After touring for a year and a half throughout almost every corner of the world and leaving fans of all nationalities breathless, the time has come for NIGHTWISH to immortalize their »Endless Forms Most Beautiful« tour on DVD. Therefore, the symphonic metal visionaries are set to release their new live milestone »Vehicle Of Spirit« on November 4th, featuring not only two full concerts, but also plenty of bonus material.
"The title »Vehicle Of Spirit« came from a friend of Troy's, who after seeing our show a few years ago defined NIGHTWISH as 'A vehicle of spirit that defies category'. That beautiful description has followed us ever since, and felt like a perfect match as the DVD title," states keyboardist and songwriter Tuomas Holopainen.
Sold out arenas and spectacular shows with never before seen pyro effects, wind machines, video screens and of course NIGHTWISH's incomparable melodies are the elements that made their latest tour so unique. Special highlights for the band have been two particular shows though: The one in London, where they not only played their hymns such as 'Йlan' and the majestic 'The Greatest Show On Earth' to more than 12.000 fans, but also welcomed the world famous scientist Richard Dawkins live on stage with them. Richard Dawkinsґ works had a massive impact on the thematical orientation of their latest studio album ”Endless Forms Most Beautiful”. Finland's Tampere show however was a home run for the band and never before NIGHTWISH had such an immense stage production with them:
"I would say the main part of the DVD are those two shows, both Wembley and Tampere. Wembley is mentioned first due to its recognizability and legendary status. I remember the show being very special, both a goal achieved, and a starting point. The crowd was heartwarming. The presence of Richard Dawkins on stage was just mind-blowing. The overall experience was a once-in-a-lifetime thrill ride! The show in Ratina Stadion, Tampere, was a home crowd specialty (for 4/6th of the band) with the biggest stage production we've ever had. A lovely atmosphere throughout the concert, with many same faces in the front row as there were 15 years ago. Heartfelt."
When it comes to the fine artwork of the DVD, NIGHTWISH decided to walk different paths this time and come up with a little alternative idea, as Tuomas explains:
"We didn`t want to include a traditional band shot for the cover, as on the previous DVD release »Showtime, Storytime«. So we started brainstorming on different options and the idea of a classic silent movie era Hollywood visuals quickly came up. With those classic slogans the cover has a little tongue-in-cheek-touch to it, but it's still classy and eye catching in its simplicity and originality."
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ANCIIENTS are now presenting the first smoking hot track from their highly anticipated new album 'Voice of the Void'. The Canadian heavy rockers will release this follow-up to their acclaimed debut full-length 'Heart of Oak' (2013) on October 14.
Guitarist and vocalist Kenneth "Kenny" Paul Cook comments on behalf of the band: "The new ANCIIENTS record is titled 'Voice of the Void' and somewhat of a step in a new direction lyrically and musically. I think, it still has the sound we developed on 'Heart of Oak', but the riffs are a lot heavier at times and the lyrics are far more cynical and dark. With all of the chaos happening on this planet as of late it seems as though things will get worse before they get better, and that kind of embodies the theme of this album as a whole. Jessie Gander did a great job capturing the music and his production far surpassed our expectations. The first new song out, 'Following the Voice' is about struggles with inner demons that many people face. Knowing what the right thing to do is, but not listening to your conscience and choosing the path that is best for yourself, but harms others in process. It is about following the evil voice in your head as opposed to the voice of reason."
'Voice of the Void' was produced under the direction of Jesse Gander at Rain City Recordings in the bands' hometown of Vancouver, Canada. Artwork and track-list are now revealed below.
1. Following the Voice 2. Buried in Sand 3. Worshipper 4. Pentacle 5. Descending 6. Ibex Eye 7. My Home, My Gallows 8. Serpents 9. Incantations
Polish band Guitar Force and Finnish record label Inverse Records have inked a deal. The new album "Different Universe" is released September 16th 2016.
Guitar Force was founded in 2007 by Marcin Habaj – a guitarist, a composer and lyrics author. It consists of 5 young people from south – eastern Poland and music style oscillates around hard rock and heavy metal.
Album track list:
1. To the End Of The World With Ronin 2. Tribute 3. Punishment 4. Nurt 5. At The Crossroads 6. Magical Power 7. Without Names 8. Forever 9. Another World 10. White Lady
Announcing the Max & Iggor CavaleraRETURN TO ROOTS tour - celebrating the 20th anniversary of the legendary album Roots - to be played in its entirety each night! The North American tour, which kicks off in Las Vegas on September 12, will feature direct support on select dates from The Black Dahlia Murder and Combichrist, with additional support from Allegaeon, All Hail The Yeti and Oni.
Max & Iggor Cavalera will perform their set with their Cavalera Conspiracy brothers, guitarist Marc Rizzo and bassist Johny Chow.
Tickets are on-sale beginning today and can be purchased via each individual venue. Visit your local RETURN TO ROOTS tour venue's website for more information, or check back to www.maxandiggorreturntoroots.com for updated ticket links as they become available.
In addition, very special Meet & Greet passes can be purchased at Max & Iggor Cavalera's merch booth each night. Fans will be given the opportunity to take a photo with Max & Iggor, and they will each sign a Roots CD, cassette or vinyl. This applies to only the Roots album and one autograph and one photo will be permitted per person. Don't miss this unique opportunity to have your Roots album signed by the men behind the music.
"Metalheads! It's time," declares Max Cavalera. "20 years ago, we released the Roots album and changed the face of metal forever. Now, we're returning to "the roots" to show everybody the magic and inspiration of the Roots live experience! You cannot miss this RETURN TO ROOTS 2016!"
Iggor Cavalera adds, "I am very proud to play Roots again, to reaffirm that after 20 years, it still moves people! We hit the stage again with Roots to destroy everywhere we pass by!"
Max & Iggor Cavalera are the original founding members of influential RIAA Gold-Certified Brazilian heavy metal legends Sepultura, and specifically the team behind the band's early albums, including seminal releases Arise, Chaos A.D. and Roots. Since the band's formation over 30 years ago, the Cavalera brothers have each seen unparalleled successes in the music industry. Max's more recent work with Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy (also featuring Iggor) and Killer Be Killed, in addition to Iggor's project MIXHELL, proves the lasting power of the Cavalera legacy.
Later this year, Warner Music will release a special vinyl edition of Roots, in addition to a CD/vinyl box set of classic Sepultura records, with more surprises in store. Stay tuned for a full announcement on the new editions, coming soon.
***Show line-ups vary per date - see below for the full tour routing with openers.
2016 Return to Roots Tour Dates: 9/12/2016 Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon 9/13/2016 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon 9/15/2016 Nashville, TN @ Exit / In w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon 9/16/2016 Louisville, KY @ Diamond Concert Hall w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon 9/17/2016 Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon 9/18/2016 Philadelphia, PA @ Rock Allegiance Festival (line-up) 9/19/2016 Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon 9/20/2016 Athens, GA @ Georgia Theater w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon 9/22/2016 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom w/ Combichrist, Allegaeon 9/23/2016 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey w/ Support TBA 9/24/2016 Houston, TX @ Houston Open Air Festival (line-up) 9/25/2016 New Orleans, LA @ Southport Music Hall w/ All Hail The Yeti 9/30/2016 Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni 10/1/2016 St Petersburg, FL @ State Theater w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni 10/2/2016 Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni 10/6/2016 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni 10/7/2016 Detroit, MI @ Harpos w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni 10/8/2016 Dayton, OH @ Oddbodys w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni 10/9/2016 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni 10/10/2016 Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Allegaeon, Oni 10/11/2016 Toronto, ON @ Opera House w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Allegaeon, Oni 10/12/2016 Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Allegaeon, Oni 10/14/2016 Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Theatre w/ Allegaeon, Oni 10/15/2016 Worcester, MA @ Rock N Shock Festival w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni 10/16/2016 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni 10/17/2016 Sauget, IL @ Pop's w/ Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni 10/20/2016 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent w/ All Hail The Yeti, Oni 10/21/2016 Tempe, AZ @ Club Red / D-Low FEST w/ Soulfly, Incite, Lody Kong, Oni 10/23/2016 Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival (line-up)
New track of grindcore band TRAP THEM "Hellionaires" can be streamed in the clip below. The song will be included in the new album of the band "Feral Crown", coming out September 23 on Prosthetic records.
New video of the Italian doom metal band THE FORESHADOWING for the song "Nimrod (I - The Eerie Tower)" from the album "Seven Heads Ten Horns" can be seen below. Fourth album, released April 22, on Cyclone Empire.
Psychedelic doom rockers, MOTOROWL, have launched a static video of the title track off their upcoming debut album “Om Generator”!
Created with pure passion and incredible, mature song-writing skills, the band's debut, “Om Generator”, was co-produced by Fabian Hildebrandt (of label mates DESERTED FEAR) and the mighty Dan Swanц took over mix and mastering duties.
Dan Swanц: "Amazing mixture of stoner and 70's hard rock executed with finesse. I had an amazing time mixing their songs, that always seemed to take a turn towards the unexpected."
Fabian Hildebrandt: “It does say something, when a band goes from a rancid rehearsal room in Gera straight away to touring with Bombus, and even manages to convince a label as renowned as Century Media. I still remember vividly, how they asked me to record their album. Initially, I was rather critical, but after I saw them live I immediately knew that I HAD TO. Stunning… extremely young, no idea about nothing, yet insanely talented! Motorowl are a true rock band and I am curious to see, where the future journey of Daniel, Martin, Max, Tim and Vinz will take them.”
“Om Generator” will be released worldwide through Century Media Records on August 26th, 2016. As of now all physical formats can be pre-ordered at: smarturl.it/OmGenCMDISTRO
The release date of the new GUNS OF GLORY album „Strafing Run“ on CD is September 9th, 2016.
Already the debut album „On The Way To Sin City“ from 2013, also released through Pure Rock Records, showed up, that the Finnish Hard Rock Band GUNS OF GLORY are hungry newcomers, who internalised the spirit of acts such as Nashville Pussy, AC/DC, Krokus and Rose Tattoo.
Now the four Finnish guys are proud to present their second work (album 2016) and prove that traditional, asskickin‘ Rock’n’Roll didn’t lose anything of its elemental force. With a drunken, smoky voice, bluesy, yet rockin‘ guitars and an always youthful dash, they are rockin‘ through twelve mostly solid and short tunes, that the sweat is dripping from the roof.
That’s Rock’n’Roll, baby!
1. Running from you 2. One you need 3. Devil in me 4. Don't you know 5. Days in the chain gang 6. Till we die 7. Move aside 8. Bad boy reputation 9. Keep your jack 10. I don't get it 11. Avenger 12. Lay down
Live album of DIRKSCHNEIDER (project, in which the band performs songs of Accept), recorded during the tour "Back To The Roots", will be released on October 28 via AFM Records. The sale will be a double digipack edition, as well as a three-disc Deluxe edition vinyl in four color options (black, gold, silver and transparent).
The material for the album "Live - Back To The Roots" was recorded at a sold-out concert in the club "Kaminwerk" in the city of Memmingen, Germany April 2, 2016 and contains the following songs:
01. Intro 02. Starlight 03. Living For Tonite 04. Flash Rockin‘ Man 05. London Leatherboys 06. Midnight Mover 07. Breaker 08. Head Over Heels 09. Neon Nights 10. Princess Of The Dawn 11. Winterdreams 12. Restless And Wild 13. Son Of A Bitch 14. Up To The Limit 15. Wrong Is Right 16. Midnight Highway 17. Screaming For A Love-Bite 18. Monsterman 19. T.V. War 20. Losers And Winners 21. Metal Heart 22. I’m A Rebel 23. Fast As A Shark 24. Balls To The Wall 25. Burning
Also DVD/Blu-Ray edition is on the way. Details will follow.
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