ESBEN AND THE WITCH ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘OLDER TERRORS’ AND SHARE NEW TRACK ‘SYLVAN’

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The dark atmospheric rockers ESBEN AND THE WITCH are now sharing the first track from their forthcoming album ‘Older Terrors’. The band will release their new full-length on November 4th.
 
ESBEN AND THE WITCH comment: “Our forthcoming album ‘Older Terrors’ was written and recorded over the course of a year in Berlin, our adopted home. We’ve spent eight years getting here, sweating on stages, holed up in studios and exploring all that which inspires awe and terror. The album features four tracks. In this digital age of music we wanted to create a collection that worked together but could also be separated, each track standing alone, carving its own path and telling its own tale. This record is dedicated to the sublime. To Edward Young’s Night Thoughts, John Martin’s apocalyptic visions, Caspar David Friedrich’s forays into the forest and to the sparks of light that glimmer in times of utter darkness.”
 
Regarding new track, “Sylvan” the band adds: “We wanted to paint a picture of a forest in flames. Of wild destruction, spectacular and terrifying. The calm amidst the ancient pines shattered by an insatiable desire, all-consuming, all-devouring and with a raging intensity so fierce it can set anything on fire. Ultimately, as the flames engulf the trees, it is a song about searching for meaning and even beauty in a burning world.”

Track-list
01. Sylvan
02. Marking the Heart of a Serpent
03. The Wolf’s Sun
04. The Reverist
Something ancient and primordial stalks the four tracks on the fourth full-length of ESBEN AND THE WITCH. The haunting voice of Rachel Davies weaves arcane spells through hypnotic patterns. Interlaced in these invocations is the emotive string sorcery provided by guitarist Thomas Fisher, while Daniel Copeman evokes a state of trance with his shamanic drumming and wide sonic landscapes painted by electronic synthesizer magic.
 
ESBEN AND THE WITCH were formed in Brighton, a windswept English seaside resort, when Daniel Copeman hooked up with Thomas Fisher in 2008. After a number of failed auditions for a vocalist, Fisher had a chance meeting with longtime friend Rachel Davies, who proved to be the perfect fit as singer for the newly created three-piece. A band name was found in the foreboding Danish fairytale “Esben and the Witch”.
 
The self-released ’33 EP’ (2009) and a 7″ single entitled ‘Lucia, at the Precipice’ (2010) caused a vibrant buzz that led to a first record deal. With the single ‘Marching Song’ (2010), ESBEN AND THE WITCH heralded their debut full-length ‘Violet Cries’, a Gothic post-rock nightmare that hit the stores in January 2011. The album was immediately picked up by critics and fans alike, managing to climb to #13 in the UK Indie Chart. Two singles, ‘Warpath’ and ‘Chorea’ and the ‘Hexagons’ digital EP followed in the same year.
 
2012 saw the trio commence work on their sophomore album ‘Wash the Sins Not Only the Face’ which was released in early 2013 and again scored critical praise. ESBEN AND THE WITCH decided to take matters into their own hands and published the third full-length ‘A New Nature’ (2014) on their own imprint, ‘Nostromo Records’. The band travelled to Chicago to record with Steve Albini and the result was an intense, sprawling creation inspired by the trio’s increasingly heavy live show.
 
Having established themselves as a highly individual act and an excellent reputation as an outstanding live force, ESBEN AND THE WITCH have honed their songwriting skills to the sharp crystalline edge that now manifests itself clearly on ‘Older Terrors’. Beauty, emotion, and musical depth celebrate a glorious wedding on these tracks. You are herewith invited to join this aural feast.

Pre-order the album – smarturl.it/EsbenandtheShop

Line-up

Rachel Davies: vocals, bass

Thomas Fisher: guitar

Daniel Copeman: drums, synths

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CROBOT – RELEASE NEW TRACK ‘PLAY IT COOL’

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Central Pennsylvania-based rockers, CROBOT have released another track ‘Play It Cool’ from their forthcoming album, ‘Welcome To Fat City’ – set for release on September 23rd via Nuclear Blast.

Pre-order ‘Welcome To Fat City’ now:
– Limited Edition Gatefold Blue Vinyl + signed insert from the Nuclear Blast UK store:http://nblast.de/CrobotNBUK
– CD + Vinyl + signed insert from Recordstore.co.uk: http://nblast.de/CrobotRS
– Alternatively, pre-order the digital album and receive ‘Welcome To Fat City’, ‘Play It Cool’, ‘Not For Sale’ and‘Plague of the Mammoths’ as instant grat tracks: http://nblast.de/CrobotWTFCIT

Check out the official video for ‘Not For Sale

The band are set to return to the UK this Autumn with Aussie rockers Airbourne. Tickets are now on sale, full tour dates and ticket links below.

25.11   UK       Ebbw Vale – Brain Freeze Festival

With Airbourne
17.11   UK       Portsmouth, Pyramids Centre
18.11   UK       Norwich, UEA
19.11   UK       Nottingham, Rock City
21.11   UK       Birmingham, O2 Institute
22.11   UK       Leeds,  O2 Academy
23.11   UK       Newcastle, O2 Academy
24.11   UK       Glasgow, Barrowland
26.11   UK       Manchester, Ritz  (SOLD OUT)
28.11   UK       London, Electric Ballroom
29.11   UK       London, Electric Ballroom

Tickets available here: http://nblast.de/CrobotAirbourneTIX

More info:

Crobot are:
Chris Bishop – guitar, vocals
Brandon Yeagley – lead vocals, harmonica
Paul Figueroa – drums
Jake Figueroa – bass
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Crobot live

SEVEN IMPALE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM & SHARE NEW TRACK

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Seven Impale‘s debut album, “City of the Sun”, was very well received by the prog audience over the world, and in the year poll of 2014 at Progarchives.com, the album got ranked as the 7th best that year. 
So, in spring 2016, Seven Impale teamed up again with producer Iver Sandøy (produced Enslaved, Krakow etc.) in Solslottet Studio to record the follow up. 
 
The band has grown a lot since the debut, without loosing any of their  youthful energy. New album “Contrapasso” consists of nine highly varied and complex tracks expanding upon the unique sound Seven Impale started investigating on “City of the Sun”, but….. they’ve gone much further this time. 
 
On “Contrapasso” you find a band that are more daring, experimental and complex. Again, they touch upon the harder soundscapes as well as including more catchy and upbeat tracks, but on this album everything goes one step further. 
 
Visiting places where no band has been before, with “Contrapasso” Seven Impale pay no heed to genre boundaries. Melding melody, experimentation, dramatics, atmosphere and contrasting rythms, with “Contrapasso”, Seven Impale has created an essential album for any fan of progressive rock!  Listen to new track ‘Languor’ now:

Line-up:

Tormod Fosso – Bass, cello

Erlend Vottvik Olsen – Guitar

Benjamin Mekki Widerøe – Sexophone, midiflute

Stian Økland – Vocals, guitar

Håkon Vinje – Keyboards

Fredrik Mekki Widerøe – Drums, percussion

“Contrapasso” is released on 16th September via Karisma Records with the vinyl version of the album following on 28th October.

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http://www.karismarecords.no/

 

 

ANTHRAX RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘A MONSTER AT THE END’

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ANTHRAX has released the official video for ‘A Monster At The End‘, a song from the band’s latest album, ‘For All Kings‘. Watch it here:

http://www.vevo.com/watch/anthrax/Monster-at-the-End/USME31600498

The original concept was to have four still photographers placed strategically on a Florida set while the five members of ANTHRAX performed song ‘A Monster At The End‘ live. Each photographer would hold down his camera’s shutter button continuously for the near-four minute-long song, capturing a steady stream of hundreds of still images.

Hey, it might have been a great idea,” laughed video director Jack Bennett, “but holding down the shutter button on a still camera for that long a time? All we would have ended up with were four jammed cameras!”

Shooting the entire video with Super Sharp HD video still cameras, Bennett wanted an animated, staccato-feel to the flow of the individual images. “Video shutter speeds are faster and more reliable than anything we could have done manually, and we wanted as big a pool of still images to choose from as we could get.”

In post-production, Bennett went through the footage frame by frame and hand-picked the still images he wanted to animate — hundreds of them. Rather than print the video at 24 frames per second, he animated movement of the band members using the still images, creating a jagged, crude motion. “We didn’t want fluidity, we wanted the video to have more of a comic book feel to it, like flipbook animation.”

This also allowed Bennett to hang on the band members’ individual movements to accentuate the power of their playing, such as the strength in Charlie Benante’s drum hits, or Scott Ian’s strumming or Frank Bello‘s rhythm.

ANTHRAX‘s latest masterpiece “For All Kings” reached #4 in the Finnish charts, #5 in the German and #21 in the UK charts.

Order ‘For All Kings’ here:
Digital Album from iTunes: http://nblast.de/AnthraxForAllKingsIT
Limited Edition Double Gatefold Etched Lilac or Clear Vinyl from the Nuclear Blast UK store:http://nblast.de/AnthraxNBUK
Limited Edition Digipack CD from Amazon.co.uk: http://nblast.de/AnthraxForAllKingsDigi

More on ‘For All Kings’:
‘Evil Twin’ Lyric Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPmLkF3e6Fc
‘Breathing Lightning’ Official Track: https://youtu.be/NXYKpKWHxaI

More info:
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www.facebook.com/anthrax
www.nuclearblast.de/anthrax

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MESHUGGAH POST SECOND TRAILER FOR THE VIOLENT SLEEP OF REASON

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The Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH will release their upcoming eighth album, The Violent Sleep Of Reason on October 7th via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band release the second trailer in which Tomas discusses the lyrical inspiration of the eighth album.

Order your copy of the album on iTunes and receive “Born In Dissonance” as an instant grat:http://nblast.de/MeshuggahiTunes

Tomas Haake comments about the album, “Basically, the whole idea of why we chose the title is it kinda connects with the lyrical content of the album. Which is to a fair degree about current events and what you see is going on as far as terrorism today, extremist views on ideals, and religious dogma and the violent implications that you get from being asleep so to speak and not acting/reacting to what is going on in the proper way”

The album was produced by the band and was engineered by Tue Madsen of Puk Studios in Kaerby,Denmark. For the cover, the band once again enlisted Keerych Luminokaya who created the artwork forKoloss and The Ophidian Trek as well as the new images for each of the 7 albums and 3 EP’s featured in the25 Years of Musical Deviance box set.

Track listing as follows:
1. Clockworks
2. Born in Dissonance
3. MonstroCity
4. By the Ton
5. Violent Sleep of Reason
6. Ivory Tower
7. Stifled
8. Nostrum
9. Our Rage Won’t Die
10. Into Decay

“The Violent Sleep Of Reason” will be available in the following formats:
Nuclear Blast UK Store:
– Mail-Order Exclusive Box Set*
Limited to 1,000 worldwide
Includes: Latex face mask, (2) stickers, (2) 1.25” buttons, poster flag, certificate of
authenticity
– Limited Edition Double Gatefold Gold Vinyl
– Limited Edition Double Gatefold Silver Vinyl
– Limited Edition Double Gatefold Light Blue/Orange Bi-Coloured Vinyl
Available here:  http://nblast.de/MeshuggahNBUK

Recordstore.co.uk:
– Limited Edition Black Double LP
– Limited Edition Double Gatefold Picture Disc
– CD Digipack
Available here: http://nblast.de/MeshuggahRS

Visit MESHUGGAH online at  www.MESHUGGAH.net
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Follow:  Twitter.com/MESHUGGAH
Watch:  www.youtube.com/MESHUGGAH

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NIGHTWISH – FAN DOCUMENTARY ‘TO NIGHTWISH WITH LOVE’ RELEASED

NIGHTWISH fans have had a busy year. Since October 2015, over 60 fans from 50 countries have been filming a crowdsourced NIGHTWISH fan documentary. During the past year, fans have answered questions about their fandom and the band and have performed weekly tasks presented to them in front of a mobile phone camera.

The webproject “To NIGHTWISH with Love” is active on the Yle (Finnish Broadcasting Company) website. Hundreds of hours of material was produced and sent to Yle by the fans. Yle‘s production team has used the material to create a number of web documentaries, including a full-feature documentary film, “To NIGHTWISH with Love“.

The documentary filmed by fans discusses the band, and the fans’ passion and fandom in the words of the fans themselves, in tens of different languages.

“In the end, fans from over fifty countries participated,” say the directors of the documentary, Kaisa Alenius andHarto Hänninen. “It has been an eye opening experience to see that people with completely different background can suddenly share similar ideas about life, identity and art. This is the power of fandom.”

In addition to the documentary, an online series with 18 episodes is published on the “To NIGHTWISH with Love” -website. It has been edited from the material produced by the fans where the fans learn Finnish, discuss the universe of music as well as the different vocalists the band has seen. NIGHTWISH‘s music has helped the fans through difficult times, but it has also connected people. One of the most important themes of the online series is love.

“This is a documentary that I’d like to see right away,” said Tuomas Holopainen of NIGHTWISH upon hearing about the crowdsourcing project underway at Yle, Finland’s national public service broadcasting company.

The documentary “To Nightwish with Love” was released online on Saturday 20 August, and it is now available to watch here:

To Nightwish With Love Documentary

Next Sunday, on 28 August there will be a whole night dedicated to the Finnish symphonic metal stars, on Yle Teema channel in Finland. Including an interview of Tuomas Holopainen, the documentary and a premiere of a concert, Yle Live: NIGHTWISH in Mexico City (2015). The concert will be available on the “To NIGHTWISH with Love” -website on Sunday 10 PM (UTC+3).

The band also announced a new release date for the DVD “Vehicle Of Spirit”. The two-concert-live-release will see the light of day on November 25th.

Catch the band live one more time on their “Endless Forms Most Beautiful World Tour 2015-2016”:

26.08.  PL       Straszecin – Czad Festival
03.09.  CZ       Havirov – Havirovske Slavnosti
08.09.  P         Lisbon – Coliseu
10.09.  E         Madrid – Barclaycard Center
12.09.  IT        Mantova – Palabam
14.09.  BG       Sofia – Arena Armeec
02.10.  KR       Seoul – Samsung Blue Square
05.10.  CN       Shenzeng – A8 Live House
07.10.  CN       Shanghai – QSW Culture Center
09.10.  J          Tokio – Loud Park

Order NIGHTWISH‘s current record, ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful‘, here:http://nblast.de/NIGHTWISHFormsNB

More on ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’:
‘Élan’
OFFICIAL VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZisUxkdnTo
‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’ OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKgHMG1tKKw
‘Alpenglow’ OFFICIAL TRACK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2_ETb-63oo
‘Shudder Before The Beautiful’ OFFICIAL TRACK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5diJsEdLS_8

Nightwish Vehicle of Spirit

 

EPICA RELEASE THIRD TRAILER FOR ‘THE HOLOGRAPHIC PRINCIPLE’

Dutch symphonic metal stars EPICA are ready to release the third studio trailer for their upcoming masterpiece ‘The Holographic Principle‘. This new clip reveals a glimpse into the drum and vocal recordings and a detailed look behind the scenes.

“Only one month to go until the release!!!,” the band states. “Here is the 3rd part of the EPICA documentary. Dealing with the acoustic sessions, artwork and the concept behind ‘The Holographic Principle’! We hope you’ll enjoy watching it as much as we did by making the album.”

Catch up on the first two trailers:
Epica talk about the songwriting process: https://youtu.be/LSlEVPjG7rg
The band showcase the different instruments they worked with: https://youtu.be/HzqHyRu1oSc

Pre-order ‘The Holographic Principle’ here:
Limited Edition Earbook, Limited Edition Blue Vinyl, Limited Edition Bi-Coloured Vinyl, Limited Edition Mail Order Boxset from the Nuclear Blast UK store: http://nblast.de/EpicaNBUK
iTunes + ‘Universal Death Squad’ instant grat: http://nblast.de/EpicaTHPiTunes
Listen in the NB Novelties playlist: http://sptfy.com/2zZF
2CD Digipack, CD & Vinyl (inc signed insert) from Recordstore.co.uk : http://nblast.de/EpicaRecordstore

Track listing as follows:
01. Eidola
02. Edge Of The Blade
03. A Phantasmic Parade
04. Universal Death Squad
05. Divide And Conquer
06. Beyond The Matrix
07. Once Upon A Nightmare
08. The Cosmic Algorithm
09. Ascension – Dream State Armageddon
10. Dancing In A Hurricane
11. Tear Down Your Walls
12. The Holographic Principle – A Profound Understanding Of Reality

Don’t miss EPICA on tour!
10.08.-12.08.  Leyendas del Rock festival XII Vilenna, Spanien

The band’s own EPIC METAL FEST:
01.10.  NL        Tilburg – Epic Metal Fest Netherlands
15.10.  BR       Sao Paulo – Epic Metal Fest Brazil

EPICA + POWERWOLF + BEYOND THE BLACK
12.01.  D         Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
13.01.  D         Cologne – Palladium
14.01.  D         Ludwigsburg – MHP Arena
16.01.  CH       Geneve – Salle Des Fetes De Thonex
17.01.  CH       Zurich – Volkshaus
18.01.  IT         Milan – Live Club
20.01.  D         Munich – Tonhalle
21.01.  A          Vienna – Gasometer
24.01.  PL        Warsaw – Progresja
25.01.  D         Berlin – Huxley’s
27.01.  D         Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
28.01.  CZ        Prague – Forum Karlin
29.01.  D          Hannover – Capitol
31.01.  D          Hamburg – Mehr! Theater
01.02.  BE        Brussels- Ancienne Belgique
03.02.  UK       London – o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
04.02.  F          Paris – Le Zénith

London tickets available from myticket.co.uk / seetickets.com
VIP-upgrades are available from: www.soundrink.com

More on EPICA:
Lyric video for the first single, “Universal Death Squad“: https://youtu.be/P_Ys_W7ySkM

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www.facebook.com/epica
www.nuclearblast.de/epica

Epica Album

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DUSKS EMBRACE Set To Release New Album “ReAwakening” This Autumn

(Photo Credit Stephan Partipilo)

Salem, Portland based Progressive Metal band, Dusks Embrace have announced their fourth studio album ReAwakening, which is set to be released this Autumn.

ReAwakening will be a milestone for the band in many ways. This record introduces a new vocalist, Aldo Arevalo, as well as a whole new sonic palette for the band. This record is the coalescence of years spent working on various metal, EDM, electronic and video game style music. The wide range of influences have led this record to be as much of a sonic journey as well as a musical one. Not content to follow in the trend of chugging metal, Dusks Embrace have worked to create a record that is strong in songwriting as well as sonic direction. The atmosphere of the synthesizers and catchy melodies along with a focus on songs over technicality will be a breath of fresh air in the sometimes stagnate world of progressive music.

Commented founder and guitarist Josh Brewer: “The creative process for ‘ReAwakening’ has been very different from previous Dusks records. In the past I have written the majority of the material but did almost all the finalizing and production myself. This time around was the first real collaborative effort. I still wrote all the standards for the material but as I put the band together we rehearsed and added parts. Having the input from the other guys as well as the new vocalist really helped push the material to be more of what I have always wanted.

He continues: “The biggest difference from our previous records is a lack of a  clear sense of stylistic direction. This was the first record that really felt like what I wanted to do and not what fit in to a typical genre. We have always had moments of progressive tinged music but it was always sandwiched in with the more metal over tones. This record feels more like a constant flow and nothing seems forced into the record. It manages to cover a wide sonic and musical palette without sounding like a gimmick.

Dusks Embrace is a band that will soon define a movement. One that focuses on being able to write catchy, musically and sonically dense music that still plays on enough pop sensibilities to keep people coming back for more. The band is a shining example of the ability of independent artists in the modern age to push boundaries musically and independently release professional quality material.

Dusks Embrace’s fourth studio album ReAwakening is out this Autumn. The exact date, as well as the album art and track listing will be revealed in the coming weeks. The band has previously released a lyric video for “Face Forward” taken from ReAwakening.

Dusks Embrace on the web:

http://www.dusksembracemusic.com

https://www.facebook.com/dusksembrace

https://twitter.com/dusksembrace

https://www.youtube.com/user/joshrbrewer

https://play.spotify.com/artist/0kXtEBIaHdgpALmiFs8BA6

Dusks Embrace line-up:

Josh Brewer – guitar, vocals

Aldo Arevalo – vocals

Myke Daniel – bass, vocals

Liam Manley – drums

VADER – NEW LYRIC VIDEO RELEASED

Vader Iron Times

The new EP from Polish death metal legends VADER , ‘Iron Times‘, was released on August 12th. Today, the band has released the lyric video for the brand new track, “Prayer To The God Of War” via YouTube.

VADER‘s Piotr states:
“11 days ago VADER has released a new record ‘Iron Times’. This EP includes two new tracks and two bonus cover songs. Today we have the big pleasure of introducing to you the lyric-video for one of new songs – ‘Prayer to the God of War’!  The whole new album ‘The Empire’ will be out via Nuclear Blast in November and ‘Iron Times’ is the appetiser before the album. Enjoy and do not be afraid to visit us on tour in November/December!”

‘Iron Times‘ includes the following songs:

Side A
01. Parabellum
02. Prayer To The God Of War
Side B
01. Piesc I Stal
02. Overkill

The EP is available digitally here: http://nblast.de/VaderIronTimesiTunes

VADER have also announced the release of their new studio album, ‘The Empire‘. The follow-up to their highly-acclaimed 2014 album, ‘Tibi Et Igni‘, was recorded at Hertz Studios in Bialystok, Poland and produced byWojtek and Slawek Wiesawski.

‘The Empire’ will be released on November 04th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast.

VADER live:
26.08. SK  Terchova – Terchovsky Budzogan Festival PIRO
02.09. F    Torcy – Fall of Summer Fest

Transsiberian Blitz TOUR 2016
09.09. Rus    St.Petersburg – OPERA
10.09. Rus    Kazań – „Mayakovsky”
11.09. Rus    Moscow – Brooklyn
12.09. Rus    Samara – Zvezda
13.09. Rus   Yekaterinburg  – Nirvana
14.09. Rus   Novosibirsk – „R-club”
15.09. Rus   Krasnoyarsk – „Era”
16.09. Rus   Irkutsk – Rock’n’Roll Pub
17.09. Rus  Khabarovsk – Velicano
18.09. Rus  Vladivostok –  SanRemo Hall
20.09. RC  Bejing –  Yu Gong Yi Shan
22.09. RC  Hong Kong – Hidden Agenda
23.09.  T   Taipei – The Wall
24.09. J     Osaka – Shinsaibashi Paradigm
26.09. J     Tokyo – Harajuku Astro Hall

The Empire Rising Europe 2016 pt. ONE
(w/ Hate Eternal , Threat Signal)

04.11. D  Bad Oeynhausen – Druckerei
05.11. D  Andernach – Juz-Live-Club
06.11. B  Arlon – L’Entrepo
07.11.  TBA
08.11.  TBA
09.11. CH  Zurich – Dynamo
10.11.  TBA
11.11. I   Brescia – Circolo Colony
12.11.  TBA
13.11. NL  Rotterdam – Baroeg
14.11. UK  London – The Dome
15.11.  TBA
16.11.  TBA
17.11.  TBA
18.11.  TBA
19.11. D  Essem – Turock
20.11. D  Leipzig – Taubchenthal

w/ INFERNAL WAR, INCIDIUS
22.11.  PL        Poznan – Blue Note
23.11.  PL        Torun – Od Nowa
24.11.  PL        Zabrze – Wiatrak
25.11.  PL        Wroclaw – Alibi
26.11.  PL        Katowice – Mega Club
27.11.  PL        Rzeszow – Life House
29.11.  PL        Krakow – Kwadrat
30.11.  PL        Bialystok – Zmiana Klimatu
01.12.  PL        Lublin – Graffiti
02.12.  PL        Warszawa – Progresja
03.12.  PL        Gdansk – B90
04.12.  PL        Olsztyn – Andergrant

More info:
www.vader.pl
www.facebook.com/vader
www.nuclearblast.de/vader

Vader tour

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OPETH RELEASE 5TH STUDIO BLOG FOR ‘SORCERESS’

Swedish experimental heavy-rock pioneers OPETH have released the fifth instalment, “Studio Report – Episode 5,” of their in-depth, behind the scenes series on the making of their 12th studio album, ‘Sorceress‘. In this new trailer, frontman Mikael Akerfeldt talks about the vocal recordings in the legendary Rockfield Studiosand the writing process for his lyrics. The highly-anticipated record is due out on September 30th via the band’s imprint label Moderbolaget Records with Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Catch up on the previous episodes:
Mikael leads you through the Rockfield Studios: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Olffy8UPwbo
Mikael
speaks about the guitar recordings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG-oDDNmWC8
Axe
speaks about the drum recordings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2lV8N7AiBY
Martin
speaks about the bass recordings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et2mbByRt6s

Opeth recently released a lyric video for the record’s title track “Sorceress“, which has has already received mass critical praise from fans and critics alike. Watch the video here:

‘Sorceress’ track list:
1. Persephone
2. Sorceress
3. The Wilde Flowers
4. Will O The Wisp
5. Chrysalis
6. Sorceress 2
7. The Seventh Sojourn
8. Strange Brew
9. A Fleeting Glance
10. Era
11. Persephone (Slight Return)

Sorceress cover

Pre-order ‘Sorceress’:
Nuclear Blast Store: http://nblast.de/OpethSorceressNB
Recordstore.co.uk (orders come with signed inserts – whilst stocks last): http://nblast.de/OpethSorceressRS

Pre-order ‘Sorceress’ Digitally:
iTunes: http://nblast.de/OpethSorceressIT

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