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22-07-2014 REISSUE OF THE SAME TITLED JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR ALBUM OUT IN SEPTEMBER
First official CD reissue of the same titled JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR studio album from 1989 (so called "Orange Album"), will be released by Skol Records on September 12, 2014. The album has been remastered from the original studio tapes, and includes all 13 tracks from that recording session, for the first time ever. Package will include thick booklet, and brand new exclusive artwork painted by Alexander Von Wieding (MANILLA ROAD, CLOVEN HOOF, RAZOR etc.). First 500 copies will be available as Double Disc Edition (2CD), incl. complete live album recorded at the legendary KEEP IT TRUE FESTIVAL in Germany (mixed and mastered by Tarek Maghary of MAJESTY), with some of the best JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR songs in live versions, performed by the current BURNING STARR line up feat. musicians known from VIRGIN STEELE, MANOWAR, JOE LYNN TURNER BAND and CRYSTAL VIPER.

Visit the band @ www.facebook.com/jackstarrsburningstarr
Visit Skol Records @ www.skolrecords.com

20-07-2014 RAWHIDE JOINS GM ROSTER
RAWHIDE was founded in 2002 in Uddevalla, Sweden, when Robert Hansson let his brainchild come into reality together with Erik and Anders Svensson. In the first few years band recorded several demo tapes and bunch of small venues was ravaged by a serie of wild gigs. Most of the material recorded during those early years, ended up on a "Plenty Ain't Enough" compilation CD, released in 2010. After several lineup changes, between 2008 and 2010 the band was put on hold. In 2010 RAWHIDE was brought back to life, along with guitarist Michael Karlsson and drummer Carl Wockatz, who completed the line up with Robert and Erik. The same year the band recorded two EP's: "Branded For Life" (released by Patac Records) and "Built To Blow" (released by Hellrocker Records), which came out in 2011. After fine-tuning the machine through gigs and rehearsals, the following year RAWHIDE went to Sunlight Studio and recorded their debut album titled "Murder One". About one year later, in 2012, when the band returned from serie of live shows on the American East Coast, the album was released on vinyl LP by Patac Records. In summer of 2014 "Murder One" came out on CD, after being released in cooperation with Mexican labels Dybbuk Records and Craneo Negro Productions.

Most recently the band works on second full length studio album, and awaits the release of two new EP's: "Black Hearts & White Lines" (split with Panzer Bastard from Boston, USA) and "Guilty As Charged", which will be released by Unholy Anarchy Records and Craneo Negro Productions respectively.

RAWHIDE is a band that mix Metal heaviness and fury, with honesty of Rock and Punk attitude. Fans of Motorhead, Venom or Midnight: check them out!

Visit the band: www.rawhide.bandcamp.com

17-07-2014 GM PRESENTS WUNDERWURLD MUSIC RELEASE: SNOWY SHAW "THE LIVESHOW"
After being member of such legendary bands as MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND, THERION, DIMMU BORGIR, MEMENTO MORI, DREAM EVIL, NOTRE DAME, SABATON and others - where SNOWY SHAW appeared as a vocalist, guitarist, bassist and drummer, it's time to return to the original plan: solo career. On July 22, SNOWY SHAW will release digital single titled "Dusk", which will be available on most of digital platforms. Single is taken from the forthcoming - and much awaited - live DVD/CD package titled "The Liveshow: 25 Years Of Madness In The Name Of Metal", which will come out in September in limited edition of 666 copies, and which already can be pre-ordered at www.snowyshaw.net/webshop

"The Liveshow" DVD/CD, which will be released by Wunderwurld Music, includes more than 3 hours of amazing, high quality material, recorded on two special theatrical shows, and featuring very special guests from KING DIAMOND band,MERCYFUL FATE, MEMENTO MORI, ILLWILL, OPERA DIABOLICUS and Snowy's backing band featuring lead guitarist Kristian Niemann (THERION), Mannequin De Sade III (NOTRE DAME, ENGEL), Mark U Black (DREAM EVIL) and Vikki Valkyrie (ICE AGE). "The Liveshow" has one of a kind track listing, as except playing own originals, SNOWY SHAW performed with his band all his personal favorites from his former bands, incl. classics such as "Eye Of The Witch", "Halloween" and "Sleepless Nights" (KING DIAMOND), "Evil" and "Black Funeral" (MERCYFUL FATE), "The Book Of Heavy Metal" (DREAM EVIL), "To Mega Therion" (THERION) or "The Serpentine Offering" (DIMMU BORGIR) and a helluva lot more, in a truly theatrical way.

More information: www.snowyshaw.net
"The Liveshow" video trailer: http://youtu.be/wXmeHhaz_h0

15-07-2014 GM PRESENTS MVD ENTERTAINMENT GROUP RELEASE: EVIL UNITED "HONORED BY FIRE"
Texas Metal powerhouse EVIL UNITED has announced, that they will be releasing their eagerly anticipated sophomore full length studio album titled "Honored By Fire", on August 12, 2014. The album will be distributed in North America and Europe through MVD Entertainment Group. A recent message from the band reads as follows: "Our second release brings us closer to where we want to be as a band. The production is heavier than our debut album, but still keeps the original vibe of the band intact". The Austin, San Antonio based band is a verified Texas powerhouse of crushing Metal, with elite members from WATCHTOWER, RIOT, MURDERDOLLS, DANGEROUS TOYS and WEDNESDAY 13, all ready to continue their assault on the Metal masses with the new release, "Honored By Fire".

EVIL UNITED "Honored By Fire" coming out on August 12, 2014, on CD, limited edition LP, and digital download.

PRE-ORDER: http://mvdb2b.com/s/EvilUnitedHonoredByFire/MVD6414A
"VIKING FUNERAL" (OFFICIAL VIDEO): http://youtu.be/7fyLPZmHFUE

03-07-2014 GM PRESENTS: WARSENAL
WARSENAL is a young Canadian Speed/Thrash Metal act, founded in 2011 by Mathieu Rondeau (guitars, vocals) and Francis Labine (bass). The lineup was completed by Antoine Turcotte (drums). In 2012 the band recorded their first 3-track demo with "Hit N Run", "Unstoppable" and "Wars" - first of those songs, has been featured on the worldwide Thrash compilation: "Thrash Sells... But Who's Buying?" released by Tridroid Records (USA) , and on "El Cuartel Del Metal Vol. 2" compilation, which was released in Peru.

In March 2014, after playing a lot of live shows, the band entered the studio to record new material titled "Get Out Of Our Way" which is ready for the release. WARSENAL mix old school influences (you can obviously hear echoes of bands such as VENOM, EXCITER or TANK in their music), with the high octane energy and DIY attitude of bands such as TOXIC HOLOCAUST, CAULDRON and ENFORCER. They are young, they are fast, and they take no prisoners!

Visit the band: www.facebook.com/warsenalofficial | www.youtube.com/warsenalofficial

29-06-2014 GM PRESENTS EMANES METAL RECORDS RELEASE: GANG "INJECT THE VENOM"
GANG, originally known as GUSH X, started in 1990, and between 1993 and 2010 released 4 albums and bunch of demos. Last of them titled "V", released in 2010 by Emanes Metal Records, kind of predicted what will happen with GANG in the next decade: they will be furious Heavy Metal machine! Between 2010 and 2013 the band focused on extensive touring, and played their first tour in 10 years. "The Skulls Out Of Tour" (2010-2011) placed GANG on several stages and festivals in countries such as France and Denmark. In 2012 the band released the "HM-666%" EP, where their paid tribute to their heroes, and where they placed cover songs of acts such as SAXON, SCORPIONS, BLACK SABBATH, MOTORHEAD and MERCYFUL FATE. Their next tour named "Heavy Metal Road Tour" (2012-2013) was summed up with the live CD/DVD titled "Heavy Metal Road 666".

In 2014 band released their 6th studio album titled "Inject The Venom", where they showed their Heavy Metal devotion: based on catchy melodies and powerful guitar riffs, the album takes us back to the '80s, and analogue way of recordings. The album was made without triggers, digital editing or guitar amp simulators. Instead of this we hear precise and intense Heavy Metal recorded with real drums and real guitar playing.

GANG "Inject The Venom" is out now on Emanes Metal Records!
Visit Emanes Metal Records @ www.emanesmetalrecords.com

27-06-2014 GM PRESENTS EMANES METAL RECORDS RELEASE: EAR DANGER "WARRIOR SOUL"
Originally dating back to the early eighties, EAR DANGER was started up again by founding members Dick Vijgen (drums) and Matt Verschoor (bass). Realizing that they would not be able to get the original band together, the teamed up with two excellent young musicians: Ivo Metz (guitar) and Leon Lohmann (vocals, guitar). The original plan was to record a demo, do one or two shows and leave it there. However, their demo "Shock & Awe" was received with so much enthusiasm, that they decided to go beyond that. First a series of concerts throughout Holland took place, of which the highlight was undoubtedly their appearance at the internationally acclaimed Heavy Metal Maniacs Festival. In September of 2011, they released their first album "Full Blast At Last". At first, this album was released on vinyl only by the band, but as the vinyl edition was quickly sold out, the album was re-released on CD by French label Emanes Metal Records. The success of "Full Blast" pushed EAR DANGER to take it to the next level: in 2014 the band record next album, titled "Warrior Soul", which was released again on Emanes Metal. "Warrior Soul" contains ten tracks, of which 8 have never been released before. Together with new album, style of the band has evolved: new songs combine honest and traditional Heavy Metal, with more advanced song writing.

EAR DANGER "Warrior Soul" is out now on Emanes Metal Records!
Visit Emanes Metal Records @ www.emanesmetalrecords.com

18-06-2014 JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR TO RELEASE "SANDS OF TIME" VIDEO CLIP
On Wednesday, June 25, 2014, US Power Metal act JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR will release the "Sands Of Time" video clip. The song is taken from band's latest studio album "Land Of The Dead", which was released in 2011 on CD via Limb Music, and 2 years later on LP via Blood And Iron Records. Video clip which was directed by Oliver Barth and produced by Bart Gabriel, will promote band's recently announced short European tour:

September 12, 2014 - Circolo Colony, Brescia, Italy
September 13, 2014 - Swordbrothers Festival, Germany
September 14, 2014 - Eightball Club, Thessaloniki, Greece
September 15, 2014 - An Club, Athens, Greece

On September 26th, BURNING STARR will also appear at the 80's In The Park Festival in Melbourne, Florida (US), along with GREAT WHITE, ZEBRA, FASTER PUSSYCAT and others. In other news, the band is currently working on new studio album titled "Stand Your Ground" with producer Bart Gabriel, who except working with acts such as SACRED STEEL, MORTICIAN and SABATON, also produced BURNING STARR's latest album, "Land Of The Dead".

Jack Starr's BURNING STARR, is an American Power Metal band formed in 1985 by the ex VIRGIN STEELE member and guitar wizard Jack Starr. After doing 4 classic albums in the '80s, the band returned with a new line up feat. Jack Starr (guitar), Ned Meloni (bass guitar, ex JOE LYNN TURNER band, ex DEVIL CHILDE and PHANTOM LORD), Kenny "Rhino" Earl (drums, ex MANOWAR) and Todd Michael Hall (vocals, also in RIOT V), and released the well received comeback album titled "Defiance" in 2009. BURNING STARR's concert line up is completed by the CRYSTAL VIPER front woman Marta Gabriel, who took over rhythm guitar parts.

Visit the band @ www.facebook.com/jackstarrsburningstarr

30-05-2014 NEXT CRYSTAL VIPER LIVE SHOWS
06-05-2014 GM PRESENTS: SORS IMMANIS
Gabriel Management is proud to present the hope of Austrian Thrash/Death Metal: SORS IMMANIS. The band features: The Leech, Mordred, Typhon,Shamael the Destroyer and Sergeant Hammergeil. Their debut album titled "Fate's Embrace" is still hot and available as an own pressing release. The band list acts such as KATAKLYSM, TESTAMENT, BOLT THROWER or AMON AMARTH as their main influences, so it's not hard to guess that 11 songs included on their debut, are full of sonic fury, wrath, hate and darkness.

Visit the band at www.sorsimmanis.at

03-05-2014 NEW SACRED STEEL TOUR DATES CONFIRMED
14-06-2014 - Kaminwerk, Memmingen, Germany *
15-06-2014 - Rockfabrik, Ludwigsburg, Germany *
18-06-2014 - Conrad Sohm, Dornbirn, Austria *
19-06-2014 - Live Stage, Innsbruck, Austria
20-09-2014 - Doctor Metal Festival, Barcelona, Spain
* - with ICED EARTH

Visit the band at www.sacredsteel.de and www.facebook.com/sacredsteelofficial

09-04-2014 NEW NIGHTMARE ALBUM "THE AFTERMATH" TO BE RELEASED ON MAY 23, 2014
"The Aftermath", brand new studio album of the French Power Heavy Metal act NIGHTMARE, will be released on May 23, 2014, in Europe, and on June 10, 2014, in North America, via AFM RECORDS.

The official album trailer can be seen on this location: http://youtu.be/k_nX2ErIdIc

Visit AFM Records @ www.afm-records.de
Visit the band @ www.nightmare-metal.com

30-03-2014 GM PRESENTS LIMB MUSIC RELEASE: ANCIENT BARDS "A NEW DAWN ENDING"
"A New Dawn Ending", third studio album of the Italian female fronted Power Metal act ANCIENT BARDS, will be released on April 25, 2014, via Limb Music. The album will be third and final part of the "Black Crystal Sword Saga" trilogy, which began with "The Alliance Of The Kings" album in 2010, and was continued on "Soulless Child" in 2011. Album's front cover artwork was painted by Felipe Machado Franco, artist known from cooperation with acts such as BLIND GUARDIAN and RHAPSODY. The album will include 10 songs, between them two suites: one of over 12 minutes, and one of nearly 17 minutes. "A New Dawn Ending" samples can be streamed on this location: www.limb-music.com/ancientbardsnews

"A New Dawn Ending" track listing: 01. Before The Storm (1:39) / 02. A Greater Purpose (7:55) / 03. Flaming Heart (6:52) / 04. Across This Life (4:31) / 05. In My Arms (5:25) / 06. The Last Resort (6:06) / 07. Showdown (12:48) / 08. In the End (5:11)/ 09. Spiriti Liberi (4:49) / 10. A New Dawn Ending (16:37)

Visit the band @ www.ancientbards.com | Visit Limb Music @ www.limb-music.com

26-02-2014 GM PRESENTS AUSTRAL HOLOCAUST PRODUCTIONS RELEASE: COBRA "TO HELL"

Cobra is a traditional Heavy Metal act formed in 2005 in Lima, Peru. After doing several demo releases, the band siged with Austral Holocaust Productions. In 2009 Cobra released "Poison In The Bones" - split CD with Skull from Colombia - which was promoted on South American tour in February of 2010. After the tour the band entered the studio to record their debut full length album titled "Lethal Strike", which was released in April 2011, and again promoted live on stage. In 2013 Cobra recorded their second album titled "To Hell" which was released in February 2014 (again via Austral Holocaust Productions). The band is currently touring in South America, and in March of 2014 they will land in Chile, where they will share the stage with acts such as Satan and Bulldozer.

Visit the band @ www.facebook.com/cobraperuheavymetal


25-02-2014 GM PRESENTS EMANES METAL RECORDS RELEASE: WARCKON "HIGH TREASON"
Warckon originates from the region of Grammont in the province of East-Flanders, Belgium. March 20, 2014, dates the official release of their second full-length album titled "High Treason": a more fierceful, technical, brutal and varied album, on which the band further unleash their viciousness and mindblowing riffage on the underground thrash scene of today. Warckon plays Thrash Metal which definitely derives its influences from the 80's Bay Area scene: fans of the technicality of top notch bands like Megadeth, Testament and Annihilator or the attitude that defines bands like Slayer and Exodus, will surely get their kicks at a Warckon gig! The band keeps working hard to maintain the reputation they have built for themselves: skull-crushing shows that are played tight as hell while maintaining interaction with the audience.

WARCKON "High Treason" coming out on Emanes Metal Records on March 20, 2014

Visit Emanes Metal Records @ www.emanesmetalrecords.com

23-03-2014 GM PRESENTS A LIMB MUSIC RELEASE: SKYLINER "OUTSIDERS"
SKYLINER, in partnership with Limb Music, are pleased to present to the world their highly anticipated debut, "Outsiders". "Outsiders" is the first calling card of a fully realized vision from this Floridian whirlwind of classic, power, and progressive metal. In the compositions, SKYLINER throws away the life jackets, providing an emotional punch to the gut centered around personal tragedy, victory, and spiritual exploration rather than latching onto the fantasy concepts often prevalent in metal descended from the traditional style. There won't be any shelter found musically, either, as the band eschews the overproduced notion of modern metal and lets the raging riffs, fluid leads, deluge of bass, thundering drums/percussion, commanding vocals, and pulse of keyboards all flow equally together but separate, forming a unique surge of power that never leaves out the blood, rain, sweat, or tears. SKYLINER is truly a symbiosis of US and European power metal stylings, propelled by a progressive mindset. "Outsiders" will be unleashed in Europe and the digital realm on February 28th, 2014, and in North America on April 15th, 2014.

Visit the band @ www.skylinermusic.com | Visit Limb Music @ www.limb-music.com

06-02-2014 GM PRESENTS: SCYTHIA "...OF CONQUEST"
SCYTHIA's upcoming melodic, power/folk fusion record, "…Of Conquest", hits stores this month, on February 25th, 2014. The album, which also includes progressive and death metal influences, was engineered and produced by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Gloryhammer, Halcyon Way, Svarsot) at LSD Studios in Lubeck, Germany, with co-production by Shaun Thingvold (Strapping Young Lad, Lamb of God, Fear Factory). The album was mixed by Nino Laurenne (Ensiferum, Wintersun, Kiuas, Firewind) at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland. Mastering credits go to Svante Forsback (Rammstein, Firewind, Korpiklaani, Apocalyptica) at Chartmakers in Helsinki, Finland.

Visit the band @ www.scythia.ca

29-01-2014 GM PRESENTS A ROCK SAVIOUR RECORDS RELEASE: THOR "THUNDERSTRYKE II"
Fans of Metal and Hard Rock music know well, that Thor wasn't only the legendary Nordic God Of Thunder and Marvel's super hero, but also the Canadian vocalist, performer and bodybuilder. Jon Mikl Thor - as he also appeared under this name - has an impressive discography, that includes bunch of albums (incl. the legendary "Only The Strong" LP from 1985, or his classic Rock debut "Keep The Dogs Away" from 1977), singles, and various compilations and special releases.

Now the king of Muscle Rock returns with "Thunderstryker II" (part I was released by Rock Saviour Records in 2012) - a new album that includes both new and old but unreleased re-arranged tracks from the '70s and early '80s. Songs like "Megaton Man Returns", "We Live To Rock Again", "Back For Blood" or "When The Hammer Falls" surely will be well received by all fans of the classic and unique Thor style. Rock Saviour Records also released limited 7" single titled "Energy" - the title track (taken from the "Thunderstryke II" album) is coupled with two non-album tracks: "Kings Of Muscle Rock" and "Storm Warning". The EP is limited to 555 copies.

Visit ROCK SAVIOUR RECORDS @ www.iron-pegasus.com

29-01-2014 SATAN'S HOST ON THE COVER OF THE NEW THAT'S METAL MAGAZINE ISSUE
The new, 18th issue of THAT'S METAL MAGAZINE will be available on February 10, 2014.

On 96 pages you will find interviews with acts such as SATAN'S HOST (cover story), ARTIZAN, ATTIC, SACRED WARRIOR, SIGN OF THE JACKAL, DIO, BLITZKRIEG, HOCCULTA, FORTE, SPLIT HEAVEN, AXXION, HIGH TENSION, TYRANT'S REIGN, EVIL INVADERS, SATAN'S HOST, LADY BEAST, SACRAL RAGE, SACRED OATH, MORGANA, HURTFUL WITCH, HORACLE, STRYPER, HELL, PHANTOM, CLOVEN HOOF and NIGHT DEMON. Except that as always lot of reviews and other articles.

Further information and ordering: thatsmetal@gmx.de

Visit THAT'S METAL magazine @ www.facebook.com/thatsmetalmagazine


22-01-2014 TEXAS METAL VETERANS HELSTAR TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM IN APRIL
Texas based Heavy Metal veterans HELSTAR will release their new studio album, "This Wicked Nest", on April 25, 2014 via AFM Records. It will be available as CD, limited edition vinyl LP and digital download.

HELSTAR released "30 Years Of Hel", a DVD containing footage of the band's March 24, 2012 30-year-anniversary hometown show at Warehouse Live in Houston, on October 2, 2012 in North America (August 31, 2012 in Europe) via AFM Records. The DVD+2CD set includes footage of the band performing songs spanning its entire career, including material from the often-overlooked "Multiples Of Black" release. The package also features interviews with each band member, as well as with the entire group, conducted by "Robb's Metal Works" and focusing specifically on this milestone. HELSTAR released its latest album, "Glory Of Chaos", in November 2010 via Germany's AFM Records.

Visit AFM Records @ www.afm-records.de | Visit the band @ www.helstarmetal.com

20-01-2014 GM PRESENTS: STORMWARRIOR "THUNDER & STEELE"
German Speed Metallers STORMWARRIOR, will release their brand new studio album titled "Thunder & Steele" this Friday, on January 24, 2014, via Massacre Records. The effort will be available as CD, limited edition LP (with exclusive bonus track) and digital download. "Thunder & Steele" was mixed by the German Heavy Metal veteran Piet Sielck (IRON SAVIOR), who also worked with the band on their most famous album "Heading Northe" (2008), and includes 10 brand new songs. It's also the first STORMWARRIOR album feat. new member of the band, drummer Jorg Uken.

"Thunder & Steele" CD track listing: 01. Thunder & Steele, 02. Metal Avenger, 03. Sacred Blade, 04. Ironborn, 05. Steelcrusader, 06. Fyres In The Nighte, 07. Die By The Hammer, 08. Child Of Fyre, 09. One Will Survive, 10. Servants Of Metal.

Visit the band @ www.stormwarrior.de

17-01-2014 SINBREED UNVEIL "SHADOWS" COVER ARTWORK, RELEASE DATE, TRACK LISTING
German Power/Speed Metal band SINBREED - which features two BLIND GUARDIAN members - unveiled first details of their forthcoming studio album "Shadows". The album will be released via AFM RECORDS on March 28th in Europe, and on April 15th in US and Canada. In other news SINBREED also plan filming video clip that will promote the new album.

"Shadows" track listing: 01. Bleed, 02. Shadows, 03. Call To Arms, 04. Reborn, 05. Leaving The Road, 06. Far Too Long, 07. Black Death, 08. Standing Tall, 09. London Moon, 10. Broken Wings.

Visit AFM Records @ www.afm-records.de | Visit the band @ www.sinbreed.com

02-01-2014 GM PRESENTS: ARSENITE "ASHES OF THE DECLINED"
ARSENITE is a young Heavy/Thrash Metal band from Sweden, which was formed in 2009 by guitarist Simon Hagberg, and guitarist and singer Tony Classon. With no full line up the two decided to record first demo, for which they recorded own song "Liberty Is Dead" and MEGADETH and WOLF cover songs. The same year drummer Richard Fredriksson joined the band, and so next year the band entered the studio to record another demo, this time with three own songs. After few live shows the band found the bass player in Martin Giaever: with the complete line up ARSENITE recorded their debut EP titled "High Speed Thrashing Maniacs". The EP - which was released in 2011 - was produced by the WOLF frontman Niklas Stalvind, and the recording session took place in his home studio. After signing with Slipstrick Records who reissued the debut EP in digital format in 2012, the band entered recording studio to do debut fell length album, with new drummer in the ranks: Henrik Persson. After the digital release in November of 2012, the album titled "Ashes Of The Declined" got properly released in CD format in 2013. ARSENITE is currently working on the next full length album, which has been scheduled for 2014.

Visit the band @  www.facebook.com/arseniteofficial

17-12-2013 DRACENA ANNOUNCE ITS COMEBACK
The Swedish female fronted Black/Thrash Metal act DRACENA announce their return and further plans: on January 30, 2014 the band will release brand new MCD titled "Ravenous Bloodlust". The Drac Productions release will include 4 new songs, recorded at the famous Sonic Train Studios, which belong to KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy La Rocque. This will be band's first release since their full lenght album "Infernal Damnation" which was released in 2006.

The band returns with new release and new line up, and already scheduled recording of the next full length album. DRACENA is: Mia - vocals and guitars, Piet The J. - guitars, K. - bass, F. - drums.

Visit the band @ www.dracena.se

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16-12-2013 WIZARD: VOLKER LESON LEAVES, ARND RATERING STEPS IN
Official press release: "WIZARD had no line up change for the 25 years of existence, the band always been like a family... Now, with a great sadness, we need to inform you, that Volker Leson is forced to stop his activity in WIZARD due to health issues. This was already suggested during second part of the the GERMAN METAL ATTACK TOUR, on which he couldn't be present. He will remain part of the WIZARD family forever, and if his health will allow him, he will continue writing songs for the band. We also hope he will be able to return to the ranks of the band on stage within year or two. For now, we would like to introduce you our old friend Arnd Ratering - ex member of the prog band NO INNER LIMITS - as the new bass player of WIZARD. Fans already had an occasion to see him on stage during last few shows we did, and surely can agree he is technically great musician. We are looking forward to bring you more Metal, and we can't wait to play next shows for all of you! We also wish all the best to our brother Volker: may he return with health and strength!".

Current WIZARD album "Trail Of Death" was released on September 27, 2013, via Massacre Records, and is available as CD and digital download. Album's artwork has been painted by Jens Reinhold - artist known from cooperation with acts such as RUNNING WILD, SODOM or VIRGIN STEELE.

Visit the band @ www.facebook.com/wizardmetal

12-12-2013 GERMAN POWER METALLERS MESSENGER ON EUROPEAN TOUR WITH PRIMAL FEAR AND BULLET
MESSENGER on "Eagles And Lions Tour 2014" with PRIMAL FEAR & BULLET: 24.01.14 D Regensburg Airport Obertraubling + BULLET, 25.01.14 D Memmingen Kaminwerk + BULLET, 26.01.14 D Ludwigsburg Rockfabrik + BULLET, 28.01.14 D Nürnberg Hirsch + BULLET, 29.01.14 CH Pratteln Z7 + BULLET, 31.01.14 E Madrid Penelope + BULLET & U.D.O., 01.02.14 E Bilbao Santana 27 + BULLET & U.D.O., 02.02.14 E Barcelona Razzmatazz 2 + BULLET & U.D.O., 06.02.14 D Mannheim Alte Seilerei + BULLET, 07.02.14 B Vosselaar Biebob + BULLET, 08.02.14 D Bochum Matrix + BULLET, 09.02.14 D Muenchen Feierwerk + BULLET, 10.02.14 D Berlin K17 + BULLET, 12.02.14 PL Warsaw Progressja + BULLET, 13.02.14 PL Katowice Megaclub + BULLET, 14.02.14 SK Bratislava Majestic Music Club + BULLET, 15.02.14 CZ Zlin MOR Cafe + BULLET, 16.02.14 SK Kosice Collosseum + BULLET.

MESSENGER Festival Shows 2014: 11.04.14 D Oberursel Taunus Metal Festival VI, 21.06.14 B Oosthove - Wervik Skull Fest, 11.-13.09.14 D Lausitzring Hard East Festival.

Visit the band @ www.messengerband.de

28-11-2013 DANISH VIKING METALLERS HEIDRA JOIN GABRIEL MANAGEMENT ROSTER
HEIDRA was founded in Copenhagen, Denmark, during winter of 2006 by a group of musicians inspired by more melodic Metal genres. They sought to create music you do not see much in the Danish Metal scene that incorporated the harshness of Black Metal, as well as the symphonic and melodic aspects of, for example, Power Metal and Folk music.

As the band decided to take no prisoners, they chose the best ones to work with: in 2013 the band entered the famous Sonic Train Studios, owned by King Diamond guitarist Andy La Rocque, who already worked with acts such as Einherjer, Hammerfall or Falconer, and in Autumn the first official full lenght album - titled "Awaiting Dawn", has been completed and is ready for the release. Stay tuned for further news!

Visit the band @ www.facebook.com/heidraofficial

25-11-2013 JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM AND REVEAL FURTHER PLANS
Since the comeback of JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR in 2009 with the brilliant studio album called "Defiance", both band's career and Jack Starr's (ex-VIRGIN STEELE) solo career have been on the rise. In 2010 the band signed with Limb Music, a German label who promptly released next studio album "Land Of The Dead" in 2011. The album received rave reviews and is considered by many to be one of the best albums of 2011. The album featured the exact same lineup as "Defiance", including the fiery drumming of the ex-MANOWAR drummer Rhino, the spot on vocals of Todd Micheal Hall and the solid bass playing of Ned Meloni - long time member and songwriting contributor of the band - and guest appearances by Ross The Boss (ex-MANOWAR, SHAKIN' STREET, DICTATORS) and David Shankle (ex-MANOWAR, DSG). One year later, Skol Records reissued the legendary and classic second BURNING STARR album "No Turning Back!" from 1986, with brand new front cover artwork, and which is often listed as one of the very best US Power Metal albums.

The recent activities of Jack Starr also include guest solos on new album of the Australian band DRAGONSCLAW, Lebanese band ZIX where he played on a track with former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin, and various compilations including the Italian tribute album to STRANA OFFICINA, and Texas metallers' WITCHMARK debut album. Earlier in 2013 the band recorded live DVD at the KEEP IT TRUE FESTIVAL in Germany. 2013 also saw the re-release of "Out Of The Darkness", the much acclaimed solo album from 1984 that featured Jack Starr and Rhett Forrester - former singer of RIOT, and members of THE RODS and RAINBOW. Even more reissues are planned for this year: the two legendary PHANTOM LORD albums and DEVIL CHILDE mini album, that were recorded in the '80s by Jack Starr with Ned Meloni (another JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR member) and Joe Hasselvander (RAVEN, PENTAGRAM), will be reissued by Italian label Minotauro Records. In 2014 another reissue will see the light of the day: the ultra rare same titled album from 1989 (so called "The Orange Album"), will be released in CD format in its original form first time ever, with all tracks recorded during that particular session - mastered from the original tapes - and with fat booklet with many previously unseen photos.

Jack Starr and the boys have been busy, but the real news is the impending release of an all new original album scheduled for 2014 entitled "Stand Your Ground", which promises to be a fire breathing monster of an album. As Jack has said in a recent interview: "Some bands from the eighties lose steam and make albums that are less and less powerful as the years go by ". BURNING STARR does the opposite: as the years go by, our albums are getting heavier, better played and feature stronger songwriting. The band will be back in Europe in 2014 playing festivals and clubs in a full tour that promises to see BURNING STARR doing what they do best: delivering Classic US Power Metal with virtuoso playing and melodic songwriting that rocks. In closing, BURNING STARR is stronger than ever, and will have the same lineup for the next album, featuring the pillar crumbling vocals of Todd Michael Hall, the bombastic drumming of Rhino, Ned Meloni's killer bass playing, and once again Jack Starr will cement his reputation as one of Heavy Metal's most gifted guitarists and songwriters. BURNING STARR keep the Metal flame burning brighter than ever!

Visit the band @ www.facebook.com/jackstarrsburningstarr

15-11-2013 SCREAMS OF ANGELS: FREE DOWNLOAD SINGLE AVAILABLE
SCREAMS OF ANGELS debut album "Into The Warzone" has been scheduled for release on December 27, 2013, via Skol Records. The album is comprised of a collection of high-energy metal anthems such as its title track, a fast paced homage to Marvel comics “The Punisher”, the galloping epic “Cycle Of The Moon” and the snarling metal monster “Eyes Of The Serpent”. "Into The Warzone" - like all other Skol Records releases - will be distributed in North and South America via Shadow Kingdom Records. Title track is also available as a free single and can be downloaded from http://smarturl.it/SCREAMSOFANGELS

SCREAMS OF ANGELS is a new US Heavy Metal act, feat ex members of acts such as FIFTH ANGEL, HEIR APPARENT and NIGHTSHADE.

Visit Skol Records @ www.skolrecords.com

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09-11-2013 SATAN'S HOST JOINS GABRIEL MANAGEMENT ROSTER
The legendary US Heavy Metal act SATAN'S HOST from Denver, Colorado, joined the GABRIEL MANAGEMENT roster.

SATAN'S HOST, the brain child of guitar virtuoso Patrick Evil in league with vocalist Leviathan Thisiren (Harry Conklin, JAG PANZER / TITAN FORCE) released their first album "Metal From Hell" in 1986 with huge underground acclaim and cult following.

On November 19, 2013, SATAN'S HOST will release their 8th studio album "Virgin Sails", on Moribund Cult Records. The follow up to "By The Hands Of The Devil" was once again recorded at Flatline Studios with Dave Otero producing. The new album has 8 complete full tracks with two guitar interludes. SATAN'S HOST is also always developing new material for future releases and is actively keeping a presence in the Metal market and world.

Visit the band @ www.satanshost.com

08-11-2013 MIDNITE HELLION TO RELEASE "HOUR OF THE WOLF" 7" IN NOVEMBER
In November 29, 2013, the the New Jersey based female fronted "New Wave Of Traditional Heavy Metal" act MIDNITE HELLION, will release their brand new 7" single "Hour Of The Wolf" via Witches Brew Records. The limited edition release will include two songs: the title track, and "The Morrigan" on Side B. MIDNITE HELLION was formed in 2011, and "Hour Of The Wolf" will be their third release, after debut demo and EP. In 2012 MIDNITE HELLION toured the Northeastern US with PRIME EVIL, and has been featured on numerous compilations during this time, including appearances on the Ragnarokkr Metal Apocalypse and Warriors Of Metal Open Air compilations. 2014 will find MIDNITE HELLION completing writing for their full-length, which is slated to be released in the late spring/early summer. The month of April will also find MIDNITE HELLION in the Midwest, appearing at the Ragnarokkr Metal Apocalypse Festival in Chicago, alongside GRIM REAPER, HALLOWS EVE or PICTURE. MIDNITE HELLION is Heavy Metal, the way it’s meant to be: keep an eye out for MIDNITE HELLION, as they are an unstoppable force!

Visit the band @ www.midnitehellion.com

07-11-2013 GM PRESENTS SLIPTRICK RECORDS RELEASE: ETERNO "UNTIL HELL FREEZES OVER"
On November 1st, the Swedish old school Heavy Rockers ETERNO, released their debut album titled "Until Hell Freezes Over" via Sliptrick Records.

After several independent releases, the Stockholm based crew is ready to conquer international stages: It all started in 2005 with the encounter of the two forming members Roger Eriksson and Ivan Castro (originally from Peru), who shared a passion for creating music that was honest and true to the Metal roots. Some people classify the music of Eterno as heavy yet melodical, others say dark yet groovy. While the classification differs from person to person, everyone always agree on one thing - the unique sound of Eterno is highly appealing, lifting the spirits of all, regardless of individual musical influences. Eterno touches the essence of Rock 'n' Roll and Metal, combining that magical, old school feeling with modern elements thereby conjuring the powerful and ensnaring riffs and songs, which has became the trademark of the band.

Visit the band @ www.eterno.nu

06-11-2013 AUSTRIAN HEAVY METAL ACT TULSADOOM RELEASE "BARBARIAN BEER"
The Austrian "barbaric" Heavy Metal act TULSADOOM released their own BARBARIAN BEER. As the press release says: "This strong, barbarian battlebeer was brewed with an outstanding blend of ancient kinds of hop, specially harmonized by TULSADOOM guitarist Skullcrusher Volkov! Uncomparably barbaric taste, the ultimate liquor for the battlefield". "The rich taste of Barbarian Beer is multifarious as the races of Hyborea! A northern giant and a beauty of black kingdoms alike", add the guitarist. The beer bottles are available with 5 different label designs, one for each TULSADOOM member: Skullcrusher Volkov, King Totolva, Virgin Penetrator, Rick Thunder and Doktharr Radiovodnik.

The exclusive Barbarian Beer can be purchased at Tulsadoom gigs, picked up at the Tulsadoom headquarters in Vienna or ordered directly from the band, write to tulsadoom@gmx.at

TULSADOOM recently released debut full lenght album titled "Barbarian Steel" on Nihilist Empire Records, and already announced second full lenght release for 2014. Their raw "Barbaric Metal" can be described as a mixture of Heavy, Thrash and even Black Metal, influenced by acts such as VENOM, CARNIVORE, MOTORHEAD or BATHORY.

Visit the band @ www.facebook.com/Tulsadoom

31-10-2013 CRYSTAL VIPER RELEASE FREE HALLOWEEN SINGLE
Polish female-fronted heavy metal act CRYSTAL VIPER, released special free Halloween single, titled "Fight Evil With Evil". The song features the legendary American singer Harry Conklin (JAG PANZER, TITAN FORCE, SATAN'S HOST), and is coupled with an exclusive front cover artwork. The download single is available at the following location: www.afm-records.de/ftp/CRYSTAL_VIPER_-_Free_Single.zip

"Possession", the brand new studio album, will be released on December 13 via AFM Records as a CD, limited edition LP and as a digital download. Release dates of Japanese, Korean and Russian CD editions will be announced later. On "Possession" - which is once again a concept effort - CRYSTAL VIPER decided to cross the borders of traditional heavy metal, and while there are still fast and melodic songs that bring references to such classic bands as JUDAS PRIEST, BLACK SABBATH (with Ronnie James Dio) and JAG PANZER, the epic and dark parts bring comparisons to acts such as CANDLEMASS, MERCYFUL FATE and even BATHORY. While the limited vinyl LP version of "Possession" will include surprise bonus track, the regular CD version will include cover version of the RIOT classic "Thundersteel".

Visit the band @ www.crystalviper.com | Visit AFM Records @ www.afm-records.de

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27-10-2013 GABRIEL MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH HEAVY FORCES RECORDS
Out now on Heavy Forces Records:

IRON CURTAIN "Jaguar Spirit" LP. Spanish rangers strike again! Traditional Heavy Metal full of passion and power! Gatefold cover with printed inner sleeve, incl.: additional inlay card, poster, sticker and band photo. 350 copies on black vinyl and 150 copies on red vinyl with woven patch.

TYRANT "Live And Crazy" LP. The fantastic and mega rare live album of the German Metal legends available again! Recorded in 1989! Reissued with gatefold cover, poster and sticker. 350 copies on black vinyl and 150 copies on red vinyl with woven patch.

STORMWITCH "Walpurgis Night" PIC LP. The German Heavy Metal milestone from 1984, available for the first time as the Picture Disc! Reissued with a cover sleeve, incl. poster and insert card! Official re-release limited to only 333 copies!

STORMWITCH "Tales Of Terror" PIC LP. Amazing second album of the German Metal legend, available for the first time as the Picture Disc! Reissued with a cover sleeve, incl. poster and insert card! Official re-release limited to only 333 copies!

Visit Heavy Forces Records @ www.Heavy-Forces-Records.de

22-10-2013 MASTERS OF DISGUISE RELEASE "FOR NOW AND ALL TIME" VIDEO
"Back With A Vengeance", the debut album of MASTERS OF DISGUISE, new band formed by the ex-SAVAGE GRACE touring members Neudi, Kalli Coldsmith, Roger Dequis and Mario Lang, supported by Alexx Stahl - one of the most outstanding and talented vocalists on the German scene - took two years in the making, and unites the epitomes from the '80s Speed and US Metal world in a magnificent manner.

Prior to the release of "Back With A Vengeance", Limb Music will release an EP entitled "Knutson's Return" - a digital only release which will be available until 31.12.2013. The EP contains the songs "Alliance", the exlusive new recording of the SAVAGE GRACE classic "Into The Fire" as well as the song and video of "For Now And All Time (Knutson's Return)".

MASTERS OF DISGUISE "Knutson's Return" EP will be released on October 25, 2013 via Limb Music, and will be available as digital download via iTunes, Amazon, and other digital distributors.

Visit Limb Music @ www.limb-music.com
Visit the band @ www.masters-of-disguise.com

21-10-2013 SCREAMS OF ANGELS: DEBUT SINGLE AND DEBUT ALBUM COMING SOON ON SKOL RECORDS
In the midst of an extraordinary career as drummer for multiple Heavy Metal legends such as FIFTH ANGEL, HEIR APPARENT and NIGHTSHADE, Jeffrey McCormack was thrown a curveball. It was suggested that Jeffrey hum some melody lines on demo material he had been working on with Seattle guitarist Craig Church. It was immediately and overwhelmingly decided that Jeffrey would become the lead vocalist for the band. Once the material had solidified, they recruited Jeffrey's longtime friend, Kai Chinn to take over the drum duties, followed shortly after by bassist Anthony Rivera, rhythm guitarist Rollie Fisher, and former HEIR APPARENT bandmate Op Sakiya on keyboards, all veterans of the historic Seattle Heavy Metal community. Though the band seemed complete, guitarist Craig Church became increasingly busy with his other musical endeavors, including guitar duties with Pamela Moore ("Sister Mary" from QUEENSRYCHE), so he resigned his post. Enter the brilliant Alan Nesbitt on lead guitar, and the band was ready to bring its energetic brand of melodic Power Metal to the masses! SCREAMS OF ANGELS then wowed audiences with their live shows, opening for such legends as LOUDNESS, LYNCH MOB, SAXON and WHERE ANGELS SUFFER (featuring Randy Piper and Chris Holmes of W.A.S.P.), and they received worldwide acclaim through reviews of the demo recordings.

"Skol Records started as a label that would support bands and artists related to Gabriel Management. Some time later we decided to focus on reissues of forgotten and classic Heavy Metal albums from the past, as the truth is all guys from Skol Records crew are dedicated Metal fans, you know, bunch of die hard maniacs in leather, surrounded by piles of vinyl records, who wear old OMEN, MERCYFUL FATE and AGENT STEEL t-shirts. We didn't plan to sign any current bands. But after we heard SCREAMS OF ANGELS demo our jaws landed on the floor, and we had no other choice: we knew we have to sign them, or someone else will do it" says Skol Records ceo Bart Gabriel. "They are the real deal: great, strong vocals, massive riffs, and first of all good songs. It's all there" he adds.

After SCREAMS OF ANGELS signed papers with Skol Records, their debut album "Into The Warzone" has been scheduled for release on December 27, 2013. The album is comprised of a collection of high-energy metal anthems such as its title track, a fast paced homage to Marvel comics "The Punisher", the galloping epic "Cycle Of The Moon" and the snarling metal monster "Eyes Of The Serpent". "Into The Warzone" - like all other Skol Records releases - will be distributed in North and South America via Shadow Kingdom Records. Earlier, on November 15, Skol Records will release album's title track as free download single, which will be available from www.skolrecords.com and www.screamsofangels.net

21-10-2013 CRYSTAL VIPER ANNOUNCE FREE HALLOWEEN SINGLE
Polish female-fronted heavy metal act CRYSTAL VIPER, will release special Halloween single on October 31, titled "Fight Evil With Evil". The song features the legendary American singer Harry Conklin (JAG PANZER, TITAN FORCE, SATAN'S HOST), and will be coupled with an exclusive front cover artwork. The download single will be available as a free download from AFM Records website and crystalviper.com.

"Possession", the brand new studio album, will be released on December 13 via AFM Records as a CD, limited edition LP and as a digital download. Release dates of Japanese, Korean and Russian CD editions will be announced later. On "Possession" - which is once again a concept effort, and which was once again produced by Bart Gabriel (SACRED STEEL, SABATON, BURNING STARR, MORTICIAN) - CRYSTAL VIPER decided to cross the borders of traditional heavy metal, and while there are still fast and melodic songs that bring references to such classic bands as JUDAS PRIEST, BLACK SABBATH (with Ronnie James Dio) and JAG PANZER, the epic and dark parts bring comparisons to acts such as CANDLEMASS, MERCYFUL FATE and even BATHORY.

Visit the band @ www.crystalviper.com
Visit AFM Records @ www.afm-records.de

19-10-2013 GM PRESENTS LIMB MUSIC RELEASE: JACK STARR FEAT. RHETT FORRESTER "OUT OF THE DARKNESS"
When guitarist Jack Starr left his band VIRGIN STEELE in 1983 it was a shock for everyone, including fans and the press. VIRGIN STEELE had just released "Guardians Of The Flame" - a masterpiece of American Heavy Metal. But Starr did not want to follow the current keyboard-onerous trend and after his departure he began looking around for suitable musicians for his first solo album which was to comprise more of his preferred heavy, guitar-based music. When "Out Of The Darkness" was released in 1984, it could not be predicted how much influence this album would have on the US dominated Heavy Metal scene. In the international Heavy Metal bible of the eighties, the legendary Metal Forces magazine, "Out Of The Darkness" was listed as one of the most important Heavy Metal albums of 1984. Kerrang! (issue 18, 1984) placed it amongst the "20 Fave LPs Of The Year" and in the Japanese Burrn! magazine the album was in 12th place of the Import Disc charts for many weeks. "Out Of The Darkness" is now to be released as a high quality, remastered re-release and enhanced with bonus tracks.

"Out Of The Darkness" CD reissue will be available on November 8, 2013, via Limb Music.

Visit Limb Music @ www.limb-music.com

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17-10-2013 MASTERS OF DISGUISE "KNUTSON'S RETURN" EP OUT NEXT WEEK
"Back With A Vengeance", the debut album of MASTERS OF DISGUISE, new band formed by the ex-SAVAGE GRACE touring members Neudi, Kalli Coldsmith, Roger Dequis and Mario Lang, supported by Alexx Stahl - one of the most outstanding and talented vocalists on the German scene - took two years in the making, and unites the epitomes from the '80s Speed and US Metal world in a magnificent manner. Prior to the release of "Back With A Vengeance", Limb Music will release an EP entitled "Knutson's Return" - a digital only release which will be available until 31.12.2013. The EP contains the songs "Alliance", the exlusive new recording of the SAVAGE GRACE classic "Into The Fire" as well as the song and video of "For Now And All Time (Knutson's Return)".

MASTERS OF DISGUISE "Knutson's Return" EP will be released on October 25, 2013 via Limb Music, and will be available as digital download via iTunes, Amazon, and other digital distributors.

Visit Limb Music @ www.limb-music.com
Visit the band @ www.masters-of-disguise.com

09-10-2013 GM PRESENTS LIMB MUSIC RELEASE: ASCENSION "FAR BEYOND THE STARS"
Aberdeen, at the foot of the Scottish Highlands, is not exactly an ideal place to form a Metal band. The somewhat remote town has a provincial character and in the annals of the rock world has produced nothing of note. So when a Metal band emerges from the town, that alone should be enough to sit up and take notice, but when that group leans towards the sound and styles of bands such as Gamma Ray, Helloween, Hammerfall and Dragonforce, then it's time to look and listen with even more interest. With "Far Beyond The Stars" the Scots deliver a pure heavy metal album, with stress laid on twin-barrel riffs, a beating pace and ass-kicking vocals. The sound is not padded out with keyboards but stands proud and unique thanks to the somewhat raw, combined guitar power of the Stuart Docherty/Fraser Edwards duo, which often reminds one of their copatriots, Dragonforce. The technical standard of the five Scots is enormous, especially in view of the speed of their playing. The songs are varied and fast but in no way do they make the listener think "heard this before". "Far Beyond The Stars" is an excellent album which fans of fast, high standard metal can put on their shopping list without thinking twice.

ASCENSION "Far Beyond The Stars" will be released via Limb Music on October 18, 2013

Visit Limb Music @ www.limb-music.com

08-10-2013 CRYSTAL VIPER REVEAL NEW ALBUM ARTWORK
"Possession", brand new studio album of the Polish female fronted Heavy Metal act Crystal Viper, will be released on Friday 13, December 2013, via AFM Records, as CD, limited edition LP and digital download. Its front cover artwork can be seen below. The picture has been painted by Michal Oracz - most famous Polish author of RPG and board games (incl. the world bestseller Neuroshima) - and includes many impressive details which will be noticed by fans after listening to the album, as "Possession" is again concept effort.

On "Possession" - which again has been produced by Bart Gabriel (Sacred Steel, Sabaton, Burning Starr, Mortician) - the band decided to cross the borders of Traditional Heavy Metal, and while the fast and melodic songs bring references to such classic bands as Judas Priest, Black Sabbath with Ronnie James Dio or Jag Panzer, the epic and dark parts bring comparisons to acts such as Candlemass, Mercyful Fate or even Bathory. The band again invited members of other bands to sing guest parts on new album: in the song "Fight Evil With Evil" we can hear the legendary American singer Harry Conklin (Jag Panzer, Titan Force, Satan's Host), while in "Julia Is Possessed" we can hear growling voice of Sataniac, vocalist of the German Black/Thrash Metal act Desaster.

Visit CRYSTAL VIPER @ www.facebook.com/crystalviperofficial

02-10-2013 GM PRESENTS EMANES METAL RECORDS RELEASE: THRASHBACK "POSSESSED BY THRASH"
thrashback.png (92042 bytes)Thrashback is an old school Thrash Metal act, formed in 2012 by 3 ex members of the Evil One band. After 15 years, 2 albums, and more than 250 gigs played in whole Europe, Evil One stopped their activity because of too many line up problems. The 3 survivors: Speed (drums, vocals), Freddy (guitar) and Le Gorg (Bass), decided to continue the adventure with more aggressive music: harder, faster, and louder. With no more Traditional Heavy metal influences, Thrashback plays an old school Thrash Metal, in its purest, direct form. Their first album "Possessed By Thrash", recorded and mixed by Marc Varez (Vulcain) and mastered by Jeff Waters (Annihilator), will hit the streets on November 1st, 2013, and will be available as CD, limited edition LP and tape.

Visit Emanes Metal Records @ www.emanesmetalrecords.com

01-10-2013 GERMAN POWER METAL ACT MESSENGER JOINS GM ROSTER
Germany is known as the homeland of Power Metal, and Messenger seems to be one of the strongest young bands out there. With their last album "See You In Hell" (Massacre Records) Messenger were able to expand their status as bearers of hope in the range of Traditional Metal and convinced their fans all over Europe of the qualities of their genuine, honest and energetic stage shows.

On their current album "Starwolf - Pt.I: The MessengeRs" they move into new horizons - into the infinities of the universe to be precise. In association with the novelist Victor L. Pax, Messenger will play the central characters of a science fiction novel which has specially been created for the band with the name: "Sternenwolf - Die Boten" ("Starwolf - The MessengeRs"). The artwork is a contribution from the illustrator Wiebke Scholz, who has established her reputation in the fantasy and games scene. As for the musical development, the guys from Saarland stepped up their game sticking to their style, though: thrilling riffs, bombastic choirs, catchy melodies, virtuous guitar play and the variable four-octave-voice of the lead vocalist, which will blow metalheads' minds! Fasten your seatbelts for the trip with the MESSENGER space pirates!

Visit the band @ www.messengerband.de

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17-09-2013 GM PRESENTS: CRITICAL SOLUTION "EVIL NEVER DIES"

Critical Solution are young Norwegian Thrash Metal band. Their debut demo EP was released in 2011, and now the band strikes back with their debut full album titled "Evil Never Dies". The album includes 11 original songs, and 3 cover versions of classic Deep Purple, Metallica and Motorhead songs, recorded with guest appearance of Andy La Rocque (King Diamond) and Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe). "Evil Never Dies" was recorded at the famous Sonic Train Studios in Varberg, Sweden, and was produced and mixed by the Grammy-nominated King Diamond guitarist Andy La Rocque.

More information: www.facebook.com/CriticalSolution

12-09-2013 CRYSTAL VIPER REVEALS FIRST DETAILS OF THE NEW ALBUM
Polish female fronted heavy metal act CRYSTAL VIPER finished recording session of their fifth studio album, "Possession", for a December 13 release via AFM Records. The concept effort will be available as CD, limited-edition LP and digital download. The CD and LP editions will include alternate bonus tracks: CD version will include cover version of the RIOT classic "Thundersteel", while the LP will include special surprise track.

In other news, CRYSTAL VIPER will play two live shows in Germany as the special guest of the U.S. epic metal legends MANILLA ROAD: on September 25 in Russelsheim and on September 26 in Ludwigsburg.

Visit CRYSTAL VIPER @ www.facebook.com/crystalviperofficial

28-08-2013 BRAND NEW WIZARD SONG AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING
German True Metallers WIZARD posted online brand new song titled "Angel Of Death", taken from their forthcoming studio album "Trail Of Death". Song can be streamed on band's official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WizardMetal

"Trail Of Death" will be released on September 27, 2013 via Massacre Records, and will be available as CD and digital download. Album's artwork has been painted by Jens Reinhold - artist known from cooperation with acts such as RUNNING WILD, SODOM or VIRGIN STEELE.

27-08-2013 TULSADOOM JOINS GM ROSTER
TULSADOOM is a new name in the Metal world, but without a doubt there will be loud around them very soon! The Austrian horde recently released debut full lenght album titled "Barbarian Steel" - but they are already working on the second one. Fans of raw Metal and acts such as VENOM, CARNIVORE, BATHORY or MOTORHEAD should definitelly keep an eye (and ear) on them, as they take no prisoners: they are loud, proud, evil and wild!

Visit the band @ www.facebook.com/Tulsadoom

03-08-2013 SKOL RECORDS SIGNS EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION DEAL FOR NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA
We are extremely happy and proud to announce an exclusive partnership between Skol Records and Shadow Kingdom Records from United States. We believe that this label need no introduction, as they managed to release bunch of absolutely amazing albums in the last few years, and are known to all serious Heavy Metal fans around the globe. From now on, all distributors and stores in North and South America will flow through Shadow Kingdom Records. So if you're interested in stocking Skol Records, please get in touch with them. The prices will be very similar to buying direct from Skol, and of course you'll save a bunch on postage. If you're a retail customer, you can of course purchase retail from the their webshop @ store.shadowkingdomrecords.com.

Skol Records is also a division of Gabriel Media, and so far released albums of acts such as: DAMMAJ, JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR, ROBESPIERRE, TAIST OF IRON, NITRO, CROWHAVEN, SALEM'S LAW and others, and the well received ANVIL and METALUCIFER tribute albums.

Visit Skol Records @ www.skolrecords.com
Visit Shadow Kingdom Records @ www.shadowkingdomrecords.com

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23-07-2013 GM PRESENTS HIGH ROLLER RECORDS RELEASE: LEGEND "THE DARK PLACE"
LEGEND from the British Channel Island Jersey is one of the most innovative bands of the glorious New Wave Of British Heavy Metal period. Pete Haworth (guitar) formed the group way back in the summer of 1980. Along with similar acts such as SHIVA, OMEGA or BLEAK HOUSE, Jersey's LEGEND plays a progressive yet very heavy style of Metal.

Not being able to secure a record deal Mike Lezala (vocals), Marco Morosino (guitar), Eggy Aubert (bass), Dave Whitley (drums) and the mentioned Peter Haworth formed their own label Workshop Records and issued three very collectible records: "Legend" (1981), "Death In The Nursery" (1982) and a limited edition 12" EP including four tracks (1982). By 1984, however, they had called it quits after a final live appearance at London's legendary Marquee club, where a pretty well-known musician was in attendance. Pete Haworth recalls: "We didn't play very well, however, Lemmy did buy a copy of "Death In The Nursery" and asked me to sign it. Then he took me and my brother Neil to some club in Soho and I can't remember much after that!".

In 1998, a compilation entitled "Retroshock 1981-1984" was issued on CD. This rekindled the interest in LEGEND and the band reformed to release their fantastic "Still Screaming" record in 2003 (the album was later re-issued on vinyl via High Roller Records with new artwork).

"The Dark Place" is the band's fourth full-length album and does feature some of their best ever material. Songs such as "Halls Of The Dead" or "Burn With Your Demons" do sound surprisingly contemporary without LEGEND turning their backs on the classic NWoBHM style. The record includes a new recording of "Taste Of Life" (from the debut album) as well as an alternative take on "Questions And Answers" (originally off their 1983 demo tape).

LEGEND "The Dark Place" will be released via High Roller Records on LP on August 30, 2013

Visit High Roller Records @ www.hrrecords.de and www.facebook.com/hrrecords

23-07-2013 GM PRESENTS HIGH ROLLER RECORDS RELEASE: VOLTURE "ON THE EDGE"
VOLTURE is the brainchild of bassist Ryan Waste (known for his work with MUNICIPAL WASTE) and guitarist Nick Poulus (an ex-member of CANNABIS CORPSE). Both got together to form the band in Richmond VA in November 2008. The song writing leaned towards traditional Euro/US Metal and the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. The two friends were joined by drummer Barry Cover and vocalist Brent Hubbard (who was later replaced by Jack Bauer). The band's debut mini album "Shocking Its Prey" was issued in early 2010. Quickly after its release Dave Boyd of TWISTED TOWER DIRE fame joined as a second guitarist. The "Rulebreaker" 7" single (plus video clip) followed in 2011 (including a brilliant cover version of GOTHAM CITY's "Killer Angels" on the flipside of the vinyl). VOLTUREcontinued to tour the United States and Canada throughout 2010/2011.

In 2012, VOLTURE appeared at the prestigious Keep It True festival. Shortly thereafter the band inked a deal with High Roller Records. The result is the full-length debut album entitled "On The Edge", containing nine highly energetic traditional heavy metal anthems - from "Ride The Nite" all the way through to "Rock You Hard". ""On The Edge" is the total heavy metal package," comments Ryan Waste. "In comparison to the mini-album and the single the themes are a little more involved and the song writing has gotten a bit more complex. Although we never want to stray too far away from our original direction, I think it's important to grow. We will always play traditional heavy metal and that will never change!".

VOLTURE "On The Edge" will be released via High Roller Records on CD and LP on September 13, 2013.Visit High Roller Records @ www.hrrecords.de and www.facebook.com/hrrecords

23-07-2013 GM PRESENTS HIGH ROLLER RECORDS RELEASE: PROTECTOR "REANIMATED HOMUNCULUS"
One thing is crystal clear: PROTECTOR from Wolfsburg, Germany, are one of those bands that never really got the attention they deserved. With a sound uncompromising and aggressive like burning sulphur, they should have been ranked among the bigger names in German Thrash. Sure, any thrasher worth his salt heard about "Protector Of Death", "Misanthropy", "Golem" and "Urm The Mad", but still, PROTECTOR never really grew beyond their underground status before they disbanded in 2003.

Now they are back, with original singer Martin Missy doing the vocal duties again. Apart from Martin, the new PROTECTOR consist of Mathias Johansson (bass), Carl-Gustav Karlsson (drums) and Michael Carlsson (guitars). These Swedish chaps know exactly what they are doing, having played together as "Martin Missy and The Protectors" since 2006.

The resurrection of PROTECTOR began in 2011 with a demo and a split single, and now the time has come for a new full-length album. On "Reanimated Homunculus", the band returns to its roots in the early eighties, turning away from the deathier path they used to walk in the nineties. Missy reveals some more details: "It will be a mix of brand new songs, including the first two songs I have ever written for PROTECTOR, and some songs that have already been released on the demo and the split between 2011 and 2012, and an old PROTECTOR song from 2000 that we have made our own version of. We've tried to keep it old school, to keep the raw feeling of the songs. We wanted an 80's thrash metal sound, and I hope we have succeeded with that.". Have they? You be the judge!

PROTECTOR "Reanimated Homunculus" will be released via High Roller Records on CD and LP on September 13, 2013.

Visit High Roller Records @ www.hrrecords.de and www.facebook.com/hrrecords

21-07-2013 CRYSTAL VIPER TO BE SPECIAL GUEST OF MANILLA ROAD ON TWO GERMAN SHOWS
Polish female fronted Heavy Metal act CRYSTAL VIPER, will be special guest of the US Epic Metal legends MANILLA ROAD on their two German shows: 25-09-2013 at Das Rind in Russelsheim, and 26-09-2013 at Rockfabrik in Ludwigsburg. Also on the bill are MASTERS OF DISGUISE - new band featuring memebrs of the SAVAGE GRACE comeback line up from 2010 and ROXXCALIBUR.

Earlier this year, Marta Gabriel of CRYSTAL VIPER joined MANILLA ROAD on stage at the Metal Assault festival in Würzburg, Germany, to perform the song "Flaming Metal Systems". It's also worth mentioning that CRYSTAL VIPER recorded a cover version of "Flaming Metal Systems" for "The Riddle Masters - A Tribute To Manilla Road" album, which was released in 2008. The new MANILLA ROAD album, "Mysterium", was released on February 2, 2013, via Zyx Music (CD) and High Roller Records (LP), and is the the first MANILLA ROAD album recorded with new drummer Neudi. A limited digipak version of the album includes a bonus DVD with full MANILLA ROAD live show recorded at the Hammer Of Doom festival in 2011.

CRYSTAL VIPER's current album, "Crimen Excepta", was released in April 2012 via AFM Records. The concept effort about holy inquisition, black magic and witches, where fiction is mixed with historical facts, was produced by Bart Gabriel (SACRED STEEL, JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR). "Crimen Excepta" features two special guests: David Bower, vocalist of HELL, appears in the title track, while VADER mainman Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek can be heard in the cover version of the classic VADER song "Tyrani Piekiel", which is available as the bonus track on the first, limited edition of the album. New, fifth CRYSTAL VIPER studio album has been scheduled for release on Friday 13, December 2013.

Visit MANILLA ROAD @ www.facebook.com/manillaroadofficial
Visit CRYSTAL VIPER @ www.facebook.com/crystalviperofficial
Visit MASTERS OF DISGUISE @ www.facebook.com/mastersofdisguise

05-07-2013 WIZARD REVEAL NEW ALBUM'S COVER ARTWORK
German True Metallers WIZARD revealed front cover artwork of their forthcoming, 10th studio album titled "Trail Of Death". The artwork has been painted by Jens Reinhold - artist known from cooperation with acts such as RUNNING WILD, SODOM or VIRGIN STEELE.

"Trail Of Death" will be released on September 27, 2013 via Massacre Records, and will be available as CD, limited edition LP and digital download.

Visit the band @ www.facebook.com/WizardMetal

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19-06-2013 CRYSTAL VIPER INVITES ALL THEIR FANS TO BE SPECIAL GUESTS ON THEIR NEXT ALBUM
Polish female fronted Heavy Metal act CRYSTAL VIPER, is recently working on their next, fifth studio album which will have its premiere on Friday 13, December 2013, and which will be released via AFM Records.

This time the band prepared unique, and one of a kind surprise for their fans: everyone can be special guest on the new CRYSTAL VIPER album! "It seems people really enjoy concept albums we do, so our next release will be concept album as well, but even more twisted you all can imagine... Inviting special guests that were recording with us is already kind of tradition for CRYSTAL VIPER, but this time we decided to go one step further, and we decided to invite people who are most important for us, people who give us energy and strenght to continue: our fans!" says vocalist and guitarist Marta Gabriel, who is again author of the whole material. "Here's the deal: we want to have YOUR scream on the next CRYSTAL VIPER album! How to do it? Simply record yourself screaming: use your Iphone, smartphone, computer, or any other recording device you can find, and send mp3 or wav file with the recording to mail@skolrecords.com - just type "CRYSTAL VIPER SCREAM" in the subject line - and don't forget to tell us your full name, as you will be listed in the booklet of the next CRYSTAL VIPER album as a special guest!" she adds. Fans can submit their recordings until August 15, 2013.

In other news, CRYSTAL VIPER recently published video clip with footage from their last live show in Szczecin, Poland, which can be seen here:

WANNA BE SPECIAL GUEST ON THE NEXT CRYSTAL VIPER ALBUM?!

1. Record your scream with any recording device you can find!
2. Send mp3 or wav file to mail@skolrecords.com - write "CRYSTAL VIPER SCREAM" in the subject line!
3. Don't forget to write your name in the email: you will be listed as special guest in the album booklet!
4. Sending the recording is equal with permission for using it by CRYSTAL VIPER!
5. Deadline for submitting the recordings is August 15, 2013.

More about the band: www.facebook.com/crystalviperofficial

08-06-2013 THUNDER AND LIGHTNING LAUNCH CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN
The German Heavy Metal act THUNDER AND LIGHTNING started their crowdfunding campaign, to raise funds for the manufacturing of their new album "In Charge Of The Scythe", which will be released on August 23, 2013. Fans can spend an amount of their choice to support the project, and in return the band has set up several rewards on their crowdfunding page @ www.startnext.de/en/tnl-album-2013 including the new album (which fans can receive one month before the actual release date) or an exclusive personalized t-shirt.

Do you like your Heavy Metal to have screaming but melodic vocals, tons of riffs, delicate solos and pounding drums? These are trademarks of THUNDER AND LIGHTNING - their brand new, fouth studio release "In Charge Of The Scythe" is a twisted concept album about Mary, a girl who kills... The Grim Reaper, and takes over his duties. The album will with no doubt satisfy the most demanding fans of high quality Heavy Metal - if you like bands such as Dream Evil, Gamma Ray or Rage, then you will love this German act!

Visit the band: www.facebook.com/tnlmetal
The crowdfunding page: www.startnext.de/en/tnl-album-2013

05-06-2013 STORMZONE "THREE KINGS" COMING SOON ON METAL NATION LTD.
Newly signed to United Kingdom record label Metal Nation Ltd., Stormzone will release their 4th album, "Three Kings" in July 2013. Formed in 2006 Stormzone originally signed to UK Hard Rock label Escape Music. 2007 saw this company release the band's debut album "Caught In The Act'" in Europe where it's impact gained the band attention in Japan and the debut album saw a release there shortly afterwards. Over the next few years Stormzone concentrated on extensive touring and supported bands such as Y&T, Tesla, Stryper, Saxon, Cinderella, LA Guns, Winger and White Lion as well as securing great positions at festivals in Europe including Wacken Open Air, Sweden Rock, Lorca Rock in Spain and Headbangers Open Air amongst others. Developing a heavier sound over these years the writing culminated in the creation of their second album, 'Death Dealer', which was released by German metal label SPV/Steamhammer. This album was produced by the legendary Neal Kaye, the man widely regarded as the person who discovered Iron Maiden.

The live work continued in support of this new album and while touring with Tesla in the UK the band came to the attention of head of Metal Nation Ltd. Jess Cox. Jess was the original singer in NWOBHM band Tygers Of Pan Tang and he formed a lasting bond with the band which was to see him eventually become their manager. Jess secured a deal with SPV for the band's 3rd album, "Zero To Rage" and this was released throughout Europe to great reviews in 2011.

And so to album number four for this Irish metal five-piece, free of all contracts in 2013 the band wrote and recorded 'Three Kings' and with regards to which label was going to release it there was no doubt in the minds of Stormzone as to who that was going to be. Seeing as the band had just signed a management deal with Steve Simms at Blink Music Management as that company were based in Belfast this allowed Jess Cox to sign the band to his Metal Nation label to maintain the relationship he had built with them and now he could put all his efforts into promoting Stormzone and 'Three Kings' as head of their record label. Jess and the band met at the Metal Assault festival in Germany earlier in 2013 and agreed that there would be no better label than Metal Nation to have the best interests of Stormzone at heart, a great relationship had already been formed and the legacy of Jess and the label in the world of the NWOBHM was important to the everyone's decision to sign the five year three album deal he offered them.

Visit Stormzone @ www.facebook.com/stormzoneuk

01-06-2013 GM PRESENTS SPREAD THE METAL RECORDS RELEASE: SANKTUARY "SOMETHING FIERCE"
Travelling from Yukon to Nova Scotia may just be the greatest – in scale and awesomeness – trip any Canadian could ever imagine undertaking in their home country and yet, for Sanktuary, one of legendary extreme metal label Spread the Metal Records’ latest additions, it was all just part of their musical journey. Spawning from high school friendship and growing into something much more epic, Sanktuary kicked things off with two back-to-back EPs – 2009's self-titled release and 2010's "Black Magic Brew" – and soon followed that up with a massive move from Whitehorse, Yukon to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

After touring the country following their epic relocation and being faced with a major blow in Toronto that saw their van and nearly all their gear get stolen, Sanktuary turned things around with a third EP in 2011, "Tundrastruck," (a 3 way split with Black Moor and Metallian) and signing with Spread The Metal Records in 2012, which sent them all the way back to Whitehorse to begin recording their soon to be released debut full-length album, "Something Fierce" out this summer 2013. Sanktuary plays high octane Thrashing Heavy Metal - if you like acts such as 3 Inches Of Blood, Evile or Cauldron, old legendary cult bands such as Annihilator or Exciter, then make sure you will check them out!

SANKTUARY "Something Fierce" will be released via Spread The Metal Records on July 2, 2013

Visit Spread The Metal Records @ www.spreadthemetal.com
Visit Sanktuary @ www.facebook.com/sanktuarymetal

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