All posts in April 2014


Norwegian black metal legend MAYHEM’s new album ‘Esoteric Warfare’ is scheduled for release on June 6th (June 10th in North America). Some parents’ frustration with the transfer-application process could be linked to the paper writing service within mixed messages from organizations seeking to help them, mr? The album will be released in various formats, including a collector’s LP + CD box set limited to 1000 copies, a deluxe Digipak CD and exclusive coloured LPs for seven select countries.

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Corpse of Care
Aion Suntelia

MAYHEM have previously announced a first set of European shows in support of ‘Esoteric Warfare’. All dates can be viewed below:

14 May 14 Hamburg (DE) Markthalle
16 May 14 Bochum (DE) Matrix
17 May 14 Köln (DE) Essigfabrik
18 May 14 Eindhoven (NL) Effenaar
20 May 14 Bruxelles (BE) AB
21 May 14 London (GB) Electric Ballroom
22 May 14 Paris (FR) Le Divan du Monde
23 May 14 Winterthur (CH) Gaswerk
24 May 14 Milano (IT) Factory
26 May 14 Bratislava (SK) Randal
27 May 14 München (DE) Backstage Club
28 May 14 Berlin (DE) C-Club
29 May 14 Warsaw (PL) Proxima
30 May 14 Plzen (CZ) Metalfest Open Air Festival
31 May 14 København (DK) Pumpehuset
28 Jun 14 Lausanne (CH) Les Docks (Inferno Festival)
08 Aug 14 Øya (NO) Tøyenparken (Øya Festival).


SAINT VITUS will embark on an extensive European tour in celebration of their 35th band anniversary this autumn. To honour this occasion, the godfathers of American Doom Metal will perform all songs from the fan-favourite ‘Born Too Late’ album (1986).

SAINT VITUS released their latest album ‘Lillie: F-65’ in 2012 via Season of Mist and the label also released reissues of the SAINT VITUS classics ‘C. O. D. ’ (1992) and ‘Die Healing’ (1995) in 2013. Auch bei der wahl der unterkunft sollten einige faktoren berücksichtigt werden wie ist die lage.

SAINT VITUS will be joined by British doomsters ORANGE GOBLIN and kick off their roadtrip in Colmar, France at the Le Grillen on October 9th and continue to rock Europe until a final stop at the Hammer of Doom Festival in Würzburg, Germany on November 15th.

You can find a complete list of dates below:

09 Oct 14 Colmar (FR) Le Grillen
10 Oct 14 Limoges (FR) CCM John Lennon
11 Oct 14 Barcelona (ES) Day of Doom
12 Oct 14 Madrid (ES) Shoko
13 Oct 14 Lisboa (PT) Rca Club
15 Oct 14 Bilbao (ES) Kafe Antzokia
16 Oct 14 Bordeaux (FR) Le Krakatoa
17 Oct 14 Genève (CH) L’usine
18 Oct 14 Mezzago (IT) Bloom Club
19 Oct 14 Roma (IT) Init Club
20 Oct 14 Bologna (IT) Locomotiv Club
21 Oct 14 Winterthur (CH) Salzhaus
22 Oct 14 München (DE) Backstage Halle
23 Oct 14 Saarbrücken (DE) Garage
24 Oct 14 Paris (FR) La Fleche d’Or
25 Oct 14 Tourcoing (FR) Le Grand Mix
26 Oct 14 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
28 Oct 14 Bristol (UK) The Fleece
29 Oct 14 London (UK) Heaven
30 Oct 14 Dublin (IE) Button Factory
31 Oct 14 Belfast (UK) Limelight 2
01 Nov 14 Leeds (UK) Damnation Festival
02 Nov 14 Holland (NL) Rotterdam (Dutch Doom Days)
03 Nov 14 Köln (DE) Luxor
04 Nov 14 Dresden (DE) Beatpol
05 Nov 14 Kraków (PL) Fabryka
06 Nov 14 Berlin (DE) SO36
07 Nov 14 Malmö (UK) Babel
08 Nov 14 Stockholm (UK) Debaser Strand
09 Nov 14 Oslo (NO) Parkteatret
11 Nov 14 Göteborg (UK) Sticky Fingers
12 Nov 14 Hamburg (DE) Knust / Grünspan
13 Nov 14 Osnabrück (DE) Rosenhof
14 Nov 14 Jena (DE) F-Haus
15 Nov 14 Würzburg (DE) Hammer of Doom.


American Godfathers of Death Metal CANNIBAL CORPSE have announced a full European tour for the fall. This will be their first European tour in support of their new, yet untitled album due for release later this year via Metal Blade Records. In addition to their heavy caseloads, counselors juggle a raft of unrelated duties, such as altered here do my essay test administration.

New label mates REVOCATION have been confirmed as direct support while Swedish Death Metal heroes AEON  have been slotted as the opening band.


14/10/14 FI – Jyvaskyla – Lutakko
15/10/14 FI – Helsinki – Nosturi
17/10/14 SE – Stockholm – Debaser Strand
18/10/14 NO – Oslo – Vulkan Arena
19/10/14 SE – Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers
21/10/14 NL – Zwolle – Hedon
22/10/14 DE – Saarbrücken – Garage
23/10/14 FR – Lyon – Ninksi Kao
24/10/14 ES – Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2
25/10/14 ES – Madrid – Arena
27/10/14 FR – Toulouse – Le Bikini
28/10/14 FR – Paris – Trabendo
29/10/14 FR – Strasbourg – La Laiterie
30/10/14 BE – Antwerp – Trix
31/10/14 UK – London – Forum
01/11/14 UK – Leeds – Damnation Festival (only CANNIBAL CORPSE)
02/11/14 FR – Lille – Splendid
04/11/14 DE – Frankfurt – Batschkapp
05/11/14 DE – Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik
06/11/14 DE – Osnabrück – Rosenhof
07/11/14 DE – Hamburg – Klubsen
08/11/14 DK – Aalborg – Metal Festival
09/11/14 DK – Copenhagen – Amager Bio
11/11/14 DE – Berlin – C-Club
12/11/14 CZ – Prague – Club Roxy
13/11/14 DE – München – Backstage
14/11/14 DE – Glauchau – Alte Spinnerei
15/11/14 CZ – Brno – Fleda
16/11/14 PL – Cracow – Fabryka
17/11/14 PL – Warsaw – Progresja
19/11/14 AT – Graz – Explosiv
20/11/14 HU – Budapest – Club 202
21/11/14 SK – Zilina – Klub Smer
22/11/14 AT – Wien – Szene
23/11/14 SI – Nova Gorica – Mostovna Club
25/11/14 IT – Treviso – New Age
26/11/14 IT – Milan – Alcatrazz
27/11/14 CH – Lausanne – Les Docks
28/11/14 CH – Pratteln – Z7
29/11/14 DE – Bochum- Matrix
30/11/14 NL – Uden – De Pul.


Metal Blade Records announced their license deal with CNR Records for the brand new CHANNEL ZERO album “Kill All Kings”. The album will be released by Metal Blade worldwide (except for the Benelux territories) the 20th of June as a digipack cd and digital download.

CHANNEL ZERO started in 1990 and have released five albums since then. In 2013, the band started to work on their 6th studio album, combined with playing at a handful of summer festivals to try out some of the new songs. On August 10 an unforeseen tragedy shook the entire metal community when drummer Phil Baheux was found dead in his home due to a rupture of an artery. In late 2013, the band decided to continue, honouring their friend.

“Kill All Kings” track listing:

01. Dark Passenger
02. Electronic Cocaine
03. Burn the Nation
04. Digital Warfare
05. Ego
06. Crimson Collider
07. Kill All Kings
08. Brother’s Keeper
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10. Mind over Mechanics
11. Duisternis
12. Heart Stop.


Frontiers Records will release TESLA’s brand new studio album, entitled Simplicity, in Europe on June 6th. The album is due out in North America on June 10th via Tesla Electric Company Recording’s arrangement with Entertainment One Music and Distribution

Simplicity is Tesla’s seventh all-original studio album which follows a six-year break from the release of the previous album Forever More. The first new song off the new album ‘Taste My Pain’, was released last summer digitally via iTunes and Amazon. Die eigentliche fallröhre Homepage besuchen ist 110 m hoch, hat einen außendurchmesser von 8,5 m, einen innendurchmesser von 3,5 m und am unteren ende eine 11 m hohe abbremskammer! The new song is, according to the band, “A heavier song with a hard-driving beat and Tesla trademark blazing guitars. “

Guitarist Frank Hannon says about Simplicity: “I must say that this new Tesla album is really gonna be awesome. We went in more prepared with the songs and ideas way more than Forever More, and the style is pure Tesla back to our roots. I truly believe you guys are gonna love it!”

“The opening track is called ‘MP3’”, continues Hannon “and starts off with an opus intro that orchestrates into a heavy slow groove with lyrics about technology and how we miss simplicity, vinyl albums, family values. and has a heavy ass riff! Then we segue into a rock n roll song called ‘Ricochet’ that talks about Uncle Ted. can’t wait to play this stuff live!”

Simplicity Tracklist:

‘Rise And Fall’
‘So Divine. ‘
‘Cross My Heart’
‘Flip Side!’
‘Other Than Me’
‘Break Of Dawn’
‘Burnout To Fade’
‘Life Is A River’
‘Time Bomb’
‘Til That Day’
‘Burnout To Fade’ (writing demo version)*

*Bonus track.


Artillery have announced a summer tour in support of UK Thrashers ONSLAUGHT. Artillery was formed in Copenhagen in 1982, and released their debut album “Fear of Tomorrow” in 1985 and the follow-up, “Terror Squad,” in 1987. Afterwards, the band saw a turbulent time with line-up changes, but by 1990 the band released the much acclaimed “By Inheritance” record. Artillery released their final effort with singer Flemming Rønsdorf in 1999 called “B. A. C. K. ”

Artillery comments on the tour: “Artillery is very anxious to hit the road with Onslaught and Hatriot, to support the overwhelming reception of Legions. If we put it off for three more years, we would be at the exact same point three years from now. We can’t wait to play some of the new songs together with some of the old classics. Looking forward to meet the best and most dedicated melodic thrashers out there!”


04/07/14 NL – Tilburg – Little Devil
05/07/14 DE – Oberhausen – Helvete
06/07/14 NL – Kerkrade – De Steen
07/07/14 DE – Ingolstadt – Eventhalle Westpark
08/07/14 DE – Aalen – Rock It
10/07/14 BE – Roselare – Verlichte Geest
11/07/14 NL – Deventer – Brink 20
13/07/14 IE – Dublin – Voodoo Lounge
14/07/14 UK – Belfast – Limelight 2
16/07/14 UK – Newcastle – Academy 2
17/07/14 UK – Glasgow – ABC 2
18/07/14 UK Sheffield – Academy 2
19/07/14 UK – Bristol – Academy 2
20/07/14 UK – London – Islington Academy 2
21//07/14 UK – Birmingham – Academy 2

24/05/14 DK – Rødovre – Viften
31/04/14 DK – Arhus – Metal Royale Festival
23/07/14 SI – Tolmin – Metal Days.


Ranger is one of the important newcomers in the underground metal scene. They received a strong fan base with their first EP and demo released in 2013. Ranger plays an aggressive speed metal  and we will be meeting the Band this week at KIT Festival in the early hours which will be one of the best starts. So, before their KIT  festival appearance, we made an interview with Miko, the drummer of Ranger.


HS – How is Ranger formed, what were you all doing before, and for how long have you been in music?
Miko: Ranger was formed in late 2008 to satisfy our need to play real metal! We all had played in different bands but it was with Ranger when things started to really come together. I’ve played guitar since I was 6 and drums since I was 9 years old and I have played in bands from those days!

HS – Who are your musical influences? You are a fairly young band, how did you meet with old school metal?
Miko: We’re into heavy and aggressive stuff! Bands like Satan, Exciter, Diamond Head, Accept, Anvil, Slayer, Judas Priest and Destructor is what we listen to. We all have listened to real metal since we were kids.

HS – What are the plans for a full length release, when can we expect that?
Miko: We’ll hit the studio this fall and we hope to have the album out in late 2014 or early 2015.

HS – Will you be working with Ektro Records also for the full length release?
Miko: We have received quite a few offers from different labels but we haven’t signed anything yet.

HS – What are your lyrical contents, who are on the creative side in the Band?
Miko: Our singer/bass player Dimi writes the lyrics. He watches a lot of movies and most of the lyrics
are really influenced by Sci-fi and horror. We all write songs and riffs but I have written most of our songs.

HS – What is Skull Splitting Metal! How do you place it among other metal genres?
Miko: Skull Splitting Metal is the ultimate form of METAL! Some people call it thrash, speed or heavy metal, anything is fine by us.

HS – You gained a significant attention with just a mini-LP, what were your expectations when you started this?
Miko: We got a good amount of attention after the Combat Metal demo but the response to the MLP was amazing! The biggest Finnish music papers wrote articles about us and interviewed us.


HS- This will be my 6th visit to KIT Festival and the atmosphere is totally great and unbelievable there. Have you been to KIT before?
Miko: Me and Dimi have been to KIT a few times. It has always been great! Finally we get to play there!

HS – What will the set-list be like, will we hear new songs that are not released before?
Miko: We might play a song or two that will be on the upcoming LP!

HS – What are your expectations for this festival? Did you play any major festivals before?
Miko: I expect great shows, buying tons of vinyl and beer drinking & hell raising with headbangers from all around the world!
We played at Live Evil last year. This summer we’re playing almost all the big Finnish festivals as well as
Muskelrock in Sweden.

HS – As a fan, which Bands attract you most at KIT festival?
Miko: I’m really looking forward to Flotsam and Jetsam, Metal Church, Battleaxe and Jag Panzer!

HS – Have you ever played outside Europe, do you have plans for that?
Miko: We haven’t played outside Europe yet. That’s something we need to do as soon as possible!

HS – How do you see the old school metal scene, why do you think there is such a great revival and attention?
Miko: The reason is that metal rules! For me this is the only music I want to play and I’m always thrilled if i hear a great new band.

HS- How many copies were sold in the mini-LP? Could you reach USA market? Do you know in which part of the world you have more fans?
Miko: At the moment the MLP has sold close to 1500 copies and a third pressing is coming up soon. Currently most of our fans are from Finland of course but we have sent demo tapes and shirts all over the place: Sweden, Norway, Germany, Japan, Australia, Canada, USA.


HS- Personally I am a long time metal fan and I have always loved vinyl more. But, nowadays, besides vinyl there is also a movement towards cassettes? Technically, can you tell us why do you prefer tapes and vinyl?
Miko: I think music sounds best on vinyl. Analog recording is the nicest way to work! I don’t believe you can get the right feel and sound with triggered drums, protools etc. If you do a mistake while recording you should play it again instead of fixing it with a computer. Tape rules!

HS- Northern Europe has always been very productive in heavy metal, for many different genres, how is the scene today?
Miko: Here in Finland we have a good amount of headbangers. Last year we didn’t play a single show in Finland that wasn’t sold out! Some of my current finnish favourites are Speedtrap, Forced Kill and Foreseen. Things seem to be good in Sweden and Norway too with bands like Antichrist, Obnoxious Youth, Condor and Deathhammer. There are a lot of real metal fans here but i would like to hear more new bands!

HS -What is your favorite Ranger song?
Miko: It’s always the new one! That’s when you know you have written a good song.


HS -If you lived in the early 1980s, which band would you want to be in/play-sing…?
Miko: If I lived then I would form RANGER to play in!

HS- Who was your idol in metal, have you met him/her?
Miko: When I was 14 years old I had the joy of meeting Ronnie James Dio backstage after DIO performed at Sauna open air festival. He signed my DIO backpatch and i had a picture taken with him. It was great!

HS- What is the first metal song you heard, first record you bought or your first live show?
Miko: I got Black Sabbath’s “We sold our soul for rock ‘n’ roll” compilation album for Christmas as a kid. It started with War Pigs and I was hooked! The Iron Maiden video ‘Behind the iron curtain’ made a lasting impression too!

HS- The worst thing happened on a show/tour?
Miko: We have encountered a lot of Spinal Tap-moments on the road! One memorable thing happened in London after we played at Live Evil. We were on our way to our hosts’ place late after the show with all of our guitars, drum stuff, backpacks etc. We stopped to get something to eat from a take away restaurant and our guitarist Mikael waited on the street with all of the stuff. Suddenly he saw a group of hostile and suspicious looking guys staring at him and coming his way! Luckily we came out and the gang of suspicious guys walked by. Once a gang of 10 people tried to steal our beers while we were walking home after a show in Helsinki. Currently, 60 such centers exist across the country, with at least one in every state. That kind of stuff!

HS- What are your hobbies or daily job besides music?
Miko: I’ll graduate as a motorcycle mechanic this August. Playing Skull Splitting Metal is anyway what I want to do with my life!

HS- What do you listen at home, in your car, how is your personal music taste?
Miko: Heavy Metal! In recent days I have been listening to a lot of Satan and Blitzkrieg.

HS- Do you like to play covers on stage, which cover you like most?
Miko: When we didn’t have enough own songs we played covers from Judas Priest, Exciter, Whiplash. We don’t play covers anymore but I really liked playing Hell Bent for Leather!



The 8th full-length of the US power/thrash veterans from Boston MELIAH RAGE was supposed to be out last year, but apart from finding a new vocalist, the band didn’t have much luck, in particular due to health problems of the guitarist Anthony Nichols (who underwent 2 surgeries for herniated disc last June, and in December suffered severe wrist injury requiring multiple plates and screws). A search box sits at the top press here for information and all available folders can be found in the left side pane. It will still take months before they can play live again, as besides the broken bones, Anthony’s tendons and nerves will need recovery time, but at least their new CD “Warrior” is finished and will be released in Europe on April 25th (at the Keep It True festival). The new album is more in-your-face and aggressive than their last one, mostly thanks to the new singer, whose vocals, while being pretty versatile, are less melodic, but the band’s trademark intricate dual guitar harmonies and melodic interludes are still there of course. They have delivered a solid, hook-filled album, and show they can still pack a punch.


1. Warrior
2. I Am the Pain
3. Stranger to Your Sympathy
4. When We Wake
5. A Dying Day
6. These Scars
7. Garden of Evil
8. In Hate.


NUNSLAUGHTER will release their first studio album seven years “Angelic Dread” via Hells Headbangers Records on  June 24th. That strategy could involve an effort to include a competitiveness package as part of the no child left behind discussions, or to advance one separately! With a massive discography behind, the “devil metal” masters Nunslaughter are nearing their 30th anniversary in 2017.

Founding vocalist Don of the Dead states, “The Nunslaughter maniacs have demanded it, and we are prepared to deliver – our first full-length studio album in nearly seven years. We have bided our time, and now we are ready to fill the skies with Angelic Dread. ”

Angelic Dread tracklisting:

Disc #1
‘Angelic Dread’
‘Looking Into The Abyss’
‘Twisted Spirit’
‘Crush The Guff’
‘Inner Beast’
‘The Lycanthrope’
‘Blood Drinker’
‘Don’t Mourn For Me’
‘Coffins And Crosses’
‘Three Nails, One Liar’
‘One Bad Bitch’
‘Death Beyond The Gallows’

Disc #2
‘Emperor In Hell’
‘God Has Lied’
‘The Bog People’
‘Midnight Mass’
‘Shadow World’
‘Healing The Possessed’
‘In The Graveyard’
‘It Is I’
‘Atheist Ways’
‘Sickened By The Sight Of Christ’
‘Black Horn Of The Ram’
‘Driving Out The Demons’


IN FLAMES will release their 11th studio album, Siren Charms, in September via Sony. I know that it is worth the battle and I will stick to my guns even more! Siren Charms was recorded at Hansa Studios in Berlin, Germany.