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11.04.2014
GLORYFUL: 'Ocean Blade' Track-By-Track Pt. II

GLORYFULs neues Album "Ocean Blade" wird in weniger als 3 Wochen erscheinen

Hartmut Stoof, der Drummer der Band, hat sich nun etwas Zeit genommen und sich zu jedem Song geäußert:

6. Black Legacy

Black Legacy ist mehr oder weniger die Ballade des Albums. Es gibt viele Folk-Einflüsse zu hören und auch einige Instrumente, die dazu passen. Musikalisch und textlich ist dieser Song die Ruhe vor dem Sturm.

7. All Men To The Arms

Ein sehr starker und kraftvoller Song, der vor Energie nur so strotzt. Wie der Titel es suggeriert, geht es hier um die Kampfvorbereitung und den Kampfeinsatz. Metaphorisch eine Aufforderung für euch die Mähne zu schütteln! Wie ihr bemerken werdet, ist dieser Song zweigeteilt. Zu Beginn reißen die Gitarren und die Drums kompromisslos nach vorne. Stopps im Refrain bilden zusammen mit dem Gesang eine prägnante Hookline. Der zweite Teil des Stückes wird mit einem Gitarrensolo eingeleitet, gefolgt von einem in altbekannter Manowar-Manier gesungenen Strophe und dem Refrain, in dem der Titel wiederholt – geradezu auffordernd – gesungen wird. Abgerundet wird der Song durch ein, wie ich finde, exorbitant geiles Gitarrensolo von Adrian Weiss.

8. McGuerkin On The Bridge

Captain Karl McGuerkin ist ein fiktionaler Charakter. Jede Crew braucht einen kühnen und angsteinflößenden, knallharten Typen - besonders auf dieser Reise. Musikalisch bilden die rohen Lyrics und die melodiöse Komposition einen starken Kontrast. Der Song geht ordentlich nach vorn und klingt sehr kompakt. Mit einer Gesamtlänge von 3 Minuten ist er der kürzeste Song auf dem Album, aber ihr werden definitiv nichts vermissen! Dieser Song ist purer Power Metal!

9. Siren Song

Die Gitarren sind offensichtlich ein Tribut an Running Wild! Im Text geht es um Sirenen, basierend auf dem Mythos des Odysseus, aber in Bezug auf die Abenteuer eines Seemanns. Die Strophen haben Groove und in der Bridge wechselt das Tempo um den Weg zum Refrain zu ebnen. Der Gesang von Ramona Kunze im Mittelteil des Songs passt perfekt zur Atmosphäre und entspricht genau dem, was man von einer verführerischen Sirene erwartet, die einem das Bewusstsein raubt.

10. Ocean Legacy

Ocean Legacy ist das instrumentale Outro. Hier kehrt das Black Legacy Thema auf dem Cello, das von Jens’ Cousin Gunnar Vosgröne gespielt wird, zurück. Ebenso ist wieder das Meeresrauschen zu hören, das man schon vom Intro kennt.

Den Mix des Albums übernahm Dan Swanö und das Mastering stammt von Powerwolf Gitarrist Charles Greywolf. Kris Verwimp ist für die Gestaltung des Coverartworks zuständig.

GLORYFULs neues Album "Ocean Blade" erscheint am 25. April 2014 Massacre Records!

11.04.2014
GLORYFUL: 'Ocean Blade' Track-By-Track Pt. I

GLORYFUL's new album "Ocean Blade" will be released in less than 3 weeks.

The band's drummer Hartmut Stoof now took some time to comment on each song:

1. Hiring The Dead

This time we decided not to start with a classic intro. The song starts with the sound of the sea to create the specific atmosphere, that guides the listener through the complete album.
Lyrically the song describes the forthcoming adventure. Musically, the intention of the lyrical feeling is strengthened by the mid-tempo groove and the chorus, which animates to sing along. This one will be a surprisingly tough and thrashing opening track for many fans, I guess.

2. E Mare, E Libertad

This track characterizes Sedna, goddess of the sea in the Inuit myths, that the hired crew is about to fight against. The music mainly consists of power metal riffs and some melodious leads, supported by double-bass passages in up-tempo beats. The guitar solo in the beginning of the song is played by guest musician Adrian Weiss.
The groovy turning point, creating tension and preparing the solo, isn't that typical for us.

3. Ocean Blade

Ocean Blade is not only title of the album, but also title of the ship, on which the avengers sail deathward.
The beat and guitar picking in the verses remind me of some punk stuff, giving enormous drive, rawness and energy to the song. During the chorus, the energy rises and finds its climax in a gang shout.
After the second chorus it calms down to create atmosphere and to give the song a developing solo structure, ending up with a two-part guitar lead to commence the last verse and refrain.

4. The Master’s Hands

This is another powerful song with many double-bass parts, mostly in up-tempo beats.
The song is about the attitude and will of the crew, but of course in the end their destiny lies in their master's hands. The chorus prevails with another sing-along part, which may remind you a little bit of Warlock's classic "All We Are". As a more typical quality of our songwriting, the track calms down after the second chorus, introducing a guitar lead and rising with some marching drums until the final chorus.

5. Cradle Of Heroes (Pre-listening)

The only song on this album with an instrumental introduction. The following musical theme is kind of a neckbreaker. When I listened to it for the first time, I got goose bumps and could feel its energy being unleashed - the perfect song to freak out.
This is a classic heavy metal song with its typical galloping beat, combined with guitar lead fill-ins.
In the middle of the track, a varied verse decreases the power and rises the tension to a guitar solo, which ends in the last chorus.

The album was mixed by Dan Swanö and mastered by Powerwolf's guitarist Charles Greywolf. Kris Verwimp is responsible for the cover artwork.

GLORYFUL’s new album "Ocean Blade" will be released on April 25, 2014 via Massacre Records!

11.04.2014
CRYSTAL EYES: New Drummer

Meet CRYSTAL EYES new drummer!

The band recently issued a statement regarding the latest addition to CRYSTAL EYES:

"Stefan (Svantesson) has left CRYSTAL EYES after 12 years of solid Heavy Metal drumming. He made his decision right after the recording of KILLER and the reason is that he couldn't take part in any upcoming gigs. We thank Stefan for a great time together and wish him all the best in the future.
We're now proud to welcome back Martin Tilander as our new drummer!"

The last sentence already suggests that Martin isn't a stranger to the band. He already played in a Judas Priest tribute band with Mikael and Niclas and was also a part of CRYSTAL EYES in the mid-90's.

CRYSTAL EYES continued:

"There was no doubt about that he was the right man for the job. We knew he had been waiting for this opportunity for years and after the first rehearsal everything fell into place.
We've spent the last 3-4 months rehearsing and the new line-up is now ready to destroy the stages all over the world."

You can watch Martin in action HERE

The band's new line-up looks like this:

Mikael Dahl - Vocals, Guitar
Niclas Karlsson - Guitar
Claes Wikander - Bass
Martin Tilander - Drums

CRYSTAL EYES' new album "Killer" is set to be released in late July via Massacre Records!

11.04.2014
CIRCLE OF CHAOS: New Line-up

We've got news from CIRCLE OF CHAOS!

The Swedes have recently welcomed two new band members: Kenneth Lantz on guitar and Carl Johan “Sillen” Sillén on drums.

The band stated:

"Kenneth previously played with Decadence and “Sillen” has spent the last twelve years behind the drums in Slowlife. Both guys are really experienced and we look forward to presenting them on stage in the near future. Welcome aboard, guys!"

The complete line-up now looks like this:

Julian "Julle" Bellenox - Vocals
Kenneth Lantz - Guitar
HG Hogström - Guitar
Thomas Jonsson - Bass
Carl Johan "Sillen" Sillén - Drums

CIRCLE OF CHAOS' new album "Crossing The Line" is out now on Massacre Records!

11.04.2014
EISREGEN: Artwork + Track List

EISREGEN are going to release a mini album in late April!

"Flötenfreunde" will contain 5 tracks - including brand new tracks - as well as 2 video clips:

1. Rotes Meer  
2. Tausendschweiner
3. Blut Saufen
4. Mordlust  
5. Tot / Untot (Demo Version)
6. Lang Lebe Die Nadel (Studio Edit/Video Clip)  
7. Mutter, Der Mann Mit Dem Koks Ist Da (Video Clip)  

"Rotes Meer" is an soon-to-be extreme metal hit and a sure candidate for EISREGEN’s live set, "Tausendschweiner" is the now definite version of the lost "flute track" of the band, "Blut Saufen" just can’t be described and "Mordlust" is a brand new version of an old band classic.

These four songs, which will only appear on this mini album, will be completed by the demo version of the blast massacre "Tot / Untot".

Yantit is responsible for the artwork of "Flötenfreunde".

The mini album will also be available as limited edition digipak with glow-in-the-dark effect and embossed print as well as limited 10'' vinyl edition (666 hand-numbered units).

EISREGEN's "Flötenfreunde" will be released on April 25, 2014 via Massacre Records!

11.04.2014
EDGEDOWN: Album Artwork + Track List

EDGEDOWN will soon release their debut album "Statues Fall".

It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jan Vacik, Daniel Rehbein and Dejan Djukovic at Dreamsound Studios Munich (Visions Of Atlantis, Graveworm, Serenity, Lanfear, Edenbridge).

Gabriel Savio (Fototrophie [StanlyIbkiss]) is responsible for the cover artwork.

The band has already released a brand new song called "No One's Prey", which is available as stream here:

The complete track list of the upcoming album looks like this:

01. Intro
02. Statues Fall
03. In A Dream
04. Rising
05. Shot In The Dark
06. Wasting Time
07. Live Together Or Die Alone
08. No One's Prey
09. Fate
10. Flames

EDGEDOWN's new album "Statues Fall" will be released on April 25, 2014 via Massacre Records and is available for an attractive newcomer price!

05.04.2014
ILLDISPOSED: Album Title + Artwork

ILLDISPOSED have finished the recordings of their upcoming album at Denmark's Antfarm Studio!

Tue Madsen is soon going to take care of the mix as well as the mastering.

ILLDISPOSED's new album will be entitled "With The Lost Souls On Our Side"!

It will be the first album with new drummer Kim Langkjær Jensen, who permanently joined the band in autumn 2013.

Lasse Hoile once again created the beautiful cover artwork. He is also responsible for the artwork of the band's previous records "1-800 Vindication", "Burn Me Wicked" and "There Is Light... But It's Not For Me".

The band also posted the following statement on their facebook page a while ago:

"Since we haven't been able to reach an agreement on a cover song to record, we've decided to record a new version of one of our own oldies instead!"

ILLDISPOSED's new album "With The Lost Souls On Our Side" is set to be released on June 27, 2014 via Massacre Records!

05.04.2014
CRYSTAL TEARS: New Video Clip

CRYSTAL TEARS' new album "Hellmade" is out now!

The band has now posted a brand new video clip for the final song on the album: "Beds Are Burning".
The song's a cover version of the Midnight Oil classic!

The clip was realized by Peter Amasiadis, George Kakalis and Kostas Christoforidis (FrameBOX Productions).

Watch the clip here:

28.03.2014
EDGEDOWN: Artwork + New Song

EDGEDOWN's debut album will be released next month!

"Statues Fall" was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jan Vacik, Daniel Rehbein and Dejan Djukovic at Dreamsound Studios Munich (Visions Of Atlantis, Graveworm, Serenity, Lanfear, Edenbridge).
Gabriel Savio (Fototrophie [StanlyIbkiss]) is responsible for the cover artwork.

A brand new EDGEDOWN song off the upcoming album is now available for streaming in its entirety!

Enjoy "No One's Prey" here:

If you have the chance, go check the guys out live:

28.03.2014 AT Salzburg - Rockhouse
26.04.2014 DE Piding - Baamhakke

EDGEDOWN's new album "Statues Fall" will be released on April 25, 2014 via Massacre Records and will be available for an attractive newcomer price.

28.03.2014
March 28 Releases Out Now!

CIRCLE OF CHAOS’ and CRYSTAL TEARS’ new albums are out now via Massacre Records!

CIRCLE OF CHAOS' new album "Crossing The Line" was recorded by HG Hogström at Studio Stora Skuggan in Stockholm and mixed and mastered at Audiogrind Studio by Linus Nirbrant (Amon Amarth, General Surgery). It’s available for an attractive newcomer price.

Get your copy and/or stream the album here:

The Metal Merchant
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Spotify
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SCR Metal Shop
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CRYSTAL TEARS' new album "Hellmade" was produced by R. D. Liapakis and mixed & mastered by C. Schmid & R. D. Liapakis.

Get your copy and/or stream the album here:

The Metal Merchant
MetalMailorder
Massacre Records MP3 Store

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SCR Metal Shop
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21.03.2014
GUN BARREL: Album Out Now

GUN BARREL's new album "Damage Dancer" is out now!

It was mixed by Yenz Leonhardt (Iron Savior, Savage Circus, Stormwarrior) and mastered by Tommy Hansen (Helloween, Pretty Maids, TNT). Manfred Jasmund is responsible for the artwork.

Stream and order your copy here:

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SCR Metal Shop
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Amazon CD
Amazon MP3
iTunes
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21.03.2014
New Signing: UNDERJORD

We are happy to announce the signing of Finland's UNDERJORD!

The band started as an experimental songwriting process, mixing doom metal riffs and electronic soundscapes. Other influences also include folk music, ethnic rhythms and melodies.

The line-up consists, among others, of members from Magenta Harvest, Oskryf and Chthonian.

UNDERJORD mixes together the powerful elements of doom, death metal and dark experimental music to create a unique and crushing artistic vision - inspired by myths, legends and monsters.

The band's upcoming debut album will be entitled "Sheol" and is scheduled to be released in late August 2014 via Massacre Records!

Line-up

Thomp Finholm - Vocals
Joakim Finholm - Synthesizers
Niklas Norrgrann - Guitars
Jonas Frilund - Bass
Markus Rosenberg - Drums

http://www.facebook.com/underjordofficial
http://myspace.com/underjordband

19.03.2014
CIRCLE OF CHAOS: Album Track List

CIRCLE OF CHAOS are going to release their new album "Crossing The Line" next week!

The album was recorded by the band's guitarist HG Hogström at Studio Stora Skuggan in Stockholm and mixed and mastered at Audiogrind Studio by Linus Nirbrant (Amon Amarth, General Surgery).

"Ascending Disorder", a brand new song from the Swedes, is available for streaming in its entirety here:

The album’s track list looks like this:

01. Sign Of Insanity
02. What Is Life
03. Ascending Disorder
04. Crossing The Line
05. War N Terror
06. Conqueror Of Balance
07. Tear It Down
08. Blood For Blood
09. Left For Dead
10. Infernal Abyss

The band has also announced two new live dates:

28.03.2014 SE Stockholm - Rocks
14.-15.11.2014 DE Bremen - Meisenfrei (Bremer Metal Festival)

CIRCLE OF CHAOS' new album "Crossing The Line" will be released on March 28, 2014 via Massacre Records and is available for an attractive newcomer price!

19.03.2014
CRYSTAL TEARS: Track-By-Track Commentary

CRYSTAL TEARS are going to release their new album "Hellmade" next week!

Drummer Chrisafis now commented on each track that's featured on the upcoming album:

01. Destination Zero
It's heavy, melodic, groovy and fast... the representative opener of the album. The song’s about each and everyone's inner search; until we find the higher meaning. Let us simply enjoy the ride!

02. The Skies Are Bleeding
A speed metal thunder about the end of the world, an apocalyptic scenario. Very brutal and dramatic, yet so melodic.

03. Out Of The Shadows
A powerful heavy metal tune with tons of melodies, this is the first video clip of the album. It’s about new age concerns, with an optimistic tone.

04. The Devil Inside
When “that” voice tells you to go insane... Always nice to get some esteem out, but what happens when it gets out of control? Very melodic, full of groove and harmony.

05. Resurrection Suicide
CRYSTAL TEARS goes thrash! One of the most extreme songs we’ve ever written, tornado top speed. It’s about the ultimate rebirth out of a total reset, just like a phoenix rising.

06. Psycho Pollution
This is pure heavy metal! Pounding rhythm and minor melodies. The song’s about the ethic corruption of men.

07. Under Your Skin
Faces... who knows what lies beneath; the secrets, the thoughts, the guilt... Another heavy/power number with tons of harmonies being messed around.

08. Violent New Me
We pushed it to the limit here. Metal to the pedal, furious solos & crazy bass drum beats. The title says it all.

09. Ever Alone
This song's a power ballad, American hard rock style. When you get that feeling you wanna hit the road and find your own peace.

10. Rock N Growl
A tribute to our favorite music! Different than the rest of the numbers found on the album, this one's dedicated to all our friends that believed in the band and supported us in various ways. From our daily friends in real and virtual life to our business partners - you know who you are, we know who you are, you're all part of our band!

11. Beds Are Burning
The song's originally written by MIDNIGHT OIL, and we pay tribute to one of the most well-known and respected 80's numbers! The best way to finish the album with one of the best choruses ever written!

CRYSTAL TEARS are also throwing five "Hellmade" release parties in North Greece in April! All band members will be present during the parties to celebrate with their friends, chat, listen to music, drink, take photos and have a good time!

The events are supported by Unibräu Hellas and the "Trooper", "Motörhead", "AC/DC" beers. The entrance is free!

And here are the confirmed dates:

05.04.2014 GR Thessaloniki - Silver Dollar
06.04.2014 GR Serres - Book It
10.04.2014 GR Thessaloniki - Pirates
11.04.2014 GR Ioannina - Legacy
12.04.2014 GR Kozani - Old School

CRYSTAL TEARS' "Hellmade" will be released on March 28, 2014 via Massacre Records!

19.03.2014
March 21st | 28th Releases: Album Snippets + Pre-o

GUN BARREL's new album "Damage Dancer" will be released on March 21, 2014 via Massacre Records. It was mixed by Yenz Leonhardt (Iron Savior, Savage Circus, Stormwarrior) and mastered by Tommy Hansen (Helloween, Pretty Maids, TNT). Manfred Jasmund is responsible for the artwork.

Album snippets are available on

Pre-order your copy here:

The Metal Merchant
SCR Metal Shop
Nuclear Blast Online Shop
EMP
Amazon CD
Amazon MP3
iTunes

CIRCLE OF CHAOS' new album "Crossing The Line" will be released on March 28, 2014 via Massacre Records. It was recorded by HG Hogström at Studio Stora Skuggan in Stockholm and mixed and mastered at Audiogrind Studio by Linus Nirbrant (Amon Amarth, General Surgery). The artwork was created by Benny Moberg (Sufficiently Studios), based on an idea by Thomas Jonsson.
The album will be available for an attractive newcomer price.

Album snippets are available on

Pre-order your copy here:

The Metal Merchant
Metal Mailorder
SCR Metal Shop
Nuclear Blast Online Shop
EMP
Amazon CD
Amazon MP3
iTunes

CRYSTAL TEARS' new album "Hellmade" will be released on March 28, 2014 via Massacre Records. It was produced by R. D. Liapakis and mixed & mastered by C. Schmid & R. D. Liapakis. Cj Cappelotti (Siege Ind) has created the artwork.

Album snippets are available on

Pre-order your copy here:

The Metal Merchant
MetalMailorder
SCR Metal Shop
Nuclear Blast Online Shop
EMP
Amazon CD
Amazon MP3
iTunes

16.03.2014
GUN BARREL: Album Track-By-Track

GUN BARREL are going to release their new record "Damage Dancer" on March 21, 2014 via Massacre Records.

The guys now sat down to comment on each song featured on the album:

01. Unleashing The Hounds
Patrick: An intro is a must-have! Period!
Tomcat: Bring the backrest into an upright position and buckle up!

02. Damage Dancer
Patrick: That's how a GUN BARREL record kicks off! An uncompromising track, fast-forward and 100% GUN BARREL!
Tomcat: That's the name of the game. We're Damage Dancer and we'll destroy everything.
Rolf: I knew in an instant that this will be our opener as soon as I played the riff for the first time. This song's GUN BARREL and nothing else.

03. Bashing Thru
Patrick: Another brutal track, just like the title suggests.
Tomcat: That's how I love it. Straight in your face, no matter what. Put your Ray Ban sunglasses on, put your convertible top down and go for it.
Rolf: We clearly have fun. And our fans will have fun with this song as well. And I'm sure we'll recruit new fans with it as well. Jackpot!

04. Judgement Day
Tomcat: A cool rock song, that's pushing us forward until the end of days. A nice track to listen to when you're on the road.
Patrick: Or anywhere else, just saying

05. Passion Rules
Patrick: One of my faves - I love, how the song builds up until it explodes. Lyrically it's about the passion that keeps us (and everyone else) running.
Tomcat: The bassist likes the song too ... He's getting a special moment for himself there. ;-)
Rolf: That’s right!

06. Building A Monster
Tomcat: Things are cleaned up here. The song steadily moves forward. It's a monster. I like the determination of the song. And I really enjoy playing it. (Tip: Change down, skim the motor and explore the other traffic lane.)
Patrick: This song was a tough cookie... in the beginning I absolutely hated the whole monster b-movie idea. But now I have to admit that the song turned out really cool!
Rolf: My favorite song on the album. Very catchy and someone needs to tie me up when I'm listening to it, and maybe also when we're playing it live.

07. Heading For Disaster
Patrick: Tomcat should comment on this one - it's the first song I ever wrote a song for GUN BARREL, so it's not possible for me to be objective. ;-)
Tomcat: Who wants to be objective? I liked this song in an instant. The title doesn't only fit the song but also Patrick himself. Fantastic rock song!
Rolf: Patrick's debut as a composer. Well done, mate! The song's a match made in heaven and assures us that Patrick knows to which band he belongs to.

08. Ride The Dragon
Tomcat: This song was a tough one for me at first. It took quite a while until I fully understood it. But now I like it a lot! Pay attention to the drumming. The song drags me along and often doesn't allow me to catch a breath. That's how it should be.
Patrick: You had problems with it?! Jeez... a really fast song comes along and Tomcat "has got problems with it" ;-)
Rolf: Also one of my faves. It hits hard and a lot of stuff is happening. All topped with a catchy melody that will stay in your head for days.

09. Whiteout
Tomcat: Our album's doom track. Great contrast: doomy and darkly played and - talking about our standards here - and with a bright and shiny title. I really like the melody prior to the chorus.
Patrick: A lot of lyrics... I don't know how I should remember everything. But the song's really worth learning each and every word!
Rolf: Tony Iommi will call us for sure and congratulate me on the riffing. A riff just like in the good old Black Sabbath times, I love this song. The chorus is magical and mysterious and gloomy from the start until the end. I'm very proud of this one!

10. Back Alley Ruler
Patrick: Lyrically, this song is both such a cliché but also autobiographical, haha. Parts mentioned in it did actually happen (oddly enough only after I've joined GUN BARREL...), others stuff is a bit over to top and exaggerated. That's all I can say about it ;-)
Tomcat: With us your life becomes a huge cliché. Ha! This song's a typical GUN BARREL rock song for me. It makes me smile like crazy in an instant. Both the lyrics and music are full of positive vibes and joie de vivre. Well, that's how we are and nothing in the world could change it.
Rolf: Party!!!! We're where the party's at - party songs are our thing and this is another good example. It's going to be a blast to play this song live. Life is good!

11. Vultures Are Waiting
Tomcat: The unofficial epic final track of the album, where we do our outmost to make this song another great one. Starts brutal, will surprise you in the middle part, offers an epic c-part and ends as big as it has begun. A fantastic piece of music.
Patrick: Vocally, one of the most demanding songs on the record. You need to switch fast from screams to brutal vocals in order to sing a high pre-chorus until you can join the epic chorus. But it's all worth it - the song's a killer!
Rolf: Another track that makes me proud. And it always gives me the heebie-jeebies, when Patrick's singing the part with the prayer, it's amazing. Kneel down, listen to the song and rock!!!!

12. Rise Up To The Storm
Tomcat: The Canadian-tinted feel-good rock song from yours truly. "There ain’t no two ways about it." We let the album come to an end with positive vibes. Cheers... and now let's do it again...
Patrick: That's right. I hope you've pressed the repeat button, folks!
Rolf: Tomcat took the words right out of my mouth - enjoy and party with us!!!

"Damage Dancer" was mixed by Yenz Leonhardt (Iron Savior, Savage Circus, Stormwarrior) and mastered by Tommy Hansen (Helloween, Pretty Maids, TNT).

GUN BARREL's "Damage Dancer" will be released on March 21, 2014 via Massacre Records!

27.02.2014
GLORYFUL: Song Pre-listening + New Bassist

Good news, GLORYFUL's new album is set to be released in late April.

"Ocean Blade" was mixed by Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity, Asphyx, Motorjesus) at Unisound and mastered by Powerwolf's Charles Greywolf at Studio Greywolf.

Kris Verwimp is responsible for the cover artwork.

You can listen to the brand new song "Cradle Of Heroes" in its entirety here:

The band has now also introduced their new bassist!

Shortly before the recording of the upcoming album "Ocean Blade", former bassist Oliver Karasch decided to leave GLORYFUL.

Oliver stated:

"Due to personal reasons, I can't fulfill the role as bassist of Gloryful anymore. It was a great time and I will always cherish the memories of great shows and the best company anyone could imagine. This has been the best band I ever played in and I'm glad that a good replacement could be found, otherwise I wouldn't have left."

Daniel Perl about his new role as GLORYFUL's bassist:

"Working his artilleristic instrument, he had flattened the ground - besides his band members - for the infantristic sound to take over.
As this good man has taken a back seat, it was my call to enter the band. With great pleasure and honor I'm taking the task that has been Oliver's since the start of Gloryful. Locked and loaded and ready to rumble in the name of heavy metal, let the war begin!"

GLORYFUL's new album "Ocean Blade" will be released on April 25, 2014 via Massacre Records!

25.02.2014
GUN BARREL: Artwork + Song Pre-listening

Who's ready for GUN BARREL's new album?

The band has already revealed the album artwork and has now posted a brand new song!

Enjoy the album's title song "Damage Dancer" in its entirety here:

"Damage Dancer" was mixed by Yenz Leonhardt (Iron Savior, Savage Circus, Stormwarrior) and mastered by Tommy Hansen (Helloween, Pretty Maids, TNT).

Manfred Jasmund is responsible for the cover artwork of the album.

Rumor has it that there will be a track-by-track commentary available soon, so keep your eyes open!

GUN BARREL's "Damage Dancer" will be released on March 21, 2014 via Massacre Records!

25.02.2014
DARKANE: New Video Clip

DARKANE's long-awaited album "The Sinister Supremacy" was released in summer 2013 via Massacre Records.

The band has now published the official video clip for the third song off the record, "Mechanically Divine".

It was directed by Sinemax Produktion.

Watch the clip here:

DARKANE will support Soilwork on the second part of "The European Infinity Tour 2014" in March. Don't miss it!

25.02.2014
INFERNAL TENEBRA: New Video

INFERNAL TENEBRA have posted a brand new video clip!

The video's for the song "The Art of Survival" and was directed by Igor "Meister" Malečić (Meisterwerk Productions).

Enjoy it here:

The song's taken from the band's latest album "New Formed Revelations", which was released in December 2012 via Massacre Records.

25.02.2014
CRYSTAL TEARS: Album Teaser Trailer #2

CRYSTAL TEARS' new album "Hellmade" will be released next month!

The band has now published a new teaser trailer, presented by Lew Temple of The Walking Dead fame!

Enjoy it here:

Temple also appeared in Rob Zombie's horror films The Devil's Rejects & Halloween, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning and in episodes of NCIS: Los Angeles, Criminal Minds and Hawaii Five-0, just to name a few.

CRYSTAL TEARS' drummer Chrisafis comments:

"I'm a big fan of horror & action films and well... Lew has it all, he's one of my faves! I'm so very proud that he supports us!"

The first "Hellmade" teaser trailer, featuring Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal of Guns N' Roses, is available here:

The video clip for the song "Out Of The Shadows", taken from "Hellmade", is available here:

The band's upcoming record was produced by R. D. Liapakis and mixed & mastered by C. Schmid & R. D. Liapakis.

CRYSTAL TEARS' "Hellmade" is set to be released on March 28, 2014 via Massacre Records!

21.02.2014
February 21st Releases Out Now!

The brand new albums of HATRIOT, METAL INQUISITOR and SILENT OPERA are out now!

HATRIOT's "Dawn of The New Centurion", produced by Juan Urteaga, is also available as limited edition digipak with an exclusive bonus track as well as limited edition vinyl LP in gatefold sleeve (500 hand-numbered units).

Stream and buy it here:

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METAL INQUISITOR's "Ultima Ratio Regis", mixed and mastered by Olof Wikstrand, is also available as limited and numbered gatefold vinyl LP.

Stream and buy the album here:

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SILENT OPERA's "Reflections", recorded with Mobo, a.k.a. Frédéric Motte, at the Conkrete Studio in Bordeaux, France, is available for an attractive newcomer price.

Stream and buy the album here:

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19.02.2014
CIRCLE OF SILENCE: New Video

CIRCLE OF SILENCE proudly present their new video clip for the song "Nothing Shall Remain"!

The clip was directed by Matthias Bitsch (Greenframe) at the Apparat34 Kunst- und Kulturwerk in Heilbronn, Germany, and produced by the Popbüro Heilbronn-Franken.

Watch "Nothing Shall Remain" here:

The song's taken from CIRCLE OF SILENCE's latest album "The Rise Of Resistance", released in May 2013 via Massacre Records.

19.02.2014
MACBETH: New 'Stalingrad' Video

MACBETH have released the final video of the "Stalingrad trilogy"!

You can watch "Stalingrad - Das Kreuz" here:

The previous two videos, also directed by MACBETH's guitarist Ralf Klein, are available here:

The songs are taken from MACBETH's latest album "Wiedergänger", which was released in September 2012 via Massacre Records.

If you want to see the band live, here's your chance:

29.03.2014 DE Leipzig - Bandhaus Leipzig
03.05.2014 DE Zwickau - Klubhaus Sachsenring
07.06.2014 DE Hauptmannsgrün/Reichenbach - Chronical Moshers Open Air

The Chronical Moshers Open Air also features MACBETH's label mates Sinister, Illdisposed as well as TotenmonD.

19.02.2014
EDGEDOWN: Album Details

EDGEDOWN's debut album "Statues Fall" will be released in late April.

The band started to work on the album in early 2012 and entered the Dreamsound Studios in Munich, Germany, in summer 2012.

Jan Vacik and his team, Daniel Rehbein and Dejan Djukovic, took care of the recordings, the mix and the mastering.

You surely want to know what to expect from the band's debut album, don't you?

That's why the band has uploaded a short video including live and studio footage and  snippets from three songs that will be featured on the new album: "Statues Fall", "Live Together Or Die Alone" and "Flames"!

Enjoy it here:

EDGEDOWN have also revealed the identity of the special guest that's featured on "Statues Fall": Georg Neuhauser of Serenity!

Also, don't miss the band live:

22.02.2014 DE Freilassing - Schnabuletti
28.03.2014 AT Salzburg - Rockhouse
26.04.2014 DE Piding - Baamhakke

EDGEDOWN's debut album "Statues Fall" will be released on April 25, 2014 via Massacre Records!

19.02.2014
New Signing: CRYSTAL EYES

We're happy to announce the signing of Sweden's heavy metal quartet CRYSTAL EYES!

The story of CRYSTAL EYES began back in 1992, when Mikael Dahl and Niclas Karlsson formed the band to keep the legacy of heavy metal set in the 80's by bands like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden or Black Sabbath.
During the mid 90's, the band built a strong underground reputation with the release of 4 demo tapes.

The debut album "World Of Black And Silver" was released in 1999, followed by "In Silence They March" in 2000 both via CLM. Both albums received great reviews.

"Vengeance Descending" hit the stores in 2003, released on Heavy Fidelity, and led to CRYSTAL EYES playing at the Sweden Rock Festival in the same year. Mikael handed over the microphone to Daniel Heiman, who was featured as new vocalist on the band's 4th album "Confessions Of The Maker" (2005).

Also in 2005, CRYSTAL EYES returned to Sweden Rock as opening act. This gig was the only one with Daniel on vocals, who was then replaced by Søren Nico Adamsen in late 2005.

The two following albums "Dead City Dreaming" (2006) and "Chained" (2008) were both mixed by Fredrik Nordström, with whom the band once again worked on the upcoming album.

Søren Nico Adamsen left the band in 2009 and Mikael took over the microphone again.

CRYSTAL EYES celebrated the band's 20th anniversary in 2012 with special gigs including former band members and songs from every record.
In the past decades, CRYSTAL EYES also supported bands like Blind Guardian, Yngwie Malmsteen and Candlemass.

CRYSTAL EYES' new album "Killer" is set to be released later this year via Massacre Records!

Line-up

Mikael Dahl - Vocals, Guitar
Niclas Karlsson - Guitar
Claes Wikander - Bass
Stefan Svantesson - Drums

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17.02.2014
MADNESS OF THE NIGHT: New Video Clips

MADNESS OF THE NIGHT's debut album "The Asgarda" was released in November 2013 via Massacre Records.

The band has now posted two video clips for songs off the album!

Watch "Theatre Of Life" and "She Is The Demon" here:

Both clips were directed by Abir Blackshadow and edited by Daniel Dante.

If you haven't yet, get your copy of "The Asgarda" here:

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17.02.2014
MESSENGER: 'The Spectre' Video Clip

MESSENGER were shooting the band's first official video clip about two months ago.

Now they've proudly presented the result!

Enjoy "The Spectre" here:

The song's off MESSENGER's latest album "Starwolf - Pt. I: The Messengers", which was released in September 2013 via Massacre Records!

The album received great reviews worldwide. Here are a few examples:

"The 13 tracks are melodic, have a hymn-like character and are innovative." - Markus Wosgien, EMP (DE)

"This is heavy metal." - Anders Edkahl, Battle Helm

"I bet that true metal fans will love »Starwolf«. Can't wait to listen to the second part!" -  Walter Scheurer, Underground Empire (DE)

"An album most power metal mongers will return to frequently." - Matt Coe, Imhotep (NO)  

"The album's got a great concept and is well produced. The best part is, that the energetic song stays with you for a long while." - HardHarderHeavy (DE)

"STARWOLF will be Messengers breakout album and get them the attention and respect they deserve." - Josh Wood, Metal Rules (CA)

Listen to and get your copy of "Starwolf - Pt. I: The Messengers" here:

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17.02.2014
February 21st Releases: Album Snippets + Pre-order

Only a few days to go until HATRIOT, METAL INQUISITOR and SILENT OPERA will release their new albums!

You can now listen to song snippets from each album at our MP3 Store or in the widgets below!

HATRIOT's "Dawn of The New Centurion" was produced by Juan Urteaga, the artwork was created by Mark DeVito.
It will be also available as limited edition digipak with an exclusive bonus track as well as limited edition vinyl LP in gatefold sleeve (500 hand-numbered units).
Listen to the song "The Fear Within" in its entirety here:

Pre-order your copy here:

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METAL INQUISITOR's "Ultima Ratio Regis" was mixed and mastered by Olof Wikstrand. The artwork's created by Dimitar Nikolov.
The album's also available as limited and numbered gatefold vinyl LP.
The song "Confession Saves Blood" is available for streaming in its entirety here:

Pre-order your copy here:

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SILENT OPERA's "Reflections" was recorded with Mobo, a.k.a. Frédéric Motte, at the Conkrete Studio in Bordeaux, France. Anaïs Galiana (Barbariskunst) is responsible for the artwork.
The album will be available for an attractive newcomer price.
Enjoy the video clips for "Dawn Of The Fool" and "Fight Or Drift" here:

Pre-order your copy here:

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The new albums by HATRIOT, METAL INQUISITOR and SILENT OPERA will be released on February 21, 2014 via Massacre Records!

 
ALBUM TIPP


METAL INQUISITOR
Ultima Ratio Regis


The new and 4th album by the Northern German clasic metal heroes METAL INQUISITOR
Also available as limited and numbered gatefold vinyl LP (500 copies)!
Mix and mastering by Olof Wikstrand (Enforcer)
Old school heavy metal band with Iron Maiden-Steel plus NWOBHM and U.S. Metal touch!
Cover Artwork by Dimitar Nikolov

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