Amon Amarth ”Surtur Rising” and ”Twilight of the Thunder God” LP re-issues now available for pre-order via Metal Blade Records!

LP re-issues are going to be released on December 8th! Amon Amarth has a long history with Metal Blade Records, that goes back to 1998 when they released their debut album, ”Once Sent From The Golden Hall”. That album, along with 1999’s ”The Avenger”, were the first two Amon Amarth records that received the Metal Blade “Originals”-treatment, followed by ”The Crusher”, ”Versus The World”, ”Fate Of Norns” and ”With Oden On Our Side”. Now it’s time for ”Surtur Rising” and ”Twilight of the Thunder God” to receive the same treatment!…

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Cripper released new music video for ”Mother”!

This Friday, September 15th, German metal commando Cripper will release their new album ”Follow Me: Kill!” worldwide via Metal Blade Records! The band has now launched the 3rd and final single taken from that album which is ”Mother”! ”Mother” is being premiered as a full production video. The band stated this about the new music video: “Choosing the 3rd single from “Follow Me: Kill!” was very easy for us. ”Mother”marks one of the album’s backbones but can also stand on its own. The song speaks its own distinct, gloomy and heavy language,…

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Ensiferum released new live studio video for ”Unettomaan Aikaan”!

On September 15th, Ensiferum will release their seventh full-length, ”Two Paths”, worldwide via Metal Blade Records. Produced by Anssi Kippo, the master was recorded on tape, for a true analog experience. To hear the previous singles, ”For Those About to Fight for Metal” and ”Way of the Warrior”, please visit: metalblade.com/ensiferum – where the record can be pre-ordered in the following formats: –Deluxe wooden box (limited to 2500 copies worldwide) –Limited edition Digibook CD+DVD –CD –180g black vinyl –turquoise blue-green vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies) –clear sky blue-marbled vinyl (EU…

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”For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records”, new book by Metal Blade Records!

NYC panel and signing with Brian Slagel, Don Jamieson, Richard Christy, Jim Florentine, Trevor Strnad announced for Sept. 19th! On August 29th, Metal Blade Records and BMG will release ‘For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records” written by label founder and CEO Brian Slagel with Mark Eglinton, and featuring a foreword by Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich. Celebrating the storied label’s 35th anniversary, ”For the Sake of Heaviness” is an inside look at how Slagel built Metal Blade from a one-man operation in his mom’s non-air-conditioned garage to the…

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Metal Blade Records to re-issue Riot albums ”Army of One” and ”Through the Storm” on Digi-CD and vinyl!

Bonus tracks included, also the new vinyl mastering! Over the past couple years Metal Blade Records has re-issued a whole bunch of Riot albums on Digi-CD and vinyl. On September 8th the next two titles will be added to the rich catalogue of this fabulous band. ”Army Of One” and ”Through The Storm” are two studio albums that can easily be described as melodic power metal gems! ”Army Of One” will be available on Digi-CD with two bonus tracks ”Road Racin” (live)’ and ”Still Alive (instrumental rough mix)” as well as on…

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Ensiferum released new music video for ‘Way Of The Warrior’!

On September 15th, Ensiferum will release their seventh full-length, ”Two Paths”, worldwide via Metal Blade Records. Produced by Anssi Kippo, the master was recorded on tape, for a true analog experience. Statment of the band about the song: “Hi folks! So here it is, our brand new video of the song ”Way Of The Warrior”. Like our music combines metal and folk elements so does this video. It was really great to be involved in the process more than we ever have been before and the result turned out to be fantastic!…

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OMEN: ‘Battle Cry’, ‘Warning of Danger’, ‘The Curse’ LP and CD Re-Issues Now Available Via Metal Blade Records!

MEN: ‘Battle Cry’, ‘Warning of Danger’, ‘The Curse’ LP and CD Re-Issues Now Available Via Metal Blade Records! Unsung heroes in the world of heavy metal, OMEN have been around for more than 30 years, and are still beholders of the flame, playing live and releasing albums to this day. Now, their first three albums – Battle Cry (1984), Warning Of Danger (1985), The Curse (1986) – are finally being re-issued for fans, and available as both digipak CDs (for the first time!) and LPs. The digipak CDs for Battle…

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