PREACH and DESECRATE Confirmed for Metal Over Malta III Festival!

ALPHA OMEGA Management has a pleasure to announce that two of its roster bands, PREACH and DESECRATE are confirmed for Metal Over Malta III Festival, set to take place on March 10-11, 2017. The festival will be headlined by ORPHANED LAND and CIVIL WAR. Metal over Malta Festival is hosted by another Alpha Omega roster band, WEEPING SILENCE. Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/673140919501836

PREACH, formed in 2006, is a proof of the fact why Swedish metal is held in such a high consideration throughout the world. With their straight forward riffs, melodic hooks and inyourface vocals the band deliver metal as it’s supposed to be. Hard, heavy and passionate! PREACH joined SODOM as main support on their show in Saint Petersburg, on November 4th. Check out the latest PREACH video “Comes To Pass”, released in December 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAJGKkzBeQM

Formed in 1995, DESECRATE immediately became protagonist in the Italian underground scene. Their debut full-length album “Moonshiny Tales (The Torment and the Rapture)” came out in 1998 via Mephisto Records. Due to several musical disagreements, the band went to hiatus in 2001, but after nine years, in 2010, DESECRATE raised from the ashes again, releasing a new album, “XIII The Death” in 2012, via Inverse Records. The band’s sound has remained faithful to the European matrix death metal of the 90’s aggressive and scratching sonority, with several arrangement innovations which together with the constant use of the piano, create a very personal sound. Recently the band has toured in Italy, having one of the highlights the final show with Dark Tranquillity. DESECRATE‘s latest effort “Orpheus” came out in January 2015, followed by a promotional tour in Italy. DESECRATE‘s song “Nevermore”, from “Orpheus”, will be featuring in the movie, entitled “Stridor”. The film will come out in late January/early February 2017. Also check out “To the Hades and Back” (Official Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTOxGaBySaE

More information at:
PREACH: http://www.facebook.com/PreachSwe
DESECRATE: http://desecrate.ithttps://www.facebook.com/DESECRATE.Official
MANAGEMENT: http://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement

SURVIVE Featuring on MOTORHEAD Tribute Album, Out December 28th!

Japan, Tokyo based Thrash Heroes SURVIVE are featuring on MOTORHEAD Tribute Album, set to be released on December 28th, via Straight Up Records, to honour Lemmy Kilmister, who passed on that day, a year ago!

“This remembrance album pays a tribute to the great career of MOTORHEAD, featuring 27 front line bands on Japan and Korea’s punk hardcore scene, covering the MOTORHEAD masterpieces!”

Comments Nemo, SURVIVE’s guitarist and vocalist:
“I am proud that we could cover “Burner” for this memorial service to MOTORHEAD and Lemmy Kilmister, who we love and always will. I definitely hope you to listen to this work.”

Get more information here: http://straightup-rec.com/tributetomotorhead.html

Just recently SURVIVE announced their “Human Misery” Tour 2016-2017, in support of the band’s latest album “Human Misery”, released on September 30th, 2015 via Rebel Recordings. The tour kicks off on December 9th in Kobe! Check out the tour dates below.

“Human Misery” Tour dates:
2016
12/09 – Kobe KINGS CROSS
12/10 – Shiga B-FLAT
12/11 – Kyoto MOJO
12/23 – Yamaguchi Shunan RISE
12/24 – Saga RAG-G
12/25 – Fukuoka KIETH FLACK
2017
01/21 – Utsunomiya HEAVEN’S ROCK VJ-1
02/12 – Koriyama PEAK ACTION
02/18 – Nagoya R.A.D
02/19 – Shinsaibashi KING COBRA
03/04 – Shibuya CYCLONE “TOUR FINAL”

“Human Misery” tracklist:
01. The Die Is Cast
02. In This Gray World
03. Shred Them All
04. Rules Of Lies
05. Fuck Against Authority
06. L.M.W.O.L
07. Seize The Victory
08. Human Misery

Check out “Shred them All”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP98KdggW4A

Japan, Tokyo based Thrash Heroes SURVIVE – formed in 1998 – have released 9 albums, 1 DVD and played several festivals (LOUD PARK, BEAST FEAST, MULTIPLEX-motorbike event, KOREAN LIVE ROCK, FORMOZ FESTIVAL, ASIA METAL FESTIVAL, DONGDUCHEON ROCK FESTIVAL, TRENDKILL EXTREME FEAST, etc.), and toured all over the world with BEHEMOTH, UNITED, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, DOPE, PULLING TEETH, TESTAMENT, OUTRAGE, ANTHRAX, HATEBLEED, NAPALM DEATH, just to name a few of them. Check out “Rules Of Lies” – SURVIVE OFFICIAL ROADmovie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eO2GHUZsTl0

More information at:
BAND: http://www.rebel-survive.comhttps://www.facebook.com/survive333
MANAGEMENT: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement

Myrkgrav-Takk Og Farvel:Tida Er Blitt Ei Annen

Myrkgrav Takk Og Farvel Tida Er Blitt Ei Annen

1. Skjøn jomfru (Norwegian version)
2. Vonde auer
3. Bakom gyrihaugen
4. Soterudsvarten
5. Om å danse bekhette (10th anniversary edition)
6. Spålsnatt
7. Tørrhard
8. Finnkjerringa (10th anniversary edition)
9. Østa glette
10. Sjuguttmyra
11. Uttjent
12. Tviom!
13. Skjøn jomfru (English version)
14. Takk og farvel

 

Finnish folk one-man metal band Mykgrav released the album. I can say about the album that has a soul to it in viking folk style, it is a special musical piace of art.

On this album there are the influences of black metal, rock, melodic music. All of this has a part in creating a unigue story that this musician present’s trough his music.

The sounds and melodies on this album are perfectly combined, there are some mistakes in crossings between melodies and sound, but it’s nothing special, everything is in perfect order.

The vocals are amazing, pure traditional folk vocals with some black metal vocals in some of the songs, they totally made the atmosphere more unigue in the songs.

Tehnical compliance is great, few thinks could have been done better, but it’s perfect as it is, acoustic is awesome, production is good.

Instrumental songs themeself’s tell a story trough sound and music about traditional scandinavian culture as well as the lyrics, making this album powerful and interesting for the listening.

Mykgrav doesn’t  present only music, it present emotions, tradition and culture. Everything about this one-man folk metal is unigue and in perfect musical balance. Music for the ears and soul.

 

Rating Album:9,5/10

 

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Ayreon is going to held a live show next year with members of Kamelot, Nightwish,Symphony X and Blind Guardian

 

 

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Ayreonauts will take place in September 15th and 16th of 2017 in your calendars! These will be  the days that you can hear AYREON live. AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen has chose the best songs from the AYREON albums and “Star One” to create an  special and exclusive live AYREON show: “Ayreon Universe”. The show will be held  at the 013 venue in Tilburg by the very best original AYREON vocalists and instrumentalists.

The next will be an exciting year for Arjen Lucassen, with a new AYREON album that is going to be released and his first AYREON live shows ever with “Ayreon Universe”. In contrast to “The Theater Equation”, “Ayreon Universe” is comletly organized and arranged by Arjen Lucassen personally, assisted by Joost van den Broek.

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“After the huge success of the four sold-out AYREON theater shows in 2015, Joost and I decided to boldly go even bigger,” says Arjen. “This is a full-on ‘best of AYREON’ rock show in a big venue with as many original AYREON singers and musicians as possible. We’re calling it ‘Ayreon Universe’, and as you might guess, it’s a huge undertaking. We’ve had an entire team working on it for over a year already. AYREON fans have high expectations, and we want to be sure to give them a once in a lifetime experience that they’ll never forget.

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There will be no less than 16 original AYREON singers:

* Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH)
* Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X)
* Damian Wilson (THRESHOLD)
* Hansi Kürsch (BLIND GUARDIAN)
* Tommy Karevik (KAMELOT)
* Marco Hietala (NIGHTWISH)
* Jonas Renkse (KATATONIA)
* Mike Mills (TOEHIDER)
* Anneke Van Giersbergen (THE GENTLE STORM)
* Marcela Bovio (STREAM OF PASSION)
* Irene Jansen
* Robert Soeterboek (STAR ONE)
* Edward Reekers (KAYAK)
* Jan van Feggelen
* Magali Luyten (NIGHTMARE)
* Lisette Marije (SCARLET STORIES)

The hand-picked band of 8 of Arjen’s favorite AYREON instrumentalists includes Ed Warby (drums), Johan van Stratum (bass), Marcel Coenen (lead guitar), Ferry Duijsens (guitar), Joost VAN DEN Broek (keyboards), Ben Mathot (violin), Jeroen Goossens (flutes, woodwinds) and Maaike Peterse (cello).

He add this also:”Ayreon Universe’ is bound to become one of the most unique live events ever in the symphonic and progressive rock/metal genre,” says musical director Joost Van Den Broek. “We’re combining a big selection of top vocalists and instrumentalists who have never been on one stage together before.”

“The music of AYREON sets the bar really high, pushing everyone involved to their limits. In the upcoming months of preparation towards the shows, we will do everything possible to create a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experience and performance, living up to all the fans’ expectations.”

The “Ayreon Universe” live shows will feature a  songs from all AYREON albums (including from the upcoming release on Mascot Label Group), as well as a selection of fan favorites from “Star One”.

 

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Raw Ensemble

Band Members:

Drums:Uffe
Guitar:Dennis:
Bass Guitar:Mad
Vocals: Brecko
Guitar: Johannes

Hometown: Ulm/Germany

Genre: Thrash metal

1.How the band started?

RAW ENSEMBLE startet 2010 in Ulm, Germany, with Robert Bickerich and Dennis Eickenhorst on guitars. They had known about a new drummer in Ulm so Dennis contacted him and the RAW ENSEMBLE was ready to start with some basic ideas. After a few days Mary (Bass) and Chris (vocals) completed the first line up. After some months there was the first gig with six songs which were recorded one year later for the first mini CD “Jesus is back…and he is fucking angry!” It was released in january 2012. One year later Rob left the band for playing more classical guitar, but he is still the man behind the camera for live pictures! At first he left a big hole so that Mary and Chris left the band aswell and Dennis was working some months in a different country. After he returned RAW ENSEMBLE had found two new members for bass (Mad) and vocals (Brecko)! So there were some new songs written and after a gig with the legendary Possessed, Fab was asking us if we were still searching for a second guitar player. Of course we did and after two hours at the rehearsal room Fab completed the ENSEMBLE! In the end of 2015 the second CD “Suffer Well!” was recorded in Turbine powered studio in Ulm and released in June 2016. After the release party at the Hexenhaus in Ulm Fab left the band and Johannes joined the Ensemble directly at this evening while playing two of our older songs! Johannes will also be the one answering most of your questions today.

2.Which band is your role model?

As for the band our style mostly goes back to bay area Thrash-Metal bands like Slayer or Exodus mixed with some more modern vocals and teutonic precission and heavyness like for example Kreator My personal musical preference goes in a bit different direction with bands like TesseracT, Karnivool, Between The Buried and Me or Black Sun Aeon. Which will probably be heard in our new songs as I just joined the band.

3.What do You think about today’s metal scene?

I think today’s metal scene has due to the improvement of technology become some kind of a double edged sword. While it is much easier for underground bands to record music and basically make themselves being heard, that also leads to a much larger number of bands able to being heard which makes it somewhat harder to stand out of the masses. It also brings a larger number of metalheads though as it is much easier to gain access to the desired music so all in all I think it is a positive evolution and as long as bands keep doing what they do with focus, passion and hard work, they will be heard by the right people.

4.How would you describe in one sentence your work?

Basically imagine somebody putting you in the backseat of his sportscar without a seatbelt and taking you on a road trip full throttle 😉

5.Why did you decide to play this musical direction?

Thrash-Metal just has a certain heavyness and speed that makes you immeditely get into the music, although you don’t know a single song of the band you’re hearing for the first time. You just can’t help but wanting to bang your head to the crushing riffing, rumbling bass, agressive vocals and machine gun like drums. Also from a writers point Thrash-Metal leaves you a nice freedom with the riffs you want to write. As long as they are fast and hit hard, it does not matter how “doomy” or melodic they are.

6.Where would you most like to play a concert?

Well the more fans and the bigger the stage, the better 😀 But as long as there are people there, that enjoy your music, every concert is fun. So for me it’s more important, with whom you are playing instead of where.

7.Do you think that the metal festivals are enough visited?

From all the festivals I have been to, I never had the feeling of problems with the visitors count. As long a festival or gig has good advertising and enough reasons for people, that they will hate themselves for the rest of their lives if they miss that one concert, everything is fine 😀

8.What are you listening to the most right now?

Well of course “Raw Ensemble – Suffer Well”, the best album ever created 😀 But jokes aside I really do listen to our own album a lot as I am the new guy so I need to learn everything, the others worked out. I also really like a lot of the newer releases including “Gojira – Magma”, “TesseracT – Polaris” and “Fleshgod Apocalypse – King”. I also listen to a lot of bands I yet had the chance to share the stage with, like Entera, Contamination, Metavoid and I am really keen on the first album of Void Of Animus.

9.What would you say to your fans?

We apreciate everything you do for us and that you keep supporting us with such heart. We’re almost at 800 likes on Facebook as of right now and we wouldn’t have even been to get to 100 without your support. Really really thank you for all you do for us, so we can do more for you.

10.What are your plans for the future?

We are currently working on our very first music video for the track “Neither Nor”, which is only a matter of time until we can proudly present it to you. We also may have some larger gig opportunities next year but I’ll keep that a secret as for now. We did already start working on new material aswell, seeing that we have a new guitarist in our ensemble.

Links:

http://www.facebook.com/RawEnsemble?_

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BALFOR released “Crimson Stronghold” Lyric Video

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Ukrainian Black Metal horde BALFOR, featuring members of KhorsRaventale and ex-Hate Forest is now streaming the lyric video for the song “Crimson Stronghold”. The song is taken from the band’s third studio album, “Black Serpent Rising”, which will be released on January 15 via Drakkar Productions.
Black Serpent Rising” was recorded at More Music Studio in Kyiv, Ukraine. Mixed and mastered at Blacklight Studio by Shaddar (Khors, Ulvegr, etc.). Cover artwork created by Ukrainian artist Nurgeslag (Rotting Christ)

BALFOR are:
Thorgeir – vocals, guitars
Athamas – bass, vocals
Astaroth Merc – guitars
Khaoth – drums, percussion

Links:
www.balfor.info
www.facebook.com/balforofficial
www.balfor.bandcamp.com/

Source:  GRAND SOUNDS PROMOTION

Explosive Melodic Death DECADAWN ‘Take You There’ In New Music Video

 

Echoing the sounds of In Flames, Dark Tranquility and At The Gates, Montreal explosive melodic death metal titans DECADAWN are ready to ‘Take You There’ with their new music video unleashed at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U16Y5zEem8k

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The song is off the band’s 2014 debut album ‘Solitary Confinement’ featuring 10 blistering assaults that includes guest vocals from Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates) on the release’s title track. The album was produced by the band with mixing done at Fredman studios (Sweden) by Henrik Udd (Dimmu Borgir, Arch Enemy, Dark Tranquility).

To hear the full stream of ‘Solitary Confinement’, please visit http://decadawn.bandcamp.com/album/solitary-confinement

DECADAWN are currently working on their next album set for release in 2017.

Upcoming Show Dates:
Jan 6 – Montreal, QC – Katacombes – info

1. Disappear (3:53)
2. It All Ends Today (6:41)
3. Take You There (3:47)
4. Everblack (4:50)
5. Solitary Confinement (6:49)
6. Falling Down (5:39)
7. Even The Devil Hates You (6:03)
8. Until Dawn (5:48)
9. Hypochrist (6:05)
10. The Running Man (5:43)
Album Length: 55:24

For more info, please visit: www.Decadawn.com.

About:

Decadawn is a melodic death metal band from Montreal, Canada. In 2014 they released their first album ‘Solitary Confinement’ which features guest vocals from Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates) on the album’s title track. The band had some minor lineup changes since the release of their album. The full lineup is now made of: Louis-Charles Tardy (founding member, vocals, guitars), Pierre-Olivier Merizzi (lead guitars), Frank Larouche (rhythm guitars), Colin MacAndrews (drums) and Jean-Daniel Poirier (bass). They are currently working on their next album, which should be released in 2017.

Source: Asher Media Relations

CHRIST AGONY: “Legacy” Out Now and Streaming!

The great new album “Legacy” of the Polish black metal legends CHRIST AGONY was unleased on Friday (November 18th) to the masses, via Witching Hour Productions. The album is also streaming exclusively on Musickmagazine.pl, here: http://www.musickmagazine.pl/archiwa/5993 – Enjoy!

Polish Legends CHRIST AGONY – formed in 1990 – established since the beginning the leading edge of black metal scene and genre. The band’s debut full-length album “Unholyunion” was released in 1993, which became one of the most original and significant recordings in the world of black metal. November 18th 2016 marked the return of Cezar & CHRIST AGONY in all their glory! The album, entitled “Legacy” (via Witching Hour Productions) contains seven hymns summoning the old days, the atmosphere of the band’s first three albums. With Daray (Dimmu Borgir, Vesania, Hunter) behind the drums “Legacy” delivers crushing and excellent piece of black metal. The album was recorded in Studio 666 in Morag under the watchful eye (and ear) of Michal Grabowski. The cover art was designed by Black Team Media.

“Legacy” tracklist:

1. Conjuration
2. Sigillum Diaboli
3. Seal Ov The Black Flame
4. Black Blood Ov The Universe
5. Devil Worship
6. Coronation
7. Legacy Ov Sin & Blood

Check out “Legacy” Album Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cV48ugj0Hg
Also check out “Seal Ov The Black Flame”, the first track from the album, which was released for streaming at the beginning of November: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP1h11Y5LBU

‘Legacy’ line up:
Cezary ‘Cezar’ Augustynowicz – vocals, guitars
Dariusz ‘Daray’ Brzozowski – drums and percussion

CHRIST AGONY line up is:
Cezary ‘Cezar’ Augustynowicz – vocals, guitars
Tomasz ‘Reyash’ Rejek – bass guitar and vocals
Dariusz ‘Mlody’ Plaszewski – drums

Also check out:
Moonlight act III: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQ6ZikZfnuk
Coronation video clip: https://youtu.be/IVQfv_Pd-5U
Nocturn trailer: https://youtu.be/I8xIWzrdXWg

More information at:
BAND: http://christagonyband.bandcamp.comhttps://www.facebook.com/ChristAgony
MANAGEMENT: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement
LABEL: web.witchinghour.pl

Kseniya and Denis Zolotov-Kalevala

Kalevala

Interview with Kseniya and Denis Zolotov of Russian folk metal band Kalevala at Club Sioux in Belgrade at Hrast Festival. I was talking with Kalevala about when was band formed and how, also about  their Europe tour, their perfomance at Red Square at Moscow, new album and their music video “Nagryanuli” and so on. Enjoy this interesting and amazing video at Demon Reroports magazine and blog. Cheers.

D.R.I.: Announce “But Wait … THERE’S MORE! South East Tour 2016”!

Hardcore/metal crossover pioneers D.R.I. (DIRTY ROTTEN IMBECILES) will soon hit the road again, for their “But Wait … THERE’S MORE! South East Tour 2016”, kicking off November 26th in Harlingen, Texas. The support comes from TOXIC SHOCK. Check out the shows and venues below:

November 26th – Harlingen, TX – Hop Shop
November 27th – Laredo, TX – The Cold Brew
November 29th – San Antonio, TX – The Korova
November 30th – Fort Worth, TX – the Rail Club
December 01st – Austin, TX – Grizzly Hall (Dirty Dog)
December 02nd – Corpus, TX – Ayers Event Center
December 03rd – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds
December 04th – New Orleans, LA – Siberia
December 06th – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
December 07th – Atlantic Beach, FL – Harbor Tavern
December 08th – Satellite Beach, FL – Wynfields
December 09th – Tampa, FL – The Brass Mug
December 10th – Margate, FL – Omalley’s
December 11th – Sarasota, FL – Kelly’s Live

More upcoming show and tour dates here: http://www.dirtyrottenimbeciles.com/tour.htm

D.R.I. released their new EP, “But Wait… There’s More!”, on June 10th, via Beer City Records.

“But Wait… There’s More!” track listing:

01. Against Me
02. Anonymity
03. As Seen On TV
04. Mad Man
05. Couch Slouch

Order the EP here: http://store.beercity.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=BCOS&Category_Code=DRI

D.R.I. are:
Spike Cassidy – guitars (1982–present)
Kurt Brecht – vocals (1982–present)
Harald Oimoen – bass guitar (1999–present)
Walter “Monsta” Ryan – drums (2015–present)

More information at:
BAND: http://www.dirtyrottenimbeciles.com
MANAGEMENT: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement
LABEL: http://www.beercity.com