Testament is going to Re-Issue classic albums with stunning new artwork!

Bay Area thrash giants Testament have announced to re-release 5 of their classic albums on November 17, 2017 via Nuclear Blast Records.

The re-issues will contain:
“Live At The Fillmore” (1995)
“Demonic” (1997)
“The Gathering” (1999) (remastered by Andy Sneap)
“First Strike Still Deadly” (2001)
“Live At Eindhoven ’87” (2009)

Statement of guitarist Eric Peterson about this re-release:

“I’m super stoked that Nuclear Blast, “the best metal label on earth”, is re-releasing the re-birth of Testament era featuring »Demonic« & »The Gathering« these two albums brought us back to life with ultra heavy and unrelenting fury and melody. Also ’87’s live classic in full »Live In Eindhoven« and re-recordings of our classics »First Strike Still Deadly«. These classic records feature revamped art to boot that are unapologetic to their themes as they were.”

Statement of Vocalist Chuck Billy about re-release:

“I am more than excited to have Nuclear Blast re release part of our catalogue that has been in need of a good home. Nuclear Blast has taken these albums in and will help Testament bring something killer to our fans.”

The re-issues of all 5 albums will feature stunning new artwork by Marcelo Vasco (Slayer, Kreator, Hatebreed) and be released both as digipak CD and on black vinyl, »Demonic«, »The Gathering« and »First Strike Still Deadly« also being released on silver vinyl (Nuclear Blast Mailorder Exclusive!)

An associated merchandise collection will be launched soon!

Pre-order your copies herehttp://nblast.de/TestamentRereleasesNB

Testament tour dates:
+ Annihilator
+ Death Angel
11.11. D Weissenhäusser Strand / Ostsee – Metal Hammer Paradise*
12.11. B Antwerp – Trix
14.11. D Berlin – Astra
15.11. PL Warsaw – Progresja
16.11. PL Gdansk – B90
18.11. H Budapest – Barba Negra
19.11. CZ Brno – Sono Centrum
20.11. A Vienna – Arena
22.11. D Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
23.11. D Munich – Backstage
24.11. D Saarbrücken – Garage
25.11. D Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn
26.11. SLO Ljubljana – Kino Siska
27.11. D Nuremberg – Löwensaal
28.11. CH Pratteln – Z7
30.11. I Bologna – Estragon
01.12. I Milan – Live Club
02.12. CH Fribourg – Fri-Son
03.12. F Toulouse – Bikini
04.12. E Madrid – La Riviera
06.12. F Lyon – Transbordeur
07.12. F Nantes – Stereolux
08.12. F Paris – Bataclan
09.12. D Oberhausen – Ruhrpott Metal Meeting
10.12. NL Haarlem – Patronaat *SOLD OUT*
* = no ANNIHILATOR

More information at:
STEVE DI GIORGIO: http://www.stevedigiorgio.com – http://www.testamentlegions.com
MANAGMENT: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement
TESTAMENT: https://www.facebook.com/testamentlegions

Gojko Maric-Welicoruss

In this interview with Gojko Maric guitarist of symphonic black metal band Welicoruss at Club Fest in Belgrade on October 1st, I was talking about when and how was band formed, thoughts about their Balkan mini- tour, about their latest release ”I am” and the reactions to it, inspiration for creating music, reason why the new album was not recorded in 2017 and details about the upcoming release in 2018, their experience on Folk and Metal festival in Romania in Bucharest, the reason why there were line-up changes in the band, more exclusive info, here:

Interviewed by:

SAPRON


My name is Vladimir Cincović. This blog was created out of love for music.Support the magazine and blog Demon Reports, We need your support.

Irina Zybina-GRAI

In this interview with Irina Zybina at Club Fest in Belgrade on October 1st, I was talking about when and how was GRAI formed, about the bands past names and why did they changed few times the name of the band and what does GRAI means, about thier LP ”Polyn’ Trava” in english ”The Sagebrush” and the lyrics for it and how the recording of it went and also about the latest album ”Mlada’‘ and the difference between those two, about the folk metal scene and what kind of music Irina listen to. More exclusive info here, at link, down below, enjoy:

Interviewed by:

SAPRON


My name is Vladimir Cincović. This blog was created out of love for music.Support the magazine and blog Demon Reports, We need your support.

SatanaKozel/Welicoruss/GRAI

Pictures from Russian Folk night at Club Fest in Belgrade on October 1st. Check out this amazing pictures and fell the complete atmosphere of the folk metal madness!!!!

The Black Dahlia Murder released new song from the new album ”Nightbringers” called ”Kings of the Nightworld”!

This Friday (October 6th), The Black Dahlia Murder will release their eighth full-length, ”Nightbringers”, via Metal Blade Records and they release new song called ”Kings of the Nightworld”, which has already become the best-selling direct-to-consumer pre-order in the label’s storied history!

To hear the previous single, ”Matriarch”, please visit: metalblade.com/tbdm , where the album can be pre-ordered in the following formats:

–Standard Digipak (10-Panel “Cross”) CD
–Limited Edition Digipak (10-Panel “Cross”) CD w/ 5 Bonus Tracks (EU Exclusive)
–Cassette (USA Exclusive – limited to 500 Copies)
–Split Translucent Red / Black Vinyl (USA Exclusive – 800 Copies)
–Translucent Red (USA Exclusive – 600 Copies)
–Translucent Red w/ Black Swirls (USA Exclusive – 300 Copies)
–Clear w/ Black Swirls (USA Exclusive – 300 Copies)
–White / Red Marble Vinyl (USA Exclusive – 200 Copies)
–180g Black Vinyl (EU Exclusive – 1000 Copies)
–Translucent Red / Black Marbled Vinyl (EU Exclusive – 500 Copies)
–White Vinyl (EU Exclusive – 300 Copies)
–Opaque Red / Black Splatter Vinyl (EU Impericon Exclusive – 200 Copies)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Rather than meticulously plan things out or stick rigidly to any kind of template, when it comes to writing, The Black Dahlia Murder prefer to let things happen organically in the hands of guitarist Brian Eschbach  who is a  co-founded of the band with front-man Trevor Strnad in 2001  and new recruit Brandon Ellis (Arsis, ex-Cannabis Corpse).”Nightbringers” is rich with dynamic riffs that are at once fresh and classic The Black Dahlia Murder, resulting in a collection that shifts through many moods and effortlessly incorporates various elements of extreme metal. While Strnad explores a variety of themes and ideas with his lyrics, they are united by the album’s title, which embraces a tenet that has been central to The Black Dahlia Muder‘s output since the very beginning.

Vocalist  Trevor Strnad about the death metal and the new upcoming album and about the new song:

Death metal and nighttime are synonymous to me,” we are the rulers of the darkened hours that the Christian good fears. A lot of archaic ideas that are still upheld – such as marriage and monogamy – came from Christianity, whether people want to acknowledge it or not, and to me, death metal has always been bucking that. It’s ‘being-the-villain music’, because we’re the enemy of Christianity, the enemy of all that is good and traditional. Death metal is for free thinkers, it’s for showing people the path to inner strength and operating on your own will, instead of being told what to do and living in fear, and songs like the title track and ”Kings Of The Nightworld” are about leading a legion of awakened minds into battle.

Track list:
1. Widowmaker
2. Of God and Serpent, Of Spectre and Snake
3. Matriarch
4. Nightbringers
5. Jars
6. Kings of the Nightworld
7. Catacomb Hecatomb
8. As Good as Dead
9. The Lonely Deceased

The Black Dahlia Murder tour dates with Cannibal Corpse, No Return (Feb. 9-25), In Arkadia (Feb. 27-Mar. 18) here:
Feb. 9 – Hannover, Germany – Musikzentrum
Feb. 10 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
Feb. 11 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Sticky Fingers
Feb. 12 – Stockholm, Sweden – Klubben
Feb. 13 – Oslo, Norway – Parkteatret
Feb. 15 – Kolding, Denmark – Godset
Feb. 16 – Hamburg, Germany – Gruenspan
Feb. 17 – Geiselwind, Germany – Music Hall
Feb. 18 – Bochum, Germany – Matrix
Feb. 20 – Kassel, Germany – 130bpm
Feb. 21 – Prague, Czech Republic – Palac Aropolis
Feb. 22 – Bratislava, Slovakia – Majestic Music Club
Feb. 23 – Munich, Germany – Backstage
Feb. 24 – Magdeburg, Germany – Factory
Feb. 25 – Stuttgart, Germany – im Wizemann
Feb. 27 – Geneva, Switzerland – L’Usine
Feb. 28 – Milan, Italy – Live Club
Mar. 1 – Grenoble, France – Belle Electric
Mar. 2 – Toulouse, France – Le Metronum
Mar. 3 – Bilbao, Spain – Santana 27
Mar. 4 – Madrid, Spain – Penelope
Mar. 6 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz 2
Mar. 7 – St. Etienne, France – Le Fil
Mar. 8 – Caen, France – Cargo
Mar. 9 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
Mar. 10 – Cologne, Germany – Essigfabrik
Mar. 11 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Dynamo
Mar. 13 – Norwich, UK – Waterfront
Mar. 14 – Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz
Mar. 15 – Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC
Mar. 16 – Bristol, UK – Bierkeller
Mar. 17 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
Mar. 18 – London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
Mar. 19 – Dublin, Ireland – Tivoli*
Mar. 20 – Limerick, Ireland – Dolan’s Warehouse*
Mar. 22 – Belfast, Ireland – Limelight 2*
*= no The Black Dahlia Murder

Links:

Website:http://www.tbdmofficial.com
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/theblackdahliamurderofficial
Twitter:http://twitter.com/bdmmetal
Instagram:https://instagram.com/theblackdahliamurder_official

Check out the new song ”Kings of the Nightworld” here, enjoy it:

Vulture Industries kicks off European tour tomorrow!

Vulture industries are kicking off their European tour in support of their latest album ”Stranger Times”, which has been released on September 22nd. The Norwegian eccentrics will hit the road at the Duycker in Hoofdorp, The Netherlands tomorrow, Thursday 5th of October, where they will be joined by Catalan brothers-in-spirit and label mates, Foscor.

Vulture Industries stated this about the tour:

“This will be our most ambitious tour to date and we are of course looking enthusiastically forward to visit all of our favourite places and people again. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to present material from our new album ”Stranger Times” in concert format. We will of course supplement this with favourites from our catalogue. We much appreciate everyone, who has requests for a song or two to stop by our Facebook and drop us a comment. Please feel cordially invited to let us know what you want to hear!”

 

Tour dates for ”Stranger Times Over Europe” tour:

05 Oct 17 Hoofdorp (NL) Duycker (+Foscor)
06 Oct 17 Leeuwarden (NL) de Neushoorn (+Madder Mortem +Soen)
07 Oct 17 Lübeck (DE) Treibsand (+Foscor)
08 Oct 17 Erfurt (DE) From Hell (+Foscor +Kauan +Odroerir)
09 Oct 17 München (DE) Backstage (+Foscor)
10 Oct 17 Köln (DE) Jungle Club (+Foscor)
11 Oct 17 Paris (FR) Backstage (+Foscor)
12 Oct 17 Gent (BE) Asgaard (+Foscor)
21 Oct 17 Haugesund (NO) Flytten (+Himmellegeme)
09 Nov 17 London (UK) Boston Music Room (+Code)
10 Nov 17 Manchester (UK) tba (+Code)
11 Nov 17 Glasgow (UK) Audio (+Code)
15 Nov 17 Cluj (RO) Flying Circus
16 Nov 17 Bucharest (RO) Fabrica
17 Nov 17 Sofia (BG) Club Live & Loud
18 Nov 17 Athens (GR) tba
19 Nov 17 Thessaloniki (GR) Eightball Club
20 Nov 17 Belgrade (RS) Club Fest Zemun
22 Nov 17 Wien (AT) Escape
23 Nov 17 Ljubljana (SK) Orto Bar
24 Nov 17 Bologna (IT) Alchemica Music Club
25 Nov 17 Zagreb (HR) Mochvar
26 Nov 17 Pilsen (CZ) Pod Lampou

VULTURE INDUSTRIES album banner

The artwork of ”Stranger Times”, which has been created by Costin Chioreanu and can be viewed below.

VULTURE INDUSTRIES album cover Stranger Times

Track list:

1. Tales of Woe (4:37)
2. As the World Burns (5:22)
3. Strangers (7:10)
4. The Beacon (5:35)
5. Something Vile (4:17)
6. My Body, My Blood (2:27)
7. Gentle Touch of a Killer (5:03)
8. Screaming Reflections (5:32)
9. Midnight Draws Near (5:20)

VULTURE INDUSTRIES by Jarle H. Moe

The metal scene seems mired in stagnation all too often these days. The tenth edition of the great thrash revival, the never-ending race to be more brutal or more technical or more dissonant in death metal, and the rampant nostalgia of an ever-aging scene do not provide the necessary ingredients for progress and out of the box thinking. That is the very reason why rare bands such as Vulture Industries are so important.

The Norwegians fourth album ”Stranger Times” continues and expands the band’s quest to push the limitations of genre and sound. Their nine new tracks are as easily as masterfully spanning a wide range from dark rock to progressive-experimental metal, while keeping their wild roaming within the boundaries of the band’s unique and bizarre sonic universe. Yet Vulture Industires manage to harness their bold mix into recognisable structures and meaningful songs throughout that do not shy away from catchiness and, quite importantly, do not fall into the trap of being weird just for the sake of experimentation.

Vulture Industries have emerged from the vibrant rock and metal scene of Bergen, the unofficial capital of Norway’s west coast. Mostly associated with black metal, its rich music sphere in fact covers bands from all styles and directions.  Vulture Industries drew inspiration from diverse acts such as Faith No MoreMr. BungleArcturus , Devin TownsendVed Buens Ende and The Cult, when they started out under the Dead Rose Garded moniker in 1993. After several line-up changes, the new name Vulture Industries was adopted in 2003 and two demo releases quickly followed  ”The Sleeper” (2003) and ”The Enemy Within” (2004).

Having stirred considerable interest in progressive circles, it was time to present their first official recording with the Ep ”The Benevolent Pawn” (2005). Consisting of current and former members of SulphurBlack Hole GeneratorMalice  In Wonderland, and SyrachVulture Industries shouldered their way past the then-inactive Arcturus and the drifting Ulvertowards the throne of Norwegian dark progressive metal with their two albums ”The Dystopia Journals” (2007) and ”The Malefactor’s Bloody Register” (2010). The eclectic band from Bergen was more than ready to engage with avant-garde metal fans worldwide, which their next full-length ”The Tower”aptly proved in 2013. This release saw expanded touring and more performances at prestigious festivals around the globe.

Line-up:
Bjørnar E. Nilsen: vocals, percussion & keyboard
Øyvind Madsen: guitars
Eivind Huse: guitars and vocals
Kyrre Teigen: bass and vocals
Tor Helge Gjengedal: drums

Guest musicians:
Herbrand Larsen: keyboard (on “Strangers”)
Hans Marius Andersen: trumpet (on “Strangers” and “The Beacon”)

Recording & Mixing:
Bjørnar E. Nilsen & Edmond Karban, Conclave & Earshot Studios, Bergen, Norway

Mastering:
Chris Sansom, Propeller Mastering, Oslo, Norway

Links:

Facebook:www.facebook.com/vultureindustries

Website:http://vulture-industries.net

Booking contact: bjornar@propulsionmusic.no

Pre-sales: http://smarturl.it/VultureTimes

Vulture Industries will be touring in support if their new full-length, ”Stranger Times”, which is  available for free streaming, enjoy it:

https://youtu.be/VLxW8O8Ob0o

Rotting Christ announce European tour shows including Russia!

Rotting Christ have announced a string of new shows in Europe including a 6-date tour in Russia. More dates will follow soon.

Mastermind Sakis stated this previously about the latest album and tour:

“Friends, we are proud to be able to present our latest album ”Rituals” once more to you. Your support and enthusiasm is what keeps us going. We are extremely excited and looking forward to see you again on the road!”

Rotting Christ  Tour Dates 2017 / 2018:

06 Oct 17 Brighton (UK) Mammothfest
07 Oct 17 Dublin (IE) Voodoo Lounge
13 Oct 17 Bergen op Zoom (NL) Gebouw-T (T-Monium Festival)
26 Oct 17 Stockholm (SE) Close-Up Båten 21
28 Oct 17 Sundsvall (SE) Nordfest

21 Nov 17 St. Petersburg (RU) MOD
22 Nov 17 Moscow (RU) Moskva
23 Nov 17 Kaluga (RU) Garage Club
24 Nov 17 Voronezh (RU) Parnas Club
25 Nov 17 Rostov (RU) Rave Club
26 Nov 17 Krasnodar (RU) Arena Hall

30 Nov 17 Cluj Napoca (RO) Flying Circus (sold out)
01 Dec 17 Cluj Napoca (RO) Flying Circus
02 Dec 17 Minsk (BY) Brugge
10 Dec 17 Istanbul (TR) If Performance Hall

11 May 18 Kopervik (NO) Karmøygeddon Festival 2018

ROTTING CHRIST poster Mammoth Fest UK

Rotting Christ are touring in support of their latest album, ”Rituals”,which is streaming in full on YouTube at the link: http://bit.ly/2rsZ24Q

The album is still available in various formats from the Season of Mist shop at this link: http://smarturl.it/RC-Rituals

Artwork and track list of ”Rituals” can be viewed below.

ROTTING CHRIST "Rituals" album cover

Track list:
1. In Nomine Dei Nostri
2. זה נגמר (Ze Nigmar)
3. Ἐλθὲ Κύριε (Elthe Kyrie)
4. Les Litanies De Satan
(Les Fleurs Du Mal)
5. Ἄπαγε Σατανά (Apage Satana)
6. Του Θάνατου (Tou Thanatou)
7. For A Voice Like Thunder
8. Konx Om Pax
9. देवदेवं (Devadevam)
10. The Four Horsemen
11. Lok’tar Ogar (bonus track vinyl)

ROTTING CHRIST by Ester Segarra

Rotting Christ  have stood the test of time. ”Rituals” is an album that has obviously been written by veterans. The Greek legends inject a 27 years career, 12 albums, and more than 1.200 shows into their songwriting.

With confidence and skills derived from experience, each song represents its own sonic universe. Guitarist and vocalist Sakis Tolis in collaboration with his brother Themis on drums achieve a perfect balance of amalgamating their classic and unique style of riffing and rhythm with exciting new elements sprinkled in to keep their material exciting and fresh. Carefully chosen guests are being added for better effect, not name dropping such as the spoken words of Nick Holmes (Paradise Lost) on “A Voice Like Thunder” or Samael’s  Vorph mesmerizingly quoting from Charles Baudelaire’s “Les Fleurs Du Mal” throughout the song “Les Litanies De Satan“. Goosebumps moments such as these are liberally sprinkled throughout the record, which manages the feat to sound rock solid and made out of one heavy piece as well as diverse and far ranging at the same time.

The experienced is enhanced by Jens Bogren’s equally clear and transparent yet also massive as well as sombre mix and mastering at his widely renowned Fascination Street Studios (Amorphis, Borknagar, Moonspell, Devin Towsend, and many more).

A mature album such as ”Rituals” comes with a history. Rotting Christ were founded as early as 1987 by Sakis Tolis and his brother Themis. They started out playing death/grind, but had already turned to darker paths by the time their debut full-length ”Thy Mighty Contract”(1993) was unleashed.

On the following seven albums covering a ten year period from ”Non Serviam” (1994) to ”Sanctus Diavolos” (2004),  Rotting Christ steadily refined their style by experimenting with elements from death, heavy and gothic metal without betraying their black roots. At the same time the band went from underground heroes to headliner status. Yet with the highly acclaimed ”Theogonia” (2007) the Greek stalwarts added an unmistakable native element to their sound, which gave their ninth full-length a very distinctive and individual twist. With this album,  Rotting Christ had fully defined their style, to be explored with later releases.

Such a masterpiece can hardly be surpassed, but  Rotting Christ held their ground with ”’AEALO’ (2010). Their country’s rich ancient heritage was translated into the universal language of metal with added female choirs, ancient reed pipes as well as folkloristic melodies and rhythms. Their latest masterpiece ”Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy” (2013) took this musical and lyrical concept another step further, confirming Rotting Christ’s individual sound incorporating subtle female vocals, piano, bagpipes, horns, and other means. All of these elements are expertly combined and enhanced by excellent songwriting.

Now ”Rituals’‘ marks another step in the evolution of the Greek masters. Buckle up for a fascinating musical ride through ancient cults and mythologies evoking strong feelings and firing up imagination. Metal at its best!

Line-up 
Sakis: vocals, guitars
Themis: drums
Van Ace: bass
George: guitars
Available formats:

Digibox CD with extras
Double Gatefold Vinyl LP in various colours
CD
Cassette

Line-up: 

Sakis: vocals, guitars
Themis: drums
Van Ace: bass
George: guitars

Guest musicians (in order of appearance):

Magus (Necromantia) – In Nomine Dei Nostri
Danai Katsameni (National Hellenic Theater) – Ἐλθὲ Κύριε (Elthe Kyrie)
Vorph (Samael) – Les Litanies De Satan (Les Fleurs Du Mal)
Nick Holmes (Paradise Lost) – For A Voice Like Thunder
Kathir (Rudra) – देवदेवं (Devadevam)

Links:

Facebook:www.facebook.com/Rotting-Christ-290468585669/

Booking Europe: Luc@rtn-touring.com 

World: sakis@rotting-christ.com

Shop: http://smarturl.it/RC-Rituals

Rotting Christ are touring in support of their latest album, ”Rituals”. Check out the free streaming of the album, here: