THE 69 EYES – Hell Has No Mercy

Tonight, Helsinki Vampires, THE 69 EYES kick-off their Hell Has No Mercy 2020 U.S.Tour at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn with the Duke of Spook and his devilish ghouls known collectively as WEDNESDAY 13, SUMO CYCO and THE CROWNED.

To celebrate, the band have released the lyric video for their sixth single ‘Hell Has No Mercy’ from new album ‘West End’. The video directed by Vincente Cordero, stars award-winning and internationally published model, performer, fire artist and latex superstar, Dani Divine. Check out the lyric video here

Jyrki 69 comments, “I couldn’t think of any hotter options to have in our videos than Dani Divine! It’s so great to return to the American road again, we are very lucky vampires,”

Order your copy of ‘West End’ here: http://nuclearblast.com/the69eyes-westend

THE 69 EYES’ new studio album, ‘West End’, consists of 11 up-tempo rock anthems full of heaviness, black memento mori moments and dark humour and features several great guest vocalists such as Dani Filth, Wednesday 13 and Beastö Blancö’s Calico Cooper.

‘West End’ is available as digipak including the album and blu-ray with a band documentary directed by Ville Lipiäinen as vinyl or download via this link: http://nuclearblast.com/the69eyes-westend

Confirmed dates for THE 69 EYES Hell Has No Mercy 2020 Tour with WEDNESDAY 13, SUMO CYCO & THE CROWNED are:

24.01.  USA     Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
25.01.  USA     Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
26.01.  USA     Syracuse, NY – The Westcott Theater
28.01.  USA     Flint, MI – The Machine Shop Concert Lounge
29.01.  USA     Chicago, IL – Reggies
30.01.  USA     Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
31.01.  USA     Lincoln, NE – The Royal Grove
01.02.  USA     Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
03.02.  USA     Seattle, WA – El Corazón
04.02.  USA     Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
06.02.  USA     San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
07.02.  USA     West Hollywood, CA – Whisky a Go-Go
08.02.  USA     San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
09.02.  USA     Mesa, AZ – Club Red
11.02.  USA     Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
12.02.  USA     New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
14.02.  USA     Orlando, FL – SoundBar.
15.02.  USA     Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
16.02.  USA     Nashville, TN – The Basement East
17.02.  USA     Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
19.02.  USA     Richmond, VA – The Canal Club
20.02.  USA     Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse Stage & Grill
21.02.  USA     Cleveland, OH – The Odeon
22.02.  USA     Reading, PA – Reverb

‘West End’ Latin America Tour 2020:
17.04 – Guadalajara, Mexico @Foro Independencia
19.04 – Mexico DF, Mexico @Indie Rocks
22.04 – Bogotá, Colombia @Ozzy Company
26.04 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @Uniclub
30.04 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @Kubrick
01.05 – São Paulo, Brazil @The House

Other 2020 live dates:
06.03. LVA      Riga – Melna Piektdiena
07.03. LTU     Vilnius – Vakaris
08.03. BLR     Minsk – Republic
10.03. UKR    Lviv – Festrepublic
11.03. UKR     Kiev – Atlas
13.03. RUS     St.Petersburg – Zal
14.03. RUS     Moscow – RED
15.03. RUS     Yekaterinburg – Tucha
17.03. RUS     Samara – Zvezda

03.04.  E        Madrid – Sala Shôko
04.04.  E        Barcelona – Salamandra

General admission tickets for the tour are now on sale at http://69eyes.com/tour.

VIP Meet & Greet tickets available here: https://the69eyes.veeps.com

Get special bundles with vinyl / CD-digipack / t-shirt / hoodie, in the band shops:

EU store: http://store.69eyes.com

US store: https://theoraclemanagementmerch.com/collections/the-69-eyes

AUDREY HORNE – Sail Away (Live)

“Sail Away” with AUDREY HORNE’s second live single off the upcoming live album, Waiting For The Night, to be released on February 28, 2020 via Napalm Records. This intoxicating, equally emotional powerful rock ballad and its compelling video draw you deep into the feeling of an incredible live atmosphere. AUDREY HORNE’s impressive performance, enriched with off stage footage intensely satisfies all the listener’s senses.

Due to its musicality and feeling, Thomas Tofthagen’s (ex-Sahg) overwhelming solo and Toschie’s powerful, anthemic sounding voice coalesce with the band into a pure musical indulgence. There’s no way sailing around this song without having shivers running down your spine!

AUDREY HORNE states: ”Sail Away” is our second single from our upcoming live album. It is taken from our third album, AUDREY HORNE, and we are happy to release this, as it is a song we originally planned as a single back then. That never happened, but now it has been given a second chance. POWER(ballad) TO THE PEOPLE!”

After 18 years, six albums and countless live shows, AUDREY HORNE returns with an incredible live record – proving their unique ability to overwhelm your mind. The new album, entitled Waiting For The Night, will be released via Napalm Records on February 28, 2020.

AUDREY HORNE has merged the highlights of two of their legendary concerts on vinyl and CD for the first time ever. Their upcoming record contains 16 energetic tracks that were recorded live at the “USF Verftet” and “Bergenfest” in their hometown Bergen (Norway) in 2018.

Starting with their debut No Hay Banda, reaching all the way to their latest studio album Blackout, the listener will be taken on an excellent trip through the memorable career of the band comprised of exceptional Norwegian musicians Toschie (vocals), Ice Dale (guitar – Enslaved) and Thomas Tofthagen (guitar – ex-Sahg).

The release features a bonus Blu-ray, which contains many rarities of the bands history, including bonus features that date back to the early years as well as live excerpts from the years 2014 and 2018.

Release Date: 28.02.2020

Waiting For The Night will be available in the following formats:
-2 Disc 6 Page Digipack CD & Blu-ray
-2LP Gatefold Vinyl & Bonus Blu-ray
-2LP Gatefold Vinyl & Bonus Blu-ray – purple (LTD to 200 copies)
-48 Page Earbook Edition – CD & Blu-ray & Bonus 7″ Vinyl Single in black

AUDREY HORNE Live:
07.03.20 DE – Neunkirchen / Stummsche Reithalle
09.03.20 DE – Wiesbaden / Schlachthof
10.03.20 DE – Berlin / Musik & Frieden
11.03.20 DE – Dresden / Beatpol
12.03.20 DE – Nuremberg / Z-Bau
13.03.20 DE – Munich / Backstage
14.03.20 DE – Essen / Turock
15.03.20 DE – Hamburg / Logo

MACABRE – “The Ted Bundy Song”

The Chicago legends of Murder Metal/Death Metal, MACABRE, have come back recharged with Nuclear Blast and are making their entire discography available digitally. Check out the entire MACABRE catalogue here: geni.us/MacabreCatalogue

To celebrate, the band offers fans a music video for ‘The Ted Bundy Song’ off their 1993 album ‘Sinister Slaughter’. Directed by Jeffrey Sisson, the video features Travis Ryan of CATTLE DECAPITATION as Ted Bundy.

Corporate Death comments, “We are a band that has been around a very long time. Making the entire MACABRE catalogue available digitally is something new school for us, so to help promote that we decided to do something old school embracing new and make a music video from something deep in our catalogue. Going back to 1993, here is ‘The Ted Bundy Song’ from our ‘Sinister Slaughter’ album.“

As a bonus, the band launches their new “Bundy” shirt which features Travis Ryan. Buy your “Bundy” shirt on the band webstore here: http://murdermetal-com.3dcartstores.com/

Formed in 1985, MACABRE blends elements of true crime, math rock, nursery rhymes, punk, thrash, folk melodies, death metal, jazz fusion, black metal and more into an energetic, catchy and unmistakable amalgam. ‘Murder Metal’ is MACABRE’s signature style, a genre of one. The all-too-true tales of man’s inhumanity to man are delivered with knife-edge precision, interspersed with Corporate Death’s patented (back when he was a toddler) screech.

Fast and heavy, with a focus on things that make happy shiny people cringe, the original members, Corporate Death (guitar and vocals), Nefarious (bass and vocals) and Dennis the Menace (drums) are still together. MACABRE have brought mayhem to the world in the past decades, playing dozens of countries over the years. MACABRE’s rabid fans, including members of bands ranging from CARCASS to SLIPKNOT, relish the band’s tight and increasingly sophisticated music; they exult in their musical chops as much as in the band’s sense of humour, killer music, and deadly subjects.

Catch MACABRE live:
9.07.2020 – GER – IN FLAMMEN Open Air 2020
10.07.2020 –  DEN – Metal Magic Festival
16.07.2020 – CZECH – Obscene Extreme Festival

Syteria – Make Some Noise

SYTERIA release their new video for ‘Make Some Noise’ on 24th January, the first single taken from their upcoming album ‘Reflection’ which is out 21st February via Syteria Records/Cargo Distribution. Blending classic rock stylings with a punk fuzz, great tunes with heart and feel, and bucket loads of passion, SYTERIA have produced an absolute ripper of an album and one that should see them rise through the ranks at speed.

In a world full of negativity Syteria bring songs full of fun, 4 part harmonies and melodies that you can’t help but sing along to. Whilst their debut album was full of rants and frustration about the state of the planet, this one has a more reflective feel yet still packs a punch. Lyrically it will make you think and at it’s heart remains positive and will leave you feeling good after you hear it! SYTERIA use the ancient Solfeggio scale of recording in 432hz instead of the standard 440hz to leave you feeling in tune with the Universe.

Catch SYTERIA live at their upcoming shows:
Feb 9th Brickyard, Carlisle
5th March, Trillians, Newcastle
6th March, The Dragonffli, Pontypool
7th March, The Victoria, Swindon
12th March, Real Time Live, Chesterfield
13th March, The Rigger, Newcastle
14th March, Tapestry Arts, Bradford
15th March, King Billy rock bar, Northampton
20th March, Dreadnought Rock, Bathgate

Syteria are a band formed by Jackie ‘Jax’ Chambers, lead guitarist of the legendary Girlschool and are based in Yorkshire. They first came onto the scene in 2015, starting their full campaign in 2016 by self releasing their EP ‘Wake Up’. In 2016 they secured a permanent drummer in Pablo Calvo, Julia’s (vocals) younger brother, shortly afterwards playing gigs they were noticed and added to the line up of major festivals to play the main stages.

In 2017 after a successful Pledge campaign, they recorded their debut album ‘Rantobot’ and received rave reviews from magazines and online worldwide. In 2018 ‘Rantobot’ was nominated for an Independent Music Award for best album and short listed to the final 5. Syteria continued to play and promote the album playing major festivals in the Europe and even Thailand along with support shows throughout the year.

2019 saw a new chapter to the Syteria story starting, new bassist Steph Dawson formerly of the band ‘Scream Of Sirens’ joining and recording ‘Reflection’ due to be released 22nd February 2020 with a tour to follow.

The Birthday Massacre – The Sky Will Turn

“The night is short. It weighs heavy, but the light always awaits us,” begins the tagline from vocalist
Chibi about ‘Diamonds’, the forthcoming eighth album by The Birthday Massacre. A darkly poetic
line that could easily describe her band and its music. While often exploring the lower octaves with
minor chords and midnight dance beats, there is always a shining beacon of hope and light within.

An exciting series of dark and light moments that is a trademark of the band’s music, ‘Diamonds’
explores themes ranging from heartbreak to anguish and from lust to love. “‘Diamonds’ is a current
reflection of where Falcore, Chibi and I are at creatively,” states guitarist Rainbow. “For my part,
I think the lyrics are quite contemplative and philosophical. Underneath the surreal metaphors
and imagery are some very raw and personal sentiments.”

Set apart from their post-punk contemporaries by their distinctive soaring synths and guitars that
are paired with Chibi’s beautiful familiar and reassuring vocals, The Birthday Massacre have
mastered the art of balance. Exploring the darker register of music and songwriting, their songs
beg to peek into the depths and look inside, while at the same time offering hope and joy…and,
with their pounding beats and rhythms, an invitation to dance.

From the epic and majestic opener ‘Enter’, with its pounding bassline and soaring guitar textures,
to the chugging guitars of ‘Run’, the propulsive beats of ‘Mirrors’, right through to the atmospheric
and contemplative album closing ‘Parallel World’, ‘Diamonds’ is a consistently cohesive album
that highlights the searing guitar work of Falcore and Rainbow, the textured keyboards of Owen
and the solid rhythm section of drummer Rhim and bassist Nate Manor, all anchored by Chibi’s
pristine and vibrant vocals.

“Throughout the writing process we had the opportunity to collaborate with some of our closest
and dearest friends,” recalls Rainbow. “We did some writing sessions in L.A. with Amir Derakh and
RyanShuck from the band Julien-K. The guitar solo on the track ‘Flashback’ was actually written
and performed by Amir. We also worked with Brett Carruthers from the band A Primitive Evolution
[Metropolis label mates] for much of the recording process. Kevin James Maher of Fake Shark also
contributed some melodies and inspiration. And former member O.E. returned to contribute vocal
melodies and lyrics throughout the record.”

Preparing for the release of ‘Diamonds’, the band is excited for the next step, especially in terms
of live shows. Known for their exhilarating live performances, The Birthday Massacre are excited
to get back on the road. “Touring will take up the major part of the year in 2020,” adds Falcore.
“Beginning on March 27th, we kick off a US tour that will take us around the country in 35 days.
Many of the shows are already showing signs of selling out and extra shows have been added in
New York City for May.”

The band are also popular in the UK and mainland Europe, with live dates also on the agenda.
“We headline the Amphi Festival in Germany in July,” continues Falcore. “We are anxious to get
back to our European fans and so a full tour of European major capitals is planned for October,
just after we return from South America. Add Russia to the front of the European tour and the UK
to the back and that will take us into November.”

With the new album coming and a busy touring schedule, the band remains firmly grounded and
fully appreciative of its audience. “It’s going to be a great year getting out there to see our fans,” he
concludes. “From our very first website all through each of the albums, the fan support has been a
major reason for our success and so it is always important to us to include them as much as
possible in what we do.”

CELLAR DARLING – Love Pt II

Today, the Swiss Prog Metallers CELLAR DARLING unveil the new lyric video for ‘Love Pt. II’ from their latest album ‘The Spell’. Watch the video here

The band comment: “It seems the world desperately needs more love. So, here you go with an animated video of ‘Love Pt. II’, from our concept album ‘The Spell.’ This is the 10th video in our ongoing series, in which every one of the 13 album tracks will receive a visual interpretation by Costin Chioreanu. We hope you enjoy it!”

The entire album will be visualised with animated music videos to present the whole story of ‘The Spell’ in the enchanting and unmistakable style of Costin Chioreanu’s visual imagination. The remaining videos will be released later this year to complete the story so far.

The next chance to see the band live is on February 15th at the Wacken Winter Nights Festival.
15.02.  D         Wacken – Wacken Winter Nights

You can also catch CELLAR DARLING on their upcoming tour supporting their label mates TURILLI/ LIONE RHAPSODY at one of the dates below:

‘Rebirth And Evolution’ – European Tour 2020
w/ CELLAR DARLING, CANTERRA (*), QANTICE (**)
13.04. D Munich – Backstage (Halle)*
14.04. SLO Ljubljana – Kino Šiška*
15.04. H Budapest – Barba Negra*
17.04. B Bomal-Sur-Ourthe – Durbuy Rock*
18.04. CZ Prague – MeetFactory*
19.04. PL Warsaw – Klub Proxima*
21.04. PL Gdansk – B90*
22.04. D Hamburg – Gruenspan*
23.04. NL Eindhoven – Effenaar*
25.04. UK London – Islington Assembly Hall*
26.04. F Paris – Le Trabendo**
28.04. D Bochum – Matrix**
29.04. D Mannheim – MS Connexion Complex**
30.04. CH Solothurn – Kulturfabrik Kofmehl**
02.05. E Barcelona – Sala Salamandra**
03.05. E Madrid – Shôko**
05.05. E Bilbao – Santana 27**
06.05. F Toulouse – Le Metronum**
07.05. F Lyon – CCO Villeurbanne**
08.05. I Trezzo sull’Adda (MI) – Live Club**

Tickets and VIP packages are available now from www.tlrhapsody.com/tour.

CELLAR DARLING’s latest album ‘The Spell’ is available on all digital platforms as well as in physical collector’s editions version as a 2LP black vinyl or a limited edition 2CD digibook featuring an audiobook of Anna narrating the story of the record: http://nblast.de/CDTheSpell

LUCIFER STAR MACHINE – THE VOID

Today, Hamburg based rockers Lucifer Star Machine releases “The Void”, the first single taken from their fourth album “The Devil’s Breath”, set for release April the 3rd on The Sign Records. The single is released with a music video.

Lucifer Star Machine plays hard-hitting, heavy Rock’n’Roll influenced by Punk and Classic Rock. Their high energy live shows cement their reputation as a true in-your-face Hardcore Rock ‘n’ Roll act. But it is the segueing of this wanton brutality with their sense for heartfelt and catchy melodies that makes them truly stand out. The band has a vintage horror look which positions the band among the big boys of Rock‘n‘Roll: Motörhead, Ramones, Social Distortion, Volbeat and Turbonegro! A highly entertaining package combining raw, heartfelt music with great musicianship and addictive hooks.

Live Dates:
Fri 21.2.20 – Die Halle (D-Schmalfeld/Kaltenkirchen)
Sat 14.3.20 – Silo1 (D-Töging)
Fr. 10.4.20 – Monkeys Music Club (D-Hamburg)
Fri 17.4.20 – Vielfalt (D-Harsewinkel)
Sat 18.4.20 – Freakshow (D-Essen)
Fri 15.5.20 – Lola (NL-Groningen)
Sat 16.5.20 – Cafe The Jack (NL-Eindhoven)
Thurs 21.5.20 – Cassiopeia (D-Berlin)
Fri 22.5.20 – Das Bett (D-Frankfurt)
Sat 23.5.20 – Junkyard (D-Dortmund)
Fri 10.7.20 – Blizzarrrd Rock Festival (D-Bornhöved) w/Slade, Nazareth, Chuck Norris Experiment … www.blizzarrrd-rock.de
Thurs 1.10.20 Meisenfrei (D-Bremen)
Wed 30.12.20 – Lido (D-Berlin)
Thurs 31.12.20 – 007 Strahov (CZ-Prague)

IRIST – Georgia metal phenomenon join Nuclear Blast Records

Georgia heavy metal powerhouse IRIST has joined Nuclear Blast and will release their debut, full-length album, Order of the Mind, on March 27th. Today, the band has unveiled a monstrous new song titled ‘Burning Sage’, with an accompanying music video that can be viewed below.

Pre-order your copy of Order of the Mind here: nuclearblast.com/irist-ootm

Stream / pre-save / pre-add ‘Burning Sage’ and the album here: nblast.de/IRISTpreSave

The framework for IRIST began in the summer of 2015 when South American born friends Pablo Davila (guitar) and Bruno Segovia (bass) conspired on a dream of finding success in music outside their native lands as iconic metal band Sepultura had done decades before. After relocating from their homelands to Atlanta, the duo brought on Adam Mitchell (guitar) and Jason Belisha (drums) and began writing music. Their demos eventually made their way to Nuclear Blast executive Monte Conner who saw massive potential in the band. After the addition of vocalist Rodrigo Carvalho, the group’s creative cohesion and songwriting improved immensely and after new demos were made, Conner inked a deal with them for Nuclear Blast and IRIST was officially born.

On Order of the Mind, IRIST’s skillful songwriting is jaw droppingly impressive, and although only together for a relatively short period of time, they sound years ahead of a ‘debut’ record and more like a well-seasoned band in the prime of their career. While there are vestiges of the group’s pan-South American heritage (from Andean music to Sepultura) throughout Order of the Mind, the band’s collective influences come from all parts of the heavy spectrum. From The Melvins, Ratos de Porão, and Alice in Chains to The Dillinger Escape Plan, Soundgarden and Converge, IRIST fold in, twist fervently, and scorch their faves until they’re decidedly protean and uniquely a product of the fivesome’s songwriting prowess. In many respects, Order of the Mind is itinerant, introspective, portentous, indefatigable in its attack, but that’s not all it is either. IRIST’s angst-powered thrusts are distinctly advanced utilizing opposing forces, textures, and layers, so no single sonic model fits perfectly, as heard on the band’s first single ‘Burning Sage’.

Order of the Mind is full of waves of rhythms and emotions and no track echoes this more than ‘Burning Sage’. It begins by catching you off guard with an intense and chaotic verse, coming in without warning. Then it breathes for a few seconds allowing a calm as a clean percussive break blasts itself into a straightforward pulsating chorus. Bruno Segovia attributes this sonic styling as being “what we thought made ‘Burning Sage’ the right song to introduce our sound.”

‘Burning Sage’ is accompanied by music video directed by Mount Emult (PIXIES, DYING FETUS) who paints an intensely chaotic picture with a frenzied deluge of imagery on a canvas that synchs perfectly with the song’s torrential soundscape.

“’Burning Sage’s’ frantic rhythmic patterns and ritualistic imagery made our choice to work with Mount Emult rather easy,” says vocalist Rodrigo Carvalho. “We wanted to convey this song’s dark atmosphere. Mount Emult’s exciting collage work allowed us to do just that. ‘Burning Sage’ is about overcoming negative emotions – the process is represented as a ritual in which these emotions are purged. It made sense to use imagery that were a part of different cultures to illustrate how universal this theme is.”

Order of the Mind was engineered, produced, and mixed by Lewis Johns at the Ranch Production House in Southampton, UK and mastered by Grammy Award-winning engineer Ted Jensen (METALLICA, MASTODON, DEFTONES) at Sterling Sound.

PSYCHOTIC WALTZ – All The Bad Men

US Progressive Metal pioneers and innovators PSYCHOTIC WALTZ will soon release their 5th studio album, “The God-Shaped Void”, worldwide on February 14th, 2020. Written and recorded with their full original line-up, “The God-Shaped Void”, showcases the first new PSYCHOTIC WALTZ music in 23 years and will be the band’s debut release for InsideOutMusic.

In anticipation of the release, PSYCHOTIC WALTZ are presenting a second single off the album today. Check out the song “All The Bad Men” via a video-clip created by Costin Chioreanu / Twight13Media (Leprous, At The Gates, Borknagar, etc.) here:

PSYCHOTIC WALTZ guitarist Dan Rock says of the song: “This started out from an old acoustic guitar riff I had back in the ‘90s before we broke up. Oddly, there is no acoustic guitar in it at all!  It became the heavy verse riff. This song took a while to find the right notes for the lead and the proper groove for the drums. Early versions of this song make us cringe, so persistence obviously pays off, as it is one of our favorites from the album now.”

And PSYCHOTIC WALTZ say of the video:  “For the first video we trusted visual artist Costin Chioreanu to come up with something fittingly dark, dystopian, abstract and trippy. And he really outdid himself!  Besides, an animated video is a lot better than looking at a bunch of middle-aged guys rocking out in an empty warehouse.”

The basic tracks for “The God-Shaped Void” were recorded with engineer Ulrich Wild in the band’s hometown of San Diego, then the rest of the recordings at Studio D in Austria and finally the material was mixed/mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Fates Warning) at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. Artwork was created by longtime visual partner Travis Smith (Katatonia, Riverside, Nevermore).

The album’s bonus track “Season Of The Swarm” will be available on the limited Mediabook CD (which comes with expanded booklet and an exclusive logo patch), on the vinyl edition as well as on the Digital versions. A standard Jewelcase CD edition is available as well.

The vinyl edition of “The God-Shaped Void” comes as 2LP on 180gr. vinyl with gatefold packaging and with the entire album on CD as bonus in the following versions:

– Black 2LP + CD: Unlimited

– Lilac 2LP + CD: 200x copies from IOM Webshop – Sold Out!

– Transparent Blue 2LP + CD: 200x copies from Nuclear Blast

– Dark Green 2LP + CD: 300x copies from CM Distro

All formats are available for pre-order here: https://psychoticwaltz.lnk.to/TheGodShapedVoid