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POWERWOLF’s Back Again With A New Studio Album, “Wake Up The Wicked”, Out July 26!

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POWERWOLF are:
Attila Dorn – vocals
Falk Maria Schlegel – organ
Charles Greywolf – guitar
Matthew Greywolf – guitar
Roel van Helden – drums

POWERWOLF’s New Studio Album, Wake Up The Wicked, to be Released on July 26, 2024 | Pre-Order Your Copy HERE

First North American Headline Tour Begins in August 2024

Headlining the Biggest Arenas in Europe on Wolfsnächte 2024 Tour

POWERWOLF – a band that fills the hearts of every heavy metal fan with joy – will release their highly-anticipated new studio album, Wake Up The Wicked, on July 26, 2024 via Napalm Records! With several #1 chart entries and multiple gold and platinum records, POWERWOLF is undoubtedly one of the most successful current heavy metal bands worldwide. Headline and premium slots at premier rock and metal festivals like Wacken, Hellfest and Graspop, as well as massive sold-out arena shows have further solidified the Wolfpack’s standing at the very top of the scene. POWERWOLF’s high quality releases are steadily praised by critics and fans alike, building upon the successful reach of their songs and impressive official music videos, which have been streamed tens of millions of times across platforms to date.

Fans can get a taste of the massive live shows by ordering one of the formats including the bonus album, Manhattan Metal Mass – Live in New York City, recorded at their first ever US show. Pre-order your version of the new album now!

Pre-Order your version of Wake Up The Wicked HERE:

Wake Up The Wicked Tracklisting:

Bless ’em With the Blade
Sinners of the Seven Seas
Kyrie Klitorem
Heretic Hunters
1589
Viva Vulgata
Wake Up the Wicked
Joan of Arc
Thunderpriest
We Don’t Wanna Be No Saints
Vargamor

Wake Up The Wicked – the highly anticipated successor to the extremely successful previous studio album, Call Of The Wild (2021) – will be released just in time for the award-winning band’s first ever full North American tour, starting in August 2024, followed by their biggest European headline tour to date, the Wolfsnächte 2024. Wake Up The Wicked is once again produced by the outstanding Joost van den Broek at Sandlane Recording Facilities and marks a new benchmark and undisputed career highlight for the band. The new album is hard, surprising and full of variety. While staying true to their established, loved sound, POWERWOLF go one step further and showcase a different facet of their deft musical and technical skills. This is evident, for example, on the outstanding single “1589”, which is based on a true story from the 16th century.

20 years after their formation in 2004, POWERWOLF are expanding their repertoire with the highest quality and adding many future live hits to their extraordinary discography. Wake Up The Wicked is yet another statement cementing the status of the band as a leading force in the world of heavy metal!

Wake Up The Wicked will be available in various formats:
– 3LP Vinyl Box incl 1LP Popup Gatefold Vinyl Wake Up The Wicked red/black marbled, 1LP Gatefold Vinyl black Live in New York, 1LP Gatefold Vinyl black orchestral album, 96 pages booklet, DIN A1 poster – exclusively available via Napalm Records Mailorder – strictly limited!
– 3LP Vinyl Box incl 1LP Popup Gatefold Vinyl Wake Up The Wicked white/black marbled, 1LP Gatefold Vinyl black Live in New York, 1LP Gatefold Vinyl black orchestral album, 96 pages booklet, DIN A1 poster – exclusively available via Powerwolf Shop – strictly limited!
– 3LP Vinyl Box incl 1LP Popup Gatefold Vinyl Wake Up The Wicked yellow/red marbled, 1LP Gatefold Vinyl black Live in New York, 1LP Gatefold Vinyl black orchestral album, 96 pages booklet, DIN A1 poster – exclusively available via EMP – strictly limited!
– 2CD Mediabook + bust, incl Wake Up The Wicked and Live in New York, bust, 48 page booklet – exclusively available via Napalm Records Mailorder – strictly limited!
– 3 CD Earbook, incl Wake Up The WickedLive in New York, Orchestral Album, 96 pages booklet – exclusively available via Napalm Records Mailorder, Powerwolf Shop and EMP – strictly limited!
– 1LP Gatefold Vinyl, oxblood – exclusively available via Napalm Records Mailorder – strictly limited!
– 1LP Gatefold Vinyl, silver – exclusively available via Powerwolf Shop – strictly limited!
– 1LP Gatefold Vinyl, gold – exclusively available via EMP – strictly limited!
– 1LP Gatefold Vinyl, black
– 2CD Mediabook, incl Wake Up The Wicked and Live in New York, 48 page booklet poster
– 1CD Jewel Case
– Music Cassette, red – exclusively available via Napalm Records Mailorder – strictly limited!
– Music Cassette, black – exclusively available via Powerwolf Shop and EMP – strictly limited!
– Digital Deluxe Album
– Digital Album

[2CD Mediabook + bust, incl Wake Up The Wickedand Live in New York, bust, 48 page booklet – exclusively available via Napalm Records Mailorder – strictly limited!

POWERWOLF 2024 North American Tour:
w/ Unleash The Archers
08.29.24 US – Los Angeles, CA / The Hollywood Palladium
08.31.24 US – Denver, CO / The Ogden Theatre
09.03.24 US – Chicago, IL / The Riviera Theatre
09.04.24 US – Cleveland, OH / The Agora Theatre
09.05.24 US – Silver Spring, MD / The Fillmore
09.07.24 US – Tampa, FL / Jannus Landing
09.08.24 US – Atlanta, GA / The Masquerade
09.09.24 US – Charlotte, NC / The Fillmore
09.12.24 US – Philadelphia, PA / The Fillmore
09.13.24 US – Worcester, MA / The Palladium
09.14.24 US – New York City, NY / Brooklyn Paramount
09.15.24 US – Laval, QC / Place Bell

POWERWOLF Wolfsnächte 2024:
w/ HammerFall, Wind Rose
04.10.24 DE – Hamburg / Barclays Arena
05.10.24 NL – Amsterdam / AFAS Live
06.10.24 BE – Antwerp / Lotto Arena
09.10.24 FR – Nantes / Zenith
10.10.24 LU – Esch Sur Alzette / Rockhal
11.10.24 DE – Stuttgart / Schleyerhalle
12.10.24 DE – Frankfurt / Festhalle
14.10.24 IT – Milan / Alcatraz
16.10.24 CH – Zürich / The Hall
17.10.24 FR – Paris / Zenith
18.10.24 DE – Oberhausen / Rudolf Weber Arena
19.10.24 DE – Berlin / Velodrom
21.10.24 PL – Krakow / Tauron Arena
22.10.24 HU – Budapest / MVM Dome
23.10.24 AT – Vienna / Gasometer
25.10.24 DE – Munich / Olympiahalle
26.10.24 CZ – Prague / Sportovni Hala Fortuna

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German Heavy Metal Legends ACCEPT Reveal Second New Single, “The Reckoning”

Photo Credit: Christoph Vohler

ACCEPT are:
Wolf Hoffmann – guitar
Mark Tornillo – vocals
Uwe Lulis – guitar
Martin Motnik – bass
Christopher Williams – drums

German Heavy Metal Legends ACCEPT Reveal Second New Single, “The Reckoning” | Check Out the Music Video HERE

New Studio Album, Humanoid, out April 26, 2024 via Napalm Records
Pre-Order NOW

Check Out The Interactive Humanoid Experience Website and Immerse Yourself in the New Album HERE

ACCEPT’s New Teutonic Metal Masterpiece Humanoid!

Iconic heavy metal institution ACCEPT have released their second new single, “The Reckoning”, off of their highly anticipated album, Humanoid, out April 26, 2024! The dark accompanying music video channels ACCEPT’s captivating live energy and matches the sinister instrumentation and apocalyptic lyrics of the track.
 
Formed in 1976, ACCEPT was the first internationally successful German heavy metal band. Currently, the frontrunners are again at the top of the international heavy metal scene, having stormed the charts with their latest album, Too Mean To Die, peaking at #2 on the Official German Album Charts. Order your copy of ACCEPT’s next masterpiece, Humanoid, now, and check out the official music video for “The Reckoning”below for a taste of what’s to come!
 

Wolf Hoffmann on “The Reckoning”:   
“We’re thrilled to release ‘The Reckoning’ as our second single. It’s is one of our favorites from the new album: hard hitting, solid metal with lyrics about a poignant life theme. We hope the fans enjoy it as much as we do! “

Watch the Official Music Video for “The Reckoning” HERE:

“On Humanoid, ACCEPT once again succeed in channeling the essence of heavy metal: Cutting riffs, sublime solos, big melodies. Must be heard loud!”
– Metal Hammer Germany –

[ACCEPT Metal Hammer Coverstory with excl 7’’ Vinyl to be published on April 12 – Pre-Order now!]
 

Once again finalized by leading metal producer Andy Sneap (Judas Priest, Amon Amarth, Testament, Saxon, etc.) at his Backstage Recording Studios Ltd. in Derbyshire, UK, Humanoid is a towering musical achievement and another world class entry in the ACCEPT catalog, certain to rally fans from around the world. Humanoid will be available in various formats worldwide, some of them strictly limited.

Humanoid joins absolute genre classics like Balls To The Wall, certified Gold in USA and Canada, Metal Heart, and newer masterpieces like Blood of the Nations and the #1 charting album Blind Rage. Their albums regularly place in national Top 10 sales charts, with global sales in excess of 17 million to date.

Pre-Order Your Copy of HumanoidNOW:

Tracklist Humanoid:
1    Diving Into Sin
2    Humanoid
3    Frankenstein
4    Man Up
5    The Reckoning
6    Nobody Gets Out Alive
7    Ravages Of Time
8    Unbreakable
9    Mind Games
10    Straight Up Jack
11    Southside Of Hell

ACCEPT have never shied away from hot button issues, and this album is no exception. Yet the band’s 17th studio album is certainly not a concept album. It deals with topics like AI and how our reliance on technology is gradually stripping away our individuality. ACCEPT offers a warning in this new album and title track single Humanoid. Since singer Mark Tornillo will never be an advocate for the digital age, he counterbalances the title track with raw emotions, frailties, significant Rites of Passage we encounter on the path of life and characteristics that make us uniquely human: feeling uncomfortable, getting older, dealing with hurt, disappointment, and the final stop for everyone: death.   

Humanoid will be available in the following formats:
 Ltd Box incl. CD Mediabook + Flag, Keytool in Guitar Look, Lighter, Photo Card, Textile Sticker – Napalm Records Mailorder exclusive (strictly limited to 1000 copies worldwide)
– 1-LP Gatefold Vinyl SPLATTERED CRISTALLO, BLACK, BLUE, GREEN, YELLOW, WHITE Die-Hard Edition + 12 inch Booklet + Slipmat + Patch + Record Butler – Napalm Records Mailorder exclusive, (strictly limited to 666 copies worldwide)
– 1-LP Gatefold Vinyl SOLID BABY BLUE – Napalm Records Mailorder exclusive (strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide)
– 1-LP Gatefold Vinyl TRANSLUCENT TURQUOISE – Napalm Records North America exclusive (strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide)
– 1-LP Gatefold Vinyl CRISTALLO – JPC exclusive (strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide)
– 1-LP Gatefold Vinyl TRANSLUCENT ORANGE – EMP exclusive (strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide)
– 1-LP Gatefold Vinyl SILVER – Platekompaniet exclusive (strictly limited to 400 copies worldwide)
– 1-LP Gatefold Vinyl SOLID ROYAL BLUE– North American Indies exclusive (strictly limited to 1100 copies worldwide)
– 1-LP Gatefold Vinyl BLACK 
– 1-CD Mediabook w/ 28 pages booklet + 1 Bonus Tracks – limited edition
– 1-CD 6 pages Digisleeve + 12 pages booklet
– World exclusive 7“ vinyl incl. ”Humanoid”and “The Reckoning”, physically unreleased – only available with METAL HAMMER Germany May issue incl ACCEPT cover story (street date April 12th), before the new album drops
– Digital Album

Ltd Box incl. CD Mediabook + Flag, Keytool in Guitar Look, Lighter, Photo Card, Textile Sticker – Napalm Records Mailorder exclusive (strictly limited to 1000 copies worldwide)]

Humanoid is a ferociously electrifying, dynamic and subtly nuanced platter with tongue in cheek humor, as heard in biblical references on “The Reckoning” – an ode to concert audiences – a thrilling new spin on the “Frankenstein” story and “Straight Up Jack” – a track that surely would have been a Bon Scott approved drinking song.           

The opening track “Diving into Sin” gives listeners a hair-raising energetic jolt with its Middle Eastern influenced intro, and an almost aggressive, screaming vocal from Tornillo setting the rest of the album up for a most bountiful feast. “Unbreakable” is as much about the band as it is the bond between ACCEPT and their fans, in the concert arena – an easy going “Hey, let’s do this” kind of rock song. “Mind Games”, on the other hand, has a vintage feel, circa “Metal Heart”“No One Gets Out Alive” seems tailor made for live shows. It says that regardless of life’s circumstances, rich, famous, or not, death is the great equalizer. Upbeat and aggressive with guitar interplay, “Southside Of Hell” ends the disc with a wonderful bit of wordplay, courtesy of Tornillo.           

Humanoid is an album that targets the head, heart, gut and… balls! Listen for yourself!

ACCEPT Live 2024:
 
South American Headline Tour:
29.04.24 UY – Montevideo / Complejo Sala Show
01.05.24 BR – Sao Paulo / Carioca Club
03.05.24 AR – Buenos Aires / Teatro Flores
05.05.24 CL – Santiago / Coliseo
07.05.24 PE – Lima / CC Festiva
09.05.24 CO – Bogota / Royal Center
11.05.24 SV – San Salvador / Gimnasio Adolfo Pineda Santa Tecla
13.05.24 MX – Mexico City / Sala Urbana
15.05.24 BR – Belo Horizonte / Mister Rock
17.05.24 BR – Brasília / Toinha
18.05.24 BR – São Paulo / Carioca Club
19.05.24 BR – Santo André / Santo Rock
 
European Headline Tour:
17.10.24 TR – Istanbul / KCP
28.10.24 FR – Toulouse / Le Bikini
29.10.24 FR – Lyon / Transbordeur
31.10.24 BE – Antwerp / Trix
01.11.24 FR – Paris / Elysee Montmartre
02.11.24 CH – Lausanne / Les Docks
03.11.24 CH – Zurich / Komplex
05.11.24 DE – Saarbrücken / Garage
06.11.24 DE – Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle
07.11.24 DE – Langen / Stadthalle
09.11.24 AT – Vienna / Simm City
12.11.24 DE – Munich / Backstage
13.11.24 DE – Berlin / Huxleys
15.11.24 DE – Neu-Ulm / Ratiopharm Arena
16.11.24 DE – Geiselwind / Musichall
20.11.24 DE – Gera – KuK
21.11.24 DE – Bremen / Aladin
25.11.24 NO – Oslo / Rockefeller
26.11.24 SE – Gothenburg / Trädgår’n
28.11.24 SE – Skövde / Valhall
29.11.24 SE – Karlstad / Nöjesfabriken
30.11.24 SE – Stockholm / Fryshuset
 
Festivals 2024:
05.-08.06.24 PL – Gdansk / Mystic Festival
19.-22.06.24 DK – Copenhagen / Copenhell
20.-22.06.24 ES – Cartagena / Rock Imperium Festival
26.-29.06.24 ES – Viveiro / Resurrection Festival
27.-30.06.24 FR – Clisson / Hellfest
11.-15.07.24 HU – Dunaújváros / Rockmaraton
12.-14.07.24 BG – Mogilovo / Midalidare Rock in the Wine Valley
14.07.24 CZ – Visovice / Masters Of Rock
20.07.24 DE – Pyras / Pyras Open Air
21.07.24 GR – Athens / Release Athens
26.-28.07.24 UK – Ebbw Vale / Steelhouse Festival
31.07.-03.08.24 DE – Wacken / Wacken Open Air
01.-03.08.24 SE – Rejmyre / Skogsröjet
20.10.24 ES – Mallorca / Full Metal Holidays
22.-23.11.24 GER – Weissenhäuser Strand – Metal Hammer Paradise

Tickets available HERE

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Dreaded Metal Pirates ALESTORM Conquer the Aral Sea and Unveil “Uzbekistan”

photo credit: Niek van de Vondervoort

ALESTORM are:
Christopher Bowes – vocals, keytar
Gareth Murdock – bass
Mate Bodor – guitar
Peter Alcorn – drums
Elliot Vernon – keyboard

Dreaded Metal Pirates ALESTORM Conquer the Aral Sea and Unveil “Uzbekistan” + Official Video | Watch HERE

New EP, Voyage of the Dead Marauder, out this Friday, March 22 | Get Your Copy HERE

Currently on Tour in North America!

Oh wow! Just in time for the release of their upcoming EP, Voyage of the Dead Marauder, pirate parties are raging around the world with ALESTORM’s new, infectious single “Uzbekistan”, out now alongside an official music video. The new EP, Voyage of the Dead Marauder, drops this Friday, March 22, 2024 via Napalm Records. 

The crew sails forth with “Uzbekistan”, showcasing a classic pirate metal anthem featuring a synth-laden party breakdown full of intense screams while teaching geography to the greatest historians about the famous pirate-sea-land of Uzbekistan. 

This EP succeeds the  band’s chart-topping previous album, Seventh Rum of a Seventh Rum, which debuted at #7 on the German album charts and #5 on both the US Current Hard Music and Top New Artist Albums charts upon release, as well as six further humorous masterpieces. After a successful UK and Ireland tour supported by Korpiklaani and label mates Heidevolk, and a long crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, they are currently headlining venues in North America!

Chris Bowes comments:
“Oh wow! We’ve decided it is our life goal to become the biggest band in Uzbekistan, so we wrote this wee song about the place. I trust it is 100% historically accurate.”

Watch the Official Video for “Uzbekistan” HERE!

ALESTORM return to the seven seas with new Pirate Metal anthems!

The EP breaks loose with the epic title track Voyage of the Dead Marauder – an accelerating anthem featuring an appearance from returning guest favorite Patty Gurdy, giving the track some extra spice with a hurdy-gurdy performance and captivating vocals. “The Last Saskatchewan Pirate” will transform any gathering into a packed pirate pub with its jolly flute melody, conveying a freeing, energetic mood, before “Sea Shanty 2” uplifts with an instrumental interlude. But don’t fret – listeners who clamor for the band’s most raucous anthems will have their needs met, as closing track “Cock” fully balances out the EP’s more serious tracks with its delightfully foul lyrics. Get on board landlubbers, and embark with your favorite pirate crew on this seaworthy adventure!

Get Your Copy of Voyage of the Dead Marauder HERE!

Voyage of the Dead Marauder Tracklisting:
1. Voyage of the Dead Marauder 
2. Uzbekistan    
3. The Last Saskatchewan Pirate    
4. Sea Shanty 2    
5. Cock  

Voyage of the Dead Marauder will be available in the following formats:
1-LP Gatefold SPLATTER + 16p Booklet, Artprint
1-LP Gatefold GREEN + 16p Booklet
1-LP Gatefold BLACK
1-CD Digisleeve + Shot Glass Set
1-CD Digisleeve
Digital EP

Make sure to catch ALESTORM live on tour!

ALESTORM Live 2024
“Tour Of The Dead Marauder” 
w/ Elvenking & Glyph

22.03.24 CA – Toronto, ON / The Concert Hall
23.03.24 CA – Montreal, QC / MTELUS – Sold Out!
24.03.24 US – New Haven, CT / Toad’s Place
26.03.24 US – Pittsburgh, PA / Stage AE
27.03.24 US – Detroit, MI / The Majestic
29.03.24 US – Milwaukee, WI / The Rave
30.03.24 US – Omaha, NE / The Admiral
02.04.24 CA – Winnipeg, MB / Park Theatre
03.04.24 CA – Saskatoon, SK / Coors Event Centre
05.04.24 CA – Edmonton, AB / Midway Music Hall
06.04.24 CA – Calgary, AB / The Palace Theatre
08.04.24 CA – Vancouver, BC / Commodore
09.04.23 US – Spokane, WA / Knitting Factory
10.04.24 US – Boise, ID / Knitting Factory
12.04.24 US – Sacramento, CA / Ace of Spades
13.04.24 US – Santa Ana, CA / The Observatory
15.04.24 US – Tucson, AZ / Rialto Theatre
16.04.24 US – Albuquerque, NM / Sunshine Theater
18.04.24 US – Oklahoma City, OK / Diamond
19.04.24 US – St. Louis, MO / Red Flag
20.04.24 US – Indianapolis, IN / Old National 
21.04.24 US – Nashville, TN / Marathon

Festivals 2024
28.06.24 FI – Tuska / Sulvilahti 
05.07.24 DE – Rock Harz / Ballenstedt
11.07.24 HU – Rockmaraton / Dunaújváros
12.07.24 CZ – Masters of Rock / Vizovice
13.07.24 AT – Area 53 / Leoben
14.07.24 NL – Pirate Metal Party / Helmond
17.07.24 RO – Metalhead Meeting / Bucharests
20.07.24 IT – Luppolo in Rock / Cremona
10.08.24 ES – Leyendas del Rock / Villena

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Extreme Power Metal Pioneers DRAGONFORCE Unveil New Single “Burning Heart” & Exciting Music Video

Photo Credit: Travis Shinn

DRAGONFORCE is:
Herman Li – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Sam Totman – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Marc Hudson – Vocals
Alicia Vigil – Bass, Backing Vocals
Gee Anzalone – Drums, Backing Vocals

Extreme power metal pioneers DRAGONFORCE have released their epic new album, Warp Speed Warriors, out now via Napalm Records! To celebrate the album release, the band unleashes the official music video for latest single “Burning Heart”! Rapid drum patterns and thrilling guitars carry the catchy new track that arrives with a captivating music video.

Order HERE!
 
https://youtu.be/beOBXRPR7mY?si=GgiBJgHC7ufg3upv

Herman Li on Burning Heart: 
“Burning Heart is another DragonForce song we are extremely proud of. It’s another epic anthem with our signature sound with 10 guitar solos!. It’s been 5 years since we’ve released a new album. We are super excited for the fans to hear Warp Speed Warriors!”
 
Following the Grammy-nominated band’s highly successful previous records and singles, such as the platinum-selling hit “Through the Fire and Flames” (over 240M Spotify streams and 140M views on YouTube), Warp Speed Warriors continues DRAGONFORCE’s legacy with songs that will become instant classics – “Power of the Triforce” has already passed 1.7M YouTube views. Check out the music video for “Burning Heart” below – first album formats are already selling out, so make sure to secure your copy before it’s too late!

Watch the Music Video for “Burning Heart” HERE:

Herman Li on Warp Speed Warriors:
“After four years of creative incubation, we are beyond excited to release what we believe to be our most ambitious and grandiose record yet. This album showcases multiple facets of our artistic abilities, and we invite metal aficionados from every corner of the genre to discover something captivating within its layers. We can’t wait to share this chapter of our musical journey with you, it’s going to be EPIC!”
 
Following the opening track “Astro Warrior Anthem”, the Zelda inspired track “Power of the Triforce” keeps the volume high before DRAGONFORCE temporarily slows it down for the ballad ”Kingdom of Steel”. Rapid drum patterns and thrilling guitars carry the catchy “Burning Heart”, while chanting “Space Marine Corp” features a strong and uplifting chorus. Electronic influences on grandiose power metal anthem “The Killer Queen”hypnotize, as singer Marc Hudson’s vocals reach for the skies. The last original track onWarp Speed Warriors“Pixel Prison”, is followed by DRAGONFORCE’s unexpected yet brilliant cover of Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams (Taylor’s Version)” as a bonus track that wraps up the epic adventure as a bonus track on some formats.
 
Warp Speed Warriors was produced, mixed and mastered by Damien Rainaud at Mix Unlimited in Los Angeles, California with Sam Totman and Herman Li. This album is a matchless, innovative listening experience that continues the band’s legacy with songs that will, without a shadow of a doubt, become instant classics in and beyond the DRAGONFORCE canon.

Secure Your Copy of Warp Speed Warriors NOW – First Formats are sold out already!

Warp Speed Warriors Tracklist:
1          Astro Warrior Anthem
2          Power of the Triforce
3          Kingdom of Steel
4          Burning Heart
5          Space Marine Corp
6          Doomsday Party
7          Prelude to Darkness
8          The Killer Queen
9          Pixel Prison
10        Wildest Dreams (DragonForce’s

Version) – bonus track on select formats
 

Warp Speed Warriors is available in the following formats:
2CD Deluxe Box incl. Bonus Jewel Case CD with 5 bonus tracks, wristband (embroided), poster flag (100x70cm), gaming coin keyring/pendant (with leathercord), packed in a gym bag (Napalm Records Mailorder exclusive) – strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide – SOLD OUT!
1LP Gatefold TURQUOISE marbled Vinyl incl. slipmat, record butler (Napalm Records Mailorder exclusive) – strictly limited to 200 copies worldwide – SOLD OUT!
1LP Gatefold PURPLE Vinyl (Napalm Records Mailorder exclusive) – strictly limited to 400 copies worldwide – LAST COPIES!
1LP Gatefold ORANGE Vinyl (Retail UK exclusive) – strictly limited to 300 copies
1LP Gatefold BLACK Vinyl
1CD Digisleeve incl. 1 Bonus Track
Digital Album incl. 3 Bonus Tracks

DRAGONFORCE Live:

Europe Tour 2024
Co-headline w/ Amaranthe, + Infected Rain
15.03.24 DE – Wiesbaden / Schlachthof – SOLD OUT!
16.03.24 CH – Zurich / Komplex 457 – SOLD OUT!
17.03.24 BE – Brussels / AB Box – SOLD OUT!
19.03.24 DE – Stuttgart / LKA Longhorn – SOLD OUT!
20.03.24 FR – Paris / Bataclan – SOLD OUT!
22.03.24 UK – Bristol / O2 Academy – SOLD OUT!
23.03.24 UK – Manchester / Manchester Academy – SOLD OUT!
24.03.24 UK – London / The Roundhouse – SOLD OUT!

Mutilation On A Spring Night US Tour 2024
w/ Dethklok, Nekrogoblikon, Babymetal*
07.04.24 US – North Myrtle Beach, SC / House Of Blues
08.04.24 US – Charlotte, NC / The Fillmore Charlotte
09.04.24 US – Silver Spring, MD / The Fillmore Silver Spring
11.04.24 US – Columbus, OH, Kemba Live!
12.04.24 US – Cincinnati, OH / The Andrew J Brady Music Center
14.04.24 US – Indianapolis, IN / Egyptian Room At Old National Centre
15.04.24 US – Waukee, IA / Vibrant Music Hall
16.04.24 US – Kansas City, MO / Uptown Theater
17.04.24 US – Oklahoma City, OK / Criterion
19.04.24 US – Albuquerque, NM / Revel
20.04.24 US – Flagstaff, AZ / Pepsi Amphitheater At Fort Tuthill Park
21.04.24 US – Riverside, CA / Riverside Municipal Auditorium
22.04.24 US – San Diego, CA / The Observatory North Park
24.04.24 US – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic*
28.04.24 US – Spokane, WA / The Podium
30.04.24 US – Billings, MT / Metrapark Arena
01.05.24 US – Idaho Falls, ID / Mountain America Center
02.05.24 US – Garden City, ID / Revolution Concert House
03.05.24 US – Portland, OR / Roseland Theater

Formed in 1999, DRAGONFORCE has captivated audiences worldwide with their highly successful records and iconic singles, including the platinum-selling hit “Through the Fire and Flames” – the ultimate challenge for gamers on the legendary “Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock”. Renowned for their epic compositions that expand the boundaries of heavy metal, on their highly anticipated new full-length, DRAGONFORCE explore a wider range of varying musical styles than ever before, evolving their sound throughout the exciting musical journey.

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New Music From ACCEPT! Band Unveils Title Track from Upcoming Album with Official Video Via Napalm Records

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ACCEPT are:
Wolf Hoffmann – guitar
Mark Tornillo – vocals
Uwe Lulis – guitar
Martin Motnik – bass
Christopher Williams – drums

Legendary Heavy Metal Force ACCEPT Unveil Title Track from Upcoming Album | Watch the Official Music Video for “Humanoid” HERE
 
New Studio Album, Humanoid, out April 26, 2024 via Napalm Records
Pre-Order Started, Get Your Copy NOW!

 
Check Out The Interactive Humanoid Experience Website and Immerse Yourself in the New Album HERE!

ACCEPT’s New Teutonic Metal Masterpiece Humanoid!

Heavy metal legends ACCEPT unleash the first single, the title track of their upcoming album Humanoid, out on April 26, 2024! The hard-hitting first single features razor-sharp riffs in true ACCEPT style and comments on our reliance on technology. The dystopian atmosphere of the accompanying official music video compliments the track perfectly, depicting a stark contrast between a video wall and the band performing live in front of it.
 
ACCEPT was the first heavy metal band from Germany to explode internationally, influencing an entire generation of bands. Founded in 1976, ACCEPT has remained at the top of the scene with countless sold-out shows, headline slots at all major international festivals, Gold certifications, #1 chart positions and a colossal number of albums sold throughout the years.
 
Fans will get their chance to hear the new songs live soon after the release of Humanoid on ACCEPT’s South American tour, kicking off at the end of April, as well as at many big European summer festivals – including Hellfest, Wacken and Masters of Rock. Tickets for ACCEPT’s autumn 2024 European headline tour are also already on sale. Watch the video below and secure your copy of Humanoid now!
 
ACCEPT on “Humanoid”:
“The song plays with the omnipresent topic of Artificial Intelligence (AI). In a strange way, we have entered exciting times now… This Digital Revolution has a huge impact, probably bigger than anything humankind has ever gone through. The Industrial Revolution was huge, but this might be even bigger, and we’re just at the beginning of it. However, I’m also a little afraid that humanity gets lost and pushed aside in all this stuff. The song is pretty impactful and provoking!”

Watch the Official Music Video for “Humanoid” HERE:

“On Humanoid, ACCEPT once again succeed in channeling the essence of heavy metal: Cutting riffs, sublime solos, big melodies. Must be heard loud!”
– Metal Hamm Germany –

[ACCEPT Metal Hammer Coverstory with excl 7’’ Vinyl to be published on April 12 – Pre-Order now!].

 
Once again finalized by leading metal producer Andy Sneap (Judas Priest, Amon Amarth, Testament, Saxon, etc.) at his Backstage Recording Studios Ltd. in Derbyshire, UK, Humanoid is a towering musical achievement and another world class entry in the ACCEPT catalog, certain to rally fans from around the world. Humanoid will be available in various formats worldwide, some of them strictly limited.

Humanoid joins absolute genre classics like Balls To The Wall, certified Gold in USA and Canada, Metal Heart, and newer masterpieces like Blood of the Nations and the #1 charting album Blind Rage. Their albums regularly place in national Top 10 sales charts, with global sales in excess of 17 million to date

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Tracklisting Humanoid:
1          Diving Into Sin
2          Humanoid
3          Frankenstein
4          Man Up
5          The Reckoning
6          Nobody Gets Out Alive
7          Ravages Of Time
8          Unbreakable
9          Mind Games
10        Straight Up Jack
11        Southside Of Hell

ACCEPT have never shied away from hot button issues, and this album is no exception. Yet the band’s 17th studio album is certainly not a concept album. It deals with topics like AI and how our reliance on technology is gradually stripping away our individuality. ACCEPT offers a warning in this new album and title track single Humanoid. Since singer Mark Tornillo will never be an advocate for the digital age, he counterbalances the title track with raw emotions, frailties, significant Rites of Passage we encounter on the path of life and characteristics that make us uniquely human: feeling uncomfortable, getting older, dealing with hurt, disappointment, and the final stop for everyone: death.

Humanoid will be available in the following formats: 
– Ltd Box incl. CD Mediabook + Flag, Keytool in Guitar Look, Lighter, Photo Card, Textile Sticker – Napalm Records Mailorder exclusive (strictly limited to 1000 copies worldwide)
– 1-LP Gatefold Vinyl SPLATTERED CRISTALLO, BLACK, BLUE, GREEN, YELLOW, WHITE Die-Hard Edition + 12 inch Booklet + Slipmat + Patch + Record Butler – Napalm Records Mailorder exclusive (strictly limited to 666 copies worldwide)
– 1-LP Gatefold Vinyl SOLID BABY BLUE – Napalm Records Mailorder exclusive (strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide)
– 1-LP Gatefold Vinyl TRANSLUCENT TURQUOISE – Napalm Records North America exclusive (strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide)
– 1-LP Gatefold Vinyl CRISTALLO – JPC exclusive (strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide)
– 1-LP Gatefold Vinyl TRANSLUCENT ORANGE – EMP exclusive (strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide)
– 1-LP Gatefold Vinyl SILVER – Platekompaniet exclusive (strictly limited to 400 copies worldwide)
– 1-LP Gatefold Vinyl SOLID ROYAL BLUE– North American Indies exclusive (strictly limited to 1100 copies worldwide)
– 1-LP Gatefold Vinyl BLACK 
– 1-CD Mediabook w/ 28 pages booklet + 1 Bonus Tracks – limited edition
– 1-CD 6 pages Digisleeve + 12 pages booklet
– World exclusive 7“ vinyl incl. ”Humanoid”and “The Reckoning”, physically unreleased – only available with METAL HAMMER Germany May issue incl ACCEPT cover story (street date April 12th), before the new album drops
– Digital Album

[Ltd Box incl. CD Mediabook + Flag, Keytool in Guitar Look, Lighter, Photo Card, Textile Sticker – Napalm Records Mailorder exclusive (strictly limited to 1000 copies worldwide)]

Humanoid is a ferociously electrifying, dynamic and subtly nuanced platter with tongue in cheek humor, as heard in biblical references on “The Reckoning” – an ode to concert audiences – a thrilling new spin on the “Frankenstein” story and “Straight Up Jack” – a track that surely would have been a Bon Scott approved drinking song.

The opening track “Diving into Sin” gives listeners a hair-raising energetic jolt with its Middle Eastern influenced intro, and an almost aggressive, screaming vocal from Tornillo setting the rest of the album up for a most bountiful feast. “Unbreakable” is as much about the band as it is the bond between ACCEPT and their fans, in the concert arena – an easy going “Hey, let’s do this” kind of rock song. “Mind Games”, on the other hand, has a vintage feel, circa “Metal Heart”“No One Gets Out Alive” seems tailor made for live shows. It says that regardless of life’s circumstances, rich, famous, or not, death is the great equalizer. Upbeat and aggressive with guitar interplay, “Southside Of Hell” ends the disc with a wonderful bit of wordplay, courtesy of Tornillo.      
 
Humanoid is an album that targets the head, heart, gut and… balls! Listen for yourself!

Tickets available HERE

ACCEPT Live 2024:
 
South American Headline Tour:
29.04.24 UY – Montevideo / Complejo Sala Show
01.05.24 BR – Sao Paulo / Carioca Club
03.05.24 AR – Buenos Aires / Teatro Flores
05.05.24 CL – Santiago / Coliseo
07.05.24 PE – Lima / CC Festiva
09.05.24 CO – Bogota / Royal Center
11.05.24 SV – San Salvador / Gimnasio Adolfo Pineda Santa Tecla
13.05.24 MX – Mexico City / Sala Urbana
15.05.24 BR – Belo Horizonte / Mister Rock
17.05.24 BR – Brasília / Toinha
18.05.24 BR – São Paulo / Carioca Club
19.05.24 BR – Santo André / Santo Rock
 
European Headline Tour:
17.10.24 TR – Istanbul / KCP
28.10.24 FR – Toulouse / Le Bikini
29.10.24 FR – Lyon / Transbordeur
31.10.24 BE – Antwerp / Trix
01.11.24 FR – Paris / Elysee Montmartre
02.11.24 CH – Lausanne / Les Docks
03.11.24 CH – Zurich / Komplex
05.11.24 DE – Saarbrücken / Garage
06.11.24 DE – Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle
07.11.24 DE – Langen / Stadthalle
09.11.24 AT – Vienna / Simm City
12.11.24 DE – Munich / Backstage
13.11.24 DE – Berlin / Huxleys
15.11.24 DE – Neu-Ulm / Ratiopharm Arena
16.11.24 DE – Geiselwind / Musichall
21.11.24 DE – Bremen / Aladin
25.11.24 NO – Oslo / Rockefeller
26.11.24 SE – Gothenburg / Trädgår’n
28.11.24 SE – Skövde / Valhall
29.11.24 SE – Karlstad / Nöjesfabriken
30.11.24 SE – Stockholm / Fryshuset
 
Festivals 2024:
03.-07.03.24 US – Miami, FL / Monsters Of Rock Cruise
05.-08.06.24 PL – Gdansk / Mystic Festival
19.-22.06.24 DK – Copenhagen / Copenhell
20.-22.06.24 ES – Cartagena / Rock Imperium Festival
26.-29.06.24 ES – Viveiro / Resurrection Festival
27.-30.06.24 FR – Clisson / Hellfest 
11.-15.07.24 HU – Dunaújváros / Rockmaraton
12.-14.07.24 BG – Mogilovo / Midalidare Rock in the Wine Valley
14.07.24 CZ – Visovice / Masters Of Rock
20.07.24 DE – Pyras / Pyras Open Air
21.07.24 GR – Athens / Release Athens
26.-28.07.24 UK – Ebbw Vale / Steelhouse Festival
31.07.-03.08.24 DE – Wacken / Wacken Open Air
01.-03.08.24 SE – Rejmyre / Skogsröjet
20.10.24 ES – Mallorca / Full Metal Holidays

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HAMMER KING Releases New Single And Video, “The Devil Will I Do”

Photo credit: Anne Swallow

HAMMER KING are:
Titan Fox V – vocals/guitar
Gino Wilde – guitar
Günt von Schratenau – bass
Dolph Aidan Macallan – drums

HAMMER KING Releases Official Music Video for New Single, “The Devil Will I Do” | Watch HERE
 
https://youtu.be/rh1tQeDubYU?si=hm74H45N09KpTKXe

New Album, König und Kaiser, out March 22, 2024 via Napalm Records
 Pre-Order NOW
 
On the Biggest Tour of their Career with Labelmates WARKINGS in March and April

Heavy power metal in the name of the mighty HAMMER KING!

Mighty German heavy metal/power metal unit HAMMER KING strike with their brand-new hammering single, “The Devil Will I Do”, together with an official music video! The vigorous song is cut from the band’s upcoming studio album, König und Kaiser, set for release on March 22, 2024 via Napalm Records. König und Kaisercontinues the storyline of the band paying homage to the mighty Hammer King.
 
With “The Devil Will I Do”HAMMER KING unleash another headbanger hit to heat up the anticipation for their next full-length. On König und Kaiser, the band, led by ex-Ross The Boss vocalist Titan Fox, is joined by noteworthy guest features from the likes of The Tribune of labelmates WARKINGS, with whom HAMMER KING is heading out on a huge European tour with in March and April 2024.
 
HAMMER KING on “The Devil Will I Do”:
“’The Devil Will I Do’ is HAMMER KING’s tribute to Monty Python’s ‘Holy Grail’, especially the infamous ‘Swamp Castle’ scene. It might just be our most atmospheric video, as well. We have turned a medieval castle’s keep into a realm of shadows, and its church into the temple of the King. We have stepped up 108 stories of height in two days, have provoked a major fire department run and endured temperatures below the freezing point. Enjoy watching this video as much as we did shooting it!
‘The Devil Will I Do’ is an anthem of liberty and resistance. Whatever they demand me to be, the Devil will I do!”

Watch the new music video for “The Devil Will I Do” HERE:

On König und KaiserHAMMER KINGcontinue their collaboration with Charles Greywolf (of genre giants POWERWOLF), who recorded the new album at Studio Greywolf and produced it together with singer Titan Fox. König und Kaiser was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios, infamous for his work with bands such as Amaranthe, Arch Enemy and Volbeat, to name a few.  Hammering, fast-running double kick drums meet speed riffing on the 10 new metal hymns, crowned by memorable sing-along choruses that are meant to be sung with a fist raised in the air.
 
HAMMER KING on König und Kaiser:
“Welcome to the era of König und Kaiser!
2024 will be a busy year for HAMMER KINGas we are blessed to release our new album, König und Kaiser, at the very beginning of our first big tour. We will join the mighty WARKINGS for 14 shows through central European countries and will make sure we Hail as many new fans as possible with the King’s mighty Hammer!”

Pre-order your copy of König and Kaiser NOW:

Photo credit: Péter Sallai

König und Kaiser Tracklisting:
1. Hailed By The Hammer
2. The Devil Will I Do          
3. König und Kaiser (feat. The Tribune)
4. Future King       
5. Kingdom of Hammers and Kings             
6. War Hammer   
7. Divided We Shall Fall     
8. Kings of Arabia
9. I Want Chaos    
10.Gates of Atlantia            
 
Bonus Tracks:
The Last of the 7 Wars  (Bonus Track)
König und Kaiser – Titan (Bonus Track)
König und Kaiser – The Tribune (Bonus Track – feat. The Tribune)
Fire Hammer feat. Dee Dammers (U.D.O.)  

König und Kaiser will be available in the following formats:
1-CD Digipak
1-LP Gatefold Vinyl (incl. vinyl-exclusive Bonus Track “Fire Hammer” feat. Dee Dammers (U.D.O.)    
Digipak + Shirt
Digital Album

HAMMER KING live 2024
Supporting WARKINGS on “For King and Crown Tour 2024”

21.03.24 DE – Essen / Turock
22.03.24 DE – Hamburg / Knust – Low Tickets
23.03.24 DE – Berlin / Lido – Low Tickets
04.04.24 DE – Saarbrücken / Garage – Low Tickets
05.04.24 FR – Paris / Petit Bain
06.04.24 DE – Aschaffenburg / Colos Saal – Sold Out
12.04.24 CH – Pratteln / Z7
13.04.24 AT – Wörgl / Komma
14.04.24 DE – Nuremnberg / Hirsch
18.04.24 DE – Munich / Backstage – Low Tickets
19.04.24 DE – Leipzig / Hellraiser
26.04.24 DE – Essen / Turock – Sold Out
27.04.24 NL – Helmond / Cacaofabriek
28.04.24 NL – Haarlem / Patronat

Additional Shows & Festivals:
23.05.24 DE – Gries/Pfalz / Iron Fest Open Air
28.05.24 DE – Frankfurt/Main / Das Bett (to support Vicious Rumors)
29.06.24 DE – Dischingen / Rock am Härtsfeldsee
04.07.24 DE – Ballenstedt / Rockharz Open Air
05.07.24 DE – Irslingen / Wolfweez “Open Air” Festival
19.07.24 DE – Mannheim / 7er Club (Open Air)
26.07.24 DE – Heimburg / Heimburger Metalnacht
03.08.24 DE – Obertraubling / Metal United Festival
12.10.24 FR – Dijon / Rising Fest Xi

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EXIT EDEN Unveils New Official Video for Spellbinding Mylène Farmer-Cover “Désenchantée”

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EXIT EDEN are:
Clémentine Delauney
Anna Brunner
Marina La Torraca

EXIT EDEN Unveils New Official Video for Spellbinding Mylène Farmer-Cover “Désenchantée”| Watch HERE!

https://youtu.be/jiV917Ng6bo?si=3e_VZPDsaZHbujbG

New Album, Femmes Fatales, Out Now via Napalm Records
Order the Standout Offering HERE!

“Seductive, magical and demonic at the same time” – Legacy DE

Symphonic metal unit EXIT EDEN – consisting of Clémentine Delauney (Visions of Atlantis), Anna Brunner (League of Distortion) and Marina La Torraca (Phantom Elite) – has unveiled a stunning new music video for their shimmering cover version of French iconic pop artist Mylène Farmer’s “Désenchantée”. French-born Clémentine Delauney presents the track in her mother tongue – which marks the very first time ever doing so for a whole song! “Désenchantée” is cut from the band’s second studio album, Femmes Fatales, and, together with the accompanying music video, lures the listener into the mysterious world of Mylène Farmer, showing a whole new exciting facet of EXIT EDEN.  
 
In addition to its six cover versions of famous cross-generational super-hits, Femmes Fatales is the trio’s first record featuring original songs, written by Anna Brunner and Hannes Braun (Kissin’ Dynamite), with one exception, “Dying in my Dreams”, co-written by Marina La Torraca. EXIT EDEN’s new masterpiece follows their debut, Rhapsodies in Black (#15 DE album charts), and millions of video views (12M on their cover of Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse Of The Heart” alone). The album, in its entirety, marks an illustration of strength and female empowerment topped with symphonic heaviness. Watch the official music video for “Désenchantée” below and make sure to order your copy of Femmes Fatales!   

Clémentine Delauney on the song:                    
Reflecting upon the journey that shaped the woman I’ve become, I, Clementine, delved into the influences of my youth – the individuals and artists who ignited my inspiration. Among them, Mylène Farmer, a pop artist whose universe, thoughts, and messages I held in high regard during my teenage years. Her poetry, distinctiveness, and bittersweet perspective on life, with a touch of melancholy, left an indelible mark. I am convinced that her portrayal of despair and loneliness remains relevant to this day.
 
In our video rendition of “Désenchantée,” I aimed to pay homage to this iconic song and the unparalleled artist behind it. Seeking to evoke the essence of the 90s, the era of its inception, I imagined a way to connect it to the contemporary landscape of 2024 – a world where the evolution of our digital lives has heightened the sense of isolation.
 
Releasing on Valentine’s Day, this tribute is for anyone feeling lonely in our super-connected world.”

Watch the seductive official video for “Désenchantée” HERE

When Clémentine Delauney, Anna Brunner, Marina La Torraca and Amanda Somerville came together to form EXIT EDEN, topped by the release of their first album, Rhapsodies in Black, in summer 2017, it became immediately clear that this combination would be both powerful and magical! These four outstanding and independent female vocalists proved that symphonic heaviness can go hand in hand with pop music – dressing well-known classics in a yet unheard soundscape, and evoking more than just a covers album!         

Get your copy of Femmes Fatales NOW:

Femmes Fatales tracklisting:     
1    Femme Fatale           
2    It’s a Sin        
3    Run! (feat. Marko Hietala)  
4    Separate Ways         
5    Buried in the Past    
6    Désenchantée          
7    Dying in my Dreams
8    Poison          
9    Alone            
10  Hold Back Your Fear
11  Kayleigh       
12  Elysium 

With stellar vocals, an exceptional concept and high-quality production, EXIT EDEN have crafted another standout album that absolutely succeeds in expanding the identity of the supergroup even more, and gives fans the chance to experience three of the most beautiful and talented women in metal united as one on Femmes Fatales

Femmes Fatales is available in the following formats:                
1-LP Gatefold MARBLED RED/BLACK – ltd. to 300 copies worldwide      
1-LP Gatefold BLACK     
1-CD 48 page Earbook – ltd. to 300 copies worldwide   
1-CD 6p Digipak              
Bundle 1-CDs DGS + Shirt          
Digital Album

 

[1-LP Gatefold MARBLED RED/BLACK – ltd. to 300 copies worldwide]

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Australian Dark Folk/Blackgaze Act SULDUSK Announces New Album “Anthesis”

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SULDUSK are:
Emily Highfield – Vocals, Guitars
Shane Mulholland – Vocals Guitars
Daniel Green – Bass
Josh Taylor – Guitars
Hayley Anderson – Violin
Frankie Demuru – Drums

Australian Dark Folk/Blackgaze Act SULDUSK Announces New Album Anthesis + Presents Music Video for Title Track

Watch the Music Video for SULDUSK’s First Single HERE

Anthesis out March 1, 2024 via Napalm Records
Pre-Order HERE

Following their much acclaimed 2019 debut album, Lunar Falls – an album that not only stunned listeners and international press, but also rock and metal empire Napalm Records – Australian dark folk/blackgaze project SULDUSK will herald the new year with the release of their sophomore studio offering, Anthesis, out March 1, 2024! In celebration of today’s announcement, the band has revealed the album’s captivating title track and its accompanying music video.

While SULDUSK started as a one-woman project founded by the highly talented Emily Highfield, for Anthesis, she recruited incredibly talented musicians to help elevate the vision of their acoustic-based music to the level of an intense, powerful and heavy record. Anthesis continues where SULDUSKleft off with their transfixing debut, yet proves musically more complex. The album will take you into a gloomy, magical world where the Melbourne-based project combines a high variety of dark and extreme sounds within its very own sonic universe.

Emily Highfield offers:
“We are very excited to finally release ‘Anthesis‘, which is the title track and first single off the upcoming album. Lunar Falls was a one woman project, but the new album is a band venture. This has enabled SULDUSK to delve even deeper musically, lyrically and as a live experience. Many thanks to the loyal fans for being ever so patient, and to the great team at Napalm Records.

Much love, Emily.”

Watch the music video for “Anthesis” now premiering HERE:

On Anthesis, SULDUSK shines with dark folk, blackgaze, post-rock, prog, doom and even black metal elements – flowing together to create one very unique synthesis of sound. Emily’s voice is a strong highlight, impressing with softness and fragility at times, and turning over to demonic screams in the very next moment! For the first time in SULDUSK‘s young history, there are also male vocal harmonies contributed by Shane Mulholland. Anthesis was produced and mixed by Troy Mccosker, and was mastered by Thomas “Plec” Johansson (Soilwork, Opeth, Katatonia). The album also features guest appearances from Raphael Weinroth-Browne (Leprous) and Rachelle Harvey on cello.

With their second album, SULDUSK are more than ready to embark on another journey into the depths of primeval forests, where emotions are hidden under the thickets to reveal what’s not meant to be seen. The album is a stunning and enthralling masterpiece – highly recommended for fans of Myrkur, Oathbreaker and Chelsea Wolfe – and one that unconditionally needs to be seen, felt and heard!

Pre-Order Anthesis HERE:

Anthesis track listing:
1. Astraeus
2. Verdalet
3. Crowns Of Esper
4. Crystalline
5. Sphaera
6. Anthesis
7. Mythical Creatures
8. Leven
9. A Luminous End

Anthesis will be available in the following formats:
– 1 CD Digisleeve
– 1 LP Gatefold RED
– Digital Album

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Symphonic Metal Masters THERION Release Final Album of the Leviathan Trilogy,” Leviathan III”, Today via Napalm Records

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THERION are:
Christofer Johnsson – guitars and keyboards
Sami Karppinen – drums
Nalle “Grizzly” Påhlsson – bass
Thomas Vikström – lead vocals
Christian Vidal – guitar
Lori Lewis – vocals

Symphonic Metal Masters THERION Release Final Album of the Leviathan Trilogy, Leviathan III, Today via Napalm Records

Get Your Copy NOW!

Fourth Single “Nummo” & Lyric Video Also Revealed | Watch HERE

The newest opus from Swedish symphonic metal legends THERION has been released today via Napalm Records! With Leviathan III, mastermind Christofer Johnsson finalizes the Leviathan trilogy, continuing the band’s 30 year-plus string of success after its predecessor Leviathan peaked at #11 on the German Album Charts.

Along with their new studio album, THERION delivers another astonishing single. “Nummo” is a speedy track delivering splendid hard guitar explosions and the finest classic vocals and choirs. Check out the track and its accompanying lyric video below!

Christofer Johnsson on “Nummo”:
“‘Nummo’ is a song about the amphibious fish-like entities in the Dogon religion. We already touched the Dogon religion with the Sirius B title track in 2004, but as it wasn’t much lyrics in that song, it felt the time was right for a revisist and a proper lyric.

In the video clip we try to give an introduction to Dogon ceremonies. We couldn’t afford to pay Nummo in person to appear in the video clip, so we had to make an animation for that.

Check out the Lyric Video for “Nummo” HERE:

Get your copy of Leviathan III NOW:

Leviathan III tracklisting:
1. Ninkigal
2. Ruler Of Tamag
3. An Unsung Lament
4. Maleficium
5. Ayahuasca
6. Baccanale
7. Midsommarblot
8. What Was Lost Shall Be Lost No More
9. Duende
10. Nummo
11. Twilight Of The Gods

A perfect collision of Metal and Classical Music!

The album sets off with the powerful “Ninkigal”, catapulting the listener directly into the dramatic universe of THERION with skillfully crafted compositions and operatic female vocals by Lori Lewis, alternating with grim growling and pleasing melodies. This then bursts into a heavy track with gloomy parts, building up to a fascinating score-like symphony. THERION once more draw charm from the courage to mix styles ranging from gothic parts to melodic death metal and neo-classical elements to power metal in a complex and versatile way, thus challenging their listeners as witnessed on “Twilight of the Gods”. The songs are quickly engaging and skillfully employ catchy melodies, as witnessed on uplifting tracks like “An Unsung Lament” and “Baccanale”. Advancing melodies are combined with rock elements, captivating lyrics and choir parts, while lively “Maleficium” is structured around a duet between Thomas Vikström and Lori Lewis. Stomping “Ayahuasca” is a true musical journey featuring a male choir and psychedelic elements, while speedy “Nummo”offers splendid hard guitar explosions and the finest classic vocals and choirs.

Overall, the compositions lean towards the magnificent and theatrical, offering a high variety of musical styles while deftly blurring the boundaries of metal and classical music. With their newest opus, Leviathan III, mastermind Christofer Johnsson proves his incredible talent once more, and that THERION have perfected their very own combination of versatile styles – resulting in the creation of a symphonic league of their own.

Leviathan III will be available in the following formats:
6-Page Digipak CD
2LP Gatefold in Black
2LP Gatefold Silver – ltd. to 500 copies worldwide
Die Hard Deluxe Edition Gold / Black Marbled (incl. Album Cover Slipmat, Covert Artprint & Alternative Album Cover Artprint) – ltd. to 300 copies worldwide
Digipak Bundle (incl. Pendant, Cotton Bag, Patch) – ltd. to 200 copies worldwide
Digipak & Shirt Bundle
Digital Album

Die Hard Deluxe Edition Gold / Black Marbled Vinyl + Album Cover Slipmat, Cover Artprint & Alternative Album Cover Artprint – ltd. to 300 copies worldwide

Catch Therion Live on Tour 2024!

Orchestral Show
20.01.24 MX – Mexico City / Arena CDMX

Turkish Tour 2024
27.01.24 TR – Istanbul / Zorlu PSM Turkcell Sahnesi
28.01.24 TR – Eskisehir / Milyon Performance Hall
29.01.24 TR – Ankara / Milyon Perfomance Hall
30.01.24 TR – Izmir / SoldOut Performance Hall

Leviathan Tour 2024
16.02.24 PL – Lublin / Studio
17.02.24 PL – Krakow / Kwadrat
18.02.24 PL – Poznan / Tama
20.02.24 DE – Berlin / ORWO haus
21.02.24 NL – Tilburg / 013
22.02.24 BE – Brugge / Het Entrepot
23.03.24 NL – Enschede / Metropool
24.02.24 DE – Oberhausen / Resonanzwerk
25.02.24 FR – Paris / La Mashine Du Moulin Rouge
28.02.24 ES – Barcelona / Salamandra
29.02.24 ES – Pamplona / Totem
01.03.24 PT – Porto / Hard Club
02.03.24 PT – Lisbon / Lisboa Ao Vivo
03.03.24 ES – Madrid / Mon
06.03.24 CH – Luzern / Schuur
07.03.24 DE – München / Backstage
08.03.24 IT – Milan / Slaughter Club
09.03.24 IT – San Dona Di Piave / Revolver
10.03.24 CR – Zagreb / Tvornica Kulture
12.03.24 HU – Budapest / Barba Negra
13.03.24 CZ – Ostrava / Barrak
14.03.24 SK – Bratislava / Majestic
15.03.24 CZ – Prague / Meetfactory
16.03.24 PL – Warsaw / Progresja
17.03.24 PL – Wroclaw / A2

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WARKINGS Unleash Surprize Music Video For “Ragnar”

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WARKINGS are:
Tribune – War Chant
Crusader – Steelwing
Spartan – War Drums
Viking – Battle Axe
Morgana le Fay – Unholy Evocations

WARKINGS Unleashes Surprise Music Video for “Ragnar” Watch NOW

WARKINGS’ First Ever European Headline Tour Kicks Off in March 2024, HAMMER KING, VICTORIUS, WINTERSTORM und DRAGONY Added as Support Acts Get Your Tickets HERE!

Bringing their Battles to Austria, Hungary, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, France, Switzerland and the Netherlands!

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A Battlecry Echoes Across Europe!
For King And Crown!

WARKINGS have surprised fans by revealing a long-lost video for their track “Ragnar”, originally released on the 2021 album Revolution! The lost footage resurfaced after the band’s encounter with Viking Ragnar took an unexpected turn. As “Ragnar” will be an important part of WARKINGS‘ setlist on their first ever European headline tour this coming spring 2024, the band made sure to get their mysteriously misplaced hard disk back to its rightful owners, and unveil the video as a special gift to their dedicated warriors and shieldmaidens.

Today, WARKINGS also announced that labelmates HAMMER KING, VICTORIUS, DRAGONY as well as WINTERSTORM will join forces with them as direct tour support acts during their battles across Europe in Austria, Hungary, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, France, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Check out the dramatic video, and grab your tickets while they last!

Watch the Video for “Ragnar” HERE

The Viking states:
“Well…we did shoot this video with the mighty ‚Ragnar. And then it escalated into an awesome feast. And this hard-disk-thing was gone. Until now…”

The Cursader adds:
“We gather our warriors and shield maidens and together with our brother of Hammerking, Victorius, Winterstorm and Dragony we will make this unforgettable nights of pure Heavy Metal. Deus lo vult.”

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WARKINGS
And HAMMER KING & VICTORIUS
For King and Crown Tour 2024

01.03.24 AT – Vienna / Szene
02.03.24 HU – Budapest / Barba Negra
07.03.24 DE – Stuttgart / Im Wizemann
08.03.24 CZ – Prague / Storm
09.03.24 PL – Warsaw / Hydrozagadka
22.03.24 DE – Hamburg / Knust
23.03.24 DE – Berlin / Lido
04.04.24 DE – Saarbrücken / Garage
05.04.24 FR – Paris / Petit Bain
06.04.24 DE – Aschaffenburg / Colos Saal
12.04.24 CH – Pratteln / Z7
13.04.24 AT – Wörgl / Komma
14.04.24 DE – Nuremberg / Hirsch
18.04.24 DE – Munich / Backstage
19.04.24 DE – Leipzig / Hellraiser
26.04.24 DE – Essen / Turock
27.04.24 NL – Helmond / Cacaofabriek
28.04.24 NL – Harlem / Patronaat

Get Your Copy of the Top 10 Charting Album Morgana NOW!

Track Listing:

1.Hellfire
2.To the King
3.Monsters
4.Last of the English
5.Heart of Rage
6.Row (Into the Storm)
7.Immortal
8.Shame
9.The Rite
10.Legend Untold
11.Armata Strigoi
12.Cry Thunder

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Japanese Metal Unit RYUJIN Reveals Heaviest Single Yet, “Gekokujo”, Alongside New Music Video

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RYUJIN is:
Ryoji Shinomoto – Guitar, Vocals, Shamisen, Erhu, Dragon Flute & Orchestration
Shuji Shinomoto – Drums, Vocals
Aruta Watanabe – Bass, Vocals

Japanese Samurai Metal Unit RYUJIN Releases Heaviest Single Yet, “Gekokujo”, Alongside Intense New Music Video

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New Self-Titled Album, RYUJIN, out January 12, 2024 via Napalm Records
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Formed in 2011 as Gyze, Samurai Metal band RYUJIN deftly deliver heavy metal and blazing guitar wizardry from Japan with their upcoming self-titled album, RYUJIN, out January 12, 2024 via Napalm Records. Today, the band is thrilled to share their heaviest, fastest folk-infused burner yet, entitled “Gekokujo”, alongside an intense, high production value music video. The track explores shades of death metal, thrash and folk influence, colliding as a riff-fest of head-spinning technique!

Blending both Japanese and English lyricism and featuring production and several guest features by Matthew Kiichi Heafy (Trivium), RYUJIN‘s high speed riffs and breakneck guitar descents pair with traditional Japanese elements on their upcoming self-titled album, delivering a sound influenced by everything from ancient orchestral Gagaku to even modern anime themes.

I would say the song is Japanese horror folk metal. The music video also depicts Japan’s unique horror. Enjoy the dark side of RYUJINtoo!”

RYUJIN frontman and mastermind Ryoji Shinomoto says about the new single:
“In Japanese history, gekokujo refers to the act of a lower-ranking person politically or militarily overthrowing a higher-ranking person, violating the social order, and seizing power.

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RYUJIN track listing:
1. Hajimari
2. Gekokujo
3. Dragon, Fly Free
4. Raijin & Fujin
5. The Rainbow Song
6. Kunnecup
7. Scream of the Dragon
8. Gekirin
9. Saigo No Hoshi
10. Ryujin
11. Guren No Yumiya
12. Saigo No Hoshi (feat. Matthew K. Heafy) (Single Edit)

Watch the music video for “Gekokujo” HERE:

RYUJIN will be available in the following formats:
-CD Digisleeve
-Gatefold Clear Orange Vinyl
-Digital Album

Gatefold Clear Orange Vinyl

After releasing four highly acclaimed albums and appearing at major festivals worldwide, RYUJIN have developed their own identity, expressed with accents of tasteful traditional Japanese instrumentation (i.e. Shamisen, Dragon Flute, Erhu, Taiko), and lead guitar god Ryoji Shinomoto’s incredible shredding technique and ripping vocals!

RYUJIN features production by Matthew Kiichi Heafy and mixing/mastering by Mark Lewis, with guest appearances by Heafy (vocals and conducting on various tracks) and Mukai Wataru of the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra (cello). Blending both Japanese and English lyricism, RYUJIN‘s tracks feature titles based on the words of the Ainu people of Hokkaido (RYUJIN‘s home region), as well as famous Japanese paintings and idioms.

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Opening instrumental track “Hajimari” sets an ominous stage for blistering burner “Gekokujo” – a tastefully thrash-ified death metal riff-fest colliding with expressive folk-inspired passages and head-spinning technique. Ryoji’s blazing leads are met instantly with the peerless skills of drummer Shuji Shinomoto and bassist Aruta Watanabe. First single “Raijin & Fujin” is an epic power metal storm featuring guest vocal contributions from Matthew Kiichi Heafy, shifting into a swirling tornado of rattling double bass and catapulting solos, while “The Rainbow Song” also features soaring clean vocals by Heafy blended between modern melodic heavy metal and power metal innovation. Tracks like “Dragon, Fly Free” and “Kunnecup” invite the listener to sing-along with RYUJIN as they paint musical canvases of adventure and positivity. “Scream of the Dragon” returns to extreme influences amid uplifting choruses and a story blending English and Japanese lyrics, before “Gekirin”ventures into darker death metal influences – cascading into nautically-inspired melodies (as “Ryujin” is a dragon god of the sea in Japanese mythology, these oceanic musical themes weave seamlessly throughout the album).

The album nears the end with three heart-gripping, primarily Japanese-language opuses – the rock-opera-like ballad “Saigo No Hoshi”, the powerfully victorious and traditionally-inspired “Ryujin” and a cover of Linked Horizon‘s “Guren No Yumiya” – widely known as an opening theme of popular anime series Attack On Titan. The album finishes with a bonus English-language version of “Saigo No Hoshi”, with vocals once again performed by Matthew Kiichi Heafy.

RYUJIN illustrates an exotic sonic experience that will transport music lovers to a world of fantastic adventure and technical extravagance!

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Domination Campaigns New Album ‘A Storm of Steel’, Out January 12, 2024

DOMINATION CAMPAIGN is:
Jason Peppiatt – Vocals, guitar, bass
Joe Haley – Drums, recording, mixing and mastering

Album Artwork By Jason Peppiatt

The returning Australian death metal duo, comprised of Psycroptic’s Jason Peppiatt and Joe Haley, are in fine (and punishingly heavy) form on their sophomore full-length. Domination Campaign has retained the thematic core of their debut album, ‘Onward to Glory‘, with tales of the real world tragedy of warfare and conflict, rejecting sensationalist narratives and focusing on the devastating human cost involved.

The second DOMINATION CAMPAIGN album picks up where their debut left off – in fact, the writing and recording for A Storm of Steel was largely complete by the time 2021’s Onward To Glory was released. The brainchild of Psycroptic vocalist, Jason Peppiatt, DOMINATION CAMPAIGN are back and flying the flag for Tasmanian death metal once again.

Having enlisted Psycroptic bandmate Joe Haley for 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 Jason 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.

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Track Listing:

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