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22.08.2014
UNDERJORD: 'Sheol' out now!

UNDERJORD's debut "Sheol", mixed and mastered by Sami Koivisto at Biotech Audio Solutions, is out now!

Buy and stream it here:

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21.08.2014
PALACE: Artwork + Song Pre-listening

PALACE have recently unveiled the cover artwork of their Massacre Records debut "The 7th Steel", created by Jeff Freudenberg!

The band also revealed that the upcoming album was produced by Gerhard "Gerassi" Magin at Gerassi Park Studio and mastered by Jürgen Lusky at House Of Audio.

A brand new track off PALACE's new album is now available for streaming in its entirety!

Listen to the song called "Iron Horde" here:

PALACE's new album "The 7th Steel" is set to be released on September 26, 2014 via Massacre Records and will be available for an attractive "Newcomer Price"!

21.08.2014
Spotify: New Playlists

Do you like bands like Elysion, Imperia, Xandria, Indica or Tristania? Then you should check out our "Most Beautiful Gothic Metal" playlist on Spotify!

Listen to and follow the playlist here:

Fans of retro/psychedelic sounds and doom metal will like the "Doom Metal Fuckers and Retro Suckers" playlist featuring bands like Blues Pills, Spirit Caravan, Candlemass or Solitude Aeturnus.

Listen to and follow the playlist here:

Both playlists, as well as all other playlists available on http://open.spotify.com/user/massacrerecords, will be updated regularly.

21.08.2014
THE PROPHECY²³: Track List + Song Pre-listening

Our mosh thrash action heroes THE PROPHECY²³ will soon release their new masterpiece "Untrue Like A Boss"!

The band has now revealed the album's tracklisting and a brand new song's available for streaming as well.

"Untrue Like A Boss" track list:

01. The Greatest Wrestling Fan
02. Pit Laserbeam
03. Party Like It's '84
04. Untrue To The Bone
05. Video Games Ain't No Shame
06. Home Is Where You Shred
07. Action Metal
08. Bass Player
09. The Ballad Of SOD
10. Pablo The Peacemaking Pizza
11. Fuck The Dub
12. Tape Trading Like A Boss
13. The Ballad Of Old School Metal
14. Bonus: Arriba Abajo

Listen to "Party Like It's '84" here:

The album was produced by Kristian "Kohle" Kohlmannslehner and will be released on September 26, 2014 via Massacre Records!

15.08.2014
EISREGEN: 'Zerfall' Out Now

EISREGEN’s remastered re-release of the debut album "Zerfall" is out now!

Stream and get your copy here:

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The limited digipak version features exclusive bonus tracks, that were originally featured on the sold-out "Fleischhaus" 7".

The re-release will also be available as limited and numbered gatefold vinyl LP (500 units), which is expected to be released on September 5, 2014.

15.08.2014
HELLDORADOS: Free Single + Album Teaser Video

HELLDORADOS are whetting our appetite for their upcoming release "Lessons In Decay" with a FREE digital single!

Don't waste any more time and head over to our MP3 store to get the digital single "By The Progress" - off the band's upcoming album "Lessons In Decay" - for FREE!

Get it here:

The band has also posted a short teaser video for the album, including a few seconds of the album opener "Seven Deadly Sins", impressions from the studio and upcoming tour dates.

Watch it here:

HELLDORADOS' new album "Lessons In Decay" out on September 19, 2014 via Massacre Records!

15.08.2014
BLOOD GOD: Album Out Now + New Video

BLOOD GOD’s new album "Blood Is My Trademark" is out now!

Listen to and get your copy here:

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The album was recorded and mixed by Dennis Ward. Travis Smith is available for the cover artwork.
The limited edition digipak features a bonus disc including all songs performed with the DEBAUCHERY monster voice.

The limited and numbered gatefold vinyl LP of the album is expected to be released on August 29, 2014.

BLOOD GOD also released another brand new video clip off the new album!

Watch the "Defenders Of The Throne Of Fire" video here:

06.08.2014
VANISH: Album Artwork + Tour Dates

VANISH recently revealed several details of their upcoming album!

Jan Yrlund (Darkgrove) created the artwork of "Come To Wither".

It was mixed by Axel Heckert mixed and mastered the album at Studio22 and the band's guitarist Philipp Schönle also took part in the mixing process.

VANISH also revealed the guest musician on "Come To Wither". None other than Primal Fear's Ralf Scheepers himself is featured on the album's final track!

The video clip for the song "Silence", which is the 7th song on the album, is available on http://youtu.be/gwIcFa975h4

You can see the band live here:

26.10.2014 DE Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
08.11.2014 DE Königsbrunn - YouZ
29.11.2014 DE Tübingen-Bühl - Schützenhaus
12.12.2014 DE Pforzheim - Kupferdächle
13.12.2014 DE Stuttgart - Gabys Gruft
01.02.2015 DE Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn

The band's website has also been redesigned. Go check it out on: http://www.vanish-metal.com

VANISH's new album "Come To Wither" will be released on October 24, 2014 via Massacre Records and will be available for an attractive "Newcomer Price".

06.08.2014
HALCYON WAY: Lyric Video

HALCYON WAY are going to release their new album "Conquer" next month!

The band has now uploaded a lyric video for "Home", the 4th song off the album.

Animator Rachel Parsons created the lyric video.

Check it out here:

"Conquer" was produced by Jon Bodan and Lasse Lammert at Forever Productions, Atlanta GA. Travis Smith (Seempieces) created the cover artwork.

HALCYON WAY's new and fourth album will be released on September 19, 2014 via Massacre Records and will be available for an attractive "Newcomer Price".

06.08.2014
BLOOD GOD + EISREGEN: Pre-order Links

BLOOD GOD’s new album "Blood Is My Trademark" will be released on August 15, 2014! It was recorded and mixed by Dennis Ward. Travis Smith is available for the cover artwork.
The album will also be available as limited edition digipak w/ bonus disc including all songs performed with the DEBAUCHERY monster voice.
The limited and numbered gatefold vinyl LP of the album is expected to be released on August 29, 2014.
Enjoy the video clip for the album opener "Slaughterman" HERE.

Pre-order your copy here:

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http://geni.us/BloodGodBIMTamznCD (Amazon CD)
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http://geni.us/BloodGodBIMTamznMP3 (Amazon MP3 - DE/AT/CH only)
http://geni.us/BloodGodBIMTamznLP (Amazon LP)
http://geni.us/BloodGodBIMTitunes (Pre-order the album now on iTunes and get the instant grat single "Slaughterman" instantly!)

EISREGEN’s remastered re-release of the debut album "Zerfall" will hit the stores on August 15, 2014!
The limited digipak version will feature exclusive bonus tracks, that were originally featured on the sold-out "Fleischhaus" 7".
The re-release will also be available as limited and numbered gatefold vinyl LP (500 units), which is expected to be released on September 5, 2014.

Pre-order your copy here:

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http://geni.us/ESRGZerfall2014amznCD (Amazon CD)
http://geni.us/ESRGZerfall2014amznDP (Amazon CD Digi)
http://geni.us/ESRGZerfall2014amznLP (Amazon LP)

06.08.2014
UNDERJORD: Pre-order Links

UNDERJORD's upcoming debut "Sheol" was mixed and mastered by Sami Koivisto at Biotech Audio Solutions.

Guest musicians include Jan Jämsen (ex-Finntroll), Mikael Norrgård and Tobias Tåg (Thoby Loth).

Pre-order your copy here:

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Pre-order "Sheol" now on iTunes and get the instant grat single "Dance Of Death" instantly: http://geni.us/UNDJRDSheoliTunes

UNDERJORD's "Sheol" will be released on August 22, 2014 via Massacre Records and is going to be available for an attractive "Newcomer Price".

06.08.2014
SPOTIFY: Cover Versions Playlist

Cover songs, don't you love them?

It's always interesting to see how bands play their own version of well-known songs.

Eisregen cover Falco, Guns N' Roses pay homage to Bob Dylan, Mystic Prophecy let Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train" roll. But there are also unusual ones like August Burns Red covering Britney Spears or Heino's version of Rammstein's "Amerika" - the possibilities are endless!

Time to listen to our "Extraordinary Cover Versions Played By Metal Bands" playlist on Spotify, don't you think?

Listen to and follow it here:

04.08.2014
EISREGEN: 'Zerfall' Re-Release

EISREGEN fans - you're in for another treat from the German masters of the macabre!

The band will re-release a remastered version of their debut album "Zerfall" very soon!

"Zerfall" will be available in 3 different formats:

- standard jewel case CD
- limited and numbered digipak with exclusive bonus tracks
- limited vinyl LP (500 units: 100 clear, 100 blood-red, 100 green, 200 black)
- digital download

The digipak version's bonus tracks are remastered songs that were originally featured on the sold-out "Fleischhaus" 7".

The band's long-time producer Markus Stock remastered EISREGEN's debut at Studio E.

The track list looks like this:

1. ...Und Über Allem Weht Der Wind So Kalt
2. Legende Des Leides
3. In Der Grube
4. Auferstehung
5. Ich Bin Viele
6. Eispalast
7. Ode An Den Niedergang
8. Lustmord
9. Endzeit
10. Das Fleischhaus (Digipak Bonus)
11. Nichts Wäret Ewiglich… (Digipak Bonus)

EISREGEN vocalist M. Roth about the re-release:

»You'll never forget the process of creating your band's debut album and its aftermath. This album has a special place in my heart - always!«

EISREGEN's remastered version of "Zerfall" will be released on August 15, 2014 (CD, CD Digi, Download) and September 5, 2014 (LP), respectively, on Massacre Records!

04.08.2014
UNDERJORD: Album Track List

UNDERJORD will soon release their debut album "Sheol" via Massacre Records!

The album was mixed and mastered by Sami Koivisto at Biotech Audio Solutions.

The tracklisting looks like this:

1. Book Of The Dead
2. Erebus
3. Hunt Of The Death God
4. To Death I
5. To Death II
6. To Death III
7. Sheol
8. Dance Of Death (Pre-listening)
9. Epilogue

Jan Jämsen (ex-Finntroll) is featured as guest vocalist on track #3 and #9, guest percussionist Mikael Norrgård is featured on track #1 and guest musician Tobias Tåg (Thoby Loth) is playing the reed instruments on track #6.

UNDERJORD mixes together the powerful elements of doom, death metal and dark experimental music to create a unique and crushing artistic vision.

Pre-order "Sheol" now on iTunes and get the instant grat single "Dance Of Death" instantly: http://geni.us/UNDJRDSheoliTunes

UNDERJORD's debut album "Sheol" will be released on August 22, 2014 via Massacre Records and is going to be available for an attractive newcomer price!

04.08.2014
BLOOD GOD: Album Track-By-Track

Only a couple of days to go until BLOOD GOD’s new album will be released.

BLOOD GOD mastermind Thomas Gurrath now spoke about each track on "Blood Is My Trademark":

Slaughterman (Video clip)
The 6 minutes long album opener. Judas Priest riffs, fast, mean lyrics about the Slaughterman. He’s a Blood God, who’s leading a disgusting slaughterhouse for men, women and children in the future. We’ve recently shot a video clip for the song.

Monstermaker
The Monstermaker is a lone and sick monster, who’s building an army of abnormal creatures in the pits of hell. The song’s is a fast neck-breaker with a slow interlude and a sick solo. Debauchery style :-)

Defenders Of The Throne Of Fire
A groovy monster in the vein of AC/DC. The good dragons of Eden are a bulwark against all evil. Unconquerable demon hunters, who give the creatures of hell what they deserve: a fiery death. Their leader is sitting on the throne of fire. This song’s my personal favorite and that’s why we’re going to shoot our second video for this song.

Warhordes From The Underworld
This song has it all, a great chorus, heavy verses and a fantastic solo. That’s probably why our record company as well as our guitarist love this song so much. I’m really impressed by the hook of the song, written by my guitarist. Well done, dude.

Carnager
Another song about a sick freak. The Carnager is going to bring us the horrible zombie plague in the future und will attack all humans. It’s almost a thrash song or a heavy Priest track. You could easily put the version with the monster voice on a Debauchery album and no one would notice it.

Sexy Music For Sexy People
This song could also be featured on the previous album. It’s smash hit. It’s straight, with a shuffle rhythm and you can also sing-along. A song which would be a fantastic single release. But that’s exactly why it won’t get a video with naked girls in it.

Blood Is My Trademark
The title track. A groovy mid-tempo song. I don’t know why, but you’ll hear blood is my trademark exactly 5 times in the final chorus. Just like in a song by the Rolling Stones.

World Of Blood Gods
The beginning is very Maiden-like, melodic, calm… ‘til you reach the old-school hard rock chorus. I like it, it goes straight forward then. Without any bells and whistles. The main riff could’ve also been part of a slow Debauchery track.

Mr. Kill
This song was a tough cookie - it was a lot of hard work until we managed to combine the hard rock part with the metal part. This track sounds different than the other fast songs on the album.

Dragonbeasts Are Rising
It’s almost… epic. 7 minutes about dragons and fire. It’s our personal "For Those About To Rock". Not as good as AC/DC’s but we’re close to it.


Pre-order "Blood Is My Trademark" now on iTunes and get the instant grat single "Slaughterman" instantly: http://geni.us/BloodGodBIMTitunes

BLOOD GOD's new album "Blood Is My Trademark" will be released on August 15, 2014 via Massacre Records and will also be available as limited edition digipak with an exclusive bonus CD that features the whole record sung with the DEBAUCHERY monster voice.
The limited and numbered vinyl LP will be released on August 29, 2014 also via Massacre Records.

04.08.2014
SPOTIFY: Forgotten Jewels Playlist

Time for a new Spotify playlist, you guys!

This time it's all about "Forgotten jewels and some hits from the gutter".

The playlist currently features more than 60 songs from bands like Obituary, Saint Vitus, Danzig, Legion Of The Damned, Halcyon Way, Johnny Cash or Pretty Maids.

Follow and listen to the playlist here:

01.08.2014
MASSACRE RECORDS: Label Of The Month

Hooray! We're label of the month August 2014 on Amazon.de!

Some people already know what this means: A FREE Massacre Records sampler is waiting for you!

The digital sampler is available here => http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00LT8RC2G <= and you can get it all August long - completely FOR FREE!

The sampler offers a fine selection taken from our label's repertoire - you'll find death metal (Eisregen) as well as dark/gothic metal (Ewigheim), folk metal (Arven/Thyrien) or traditional heavy metal of all sorts (Mystic Prophecy, Metal Inquisitor, Stormwarrior, etc.) - buckle up and enjoy the ride!

But wait, there's more!

There are also more than 80(!) digital Massacre Records releases available for a very special price!

You'll find them here: http://bit.ly/MasRecLOTM

We're talking about albums from Debauchery, Unherz, Eisregen, Hatriot, Gloryful and Elm Street but also classics from Solitude Aeturnus, Human Fortress, Resurrection and many more!

Unfortunately, you can only download MP3s from Amazon.de if you're located in Germany, Austria or Switzerland.

Enjoy this fantastic sampler und spread the word that Massacre Records is label of the month in August 2014 on Amazon.de!

MASSACRE RECORDS label of the month on Amazon.de - free sampler and fantastic bargains are waiting for you. Click here!

25.07.2014
CRYSTAL EYES + REAPER: Albums Out Now

CRYSTAL EYES' new album "Killer" was mixed by Fredrik Nordström and mastered by Henrik Udd. Jan Yrlund is responsible for the cover artwork. The album is available for an attractive newcomer price.
Listen to the new song "Hail The Fallen" on http://youtu.be/Nzce6v9UJtQ

Stream and order your copy here:

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REAPER's new album "An Atheist Monument" was recorded and mixed by Michael "Mu" Murauer and mastered by Andy Horn. Jan Yrlund has created the cover artwork.
The album is also be available as limited and numbered gatefold vinyl LP.
The new song "Realms Of Chaos" is available in its entirety on http://youtu.be/iWwrDL54ZFw

Stream and order your copy here:

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25.07.2014
GLORYFUL: Drum Recordings Video

GLORYFUL posted an album teaser video about two weeks ago.

A new video clip featuring footage from the drum recordings of the band's latest album "Ocean Blade" is now available as well!

Watch the video here:

GLORYFUL's album "Ocean Blade" is available here:

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25.07.2014
CRYSTAL TEARS: Lyric Video

CRYSTAL TEARS new album "Hellmade" is available since almost 4 months!

The band has now released a lyric video, which is a bit different from the lyric videos from other bands you might have already seen.

Watch the "The Skies Are Bleeding" lyric video here:

CRYSTAL TEARS' album "Hellmade" is available here:

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CRYSTAL TEARS’ will go on "KillHammer Tour 2014" w/ Mystic Prophecy, FireForce and guests this fall. All dates are once again mentioned at the end of the lyric video.

25.07.2014
HALCYON WAY: Video Clip

HALCYON WAY have posted an official video clip for the new song "Web Of Lies"!

The clip was directed by Chance White of White Flame Studios.

Watch it here:

The song's off the band's upcoming album "Conquer", which will be released on September 19, 2014 via Massacre Records!

25.07.2014
THE PROPHECY²³: Promo Video + Tour Dates

THE PROPHECY²³ reveal album title, post promo video and announce tour dates

Our mosh thrash action heroes THE PROPHECY²³ have been very busy in the past few months!

The guys were recording their upcoming album "Untrue Like A Boss" at the Kohlekeller Studio with producer Kristian "Kohle" Kohlmannslehner.

A promo video, which features Hannes talking about the band and Kohle, Hannes and Phil sharing insights about the recordings is now available! People who've already seen the band live, will also see another familiar face!

Watch the "Untrue Like A Boss" promo video here:

The song you can hear in the background is called "Untrue To The Bone".

Snapshots from the recordings are available here: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152126589816304.1073741825.298162306303&type=3

THE PROPHECY²³ are - of course - promoting their upcoming album live, here are the already confirmed dates:

THE PROPHECY²³ - Untrue Like A Boss Tour 2014

26.07.2014 DE Heilbronn - Viel & Draußen Open Air
13.09.2014 DE Pforzheim - Kupferdächle
02.10.2014 DE Heilbronn - Bürgerhauskeller Böckingen
03.10.2014 DE Schweinfurt - Stattbahnhof
04.10.2014 CH Davos - Box
09.10.2014 DE Hamburg - Klubsen
10.10.2014 DE Flensburg - Roxy
11.10.2014 DE Karlsruhe - AKK
17.10.2014 AT Wien - Replugged
25.10.2014 DE Mönchzell - Lobbachhalle
07.11.2014 DE Heidelberg - Schwimmbad Club
08.11.2014 DE Nackarsulm - Gleis 3 (Blast Of Eternity)
15.11.2014 DE Leipzig - Halle 5
22.11.2014 DE Bad Rappenau - Mühltalhalle (Geschrubb & Geschepper Festival)
28.11.2014 DE Mannheim - Jugendkulturzentrum Forum

Further dates will be announced soon.

THE PROPHECY²³'s new album "Untrue Like A Boss" will be released on September 26, 2014 via Massacre Records!

19.07.2014
DUSKMACHINE: Lyric Video

DUSKMACHINE have posted a lyric video for the song "DuskMachine" off the band's s/t album, which was released almost a year ago via Massacre Records.

Enjoy the clip here:

Listen to and get DUSKMACHINE's s/t album here:

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18.07.2014
REAPER: Album Track-By-Track Commentary

REAPER's upcoming album "An Atheist Monument" will be released next week!

The band's lead vocalist and guitarist Daniel Zimmermann has now commented on each album track:

1. Hetoimasia
Found this nice Greek term on the internet when I was doing some research for the album. Fits perfectly - translated means something like "empty throne".

2. Realms Of Chaos (Pre-listening)
Our version of the old witchfinder general story. Did you ever wonder why ordinary people may turn into cruel beasts? Religion is the key.

3. Of Sheep And Shepherds
People who consider themselves as sheep certainly need shepherds. Found a lot of inspiration to this in Terry Pratchett's “Good Omens”, one of the most atheistic novels ever.

4. Horse Brigade
In fact this is more of a myth but in the early days of the Second World War, Polish cavalry attacked German tanks (known as charge at Krojanty) and were terribly defeated. So this illustrates the clash of  military arrogance and industrialized killing technology.

5. Hail The New Age
This is something all religions have in common, they promise wonderful times when some day every human being has turned into a believer.

6.Voice Within
Where is God located - in heaven or in your head or heart? It isn't any better either way because the voice within isn't a friendly voice at all.

7. 1943
In January 1943, the German 6th Army lost the Battle of Stalingrad and it became obvious that Germany had lost another war, but the greatest losses of human lives occurred in the following two years after this defeat.

8. Well Of Poison
Once again, religion itself is the source of all evil.

9. Taste My Revenge
A wonderful thing about music is that you can defend yourself against insults and false incrimination without being physically violent. Just a musical way to say "F..k you!".

10. Ship Of Fools
Do you remember "Life Of Brian"? I've always loved that scene in Jerusalem where there were prophets preaching on every corner. That's the way it is, JC was just one amongst many others and the simple truth is that we are responsible for our own deeds.

11. Fields Of Joy
Basically a re-recording of an old track. We've always thought the original recording was too slow - this one's more like the live version.

12. La Tristesse
Somehow I like French titles, this one goes along with the music and lyrics very well. It's deepest depression turned into sound and it's the first time ever we've added a female voice to a song.

REAPER's new album "An Atheist Monument" will be released on July 25, 2014 and is also available as limited and numbered gatefold vinyl LP!

18.07.2014
HALCYON WAY: Artwork + Release Shows

HALCYON WAY recently revealed the album artwork of their upcoming album "Conquer".

Singer Steve Braun commented on the new album:

"We are super stoked about how this entire album has come out, from music down to the artwork. Once again our good friend Travis Smith has taken our basic artwork concept and made it into a masterpiece. The artwork visually shows the struggles we as a band have faced and how it could have destroyed us, yet at the same time shows how we've emerged from the rubble as a solid unit ready to conquer ANY obstacle in our way. For us we raised the bar with 'Building The Towers' back in 2010, and with the new album 'Conquer' we've surpassed our wildest dreams."

HALCYON WAY also announced two release shows, which will take place in Nashville and Atlanta:

16.08.2014 US Nashville, TN - The Rutledge
23.08.2014 US Atlanta, GA - The 120 Tavern & Music Hall

HALCYON WAY's new album "Conquer" will be released in late September 2014 via Massacre Records!

18.07.2014
BURDEN OF GRIEF: Album Out Now

BURDEN OF GRIEF's new album "Unchained" was produced by Dan Swanö and comes with an artwork created by Gustavo Sazes. It's also available as limited edition digipak w/ 2 exclusive bonus tracks!
The title track is available for streaming on YouTube.

Stream and get your copy here:

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EMP
Amazon CD
Amazon CD Digipak
Amazon MP3 - DE/AT/CH only!
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Google Play Store

18.07.2014
CRYSTAL EYES: Track List

CRYSTAL EYES' new album "Killer" was mixed by Fredrik Nordström and mastered by Henrik Udd and features the following tracks:

1. Killer
2. Warrior
3. Hail The Fallen (Pre-listening)
4. Solar Mariner
5. Forgotten Realms
6. Spotlight Rebel
7. The Lord Of Chaos
8. Dreamers On Trial
9. Dogs On Holy Ground

The artwork’s been created by Jan Yrlund.

The first reviews are already in and the press seems to like the Swedes:

Powermetal.de - 7.5/10
Metalnews.de - 4.5/7
Stormbringer.at - 3/5
Dangerdog.com - 4.5/5.0

CRYSTAL EYES’ new album  "Killer" will be released on July 25, 2014 via Massacre Records and is available for an attractive newcomer price!

18.07.2014
SPOTIFY: Thrash Metal Overdose Playlist

"Thrash 'Til Death" are the words you live by?    

Band names like Darkane, Exodus, HateSphere, Hatriot, Overkill or Lost Society make you drool uncontrollably?

Well, what are you waiting for then?

Go ahead and listen to our "Thrash Metal Overdose" playlist:

Just like our other playlists, it will be updated regularly!

15.07.2014
July 18th + 25th Releases: Song Snippets

BURDEN OF GRIEF's new album "Unchained" will be released on July 18, 2014. It was produced by Dan Swanö and comes with an artwork created by Gustavo Sazes. It will also be available as limited edition digipak w/ 2 exclusive bonus tracks!
The title track is available for streaming on YouTube.

CRYSTAL EYES' new album "Killer" will be released on July 25, 2014. It was mixed by Fredrik Nordström and mastered by Henrik Udd. Jan Yrlund is responsible for the cover artwork.
The album will be available for an attractive newcomer price.
Listen to the new song "Hail The Fallen" on YouTube.

REAPER's new album "An Atheist Monument" will be released on July 25, 2014! It was recorded and mixed by Michael "Mu" Murauer and mastered by Andy Horn. Jan Yrlund has created the cover artwork.
The album will also be available as limited and numbered gatefold vinyl LP.
The new song "Realms Of Chaos" is available in its entirety on YouTube.

11.07.2014
GLORYFUL: 'Ocean Blade' Teaser

GLORYFUL's latest album "Ocean Blade" is out since approx. 2.5 months!

The band has now posted an album teaser brimful with song snippets and other useful information, like selected reviews or upcoming live dates!

Watch the video here:

"Ocean Blade" @ Spotify
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11.07.2014
BLOOD GOD: New Video Clip

A lot of you have certainly waited for a brand new song off BLOOD GOD's upcoming album "Blood Is My Trademark", right?

Well, we've got fantastic news for you!

BLOOD GOD proudly present the video clip for the album opener "Slaughterman", which is available here:

"Blood Is My Trademark" was recorded and mixed by Dennis Ward. Adrian Smith is responsible for the cover artwork.

A short album teaser is available HERE.

Keep your eyes open regarding a track-by-track commentary, that will be released soon!

BLOOD GOD's new album "Blood Is My Trademark" will be released on August 15, 2014 via Massacre Records and will also be available as limited edition digipak with an exclusive bonus CD that features the whole record sung with the DEBAUCHERY monster voice.

11.07.2014
SCHWARZER ENGEL: Exclusive Headliner Show

SCHWARZER ENGEL have announced an exclusive headliner show in Stuttgart, Germany, this fall!

The concert will take place at the venue Zentral is presented by Orkus:

07.11.2014 DE Stuttgart - Club Zentral (Flyer)

The pre-sale has already started! Get your tickets at an official box office of your choice or HERE.

There will also be a signing session with the band after the gig!

11.07.2014
July 18th + 25th Releases: Pre-order Links

BURDEN OF GRIEF's new album "Unchained" will be released on July 18, 2014. It was produced by Dan Swanö and comes with an artwork created by Gustavo Sazes. It will also be available as limited edition digipak w/ 2 exclusive bonus tracks!
The title track is available for streaming on YouTube.

Pre-order your copy here:

MetalMerchant
MetalMailorder (ebay)
SCR Metal Shop
Nuclear Blast Online Shop
EMP
Amazon CD
Amazon CD Digipak
Amazon MP3 - DE/AT/CH only!
iTunes

CRYSTAL EYES' new album "Killer" will be released on July 25, 2014. It was mixed by Fredrik Nordström and mastered by Henrik Udd. Jan Yrlund is responsible for the cover artwork.
The album will be available for an attractive newcomer price.
Listen to the new song "Hail The Fallen" on YouTube.

Pre-order your copy here:

MetalMerchant
MetalMailorder (ebay)
SCR Metal Shop
Nuclear Blast Online Shop
EMP
Amazon CD
Amazon MP3 - DE/AT/CH only!
iTunes

REAPER's new album "An Atheist Monument" will be released on July 25, 2014! It was recorded and mixed by Michael "Mu" Murauer and mastered by Andy Horn. Jan Yrlund has created the cover artwork.
The album will also be available as limited and numbered gatefold vinyl LP.
The new song "Realms Of Chaos" is available in its entirety on YouTube.

Pre-order your copy here:

MetalMerchant
MetalMailorder (ebay)
SCR Metal Shop
Nuclear Blast Online Shop
EMP
Amazon CD
Amazon LP
Amazon MP3 - DE/AT/CH only!
iTunes

11.07.2014
ARVEN + STORMWARRIOR: Guitarists Wanted

Two of our bands, ARVEN and STORMWARRIOR, are currently looking for a new guitarist!

Here's what they are looking for:

ARVEN

ARVEN is looking for a female guitarist, who plays the guitar very well and wants to have a lot of fun with four girls and the band's drummer Till.

The new guitarist should:

- be professional and very dedicated to what she's doing
- be relatively flexible with scheduling her time
- willing to sometimes spend her free time w/ the band on the weekend

The band offers:

- a rehearsal room in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
- songs (two released album, currently writing new material)
- gigs (both in Germany and abroad)
- a loyal fan base

If you think you're the right one to fill in Ines' position, get in touch with ARVEN via info@arvenmusic.com

A statement regarding Ines' departure is available on the band's website.

STORMWARRIOR

Since Alex decided to leave STORMWARRIOR, the band's looking for a new, permanent guitarist as well!

STORMWARRIOR didn’t name any special requirements they are looking for, except that the new guitarist should be located in Northern Germany.

Think you can walk in Alex' shoes? Get in touch with the band via contact@stormwarrior.de

STORMWARRIOR have also posted a short statement by Alex on facebook.

11.07.2014
SPOTIFY: Summer Breeze Warm Up Playlist

Only about a month to go until one of Germany's finest festivals, the Summer Breeze open air, will kick off!

This year's billing includes bands like Ahab, Behemoth, Down, Heaven Shall Burn, The Ocean or Blues Pills and it looks like there are still some tickets available!

Is there a better way to get in the mood for a festival than to listen to songs from the bands involved?

See, that's why we've compiled a fine, continuously updated Spotify playlist dubbed "Summer Breeze Festival Warm Up" for you!

Check it out and follow it on:

Check out the festival's website for further information: http://www.summer-breeze.de

11.07.2014
REBELLION: Live Footage

REBELLION played at Germany's Metal Diver Festival a few months ago and there are 2 live clips available that are living proof - enjoy!

"Kiew"

"Ala Germanica"

06.07.2014
New Signing: LONEWOLF

We're happy to announce the addition of LONEWOLF to the Massacre Records family!

The history of LONEWOLF, hailing from Grenoble (France), began back in 1992. They played true heavy metal since the very beginning and soon released several demo tapes as well as a 7'' and recorded even an album, which unfortunately never got released and is referred to as "the lost album". Following a bad experience with a French label, LONEWOLF split up in 1996.

They came back in 2000, along with the demo "March Into The Arena", which was re-released as the band's debut album via Goi Music in 2001.
The second album "Unholy Paradise" followed two years later. "Made In Hell" was released in 2008 via Eat Metal, followed by "The Dark Crusade" in 2009 (via Kathargo Records/Killer Metal Records). The band's latest albums are "Army Of The Damned" (2012, Napalm Records) and "The Fourth And Final Horseman" (2013, Napalm Records).

LONEWOLF were the first French band ever to play in Greece and were opening act for Grave Digger at their first gig in France. During the past decade, LONEWOLF went on headliner EU tour w/ Dragonsfire and Iron Fate in 2011 and were part of the "Wolfsnächte Tour" 2012, along with Powerwolf, Stormwarrior and Mystic Prophecy. They also played at festivals such as the Up The Hammers (GR), Headbangers Open Air (GER), Hard Rock Session (FR), Beastival (DE) or the Metalfest Open Airs (DE and AT).

LONEWOLF's new album "Cult Of Steel" will be released in autumn 2014 via Massacre Records!

Line-up:
Jens Börner - Guitar, Lead Vocals
Alex Hilbert - Lead Guitar
Rikki Mannhard - Bass
Bubu Brunner - Drums

http://www.facebook.com/lonewolfdivision
http://twitter.com/lonewolffrance

06.07.2014
HEVILAN: New Drummer

Good news from Brazil's heavy metal outfit HEVILAN!

The guys have a new, permanent drummer named Rafael Dyszy.

Dyszy started playing the drums at age 14 and was, among others, also taught by the well-known Brazilian drummer Edu Ribeiro.

Dyszy already joined HEVILAN on tour back in 2006 during the band's "Blinded" tour, but couldn't permanently join the band at that time.

HEVILAN recently announced a new gig, which is going to take place in Jandira, Brazil:

26.07.2014 BR Jandira (São Paulo) - Caveira Velha Rock Bar

HEVILAN's debut album "The End Of Time" is scheduled to be released later this year via Massacre Records.

06.07.2014
BURDEN OF GRIEF: Unchained Track-By-Track Pt. II

BURDEN OF GRIEF are going to release their new album "Unchained" in less than 2 weeks!

The band's guitarist Philipp Hanfland was now so kind to comment on each track that's been featured on the album - enjoy the second and final part below!

7. Your Heaven Is Gone
One of the album's oldest songs. Less melodies, but with amazing thrash metal and a lot of cool and groovy parts. We've already played this song live at a couple of gigs and the crowd enjoyed it a lot, so it will continue to be part of our live set list.

8. Turmoil To The Void
Another song written by Joe, which is pretty complex and multi-layered. I don't think that we'll play this song live, because of the various types of guitars that have been used in the studio. It's ok that we probably won't add it to our set list, because this way you can explore the song's complexity at home.

9. Black Evolution 666
Another catchy song that would be a great addition to the set list. Unfortunately, we've once again used various types of guitars here that would be missing live. That's why we haven't decided yet, if we're going to play a lean version of it live or not.

10. Another Way To Die (Bonus)
The oldest song on the album and also an exceptional one. It's a mid-tempo track with mean lyrics. Similar to our older songs "Smashed To Pieces", "Reborn", "The Nightmare Within", etc., it's a song about a psychopath killing people in a disturbing way. This song's part of the album's limited digipak edition.

11. Neon Knights (Bonus)
Actually, we didn't want to record a cover version for "Unchained", because we already recorded a bonus disc with 8 cover songs for our previous album "Follow The Flames. But shortly before we've entered the studio, our label asked us if we'd be interested to contribute a song to a special release. That's why we decided to record this song as a cover, because it's one of the faster songs by Black Sabbath and we can do the cover our way. In retrospect, I'm happy that this song is part of "Unchained".

BURDEN OF GRIEF's new album "Unchained" will be released on July 18, 2014 via Massacre Records and will also be available as limited edition digipak with two exclusive bonus tracks!

06.07.2014
BURDEN OF GRIEF: Unchained Track-By-Track Pt. I

BURDEN OF GRIEF are going to release their new album "Unchained" in less than 2 weeks!

The band's guitarist Philipp Hanfland was now so kind to comment on each track that's been featured on the album - enjoy the first part below!

1. Awaken The Nightmare
It was clear that this song will be the album's opener due to its concise first few seconds. Out of all songs off the album, "Awaken The Nightmare" is the only song I'm not able to put a label on, musically speaking. I'm also not able to compare it to other bands, which isn't a bad thing at all in the end, don't you think?

2. Unchained
One of the first songs we've written for the album and one of the strong ones as well. That's why we decided pretty early that this one's going to be the title track. Our drummer Robb came up with the song's basic structure and Joe refined the riffs. A pretty unusual way to write a song, I know, but it wasn't the first time we did it this way.

3. Sounds Of Desperation
The last song we wrote for the album. It’s imple and catchy, but also very effective. We've used a Hammond organ in the solo parts, as well as in other parts. Once again pretty unusual for a band like us. But we already used the Hammond organ on our last album and we think it's really cool.

4. Operation Eagle Eye
It took us really long to finish this song. I think every band has already been in a similar situation. The main structure is finished, but something's missing. For us, it was a thrilling refrain. At the end of our songwriting process, Joe came up with the song's refrain and suddenly everything has come full circle. By the way, this song's about the NSA...

5. Fearless Heart
An unusual song, but it's making a difference. The main idea came once again from our drummer Robb, who suggested the cowbell part. At first we weren't sure if it would suit us. But I had a lot of groovy rock riffs in mind and so we made a song that turned out amazing, if you ask me.

6. The Final Chapter
Another song written by Joe, whose songwriting process differs from mine. My songs are usually more straight and catchier, whereas his songs are more multi-layered and complex. Both is interesting and it’s one of the reasons for our album's musical variety. "The Final Chapter" is one of the best songs on "Unchained", if you ask me.

BURDEN OF GRIEF's new album "Unchained" will be released on July 18, 2014 via Massacre Records and will also be available as limited edition digipak with two exclusive bonus tracks!

05.07.2014
SPOTIFY: Hymns Of Death Metal

Are you in the mood for death metal today?

So are we and that's why we've added a "Hymns Of Death Metal" playlist to our Spotify account!

Listen to and follow it here:

Spotify URI: spotify:user:massacrerecords:playlist:3MAaH3Rm33I4Ki5IV1tqJX

The playlist features bands like Illdisposed, Massacre, Sinister, Kataklysm, Vader, Disbelief or Entombed and will continuously be updated.

By the way, this is our profile: http://open.spotify.com/user/massacrerecords

27.06.2014
New Playlist On SPOTIFY

Another week, another new Spotify playlist for your listening pleasure!

This time, we offer you a fine selection of "The Best Of Female-Fronted Metal" - including bands like Lacuna Coil, Blues Pills, Elysion, Holy Moses, Coronatus, The Gathering and many more!
Of course, we’ll update this playlist from time to time.

Spotify URI: spotify:user:massacrerecords:playlist:1NiHVGgdJDGkx2h9BTX6w5

Enjoy!

Don't forget to follow us on http://open.spotify.com/user/massacrerecords

27.06.2014
HATRIOT: Tour Cancellation

HATRIOT fans, we don't have good news for you!

HATRIOT are sorry to announce, that they won't go on tour with Artillery and Onslaught in July.

Here's a statement, taken from the band's facebook page:

"Due to circumstances out of our control Hatriot is not going to be able to do the tour with Onslaught and Artillery next month. Thank you and sorry to all the fans out in Europe that were looking forward to seeing us. We will be back in due time."

In an interview w/ Dave from MetalRecusants, Zetro also said:

[About the tour being cancelled] "We had nothing to do with that, Onslaught and Artillery pulled off the bill, since we were supposed to be the opener, we couldn’t go over there and play those shows, it wasn’t monetarily feasible for us to do. We were barely gonna break even on that tour anyway, we just wanted to do it for the fans but when they (Onslaught and Artillery) pulled out, we really couldn’t consider going solo, especially with all the great festivals going on. We know we aren’t strong enough yet to pull that off ourselves so we had to abort. I know they (Onslaught and Artillery) left the UK tour dates open for themselves but there wasn’t enough juice for us to pay for the flight, hotel accommodations, whatnot so we really needed those European dates to pull the whole trek off.

We’re extremely disappointed we lost those dates, and I want to repeat again that even though I’m in Exodus now I’m still doing Hatriot, I’m not letting that go, there’s been a lot of voices out there lately saying I’m gonna let it go and I’m not. The band’s (Hatriot) working on some new stuff right now and I plan on writing new lyrics when I’m out on tour with Exodus, Suicidal Tendencies and Slayer."

The complete interview is available HERE.

HATRIOT's latest album "Dawn Of The New Centurion" is out now via Massacre Records.

27.06.2014
June 27th Releases Out Now

ILLDISPOSED's new album "With The Lost Souls On Our Side" was produced, mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen at the Antfarm Studio. Lasse Hoile is responsible for the album artwork. You can listen to the new song "Light In The Dark" HERE.
The album is also available as limited edition digipak with two exclusive bonus tracks!
It will also be released on limited and numbered brown (ltd. 100), clear (ltd. 200) and black (ltd. 200) vinyl via Supreme Chaos Records on August 15, 2014.

Stream and buy your copy here:

Spotify

MetalMerchant
Metal Mailorder
Massacreshop @ Amazon
SCR Metal Shop
Nuclear Blast Online Shop
EMP
Amazon CD
Amazon CD Digipak
Amazon MP3
Deezer
Google Play Music
iTunes

LEHMANN's debut album "Lehmanized" was recorded, mixed and mastered by Mat Lehmann. Vladimir Chebakov is responsible for the cover artwork. Listen to the new song "The Secret" HERE.
The album is available for an attractive newcomer price.

Stream and buy your copy here:

Spotify

MetalMerchant
Metal Mailorder
Massacreshop @ Amazon
SCR Metal Shop
Nuclear Blast Online Shop
EMP
Amazon CD
Amazon MP3
Google Play Music
iTunes

UNHERZ's new album "Sturm & Drang" was produced by Kristian "Kohle" Kohlmannslehner at the Kohlekeller Studios. Ralf Remus is responsible for the cover artwork.
Listen to the new song "Der Für Dich" in its entirety HERE.
The album is also available as limited edition digipak with two exclusive bonus tracks!

Stream and buy your copy here:

Spotify

MetalMerchant
Metal Mailorder
Massacreshop @ Amazon
SCR Metal Shop
Nuclear Blast Online Shop
EMP
Amazon CD
Amazon CD Digipak
Amazon MP3
Deezer
Google Play Music
iTunes

27.06.2014
REAPER: Artwork + New Song

REAPER recorded the band's upcoming Massacre Records' debut "An Atheist Monument" from January 'til March 2014 at the Mu-Studio in Eschwege, Germany.

The band has now uploaded a video with impressions from the album recordings!

The video also includes snippets from songs off the upcoming album. For example, you can see Daniel sing the first verse of "Horse Brigade", Daniel and Benni recording the rhythm guitars for "Voice Within", Jan recording the drums for "Ship Of Fools" and a lot more!

Enjoy the studio clip here:

Hungry for more? We've got you covered!

You can also listen to the brand new song "Realms Of Chaos" here:

The cover artwork of "An Atheist Monument" was designed by Jan Yrlund of Darkgrove Design.

REAPER's new album "An Atheist Monument" will also be available as limited edition gatefold vinyl LP and is set to be released on July 25, 2014 via Massacre Records!

19.06.2014
June 27th Releases: Snippets + Pre-order Links

ILLDISPOSED's new album "With The Lost Souls On Our Side" was produced, mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen at the Antfarm Studio. Lasse Hoile is responsible for the album artwork. You can listen to the new song "Light In The Dark" HERE.
The album will also be available as limited edition digipak with two exclusive bonus tracks!
It will also be released on limited and numbered brown (ltd. 100), clear (ltd. 200) and black (ltd. 200) vinyl via Supreme Chaos Records on August 15, 2014.

Album snippets:

Pre-order your copy here:

MetalMerchant
Metal Mailorder
SCR Metal Shop
Nuclear Blast Online Shop
EMP
Amazon CD
Amazon CD Digipak
Amazon MP3
iTunes

LEHMANN's debut album "Lehmanized" was recorded, mixed and mastered by Mat Lehmann. Vladimir Chebakov is responsible for the cover artwork. Listen to the new song "The Secret" HERE.
The album will be available for an attractive newcomer price.

Album snippets:

Pre-order your copy here:

MetalMerchant
Metal Mailorder
SCR Metal Shop
Nuclear Blast Online Shop
EMP
Amazon CD
Amazon MP3
iTunes

UNHERZ's new album "Sturm & Drang" was produced by Kristian "Kohle" Kohlmannslehner at the Kohlekeller Studios. Ralf Remus is responsible for the cover artwork.
Listen to the new song "Der Für Dich" in its entirety HERE.
The album will also be available as limited edition digipak with two exclusive bonus tracks!

Album snippets:

Pre-order your copy here:

MetalMerchant
Metal Mailorder
SCR Metal Shop
Nuclear Blast Online Shop
EMP
Amazon CD
Amazon CD Digipak
Amazon MP3
iTunes

All new albums by ILLDISPOSED, LEHMANN and UNHERZ will be released on June 27, 2014 via Massacre Records!

 

19.06.2014
New Playlist On SPOTIFY

We've promised you to add new playlists to our Spotify profile from time to time.

The latest playlist's entitled "TrueFu***n Heavy Metal" and features bands such as Sabaton, Helloween, Gloryful, Primal Fear, Blind Guardian, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Running Wild, Edgedown, Wizard and many more!

Enjoy!

Don't forget to follow us on Spotify

13.06.2014
BURDEN OF GRIEF: Artwork + New Song

BURDEN OF GRIEF are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year and releasing a brand new album next month!

"Unchained" was produced by Dan Swanö. Gustavo Sazes is responsible for the cover artwork.

The title track is now available for streaming in its entirety here:

A track-by-track commentary will be published soon!

BURDEN OF GRIEF's new album "Unchained" will be released on July 18, 2014 via Massacre Records and will also be available as limited edition digipak with two exclusive bonus tracks!

13.06.2014
BLOOD GOD: Album Teaser + Tour

BLOOD GOD will release their new album "Blood Is My Trademark" in mid-August!

The album was recorded and mixed by Dennis Ward. Adrian Smith is responsible for the cover artwork!

The band has now released a short teaser trailer. Enjoy it here:

Make sure you don't miss BLOOD GOD and DEBAUCHERY on tour this fall/winter:

Blood Gods Over Europe
w/ BLOOD GOD, DEBAUCHERY + Guests

03.10.2014 DE Gadenstedt - Black Hand Inn
04.10.2014 DE Zwickau - Club Seilerstrasse
10.10.2014 DE Aschaffenburg - JUKUZ
23.10.2014 DE Hamburg - MarX
24.10.2014 DE Berlin - K17
25.10.2014 DE Rostock - Alte Zuckerfabrik
31.10.2014 DE Nürnberg - Rockfabrik
01.11.2014 CH Siebnen - District 28
07.11.2014 DE Tannheim - Schwarzer Adler Egelsee
14.11.2014 AT Graz - Explosiv
15.11.2014 AT Wien - Escape
21.11.2014 DE München - Backstage
22.11.2014 DE Essen - Turock
28.11.2014 DE Aalen - Rock It
29.11.2014 DE Erfurt - From Hell
26.12.2014 DE Stuttgart - Universum
27.12.2014 DE Donaueschingen - Delta Tau Chi - Animal House

BLOOD GOD's new album "Blood Is My Trademark" will be released on August 15, 2014 via Massacre Records and will also be available as limited edition digipak with an exclusive bonus CD that features the whole record sung with the DEBAUCHERY monster voice!

13.06.2014
CRYSTAL EYES: Artwork + New Song

CRYSTAL EYES are going to release their 7th album next month!

"Killer" was mixed by Fredrik Nordström and mastered by Henrik Udd at Studio Fredman.

The cover artwork's created by Jan Yrlund (Darkgrove Design).

Wanna listen to a brand new song by the Swedes?

Enjoy "Hail The Fallen", the 3rd song off the upcoming album "Killer", here:

CRYSTAL EYES' new album "Killer" is set to be released on July 25, 2014 via Massacre Records and will be available for an attractive newcomer price!

13.06.2014
LEHMANN: EU Tour

We've got fantastic news for you!

LEHMANN will hit the road with Dark Tranquillity this fall! Amoral and Acyl will join them.

Here are all confirmed dates so far:

Uniformity Tour
w/ Dark Tranquillity, LEHMANN, Amoral, Acyl

06.11.2014 DE Berlin - K17
07.11.2014 DK Aalborg - Studenterhuset (Aalborg Metal Fest)
08.11.2014 NL Sneek - Poppodium Het Bolwerk
11.11.2014 FR Paris - Le Trabendo
12.11.2014 CH Luzern - Konzerthaus Schüür
13.11.2014 IT Romagnano Sesia - Rock 'N' Roll Arena
14.11.2014 IT Pinarella Di Cervia - Rock Planet Club
15.11.2014 AT Wien - Szene
16.11.2014 HU Budapest - Club 202
17.11.2014 DE Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
18.11.2014 DE München - Backstage
19.11.2014 CZ Plzeň - Šeříkova
20.11.2014 PL Wroclaw - Alibi Club
21.11.2014 DE Jena - F-Haus
22.11.2014 DE Münster - Sputnikhalle
23.11.2014 DE Köln - Kantine

LEHMANN's new album "Lehmanized" will be available for an attractive newcomer price and is set to be released on June 27, 2014 via Massacre Records!

06.06.2014
New Signing: NOMANS LAND

We're happy to introduce you to NOMANS LAND from Russia!

The band was formed in 1996, focussing on doom metal in the earlier years, soon starting to  play viking metal instead.

NOMANS LAND released its debut album "Last Son Of The Fjord" in 2000 via Fono Ltd, followed by numerous local gigs both in clubs and at festivals.

Right after the release, the drummer and bassist of NOMANS LAND left the band. But they soon got replaced and since that time the line-up, consisting of Sigurd (clean vocals, guitar), Torvald (guitar), Ainar (drums) and Hjervard (bass), hasn't changed much, except for some temporary departures.

The band's following studio albums include "Hammerfrost" (2005), "Raven Flight" (2006) and "Farnord" (2009), all via Einheit Produktionen, as well as the self-released "Last Crusade" (2013).

The band toured in Europe in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and already played at festivals such as Ragnarök Festival, Black Troll Winterfest or Germany’s Wave-Gotik-Treffen.

Regarding the band's sound, NOMANS LAND stated:

"Clinging, beautiful guitar melodies force you to feel the spirit of the Viking era and lets you plunge into the cruel atmosphere of the past, but at the same time you will also be surprised by the beauty of the North."

NOMANS LAND's new album is expected to be released later this year via Massacre Records!

Line-up:

Sigurd - Guitar, Clean Vocals
Hjervard - Bass, Screams
Ainar - Drums
Alex - Guitar, Clean Vocals

http://www.facebook.com/nomanslandofficial
http://www.youtube.com/nomanslandrus

06.06.2014
New Signing: HALCYON WAY

We're happy to announce the signing of HALCYON WAY from Atlanta, Georgia!

The band was founded in 2001 and released its successful debut album "A Manifesto For Domination" in 2008 (via Nightmare Records).

HALCYON WAY started working on the second album "Building The Towers" in 2009, which was released in autumn 2010, once again receiving fantastic reviews.
"IndoctriNation", the band's third album, followed in late 2011.

In spring 2012, HALCYON WAY went on their largest tour yet, which led them through 9 countries in Europe and the UK, along with Delain.
Another highlight in the band's live history is the 2-week US/Canada tour with U.D.O. in April 2013, the 32-day US/Canada tour as direct support for Saxon and Fozzy as well as support shows for Fates Warning in the US.

HALCYON WAY's sound cannot be neatly slotted into any sub-category of metal; but it can be described as heavy, catchy, technical, and above all, focused on mature songcraft.

The band draws influences and inspiration from many metal bands from Megadeth to Dream Theater, Testament or Chimaira.

The focus of the songwriting is on catchy hooks, vocal harmonies à la King’s X or Stryper, and on heavy, technical, but ultimately accessible instrumentation.

Although these are many disparate influences, the net result is a brand of metal that is immediately familiar and comfortable to the listener, yet strangely hard to define.

HALCYON WAY’s upcoming album "Conquer" is set to be released later this year via Massacre Records!

Line-up:

Steve Braun - Vocals
Jon Bodan - Lead Guitars, Backing Vocals, Death Vocals
Ernie Topran - Lead Drums
Max Eve - Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals
Skyler Moore - Bass Guitar, Death Vocals

http://www.halcyonway.com
http://www.facebook.com/halcyonway
http://www.twitter.com/halcyonway
http://www.youtube.com/user/hwmetal

06.06.2014
LEHMANN: 'Lehmanized' Track List

LEHMANN'S debut album "Lehmanized" will be released pretty soon!

The band has now revealed the album's track list, which looks like this:

1. Equilibrium
2. The Secret
3. Like A Rock
4. Lehmanized
5. Let Me Pray
6. Gemini
7. Sunday I’ll Be Dead
8. Laid So Low (Tears For Fears Cover)

"Lehmanized" was recorded, mixed and mastered by Mat Lehmann. Vladimir Chebakov is responsible for the cover artwork.

You can already listen to the brand new song "The Secret" in its entirety here:

LEHMANN's new album "Lehmanized" will be available for an attractive newcomer price and is set to be released on June 27, 2014 via Massacre Records!

06.06.2014
CIRCLE OF CHAOS: New Video

CIRCLE OF CHAOS proudly present the brand new video clip for the song "Ascending Disorder"!

The clip was directed by David Lidestedt and shot in the same building the band rehearses.

Enjoy the video clip here:

The song’s taken from the band’s new album "Crossing The Line", which was recorded by HG Hogström at Studio Stora Skuggan in Stockholm and mixed and mastered at Audiogrind Studio by Linus Nirbrant (Amon Amarth, General Surgery).

06.06.2014
ILLDISPOSED: New Song + Track List

Are you ready for ILLDISPOSED’s new album?

It was produced, mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen at Denmark's Antfarm Studio.

It will be the first album with new drummer Kim Langkjær Jensen, who permanently joined the band in autumn 2013.

Lasse Hoile once again created the beautiful cover artwork. He is also responsible for the artwork of the band's previous records "1-800 Vindication", "Burn Me Wicked" and "There Is Light... But It's Not For Me".

ILLDISPOSED have now revealed the track list of the album, which will also be available as limited edition digipak with two exclusive bonus tracks:

01. Going Down
02. The Way We Choose
03. Light In The Dark
04. I Am What I Am
05. Tugging At Your Heart
06. A Dreaded Pursuer
07. To Be Dealt With
08. On A Clouded Morning
09. No More Devil To Show
10. The Plan
11. Life Equals Zero (Digipak Bonus Track)
12. Reversed (Digipak Bonus Track)

You can already listen to the new song "Light In The Dark" here:

The digipak’s bonus tracks are re-recorded versions of songs originally appearing on ILLDISPOSED's 1992 album "Four Depressive Seasons".

ILLDISPOSED's new album "With The Lost Souls On Our Side" is set to be released on June 27, 2014 via Massacre Records!

 
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Ultima Ratio Regis


The new and 4th album by the Northern German clasic metal heroes METAL INQUISITOR
Also available as limited and numbered gatefold vinyl LP (500 copies)!
Mix and mastering by Olof Wikstrand (Enforcer)
Old school heavy metal band with Iron Maiden-Steel plus NWOBHM and U.S. Metal touch!
Cover Artwork by Dimitar Nikolov

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