GODSCUM – Sign for LION MUSIC

Press release:

Lion Music are extremely proud to announce the signing of Marcel Coenen’s new band GODSCUM!

Founded to play what they play best; metal music, the important common ground. From all cross the Netherlands and even Germany, let’s choose Eindhoven (NL) as the headquarters. With band members that earned their keeps in bands as Form, Sun Caged, Stormrider, Lemur Voice, Speedica, Holy Moses, Dreadlock Pussy and Sons of the Rain, you can never really be sure what to expect. Think aggressive, modern, old school, shred, groove, military, industrial, atmospheric, and bring all these elements together.

STEVEN TOLKAMP – Lead vocals | MARCEL COENEN – Guitar and backing vocals | JOCHEN FUENDERS – Bass and backing vocals | PIM GOVERDE – Drums

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DEVINER – NEW ALBUM out in JUNE & second single lyric video available….

Second album from the Greek heavy/power metal band Diviner!

Mastered by Henrik Udd (Powerwolf, Hammerfall, Myrath) and artwork by Jan Yrlund (Battle Beast, Apocalyptica, Korpiklaani) the album is set for release on June 7th.
Tracklisting
01. Against The Grain
02. Heaven Falls
03. Set Me Free
04. The Earth, The Moon, The Sun
05. Cast Down In Fire
06. Beyond The Border
07. King Of Masquerade
08. Time
09. The Voice From Within
10. Stargate

DIVINER is a heavy/power metal band from Greece founded by long-time friends and music partners Yiannis Papanikolaou (vocals) and Thimios Krikos (guitar) in the summer of 2011. The two of them also formed the well known Greek heavy/power metallers InnerWish back in 1995 playing in their debut album “Waiting for the Dawn” (1998) but after this release they had a long break of different musical quests.

Their new vision was to proudly express themselves by creating and playing something powerful, intense, deep, heavy, dark, melodic and inspired that at the same time would sound up to date. All this without losing the elements that reflect the essence of pure and timeless magic of metal music.

They were joined in the band by George Maroulees (guitar), Herc Booze (bass) and Fragiskos Samoilis (drums) and a deal was inked with the Swedish label Ulterium Records.
The debut album “Fallen Empires” was released in November 2015 and received very good reviews and feedback from around the world. After the release of the album the band played many shows and big festivals in Greece and also in Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland, and became known for being a great and energetic live band gaining a strong following.

Thimios Krikos left the band in 2017 due to a heavy and conflicting schedule and was replaced by Kostas Fitos.

Diviner entered Devasoundz Studios in Athens with producer Fotis Benardo in summer 2018 to record their second album “Realms of Time”. This time they decided to expand their music horizons, exploring more territories, adding new elements in terms of lyrics, melodies, riffs and atmosphere, making their songwriting more interesting and better. The band worked really hard on coming up with the best compositions, arrangements and production as possible for the ten songs they set out to record.

The final result show improvements on every level since the band’s debut album and “Realms of Time” won’t leave fans of heavy and power metal disappointed. The album is heavy, melodic and epic and it’s full of energy, power and emotion. Follow Diviner into the Realms of Time!

Diviner line-up:
Yiannis Papanikolaou – Vocals
George Maroulees – Guitar
Kostas Fitos – Guitar
Herc Booze – Bass
Fragiskos Samoilis – Drums

Diviner discography:
2019: Realms of Time (Ulterium Records)
2015: Fallen Empires (Ulterium Records)

Engineered and mixed by Fotis Benardo (ex. Septic Flesh)
Produced by Fotis Benardo and Diviner
Mastered by Henrik Udd (Powerwolf, Hammerfall, Myrath)
Artwork by Jan Yrlund (Battle Beast, Apocalyptica,  Korpiklaani)

LION’S SHARE – 3/5 of debut album lineup reunites on new EP….

Swedish heavy metal band LION’S SHARE is making a new five track EP available on streaming services and digital service providers today, September 28.
“EP” is the follow-up to 2009’s “Dark Hours” album and includes a re-recording of the LION’S SHARE classic “Sins Of A Father” – the opening track on the band’s self- titled debut from 1995.

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“It was a blast to revisit the song together with Andy Loos (bass) and Kay Backlund (keyboards) who also did the original version with me back in the day. Sure brought back a lot of good and crazy memories.” LION’S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss says.

The EP also features “Another Desire” and “The Lion’s Trial”, both previously only available as lyric videos.

LION’S SHARE lead singer Nils Patrik Johansson says: “Lars and I have always worked very well together, and at this point it feels the most natural to keep LION’S SHARE as a duo, with friends helping out wherever needed. We of course have Andy and Kay, but also my son Nils Fredrik Johansson helping out on drums. Actually it’s more or less the same team that did my solo album “Evil Deluxe” earlier this year when I think about it.”

“As a special bonus we included two Black Sabbath covers, live from the “Sweden Rock – Ronnie James Dio Tribute” in October 2010, where LION’S SHARE was the house band if you will with various guests coming up to do a song or two with us. It’s taken directly from the eight channel drum monitor mixer, so it’s 100% live without any chance to repair or edit. We think it captures the raw energy of the band in front of an absolutely brilliant crowd that night.” adds Lars.

LION’S SHARE “EP” tracklist:
1. Another Desire
2. The Lion’s Trial
3. Sins Of A Father (2018 re-recording)
4. The Mob Rules (Live from the Sweden Rock – Ronnie James Dio Tribute 2010)
5. Heaven And Hell (Live from the Sweden Rock – Ronnie James Dio Tribute 2010)

Feel free to add songs from the EP to your Spotify playlists: https://play.spotify.com/album/54rU13DsZupRyXVuyyjf3L

Lyric video for “Sins Of A Father” – https://youtu.be/Xp1mtvDyjFM
Lyric video for “The Lion’s Trial” – https://youtu.be/2j9dfc69WDI
Lyric video for “Another Desire” – https://youtu.be/zFA3xmndP18

Follow LION’S SHARE on:
http://www.lionsshare.org
https://open.spotify.com/artist/4yIytMmJ2tx30YdMAMkDSo
http://www.facebook.com/lionsshareband
http://www.youtube.com/lionsshare
https://www.instagram.com/lions_share_band/

MAXXWELL: Release ‘She’s Mine’ Video Teaser, Announce European Tour Dates 2018 with GUS G (FIREWIND, ex OZZY OSBOURNE)

If the Swiss heavy rockers MAXXWELL do something then they do it right. After MAXXWELL announced the tour with THRESHOLD and finally put UK on the list of countries played, they’re coming with more dates. MAXXWELL are considered to be an extremely playful band. So it’s not surprising that after a short, three-week stopover, the next trip will be done. No less than ex-Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G. (also Firewind) has invited the band as direct support. The shows can be found below. And then there’s the teaser clip for the official single “She’s Mine“. The clip shows the MAXXWELL from its strongest side. Fooling around, on and off stage. Release on August 24, 2018, one month before the complete album “Metalized” will be finally in stores (September 21, 2018). The video teaser can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/QnJIFNdxmS8

The video was filmed, edited and produced by Jörg Hennecke at Yorkproduction.ch.

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MAXXWELL live 2018:

August 31st 2018 – Dormagen (DE) – «Zons rockt» (with Doro)
September 7th 2018 – Neustadt (DE) – «Best Of Music» (with The New Roses & Alpha Tiger)
September 27th 2018 – München (DE) – Allacher Schiessstätte
September 28th 2018 – Irish House (DE) – Kaiserslautern
September 29th 2018 – Aldenhoven (DE) – Rockheaven
September 30th 2018 – Erfurt (DE) – From Hell
October 5th 2018 – Luzern (CH) – Schüür
October 10th 2018 – Aachen (DE) – Musikbunker (with Threshold)
October 11th 2018 – Pratteln (CH) – Z7 (with Threshold)
October 12th 2018 – Aschaffenburg (DE) Colos-Saal (with Threshold)
October 13th 2018 – Zoetermeer (NL) – Boerderij (with Threshold)
October 14th 2018 – Hamburg (DE) – Markthalle (with Threshold)
October 16th 2018 – Jena (DE) – F-Haus (with Threshold)
October 17th 2018 – Prag (CZ) – Nova Chmelnice (with Threshold)
October 18th 2018 – München (DE) – Feierwerk (with Threshold)
October 19th 2018 – Mannheim (DE) – MS Connexion Complex (with Threshold)
October 20th 2018 – Essen (DE) – Turock (with Threshold)
October 21st 2018 – London (UK) – Assembly Hall (with Threshold)
October 26th 2018 – Langenthal (CH) – Old Capitol
November 3rd 2018 – Offenbach am Main (DE) – Turnhalle TV Bieber
November 9th 2018 – Siebnen (CH) – District 28
November 17th 2018 – Rostock (DE) – Zwischenbau (with Gus G.)
November 18th 2018 – Oberhausen (DE) – Kulttempel (with Gus G.)
November 20th 2018 – Zoetermeer (NL) – Boerderij (with Gus G.)
November 21st 2018 – Genk (BE) – Colosseum (with Gus G.)
November 25th 2018 – Milan (IT) – Legend Club (with Gus G.)
November 27th 2018 – Sursee (CH) – Kulturwerk 118 (with Gus G.)
November 28th 2018 – Albstadt (DE) – Tropicana (with Gus G.)
November 29th 2018 – Siegburg (DE) – Kubana (with Gus G.)
November 30th 2018 – Mannheim (DE) – MS Connexion (with Gus G.)
Dezember 1st 2018 – Aalen (DE) – Rock it! (with Gus G.)
Dezember 2nd 2018 – Wien (Ö) – Escape Metal Corner (with Gus G.)
Dezember 5th 2018 – Bratislava (SK) – Randal Club (with Gus G.)
Dezember 6th 2018 – Budapest (UN) – A38 (with Gus G.)

 

 

Black Majesty – New album in September..

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Faster and louder. Australia’s Black Majesty are back with their seventh album ‘Children Of the Abyss’ on Pride & Joy Music. Vocalist John ‘Gio’ Cavaliere’s classy and moody vocals wail over the first single ‘Dragons Unite’ backed by the thunderous rhythm section of Evan Harris on bass and Ben Wignall on drums. Guitar solos galore, the twin attack of Hanny Mohamed and Stevie Janevski team up for lots of guitar wizardry, reminiscent of their heroes Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Helloween & Queensryche.
Produced by Roland Grapow (Masterplan), the new album “Children of the Abyss” has a world class production with songs like ‘Hideaway’, ‘Something’s Going On’ and the title track that are sure to become fan favorites in the live setting.
With countless live shows under their belt, Black Majesty have toured with some of the most well known heavy metal bands on the planet whilst having played at the world’s best Heavy Metal festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Metal Universe, Screamfest & Headbangers Open Air.
Look no further than the mega album art by Thomas Ewerhard, “Children Of the Abyss” is one of the finest power metal albums of 2018
The album is set for release on September 21st/.
check for more at:
http://www.blackmajesty.com

GRAVE DIGGER – Unveil Title And Release Date Of Upcoming Album! European Tour Announced!

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German heavy metal legend GRAVE DIGGER just unveiled the title of their upcoming studio album: It is entitled The Living Dead and will be released on September 14th via Napalm Records.

Since their founding back in 1980, GRAVE DIGGER have been leaders in the German heavy metal scene. They created their very own version of Teutonic heavy music – albums like Heavy Metal BreakdownWitch Hunter or Tunes Of War became classics in the scene. Now the band will return with another face smashing album followed by a big run of shows throughout Europe!

GRAVE DIGGER will hit the road again in 2019 with a series of headliner appearances on their “Tour Of The Living Dead” opening in Hannover, Germany on January 11th and finishing in Tel Aviv, Israel on February 9th. See the full list of dates below.

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Tour Of The Living Dead 2018
GRAVE DIGGER
w/ Burning Witches

11.01.19 DE – Hannover / MusikZentrum
12.01.19 DE – Andernach / JUZ Live Club
13.01.19 CH – Pratteln / Z7
14.01.19 DE – München / Backstage
15.01.19 DE – Aschaffenburg / Colos-Saal
16.01.19 DE – Saarbrücken / Garage
17.01.19 DE – Bochum / Zeche
18.01.19 DE – Glauchau / Alte Spinnerei
19.01.19 DE – Neuruppin / Kulturhaus Neuruppin
20.01.19 NL – Rotterdam / Baroeg
22.01.19 DE – Hamburg / Markthalle
23.01.19 DE – Berlin / Lido
24.01.19 DE – Bamberg / Live Musik Club
25.01.19 DE – Regensburg/Obertraublingen / Eventhalle-Airport
26.01.19 DE – Memmingen / Kaminwerk
27.01.19 DE – Ludwigsburg / Rockfabrik
28.01.19 FR – Paris / Petit Bain
29.01.19 UK – London / The Underworld
30.01.19 BE – Vosselaar / Biebob
31.01.19 FR – France TBA
01.02.19 ES – Bilbao / Santana 27
02.02.19 ES – Madrid / Mon Live
03.02.19 ES – Barcelona / Razzmatazz 2
09.02.19 IL – Tel Aviv / Gagarin Club

GRAVE DIGGER are:
Chris Boltendahl – Vocals
Axel Ritt – Guitar
Jens Becker – Bass
Stefan Arnold – Drums
Marcus Kniep – Keyboards

GRAVE DIGGER online:
www.grave-digger-clan.de
www.facebook.com/gravediggerofficial
www.instagram.com/gravediggerband
www.twitter.com/GRAVEDIGGERclan

POWERWOLF – Release Official Video For “Demons Are A Girl’s Best Friend”!

POWERWOLF – Germany’s most successful band have just released the official music video for their new very first song “Demons Are A Girl’s Best Friend”. The song is taken from the new album The Sacrament Of Sin which will be released worldwide on July 20th 2018 via Napalm Records.

Millennial Reign – Second single released..

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“Till The End” is called  the second single out from the new album of  Millennial Reign. The album called “The Great Divide” will be released on May 25th.

The US power metal band Millennial Reign are back with their new album “The Great Divide”! The album features new members Travis Wills [vocals], Steve Nichols [drums] and Neil Bertrand [bass] together with founding member Dave Harvey [guitars].”The Great Divide” is the follow-up to “Carry The Fire”, the label debut for the Swedish label Ulterium Records. Since the release of “Carry The Fire” the band toured with Stryper on their “To Hell With The Devil 30th anniversary tour” as well as supported bands like Sonata Arctica, Leaves’ Eyes, Theocracy, Omnium Gatherum, Hammerfall and Joe Lynn Turner.

“The Great Divide” feels like a more focused and powerful album than its precursor and the new vocalist Travis Wills [Infidel Rising] really shines through the album with his raw and emotional vocals. Fast, catchy songs like “Break The Tide” and “Imagine” are mixed with epic songs like “Till The End” and “Wounds In Hand” and together they form a great collection of songs that should appeal to fans of US power metal and melodic metal.

Millennial Reign are scheduled to support Stryper and Hammerfall in June and will also play in Mexico for the first time this year.

155753 Tracklisting:
01. The Genesis
02. Break The Tide
03. More Than Scars
04. Imagine
05. Till The End
06. In Your Silence
07. The Day The Sun Stood Still
08. Behind The Time
09. Wounds In Hand
10. The Great Divide

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Millennial Reign line-up:
Travis Wills  – Vocals
Dave Harvey – Guitars
Steve Nichols – Drums
Neil Bertrand – Bass

Millennial Reign discography:
2018: The Great Divide [Ulterium Records]
2015: Carry The Fire [Ulterium Records]
2012: Millennial Reign

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Ty Sims
Artwork by Jan Yrlund [Battle Beast, Pyramaze, Korpiklaani]

 

POWERWOLF – Unveil Album Artwork, Title & Track Listing Of New Album!

POWERWOLF releases the full album artwork including track listing! After teasing with appetizers in form of song titles and parts of the stunning album artwork, it’s time to see it in full!

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The Sacrament Of Sin is full of purest lifeblood and heaviest passion! This new record overwhelms both with sophisticated songwriting and sheer aggression – and proves once more why POWERWOLF are the one and only true high priests of heavy metal!The Sacrament Of Sin is full of purest lifeblood and heaviest passion! This new record overwhelms both with sophisticated songwriting and sheer aggression – and proves once more why POWERWOLF are the one and only true high priests of heavy metal!Matthew Greywolf on the upcoming release:”We’re proud to finally unveil the album title along with the amazing cover artwork of “THE SACRAMENT OF SIN”. While we are in the final stage of mixing the album at Fascination Street Studios we can’t wait to unleash this monster and celebrate this new chapter together with all of you – expect nothing less but a mass more intense than ever, bringing some new elements to the liturgy while being as wild and wolfish as it could!” The full track listing of “The Sacrament Of Sin” offers a dozen metal psalms forged for all eternity:

1. Fire & Forgive
2. Demons Are A Girl‘s Best Friends
3. Killers With The Cross
4. Incense And Iron
5. Where The Wild Wolves Have Gone6. Stossgebet
7. Nightside Of Siberia
8. The Sacrament Of Sin
9. Venom Of Venus
10. Nighttime Rebel
11. Fist By Fist (Sacralize Or Strike)
First exclusive pre-order editions will be available via EMP and Napalm Records shortly!
POWERWOLF’s history of success is a true metal fairytale! With their last three records all hitting the TOP 3 of the German album charts, two of them at NUMBER 1, sold-out headline shows and frenetically celebrated festival gigs all over Europe, POWERWOLF prove: Metal is religion and with their new effort The Sacrament Of Sin the best is yet to come!After loads of captivating live gigs, sold-out headliner shows – Grab your chance to meet POWERWOLF again at these very special summer festival appearances as well as on a full European headlining tour run together with Amaranthe and Kissin Dynamite!