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21.10.2014
RAUNCHY Premiere 2 New Songs

In cooperation with Devilution , RAUNCHY have recently premiered not one, but two brand new tracks off their upcoming album "Vices.Virtues.Visions." during the radio show "Sort Søndag" on Danish National Radio!

Listen to "Eyes Of A Storm" (ca. 01:17:08) and "Digital Dreamer" (ca. 01:26:31) here: http://www.dr.dk/radio/ondemand/p6beat/sort-soendag-120

The song "Truth Taker" is already available for streaming in its entirety on YouTube.

RAUNCHY's new album "Vices.Virtues.Visions." will be released on November 14, 2014 via Massacre Records.

21.10.2014
CORONATUS Announce New Album

It's been an interesting past year for CORONATUS! Lots of things have changed and new things are about to come.

Ada and Mareike have left the band due to different reasons and Anny Maleyes has joined the band as second vocalist. She's a trained singer and a certified vocal coach as well. Another new face in the band's line-up is Olivér, who's joined CORONATUS as new guitarist.

CORONATUS' upcoming album "Cantus Lucidus" was recorded, mixed and mastered by Markus Stock at Klangschmiede Studio E and features an artwork by Jan Yrlund.

The album opener "Schnee & Rosen" is available for streaming in its entirety here:

CORONATUS' new album "Cantus Lucidus" will be released on December 5, 2014 via Massacre Records and will also be available as limited edition digipak including two bonus tracks.

21.10.2014
ILLDISPOSED: EU Tour

ILLDISPOSED fans, rejoice! The Danish dynamite will go on "With The Lost Souls On Tour 2014" next month, along with EpitomE and Zonaria!

Since Kim Jensen has left the band due to personal reasons, Rasmus Schmidt (ex-Corpus Mortale) will step in as session drummer during the tour.

All confirmed dates are as follows:

With The Lost Souls On Tour 2014
w/ ILLDISPOSED, EpitomE, Zonaria

07.11.2014 DE Berlin - K17 
08.11.2014 DE Niesky bei Görlitz - H.O.L.Z. Niesky    
09.11.2014 CZ Ostrava - Barrák Music Club
10.11.2014 AT Wien - Escape
11.11.2014 AT Salzburg - Rockhaus   
12.11.2014 DE München - Backstage   
13.11.2014 IT Brescia - Circolo Colony
14.11.2014 DE Sailauf - Festhalle am Sportgelände   
15.11.2014 DE Bochum - Rockpalast
16.11.2014 NL Tilburg - Hall Of Fame
17.11.2014 FR Reims - L’Excalibur
18.11.2014 BE Deinze - Muziekcafé Elpee
19.11.2014 DE Siegen - Vortex
20.11.2014 DE Aalen - Rock It
21.11.2014 DE Oettingen - JZ Kraftwerk
22.11.2014 DE Leipzig - Hellraiser

21.10.2014
AGATHODAIMON Call It Quits

It's the end for AGATHODAIMON - at least for now.

Sathonys recently posted a lengthy statement on the band's facebook page as well as homepage, announcing the split of AGATHODAIMON.

He cited personal reasons for the decision. He also stated that he isn't the only one who currently isn't able to dedicate himself to the band 100% and that it's the right decision for now since no one in AGATHODAIMON wants to disappoint their fans.

But he also stated that it is possible that AGATHODAIMON will reunite one day.

The full statement is available on http://www.agathodaimon.de and http://www.facebook.com/agathodaimon

16.10.2014
VOICES OF DESTINY: New Release Date

The release of VOICES OF DESTINY's new album "Crisis Cult" has been pushed back for one week due to unforeseen circumstances at the pressing plant.

The new release date is October 31, 2014!

15.10.2014
VANISH: Album Track List

VANISH's new album "Come To Wither" will be released next week!

The band recently announced that they've teamed up with Primal Fear's Ralf Scheepers on the album's final track!

The tracklisting of the album is as follows:

01. Come To Wither
02. Great Collapse
03. Bless The Buried Child
04. Renewal
05. This Is How We Die
06. Curtain Call
07. Silence (Video Clip)
08. Hollow
09. Hope Shall Rise
10. Reboot
11. The Grand Design (Feat. Ralf Scheepers)

Pre-order "Come To Wither" on iTunes and get the instant grat track "Silence" right away! Click here » http://geni.us/VanishCTWiTunes

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

15.10.2014
RAUNCHY: Artwork, New Song + Tour Dates

Are you ready for RAUNCHY's new album?

"Vices.Virtues.Visions" was produced by Jacob Hansen.. The stunning artwork was designed by the band's guitarist Lars Christensen himself.

Lars on the artwork:
"I wanted to create something powerful, colourful and iconic that dealt with illustration. My main goal was to do it all as illustration as I'm so fed up with Photoshop covers these days. I wanted to create something slightly different, mysterious and little psychedelic - maybe a little androgynous as well. It´s hard to tell if it's a male or female on the front cover. Since I'm a big fan of science fiction and futuristic imaginative universes, I wanted to incorporate that into the scenery."

"Truth Taker", the second track on the album, is available for streaming in its entirety here:

RAUNCHY were recently confirmed for the Danish MTV Headbangers Ball Tour, along with their label mates HateSphere!

MTV Headbangers Ball Tour
w/ HATESPHERE, RAUNCHY, Mercenary, Dawn Of Demise

04.12.2014 DK Aarhus - Voxhall
05.12.2014 DK Aalborg - Studenterhuset
06.12.2014 DK Copenhagen - Bremen Teater

RAUNCHY's new album "Vices.Virtues.Visions" will be released on November 14, 2014 via Massacre Records.

15.10.2014
VOICES OF DESTINY: Track List + Video Clip

VOICES OF DESTINY are going to release their new album "Crisis Cult" next week!

The band has now posted a video clip for the song "Wolfpack". You can watch it here:

The tracklisting of the album, which is the first one with new vocalist Ada Flechtner, is as follows:

01. Intro
02. Wolfpack
03. The Easy Prey
04. To The Slaughter
05. 21 Heroes
06. At The Edge
07. Stormcrow
08. Under Control
09. The Great Hunt
10. Your Creation (Digipak Bonus Track)

The band is also posting comments about each track on their fb page » http://www.facebook.com/voicesofdestiny

A short album trailer is available HERE.

You can now also pre-order the band's new album on iTunes! Click here » http://geni.us/VODCrisisiTunes

VOICES OF DESTINY's new album "Crisis Cult" will be released on October 24, 2014 via Massacre Records.

15.10.2014
EWIGHEIM: Interview (Berlin Metal TV)

Axel from Berlin Metal TV recently conducted an interview with Allen B. Konstanz from EWIGHEIM!

During the interview, that’s available in German only, you’ll learn a little bit more about Allen himself, the history of the band and the new album "24/7".

And of course, Allen took part in Berlin Metal TV’s "Challenge Of Steel"!

Enjoy the highly entertaining interview here:

EWIGHEIM's new album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Markus Stock at Klangschmiede Studio E and will contain 6 brand new songs as well as several remixes or cover versions by bands EWIGHEIM are friends with or who they regard as idols.

EWIGHEIM's new album "24/7" will be released on November 14, 2014 via Massacre Records!

15.10.2014
LONEWOLF: Album Track List

LONEWOLF are going to release their new album "Cult Of Steel" next week!

The tracklisting is as follows:

1. The Cult Of Steel
2. Hordes Of The Night (Pre-listening)
3. Werewolf Rebellion
4. Blood Of The Heretic
5. Hell's Legacy
6. Funeral Pyre
7. Force To Fight
8. Open Fire
9. Mysterium Fidei
10. The Grey Wolves
11. Made In Hell '14 (Digipak Bonus Track)
11. Children Of The Unlight '14 (Digipak Bonus Track)

The album was recorded by Xavier Sindt and mixed & mastered by Charles Greywolf. Peter Salaï is responsible for the cover artwork.

If you pre-order LONEWOLF's album "Cult Of Steel" on iTunes, you'll get the instant grat track "Hordes Of The Night" right away » http://geni.us/LonewolfCOSiTunes

LONEWOLF's 7th album "Cult Of Steel" will be released on October 24, 2014 via Massacre Records.

10.10.2014
LEHMANN: Live Clip

LEHMANN recently supported Testament during the "XXIII Festa di Radio Onda d'Urto" in Italy.

Live footage from LEHMANN playing the song "Gemini" live is available on YouTube:

LEHMANN will embark on the "Uniformity Tour" w/ Dark Tranquillity, Amoral and Acyl in early November 2014 in Europe.

(Tourdaten)

10.10.2014
PALACE: Video Clip

PALACE recently released their new album "The 7th Steel" on Massacre Records. The band has now released the official video clip for the song "Bloodshed Of Gods".

Watch it here on YouTube:

10.10.2014
GLORYFUL: Live Footage

GLORYFUL were one of two Massacre Records bands that played at Germany's Metalfest Loreley this past June. The band has now released live footage from said gig at the Metalfest.

Watch the live clip for "Hiring The Dead" here on YouTube:

10.10.2014
CRYSTAL TEARS: New Video

CRYSTAL TEARS have released a brand new video clip for the song "Resurrection Suicide", off the band's latest album "Hellmade".

Enjoy the clip here on YouTube:

"Resurrection Suicide" is one of the most extreme songs the band has ever written and about the ultimate rebirth out of a total reset, just like a phoenix rising.

Catch CRYSTAL TEARS live on MYSTIC PROPHECY's "KillHammer Tour" along with FireForce, starting October 15th!

(Tour Dates)

10.10.2014
SPOTIFY: The Best Of Female Fronted Metal

Wanna listen to the best metal music feat. female vocalists or even all-girl bands?

Then subscribe to this "The Best Of Female Fronted Metal" playlist on Spotify and stay up-to-date regarding really hard-rocking girls!

The playlist features bands like 69 Chambers, Asylum Pyre, Doro, Elysion, Epica, Nightwish or Sirenia and many more!

30.09.2014
TUXEDO: New Song + Video

TUXEDO have released a new song as well as a video clip!

"Jealousy" was recorded at MeinE Studios with Michael Empfelseder and mixed and mastered by V.O. Pulver at Little Creek Studio.

Enjoy the clip here:

The clip was produced by Stefan Lenz a.k.a. Schrankenstein.

The song's also available as digital single on iTunes, Google Play Music or Amazon MP3.

30.09.2014
EWIGHEIM: Album Details

Is there a better way to celebrate a band's 15th anniversary than with the release of a new album? Probably not.

EWIGHEIM recently revealed the first details about their upcoming album "24/7"!

It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Markus Stock at Klangschmiede Studio E and features 10 tracks regularly, or 11 tracks if you buy the limited digipak edition.

"24/7" will contain 6 brand new songs, the other songs are remixes or cover versions by bands EWIGHEIM are friends with or who they regard as idols.

The artwork was once again created by Yantit himself.

EWIGHEIM are also celebrating their anniversary with a few gigs:

17.10.2014 DE Karlsruhe - Festhalle Durlach

Anniversary Gigs

14.11.2014 DE Bochum - Matrix
15.11.2014 DE Berlin - K17
16.11.2014 DE Mühltal - Steinbruch-Theater

EWIGHEIM's new album "24/7" is set to be released on November 14, 2014 via Massacre Records!

30.09.2014
VENI DOMINE: Band Quits

On September 20, 2014 VENI DOMINE announced the band's breakup on their fb page. Here's the full statement:

"With a heavy heart we bring you the news that we decided to put the band to sleep, it is no longer.

27 years that holds and keeps the full spectra of every emotion imaginable, not without sadness we left the table with the decision unthinkable but yet inevitable.

Time caught up with us and at the end of the day we found that trying keeping a band at a high level with all including parts is a task too time-consuming to handle. On the horizon we saw it coming. Even though we steered clear of the horizon on many occasions the horizon moved closer, faster than expected this time.

We left the table with a sense of mutual respect, the brotherhood and friendship will live on.

Being labeled a Christian band we fought the preconceptions on many fronts and we feel fortunate to have gained friends all over the world, including all kinds of different worldviews excluding no one.

Our love and respect to all our friends who stood by us during the years, our families who took the downside of the business, all of you who bought the music, responded and communicated back to us, we shared this journey that ends today.

We leave with the legacy of seven albums, there's a lot to say about that but one must not linger in the past, tomorrow must not be bound by yesterdays, life will move on.

The future holds no promises other than that all is possible. Branching out from here: The Redstone Project, Grand Stand and Nubian Rose - keep track of those and we will meet again."

VENI DOMINE's final album "Light" was released in late May 2014 via Massacre Records.

26.09.2014
PALACE: 'The 7th Steel' Out Now

PALACE’s new album "The 7th Steel", that was produced by Gerhard "Gerassi" Magin at Gerassi Park Studio and mastered by Jürgen Lusky at House Of Audio, is out now via Massacre Records!

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26.09.2014
SCANNER: New Album

SCANNER have resigned to Massacre Records and plan to release a new album!

SCANNER sure aren't strangers in the metal scene, since they're around since the mid-80's!

SCANNER had a few bumps in the road of their journey so far, but that didn't stop them from doing their thing! SCANNER always existed, even when there were false rumors circulating regarding the band's status.

The band can look back on an impressive live history, including numerous live gigs worldwide, European tours and appearances at festivals, such as Germany's Wacken Open Air.

From 1988 'til 2002, SCANNER released 5 albums so far and now - almost 13 years after the release of their latest album "Scantropolis" - the band is back with a new record!

The band's brand new album is entitled "The Judgement"! The cover artwork's been created by Anestis Goudas.

The idea behind the album is that the Scanner has returned to earth to see what religion has done to mankind. He also asks himself how a society would evolve if there wouldn't be any religion at all. Would it be possible to live in peace?

The new album promises to feature true and uncompromising power speed metal! There will be catchy songs like the album's title track, but also songs that will have you chanting and singing along, and even high speed metal tracks.

SCANNER's new album "The Judgement" is planned to be released in late January 2015 via Massacre Records!

Line-up

Axel A.J. Julius - Guitars
Efthimios Ioannidis - Vocals
Andreas Zeidler - Guitars
Jonathan Sell - Bass
Patrick Klose - Drums

http://www.scanner4u.de
http://www.facebook.com/Scanner.Heavy.Metal.Band

26.09.2014
THE PROPHECY²³: 'Untrue Like A Boss' Out Now

THE PROPHECY²³’s new album "Untrue Like A Boss", that was produced by Kristian "Kohle" Kohlmannslehner, is out now via Massacre Records!

The band also posted the official video clip for their single "Party Like It's '84". Watch it here:

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26.09.2014
New Signing: STORMWITCH

STORMWITCH have signed with Massacre Records and are going to release their new album "Season Of The Witch" in early 2015!

The band was formed in the early 80's and released its debut album "Walpurgis Night" in 1984. With the release of their 4th album "Beauty And The Beast" in 1987, which featured the band's first ballad, the fans soon referred to them as the masters of black romantic.

The band's 7th album "Shogun" should be the last for the next few years since STORMWITCH decided to disband in 1996. In 2004, the band briefly returned and released the album "Witchcraft" but split up again shortly after. In 2010, STORMWITCH were finally back again with a new line-up.

Meanwhile, the band's line-up consists of Vocalist Andy Mück, guitarists Ralf Stoney and Volker Schmietow, bassist Jürgen Wannenwetsch and drummer Micha Kasper, who recently replaced Peter Langer who left the band due to private reasons.

STORMWITCH were always known for their memorable live shows and played numerous club shows as well as festival gigs worldwide and toured with bands such as Killer or Krokus.

STORMWITCH wrote history, but are still bursting with new ideas.

Beware, the WITCH is alive!

Line-up

Andy Mück - Vocals
Ralf "Stoney" - Guitar
Volle Schmietow - Guitar
Jürgen "Wanschi" Wannenwetsch - Bass
Micha Kasper - Drums

http://www.stormwitch.eu
http://www.facebook.com/Stormwitch.Band

19.09.2014
HELLDORADOS: 'Lessons In Decay' Out Now

HELLDORDADOS’ new album "Lessons In Decay", that was mixed & mastered by Sven "Samson" Geiger, is out now!

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19.09.2014
HALCYON WAY: 'Conquer' Out Now

HALCYON WAY’s new album "Conquer", produced by Jon Bodan and Lasse Lammert at Forever Productions in Atlanta, GA., is out now!

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19.09.2014
New Signing: VIPER SOLFA

We're happy to announce the signing of Norway's extreme metal outfit VIPER SOLFA!

Ronny Thorsen about the signing:

"After spending over a year crafting this beast of an album, Viper Solfa is very pleased to announce our signing to Germany’s Massacre Records! Having worked intensely in both Sound Suite Studios in France and Strand Studio in Oslo, Norway, to obtain the results needed to present the material, it feels very comfortable to hand over the finished product to one of the longest-running metal labels around. We look forward to a fruitful collaboration with the enthusiastic people at Massacre!"   

VIPER SOLFA is still a young band, formed in 2013, but consists of experienced musicians. The band emerged as an idea of ex-Trail Of Tears front man and VIPER SOLFA vocalist Ronny Thorsen, who was quickly joined by fellow TOT band members Endre Moe (bass) as well as Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow (drums) and guitarist/keyboardist Morfeus (Mayhem, Limbonic Art).

With the material at hand, it soon became obvious that the band's sound needed a diverse and intense female voice. After numerous auditions with vocalists from all around the globe, Miriam "Sphinx" Renvåg (Ram-Zet) completed the band's line-up.

The vast musical backgrounds of everyone involved results in a merciless musical extreme metal beast, which the band fittingly labels as "POISON MUSIC".

VIPER SOLFA's debut album is entitled "Carving An Icon" and is expected to be released in the first half of 2015 via Massacre Records.

Are you ready to get poisoned?


» Live Dates

19.10.2014 BE Wieze - Oktoberhallen (Metal Female Voices Fest)
30.04.-02.05.2015 NO Kopervik (Karmøy) - 1866 (Karmøygeddon Festival)

» Line-up

Ronny Thorsen - Vocals
Miriam "Sphinx" Renvåg - vocals
Morfeus - Guitars, Keyboards, Orchestration
Endre Moe - Bass
Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow - Drums

» Links

http://www.vipersolfa.com
http://www.facebook.com/vipersolfaofficial
http://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialViperSolfa

16.09.2014
HELLDORADOS: Exclusive Competition

HELLDORADOS are soon going to release their new album "Lessons In Decay"!

Now, after their single "By The Progress" is already available for free on http://massacre.musiclogistics.net/artists/helldorados, the band decided to treat their fans with an exclusive competition on facebook!

Here's what you have to do in order to qualify for it:

- Like THIS POSTING
- Optional: Share it as well!

All people who like the post have the chance to win 1 of 5 signed "Lessons In Decay" albums!

People who also share it, can win 1 of 2 fantastic fan packages, consisting of the new album, an autograph, the tour poster, a t-shirt and more!

The competition ends on September 21, 2014. Good luck!

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

15.09.2014
HATESPHERE: Video + EU Tour

HATESPHERE proudly present their new video "Pandora's Hell"!

Enjoy it here:

It was shot on August 23rd in a forst in Hilleröd, Denmark, with director artin Vrede Nielsen. It was produced Angry Art Produktions in cooperation with Ko3a and Vrede Film.

HATESPHERE are soon embarking on EU tour w/ Finntroll and Profane Omen:

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

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

Listen to and get your copy of HATESPHERE's latest album here:

Spotify » http://open.spotify.com/album/5LSNEtgSZuAzr1Ia587vn0
Mailorder » http://www.metalmerchant.com
iTunes » http://geni.us/HateSphereMLiTunes
ebay » http://stores.ebay.de/METALMAILORDER

09.09.2014
HELLDORADOS: Tour Dates

HELLDORADOS are going to release their new album "Lessons In Decay" next week!

The band has now announced several live dates:

Lessons In Decay Tour 2014

03.10.2014 DE Gadenstedt - Black Hand Inn*
24.10.2014 DE Göppingen - Werfthalle
25.10.2014 DE Gaildorf - Carty
31.10.2014 DE Nürnberg - Rockfabrik*
01.11.2014 CH Siebnen - District 28*
07.11.2014 DE Tannheim - Schwarzer Adler Egelsee*
21.11.2014 DE München - Backstage*
22.11.2014 DE Essen - Turock*
28.11.2014 DE Aalen - Rock It*

*w/ BLOOD GOD + DEBAUCHERY

Pre-order your copy of "Lessons In Decay" here:

Mailorder » http://www.metalmerchant.com
iTunes » http://geni.us/HelldoradosLIDiTunes (pre-order it on iTunes and get the instant grat track "By The Progress" right away!)
Amazon CD » http://geni.us/HelldoradosLIDamznCD

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

09.09.2014
LOVE.MIGHT.KILL: New Song + Video

LOVE.MIGHT.KILL have released a brand new song and its video clip called "Addicted To The Night", which features Andi Deris of Helloween as guest singer!

Watch and enjoy the video clip, directed by Stefan Ellerhorst & Philip Heyelmann, here:

It's the first new song since the band's 2012 release "2 Big 2 Fail" and is a foretaste of the band's upcoming, third album "Super Distortion", which is expected to be released in spring 2015!

The band stated about the collaboration with Andi:

"Andi fits 100% for this song, that's why he was our first choice as a guest singer. We are overjoyed that he immediately was on board and did a marvelous performance. His duet with our Gianba is definitely one of the highlights in the history of Love.Might.Kill!"

05.09.2014
LONEWOLF: Song Pre-listening

LONEWOLF recently released the first details about their upcoming album "Cult Of Steel". Now the band proudly presents the first single off the upcoming album.

You can listen to the album's second track "Hordes Of The Night" here:

The album was recorded by Xavier Sindt and mixed & mastered by Charles Greywolf. Peter Salaï is responsible for the cover artwork.

Pre-order LONEWOLF's album "Cult Of Steel" on iTunes and get the instant grat track "Hordes Of The Night" right away » http://geni.us/LonewolfCOSiTunes

LONEWOLF's 7th album "Cult Of Steel" will be released on October 24, 2014 via Massacre Records and will also be available as limited edition digipak w/ two bonus tracks.

05.09.2014
SPOTIFY: Metallic Party Hits Playlist

It's Friday - which means: party time!

Still looking for an adequate soundtrack? Look no further!

You'll find a nice collection of party hits - incl. songs by Guns N' Roses , Die Kassierer, Mambo Kurt or Knorkator - here:

05.09.2014
HALCYON WAY: EU Tour

We've got great news for all HALCYON WAY fans in Europe! The band's going to join Saxon's European tour with Skid Row!

Here are the confirmed dates w/ HALCYON WAY as special guests:

Warriors Of The Road World Tour
w/ Saxon, Skid Row, HALCYON WAY
 
30.10.2014 DE Bremen - Aladin
01.11.2014 DE Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
02.11.2014 DE Köln - Live Music Hall
04.11.2014 DE Saarbrücken - Garage
05.11.2014 BE Antwerp - Trix
06.11.2014 NL Tilburg - 013
08.11.2014 SE Stockholm - Münchenbryggeriet
09.11.2014 SE Gothenburg - Trädgår'n
10.11.2014 DK Aarhus - Voxhall
12.11.2014 DK Copenhagen - Amager Bio
13.11.2014 DE Hamburg - Markthalle   
14.11.2014 DE Berlin - Huxleys Neue Welt
15.11.2014 PL Warsaw - Klub Progresja  
16.11.2014 CZ Prague - Roxy
18.11.2014 AT Linz - Posthof    
19.11.2014 CH Pratteln - Z7
20.11.2014 DE München - Backstage Werk
21.11.2014 DE Mannheim - Alte Seilerei
23.11.2014 DE Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn
24.11.2014 FR Paris - Le Bataclan    
25.11.2014 FR Villeurbanne/Lyon - Le Transbordeur   
26.11.2014 FR Ramonville-Saint-Agne/Toulouse - Le Bikini   
28.11.2014 FR Strasbourg - La Laiterie
29.11.2014 FR Lille - Le Splendid   

Pre-order HALCYON WAY's album "Conquer" on iTunes and get the instant grat track "Web Of Lies" right away » http://geni.us/HalcWayConqueriTunes

HALCYON WAY's new album "Conquer" will be released on September 19, 2014 via Massacre Records.

29.08.2014
HALCYON WAY: Track List + Studio Video

After posting a video clip ("Web Of Lies") and a lyric video ("Home"), HALCYON WAY now published the first the first in-studio video.

The video features footage from the drum recordings at LSD Studios in Lübeck, Germany, with producer Lasse Lammert and is available here:

HALCYON WAY also released the album's tracklisting:

01. Conquer
02. Web Of Lies
03. Conceived In Torment
04. Home
05. World Comes Undone
06. Militant
07. Hatred Is My Cause
08. The Poisoned Apple
09. Save Your Tears
10. Unbroken
11. King Of Ruin
12. Eviscerate The Morning Sun

HALCYON WAY's 4th album "Conquer" will be released on September 19, 2014 via Massacre Records and is available for an attractive "Newcomer Price".

29.08.2014
HELLDORADOS: Video + Track List

HELLDORADOS' recently released their free digital single "By The Progress" off their upcoming album "Lessons In Decay".

An official video clip for the song is now available here:

Get the single here:

The band also revealed the album's tracklisting, which looks like this:

01. Seven Deadly Sins
02. In For The Kill
03. By The Progress
04. The Devil Takes The Hindmost
05. Anytime, Anywhere
06. Let Us Play
07. Megalomaniac
08. Wake Up Dead
09. To Live Is To Die
10. Something Sweet
11. We Won‘t Back Down

HELLDORADOS' second album "Lessons In Decay" will be released on September 19, 2014 via Massacre Records!

29.08.2014
New Signing: MESSIAH'S KISS

We're happy to announce the signing of MESSIAH'S KISS!

The band was formed in 2001 and released its debut "Prayer For The Dying" in August 2002, shortly after playing on Wacken Open Air's famous True Metal Stage. Soon after, the band joined DORO on her European tour as special guest.

The second album "Metal" was released in 2004 and delivered once again straight and uncompromising heavy metal. The third album "Dragonheart" followed in 2007 and the band played at the first edition of the Magic Circle Festival.

Unfortunately, the band was forced to go on hiatus due to health issues.

But now they're back and ready to release their new album "Get Your Bulls Out!" in early December 2014 via Massacre Records!

Placing no creative limits on themselves, MESSIAH'S KISS bring a courageous new blend of rock music - powerful and energetic, yet soulful and melodic!

Be prepared for an album with great vocal hooks, spine-shattering riffs and irresistible grooves. A true melting pot of emotions to unite all the corners of the rock genre!

29.08.2014
LONEWOLF: Album Details

LONEWOLF released first details about their upcoming album!

"Cult Of Steel" was produced by the band and recorded by Xavier Sindt at Microclimat Studio. Charles Greywolf (Powerwolf) mixed and mastered it at Studio Greywolf.

Peter Salaï is responsible for the cover artwork.

The album will also be available as limited edition digipak with two bonus tracks.

LONEWOLF's 7th album "Cult Of Steel" will be released on October 24, 2014 via Massacre Records.

22.08.2014
UNDERJORD: 'Sheol' out now!

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

Buy and stream it here:

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21.08.2014
THE PROPHECY²³: Track List + Song Pre-listening

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

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

"Untrue Like A Boss" track list:

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

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

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

21.08.2014
PALACE: Artwork + Song Pre-listening

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

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

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

Listen to the song called "Iron Horde" here:

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

21.08.2014
Spotify: New Playlists

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

Listen to and follow the playlist here:

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

Listen to and follow the playlist here:

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

15.08.2014
BLOOD GOD: Album Out Now + New Video

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

Listen to and get your copy here:

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

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

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

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

15.08.2014
HELLDORADOS: Free Single + Album Teaser Video

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

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

Get it here:

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

Watch it here:

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

15.08.2014
EISREGEN: 'Zerfall' Out Now

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

Stream and get your copy here:

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

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

06.08.2014
BLOOD GOD + EISREGEN: Pre-order Links

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

Pre-order your copy here:

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

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

Pre-order your copy here:

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06.08.2014
HALCYON WAY: Lyric Video

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

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

Animator Rachel Parsons created the lyric video.

Check it out here:

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

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

06.08.2014
VANISH: Album Artwork + Tour Dates

VANISH recently revealed several details of their upcoming album!

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

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

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

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

You can see the band live here:

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

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

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

06.08.2014
UNDERJORD: Pre-order Links

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

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

Pre-order your copy here:

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

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

06.08.2014
SPOTIFY: Cover Versions Playlist

Cover songs, don't you love them?

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

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

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

Listen to and follow it here:

04.08.2014
UNDERJORD: Album Track List

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

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

The tracklisting looks like this:

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

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

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

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

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

04.08.2014
EISREGEN: 'Zerfall' Re-Release

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

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

"Zerfall" will be available in 3 different formats:

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

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

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

The track list looks like this:

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

EISREGEN vocalist M. Roth about the re-release:

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

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

04.08.2014
BLOOD GOD: Album Track-By-Track

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

04.08.2014
SPOTIFY: Forgotten Jewels Playlist

Time for a new Spotify playlist, you guys!

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

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

Follow and listen to the playlist here:

01.08.2014
MASSACRE RECORDS: Label Of The Month

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

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

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

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

But wait, there's more!

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

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

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

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

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

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

25.07.2014
CRYSTAL TEARS: Lyric Video

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

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

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

CRYSTAL TEARS' album "Hellmade" is available here:

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

25.07.2014
GLORYFUL: Drum Recordings Video

GLORYFUL posted an album teaser video about two weeks ago.

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

Watch the video here:

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

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25.07.2014
CRYSTAL EYES + REAPER: Albums Out Now

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

Stream and order your copy here:

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

Stream and order your copy here:

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25.07.2014
HALCYON WAY: Video Clip

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

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

Watch it here:

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

25.07.2014
THE PROPHECY²³: Promo Video + Tour Dates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE PROPHECY²³ - Untrue Like A Boss Tour 2014

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

Further dates will be announced soon.

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

19.07.2014
DUSKMACHINE: Lyric Video

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

Enjoy the clip here:

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

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18.07.2014
HALCYON WAY: Artwork + Release Shows

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

Singer Steve Braun commented on the new album:

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

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

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

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

18.07.2014
CRYSTAL EYES: Track List

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

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

The artwork’s been created by Jan Yrlund.

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

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

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

18.07.2014
REAPER: Album Track-By-Track Commentary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

18.07.2014
SPOTIFY: Thrash Metal Overdose Playlist

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

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

Well, what are you waiting for then?

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

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

18.07.2014
BURDEN OF GRIEF: Album Out Now

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

Stream and get your copy here:

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

15.07.2014
July 18th + 25th Releases: Song Snippets

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

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

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

11.07.2014
BLOOD GOD: New Video Clip

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

Well, we've got fantastic news for you!

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

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

A short album teaser is available HERE.

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

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

11.07.2014
REBELLION: Live Footage

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

"Kiew"

"Ala Germanica"

11.07.2014
GLORYFUL: 'Ocean Blade' Teaser

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

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

Watch the video here:

"Ocean Blade" @ Spotify
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11.07.2014
SCHWARZER ENGEL: Exclusive Headliner Show

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

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

07.11.2014 DE Stuttgart - Club Zentral (Flyer)

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

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

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

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

Pre-order your copy here:

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

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

Pre-order your copy here:

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

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

Pre-order your copy here:

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

06.07.2014
New Signing: LONEWOLF

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
ALBUM TIPP


LONEWOLF
Cult Of Steel


The new and 7th album by the French true heavy metal band from Grenoble.
During the past decade, LONEWOLF went on headliner EU tour w/ Dragonsfire and Iron Fate in 2011 and were part of the "Wolfsnächte Tour" 2012, along with Powerwolf, Stormwarrior and Mystic Prophecy.
They also played at festivals such as the Up The Hammers (GR), Headbangers Open Air (GER), Hard Rock Session (FR), Beastival (DE) or the Metalfest Open Airs (DE and AT).

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