SEPULTURA Banned To Perform In Lebanon And To Stream Their Dubai Performance

The SEPULTURA performance which was scheduled to take at The Palace – hamra in Beirut on April 28th was cancelled due to the fact that the band was not allowed to perform in the country by the general security office.

It is the first time in SEPULTURA’s 35 year history that they have been banned from performing in a country. The incident has especially been a disappointment for the band’s Lebanese fans who were unable to witness the performance. Therefore SEPULTURA’s performance due to take place in Dubai on May 2nd will be streamed live through the band’s YouTube Channel, in honour of their Lebanese fans who missed out. The stream will be taking place here.

Tune in this Thursday 2nd May at 10pm Lebanese time, 9 PM CET and 3 pm EST to view a stream of the entire performance.

The band would like to thank Skull Session, Sepulnation around the world, media that have covered the situation and the Embassy of Brazil in Beirut for all their support.

Order Machine Messiah physical copy here and order Machine Messiah digitally here.

DIAMOND HEAD Release Second Single And Video “Death By Design”

DIAMOND HEAD – the Stourbridge, England born New Wave Of British Heavy Metal pioneers – return to the world stage with a new album, set for release May 24th via Silver Lining MusicThe Coffin Train is at once fresh and exuberant while also being a stone-cold classic slice of old school heavy metal excellence. Is it packed with the sort of riff-fueled power that founding member Brian Tatler led a genre and influenced the odd band or two with? It’s electric for sure… and then some.

With a mean driving riff that resembles a thunderous machine gun, the album’s second single, “Death By Design,” is a powerful track. It is a song that takes the listener along for one hell of a ride which promises to put the fire back in the spirit of anyone daring to jump aboard.

Notes Tatler, “‘Death By Design’ is the second song from the new DIAMOND HEAD album The Coffin Train. This song began life in my home studio in 2015. I had the opening top E string riff and tried to build a song around it. I gave a demo to [vocalist] Ras [Rasmus Bom Andersen] and he added a new verse riff. We worked on the arrangement and made another demo early 2017 before trying it out in rehearsal. It has a four-bar guitar solo that was recorded in a hotel room on Ras‘s laptop while on tour, another first for DIAMOND HEAD!”

Adds Andersen: “Contrary to the title, ‘Death By Design’ is not a song about death but about life. It’s about choosing life, your path and on your terms. It’s saying ‘no’ to rotting in the giant hamster wheel and drowning in pre-conceived notions of ‘the good life’ checklists, so that when you’re done and heading down into the fire, you can wear that big smile saying you did it your way and had one hell of a ride.”

On the video production, he continues: “We’ve shot the most videos the band has ever shot for an album launch. The music video for ‘Death By Design’ was a tough one to shoot right. We don’t exactly have Hollywood budgets for the production, but our director on this song, Russell Cherington, has been a massive support in shooting a rather fantastic video. We wanted to create something that resembled a descent into hell and follow the concept from the lyrics. We hope everyone will enjoy the second single and video and that it might inspire them to live life on their terms.”

View DIAMOND HEAD‘s “Death By Design” video at THIS LOCATION.

 
View the band’s previously-released “Belly Of The Beast” video at THIS LOCATION.

 
The Coffin Train will be released via Silver Lining Music May 24th. For preorder options go to THIS LOCATION.

Formed in 1976 under the riff-rolling leadership of guitarist Brian TatlerDIAMOND HEAD would quickly establish themselves as a vanguard of the exploding New Wave Of British Heavy Metal scene. With their genre-defining debut album Lightning To The Nations, DIAMOND HEAD became the band who influenced and opened gates for many metal bands.

The Coffin TrainDIAMOND HEAD‘s eighth studio album, is a glorious testimony to Brian Tatler and Rasmus Bom Andersens‘ masterful ability to create the flavors necessary for prime DIAMOND HEAD music. The record was written on the road and recorded in several different places. Guitars, bass, and vocals at Vigo Studios in Walsall and drums at Circle Studios in Birmingham. The album was produced and mixed at Ras‘ Raw Sound Studio in London.
When it comes to the concepts behind The Coffin Train, Tatler left the heart to Ras, who being a thinker and life-conceptualizer, doesn’t lack sources of inspiration. DIAMOND HEAD have not only managed to create an album of pure heavy metal intensity, they have created a timeless aural statement which feels destined to see them delivering both The Coffin Train and DH 2.0 to more fans than ever.
DIAMOND HEAD will be touring Europe in the coming weeks and are confirmed on the lineup of two very special UK shows with NWOBHM giants, Saxon, which will take place on October 19th at the legendary Hammersmith in London and October 20th at the O2 Apollo in Manchester with additional shows to be announced soon.

DIAMOND HEAD:
6/21/2019 Hellfest – Clisson, FR
7/26/2019 Camp Bestival – East Lulworth, UK
7/27/2019 Rock & Blues Festival – Cambridge, UK
8/24/2019 Stonedeaf Festival – Newark, UK
10/19/2019 Hammersmith Apollo – London, UK w/ Saxon
10/20/2019 O2 Apollo – Manchester, UK w/ Saxon
11/07-10/2019 Hard Rock Hell Festival – Great Yarmouth, UK
11/16/2019 Cornwall Rocks Festival – Looe, UK
11/29/2019 Winterstorm Festival – Scotland, UK

SILVER SNAKES Release Lyric Video for “Wool”

SILVER SNAKES have released another lyric video from their forthcoming new album, Death and the Moon. The record comes out May 3rd on Claudio Sanchez‘s EVIL INK RECORDS. Fans can check out the new video for the band’s song “Wool” below.

Offering insights into the creative process for Death and the Moon, Silver Snakes singer/guitarist Alex Estrada says, “Back in the fall of 2017 I challenged myself to write a new riff and program a new beat every night. I would turn these quick ideas into short videos and post them online with no intention of developing them further. I called this collection of work ‘Songs for the moon’, alluding to their inspiration outside my window. These short songs are what really took shape and became Death and the Moon.”

Speaking directly on their newest track, “Wool”, Estrada adds, “One night I picked out a few random drum and thunder samples, manipulated their pitch and time and then laid them out into a mechanical rhythm that seemed to explode out of my headphones. I picked up my guitar (which happened to be tuned very low) and within a few seconds I had the skeleton of what would become the song ‘Wool’. To me, it bridges the gap between our previous material and the shift we took with this new album.”

Pre-orders for Death and the Moon are available here and vinyl pre-orders are available here.

Death and the Moon Track Listing
1. Smokedance
2. Worship
3. Wool
4. Tesserae
5. Eclipse
6. Mescaline
7. Black Fire
8. Dissolve
9. Lavender
10. Swallowing Light
11. Gone is Gone

SILVER SNAKES W/Combichrist:
4/26: Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
4/27: Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s Pub
4/28: Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall
5/2: Pittsburgh, PA @ Crafthouse
5/3: Lakewood, OH @ Winchester Music Tavern
5/4: Newport, KY @ Thompson House
5/5: Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
5/7: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
5/8: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall*
5/9: Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar
5/10: Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
5/11: San Francisco, CA @ Slims
5/12: Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
5/14: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
5/15: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
5/16: Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theatre
5/17: Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
5/19: Regina, SK @ The Exchange
5/20: Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret
5/21: Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium*
5/23: London, ON @ Rum Runners Music Hall
5/24: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
5/25: Montreal, QC @ Les Katacombes
5/26: Ville de Quebec, QC @ L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
5/28: Ottawa, ON @ Brass Monkey
5/29: Buffalo, NY @ Iron Works
*Headline Dates

RAMMSTEIN Wants You To Remember “Radio”

We waited years for new Rammstein and they’re wasting no time in bring it to us. It was just last month that they announced their first new album in ten years would be self titled and come on May 17th while giving us the first video and single “Deutschland” resulting in everyone going nuts with excitement.

That excitement was reignited today with the release of “Radio”. This new single is catchy and will get stuck in your head, just like songs did when everyone listened to radio everyday.

How long before we get United Ststes tour dates? Who knows, for now crank up “Radio”.

POWER TRIP Begins Tour With RED DEATH

Texas crossover outfit POWER TRIP today kicks off a tour across the Midwest with support from their allies in Red Death, with shows in Oklahoma City, Kansas City, Des Moines, and St Louis this week. The shows surround POWER TRIP‘s spot supporting The Original Misfits as well as Fear and Venom Inc. at the massive Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois this Saturday, April 27th.

POWER TRIP has additional shows booked through the year, including stateside festival sets at Dark Lord Day with High On Fire and Nuclear Assault, Trouble N’ Texas Fest with Bitter End, Sound & Fury Festival with Have Heart, Fury, and Fiddlehead, Psycho Las Vegas with Yob, High On Fire, and Glassjaw, and the newly-confirmed Exit 111 Festival with Def Leppard, ZZ Top, and Mastodon. The band will return to Europe as well this June to play the Donnington Park Circuit, Plein Air, and more.

Watch for many more new POWER TRIP tour dates to be announced in the weeks ahead.

POWER TRIP‘s Southern Lord-released breakthrough album, Nightmare Logic, has earned praise from The New Yorker to Pitchfork‘s Best New Music, to countless best-of/year-end lists. The band was awarded the Best Metal Album Of The Year from Loudwire and song placement in the WWE. Touring relentlessly, the band has headlined tours across North America, Europe, and Japan last year, recently supported Danzig on several US shows, had a track used in an episode of the YouTube Premium series Wayne, and was featured on the cover of Decibel Magazine‘s February 2019 issue.

Find POWER TRIP‘s Nightmare Logic LP at the Southern Lord webshop HERE and via Bandcamp HERE.

POWER TRIP:
4/23/2019 89th Street – Oklahoma City, OK w/ Red Death
4/24/2019 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO w/ Red Death
4/25/2019 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA w/ Red Death
4/27/2019 Allstate Arena – Rosemont, IL w/ The Original Misfits, Fear, Venom Inc. [info]
4/28/2019 Ready Room – St Louis, MO w/ Red Death
5/18/2019 3 Floyds Brewing – Munster, IN @ Dark Lord Day w/ High On Fire, Nuclear Assault
5/30/2019 Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX w/ Bitter End, Hardside, Saintpeeler
6/01/2019 Trouble N’ Texas Fest – Dallas, TX w/ Bitter End
6/16/2019 Donnington Park Circuit – Derby, UK [info]
6/23/2019 Plein Air – Dessel, FR [info]
6/28/2019 Suvilahti – Helsinki, FI [info]
7/12-13/2019 Sound & Fury Festival – Los Angeles, CA w/ Have Heart, Fury, Fiddlehead
8/16-18/2019 Psycho Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV w/ Yob, High On Fire, Glassjaw
10/12/2019 Exit 111 Festival – Manchester, TN w/ Def Leppard, ZZ Top, Mastodon

TENGGER CAVALRY Frontman Nature G Opens Up about Mental Health

Global Music Award-winning nomadic folk metal group TENGGER CAVALRY – created and led by frontman and creator Nature G – are one of the most unique and innovative acts in modern music. To date, the band has earned international praise and attention from the likes of BillboardCNNThe Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal and countless others.

As an artist who came to America with the sole purpose of cultivating his art and who ultimately found rapid success in the metal underground, Nature was blindsided by a contractual dispute in 2017, that in his eyes, put all of his hard work to survive as an artist trying to “make it” in a new country in jeopardy. Nature G recently admitted publicly via his social media that in December of that year, he almost took his own life in a suicide attempt – the pressure became too much. After surviving this attempt, Nature immediately realized that he couldn’t give up on his life, or his art, no matter what stood in his way.

Today, Kerrang! shared a very personal, exclusive interview with Nature G regarding his struggles with mental health and retaining his artistic freedoms. In conjunction with this interview, Nature explains that his consistent artistic approach of melding traditional folk elements of his nomadic culture with modern heavy metal has led him to return to his homeland of China multiple times since 2017 – each time aiding the healing process.

Read the exclusive interview here, and check out a new music video for the track “My Sky”, filmed during one of his recent visits to his homeland, in which Nature learned even more about his nomadic roots and the true origins of some of today’s most popular Mongolian tales.

Nature G says, “It has been almost two years since the incident. I witness many people struggling with very similar situations all the time. Hopefully by talking about it, we can bring more light to the issue and people will no longer feel alone when it comes to dealing with it.”

TENGGER CAVALRY will release their new album, Northern Memory, on May 10, 2019. The album can be pre-ordered here.

The band recently announced four festival performances in Europe and North America as well – see below for a full listing and learn more via Facebook.

June 7 – Aalborg, Denmark @ Studenterhuset – AR&M Festival
June 18 – New Haven, CT @ International Festival of Arts & Ideas
June 28/June 29 – Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany @ Hornerfest 2019
August 17 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery – Maryland Folk Metal Fest V

TENGGER CAVALRY (“the army of the sky god” in Mongolian) blends the nomadic musical traditions, instrumentation and warrior spirit of Central Asia with the aggression and power of heavy metal. The group was founded by Nature “G” Ganganbaigal, who sings using the ancient Mongolian tradition of Khoomei (more commonly known as throat-singing) and plays multiple native instruments, including the Morin Khuur (an ancient fiddle), the Tovshuur (a Mongolian guitar) and the Mongolian flute.

Following Nature G‘s relocation to America five years ago, TENGGER CAVALRY has successfully completed several tours and two sold out performances at New York City’s prestigious Carnegie Hall.

In the studio, meanwhile, the group’s output has been prodigious – since forming in 2010, they’ve released six full-length albums, two EPs and numerous singles, including unique cover interpretations of metal classics. In January, Megadeth‘s Dave Mustaine retweeted the group’s cover of “Symphony of Destruction,” while the previous month, the official Motörhead Facebook page reposted their rendition of “Fight.”

WITH OUR ARMS TO THE SUN Release New Song “Rebirth”

With Our Arms To The Sun, the Phoenix-based band whose 2017 album, Orenda, was included on Loudwire’s 25 Best Metal Albums of that year, have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the band’s fifth album, The Mogollon Monster.

“This album is a perfect representation of our creative journey so far,” says singer/guitar player Josh Breckenridge. “Our hope that our genuine love for making music and art will rally our fans to come together to help us spread the word about the new album and the Kickstarter campaign.”

With Our Arms To The Sun is also giving fans a preview of what’s to come on The Mogollon Monster, offering a free download of new song “Rebirth” via their website.

The Kickstarter campaign features a collection of collectible and rare items including an original oil painting from Chet Zar, a Schecter guitar, various versions of the Zar-created album artwork and music and merchandise bundles.

NEAL MORSE Debuts New Song “There’s A Highway”

Jesus Christ – The Exorcist is a monumental project in Neal Morse’s already impressive discography. A Progressive Rock Opera 10 years in the making, it was written and produced by Morse and includes performances by Neal and an all-star cast of vocalists and musicians. Jesus Christ – The Exorcist will be released on June 14, 2019 on a double album set featuring about two hours of music that will encompass all the spectrums and genres Neal Morse is known for and will, of course, tell the Story of Stories.

On Good Friday he released the new track “There’s A Highway.” Listen to it HERE.

Pre-order the 2CD, 3xLP, or Digital versions of the album HERE.

Signed albums, limited edition color vinyl, & more available at the Neal Morse Store, Frontiers U.S. Store, and Frontiers EU Store.

Hear the song and watch the video for “Get Behind Me Satan” HERE.

Jesus Christ – The Exorcist Tracklist:
CD1
1. Introduction
2. Overture
3. Getaway
4. Gather The People
5. Jesus’ Baptism
6. Jesus’ Temptation
7. There’s A Highway
8. The Woman Of Seven Devils
9. Free At Last
10. The Madman Of The Gadarenes
11. Love Has Called My Name
12. Better Weather
13. The Keys To The Kingdom
14. Get Behind Me Satan
CD2
1. He Must Go To The Cross
2. Jerusalem
3. Hearts Full Of Holes
4. The Last Supper
5. Gethsemane
6. Jesus Before The Council And Peter’s Denial
7. Judas’ Death
8. Jesus Before Pilate And The Crucifixion
9. Mary At The Tomb
10. The Greatest Love Of All
11. Love Has Called My Name (Reprise)

RAGE Return To SPV/Steamhammer

15 years after the arrival of their live recording From The Cradle To The Stage, German metal legend Rage have returned to Hanover imprint, SPV/Steamhammer. The band featuring frontman Peavy Wagner, guitarist Marcos Rodriguez and drummer Vassilios “Lucky” Maniatopoulos is currently busy working on new material for their upcoming album Wings Of Rage (working title), scheduled for release on January 10, 2020. A lead single will be out in September 2019, the second single to be lifted from the album is due to be released just before Christmas. Wings Of Rage is the group’s 25th studio album and will be recorded at the Soundchaser Studio in Burscheid. Peavy promises an offering featuring “the essence of our musical development, the kind of songs that we have stood for since the mid-eighties.”

Rage are planning to embark on a festival tour across Europe even before delivering their new material to present, together with the Lingua Mortis Orchestra, the full XIII album live for the first time. The show had its baptism of fire at the 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise, and a special highlight will be Rage’s appearance at the W:O:A at the beginning of August 2019. Towards the end of the year, Rage are scheduled to play lots of important winter festivals, before their major Wings Of Rage tour kicks off in February 2020.

“We’re really happy to be back with SPV/Steamhammer,” says Peavy Wagner. “Since our very successful and enjoyable collaboration in the early 2000s we’ve known that we’re in expert hands with Olly Hahn and his team. Olly and I share a long-standing friendship, he will continue to promote Rage with his usual commitment.”

SPV/Steamhammer label manager Olly Hahn is delighted with his new signing: “It’s fantastic to have a band such as Rage on our roster again, their outstanding role in the development of German metal is undisputed. To be in a position to release their 25th studio album fills me with great pride and ambition.”

MEGADETH And OPETH Join ELECTRIC WIZARD To Headline PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2019

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2019 continues to make waves as it confirms its final lineup for this year’s three-day, four-stage takeover of Mandalay Bay Resort And Casino August 16th – 18th, 2019.

Swedish progressive metal titans Opeth and Grammy award-winning thrash metal legends Megadeth will join UK doom icons/PSYCHO LAS VEGAS alumni Electric Wizard as this year’s mainstage headliners. Opeth‘s performance will mark their only US appearance of the year. As if that isn’t enough, the curators of the event have also added Scottish post-rock unit Mogwai, former Screaming Tees frontman/alternative rock icon Mark Lanegan, the multi-talented Bruce Lamont who will appear with his avant metal unit Yakuza as well as his Led Zeppelin tribute band Led Zeppelin 2, psychedelic stoner rock unit Dead Meadow, Norwegian black metallers 1349, and American thrash veterans Vio-lence among others.

Additionally, the world’s only heavy metal talk show, Two Minutes To Late Night, will bring its popular YouTube show to the festival stage while multi-talented recording artist, music producer, and self-help guru Andrew W.K. will bring the weekend ceremony to a close for the second year in a row with a DJ set.

See a full list of confirmed artists below.

The highly-coveted “Psycho Special” passes and “High Roller VIP” passes are now sold out, however “Tier 1 Weekender General Admission” passes are still available at $249 but will increase to $299 once the first tier sells out. Single-day tickets priced at $109 will be available in the coming weeks. All ticket prices are exclusive of taxes and fees. Tickets and more information are available at VivaPsycho.com.
PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2019:
When: August 16th-18th, 2019
Where: Mandalay Bay Resort And Casino – Las Vegas, NV

Tickets at VivaPsycho.com.

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2019 Final Lineup (alphabetical):
1349
Amenra
Andrew W.K.
Bad Religion
Beach House
Black Mountain
Candy
Carcass
Clutch
Cold Cave
Dead Meadow
Deafheaven
Devil Master
Dvne
Electric Citizen
Electric Wizard
En Minor
Fu Manchu
Full Of Hell
Glassjaw
Goatwhore
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Grails
Graveyard
Hangman’s Chair
Have A Nice Life
Hell Fire
High On Fire
Ilsa
Kadavar
L.A. Witch
Led Zeppelin 2
Levitation Room
Mark Lanegan
Megadeth
Mogwai
Monophonics
Mork
Mother Mercury.
Motorbabe
Night Horse
Nothing
Old Man Gloom
Opeth
Oranssi Pazuzu
Perturbator
Polyrythmics
Power Trip
Rotting Christ
Royal Thunder
Soft Kill
Spindrift
The Black Angels
The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
The Faint
The Obsessed
Tobacco
Tomb Mold
Triumph Of Death
Truckfighters
Twin Temple
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats
Vio-lence
Warhorse
Yakuza
Yob

And be sure to kick off the weekend with PSYCHO SWIM, the previously-announced all-day, prefest pool party at Daylight Beach Club at Mandalay Bay on Thursday, August 15th featuring Corrosion Of Conformity, Lucifer, Danava, ASG, Primitive Man, Idle Hands, Howling Giant, and Thrown Into Exile. Tickets are separate from the three-day festival and on sale now for $35 (excluding tax and fees) for those 21 and older. Grab your tickets today at VivaPsycho.com.

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2019 Pre-Party:
When: August 15th, 2019
Where: Daylight Beach Club – Las Vegas, NV
Tickets: VivaPsycho.com

** This is a 21+ event **

Lineup:
Corrosion Of Conformity
Lucifer
Danava
ASG
Primitive Man
Idle Hands
Howling Giant
Thrown Into Exile

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS is the premier vacation-destination music festival in the US for those who worship all that is rock ‘n’ roll. After three award-winning years housed under the confines of the Hard Rock, the event is moving to the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino through an exclusive partnership with MGM Entertainment, and will usher in a new era of spectacle, performance, and production. Meticulously curated, the annual gala has become notorious for delivering diverse and eclectic lineups – from rock and metal to world music and electronic – the likes of which have never been seen in North America. In 2019, PSYCHO LAS VEGAS is rebooting America’s conception of what a festival can be, on its own terms and with its signature mix of grit and grandeur.