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AMARANTHE Release New Single ‘Outer Dimensions’ From Upcoming Album The Catalyst

Elize Ryd | vocals
Mikael Sehlin I growls
Nils Molin | vocals
Olof Mörck | guitars, keyboards
Johan Andreassen | bass
Morten Løwe Sørensen | drums

Swedish metal virtuosos AMARANTHE break through the grey November clouds, ready to cure your seasonal blues with their new uplifting track ‘Outer Dimensions’!
Once again, high energy vibes paired with a catchy chorus and garnished with some heavy riffs and impressive growls, this song is determined to live up to its name and take the listener to higher spaces.

AMARANTHE‘s Olof Mörck states: “Dimensions and galaxies collide in our latest single ‘Outer Dimensions’, which takes you on a journey from the introspective and obscure, all the way to a sparkling cosmos of an epic chorus! We feel that it showcases ‘The Catalyst’s diversity, all in one track while remaining very recognizably AMARANTHE. The song is masterfully counterpointed by a tour de force of a video, directed by long-time collaborator Patric Ullaeus – so let us bring you the furthest reaches of your imagination with ‘Outer Dimensions’ soon!”
‘Outer Dimensions’ is the third single from AMARANTHE‘s forthcoming album The Catalyst, that will see the light of the day on February 23rd, 2024, via Nuclear Blast Records. The album will be available digitally and in different physical formats including CD, Vinyl, a 2CD Special Edition, and a band-exclusive Vinyl that will come with a signed poster.
Presave or preorder your format of choice here:

‘Outer Dimensions’ comes with a fantastic new video that the band released today. Watch it here: The Catalyst is the most conceptually coherent piece of work in AMARANTHE‘s storied history. Dedicated to notions of transformation and revelation, it delves deeper than any previous album, as Olof Mörck explains.

“We’ve done these things before, but we’ve never been as theatrical as we have this time,” Mörck grins. “In fact, we all questioned whether we went too far this time, but I also figured that this band was always this way. Literally, the first seconds of our first video was a big explosion! But yes, The Catalyst is more theatrical than ever. We’ve never really been symphonic or orchestral before, but this time we just thought why not? Because we can! The key to this album is that we let go of the boundaries and decided to do something even more adventurous.”

The Catalyst represents the culmination of 15 years of hard work and the breathless pursuit of a wholly original musical vision. Change is inevitable. Victory is assured.

AMARANTHE recently announced new European tour dates together with UK extreme power metal outfit DRAGONFORCE. The package will be on the road in spring 2024:

21.02. DE Hamburg – Große Freiheit 36
22.02. DE Berlin – Huxleys Neue Welt
23.02. DE Leipzig – Haus Auensee
24.02. DE Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
25.02. NL Tilburg – 013 Poppodium
27.02. DK Copenhagen (DK) – Amager Bio
28.02. NO Oslo – Sentrum Scene
29.02. SE Gothenburg – Trädgår’n
03.03. LV Riga – Melna Piektdiena
04.03. PL Warsaw – Progresja
06.03. CZ Brno – Sono Centrum
07.03. AT Vienna – Gasometer
08.03. HU Budapest – Barba Negra Red Stage
09.03. DE Munich – TonHalle
10.03. IT Milan – Live Club
12.03. ES Madrid – Sala La Riviera
13.03. ES Barcelona – Sala Apolo I
15.03. DE Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
16.03. CH Zurich – Komplex 457
17.03. BE Brussels – AB Box
19.03. DE Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn
20.03. FR Paris – Bataclan
22.03. UK Bristol – O2 Academy
23.03. UK Manchester – Manchester Academy
24.03. UK London – The Roundhouse

Formed in 2008, AMARANTHE walked their own unique path from the start. With a sound that combined the sharpest, cutting edges of melodic metal, electronic rock and razor-sharp pop, their impact was immediate and undeniable. Kicking off with their self-titled debut in 2011, the Swedes blazed a trail through the European metal scene and beyond, swiftly establishing themselves as a dazzling one-off, not least due to the unprecedented triple vocal attack that paired clean tones with exquisite melodic sensibilities and feral growls. Over the next few years, the sextet steadily grew in stature, releasing a series of praised studio records that jabbed persistently at the boundaries of modern metal.


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King Diamond’s “No Presents for Christmas” Reissued on Vinyl in New Colors – OUT NOW!

Release Lineup:
King Diamond – vocals, guitars
Andy LaRocque – guitars
Michael Denner – guitars
Timi Hansen – bass
Mikkey Dee – drums

Christmas time is here again! King Diamond‘s No Presents for Christmaswas originally released in 1985 and now Metal Blade Records is reissuing this 2-track classic on vinyl, just in time for Black Friday. No Presents for Christmasfeatures new cover art and is available worldwide in two new vinyl colors. Side 1 features the title track, “No Presents for Christmas” and Side 2 features “Charon” (from “Fatal Portrait”). In honor of the release, the band has also worked with their US merch company to offer a lithograph signed by King Diamondhimself.

Here’s what King had to say: “We are very happy to make No Presents for Christmas available on vinyl again, and with a brand new cover! Livia worked on the glass mansion on the cover – it’s a mansion she designed that I just loved and said we must use this for something! The cover came out exactly how we wanted it to, and it looks like something you would find in the Christmas albums aisle alongside Frank Sinatra. It has the Christmas feeling, but with something dark and sinister when you examine it more closely. I look like a ghost – the ghost of trying to destroy Christmas! This is the first King Diamond song that was ever released and was originally performed live back in December of 1985, it’s very special to us and we hope you enjoy No Presents for Christmas as much as we do!

Fans worldwide can find the vinyl at: and North American Fans can grab the signed lithograph at King‘s even curated a shirt for you to wear to all of your Holiday festivities at: US: – EU:

US Variant : Black / White Melt

EU Variant: White with Red Splatter

In other King Diamond news, the band recently released a music video for the single “Masquerade of Madness” with David Brodsky and Allison Woest of MyGoodEye Visuals, which can be viewed HERE!

About the band:
KING DIAMOND is quite possibly the most recognizable and prolific personality ever in heavy metal. Revered by icons as big as Metallica and Pantera to inspiring new upstarts like Goatwhore; KING DIAMOND, the man and the band, have left an indelible mark on the history, and now again, the future of heavy metal.

In August of 2008, KING DIAMOND joined Metallica on stage at Ozzfest in Dallas to perform the Mercyful Fate medley made famous from the Garage, Inc. album. Additionally, KING DIAMOND was featured alongside Motorhead‘s Lemmy Kilmister as a playable character in Guitar Hero: Metallica in 2009.

By 2012, KING DIAMOND was prepared to return to the stage for a select number of shows. The band’s triumphant return to the stage were the highlights of both the Hellfest and Sweden Rock festivals in France and Sweden. Fans at these festivals were treated to the largest and most involved stage production in the band’s storied history. Horror concepts from multiple albums were used in the décor; fans can rest-assured that this show will only get larger and more impressive at future performances.

KING DIAMOND continued to hit the stage from 2013 to 2018 including performances at Rock Hard Festival (DE), Copenhell (DK), Graspop (BE), Metal Days (SI), Bloodstock Open Air (UK), Loudpark (JP), Wacken Open Air (DE), a 2014 North American tour with Jess and the Ancient Ones, Fun Fun Fun Fest (US), toured as a part of the 2015 Mayhem Festival in the summer (US), a fall 2015 North American tour with Exodus as special guests, Sweden Rock fest (SE), Hellfest (FR),and Psycho Las Vegas (US).

In 2019, after the release of the KING DIAMOND‘S first new single in 12 years “Masquerade of Madness“, the band hit the road with a series of live shows in Europe including stops at Summer Breeze festival (DE), Graspop (BE), Hellfest (FR), Rock Fest (ES), and with Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats and Idle Hands as special guests for 19 dates across North America.

KING DIAMOND‘s 30+ year musical career is one of the most storied in history of heavy metal, but the tale is not yet over. The most recent release, 2007′s Grammy nominated album Give Me Your Soul…Please, stands as one of the most critically-acclaimed albums in an already iconic discography. Future albums will feature entirely new horror stories, concepts, haunting orchestrations, and the band’s signature brand of heavy metal from the mind of KING DIAMOND and the talented group of musicians: Andy LaRocque – Guitar, Mike Wead – Guitar, Pontus Egberg – Bass, Matt Thompson – Drums. Many more albums, tours, and ventures lay ahead.

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Bay Area Thrash Legends, SADUS, Release First Album In 17 Years, The Shadow Inside

After nearly two decades, the wait is over! East Bay thrash metal legends SADUS have returned with a massively anticipated new album, The Shadow Inside, out today from Nuclear Blast Records. It’s been 17 long years since the release of their last full-length, Out For Blood (2006), and the band sounds just as viciously vital as the day they first lit up audiences almost 40 years ago!

Recorded with Juan Urteaga (EXODUS, TESTAMENT, MACHINE HEAD) at Trident Studios, The Shadow Inside is a merciless masterclass of thrash with blistering tracks like ‘Scorched And Burnt,’ ‘It’s The Sickness‘ and ‘Ride The Knife,” that further cement the band’s metal legacy.

Today, SADUS aims attention towards another standout track, ‘Anarchy,’ which is accompanied by the brutal video below.

Commenting on the song, lead vocalist/guitarist Darren Travis states:

In a world of confusion, people will rise to Anarchy.. there’s no turning back..!

Stream/Purchase The Shadow Inside:

‘Anarchy’ Music Video:

Featuring ominous artwork by accomplished artist Travis Smith (FLESHGOD APOCALPYSE, OPETH), The Shadow Inside, is a contemporary thrash classic with colossal, groove-laden riffs at break-neck rhythm and blistering solos. It’s the record fans have been waiting desperately for and one of the year’s most crucial metal albums.

Commenting on the record’s impending release, Darren Travis says:

I am giddy with excitement for this album to be unleashed upon the world. With the help of the entire Nuclear Blast team, we will bestow a hugely anticipated release of The Shadow Inside!!

THANK YOU for your interest in our little band for all these years. I hope you will find the same release of excitement that WE DO!! The love of METAL is the only reason for SADUS!! Thank you ALL for the undying SUPPORT!!!! Fucking SADUS!!

The Shadow Inside Track List:

1. First Blood
2. Scorched And Burnt
3. It’s The Sickness
4. Ride The Knife
5. Anarchy
6. The Devil In Me
7. Pain
8. No Peace
9. New Beginnings
10. The Shadow Inside

About SADUS:

It has been sixteen long years since the monstrous sound of SADUS last bestowed a new record upon the world, but the time has finally arrived. This November, Nuclear Blast Records proudly presents the triumphant return of the unconquerable SADUS with their sixth full-length studio album, titled The Shadow Inside.

Adorned with the compelling artwork of Travis Smith, the album cover depicts an all-consuming demon of the cosmos fiercely enveloping a tortured soul beneath, perfectly encapsulating the vision and duality that the songs on this record deliver. Founder and drummer Jon Allen shares his excitement about working with Travis once again, reminiscing about their collaboration on Elements of Anger. He points out that several tracks on the new album, such as ‘The Devil In Me’ and ‘The Shadow Inside,’ revolve around the idea of an internal entity constantly pushing us. At times, one might find themselves at the edge of reason, attributing their actions to the shadow within, an external force they blame for their choices. While not a concept album per-se, every song deals with life decisions and the importance of taking responsibility for one’s actions to unlock the best life has to offer. The track ‘The Shadow Inside’ boasts a heavier and slower tone, with a touch of classic, gut-wrenching grind, creating a fitting climax to the album.

A formidable darkness flows through tracks like ‘Anarchy’. Evidently influenced by the tumultuous post-Covid times of mass hysteria, looting, and general loss of control, the melody reflects this chaotic environment. Allen describes the track as “more straightforward and in-your-face, hitting listeners right in the gut. “Despite the intensity, SADUS manages to retain their signature death/thrash blend, staying true to their old-school roots. The aggression remains palpable, allowing their music to speak for itself with raw, unapologetic power.

‘Scorched and Burnt’ follows suit, with its steady beat and chaotic vocals seamlessly intertwining with blistering guitar work. The track gradually transitions into an impassioned melody, igniting a fiery explosion as the song nears its conclusion. Although inspired by the literal wildfires that plagued California during its creation, ‘Scorched and Burnt’ delves deeper into the idea that individuals often feel like someone or something is constantly out to get them. Yet, in the end, the song urges unity, recognizing that every action, even in chaos, ripples through the lives of others.

The process of creating The Shadow Inside was unhurried and unencumbered by unnecessary roadblocks. SADUS allowed their creativity to flow naturally, collecting riffs and writing together in person.The band took their time, nurturing and developing their musical ideas until they evolved into the powerful tracks we hear today. Allen emphasizes that their drama-free and family-oriented approach to making music is one of the reasons their sound speaks so powerfully to their fans. Collaborating with Juan Urteaga of Trident Studios added another layer of refinement to the album, as his expertise in death metal played a vital role in shaping its overall sound.

All that being said, SADUS is not a band that simply stands apart from the crowd for the sake of being different. They stand tall, unswayed by mass hysteria and media influences, choosing to make their own decisions and encourage others to do the same. In a world filled with disinformation and false flags, they emphasize the importance of being smart, using common sense, thinking for ourselves, and remaining aware of our surroundings.

As November approaches, the anticipation for The Shadow Inside is sure to grow. With their uncompromising vision, SADUS continues to stand as a beacon of authenticity and integrity within the heavy metal community, forever forging their path in the ever-evolving landscape of music.

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CELESTE – Release Video For ‘Plisse Les Yeux Jusqu’au Sang’ Plus New EP “Epilogue(s)” Out Now!

Photo Credit: Xavier Metral
Johan Girardeau – Vocals & Bass
Guillaume Rieth – Guitar
Antoine Royer – Drums
Sébastien Ducotte – Guitar

French extreme metal avant-gardists CELESTE have released a video for the song ‘Plisse les yeux jusqu’au sang‘ from their new EP, Epilogue(s), which is out today through Nuclear Blast Records.

The EP features three exclusive bonus tracks from their most recent album, Assassine(s) (2022). Epilogue(s) beautifully concludes the transformative journey CELESTEembarked upon two years ago. Pushing the boundaries of heavy music once again, CELESTEdelivers a sonic tapestry of stunning diversity, immersing listeners in a realm where ethereal melodies meet raw power. Prepare to be captivated as the band’s artistic vision reaches its pinnacle, leaving an indelible mark on your musical soul.

And now embark on a spellbinding cinematic journey with the vdeo for ‘Plisse les yeux jusqu’au sang‘, a song which sees CELESTEcombine hauntingly melodic textures with probably their heaviest riffs to date.



OUT: 17 November 2023

01. Il Se Vide Lentement
02. Plisse Les Yeux Jusqu’au Sang
03. With Idle Hands

Available Formats:
Digital Album
LP (Black & White Marbled)




Having played more than 500 shows around the world, including appearances at several prestigious extreme music festivals, theaters and venues (Hellfest, Roskilde, Copenhell, SummerBreeze, Brutal Assault, Roadburn, Psycho Las Vegas…), with one EP and six albums under their belt, CELESTE have succeeded in creating their own musical atmosphere and are today considered to be one of the most important bands of the “French Avant-Garde Black-Metal” scene.

For 15 years, this French metal band has crafted a hybrid sound that defies easy categorization but remains unmistakable. By skillfully blending elements of black metal, post-metal, and hardcore, CELESTE has created a singular and immersive musical experience, characterized by its violence, oppressiveness, and darkness.

While CELESTE is renowned for their musical prowess, their live shows are equally famous for their apocalyptic and suffocating experiences. Immersed in complete darkness and thick smoke, the audience relies on strobe flashes and the red beams of the musicians’ headlamps for guidance.

This band has become one of the defining groups of their generation. Cult favorites for a notoriously picky group of fans, it’s easy to see why CELESTE are viewed as some of the best out there right now” METAL INJECTIONRevisit CELESTE‘s most recent album, ASSASSINE(S):

Check out the previously released music videos from ASSASSINE(S), here:

‘Nonchalantes De Beauté’:
Des Torrents De Coups‘:
De Tes Yeux Bleux Perlés‘:
Le Coeur Noir Charbon‘:
Elle répète froidement‘ :

CELESTE Live 2024:

23.02. FR Lyon – Marché Gare

… more dates to be announced soon

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Season of Mist Partner w/ Nonprofit ft. Megadeth, Sepultura, Obituary And Other Legends Of Metal To Support Forests in Costa Rica.

Season of Mist is partnering with the musicians of Savage Lands. Through this partnership, we’ll bang our heads together with members of Megadeth, Sepultura, Obituary and other legends of metal to support forests in Costa Rica. This is the first time a record label will be partnering & releasing the music of a non-profit organization.

*Listening to Savage Lands is already donating directly to this forest preservation effort.*

Watch the video for “The Last Howl”:

More music is coming from Savage Lands next year. In the meantime, please share the news about “The Last Howl”, along with information about how the metal community can support this cause.

After seeing first-hand how deforestation threatens Costa Rica’s ecosystem, two angry metalheads started their own non-profit organization. Named after their joint passion for savage heavy metal and wildlife preservation, SAVAGE LANDS was founded in 2022 by Megadeth drummer Dirk Verbeuren and musician-turned-activist Sylvain Demercastel, who’s a resident of Costa Rico.

“Hearing the chainsaw on a daily basis, because of a recent real estate fever destroying Costa Rica’s ecosystem, we thought it was time to start a new type of action”, says Sylvain. “We are reaching out to this great active community of metalheads.”

Today, SAVAGE LANDS are debuting their first single. “The Last Howl” features Andres Kisser (Sepultura) and John Tardy (Obituary). 100% of the song’s royalties will go toward protecting threatened lands from deforestation.

Listening is already donating directly to the forest preservation effort. An extra step can always be taken by directly donating to the cause through:

Learn more about Savage Lands

Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth) – Drums
Sylvain Demercastel – Guitar
Andreas Kisser (Sepultura) – Guitar
John Tardy (Obituary) – Vocals
Poun (Black Bomb A) – Vocals
Etienne Treton (Black Bomb A) – Bass

Savage Lands / Adair Daufembach / John Tardy / Andreas Kisser / Steeven Corsini

Savage Lands

Mixing & Mastering
HK – Vamacara Studio


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Metal Blade Records to Release 2 Different Versions of Slayer’s “Show No Mercy” on Vinyl in Celebration of the Album’s 40th Anniversary

February 16, 2024

Formed in 1981, Slayer assaulted the world with a new hybrid of metal and punk – heavier, faster and darker than the rest – and set a new standard, defining not only a genre, but an attitude. Throughout Slayer‘s history, the band never faltered in unleashing their extreme and focused aural assault, and repudiating temptations, Slayer always chose to remain crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the mainstream.

Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, Show No Mercy is the debut studio album by American thrash metal masters, Slayer. The album was initially released on December 3, 1983, by Metal Blade Records, who, in honor of Show No Mercy‘s 40th anniversary, will be unleashing two unique pieces of vinyl for fans: A limited edition “Blood” filled liquid vinyl – limited to 250 worldwide, and the Show No Mercy (40th Anniversary Edition) vinyl set that includes a Gold Black Dust LP mastered for vinyl from the original master tapes by Patrick W. Engel at TEMPLE OF DISHARMONY, a slipmat, poster, show flyers, signing card, and an LP booklet featuring the story of Show No Mercy, written by J. Bennett.


Show No Mercy (40th Anniversary Edition)
• Slipcase with gold hot-foil embossing
• Gold Black Dust LP mastered for vinyl from the original master tapes by Patrick W. Engel at TEMPLE OF DISHARMONY in May 2023
• 12″ LP booklet
• Slipmat
• Poster
• Show flyers
• Signing card

Show No Mercy “Blood” Filled Liquid Vinyl:
• Blood filled liquid vinyl mastered for vinyl from the original master tapes by Patrick W. Engel at TEMPLE OF DISHARMONY in May 2023
• Limited to 250 copies worldwide!

01. Evil Has No Boundaries
02. The Antichrist
03. Die by the Sword
04. Fight Till Death
05. Metal Storm / Face the Slayer

06. Black Magic
07. Tormentor
08. The Final Command
09. Crionics
10. Show No Mercy

Album Lineup:
Tom Araya: vocals, bass
Kerry King: guitars
Jeff Hanneman: guitars
Dave Lomabardo: drums

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Whitechapel Announce New Live Album – “Live In The Valley” – Out January 26th!

Photo by Stephanie Cabral

Whitechapel is:
Vocals: Phil Bozeman
Lead Guitar: Ben Savage
Rhythm Guitar: Alex Wade
Guitar: Zach Householder
Bass: Gabe Crisp

Live video for “Lost Boy” now available

Watch/Listen to ‘Lost Boy’ HERE!

Whitechapel has announced a new live album, Live In The Valley, which will be released digitally on January 26, 2024 across all digital platforms. The album contains songs from the albums “Kin” and “The Valley” and was recorded live at the band’s 7th annual Christmas Benefit Show on December 22, 2022 at The Mill & Mine in their hometown of Knoxville, TN.

Here’s what guitarist Alex Wade had to say about Live In The Valley:
We decided to record the audio from our 7th annual hometown Christmas benefit show in 2022 where we played a mixed set from our albums ‘The Valley’ and ‘Kin’. We thought this would be a good way to close the chapter on these albums before we start recording our 9th album. The audio was recorded, engineered, mixed and mastered by our very own Zach Householder and we are excited about the way that it turned out. Along with the audio we shot 2 live videos to accompany the live album release.”

Check out a live video for the track “Lost Boy” off the upcoming live album that was created by Marshall Wieczorek HERE.

Track Listing:
01. When a Demon Defiles a Witch
02. Forgiveness Is Weakness
03. Brimstone
04. Hickory Creek
05. Black Bear
06. Doom Woods
07. I Will Find You
08. A Bloodsoaked Symphony
09. Anticure
10. Lost Boy
11. Orphan
12. This Is Exile
13. The Saw Is the Law

Pre-orders for Live In The Valley are now available at:

*Fans purchasing a digital copy of the album will receive a download of the single “Lost Boy” at time of purchase

Whitechapel is currently preparing to hit the road for their last tour of the year, taking to the stage with Meshuggah and In Flames for four weeks including a pair of headline shows. The band will then head home where they will headline their 8th annual Christmas Benefit Show at The Mill & The Mine, marking the band’s final show of 2023. Catch the band live at one of the dates below!

11-21 San Diego, CA – SOMA
11-22 Wheatland, CA – Hard Rock Live Sacramento
11-24 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
11-25 Vancouver, BC – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre
11-27 Edmonton, AB – Midway Music Hall
11-28 Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle Event Centre
11-30 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
12-01 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore Minneapolis presented by Affinity Plus
12-02 Madison, WI – The Sylvee
12-03 Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live at 20 Monroe
12-05 Gary, IN – The Hard Rock Live Northern Indiana
12-06 Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center
12-07 Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Iron Works *Headline show w/ special guests (tickets HERE)
12-08 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
12-09 Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
12-10 Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont Theater
12-12 Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale Theater
12-13 Syracuse, NY – The Song & Dance *Headline show w/ A Fitting Revenge & Quantifier (tickets HERE)
12-14 Bethlehem, PA – Wind Creek Event Center
12-15 Toronto, ON – HISTORY
12-16 Laval, QC – Place Bell **w/ Meshuggah, In Flames, and Voivod
Tour over
12-22 Knoxville, TN – Holiday Show at The Mill & The Mine (tickets HERE)

About the band:
At this stage in the game, the name Whitechapel commands respect. Already sitting on one of the most enviable catalogs in contemporary metal, in 2019 they dropped The Valley, showcasing a confident evolution in their sound and standing as a true landmark release that sets a new standard for the genre. “To me, it was like the stars aligning for us to create our almost perfect record in regard to songwriting, vocal performance, the mix and master, and the artwork,” says guitarist Alex Wade. “We like to look at our albums as chapters of our career, and that is one chapter I will never forget. I think it really solidified that we can embrace a new sound, and if we execute it properly, then the fanbase is going to support and enjoy it.” In 2021, they return with that album’s successor, the mighty Kin, which is an even more dynamic and diverse collection, further advancing the band’s sound into new territory without losing sight of what brought them to this point. “I feel with every album, we learn what worked best on the last one and try to utilize that in our writing. Early in the writing, there was some discussion of the album being like ‘The Valley’ part II, not literally called that, but in how the songs sound and flow through it. It’s very much a storytelling type record like ‘The Valley’ was,” adds vocalist Phil Bozeman, “Musically, we just want to create what we vibe with at the given moment. We write music with how we feel and not what is expected of us, while lyrically the idea of continuing from the story of ‘The Valley’ was always the goal.”

For a generation of fans, Whitechapel are the most legitimately brutal band of the deathcore movement” – Kerrang!

Their music attacks from the first track, and they draw you in, commanding your attention with their performance and presence. This is how I’ve always felt about Whitechapel” – Metal Nation

Whitechapel has certainly become, in my opinion, one of the more unique metal bands still making music today” – Metal Injection

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DOMINATION CAMPAIGN announce second album, ‘A Storm of Steel’; New single and music video, ‘The Iron Beast’, out now

Jason Peppiatt – Vocals, bass, guitar
Joe Haley – Drums, recording, mixing, mastering

Tasmania, Australia old school death metal duo DOMINATION CAMPAIGNhas today announced their sophomore album, A Storm of Steel, which will be released via Prosthetic Records on January 12. Comprised of Psycroptic pair Jason Peppiatt and Joe Haley, DOMINATION CAMPAIGN has also shared the lead single and accompanying music video, The Iron Beast.


Stream The Iron Beast via Apple Music, TIDAL, Deezer, Bandcampand Spotify
Pre-order A Storm of Steel here.

Speaking on the album announcement, Jason Peppiatt (vocals, bass, guitar) comments: “We’ve been sitting on this album for a while now so it’s great to finally be able to announce A Storm of Steel – which will be kicking off our 2024 with a bang. I’ve been obsessed with old school death metal since the time when it was new enough to simply be called ‘death metal’.”

Speaking on The Iron Beast, Peppiatt shares: “This album has a touch more melody than the debut and that can be heard in the first single, The Iron Beast, which is one of the faster paced tracks on the album. The track tells the grim (fictional) tale of an army marching on a European town, and sets the tone for the rest of the album.”

Having enlisted Psycroptic bandmate Joe Haley for 2021 debut, Onward To Glory, the winning formula was retained when work began on A Storm of Steel. Jason laid down vocals, bass and guitar tracks, whilst Joe took care of drums, recording, mixing and mastering. Whilst they’ve not strayed too far from the core death metal sensibilities of their first ride out, A Storm of Steel is a more melodic affair featuring guitar harmonies (and even a guitar solo), whilst simultaneously being heavier overall.

Lyrically the album is inspired by tales of war, but unlike other bombastic war-themed albums out there, DOMINATION CAMPAIGN don’t seek to glorify battle. Instead they depict the atrocities experienced – both on a grand scale and the more personal, intimate terror of conflict. The artwork by Peppiatt continues this theme, bringing a visual element to the dirty, gritty reality of life in the trenches.

Uniting old school death metal values with modern production, DOMINATION CAMPAIGN have crafted an eight-track heavy metal odyssey that follows in the footsteps of the likes of Bolt Thrower, Sinister and Deicide. With more than two decades of experience under their belts, DOMINATION CAMPAIGN have refined the art of bringing fetid tales to life in the great tradition of death metal.

A Storm of Steel tracklist:
1. Time to Die
2. The Iron Beast
3. Winds of Death
4. D-Day
5. Storm the Lines
6. Pit of Disease
7. 141 Days of Terror
8. Death Landing



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BLEED FROM WITHIN ‘Shrine Deluxe Edition’ Is Out Now Plus Band Release Lyric Video For New Single ‘Overthrone’

Bleed From Within are:
Scott Kennedy – Vocals
Craig Gowans – Lead Guitar
Steven Jones – Rhythm Guitar & Vocals
David Provan – Bass
Ali Richardson – Drums

Bleed From Within have had an extraordinary year. They’ve just stepped off of the Lamb Of God Headbangers Boat cruise, following on from a colossal summer run which took in both headline shows, performances with Heaven Shall Burn and festival appearances at the likes of Brutal Assault (Czech Republic), Summer Breeze (Germany) and Alcatraz(Belgium), finishing up with a 13-date tour supporting Trivium across the UK. This was all on top of a hugely successful debut American tour earlier this year with August Burns Red and The Devil Wears Prada.

To celebrate this exceptional year, Bleed From Within have released their Shrine Deluxe Edition today, alongside a new single titled ‘Overthrone‘, which is accompanied by a lyric video.

Their stunning latest studio album Shrinewas released in the summer 2022, marking the band’s most groundbreaking work to date and staking out Bleed From Within‘s bold intent. The Scottish 5-piece claiming their position as the most exciting prospect in modern metal.

Steven Jones from the band stated,
”Upon releasing ‘Shrine’ in June 2022, it’s safe to say that none of us expected what the following months would bring. It’s been a hell of a year, with our most rigorous touring schedule yet putting us in places we’ve dreamed of since we started the band. This era of Bleed From Within is something we have worked so hard toward, and in this moment we are extremely grateful to all those who have made it possible. To all of our fans who fill the rooms and sing the words, to the team behind the scenes who keep the cogs moving on tour, in the studio, and everywhere between, and to the creative minds that help us bring our music to life – thank you. 17 months since its original release, we are so proud to now present this limited and deluxe edition of ‘Shrine’, featuring all of the songs that were recorded during the sessions. Here’s to the months and years ahead!”

Watch the ‘Overthrone‘ lyric video here:
Stream/order the Shrine Deluxe Edition here:

Shrine Deluxe Edition tracklisting

01. I Am Damnation
02. Sovereign
03. Levitate
04. Flesh And Stone
05. Invisible Enemy
06. Skye
07. Stand Down
08. Death Defined
09. Shapeshifter
10. Temple Of Lunacy
11. Killing Time
12. Paradise
13. The Will To Resist *Bonus Track*
14. Overthrone *Bonus Track*
15. Chemical Carnival *Bonus Track*

Bleed From Within have already announced some 2024 summer festival shows, which are:

Bleed From Within Summer 2024
14-16.06 UK – Download Festival, Donington
21-23.06 DE – With Full Force, Gräfenhainichen
27-29.06 NL – Jera On Air, Ysselsteyn

Watch the visualizer for ‘The Will to Resist‘, also taken from the Shrine Deluxe Edition:

Bleed From Within released their stunning studio album Shrine in June 2022. It was the most fiercely anticipated record of their career, and their most groundbreaking work to date.

More from Shrine:
Temple Of Lunacy‘ visualizer:
Flesh And Stone’ official music video:
‘Stand Down’ official music video:
‘Levitate’ official music video:
‘I Am Damnation‘ official music video:

Shrine was recorded at Real World Studios and at Bleed From Within‘s HQ, UK. The record was self-produced. Mixing was handled by Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood and Sebastian Sendon, with drum engineering handled by Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood, guitar, bass and vocal engineering by Steven Jones, additional production by Jamie Finch, string composition by Simon Dobson and Parallax Orchestra, strings engineered by Peter Miles at Middle Farm Studios, and additional backing vocals by Hannah Boulton on the tracks ‘Flesh & Stone‘ and ‘Paradise‘. TheShrine artwork was created by David Provan, with layout by Simon Atkinson.

Bleed From Within have been to hell and back, but they are no strangers to enduring hardship. When a global pandemic threatened to shut down their plans, the Glaswegians collectively raised five middle fingers and pressed on. It’s no surprise that this unstoppable riff machine continues to crush forward at such a frantic pace – there’s no putting the breaks on the heaviest band to ever emerge from Scotland.

The band’s reputation as one of the most formidable forces in modern metal has earned them tour slots with Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Testament and Heaven Shall Burn, to name just a few. 2021 saw them dominate the UK live scene; selling out their largest ever headline tour in November, capturing hearts on Bullet For My Valentine‘s arena tour, slay a Lamb Of Godlivestream support slot, alongside (literally) blazing performances at Download Festival andBloodstock Festival.

Shrine has taken the most graft to put together of any record in their catalog, challenging their self-perception on both personal and technical levels – the culmination of two years hard work that embodies their artistic might. Armed with the learnings of evolving their sound over the last decade without ever losing sight of their DIY roots, this is Bleed From Within at their very best. There’s no denying the band’s inevitable next steps are world domination, with Shrine a turning point moment.

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Aeons release their dark metallic take on ‘Gollum’s Song’, from the soundtrack to The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers

Never a band to shy away from a challenge, for their latest release the Isle Of Man’s most exciting musical export – Aeons – have taken on a song that the band themselves describe as “one of the most mournful songs ever written”. ‘Gollum’s Song‘ is taken from the soundtrack to the incredibly popular film, The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers and was written by Howard Shore, with evocative lyrics by Fran Walsh. Performed for the soundtrack by Icelandic singer/song writer Emilíana Torrini as a quietly haunting and sombre lament, Aeons have transformed ‘Gollum’s Song’ into a darkly desolate progressive metal masterpiece, that still retains the original’s sense of aching loneliness and despair. The band have delivered their customary stunning level of individual performance as they pay homage to a piece of music possessed of an incredible emotional power.
Return once more to the world of Middle Earth as the Shadow rises again and explore the complex emotions of one of J.R.R. Tolkien‘s most intriguing and tragic creations…Gollum

“Where once was light
Now darkness falls
Where once was love
Love is no more…”

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Rockshots Records – Singapore’s NOPROPHECY Exorcise Their Aggressive Tendencies With “Broken” Off Debut Album “As The Bridge Collapses” Out Nov 2023

Set to release their first full-length “As The Bridges Collapses” at the end of November on Rockshots Records, NOPROPHECY is offering up their next slab of music with the single “Broken”, an intense and aggressive song, fueled with harsh vocals that spit and exorcise from start till its end.

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Spotify –

Established in 2013 by Alveria Sykes, Singapore’s NOPROPHECY has emerged as a formidable force in modern metal. The band’s inception was fueled by a collective passion for music and a desire to unite their musical abilities in a band setting. Each member looked up to revered musicians, aspiring to bring their own unique touch to the musical landscape.

During its formative years, NOPROPHECYsaw a rotation of musicians, but by the release of “After Life Comes EP” in 2016, the band had solidified its lineup, setting the stage for what would become a promising musical journey.

Describing their sound in five words – Aggressive, Melodic, Intense, Groove, and Dynamic – NOPROPHECY has consistently pushed boundaries, showcasing their signature blend of fierce intensity and melodic artistry.

NOPROPHECY anticipates that its upcoming album As The Bridge Collapses” will captivate fans with its versatility. Promising a multifaceted experience, the album will delve into the band’s signature melodic style while exploring various stylistic shifts across metal genres.

“There are so many variations the band incorporates into its songwriting with this album and we believe there is something for everyone. We feel an album should always have a flow from start to finish and that is what we’re trying to achieve with this album. We definitely played around with the choruses more this time, keeping in mind to engage more crowd participation for this album cycle. We want to give the fans a refreshing experience, yet something that is relatable on a personal level.” adds the band

NOPROPHECY invites fans and metal enthusiasts alike to join them on this exciting and diverse musical venture. With their dedication to delivering a powerful live experience, NOPROPHECY incorporates backing tracks during performances to elevate the audience’s engagement. Sykes, now the full-time vocalist, further enriches their live shows through enhanced interaction and increased crowd participation.

Recommended for fans of Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, and As I Lay Dying, “As The Bridge Collapses” is due out on November 24th, 2023 from Rockshots Records.

Album Order –

Previous Single – “Ghost Of Yesterday”
Lyric Video –
Spotify –

Track Listing:
1. Convelescent 0:38
2. As The Bridge Collapses 3:05
3. Ghost Of Yesterday 4:28
4. Sorrows 4:03
5. Burn It Down 3:33
6. Broken 3:31
7. Set Me Free 4:15
8. Voices 3:39
9. Higanbana 3:29
Album Length: 29:21

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TORONTO, CANADA (November 6, 2023) — Lillian Axe founder and guitarist Steve Blaze is now offering guitar lessons under the banner, The Blaze Method. The lessons are geared towards beginner and intermediate level players. However, even seasoned guitarists are getting something from the lessons, as Steve offers a refreshing way to view the instrument and how to approach playing. Lessons are pre-recorded and run for approximately 30-60 minutes. The lessons can be viewed over and over indefinitely. Quite a score, for those who find it difficult to pick up what a teacher may show them at an in-person lesson. Steve also wraps each lesson with a piece of a Lillian Axe song based around the lesson taught.

When you purchase a lesson, Steve makes himself available to respond to any questions via email and encourages students to send in their own compositions for advice. If you purchase 4 lessons, a phone or zoom call with Steve may be scheduled. The Blaze Method, is surprisingly priced very affordably, especially from a professional, seasoned musician and payment plans will be beginning soon. If you’re interested, go to for complete sign up information. Email with any questions.

Steve Blaze talking about the lessons, “There are so many wonderful guitarists in this world, and each one is unique. I have created a lesson series that is unique to my learning history and how I view this amazing instrument. I discuss everything from chord structure, soloing, self development, songwriting and overall mental approach in order to have each student develop his or her own unique style and method.” recently announced the launch of BraveWords Records and now BraveWords Records is excited to announce the signing of Lillian Axe. Look for Lillian Axe to release their first title for BraveWords Records in 2024.

Lillian Axe is a million-selling dramatic hard rock band orchestrating a comeback with their latest album “From Womb To Tomb” and extensive tour dates which included their return to Europe for the first time in years. The album reached number 28 on the Billboard on the Hard Rock Album chart and has been touted as the band’s magnum opus. In 2010, they became the first-ever hard rock act inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. In November, 2021, Steve Blaze was inducted for the second time for his individual accomplishments as a guitarist and songwriter, which include multiple TV and film soundtracks and appearances, sessions for major artists, and nine years as guitarist for legendary rockers Angel. In 2017, Lillian Axe was awarded the Jackson Indie Music Ikon Award for their musical contribution to the Mississippi music scene for the last 30 years. Since releasing their debut album in 1988, the band has toured with icons such as Alice Cooper, RATT, Accept and many others, as well as rocking hundreds of thousands of fans worldwide at major festivals such as Sweden Rock, Firefest, M3 and Rocklahoma.

About BraveWords Records:
There is a serious void which desperately needs to be filled, hard-working and creative bands that have yet to find a partnership and a mutual vision with a professional team. The music-fuelled minds behind BraveWords Records, Brian Adams, Giles Lavery, Tim Henderson and Michael Brandvold, have built the ultimate home for an artist that will take you where you want to be. Collectively, with nearly 100 years of music industry experience under our belts, the BraveWords Records team will take care of all the crucial aspects of your project from global distribution (digital and physical), publicity and media coverage (web, radio, visual), social media blanketing and streaming opportunities (such as Streaming For Vengeance). Where most labels have forgotten the concept of actually marketing a release sensibly, BraveWords Records will construct a viable and comprehensive marketing plan, including visibility at, which attracts a million visitors monthly. BraveWords Records has all senses on high alert as the music industry continues its never-ending transitioning, so the artist will always be aware of new opportunities to build their brand and strive for world domination. BraveWords will also have a focus on licensing film and TV content, both contemporary and retrospective across many genres. As artists and labels transition to the many new mediums available today for their work, BraveWords intends to stay ahead of the curve in providing and actively seeking opportunities for our roster of clients.

With the rapid spread of the world wide web, was born in 2000 and quickly became the CNN of heavy metal. With its team of global writers and photographers, the site flourished with 24/7 updated news, features, reviews, audio and video steams.

For nearly 30 years, BraveWords wears their metal heart loudly on their sleeve, as they celebrate the greatest genre of music with the most dedicated and passionate fans on the planet!