Satan – Into the Mouth of Eternity

On September 7th Metal Blade Records will release ‘Cruel Magic’, the brand new studio album by English NWOBHM legends SATAN! For another preview of ‘Cruel Magic’ surf over to stream the 2nd single ‘Into The Mouth Of Eternity’!

Afterwards click metalblade.com/satan, where you can watch the video for the 1st single ‘The Doomsday Clock’. Make sure to check out the pre-order section as well, ‘Cruel Magic’ is available in the following formats:

— ltd. Boxset (incl. Digipak-CD, excl. bonus-CD, excl. dead gold-marbled vinyl w/excl. bonus-LP, 75×75 cm flag, circular 12″ back patch, five A4 art prints, A4 photo card, numbered certificate)
— Digipak-CD (EU exclusive)
— CD
— 180g black vinyl
— clear vinyl (limited to 500 copies – EU exclusive)
— red/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
— water blue-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
— steel grey-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – US exclusive)
— yellow/ochre-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – US exclusive)

Comments SATAN on the new single: “Playing this song in rehearsals is such a rollercoaster, and it’s obvious already that it’s going to be part of the Satan live show for some time to come. This song has been in the making since 2014 and we are so excited to finally unleash it on the new record. It’s our album opener so turn up the volume and hold on!”

While standard bearers of the NWOBHM movement and responsible for ’83’s seminal ‘Court In the Act’ and ’87’s ‘Suspended Sentence’, with their tentative new album SATAN make it abundantly clear that in 2018 they are not interested in simply capitalizing on past glories. Comprised of 10 tracks of searing metal, it is blatantly and profoundly the work of the Newcastle-upon-Tyne natives at their very best, infusing their signature sound with a more raw, wild and spontaneous vibe than they showcased on 2015’s mighty ‘Atom By Atom’, in the process displaying more passion and energy than slews of bands half their age.

Tracking the album at First Avenue Studio, they further demonstrated their trust and rapport with past collaborators, recruiting engineer Dave Curle and Dario Mollo to handle the mix, letting them handle the technical side of things so the quintet could focus all of their energies on giving the best performances. Confident in the songs they had written and how they wanted them to sound made the process a very easy one, walking out of the studio with a record of which they are understandably proud, and will reign supreme in the speakers and headphones of metalheads the world over when it drops in September. “We truly feel we’ve got it 100% right this time, the balance between considered content and reckless performance. We always break loose on stage so why not on record?”

VAN CANTO – Neverland

On their third single VAN CANTO set out to find their “Neverland”. It’s the last official video for their new album Trust in Rust, which will be released this Friday, August 10th. The song celebrates in best VAN CANTO style the importance of self-belief. The band got active support from a few of their lovely fans, who act in the video.

The band comments on „Neverland“: “It is a song with a very special atmosphere, somewhere between awake and asleep.
The lyrics are 100% VAN CANTO, stating that you have to believe in yourself and what you do. The vocal arrangement picks up on this atmosphere by adding a lot of harmonies and chord changes.”

Tour Dates:

VAN CANTO

w/ Evertale & Moon Sun
20.09.18 NL – Amsterdam / Melkweg
21.09.18 NL – Vosselaar / Biebob
22.09.18 DE – Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle
23.09.18 DE – Hannover / Musikzentrum
04.10.18 DE – Berlin / Lido
05.10.18 DE – Hamburg / Markthalle
06.10.18 DE – Munich / Technikum
07.10.18 DE – Frankfurt / Batschkapp
18.10.18 DE – Saarbrücken / Garage
19.10.18 FR – Paris / Petit Bain
20.10.18 CH – Pratteln / Z7
21.10.18 DE – Ludwigsburg / Rockfabrik

Monstrosity – Kingdom of Fire

On September 7th Metal Blade Records will release ‘The Passage Of Existence’, the brand new studio album by Florida Death Metal legends MONSTROSITY! It’s the bands first album in 11 years!

For another preview of ‘The Passage Of Existence’ surf over to stream the 2nd single ‘Kingdom Of Fire’!

Further on click metalblade.com/monstrosity where you can stream the 1st single ‘Cosmic Pandemia’. Make sure to check out the pre-order section as well, ‘The Passage Of Existence’ is available in the following formats:

— ltd. Digipak-CD w/2 bonus tracks
— 180g black vinyl
— orange/red marbled vinyl (limited to 500 copies – EU exclusive)
— transp. grey-brown marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
— dusk blue-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
— terracotta-marbled vinyl (limited to 120 copies – ebay exclusive)
— deep violet blue-marbled vinyl (limited to 500 copies – US exclusive)

Comments MONSTROSITY’s Lee Harrison on the new single: “‘Kingdom of Fire’ is the second single from the forthcoming ‘The Passage of Existence’ album. We are very proud to release this one since it has the dynamics and the changes that Monstrosity are known for. This one is a soon to be Monstrosity fan favorite and has lots of peaks and valleys while retaining their awesome brutality. Again, this one is made to be played loud and proud, don’t sell yourself short. Come into the Kingdom!”

Drummer Lee Harrison recorded his drum tracks at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford Florida with veteran metal producer Jason Suecof. A week was spent creating rock solid drum tracks. Guitar and bass tracks were handled at Ascension Sound in Tampa with the vocal tracks being recorded at Obituarys “Redneck Studios” in Gibsonton Florida. The mix was handled by producer Mark Lewis (Megadeth a.o.) and the resulting 2018 album ‘The Passage Of Existence’ was born. 12 tracks of masterfully crafted death metal for the modern era from the standard bearers of extreme art. MONSTROSITY still stand taller than ever, still delivering their brand of state of the art sonic devastation!

TENGGER CAVALRY – Redefine & Carnegie Hall Show

Earlier this year, Global Music Award-winning nomadic folk metal group TENGGER CAVALRY turned heads with the release of their sixth album, Cian Bi, via Napalm Records. Now, the band is thrilled to announce their upcoming return to Carnegie Hall’s stunning Weill Recital Hall in New York City (154 W 57th St.) for a special performance on Thursday, September 20. The performance will begin at 8:00 PM and tickets start at $30. The performance will feature traditional nomadic musical techniques and instruments such as throat singing, Mongolian long song, and Morin Khuur.

In celebration of this performance announcement, TENGGER CAVALRY have revealed a brand new music video for their track “Redefine”, cut from Cian Bi. The video acts as an artistic interpretation of the message that TENGGER CAVALRY’s music often represents – raising awareness for the preservation of Mongolian culture in the face of modernization and overall culture conflict.

Frontman Nature G explains in description of the video, “As core members of TENGGER CAVALRY and traditionally trained Mongolian folk musicians, both Wulijimuren and I immigrated from China to New York City several years ago. Being stripped away from the Nomadic Grassland and stepping into the very industrial and multi-cultural world of the Big Apple, we’ve both faced challenges of progressing and preserving the traditional Nomadic culture in our lives and in modern day.  Unlike Viking trends, Nomadic culture still exists upon the Grasslands and horse riding landscapes in Northern China and is facing great danger in the face of modernization and industrialization from the South. This video represents the mixed challenge we, as TENGGER CAVALRY, are facing every day. It’s a video about cultural conflict, homeland, modern culture, progression and inner strength.”

Cian Bi can be ordered via iTunes, Amazon, and/or Google Play, and streamed via Spotify.

As one of the most unique and innovative acts in modern music, TENGGER CAVALRY (“the army of the sky god” in Mongolian) blends the nomadic musical traditions, instrumentation and warrior spirit of Central Asia with the aggression and power of heavy metal. The group was founded by Nature “G” Ganganbaigal, who sings using the ancient Mongolian tradition of Khoomei (more commonly known as throat-singing) and plays multiple native instruments, including the Morin Khuur (an ancient fiddle), the Tovshuur (a Mongolian guitar) and the Mongolian flute.

Following Nature G’s relocation to America five years ago, TENGGER CAVALRY has successfully completed several tours and even sold out a performance at New York City’s prestigious Carnegie Hall. In the studio, meanwhile, the group’s output has been prodigious – since forming in 2010, they’ve released four full-length albums, two EPs and numerous singles, including unique cover interpretations of metal classics.

In January, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine retweeted the group’s cover of “Symphony of Destruction,” while the previous month, the official Motörhead Facebook page reposted their rendition of “Fight.”

TENGGER CAVALRY has been praised by top media outlets such as Metal Hammer, Terrorizer, Billboard, CNN, The Huffington Post and countless others.

PIG DESTROYER – The Torture Fields

PIG DESTROYER have premiered the second single from their highly anticipated sixth full-length album Head Cage entitled The Torture Fields”. Watch the spastic new video via Consequence of Sound & Heavy Consequence and listen on all streaming services .

“The Torture Fields” was directed and edited by Frank Huang (Maximum Volume Silence), features live footage from Decibel Metal & Beer Fest and Southwest Terror Fest, and live photos by Mark Valentino. Additional Live Footage by Jeff Grindstopher.

PIG DESTROYER have begun announcing live appearances beginning with the official Head Cage album release on September 22 at Gramercy Theatre. Additional confirmed concerts include appearances at Decibel Metal & Beer Fest, Crucialfest 8 & Masters Of Grind. PIG DESTROYER will also perform two exclusive West Coast concerts with The Black Dahlia Murder leading to Decibel Metal & Fest Fest.

Physical pre-order packages are available via Relapse.com and the album pre-save and new single are available via Streaming Services.

Watch the previously released music video for “Army of Cops”, directed by David Brodsky and featuring guest vocals from Richard Johnson (Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Enemy Soil, Drugs of Faith), .

A visceral vortex of animalistic rage and extreme sonic brilliance, Head Cage is a true work of extreme metal art, that with the addition of a bass player, is hands down their most dynamic and heaviest recording to date. Across twelve tracks, PIG DESTROYER weave together harrowing tales of philosophical dualities, touching on mortality and depression, fear and violence, and the darkest complexities of the human condition, all told through the distorted lens of delightfully transgressive vocalist/lyricist JR Hayes. Musically, the band continues to push the boundaries of metal, grindcore, noise and punk, ramping up the intensity and leaving you bludgeoned in a state of utter shock, all in less than 33 minutes.

Head Cage was recorded by guitarist Scott Hull at Visceral Sound Studios, mixed and mastered by Will Putney (Exhumed, Every Time I Die, Body Count) and features striking artwork by Mark McCoy (Full of Hell, Nothing) along with guest vocal appearances by Agoraphobic Nosebleed’s Richard Johnson and Kat Katz plus Full Of Hell’s Dylan Walker. PLAY AT MAXIMUM VOLUME!

PIG DESTROYER Tour Dates:

Sep 22 Manhattan, NY Gramercy Theatre (Record Release Show)

Sep 28-29 Salt Lake City, UT Crucialfest 8

Nov 03 Sint-Niklaas, BE Masters Of Grind

Nov 29 Portland, OR Bossanova (w/ The Black Dahlia Murder)
Nov 30 Berkeley, CA The UC Theatre (w/ The Black Dahlia Murder)
Dec 01-02 Los Angeles, CA Decibel Metal & Beer Fest

Hardcore Superstar – new album

“You Can’t Kill My Rock ‘N Roll” is the 11th album from Gothenburg’s HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, consisting of 12 ear splitting anthems that drive home the fact that Rock isn’t dead, it is in fact alive and well and thriving in Sweden. Recorded throughout 2017 and early 2018 at the beautiful Österlyckan (Wooden Hybrid) Studiosnear Gothenburg, the album was produced by the band themselves and mixed in Stockholmby Dino Medanhodzic.

Celebrated worldwide for their explosive and uplifting live performances that are bursting with integrity and passion, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR have managed to somehow harness and capture all that passion and raw energy and translate it into the 12 songs that make up “You Can’t Kill My Rock ‘N Roll”. This is a huge sounding album on all levels, overflowing with sure fire hits and guaranteed future fan favourites.

The albums first single “Have Mercy On Me” was released to great critical acclaim at the end of 2017 and quickly became play listed on radio stations all over the UK, Europe and their native Scandinavia, making it a runaway success. The following singles “Bring The House Down”, “Electric Rider” and “Baboon” have built enormously on this success, creating massive amounts of excitement and anticipation amongst the fans and media in preparation for the albums release on September 21st 2018. Further singles are also planned to coincide with the bands ambitious World Tour that will see them playing to audiences far and wide throughout all of 2018/19.

Its safe to say You Can’t Kill My Rock ‘N Roll is an unapologetically confident and assured album full of big hooks, attitude and aggression that doesn’t let up from the moment the opening track “ADHD” kicks in all the way through to the closing track “Goodbye” with the title track being an uplifting, rallying call to arms for all fans of Rock music to stand proud, united in the celebration of who we are and the music we love. The message very much setting the tone for the album as a whole.

All the elements that that make up a great HARDCORE SUPERSTAR album are here in abundance. At its core there is the great song writing and big choruses that are synonymous with every HARDCORE SUPERSTAR release, however each song stands on its own as well as complementing the album as a whole, taking the listener through a

rollercoaster of snarling riffs, heavy bass lines and relentlessly driving drums, all of which are intertwined with enslaving melodies and Jocke’s unmistakeable vocals.

It’s safe to say, “You Can’t Kill My Rock N Roll” isn’t just the bands finest album to date, but it could quite easily also be their most career defining.

You Can’t Kill My Rock N’ Roll Tour

Jul 20 Rockfesten i Kungsträdgården, Stockholm, Sweden

Jul 27-28 Q-Stock Festival, Oulu, Finland

In a world where music legends are claiming ‘Rock is Dead’ and the music buying population are being force fed manufactured TV show wannabes, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR stand defiant with the most hard hitting album of their career

“You Can’t Kill My Rock ‘N Roll”

“You Can’t Kill My Rock ‘N Roll” isn’t just a statement of confrontation and rebellion, it’s a celebration of everything we love, the music, the lifestyle, this is our religion, it’s our choice, and it’s everything we believe in”

Adde, Vic, Martin, Jocke

LORD – No Sunrise on the Third

Sludge metal band LORD have released a live video for their song “No Sunrise on The Third.” The song is from the band’s upcoming album Desperation Finds Hunger In All Men.

The band commented “The song is about the philosophy of the three deaths and where safety and salvation exist with timeless influence and relevance.  This is one of one my favorite songs to play live.  Footage shot at our final show with the album line-up, VFW Hall, Falls Church, VA”

Pre-order the album here: https://lordisbadass.bandcamp.com/album/desperation-finds-hunger-in-all-men

STONED JESUS – Thessalia

STONED JESUS present their beatiful claustrophobic official video for the third single „Thessalia“ from their upcoming album Pilgrims (September 7th via Napalm Records).

In the video, each band member of the Ukrainian trio fights his own battle, cooped up in a small closet with everyday things around them. It’s an allegory of life, seeing them fighting against the tightness while playing and screaming on their „Thessalia“.

STONED JESUS about the single and upcoming tour:„The shortest and the most direct song off the record, it’s also one of the first written for “Pilgrims”. We’re so much looking forward to play the whole album live, but especially this one!“

Tour Dates:

STONED JESUS

19.08.18 FR – Saint-Nolff / Motocultor Festival
02.09.18 GR – Thessaloniki / Street Mode Festival
07.09.18 UA – Kyiv / Bingo Club
13.09.18 DE – Wiesbaden / Schlachthof
14.09.18 DE – Stuttgart / JH Hallschlag
15.09.18 CH – Pratteln / Z 7
17.09.18 DE – Munich / Feierwerk
18.09.18 AT – Graz / PPC
19.09.18 AT – Vienna / Arena
20.09.18 DE – Leipzig / Werk 2
21.09.18 DE – Berlin / Bi Nuu
22.09.18 NL – Nijmegen / Doornroosje
23.09.18 NL – Amsterdam / Melkweg
24.09.18 DE – Köln / Helios 37
25.09.18 DE – Bielefeld / Forum
26.09.18 BE – Brussels / Magasin 4
27.09.18 FR – Paris / Petit Bain
28.09.18 UK – London /The Garage
29.09.18 UK – Sheffield / Doom vs Stoner Festival
12.10.18 UA – Lviv / FESTrepublic
19.10.18 UA – Kharkiv / ART AREA DK
20.10.18 UA – Dnipro / Makhno Pub
22.10.18 CZ – Brno / Kabinet
24.10.18 AT – Salzburg / Rockhouse
26.10.18 FR – Rennes /Lètage GARMONBOZIA
27.10.18 FR – Vallet / Westill Festival
28.10.18 FR – Bordeaux / Void – Make It Sabbathy
29.10.18 FR – Toulouse / Rex
31.10.18 PT – Porto / Hard Club
01.11.18 PT – Lisbon / RCA Club
02.11.18 SP – Madrid / Caracol
03.11.18 SP – Barcelona / Salamandra
04.11.18 FR – Montpellier / Secret Place
05.11.18 IT – Savigliano / Circolo Arci Mezcal
06.11.18 IT – Milano / Circolo Magnolia
07.11.18 AT – Innsbruck / PMK
08.11.18 AT – Linz / Stadtwerkstatt
09.11.18 HUN – Budapest / A38
10.11.18 SL – Ljubljana / Klub Gromka
11.11.18 SL – Ljubljana / Klub Gromka

The Pineapple Thief – Try As I Might

The Pineapple Thief  have launched their brand new video for “Try As I Might”, the new single from their forthcoming new studio album Dissolution. The highly anticipated follow up to 2015’s Your Wilderness, is the band’s second album to feature King Crimson and Porcupine Tree drummer Gavin Harrison.

Vocalist, songwriter and guitarist Bruce Soord explains his dystopian view “The video follows the theme of the song and the album – if you sign up to this hyper connected world we live in, then you have to live with the consequences.  Try as you might to get out of it.

The futuristic clip was created by Blacktide Phonic/Visual (www.black-tide.co.uk) director George Laycock, who expands on how he created the film “When The Pineapple Thief came to me with their track ‘Try as I might’, they had a broad basis for an idea for a music video that dealt with a social media obsessed ‘connected’ world.

This had nods to previous films and television like ‘The Truman Show’, ‘Black Mirror’, the ‘Big Brother’ landscape and its preceding shows, so it was about creating a storyline using these broad influences and encapsulating into an obscure 3 minute film on a budget.

I was interested in the concept of ‘in eye cameras’, scary technology I am sure isn’t too far away from us. We decided to go down the optical medical route and follow our character on a journey from first pre-operation, to surgery, recovery and then trying to battle the decision he has made, whilst battling with the corporation he has signed up too. The film hopefully leaves the viewer to create their own conceptions on his outcome.

We filmed it all on the Dorset/Devon coastline around where I live and were fortunate to be able to secure great locations to shoot in with a few favours, including a remote seaside post-modern house, a private beach and a real working hospital and opticians.

To keep the cast down to a minimum I decided that the camera that is watching Bruce would become the main supporting actor and his nemesis, appearing in scenes without anyone operating it. This allowed us to see the cameras point of view and tell the story to the fictional viewer. This old broadcast camera weighed an absolute ton, and carrying through remote woods, down a mile-long steep cliff path to a beach was a challenge on some of the hottest days of the year. Filming in the water at the end was a welcome refreshment.

Many thanks to all those who helped with the film, especially everyone involved at Yeovil hospital for allowing us such amazing access, and to Bruce for being so amenable about having scalpels inches from his eyeball.”

The Pineapple Thief have grown to become one of the leading lights of Europe’s experimental rock domain, Your Wilderness produced 4m+ album streams, a #7 in the UK Independent Charts and two extensive headline European tours culminating at London’s Islington Assembly Hall where the concert was recorded for the live release Where We Stood, and their new album Dissolution promises to propel the band to even greater heights.
Dissolution will be released in the following formats – all available to pre-order now HERE

CD
Black LP –pressed to audiophile 180g vinyl
Limited Edition Crystal Clear LP edition – pressed to audiophile 180g vinyl
Blu-ray – features a 16-page booklet, the album plus bonus music in a 24/96 DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround sound mix and 24/96 hi-res stereo audio
Deluxe 4 disc edition – features 52 pages containing exclusive additional artwork, the original album on CD plus a second CD of bonus music, and is topped off with a DVD and Blu-ray featuring the album and bonus material in a 24/96 DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround sound mix and 24/96 hi-res stereo audio.
All digital & streaming platforms

The Pineapple Thief will be taking Dissolution on the road starting in September 2018, with new dates added for March 2019. This tour includes their biggest show to date at London’s prestigious O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – tickets are on sale now and selling fast: http://www.pineapplethief.com/tour/

The Pineapple Thief – Dissolution Tour 2018/2019

Sep 15 – FR – Paris – La Maroquinerie

Sep 16 – BE, Brussels-  La Madeleine

Sep 17 – DE, Bremen – Schlachthof

Sep 18 – DE, Hanover – Musikzentrum

Sep 19 – DE, Berlin – Lido

Sep 21 – PL, Warsaw – Stodola

Sep 22 – CZ, Olomouc – S-Klub

Sep 23 – CZ, Prgaue – Rock Cafè

Sep 25 – AU, Wien – Szene

Sep 26 – DE, Munich – Backstage Werk

Sep 27 – DE, Aschaffenburg-  Colos-Saal

Sep 28- DE, Cologne – Live Music Hall

Sep 29 – NL, Amsterdam – Melkweg

Oct 4 – UK, Edinburgh – Liquid Rooms

Oct 5 – UK, Sheffield – Leadmill

Oct 6 – UK, London – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

 

2019

Feb 22 – IT, Roma – Largo Venue

Feb 23 – IT, Milano – Santeria Social Club

Mar 3 – DK, Copenhagen – Vega

Mar 5 – SE, Stockholm – venue tba

Mar 6 – NO, Oslo – John Dee

BIRDPEN – OH SO HAPPY

BirdPen is an alternative rock/electronic/prog act formed by Dave Pen (also the singer and guitarist
in Archive) and Mike Bird. Their fifth studio album, ’There’s Something Wrong With Everything’,
will be released in mid-October. New single ‘Oh So Happy’ melds heavy/psychedelic guitars, rolling
basslines, Krautrock drums and old school electronics to create a doom groove ambience, while
musically the duo draw inspiration from the likes of Deerhunter, Hookworms, Suuns, The Beta Band,
Pink Floyd and The Brian Jonestown Massacre.

BirdPen will play an extensive European tour to promote the new album, including a number of UK
shows. The following dates have already been announced :

17.10.18 LONDON The Islington
18.10.18 SOUTHAMPTON Joiners Arms

Families sit huddled together in front of their flatscreen TV’s peeking through their hands to see the
new world leader being sworn in by a fading shadow of hope while criminals applaud. The world is
crying and The End Is On TV. Outside, lost souls wander in a daze fixed on prescription drugs with
Eyes In The Sky. This Is Your Life trying to escape advertising and takeaway menus and spending
what you don’t have and looking perfect and trying to fit in and everyone and everything always
being Oh So Happy. Escape when and how you can, get off your knees and face the sun, find your
groove and create an Easy Life for yourself as the screens keep the mind bombarded with grim
tales, fear and sadness. Why can’t they bring us some Good News? Don’t let the Natural Rewards
we seek be diluted, fight the lies however you can because we realise and accept that there will
always be Something Wrong With Everything. Never give up as you have everything to win the
race, it’s beautiful with love and grace, keep moving on.

Welcome to ‘There’s Something Wrong With Everything’. Welcome to the world of BirdPen.
‘There’s Something Wrong With Everything’ is available to pre-order exclusively via Pledge Music :
pledgemusic.com/birdpen