POWERWOLF – Tour Recap Video

After the tour is before the tour! Even after months of the overwhelming release and heavy success of POWERWOLF’s TOP #1 album The Sacrament Of Sin, these wolves are still going strong! The recent WOLFSNÄCHTE TOUR was a truly breathtaking success. 18 out of 20 shows were completely sold out!

“Looking back on the last months, realizing that we are blessed with the best fans – 18 out of 20 shows of the WOLFSNÄCHTE TOUR 2018 were completely SOLD OUT! Thank you!”, the wolves commented happily.

No rest for the wicked, as POWERWOLF will hit the road again in January 2019 for their The Sacrament Of Sin Tour 2019! Selected cities in France, Spain and the UK are among the party as well as an exclusive additional show in Germany on January 25th in Dusseldorf – Mitsubishi Electric Hall.

10.01.19 FR – Toulouse / Bikini
11.01.19 FR – Bordeaux / Le Rocher De Palmer
12.01.19 ES – Barcelona / Razzmatazz 1
13.01.19 ES – Madrid / La Riviera
15.01.19 FR – Lille / L’Aeronef
16.01.19 FR – Nantes / Le Stereolux
17.01.19 FR – Rouen / Le 106
19.01.19 UK – Manchester / Academy 2
20.01.19 UK – Glasgow / Swg 3
21.01.19 UK – Bristol / Swx
22.01.19 UK – Birmingham / Digbeth Mill
24.01.19 FR – Reims / La Cartonnerie
25.01.19 DE – Düsseldorf / Mitsubishi Electric Hall
26.01.19 FR – Nancy / L’Autre Canal
27.01.19 FR – Marseille / Espace Julien
28.01.19 FR – Lyon / Transbordeur
29.01.19 FR – Strasbourg / La Laiterie

22.03.19 UA – Kiev / Pochayna Event Hall
23.03.19 BY – Minsk / Re:Public
24.03.19 RU – St. Petersburg / A2 Club
26.03.19 RU – Novosibirsk / Podzemka
28.03.19 RU – Yekaterinburg / Tele Club
29.03.19 RU – Moscow / Stadium

Bloody Times – Alliance

German heavy metal band, BLOODY TIMES, will release their new album ‘On A Mission‘ on January 11, 2019, which also features ROSS THE BOSS (ex-MANOWAR), JOHN GREELY (ex-ICED EARTH) and RAPHAEL SAINI (EX-ICED EARTH). The album was mixed and mastered by OGrego (Winter’s Dawn, Necrorgasm, Emerald). Album artwork by Stan W Decker (Ross The Boss, Primal Fear, Masterplan). A video trailer for ‘Alliance‘ feat. Ross The Boss can be viewed here.

Mother Feather – “Red Hot Metal”

Mother Feather tackles “Red Hot Metal” as Maria Manic takes on Matt “The Bulldozer” Tremont in new video; NYC release show tomorrow at Knitting Factory

As the year comes to a close, New York City’s Mother Feather aren’t letting up: the notorious stage-destroyers are releasing the visuals for album opener “Red Hot Metal” just ahead of their hometown album release show. The blazing cut is undeniable proof that the pop-inspired glam rockers’ sophomore LP Constellation Baby is right at home on Metal Blade Records.

Directed by award-winning photographer and documentarian Marc McAndrews, the visuals feature pro deathmatch wrestlers Maria Manic and Matt “The Bulldozer” Tremont engaged in an all-out battle, with no shortage of tumbles, body slams, and weapons. Meanwhile, Mother Feather, decked out in red latex and their signature stage makeup, set the ring ablaze with a high-voltage performance that makes it impossible to look away – bringing the fierce energy of their live shows to the masses.

Lucky enough to be in New York City? Make sure to catch Mother Feather’s album release show Thursday night, December 6th, at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. The band, led by front woman Ann Courtney, delivered their sophomore album in early November, jam-packed with power, emotion, and a few punches to the gut, and is ready to be elevated on the stage. Preview and purchase Constellation Baby here: https://metalblade.com/motherfeather/

THE SPIRIT – Illuminate The Night Sky

Although THE SPIRIT’s black/death fog has barely left the stages of the extensive ‘Death… Is Just The Beginning’ European tour that the band recently concluded with HYPOCRISY and KATAKLYSM, a new chapter is already being scripted. While the quartet from Saarbrücken is currently working on new songs for their sophomore full-length release, the band is now set to unleash a new official video from their debut album ‘Sounds From The Vortex’, released in August 2018.

THE SPIRIT’s new music video for ‘Illuminate the Night Sky’ depicts the live energy of several different shows from the latest tour and can be watched here

The critically acclaimed ‘Sounds From The Vortex’ was re-released through Nuclear Blast on August 10th and is available as CD, vinyl or in digital form via this link: http://nuclearblast.com/thespirit-sftv

With their melodic black/death metal, THE SPIRIT are reviving the past of the genre and have already made waves in the European underground scene last year, when they released their debut album ‘Sounds From The Vortex’ completely by themselves. As the first pressing sold out quickly, the band reissued their seven icy tracks through Nuclear Blast on August 10th and played several release shows at the legendary Party.San and Summer Breeze, before embarking on the ‘Death… Is Just The Beginning’ tour this autumn.

THE HERETIC ORDER – The Forest Of The Impaled

The Heretic Order have announced loads of shows through the first quarter of 2019

January 2019
18th            UK – LONDON – Underworld (with Die Kur, Apophis)

THE HERETIC ORDER + Negacy

February 2019
15th            F – SEDAN – Ba Kunda
16th            B – ROESELARE – DE Verlicht Geest
17th            NL – GELEEN – Café De Meister
20th            D – HUSBY – Plunschli
21st            D – BERLIN – Schicksaal-Tommyhaus
22nd            D – HAMBURG – Bambi Galore
23rd            CZ – PRAGUE – Modra Vopice
24th            B – BREE – Ragnarok Live Club

March 2019
21st            UK – HAMMERFEST IX
23rd            UK – WYMOUTH – Mar Finns (+Red Method and This is Endless)
24th            UK – BOURNEMOUTH – The Anvil Red Method and This is Endless)

The London metallers recently announced new bassist Priestess Morgana (Dany Jones) who make her diabolical debut just prior to the bands incendiary Bloodstock Festival show in August. Previously with Bitchslap, Kopperhed, The Kut and Black Sixteen and stints with Cherie Currie of The Runaways and Suzie Quatro

And the album track by track interview and new tracks here: https://www.metaltalk.rocks/the-heretic-order-track-by-track

The Heretic Order‘s new album ’Evil Rising‘ was released to critical acclaim on June 22, 2018 on Massacre Records.
https://massacre.lnk.to/evilrising

HATE – Path To Arkhen / Pre-production 2018

Polish Death Metal squadron Hate is preparing to head to the studio in December to record the follow-up to 2017’s Tremendum. The new opus, bearing the working title Salve Ignis, is tentatively slated for summer 2019 and will be the band’s debut collaboration with the legendary Metal Blade Records. Details are still surfacing, but the band has so far released two raw pre-production tracks: “Path to Arkhen” and “In The Shrine Of Veles”, and have confirmed that production on the finished record will be handled by the talented Wiesławski brothers at Hertz Studio, Poland (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated, and others). Stay tuned for more info coming soon!

Hate have been praised by press and fans alike for years for creating lacerating and dark music, proven best on their current album Tremendum (2017). The album saw ATF Sinner (vocals, guitars) utilize the dark aspects of the mystic and arcane Slavonic folklore to explore themes both personal and impersonal. It is an album that is relatable at first listen, but that is hard to fully know.

Hate live
Dec. 1 – Krakow, Poland – FOAD Festival
Dec. 7 – Vilnius, Lithuania – Narauti
Dec. 8 – Kaunas, Lithuania – Klubas “Lemmy”
Dec. 28 – Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic – IFA Party
May 2 – Kopervik, Norway – Karmoygeddon Festival
July 19 – Nova Bana, Slovakia – Gothoom Open Air Fest
Aug. 3 – Saint-maurice-de-gourdans, France – Sylak Open Air

THE 69 EYES – Greetings From The Studio!

Helsinki’s goth’n’roll vampires THE 69 EYES are currently putting the final touches to their 12th studio album scheduled for spring 2019. While the title and release date are yet to be unveiled, the tracks have once again been recorded with longtime producer Johnny Lee Michaels in Helsinki.

Coinciding with the band’s 30th anniversary, the legendary Finnish quintet gathered and combined forces to forge another milestone featuring plenty of top notch guests, as well as an additional DVD, which of course features their signature rock’n’roll gothic vibe. Plans for worldwide touring are currently in the making and will soon be announced with further info on how THE 69 EYES will turn 2019 into a pitch-black year of celebration.

Furthermore, he comments: “We want to celebrate this by delivering fresh blo…eh, music for our fans! We’re also getting ready to tour more than for years, so please expect to see us in countries and continents we have not been for a while…”

KISSIN’ DYNAMITE – HEART OF STONE

Kissin’ Dynamite releases new single and video for “Heart Of Stone” with accompanying orchestra; announces more dates with Powerwolf

Kissin’ Dynamite had a very successful year with the launch of their latest album Ecstasy, plus a tour supporting Powerwolf, which saw them take over arenas all over Europe. Now, the lads have released a new single for the song “Heart Of Stone” – with an accompanying orchestra!

Kissin’ Dynamite will support Powerwolf on their second European run in January, before embarking on a headline tour in March. See below for all dates!

Kissin’ Dynamite tour dates
w/ Powerwolf
Jan. 10 – Toulouse, France – Bikini
Jan. 11 – Bordeaux, France – Le Rocher De Palmer
Jan. 12 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz 1
Jan. 13 – Madrid, Spain – La Riviera
Jan. 15 – Lille, France – L’Aernoef
Jan. 16 – Nantes, France – Le Stereolux
Jan. 17 – Rouen, France – Le 106
Jan. 19 – Manchester, UK – Academy 2
Jan. 20 – Glasgow, UK – SWG
Jan. 21 – Bristol, UK – SWX
Jan. 22 – Birmingham, UK – Digbeth Mill
Jan. 24 – Reims, France – La Cartonnerie
Jan. 25 – Dusseldorf, Germany – Mitsubishi Electric Hall
Jan. 26 – Nancy, France – L’Autre Canal
Jan. 27 – Marseille, France – Espace Julien
Jan. 28 – Lyon, France – Transbordeur
Jan. 29 – Strasbourg, France – La Laiterie

Kissin’ Dynamite tour dates
Mar. 15 – Osnabruck, Germany – Bastard Club *
Mar. 16 – Enschede, Netherlands – Metropool **
Mar. 20 – Berlin, Germany – BiNuu *
Mar. 21 – Nurnberg, Germany – Hirsch *
Mar. 22 – Leipzig, Germany – Hellraiser *
Mar. 23 – Vacha/Eisenach, Germany – Vachwerk **
Mar. 28 – Aschaffenburg, Germany – Colos Saal *
Mar. 29 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Effenaar *
Mar. 30 – Hannover, Germany – Musikzentrum *
Apr. 4 – Saarbrucken, Germany – Garage *
Apr. 5 – Koln, Germany – Kantine *
Apr. 6 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle *
Apr. 10 – Milano, Italy – Legend Club *
Apr. 11 – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7 *
Apr. 12 – Munchen, Germany – Backstage *
Apr. 13 – Stuttgart, Germany – LKA-Longhorn *
Apr. 16 – Bratislava, Slovakia – Randal Club *
Apr. 17 – Wien, Austria – Flex *
Apr. 18 – Budapest, Hungary – Durer Kert *
Apr. 19 – Graz, Austria – Explosiv *
Apr. 20 – Worgl, Austria – Komma *

*Special Guest: John Diva & The Rockets of Love

**Special Guest: Supernova Plasmajets

Kissin’ Dynamite released their latest album Ecstasy in July 2018 via Metal Blade Records. Produced by Kissin’ Dynamite singer Hannes Braun, Ecstasy harks back to the quintet’s unpolished, energy-laden early days, while at the same time marking a turning point in their eleven-year history. Purchase and preview Ecstasy at: www.metalblade.com/kissindynamite

MYRKUR – Bonden og Kragen

Myrkur shares her solo reinterpretation of traditional Danish folk song, “Bonden og Kragen” (or Kragevise).

“The song dates back to around 1600,” Myrkur explains. “It exists in many different versions, including Swedish and Norwegian. The tale features a peasant/farmer who ventures into the woods and shoots a crow. A local Church Bishop gets word of this and demands to know what the peasant will use the dead crow for. Back then, the Church would take from the farmers and they were not fully allowed to own their livestock and crops. In response, the peasant starts making up a very long and unrealistic list of every part of the crow that he will use as a way refusing a tribute.”

Myrkur is Danish composer, vocalist and classically trained multi-instrumentalist, Amalie Bruun. For her forthcoming Juniper EP, she’s joined forces with Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost, Paradise Lost, Solstafir) at Orgone Studios in Bedfordshire, England. The A side is a powerful new ballad “Juniper” on which Bruun stuns listeners with an infectious chorus and lush string arrangements. Both tracks exquisitely display Myrkur’s eclectic sound and captivating personality. Together, both tracks exquisitely display Myrkur’s eclectic sound and captivating personality. A limited edition of the 7″ will coincide with the digital release, December 7th on Relapse Records. Pre-order via Relapse.com and on all streaming services

Myrkur’s 2017 sophomore album ‘Mareridt’, was released to soaring, worldwide critical acclaim from NPR, Rolling Stone, FACT, The Guardian, Revolver, Paste, Decibel and many more. Since then, she’s toured the globe, including direct support slots for The Smashing Pumpkins, Marilyn Manson, Enslaved and more. Myrkur is currently on her first headlining European run and has confirmed a performance at Roadburn 2019. Check below for a full list of dates.

MYRKUR LIVE DATES:
12/05: SE Gothenburg, Pustervik #
12/07: DK Aarhus, Voxhall #
12/08: DK Copenhagen, Pumpehuset (Sold Out) #
12/10: PL Poznan, U Bazyla #
12/11: PL Krakow, Kwadrat #
12/13: HU Budapest, Durer Kert #
12/14: AT Vienna, Arena #
12/16: NL Tilburg, 013 KZ #
12/18: UK London, The Dome #
12/19: UK Bristol, The Fleece #
12/20: UK Nottingham, Rescue Rooms #
12/21: UK Glasgow, CCA #
12/22: UK Manchester, Gorilla #
02/21: UK York, Jorvik Viking Festival ^
04/11: NL Tilburg – Roadburn Festival ^
06/22 – FR Clisson – Hellfest ^
07/14: PL Bolkow Castle, Castle Party
07/26: RO Sibiu, Artmania ^
08/09 – 08/10: CZ Jaromer, Brutal Assault
# – Jo Quail supporting
^ – Myrkur: Folkesange

AntropomorphiA – new album

Unholy Dutch Death Metallers AntropomorphiA are currently busy in the studio recording their next album‚ Merciless Savagery. The album is being recorded at Aftermath studios and will be produced by drummer Marco Stubbe. Mastering duties will be handed over to infamous Dan Swano in December for a tentative release in spring of 2019!

AntropomorphiA comments: “As we shred closer to the end of the recordings of our 4th full length album, everything feels more pervasive than ever before. While we went through some unsettling dark and overwhelming times during the writing of this album, which is not necessarily something negative in our realm, it gave us the hostile anger and exact perspective to move forward and create this audial landscape. Our origins are weaved within the structure of this album but there was a lot of new ground to be discovered. It’s brutal, it’s dark, it’s hateful, filled with infectious riffs and a ‘fuck you’ to a mostly repetitive scene.”

In other news the band had a line-up change just recently. Bassist Marc van Stiphout has left the band and AntropomorphiA have called Jeroen Pleunis to duty. “Marc parts ways with us with no hardship or ill will. Marc’s follow up is Jeroen Pleunis (ex-Villainy), Jeroen is no stranger to the band and he will bring his talent and raging madness to our fold. As the landscape changes a new era begins, gates will open and spew forth a beast of hellish ferociousness.”