KING DIAMOND , the iconic classic metal power horror vocalist, has big news.
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British heavy metal icons Diamond Head released a lyric video for their song “The Sleeper” on August 8.
“The Sleeper” is the fourth single off of the band’s latest album The Coffin Train, which came out in May via Silver Lining Music.
Of the track, vocalist Rasmus Bom Andersens comments, “It’s such a big sounding track that it almost takes you on a cinematic journey. ‘The Sleeper’ is a follow up to ‘Silence’ off the last record. We had fans who loved the orchestral elements and I wanted to give them some more. It was inspired by a favorite Sci-fi movie from my childhood.”
Adds guitarist Brian Tatler, “Starting life in 2016 with the main riff, I decided to demo it and see if I could make it into a song. With a bit of work this grew into a powerful monster with Ras’ lyrics inspired by the 1984 film Dune. It’s very moody and dynamic with brilliant orchestration.”
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Portland, Oregon crossover legends Toxic Holocaust are preparing to release their latest full-length Primal Future: 2019 via Entertainment One on October 4.
Joel Grind had this to say about the new album:
“When I started the band in 1999, I never imagined I’d still be doing it in 2019. It’s been a long time coming but the new album is finally ready and it’s sort of a culmination of my past twenty years of doing this band. Most notably, I decided to go back to my roots and record this entire album by myself and play all of the instruments like I did in the early days. It was a lot of fun and nostalgic and at the same time exciting to be able to apply everything I’ve learned over the years. ‘Chemical Warlords’ opens the album and sets the tone for the rest of the record. My vision for this album was sort of a cyberpunk dystopian future. Enjoy!”
Philadelphia stoner metallers High Reeper have announced a fall east coast tour. The tour will be in support of the band’s newest full-length Higher Reeper.
Higher Reeper is out now via Heavy Psych Sounds.
The week-long trek will launch on September 20 in Northampton, MA and run through September 26 in Holbrook, NY.
You can stream Higher ReeperDecibel over at .
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Minneapolis, MN black metal collective, FALSE announce a European tour alongside England’s black metal powerhouse, DAWN RAY’D (Prosthetic Records). The tour, which begins on the 7th of November in Kiel, Germany marks the bands first appearance in Europe.
Following the massive and internationally acclaimed, full-length release of Portent (Gilead Media, July 12, 2019), rising stars FALSE are poised to deliver their monumental new album worldwide.
About the tour, FALSE commented, “We have been looking forward to touring Europe for a long time now. We can’t wait to meet new folks and hear more emotive and unique music from a place full of enchantment. We are also very excited to share the stage with our rad friends in Dawn Ray’d”.
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ALLEGAEON will kick off their Apoptosis Tour Pt. II US headlining tour this fall. Set to run from October 15th through November 5th, the trek features support from Inferi and Paladin.
Comments the band, “We’re very excited to announce the second leg of headlining shows in support of our new album, Apoptosis. This will be the first extensive tour we have done since release and we couldn’t be happier to be joined by our friends in Inferi and Paladin for the ride. Check out the dates below – we hope to see you all very soon!”
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This news speaks for itself. Or should I say banshee shrieks? Joey Vera on bass for this is going to be so devil damn awesome! Ahhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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NEVER BREAK THE OATH @mercyfulfatecoven will be playing an unspecified number of concerts throughout Europe during the summer of 2020, including @copenhell . It will be the “9” lineup, featuring: Hank Shermann – Guitar. King Diamond – Vocals. Bjarne T Holm – Drums. Mike Wead – Guitar. with Joey Vera on the bass while Timi Hansen is away. We asked Joey Vera (Armored Saint, Fates Warning) to fill in because he has a very unique style and sound playing with his fingers, much like that of Timi Hansen. This is very important, since the set list will only consist of songs from the very first “mini LP”, the “Melissa” album, and the “Don’t Break The Oath” album, plus some brand new songs written specifically in that very same style. This will very much be Mercyful Fate as we were in the very beginning, except for a brand new major stage production. See you at the Ruined Bridge. Stay Heavy…
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CANNABIS CORPSE continue to seed many realms with their poisonous power point program on potent pot death metal. Left Hand Pass remains the best gag title for a metal weed album basically ever and, yeah, all is good across the land. Well, that’s not true. The world is a mess. Thankfully we have some monstrous riffs and smoldering infernos to inhale. The band have some big news on the horizon but first catch them on this short little run starting tonight in
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Pinnacle Music Group are absolutely thrilled to announce that the legendary guitar virtuoso MARTY FRIEDMAN will be returning to Australia, for the first time with his full “Super Band” across four VERY intimate venues.
With a career of over thirty years with some of the world’s biggest heavy metal acts on top of an absolutely monumental solo career, Marty Friedman is a household name for guitarists across the world, and Australian fans get the chance to see the legendary shredder himself tear it up onstage in four incredibly intimate venues, giving fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Friedman’s guitar wizardry closer than ever before.
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German deathcore metallers Mental Cruelty have released a guitar play through for their song “God Hunt.”
“God Hunt” is off of the band’s Unique Leader debut Inferis.
Mental Cruelty will be a part of the Bloodletting North America Tour in September and October with Disentomb, Visceral Disgorge, Signs of the Swarm, Organectomy, and Continuum.
Check out tour dates and the guitar play through for “God Hunt” here.
Swedish rockers Ghost released a lyric video for their song “Faith” earlier this week.
Ghost’s “Ultimate Tour Named Death” North American headline arena tour starts on September 13 in Bakersfield, CA and will see an expanded theatrical production, a striking stage set resembling a medieval cathedral with a backdrop of illuminated stained-glass windows. In addition to rich costumes, special effects, and a spectacular light show tailor-made for arenas, the Cardinal, the Ghouls and the Ghoulettes will take advantage of series of multi-level platforms and walkways to prowl around on while performing some of Ghost’s fan-favorite songs from the band’s albums and EPs catalogs. The set list will include fan-favorites “Square Hammer,” “Cirice,” “Ashes,” “He Is,” “Year Zero,” Rats,” “Mummy Dust, “Life Eternal, “Dance Macabre,” and “Faith.”
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“Reckoning Force” comes off the band’s upcoming album At The Walls which will be released via WAR Records on July 19.
Enforced’s At The Walls LP features a remixed and remastered version of the 2017 demo and their “Retaliation” promo, and introduces two brand new songs to the mix. All tracks were recorded by Bob Quirk and mixed and mastered by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Cavalera Conspiracy, Candy), and the album’s cover art was created by Dwid Hellion (Integrity, Psywarfare) who makes a guest appearance on the track “Skinned Alive.”
Of “Reckoning Force,” Enforced vocalist Knox Colby states, “The lyrics mull about the effects of opening old wounds with friends and family for pride or over disagreements. A few lines hypothesize the idea of throwing everything away just to win an argument, leaving you isolated and bitter only to be crushed by an unforeseen force.”
On the songwriting for the track, guitarist Will Wagstaff offers, “This song was partially written with Isaac (Hullinger) on drums, and partially written with new drummer Alex (Bishop). We wrote most of the fast riffs with Isaac and then kind of put the solo part and intro together with Alex. I remember we modified the fast riff a bit once we had written the intro. We wanted to kind of have a ‘Pull The Plug’ (Death) style vibe during the intro and then bust into the fast riff. Both this song and ‘Skinned Alive’ definitely represent somewhat of a transition stylistically pushing into a more death-thrash direction where we’re going to be featuring more double bass parts, more intricate guitar play and thrashing slam riffs.”
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Earlier this week English rockers Asking Alexandria released their latest track “The Violence.”
Complete with a cheesy zombie movie music video that features the boys in the band, the track is the first new track since the band’s 2017 self-titled album.
The music video was written and directed by Jensen Noen and presented by Scissor Films and Sumerian Films. The video follow the plight of every day zombies: Cocaine Shane (Danny Worsnop), Peter (Ben Bruce), Disco Luke (Cameron Liddell), Phat Noah (James Cassells) and Waterboy Eric (Sam Bettley).
Says guitarist Ben Bruce:
“We are back bigger, better, louder and more insane than ever before. This single encompasses everything we have been working towards. Huge guitars, anthemic drums and some of the catchiest, most technically accomplished vocals that Danny has ever delivered, and this is only just the beginning.”
“The Violence was an incredibly rewarding song to create. Ben and I both got to go way outside anything we’d done before and create something fresh and engaging. Thematically the song is about the way mainstream media and politicians manipulate and spread mistruth amongst the people to encourage and create anger, fear, division, and conflict in their quest to control and acquire power. As the history books have shown, this only goes so far before the people stand up and say enough is enough. I hope everyone enjoys what we’ve created here, we had a great time making it, and even more fun shooting the video!”
Asking Alexandria are headed out on the road later this month with Papa Roach and Bad Wolves on the “Who Do You Trust” US Summer Tour. Then in September Asking Alexandria will join Shinedown, Papa Roach, and Savage After Midnight on another North American tour.
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Atlanta metallers Paladin have announced a handful of tour dates with Druids.
Paladin are touring in support of their new album Ascension out now via Prosthetic Records.
The band will play a show in Atlanta later this month before hitting the road with Druids for a few shows.
Check out the full list of shows here.
California thrash upstarts Warbringer have returned to settle the score and cement their long term legacy fully with sixth album Weapons of Tomorrow. "Firepower Kills" probably ought to open all their future shows, just a complete stage setter for chaos. "Crushed Beneath The Tracks" and "Power Unsurpassed" in particular show this band would have ruled 1988 with ease and contain maximum neck injuring/ fist pumping potential (along with notable Slayer-worthy wraith shrieking). I am not 100% on the semi-thin snare sound but it hardly distracts the band's performances are all monstrous on this bad boy. Exodus, Annihilator fans or of course fans of more new school speed thrash bands should get all over this one. \m/