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Cannibal Corpse Drops “Vengeful Invasion” Video

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North American Tour With Amon Amarth Draws Near

Watch CANNIBAL CORPSE’s “Vengeful Invasion” video HERE

Death metal icons CANNIBAL CORPSE are pleased to unleash a video for “Vengeful Invasion.” The track comes by way of the band’s critically-adored Chaos Horrific full-length, released last Fall via Metal Blade Records.

The video was directed and edited by Zev Deans and shot by Brendan McGowan with SFX makeup by Nina Carelli, AI footage manipulation by KingCon2k11, and stars Actually Huizenga from the band Patriarchy. With “Vengeful Invasion,” a human trafficking revenge tale spirals into grotesque phantasmagoria in the spirit of Japanese horror classics.

Watch CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s “Vengeful Invasion” video HERE.

Watch CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s previously released videos for “Chaos HorrificHERE, “Blood BlindHERE, and “Summoned For SacrificeHERE.

Since 1988, CANNIBAL CORPSE has remained at the forefront of death metal, shaping and defining the genre. In 2021, they raised the stakes again with their Violence Unimagined full-length. In 2023 they returned with its successor, the equally monstrous Chaos Horrific, consequently beginning the next chapter in their legacy. Produced again by guitarist Erik Rutan, who has now produced six of the band’s albums, Chaos Horrific is, without question, a full-on, CANNIBAL-style death metal outing, straight down to the themes, which include zombie warfare, resetting the human race through mass mutilations, and the violent revenge of victims of human trafficking, and its cover art by longtime collaborator Vince Locke.

Chaos Horrific slaughtered Billboard charts upon its first week of release, earning the #7 position on the Billboard Album Sales chart, #2 on the Hard Music Albums chart, #3 on the Rock Albums chart, #5 on the Independent Label Albums chart, and more!

The record is available on digipak CD, cassette, and digital formats as well as vinyl in multiple limited color variants.

Secure your copy today at the CANNIBAL CORPSEstore at: cannibalcorpse.store and Metal Blade at: metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse

This April, CANNIBAL CORPSE will join labelmates Amon Amarth on the Metal Crushes All Tour. The journey runs from April 21st through May 25th and includes performances at the historic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver as well as arena stops in Portland, Vancouver, Quebec City, Asheville, Tampa, and Anaheim. Additional support will be provided by Obituary and Frozen Soul. See all confirmed dates below.

CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Amon Amarth, Obituary, Frozen Soul:
4/21/2024 Revel Entertainment Center – Albuquerque, NM
4/22/2024 Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Denver, CO
4/24/2024 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
4/26/2024 Alaska Airlines’ Theater Of The Clouds – Portland, OR *
4/27/2024 PNE Forum – Vancouver, BC *
4/29/2024 Edmonton Convention Center – Edmonton, AB
4/30/2024 Grey Eagle Event Center – Calgary, AB
5/03/2024 Steelhouse – Omaha, NE
5/04/2024 The Sylvee – Madison, WI
5/05/2024 GLC Live At 20 Monroe – Grand Rapids, MI
5/07/2024 Rose Music Center At The Heights – Huber Heights, OH
5/09/2024 The Wellmont – Montclair, NJ
5/10/2024 Toyota Oakdale Theater – Wallingford, CT
5/11/2024 Videotron Centre – Quebec City, QC *
5/13/2024 The Fillmore Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA
5/14/2024 The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, MD
5/16/2024 ExploreAsheville.com Arena – Asheville, NC *
5/17/2024 House Of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC
5/18/2024 Yuengling Center – Tampa, FL *
5/20/2024 Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX
5/21/2024 Boeing Center At Tech Port – San Antonio, TX
5/23/2024 Arizona Financial Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
5/24/2024 Pearl Concert Theater At Palms Casino Resort – Las Vegas, NV
5/25/2024 Honda Center – Anaheim, CA *
* arena show

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Job for a Cowboy Unleashes “Beyond the Chemical Doorway” Video And Single

Photo by Chris Klumpp

JOB FOR A COWBOY:
Jonny Davy – vocals
Al Glassman – guitar
Nick Schendzielos – bass
Tony Sannicandro – guitar

Moon Healer Full-Length To See Release February 23rd On Metal Blade Records

Watch JOB FOR A COWBOY’s “Beyond The Chemical Doorway” video HERE

Experimental death metallers JOB FOR A COWBOY are pleased to unleash “Beyond The Chemical Doorway,” the latest single from their long-awaited new full-length, Moon Healer, set for release on February 23rd via Metal Blade Records. The release marks the iconic outfit’s first new full-length in a decade!

Moon Healer is a vivid illustration of what happens when creativity, aggression, and volatility tangle for the first time in years. Like the band’s critically adored, 2014-released Sun Eater full-length, Moon Healeris musically multifaceted, unabashedly brutal, and compellingly conceptual. Featuring a newly refreshed and reinspired lineup of frontman and co-founder Jonny Davy, guitarists Tony Sannicandro and Al Glassman, bassist Nick Schendzielos, and drummer (since 2020) Navene Koperweis, the band seamlessly picks up the mantle where Sun Eater left off.

“Moon Healer” track listing:

01. Beyond The Chemical Doorway
02. Etched In Oblivion
03. Grinding Wheels Of Ophanim
04. The Sun Gave Me Ashes So I Sought Out The Moon
05. Into The Crystalline Crypts
06. A Sorrow-Filled Moon
07. The Agony Seeping Storm
08. The Forever Rot

Compared to past offerings, Moon Healeris as bone-crushing as JOB FOR A COWBOY has ever been. But it’s more consistent and conceptual, composed with the utmost enthusiasm and confidence. “The evolution of our sound has become a big part of the band,” Davy says. “As we mature as musicians, our tastes and interests naturally expand. With age comes more experience and ideas that we wouldn’t have considered in our earlier years.

When discussing the lyrical genesis of songs “Grinding Wheels Of Ophanim,” “Into The Crystalline Crypts,” and latest single, “Beyond The Chemical Doorway,” Davy’s writing gets cryptic and elliptical-sounding, part Philip K. Dick, part Timothy Leary. “I envision this as a death metal album born from the mystical confines of an alchemist’s laboratory. The music acts as potent potions, inducing hallucinogenic journeys that unlock the secrets of the universe.”

With “Beyond The Chemical Doorway,” Davy explores Gnosticism — an occult teaching based on Gnosis, a state of transcendence achieved through intuitive, unconventional means — by way of Hieronymus Bosch’s art. Elaborates Davy, “On Moon Healer, we unravel the dismal narrative of a close friend consumed by an unwavering pursuit of enlightenment. They achieve this through a compulsive embrace of hallucinogenic drugs. This storyline emerges from the foundation set in our earlier album, Sun Eater, delving deeper into the intricacies brewing within our friend’s psyche.

When under the influence of these drugs,” he continues, “this individual claimed to encounter entities and find themselves in indescribable worlds that defy rational comprehension. Many who undergo such experiences draw intriguing parallels between diverse facets of Gnostic philosophy, biblical depictions of angels, and the stages of Bardo Thodol delineated in the Tibetan Book Of The Dead. In the album’s opener, ‘Beyond The Chemical Doorway,’ our friend vividly voices his hallucinations, recounting the experience of breaching forbidden, gnostic-like realms, with each account culminating in the utter unraveling of his being.”

Watch JOB FOR A COWBOY‘s “Beyond The Chemical Doorway” video at THIS LOCATION.

Watch the band’s previously released videos for “The Agony Seeping StormHERE and “The Forever RotHERE.

Moon Healer was produced by Jason Suecof (Death Angel, The Black Dahlia Murder, Deicide) at his Audiohammer Studios and is the first JOB FOR A COWBOY album to feature session drummer Navene Koperweis (ex-Animosity). Davy previously worked with Koperweis in the progressive death metal side project Fleshwrought, which released Dementia/Dyslexia through Metal Blade in 2010. Koperweis also worked as a session drummer for Machine Head and Whitechapel and is currently in the band Entheos, whose third full-length came out on Metal Blade in March 2023.

Moon Healer will be released on CD, digitally, and on vinyl in the following color variants:

Vinyl US:
Purple w/ Black Smoke
Blue And White Marbled
Pink And White Marbled
Magenta Marble (Independent Retailers)

Vinyl EU:
Dark Purple Marbled (1000 copies)
Ice Blue Marbled (500 copies)
White w/ Purple Splattered (300 copies)
Blue/White Split Splattered (300 copies)

For pre-orders, visit: metalblade.com/jobforacowboy

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VOLCANDRA announce new album, ‘The Way of Ancients’; Lead single and music video, ‘Fouled Sanctity’, premiering now

Photographer credit: Patrick Ballard

VOLCANDRA is:
Dave Palenske – Vocals
River Jordan – Guitar
Jamie DeMar – Guitar
Andrew Casciato – Bass
Mike Hargrave – Drums

Louisville, Kentucky blackened melodic death metal band, VOLCANDRA has today announced their forthcoming second album, The Way of Ancients, which is due for release via Prosthetic Records on March 1. Alongside the album announcement, VOLCANDRA are currently premiering the lead single and accompanying music video, Fouled Sanctity, via Decibel.

LISTEN TO AND WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR FOULED SANCTITY VIA DECIBEL HERE.
Fouled Sanctity will be available on all streaming platforms on Thursday, February 1.

Pre-order The Way of Ancients here.

Speaking on the album announcement, VOLCANDRA comments: “The Way of Ancients features an over arching high fantasy concept inspired by some of our favorite pieces of media from the sword and sorcery genre. It tells a tale of unlikely heroes traversing through deadly terrain in order to take on insurmountable forces of darkness. The album title refers to the final passage that must be taken in order to complete such a perilous quest. For this release we blended our influences from thrash metal, melodic death metal, and black metal all into one finely crafted sonic assault. It is our most aggressive record to date and we can’t wait to bring these songs to a venue near you. We are ecstatic to share this album that we are very proud of on the world stage via Prosthetic Records and expand our reach as far as possible.”

Of Fouled Sanctity, they add: “We chose Fouled Sanctity as the first single for this record because it takes no time to get going. From the first note you know you’re in for a banger. The track showcases our love for thrash and death metal with a blackened twist, but not without a hint of melody in the mix. The lyrics are about a brave warrior who ventures into the depths of a defiled cathedral that has been infested with demons in which he must do battle with. By the end of his quest he is possessed by the soul of the beast who is the cause of all of this chaos. For the music video we recruited our good friend Malcolm Pugh (Inferi) once again. The video pays homage to sword and sorcery films of the 1980’s and our love for analog media of yesteryear.”

Following the release of their well-received Border World EP in 2022, VOLCANDRA breathed life into their continually evolving universe of myths and extreme metal fantasy epics across stages in North America. Amassing tours alongside labelmates Tómarúm, multiple solo headline runs, and a support stint with The Convalescence, VOLCANDRA’s dynamic as a unit in 2024 is one of unwavering confidence and lofty ambition.

Galvanized by their growing rapport and momentum from the road, The Way of Ancients’ writing process came quickly and naturally to the band in the winter of 2022. Vocalist and lyricist Dave Palenske’s affinity for concept albums led to The Way of Ancients’ creative decision to implement an overarching story, with particular influence from the classic early Diablo video game series as well as the escapism found in sword and sorcery eighties films such as Conan, Clash of the Titans and Excalibur.

Commencing production in January 2023 with Mike Low (Cattle Decapitation, Khemmis, INFERI) at the helm for tracking, mixing and mastering, VOLCANDRA also enlisted Entheos’ Chaney Crabb and Navene Koperweis for drum recording. Further contributions also see choral singing throughout the release from Oubliette’s Emily Low. Whilst The Way of Ancients retains VOLCANDRA’s inclination for melodicism, both in songwriting and production value, guitarists River Jordan and Jamie DeMar’s synergy and growing desire for a more bellicose approach to the blackened aspects of their sound is evident throughout the near 40 minute runtime.

Intent to keep aesthetic continuity of their established narrative thread, longtime collaborator Varises Otak (Cryptopsy and Amon Amath) masterfully brings The Way Of Ancients’ visual identity to life with the cover art.

The Way of Ancients tracklist:
1. Birth of the Nephalem
2. Fouled Sanctity
3. Nemesis Confession
4. Maiden of Anguish
5. Seven Tombs
6. The Blackened Temple
7. Not Even Death
8. The Way of Ancients

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Whitechapel To Release Live In The Valley Digitally January 26, 2024 Via Metal Blade Records

PHOTO CREDIT: STEPHANIE CABRAL

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

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

Here’s what guitarist Alex Wade had to say about Live In The Valley:

“We decided to record the audio from our 7th annual hometown Christmas benefit show in 2022 where we played a mixed set from our albums ‘The Valley’ and ‘Kin’. We thought this would be a good way to close the chapter on these albums before we start recording our 9th album. The audio was recorded, engineered, mixed and mastered by our very own Zach Householder and we are excited about the way that it turned out. Along with the audio we shot 2 live videos to accompany the live album release.”
Check out a live video for the track “Lost Boy”off the upcoming live album that was created by Marshall Wieczorek below.

Whitechapel wrapped up 2023 on the road, taking to the stage with Meshuggah and In Flames for four weeks including a pair of headline shows. The band then headed home where they headlined their 8th annual Christmas Benefit Show at The Mill & The Mine, marking the band’s final show of 2023.

About the band:

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

Track Listing:

1.When a Demon Defiles a Witch (Live) 2.Forgiveness Is Weakness (Live) 3.Brimstone (Live) 4.Hickory Creek (Live) 5.Black Bear (Live) 6.Doom Woods (Live) 7.I Will Find You (Live) 8.A Bloodsoaked Symphony (Live) 9.Anticure (Live) 10.Lost Boy (Live) 11.Orphan (Live) 12.This Is Exile (Live) 13.The Saw Is the Law (Live)

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

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

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

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Job For A Cowboy Unveils A Transformative Journey in Their Latest Dark And Surreal Concept Album, “Moon Healer”

PHOTO BY CHRIS KLUMPP

Jonny Davy – vocals
Al Glassman – guitar
Tony Sannicandro – lead guitar
Nick Schendzielos – bass
Navene Koperweis – drums

The iconic extreme experimental death metal lineup of Job For A Cowboy had some long-awaited unfinished business. After nearly nine long years of silence, they have awoken from their slumber, forging Moon Healer,the follow-up to their previous landmark album, Sun Eater.

But why the extended wait? “I had to take a step back in the band for family. It was the catalyst that eventually created a fork in the road for all of us. We all drifted into our separate paths,” explains frontman and band co-founder Jonny Davy. “Fatherhood, additional music projects, academic degrees, and careers outside the band took priority and life’s focus,” so the band agreed on a prolonged hiatus, but with the door open for a return. “Everything lined up for us to collaborate on a new project together, it was time to cross the threshold for something new,” states Davy.

Originally based in Arizona, the band’s long-awaited album, Moon Healer, is a vivid illustration of what happens when creativity, aggression, and volatility tangle for the first time in years. Like Sun Eater, Moon Healer is musically multifaceted, unabashedly brutal, and compellingly conceptual. The first single, “The Agony Seeping Storm,” is a mathematically mind-blowing hybrid of bludgeoning death metal specializing in unconventional riffing that echoes the resemblance of legendary experimentalists like Cynic, Atheist, and Gorguts. A newly refreshed and reinspired lineup–Davy, guitarists Tony Sannicandro and Al Glassman, bassist Nick Schendzielos, and drummer (since 2020) Navene Koperweis–all seamlessly pick up the mantle where their previous album, Sun Eater, left off. “The Agony Seeping Storm” unequivocally signifies Job For a Cowboy’s triumphant return. “The Forever Rot” stands in stark contrast, delving into a lonesome and haunting guitar melody, then evolving into shimmering reflections of Obituary, Coroner, Voivod, and even hints of Neurosis. In other words, forget about your preconceived perceptions of what this band was. This twists vocal tropes, chord forms, and melodies into loops of razor wire.

“The evolution of our sound has become a big part of the band,” Davy says. “As we mature as musicians, our tastes and interests naturally expand. With age comes more experience and ideas that we wouldn’t have considered in our earlier years.”

Compared to past offerings, Moon Healer is as bone-crushing as Job For a Cowboy has ever been. But it’s more consistent and conceptual – composed with the utmost enthusiasm and confidence.

“As most bands have at one point or another found themselves in the situation of having to meet strict deadlines, this was not the case for Moon Healer,” Davy says. “We started laying the groundwork for this album in 2018. Being as busy as we were in life, we managed to slowly chip away. This slow pace gave us significantly more time to analyze and dissect what we were doing, which in turn helped make a better album.”

When discussing the lyrical genesis of songs like “Beyond the Chemical Doorway,” “Grinding Wheels of Ophanim” and “Into the Crystalline Crypts,” Davy’s writing gets cryptic and elliptical–sounding, part Philip K. Dick, part Timothy Leary. “I envision this as a death metal album born from the mystical confines of an alchemist’s laboratory. The music acts as potent potions, inducing hallucinogenic journeys that unlock the secrets of the universe.”

Right when it seems like Davy is suffering from some particularly strong psychedelic trip that went wrong, the vocalist explains that the entire album is the second part of a dark, surreal concept that began with 2014’s Sun Eater (hence, that “unfinished business” the band needed to complete). “Sun Eater was an arrangement of melodies inspired by a close friend of the band who lost touch with reality due to excessive hard drug use,” Davy says. “This person was predisposed or was already experiencing symptoms of bipolar disorder and/or schizophrenia. They believed the drugs were providing them with eye-opening epiphanies. They believed that the drugs allowed them to cross into a reality closer to God. Likewise, they didn’t have the self-awareness that they were falling further down the depths of their own mental illness. The songs reflected the thoughts, ideas, and situations this person encountered.”

Moon Healer offers Job For a Cowboy’s fresh perspective on the protagonist from Sun Eater. Instead of descending into madness, the character achieves transcendence through chemical indulgence.

“The concepts in the album follow someone attempting to explore a different human existence,” explains Davy. “They considered themselves a pseudo-alchemist. They obsessed over esoteric methods to access altered states of consciousness through various pathways, including a focus on the pineal gland, a small endocrine gland within the center of the brain is believed to potentially play a role in entheogenic experiences. They cooked mind-altering consumables. But contrary to what others viewed as their descent into delusion, they were under the belief that they were unlocking the gateway to some form of profound enlightenment.”

Davy creates vivid, startling, and otherworldly imagery reminiscent of Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, and Aleister Crowley through a combination of studied composition and stream-of-consciousness writing.

“Take me to the divine concept that is not understood by the human eye / The place where only a transcendent image will reside / The walls softly breathe with life as my heart shudders with misery / Cells throughout my flesh vibrate against a devolving visual periphery,” Davy shouts over a vortex of snarling guitars and mind-melting bass work with “Into the Crystalline Crypts.” In “The Agony Seeping Storm,” he immediately references the Emerald Tablet, the ancient text attributed to Hermes Trismegistus: “As above, so below / As within, so without / As the universe, so the soul / I find myself infectiously waiting for a glimpse at the dismal sun.” Later references include Carl Jung’s philosophies on the death of ego and its relation to drug use.

And in “Beyond the Chemical Doorway,” Davy explores Gnosticism (an occult teaching based on Gnosis, a state of transcendence achieved through intuitive, unconventional means) by way of Hieronymus Bosch’s art. “Horrors of lower Gnostic realms have been crusted shut and are never to be unsealed / A crystallized coating obscures unraveling hells from my occultic eye, forever to be congealed / But this membrane decalcifies, it exposes the organ of souls It bestows an immense gravity, weaving subatomic black holes / I rot in repetition, an eternal decomposition.”

Explaining his morbid wordplay, Davy credits his efforts to tap into the brain’s ability to tear down inhibitions and produce horrific visions. “When under the influence of these drugs, this individual claimed to encounter entities and find themselves in indescribable worlds that defy rational comprehension. Many who undergo such experiences draw intriguing parallels between diverse facets of Gnostic philosophy, biblical depictions of angels, and the stages of Bardo delineated in the Tibetan Book of the Dead.”

Job For a Cowboy delved deeply into the music of Moon Healer, as Davy did for the vocals and lyrics. The band traveled to Sanford, Florida to record with producer Jason Suecof (Death Angel, Black Dahlia Murder, Deicide) at his Audiohammer Studios. Having already collaborated on three previous records with Job For A Cowboy, the band had developed a strong rapport with Suecof, establishing a level of trust and familiarity.

“Jason Suecof has a supernatural ear in the ability to find hidden potential in music,” Davys says about the time in the studio. “We’ve gone through this same ritual with Jason for a multitude of reasons. But the most obvious one is that he’s a masterful songwriter, guitar player, and even vocalist. He has an ear for ideas that very few seemingly have. He totally understands where we’re coming from as a band.”

Moon Healer is the first Job For a Cowboy album to feature session drummer Koperweis (ex-Animosity). Davy previously worked with Koperweis in the progressive death metal side project Fleshwrought, which released the Metal Blade album Dementia/Dyslexia in 2010. Koperweis has also worked as a session drummer for Machine Head and Whitechapel and is currently in the band Entheos, whose third full-length came out on Metal Blade in March 2023.

“Navene and I shared a bond that goes back to my late teens when we became comrades in the metal scene,” Davy says. “Some of Job For a Cowboy’s earliest shows and tours were with Animosity. So, reaching out to Navene to play a major part in this project was a no-brainer.”

Although Job For a Cowboy worked tirelessly on their new batch of complex, multi-faceted songs, recording Moon Healer was ultimately a labor of love that reminded Davy why he wanted to be in a band in the first place.

“There’s so much spontaneity and fun experimentation that occurs when we work with Jason Suefcof,” Davy says. “It’s a nostalgic energy that brings you back to the days when you were teenagers writing riffs in garages.”

With Moon Healer, Job For a Cowboy has woven the thematic qualities of Sun Eater and used them as a platform to launch deeper into inner and outer space, using fictional situations to ponder the possibilities of existence outside the carbon-based form. For fans of experimental, progressive, and extreme death metal, Moon Healer is a satisfying, transformative metal journey unlike any other. And for those who wish to dig a bit deeper, it’s a sonic epiphany, with or without psychoactive substances.

BUY MOON HEALER HERE

TRACK LISTING:
1.Beyond the Chemical Doorway
2.Etched in Oblivion
3.Grinding Wheels of Ophanim
4.The Sun Gave Me Ashes So I Sought Out the Moon
5.Into the Crystalline Crypts
6.A Sorrow‐Filled Moon
7.The Agony Seeping Storm
8.The Forever Rot

Moon Healer will be released on February 23, 2024 Via Metal Blade Records. You can buy Moon Healer here:

Job for a Cowboy album discography:
Genesis, 2007 (Metal Blade)
Ruination, 2009 (Metal Blade)
Demonocracy, 2012 (Metal Blade)
Sun Eater, 2014 (Metal Blade)
Moon Healer, 2024 (Metal Blade)

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METAL DE FACTO Unveils “Rise Amaterasu” Off New Album “Land Of The Rising Sun Part. 1” Out Feb 2024 Via Rockshots Records

Exploding onto the metal scene in 2019, Finnish power metal band Metal De Factomade their debut with “Imperium Romanum”, a full-length with a theme-driven collection of songs about Ancient Rome that was bombastically nostalgic old-school power metal. These fresh but familiar songs quickly caught the attention of metal listeners worldwide, notably with the first single ‘¨The Conqueror’ amassing over 200,000 video views and over 600,000 streams on various streaming platforms.

In early 2020, the band held their first headlining show in Helsinki, which attracted fans from all over the world to attend the show in a packed On the Rocks club. This success quickly led the band to continue performing live, opening for prime moving metal bands Ensiferum and Beast in Black.

Consisting of guitarists Esa Orjatsalo (ex Dreamtale) and Mikko Salovaara (Kiuas), bassist Sami Hinkka (Ensiferum, ssSHhh), keyboardist Benji Klint-Connelly (Everfrost) and drummer Atte Marttinen (ex Kivimetsän Druidi). It was announced however in 2022 that former vocalist Mikael Salo (ex Thy Row, ex Dyecrest) would no longer be the band’s singer. On the same day, the band’s new vocalist Aitor Arrastia hailing from Spain was announced along with the announcement of the band’s upcoming second full-length album, “Land of the Rising Sun Part 1.” The album will be the first of two parts, themed after Japanese culture.

Metal De Facto‘s latest single, “Rise Amaterasu” is a triumphant anthem that showcases their distinctive power metal sound. With robust and resonant tunes, the track captures the core of the band’s celebrated style. This release introduces the band’s new vocalist, Aitor Arrastia, highlighting their musical craftsmanship.“Rise Amaterasu” assures an engaging and dynamic expedition, maintaining the band’s legacy and enthralling listeners with its compelling storyline and impressive expertise, embodying the enduring essence of power metal. Together, let’s revive the grandeur of Power Metal!

LISTEN – https://lnk.to/riseamaterasu

YouTube – https://youtu.be/zBL6MDSJIms

“Land of the Rising Sun Part. 1” will be released on February 9th, 2024 in CD Jewel Case, Vinyl Black and Transparent Splatter Vinyl.

PRE-ORDERS

CD – http://bit.ly/RisingSun1_CD

Vinyl – http://bit.ly/RisingSun1_Vinyl

Vinyl Transparent Splatter – http://bit.ly/RisingSun1_VinylSplat

Previous single – “Code of The Samurai” – https://bfan.link/code-of-the-samurai

Track Listing:
1. Rise Amaterasu
2. Code of the Samurai
3. Heavier Than a Mountain
4. Slave to the Power
5. Divine Wind
6. Tame the Steel
7. Superstars
8. 47 Ronin

To celebrate this momentous occasion Metal De Facto will play shows on the release weekend with Dreamtale and Everfrost (Everfrost only in Helsinki) in Finland!

Show Dates:
Feb 9, 2024 – Yo-talo, Tampere, FIN (with Dreamtale) – Ticket info here.
Feb 10, 2024 – On the Rocks, Helsinki, FIN (with Dreamtale and Everfrost) – Ticket Info here.

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HIDEOUS DIVINITY Announces New Full-Length Album, ‘Unextinct’, Releases New Single

Photo by Novakova

HIDEOUS DIVINITY Line-Up:
Enrico Di Lorenzo – Vocals
Stefano Franceschini – Bass
Enrico Schettino – Guitars
Davide Itri – Session Drums

HIDEOUS DIVINITY Announces New Full-Length Album, Unextinct, Starts Pre-Order And Releases New Single For Aggressive And Epic “The Numinous One”

Unextinct will be released March 22nd via Century Media Records
New Single “The Numinous One” premieres today!
Album Pre-Order Starts today!

Watch “The Numinous One” HERE

Unextinct, the latest full-length album from HIDEOUS DIVINITY, will be made available via Century Media Records on March 22nd. Their newest track “The Numinous One” invites you into a sonic odyssey, transcending mortal boundaries. It unfolds a cosmic tale where the numinous being challenges life’s constraints. Dirges echo the mourning of mankind, and shadows embrace the divine horror. Stream it HERE; the awesome music video (produced by Kinorama Studio) can be watched here:https://youtu.be/3S42LFU2UH8

Pre-Order Unextinct here: https://hideousdivinity.lnk.to/Unextinct

HIDEOUS DIVINITY comments on the new single: ‘The Numinous One’ is the perfect paradigm of our new album. Everything you will find on Unextinct is there. Visually, a relentless descent into a new dimension of horror where, in a world that just survived a shipwreck, we evoke and reawake an entity that escapes our control and… bites us back. Like Lucy, we freeze in awe and horror and succumb to this impersonal, uncontrollable predator that brings extinction. Like the rat soldiers, we kneel in front of the abyss of pestilence, unable to look away. Musically, a new version of the appalling death metal monster that continues the path of Simulacrum. Join us in this first chapter of the most brutal horror soundtrack you’ll ever experience.

They add on the album announcement: “Unextinct sets a new milestone for HIDEOUS DIVINITY, another step towards musical unspoken terror and frenzy. Every song has become a world with its own dissonances and rules made to be broken. A soundtrack of a shipwreck with the best sound production we’ve ever had: our brother Stefano “Saul” Morabito at 16th Cellar Studios really outdid himself. The new creature is coming at you on March, 22nd”

Artwork by Adam Burke

Unextinct Tracklist:

1. Dust Settles on Humanity
2. The Numinous One
3. Against the Sovereignty of Mankind
4. Atto Quarto: The Horror Paradox
5. Quasi-Sentient
6. Hair, Dirt, Mud
7. More Than Many, Never One
8. Der Verlorene Sohn
9. Mysterium Tremendum
10. Leben Ohne Feuer

Pre-order Unextinct now at: https://hideousdivinity.lnk.to/Unextinct
The album will be available in the following versions:

Ltd. CD Digipak

Ltd. CD Jewelcase (US Edition)

Ltd. Gatefold Transparent Sun Yellow 1LP 180g Vinyl – Limited to only 1200 copies worldwide

Digital Album

Situated in Rome and comprised of members from Aborted, HIDEOUS DIVINITY sound is firmly grounded in the old school yet possesses technical elements, coupled with a touch of blackened atmosphere. “The Numinous One” serves as an initial preview of what the band has prepared for listeners this year.

Remember to catch HIDEOUS DIVINITYon their first shows and festival this year and in their record release parties:

Gothoom Open Air Fest, Slovakia, May
Lions Metal Fest, France, June
Laurus Nobilis, Portugal, July
Eresia Metal Fest, Italy, July
Hellsinki Metal fest, Finland, August
Deathfeast Open Air, Germany, August
Metal Mine Festival, Poland, August
Březovská Metalová Noc, Czech Republic, August
Rape The Escape, Austria, December

Watch the previously released videos below:
“Mysterium Tremendum”:https://youtu.be/t3PK3Wq6kkI

HIDEOUS DIVINITY ONLINE

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ROTTING CHRIST Announce New Album Inspired By Ancient Pagan Wisdom ΠΡΟ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΥ (Pro Xristoy) Via Season of Mist

Photo by Chantik Photography

Line-up
Sakis Tolis: Guitar/Vocals
Themis Tolis: Drums
Kostas “Spades” Heliotis: Bass
Kostis Fouk: Guitar

Rotting Christ have stood the test of time. While their name has caused plenty of gatekeepers to clutch their pearls, Sakis Tolis and his brother Themis is have risen from Greece’s blackened catacombs to one of metal’s most formidable bands.

This year, Rotting Christ are celebrating 35 years of evil excellence with their 14th album. ΠΡΟ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΥ (Pro Xristoy) is bound to hold a revered place in the band’s heretical history. Always true to their name, with Pro Xristoy (“Before Christ”), the band pay tribute to the last of the Pagan kings by offering up more towering, gothic, melodic black metal.

Now that Rotting Christ are closing in on four decades, some followers might’ve wondered if there was any sacred ground left for them to conquer. But Pro Xristoy is a testament to a band that’s still on the rise.

“This album was inspired by the might of ancient pagan wisdom”, says Sakis. “It’s a tribute to those who resisted the coming of Christianity, which destroyed all the values, traditions and knowledge of the ancient world”.

Pro Xristoy comes out May 24.

Track-list

1. Pro Xristoy (Προ Χριστού) (1:29)
2. The Apostate (5:01)
3. Like Father, Like Son (4:35)
4. The Sixth Day (3:56)
5. La Lettera Del Diavolo (4:01)
6. The Farewell (6:15)
7. Pix Lax Dax (4:33)
8. Pretty World, Pretty Dies (4:51)
9. Yggdrasil (5:04)
10. Saoirse (6:17)
11. Primal Resurrection (Bonus Track) (5:32)
12. All For One (Bonus Track) (3:37)
Total runtime: 55:17
Pre-orders for the new album will start next month.

To kick off what’s shaping up to be a year’s worth of devilish festivities, Rotting Christ are heading off on a tour of Latin America. Fans from Mexico to Argentina will have the pleasure of banging their heads to an unholy litany of the band’s greatest hits. They’ll also be treated to new songs off Pro Xristoy that are bound to become setlist staples.

Rotting Christ 35 Years of Evil Existence Tour

February 6 – Monterrey, MX
February 7 – Torreon, MX
February 9 – Chihuahua, MX
February 10 – Ciudad Juarez, MX
February 11 – Guadalajara, MX
February 13 – Leon, MX
February 14 – San Luis Potosi, MX
February 16 – Queretaro, MX
February 17 – Mexico City, MX
February 18 – Toluca, MX
February 21 – Bogota, Colombia
February 23 – Santiago, Chile
February 24 – Buenos Aires, Argentina
February 27 – La Paz, Bolivia
February 29 – Sao Paulo, Brazil
March 2 – Brasilia, Brazil
March 3 – Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Guest Musicians
Amdroniki Skoula – Vocals (on ‘La Letra Del Diavolo’)
Nikos Kerkiras – Keyboard
Christina Alexiou – Choir
Maria Tsironi – Choir
Alexandros Loyziotis – Choir
Vasilis Karatzas – Choir

Andrew Liles – Narration (on ‘The Apostate’, ‘Pretty World, Pretty Dies’)
Kim Diaz Holm – Narration (on ‘Ygdrassil’)

Recording Studio
Deva Sounds Studios (Athens, Greece)

Producer
Sakis TolisSound Engineer
Fotis Bernando
Aggelos Karatzas

Mixing
Jens Borgen at Fascination Street Studios (Örebro, Sweden)

Mastering
Tony Lidgren at Fascination Street Studios (Örebro, Sweden)

Artwork Artists
Thomas Cole – Artwork
Adrien Bousson – Digital Processing

Biography
Sebastien Gamez

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LUCIFER – Release Video For New Single ‘Maculate Heart’

LUCIFER is:

Johanna Platow Andersson (vocals)
Nicke Andersson Platow (drums)
Linus Björklund (guitar)
Martin Nordin (guitar)
Harald Göthblad (bass)

Heavy rock megalith LUCIFER are kicking off the new year in style with a brand new single called ‘Maculate Heart‘, which is yet another preview to be released before their magnificent new album, Lucifer V, drops on January 26th, 2024.

Consisting of nine unholy hymns, LUCIFER‘s fifth offering can easily be regarded as their magnum opus and sees the band channeling all their strengths known from previous records into one monumental mass of electrifying heavy rock and roll.
Infectious and hook-heavy stunner ‘Maculate Heart‘ might be the most accessible song LUCIFER have ever recorded and it’s being released today as a slightly trimmed radio edit for your listening pleasure. Bring it on!

In case you missed the announcement of LUCIFER‘s upcoming Satanic Panic European tour with Angel Witch, Attic, The Night Eternal and Crank, please scroll down to the bottom for all dates and more infos.

PRE-ORDER / PRE-SAVE LUCIFER V:
https://lucifer.bfan.link/lucifer-v

LISTEN TO ‘MACULATE HEART – RADIO EDIT”:
https://lucifer.bfan.link/maculate-heart

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ‘MACULATE HEART – RADIO EDIT’:
https://youtu.be/uOIA6RONj5k

LUCIFER V – Tracklist

1. Fallen Angel
2. At The Mortuary
3. Riding Reaper
4. Slow Dance in A Crypt
5. A Coffin Has No Silver Lining
6. Maculate Heart
7. The Dead Don’t Speak
8. Strange Sister
9. Nothing Left To Lose But My Life

AVAILABLE FORMATS:
Gatefold LP | CD | Cassette | Digital AlbumTHINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED RELATED TO LUCIFER V:

‘Slow Dance in A Crypt’ Official Music Video:
https://youtu.be/9tR8nGUfvC0

‘At The Mortuary (Halloween Edit)’ Official Music Video:
https://youtu.be/jkvQILyvro0

‘A Coffin Has No Silver Lining (The Sistine Version)’ Promo Music Video:
https://youtu.be/-EZkgyp9D18

ABOUT LUCIFER

Since its inception in 2014 In Berlin, the highly prolific band led by charismatic singer Johanna Platow Andersson has released four electrifying albums on Rise Above (LUCIFER I) and Century Media Records (LUCIFER II-IV), as well as and numerous stand-alone singles infused with 1970s hard rock, proto heavy metal, doom and occult rock, with a nod to their main influences such as Black Sabbath, Pentagram & Blue Öyster Cult. They have played over 200 shows in the Europe, Japan, North & South America, including festivals such as KISS Kruise, Psycho Las Vegas, Hellfest, Wacken and many more, most recently supporting the band GHOST on their European tour in spring 2023. Two of their shows have been recorded and broadcasted by prestigious German national TV program Rockpalast.

LUCIFER, now located in Stockholm, have been nominated twice for a Swedish Grammy in the category ‘Best Hardrock/Metal Album’ as well as the Swedish Radio Award P3 and several GAFFA nominations. Amongst others, they have graced the cover of the leading US metal magazine, Decibel, before their first album was released.

The group has concluded recording their fifth studio album, LUCIFER V, the first one to be released by their new label, Nuclear Blast Records, due out on January 26th 2024. Although LUCIFER is known to notoriously deliver critically acclaimed albums, supreme songwriting and quality recordings, LUCIFER V is rumored to be their best album yet. Combining elements of all their previous albums into one monumental mass of electrifying heavy rock and roll. Eerie landscapes shaped by soaring guitar riffs, the thunderous pounding of bass and drums from some sort of groovy inferno, haunted melodies to weep into your drink to, the screeching tires of a 1971 Cadillac hearse, the humorous morbidity and tragic wit of Johanna’s lyrics. If death had a best friend, it would be LUCIFER and they would hang out together at the local cemetery, shooting the shit. In November 2023, LUCIFER embarked on a full North American co-Headline tour with occult rock legends, Coven. Catch LUCIFER live in February 2024 when LUCIFER brings The Satanic Panic Tour to Europe together with Angel Witch and guests Attic and The Night Eternal.

THE SATANIC PANIC TOUR 2024 (EUROPE)
LUCIFER w/ ANGEL WITCH
Guests: Attic & The Night Eternal

01.02. SE Gothenburg – Musikens Hus (w/ Crank)
02.02. DE Flensburg – Roxy *
03.02. DE Kassel – Goldgrube *
04.02. DE Berlin – Lido *
06.02. NL Utrecht – De Helling *
07.02. NL Maastricht – Muziekgieterij *
09.02. BE Antwerp – Kavka *
10.02. DE Weiher – Live Music Hall *
11.02. DE Munich – Backstage *
14.02. FR Dijon – La Vapeur **
16.02. FR Paris – Le Petit Bain **
17.02. FR Limoges – CC John Lennon **
18.02. CH Aarau – KiFF **
20.02. DE Stuttgart – Im Wizemann **
21.02. DE Leipzig – UT Connewitz **
22.02. DE Hamburg – Bambi Galore **
23.02. DK Copenhagen – Stengade **
24.02. SE Linkoping – Skylten **
25.02. SE Stockholm – Debaser **

* Co-Headliner: ANGEL WITCH
** Guests: ATTIC
Support on all dates: THE NIGHT ETERNAL

MORE LUCIFER LIVE DATES FOR 2024

20.04. GR Athens – Temple
28.09. SE Karlskrona – Ultimate Rock Fest

More dates to be announced soon.

Worship LUCIFER:
www.lucifer.church

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

Photo Credit: Mina Karadzic

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

THERION online:
WEBSITE
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Pre-Orders For ALESTORM’s New EP, Voyage of the Dead Marauder Now Available

Photo Credit: Niek van de Vondervoor

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

Pre-Orders for ALESTORM’s New EP, Voyage of the Dead Marauder, Begin Today! | Get Your Copy HERE

North American Headline Tour Set for Spring 2024!

Today marks the pre-order launch for ALESTORM‘s upcoming EP, entitled Voyage of the Dead Marauder, out March 22, 2024 via Napalm Records! Following the announcement of their eponymous North American headline tour – kicking off during release week on March 19 in Cincinnati, OH and featuring support from Elvenking and Glyph – the newest offering of mischief by the world’s most infamous Pirate Metal heroes can now be pre-ordered in various special LP and CD formats.

The upcoming EP arrives as the successor to ALESTORM‘s epic seventh studio album, Seventh Rum of a Seventh Rum, which peaked at #7 on the German Album charts and #5 on both the US Current Hard Music and Top New Artist Albums charts. Once more, ALESTORM collaborated with producer Lasse Lammert (LSD-Studios), who produced, recorded, mixed and mastered the new EP, and is known for his work with fellow genre greats Gloryhammer and Wind Rose.

Chris Bowes comments:
“Hey uhhhhh we got bored of playing the same old songs so we wrote this little EP with some new ones. They’re secretly about frogs. I hope you like frogs. Also we’re super excited to have Patty Gurdy singing on the title track, there’s something weird and awesome about Alestorm when we have an actual vocalist who can sing instead of my horrific vocals. Yeaaaghhhhh!”

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

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 crew sails forth with “Uzbekistan”, delivering a classic ALESTORM track in trademark pirate metal style, breaking into an intense middle passage before unleashing a wild, synth-laden pirate party breakdown full of intense screams. “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!

ALESTORM Live 2024

UK & Ireland Tour 2024
w/ Korpiklaani & Heidevolk
21.02.24 UK – London / O2 Forum Kentish Town
22.02.24 UK – Norwich / LCR UEA
23.02.24 UK – Nottingham / Rock City
24.02.24 UK – Bournemouth / O2 Academy
25.02.24 UK – Bristol / O2 Academy
27.02.24 UK – Belfast / Limelight
28.02.24 UK – Dublin / Academy
29.02.24 UK – Cardiff / SU
01.03.24 UK – Birmingham / O2 Academy
02.03.24 UK – Oxford / O2 Academy
03.03.24 UK – Glasgow / O2 Academy
05.03.24 UK – Manchester / O2 Victoria Warehouse
06.03.24 UK – Liverpool / O2 Academy
07.03.24 UK – Leeds / O2 Academy
08.03.24 UK – Newcastle / NX
09.03.24 UK – London / O2 Forum Kentish Town

“Tour Of The Dead Marauder”
w/ Elvenking & Glyph
19.03.24 US – Cincinnati, OH / Bogart’s
20.03.24 US – Grand Rapids, MI / Elevation
22.03.24 CA – Toronto, ON / The Concert Hall
23.03.24 CA – Montreal, QC / MTELUS
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 – Sulvilahti / Tuska
05.07.24 DE – Rock Harz / Ballenstedt
11.07.24 HU – Dunaújváros / Rockmaraton
12.07.24 CZ – Vizovice / Masters of Rock
13.07.24 AT – Area 53 / Leoben
14.07.24 NL – Pirate Metal Party / Helmond

ALESTORM online:
WEBSITE
FACEBOOK
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NAPALM RECORDS

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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.

PREORDER DOMINATION CAMPAIGN’s A Storm of Steel via Prosthetic Records HERE

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