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

Shophttp://smarturl.it/CynicShop

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

Links:

Facebook:www.facebook.com/CynicPaulMasvidal
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.

 

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
Links:

Deströyer 666 unleashed the new track ”Call Of The Wild” and reveal details of forthcoming new EP!

Deströyer 666 will release a crushing new EP on February 23rd, 2018. ”Call of the Wild” contains three brand new songs and a fresh take on their classic and live-favorite, “Trialed by Fire”.

Tracklist:
1. Violence Is Golden (4:30)
2. Stone by Stone (3:37)
3. Call of the Wild (4:46)
4. Trialed by Fire (7:02)
Total: 19:55

DESTRÖYER 666 picture KK

Photo-credit: Ester Segarra

 Deströyer 666 continue to do what they are best at kicking ass and hammering out heavy metal that is slamming straight into the face. No compromise, no sell out, no bullshit!

The Australians fill the gap between albums with the hard-hitting EP, ”Call of the Wild” that comes with a distinct taste of an unrepentantly classic flavor.

Deströyer 666 don’t do whiny nostalgia but simply stick to their old school roots, which are reaching straight down into the golden age of metal while allowing themselves to sound fresh and remain relevant.

The band originally started out as a solo project of Bestial  Warlust guitarist KK in Australia in 1994. As early as with debut album ”Unchain the Wolves” (1997)  fast-tracked towards international acclaim.

The even stronger second full-length, ”Phoenix Rising” (2000) had the Australians relocating to Europe to be able to satisfy the soaring demand for touring and festival shows. After a round of line-up changes, third full length ”Cold Steel… For an Iron Age” (2002) cemented the band’s excellent reputation.

After a hiatus caused among other issues by disenchantment with the business,  Deströyer 666 returned with ”Defiance” in 2009 and followed up on this success with the rough and gritty ”Wildfire” seven years later that saw them touring and performing at all the relevant metal festivals worldwide on a regular basis again.

”Call of the Wild” comes with three fresh tracks and the revisited classic, “Trialed by Fire”, which was first published on ”Terror Abraxas” (2003). Now come and get yours!

Cover art: Death Dealer

Line-up
KK: guitars, vocals
Ro: guitars, vocals
Felipe: bass
Perra: drums

Links:

Facebook:www.facebook.com/destroyer666page

Website:www.destroyer666.uk

Booking contact: D666Booking@gmail.com

Shop: https://shop.season-of-mist.com/list/destroyer-666-call-of-the-wild

Pre-sales: http://smarturl.it/DestroyerCallWild [currently inactive]

Check out the song new ”Call Of The Wild” here, enjoy it:

Accuser releases lyric video for second song ”Time for Silence”!

German Thrash legends Accu§er will release their new album ”The Mastery” January 26th via Metal Blade Records!

Statement of the band the new album:

2017 has been quite busy for us, as we wanted to come back with a bang and to present you a more than decent follow up to ‘The Forlorn Divide’. For us, ‘The Mastery’ is the essence of what Accu§er is all about. It definitely feels like the angry newborn child of ‘Who dominates Who’ and ‘Repent’. We just hope all you thrashers out there are going to enjoy this record as much as we do!

 

Afterwards, point your browser at metalblade.com/accuser to watch the video for the first single ‘Mission Missile’ – at the same location you can pre-order the album in the following formats:

–jewel case-CD
–180g black vinyl
–aubergine marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–black purple splattered vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–pastel pink/violet marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 160 copies)

 Tracklist:
01. Mission: Missile
02. The Real World
03. Solace in Sorrow
04. Time for Silence
05. My Skin
06. Catacombs
07. Mourning
08. Ruthless
09. Into the Black
10. The Mastery

Accu§er has been in a constant songwriting mode all over last year. Combined with the energy and spontaneity from several live shows the songs came together very quickly.

Together with longtime producer Martin Buchwalter they put together the record in the summer of 2017 at well-known Gernhart Studio (DestructionTankard and many more).

For the band ”The Mastery”, is some kind of missing link between the technical virtuosity of an album like ‘Who Dominates Who’ and the more basic, heavy approach of ‘Repent’. Best of both worlds so to say and not only for the band the best album since their comeback in 2008. ”The Mastery” contains all of the elements that define the Accu§er sound: heavy, chunky thrash riffs, aggressive vocals with a touch of melody – in addition to the high-class guitar solos by youngster Dennis Rybakowski. When it comes to the lyrical side of their songs, Accu§er still raises their voices to denounce social grievances.

Accu§er line-up:
Frank Thoms – vocals/guitars
Dennis Rybakowski – guitars
Frank Kimpel – bass
Olli Fechner – drums

Links:

Website:http://accuser.de
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Accuser2008

Check out the lyric video for ”Time for Silence” here, enjoy it:

Tom Angelripper splits up with Bernemann and Makka of Sodom!

The New Year has started with a bang for all Sodom fans.
Vocalist/Bassist Tom Angelripper has split up with guitarist Bernd “Bernemann” Kost and drummer Markus “Makka” Freiwald.
Statement of the Vocalist/bassist Tom about his slip up with the band:
“After much thought and reflection, I have decided on this difficult step to pave the way for new challenges,” Sodom has always lived off the commitment and passion of everybody involved. Makka was part of the band for almost eight years, Bernemann even for more than twenty. To obviate a possible routine setting in which would make it impossible to continue our creative work optimally, I would like to start all over again with fresh and hungry musicians. At the same time, I would like to say thank you to Bernemann and Makka for many successful years in which we performed fantastic shows and released a number of real metal manifestos.”I haven’t really made up my mind in this respect, I’m open to all options. I will now install the band’s new foundation pillars and look around for new musicians. One thing is already clear: Sodom will become even stronger!SPV also look forward to our future collaboration and can expect a totally motivated band.”
Regardless of this spectacular line-up change, all scheduled Sodom shows will take place from April 2018 as announced. Tom is set to introduce his new comrades-in-arms at the Full Metal Mountain.
Whether Sodom will continue to operate as a trio or perhaps become a quartet in future remains unclear.
Together with his new line-up, Tom wants to start working on the upcoming album to be released on Steamhammer/SPV as soon as possible.
Sodom Tour Dates 2018:
07.04. AT-Kärnten – Full Metal Mountain
21.-23.06. FI-Kauhajoki – Nummirock Festival
23.06. DK-Copenhagen – Copenhell
04.-07.07. DE-Ballenstedt – Rock Harz Open Air
14.07. SE-Gaevle – Gefle Metal Festival
18.08. AT-Graz – Metal On The Hill
25.08. DE-Cham – Mosh Club Open Air
31.08. DE-Hamburg – Weltturbojugendtage 2018
06.10. DE-Lichtenfels – Way Of Darkness Festival
Links:

Pokerface released new music video for the cover of the Arch Enemy’s song ”The World Is Yours”!

Russian death/thrashers Pokerface have released a music video to “The World Is Yours”, a Swedish melodic death legends Arch Enemy a cover song. The guest lead guitar was played by Lisaveta Schtoltz.

 My personal opinion about this cover is that is different in many ways, but the vocals of Alexandra Orlova is just amazing and brutal as hell, with the unique combination of the clean vocals, it’s not technically perfect as the original song, but it has that crazy insane thrash metal vibe and thrash metal influence, pure destruction, rage and anger, amazing cover and the vocals. 

Video production, post-production, and effects: Dmitry Morsus (Amorsus Studio)

Location: Sunlight studio, Moscow

Recording, mastering, and mixing: Konstantin Vihrev

Backline provided: by MetalStuff

About Pokerface:

The band was created in Moscow in 2013. Doctor (drums) and Dietrich (guitar) organized a group with an ironic name Pokerface. The band got over some changes of musicians, but it has never stopped to work intensively in the studio and on stage and finally had crystallized its unique style.

Pokerface shared the stage with such famous bands as Sodom, Onkel Tom, Sister Sin, Knorkator,  Sepultura, Overkill, Claustrophobia, Children of Bodom, Vader,  Megadeth, Kreator, Death DTA and Infected Rain.

 

Credits:

Lineup: LadyOwl – Vox, Xen Ritter – Guitars, Lisaveta Schtolz – Guitars (guest star), Ded Moroz – Bass, Roman Pankow – Drums

 Links:

https://www.facebook.com/pfacegroup

https://www.instagram.com/pokerfaceband_official/

http://pokerface.band/

Check out the cover song and music video for ”The World Is Yours” here, enjoy it:

Belgrade Metal Meeting for the first time in Serbia, Kreator, Vader, Dagoba and Noctiferia are going to perform on the festival!

For the first time in Serbia organizers  MH Concerts  and Serbian Hellbangers will organize Belgrade Metal Meeting 2018 festival at New Belgrade at Hala Sportova on 19th January, and 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.

 

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.

For more information, follow the official Facebook event HERE.

Until the festival check out some music videos and live videos of the bands here, enjoy it:

Kreator at Summer Breeze Festival 2017 here, enjoy it:

Vader Live ”The Zoo” full set here, enjoy it:

Check out the music video of Dagoba for ”Stone Ocean” here, enjoy it:

Check out the music of Noctiferia for ”Fond Of Lies” here, enjoy it:

Black metal madness and destruction in some true crushing style!

On November 6th Norwegian Black metal maniacs Gorgoroth demolish the hall of The Quarter at Novi Sad with Czech black metal band Sekhmet, Greek thrash metal band Amken and the second Norwegian legends of black metal Gehenna.

This show was something special full of energy, the sound was perfect, all four bands were technically perfect and the crowd enjoyed every minute of the show and of course, Gorgoroth showed their perfect balance with their crushing sound added with some touch of pure evil and darkness.

The first support act to play on the stage was Czech black metal band Sekhmet. What I like about this guys is how they’ve entertained the crowd all the time they had that pure destructive energy in their performance, on each songs the crowd reacted very good, the crowd was enjoying fully the concert. I can say this is one of the rare band’s that can present pure raw black metal music in such a devastating way, I love the part when the guy with a gas mask came to the stage it was incredible, so the band played their songs and went off the stage and the second support act can demonize the stage.

The second band to play was Greek thrash metal band Amken. These guys are pure old school underground thrash metal, they presented this genre of metal in the best possible way, the technical part was beyond amazing, they were so into it, that you can see their souls in the guitars. They greeted the crowd few times, they were there to kick some ass with some good metal music, well they were not in so good position, because mainly the crowd were black metal fans, but they enjoy it they saw their talent and their fierce kickass energy, which is great that one thrash metal band can stand side by side with other bands that are completely different genre of metal.  The crowd enjoyed the show, and it was time for the band to leave the stage, they were satisfied with the reactions of the crowd.

The third band to play was Norwegian black metal monsters Gehenna. This band are the pure masters of the black metal genre, technically they are the best band on the show, every sound and riff were so accurate and precise. The first song that they played was ”Adimirion Black” and of course the crowd went crazy when they started playing the first song and the madness went on through the whole show. The second song that they played was ”Devils Work”, the third one was ”Abbatoir”. the fourth was ”Angelmaker”, the crowd gets crazier and crazier as the time passes went’s on, the fifth song was ”Death To Them All” and the mayhem was present in the audience when they heard this song, the six was ”Nine Circles of Torture”. the seventh ”Werewolf”, the eight was ”Ad Arma”, the nine-song was ”Pallbearer”, the ten-song was ”New Blood” and the last song was ”Serene Faces”, the band blow up the stage they were amazing, but the negative side was that they left without a word, they just left the fans without thanking  for being there, as a black metal band this is not some unusual thing, it just my personal opinion about it. The time has come for the legends to take over the stage the main act

The Black metal legends Gorgoroth came to the stage, the ovations and euphoria were beyond amazing.

I can say about their show that is was brutal and great as hell itself, the vocalist Hoest  of the band Taake showed his impressive vocal skills and that he can have a fucking awesome time on the stage, he was possessed basically, the screams and the performance left the fans in the hypnotized state of mind, they truly enjoyed the show. The band played songs from their last album ”Instinctus Bestialis”, the crowd reacted good to the songs, but they were waiting for the older stuff from the band and they played it for them with some killing riffs and brutality in their eyes. They played some old songs that are very known to the crowd and they reacted every time like they were possessed by the sound with full darkness in their eyes, hypnotized in every way. The best reactions were to the song ”Destroyer” and it was one of their last song on the show, they were mosh pits, headbanging, and singing, it was magical. The time has come for the band to end the show and they did in the black metal style they gave the crowd the best they can.

This show was an amazing experience for all the fans of the genre. It was unique and a fucking good time. Black metal apocalypse dominated the club and Gorgoroth showed the way they are legends, Long live black metal and metal music.

Rating concert: 10/10

Live report: SAPRON


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Sanctuary and Former Nevermore singer Warrel Dane has died yesterday of the heart attack at the age of 48!

Guitarist Johnny Moraes stated this about Warrell Dane’s death and he was with the singer around midnight and told Brazil’s UOL:

“He died in the night. He was in the apartment where he stayed during the recording of the album when it happened. I gave him a cardiac massage and we called the Mobile Emergency Care Service (SAMU), who came very fast, but when they arrived, he was already dead.His health was already very weak because of his diabetes and his problems with alcoholism. He was already facing a lot of health problems.”

Sanctuary guitarist Lenny Rutledge stated this on the band’s Facebook page:

“Today I wake up to the news that Warrel Dane has died. I don’t even know what to say. My friend, brother and musical companion for over 30 years have passed away. I’m in total shock right now. I’m sorry for any close family or friends that had to hear the news on Facebook.”

Nevermore split up in 2011 when guitarist Jeff Loomis, now in the Arch Enemy, and drummer Van Williams departed the band because of the personal differences with Dane and bassist Jim Sheppard.

Here is the song dedicated to Warrell Dane and he is gone into the legends here, enjoy it: