TENGGER CAVALRY – You And I, Under The Same Sky

TENGGER CAVALRY’s sixth studio album and Napalm Records’ debut titled “Cian Bi” is set to be released tomorrow – February 23rd 2018!  To celebrate the upcoming release the band premieres another track entitled “You And I, Under The Same Sky”!

This very special band teaches the greatness of every sound symbiosis: With a mighty mix out of Mongolian overtone singing and violin empowered folk metal, New York mind blasters TENGGER CAVALRY create something more than unique. We promise: Exciting folk metal tunes like you have never heard before!

Says band mastermind Nature G: “We are glad to release the last track before full album comes out on 23rd. It is a Native American folk themed song!”

TENGGER CAVALRY, or “the army of sky god”, is not just a Billboard-featured metal band, but also the symbol of nomadic warrior spirit that connects fans from all over the world. Since the band formed in 2010, TENGGER CAVALRY successfully completed two headlining tours across over 40 cities of North America, performed at legendary venues such as The Marlin Room at Webster Hall or the Whisky a Go Go, a sold out show at Carnegie Hall and have been featured on CNN, the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. To this date, TENGGER CAVALRY have released five full-length albums, two EPs and numerous singles, including unique cover interpretations of classics such as Motorhead’s ‘Fight’.

‘Cian Bi’ stands for the name of an ancient nomadic tribe that immigrated into Northern China to merge cultural differences. The band’s nomadic fighting spirit helps to fuse unworldly cultures in harmony – and that’s the spirit! With their music as a deputy: Distorted guitars and doublebass-blast beats hit this very own singing style out of Central Asia. With the Mongolian horsehead fiddle aka Morin khuur these extremes got stick together to a thrilling sound: This is innovation surpremely!

RXPTRS – Bound

Genre-warping alternative rock quintet RXPTRS have just dropped their
spanking new video for Bound, watch it here.

Bristol based five-some, RXPTRS, are poised to be one of the bands to break
this year. Serving up a sound that combines both ferocious grit and melody,
and takes from both hardcore punk and theatrical rock, RXPTRS cite everyone
from Every Time I Die, Beartooth and My Chemical Romance as influences, and
with a fiercely creative heart at their core, the group pushes boundaries
and treks beyond the limits of genre.

Although the five-piece only formed at the end of last year, they have a
glowing assurance and obvious maturity that is evident to all. Known to each
other from previous musical endeavours, the band soon gelled and wasted no
time in hitting the studio. The alternative crew headed to Hidden Track
Studios to work with Oz Craggs (Feed the Rhino) on their debut release and
came out with a stunning debut offering in the shape of their new single,
Bound. The release ideally exemplifies the band’s infectious and layered sound.
Vocalist Simon Roach comments about the subject matter of their track:
“Bound is an account of a passionate relationship that turned incredibly violent
and abusive. It’s a semi-autobiographical story of the breakdown of the relationship,
a love story with a twist.”

With a UK tour happening right now and further releases in the pipeline, be
sure to catch RXPTRS now before they break out to the masses.

VENIN – TRAFIQUANT DE ROCK

VENIN, the legendary French heavy metal squad, will release their new – in fact their debut – album entitled “La Morsure Du Tempts” on March 16, 2018, on Grumpy Mood Records. After the successful reissue of the same titled EP from 1987, VENIN, one of the most legendary French hard rock / heavy metal acts, decided to take the high road and played bunch of reunion shows. Jean-Marc Battini and his crew decided to strike the iron while it’s hot, and wrote new material: full of energy, catchy and powerful horuses, and many guitar duels. “La Morsure Du Tempts” includes 9 songs with French lyrics. The album will be promoted on several festival and club shows, and will be available in several different formats.

The Temperance Movement – Caught in the Middle

British rock and rollers THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT have returned with news of a brand new studio album that was released on the 16th February 2018, supported by a European headlining tour. The album is currently No 3 In the Official UK Album Chart Midweeks. The band have just made an exclusive live performance video of album track “Caught In The Middle” taken from a recent YouTube session.

Following a whirlwind few years in which they released two Top 20 albums, toured around the world and shared the stage with rock megastars THE ROLLING STONES. THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT are finally back, having been hard at work behind the scenes preparing for an even bigger year in 2018.

The band’s eagerly-anticipated new album, ‘A Deeper Cut’, features 12 brand new songs which draw on the band’s recent experiences and showcase their ever-improving songwriting abilities.

“This is my favourite record we’ve made so far and I’m more excited about getting this out there than I have been about any of the previous albums,” states guitarist Paul Sayer.  “I feel like we’ve really captured what the band is about on this one; I can’t wait for people to hear it and I can’t wait to get out on the road and play it live to everyone.”

Guitarist Matt White, who makes his recording debut with THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT on ‘A Deeper Cut’, adds: “There isn’t an ounce of fat on this album.  Everything that is on there happened because it was absolutely necessary and vital that it was put down.  It’s both a nod to the past and a wink to the future.  It was a pleasure to be involved in writing and recording with The Temperance Movement for the first time.  I feel that together, with [producer] Sam Miller, we have surpassed any expectations that were placed upon us and that we have produced the finest body of work from the band to date.”

‘A Deeper Cut’ is available for pre-order now on limited edition signed digipak CD, regular digipak CD, regular vinyl, and limited edition signed coloured vinyl.

Sold Out 14 date UK club tour in November 2017

Mon 19th Feb 2018           Brighton, Concorde 2, UK
Tues 20th Feb                        Cambridge. Junction, UK
Wed 21st Feb                        Birmingham, o2 Institute, UK
Thurs 22nd Feb                     Bristol, o2 Academy, UK
Sat 24th Feb                           Poole, Winters End Festival, UK festival date
Sun 25th Feb                          Manchester, o2 Ritz, UK
Tues 27th Feb                        Dublin, Grand Social, EIRE
Wed 28th Feb                        Belfast, Empire Music Hall, UK
Fri 2nd March                        Aberdeen, The Garage, UK
Sat 3rd March                        Glasgow, Barrowlands, UK
Sun 4th March                       Newcastle, University, UK
Mon 5th March                     Sheffield, o2 Academy, UK
Wed 7th March                    Portsmouth, Pyramids, UK
Thurs 8th March                  Nottingham, Rock City, UK
Fri 9th March                        London, o2 Forum, UK
Sun 18th March                    Munich, Backstage Werk, GERMANY
Mon 19th March                  Vienna, Chelsea, AUSTRIA
Wed 21st March                 Prague, Futurum, CZECH REPUBLIC
Thurs 22nd March              Warsaw, Hydrozagadka, POLAND
Sat 24th March                     Berlin, Lido, GERMANY
Sun 25th March                    Hamburg, Knust, GERMANY
Tues 27th March                 Cologne, Buergerhaus, GERMANY
Wed 28th March                 Amsterdam, Melkweg, HOLLAND
Thurs 29th March               Leffinge, De Zwerver, BELGIUM
Sun 1st April                           Cenon, Le Rocher De Palmer, FRANCE
Mon 2nd April                        Nantes, Le Ferrailleur, FRANCE

UK tickets available through www.livenation.co.uk www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Support tbc

EARTHLESS – Black Heaven

San Diego-based trio Earthless return with their new full-length album Black Heaven on March 16 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Today the band are sharing the album’s title track, ahead of kicking off their eagerly-anticipated US and EU tour. “A whirlwind ride through dark clouds and muddy waters, hi-energy sludge that rolls and heavy riffage that rocks”, is how drummer Mario Rubalcaba describes ‘Black Heaven’. “Psychedelic sprinkles all over the place make me wanna turn this sucker up loud as hell only to howl at the heavens!”

“The main riff for ‘Black Heaven’ came about during a soundcheck in Australia in 2015”, adds bass player Mike Eginton. “I think we sort of played that riff a little bit several times on that tour while we were setting up. Other parts came in over the following years, but it wasn’t ever worked on very seriously until we started working on Black Heaven. Then it came together pretty quickly when we started jamming it out.”

Black Heaven is now available to pre-order:
Limited Edition coloured and splatter vinyl: http://nblast.de/EarthlessShop
Limited Edition Black Vinyl: http://nblast.de/EarthlessVinyl
Limited Edition Digipack CD: http://nblast.de/EarthlessDigipack
Digital album from iTunes:  http://nblast.de/EarthlessBlackHeavenIT

MINISTRY – Should Trump be Impeached or Jailed?

On November 9, 2016, Ministry’s Al Jourgensen woke up feeling a little bit nauseous. “Disgusted and depressed/we know the world is just a mess/Distortion of reality/The truth is under arrest”…”This is the twilight zone.”  These are the words that begin ‘Twilight Zone’, the lead off track from Ministry’s forthcoming album AmeriKKKant, due out March 9 (Nuclear Blast).

But, as far as the man in the White House goes, Uncle Al’s holding on to his own glimmer of hope: “I predict he’s going down this year”, Jourgensen said, “impeachment…this year.  Resignation and shame. I don’t think it’ll be through Congress which is too spineless, I really think it will be a resignation on his part.”

However, there is now a new, bright ray of light that has cropped up in the past several days. It has become apparent to Jourgensen that whatever happens to Trump, the kids from Parkland, FL’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High are paving the way to putting our country back on a course of sanity and true democracy.

“Voters do count and what these young students have done is to stimulate the survival mode of our spinless politicians at hyper speed with the one thing they understand – money,” said Jourgensen.  “The money that they accept quid pro quo for their silence and inaction when it comes to gun control, that same money that will dry up from party donors’ bottom line losses that will now occur with the klieg lights fully on their corporate shareholders.  I fully support the tactics taken by these kids because THEY are the ones who will REALLY make America great again.”

PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM:
Limited Edition Vinyl and merchandise:  http://bit.ly/MinistryShop
CD or Black Vinyl:  https://store.hmv.com/music/vinyl/AmeriKKKant

Primordial – “To Hell or the Hangman”

Irish Pagan Metal Gods PRIMORDIAL will release their new album ‘Exile Amongst The Ruins’ March 30th through Metal Blade Records. Teaming with producer Ola Ersfjord, who worked on PRIMORDIAL’s 2016 live album ‘Gods To The Godless’, the record was tracked at Dublin’s Camelot Studios, located adjacent to their rehearsal room. PRIMORDIAL have now released the 2nd single out of the album. Please click youtube.com to watch the video for ‘To Hell Or The Hangman’, directed by Costin Chioreanu.

Comments PRIMORIDAL singer A.A. Nemtheanga: “In 1493 Walter Lynch was hanged by his own father James Lynch, Mayor of Galwayon on the West coast of Ireland for the murder of a young Spanish noblemen who was visiting the family home. He had fallen in love with a young woman by the name of Agnes in the Lynch of household and in a fit of jealous rage one night Walter took the young Spaniard’s life. The story goes that an angry ‘lynch mob’ took to the streets and barred the way to the usual execution spot so James took his son Walter and hung him with his bare hands from the open window into the street…..he was lynched from the hanging sill. ‘To Hell or the Hangman’ is this story through Walters eyes, a tale of unrequited love with a murderous end. Enough drama for you? A curious and strange song for single number two from the new album, dark romanticism! so get on the dancefloor…”

Surf over to metalblade.com/primordial to check out the video for the first single ‘Stolen Years’. At the same location you can pre-order ‘Exile Amongst The Ruins’ in the following formats:

–ltd. 1st ed. Digibook-CD with bonus-CD
–jewelcase-CD
–ltd. ed. Artbook (incl. 5 x 10″ in golden vinyl)
–180g black vinyl
–clear gray-brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 700 copies)
–violet red purple marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–clear pale pink/white splattered vinyl (EU ebay exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–purple red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–transparent green vinyl (Blast exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–dead gold marbled vinyl (Napalm exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–rosy brown/purple marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 400 copies)
–tan clear vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200 copies)

Once again building upon their signature sound, the follow up to 2014’s ‘Where Greater Men Have Fallen’ is a more raw, “old school sounding” record than its predecessor. Hitting home with what vocalist A.A. Nemtheanga describes as “a direct energy” and wielding an urgency that is undeniable, the Irish quintet once again effortlessly blend elements of tragedy and might like no one else. Likewise, the evolution in their sound continues to be organic and unforced, ensuring that ‘Exile Amongst The Ruins’ is essential listening for both their long term faithful and those only now drawn into their world.

To coincide with the album release the Irishmen have just announced two special and rather intimate album-release shows in Germany as well as their appearance on the ‘Heathen Crusade’ European tour with Finnish MOONSORROW as co-headliners and German DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT as support act!

PRIMORDIAL – ‘Exile Amongst The Ruins’ release shows:
30/03/18 DE – Berlin – Cassiopeia w/Albez Duz
31/03/18 DE – Köln – Jungle Club w/Ketzer & Bastard Royalty

Heathen Crusade 2018
Presented by Metal Hammer, Deaf Forever, Guitar, Kulturnews, Metal.de, Firebird Industries & Dragon Productions
PRIMORDIAL
+ MOONSORROW
+ DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT
12/04/18 NL – Leeuwarden – Neushoorn
13/04/18 NL – Tilburg – 013
14/04/18 FR – Paris – Trabendo
15/04/18 BE – Brugge – Entrepot
16/04/18 UK – London – Islington Assembly Hall
17/04/18 LU – Esch-sur-Alzette – Kulturfabrik
18/04/18 CH – Pratteln – Z7
19/04/18 DE – Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik
20/04/18 DE – Leipzig – Hellraiser
21/04/18 CZ – Prague – Akropolis
22/04/18 SK – Kosice – Colloseum
23/04/18 HU – Budapest – Barba Negra
24/04/18 AT – Wien – Szene
25/04/18 DE – München – Backstage
26/04/18 DE – Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
27/04/18 DE – Bochum – Matrix
28/04/18 DE – Hamburg – Markthalle

Get your tickets now: http://www.dragon-productions.eu
Further info here: https://www.facebook.com/HeathenCrusade

Further PRIMORDIAL festival appearances:
12/05/18 NO – Haugesund – Karmoygeddon
26/05/18 IE – Dublin – Tivoli Theatre
09/06/18 SE – Sölvesborg – Sweden Rock
14/07/18 DE – Balingen – Bang Your Head!!!
20/07/18 DE – Bertingen – Rock Unter Den Eichen
21/07/18 IT – Brescia – Colony Festival
27/07/18 SI – Tolmin – Metaldays
11/08/18 ES – Villena – Leyendas Del Rock
12/08/18 BE – Kortrijk – Alcatraz Metal Festival
26/08/18 RO – Suceava – Bucovina Rock Castle

Grave Lines – The Nihilist Engine

NHS are immensely proud to unveil the second album by London/Brighton heavy contingent GRAVE LINES. Titled ‘FED INTO THE NIHILIST ENGINE’ it will be released on double vinyl, cd and download this coming May. Their debut “Welcome To Nothing”, crashed into life with a triumphant stamp in 2016.  Now “FED INTO THE NIHILIST ENGINE” sees the band expand their sound across 9 weighty, yet darkly melodic tracks.

Coming in at just shy of an hour. FED INTO THE NIHILIST ENGINE is a must listen for fans of all things heavy, however anybody seeking music that delves into the darker and more introspective aspects of the human condition, will find much to love within its expansive tracks. At times quiet and melancholy. At times an oppressive and miserable onslaught of crushing riffs and filth-laden grooves. Fans of Yob to Neurosis, even Bauhaus or Dead Can Dance, take heed, FITNE reaches out to encompass elements of them all. Watch the video for ‘The Nihilist Engine’ now, directed by Noomi Spook:

Made up of Julia Owen, Jake Harding, Oliver Irongiant and Stgr’n Matt, Grave Lines are no strangers to the heavy music scene (previous bands include Throne, Sea Bastard, Dead Existence, Casual Nun, Landskap, War Wolf, Dysteria, The Death Letter) but by their own admission, with ‘FITNE’ they have striven for music that takes in influences from their collective inspirations. Goth, doom/sludge, heavy rock, post punk, downer jams, dark folk, all locked within a dynamic framework of all encompassing heaviness.

Lyrically introspective, dark and challenging, vocalist Jake Harding states … “The album is an exploration into our relationship with negativity. The Nihilist Engine is symbolic of our greatest flaw and the self defeating nature of our species. This machine represents both the inner turmoil of the human spirit and our struggle to understand the darkness spreading from external forces. Self perpetuating and infectious, these feelings contaminate and spread. A relentless machine drawing us in and chewing up our poisoned remains.”

Grave Lines are back with a record which promises to take you on an exploratory journey deep within the inner realms of your own psyche.

The band have just completed a nationwide tour with seductively dark rockers Black Moth.

FED INTO THE NIHILIST ENGINE will be released on May 4th, on limited edition cream and green double vinyl and black vinyl versions. Sporting a gatefold sleeve with free download, as well as on CD and digital. Pre-order now:

Physical – https://cargorecordsdirect.co. uk/products/grave-lines-fed-in to-the-nihilist-engine
Digital: http://smarturl.it/ FedintotheNihilistAp

ORPHANAGE NAMED EARTH – Monuments of Tomorrow

Polish Post Metal / Sludgers ORPHANAGE NAMED EARTH reveal cover artwork and track listing of their anticipated album “Re-evolve”. ‘Re-evolve’ is a story of a romantic thinking about the world of peace, respect for human and animal life and earth liberation, meeting the brutality of metal, crust d-beat and harsh but atmospheric guitars. Lyrically, the band touches important sociological issues evolving around one main topic: human greed and selfishness, as according to the band, human thinking needs to re-evolve unless we want to live in the world of wars and exploitation.ORPHANAGE NAMED EARTH “Re-evolve” will be released on CD/DD by ARGONAUTA Records and available from April 20th, 2018. Preorders run here: http://bit.ly/2ocABGm

LIGHT THE TORCH – Calm Before The Storm

LIGHT THE TORCH (formerly known as DEVIL YOU KNOW) have released a brand new song ‘Calm Before The Storm’ taken from their upcoming new album ‘Revival’. “‘Calm Before the Storm’ is just a fun song,” said singer Howard Jones. “It pairs well with good friends and a road trip. We hope you’ll enjoy putting it on repeat.” Revival will be released via Nuclear Blast Entertainment on March 30. The band recently shared the song ‘Die Alone’, which opens the album.

“‘Die Alone’ is basically a note I had written to myself a couple years ago, and it seemed to really fit the music,”said frontman Howard Jones. “We are more than excited to release our album »Revival«, and we all feel it’s been worth every bit of the struggle to get it done. See you all soon on the road.”

The Los Angeles, CA trio — the aforementioned Jones, Francesco Artusato [guitar], and Ryan Wombacher [bass] — drew from five years together as DEVIL YOU KNOW to forge a wholly distinct path. Amidst myriad struggles, they returned from the brink under a new name.

“2016 was a really tough year for us as a band, both personally and professionally,” explains Jones. “While going through some lineup changes, we were also battling some issues with the use of our band name. At the same time, I was trying to deal with the loss of my oldest brother, which really hit me hard. During that time, we just bonded like never before. We all meshed because we faced war together. We survived. At the end, we realized we were a real band and decided to make an album representing that resilience. Honestly, we came out of the dark. The name literally signifies what we went through.”

“It was time for a change,” the singer continues. “It was time for us to try and stretch our wings. We were really going for songs. The structuring made more sense. I was focused on melody and harmony. I really cut loose. All in all, it was the perfect storm. We had so much fun making this, because there were really no restrictions other than creating a heavy and catchy body of work.”

The LIGHT THE TORCH lineup boasts one of the most esteemed pedigrees in modern heavy music. Jones spent a decade at the helm of GRAMMY® Award-nominated and gold-selling titans KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. Artusato had much-lauded stint in ALL SHALL PERISH and has attained status as a shred virtuoso.  Wombacher was a staple in BLEEDING THROUGH for well over a decade. For Revival, they are joined by EXTINCTION A.D. drummer Mike “Scuzz” Sciulara behind the kit.

Revival is available for pre-order here: nuclearblast.com/lightthetorch-revival