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THE LURKING FEAR – Debut “Winged Death” single; Reveal debut album details


While Swedish Death Metallers THE LURKING FEAR are completing the recordings for their debut album and also performing their debut live-shows this weekend in Sweden, timing is perfect to launch a first digital single and also reveal some details about the upcoming album.

 

You can also obtain “Winged Death” via other online outlets:
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/WingedDeathITUNES
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/WingedDeathSpotify
Or here: http://smarturl.it/WingedDeathEP

The band has checked in with the following comment about the track:

“So, here is the first full blast of pure death metal filth for you maniacs, taken from the 3-track self-titled debut 7” EP! “Winged Death” is our little death metal epos about hungry Lovecraftian insects devouring you from the inside out. It has all the different elements of The Lurking Fear, the fast, pounding death metal mayhem, the slow, creepy horror/doom parts and howling screams of terror. Straight out of our coffin!”

And the status update on the debut album recordings currently taking place at Welfare Sounds (Bombus, RAM, Bombs Of Hades, etc.) in Gothenburg, Sweden reads as follows:

“We are in the middle of wrapping everything up in the studio and have just started the mixing process for the 11 tracks we recorded. It’s sounding nasty and raw, just the way we want it! The record is called “Out Of The Voiceless Grave” and that title sums up what the album and actually band are all about. Our idea is that you get a glimpse of the horrors spewing out from our metal grave of interstellar death. The album is basically our Vortex spawn, a beast with eleven heads, all ready to devour you! We are very pleased with how it sounds right now, as the guys at Welfare Sounds understood our concept immediately and have managed to capture some pure death metal filth on tape!”

Look out for “Out Of The Voiceless Grave” to be released via Century Media Records worldwide on August 11th, 2017.

A video teaser for the self-titled 7” EP can be checked out here: https://youtu.be/CC0G7HSzjKE

The 7” EP, which features the songs “Tongued In Foul Flames”, “The Infernal Dread” and “Winged Death”, can pre-ordered here: http://www.moondawn.se

THE LURKING FEAR live:
12.05.2017 Karlstad (Sweden) – Nöjesfabriken + Merciless & Saint Vitus
https://www.facebook.com/events/377723959271886/
13.05.2017 Gothenburg (Sweden) – Sticky Fingers + Merciless
https://www.facebook.com/events/174125236409717/
09.-12.08.2017 Josefov (Czech Republic) – Brutal Assault Open Air
http://brutalassault.cz
10.-12.08.2017 Schlotheim (Germany) – Party.San Open Air
https://www.party-san.de
11.-13.08.2017 Ieper (Belgium) – Ieper Festival
http://www.ieperfest.com
11.-12.08.2017 Leeuwarden (The Netherlands) – Into The Grave Festival / Aftershow @ Neushoorn
http://intothegrave.nl
16.-19.08.2017 Dinkelsbühl (Germany) – Summer Breeze Open Air
http://www.summer-breeze.de
18.-19.08.2017 Essen (Germany) – Turock Open Air
https://www.facebook.com/turock.openair/

THE LURKING FEAR line-up:
Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates / Disfear) – Vocals
Jonas Stålhammar (God Macabre / Bombs Of Hades) – Guitar
Fredrik Wallenberg (Skitsystem) – Guitar
Andreas Axelson (Disfear / Tormented) – Bass
Adrian Erlandsson (At The Gates) – Drums

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Swedish Doom Trio Monolord hit the UK next week


Swedish Doom Trio Monolord hit the UK next week

Monolord kick off their UK tour next week, on May 18th at The Underworld in London.  The band won many new fans last year with a slot on the Desertfest London main stage, sharing the bill with (Electric Wizard and Trouble) and now return to headline in their own right.

Vænir, the band’s widely-praised and Best Album of 2015 list topping release is available to hear and share via Soundcloud and Bandcamp.

Monolord UK Tour

May 2017
18th LONDON – Underworld, UK
19th BOURNEMOUTH – Sound Circus, UK
20th MILTON KEYNES – The Crauford Arms, UK
21st BRISTOL – Exchange, UK
22nd BIRMINGHAM – Flapper, UK
23rd GLASGOW – Audio, UK

https://www.facebook.com/monolordsweden/

monolord.com

 

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DIAMOND HEAD Premiere New Video ‘Diamonds’ And Add More Tour Dates


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DIAMOND HEAD continue to promote their acclaimed 2016 self-titled album with live dates and a brand new video for ‘Diamonds’.  Guitar World is exclusively hosting the video for here: http://www.guitarworld.com/artist-news/diamond-head-premiere-career-spanning-diamonds-music-video/31145
 
“Diamonds is a song that pays homage to the legacy of the band,” says vocalist Rasmus Andersen.”  It features vintage and modern performance footage from Diamond Head’s career.  It reflects on the band’s 40 years and gives lyrical nods that point to some of Diamond Head’s best songs.” 
 
The video, created by Emmy Award nominee Roman at Snakejam Studios, precedes the band’s upcoming return to the United States for the first of two short runs that include performances at Rocklahoma Festival on May 27th and Psycho Circus in Las Vegas on August 19.
 
“We are really looking forward to Rocklahoma which will be our largest US festival to date,” notes Andersen. “We hope to see and meet loads of fans on our shows between the 17th and 27th of May.  We will be playing songs from our new album and classic catalogue along with one or two surprises for the hard core fans.”
 
Released via Dissonance Productions last June, Diamond Head is the first album to feature Andersen on vocals. Its release ended an eight-year silence for the New Wave of British Heavy Metal icon. 
 
Formed in 1976, DIAMOND HEAD influenced a slew of early 80’s thrash metal bands, in particular Metallica who recorded the band’s “Am I Evil” as a b-side to their 1984 Creeping Death single and again included on the band’s multi-platinum 1998 covers album Garage Inc.  Metallica would record three additional DIAMOND HEAD songs – “Helpless” (Garage Days, 1987), “The Prince” (“One Single b-side, 1989), “It’s Electric” (Garage Inc., 1998).
 
Dissonance Productions additionally issued for the band’s 2005 album All Will Be Revealed and 2007 album What’s In Your Head.
 
Upcoming DIAMOND HEAD tour dates are:
 
5/17 – Ace of Cups, Columbus OH
5/18 – HQ, Indianapolis IN
5/19 – Ribco, Rock Island IL
5/20 – Legions of Metal Festival (Reggies Live), Chicago IL
5/27 – Rocklahoma Festival, Pryor OK
8/19 – Psycho Circus Festival, Las Vegas NV
8/21 – Mystic Theater, Petaluma CA
8/22 – Goldfield Trading Post, Sacramento CA
8/23 – Bossanova Ballroom, Portland OR
 
Diamond Head’s European dates are as follows:
 
June 2017
 
23rd         Tons of Metal Festival, Oslo, Norway.
 
July 2017
 
14th         Dynamo, Eindhoven, Holland.
15th         Bang Your Head Festival, Germany.
16th         Baroeg, Rotterdam, Holland
23rd         Amplified Festival U.K.
 
August 2017
 
5th         Cumbria Rock Festival Haven & Hell, UK
12th         Leyendas del Rock, Spain
 
November 2017
 
23rd         Fibber Magees, Dublin, Ireland
24th         Voodoo Lounge, Belfast, UK
25th         Dolson’s Warehouse. Limerick, Ireland
 
December 2017
 
1st         La Belle Angèle, Edinburgh, UK
2nd         HRH Festival Sheffield, UK
7th         The Robin Bilston, UK
9th         Blast from the Past Festival, Belgium
 
 
Additional European dates are confirmed for November and December.  Check the band’s official Facebook page for more information and tickets.

http://www.diamond-head.net/

https://www.facebook.com/DiamondHeadOfficial/

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DAGOBA – team up with Century Media for the worldwide release of the new album “Black Nova”


On August 25th, 2017, French metal force DAGOBA will release its seventh studio album, “Black Nova”, as a cooperation of Jive/Epic for France and Century Media for the rest of the world.

Formed in 1997 and inspired by 90’s American metal greats such as Pantera, Machine Head and Fear Factory, DAGOBA quickly expanded their furious sound with dark, symphonic and industrial elements culminating on what is to become their strongest album to date, “Black Nova”.

Shawter – singer, guitarist, composer and leader of DAGOBA – helmed the recordings of “Black Nova”, which took place at Eagle Black, his own studio in Marseille, whereas Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Epica, Heaven Shall Burn) took care of mix and mastering. “Black Nova” sounds massive with rich dynamics, towering riffs, vigorous shouts and infectious melodic choruses all over the place. The equally powerful artwork was created by Seth Siro Anton (Septic Flesh).

The tracklist for “Black Nova” reads as follows:
1. Tenebra
2. Inner Sun
3. The Legacy Of Ares
4. Stone Ocean
5. The Infinite Chase
6. The Grand Emptiness
7. Lost Gravity
8. Fire Dies
9. Phoenix et Corvus
10. Vantablack

Known as an impressive live act, DAGOBA are about to set sails for Japan in May with full European touring under way right around time of release of “Black Nova”. Stay tuned for further details in the coming weeks!

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DAGOBA is (from left to right)
Nicolas Bastos – drums
Werther Ytier – bass
Shawter – vocals, machines
JL Ducroiset – guitar

DAGOBA online

www.facebook.com/dagoba13

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THE HAUNTED – Wrapping up new album recordings; Studio teaser, title and release date!


After finishing strong of tour dates with Meshuggah in the UK and Arch Enemy in Central Europe, Swedish Thrash Metallers THE HAUNTED have been busy these last weeks with the recording and mixing process of their upcoming, 9th studio album effort. Recorded at Parlour Studios in the UK with producer Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir, The Exploited), the album is entitled “Strength In Numbers” and will be released worldwide via Century Media Records on August 25th, 2017.

THE HAUNTED’s guitarist Ola Englund has checked in with the following comment: “Working on “Strength In Numbers” with Russ Russell as an engineer and producer has been an incredible experience. His attitude and positivity has helped us to truly do our best when recording. He’s just a killer guy to be around!”, before adding: “All the tracking for the album has been completed and Russ is right in the middle of mixing and mastering it. And from the early mixes I’ve heard, it’s shaping up to be insanely heavy. No clean singing, no banjo, no pickup trucks…so fans of country music are gonna hate it, haha! Seriously: Heads are gonna roll. In a good way…”

A video teaser from recording sessions can now be seen here:

Next to being added to Sweden Rock Festival, THE HAUNTED have recently also confirmed a first string of touring across Scandinavia in support of the upcoming album. Here are the dates so far:

THE HAUNTED – Live 2017:
07.06.2017 Sölvesborg (Sweden) – Sweden Rock Festival
31.08.2017 Oslo (Norway) – Blå
01.09.2017 Stavanger (Norway) – Folken
02.09.2017 Bergen (Norway) – Hulen
08.09.2017 Örebro (Sweden) – Frimis Salonger + Witchery
09.09.2017 Linköping (Sweden) – The Crypt + Witchery
15.09.2017 Borlänge (Sweden) – Liljan
16.09.2017 Sundsvall (Sweden) – Club Destroyer
21.09.2017 Göteborg (Sweden) – Pustervik + Witchery
22.09.2017 Stockholm (Sweden) – Debaser Strand + Witchery
23.09.2017 Malmö (Sweden) – KB + Witchery
29.09.2017 Hultsfred (Sweden) – Mörkaste Småland Festival
30.09.2017 Eskilstuna (Sweden) – Loket
07.10.2017 Hoogeveen (The Netherlands) – Graveland Fest
More dates coming soon…

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REVIEW: VISTA – Allegiance (Single)


REVIEW: VISTA – Allegiance (Single)                                                                                             by Carina Lawrence

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New and exciting alt rock act VISTA from New York are  setting out to take the scene by storm and are rapidly building momentum. With a successful debut EP, ‘Versus’ and their latest dominating single ‘Henchmen’ under their belts already, they are wasting no time by releasing new ambient and feisty single ‘Allegiance’.

From the off the new song is striking with interesting rhythms and is very atmospheric, giving it a deep and dark edge. It is a powerful driven song with strong compelling vocals throughout, and hard-hitting bouncy riffs and beats, giving it the ultimate anthemic rock sound that oozes swagger. This is a song you are going to want to stick on repeat, especially whilst you eagerly wait for their next offerings, which hopefully aren’t far off, as this is the lead single from their next upcoming EP. What they have achieved since their formation last year is impressive and only highlights further that this is a band to watch out for this year.

SCORE: 5/5

The new single ‘Allegiance’ is out May 19th.

To find out more about VISTA:

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ThisIsVISTA
Facebook: www.facebook.com/VISTAband

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