Fireforce will go on with guitarist Marcus Forstbauer and with singer Søren Adamsen

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor fireforce logoFrom 30 June 2018, Fireforce will go on with guitarist Marcus “Rooky” Forstbauer (Hammercult), who already was a part of the line-up from 2011-2012 ánd with singer Søren Adamsen(Artillery, Crystal Tears).

A new album will be recorded in 2019.

Erwin Suetens, guitarplayer for FireForce

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Extreme Metal Music Signs Thrashers TORNADO New Album “Commitment To Excellence” Out August 31st New Music Video “Global Pandemic”

TORNADO is: Superstar Joey Severance – Vocals – Tommy Shred – Guitar
Henri Steel – Bass – Jimmy Grey – Drums

Extreme Metal Music Signs Thrashers TORNADO

New Album “Commitment To Excellence” Out August 31st

New Music Video “Global Pandemic”

American/Finnish sensations TORNADO return in 2018 with a new release, aptly titled “Commitment To Excellence” featuring 11 songs of highly catchy and in-your-face thrash metal. Set to be released on August 31, 2018 via Extreme Metal Music, a subsidiary of Rockshots Records, this third full length features a guest line up that includes NILE’s Karl Sanders, IMMOLATION’s Ross Dolan and PRO-PAIN’s Adam Phillips as well as Glen Drover (ex-MEGADETH).

The album was produced by Ben Varon (ex-Amoral/Oceanhoarse) with mixing, mastering and engineering by AK, Chris Paccou (FOH Engineer of Slayer).

The band’s first single and music video “Global Pandemic” can be viewed here

Album Pre-Order available here 

Formed in 2010 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, TORNADO quickly released their Peter Tagtgren (Hypocrisy/Pain) produced debut album “Amsterdamn, Hellsinki”. 2016 saw the release of the sophomore album “Black President” as well as the video for the anti-bullying song “David and Goliath”, which caught the attention of several anti-bullying agencies, one of which used singer Superstar Joey Severance in a country wide advertising campaign.

With “Commitment To Excellent”, TORNADO continue to do what they do best: writing songs that you can actually remember, with their own original recipe consisting in a blend of thrash, sleazy and glam!

Track Listing:
1. A Minute of Nothing (1:02)
2. White Horse of the Apocalypse (feat. Karl Sanders/Nile, Guest Vocals: Niko Kalliojärvi/ex-Amoral) (4:45)
3. Global Pandemic (3:45)
4. Spirit and Opportunity(Guest Vocals: Ross Dolan/Immolation) (5:13)
5. The Flight of Yuri Gagarin (5:28)
6. Endless Forms of Torment (Guest Solo: Adam Phillips/Pro-Pain) (3:57)
7. Through Difficulties to Victory (2:56)
8. Supremacy (4:07)
9. Chaos Among The Ruins (3:47)
10. United Forces (S.O.D. Cover) (1:56)
11. At the Chapel of Rest (Guest Solo: Glen Drover/ex Megadeth) (7:05)
Album Length: 44:06

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JOHN GARCIA & THE BAND OF GOLD – Rescheduling All European Headline Shows!


JOHN GARCIA & THE BAND OF GOLD – Rescheduling All European Headline Shows!

JOHN GARCIA & THE BAND OF GOLD reschedule all European headline shows to 2019. The performances at Desertfest, Up In Smoke and Into The Void are cancelled. Dates in Zürich (CH), Gothenburg (SE), Leuven (BE) and Tilburg (NL) were added to the touring schedule.


“Although the Ocotober / November has been postponed, I’m pleased to announce the release of the new dates and shows in January and February of 2019. It was essential for the health of my new record which will be out this fall that we postponed the tour. I will never give up on my band, my team and the love of music for a lack luster record. Myself and my Band of Gold have big plans for 2019 and it all starts with this tour. Stoked and shaka till death!!”

All purchased tickets remain valid for the re-scheduled dates.
If anyone can’t make it to the new dates, please contact your place of purchase.

JOHN GARCIA, the incarnation of stoner rock, is coming back to European shores: Best known from bands like Kyuss, Slo-Burn, Unida, Hermano or Vista Chino he now returns with THE BAND OF GOLD!
Join JOHN GARCIA & THE BAND OF GOLD at their charismatic live

performances on the following dates:
23.01.19 FR – Paris / Le Trabendo
24.01.19 FR – Bordeaux / Le Krakatoa
25.01.19 ES – Madrid / Caracol
26.01.19 ES – Barcelona / Razzamatazz 2
28.01.19 FR – Lyon / Le Kao
29.01.19 CH – Zurich / Bogen F.
30.01.19 IT – Milan / Santeria Club
31.01.19 DE – Munich / Backstage Halle
02.02.19 AT – Graz / Explosiv
03.02.19 HU – Budapest / A38
04.02.19 CZ – Prague / Rock Café
05.02.19 DE – Nürnberg / Hirsch
07.02.19 DE – Jena / F-Haus
08.02.19 DE – Berlin / SO36
09.02.19 DK – Copenhagen / Loppen
10.02.19 NO – Oslo / John Dee
12.02.19 FI – Helsinki / Tavastia
14.02.19 SE – Stockholm / Debaser Strand
15.02.19 SE – Gothenburg / Sticky Fingers
16.02.19 DE – Hamburg / Gruenspan
17.02.19 DE – Cologne / Helios 37
19.02.19 BE – Leuven / Het Depot
20.02.19 DE – Aschaffenburg / Colos-Sal
21.02.19 DE – Essen / Turock
22.02.19 NL – Tilburg / 013
23.02.19 UK – London / O2 Academy Islington


Canadian 90’s Rockers SVEN GALI 25th Anniversary Ontario Tour + New Single “Kill The Lies”

SVEN GALI is: Recording Band Line Up: Dave Wanless (Vocals)  Andy Frank (Guitar) Sean Minden (Bass)   Dan Fila (Drums)
Live Band Line Up:  Dave Wanless (Vocals)  Andy Frank (Guitar   Sean Minden (Bass)    Dan Fila (Drums)   Sean Williamson (Guitar)

Canadian 90’s Rockers SVEN GALI 25th Anniversary Ontario Tour + New Single “Kill The Lies”

For fans of Motley Crue, Guns and Roses, Skid Row (old records), Breaking Benjamin (new single)

Formed in 1987 in Hamilton and Niagara Falls, Ontario, SVEN GALI brought the 80’s and 90’s hard rock/metal wave home to Canada. They delivered their high-energy live show from St. Johns to Victoria, and across the USA and Europe for the next 9 years.
Twenty-five years after their self-titled debut album went Gold (50,000 units) in Canada, they are back with a monster new song called “Kill The Lies” recorded with legendary producer David Bendeth (Paramore, Breaking Benjamin, Bring Me The Horizon). Released on June 10th, 2018 the new track is no throwback to the 90’s, but a heavy, modern rock song that doesn’t look back. A part of the proceeds from the sale of the single will go to support cancer research in the name of founding guitar player Dee Cernile. Dee passed away from cancer in 2012.

Lyric Video – Kill The Lies Here

In support and to commemorate the 25th anniversary of their self-titled debut and new single “Kill The Lies”, the band will play select Canadian tour dates in July and August 2018, and then head to the UK to headline the Hull Metal Festival in September alongside LA Guns and more.

Show Dates:
July 20 – London, ON – Norma Jean’s
July 21 – Hamilton, ON – This Ain’t Hollywood
July 27 – Oshawa, On – The Music Hall Concert Hall Theatre
Aug 9 – Sudbury, ON – The Asylum
Aug 10 – Ottawa, ON – The Brass Monkey
Sept 14 – Kingston upon Hull, UK – Welly Club Hall – Hair Metal Heaven Festival – info w/ LA Guns, H.E.A.T, Kee Marcello Band Kip Winger, Killer Dwarfs and more!

The 2018 lineup includes all 3 remaining original members: Dave Wanless (vocals), Andy Frank (guitar), Shawn Minden (bass) and new members Sean Williamson (guitar) and Dan Fila (drums) from Canadian metal powerhouse and BMG label mates Varga.

SVEN GALI built a name fast with their live shows; drawing growing crowds on the Canadian and US circuit while building their songwriting chops and a wild reputation. David Bendeth signed the band to BMG Music Canada in 1991 and produced the self-titled debut, released in 1992.
The album included singles and videos for “Under The Influence”, “Tie Dyed Skies”, “In My Garden”, and the ballad, “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore” (#6 CanCon song of 1993). It included a cover of Teenage Head’s “Disgusteen” featuring guest vocals by Frankie Venom. The video for “Under the Influence” won the MuchMusic Best Metal Video award in 1993.

The band was nominated for Hard Rock Album of the Year and Most Promising Band at the 1993 Juno Awards. Sven Gali went gold in Canada that year selling over 50,000 units.
SVEN GALI toured extensively throughout Canada and the USA, Germany, Belgium, Ireland and the UK, headlining and on the bill with acts including April Wine, Foreigner, Candlebox, Pearl Jam and Def Leppard.

Their follow up album, Inwire (1995), recorded at London Bridge Studios in Seattle, was produced by Kelly Grey (Candlebox, Brother Kane, Dokken) and featured guest musicians Christopher Thorn of Blind Melon, and Candlebox’s Kevin Martin and Scott Mercado.

The band toured for the next year before disbanding in 1996 to now reform in 2018.

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Finnish old school heavy metal band Wrestling released a new music video about serial killer artist!

Line-up: Tommi Saha (voc) –  Risto Nyman (gtr) –  Janne Kela (d.) –  Pekka Moilanen (gtr) –  Riku Rousu (b, voc)

Finnish old school heavy metal band Wrestling released a new music video about serial killer artist!

WRESTLING is an old school heavy metal band from Oulu, Finland and their debut album RIDE ON FREAKS is released via Inverse Records on September 14th 2018. The album pays homage to the classic heavy metal style of the 80’s, and you can clearly hear the influence of bands like Accept or Ozzy Osbourne in Wrestling’s music. But Wrestling is not just a tribute band.

On the contrary they are spicing up their soup with various different styles. You can find clues of punk at one end and even some pure pop melodies at the other. The album is quite diverse in style and it’s also been recorded in a traditional fashion that leaves lots of room for the musicians to create the atmosphere they are after. So Wrestling is definitely not math metal. Or well… perhaps short term math metal at most.

The band released a new single from the upcoming album “Surreal Killer”.
Watch the music video here

Band comment:
“SURREAL KILLER shows us Wrestling at its most vicious mood. This speed metal influenced tune tells us a story of a serial killer artist, whose simple mission is… well, to make art out of death.”

Track list
01. Let’s Get Born
02. Surreal Killer
03. Venom Makes Me Stronger
04. Kitsch In America
05. Drunk And Alone
06. Wrestlemania VI
07. Beyond The Limits
08. Feels Like Midnight
09. Driving All Night
10. The Solution To All Your Problems
11. See Delight

The album was recorded on Anvil Road Studio and it is mixed and mastered by Harri Eksymä (Earmore Studios)


NULL’O’ZERO Release ‘Instructions To Dominate’ Lyric Video

Null’o’zero is: Geo Sinner (George Patsouris) – Vocals – Elias Andritsos – Guitars Aggelos Kokkorogiannis – Guitars George Del – Bass Lefteris Moros – Drums


Release ‘Instructions To Dominate’ Lyric Video

Greek heavy metal band, Null’o’zero, have released a new lyric video for ‘Instructions To Dominate’, it’s the title track of their new album ‘Instructions To Dominate’, due out on July 13th, via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. The lyric video was made by Mitsos Tsou at Brutus Studios. The video can be viewed here

‘Instructions To Dominate‘ is the 2nd Official album by Null’o’zero, an album that was written in a very difficult period for the band. This is the reason why the album is so aggressive and driven by emotion – anger, grief, pain, frustration – but it also gives hope to take courage to stand with our heads held high.
It’s a natural evolution of the first album ‘The Enemy Within‘, preserving the band’s unique character. Solid rhythm section, diverse riffs, outrageous solos and imposing vocals blend to an intriguing balance between melody and aggression.

Track listing:
1. Instructions To Dominate
2. The Last One
3. My Last Disguise
4. Imprisoned In The Dark
5. Decline The Legacy
6. Face Down The World
7. Better Off Dead
8. Until The End Of Life
9. Trapped In A Maze
10. Hate

The album can pre-ordered here

The album was engineerd, produced by Null’o’zero & Thimios Krikos (InnerWish, ex-Deviner), mixed by Thimios Krikos (InnerWish, ex-Deviner) & Nikos Iosifidis, engineerd by Fotis Benardo (SixforNine, ex-Septic Flesh), additional engineering by Nikos ‘HULK’ Iosifidis & Akis Pastras and mastered by Peter In de Betou at Tailor Made Production Sweden (Arch Enemy, Dark Tranquillity, Dimmu Borgir, Dream Evil, Firewind, Havok). The album artwork was made by Giannis Nakos – Remedy Art Design.
Guest Appearances by Thimios Krikos (Last Solo ‘Until the end of life’) and George Georgiou (Piano ‘Until the end of life’).

Null’o’zero, have recently released a music video for ‘The Last One‘:

Null’o’zero was formed in 2012 in Athens/Greece. The general idea was to play contemporary aggressive music but also with technical and melodical riffs, main influences are Megadeth, Death, Symphony X, Metallica, etc.


Rockshots Records: Out Now! In North America Italian Symphonic Power Metal MaterDea New Album “Pyaneta”

Rockshots Records: Out Now! In North America Italian Symphonic Power Metal MaterDea New Album “Pyaneta”

For fans of Eluveitie, Korpiklaani, Omnia, Faun

MaterDea is one of the most known and recognizable metal bands in Italy coming out of the pagan and Celtic scene. It has been 2 years since their last release, a full length entitled “The Goddess’ Chants” and they are ready to indulge their listeners in a new fascinating and enthralling journey with “Pyaneta”, which is out now in North America as of July 6th via Rockshots Records.

Album digital download and stream

Lyric Video – “Neverland”

Following the direction started with “A Rose for Egeria”, this new record is a further step forward into the melding of metal and Celtic music, in the personal style that MaterDea’s fans will acknowledge and love once more. It is a powerful symphony where all the instruments and the voices join the sounds of nature, painting new grandiose landscapes enriched by colors and sophisticated arrangements. The melodies reveal themselves along with the sumptuous guitar riffs, a powerful rhythmic session and the twist of strings and orchestration, allowing the listener to be carried away in a dimension full of energy, beauty and hope by these magical tales.
The band describes “Pyaneta”:

“In this new album the stories are inspired by the deep interconnection that exists between every living thing and the largest sentient organism that hosts us, our planet Earth. It is an exhortation to the awareness of the environmental danger, a cry of hope for its future and a message of love for life in its gorgeous wholeness.”
MaterDea goes to great lengths to ensure that their listeners can be thrust away from reality and thrown into a fantastical world full of enchantment and magic and “Pyaneta”, their fifth album promises to do just that. Citing influences such as Genesis, Jethro Tull and Led Zeppelin, the band creates a gentle yet powerful type of metal with various classical overtones. With a desire to create powerful, intense, emotional music that features pantheistic themes the 7 classically trained Italian musicians paint a rich fantasy world for their listeners. To date they have released four full lengths, “Below the Mists, Above the Brambles” (2009), “Satyricon” (2011), “A Rose for Egeria” (2014) and “The Goddess’ Chants” (2016).

Track Listing:
1. Back To Earth (6:00)
2. The Return of the King (5:36)
3. One Thousand and One Nights (5:07)
4. Pyaneta (5:35)
5. Neverland (6:32)
6. S’Accabadora (7:08)
7. The Legend of the Pale Mountains (6:25)
8. Legacy of the Woods (5:51)
9. Coven of Balzaares (6:22)
10. Metamorphosis (Bonus Track CD version only) (5:41)
11. Bourrè del Diavolo (3:11)
Album Length: 1:03:33

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Nu-­‐metal  is  back  with  a  vengeance.  Just  last  year  Korn  conquered  the  Alcatraz  prison  grounds  on  the   first  sold  out  day  of  the  festival’s  ten-­‐year  history.  It  was  an  unforgettable  experience  for  10,000   visitors  with  a  vintage  performance  by  Jonathan  Davis  &  Co  to  round  off  the  day’s  festivities.  This   year  we’re  welcoming  Limp  Bizkit,  another  nu-­‐metal  dinosaur  that  defies  the  notion  that  the  genre   was  strictly  a  turn-­‐of-­‐the-­‐millennium  phenomenon.

They  couldn’t  be  more  right,  of  course.  In  addition  to  the  (renewed)  success  of  bands  like  Slipknot,   System  of  a  Down  or  Papa  Roach  there’s  also  the  influence  the  genre  has  had  on  up-­‐and-­‐coming   bands  such  as  Bring  Me  the  Horizon,  While  She  Sleeps  or  Bury  Tomorrow.  Nu-­‐metal  put  an  end  to  the   pigeonholing  that  used  to  be  rampant  in  the  metal  scene.  Slightly  older  metalheads  have  evolved   with  the  times  and  now  check  out  the  young  bands  their  progeny  are  into;  conversely,  it’s  rewarding   for  metal  moms  and  dads  when  their  children  show  their  appreciation  for  the  metal  they  grew  up   with.  More  and  more,  the  new  generation  is  finding  its  way  to  concerts  of  AC/DC,  Guns  N’  Roses,   Judas  Priest,  Metallica,  Iron  Maiden  or  Slayer.

As  a  result,  the  fusion  of  rap  and  rock/metal  is  no   longer  an  issue  nowadays.  Genre  boundaries  have  lost  their  relevance  and  that’s  a  good  thing.     Limp  Bizkit  never  bothered  with  genre  boundaries.  In  1999  the  band  around  singer  Fred  Durst   dropped  a  bombshell  with  their  sophomore  album  ‘Significant  Other’,  which  included  hits  like   ‘Nookie’.

Meanwhile  the  Florida  sons  have  sold  upwards  of  50  million  albums  and  the  Spotify  rankings   tell  us  that  they  remain  extremely  popular  today.  They  are  also  a  formidable  live  act  and  in  recent   years  Limp  Bizkit  has  silenced  the  critics  with  killer  sets.   Consisting  of  drummer  John  Otto,  bassist  Sam  Rivers,  DJ  Lethal,  eccentric  master  guitarist  Wes   Borland  and  controversial  frontman  Fred  Durst,  the  band  has  been  serving  up  an  explosive  cocktail  of   groovy  riffs  and  blistering  raps  that  leaves  no  one  untouched.  Hold  on  to  your  hats  because  hits  like   ‘My  Way’,  ‘Rollin’’,  ‘My  Generation’,  ‘Nookie’,  ‘Break  Stuff’,  ‘Take  a  Look  Around’,  the  George   Michael-­‐cover  ‘Faith’  and  ‘Behind  Blue  Eyes’  –  a  The  Who  cover  of  course  –  will  shake  the  Alcatraz   prison  walls  to  their  foundations.  If  only  we  could  fly!

Day  schedule:

Friday:  Status  Quo,  Dee  Snider,  Brides  Of  Lucifer,  Ross  The  Boss,  Diablo  Blvd.,  The  Quill,  Bizkit  Park,   Amorphis,  Venom  Inc.,  Suicidal  Angels,  Atomic  Bitchwax,  Pro-­‐Pain,  Bark

Saturday:  Limp  Bizkit,  Dimmu  Borgir,  Epica,  Phil  Campbell  And  The  Bastard  Sons,  Mr.  Big,  Battle   Beast,  Armored  Saint,  Fozzy,  Ufomammut,  Satyricon,  DevilDriver,  Municipal  Waste,  Solstafir,   Orange  Goblin,  Crisix,  Act  Of  Defiance

Sunday:  Helloween  “Pumpkins  United”,  In  Flames,  Behemoth,  Alestorm,  Sepultura,  Inglorious,   Orden  Ogan,  Ministry,  Cannibal  Corpse,  The  Black  Dahlia  Murder,  Alcest,  Primordial,  Exhorder,   Pestilence,  Gruesome


GRAVE DIGGER – Unveil Cover Artwork And Tracklist For The Living Dead!

GRAVE DIGGER – Unveil Cover Artwork And Tracklist For The Living Dead!

German heavy metal legends GRAVE DIGGER recently announced the title and release date of their new studio album. Now the band reveals the cover artwork and track list of their upcoming record entitled The Living Dead which will be released on September 14th via Napalm Records.

Watch Chris Boltendahl’s video statement on The Living Dead right HERE!

Check out the cover artwork and track list of The Living Dead below.

Track list:
01. Fear Of The Living Dead
02. Blade Of The Immortal
03. When Death Passes By
04. Shadow Of The Warrior
05. The Power Of Metal
06. Hymn Of The Damned
07. What War Left Behind
08. Fist In Your Face
09. Insane Pain
10. Zombie Dance
11. Glory Or Grave

Since their founding back in 1980, GRAVE DIGGER have been leaders in the German heavy metal scene. They created their very own version of Teutonic heavy music – albums like Heavy Metal Breakdown, Witch Hunter or Tunes Of War became classics in the scene.

GRAVE DIGGER will hit the road again in 2019 with a series of headliner appearances on their “Tour Of The Living Dead” opening in Hannover, Germany on January 11th and finishing in Tel Aviv, Israel on February 9th. See the full list of dates below.

GRAVE DIGGER live with special guest Burning Witches:

11.01.19 DE – Hannover / MusikZentrum

12.01.19 DE – Andernach / JUZ Live Club

13.01.19 CH – Pratteln / Z7

14.01.19 DE – München / Backstage

15.01.19 DE – Aschaffenburg / Colos-Saal

16.01.19 DE – Saarbrücken / Garage

17.01.19 DE – Bochum / Zeche

18.01.19 DE – Glauchau / Alte Spinnerei

19.01.19 DE – Neuruppin / Kulturhaus Neuruppin

20.01.19 NL – Rotterdam / Baroeg

22.01.19 DE – Hamburg / Markthalle

23.01.19 DE – Berlin / Lido

24.01.19 DE – Bamberg / Live Musik Club

25.01.19 DE – Regensburg/Obertraublingen / Eventhalle-Airport

26.01.19 DE – Memmingen / Kaminwerk

27.01.19 DE – Ludwigsburg / Rockfabrik

28.01.19 FR – Paris / Petit Bain

29.01.19 UK – London / The Underworld

30.01.19 BE – Vosselaar / Biebob

31.01.19 FR – Lyon CCO / Villeurbanne

01.02.19 ES – Bilbao / Santana 27

02.02.19 ES – Madrid / Mon Live

03.02.19 ES – Barcelona / Razzmatazz 2

Chris Boltendahl – Vocals
Axel Ritt – Guitar
Jens Becker – Bass
Stefan Arnold – Drums
Marcus Kniep – Keyboards


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