Kamelot unveil title of upcoming album and announces first European shows!

The rumors are true:  Kamelot are set to release a brand new masterpiece in 2018 and now the band has unveiled the album’s title ”The Shadow Theory! Cover Reveal Next Week!
 
”The Shadow Theory” is here! Coming this spring on Napalm Records!
The new album features all the signature elements of Kamelot and also sees the band step out to add new and industrial elements along while combining amazing emotions that harken to the band’s earlier days.Kamelot‘s  epic music is chock full of symbolism relating to how the band feels about the world and the current state of civilization.  More news and details regarding The Shadow Theory” including album artwork – will be made available soon!
Following the release of ”The Shadow Theory”Kamelot will embarque on a massive World Tour, starting in North America during April/May 2018 followed by European shows in Summer 2018 in support of ”The Shadow Theory”The band will return to Europe in September/October 2018 for their biggest headliner tour to date.
Today the very first show of the upcoming The Shadow Tour” has been announced! Grab your tickets now, as pre-sales are up and running!
September 14th 2018 – NL – Tilburg / 013
For their very special Tilburg show Kamelot unveil
s some exciting details:
“TILBURG! Kamelot returns to the Poppodium 013 to support their new album and to commemorate their very special relationship with the Dutch fans! There have been 10+ SOLD OUT Kamelot concerts there over the past few years. To thank you for your support we are very pleased to announce we will be shooting this show as part of the band’s long-awaited DVD! Don’t miss this very special event!!”
 

To get in the right Kamelot mood make sure to take a look at the latest released music video for the track “Under Grey Skies”, featuring Delain’s Charlotte Wessels HERE 

As mentioned above, Kamelot will be also touring North America with label-mates Delain and Battlebeast in April and May! All tour dates can be found listed below:
16 Apr 2018 Louisville (KY), Mercury Ballroom
17 Apr 2018 Charlotte (NC), Fillmore Underground
18 Apr 2018 Silver Spring (MD), The Fillmore
20 Apr 2018 New York (NY), Irving Plaza
22 Apr 2018 Montréal (QC), CA Métropolis
23 Apr 2018 Toronto (ON), CA The Opera House
25 Apr 2018 Albany (NY), Upstate Concert Hall
26 Apr 2018 Pittsburgh (PA), Cargenie Concert Hall
27 Apr 2018 Chicago (IL), Concord Music Hall
28 Apr 2018 Minneapolis (MN), The Cabooze
29 Apr 2018 Des Moines (IA), Wooly’s
01 May 2018 Denver (CO), Ogden Theatre
02 May 2018 Salt Lake City (UT), The Complex
04 May 2018 San José (CA), City National Civic
05 May 2018 Anaheim (CA), The Grove
06 May 2018 Phoenix (AZ), Marquee Theatre
08 May 2018 Dallas (TX), House of Blues
09 May 2018 Houston (TX), House of Blues
11 May 2018 Atlanta (GA), Center Stage Theater
12 May 2018 Orlando (FL), House of Blues
13 May 2018 Fort Lauderdale (FL), Revolution Live

Festivals:
12 Jul 2018 Vizovice, CZ Masters of Rock
08 Aug 2018 Villena, ES Leyendas del Rock Festival
10 Aug 2018 Derbyshire, UK Bloodstock Open Air Festival

The Shadow Tour:
14.09.18 NL – Tilburg / 013
22.09.18 NO – Oslo / Rockefeller
more dates to be announced!

 
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Primordial announces new album ”Exile Amongst The Ruins” for March 30th, released new first song ”Stolen Years”!

Irish Pagan Metal Gods Primordial announces their new album ”Exile Amongst The Ruins” for a March 30th release through Metal Blade Records.

Teaming with producer Ola Ersfjord, who worked on Primordial  2016 live album ”Gods To The Godless”, the record was tracked at Dublin’s Camelot Studios, located adjacent to their rehearsal room.

Surf over to metalblade.com/primordial to check out the video for the first song ”Stolen Years”. At the same location you can pre-order ”Exile Amongst The Ruins’‘ in the following formats:

–ltd. 1st ed. Digibook-CD with bonus-CD
–jewelcase-CD
–ltd. ed. Artbook (incl. 5 x 10″ in golden vinyl)
–180g black vinyl
–clear gray-brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 700 copies)
–violet red purple marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–clear pale pink/white splattered vinyl (EU ebay exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–purple red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–transparent green vinyl (Blast exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–dead gold marbled vinyl (Napalm exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–rosy brown/purple marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 400 copies)
–tan clear vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200 copies)

Primordial ”Exile Amongst The Ruins” release shows:
30/03/18 DE – Berlin – Cassiopeia
31/03/18 DE – Köln – Jungle Club

Once again building upon their signature sound, the follow up to 2014’s ”Where Greater Men Have Fallen” is a more raw, “old school sounding” record than its predecessor. Hitting home with what vocalist A.A. Nemtheanga describes as “a direct energy” and wielding an urgency that is undeniable, the Irish quintet once again effortlessly blend elements of tragedy and might like no one else. Likewise, the evolution in their sound continues to be organic and unforced, ensuring that ‘Exile Amongst The Ruins‘ is essential listening for both their long-term faithful and those only now drawn into their world.

Statement of the Vocalist  A.A. Nemtheanga about the album’s first song, ”Stolen Years”:

Stolen Years” may seem like a strange choice as our lead single, and on the face of if I guess it is. It’s not a blood and thunder epic about tragedy and might and the ruin of nations, nor is it 9 minute epistle of doom. Have no fear, the album does contain those also but to open this time we chose something different. This album has some surprises and this is one of them, a short and painfully simple song which almost didn’t make the final cut if you can believe so. The video, cut by Costin Chioreanu, is about the journey involved in finally getting to that moment where you walk on stage, the song itself about that last night on earth that comes to us all, sometimes we never know when that might be, hold your loved ones tight tonight, this could be it…

 Tracklist:
1. Nail Their Tongues
2. To Hell or the Hangman
3. Where Lie the Gods
4. Exile Amongst the Ruins
5. Upon Our Spiritual Deathbed
6. Stolen Years
7. Sunken Lungs
8. Last Call

Tour Dates of ”Heathen Crusade 2018” Presented by Metal Hammer, Deaf Forever, Guitar, Kulturnews, Metal.de, Firebird Industries & Dragon Productions of Primordial
with Moonsorrow and Der Weg Einer Freiheit:

 

12/04/18 NL – Leeuwarden – Neushoorn
13/04/18 NL – Tilburg – 013
14/04/18 FR – Paris – Trabendo
15/04/18 BE – Brugge – Entrepot
16/04/18 UK – London – Islington Assembly Hall
17/04/18 LU – Esch-sur-Alzette – Kulturfabrik
18/04/18 CH – Pratteln – Z7
19/04/18 DE – Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik
20/04/18 DE – Leipzig – Hellraiser
21/04/18 CZ – Prague – Akropolis
22/04/18 SK – Kosice – Colloseum
23/04/18 HU – Budapest – Barba Negra
24/04/18 AT – Wien – Szene
25/04/18 DE – München – Backstage
26/04/18 DE – Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
27/04/18 DE – Bochum – Matrix
28/04/18 DE – Hamburg – Markthalle

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Further info herehttps://www.facebook.com/HeathenCrusade

Statement of the Primordial about the tour:

Twelve years after the original Heathen Crusade and in truth way too long we will go back on tour with Moonsorrow. A lot has changed in the world since then, more scars, more hangovers, deeper lines in our faces, but nothing changes our spiritual bond. Heathens to the bitter end and worse hangovers as we pace ’til death!

Statement of the MoonSorrow about the tour:

With great pleasure, we announce a European tour with our good friends Primordial! With these Irish fellows, we had our first ever European tour in 2006. And it feels like just a few years back! Moonsorrow and Primordial always had a spiritual bond, something that makes a special line up for a tour. Don’t miss this rare chance to catch us on the same tour!

Statement of the DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT about the tour:

As big fans of Primordial ourselves it’s with great pleasure to announce that we are supporting the Irish legends on this tour along with Moonsorrow. We appreciate the chance to be part of this great package and can’t wait to present our album “Finisterre” to new audiences all around Europe. Get your tickets now and see you in April!

Primordial line-up:
A.A. Nemtheanga – Vocals
Ciarán MacUilliam – Guitar
Michael O’Floinn – Guitar
Pól MacAmlaigh – Bass
Simon O’Laoghaire – Drums

Other Primordial shows:

12/05/18 NO – Haugesund – Karmoygeddon
09/06/18 SE – Sölvesborg – Sweden Rock
14/07/18 DE – Balingen – Bang Your Head!!!
20/07/18 DE – Bertingen – Rock Unter Den Eichen
27/07/18 SI – Tolmin – Metaldays
11/08/18 ES – Villena – Leyendas Del Rock
12/08/18 BE – Kortrijk – Alcatraz Metal Festival
26/08/18 RO – Suceava – Bucovina Rock Cas

Links:

 

Website of the label:http://www.metalblade.com/primordial
Website:http://www.primordialweb.com
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/primordialofficial
Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/user/primordialvideo

 

 

Visigoth released new song ”Outlive Them All”!

On February 9th, Salt Lake City’s traditional metal champions Visigoth will release their sophomore album, ”Conqueror’s Oath‘, via Metal Blade Records.

To watch the video for the first single ”Warrior Queen”, please visit metalblade.com/visigoth. The record is there ready to pre-order and available in the following formats:

–CD
–180g black vinyl
–silver vinyl (limited to 400 copies – USA exclusive)
–clear with white/blue smokey swirl vinyl (limited to 300 copies – USA exclusive)
–opaque blue vinyl (limited to 300 copies – USA exclusive)
–cool grey marble vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–white/blue splattered vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–sky-blue marble vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–purple red marble vinyl (limited to 100 copies – EU exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Standing in staunch opposition to any presumptuous notion of “reinventing the wheel” or “redefining the genre”, Visigoth instead dedicates themselves to worshipping at the ageless altars of heavy metal with a singular focus on writing music inspired by their favorite records.

Whether whipped into a frenzy ignited by classic USPM or NWOBHM anthems or pensively meditating on traditional epic heavy metal or weighty doom-inspired moments, these Salt City Hessians wear their influences proudly on their sleeves. With their new 2018 long-player ‘Conqueror’s Oath‘, Visigoth stays true to the title and conquers the sophomore slump blues with 8 iron-forged anthems of pure metal magick guaranteed to satiate the hunger of the rock’n’roll hordes! Returning to the depths of the Boar’s Nest in their hometown of Salt Lake City to record once again with engineer extraordinaire Andy Patterson (SubrosaDeathblow,Dreadnought, et al), ”Conqueror’s Oath was hammer-forged in a whirlwind month of mayhem and mastered by Dave Otero of Flatline Audio (Satan’s HostNightbringerKhemmis, et al).

Immortalized by breathtaking cover art created by none other than underground album art legend Kris Verwimp (whose work has graced records by AbsuBewitchedDesasterHorna,MoonsorrowSkullviewArkona, and many, many more) in proper swords-and-sorcery fashion,Conqueror’s Oath” stands tall on the field of battle, serving as a gauntleted fist in the face of non-believers. Prepare for the onslaught of Salt City Steel!

Tracklist:
1. Steel and Silver
2. Warrior Queen
3. Outlive Them All
4. Hammerforged
5. Traitor’s Gate
6. Salt City
7. Blades in the Night
8. The Conqueror’s Oath

Visigoth European tour:
Feb. 17 – Wurzburg, Germany – Metal Assault Festival
Feb. 18 – Oldenburg, Germany – MTS Records Store
Feb. 19 – Berlin, Germany – Cortina
Feb. 20 – Leipzig, Germany – Four Rooms
Feb. 21 – Wien, Austria – Escape Metal Corner
Feb. 22 – Innsbruck, Austria – Livestage
Feb. 23 – Dornbirn, Austria – Schlachthaus
Feb. 24 – Lunen, Germany – Swordbrothers Festival
Feb. 25 – Genk, Belgium – Flashback
Feb. 27 – Barcelona, Spain – Rocksound
Feb. 28 – Zaragoza, Spain – Sala Lopez
Mar. 1 – Madrid, Spain – Sala Live
Mar. 2 – Ljungby, Sweden – Turbofest
Mar. 3 – Niederjossa, Germany – Full Metal Fest
Mar. 6 – Goppingen, Germany – Zille
Mar. 7 – Leiden, Netherlands – De Noble
Mar. 8 – Marburg, Germany – Knubbel
Mar. 9 – Weiher, Germany – Live Music Hall
Mar. 10 – Hamburg, Germany – Hell Over Hammaburg Festival

Links:

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/visigothofficial

Check out  the new song ”Outlive Them All”  here, enjoy it:

The Hypothesis releases new lyric video and the song ”Illusion”!

Following on from their acclaimed debut Origin”, Finnish melodic death metal quintet The Hypothesis today release their first new music since summer 2016. “With ‘Illusion Now”, The Hypothesis comes with a darker and heavier grip with a beautiful and melancholic chorus.

Statement of the Guitarist Jusso Turkki about the song:

”The song itself tells about going to a place so dark, that you want to give up on everything and just let go,” 

The Hypothesis is a modern melodic death metal act formed during the deadly cold winter of 2009 in Kouvola, Finland. Nowadays based in Helsinki the band swears in the name of heaviness, groove & catchy melodies, still not forgetting technicality and crunchy riffs. The Hypothesis main man Juuso Turkki came up with the band’s name wanting to create an individual state of imagination.

In the year 2009, The Hypothesis recorded an EP carrying the name Nightshade”. In January 2011 this was followed by 2 songs ”Weak Story” and ”Shades To Escape’‘. The Hypothesis had their first line-up changes when a drummer called Rolf Pilve (from Stratovarius) joined the band. With Rolf band recorded their third song, ”Scarface”.

Among successful releases, The Hypothesis has conquered many famous festival-stages in Finland such as Nummirock and Qstock. The band qualified as a winner from Finland’s Wacken Metal Battle qualifiers in the Qstock festival. The Hypothesis has also shared stages with melodic death & doom giants like Swallow The Sun, Scar Symmetry, Wolfheart & Before The Dawn.

In the fall of 2012 The Hypothesis started fresh with entirely new line-up and locked themselves in the middle of a dark forest in Viitasaari to record their debut-album, Origin. After almost four-year-silence The Hypothesis recruited the last new members from Finnish metal scene whom have contributed in bands like Naildown, Paradise Lost, Dimebad Beyond Forever, Dead Shape Figure, Codeon etc. and the band released their debut via Inverse Records to critical acclaim. 2016 also saw the band releasing their first music video for ”Eye For An Eye” before embarking on a solid touring schedule with the likes of Wolfheart & Swallow The Sun.

Check out the lyric video for the song ”Illusion” here, enjoy it:

Links:

Facebook:www.facebook.com/thehypothesisband
Website of the label:www.inverse.fi

Abbath announce Eastern European and Russian shows!

Abbath are announcing a string of dates in April that will lead the Norwegian stalwarts to Eastern Europe and Russia.

A list of all currently confirmed shows including festival performances in 2018 can be viewed below.

ABBATH flyer With Full Force 2018

Abbath European tour:
08 Apr 18 Tallinn (EE) Tapper
09 Apr 18 Riga (LV) Melna Piektdiena
10 Apr 18 Saint Petersburg (RU) Opera
11 Apr 18 Moscow (RU) Arbat Hall
12 Apr 18 Ekaterinburg (RU) Teleclub
13 Apr 18 Samara (RU) Zvezda
14 Apr 18 Krasnodar (RU) Arena
15 Apr 18 Yaroslavl (RU) Dzhao Da
16 Apr 18 Warsaw (PL) Progresja
17 Apr 18 Kiev (UA) Atlas

Abbath Festivals:
12 May 18 Wien (AT) Vienna Metal Meeting
13 May 18 London (UK) Incineration Festival
19 May 18 Kuurne (BE) Throne Fest
14 Jun 18 Petropolis (DE) With Full Force Festival
21 Jun 18 Halden (NO) Tons of Rock
22 Jul 18 Colony (IT) Colony Open Air
10 Aug 18 Vilena (ES) Leyendas Del Rock

ABBATH band picture

Abbath are touring in support of their chart-storming eponymous debut album. Artwork and track-list of ‘Abbath‘ can be viewed below.

When Abbath announced that he had left Immortal, it sent massive shockwaves through the metal scene. The iconic frontman had long become the “face” of the Norwegian black scene, his image synonymous with this style.

Now the Norwegian giant returns with his new band  Abbath and a crushing debut album of the same name. The opening triplet “To War”, “Winter Bane”, and “Ashes of the Damned”unleash all the fury of a Nordic blizzard at full force. Yet the following “Ocean of Wounds” proves that his new band is equally at home in writing anthemic mid-tempo hymns.

Abbath‘s characteristic riffing shines clearly through it all: heavy, harsh, and yet catchy and melodic with a touch of epic Bathory, Motorhead, and even Kiss.

At the same time, there is no danger of repeating the formula of Immortal or the mastermind’s other project under the moniker I, which was shared with King. The bass player from Bergen has again joined Abbath and brought his impressive song-writing skills to the battlefield.

Gorgoroth, God Seed, and Ov Hell bear witness to King’s exceptional talent as a composer, while contributions to Audrey Horne and Sahg demonstrate his wide stylistic range. The final keystone to Abbath lies in the outstanding drumming delivered by the mysterious Creature. The trio has already proved its worth as a live entity at several headlining festival shows as well, where Abbath were joined by an additional guitarist. ‘Abbath‘ impresses from start to finish. This is exactly the album that all fans of this particular Bergen brand of black metal have been hoping for. Hold on tight or get blown away. Abbath are here now and ready to conquer the world!

ABBATH album cover

Tracklist:

01. To War!
02. Winterbane
03. Ashes of the Damned
04. Ocean of Wounds
05. Count the Dead
06. Fenrir Hunts
07. Root of the Mountain
08. Endless
09. Nebular Ravens Winter [bonus]

Line-up:
Abbath: guitar & vocals
King: bass
Creature: drums

Bookingluc@doomstarbookings.com

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Formats:
Limited CD Box with extras
Digipak CD
Gatefold 12″ vinyl in various colors
Cassette

Links:

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Webisite:www.abbath.net

Booking: luc@doomstarbookings.com

Shop: http://smarturl.it/AbbathAlbumSho

 

Cynic release stunning new song called ”Humanoid”!

Cynic have released a digital single titled “Humanoid”. This song marks the first new music from the progressive pioneers since the Americans’ 2014 full-length, ”Kindly Bent To Free Us”.

 

Frontman Paul Masvidal stated this about the song:

” ”Humanoid” is a portrait of contrasts, like those between struggle and stillness, or the immediate against the limitless. Our Stargate is planet Earth consciousness, the transmitter. We, sentient creatures of light, are alive now — on a sphere, floating in a galaxy fixed amidst the infinite. It’s quite miraculous to be aware of this, and it invokes a sense of urgency and empowerment that is unlike anything else.”

“Humanoid” was recorded by Paul Masvidal and longtime Cynic bassist Sean Malone. The song also and marks the debut of the band’s new drummer, Matt Lynch, who brings a renewed sense of energy to ‘Cynic’s rhythm section.

CYNIC picture current line-up

For the mixing of “Humanoid”,  Cynic partnered with renowned engineer Adam “Nolly” Getgood. Sean Malone comments: “Nolly’s approach is equal parts expertise and intuition. Working with him was quick, clear, but most of all, musical.”

The artwork for “Humanoid” features a detail from the painting “Ayahuasca Dream” by Robert VenosaCynic‘s longtime collaborator and celebrated an artist who sadly passed away in 2011.

On further news, Sweden’s award-winning Strandberg* Guitars are announcing a new Paul Masvidal signature instrument today, the “Masvidalien Cosmo”, which can be viewed at the picture below.

Paul Masvidal by Darrin Noble

Paul Masvidal stated this about  the Strandberg Masvidalien Cosmo custom guitar:
“Strandberg breaks new ground yet again. Kabir, the 15th-century Indian mystic poet said ‘Wherever you are is the entry point’, and the Masvidalien Cosmo captures this spirit as an instrument.
When I first started conversations with Ola about the guitar, words such as ‘effortless’, ‘ease’, ‘elegance’, and ‘versatility’ came to mind. Not only was this captured with the instrument, but it was also taken further. The finished product managed to strike a rare alchemy, where everything from the way it sounds, feels, and appears fell seamlessly into place: the guitar both expresses and is itself an expression.”
Strandberg is in a league of its own, holding the greatness of progressive design at its heart. Ola’s work benefits the present by not being bound to it. It’s truly an honor to be working with a visionary company like Strandberg.”

 

Current line-up:
Paul Masvidal: vocals, guitars, keyboards
Sean Malone: bass, stick
Matt Lynch: drums

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Official biographyhttp://cyniconline.com/band.html

Links:

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Website:http://Cyniconline.com
Instagram:www.instagram.com/cynic_official

Twitter:http://Twitter.com/Cyniconline

Check out the song “Humanoid” here, enjoy it:

The official schedule for the Belgrade Metal Meeting fest 2018 has been announced, Serbian metal masters Infest and Bombarder will perform on the festival as well and check out the official announcement of the Guitarist Sami Yli-Sirniö from Kreator for the festival and the fans!

The first Belgrade Metal Meeting festival will be held on January 19, 2018, in the Hall of Sports in New Belgrade, organized by the MH Concerts and Serbian Hellbangers, one of the bands will be German almighty thrash metal band Kreator, Polish death/thrash kings Vader, French metal band Dagoba and Slovenian metal band Noctiferia, Polish technical death metal band Decapitated will not play because of their scandalous incident of raping a fan in their bus and they were in court for that, and they are no information if they will perform at this festival.

Serbian metal bands Infest and Bombarder will also perform on the festival.

The organizers stated this about the festival and the future of it:

”The Belgrade Metal Meeting is about to become a traditional festival, and on this occasion, we invite fans of fierce sound to support our story and come on January 19 to metal dust”.

Tickets were on sale on September 4th at the price of 2,600 dinars ,up to October 1, the tickets will cost 3,400 dinars in the official pre-sale, 3700 dinars for the fan pit, and at the concert day 4,000 dinars. Sales locations for the tickets are Felix bar in Belgrade and Mungos in Novi Sad as well as the Eventim network.

”Belgrade Metal Meeting” official schedule:
16:00 – entrance
16:30 – Infest
17:15 – Bombarder
18:00 – Dagoba
18:45 – Noctiferia
19:45 – Vader
21:00 – Creator

Check out until the festival some Serbian brutal metal power the music video of Infest for the song ”Of Everlasting Hate” and Bombarder song ”Okot iz Pakla”:

Check out the official announcement of the Guitarist Sami Yli-Sirniö of the Kreator for the festival and a message for the fans:

For more information, follow the official Facebook event HERE.

 

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals release brutal third new song called “Delinquent”!

 Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals are premiering the third crushing song taken from the legendary singer’s sophomore album with his personal band, ”Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue”. The full-length will be out on January 26th, 2018.

Phil Anselmo stated this about the song  “Delinquent”:

“It’s old school-meets-ugly-school. Good shit.”

PHILIP H. ANSELMP & THE ILLEGALS album cover

Tracklist:
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.

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

Links:

Facebook:www.facebook.com/Philipillegals

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

Check out the song “Delinquent” here, enjoy it:

Warbringer announce Special “Waking Into Nightmares” shows in April!

2017 was a great year for Warbringer. Many felt the band released their ultimate work with Woe to the Vanquished” and the group proceeded to tour the US and Europe several times on the back of it alongside bands like Dark Tranquillity, Destruction, Death Angel, Havok, Darkest Hour, Suicidal Angels and Exmortus.
2018 will produce its own set of historic moments as explains Warbringer singer John Kevill: 
This year we will be writing new material, but that doesn’t mean the live war machine will stop rolling… in addition to our Japanese “Thrash Domination” festivals with Testament and Exodus, we are pleased to announce a small run of West Coast shows in April of 2018. Since we have been playing Woe to the Vanquished in its entirety this last year, to great response, we decided we liked the full album format live. It is really cool being able to deliver the whole of a record, front to back, in a live setting, and so on these limited April dates, we will be doing that with a fan favorite from our back catalog… Waking into Nightmares.”
Released in 2009, Waking Into Nightmares” was produced by Exodus guitarist Gary Holt and engineered by Zack Ohren (Immolation, Cattle Decapitation, Suffocation) and showcased a more mature Warbringer who not only displayed their continued traditional thrash metal assault but peppered it with more dark and heavy death metal influences. The album was recognized for the band branching out into their own unique and continued evolution of thrash, as well as for the addition of the late Nic Ritter on drums who brought a more technical and progressive style of playing, that continues to date with the current rhythmic work of drummer Carlos Cruz.
“We will play the full record live as both a treat for fans as well as a tribute to Nic Ritter, who passed away in 2017. That record pushed the boundaries forward for Warbringer and we look forward to punishing everyone with it live this coming April. See you in the pit.”
Waking Into Nightmares Shows:
4/27: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
4/28: Santa Ana, CA @ Malone’s
4/29: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
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Visigoth launches video for ”Warrior Queen”, online!

On February 9th, Salt Lake City’s traditional metal champions Visigoth will release their sophomore album, ”Conqueror’s Oath”, via Metal Blade Records. Today, the band unleash a new video on the world for the lead single “Warrior Queen.” The video was directed by Brock Gorssl (vortexvideos.com) and can be seen now at metalblade.com/visigoth.

The record is there ready to pre-order and available in the following formats:

–CD
–180g black vinyl
–silver vinyl (limited to 400 copies – USA exclusive)
–clear with white/blue smokey swirl vinyl (limited to 300 copies – USA exclusive)
–opaque blue vinyl (limited to 300 copies – USA exclusive)
–cool grey marble vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–white/blue splattered vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–sky-blue marble vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–purple red marble vinyl (limited to 100 copies – EU exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Standing in staunch opposition to any presumptuous notion of “reinventing the wheel” or “redefining the genre”, Visigoth instead dedicates themselves to worshipping at the ageless altars of heavy metal with a singular focus on writing music inspired by their favorite records. Whether whipped into a frenzy ignited by classic USPM or NWOBHM anthems, or pensively meditating on traditional epic heavy metal or weighty doom-inspired moments, these Salt City hessians wear their influences proudly on their sleeves. With their new 2018 long-player ‘Conqueror’s Oath‘, Visigoth stays true to the title and conquers the sophomore slump blues with 8 iron-forged anthems of pure metal magick guaranteed to satiate the hunger of the rock’n’roll hordes! Returning to the depths of the Boar’s Nest in their hometown of Salt Lake City to record once again with engineer extraordinaire Andy Patterson (SubrosaDeathblow,Dreadnought, et al), ”Conqueror’s Oath was hammerforged in a whirlwind month of mayhem and mastered by Dave Otero of Flatline Audio (Satan’s HostNightbringerKhemmis, et al). Immortalized by breathtaking cover art created by none other than underground album art legend Kris Verwimp (whose work has graced records by AbsuBewitchedDesasterHorna,MoonsorrowSkullviewArkona, and many, many more) in proper swords-and-sorcery fashion,Conqueror’s Oath” stands tall on the field of battle, serving as a gauntleted fist in the face of non-believers. Prepare for the onslaught of Salt City Steel!

Tracklist:
1. Steel and Silver
2. Warrior Queen
3. Outlive Them All
4. Hammerforged
5. Traitor’s Gate
6. Salt City
7. Blades in the Night
8. The Conqueror’s Oath

Visigoth European tour:
Feb. 17 – Wurzburg, Germany – Metal Assault Festival
Feb. 18 – Oldenburg, Germany – MTS Records Store
Feb. 19 – Berlin, Germany – Cortina
Feb. 20 – Leipzig, Germany – Four Rooms
Feb. 21 – Wien, Austria – Escape Metal Corner
Feb. 22 – Innsbruck, Austria – Livestage
Feb. 23 – Dornbirn, Austria – Schlachthaus
Feb. 24 – Lunen, Germany – Swordbrothers Festival
Feb. 25 – Genk, Belgium – Flashback
Feb. 27 – Barcelona, Spain – Rocksound
Feb. 28 – Zaragoza, Spain – Sala Lopez
Mar. 1 – Madrid, Spain – Sala Live
Mar. 2 – Ljungby, Sweden – Turbofest
Mar. 3 – Niederjossa, Germany – Full Metal Fest
Mar. 6 – Goppingen, Germany – Zille
Mar. 7 – Leiden, Netherlands – De Noble
Mar. 8 – Marburg, Germany – Knubbel
Mar. 9 – Weiher, Germany – Live Music Hall
Mar. 10 – Hamburg, Germany – Hell Over Hammaburg Festival

Links:

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/visigothofficial

Check out the music video for the ”Warrior Queen” here, enjoy it: