Where Greater Men Have Fallenis out now Via Metal Blade PRIMORDIAL will bring their audio […]
February 4, 2015

Where Greater Men Have Fallenis out now Via Metal Blade

PRIMORDIAL will bring their audio divinity to stages throughout Europe in the coming weeks with additional live ceremonials to be announced soon.

PRIMORDIAL + Winterfylleth + Malthusian

05/02/2015 Audio - Glasgow, UK
06/02/2015 Sound Control - Manchester, UK
07/02/2015 Islington Academy - London, UK (plus Portrait)

Recently, Irish metal legion, PRIMORDIAL, unveiled the official new music video for "Babel's Tower." The epic tune comes by way of the band's imminent new full-length,Where Greater Men Have Fallen, and serves as the first ever professionally filmed and edited video of their storied history

Watch the outstanding black and white clip here:

Where Greater Men Have Fallenserves as the follow-up to PRIMORDIAL's globally-revered, 2011-releasedRedemption At The Puritan's Handlong player and their eighth studio offering overall. Dubbed, "almost Maiden-esque in its majesty," by Stereogum, the eight track, fifty-eight minute magnum opus was recorded at Grouse Lodge in Dublin with Jaime Gomez (Cathedral, Angelwitch, Grave Miasma) and delivers some of PRIMORDIAL's deepest, most meticulously composed, thematically profound and plainly absorbing compositions of their winding catalog of sonic enormity. Rolling Stone gushes in a recent review, "Alan Averill is a vocal powerhouse, soaring atop melodic black/folk metal compositions that channel doom and gloom as well as triumph. 'Ghosts Of The Charnel House' embodies heavy metal grandeur, while title track 'Where Greater Men Have Fallen' is an epic lament, its mournful, repetitive melodies rooted in Irish folk. When Averill howls, 'The heart of your motherland will be ripped from her chest,' a million ghosts cry out with him.'" Empty Lighthouse Magazine notes, "The title track builds and builds until vocalist Alan Averill lets out a commanding wail and the riffs crash onto the listener like waves. Guitarists Ciaran MacUiliam and Michael O'Floinn have a way of making a full-bodied 'epic' sound through subtle tonal shifts and chord voicings, culminating in a feel that most bands spend dozens of Pro Tools tracks and computer effects trying to achieve," while Decibel Magazine adds, in an 8/10 rating, "Greater men have fallen, but PRIMORDIAL rise."

ARMORED SAINT announces European live dates!

ARMORED SAINT have announced a whole bunch of European live dates, some festivals, other club shows with Queensryche and Death Angel among others.

Joey Vera can't wait to get back here: "We are super excited to be playing these upcoming shows in Europe. We always enjoy performing at these world class festivals and this time we also get to join our friends Queensryche for a few support dates. We've been working hard on this new record and are very anxious to play a few of these new songs for you live. See you in summer 2015!"

19/06/15 FR - Clisson - Hellfest
30/07/15 DE - Wacken - Wacken Open Air
03/08/15 NL - Amsterdam - Melkweg w/Queensryche
04/08/15 NL - Eindhoven - Effenaar w/Queensryche
06/08/15 UK - London - Electric Ballroom w/Queensryche+Death Angel
07/08/15 UK - Catton Hall - Bloodstock Festival
08-09/08/15 BE - Kortrijk - Alcatraz Festival

More confirmations to follow soon!

ARMORED SAINT are right now busy recording their new studio album. The yet untitled album will be released at one point in 2015.

John Bush: Vocals
Joey Vera: Bass
Jeff Duncan: Guitar
Phil Sandoval: Guitar
Gonzo Sandoval: Drums


Wovenwar release "Death to Rights" music video

Schedule acoustic in store performances!

WOVENWAR are extremely excited to partner with Loudwire to exclusively debut their amazing, new music video for the track "Death to Rights". The clip was directed by Josh Klein and Nick Hipa. Check it out now directly at Loudwire.com.

Phil Sgrosso (guitars) states: "Here is our new music video for our song, 'Death To Rights'. The clip is mainly performance based and incorporates manipulated imagery relating to our album art. We are stoked to share it with you all. See you soon."

If you haven't had a chance to check out the stunning debut offering from WOVENWAR, you are truly missing out on one of the most impactful metal albums in years. The band kicked off 2015 on a massive North American tour alongside Periphery and Nothing More to nothing but rave reviews.

WOVENWAR continues their North American touring onslaught alongside In Flames and All That Remains on the "Charming America" tour, which kicks off on Feb 20th. Additionally, the band will be appearing at select record stores for acoustic performances over the next month. On January 31st, the will be appearing at Hastings in Littleton, CO, followed by a March 5th appearance at Record Exchange and Boise, ID, and March 7th at Silver Platters in Seattle, WA.

Please see below for all tour dates and visit facebook.com/wovenwar for all additional information.

Sgrosso (guitars) further comments: "As I write this, we are in the middle of the 'Juggernaut' tour with our buds Periphery, Nothing More and Thank You Scientist. The tour is off to a killer start, as we make our way through the west coast. From watching each band every night, you can't help but be impressed by the technical proficiency and musicianship this tour has to offer. Add the fact that every band and crew is comprised of rad dudes. This tour kicks 2015 off on the right foot.

"Immediately following the 'Juggernaut' tour, we are excited to be joining forces with the almighty In Flames and All That Remains on the 'Charming America' tour. Having a long touring history with both bands, we know there won't be a shortage of good times, OR BEER for that matter."

Our choices define us. At heart, we choose between good and evil or right and wrong. It's not predisposed, but rather something we learn through experience, life's twists and turns, and the stops along the way. The very moniker WOVENWAR speaks to that truth. In the spring of 2013, the members of As I Lay Dying - Nick Hipa, Phil Sgrosso [guitar], Josh Gilbert [bass, vocals], Jordan Mancino [drums] - made an important choice of their own to carry on with their careers forming this amazing, new band with Shane Blay (Oh, Sleeper) on vocals.

They had seen tremendous success, selling over one million albums, enjoying a Top 10 debut on the Billboard Top 200 with 2010's The Powerless Rise and a Top 15 debut with 2012's Awakened, and touring globally alongside the likes of Slipknot, Slayer, Suicide Silence, Killswitch Engage, and more.

WOVENWAR's self-titled debut was released in August of 2014 and landed at #36 on the Billboard Top 200 charts. On iTunes, the album peaked at #2 on the rock charts, and #1 on the metal charts during its week of release. Revolver Magazine heralded the album as "more multifaceted than anything by As I Lay Dying," and Decibel Magazine added that "WOVENWAR sounds confident, vital, and even liberated on this splendid debut."

Tour w/ Periphery, Nothingmore, Thank You Scientist
01/27 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
01/28 Seattle, WA - Corazon
01/30 Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
01/31 Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
02/02 Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
02/03 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
02/04 Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall
02/06 Toronto, ON - Opera House
02/07 Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
02/08 Albany, NY - Upstate Concert Hall
02/09 Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
02/11 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
02/12 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
02/13 Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
02/14 Philadelphia, PA - District N9NE
02/16 St. Louis, MO - Firebird
02/18 Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep
Tour w/ In Flames, All That Remains
02/20 Agoura Hills, CA - The Canyon Club
02/21 Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
02/22 Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
02/23 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
02/25 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
02/27 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
02/28 Chico, CA - Senator Theatre
03/01 Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
03/03 Missoula, MT - The Wilma Theatre
03/04 Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory Concert House
03/05 Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House
03/06 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
03/07 Seattle, WA - Showbox SODO
03/09 Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theater
03/10 Kelowna, BC - Level Nightclub
03/12 Edmonton, AB - Encore
03/13 Calgary, AB - Flames Central
03/14 Saskatoon, SK - O'Brians Event Centre
03/15 Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick Centre
03/16 Bismarck, ND - Bismarck Civic Center
03/18 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave


Swedish doom act, SORCERER, sign to Metal Blade

Release new video, and announce new album "In The Shadow Of The Inverted Cross" out March, 24th

Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the signing of Swedish epic doom metal legends,SORCERER! SORCERER will release their Metal Blade debut "In The Shadow Of The Inverted Cross" March, 20th on CD, vinyl, and digitally. Pre-orders for the album are available now, along with the brand new video for "The Dark Tower Of The Sorcerer." Visit metalblade.com/sorcererto watch and order your copy now.

The band comments: "Sorcerer are proud to have signed with the legendary metal label Metal Blade, home of many bands that has inspired us to start making music. With the new album "In the Shadow of the Inverted Cross" we hope to continue where we ended many years ago. It is all the fans that have supported us through the years that has inspired us to do this album and we really looking forward to meet you all on gigs and festivals soon!"

SORCERER was formed in Stockholm, Sweden in 1988 but disbanded after two demos in 1992. Both demos are considered true Doom Metal classics and have been released on CD in 1995. In 2010 the band came back together to play the Hammer of Doom festival in Germany and a year later the Up The Hammers festival in Athens, Greece. Both shows were received extremely well and the thoughts of putting together a new album started to take form. In the end it took over two years to write, arrange and record it but the result is nothing but pure, heavy epic doom metal. The process of putting all bits and pieces together and making it ready for mix and mastering was the work of drummer Robert Iversen, also a very fine recording engineer, who was acting as the spider in the recording web. The album was mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth, Devin Townsend).

With years of professional experience and top-class instrumental abilities among its band members the SORCERER of the 21st century is determined to deliver epic doom metal for many years to come; on record and on stages all around the world! "In The Shadow Of The Inverted Cross" is set to be released March, 20th via Metal Blade Records Europe, and March 24th in North America.

Track listing:
1. The Dark Tower of the Sorcerer
2. Sumerian Script
3. Lake of the Lost Souls
4. Excorcise the Demon
5. In the Shadow of the Inverted Cross
6. Prayers for a King
7. The Gates of Hell
8. Pagans Dance

Anders Engberg - vocals
Kristian Niemann - guitars
Peter Hallgren - guitars
Johnny Hagel - bass
Robert Iversen - drums


VISIGOTH "The Revenant King" Out now on Metal Blade Records

New Video Streaming

"VISIGOTH deliver the real-deal old-school goods with power and swagger to spare" - Revolver Magazine

"It's fresh, invigorating and hell, even inspiring!" - Metal Temple

"If Magic: The Gathering had a soundtrack, this would be it." - SLUG Magazine

Salt Lake City Utah's Visigoth released their debut album The Revenant King today on Metal Blade Records. In conjunction with the release the band has partnered up with Bloody-Disgusting.com for an exclusive premiere of the video for the title track The Revenant King. Check out the stream of the Dave Brodksy directed clip at bloody-disgusting.com.

Visigoth talks about the process of shooting the video: "This video was made in true DIY fashion. Almost all of the props and costumes were provided by us and our friends, and the actors in the narrative portion of the video are actually all friends of ours (Jason Stock, who plays the Usurper, works at the Wasatch/Squatter's co-op brewery with our drummer Mikey and can be seen on the bottle label for Hop Rising, the Squatter's signature double IPA; Jason Tarpey, who plays the King, is not only a good friend of ours but is also the singer for Eternal Champion, one of my favourite current US heavy metal bands; and Paul Black, who plays the Advisor, is a good buddy of ours and is the vocalist of local Salt Lake City metal band Turned to Stone). The outdoor shots were filmed in Oakley, a small rural mountain town in Utah. It was frigid cold out when we shot the narrative portion - Jason T's chainmail was freezing onto his skin by the end of it! The band performance shots were filmed in the Wasatch Brewery warehouse with nothing more than a minimal lighting rig and a fog machine provided by our buddy Brock Grossl (who used to play in Salt Lake City's now-defunct speed metal maniacs Castleaxe). Of course, none of this could have been realized without the immense talents of filmographer David Brodsky his partner in crime Allison Woest, it ended up looking much better than any of us were expecting! Their skill behind the camera and Brodsky's keen eye for editing are what really brought the project together. Without further ado, we hope you enjoy our little swords & sorcery offering. Cheers!"

Visigoth plays heavy metal that hearkens back to the golden age of ironclad riffwork and powerful vocals. They pay tribute to the titans of steel that left their mark on the history of the genre, and their earth-shaking sound echoes with a deep reverence for their roots. Visigoth goes above and beyond mere imitation, making their own musical mark on the genre they lovingly embrace. In Visigoth's realm, there are no frills, no gimmicks; there is only heavy metal.

The band's brand of heavy metal fit perfectly within the ranks of Metal Blade Records, who brought the band on board to release their debut full-length album. After signing with the label,Visigoth recorded The Revenant King. The collection of heavy metal tracks was engineered, mixed, and produced by Andy Patterson at Boar's Next Studio in Salt Lake City. Alan Douches at West Westside handled mastering to offer a final product that truly represents the finest in true metal.

On The Revenant King Jake Rogers's powerful vocals lead the charge, and when combined with the twin guitar attack of Leeland Campana, Jamieson Palmer, and the rhythm section of bassist Matt Brotherton and drummer Mikey Tee, form an immensely potent traditional heavy metal attack that fans of the genre would be unwise to ignore!

Visit https://www.metalblade.com/visigoth to pick up a copy of the album. You can also order the CD HERE and a special bundle package including a t-shirt HERE.

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IF THESE TREES COULD TALK's Re-issues of First Two Albums Available Today on Metal Blade Records

Both Albums Streaming Along With Exclusive Interview At Heavy Blog is Heavy

Akron, Ohio post-rock outfit IF THESE TREES COULD TALK was properly formed in 2005 and has grown tremendously since their humble origins in Zack Kelly's basement as an instrumental project in college. They released their first EP in 2006 and their first full-length, "Above the Earth, Below the Sky," in 2009. Both were released independently, with vinyl released via The Mylene Sheath. Those laid the groundwork for their breakout 2012 release, "Red Forest."

Today Metal Blade releases re-issues of their first two albums "Above the Earth, Below the Sky" and "Red Forest," both of which and can be ordered HERE. As these albums are being released, the band is currently hard at work at what will be their Metal Blade debut later in 2015. The band spoke about working on the new album, the reissues and more with Heavy Blog is Heavy HERE. Both albums are also streaming exclusively courtesy of Heavy Blog is Heavy HERE.

"Red Forest" was independently released by IF THESE TREES COULD TALK in March of 2012 (Science of Silence pressed the vinyl). The nine song, 48-minute long album was self produced and engineered/mixed by Zack Kelly and Rick Fuller throughout much of 2011 at NEMeadow Studios in Bath, OH. Will Putney mastered the album and Charlie Wagers (The Fray, mewithoutYou, Caspian) of Three Bears Design was at the helm for art direction and design. This album was followed by a three-week sold out European tour in 2012, as well as a flurry of licensing music for games and film. Music from the band's catalog has been heard in Sony PS3 titles, and on NBC, MTV, VH1, the NFL, in videos for Vans, and for projects on the Sundance Film Festival. "Red Forest" quietly became a smashing success. Cumulatively, the band has sold over 20,000 copies, with 3,000 on vinyl alone across all of their albums.

As 2014 progressed, IF THESE TREES COULD TALK began work on their third full-length album. It was around that time that the band was approached by Metal Blade Records and signed with the label. The band continues with an independent and entirely self-motivated approach to their music as they prepare to release their Metal Blade debut later this year.

Zack Kelly - Drums
Tom Fihe - Bass
Jeff Kalal - Guitar
Cody Kelly - Guitar
Michael Socrates - Guitar

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ENSIFERUM announces Finland dates!

ENSIFERUM will start their "One Man Army" touring campaign in Finland, with four shows at the end of February 2015! Support for all four shows will be Finnish band FROSSTIDE, who previously supported ENSIFERUM in 2014 on their tour in France.

The European part of the tour will feature support from INSOMNIUM and OMNIUM GATHERUM and will kick off March 11th in Bochum (Germany) and end with the Inferno Festival in Oslo April 2nd. One day before tour starts, they also will play a "Fan Appreciation Show" in Lingen (Germany), which is being presented by EMP.

ENSIFERUM's "One Man Army" will be released via Metal Blade Records on February 24th, 2015. Watch bassist/vocalist Sami Hinkka discuss "One Man Army" at metalblade.com/ensiferum where you'll also find the band's recently debuted "One Man Army" video and pre-order links!

w/ Frosttide:
2/27/2015 Pakkahuone - Tampere, FI
2/28/2015 Rytmikorjaamo - Seianajoki, FI
3/06/2015 Lutakko - Jyvaskyla, FI
3/07/2015 Nosturi - Helsinki, FI
w/ Craving:
3/10/2015 Schlachthof - Lingen, DE
w/ Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum:
3/11/2015 Zeche - Bochum, DE
3/12/2015 Rockfabrik - Ludwigsburg, DE
3/13/2015 Backstage - München, DE
3/14/2015 Masters of Rock Café - Zlin, CZ
3/15/2015 Club 202 - Budapest, HU
3/16/2015 Szene - Wien, AT
3/18/2015 Live Club - Milan, IT
3/19/2015 Les Docks - Lausanne, CH
3/20/2015 La Laiterie - Strasbourg, FR
3/21/2015 Z7 - Pratteln, CH
3/22/2015 Ninkasi Kao - Lyon, FR
3/23/2015 Le Bataclan - Paris, FR
3/24/2015 O2 Academy Islington- London, UK
3/25/2015 Patronaat - Haarlem, NL
3/26/2015 Hedon - Zwolle, NL
3/27/2015 Biebob - Vosselaar, BE
3/28/2015 Tivoli - Bremen, DE
3/29/2015 Grünspan - Hamburg, DE
3/30/2015 Vega - Copenhagen, DK
3/31/2015 Göta Källare - Stockholm, SE
4/01/2015 Sticky Fingers - Gothenburg, SE
4/02/2015 Inferno Metal Festival - Oslo, NO
8/13/2015 Rockstadt Extremefest - Rasnov, DE
6/19/2015 - 6/21/2015 Hellfest - Clisson, FR
7/30/2015 - 8/1/2015 Wacken Open Air - Wacken, DE
8/06/2015 - 8/8/2015 Party San Open Air - Schlotheim, DE
8/09/2015 Bloodstock Open Air - Walton-On-Trent, GB
8/13/2015 - 8/15/2015 Summer Breeze - Dinkelsbühl, DE
8/13/2015 Rockstadt Extremefest - Rasnov, RO

Petri Lindroos - Vocals/Guitar
Markus Toivonen - Guitar/Vocals
Sami Hinkka - Bass/Vocals
Janne Parviainen - Drums
Emmi Silvennoinen - Keyboards/Backing vocals



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