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THULCANDRA – Premiere Video For „The Second Fall“!

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After the successful album release of THULCANDRA’s new album Ascension Lost (Napalm Records) the guys from Germany have now premiered a new music video for the track “The Second Fall”!

THULCANDRA front man Steffen Kummerer’s distinct voice, including his ominous screams, meshes flawlessly with darkly majestic riffs, atmospheric leads, and frantic percussion. Check out the video here!

For More Info Visit:
www.thetruethulcandra.com
www.facebook.com/ThulcandraMetal
www.napalmrecords.com
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SATYRICON Announce Support Bands of Upcoming Tour!

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SATYRICON taps Oslo Faenskap and Vredehammer to support the "The Dawn Of A New Age 2015" tour in April.
SATYRICON has always supported the Norwegian underground scene and will bring two potent new Norwegian bands our with them in April.

Oslo Faenskap is a young band signed to Indie Recording. Their self released album "Give credits where credits is due", was produced by Anders Odden (Cadaver, Magenta, Order, Satyricon). This album got the attention of Indie Recordings, and they are currently working on their record label debut.
They have supported various acts such as Mayhem, Kvelertak, Avenged Sevenfold and SATYRICON on gigs in Norway. They mix all kinds of metal into their own blend and bring on a potent live show.

Vredehammer is fronted by Per Valla who has been involved with various extreme metal bands in the past such as Allfader and Elite. Their latest album, "Vinteroffer", was nominated in the best metal album category at the Norwegian Spellemannprisen this year. They have one foot in the old school and one in the modern extreme metal category. Vredehammer is a name to look out for.

SATYRICON  "The Dawn Of A New Age 2015" tour in April:

04.04.2015 NL – Nijmegen / Doornroosje
05.04.2015 FR – Oignies / Le Metaphone
06.04.2015 FR – Paris / La Machine
07.04.2015 UK – Manchester / Sound Control
08.04.2015 UK – London / Scala
10.04.2015 BEL – Durbuy / Durbuy Rock Festival
11.04.2015 GER – Bochum / Matrix
12.04.2015 GER – Wiesbaden / Schlachthof
13.04.2015 CZ – Prag / Akropolis
15.04.2015 GER – Munich / Bachstage Halle
16.04.2015 CH – Pratteln / Z7
17.04.2015 FR – Montbéliard / Impetus Festival
18.04.2015 IT – Pordenone / Deposito Giordano
19.04.2015 AT – Vienna / Szene
21.04.2015 PL – Warsaw / Progresja
22.04.2015 GER – Berlin / SO36
23.04.2015 GER – Leipzig / Werk 2
24.04.2015 GER – Hamburg / Markthalle
25.04.2015 SE – Malmö / KB
26.04.2015 SE – Stockholm / Nalen

 

For More Info Visit:
www.satyricon.no
www.facebook.com/SatyriconOfficial
www.napalmrecords.com
www.facebook.com/napalmrecords

 

SATYRICON SIGNS WITH NAPALM RECORDS FOR RELEASE OF SPECTACULAR LIVE DVD!

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Norwegian Black Metal legends SATYRICON have signed a worldwide deal with Austrian metal label Napalm Records for release of their upcoming DVD Live At The Opera!


Mastermind Satyr about the story behind Live At The Opera:


“The whole thing started with us doing one song, “To The Mountains” a year and a half before the actual show. We performed at a closed event in the main hall of the opera with the Royal Norwegian Opera Chorus. It was very inspirational. I then said to the conductor that I would love to do a whole show like this. He loved the idea, I was serious about it, and he was serious about it.

We spent approximately one and a half year working with composer and arranger Kjetil Bjerkestrand on the choral arrangements. When I picked songs, I was not necessarily looking at only songs suitable for choral arrangements or typical in the Satyricon live set. For me, it had to be a combination. If you look at songs like “Die By My Hand”, it`s pretty obvious we`ll want to use a choir for that because it has a choir on the record too. On the other hand, there were other things I had to consider. For example, “K.I.N.G.” is probably the most famous Satyricon song ever – and not necessarily a song I can imagine with choral arrangements. But just because people hear it more or less the same way always, I thought it would be interesting to take that song and give it a totally different vibe for this one time. And it`s also interesting to see if we can work it around the structure of a song that is more or less straightforward.

For something that we planned for so long, put so much work into, and something this unique – of course it would be nice to film it and record it. But I made it very clear to the people around Satyricon that I`m not going to turn this into a recording session where you can buy tickets.When you hear or or watch this recording you should feel like you're there.

This is not “Satyricon – Best Of from the Opera”, this is a show! The perfect parts need to go in there, but also the parts that are not so perfect. That`s the nature of it, that`s the real deal. It's not a live album. It's a celebration of what Satyricon stands for as a band.”

Live At The Opera is set to be released in Europe on May 1st & on May 5th 2015 in North America via Napalm Records. This upcoming release will contain the full performance DVD and double CD of this exclusive and very special concert by the legendary Satyricon.

Watch a preview of Live At The Opera here!

To celebrate their upcoming DVD release, SATYRICON will be hitting the road for an extensive European tour. Catch them live on the following dates:

21.02.2015 NOR – Bergen / Blastfest
04.04.2015 NL – Nijmegen / Doornroosje
05.04.2015 FR – Oignies / Le Metaphone
06.04.2015 FR – Paris / La Machine
07.04.2015 UK – Manchester / Sound Control
08.04.2015 UK – London / Scala
10.04.2015 BEL – Durbuy / Durbuy Rock Festival
11.04.2015 GER – Bochum / Matrix
12.04.2015 GER – Wiesbaden / Schlachthof
13.04.2015 CZ – Prag / Akropolis
15.04.2015 GER – Munich / Bachstage Halle
16.04.2015 CH – Pratteln / Z7
17.04.2015 FR – Montbéliard / Impetus Festival
18.04.2015 IT – Pordenone / Deposito Giordano
19.04.2015 AT – Vienna / Szene
21.04.2015 PL – Warsaw / Progresja
22.04.2015 GER – Berlin / SO36
23.04.2015 GER – Leipzig / Werk 2
24.04.2015 GER – Hamburg / Markthalle
25.04.2015 SE – Malmö / KB
26.04.2015 SE – Stockholm / Nalen
19.06.2015 FR – Clisson / Hellfest

For More Info Visit:
www.satyricon.no  
www.facebook.com/SatyriconOfficial
www.twitter.com/Satyricon
www.napalmrecords.com
www.facebook.com/napalmrecords

ZOMBI enter the studio; Announce Anthology reissue

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Photo by Dave Cerminara
 
Progressive instrumental duo ZOMBI have begun recording their sixth full-length and first new album in over four years. The album will be self-produced by the band and recorded at Machine Age Studios in Pittsburgh, PA and Steve Moore Private Studio in Central NY State and will see a release later this year via Relapse Records.  
 
The record, which will consist of nine new songs and clock in at over 60 minutes, was heavily inspired by the band touring in 2013 with Italian prog legends Goblin. Their first tour in over six years allowed the duo to play as a band again instead of a collaborative studio project.  
Steve Moore commented on the new material: "It's a rock record - think of it as a follow up to Surface to Air. There are no techno jams or symphonic prog fantasies. No solo track interludes. It's dark and heavy. Live drums on every song and lots of bass guitar. We have officially moved from "studio project" mode back into "live band" mode."
 
A.E. Paterra added: "The last time we sat down together in the same space, just the two of us, along with drums, bass guitar, and a couple synths, was back in 2005.  To be able to do that again was great, and we crafted more than 90% of this album out of pieces we composed together during sessions from the past year."
 
Additionally, Relapse Records will be reissuing ZOMBI's earliest recordings, The Zombi Anthology, this April. Long out-of-print and previously made available by the band themselves (over 10 years ago) in an extremely limited, CD-only run, this is the first time that ZOMBI's very first recordings have ever been available in stores. The Zombi Anthology represents ZOMBI at the peak of their horror-score obsession and will be released on CD/LP/Digital April 21st in North America, April 20th in the UK/World and April 17th in Germany/Benelux/Finland. 
 
Pre-Orders for The Zombi Anthology are available via this location while a trailer can be viewed here on YouTube or here on Dailymotion.

WINDHAND enter the studio New album expected to arrive this Fall

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Richmond, VA psychedelic doomsters WINDHAND have entered the studio with legendary producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden, High on Fire). The band is recording their highly anticipated third full-length album at Soundhouse Recording in Seattle, WA. 
 
The currently untitled album will see a fall release via Relapse Records and promises to be their most ambitious record to date. The album will contain nine songs including titles like "Two Urns", "Hyperion" and "Kingfisher".
 
Additionally, the group has confirmed two Atlanta shows with Sleep this May.  
 
Stay tuned for more info on WINDHAND.
 
 

Deluxe RAZOR reissues announced

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Cult Canadian thrash metal legends RAZOR have announced a reissue campaign for three of their classic late 80's and early 90's albums. The records Violent Restitution (1988), Shotgun Justice (1990) and Open Hostility (1991) will see deluxe CD/Digital reissues via Relapse Records this May.
 
Listen to a remastered version of “Violent Restitution” on YouTube here or on Soundcloud here
 
Long out-of-print, each reissue has been completely remastered and features expanded packaging plus previously unreleased bonus material including live songs, demos, rehearsals and never-before-heard songs. The records will be reissued on May 5th in North America, May 4th in the UK/World and May 1st in Benelux/Germany/Finland. Pre-Orders are available here.
 
A Canadian thrash institution for over 3 decades, RAZOR have toured the world with the likes of Slayer, Venom and Motörhead and will be a headliner at this year's Maryland Deathfest in the US. 
 
Stay tuned for more news and info on RAZOR. 
 
 

The Sewergrooves + Highlights

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Lugar: Kafe Antzokia (Sala Superior) Fecha: 26 de Febrero de 2015 Redactor: Txema Garay Fotográfa: Marina Rouan Promotora: Bomber Booking Tarde desapacible la que esperaba a los nórdicos. Media ciudad se preparaba para la vuelta de la Europa League, el Athletic encaraba motivado el partido tras regresar de Turín con el 2-2 cosechado. Bilbao prácticamente no tenía ojos para otra cosa. Sin embargo, un buen puñado de rockeros tenían otros planes. El...

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Black Star Riders "The Killer Instinct" (Por Txema Garay)

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Este año 2015 ha comenzado cargado de lanzamientos de altura. Otra de las bandas que presentan álbum son los semi Thin Lizzy, Black Star Riders quienes presentan su segundo disco, en esta ocasión sin Marco Mendoza, pero con un reemplazo de garantías como es el trillado Robbie Crane.

El título escogido para la ocasión es “The Killer Instinct” aludiendo a las injusticias de la vida. En palabras del propio Ricky Warwick  la vida no es justa, no lo ha sido y nunca lo será. Este sentimiento queda reflejado en esa  actitud que señala el título para perseguir la felicidad.

Ricky Warwick y Damon Johnson han sido los principales artífices de dar vida a un puñado de nuevos temas que rezuman brillantez y solidez por partes iguales, dentro de sus influencias particulares de hard rock. El álbum comienza con el tema que da nombre al disco, canción de riffs poderosos.  Continua con “Bullet Blues” algo más heavy que su predecesora pero sin faltar a la melodía. Como contrapunto está “finest hour” que cambia de tercio y entra suavemente con su melodía envolvente. También hay hueco para esas baladas de ensueño, con “Blindsided” que va cogiendo algo de fuerza a medida que transcurre el tiempo.  Otro corte destacable es “Sex, Guns & Gasoline”que recuerda a todos esos himnos norteamericanos de hard rock ochentero. 

 

Parece más que justificada la unión de estos cinco piezas, para continuar con la creatividad y calidad que dejaron aparcadas en el cajón Thin Lizzy. Este segundo redondo, es buena prueba de ello  con una selección de temas esplendidos y variados que no necesariamente suenan a Thin Lizzy, de hecho hay temas para todos los gustos dentro del margen en que se mueven. Un disco para todos esos aficionados a la música de los setenta y ochenta, que ven como sus artistas favoritos se han quedado sin ideas y buscan algo nuevo de lo suyo.


 Track listing

1.            "The Killer Instinct"      
2.            "Bullet Blues"   
3.            "Finest Hour"   
4.            "Soldierstown"                              
5.            "Charlie I Gotta Go"     
6.            "Blindsided"      Warwick, Johnson        
7.            "Through the Motions"              
8.            "Sex, Guns & Gasoline"             
9.            "Turn In Your Arms"     
10.          "You Little Liar"       
      
Bonus tracks

1.            "Gabrielle"       
2.            "The Reckoning Day"   
3.            "The Killer Instinct" (acoustic) 
4.            "Blindsided" (acoustic)
5.            "Charlie I Gotta Go" (acoustic)
6.            "Finest Hour" (acoustic)               

 

 

TXEMA GARAY

 

Scorpions "Return to forever" (Por Txema Garay)

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Si hay una banda que ha conseguido mantenerse en el candelero, esa es la de los Alemanes.  Después de un montón de años de gira de despedida, en la que parecía que no iban a visitar la península ibérica finalmente cerraron una fecha en Madrid, a la que siguió otra noche consecutiva  por la alta demanda de entradas. Conclusas las fechas, no tardaron en confirmar su aparición en el conocido festival Azkena Rock Festival. Lo que muchos no nos creíamos, se confirmó al poco para celebración de sus acólitos más cercanos que lo perdonan todo. 

Tras semejante éxito la banda ha decidido continuar su alargada trayectoria, con un redondo nuevo que añadir a la colección. El título toda una declaración de intenciones, de las que se gastan sus miembros, “ Return to forever ”. No voy a engañar a nadie si señalo que viendo sus últimas maniobras no tenía el listón muy alto para lo que esperaba de ellos.

Normalmente, cuando no esperas demasiado, suelen llegar gratas sorpresas, pero en esta ocasión ni eso. La banda se ha versioneado asimisma, en un lanzamiento cuyos temas recuerdan a éxitos de sus mejores épocas pero sin el tirón y el brillo que les caracterizaba. El comienzo del disco “Going out with a bang”  sirve de anticipo a los que se nos viene encima, temas con intención pero que se quedan a medio gas y resultan  empalagosos a medida que evolucionan. Hubiera saltado directamente a la mitad del disco a rescatar “Catch your luck and play” y la habría puesto en primer lugar para dar algo más de alegría al comienzo. 

No faltan desde luego sus baladas como “House of cards” donde Klaus Meine imprime a conciencia todo su sentimiento. Como contrapunto a todo lo anterior, es destacable el sonido del que goza el disco, y en especial la voz de su frontman, que suena especialmente nítida, algo que se agradece en un grupo de sus características. A mí personalmente me ha tirado más  “Who we are”, tema que sintentiza todo lo comentado atrás. Otro tema que me ha dejado con buen regusto y que es válida para rememorar tiempos pretéritos es “Hard Rockin’ the place”.

Es indiscutible que ser una banda de primera línea, con músicos de semejante talla te aporta cualidades suficientes para salir airoso en cualquier lanzamiento, pero no es menos cierto que ser una banda de primera línea implica sacar lanzamientos acordes sino quieres que te echen constantemente en cara que vives de las rentas. Esperemos que en sucesivos lanzamientos se esfuercen más y los hachas del grupo pongan toda la carne en el asador.

Solamente acabar diciendo que a mitad del disco, me he quedado con ganas de sacar el “Better than raw” de Helloween y chapar “I Can”.

 

Tracklist:

01. Going Out With A Bang

02. We Built This Hous

e 03. Rock My Car

04. House Of Cards

05. All For One

06. Rock `N` Roll Band

07. Catch Your Luck And Play

08. Rollin` Home

09. Hard Rockin` The Place

10. Eye Of The Storm

11. The Scratch

12. Gypsy Life

13. The World We Used To Know (bonus deluxe edition)

14. Dancing With The Moonlight (bonus deluxe edition)

15. When The Truth Is A Lie (bonus deluxe edition)

16. Who We Are (bonus deluxe edition)

17. Delirious (bonus deluxe edition)

 

TXEMA GARAY

 

At The Gates de gira en dos semanas!

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Tras el éxito de la gira de Turbonegro como primera banda protagonista del ciclo de giras ROUTE RESURRECTION FEST 2015, llega la segunda parte de esta con los suecos At The Gates como protagonistas. Considerados unos de los padres del melodic death metal, llevan más de 18 años sin venir de gira por salas españolas. Su última actuación data del Resurrection Fest 2012 cuando actuaron como cabezas de cartel y ahora volverán de nuevo a presentar su primer disco en 19 años, “At War With Reality”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hzjshF0TFm8

Los de Gotemburgo actuarán en tres ciudades  junto a Wormed y Sound Of Silence y estas son las fechas.

Viernes 6 de marzo, Madrid (Sala Penélope)

Apertura de puertas: por confirmar
Entrada anticipada: 22€ + gastos
Entrada taquilla: 26€
Venta de entradas físicas en: Snapo, Sun Records, Oficinas Penelope
Venta online: Kultura Live

Sábado 7 de marzo , Bilbao (Sala Santana 27)

Apertura de puertas: por confirmar
Entrada anticipada: 22€ + gastos
Entrada taquilla: 26€
Venta de entradas físicas en: Hor Dago!, VSD, Brixton Denda (Bilbo) Skizo Denda (Donosti)
Venta online: Kultura Live

Domingo 8 de marzo, Barcelona (Sala Razzmatazz 2)

Apertura de puertas: por confirmar
Entrada anticipada: 22€ + gastos
Entrada taquilla: 26€
Venta de entradas físicas en: Discos Revolver, Daily Records
Venta online: Kultura Live