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Synaptik "The Mechanisms of Consequence" Reissue Brain Spark edition remix

DeFox Records and Heart Of Steel Records are really excited to announce the Re-release, Remixed and Remastered version of debut album of prog metal band SYNAPTIK from England.
The album titled "The Mechanisms of Consequence" Reissue Brain Spark edition remix, contains 9 songs in vein of technical Progresive Metal, featuring Alan Tecchio ex Hades and Watchtower as special guest..
The digital release will be available on December 30th on every worldwide webstores, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, Google Play, Tidal, Shazam...

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Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 16:00

Indian/American progressive metal band SKYHARBOR has signed a worldwide deal with Entertainment One/Good Fight Music. The group is in the studio with producer Forrester Savell (KARNIVOOL, TWELVE FOOT NINJA, DEAD LETTER CIRCUS) working on its new full-length album, "Sunshine Dust". The follow-up to 2014's "Guiding Lights" will be released later in the year. "It goes without saying that we're stoked as all hell to have found our new home with Entertainment One and Good Fight Music," says guitarist Keshav Dhar. "They have been key in bringing to life our vision for where we want this band to go, and we're delighted to be able to bring our new record out to the world through them." SVP of Metal, eOne Music's Scott Givens adds: "Entertainment One is committed to developing and breaking new rock/metal music talent. SKYHARBOR has already laid the foundation for an amazing future with us and we are all excited to get to work." SKYHARBOR will support its new labelmates THE CONTORTIONIST on a North American run named "Clairvoyant North America 2018". Dhar continues: "Our first-ever North American tour was with THE CONTORTIONIST in 2015, and we became great friends on that run. We've been gunning for a chance to tour with them again ever since, and it couldn't have come at a better time. It's going to be a truly memorable experience." From a file on a computer sitting in New Delhi to a full-fledged touring band with members from around the world formed over the Internet, SKYHARBOR has defied convention every step of the way. The debut album, "Blinding White Noise", was released worldwide in 2012 to critical acclaim and earned the band a dedicated fan following across the globe. Since then, SKYHARBOR has been performing regularly around the world and making waves with its distinctive brand of sweeping, ethereal prog-rock, releasing "Guiding Lights" in 2014 after a wildly successful crowdfunding campaign. After a brief patch of turbulence that saw new frontman Eric Emery and drummer Aditya Ashok solidify the band's lineup, SKYHARBOR embarked on a series of tours around the world, covering North America, Europe and India. Photo credit: Argon Photography

SKINDRED Teases 'Machine' Video

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 16:00

Welsh "ragga metal" and SKINDRED will release its new album, "Big Tings", on April 27 via Napalm Records. A single, "Machine", will precede the full-length effort, featuring vocals by REEF frontman Gary Stringer and guitar by Phil Campbell of MOTÖRHEAD. The track was previously used as both the intro and outro theme to AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson's TV show "Cars That Rock". A teaser for the "Machine" video is available below. "The album's sounding really big," SKINDRED drummer Arya Goggin told Metal Hammer magazine. "With that name, you have got to deliver big songs. There will be lots of twists and turns — nothing's off limits." SKINDRED vocalist Benji Webbe added: "We are totally revved up about our new single, 'Machine', and are busy getting wheels into motion and gearing up ahead of our U.K. tour in what is looking like being a turbo-charged bumper year." SKINDRED will embark on a full U.K. tour in April with special guests CKY. Benji revealed last year that he was working Campbell on the MOTÖRHEAD guitarist's upcoming solo album.

PHIL CAMPBELL - Track By Track #1 online!

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 15:00

PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS, led by the legendary long time MOTÖRHEAD guitarist, have released the first track by track for the band's upcoming debut album, »The Age Of Absurdity«, out January 26, 2018. Get some in depth info and hear some sound snippets here: https://youtu.be/VbPW5IiPXok Recently the band also announced an intimate release day performance at YouTube Space London which will be streamed live via the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel. To be in with a chance of joining the band at YouTube Space London for this exclusive show, click HERE! The album is now available for pre-order in various formats (CD, CD + tote bag and signed photo card as well as on black, white/red bi colored and clear vinyl) at this location: http://nblast.de/PCATBSAgeOfAbsurdityNB

THERION - third album trailer online!

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 15:00

On February 9th, symphonic metal pioneers THERION will finally release their three-hour-long opera project »Beloved Antichrist«. After unveiling the opera's plot, characters and the differences to the Russian novel it is loosely based upon, band leader Christofer Johnsson now discusses the intense writing process of this massive composition and what he always liked - but also disliked - about classical operas and modern musicals. Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/XRCx749yP2A Here are the previous clips: 'Night Reborn' lyric video: https://youtu.be/VcrZqSv2B-k 'Temple Of New Jerusalem' lyric video: https://youtu.be/S_E9PLcidgg Trailer #1 - about the plot of the opera: https://youtu.be/4rUNQ1SNDuw Trailer #2 - about the differences to the novel: https://youtu.be/Hlfq5asOvMM »Beloved Antichrist« is now available for pre-order: http://nblast.de/BelovedAntichrist

JUDAS PRIEST Teases New Song 'Spectre'

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 15:00

A 12-second snippet of the new JUDAS PRIEST song "Spectre" is available in the YouTube clip below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Firepower", which will be released on March 9 via Epic. The follow-up to 2014's "Redeemer Of Souls" was recorded by British producer Andy Sneap, the band's longtime collaborator Tom Allom and engineer Mike Exeter (BLACK SABBATH). The cover artwork for "Firepower" was created by the Chilean/Italian digital artist and photographer Claudio Bergamin. "Firepower" track listing: 01. Firepower 02. Lightning Strike 03. Evil Never Dies 04. Never The Heroes 05. Necromancer 06. Children of the Sun 07. Guardians 08. Rising From Ruins 09. Flame Thrower 10. Spectre 11. Traitors Gate 12. No Surrender 13. Lone Wolf 14. Sea Of Red JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford told U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine about the lyrical themes covered on "Firepower": "We're an open book. We can go anywhere, and that's my job, where the proverbial word 'challenge' comes into play. I'm looking for things around me in the real world and in the metal fantasy world, so I'm making political comment and comments on the environment, as metaphorically as I can. "We've always tried to be a bit ambigious, so our fans can make up their own mind, but on this one, you know, we are talking about Mother Earth and places like 10 Downing Street [the headquarters of the government of the United Kingdom]," he continued. "But we've always found a balance in not making the message too intense, while showing that we're connected as a bunch of metalheads in the real world." Halford also credited "the incredible work" of Sneap for making "Firepower" sound "as wonderful as it does." "We are aware of the elements that are important to PRIEST, that have been our anvil in everything we've done, but in working with Andy, who is such a sought-after, contemporary metal producer, he's been able to dial everything in and get an effect where what you hear coming out of the speaker sounds like a young, fresh metal band," he said. "I've always tried to keep up with what's going on in metal, and I really feel confident that this sound is as strong as it ever was." The official video for the album's first single, "Lightning Strike", can be seen below. Halford stated about "Lightning Strike": "To me, the overall concept of this song is to use the element of a lightning strike to pull away and tear apart at an individual, at a body of people, maybe an organization, maybe an administration, that is kind of leading you, or leading us, into potentially a destructive place. You're kind of spinning that effect round, and you have the right to react and to do something about it. So that, in essence, is what this song is all about." The North American leg of the "Firepower" tour will kick off on March 13 in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania and will wrap on May 1 in San Antonio, Texas. Support on the trek will come from SAXON and BLACK STAR RIDERS.

W.E.T. Feat. JEFF SCOTT SOTO: Behind-The-Scenes Look At Making Of 'Earthrage' Album

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 15:00

A five-minute behind-the-scenes look at the making of "Earthrage", the third album from the Swedish/American melodic hard rock supergroup W.E.T., which features vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (SONS OF APOLLO, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, TALISMAN), guitarist/vocalist Erik Martensson (ECLIPSE, NORDIC UNION, AMMUNITION) and guitarist Robert Säll (WORK OF ART), is available below. The disc will be released on March 23 via Frontiers Records Srl. W.E.T. — whose moniker is an acronym of the names of the acts that the group's core members are best known for (WORK OF ART, ECLIPSE, TALISMAN) — released its acclaimed self-titled debut album in 2009. The band's sophomore effort, "Rise Up", surfaced in 2013, followed by the live CD/DVD "One Live - In Stockholm" in 2014. Now, the group — which also features drummer Robban Bäck (MUSTASCH) and guitarist Magnus Henriksson (ECLIPSE) — returns with an album that label owner Serafino Perugino claims is "by far one of the best records in Frontiers's history." "Earthrage" track listing: 01. Watch The Fire 02. Burn 03. Kings On Thunder Road 04. Elegantly Wasted 05. Urgent 06. Dangerous 07. Calling Out Your Name 08. Heart Is On The Line 09. I Don't Wanna Play That Game 10. The Burning Pain Of Love 11. The Never-Ending Retraceable Dream The "Watch The Fire" video can be seen below. Soto told 100 Percent Rock Magazine last year that W.E.T. is "a project. It's not a band in the sense of touring and we get together and do the things that bands do. That's why we only have a handful of dates under our belts to date. We've never actually done a tour together, because it's three completely different bands that are just so busy all the time. And Erik is as bad as I am — Erik Mårtensson. He's in several bands and he's always producing and writing and jumping from one to the next. We've never tried to actually follow up as a band."

COMEBACK KID - kick off European tour!

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 12:00

Canada's finest hardcore/punk outfit, COMEBACK KID, will kick off their Eastern/Southern European tour today in Athens, Greece. The band will tour in support of their latest output »Outsider«, which was released in September via Nuclear Blast. Also today, the group has announced even more European shows. In between their gigs at the renowned Impericon Festivals in April, COMEBACK KID will play some more shows - see dates below. COMEBACK KID 18.01.18 Greece Athens @ Gagarin 205 19.01.18 Greece Thessaloniki @ Principal Club Theater 20.01.18 Bulgaria Sofia @ Mixtape5 21.01.18 Romania Brasov @ Rockstadt 22.01.18 Romania Cluj-Napoca @ Form Space 23.01.18 Serbia Belgrade @ Dom Omladine 24.01.18 Bosnia Sarajevo @ Underground 25.01.18 Croatia Zagreb @ KSET 26.01.18 Italy Rome @ Traffic Club 27.01.18 Italy Pinarella Di Cervia @ Rockplanet 28.01.18 Switzerland Monthey @ Pont Rouge * 29.01.18 France Montpellier @ Secret Place * 30.01.18 Spain Barcelona @ Razzmatazz 2 * 31.01.18 Spain Bilbao @ Kafe Antzokia * 01.02.18 Spain Madrid @ Caracol * 02.02.18 Spain A Coruña @ Playa Club * 03.02.18 Portugal Porto @ Hard Club * 04.02.18 Portugal Lisbon @ RCA Club * * = w/ special guest NASTY »Impericon Festivals 2018« 20.04. A Vienna - Arena 21.04. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle 22.04. CH Solothurn - Kofmehl 27.04. D Munich - Backstage 28.04. D Leipzig - Messe COMEBACK KID MALEVOLENCE KNOCKED LOOSE OBEY THE BRAVE MASS WORSHIP 23.04.18 D Schweinfurt, Stattbahnhof !!!NEW!!! 24.04.18 PL Poznaจฝ, U Bazyla !!!NEW!!! 25.04.18 D Hannover, Faust !!!NEW!!! 26.04.18 D Weinheim, Cafe Central !!!NEW!!! More info & tickets: https://www.impericon.com/de/festival/ Order »Outsider« now, here: http://nuclearblast.com/comebackkid Order »Outsider« digitally, here: http://nblast.de/ComebackKidDigital

MINISTRY - fourth trailer online!

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 08:00

On November 9, 2016, MINISTRY's Al Jourgensen woke up and said, "It's time to make a f*cking album." When six-time Grammy-nominated Jourgensen had released the final album of his blistering Bush-era trilogy - »Houses Of The Molé«, »Rio Grande Blood«, and »The Last Sucker« - where he just railled against George Dubya, he realized that it's not about the candidate. "I always knew this, but on that album it really hit home that we're all suckers." With the upcoming, politically-charged »AmeriKKKant«, he wanted to focus on why we would elect someone like Donald Trump, rather than have the songs be about the current administration. "That's more interesting than who the f*ck's in charge," he adds. "Even the ruling class overlords don't know who's in charge. As a society, we're not pulling our weight. Our value and morality systems are completely out the window, it's become all about a monetary system, what every action is based on. You make bad mistakes as a human being when you're chasing the green dragon, the almight dollar. When that's the motivating factor in our actions, we end up with someone like Trump. And that's what I wanted to comment on with this record. " Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbYS9_8-swk »AmeriKKKant« is now available for pre-order: http://nblast.de/MinistryAmeriKKKant The album will be released March 9 (Nuclear Blast) and MINISTRY will hit the road with its politics-meet-P.T.-Barnum live show, complete with giant inflatable Trump chickens, video screens projecting equally politically-imbued images to compliment the music, and lots of surprises. It's going to be a wild ride. MINISTRY shows 2018 22.03. USA Anaheim, CA - House of Blues 23.03. USA Ventura, CA - Ventura Theatre 24.03. USA Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl 26.03. USA Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades 28.03. USA Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre 29.03. CDN Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre 31.03. CDN Edmonton, AB - Union Hall 01.04. CDN Calgary, AB - Palace Theatre 03.04. USA Missoula, MT - Wilma Theatre 05.04. USA Lincoln, NE - Boubon Theatre 07.04. USA Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre, 08.04. USA Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom 10.04. USA Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s 11.04. USA Grand Rapids, MI - 20 Monroe Live 12.04. USA Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room 14.04. CDN Toronto, ON - Opera House 15.04. CDN Montreal, QC - MTelus 17.04. USA Boston, MA - Royale 18.04. USA Portland, ME - Aura 19.04. USA Huntington, NY - Paramount Theatre 21.04. USA Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theatre 22.04. USA Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom 23.04. USA Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live 25.04. USA Atlanta, GA - Center Stage 26.04. USA Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live 28.04. USA Austin, TX - Levitation Festival Or see the band in Europe on the following festivals: 11. - 13.07. E Vivero - Resurrection Fest 14.07. NL Eindhoven - Dynamo Metalfest 15.07. B Dour - Dour Festival 08. - 11.08. CZ Jaromer - Brutal Assault 10. - 12.08. B Kortrijk - Alcatraz Metal Festival 11./12.08. D Hildesheim - M’era Luna 17. - 19.08. F St. Nolff - Motocultor Festival Missed the previous trailers? Check them out, here: #1 - Al deconstructs the song 'Antifa': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZormHXjp8M #2 - Al about signing to Nuclear Blast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qwXgiDrtuw #3 - Al's political predictions for 2018: https://youtu.be/FzpnOKgyR1I #4 - Al talks about sexual harassment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnQuwU-bgSM More info: www.ministryband.com www.nuclearblast.de/ministry www.facebook.com/WeAreMinistry

JOE PERRY Joined By SLASH, JOHNNY DEPP, CHRIS ROBINSON At Record-Release Concert In L.A. (Video)

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 04:00

Joe Perry — legendary guitarist, co-founding member, principal songwriter and co-producer of AEROSMITH — assembled an all-star band to perform alongside him at the sold-out record-release show last night (Tuesday, January 16) at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, California. The show came three days before the release of his "Sweetzerland Manifesto" album. "Sweetzerland Manifesto" collaborators Robin Zander (CHEAP TRICK), David Johansen (THE NEW YORK DOLLS) and Terry Reid (solo artist/vocals) are among the artists who performed at the Roxy show with special guests Slash (GUNS N' ROSES), actor and Perry's HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES bandmate Johnny Depp, and THE BLACK CROWES frontman Chris Robinson. They were joined by Gary Cherone (EXTREME, VAN HALEN), Dean and Robert DeLeo (STONE TEMPLE PILOTS), Buck Johnson (keyboards, vocals; AEROSMITH) and David Goodstein (drums). The setlist was as follows: 01. Let The Music Do The Talking (guest: Gary Charone) 02. Toys In The Attic (Gary Charone) 03. Pandora's Box (Gary Charone) 04. Shakin' My Cage (Gary Charone) 05. I'll Do Happiness (Terry Reid ) 06. Sick & Tired (Terry Reid ) 07. Won't Let Me Go (Terry Reid) 08. Fortunate One (Chris Robinson ) 09. Spanish Sushi 10. Eve Of Destruction (Johnny Depp) 11. I Wanna Roll (David Johanson & Johnny Depp) 12. I'm Goin' Crazy (David Johanson) 13. Countryside Blvd. (Robin Zander) 14. Aye, Aye, Aye (Robin Zander) 15. Quake 16. Rockin' Train (Gary Charone) 17. Come Together (all guests) 18. Train Kept A-Rollin' (all guests, including Slash) Set for release on his own Roman Records imprint (distributed worldwide by AMPED Distribution), "Sweetzerland Manifesto" — which is available for pre-order via iTunes and Amazon — marks Joe's sixth solo album and is comprised of 10 new tracks. They were all written or co-written by Joe (many with the album's guest vocalists), except for a cover of "Eve Of Destruction", with Joe on lead vocals and Johnny Depp on drums. The album features guest appearances from a long list of Joe's friends, colleagues and rock and roll icons. Highlights include "Aye, Aye, Aye", which Joe co-wrote with the track's vocalist Robin Zander, and three collaborations with David Johansen, who sings "I Wanna Roll", "Haberdasher Blues" and "I'm Going Crazy", plus as many co-writes with Terry Reid whose lead vocals light up "I'll Do Happiness" (with Zak Starkey on drums), "Sick & Tired" and "Won't Let Me Go".

MADBALL To Begin Recording 'For The Cause' Album Next Month

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 03:00

New York hardcore veterans MADBALL will enter the studio next month to begin recording their new album, titled "For The Cause". Helming the sessions for the follow-up to 2014's "Hardcore Lives" will be RANCID's Tim Armstrong, a longtime friend of MADBALL singer Freddy Cricien. The new disc will be mixed and mastered by Danish producer Tue Madsen, who has previously worked with MESHUGGAH, THE HAUNTED and SICK OF IT ALL, among others. Former MADBALL guitarist Matt Henderson will lay down the guitar tracks in the studio, but will not join the group on tour. Cricien told the NNC Hardcore Channel last November about the songwriting process for MADBALL's next album: "We've been writing in between touring, so that's why it's taken longer — because we have commitments that we have to follow through on, and then when we get a chance, we write in between. But we feel really good about the stuff that's coming out. Some of it has been around for a while and some of it is brand new, and it's all sort of really coming together now. I think it's gonna be one of the most diverse-sounding MADBALL records, maybe ever. As far as diversity goes, it's gonna have a lot of different elements that may surprise some people, but it's part of our evolution." As for Henderson's involvement with the project, Cricien said: "He's not gonna be actively touring, because he just doesn't do that anymore — he has a family and other things going on. But he's definitely gonna play on this record." According to Cricien, Armstrong invited MADBALL to be one of the first bands to record in his new California studio. "And he's sort of gonna be a producer," Freddy said. "I mean, we have a lot of ears — there's gonna be a lot of ears: Tim, Matt, us. We know our own stuff, so it's gonna be an interesting, fun time. It's gonna be cool." Last October, MADBALL parted ways with longtime guitarist Brian "Mitts" Daniels. The New York outfit called the split "a very hard and heartbreaking decision for all involved." The original version of the "For The Cause" title track was released last September via the "Family Biz" split seven-inch single, which saw the Cricien-fronted outfit joining forces with Pennsylvania's blue-collar-core heroes WISDOM IN CHAINS.