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DARK FUNERAL – unleash new song & video “Nail Them To The Cross”

17. December 2014

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In 2012, long-running Swedish black metal legends DARK FUNERAL signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records and now, after completing the search for a new frontman, unveil the first glimpse at their future blasphemies with their brand new song “Nail Them To The Cross”!

Check out the video here: http://youtu.be/plh22lTpnjY

German fans use this link: http://www.muzu.tv/dark-funeral/nail-them-to-the-cross-official-video-video/2340571/

“Nail Them To The Cross” was recorded at Dugout Studios in Uppsala/Sweden and was mixed and mastered by Daniel Bergstrand. The video clip was directed by Owe Lingvall.

A strictly limited 7” single including “Nail Them To The Cross” and another new song will be released in early 2015!

A new dawn rises and DARK FUNERAL open the gates to a new chapter of furious, intense and merciless black metal.

DARK FUNERAL live:

23.01.2015 Meh Suff! Winterfestival – Zürich CH

20.02.2015 Blastfest – Bergen, NO

15.05.2015 Steelfest – Hyvinkaa, FIN (Special TSOTBA set)

19.06.2015 Nummirock – Nummijarvi, FIN

04.07.2015 In Flammen Open Air – Torgau, DE

22.08.2015 Kaltenbach Open Air – Spital am Semmering, Austria

 

The Sonata Arctica E-book now available

8. December 2014

The Sonata Arctica book is now available in english e-book, buy and download:

The Book tells the story about Kemi’s most notable musical export.

With the voice of the band itself and the people close to them Sonata Arctica tells the story about the bands rise to international fame. It´s also a story about the luck the band had in the beginning and the lucky coincidences that rarely happen to bands.

In the book there’s also a complete discography and a lot of previously unreleased pictures spanning the bands whole career.

There will be also a short story The Key in the book by Tony Kakko himself.

As told by themselves and those close to them, SONATA ARCTICA is the story of an internationally successful rock band, its people and their success. It is a personal growth story of a group of musicians and an honest-to-God account of a career filled with amazing strokes of luck and grueling hard work; musical oddities and skyrocketing success; the story about a band’s metamorphosis from a group of green-horned oafs to seasoned professionals with an unbroken string of Gold Records under their belts.

This is a heart and soul account of a close-knit but turbulent fraternity with all of their joys and sorrows; about painful but unavoidable line-up changes; a tale of beating all the odds and about music as a calling often not quite as glamorous as hyped.

The book includes the debut short story by the singer of SONATA ARCTICA, Tony Kakko.

The Neal Morse Band will be hitting Europe in March 2015.

3. December 2014

On the “Alive Again” tour, fans can expect a wealth of new music from the band as well as some fresh deep cuts from the catalogue. The new album, The Grand Experiment, should be hitting the streets early February, 2015 although that is an estimated release date. Watch for the forthcoming video for the title track “Grand Experiment” to be released in January 2015.

Neal Morse Band Photo

05.03.2015 CH – Pratteln @ Z7
06.03.2015 NL – Zoetermeer @ De Boerderij
07.03.2015 UK – London @ Islington Assembly Hall
08.03.2015 BE – Verviers @ Spirit of 66
09.03.2015 FR – Paris @ Divan du Monde
11.03.2015 DE – Aschaffenburg @ Colos-Saal
12.03.2015 DE – Mannheim @ Alte Seilerei
13.03.2015 DE – Hamburg @ Markthalle
14.03.2015 DE – Bochum @ Matrix

Neal Morse Band Poster Grand Experiment Tour V4

Primordial @ Thessaloníki & Athens, Greece

1. December 2014

We are pleased to announce that PRIMORDIAL will be performing @ Greece on 13 -14.03.2015 !

Check the facebook event for more info!

 

PRIMORDIAL release official videoclip for ‘Babel’s Tower’!

24. November 2014

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After 3 sold out release shows last weekend, Irish Metallers PRIMORDIAL have just released their first professionally filmed and edited video clip in the history of the band. The clip is for the song “Babel’s Tower” and will be launched exclusively through the website of our friends at Metal Hammer!

Please surf over HERE at Metal Hammer to check out “Babel’s Tower“!

Comments the band: “It was really about time right? This far down the road that we made our first video eight albums in. So we trusted Gareth Averill and crew who also made our DVD a couple of years back. The traditional band jamming in a warehouse scenario was not something that entered our heads, we wanted something broad and cinematic, something visually striking and arresting. So we spent a couple of cold and windswept days standing on the side of a mountain in Ireland. Here you have it, and about time…

PRIMORDIAL have made quite an impact at the German press with their latest offering “Where Greater Men Have Fallen“! The album has won the soundchecks in all four major metal magazines, namely METAL HAMMER, ROCK HARD, DEAF FOREVER and LEGACY! This is the first time ever this is happening, congrats to PRIMORDIAL!

Here’s some quotes from the mentioned magazines:
When the the guitarists of these Irishmen play their profoundly melancholic, yet gladly non-clichéd Celtic riffs while singer Alan Averill’s voice is dripping with pathos, it’s goosebumps galore. And since WHERE GREATER MEN HAVE FALLEN is once more an album that works out well, the result cannot be less than six points!” (Robert Müller, Metal Hammer magazine Germany)

Sublime and tasteful: PRIMORDIAL celebrate on ‘Where Greater Men Have Fallen’ dark, sinister hymns to die for!” (Boris Kaiser, Rock Hard magazine Germany)

brutally heavy, yet dramatic and sophisticated – the album of the year!” (Götz Kühnemund, Deaf Forever magazine Germany)

an album hard to beat in authenticity, emotionality, in heaviness and atmosphere!” (Diana Glöckner, Legacy magazine Germany)

Listen to “Come The Flood” at THIS LOCATION!

Make also sure to surf over to metalblade.com/primordial to check out the lyric video to the title track “Where Greater Men Have Fallen” and to order your copy of the album which is available as a limited CD+DVD Digibook as well as jewelcase-CD and on different vinyl formats and colours. There is also a limited deluxe edition wooden boxset including the CD+DVD Digibook, an exclusive 7″, a leather wristband, a poster and a certificate of authenticity. This boxset is only on sale via the landing page, our ebay store at http://stores.ebay.de/METAL-BLADE-RECORDS-EUROPE-Shop and at the PRIMORDIAL release show in Dublin!

An eight track, fifty-eight minute magnum opus, “Where Greater Men Have Fallen” was recorded at Grouse Lodge in Dublin with Jaime Gomez (Cathedral, Angelwitch, Grave Miasma) and delivers some of the band’s deepest, most methodically arranged, thematically profound and plainly gripping compositions of their winding catalog of sonic enormity.

Where Greater Men Have Fallen” track listing:
1 Where Greater Men Have Fallen
2 Babel’s Tower
3 Come The Flood
4 The Seed Of Tyrants
5 Ghosts Of The Charnel House
6 The Alchemist’s Head
7 Born To Night
8 Wield Lightning To Split The Sun

Redemption Festival
PRIMORDIAL
+ NECROS CHRISTOS
+ DEAD CONGREGATION
+ MALTHUSIAN
28/11/14 IE – Dublin – The Academy

PRIMORDIAL:
12/12/14 NL – Eindhoven – Metal Meeting
24/01/15 BE – Brussels – Magasin4
19/02/15 NO – Bergen – Blastfest 2015
21/02/15 RU – Moscow – Volta Club
04/04/15 DE – Münster – Radau gegen HIV
05/04/15 DE – München – Dark Easter Metal Meeting
13-14/06/15 RO – Bucharest – Metalhead Meeting 2015
19-21/06/15 BE – Dessel – Graspop Metal MEeting
17/07/15 DE – Balingen – Bang Your Head!!!

http://www.primordialweb.com
https://www.facebook.com/primordialofficial

Metal Bash announces line-up for 2015

24. November 2014

We are pleased to announce that MOTORJESUS and CRIPPER will be performing at METAL BASH 2015!

Check out the flyer and don’t miss this show in Wulmstorf, Germany in May!

Metal Bash 2015

2 Months for 70,000 Tons of Metal

22. November 2014

In exactly 2 months you will be on board @70000tons OF METAL 2015, sailing with 60 Metal Bands and 2999 other Metalheads from around the World on a 154,000ton Cruise Ship to ‪#‎JAMAICA‬!

Do you have your cabin booked yet? Don’t miss your chance… book NOW at www.70000tons.com!

2 Months to ‪#‎70000TONS‬ OF METAL 2015, Round 5 of The Original! The World’s Biggest Heavy ‪#‎MetalCruise‬!

 

CRIPPER launches fourth and last webisode for new album ‘Hyena’!

12. November 2014

CRIPPER has just launched the fourth studio video for their new album “Hyëna” to be released the 21st of November, 2014!

Please surf over to www.metalblade.com/cripper to check it out and see Britta work on her vocal recordings. At the same location you can stream the third webisode as well as the new song “Tourniquet” and make sure to pre-order your copy of the album. “Hyëna” will be available as a limited CD+DVD Digipak as well as on vinyl in different colours. The bonus-DVD features the entire 45-minute show CRIPPER played at the Metaldays Open Air 2014 plus all the bands video clips and studio footage with a total running time of approximately 90 minutes.

Point your browser HERE to check out the first two studio episodes.

Surf over HERE to our friends at Rock Hard to check out the 2nd single 7″!

Ronny Bittner from Rock Hard magazine about “Hyëna“: “Stylistically, the Hanoverans deliver just the right mixture between old school and modern Thrash!

Comments Jakob Kranz from Deaf Forever magazine: “The songs are more beefy, aggressive, precise and diverse than on ‚Antagonist’ and leave no doubt as to CRIPPER thoroughly having done their homework when it came to their new label debut!

Metal Hammer’s Kai Leichtlein: “The fourth longplayer of Cripper has become a consistently good, ferocious and aggressive album!

Nadine Schmidt from metal.de about the new album: “CRIPPER deliver great songs, plain and simple, as a result of their skill and experience!

CRIPPER convince with their enthralling mix of old-school and modern Thrash Metal. Served with technical refinement and a lot of groove, they kick ass while being varied and distinct. Since their founding in 2005, the guys and gal from Hanover, Germany left their marks as being a rousing live band, carrying the audience with dashing songs and sweaty shows. On tours with Overkill and Onslaught, CRIPPER spread their virus throughout Europe. Once a big festival got infected, they gladly book the band repeatedly – therefore CRIPPER played several times on festivals like Summer Breeze, Metalcamp/Metaldays, Wacken Rocks, Rockharz, Eindhoven Metal Meeting and the 70.000 Tons Of Metal Cruise.

With “HyënaCRIPPER release their 4th studio album. The 11 tracks form a very homogeneous album, but still CRIPPER manage to give each song a very unique flavor – 11 personalities where CRIPPER‘s distinctive style is showing through in every riff and every note. Overall heavier and with a different, more transparent sound concept, “Hyëna” is ready to boost CRIPPER into the ears of the metal community around the globe. The album is only the appetizer, CRIPPER are looking forward to presenting the new stuff live! Watch out!

CRIPPER is:
Britta Görtz – vocals
Christian Bröhenhorst – guitars
Jonathan Stenger – guitars
Gerrit Mohrmann – bass
Dennis Weber – drums

Hyëna” track listing:
1. Hyena
2. Tourniquet
3. Bloodshot Monkey Eye
4. A Dime For The Establishment
5. 7″
6. Animated Flesh
7. The Origin
8. Patterns In The Sky
9. The Jackhammer
10. Patronized
11. Pure

http://www.cripper.de
http://www.facebook.com/cripper.thrash
http://twitter.com/cripperthrash
http://www.youtube.com/cripperthrash

PRIMORDIAL wins all four magazine soundchecks in Germany!

11. November 2014

Where Greater Men Have Fallen” to be released in less than two weeks!

Irish Metallers PRIMORDIAL have made quite an impact at the German press with their latest offering “Where Greater Men Have Fallen“! The album has won the soundchecks in all four major metal magazines, namely METAL HAMMER, ROCK HARD, DEAF FOREVER and LEGACY! This is the first time ever this is happening, congrats to PRIMORDIAL!

Comments singer A.A. Nemtheanga: “When u make an album you try and step outside of the rehearsal and studio world and see if you still have the hunger and the energy. You take nothing for granted and we certainly don’t so we are humbled by the critical reaction so far. Four #1s was not what we expected but we accept it graciously and hope the fans feel the same. See you on the field of battle. Vae victis!

Here’s some quotes from the mentioned magazines: “When the the guitarists of these Irishmen play their profoundly melancholic, yet gladly non-clichéd Celtic riffs while singer Alan Averill’s voice is dripping with pathos, it’s goosebumps galore. And since WHERE GREATER MEN HAVE FALLEN is once more an album that works out well, the result cannot be less than six points!(Robert Müller, Metal Hammer magazine Germany)

Sublime and tasteful: PRIMORDIAL celebrate on ‘Where Greater Men Have Fallen’ dark, sinister hymns to die for!(Boris Kaiser, Rock Hard magazine Germany)

brutally heavy, yet dramatic and sophisticated – the album of the year!(Götz Kühnemund, Deaf Forever magazine Germany)

an album hard to beat in authenticity, emotionality, in heaviness and atmosphere!(Diana Glöckner, Legacy magazine Germany)

Listen to the new song “Come The Flood” at THIS LOCATION!

Make also sure to surf over to metalblade.com/primordial to check out the lyric video to the title track “Where Greater Men Have Fallen” and to pre-order your copy of the album which will be available as a limited CD+DVD Digibook as well as jewelcase-CD and on different vinyl formats and colours. There will be a limited deluxe edition wooden boxset including the CD+DVD Digibook, an exclusive 7″, a leather wristband, a poster and a certificate of authenticity. This boxset will only be on sale via the landing page, our ebay store HERE and at the four PRIMORDIAL release shows in Hamburg, Essen (sold out), Berlin and Dublin!

An eight track, fifty-eight minute magnum opus, “Where Greater Men Have Fallen” was recorded at Grouse Lodge in Dublin with Jaime Gomez (Cathedral, Angelwitch, Grave Miasma) and delivers some of the band’s deepest, most methodically arranged, thematically profound and plainly gripping compositions of their winding catalog of sonic enormity.

PRIMORDIAL
+ PORTRAIT
+ BÖLZER
20/11/14 DE – Hamburg – Knust
21/11/14 DE – Essen – Turock (sold out!)
22/11/14 DE – Berlin – Brutz & Brakel Stromgitarrenfest

Redemption Festival
PRIMORDIAL
+ NECROS CHRISTOS
+ DEAD CONGREGATION
+ MALTHUSIAN
28/11/14 IE – Dublin – The Academy

other PRIMORDIAL shows:
12/12/14 NL – Eindhoven – Metal Meeting
24/01/15 BE – Brussels – Magasin4
19/02/15 NO – Bergen – Blastfest 2015
21/02/15 RU – Moscow – Volta Club
05/04/15 DE – München – Dark Easter Metal Meeting
13-14/06/15 RO – Bucharest – Metalhead Meeting 2015
17/07/15 DE – Balingen – Bang Your Head!!!

Where Greater Men Have Fallen” track listing:
1. Where Greater Men Have Fallen
2. Babel’s Tower
3. Come The Flood
4. The Seed Of Tyrants
5. Ghosts Of The Charnel House
6. The Alchemist’s Head
7. Born To Night
8. Wield Lightning To Split The Sun

PRIMORDIAL is:
A.A. Nemtheanga – Vocals
Ciaran MacUiliam – Guitar
Michael O’Floinn – Guitar
Paul MacAmlaigh – Bass
Simon O’Laoghaire – Drums

DARK FUNERAL at IN FLAMMEN Open Air 2015

22. October 2014

We are pleased to announce that DARK FUNERAL will be performing at IN FLAMMEN Open Air 2015!

Check out the flyer and don’t miss this show in Torgau, Germany in July

IN FLAMMEN OA Flyer 2015

XANDRIA will join the ORPHANED LAND tourpackage in Gera on November 1st

14. October 2014

Cool news for the people in and around Gera, Germany:

XANDRIA will join the ORPHANED LAND tourpackage on November 1st.

You will get another high quality band without any extra costs.

Enjoy – tickets here:

mabooltourxandria

 

Announcement: Venue Change – THE SIRENS 16.10.2014 UK – London

10. October 2014

Important notice to all guests for THE SIRENS show next Thursday 16.10.2014 in London. 

The show will be moved from “Proud” to:

“The Garage”, (20-22 Highbury Crescent, London N5 1RD, United Kingdom).

Thursday 16th October 2014,

7:30 pm | 11:00 pm curfew

Tickets: £16 Adv

*All original tickets are still valid

Link to the event

Please share this information with anyone you know planning on coming to the show.

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