will accompany the album and will be published in the following months.
JOTNAR offers a redesigned and modern sound with strong and aggressive rhythms, smooth melodies, catchy choruses and insane growls.
The band made its live debut in late 2008, and underwent several line-up changes, which led to today's line-up consisting of vocalist Mario Infantes, guitarists Ben Melero and Elhadji N’Diaye, bassist Octavio Santana and Jose Rodriguez.
The quintet already played with bands like Korn, Amon Amarth, Sabaton or Machine Head, and appeared at festivals like MetalDays, RockBitch Boat or Villa De Bilbao.
JOTNAR were recently confirmed for Rock Fest Barcelona, along with their label mates Exciter, which will take place from June 30, 2017 until July 2, 2017.
ELM STREET: Video
Teaming up with Australian director Gareth McGilvray, ELM STREET have released their new single "Face The Reaper" taken from "Knock 'Em Out...With A Metal Fist"!
Enjoy it here:
With a minute long ambient intro, the band tears into a heavy metal frenzy proving their energetic brand of traditional metal and showcasing the newest addition to the band, Nick Ivkovic on bass guitar.
"Face The Reaper" will paint the path for the band's 2017 world tour, kicking off in Australia during February 2017.
The dates will be announced soon!
Everyone at Massacre Records likes to wish our bands, partners, friends and fans relaxed and peaceful Christmas holidays!
Germany's leading extreme metal band EISREGEN will release the new and 12th studio album "Fleischfilm" in early May 2017! It's going to be the first concept album in the band's history: The band pays homage to the wild Italian cinema of the 1970's and 1980's.
Frontman M.Roth comments:
"We're still the generation that often visited video rental stores, and we grew up with movies by Fulci, Argento, Deodato, Margheriti, D'Amato, Bava and many other Italian film-makers.
The soundtracks of those movies, created by the likes of Ortolani, Frizzi, Gombini or Simonetti, are unique and fascinating too.
Those movies are an integral part of my life and Eisregen wouldn't even exist without them.
The idea for this album has been on my mind for a long time, and now that Fröbing has returned to us, it's about time to turn the idea into reality, since he appreciates the movies and the music as much as I do.
I thought about releasing the album as a project under a different band name - but over the course of the past 1 1/2 years, it became 100% Eisregen and incorporates everything that Eisregen stands for: it's morbid, highly creative and miles away from today's metal mainstream.
It's our way to say 'thank you' to an era of pure cinematic madness made in Italy, which wouldn't be possible today, and we're very much looking forward to share it with you on May 5th.
Fulci is alive - at least in our hearts."
Song titles like 'Nahe der Friedhofsmauer', 'Torso', 'Menschenfresser' and 'Satan der Rache' already speak volumes...
EISREGEN's new album "Fleischfilm" will be released on May 5, 2017 via Massacre Records.
SINSITER: Album Details
Death Metal outfit SINISTER will release a new album called "Syncretism" on February 24, 2017 via Massacre Records!
The album is produced, mixed and mastered by Jörg Uken at Soundlodge. The band once again teamed up with the Russian artist Alex Tartsus, who's responsible for the cover artwork.
"It's a new story of sacrilege. Sinister is here to support the amalgamation of dark religions and rituals. The killer riffs, pounding drums and extra dimensions provide this dark atmosphere! Wait for this majestic delivery and convince yourself - this is Syncretism! This is Death Metal!" - Sinister
SINISTER's new album "Syncretism" will also be available as 2-CD digipak with a bonus track.
BORN AGAIN: Album Artwork
French metal quartet BORN AGAIN will release its debut album "Strike With Power" on February 24, 2017 via Massacre Records!
The band now released the cover artwork, created by Stan W Decker, who already worked with bands like Tyketto, Serious Black or BORN AGAIN's label mates Victorius!
Pierre-Emmanuel Pélisson took care of the album's mix and mastering at Studio PE.
You can watch the lyric video for "Betrayal" here on YouTube:
Please note that the release date mentioned in the video is incorrect.
MYSTIC PROPHECY: Song Stream
The digipak re-release of MYSTIC PROPHECY's debut album "Vengeance" will hit the stores on January 13, 2017!
You can now listen to the song "River Of Hate" in its entirety here:
AWAITING DOWNFALL: Live 2017
AWAITING DOWNFALL are joining the "Plague From The Underground Tour 2017" with Surface, Torturized, GodSkill and others!
Here are all confirmed dates of the tour with AWAITING DOWNFALL:
04.03.2017 DE Karlsruhe - AKK
11.03.2017 DE Osnabrück - Dirty Dancing
17.03.2017 DE Magdeburg - Factory
18.03.2017 DE Wismar - Fellfresse
07.04.2017 DE Oelde - Alte Post
28.04.2017 DE Berlin - Slaughterhouse
29.04.2017 DE Bitterfeld - Festung Bitterfeld
03.06.2017 DE Flensburg - Roxy
10.06.2017 DE Hamburg - Logo
AWAITING DOWNFALL will also play at the Final Festival II in Berlin in late May 2017.
THE END A.D.: Album Progress
Philly-based THE END A.D. recently finished recording their upcoming debut album, which will be released in 2017 via Massacre Records!
The recordings took place at Sweet Creek Studios with John Fachet, who will master the album too.
AETERNITAS has posted a video with the acoustic version of the title track of their latest album "House Of Usher", enjoy it here:
The band comments:
"As gift for the beginning Christmas season we have released this acoustic version of the title track from our current album "House Uf Usher". Enjoy the big emotions and intimate performance of the acoustic version of this song!"
AETERNITAS' latest album "House Of Usher" is out now on Massacre Records.
WARPATH: Artwork + Track List
WARPATH's new album "Bullets For A Desert Session" will be released on January 13, 2017 via Massacre Records!
Vocalist Dirk 'Dicker' Weiss about the artwork's concept, realized by Thomas Battermann:
"It's about the impermanence of all machinery of war. Time eats away at it, or they're left in the middle of nowhere because they've served their purpose. No matter if they're destroyed, out of fuel or ammunition or abandoned by the crew... in the end, the vehicle is left and abandoned in the desert.
It's the same with war - there's nothing left but destruction and ruins. Relicts of the past, a past that shouldn't repeat itself."
The skull on the plane, as depicted on the cover, was created by Jan Meininghaus and contains the four musical styles WARPATH unites.
The following tracks are featured on the album:
2. I Don't Care
4. When War Begins
5. Unseen Enemy
6. No One Can Kill Us
8. Offensive Behaviour (Born To Be Real)
9. God Is Dead
10. No More Time To Bleed (Thrashunion)
11. The Liar Knows The Truth
12. Bullets For A Desert Session
13. I Don't Care (Live) [Digipak Bonus]
14. Believe (Live) [Digipak Bonus]
WARPATH's upcoming album "Bullets For A Desert Session" was recorded and produced by Thomas "Schrödey" Schröder at Absurd Studio. Eike Freese co-produced, mixed and mastered the album at Chameleon Studios.
VICTORIUS Heart Of The Phoenix
The new album by the young German power metal heroes VICTORIUS!
Produced by Lars Rettkowitz (Freedom Call)
Mix and mastering by R.D. Liapakis (Mystic Prophecy)