RUMAHOY – Treasure Gun

The Pirate Metal prodigies RUMAHOY bestow yet another single fresh off their new album Time II: Party, to be released via Napalm Records on July 17, upon us. “Treasure Gun” shines with a steady rhythm, smashing drums and quick guitars – this track has it all.

The single is accompanied by a minimalistic though tasteful lyric video that will bring the story of the legendary gun closer to the viewer. Standing out due to the fact that, instead of shooting bullets, this firearm shoots diamonds after being loaded with valuable gems, the “Treasure Gun” is still just as deadly and can (and will!) be used by Captain Yarrface to plunder more treasures to make him an even more legendary pirate!

Captain Yarrface of RUMAHOY on “Treasure Gun”: “NOW IS THE TIME FOR THE STORY OF THE GREATEST WEAPON EVER TO GRACE THE EARTH!! MY TREASURE GUN!! WELCOME TO THE SEA!!”

YARRRRRR – The adventurous Captain Yarrface is back: RUMAHOY returns to the wild sea of pirate metal, party anthems and absolutely crazy, but equally legendary stories. Their upcoming banger, Time II: Party, will be released on July 17, 2020 via Napalm Records. The blazing opener, “Cowboys of the Sea”, marks Captain Yarrface’s return from the seas with heavy riffs and an unswerving, catchy melody. Marked by an indelible hook, “Treasure Gun” will have you on your feet, dancing, in no time. An upbeat melody paired with the epic story of the gun, this song is an absolute must-listen on this album! “Harambe, the Pirate Gorilla” is a classic pirate metal homage to the namesake whose death caused great controversy all over the world: if he were still alive, he could have joined RUMAHOY’s crew – hooks out for Harambe! The memorable “The Beer From My Town Is Better Than Yours” is the ultimate groovy party anthem for all the beer lovers out there. The track is filled with heavy guitar riffs and smashing drums that will make you want to grab a fresh pint of your favorite brand and drink up! It’s truly Time II: Party.

Fortune – “Freedom Road”

To celebrate the release of ‘II’, their then brand new studio album, the cult US melodic/AOR act Fortune travelled to Milan in late April 2019 to play a rare live set at the annual Frontiers Rock Festival. A milestone performance, it is now being released as ‘The Gun’s Still Smokin’ Live’ on CD+DVD and is a must hear and see for all melodic AOR rock fans.

Fortune released a self-titled album in 1985 on Camel/MCA Records that is still highly regarded by fans of the AOR genre thanks to the soaring vocals of Larry Greene (also featured on the ‘Top Gun’ soundtrack), which were magnificently blended with the keyboards of Roger Scott Craig, the guitar playing of Richard Fortune and the rhythmic drumming of Mick Fortune. Sadly, the band called it quits shortly after the album’s release when the Camel label went bankrupt.

The band remained silent for years and, although Larry Greene and Roger Scott Craig began working with the band Harlan Cage, the Fortune brothers did not start their band up again until 2006, initially as a power trio. A full band show finally took place in 2016 when the band performed at the Rockingham festival in Nottingham, which was repeated the following year due to public demand. These appearances led to discussions with Frontiers about a new studio album, which eventually resulted in ‘II’.

NIGHT – UNDER THE MOONLIGHT SKY

Swedish rockers in Night have released their new single “Here On My Own”. This classic-sounding Night track is the second single from the band’s upcoming album ‘High Tides – Distant Skies’, to be released on The Sign Records September 11, 2020 on vinyl, CD and digital format.

Night is back with a new release, “High Tides – Distant Skies”, the fourth album from the band. The album will be released September 11 and clearly demonstrates Night’s new take on classic-sounding rock. On the 9 new tracks, you’ll hear big choruses, vocal harmonies and a more-is-more approach to songwriting – all of this clearly demonstrated on the band’s previous single “Under the Moonlight Sky”, released together with a music video April 24, 2020.

The second single from Nights’ upcoming album is called “Here On My Own” and will be out on all digital platforms on June 26. “Here On My Own” is a classic sounding Night track that could very well be from the band’s beloved and critically acclaimed album “Raft of the World” (2017). The track has that proto-metal approach that got Night to be compared to Scorpions ‘76 or BÖC. A strong chorus and an accessible melody make this a track that really showcases the wide and timeless approach that the band holds.

Night will tour Europe this autumn with former label mates in Hällas:

10-September-2020 FR Paris La Maroquinerie
12-September-2020 FR Lyon Rock It Love
13-September-2020 GER Stuttgart Club Zentral
15-September-2020 GER Munich Strom
16-September-2020 GER Nuremberg Der Cult
17-September-2020 GER Leipzig UT Connewitz
18-September-2020 AT Vienna Arena
19-September-2020 BE Aarschot De Klinke
20-September-2020 GER Hannover Chez Heinz
21-September-2020 GER Wiesbaden Kesselhaus
22-September-2020 GER Cologne Volta
23-September-2020 NL Amsterdam Melkweg Upstairs
24-September-2020 NL Tilburg Hall Of Fame
25-September-2020 CZ Prague Strahov 007
26-September-2020 GER Berlin Musik & FriedenMore on Night Below!

NEÀNDER – ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL

Berlin-based neànder, who took the heavy music scene by storm with their critically acclaimed, self-titled debut album in 2019, have announced an exclusive, full stream of a blistering live set. The instrumental four-piece collective, who formed in 2017 and features members of Blackgazers Ånd, Hardcore Punks Patsy O’ Hara, Berlin Sludgers Earth Ship and live band musicians from Indie outfit Casper, perfectly combines sweeping ambient sounds with the intensity of a Norwegian Black Metal band. neànder have created their very own blend of heavy music that draws on musical elements of doom, post-rock, stoner, ambient and black metal. Their first full-length album, released last year via Through Love Records, gained the band high praise from both fans and critics alike, followed by an extensive touring schedule while sharing the stages with artists such as Pelican, Inter Arma or Big Business.

Since neànder would have played at this year’s Orange Blossom Special Festival in Germany, the band just announced to stream their intended live show exclusively and in support of Kulturretter, an initiative to help and save the cultural sector in these dark days of Covid-19.

“The live stream was the first show of 2020. This is all pretty strange.“ neànder comments. “But it felt so good to put out the gear, load the bus and play a concert again. We’re all really happy to be a part of this and want to give thanks and hugs to OBS Festival, Kulturretter, FLBackline and our friends of Raum 7 filming and doing sound. Please head over to www.kulturretter.de/produkte and buy some merch in support of creative artists, clubs and festivals.”

Dive into the king’s of heavy slowness’ bleak and desolate sound atmosphere, epic riffs and a mesmerizing performance, when neànder will hit the stage this Thursday, July 2nd at 20:30PM CEST going live

Bootyard Bandits- Hobby Horse

Bootyard Bandits are back and are thrilled to announce their brand new single Hobby Horseset for release on 3 July 2020, with a stunning hand drawn lyric video dropping a few days before.

Hobby Horse is the newest offering from country rockers Bootyard Bandits. Walking the line between rock and metal, this is one of the heaviest tracks from the band’s forthcoming album. Fans can expect the gritty vocals, heavy riffs, hard-hitting drums and wry, satirical lyrics that have all become trademarks of this cowboy quintet’s sound. The video is the perfect complement to the song and, perhaps, to the soul of Bootyard Bandits: A Western-esque lyric video with stunning drawings that readily evoke the legendary Tex Willer comics.

The band comments: “I think it’s clear to everyone by now that we’re a classy bunch of bandits. As such, we always like to travel in style. So, we felt it prudent to pen a song in celebration of the classiest mode of transport there is. I can tell ya, it’s a banger! We’re confident that the days of motorised vehicles are numbered. Hobby-horsing is the future!” BAMM-BAMM

Hailing from Worcester, the country rock five-piece gained attention amongst the media with their hilariously gruesome Lego stop-motion video for the single Hoedown Showdown. The band already has great live experience under their belt having toured all over Europe with pirate metallers Alestorm and ambushed the UK as special guests to Massive Wagons. Their fun, energetic live shows are fast gaining a unique reputation amongst the fans, with their Wild West elements in full display on stage and their characteristic soundscape blasted at full volume.

Hobby Horse will be released on 3rdJuly 2020

Pre-order here: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/bootyardbandits/hobby-horse

Temple of Dread – Machine

German Death Metallers TEMPLE OF DREAD have unleashed another song from their upcoming sophomore album “World Sacrifice”! “World Sacrifice” will be released on 24th July 2020 via Testimony Records. It will contain eight new brain-drilling and head-splitting songs as well as a cover version of the Morgoth classic “Sold Baptism” and is adorned with a cover artwork by famous American artist Jesse Peper.

Pre-orders: https://testimonyrecords.bigcartel.com/products

TEMPLE OF DREAD was spawned in 2017 by guitarist/bassist Markus Bünnemeyer and his school friend Frank Albers (lyrics). Along with drummer/producer Jörg Uken (Soundlodge Studios) and vocalist Jens Finger (Slaughterday) the first full-length album “Blood Craving Mantras” was already recorded in late 2018 and released in 2019.

DORO – Brickwall

One and a half years after the release of her extremely successful double album Forever Warriors, Forever United, metal queen DORO Pesch has already started working on material for a new album. “Since February, I’ve been back in the studio in the USA. There are some pretty awesome things happening in these writing sessions“, DORO reveals.

One of these new, special songs is no longer a secret -‘Brickwall’ has been released digitally today, and will be released on vinyl on July 31st 2020.

Get ‘Brickwall’ digitally here: http://nblast.de/Doro-Brickwall-Digital
Pre-order physically: http://nblast.de/Doro-Brickwall
Listen to ‘Brickwall’ on our Spotify New Releases Playlist:
http://nblast.de/SpotifyNewReleases + http://nblast.de/AppleMusicNewReleases

“Brickwall is a harbinger for the upcoming album that will be released in 2021”, DORO explains. “I want to give my fans a taste of what it’s going to be like – and the song also fits quite well with these dark times.“ “The lyrics are about unbreakable, unconditional love for a person in deep trouble. Even though it isn’t always easy to deal with that person, you still do everything to support them and get through the dark times side by side – even if you literally have to tear down walls.“

‘Brickwall’ was recorded in Hamburg together with Andreas Bruhn (Ex-The Sisters Of Mercy) and will also be available as coloured 7“ vinyl in gold and silver limited to 300 copies each.

“The b-side features a great live version of Soldier Of Metal”, DORO promises. “The song was recorded during our recent Forever Warriors tour in winter, where the song was celebrated by the fans every single evening. It’s supposed to help fans remember the feeling of a live show and raise anticipation for the next tour, that can hopefully start this autumn.“

DORO live dates:
24.07.   DE            Stuttgart – Kulturwasen
30.07.   DE            Köln – Lanxess Arena
01.08.   DE            Bühl – Drive-In
21.08.   DE            Mönchengladbach – Strandkorb Open Air

05.09.   AT            Innsbruck – Wildstyle & Tattoo Messe
12.09.   UK           Sheffield – Rock In The Bowl
19.09.   AT            Salzburg – Wildstyle & Tattoo Messe
26.09.   AT            Wien – Wildstyle & Tattoo Messe

04.11.   DE            Hamburg – Große Freiheit 36
06.11.   DE            Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
07.11.   NL             Leeuwarden – Neushoorn
08.11.   BE            Antwerp – Trix
10.11.   FR            Paris – La Maroquienerie
11.11.   CH            Pratteln – Z7
13.11.   DE            Winterbach – Salierhalle
14.11.   DE            Ingolstadt – Eventhalle Westpark
17.11.   UA            Lviv – Malevich Club
18.11.   PL            Warsaw – Proxima
20.11.   DE            Neuruppin – Kulturhaus
21.11.   DE            Vacha – Vachwerk
22.11.   DE            Frankfurt – Batschkapp

2021 tourdates:
05.06.  CZ            Plzen – Metalfest
15.07.  DE            Duisburg – Stadtfest
16.07.  DE            Leipzig – Parkbühne
17.07.  DE            Wertheim – Burgrock

DESTRUCTION – ‘First Time’ Questionnaire With Schmier

German thrash metal giants DESTRUCTION released the digital version of their new live album Born To Thrash – Live In Germany recently. Today frontman Schmier discusses a raft of first time experiences in a new trailer in support of the physical release of the album on July 17th. Watch him relay his memories and anecdotes here.

Order the album digitally here: nblast.de/Destruction-BTTDigital

Pre-order the physical version, in stores July 17th, here: nblast.de/Destruction-BTT

To include all of their loyal fans in this special release, the band initiated an interactive campaign featuring a map where DESTRUCTION fans could sign in and mark the location of the first time they saw the band live. The resulting world map will be part of the album and everyone who participated will be mentioned by name on a poster that comes with the strictly limited album’s physical version. The album will be available on Digipack, Black Vinyl, Red Transparent Vinyl and Picture Vinyl on July, 17th. The pre-order is launching soon so stay tuned and keep an eye on both the band and the label social media platforms for more news.

Singer and bassist Schmier comments on the release: “This live album is the most spontaneous thing we ever did I think! This is the music business, everything usually takes time and the label does not like surprises. But a good friend of ours spontaneously recorded that Party.San show and we had a film team there that weekend cause we were shooting a movie.

It was a fantastic show and since the Covid-19 has halted all live concerts, we decided to release this for the fans. This also introduces the current fantastic new line up that not all of our fans have seen live yet cause of the actual situation! We will release three official videos in total during the promo of ‘Born To Thrash – Live In Germany’!  The film crew wasn’t there to record all of the set but our movie will show the scenery behind the stage and the way we try to achieve our goals! So luckily they caught at least some of the stage magic that night! It feels so awesome that we can share this!”

Destruction 2020 UK & EU Tour (w/ WARBRINGER, CRISIX, DOMINATION INC.)

28-Nov-2020 Waregemse Metal Day – Waregem Belgium (DESTRUCTION & WARBRINGER only)
29-Nov-2020 Dynamo – Eindhoven Netherlands
30-Nov-2020 Kesselhaus – Wiesbaden Germany
02-Dec-2020 The Dome – London UK
03-Dec-2020 Academy 3 – Manchester UK
04-Dec-2020 Dolan’s Warehouse – Limerick Ireland
05-Dec-2020 Voodoo Lounge – Dublin Ireland
06-Dec-2020 Slay – Glasgow Scotland
08-Dec-2020 Petit Bain – Paris France
09-Dec-2020  Santana 27 – Bilbao Spain
10-Dec-2020 RCA Club – Lisbon Portugal
11-Dec-2020 Sala But – Madrid Spain
12-Dec-2020 Salamandra – Barcelona Spain
13-Dec-2020 Le Grillen – Colmar France
15-Dec-2020 Bi Nuu – Berlin Germany
16-Dec-2020 U Bazyla – Poznan Poland
17-Dec-2020 Vaudeville – Lindau Germany
18-Dec-2020 Legend Club – Milan Italy

INCANTATION – Propitiation

Death metal pioneers INCANTATION return with their highly anticipated new album, Sect of Vile Divinities, coming August 21st. Watch the official “Propitiation” lyric video HERE and all streaming services. Sect of Vile Divinities is out August 21st on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical Pre-Orders are available and Digital Downloads/Streaming .

For over 30 years INCANTATION has consistently remained one of the underground’s most influential and respected artists in the genre. True to form, Sect of Vile Divinities sees the legendary band adhering to the ways of the old school, unleashing twisted, mangled, and utterly disgusting Death Metal once again.

A pitch-black mix of unrelenting Death Metal and imposing Funeral Doom, each track on Sect of Vile Divinities is a dirge dedicated to different ancient evils across various cultures. At a point where the world’s most vile converge, tracks such as “Propitiation” see the band’s driving riffs and pummeling drums crush the very foundations of religious zealotry, while standouts such as “Entrails of the Hag Queen” and “Fury’s Manifesto” champion no-frills Death Metal in its purest form.

Three decades of Death Metal still the funeral procession carries on. With Sect of Vile Divinities, INCANTATION hail a return to form for the genre, and release one of 2020’s most blasphemous and unforgiving titles.