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2Chasing Safety will hit the road this December headlining A Metal Christmas & A Heavy New Year Tour with support from One Year Later, Bright Well, The Road To Milestone and Que/Sera.

13Vocalist Johnny Galivan comments, “This time of the year is filled with holidays that give us a reason to drop everything and spend time with family and friends. We are very excited to announce that along with that, we now have a reason to drop everything and play a bunch of shows for our awesome fans. We are stoked to be a part of this year’s A Metal Christmas & Heavy New Year Tour!”

Catch A Metal Christmas & A Heavy New Year Tour in a city near you. Tickets available at

A Metal Christmas…
Chasing Safety, One Year Later, Bright Well, The Road To Milestone
12/26 – The Harmony Grange Hall
12/27 – Linthicum, MD @ LHUMC
12/28 – Brewster, NY @ Brewster American Legion Hall
12/29 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club*
12/30 – Asbury Park, NY @ Asbury Lanes

… A Heavy New Year
Chasing Safety, One Year Later, Bright Well, The Road to Milestone, Que/Sera
01/01 – Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joe’s Bar and Grille**
01/02 – Providence, RI @ Simons
01/03 – Albany, NY @ Bogies
01/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ M2 Brooklyn Asylum**

* No The Road To Milestone
** No Que/Sera

Pick up Chasing Safety’s debut album Season Of The Dead on iTunes!


It Lies Within Releases Brand New Single “Reap What You Sow”

edd1600f-3929-4892-8fe6-449ea993b9e7Begins Tour with The Browning Friday

It Lies Within are proud to release their first taste of new material in two years just days before they begin the biggest tour of their career. The band’s brand new single, entitled “Reap What You Sow,” is the first song released since the band’s 2012 Chrysalis (Luxor Records). The single, which can be heard HERE, is taken from the band’s forthcoming Jonny Mcbee (of The Browning) and Nick Morris (of As They Sleep) co-produced full length that will be released in 2015 and will be the first to feature new guitarist Alex Maggard and new bassist/singer Erik McKay. Vocalist Zachary Scott had this to say, “Our new line up is more solid than ever and we can’t express how excited we are to show the world the brand new It Lies Within. We have added this song into our live set also so make sure to come out to show!” The band will begin the Cat Clothing presents The Respect Strength Loyalty tour this Friday in support of The Browning (Century Media/Earache Records). The tour begins in Austin, TX and will run through December 20th where it will end in St. Louis, MO. Other notable dates during the tour include, Dallas, TX (November 30th), Denver, CO (December 9th), Kansas City, MO (December 10th), and Cleveland, OH (December 17th).

11/28 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog
11/29 Houston, TX – Walters
11/30 Dallas, TX – Curtain Club
12/02 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
12/03 Mesa, AZ – The Underground
12/05 Canoga Park, CA – Cobalt Café
12/06 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
12/07 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
12/09 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
12/10 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
12/11 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Hall
12/12 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
12/13 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theatre
12/14 Joliet, IL – Mojoes
12/16 Westland, MI – Token lounge
12/17 Cleveland, OH – The Agora
12/18 Newport, KY – Thompson House
12/20 St. Louis, MO – Fubar

About It Lies Within:
Prevailing from the highest murder city per capita in America; Flint, MI based metalcore act It Lies Within exploded on the scene with their energetic live performance and positive based message. After quickly earning a few opening slots for larger national acts at their hometown venue The Machine Shop, It Lies Within immediately hit the studio and prepared for the road. Touring full time since 2011, these guys are inching their way and becoming recognized on to the national circuit. This lifelong group of friends are on a non-stop path to shed a different light on the metalcore scene with their creative music writing, positive message and insane live show. Because of this diversity they are a very entertaining group to watch.

Over the last two years, It Lies Within has played numerous sold-out shows with The Devil Wears Prada, All That Remains, We Came As Romans, Asking Alexandria, Motionless in White, Attack! Attack!, Texas in July, Times of Grace, Chiodos and more. It Lies Within’s first full length Luxor Records release Chrysalis was released Sept. 4th, 2012 and is out now on iTunes and stores near you! Like a prince ready to prove his worth to the kingdom, It Lies Within is ready to release a new album in early 2014. With their die-hard street team and constant growing fan base – these guys will survive the trends and create music for the masses.





James Michael (vocalist, noted producer/songwriter), DJ Ashba (guitarist, also with Guns N’ Roses) and Nikki Sixx (bassist, also with Mötley Crüe), collectively known as SIXX:A.M., released their third album MODERN VINTAGE on October 7th. 2014. Their current radio single, “Stars,” is quickly climbing the radio charts and has already hit #22 at Active Rock.

The video for “Stars” will make its debut on Fox News online today – find it at: .

Of the video, Sixx says “What’s exciting for me about the STARS video is the fact that it is live. I think it shows the quality of the band’s musicianship and a little snapshot into what we’re about live considering we will be touring in April of 2015.” The band recently announced their first-ever headlining tour, with special guests Apocalyptica, for Spring 2015 at their first live show in 5 years at iHeart Theater in Los Angeles. Footage from the exclusive performance is featured in the “Stars” video and will give fans a glimpse of what to expect at the highly-anticipated shows next spring. Tickets are available at

MODERN VINTAGE, the album, that REVOLVER Magazine said “lives up to its title by drawing heavily upon the songwriting values of the ‘70s rock era – specifically, the period’s emphasis on punchy riffs and catchy choruses – while still managing to sound fresh and contemporary,” will also be available on vinyl as of 12/15 – just in time for holiday gifts for fans of the band. For more Sixx:A.M. holiday gift ideas and merchandise bundles go to

Sixx:A.M.’s previous two albums, THE HEROIN DIARIES and THIS IS GONNA HURT – both of which were accompanied by books of the same name – have sold over 600,000 copies and spawned 2 number one radio singles, “Life Is Beautiful” and “This Is Gonna Hurt”.



MELKOR (Atmospheric Black Metal from Germany)

melkor2New album “Irrlicht” (Dec. 12, 2014)

=Devouring depths of gloomy moods=

Mainman Patrick, known (as a live guitarist) to insiders of German Black Metal acts NOCTE OBDUCTA and AGRYPNIE, presents his new songs with full devotion.

MELKOR was founded in the beginning of 2004, rising from the ashes of two-men-project Kheled-Zarâm.

melkor1Irrlicht“ is scheduled for December 12, 2014 and celebrates the 10th anniversary of the project with 8 carefully chosen songs that, as results of a long maturing process, get to the heart of MELKOR’s very essence.

Not unlike the first demo, Patrick recorded and engineered this work almost entirely on his own.

Irrlicht“ offers a heavy and abyssic kind of passionate ATMOSPHERIC BLACK METAL.

MELKOR has a tangible surface, offers melodies, stories, rhymes, and yet is ambivalent and permeated by metaphors.
The project enters the maelstrom of the depths and stares into the abyss, gives the listener presentiments of the enigmatic workings of powers that consume all existence and at the same time make it blossom.

The purpose is not to glorify, but to preserve an unflinching view at the splendor of destruction and the temptation of poison.
No satan, no other gods inhabit the world that the music and lyrics of MELKOR try to approach in a respectful and yet passionately entangled manner – a blind behemoth, a blaze in the dark, beautiful and terrifying, cold and hot,black, white and grey.

METALMESSAGE promotes the new album of this capable Black Metal true-believer from Frankfurt very timely:
at winter!

Release: “Irrlicht” (Album; Dec. 12, 2014)
Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal
Label: Self-financed

1. Spiegelwand
2. Die Welle erneuert sich
3. Irrlicht (Ferne II)
4. Pangaea
5. In den welkenden Wäldern
6. Des Berges Schweigen
7. Opferlamm
8. The Great Defender
(61 min.)

Metal Archives:

Patrick (all inst., voc)



Crisalida - Terra AncestralThe Chilean Progressive Metal band CRISALIDA is adding the final touches to their fourth full length album titled “Terra Ancestral“, to be released somewhere between March/April of 2015.

CRISALIDA has made a huge career move this time by hiring Anathema’s Daniel Cardoso to produce “Terra Ancestral”. Also the band has recorded this new opus at Tierra Studios, one of the best studios with a great analogue recorder in South America, having all of the toys necessary (meaning studio gear) to get the best sound and production possible for this new effort.

Rodrigo “Atilio” Sánchez, drummer and leader of the band stated:

“Right now we are on a very good position with Crisalida, we are playing live very often, not only in our home country but in the neighbor countries as well, the fans knows us very well because of our past recordings and videos, and we have managed to built a very solid fan following. But despite all of that we really wanted for this new album to do something very, very special, and that’s why we hired Daniel Cardoso to do the job. We rented one of the most expensive studios here in South America and we filmed everything related to the recording and production process to, soon enough, release it as a documentary and beside all that we are also already working on two video clips.

We expect that this album to be our breaking point for CRISALIDA, we strongly believe on the songs we have recorded and that we have a powerful message, a message that beside the language barrier (yes, we are stubborn enough to continue singing in Spanish), we are fully decided that we are capable to conquer with our music”.

Being mixed and mastered at Ultrasound Studios (Lisbon, Portugal) by Daniel Cardoso, CRISALIDA’s new album will be released through a soon to be disclosed label, and will be the first one to be distributed in Europe and North American markets.

A teaser of the new album can be seen from the following link:

Video Clip for “Araucana”, the opening track of CRISALIDA’s previous album (Solar – 2012):



twingiantnews1Phoenix Arizona’s TWINGIANT are pleased to announce that they will release a cassette version of their new album Devil Down via Canada’s Medusa Crush Records.

While the album is still set to be released digitally on December 2nd, 2014, the cassette (And a self-released vinyl edition) will be released on February 7th, 2015.

You can hear the first single from Devil Down “Daisy Cutter“, here:

A teaser trailer for the album is also available on YouTube and can be heard here:

Twingiant Online:

Medusa Crush Recordings:


DRAGONHAMMER: early albums reissues

83f63e20-d395-46bb-b2a6-36591e6a9d13We are really glad to reissue on January 19th, 2015 the first two DRAGON-HAMMER’s albums released 14 and 10 years ago.

They are the legendary “The Blood Of The Dragon” (originally issued on 2001) and “Time For Expiation” (which saw the light on 2004) presented here in a new 2015 editions featuring a new digital treatment for the artwork thanks to the artist Antonio Pannullo, a completely new layout and for both releases bonus live tracks recorded during the 2014 European tour together with FREEDOM CALL.

A new European tour will start early next year and some live shows in South America are in program too.

Details will follow soon, so wait for something really shattering!

Official sites:



MOONSPELL Announce Details of New Album!

(Photo Credit: Edgar Keats)

(Photo Credit: Edgar Keats)

MOONSPELL remain both a pioneer of dark metal and a contemporary of the genre’s greats, continuing to deliver increasingly relevant albums 20 years deep into their career. They are known to sign their souls away to the lunar side while recording and they have done just that with their new album Extinct, due out March 2015 via Napalm Records.

Produced by Jens Bogren (Katatonia, Amon Amarth, Opeth and Paradise Lost), the album is a true musical and emotional manifesto.

Extinct Track Listing:
1. Until We Are No More (Breathe)
2. Medusalem
3. Funeral Bloom
4. Domina
5. La Baphomette
6. The Last Of Us
7. A Dying Breed
8. Malignia
9. Extinct
10. The Future Is Dark

Available in: Mediabook, Jewel Case, Special Limited Deluxe Edition and LP.

The band will embark on European headliner tour (Road to Extinction) with special guests Septic Flesh in March of 2015. Also confirmed are two Portuguese dates. March 27th marks a homecoming gig at the prestigious Lisbon Coliseum followed by a much anticipated return to the great city of Porto, on the 28th, at Hard Club.

MOONSPELL European “Road to Extinction” Tour W/Septic Flesh
12.03.15 NL – Nijmegen / Doornroosje
13.03.15 NL – Haarlem / Patronaat
14.03.15 BE – Vosselaar / Biebob
15.03.15 DE – Darmstadt / Steinbruch Theater
16.03.15 DE – Essen / Turock
17.03.15 DE – Hamburg / Knust
18.03.15 DE – Berlin / K 17
19.03.15 DE – Munich / Feierwerk
20.03.15 CH – Pratteln / Z 7
21.03.15 CH – Vevey / The Rocking Chair
22.03.15 IT – Romagnano Sesia / R’n’R Arena
23.03.15 FR – Lyon / Ninkasi Kao
24.03.15 FR – Toulon / Vox
25.03.15 ES – Barcelona / Razz 2
26.03.15 ES – Madrid / Shoko
27.03.15 PT – Lisbon / Coliseum
28.03.15 PT – Porto / Hard Club
29.03.15 ES – Santiago de Compostela / Capitol
30.03.15 FR – Toulouse / Metronum
31.03.15 FR – Paris / Trabendo
01.04.15 LU – Esch sur Alzette / Kulturfabrik
02.04.15 UK – London / Underworld
03.06.15 DE – Geiselwind / Out & Loud Festival – Napalm Records Label Night

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Prime Meridian Releases “Mound of Insect” Single

PM promoWinter Park, FL – Pennsylvania’s progressive deathcore duo, Prime Meridian released a new single this past tuesday, titled ‘”Mound of Insect.”

This is the band’s first single off of their upcoming full length which is still TBA. Look for more Prime Meridian in the upcoming months.