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Season Of Mist Signs “Nocturnal Graves”


Season of Mist announcing  the signing of NOCTURNAL GRAVES. The Australian old school death metal wrecking crew will release their next album on the label.

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Regarding their signing, the band commented: “NOCTURNAL GRAVES would like to extend our gratitude to Seasons of Mist and we look forward to working with them on our next releases. We are in the process of writing our third album, so expect nothing less than total death metal Savagery!”

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NOCTURNAL GRAVES formed in Melbourne, Australia in 2004. Two well received demos, ‘Profanation of Innocence’ and ‘Deathstorm’ followed in the same year. Quickly scoring a record deal, the band officially released the ‘Necromancer’ 7″ (2006) before unleashing their debut full-length ‘Satan’s Cross’ (2007). The Australians hit Europe in 2009 and celebrated the event with ‘The Gravespirit Sessions’ Split. Former DESTRÖYER 666 and also RAZOR OF OCCAM guitarist Shrapnel and drummer L.W. joined in 2012. NOCTURNAL GRAVES widely extended their international fanbase with the release of their sophomore album “…From the Bloodline of Cain” (2014), which resulted in an invitation to the 2016 edition of Maryland Deathfest and more shows in the US. The band supported the tour with a limited 7″ EP ‘Sharpen the Knives / Lead us to the Endless Fire’.

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JOHN 5 Reveals “Season Of The Witch”


– New JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES Album, Season Of The Witch, out March 3, 2017
 
– Pre-Orders Begin Early February via iTunes
 
– US Tour Kicks off March 3 in Fife, WA 
World-renowned guitarist JOHN 5 recently announced the release of his upcoming eighth full-length solo album, entitled Season Of The Witch. The fully-instrumental album, which features his band The Creatures (bassist Ian Ross and drummer Rodger Carter), is set to hit stores on March 3, 2017. The album features experimentation with various genres – including western swing, Spanish flamenco, heavy metal and more – thoroughly showcasing JOHN 5‘s diverse virtuosic abilities. Pre-orders will become available via iTunes in early February.
JOHN 5 took a different approach with the release of Season Of The Witch, choosing to share his new music with fans throughout 2016 by releasing several tracks individually in the form of various music videos. Tracks/videos released include the fast-paced “Black Grass Plague”, downtempo, introspective “Behind The Nut Love”, hard rocking “Now Fear This”, jazz fusion marathon “Here’s To The Crazy Ones” (featuring a bit of “monkeying around”), heavy metal Claymation shredfest “Making Monsters”, and last but not least, the whiskey-soaked “Hell Haw”. The videos have garnered nearly a million views, collectively.
“Since music is so visual nowadays, I thought these videos would be the best way to get my music out there, and it seems to have worked – now everybody knows the songs on the record,” states JOHN 5. “I put so much work into this record with the videos, the artwork, the songwriting and the playing – out of my catalog, this is by far my favorite solo record.”
Season Of The Witch track listing:
1) Book of Spells
2) Black Grass Plague
3) Guitars, Tits and Monsters
4) Now Fear This
5) Behind the Nut Love
6) Making Monsters
7) Dr. Evil’s Spook Show
8) Here’s To The Crazy Ones
9) The Macabre
10) Triple D
11) Hell Haw
12) Ode to Jasper
13) Season Of The Witch
A recently released Season Of The Witch album teaser trailer, directed by Josh Hasty, is available for here:
Kicking off the same day as the album release, JOHN 5 and The Creatures will embark on an 18-date US tour, beginning in Fife, WA. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates.
JOHN 5 “SEASON OF THE WITCH” Tour Dates:
3/3 – Fife, WA @ Louie G’s
3/4 – Everett, WA @ Tony V’s Garage
3/5 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater
3/10 – San Jose, CA @ The Ritz
3/11 – Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55
3/12 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
3/16 – Fullerton, CA @ The Slidebar Rock-n-Roll Cafe
3/17 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
3/18 – Las Vegas, NV @ Vamp’d Rock Bar & Grill
3/19 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
3/23 – San Antonio, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Bar & Live Music
3/24 – Tyler, TX @ Clicks Live
3/25 – Houston, TX @ Scout’s Bar
3/26 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
4/13 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House
4/14 – Indianapolis, IN @ Vogue
4/15 – Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge
4/16 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
 
JOHN 5 has worked with a varied range of artists, performing as guitarist for some of the biggest headlining rock bands in the world such as Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, as well as playing session with Paul Stanley, Rod Stewart, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more. Slash has called JOHN 5, “one of the most mind-blowing guitarists around” and Rob Zombie has dubbed him “a fucking shredder”. JOHN 5 has released seven solo albums to date, as well as a remix album, and has written music for the likes of Avril Lavigne, Garbage, Ricky Martin and others. His upcoming release, Season Of The Witch, follows his previous solo work, Careful With That Axe, which debuted on the Billboard Heatseekers chart upon release in 2014.
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LIGHTNING STRIKES – video “Our Lady” – released!


LIGHTNING STRIKES – video “Our Lady” – released!

LIGHTNING STRIKES have released a video clip for the song ‘Our Lady’ off their eponymous debut album which was issued November 18th 2016 via Germany’s PURE LEGEND RECORDS, a division of PURE STEEL RECORDS.

Our Lady’ is LIGHTNING STRIKES’ nod to Rock’n’Roll Hall of Famers DEEP PURPLE, one of drummer/founding member Karpis Maksudian’s main influences and long time favorite bands.  “I grew up in Yerevan, Armenia during the Soviet era and there was no Western music available in stores at the time and very few people had actual Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath records. I think it was in 1974 when one of my relatives came to visit from Beirut and brought with him a mixed tape of rock songs. The first song on that tape was a live version of ‘Black Night’ and that was it for me.  My world instantly and completely changed forever.  From that day on I kept bugging my father to buy me a used copy of ‘Made In Japan’ which cost 300 Rubles on the black market. Mind you, an ordinary worker in the USSR was making 120 Rubles a month at the time! I’ve been a huge Deep Purple fan ever since and own all their albums.

“When we started working on the album, I wanted to do a Purple cover but I wasn’t interested in re-doing any of the obvious songs that have already been covered to death.  I mean, who needs another cover of ‘Highway Star’ or ‘Smoke on the Water’? So I started listening to their early stuff in my car for a few weeks when it hit me that not too many people are familiar with ‘Our Lady’ off of ‘Who Do We Think We Are’ but it’s a killer tune. Bingo! So I asked Rob (Math) and Cat (Tate) to learn it for the album, and then had Derek (Sherinian) come in to do his Jon Lord magic on the Hammond B3, which turned out great.  And Nando (Fernandes), too, did an awesome job on vocals so I’m really pleased how it turned out.  Hopefully the Purple fans out there will dig our version – so far the response has been very positive.”

Originally formed in the mid-80’s, LIGHTNING STRIKES were part the bustling L.A. scene, with a now highly collectable 7” single to their credit, before going their separate ways due to line-up problems.  In 2011, Maksudian began to assemble a new version of LIGHTNING STRIKES, featuring returning bassist Cat Tate (SNEW, RED AGAIN), Berklee trained guitarist Rob Math (LEATHERWOLF, PLAYER), and Brazilian vocalist Nando Fernandes (HANGAR). In addition to Sherinian, ‘Lightning Strikes’ also features guest lead vocal contributions from Tony Martin (BLACK SABBATH) and Japanese visual kei star Noah (AVANCHICK) and koto player Masayo Ishigure.

‘Lightning Strikes’ was mixed by acclaimed producer Roy Z (JUDAS PRIEST, BRUCE DICKINSON, HELLOWEEN) and mastered by Maor Appelbaum (HALFORD, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ANVIL).  The album will see its official North American release on January 20th 2017.

 

 

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DIMMU BORGIR – announce New double-DVD “Forces Of The Northern Night”!


DIMMU BORGIR – announce New double-DVD “Forces Of The Northern Night”!

2017-01-11 – Norwegian symphonic black metal giants, DIMMU BORGIR, finally emerge from the depths of darkness, to mark 2017 as the year of their monumental return. On April 14th, they will finally release their highly-anticipated DVD »Forces Of The Northern Night«, containing two of the band’s live rituals: Their legendary show in Oslo, showing DIMMU BORGIR on stage with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and a bombastic choir, as well as the entire performance at Wacken Open Air 2012 with almost 100 musicians on stage. Both concerts present a spectacular sound scenario of raging black metal in front of an epic orchestral landscape and the band’s unique visuals.

This authentic combination of the beauty and the beast has long seemed like a natural evolution for fans, but much time, arrangements and commitment were necessary to put this gigantic production into reality and fill the stage with 90 minutes of mindblowing sets per night. The shows guide the fans through classics from the band’s discography – from the majestic finisher ‘Mourning Palace’ to the stomping manifesto ‘Puritania’ and the haunting ‘Gateways’… Norway’s DIMMU BORGIR know how to leave nothing behind but pure ashes.

“For us, this is the pinnacle of our career so far. As a band, we’ve always used a lot of symphonic elements in our music. But we haven’t been able to use a real orchestra. We’ve had to use samples, synthesisers and so on, so this was a huge, awesome experience for us!”, states front man Shagrath.

On April 14th, both concert plus a bonus documentary feature will be available in many different formats that will soon be revealed.

And beware… this is not the only gem that the year 2017 holds for DIMMU BORGIR.

 

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WINTERSUN – Reveal Album Title of Third studio album!


Today, the Finnish kings of epic melodic death, WINTERSUN, unveil the title of their third full length album coming in 2017 via Nuclear Blast:

»THE FOREST SEASONS«

“That’s right folks, we’ll leave you pondering a bit what this name means”, teases front man Jari Mäenpää. “Next week we’ll release the album tracklist and everything will become very clear to you! Promise!”

Last week, the Finnish mastermind unveiled the very first information about the band’s upcoming studio album – read the full text here:

WHAT IS “IT”?
It’s 2017 folks, and it’s going to be a great year! Time for some big WINTERSUN news? Yes, it is!
When we said that “IT IS DONE”, we did not mean »Time II«, but we meant a NEW ALBUM for sure! »Time II« won’t be the next WINTERSUN album, because of reasons you already know from past updates and interviews.

So what is IT? IT is a NEW ALBUM and it is 100% done! And no, that’s not the name of the album. This album will be something new and different, but equally great or perhaps even better in some ways. Over 53 minutes of solid WINTERSUN material (with no intro tracks) and with a killer concept!

This album will be THE 3rd FULL LENGTH WINTERSUN album. We will release the name of it soon and other details such as the track list etc. We’re gonna start putting the pieces of the puzzle together for you guys, how it’s going to be released and what will happen… It will be a whole new experience! It will all make sense to you very soon!

And this album is not the only thing we’ve done, not by a long shot! In fact your minds will be blown soon! That is a guarantee. So click the notifications ON in our WINTERSUN page, if you don’t want to miss out on the new album! (Because of Facebook algorithm reach limit). THANKS GUYS!

 

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Ancara releases new album “Garden Of Chains”


Finnish Alternative Hard Rock Band ANCARA will release it’s fourth studio album ”Garden Of Chains” via Concorde Music Company internationally on March 3rd 2017.

On November 2015 AncarA played the highest (unofficially) ever played electrical rock show on Mount Everest at 4600 metres. There was also created a documentary film ”Rockin High” of that trip that has gathered lots of praises and have been shown at film festivals, movie theatres and on Finnish national television.

AncarA will celebrate the release of the album with a release show at rock club Tavastia, Helsinki.

With the earlier albums AncarA has been noted on top 10 on official Finnish record sales charts and on postion 2. on Finnish single charts.

”Garden Of Chains” has been recorded in Finland and at Hollywood, Los Angeles. As producers are Jimmy Westerlund and Erno Laitinen.

AncarA 2017 is:
Sammy Salminen, Vocals
Juha ”Juice” Wahlstén, Guitar & Vocals
Toni Laroma, Guitar
Toni Hintikka, Bass
Rale Tiiainen, Drums

AncarA ”Garden Of Chains”
1. The End (Easier Than Love)
2. Wake Up
3. Feeding The Fire
4. Changes Come
5. Ending Mode
6. Child Of The Sun
7. Perfect Enemy
8. Incomplete
9. The Warmth
10. Garden Of Chains
11. Better Man

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