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22.05.2015
New Signung: CORAXO

There's a new sci-fi death metal band in town and they're called CORAXO!

The Finnish band was formed in autumn 2013 and has already released two EPs - "Starlit Flame" (2014) and "Starlit Flame II" (also 2014) - containing an exciting new hybrid of death metal and soundcapes from sci-fi movies and TV shows.

CORAXO now aims to move melodic death metal towards a new genre, by fusing it with the ambient electro music of the 70's and taking influences from prog rock and post-black metal.

Lyrically, the themes vary from dystopian societies, oppression and brainwashing to fanaticism, philosophy and ontology. All told through their own sci-fi story universe.

CORAXO's debut album "Neptune", mastered by Dan Swanö, is expected to be released later this year via Massacre Records.

Line-up

• Tomi  Toivonen - Vocals, Guitars, Programming
• Ville Kokko - Bass
• Ville Vistbacka - Drums

Links

Website
Coraxo on facebook
Coraxo on twitter
Coraxo on YouTube
Coraxo on Spotify

22.05.2015
DAMNATION ANGELS: Singer Wanted

Surprising news from DAMNATION ANGELS!

The band, who has recently released it's second album "The Valiant Fire", has parted ways with its vocalist Per Fredrik "PelleK" Åsly.

They released the following statement:

"We're sorry to say that after 5 years together, we're parting ways with PelleK. It's a mutual decision that has been on the horizon for quite some time.

Per Fredrik has a lot going on in his life and simply can't commit the amount of time that we require from him.

As things with the band get busier and busier, we need someone who can commit a serious amount of time to the band, and Per Fredrik simply can't fulfill this duty. We remain friends out of the band and wish him all the best for the future.

Although line-up changes are difficult and can be frustrating, the future of Damnation Angels was never in doubt.
We are very excited about the next chapter for the band and glad you will all be there to share it with us."

The band is now looking for a new vocalist and stated that anyone from anywhere can apply.

Instrumental versions and lyrics for 2 DAMNATION ANGELS songs are available here.

Everyone who's interested, should record a video of him-/herself singing a song and send the YouTube link to the band - either via message on the band's fb page, via email or you can tag the band on fb if you post the video to your profile (make sure the posting’s privacy is set to public).

22.05.2015
RONNIE JAMES Dio Tribute Out Now

Our RONNIE JAMES DIO tribute album "A Light In The Black - A Tribute to Ronnie James Dio" is out now! Stream and get your copy here:

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22.05.2015
BLOODLOST: Album Out Now

BLOODLOST's new album "Evil Origins" is out now! Stream and get your copy here:

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22.05.2015
CRYSTAL BALL: Album Out Now

CRYSTAL BALL's new album "LifeRider" is out now! Stream and get your copy here:

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11.05.2015
DEBAUCHERY: Album Teasers + New Song

There's a new DEBAUCHERY album on its way and it bears the aptly title "F*CK HUMANITY"!

There are already a few short teasers available:

• Fuck Humanity Teaser » Click here!
• Fuck Humanity English Teaser » Click here!
• Fuck Humanity German Teaser » Click here!
• Ironclad Teaser » Click here!

The album was recorded by Dennis Ward and produced by DEBAUCHERY mastermind Thomas Gurrath.

You can already listen to the new song "Ironlad Declaration Of War" in its entirety here:

DEBAUCHERY's new album "F*CK HUMANITY" will be available as CD, limited 3-CD digipak and vinyl LP and is set to be released on July 10, 2015 via Massacre Records!

11.05.2015
RONNIE JAMES DIO Tribute: Track List

Our tribute to the legendary RONNIE JAMES DIO will be released soon!

Time to reveal the complete tracklisting of "A Light In The Black - A Tribute To Ronnie James Dio", right?

There you go:

CD 1

1. Crystal Ball - Sacred Heart
2. MessengeR - Kill The King
3. Gun Barrel - Evil Eyes
4. Gloryful - Heavy Metal Will Never Die
5. The Order - I Could Have Been A Dreamer
6. Metal Inquisitor - King Of Rock 'N' Roll
7. Circle Of Silence - One Night In The City
8. Burden Of Grief - Neon Knights
9. Love.Might.Kill - Stand Up And Shout
10. Rebellion - I

CD 2

1. Iron Fate - Light In The Black
2. MessengeR - Don't Talk To Strangers
3. Crystal Ball - The Sign Of The Southern Cross
4. Love.Might.Kill - Hungry For Heaven
5. The Order - The Last In Line
6. Gun Barrel - Voodoo
7. Circle Of Silence - Time Machine
8. Rebellion - Kill The King
9. Gloryful - Holy Diver
10. Wizard - Caught In The Middle

Jan Yrlund (Darkgrove.net), a huge DIO fan himself, created the cover artwork.

The 2-CD tribute album "A Light In The Black (A Tribute To Ronnie James Dio)" will be released on May 22, 2015 via Massacre Records!

11.05.2015
GLORYFUL: New Video

GLORYFUL recently released the video clip for the song "Black Legacy" off the band's latest alum "Ocean Blade".

The video was produced by JAEGERROT and is available here:

11.05.2015
MESSIAH'S KISS: New Video

MESSIAH'S KISS released their latest album "Get Your Bulls Out!" on Massacre Records in December 2014.

Now they've published the official video clip for the song "Buried Alive", directed by Andreas Luthardt!

Watch it here:

07.05.2015
STORMHAMMER: Artwork + New Song

STORMHAMMER are back with a new album!
"Echoes Of A Lost Paradise" will feature 12 songs and a nice mix of true power metal, speedy thrash songs and mid-tempo tracks. And yes, there will also be a ballad!

The stunning cover artwork was created by none other than Jan Yrlund (Darkgrove.net).

"Echoes Of A Lost Paradise" was recorded at SH Studio, mixed by Mario Lochert and mastered by Jan Vacik at Dreamsound Studio - both in Munich, Germany.

You can now listen to the brand new song "Bloody Tears" here:

STORMHAMMER's new album "Echoes Of A Lost Paradise" will also be available as limited vinyl LP and is set to be released on June 12, 2015 via Massacre Records!

07.05.2015
BLOODLOST: Track List + Video

Lovely Sion in Switzerland hasn’t only given birth to mighty Samael - BLOODLOST are also ready to leave their mark on the world of extreme metal! Their upcoming third album "Evil origins" is thrashing like a maniac!

It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Izakar (Blazing War Machine) and Sébastien Castan at Full Metal Studio in Marseille, France. Romain Vuille (Linda Photography) has created the cover artwork.

The complete tracklisting is as follows:

1. Azazel
2. Hammer On Your Face
3. El Diablo
4. I Am Evil
5. The Doors
6. Legion From Hell
7. Demolition
8. Bring My Bitch
9. Born From Fire
10. The Undertaker

The official video clip for "Legion From Hell" is available here:

BLOODLOST's new album "Evil Origins" will be available for an attractive newcomer price and is set to be released on May 22nd via Massacre Records.

07.05.2015
CRYSTAL BALL: New Guitarist + Video

Meet CRYSTAL BALL's new guitarist Tony Castell!
He replaces Markus Flury who has decided to leave the band due to lack of time and for professional reasons.

CRYSTAL BALL stated:

"We want to thank Markus for the great time we had together and we wish him the very best  for his private and professional future!
We’re very happy that we’ve found a worthy substitute: Tony «T.C.» Castell (ex-Krokus, ex-Fox). Together we’ll take the next steps forward and we’ll rock the stages of the world!"

The band also released the official video clip for the song "Paradise", directed by Jörg Hennecke (yorkproduction), enjoy it here:

The video clip for "Eye To Eye (Feat. Noora Louhimo)" is available here:

CRYSTAL BALL's new album "LifeRider" will be released on May 22nd via Massacre Records.

29.04.2015
New Signing: HEADLESS CROWN

Welcome to the Massacre Records family, HEADLESS CROWN!

The Swiss classic heavy metal band was formed as a duo in 2011. Meanwhile, and after a few line-up changes, HEADLESS CROWN are destroying your ears and live stages as a quintet.

The band plays powerful classic heavy metal with melodic vocals, but with a modern approach and sound.

Band statement:
"Headless Crown is proud to have signed with the legendary label Massacre Records, and to be part of it's long history. We're looking forward to do some good work together and bring HC to the metal crowds of the world!"

HEADLESS CROWN's debut "Time For Revolution" is expected to be released later this year via Massacre Records!

Line-up

• Steff Perrone - Lead Vocals
• Ced Legger - Lead Guitar
• Manu Froelicher - Rhythm Guitar
• Mack Machet - Bass
• Carlos Bensabat - Drums

Links

Official Website
Headless Crown on facebook
Headless Crown on twitter
Headless Crown on YouTube

29.04.2015
A Tribute To RONNIE JAMES DIO

Ronnie James Dio was a hero and inspiration to many musicians, such as Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Doro Pesch or Axel Rudi Pell, and rumor has it that he‘s the main reason why every metal head worldwide is familiar with the sign of the horns.

Now it‘s time for us to pay tribute to him as well: 12 of our bands covered Ronnie James Dio songs to honor this exceptional musician!

"A Light In The Black (A Tribute To Ronnie James Dio)" comes with 2 CDs with 20 songs by 12 different bands.

CRYSTAL BALL, MESSENGER, GUN BARREL, GLORYFUL, THE ORDER, METAL INQUISITOR, CIRCLE OF SILENCE, BURDEN OF GRIEF, LOVE.MIGHT.KILL, REBELLION, IRON FATE and WIZARD are all part of this project.

You can already listen to the first song off CD 1 - CRYSTAL BALL's cover version of DIO's "Sacred Heart" - here on our YouTube channel:

The stunning artwork was created by Jan Yrlund (Darkgrove.net), who is also a huge DIO fan himself:

"I decided to go for an old school type of hand-painted look, like the classic Dio covers, but I still wanted to keep it original. You'll find many hints and details that refer to well-known DIO themes:
The mountain has two peaks as if they were devil's horns, and of course the DIO mascot Murray is featured too, merging from the fire."

Watch out for the complete tracklisting that we'll reveal soon!

The 2-CD tribute album "A Light In The Black (A Tribute To Ronnie James Dio)" will be released on May 22, 2015 via Massacre Records!

24.04.2015
HEATHEN FORAY: Album Out Now

HEATHEN FORAY's new album "Into Battle" is out now!

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24.04.2015
SCHWARZER ENGEL: Album Out Now

SCHWARZER ENGEL's new album "Imperium I - Im Reich Der Götter" is out now!

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24.04.2015
NOMANS LAND: Album Out Now

NOMANS LAND's new album "Last Crusade" is out now!

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16.04.2015
SCHWARZER ENGEL: Lyric Video

Ready for a new song off SCHWARZER ENGEL's upcoming album "Imperium I - Im Reich Der Götter"?

The band around mastermind Dave Jason has now released the lyric video for the song "Herrscher Der Nacht" here:

You can also listen to "Gott vs. Satan" here:

"Imperium I - Im Reich Der Götter" was produced by Jan Vacik (Serious Black, Graveworm, Serenity). The artwork's been created by Matthias Bäuerle a.k.a. Season Zero.

The album, to be released on April 24th via Massacre Records, will also be available as limited digipak as well as limited box set.

16.04.2015
TO/DIE/FOR: Album Update

TO/DIE/FOR have recently finished the recordings of the band's upcoming album "CULT" at SoundSpiral Audio in Kouvola, Finland!

They revealed that studio owner Juho Räihä will also mix and master the album. Raziel Kainen, a.k.a. Dark-Prince Graphix, is going to create the cover artwork.

Vocalist Jape and the band shared updates from the studio on the band's facebook page, so we've already learned that the final song on the album's called "End Of Tears". Another song's called "Let It Bleed".
Rumor has it, that "CULT" will also contain a cover song.

The Finns TO/DIE/FOR are set to play at the MeriRock Cruise Vol. 5 along with bands like Lacrimas Profundere or Malice In Wonderland, which is going to take place in Helsinki (FI) on September 12th.

Enjoy the video clip for the new song "Screaming Birds" here:

TO/DIE/FOR's new album "CULT" is set to be released on June 26, 2015 via Massacre Records.

16.04.2015
New Signing: JONNE

We're happy proud to announce the signing of JONNE!

JONNE was formed by Jonne Järvelä of Korpiklaani as a solo project which soon morphed and developed into a full band.

Wanting to do something that was musically different and away from his main band, JONNE is pure shamanistic folk music.

Jonne comments:
"An idea about the solo album struck me almost two years ago, when the early sketches of the songs begun to take shape. I immediately realised that the material wasn't going to match Korpiklaani's style. Those pieces had firmly grown on me and I wanted to release them under my own name.”

From starting out as a solo idea, it fast grew into a real band, accompanied by 9 other musicians from the Finnish folk & metal music scene, featuring members of Amorphis, Shape Of Despair, Wabanag and Oceanwake.

JONNE's s/t album is set to be released on July 24, 2015 via Massacre Records!


» Lineup

• Jonne Järvelä - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Violafon, Hurdy-Gurdy, Mandolin, Kantele + Percussion
• Natalie Koskinen - Vocals
• Yovan Nagwetch - Vocals, Flutes + Percussion
• Eero Haula - Vocals
• Ante Aiko - Vocals
• Pinja Lintonen / Tero Hyväluoma - Fiddles
• Toni Perttula - Accordion
• Santeri Kallio - Keyboards
• Juho Kauppinen - Acoustic Guitars
• Jussi Rautio - Acoustic Guitars
• Jan Rechberger - Drums & Percussion
• Matti Karjalainen - Upright Bass

» Links

http:www.jonne.co
https:www.facebook.com/JonneMusic
https://twitter.com/jonnemusic
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpiWT0_5yhCUwieIDAF-NdQ
https://open.spotify.com/artist/714oNRAMXuVWRw7v9zaqQa

16.04.2015
THE ARCANE ORDER: Studio News

It's on, folks! THE ARCANE ORDER have entered Jacob Hansen's studio to record their upcoming album "Cult Of None"!

The band already released a few song titles that will be featured on the album: "Reviver", "Void Maker", "Sun Grave", "Hesperian", "Exo Reign", "Ahab", "Faith Eater" and "Waves Of Trance".

"Cult Of None" will feature 55-60 minutes of epic extreme metal!

Feel free to check the band's facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thearcaneorder from time to time - the band has promised to post pics and videos from the studio!

THE ARCANE ORDER's new album "Cult Of None" is set to be released in late August 2015 via Massacre Records!

16.04.2015
ELM STREET: EU Tour

Australian heavy metal maniacs ELM STREET are returning to Europe in May and June 2015!

They'll bring a new EP titled "Heart Racer" with them, which is set to be released digitally in early May, and that will also be available at the band's online shop.

ELM STREET will play more than 20 gigs in 6 different countries during the "Heart Racer European Tour 2015"!

ELM STREET Heart Racer European Tour 2015

• 09.05.2015 DE Oberndorf - Bavarian Metalheadz Open Air
• 10.05.2015 BE Genk - Zaal Bret
• 12.05.2015 AT Graz - Club Wakuum
• 13.05.2015 AT Leitersdorf - Roter Gugl (Spring Metal Open Air)
• 19.05.2015 BE Liège - La Zone
• 21.05.2015 UK Manchester - Grand Central
• 23.05.2015 UK Essex - The Square
• 24.05.2015 UK Selby - The Venue
• 25.05.2015 UK Wakefield - The Snooty Fox
• 27.05.2015 UK Evesham - The Iron Road
• 28.05.2015 UK Bolton - The Railway Venue
• 31.05.2015 UK Brighton - The Prince Albert
• 01.06.2015 BE Deinze - Café Elpee
• 03.06.2015 DE Hannover - Rocker
• 05.06.2015 PL Wroclaw - Od Zmierzchu Do Świtu
• 06.06.2015 PL Opole - Klub Zebra
• 07.06.2015 PL Poznan - Klub u Bazyla
• 08.06.2015 PL Szczecin - Rocker Club Szczecin
• 09.06.2015 PL Bytom - Klub Gotyk
• 10.06.2015 PL Gdynia - Atlantic Klub
• 11.06.2015 DE Hamburg - The Rock Café - St. Pauli
• 12.06.2015 DE Uelsen - UJK
• 14.06.2015 GR Athens - An Club
• 15.06.2015 GR Thessaloniki - 8Ball Club
• 16.06.2015 GR Lárisa - Stage

13.04.2015
NOMANS LAND: Video Clip

Less than 2 weeks to go until NOMANS LAND will release their new album "Last Crusade"!

You can enjoy the video clip for the new song "Strain At The Oars", directed by DZ Video, here:

It was recorded and mixed by Aki Väkevä at Madmix in Kouvola, Finland, and mastered by Jaakko Viitalähde at Virtalähde Mastering in Kuhmoinen, Finland.

Jan Yrlund of Darkgrove.net is responsible for the cover artwork.

NOMANS LAND's 5th studio album "Last Crusade" will be released on April 24, 2015 via Massacre Records.


NOMANS LAND - "Last Crusade" - Track List

1. Right To Luck
2. Sons Of The Nord
3. Victory Horns
4. Strain At The Oars
5. Dragons
6. Last Crusade
7. Warrior’s Path
8. Bereza

13.04.2015
Massacre Soundcheck Vol. 7, 8 + 9

Time for a HUGE update regarding our "Massacre Soundcheck" EP series: Volume 7,8 and 9 are out now!

The EPs are also available digitally on iTunes, Amazon or Google Play Music.

Massacre Soundcheck Vol. 7 

1. MessengeR - Kill The King
2. Damnation Angels - Finding Requiem
3. Schwarzer Engel - Gott vs. Satan
4. Watch Them Fade - Welcome To My Void

Massacre Soundcheck Vol. 8 

1. Schwarzer Engel - Gott vs. Satan
2. Nomans Land - Strain At The Oars
3. Damnation Angels - Finding Requiem
4. Heathen Foray - Fight

Massacre Soundcheck Vol. 9 

1. Crystal Ball - Paradise
2. Damnation Angels - Finding Requiem
3. MessengeR - Kill The King
4. Heathen Foray - Fight

13.04.2015
HEATHEN FORAY: Track List

Who's ready for HEATHEN FORAY's new album "Into Battle"?

The album was mastered by Andy Horn at Red Room. Jan Yrlund (Darkgrove.net) is responsible for the cover artwork.

You can listen to the album opener "Fight" here:

The complete tracklisting looks like this:

1. Fight
2. Silence
3. Wofür Ich Streit
4. Tír na nOg
5. Unthinking
6. Knüppeltroll
7. Freundschaft
8. Wigrid
9. Winterking (Acoustic) (Hidden Track)

HEATHEN FORAY's 4th album "Into Battle" will be released on April 24, 2015 via Massacre Records.

02.04.2015
MAVERICK On EU Tour

The cat's out of the bag: MAVERICK are going on their first European tour ever, supporting the Swedish giants The Poodles this fall!

They'll play a total of 15 gigs in 6 different countries with Rebellious Spirit joining them for the first leg of the tour and C.O.P. UK (Crimes Of Passion) for the second leg!

The dates are available below!

MAVERICK released their highly acclaimed debut "Quid Pro Quo" in late November 2014 via Massacre Records.


The Poodles "Devil In The Details Tour 2015"
w/ MAVERICK, Rebellious Spirit (15.-22.10.), C.O.P. UK (23.-31.10.)

• 15.10.2015 DE Hamburg - Rock Café St. Pauli
• 16.10.2015 DE Osnabrück - Bastard Club
• 17.10.2015 DE Essen - Turock
• 18.10.2015 DE Köln - MTC
• 20.10.2015 NL Zoetermeer - Cultuurpodium Boerderij
• 21.10.2015 NL Weert - Muziekcentrum De Bosuil
• 22.10.2015 BE Kortrijk - De Kreun
• 23.10.2015 UK London - The Underworld Camden
• 24.10.2015 FR Paris - La Boule Noire
• 25.10.2015 DE Speyer - Halle 101
• 27.10.2015 DE München - Backstage Club
• 28.10.2015 DE Nürnberg - Hirsch
• 29.10.2015 DE Berlin - Magnet Club
• 30.10.2015 DE Flensburg - Roxy
• 31.10.2015 DK Copenhagen - High Voltage

02.04.2015
EISREGEN Talk 'Marschmusik'

It's been a bit quiet around EISREGEN - but don't worry, they're still alive and kicking!

M. Roth stated that the band and keyboarder Dr. Franzenstein, a.k.a. Franziska B., parted ways in early 2015. The spot will stay vacant and they plan to use samples live.

You are probably aware of the fact, that EISREGEN's 11th studio album is called "Marschmusik". EISREGEN are currently in the late stages of the pre-production and expect to enter the Klangschmiede E in May to record the album with producer Markus Stock.

M. Roth already revealed a few possible song titles: "Gott Der Panzer", "Leichensack", "Foltergeist", "Adlerhorst", "Panzerschokolade", "Mein Leben Auf Deiner Haut", "Blutkreis" as well as "Fleischbrand".

Yantit also stated that the album's musical direction, which he called "backwards", will surely surprise a lot of people as well as the appearance of an old partner in crime on keyboards.

Furthermore, EISREGEN plan to release a mini CD called "Brummbär" (that's how people referred to the Sturmpanzer IV) prior to the album's release.

Starting April 3rd, EISREGEN will play as special guests at selected dates of the Hatefest tour - along with their label mates Debauchery.

EISREGEN + DEBAUCHERY @ Hatefest

• 03.04.2015 AT Wien - Gasometer  
• 04.04.2015 CH Pratteln - Z7  
• 05.04.2015 DE Essen - Weststadthalle  
• 10.04.2015 DE Geiselwind - MusicHall  
• 11.04.2015 DE München - Backstage  
• 12.04.2015 DE Berlin - Postbahnhof  

EISREGEN's new album "Marschmusik" is expected to be released in summer 2015 via Massacre Records!

02.04.2015
IMPERIA Enter Studio

It's been 4 years since the release of IMPERIA's last studio album "Secret Passion". Time for good news, right?

We're happy to tell you that IMPERIA have recently entered the Spacelab Studio in Germany to record their upcoming, yet untitled album!

Vocalist Helena already recorded some pilot tracks and vocals for two songs with producer Christian "Moschus" Moos. Drummer Steve Wolz is expected to enter the studio next week.

The album will contain 11 tracks, according to IMPERIA, and is expected to be released later this year via Massacre Records!

27.03.2015
WATCH THEM FADE: Album Out Now!

WATCH THEM FADE's debut album "Welcome To My Void" is out now!

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27.03.2015
DAMNATION ANGELS: Album Out Now!

DAMNATION ANGELS' neues Album "The Valiant Fire" ist ab sofort im Handel erhältlich!

Hört es euch hier an und sichert euch eure Kopie:

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27.03.2015
New Signing: BLOODLOST

In 2005, Tchico (guitar, vocals) and  Rob (guitar) thought that thrash metal was dying and formed BLOODLOST to do something about it! Norcrow (bass) and Nico (drums) then completed the line-up.

They released their first demo "Discover The Hell" in 2006. About 2 years later, the debut "Hellcome" followed and was presented in the course of an European tour in 2009 as well as on support gigs for bands like Destruction or Napalm Death.

In 2009, Rob left the band, Lionel was announced as new bassist and Norcrow took over the guitar.

In 2011, BLOODLOST entered the Roystone Studio to record their second album "Trashell".

As in many other bands, BLOODLOST's line-up changed during the years and in 2013 they decided to continue as a trio, after Norcrow left the band.

With a new record deal with Massacre Records and a booking contract with Red Lion Music under their belt, the future looks bright for BLOODLOST from Switzerland!

A few gigs are already scheduled for 2015, with their long-time roadie Norgrim supporting them live on guitar.

The video clip for the new song "Legion From Hell" is already available here:

BLOODLOST's upcoming album "Evil Origins" is set to be released on May 22, 2015 via Massacre Records!

» Line-up

• Tchico - Guitar, Vocals
• Lionel - Bass, Backing Vocals
• Nico - Drums

» Live Dates

• 15.05.2015 CZ Prague - FreeMasonic Club  
• 16.05.2015 CZ Mladá Boleslav - Farárova Sluj  
• 22.07.2015 NL Tilburg - Little Devil  

» Links

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27.03.2015
MESSENGER: Album Out Now!

MESSENGER's new album "Captain's Loot" is out now!

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27.03.2015
CRYSTAL BALL: Tracklist + New Video

Behold, a new CRYSTAL BALL video is here!

Stefan Kaufmann directed the video clip for CRYSTAL BALL's duet "Eye To Eye" with Noora Louhimo of Battle Beast! Check it out on here:

The band also released the tracklisting of their upcoming album "LifeRider":

1. Mayday!
2. Eye To Eye
3. Paradise
4. Balls Of Steel
5. Hold Your Flag
6. Gods Of Rock
7. Take It All
8. Bleeding
9. Rock Of Life
10. Antidote
11. LifeRider
12. Memory Run

Digipak Bonus Tracks:

13. Sacred Heart
14. Sign Of The Southern Cross
15. Not Like You

The song "Paradise" is available for streaming in its entirety here:

The band's new album was produced, mixed and mastered by Stefan Kaufmann (ex-Accept, ex-U.D.O.). Thomas Ewerhard has created the cover artwork.

"LifeRider" by CRYSTAL BALL will be released on May 22, 2015 via Massacre Records.

20.03.2015
DAMNATION ANGELS: Lyric Video

Good news for every DAMNATION ANGELS fan out there!

The band has recently released the "This Is Who We Are" lyric video, which you can watch here:

The album opener "Finding Requiem" is also available for streaming here:

DAMNATION ANGELS mastermind Will Graney about "The Valiant Fire":

»Although not a concept album, The Valiant Fire is generally about the human/warrior spirit, indomitable will and that fire inside us that pushes us to go on no matter what. It features stories of people overcoming struggles and their resilience but also stories of pain and loss too.

That's what The Valiant Fire is, it's that fire inside us that drives us to go on and to come back from anything. But Churchill put it best, "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts."«

"The Valiant Fire" was mixed and mastered by Scott Atkins at Grindstone Studio. The stunning artwork's created by Rola Chang, aka JungShan Ink.

DAMNATION ANGELS' new album "The Valiant Fire" will be released on March 27, 2015 via Massacre Records.

20.03.2015
SCHWARZER ENGEL: Track List + New Song

About a month to go until the new album by SCHWARZER ENGEL will be released!

The band has now revealed the tracklisting of "Imperium I - Im Reich Der Götter":

01. Götterdämmerung
02. Gott vs. Satan
03. Herrscher Der Nacht
04. Schwarzkunst
05. Ave Maria (Die Mutter Gottes)
06. Du
07. Ritt Der Toten
08. Tiefer (Muss Ich Graben)
09. Schmerz Bleibt Mein
10. Meine Liebe
11. Im Herzen Wohnt Die Trauer
12. Beuget Euch (Digipak Bonus Track)

"Imperium I - Im Reich Der Götter" was mixed and mastered by Jan Vacik at Dreamsound Studios in Munich, Germany.

The artwork's once again created by Matthias Baeuerle of Season Zero.

Mastermind Dave about the album:

»The first part of the "Imperium" two-parter conceptually deals with gods - as the title "Im Reich Der Götter" (engl.: in the realm of the gods) suggests. The lyrics are about both biblical as well as Roman gods, that's why we tried to create the sound of the album as well as the artwork as monumental as possible!«

SCHWARZER ENGEL's "Imperium I - Im Reich Der Götter" will be released on April 24, 2015 via Massacre Records.

Listen to the brand new song "Gott vs. Satan" here:


» Live Dates
• 10.-11.07.2015 DE Nordheim - Rollschuhplatz (Sunstorm Festival)  
• 08.-09.08.2015 DE Hildesheim - Flugplatz Drispenstedt (M'Era Luna Festival)

20.03.2015
CRYSTAL BALL: New Song

Your prayers have been heard! The new CRYSTAL BALL song "Paradise" is now available for streaming in its entirety here:


 
The band’s new album "LifeRider" was produced, mixed and mastered by Stefan Kaufmann (ex-Accept, ex-U.D.O.). Thomas Ewerhard has created the cover artwork.

The album will feature a duet with Battle Beast's Noora Louhimo as well as guest musician Stefan Kaufmann on acoustic guitar!
 
CRYSTAL BALL's "LifeRider" will be released on May 22, 2015 via Massacre Records and will also be available as limited edition digipak with exclusive bonus tracks!
 
» Live Dates
• 04.04.2015 DE Cuxhaven - Hapag-Hallen
• 22.05.2015 DE Mannheim - 7er Club
• 23.05.2015 CZ Sokolov - Koupaliště Michal
• 28.05.2015 CH Luzern - Konzerthaus Schüür
• 29.05.2015 CH Wetzikon - Hall Of Fame
• 30.05.2015 CH Aarburg - Musigburg
• 19.07.2015 FR Saint-Julien-en-Genevois - Stade des Burgondes (Guitare En Scène Festival)
• 25.07.2015 CH Röthenbach - Waldrock Open Air
• 07.08.2015 CH Brienz - Brienzersee Rockfestival
• 08.08.2015 CH Gossau SG - Rock On! Music Festival
• 15.08.2015 CH Wettingen - Tägerhard
• 11.09.2015 CH Boswil - Chillout

20.03.2015
NACHTGESCHREI: New Line-up

NACHTGESCHREI are complete again!
After the departure of Joe, who fulfilled his lifetime dream and emigrated to the other end of the world, the septet recently introduced their newest band member Lauren "Laui" Weser! She will play the hurdy-gurdy, flute and will also sing!

The young folk musician, who was already an active member in Des Teufels Lockvögel and Fiolka, will make her live debut on April 18th in Munich, Germany.

NACHTGESCHREI stated: "We are beyond excited to have found a wonderful and creative partner in crime and we already have a lot of plans with her!"

Laui added: "The guys welcomed me with open arms, and I can't wait to rock out on stage with them! I know that I've got big shoes to fill, but please be sure that Nachtgeschrei will always stay true to themselves!"

A video introduction in German is available here:

NACHTGESCHREI are already confirmed for Germany's Summer Breeze and M'Era Luna Open Air and will celebrate the band's 10th anniversary this winter!

» Live Dates
• 18.04.2015 DE München - Spectaculum Mundi  
• 08.05.2015 DE Neustadt/Duttweiler - Festhalle Duttweiler (Duttweiler Folk Metal Festival)  
• 20.06.2015 DE Forst - Manitu (Johannes Gaudium)  
• 03.07.2015 DE Brande-Hörnerkirchen - Hörnerfest  
• 08.-09.08.2015 DE Hildesheim - Flugplatz Drispenstedt (M'Era Luna Festival)  
• 13.-15.08.2015 DE Dinkelsbühl - Flugplatz Aeroclub Dinkelsbühl (Summer Breeze Open Air)

06.03.2015
New Signing: THE HERETIC ORDER

THE HERETIC ORDER will release their debut "All Hail The Order" later this year via Massacre Records!

Are you ready for an ever evolving twist of evil rock 'n' roll and shock metal with searing riffs and blistering solos, inspired by the classic 70's/80's heavy metal era?

Then bow down before the infernal London-based quartet THE HERETIC ORDER, consisting of guitarist/vocalist Lord Ragnar Wagner, bassist Rotted Skull, drummer Evil E and guitarist Count Marcel La Vey!

Make sure to catch them live at the renowned Hammerfest in Pwllheli, UK, next week - along with their label mates DARKANE!

THE HERETIC ORDER's Hammer House Of Horror inspired video clip "Burn Witch Burn" premiered on MetalHammer last year, check it out here.

All hail THE HERETIC ORDER!


» Live Dates

• 14.03.2015 UK Pwllheli - Hafan Y Môr Holiday Park (Hammerfest)
• 17.04.2015 UK London - The Purple Turtle - http://www.facebook.com/events/1557425134507582
• 22.05.2015 UK Bromsgrove (Worcestershire) - Stoke Prior (Breaking Bands Festival)
• 30.05.2015 UK London - The Dome Tufnell Park (Titanfest)
• 31.05.2015 UK Barnsley - Barnsley Rock And Blues Venue

» Links

http://www.facebook.com/thehereticorder
http://twitter.com/hereticorder
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6u-0eqP2zvqJ0ywq1vhpGQ

06.03.2015
CRYSTAL BALL: 'LifeRider' Details

There's a new CRYSTAL BALL album on the horizon!

"LifeRider" was once again produced, mixed and mastered by Stefan Kaufmann (ex-Accept, ex-U.D.O.). Thomas Ewerhard has created the cover artwork
The album will feature a duet with Battle Beast's Noora Louhimo as well as guest musician Stefan Kaufmann on acoustic guitar!

CRYSTAL BALL's Scott Leach commented:

»"LifeRider" will feature 12 fresh and modern songs that deal with the journey through life in form of [musical] snapshots of various stations, similar to a train ride.«

CRYSTAL BALL's "LifeRider" will see the light of day in late May 2015 via Massacre Records and will also be available as limited edition digipak with exclusive bonus tracks!

06.03.2015
SCHWARZER ENGEL: Album Details

Germany's modern dark metal outfit has released first details about the upcoming album "Imperium I - Im Reich Der Götter"!

The new studio album was mixed and mastered by Jan Vacik at Munich's Dreamsound Studios. Season Zero is once again responsible for the stunning artwork.

SCHWARZER ENGEL Mastermind Dave Jason commented:

»The first part of the "Imperium" two-parter conceptually deals with gods - as the title "Im Reich Der Götter" (engl.: in the realm of the gods) suggests. The lyrics are about both biblical as well as Roman gods, that's why we tried to create the sound of the album as well as the artwork as monumental as possible!«

SCHWARZER ENGEL is already confirmed for a few festivals, including Germany's Sunstorm Festival and the M'Era Luna Festival.

SCHWARZER ENGEL's new album "Imperium I - Im Reich Der Götter" is set to be released on April 24, 2015 via Massacre Records and will also be available as limited edition digipak with an exclusive bonus track!

20.02.2015
ANCIENT RITES: Album Out Now

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20.02.2015
DYING GORGEOUS LIES: Album Out Now

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20.02.2015
VIPER SOLFA: Album Out Now

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18.02.2015
New Signing: WEEPING SILENCE

It's getting a bit darker - the Maltese gothic-doom metal outfit WEEPING SILENCE has signed with Massacre Records!

Having released 3 albums so far, WEEPING SILENCE appeared at several festivals (including MetalDays and Malta Doom Metal Festival) and, since their formation in 1998, played many gigs in several countries, alongside bands like Therion, To-Mera and Asomvel.

WEEPING SILENCE play a particularly atmospheric style of gothic-doom metal, melodic yet dark, with deep growls and female vocals.

WEEPING SILENCE are currently working on the band's upcoming album "Opus IV Oblivion", which will be released later this year via Massacre Records!

» Line-up

• Diane Camenzuli - Vocals
• Dario Pace Taliana - vocals
• Manuel Spiteri - Guitars
• Mario Ellul - Guitars
• Sean Pollacco - Bass
• Alison Ellul - Keyboards
• Angelo Zammit - Drums

» Live Dates

• 21.03.2015 MT Is-Siggiewi - Chateau Buskett (Metal Over Malta Festival)
• 09.05.2015 UK Bilston - The Robin 2 (The Dames Of Darkness Festival)

» Links

http://www.weepingsilence.com
http://www.facebook.com/weepingsilence
http://twitter.com/WS_OfficialMt
http://www.youtube.com/weepingsilenceband
Artist Page @ Spotify

 
ALBUM TIPP


VIPER SOLFA
Carving An Icon


The debut album of the Norwegian dark metal powerhouse VIPER SOLFA, featuring a stellar line-up of elite Norwegian names, including Trail Of Tears mastermind and founder Ronny Thorsen, Morfeus of Mayhem and Limbonic Art fame, Sphinx (Ram-Zet, Eternal Tears of Sorrow) as well as former Trail of Tears members Endre Moe and Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow.
Recorded at Sound Suite Studio in Marseille, France with producer Terje Refsnes (Tristania, Carpathian Forest) and at Strand Studio in Oslo, Norway.
Mixed and mastered at Strand Studio in Oslo, Norway by Marius Strand and Viper Solfa.
Cover artwork and layout by Marcelo Vasco (Machine Head, Dimmu Borgir, Borknagar).

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