Melodic Rocksters Kissin’ Dynamite released their last single “I’m coming home” on a clip available on YT, out of the new album called “Not the end of the road” set for release on January 21st from Napalm Records.
Napalm Records is proud to announce the signing of Swedish progressive metal juggernauts EVERGREY. The matchless force led by singer and guitarist Tom S. Englund has just inked a worldwide contract with the premier rock and metal label!
EVERGREY are truly Gothenburg’s finest exports, have been commanding the scene for over 25 years and have released twelve full-length records to date – starting with their blistering debut The Dark Discovery in 1998. Their latest chartbreaking high-quality offering, the critically acclaimed Escape Of The Phoenix (#12 on German album charts), was unveiled in early 2021, proving the inimitable ability of the five-piece to harmoniously weave dark lyricism with different shades of heaviness and musical influences. Over the course of time, EVERGREY remarkably managed to build their very own, powerful yet emotional sound that reaches the listener deep in their core and creates an exceptional experience with every note.
EVERGREY are currently working on new music. More to be announced soon.
Napalm Records is proud to announce the signing of one of Germany’s standout rock acts, KISSIN’ DYNAMITE!
Founded in 2007 as a school band, the Swabian powerhouse acclaimed their status as one of the best live acts out there at more than 600 shows around the world, while sharing the stage with acts such as Powerwolf, Steel Panther and U.D.O.
With six studio albums and various chart entries (#7 on the German album charts with Ecstasy ), the band established their trademark style – characterized by modern sounds, massive anthems and catchy hooks, paired with an 80s stadium rock attitude and eccentric look. It’s their explosive mixture of potent rock ingredients that makes KISSIN’ DYNAMITE stand out and positions them right at the core of modern rock music. Now, the German high-flyers and Napalm Records join forces to mark the next step in the band’s highly successful career.
In addition to the record deal, KISSIN’ DYNAMITE signed a booking deal with Austrian Cobra Agency.
KISSIN’ DYNAMITE on the signing:
“We’re beyond happy to announce that we just signed a record deal with well-known Austrian label Napalm Records, as well as Cobra Agency for our booking affairs. With this international-acting team by our side, we’re joining a club of companioned bands we’re sharing common memories with! Let’s do this together and #bringbackstadiumrock“
Napalm Records CEO Thomas Caser adds:
“Welcome KISSIN’ DYNAMITE! One of the most energetic and up-and-coming bands Germany has produced in hard rock since the Scorpions! We are extremely motivated and are very much looking forward to a long-term cooperation with this highly talented band. Our focus will not only be on the domestic GSA market but specifically on the band’s international development. Great things are coming!”
Catch KISSIN’ DYNAMITE live in 2021:
15.07.21 AT – Leoben / Area 53 Festival
16.07.21 DE – Balingen / Bang Your Head Festival
17.07.21 DE – Fritzlar / Rock Am Stück Festival
29. – 31.07.21 DE – Wacken Open Air
31.07.21 CZ – Dolni Vitkovice / Ostrava v Plamanech
29.08.21 CH – Aarburg / Riverside
KISSIN’ DYNAMITE are:
Hannes Braun – vocals
Ande Braun – guitar
Jim Müller – guitar
Steffen Haile – bass
Andi Schnitzer – drums
The insanely talented AD INFINITUM sign worldwide contract with Napalm Records!
We are proud to have signed with one of the most talented symphonic power metal outlets in 2019! AD INFINITUM was founded in 2018 in Montreux, Switzerland as Melissa Bonny’s solo project that became a solid band, when she joined forces with Adrian Theßenvitz, Jonas Asplind and Niklas Müller. Now it’s time to push it to the next level! AD INFINITUM are already planning an album for early next year, which will be released via Napalm Records.
AD INFINITUM’s statement:
“As the work on our album comes closer to its end, we are thrilled to announce that its arrival will be in good hands. We couldn’t hope for a better collaboration for this release than with Napalm Records. And cherry on the cake, the promotion of the album will start with a European tour with three talented bands. Stay tuned! Adrian, Niklas, Jonas & Melissa.”
Melissa Bonny, known from RAGE OF LIGHT and as guest-musician at WARKINGS, created Ad Infinitum as powerful mix between the beauty and magic of symphonic melodies and hard metal riffs. Melissa enchants her fans with her extremely changeable and unique voice.
Get in the AD INFINITUM vibe watching “I Am The Storm” HERE
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS will release a new album titled Wanderers on August 30th via Napalm Records. Following their chart breaking album The Deep & The Dark (2018), the band adds another spectacular album to their repertoire.
Wanderers is VISIONS OF ATLANTIS’ seventh album. The listener will be taken on a journey into the breathtaking depths of the symphonic metal universe. Wanderers offers a captivating musical and lyrical journey across the untamed seas along a powerful path towards self-discovery. It’s armed with amazing duets by Clémentine Delauney and Michele Guaitoli and is one of the most intense and profound symphonic metal albums the world has seen (or rather, heard) in the past 15 years.
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS really went all-in regarding their promotional photoshoot for the album. They chose a deserted beach along the coast of the vast Atlantic Ocean, including stranded pirate ships and a harsh coastline created by the elements. It is quite obvious why the Peninsula of Quiberon was the perfect destination for this photo shoot: the natural light and rough seas supplied a beautiful backdrop and the pictures capture the vision of Wanderers perfectly.
Accompanying the release of Wanderers, the band will set out to tour many places in Europe:
05.07.19 DE – Nordheim / Sunstorm Festival
06.07.19 DE – Ballenstedt / Rock Harz Festival
25.07.19 RU – Serpukhov / Big Gun Festival
11.07.19 DE – Balingen / Bang Your Head!! Festival – SPECIAL SHOW WITH ORCHESTRA!
11.08.19 PT – Vagos / Vagos Metal Fest
16.08.19 CZ – Moravský Krumlov / Rock Heart Festival
17.08.19 SE – Lugnet, Falun / Sabaton Open Air
ALBUM RELEASE SHOWS
28.08.19 AT – Bruck/Mur / Dachbodentheater 2.0
29.08.19 DE – Munich / Backstage
30.08.19 DE – Bochum / Rockpalast
31.08.19 DE – Siegburg / Kubana
01.09.19 DE – Frankfurt / Nachtleben
Sepcial Guest for FREEDOM CALL:
04.10.19 SK – Kosice / Kasarne
08.10.19 DE – Hamburg / Knust
09.10.19 DE – Berlin / Musik & Frieden
10.10.19 DE – Aschaffenburg / Colos-Saal
11.10.19 CZ – Prague / Meet Factory
12.10.19 CZ – Zlin / Masters of Rock Cafe
13.10.19 HU – Budapest / Dürer Kert
16.10.19 DE – Cologne / Club Volta
17.10.19 DE – Stuttgart / clubCANN
18.10.19 DE – Erfurt / HsD
19.10.19 CH – Pratteln / Z7
About VISIONS OF ATLANTIS:
Visions of Atlantis is an Austrian-French-Italian Symphonic Metal band that was formed in August 2000 in the beautiful town of Bruck an der Mur. Visions of Atlantis uses harmonies of male and female vocals from the beginning of their career, which makes them extraordinary and distinctive from other bands of the genre. The band consists of Clémentine Delauney (vocals), Michele Guaitoli (vocals), Christian Douscha (guitar), Thomas Caser (drums) and Herbert Glos (bass).
On August 10th the German metal a-cappella masters VAN CANTO will release their seventh studio album: Trust in Rust.
Since 2006 they have brought pure vocal power to the metal world. Now made up of seven members, Trust in Rust covers a wide stylistic range from melodic to bombastic, showcasing their own takes on ballads, hard rock ballbreakers and speed metal anthems. Covers, ranging from Helloween’s “Ride the Sky” (feat. Kai Hansen) to AC/DC`s “Hells Bells”, give listeners a completely fresh glimpse at the vocal crew. The sound of Trust in Rust reflects their varied experiences on the road with unbroken power and passion for the human voice in heavy metal.
The band on the new album:
“If you release 7 albums in 12 years you aren’t able to rust. Nevertheless the new album is rougher and more metal. It’s a composite work of all 7 band members, full of new ideas but without losing the good old VAN CANTO style. We are still excited about what we are doing and believe in ourselves – trust in rust!”
- Back in the Lead
- Trust in Rust
- Ride the Sky (feat. Kai Hansen)
- Desert Snake
- Darkest Days
- Hells Bells
- Heading Home
CD 2: Best Of – Orchestral Versions:
- The Mission (Orchestral Version)
- Rain (Orchestral Version)
- Hero (Orchestral Version)
- Take to the Sky (Orchestral Version)
- Water Fire Heaven Earth (Orchestral Version)
- My Voice (Orchestral Version)
- If I Die in Battle (Orchestral Version)
- The Higher Flight (Orchestral Version)
- Unholy (Orchestral Version)
- The Other Ones (Orchestral Version)
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 Breakdown, Witch 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.
Tour Of The Living Dead 2018
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
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.
DEE SNIDER SIGNS WITH NAPALM RECORDS WORLDWIDE !
The label states:
“We are thrilled to announce that legendary TWISTED SISTER frontman DEE SNIDER inked a deal with NAPALM RECORDS for his upcoming solo album! This opus is entitled FOR THE LOVE OF METAL and will deliver what its name promises: pure world class metal!
Dee Snider doesn’t need any introduction anymore, right? Influential hard rock legend, reality TV star, Broadway alumni, horror movie director, radio host and as you all know – he is a thoroughbred heavy metal enthusiast.
FOR THE LOVE OF METAL is produced by Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta and features contributions from Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage), Mark Morton (Lamb Of God), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Joel Grind and Nick Bellmore (Toxic Holocaust) and Charlie Bellmore (Kingdom Of Sorrow). So prepare for a unique masterpiece!
This brand new DEE SNIDER album will be out this summer.”
DEE SNIDER on the signing:
“I am beyond excited to be working with one of the world’s leading labels for heavy music, it’s a perfect home for this album! I believe there’s something for every hard rock and metal fan on this record and I cannot wait to unleash it on the world July 27th!”
Thomas Caser, Managing Director of NAPALM RECORDS comments:
„We are absolutely delighted to announce this signing today. It’s an honor to work with such an iconic artist such as Dee who lives and breathes METAL! This album is nothing but pure metal and adrenaline!”
More album details coming soon!
DEE SNIDER – Live 2018:
03.08. – 04.08.2018 SE – Rejmyre / Skogsröjet Festival
10.08. – 12.08.2018 BE – Kortrijk / Alcatraz Metal Festival
Kamelot premiere second single track & music video
“Phantom Divine (Shadow Empire)” out of their new album called “Shadow Theory”
set for release on April 6th from Napalm Records.
TREMONTI – TO RELEASE A DYING MACHINE WORLDWIDE VIA NAPALM RECORDS ON JUNE 8th
Tremonti, the band comprised of Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, Eric Friedman on guitars, and Garrett Whitlock on drums, will be releasing their fourth full-length album, A Dying Machine, worldwide via Napalm Records on June 8th. Longtime producer, Michael “Elvis” Baskette, produced the album. The album is currently available for pre-order at: http://smarturl.it/ADyingMachine-NPR
From the militant drum assault of the album opener “Bringer Of War” to the instrumental closer “Found,” A Dying Machine is Tremonti’s most-diverse musical offering to date. Songs like “From The Sky,” “Throw Them To The Lions” and “A Lot Like Sin” are signature Tremonti that fans have come to love from the trio. Songs like “Trust,” “The First The Last” and “Desolation” take the listener to new places sonically, all backed by Tremonti’s signature vocal style. A teaser video with music from the album can be seen at: https://youtu.be/LbJNULY8R0w
A Dying Machine is the first concept album of Tremonti’s career and the music is inspired by a story that came to Mark while on the last Alter Bridge tour. During that time, the epic title track “A Dying Machine” was born. The story, which is being turned into a full-length work of fiction authored by Mark Tremonti and John Shirley, takes place at the turn of the next century where humans and fabricated beings called “vessels” are trying to co-exist. Tremonti and Shirley are working on finishing the novel to release alongside the record.
The track listing for A Dying Machine is:
1) Bringer Of War
2) From The Sky
3) A Dying Machine
5) Throw Them To The Lions
6) Make It Hurt
8) The First The Last
9) A Lot Like Sin
10) The Day When Legions Burned
11) As The Silence Becomes Me
12) Take You With Me
Tremonti will be hitting the road in support of A Dying Machine. The band will be playing a record release show in Orlando on May 12th at the Social. They are also confirmed for Carolina Rebellion on May 4th, the Lunatic Luau on May 5th and will be playing a headline shows in Savannah on May 2nd and Atlanta on May 7th. The band heads over to Europe in mid-June for seven weeks of touring that includes dates as direct support for Iron Maiden alongside headline shows and European festival appearances. Full tour information and ticket purchase links can be found at http://www.marktremonti.com.
After two decades at the forefront of all things guitar, a GRAMMY® Award win, 40 million-plus units sold between Alter Bridge, Creed, and his eponymous Tremonti, and countless other accolades, Mark Tremonti once again summited an uncharted creative peak in 2018. For the very first time, the guitarist and singer crafted an immersive concept and accompanying novel for Tremonti’s fourth full-length album and first for Napalm Records, A Dying Machine. Since emerging in 2012, he and his bandmates—Eric Friedman [guitar, bass] and Garrett Whitlock [drums]—have built the foundation for such an ambitious statement. Their full-length debut All I Was bowed in the Top 5 of the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart and Top 30 of the Top 200. The 2015 follow-up Cauterize hit the #1 spot on the Top Rock Albums chart on iTunes when it was released. 2015 saw the frontman take home “Best Guitarist” at the Loudwire Music Awards just a year removed from his 2014 “Riff Lord” win at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods. In between sold out headline gigs and festival appearances everywhere from Rock on the Range to Shiprocked!, 2016’s Dust maintained that momentum. With A Dying Machine, Tremonti reaches new heights like never before.
02.05.18 US – Savannah, GA / The Stage On Bay
04.05.18 US – Concord, NC / Carolina Rebellion
05.05.18 US – Virginia Beach, VA / Lunatic Luau
07.05.18 US – Atlanta, GA / The Masquerade
12.05.18 US – Orlando, FL / The Social
*w/ Iron Maiden
17.06.18 IT – Florence / Firenze Rocks
18.06.18 DE – Munich / Strom
19.06.18 DE – Leipzig /Täubchental
21.06.18 DK – Copenhagen / Copenhell
22.06.18 BE – Dessel / Graspop Metal Meeting
23.06.18 FR – Clisson / Hellfest
26.06.18 NL – Zwolle / Hedon
28.06.18 UK – Glasgow / 02 ABC
29.06.18 UK – London / 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
30.06.18 UK – Birmingham / 02 Institute
02.07.18 UK – Belfast / Limelight
03.07.18 UK – Dublin / Academy
05.07.18 UK – Portsmouth / Pyramids Centre
09.07.18 IT – Milan / San Siro Ippodromo*
10.07.18 CH – Zurich / Hallenstadion*
13.07.18 PO – Lisbon / Altice Arena*
14.07.18 ES – Viveiro / Viveiro Ressurrection Fest
17.07.18 IT – Muggia / Piazza Unita d’Italia*
24.07.18 CR – Zagreb / Zagreb Arena*
27.07.18 PL – Krakow / Tauron Arena*
28.07.18 PL – Krakow / Tauron Arena*
29.07.18 PL – Warsaw / Klub Hybrydy
31.07.18 DE – Berlin / Lido
01.08.18 DE – Cologne / Luxor
02.08.18 DE – Wacken / Wacken Open Air
The Shadow Theory is here! Coming on April 6th 2018 via Napalm Records!
After releasing the title of the upcoming KAMELOT masterpiece and very first shows of the The Shadow Tour in the Netherlands, Norway and the UK, it’s time to take the next step in support of The Shadow Theory!
KAMELOT’s founder Thomas Youngblood states:
“The Shadow Theory album is a psychological journey through the complexity of the Human Mind. We are subjected to stimuli constantly through media, technology, social experiments and AI. Can we still be social creatures in the near future? The Shadow Theory is an album that is mixing many worlds, giving the listener an Escape within our own realities. This album was written and recorded over the entire year and we are really proud of the song elements and diversity on The Shadow Theory.”
Now a first and exciting album teaser has been released, get your ears and eyes on it right HERE!
The Shadow Theory was produced by acclaimed music producer Sascha Paeth and mastered by Jacob Hansen. A massive piece of work that will more than please critics and fans alike. Guests on the album include Lauren Hart (Once Human), Jennifer Haben (Beyond The Black) and Sascha Paeth. The amazing cover and artwork was created by Stefan Heilemann.
The full The Shadow Theory track listing reads as follows:
- The Mission
- Phantom Divine (Shadow Empire)
- Burns To Embrace
- In Twilight Hours
- Kevlar Skin
- MindFall Remedy
- Stories Unheard
- Vespertine (My Crimson Bride)
- The Proud and The Broken
- Ministrium (Shadow Key)
A 2-CD edition is available with the digipak version and the following additional track listing
- Phantom Divine (Shadow Empire) (Instrumental version)
- RavenLight (Instrumental version)
- Amnesiac (Instrumental version)
- Burns To Embrace (Instrumental version)
- Kevlar Skin (Instrumental version)
- The Proud and The Broken (Instrumental version)
- The Last Day of Sunlight (bonus)
In December 2017, W.A.S.P. successfully completed their “ReIdolized” tour supporting the 25th anniversary of their iconic hit album “The Crimson Idol“, the legendary story of Jonathan Aaron Steele, which will finally be released in a rerecorded version and of the album with the 4 missing songs – as originally intended – together with “The Crimson Idol” movie on DVD and BluRay!
W.A.S.P. now proudly present the first glimpse of the incredible film material that has never been officially released! Check out the video for “Chainsaw Charlie” HERE!
For the first time EVER as originally intended – the film and soundtrack are united and will be released as one special product! The product will also feature 4 additional songs that were intended to be part of the original “The Crimson Idol“.
“ReIdolized (The Soundtrack to the Crimson Idol)” will be released worldwide on February 2nd 2018via Napalm Records! The following formats can be pre-ordered HERE:
2CD & Bluray & DVD in Slipcase
2LP Gatefold + DVD
2CD Digipack (Re-Press)
2CD Jewelcase (Re-Press)
Track listing CD1:
1 The Titanic Overture
2 The Invisible Boy
3 Arena of Pleasure
4 Chainsaw Charlie (Murders in the New Morgue)
5 The Gypsy Meets the Boy
6 Michael’s Song
7 Miss You
8 Doctor Rockter
Track listing CD2:
1 I Am One
2 The Idol
3 Hold on to My Heart
4 Hey Mama
5 The Lost Boy
6 The Peace
7 Show Time
8 The Great Misconceptions of Me