Spanish Doom Metallers HELEVORN Posts New Lyric Video “A Sail To Sanity”

Exhibiting their elegant and gloomy music around the world, Palma, Spain’s melancholic doom outfit HELEVORN have posted their new lyric video “A Sail To Sanity” in support of their fourth album “Aamamata” due out on January 23rd via Solitude Productions / Bad Moon Music. “Aamamata” follows their 2014 album “Compassion Forlorn”, 2009’s “Forthcoming Displeasures” and 2005 debut full length “Fragments, which have anchored HELEVORN’s place in the global doom scene.

The band comments:
“We think that fans will love the new album. We know that we are not discovering something new, we are creating 90’s goth-doom metal in present times. It should be received like a piece to reborn the scene and for the music to relate on the decadence of humankind through the drama of the refugees that are dying and trying to escape from the hell that the Western countries have put them in.”

With more and more fans craving the somber tones and dreary vocals, HELEVORN has brought their dramatic intensity to many European festivals including Dutch Doom Days, Gothoom Open Air, Wave Gotik Treffen, and Madrid is the Dark Fest. They are also bringing their gloom to Canadian cities this coming May for their first cross country tour with Solitude Productions label mates Mexico’s Majestic Downfall (dates listed below).

HELEVORN’s current lineup consists of Samuel Morales (Guitars), Josep Brunet (Vocals), Xavi Gil (Drums), Enrique Sierra (Keyboards), Sandro Vizcaino (Guitars) and Guillem Morey (Bass).

LORD DIVINE New video online

The 2nd advance single of LORD DIVINE’s upcoming 4th album “Facing Chaos” comes in the form of a lyric-video for the song “Into My World”, and you can watch the video here:

LORD DIVINE’s 4th studio album “Facing Chaos”, contains 11 tracks of impeccable technical quality and a modern sound. Vocals were recorded by Diego Valdez (DREAM CHILD, IRON MASK, ELECTRONOMICON). As guests, the incredible Mark Boals (YNGWIE J. MALMSTEEN, RING OF FIRE, DOKKEN, ROYAL HUNT) recorded vocals for the song “The Darkest Light” and Julian Barrett (TARJA, ASSPERA) did guitar solo on “Divided”. Cover artwork was made by Federico Boss from Abstract Chaos (Fallcie, Carnal Forge, Faca Crevaro, Reactive Delusion, V.I.D.A).

Tracklist for “Facing Chaos” is as follows:

01. Overture (Dies Irae)
02. Reborn
03. I Am
04. Into My World
05. Beginning of the End
06. The Darkest Light (ft. Mark Boals)
07. Light Through Darkness
08. Divided (ft. Julian Barrett)
09. Be Afraid
10. Follow the Signs
11. The Rage On Me

International release date for LORD DIVINE’s “Facing Chaos” will be 5th of February 2019 through Fighter Records on CD format. In the meantime, check out LORD DIVINE’s official Facebook site here: http://www.facebook.com/LordDivineMetal and listen to the 1st advance song of the album on the following link:
https://youtu.be/J33d032XQkw

Sabaton – History Channel launches 7 February 2019!

A brand new Youtube channel dedicated to telling the stories behind SABATON’s music will launch next month. The band has teamed up with historians Indy Neidell and Timeghost to create the Sabaton History Channel, which will deliver a new episode every week, each based on a different SABATON song. The news was delivered in an exclusive trailer, shot on the recent Sabaton Cruise, and thousands of Youtube fans have already subscribed to the channel ready for the 7 February launch.

SABATON just released a special platinum edition of their legendary »Carolus Rex« album. »Carolus Rex«(2012) has been certified quadruple platinum in the band’s home country of Sweden, and in an exclusive new video, the king is seen travelling across epic Swedish landscapes to deliver the platinum discs into the hands of frontman Joakim Brodén.The video was produced to mark the incredible coincidence of the album officially reaching quadruple platinum status on the 300th anniversary of the King’s death. »Carolus Rex« is a concept album about Sweden’s 17th and 18th century empire, with a special focus on the rise and fall ofCharles XII, the tragic king who devoted his whole life to war but could not prevent his empire’s downfall.

Order here: http://bit.ly/PlatinumCarolus

After receiving the official discs from the king, Joakim said: “We put a lot of ourselves into making every album unique, and we had an idea that this album would particularly speak to Swedish people because it’s telling a story that’s rarely heard outside of Sweden. This album has been very successful but we’re not stopping here. Our next challenge as a band is to come up with an album that tells a story that’s as important to music fans everywhere as »Carolus Rex« has been to those in Sweden.”

SABATON live 2019:

04.05. CZ Pilsen – Liberation Festival
07. – 09.06.  D Nuremberg – Rock im Park
07. – 09.06. D Nürburg – Rock am Ring
13. – 15.06. CH Interlaken – Greenfield Festival
13. – 16.06. A Nickelsdorf – Nova Rock
20.06. F Clisson – Knotfest meets Hellfest
23.06. B Dessel – Graspop Metal Meeting
26.06. PL Krakow – Mystic Festival
28. – 30.06. E Madrid – Download Festival
11. – 14.07. E Lleida – Doctor Music Festival
01. – 03.08. D Wacken – Wacken Open Air *SOLD OUT*
09.08. UK Derby – Bloodstock Open Air
17.08. S Falun – Sabaton Open Air
22. – 24.08. D Sulingen – Reload Festival

IN FLAMES – I, The Mask

After recently announcing the release of their upcoming album ‘I, The Mask’, out on March 1 via Nuclear Blast (worldwide, excl. North America) and Eleven Seven Music (North America), Swedish legends IN FLAMES are ready to unleash the third single off their 13th studio piece. The title track, ‘I, The Mask’ is another heavy anthem accompanied by a visually stimulating lyric video that gives us the first look into the album’s intricate artwork.
Stream or download the new anthem, here: http://nblast.de/InFlamesITheMaskSingle

The pre-order for ‘I, The Mask’ as well as several exclusive album pre-order bundles are live NOW.  All digital pre-orders will receive an instant download of  ‘I Am Above’, ‘(This Is Our) House’ and ‘I, The Mask’.

Digital pre-orders: https://inflames.ffm.to/themask.
Nuclear Blast bundles with vinyl available in black, white or light blue: http://nblast.de/InFlamesITheMask

‘I, The Mask’ will be available in all formats to accommodate all fans:
Digipak CD (12 tracks + 1 bonus)
Standard digital album (12 tracks)
2 LP Vinyl (12 tracks + limited edition Jesterhead pop-up in gatefold)
Mailorder edition with Jesterhead mask (See picture below)

Vocalist Anders Fridén says of the new track release and pre-order: “We’re always eager to release new music that we’ve been waiting so long to share with our fans, so days like today are always special to us. The title track is one of our favorite songs on the album so choosing it to release early was pretty easy. This is our 13th album, but every new piece of music we reveal still brings the same amount of excitement and surrealism that this is what we get to do. We can’t wait to experience these songs live together with you for the first time, but in the meantime, thanks for listening and we hope you enjoy.”

IN FLAMES European headline tour
03.04.              UK       Glasgow – SWG3
04.04.              UK       Manchester – O2 Ritz
05.04.              UK       London – The Roundhouse
06.04.              UK       Nottingham – Rock City
07.04.              UK       Bristol – SWX
09.04.              UK       Norwich – UEA
10.04.              B          Antwerp – Trix
12.04.              F          Nancy – L’Autre Canal
13.04.              F          Cambrai – Betizfest
15.04.              F          Lyon – Le Transbordeur
16.04.              F          Toulouse – Le Bikini
17.04.              F          Nîmes – Paloma
18.04.              CH       Zurich – Komplex 457

Festivals 2019
08.06.              FIN      Hyvinkää – Rockfest
13. – 16.06.      A         Nickelsdorf – Nova Rock
23.06.              B         Dessel – Graspop Metal Meeting
25.06.              PL       Krakow – Mystic Festival
27.06.              N         Trondheim – Trondheim Rocks
29.06.              N         Sagene – Tons of Rock
02.08.              S         Öland – Borgholm Brinner
03.08.              S         Öland – Borgholm Brinner

CHILDREN OF BODOM – ‘Hexed’ – TRAILER #2

Finland’s melodic death superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM are going to release their tenth album, ‘Hexed’, on March 8, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, Alexi Laiho discusses the lyrical themes of  ‘Hexed’. COB frontman, guitarist, and mastermind Alexi Laiho comments: “They just come from real life, real feelings. Anything that is negative that is happening inside my head that I need to get out some how.. I need to vent all the negative stuff that is going on inside my head, it is the best and safest way for me to do it. I channel my shit feelings to the music and at least try to turn it into something positive.”

Downfall Of Gaia – “We Pursue The Serpent Of Time”

February 8th sees Downfall Of Gaia release their new album, Ethic Of Radical Finitude! In anticipation of this release, Downfall Of Gaia have now launched a video for the second single, “We Pursue The Serpent Of Time”, which can be viewed here

Downfall Of Gaia comments: “Today we’re excited to share the music video for our song ‘We Pursue The Serpent Of Time’, the second new song of our upcoming album, ‘Ethic Of Radical Finitude’! This time we’re joined by our friend Nikita Kamprad from Der Weg einer Freiheit for some guest vocals, and we hope you enjoy this collaboration as much as we do! Thanks for listening!”

For another preview of Ethic Of Radical Finitude, the first single, “As Our Bones Break To The Dance”, can be heard at: www.metalblade.com/downfallofgaia – where the album can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:
–Hardcover Digipak-CD
–180 g black vinyl
–Dead gold marbeld vinyl (ltd. 300 – EU-exclusive)
–Grey marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 – EU-exclusive)
–Pic-LP (ltd. 200 – EU-exclusive)
–White/Black split vinyl (ltd. 100 – Evil Greed exclusive)
–Red/black marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 – US-exclusive)
–Clear vinyl (ltd. 100 – US-exclusive)

Ethic Of Radical Finitude is the international quartet’s most melodic, most structured and most dynamic release to date, once more building upon the epic and unique sludgy, crusty, exploratory metallic sound that has organically evolved with every release. “It combines elements from our earlier releases with the path we took on ‘Atrophy’ (2016),” states guitarist/vocalist Dominik Goncalves dos Reis. “There are long atmospheric parts with enough time to breathe, enough time to unfold, and on the other side there are harsh and melodic blastbeats. Each song is some kind of journey, with emotional ups and downs.”

Ethic Of Radical Finitude track-listing:
1. Seduced By…
2. The Grotesque Illusion Of Being
3. We Pursue The Serpent Of Time
4. Guided Through A Starless Night
5. As Our Bones Break To The Dance
6. Of Withering Violet Leaves

Downfall Of Gaia tour dates
w/ The Ocean Collective
Mar. 13 – Stuttgart, Germany – Im Wizemann
Mar. 14 – Geneva, Switzerland – PTR/ L’Usine
Mar. 15 – Lyon, France – CCO
Mar. 16 – Toulouse, France – Rex
Mar. 17 – Marseilles, France – Les Pennes Mirabeau
Mar. 18 – Colmar, France – Le Grillen
Mar. 19 – Bethune, France – Le Poche
Mar. 20 – Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux
Mar. 21 – Limerick, Ireland – Dolan’s Warehouse
Mar. 22 – Dublin, Ireland – Voodoo Lounge
Mar. 23 – Glasgow, UK – Audio
Mar. 24 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
Mar. 25 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
Mar. 26 – Den Haag, Netherlands – Paard
Mar. 27 – Cologne, Germany – Club Volta*
Mar. 28 – Leipzig, Germany – Werk 2
Mar. 29 – Poznan, Poland – U Bazyla
Mar. 30 – Bremen, Germany – Tower
Mar. 31 – Hamburg, Germany – Logo
Apr. 2 – Stockholm, Sweden – Fryhuset, Klubben*
Apr. 3 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Tradgarn*
Apr. 6 – Stavangar, Norway – Folken*
Apr. 7 – Hamar, Norway – Gregers*
Apr. 8 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega*
* without Downfall of Gaia

Downfall Of Gaia tour dates
w/ Mantar
Apr. 5 – Marburg, Germany – KFZ
Apr. 12 – Dortmund, Germany – Junkyard – Dortmund
Apr. 13 – Kiel, Germany – Pumpe
Apr. 20 – Koln, Germany – Essigfabrik
Apr. 21 – Rostock, Germany – Zwischenbau
Apr. 27 – Karlsruhe, Germany – Dudefest @ Jubez
Apr. 28 – Saarbrucken, Germany – Garage
Apr. 29 – Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colos-Saal
Apr. 30 – Jena, Germany – F-Haus

Downfall Of Gaia is also confirmed to play Wacken Open Air in 2019!

OVERKILL – Welcome To The Garden State PART 2

Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL will unleash their 19th studio record, ‘The Wings Of War’, on February 22, 2019, via Nuclear Blast.

Today, the band launches part 2 of their multi-part documentary series entitled ‘Welcome To The Garden States’.  Watch as each of the band members detail their early influences and how it has helped shape the genre and their sound. Check it out here

Stay tuned for the upcoming episodes that will detail the journey to the upcoming album, ‘The Wings Of War’.

Pre-order ‘The Wings Of War’ now digitally and receive ‘Last Man Standing’ instantly or stream the song: http://nuclearblast.com/overkill-thewingsofwar

‘The Wings Of War’ will be available for purchase in the following formats:
CD Digipak
CD Digi + T-Shirt + Poster Bundle
Green Cassette
Grey Vinyl (limited to 1,500)
Green with Yellow Splatter vinyl (limited to 500)Please note that imported items will ship

‘The Wings Of War’ was recorded at Gear Recording Studio in New Jersey, SKH Studio in Florida, Shorefire Studio and Jrod Productions with engineering handled by DD and Dave. The album was produced by the band while Chris ‘Zeuss’ Harris handled the mixing and mastering. Travis Smith (NEVERMORE, OPETH, SOILWORK, DEATH…) was once again enlisted to create the artwork for the album.

OVERKILL Tourdates – w/ DESTRUCTION, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, MESHIAAK
08.03.              I           Bologna – Zona Roveri
09.03.              I           Fontaneto d’Agogna (NO) – Phenomenon
10.03.              D         Munich – Backstage
11.03.              H         Budapest – Barba Negra Music Club
12.03.              PL        Wroclaw – A2
13.03.              PL        Gdansk – B90
14.03.              D         Berlin – Columbia Theater
15.03.              NL        Eindhoven – Effenaar
16.03.              D         Osnabrück – Hyde Park
17.03.              D         Frankfurt – Batschkapp
18.03.              CH       Zurich – Dynamo
20.03.              F          Paris – Le Trabendo
21.03.              UK       London – O2 Academy Islington
22.03.              UK       Pwllheli – Hammerfest
23.03.              IRL       Dublin – The Academy
24.03.              UK       Glasgow – SWG3

03. – 06.07.     D         Ballenstedt – Rockharz Open Air

SYMPHONY X – Without You

New Jersey’s progressive metal masters SYMPHONY X are delighted to announce some UK tour dates, as part of a wider European tour which will take place throughout May and the beginning of June this year. The run will see the five piece hit eleven countries in one month – with the tour kicking off on May 7th in Lyon, France, culminating in Gelsenkirchen, Germany at the Rock Hard Festival.

“We are really excited about the upcoming tour! Can’t wait to get back on the road and look forward to seeing everyone again very soon!”, stated the band.

Tickets are on sale now!

Symphony X 2019 tour dates:

07/05     FR     Lyon                  Ninkasi Kao
08/05     CH     Pratteln             Z7
10/05     IT       Treviso              New Age
11/05     IT       Bologna             Estragon
12/05     IT       Rome                Orion
14/05     IT       Milan                 Alcatraz
15/05     DE     Munich              Backstage Halle
16/05     DE     Ludwigsburg     Rockfabrik
17/05     DE     Berlin                 Lido
18/05     DE     Hannover          Faust
19/05     DK     Copenhagen     Amager Bio
21/05     NO     Oslo                  Rockefeller
22/05     SE     Stockholm         Klubben
24/05     FI       Helsinki             Nosturi
26/05     SE     Gothenburg       Pustervik
28/05     DE     Hamburg           Knust
29/05     DE     Dresden            Beatpol
31/05     DE     Aschaffenburg    Colos-Saal
01/06     BE      Vosselaar         Biebob
02/06     NL      Nijmegen          Fortarock Festival
04/06     UK     Coventry           Empire
05/06     UK     Holmfirth           Picturedrome
06/06     UK     London             Electric Ballroom
07/06     FR      Paris                 La Machine du Moulin Rouge
08/06     DE      Gelsenkirchen    Rock Hard Festival

Symphony X released their latest critically acclaimed studio album ‘Underworld’ in 2015, via Nuclear Blast. They triumphed in creating a panoramic ‘album rock’ experience in an era cursed with diminishing attention spans. Heavily inspired by the Italian poet Dante Alighieri, ‘Underworld’  drew on the themes from the Divine Comedy, most notably the part on Inferno. As homage to Dante’s use of the number 3 and its multiples, the band utilised the motif in both lyrical and melodic context. The first song on the album is a three syllable, three note melodic phrase and in the verses there are three references to three songs on the bands third album, ‘The Divine Wings Of Tragedy’.

You can purchase “Underworld” here: https://amzn.to/2FnGfQa