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.
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VENDETTA's new album "The 5th" will be released on February 24, 2017 via Massacre Records.
The German thrash metal outfit now released the album's tracklisting, which looks like this:
2. Let 'er Rip
3. Deadly Sin
4. Agency Of Liberty
5. The Search
6. The Prophecy
7. Shame On You
8. Religion Is A Killer
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.
ELM STREET: AU + UK Tour
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AETERNITAS: Acoustic Video
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.
New Signing: BITTERFELDT
Have you ever wondered how your inner demons sound like? BITTERFELDT gives them a voice!
The band was formed in 2012 by EverEve frontman Micha (vocals, keys, music & lyrics) and his long-term friend Sascha (ex-GAU; guitars, didgeridoo).
Along with Matze (ex-Crematory, Shit for Brains; guitars), Oliver (EverEve; bass) and Christian Bass (Heaven Shall Burn etc.; drums), as well as the sound artists Sascha Dürk and André Höche, BITTERFELDT recorded their debut album "Götzen.Dämmerung", which will see the light of day on March 24, 2017 via Massacre Records.
Claustrophobic sound cascades and dark feelings full of anxiety and trepidation are a vital part of the musical and textual concept of the upcoming album. It's the soundtrack of the apocalypse. Epic, intensive, abyssal...
Danish symphonic metal outfit AKOMA recently signed with Massacre Records, and announced the upcoming release of their debut "Revangels".
Now they revealed the cover artwork, which was created by Stefan Heilemann! Guitarist Morten comments: "Heile did an amazing job with this artwork - I've never had that 'wow!' experience before, until I saw this artwork for the first time! I really think that his art matches our music perfectly!"
Furthermore, AKOMA released the official video for the album's title track - with a special appearance by the wonderful Liv Kristine, who's Tanya's duet partner in this song.
Enjoy the video here:
Vocalist Tanya states: "We're really excited to finally share our new music with all of you! We have worked very hard on this album, and we really feel that we have created something special, and nothing is better than to finally share it with all of you!"
AKOMA's debut album "Revangels" will be released on January 13, 2017 via MASSACRE RECORDS and was produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Alexander Krull at Mastersound Studios.
GLORYFUL: EU Tour
Buckle up, European GLORYFUL fans - the band's going on tour in February 2017!
They were announced as very special guest for Almanac's upcoming European tour with Lichtgestalt.
Here are all confirmed dates:
04.02.2017 SK Banská Bystrica - Urban Spot
05.02.2017 SK Bratislava - Randal Club
06.02.2017 DE Munich - Backstage
07.02.2016 HU Budapest - Barba Negra
08.02.2017 SI Ljubljana - Gala Hala
09.02.2017 CZ Prague - Nová Chmelnice
10.02.2017 DE Cottbus - Glad-House
11.02.2017 DE Berlin - Badehaus
12.02.2017 DE Flensburg - Roxy
13.02.2017 DE Nuremberg - Hirsch
14.02.2017 DE Frankfurt - Nachtleben
15.02.2017 DE Essen - Turock
16.02.2017 DE Siegburg - Kubana
17.02.2017 DE Rheine - Hypothalamus
18.02.2017 NL Arnhem - Willemeen
GLORYFUL's latest album "End Of The Night" is out now.
New Signing: BORN AGAIN
Welcome to the Massacre Records family, BORN AGAIN!
The band from France was formed this year and consists of vocalist Thierry, guitarist Chris, bassist Christopher and drummer Pich.
You can look forward to heavy, melodic and powerful metal with raw and aggressive vocals - influenced by bands such as Black Sabbath, Judas Priest or Thin Lizzy.
BORN AGAIN's debut album "Strike With Power" is expected to be released in mid-February 2017 on Massacre Records.
Good news, MYSTIC PROPHECY’s debut album "Vengeance" will be re-released early next year, remastered with additional bonus tracks and as limited edition digipak!
The tracklisting looks like this:
1. 1454 - The Beginning
2. Sky's Burning
3. Damnation And Darkness
4. Welcome (In The Damned Circle)
5. Dark Side Of The Moon
6. River Of Hate
7. In The Mirror
8. In The Distance
9. When Shadows Fall
10. Fallen Angel
11. Evil Empires - Live 2007 (Digipak Bonus)
12. Masters Of Sin - Live 2007 (Digipak Bonus)
The album was produced, mixed and mastered by R.D. Liapakis at the Music Factory/Prophecy Studios. The cover artwork was originally created by Mario Le Mole, now Jan Yrlund (Darkgrove Design) slightly reworked it for the re-release.
The re-release of MYSTIC PROPHECY’s debut album "Vengeance" is set to be released on January 13, 2017 via Massacre Records.
VICTORIUS: Lyric Video
Having already released the artwork and tracklisting of the upcoming album "Heart Of The Phoenix", VICTORUS now presents the lyric video for the brand new song "Empire Of The Dragonking"!
Enjoy it here:
The band’s 4th studio album was produced & mixed by Lars Rettkowitz at KR Music and mastered by R.D. Liapakis at Music Factory/Prophecy Studios. Stan W Decker is responsible for the cover artwork.
VICTORIUS' new album "Heart Of The Phoenix" will be released on January 13, 2017 via Massacre Records.
CRYSTAL BALL: Video
CRYSTAL BALL just released a new video for a song off their latest chart-busting album "Déjà-Voodoo" - enjoy "Never A Guarantee" here:
The video was directed by Stefan Kaufmann.
CRYSTAL BALL is currently supporting Shakra on selected dates of their "High Noon Tour 2016".
Pre-order Links: November Releases
FEANOR, MY DARKEST HATE and THY SHADE will all release a new album on November 25th - here are a few selected links, where you can pre-order the albums:
STORMAGE are now part of the Massacre Records family, and will release a new album called "Dead Of Night" in March 2017!
STORMAGE rose from the ashes of the metal outfit Anthem in 2003, and released its debut album "Balance Of Power" two years later, which received fantastic reviews, just like the follow-up "Sudden Awakening" (2007).
The band has already played numerous live shows, for example with bands like Sabaton, Powerwolf, Sacred Steel, Cripper or Eisregen, and also appeared at various music festivals!
It got a bit quiet around the band starting in 2010, since all band members focussed on other projects without forgetting about STORMAGE, though.
Now, 6 years later, the band entered the Hardland Studios once again to record their upcoming album "Dead Of Night", due in March 2017 on Massacre Records!
STORMAGE combines traditional melodic heavy metal with modern influences, thus creating the band's own, fresh sound!
BORNHOLM's upcoming album "Primaeval Pantheons" was mixed by Viktor "Max" Scheer and mastered by Paul Ericksen. Péter Sallai (Mortpaingraphics) has created the cover artwork.
It will be released on December 2, 2016 via Massacre Records.
New Signing: AKOMA
Denmark's leading symphonic metal outfit AKOMA recently signed with Massacre Records and will release its debut album "Revangels" on January 13, 2017!
AKOMA is around since 2004, and was formed by vocalist Tanya Bell and guitarist Morten Bell. They already released a promo CD (2007) as well as two EPs (2006, 2012), which were well received.
With the new album, AKOMA wants to show their fans a new side of the band while staying true to their signature sound.
From atmospheric sounds and soprano vocals to epic battle horns and heavy guitar riffs, "Revangels" has it all!
Keep your eyes open for further album details, which will be released soon!
AKOMA are vocalist Tanya Bell, guitarist Morten Bell, guitarist Andreas Pedersen, bassist Stefan Nielsen and drummer Rune Frisch.
The Hungarian occult/pagan black metal outfit just released a lyric video, an album teaser as well as the complete tracklisting of their upcoming album "Primaeval Pantheons"!
The stunning lyric video for "March Of Saturn" is available here:
The complete tracklisting looks like this:
1. Eye Of Knowledge
3. Runes Of Power
5. March Of Saturn
6. Iron Crown
7. Seventh Reign
9. Imperium (Divus Rex)
The previously mentioned short album teaser is available here:
"Primaeval Pantheons" will be released on December 2, 2016 via Massacre Records, and is already available for physical and digital pre-order.
It was mixed by Viktor "Max" Scheer at Pannonia Studio and mastered by Paul Ericksen at Paul Ericksen Recordings. Péter Sallai (Mortpaingraphics) has created the cover artwork.
THY SHADE: Video
Only a few weeks to go until THY SHADE's debut album "The Last Goodbye" will be released!
The symphonic metal outfit now revealed the official video for the new song "Adagio", which was directed by Chui Loo.
Enjoy it here:
THY SHADE's debut "The Last Goodbye" is set to be released on November 25th via Massacre Records, features an artwork by Alex Stoddard and was mixed & mastered by Mane Cabrales.
The album is already available for pre-order, both digitally and physically.
MACBETH: Lyric Video
MACBETH released the lyric video for the song "Soweit Die Füsse Tragen", which is featured on the band's latest album "Imperium".
You can watch it here:
MACBETH has also been confirmed for Germany's Metal Frenzy open air in late June/early July 2017, along with their Massacre Records label mates Victorius.
EWIGHEIM are going on tour through Germany in January/February 2017, in support of their latest masterpiece "Schlaflieder"!
They'll be joined by special guests The Fright, The Other and Eisregen, who will join them on selected dates individually:
Auf Abwegen Tour 2017
presented by Kindergarten Live, Legacy & metal.de
Jan. 20 DE Nuremberg - Der Cult * (Tickets)
Jan. 27 DE Erfurt - From Hell * (Tickets)
Feb. 03 DE Hamburg - headCRASH *** (Tickets)
Feb. 04 DE Berlin - Nuke Club * (Tickets)
Feb. 10 DE Wuppertal - Underground ** (Tickets)
Feb. 11 DE Munich - Backstage * (Tickets)
Feb. 24 DE Kaiserslautern - Kammgarn ** (Tickets)
* w/ special guest The Fright
** w/ special guest The Other
*** w/ special guest Eisregen (full headliner show)
EWIGHEIM's new album "Schlaflieder" is out now on Massacre Records.
FEANOR: Track List
The multinational true metal warriors FEANOR will release their new album "We Are Heavy Metal" late next month!
The impressive list of guests on the album includes Tony Martin, Ross The Boss, David Shankle, Ron Hendrix, Fritz Greenawalt and Nico Jordain.
The tracklisting of the album looks like this:
1. We Are Heavy Metal
2. Ëol The Dark
3. Ëarendil The Sailor
4. The Discipline Of Steel
5. Water Gardens
6. Dagor Nuin Giliath
7. White And Blue
8. Crying Games
9. The Visitors
10. In The Darkness
11. The Scribe
12. The Epic Of Gilgamesh Pt.1 (The Quest For Glory)
Enjoy the official video clip for the album's title track HERE
FEANOR's new album "We Are Heavy Metal" will be released on November 25, 2016 via Massacre Records.
GLORYFUL's new album "End Of The Night" is out for a while now. The band already posted two official video clips, and now they present you the third one for the album's title track.
"We hit you pretty hard with our two previous videos of 'Hail To The King' and 'This Means War', we thought we'd try to slow things down a notch for the third video we now present to you: 'End Of The Night'!
Get that campfire going, grab a big can of grog and relax to the tune of our bard Johnny who will tell us more about the dwellings of McGuerkin and his plans for vengeance. Enjoy the awesome Zagan Detty Scherner of Black Messiah on violin!"
The video was once again produced by Jaegerrot Movie Production.
Enjoy it here:
MIRACLE FLAIR: Album Out Now!
MIRACLE FLAIR's new album "Angels Cast Shadows" is out now!
VICTORIUS are going to release their new album "Heart Of The Phoenix" early next year via Massacre Records!
The band now revealed the tracklisting of their 4th studio album, which was produced & mixed by Lars Rettkowitz at KR Music and mastered by R.D. Liapakis at Music Factory/Prophecy Studios:
01. Shadow Warriors
03. End Of The Rainbow
04. Die By My Sword
05. Sons Of Orion
06. Heart Of The Phoenix
07. Empire Of The Dragonking
08. Hammer Of Justice
09. Beyond The Iron Sky
11. A Million Lightyears
The artwork's been created by Stan W Decker, who already worked with bands like Masterplan or Magic Kingdom.
Guitarist and songwriter Dirk about the artwork:
"Our aim was to create an artwork that perfectly reflects the music on the album. Uncompromising power metal - uncompromising power metal artwork! We've recruited none other than Stan W Decker to realize our vision of a bad-ass phoenix with strong and brilliant colors, and he delivered! In our opinion, he is currently the best designer you could ask for regarding metal-related artworks.
Personally, I hate all these new, modern cover artworks that don't seem to have any meaning whatsoever. That's why we're so happy with Stan's work: Everyone who sees our cover artwork, immediately gets an idea of what to expect from the songs that are featured on the album!"
VICTORIUS' new album "Heart Of The Phoenix" will be released on January 13, 2017 via Massacre Records!
GOATFUNERAL: The Complete Works
GOATFUNERAL are going to release their complete works on "Luzifer spricht... 10 years in the name of the goat" in early December, to celebrate the band's 10th anniversary!
It will be available as 2CD, limited edition 2CD digipak & limited vinyl LP (limited to 150 units each on white as well as black vinyl) and will feature 16 songs in total:
CD 1 / LP 1
1. bastion lucifer
2. why I hate the fruit
3. slaves of the frostbitten moon
4. continuous fire
5. the song of the dying ones
7. church of genosuicide
8. scars of a nation
CD 2 / LP 2
2. dyp ned i en kald kammer
3. inside corpse hill
5. goatfuneral says: fuck you pleace!
6. black earth
7. my woods-their graves
8. Luzifer spricht
Most people have already figured out who's behind GOATFUNERAL's Isaac Goate and Von Blutsteyn: none other than Yantit and Blutkehle M.Roth of Eisregen!
GOATFUNERAL also have some warm words for all the sceptics out there:
"GOATFUNERAL plays black metal! Everyone who thinks that this isn't possible considering our backstory with Eisregen can PLEASE go fuck himself!"
GOATFUNERAL's "Luzifer spricht... 10 years in the name of the goat" will be released on December 2, 2016 via Massacre Records.
THY SHADE: Track List
Symphonic metal outfit THY SHADE's going to release their debut "The Last Goodbye" on November 25, 2016 via Massacre Records!
The album includes 8 original songs as well as 3 cover songs: "Adagio" by Tomaso Albinoni, "Oh Divine Redeemer" by Charles Gounod and "Inneggiamo" by Pietro Mascagni.
THY SHADE now revealed the tracklisting, which reads as follows:
3. The Last Goodbye
6. Final Chapter
7. O Divine Redeemer
8. Dies Irae
9. Bring The Light Back
11. Pie Jesu
"The Last Goodbye" was produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Mane Cabrales at Virtual Studio, and features guest appearances by Alex Sierra, Eloy F and David Quicho of Dimension.
Alex Stoddard is responsible for the album's artwork.
HATESPHERE: EU Tour Tickets
Just a friendly reminder that HATESPHERE's "New Hell Is Here" European tour 2016 w/ Deep In Hate and Kause 4 Konflikt kicks off next Sunday!
BROKEN FATE are excited to announce that they're going to support one of their biggest idols, Anvil, on select dates of Anvil's "Anvil Is Anvil European Tour 2016" this November, along with Rezet!
Here are the confirmed dates:
04.11.2016 NO Sandnes - Tribute
05.11.2016 NO Fosser - Oak Metal Club
06.11.2016 SE Stockholm - Debaser Strand
07.11.2016 SE Göteborg - Musikens Hus
08.11.2016 DK Kolding - Godset
10.11.2016 NL Amstelveen - P60
11.11.2016 DE Bochum - Rockpalast
BROKEN FATE also released two new videos for songs off their debut album "The Bridge Between" some time ago.
Watch the videos for "Layla" and "Jayden James" on the band's YouTube channel » https://www.youtube.com/Broken6fate
MIRACLE FLAIR: Track List
Only a few weeks to go until MIRACLE FLAIR's new album "Angels Cast Shadows" will be released!
The band has now revealed the album's track list:
1. Angels Cast Shadows
2. Embracing The End
4. The Unfulfilled
5. Blessing And A Curse
6. I Am Your Truth
7. Soul Witness
8. Challenge My Faith
9. The Whole
10. Still Remaining Part
11. Worth The Fight
12. Great Spirit
13. I Am Your Truth - Acoustic
"Angels Cast Shadows" was mixed by Tommy Vetterli at New Sound Studio, and mastered by Dan Suter at Echochamber. The artwork's been created by Colin Marks.
The album's title song is available for streaming in its entirety HERE.
MIRACLE FLAIR's new album "Angels Cast Shadows" will be released on October 21st via Massacre Records.
BLOODLOST: New Video
Swiss thrash metal outfit BLOODLOST recently released the official video for the song "Hammer On Your Face", off their latest album "Evil Origins".
Watch it here:
Late last month, BLOODLOST also announced the departure of guitarist Norgrim. There won't be a replacement, the band will continue as a trio.
HATESPHERE: EU Tour Update
HATESPHERE's "New Hell Is Here" European tour is going to kick off next month!
The crown princes of Scandinavian thrash metal now announced that the gig in France on November 4th has been moved to a different location.
It's now going to take place at the L'Empreinte in Savigny Le Temple!
All other tour dates remain unchanged.
"New Hell Is Here" European Tour 2016 - w/ Deep In Hate, Kause 4 Konflikt
(Date Format: DD.MM.YYYY)
23.10.2016 DE Berlin - Nuke Club
24.10.2016 DE Munich - Backstage
25.10.2016 DE Siegen - Vortex
26.10.2016 DE Frankfurt - Zoom
27.10.2016 DE Osnabrück - Bastard Club
28.10.2016 DE Oberhausen - Resonanzwerk
29.10.2016 FR Épinal - La Souris Verte
30.10.2016 BE Liège - L'Escalier
31.10.2016 FR St. Marcel/Metz - Jail House Club
02.11.2016 FR Nantes - Le Ferrailleur
03.11.2016 UK London - The Underworld Camden
04.11.2016 FR Savigny Le Temple - L'Empreinte
05.11.2016 NL Leiden - Gebr. De Nobel
MY DARKEST HATE: Album Details
MY DARKEST HATE's upcoming album "Anger Temple" will be released in less than 2 months!
The German death metal outfit now revealed first details about the new record:
"Anger Temple" was produced by the band as well as Alexander Schoffer at Royal Ace Sounds in Stuttgart, Germany. Alexander Schoffer also took care of the album's mix and mastering.
Slovenian artist Hans Trasid of Dis-[Art] Design has created the album artwork.
The band has the following to say about their upcoming album:
"The album sounds like a perfect cross-section of our previous works and will please every fan! No compromises, no experiments! The album title refers to everyone's inner struggle; the temple is the human body in which anger, hate and disappointment manifest themselves."
MY DARKEST HATE's new album "Anger Temple" will be released on November 25, 2016 via Massacre Records.
EWIGHEIM: Song Premiere
EWIGHEIM already released the artwork and tracklisting of their upcoming album, which will also be available as limited edition digipak with bonus tracks. Now you can listen to a brand new song too!
Head over to the website of the German Metal Hammer magazine and enjoy "Einmal Noch":
EWIGHEIM's new album "Schlaflieder" was produced, mixed and mastered by Markus Stock at Klangschmiede Studio E, and will be released on October 21, 2016 via Massacre Records.
New Signing: BORNHOLM
Occult/pagan black metal quartet BORNHOLM is now part of the Massacre Records family, and will release a new album this winter!
The band's around since 2000 and has already released 3 full-length albums as well as several EPs.
You might have already seen the band live as part of the so-called Paganfest tour in 2013 or at Germany's Beastival (now Out & Loud Festival), Denmark's Copenhell or on tour with bands like Skyforger or Thyrfing and Skogen.
After a few line-up changes, BORNHOLM now features vocalist/guitarist Sahsnot, guitarist Attila, drummer D and bassist Carrion (ex-Tormentor).
The band's upcoming album is called "Primaeval Pantheons" and will be released on December 2, 2016 via Massacre Records!
DARKWELL: Album Out Now
DARKWELL's new album "Moloch" is out now! Listen to and get your copy here:
The line-up of GUN BARREL underwent a few changes recently. Following the departure of vocalist Patrick Sühl last month, Thomale Nathan stepped into his shoes.
Now the dirty metal rock 'n' roll outfit has welcomed another new band member: Guitarist Heiwi Esser!
The band stated:
"Heiwi 'Doc' Esser has joined our ranks on guitar! The composer and guitarist of Substyle, Shanai and Nathan/Esser will add yet another facet to Gun Barrel! His classic rock attitude matches us perfectly! Heiwi is an experienced musician and producer both in the studio and on stages worldwide, having supported bands like Slayer, Motörhead or In Extremo in the past."
GUN BARREL's line-up now consists of vocalist Thomale Nathan, guitarist Rolf Tanzius, guitarist Heiwi Esser, bassist Tomcat Kintgen and drummer Toni Pinciroli.
CRYSTAL BALL: Chart Entry
Congratulations are in order for CRYSTAL BALL who have entered the Swiss albums chart at #31 with their new album "Déjà-Voodoo"!
This is the 5th chart entry overall for the Swiss melodic metal outfit, and also the highest chart entry ever!
CRYSTAL BALL's new album "Déjà-Voodoo" is out now, and will officially be released in the United States on October 7, 2016.
AETERNITAS: Lyric Video
The symphonic metal outfit AETERNITAS already released the artwork and the tracklisting of their upcoming album "House Of Usher".
Now they've also revealed the lyric video for the brand new song "Madeline", which you can enjoy here:
AETERNITAS' new album was produced, recorded and mixed by Alexander Hunzinger, and mastered by Götz Kretschmann. Henning Basse produced the vocals.
The artwork's been created by Kurt Wörsdorfer (a.k.a. Headcrime Artwork).
AETERNITAS' new album "House Of Usher" is available for pre-order and will be released on October 21, 2016 via Massacre Records.
HEAVENWOOD: New Song
Portuguese occult emotive metal outfit HEAVENWOOD has released a new video for the track "The Empress", taken from their latest album "The Tarot Of The Bohemians - Part 1"!
Watch it here:
Footage for the video was shot by Addicted PR at the band's record release shows in Porto and Lisbon a few months ago.
MIRACLE FLAIR: New Song
MIRACLE FLAIR recently signed with Massacre Records, and announced the new album "Angels Cast Shadows".
You can now listen to the album's title track in its entirety here:
The band's upcoming studio album was produced by the band and Tommy Vetterli, who also took care of the album's mix. Dan Suter is responsible for the mastering.
The cover artwork has been created by Colin Marks.
"Angels Cast Shadows" - out on October 21st via Massacre Records - is the band's second album and leads MIRACLE FLAIR into a new musical direction!
New Signing: THE END A.D.
THE END A.D., formed back in the fall of 2014, has members from some of the filthiest Philly bands ever to plague the city of brotherly love since the mid 80's:
The guitarists John Plumley (Anvil Bitch, Dominance) and Paul Juestrich (Deadspot, Rupert Speed), bassist Dave Carr (Anvil Bitch, Dominance), drummer Lorin Savadove (Shotgun Wedding, Power Theory), and vocalist Otto Luck (The She-Males).
The band already released a well-received s/t EP back in April, and is now ready to enter the studio this fall to record their yet untitled debut album!
THE END A.D. comments:
"We are is super excited to be working with Massacre Records and can’t wait to share our new music when we hit the road again!"
CRYSTAL BALL: Album Out Now
CRYSTAL BALL's new album "Déjà-Voodoo" is out now!
The German symphonic metal outfit AETERNITAS has revealed further details about their upcoming album.
"House Of Usher" is a concept abum, based on the famous short story "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe.
It was produced, recorded and mixed by Alexander Hunzinger at Serpina Studio, and mastered by Götz Kretschmann at Wonderlandstudio. Henning Basse produced the vocals at Vocalbase.
The artwork's been created by Kurt Wörsdorfer (a.k.a. Headcrime Artwork).
The album includes the following tracks:
1. Le Coeur
2. House Of Usher
3. The Prophecy
7. Forbidden Love
8. The Haunted Palace
10. Buried Alive
11. Can You Hear The Demons
12. The Fall
13. Falling Star
14. Open Your Eyes
You can look forward to modern symphonic metal with complex orchestral arrangements and groovy rock parts, all held together by the strong & catchy voices of Alma Mathar and Oliver Bandmann.
AETERNITAS' new album "House Of Usher" is already available for pre-order, and will be released on October 21, 2016 via Massacre Records.
GLORYFUL's new album "End Of The Night" was released last Friday.
The band has now posted another video for a song off their latest record.
Enjoy the official "Hail To The King" video here:
New Signing: MIDNIGHT RIDER
Good news! The German classic heavy metal outfit MIDNIGHT RIDER will release their long-awaited debut album "Manifestation" this winter via Massacre Records!
The band was formed 12 years ago, and released a self-titled EP in 2008.
They quickly became a well noticed band in the underground scene worldwide.
But now it's time to rise from the underground - and MIDNIGHT RIDER will do this with a brand new line-up, consisting of vocalist Wayne, guitarist Blumi, bassist Cliff and drummer Tim!
HATESPHERE: Tour In China
Chinese HATESPHERE fans are in for a treat!
The crown princes of Scandinavian thrash metal have just announced a couple of live dates:
"In association with Schecter Guitars and Holiday Music we are stoked to announce HateSphere's return to amazing China. We simply can't wait to share our metal joy with our Chinese friends once again!"
The release of DARKWELL's new album "Moloch" is less than a month away!
The Austrian gothic rock/metal outfit teamed up with Felix Gorbach and Hanno Mayer of BlueBox Media, and shot a video for the new song "Yoshiwara".
Bassist Roland Wurzner comments: "Dystopias as shown in Orwell's '1984' or Fritz Lang's 'Metropolis' have become more and more important these days, which also inspired our lyrics. The bigotry, as named and shamed in 'Metropolis', has found its way into today's society, but in a different way. The song 'Yoshiwara' is pretty much about this issue."
The video is also a homage to the Viennese director Fritz Lang.
The video exclusively now premiered on Stormbringer.at - CLICK HERE
DARKWELL's new album "Moloch" will be released on September 23rd via Massacre Records.
New Signing: WARPATH
Worship the thrash and groove gods, WARPATH are working on a new album!
The quintet - hailing from Hamburg, Germany - definitely aren't newcomers anymore, 'cause they're already around since 1991! They quickly released a demo, followed by the debut "When War Begins..." in the summer of 1992. Meanwhile, the band can look back on 4 full-length releases.
They have played numerous club and festivals shows all around Europe in the past and present. Besides gigs and tours with bands like Holy Moses, Gorefest, Forbidden, Sodom or Endstille, WARPATH also graced the billing of music festivals like Germany's Headbangers Open Air, Metal Bash or this year's Bang Your Head!!! Open Air.
They went on hiatus at some point, but in the end they reunited again.
WARPATH has a new line-up since last year: Vocalist Dirk "Dicker" Weiß is joined by drummer Norman Rieck, bassist Sören Meyer and guitarist Flint Razorhead.
The band hasn't been lazy these days either! They teamed up with producer and ex-WARPATH guitarist Schrödey and already recorded new songs at the Absurd Studio in Hamburg, Germany.
WARPATH also recently signed a record deal with Massacre Records, where the new album will be released in early 2017!
AETERNITAS House of Usher
The new and 4th full-length studio album by the German symphonic metal band AETERNITAS
Vocals produced by Henning Basse (Firewind, ex-Metalium)
Successful German tour with their last album "Rappacinis Tochter" with over 50 shows