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23.09.2016
DARKWELL: Album Out Now

DARKWELL's new album "Moloch" is out now! Listen to and get your copy here:

Streaming

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Digital

• iTunes - http://geni.us/moloch
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15.09.2016
GUN BARREL: Line-up Changes

The line-up of GUN BARREL underwent a few changes recently. Following the departure of vocalist Patrick Sühl last month, Thomale Nathan stepped into his shoes.

Now the dirty metal rock 'n' roll outfit has welcomed another new band member: Guitarist Heiwi Esser!

The band stated:

"Heiwi 'Doc' Esser has joined our ranks on guitar! The composer and guitarist of Substyle, Shanai and Nathan/Esser will add yet another facet to Gun Barrel! His classic rock attitude matches us perfectly! Heiwi is an experienced musician and producer both in the studio and on stages worldwide, having supported bands like Slayer, Motörhead or In Extremo in the past."

GUN BARREL's line-up now consists of vocalist Thomale Nathan, guitarist Rolf Tanzius, guitarist Heiwi Esser, bassist Tomcat Kintgen and drummer Toni Pinciroli.

14.09.2016
CRYSTAL BALL: Chart Entry

Congratulations are in order for CRYSTAL BALL who have entered the Swiss albums chart at #31 with their new album "Déjà-Voodoo"!

This is the 5th chart entry overall for the Swiss melodic metal outfit, and also the highest chart entry ever!

CRYSTAL BALL's new album "Déjà-Voodoo" is out now, and will officially be released in the United States on October 7, 2016.

12.09.2016
AETERNITAS: Lyric Video

The symphonic metal outfit AETERNITAS already released the artwork and the tracklisting of their upcoming album "House Of Usher".

Now they've also revealed the lyric video for the brand new song "Madeline", which you can enjoy here:

AETERNITAS' new album was produced, recorded and mixed by Alexander Hunzinger, and mastered by Götz Kretschmann. Henning Basse produced the vocals.
The artwork's been created by Kurt Wörsdorfer (a.k.a. Headcrime Artwork).

AETERNITAS' new album "House Of Usher" is available for pre-order and will be released on October 21, 2016 via Massacre Records.

08.09.2016
HEAVENWOOD: New Song

Portuguese occult emotive metal outfit HEAVENWOOD has released a new video for the track "The Empress", taken from their latest album "The Tarot Of The Bohemians - Part 1"!

Watch it here:

Footage for the video was shot by Addicted PR at the band's record release shows in Porto and Lisbon a few months ago.

07.09.2016
MIRACLE FLAIR: New Song

MIRACLE FLAIR recently signed with Massacre Records, and announced the new album "Angels Cast Shadows".

You can now listen to the album's title track in its entirety here:

The band's upcoming studio album was produced by the band and Tommy Vetterli, who also took care of the album's mix. Dan Suter is responsible for the mastering.
The cover artwork has been created by Colin Marks.

"Angels Cast Shadows" - out on October 21st via Massacre Records - is the band's second album and leads MIRACLE FLAIR into a new musical direction!

06.09.2016
New Signing: THE END A.D.

THE END A.D., formed back in the fall of 2014, has members from some of the filthiest Philly bands ever to plague the city of brotherly love since the mid 80's:

The guitarists John Plumley (Anvil Bitch, Dominance) and Paul Juestrich (Deadspot, Rupert Speed), bassist Dave Carr (Anvil Bitch, Dominance), drummer Lorin Savadove (Shotgun Wedding, Power Theory), and vocalist Otto Luck (The She-Males).

The band already released a well-received s/t EP back in April, and is now ready to enter the studio this fall to record their yet untitled debut album!

THE END A.D. comments:

"We are is super excited to be working with Massacre Records and can’t wait to share our new music when we hit the road again!"

02.09.2016
CRYSTAL BALL: Album Out Now

CRYSTAL BALL's new album "Déjà-Voodoo" is out now!

The official US release date is October 7, 2016.

Streaming

• Deezer - http://bit.ly/2bYjG6K
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• Tidal - http://bit.ly/2ceiqZk
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Digital

• iTunes - http://geni.us/dejavoodoo
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31.08.2016
AETERNITAS: Album Details

The German symphonic metal outfit AETERNITAS has revealed further details about their upcoming album.

"House Of Usher" is a concept abum, based on the famous short story "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe.
It was produced, recorded and mixed by Alexander Hunzinger at Serpina Studio, and mastered by Götz Kretschmann at Wonderlandstudio. Henning Basse produced the vocals at Vocalbase.
The artwork's been created by Kurt Wörsdorfer (a.k.a. Headcrime Artwork).

The album includes the following tracks:

1. Le Coeur
2. House Of Usher
3. The Prophecy
4. Roderick
5. Madeline
6. Fear
7. Forbidden Love
8. The Haunted Palace
9. Tears
10. Buried Alive
11. Can You Hear The Demons
12. The Fall
13. Falling Star
14. Open Your Eyes
15. Ethelred

You can look forward to modern symphonic metal with complex orchestral arrangements and groovy rock parts, all held together by the strong & catchy voices of Alma Mathar and Oliver Bandmann.

AETERNITAS' new album "House Of Usher" is already available for pre-order, and will be released on October 21, 2016 via Massacre Records.

30.08.2016
GLORYFUL: Video

GLORYFUL's new album "End Of The Night" was released last Friday.

The band has now posted another video for a song off their latest record.

Enjoy the official "Hail To The King" video here:

29.08.2016
New Signing: MIDNIGHT RIDER

Good news! The German classic heavy metal outfit MIDNIGHT RIDER will release their long-awaited debut album "Manifestation" this winter via Massacre Records!

The band was formed 12 years ago, and released a self-titled EP in 2008.

They quickly became a well noticed band in the underground scene worldwide.

But now it's time to rise from the underground - and MIDNIGHT RIDER will do this with a brand new line-up, consisting of vocalist Wayne, guitarist Blumi, bassist Cliff and drummer Tim!

28.08.2016
HATESPHERE: Tour In China

Chinese HATESPHERE fans are in for a treat!

The crown princes of Scandinavian thrash metal have just announced a couple of live dates:

"In association with Schecter Guitars and Holiday Music we are stoked to announce HateSphere's return to amazing China. We simply can't wait to share our metal joy with our Chinese friends once again!"


HATESPHERE Back To China 2016

16.09.2016 CN Tangshan - Caofeidian Wetlands Park (Cloud Wave Festival)  
17.09.2016 CN Shanghai - MAO Livehouse (Schecter Night)   
19.09.2016 CN Guilin - tba (Schecter Night)   
20.09.2016 CN Guangzhou - SD LiveHouse (Schecter Night)   
21.09.2016 CN Nanning - tba (Schecter Night)   
22.09.2016 CN Beijing - YGYS (Yugong Yishan) (Schecter Night)   
25.09.2016 CN Xi’An - Shiyuan Music Festival  

27.08.2016
TOTENMOND: Chart Entry

TOTENMOND's new album "Der Letzte Mond Vor Dem Beil" has entered the German album charts at #48!

This marks the first chart entry in the band's history - congratulations!

The album was recorded at Mastersound Studio with Alexander Krull, Achim Köhler took care of the mix and the mastering and bassist Senf created the cover artwork.

26.08.2016
AWAITING DOWNFALL: Album Out Now

AWAITING DOWNFALL's new album "Distant Call" is out now! Listen to and get your copy here:

Streaming

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Digital

• iTunes - http://geni.us/distantcall
• Amazon (MP3) - http://www.amazon.de/dp/B01HOVYN4Qhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01HOZD5A0https://amzn.com/B01HOYCT5S      
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CD

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26.08.2016
HAMMERSCHMITT: Album Out Now

HAMMERSCHMITT's new album "Still On Fire" is out now! Listen to and get your copy here:

Streaming

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Digital

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CD

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26.08.2016
GORYFUL: Album Out Now

GLORYFUL's new album "End Of The Night" is out now! Listen to and get your copy here:

Streaming

• Deezer - http://bit.ly/2bmXORy
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• Tidal - http://bit.ly/2bnUC3e
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Digital

• iTunes - http://geni.us/endofthenight
• Amazon (MP3) - http://www.amazon.de/dp/B01HNFBOS6http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01HNDCMNOhttps://amzn.com/B01HN7VUCE     
• Google Play Music - http://bit.ly/2alrwn5

CD

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• Gloryful Online Shop - http://gloryful.bandcamp.com/merch
• Amazon (CD) - http://www.amazon.de/dp/B01DQ944MGhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01DQ944MGhttps://amzn.com/B01DQ944MG (Import)
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25.08.2016
DARKWELL: Video Premiere

The release of DARKWELL's new album "Moloch" is less than a month away!

The Austrian gothic rock/metal outfit teamed up with Felix Gorbach and Hanno Mayer of BlueBox Media, and shot a video for the new song "Yoshiwara".

Bassist Roland Wurzner comments: "Dystopias as shown in Orwell's '1984' or Fritz Lang's 'Metropolis' have become more and more important these days, which also inspired our lyrics. The bigotry, as named and shamed in 'Metropolis', has found its way into today's society, but in a different way. The song 'Yoshiwara' is pretty much about this issue."

The video is also a homage to the Viennese director Fritz Lang.

The video exclusively now premiered on Stormbringer.at - CLICK HERE

DARKWELL's new album "Moloch" will be released on September 23rd via Massacre Records.

24.08.2016
New Signing: WARPATH

Worship the thrash and groove gods, WARPATH are working on a new album!

The quintet - hailing from Hamburg, Germany - definitely aren't newcomers anymore, 'cause they're already around since 1991! They quickly released a demo, followed by the debut "When War Begins..." in the summer of 1992. Meanwhile, the band can look back on 4 full-length releases.

They have played numerous club and festivals shows all around Europe in the past and present. Besides gigs and tours with bands like Holy Moses, Gorefest, Forbidden, Sodom or Endstille, WARPATH also graced the billing of music festivals like Germany's Headbangers Open Air, Metal Bash or this year's Bang Your Head!!! Open Air.

They went on hiatus at some point, but in the end they reunited again.

WARPATH has a new line-up since last year: Vocalist Dirk "Dicker" Weiß is joined by drummer Norman Rieck, bassist Sören Meyer and guitarist Flint Razorhead.

The band hasn't been lazy these days either! They teamed up with producer and ex-WARPATH guitarist Schrödey and already recorded new songs at the Absurd Studio in Hamburg, Germany.

WARPATH also recently signed a record deal with Massacre Records, where the new album will be released in early 2017!

23.08.2016
JADED HEART: Spain Tour

JADED HEART will go on tour in Spain this November/December, along with Crown Of Glory!

Here are all confirmed dates of the "Guilty By Design Spain Tour":

29.11.2016 ES Palencia - Discoteca Quasar  
30.11.2016 ES Santander - Escenario Santander
01.12.2016 ES Zaragoza - Sala King Kong
02.12.2016 ES Cartagena - Angvs Rock
03.12.2016 ES Madrid - Moondance
04.12.2016 ES Cangas do Morrazo - SalaSon

(Date format: DD.MM.YYYY)

Don't miss it!

22.08.2016
New Signing: MIRACLE FLAIR

MIRACLE FLAIR are one of those bands you can't put a label on easily.

The Swiss band around the creative forces Nicole Hartmann (vocals) and Daniel Maurizi (guitars) recently signed to Massacre Records, where the new studio album will be released on October 21, 2016.

Various facets - both sound-wise and also stylistically - collide in their music, but both people who love banging their head and melodic music enthusiasts will love the band's new album "Angels Cast Shadows"!

It's a piece of art that showcases the band's passion and love to detail.

The album was produced by Tommy Vetterli & MIRACLE FLAIR, mixed by Tommy Vetterli and mastered by Dan Suter.

Artist Colin Marks (Rain Song Design) - who already worked with bands like Whitechapel, Hypermass or Fleshgod Apocalypse - has created the cover artwork of "Angels Cast Shadows".

Further album details will be revealed soon.

MIRACLE FLAIR are vocalist Nicole Hartmann, guitarist Daniel Maurizi, bassist Jonas Lüscher and drummer Cédric Bron.

19.08.2016
CRYSTAL BALL: Track List

CRYSTAL BALL’s new album "Déjà-Voodoo" will be released in 2 weeks!

In case you haven’t seen the tracklisting yet, here it is:

1. Déjà-Voodoo
2. Director's Cut
3. Suspended
4. Never A Guarantee
5. Reaching Out
6. Home Again
7. To Freedom And Progress
8. Time And Tide
9. Without A Net
10. Full Disclosure (*)
11. Fools' Parade (*)
12. Dr. Hell No
13. To Be With You Once More

(*) Digipak Bonus

The band also posted the official video for the album's title track last week. Check it out HERE.

The band's 9th studio album was produced, mixed and mastered by Stefan Kaufmann. Thomas Ewerhard is responsible for the cover artwork.

CRYSTAL BALL's new album "Déjà-Voodoo" is set to be released on September 2, 2016 via Massacre Records. The confirmed US release date is October 7, 2016.

19.08.2016
TOTENMOND: Album Out Now

The new TOTENMOND album "Der letzte Mond vor dem Beil" is out now!

Streaming

• Deezer - http://bit.ly/2b8BQPr
• Apple Music - http://apple.co/2b2g2b4
• Tidal - http://bit.ly/2b2evC1
• Napster (US) - http://bit.ly/2bs5eST
• Napster (DE) - http://bit.ly/2bmZYfX

Digital

• iTunes - http://geni.us/mondbeil
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• Season Of Mist - http://bit.ly/2bOf8jI

18.08.2016
VICTORIUS: Album Details

German power metal outfit VICTORIUS has just revealed the first info about their upcoming album!

It's entitled "Heart Of The Phoenix" and will be released on January 13, 2017 via Massacre Records!

The band stated: "Within the last weeks and months, we worked our asses off to deliver nothing but the best record we've done so far!"

Producer Lars Rettkowitz (Freedom Call) is taking care of the album's mix, the mastering is put in the hands of R.D. Liapakis (Mystic Prophecy).

Further details will be revealed soon.

VICTORIUS will embark on an European tour in January/February 2017 with Grave Digger and their label mates Mystic Prophecy.

17.08.2016
EWIGHEIM: New Album

Close your eyes and rest your head, EWIGHEIM will sing you to sleep.

But beware, your dreams will be strange!
Dreams about the moon who hangs himself, because he no longer sees a point in shining. Dreams about a human being, obsessed with life, that learns what it means to miss your own soul - and so much more.

The complete tracklisting looks like this:

1. Schlaflied
2. Himmelsleiter
3. Mondlied
4. Ein Stück näher
5. Einmal noch
6. Dies ist der Preis
7. Besessen & entseelt
8. Wir, der Teufel und ich II
9. …
10. Des Teufels schönstes Kind (Digipak Bonus Track)
11. Negativ (Digipak Bonus Track)

"Schlaflieder" was produced, mixed and mastered by Markus Stock at Klangschmiede Studio E. The artwork's been created by Yantit, and features a detail of Gabriel von Max's painting "The Seeress of Prevorst" from 1892.

EWIGHEIM's new album "Schlaflieder" is set to be released on October 21, 2016 via Massacre Records, and will also be available as limited edition digipak with exclusive bonus tracks.

15.08.2016
MESSIAH'S KISS: Tour

Guess who's joining RAGE on their "The Devil Tours Again" tour this December!

Yup, that's right, MESSIAH'S KISS! Also joining them will be Darker Half from Australia.

Here are all confirmed dates (date format: DD.MM.YYYY)

04.12.2016 DE Moerlenbach/Weiher - Live Music Hall  
06.12.2016 DE Kaiserslautern - Kammgarn  
07.12.2016 CH Pratteln - Z7  
08.12.2016 IT Cremona - Midian Live   
09.12.2016 AT Kufstein - Kulturfabrik  
11.12.2016 DE Markneukirchen - Warwick Music Hall  
13.12.2016 DE Berlin - Nuke Club   
14.12.2016 DE Nuremberg - Hirsch  
15.12.2016 DE Leipzig - Anker
16.12.2016 DE Siegburg - Kubana   
17.12.2016 DE Goslar - Club Kartell  
18.12.2016 DE Luebeck - Werkhof

Wanna know what to expect from MESSIAH'S KISS on stage? Check out the "Nobody Knows Your Name" live video here:

12.08.2016
DARKWELL: Track List + Release Show

DAKRWELL's new album "Moloch" will be released late next month.

The Austrian gothic metal outfit has now revealed the tracklisting of the album, which will also be available as limited edition digipak with exclusive bonus tracks:

1. Moloch
2. In Nomine Serpentis
3. Yoshiwara
4. Fall Of Ishtar
5. Save My Sight
6. Bow Down
7. Clandestine
8. Loss Of Reason
9. Im Lichte
10. Golem
11. Awakening
12. Hope Unborn #2016 (Digipak Bonus)
13. Midlife Crisis (Digipak Bonus)

The album release show will take place on October 1, 2016 at the p.m.k in Innsbruck, Austria. Sin Deadly Sin and another, yet to be announced, band will join them.

"Moloch" was recorded, produced and mixed by Stefan Graf and Roland Wurzer. Eike Freese is responsible for the album's mix. The cover artwork has been created by Jasmin Elisabeth Wanner.

DARKWELL's new album "Moloch" is already available for pre-order and will be released on September 23, 2016 on Massacre Records.

11.08.2016
New Signing: THY SHADE

Massacre Records is happy to announce the signing of the US symphonic metal band THY SHADE!

The band was founded by the classical/crossover soprano Diana Shade and Mane Cabrales (Dimension) last summer.

The band's sound is full of strong melodies and catchy choruses, and comes with a fresh neo-classical/symphonic metal vibe.

THY SHADE's debut album "The Last Goodbye" is set to be released in late November 2016 via Massacre Records.

https://www.facebook.com/thyshadeofficial
https://www.youtube.com/thyshade

10.08.2016
CRYSTAL BALL: New Video

CRYSTAL BALL recently teamed up with Jörg Hennecke of Yorkproduction, to shoot the video clip for the title track of their upcoming album "Déjà-Voodoo".

The official video is now available for your viewing pleasure here:

The band's 9th studio album was produced, mixed and mastered by Stefan Kaufmann. Thomas Ewerhard is responsible for the cover artwork.

CRYSTAL BALL's new album "Déjà-Voodoo" is set to be released on September 2, 2016 via Massacre Records. The confirmed US release date is October 7, 2016.

The album is already available for pre-order, and you can also get it as limited edition digipak with bonus tracks.

05.08.2016
HAMMERSCHMITT: Track List

HAMMERSCHMITT recently released the official video for "Metalheadz", which is available HERE.

Now, the complete tracklisting of the upcoming album "Still On Fire" is available as well:

1. Rock Steady
2. Sanctuary
3. Still On Fire
4. Metalheadz
5. Shout
6. Zombie
7. One Helluva Night
8. Mean Streak
9. Crazy World
10. Whoohoo
11. Killed By Death

The new album was mixed and mastered by Mario Lochert at Dreamsound Studios in Munich, Germany. Markus Salmanir (With Nothing Design) has created the artwork.

The band will join Serious Black on their "Mirrorworld Tour 2016", along with Sinbreed, in late September/early August - don't miss it!

HAMMERSCHMITT's new album "Still On Fire" is available for digital and physical pre-order, and will be released on August 26, 2016 via Massacre Records.

01.08.2016
GLORYFUL: Video Clip

GLORYFUL already spoke about each track featured on their upcoming album "End Of The Night", and released a short album trailer.

Now, the German metal quintet has posted the brand new and official video clip for the song "This Means War" - enjoy it here:

The video was realized by Jaegerrot Movie Production.

The new album was mixed and mastered by Charles Greywolf at Studio Greywolf, and comes with an artwork created by Kris Verwimp.

GLORYFUL's new album "End Of The Night" is available for digital and physical pre-order, and will be released on August 26, 2016 via Massacre Records.

31.07.2016
GUN BARREL: New Vocalist

GUN BARREL recently announced that they've parted ways with their now ex-vocalist Patrick Sühl due to his busy schedule as a full-time professional musician.

Patrick stated:

"First things first: There are no personal or musical differences! I still love the music and the guys. Unfortunately, I'm not able to fully concentrate on Gun Barrel due to my busy schedule.
I look back on five fantastic years, two great albums, my first worldwide release, my first tour and much more.
I am also happy and grateful for many friendships I would not have formed without Gun Barrel.
Mark my words, everyone: We are and we will stay friends! I’m looking forward to my first Gun Barrel gig as part of the audience, with a beer in hand. There is only one thing left to say: Thanks a lot!"

The band added:

"We totally agree and are so glad that we've found a friend in Patrick, and look back on great times. We wish him all the best for his musical and personal future, and look forward to being a part of it. Patrick, you will alway be one of us, no matter where you sing! We had great times and a fantastic cooperation with Patrick and now we are looking forward to a new and exciting Gun Barrel era."

Patrick's successor will be Thomas "Thomale" Nathan.

He is no newcomer, and was baptised by fire at GUN BARREL's gig in the Czech Republic in early August, where he reportedly rocked like hell.

29.07.2016
HAMMERSCHMITT: New Video

Metalheads, this one's for you!

HAMMERSCHMITT just released the official video clip for the brand new song "Metalheadz"! Enjoy it here:

The song is featured on the upcoming album "Still On Fire", which will be released on August 26, 2016 via Massacre Records.

The album was recorded by Bobby Altvater, and mixed and mastered by Mario Lochert. Markus Salmanir is responsible for the cover artwork.

28.07.2016
AWAITING DOWNFALL: Track List

The release of AWAITING DOWNFALL's debut album "Distant Call" is about 5 weeks away.

They recently released the official video for the new song "The Forest's Eyes", which is available HERE.

Now the complete tracklisting is available too:

1. The Forest's Eyes
2. Smell Of Deceit
3. A Confession Of Pain
4. From Martyr To Murderer
5. Awake
6. Defective God
7. To Disinfect The World's Wounds
8. The Only Way To Overcome
9. Racks Upon Racks
10. Feel What I Feel
11. Greet The Vultures
12. Weltschmerz

The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Sebastian "Seeb" Levermann. Tobias Vorwerk is responsible for the cover artwork.

AWAITING DOWNFALL's "Distant Call" is available for pre-order and will be released on August 26, 2016 via Massacre Records.

26.07.2016
DARKWELL: Album Artwork

DARKWELL's 3rd studio album is called "Moloch", and will be released on September 23, 2016 via Massacre Records.

It was recorded, produced and mixed by Stefan Graf and Roland Wurzer. Eike Freese is responsible for the album's mastering.

The band has now revealed the cover artwork, created by Jasmin Elisabeth Wanner.

DARKWELL's new album "Moloch" is already available for pre-order, and will also be available as limited edition digipak with two bonus tracks.

25.07.2016
DEBAUCHERY vs. BLOOD GOD: Chart Entry

Great news!

"Thunderbeast" by DEBAUCHERY vs. BLOOD GOD has entered the German album charts at #49!

This is the third German chart entry for DEBAUCHERY in a row, and the first for BLOOD GOD.

DEBAUCHERY vs. BLOOD GOD's new album "Thunderbeast" is out now via Massacre Records, and will be released in the US on September 9, 2016.    

22.07.2016
HEAVENWOOD: Album Out Now

The new HEAVENWOOD album "The Tarot Of The Bohemians - Part 1" is out now! Listen to and get your copy here:

Streaming

• Deezer - http://bit.ly/29SJr2m
• Apple Music - http://apple.co/2alfA7K
• Tidal - http://bit.ly/2a0sFBo
• Napster (US) - http://bit.ly/29YegbB
• Napster (DE) - http://bit.ly/2afXRzd

Digital

• iTunes - http://geni.us/tarotbohemians
• Amazon (MP3) - http://www.amazon.de/dp/B01H11Q49Qhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01H1BGSFQhttps://amzn.com/B01H3U1BNY       
• Google Play Music - http://bit.ly/tarotbohemiansgooglemusic

CD

• The Metal Merchant Mailorder (free shipping) - http://www.metalmerchant.com
• MetalMailorder (ebay - free shipping) - http://stores.ebay.de/METALMAILORDERhttp://stores.ebay.com/METALMAILORDER
• massacreshop (Amazon) - http://www.amazon.de/shops/massacreshop
• Amazon (CD) - https://www.amazon.de/dp/B01F4HQR9Qhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01F4HQR9Q
• EMP - Germany: http://bit.ly/heavenwoodEMPde • International: http://bit.ly/heavenwoodEMPint
• SCR Metal Mailorder - http://bit.ly/tarotbohemiansscr
• Nuclear Blast Online Shop - http://bit.ly/29wNXEu
• exlibris.ch - http://bit.ly/1Uj9a3I
• jpc.de - http://bit.ly/1t5ImhB
• CeDe.ch - http://bit.ly/1t5Iw8s
• Saturn.de - http://bit.ly/1UzJtyx
• Media Markt - http://bit.ly/287Xpaf
• Season Of Mist - http://bit.ly/2alfxJf

22.07.2016
ASSIGNMENT: Album Out Now

ASSIGNMENT's new album "Closing The Circle" is out now! Listen to and get your copy here:

Streaming

• Deezer - http://bit.ly/2a53D4y
• Apple Music - http://apple.co/2a0t2vB
• Tidal - http://bit.ly/2alfwoI
• Napster (US) - http://bit.ly/29ZvlvL
• Napster (DE) - http://bit.ly/29ZvFe6

Digital

• iTunes - http://geni.us/closingthecircle
• Amazon (MP3) -  http://www.amazon.de/dp/B01GXCZA1Whttp://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01GVAQW3Ghttps://amzn.com/B01H2I8KIG     
• Google Play Music - http://bit.ly/29GztEo

CD

• The Metal Merchant Mailorder (free shipping) - http://www.metalmerchant.com
• MetalMailorder (ebay - free shipping) - http://stores.ebay.de/METALMAILORDERhttp://stores.ebay.com/METALMAILORDER
• massacreshop (Amazon) - http://www.amazon.de/shops/massacreshop
• Assignment Shop - http://bit.ly/29C5LQB
• Amazon (CD) - https://www.amazon.de/dp/B01CLZB8Q6http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01CLZB8Q6https://amzn.com/B01CLZB8Q6 (Import)
• EMP - Germany: http://bit.ly/assignmentEMPde • International: http://bit.ly/assignmentEMPint
• Nuclear Blast Online Shop - http://bit.ly/29vVgLJ
• exlibris.ch - http://bit.ly/2a5sJ18
• jpc.de - http://bit.ly/2a5tnvi
• CeDe.ch - http://bit.ly/29yjcxt
• Saturn.de - http://bit.ly/29BnWoj
• Media Markt - http://bit.ly/29AKlAP
• Season Of Mist - http://bit.ly/2afYdFU

20.07.2016
TOTENMOND: Track List

TOTENMOND's 8th studio album "Der letzte Mond vor dem Beil" will be released on August 19th on Massacre Records.

The album was recorded at Mastersound Studio with Alexander Krull, Achim Köhler took care of the mix and the mastering. Senf is responsible for the cover artwork.

The tracklisting of the album looks like this:

1. Die Entheiligung des blasphemischen Josef und der ewige Regen
2. Hölle mit Hof
3. Blut auf Krank
4. Kehrwoche
5. Tötet den König
6. Zu den Waffen
7. Fort von Gott
8. Giftköder
9. Into The Fire
10. Die Salbung

You can already listen to "Fort von Gott" in its entirety HERE.

The album - also available as limited edition digipak including a patch as well as a limited vinyl LP with gatefold cover - is already available for pre-order.

19.07.2016
CRYSTAL BALL: Video Shoot

CRYSTAL BALL once again teamed up with Yorkproduction to shoot an official album for the title song of their upcoming album "Déjà-Voodoo"!

Yorkproduction also realized the official video clips for  "Paradise" or "Eternal Flame" as well as other band-related clips like the short band introduction or a tour dates info clip.

CRYSTAL BALL's new album "Déjà-Voodoo" is already available for pre-order and will additionally be available as limited digipak with bonus tracks!

Stefan Kaufmann produced, mixed and mastered the album. Thomas Ewerhard is responsible for the cover artwork.

It will be released via Massacre Records on September 2, 2016. The confirmed US release date is October 7, 2016.

16.07.2016
ASSIGNMENT: New Video

The release of ASSIGNMENT's new album "Closing The Circle" is only a few days away!

The band has now posted the official video for the album opener "Evolution" - check it out here:

The lyric video for "Genetic Slavery" is available HERE.

"Closing The Circle" was mixed by Norbert Leitner and mastered by Mike Wulf. Caio Caldas (CadiesArt - Digital ArtWork) is responsible for the cover artwork.

ASSIGNMENT's new album "Closing The Circle" will be released on July 22nd via Massacre Records.

15.07.2016
DEBAUCHERY vs. BLOOD GOD: Album Out Now

DEBAUCHERY vs. BLOOD GOD's new album "Thunderbeast" is out now! Listen to and get your copy here:

Streaming

• Deezer - http://bit.ly/29D5xFW
• Apple Music - http://apple.co/29MJiBz
• Tidal - http://bit.ly/29D5Pws
• Napster (US) - http://bit.ly/29D60I7
• Napster (DE) - http://bit.ly/29XZ3DN

Digital

• iTunes - http://geni.us/thunderbeast
• Amazon (MP3) - http://www.amazon.de/dp/B01H687R6Ihttp://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01H65HNP6https://amzn.com/B01H628PIS    
• Google Play Music - http://bit.ly/thunderbeastgooglemusic

CD / Digi CD / LP

• The Metal Merchant Mailorder (free shipping) - http://www.metalmerchant.com
• MetalMailorder (ebay - free shipping - listed under ‘Debauchery’) - http://stores.ebay.de/METALMAILORDERhttp://stores.ebay.com/METALMAILORDER
• massacreshop (Amazon) - http://www.amazon.de/shops/massacreshop
• Amazon (CD) - https://www.amazon.de/dp/B01B5G96MUhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01B5G96MUhttps://amzn.com/B01B5G96MU (US Release: Sept. 9th)
• Amazon (Digi CD) - http://www.amazon.de/dp/B01B5G95YOhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01B5G95YO  
• Amazon (Vinyl LP) - http://www.amazon.de/dp/B01B5G96G6http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01B5G96G6https://amzn.com/B01B5G96G6 (Import)
• EMP - http://bit.ly/dvsbgEMPdehttp://bit.ly/dvsbgEMPint
• SCR Metal Mailorder - http://bit.ly/thunderbeastscr
• Nuclear Blast Online Shop - http://bit.ly/thunderbeastnbshop
• exlibris.ch - http://bit.ly/22C4ax6
• jpc.de - http://bit.ly/1TMUiuS
• CeDe.ch - http://bit.ly/1XVhPyl
• Saturn.de - http://bit.ly/29Ii6BB
• Napalm Records Store - http://bit.ly/295MiEv
• Season Of Mist - http://bit.ly/29VJ8Jm
• MVD Shop - http://bit.ly/29bCEWj (US Release: Sept. 9th)

14.07.2016
WEEPING SILENCE: Italian Tour

It's getting even more doomier in Italy this November, because WEEPING SILENCE will support the mighty Ahab on their Italian tour, along with The Foreshadowing!

Here are the dates:

24.11.2016 IT Brescia - Circo Colony  
25.11.2016 IT Calenzano (FI) - Cycle Club  
26.11.2016 IT Roma - Traffic Club (RomaObscura Festival)
27.11.2016 IT Misano Adriatico (RN) - Wave

WEEPING SILENCE are also confirmed for the Gothoom Open Air Fest and MetalDays in late July, as well as for the Voices Of The Succubi Festival on mid-September.

13.07.2016
MY DARKEST HATE: New Album

The death metal outfit MY DARKEST HATE is around since 1998 and has already released four successful and well-received albums: "Massive Brutality" (2001), "To Whom It May Concern" (2002), "At War" (2004) and "Combat Area" (2006).

Numerous club shows and festivals, e.g. Party.San, Rock Harz or Summer Breeze, were played before the band went on a lengthy break.

But now MY DARKEST HATE are back with a new line-up:
Vocalist Claudio Enzler (Thy Bleeding Skies, Sacrificium), bassist Roberto Palacios (ex-Insanity) and guitarist Jonas Khalil (ex-Disbelief, Sacred Steel) join founding member and guitarist Jörg M. Knittel and long-time drummer Klaus Sperling.

But wait, there's more!

The upcoming album is called "Anger Temple" and is set to be released this fall via Massacre Records, with whom the band recently re-signed.

Expect nothing less than 9 anthems full of anger and hate with a massive production by Alexander Schoffer at Royal Ace Sounds!

MY DARKEST HATE Live

http://www.mydarkesthate.de
http://www.facebook.com/mydarkesthate
MDH @ Spotify

10.07.2016
HEAVENWOOD: Track List

HEAVENWOOD's new album "The Tarot Of The Bohemian - Part 1" will be released next week. The album's tracklisting looks like this:

1. The Juggler
2. The High Priestess
3. The Empress
4. The Emperor
5. The Pope
6. The Lovers
7. The Chariot
8. Justice
9. The Hermit
10. The Wheel Of Fortune
11. Strength
12. The Hanged Man
13. Frithiof's Saga

You can already listen to "The High Priestess" in its entirety HERE.

The album was recorded and mixed by André Matos, and mastered by Wojtek Wieslawski. Gustavo Sazes has created the cover artwork.

HEAVENWOOD's "The Tarot Of The Bohemians - Part 1" will be released on July 22, 2016 via Massacre Records.

07.07.2016
GLORYFUL: Album Trailer

Who's ready for GLORYFUL's upcoming album "The End Of The Night"?

Enjoy the album trailer, with snippets of a few new songs, here:

The new album was mixed and mastered by Charles Greywolf at Studio Greywolf and comes with an artwork created by Kris Verwimp.

GLORYFUL's new album "The End Of The Night" will be released on August 26, 2016 via Massacre Records.

The strictly limited vinyl LP will be released on ftwctp Records, but the LP release date hasn't been announced yet.

06.07.2016
TOTENMOND: New Song

TOTENMOND's new album "Der letzte Mond vor dem Beil" will be released in mid-August!

You can now listen to the brand new song "Fort von Gott" in its entirety here:

The album was recorded at Mastersound Studio with Alex Krull. Achim Köhler is responsible for the mix and the mastering.

TOTENMOND's "Der letzte Mond vor dem Beil" will be released on August 19, 2016 via Massacre Records.

04.07.2016
DEBAUCHERY vs. BLOOD GOD: Album Making-Of

"Thunderbeast", the new album by DEBAUCHERY vs. BLOOD GOD, will be released next week, on July 15th!

Following the footsteps of another album trailer (BLOOD GOD style) - https://youtu.be/oU_ckNh4ZjE - is a making-of video w/ mastermind Mr. Debauchery as well as others!

Enjoy 20 minutes of footage from the studio, the video shoots and listen to Mr. Debauchery talking about his favorite albums as well as his gear, among others, here:

Please note that all spoken parts are in German.

"Thunderbeast" will be available as regular 2CD, limited 3CD digipak and as limited vinyl LP with gatefold cover. The tracklisting looks like this:

CD 1 (LP) • Debauchery Monster Voice

1. Heavy Metal Monsternaut
2. Murdermaker
3. Thunderbeast
4. Vampire Holocaust
5. City Of Bones
6. Crusaders Of God
7. Super Killer Death Match
8. Firethrone Overlord
9. Bullet To The Head
10. Devil Dog
11. Second Hand Woman
12. Girl To Adore
13. Super Hot Vampire Lady
14. Anti-Hero

CD 2 • Blood God Demon Screeching

1. Crusaders Of God
2. Bullet To The Head
3. City Of Bones
4. Vampire Holocaust
5. Girl To Adore
6. Super Hot Vampire Lady
7. Devil Dog
8. Super Killer Death Match
9. Anti-Hero
10. Second Hand Woman
11. Firethrone Overlord
12. Murdermaker
13. Heavy Metal Monsternaut
14. Thunderbeast

CD 3 • (Digipak Bonus) DEBAUCHERY Kill Mister - Tribute To Motörhead

1. Dogs Of War
2. Shut Your Mouth
3. Love For Sale
4. Over Your Shoulder
5. Hellraiser

Meanwhile, the official US release date for the album has been announced: September 9, 2016.

The extensive "DEBAUCHERY vs. BLOOD GOD Tour 2016/2017" kicks off next week with a performance at Germany's Bang Your Head!!! open air festival.

02.07.2016
HATESPHERE: New Guitarist

After a long reflection period Jakob Nyholm has chosen to leave HATESPHERE to pursue a different career path.

Jakob explains:

"For the last 8 years I have traveled the world with HateSphere and these have been some of the best years of my life. Now I have made the decision to leave the band and try a new path in my life. This is not an easy decision, but a necessary one. Being away for long periods of time isn't always easy – especially when you have kids. And now it is time for me to be more at home.
A big shout out goes to all the bands I have met on the road and shared the stage with. Furthermore I would like to thank the fans all over the world for supporting us when we come visit your city. And I can't wait to stand in the crowd next to all of you listening to HateSphere!”

HATESPHERE wish their pal nothing but the best: "We all wish you the best of luck in your new endeavors, Jakob. We’ve enjoyed your mad guitar skills, your curly hair, your eurodance playlist and your 'inflamed cock'-tattoo very much the last 8 years. And we’re definitely going to miss you. Take it easy, buddy!"

The band now welcomes guitarist Kasper Kirkegaard (The Arcane Order) on board permanently.

Kasper states:

“After two successful tours and various other shows over the last 9 months, as a stand-in guitarist in HateSphere, I am both happy and proud to let you all know, that I'm joining the ranks of HateSphere on a permanent basis. For me, it is an honour to be joining a band with such an impressive line of releases and history, and I am more than ready to be adding to all of this as well. Regarding the future of HateSphere, I can tell you that we are planning exciting things, so there should be plenty of chances to make a headbang/drink-off challenge at the shows to come. I'm looking forward to see all of you immortal HateSphere fans out there."

HATESPHERE adds:

"Kasper is an amazing guitar player, a stand up guy, and he is obviously made for touring. We’re, therefore, extremely happy to see him join the ranks of HateSphere. Welcome aboard, Kadawer!"

01.07.2016
AWAITING DOWNFALL: Video

AWAITING DOWNFALL have named their debut album "Distant Call"! It was produced, mixed and mastered by Sebastian "Seeb" Levermann of Orden Ogan. Tobias Vorwerk has created the cover artwork.

The band now presents the official video clip for the album opener "The Forest's Eyes" - directed by vocalist/guitarist Maximilian Gockel, with former drummer Marius Schulte behind camera and edited by the band's guitarist Martin Lohmann.

Enjoy it here:

AWAITING DOWNFALL's debut album "Distant Call" will be released on August 26, 2016 via Massacre Records.

29.06.2016
ASSIGNMENT: Lyric Video + Track List

The German progressive power metal outfit ASSIGNMENT with the Argentine vocalist Diego Valdez will release the new album "Closing The Circle" later this month!

You can now watch the lyric video for the new song "Genetic Slavery" here:

The complete tracklisting of the album looks like this:

1. Evolution
2. Closing The Circle
3. Presence Of Death
4. Genetic Slavery
5. Crimson Poison
6. Chemical Healing
7. Variaxis
8. Taste For Sin
9. Entering The Universe
10. Between Parallel Worlds

Vocalist Maria José Pot and guitarist Ivan Iñiguez appear as guest musicians on the album, which was mixed by Norbert Leitner and mastered by Mike Wulf.

The Brazilian artist Caio Caldas (CadiesArt - Digital ArtWork) is responsible for the futuristic cover artwork.

ASSIGNMENT's new album "Closing The Circle" will be released on July 22, 2016 via Massacre Records.

28.06.2016
FEANOR: Video + Guest Musicians

FEANOR have recently released the video clip for the title track of their upcoming album "We Are Heavy Metal", which will be released later this year via Massacre Records.

Watch the video here:

The band's upcoming album features high-class guest musicians: lead guitarist Ross The Boss (ex-Manowar, Ross The Boss, Death Dealer), guitarist David Shankle (ex-Manowar, David Shankle Group, Voodoo Gods), vocalist Tony Martin (ex-Black Sabbath, Tony Martin, Giuntini Project), drummer Frank Gilchriest (ex-Virgin Steele, Liege Lord, Riot) and Ron Hendrix (Terra Nova) on keyboard.

"We Are Heavy Metal" was produced by Gustavo Acosta and Walter Hernández, mixed by Sebastián Manta and Gustavo Acosta and mastered by Gustavo Acosta at La Nave De Osberg in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

25.06.2016
CRYSTALL BALL: Album Artwork

CRYSTAL BALL's new album "Déjà-Voodoo" will be released on September 2, 2016 via Massacre Records!

It's the 9th studio album by the Swiss melodic metal gods. The expectations are high since their latest album "LifeRider" is widely considered as the band's best album so far.

"It was quite a challenge to deliver a high-class album within a year, but we're sure that 'Déjà-Voodoo' will step it up a notch, both regarding the songwriting as well as the sound", comments the band.

The band has now revealed the cover artwork, designed by Thomas Ewerhard.

"The artwork is the perfect symbiosis between the terms déjà-vu and voodoo: Déjà-Voodoo!
Our main character, a voodoo doll names Louis, is standing in the water, which mirrors him. The water is symbolic for the subconsciousness here. Louis also wears the CRYSTAL BALL 'LifeRider' amulet around his neck, as a personal item. Why LOUIS? Well, keep your guesses coming!"

Don't miss CRYSTAL BALL on tour through Germany and Switzerland with Shakra this fall!

24.06.2016
HEAVENWOOD: Re-Release Out Now

The re-release of HEAVENWOOD's 3rd album "Redemption" is out now! Stream and get your copy here:

Streaming

• Deezer - http://bit.ly/redemptionrrdeezer
• Apple Music - http://bit.ly/redemptionrrapplemusic
• Tidal - http://bit.ly/redemptionrrtidal
• Rhapsody - http://bit.ly/redemptionrrrhapsody
• Napster - http://bit.ly/rhapsoryrrnapster

Digital

• iTunes - http://geni.us/redemptionrr
• Amazon (MP3) - http://www.amazon.de/dp/B01H0O5XZAhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01H0KJ9WChttps://amzn.com/B01H3U42NK     
• Google Play Music - http://bit.ly/redemptionrrgoogleplay

CD

• The Metal Merchant Mailorder (free shipping) - http://www.metalmerchant.com
• MetalMailorder (ebay - free shipping) - http://stores.ebay.de/METALMAILORDERhttp://stores.ebay.com/METALMAILORDER
• massacreshop (Amazon) - http://www.amazon.de/shops/massacreshop
• Amazon (CD) - http://www.amazon.de/dp/B01FV8HPDUhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01FV8HPDU
• EMP - http://bit.ly/heavenwoodEMPdehttp://bit.ly/heavenwoodEMPint
• SCR Metal Mailorder - http://bit.ly/redemptionrrscr
• Nuclear Blast Online Shop - http://bit.ly/redemptionrrnbshop
• exlibris.ch - http://bit.ly/1t5IFZR
• jpc.de - http://bit.ly/1ZiA2EU
• CeDe.ch - http://bit.ly/1UzHRVo
• Saturn.de - http://bit.ly/1VB23sm
• Media Markt - http://bit.ly/1P9lLor

24.06.2016
HIGHLORD: Album Out Now

HIGHLORD's new album "Hic Sunt Leones" is out now! Stream and get your copy here:

Streaming

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24.06.2016
ELM STREET: Album Out Now

The new ELM STREET Album "Knock 'Em Out... With A Metal Fist" is out now! Stream and get your copy here:

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23.06.2016
New Signing: VICTORIUS

The passion for power metal brought a few guys together more than a decade ago, and inspired them to form a band known as VICTORIUS!

VICTORIUS already released 3 studio albums, and toured with bands like Freedom Call or Van Canto through Europe, and played at festivals such as the RockHarz Open Air, among others.

Strong melodies, tough rhythms, catchy riffs and precise vocals characterize the sound of the German quintet.

VICTORIUS are currently working on a new album, that will be released in early 2017 via Massacre Records!

The band will also embark on an European tour in January/February 2017 with Grave Digger and their label mates Mystic Prophecy.

Line-up

David Baßin - Vocals
Dirk Scharsich - Guitar
Florian Zack - Guitar
Andreas Dockhorn - Bass
Frank Koppe - Drums

http://www.victoriusmetal.net
http://www.facebook.com/victoriusmetal

22.06.2016
DEBAUCHERY vs. BLOOD GOD: Videos

The release of "Thunderbeast" by DEBAUCHERY vs. BLOOD GOD is about 3 weeks away! Quite a few audiovisual appetizers are already available:

The album teaser is available on https://youtu.be/hM9hT54GGL0 and the "Thunderbeast" trailer on https://youtu.be/ctChyFtunfg

The regular version of "Thunderbeast" will come with 2 CDs with different vocal styles - the first CD features songs recorded with the DEBAUCHERY monster voice, and the second CD features songs recorded with BLOOD GOD's demon screeching.

"Super Hot Vampire Lady" by BLOOD GOD is streaming here:

The official video for "Heavy Metal Monsternaut" by DEBAUCHERY is available here:

DEBAUCHERY vs. BLOOD GOD's new album "Thunderbeast" was recorded at City Of Bones Studio with Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Eden's Curse, Krokus). The artwork's been created by Samoth Gorwath, who also produced the album.

It will be available as regular 2CD jewel case, limited 3CD digipak as well as limited vinyl LP with gatefold cover.

"Thunderbeast" by DEBAUCHERY vs. BLOOD GOD will be released on July 15, 2016 via Massacre Records.

21.06.2016
ELM STREET: Lyric Video

ELM STREET's new album "Knock 'Em Out... With A Metal Fist" will be released on June 24th!

The band has now posted the lyric video for the song "Kiss The Canvas" - enjoy it here:

The clip's been created by Mihaszna Film.

The song is the second track on the album, as you can see in the tracklisting:

1. Face The Reaper
2. Kiss The Canvas
3. Will It Take A Lifetime?
4. Sabbath
5. Heavy Mental
6. Next In Line
7. Heart Racer
8. S.T.W.A
9. Blood Diamond
10. Leave It All Behind

The Australians were also recently confirmed for Metal United Down Under in Melbourne.
It's a national, all-day event across Australia involving up to 15 cities and over 100 bands all playing under the one banner in a night of united metal!

20.06.2016
New Signing: ELA

The German band ELA is around since more than 10 years, and has already released numerous EPs and studio albums. Now they're back with a new line-up and a new sound.

The symphonic metal band consists of vocalist Michaela Eichhorn, guitarist Ralf Stoney, drummer Michael Kasper, bassist Chris Kolb and backing vocalist Roland "Bobbes" Seidel, who are all experienced musicians. Axel Mackenrott is the band's live keyboardist.

ELA have played a lot of shows and went on numerous tours, for example with bands like Scorpions, U.D.O., Saxon, Edguy, Doro or Axxis.

The band's currently working on a new album, expected to be released this winter via Massacre Records, which will be produced by Ralf Stoney and Andy Horn.

http://www.elarocks.com
https://www.facebook.com/ELAROCKS

17.06.2016
MYSTIC PROPHECY: War Brigade Tour

A few months before MYSTIC PROPHECY go on tour with Grave Digger and their label mates Victorius in early 2017, the quintet will  embark on "War Brigade Tour".

The following dates are confirmed so far:

17.09.2016 CH Wetzikon - Hall Of Fame
23.09.2016 BE Dendermonde - JH Zenith
24.09.2016 DE Oberhausen - Helvete Metal Club
25.09.2016 NL Gorinchem - Stichting PoGo
02.10.2016 DE Annweiler - Hohenstaufensaal (Trifels-Rock-Festival)
21.10.2016 DE Hechingen - The Ranch Festival
22.10.2016 DE Hof (Saale) - Wiesla Rock Club

The Danish thrash/speed metal powerhouse Artillery will join them on September 23rd / 24th / 25th.

MYSTIC PROPHECY are also confirmed for Greece's Chania Rock Festival next month.

16.06.2016
GLORYFUL: Track-By-Track Pt. 2

Following the first part of the "End Of The Night" track-by-track commentary about 3 weeks ago, GLORYFUL now present the second and final part, once again provided by Adrian Weiss - enjoy!

End Of The Night

Now, light up the campfire, make yourself comfortable and listen up! Listen to the sweet sounds of lyre and shawm... while Johnny takes his part as a bard very seriously, and tells you about Captain McGuerkin's plans for revenge in this atmospheric acoustic song. He is pissed - that's all we can tell you right now. Who loves and misses the old Blind Guardian ballads, will be delighted by "End Of The Night". We'll also shoot a video clip for this song.

For Victory

Just like "The Glorriors", this song will become a hymn, there's no doubt about it. It's a rather slow, but also epic (enjoy the synth sounds in the chorus, y'all) song, and yes, time to bang your fucking head when you listen to the bridge. You'll witness yet another genius moment of Johnson in the chorus, where he delivers vocals that will instantly captivate and motivate you to sing-along.
Later in the song, there will be a fast two-part guitar instrumental, which is very Maiden-esque while also being quite funky here and there. There'll also be a steady melodic solo which leads to the bombastic chorus in the song's final moments.

God Against Man

It's getting heavier. The rhythm section with Hartmut on drums and bassist Danij builds the heavy fundament for waltzing, yet catchy riffs and raw vocals. Time to bang your head again and shout along with the chorus. The song gets a bit more laid-back with a Maiden-like part, where Johnny and guests steal the show with beautiful choirs. The song ends with a guitar melody by yours truly, followed by a freestyle solo - and allow me to say that it's one if the best I ever recorded.

On Fire

"On Fire" is probably the most complex song on the album, but equally epic as "Heart Of Evil". Supporting guitar melodies, heavy riffs and drum beats alternate with epic choirs we all know from Blind Guardian back in the early 90's. There's no need of a lyre to bring back campfire memories, but buckle your seatbelts it's getting faster towards the end of the song with badass breaks, a fast vintage rock part and a crazy guitar solo, that's been elaborated in detail with Jens in the studio. I've never allowed myself to pile it on like I did in this solo, but the song was begging for it - and so I delivered. There's also an solemn chorus, which brings the song to a nice end.

Rise Of The Sacred Star

Up the irons, everyone! The song's straight in your face, so feel free to sing and shout along. Hartmut and Danij deliver and make sure that the riffs feel at home. The verses feature the fastest twin lead guitars we've ever recorded. Fast power metal galore, that takes you back to the glory age of Helloween back in the 80's - and how good it feels. This song could have easily been featured on our demo "Sedna's Revenge" with its unbiased spontaneity and rawness. Johnny is hovering between vocal stunners and emotional melodic folk while staying heavy. This electrifies us and lifts the Glorriors’ spirits even more! Enlighten us!


GLORYFUL's new album was mixed and mastered by Charles Greywolf at Studio Greywolf and is graced with an cover artwork created by Kris Verwimp.

The complete tracklisting looks like this:

01. Intro: Dawn Of The Raven King
02. This Means War
03. The Glorriors
04. Heart Of Evil
05. Hail To The King
06. For Victory
07. End Of The Night
08. God Against Man
09. On Fire
10. Rise Of The Sacred Star

GLORYFUL's new album "End Of The Night" will be released on August 26, 2016 via Massacre Records.

15.06.2016
New Signing: DARKWELL

Great news! DARKWELL is now part of the Massacre Records family, and will release a new album this fall!

The gothic rock / metal band from Austria is - including a brief hiatus - around since the turn of the millennium, and has already released 2 studio albums.

They already toured through Europe with bands like Tristania, Leaves' Eyes, Graveworm or Vintersorg, among others, and played at festivals like the Wave Gotik Treffen, Summer Breeze or Eurorock, to name just a few.

DARKWELL's aim and motivation is to play vivid and profound gothic metal. The band members' sophisticated musicianship is reflected in the band's strong compositions and mature arrangements.

Line-up

Alexandra Pittracher - Vocals
Roland Wurzner - Bass
Raphael Lepuschitz - Keyboards
Mathias Nussbaum - Guitars
Michael Bachler - Drums

http://www.darkwell.eu
https://www.facebook.com/darkwellofficial
https://www.youtube.com/darkwell667

14.06.2016
HEAVENWOOD: Artwork, Song Stream

HEAVENWOOD's new album "The Tarot Of The Bohemians - Part 1" will be released next month!

The song "The High Priestess" with Daniel Cardoso of Anathema is now streaming in its entirety here:

Gustavo Sazes has created the artwork of HEAVENWOOD's upcoming album.

Singer Ernesto Guerra comments:

"The dark lonely self that so many of us see in ourselves results in a magnificent change of Heavenwood’s latest album cover. Fear not… we share the darkness with you…"

The album was recorded and mixed by André Matos at Raising Legends Studio, and mastered by Wojtek Wieslawski at Hertz Studio.

The band was recently confirmed for Vagos Metal Fest, that will take place in mid-August in Vagos, Portugal.

"The Tarot Of The Bohemians - Part 1" will be released on July 22, 2016 via Massacre Records.

13.06.2016
THE ORDER: Video

THE ORDER's successful, new album "Rock'N'Rumble" is out since more than a month now.

The Swiss hard rock outfit has now released the official video for "Gimme A Yeah", which you can enjoy here:

THE ORDER's latest album is the second album entered the Swiss album charts on #95 shortly after its release, and marks the second chart entry overall for the band in Switzerland.

09.06.2016
DEBAUCHERY vs. BLOOD GOD: Album Teaser

July can't come early enough, when death metal meets hard rock!

Watch a short teaser for "Thunderbeast", the new album by DEBAUCHERY vs. BLOOD GOD here:

"Thunderbeast" will be available as 2CD standard jewel case, limited 3CD digipak as well as limited vinyl LP with gatefold cover.

The band will go on extensive "DEBAUCHERY vs. BLOOD GOD Tour" in 2016/2017.

DEBAUCHERY vs. BLOOD GOD's new album "Thunderbeast" will be released on July 15, 2016 via Massacre Records.

08.06.2016
New Signing: AETERNITAS

Please welcome the modern Symphonic Metal band AETERNITAS to the Massacre Records family!

The band's around since 1999 and has already released three highly-acclaimed albums: "Requiem" (2000), "La Danse Macabre" (2004) and "Rappacinis Tochter" (2008).

The latter is a special one, because it's a gothic musical that's actually been brought to the theatre stage and ran from 2008 until 2011. "Rappacinis Tochter - Highlights" was also awarded as "Best Musical Album" at the German Rock and Pop Preis in 2008.

AETERNITAS have put a lot of time and effort in their upcoming new concept album, entitled "House Of Usher", based on the short story "The Fall Of The House Of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe.

You can expect modern Symphonic Metal with bombastic orchestral arrangements, rock parts with a lot of groove and the unique vocals of Alma and Oliver.

AETERNITAS' new album "House Of Usher" will be released this fall via Massacre Records.


Line-up

Alma Mathar - Vocals
Oliver Bandmann - Vocals
Alexander Hunzinger - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Anja Hunzinger - Keyboard
Daniel T. Lentz - Lead Guitar
Stefan Baltzer - Bass
Frank Mölk - Drums

Links

http://www.aeternitas.band
https://www.facebook.com/AETERNITAS.official
https://www.youtube.com/user/officialAETERNITAS
https://twitter.com/AET_official


07.06.2016
MYSTIC PROPHECY: Tour

MYSTIC PROPHECY's new album "War Brigade" is out since a while now, and the band has now announced that they'll go on tour with the mighty Grave Digger and VICTORIUS in early 2017!

The following dates have already been confirmed.

German Metal Attack 4 // The Ten Commandments Of Metal Tour 2017
(Grave Digger, VICTORIUS, MYSTIC PROPHECY)

13.01.2017 DE Gadenstedt (Landkreis Peine) - Black Hand Inn
14.01.2017 DE Coesfeld - Fabrik
19.01.2017 DE Berlin - Columbia Theater
20.01.2017 DE Geiselwind - MusicHall
21.01.2017 DE Glauchau - Alte Spinnerei  
22.01.2017 DE Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
27.01.2017 CH Pratteln - Z7
28.01.2017 AT Graz - Explosiv
10.02.2017 DE Hamburg - Markthalle  
11.02.2017 DE Bochum - Zeche
16.02.2017 DE Munich - Backstage
17.02.2017 DE Memmingen - Kaminwerk
18.02.2017 DE Andernach - JUZ Live-Club

Tickets are available on Metaltix, Eventim or other ticket dealers.

06.06.2016
HELLDORADOS: Drummer Wanted

HELLDORADOS are currently on a quest to find a new drummer!

"We've already worked with a few potential candidates behind closed doors, but we haven't found the one - yet", comments frontman Pierre Seidel.

Now they went public with the aim to find the perfect drummer .

More information is available in this video, which is available in German only:

The band's from the Stuttgart area, so it probably wouldn't hurt if you're also located there or are willing to drive all the way to the band's rehearsal room.

04.06.2016
HEAVENWOOD: Song Stream

Only a few weeks to go until the re-release of HEAVENWOOD's third album "Redemption" will hit the shelves.

You can now listen to the song "Bridge To Neverland", featuring Jeff Waters of Annihilator, here:

The album was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Soilwork, Amon Amarth) at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. The artwork's been created by Jobert Mello (Sabaton, Primal Fear, Leaves' Eyes).

The re-release of HEAVENWOOD's "Redemption" will be released on June 24th via Massacre Records.

03.06.2016
DEBAUCHERY vs. BLOOD GOD: New Album

Death Metal meets Hard Rock on "Thunderbeast", the new album by DEBAUCHERY vs. BLOOD GOD!

The album was recorded at City Of Bones Studio with Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Eden's Curse, Krokus). The artwork's been created by Samoth Gorwath, who also produced the album.

"Thunderbeast" will be available as 2CD standard jewel case, limited 3CD digipak as well as limited vinyl LP with gatefold cover.

The band will go on extended They will also embark on the extensive "DEBAUCHERY vs. BLOOD GOD Tour" in 2016/2017. You can look forward to a musical journey through the 13-year-long band histories - Blood 'n' Roll galore!

DEBAUCHERY vs. BLOOD GOD's new album "Thunderbeast" will be released on July 15, 2016 via Massacre Records.

02.06.2016
HAMMERSCHMITT: Album Artwork

HAMMERSCHMITT salutes you with the new album "Still On Fire", to be released on August 26th via MASSACRE RECORDS!

It was mixed and mastered by Mario Lochert at Dreamsound Studios in Munich, Germany, and recorded by Bobby Altvater at Sky Studio.

Markus Salmanir (With Nothing Design) has created the cover artwork.

HAMMERSCHMITT will join Serious Black on tour this fall - don't miss it!

01.06.2016
TOTENMOND: Album Artwork

You might have already heard that TOTENMOND are going to release a new album this summer, right?
The band has now revealed the cover artwork, created by bassist Senf himself!

The artwork shows the prison cell in Russia's Peter-and-Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, where the Russian revolutionary anarchist Michail Aleksandrovič Bakunin was imprisoned.

The new album "Der letzte Mond vor dem Beil" was recorded at the Mastersound Studio with Alex Krull. Achim Köhler is taking care of the mix and mastering.

TOTENMOND's new album "Der letzte Mond vor dem Beil" will be released on August 19, 2016 via Massacre Records.

01.06.2016
HIGHLORD: Video

HIGHLORD recently introduced their new keyboarder, and have posted a teaser for a new video clip.

The official video for "One World At A Time", directed by Giovanni Lavagno and Stefano Perlo, is now available - enjoy it here:

The song and video features a guest appearance by Linnéa Vikström of Therion.

HIGHLORD's new album "Hic Sunt Leones" will be released on June 24, 2016 via Massacre Records.

31.05.2016
ASSIGNMENT: Album Artwork

The Progressive Power Metal outfit ASSIGNMENT will release its 4th studio album "Closing The Circle" this summer!

The album was mixed by Norbert Leitner, and mastered by Mike wulf.
The Brazilian artist Caio Caldas (CadiesArt - Digital ArtWork) has created the futuristic cover artwork.

Guitarist and main songwriter Goran Panić about the artwork and the album:

"Visually, it's a logical continuation of the previous album »Inside Of The Machine« and corroborates the digital society.

Conceptually, the sci-fi genre is also part of the songs »Entering The Universe« and »Between Parallel Worlds«: 'The day mankind has to leave planet earth'. Quite a few people believe that mankind originally came to existence somewhere in the galaxy, so everything would probably become a full, cosmic circle if they leave planet earth to return where they've come from.

The album's title song metaphorically deals with the closing of circles as well, but more in an emotional, interpersonal context."

The official album teaser is available here:

ASSIGNMENT's new album "Closing The Cirlce" will be released on July 22, 2016 via Massacre Records.

27.05.2016
ILLDISPOSED: Album Out Now

The new ILLDISPOSED album "Grey Sky Over Black Town" is out now*! Listen to and get your copy here:

Streaming

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*US Release: July 8, 2016

26.05.2016
HIGHLORD: Line-up Update + Album Teaser

The release of HIGHLORD's new album "Hic Sunt Leones" is merely a month away!

The Italian power metal outfit has now introduced its newest band member - keyboardist Davide Cristofoli!

The band comments:

"Davide is a young and extremely gifted musician, already known in the heavy metal scene, having
played the ivory keys for such bands as Black Corsair, Sound Storm, Amethista, Resintear, and
many more."

HIGHLORD furthermore teased the upcoming release of the official video clip for the new song "One World At A Time" off the new album. The short teaser is available here on YouTube:

HIGHLORD's new album "Hic Sunt Leones" will be released on June 24, 2016 via Massacre Records.

25.05.2016
GLORYFUL: Track-By-Track Pt. 1

GLORYFUL already revealed the artwork of their upcoming album "End Of The Night", now guitarist Adrian Weiss took some time to comment on each track in detail.

Here's the first part of the track-by-track commentary about the album's first 5 songs:

Dawn Of The Raven King (Intro)

An intro fit for the album's main theme: mellow cello sounds pick up the title song's theme. Everything's accompanied by a medieval battle-ish soundscape. It's King Guerkin with his comrades-in-arms, who go to war.

This Means War

The first track on the album, which definitely leaves an impression after the atmospheric intro. A quite unique song, because there aren't many melodic parts, the main focus lies on the riffs. Straight in your face! The riffs, used in the verses, remind of old Pantera albums. The solo in the song is through-composed from start to finish and that's how you'll hear it live. It's a bit strange for me, because my soli usually develop in the moment, so to speak, even live.
This is the only song we played even before the album production started. It's on our set list since then and this won't change anytime soon. We also plan to release an official video for this song.

The Glorriors

Well, this is our new band hymn, I'd say! It takes us back to our hard rock roots - the intro riff has a AC/DC feel to it and we're immediately in good spirits when the song kicks off. You simply have to start headbanging at the latest when you hear the bridge - which  is very Metallica-like. And yes, we introduce ourselves in the chorus: We are the Glorriors. Johnny did a killer job with the melodic chorus, which will excite everyone live as well.
There's a melody in the instrumental part, which Jens and myself are both going to pick up. This will lead to a solo - improvised in the studio - which you'll also hear live exactly this way, played by yours truly, since "The Glorriors" is also part of our set list.

Hail To The King

And it's straight in your face once again, with a classic speed metal intro and Hartmut's super brutal breaks! The Manowar-esque verse is tight, dry and dense, and you'll raise your fist and shout along with the chorus. That's metal right here! Let me tell you that it was quite a challenge for me to play the soli, composed by Jens, in the studio. Now repeat after me: Hail! To! The King! You'll love this song live. Everyone who digs heavy metal will love this song, I'm sure of it!

Heart Of Evil

The song begins with an epic melody, which reminds of Jens' time back with Night In Gales. First heavy and a bit slow, the song builds up to a rock verse in the vein of Foreigner and Journey, and explodes with a bombastic chorus with an ear-piercing, enigmatic choir. This is probably the most dynamic GLORYFUL to date.

 

The second and final part of the track-by-track commentary will follow soon.

GLORYFUL's new album was mixed and mastered by Charles Greywolf at Studio Greywolf and is graced with an cover artwork created by Kris Verwimp.

GLORYFUL's new album "End Of The Night" will be released on August 26, 2016 via Massacre Records.

22.05.2016
ELM STREET: Live Dates

Australia's finest ELM STREET are going to release a new album next month!

"Knock 'Em Out... With A Metal Fist" was recorded, mixed and mastered by Ermin Hamidovic at Systematic Productions. The living Legend Ken Kelly is responsible for the killer cover artwork.

ELM STREET recently announced a few gigs that are going to take place in Australia, including the record release show in Melbourne on July 23rd:

02.07.2016 AU Brisbane - The Back Room
09.07.2016 AU Newcastle - The Vault
23.07.2016 AU Melbourne - Cherry Bar
04.11.2016 AU Sydney - The Bald Faced Stag Hotel (Steel Assassins True Metal Festival)

ELM STREET's second album "Knock 'Em Out... With A Metal Fist" will be released on June 24, 2016 via Massacre Records.

20.05.2016
LONEWOLF: Album Out Now

LONEWOLF's new album "The Heathen Dawn" is out now*! Stream and get your copy here:

Streaming

• Deezer - http://bit.ly/heathendawndeezer
• Apple Music - http://bit.ly/heathendawnapplemusic
• Tidal - http://bit.ly/heathendawntidal
• Rhapsody - http://bit.ly/heathendawnrhapsody
• Napster - http://bit.ly/heathendawnapster

Digital

• iTunes - http://geni.us/heathendawn
• Amazon (MP3) - http://www.amazon.de/dp/B01DVG59KAhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01DVDLEPChttps://amzn.com/B01DVH5IN2   
• Google Play Music - http://bit.ly/heathendawngoogleplaymusic

CD

• The Metal Merchant Mailorder (free shipping) - http://www.metalmerchant.com
• MetalMailorder (ebay - free shipping) - http://stores.ebay.de/METALMAILORDERhttp://stores.ebay.com/METALMAILORDER
• massacreshop (Amazon) - http://www.amazon.de/shops/massacreshop
• Amazon (CD) - http://www.amazon.de/dp/B0160K0YJUhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0160K0YJUhttp://amzn.com/B0160K0YJU (US Release: July 8th)   
• Amazon (CD Digi) - http://www.amazon.de/dp/B0160K0YQIhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0160K0YQI   
• EMP - http://bit.ly/lonewolfEMPdehttp://bit.ly/lonewolfEMPonline
• SCR Metal Mailorder - http://bit.ly/heathendawnscr
• Nuclear Blast Online Shop - http://bit.ly/heathendawnnbshop  
• Season Of Mist - http://bit.ly/heathendawnsom
• exlibris.ch - http://bit.ly/24hiNH8
• jpc - http://bit.ly/24fjRLU
• CeDe.ch - http://bit.ly/21cdRSh
• MVD - http://bit.ly/1YRxME6
• Saturn.de - http://bit.ly/1VPMZYO
• Media Markt - http://bit.ly/1SH5Q4r
• Napalm Records Store - http://bit.ly/1VPNa6q

*US Release: July 8, 2016

19.05.2016
HEAVENWOOD: Album Re-Release

HEAVENWOOD's third album "Redemption", originally released in 2008, will be re-released!

The album was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Soilwork, Amon Amarth) at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden.
The artwork's been created by Jobert Mello (Sabaton, Primal Fear, Leaves' Eyes).

Special guests on "Redemption" are Gus G. (Firewind/Ozzy Osbourne), Jeff Waters (Annihilator) and Tijs Vanneste (Oceans of Sadness).

The tracklisting looks like this:

1. 13th Moon
2. Me & You
3. Bridge To Neverland (Feat. Jeff Waters)
4. Fragile
5. One Step To Devotion (Feat. Gus G.)
6. Foreclosure
7. Obsolete (Feat. Tijs Vanneste)
8. Her Scent In The Spiral
9. Take My Hand
10. Slumber

The re-release of HEAVENWOOD's "Redemption" will see the light of day on June 24, 2016 via Massacre Records, whetting every fan's appetite for the new album "The Tarot Of The Bohemians - Part 1", which will also be released via Massacre Records in late July 2016.

18.05.2016
THE ORDER: Chart Entry

THE ORDER have entered the Swiss album charts at #95 with their new album "Rock'n'Rumble"!

This is the second chart entry for the hard rockers after the Swiss chart entry of the previous album "1986" in 2012.

Congratulations, guys!

17.05.2016
New Signing: AWAITING DOWNFALL

Formed in 2009 back in school, and after several line-up changes and successful participations in band contests, everything started to fall in place for AWAITING DOWNFALL starting 2013.

They continued songwriting and released the demo EP "No One Will Be Spared" in 2014, which was received well both by fans and the press alike. Fueled by the positive feedback, AWAITING DOWNFALL decided to record their first full-length soon.

AWAITING DOWNFALL plays a mix between thrash metal and classic heavy metal with modern influences. They’re certainly no strangers on stage, besides numerous club shows, they also played at festivals like the Phönix Open Air or the Big Day Out. New gigs are already planned.

Today’s line-up consists of vocalist and guitarist Maximilian Gockel, bassist and backing vocalist Santiago Vadillo Sánchez, guitarist and backing vocalist Martin Lohmann as well as drummer Philippe Labonde.

AWAITING DOWNFALL’s debut album - produced, mixed and mastered by Seeb Levermann of Orden Ogan - is entitled "Distant Call" and will be released this summer via Massacre Records!

AWAIITNG DOWNFALL Live

Line-up

Maximilian Gockel - Vocals / Guitars
Santiago Vadillo Sánchez - Bass / Backing Vocals
Martin Lohmann - Guitars / Backing Vocals
Philippe Labonde - Drums

Links

http://www.awaitingdownfall.de
https://www.facebook.com/awaitingdownfall
https://www.twitter.com/awaiting_dwnfll
https://www.youtube.com/awaitingdownfall
https://open.spotify.com/artist/0OtUlKbQnHiqgFFreaMU25

14.05.2016
HEADLESS CROWN: Video

HEADLESS CROWN released their latest album "Time For Revolution" in December 2015 on Massacre Records.

Now they proudly present the video for the song "Here Comes The Night" off said album - enjoy it here:

12.05.2016
CORAXO: EU Tour + Album Update

CORAXO are currently busy working on their second album "Sol", which is expected to be released in winter.

The list of guest musicians is quite impressive: Chris Amott (ex-Arch Enemy) and Peter Huss (Shining) contribute guitar solos,  Elene Cor Tauri (Human Debris) and Nikke Kuki (Status Abnormis) have been announced as guest vocalists, and Ilkka Ferm will once again return on saxophone!

The Finnish avantgarde metal outfit has also released new European live dates:

20.08.2016 DE Hamburg - Der Clochard  
21.08.2016 DE Essen - Don't Panic (Panic Room)  
22.08.2016 DE Dusseldorf - Exit-Club  
23.08.2016 NL Den Haag - Musicon  
25.08.2016 BE Eernegem - Club B52  
26.08.2016 UK Brighton - The Haunt  
27.08.2016 UK London - Surya

Tickets are available on http://coraxo.eventbrite.com

CORAXO's new album "Sol" is expected to be more melodic and progressive than the band's debut "Neptune".

12.05.2016
HIGHLORD: Track List

HIGHLORD's 8th album "Hic Sunt Leones" is set to be released on June 24, 2016 via Massacre Records.

The Italians have now officially revealed the tracklisting of the new album:

1. Time For A Change
2. One World At A Time
3. Be King Or Be Killed
4. Let There Be Fire
5. Hic Sunt Leones
6. Wrong Side Of Sanity
7. Feathers To A Bird
8. Warmight
9. I’ve Chosen My Poison
10. Once Were Immortal
11. Full Circle

"Hic Sunt Leones" was recorded, produced and mastered by the band's bassist Massimiliano Flak, and mastered by Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Studio. Massimiliano Flak is also responsible for the album's cover artwork.

Apollo Papathanasio (ex-Firewind, Spiritual Beggars) and Linnéa Vikström (Therion) have contributed guest vocals on the new album.

HIGHLORD's "Hic Sunt Leones" is already available for digital and physical pre-order.

09.05.2016
MYSTIC PROPHECY + WICKED MARAYA: US Releases Postp

The physical US release of "Lifetime In Hell" by WICKED MARAYA and "War Brigade" by MYSTIC PROPHECY has unfortunately been postponed to May 20, 2016 due to shipping delay!

But both albums are available for digital download as well as for streaming on Spotify and similar official streaming platforms.

06.05.2016
THE ORDER: Album Out Now

THE ORDER's new album "Rock'N'Rumble" is out now! Listen to and get your copy here:

Streaming

• Deezer - http://bit.ly/rocknrumbledeezer
• Apple Music - http://bit.ly/rocknrumbleapplemusic
• Tidal - http://bit.ly/rocknrumbletidal
• Rhapsody - http://bit.ly/rocknrumblerhapsody
• Napster - http://bit.ly/rocknrumblenapster

Digital

• iTunes - http://geni.us/rocknrumble
• Amazon (MP3) - http://www.amazon.de/dp/B01DO0UM5Ahttp://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01DO7U2SUhttps://amzn.com/B01DNYXMX6       
• Google Play Music - http://bit.ly/rocknrumblegoogleplaymusic

CD

• The Metal Merchant Mailorder (free shipping) - http://www.metalmerchant.com
• MetalMailorder (ebay - free shipping) - http://stores.ebay.de/METALMAILORDERhttp://stores.ebay.com/METALMAILORDER
• massacreshop (Amazon) - http://www.amazon.de/shops/massacreshop
• THE ORDER Online Store - http://theorder.ch/metal/store
• Amazon (CD) - http://www.amazon.de/dp/B019PLBJS6http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B019PLBJS6http://amzn.com/B019PLBJS6 (Import)   
• EMP - http://bit.ly/theorderEMPdehttp://bit.ly/theorderEMPonline
• SCR Metal Mailorder - http://bit.ly/rocknrumblescr
• Nuclear Blast Online Shop - http://bit.ly/rocknrumblenbshop
• exlibris.ch - http://bit.ly/24fho3U
• CeDe.ch - http://bit.ly/1WlHcIZ
• Saturn.de - http://bit.ly/2331043
• Media Markt - http://bit.ly/1Spl2Eg

04.05.2016
COLD TRUTH: Track List

For the first time ever, MASSACRE RECORDS and BLUE ROSE RECORDS are collaborating on a release together: COLD TRUTH’s "Grindstone".

The rock quartet hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, will release the album next week!

The tracklisting of "Grindstone" looks like this:

1. Livin' Hard
2. Where The Music Takes Me
3. No Sleep 'Til Sturgis
4. Leave Your Leather On
5. Grindstone
6. The Long White Line
7. New Horizon
8. Hands On The Wheel
9. Last Man Alive
10. Take Up Serpents
11. Give It Time
12. Free Man

Michael St. Leon produced and recorded "Grindstone" at the Switchyard Studio in Nashville.

The cover art has been created by Nick Lavender, the booklet design by Roland Heckmann (ab.art graphix).

The album’s a recommendation not only for the die-hard nostalgic, but for young rock 'n roll enthusiasts around the globe!

COLD TRUTH's new album "Grindstone" will be released on May 13, 2016 on Blue Rose Records, in cooperation with Massacre Records!

01.05.2016
ILLDISPOSED: Lyric Video

Danish dynamite ILLDISPOSED's new album will be released in a few weeks. The tracklisting of "Grey Sky Over Black Town", mixed by Tue Madsen, looks like this:

1. Again
2. Your Darkest Son
3. In The Light Of The Moon
4. I Tried To Live
5. The After All
6. My Flesh Is Dead
7. You're An Angel Of The Light
8. Setting Sail
9. I'm Not One
10. From The Rain

Digipak Bonus Tracks

11. I've Been On My Own
12. It's Almost Night
13. This Is The Ride

The band also posted a lyric video for the second son off the album, "Your Darkest Son", which you can enjoy here:

The album opener is already available for streaming HERE.

ILLDISPOSED's 14th album, graced with an artwork created by Lasse Hoile, will also be available as limited edition digipak with exclusive bonus tracks and is set to be released on May 27, 2016 (July 8, 2016 in the US) via Massacre Records.

29.04.2016
COLD TRUTH: New Album

For the first time ever, MASSACRE RECORDS and BLUE ROSE RECORDS are collaborating on a release together!
And that's all because of COLD TRUTH, a mighty rock quartet, hailing from Nashville, Tennessee.

The band has it's musical roots in the straight-forward (Hard) Rock of the early 70s, but creates its own unique brand of Rock 'n Roll with edgy riffs, excellent hooks and an earthy blues sound.

COLD TRUTH are lead vocalist and guitarist Thane Shearon, bassist Abe White, guitarist Kurt Menck and drummer Matt Green.

Following the s/t debut (2003) and the successful break-out album "Do Whatcha Do" (2008), COLD TRUTH are now going to release their third album entitled "Grindstone"!

It was once again produced and recorded by the living legend Michael St. Leon at Nashville's Switchyard Studio.

COLD TRUTH's new album "Grindstone" will be released on May 13, 2016 on Blue Rose Records, in cooperation with Massacre Records!

A recommendation not only for the die-hard nostalgic, but for young Rock 'n Roll enthusiasts around the globe!

Line-up

Thane Shearon - Lead Vocals & Guitar
Abe White - Bass Guitar
Kurt Menck - Guitars
Matt Green - Drums

Links

http://www.coldtruth.net
https://www.facebook.com/coldtruthmusic
Cold Truth on Spotify

28.04.2016
LONEWOLF: Album Track List

Less than a month to go until LONEWOLF will release their new album "The Heathen Dawn"! The French true heavy metal outfit now revealed the complete tracklisting of their 8th album:

1. A Call To Wolves
2. Wolfsblut
3. Demon‘s Fire
4. Keeper Of The Underworld
5. When The Angels Fall
6. Until The End
7. Rise To Victory
8. Heathen Dawn
9. Into The Blizzard
10. The Birth Of A Nation
11. Song For The Fallen
12. I Choose The Dark (Digipak Bonus)
13. Mother Faith (Digipak Bonus)
 
The 8th song is already available for streaming in its entirety HERE.

"The Heathen Dawn" was mixed and mastered by Charles Greywolf, Péter Sallai is responsible for the cover artwork.

LONEWOLF's new album "The Heathen Dawn" will be released on May 20th (July 8th in the US) via Massacre Records.

27.04.2016
New Signing: ASSIGNMENT

ASSIGNMENT's new album "Closing The Circle" is set to be released this summer via Massacre Records!

ASSIGNMENT stands for music without borders, because their style mixes various styles of rock and metal: You'll find everything from death metal to progressive rock.

Formed in 2004 by guitarist and composer Goran Panić, ASSIGNMENT have already released 3 studio albums and shared the stage with bands such as Poverty's No Crime, Orden Ogan or Stormental.

Vocalist Diego Valdez and bassist Heiko Spaarmann will be featured on the upcoming album for the very first time. "Closing The Circle" focusses on riffs without leaving epic hook lines and the previously mentioned mix of various musical styles behind.

ASSIGNMENT's new album "Closing The Circle" is set to be released on July 22, 2016 via Massacre Records.

Line-up

Diego Valdez - Vocals
Goran Panić - Guitars
Gert Sprick - Keyboards
Heiko Spaarmann - Bass
Sven Pollkötter - Drums

Links

http://www.assignment-music.com
https://www.facebook.com/AssignmentMusic
https://twitter.com/MusicAssignment
https://www.youtube.com/AssignmentTV

26.04.2016
ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW: Japanese Live Dates

It's been pretty quiet around the Finnish Melodic Death Metal outfit ETERNAL TEARS OF SORROW lately!

But this changes with the recent announcement of two live dates in Japan!
ETOS fans can see the band live this August here:

August 27, 2016 JP Osaka - FANJ twice
August 28, 2016 JP Tokyo - Holiday Shinjuku

Both dates are the band's first live dates outside of Europe.

24.04.2016
HAMMERSCHMITT: EU Tour

HAMMERSCHMITT were recently confirmed to join the melodic metal band Serious Black - consisting of Rhapsody Of Fire, Edenbridge, ex-Tad Morose, ex-Visions Of Atlantis and ex-Dreamscape members - on their upcoming tour this fall, along with Sinbreed.

All confirmed dates are as follows:

SERIOUS BLACK "Mirrorworld Tour 2016" w/ HAMMERSCHMITT + Sinbreed

22.09.2016 AT Vienna - Viper Room
23.09.2016 AT Graz - Explosiv
24.09.2016 AT Traun - Spinnerei
25.09.2016 HU Budapest - Dürer Kert
27.09.2016 DE Nuremberg - Hirsch
28.09.2016 DE Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal
29.09.2016 DE Hamburg - MarX
30.09.2016 DE Berlin - Music & Frieden
01.10.2016 DE Monheim am Rhein - Sojus 7
02.10.2016 NL Landgraaf - Oefenbunker
03.10.2016 FR Paris - La Boule Noire
04.10.2016 CH Pratteln - Z7
05.10.2016 DE Munich - Backstage Halle
07.10.2016 CZ Prague - Nová Chmelnice
08.10.2016 DE Stuttgart - Club Central

HAMMERSCHMITT recently signed with Massacre Records and will release a new album in late August 2016 via Massacre Records.

23.04.2016
CRYSTAL BALL: New Album

We’re excited to announce that CRYSTAL BALL have extended their contract with Massacre Records, and plan to release a new album this fall!

The upcoming record is entitled "Déjà Voodoo" and will be produced by Stefan Kaufmann. Thomas Ewerhard (Jaded Heart, Kissin' Dynamite, Eden's Curse etc.) will create the cover artwork.

It will be the 9th album by the Swiss melodic metal outfit and follows their latest, successful album and chartbuster "LifeRider".

22.04.2016
HUMAN FORTRESS: Re-Release Out Now

The re-release of HUMAN FORTRESS' second album "Defenders Of The Crown" is out now! Listen to and get your copy here:

Streaming

• Deezer - http://bit.ly/defendersdeezer  
• Apple Music - http://bit.ly/defendersapplemusic
• Tidal - http://bit.ly/defenderstidal  
• Rhapsody - http://bit.ly/defendersrhapsody  
• Napster - http://bit.ly/defendersnapster

Digital

• iTunes - http://geni.us/defenders  
• Amazon (MP3) - http://www.amazon.de/dp/B01DOU6HO0http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01DORSXHWhttps://amzn.com/B01DOMTD0I   
• Google Play Music - http://bit.ly/defendersgoogleplaymusic

CD

• The Metal Merchant Mailorder (free shipping) - http://www.metalmerchant.com
• Amazon (CD) - http://www.amazon.de/dp/B01CJ1SIW4http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01CJ1SIW4   
• MetalMailorder (ebay - free shipping) - http://stores.ebay.de/METALMAILORDERhttp://stores.ebay.com/METALMAILORDER
• massacreshop (Amazon) - http://www.amazon.de/shops/massacreshop
• SCR Metal Mailorder - http://bit.ly/defendersscr
• Nuclear Blast Online Shop - http://bit.ly/defendersnbshop  

• Season Of Mist - http://bit.ly/defenderssom
• exlibris.ch - http://bit.ly/1Vd8diR
• jpc - http://bit.ly/1qB8mzp

22.04.2016
JADED HEART: Album Out Now

JADED HEART's new album "Guilty By Design" is out now! Listen to and get your copy here:

Streaming

• Deezer - http://bit.ly/guiltybydesigndeezer  
• Apple Music - http://bit.ly/guiltybydesignapplemusic
• Tidal - http://bit.ly/23NwssN
• Rhapsody - http://bit.ly/guiltybydesignrhapsody
• Napster - http://bit.ly/guiltybydesignnapster

Digital

• iTunes - http://geni.us/guiltybydesign
• Amazon (MP3) - http://www.amazon.de/dp/B01C51ASQWhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01C4WV7IUhttps://amzn.com/B01C4SAX3E     
• Google Play Music - http://bit.ly/guiltybydesigngoogleplaymusic  

CD

• The Metal Merchant Mailorder (free shipping) - http://www.metalmerchant.com
• Amazon (CD) - http://www.amazon.de/dp/B019PLBJ6S •  http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B019PLBJ6Shttp://amzn.com/B019PLBJ6S (US release: June 10th)
• Amazon (CD Digi) - http://www.amazon.de/dp/B019PLBK1Mhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B019PLBK1M  
• MetalMailorder (ebay - free shipping) - http://stores.ebay.de/METALMAILORDERhttp://stores.ebay.com/METALMAILORDER
• massacreshop (Amazon) - http://www.amazon.de/shops/massacreshop
• EMP - http://bit.ly/jadedheartEMPdehttp://bit.ly/jadedheartEMPonline  
• SCR Metal Mailorder - http://bit.ly/guiltybydesignscr
• Nuclear Blast Online Shop - http://bit.ly/guiltybydesignnbshop   
• Season Of Mist - http://bit.ly/guiltybydesignsom
• exlibris.ch - http://bit.ly/1r3FCQi
• jpc - http://bit.ly/1XMcYxJ

 

22.04.2016
EGOKILLS: Album Out Now

EGOKILL's new album "Creation" is out now! Listen to and get your copy here:

Streaming

• Deezer - http://bit.ly/creationdeezer
• Apple Music - http://bit.ly/creationapplemusic
• Tidal - http://bit.ly/creationtidal
• Rhapsody - http://bit.ly/creationrhapsody  
• Napster - http://bit.ly/creationnapster

Digital

• iTunes - http://geni.us/creation
• Amazon (MP3) - http://www.amazon.de/dp/B01CORB1EUhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01COAVTAShttps://amzn.com/B01COPJF4K      
• Google Play Music - http://bit.ly/creationgoogleplaymusic

CD

• The Metal Merchant Mailorder (free shipping) - http://www.metalmerchant.com
• Amazon (CD) - http://www.amazon.de/dp/B01CJ1SP8Qhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01CJ1SP8Qhttp://amzn.com/B01CJ1SP8Q (Import; US Release: May 13, 2016)    
• MetalMailorder (ebay - free shipping) - http://stores.ebay.de/METALMAILORDERhttp://stores.ebay.com/METALMAILORDER
• massacreshop (Amazon) - http://www.amazon.de/shops/massacreshop
• EMP - http://bit.ly/egokillsEMPdehttp://bit.ly/egokillsEMPonline  
• SCR Metal Mailorder - http://bit.ly/creationscr
• Nuclear Blast Online Shop - http://bit.ly/creationnbshop  
• Season Of Mist - http://bit.ly/egokillssom  
• exlibris.ch - http://bit.ly/1VpcNKW
• jpc - http://bit.ly/1NF07HL

21.04.2016
HEAVENWOOD: New Album

HEAVENWOOD recently re-signed with Massacre Records and will release a new album this summer!

Vocalist Ricardo Dias comments: "Massacre Records is one of the strongest European heavy metal record labels working on the development of the world metal scene for many years. It is with joy, effort and remembrance that Heavenwood return to their second home: Germany!"

The occult emotive metal band is around since more than 2 decades and is one of the most important Portuguese metal bands, alongside of Moonspell.

They have toured with bands such as Atrocity, Solitude Aeturnus or Saviour Machine and were the first Portuguese band ever to play at Germany's Wacken Open Air! Other festival appearances include Live Summerfest, Santa Maria Summer Fest or Dubai Rockfest, among others.

The new and fifth HEAVENWOOD album is entitled "The Tarot Of The Bohemians - Part 1" and marks the band's most ambitious album so far.
The album is inspired and dedicated to the French occultist Papus and his studies regarding the Tarot.

HEAVENWOOD's new album "The Tarot Of The Bohemians - Part 1" is set to be released on June 24, 2016 via Massacre Records.

20.04.2016
HIGHLORD: Album Artwork

HIGHLORD's new album entitled "Hic Sunt Leones" and will be released in 2 months!

The artwork has been created by Massimiliano Flak, who has also produced, recorded and mixed the album.

Tony Lindgren took care of the mastering at Fascination Street Studios.

"Hic Sunt Leones" marks the 8th album of HIGHLORD and is set to be released on June 24, 2016 via Massacre Records.

17.04.2016
THE ORDER: Song Stream

Only a few weeks to go until THE ORDER's new album "Rock'n'Rumble" will be released!

Following the short preview on SoundCloud, the band has now released the song "Gimme A Yeah", which is streaming in its entirety here:

The complete tracklisting looks like this:

1. Play It Loud
2. Rock'n'Rumble
3. No One Can Take You Away From Me
4. Fight
5. Gimme A Yeah
6. Womanizer
7. Turn The Pages
8. Wild One
9. Reason To Stay
10. Karma

The band's 5th studio album was mixed & mastered by Achim Köhler at Indiscreet Audio. The artwork’s been created by Jan Yrlund of Darkgrove Design.

THE ORDER's new album "Rock'n'Rumble" will be released on May 6, 2016 via Massacre Records.

08.04.2016
GLORYFUL: New Album

The new GLORYFUL album "End Of The Night" will be released on August 26, 2016 via Massacre Records!

The album will continue the storyline of its predecessor "Ocean Blade": After the tragic demise of Captain McGuerkin, his soul returns on "End Of The Night" to recruit the descendants of his crew and to lead them into battle to avenge his death.

This is also reflected in the cover artwork, which was once again created by Kris Verwimp.

The band comments:
"The cover artwork features the shield of the newly crowned King Guerkin, who's been freed from the realm of the dead. You can clearly see that his grave at the bottom of the sea has left its marks: The shield's covered with algae and framed by octopuses. The trident with the sacred star and the crossed sabers symbolize past and future battles and the black wings are those of a raven, who's said to be escorting the dead back to Earth."

GLORYFUL's new album "End Of The Night" was mixed and mastered by Charles Greywolf at Studio Greywolf.

07.04.2016
LONEWOLF: New Song

Listen to the brand new LONEWOLF song "Heathen Dawn" here:

It's off the upcoming album "The Heathen Dawn", which will be released on May 20th via Massacre Records.

It was recorded with Xavier Sindt at Microclimat Studio. Charles Greywolf is responsible for the mix and mastering, and the cover artwork's been created by Péter Sallai.

04.04.2016
ILLDISPOSED: New Song

Oops, ILLDISPOSED did it "Again" - listen to the brand new track here:

"Again" is taken from ILLDISPOSED's upcoming album "Grey Sky Over Black Town", which will be released on May 27th via Massacre Records.

The album is one of the more old-school albums of the band's career, showing that they didn't forget how to write grinding, crushing songs as well as mid-tempo grooviness.

"Grey Sky Over Black Town" was produced and mixed by Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studio. Lasse Hoile is once again responsible for the cover artwork.

02.04.2016
SINISTER: Album Info

SINISTER are currently working on a new album called "Syncretism".
Vocalist Adrie Kloosterwaard stated that people can expect dark, fast and catchy death metal SINISTER style.

A few album titles are "Blood Soaked Domain", "Confession Before Slaughter", "The Canonical Rites", "Syncretism" and "Dominance By Acquisition".

Adrie's wife Alesa recently stepped in as session bassist until the band has found a new bassist.

SINISTER will play several gigs in Europe in the upcoming months, as well as the Maryland Deathfest in the US.

28.03.2016
THE ORDER: Artwork + Guest Musicians

Get those boxing gloves ready - THE ORDER will deliver the perfect soundtrack for you!

The band's 5th studio album "Rock'n'Rumble", to be released in early May, was recorded at Sven Bürgin's Fist Studio and mixed & mastered by Achim Köhler at Indiscreet Audio. It will contain 10 songs in total.

THE ORDER once again teamed up with Jan Yrlund of Darkgrove Design, who created the smashing cover artwork of the upcoming record.

The following guest musicians will join the Swiss quartet on "Rock'n'Rumble": Thom Blunier of Shakra, V.O. Pulver of Gurd and Poltergeist, as well as Red Ochsenbein.

A short teaser with snippets of 5 new songs is available on https://soundcloud.com/bruno-malmspring/rocknrumble-preview

THE ORDER's new album "Rock'n'Rumble" will be released on May 6, 2016 via Massacre Records.

26.03.2016
HUMAN FORTRESS: Album Re-Release

HUMAN FORTRESS have a special something for their fans - the upcoming re-release of the band's second album "Defenders Of The Crown"!

The re-release will additionally feature 2 previously unreleased demo tracks, exclusively re-recorded with original vocalist Jioti Parcharidis!

A great gift for the fans, since Jioti recently decided to end his musical career due to health reasons.

The complete tracklisting is as follows:

1. Knights In Shining Armour
2. Defenders Of The Crown
3. Collosseum
4. Gladiator Of Rome
5. Holy Grail Mine
6. Border Raid In Lions March
7. Siege Tower
8. Schattentor
9. Skin & Feather
10. Sacral Fire
11. Mortal‘s Sinful Wrath
12. The Valiant
13. Human Fortress (Bonus)
14. We Are Legion (Bonus)

The re-release of HUMAN FORTRESS' second album "Defenders Of The Crown" will be released on April 22, 2016 via Massacre Records.

24.03.2016
EGOKILLS: Album Track List

Following the video premiere of "Kill Your Ego" and "Polarize" last week, Finland's metal hippies EGOKILLS now reveal the tracklisting of their upcoming album "Creation":

1. Reckoning
2. Lifestruck
3. Kill Your Ego
4. Metamorphosis
5. Spiral
6. Shift
7. Creation
8. Insight
9. Polarize
10. Reason Reborn
11. To Follow The Sun

The album was mixed by Antto Tuomainen at MSTR Studio, and mastered by Sami Arola at Astral Studio.
Jani Ikonen has created the cover artwork.

EGOKILLS' debut "Creation" will be released on April 22, 2016 via Massacre Records.

21.03.2016
New Signing: HAMMERSCHMITT

30 years and counting - that's how long HAMMERSCHMITT are around in the music scene!

Even though there might be bands that are meaner, harder, faster, younger or more modern - HAMMERSCHMITT always delivers and the line-up hasn't changed at all in the past, which is pretty rare nowadays.

Real bands sadly aren't that common anymore, but the AOR power metal outfit HAMMERSCHMITT is a true force on stage!

A new HAMMERSCHMITT album will be released later this year via Massacre Records.

Live Dates

Line-up

Ben - Vocals
Gernot - Guitar
Summi - Guitar
Armin - Bass & Backing Vocals
Steve - Drums & Backing Vocals

Links

http://www.hammerschmitt.com
https://www.facebook.com/hammerschmitt
https://www.youtube.com/MunichMetal

19.03.2016
MYSTIC PROPHECY: New Video

Just in time for the release of the new album "War Brigade", MYSTIC PROPHECY presents a second video off the new album!

Enjoy "The Crucifix" here:

The German actor Frank Sollmann appears as a special guest in the video.

The "War Brigade" record release show will take place on March 20, 2016 in Bochum, Germany.

MYSTIC PROPHECY's new album "War Brigade" is out now, a US release is scheduled for May 6, 2016.

18.03.2016
WICKED MARAYA: Album Out Now

WICKED MARAYA's new album "Lifetime In Hell" is out now!

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18.03.2016
MASSACRE RECORDS Sampler Out Now

Our anniversary sampler is out now!

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18.03.2016
MYSTIC PROPHECY: Album Out Now

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16.03.2016
LONEWOLF: Line-up Changes

LONEWOLF has a new guitarist! The band recently announced that Alex Hilbert decided to leave the band due to personal reasons.

Vocalist Jens comments:

»Alex fascinated me with his amazing/unique sense and feeling for music and his incredible talent. I learned so much playing at his side/composing with him. You'll hear on "The Heathen Dawn" leads & solos that I dare to say are some of the best he ever made! A great conclusion to his "Lonewolf years", this album is the greatest gift he could deliver us for his last recording!«

Michael Hellström, band leader of Elvenstorm, is stepping into Alex's shoes and has joined LONEWOLF as new guitarist!

Jens about Michael joining LONEWOLF:

»Replacing Alex is not an easy thing, but I do know one thing: Michael is the right man for the job, and the brother-in-arms that we needed. Technically, of course, but especially humanely.
A brother is gone, another arrives. In the darkness there is always a light: Believe me, one thing is for sure... We are far from being buried and there are a lot of beautiful things to come!«

LONEWOLF's new album "The Heathen Dawn" will be released on May 20, 2016 via Massacre Records.

15.03.2016
EGOKILLS: Video Premiere

Drop everything and head over to Metal.de to watch the official videos for "Polarize" and "Kill Your Ego" off EGOKILLS' upcoming album "Creation"! Click » HERE « EGOKILLS offer diverse and melody-infused metal with lyrics that have a certain hippie touch. "Creation" was mixed by Antto Tuomainen at MSTR Studio, and mastered by Sami Arola at Astral Studio. The band's debut will be released on April 22, 2016 via Massacre Records.

13.03.2016
JADED HEART: Track List + Video

JADED HEART will release their new album "Guilty By Design" next month! The band has now revealed the complete tracklisting of the album:

1. No Reason
2. Godforsaken
3. Seven Gates Of Hell
4. Remembering
5. Rescue Me
6. Salvation
7. No Waiting For Tomorrow
8. Watching You Die
9. So Help Me God
10. Bullying Me
11. This Is The End
12. Torn And Scarred
13. My Farewell (Digipak Bonus Track)
14. My Own Way Down (Digipak Bonus Track)

The official video clip for "Rescue Me" is available here:

"Guilty By Design" was mixed and mastered by Erik Mårtensson, the artwork's been created by Thomas Ewerhard.

JADED HEART's new studio album "Guilty By Design" will be released on April 22, 2016 via Massacre Records.

11.03.2016
MASSACRE RECORDS Sampler Track List

We're going to release our anniversary sampler "25 Years In The Name Of Metal" next Friday, March 18th!

The 2-CD sampler comes with an exclusive 3D cover and is full of all-time classics and brand new smashers.

The complete tracklisting looks like this:

CD1
1. Theatre Of Tragedy - Der Tanz Der Schatten
2. Crematory - Tears Of Time
3. Pretty Maids - Scream
4. Saviour Machine - American Babylon
5. Solitude Aeturnus - Days Of Prayer
6. Laaz Rockit - Holiday In Cambodia
7. Anvil - Dr. Kevorkian
8. Totenmond - Dekadenz ’98
9. Catamenia - Kuolon Tanssi
10. Metalium - Break The Spell
11. Pink Cream 69 - Shame
12. Axxis - Heaven In Black
13. Messiah - Extreme Cold Weather

CD2
14. Edenbridge - Shine (Remaster)
15. Disbelief - Navigator
16. Rebellion - Sweden
17. Majesty - Sons Of A New Millennium
18. Mystic Prophecy - Ravenlord
19. Legion Of The Damned - Legion Of The Damned
20. Eisregen - Eisenkreuzkrieger
21. Illdisposed - Rape
22. Arven - Music Of Light
23. Crystal Ball - Eye To Eye
24. Debauchery - Ironclad Declaration Of War
25. Sinister - The Burden Of Mayhem

Dont forget to follow and listen to our "25 Years In Metal" playlist on Spotify » CLICK HERE

09.03.2016
New Signing - FEANOR

Are you ready for epic stories, face-melting songs and an overall thrilling metal experience? Look no further, FEANOR offers all this and more!

The band's around since summer 1996 and has meanwhile released numerous successful and well praised demos/EPs and two studio albums.

FEANOR are no strangers when it comes to live shows, and the common bond of friendship and never-ending passion for metal between the band and the fans makes FEANOR an unstoppable force!

FEANOR is vocalist Sven D'Anna (Wizard); band founder, bassist and keyboardist Gustavo Acosta; guitarist Walter Hernandez and drummer Frank Gilchriest.

The band's upcoming album - "We Are Heavy Metal" - is the first record in the band's history that's sung entirely in English, and will be released later this year via Massacre Records!

Live Dates

Line-up

• Sven D'Anna - Vocals
• Walter "The Scorpion" Hernández - Electric/Spanish Guitars
• Gustavo Feanor Acosta - Bass, Piano, Keyboard, Percussion & Harp
• Frank Gilchriest - Drums & Percussion

Links

http://www.feanorband.com
https://www.facebook.com/feanorband
https://twitter.com/gustavofeanor
https://www.youtube.com/user/Gustavofeanor
https://open.spotify.com/artist/6J9B80Nw4qDXsSzHAT2Ene

05.03.2016
ILLDISPOSED: Album Title + Artwork

ILLDISPOSED aren't only celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, no, they will also release a new album in less than 3 months!

Guitarist Jakob comments:

»On May 27th we will release our new album "Grey Sky Over Black Town", which will also mark our 25th anniversary as a band.

It's one of the more oldschool albums of our career, showing that we didn't forget how to write grinding, crushing songs as well as mid-tempo grooviness.

The cover artwork by Lasse Hoile is complimenting the dark atmosphere of the music and the lyrics. It's all packed with sheer brutality.«

The band has also released a lot of summer festival dates, including the Heavy Agger Metal Festival, Summer Breeze or Rockharz Open Air!

ILLDISPOSED's new album "Grey Sky Over Black Town" will be released on May 27, 2016 via Massacre Records!

03.03.2016
New Signing: HIGHLORD

HIGHLORD, hailing from Turin (IT), play heavy/power metal with progressive and symphonic influences and will release a new album later this year!

The band's around since 1997 and has already released 7 albums so far.
Horror movie buffs may have already heard a few HIGHLORD songs featured in "The Werewolf Chronicles" and "Blood Of The Werewolf". Besides writing, recording and performing original songs, the band also contributed songs to Manowar, Helloween and Stratovarius tribute albums.

They've also shared the stage with bands like Freedom Call, Elvenking, Sacred Steel and many more, and appeared on festivals like the Rock Inn Somma.

HIGHLORD went through several line-up changes, but this didn't stop them from doing what they love, . Those changes even added new dimensions to their sound!

The band's currently adding finishing touches to their upcoming 8th album, which is set to be released in summer 2016 via Massacre Records.

Line-up

Andrea Marchisio - Vocals
Marco Malacarne - Guitars
Massimiliano Flak - Bass
Luca "T-1000" Pellegrino - Drums

Tour Dates

Links

http://www.highlordofficial.com
https://www.facebook.com/highlordmetalband
https://www.youtube.com/user/highlordofficial
https://twitter.com/Highlord_ITA
https://open.spotify.com/artist/5c2QPbmI8x5S6g5iEimDrS

03.03.2016
LONEWOLF: Album Details

In the past few months, LONEWOLF were busy writing and recording their upcoming album "The Heathen Dawn".
They recently finished the recordings with Xavier Sindt at Microclimat Studio, and the album's now being mixed and mastered by Charles Greywolf at Studio Greywolf.

Péter Sallai of Mortpaintgraphics created the album's stunning cover artwork.

LONEWOLF's new album "The Heathen Dawn" is set to be released on May 20, 2016 via Massacre Records.

Are you ready for a true metal invasion?

01.03.2016
MYSTIC PROPHECY: Record Release Show

Following the cancellation of the planned EU tour as support for Orden Ogan, MYSTIC PROPHECY received a lot of messages from their fans.

The band now announced a one-time "War Brigade" record release show at the Rockpalast (Matrix) in Bochum, Germany, on March 20th!
They'll be joined by God's Army. There will be a signing session after the show.

Everyone who owns a ticket for the "The Book Of Ogan Tour 2016" will receive free entry to the release show! Please note that you have to show the ticket at the door.

Tickets are also available in advance for 9€ and 13€ at the door, respectively.

Further information is available in German HERE.

MYSTIC PROPHECY's new album "War Brigade" will be released on March 18th via Massacre Records.

29.02.2016
New Signing: EGOKILLS

Put those colored heart-shaped glasses as well as the the psychedelic shirts on, and don't forget to wear flowers in your hair - EGOKILLS are going to release their debut soon!

EGOKILLS adopted their "hippie metal" tag from a live review of one of their festival shows. It seemed fitting since the music is diverse and melody-infused metal, but the lyrics bring in the hippie dimension: the universe, inner growth, peace & love.

The members of the band have long crafted their skill to breathe life into music, and have found a solid balance between groovy riffs, big choruses and beautiful melodies.

EGOKILLS already played major Finnish festivals and a good number of club shows during the past few years and have a quickly growing fanbase.

Take a deep breath, make sure you're comfortable and relaxed, open your mind and hear what EGOKILLS is channeling to you in the form of the upcoming debut "Creation", which will be released on April 22, 2016 via Massacre Records!

Line-up

• Janne Selo - Vocals
• Niko Viita-aho - Guitar
• Paavo Pekkonen - Guitar
• Mika Pusa - Bass
• Vilho Rajala - Drums

EGOKILLS Live

11.03.2016 FI Tampere - Vastavirta-klubi

Links

http://egokills.net
https://www.facebook.com/egokillsband
http://www.twitter.com/egokillsband
http://www.youtube.com/egokillsband

26.02.2016
MASSACRE RECORDS: 25 Years In Metal

Time flies, and what a ride it has been so far!

We, MASSACRE RECORDS, are going to celebrate our 25th anniversary next month - how cool is that?!

We're going to celebrate it with a release of a very special anniversary compilation:

"25 Years In The Name Of Metal", to be released on March 18th,  will feature 20+ all-time classics and brand new smashers on 2 CDs!

And here’s the cherry on top: The CD will come with a rad 3-D cover!

Meanwhile, follow and listen to our "25 Years In Metal" playlist on Spotify:

(Link)

25.02.2016
MYSTIC PROPHECY: New Video

It's here - the official video for MYSTIC PROPHECY's killer track "Metal Brigade"!

Watch the video, directed by Krissanathep Suwanachanla, here:

The song's off MYSTIC PROPHECY's upcoming album "War Brigade", to be released on March 18th via Massacre Records.

In case you missed it, MYSTIC PROPHECY just announced that they're no longer supporting Orden Ogan on their European tour due to organizational differences.

25.02.2016
THE ORDER: Album Teaser

And it's a wrap! THE ORDER have successfully finished the recordings of their upcoming album "Rock'n'Rumble"!

It was recorded at Sven Bürgin's Fist Studio in Füllinsdorf, Switzerland. Achim Köhler took care of the mix and the mastering at Indiscreet Audio.

Wanna listen to a few new songs?

Lucky you, THE ORDER have posted a short teaser, which includes the brand new songs "Rock'n'Rumble", "Gimme A Yeah", "Fight", "Turn The Pages" as well as "Play It Loud"!

Listen to the teaser here:

(Link)

The band will celebrate its 10th anniversary and the release of the new album on May 6th at the Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland.

THE ORDER's new album "Rock'n'Rumble" is set to be released on May 6, 2016 via Massacre Records.

24.02.2016
MYSTIC PROPHECY: EU Tour Cancelled

MYSTIC PROPHECY have dropped out of the planned EU tour as support of Orden Ogan.

They released the following statement:


Dear fans, friends and media partners,

we sadly have to announce the cancellation of our participation in the Orden Ogan tour, due to organizational differences.

This decision didn't come easy at all.

We hope and thank for your understanding.


MYSTIC PROPHECY's new album "War Brigade" will be released on March 18th.

22.02.2016
ELM STREET: Album Artwork

Australia's finest ELM STREET recently revealed the artwork of their upcoming new album "Knock 'Em Out... With A Metal Fist"!

The killer cover was created by the legendary Ken Kelly, who also created the artwork for Kiss and Manowar, among others!

Vocalist Ben Batres of ELM STREET comments:

"We have had the privilege of working with some of the world's best and Ken Kelly is right at the top of the list when it comes to art! It is very surreal that the band now joins a client list that includes KISS, Manowar, Rainbow and Ace Frehley.
The concept of overcoming adversity is a theme that runs throughout the whole album. Not just in one aspect of life but in many that we have gone through ourselves, and I'm sure that many will relate to.
Ken created a piece which visually relates to each song from the new album and at the same time reflects the style you expect to hear when you see an album cover like this.
Merging both the art and sound will hopefully deliver a classic album to both old and new fans!"

Ken Kelly himself also said something about the collaboration with ELM STREET:

"I was very proud to be offered the opportunity to tackle the assignment of painting Elm Street's new album cover, 'Knock 'Em Out... With A Metal Fist'. I knew this group is a tremendous force in the Heavy Metal industry, and of course I wanted to play a role in creating their cover art if I could.
The idea for the album at first seemed relatively simple; a metal fist firing at you; but soon it became more complex because we wanted and needed it to have a NOW look! Lucky for me, the band was there to help me create what you see before you!
Knowing that the music will KILL! I feel confident that I've done my best to complete my part of what the band set out to do, create a world-beater album! I enjoyed the challenge and hopefully our paths will cross again."

Ermin Hamidovic recorded, mixed and mastered ELM STREET's upcoming album at Systematic Productions in Melbourne, Australia.

ELM STREET's new album "Knock 'Em Out... With A Metal Fist" will be released on June 25, 2016 via Massacre Records.

20.02.2016
MYSTIC PROPHECY: Video Teaser

MYSTIC PROPHECY's eagerly awaited album "War Brigade" will be released soon!

The band has now posted a short teaser for the upcoming release of the official video for "Metal Brigade" - the second song off "War Brigade"!

Check it out:

The entire video is set to be released on February 25th, MYSTIC PROPHECY's album "War Brigade" will be released on March 18th via Massacre Records.

19.02.2016
THORNBRIDGE: Album Out Now

THORNBRIDGE's new album "What Will Prevail" is out now! Listen to and get your copy here:

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19.02.2016
HARDHOLZ: Album Out Now

HARDHOLZ's new album "Herzinfarkt" is out now! Listen to and get your copy here:

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19.02.2016
FIRELEAF: Album Out Now

FIRELEAF's album "Behind The Mask" is out now! Listen to and get your copy here:

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16.02.2016
WICKED MARAYA: Artwork + Track List

WICKED MARAYA's new album "Lifetime In Hell" will be released next month!
The album comes with an artwork created by Georgi of Moon Ring Design.

The complete tracklisting looks like this:

1. Sounds Of Evil
2. Lifetime In Hell
3. Tomorrow's Child
4. Crash & Burn (Idiot's Delight)
5. Seizure
6. Johnny
7. The Calling
8. River Runs Black
9. Blackout
10. Fall From Grace
11. Suicidal Dawn

Luc Lemay of Gorguts has contributed backing vocals to the song "Seizure".

You can already watch the official video for "Suicidal Dawn" HERE.

The album was originally produced in 1991 by Jim Morris at Morrisound Recording. The two new songs "Suicidal Dawn" and "Fall From Grace" were recorded and produced by John Iadevaio at Soundmine Recording Studio in autumn 2014, and mixed and mastered by Daniel Malsch.

WICKED MARAYA's new album "Lifetime In Hell" will be released on March 18th via Massacre Records.

12.02.2016
RAUNCHY: EU Tour

Time for RAUNCHY to go back on tour!
They just revealed all dates for their upcoming "The Singularity Tour 2016", which are available below!

Wasteland Skills from Sweden, Finland's Electric Deathbeat and Expellow from Switzerland will join them on tour.

Now's your chance to listen to live versions of songs from RAUNCHY's latest album "Vices.Virtues.Visions." once again - be there or be square!

The Singularity Tour 2016
w/ RAUNCHY, Wasteland Skills, Electric Deathbeat + Expellow

21.04.2016 DK Kolding - Pitstop  
22.04.2016 DE Berlin - Blackland  
23.04.2016 DE Weinheim - Café Central  
24.04.2016 CZ České Budějovice - MC Fabrika  
25.04.2016 AT Wien - Viper Room  
26.04.2016 AT Innsbruck - p.m.k  
27.04.2016 CH Wetzikon - Hall Of Fame  
28.04.2016 DE Erfurt - From Hell
29.04.2016 DE Hamburg - Bambi Galore  
30.04.2016 DK Copenhagen - High Voltage

10.02.2016
INFERNAL TENEBRA: EU Tour

INFERNAL TENEBRA are going to hit the road next month!

They recently released their new album "As Nations Fall", which received great reviews so far:

perun.hr - 10/10
zephyrs-odem.de - 9.5/10
metalimperium.com - 9/10
Legacy - 13/15
lordsofmetal.nl - 83/100
metal-only.de - 8/10
metalhammer.it - 7.5/10

The hard-hitting quartet from Croatia will join "The Tyrants Of Death European Tour 2016" with Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation and Abiotic on selected dates - so don't miss INFERNAL TENEBRA live!

The Tyrants Of Death European Tour 2016
w/ Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation, Abiotic, INFERNAL TENEBRA, Exuviated

12.03.2016 DE Heidelberg - Halle 02 (Deathfest)
13.03.2016 NL Utrecht - De Helling
14.03.2016 DE Kassel - K19
16.03.2016 CH Aarau - KiFF
17.03.2016 CH Sion - Le Port Franc
18.03.2016 DE Oberhausen - Helvete
19.03.2016 DE Rheine - Hypothalamus
20.03.2016 NL Nijmegen - Doornroosje
21.03.2016 DK Esbjerg - Tobakken
22.03.2016 DK Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
23.03.2016 SE Malmö - Moriska Paviljongen

07.02.2016
TOTENMOND: Album Pre-Production

You didn't think TOTENMOND are dead, did you?
They're very much alive and are currently working on material for a new album!

TOTENMOND plan to enter the Mastersound Studio of Alexander Krull (Atrocity, Leaves' Eyes) in mid-April.

The band also revealed that Achim Köhler will take care of the mix and mastering.

Being asked what to expect from the new album, bassist Senf stated: "Noise. Really loud noise."

TOTENMOND's new album is set to be released this summer via Massacre Records.

05.02.2016
JADED HEART: Album Title + Artwork

JADED HEART's upcoming album will be unleashed in late April 2016!

"Guilty By Design" was recorded at the Performance Studios in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and produced by the band.

Erik Mårtensson of Eclipse took care of the mix and the mastering.

The kick-ass cover artwork was created by Thomas Ewerhard (Kissin' Dynamite, Eden's Curse, Avantasia).

JADED HEART already shared a short clip from the drum recordings as well as a video in which they're rehearsing a new song.

JADED HEART's new album "Guilty By Design" will be released on April 22, 2016 via Massacre Records.

04.02.2016
MYSTIC PROPHECY: Album Formats

MYSTIC PROPHECY's upcoming album "War Brigade" will be released next month, and the band has now revealed details about the different album formats.

The jewel case edition will contain 11 songs.

The limited digipak will include the bonus track "Sex Bomb", a cover of the song by Tom Jones and Mousse T.

The limited edition vinyl LP w/ gatefold cover will also include the bonus track, and will be limited to 500 units.

The limited box set is a real gem, containing the digipak CD, a tote bag, a patch, a sticker as well as a plectrum!

Rumor has it, that the band will soon release a new video as well.

"War Brigade" was produced and mastered by R.D. Liapakis and C. Schmid at the Music Factory/Prophecy Studios and mixed by Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman. The artwork's been created by Uwe Jarling.

MYSTIC PROPHECY's new album "War Brigade" will be released on March 18th via Massacre Records.

 

02.02.2016
PALACE: EU Tour

PALACE fans, rejoice! The band will join DIRKSCHNEIDER (U.D.O., ex-Accept) on selected dates of his upcoming "Back To The Roots Tour 2016" along with Anvil in March and April.

All confirmed dates are available below.

A few gigs are already sold out, so get your tickets soon.


DIRKSCHNEIDER Back To The Roots Tour 2016 w/ Anvil + PALACE

11.03.2016 DE Leipzig - Hellraiser  
12.03.2016 DE Markneukirchen - Music Hall  
13.03.2016 DE Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik  
16.03.2016 TR Istanbul - Garajistanbul  
17.03.2016 BG Sofia - Music Jam Club  
18.03.2016 GR Thessaloniki - Principal Club Theatre  
19.03.2016 GR Athens - Arhitektoniki Live Stage  
22.03.2016 DE Cologne - Essigfabrik   
23.03.2016 DE Bochum - Zeche  
25.03.2016 CZ Ostrava - Garage Club  
26.03.2016 CZ Zlin - Masters Of Rock Cafe  
27.03.2016 CZ Praha - MeetFactory  
29.03.2016 HU Budapest - Barba Negra   
31.03.2016 DE Munich - Backstage  
01.04.2016 DE Burglengenfeld - VAZ Pfarrheim  
02.04.2016 DE Memmingen - Kaminwerk   
03.04.2016 CH Pratteln - Z7  
05.04.2016 ES Madrid - Sala La Riviera  
06.04.2016 ES Villava-Atarrabia (Navarra) - Sala Totem  
07.04.2016 ES Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2

01.02.2016
VANISH: New Video

It's here, the official video clip for "Great Collapse" off VANISH's latest album "Come To Wither"!

Check it out here:

VANISH are currently also working on a new album.

Vocalist Bastian will release a new album with his other band FIRELEAF, also signed to Massacre Records, this month. 

 
ALBUM TIPP


ELM STREET
Knock 'Em Out - with a metal fist


The new and second album of the Australian Traditional Metal band ELM STREET!
True metal in the vein of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Savatage, Manowar, Megadeth & Grim Reaper.
Co-produced, mixed & mastered by Ermin Hamidovic at Systematic Productions in Melbourne, Australia.
Artwork by the legendary Ken Kelly (KISS, Manowar).
Recorded at Sing Sing Studios in Melbourne, Australia.
"Kiss The Canvas" lyric video to be released in May 2015. Produced by Mihaszna Film (WASP).
High energetic live show deemed to take you back to the old 80’s years!
3 European tours in support of their previous releases "Barbed Wire Metal" & "Heart Racer EP".
Full length European & Australian tours with Iced Earth in 2014; USA tour with Skull Fist and Night Demon in 2015.

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