The upcoming SpiteFuel album “Second To None” will be released on MDD Records on April 7th. The band also publishes the cover art for which Travis Smith (Nevermore, Iced Earth, Opeth) is responsible. The album will contain 11 songs of high-class Heavy Rock with a total playing time of over 45 minutes and will be available in a noble DigiPak.
“Maximalism” USA & Canada Tour 2017 begins February 10, also featuring Failure/Anthem, Citizen Zero and Smash Into Pieces
Over the course of their career, MAMMOTH MAMMOTH have already left a stamp on the music scene and have proved to be one of Australia’s hottest and heaviest rock exports. Now the 4-piece band, well-known for their unique and energetic live shows which are fronted by the charismatic vocalist Mikey Tucker, unveil first details about the bands upcoming 4th studio album titled, Mount The Mountain, set to be released April 28th 2017 on Napalm Records.
Eleven power tracks that threaten to blow your mind, MAMMOTH MAMMOTH yet again deliver stompers that will lead us blindfolded into a hellish inferno of psyched-out riffs and debauched, fist-pumping anthems.
1. Mount The Mountain
3. Hole In The Head
4. Kickin’ My Dog
6. Sleep Walker
8. Hard Way Down
9. Wild And Dead
10. Cold Liquor
11. I Cant Get You Out Of My Head ( Bonus Track )
Mount The Mountain will be coming as a CD Digi Pack, Digital Download and LP Gatefold on April 28th 2017 on Napalm Records.
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Finnish progressive melodic death metallers Damnation Plan have released a new title track single from their upcoming album “Reality Illusion”.
Drummer/songwriter/lyricist Jarkko Lunnas comments:
“Creating this album took us 3+ years of hard work, driving me and some of us almost insane during the process of recording the album almost entirely ourselves. It was a massive task but I believe it served the end result well!
The album deals with separating the truth from the beliefs and seeing it (or not seeing it) through the different bubbles that we’ve learned to live in our stable and modern societies. We are estranged from the reality until we are forced to face it.
The album delivers the message covering a whole spectrum of feelings from an atmospheric and emotional perspective, all the way to the maximal intensity.”
The band is also running a Pledge Music pre-order campaign for the upcoming full length album, out March 10 2017.
By pre-ordering the album from the campaign you’ll get 10+ in-depth video documentary episodes about the making of the album. The campaign can be found here: http://pledgemusic.com/damnationplan
The album was mixed by Dan Swanö (Edge of Sanity, Nightingale, Bloodbath, etc) at Unisound Studios.
DAMNATION PLAN – REALITY ILLUSION
01 – Intro
02 – Beyond These Walls
03 – Rulers Of Truth
04 – Rise Of The Messenger
05 – Blinded Faith
06 – The Empowerment
07 – Maze Of Despair
08 – Iron Curtain Falls
09 – Reality Illusion
10 – A Chapter In Greed
11 – The Final Destination
Total length 56:22:40
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INTERVIEW: Thrash Bombz (Italy)
Interview with (Giuseppe “UR” Peri: rhythm guitar) by Carina Lawrence
Italian metallers Thrash Bombz, following their successful debut 2014 “Mission
Of Blood” are back to unleash their second full length album, “Master Of The
Dead” on the 3rd March 2017 via Iron Shield Records. Find out what to expect
from the upcoming release along with the bands plans for the rest of year from
rhythm guitarist of Thrash Bombz, Giuseppe “UR” Peri…
Can you tell us how Thrash Bombz came to be in 2007? Thrash Bombz was born in December 2007 from the ashes of Necrosis (death/thrash
band from AG), to play Thrash Metal without compromises. The band has recorded
the demotape “Sicilian Way of Thrash!!” in 2012 and in the first days of 2013 the
new EP “Mission of Blood” 5 tracks of Pure Thrash, released on limited “green” tape
for Tridroid Records in October 2013. In January 2014 Iron Shield Records has
released in CD, our first full length “Mission of Blood” with 12 tracks and in
September the new EP “Dawn”. “Master of the Dead” our second full length will be
out the 03/03/2017 for Iron Shield Records!!! http://www.ironshieldrecords.de/
How did you arrive at the name Thrash Bombz? It’s simple and straight in your face with THRASH attitude…
How would you describe your sound?
Evil Speed Thrash Metal.
You recorded your first demotape “Sicilian Way of Thrash’ back in 2012,
how would you say your sound has progressed since the beginning days of
The progression of the sound it’s evident, in the first days we were more influenced
by American death metal of ’90/’91, now our sound it’s a commingling of the great
heavy metal of the ’80s with more speed metal tendencies.
How happy were you with the sound and response to your first full length
2014 album “Mission of Blood”?
Yeah, we had great responses with our first full length “Mission of Blood”, from the
audience in our live show and with the media (radios, ‘zine, etc…).
How do you think your sound has evolved since then?
In the right way, our music grows with us. Now we’re very pride of the new album
“Master of the Dead”, 10 new songs of evil speed metal. More aggressive but with a
touch of melody.
What can you tell us about your second upcoming new album “Master Of The
Dead” which is unleashed on March 3rd this year?
We hope that the new album let us the possibility to reach new fans to make more
tours with the band. We need your support for spreading the disease!!!
Album artwork for “Master Of The Dead”
What was the recording and song writing process like for the new album?
We start with guitar riffs and after this process we make the lyrics.
What were the main influences behind the album?
All the good music, ’80 heavy metal (metal blade era and NWOBHM) thrash fuckin’
metal & and a couple of speed freaks to play this!!!
Have you got any tours or festivals scheduled?
We trying to arrange a Europe tour after this summer between the first days of
What other plans have you got lined up for 2017?
Play in every fuckin’ country of the world!! I hope…. ahahahahah!
1. Condemned To Kill Again
2. Ritual Violence
3. Master Of The Dead
4. Curse Of The Priest
5. Black Steel
6. Taken By Force
7. Evil Witches
8. Evoking The Ghost
9. The Avenger
10. Call Of Death
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WINTERSUN – Unveil Cover Artwork For “The Forest Seasons”
Last week, the Finnish kings of epic melodic death, WINTERSUN, announced their crowdfunding campaign that will start on March 1rst and allows the fans to secure their ‘Forest Package’ – also including their upcoming studio album “The Forest Seasons” – directly from the band. With the collected amount, front man Jari Mäenpää plans to build his own studio that would finally allow him to record his long-awaited album “Time II”.
Today, WINTERSUN unveil the cover artwork of their third album “The Forest Seasons”.
Jari Mäenpää states:
We’re proud to show you guys our NEW 3rd full lenght album cover! The album cover was made in collaboration by Gyula Havancsák and Jari Mäenpää. It illustrates THE AWAKENING of a mystical forest where the seasons are merging together.
By the way, this preview is just 1280 x 720 resolution. Wait till you see it in 5K! 😉
Enjoy guys! This album is sick and minds will be blown! Our INDIEGOGO crowdfunding campaign will start on March 1st where you can order the new album DIRECTLY from us with the highest quality!
– Jari, Jukka, Kai, Teemu
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