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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!

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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.




walking-biycles_xray_digitalWalking Bicycles have two new videos up at Youtube for So and Badada.  Both songs are from their latest album and the videos incorporate live footage filmed at their record release show this past summer at the Empty Bottle in their hometown of Chicago.  The visuals capture the controlled chaos and intensity of Walking Bicycles, and the energy singer Jocelyn Moriarty gives out both onstage and in the studio.

Walking Bicycles balance noise and pop elements with cathartic dynamics and these two songs and accompanying videos are just a small sample of what the band are about.

Walking Bicycles released their latest album To Him That Wills The Way via their label Highwheel Records in August, their first in four years.  The band was forced into hiatus when guitarist/songwriter Julius Moriarty was sentenced to three years in prison on marijuana charges.  Moriarty opened up about his experiences with Noisey back in August.  It’s an inspiring read and it shows Moriarty and wife Jocelyn coming out of the experiences stronger for having been through them.

Walking Bicycles are currently working on tracks for a new album and I, for one, am excited to hear where the revitalized band is going next!

So video
Badada video
Noisey Interview
Highwheel Records
Highwire Daze Interview


UFO Announce Details of New Album A Conspiracy of Stars

Y8HeL4Available March 3rd in North America on SPV/Steamhammer

The rumors have been doing the rounds for months, now it’s official at last: 23 February 2015 will see the European release (Germany: 20 February 2015 / US: 3 March 2015) of the latest studio recording by British rock legend UFO, their 22nd to date. The album will be called A Conspiracy Of Stars, and the band consisting of Phil Mogg (vocals), Paul Raymond (keyboards, guitar), Vinnie Moore (guitar), Andy Parker (drums) and Rob De Luca (bass) have recorded almost a dozen fantastic new songs, produced and mixed in the Kentish town of Deal by Chris Tsangarides, renowned for his work with acts such as Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy and Gary Moore. A Conspiracy Of Stars will be available as a Digipak (including poster and bonus track), jewel case, vinyl double LP and for download.

Photo from left to right: Rob De Luca (bass), Phil Mogg (vocals), Andy Parker (drums), Vinnie Moore (guitar), Paul Raymond (keyboards, guitar)

Photo from left to right: Rob De Luca (bass), Phil Mogg (vocals), Andy Parker (drums), Vinnie Moore (guitar), Paul Raymond (keyboards, guitar)

More or less simultaneously with the release, UFO are scheduled to go on tour in February and March 2015, playing Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Lithuania and Switzerland, and more, followed by a tour of Britain and Ireland in April and May.

The band is already looking forward to the reactions to their latest release: “A Conspiracy Of Stars is another successful combination of those typical UFO elements with fresh, contemporary ideas. We’re confident that not only our longstanding supporters will get their money’s worth, but that younger rock fans will also enjoy the album. We look forward to seeing you on tour!”


Fri 20 Germany, Barby – Rautenkranz
Sat 21 Germany, Berlin – K17
Sun 22 Germany, Hagen/Osnabrück – Saal Stock
Mon 23 Germany, Hamburg – Downtown Blues Club
Wed 25 Germany, Mannheim – Alte Seilerei
Thu 26 Germany, Bochum – Zeche
Fri 27 Germany, Siegburg – Kubana
Sat 28 Germany, Affalter – Zur Linde

Mon 02 Germany, Rostock – Mau Club
Wed 04 Poland, Warsaw – Stodola
Thu 05 Lithuania, Vilnius – Forum Palace
Fri 06 Poland, Krakow – Kwadrat
Sat 07 Czech Rep., Zlin – Masters of Rock Café
Mon 09 Germany, Burgrieden/Ulm – Riffelhof
Tue 10 Germany, Osterode – Dorster Festhalle
Wed 11 Germany, Freiburg – Jazzhaus
Thu 12 Switzerland, Zug – Choller Halle

Thu 16 England, Norwich – Waterfront
Fri 17 England, Cambridge – Junction
Sat 18 England, Wolverhampton – Wulfrun Hall
Sun 19 England, Manchester – Ritz
Tue 21 Ireland, Dublin – The Academy
Wed 22 N. Ireland, Belfast – The Limelight
Fri 24 England, Glasgow – O2 ABC
Sat 25 England, Newcastle – O2 Academy
Sun 26 England, Leeds – O2 Academy
Tue 28 England, Nottingham – Rock City
Thu 30 England, Bristol – O2 Academy

Fri 01 England, Falmouth – Pavilion
Sat 02 England, Exeter – Phoenix
Sun 03 England, Salisbury – City Hall
Tue 05 England, Brighton – Concorde 2
Wed 06 England, Oxford – O2 Academy
Thu 07 England, London – HMV Forum



FAYNE Release New EP ‘The Queen of Kings’; Offer Free Download ‘Believers’

ep_cover_-_fayne_-_the_queen_of_kings_2014_smallAfter a being on hiatus since 2008 to reform in 2013 with a renewed hunger and dedication, Montreal, QC metal-core quintet Fayne are returning to the Canadian metal scene with their third EP ‘The Queen of Kings‘, out today, November 20th and available digitally via Crystal Math on iTunes here. The EP is the follow up to their 2004 debut ‘You Took it All Away‘ and 2006′s ‘Delivering The Final Blow‘ that lead the band on multiple Canadian tours plus opening slots to support bands like Alexisonfire, Underoath, Hopesfall and Blessed By A Broken Heart.

“The moment has arrived, our EP “The Queen Of Kings” is ready to hit the digital airwaves as of November 20th. We’re looking forward to introducing the band to all metal core fans around the world.” comments vocalist Joseph Espinosa.

faynenews1Delivering a metal sound coupled with melodic, attitude-fueled breakdowns to compliment their high energy performances full of positive vibes, and ridiculously powerful guitar solos. Fayne will be performing a CD release party in Montreal on November 20th at La Vitrola. Tickets and show details can be found here.

Heavily influenced by bands such as Counterparts, Mastodon, and Periphery, ‘The Queen of Kings‘ features a special guest appearance by Misery Signals vocalist Karl Schubach on their track Nomad’s Land plus was produced by guitarist Alex Gonzalez with the help from Alan Douches of West West Side Music (Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die, Between the Buried and Me) for the final mastering.

Hitting the stage a few times already this year, supporting well-known bands such as Vanna and Ontario’s own Sleep When You’re Dead plus their most notable performance in 2014 was a first-ever appearance at the electronic dub-step outdoor festival, Valhalla Sound Circus. The excitement of a metal band at an electro-fest had the festival’s headlining DJ/producer P0gman injure himself during Fayne’s set. The attention has secured them a spot on the 2015 Valhalla line-up, as well as a chance to support some bigger acts. Fayne has plans to tour Eastern Canada and launching their first official music video to support ‘The Queen of Kings‘. What you need to know is that Fayne is back from the dead and ready to deliver chaos to the masses. Stay tuned.

Track Listing – FAYNE – The Queen of Kings
1.The Queen Of Kings (4:48)
2. Believers (4:05)
3. Isonic Flight (1:48)
4. Concord (4:55)
5. Nomad’s Land (featuring Karl Schubach of Misery Signals) (6:44)
EP Length: 22:22

iTunes – The Queen of Kings:

FREE DOWNLOAD – Believers:

EP Order:

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Wind RoseSymphonic Power metallers Wind Rose have signed a deal with Scarlet Records for the release of their new album ‘Wardens Of The West Wind’. After having attracted enthusiastic reviews with their debut album ‘Shadows Over Lothadruin’ in 2012, followed by many shows all over Europe with renowned acts such as Wintersun, Finntroll and Epica to name a few, the band started working on the follow-up with the supervision of musician and producer Cristiano Bertocchi (Labyrinth, Vision Divine), combining their classical background with powerful guitars, huge orchestrations and epic atmospheres. Cristiano was so impressed with the material that he decided to join the band as their new bass player.

Wardens Of The West Wind’ was produced by Simone Mularoni (DGM). The beautiful artwork was handled by Felipe Machado Franco (Blind Guardian, Rage, Rhapsody Of Fire). Wind Rose surely come as a pleasant surprise for every fan of Melodic Heavy Metal. ‘Wardens Of The West Wind’ will be available starting from February 3rd, 2015.

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u34n_ScreenShot20141119at94606AMNovember 19, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Revered melodic-hardcore giants Stick To Your Guns have announced their North American headlining “Disobedient Tour” in support of their upcoming record. The tour will kick off on February 13th in Sacramento, CA and will culminate on March 8th in San Diego, CA. Supporting Stick To Your Guns will be The Amity Affliction, Being As An Ocean, ‘68 and In Hearts Wake.

VIP Packages are on sale now at, and will include a general admission ticket, screenprinted poster, back patch, download card, meet & greet and 3 song acoustic set before the shows. General tickets will go on sale November 26th.

Stick To Your Guns will release their long awaited, fifth studio album Disobedient on February 10th via Sumerian Records. The album was produced by John Feldmann (The Used, We Came As Romans, Black Veil Brides) and features incendiary tracks like their recently released single, “Nobody,” and guest performances from H2O frontman Toby Morse (on “RMA (Revolutionary Mental Attitude)”), Rotting Out vocalist Walter Delgado (on “Nothing You Can Do to Me”) and Terror vocalist Scott Vogel (on “I Choose No One”). The album will be available on standard CD and Digital formats as well as a Deluxe CD Edition that will include a bonus track and two additional acoustic songs. Pre-orders will be announced soon.

Before heading out on tour in 2015, the band will be performing select shows in December as part of their annual holiday charity dates called “Keeping Warm In A Cold World IV.” A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Wildlife Defence League. For more information visit

Stay tuned to for additional news and updates.

Stick To Your Guns’ “Keeping Warm In A Cold World IV” Dates:
Dec 11 – Rancho Cucamonga, CA – Nitty Gritty
Dec 12 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst
Dec 13 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Dec 14 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon

Stick To Your Guns “Disobedient Tour” Dates:
Feb 13 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Feb 14 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
Feb 15 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
Feb 17 – Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge
Feb 18 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
Feb 19 – Toronto, ON – Mod Club
Feb 20 – Montreal, QC – Paradox Theatre
Feb 21 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Feb 22 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
Feb 23 – Albany, NY – Bogie’s
Feb 24 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
Feb 25 – Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim Center
Feb 26 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Feb 27 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
Feb 28 – Jacksonville, FL – Underbelly
Mar 2 – San Antonio, TX – Korova
Mar 3 – Houston, TX – Walter’s
Mar 4 – Dallas, TX – The Door
Mar 5 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
Mar 6 – Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theatre
Mar 8 – San Diego, CA – Soma

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Night Demon announce new tour dates in January

973Night Demon announce tour package with Skull Fist and Elm Street starts in January!

Ventura California’s NIGHT DEMON will kick-off 2015 with a nationwide tour with Skull Fist and Elm Street. Set to release their debut album, CURSE OF THE DAMNED on January 27, the band will wrap in California headlining the L.A. & Orange County shows celebrating their CD release! Pre-order for the album will be up soon!

The band had this to say about the upcoming tour:

“The young metal attack is in full force with this touring package. It is an honor for us to be on the road with our contemporaries on our home soil.”

Listen here to NIGHT DEMON’s previous recordings and live tracks:

Here are the dates:
1/2/2015 – Albany, NY – Bogies
1/3/2015 – Amityville, NY – Amytiville Music Hall
1/4/2015 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
1/5/2015 – Lemonye, PA – The Champ Venue
1/6/2015 – Providence, RI – Firehouse 13
1/7/2015 – Rochester, NY – Bug Jar
1/9/2015 – Chicago, IL – Red Line Tap
1/10/2015 – Cudahy, WI – The Metal Grill
1/11/2015 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
1/12/2015 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
1/13/2015 – Lincoln, NE – Vega
1/15/2015 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
1/16/2015 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Bar
1/17/2015 – Farmington, NM – Studio 18
1/18/2015 – Albuquerque, NM – The Blu Phoenix Venue
1/20/2015 – Phoenix, AZ – The Nile Theater (upstairs)
1/22/2015 – Colton, CA – Hub
1/23/2015 – Los Angeles, CA – Airliner
1/24/2015 – Fullerton, CA – Riff Haus
1/25/2015 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst Club

***NOTE: 1/23 & 1/24 – Night Demon will headline



WELICORUSS News – Symphonic Black/Pagan Metal

2At the beginning of year 2014 Symphonic Black / Pagan Metal project WELICORUSS became international due to the relocation of band’s leader Alexey Boganov from snowy Siberia to Prague and because of creation of new line up. New-joined musicians are Dmitriy Zhikharevich (Russia, bass), Gojko Marić (Serbia, guitar) and David Urban (Czech Republic, drums). Last week, at 4th of November, band has published at their Facebook page a message that the long time awaited album Az Esm’ is finally ready!

WwzCJi6jkzoThere are many guest musicians, who have participated in recording of 12 songs at this album, playing ethnical instruments and even singing in a small choir. Mixing and mastering were made by Alexey Stecuk (DRYGVA studio), booklet and cover art design were made by Alex MAYHEM.

Alexey Boganov:”We are very happy and we would like to thank everybody, who participated in recording process and those, who shown us their patience and understanding! We are very pleased with final result, because it has exceeded all our expectations, but all additional information will be later, because now we are pretty busy celebrating it)”

Currently band is looking for label, which can publish the album, and prepares a huge tour around Europe on spring 2015.