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SABATON reveal first album trailer about “The Great War”

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  Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON are set to release their new album ‘The Great War’ on July 19th, 2019. Today the band reveals the first album trailer, in which Joakim Broden and Pär Sundström talk about different aspects of the album.

Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZL8aG9PXtM

SABATON recently released the first single‘Fields Of Verdun’.
Watch the official video here: https://youtu.be/xP8G-LwWNn0  

Get the song digitally here: http://nblast.de/SabatonFieldsOfVerdun
Listen in NB New Releases playlist: http://nblast.de/SpotifyNewReleases /http://nblast.de/AppleMusicNewReleases

Bassist Pär Sundström comments: “We choose ‘Fields of Verdun’ to be the first single since we felt it represent the album perfect, a classic SABATON metal song which we cannot wait to include in the future setlists. The story of the battle of Verdun is also very representative for the album since it has all elements that identifies with ‘The Great War’. Verdun is so much WW1 that we decided to hold the first album presentation in this city, inviting journalists from around the world to not just hear the album, but also understand the story behind it.
It is the first single from the upcoming album even if we just released ‘Bismarck’, but that song is not from the upcoming album. We decided to write ‘Bismarck’ outside the album since the story does not connect to WW1 and also that it was recorded at a different time. The meaning of this song was a tribute to all fans who have contributed over the years by sending us ideas for future songs, please continue with that!

The release of SABATON’s ninth full-length record perfectly coincides with the band’s 20th anniversary and the concept album is based on events during the First World War.
 
This ninth full-length record, that will see the light of day right in time for the band’s 20th anniversary, will be a concept album based on events during the First World War and will be available in different formats:

CD-Digi (History Edition) incl. narrated parts in addition to the album tracks
CD (Album Edition)
2CD Earbook (Album + History Edition)
180g LP in various colors (History Edition)
180g LP in various colours (Album Edition)
3CD/3LP Box (The Great Box Edition) includes: Earbook incl. “The Soundtrack To The Great War” CD,  regular, History & Soundtrack LPs [180g, green], one out of 11 Great War propaganda posters [chosen at random], postcards, emblem, poem on sheet) – limited to 1000

“The Great War” tracklist:
01. The Future Of Warfare
02. Seven Pillars Of Wisdom
03. 82nd All The Way
04. The Attack Of The Dead Men
05. Devil Dogs
06. The Red Baron
07. Great War
08. A Ghost In The Trenches
09. Fields Of Verdun
10. The End Of The War To End All Wars
11. In Flanders Fields

Pre-order the album here: http://www.sabaton.net/thegreatwar

“The Great War” will be available worldwide through Nuclear Blast Records on July 19th.
 
The band started the recordings exactly 100 years after the end of the First World War (11/11/1918) and took 3 months of intensive work to complete the album together with their long term producer and partner Jonas Kjellgren at Black Lounge studios. Furthermore, the album has been mastered by Maor Appelbaum and the artwork was once again created by Peter Sallaí.
 
“This is not the first time we have sung about stories from this period in time, but now we felt the timing was right to make a full concept album about this war”, explain the band. 

In addition, SABATON posted this trailer revealing more details about the amazing artwork – watch it here: https://youtu.be/HCZP1-JsD0M
 
Alongside the album, the Swedes have worked hard to make their 20th year anniversary a very exciting year, and also started the SABATON History Channel – a unique collaboration between the band themselves and multimedia historians Indy Neidell andTimeghost  capturing the power of social media to tell stories about the wars, battles and heroes behind SABATON’s songs. Subscribe to the YouTube channel via this link:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaG4CBbZih6nLzD08bTBGfw

 “This is the biggest album we have taken on so far. There is more depth and story around the songs that we have ever had before”, Pär Sundström announces. “Expect many surprises as we have tried new things and we also went back in time to a concept we know a lot of you love. The Great War has been created side by side with the Sabaton History Channel to make 2019 the most exciting year in our 20 year history.”

Many more live shows will be announced shortly, but don’t missthe chance to see SABATONperform their new battle hymns during their summer festival run at one of these dates (including the band’s very own annual SABATON OPEN AIR in their hometown Falun):

SABATON live 2019 – get your tickets here: https://www.sabaton.net/tour/

13.06. A         Nickelsdorf – Nova Rock
15.06. CH       Interlaken – Greenfield Festival
20.06. F          Clisson – Knotfest meets Hellfest
23.06. B          Dessel – Graspop Metal Meeting *SOLD OUT*
26.06. PL        Krakow – Mystic Festival
28.06. E          Madrid – Download Festival
25.07. FIN       Kuopio – Kuopiorock
01.08. D          Wacken – Wacken Open Air *SOLD OUT*
09.08. UK        Derby – Bloodstock Open Air
17.08. S          Falun – Sabaton Open Air
23.08. D          Sulingen – Reload Festival

»The Great Tour« – North America 2019
w/ HAMMERFALL
04.10.  USA     Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
05.10.  USA     St. Petersburg, FL – Janus Landing
06.10.  USA     Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
08.10.  USA     Dallas, TX – House of Blues
10.10.  USA     Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
11.10.  USA     Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
12.10.  USA     San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
14.10.  USA     Portland, OR – The Roseland Ballroom
15.10.  USA     Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
16.10.  CDN     Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
18.10.  CDN     Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
19.10.  CDN     Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre
21.10.  USA     Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
23.10.  USA     Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
25.10.  USA     Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
26.10.  USA     Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre
27.10.  USA     Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
29.10.  CDN     Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
30.10.  CDN     Montréal, QC – Mtelus
01.11.  USA     Worcester, MA – Palladium
02.11.  USA     New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
03.11.  USA     Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
 
01.12.  S          Stockholm – Sabaton Cruise *SOLD OUT*

2020:

»The Great Tour« – Russia 2020
06.03.    RUS       Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk – Stolitsa
07.03.    RUS       Vladivostok – Craft
08.03.    RUS       Khabarovsk – Velicano Club
10.03.    RUS       Irkutsk – Wild Horse
11.03.    RUS       Novosibirsk – Dkzh
13.03.    RUS       Moscow – Stadium Live
14.03.    RUS       St. Petersburg – A2 Green Concert
16.03.    RUS       Omsk – Angar
17.03.    RUS       Tyumen – Baikonur
19.03.    RUS       Yekaterinburg – Tele-Club
21.03.    RUS       Ufa – Ogni Ufy
22.03.    RUS       Samara – Zvezda
24.03.    RUS       Volgograd – DKT
26.03.    RUS       Nizhny Novgorod – Milo Concert Hall
28.03.    RUS       Voronezh – Palazzo
29.03.    RUS       Rostov-on-Don – Arena Don
31.03.    RUS       Krasnodar – Arena Hall
02.04.    BY          Minsk – Prime Hall

Get the band’s previous albums as well as lots of merch and special editions in our shop:http://www.nuclearblast.de/shop/sabaton

 

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UNEARTH release video for “Incinerate”; announce Autumn European tour

unearth_1559904078_1559904078.jpg UNEARTH RELEASE VIDEO FOR “INCINERATE”

ANNOUNCE AUTUMN EUROPEAN TOUR

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American metalcore band UNEARTH are pleased to present the new official video for the track “Incinerate” taken from their album Extinction(s), which was released last November. The band are currently on U.S. Tour with All That Remains through June 15th.

The live video, shot while they were in Canada with Darkest Hour, was produced by KREACT and directed/filmed/edited by Daniel Vandal with additional camera by Alexandre Charron, Soufiane Benrqiq & Christophe Thivierge.

Check out the video for “Incinerate” here:
https://youtu.be/L6vhHmWMzXM

UNEARTH will be heading to Europe for a Fall tour with As I Lay Dying and Chelsea Grin in September.

w/As I Lay Dying / Chelsea Grin / Unearth

27.09.19 Würzburg, Germany – Posthalle
28.09.19 Hamburg, Germany – Sporthalle
30.09.19 Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller 
01.10.19 Stockholm, Sweden – Arenan
02.10.19 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
03.10.19 Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
04.10.19 Prague, Czech Rep – Forum Karlin
05.10.19 Munich, Germany – Zenith 
06.10.19 Vienna, Austria – Gasometer 
07.10.19 Budapest. Hungary – Barba Negra 
09.10.19 Milan, Italy – Fabrique
10.10.19 Zurich, Switzerland – Volkshaus
11.10.19 Lyon, France – Le Transbordeur
12.10.19 Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz
13.10.19 Madrid, Spain – San Miguel  
15.10.19 Paris, France – Bataclan
16.10.19 Brussels, Belgium – AB
17.10.19 Tilburg, Netherlands 
18.10.19 Cologne, Germany – Palladium
19.10.19 Leipzig, Germany – Haus Auensee

UNEARTH’s new album “Extinction(s)” available at the following locations: https://Unearth.lnk.to/Extinctions  

The lyric video for the single entitled “Survivalist” can be watched here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsYsP5TgAVM 

Two decades into a triumphant career, the Massachusetts-bred New Wave of American Heavy Metal trailblazers are both elder statesmen and newly relevant all over again. With over a half million albums sold around the globe, UNEARTH’S astounding legacy has never been more self- evident. Immediately upon its release in 2018, “Incinerate,” the first single from their seventh studio album, shot to Number 1 on SiriusXM Liquid Metal’s “The Devil’s Dozen” and was among the Top 100 most played songs on Amazon Music. Their seventh studio album Extinction(s) is as much a statement of purpose as a declaration of intent, reigniting the flame of their established strengths and carving a pathway for another two decades of creative accomplishment and inspired live performances.

UNEARTH’s celebrated catalog of full-length bangers began with The Stings of Conscience (2001), followed by the genre landmark album The Oncoming Storm (2004), records that established them as luminaries alongside peers and contemporaries in bands like Lamb Of God, Killswitch Engage, and As I Lay Dying. III: In the Eyes of Fire (2006) further established UNEARTH as an influential force. Boundary pushing opus The March (2008) includes “My Will Be Done,” which became their most streamed and most viewed song/video on all major platforms.

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UNEARTH is:
Trevor Phipps (vocals)
Ken Susi (guitar)
Buz McGrath (guitar)
Nick Pierce (drums)
Chris O’Toole (bass)

UNEARTH online:
http://www.unearth.tv/
https://www.facebook.com/unearthofficial/
https://twitter.com/Unearthofficial
http://instagram.com/unearthofficial/

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CHON Release New Music Video ‘Pitch Dark’; Self-Titled Album Out Today Via Sumerian Records

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to any type of listener who wants to just listen to a group of awesome musicians.”
– Noisey
 
 “CHON has been building momentum the last few years,
showcasing their dazzling, mathy, emotional, mostly instrumental tunes”
– Red Bull Music
 
“CHON paints vividly beautiful and elaborate settings with the power of instrumentation”
– EARMILK
CHON has officially released their third, and self-titled record, out now via Sumerian Records. They are currently celebrating the release with a North American headlining tour, with support from DOMi & JD Beck. A full list of tour dates can be found below. For more information and to purchase the album, please visit: www.thisischon.com.

The band have also released a brand new music video for ‘Pitch Dark’, which can be watched here: https://youtu.be/3KsuLy7zTWo
 
Fans can watch the music videos for singles Peace‘ and ‘Petal‘ now. Earlier this year, the band played two weekends at Coachella (featuring a guest appearance from Kenny G), as well as a packed set at Shaky Knees.
 
On their self-titled third album, CHON find themselves at the confluence of a great push and pull.
 
Since forming in 2008 in San Diego, guitarists Mario Camarena and Erick Hansel, along with drummer Nathan Camarena and bassist Esiah Camarena have become one of the most buzzed-about acts in the new era of progressive rock, on the back of more than 40 million Spotify streams and tours with the likes of Coheed and Cambria, Animals As Leaders and Circa Survive.
 
Their debut full-length, 2015’s “Grow”, established their mathy, forward-thinking take on the genre, while 2017’s “Homey” furthered that sound while incorporating brand-new influences like effect-pedal-heavy elements of electronic music and trip-hop and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart. Now, with “CHON”, the band once again has kicked down their musical guardrails — but in a way that balances their more eccentric impulses with a steadying dose of clarity and restraint.
 
We really wanted to make songs with more simplistic structures, but also the craziest parts we’ve ever had musically,” Mario Camarena explains. “I think our music is already so weird that when the structure is also crazy, it can be hard to follow. I really wanted this album to appeal to people who maybe don’t listen to this style of music.”
 
It’s true that “CHON” streamlines some of the band’s grandiose, free-flowing musicality in favor of more traditional sonic structures. But, most importantly, simplifying their sound doesn’t mean resorting to being boring. If anything, “CHON” is brimming with some of the most forward-thinking, intricate musings the band has ever attempted, from the deep progressive propulsion of first single ‘Peace’ to ‘Spike’, which spins the band’s youthful tech and metal influences together into a flashy riff-athon.
 
All at once, “CHON” respects the band’s current listeners while inviting a broader swath of new ones in — the rare progressive rock album adroit enough to straddle that line. For the band, it will be especially rewarding to bring this new musical mindset to crowds at festivals like Coachella, Shaky Knees and Electric Forest. There will be, of course, CHON diehards in the audience, but large-scale settings like these offer the band the opportunity to cultivate an even wider fanbase around their captivating sound.
 
“CHON” is out now via Sumerian Records. For more information, please visit: www.thisischon.com
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“CHON” Track Listing
01. Ghost
02. Cloudy
03. Gift
04. Visit
05. Petal
06. Pitch Dark
07. Rosewood
08. If
09. Spike
10. Dead End
11. Thanks
12. Peace
UK Tour Dates 2019
Sep 22 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
Sep 23 – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
Sep 24 – Glasgow, UK @ King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
Sep 25 – Birmingham, UK @ The Asylum
Sep 26 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
Sep 27 – London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall
Sep 28 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Sep 29 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
 
Check out more on CHON here:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/musicofchon
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/chonofficial
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CHONofficial
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chonofficial

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SKELETAL REMAINS Return to Europe This Summer!

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After releasing their much-acclaimed album “Devouring Mortality” in April 2018, LA death metallers SKELETAL REMAINS will be performing at several European festivals this summer, as well as supporting Hatebreed on selected shows.

The band comments: “After a great run across North America with Hatebreed, Obituary, Agnostic Front, Madball and Prong, we look forward to returning to Europe this summer for a killer festival run! We would also like to announce that we will be returning to tour North America in the fall with Revocation and Voivod! As you can see, this has been one of the busiest years ever for SKELETAL REMAINS, but we are already working on new material for the next album and plan to start recording at the end of the year. More info on that to come soon…stay tuned and see you on the road!“

SKELETAL REMAINS’ latest record “Devouring Mortality” features art by Dan Seagrave, and has been mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö. The album is still available on vinyl, CD and digitally: https://skeletalremains.lnk.to/DevouringMortality 

Check out the video for ‘Seismic Abyss’ HERE!

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SKELETAL REMAINS – Devouring Europe 2019
25.07 Tolmin (Slovenia) – Metaldays Festival
27.07 Steenwijk (The Netherlands) – Stonehenge Festival
28.07 Deinze (Belgium) – Elpee
31.07 Zurich (Switzerland) – Dynamo     
03.08 Helsinki (Finland) – Helsinki Deathfest / Pre-Party
06.08 Frankfurt (Germany) – Zoom Club + Voivod
08.08 Jaromer (Czech Replublic) – Brutal Assault Festival
10.08 Derby (UK) – Bloodstock Open Air
11.08 London (UK) – The Black Heart
12.08 Manchester (UK) – Rebellion

13.08 Paris (France) – Le Klub
14.08 Montpellier (France) – See You In The Pit Festival
17.08 Essen (Germany) – Turock Open Air         
20.08 Wien (Austria) – Arena + Hatebreed
21.08 München (Germany) – Backstage + Hatebreed
22.08 Magdeburg (Germany) – Factory + Hatebreed
23.08 Andernach (Germany) – Death Feast Open Air

More dates to be announced soon…

SKELETAL REMAINS are:
Chris Monroy – Vocals & Guitars
Adrian Obregon – Guitars
Edward Andrade – Drums
Adrius Marquez – Bass

SKELETAL REMAINS online:
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BUCKCHERRY Releases Music Video for ‘Right Now’

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BUCKCHERRY have released the third video from their album “Warpaint“. The track ‘Right Now’ is the official second single from the album, following their debut single ‘Bent’.

The MMA-themed video was filmed at the Affliction Training Centre in Seal Beach, California and was directed by Billy Jayne. The video follows various fighters throughout their training regimen and sparring sessions as they attempt to achieve notoriety in the highly competitive MMA universe. The link for the video is available HERE!

BUCKCHERRY return to the UK this November for a headline tour. Dates are listed below.

BUCKCHERRY UK TOUR DATES
Nov 1 – Buckley @ Tivoli 
Nov 2 – Southampton @ Engine Rooms 
Nov 3 – Reading @ Sub 89
Nov 5 – London @ Islington
Nov 6 – Huddersfield @ The Parish
Nov 8 – Great Yarmouth @ Hard Rock Hell
Nov 9 – Bilston @ Robin 2
Nov 10 – Cardiff @ Tramshed

Get “Warpaint” HERE!

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Watch DEMONS & WIZARDS Hansi  Kürsch & Jon Schaffer Present 2019’s Reissues Of Their First Two Albums

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DEMONS & WIZARDS have just completed the three warm-up shows kicking off their massive 2019 festival and touring schedule. Accompanied by live musicians Jake Dreyer (guitar), Marcus Siepen (bass), Frederik Ehmke (drums), and Joost van den Broek (keyboards), vocalist Hansi Kürsch and guitarist Jon Schaffer are excited by the great response after these first gigs:

 “Saarbrücken, Pratteln and Frankfurt, you have made us very, very happy. We are still overwhelmed by the massive feedback we received on stage over the last weekend. Thank you very much!”

This Friday, 07 June, reissues of the band’s first two albums will be in stores, and Jon Schaffer and Hansi Kürsch invite you to find out more about these releases in their personal unboxing clip.

“You have just discovered Demons & Wizards or want to renew your Demons & Wizards collection? Check out our re-releases to be in store on June 7. We were impressed ourselves when we saw all the beautiful stuff there is. Certainly a nice treat for everyone’s collection!,” saysHansi Kürsch

See Hansi Kürsch and Jon Schaffer talk about the 2019 Remasters of “Demons & Wizards” and “Touched By The Crimson King” here: https://youtu.be/ubycPsH8CMM 

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Order here: https://demonswizards.lnk.to/DWRemasterID 

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Next up on the DEMONS & WIZARDS live schedule are many high profile festivals including Sweden Rock, Wacken, Hellfest, Graspop and many more throughout the summer, followed by the group’s first North American tour ever in August and September. 

DEMONS & WIZARDS are back!

DEMONS & WIZARDS on Tour 2019

EUROPEAN DATES
June 8 – Sölvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
Jun 10 – Moscow, Russia – Izvestiya Hall
June 20 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell Festival 
June 21 – Clisson, France – Hellfest
June 22 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
June 28 – Dokkum, Netherlands – Dokk’em Open Air
June 29 – Kiel, Germany – Kieler Woche
June 30 – London, United Kingdom – Islington Assembly Hall
July 4 – Barcelona, Spain – Barcelona Rock Fest
July 6 – Chania, Greece – Chania Rock Festival
July 25 – Tolmin, Slovenia  – Metaldays
August 1-3 – Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air

AMERICAN & CANADIAN DATES
August 17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
August 20 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
August 21 – Vancouver, BC – The Commodore
August 22 – Portland, OR – Roseland
August 24 – Denver, CO – The Summit Theater
August 26 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
August 28 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
August 29 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
August 31 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
September 1 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
September 4 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
September 5 – New York, NY – The Playstation Theater
September 7 – Atlanta, GA – Progpower

DEMONS & WIZARDS have also uploaded some video clips showing them at work. Watch them here:
Studio Report 1: https://youtu.be/yxfe4wZglQM 
Studio Report 2: https://youtu.be/k0F48_wb9N0 
Studio Report 3: https://youtu.be/w1zh2BSwqTc 

DEMONS & WIZARDS are:
Hansi Kürsch – Vocals
Jon Schaffer – Guitars

DEMONS & WIZARDS online:
https://www.facebook.com/WizardsDemons 
https://www.instagram.com/demonsandwizardsofficial/   
https://demonsandwizardsmerch.com/ 

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FIRESPAWN Release New Single and Video ‘The Gallows End’

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Swedish Death Metal force FIRESPAWN have unleashed their new single ‘The Gallows End’, before their album “Abominate” drops on 07 June 2019 via Century Media Records.

Check out the impressive video HERE.

A. Impaler comments, “‘The Gallows End’ is the the opening track of the album and a lot different from the others, due to the drumming and bass intro but also in the dramaturgy of the structure of the song. This was the first song Matte was involved in the writing process so it’s obviously a different way of thinking considering how he plays on this song. We also did a new thing for this video, we asked Mathias (our video director) if he got a special vibe for any of the song to do a video of. He said that he absolutely wanted to do ‘The Gallows End’! So here you go. Enjoy!”

096f26ea-1e0d-4fe3-b18d-9b3dcf2bf53e.jpg “Abominate” is available in the following formats: Limited CD Digipak Gatefold black LP + CD, and LP-Booklet Digital album Gatefold transparent green LP + CD, and LP-Booklet Gatefold transparent orange LP + CD, and LP-Booklet As with “Shadow Realms” and “Reprobate”, the Swedes re-hired Italian painter Paolo Girardi (Power Trip, Artificial Brain) to realise the disturbing cover for “Abominate”. The simple themes of past covers return: the nameless Firespawn demon, the surrounding hordes, chaos, and lots of death. Girardi’s trademark style—as inspired by Caravaggio, Goya, and Guercino—using colours like burnt umber and antimony yellow are in full view on “Abominate”. 

FIRESPAWN is the incarnate abomination of LG Petrov (Entombed A.D.), Victor Brandt (Dimmu Borgir), Fredrik Folkare (Unleashed, ex-Necrophobic), A. Impaler (Necrophobic, Naglfar) and Matte Modin (ex-Dark Funeral).  
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FIRESPAWN is: 
LG Petrov – Vocals
Fredrik Folkare – Guitar 
Victor Brandt – Guitar
A. Impaler – Bass
Matte Modin – Drums 

FIRESPAWN online: 
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THE OFFERING Release Lyric Video for ‘Failure (S.O.S)’, Taken From Debut Album “HOME”

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Boston’s THE OFFERING are anything but orthodox. The high-flying quartet have a way of cleverly suffusing all their influences — from black and death to heavy and modern to thrash and power to nü and hardcore — into their story-like songs. Over time (and across many refinement sessions), THE OFFERING have developed their all-in dynamic into a signature sound. Today marks the release of the first song taken from their debut album, “HOME”, which is set for a worldwide release on 02 August 2019.

You can check out ‘Failure (S.O.S)’ and the matching lyric video here: https://youtu.be/YkSbk1jYdD8

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The mystical artwork is based on a piece by Dawid Planeta, that fits the meaning of “HOME” perfectly. 

“HOME’s about feeling small, inconsequential, forgotten, wasted, and questioning how you fit in,” says vocalist Alexander Richichi. “My attempt is to see if anyone feels the same anymore. Or am I the only one? And if I’m not, where did everyone go? Lyrically, in this band, no word has one meaning—including HOME. Home, the word, is meant to be a haven, but instead it’s often the root of our traumas. We try not to think about what home we’re born into and how it’s tied to our fate, and how we are ultimately a reflection of our home, our upbringing. It shows us our limitations, how we interpret ‘safety.’ I would like this album to be a ‘home’ that houses people of the same mind, those who can find it as a type of refuge, especially in 2019 where so many of these emotions aren’t accessible to be openly talked about with loved ones. HOME is meant to show that you’re not alone.”

When it comes to their music, THE OFFERING’s focus is made clear; to rise above genre and to focus on the only thing that matters for metal in this era: evolution.

Nishad George (guitars) on the band’s growth while working on “HOME”: “I wanted everyone to spread their wings and be the musicians they always wanted to be and to help each other see that through with complementing parts.  I wanted the band to feel like one giant instrument, where we changed lanes at a hundred miles an hour with no crashes.”

THE OFFERING partly tracked “HOME” at Carriage House Studios in Stamford CT, a place where diverse pop, rock and metal artists recorded influential albums including Pantera, Fates Warning, Overkill, Deftones, BoySetsFire or Sugar. “HOME” was then mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, Opeth, Arch Enemy, Bring Me The Horizon, Architects and many more).

Speaking about “HOME”, Fredrik Nordström says, “This is the most crazy and insane music I ever worked with, I love it!” 

First preoders are already up: https://theoffering.lnk.to/HOME

In the past, the foursome have warmed crowds for diverse acts such as Primal Fear, Rhapsody of Fire, Prong, Genitorturers, 36 Crazyfists, and have been a fan-favorite at the main stage of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival.

THE OFFERING are:
Steve Finn – Drums
Spencer Metela – Bass
Alexander Richichi – Vocals
Nishad George – Guitar

THE OFFERING online:
https://www.facebook.com/theofferingmusic
https://www.theofferingmusic.com/
https://www.instagram.com/theofferingbandofficial/

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DEMONS & WIZARDS Release Lyric Video for ‘The Gunslinger’; Play First Show In Almost Two Decades

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DEMONS & WIZARDS will be playing their first show in nineteen years today as a warm-up for their massive 2019 festival and touring schedule. Taking place at German city Saarbruecken, this will be the first chance to witness the group fronted by Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian) and Jon Schaffer (Iced Earth) with the recently live-line up featuring Jake Dreyer (Iced Earth, Witherfall) on guitar, Blind Guardian members Marcus Siepen and Frederik Ehmke on bass and drums, as well as keyboardist Joost van den Broek. 

One song the group will certainly play at this gig is ‘The Gunslinger’, which can now be enjoyed in its 2019 remastered version. Watch the lyric video created by Scott Rudd (www.srfilm.co.uk) here: https://youtu.be/2FDEcZ5ETA8   

On 07 June 72019, the two highly acclaimed albums “Demons & Wizards” (2000) and “Touched by the Crimson King” (2005) are going to be released physically again. Order your copies below:

https://demonswizards.lnk.to/DWRemasterID 
https://demonswizards.lnk.to/TBTCKRemasterID 

DEMONS & WIZARDS on Tour 2019

EUROPEAN DATES
May 31 – Saarbrücken, Germany – Garage 
June 1 – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7 
June 2 – Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp
June 8 – Sölvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
Jun 10 – Moscow, Russia – Izvestiya Hall
June 20 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell Festival 
June 21 – Clisson, France – Hellfest
June 22 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
June 28 – Dokkum, Netherlands – Dokk’em Open Air
June 29 – Kiel, Germany – Kieler Woche
June 30 – London, United Kingdom – Islington Assembly Hall
July 4 – Barcelona, Spain – Barcelona Rock Fest
July 6 – Chania, Greece – Chania Rock Festival
July 25 – Tolmin, Slovenia  – Metaldays
August 1-3 – Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air

DEMONS & WIZARDS recently uploaded some video clips showing them at work. You can watch them below:
Studio Report 1: https://youtu.be/yxfe4wZglQM 
Studio Report 2: https://youtu.be/k0F48_wb9N0 
Studio Report 3: https://youtu.be/w1zh2BSwqTc 

DEMONS & WIZARDS are:
Hansi Kürsch – Vocals
Jon Schaffer – Guitars

DEMONS & WIZARDS online:
https://www.facebook.com/WizardsDemons 
https://www.instagram.com/demonsandwizardsofficial/   
https://demonsandwizardsmerch.com/  

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