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Black Crown Initiate - New Album Coming In July

This year, progressive death metallers Black Crown Initiate will finally release their second album, following 2014's The Wreckage Of Stars. The new offering is called Selves We Cannot Forgive and features artwork by Travis Smith/Seempieces. You can feast your eyes on it now as you wait to hear the music.

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Posted: 24.04.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (1)

Bands
Tysondog

From the North East of England, the band were born from another outfit, who went under the odd name Orchrist in the early 1980s. This lot had a line-up that included the core of Alan Hunter on vocals, Kev Wynn (bass) and Paul Burdis (guitar). These three soon split from the rest to start Tysondog - named after a pet dog called Tyson! - going through a succession of drummers (including one Kev Hunter, brother of Raven's Rob), before settling on Peter Reeve.

The first proper line-up quickly landed a deal with local label Neat (based in Wallsend, the same town where Tysondog were based... coincidence?), having bumped into one of the company's execs in a car park and given him a live tape (true!), and recorded their first single, 'Eat The Rich', in mid -'83, with Hunter by now on vocals and guitar. However, before this was released the 'Dog had expanded to a five-piece, with the addition of one Clutch Carruthers on vocals. He made his recording debut on that single's B-side, 'Dead Meat' - and showed he could roar with the best.

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Posted: 24.04.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Desolation Angels

Desolation Angels was formed in early 1981 by childhood friends and twin guitarists Robin Brancher and Keith Sharp.
We recruited drummer John Graham from our previous band to pursue a heavier direction, soon to be joined by another old school friend Joe Larner on bass. An ad was placed in Melody Maker for a vocalist and the line-up was completed when Dave Wall auditioned. Being based in the East End of London, we set about writing, rehearsing and building up a local following. During 1981 we put together a couple of rough demos but at that time our main passion was playing live. We soon built up a reputation as a live act on the pub and club circuit. In those days we spent more money putting on a decent show with a huge P.A and lights, than we received from playing.

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Posted: 23.04.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Saracen

Life-long pals Richard Lowe and Rob Bendelow formed their first band - 'Lammergier' - during the mid 70's, together with folk-guitarist-turned-rock-bassist Barry Yates...
Following their first live performance in 1977, the band gigged extensively across the English 'Midlands' during the ensuing years. The standard of those 'live' performances, combined with their unique brand of symphonic rock, saw Lammergier amass a large and loyal following of fans. Then a new decade arrived, and with it some major developments for the Matlock-based rockers...

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Posted: 23.04.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Marseille

In their formative years playing the club circuit in Liverpool Marseille used the name AC/DC until Angus and crew exploded on the UK rock scene in 1976. In awe of the aussies from down under, the band promptly renamed themselves Marseille in mid-1976. We still remain in awe of the aussie rockers to this day!!

Marseille won the first ever UK "Battle of the Bands"

In the first ever UK national "Battle of the Bands" competition in 1977 Marseille appeared with fellow NWOBHM rockers Saxon (then called "Son of a Bitch") in the northwest regional heats at the Apollo Theatre in Manchester. Marseille won the regionals, then went on to win the finals (judged by Brian May and Roger Taylor from Queen and the late, great, Mick Ronson of Bowie's "Spiders From Mars") at Wembley in support of Wishbone Ash.

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Posted: 23.04.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Season's End

Deeply moving and heavy on grandiose atmosphere, soaring vocals and crushing riffs, Season's End's debut album The Failing Light elegantly demonstrates that you need not travel to Scandinavia to find perfectly crafted symphonic metal.

Having spent the last three years honing a sound that transcends the boundaries of gothic metal, this Hampshire based sextet have created an album that is both astoundingly fresh and incredibly mature; qualities that can be attributed to the band's refusal to resort to tired clichés. "We always strive to stay true to ourselves when writing," states lead vocalist Becki Clark, "we don't deliberately try and conform to any stereotypes or conventions; we make the music that we'd like to hear".

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Posted: 23.04.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Humanity

Awake started out in 2000 in Cambridge (UK) and until June 2006 were known as Humanity. Formed by the original six members Simon Shedwell, Steve Wallace, Richard Hall, Alex Townsend, Craig Burkitt and bassist Chris Le Mottee the band quickly gained a reputation on the local circuit for being a very professional and captivating live act despite then having an ave band age of 18. 2003 saw them hook up with Killin Time Mgmt which led to their first album 'When Silence Calls' being recorded by Peter Coleman (AC/DC, Paradise Lost, Napalm Death), the album was then released on Carbon 13 Records and received a solid 8/10 across the board from press.

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Posted: 23.04.2016 by Bad English

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Arryan Path

ARRAYAN PATH (formerly Arryan Path) is the personal project of singer/songwriter Nicholas Leptos which came together in 1997 with Nicholas' friend, guitarist Clement Fung. Throughout the years Nicholas has had great help from his brother Socrates Leptos as well as others.

Following their two demos ("Return to Troy", 1999 and "Osiris", 2000) the band's debut album, "Road to Macedonia" was released in 2004 by Greek label Steel Gallery Records. As a result of this album's solid musicianship and great epic atmosphere the band quickly gained a huge following, especially in Greece. This album is has attained a cult status now and new fans are always eager to acquire it.

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Posted: 23.04.2016 by Bad English

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Iced Earth - Headlining European MTV Headbangers Ball Tour

Headbangers Ball is a name that bears heavy metal nostalgia and it will come to life again! By the end of this year, MTV's classic 80's show shall return as a series of events. MTV Headbangers Ball, hosted by Continental Concerts in cooperation with MTV, is going to tour Europe. Headlining this festival tour will be U.S. metal gods Iced Earth, currently working on a new album. Who will be joining them? Ensiferum, Kataklysm and Unearth. It should be a headbangers feast!

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Posted: 23.04.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (4)

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Lacuna Coil - Share Another New Song

After sharing the well-received "The House Of Shame" song previously, Italian metallers Lacuna Coil give us now more material to enjoy from their upcoming album, Delirium. This time around, they are showcasing the title track and new single, available below. While the band is kicking off their new touring cycle in North America, they will be playing select festivals worldwide before heading to Australia for four shows in October.

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Posted: 23.04.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (5)

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Fates Warning - Announce New Album

Fans of Fates Warning - this is for you! Three years after their fantastic last offering, Darkness In A Different Light, Fates Warning just announced on their official Facebook page the title, release date, cover art and tracklist of their upcoming brand new studio album. The new album is mixed and mastered, and is called Theories Of Flight. It will be released on July 1st.

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Posted: 23.04.2016 by Antidote | Comments (2)

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Demenzia - Former Drummer Dies

Bulgarian doomsters Demenzia have lost their former drummer Peter Svetlinov (also in The Axe Project, Ciroza and Rampart). He played in Demenzia for five years until 2012.

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Posted: 23.04.2016 by Bad English | Comments (1)

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Delain - European Tour Confirmed

Dutch symphonic metallers Delain confirmed that they are going to hit the road this fall in support of the new album, which shall be released this summer, for an extensive European tour. Make sure to catch the band and their energetic live shows on the following dates and with special guests Evergrey and support from Kobra And The Lotus.

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Posted: 23.04.2016 by Abattoir | Comments (13)

Reviews
Fallujah - Dreamless

The Flesh Prevails marked an extraordinary change in Fallujah. Soaring leaps and bounds beyond the confines of genres and all preconceived assessments of the band's potential, Fallujah created a true masterpiece that fused atmosphere, heaviness, and technicality seamlessly. Had Fallujah crafted a successor that mimicked The Flesh Prevails perfectly, no one would have complained, but The Flesh Prevails itself proved that this band has no desire to rest on its laurels. Dreamless diverges enough from its predecessor to demonstrate the band's further development, but nevertheless lives up to the impossibly high standard that Fallujah set back in 2014.

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Posted: 23.04.2016 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (8)

Bands
Demenzia

Demenzia is a melodic death metal band that was formed in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2003 by the members of the black metal band Shadowland (Vladimir Bochev, Velizar Gordeev and Zlatomir Zlatkov). After some initial line-up changes the band started playing a lot of festival and club shows around Sofia city and released their first demo CD "a.d. 542″. In 2005 another demo called "Demenzia" followed and the band was already establishing themselves in the Bulgarian metal scene. In November 2006 the band released their debut album "Different Seasons" with their new label IMSB. The album was released only in Bulgaria, where it received serious attention from the fans. The band supported the release with a lot of club shows and in 2007 the band was invited and appeared on two big international festivals. They were the Metal Healing Festival in Greece (where they shared the scene with world-famous bands like Rage, Septic Flesh, The Haunted and Destruction) and Metal Heads Mission Festival in Ukraine (whose headliners were other big names in metal music worldwide - Deicide, Vader, Suffocation, Immolation, Benediction). The new album "Machinima" will be released in 2013 by Zero Project Studio.

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Posted: 23.04.2016 by Bad English

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Katalepsy - New Song Released

The awaited new album from death metallers Katalepsy is called Gravenous Hour. While it is only coming out this May 27th on Unique Leader Records, today you can be hit by the first aural assault "Critical Black Mass". It is available through a lyric video right here. Sit back, relax your neck and enjoy some brutality.

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Posted: 22.04.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (5)

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