|19-12-2014 SAD IRON TO REISSUE DEBUT ALBUM VIA SKOL RECORDS
Classic Dutch Heavy Metal act SAD IRON, will reissue their debut album "Total Damnation" from 1983, via Skol Records. It will be first official reissue of this album: CD will include all 7 songs from the original album mastered from the original tapes, 2 bonus tracks recorded live in 1982, and 2 bonus tracks taken from "The Antichrist" demo from 1984. Package will also include original album artwork, and thick booklet with all lyrics and previously unseen band photos. CD will be available at the end of March 2015, and will be limited to only 1000 copies.
SAD IRON was founded in 1980 in Hoorn, Holland, and "Total Damnation" is their only one official full length release. In 1984 the band recorded second album titled "The Antichrist", but as the label that was going to release went bankrupt, and the original master tapes got lost, it was never officially released. In April of 2015 SAD IRON will appear at the Very 'Eavy Festival in Stadskanaal, Holland, headlined by two NWoBHM cult acts: RAVEN and SATAN, and which will also host legendary acts such as TOKYO BLADE, SACRED STEEL, TYSONDOG, ELISE, EAR DANGER, and newcomers NIGHT DEMON and AIR RAID.
Visit Skol Records: www.facebook.com/skolrecords
|04-12-2014 GM PRESENTS NEW SKOL RECORDS RELEASE: TYGERS OF PAN TANG
"TYGERS SESSIONS: THE FIRST WAVE"
he New Wave Of British Heavy Metal pioneers TYGERS OF PAN TANG, will release a special Limited Edition album titled "Tygers Sessions: The First Wave" via Skol Records. The CD will be limited to only 1000 copies, and will include 11 classic songs of the band, re-recorded for the anniversary EP releases "The Spellbound Sessions" and "The Wildcat Sessions", which were originally available through the band's fan-club and website only, and quickly sold out. The "Tygers Sessions: The First Wave" CD will be released on February 28, 2015, and will include thick booklet with lyrics, liner notes, and lot of previously unseen pictures.
|01-12-2014 GM PRESENTS NEW SKOL RECORDS RELEASE: QUARTZ "TOO
HOT TO HANDLE"
Originating from the Heavy Metal city of Birmingham, England, QUARTZ date back to 1974, and were considered to be at the forefront of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal boom. "Too Hot To Handle" can be considered as a complete unreleased album from back in the day, as it's a collection of 16 previously unreleased songs recorded between 1981 and 1982. Some of those tracks were re-recorded in different versions for the "Against All Odd's" album (1983), and some of them see the light of the day for the first time ever. One thing is sure: "Too Hot To Handle" is a solid piece of New Wave Of British Heavy Metal history, and history of Heavy Metal in general, because of the band's connection with the legendary BLACK SABBATH.
QUARTZ "Too Hot To Handle" CD will be released
on January 31, 2015. Pre-order: http://bit.ly/QUARTZpreorder
|25-11-2014 GM PRESENTS NEW ROCKSECTOR RECORDS RELEASE: SECRET RULE
Resonating with the dramatic and poetic backdrop of their home city of Rome, Secret Rule have created a fitting masterpiece of progressive rock, with inspirations taken from the worlds of power metal, goth and pop, with acoustic and electronic inserts, plus insanely catchy and memorable melodies. The album "Transposed Emotions" will be released on February 16, 2015, and the first video and free single is available now: the melodic and captivating "True Friend".
Formed at the beginning of 2014, the band is fronted by the powerful and crystal clear vocals of Angela Di Vincenzo (Kyla Moyl, and most recently a guest with Kaledon), masterminded by lead guitarist Andy Menario (Martiria) who has worked with a host of luminaries including Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio), Jeff Pilson (Dokken, Foreigner), and Carlos Cavazo (Quiet Riot). The line-up is completed most excellently by bassist Michele Raspanti (Graal) and drummer Ruben Ramirez (Myr).
|07-11-2014 GM PRESENTS NEW ROCKSECTOR RECORDS RELEASE: AVENGER
"THE SLAUGHTER NEVER STOPS"
NWOBHM heroes Avenger will release their brand new album "The Slaughter Never Stops" on Rocksector Records on December 1st, 2014, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the band's iconic debut album "Bloodsports". The new album includes 10 brand new songs plus a cover of Iron Maiden's "Killers", with artwork provided by guitarist Liam Thompson which includes references to the band's earlier records which will no doubt prove popular with fans. This eagerly-awaited new material recorded at BLAST Studios (Newcastle) and Leather Bear Studios (Sunderland) and produced by Dean Thompson sounds fresh and exciting, whilst without question retaining its' roots in 1980s NWOBHM. The song "Fate" has been available as an album teaser for free download for several months now, whilst from now a second song "In Arcadia Go" is also available as a free download at the Rocksector Records Soundcloud page: soundcloud.com/rocksector/avenger-in-arcadia-go. "The Slaughter Never Stops" is available now for pre-order as a special limited edition fanpack including: CD, poster, "Bloodsports" 30th Anniversary postcards, custom guitar pick & patch. See the Rocksector Records website www.rocksector.com for more details.
|06-11-2014 SATAN'S HOST TO RELEASE NEW DOUBLE ALBUM IN JANUARY
At long last, the wait is over: Satan's Host deliver their masterwork with "Pre-dating God" Parts 1 & 2! Both albums will be released simultaneously by Moribund Records on January 19th, 2015 in Europe/UK and January 20th, 2015 in North America. Striking while the iron's hot after 2013's critically acclaimed "Virgin Sails", the two-disc "Pre-dating God" sees Satan's Host going from strength to strength, creating epic 'n' dynamic HEAVY METAL anthems that immediately stick in the brain. With a storied history that spans five decades, Patrick Evil's devilish warriors here bring together their two distinct periods - the traditional/true metal of their early work, and the blasting black metal of their middle period - and tastefully modernize it into a sound that is totally all their own. With Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin delivering his best vocal performance ever, right now, no one's able to touch Satan's Host for sheer mastery and uniqueness: Pre-dating god Parts 1 & 2 will soon be a metal classic for time eternal! Recorded between July and September this year at Flatline Audio and produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Dave Otero, both parts of Satan's Host's "Pre-dating God" feature artwork by the legendary Joe Petagno.
"Pre-dating god Part 1" tracklisting: 1. Hell's Disciples, 2. Embers Of Will, 3. Valley Of Blood, 4. Pre-dating God, 5. Greed, Lust, Hate, War, 6. After The End, 7. See You In Hell (bonus track - Grim Reaper cover).
"Pre-dating god Part 2" tracklisting: 1. Fanning The Flames Of Hell, 2. Soul Wrent, 3. Lady N' The Snake, 4. As The Dead, They Sleep, 5. Descending In The Shadow Of Osiris, 6. Reprise: Pre-dating God (bonus track - Classic Metal Re-Mix)
Drummer Anthony Lopez reports the following regarding "Pre-dating God" Parts 1 & 2: "We are really happy with these new albums. We put a lot of hard work into this project - the outcome became more than what we anticipated, and we really hope to take things to a whole new level in the metal industry with the presence of Satan's Host. Our goal is to always push the envelope and explore new territory musically and lyrically. Harry is singing more powerful today than he ever has. Patrick is just a master of riffs and song structures, and he is always coming up with phenomenal material - the man never stops. And for me, well, I'm just having a blast making records and jamming with my metal brothers. We really hope that the fans enjoy this effort, because there is more coming in future!"
FORCE REVEAL DETAILS OF THE "FORCE OF THE TITAN" ALBUM
Cult U.S. Heavy Metal act TITAN FORCE has inked a deal with Skol Records. The band's first release for the label will be "Force Of The Titan", a collection of 12 previously unreleased studio tracks recorded in the '80s: the complete demo from 1985 - recorded when the band was using the TITAN name, featuring John Flores on vocals - and eight classic tracks from the first two TITAN FORCE albums in alternate and previously unreleased demo versions, with Harry Conklin (JAG PANZER, SATAN'S HOST) on vocals.
"Force Of The Titan" cover artwork was painted by Dimitar Nikolov. The compilation will have its premiere on November 28, 2014, and will include following tracks (all previously unreleased), from Titan Demo 1985: 1. Too Late, 2. No One Wins, 3. Tomorrow / Today, 4. Fist To The Sky. Titan Force Demo 1987: 5. Master Of Disguise, 6. Fool On The Run, 7. Wings Of Rage, 8. Will O' The Wisp, 9. Toll Of Pain. Titan Force Demo 1990: 10. One And All, 11. Fields Of Valor, 12. Dream Escape.
|31-10-2014 GM PRESENTS NEW MINOTAURO RECORDS RELEASE: ZERO DOWN
"NO LIMIT TO THE EVIL"
Formed in 2002, Zero Down consists of five veteran musicians from the Seattle Metal/Punk Rock scene that cast iron 70's Arena Rock and NWOBHM guitar riffs with hardcore punk intensity. Zero Down has shared the stage with a variety of national acts including UFO, Motley Crue, Diamond Head, Y&T, Accept, and many more over the years, and are ready to unleash their new CD "No Limit To The Evil", which will be released at the end of November 2014 via Minotauro Records, and which includes artwork by the master of Metal art, Ed Repka (Megadeth, 3 Inches of Blood, Death, Misfits, etc). Their new opus screams 80’s Metal in the Accept/Judas Priest/Maiden/Scorpions tradition.
|31-10-2014 GM PRESENTS NEW MINOTAURO RECORDS RELEASE: SUPER MASSIVE
BLACK HOLES "CALCULATIONS OF THE ANCIENTS"
Super Massive Black Holes was formed in mid-2010, after Denver Bergreen (guitar), freshly in need of a band, decided to start a casual play-anything”project with his good friend Jake Reimer (guitar). Shortly thereafter, Denver had a chance encounter with Clay Steadman (drums), and he was snapped up and added to the roster. Then the last piece was acquired and Tristan Peterson (bass) completed the lineup.
Recently, the band has been consistently writing, recording and performing. Late 2012 saw the release of a 4-track EP, and several opportunities for shows and festivals the next year, including Calgary Metalfest, with headliners Skeletonwitch, Intronaut, and Scale The Summit. The winter of 2013/2014 was spent creating and finishing the band's first full-length effort "Calculations Of The Ancients". The record features 9 tracks packed with powerful grooves and spiraling melodies, and is unashamed to venture between many musical styles. Lyrically, the album contains concepts based on scientific principles, wrapped in metaphors from human experiences.
More information: www.minotaurorecords.com
|25-10-2014 SATAN, STORMWITCH, EXXPLORER, TYRANT AND NIGHT DEMON
CONFIRMEDFOR METAL ASSAULT FESTIVAL V
Classic US Heavy Metal act EXXPLORER will celebrate 30th anniversary of the "Symphonies Of Steel" album, live on stage in its original line up. The band will appear on the METAL ASSAULT FESTIVAL, scheduled for January 31, 2015. Festival will take place in Posthalle in Wurzburg, Germany. Other recently confirmed acts that will play at fifth edition of METAL ASSAULT are: New Wave Of British Heavy Metal icons SATAN, legendary German act STORMWITCH who announced new album for early 2015, British underground Heavy Metal cult act TYRANT, and the American classic Metal newcomers NIGHT DEMON, who also announced new album for early 2015.
More information: www.facebook.com/metalassaultfestival
OFFICIAL PARTNERSHIP: Gabriel Management, Keep It True, KK Entertainment, Rock Hard and Deaf Forever Magazine
|16-10-2014 SAVAGE MASTER ANNOUNCE US TOUR, DEBUT ALBUM OUT ON
Kentucky-based female fronted heavy metal act Savage Master, have announced US tour in support of their debut studio album "Mask Of The Devil", which will be released via Skol Records on Halloween, October 31, 2014. The CD will be distributed in North America by Shadow Kingdom Records. Licensed limited edition vinyl LP will be released on November 20th, via Van Records. The album's cover artwork was painted be the legendary French artist Chris Moyen, responsible for iconic artworks of bands such as Beherit or Blasphemy, and who recently also worked with acts such as Slayer and Possessed.
SAVAGE MASTER - Mask Of The Devil Tour 2014
|08-10-2014 GM PRESENTS SPV/STEAMHAMMER RELEASE: RIOT V
"UNLEASH THE FIRE"
The American Heavy Metal act Riot needs no special introduction: their albums such as "Fire Down Under", "Thundersteel", "Rock City" or "Narita", are the ultimate classics of the genre. To mark new, fifth chapter in band's history, and to honor Mark Reale - legendary Riot guitarist and founding member, who passed away in 2012, remaining members decided to continue as Riot V, and now are ready to unleash the follow up to 2011's reunion record, "Immortal Soul".
"Unleash The Fire" features new vocalist Todd Michael Hall, known from Jack Starr's Burning Starr. The new record - with a new mix by Bruno Ravel - is slated for an October 27th release in Europe and an October 28th release in the US and Canada via SPV/Steamhammer. The album will be available as a CD digipak version with one bonus tack, a double gatefold coloured vinyl (also with one bonus track), and as a standard CD version and download.
|02-09-2014 GM PRESENTS: SKULLWINX "THE MISSIONS OF
SKULLWINX is a young Epic Speed Metal band from Southern Bavaria, Germany. Their special style has got a high recognition value. The vocals of Johannes Haller are sounding like Hansi Kürsch has taught him how to sing. Bass and guitars are reminding of old Running Wild. To put it in a nutshell: Skullwinx brings the energetic Metal from the 80's back on stage! In Winter of 2013 Skullwinx released "St. George" EP, which already was a hint how the band will develop. On this record they were playing slower and more "British". Nevertheless one could already guess their creative potential, which unfolded on their debut album, "The Missions Of Heracles", which was released in summer of 2014, and which was released on both CD and LP (each version has different cover artwork). "The Missions Of Heracles" is a concept album based on the ancient legends of Heracles, who had to solve various missions to save the souls of his family. Skullwinx delivers the emotions and different caracters of the creatures, with enormous guitar riffing and diversified songwriting very well. Regarding their outstanding good reviews and their young age, this might be a band with perspective!
Visit the band: www.skullwinx.de
|25-08-2014 SAVAGE MASTER: "MASK OF THE DEVIL" COVER
ARTWORK AND TRACK LISTING REVEALED
Kentucky-based female fronted Heavy Metal act SAVAGE MASTER, will release their debut album titled "Mask Of The Devil" via Skol Records on Halloween, October 31st, 2014. CD will be distributed in North America by Shadow Kingdom Records. Licensed limited edition vinyl LP will be released on November 20th, via Van Records. Album's cover artwork was painted be the legendary French artist Chris Moyen, responsible for iconic artworks of bands such as BEHERIT or BLASPHEMY, and who recently also worked with acts such as SLAYER and POSSESSED.
"Mask Of The Devil" track listing: 1. Blood On The Rose, 2. The Mystifying Oracle, 3. Mask Of The Devil, 4. The Ripper In Black, 5. Kill Without Warning, 6. Marry The Wolf, 7. Altar Of Lust, 8. Death Rides The Highway.
"The Ripper In Black" YouTube video: http://youtu.be/5x2HjaQN-i8
|04-08-2014 SAVAGE MASTER SIGNS WITH SKOL RECORDS, DEBUT ALBUM OUT
Kentucky based female fronted Heavy Metal act SAVAGE MASTER, who recently teamed up with Gabriel Management, signed with Skol Records. Debut album titled "Mask Of The Devil" will come out on Halloween, October 31, 2014, and will be available as CD and digital download. CD will be distributed in North America by Shadow Kingdom Records. Licensed limited edition vinyl LP will be released on November 20, 2014, via Van Records. "The Ripper In Black" track is available for streaming on Skol Records' soundcloud page: soundcloud.com/skolrecords/savagemaster
"Today's Metal music is a desolate wasteland, full of trend followers and their robots pressing out cookie cutter albums completely devoid of True Heavy Metal and Rock 'n Roll. SAVAGE MASTER was formed in October 2013 by Adam Neal (THE HOOKERS, DRAGONS KISS) and Stacey "Savage" Peak to crush them under the boots of True Heavy Metal. SAVAGE MASTER features female vocals soaring on Lucifer's wings, over sick rockin' guitar riffs straight from the depths of hell. They give you an experience you will remember both for the face-melting True Heavy Metal sound, and for the intense satanic atmosphere encircling them".
|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.
|20-07-2014 RAWHIDE JOINS GM ROSTER
RAWHIDE was founded in 2002 in Uddevalla, Sweden. 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". 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. Recently the band works on second full length studio album, and awaits the release of two new EP's. 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
|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.
|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
|29-06-2014 GM PRESENTS EMANES METAL RECORDS RELEASE: GANG "INJECT THE
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! "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.
|27-06-2014 GM PRESENTS EMANES METAL RECORDS RELEASE: EAR DANGER "WARRIOR
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.
|18-06-2014 JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR TO RELEASE "SANDS OF TIME" VIDEO
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. 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.
Jack Starr's BURNING STARR, is an American Power Metal band formed in 1985 by the ex VIRGIN STEELE 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), Kenny "Rhino" Earl (drums, ex MANOWAR) and Todd Michael Hall (vocals, also in RIOT V). Band'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
|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: www.sorsimmanis.at
|03-05-2014 NEW SACRED STEEL TOUR DATES CONFIRMED
14-06-2014 - Kaminwerk, Memmingen, Germany *
|09-04-2014 NEW NIGHTMARE ALBUM "THE AFTERMATH" TO BE RELEASED ON MAY
"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
|30-03-2014 GM PRESENTS LIMB MUSIC RELEASE: ANCIENT BARDS "A NEW DAWN
"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
|26-02-2014 GM PRESENTS AUSTRAL HOLOCAUST PRODUCTIONS RELEASE: COBRA "TO
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
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 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.
|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
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.
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|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.
|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.
Visit the band @ www.stormwarrior.de
|17-01-2014 SINBREED UNVEIL "SHADOWS" COVER ARTWORK, RELEASE DATE, TRACK
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.
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