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

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Thy Antichrist is an existentialist black metal band showcasing extreme elements that’s been making tidal waves in the underground metal community since 1998 and has been building an important fan base around the world.
In 2016, these US based Black Metallers found a home with the reputable Extreme Management Group, as well as joined the roster of 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 Records! Napalm 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“!
The band comments on the new 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!”
The band has created a teaser for the new album streaming in the video below.
Wrath Of The Beast” Track Listing:
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!

Phillip H. Anselmo and The Illegals Premiere “The Ignorant Point”

Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue is the anticipated new full-length from PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS.  Relays ANSELMO of the crushing tune, “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.”

Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue will see release on CD, vinyl, and digital formats in North America via Housecore Records. The record is being licensed in Europe by Season Of Mist. Physical preorder bundles are currently available via the Housecore Store.

PHILIP H. ANSELMO hasn’t just paved his own path; he’s bulldozed it with his bare hands. His primal, powerful presence led Pantera to Grammy Award nominations, sales of 20 million albums worldwide, legions of diehard fans, and an indisputable heavy metal legacy. Simultaneously, Down carved out a distinct niche with a gold-selling debut and three more critically acclaimed releases. Superjoint made a triumphant return in 2016 and in the midst of everything, ANSELMO joined Scour alongside members of Pig Destroyer and Cattle Decapitation and teamed up with horror icon Bill Moseley for the Bill & Phil project. However, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS speaks to a certain need for him.
Instead of treading the same ground, ANSELMO and his bandmates in THE ILLEGALS, open up another doorway altogether with their 2018 sophomore release, Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue, available through the vocalist’s own Housecore Records. It’s extreme, abrasive, aggressive, and anthemic. In other words, it’s purely ANSELMO.
Following up 2013’s Walk Through Exits Only, this new body of work hinges on no holds-barred lyrical misanthropy and insurgent instrumental intricacy as it sharpens any and all edges to guillotine precision. “It ain’t pretty,” ANSELMO exclaims. “It’s more straightforward and cohesive to a degree, but it still goes off the rails here and there. We went through it song after song cut and fucking dry. I was in a specific mindset. I wanted to further my endeavors into a genre of music that I adore. As all ten songs blow by, I wanted an unforgiving feel. This is what was on my mind. It’s a recorded capsule of time.”
Following a successful maiden touring cycle for THE ILLEGALS, the frontman hunkered down at his home studio in Louisiana to record what would become Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue in 2014 and 2015. The lineup shifted as Stephen Taylor (Superjoint) transitioned from bass to guitar, Mike DeLeon (Flesh Horder, Being Killed, ex-MOD et al) joined as a guitarist, and Walter Howard (Grieved, Oppressive Force) took over bass duties. Meanwhile, Jose Manuel “Blue” Gonzalez (Superjoint, Warbeast) held down the drums. Through rigorous rehearsals and writing sessions, a framework for the new music took shape as ANSELMO wholeheartedly welcomed the ideas of his cohorts.
“Their creative input is fucking fantastic,” beams ANSELMO. “This is something that was very different from the first record where I was very staunch. I wanted it to be ugly. I was very firm that I was writing every fucking note. The thought was, ‘This is my contribution to ugly music right this second in a heavy metal vein.’ That was great at the time. Walk Through Exits Only made its own little statement that I am a free agent and I belong to no single band. This time, I worked closely with everyone. We tried different ideas together. It made the spirit of this thing come alive even more because of the enthusiasm these guys bring. It enhanced the integrity of the project.”
“Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue is going to get hated. It’s going to get loved. Like every record I’ve ever done, I put zero expectations upon my peers, critics, or the general fucking public,” he continues. “If you take one thing away from it, let it be this: Do not bog yourself down to one brand, character, or whatever. Have the guts to spread your wings and fucking flourish. I can promise you this is a beginning. As my music trickles out over the next two years, it’s going to be quite the roller coaster ride. This new ILLEGALS is just the tip of the whole fucking avalanche.”

Ola Lindgren of Grave Interviewed In San Francisco

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The Mighty Z of Capital Chaos TV conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Ola Lindgren of Swedish death metal veterans GRAVE before the band’s October 12, 2012 concert at Slim’s in San Francisco, California during their North American tour with MORBID ANGEL and DARK FUNERAL. You can now watch the chat in two parts below.

Sweden’s legendary death metal kings GRAVE have returned home. Never let it be said they don’t know how to make an entrance.

“Home” in this case is Century Media, ground zero for their 1991 launch with “Into The Grave” and six more albums of sonic violence before seeking out new avenues following “As Rapture Comes” in 2006 with the now defunct Regain Records. And although the two records that surfaced while GRAVE was away – “Dominion VIII” (2008) and “Burial Ground” (2010) – continued to uphold the band’s penchant for quality mayhem, new outing “Endless Procession Of Souls” hits like a ton of bricks thanks to its relentless speed, crushing groove, and unexpectedly rich clarity.

Released at a time when death metal is enjoying unparalleled popularity and competition for the crown is fierce, “Endless Procession Of Souls” takes the best of what GRAVE has offered in the past and chalks up a bigger and meaner spin on things. The band’s sole remaining founding member and musical director, vocalist/guitarist Ola Lindgren, is only too happy to be back on familiar turf and spearheading what has been deemed by some of GRAVE’s long time supporters as their strongest and most diverse album since “Soulless” was issued in 1994.

Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium Line Up Announced

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The line-up for Graspop Metal Meeting 2018 is taking shape nicely. Graspop Metal Meeting is looking very strong for 2018. They have already announced that Guns N’ Roses (Thursday’s headliner), Iron Maiden (Friday’s headliner), and Ozzy Osbourne (Sunday’s headliner) are coming to Stenehei, but now they have added Volbeat as Saturday’s headliner on 23 June. Their heavy metal, rockabilly rebellion, groovy guitar sound is always very much appreciated. Even more good news: newly added to the bill are Marilyn Manson, Hollywood Vampires, Rise Against and Ayreon – with an exclusive and probably one-off festival show – along with 21 other bands.

Black Stone Cherry
Bury Tomorrow
Doro
Follow the Cipher
Iced Earth
Madball
The Pink Slips
Guns ‘N Roses
Iron Maiden
Ayreon
Akercocke
Anti-Flag
Arkona
Avenged Sevenfold
Galactic Empire
In This Moment
Killswitch Engage
Less Than Jake
Parkway Drive
Pist.On
Powerwolf
Savage Messiah
Silverstein
Stick To Your Guns
The Darkness
Vader
Watain
Zeal and Ardor
Volbeat
Amaranthe
Asking Alexandria
Asphyx
At The Gates
Blood Bath
Bölzer
Boston Manor
Crossfaith
Exodus
Kadavar
Kreator
Marduk
Marilyn Manson
Megadeth
Miss May I
P.O.D.
Planet of Zeus
Rise Against
Seether
Sons of Apollo
Stone Broken
Stray From The Path
Underoath
Vixen
Ozzy Osbourne
A Perfect Circle
Blessthefall
Body Count feat. Ice-T
Bullet for my Valentine
Carnivore A.D.
Emmure
Employed to Serve
Hollywood Vampires
Judas Priest
Knocked Loose
Lacuna Coil
Limp Bizkit
Meshuggah
Modern Life is War
Monuments
Powerflo
Shining (SE)
Tesseract
The Bloody Beetroots
Thy Art is Murder
Týr

Watain Announce 2018 North American Tour Dates

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Swedish black metal legends WATAIN have announced plans to conquer audiences across North America in early 2018 as they embark on a headlining tour next Winter featuring direct support from Destroyer 666.

We are very pleased to announce our eager return to the North American continent with TRIDENT WOLF ECLIPSE. The two “Black Metal Warfare” tours of 2015 clearly showed us the ever growing hunger and force of our american crowd, so with a new album out and the addition of none less than the mighty Destroyer 666 to the bill, this should turn into something legendary! A proud hail to all our North American supporters, see you in February, joined in morbid ecstasy and raw fucking power!” – WATAIN

Full dates are as follows:
2/23   Montreal, QC – Le National #
2/24   Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell #
2/25   Toronto, ON – Opera House #
2/26    Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater #
2/27    Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater #
2/28    Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall #
3/2      Chicago, IL – Metro #
3/3      Minneapolis, MN – Studio B #
3/4      Kansas City, MO – Riot Room #
3/5      Denver, CO – Gothic Theater #
3/6      Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall #
3/7      Boise, ID – Knitting Factory #
3/9      Calgary, AB – The Palace #
3/10    Edmonton, AB – Starlite #
3/12    Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre #
3/13    Seattle, WA – Studio Seven #
3/14    Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre #
3/16    San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge #
3/17    Los Angeles, CA – Fonda #
3/18    Phoenix, AZ – Club Red #
3/20    Austin, TX – Barracuda #
3/21    Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill #
3/23    Atlanta , GA – Heaven #
3/24    Tampa, FL – Orpheum #
3/25    TBD, TBD
3/27    Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger #
3/28    Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage #
3/29    Philadelphia, P  – TLA #
3/30    Boston, MA – Sinclair #

3/31    New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre #
# with Destroyer 666WATAIN’s new studio album “TRIDENT WOLF ECLIPSE” is scheduled for release on January 5, 2018 via Century Media Records. The album will be available as LP, Standard CD, limited CD Digipak, digitally as well as in a limited deluxe box set of 3,000 copies. Check the links below for detailed information on the different formats and their content. The album is also available in a variation of different vinyl colours from selected mailorder/retail stores.

New Lyric Video From Italy’s Frozen Crown

Frozen Crown is a Melodic Power Metal band with female and male vocals, drawing inspiration from early Sonata Arctica and Nightwish, as well as from the most recent European metal acts like Orden Ogan. Between catchy and epic refrains, melodic guitar riffs and vocal duets on a solid Power Metal basis, the band makes frequent incursions in Classic Heavy Metal (Iced Earth, Iron Maiden), Folk and Melodic Death (early Children of Bodom and Dark Tranquillity), occasionally adding screaming vocals.

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The use of Keyboards enriches the songs and adds an epic edge to them, without being too invasive for the band’s sound, which still remains heavily guitar driven. The songwriting duties rely on singer, guitarist and keyboard player Federico Mondelli (Be The Wolf), flanked by singer and frontwoman Giada Etro (Ashes You Leave, Tystnaden). The rest of the band is formed by 17 years old female guitarist Talia Bellazecca, bass player Filippo Zavattari and drummer Alberto Mezzanotte.

Machine Head Release Live “Ten Ton Hammer” Video

The CD/DVD Digipak edition of MACHINE HEAD’s ninth studio album, Catharsis (out January 26 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment), features a full, 21-song live concert filmed at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco in 2015.

Watch the punishing live video for “Ten Ton Hammer,” a set list staple that lives on 1997’s classic The More Things Change… album and culled from the Digipak edition, below.

Machine Head will also embark on the first leg of dates for its world tour in support of Catharsis this winter. Confirmed dates are below.
The band recently shared the crushing yet cinematic new video for the title track, along with a behind-the-scenes, “making of” feature from the “Catharsis” video shoot, which takes fans inside the creative process.

CATHARSIS TRACK LISTING:
1. Volatile
2. Catharsis
3. Beyond the Pale
4. California Bleeding
5. Triple Beam
6. Kaleidoscope
7. Bastards
8. Hope Begets Hope
9. Screaming At the Sun
10. Behind a Mask
11. Heavy Lies the Crown
12. Psychotic
13. Grind You Down
14. Razorblade Smile
15. Eulogy

BONUS CD/DVD DIGIPAK TRACK LISTING:
1. Imperium
2. Beautiful Mourning
3. Now We Die
4. Bite The Bullet
5. Locust
6. From This Day
7. Ten Ton Hammer
8. This Is The End
9. Beneath The Silt
10. The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears
11. Darkness Within
12. Bulldozer
13. Killers & Kings
14. Davidian
15. Descend The Shades Of Night
16. Now I Lay Thee Down
17. Take My Scars
18. Aesthetics Of Hate
19. Game Over
20. Old
21. Halo

MACHINE HEAD ON TOUR:
1/25 — Phoenix, AZ — Nile Theater
1/27 — Albuquerque, NM — Sunshine Theater
1/29 — San Antonio, TX — Aztec Theater
1/30 — Dallas, TX — Gas Monkey Live!
1/31 — Houston,TX — HOB
2/2 — Birmingham, AL — Saturn
2/3 —Pensacola, FL — Vinyl MH
2/5 — Orlando, FL — Plaza Live
2/6 — Atlanta, GA — Centerstage
2/8 — Philadelphia, PA — Theatre of Living Arts
2/9 — New York, NY — Playstation
2/10 — Boston, MA — Paradise Rock Club
2/11 — Montreal, QC — Club Soda
2/13 — Toronto, ON — Danforth MH
2/14 — Buffalo, NY — Town Ballroom
2/15 — Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE
2/16 — Cleveland, OH — Agora
2/17 — Detroit, MI — Majestic
2/20 — Des Moines, IA — Woolys
2/21 — Madison, WI — Majestic
2/22 — Minneapolis, MN — First Avenue
2/23 — Chicago, IL — Concord MH
2/24 — Saint Louis, MO — Pops
2/27 — Denver, CO — Summit MH
3/1 — Las Vegas, NV — HOB
3/2 — Los Angeles, CA — Fonda
3/3 — Oakland, CA — The Fox Theater
3/5 — Portland, OR — Roseland
3/6 — Vancouver, BC — Commodore
3/7 — Seattle, WA — Showbox Market