Death metal legends INCANTATION announce the Siege of the Profane headlining European tour throughout early Spring 2019. Support will be provided by Defeated Sanity and Skinned. The tour begins March 15 in Paris, FR and ends April 5 in Aarhus, DK. All confirmed tour dates are available below. INCANTATION’s Profane Nexus is out now on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical bundle orders are available via and digital orders .

Mar 15 Paris, FR – Gibus
Mar 16 Mannheim, DE – Ms Connexion Complex
Mar 17 Lyon, FR – CCO
Mar 19 Madrid, ES- Caracol
Mar 20 Barcelona, ES – Boveda
Mar 21 Montpellier, FR – Secret Place
Mar 22 Baden, CH – Werkk Kulturlokal
Mar 23 Venice, IT – Revolver
Mar 24 Como, IT – Centrale Rock Pub
Mar 25 Prague, CZ – Nova Chmelnice
Mar 26 Bratislava, SK – Randal
Mar 28 Vienna, AU – Viper Room
Mar 29 Hirschaid, DE – Braincrusher In Hell
Mar 30 Poznan, PL – U Bazyla
Mar 31 Krakow, PL – Kwadrat
Apr 01 Warsaw, PL – Proxima
Apr 02 Berlin, DE – Musik & Frieden
Apr 03 Bochum, DE – Matrix
Apr 04 Zaandam, NL – Podium Flux
Apr 05 Aarhus, DK – Royal Metal Festival

God Dethroned – London show with Suffocation

Dutch Death Metallers GOD DETHRONED will return to European stages in April for a full European run in support of American Death Metallers SUFFOCATION. A London show at The Underworld on April 15, 2019 has just been announced. For more info:

04.04 – Ludwigsburg (GER) “Rockfabrik”
05.04 – Essen (GER) “Turock”
06.04 – Aalborg (DEN) “Royale Metalfest” *
07.04 – Hamburg (GER) “Kulturpalast”
09.04 – Osnabrück (GER) “Bastard Club”
10.04 – Rotterdam (NLD) “Baroeg”
11.04 – Alkmaar (NLD) “Victorie”
13.04 – Enschede (NLD) “Metropool”
15.04 – London (UK) – „The Underworld“
16.04 – Esch/Alzette (LUX) “Kulturfabrik” ***
17.04 – Geneve (SUI) “l’Usine”
18.04 – Luzern (SUI) “Schuur”
19.04 – Mannheim (GER) “MS Connexion”
20.04 – Zwickau (GER) “Seilerstrasse”
21.04 – Brno (CZE) “Melodka”
23.04 – Bucharest (ROM) “Quantic Club”
24.04 – Cluj Napoca (ROM) “Form Space”
25.05 – Ostrava (CZE) “Barrack Club”
26.04 – Budapest (HUN) “Durer Kert” **
28.04 – Graz (AUT) “Xplosiv”

* – no Belphegor
** – no God Dethroned
*** – no Nordjevel

GOD DETHRONED comments: „It’s been a while since we properly toured Europe.So it’s fair to say that we were quite excited to get the offer from our friends in Suffocation and Belphegor to join them on their upcoming European tour. We plan to put together a setlist which will contain some songs that we haven’t played for a while and songs which we never played before, so it should be quite interesting for our fans. Looking forward to hit the road again and to meet a lot of old and possibly a lot of new fans!“

Other GOD DETHRONED dates:
31.01.-04.02.2019 US – Fort Lauderdale @ 70.000 Tons Of Metal
16.03.2019 NL – Beek en Donk @ Fortress Fest
12.04.2019 DE – Dettelbach @ Metal Franconia
26.04.2019 DE – Lichtenfels @ Ragnarök Festival
3.08.2019 DE – Eisenach @ Burgbrand Festival

Devil’s Gun – Tear Down the Wall

DEVIL‘S GUN premiere the video for their second single from their upcoming ’SING FOR THE CHAOS‘ album. ”It‘s finally here! The second wall breaking single ”Tear Down The Wall” from Devil‘s Guns upcoming album ’Sing For The Chaos‘. Let‘s bang our heads so we can bring down evil together once and for all!”

Devil‘s Gun are back! Hot off the presses, “Sing For The Chaos”, Devil‘s Gun’s new album will showcase the world what heavy metal is all about. This is the real deal. No frills. No punches pulled. No ballads. No bullshit. The band‘s sophomore album includes ten tracks that will make your head spin, your adrenaline rush and work those neck muscles like never before. From speed to boogie with melodies, sharp riffs and choruses that will set ears ablaze around the globe. The album will be released on the 12th of April. Soon you will get the chance to headbang like you never heard the term whiplash, sing like your vocal chords are made of titanium and play air guitar until you become Yngwe Malmsteen himself. The metal gods are pleased!

BEAST IN BLACK – ‘From Hell With Love’

In about three weeks, up and coming metallers BEAST IN BLACK will finally unleash their sophomore album ‘From Hell With Love’, on February 8, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band explains the meaning behind the album title and Roman Ismailov tells more about the creation of the artwork in the third album trailer instalment. Watch here:

States Anton, “‘Die By The Blade’ is one of the ‘Berserk’ manga related songs on the album and apart from its very straightforward song title, the lyrics deal with a deeper issue than it might seem at first glance. Music-wise it’s a definite BEAST IN BLACK style heavy metal earworm and Yannis’ powerful and emotional all-or-nothing type of performance deserves a special mention!”

‘From Hell With Love’ can now be pre-ordered in various formats, here:

– DIGI + PATCH (Mailorder only!)
– 2LP (black, orange)

Pre-order the album digitally to receive ‘Sweet True Lies’ instantly!
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The album was once again recorded in Anton’s own Sound Request Studio, and true to the motto “Never change a winning team”, the cover artwork was created by Roman Ismailov who worked on’Berserker’ as well as the first record Kabanen wrote under the banner of BATTLE BEAST, ‘Steel’ (2012). ‘From Hell With Love’ delivers everything that made fans love Anton’s work in the first place. A slew of fast-paced tracks like the opener ‘Cry Out For A Hero’ and ‘Repentless’, hymnic songs ‘Unlimited Sin’ and ‘This Is War’ and one of the band’s specialties, mid-tempo smashers thatonly BEAST IN BLACK can deliver are back and represented on the new disc by the lead single ‘Sweet True Lies’ and the album’s title track. There’s one thing that all of these tracks have in common – each and every song catches the listener with irresistible melodies, taking residence in the listener’s mind from the moment they hear it.

DEVILMENT – Hell At My Back

Witch County nefarious frights DEVILMENT – led by vehement frontman Dani Filth – have released an official live music video for the track ‘Hell At My Back’, which was shot during the band’s storming set at Bloodstock Open Air Festival last year.

The band states: “The live video for ‘Hell At My Back’ was taken from Devilment’s performance at Bloodstock 2017, which was an awesome show played at an awesome festival. We had quite a riot at Bloodstock that year, with some truly unforgettable moments courtesy of meeting bands and friends amid many alcoholic beverages.This was actually the last show for both Lauren and Nick, who left the band amicably not long after the show for commitments in the real world.

‘Hell At My Back’ is a precursor to our forthcoming appearance at this year’s HRH Metal III. Lyrically, the protagonist of the song is constantly haunted by his past,  hunted by the horrors he has confronted since time immemorial. Awful things he has done in the name of love. But it is again another song of defiance, of staying the inevitable, of the eternal struggle of ‘being’. Of evading the clutching powers of Hell”.

‘Hell At My Back’ is taken from the band’s latest masterpiece ‘Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes’.

Order ‘Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes’ here:
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It’s apocalypse on the high seas! Not only will February 1st mark the release of Chontaraz’ upcoming albumSpeed The Bullet, the band from Hell, Norway, will also celebrate their release aboard 70000TONS OF METAL that day, carrying off metalheads from all over the world into their ruinous realm. As a preparatory measure today, the lyric video for their final single prior to the album release, Ra Fa El, is set loose onto our world, conveying an eerie story dealing with emotional turmoil and its resolution.

The song’s haunting qualities are best described in the bands’ own words: “Imagine a situation where you try to open up, seeking shelter and comfort with other human beings, only to be fooled, maybe even tricked again and again. As your psyche gets trapped in a corner, you are on the verge of losing yourself and feel as if a dark voice is corrupting your mind, but to fight your inner demons, you still need to reach out for help instead of abandoning your belief in your fellow human beings. This is what Ra Fa El is about, encountering despair and how to overcome it.“ Ra Fa El will be available as stream and download in stores all over the web on Friday, Jan 18th.

AENIMUS – What’s Behind ‘The Dark Triad’

With an arsenal of technical skills ready to unleash upon the world, Bay Area natives AENIMUS are set to release their forthcoming sophomore album, Dreamcatcher, on February 22nd via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, Guitarists Sean Swafford and Jordan Rush discuss their second single, ‘The Dark Triad’. Watch as they talk about how the song came together and how Silence of the Lambs inspired the song, here

Dreamcatcher will be available on jewelcase CD, black vinyl LP and digitally. Pre-order your copy:
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15.03. USA Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
16.03. USA San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
17.03. USA Mesa, AZ – Club Red
19.03. USA Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
20.03. USA Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
21.03. USA Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
22.03. USA Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
23.03. USA Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live!
24.03. USA Houston, TX – Scout Bar
26.03. USA Orlando, FL – The Haven
27.03. USA Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
28.03. USA Raleigh, NC – The Maywood
29.03. USA Richmond, VA – The Canal Club
30.03. USA Worcester, MA – Palladium
31.03. USA New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
01.04. CDN Montréal, QC – Théâtre Corona
02.04. CDN Québec City, QC – Impérial Bell
03.04. CDN Toronto, ON – Mod Club Theatre
05.04. USA Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
06.04. USA Minneapolis, MN – Studio B
07.04. CDN Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre
08.04. CDN Regina, SK – The Exchange
09.04. CDN Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
10.04. CDN Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub
12.04. CDN Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
13.04. USA Seattle, WA – El Corazon
14.04. USA Portland, OR – The Bossanova Ballroom
15.04. USA Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House

Herod – Reckoning

Herod have arisen from the ever- prosperous Swiss music scene. Throughout their young 4 years of presence, they have already shared the stage with such acts as Gojira, Crowbar, The Ocean, Carcass, Obituary, Napalm Death and Voivod – Attesting their repute as the bus boy’s of King Herod, serving up whole sides of rare riffs, disposition, beauty and authority.

Initially the brain child of guitarist Pierre Carroz, 2014 saw Herod’s debut release “They were None” via Mighty Music and a subsequent European tour. Following the departure of original vocalist David, former THE OCEAN (Precambrian) vocalist Mike Pilat was recruited for follow up album “Sombre Dessein”.

Pilat also plays guitar and Herod are now furnished with a supplementary layer of musicality to complement both heaviness and soundscape aspects of their palette. CARCASS guitar player Bill Steer makes a guest appearance on the track “Fork Tongue”.

Recorded and mixed by Swiss audiophile Julien Fehlman, mastered by Magnus Lindberg from Cult of Luna, “Sombre Dessein” is an album of staggering riffs, intricate yet groovy polyrhythmic patterns and sheer heaviness. The bi-lingual vocal approach adds an unusual but intriguing aspect to the band’s delivery of their craft.

Now the band have shared the first crushing new track from the album titled ‘Reckoning’. The band comment:

“The track “Reckoning” is the first single of the upcoming album “Sombre Dessein”.

The concept behind “Sombre Dessein” is “the rise and fall of dictatorship & benevolent dictatorship” – This and the modern human condition/the disease of consumerism.

“Reckoning” in particular, is the chapter of our story where we begin to see the cracks in the foundations… the turbulence and tearing down of initial visions/misinformation. Additionally, it was the first song that has been composed for this album and was always intended to be the single.

Bonus trivia: This is the song that the band recorded as a pre-production in order to find the next singer. Mike had reached out to Pierre after mutual friend Julien Fehlmann had told him of their vacant position. He received an MP3 of the track and took that off with him to Scotland where he was staying for a week, in a rural cottage over 100 years old. He borrowed a friend’s mobile rig and screamed down the cottage, then walked around for about an hour outside trying to get a 4G signal to upload haha. Needless to say, he got the part…

The aesthetic of the video clip is made out of old footage of ancient civilisations which have collapsed at some point. Our current civilization will not escape this statement and we might reach the end of it.

“Sombre Dessein” is released on 15th February via Pelagic Records.

Pre-order here:

Herod will also be touring Europe in March + April with The Ocean:

13/03 – DE, Stuttgart – Im Wizemann
14/03 – CH, Geneva – PTR/ L’Usine
15/03 – FR, Lyon – CCO
16/03 – FR, Toulouse – Rex
17/03 – FR, Marseilles – Les Pennes Mirabeau
18/03 – FR, Colmar – Le Grillen
19/03 – FR, Bethune – Le Poche
20/03 – UK, Birmingham – Mama Roux
21/03 – IR, Limerick – Dolan’s Warehouse
22/03 – IR, Dublin – Voodoo Lounge
23/03 – UK, Glasgow – Audio
24/03 – UK, Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
25/03 – BE, Antwerp – Trix
26/03 – NL, Den Haag – Paard
27/03 – DE, Cologne – Club Volta
28/03 – DE, Leipzig – Werk 2
29/03 – PL, Poznan – U Bazyla
30/03 – DE, Bremen – Tower
31/03 – DE, Hamburg – Logo
02/04 – SE, Stockholm – Fryhuset, Klubben
03/04 – SE, Gothenburg – Tradgarn
06/04 – NO, Stavangar – Folken
07/04 – NO, Hamar – Gregers
08/04 – DK, Copenhagen – Vega

MAESTUS – “Deliquesce”

Doom band MAESTUS have just released a lyric video for the title track from their upcoming album Deliquesce. The album will be released on Feb 8th via code666.

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In further news the band has announced some shows to coincide with the album’s release date. All dates can be found below:

Portland OR
Maestus, Ninth Moon Black, The Swan Thief
Tonic Lounge

Olympia, WA
Maestus, Ninth Moon Black, Entrail

Eugene, OR
Conan, Maestus, and Sixes
Old Nick’s Pub

Toledo Steel – When The Night Draws In

TOLEDO STEEL are premiering a brand new video for the track “When The Night Draws In”

Guitarist Tom Potter explains what it‘s about: “When The Night Draws In was actually the first song we wrote for the album; Matt and I had spent the day before at a gig in London and the next day (once our hangovers had worn off!) we sat down, got to work and came up with the song pretty much as it is today. It’s one of our favourite songs to play live and we’ve found that it always goes down well, wherever we are playing. The accompanying T-shirt is also one of the most popular items available from our online store and we were very flattered when we saw it being worn on stage by former Iron Maiden singer Blaze Bayley! When we were working out how to approach our first music video, the idea of combining the energy from our live show with the strong imagery contained in the lyrics of When The Night Draws In was something we felt we had to explore and we’re very happy and proud of the results.”

Watch out for an announcement about tour dates imminently.

Listen to the first single and title track of the album ’No Quarter‘ below!! You can also Buy and Stream the single HERE:

Based in Southampton, Toledo Steel have been conquering stages across the UK and Europe since 2011 with their own style of 80s influenced high energy heavy metal and have proved themselves to be one of the UK‘s leading forces in the New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal.