Brand Spankin’ New Video From Denner/Sherman

Hank Shermann comments: “We are happy to be able to release a video for the title track, which was the first song that really got us going as a band.

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Denner / Shermann recently released their debut, 4-track EP, Satan’s Tomb, via Metal Blade Records; today, the legendary guitar duo from Mercyful Fate has launched the video for the EP’s title track! Visions of darkness and blood-soaked women drench the digital landscape, while the band performs “Satan’s Tomb”.

Hank Shermann comments: “We are happy to be able to release a video for the title track, which was the first song that really got us going as a band.
Now we are building upon the shadowy metal essence of what we created with the ‘Satan’s Tomb‘ EP, and are moving forward with a full-length release for next year.”

Featuring cover artwork painted by Thomas Holm (best known for his work on Mercyful Fate‘s Melissa and Don’t Break The Oath), Satan’s Tomb is classic heavy metal infused with an outpouring of Michael Denner and Hank Shermann‘s signature, dark magic shred-work. According to the formidable guitar duo from Mercyful Fate, rounding out the line-up with Snowy Shaw (King Diamond, Therion, Sabaton) on drums, Marc Grabowski (Demonica) on bass guitar, and Sean Peck (Cage, Death Dealer) on vocals was a critical component to bringing these 4 tracks to life. Their critically acclaimed release has the press and fans both craving for more from this group.

Denner comments, “Creating these songs with this line-up really ignited my metal fire hotter than ever! I’m sure the fans are going to love this thing.”
Shermann adds, “This mix ended up really having an old school feel to it that sounds awesome when blasting at an unhealthy volume.”

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER to headline IndieMerch Tour this fall‏

Trevor Strnad (vocals) states: “We are beyond excited to bring this mighty line-up to your Canadian eardrums…what a package! We’ve combined the grinding holocaust of the reunited Maruta, the sheer rage of hardcore’s hellions Harm’s Way, the thrashing maelstrom that is Iron Reagan and of course yours truly. No venue shall be left standing in our wake! We’ll be playing lots of new tastiness from Abysmal for you, as well as the classics, so bring your friends and get ready to bang your heads off. I am looking forward to drinking a Pils, eating some Poutine and raging out with my friends to the great white north. Fuckin’ eh!”

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER to headline IndieMerch Tour this fall
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New album out 9/18THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will return to North America this fall to headline the IndieMerch Tour with Iron Reagan, Harm’s Way and Maruta. The trek will start Oct 3rd and run through Oct 30th and it marks the group’s first official Canadian/US tour supporting their highly anticipated new album, Abysmal, which comes out on September 18th on Metal Blade Records.

Trevor Strnad (vocals) states: “We are beyond excited to bring this mighty line-up to your Canadian eardrums…what a package! We’ve combined the grinding holocaust of the reunited Maruta, the sheer rage of hardcore’s hellions Harm’s Way, the thrashing maelstrom that is Iron Reagan and of course yours truly. No venue shall be left standing in our wake! We’ll be playing lots of new tastiness from Abysmal for you, as well as the classics, so bring your friends and get ready to bang your heads off. I am looking forward to drinking a Pils, eating some Poutine and raging out with my friends to the great white north. Fuckin’ eh!

Abysmal is a vicious slab of unrelenting aggression showcases TBDM at their very finest with a meticulous, pin-point precise rhythmic assault mixed with ferocious speed and dynamic hooks. The band also re-enlisted the services of renowned producer Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, Whitechapel) and former bass player Ryan Williams, who also produced Everblack, with the sole intent to get away from the overt sonic sterility affecting far too many contemporary metal albums.

The world’s first look into Abysmal is via the track, “Vlad, Son of The Dragon,” which is streaming now in its entirety at metalblade.com/tbdm.

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
IndieMerch Tour
w/ Iron Reagan, Harms Way, Maruta
10/01 Syracuse, NY The Lost Horizon
10/02 Montreal, QC Foufounes Electriques
10/03 Ottawa, ON Mavericks
10/04 Toronto, ON Opera House
10/07 Thunder Bay, ON Crocks
10/08 Winnipeg, MB The Pyramid
10/09 Saskatoon, SK Louis’ Pub
10/10 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
10/11 Calgary, AB MacEwan
10/13 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw
10/14 Portland, OR Hawthorne
10/15 Seattle, WA El Corazon
10/16 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
10/17 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
10/18 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
10/20 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Street
10/21 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
10/22 Bloomington, IL Castle Theatre
10/23 Indianapolis, IN Emerson Theatre
10/24 Detroit, MI The Loving Touch

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
European Summer Tour 2015
07/11 Ballenstedt, DE Rockharz Festival
07/12 Warsaw, PL Hydrozagadka
07/13 Wroclaw, PL Liverpool
07/14 Pecs, HU Rockmaraton
07/15 Munich, DE Kranhalle
07/16 Neukirchen-Vluyn, DE Dong Open Air
07/17 Dour, BE Dour Festival
07/18 Dieburg, DE Traffic Jam Open Air
07/19 Nilvange, FR Thionville
07/20 Paris, FR Le Perit Bain
07/21 Pratteln, CH Mini Z7
07/22 Dornbirn, AT Conrad Sohm
07/23 Pisa, IT The Jungle w/ Suicide Silence
07/24 Tolmin, SI Metal Days Festival

DragonForce unleash “Black Winter Night” live video from new DVD / Blu-Ray release!‏

In the Line of Fire…Larger Than Live, features high definition footage shot during the band’s Ultimate Stage headline show at 2014’s Loud Park Festival in the Saitama Super Arena, Japan, the band used multiple camera angles to capture the raw energy of their show and instrumental dexterity for which they are rightly celebrated worldwide.

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Today, DragonForce unveil a live cut from their first ever feature length video release! In the Line of Fire…Larger Than Live is available now, and to catch a glimpse of what’s in store, head to the band’s official youtube channel to watch the live performance of “Black Winter Night“! The video is streaming HERE.

In the Line of Fire…Larger Than Live, features high definition footage shot during the band’s Ultimate Stage headline show at 2014’s Loud Park Festival in the Saitama Super Arena, Japan, the band used multiple camera angles to capture the raw energy of their show and instrumental dexterity for which they are rightly celebrated worldwide. The video was mixed and mastered by Damien Rainaud, and produced by Herman Li. Order your copy (on blu-ray or DVD w/ bonus audio disc) now at metalblade.com/dragonforce or download from iTunes.

The live show features a selection of new songs from the latest album “Maximum Overload” mixed in with foot stomping anthems and lightning fast shred-fests from previous releases. The video also includes backstage, behind the scenes, and off tour footage to give fans an insight into the Maximum Overload World Tour.

DRAGONFORCE
Tour w/ Kamelot
11/13 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
11/14 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
11/15 Louisville, KY Expo 5
11/17 Charlotte, NC Fillmore Charlotte
11/18 Springfield, MD The Fillmore
11/20 Hartford, CT Webster Theater
11/21 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
11/22 Quebec City, QC Imperial de Quebec
11/24 Buffalo, NY The Town Ballroom
11/25 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theater
11/26 London, ON Music Hall
11/27 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
11/28 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
12/01 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
12/02 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theater
12/03 Seattle, WA Showbox
12/04 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
12/06 Los Angeles, CA Regent Theater
12/07 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
12/09 Dallas, TX House of Blues
12/10 Houston, TX House of Blues
12/12 Tampa, FL The Ritz

Revocation launch “Scorched Earth Policy” lyric video‏

Revocation will hit the road for a headlining tour this September and October. The tour, which is being presented by Gear Gods, features support from Cannabis Corpse, Archspire, and Black Fast. This is Revocation’s first headlining tour following the release of their latest album, “Deathless.”

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Headline tour begins in September

Revocation continue their series of lyric videos with fellow guitarist and director/animator Nick Hipa. The latest, “Scorched Earth Policy“, is live now at metalblade.com/revocation. The previously released lyric videos, “Madness Opus” and “Labyrinth of Eyes” can also be seen in the playlist embedded on that page.

Revocation will hit the road for a headlining tour this September and October. The tour, which is being presented by Gear Gods, features support from Cannabis Corpse, Archspire, and Black Fast. This is Revocation‘s first headlining tour following the release of their latest album, “Deathless.” The tour is scheduled to kick off on September 3rd in Providence, RI, with the opening acts joining the package the following day in New York, NY at the Studio at Webster Hall. On October 3rd, Boston fans will be treated to a huge hometown show to bring the run to a close!

REVOCATION
Tour w/ Cannabis Corpse, Archspire, Black Fast
09/03 Providence, RI Dusk*
09/04 New York, NY Studio @ Webster
09/05 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
09/07 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
09/08 Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class
09/09 Chicago, IL Reggie’s
09/10 Columbus, OH Ace Of Cups
09/11 Cave in Rock, IL Full Terror Assault Fest**
09/12 Ft Worth, TX Rail Club
09/13 Houston, TX Walter’s On Washington
09/14 Austin, TX Dirty Dog
09/16 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
09/17 Phoenix, AZ Club Red
09/18 Los Angeles, CA Mystery Box
09/19 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro
09/20 Portland, OR Analog Cafe
09/21 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
09/22 Vancouver, BC Red Room
09/24 Edmonton, CA Starlite
09/25 Regina, SK Riddell Center
09/26 Winnipeg, MB Windsor Hotel
09/27 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater Studio B
09/29 Detroit, MI Shelter
09/30 Toronto, ON Hard Luck***
10/01 Ottawa, ON Maverick’s***
10/02 Quebec City, QC La Source***
10/03 Boston, MA Great Scott***
* = Revocation Only
**= Revocation & Cannabis Corpse Only
***= No Cannabis Corpse

New Goatwhore Video Interview From Oakland. California

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Capital Chaos TV chats with Goatwhore frontman Louis Benjamin Falgoust II about writing, his love of metal, politics and more @ Oakland Metro Opera House – Oakland, California 06/16/15 on http://www.capitalchaostv.com/

Goatwhore was formed by singer/guitarist Sammy Duet following the breakup of his previous band, Acid Bath. Soilent Green singer L. Ben Falgoust II, guitarist Ben Stout, bassist Patrick Bruders, and drummer Zak Nolan completed the lineup, which debuted with the demo Serenades to the Tides of Blood; Goatwhore’s official debut LP, The Eclipse of Ages into Black, followed in early 2000. Funeral Dirge for the Rotting Sun appeared in 2003 before the band jumped to Metal Blade for the fall release of 2006’s A Haunting Curse.[3] They performed at both Ozzfest 2008 and Ozzfest 2010.

New Video Interview With John Bush & Joey Vera of Armored Saint In San Jose, California

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The Iron Z chats with Joey Vera & John Bush of Armored Saint @ Rockbar Theater – San Jose, California 05/19/15

Armored Saint perform “March Of The Saint” 05/29/15 @ Rockbar Theater – San Jose, California

Los Angeles, California’s Armored Saint have released their seventh studio album today! The album “Win Hands Down” is all things Armored, a vintage crush of classic power propelled by a cathartic blast of life in the year 2015.

Head over now to metalblade.com/armoredsaint to jam this amazing album in its entirety below it’s available in stores.

A brand new video for the title track was recently shot by director Andrew Nethery, and is available for streaming now at metalblade.com/armoredsaint, where album pre-order bundles are also ready for order. Including CD, ltd. CD+DVD, ltd. vinyl and special box set featuring customized poker set. Additionally, a behind the scenes video from the photo shoot for the “Win Hands Down” album cover is on youtube now HERE.

Win Hands Down” – mixed by Jay Ruston, produced by Joey Vera.
1. Win Hands Down
2. Mess
3. An Exercise In Debauchery
4. Muscle Memory
5. That Was Then, Way Back When
6. With a Full Head of Steam
7. In an Instant
8. Dive
9. Up Yours

ARMORED SAINT
European Tour Dates
19/06 Clisson, FR Hellfest
30/07 Wacken, DE Wacken Open Air
02/08 Munich, DE Free & Easy Festival
03/08 Amsterdam, NL Melkweg w/ Queensryche
04/08 Eindhoven, NL Effenaar w/ Queensryche
06/08 London, GB Electric Ballroom w/ Queensryche
07/08 Derby, GB Bloodstock Festival
08/08 Kortrijk, BE Alcatraz Festival
04/12 Hamburg, DE Waterkant X-Mas Bash
05/12 Oberhausen, DE Ruhrpott Metal Meeting

BATTLECROSS announce “Rise to Power” and launch brand new song!

BATTLECROSS announce “Rise to Power” and launch brand new song!

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Motor City thrashers BATTLECROSS have just returned home from a successful trip to Bogota, CO, and nearly immediately upon returning, have launched a brand new song from their forthcoming album, “Rise to Power“! The new song, “Not Your Slave“, is streaming at metalblade.com/battlecross, where pre-order is also possible. “Rise to Power” will be released worldwide on Metal Blade Records on August 21st, 2015.

Rise to Power” was produced by Mark Lewis and engineered by Jason Suecof at Audiohammer Studios. Cover art was completed by Hungarian artist Péter Sallai (Sabaton, Sacred Steel).

Guitarist Tony Asta offers the following comment on the new single, “Not Your Slave“: “We’re really happy with the crushing feel of this song. Somehow through the writing process, maybe even on accident, a more groovy feel was created. We won’t write the same record twice and I think this is our strongest and more dynamic album yet.

The upcoming US tour also puts an end to the band’s search for a permanent drummer, with bay area’s Alex Bent now firmly in place behind the kit. After performing with the band on two 2014 headliners and in South America, Alex officially joined and tracked drums for the new album. He can be seen here performing “Ghost Alive” last winter on the Winter Warriors Tour