ENSLAVED Re-Sign With Nuclear Blast Plus Release Video For “What Else Is There”

ENSLAVED have once again joined forces with Nuclear Blast, to spread the music of the Norwegian avant-garde metallers all around the globe. With that, band and label renew a collaboration that has been ongoing for around ten years and two years ago produced the universally lauded album E.

Band founding memeber and guitarist Ivar Bjornson stated about the re-signing: “It is with great pleasure we re-sign our record deal with Nuclear Blast worldwide! We have been working together for more or less a decade, and it has been an individed positive experience. They have both the heart to grasp our musical visions, and the business-muscles to spread them out into the world. When you add personal friendships with the wonderful people in America, U.K. and Germany it is simply an ideal situation for us to be in. Onwards, forwards and in all directions!” 

To mark the occasion, ENSLAVED present a stunning new music video filled with atmospheric imagery for their interpretation of “What Else Is There” by Norwegian electro-pop band RÖYSKOPP. The song is featured as a bonus track on the digital version of their latest album, E. Watch and listen here.

Formed in Bergen, Norway in 1991, Enslaved had evolutionary zeal in their eyes from the start. Even as they emerged from the nascent Norwegian black metal scene of the early ‘90s, guitarist Ivar Bjørnson and vocalist/bassist Grutle Kjellson demonstrated a fervently idiosyncratic approach to making extreme music. By eschewing the willful conservatism of their peers in favour of an outward-looking ethos, Enslaved’s reputation grew rapidly in the wake of extraordinary, epic albums like their primitive but insidious debut Vikingligr Veldi and its strident follow-up Frost (both 1994). By the late ‘90s, the band had morphed into a wildly progressive and adventurous beast, always retaining the core, aggressive tenets of their musical roots but increasingly in thrall to the limitless possibilities that music, in its entirety, truly presents. Widely acknowledged as a powerful and ferocious live band, Enslaved entered the 21st century by flexing new muscles on the acclaimed likes of 2003’s Below The Lights and its groundbreaking successor, Isa (2004). Now as much a part of the flourishing progressive rock and metal realm as they were loyal servants of the extreme metal underground, Bergen’s finest hit a rich vein of form as the years passed, with albums as diverse and challenging as 2008’s Vertebrae and 2010’s Axioma Ethica Odini joyfully expanded the Enslaved musical universe, drawing in countless new acolytes along the way.

In 2015, Enslaved released their 13th studio album, In Times. A tour-de-force of hypnotic prog intensity and scabrous, blackened pomp, it exuded an air of completion and finality that led perfectly into 2016’s extravagant celebrations, as Enslaved marked their 25th anniversary with some truly life-changing shows that explored all shadows and hidden corners in the band’s colossal catalogue.

Despite rarely pausing for breath – not just as a result of Enslaved’s hectic touring schedule, but also due to numerous extracurricular projects – the band in 2017 somehow managed to piece together yet another full-length milestone in the shape of their 14th studio effort, the elegantly titled E.

An album full of revelatory moments, spine-tingling dynamics and exquisite but alien atmospheres, E showcased a refreshed Enslaved line-up via songs that took the band into unprecedented territory. From the grandiose, weather-beaten riff-scapes of 11-minute opener Storm Son to the wild, psychedelic frontier squall of Sacred Horse and the muscular, sax-powered shoegaze barrage of monstrous closer Hiindsiight, it was both a typically bold and fearless statement from this most inventive of modern metal bands and a thrilling sideways step that harnessed the spirit of old and set it loose in a whirlwind of imagination. Conceptually, too, Enslaved made giant forward strides.

14 albums and 28 years into a career that shows no signs of losing neither momentum nor its magical, effervescent creative sheen, Enslaved will certainly continue evolving before our ears and eyes. This time, however, even the sky is no limit. Stronger than ever and manifestly thrilled to be in such rude health, life in Enslaved has never been more rewarding. And the best is yet to come.

AMARANTHE Unleash “Call Out My Name” Drum Cam Video

Last month, Nuclear Blast announced the signing of modern metal outfit AMARANTHE. To break up the recording sessions for their upcoming, yet-untitled 2020 studio album, the Swedish/Danish group kick off their 8-date “Helix Nordic Tour 2019” next week. In anticipation of the tour and to give fans a taster of what they can expect at the shows, AMARANTHE have launched a drum cam video, in which Morten Løwe Sørensen can be seen performing the track “Call Out My Name” during their show at the Ice Hall in Helsinki on February 16, 2019. Watch the video by Antti Kangasaho now HERE.

The band will be returning to North American shores in support of their new record in August 2020. Support on this run comes from their label mates, Finnish heavy metal sextet BATTLE BEAST, as well as US-based theatrical metallers SEVEN SPIRES. Tickets as well as ticket and new album bundles are now available here. All upcoming AMARANTHE dates can be found below!

AMARANTHE Live:
Helix – Scandinavia Tour 2019
20.11. FIN Oulu – Club Teatria (with BEYOND THE BLACK and SMASH INTO PIECES)
21.11. FIN Seinäjoki – Rytmikorjaamo (with BEYOND THE BLACK and SMASH INTO PIECES)
22.11. FIN Turku – Turun Messukeskus (with BEYOND THE BLACK and SMASH INTO PIECES)
23.11. FIN Helsinki – Hartwall Arena (with SABATON and APOCALYPTICA)
26.11. N Bergen – USF Verftet (with SYNTHETIC GENTLEMEN)
27.11. N Stavanger – Folken (with SYNTHETIC GENTLEMEN)
29.11. S Borlänge – Liljan (with ART NATION)
30.11. S Jönköping – DreamHack Winter (with HALESTORM and NEW YEARS DAY)

“The Great Tour” – Europe 2020
with SABATON and APOCALYPTICA
17.01. CH Zurich – Hallenstadion
18.01. D Stuttgart – Schleyer-Halle
19.01. D Munich – Olympiahalle
20.01. A Dornbirn – Conrad Sohm*
21.01. A Vienna – Gasometer
22.01. H Budapest – Arena
24.01. PL Warsaw – Arena COR Torwar
25.01. D Berlin – Max-Schmeling-Halle
26.01. CZ Prague- O2 Arena
27.01. A Linz – Posthof*
28.01. I Milan – Alcatraz
30.01. D Leipzig – Arena
31.01. D Frankfurt – Festhalle
01.02. D Oberhausen – König-Pilsener-ARENA
02.02. B Antwerp – Sportpaleis
03.02. CH Monthey – Pont Rouge*
04.02. E Barcelona – Palau Sant Jordi
05.02. E Madrid – Vistalegre
07.02. F Paris – Zénith
08.02. UK London – Wembley Arena
09.02. NL Amsterdam – AFAS Live
10.02. NL Eindhoven – Effenaar*
11.02. D Hamburg – Sporthalle
12.02. DK Copenhagen – Forum Black Box
13.02. S Karlstad – Nöjesfabriken*
14.02. S Gothenburg – Scandinavium
15.02. S Stockholm – Hovet
16.02. N Oslo – Spektrum
*AMARANTHE only (headline show with support)

13.06. SK Prešov – Dobry Festival

North American Tour 2020
with BATTLE BEAST and SEVEN SPIRE:
08/20/2020  Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
08/21/2020  The Palladium (MA) – Worcester, MA
08/22/2020  The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
08/23/2020  Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
08/25/2020  Club Soda – Montreal, QC
08/26/2020  Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC
08/27/2020  Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
08/28/2020  MOD Club  – Toronto, ON
08/29/2020  The Eclectic Room –  Angola, IN
08/30/2020  Token Lounge –  Westland, MI
09/01/2020  Concord Music Hall –  Chicago, IL
09/02/2020  Apollo Theater – Belvidere, IL
09/03/2020  Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
09/04/2020  The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
09/05/2020  Park Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
09/06/2020  The Exchange – Regina, SK
09/08/2020  The Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
09/09/2020  Dickens – Calgary, AB
09/11/2020  The Venue – Vancouver, BC
09/12/2020   El Corazon – Seattle, WA
09/13/2020  Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
09/14/2020  Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA
09/15/2020  Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA
09/16/2020  Whisky a Go Go – West Hollywood, CA
09/18/2020  Club Red – Tempe, AZ
09/19/2020  Backstage Bar and Billiards – Las Vegas, NV
09/20/2020  Liquid Joe’s – Salt Lake City, UT
09/21/2020  Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
09/23/2020  Trees – Dallas, TX
09/24/2020  Come and Take it Live – Austin, TX
09/25/2020. Scout Bar – Houston, TX
09/26/2020  House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
09/27/2020  House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL
09/29/2020  Rt 20 – Racine, WI
09/30/2020  The Crafthouse – Pittsburgh, PA
10/01/2020  The Underground – Charlotte, NC
10/02/2020  Riverfront Live – Cincinnati, OH

With their foundations tracing back to 2008, the group have released 5 albums since then (2011’s Amaranthe, 2013’s The Nexus, 2014’s Massive Addictive, 2016’s Maximalism, and 2018’s Helix), consistently delivering hauntingly catchy tunes led by their unique three-part vocals. Within their arsenal of hit singles – with “Drop Dead Cynical” leading right at the front – a myriad of tracks have been received very well via press and fans alike; having also gained countless plays on both radio stations around the globe and across streaming services (the group’s songs have been streamed more than 100 million times on Spotify). A string of support tours have blazed AMARANTHE‘s trail in front of huge crowds as well as at their own headline concerts (the group impressively once performed in front of 10,000 fans at Liseberg, Gothenburg). They have kept working incredibly hard over the years, the latest product of which culminated in the form of Helix, which achieved them some of their highest chart positions in the band’s history (Switzerland #21, Germany #29 etc.).

THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA Release Album Teaser Video And Single “Cabin Pressure Drops”

Swedish classic rock/A.O.R. supergroup THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA have released a brand new album teaser video and single for “Cabin Pressure Drops.”

Watch the official video here and purchase/stream the single here. Listen to “Cabin Pressure Drops” in the NB New Releases Playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Earlier this year, the band announced that they had started recording the successor of 2018’s Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough which is due for a 2020 release. The band have been working at the Nordic Sound Labs using the same drum kit that was used during the recordings of ABBA‘s 1980 mega album Super Trouper!

The band comments, “So, you thought you knew what THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA was all about? You were sure that they were all about good times, boogie-woogie, radio-friendly A.O.R.? Damn, you were wrong. The one thing that has kept those ageing Swedish hearts beating for so long is DRAMA! Internal conflicts, external conflicts, rumours and exaggerations. Sometime early next year, THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA will release their new album. ‘Cabin Pressure Drops’ is a street opera based upon shattered dreams, broken illusions, and the fact that we are all something much less than the person we were supposed to be. But in the darkness there’s a always a glimmer of hope. And from that glimmer of hope, with the right mindset, you can sculpt and create a whole lot of Swedish classic rock melodrama. Most bands are teasing with clips from the studio and interviews with various band members talking about how excited they are about the new material. THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA are beyond excited. Therefore, they’ve decided to release a tiny soap opera instead, set against the background of the instrumental ‘Cabin Pressure Drops,’ available on every streaming service near you. THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA would like to remind you that this is only the beginning…”

Back in June of this year, THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA released a brand new single “Satellite.” Watch the official music video for the track here.

THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA Live:

01.05. N Kopervik – Karmøygeddon Metal Festival
29. – 31.05. D Gelsenkirchen – Rock Hard Festival
11.09. USA Atlanta, GA – ProgPower USA

KING DIAMOND Releases New Single “Masquerade of Madness”

As previously announced, King Diamond has revealed the title and theme for the first studio album in 12 years: The Institute! For a preview of this upcoming record, the new single, “Masquerade of Madness”, has been launched today. Mixed by Andy Larocque and King Diamond at Sonic Train Studios, “Masquerade of Madness” can be heard here.

King Diamond comments: “‘Masquerade of Madness’ is one of the first King Diamond studio songs in a long time. It will be featured on a future two album horror concept story, of which the first part is titled ‘The Institute‘.
The style is very classic King Diamond with lots of dynamics and limited amounts of compression to achieve very natural sounding vocals and instruments throughout the song. You’ll find some complex orchestrations, including the typical choir works you’re used to hearing from King Diamond, and a special thought process bringing vocals back to the forefront:
‘All vocals are lead vocals.’
Both Andy and I are presently working on several different songs with high potential for the upcoming album; all of which are absolute killers.
We will continue this work when we’re back from our North American tour in December, during which you can hear the live version of ‘Masquerade of Madness’.
For now, we hope you’ll enjoy the brand new studio version of ‘Masquerade of Madness’.”

Catch King Diamond on the road now in North America with Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats and Idle Hands (see below for dates). Limited Meet & Greet packages with King Diamond are available for the first time ever on this tour here – reserve yours now!

King Diamond Tour Dates
with Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, and Idle Hands
Nov. 12 – Montreal, QC – M-Telus
Nov. 14 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
Nov. 15 – Cleveland, OH – The Agora Theatre
Nov. 16 – Louisville, KY – The Palace Theatre
Nov. 18 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera
Nov. 19 – Minneapolis, MN – Palace Theater
Nov. 22 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore
Nov. 23 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Nov. 25 – Seattle, WA – The Paramount
Nov. 26 – Portland, OR – The Schnitzer
Nov. 27 – Vancouver, BC – The Queen Elizabeth
Nov. 29 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
Dec. 1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Dec. 2 – San Diego, CA – Magnolia
Dec. 3 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove of Anaheim
Dec. 4 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica

BROKEN PAST Remind Us That “Some Gave All”

Yesterday was Veterans Day and New Jersey’s BROKEN PAST release their second video for the new single “Some Gave All”. Watch it here.

Shot on location at Bay Lea Park in Toms River, NJ, “Some Gave All” is dedicated to all of the servicemen and servicewomen of all branches of the United States Armed Forces for their service, sacrifice and dedication.

BROKEN PAST signed with HighVolMusic earlier in 2019 for the release of their debut EP Time For Change and are currently working on a new full-length record.

BROKEN PAST is Frank Acee (Vocals), Bryan Stager (Drums), Wayne White (Guitar), and Tattoo Tony Rodriguez (Bass).

Drum Legend DAVE LOMBARDO Makes Film Score Debut with “Los Ultimos Frikis”

Already respected as one of the finest drummers in the world, Dave Lombardo (Suicidal TendenciesDead CrossThe MisfitsMr. BungleFantômasGrip Inc., Slayer) has accomplished another longtime goal, adding film scoring to his already-massive resume.


The Cuban-American drummer’s debut film score will be showcased this weekend with the DOC NYC world premiere of director Nicholas Brennan’s Los Ultimos Frikis, an intimate documentary portrait of ZEUS, Cuba’s hard-rocking metal band, and their 30-year career spent screaming to be heard.


“When Nick told me his vision for this documentary I was immediately intrigued by the story because it could have been mine,” Lombardo says. “When he asked me to score the film, I didn’t hesitate to accept. It couldn’t have been a more perfect match for my debut at a new form of musical expression. I have been on a path of making music solely for myself and various bands for 37 years. This is for the people of my birthplace. This is for my blood and for healing.”


Los Ultimos Frikis captures an intimate portrait of ZEUS, a heavy metal band from Havana, Cuba. After fighting for two decades for the right to play their once-forbidden music, ZEUS embarks on a journey across the island for their first national tour. While on tour, the band confronts their own fragile place in the country’s shifting culture as a new generation turns to newer, sexier sounds. Returning home to Havana on the cusp of their 30th anniversary, the band comes to terms with how they’ve dedicated their lives, as the film becomes a reflection on time, art and life’s purpose.


Says director Nicholas Brennan, “Los Ultimos Frikis is the culmination of a cross-border collaboration between Cuban and American filmmakers, musicians and artists who have worked together over the past decade to share this unheard story from Cuba with the world. It’s an important example for our current times of how collaboration and friendship can overcome our political differences. Partnering with Dave Lombardo on this film has been one of the pinnacles of my creative career. Dave has brought a deeply personal and creative weight to his music in this film, informed both by his Cuban roots as well our shared time together in Havana over the past few years. With the film’s original score, Dave pours his heart into the music, blending Cuban rhythms, a deeply emotional sensitivity, and his metal instincts to echo the powerful, impactful story of ZEUS as it unfolds on screen.”


The DOC NYC world premiere of Los Ultimos Frikis will take place on Sunday, November 10 at 9:20 p.m. at the SVA Theatre, located at 333 W. 23rd Street in Manhattan. For tickets visit here.


Watch the official trailer for Los Ultimos Frikis here. Read more about in Rolling Stone’s Los Ultimos Frikis feature at Rolling Stone.


SURMA Signs Worldwide Deal With Metal Blade Records

Metal Blade Records is proud to welcome Surma to its worldwide roster! Founded in 2018 by Viktorie Surmová (Bohemian Metal Rhapsody) and Heri Joensen (Týr), Surma is symphonic, progressive heavy metal at its finest. Fans can expect the debut album from this group to be released in 2020 via Metal Blade Records.

Surma comments: “We are overjoyed to announce that we have signed a contract with Metal Blade Records for three albums. We have been working on the music for a year now and we are very satisfied with the results. We take this great opportunity very seriously and we look forward to unleashing our music upon the world.”

Viktorie Surmová is a member of the theater ensemble of Divadlo Na Vinohradech in Prague, where she performs in a play called “Její Pastrokyňa”. She has also collaborated with the Czech band Rosa Nocturna, singing on two separate singles, plus the whole album Za Hradbami Času (2017). Additionally, Viktorie was a founding member, lead singer and songwriter in the Czech band Surmata, who recorded a few singles in 2016. Since 2018, Viktorie has been part of Bohemian Metal Rhapsody, a very unique Czech metal project. She has also appeared as a guest singer for bands such as Drunk With Pain (on 2016’s Hail The Monsters), Victorius (on 2017’s Heart of the Phoenix), Kilmara (on 2018’s Across the Realm of Time), Cruadalach (on 2018’s Raised by Wolves), among many others.

Heri is a Faroese professional musician, educated at The Alternative Rhythmic Conservatory (D.A.R.K.) in Copenhagen in 2003. Starting in 2002, Heri has released 8 studio albums with Týr and one with his side project, Heljareyga. He was also featured on records by Ensiferum (2009’s From Afar), Wintersun (2012’s Time I, 2017’s The Forest Seasons) and Alestorm (2011’s Back Through Time).

For a preview of Viktorie and Heri‘s new project, Surma, fans can check out the live video for the track “Like the River Flows” – featuring session members Kevin van den Heiligenberg (drums) and Jakub Janků (bass). Filmed at Barga Negra, Budapest and directed by Viktor Nagy & Péter Lerch of Mihaszna Film, “Like the River Flows” can be seen here.

SONS OF APOLLO Rock In The New Decade With The Appropriately-Titled New Album “MMXX”

SONS OF APOLLO, former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force), are ready to ring in the new decade with a sonic boom with their second studio album, appropriately titled, MMXX (pronounced: 20/20).

Produced by The Del Fuvio Brothers (Portnoy and Sherinian), MMXX will be released on January 17, 2020 via InsideOutMusic/Sony as a standard CD package, Limited Edition 2 CD package (which includes instrumental mixes and a cappella excerpts), 2 LP + CD package, and on all digital formats. Pre-orders for all formats will be available starting November 15, which will include an instant download of the album’s first single, “Goodbye Divinity,” on iTunes and Amazon.

A teaser trailer was released yesterday via the bands YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

“Stylistically, we have followed the same path as the debut,” outlines drummer Mike Portnoy. “But we feel that it has come out stronger, simply because we know one another better. PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY was the first time the five of us had worked together, so there was bound to be an air of experimentation happening. Now, we can draw on having the experience not only of recording that album, but also of touring together a lot. And now there is clearly a lot more obvious chemistry going on.”

“We did 83 shows on the last tour,” adds keyboardist Derek Sherinian. “And it was so worthwhile, because we came out of it with a stronger bond, and that is certainly reflected in what we wrote.”

The writing process began at the start of the year, as Portnoy, Sherinian and guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal got together. “The three of us were at my home studio in Pennsylvania,” explains Portnoy. “And it took about three weeks to get all the music written. That was a very smooth process. The last time, it certainly must have felt a little weird for Bumblefoot to be writing with Derek and me, because we were strangers to him. Now, we know one another better and that helped things push along.”

“Because we all have our home studios, it meant everyone could record there as and when they had opportunity,” continues Sherinian. “We all had the luxury of being able to take our time to get all the parts done, which was a huge help in the way the album’s come out. I suppose in all, it took about eight months to record everything.”

There are eight tracks on MMXX, with variations in length totaling 60 minutes. “The final song is ‘New World Today, which is 16 minutes long,” says Portnoy. “This one has elements similar to ‘Opus Maximus’ and ‘Labyrinth’ on the previous album. It has some insane, brilliant instrumental moments, which I am sure the fans will love.”

“We wanted to do something epic here, as we did with ‘Opus Maximus’ last time around,” adds Sherinian. “You have to remember that Mike and I come from Dream Theater, where we never bothered about how long a song was. So, for us doing a 16 minute track is not a problem.”

The album title was inspired by a simple chronological fact. “This will be released in mid-January 2020,” says Portnoy. “That means it will be one of the first releases in what is a new decade. So I came up with the idea of calling it ‘2020,’ except having it written in the Latin form of ‘MMXX’.” And the album’s artwork has been created by Thomas Ewerhard (who was responsible for the cover design of PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY), which inevitably reflects the title.

As Portnoy explains, “For the first record, we had a mythological feel. This time around though, there’s a much more futuristic style to what we’ve got. It has a very 21st century appeal. And the band crest is more polished, cleaned up and a lot more modern than last time, when it had an old fashioned look.”

“Each member of this band has their own signature sound on their instrument,” adds Sherinian. “And when you put all of this together what you get is a wonderful five-headed beast. It makes this a sonically special band, which is definitely what comes across on MMXX. You can hear odd time signatures and amazingly crazy performances here. Overall, we’ve been satisfyingly more adventurous this time than we were before, and I know people are sure to love what we’ve done.”

MMXX Track List:

1. Goodbye Divinity (7:16)
2. Wither To Black (4:48)
3. Asphyxiation (5:09)
4. Desolate July (6:11)
5. King Of Delusion (8:49)
6. Fall To Ascend (5:07)
7. Resurrection Day (5:51)
8. New World Today (16:38)

In touring news, the band’s headlining “MMXX World Tour” will launch January 24 in Pomona, CA and will take them around the world throughout the new year.

Fri 1/24 Pomona, CA The Glass House
Sat 1/25 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy
Sun 1/26 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Tue 1/28 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room
Wed 1/29 Denver, CO The Oriental Theater
Fri 1/31 St. Charles, IL Arcada Theater
Sat 2/1 Battle Creek, MI The Music Factory
Sun 2/2 Toronto, ONT. Mod Club
Mon 2/3 Montreal QUE. Corona Theater
Wed 2/5 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Thu 2/6 New York, NY Gramercy Theater
Fri 2/7 Jim Thorpe, PA Penn’s Peak
Sat 2/8 Englewood, NJ Bergen PAC

Sat 2/29 Germany TBA
Mon 3/2 Drammen, Norway Union Scene
Tue 3/3 Gothenburg, Sweden Traedgarn
Thu 3/5 Kyiv, Ukraine N.A.U Theatre
Sat 3/7 Moscow, Russia RED
Sun 3/8 St Petersburg, Russia Aurora
Tue 3/10 Pratteln, Switzerland Z7
Wed 3/11 Milan, Italy Live Club
Fri 3/13 Bilbao, Spain Santana 27
Sat 3/14 Barcelona, Spain Razzmatazz 2
Sun 3/15 Madrid, Spain La Riviera
Tue 3/17 France TBA
Wed 3/18 France TBA
Thu 3/19 London, England Islington Assembly Hall
Fri 3/20 Eindhoven, Netherlands Prognosis Festival
Sun 3/22 Brno, Czech Republic Sono
Tue 3/24 Kosice, Slovakia Colosseum
Wed 3/25 Budapest, Hungary Barba Negra

ANGEL WITCH Launches Video For “Death from Andromeda”

In the wake of their brand new album, Angel Of Light, already being described by some as the band’s finest work since the legendary debut, Angel Witch are proud to present their first bona fide music video since their eponymous single nearly forty years ago: the incendiary and extraterrestrial-themed “Death From Andromeda”. Watch the video here.

The handiwork of the Brighton-based production team Wild Stag Studio, this six minute piece forms a homage of sorts to the sci-fi and horror dreamworlds that have haunted the collective subconscious and fired the imagination of the band since its earliest incarnation.

Even before the day in 1979 when Kevin Heybourne used the recently viewed Alien as inspiration for the hellish guitar noise that kicks off “Baphomet”, the mystical aural landscapes that Angel Witch creates had always been heavily informed by futuristic dystopias, dark mythos and the kind of culture oft found in yellowing paperbacks, midnight movie screenings and on the flickering of small-hours television.

What’s more, whilst recording Angel Of Light in early 2019, the band were holed up together for three weeks in an AirBnB in Leeds, and found themselves spending most of their time in the evenings watching movies and TV, which naturally gravitated towards grand guignol horror and old-school sci-fi – from classics like ’60s Star Trek and the Hammer House Of Horror series to celluloid escapism from the sublime (The Devil Rides Out) to the ridiculous (Lair Of The White Worm).

“Death From Andromeda” (with its lyrical influence drawn from the Michael Crichton 1969 novel The Andromeda Strain) reflects all these obsessions and more, a gloriously outlandish and suitably OTT journey into the trash and terror of the past, invoking the timeless headspace of eternal favourites like kitsch classic Barbarella, the fantastically overblown 1980 remake of Flash Gordon, the famously overambitious Starcrash, and the dark low-budget majesty of ’70s British classics such as Space 1999 & Dr. Who (with particular reference to the Tom Baker-era story Planet Of Evil).

To stream Angel Of Light, head over here where the album can also be purchased in the following formats:
– digipak-CD
– deluxe box set (digipak CD, red/white/black marbled vinyl, 7″, flag, backpatch, art print – limited to 1000 copies)
– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
– orange / purple marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 666 copies)
– signal orange vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 400 copies)
– light yellow vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– sungaze swirl vinyl (EU Webshop exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
– blue vinyl (High Roller exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– clear vinyl (Band exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
– transparent red vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 700 copies)
– yellow / red marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
* exclusive bundles with shirts, plus digital options are also available!

Angel Witch‘s current line-up is comprised of Kevin Heybourne (vocals, lead guitar), Jimmy Martin (rhythm guitar), Will Palmer (bass), Fredrik Jansson Punkka (drums), the nucleus of which is Heybourne and Palmer first formed eleven years ago, delivering 2012’s critically acclaimed album, As Above, So Below. This time around, the band went to the Stationhouse in Leeds (UK) to record Angel of Light with producer James Atkinson (Gentleman’s Pistols/Voorhees). The result is a revelation; Angel Witch is reborn and more powerful than ever, retaining every iota of the melodious finesse and metaphysical intrigue that elevated them above their contemporaries from day one.

Be sure to catch Angel Witch at their release shows this weekend! See below for all dates:

Nov. 1 – Mannheim, Germany – 7er Club
Nov. 2 – Berlin, Germany – Cassiopeia
Nov. 3 – Köln, Germany – Helios 37

DON CANYON Featuring CHANDLER MOGEL Release New Single “Dynasty”

“Dynasty” is the original debut single of DON CANYON. The track is a progressive energetic hard rock tune which refers to bullying and to the current broken generation. The band felt it an important message to share, coming from personal experience. The song refers to a child who was bullied throughout his childhood and who realized how cruel people can become. “Dynasty” refers to the hate he received from his surroundings and the current generation which often has an apathetic attitude towards this phenomenon, or this dynasty as the song is called.

Dynasty” features special guest singer and award-winning vocalist Chandler Mogel from the band OUTLOUD. The music and lyrics were written by DON CANYON members. The song is released on the band’s YouTube channel as a lyric video and it is available on Spotify, iTunes and all the relevant streaming platforms.

DON CANYON was formed in Cyprus in 2018 by Panos, who has a background in classical violin, with his brother Themis, where they self-recorded, filmed and edited their first instrumental track to air on YouTube. The track is from the well-known movie “Requiem fora Dream.” Panos had the initial idea to do a rock version of the track with his brother. Following that, the band released a second instrumental track called “Palladio” by Karl Jenkins, an orchestral piece where the band followed similar approach in a symphonic rock concept. Even though the song has no vocals the band’s intention as can be seen from their music video was to prevent suicide actions. Immediately after “Palladio”, the band released their debut single, an Anti-bullying song called Dynasty” featuring award winning vocalist Chandler Mogel from the band Outloud. The band’s intention is to spread awareness of the many social issues that our world currently faces including sensitive topics such as bullying, depression and suicide actions.The band’s focus is to spread their blend of rock music with classical tones to listeners in Europe and America. Guitarist Yegor has recently joined the brothers and the band is searching for a vocalist, with plans for starting to play live shows.