Visions Of Atlantis unveils album preview!

Symphonic metal masters Visions Of Atlantis once more set sail to oceanic myths and the eternal dream of the sunken continent: Titled ”The Deep & The Dark” and set for a release on February 16th 2018 on Napalm Records, with their upcoming seventh studio album  Visions Of Atlantis  showcase all musical facettes of the genre with a breathtaking classic Symphonic Metal album! Even labelmate Thomas Youngblood of Kamelot describes this new record as “a game changer for the band. Very impressive!”

As an exciting Christmas gift and to shorten your wait for the band’s hotly anticipated new album, Visions Of Atlantis now offer the first appetizer and just unveiled a sneak preview of ”The Deep & The Dark”! Dive into the myth sound of the ocean and upcoming symphonic masterpiece by  Visions Of Atlantis and check out this album preview right HERE!

Statement of the band about the new upcoming album:

“This is the album we have always dreamed of making. It is everything fans of this genre love and Visions Of Atlantis was founded for. This is the heart & soul of this band and Symphonic Metal. We are proud and excited that after over 4 years we put out the best 10 tracks the band has to offer. This is Visions Of Atlantis – this is Symphonic Metal!”

1. The Deep & The Dark
2. Return To Lemuria
3. Ritual Night
4. The Silent Mutiny
5. Book Of Nature
6. The Last Home
7. The Grand Illusion
8. Dead Reckoning
9. Words Of War
10. Prayer To The Lost

Coming as exclusive Deluxe Box Set, CD Digipak and Digital Download editions, ‘The Deep & The Dark‘ is now available to pre-order HERE!

Hauntingly beautiful duets between vocalists supreme Clémentine Delauney and Siegfried Samer meet classic power metal infusions, embodying the symphonic metal cake: A must-have for all genre-fans and beyond! With ”The Deep & The Dark” Visions Of Atlantis created their most powerful and perfectly executed magnum opus to date, waiting to be performed live at the “Symphonic Metal Nights in February 2018:

Tour dates with Serenity, Sleeping Romance, Secret Rule, Evenmore, Presented by Sonic Seducer, Spark Rock Magazine, Slam, Metal Talk & Lords Of Metal:

09.02.18 AT – Worgl / Komma
10.02.18 DE – Kaiserslautern / Kammgarn
11.02.18 CH – Wetzikon / Hall Of Fame
12.02.18 DE – Frankfurt / Nachtleben
14.02.18 UK – London / Underworld
15.02.18 BE – Vosselaar / Biebob
16.02.18 NL – Nijverdal / Cult Art Shop
17.02.18 NL – Haarlem / Patronaat
18.02.18 DE – Bochum / matrix
19.02.18 DE – Berlin / Bi Nuu
20.02.18 DE – Nuremberg / Der Cult
21.02.18 CZ – Prague / Nova Chmelnice
22.02.18 DE – Munich / Backstage
23.02.18 DE – Glauchau / Alte Spinnerei
24.02.18 AT – Lenzing / Pfarrsaal
25.02.18 DE – Wacken / Wacken Winter Nights (VOA only)
Dive into the myth sound of the ocean and upcoming symphonic masterpiece by  Visions Of Atlantis and check out this album preview here, enjoy it:

Gwar is going to tour in Australia In April 2018!

Earth’s favorite interplanetary warriors, Gwar, are returning to conquer and destroy Australia in April 2018!
“The Blood of Gods Tour” continues on into Australia, as your masters and supreme overlords take their one of a kind carnival of blood-drenched death and destruction Down Under. The last time Gwar visited Australia in 2014, they upset the Australian public with the controversial and media-hyped beheading of an effigy of then-Prime Minister, Tony Abbott. The body count will be even higher when Gwar returns to Australia in April of 2018 for more heavy metal carnage. Mark your calendars or leave the country.
Statement of the Blothar the Berskerer  about the upcoming bloodbath:
“People of Australia, koala bears, kangaroos, crocodiles, wallabies…lend me your ears…and your skulls, and all of your internal organs… Gwar is coming to turn the Land of Dreams into your worst nightmare. Fire up the barby, we are going to eat Australia! As for the Adelaide scum and your worthless existence, the so-called “Rock Capital of Australia”… is that crack rock?We shall turn the Great Australian Bight into our Great Australian BITE as our parting gift to Australia.”
Gwar is riding the wave of worldwide dominance with their new record The Blood of Gods”, released by Metal Blade Records in October 2017. The new record and the spectacular tour to support it has been praised by fans and media alike as triumphs of unimaginable genius.


Formed in Antarctica 1984 by manager Sleazy P. Martini, Gwar has forged a path of debauchery for over 30 years and it seems their work is still not done.
Gwar’s mythology is rich in political and social satire. Their cult-following is galvanized by their controversial, indefatigable and ostentatious live performances, where crowds of willing slaves are subjected to ripe humor and theatrical imagery… and lots and lots of blood, vomit and other bodily fluids.
Don’t miss Gwar’s odyssey of death and destruction as they turn their eyes towards Earth’s most remote outcrop of human scum, Australia.
“Death cannot kill GWAR. Nothing can.” – stated by Gwar
Gwar April 2018 Tour Dates:
Tuesday 24th April – Brisbane, Eatons Hill
Thursday 26th April – Sydney, Metro
Friday 27th April – Melbourne, 170 Russell
Sunday 29th April – Adelaide, HQ
Pre-Sale: Thursday, December 21st, 10 am
On Sale: Friday, December 22nd, 10 am (Local time)
PLATINUM VIP M&G Ticket – 6 only per show – includes:
*Meet and Greet with GWAR
*1 personal item autographed by GWAR
*Photo of yourself with GWAR taken by professional photographer
*Autographed Limited edition A3 Thick Card Poster
*Watch two songs from side of stage
*Collectors set of 7 guitar picks
*Official commemorative VIP Laminate

*Priority Access to the Venue

GOLD VIP M&G Ticket:
*Photo of yourself and 5 other slaves with Gwar taken by professional photographer
*Autographed Limited edition A3 Thick Card Poster
*Collectors set of 7 guitar picks
*Official commemorative VIP Laminate
*Priority Access to the Venue
Website of the label:
Check out the music video for the song ”I’ll Be Your Monster” here, enjoy it:

Dark Funeral returns to North America with Septic Flesh and Thy Antichrist, tickets are available now!

Swedish black metal masters, Dark Funeral, are excited to announce their return to North America for the first time in 5 years. The band will be co-headlining this run with Septic Flesh and are set to make their first appearance at The Regent in Los Angeles, CA on February 22nd. Performing along with them through March 20th will be Thy Antichrist. Despite recently parting ways with a drummer, Nils “Dominator” Fjellstroem, Dark Funeral have much to celebrate. In addition to supporting their latest album ”Where Shadows Forever Reign”2018 marks the band’s 25-year anniversary and the 20-year anniversary of their second full-length album ”Vobiscum Satanas”. Tour dates and ticket links below.

Statement of the  Lord Ahriman about the tour:

“It’s been 5 years since we last toured North America. A lot of things have happened since then, but most importantly, we have released a new and absolutely killer album entitled ‘Where Shadows Forever Reign’ through Century Media/Sony! Along with our friends in Septic Flesh & Thy Antichrist, it’s going to be nothing but EPIC to bring this co-headlining tour along with our friends in Septic Flesh and Thy Antichrist. Be there!!!”
Upcoming Tour Dates:

2/22 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent // Tickets:
2/23 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick // Tickets:
2/24 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar // Tickets:
2/25 – Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House // Tickets:
2/26 – Portland, OR – Rock Hard PDX // Tickets:
2/27 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven // Tickets:
3/01 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater // Tickets:
3/02 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room // Tickets:
3/03 – Ringle, WI – Q&Z Expo Center // Tickets:
3/04 – Chicago, IL – Reggies // Tickets:
3/05 – Columbus, OH – Alrosa Villa // Tickets:
3/06 – Lakewood, OH – The Foundry // Tickets:
3/07 – Detroit, MI – Harpos // Tickets:
3/08 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club // Tickets:
3/09 – Montreal, QC – l’Astra // Tickets:
3/10 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre // Tickets:
3/11 – Worcester, MA – Palladium // Tickets:
3/12 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage // Tickets:
3/13 – Spartanburg, SC – Groundzero // Tickets:
3/14 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade // Tickets:
3/16 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall // Tickets:
3/17 – Fort Worth, TX – The Rail Club // Tickets:
3/18 – Austin, TX – Come And Take it Live // Tickets:
3/20 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red // Tickets:

Cadaveria released lyric video for ”The Divine Rapture” and vinyl pre-orders are available!

Cadaveria is proud to release “The Divine Rapture” official lyric video.

The track is taken from the brand new edition of “Far Away From Conformity” album, featuring new vocals on this song and on ”Blood and Confusion” track, as well as a totally remixed and remastered audio and a new artwork.

Cadaveria second album ”Far Away From Conformity” was re-released on digipack CD on December 8th, 2017 and it will be available in an exclusive metallic-colored and hand-numbered vinyl edition, limited to 300 copies worldwide, on January 12th, 2018.and pre-order the vinyl here.

The CD version is already available at this link. The album is downloadable from all digital stores and is available in streaming on Spotify here.

The video was created by Morbid Vision Italy.


Check out the lyric video for the ”The Divine Rapture” here, enjoy it:

Dimmu Borgir Drummer Dariusz “Daray” Brzozowski Launches Dante, teaser is available!

Dimmu Borgir drummer Dariusz “Daray” Brzozowski has launched a new band, entitled Dante, unveiling a teaser of what is to come…

Statement of the Dimmu Borgir drummer Dariusz “Daray” Brzozowski  about the new band:

“Dante. There’s nobody here by accident. There’s no music here which has not been thought through. There are no trivial lyrics. Dante. It knows where it’s been. It knows what it’s seen. Listen to the warning. Lucas, Yony and Daray. We it’s voice, DANTE is coming…”

Dariusz “Daray” Brzozowski is one of the most recognized drummers within the metal scene. Well known for his extreme drumming, blast beats, precision and supersonic speeds, he earned his reputation through the years and was repeatedly valued for his achievements. Extensively touring the world with his bands. He played over 1000 shows.

Born in 1980, he got his first kit at the age of 14. His story began with the band Vesania and was continued in Vader, Masachist, Hunter, Black River. He’s also a session musician for multiple bands. Today, drumming for Vesania and Dimmu Borgir and being an active clinician and educator, he remains in the lead of worlds‘ uncompromising drummers.
Daray is available for studio sessions, drum clinics, as well as a session drummer for tours etc. For further information, please contact via email: –


Watch the teaser here, enjoy it

Get more information on Dante here

Check out  Daray Brzozowski (Meinl cymbal artist) performing “Dimmu Borgir“ off of Dimmu Borgir’s album “Abrahadabra“ at the 2016 Meinl Drum Festival here, enjoy it:

Execration ”Return To The Void” European tour for January 2018 is fully booked!

Norwegian Death Metallers Execration released their latest album ”Return To The Void” last July via Metal Blade Records. The European tour starting in January is fully booked now, check out the dates below!

Statement of the band about the European tour:

The Europe tour is just a few short weeks away, and all the details are locked down. We’re very excited to hit the road again, to return to places we’ve not been in a while, and go places we haven’t been yet. See you in January!

”Return To The Void” European Tour 2018 Execration with Reptilian:
18th Jan. Copenhagen • DK • Pumpehuset + Slægt (dk)
19th Jan. Hamburg • DE • Bambi Galore + Ketzer (de) + Dawn of Obliteration (de)
20th Jan. Antwerp • BE • Music City
21st Jan. London • UK • The Black Heart + Decrepid (uk) + Seprevation (uk)
22nd Jan. Paris • FR • Le Klub + Misgivings (fr)
23rd Jan. Bonn • DE • Bla
24th Jan. Dresden • DE • Chemiefabrik
25th Jan. Poznan • PL • U Bazyla
26th Jan. Warzaw • PL • Poglos
27th Jan. Berlin • DE • Wolf City Winter Festival + Antichrist (swe), Vulture (de)
28th Jan. Rotterdam • NL • In the Grip of Winter Fest + Pestilence (nl)

Surf over to to watch the video forReturn To The Void and check out more music from Execration. At the same location, you can order the album on Digi-CD and on vinyl!

Thematically, the album takes off into outer space, the world of dreams, and philosophic musings on time and space. The album’s seven songs and two instrumental tracks are permeated with the mysteries of the universe, both in lyrical content and concept and in the music itself. This theme is further brought to life by the magnificent art of Zbigniew M. Bielak that adorns the front cover.

Execration line-up:
Cato Syversrud – Drums
Christian Johansen – Guitar / Vocals
Jørgen Maristuen – Guitar / Vocals
Jonas Helgemo – Bass



Liv Kristine Joins Midnattsol, new album is in the making!

Liv Kristine has joined Midnattsol as their official second singer, right next to her very talented sister Carmen Elise Espenæs. This truly is full sister power!
The band stated this about Liv Kristine joining them:
Hey folks,
Like we promised here is the news for you:

Some time ago we discussed with Liv that she would support us on our upcoming album as a special guest. Working together, we found out that not only the result is awesome – we also have a lot of fun together. The logical consequence was that we pick up Liv as a permanent member of the band. So she is now the official second singer in Midnattsol.

We have already recorded Liv as the second voice on some songs for the next album. Liv will also have her own parts in some songs, so these songs will be more like a duet of the two sisters. We think the results will blow you away.

As Liv is now a permanent band member we plan to play upcoming concerts together with her.

We are very happy and it means a lot to us to have such an amazing singer and fantastic person in our Midnattsol family.”
The band released the first appetizer from their new lineup in the form of the track Purple Sky,” listen to it HERE.
Midnattsol released their promising debut album “Where Twilight Dwells” back in 2005. The band quickly gained fans around the Gothic, Metal & Rock scene alike and played numerous shows and summer festivals like Summer Breeze, Wave Gotik Treffen, Mera Luna, as well as the support for IN EXTREMO. Their highly anticipated second studio album “Nordlys” was released in 2008, followed up by their latest album “The Metamorphosis Melody” in 2011. After that, the band decided to take a creative break, but now you can be sure that Midnattsol is fully back and ready more exciting news to come! Keep your eyes and ears open!

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals unleash second crushing new song ”The Ignorant Point”!

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals have announced the release of their sophomore full-length, ”Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue”  through the singer’s label Housecore in the America and in license via Season of Mist in other parts of the world on January 26th, 2018. The band of the iconic artist is now streaming the second crushing new track, “The Ignorant Point”.

PHILIP H. ANSELMO by Jody Dorignac

 Philip H. Anselmo stated this about the new second song:

“Our new track, ”The Ignorant Point” is a tip of the hat to today’s top-notch, morally-sincere, trustworthy news agencies, websites, bloggers, etc. that have kept the public in such great spirits with their dedication to truth and honesty. Burp. Keep up the good work, bullshit artists.  We’ve got our collective eyes on you.”

1. Little Fucking Heroes
2. Utopian
3. Choosing Mental Illness
4. The Ignorant Point
5. Individual
6. Delinquent
7. Photographic Taunts
8. Finger Me
9. Invalid Colubrine Frauds
10. Mixed Lunatic Results

Philip H. Anselmo is an iconic artist, maybe a little bruised, scarred, singed, and somewhat battered by time, himself, and others. But the Texan remains proudly standing, unbent, and still angry. Loved and hated, attacked and praised, Phil is not ready to go down into the archives of musical history without a fight.

His new cooperation with the band that Phil himself created, The Illegals, is as brutal, kicking, lashing, and fury-filled as one could expect from this artist and  Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals‘ debut ”Walk Through Exits Only” (2013). Their sophomore album, ‘Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue’ is a much the metaphorical fist in the face and display of force as his adherents could wish for.

”Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue” is not a simple repeat of the past – as tempting as that might sound, considering that no other artist left a deeper mark on metal in the 90’s than Pantera. Raging, roaring, and bulldozing their way through the metal scene, the Texans have left a lasting legacy. At their front stood anger and hostility personified ,Philip H. Anselmo. What followed for example with Down and Superjoint Ritual has further cemented the singer’s reputation as a living legend. As an artist in his own right, Phil finally emancipated onto a solo-path with ”Walk Through Exits Only”, which enabled him to do exactly as he pleased – with no need to compromise on anything.

Now, ”Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue”  follows along the path that  Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals debut has carved, but takes the mega-heavy, angry monster born out of mating the visceral aggression and power of Pantera with the devastating thrash and Southern sludge that Phil and the New Orleans scene pioneered.

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals are back and about to mercilessly install ”Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue” as a new benchmark for extreme heaviness.

Philip H. Anselmo: vocals
Mike DeLeon: lead guitars
Jose “Blue” Gonzales: drums
Stephen “Schteve” Taylor: guitars
Walter Howard: bass



Check out the second song “The Ignorant Point” here, enjoy it:

Dying Fetus announce 2018 Headline Northeast Tour Dates!

Death metal overlords Dying Fetus announce their first wave of 2018 headline concerts. The brief Northeast US tour starts January 11, features three New York shows (Syracuse, Brooklyn, Waterford) and ends January 14 in Reading, PA. A full list of confirmed tour dates is available below.

Dying Fetus recent full-length ”Wrong One To Fuck With’‘ is available worldwide on CD/2xLP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages are available via HERE and digital downloads/streaming AT THIS LOCATION.

”Wrong One To Fuck With” is receiving high end of the year praise charting on a notable album of the year lists such as Loudwire (Album: #4; Song: #8) and Exclaim (#9).

A full collection of Dying Fetus music video and live performances is available via YouTube HERE.

Dying Fetus once again raises the bar of sonic extremity with their 8th studio album and first new material in over 5 years, ”Wrong One To Fuck With”. The seasoned veterans manage to further stretch their creative and technical boundaries across 10 complex tracks of pulverizing death metal, filled with more dynamic intricacies, brutal breakdowns and varied vocal patterns than ever before. Now over 25 years into their distinguished career, Dying Fetus cement their legacy with ”Wrong One To Fuck With” and uphold their position as the most dominant force in death metal today.

Dying Fetus Tour Dates:
Jan 11: Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
Jan 12: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar
Jan 13: Waterford, NY @ Chrome
Jan 14: Reading, PA @ Reverb
Self-reliance and musical integrity are the two principles to which  Dying Fetus have always lived by. Formed in 1991, during the height of the death metal explosion, Dying Fetus has matured into one of the premiere extreme death metal/grindcore acts to emerge from the massive global metal underground. The band is recognized worldwide as a prime example of songwriting perfection across seven studio albums (Purification Through Violence (1996), Killing On Adrenaline (1998), Destroy The Opposition (2001), Stop At Nothing (2003), War Of Attrition (2007), Descend Into Depravity (2009), Reign Supreme (2012)), combining an innovative mix of technical virtuosity and catchy song structures to create the ultimate blend of death metal, hardcore and grind.
Now in 2017,  Dying Fetus once again raise the bar of sonic extremity with their 8th studio album and first new material in over 5 years, ”Wrong One To Fuck With’‘. The seasoned veterans manage to further stretch their creative and technical boundaries across 10 complex tracks of pulverizing death metal, filled with more dynamic intricacies, brutal breakdowns and varied vocal patterns than ever before. Now over 25 years into their distinguished career, Dying Fetus cement their legacy with ”Wrong One To Fuck With” and uphold their position as the most dominant force in death metal today.

View the full bio at Dying Fetus artist page at this location.


Thy Antichrist Unveil Initial Album Details about “Wrath Of The Beast”!

Thy Antichrist is an existentialist black metal band showcasing extreme elements that have been making tidal waves in the underground metal community since 1998 and has been building an important fan base around the world.
A brand new full-length album titled “Wrath of the Beast” is already scheduled for an early 2018 release.
In 2016, these US-based Black Metallers found a home with the reputable Extreme Management Groupas well as joined the roster of a well-known booking agency, Continental Concerts. With a stout history and commanding presence, Thy Antichrist has tremendous potential for further growth going with the recent worldwide signing with Napalm RecordsNapalm Records is more than proud to welcome such a hardworking, ambitious and promising band to the roster and to unveil first album details of the bands Napalm Records debut Wrath Of The Beast!
Statement of the band about the new upcoming album :
“We read Aleister Crowley’s wicked spell to awake an ancient evil pharaoh from the ashes of time, to condemn this modern world of chaos by the cursed hands of man. We invoke the Wrath of the Beast, the eclipsing star that rises from the east!”
Just when you thought you had seen and heard everything, Thy Antichrist has risen. Find album artwork, full track listing and available formats below:

The band has created a teaser for the new album. Take a look and listen at itHERE.
1. Desolation

2. Metal to the Bone

3. The Great Beast

4. A World Burnt to Ashes

5. No Place Like Hell

6. Nightmares

7. Crown of Lies

8. Skeletons of Disgrace

9. Walking Through the Soul

10. The Last Breath – Instrumental Outro

Wrath Of The Beast” will be available as:
1 CD Jewel Case
1LP Gatefold
Digital Album
Get your hands on “Wrath Of The Beast” HERE.
Thy Antichrist has handcrafted a sui generis style into their live performance and music respecting the old traditional metal influence of different metal genres such as thrash metal, heavy metal, death metal and of course the Black Metal touch. The band has taken to the masses with notable festival appearances with some of metals biggest names. The band has without a doubt connected with fans and created a loyal fan base eager to see what’s coming next. Keep your eyes & ears open!
Thy Antichrist on Tour with Septicflesh and Dark Funeral:
2/22: Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
2/23: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
2/24: Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
2/25: Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
2/26: Portland, OR @ Rock Hard PDX
2/27: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
3/1: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
3/2: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
3/3: Ringle, WI @ Q & Z Expo Center
3/4: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
3/5: Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
3/6: Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry
3/7: Detroit, MI @Harpo’s
3/8: Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
3/9: Montreal QC @ L’Astral
3/10: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
3/11: Worcester, MA @ Palladium
3/12: Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
3/13: Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
3/14: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
3/16: Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
3/17: Ft Worth, TX @ Rail Club
3/18: Austin, TX @ Come and Take it Live!
3/20: Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
Thy Antichrist Line-up:
Antichrist 666: Terrifying Vocals of Tragic Existence and Tragic Poetry.
Abyssus: Six Strings of Human Suffering.
Frost Giant: Bassist of Cold and Tragic Whisperings.
Oricuss: Apocalyptic Thunders of Chaos. Drums.

2006: POSSESSED BY MY OWN SATAN – Single – Colombia
2006: BLASFEMIAS – Cover Single – Colombia
2009: WICKED TESTIMONIES (Re-Issue) – Colombia
2015: SATAN ESCAPES FROM HELL + WICKED TESTIMONIES (Limited Edition Cassette Deluxe Box Set) – Canada
2015: UNHOLY VICTORY – Split – Mexico
2016: WICKED TESTIMONIES (Re-Issue) – Brazil
2016: WICKED TESTIMONIES (Limited Digibook Edition) – Colombia
2016: WICKED TESTIMONIES (Limited Digipack Edition) – Mexico

Check out the teaser for the new album here, enjoy it: