Belphegor revealed some info about thier new upcoming album!

Black/death metal gods Belphegor finished successfully the bass recordings, and the drum tracking for their new apocylptic upcoming album.

The eleventh full length album is called ”TOTENRITUAL” and it has a nine new tracks laced with obscure magick and full of furious brutality on September 15th, worldwide!!

Helmuth stated this: “It is the most brutally heavy offering we have consecrated thus far. The drums are precise and very technical with loads of breaks, fills and tempo changes. The bass is like a panzer tank. Also the rhythm guitars are complete; utterly aggressive and obscure. I’m really proud of all we have tracked so far and created for the new audial hellspawn.”

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In this trailer from the studio you can watch Bloodhammer torturing his kit:

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21.03.2017 – SLO – Bohinjska Bistrica, Winter Days Of Metal
15.04.2017 – NOR – Oslo, Inferno Metal Festival
20.-23.04.2017 – SP – Mallorca-Gibraltar-Malaga, Full Metal Cruise
13.05.2017 – NL – Veghel – Veghel Deathfest
26.05.2017 – SP – Barcelona, Knights Of Metal Festival
27.05.2017 – USA – Silverado, CA, Blackest Of The Black Festival
16.06.2017 – FR – Clisson, Hellfest
17.06.2017 – GER – Uttenhofen, Aaargh Festival
07.07.2017 – GER – Ballenstedt, Rockharz Festival
23.07.2017 – IT – Brescia, Colony Open Air
18.08.2017 – GER – Dinkelsbühl, Summer Breeze Open Air
24.08.2017 – GER – Crispendorf, Wolfszeit Festival

More Rituals to be announced soon!!

Be ready for Belphegor madness and destruction on their tour, and prepare yourself to be destroyed by their new album. Belphegor has been reborn, trough darkness.

Canadian Fest Celebrating Women In Metal METALOCALYPSTICK Announce Second Batch of Bands To Line Up!

Based in Valemount, BC near Jasper National Park with the beautiful backdrop of the Canadian Rockies, there stands an outdoor festival that just doesn’t celebrate Heavy Metal, but embraces the power of women in metal.

Formed in 2016, METALOCALYPSTICK FEST was created to present a unique experience within the Western Canadian metal community, a gathering of similar views, aspirations and musical taste. (similar to former mainstream music festival Lilith Fair.)

Founded by Kaija Kinney of Vancouver’s Anarcheon after researching a lack of female based metal festivals to apply her band to, Kinney took matters into in her own and decided to produce the event.

Kinney comments:

“This festival means the celebration of both sexes coming together and creating something amazing. People like to say women in metal aren’t a big deal anymore and that we are all the same. I feel that is untrue, this is still a male dominated world and woman are still looked as lesser. I want to showcase all these bad ass ladies and celebrate the differences of men and woman rather than pretend we are all equal. Truth is we are different why can’t we celebrate that?”

In addition to the festival celebrating women in metal, the METALOCALYPSTICK FEST gives back to the community by being a non-profit organization dedicated to raise funds and donating 100% of proceeds to local charities Girls Rock Camp, Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter, Earth Protectors plus an audience picked foundation.

The 1st annual Metalocalypstick hosted female influenced metal bands from across Canada and the world such as Brazil’s Nervosa (Napalm Records), Egypt’s Massive Scar Era, Hollywood’s The Maension, Valfreya, Scythia, Mortillery (Napalm Records), Van Halst, Dead Asylum, Juliet Ruin, Violent Betty, Omega Crom, Körperlose Stimme, Elysium Echoes, Solborn, Monarch Sky, Forsaken Rite, Anarcheon, and Suspended.

Preparing for their 2nd annual year, the outdoor festival for women in metal is proud to announce their second batch of bands added to the line up Life Like Fire, Breaking The Silent and the return of Massive Sca Era to join previously introduced Tessitura, Körperlose Stimme, Meteor Tree, Scythia, Hedks, Forsaken Rite and Remnants.

METALOCALYPSTICK presented by is being held during Canada Day weekend on July 1st and 2nd in Valemount, BC. For tickets and more info, please visit the following links:
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About the second batch of metal queens and their band’s performing METALOCALYPSTICK:

Break The Silent

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Mar is the newest Metal Queen added! Welcome Breaking The Silent!

If there are three things Mar would take to an isolated island, it would be her notebook (with an attached pen!), iPod and headphones. Music and writing are her truest passion, and also, her saving grace, as she identifies them. For her, tenor and falsetto, along with screams, are only a matter of feelings. She deeply feels what she sings. That is something the audience gets to experience when watching her perform. Her wide vocal range has enabled her to dabble into different genre of music, one of them being blues. Though metal is mostly what you will find on her playlist, she has never tried her hand at singing it. That is until Shane Oranchuk, drummer from Breaking The Silent asked her to audition for the band. In August 2016, she became the singer and lyricist of the band. Influenced by power, thrash and black metal vocalists, be ready to be mesmerized by this talented and genuine vocalist.

Breaking The Silent is a 5 piece female fronted metal band from Edmonton, Alberta.The band formed in the fall of 2016 and have been making waves ever since. The group is in the midst of recording their first full length album, which is a lethal mix of thrash, black and melodic metal.

BTS has immediately gained attention in the local and international scene teaming up with Hed P.E, All Else Fails, Tessitura and more. Founding members Mar, Shane Oranchuk,Jason Cullen, D-Rail Dahlmer, and Jake Victor formed the band with the vision of writing melodic and heavy music. With an album and tour in their horizon there is no telling how far this band will be in another year. Stay tuned.


Life Like Fire

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Maddy has been involved in music since the young age of 9 where she started out in lessons for country music. At age 12, she switched over to jazz where she landed a record deal, but turned it down because she had fallen for metal, punk and rock music. This came along when her grandma accidentally bought her a Slipknot CD and her grandpa took her to get her first guitar. Unfortunately she was only able to get in 2 years of guitar lessons and rock vocal lessons before her mom sent her to the streets with nothing, but her guitar and lil dog. Over the next four years, Maddy dropped outta school, moved between friends, park benches, trees and some of the lowest places in Calgary. Her life was eventually turned around by a neighbour who heard her singing and playing guitar outside. He inspired her to do something with her talents and get out there. This lead to Maddy seeking out other musicians and creating her first serious hard rock band in Red Deer, Alberta called Promise Revoked. This band went on to open for big bands like Sum 41, Gob and Sweeney Todd. They were also featured on radio stations, playing big festivals and eventually were signed to a Canadian label. Due to different interests, this band eventually fell apart. After trying out a few different bands, she was recruited by a Calgary band called Silo. This band had great potential and got Maddy back up into the music scene again by headlining shows at the Marquee and playing Our Fest, but with a band member moving away and also unable to find a permanent bass player, this band also fell apart. Hope was not lost, since Silo’s other guitar player Josh had moved into a band house with Maddy. They ended up spending every night playing music and writing songs, which led to creating the band Life Like Fire.

Life Like Fire was born in 2016 from the shattered remains of four popular local Calgary bands. Their combined skill sets create a unique brand of in your face rock ‘n roll that is quickly gaining pace in Alberta’s underground music scene. This band adds a modern twist to an old school sound then tops it off with searing female lead vocals and blistering guitar shred. It’s dirty, rude, in your face and you’ll be left wanting more.

Massive Scar Era

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Massive Scar Era returns to Metalocalypstick having performed at the inaugural year in 2016. Originally formed in 2005 in Egypt, the band plays post hardcore with both metal and Middle Eastern influences along with introducing violins orchestration into their sound. Over the years, MSE has performed at festivals in Europe and USA sharing thestages with bands like Dream Theater, Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, Kreator, Moonspell and more.
They released their EP “30 years” in August 2016, evolving their sound to incorporate more dramatic orchestration, heavy guitar riffs and intense lyrics.

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ALL ELSE FAILS will Join LOUD AS HELL 2017 Line-Up w/ Battlecross, Bison, Black Wizard, Aggression!

Coming off their first international tour of India (tour diary on Decibel Magazine here) and performing their local Edmonton CD release show last month for their new EP ‘The Forever Lie’. ALL ELSE FAILS confirm they will be joining the 2017 LOUD AS HELL festival line up in Drumheller, AB that includes Battlecross, Bison, Black Wizard, Aggression and more. AEF’s set will be on the second day of the festival on Saturday, August 5th with their set time at 9pm local time. Full Line up and set times can be found here. Tickets are available at

In additional news, ALL ELSE FAILS‘ new video for their EP’s title track ‘The Forever Lie’ that was all shot with clips from their India tour including performances at the Unmaad Fest and the Alcheringa Fest can be viewed at

all else fails - the forever lie (official music video)
‘The Forever Lie’ continues the Edmonton band’s aggressively dark brand of metal that breaks the traditional ideals of their genre. Drawing comparisons to bands like Killswitch Engage, In Flames and Of Mice & Men, the band infuses their music with a variety of elements that includes experimental, classical, synth lines plus spoken word sampling to accent a unique blend of heavy as hell screams and shiver inducing clean vocals.Album Stream –

Music Video – The Sons of Plenty –

The release is available for download on iTunes, Bandcamp and all major online retailers.

1. Beneath The Waves (4:12)
2. The Sons of Plenty (3:35)
3. The Forever Lie (3:34)
4. Twice Broken (4:44)
5. Broken (4:11)
6. Terracide (7:54)
EP Length: 28:12
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DESECRATOR Unleash New Song “BrainScan”, New Album Out Now!

Australian DESECRATOR release their debut studio album “To The Gallows” today, March 24th! Furthermore the band has unleashed a new song “BrainScan” taken from the new album, check it out below! The outstanding hand painted cover art was created by Melbourne ink wizard Jason Spud Sposito!

Stream “BrainScan” here:

Order the album here:

iTunes download:…/to-the-gallows-bonu…/id1203103524
Limited digipack and vinyl:

Confirmed Tour dates, so far:

March 31 – Hobart – Republic Bar*
April 01 – Launceston – Gunners Arms*
April 13 – Adelaide – Enigma Bar
April 16 – Alice Springs – Blacken the Globe*
April 26 – Warrnambool – The Loft
April 27 – Balarat – The Eastern
April 28 – Geelong – Barwon Club
April 29 – Melbourne – Bendigo Hotel
May 05 – Canberra – The Basement
May 06 – Woy Woy – Leagues Club
May 07 – Sydney – Frankies Pizza
May 12 – Perth – Amplifier Bar*
May 13 – Bunbury – Eliot Street Bar*

*Desecrator only

More dates to be announced soon!

Just recently DESECRATOR announced the first dates for their Australian tour, with HIDDEN INTENT, kicking off on March 31st in Hobart.
DESECRATOR are a 4-piece Thrash Metal band based in Melbourne, Australia. With a sound that has been compared to early Testament, Death Angel and Sacred Reich, DESECRATOR’s twin guitar attack, punishing rhythm section and blood soaked vocals have won over the old guard of staunch metal fans as well as recruiting the new wave of young thrashers. The lyric video for the title track “To The Gallows” is here:

Also watch Desecrator’s Official Videos for
Red Steel Nation” (2015):
Balancing on a Blade” (2013):

More information at:
BAND: http://www.desecrator.net

Cadaveria ”Dominion of Pain” single is released!

Dominion of Pain“, the second single by CADAVERIA from “Mondoscuro” EP, is now available on iTunes. This is the cover artwork:

The track, in streaming on the band’s YouTube channel at this link

Featuring Flegias (vocals duet with Cadaveria) and Pier Gonella (final part of the guitar solo) from Necrodeath.

The vinyl limited edition of Mondoscuro EP was released last month via Sleaszy Rider records, anticipated by the single “Christian Woman” (Type O Negative cover). The third and last single “Mater Tenebrarum“, to be released in late April, will complete the trilogy that sees Cadaveria herself embodying the songs’ titles for the cover artworks.

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Swedish Black Metal Horde Grá Unleash Official Video for “Ramsvarta Tankar”!

Swedish Black Metal Horde Grá celebrate today’s Carnal Records release of new single ”Ramsvarta Tankar with the official video for the title track. Feel the fire at this location!

Heljarmadr – Vocals
Dimman – Drums
Maugrim – Guitars
Natt – Guitars
Vediger – Bass
Grá moves on from their previously Charon-themed releases and gives birth to a new era. New single ”Ramsvarta Tankar” is out today on Carnal Records. It is a new beginning and shows the band’s ability to develop and increase in force as the world is heading towards the end. The single also includes a cover of Lord Belial’s Osculum Obscenum”.
Together with the new single comes a new and improved line-up. Heljarmadr, Dimman and Maugrim are now joined by Natt (ex-Horde of Hel, ex-Dark Funeral, ex-Withershin) on guitars and Vediger (ex-Diabolic Lust, ex-Symphony of Malice) on bass. A new night is born, darker than the night before.



1. Ramsvarta Tankar

2. Osculum Obscenum (Lord Belial cover)

Grá was founded in 2010 by Heljarmadr (Dark Funeral, Cursed 13, ex-Domgård) and Dimman (Spazmosity, Cursed 13, When Nothing Remains) and have since released two albums, two EPs, a digital single, several videos and have a reputation as a fierce and breathtaking live band. The name Grá comes from a mixture of the Icelandic “grár” and the Swedish “grå“, simply meaning “gray.”
Grá – Helfärd EP (2010 SonicDeath Armageddon Records)
Grá – Grá CD (2011 Unexploded Records)
Grá – Necrology of the Witch EP (2013 Unexploded Records)
Grá – Where Shadows Dwell DIGITAL SINGLE (2014 Unexploded Records)
Grá – Split w Gnosis of the Witch 7″ SINGLE (2015 Iron Bonehead Productions)
Grá – Ending CD/LP (2015 Unexploded Records)
Grá – Ramsvarta Tankar CDSINGLE (2017 Carnal Records)
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DEAD CONSPIRACY release “In the Wake of the Butcher” video!

Northwest extreme death metal horde DEAD CONSPIRACY have released a music video for “In the Wake of the Butcher,” a track from the band’s 2016 self-titled album. Check it out at this location.
New Noise Magazine praised the band’s new album by saying it “…does everything you need OSDM to do.” 
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The band credited with being Portland’s first-ever death metal act released its long-anticipated first full-length LP of new material in November. Dead Conspiracy is available on CD, vinyl and digital formats through Necromantic Press Records. Exile Music will release the album on cassette. CDs featuring the 1987 demo and a cover track recorded for Tribute To Headhunter Death Cult are offered in Brazil by Funeral Rites Records.


The follow-up to the band’s critically-acclaimed 2014 Abomination Underground, the self-titled album is an utterly destructive, dark, depraved, and disgustingly satisfying piece of death metal that fans of Death, Gruesome, Sodom, Massacre and all the old gods will surely appreciate.


This is beyond old school – this is fucking original!


Formed in 1986, DEAD CONSPIRACY was a pioneering influence on multitudes of blackened death thrash metal bands worldwide. A series of demo tapes followed before the band sunk into the shadows in the early-90s. In 2006 Hells Headbangers Records contacted members of DEAD CONSPIRACY in 2006 with the idea of releasing a compilation of the band’s demos. The result was the 19-track Gore Drenched Legacy, complete with a booklet full of liner notes, photos, lyrics and concert fliers. The deal with Hells Headbangers awakened the beast and DEAD CONSPIRACY returned with a new lineup at 2012’s Goregon Massacre Festival III.

With the addition of Mike Abominator formerly of Gravehill on vocals and new drummer Eric A DEAD CONSPIRACY are sounding more brutal than ever!

WOLF COUNSEL is going to Record Third Album in May, announced New Shows!

Switzerland’s doom metal veterans WOLF COUNSEL will enter the studio in May, to record their third album, furthermore the band has announced new shows:

Statment of the band:”WOLF COUNSEL will record their third album called “Age Of Madness / Reign Of Chaos” in May 2017. The studio session will take place again at Little Creek Studio near Basel/Switzerland with fellow producer V.O. Pulver (Destruction, Pänzer, Poltergeist etc.). This all new seven track album of classic Doom Metal is due for a tentative release in the end of 2017. Another SONIC HAMMER OF DOOM is upon thee!”

Check out all the upcoming and confirmed Live Shows 2017:

April 07 – Zürich (CH) – Ebrietas with OBELYSKKH (DE) & Bronco
April 15 – Basel (CH) – Kaserne / CZAR FEST with Bölzer, GurD, Palmer, When Icarus Falls, ColdCell and more.
May 05 – St. Gallen (CH) – Grabenhalle with Palmer & Blood Runs Deep and more
May 12 – Esslingen (DE) – HELLchen Over Esslingen / 119.0 FM with Samavayo (DE), Conquered Mind (DE) and many more
HELLchen over Esslingen 2017 – Stoner Edition
June 09 – Zürich (CH) – Dynamo with Magnacult & DevilDriver

More comments of the band: “More news and dates coming soon…Keep It Heavy – Keep It Slow!”

Band-Photo by Kerstin Rößler.

Originally a brainchild of the 1990s WOLF COUNSEL finally came into existence in 2014 when two veteran musicians merged their enthusiasm for monumental low-tuned music and a great appreciation of heavy riffs into a new band. Primarily rooted in the style of late 70s and 80s prototype DOOM, Sludge and Metal their sound quickly developed a very unique and heavy signature drawing influences from everything that’s HEAVY and SLOW. In January 2015 the debut album “Vol. I – Wolf Counsel” was released digitally, on vinyl LP and CD by Counsel Records and Dead Center Productions. The second album “Ironclad” was written and preproduced throughout 2015 – finally recorded at Hell’s Kitchen- and Little Creek Studio. Produced, mixed and mastered by V.O. Pulver for a worldwide release in September 2016 via Czar Of Crickets Productions/Plastic Head Distribution. WOLF COUNSEL are set to record their third album, entitled “Age Of Madness / Reign Of Chaos“, in May. More details will be revealed soon.

Check out WOLF COUNSEL’s Official Video “Pure As The Driven Snow“:
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Wacken Metal Battle USA Philadelphia & Boston Round Winners are revealed!


Boston Round 2 Winner = GOBLET

One Champion To Play At Wacken Open Air

One band, one champion, thousands of metalheads! 

 Wacken Metal Battle In America For The First Time!


Wacken Metal Battle USA is proud to announce the first ever Philadelphia round winners conquered by POWER THEORY and COPRSE HOARDER. The bands will now move on to the national final in New York City (date to be determined). The round was held on Saturday, March 18th at Whiskey Tango along with other competing bands In The Presence of WolvesFatal Aggression, Assayer, Malphas.
Boston Round 2 was won by GOBLET, who will now move on the Boston city final on April 19th and will join round 1 winner COFFIN BIRTH. Round 2 was held on March 21st at Once Somerville along with other competing bandsPathogenic, Carnivora, Ravage. Remaining qualifying rounds listed below.

For over a decade at the world’s largest outdoor metal festival Wacken Open Air, independent metal bands from around the globe have been performing in front of thousands and competing against one another for one to be crowned champion of the world along with winning multiple prizes (prizes info). For the first time ever, Wacken Metal Battle USA is coming to America for its inaugural year and will be hosting qualifying rounds in New York City, Boston and Philadelphia. The national champion of those battles will perform at the 2017 festival taking place from August 3rd – 5th. Please watch the following video trailer to see all the metal fun!

Boston, MA

Round 3 – Wednesday, March 29 @ Once Somerville (156 Highland Ave, Somerville, Massachusetts)
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Final – Wednesday, April 19 @ Once Somerville (156 Highland Ave, Somerville, Massachusetts)
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Round 1 Winner – Coffin Birth –

New York City
(dates coming soon)

How it works:

Each city will hold their qualifying rounds plus city finals, selecting the top band to move forward to the national final in New York City (date to be determined) with one being selected to perform at the 28th edition of Wacken Open Air. All bands will be judged during battle rounds by respected local music industry.

The finalists will be selected as follows by city.

2 Finalists from Boston
2 Finalists from Philadelphia
2 Finalists from New York City
National Final in New York City

For more info on Wacken Metal Battle USA, please visit these links:

Official Website:



For more info on international battle, please visit:

For more info on Wacken Open Air, please visit


All bands, that wish to participate in the Metal Battle, must read the following rules and guidelines. Bands who send in an application automatically agree to the rules and terms.

  • Your band doesn’t have a deal and isn’t about to sign to a label in the near future.
  • Your band can easily play a 25 minute set consisting of your own songs. (No Covers). Full set performance time is 25 mins.
  • PA, lighting, and sound engineer will be provided for all bands.
  • Backline arrangements TBA.
  • The bands must bring their own instruments such as guitars, bass, drum breakables, keyboards and effect pedals and may also bring and use their own guitar amps.
  • To keep the changeover times as short as possible, bands with left handed drummers will play as first or last band. All bands have to follow the directions given by the promoters or stage manager.
  • Semi playback is not allowed. All bands must play live. Background orchestrations are ok as long as all vocals, guitars and bass are live. Intros / interludes are also ok.
  • Jury of respected music industry folk will decide the winners each night.

If a band overruns its allotted performance-time, then the band-members should be aware of the fact that in this case their sound will be faded out. The running order for the concert will be released a few days before the event takes place.

Please note:
Travel for the winning band to go to Germany is at their own expense and accommodations at the festival will be in the form of camping in the VIP area.
Full professional back line will be provided for performance.

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ORDOXE is going to Release ”Towards Eternity” on March 31th at HPGD Productions!

Quebec Black Metal Scourge OROXE will release new album Towards Eternity March 31 on Horror Pain Gore Death Productions. A lyric video for new song “We Are Eternal” is available at:

ORDOXE make their Horror Pain Gore Death Productions debut with new album ”Towards Eternity. Formed in 1989, ORDOXE perform melodic Black Metal with elements of Thrash, Death and Doom Metal. ”Towards Eternity is the fourth album in the ORDOXE catalog and delivers a fierce, judicious mix of dark arts, bliss, grim moods and evil ambiences.


Track Listing:
1. We Are Eternal
2. The Auspicious One
3. Trépas I
4. Your Sorrow, My Sorrow
5. Sword Of Damocles
6. Soyez Illuminés
7. A Passage In Time
8. Trépas II
9. The Essence Of Life
10. Trépas III