RAGE – First single clip released….

Rage have released the first single “Let them rest in peace” as videoclip out from their forthcoming album called “Wings of Rage” set for release on January 10th 2020.

 

Video produced by http://www.lensflareclips.de

Camera & director : Jörg Tochtenhagen, Jörg Scheuer

Edit & Post production : Jörg Scheuer

Additional effects : Jörg Tochtenhagen

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)

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!

 

FREE FROM SIN – New album in July….

Second album is coming up this summer on July 20th from swedish metallers
FREE FROM SIN.

The tracklist so far is:

Pandemonium
Faces of Christ
The Devils mule
GOD made you Hate (The core of War)
The Unholy
Crossing the Borderline
MR BLAKK
Deciever (become a Believer)
Break and Burn
Gabriel
World Victim (The end)

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Swedish metal band FREE FROM SIN released their self-titled debutalbum in 2015. The debutalbum was received very well in the hard rock and metal communities.

FREE FROM SIN – Free From Sin (2015)
Songlist:
Requiem (instrumental)
Evershine
Free From Sin
Believer
Evil Or Divine
Dreamstealer
Stumbling Down A Wicked Road
The Masquerade Temple Of Fear
La Grande Finale (instrumental)

The album was first released digitally on label Blakk records July 7th, 2015 and a physical release followed in all of Europe September 25th, 2015 on label Pride & Joy Music.

ALDARIA – New single out….

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ALDARIA released a new single track called “When The Time Has Come”. 100% of all income of this single will be donated to Cancer Research.

ALDARIA’s mastermind Frode Hovd comments: “This is a very important cause for me, as I lost my mother to this horrible disease in 2010. The single will be available across all streaming and digital platforms, and on the official webstore (www.aldariaband.com), where you will get a special edition with a lossless audio file, instrumental, high resolution cover art, and lyrics.”Line-up:Vocals: Chris Bay (Freedom Call), Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), Ola Halen (ex Insania Stockholm), Yannis Papadopoulos (Beast In Black),  Mike Livas, Victor Emenka (Soulspell), Terje Harøy(Pyramaze), Siegfried Samer (Dragony), Todd Michael Hall (Riot V), David Åkesson (Qantize)Guitars: Frode Hovd (Aldaria), Christer Harøy (Divided Multitude), Thobbe Englund (ex Sabaton), Lars Rettkowitz (Freedom Call), Jimmy Hedlund (Falconer)Bass: Ronnie König (Signum Regis)Orchestration: Peter Crowley’s Fantasy Dream & Frode HovdDrums: Morten Gade Sørensen (Pyramaze) Mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios

Lovebites – Reveal debut album “AWAKENING FROM ABYSS” & announce first UK headline show

Japanese power metal heroines LOVEBITES have revealed the title and release date of their debut full-length album AWAKENING FROM ABYSS”, which is due for release in the UK via JPU Records on 8th December 2017.
The five-piece are also excited to announce their first ever overseas performance at HYPER JAPAN, London on 25 & 26th November – which is to be followed with their first ever UK headline show at London Underworld on 27th November.

AWAKENING FROM ABYSS follows on from the THE LOVEBITES EP, a limited release which sold out in Japan and was recently released in the UK and Europe with a poster, English liner notes and lyric translations. NEO Magazine, the UK’s longest running Asian Pop Culture publication awarded the EP a full five stars, commenting “Iron Maiden would be proud. LOVEBITES have the makings of metal stars.”

The album has been mixed by Mikko Karmila and mastered by Mika Jussila of Finnvox Studios in Finland, the same team behind the highly rated debut EP. Its cover art has been created by David Lopez Gómez, the illustrator behind German heavy metal band Helloween’s best album SWEET SEDUCTIONS, as well as their 30th anniversary book.

It also marks the first time LOVEBITES have recorded as a five-member band, with support guitarist mi-ya now joining as a permanent member.

Check out the video for “Shadowmaker” here:

Catch LOVEBITES live in the UK for the very first time this November:

25.11 – HYPER JAPAN, London
26.11 – HYPER JAPAN, London
27.11 – London, Underworld* –
*(Headliner)

LOVEBITES are:
Asami – vocals
Midori – guitars
Mi-ya – guitars & keyboards
Miho – bass
Haruna – drums