Ice Age Release New Music Video for “Clever”

Sweden’s top tier 3/4 female metal attack ICE AGE have unleashed “Clever,” the new video from their GMR Music Group release Breaking the Ice, which can be seen streaming below.

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Regarding the video for “Clever“, frontwoman Sabrina Kihlstrand says, ”We are incredibly happy to present our second video from our album Breaking the Ice. The video is directed by Berget Bergman (MMI,Reignsaw) and was filmed during our Scandinavian tour with Reignsaw and FKU. The song itself is about being let down by a friend from an ironic perspective.”

Formed in 1985 in Gothenburg, Sweden, ICE AGE took the metal world by storm, eschewing fashion for a collective punch to the throat.  The all female machine quickly earned the respect of magazine editors and fellow musos alike in their five year run.  In 1990 the quartet called it a day without ever recording an album, but selling thousands of copies of their demos, in effect making them legendary by proxy. and were even honoured as such a few years ago when the Big Four dedicated their entire show at Gothenburg’s Ullevi Stadium to the band.

As well as releasing the “Clever” video, ICE AGE will be performing at Muskelrock in Tyrolen, Sweden on 31 May where they will appear with Bullet, Manilla Road, Cirith Ungol and more.  June 2nd sees the band head to Pilsen, Czech Republic to take part in Metalfest Open Air 2018 to appear alongside Apocalyptica, Evergrey Death Angel and others.

Candlemass Premiere Music Video For “House Of Doom”

It only takes a few short bars of the title track “House Of Doom” to feel that familiar sensation again: yes, Leif Edling aka the undisputed king of minor key songwriting has returned. With him, he brings frenzied riffing, melancholy made sound and warm Hammond organ tapestries that form the pillars of every CANDLEMASS classic!

Watch the video for title track of the new EP steaming below.

Mats Levén on the EP:

“We in Candlemass are proud to present 4 new songs to the world on the new EP ‘House of Doom’! The title track is inspired by the House of Doom game from Hyperfrost. We’re also very happy that our label Napalm Records
are with us all the way – 2018 will be a big year for Candlemass!”

The Swedish pioneers of doom managed once again to distill the essence of epic doom metal – and at the same time they make waiting for the next long player (to be released in fall 2018) even harder…

 

Age Of Taurus To Release “The Colony Slain” via Rise Above Records

“Many centuries ago, when the world was slightly younger and a little less ravaged by time’s unrelenting grasp, there existed a sprawling empire of unrivalled power. Yet, whilst its might and influence stretched across great oceans and through vast mountain ranges, its immense dominion was born not out of prosperity and industry, but from rampant fear and blind obedience…”
So begins the arcane tale behind The Colony Slain, the second full-length album from doom metal diehards Age Of Taurus. The album is set for release May 18th via Rise Above Records.
Nearly five years on from the release of acclaimed debut Desperate Souls Of Tortured Times, singer/guitarist and conceptual mastermind Toby W. Wright is ready to unveil a new, ultra-dramatic chapter in the turbulent saga of the Taurean Empire. Showcasing a new line-up featuring new bassist Leo Smee (With The Dead/ex-Cathedral) alongside Wright, drummer Darius Claydon and most recent recruit, guitarist Daniel Knight, The Colony Slain is the sound of a great band reborn in heavy metal glory.
Rejuvenated and refocused, Age Of Taurus have returned from the wilderness bearing the most potent of gifts. Living, breathing, thunderous proof of doom’s timeless allure and the inspirational power of the riff, The Colony Slain brings past, present and future together in a riot of heartfelt heaviness and, as the story says, unrivalled power. A new age is dawning and this story never ends…
The Colony Slain Track Listing:
1. From the Hills to the Halls
2. Taken to the Tower 
3. The Trial of Blackwynn Chaise
4. In Dreams We Die
5. The Lost Garrison
6. Beyond the Westward Path
7. For Treason We Rise
8. The Walls Have Ears
9. To Seal a Mountain
10. As Ice Into Blood
11. The Colony Slain

Flotsam And Jetsam Announce New Drummer Ken Mary, New Album In The Works

Thrash legends Flotsam and Jetsam officially confirm Ken Mary as new drummer / Spring European tour kicks off this weekend; new album due later this year via AFM Records!

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As they prepare for a busy season of touring, the legendary FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have officially welcomed Ken Mary (Alice Cooper, Accept) as their permanent drummer. Mary, who began touring with the group last year after Jason Bittner was invited to join Overkill, will join the band on all of their upcoming tour dates, including a short run of European shows that kicks off this weekend at Germany’s Keep It True festival. He will also perform on the group’s in-progress new album, due to be released via AFM Records later this year.

“It’s always awesome to play with the mighty FLOTSAM AND JETSAM,” Mary says. “The music is super-challenging and at the same time a great deal of fun to play. With such great musicians in the band that are also great guys, it’s going to be a blast!”

“We’re excited to announce that Ken will be our new drummer,” adds the band. “Ken has already tracked all the drums for our upcoming album slated for release later this year, and we’re all looking forward to the fans experiencing a new chapter in the history of FLOTSAM AND JETSAM.”

A handful of performances on FLOTSAM AND JETSAM’s European tour will see the group perform their groundbreaking 1986 debut, “Doomsday For The Deceiver,” in its entirety. A new 180-gram vinyl edition of the album will be reissued by the group’s original record label, Metal Blade, this week.

“We’re looking forward to a couple of special performances of the ‘Doomsday’ album played in its entirety, with Keep It True being the first time ever the band has taken on that task,” the band says. “With Metal Blade releasing ‘Doomsday’ on vinyl, the timing couldn’t be better for this special set. It’s something we’re all looking forward to playing for our friends in Europe.”

Soon after the group returns to America, they’ll hit the road again alongside Swedish power metal veterans HammerFall, with several headlining shows along the way. Says the band, “This is going to be a banging tour, and we couldn’t ask for a more accommodating and cool group of talented musicians to hit the road with and bring our respective styles of metal to the masses. We have 10 headlining shows; before, during and after the HammerFall dates, so hopefully we’re coming close enough to your city to warrant a heavy metal road trip. Looking forward to seeing our U.S. and Canadian friends and fans on the road!”

A complete list of FLOTSAM AND JETSAM’s upcoming tour dates appears below. More information on the group’s new album will be revealed in the coming months.

European Dates
27 April Lauda-Königshofen, DE – Keep It True XXI
29 April Leeuwarden, NL – Stars On Thrash Vol 2
30 April Bari, IT – Demonde
01 May Pisa, IT – Borderline Dadga
02 May Pavia, IT – Dadga
03 May Rome, IT – Traffic
04 May Ulft, NL – DRU Fabriek
05 May Izegim, BL – Headbanger’s Balls Fest
22 Mar 2019 North Wales, UK – Hammerfest XI

North American dates
5/14 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
5/16 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
5/17 West Palm Beach, FL – Kelsey Theater *
5/18 Winter Park, FL – The Haven *
5/19 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade *
5/20 Raleigh, NC – Motorco *
5/22 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage *
5/23 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero *
5/24 New York, NY – Gramercy *
5/25 Worcester, MA – Palladium *
5/26 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall *
5/27 Quebec City, QC – Imperial *
5/28 Montreal, QC – Foufounes Electriques *
5/29 Toronto, ON – Opera House *
5/30 Amprior, ON – John St. Pub
5/31 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater *
6/1 Cleveland, OH – Agora *
6/2 Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub and Billiards *
6/3 Detroit, MI – Harpos *
6/4 Joliet, IL – The Forge *
6/5 Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze *
6/7 Calgary, AB – Dickens *
6/8 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room *
6/9 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre *
6/10 Seattle, WA – El Corazon *
6/11 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater *
6/12 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
6/13 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel *
6/14 Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go *
6/15 Anaheim, CA – City National Grove *
6/16 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee *
6/18 Dallas, TX – Trees *
6/19 San Antonio, TX – Rock Box *
6/20 Houston, TX – Scout Bar *
6/21 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
6/22 Denver, CO – Herman’s Hideaway
6/23 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios
6/24 Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joe’s
6/25 Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
6/26 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
* with HammerFall

Death Valley Dreams/Cold guitarist Nick Coyle Talks New Cold Music, Explosions and Dancers

Death Valley Dreams the Indie/Alternative Rock band from Wilkes-Barre, PA featuring new Cold guitarists Nick Coyle and Johnny Nova have released the video for a new song titled “Turn Out Those Eyes” on Pure Grain Audio today. Making a cameo on drums is Chad Szeliga (Breaking Benjamin, Black Label Society, Black Star Riders). The song is featured in the upcoming feature film ‘Baby Frankenstein’ and is also available to download and stream below. Continue reading “Death Valley Dreams/Cold guitarist Nick Coyle Talks New Cold Music, Explosions and Dancers”

Hatchet Releases Video For “Desire Of Oppression”

Bay Area Metal staples HATCHET have released the video for “Desire For Oppression”, the first single from their new LP DYING TO EXIST in stores June 22, 2018 via COMBAT RECORDS/EMP LABEL GROUP. The video is available streaming below.

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“Desire For Oppression” is also the leadoff track on the upcoming 2 disc *COMBAT BULLETS VOL 1.0* compilation, in stores 4/6, also featuring tracks from COMBAT artists including SWORD (CANADA) , HELSTAR, DEAD BY WEDNESDAY, MARC RIZZO, WRATH, GREEN DEATH (FEATURING DAVID ELLEFSON), and THROW THE GOAT, plus over 25 of the best underground Metal bands, as voted by fans, including CASKET ROBBERY, THE VENTING MACHINE, WHITE THRASH, ANIALATOR TX, JUDGEMENTAL, MIDNITE HELLION, AT HOME IN HELL, MYNAS, DIABOLOGY, A HANGING, FATAL MALADY, and more.

New Video Of The Undead Live In Sacramento, California

In the video below, The Undead featuring former Misfits guitarist Bobby Steele, perform their smash hits @ Cafe Colonial in Sacramento, California April 15th, 2018…also appearing were The Strange Party & Danny Secretion

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The Undead is a punk band formed in 1980 in New Milford, New Jersey by Bobby Steele. They released their first EP, 9 Toes Later, in 1982 on Stiff Records.

From 1989 to 2006 The Undead had numerous releases including 1989’s Act Your Rage. ; Live Slayer and Til Death. In Oct of 2015 the band released the album “The Morgue…The Merrier”. In October 2017, the Undead released the “Having an Undead Summer” EP

Current lineup is
Bobby Steele guitar
Diana Steele guitar
Joe Stoker drums
Jason Fresta bass