Thrashers TERRIFIER ”Weapons of Thrash Destruction” Tour (BC/AB); New Album Out Now!

Vancouver thrashers TERRIFIER announce they will be hitting the road for a mini tour in April plus will be headlining this year’s 2nd annual CEMR MetalFest in Calgary, AB on April 8th along with other festival performances at Armstrong MetalFest and Metallion Fest this summer. The show dates are in support of TERRIFIER’s new album”Weapons of Thrash Destruction” released in January of this year via Test Your Metal Records to follow their 2013 EP ”Metal or Death” and 2012 full-length ”Destroyers of the Faith”. Incorporating jackhammer drums, bulldozing bass-lines, a twin-lead attack that leaves posers pulped in its wake, and vocals that can level mountains, TERRIFIER’s motto could well be ‘thrashing is our business…and business is good’.


(photo Credit – Derek Carr – Visions In Pixels)

Weapons of Thrash Destruction Mini-Tour:

April 5 – The Royal On Baker – Nelson, BC – info
April 6 – Smokehouse Bar and Grill – Lethbridge, AB
April 7 – The Forge On Whyte – Edmonton, AB – info
April 8 – Nite Owl – Calgary, AB – CEMR Metalfest (Headliners) – info
Other Dates:
April 22 – SBC Restaurant – Vancouver, BC – info
May 5 – Logan’s Pub – Victoria, BC – info
July 15 – Hassen Arena – Armstrong, BC – Armstrong MetalFest –
August 11 – Brookside Resort – Prince George, BC – Metallion Festival –


Weapons of Thrash Destruction’‘ features such soon to be classics as ”Bestial Tyranny”, ”Skitzoid Embolism” and ”Nuclear Demolisher” and ”Sect of the Serpent”, a song inspired by Conan the Barbarian as vocalist Chase Thibodeau says ”the idea was to trample the weak and hurdle the dead on this one!”

Weapons of Thrash Destruction” is available on CD and digital download at the following links:

CD order –

Digital order –

Album stream via TheSludgeLord at

Track Listing:

1. Reanimator (5:24)
2. Deceiver (5:15)
3. Nuclear Demolisher (4:26)
4. Violent Reprisal (4:17)
5. Skitzoid Embolism (4:08)
6. Drunk as Fuck (4:12)
7. Bestial Tyranny (6:13)
8. Riders of Doom (1:40)
9. Sect of the Serpent (6:44)
Album Length: 42:23

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Science of Sleep: Official Video for “Condemned to Burn” Released!

German Bruisers SCIENCE OF SLEEP have released the official video for “Condemned to Burn,” a track from last year’s ”Hellmouth album (Bastardized Recordings). Check out the video at this location.
The video was filmed at the band’s album release show and features extreme live action with some backstage hilarity. Produced by Maik Kleinert (Filmmaker & Photographer).
Hellmouth was released November 25 on Bastardized Recordings.
The new album combines elements of death metal, deathcore and not-so-subtle black and dark influences.The music features the band’s trademark rapid-fire brutality and is full of blast-beats and heavy breakdowns. Lyrically and conceptually, the album address a variety of topics, reaching from the Hell mythology, fascism and the darkest parts of the human nature.
Hellmouth was recorded with Simon Hawemann (Sludge Studios, War From A Harlots Mouth) in Berlin and mixed by Christian Schwarz (Schwarzmusik). The mastering was done by Andy Marsh (Thy Art is Murder). The artwork is a collaboration of Robert Borbas (Grindesign) and Sin Eater“.

Voice Of Ruin Announce New Album “Purge And Purify”, Share Lyric Video For “Horns” Via Terrorizer magazine!

Swiss melodic death metal group Voice Of Ruin recently completed the recordings of their third full-length album “Purge And Purify”, which is set for release on May 12th via Tenacity Music.

The new album was produced, recorded and mixed in Cardiff (UK) by Romesh Dodangoda (Motorhead, BMTH, Sylosis…), mastered by Jens Bogren (Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Opeth…) and features the artwork of Travis Smith (Soilwork, Opeth, Katatonia…). Pre-orders are now available at this location.

Recently, the Swiss five-piece group has unveiled a lyric video for the album’s first single “Horns” via Terrorizer Magazine, watch it here.

“Purge And Purify” tracklist:
1. Disgust
2. Horns
3. Blood Of Religions
4. Snakes In My Head
5. All Hail The King
6. I Confess
7. Voices From The Ruins
8. Animal Kingdom
9. Time For Revenge
10. Piracy


Rhapsody reunion tour with Turilli and Lione, co-headlining Epica and special guest Labyrinth!

The news has been circulating for some months on the web and now we can confirm Rhapsody in reunion with Luca Turilli and Fabio Lione in the power metal farewell tour event of the year.

The band will perform “Symphony Of Enchanted Lands” in full live.

I look forward to being part of this special event together with Fabio and other friends” – says Luca Turilli – “Playing legendary songs like ‘Wings Of Destiny’, ‘Beyond The Gates Of Infinity’ and ‘The Dark Tower Of Abyss’, never before performed live, will be the best way to celebrate the 20 years anniversary and a great reason to come together one last time. This farewell tour for me is the closure of one of the most important chapters of my musical career, because in the future I’ll take care of my own project and other ideas that are coming of age. Do not miss this great event, it will be the last chance you have to see me, Fabio and Alex Holzwarth on stage together and it was a long time that we have waited for this moment.

Fabio Lione adds:

I’ve always looked for the magic in music. And this is what will happen with Luca, Holzy, Dominique, and Patrice when we will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the band! It will be a thrill to remember our great friend Christopher Lee, our stories and our feelings. After so many years, I feel that it was time … time to close this important chapter in my artistic life in the best way, with my old friends and share with them the magic moments. We will celebrate 20 years of history with you, dear fans, in a memorable final party. Do not miss this!

It will be the POWER METAL EVENT of the year, the premises are all there. RHAPSODY will not be alone: the first tol perform with be co-headlining EPICA and special guest LABYRINTH who are ready to release a new album next April.

EPICA will continue the tour of their latest album of success “The Holographic Principle” welcomed with open arms by fans and press and which is presently taking them around the the world. It will be a pleasure to see them again on this occasion, where they will play a full set exactly as Rhapsody.

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Here is the Labyrinth there music video from the song ”Bullets”, enjoy it:

LABYRINTH, the Italian power metal band par excellence, they are ready to release their new album “Architecture Of A God” on 21 April. Here is the video of their new single “Bullets”.

A great, unique and long-awaited event for european fans, on June 7th 2017 at the Alcatraz venue in Milan, in collaboration with Rock in Park festival to be held between May 12 and June 11 at the Legend Club Milano.

BALFOR is going to tour across Poland, Slovakia, Czech, and they released “Dawn Of Savage” music video!

Ukrainian barbaric black metal horde BALFOR to tour across Poland, Czech and Slovakia together with Degoryen, Raventale, Vrani Volosa!

05.05. Banska Bystrica – Rock Klub Tartaros (SK)
06.05. Presov – Amfiteater (SK)
07.05. Roznava – Rakwa Music Club (SK)
08.05. Brezno – Dart Club (SK)
10.05. Bielsko-Biala – Rudeboy Club (PL)
11.05. Dubnica nad Vahom – Pivaren (SK)
12.05. Wroclaw – Ciemna Strona Miasta Rock Club (PL)
13.05. Brno – Faval (CZE)

Ukrainian Black Metal horde BALFOR have released new music video for song “Dawn of Savage” based on live footage filmed during band’s release show in Kyiv, Ukraine.

“Dawn of Savage” taken from the band’s 3rd album entitled “Black Serpent Rising”, recently released under French label Drakkar Productions.


Video was produced and directed by George Lazurenko and it can be streamed below:

Black Serpent Rising” is now available through Drakkar Productions web-store:


The album 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)


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



Finnish winter metal band WOLFHEART signs a deal with Continental Concerts!

Finnish winter metal band WOLFHEART signs a deal with Continental Concerts.

Just after their 3rd album (Spinefarm) release WOLFHEARTs frontman Tuomas Saukkonen announces a new deal:

“What a great day! Today Wolfheart has been signed to Continental Concerts and I can´t think of any better partner for us. We´ve been watching their work behind our native heroes Amorphis, Ensiferum and Insomnium for years and of course their efforts for all of their artists have been impressive! This is a great step for Wolfheart for sure!!”

Gerald Wilkes from Continental Concerts comments:

“We are more than happy to announce that the Finnish rising stars in melodic death metal Wolfheart signed in to join Continental Concerts’ roster. We’re looking forward to work with this promising band around composer and multi-instrumentalist Tuomas Saukkonen.”

Continental Concerts (based in Germany) is an agency for bands such as: Amorphis, Accept, Ensiferum, Insomnium, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Septicflesh, Dark Funeral, Cannibal Corpse, Iced Earth, Sodom, Obscurity, Avatarium and many more.

The co-operation between Wolfheart and Continental Concerts started already at the beginning of 2017 when Wolfheart was touring Europe with Insomnium.

WOLFHEART’s new album ”TYHJYYS has gathered a remarkable amount of fantastic reviews across the globe and it looks like the future of WOLFHEART is more and more outside of the Finnish borders!

Watch WORLD ON FIRE -video in Youtube:

Listen just released TYHJYYS -album in Spotify:




Italian metallers UNHUMAN have announced the band’s new name, UNHUMAN INSURRECTION! Furthermore, the band has launched a new official band photo and logo.

Statment of the band:”BREAKING NEWS! We’re hereby announcing a crucial change, in order to express and give value to our sound and music ideal even more. We feel that our new album, the pre-productions we’re already working for new songs and style we’re breeding and blending would be represented best by a name change: therefore from now on, we’re hyped to get in front of you as UnHuman Insurrection!!! Keep it up, cause we definitely will!! \m/”

As previously announced, UNHUMAN INSURRECTION will join LACUNA COIL, as main support, on their show in Saint Petersburg, set to take place on May 26th at Aurora Concert Hall!

UNHUMAN INSURRECTION – formed in 2015, risen from the ashes of “Burn of Black” – is an impact of a powerful mix characterized by an aggressive and harsh sound, blended with melodic vocals which emphasize the sonorities. The band’s debut full-length album “Equilibrium?” is set to be released still in 2016. The album is a personal result of the individual maturation process of each band member came across, breeding their new identity, born by the heavy rhythmic patterns of industrial metal, the violence of Thrash, topping them with clean melodic voicals, like it was rarely done, so far.

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Recently UNHUMAN INSURRECTION launched their first single/lyric video for “Chasing Hope”, taken from the upcoming album “Equilibrium?”, check it out here:

Also check out the video teaser for “Equilibrium?”:


ARMSTRONG METALFEST reveals the set times for their 2017 line up being held on July 14th and 15th at the Hassen Arena in Armstrong, BC. This year’s headliners include Boston’s tech death / thrash titans REVOCATION, Vancouver’s reggae-metal fusion NINJASPY, Canadian 80’s thrash legends AGGRESSION and the Broken Neck Radio people’s choice winner GOLERS among many more from across the country. (Full list of bands and set times below.)

Situated in the Okanagan Valley with the beautiful backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, ARMSTRONG METALFEST, now in its ninth year, is British Columbia’s largest gathering of metalheads from across Western Canada and beyond.

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2016 AMF Free Digital Sampler –

(over 90 minutes of headbanging tracks from bands on the 2016 line up)

Festival co-founder Jesse Valstar comments:

“The team members of West Metal Entertainment poured their sweat and blood into making this year’s line up for Armstrong Metalfest the best year yet! A large portion of this year’s line up consists of bands who will be releasing albums in 2017. The fact that so many bands in Canada are able to write and record quality material is a real testament to the thriving metal scene we have. The band submission process is a grueling gauntlet of awesomeness, but personally I love every second I dedicate to the brilliant artists of Canadian Metal! 

I am especially excited to have Revocation on this year’s edition of Armstrong Metalfest. Their style is hella fitting for the festival and I know they will be well received! Also, their album “Great Is Our Sin” is fantastic front to back. I’ll be front row center screaming my heart out for sure!


I am very proud of the work our team has put into year nine of Armstrong Metalfest. Our work is paying off, so far this year we have broken every record for ticket sales we have ever had. As a community we built this festival from the ground up. As the festival grows, so does our community. We are all proud of this big beautiful beast!”

Weekend pass available for $120 CAD regular pre-sale with camping included in ticket price. Weekend of festival, the weekend pass will be $160 CAD at the festival gate. Day pass will be available at the festival gate only for $70 CAD. Camping is an additional $20 CAD for day pass per night. Please visit the following link for details and purchase: 


ARMSTRONG METALFEST 2017 Line-Up & Set Times:

Friday, July 14
11:00am – 11:25am – DALMERS REALM
11:35am – 12:00pm – SPORE
12:10pm – 12:35pm – THE AVULSION
12:45pm – 1:10pm – SEREPHIC NHILIST
1:20pm – 1:45pm – ARKENFIRE
1:55pm – 2:20pm – ATROUS LEVIATIAN
2:30pm – 2:55pm – OSSIFIC
3:05pm – 3:30pm – NOMAD
3:40pm – 4:05pm – ZUCKUSS
4:15pm – 4:40pm – APPOLYON
4:50pm – 5:15pm – EXPAIN
5:25pm – 5:50pm – DROP DEAD FRED
6:00pm – 6:30pm – WMD
6:40pm – 7:10pm – ANGELMAKER
7:20pm – 7:50pm – EXIT STRATEGY
8:00pm                 100 MAN SHOTGUN (Beer Event)
8:15pm – 8:50pm – ODINFIST
9:10pm – 9:55pm – XUL
10:15pm – 11:00pm – NINJASPY

11:20pm – 12:20am – GOLERS

Saturday, July 15
11:00am – 11:25am – TRAIN BIGGER MONKEYS
11:35am – 12:00pm – DRAGSTRIP DEVILS
12:10pm – 12:35pm – GATEKEEPER
12:45pm – 1:10pm – GARDENER
1:20pm – 1:45pm – TALES OF THE TOMB
1:55pm – 2:20pm – CELL
2:30pm – 3:00pm – CITIZEN RAGE
3:10pm – 3:40pm – GLADIUS SKY
3:50pm – 4:20pm – SLAGDUSTER
4:30pm – 5:00pm – GALACTIC PEGASUS
5:10pm – 5:40pm – EYE OF HORUS
5:50pm – 6:25pm – DEAD QUIET
6:25pm – 6:50pm – TRASH WRESTLING
6:50pm – 7:30pm – TERRIFIER
7:30pm – 7:55pm – TRASH WRESTLING
7:55pm – 8:35pm – COCAINE MOUSTACHE
8:35pm – 9:00pm – TRASH WRESTLING EVENT
9:00pm – 9:45pm – PLANET EATER
10:10pm – 10:55pm – AGGRESSION
11:15pm – 12:15am – REVOCATION


Taking influence from Europe’s music festival circuit, Armstrong Metal Fest is a heavy metal celebration that encourages metal heads from across Canada and the globe to mosh and camp with the backdrop of great outdoors of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. What started as a backyard party in 2009 with nothing but eleven local metal bands such as Terrifier, Xul and Odinfist to name a few, has grown into a a huge success admired by the Western Canadian Metal scene. 2016 was the eighth year of the festival and was its largest year for music and attendance. Previous years of the festival have seen line ups with Cattle Decapitation, Suffocation, Beyond Creation, Dayglo Abortions, Rivers of Nihil, The Zenith Passage, Anciients, Bison BC, Striker, Crimson Shadows, Holy Grail, Archspire, Cryptopsy, Unleash The Archers, Divinity, Into Eternity, Ninjaspy, Vesperia, XUL, Odinfist, Death Toll Rising, Gomorrah among many others.

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NODE Announce New Session Bassist, DESTRAGE’s Gabriel Pignata!

Italian legendary Death Thrashers NODE have announced their new session bassist, Gabriel Pignata, from Alternative/DjeahCore lords DESTRAGE!

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Statment of the band:

“We are so thrilled to announce that from our show in Prague on (April 8th) DESTRAGE’s bassist Gabriel Pignata will join us on all our live dates, filling the position, which for months has been empty. Of course, DESTRAGE remains the priority for Gabriel, said this, on the dates he can not be present, we’ll use the pre-recorded tracks. We thank Gabriel and DESTRAGE for the invaluable help they are giving us with this great gesture of solidarity and friendship, at the moment the road become increasingly difficult for us! Fortunatelly, friends who give a hand to help are always many !!!! Brothers, Rock on !!!”
Get more information about DESTRAGE, here:

Remaining “Cowards Empire Live 2017” Tour dates are:

08 April – Hudební Klub EXIT-US – Prague (Czech Republic)
06 May – Rock Pub Centrale – Erba (supporting EXTREMA)
13 May – Padiglione 14 – Collegno (Torino)
26 May – Wanted – Galliate
11 June – Blood Gerenzano Festival
01 July – Eresia Metal Fest – Resia (Udine)

More shows will be announced shortly.

Watch the tour teaser video, here!

Also check out NODE’s official video “The Truck”, footage taken from the latest Russian shows, supporting KATAKLYSM:

NODE‘s sixth studio effort “Cowards Empire” – released on April 26th, via Punishment 18 Records – is available on iTunes and all other platforms. The album contains a DVD with excerpts of the 20th Anniversary concert of the band, which took place on March 15th, 2014.

Cowards Empire” tracklist:

1. StagNation
2. Death Redeems
3. Lambs
4. Average Voter
5. Locked In
6. No Reason
7. Money Machine
8. The Truck
9. Still The Same
11. The Plot Survives (instrumental)

+ 2 (revisited and re-recorded) bonus tracks
– Jerry Mander (from Sweatshops 2002)
– Children (from Technical Crime 1998)
(with solos of the NODE founder and former guitarist, Steve Minelli, available only in digital form)

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World Gone released Official Video for “Feed the Machine”!

Florida based Metal band World Gone has released the Official Music Video for their single, “Feed The Machine.” Self-directed and produced, “Feed The Machine” was shot in a Florida bunker.
Statment of the band: “Feed the Machine” is a story of human enslavement and the struggle to find a way to finally be free. Afraid of death, future loss, injury, and imprisonment, the majority of humans have become easily controlled and dominated by the powerful few. The greatest resource in history has not been gold or oil, it has been the extortion of other humans. You can’t get a hen to lay more eggs by threatening it but you can get a human to give you his eggs by threatening him. Human fear farming has been the most lucrative trade of all time and even now continues to feed the evil plans for domination of the universe by the bloated, power mad, and greedy Human Coercion Machine.”

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“What I love about World Gone is they are exactly what a metal band is supposed to be. Amazing riffs, great vocals, an over the top live show and a sound that kicks you right in the face!”
Matt Pinfield, Fan Pass (Apr 06, 2014)

“We pride ourselves at RockRevolt to find the cream of the crop indie bands that bust their asses off, and not only bust their asses off, but do it WELL! Here is a band that absolutely made us jump and go, “WOW!” World Gone is an example for Indie Bands everywhere of what to do, and how to do it! Out of Jacksonville, Florida the guys of World Gone have brought it together and can run with the big dogs ANY day! In fact, they do! From a stellar sound to an aesthetic that forces you to turn and look, these guys don’t even need to be on your radar, because they will be in your face soon enough, and you WILL see them, and you WILL love them!”
Alice Roques, RockRevolt Magazine

“Check out this awesome band on the rise! They will blow you away!”
Lizzy Abshire, Mouth 4 Music (May 12, 2014)

Hailing from a rusted old shed behind a trailer park on the Westside of Jacksonville, World Gone is preparing to assault your life and senses with a freak audio apocalypse like none before.
Years of pent up aggression and disgust with state of our so called civilized society and clustered masses of trendy spineless media outlets have bred a wholeheartedly honest and vigorously explosive combination of volatile ingredients forming the thing know as World Gone.
Your ears will be forcefully penetrated and your eyes will be ruthlessly violated by being witness to this xenomorph of maximum twisted force. Coming into existence through the wake of an unrealized dream, fueled by discontent and unwanted experiences, feelings, and thoughts, World Gone dissects and probes the depths of these shadow areas somehow trying to make something sick yet beautiful from the darkness in our lives and their current state of disrepair.
World Gone has set on a journey to provoke inspired thought among the listening legions with poetry wrapped in an audial onslaught of brutality tempered with deep emotions that have been carved from the rotten flesh we call life. Singer and front man Joe Bennett is no newcomer to the shit storm known as the music business.
Formerly with platinum selling artist Cold and other local Jacksonville heavy hitters like Snagglepuss and Order by Chaos, Joe has set out to make a difference not just for one group of listeners but all listeners. He has the presence, mind, and voice to delivers this post apocalyptic mutant gospel through at times terrifying and haunting orchestrations.
Through years of writing and collaborating with some of the most creative minds in the industry like former and current members of Puddle of Mudd, Cold, and Evanescence, Joe has honed his craft and ability to pull at the frayed heart strings of your soul. Prepare to feel something, prepare to think, prepare to go beyond what is seen and explore the hidden dark corners of your mind. World Gone will rise to the pulpit to deliver this sermon with a dysfunctional choir to the fallen congregation. Give us your restless and shattered souls, we will give them the nourishment they seek. Sick and twisted things are happening in the underground of Florida. Come with us.
Here is the link to the song: