DIMMU BORGIR – Interdimensional Summit

The time has finally come! After more than seven years of silence, DIMMU BORGIR mark their epic return and unveil the first song of their new full-length album Eonian, due to be released on May 4th via Nuclear Blast.

This first track off the new record, the symphonically charged ‘Interdimensional Summit’, comes with a music video shot by Patric Ullaeus, who had previously worked with the band for the clips of ‘Progenies of the Great Apocalypse’, ‘Sorgens Kammer – Del II’ and the award-winning ‘The Serpentine Offering’. The song represents the more epic side of a devilish and diverse album, which pays tribute to all eras of the band’s 25-years-long history.

The 7” EP with the new track and ‘Puritania (Live In Oslo)’ is released today and available here: http://nblast.de/DimmuBorgirSummit

In addition, the pre-sale for the new album starts today: http://nblast.de/DimmuBorgirEonian

So far, DIMMU BORGIR have announced the following festival shows for 2018 – an extensive world tour will be announced soon:
22. – 24.06.     F          Clisson – Hellfest
05. – 07.07.     E          Barcelona – Rock Fest
02. – 04.08.     D         Wacken – Wacken Open Air
10. – 12.08.     B         Kortrijk – Alcatraz
16. – 18.08.     N         Horten – Midgardsblot Metalfestival

Being one of the successful extreme metal forges on the planet, DIMMU BORGIR have been dominating the symphonic black metal genre for 25 years. The songwriting core of DIMMU BORGIR furthermore consists of charismatic vocalist Shagrath, as well as the string wizards Silenoz and Galder, but other familiar faces also emerge from the darkness: Drummer Daray and keyboarder Gerlioz are still part of the team, and GauteStoraas helped with the choral arrangements for the majestic voices of the Schola Cantrum Choir. As the title Eonian indicates, the band’s 10th full-length release is dealing with the illusion of time and marks a tribute to both the band’s own past as well as the Norwegian black metal history.

RIOT V – Victory

Cult New York heavy metal band and godfathers of power metal, RIOT V, will release their 16th album entitled, Armor Of Light, on April 27th via Nuclear Blast. Today sees the release of the first single off the new album, ‘Victory’. Check it out the lyric video

Mastermind Donnie van Stavern (bass) states: “‘Victory’ is the first song on the new album “Armor of Light” and the first song I wrote for it! I’m taking it back to my writing roots of “Thundersteel”/”Privilege of Power” style, a fast no holds barred face melting assault on your ears! Although it is about a victorious battle of Thunder Bay it also means a victory of sorts for us and the fans for keeping the torch burning! Rise up your voices strong and scream along cry out…Victory!”

The album was produced by Chris “The Wizard” Collier (METAL CHURCH, FLOTSAM & JETSAM, SLIPKNOT, KORN a.o.), while the cover artwork was created by Mariusz Gandzel (CRYSTAL VIPER a.o.).

The new songs promises to please fans of the Thundersteel-era of RIOT, as main song writer and long time Mark Reale music collaborator Don Van Stavern undertakes a lot of the writing as he did on Thundersteel, The Privilege Of Power and the latest offering Unleash The Fire.

Since their legendary debut album Rock City (1977), RIOT has released numerous heavy metal classics, including Fire Down Under (with classics like ‘Swords And Tequila’), their masterpiece Thundersteel (1988), and the unforgotten The Privilege Of Power (1990).

After the death of Mark Reale and the departure of Tony Moore, Todd Michael Hall (from Michigan, USA), completed the line-up of the band, which in the meantime performed under the name of RIOT V under the auspices of the two long term members and main songwriters Donnie van Stavern (bass) and Mike Flyntz (guitar). With the critically acclaimed Unleash The Fire (2014), a pure power metal jewel once again underlined the musical importance and influence of the quintet.

Many artists name-check RIOT as an important influence of their musical career and have paid tribute to the power metal godfathers on multiple occasions. The list is long and includes several well-known acts such as HAMMERFALL (‘Flight Of The Warrior’), Luca Turilli’s RHAPSODY (‘Thundersteel’), AXEL RUDI PELL (‘Warrior’) and newcomers such as NIGHT DEMON (‘Road Racin’), ALPHA TIGER (‘Flight Of The Warrior’), SAVAGE MASTER (‘Swords And Tequila’) and STALLION (‘Rock City’).

RIOT V live:
10.+11.03. J Kawasaki – Club Citta
26.-28.07. D Brande – Headbangers Open Air
02.-04.08. D Wacken – Wacken Open Air

Hardcore Superstar – Bring The House Down

After wrapping up 2017 with their huge radio hit “Have Mercy On Me” and completing a highly successful co-headline tour playing to many sold out crowds throughout the UK and Europe with FOZZY, the original Wild Boys of Gothenburg are set to release their second single and video “Bring The House Down” on 23rd February 2018, via GAIN Music Entertainment.

Taken from their forthcoming full-length studio album “You Can’t Kill My Rock N’ Roll” that is due to be released on 21st September, “Bring The House Down” is bound to become a classic Hardcore Superstar anthem: loud, proud and perfect for blasting out at maximum volume!

The single will be available on all digital platforms on 23rd February and will be followed up as an exclusive, limited edition 7” vinyl single.

To coincide with the release of “Bring The House Down” the band are embarking on a new tour, including selective co-headline dates with fellow countrymen Mustasch, that will take them through all of Sweden before they headline the opening day of the prestigious Sweden Rock Festival in June.

Since the debut album was unleashed in 1998, Hardcore Superstar have crossed the globe multiple
times sharing stages with Rock and Metal Royalty including AC/DC, Aerosmith, Kiss andMotörhead. They have also performed at the world’s largest and most distinguished Rock Festivals such as Wacken, Download, Loudpark, and SwedenRock to name just a few.

Further festival dates will be confirmed soon, alongside additional tour dates that will see the band travelling far and wide throughout 2018 and beyond.

tour dates.
24 feb Värmekyrkan, Norrköping *
9 mar Nöjesfabriken, Karlstad
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10 mar Annexet, Stockholm *
17 mar Folkparken, Skellefteå *
23 mar Slagthuset, Malmö
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24 mar Lisebergshallen, Göteborg *
29 mar Konsert & Kongress, Linköping *
30 mar Cinema, Enköping
31 mar Lokomotivet, Eskilstuna
1 apr Nöjespalatset, Kalmar *
6 apr Liljan, Borlänge
7 apr Domino, Nyköping
13 apr Aveny (Rockbaren), Sundsvall
14 apr Lilla Helfvetet, Mora
27 apr Katalin And All That Jazz, Uppsala
11 may Fabriken, Jönköping
12 may Halmstad Live, Halmstad
19-20 may Radio Rock Cruise, Finland
25 may Backstage Rockbar, Varberg
6 Jun Sweden Rock Festival, Norje Sweden
8 Jun Garage Sound Festival, Madrid Spain
27-28 July Q-Stock Festival, Oulu Finland

MEMORIAM – TRAILER #3

he war rages on! Old school metal veterans MEMORIAM are set to unleash their second album, The Silent Vigil, on March 23rd, 2018 via Nuclear Blast Records. Just a year after the release of their debut album For The Fallen, the band returns with an authentic, raw offering of old school Death Metal destruction. Today sees the release of the second trailer about the making of the album – watch as the guys discuss the musical direction and their influences, here

Pre-order The Silent Vigil on a variety of Limited Edition formats, here: http://nblast.de/MemoriamTSV

Pre-order the album digitally to receive ‘Bleed The Same’ instantly:  http://nblast.de/MemoriamTSVIT