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Savage Messiah - Scavengers of Mercy live Manchester 2015

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squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Since I am stuck in Korea and totally missing this tour, I am wickedly stoked to share this video of Savage Messiah doing "Scavengers of Mercy" in Manchester!




BEHEMOTH To Release Official Biography Via Metal Blade Records

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Behemoth: Devil's Conquistadors by Łukasz Dunaj serves as the definitive BEHEMOTH biography. The book, officially blessed, or rather damned, by BEHEMOTH, serves as an in-depth look at the history of the events that materially influenced the band. As Dunaj points out in the intro, this isn't, "Poland's response to Motley Crüe's biography The Dirt." Simply put, Behemoth: Devil's Conquistadors is the story of BEHEMOTH, their music, their ultimate rise to the upper echelon of metal and becoming a household name in their native homeland, Poland.

A 490-page, hardcover tome that is being released by Metal Blade Records in February, Behemoth: Devil's Conquistadors includes quotes and anecdotes from current and former members that provide context and details in addition to the author's narrative, plus interviews with Tomas Krajewski, Rob Darken, Graal, Havok, and more. The artistically presented pages are splattered with old photos of the band, flyers, ly…

AS IT IS RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR 'DIAL TONES'

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So this is what all the kids are listening to these days. I label this people and teen friendly music. Music that is inoffensive, light, easily consumed. As It Is playing Dial Tones from 2015 release Never Happy, Ever After.



www.asitisofficial.net


Ode to Bruce Campbell by Psychostick (video)

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A very bizarre ode to Bruce Campbell from the parody band Psychostick. Yeaaaaaaahhhhhhh

From our New Album! "Psychostick IV: Revenge of the Vengeance" -http://psychostick.com/store



Revenge of the Vengeance CD Release Tour Part 2 w/ Downtown Brown and Urizen

April:

4-10-15 Peoria, IL @ Limelight

4-11-15 Racine, WI @ Route 20

4-12-15 Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom

4-14-15 Lincoln, NE @ Vega

4-16-15 Denver, CO @ Roxy Theater

4-17-15 Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios Live

4-18-15 Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater

4-19-15 Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse

4-21-15 Chico, CA @ La Salles

4-22-15 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge

4-28-15 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick

4-29-15 Mesa, AZ @ Club Red

4-30-15 Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole

May:

5-2-15 Lubbock, TX @ Backstage

5-3-15 Midland, TX @ Blue Max

5-5-15 Abilene, TX @ The Silo

5-6-15 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog

5-7-15 San Antonio, TX @ Korova

5-8-15 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

5-9-15 Dallas, TX @ Curtain Club

5-10-15 Tulsa, OK @ Vanguard

5-12-15 Sa…

DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES THE ART OF SATOSHI KON

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This August, Dark Horse remembers an animation legend and his works with The Art of Satoshi Kon.

A director who blazed a brilliant animation career before his tragic passing in 2010, Kon is immortalized in this special hardcover volume that covers the whole of his incredible career. Encompassing everything from illustrations for his movies Perfect Blue, Tokyo Godfathers, Millennium Actress, and Paprika and his television series Paranoia Agent, to his manga, commercial art, and more, The Art of Satoshi Kon is an oversized, 136-page tribute to a master of anime filmmaking.

Including a special appreciation from Darren Aronofsky, The Art of Satoshi Kon celebrates a lifetime of Kon’s work, including several little-known and incomplete projects.


DARK HORSE AND NAUGHTY DOG JOIN FORCES FOR THE ART OF THE UNCHARTED TRILOGY

Hot off the success of The Art of The Last of Us and The Art of Naughty Dog, Dark Horse Comics and Naughty Dog are launching The Art of the UNCHARTED Trilogy in April 2015.

A breathtaking, comprehensive exploration into the critically acclaimed UNCHARTED™ video game franchise, The Art of the UNCHARTED Trilogy offers a detailed look at the art of one of the most exciting game series of this generation. Filled with never-before-seen art from Naughty Dog spanning UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune™, UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves™, and UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception™, with insightful commentary from the games’ creators, this epic volume is an incredible opportunity to own a piece of UNCHARTED history.

“With each UNCHARTED game we make we strive to set a new bar for video game art, design, and tech,” said Erick Pangilinan, art director at Naughty Dog. “This book is an inside look at our creative process, the technology, and the artistry that goes into making Nathan Drake’s adventures come to life. Fa…

Bands on Tour

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ABSTRACTER:
3/07/2015 First Church Of The Buzzard - Oakland, CA *Record Release Show: w/ Dispirit, Alaric, Church [info]

AEON w/ Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse, Tribulation:
2/02/2014 Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
2/03/2014 The Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
2/05/2014 The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
2/06/2014 House Of Blues - Las Vegas, NV
2/07/2014 The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
2/08/2014 The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
2/10/2014 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
2/11/2014 Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
2/13/2014 Union Hall - Edmonton, AB
2/14/2014 MacEwan Hall - Calgary, AB
2/16/2014 The Garric - Winnipeg, MB
2/17/2014 Mill City Nights - Minneapolis, MN
2/18/2014 Orpheum Theater - Madison, WI
2/20/2014 House Of Blues - Chicago, IL
2/21/2014 Egyptian Room - Indianapolis, IN
2/22/2014 House Of Blues - Cleveland, OH
2/23/2014 St. Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI
2/24/2014 The Phoenix - Toronto, ON
2/25/2014 Metropolis - Montreal, QC
2/27/2014 House of Blues - Boston, MA
2/28/2014 Webster Hall…

Ensiferum - One Man Army (Video + Tour Dates)

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You know what I love? I love Ensiferum! They are such a super awesome band. Life they smash it and the new album is a cornucopia of music fest for your ears. The first track released is 'One Man Army'. It's hard. It's fast. It's brutal. And yet it looses nothing of the Viking-esq pagan qualities.  ENSIFERUM's One Man Army will be released via Metal Blade Records on February 24th, 2015.

http://www.metalblade.com/ensiferum/


In the studio video...


The most blistering, face melting music from a band you love!
'One Man Army'




ENSIFERUM:
1/22-1/26/2015 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise - Miami, FL
2/27/2015 Pakkahuone - Tampere, FI
2/28/2015 Rytmikorjaamo - Seianajoki, FI
3/06/2015 Lutakko - Jyvaskyla, FI
3/07/2015 Nosturi - Helsinki, FI

w/ Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum:
3/11/2015 Zeche - Bochum, DE
3/12/2015 Rockfabrik - Ludwigsburg, DE
3/13/2015 Backstage - München, DE
3/14/2015 Masters of Rock Café - Zlin, CZ
3/15/2015 Club 202 - Budapest, HU
3/16/2015 Szene - Wien,…

DARK HORSE COMICS AND BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT TEAM UP FOR WORLD OF WARCRAFT® BOOK SERIES

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Dark Horse Comics is proud to announce a multi-volume series detailing the history of the Warcraft® universe: World of Warcraft®: Chronicle.

World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 1 is a journey through an age of myth and legend, a time long before the Horde and the Alliance came to be. This definitive tome of Warcraft history reveals untold stories about the birth of the cosmos, the rise of ancient empires, and the forces that shaped the world of Azeroth and its people.

“We often get questions from players who want to know more about the origins of the Warcraft universe, and the rise and fall of their favorite characters” said Paul Sams, chief operating officer of Blizzard Entertainment. “This new series digs deeply into all of that—we can’t wait for players to read it.”

This beautiful hardcover book features over twenty full-page illustrations by World of Warcraft artist Peter Lee and marks the first in a multipart series exploring the Warcraft universe; from the distant past to the m…

HALSHUG: Copenhagen Raw Punk Crew Releases Track From Blodets Bånd Southern Lord Debut

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The nightmare continues with news of Blodets Bånd, the caustic debut LP from Copenhagen raw punks HALSHUG, which will be unchained by Southern Lord on February 24th. As the street date closes in, today, Cvlt Nation unloads the first single from the riotous album today, with the sixth track, "Total Destruktion."

HALSHUG (which translates to 'decapitate') is fast becoming known within Europe's hallowed DIY routes and enclaves for their impeccably executed hardcore crust, which pays furious tribute to their rich K-town heritage and crucially adds an abrasive modern stomp. With searing distortion, radical d-beat pace and overblown, reverb-soaked vocals, HALSHUG leaves no room for subtlety or second-guessing across the eight tracks of their first full-length effort, Blodets Bånd. Watch as Blodets Bånd engulfs the world in flames.

Unload "Total Destruktion" via Cvlt Nation now at THIS LOCATION.

Also check out a trailer for the Blodets Bånd LP HERE.

Blodets B…

Keep of kalessin's Epistemology available in NA on February 24

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Two-time Norwegian Grammy nominees, KEEP OF KALESSIN, will unleash their long-anticipated new full-length in North America next month via Indie Recordings.

Titled Epistemology, the eight-track offering, and first KEEP OF KALESSIN studio output in five years, finds the acclaimed black metal unit now conjuring their sonic wrath as a trio. Make no mistake, however. The indisputable power of these three musical craftsmen translates perfectly on the band's most diverse recording to date. As grandiose as a Peter Jackson battle scene bedecked with fire-breathing dragons and treacherous mountains draped in guitars and drums of doom, Epistemology highlights the true guitar virtuosity of vocalist/guitarist Obsidian C. From bone-scraping riffs and sweeping solos, to smooth, melodic passages swathed in warm, poignant tones backed by the military precision of bassist Wizziac and drummer Vyl, KEEP OF KALESSIN anno 2015 is heading out for greatness!

Simply and accurately crowned a, "flawle…

Napalm Records Bands Now On Tour

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KAMELOT

12.03.2015 IRL – Dublin / Button Factory
13.03.2015 UK  –  Pwllheli / HammerFest VII Festival
14.03.2015 UK  –  London / O2 Academy Islington
25.04.2015 MX – Mexico D.F. / José Cuervo Salón
09.07.2015 CZ  –  Vizovice / Masters Of Rock Festival

North American Tour
/Dragonforce

4/27: Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
4/28: Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theater
4/29: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
5/1: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
5/2: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
5/3: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater
5/5: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
5/6: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
5/7: Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
5/9: Winnipeg, MB @ Garrick Centre
5/10: Saskatoon, SK @ Louis Pub
5/11: Calgary, AL @ MacEwan Hall
5/12: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
5/14: San Francisco, CA @ Regency Center
5/15: Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove
5/16: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
5/18: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
5/20: Austin, TX @ Emo’s
5/21: New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Civic Theater
5/22: Birmingham, IL @ Iron City Live
5…

The Midnight Ghost Train - BC Trucker (video)

The guys from THE MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN definitely know how to rock! No matter where, no matter when! Check out their brand new music video for the track “BC Trucker” & see that even a withered cornfield can’t stop them!



The upcoming album Cold Was The Ground is available from March 2nd in the UK & 10th US/CAN on Napalm Records! Grab a look at their upcoming tour dates near you!

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*
03.03.15 DE - Freiburg / White Rabbit*
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
12.03.15 NL - Tilburg / Little Devil
13.03.15 DE - Esslingen / Hell over Esslingen
14.03.15 CH - Obernetfelden / Böröm Pöm Pöm
15.03.15 IT - Treviso / Il …

New Social Media-Based Metal Music Video Network Ready To See Official Launch On Twitter On 01/27/15

(Golden, CO) January 20, 2015 -- The Metal Network™, a new, social media-based music video sharing and entertainment network, will launch officially on Twitter on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

   The Metal Network™ will dish out a continuous dose of Metal music videos daily, drawn from a group of more than 13,000 YouTube and Vimeo-based videos programmed to circulate across a series of channel pages that will broadcast free Metal music video entertainment on Twitter 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

   The Metal Network™ features simple, on-demand music video viewing for channel page followers (with playable videos delivered straight to user home timelines), plus free promotion for the record labels (over 250) and Metal bands (several thousand) whose music videos have been programmed into the first phase of The Metal Network™.

   "I first noticed the possibility of broadcasting music videos within social media in 2009," says Mike Brochin, music video programmer and content curato…

MOONSPELL RELEASE „ROAD TO EXTINCTION“ TEASER!

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Portuguese Gothic Metal pioneers MOONSPELL first brought the dark flames to their native country – and then set the rest of the world aflame with milestone albums such as Irreligious and Night Eternal. Indeed the eleventh studio album Extinct erects another monument! So be prepared to be Extinct from March 9th in the UK & March 17th US/CAN!

Check out the “Road to Extinction” teaser for the Bonus DVD that comes with the Mediabook and vinyl editions of the new album! Watch the brand new teaser!





All upcoming tour dates with Septic Flesh can be found below:

12.03.15 NL - Nijmegen / Doornroosje
13.03.15 NL - Haarlem / Patronaat
14.03.15 BE - Vosselaar / Biebob
15.03.15 DE – Heidelberg / Halle02
16.03.15 DE - Essen / Turock
17.03.15 DE - Hamburg / Knust
18.03.15 DE - Berlin / K 17
19.03.15 DE - Munich / Feierwerk
20.03.15 CH - Pratteln / Z 7
21.03.15 CH - Vevey / The Rocking Chair
22.03.15 IT - Romagnano Sesia / R'n'R Arena
23.03.15 FR - Lyon / Ninkasi Kao
24.03.15 FR - Toulon /…

Alert! Alert! Savage Messiah and Amon Amarth are on tour!!

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London metallers Savage Messiah kicked off a massive craic with Swedish melodic death metal vikings Amon Amarth!

The Deceiver of the Gods tour starts off in Lille, France, then immediately heads to the UK for a two-week stint before returning to mainland Europe.  Also joining Amon Amarth and Savage Messiah are Huntress.

A message from Savage Messiah frontman Dave Silver:

"The tour is finally upon us!  And we're really psyched to take the metal to the stage once more.  A great way to start the year and hopefully the start of many more tours to come in 2015.  If you come out to any of the shows, make sure to head over to the merch stand and say hi to the band; we'll be hanging there most nights post-show, so don't be a stranger!  And we'll see you down the front!"

Don't miss Savage Messiah on tour with Amon Amarth and Huntress at these shows:

Jan. 15 - Lille, France - Le Splendid
 Jan. 16 - Brighton, UK - Concorde 2
 Jan. 17 - Plymouth, UK - The Hub
 Jan. 18…

Dust Bolt - Agent Thrash (Video + Tour Dates)

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DUST BOLT on their new music video:
“The idea behind the video was to create a funny story based on the figure of Mr. Agent Thrash that captures the spirit of the song and what it´s about - having a good time, music and friendship!”

"Agent Trash" from album Awake The Riot (Napalm Records) 



DUST BOLT
Inked in Blood Tour 2015

15.01.15 DE - Essen / Turock
16.01.15 NL - Alkmaar / Victory
17.01.15 DE - Bremen / Tivoli
18.01.15 CZ - Praha / Futurum
19.01.15 PL - Krakow / Fabryka
21.01.15 HU - Budapest / Dürer Kert
22.01.15 AT - Vienna / Szene
23.01.15 AT - Innsbruck / Weekender club
24.01.15 IT - Romagnano / R&R Arena
25.01.15 CH - Luzern / Schüür
27.01.15 SP - Barcelona / Salamandra
28.01.15 FR - Toulouse / Metronum
29.01.15 FR - Paris / Divan du Monde
30.01.15 NL - Enschede / Atak
31.01.15 BL - Turnhout / Zaal de kuup
01.02.15 UK - London / Underworld

MOONSPELL Announce Release Dates of Upcoming Album “Extinct”!

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MOONSPELL continue to be one of the most bitchin' dark metal bands out there. For more than 20 years they have stunned audiences with their unmitigated brilliance.  Their upcoming album Extinct will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates:
G/A/S/Europe/AUS: 06.03.2015
UK/NO/FR/DK/IT: 09.03.2015
SE/ESP: 11.03.2015         
USA/CAN: 17.03.2015
There will also be a very special 80-minute documentary Bonus DVD included in the media book edition, which provides an in-depth making of the album feature from the first note on, as well as the day-to-day lives of a Portuguese band in the studio. The exclusive DVD also includes statements from scientists covering the subject of Extinction, particularly the extinction of the Iberian Wolf, a cause MOONSPELL is personally involved.

Stay entranced and under the spell and don't forget to book a ticket to their forthcoming European headliner tour “Road to Extinction” with special guests SEPTIC FLESH. Find the dates + ticket info + VIP …

Jimmy Page: How Stairway to Heaven was written - BBC News

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This is just moving in so many ways. I have the actual album, vinyl. Hearing it like this takes me back to my childhood. Everything Zeppelin did was amazing to me as a child. I actually picked up guitar because I wanted to be Jimmy Page. The damn thing was bigger than I was. It's a moving and humbling experience some forty years later to see Jimmy Page sat in a comfy chair talking about the album and the song "Stairway to Heaven". To me he is still a god. Even as I watch the video and hear his voice and the song I am getting goosebumps. That is superior song writing. Thank you to the BBC for doing this piece. Thank you to Jimmy Page for being such an inspiration to musicians for decades.

"It was a tricky thing to do because there are lots of music and changes in it." - Jimmy Page

"Everyone is playing with such honesty and conviction and that shows." - Jimmy Page

KAMELOT SIGNS TO NAPALM RECORDS!

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Symphonic Metal Masters KAMELOT entered the studio in mid 2014 to begin recording their follow-up to the highly acclaimed chart topping album Silverthorn. The new album will make KAMELOT history as it will be released worldwide (excl. Asia) on Napalm Records/Universal and Napalm Records/ADA-Warner as an exclusive licensing deal through the band's KAMELOT Music LLC this April/May 2015. In support of this highly anticipated release, KAMELOT will hit the road starting in March for select UK shows, followed by a massive North America Tour this Spring, with special guests Dragonforce (UK). Select Summer Festivals will follow and the band returns to Europe in September/October for their biggest headliner tour to date.
“We are extremely excited about having a growing and hungry independent label like Napalm with the power of major distribution that we will get with Universal and ADA Warner.” states KAMELOT founder and guitarist Thomas Youngblood
Thomas Caser, Vice President of Napalm Re…