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Best Albums of 2014

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So I'm sat here listening to Thrashking Radio and posting up my 2014 Best of  list. It seems like you get inundated by the the best albums every year. Hundreds of albums get released and of course, I can't listen to all of them. But of the ones that I did spin, these are the ones that were played on repeat and that had me walking to work playing air guitar and singing loudly... off key! See Ya right back here next year with more music!
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10. Slough Feg - Digital Resistance This is a fun romp thru 70s style Viking Pagan lore. It's a drinking and party album. Digital Resistance is something for gamers, RPG-ers and LARP-ers alike. 


9. Rough Boys - Blood, Booze, Gasoline ZOMG I love this band. It's all attitude and moxie! This is punk done right. 



8. Dwellers - Pagan Fruit An incredible trippy yet totally enveloping album that again harkens to the 70s prog, acid trip metal. You can buy this directly from the band here: Pagan Fruit b…

Serenity - Leaves on the Wind

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MILWAUKIE, OR—After an amazing six-issue run, the graphic novel collection of Serenity: Leaves on the Wind has soared to the top of the New York Times bestseller list!

In the film Serenity, outlaw Malcolm Reynolds and his crew revealed to the entire ’verse the crimes against humanity undertaken by the sinister Alliance government.

This official follow-up from executive producer Joss Whedon brings circumstances that force the crew to come out of hiding, and one of their own is captured, setting them on another mission of rescue and resistance . . .

In Serenity: Leaves on the Wind, star writer Zack Whedon (The Terminator) and artist Georges Jeanty (Buffy’s Seasons 8 and 9) conquer the galaxy!

The Serenity: Leaves on the Wind hardcover, collecting the six-issue miniseries and the 2012 Free Comic Book Day story, is available in bookstores everywhere!


Buy it now! Serenity - Leaves on the Wind


Upcoming Tour Dates for Napalm Records Bands

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UPCOMING TOUR DATES!

JOHN GARCIA
/w STEAK, WAXY

04.12.14 UK - Manchester / Academy
05.12.14 UK - Sheffield / Corporation
06.12.14 UK - London / Islington Academy
08.12.14 DE - Osnabrück / Bastard Club
09.12.14 DE - Frankfurt / Zoom
10.12.14 AT - Vienna / Viper Room
11.12.14 DE - Dresden / Beatpol
12.12.14 DE - Jena / F-Haus



GRAVE DIGGER

05.12.14 DE - Lichtenfels / Stadthalle
06.12.14 IT - Milan / House of Ashes
07.12.14 DE - Ludwigsburg / Rofa
26.12.14 DE - Berlin / C-Club
27.12.14 DE - Rostock / Moya
28.12.14 DE - Hamburg / Markthalle
29.12.14 DE - Bochum / Zeche


ARKONA
w/ SKALMÖLD & Eluveitie

04.12.14 DE - Ludwigsburg / Rockfabrik
05.12.14 DE – Munchen / Backstage
06.12.14 DE – Geiselwind / Music Hall
07.12.14 DE – Lindau / Vaudeville
09.12.14 SI – Ljubljana / Kino Siska
10.12.14 HU – Budapest / Club 202
11.12.14 SK – Bratislava / Majestic
12.12.14 AT – Wien / Szene
13.12.14 AT – Salzburg / Rockhouse



AUDREY HORNE
w 77 & PET THE PREACHER

04.12.14 FR - Marseille / Jas de Rod

The Midnight Ghost Train - tour dates

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THE MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN
/w Greenleaf*

24.02.15 DE - Regensburg / Alte Mälzerei*
25.02.15 AT - Vienna / Arena*
26.02.15 DE - Würzburg / Immerhin
27.02.15 DE - Siegen / Vortex*
28.02.15 CH - Winterthur / Gaswerk*
01.03.15 IT - Milano / Lo Fi*
05.03.15 DE - München / Feierwerk*
06.03.15 DE - Leipzig / Stahlfest*
07.03.15 DE - Lübeck / Treibsand*
09.03.15 DE - Hamburg / Hafenklang
11.03.15 DE - Frankfurt / Das Bett
13.03.15 DE - Esslingen / Hell over Esslingen
14.03.15 CH - Obernetfelden / Böröm Pöm Pöm
15.03.15 IT - Treviso / Il Principe in Bicicletta
16.03.15 IT - Prato / No Cage
18.03.15 AT - Innsbruck / PMK
19.03.15 DE - Jena / Kulturbahnhof
20.03.15 FR - Chambery / Le Brin De Zinc
22.03.15 FR - Paris / Glazart
24.03.15 DE - Dresden / Ost Pol
25.03.15 DE - Lichtenfels / Paunchy Cats
26.03.15 DE - Berlin / Dusttown Festival
27.03.15 DE - Mannheim / 7 er Club

19.06.15 FR - Clisson / Hellfest
27.06.15 FR - Bourlon / Rock IN Bourlon


Evil Invaders - thrash metal new comers (video + tour dates)

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The Belgian Speed/Thrash Metallers EVIL INVADERS"Fast, Loud ‘n’ Rude“ new recordPulses Of Pleasure!  The album is out March 2ndin the UK & March 10thUS/CAN (Napalm Records)


EVIL INVADERS Tour Dates:
04.12.2014 ES - Oviedo / Sala Whippoorwil
05.12.2014 ES - Palencia / AtMoshPhera-Zero
06.12.2014 ES - Zaragora / Sala Utopia
07.12.2014 IT - Milan / Blue Rose Saloon
08.12.2014 IT - Bologna / Freakout Club
09.12.2013 SK - Bratislava / U Ocka
10.12.2014 CZ - Mlada Boleslav / Orthodox Club
12.12.2014 NL - Eindhoven / Eindhoven Metal Meeting
13.12.2014 DE - Gottingen / Juzi

Finsterforst - Mach Dich Frei (video + tour dates)

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New album by Finsterforst, Mach Dich Frei will be released on February, 2ndin the UK & February, 10thUS/CAN onNapalm Records!
FINSTERFORST live:  Paganfest
w/ Wintersun, Turisas, Heidevolk 20.03.2015 DE - Leipzig
21.03.2015 DE - Oberhausen
22.03.2015 NL - Tilburg
27.03.2015 DE - Munich
28.03.2015 AT - Vienna
29.03.2015 DE - Berlin
10.04.2015 DE - Lichtenfels/ Ragnarök Festival
15.05.2015 DE - Bornstedt/ Dark Troll Festival
03.06.2015 DE - Geiselwind/ Out and Loud,
Napalm Records Label Night
04.07.2015 DE - Brande-Hörnerkirchen/ Hörnerfest
24.07.2015 UK - Carpathian Alliance Festival
20.09.2015 UK - Selby/ Warhorns Festival


Primordial - Babel's Tower (video)

Primordial "Babel's Tower"
From the album: Where Greater Men Have Fallen
Out now on Metal Blade



PRIMORDIAL:
12/12/2014 Metal Meeting - Eindhoven, NL
1/24/2015 Magazin4 - Brussels, BE
2/05/2015 Audio - Glasgow, UK
2/06/2015 Sound Control - Manchester, UK
2/07/2015 Islington Academy - London, UK
2/19/2015 Blastfest 2015 - Bergen, NO
2/21/2015 Volta Club - Moscow, RU
4/04/2015 Radau gegen HIV - Münster, DE
4/05/2015 Dark Easter Metal Meeting - München, DE
6/13-14/2015 Metalhead Meeting 2015 - Bucharest, RO
6/19-21/2015 Graspop Metal Meeting - Dessel, BE
7/17/2015 Bang Your Head - Balingen, DE

LSE - Break the Clasp (album)

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Zowie... you don't really know what to expect when Break The Clasp starts. Its' the debut album from Montreal band LAE. It's part spaghetti western part doom and totally engaging. The title song 'Break the Clasp' is haunting yet you find yourself singing along to it. LAE totally threw out the handbook on making a doom album. It's like they said, "fuck it, let's do something different". The song has so many interesting layers and the more deeply you delve, the more stuck in the molasses pit of music you find yourself. But the sound is so sweet you just keep digging. It's truly a song you get lost in. Clocking in at 7:28 it doesn't seem that long. Your sense of time and space gets warped. 
Bassist Ronald Jean-Gilles, drummer Serge Nakauchi Pelletier, and guitar players Stephane Desgroseilliers and Marc Lucas Ablasou created an amazing album that has to be experienced to be believed. Break the Clasp is the perfect album for a winter's nig…

Laugh At The Fakes - Death Awaits (video)

"Death Awaits" by Laugh At The Fakes is a by the numbers head banging metal song. There is nothing new here, but the execution is solid. The guitar solos are in all the right places. The over all guitar sound is perfect metal. There is even a little bass ditty. Plenty to head bang to without getting all cerebral. Their debut album, Dethrone the Crown, was released on November 14




Tour Dates for Naplam Records' Bands

UPCOMING TOUR DATES!

JOHN GARCIA
/w STEAK, WAXY

21.11.14 IT - Roma / Init Club
22.11.14 IT - Mezzago / Bloom
25.11.14 PT - Lisboa / RCA Club
26.11.14 ES - Barcelona / Bikini
27.11.14 ES - Madrid / Sala Arena
28.11.14 ES - Bilbao / Kafe Antzoki
02.12.14 FR - Paris / Glazart
03.12.14 UK - Southampton / The Talking Heads
04.12.14 UK - Manchester / Academy
05.12.14 UK - Sheffield / Corporation
06.12.14 UK - London / Islington Academy
08.12.14 DE - Osnabrück / Bastard Club
09.12.14 DE - Frankfurt / Zoom
10.12.14 AT - Vienna / Viper Room
11.12.14 DE - Dresden / Beatpol
12.12.14 DE - Jena / F-Haus


GRAVE DIGGER

20.11.14 DE - Frankfurt / Batschkapp
21.11.14 DE - Speyer / Halle 101
22.11.14 DE - Glauchau / Alte Spinnerei
23.11.14 CZ - Zlin / Masters of Rock Cafe
27.11.14 CH - Pratteln / Z7
28.11.14 DE - Regensburg / Airport Straubing
29.11.14 DE - Lahstedt/Peine / Black Hand Inn
05.12.14 DE - Lichtenfels / Stadthalle
06.12.14 IT - Milan / House of Ashes
07.12.14 DE - Ludwigsburg / Rofa
26.12.14…

Apocalyptica - Angry Birds Theme (video)

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Orgasmic? Amazing? Gobsmackingly jawdropping?
All of the above?
Why yes, It's Apocalyptica. Nothing less would do to describe what they can conjure up with their totally wicked playing!



http://www.apocalyptica.com/en/

This tour will be the first time Apocalyptica unveil the full headlining show for the new album which will be released next year!

2015 Tour Dates:
 10/01 Hannover, DE – Capitol
 10/02 Hamburg, DE – Docks
 10/03 Bielefeld, DE – Ringlokschuppen
 10/04 Frankfurt, DE – Batschkapp
 10/05 Berlin, DE – Columbiahalle
 10/07 Warsaw, PL – Torwar
 10/08 Krakow, PL – Teatr Laznia
 10/09 Dresden, DE – Alter Schlachthof
 10/10 Prague, CZ – Forum Karlin
 10/11 Budapest, HU – Barba Negra Music Club (New Venue!)
 10/12 Vienna, AT – Gasometer
 10/20 Stuttgart, DE – Filharmonie
 10/21 Cologne, DE – E-Werk
 10/22 Groningen, NL – Oosterpoort
 10/23 Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
 10/24 Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique
 10/25 Luxembourg, LU – Den Atelier
 10/27 Munich, DE – Zenith
 10/28 Zurich, …

Punk Goes POP Vol. 6

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Well, this is a must have... for the sheer fun of it! And Ice T!!

Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6 on iTunes

Punk Goes Pop - Volume 6
1. Tyler Carter (Feat. Luke Holland) 'Aint It Fun' (originally performed by Paramore)
2. August Burns Red 'Wrecking Ball' (originally performed by Miley Cyrus)
3. We Came As Romans 'I Knew You Were Trouble' (originally performed by Taylor Swift)
4. Upon A Burning Body (Feat. Ice-T) 'Turn Down For What' (originally performed by DJ Snake & Lil Jon)
5. Set It Off 'Problem' (originally performed by Ariana Grande Feat. Iggy Azalea)
6. Crown The Empire 'Burn' (originally performed by Ellie Goulding)
7. Oceans Ate Alaska 'Drunk In Love' (originally performed by Beyonce Feat. Jay Z)
8. Youth In Revolt 'Royals' (originally performed by Lorde)
9. Volumes 'Hold On, We're Going Home' (originally performed by Drake)
10. Knuckle Puck 'Chocolate' (originally performed by The 1975)
11. Slaves 'Sweater …

The Video That Facebook Banned - Segression "Painted In Blood"

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Yuppers - Facebook banned this video.  Segression's "Painted in Blood" was directed by award winning film maker Enzo Tedeschi. "Painted in Blood" stars Dr. Rev, the man who really did paint the artwork for the album with his own blood.

http://www.nervegas.com.au/segression-painted-in-blood-cd





Rivers of Nihil - Mechanical Trees (video)

Rivers of Nihil - "Mechanical Trees"

Definitely a headbanging cacophony of sounds. So much is happening in this song. It oozes frenetic energy. It's impossible to sit still and listen to this song. There are layers and layers of compositional flavours. "Mechanical Trees" is one of those songs you will listen to over and over again and discover something new with each listening. Rivers of Nihil didn't write a strait forward metal, thrash, wot-ever box you want to tic song. The individual elements are interesting and combined make a deeply complex and thoroughly engaging song.




2014 Bands on Tour - Tour Dates

squeeeeeeeeee Here you have it! The most comprehensive touring list ever! Bored at home? Need to get out? Wanna bang your head? Well, here you go! Tons of bands out working their butts off to bring you some excellent music. Saddle up. Buy a ticket. And go support some truly amazing musicians!


AMON AMARTH w/ Sabaton, Skeletonwitch:
11/07/2014 Fun Fun Fun Fest - Austin, TX
11/08/2014 Tricky Falls - El Paso, TX
11/09/2014 Club XS - Tucson, AZ

ARCANE:
11/22/2014 The Brightside - Brisbane
11/28/2014 The Bald Faced Stag - Sydney
12/13/2014 The Esplanade Hotel | Gershwin Room - Melbourne

ATRIARCH:
11/07/2014 Chop Suey - Seattle, WA
11/08/2014 Obsidian - Olympia, WA
11/10/2014 Slabtown Records - Portland, OR Release Show w/ Usnea, Muscle, Marrow
11/12/2014 TBA - Eugene, OR
11/13/2014 Cafe Colonial - Sacramento, CA
11/14/2014 First Church Of The Buzzard - Oakland, CA
11/15/2014 Black Castle - Los Angeles, CA
11/16/2014 Tower - San Diego, CA
11/17/2014 Sweet Springs - Santa Barbara, CA
11/18/20…

Tour Dates: Delain, Sonata Arctica, Sabaton, Arkona, Brant Bjork, Zodiac, Alestorm

A shite ton of tour dates for all your favourite Napalm Records bands!!

DELAIN

w/ XANDRIA supporting SONATA ARCTICA
11.09.14 ONT - Toronto / MOD Club
13.09.14 MD - Baltimore / Soundstage
14.09.14 PA - Pitt / Altar Bar
16.09.14 OH - Cleveland / Agora Ballroom
17.09.14 Il - Joliet / Mojoes
19.09.14 MB - Winnipeg / Park Theatre
20.09.14 SK - Regina / The Exchange
21.09.14 AL - Edmonton / Starlite Room
22.09.14 AL - Calgary / The Republik
24.09.14 BC - Vancouver / The Venue
25.09.14 WA - Seattle / El Corazon
26.09.14 OR - Portland / Hawthorne Theatre
28.09.14 CA - San Francisco / The Grand Ballroom at the Regency Center
29.09.14 CA - West Hollywood / House of Blues
30.09.14 CA - Anaheim / The Grove
01.10.14 AZ - Tempe / Club Red
04.10.14 CO - Denver / Bluebird Theater
05.10.14 KS - Lawrence / Granada
07.10.14 TX - El Paso / Tricky Falls
08.10.14 TX - San Antonio / Backstage Live
09.10.14 TX - Dallas / Trees
10.10.14 TX - Houston / Scout Bar
12.10.14 KY - Louisville / Diamond Pub and Billi…