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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
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
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!

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

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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

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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
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
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!

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.

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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!

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
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"

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
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
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:

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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:

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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:

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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!

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!

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
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

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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!

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
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:

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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.

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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!

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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
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!

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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
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!

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
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

30.05.2014
New Signing: MAVERICK

Are you ready for a hard rockin', heavy hittin', ass kickin', dual guitar-wielding wrecking machine from Belfast, Northern Ireland?

Meet MAVERICK, everyone!

The band was formed in summer 2012 with the aim of writing music the way they wanted to hear it, combining elements from Skid Row, Van Halen, Whitesnake and Judas Priest.

MAVERICK already played with bands such as Love/Hate, Faster Pussycat, Tigertailz, members of Cinderella and White Lion. Fueled by their passion for music, the power of their live shows is not to be missed!

"Talk's Cheap", a 5-track EP that received fantastic reviews, was released in May 2013.

The band has forged a sound they can call their own, from ear-shattering screams and soaring vocals to ball-busting riffs and face-melting guitar solos.

MAVERICK recently finished the recordings of their upcoming debut album "Quid Pro Quo", which is set to be released in autumn/winter 2014 via Massacre Records!

Line-up:

David Balfour - Lead Vocals
Ryan Sebastian Balfour - Guitar
Ric Cardwell - Guitar
Richie Diver - Bass
Mike Ross - Drums

http://www.facebook.com/maverickbelfastuk
http://www.twitter.com/maverickbelfast
http://www.youtube.com/maverickbelfast

30.05.2014
DARKANE: Full Concert On YouTube

Philipp Koch & Oliver Laux from the video magazine Drumtalk attended DARKANE's gig at the Bibelot in Dordrecht, Netherlands, in mid-April and filmed the live band’s performance.

The band already posted the live video of the song "Ostracized", which is available HERE.

Due to the overwhelming response by the fans, DARKANE now decided to let Drumtalk upload the entire concert!

You can watch it here:

The set list looks like this:

01. The Sinister Supremacy
02. Innocence Gone
03. Insurrection is Imminent
04. Mechanically Divine
05. Chaos vs Order
06. Layers of Lies
07. Ostracized
08. Third
09. Convicted

DARKANE's latest album "The Sinister Supremacy" is out now via Massacre Records.

30.05.2014
New Signing: HEVILAN

Meet HEVILAN, one of the latest additions to our artist roster!

The history of HEVILAN from Brazil began back in 2005 when Johnny Moraes (guitar) decided to search for musicians that shared the same ideals and soon found Biek Yohaitus (bass) and Alex Pasqualle (vocals) to form a heavy metal group.

HEVILAN then released the well received 3-song EP "Blinded Faith", which was followed by the "Blinded Tour" through four Brazilian states and which included a gig at the Pedrock festival in Pedralva, Brazil.
Support gigs for Primal Fear (2006) and Dr. Sin (2007) also should be mentioned.

HEVILAN describe the band's sound as "dark, aggressive, but at the same time melodic".

After extensive touring, HEVILAN began to work on the band's debut album.
After the pre-production, Aquiles Priester (Hangar, ex-Angra) was announced as guest drummer on HEVILAN's upcoming album.

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

Line-up

Alex Pasqualle - Vocals
Johnny Moraes  - Guitar
Biek Yohaitus - Bass
Special Guest: Aquiles Priester - Drums

http://hevilan.com
http://www.facebook.com/Hevilan
http://www.youtube.com/hevilanofficial

30.05.2014
UNHERZ: Track List + Album Teaser

UNHERZ's upcoming album "Sturm & Drang" will be released in less than a month.

UNHERZ have now revealed the album's track list, which looks like this:

01. Intro
02. Der Für Dich
03. Zeugen Der Zeit
04. Pogobraut
05. Ein Lied Für Unsere Feinde
06. Der Erste Schritt
07. Wir Sind Hier
08. Drei Kreuze
09. Viva Rock N‘ Roll
10. Krieger Des Lebens
11. Minerva
12. Schmerz Neu Definiert (Live) [Digipak Bonus Track]
13. Seite An Seite (Live) [Digipak Bonus Track]

The band has also posted an album teaser trailer, created by Christopher Kellner, which is available here:

Kristian "Kohle" Kohlmannslehner produced "Sturm & Drang" at the Kohlekeller Studios. Ralf Remus is responsible for the cover artwork.

The video clip for the song "Der Für Dich" is available HERE.

UNHERZ will celebrate the release of the upcoming album with two release parties in Germany:

27.06.2014 DE Mannheim - 7er Club
28.06.2014 DE Kaiserslautern - Kammgarn

UNHERZ's new album "Sturm & Drang" will be released on June 27, 2014 via Massacre Records!

23.05.2014
MACBETH: New Drummer

MACBETH recently announced the departure of the band's drummer Simon Mengs.

Simon stated:

"I want to thank all fans and friends for numerous amazing gigs and the great time we spent together! It was always a pleasure to perform for you! And to my beloved friends and band mates from MACBETH: Onwards and upwards!"

MACBETH also expressed their gratitude and thanked him for the fantastic years they spent together.

Steffen Adolf (ex-Narziss) was introduced as MACBETH's new drummer!

A few impressions from MACBETH's first gig with new drummer Steffen are available HERE.

Don't miss MACBETH live:

23.05.2014 DE Weißenfels - Schlosskeller (In Flammen Open Air Warm Up)
07.06.2014 DE Hauptmannsgrün/Reichenbach - Chronical Moshers Open Air
27.09.2014 DE Dresden - 15 Jahre Heavy Duty Open Air
06.12.2014 DE Erfurt - From Hell

23.05.2014
EXCITER: Original Line-up Reunion

It's been a tough past months for EXCITER, filled with rumors regarding the departure of guitarist John Ricci or even the split of the band - fortunately none of this was true in the end.

John Ricci recently released the following statement to make things clear:

"Great news to all Exciter fans worldwide, myself and original members Dan Beehler and Allan Johnson have officially reunited! We intend performing our bone crushing neck-snapping speed metal in as many countries that will have us!

I also want to comment on my so-called 'retirement' which was posted on various sites on Feb.24 by the former Exciter members. I just want to say I never said I was going to retire . In my opinion this retirement announcement was fabricated exaggeration. What I did say is that 'I need a break from music' due to some rebellious behavior from one of the musicians in the band. So at this point all that B.S. is behind me and I am now focusing on delivering some new ear splitting brain rattling METAL with Dan and Allan!
I want to thank all the loyal and dedicated fans and music industry individuals that contacted me during this false retirement statement and offering their support and a positive outcome to a situation that was non-repairable."

EXCITER are celebrating their reunion at Germany's Keep It True festival in April 2015, which is - unfortunately - already sold out.

24.-25.04.2015 DE Lauda-Königshofen - Tauberfrankenhalle (Keep It True XVIII)

John Ricci about this gig:

"We hope to see you there! Our performance will consist of all the classics that established Exciter as one of the pioneers of speed and thrash."

He also stated that new material and a new release will eventually follow in the future!

23.05.2014
May 23rd Releases Out Now!

GOD'S ARMY A.D.'s self-titled debut was produced and mixed by John A.B.C. Smith and mastered by Christian Schmid and R.D. Liapakis at the Music Factory. Err Karr is responsible for the album artwork. The album is available for an attractive newcomer price.

Listen to and order your copy here:

Spotify
The MetalMerchant
Metal Mailorder
Massaccreshop @ Amazon

SCR Metal Shop
Nuclear Blast Online Shop
EMP
Amazon CD
Amazon MP3
iTunes
Deezer
Google Play Music

SINISTER's "The Post-Apocalyptic Servant" was produced by Jörg Uken at the Soundlodge Studio. Mike Hrubovcak is responsible for the cover artwork. The album is also available as limited edition digipak with bonus disc including three exclusive songs and a video clip. The limited vinyl LP version will be released on June 27, 2014.

Listen to and order your copy here:

Spotify
The MetalMerchant
Metal Mailorder
Massaccreshop @ Amazon

SCR Metal Shop
Nuclear Blast Online Shop
EMP
Amazon Digi CD
Amazon CD
Amazon MP3
iTunes
Deezer
Google Play Music

VENI DOMINE's "Light" was produced and mixed in Stockholm by Torbjörn Weinesjö at the Room Of Doom and mastered by Erik Marthinsen at the Skyline Studio. Fredrik Sjöholm, the band's vocalist, is responsible for the cover artwork.

Listen to and order your copy here:

Spotify
The MetalMerchant
Metal Mailorder
Massaccreshop @ Amazon

SCR Metal Shop
Nuclear Blast Online Shop
EMP
Amazon CD
Amazon MP3
iTunes
Deezer
Google Play Music

23.05.2014
BURDEN OF GRIEF: New Album

2014 is a special year for BURDEN OF GRIEF!

"We will celebrate our 20th anniversary! That’s a goddamn long time, and we never ever thought to survive 2 decades. But we did - and to get little bit sentimental - we did it pretty good in our opinion: 5 records and hundreds of shows all over Europe. But much more important for us is the view ahead. We will celebrate our 20th anniversary with a brand new record!"

Meanwhile, BURDEN OF GRIEF finished the recordings of the band's upcoming album and already received the first rough mix from Dan Swanö, who is responsible for the mix and the mastering of the album!

The band also revealed that Gustavo Sazes - who has worked with bands such as Legion Of The Damned, Elysion, Arch Enemy or Sonic Syndicate - will once again create the cover artwork!

BURDEN OF GRIEF's 6th album is entitled "Unchained" and will be released in July 2014 via Massacre Records.

16.05.2014
LEHMANN: Album Artwork + New Song

LEHMANN's debut album "Lehmanized" is going to be released next month!

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

The album will contain a cover of a song originally by Tears For Fears and will also feature performances by the guest musicians Blaze Bayley and Claudio Tirincanti.

Expect to listen to many different atmospheres on "Lehmanized", each song passes from different genres such as heavy metal, thrash, death and electronica, reminding of bands such as Strapping Young Lad, Testament, Pain, Rob Zombie and Rammstein.

Mat Lehmann's voice attracts all fans of Nevermore, Blaze Bayley and Devin Townsend and reaches a peak of intensity sound worthy of the masters of heavy metal as U.D.O. and Halford.

You can now 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!

15.05.2014
GLORYFUL: New Guitarist

GLORYFUL recently released its second album "Ocean Blade" via Massacre Records.

The band has now announced the departure of their guitarist Vito and already introduced his replacement:

"We are sad to say that Vito Papotto and Gloryful will go separate ways. This step was necessary regarding the projects and targets of Vito and Gloryful. This was no easy step for us at all. We’d like to thank Vito for the time together, his dedication and friendship.
We wish him all the best for the future."

Adrian Weiss, who has already filled in several times as a live stand in member and played guest guitar solos on "Ocean Blade", has now joined the band as new guitarist!

The band has also recently been confirmed for Germany's Out & Loud Festival.

Don't miss the opportunity to see them live here:

17.05.2014 DE Oer-Erkenschwick - JOE's (Mörchens Metal Meeting)
31.05.2014 DE Geiselwind - Eventzentrum Strohofer (Out & Loud Festival)
08.06.2014 DE Neuhagenbach (Nähe Schmalegg/Ravensburg) - Headbanger Night
21.06.2014 DE Uttenhofen - Aaargh Festival
18.07.2014 DE Kierspe-Rönsahl - Gut Haarbecke (Bäääm Festival)
19.07.2014 DE Neukirchen-Vluyn - Dong Open Air
26.07.2014 DE Essen - Viehofer Platz (Nord Open Air)
06.09.2014 DE Oetzen - Clubhaus Karlsgrün (MC Hägger Clubparty)
13.09.2014 DE Hamburg - Tipsy Apes Open Air
21.11.2014 DE Oberhausen - Helvete (Exile Festival)

15.05.2014
HATESPHERE: Tour w/ Finntroll

Good news for HATESPHERE fans!

The band recently published the following statement:

"We are happy to announce that we will be burning down most of Europe as main support for Finntroll on their "NATTFÖDD" 10 years anniversary tour. Also joining the tour will be Finland's Profane Omen!"

Here are the confirmed dates:

Finntroll Celebrating 10 Years "Nattfödd"
w/ Finntroll, HATESPHERE, Profane Omen

19.09.2014 DK Aarhus - VoxHall
20.09.2014 DE Hamburg - Markthalle (Hamburg Metal Dayz)
21.09.2014 DE Berlin - C-Club
22.09.2014 CZ Prague - Rock Café
23.09.2014 AT Wien - Viper Room Vienna
24.09.2014 SK Bratislava - Majestic Music Club
25.09.2014 HU Budapest - Club 202
26.09.2014 RO Timisoara - Club Daos
27.09.2014 RO Bucharest - Arenele Romane (Metalhead Meeting)
29.09.2014 SI Ljubljana - Gala Hala
30.09.2014 IT Bologna - Zona Roveri
01.10.2014 CH Luzern - Konzerhaus Schüür
02.10.2014 FR Audincourt - Le Moloco
03.10.2014 FR Caen - Le Cargö
04.10.2014 UK London - The Dome Tufnell Park
05.10.2014 UK Bristol - The Fleece
06.10.2014 FR Paris - Le Divan Du Monde
07.10.2014 DE Bochum - Matrix
08.10.2014 DE Mühltal - Steinbruch-Theater
09.10.2014 DE Schwäbisch Hall - Kantine
10.10.2014 DE Straubing - Metal Invasion Festival
11.10.2014 DE Glauchau - Alte Spinnerei
12.10.2014 DE Hannover - Musikzentrum

HATESPHERE released their album "Murderlust" in September 2013 via Massacre Records.

15.05.2014
SINISTER: New Album On Vinyl

Good news for all vinyl fans out there!

SINISTER's upcoming album "The Post-Apocalyptic Servant" will also be released on vinyl!

But you have to be a bit more patient because the vinyl version will be released on June 27, 2014!

The CD/limited digipak and digital versions of the album will already be released on May 23, 2014.

The vinyl LP will feature a gatefold cover and will be limited to 500 numbered units!

SINISTER's "The Post-Apocalyptic Servant" was produced by Jörg Uken at the Soundlodge Studio. Mike Hrubovcak is responsible for the cover artwork.

Listen to the new song "The Burden Of Mayhem" off the upcoming album HERE.

15.05.2014
MYSTIC PROPHECY + CRYSTAL TEARS: Tour

We've got fantastic news for you!

MYSTIC PROPHECY and CRYSTAL TEARS have teamed up and will go on "KillHammer Tour 2014" together in October 2014! Fireforce will also join them.

Here are the dates:

KillHammer Tour 2014
w/ MYSTIC PROPHECY, CRYSTAL TEARS, FireForce + Guests

15.10.2014 DE Nürnberg - Rockfabrik Nürnberg
16.10.2014 DE Ottweiler - Club Schulz
17.10.2014 BE Mechelen - Club Kamikaze
18.10.2014 NL Geleen - De Reunie
19.10.2014 DE Rheine - Hypothalamus
20.10.2014 DE Hamburg - The Rock Café - St. Pauli
21.10.2014 DE Berlin - Blackland
23.10.2014 AT Wien - Viper Room Vienna
24.10.2014 DE Memmingen - Kaminwerk
25.10.2014 DE Wuppertal - Die Börse

CRYSTAL TEARS recently published a very special third album teaser, once again narrated by Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal of Guns N' Roses, which is available HERE.

MYSTIC PROPHECY's album "KillHammer" was released in September 2013 and CRYSTAL TEARS' album "Hellmade" in March 2014, both via Massacre Records.

 
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METAL INQUISITOR
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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