On January 25th, King Diamond will release a new DVD/Blu-ray, Songs For The Dead Live, via Metal Blade Records.
There is only one King Diamond, and for more than thirty years the great Dane has been dropping classic albums and putting on shows fans remember for the rest of their lives. Perhaps the only downside to having such a formidable catalogue is that there are just too many great songs to fit into a single set. However, you would be hard-pressed to find a fan who wouldn’t want to hear 1987’s seminal Abigail in its entirety, and Songs For The Dead Live captures this, twice, and in very different locales. Boasting eighteen songs per set, each of the two shows – Belgium’s Graspop Metal Meeting in June 2016 and Philadelphia’s Fillmore in November 2015 – feature a brace of classic King Diamond and Mercyful Fate tracks including “Welcome Home,” “Halloween,” and “Eye Of The Witch” before launching into Abigail. The performances of the all-star lineup of musicians, comprising of guitarists Andy LaRocque and Mike Wead, bassist Pontus Egberg and drummer Matt Thompson, are absolutely ferocious, hammering home every single moment.
For a preview of Songs For The Dead Live, a new video, “Arrival (Live at Graspop)”, can be viewed below.
Two legendary punk rock acts – The Copyrights and Kepi Ghoulie – have teamed up to record a high-octane rendition of a Groovie Ghoulies classic! The Copyrights put their trademark stamp on the songs from “Re-Animation Festival,” with Groovie Ghoulies frontman Kepi Ghoulie reprising his role as lead singer on the album – a re-animated rock and roll party full of classic tunes like “Graveyard Girlfriend,” “Graceland,” and “Evading the Greys.”
Mail order release date: January 8th eccentricpop in North America, Stardumb Records in Europe). Street Date: March 1st. Pre-order here
LP is pressed on limited edition “Swampy Green” colored vinyl and comes with download code and insert! Sneak peak of opening track “Tunnel of Love” below.
- Tunnel of Love
- Graveyard Girlfriend 3. That’s That
- School Is Out
- Zombie Crush
- Maze Effect
- Evading the Greys 10. Satisfy Me
- To Go Home
- If You Need Me
Greek metal trailblazers ROTTING CHRIST have unveiled a video for the new song “Heaven and Hell and Fire“. “Heaven and Hell and Fire” is the second track from their new album ‘The Heretics’(coming Feb. 15, 2019) and the video is available now streaming below.
was recorded by ROTTING CHRIST
guitarist George Emmanuel at his studio Pentagram and mixed by Jens Borgen (AMON AMARTH, AT THE GATES, ARCH ENEMY, and more). Pre-orders for ‘The Heretics’
on limited deluxe CD Box, jewel case CD, limited LP and more are available HERE
Regarding the track, ROTTING CHRIST founder and front-man Sakis Tolis comments, “We’re pleased to present to you the second track from our upcoming album ‘The Heretics‘. The song “Heaven and Hell and Fire”, is another chronicle of heresy and is influenced by John Milton’s saying: “The mind is universe and can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.”
The artwork for ‘The Heretics‘, illustrated by Greek artist Maximos Manolis, and track list can also be seen below.
CANDLEMASS have come full circle: their first singer Johan Langquist (who left the band after singing on the legendary 1986 debut Epicus Doomicus Metallicus) has returned! They are set to release their 12th full length album The Door to Doom February 22nd via Napalm Records.
CANDLEMASS have dropped the first song from the album entitled “The Omega Circle.” Listen to it below.
The Door To Doom unsurprisingly follows the plot line mastermind, songwriter and bass player Leif Edling established in the past years: epic world class doom metal that relies on slow mammoth riffing. With Johan Langquist`s highly dramatic vocal style and the love for details, the band made this album to the next “Epicus”. This masterpiece is rounded off by a beautiful guest appearance by none other than Black Sabbath`s Tony Iommi
on ‘Astorolus – The Great Octopus.’
The Door to Doom Tracklisting:
1. Splendor Demon Majesty
2. Under The Ocean
3. Astorolus – the Great Octopus
4. Bridge Of The Blind
5. Death´s Wheel
6. Black Trinity
7. House Of Doom
8. The Omega CircleCandlemass are:
Leif Edling: Bass
Mats “Mappe” Björkman: Guitars
Jan Lindh: Drums
Lars “Lasse” Johansson: Guitars
Johan Langquist: Vocals
Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL will unleash their 19th studio record, The Wings Of War, on February 22, 2019 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band released their first single “Last Man Standing”. Check out the lyric video below.
Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth
comments, “The time has come, for a first taste, ‘Last Man Standing‘. This cut got the unanimous nod to open The Wings of War, all they way back to the first demos in March, so much so, it was mock titled OPENER up until the recording. Sometimes everyone is on the same page, wtf!. So dig into some old school thrash, with a side order of Jersey made, head-banging.”
The Wings Of War will be available for purchase in the following formats:
- CD Digipak
- CD Digi + T-Shirt + Poster Bundle
- Green Cassette
- Grey Vinyl (limited to 1,500)
- Green with Yellow Splatter vinyl (limited to 500)
Pre-order The Wings Of War now digitally and receive “Last Man Standing” instantly or stream the song here.
The Wings Of War was recorded at Gear Recording Studio in New Jersey, SKH Studio in Florida and Jrod Productions with engineering handled by DD and Dave. The album was produced by the band while Chris “Zeuss” Harris.handled the mixing and mastering. Travis Smith (NEVERMORE, OPETH, SOILWORK, DEATH…) was once again enlisted to create the artwork for the album.
Below is the track listing for The Wings Of War
1 Last Man Standing
2 Believe In The Fight
3 Head Of A Pin
4 Bat Shit Crazy
6 A Mother’s Prayer
7 Welcome To The Garden State
8 Where Few Dare To Walk
9 Out On The Road-Kill
10 Hole In My Soul
Mark Morton, the prolific guitarist of Lamb of God, has announced a new project that sees him further explore his creative drive for writing and collaboration. Continue reading “Mark Morton Announces Collaborative Project + “Anesthetic” Out In March”
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions are set to release the new, limited edition 7-inch from Killadelphia’s own CRACK HOUSE entitled Smoke Crack In Hell December 31st. This limited edition vinyl press is available on three color variants limited to 100 copies each: Crack Rock Clear vinyl, Piss Yellow vinyl and Violently Assault Violent vinyl. Below is the official description:
The Crack Is Back! CRACK HOUSE make their epic drug-induced return to Horror Pain Gore Death Productions with the brand new 7-Inch EP Smoke Crack In Hell! Killadelphia’s CRACK HOUSE present their strongest material to date, showcasing brand new tracks of signature crack and roll… a vicious four piece, duel vocal, Thrash Grind assault that is dirty, abrasive and fucking relentless.
Listen to the track “Smoke Crack In Hell” below.
Smoke Crack In Hell marks the band’s first release ever on vinyl, recorded and engineered by Dan Kishbaugh at Panther Pro Audio. This release features incredible artwork by Tony Champ and is pressed on three limited edition variants:
Crack Rock Clear vinyl (Limited To 100 Copies)
Piss Yellow vinyl (Limited To 100 Copies)
Violently Assaulted Violet vinyl (Limited To 100 Copies)
1. The House That Crack Built
2. Slut Maker
3. The Crack Is Back
4. Smoke Crack In Hell
A metal overdose for fans of Abscess, Bad Luck 13 Riot Extravaganza, Call The Paramedics, Dwarves, Eat The Turnbuckle, The Exploited, GG Allin, Impetigo, Javelina, Midnight, Nekrofilth, Pungent Stench, Repulsion, Rigor Mortis and Zeke.