HELLOWEEN – Forever And One

Mark the date! On October 4th, 2019 fans can revisit the PUMPKINS UNITED WORLD TOUR from the comfort of their own home. Containing the greatest hits from the last 30 years and a breakneck trip through the entire HELLOWEEN repertoire, the release marks the next round of PUMPKINS UNITED madness! Today, the band release the third live video and single for the earworm ‘Forever And One’.

Get the track digitally here: https://nblast.de/HelloweenForeverAndOne

United Alive and United Alive In Madrid will be available in the below formats, and can be pre-ordered here: http://nblast.de/HelloweenUnitedAlive

Disc 1: Live concert, Disc 2: Bonus material – intro movie, interview, LED compilation, Seth & Doc animations & more
Disc 1 & 2: Live concert, Disc 3: Bonus material – intro movie, interview, LED compilation, Seth & Doc animations & more
Live concert Madrid plus bonus tracks: ‘March of Time’, ‘Kids of the Century’, ‘Why’ and ‘Pumpkins United’
Live concert Madrid plus bonus tracks: ‘March of Time’, ‘Kids of the Century’, ‘Why’ and ‘Pumpkins United’
Complete contents of Blu-ray, DVD, and CD in premium packaging

UNITED ALIVE and UNITED ALIVE IN MADRID presents stunning audio and visuals of the epic tour. Every single solo, every spontaneous gesture and every emotional encore of the PUMPKINS UNITED WORLD TOUR is evoked and has been made immortal. There are band interviews and plenty of background material included. The artwork for the various formats were created by photographer and art designer Martin Hausler, who of course packed tons of previously unreleased live images into the 36-page booklet and high-end packaging.

United Alive – DVD/Blu-Ray
The DVD/BLU-RAY UNITED ALIVE captures the phenomenal sets at Wacken in front of 75,000 metalheads, 14,000 fans in the Madrid arena and topped off by the legendary gig at the Espaço das Américas in front of 8,000 fans in São Paulo. In total, there’s over three hours of live material in stereo and premium 5.1 surround sound, plus a movie compilation highlighting the incredible stage set up and light show at each concert, cartoons of Seth and Doc, a personal 30 minute band interview about the past, present and future and more surprises!

United Alive In Madrid – Live-CD/Vinyl
As pure as it gets – the LIVE-CD/VINYL UNITED ALIVE IN MADRID has nearly three hours of unbridled PUMPKINS live pressure up its sleeve – including bonus tracks from the shows in Prague, São Paulo, Wacken and Santiago de Chile.

Watch the official live video for the classic track ‘Halloween’:
Get it digitally here: https://nblast.de/HelloweenHalloweenLive

“The song ‘Halloween’ live is the ultimate CLASSIC HEAVY METAL experience – for the fans and for us!” comments Sascha Gerstner.

Watch and listen to the release’s first single, ‘Pumpkins United
Get the song digitally here: http://nblast.de/HelloweenPumpkinsLive

Live dates:
21.09.  BR       São Paulo – Rockfest (w/ SCORPIONS, WHITESNAKE, EUROPE)
23.09.  BR       Uberlândia – Roadfest (w/ SCORPIONS, WHITESNAKE)
25.09.  BR       Brasília – Rock ao Vivo (w/ SCORPIONS)
28.09.  BR       Florianópolis – Rock ao Vivo (w/ SCORPIONS)
01.10.  BR       Porto Alegre – Rock ao Vivo (w/ SCORPIONS, WHITESNAKE)
04.10.  BR       Rio de Janeiro – Rock in Rio (w/ IRON MAIDEN, SCORPIONS, SEPULTURA)

AGNOSTIC FRONT – Spray Painted Walls

Legendary NYHC pioneers AGNOSTIC FRONT are back on the scene with their twelfth studio album,GET LOUD!, which will be released on November 8th via Nuclear Blast. In celebration of the announcement, the band is premiering an official lyric video for the first single ‘Spray Painted Walls’, which can be seen here

Roger Miret comments, “So excited for everyone to hear our new record GET LOUD!. I really love the songs and it feels like a great mixture of what we have done our whole career! We put 100% into this from top to bottom! Everyone involved from start to finished just killed it! See you in the pit to celebrate these songs soon!”

Pre-order GET LOUD! in the format of your choice here: nuclearblast.com/agnosticfront-getloud

Pre-save the album on Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer: nblast.de/AgnosticFrontPreSave

GET LOUD! will be available on the following formats:
CD Digipack
Black Vinyl
Picture Vinyl
White Vinyl (Limited to 300)
Blue Vinyl (Limited to 300)
Gold Vinyl (Limited to 300)
Green Vinyl (Limited 200)
Red Vinyl
Red Cassette
Long Sleeve Bundle
Includes Long Sleeve Shirt & CD

GET LOUD! was produced by Roger Miret while long time friend Paul Miner handled the recording, mixing and mastering of the record at Buzzbomb Studio in Orange, CA. For the artwork, the band returned to 1986’s Cause For Alarm​ artist Sean Taggart. It features the iconic CFA​ characters combined with a modern freshness

GET LOUD! is compiled of 14 tracks that are nothing short of classic, home grown, New York Hardcore, but still includes some thrashy and punky variety.

15.01. DE Hamburg – Grosse Freiheit 36
16.01. DE Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
17.01. PL Wroclaw – A2
18.01. DE Dresden – Eventwerk
19.01. BE TBA
20.01. CH Zürich – X-tra
21.01. DE München – Backstage Werk
22.01. CZ Brno – Sono
23.01. DE Berlin – Astra
24.01. DE Würzburg – Posthalle
25.01. DE Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
26.01. UK London – O2 Forum Kentish Town

The band will also tour the UK and Ireland in November in support of the 35th anniversary of debut album Victim In Pain.

13.11. IE Dublin – Voodoo Lounge
14.11. UK Belfast – The Palm House
15.11. UK Glasgow – Audio
16.11. UK Leeds – Temple Of Boom
17.11. UK Bristol – The Fleece
18.11. UK Sheffield – Network
19.11. UK Birmingham – Mama Roux’s
20.11. UK London – The Underworld

RAM – “Spirit Reaper”

Today (September 13th), RAM have unleashed their new album, The Throne Within, via Metal Blade Records. Additionally, the band has debuted a new video for the single “Spirit Reaper”, which can be seen here

To purchase a copy of The Throne Within, please visit: metalblade.com/ram – where the record is available in the following formats:
– jewelcase-CD
– limited edition digibook-2CD (EU exclusive – includes bonus CD, slipcase, and patch)
– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
– clear/brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– lilac marbled vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– purple/black A/B side vinyl (EU webstore exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
– ochre-brown marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
– limited edition 2LP (EU exclusive – includes clear violet marbled 2LP, poster, and patch)
* exclusive bundles with shirts, plus digital options are also available!

There can be few better ways to mark the 20th anniversary of your band than releasing the finest record of your career. In RAM’s instance, this comes in the form of The Throne Within, the Swedish quintet upping their game across the board to deliver a record with deep roots in classic heavy metal but wielding an energy and freshness to it that places it very much in the now. “It is unmistakable RAM, there are fast songs, heavy songs, mid-tempo and slower tempos as well. There’s melody and there’s grit. The arrangements are recognizable but some may be unorthodox,” states founding guitarist Harry Granroth.

“This is a monumental album for us, and I am certain for our fans. We have worked very hard to bring our sound, songwriting and playing to the next level without leaving our Black Path of Heavy Metal Tyranny,” says vocalist Oscar Carlquist.

Unlike 2017’s stunning Rod, there is no concept unifying the lyrics, each song speaking for itself, and coming from dark places. Vocally, Oscar Carlquist delivers every line with his signature style, pushing himself to give the best possible performance – with Alan Averill of Primordial also appearing on “Ravnfell”.

RAM tour dates w/ Vulture, Indian Nightmare
Sept. 13 – Leipzig, Germany – Hellraiser
Sept. 14 – Andernach, Germany – Ironhammer Festival *no Vulture, Indian Nightmare
Sept. 15 – Mannheim, Germany – MS Connexion Complex
Sept. 17 – Krakow, Poland – Klub Zascianek
Sept. 18 – Wien, Austria – Escape
Sept. 19 – Salzburg, Austria – Rockhouse
Sept. 20 – Rovallasca, Italy – Dedolor Music HQ
Sept. 21 – Winterthur, Switzerland – Gaswerk
Sept. 22 – Munchen, Germany – Backstage
Sept. 23 – Kassel, Germany – Goldgrube
Sept. 24 – Bielefeld, Germany – Movie
Sept. 25 – Berlin, Germany – Cassiopeia
Sept. 26 – Hannover, Germany – Cafe Glocksee
Sept. 27 – Oldenburg, Germany – Cadillac
Sept. 28 – Aalborg, Denmark – Rock & Metal

Awaken I Am – By Your Side

As the summer comes to a close, Brisbane’s Australia’s AWAKEN I AM revisit their recent US tour in the latest video “By Your Side.” Shot on location across North America, the clip compliments their shimmering, infectious sound with footage of their explosive live shows. Continuing their road-dog mentality, AWAKEN I AM kicks off their tour this week with guests I The Mighty and Homefront across Australia. The song is taken from the quartet’s latest EP The Beauty In Tragedy, available now. The five song collection plays as a tribute to their late guitarist Connor Verner-Oakley.



12 – Brisbane @ The Foundry

13 – Canberra @ UC Hub

14 – Darlinghurst @ Burdekin Hotel

19 – Geelong @ Workers Club

20 – Adelaide @ Jive

21 – Melbourne @ Evelyn Hotel

ELUVEITIE – Live At Masters Of Rock

ELUVEITIE are a phenomenon that has been spreading over the world for more than 15 years. Starting with their legendary debut album “Spirit” (2006), across the outstanding “Slania” (2008) to their latest masterpiece “Ategnatos” (2019), the Swiss have developed a groundbreaking recipe.

And now the time has come to capture the magical live energy of the Swiss Folk Metal institution in the form of a new release. “Live At Masters Of Rock” will be unleashed on November 1st and contains many songs off of the band’s new album as well as plenty of legendary ELUVEITIE classics. Get ready for tracks like “Ategnatos” or earlier hits like “Helvetios” or “King” as well as the evergreens “The Call Of The Mountains” or “Inis Mona” that lead through the epochal band history like a raging storm.

Today, ELUVEITIE start the pre-order for their new “Live At Masters Of Rock”, allowing everybody to enjoy at home the unbeatable stage energy of their current Ategnatos World Tour. You can also get a first impression through this new trailer

The upcoming release will be available in form of a digipak, black vinyl or download, and you can secure your copy here: https://nblast.de/Eluveitie-LiveatMOR

02.11.              I           Bari – Demodè
03.11.              I           Rome – Orion
05.11.              I           Bologna – Estragon
06.11.              I           Milan – Live Club
07.11.               CH        Zurich – Komplex 457
08.11.              D         Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn
09.11.              D         Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle 2
10.11.              B          Antwerp – Trix *SOLD OUT*
12.11               UK       Manchester – Ritz
13.11.              UK       Glasgow – Garage
14.11.              IRL       Dublin – Academy
15.11.              UK       Bristol – SWX
16.11.              UK       London – The Forum
17.11.              NL        Utrecht – Tivoli Ronda
19.11.              D         Frankfurt – Batschkapp
20.11.              D         Hanover – Capitol
21.11.              D         Berlin – Huxley’s Neue Welt
22.11.              D         Leipzig – Felsenkeller
23.11.              D         Munich – TonHalle
24.11.              A          Dornbirn – Conrad Sohm
26.11.              F          Bordeaux – Le Rocher de Palmer
27.11.              E          Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2
28.11.              E          Madrid – But
29.11.              F          Toulouse – Le Bikini
30.11.              F          Rennes – L’Etage
01.12.              F          Paris – Elysée Montmartre
03.12.              D         Saarbrücken – Garage
04.12.              D         Nuremberg – Hirsch
05.12.              SLO      Ljubljana – Kino Siska
06.12.               HU        Budapest – Barba Negra
07.12.               CZ        Zlin – Hala Euronics
08.12.              A          Vienna – Arena
10.12.               PL        Cracov – Kwadrat
11.12.               PL        Warsaw – Progresja
12.12.              LV        Riga – Melna Piektdiena
13.12.             FIN       Helsinki – Tavastia
14.12.              FIN       Tampere – Pakkahuone
15.12.              EST      Tallinn – Helitehas
17.12.              S          Stockholm – Klubben Fryshuset
18.12.              N         Oslo – Vulkan Arena
19.12.              S          Gothenburg – Trädgarn
20.12.              DK       Copenhagen – Amager Bio
21.12.              D         Hamburg – Docks

EXMORTUS – Swallow Your Soul

In honor of Friday the 13th, the death/thrash/shred quartet EXMORTUS have unveiled an animated music video for their “Evil Dead”-inspired song “Swallow Your Soul,” one of two new original tracks on their forthcoming Halloween/horror-themed EP, “Legions Of The Undead.” The clip, which was designed by Wayne Joyner (Dream Theater, Devin Townsend), can be seen at this location is also now available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp and other digital platforms.

Recorded earlier this year with longtime producer Zack Ohren (Machine Head, Warbringer, Immolation) at Oakland’s Sharkbite Studios, “Legions Of The Undead” will be released on Oct. 25 via the band’s own Exmortus Music in cooperation with M-Theory Audio. The five-track release includes two originals (“Swallow Your Soul” and the title track, which nods to the Dead Men of Dunharrow in “Lord Of The Rings”), as well as covers of three well-known instrumentals performed in the band’s inimitable neoclassical metal style – Danny Elfman’s “Beetlejuice” theme, Bernard Hermann’s iconic “Psycho Theme” and 19th Century Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky’s haunting “Night On Bald Mountain.”

“Legions Of The Undead” – the cover art for which was designed by Toha “AHOT” Mashudi – is now available for pre-order on CD and limited-edition green slime-colored vinyl at this location: http://smarturl.it/exmortusofficial All digital pre-orders include an instant download of “Swallow Your Soul.”

EXMORTUS on tour with Death Angel:
Nov 16 – Seattle, WA – Club -Sur
Nov 17 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
Nov 18 – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theater
Nov 19 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite
Nov 20 – Calgary, AB – Dickens
Nov 21 – Regina, SK – The Exchange
Nov 22 – Winnipeg, MB – Pyramids
Nov 23 – St. Paul, MN – The Amsterdam
Nov 25 – London, ON – London Music Hall
Nov 26 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
Nov 27 – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar
Nov 28 – Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
Nov 29 – Quebec City, QC – L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
Nov 30 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
Dec 1 – New Bedford, MA – Vault @ Greasy Luck
Dec 3 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon
Dec 4 – Baltimore, MD – Otto Bar
Dec 5 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
Dec 6 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club
Dec 7 – Tampa, FL – Brass Mug
Dec 8 – Orlando, FL – The Haven
Dec 10 – Lafayette, LA – Grant Street
Dec 11 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
Dec 12 – Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
Dec 13 – Dallas, TX – Tree’s
Dec 14 – Tulsa, OK – The Shrine
Dec 15 – Enid, OK – 1927 Event Center
Dec 17 – Albuquerque, NM – Launch Pad
Dec 18 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
Dec 19 – West Hollywood, CA – Whiskey

Telltale – What A Shame

Richmond based rock band TELLTALE has released a brand new single called ‘What A Shame’. The track gives fans a taste of what’s to come from their next record and arrives just ahead of the band’s September tour of the East Coast with BROADSIDE. Watch a visualizer for the new song now

“This definitely feels like the start of a new era for the band. There’s a lot more rock and emo influence in these songs we’re releasing this fall. “What A Shame” felt like a really good place to begin. It’s a commentary on one-way relationships. It’s very easy to get caught up in the short-lived highs of simply having someone or something to need, but giving all of yourself for nothing in return can really eat a person alive.” – John Carter (vocalist)

TELLTALE’s new single follows the band’s latest EP, Timeless Youth, which was released by SharpTone Records and available for purchase and stream at https://fanlink.to/Telltale.

TELLTALE Tour Dates:
9/19 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Elevation 27
9/20 – Charlotte, NC @ Skylark
9/22 – Atlanta, GA Vinyl
9/23 – Memphis, TN @ Growlers
9/24 – Cincinnati, OH @ Top Cats
9/25 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
9/26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Creafthouse Stage

Wolves Like Us – Stay Cold

Norway’s WOLVES LIKE US will unleash their fourth album, Brittle Bones, on 25th October via Pelagic Records.

The long-awaited follow-up to 2014’s Black Soul Choir, Brittle Bones — demoed by Kvelertak’s Bjarte Lund Rolland and mixed by Kowloon Walled City’s Scott Evans — displays a more refined and dynamic wolf pack. “There was less tension this time; we almost didn’t argue at all which is rare for us,” relays drummer Jonas Thire. “A lot has happened to us at a personal level. Positives, like we all have kids now. But dark shit, too. There’s been a divorce. [Vocalist/guitarist] Lars [Kristensen] has been really sick. He wrote the lyrics as a kind of diary to deal with issues like abuse, literally and figuratively.”

Lyrically, the thread that runs through Brittle Bones is the topic of honesty. “It’s about dealing with demons in a real way, facing them and giving them the middle finger so to speak,” notes Kristensen. “Brittle Bones is a juxtaposition of the calm and the raspy; comfort and disturbance; beauty and repulsion… for the essence of art can only be understood as equally disturbing the comfortable and comforting the disturbed.”

Now the band can unveil first Brittle Bones single, “Stay Cold” adding, “this song is about finding that last drop of hope in yourself. When you’re down and out, there’s blood on your hands and you think you’ve lost it all. There’s still a choice.”

WOLVES LIKE US’ Brittle Bones includes a guest vocal appearance with longtime comrade Gared O’Donnell of Planes Mistaken For Stars and will be available on CD, LP, and digital format. See preordering options below. Fans of The Afghan Whigs, Quicksand, Hot Water Music, Planes Mistaken For Stars, Junius, and Drive Like Jehu pay heed.

North America: http://bit.ly/wolveslikeusNA
Europe: http://bit.ly/wolveslikeusEU
Australia: http://bit.ly/wolveslikeusAUS

Following the release of Brittle Bones, WOLVES LIKE US will embark on a European tour supporting Planes Mistaken For Stars. The journey begins in December 1st in Manchester and runs through December 12th in Oslo. See all confirmed dates below.

WOLVES LIKE US w/ Planes Mistaken For Stars:
12/01/2019 Soup Kitchen – Manchester, UK
12/02/2019 The Exchange – Bristol, UK
12/03/2019 The Flapper – Birmingham, UK
12/04/2019 Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, UK
12/05/2019 G2 – Glasgow, UK
12/06/2019 The Lounge – London, UK
12/07/2019 Den Eglantier – Sint-Niklaas, BE
12/08/2019 Jubez – Karlsruhe, DE
12/09/2019 Hafenklang – Hamburg, DE
12/10/2019 Cassiopeia – Berlin, DE
12/11/2019 MTC – Cologne, DE
12/12/2019 Vaterland – Oslo, NO

Warish – streaming full length debut ahead of release

Warish hit the road this fall in support of the album with San Francisco stoner rock progenitors Acid King, who will also reissue their legendary Busse Woods album on RidingEasy on August 30th. Please see all dates below. Imagine if early, weird Aberdeen Nirvana were crossed with low budget horror-obsessed garage-punks. You’d have sinister vibes with a visceral, twisted weirdness and bludgeoning riffs. Some might call it nightmarish, we call it Warish.

Warish is a very newly minted SoCal trio formed in early 2018 that has wasted no time making its presence known. The band formed when guitarist/vocalist and pro-skater Riley Hawk (son of skating legend Tony Hawk) and drummer Nick (Broose) McDonnell decided they wanted to try their hand at something more distinct than they’d done previously.

“We wanted to do simpler riffs and a fun live show,” Riley explains. “A little more punk, a little bit of grunge… a little evil-ish.”

Their sound takes cues from a variety of cool underground sounds and twists it all into an energetic and exciting fist to the face of dark fury. Hawk’s effect-laden vocals hearken to 90s industrial monsters Ministry and David Yow’s tortured caterwaul in Scratch Acid. The guitars are heavy and powerful, though decidedly not straightforward cookie cutter punk; more like Cobain’s and Buzz Osbourne’s wiry contortions. The rhythms bash and pummel right through it all with aggressive force ensuring that nothing gets overly complicated and the horrors keep coming throughout the band’s uh, warlike assault.

Down In Flames will be available on LP, CD and download on September 13th, 2019 via Riding Easy Records.

09/20 Portland, OR @ Star Theater – Hesh Fest *
09/21 Seattle, WA @ Highline *
09/23 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater *
09/24 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown *
09/25 Chicago, IL @ Reggies *
09/26 Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle *
09/27 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
09/28 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place *
09/29 Boston, MA @ Sonia *
09/30 New York, NY @ Knitting Factory *
10/01 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s *
10/02 Richmond, VA @ Richmond Music Hall *
10/03 Raleigh, NC @ Kings *
10/04 Asheville, NC @ Mothlight *
10/05 Atlanta, GA @ The 529 *
10/06 New Orleans, LA @ One Eye Jack’s *
10/07 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey *
10/09 Albuquerque, NM @ Sister *
10/10 Mesa, AZ @ Club Red *
10/11 Los Angeles, CA @ Satellite *
10/12 San Francisco, CA @ Chapel *
11/09 Austin, TX @ Levitation Fest

Danny Beardsley – Blood From A Stone

DANNY BEARDSLEY continues his rise with the release of a new single, Blood
From A Stone which is lifted from his eagerly awaited solo album, also called,

Blood From A Stone, out everywhere on Friday 20th September.

Coming at you from the Midlands, DANNY BEARDSLEY has been described as one
of the most intuitive and convincing guitarists around. He first cut his
teeth and plied his craft with Derbyshire Rock band Isolysis before he went
on to form Emperor Chung. Danny’s songwriting maintained its infectious
quality in Emperor Chung, combining memorable classic rock with progressive
touches that truly set the band apart from its contemporaries. In 2015,
Danny, along with Isolysis Drummer Dave Wright, created instrumental
progressive trio The Parallax Method. Described by Prog Magazine as
“Devastatingly contagious”, they combine ultra-modern prog style with old
school classic rock tones to create genuinely interesting song structures
and refreshing melodic overtones.

With appearances at some of the most prestigious festivals including
Download, Bloodstock, UK Tech Fest, Hammerfest, HRH Prog, HRH Road Trip to
Ibiza, Rock and Blues Festival, Camden Rocks and Macmillan Fest, Danny’s
musical endeavours have garnered support from the likes of Scuzz TV, Classic
Rock Magazine, Prog Magazine, Kerrang, Metal Hammer,  Total Guitar and
Planet Rock. Danny is also an official ambassador for Orange Amps and a PRS
Guitars supported artist.

With such a pedigree, Danny was destined to produce his own solo album.
Danny remarks about the release: “This album has been four years in the
making and has positioned me right on the edge of my comfort zone, but I
feel I have grown from the experience, got some things off my chest and
produced an album I am proud of. Becoming a father has taught me a lot in
life and made me realise how important it is to be true to oneself and
embrace our inner ambitions.”

Serving up ten premium slabs of groove infused classic rock with a modern
delivery, the album is a powerful offering, sure to ignite fans both old and
new. With growing support from Planet Rock, Total Guitar, Powerplay Magazine
and Classic Rock Magazine, it’s only a matter of time before Danny breaks
out to the masses.