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NILE Announces 2025 USA Tour + Reveals Second Single “To Strike with Secret Fang”

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Death Metal Icons NILE Reveal Masterful Second Single,
“To Strike with Secret Fang” + Lyric Video | Watch HERE

2025 USA Co-Headline Tour With Six Feet Under Announced
Featuring Support From Psycroptic & Embryonic Autopsy
Tickets On Sale Friday, July 12 @ 10:00AM EDT

New NILE Album, The Underworld Awaits Us All, out August 23, 2024 via Napalm Records | Pre-Order HERE 

American death metal icons NILE recently announced their highly-anticipated 10th album, The Underworld Awaits Us All, out August 23 via Napalm Records, and the first reviews are in! The album’s breakneck first single, “Chapter for Not Being Hung Upside Down on a Stake in the Underworld and Made to Eat Feces by the Four Apes”, arrived to much acclaim from long time fans, and was instantly dubbed by Consequenceas “kinetic, technically dense brutality”, while MetalSucks hailed it as “face disfiguring death metal from start to finish”.

The album’s second single and most succinct standout, “To Strike with Secret Fang”, pushes that unrelenting prowess to the next level. Out today via a new lyric video and streaming on all major platforms, the track blends low-end punishment with blackened death metal inspiration, rhythmic vocal mastery and brutal conviction. Listen below!

Alongside the single, NILE have also announced their upcoming 2025 USA co-headline tour with death metal greats Six Feet Under. The tour begins January 7, 2025 in Nashville, TN and will feature support from Psycroptic and Embryonic Autopsy. Tickets for this unmissable onslaught go on sale this Friday, July 12 at 10:00AM EDT! Pre-show meet and greets will also be available for both headliners. Visit https://nile-official.com/ for tickets and more information, and see below for all tour dates.

NILE’s Karl Sanders comments on the new track and tour announcement:
“‘To Strike with Secret Fang’ is a straight-to-the-point, uptempo blasting venomous assassin’s blade of a metal song. It’s the shortest track off the new record, The Underworld Awaits us All, which of course in Nile fashion has several long form complex metal compositions. But ‘Fang’ instantly goes right for the throat and will no doubt be a burner for live Nile shows.  

“Speaking of, Nile is very pleased for the opportunity to once again share the stage with the guys in Six Feet Under and Psycroptic. We are also primed and ready to play some of the killer songs from the new Nile album for metal fans, as well as classic Nile tracks that have become live favorites over the years. We have no doubt that metal will take place!” 

Watch the new official lyric video for “To Strike with Secret Fang”HERE:

NILE & Six Feet Under 2025 USA Co-Headliner
“Revenge of the Underworld Tour”

w/ Psycroptic & Embryonic Autopsy

01/07/25: Nashville, TN @ Basement East
01/08/25: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
01/10/25: Orlando, FL @ The Abbey
01/11/25: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
01/12/25: Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
01/13/25: Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
01/14/25: Greenville, SC @ Radio Room
01/15/25: Greensboro, NC @ Hangar 1819
01/17/25: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
01/18/25: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium Underground
01/19/25: Albany, NY @ Empire Live
01/20/25: Mechanicsburg, PA @ Lovedrafts
01/21/25: Pittsburgh, PA @ Preserving Underground
01/23/25: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
01/24/25: Columbus, OH @ The King Of Clubs
01/25/25: Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
01/26/25: Grand Rapids, MI @ Elevation
01/27/25: Joliet, IL @ The Forge
01/29/25: St. Louis, MO @ Red Flag
01/30/25: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
01/31/25: Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s
02/01/25: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
02/02/25: Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
02/04/25: Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
02/06/25: Las Vegas, CA @ Sinwave
02/07/25: Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
02/08/25: Roseville, CA @ Goldfield Roseville
02/10/25: Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
02/11/25: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
02/13/25: Berkeley, CA @ Cornerstone
02/14/25: Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst
02/15/25: Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
02/17/25: Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theater
02/18/25: Farmington, NM @ Lauter Haus
02/20/25: Dallas, TX @ Haltom Theater 
02/21/25: Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
02/22/25: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

Boasting airtight technicality and unrelenting brutality, the new album pushes each member of NILE – founding mastermind/guitarist Karl Sanders, longtime drum master George Kollias, vocalist/guitarists Brian Kingsland and Zach Jeter, and bassist Dan Vadim Von – to their furthest extremes both in artistry and performance. Once again produced and recorded at Sanders’ own Serpent Headed Studios in Greenville, South Carolina, the band returned to Vile Nilotic Rites engineer Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, Dying Fetus, Whitechapel) for mixing and mastering.

Facing the planet’s inevitable end with their diehard fans at their side, NILE waste absolutely no time with histrionics on The Underworld Awaits Us All, distilling their trademark Egyptology driven tempest down to its most streamlined essence. Charging into battle as its namesake depicts, “Stelae of Vultures” makes an immediate impact with dissonant guitar chords and supernatural drumming, teasing the auditory evisceration to come. Topped by impressive screams and gutturals, the track leads into “Chapter for Not Being Hung Upside Down on a Stake in the Underworld and Made to Eat Feces by the Four Apes”, citing the Egyptian Book of the Dead’s 181st chapter. The album’s most succinct track, “To Strike with Secret Fang”, blends low-end punishment with blackened death metal inspiration, before album standouts such as “Naqada II Enter the Golden Age” and “Overlords of the Black Earth” breathe new life with thrash and fusion experimentation, as well as real human choirs – adding a raw element to the NILEfold. Each track soars as a technical tour-de-force – featuring career-defining extreme drumming from Kollias, as well as razor-sharp soloing from all three active guitarists and palpable bass exploration. A perfect example of this equation is pinnacle burner “Under the Curse of the One God”, combining sinister atmospherics with breakneck pacing and whirlwind, vicious riff acrobatics. 

Throughout the remainder of its 11 pummeling tracks and intricate interludes, NILE masters full-tilt speed and ferocious musicality. 30 years into their heavy reign, The Underworld Awaits Us All proves that NILE is marching onward and undoubtedly upward, bleeding metal for their fandom for as long as the sands of time will allow.

Pre-Order The Underworld Awaits Us All HERE:

The Underworld Awaits Us All’s mind-bending art was once again envisioned and created by Michał ‘Xaay’ Loranc, with reference to the cycle of life and judgment at its end. 

The Underworld Awaits Us All track listing:
1. Stelae of Vultures
2. Chapter for Not Being Hung Upside Down on a Stake in the Underworld and Made to Eat Feces by the Four Apes
3. To Strike with Secret Fang
4. Naqada II Enter the Golden Age
5. The Pentagrammathion of Nephren-Ka
6. Overlords of the Black Earth
7. Under the Curse of the One God
9. Doctrine of Last Things
10. True Gods of the Desert
11. The Underworld Awaits us All
12. Lament for the Destruction of Time

The Underworld Awaits Us All will be available in the following formats:       
-2LP Gatefold GOLD (Napalm mail order only – limited to 300) – NEW!!
-2LP Gatefold MARBLED ORANGE RED BLACK w/ 24 Page Vinyl Booklet and Slipmat (Napalm mail order only – limited to 200)
-2LP Gatefold SPLATTER DARK GREEN YELLOW (Napalm mail order only – limited to 300)
-2LP Gatefold CLEAR (North American indiestores only – limited to 500)
-2LP Gatefold CLEAR w/ signed card (limited North American Newbury Comics exclusive)
-2LP Gatefold BLACK
-6 Page CD Digipak
-6 Page CD Digipak w/ signed card (limited North American Newbury Comics exclusive)
-6 Page CD Digipak & Anubis Bust (limited to 500) – SOLD OUT in North America, only 50 left in international store!
-Cassette Tape Edition YELLOW (Napalm mail order only – limited to 200)
-Digital Album

[6 Page CD Digipak & Anubis Bust (limited to 500)]

Additional NILE Tour Dates:

NILE Underworld Europe Tour 2024:
September 3, 2024 – Essen, GER @ Turock
September 4, 2024 – Amstelveen, HOL @ P60
September 5, 2024 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
September 6, 2024 – Glasgow, UK @ Slay
September 7, 2024 – Dublin, IRE @ Opium
September 8, 2024 – Belfast, N.IRE @ Limelight2
September 10, 2024 – Manchester, UK @ Rebellion
September 11, 2024 – London, UK @ Underworld
September 12, 2024 – Drachten, HOL @ Iduna
September 13, 2024 – Uden, HOL @ De Pul
September 14, 2024 – Brugge, BEL @ Het Entrepot
September 15, 2024 – Mannheim, GER @ MS Connexion Complex
September 17, 2024 – Barcelona, SP @ Salamandra
September 18, 2024 – Valencia, SP @ Almassera
September 19, 2024 – Sevilla, SP @ Custom
September 20, 2024 – Lisbon, POR @ RCA
September 21, 2024 – Porto, POR @ Hard Club
September 22, 2024 – Madrid, SP @ Mon
September 24, 2024 – Moncalieri (TI), ITA @ Audiodrome
September 25, 2024 – Rome, ITA @ Largo
September 26, 2024 – Modena, ITA @ Notte Tempio
September 27, 2024 – Aarau, CH @ KiFF
September 28, 2024 – San Dona’ Di Piave, ITA @ Revolver
September 29, 2024 – Munich, GER @ Backstage

NILE Japan Tour 2024:
October 8, 2024 – Tokyo @ Space Odd
October 9, 2024 – Tokyo @ Space Odd
October 10, 2024 – Osaka @ Varon

NILE in Bangkok:
October 12, 2024 – Bangkok, TH @ Mr. Fox Live House

NILE Australia & New Zealand Tour 2024:
October 15, 2024 – Perth, AU @ Milk Bar / Civic Hotel  
October 16, 2024 – Adelaide, AU @ The Gov
October 17, 2024 – Brisbane, AU @ The Brightside
October 18, 2024 – Melbourne, AU @ Max Watts
October 19, 2024 – Hobart, AU @ Uni Bar
October 20, 2024 – Sydney, AU @ Crowbar
October 22, 2024 – Auckland, NZ @ Whammy

NILE Festivals:
May 22-25, 2025 – Baltimore, MD, USA @ Maryland Deathfest XX

NILE is:
Karl Sanders – Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards
George Kollias – Drums
Brian Kingsland – Guitar, Vocals
Zach Jeter – Guitar, Vocals
Dan Vadim Von – Bass
 
NILE online:
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MYLES KENNEDY to Release Third Solo Album, “The Art Of Letting Go”, on October 11

photo credit: Chuck Brueckmann

Vocalist/Guitarist/Songwriter MYLES KENNEDY Announces Third Solo Album, The Art Of Letting Go, Slated for Release
October 11, 2024 via Napalm Records | Pre-Order HERE

Music Video for Debut Single, “Say What You Will”, Now Available HERE

Myles and his Trio Comprised of Drummer Zia Uddin and Bassist Tim Tournier to Tour Around the Globe – New Tour Dates Announced 

Keeping the tradition of releasing new music every three years alive, vocalist/guitarist/songwriter MYLES KENNEDY – known for his work with rockers Alter Bridge and Slash and the Conspirators – is back with his third solo album, The Art Of Letting GoThe album marks the return of Myles, backed by his band comprised of Zia Uddin on drums and Tim Tournier on bass. The album is scheduled for release via longtime label home Napalm Records on October 11, 2024.

From the opening guitar riff of the title track “The Art Of Letting Go” to the haunting melody of album closer “How The Story Ends,” MYLES KENNEDY is back with a collection of songs that is sure to cater to old and new fans alike. Songs like “Mr. Downside,” “Miss You When You’re Gone,”and “Saving Face” showcase the memorable storytelling that has become synonymous throughout all of Myles’ projects.

The debut single – currently impacting radio around the globe from The Art Of Letting Go  is the upbeat rocker “Say What You Will.” The music video was directed by Gordy De St Jeor (Mammoth WVH) and tells the story of a bullied and timid student who breaks out of her shell with the help of a teacher, janitor and lunch person portrayed by Kennedy, Uddin, and Tournier in the school talent show.

Watch the official music video for “Say What You Will” HERE:

Pre-Order The Art Of Letting Go HERE:

The Art Of Letting Go track listing:
1. The Art Of Letting Go
2. Say What You Will
3. Mr. Downside
4. Miss You When You’re Gone
5. Behind The Veil
6. Saving Face
7. Eternal Lullaby
8. Nothing More To Gain
9. Dead To Rights
10. How The Story Ends

The Art Of Letting Go will be available in the following formats:        
-1LP Gatefold Splatter Royal Blue Die Hard Edition with Artprint, Record Butler, Slipmat (Napalm webstores only – limited to 300)
-1LP Gatefold Fuchsia (Napalm webstores only – limited to 400)
-1LP Gatefold Cristallo + signed card  (USA Newbury Comics exclusive – limited to 500) 
-1LP Gatefold Royal Blue (USA Best Buy exclusive – limited to 500) 
-1LP Gatefold Baby Blue (USA and Canada indie exclusive – limited to 500)
-1LP Gatefold Marble Rose (band webstore only – limited to 300) 
-1LP Gatefold Marble Blue (band webstore only – limited to 300) 
-1LP Gatefold Marble Violet Black (band webstore only – limited to 300) 
-1LP Gatefold Solid Viola (band webstore only – limited to 400) 
-1LP Gatefold Black
-1CD Digisleeve Boxset with Bookmark, Note Book, 3 Pencils, Pin (Napalm webstores only – limited to 300)
-1CD Digisleeve + sticker and guitar pick (USA Walmart exclusive – limited to 1000)
-1CD Digisleeve
-Digital Album

[1LP Gatefold Splatter Royal Blue Die Hard Edition with Artprint, Record Butler, Slipmat (Napalm webstores only – limited to 300)]

To celebrate the release of The Art Of Letting GoMYLES KENNEDY and his trio will be hitting the road in support of the new album. A six-date UK run with support from Devin Townsend recently went on sale for November and December. 20 more newly announced dates are being added to The Art Of Letting Go Tour 2024 all across Europe starting in October. The additional European dates will feature support from Black River Delta and Cardinal Black.

The band will also be bringing the tour to North America with dates set for January and February 2025. The 2025 dates will feature special guest Tim Montana. More information on all shows including links to tickets and VIP packages can be found at https://myleskennedy.com

Myles Kennedy The Art Of Letting Go Tour 2024
Sunday, October 27, 2024 – Hamburg, DE – Gruenspan ^
Monday, October 28, 2024 – Copenhagen, DK – Pumpehuset ^
Wednesday, October 30, 2024 – Gothenburg, SE – Valand ^
Friday, November 1, 2024 – Stockholm. SE – Debaser ^
Saturday, November 2, 2024 – Oslo, NO – John Dee ^
Tuesday, November 5, 2024 – Berlin, DE – Columbia Theater ^
Thursday, November 7, 2024 – Warsaw, PL – Club Progresja ^
Friday, November 8, 2024 – Prague, CZ – Palac Akropolis ^
Sunday, November 10, 2024 – Budapest, HU – Akvarium Klub ^
Monday, November 11, 2024 – Vienna, AT – Arena ^
Wednesday, November 13, 2024 – Milan, IT – Alcatraz ^
Thursday, November 14, 2024 – Zurich, CH – X-Tra ^
Saturday, November 16, 2024 – Munich, DE – Technikum ^
Sunday, November 17, 2024 – Luxembourg, LU – Rockhal ^
Tuesday, November 19, 2024 – Frankfurt, DE – Zoom +
Wednesday, November 20, 2024 – Tilburg, NL – 013 +
Friday, November 22, 2024 – Cologne, DE – Kantine +
Saturday, November 23, 2024 – Paris, FR – Le Cabaret Sauvage +
Monday, November 25, 2024 – Glasgow, UK – SWG3 #
Wednesday, November 27, 2024 – Manchester, UK – Academy #
Friday, November 29, 2024 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City #
Saturday, November 30, 2024 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy Birmingham #
Monday, December 2, 2024 – Cardiff, UK – The Great Hall, Cardiff Uni Students Union #
Tuesday, December 3, 2024 – London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town #
Thursday, December 5, 2024 – Dublin, IE – The Academy +
Friday, December 6, 2024 – Belfast, IE – Limelight +

^ with special guest Black River Delta
+ with special guest Cardinal Black
# Previously announced date with Devin Townsend Acoustic Performance

Myles Kennedy The Art Of Letting Go North American Tour 2025
Friday, January 17, 2025 – Joliet, IL – The Forge *
Saturday, January 18, 2025 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater *
Tuesday, January 21, 2025 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop *
Wednesday, January 22, 2025 – Toronto, ON – The Concert Hall *
Friday, January 24, 2025 – Uncasville, CT – Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun
Saturday, January 25, 2025 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre *
Monday, January 27, 2025 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall *
Tuesday, January 28, 2025 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony *
Thursday, January 30, 2025 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage *
Friday, January 31, 2025 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre *
Sunday, February 02, 2025 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl *
Monday, February 03, 2025 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse *
Wednesday, February 05, 2025 – Destin, FL – Club LA *
Friday, February 07, 2025 – San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center *
Saturday, February 08, 2025 – Dallas, TX – Echo Lounge & Music Hall *
Tuesday, February 11, 2025 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall *
Wednesday, February 12, 2025 – Denver, CO – Summit *
Friday, February 14, 2025 – Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theater *
Sunday, February 16, 2025 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre *
Tuesday, February 18, 2025 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades *
Thursday, February 20, 2025 – Seattle, WA – The Neptune *
Friday, February 21, 2025 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory *

* with Special Guest Tim Montana

About MYLES KENNEDY:
As a prolific songwriter, powerhouse vocalist, and proficient guitar player, MYLES KENNEDY tunes into the rhythm of his surroundings and goes with the flow. Fronting Alter Bridge, his soaring vocals, open-hearted lyrics, and airtight riffs have fueled the group’s global impact as a gold-certified, arena-filling force of nature over two decades-plus. On the microphone for Slash and The Conspirators, his towering range has consistently stunned audiences since 2010. Becoming a celebrated collaborator, he’s the rare presence just as comfortable on a track with DisturbedHalestorm, and Sevendust as he is with Gov’t Mule and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels. It’s why he’s generated over one billion cumulative streams, earned gold and platinum certifications worldwide, uplifted countless fans, and KERRANG! christened him “one of rock’s finest vocalists. It’s also why he’s carved out his own lane. 2021 saw him deliver his acclaimed sophomore opus, The Ides of March. It impressively notched a total of four #1 debuts across three countries, toppling the Billboard US Top Current Hard Music Chart, the UK Official Rock & Metal Chart and Official Independent Album Chart, and Canada’s Hard Music Albums Chart. Beyond generating 10 million-plus streams, it incited unanimous critical applause from American SongwriterGuitar.comLoudWireGuitar World, and more. RIFF hailed it as “a fantastic and must-listen record, while Classic Rock Magazine awarded it “4.5-out-of-5 stars, going on to attest, “The Ides of March confirms Myles Kennedy as a musical powerhouse. With two solo efforts under his belt and sold out headline tours in the rearview, a sense of keenly honed intuition guides his third full-length LP, The Art of Letting Go [Napalm Records], led by the single “Say What You Will.”

MYLES KENNEDY online:
WEBSITE
FACEBOOK
INSTAGRAM
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JINJER Announces 2024 North American Headline Tour with Support from Hanabie. and Born of Osiris

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JINJER Announces 2024 North American Headline Tour
Featuring Support from Hanabie. and Born Of Osiris

Launching September 20 in Sayreville, NJ 
Presales Begin Today | General On Sale Begins Friday, June 14

First Official Live DVD/BluRay, Live in Los Angeles, out NOW
Get Your Copy HERE

Hot on the heels of the recent release of their first official live DVD/BluRay, Live in Los Angeles, Ukraine’s very own modern metal phenomenon JINJER have just announced what is poised to be one of heavy metal’s most in-demand tours of the year. The progressive metal giants have once again set their sights on North America for a massive headline tour, featuring support from fast-rising Japanese metalcore unit Hanabie. and progressive metalcore mainstays Born Of Osiris.

As JINJER is currently in the studio recording their highly anticipated upcoming fifth studio album, fans can expect to hear a handful of brand new, never-before-heard tracks on the tour. Be among the very first to witness new music! #JINJER5

Kicking off on September 20 in Sayreville, NJ, the tour will visit many major cities in the USA and Canada, coming to an end in Sacramento, CA on October 13 at Aftershock Festival. In addition to Aftershock, the tour will also see JINJER performing at major festivals such as Metal Injection Festival, Louder Than Life, and the return of the mighty Mayhem Festival. Various ticket presales via Citi, Ticketmaster, Live Nation and more begin today, with general public onsale beginning this Friday, June 14 at 10:00 AM local time.

Visit WWW.JINJER-METAL.COM for more tickets and more information, and don’t miss this colossal juggernaut of a tour this fall!

JINJER on returning to North America:              
“It’s finally time for some huge announcements: We’re stoked to report that this September, JINJER will return to North America with not only two absolutely sick supports: Hanabie and Born Of Osiris! Most importantly we’ll be performing some brand new unreleased songs from our upcoming fifth studio album – just cannot wait to share what we’ve been working on for the last two years. This will be without a doubt a banger of a tour … we’re looking forward to this so much!”

JINJER
w/ Hanabie. and Born Of Osiris
09/20/24: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
09/21/24: Brooklyn, NY @ Metal Injection Fest
09/22/24: Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theatre
09/23/24: Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
09/24/24: Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
09/26/24: Harrisburg, PA @ HMAC
09/27/24: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
09/29/24: Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life
10/01/24: Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
10/02/24: Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
10/03/24: Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House Of Blues
10/04/24: North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House Of Blues
10/06/24: Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
10/07/24: San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre
10/09/24: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
10/11/24: Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues
10/12/24: San Bernardino, CA @ Mayhem Festival
10/13/24: Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival

JINJER‘s first official live DVD/BluRay, Live in Los Angeles, is out now via Napalm Records. Filmed on December 22, 2022 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA, USA, Live in Los Angeles not only honors their endurance through recent challenges, but also celebrates their triumphant 15-year journey. During these years, JINJER attained remarkable milestones, touring globally and captivating millions at prestigious festivals like Hellfest, Rock am Ring, Graspop Metal Meeting, Download Festival and Rocklahoma USA. Moreover, their latest triumph, the acclaimed studio album Wallflowers, broke charts worldwide, soaring to #1 on both the US Billboard Top New Artist Album charts and Canadian Hard Music album charts, #2 on the US Hard Music album charts, #5 on the official UK Rock & Metal album charts and #7 on the official German album charts.

Live in Los Angeles was a spontaneous decision by the band, recorded as raw as possible, to emphasize the passion that can come from a live show. This release is an explosive mixture of JINJER’s discography – featuring fan favorites like “Sit Stay Roll Over”“Call Me A Symbol” and the game changing “Pisces”. The live album contains 16 songs in various audio formats, with some strictly limited: the Deluxe Digipack features not only a DVD, but also two more songs, “Wallflower” & “Disclosure!”, recorded in Paris in 2023.

Order your copy of Live in Los Angeles NOW:

Live in Los Angeles tracklisting:
1. Intro
2. Sit Stay Roll Over
3. Teacher, Teacher!
4. Copycat
5. Home Back
6. I Speak Astronomy
7. As I Boil Ice
8. Judgement (& Punishment)
9. Dead Hands Feel No Pain
10. Vortex
11. Who Is Gonna Be The One
12. Sleep Of The Righteous
13. Call Me A Symbol
14. Perennial
15. Pisces
16. On The Top

Live in Los Angeles will be available in the following formats:
1DVD/1BD/1CD Deluxe Digipak (DVD size)incl. Slipcase & 20 pages booklet
2LP BLACK Vinyl
Ltd. 2LP PURPLE Vinyl (Napalm Records Mailorder exclusive) – strictly ltd to 300 copies worldwide
Ltd. 2LP YELLOW Vinyl (Napalm Records Mailorder exclusive) – strictly ltd to 300 copies worldwide
Ltd. Die Hard 2LP PURPLE/WHITE Marbled Vinyl incl. 20 page booklet & vinyl slipmat (Napalm Records Mailorder exclusive) – strictly ltd to 700 copies worldwide
Ltd. 1MC (YELLOW MC / PURPLE Print) (Napalm Records Mailorder exclusive) – strictly ltd to 200 copies worldwide
Ltd. 2LP CLEAR Vinyl (Band Shop Exclusive)
Ltd. 2LP WHITE Vinyl (Band Shop Exclusive)
Digital AlbumWatch the Live Video for “Home Back” HERE:

You can find more formats and specials, as well as new merch in the 
JINJER merch shop HERE!

More JINJER live dates:
 
Additional Festivals 2024
08/03/24: Rasnov, RO @ Rockstadt Extreme Fest
08/05/2024: Istanbul, TR @ Freedoom Metal Festival
08/08/24: Villena, ES @ Leyendas del Rock
08/09/24: Jaromer, CZ @ Brutal Assault
08/10/24: Cercoux,FR @ Festival 666
08/11/24: Kortrijk, BE @ Alcatraz
08/15/24: Dinkelsbühl, DE @ Summer Breeze
08/17/24: Carhaix, FR @ Motocultor
08/18/24: Vallamand, CH @ Rock The Lakes
 
Celebrating Life Through Death – European Farewell Tour 2024 
JINJER as special guest for Sepultura,
w/ Obituary (Main Support) & Jesus Piece (Opener)
10/03/24: Paris, FR @ Zenith Paris
10/31/24: Offenbach am Main, DE @ Stadthalle
11/01/24: Hamburg, DE @ Inselpark Arena
11/02/24: Cologne, DE @ Palladium
11/03/24: Den Bosch, NL @ Sepulfest
11/05/24: Brussels, BE @ AB Box – SOLD OUT!
11/06/24: Esch-Sur-Alzette, LU @ Rockhal
11/08/24: Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy – SOLD OUT!
11/09/24: Dublin, IE @ Olympia Theatre – SOLD OUT!
11/10/24: Belfast, IE @ The Telegraph Building
11/11/24: Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland Ballroom – SOLD OUT!
11/12/24: London, UK @ Hammersmith Apollo
11/14/2024: Zurich, CH @ The Hall
11/15/24: Ludwigsburg, DE @ MHP Arena
11/16/24: Munich, DE @ Zenith
11/17/24: Budapest, HU @ Barba Negra Red Stage
11/19/24: Leipzig, DE @ Haus Auensee
11/20/24: Vienna, AT @ Gasometer
11/21/24: Katowice, PL @ Spodek
11/22/24: Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
11/23/24: Prague, CZ @ O2 Universum – SOLD OUT!
11/24/24: Prague, CZ @ O2 Universum
 
Latin America Tour 2024
+ special guests: Heaven Shall Burn
11/30/24: Porto Alegre, BR @ Opiniao
12/01/24: Curitiba, BR @ Tork and Roll
12/03/24: Belo Horizonte, BR @ Mister Rock
12/05/24: Brasilia, BR @ Toinha
12/07/24: Rio de Janeiro, BR @ Circo Voador
12/08/24: Sao Paulo, BR @ Terra SP
12/10/24: Buenos Aires, AR @ Teatro Flores
12/12/24: Santiago, CL @ Teatro Caupolican
12/14/24: Bogota, CO @ Calle 13
12/15/24: San Jose, CR @ Pepper’s Club
12/18/24: Guadalajara, MX @ C4 *
12/19/24: San Luis Potosí, MX @ Centro de las Artes *
12/20/24 Mexico City, MX @ Circo Volador *
*no HSB
 
… to be continued …

About JINJER:    
Through their relentless hard work, non-stop touring and critically acclaimed, chart-breaking releases gaining millions of streams/views across all platforms globally, JINJER are truly one of modern metal’s hottest and most exciting bands around today. The band has become synonymous with doing things their own way and breaking every rule in the heavy metal handbook – which they proved loud and clear on their hugely successful fourth studio album, Wallflowers. The four-piece progressive groove metal wrecking machine known as JINJER have carved their very own place in the metal landscape. JINJER was formed in 2009, but consider the official start of the band to have happened with the addition of incredible vocalist Tatiana Shmayluk in 2010.   
 
JINJER is:           
Tatiana Shmayluk – Vocals         
Roman Ibramkhalilov – Guitars 
Eugene Abdukhanov – Bass       
Vlad Ulasevich – Drums
 

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NILE are back with their first album in 5 Years Via Napalm Records

Photo Credit: Casey Coscarelli

NILE

Death Metal Icons to Release First New Album in Five Years, The Underworld Awaits Us All

Out August 23, 2024 via Napalm Records 

Pre-order The Underworld Awaits Us All Here

New Single, “Chapter for Not Being Hung Upside Down on a Stake in the Underworld and Made to Eat Feces by the Four Apes”, Out Now 

World-renowned American death metal icons NILE return in 2024 with their highly-anticipated 10th onslaught, The Underworld Awaits Us All, out August 23 via Napalm Records. Boasting airtight technicality and unrelenting brutality, the new album pushes each member of NILE – founding mastermind/guitarist Karl Sanders, longtime drum master George Kollias, vocalist/guitarists Brian Kingsland and Zach Jeter, and bassist Dan Vadim Von – to their furthest extremes both in artistry and performance.

Once again produced and recorded at Sanders’ own Serpent Headed Studios in Greenville, South Carolina, the band returned to Vile Nilotic Rites engineer Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, Dying Fetus, Whitechapel) for mixing and mastering.

In celebration of today’s announcement, NILE have dropped the album’s first new single, “Chapter for Not Being Hung Upside Down on a Stake in the Underworld and Made to Eat Feces by the Four Apes”, alongside a new official music video. Topped by killer screams and gutturals, the track is a winding hacksaw of brutal tech-death injections citing the Egyptian Book of the Dead.

NILE’s Karl Sanders comments on the new track and video:

“‘Chapter for not being Hung Upside Down’ is one of our favorite tracks on the new record. It’s a lot of fun to play, challenging and unpredictable, but with an infectiously brutal, unrestrained vibe that I am very certain will be a blast in the mosh pit during live shows.

We are super happy to be working with Tom Flynn for the video for this song – he is a visionary with insanely creative ideas and a really cool guy to work with. Very excited for people to see what he has been cooking up with this video.”

Watch the new official music video for

“Chapter for Not Being Hung Upside Down on a Stake in the Underworld and Made to Eat Feces by the Four Apes” 

Facing the planet’s inevitable end with their diehard fans at their side, NILE waste absolutely no time with histrionics on The Underworld Awaits Us All, distilling their trademark Egyptology driven tempest down to its most streamlined essence. Charging into battle as its namesake depicts, “Stelae of Vultures” makes an immediate impact with dissonant guitar chords and supernatural drumming, teasing the auditory evisceration to come. Topped by impressive screams and gutturals, the track leads into “Chapter for Not Being Hung Upside Down on a Stake in the Underworld and Made to Eat Feces by the Four Apes”, citing the Egyptian Book of the Dead’s 181st chapter. The album’s most succinct track, “To Strike with Secret Fang”, blends low-end punishment with blackened death metal inspiration, before album standouts such as “Naqada II Enter the Golden Age” and “Overlords of the Black Earth” breathe new life with thrash and fusion experimentation, as well as real human choirs – adding a raw element to the NILE fold. Each track soars as a technical tour-de-force – featuring career-defining extreme drumming from Kollias, as well as razor-sharp soloing from all three active guitarists and palpable bass exploration. A perfect example of this equation is pinnacle burner “Under the Curse of the One God”, combining sinister atmospherics with breakneck pacing and whirlwind, vicious riff acrobatics. 

Throughout the remainder of its 11 pummeling tracks and intricate interludes, NILE masters full-tilt speed and ferocious musicality. 30 years into their heavy reign, The Underworld Awaits Us All proves that NILE is marching onward and undoubtedly upward, bleeding metal for their fandom for as long as the sands of time will allow.

Karl Sanders says about the album:

“We are very happy to be sharing with fans Nile’s 10th album. We worked overtime making this record as killer as we could – because we sincerely felt fans deserved our best efforts. The Underworld Awaits us All – and we will see you there.”

The Underworld Awaits Us All‘s mind-bending art was once again envisioned and created by Michał ‘Xaay’ Loranc, with reference to the cycle of life and judgment at its end. 

The Underworld Awaits Us All track listing:
1. Stelae of Vultures
2. Chapter for Not Being Hung Upside Down on a Stake in the Underworld and Made to Eat Feces by the Four Apes
3. To Strike with Secret Fang
4. Naqada II Enter the Golden Age
5. The Pentagrammathion of Nephren-Ka
6. Overlords of the Black Earth
7. Under the Curse of the One God
9. Doctrine of Last Things
10. True Gods of the Desert
11. The Underworld Awaits us All
12. Lament for the Destruction of Time

The Underworld Awaits Us All will be available in the following formats:
-6 Page CD Digipak & Anubis Bust (limited to 500)
-2LP Gatefold MARBLED ORANGE RED BLACK w/ 24 Page Vinyl Booklet and Slipmat (limited to 200)
-2LP Gatefold SPLATTER DARK GREEN YELLOW (limited to 300)
-2LP Gatefold BLACK
-2LP Gatefold CLEAR (North American retail stores only – limited to 500)
-Cassette Tape Edition YELLOW (limited to 200)
-6 Page CD Digipak
-Digital Album

Pre-Order The Underworld Awaits Us All
https://lnk.to/NILE-TUAUA/napalmrecords

NILE is:
Karl Sanders – Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards,
George Kollias – Drums
Brian Kingsland – Guitar, Vocals
Zach Jeter – Guitar, Vocals
Dan Vadim Von – Bass

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EVERGREY Joined by Jonas Renkse of Katatonia on New Single “Cold Dreams” + Official Video Unveiled!

Photo credit: Patric Ullaeus

Heavy Darkness Veterans EVERGREY Unveil Official Video for New Single “Cold Dreams” feat. Jonas Renkse of KATATONIA | Watch HERE

New Album, Theories of Emptiness, out this Friday, June 7, 2024 via Napalm Records | Secure Your Copy HERE

New EU Tour Dates Announced

Theories of Emptiness takes the Swedes’ music to a whole
 new level (…).”
– Metal Hammer Germany (Soundcheck #1) –

“appears as an early candidate for the honorary title of “hard rock album of the year”, as well as perhaps their best album ever.” 
– Sweden Rock (Soundcheck #1) –

“Another work of art between melancholy, lightness and complexity”
 – Rock Hard Germany (Soundcheck #1) –

“Evergrey are perfection personified.” 
– Powerplay (UK, album of the month) –

“…might be the band’s best work at the end of a very productive decade.”
– Decibel (US) –

EVERGREY, Gothenburg’s pioneering masters of darkness, have unveiled a new official video for “Cold Dreams” from their upcoming fourteenth studio album, Theories of Emptiness, set for release this Friday, June 7 via Napalm Records. This sonic majesty cut from the new album showcases an out-of-this-world vocal performance by band leader and vocalist Tom Englund, alongside a guest appearance by Jonas Renkse (KATATONIA) and Englund’s daughter, Salina – contributing lush backing vocals that enhance the song’s dynamics and highlighting another intense facet of the album.               

Theories Of Emptiness stands as the distinguished successor to their worldwide chart-topping release, A Heartless Portrait(The Orphean Testament), and is leaving critics breathless all over the world. Seamlessly blending dark, emotive themes with complex progressive elements and melodic heavy metal, the album is already making waves, ranking #1 in the soundcheck charts of German Rock Hard, German Metal Hammer, Aardschok and Sweden Rock. With Theories Of Emptiness, EVERGREY have crafted an absolute masterpiece and goose-bump generator, solidifying their legacy as they continue to shape metal history after 30 years in the industry. 

Tom Englund on “Cold Dreams”:             
“’Cold Dreams’ is probably the darkest piece of music on Theories of Emptiness. Its somber power is quite overwhelming. It’s a composition that honestly leaves me feeling a bit uneasy. To have Jonas Renkse of Katatonia singing words describing fates that we both encountered makes it even more special and intriguing. Jonas’ unique voice of sadness spreads like a disease and to hear him growl, again, is just fucking great! 
To balance the darkness, we decided to bring in some angelic qualities, and at the time of composing, I couldn’t imagine anything more suiting than my daughter Salina Englund’s voice. We cannot wait to hear what you feel after these 6 minutes and 46 seconds of soul searching. Enjoy!”

Watch the gripping official video for “Cold Dreams” HERE!

Theories of Emptiness was produced by Tom S. Englund and Jonas Ekdahl, and was mixed by Adam “Nolly” Getgood (ex-Periphery), who worked closely with the band from the start – bringing out the vividness of the album’s overall sonic profile. Rounding out the album’s production, mastering was helmed by Thomas “Plec” Johansson (Soilwork, The Night Flight Orchestra, Onslaught, The Gems, Eleine and many more).

Theories of Emptiness follows its chart-topping and critically acclaimed predecessor, 2022’s A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament), which entered charts worldwide at #3 in Sweden (Metal), ranked #5 on the Top New Artist Albums charts in the United States, entered #7 in Finland and #12 in Germany.

Pre-order your copy of Theories of Emptiness HERE!

Theories of Emptiness tracklisting:
1. Falling From the Sun
2. Misfortune
3. To Become Someone Else
4. Say
5. Ghost of My Hero
6. We Are the North
7. One Heart
8. The Night Within
9. Cold Dreams
10. Our Way Through Silence
11. A Theory of Emptiness

“For us, progression is paramount”, states Tom S. Englund when discussing the eleven track opus, Theories of Emptiness“We’re dedicated to ensuring that our music remains innovative and avoids stagnation. With each album, we strive to introduce something new — a unique flavor, a different key or chord, fresh voices in our writing, or innovative production techniques.” In fact, no stone has been left unturned. Tracks are created to balance each-other mutually: from the aggressive tones of “Misfortune“ contrasting the light-hearted opening of “To Become Someone Else“, to the ballad “Ghost of My Hero“ leading into the furious riffs of “We Are the North“. Album opener “Falling From the Sun” and “Say” interweave heaviness with mesmerizing keyboards and unpredictable instrumental parts, as also heard on “The Night Within“.  Ending on a quiet note, Theories of Emptiness depicts exactly what emptiness is about, first with the immersive “Our Way Through Silence“, and then with “A Theory of Emptiness” which, with timid piano, makes us rationalize our innermost feelings. Navigating realms of darkness and light, Theories of Emptiness takes listeners on a carefully balanced roller coaster ride – showcasing EVERGREY‘s ever-evolving sound in 2024 and beyond.             

Tom Englund adds:
“Our new album is soon to be yours! We can’t wait for that to happen, there are so many new and refreshing elements on it as well as respect paid to every part of our past. We have just refined what we always have done and tried to make it as contemporary as we possibly could to please ourselves and our sonic expectations. With the presence of Adam ”Nolly” Getgood, we felt fired up, hungry and eager to do our utmost to ensure that we would write the best songs we possibly could – I really feel we have achieved that. Sound quality wise we feel that it is on par with the best the world has to offer today. It is a brave statement that I will stand behind for the rest of my life. Taking EVERGREY into a new cycle feels just as when I did it the first time. We are more motivated than ever, and with a lot of touring to be announced very soon, we cannot wait to come and play this new music for you.
Finally, we need to mention that we couldn’t be prouder to announce our guest vocalist for this album. Jonas Renkse has graced KATATONIA’s music with his unique atmosphere for decades. Now we in the band and the fans of EVERGREY get to experience the same and we couldn’t be more excited! You might even get to hear Jonas growl for maybe the first time in many years… 
Much love, Tom”

Theories of Emptiness will be available in the following formats:           
– Deluxe Bag
 incl. 1CD Digisleeve, 1CD Cardboard Sleeve with 2 Bonus Tracks, Pendant, Patch Album Artwork, Sunglasses with band logo, Artprint DIY Puzzle, all packed in exclusive cotton bag – Napalm Records Mailorder exclusive (strictly limited to 400 copies worldwide)
– 1LP Die Hard Gatefold PURPLE/WHITE SPLATTER incl. 24pp booklet, record butler – Napalm Records Mailorder exclusive (strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide)
– 1LP Gatefold TRANSLUCENT – Napalm Records Mailorder exclusive (strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide)
– 1LP Gatefold BLACK
– Digisleeve
– Digital Album

Deluxe Bag – Napalm Records Mailorder exclusive (strictly limited to 400 copies worldwide)

EVERGREY Live 2024:
Latin America Tour 2024
11.06.24 MX – Mexico City / Foro Veintiocho
13.06.24 CO – Bogota / Ace of Spades
14.06.24 PE – Lima / Teatro Kantaro
16.06.24 CL – Santiago / Club Chocolate
18.06.24 AR – Buenos Aires / El Teatrito
20.06.24 BR – Brasilia / Toinha
22.06.24 BR – Sao Paulo / Carioca Club
23.06.24 BR – Limeira / Mirage

Emptiness Over Scandinavia
Support: Cyhra
12.09.24 SE – Göteborg / Pustervik
13.09.24 SE – Örebro / Frimis
14.09.24 SE – Stockholm / Naten
15.09.24 NO – Oslo / Parktreatret
17.09.24 DK – Copenhagen / Pumpehuset
18.09.24 SE – Malmö / Babel
19.09.24 DK – Kolding / Godset
20.09.24 SE – Skövde / Valhall
21.09.24 SE – Helsingborg / The Tivoli
24.09.24 FI – Helsinki / Ääniwalli
25.09.24 FI – Tampere / Olympia
27.09.24 SE – Östersund / Rock Fest
28.09.24 SE – Lulea / Rockfest
30.09.24 SE – Eskilstuna / Lokomotivet
01.10.24 SE – Uppsala / Katalin
02.10.24 SE – Kristianstad / Bilijardkompaniet  

NEW!
Emptiness Over Europe               
Special guest: Klogr       
+ Virtual Symmetry (02.11.2024 – 01.12.2024)                   
+ Tba support (03.12.2024 – 22.12.2024)              

02.11.24 NL – Apeldoorn / Brain Storm Festival
03.11.24 DE – Herford / Kulturwerk
05.11.24 DE – Bochum / Zeche
06.11.24 DE – Siegburg / Kubana
07.11.24 CH – Sarnen / Urrock Musik Festival
08.11.24 CH – Monthey / Pont Rouge
09.11.24 ES – Barcelona / Sala Boveda
10.11.24 ES – Madrid / Revi Live
11.11.24 PT – Lisbon / RCA Club
12.11.24 PT – Porto / Hard Club Room 2
13.11.24 ES – Mos / Sala Rebullion
14.11.24 ES – Valladolid / Porta Caeli
15.11.24 ES – Vitoria-Gasteiz / Urban Rock Concept
16.11.24 FR – Nantes / Le Ferrailleur
17.11.24 FR – Paris / Petit Bain
19.11.24 DE – Würzburg / Posthalle
20.11.24 DE – Hannover / Musikzentrum
21.11.24 DE – Leipzig / Hellraiser
22.11.24 DE – Hamburg / Bahnhof Pauli
23.11.24 DE – Weissenhaeuser Strand / Metal Hammer Paradise
24.11.24 DE – Berlin / Lido
25.11.24 PL – Poznan / 2Progi
26.11.24 PL – Crcow / Kwadrat
29.11.24 BG – Sofia / Mixtape 5
30.11.24 GR – Thessaloniki / Principal Club Theater
01.12.24 GR –  Athens / Kyttaro Live
03.12.24 RS –  Belgrade / Dorcol Platz
04.12.24 HR – Zagreb / Mochvara Club
05.12.24 BH – Banja Luka / Sports Hall Obilicevo
06.12.24 HU – Budapest / Barba Negra
07.12.24 DE – Burglengenfeld / VAZ Pfarrheim
08.12.24 AT – Dornbirn / Conrad Sohm
10.12.24 DE – Munich /  Backstage Halle
11.12.24 DE – Mannheim / 7er Club
12.12.24 DE – Trier / Mergener Hof
13.12.24 BE – St. Niklaas / De Casino 
21.12.24 DE – Andernach / Live Club
22.12.24 NL – Helmond / Cacaofabrik

EVERGREY on their upcoming EU tour: 
“We are so extremely happy to announce our European tour, it’s a long one and we are coming pretty much everywhere! We also have 10 more dates to be announced for Europe this year! With us as special guest we have KLOGR and you should go and check them out immediately, as well as our friends in Virtual Symmetry opening the first month of the tour! We cannot wait, now go get your tickets and we will see you in the fall!”

Festivals
08.08.24 UK – Catton Park, Derby / Bloodstock Open Air
17.08.24 RO – Caransebes / Gugulan Rock Open Air
31.08.24 GR – Rethymno, Island of Crete / Rethymno Rocks Open Air
02.11.24 NL – Podium Gigant, Apeldoorn / Brainstorm Open Air
07.11.24 CH – Sarnen / Urrock Musik Festival
22.-23.11.24 DE – Weissenhäuser Strand / Metal Hammer Paradise       

EVERGREY are:
Tom S. Englund – Vocals, Guitar
Henrik Danhage – Guitar
Rikard Zander – Keyboard
Jonas Ekdahl – Drums
Johan Niemann – Bass
 
EVERGREY online:
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Powerwolf Deliver The Most Elaborate Video in the Band’s History. New Album, Wake Up The Wicked, out July 26

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Today, POWERWOLF presents the long-awaited first single from their upcoming studio album, Wake Up The Wicked, out July 26, 2024 via Napalm Records. “1589” tells the story of Peter Stump, who lived near Cologne, Germany in the 16th century and is known today as the “Werewolf of Bedburg”. After being defamed as a werewolf, the farmer confessed to several murders under torture, and was cruelly executed on October 31, 1589. This morbid story has fascinated people all over the world ever since and has been picked up by National Geographic, among others.
 

For the video for “1589”POWERWOLF traveled to England to stage Stump’s fate in the dark woods in a cinematic way. With carefully selected locations, countless actors and crew members and impressive special effects, it marks the most elaborate music video production in the band’s history to date – and thus offers a worthy first taste of what fans can expect with Wake Up The Wicked

Experience the Cinematic Video for “1589” 
Directed & produced by Adam Barker
https://youtu.be/5S0-oP9JsL0 

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.

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. 

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 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 

Pre-Order your version of the new album, Wake Up The Wicked
https://lnk.to/PW-WakeUpTheWicked

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

POWERWOLF online:
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KK’S PRIEST and ACCEPT Announce 2024 North American Tour

Heavy metal fans, prepare for the most electrifying tour of the year! Heavy metal frontrunners KK’S PRIEST – featuring Judas Priest alum and GRAMMY Award winning/nominated musicians K.K. Downing (guitar) and Tim “Ripper” Owens (vocals) – and Teutonic metal originators ACCEPT will join forces this fall 2024 for an unmissable North American tour! Both bands are touring in support of their brand new albums, out now via Napalm Records.

The massive run will begin on August 31 in Los Angeles, CA, visiting a slew of major cities in the USA and Canada – such as Toronto, ON, Montreal, QC, New York, NY and Nashville, TN – before coming to an end in San Francisco, CA on October 7. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, May 9 at 10:00am EDT, so get your tickets quickly before it’s too late – these will go fast!

KK’s PRIEST’s K.K. Downing says:
“It’s time!!! Let the full European metal assault commence, KK’s Priest / Accept. Not since 1983 have we shared the same battleground. From Germany, from the UK, let the Flying Vs clash, let the metal fly! All in the name of defending our beloved heavy metal music, let the people come from all walks of life to witness the battle royal. There is no doubt that we warriors of metal will give every ounce of our energy and our power in order to deliver up our very finest performance. This is a spectacle not to be missed, and this is possibly the one and only time in history for you to witness this iconic duel. Who will be the victor? You will be the judge, let the music begin from early August to early October… The arena awaits!!”

ACCEPT’s Wolf Hoffmann says:
“This tour with KK’s Priest is a dream come true for Accept and for me personally. 
Accept supported Judas Priest back in the early 80s – it was our first ‘real’ international tour and Priest had been a huge influence on us. 
I’m really looking forward to reconnecting with KK on this very special tour. It’s going to be epic! Don’t miss it!”

KK’S PRIEST and ACCEPT
Announce 2024 North American Tour Dates

Beginning August 31 in Los Angeles, CA
Tickets On Sale Thursday, May 9

Order KK’S PRIEST’s New Album, The Sinner Rides AgainHERE

Order ACCEPT’s New Album, HumanoidHERE

KK’S PRIEST & ACCEPT
Full Metal Assault Tour 2024
August 31 – Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go-Go
September 1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Rainbow Backyard Bash 2024
September 3 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
September 5 – East Moline, IL – The Rust Belt
September 6 – Green Bay, WI – Epic Events Center
September 7 – Des Plaines, IL – Des Plaines Theater
September 8 – Detroit, MI – District 142
September 10 – Toronto, ON – QET
September 11 – Montreal, QC – Rialto Theatre
September 13 – New York, NY – The Palladium
September 14 – Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
September 15 – Boston, MA – The Wilbur Theatre
September 16 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
September 18 – Lititz, PA – Mickey’s Black Box
September 20 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
September 21 – Providence, RI – The Strand Ballroom
September 22 – Leesburg, VA – Tally Ho Theater
September 24 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
September 26 – New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore
September 27 – Little Rock, AR – The Hall
September 28 – Dallas, TX – Tannahill’s
September 29 – Austin, TX – Paramount Theatre
October 1 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
October 2 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre
October 4 – Riverside, CA – Fox Performing Arts Center
October 5 – San Diego, CA – The Magnolia
October 6 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
October 7 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom

KK’S PRIEST

Photo Credit: Sam Singer

This past September, KK’S PRIEST unveiled their blistering sophomore offering, The Sinner Rides Again, to rave reviews! Blabbermouth dubbed it “an absolutely ripping metal record”, while Paste stated, “…with all respect to Rob Halford and co., nothing they’ve produced in recent years feels as dynamic and as heavy as the material that their former guitarist has been forging with his project KK’S PRIEST.” The album debuted at #1 on the US Hard Music Albums chart, #3 on the Top New Artist Albums chart and #6 on the Current Rock Albums chart. The Sinner Rides Again also landed at #6 on the end of year NACC Heavy radio chart, while resulting as one of the top spun albums of the year at Metal Contraband.

With The Sinner Rides AgainKK’S PRIEST double down on the ripping melodic force of their debut, Sermons Of The Sinner– which Metal Hammer UK dubbed “hugely enjoyable” and Metal Injection cited as boasting “catchy hooks and plenty of guitar wizardry”The Sinner Rides Againwields nine tracks of pure hellfire, produced and written by Downing and mixed/mastered by Jacob Hansen. The celebrated new album is a call for the classics while speeding full force into the future, delivered by some of heavy metal’s most essential performers.

KK’S PRIEST is:
Tim “Ripper” Owens – Vocals
K.K. Downing – Guitar
A.J. Mills – Guitar
Tony Newton – Bass
Sean Elg – Drums

KK’S PRIEST online:
WEBSITE
FACEBOOK
INSTAGRAM
NAPALM RECORDS

Order the New Album, The Sinner Rides AgainHERE Watch the music video for KK’s PRIEST’s 
“One More Shot At Glory” HERE:

ACCEPT

Photo Credit: Christoph Vohler

ACCEPT just released their latest full-length, Humanoid, on April 26, 2024, proving that even after over 40 years, they remain a leading force in the worldwide heavy metal scene. Metal Hammer dubbed the album “a new career peak”, while Angry Metal Guycalls it “another successful chapter in the second stage of Accept’s eternal crusade”. Marking yet another benchmark for the German heavy metal legends, Humanoid just debuted at #3 on the US Current Hard Music Albums chart, #2 on the Canadian Hard Music Albums chart, and #1 on the NACC Heavy radio chart.

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 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.

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

ACCEPT online:
THE INTERACTIVE HUMANOID EXPERIENCE
HOMEPAGE
FACEBOOK
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X
VK
TIKTOK
NAPALM RECORDS

Order the New Album, HumanoidHEREWatch ACCEPT’s recent video for “The Reckoning” HERE:

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German Heavy Metal Giants ACCEPT Release Thrilling Third New Single “Frankenstein”

Photo Credit: Christoph Vohler

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

German Heavy Metal Giants ACCEPT Release Thrilling Third New Single “Frankenstein” | Watch the Official Lyric Video HERE

New Studio Album, Humanoid, out this Friday, 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 is gearing up for the release of their new full-length, Humanoid, out this Friday, April 26, 2024, by unleashing the third single “Frankenstein”! The track is an electrifying take on the classic Frankenstein story, featuring a chanting chorus and epic riffs in trademark ACCEPT style, and it comes with an exciting lyric video.

Even after over 40 years, ACCEPT remains one of the leading forces in the worldwide heavy metal scene, performing once again at the most important rock and metal festivals in summer 2024, including legendary Wacken Open Air and Hellfest.

The band will begin their South American headline tour next week! This autumn, European fans will be treated to more than 20 ACCEPT shows across the continent, with Phil Campbell and The Bastard Sons and Sister Sin as special guests. Watch the video for “Frankenstein” below, and pre-order your copy of Humanoid now.

ACCEPT on “Frankenstein”:       
“The story of Frankenstein is old and yet still relevant. The monster is created without being asked. Frankenstein is a human being and yet he is hated and feared by everyone.”

Watch the Captivating Lyric Video for “Frankenstein” 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 –

“Humanoid features 11 songs that show the band performing at a high level, matching the lofty standards set by the modern heavy metal scene.”
– Decibel –
 

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 Humanoid NOW:

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 the current METAL HAMMER Germany May issue incl ACCEPT cover story
– 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:
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 – Special Guest: Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons
29.10.24 FR – Lyon / Transbordeur – Special Guest: Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons
31.10.24 BE – Antwerp / Trix – Special Guest: Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons
01.11.24 FR – Paris / Elysee Montmartre – Special Guest: Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons
02.11.24 CH – Lausanne / Les Docks
03.11.24 CH – Zurich / Komplex – Special Guest: Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons
05.11.24 DE – Saarbrücken / Garage – Special Guest: Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons
06.11.24 DE – Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle – Special Guest: Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons
07.11.24 DE – Langen / Stadthalle – Special Guest: Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons
09.11.24 AT – Vienna / Simm City – Special Guest: Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons
12.11.24 DE – Munich / Backstage – Special Guest: Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons
13.11.24 DE – Berlin / Huxleys – Special Guest: Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons
15.11.24 DE – Neu-Ulm / Ratiopharm Arena – Special Guest: Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons
16.11.24 DE – Geiselwind / Eventcenter – Special Guest: Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons
20.11.24 DE – Gera / KUK – Special Guest: Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons
21.11.24 DE – Bremen / Aladin – Special Guest: Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons
25.11.24 NO – Oslo / Rockefeller – Special Guest: Sister Sin
26.11.24 SE – Gothenburg / Trädgår’n  – Special Guest: Sister Sin
28.11.24 SE – Skövde / Valhall – Special Guest: Sister Sin
29.11.24 SE – Karlstad / Nöjesfabriken – Special Guest: Sister Sin
30.11.24 SE – Stockholm / Fryshuset – Special Guest: Sister Sin

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 DE – Weissenhäuser Strand – Metal Hammer Paradise

Tickets available HERE

ACCEPT are on the cover of the current Metal Hammer Germany issue. The issue comes with an exclusive 7’’ vinyl, including the two yet-to-be physically released singles “Humanoid” and “The Reckoning”!

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

Photo Credit: VDPictures

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

ACCEPT online:
THE INTERACTIVE HUMANOID EXPERIENCE
HOMEPAGE
FACEBOOK
INSTAGRAM
TWITTER
VK
TIKTOK
NAPALM RECORDS

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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

ALESTORM online:
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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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Herman Li online:
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