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Memoriam Set To Release Debut Album “For The Fallen”


Old school death metallers, MEMORIAM, are set to unleash their debut album, »For The Fallen«, on March 24th, 2017 through Nuclear Blast Records. It will contain 8 tracks, incl. ‘War Rages On’, ‘Resistance’ (both featured on »The Hellfire Demos I«) and ‘Surrounded (By Death)’ (featured on »The Hellfire Demos II«).

memoriam-for-the-fallenThe album’s impressive artwork was created by Dan Seagrave (BENEDICTION, DISMEMBER, HYPOCRISY, SUFFOCATION,…).

Dan stated on the cover artwork:
“Starting from the bands thoughts on visualising a kind of funeral procession with a theme of combat, war and in conjunction with the title »For The Fallen«. As with all my works, I then attempt to make the information evolve in my minds eye, and allow imagination to take over those elements. But retaining the core concept. The painting thus depicts.

A funeral procession moving through a long war torn cityscape. Twisted shards of towers & buildings. A cathedral facade stands defiantly, yet riddled with destruction and decay. At closer inspection the structures all seem to be infected with an element of natural decomposition, as if organically inclined to fade with the demise of the season.

The season itself lost in a timeless void. The figures appear as remnants of once soldiers, now strange in their gathered mass. Drawn forwards by the drifting momentum of the procession. Unaware of their emaciated state they follow the commander.
The commander’s elongated appearance is tattered and almost creature like, with the combat style elements and gas mask falsely presenting as a costume.

The procession appears almost ghost like, ancient and serene, slowly moving through this eerie place as if forever.
Far in the background there might still be a war happening, but perhaps in another time. As we view a sub level of reality. Lost in the present. Captured in light, where the war had passed through and we are left in a ghost biology. Where chemicals and history meet to create an inescapable surrealism.”

To give a first taster of what to expect from this highly-anticipated record, the first single from »For The Fallen«, ‘Reduced To Zero’, has been launched today.

 

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LANCER – New Album Out and 2nd Track by Track trailer launched


“Great Swedish energetic power metal with stunning technical virtuosity and brilliant melodies! A must have album!”

METALLIAN (F)

“»Mastery« is like a dream come true for anyone who needs mature arrangements and a slight touch of melancholic darkness in the majestic songbook of traditional power metal. LANCER will easily become the next sweet obsession for fans of early HELLOWEEN, EDGUY and HAMMERFALL, but starting from this album their personality is stronger than ever.”
ROCK HARD (I), Emanuele Biani

“This album is a modern retro masterpiece – in the vein of IRON MAIDEN and HELLOWEEN. It’s fast, it’s melodic – it’s all you need!”
SCREAM (N), Stig Ødegaard

“A technical and majestic masterpiece! With »Mastery« LANCER bring fresh air to the power metal scene!”
MYROCK (F)

The wait is over – LANCER‘s label debut, »Mastery«, is out now through Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork of this outstanding 10-track record was created by Dimitar Nikolov (ROSS THE BOSS, MAJESTY) once again. The final layout was done by Marcelo Vasco (SLAYER, MACHINE HEAD,…).

Order »Mastery« now: http://nblast.de/LancerMasteryNB
Order »Mastery« digitally: http://nblast.de/LancerDownloads

In celebration of the release day, the band from Karlstad, Sweden have revealed the second and final part of the track-by-track series today. This clip features snippets of the following tracks:

06. Follow Azrael
07. Freedom Eaters
08. World Unknown
09. Widowmaker
10. Envy Of The Gods

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BATTLE BEAST – New Video “Familiar Hell”


Five weeks are left until Finnish heavy metallers, BATTLE BEAST, will unleash their 4th studio album, »Bringer Of Pain«, through Nuclear Blast Records. After the release of the first single, ‘King For A Day’, and the first album trailer before Christmas, it’s time for their first strike in 2017: Today, the band has launched another music video for ‘Familiar Hell’, the second single taken from »Bringer Of Pain«. Check out the clip, once again directed and produced by Markus Nieminen (Oy Routafilmi AB), over on YouTube:

 

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Wretch – New Album ” The Hunt”


US power/thrash metal act WRETCH are pioneers of their local Cleveland metal scene and have since forged ahead to become an internationally recognized force of powerful melodic metal with festival performances in Germany and Greece. Prepare for the bands latest release ‘The Hunt’ – a shredding masterpiece that will appeal to fans of Primal Fear, Iced Earth, Helloween and Iron Maiden.

The first album to feature new singer Juan Ricardo who has a voice reminiscent of the mighty Bruce Dickinson, the new album is 40 minutes of exceptional power/thrash that marks the bands long journey since its 2006 debut ‘Reborn’ Released through the prestigious German label Pure Steel Records, who also released the bands previous album ‘Warriors’, the new album will be released in February before the bands upcoming European tour in March alongside Split Heaven.

Release Date: 24th February 2017

TRACKLISTING:

1. Sturmbringer
2. The Hunt
3. Throne Of Poseidon
4. Twilight´s End
5. The Final Stand
6. Fortune’s Fool
7. The King In Red
8. Straight To Hell
9. Pierce The Veil
10. Once In A Lifetime
11. She Waits
Total Playing Time: 41:26 min

Official Sites:

http://www.wretchmetal.com
http://www.facebook.com/wretchmetal
http://www.twitter.com/wretchmetal
http://www.reverbnation.com/wretchmetal
http://www.youtube.com/wretchmetal1

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Svart Crown Posts Frist Track of the New Album “Abreaction”


SVART CROWN: FIRST TRACK OF NEW ALBUM “ABREACTION” IS ONLINE; PRE-ORDER HAS STARTED

After SVART CROWN‘s previous album “Profane“, released in 2013, “Abreaction” is the next logical step for the band, filled to the brim with flawlessly executed, ferocious and malignant premium-class death metal, combining the complexity of acts like Behemoth and Morbid Angel with the grimness of Deathspell Omega and Immolation. So check out the new song “Transsubstantiation” if you want to be part of the journey into the depths of darkness.

“Abreaction” tracklist:
1. Golden Sacrament (5:23)
2. Carcosa (3:44)
3. The Pact: To The Devil His Due (7:21)
4. Upon This Intimate Madness (4:38)
5. Khimba Rites (5:23)
6. Tentacion (3:34)
7. Orgasmic Spiritual Ecstasy (4:56)
8. Transsubstantiation (6:40)
9. Emphatic Illusion (5:43)
10. Lwas (1:10)
11. Nganda (6:08)

SVART CROWN live
On US tour with Marduk and Incantation
02/07/17 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
02/08/17 Atlanta, GA Heaven @ Masquerade
02/09/17 Dayton, OH Oddbody’s
02/10/17 Chicago, IL Reggie’s
02/11/17 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
02/12/17 Fort Worth, TX Rail Club
02/13/17 Austin, TX Grizzly Hall
02/14/17 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
02/15/17 Phoenix, AZ Joe’s Grotto
02/16/17 Las Vegas, NV tbc
02/17/17 Los Angeles, CA Regent Theater
02/18/17 Oakland, CA Metro Opera House
02/19/17 Portland, OR Bossanova Ballroom
02/20/17 Seattle, WA Studio Seven

Further live dates:
February 21st – Le Ferraileur, Nantes, France
February 22nd – Le Temps Machine, Tours, France
February 23rd – Le Petit Bain, Paris, France
February 25th – Le 106, Rouen, France
March 3rd – Le Metronum, Toulouse, France
March 4th – Jas Rod, Marseilles, France
March 8th – Magasin 4, Brussels, Belgium
March 10th – Le Grillen, Colmar, France
March 11th – Les Caves du Manoir, Martigny, Switzerland

More dates to be announced soon!

SVART CROWN line-up
JB Le Bail – vocals, guitars
Ludovic Veyssière – bass
Kévin Paradis – drums
Kevin Verlay – guitars

SVART CROWN online
https://www.facebook.com/SVARTCROWN/

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KREATOR – 4th “Gods Of Violence” video trailer & special tour trailer!


Band photo  by Robert Eikelpoth

German thrash titans KREATOR released the fourth video trailer for their upcoming album, »Gods Of Violence«. Watch KREATOR mainman Mille Petrozza talk about how the new material will work live, how many new songs to expect and what will be special:

 

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