Just in time for the band's 30th anniversary, MACBETH will release a new album called "Imperium"!
Patrick W. Engel and the band's guitarist Ralf Klein produced the album, whereas Patrick W. Engel also took care of the mix and mastering at Temple Of Disharmony.
The artwork's been created by Ralf Klein.
You can already listen to the new song "WN62" here:
"Imperium" will also be available as limited edition digipak with three exclusive bonus tracks.
MACBETH's new album "Imperium" is set to be released on September 11, 2015 via Massacre Records.
THE HERETIC ORDER - New Song
The demonic lot that is THE HERETIC ORDER has released a brand new song off their upcoming debut album "All Hail The Order".
Listen to "Dark Light" here:
A short album teaser is also available on https://youtu.be/Amf9UIHE8ZE
"All Hail The Order" was recorded and produced by Daniel Felice and Guillermo "Will" Maya. Maya also took care of the mix and the mastering.
5 Miligrams is responsible for the album's artwork.
THE HERETIC ORDER's debut album "All Hail The Order" will be released on September 25, 2015 via Massacre Records and will be available for a "newcomer price".
REBELLION - New Song + Album
Who's ready for a new REBELLION album?
"Wyrd Bið Ful Aræd – The History Of The Saxons" is - as the title suggests - a historical concept album about the history of the Saxons - from the early days until the subjection under Frankish rule and religion in the early 9th century.
It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Oliver Geibig at Tone Town Music, and produced by Oliver Geibig and Tomi Göttlich.
You can already listen to the brand new song "Hengist" here:
The artwork, created by Hanspeter Ludwig, features an exaggerated image of the Externsteine, a distinctive sandstone rock formation located in Germany, and how they could have looked like when they were used as a pagan place of worship.
You can expect a top-notch arrangement and a catchy mix of melodic hymns and double-bass tracks!
REBELLION's new album "Wyrd Bið Ful Aræd – The History Of The Saxons" will be released on September 25, 2015 via Massacre Records.
Our very own ANCIENT RITES have been added to the cruise's billing and joined bands like Cradle Of Filth, Delain, Fleshgod Apocalypse or My Dying Bride.
A total of 60 bands will play over the course of 4 days, from February 4-8, 2016. Don’t miss it!
ANCIENT RITES released their latest album "Laguz" this February on Massacre Records.
New Signing - BROKEN FATE
The Swiss modern thrash metal quartet BROKEN FATE has been around since 2007 and became a full-fledged band about 2 years later.
The band quickly made a name for itself, thanks to their stage presence and their blend of modern thrash, metalcore and hard rock. Needless to say that that they're also supported by a loyal fan base.
BROKEN FATE released the "Rising To The Dream" EP in late 2012, which led to even more live gigs in Switzerland as well as Germany, and the guys also started working on the band's upcoming debut album.
BROKEN FATE are ready to cross the bridge in order to release the band's debut album "The Bridge Between" in November 2015 via Massacre Records!
• Tobias John Bänteli - Vocals & Guitars
• Alessandro De Cicco - Drums
• Leopold Stadelmann - Lead Guitar
• Dario Stutz - Bass
Good news for METAL INQUISITOR fans! The band's first two albums, "The Apparition" and "Doomsday For The Heretic", will be re-released!
The band's debut album "The Apparition" will feature an exclusive bonus track and the second album "Doomsday For The Heretic" will come with the bonus CD "Live At The Rock Hard Festival 2007".
Additionally, both albums will also be available as limited and numbered gatefold vinyl LPs.
"The Apparition" (Re-Release)
01. Take Revenge
02. Zombie Drivers
03. Run For Your Life
04. Daze Of Avalon
05. Watch The Phoenix Die
06. Bernardo Gui
07. My Sacrifice
08. Get Down
09. The Duke
10. Twardy Jak Skała (Open Fire Cover)
11. Wild Catz (Bonus Track)
"Doomsday For The Heretic" (Re-Release)
01. Recall Of The Heretical Past
02. Doomsday For The Heretic
03. Restricted Agony
04. Thane Of Cawdor
05. Star Chaser
06. Midnight Rider
07. Legion Of Grey
09. Logan's Run
11. Invader (Judas Priest Cover)
Bonus CD "Live At The Rock Hard Festival 2007"
01. Doomsday For The Heretic
02. Restricted Agony
03. Take Revenge
04. Logan's Run
06. Daze Of Avalon
07. Zombie Drivers
09. R.I.F. (Resistance Is Futile)
METAL INQUISITOR's re-releases of "The Apparition" and "Doomsday For The Heretic" will be released on August 14, 2015 via Massacre Records.
DEBAUCHERY: Chart Entry
We're happy to announce that DEBAUCHERY's new album "F*ck Humanity" recently debuted at #48 on the German album charts.
That's the second chart entry for the band, whose previous album "Kings Of Carnage" reached #62 on the German album charts in 2013.
"F*ck Humanity" was recorded with Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Krokus) at House Of Audio Studios. Fantasy icon Adrian Smith is once again responsible for the cover artwork.
CROSSING EDGE: Artwork + Video
Austria's modern melodic metal outfit CROSSING EDGE will release its debut album next month!
"Breakout" was recorded, mixed and mastered by Norbert Leitner. Patrick Eichmeir is responsible for the album's artwork.
The official video clip for the album's second song, "Part Of Me", is available here:
CROSSING EDGE also revealed that the album will feature guest vocals by Daniel Fellner of Devastating Enemy.
CROSSING EDGE's new album "Breakout" will be released on August 21, 2015 and will be available for an attractive "newcomer price".
EISREGEN: Album Details
EISREGEN already offered an appetizer for the upcoming album "Marschmusik" with the recently released "Brummbär" EP.
Now it's time to reveal further details of the band's 11th album "Marschmusik", such as the tracklisting:
5. Gott Der Panzer
8. Mein Leben Auf Deiner Haut
10. Was Von Dir Bleibt
12. Pervertin Peter (So Lang Die Schokolade Reicht) (Digipak Bonus Track)
"Panzerschokolade" is a new hit single that will soon be on heavy rotation in a lot of music clubs; the title song "Marschmusik" and "Gott Der Panzer" are audible battle paintings; and you’ll hear the band stronger than ever on songs like "Blutkreis" or "Mein Leben Auf Deiner Haut".
You can also expect high-speed tracks like "Foltergeist" and "Bunkertür" - as well as songs such as "Leichensack" and "Was Von Dir Bleibt", in particular, that thrive on the unpredictability of EISREGEN!
As you'll see, the album is also available as limited digipak. But wait, there's more!
You can also get "Marschmusik" as limited metal box set - incl. the digipak CD, an EISREGEN flag and photo cards - and as a limited and numbered gatefold vinyl double LP!
Even after two decades, EISREGEN are still the indisputable spearheads of the German extreme metal scene!
Traditionally, EISREGEN will start working on new material as soon as the gun smoke of "Marschmusik" is gone: "Fegefeuer" is waiting…
EISREGEN's new album "Marschmusik" will be released on August 14, 2015 via Massacre Records.
DEBAUCHERY: Album Out Now!
DEBAUCHERY's new album "F**k Humanity" is out now!
It's a wrap for THE ARCANE ORDER's upcoming album "Cult Of None" - Jacob Hansen recently finished the mix of the band's upcoming album at the Hansen studios!
"Finished producing, mixing and mastering the new THE ARCANE ORDER album, and it slays. Needless to say. Congrats, guys!"
THE ARCANE ORDER added:
"Standing with the end result in our hands, we can honestly say that what we feel this is our best record to date!"
The band now revealed the album artwork, created by Lars Christensen from their label mates RAUNCHY! And it looks like the band is more than satisfied with his work:
"Lars has created some awesome artwork with a lot of atmosphere that suits the music really well! Hope you'll all like it as much as we do!"
THE ARCANE ORDER's new album "Cult Of None" is set to be released on September 25, 2015 via Massacre Records.
LOUD AT LEAST!: Track List + New Song
Ready for LOUD AT LEAST!'s new album "Dirty"? You better be, 'cause it's going to be released soon!
The album was recorded by Oswald Theisl at Prima-Vista-Studio and Franz Pöhn at Sunproject Studio. Ernst Gottschmann mixed the album at Living Room Productions and Horst Pfaffelmayer mastered it at Goldchamber Studio. Ingo Pichler (Paktone-Design) is responsible for the artwork.
The album contains the following 13 tracks:
1.Kill The Dragon
3.Burning My Heart
4.Ride On Me
5.Fire And Ice
9.Love At First Bite
10.Heaven Is Calling
11.Hell To Fuck
12.The Island I Know
13.Up On Stage
The album opener "Kill The Dragon" is available for streaming in its entirety here:
LOUD AT LEAST!'s second album "Dirty" will be released on July 24, 2015 via Massacre Records and will be available for an attractive "Newcomer Price".
ILLDISPOSED: Band Anniversary
ILLDISPOSED was formed in 1991 - now let's do the math, shall we?
The Danish death metal veterans will mark their 25th anniversary in 2016!
In order to celebrate this milestone in the band’s career, they will record a new album and play several extensive shows with material never performed live before.
Not only will the shows contain songs from the first albums but also classics from "Kokaiinum", "1-800 Vindication" and" Burn Me Wicked" will be a part of this celebration.
The forthcoming album will be the 14th album since their debut "Four Depressive Seasons” (1993).
Keep your eyes open for further details in the upcoming future!
'til then, the Danish dynamite will play a couple of shows in Germany this year - in Jena, Dresden and Berlin to be precise.
JONNE: Track List + New Video
Less than 3 weeks to go until JONNE's s/t album will be released. About time to reveal the tracklisting:
1. Viuluni Laulua Soutaa
2. Ken Söi Lapsen Lattialta?
4. Kuku Käki
5. Metsään On Iäksi Mieli
6. Tule Hiidestä Hevonen
7. Leppäyön Löyly
9. The Boxer
You can watch the video clip for the album's 5th track, "Metsään On Iäksi Mieli", here:
The title basically means something like "I will forever want to go to the woods".
"Joki" is a translated cover of "Boat On The River" by the American rock band Styx and the album's final track is a cover of the Simon and Garfunkel classic.
If you're in Finland on August 21st, you can catch JONNE live at the Hämeen Keskiaikamarkkinat (Häme Medieval Faire).
"Jonne" was recorded, mixed and produced by Jonne Järvelä at JonneMusic Studio and mastered by Svante Forsbäck at Chartmakers. Jan Yrlund (Darkgrove.net) is responsible for the artwork.
JONNE's debut album "Jonne" will be released on July 24, 2015 (excl. Scandinavian territory) via Massacre Records!
CROSSING EDGE are going to release their brand new album "Breakout" via Massacre Records this August!
The Austrian modern melodic metal five-piece was formed in 2011 by guitarist Stefan Griesinger, drummer Sebastian Letzbor, lead guitarist Thomas Mayrhofer and vocalist Bernhard Klausner. Florian Wacha replaced the band's former bassist Roman Mayrhofer in 2012.
CROSSING EDGE surely know how to deliver a kick-ass live show - and wait until you've heard the new album! The guys are shredding their way through it from the first second until the very end of the last song!
"Breakout" follows the "S.O.S." EP (2011) as well as the debut "Of Ghosts And Enemies" (2012).
CROSSING EDGE also ranked 7th in the Austrian Band Contest in 2012 - out of more than 1000 bands!
The band about the signing with Massacre Records:
"Crossing Edge is proud to be part of the Massacre family and we're looking forward to do some great work together in our shared future!"
CROSSING EDGE's new album "Breakout" is scheduled to be released on August 21, 2015 via Massacre Records.
• Bernhard Klausner - Vocals
• Thomas Mayrhofer - Lead Guitar
• Stefan Griesinger - Guitar
• Florian Wacha - Bass
• Sebastian Letzbor - Drums
LOUD AT LEAST! from Austria were formed in 2008 by bassist Gernot Reisner, vocalist/guitarist Gernot Schilcher and studio owner Oswald Theisl.
They mostly play classic/hard rock in the vein of Whitesnake, the Scorpions or Gotthard, and released their widely praised debut album "Painful Exploration" in 2009.
Oswald left the band due to time reasons and the guitarists Robert Einwallner and Andreas Döringer joined the band. Jürgen Kulmer, with whom the band has already played numerous gigs in Austria, is the band's live drummer.
The upcoming album "Dirty" is going to be released soon and features the superb voice of vocalist Gernot, as well as virtuosic guitar sounds and an intoxicating rhythm section!
Keep your eyes open for further details.
The second LOUD AT LEAST! album "Dirty" is expected to be released on July 24, 2015 via Massacre Records.
• Gernot Schilcher - Vocals
• Gernot Reisner - Bass
• Robert Einwallner - Gitarre
• Andreas Döringer - Gitarre
1. My Religion Is Hate
2. Ironclad Declaration Of War
3. Kneel Before The Dragon Gods
5. German Warmachine
6. Murderbrute Minotaurs
7. Fuck Humanity
8. For The Emperor
9. King Of The Killing Zone
10. The Horror Of The Forest
11. Zombie Extermination Crusader
12. To Hell
Digipak Bonus CD 2: Balgeroth - Menschenhass
2. Heilige Drachen
3. Blut Für Den Blutgott
4. Der Schrecken Des Waldes
5. Deutsche Kriegsmaschine
6. Für Den Imperator
8. Töten Verkrüppeln Verbrennen
9. Mörderbestien Minotauren
Digipak Bonus CD 3: Blood God - German Warmachine
1. Painkiller (Judas Priest Cover)
2. Ironclad Declaration Of War
3. German Warmachine
5. King Of The Killing Zone
DEBAUCHERY’s upcoming album "F**K HUMANITY" will be released on July 10th via Massacre Records and will additionally available as limited 3-CD digipak and limited and numbered gatefold vinyl LP.
JONNE: Album Details
JONNE's has released first details about his self-titled album!
"Jonne" was recorded, mixed and produced by Jonne Järvelä at JonneMusic Studio.
Svante Forsbäck took care of the mastering at Chartmakers (Amorphis, Delain, Sonata Arctica, etc.) in Helsinki, Finland.
Jan Yrlund (Darkgrove.net) has created the beautiful cover artwork of JONNE's upcoming album.
JONNE's debut album "Jonne" is set to be released on July 24, 2015 via Massacre Records.
EISREGEN: Marschmusik Tour 2015
EISREGEN fans, get wild - the band has just announced a new tour in support of their upcoming album "Marschmusik"!
The "Marschmusik Tour 2015" will also feature Milking The Goatmachine on all dates as well as EISREGEN’s label mates DEBAUCHERY on selected dates:
Marschmusik Tour 2015
w/ EISREGEN, Milking The Goatmachine + special guest DEBAUCHERY
DEBAUCHERY surely know how to make their fans happy!
The band has now released another video clip for a song off the upcoming album "F**K HUMANITY" - enjoy the "German Warmachine" video clip here:
The band has also updated its extensive live schedule with additional festival and headliner shows, as well as selected dates in the course of EISREGEN’s upcoming "Marschmusik Tour 2015" along with Milking The Goatmachine! All confirmed tour dates of DEBAUCHERY are available below!
DEBAUCHERY’s upcoming album "F**K HUMANITY" will be released on July 10th via Massacre Records and will additionally available as limited 3-CD digipak and limited and numbered gatefold vinyl LP.
With the release of the upcoming album "Marschmusik" only 2 months away, EISREGEN are now treating their fans with a new EP to reduce the waiting time for the album's release.
The "Brummbär" EP contains 6 songs in total: 3 brand new songs as well as remixes of 3 EISREGEN classics that lyrically deal with themes of war and military subjects, respectively.
Those of you who've attended either the weekend shows of this year's Hatefest tour or Germany's Wave-Gotik-Treffen a few weeks ago, may have already listened to one of the new songs, called "Panzerschokolade", live.
EISREGEN's "Brummbär" EP is set to be released on July 10, 2015 via Massacre Records and will be available as limited digipak.
MYSTIC PROPHECY: Album Pre-Production
It’s been 2 years since the release of MYSTIC PROPHECY’s latest album "KillHammer".
Everything takes its time - but we’ve got great news for you: the pre-production of the band’s upcoming album kicked off last week!
Vocalist Lia comments:
"It took us a while this time, because we all have jobs and other side projects. Lakis and I have released a new Devil’s Train record, and Markus was often on the road with Souldrinker. We’ve set high standards for ourselves and want to deliver yet another kick-ass album, just like we’ve did in the past 15 years. Our fans can rely on us… we don’t do any experiments and, above all, we take no prisoners!
We are now completely focussed on the upcoming MYSTIC PROPHECY album!"
Guitarist Markus Pohl adds:
"I think we’ve got some killer tracks in the pipeline and I believe that the break even made us stronger. We’re absolutely looking forward to returning to the stage this year and we can’t wait to paint the town red with you guys!"
Before entering the studio, the band is set to play 4 festivals in Germany and Switzerland throughout the summer:
TO/DIE/FOR are back with a brand new album called "CULT"!
It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Juho Räihä at SoundSpiral Audio. Raziel Kainen, a.k.a. Dark-Prince Graphix, is responsible for the hauntingly beautiful cover artwork.
TO/DIE/FOR have already released the video clip for the new song "Screaming Birds", which is available HERE.
They now present another official video clip, this time for the album opener "In Black" - watch it here:
The complete track list of "CULT" looks like this:
1. In Black
2. Screaming Birds
3. Unknown III
4. Mere Dream
6. Straight Up
7. Let It Bleed
8. End Of Tears
9. Dying Embers (Demo 2001) (Digipak Bonus)
As you see, TO/DIE/FOR once again included a cover version. This time, they chose "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul.
TO/DIE/FOR's 7th studio album "CULT" will be released on June 26, 2015 via Massacre Records and will also be available as limited edition digipak with exclusive bonus track.
SINISTER: Track List
About 2 weeks to go until SINISTER will release their new album "Dark Memorials", on which the band is paying tribute to some of their early heroes.
SINISTER have now revealed the album's track list, which looks as follows:
1. The Malicious (Intro)
2. Beneath The Remains (Sepultura Cover)
3. Exhume To Consume (Carcass Cover)
4. Unleashed Upon Mankind (Bolt Thrower Cover)
5. Master Killer (Merauder Cover)
6. Beyond The Unholy Grave (Death Cover)
7. Under The Guillotine (Kreator Cover)
8. Ridden With Disease (Autopsy Cover)
9. Necrophiliac (Slayer Cover) - Slayer
10. Radiation Sickness (Repulsion Cover)
11. Blasphemies Of The Flesh (Carnage Cover)
12. Spiritual Immolation (re-recorded) (Bonus)
13. Compulsory Resignation (re-recorded) (Bonus)
Digipak Bonus DVD: "Australian Darkness" - a road movie from the Australian tour 2014
You can listen to "Necrophiliac", a Slayer cover, HERE on YouTube.
"Dark Memorials" was produced by Jörg Uken at Soundlodge Studios and is graced with an artwork by Alex Tartsus.
SINISTER's new album "Dark Memorials" will be released on June 26, 2015 via Massacre Records and will also be available as limited edition digipak with bonus DVD.
CRYSTAL BALL: Chart Entry
Congratulations are in order for CRYSTAL BALL, who have recently entered the Swiss album charts at #54 with their new album "LifeRider"!
The album has already received fantastic reviews, like the following, among others:
• Metal Only (DE) - 10/10
• Stormbringer (AT) - 4,5/5
• Metal Temple (GR/multinational) - 9/10
• MetalReviews.com (US) - 90/100
• Rock It! (DE) - 8,5/10
• Lords Of Metal (NL) - 85/100
• Time For Metal (DE) - 8/10
• Powermetal.de (DE) - 8/10
• MetalHammer (IT) - 7/10
If you haven't done it yet, go ahead and watch the video clip for "Paradise" and the "Eye To Eye (Feat. Noora Louhimo Of Battle Beast)" video clip below!
HEVILAN: Album Details
HEVILAN will release their debut album soon!
It was produced by the band and co-produced by Brendan Duffey, Adair Daufembach and Adriano Daga. Brendan Duffey and Adriano Daga also mixed and mastered it at the Norcal Studios.
Robson Piccin has created the cover artwork.
HEVILAN's debut features guest drummer Aquiles Priester (Primal Fear) on the whole album as well as guest vocalists Vitor Rodrigues (Torture Squad, Voodoo Priest) and Warrel Dane (Nevermore, Sanctuary) as well as a guitar solo by Eduardo Ardanuy (Dr. Sin) on selected songs.
The band has already released two video clips for songs that are featured on the album:
• "Desire Of Destruction"
• "Shades Of War (Feat. Warrel Dane)"
HEVILAN's debut "The End Of Time" will be released on June 26, 2015 and is available for an attractive "newcomer price".
DEBAUCHERY: New Video
A bit more than a month to go, until DEBAUCHERY's new album "F**K HUMANITY" will be released!
The band has now released further information about it:
"F**K HUMANITY" will be available as CD, limited 3-CD digipak as well as limited and numbered gatefold vinyl LP.
The first digipak bonus disc contains some of the new songs and two DEBAUCHERY classics in the so-called BALGEROTH version in German, the second bonus disc contains some of the new songs in the BLOOD GOD version as well as a Judas Priest cover version.
"F**K HUMANITY" was recorded with Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Krokus) at House Of Audio Studios. Fantasy icon Adrian Smith is once again responsible for the cover artwork.
DEBAUCHERY also released the official video for "Ironclad Declaration Of War", which is available for your viewing pleasure here:
DEBAUCHERY's new studio album "F**K HUMANITY" will be released on July 10, 2015 via Massacre Records.
New Signing: JADED HEART
JADED HEART was originally formed by Michael Müller, Axel Kruse, Dirk Bormann as well as the former vocalist Michael Bormann in 1990 and has meanwhile released 12 albums.
The band went through quite some line-up changes in the past and is now alive and kicking with a total of 5 band members.
JADED HEART are keen on playing live, having supported bands like Rage, Doro, Axel Rudi Pell or Shinedown in the past.
They also recently wrapped up the so called "Fight The System Over Spain 2015" tour, where they promoted their latest album "Fight The System".
Fans of heavy rock with a strong focus on melodies will surely love JADED HEART!
The band’s currently working on a new, yet untitled album that’s expected to be released next year via Massacre Records.
JADED HEART Live
18.07.2015 SE Upplands-Väsby - Väsby Rock Festival
24.10.2015 DE Hechingen - Discothek WOM (The Ranch Festival)
• Johan Fahlberg - Vocals
• Peter Östros - Guitars
• Masa Eto - Guitars
• Michael Müller - Bass
• Bodo Stricker - Drums
"Echoes Of A Lost Paradise" was mixed by Mario Lochert and mastered by Jan Vacik at Munich's Dreamsound Studio.
Jan Yrlund (Darkgrove.net) has created the stunning cover artwork.
The band has now revealed the complete tracklisting:
2. Glory Halls Of Valhalla
3. Fast Life
4. Echoes Of A Lost Paradise
6. Bloody Tears
7. Holy War
8. Black Clouds
9. Into Darkest Void
12. The Ocean
You can already listen to the new song "Bloody Tears" in its entirety here:
You have the chance to see STORMHAMMER live this year at the Out & Loud Festival, the Aaargh Festival as well as the Bonebreaker Festival, among others.
STORMHAMMER's new album "Echoes Of A Lost Paradise" will be released on June 12, 2015 via Massacre Records and will also be available as limited vinyl LP.
SINISTER: 'Dark Memorials' Details
There are plenty of reasons to celebrate - like the 25th anniversary of SINISTER!
That's why they're going to release "Dark Memorials" - an album full of songs that SINISTER members loved, played on vinyl over and over and even played along with back in the days.
TL;DR - SINISTER pay tribute to some of their early heroes!
Among them are the mighty Slayer!
Go ahead and listen to SINISTER's cover version of Slayer's "Necrophiliac" here:
"Dark Memorials" was produced by Jörg Uken at the Soundlodge Studio. The cover artwork was designed by Alex Tartsus.
"Dark Memorials" features 13 songs: 11 cover songs, and 2 re-recorded songs w/ Ron van de Polder on guitars.
The limited digipak will contain a bonus DVD called "Australian Darkness" with a road movie from SINISTER's Australian tour in 2014.
SINISTER's 25th anniversary release "Dark Memorials" will be released on June 26, 2015 via Massacre Records.
CRYSTAL BALL: Album Out Now
CRYSTAL BALL's new album "LifeRider" is out now! Stream and get your copy here:
The band, who has recently released it's second album "The Valiant Fire", has parted ways with its vocalist Per Fredrik "PelleK" Åsly.
They released the following statement:
"We're sorry to say that after 5 years together, we're parting ways with PelleK. It's a mutual decision that has been on the horizon for quite some time.
Per Fredrik has a lot going on in his life and simply can't commit the amount of time that we require from him.
As things with the band get busier and busier, we need someone who can commit a serious amount of time to the band, and Per Fredrik simply can't fulfill this duty. We remain friends out of the band and wish him all the best for the future.
Although line-up changes are difficult and can be frustrating, the future of Damnation Angels was never in doubt.
We are very excited about the next chapter for the band and glad you will all be there to share it with us."
The band is now looking for a new vocalist and stated that anyone from anywhere can apply.
Instrumental versions and lyrics for 2 DAMNATION ANGELS songs are available here.
Everyone who's interested, should record a video of him-/herself singing a song and send the YouTube link to the band - either via message on the band's fb page, via email or you can tag the band on fb if you post the video to your profile (make sure the posting’s privacy is set to public).
New Signung: CORAXO
There's a new sci-fi death metal band in town and they're called CORAXO!
The Finnish band was formed in autumn 2013 and has already released two EPs - "Starlit Flame" (2014) and "Starlit Flame II" (also 2014) - containing an exciting new hybrid of death metal and soundcapes from sci-fi movies and TV shows.
CORAXO now aims to move melodic death metal towards a new genre, by fusing it with the ambient electro music of the 70's and taking influences from prog rock and post-black metal.
Lyrically, the themes vary from dystopian societies, oppression and brainwashing to fanaticism, philosophy and ontology. All told through their own sci-fi story universe.
CORAXO's debut album "Neptune", mastered by Dan Swanö, is expected to be released later this year via Massacre Records.
• Tomi Toivonen - Vocals, Guitars, Programming
• Ville Kokko - Bass
• Ville Vistbacka - Drums
GLORYFUL recently released the video clip for the song "Black Legacy" off the band's latest alum "Ocean Blade".
The video was produced by JAEGERROT and is available here:
MESSIAH'S KISS: New Video
MESSIAH'S KISS released their latest album "Get Your Bulls Out!" on Massacre Records in December 2014.
Now they've published the official video clip for the song "Buried Alive", directed by Andreas Luthardt!
Watch it here:
RONNIE JAMES DIO Tribute: Track List
Our tribute to the legendary RONNIE JAMES DIO will be released soon!
Time to reveal the complete tracklisting of "A Light In The Black - A Tribute To Ronnie James Dio", right?
There you go:
1. Crystal Ball - Sacred Heart
2. MessengeR - Kill The King
3. Gun Barrel - Evil Eyes
4. Gloryful - Heavy Metal Will Never Die
5. The Order - I Could Have Been A Dreamer
6. Metal Inquisitor - King Of Rock 'N' Roll
7. Circle Of Silence - One Night In The City
8. Burden Of Grief - Neon Knights
9. Love.Might.Kill - Stand Up And Shout
10. Rebellion - I
1. Iron Fate - Light In The Black
2. MessengeR - Don't Talk To Strangers
3. Crystal Ball - The Sign Of The Southern Cross
4. Love.Might.Kill - Hungry For Heaven
5. The Order - The Last In Line
6. Gun Barrel - Voodoo
7. Circle Of Silence - Time Machine
8. Rebellion - Kill The King
9. Gloryful - Holy Diver
10. Wizard - Caught In The Middle
Jan Yrlund (Darkgrove.net), a huge DIO fan himself, created the cover artwork.
The 2-CD tribute album "A Light In The Black (A Tribute To Ronnie James Dio)" will be released on May 22, 2015 via Massacre Records!
DEBAUCHERY: Album Teasers + New Song
There's a new DEBAUCHERY album on its way and it bears the aptly title "F*CK HUMANITY"!
The album was recorded by Dennis Ward and produced by DEBAUCHERY mastermind Thomas Gurrath.
You can already listen to the new song "Ironlad Declaration Of War" in its entirety here:
DEBAUCHERY's new album "F*CK HUMANITY" will be available as CD, limited 3-CD digipak and vinyl LP and is set to be released on July 10, 2015 via Massacre Records!
CRYSTAL BALL: New Guitarist + Video
Meet CRYSTAL BALL's new guitarist Tony Castell!
He replaces Markus Flury who has decided to leave the band due to lack of time and for professional reasons.
CRYSTAL BALL stated:
"We want to thank Markus for the great time we had together and we wish him the very best for his private and professional future!
We’re very happy that we’ve found a worthy substitute: Tony «T.C.» Castell (ex-Krokus, ex-Fox). Together we’ll take the next steps forward and we’ll rock the stages of the world!"
The band also released the official video clip for the song "Paradise", directed by Jörg Hennecke (yorkproduction), enjoy it here:
The video clip for "Eye To Eye (Feat. Noora Louhimo)" is available here:
CRYSTAL BALL's new album "LifeRider" will be released on May 22nd via Massacre Records.
BLOODLOST: Track List + Video
Lovely Sion in Switzerland hasn’t only given birth to mighty Samael - BLOODLOST are also ready to leave their mark on the world of extreme metal! Their upcoming third album "Evil origins" is thrashing like a maniac!
It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Izakar (Blazing War Machine) and Sébastien Castan at Full Metal Studio in Marseille, France. Romain Vuille (Linda Photography) has created the cover artwork.
The complete tracklisting is as follows:
2. Hammer On Your Face
3. El Diablo
4. I Am Evil
5. The Doors
6. Legion From Hell
8. Bring My Bitch
9. Born From Fire
10. The Undertaker
The official video clip for "Legion From Hell" is available here:
BLOODLOST's new album "Evil Origins" will be available for an attractive newcomer price and is set to be released on May 22nd via Massacre Records.
STORMHAMMER: Artwork + New Song
STORMHAMMER are back with a new album!
"Echoes Of A Lost Paradise" will feature 12 songs and a nice mix of true power metal, speedy thrash songs and mid-tempo tracks. And yes, there will also be a ballad!
The stunning cover artwork was created by none other than Jan Yrlund (Darkgrove.net).
"Echoes Of A Lost Paradise" was recorded at SH Studio, mixed by Mario Lochert and mastered by Jan Vacik at Dreamsound Studio - both in Munich, Germany.
You can now listen to the brand new song "Bloody Tears" here:
STORMHAMMER's new album "Echoes Of A Lost Paradise" will also be available as limited vinyl LP and is set to be released on June 12, 2015 via Massacre Records!
A Tribute To RONNIE JAMES DIO
Ronnie James Dio was a hero and inspiration to many musicians, such as Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Doro Pesch or Axel Rudi Pell, and rumor has it that he‘s the main reason why every metal head worldwide is familiar with the sign of the horns.
Now it‘s time for us to pay tribute to him as well: 12 of our bands covered Ronnie James Dio songs to honor this exceptional musician!
"A Light In The Black (A Tribute To Ronnie James Dio)" comes with 2 CDs with 20 songs by 12 different bands.
CRYSTAL BALL, MESSENGER, GUN BARREL, GLORYFUL, THE ORDER, METAL INQUISITOR, CIRCLE OF SILENCE, BURDEN OF GRIEF, LOVE.MIGHT.KILL, REBELLION, IRON FATE and WIZARD are all part of this project.
You can already listen to the first song off CD 1 - CRYSTAL BALL's cover version of DIO's "Sacred Heart" - here on our YouTube channel:
The stunning artwork was created by Jan Yrlund (Darkgrove.net), who is also a huge DIO fan himself:
"I decided to go for an old school type of hand-painted look, like the classic Dio covers, but I still wanted to keep it original. You'll find many hints and details that refer to well-known DIO themes:
The mountain has two peaks as if they were devil's horns, and of course the DIO mascot Murray is featured too, merging from the fire."
Watch out for the complete tracklisting that we'll reveal soon!
The 2-CD tribute album "A Light In The Black (A Tribute To Ronnie James Dio)" will be released on May 22, 2015 via Massacre Records!
New Signing: HEADLESS CROWN
Welcome to the Massacre Records family, HEADLESS CROWN!
The Swiss classic heavy metal band was formed as a duo in 2011. Meanwhile, and after a few line-up changes, HEADLESS CROWN are destroying your ears and live stages as a quintet.
The band plays powerful classic heavy metal with melodic vocals, but with a modern approach and sound.
"Headless Crown is proud to have signed with the legendary label Massacre Records, and to be part of it's long history. We're looking forward to do some good work together and bring HC to the metal crowds of the world!"
HEADLESS CROWN's debut "Time For Revolution" is expected to be released later this year via Massacre Records!
• Steff Perrone - Lead Vocals
• Ced Legger - Lead Guitar
• Manu Froelicher - Rhythm Guitar
• Mack Machet - Bass
• Carlos Bensabat - Drums
We're happy proud to announce the signing of JONNE!
JONNE was formed by Jonne Järvelä of Korpiklaani as a solo project which soon morphed and developed into a full band.
Wanting to do something that was musically different and away from his main band, JONNE is pure shamanistic folk music.
"An idea about the solo album struck me almost two years ago, when the early sketches of the songs begun to take shape. I immediately realised that the material wasn't going to match Korpiklaani's style. Those pieces had firmly grown on me and I wanted to release them under my own name.”
From starting out as a solo idea, it fast grew into a real band, accompanied by 9 other musicians from the Finnish folk & metal music scene, featuring members of Amorphis, Shape Of Despair, Wabanag and Oceanwake.
JONNE's s/t album is set to be released on July 24, 2015 via Massacre Records!
• Jonne Järvelä - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Violafon, Hurdy-Gurdy, Mandolin, Kantele + Percussion
• Natalie Koskinen - Vocals
• Yovan Nagwetch - Vocals, Flutes + Percussion
• Eero Haula - Vocals
• Ante Aiko - Vocals
• Pinja Lintonen / Tero Hyväluoma - Fiddles
• Toni Perttula - Accordion
• Santeri Kallio - Keyboards
• Juho Kauppinen - Acoustic Guitars
• Jussi Rautio - Acoustic Guitars
• Jan Rechberger - Drums & Percussion
• Matti Karjalainen - Upright Bass
It's been a bit quiet around EISREGEN - but don't worry, they're still alive and kicking!
M. Roth stated that the band and keyboarder Dr. Franzenstein, a.k.a. Franziska B., parted ways in early 2015. The spot will stay vacant and they plan to use samples live.
You are probably aware of the fact, that EISREGEN's 11th studio album is called "Marschmusik". EISREGEN are currently in the late stages of the pre-production and expect to enter the Klangschmiede E in May to record the album with producer Markus Stock.
M. Roth already revealed a few possible song titles: "Gott Der Panzer", "Leichensack", "Foltergeist", "Adlerhorst", "Panzerschokolade", "Mein Leben Auf Deiner Haut", "Blutkreis" as well as "Fleischbrand".
Yantit also stated that the album's musical direction, which he called "backwards", will surely surprise a lot of people as well as the appearance of an old partner in crime on keyboards.
Furthermore, EISREGEN plan to release a mini CD called "Brummbär" (that's how people referred to the Sturmpanzer IV) prior to the album's release.
Starting April 3rd, EISREGEN will play as special guests at selected dates of the Hatefest tour - along with their label mates Debauchery.
EISREGEN's new album "Marschmusik" is expected to be released in summer 2015 via Massacre Records!
IMPERIA Enter Studio
It's been 4 years since the release of IMPERIA's last studio album "Secret Passion". Time for good news, right?
We're happy to tell you that IMPERIA have recently entered the Spacelab Studio in Germany to record their upcoming, yet untitled album!
Vocalist Helena already recorded some pilot tracks and vocals for two songs with producer Christian "Moschus" Moos. Drummer Steve Wolz is expected to enter the studio next week.
The album will contain 11 tracks, according to IMPERIA, and is expected to be released later this year via Massacre Records!
SINISTER Dark Memorials
The 25th anniversary album by one of the most reliable and respected death metal bands in Europe - SINISTER from the Netherlands!
Also available as limited edition 2-disc digipak with bonus DVD "Australian Darkness".
11 stunning cover tunes plus two rerecordings of songs from the debut album "Cross the styx"
Songs produced at the Soundlodge Studio with JÃ¶rg Uken (God Dethroned, Dew-Scented, Defloration, etc.).
Cover artwork by Alex Tartsus (Afterburner, Simargl, Mist Of Misery).