With their Swan Songs-series LORD OF THE LOST showcase their ability to create fascinatingly heavy classical music. This is the second time the Hamburg-based dark rockers have conjured their music with an ensemble album in such grandiose style. Their upcoming masterpiece titled “Swan Songs II” will be released October 6th on Napalm Records and will feature some of the finest Dark Rock-sinfonia coated by dramatic arrangements with a chamber orchestra. Now the band fronted by charismatic mastermind Chris Harms has unveiled first details about their hotly anticipated record “Swan Songs II” including the cover artwork, track listing and an initial album teaser.
ALTER BRIDGE just recently announced their special Royal Albert Hall shows for early October, which sold out extremely fast, followed by additional UK and Ireland shows subsequently. Due to the great demand to get them back to Europe’s mainland as well, the band now can proudly announce “The Last Hero” tour all across Europe!
Starting in wonderful Paris at the Elysee Montmartre, the tour leads ALTER BRIDGE from France to the Netherlands, from Germany over Austria to Poland, Hungary, Switzerland all the way down to sunny Spain and Portugal, where they also ended their last tour just a couple of days ago! In case you saw ALTER BRIDGE live on this past tour run or somewhere on the Summer festivals: don’t think they won’t add anything new to the set list! Quite the contrary! They will play a totally different set that differs very much to the shows they recently played over the Summer!
So don’t miss out on another amazing live experience with these incredibly talented musicians and get your tickets NOW!
ALTER BRIDGE – “The Last Hero” Tour
Mon 02.10.17 UK – London / Royal Albert Hall – SOLD OUT
Tue 03.10.17UK – London / Royal Albert Hall – SOLD OUT
Thu 05.10.17 UK – Edinburgh / Usher Hall
Sat 07.10.17 IE – Dublin / Olympia
Sun 08.10.17 UK – Belfast / Ulster Hall
Tue 10.10.17 FR – Paris / Elysee Montmartre
Wed 11.10.17 NL – Groningen / Oosterpoort
Thu 12.10.17 DE – Stuttgart / Porsche Arena
Sun 15.10.17 DE – Hannover / Swiss Life Hall
Mon 16.10.17 DE – Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle
Wed 18.10.17 AT – Vienna / Gasometer
Fri 20.10.17 PL – Warsaw / Progresja
Sun 22.10.17 HU – Budapest / Sport Arena
Tue 24.10.17 CH – Zurich / Samsung Hall
Thu 26.10.17 ES – Barcelona / Razzmatazz 1
Fri 27.10.17 ES – Madrid / La Riviera
Sun 29.10.17 PT – Lisbon / Coliseu
ALTER BRIDGE also has a new live album and rarities collection called “Live at the O2 Arena + Rarities” scheduled for September 8, which captures one of the biggest moments of the band’s career, when they played their monumental show at London’s famous O2 Arena on November 24th, 2016. Listen to the band tear through hits like “Farther Than The Sun”, “Show Me A Leader”, “Rise Today”, and ALTER BRIDGE‘s masterpiece “Isolation”, showcasing a band on the top of their game. Other highlights include the Tremonti sung “Waters Rising”, the acoustic-driven “Watch Over You” and their mighty signature anthem “Blackbird”.
In addition, this latest release contains an exclusive full-length “Rarities”-CD that will give every collector cause for rejoice. The CD features the never-before released tracks “Cruel Sun” and “Solace” that were recorded during the One Day Remains sessions. The song “Breathe” from those same sessions was released as a bonus track exclusively for Best Buy on The Last Hero. These tracks join seven other songs that have only been released in Japan until this collection.
This incredible collection of ALTER BRIDGE gems will be released in different formats! In addition to the regular 3 CD audio version, you can go for the ultimate fan experience and get one of the limited deluxe versions which also include an exclusive ALTER BRIDGE documentary with plenty of interviews with the band, their crew and family, giving you an amazing glimpse behind the scenes of this legendary show at London’s O2 arena! Check out the trailer HERE!
Nearly three years in the making, SATYRICON have announced that ‘Deep calleth upon Deep’, their highly anticipated ninth studio album, is set for release on 22nd September via Napalm Records.
Recorded in Oslo, Norway and Vancouver, Canada, during early 2017 and mixed together with revered studio guru Mike Fraser (who previously worked on SATYRICON’s 2006 album, ‘Now, Diabolical’), ‘Deep calleth upon Deep’ is not just a new collection of songs from one of extreme music’s most enduring and reliable bands: this is a wholesale reinvention and a brand new era in SATYRICON history.
Frontman and visionary, Satyr informs us “Approaching this release, what I always kept in mind is that either this is the beginning of something new or it’s gonna be my last record. If this is going to be the last, then it needs to be something special. If there are more records, then I’d better make sure that this is so different from the last one that it feels like a new beginning. I think it’s really, really dark, very spiritual and filled with confidence and energy.”
‘Deep calleth upon Deep’ is a profound statement about the essence of SATYRICON’s music and the eternal value of art itself. Satyr continues, “The way that I see it is that for any art, be it SATYRICON or any other form of art with substance, in order for you to be able to inhale and completely understand it, it will take a little bit of you as well. If you get it all after a couple of listens, you know that it probably won’t stay with you. So the title is saying, ‘From the depth of the people making this record to the depth of the listener…’ If you want to take part in this journey, you should be prepared to dig deep down in the darkest corner of your soul with us.”
SATYRICON is also proud to share the album’s front cover – an obscure drawing from 1898 by perhaps the greatest Norwegian artist of all time, Edvard Munch.
SATYRICON have always excelled as a live band, their evocative performances increasingly becoming special events as their frequency is dialled back to accommodate the Oslo band’s new ‘modus operandi’. The band are set to play a European run of dates in support of Deep calleth upon Deep:
13.07.17 DE – Balingen / Bang Your Head Festival
15.07.17 LI – Anyksciai / Devilstone Festival
23.07.17 FR – Simandre-Sur- Suran / Ragnard Rock Festival
24.09.17 DE – Hamburg / Grünspan
25.09.17 DE – Essen / Turock
26.09.17 NL – Tilburg – 013
27.09.17 BE – Vosselaar / Biebob
29.09.17 UK – London / Heaven
30.09.17 FR – Paris / La Maroquinerie
01.10.17 FR – Nantes – MJC De Reze
02.10.17 FR – Toulouse / Le Metronum
04.10.17 ES – Madrid / Sala But
05.10.17 ES – Barcelona / Razzamatazz
06.10.17 FR – Montpellier / Rockstore
07.10.17 IT – Bologna / Zona Roveri
09.10.17 CH – Zurich / Dynamo
10.10.17 DE – Munich / Backstage Halle
11.10.17 AT – Vienna / Szene
12.10.17 CZ – Prague / Akropolis
14.10.17 PL – Krakow / Kwadrat
15.10.17 PL – Warsaw / Progresja
16.10.17 DE – Berlin / SO36
17.10.17 DK – Copenhagen / Pumpehuset
19.10.17 DK – Aarhus / Train
20.10.17 SE – Gotherburg / Pustervik
21.10.17 SE – Stockholm / Klubben
22.11.17 NO – Molde / Gamle Kulturset
23.11.17 NO – Trondheim / Byscenen
24.11.17 NO – Oslo / Sentrum Scene
25.11.17 NO – Tromso / Driv
29.11.17 NO – Bergen / Hulen
30.11.17 NO – Stavanger / Folken
01.12.17 NO – Kristiansand / Kick
02.12.17 NO – Hamar / Gregers
‘Deep calleth upon Deep’ will be released in digital format, a CD digipak and gatefold vinyl options. Pre-orders will go live in August.
After some initial and recent promising news, EXIT EDEN have now unleashed their first video! Their debut album “Rhapsodies in Black” is now also available for pre-order.
For those who are aware of the talent of these four ladies – Amanda Somerville, Clémentine Delauney, Marina La Torraca and Anna Brunner – they can imagine what masterpiece they would create if they would ever collaborate. But the good news is: they’ve already been busy working together, their debut album is set in stone and EXIT EDEN is ready for take off.
Right on time for the release date on August 4th via Napalm Records, EXIT EDEN have now unveiled a first music video for the track “Unfaithful,” originally by Rihanna, which you can check out right
Four musicians from four different countries with four entirely different biographies, yet all stemming from the world of Rock, now united in one band: EXIT EDEN!
The all-female four piece ensemble unites all attributes ascribed to the new millennium: cosmopolitan, self-confident-independent and ready to do their very own thing! Despite their diversity, the four singers Amanda Somerville, Clémentine Delauney, Marina La Torraca and Anna Brunner blend together personally as superbly as they do vocally with their very diverse vocal tones and techniques that go from opera style to raspy rock! This constellation created extraordinary and powerful ideas and finally became their unique plan to raise EXIT EDEN’s very own edge: to show the world that almost every classic song can be transformed into a solid metal-rock song.
EXIT EDEN’s debut “Rhapsodies in Black”, which will be released on August 4 via Napalm Records (worldwide, with Germany/Switzerland/Austria via Starwatch), is home to a colourful mix of international super hits from Rihanna to Madonna, from Depeche Mode to Adele, and many more. Still and all, it’s miles away from being just a cover album.
“Why a cover of “Unfaithful?” The band explains:
“Rihanna is one of the major artists in pop music these days, always on the edge of being too much, too provocative, too vulgar, yet with a hint of grace of her own. We like that, but felt that it could use a sharper edge and a darker, no-apologies vibe. The accelerated tempo gives it a new energy and spins us into oblivion with the march of banners held high!”
Welcome back the sweet scent of freedom. Breath in the greeheen! BRANT BJORK has come to revive your spirit: The Kyuss- and Fu Manchu legend has just announced his first live record ever!
From the opening guitar riff of “Europe ’16”, recorded in Berlin, one can sense the buzz of classic rock electricity that transcends into new spheres. This is controlled madness between trippy and doomy, groovy and sludgy!
Set for release September 22nd on Napalm Records, BRANT BJORK has now revealed the cover artwork and track list of his first and highly anticipated live record.
“This record is live. Live records are ugly and they should be. When a band plays live, they let their hair down. Live is all that really matters. There are those moments in life when everything is ok and these are the moments when you are doing exactly what your here on the planet to do. You’re right where you are supposed to be with no shame, no fear, no regret, no envy, no hatred and no apology. I always say this band brings a feeling. The feeling is always primary and the sound, secondary. At least to me. In the book of Tao, there is a passage…”naming is the origin of all particular things”. I use here the term ugly to refer to my naming of my particular relationship with my soundscape. my my my. Why the term ugly? Because its the opposite of pretty. As the popular saying goes, “It is what it is”. As for my music, my band and this live record, I prefer to say, “it is what it isn’t”.” – Brant Bjork on Europe ’16.
The track list reads as follows and will surely make every low desert punk heart beat faster:
1. Buddha Time
2. Controllers Destroyed
3. Humble Pie
5. The Gree Heen
6. Lazy Bones-Automatic Fantastic
7. Stokely Up Now
8. Dave’s War-Dave’s Peace
9. Biker No. 2
10. Freaks Of Nature
11. Low Desert Punk
12. Let The Truth Be Known-Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Whenever BRANT BJORK turns on his fuzz pedals on stage, you can always count on him, as he delivers lush Stoner Rock with balls of steel, winged by vivid guitar solos and his creaking whiskey tinged voice. His psychedelic melodies raise to huge groove monsters. The air feels dry from the dust; the inner eye witnesses the setting sun morphing the desert sand into a glowing sea. “Europe ’16” lives from exquisite Desert Rock grade A. Live and pure!
And to also celebrate his first live record ever, BRANT BJORK has just announced many more tour dates for this year! Catch the king of the desert live in Europe here:
04.08.17 GR – Almiros Magnisias / Los Amiros Festival
05.08.17 AT – Waldhausen / Lake on Fire
06.08.17 HU – Budapest / Tixa
08.08.17 DE – Hamburg / Sommer in Altona
09.08.17 DE – Stuttgart / Universum
10.08.17 CH – Duedingen / Bad Bonn
12.08.17 BE – Kortrijk / Alcatraz Festival
14.08.17 CH – Martigny / PALP Festival
After playing a very special live set at Inferno and Metalmania Festivals earlier in spring, Swiss black metal pioneers SAMAEL are now ready to reveal a first glimpse into their upcoming album that will crown their 30th band anniversary later this year!
The band already played the brand new track “Angel of Wrath” live at the above mentioned festivals, and the response from fans and devotees in front of the stage was amazing! Now SAMAEL are ready to release the first song from their new album to the rest of the world.
Founded in 1987 as an old school black metal act that was influenced by the likes of Bathory, fellow countrymen Celtic Frost, and Venom, the brothers Vorph and Xy later developed the band’s style further towards a more industrial dark metal sound that found its previous high peak in those legendary albums such as “Passage” and “Eternal”.
SAMAEL‘s new album “Hegemony” will be released on October 13, 2017 via Napalm Records worldwide! Stay tuned for more exciting news to come!
Vorph: Guitars, Vocals
Xy: Keyboards and Programming
Makro: Guitars Drop: Bass
06.06.17 RS – Petrovaradin / Exit Festival
10.10.17 CZ – Josefov / Brutal Assault
10.09.17 IT – Trezzo Sull’adda / Metal Italia Festival