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HEXVESSEL Release Video for ‘Changeling’

Forest Folk band HEXVESSEL are proud to unveil a brand new music video for the single ‘Changeling’ taken from their fourth studio album “All Tree”, which is released today.

You can watch the video for ‘Changeling’ here:

The song features guest vocals from Neige from Alcest (FR) and prog legend Dirk Chapman from Uriel/Arzachel/Egg/National Health on flute. The video was directed by Vesa Ranta and Aapo Lahtela for Kaira Films.

Mat McNerney from HEXVESSEL says, “The song is about change, be it growing up from childhood to adulthood or hearing the call of a vocation you feel compelled to undertake. Metamorphosis in the knowledge that, in the spirit of Kinky Friedman’s “find what you love and let it kill you,” there may never be a way back. Irreversible transformation. I think that’s kind of my interpretation of Metsänpeitto (which literally means “covered by the forest”), the Finnish folklore phenomenon, where people went missing in the forest for unexplained reasons. Once the call of the forest gets in your blood, you never truly belong to the man-made world again, and you’re never coming back. Eventually the forest draws you back home. This same myth, in various forms, also exists in Irish folklore with “changeling children” for example, who were switched by the fairies in infancy. The mythology of my upbringing, and of the country I have settled in, converging together into our “wyrd-folk” story. We are also especially honoured to have our dear brother Neige from Alcest on guest vocals and Dirk Chapman on flute for this song.”

While the North American release of “All Tree” will be on 22 February via Prophecy Productions, the album is out as of today in the rest of the world via Century Media Records.

Click here for a selection of ordering options:
  What the Press Are Saying About “All Tree”   “…even if you’re listening in a metropolitan tower block, with your eyes closed and your headphones on, you’ll be swept away to a sun-dappled woodland glade where spirits and nymphs frolic.”
(9/10 Metal Hammer UK)
“… timeless songs that are slowing down the world with their warm retro-sound.“
(6/7 Metal Hammer DE)

“Finnish forest folk widescreen fourth album.”
(Prog UK)
  HEXVESSEL are currently on a release tour playing a number of selected shows. Check out dates and venues below!
HEXVESSEL Live In 2019 – with support from Arktau Eos

16.02.2019 (FI) Turku – Turku Castle Church *
17.02.2019 (DE) Hamburg – Logo
18.02.2019 (DE) Berlin  Urban Spree
19.02.2019 (DE) Leipzig – Neues Schauspiel
20.02.2019 (NL) Utrecht – Tivoli / Club Nine
21.02.2019 (DE) Cologne – Club Volta
22.02.2019 (UK) London – St John on Bethnal Green
23.02.2019 (FI) Helsinki – Glivelab *

01.03.2019 (FI) Oulu – Tuba *
02.03.2019 (FI) Kuopio – Panuhuone *

* Not including Arktau Eos
The following shows have also been confirmed:
11.04.2019 (NL) Tilburg – Roadburn Festival (special “All Tree” show)
12.07.2019 (PL) Bolkow – Castle Party
20.09.2019 (RU) St Petersburg – MOD club
21.09.2019 (RU) Moscow – Gorod
HEXVESSEL line-up:
Mathew Kvohst McNerney – Vocals
Andrew McIvor – Acoustic Guitars
Kimmo Helén – Piano, Keys, Viola, Bass Guitar
Jukka Rämänen – Drums, Percussion, Bass Guitar
Jesse Heikkinen – Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitars and 12-string Guitars
Antti Haapapuro – Sound Effects, Field Recordings, Master of Ceremonies
Marja Konttinen – Vocals, Percussion
[with session violin on “Old Tree” by Daniel Pioro]

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UNANIMATED to Re-Release First Three Albums!


After the release of last year’s highly acclaimed new EP “Annihilation”, Swedish death/black metal rulers UNANIMATED will release their first three studio albums in summer 2019 via Century Media Records.

The now legendary first two albums “In the Forest of the Dreaming Dead” (1993) and “Ancient God of Evil” (1995), and their follow-up “In the Light of Darkness” (2009) are completely sold out since years and have become highly sought-after releases. “Ancient God of Evil”, justly considered one of the most outstanding and influential albums of the entire genre, has never been officially released on vinyl. 

All three albums will be released on CD, LP and digitally, and release dates will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

Support the band and buy the official and authorized versions!

UNANIMTED’s fourth studio album is planned for a release in autumn 2019. 

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ABORTED Release Official Music Video for ‘Deep Red’


Brutal death metal maniacs ABORTED have released a brand-new video clip for the song ‘Deep Red’, taken from their latest album “TerrorVision”.

Watch the video here: 

After the very successful Hell Over Europe tour last year, ABORTED is now bringing the “TerrorVision” to North America. Fans have the chance to win a nice fan package, including free entrance, when they follow this link: 

Sven De Caluwe comments: “Since Hell over Europe was such a good time we decided to bring the line up as complete as possible to North America where we will spread the TerrorVision for the first time. We are beyond stoked to be touring again with our good friends in Cryptopsy and Benighted, as well to have Stefano suffer through two sets a day. So you can come on over, enjoy some blastbeats, place your bets on how many kg’s or pounds Stefano will weigh at the end, and come have a chat with us all. On top of that we brutalised the fine people from Panda Productions once more for the 3rd video for TerrorVision, this time for the lovely chanson d’amour called Deep Red. This rattling tale of romance enfolds in fields adorned with unicorns and many more politically correct settings. Go live a little people, listen to death metal and bang your damn heads to the power of the Blast! Praise the scroll!”


ABORTED LIVE with Cryptopsy, Benighted, Hideous Divinity

21.03 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
22.03 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
23.03 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
24.03 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
27.03 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
28.03 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
30.03 Los Angeles, CA – 1720 
31.03 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick

01.04 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
02.04 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
03.04 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live!
04.04 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
08.04 Atlanta, GA – 529*
09.04 Margate, FL – O’Malley’s*
10.04 Orlando, FL – The Haven*
13.04 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery*
14.04 Providence, RI – Alchemy*
15.04 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory*
16.04 Quebec City, QC – Salle Multi*
17.04 Montreal, QC – L’Astral*
18.04 Rouyn-Noranda, QC – Scène Évolu-Son*
19.04 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace*
20.04 Indianapolis, IN – The Citadel*

*no Benighted

Furthermore, ABORTED are already confirmed for the following festival shows: 

ABORTED Summer 2019

14.06 – 15.06.2019 Rock The Coast, Malaga (ES)
20.06 – 23.06.2019 Graspop, Dessel (BE)
13.07.2019 Rock Marathon, Balaton (HU)
19.07.2019 Baden In Blut, Weil am Rhein (DE)
20.07.2019 Circolo Svolta, Milano (IT)
27.07.2019 Stonehenge, Steenwijk (NL)
07.08 – 10.08.2019 Brutal Assault, Jaromer (CZ)
09.08 – 11.08.2019 Vagos Metal Fest, Vagos (PT)
09.08 – 11.08.2019 Bloodstock, Derbyshire (UK)
15.08 – 17.08.2019 Summer Breeze, Dinkelsbühl (DE)
16.08 – 17.08.2019 Frantic Fest, Abruzzo (IT)
16.08 – 18.08.2019 Motocultor, Saint Nollf (FR)
22.08 – 24.08.2019 DEATHFEST Open Air, Andernach (DE)
07.09.2019 Meh Suff, Huttikon (CH)
14.09.2019 Bloodshed Fest, Eindhoven (NL)

Get “TerrorVision” here:

Sven De Caluwe – Vocals
Mendel Bij De Leij – Guitar
Ian Jekelis – Guitar
Ken Bedene – Drums
Stefano Franceschini – Bass

ABORTED online:

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BUCKCHERRY Release New Song and Title Track “Warpaint”

0f1e11a7-d194-416c-8936-3e0d2df9e230.jpg   Rock legends BUCKCHERRY have just released their newest song and title track ‘Warpaint’ – you can listen to the song HERE.

The track is off of the band’s highly-anticipated full-length album “Warpaint” out 08 March 2019, via Century Media Records internationally and RED Music in North America.

“Warpaint” reunites BUCKCHERRY with legendary producer Mike Plotnikoff (Chris Cornell, Nita Strauss and Halestorm), who previously produced the band’s platinum certified album “15”, catapulting the band to superstardom with the top ten hits ‘Crazy Bitch’ and ‘Sorry’.

“Warpaint” is available on CD and all digital platforms HERE, along with vinyl and various merch bundles also available HERE!

BUCKCHERRY have also just kicked off the European leg of their Warpaint tour, hitting Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland and Italy, followed by an extensive US run in March and April.

Feb 12 – Tyne And Wear, UK @ O2 Academy Newcastle
Feb 13 – Glasgow, UK @ Galvanizers
Feb 15 – Nottinghamshire, UK @ Rock City
Feb 16 – Oxfordshire, UK @ O2 Academy Oxford
Feb 17 – Norwich, UK @ The LCR

Feb 19 – Bochum, Germany @ Zeche Bochum
Feb 20 – Berlin, Germany @ Markthalle Berlin
Feb 22 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Dynamo
Feb 23 – Ceriva, Italy @ Rock Planet
Feb 24 – Saarbrucken, Germany @ Garage Saarbucken

Mar 6 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Mar 8 – Vancouver BC @ Hard Rock Casino
Mar 10 – Edmonton ALB @ Century Casino
Mar 11 – Calgary ALB @ Palace Theatre
Mar 13 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theater
Mar 15 – La Crosse, WI @ Brickhouse
Mar 16 – Effingham, IL @ Effingham Performance Center
Mar 17 – Chesterfield, MI @ Diesel
Mar 19 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Mar 20 – Dayton, OH @ Oddbodies
Mar 22 – Palatine, IL @ Dirty Nellies
Mar 23 – Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall
Mar 24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Jergel’s 
Mar 26 – Foxboro, MA @ Toby Keith’s
Mar 28 – Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penns Peak
Mar 29 – New York, NY@ Irving Plaza
Mar 30 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s
Mar 31 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance

April 2 – Newport News, VA @ Boathouse
April 4 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Arizona Bike Week – Westworld of Scottsdale
April 7 – Jacksonville, NC @ Tarheel
April 9 – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
April 11 – Greenville, SC @ Firmament 
April 12 – Knoxville, TN @ Cotton Eyed Joe
April 13 – Tampa, FL @ Fergs Live
April 14 – Jacksonville, FL @ Surfer Bar
April 16 – Pensacola. FL @ Vinyl
April 17 – Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
April 19 – Memphis, TN @ Graceland Soundstage 
April 20 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
April 22 – St. Louis, IL @ Pops 
April 23 – Springfield, MO @ The Complex
April 24 – Angola, IN @ The Eclectic Room
April 28 – Colony, TX @ Lava Cantina
April 30 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Studio

May 1 – Denver, CO @ Harry’s Hideaway
May 3 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Royal Bar
May 4 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
May 5 – Montclair, CA @ Canyon Club


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TRIBULATION Win Swedish Grammis Award; “Melancholia” EP Now Available; Kicking Off EU Tour Soon!


TRIBULATION, one of Century Media Records’ most promising acts, took home the Swedish Grammis Award in the category “Best Hard Rock / Metal Album” of the year with their most recent studio effort “Down Below”. 

Make sure to catch TRIBULATION live on their co-headliner tour with Gaahls Wyrd, alongside supporting acts Uada and Idle Hands:


Gaahls Wyrd, TRIBULATION, Uada & Idle Hands – Northern Ghosts European Tour

21.02.2019 Hamburg (Germany) – Kronensaal
22.02.2019 Essen (Germany) – Turock
23.02.2019 Ieper (Belgium) – JOC Ieper
24.02.2019 Utrecht (The Netherlands) – Helling
25.02.2019 London (UK) – O2 Islington Academy
26.02.2019 Paris (France) – Petit Bain
28.02.2019 Munich (Germany) – Backstage

01.03.2019 Winterthur (Switzerland) – Gaswerk
02.03.2019 Vienna (Austria) – Viper Room
03.03.2019 Prague (Czech Republic) – Nova Chmelnice
05.03.2019 Poznan (Poland) – U Bazyla
06.03.2019 Warsaw (Poland) -– Proxima
07.03.2019 Berlin (Germany) – BiNuu
08.03.2019 Dresden (Germany) – Reithalle
09.03.2019 Weinheim (Germany) – Cafe Central / Sold Out!
10.03.2019 Leeuwarden (The Netherlands) – Neushoorn


11 – 13.07.2019 Balingen (Germany) – Bang Your Head
14 – 15.06.2019 Malaga (Spain) – Rock The Coast Festival
13 – 15.05.2019 Hlégarður (Iceland) – Ascension MMXIX 
02 – 04.05.2019 Kopervik (Norway) – Karmoygeddon
19.04.2019 Oslo (Norway) – Inferno Festival
06.04.2019 Aarhus (Denmark) – Royal Metal Fest
19 – 20.07.2019 Bertingen (Germany) – RUDE Festival
19 – 20.07.2019 Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Dynamo Metal Fest
21 – 27.07.2019 Tolmin (Slovenia) – MetalDays Festival
01 – 03.08.2019 Wacken (Germany) – Wacken Open Air
15 – 18.08.2019 Saint-Nolff (France) – Motocultor Festival

Many more dates for 2019 are still to be announced!

In related TRIBULATION news, the “Melancholia” EP will be available for the first time on a vinyl LP on 15 February 2019 in the following editions:

Black LP Transparent magenta LP – 100x copies (SOLD OUT) Clear LP – 200x copies (from CM Distro EU) Dark green LP – 100x copies (From Band Webshop at Kingsroad) Transparent red LP – 100x copies (From Band on the road)

Get your format of choice HERE!


Johannes Andersson – Bass/Vocals
Adam Zaars – Guitars
Jonathan Hultén – Guitars
Oscar Leander – Drums

Official Website

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WITHERFALL Release Cover of Tom Petty’s ‘I Won’t Back Down’

** WITHERFALL Release Cover of Tom Petty’s ‘I Won’t Back Down’ ————————————————————
US dark melodic metal act WITHERFALL is releasing their version of Tom Petty’s ‘I Won’t Back Down’, which is part of the acoustic “Vintage EP” release, out on 22 March 2019.
“During the final writing sessions of “A Prelude to Sorrow”, Joseph Michael and Jake Dreyer stumbled upon doing a darker version of “I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty. The song was recorded during the Prelude Sessions at Boogie Tracks Recording studio (featured in the music video) in Jake Dreyer’s hometown of Panama City, Florida. A few weeks after the record was finished Hurricane Michael, a category 5 and largest hurricane to hit the Florida Panhandle in recorded history came and destroyed Panama City, Mexico Beach and Boogie Tracks Studios. Also destroyed was the dock that was home to many wine soaked writing sessions for both Nocturnes and Prelude. The dock can be seen during both “Ode To Despair” and “I Won’t Back Down” solo sections. ‘The Before and After’ is a haunting reminder that nothing is permanent. We hope this song and video serve as a tribute to the Florida Panhandle and the perseverance of the people living there in rebuilding their communities”, says WITHERFALL.
You can watch the full video here: (

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RED DEATH sign worldwide deal with Century Media Records


Century Media Records are proud to announce that Washington DC Crossover Thrashers RED DEATH  are the latest addition to the label’s roster, after having recently signed the group to a worldwide multi-album deal. 

Having played shows across North America with the likes of Power Trip, Iron Reagan, Municipal Waste, Exodus, Obituary, Terror and also a European tour with Foreseen last year, RED DEATH are looking forward to a busy year 2019 which will see the group continue their relentless live-crusade, but also finalize work on their third full-length album and Century Media Records debut for release later in 2019.

RED DEATH comment the signing to Century Media Records as follows:  “We are honored to join the Century Media family! We have been fans of the label and its roster long before this band existed. From artists like Merauder to Morgoth, it’s been a name that we’ve always paid much attention to. We are currently preparing our third LP and releasing it via Century Media makes perfect sense. We have dedicated ourselves and put forth a large amount of hard work into this band and we plan on channeling that drive and energy into our upcoming record. Above all we’re very honored to be apart of the label and to add to its history!”

Commenting the signing of RED DEATH, Philipp Schulte, Director Century Media Records Europe, says“With RED DEATH we welcome one of the most promising bands from the very vital US crossover scene on the label. RED DEATH impressed me with their two albums “Permanent Exile” (2015) and “Formidable Darkness” (2017), both of which offer fast and straight-forward crossover thrash in its most ferocious form, as well as with their intense live shows and total dedication to what they are doing. In times of short-lived hypes, few bands stand out and actually do make a difference. RED DEATH is one of them!”

Mike Gitter, Vice President Of A&R Century Media Records USA added: From their earliest days, RED DEATH have played with a grip on the hooks of classic metal, the ferocity and speed of vintage thrash and the intense energy and rawness of a DIY gig. Right now, they’re on the verge of serious contender status. Century Media is excited to join forces with this formidable Washington DC powerhouse.”

United by a love for “Master Of Puppets“-era Metallica, “Animosity“-era Corrosion of Conformity, Discharge and the best of 80’s Thrash Metal, RED DEATH was born out of a 2013 basement jam session between drummer Connor Donegan (also of Genocide Pact), guitarist Ace Mendoza and frontman Chad Troncale. RED DEATH became an underground favorite with the release of 2015’s “Permanent Exile“ followed by US gigs and tours with the likes of Power Trip and Obituary. With 2017’s “Formidable Darkness“ album and a line-up that saw Troncale assume bass and vocal duties as well as the addition of Enforced guitarist Will Wagstaff, RED DEATH proved themselves a force to be reckoned with as they blasted stages around the world. 2019 promises the band’s third full-length as they take up serious contender status with new label Century Media Records.

A first string of US live-shows for 2019, among others with Power Trip, has already been announced as follows:

RED DEATH live 2019

April 20 – Harrisonburg, VA @ Golden Pony 
April 21 – Nashville, TN @ TBA
April 22 – Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Magestic Lounge *
April 23 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th St *
April 24 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room *
April 25 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews *
April 26 – Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
April 28 – St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room *
April 29 – Louisville, KY @ Spinellis
April 30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ TBA

* = w/ Power Trip

More shows to be announced soon…

Press quotes about RED DEATH and their previous release 

“Formidable Darkness“:

They can appeal to any end of the extreme music world spectrum, especially on this record. No matter what the lineup is, RED DEATH fits, a feat rarely and not so easily achieved. – No Echo

RED DEATH, and “Formidable Darkness” specifically, bring out the best elements of hardcore and thrash. There are no filler parts, only mean transitions that draw on both old and new clichés to get people moving. – CVLT NATION

Washington, D.C.’s RED DEATH, much like Power Trip, practice the crossover approach as we meant it in 1987, playing ripping thrash with mosh pit–ready breakdowns. – Revolver (online)

RED DEATH line-up

(From left to right – Photo by Angela Owens)

Chad Troncale – vocals, bass
Ace Mendoza – guitar
Will Wagstaff – guitar
Connor Donegan – drums

RED DEATH online

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PERIPHERY announce new album “Periphery IV: HAIL STAN” for release on 5th April



Periphery release their fifth album, Periphery IV: HAIL STAN, on April 5 via their own 3DOT Recordings and Century Media Records.

Click the image above or click HERE to view the “Blood Eagle” video, directed by Jeremy Danger & Travis Shinn.

Periphery IV: HAIL STAN marks two significant firsts for the band: the first Periphery release on their recently formed label, 3DOT Recordings, as well as a change in the way they approached writing and recording. “We finally spent a year on a record,” explains guitar player/programmer Jake Bowen. “We’ve never been able to do that. The quality and pacing of the work show we took our time with this one. That’s an important note about this. We really got to do everything we wanted to do in the space we had to do it.” Mark adds, “I think you can hear the adventurous intent behind much of this material as a result. We’re all the happiest we’ve ever been with a release, and it’s no coincidence. Can’t wait for you all to hear it.”

Periphery IV: HAIL STAN is the first release to follow the band’s 2017 GRAMMY®Award nomination in the “Best Metal Performance” category, for Periphery III: Select Difficulty album opener “The Price Is Wrong.” The 2016 album tallied 35 million cumulative streams and marked their third consecutive debut in the Top 25 of the Billboard Top 200. It represented the apex of a tireless decade-long grind. Along the way, the band graced the covers of Guitar WorldRevolverModern DrummerBass Player and more. In between the touring, endorsements and appearances, they also launched a summer camp of their own, “Periphery Summer Jam.


Periphery IV: HAIL STAN tracklist:

Reptile Blood Eagle CHVRCH BVRNER Garden In The Bones It’s Only Smiles Follow Your Ghost Crush Sentient Glow Satellites

Pre-orders, which include several limited-edition vinyl and merch bundles, are available now via

Periphery embarks on a brief tour to coincide with the release, joining Dance Gavin Dance for a 15-date North American trek on March 30. 

Periphery tour dates (all dates with Dance Gavin Dance):

March 30  Anaheim, CA  City National Grove of Anaheim #
March 31  San Francisco, CA  The Regency
April 2  Las Vegas, NV  Brooklyn Bowl
April 3  Phoenix, AZ  Van Buren
April 5  Dallas, TX  South Side Music Hall
April 6  San Antonio, TX  Alamo City Music
April 7  Houston, TX  Warehouse Live
April 9  Ft. Lauderdale, FL  Revolution
April 11  Silver Springs, MD  The Fillmore
April 12  New York, NY  Playstation Theater  SOLD OUT
April 13  Philadelphia, PA  Franklin Music Hall
April 14  Worcester, MA  Palladium
April 16  Cleveland, OH  Agora
April 17  Detroit, MI  Royal Oak
April 18  Chicago, IL  House of Blues  SOLD OUT
April 19  Chicago, IL  House of Blues  SOLD OUT
April 20  Columbus, OH  Newport Music Hall

# – Swan Fest w/Dance Gavin Dance, Crown The Empire, Don Broco, Veil of Maya, Intervals, Volumes, Hail The Sun and more ( for more information and tickets).


Periphery is Jake Bowen (guitar, programming), Matt Halpern (drums), Mark Holcomb (guitar), Misha Mansoor (guitar, programming) and Spencer Sotelo (vocals).

Periphery online 

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