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GHOST – New Single “Rats” OUT + Album Details and Pre-order for “PREQUELLE”


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Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost today announced their fourth sacred psalm Prequelle (pronounced prē-KWELL) will be released on June 1, 2018 via Spinefarm/Loma Vista Recordings. Prequelle is available for pre-order starting today HERE. Limited edition bundles including 8-Tracks, Casettes and more are available exclusively in the Ghost shop HERE.

Fans have come along for the ride for years, not knowing for certain who was behind the anonymous band… that is, until Tobias Forge recently revealed himself as the man behind Ghost. Each album is more like a film release than a record release. In addition to serving as director, Forge conceives the role of every character, and oversees everything from the screenplay to video to wardrobe design to artwork to cinematography to soundtrack.

In an interesting twist in Ghost’s saga, Cardinal Copia has been appointed to take over vocal duties for the forthcoming psalm. Meet him HERE. Lyrically, Prequelle delves into the plague, the apocalypse, and dark ages. The entire body of work is also a snapshot of the world in which we live in on a daily basis, brought to life through an emotive, enlightening, and riveting body of songs.

Lately they’ve been teasing us with different video clips by introducing the Cardinal Copia and album art were leaked few days ago by  100.5 KTED .

“Rats!” will instantly download when you pre-order the new album PREQUELLE from iTunes.
http://found.ee/Ghost_RatsiTunes

Cardinal moves like Christopher Walken  , not sure if the fatboy slip video inspired.

Pre-order for the full album is available via hotstuff.se 

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Photo credit: Mikael Eriksson

Check out the full cover art, tracklist and First single “Rats” below.

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Track list below for LP edition.

 

A1. Ashes

A2. Rats

A3. Faith

A4. See The Light

A5. Miasma

B1. Dance Macabre

B2. Pro Memoria

B3. Witch Image

B4. Helvetesfönster

B5. Life Eternal

Listen “Rats below,

 

Ghost US Tour Dates

May 05, 2018 –  Riverside, CA – RMA

May 06, 2018 – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Music Hall

May 08, 2018 – Houston, TX – Revention

May 10, 2018 – Chattanooga, TN – Tivoli

May 11, 2018 – Cincinnati, OH – The Taft Theatre

May 12, 2018 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore

May 13, 2018 – Columbus, OH – Express Live

May 15, 2018 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre

May 16, 2018 – Syracuse, NY – Crouse Hinds Theater

May 18, 2018 – Pittsburgh, PA – Benedum Center

May 19, 2018 – Philadelphia, PA – WMMR BBQ

May 20, 2018 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre

May 22, 2018 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

May 23, 2018 – Nashville, TN – Tennessee PAC

May 25, 2018 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House

May 26, 2018 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma

May 27, 2018 – Memphis, TN – Cannon Center

May 29, 2018 – Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theater

May 31, 2018 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater

June 01, 2018 – St. Paul, MN – The Palace Theater

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Steelfest Open Air 2018 – Final Hours and Exclusive Performances


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In this current age where political nonsense has become a regular hindrance to the live extreme metal scene, it is becoming less and less common to find festivals, venues and promoters who have been unscathed by the backlash. Steelfest Open Air is one festival in Finland that has had little get in the way of their annual conquest of Hyvinkää.

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PHOTO REPORT: Iced Earth / Sanctuary / Kill Ritual @ Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, 2018.


PHOTO REPORT: Iced Earth / Sanctuary / Kill Ritual @ Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, ON, Canada March 26, 2018. By Pedram Ghadiri/ Dark Art Conspiracy Continue reading PHOTO REPORT: Iced Earth / Sanctuary / Kill Ritual @ Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, 2018.

FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Robbed In Gothenburg, Sweden


Fleshgod Apocalypse’s  Francesco Paoli shot video yesterday to social media, that the band got robbed durinig their European tour in Gothenburg, Sweden.

As a result of the theft, the band will miss the final tour dates.

Help them to get back their stuff and share the news.

See their announcement and video below,

“IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ AND SHARE!
Hello friends, we’re sorry to inform you that we’ll not be able to make it for the last four shows of this tour: Copenhagen, Hamburg, Brasov and Mannheim.
Last night some miserable pieces of shit broke into our van and stole our full live rig, production tools and stage props, drums gear, our signature custom-made guitars and bass (by Rufini Guitars), merchandise and various spare parts. Please let us know if you spot one of those turds trying to resell our stuff online.
Check out these pics:
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If you want to help, you can give us a hand by buying some merchandise from our store (shop.fleshgodapocalypse.com).

This is a tough day for us, but we’re stubborn like a bull and we’ll keep working harder than before, which is the only way we know to overcome adversities.
Old-school we are, old-school we’ll die.

Please spread the word and thanks so much for your support!

INTERVIEW: DEMONIC RESURRECTION (INDIA)


Interview by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

Blackened death metallers Demonic Resurrection from Mumbai, India formed back in 2000 and are at the forefront of the metal scene in their country. Since their formation, they have signed with Candlelight Records and had their music distributed by Universal Music as well as winning some impressive accolades such as Metal Hammer Golden God Winners 2010 and Rolling Stone Metal Award Winners 2010 & 2014 across various categories. Their latest album ‘Dashavatar’ was released last year (2017) but although ideas have begun for a potential sixth album things seem uncertain for the band and a new album may not be on the cards for a while or at all as vocalist/rhythm guitarist, Sahil “The Demonstealer” Makhija honestly discusses the bands past, present and future, including their upcoming UK tour in May which they are very excited for…

Can you tell us about your formation back in 2000?

I was 18 years old when I formed Demonic Resurrection but I had been writing material since 2 years prior and I had been looking for band members since then. I was frustrated with not finding members for the band and was ready to go on stage with my computer and play a show. Lucky for me I ran into an old school friend Prashant (who was studying in America but returned to India for a break) and he agreed to join the band and with him came another schoolmate of mine Aditya who played guitar and a drummer Yash who was living in their area. I asked another friend of mine Farhad who was a keyboardist to join us. This is how I managed to get the first line up of the band together.

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INTERVIEW: ALLEGAEON (US)


by Carina Lawrence/ Dark Art Conspiracy

Modern melodic death metallers Allegaeon from Colorado, US quickly established themselves in the metal scene, less than a year after their formation and releasing their self-titled EP they signed with Metal Blade Records in 2009 and they have been going strong ever since. They are currently working on their fifth anticipated album and touring with Ne Obliviscaris in Europe so I caught up with guitarist Greg Burgess to discuss this and more…

So you guys formed a decade ago now back in 2008, can you tell us about how the band came to be?

I moved to Colorado in 2007, to get my masters degree in Classical Guitar Performance, at Lamont School of Music. While I was prepping for school I spent my days practising and looking for a band to join. Every band I contacted wasn’t really interested until Allegiance sent me a message on MySpace.  At that point, it was a whole different group of guys. The lineup shifted until right before we tracked our self-titled EP and we changed our name to Allegaeon.

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