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Hammerfall

(R)Evolution

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The career of Swedish heavy metal pioneers Hammerfall is one amazing march of triumph. After revolutionizing the genre by the end of the 90s, the Gothenburg based quintet released a total of eight studio albums, several compilations, live-releases and toured the globe relentlessly. Following their short sabbatical, the legendary Scandinavian five piece wrapped up (R) EVOLUTION, Hammerfall's ninth full length release.
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7 SINNERS (REMASTERED 2020) Limited clear vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered. 7 Sinners is the 13th studio album by German power metal band Helloween, originally released in 2010. For the first time since 2000's The Dark Ride, each song on the album is a solo composition, i.e. each member has written both the music and lyrics to his song with no additional input from any other member. HELLOWEEN deliver with 7 sinners (remastered 2020) an extraordinary Double Vinyl in Gatefold Cover and with padded inner sleevE. Transparent Vinyl.
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When PARADISE LOST guitarist Greg Mackintosh put to rest his VALLENFYRE side project in 2018, he closed a difficult, but an ultimately cathartic period in his life. Created as a tribute to his father John, who passed away in 2009, VALLENFYRE originally served as a sounding board for Greg’s grief, but then delved into his nihilistic take on the world. VALLENFYRE’s brief existence was intentional — the band always knew they could go no further than the three studio albums that bore their name. A mere few days after VALLENFYRE played its last live show in September 2018, Mackintosh announced the formation of a brand-new band, STRIGOI. Named after the troubled spirits in Romanian mythology who could rise from the grave and assume an entirely different form, STRIGOI’s lineup is rounded out by former EXTREME NOISE TERROR and VALLENFYRE bass player Chris Casket. (PARADISE LOST drummer Waltteri Väyrynen provided studio drums but will not be a full-time member.) Recorded at his Black Planet studio between January and March 2019, the resultant 12-song “Abandon All Faith” debut finds Mackintosh culling from his love of old-school death metal, grindcore and punk for a visceral, but cinematic offering of extreme metal. Whereas VALLENFYRE was down-and-dirty, crusty and often “in the gutter,” STRIGOI conjures feelings of both dread and hostility, laced with Mackintosh’s trademark lead guitar lines and biting death metal roar. “Abandon All Faith” boasts a wide dichotomy of tracks, from less-than-two-minute d-beat grinders (‘Nocturnal Vermin’, ‘Throne of Disgrace’), disharmonic death metal heaves (‘Phantoms’, ‘Parasite’) to its arguable standout numbers, ‘Carved into the Skin’ and the title track. Both cuts incorporate oppressive melodies, and in the case of the closing title track, minor strokes of orchestration. ‘Carved into the Skin’ was the first song Mackintosh wrote for STRIGOI, providing him with an early signpost of where to take the project.

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When a band is known for breaking barriers and shattering expectations, even the original can seem mundane. For Dimmu Borgir however, their seemingly neverending well of inspiration has exploded into something much larger than life on ABRAHADABRA.
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2018 release. AmeriKKKant is the 14th album by industrial metal band Ministry. It will be their first release on Nuclear Blast, and will mark the longest gap between studio albums in the group's entire career; at five years, following From Beer to Eternity (2013). AmeriKKKant is also the first Ministry album without guitarist Mike Scaccia since The Last Sucker (2007); Scaccia died in 2012 but appeared posthumously on From Beer to Eternity. Ministry was founded in 1981 by Al Jourgensen in Chicago, Illinois. Originally a synth-pop outfit, Ministry shifted it's style to become one of the pioneers of industrial metal in the mid-to-late 1980s. The band's lineup has gone through many changes throughout it's history, with Jourgensen remaining the only constant as the band's main producer, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist.
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Deluxe Edition includes bonus DVD. Formed in 1997, Soulfly has become a mainstay in contemporary heavy metal. Led by former Sepultura vocalist Max Cavalera, Soulfly has released 9 full-length albums with combined sales of over 1million records. Mixing many styles of metal with Brazilian tribal, world music and punk, Soulfly are known for crafting something completely unique in the modern heavy music landscape. Archangel, the band's 10th full-length release, was recorded in the Spring of 2015 with Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children of Bodom, Deftones). Armed with Max Cavalera's four-stringed guitars, unmistakable growl and instantly recognizable riffage, the muddy tones and constant rhythmic bounce of Soulfly has retained its gritty edge while pushing the boundaries of what's possible in metal. In the studio is lead guitarist Marc Rizzo (who has been in Soulfly almost as long as Max was in Sepultura), bassist Tony Campos (Static X, Ministry, Prong) and Max's 21 year-old son, Zyon, who splits his time between drumming in Lody Kong and Soulfly. Special appearances on Archangel by Todd Jones (Nails), Matt Young (King Parrot) and more!
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Soulfly

Archangel

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Formed in 1997, Soulfly has become a mainstay in contemporary heavy metal. Led by former Sepultura vocalist Max Cavalera, Soulfly has released 9 full-length albums with combined sales of over 1 million records. Mixing many styles of metal with Brazilian tribal, world music and punk, Soulfly are known for crafting something completely unique in the modern heavy music landscape. Archangel, the band's 10th full-length release, was recorded in the Spring of 2015 with Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children of Bodom, Deftones). Armed with Max Cavalera's four-stringed guitars, unmistakable growl and instantly recognizable riffage, the muddy tones and constant rhythmic bounce of Soulfly has retained its gritty edge while pushing the boundaries of what's possible in metal. In the studio is lead guitarist Marc Rizzo (who has been in Soulfly almost as long as Max was in Sepultura), bassist Tony Campos (Static X, Ministry, Prong) and Max's 21 year-old son, Zyon, who splits his time between drumming in Lody Kong and Soulfly. Special appearances on Archangel by Todd Jones (Nails), Matt Young (King Parrot) and more!
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Venom Inc.

Ave

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2017 debut album from this metal outfit. When Venom released Welcome to Hell and Black Metal in the early 80s they paved the way for thousands of extreme metal bands across the world. Venom Inc consists of former Venom founders Jeffrey "Mantas" Dunn on guitar and Anthony "Abaddon" Bray on drums as well as former Venom bassist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan.
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Limited edition brown colored vinyl LP pressing. Regardless of your take on black metal forefathers Venom, they are the undisputed originators of extreme metal as we know it. Almost 40 years after their inception, the revitalized 1989-1992 line-up of guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn, vocalist/bassist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan and drummer Anthony "Abaddon" Bray have returned with a monster of an album entitled Avé. Venom Inc. Was born during an impromptu live set at 2015's Keep it True Festival in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. The on-stage reunion was a rousing success amongst Venom fans and music industry personnel alike, and although it was originally only set up for fun, Dolan began receiving numerous show offers for Venom Inc. #from booking agents around the world. What started as a live set to celebrate Venom's legacy immediately turned into a serious reunion discussion. While unexpected at the outset, the end result of this reunion is an album that true Venom fans will gladly add to the top of their playlists. Vocalist/bassist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan says, "We tried to shape Avé so that it comes at you dark, then it gets bright and heavy and just keeps growing into some kind of monster."
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Kadavar

Berlin

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German hard psych rockers Kadavar return with another slab of meaty metal! Their anticipated third studio album follows on from 2013's 'Abra Kadavar.' It's the deeply imprinted, unforgettable memories and impressions of continuous touring one can feel on 'Berlin' in every line and every strum. Though recorded live in the studio on the band's own analog gear again, it's distinctly audible that this time round the record turned out even deeper as far as songwriting and arrangements are concerned - and that Lindemann, Bartelt and Bouteloup have spent more time on the recordings than ever before.
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Blind Guardian

Beyond the Red Mirror

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Beyond the Red Mirror is the highly-anticipated tenth studio album by Germany’s favorite sons and metal’s most epic storytellers Blind Guardian. Prepare to have your senses overwhelmed.
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Most people haven’t heard of Esens, Germany, once home to Baroque composer Philipp Heinrich Erlebach. Nestled at whatever-end of Lower Saxony, where the East Frisian Islands form a barrier against the wailing North Sea, the town of 7,000 has slept the years away. However, rising death metal stars NAILED TO OBSCURITY are about to put Esens on the proverbial map with new album, “Black Frost”, their first for Nuclear Blast Records. Formed in 2005, NAILED TO OBSCURITY went through the usual ups and downs as a band. Mere months after forming, NAILED TO OBSCURITY issued their first demo, “Our Darkness”. While most bands live and die on the possibility of signing a label deal, NAILED TO OBSCURITY persevered, releasing their debut album, “Abyss”, independently in 2007. Since then the band has released two full length releases, “Opaque” (2013) and “King Delusion” (2017). Today, NAILED TO OBSCURITY remains a labor of love with band members spread out over Germany, but they still shack up on weekends in the rehearsal room in Esens to write together. That’s how new album, “Black Frost”, was born. Songs like 'Tears Of The Eyeless,' 'The Aberrant Host,' 'Road To Perdition,' and the magnificent title track were part of NAILED TO OBSCURITY’s weekend forays into the depths of melodic death metal (and beyond). The frantic pace at which “Black Frost” was written, however, didn’t impact the quality of songcraft. Whereas “King Delusion” focused on the pairing of savagery and melody, “Black Frost” changes up the formula. Call it maturity or desire to present ideas differently, NAILED TO OBSCURITY’s new songs churn, swirl, and coalesce around and into the band’s engaging if cloudy psychosocial lyrics.

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Deluxe Edition includes bonus DVD. In the history of heavy metal, not many bands can claim to be able to celebrate their breakthrough twice. Accept managed this four years ago after returning with their reunion record BLOOD OF THE NATIONS. Now BLIND RAGE, the latest installment in this amazing return is ready to write history once more. The band's creative streak has delivered a thunderstorm of riffs. Besides the 'red-Accept-line', as the band likes to call it, the only goal was to 'remain interesting.' Another factor that has turned into an Accept trademark is the voice of singer Mark Tornillo. With the course of the three albums, he has grown into his role as front man of these 'teutonic terrors.'
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Blind Rage

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“Blind Rage”, just like its two predecessors has been produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap.
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Decapitated

Blood Mantra

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Formed in 1996 Polish Tech Death masters Decapitated built a reputation over the years as one of the international leaders of their genre. Over their near 20-year career, Decapitated has released live studio albums, which are considered to be some of the most influential death metal releases of the 21st century. For their sixth full-length record, the band returned to Hertz Studio, located at Bialystok in their native Poland. Recording the new creation, entitled BLOOD MANTRA, has proven to be an extremely demanding process. The band has cross-bred various styles and sounds, setting the bar higher with this new release. Flirting with various tempos, mixing Death Metal with Grindcore, Block Metal atmosphere with more groove Ioden beats and Stoner-Rock vibes, there are also modern metal rhythmic riffs on DECAPITATED's latest output that hark back to their 2006 release, ORGANIC HALLUCINOSIS.
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Deluxe Edition includes a limited edition 48 page hardcover book created by Rafal Wechterowicz, Marco Vasco and long-time Machine Head art collaborator Strephon Taylor. Bay Area Metal Titans Machine Head, will release their eighth full-length album and Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut, Bloodstone & Diamonds, this Fall! The record was once again produced by Robb Flynn himself and Juan Urteaga (Testament, Vile), and like the last 7 out of 8 albums, was masterfully mixed by Colin Richardson (Carcass, fear Factory, Slipknot, behemoth. Devildriver). Additional tracking, editing, and mixing was done with heavy metal legend Andy Sneap (Exodus, Testament, Arch Enemy, Accept, Megadeth) and Steve Lagudi.
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LIMITED DIGIBOOK EDITION : 2016 album from Californian thrash metal elders featuring 'The Pale King'.
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Come one, come all to the demented, heinous bloodbath of a murder metal circus that declares Macabre's return: CARNIVAL OF KILLERS. Their first record in almost 10 years, following 2011's 'Grim Scary Tales', and just in time for their 35th anniversary as a band, Macabre's latest installment to it's catalogue will butcher your ears and derange your psyche! Judging by the title, one can positively assume CARNIVAL OF KILLERS contains stories of your favorite murderous psychos: Bundy, Speck, Gacy, Ramirez, and a slew of heinous killers never taken on by Macabre before. Prepare for another gore filled thrill ride from a band that originated in the 80's yet progresses to the edge of modern metal with clear production, expanded variety, and with a whole mess of nostalgic pleasure.
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Come one, come all to the demented, heinous bloodbath of a murder metal circus that declares Macabre's return: CARNIVAL OF KILLERS. Their first record in almost 10 years, following 2011's 'Grim Scary Tales', and just in time for their 35th anniversary as a band, Macabre's latest installment to it's catalogue will butcher your ears and derange your psyche! Judging by the title, one can positively assume CARNIVAL OF KILLERS contains stories of your favorite murderous psychos: Bundy, Speck, Gacy, Ramirez, and a slew of heinous killers never taken on by Macabre before. Prepare for another gore filled thrill ride from a band that originated in the 80's yet progresses to the edge of modern metal with clear production, expanded variety, and with a whole mess of nostalgic pleasure.
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Machine Head

Catharsis

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If heavy music stands for anything, it’s freedom. Formed in Oakland, California in 1991, Machine Head have forged a formidable reputation and huge global fan base by never surrendering their artistic liberty or compromising their belief in the power of heaviness. Exploding into the consciousness of metalheads worldwide with their seminal 1994 debut album ‘Burn My Eyes’, the band led by singer/guitarist Robb Flynn have consistently raged against the grain, producing a steady stream of lead-heavy but fiendishly inventive modern metal records that have both defined and redefined the sound of metal in the 21st century.

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Celebrating 30 years of In Flames and 20 years of the iconic "Clayman", Nuclear Blast is excited to re-issue "Clayman (20th Anniversary Edition)". Remastered and enhanced by Ted Jensen (PANTERA, DEFTONES, GOJIRA) the 20th Anniversary Edition features all new artwork and 5 new bonus tracks including a brand new instrumental medley and re-recorded versions of fan-favourites such as "Only For The Weak" and "Pinball Map". Re-recorded songs were produced by Howard Benson (MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, MOTÖRHEAD) and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge (GREEN DAY, ROB ZOMBIE).

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2020 release. Masters of enlightened, neck-wrecking turbo-thrash, Sylosis is returning to the barricades after four years of silence, armed with it's strongest album yet and a renewed sense of purpose. Cycle Of Suffering, the band's fifth album, is immediately recognizable as the most vital and explosive record yet to be released under the Sylosis name. While still bearing many of the band's expected sonic hallmarks, the likes of 'I Sever' and 'Shield' take a subtly ingenious approach to state-of-the-art thrash metal, infusing everything with a sense of perpetual invention and untrammelled intensity. There are huge melodies and gleaming hooks erupting throughout this sustained, 50-minute burst of cutting-edge brutality, but Cycle Of Suffering is bold and exploratory too: everything from slow-burning cautionary tale Calcified to the acoustic-led but venomous Arms Like A Noose indicates that Sylosis has evolved as a band, while it's leader's song writing blade has never been sharper. Cycle Of Suffering simply the best thing that Sylosis has ever produced.

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2020 release, the third album by the Swiss heavy metal band. The album was produced at the Little Creek Studio in Switzerland by V.O. Pulver (Pro-Pain, Destruction, Nervosa, Pänzer) and Destruction frontman Schmier, who helped and advised as a close friend of the band. Burning Witches - the all-female metal band - was founded during spring 2015 in Brugg, beautiful Switzerland, by guitar player Romana Kalkuhl.

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Formed in 1996 Nightwish have made a name for themselves all over the world. Nuclear Blast America is excited to finally re-issue some of the band’s most beloved records like “Once”, “Dark Passion Play” and the band’s 2009 live record “Made in Hong Kong (And in Various Other Places)”. This will also be the first time these records have been made available domestically on vinyl.

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Cradle of Filth continue to shock, excite, disgust and inspire in equal measures. Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa, the latest chapter of the band's dark history, is their ninth studio album and one of their fastest and most brutal yet. As an acquaintance of the band so aptly noted, this is like "Iron Maiden on crack in a graveyard of angels!".
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Cradle of Filth continue to shock, excite, disgust and inspire in equal measures. Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa, the latest chapter of the band's dark history, is their ninth studio album and one of their fastest and most brutal yet. As an acquaintance of the band so aptly noted, this is like "Iron Maiden on crack in a graveyard of angels!". Related Artists on Tour(What's this?)
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Hear ye, hear ye! Silent shadows have been reigning over the lands of the Twilight Kingdoms for a while for some very special reason... Diligent dwarves, eager elves, mighty mages and the entire realm has been dutifully gathering resources over the past few months in support of Swedish adventure metallers TWILIGHT FORCE crafting their new opus Dawn Of The Dragonstar, the band's follow-up to the much-loved Heroes Of Mighty Magic (2016). Once again recorded in the group's own Twilight Forge, the album will not only present ten new stories to their loyal Knights Of Twilight's Might, but also introduce the companions' new minnesinger, Allyon, who was called upon by the prophecies to join the fellowship in 2018. After wandering across several foreign shores to proclaim the illustrious tales of their two previous records alongside minstrels such as SABATON, ACCEPT, SONATA ARCTICA, and DRAGONFORCE among others, TWILIGHT FORCE will of course be lying in wait to claim the universe's playgrounds. A few European festival gatherings have already been announced, more to follow soon...!

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2017 release from the metal band. Since the release of the band's Nuclear Blast debut Hate (2013) Thy Art Is Murder has toured North America multiple times including runs with Parkway Drive, Slayer and others in addition to their own headlining runs across the continent. Dear Desolation is Thy Art Is Murder's third full length on Nuclear Blast. The album includes the single "Slaves Beyond Death".
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Nightwish

Decades: Live in Buenos Aires [Blu-ray / 2CD]

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Filmed in Buenos Aires the new Nightwish release “Decades: Live In Buenos Aires“ is a 21 song, 1 blu-ray & 2-cd collection featuring tracks spanning the bands 20+ year career

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Triple colored vinyl LP pressing. Recorded in Buenos Aires, Nightwish's Decades: Live In Buenos Aires is a 21 song vinyl collection featuring tracks spanning the band's 20+ year career.

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Recorded in Buenos Aires the new Nightwish release "Decades: Live In Buenos Aires" is a 3-disc vinyl collection featuring tracks spanning the bands 20+ year career
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Testament

Demonic

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Testament TITLE: Demonic Formed in 1983 around the Bay area of northern California, Testament rose to prominence alongside thrash luminaries like Metallica, Exodus and others. Since then the band has released eleven full length records, the last being "Brotherhood of the Snake" on Nuclear Blast in 2016. Testament is one of the true originators & innovators of American heavy metal and 30+ years in they still deliver on stage and on record! Testament is an American thrash metal band from Berkeley, California.
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Testament

Demonic [Brown LP]

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Brown Vinyl. Formed in 1983 around the Bay area of northern California, Testament rose to prominence alongside thrash luminaries like Metallica, Exodus and others. Testament is one of the true originators & innovators of American heavy metal and 30+ years in they still deliver on stage and on record!

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To celebrate the 10th anniversary of their milestone album “Design Your Universe”, an album that has become a fan favorite over the years, Epica will be re-issuing the record this October. The album will be remixed and remastered by Joost van den Broek and be accompanied with updated artwork and a second disc containing newly-recorded acoustic versions of songs from the “Design Your Universe” session.

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Carcass

Despicable

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2020 EP release. True metal originators, Carcass influenced extreme metal all over the globe with early records like Symphonies of Sickness (1989) and Heartwork (1993). After a seventeen year album sabbatical, critics and fans alike lauded 2013's Surgical Steel, the band's first record since Swansong (1996), and the bands return to form. Bigger than ever Carcass toured the world for years supporting the album. In the lead up to a new 2021 full length Carcass offer the Despicable EP. The 4-track collection is made up of songs not featured on the bands 2021 full length.

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Aenimus

Dreamcatcher

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Founded in the fertile grounds of San Francisco, CA, Aenimus is a progressive, extreme metal band who are set to release their Nuclear Blast debut “Dreamcatcher” this February. An earth shattering, 11 song concept album, “Dreamcatcher” revolves around some of the most intriguing and relatable subject matter of today’s modern society: Horror Stories. Taking influence from the novels and films The Shining, The Dead Zone, It, and the tales of Hannibal, the album is written in such a way where not only do the lyrics reflect these stories, but the music itself represents moments, emotions, and realizations from the characters of these classic tales; something to look forward to for any true metal-head, horror-loving fiend. The album also features guest appearances from Mike Semesky (Intervals, The HAARP Machine), Jamie Hanks (I Declare War), Brian James (Fallujah), Sims Cashion, Leonardo Guzman, and was mixed & mastered by Jamie King (Beneath The Buried and Me, The Contortionist).

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Aenimus

Dreamcatcher [LP]

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Founded in the fertile grounds of San Francisco, CA, Aenimus is a progressive, extreme metal band who are set to release their Nuclear Blast debut “Dreamcatcher” this February. An earth shattering, 11 song concept album, “Dreamcatcher” revolves around some of the most intriguing and relatable subject matter of today’s modern society: Horror Stories. Taking influence from the novels and films The Shining, The Dead Zone, It, and the tales of Hannibal, the album is written in such a way where not only do the lyrics reflect these stories, but the music itself represents moments, emotions, and realizations from the characters of these classic tales; something to look forward to for any true metal-head, horror-loving fiend. The album also features guest appearances from Mike Semesky (Intervals, The HAARP Machine), Jamie Hanks (I Declare War), Brian James (Fallujah), Sims Cashion, Leonardo Guzman, and was mixed & mastered by Jamie King (Beneath The Buried and Me, The Contortionist).

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Fallujah

Dreamless

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2016 album from the Bay Area metal band. From Fallujah's formation in 2007, the San Franciscans have melded brutality and brains into a sonic force with an unquestionable presence. The debut album, The Harvest Wombs, set the tech death world afire, with it's smart brawn and well-placed jazz-rock interludes. The group's follow-up album, The Flesh Prevails, further contrasted intensity with atmosphere. Fallujah, however, aren't content to be pigeonholed as tech death (or deathcore). Eager to not repeat The Flesh Prevails, Fallujah set out to write a paradigm shift on Dreamless. Written largely by guitarist Scott Carstairs at his home, Dreamless represents a band at the peak of their songwriting ability. According to Hoffman, songs like 'The Void Alone', 'Face Of Death', and 'Lacuna' feature less musical arithmetic and more groove, a trait that's underscored throughout Dreamless. Dreamless was produced at Sharkbite Studios (Exodus, High On Fire) with Zack Ohren again at the helm. Having produced both The Harvest Wombs and The Flesh Prevails, Ohren made it easy for Fallujah to return. The relationship between Fallujah and Ohren is closer to brotherhood than hired studio gun. He knows how Fallujah work as a team, and how to get the best out of individual performances. He's both taskmaster and cherished mentor. Plus, Ohren's a true gearhead, something Hofmann cherished while cutting tracks for Dreamless.
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Heavy music should address even heavier themes. Amidst a barrage of polyrhythmic jackhammer riffing, mind-bending percussion, electronic menace, and hypnotic vocal interplay, In Search of Solace raise poignant, provocative, and powerful questions. The Minnesota quartet—Jonny LaDuke [vocals], Nick Pocock [guitar, vocals], Clay Saver [bass], and Derek Ludgate [drums]—incite thought on their third full-length and first release for Sharptone Records, Enslaved to Tragedy. Since forming in 2014, the band quietly set the stage for such conversation. After the independent Consciousness EP, the group unleashed From Me / / From Within [2015] and Regression|Progression [2017]. International touring followed with opening slots for Of Virtue and more as well as packed support gigs at hometown haunts, including the legendary First Avenue. Returning from the road, the musicians dove into writing and recording what would become Enslaved to Tragedy.

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2018 release. Conceived in the heart of the Norwegian black metal scene in 1993, Dimmu Borgir quickly broke free from the boundaries of the genre, daring to combine a traditional raven black sound with opulent symphonic orchestration. Pioneers of their field, forging groundbreaking albums such as Enthrone Darkness Triumphant (1997), Spiritual Black Dimensions (1999), and Death Cult Armageddon (2003), Dimmu Borgir invaded the entire world with headline tours and eventually, after nine full-length studio releases, turned into the most influential act of their genre. Seven years have passed since their last manifesto Abrahadabra (2010), they are now returning to rip apart the space-time continuum with Eonian. The band explore their boundaries in every direction with this new record, with the black metal parts even rougher and darker than before, and the epic, orchestral moments pushed to their ultimate limits.
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Recorded and filmed in the German town of Oberhausen, Germany, Overkill pulled out two of their classic records! The first half of the release contains the band performing their entire 1991 classic, “Horrorscope”. The second half contains the band performing their 1985 debut, “Feel the Fire”.

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Testament TITLE: First Strike Still Deadly First Strike Still Deadly is a compilation album by Testament, released in 2001. It consists of re-recordings of songs released on The Legacy and The New Order, as well as a re-recording of "Reign of Terror", which was originally on Legacy's Demo 1 and was also a b-side from the "Trial by Fire" single. Testament is an American thrash metal band from Berkeley, California.
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2 CD.2 DVD. The first official Avantasia live DVD! This 2 DVD/2 CD set includes footage from two massive Euro festivals and highlights their biggest hits. This comprehensive collection highlights Avantasia's highly memorable first world tour that followed the international success of THE SCARECROW.
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2020 release. Pallbearer is back with Forgotten Days. Carefully plotted throughout 2019, the quartet's fourth long-player eschews the compositional maximalism that hoisted predecessor Heartless aloft for the heaviest groove and the most visceral hooks to come out of the Arkansans to date. Spread across eight towering tracks, Forgotten Days sees Pallbearer embracing their roots again, but this time with a doom-infused metallic spark that's infectious and transcendent. Indeed, this album is everything a Pallbearer fan could love. It is a raw and riveting evolution, filled with emotion and the unique downcast exuberance that has defined the band's storied career.

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Double vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. 2020 release. Pallbearer are back with Forgotten Days. Carefully plotted throughout 2019, the quartet's fourth long-player eschews the compositional maximalism that hoisted predecessor Heartless aloft for the heaviest groove and the most visceral hooks to come out of the Arkansans to date. Spread across eight towering tracks, Forgotten Days sees Pallbearer embracing their roots again, but this time with a doom-infused metallic spark that's infectious and transcendent. Indeed, this album is everything a Pallbearer fan could love. It is a raw and riveting evolution, filled with emotion and the unique downcast exuberance that has defined the band's storied career.

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Active since 1984, Blind Guardian is one of the most influential & revered bands in the metal genre. Nuclear Blast is excited to release 3 of the band’s classic albums in limited vinyl colors and remastered.

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Italian metal band Rhapsody of Fire are one of the most influential European metal over the past two decades. With their mixture of melodic metal and elements of classical music influenced by film scores, they helped create the Symphonic Metal genre. Originally called Thundercross and influenced by bands like Helloween and Blind Guardian, they have evolved into Rhapsody and finally Rhapsody of Fire and have made an indelible impact on the world of metal every step of the way. On this album, Rhapsody of Fire complete the epic story that has spanned 15 years and 10 full-length albums! Their passion for cinema has always been at the center of their songwriting approach as these albums are like stories within an ongoing novel, and from Chaos to Eternity is the final chapter. Full of orchestral grandeur, this album also features their trademark narration by LORD OF THE RINGS Christopher Lee!
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The highly-anticipated sophomore record "From Hell With Love" from Beast in Black, released for the first time in the US on vinyl!
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Since the early 90s Sweden’s Opeth have stretched the boundaries of heavy music. From the progressive death metal the band began with on classics like “Orchid” and “My Arms, Your Hearse” to the records like “Blackwater Park” and the band’s recent record, 2016’s “Sorceress”, Opeth has continually invited their growing audience along with them as they grew into the musically respected band they are today. Filmed and recorded in 2017 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside of Denver, “Garden of the Titans (Opeth Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre)” is a 2-CD/BLU-RAY + DVD release (along with several vinyl color formats) consisting of tracks spanning the band’s nearly 30 year career.

Opeth - Garden of the Titans (Opeth Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre) [2CD/Blu-ray/DVD]
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The Gathering is the eighth studio album by American thrash metal band Testament, released on June 8, 1999. It was the first release the band had done with Spitfire Records. [1] Co-produced by band members, Chuck Billy and Eric Peterson, this was the first album featuring new musicians Steve DiGiorgio on bass guitar and Dave Lombardo on drums. Billy, Peterson and Lombardo, along with longtime Testament collaborator Del James, are also given composer credits on the album. Formed in 1983 around the Bay area of northern California, Testament rose to prominence alongside thrash luminaries like Metallica, Exodus and others. Since then the band has released eleven full length records, the last being "Brotherhood of the Snake" on Nuclear Blast in 2016. Testament is one of the true originators & innovators of American heavy metal and 30+ years in they still deliver on stage and on record!
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It’s classic Fear Factory sound, the sound that fans have always expected, but I think because we are taking our time, the songs are really well crafted…without losing the edge or the angst, without losing the essence of Fear Factory.” – Burton C Bell (vocalist) Recorded in part at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, CA with longtime collaborator Rhys Fulber (Frontline Assembly, Delerium) and Mike Plotnikoff (Red, Kelly Clarkson), Fear Factory’s 9th studio albumis entitled “Genexus”. Mixed by the legendary Andy Sneap), “Genexus” is the band’s debut on Nuclear Blast Entertainment and a powerful return to form for one of the originators of “cyber-metal”. Fear Factory’s previous release, 2012’s “The Industrialist”, sold over 9,000 copies in the first week of release in the USA and debuted at #38 on the Billboard Top 200.
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Fear Factory

Genexus Jewel

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It’s classic Fear Factory sound, the sound that fans have always expected, but I think because we are taking our time, the songs are really well crafted…without losing the edge or the angst, without losing the essence of Fear Factory.” – Burton C Bell (vocalist) Recorded in part at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, CA with longtime collaborator Rhys Fulber (Frontline Assembly, Delerium) and Mike Plotnikoff (Red, Kelly Clarkson), Fear Factory’s 9th studio albumis entitled “Genexus”. Mixed by the legendary Andy Sneap), “Genexus” is the band’s debut on Nuclear Blast Entertainment and a powerful return to form for one of the originators of “cyber-metal”. Fear Factory’s previous release, 2012’s “The Industrialist”, sold over 9,000 copies in the first week of release in the USA and debuted at #38 on the Billboard Top 200.
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A Godfather figure is understood to be a purveyor of genre; a pioneer in a particular realm of creation. Perhaps more importantly, and after over 3 decades molding the Hardcore realm, AGNOSTIC FRONT have protected and nurtured Hardcore music in such a way that it still exists healthily & in its proper form, today. As a band that has cultivated their reputation with honesty, and that prioritizes affirming their social messages to the world, “GET LOUD!” is well suited as the title for their 12th, full length studio album. For such a memorable album, the reappearance of “Cause for Alarm” artist Sean Taggart was vital in order to deliver a piece of art that perfectly combined the old school with the current state of the world. Bringing the “Cause for Alarm” characters back to life in a new age, the artwork will be familiar to AGNOSTIC FRONT fans the world over, but still maintains a modern freshness. When “Cause for Alarm” was initially released in 1986 it was a distinguished and prosperous time for the world of Hardcore, and it is that time, and that vibe, that this album aspires to reassert.

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A Godfather figure is understood to be a purveyor of genre; a pioneer in a particular realm of creation. Perhaps more importantly, and after over 3 decades molding the Hardcore realm, AGNOSTIC FRONT have protected and nurtured Hardcore music in such a way that it still exists healthily & in its proper form, today. As a band that has cultivated their reputation with honesty, and that prioritizes affirming their social messages to the world, “GET LOUD!” is well suited as the title for their 12th, full length studio album. For such a memorable album, the reappearance of “Cause for Alarm” artist Sean Taggart was vital in order to deliver a piece of art that perfectly combined the old school with the current state of the world. Bringing the “Cause for Alarm” characters back to life in a new age, the artwork will be familiar to AGNOSTIC FRONT fans the world over, but still maintains a modern freshness. When “Cause for Alarm” was initially released in 1986 it was a distinguished and prosperous time for the world of Hardcore, and it is that time, and that vibe, that this album aspires to reassert.

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Formed in 2009 by Lucas Mann, Rings of Saturn wasn’t made just to be a studio project but rather a fully-fledged band. The interstellar beings contacted Mann after he opened an inter-dimensional portal using the Art of Shred. For years after, they would speak to Mann in Archaic Sumerian of their invasion plans. The interactions, or rather instructions, prompted Mann to write the music in response. Albums of complex, experimental, and sonically heavy music followed. Embryonic Anomaly (2009 - Self Released / 2010 - Unique Leader), Dingir (2012 - Unique Leader), Lugal Ki En (2014 - Unique Leader), Ultu Ulla (2017 - Nuclear Blast), and the upcoming Gidim (2019 - Nuclear Blast) were the byproduct of Mann absorbing, reinterpreting, and projecting back a language resonant from another world. To harness the wicked intricacies on the new album Gidim, guitarist and mastermind Mann, vocalist Ian Bearer, guitarist Joel Omans, and session drummer Lord Marco (aka Marco Pitruzzella) relied on the violent vibrations caused by the new songs “Pustules,” “Mental Prolapse,” and “The Husk” to hear the otherworldly invasion message. Mann and team conjured even stranger things, odder shapes, accelerating fast and faster to attain full understanding of their inevitable fate. Songs like “Tormented Consciousness,” “Genetic Inheritance,” and “Gidim (Instrumental Title Track)” were envisioned. They harkened back, yet were future-proof in composition, style, and tone. Since the last message from Planet X was positively ominous, Rings of Saturn called on Mark Lewis (Whitechapel, Carnifex) to record vocals, as well as perform the technical ritual of mixing and mastering. The material on Gidim wasn’t a quiver but a next-level tremor, so they implored the Nashville-based veteran to amp up the songs, putting the band on a whole new level of production quality. Due to the multi-state spread of Rings of Saturn, Joel Omans’ solo work and Lord Marcos drum work were shipped to Mann for assembly at Mann Studios in Texas. It was in the Lone Star State where Gidim came into view, with Mann responsible for the majority of writing and composition, guitar recordings, as well as bass and synthesizer, following the methodical pattern of previous Rings of Saturn records. Whatever was to happen next at the behest of murderous inhumanoids, Gidim would sound clear, punchy yet melt minds.

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Sabaton

Great War

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Sweden’s Sabaton are one of the most unique, exciting and beloved bands in modern metal. The band has carved out a reputation as one of the hardest working bands in the business, gaining legions of fans across the globe. Since the band’s inception in 1999 they have delivered eight highly regarded studio albums, two of which, “Carolus Rex (2012) and “Heroes” (2014), have been certified platinum in the band’s home country. Additionally Sabaton has scored multiple industry awards and nominations, not to mention launching their own annual festival and cruise.

Comprised of eleven new tracks, “The Great War” is Sabaton’s ninth studio album. A concept record, “The Great War” was written around the retelling of battles and experiences during World War 1
- The limited edition History Version contains short introductions to each track and places the listener in the battle and explains it’s signifigance in the war

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Sweden’s Sabaton are one of the most unique, exciting and beloved bands in modern metal. The band has carved out a reputation as one of the hardest working bands in the business, gaining legions of fans across the globe. Since the band’s inception in 1999 they have delivered eight highly regarded studio albums, two of which, “Carolus Rex (2012) and “Heroes” (2014), have been certified platinum in the band’s home country. Additionally Sabaton has scored multiple industry awards and nominations, not to mention launching their own annual festival and cruise.

Comprised of eleven new tracks, “The Great War” is Sabaton’s ninth studio album. A concept record, “The Great War” was written around the retelling of battles and experiences during World War 1
- The limited edition History Version contains short introductions to each track and places the listener in the battle and explains it’s signifigance in the war

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Having been three years since the release of their previous album – this has been the longest gap in the band's murky history. This highly anticipated and caliginous creation was brought to fruition in Britain’s Witch County, in darkest rural Suffolk at the reputedly haunted Grindstone Studios. The album’s title is named after the ‘Malleus Maleficarum’, a medieval document of guidelines regarding the persecution and torture of witches – but CRADLE OF FILTH’s title version is more retributory. It’s the Hammer Of The Witches; the hammer is in the witches' hands. It's payback time.
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Having been three years since the release of their previous album – this has been the longest gap in the band's murky history. This highly anticipated and caliginous creation was brought to fruition in Britain’s Witch County, in darkest rural Suffolk at the reputedly haunted Grindstone Studios. The album’s title is named after the ‘Malleus Maleficarum’, a medieval document of guidelines regarding the persecution and torture of witches – but CRADLE OF FILTH’s title version is more retributory. It’s the Hammer Of The Witches; the hammer is in the witches' hands. It's payback time.
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Coming from the small city of Grande Prairie, Alberta in Northern Canada, Arrival of Autumn started as a band with a mission to play music without compromise and carve their way through the music scene on their own terms. Since the band didn't come up in a big city scene with regular promoters, venues, and attendees this was a necessary strategy. The band had to learn how to make their own opportunities, and did this by putting on their own shows, playing the roll of booking agent, finding the venues to play, and promoting to every possible person in every possible way. This work ethic paid off, as every show was a lesson learned, and each new show came with a bigger audience than the last; more people were introduced to the band, and other bands from other cities began to take notice. Arrival of Autumn were able to impress Nuclear Blast A&R legend Monte Conner and show him the strength of their vision. The band started with humble roots, in a small city in the middle of nowhere. The whole time knowing it was never about where they came from, but where they had the drive and willingness to go.

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Crystal Lake

Helix

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Formed in 2002 the Japanese band Crystal Lake began influenced by mid-90s hardcore bands. Since then the band’s style and genre has evolved into a more chaotic, metal sound. The band’s international profile has grown as well with tours in South Korea, Japan, Australia and most of Europe. In 2019 Sharptone Records is excited to release the band’s full length “Helix”, the band’s first release for the label.

In addition to releasing “Helix” Crystal Lake will be joining August Burns Red, Miss May I and Fit for a King on tour through North America beginning Jan 24 through Mar 2

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Sabaton

Heroes

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Sabaton's latest album, HEROES, is a concept record based on different historical 20th century wars and battles, telling fascinating stories about heroic men and women on their dangerous missions on battlefields and other belligerent locations, such as Auschwitz. Music-wise, HEROES will strike the metal scene like a fighter aircraft from the clear sky. After serving some ultra-catchy, more traditional Sabaton epics, this Falun-quinet dives into more unprecedented territory with songs such as the powerful 'The Ballad of Bull,' Western-movie themed 'To Hell and Back' and guitar-driven 'Resist and Bite' - the latter one being some of the most up-to-date performances on the endlessly vibrant album.
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Children Of Bodom

Hexed

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Formed in Espoo, Finland in 1993, CHILDREN OF BODOM had an extraordinary start to their career. Their ‘90s take off was impressive, almost all of their albums have earned platinum or gold status in Finland and over the past twenty five years they‘ve become regulars on some of the world‘s biggest stages. 2019 beckons in a new era for a revitalized and bloodthirsty Hate Crew, who will present their 10th studio album “Hexed” on March 8th. It’s been three years since the release of “I Worship Chaos”. History tells us that having an extensive time frame to work on a project can often result in procrastination and loss of focus – but with “Hexed” the reverse has manifest in this 11 track, impressively stripped back melo-death, rock-n-roll-rampage. “Hexed” is a high-energy, up-tempo record seething with new life but also all of the Children of Bodom trademarks that millions of fans around the world have grown to appreciate. Their mix of melo-death meets blackened thrash with a neo-classical twist, and piercing keyboards peppered with the band’s venomous vocal bile, is what makes a Bodom spread so engaging. And it also explains why the Hate Crew continues to wow crowds across the globe, their reputation continues to grow as a fearsome live act with incredible technical proficiency.

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“High Crimes” is the first album in 8 years from The Damned Things. Fronted by Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die) and backed up by the likes of Scott Ian on guitar (Anthrax), Joe Trohman also on guitar (Fall Out Boy), Andy Hurley on drums (Fall Out Boy) and Dan Andriano on bass (Alkaline Trio), The Damned Things sprung out of Ian and Trohman’s love of Thin Lizzy and catchy, dirty rock ‘n roll. The band’s Nuclear Blast debut was recorded by Jay Ruston (Fall Out Boy, Coheed and Cambria etc) and will be released April 26 2019.

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Graveyard

Hisingen Blues

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Though this is only Graveyard's second album, they are known for their doom metal meets stoner rock debut album that brought them Stateside for a stellar and much hyped live event at South by Southwest in 2008. Since then, the band have acquired a remarkable maturity that takes them far beyond their roots and into truly unique territory. They are a band whose influences can be heard, but who blend the varied sounds into a coherent, original album that is absolutely faithful and devoid of irony. With HISINGEN BLUES, Graveyard have catapulted themselves into that rare space where authenticity is evident and effortless and the result is simultaneously catchy and surprising.
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Includes Bonus Track. Rare is it for a band to live up to their name so profusely. Since their formation in 2006, New South Wales' Thy Art is Murder has made killing their business and as ol' Dave would say, business is good. Their nightmarish void is one where resistance is futile, you can but sit helplessly as the relentless blast beats and gut ripping guitars pummel you sideways in the best possible way, of course.
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Thy Art Is Murder

Holy War

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Rare is it for a band to live up to their name so profusely. Since their formation in 2006, New South Wales' Thy Art is Murder has made killing their business and as ol' Dave would say, business is good. Their nightmarish void is one where resistance is futile, you can but sit helplessly as the relentless blast beats and gut ripping guitars pummel you sideways in the best possible way, of course.
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Privatized prisons enforce police states, where nonviolent offenders languish for decades. Pharmaceuticals numb the mind. Social media distracts the spirit. All while the very planet lurches toward an inevitable climate disaster that will extinguish humanity. Against this backdrop of postmodern dystopia, chaos, and confusion, arrives “Human Target”, the earth-scorching fifth album from extreme metal titans THY ART IS MURDER. Australia’s most brutally alarming cultural export since George Miller’s Mad Max franchise makes music that serves as a loud last gasp against the ever-encroaching void. It’s a blazing light of nihilistic despondency before the final darkness. Fusing authentic crushing death metal with blackened fury and flashes of knuckle-dragging stomp, THY ART IS MURDER exorcise the pangs of mortality and the pains of socio-political trauma. THY ART IS MURDER’s thinking-person’s blackened death metal has challenged and inspired audiences around the globe, from top-tier genre festivals like Download, Graspop, Hellfest, and Summer Breeze; to high-profile tours supporting KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, PARKWAY DRIVE, and ARCHITECTS; to multiple headlining and co-headlining shows. In their native country, they’ve charted higher than any other homegrown extreme metal band. They even toured North America with SLAYER as part of Rockstar Mayhem.

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Privatized prisons enforce police states, where nonviolent offenders languish for decades. Pharmaceuticals numb the mind. Social media distracts the spirit. All while the very planet lurches toward an inevitable climate disaster that will extinguish humanity. Against this backdrop of postmodern dystopia, chaos, and confusion, arrives “Human Target”, the earth-scorching fifth album from extreme metal titans THY ART IS MURDER. Australia’s most brutally alarming cultural export since George Miller’s Mad Max franchise makes music that serves as a loud last gasp against the ever-encroaching void. It’s a blazing light of nihilistic despondency before the final darkness. Fusing authentic crushing death metal with blackened fury and flashes of knuckle-dragging stomp, THY ART IS MURDER exorcise the pangs of mortality and the pains of socio-political trauma. THY ART IS MURDER’s thinking-person’s blackened death metal has challenged and inspired audiences around the globe, from top-tier genre festivals like Download, Graspop, Hellfest, and Summer Breeze; to high-profile tours supporting KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, PARKWAY DRIVE, and ARCHITECTS; to multiple headlining and co-headlining shows. In their native country, they’ve charted higher than any other homegrown extreme metal band. They even toured North America with SLAYER as part of Rockstar Mayhem.

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Nightwish

HUMAN. :II: NATURE. [2CD]

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When Finnish sextet NIGHTWISH announce a new studio album people tend to take notice. They know that something special is brewing. Band leader Tuomas Holopainen once said that whenever he creates a new record he has the intention of capturing something rare and unique, a monument and a true album experience. In 2020 he’s certain to achieve his objective once again. NIGHTWISH have completed the recordings for “HUMAN. :II: NATURE.”, their 9th studio album.

“HUMAN. :II: NATURE.” will be released on 10th April 2020. The long-awaited record, following 2015’s critically-acclaimed, conceptual masterpiece “Endless Forms Most Beautiful”, will be a double album containing 9 tracks on the main CD and one long track, divided into eight chapters on CD 2.

“HUMAN. :II: NATURE.” was recorded from August to October 2019 at Röskö campsite, Petrax Studios and Troykington Castle, as well as Finnvox Studios, by Tero Kinnunen, Mikko Karmila and Troy Donockley. The mixing was done by Mikko Karmila at Finnvox, with Tuomas Holopainen and Tero Kinnunen. Mastering was done by Mika Jussila at Finnvox.

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When Finnish sextet NIGHTWISH announce a new studio album people tend to take notice. They know that something special is brewing. Band leader Tuomas Holopainen once said that whenever he creates a new record he has the intention of capturing something rare and unique, a monument and a true album experience. In 2020 he’s certain to achieve his objective once again. NIGHTWISH have completed the recordings for “HUMAN. :II: NATURE.”, their 9th studio album.

“HUMAN. :II: NATURE.” will be released on 10th April 2020. The long-awaited record, following 2015’s critically-acclaimed, conceptual masterpiece “Endless Forms Most Beautiful”, will be a double album containing 9 tracks on the main CD and one long track, divided into eight chapters on CD 2.

“HUMAN. :II: NATURE.” was recorded from August to October 2019 at Röskö campsite, Petrax Studios and Troykington Castle, as well as Finnvox Studios, by Tero Kinnunen, Mikko Karmila and Troy Donockley. The mixing was done by Mikko Karmila at Finnvox, with Tuomas Holopainen and Tero Kinnunen. Mastering was done by Mika Jussila at Finnvox.

Nightwish - HUMAN. :II: NATURE. [Limited Edition Brown/Orange Swirl 3LP]
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Ascending from the depths, the almighty DEATH ANGEL return to offer their latest, energy fueled masterpiece: “Humanicide.” A return to the wolves alongside a survivalist pack mentality are what fuel the powerful themes erupting from these fresh metal anthems. In a modern capitalist society where selfishness reigns and communal help and survival are things of the past, Death Angel produces sounds and symbols that point out the truths of attempting to exist safely in the present day. The title itself describes a plain in which humans, after generations of violence, regression, and hate, have finally extinguished themselves into dust. The wasteland they left behind is populated only by those creatures that passionately depend on their pack for survival: The Wolves. Gnashing their teeth and struggling to survive in an abandoned world, the wolves are back and galloping fiercely across the cover of the album. Adorned in the war skins of their enemies and the creatures they’ve killed together in order to survive, the powerful messages of the songs can be seen in Brent Elliott White’s fantastic piece of art.

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Symphony X

Iconoclast

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On Symphony Xs eighth studio album, the iconic progressive metal band deliver their most intense and thought-provoking album yet. Truly one of the most innovative bands on the planet, ICONOCLAST is the result of years of hard work, dedicated craftsmanship and an innate sense of melody and hooks so infectious they rival their prior brilliant catalog of work.
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Originally formed in 1979 the Michael Schenker Group has had an enormous impact on hard rock and heavy metal. Whether it is influencing the likes of Metalica, Megadeth, Pantera and more, Michael Schenker and his iconic black and white Dean Flying V are truly and utterly invincible
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The Michael Schenker Group

Immortal [LP]

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Originally formed in 1979 the Michael Schenker Group has had an enormous impact on hard rock and heavy metal. Whether it is influencing the likes of Metalica, Megadeth, Pantera and more, Michael Schenker and his iconic black and white Dean Flying V are truly and utterly invincible
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Sweden’s Opeth are preparing to release their most important record to date with “In Cauda Venenum”. Certainly, fans and critics will have their opinion, but few records in the Swedes’ oeuvre are as engaging, delicate, panoramic, intense, and musical as Opeth’s lucky thirteenth. Sporting a clever Travis Smith cover—replete with inside jokes and a nod to King Diamond—a masterful Park Studios (The Hellacopters, Graveyard) production, Opeth’s usual five-star musicianship, and lyrics entirely in Swedish, “In Cauda Venenum” raises the bar markedly. While a record in Swedish is a first—there’s also an English version—for frontman and founding member Mikael Åkerfeldt, the 10 songs on offer feel and sound completely natural. As if years of listening to and being a fan of Swedish rock and hard rock has paid off. In a way, Opeth have come home. But the Swedish lyrics of the primary edition of “In Cauda Venenum” shouldn’t distract from the quality presented in Opeth’s new songs, the lot of which sneak up and take control after repeated listens. “In Cauda Venenum” is like that, tricky in its complicated simplicity, resourceful in its ability to charm with delightful if wistful melodies. Really, it’s just Opeth being Opeth.

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Sweden’s Opeth are preparing to release their most important record to date with “In Cauda Venenum”. Certainly, fans and critics will have their opinion, but few records in the Swedes’ oeuvre are as engaging, delicate, panoramic, intense, and musical as Opeth’s lucky thirteenth. Sporting a clever Travis Smith cover—replete with inside jokes and a nod to King Diamond—a masterful Park Studios (The Hellacopters, Graveyard) production, Opeth’s usual five-star musicianship, and lyrics entirely in Swedish, “In Cauda Venenum” raises the bar markedly. While a record in Swedish is a first—there’s also an English version—for frontman and founding member Mikael Åkerfeldt, the 10 songs on offer feel and sound completely natural. As if years of listening to and being a fan of Swedish rock and hard rock has paid off. In a way, Opeth have come home. But the Swedish lyrics of the primary edition of “In Cauda Venenum” shouldn’t distract from the quality presented in Opeth’s new songs, the lot of which sneak up and take control after repeated listens. “In Cauda Venenum” is like that, tricky in its complicated simplicity, resourceful in its ability to charm with delightful if wistful melodies. Really, it’s just Opeth being Opeth.

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Sweden’s Opeth are preparing to release their most important record to date with “In Cauda Venenum”. Certainly, fans and critics will have their opinion, but few records in the Swedes’ oeuvre are as engaging, delicate, panoramic, intense, and musical as Opeth’s lucky thirteenth. Sporting a clever Travis Smith cover—replete with inside jokes and a nod to King Diamond—a masterful Park Studios (The Hellacopters, Graveyard) production, Opeth’s usual five-star musicianship, and lyrics entirely in Swedish, “In Cauda Venenum” raises the bar markedly. While a record in Swedish is a first—there’s also an English version—for frontman and founding member Mikael Åkerfeldt, the 10 songs on offer feel and sound completely natural. As if years of listening to and being a fan of Swedish rock and hard rock has paid off. In a way, Opeth have come home. But the Swedish lyrics of the primary edition of “In Cauda Venenum” shouldn’t distract from the quality presented in Opeth’s new songs, the lot of which sneak up and take control after repeated listens. “In Cauda Venenum” is like that, tricky in its complicated simplicity, resourceful in its ability to charm with delightful if wistful melodies. Really, it’s just Opeth being Opeth.

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2012 album from the Australian Death Metal band.
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A group that stands for no boundaries, no limits at all. Playing all sorts of rockish music makes Graveyard stand out from the crowd. Be it classic rock, blues, jazz, folk - you name it - the authentic quintet makes it sound real at any time. With wide influences spreading throughout different genres, Graveyard always stay top notch in what they do - giving the listener a broadened spectrum of emotions, moods and feelings. Black Sabbath meets Rolling Stones meets Led Zeppelin Meets Janis Joplin... The list could go on longer and longer. While other bands just count on their neo satanic attitude or revived old school imagery, Graveyard deliver it all along with stunning tunes that take you on a journey to a long lost decade of true musicianship. Recorded at Atlantis Studios in Stockholm by Janne Hansson, Innocence And Decadence is Graveyard's fourth full-length release.
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Double vinyl LP pressing. A group that stands for no boundaries, no limits at all. Playing all sorts of rockish music makes Graveyard stand out from the crowd. Be it classic rock, blues, jazz, folk - you name it - the authentic quintet makes it sound real at any time. With wide influences spreading throughout different genres, Graveyard always stay top notch in what they do - giving the listener a broadened spectrum of emotions, moods and feelings. Black Sabbath meets Rolling Stones meets Led Zeppelin Meets Janis Joplin... The list could go on longer and longer. While other bands just count on their neo satanic attitude or revived old school imagery, Graveyard deliver it all along with stunning tunes that take you on a journey to a long lost decade of true musicianship. Recorded at Atlantis Studios in Stockholm by Janne Hansson, Innocence And Decadence is Graveyard's fourth full-length release.
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Korpiklaani

Jylha

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2021 release. Korpiklaani are unique. Their blend of Finnish folk music and heavy metal is like no other. Like traditional folk music that tells tales of joy, heartbreak and stories of old, Korpiklaani brings new life to these tales adding the high energy of rock 'n roll and heavy metal. What you hear on record is what you hear live; authentic, honest and a lot of fun. Korpiklaani is a natural representation of our journey in this life, bringing music and emotions that can have you dancing all night, to quiet moments of melancholy. Jylhä continues this journey with a collection of tales of folklore, nature, celebration and three stories of murder, including the infamous Lake Bodom murders.
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Keep Of Kalessin

Kolossus

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Keep of Kalessin are THE masters of epic extreme metal! On their Nuclear Blast debut, the band take their unique and unmistakably progressive sound to a level that goes far beyond their raw, black metal roots. Mainman Obsidian C. is a former live guitarist.
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White Stones

Kuarahy

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2020 release by the death metal band formed Opeth bassist Martín Mendéz. For Mendéz, White Stones is a return to his roots, both musically and personally, as the groove-oriented death metal band was named after his birthplace in Uruguay. Fans shouldn't read too far into the bassist's election to start a death metal band as Opeth notably abandoned the aggressive, more extreme elements of their sound starting in 2011 with the release of Heritage. "I am 100 percent comfortable with what we're doing with Opeth," Mendéz reassured his fans.

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It’s been 3 years since their last album “Noita” was released and the Finnish Folk Metal Superstars KORPIKLAANI are about to offer their 10th studio album entitled “Kulkija” (“Wanderer”), set for a September 7th, 2018 release. Including 14 tracks, “Kulkija” is their longest album, but also their most natural sounding one, to date. From the first to the last tone, a unique atmosphere guides the listeners through a long journey. Instrumentally, the band continues the way they had already started with “Manala” (2012) to “Noita” (2015). Lyrically, the album deals with the album’s title character, the wanderer. He appears in every song and every single track represents one of his life situations. 

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Municipal Waste

Last Rager

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Virginia Metalheads MUNICIPAL WASTE return with a fresh EP for fall 2019. It’s been few years and several hundred live shows since the Waste oozed out the much celebrated Slime and Punishment album. Back with 4 ripper tracks that embrace all the bands punk and street metal roots without clutching the past. That honest formula has led the Waste to innovate the festival scene with the opening track and party of the summer “Wave of Death”. Charged by the exotic and biting wit of vocalist Tony Foresta. Turbo charged by the dual guitar aggression of Ryan Waste and Nick Poulos. Locked in and ready for takeoff by rhythm section LandPhil Hall on bass and Dave Witte on Drums. Partiers, you’ve been taught the “Art” and now it is time for an advanced lesson. Thrashers on alert! MUNICIPAL WASTE is delivering, The Last Rager.

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Municipal Waste

The Last Rager [Yellow/Blue Splatter LP]

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Virginia Metalheads MUNICIPAL WASTE return with a fresh EP for fall 2019. It’s been few years and several hundred live shows since the Waste oozed out the much celebrated Slime and Punishment album. Back with 4 ripper tracks that embrace all the bands punk and street metal roots without clutching the past. That honest formula has led the Waste to innovate the festival scene with the opening track and party of the summer “Wave of Death”. Charged by the exotic and biting wit of vocalist Tony Foresta. Turbo charged by the dual guitar aggression of Ryan Waste and Nick Poulos. Locked in and ready for takeoff by rhythm section LandPhil Hall on bass and Dave Witte on Drums. Partiers, you’ve been taught the “Art” and now it is time for an advanced lesson. Thrashers on alert! MUNICIPAL WASTE is delivering, The Last Rager.

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SABATON / LAST STAND If you have any doubts, please update your books now: our favorite Swedish war machine Sabaton are on their way to the absolute top of the heavy metal world. "We have done a majestic record and we couldn't be happier with it. Is »The Last Stand« Sabaton's strongest album to date? Well, time will tell us that, but one thing is 100 % guaranteed: on the record, there are lots of songs that will go down in Sabaton's own hall of fame, says the band founder and bassist Pär Sundström. "The Last Stand contains all the elements that our fans could ask for, adds the band's main composer and singer Joakim Brodén. "The new record tells a victorious tale of Sabaton in 2016, and even further. Lots of fresh ideas and unprecedented magic can be heard on these new tunes - for example, check out bagpipe and Hammond driven major key song 'Blood Of Bannockburn'. We have never done anything like that before.
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The coins dropping and clinging into the arcade game machines, the lights of the pachinkos and the lively Tokyo district have fuelled the musical inspiration and visual universe of a dirty bunch of furyos, dunces to the core, who thrive on Shonen Manga. The 5 band members have witnessed the golden age that has seen the birth and global expansion of American Hip-Hop, of MACHINE HEAD's and PANTERA's powerful groove metal, of New-York Hardcore, and of the catchy but uncompromising vibes of RATM, KORN or DEFTONES. ROTN is the merger of those two worlds: the messages of hope, bravery, and revenge spread by classic 80's Manga characters such as Kenshiro, Seiya, or Kawato, are brought to the listener's face through deadly thrash riffing and a destructive flow of words.
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Promising to be one of the most ambitious projects in metal history, BLIND GUARDIAN’s upcoming release will be well worth the wait. The idea of recording an orchestral album originally formed in the minds of the two leading lights of the BLIND GUARDIAN universe - guitarist André Olbrich and singer Hansi Kürsch - during the 1990s when BLIND GUARDIAN started to use orchestral elements to enhance their opulent sound. Today, they reveal the album's amazing cover artwork, which was created by the renowned artist Gyula Havancsák.

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Promising to be one of the most ambitious projects in metal history, BLIND GUARDIAN’s upcoming release will be well worth the wait. The idea of recording an orchestral album originally formed in the minds of the two leading lights of the BLIND GUARDIAN universe - guitarist André Olbrich and singer Hansi Kürsch - during the 1990s when BLIND GUARDIAN started to use orchestral elements to enhance their opulent sound. Today, they reveal the album's amazing cover artwork, which was created by the renowned artist Gyula Havancsák.

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Testament

Live At Eindhoven

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Testament TITLE: Live At Eindhoven Live at Eindhoven is a live recording by Testament, released in 1987 on Megaforce Records for Europe in 1987 and the US in 1990. It was recorded at the Dynamo Open Air Festival in Eindhoven, Netherlands on June 8 of that year. A remastered version of the album, featuring the band's entire performance and new cover artwork, was released on April 14, 2009. Chuck Billy: vocals Alex Skolnick: lead guitar Eric Peterson: rhythm guitar Greg Christian: bass guitar Louie Clemente: drums
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Testament TITLE: Live At The Fillmore Live at the Fillmore is a live album by the thrash metal band Testament. It was released in 1995 on Prosthetic Records. The first fourteen tracks are live recordings and the last three are semi-acoustic versions of previously released songs. Formed in 1983 around the Bay area of northern California, Testament rose to prominence alongside thrash luminaries like Metallica, Exodus and others. Since then the band has released eleven full length records, the last being "Brotherhood of the Snake" on Nuclear Blast in 2016. Testament is one of the true originators & innovators of American heavy metal and 30+ years in they still deliver on stage and on record!
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Testament

Testament - Live at the Fillmore - VINYL

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Blue Vinyl. Testament ?- Live At The Fillmore Live at the Fillmore is a live album by the thrash metal band Testament. It was released in 1995. Chuck Billy: vocals, Eric Peterson: rhythm/lead/acoustic guitar, James Murphy: lead/rhythm/acoustic guitar, Greg Christian: bass guitar, Jon Dette: drums
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Swedish visionary metallers Soilwork have announced to release their highly anticipated first every live DVD/BluRay, “Live in the Heart of Helsinki” on April 7, 2015. Recorded during the band’s special Helsinki show on March 21, 2014 at Circus Club in the Finnish capital and will feature guest appearances by floor Jansen (Nightwish, Revamp) and Nathan J. Biggs (Sonic Syndicate).
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Swedish visionary metallers Soilwork have announced to release their highly anticipated first every live DVD/BluRay, “Live in the Heart of Helsinki” on April 7, 2015. Recorded during the band’s special Helsinki show on March 21, 2014 at Circus Club in the Finnish capital and will feature guest appearances by floor Jansen (Nightwish, Revamp) and Nathan J. Biggs (Sonic Syndicate).
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As a rock icon and filmmaker with a unique vision, Rob Zombie has continuously challenged audiences as he stretches the boundaries of both music and film. He has sold more than fifteen million albums worldwide, and is the only artist to experience unprecedented success in both music and film as the writer/director of eight feature films with a worldwide gross totaling more than $150 million.

October 2020 sees the release of the first new ZOMBIE track and video in over four years - "King Freak: A Crypt Of Preservation And Superstition" off of the forthcoming full-length album entitled The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy. A classic ZOMBIE album through and through with high-energy rages like The Eternal Struggles of the Howling Man and Get Loose to heavy-groove thumpers like Shadow Of The Cemetery Man and Shake Your Ass-Smoke Your Grass . This new slab of ZOMBIE madness hits in early 2021.

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As a rock icon and filmmaker with a unique vision, Rob Zombie has continuously challenged audiences as he stretches the boundaries of both music and film. He has sold more than fifteen million albums worldwide, and is the only artist to experience unprecedented success in both music and film as the writer/director of eight feature films with a worldwide gross totaling more than $150 million.

October 2020 sees the release of the first new ZOMBIE track and video in over four years - "King Freak: A Crypt Of Preservation And Superstition" off of the forthcoming full-length album entitled The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy. A classic ZOMBIE album through and through with high-energy rages like The Eternal Struggles of the Howling Man and Get Loose to heavy-groove thumpers like Shadow Of The Cemetery Man and Shake Your Ass-Smoke Your Grass . This new slab of ZOMBIE madness hits in early 2021.

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Sweden's Amaranthe began in 2008 and have become an enormously popular modern melodic metal band. Their previous five albums have sold over 200,000 copies in the US alone. The band's latest album "Manifest" is a musical continuation of their previous album "Helix" (2018) and their heaviest record to date

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Oranssi Pazuzu

Mestarin Kynsi

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Finland's Oranssi Pazuzu were founded in 2007 and since then have released four full length records on labels such as Svart & 20 Buck Spin. Always stretching the boundaries and connecting the dots between black metal, space rock, psychedelic and experimental music, both the band and Nuclear Blast are excited to release Oranssi Pazuzu's fifth full length release "Mestarin kynsi" in 2020

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Double swamp green and mustard yellow colored vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. 2020 release. Finland's Oranssi Pazuzu were founded in 2007 and since then have released four full length records on labels such as Svart and 20 Buck Spin. Always stretching the boundaries and connecting the dots between black metal, space rock, psychedelic and experimental music, both the band and Nuclear Blast are excited to release Oranssi Pazuzu's fifth full length release Mestarin Kynsi.
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Limited edition with bonus DVD. Metal Allegiance unleashes an album as pulverizing, energetic, atmospheric, and awe-inspiring as fans of the jaw-dropping list of associated bands should expect. A collaboration of heavy metal's most notable performers consisting of members of Testament, Slayer, Mastodon, Megadeth, Lamb of God, Dream Theater, Pantera, Machine Head, Exodus, Kings X, and many more.
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Metal Allegiance unleashes an album as pulverizing, energetic, atmospheric, and awe-inspiring as fans of the jaw-dropping list of associated bands should expect. A collaboration of heavy metal's most notable performers consisting of members of Testament, Slayer, Mastodon, Megadeth, Lamb of God, Dream Theater, Pantera, Machine Head, Exodus, Kings X, and many more.
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Primal Fear

Metal Commando

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With a debut record first released in 1998 Primal Fear has spent more than 20 years proving why they are the German Metal Commando. With over a dozen records under their belt Primal Fear are back on Nuclear Blast with their latest offering "Metal Commando", an album with merciless hooks, huge refrains and above all, strong songs that feature their trademark phalanx of three guitars and riffs too unerring to be resisted.

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"Never" is a word that has come up many times throughout the existence of Louisiana's pace-setting thrash/hardcore pioneers, Exhorder. After two short-lived reformation periods following the 1993 breakup of the band, Exhorder returned to the stage in 2018. In addition to their long-awaited live return, which won over any skeptics and proved Exhorder indeed was back, the band has forged a new album for a 2019 release, "Mourn the Southern Skies". While finally encapsulating the live sound that the band had built it's legendary reputation with, "Mourn the Southern Skies" is an intoxicating concoction of old school thrashers and groovers blended with a modern, mature Exhorder.
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Hailing from Austria as far back as 1993, Belphegor have long been known as boundary stretchers in the blackened death metal scene. With nearly a dozen records under their name, the most recent being "Totenritual" (2017), Belphegor are respected creators in the extreme metal scene. Originally released in 2000, "Necrodaemon Terrorsathan" is a long out of print record & the third release from the diabolical black death metal band.
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Hailing from Austria as far back as 1993, Belphegor have long been known as boundary stretchers in the blackened death metal scene. With nearly a dozen records under their name, the most recent being "Totenritual" (2017), Belphegor are respected creators in the extreme metal scene. Originally released in 2000, "Necrodaemon Terrorsathan" is a long out of print record & the third release from the diabolical black death metal band.
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The Duke of Spook has returned once more from beyond the grave to reveal the “NECROPHAZE!” This latest, full length offering from the ghouls of WEDNESDAY 13 will be available on September 27th, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. Heavily influenced by the real life night terror occurrences of Wednesday himself, historical serial killers, and a slew of 80’s horror films, the ideas behind NECROPHAZE are bizarrely familiar, frightening, and a hell of a lot of fun. Being a collector of both media and toys, Wednesday 13 was inspired by a craving for variety to create dual album artwork for this release. The covers showcase either end of the horror spectrum with a “Creepshow” comic book vibe for the LP artwork, and the eeriness of something akin to John Carpenter’s “The Fog” adorning the CD.

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Active since 1984, Blind Guardian is one of the most influential & revered bands in the metal genre. Nuclear Blast is excited to release 3 of the band’s classic albums on vinyl, remixed and remastered as well as bonus content.

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Brainchild of former Tristania vocalist/guitar player, Morten Veland, Sirenia's sound is an intensely elegant fusion of gothic rock, classical & black/death metal polished with vocals that range from growls and screams to clean female and harmonic choirs. NICE DESTINIES AND A DOWNFALL will appeal and be marketed to fans of Lacuna Coil, Nightwish & Evanescence.
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Modern melodic metal highflyers CYHRA are happy to announce that they have signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast records. After the release of their critically acclaimed debut “Letters To Myself” in 2017 (that brought the band a nomination as 'Best Debut Album' at last years' Metal Hammer Awards), the quartet toured extensively with SABATON, KREATOR and BATTLE BEAST and they are now ready to reach out for new shores. Just recently, the combo consisting of singer Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarists Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES) and Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING) as well as drummer Alex Landenburg (RHAPSODY, KAMELOT) have finished the recording, mixing and mastering of their sophomore full-length record “No Halos in Hell”

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Formed in the college town of Umeå in northern Sweden in 1987, MESHUGGAH have spent the last twenty plus years and cumulative thirteen releases developing, exploring, and redefining their complex, inimitable approach on the art of expressing their collective Id. An entity that has not sounded like anyone else in over thirteen years, MESHUGGAH are one of the few purely and honestly lateral-thinking forces genuinely dedicated to pushing the boundaries of extreme music simply because doing so comes naturally to them. Unafraid to take risks and tackle new experiences, they create albums you can listen to six years later and still discover things you never noticed before. The mystical lore surrounding them pertains to their mathematical execution of odd-cycle time signatures shifting around common 4/4 time. As a result, it isn’t shocking to see some of the biggest names in metal standing in the wings at MESHUGGAH shows, shaking their heads at the band’s majestically demented, down-tuned, groove-laden, and precisely performed polyrhythms that never veer out of control. Devotees include Tool, The Deftones, Kirk Hammett & Lars Ulrich of Metallica, Rob Halford of Judas Priest, James LaBrie of Dream Theater, and Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music, which incorporates MESHUGGAH’s back catalogue into their curriculum, fortifying the belief that such perfectly calibrated music adds a crucial ingredient to a modern musical education.
 

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- One of the most prolific bands on Nuclear Blast, most of Meshuggah’s catalog has not been available on vinyl in years. These limited edition colors, with newly designed gatefold jackets, are limited to 700 each worldwide.

- The audio to all five of these vinyl reissues was remastered for vinyl so that the sound will be spectacular.

- Indie Exclusive colors are limited to 300 copies worldwide.

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Founded in 1991 Immortal has often been the bench mark when it comes to quality extreme metal. The Norwegian natives released their debut album “Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism” in 1992. Since then they have released eight full length releases, the last two, “All Shall Fall” (2009) and “Sons of Northern Darkness” (2002), were released on Nuclear Blast.

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Northward

Northward

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During the ‘all star jam’ at Progpower USA in 2007, the first musical magic was performed on stage when then After Forever singer Floor Jansen and Pagan’s Mind guitarist Jørn Viggo Lofstad joined forces to do some cover songs. In 2008 the two ‘strangers’ managed to write an entire album in no time. The style of music is not to be compared to the bands we know this duo from. It can be described as melodic rock/hard rock music based on drums, bass, guitars and vocals. Without opera, orchestra’s or progressive elements; back to basic in a mixture inspired by such talent as Skunk Anansie/Led Zeppelin and Foo Fighters. Marketing Highlights -Featuring Nightwish vocalist Floor Jansen and Pagan’s Mind guitarist Jørn Viggo Lofstad, Northward is unlike either of the pair’s previous bands. Comprised of eleven tracks, Northward’s self-titled debut is an upbeat, driving take on contemporary hard rock with big choruses that Floor soars while singing -Leading up to the Oct release there will be a variety of singles, videos, trailers and track-by-track videos from the studio with explanations & stories of the songs. On Aug 24 the first single and video for “While Love Dies” will be released. On Sep 14 the second single and video for the track “Get What You Give” will be released. The third and final single and video for the track “Storm in the Glass” will be released on the album release date, Oct 19 -Advertising in Revolver, Decibel and other hard music and lifestyle publications. Banner advertising on Blabbermouth, Metal Injection and other hard music and lifestyle sites

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2017 release, the eighth studio album from one of America's premier death metal bands. With seven albums under the bands belt since 1991,... Of the Dark Light is another installment in this legendary band's career. This is the first Suffocation album to feature guitarist Charlie Errigo and drummer Eric Morotti.
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Nightwish

Once

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Formed in 1996 Nightwish have made a name for themselves all over the world. Nuclear Blast America is excited to finally re-issue some of the band’s most beloved records like “Once”, “Dark Passion Play” and the band’s 2009 live record “Made in Hong Kong (And in Various Other Places)”. This will also be the first time these records have been made available domestically on vinyl.

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With DVD. Formed in the college town of Umea in northern Sweden in 1987, Meshuggah have spent the last twenty seven years and cumulative fourteen releases developing, exploring, and redefining their complex, inimitable approach on the art of expressing the music they hear in their heads. A group that has not sounded like anyone else in over two decades, Meshuggah is one of the few purely and honestly lateral-thinking forces, genuinely dedicated to pushing the boundaries of extreme music, simply because doing so comes naturally to them.
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Any Given Day

Overpower

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Germany's Any Given Day have been making a name for themselves since their inception in 2012 with multiple tours across the continent. The band's latest effort "Overpower" was released digitally on March 15, 2019 and both it and the singles were critically acclaimed with over 1.5 Million streams just in the US.
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Italian guitar player and composer Luca Turilli is not just a musician with extraordinary skills, but a musical visionary and genius too. With the symphonic metal band Rhapsody he wrote musical history, released ten studio albums, including the genre-defining milestones 'Legendary Tales', 'Symphony of Enchanted Lands' and 'Dawn of Victory'. The media dubbed this majestic and unique sound 'Hollywood Metal', while some years later it became known as 'Film Score Metal.' Both genres were clearly describing a new style of music based on the connection between the most epic and glorious power/speed metal of the late '80s with Luca's infinite passion for the cinema and the world of soundtracks. This genre - enriched by folk music influences, guitar playing of neo-classical inspiration and lyrics related to the fantasy 'sagas' created by Luca Turilli himself - influenced a whole generation of new bands in the years to follow. In time, Rhapsody became one of the most important acts of the last decade in the world of heavy/rock music. Prometheus Symphonia Ignis Divinus was composed and produced once again by Luca Turilli, responsible as always for all the orchestral and choral arrangements. It was recorded and mixed at the Backyard Studios of Sebastian Roeder (BonfirE a.o.) and mastered by Christoph Stickel (Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock a.o.) at MSM studios.
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Dimmu Borgir have returned with their follow-up to the 1999 Spirtual Black Dimensions. This album is a phenomenal opus of pure blackness containing extreme and diverse mixture of styles and musical soundscapes.
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2020 release. Nightwish bassist Marko Hietala releases his solo record Pyre Of The Black Heart. More hard prog than heavy metal Pyre Of The Black Heart contains metallic elements, but also accompanied with acoustic and atmospheric elements as well.
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It goes without saying that the global metal scene would not be the same without Sepultura. For 35 years now, the Brazilian icons are not only a band revered worldwide; they have been, are and forever will be at the very forefront of Thrash Metal, trailblazing ever since they released their long-since legendary debut album "Morbid Visions" in 1986. While quickly establishing themselves as leaders of the second wave of Thrash already in the late eighties, to this day they never came even close to stagnation. "Quadra", their mighty new undertaking, is proof of a will unbroken, a thirst unquenched and a quality so staggeringly high it's a wonder this band doesn't implode. Now three albums deep into what may very well be their strongest incarnation yet - uniting the talents of old-school members Andreas Kisser (guitars, vocals) and Paulo Xisto Pinto Jr. (bass), vocal force of nature Derrick Leon Green (vocals) and drummer Eloy Casagrande - Sepultura are an unleashed power to be reckoned with, uniting bucketloads of experience and youthful vigour in a totally revived way.
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2020 release. It goes without saying that the global metal scene would not be the same without Sepultura. For 35 years now, the Brazilian icons are not only a band revered worldwide; they have been, are and forever will be at the very forefront of thrash metal, trailblazing ever since they released their long-since legendary debut album Morbid Visions in 1986. While quickly establishing themselves as leaders of the second wave of thrash already in the late eighties, to this day they never came even close to stagnation. Quadra, their mighty new undertaking, is proof of a will unbroken, a thirst unquenched and a quality so staggeringly high it's a wonder this band doesn't implode. Now, three albums deep into what may very well be their strongest incarnation yet - uniting the talents of old-school members Andreas Kisser (guitars, vocals) and Paulo Xisto Pinto Jr. (bass), vocal force of nature Derrick Leon Green (vocals) and drummer Eloy Casagrande - Sepultura is an unleashed power to be reckoned with, uniting bucketloads of experience and youthful vigour in a totally revived way.

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A band that has enjoyed as much worldwide success and acclaim as EPICA should have every right to rest on their laurels and stick to the proverbial "winning formula". And yet, as their fans across the globe are well aware, EPICA has never been a band to play it safe, and they've never made the same album twice. EPICA has earned its reputation as one of the foremost symphonic metal bands by repeatedly shattering expectations and pushing the very limits in the genre. “The Quantum Enigma”, Epica’s sixth full length studio album, was originally released in 2014. This is EPICA like you've never heard them before: “The Quantum Enigma” sounds larger than life, expertly mixing devilishly sharp guitars, angelic choruses, evocative synthesizers, mindboggling drum work, and of course, another soaring vocal performance from Simone Simons. “The Quantum Enigma” is simultaneously the band's most intense and emotional release to date.

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2020 sees Alpha Wolf bite harder than ever with their sophomore release 'a quiet place to die', the culmination of every lesson learnt, every hit taken, and every loss felt. 'a quiet place to die' is the result of five individuals who have faced the fire and refuse to flinch, pouring their everything into making something they are truly proud of. The path to this point has only made their thirst greater, and soon enough, the wolves will be out for blood.
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2020 sees Alpha Wolf bite harder than ever with their sophomore release 'a quiet place to die', the culmination of every lesson learnt, every hit taken, and every loss felt. 'a quiet place to die' is the result of five individuals who have faced the fire and refuse to flinch, pouring their everything into making something they are truly proud of. The path to this point has only made their thirst greater, and soon enough, the wolves will be out for blood.
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Three men possessed of some of the most recognizable voices in heavy music split front-man duty for Killer Be Killed. Max Cavalera, Greg Puciato, and Troy Sanders are boundary pushers and innovators in their respective bands, born and bred in different cities and tempered by their respective projects, each one is an equal participant in the fresh ceremony of inspired ritual, together with Ben Koller, one of the most beloved drummers in heavy music. Inventive in spirit and decisive in execution, Killer Be Killed sound borderline esoteric at times and yet remain unrelenting in heaviness and groove. Like it's self-titled predecessor, the 11-song RELUCTANT HERO was produced and mixed in Southern California by Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, Megadeth, Gojira). It's an assemblage of aggressive compositions that blends basement-show worthy carnage and massive festival-ready hooks, anchored in smart, dissident sensibilities, and raw authenticity.
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Silver & Black Swirl Vinyl. Three men possessed of some of the most recognizable voices in heavy music split front-man duty for Killer Be Killed. Max Cavalera, Greg Puciato, and Troy Sanders are boundary pushers and innovators in their respective bands, born and bred in different cities and tempered by their respective projects, each one is an equal participant in the fresh ceremony of inspired ritual, together with Ben Koller, one of the most beloved drummers in heavy music. Inventive in spirit and decisive in execution, Killer Be Killed sound borderline esoteric at times and yet remain unrelenting in heaviness and groove. Like it's self-titled predecessor, the 11-song RELUCTANT HERO was produced and mixed in Southern California by Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God, Megadeth, Gojira). It's an assemblage of aggressive compositions that blends basement-show worthy carnage and massive festival-ready hooks, anchored in smart, dissident sensibilities, and raw authenticity.
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Slayer

Repentless

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For more than three decades, Slayer’s onslaught has proven the band to be the supreme thrash-metal band on the planet. The two-time Grammy-winning band has also accumulated an abundance of Certified Gold Albums along with “Best...” awards from media outlets all over the world, including Kerrang!, SPIN, Metal Hammer, Revolver, and Esquire. Throughout Slayer’s history, the band has never faltered in unleashing its extreme and focused sonic assault, and, unlike many of its contemporaries who “commercialized” their sound, Slayer has remained crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the mainstream.
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Slayer

Repentless [w/Blu-ray]

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For more than three decades, Slayer’s onslaught has proven the band to be the supreme thrash-metal band on the planet. The two-time Grammy-winning band has also accumulated an abundance of Certified Gold Albums along with “Best...” awards from media outlets all over the world, including Kerrang!, SPIN, Metal Hammer, Revolver, and Esquire. Throughout Slayer’s history, the band has never faltered in unleashing its extreme and focused sonic assault, and, unlike many of its contemporaries who “commercialized” their sound, Slayer has remained crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the mainstream.
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For more than three decades, Slayer’s onslaught has proven the band to be the supreme thrash-metal band on the planet. The two-time Grammy-winning band has also accumulated an abundance of Certified Gold Albums along with “Best...” awards from media outlets all over the world, including Kerrang!, SPIN, Metal Hammer, Revolver, and Esquire. Throughout Slayer’s history, the band has never faltered in unleashing its extreme and focused sonic assault, and, unlike many of its contemporaries who “commercialized” their sound, Slayer has remained crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the mainstream.
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Revenge, murder, bloodshed, and retribution, the Slayer Repentless Killogy is a perfectly packaged story reflecting these values that most look down upon. This is the story of Wyatt who used to run with the wrong crowd. Wyatt is a former Neo Nazi associated with a gang known as “The Hand Brotherhood” whose signature mark is a bloody handprint left after a murder had taken place. Wyatt left his gang after he fell in love with Gina, a woman who saved his life after a brush with death from those who wanted revenge on him and his gang. Wyatt and Gina go into hiding to start a family and escape his tarnished past. The Hand Brotherhood are not going to let this happen.

The Repentless Killogy Short Film is the combination of music videos from Slayer’s last full- length release “Repentless”, threaded through a film narrative that ends with Slayer performing a sold-out show at Los Angeles’ iconic Forum. The 2-cd & vinyl formats “The Repentless Killogy (Live at The Forum in Inglewood, CA)” contain the entirety of the concert, consisting of 21 tracks

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The fifth studio album from the Dutch symphonic metal band Epica is called “Requiem for the Indifferent” and was originally released in 2012. Revered by fans and critics alike, “Requiem for the Indifferent” was an album heralding the end of the era of mankind. Musically the album was another adventurous take by Epica crafting an elaborate and ambitious record where they infused choral and classical arrangements into their powerful, progressive and symphonic metal. Since then the band has released two other full length, “The Quantum Enigma” (2014) and “The Holographic Principle” (2016), both of which have opened opportunities to headline tours through North America.

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This April Sharptone Records is excited to release the debut full length record "Revenge. Forgiveness. Recovery." from the Rhode Island metal band Kingsmen. Since the band's inception in 2016 Kingsmen have spent time and effort garnering a fanbase around the east coast of the US. With over 12,000 Facebook followers, 12,000 Instagram followers and 2,000 Twitter followers, Kingsmen are ready to make a name for themselves outside of their hometown with the release of their Sharptone debut "Revenge. Forgiveness. Recovery."
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Light The Torch

Revival

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2018 release from this metal band featuring former Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones. The winds of change most definitely fanned the flame for Light the Torch. On their full-length debut Revival, the Los Angeles, CA trio-Howard Jones [vocals], Francesco Artusato [guitar], and Ryan Wombacher [bass]-drew from five years together as Devil You Know only to forge a wholly distinct path. Amidst myriad struggles, they returned from the brink under a new banner. The musicians quietly struck the match for Light the Torch during 2017. Without so much as telling either the label or management, they wrote the 12 anthems comprising Revival and recorded them in Los Angeles with the help of Wovenwar and As I Lay Dying bassist and producer Josh Gilbert [Bullet For My Valentine, Suicide Silence] behind the board. Joined by Extinction A.D. drummer Mike "Scuzz" Sciulara behind the kit, the guys put their heads down and really focused on making an album as a whole, placing more emphasis on the songs flowing cohesively from one to the next.
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Deluxe Edition includes a bonus track. Soilwork now release their tenth full-length release, The Ride Majestic! Recorded by David Castillo (Opeth, Katatonia) and mixed/mastered by Jens Bogren (Kreator, Amon Amarth) at Fascination Street Studios, The Ride Majestic picks up where the band left off with 2014's The Living Infinite but with a slightly darker, atmospheric, and anthem feel with interesting twists and turns!
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Soilwork

The Ride Majestic

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Soilwork now release their tenth full-length release, The Ride Majestic! Recorded by David Castillo (Opeth, Katatonia) and mixed/mastered by Jens Bogren (Kreator, Amon Amarth) at Fascination Street Studios, The Ride Majestic picks up where the band left off with 2014's The Living Infinite but with a slightly darker, atmospheric, and anthem feel with interesting twists and turns!
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Soulfly

Ritual

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Both ancient and modern cultures rely heavily on rituals. From religious proceedings that date back millennia to daily 21st century routines such as checking social media, humanity gravitates towards ritualistic behavior for the appearance of order and a semblance of control over life’s chaos. Perhaps more than any other art form, ceremonious behavior defines heavy metal. Thousands of fans worship at the altar of a speaker or congregate in person for the sermon of a live show. Two decades into their storied career, Soulfly continue to engender near cultish zeal with each subsequent album and tour. In that sense, the group’s eleventh full-length, Ritual [Nuclear Blast], lives up to the promise of its name with a metallic ceremony of the highest order. The iconic gold-certified quartet—Max Cavalera [vocals, guitar], Marc Rizzo [lead guitar], Zyon Cavalera [drums], and Mike Leon [bass]—cast their word in bludgeoning riffs, thunderous percussion, and menacing growls. Formed in 1997, Soulfly has become a mainstay in contemporary heavy metal. Led by former Sepultura vocalist Max Cavalera, Soulfly has released 10 full-length albums with combined sales of over 1MILLION records. Mixing many styles of metal with Brazilian tribal, world music and punk, Soulfly are known for crafting something completely unique in the modern heavy music landscape. Marketing Highlights -Fronted by Max Cavalera, former vocalist & founder of metal legends Sepultura, Soulfly has released 10 full length albums in the band’s 20+ year career. The band’s previous album “Archangel” debuted at #3 on the US Billboard Hard Music Chart and #130 on the Top 200 -Produced by Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Gojira), “Ritual” is chock full of groove that Soulfly is known for while also containing elements of thrash and the feel from Max’s classic albums like “Chaos AD” -Always the touring machine, Soulfly will spend the majority of the summer of 2018 performing all over Europe and the UK -Building up to the release of “Ritual” Soulfly will be releasing several singles, music videos and promo video interviews. The first single “Evil Empowered” will be released on Aug 10 will a track video released on the same date. On Aug 31 the second single “Ritual” will be released with an animated video. The third single “Dead Behind the Eyes” will be released on Sep 14 with a music video. The final single “Under Rapture” will be released on the album’s release date Oct 19 -Advertising in Revolver, Decibel, New Noise and other hard music and lifestyle publications. Banner advertising on Blabbermouth, Metal Sucks, Metal Injection and other hard music and lifestyle sites

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Benediction

Scriptures

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With over 30 years in the business and in a genre that not only refuses to die but is benefitting from a new lease of life, Benediction is back with "Scriptures", arguably their best release to date. Formed in 1989 Benediction was quickly picked up by German underground metal label Nuclear Blast Records, a partnership that lasts to this day. At it's core "Scriptures" is death metal, a subgenre Benediction helped popularize and perfect, fused with the punk rock anger and attitude. The heavy metal powertrain riffing that's become a staple for the band, aggressive monster vocals from Dave Ingram, and that groove that sets them apart others in their field.
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As I Lay Dying

Shaped By Fire

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Reborn through pain, like iron shaped by fire. the triumphant return of AS I LAY DYING

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Coming out of the Bay area in the early 80s Exodus helped define the genre known as thrash. Classic records like "Bonded By Blood", "Pleasures of the Flesh", & "Fabulous Disaster", a record that produced a Headbanger's Ball sensation "Toxic Waltz", remain benchmark recordings in the genre. The band's seventh full length record "Shovel Headed Kill Machine" was originally released in 2005 and features vocalist Rob Dukes. It was an album that was critically praised by the press with Blabbermouth describing the songs as "razor-blade riff storms with vitriolic lyrics that make the blood boil and the face redden". Songs from the record like "Deathamphetamine" and "I Am Abomination" are still live staples

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Equipped with a crushing sound that will implode both your soul and skull, speed metal masters and Richmond Virginia locals Municipal Waste barrel back onto the scene with Slime And Punishment! Their long awaited return has breathed a new life into this modern speed metal crossover project that was initially birthed in 2000. Being their sixth release, and their second on Nuclear Blast Records, it is no surprise the level of artistic freedom and creativity that was seamlessly pushed into this album. As Municipal Waste had been touring, traveling, and spending constant time on the road, it ended in them really wanting to take their time developing Slime And Punishment as well as preparing for it's release. The recording process was also different this time. With bassist Phil Hall studying the fine art of musical engineering, the band was able to record the album themselves before sending it off to Bill Metoyer (known for his work with the thrasher classics like SLAYER, W.A.S.P., Lizzy Borden and Dark Angel) in Hollywood, CA to be professionally mixed. Messages carried in the songs upon this release are simple but brutal, hilariously violent, and direct- as always; die-hard fans will not be disappointed. With more insane and violently colorful artwork by illustrator Andrei Bouzikov (also responsible for the art of Massive Aggressive and The Art Of Partying), adorning the cover of Slime And Punishment, the album holds strong to Municipal Waste's visual style as well.
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Polish death metal legends Vader have returned with their 16th studio album, Solitude in Madness. Never one to rest or relax, Vader have done it all over the course of their 37-year history. From playing super-aggressive thrash under the watchful eye of Communist Poland, signing a worldwide deal with popular UK indie Earache Records to touring the globe-after the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact in 1991, of course-and enjoying a near-maniacal fanbase, there's no stopping the Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek-led outfit. Proof of that lies in the exceptionally great Solitude in Madness, where speed and power are back as the driving factors in Vader's fiendish yet proficient death metal.

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Polish death metal legends Vader have returned with their 16th studio album, Solitude in Madness. Never one to rest or relax, Vader have done it all over the course of their 37-year history. From playing super-aggressive thrash under the watchful eye of Communist Poland, signing a worldwide deal with popular UK indie Earache Records to touring the globe-after the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact in 1991, of course-and enjoying a near-maniacal fanbase, there's no stopping the Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek-led outfit. Proof of that lies in the exceptionally great Solitude in Madness, where speed and power are back as the driving factors in Vader's fiendish yet proficient death metal.

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Alcest

Spiritual Instinct

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For principal songwriter and frontman Neige, ALCEST has always been a gateway to the otherworldly, a means of exploring his spirituality. An elemental two-piece, completed by long-serving drummer and creative confidante Winterhalter, their forthcoming sixth album “Spiritual Instinct“ finds Neige at his most personal. “This time I had something urgent to put on the table,” he explains. “It is a very cathartic record - something needed to get out of me. It’s darker than usual, and heavier.” Written in bursts both during and after a prolonged period of touring in support of 2016’s hugely successful “Kodama“, the sense of urgency Neige speaks of manifests in a record full of spontaneity, of immediate impact – be that in the breath-taking pace of the tempo changes in 'Les Jardin De Minuit'’ or the sun-kissed harmonies over an impermeable back beat in 'Sapphire', one thing “Spiritual Instinct“ has is riffs, an acknowledgement and celebration of the black metal foundations that anchor their uplifting post-metal. “Some real metal riffs!” agrees Neige. “I come from the metal scene originally and it never really left me; I used black metal as a teen as a way to escape from reality and that’s what I love the most about it. It’s the best type of music to express overwhelmingly darker feelings. I usually don’t speak about my darkness in ALCEST’s music but this time it felt like something I had to do.”

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The sixth release from the Paris based metal band, "Spiritual Instinct", Alcest's debut on Nuclear Blast, was recorded with producer Benoît Roux at France's Drudenhaus studios, the same studio used for "Kodama", between January and May of 2019
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Alcest

Spiritual Instinct [Limited Edition Mint Green LP]

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For principal songwriter and frontman Neige, ALCEST has always been a gateway to the otherworldly, a means of exploring his spirituality. An elemental two-piece, completed by long-serving drummer and creative confidante Winterhalter, their forthcoming sixth album “Spiritual Instinct“ finds Neige at his most personal. “This time I had something urgent to put on the table,” he explains. “It is a very cathartic record - something needed to get out of me. It’s darker than usual, and heavier.” Written in bursts both during and after a prolonged period of touring in support of 2016’s hugely successful “Kodama“, the sense of urgency Neige speaks of manifests in a record full of spontaneity, of immediate impact – be that in the breath-taking pace of the tempo changes in 'Les Jardin De Minuit'’ or the sun-kissed harmonies over an impermeable back beat in 'Sapphire', one thing “Spiritual Instinct“ has is riffs, an acknowledgement and celebration of the black metal foundations that anchor their uplifting post-metal. “Some real metal riffs!” agrees Neige. “I come from the metal scene originally and it never really left me; I used black metal as a teen as a way to escape from reality and that’s what I love the most about it. It’s the best type of music to express overwhelmingly darker feelings. I usually don’t speak about my darkness in ALCEST’s music but this time it felt like something I had to do.”

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STRAIGHT OUT OF HELL (REMASTERED 2020) Limited clear vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered. Straight Out of Hell is the 14th studio album by German power metal band Helloween. It was released in 2013. Straight Out of Hell is the consequent development of the two albums before. The new songs are a continuation of the 7 Sinners directives, only less doom-bound and noticeably more positive. These songs will kick even the laziest listener's ass.
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On September 6th, Finnish melodic metal titans SONATA ARCTICA will release their tenth studio album, called Talviyö (which means Winter Night), including eleven new tracks. "We were talking about having an album cover made from a photo and luckily managed to find this award winning photographer Onni Wiljami who actually hails from a village not too far from our hometown and his pictures were just perfect for this album", explains keyboardist Henrik "Henkka" Klingenberg. "The idea was to create an album that is musically in line with at least the previous two albums", says vocalist Tony Kakko and adds: "I am very happy with the songs and the general mood of the album. Some career highlights there, I feel." "We recorded a bunch of kick ass songs and tried some new stuff as well. I'm really proud of how we managed to record the band sounding more live, playing together instead of just tracking everything one by one", states Henrik "Henkka" Klingenberg. Talviyö was recorded between September 2018 and May 2019, produced by Mikko Tegelman and SONATA ARCTICA in 'Studio57'. Additional recordings took place in various other places. "Mikko produced the album and he really managed to push us to do our best, even with the more experimental stuff. Working with an outside producer was the biggest new thing we tried this time", says Henrik "Henkka" Klingenberg. The mixing was done by Mikko Tegelman and Pasi Kauppinen and the mastering was handled by Svante Forsbäck for 'Chartmakers'.

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Polaris

The Death Of Me

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2020 release. When it came time to make The Death Of Me, Sydney metalcore outfit Polaris knew they had a tall order on their hands. It's predecessor, their 2017 debut The Mortal Coil, was an ARIA-nominated, Top 10 hit in Australia, introducing the group to legions of fans around the country and, thanks to an extensive international touring schedule, the world as well. Walking a line between maintaining what's defined the band, while trying to write for themselves and remain interested, Polaris wanted to give their fans things they wouldn't expect, take them to new places, but also remain definitively a Polaris record.

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Polaris

Death Of Me (Orange/Yellow/White Splatter)

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Orange/Yellow/White Splatter Vinyl. When it came time to make their new album, "The Death Of Me", Sydney metalcore outfit Polaris knew they had a tall order on their hands. It's predecessor, their 2017 debut "The Mortal Coil", was an ARIA-nominated, Top 10 hit in Australia, introducing the group to legions of fans around the country and, thanks to an extensive international touring schedule, the world as well. Walking a line between maintaining what's defined the band, while trying to write for themselves and remain interested, Polaris wanted to give their fans things they wouldn't expect, take them to new places, but also remain definitively a Polaris record.The tone was set early in the writing process when the first two songs the five-piece penned - the melodically charged "Masochist" and the feral, two-minute-40-second aural headbutt that is "Hypermania" - stretched the boundaries of their sound further than ever before. These songs set the course for an album that features some of the most bruising material Polaris have recorded - witness the churning, high intensity "Landmine" - and in the '80s rock-infused "Martyr (Waves)", some of their most melodic. Attuned listeners may also hear a palpable undercurrent of anxiety and paranoia in songs such as "Hypermania". It stems not only from the pressure of following "The Mortal Coil", but from the fact that while writing "The Death Of Me" each member was coming to terms with their world being turned upside down by the success of their debut.
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Formed in 1990 My Dying Bride became forerunners and trend makers in the gothic, doom, death metal genre. Since the release of their debut "As the Flower Withers" (1992) My Dying Bride has released thirteen full length records. The band's latest record "The Ghost Of Orion" was produced and mixed by Mark Mynett.

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Formed in 1990 My Dying Bride became forerunners and trend makers in the gothic, doom, death metal genre. Since the release of their debut "As the Flower Withers" (1992) My Dying Bride has released thirteen full length records. The band's latest record "The Ghost Of Orion" was produced and mixed by Mark Mynett

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Currents

The Way It Ends

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The CT band Currents are a death metal-infused metalcore band who channel their own unique perspective and personal experience. Since their inception in 2011 they've released two albums, 2017's "The Place I feel Safest" and the ep "I Let the Devil In" (2018), and toured North America and most of Europe with the likes of As I Lay Dying, We Came as Romans, Fit for a King and more

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Baby Blue/Aqua Blue with White Splatter Vinyl. The CT band Currents are a death metal-infused metalcore band who channel their own unique perspective and personal experience. Since their inception in 2011 they've released two albums, 2017's "The Place I feel Safest" and the ep "I Let the Devil In" (2018), and toured North America and most of Europe with the likes of As I Lay Dying, We Came as Romans, Fit for a King and more

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Devil You Know

They Bleed Red

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A deep interpersonal understanding and an evolving camaraderie set the stage for the unique confidence behind They Bleed Red, the band's ferocious follow-up which extinguishes any so-called "sophomore slump" without mercy. Produced by Josh Wilbur (Avenged Sevenfold, Lamb of God), They Bleed Red is a breakneck paced trip through Devil You Know's broken psyche, struggles with anxiety, and ultimate triumph against adversity, all laid upon a foundation of high-level artistic achievement and vitriolic full throttle heavy metal fury.
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Formed with the intent of not being labeled with the restricting monikers of death metal, hardcore or Metalcore, All Shall Perish blasted onto the Bay Area scene in 02, playing every kind of show imaginable. Nuclear Blast soon released HATE. MALICE. REVENGE., which brought them on tour with the likes of As I Lay Dying, Bleeding Through, Brujeria, Dying Fetus and more. Since then, ASP have been redefining the death and grind genres with vibrant ideas and unrelenting delivery and reaching new heights with 2008s AWAKEN THE DREAMERS, the bands first release to make the Billboard Top 200 charts at #126. THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS conveys more of the raw energy, groove and technicality that put them on the map. Add even stronger hooks and melodies than before and you have All Shall Perish's best work to date. THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS is a truly an experience for the senses. Without a doubt, the future of metal has arrived and if you aren't paying attention, you might get left by the wayside with your car on bricks.
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Deluxe edition features alternate artwork and one bonus track. 2011 album from the Bay Area Metal monsters.
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Polish extreme metal veterans VADER are pleased to announce that they will release a new EP titled "Thy Messenger" on May 31st this year. The effort will contain four of the five songs that were recorded over a week-long period in January and February at Hertz Studio in Białystok, Poland under the supervision of the Wiesławski Brothers. The cover art was painted by Wes Benscoter, who previously worked with VADER on the "De Profundis" LP and has collaborated with such bands as SLAYER, KREATOR and SINISTER. A new full VADER album will be recorded later this year for a tentative autumn release.

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Accept

Too Mean to Die

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Releasing music for over 40 years Accept not only helped launch the genre that became known as metal but contributed staples like "Balls to the Wall", "Metal Heart", and more. "Too Mean to Die" is the band's 16th album and their fifth featuring US vocalist Mark Tornillo
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UNARMED (REMASTERED 2020) Limited clear vinyl LP pressing. Unarmed is the 25th Anniversary celebration album by the German power metal band Helloween. It is a compilation of re-recorded versions of Helloween songs in an acoustic/symphonic style. It includes a 70-piece Prague Symphony Orchestra performing "The Keeper's Trilogy", a 17-minute medley consisting of the songs "Halloween", "Keeper of the Seven Keys" and "The King for a 1000 Years". Many guest musicians are featured on the tracks. Gatefold Cover and with padded inner sleeves. Vinyl is transparent.
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Amorphis

Under the Red Cloud

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Recorded at the legendary Fascination Street Studio (Opeth, Katatonia, Kreator etc), 'Under the Red Cloud' opens with a piano interlude and sets the tone for the melodic. Melancholic, metal journey that Amorphis has become known for. Produced by Jens Borgen (Opeth, Soilwork, Katatonia etc), 'Under the Red Moon' explores themes central to humankind, the place where hope and certainty alternate.
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Enslaved

Utgard

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Formed in 1991 Norway's Enslaved have released 14 full length records over their nearly 30 year career. The band's 2020 album Utgard is a record brimful with northern magic and shows them at a stage where simply everything they touch turns to gold. Icy black metal anthems walk hand in hand with refined prog rock gems and primordial, dark folk sorcery

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Enslaved

Utgard

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Formed in 1991 Norway's Enslaved have released 14 full length records over their nearly 30 year career. The band's 2020 album Utgard is a record brimful with northern magic and shows them at a stage where simply everything they touch turns to gold. Icy black metal anthems walk hand in hand with refined prog rock gems and primordial, dark folk sorcery

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Soilwork

Verkligheten

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SOILWORK has been around, in one form or another, for twenty years now. Some people say that they haven’t made anything worth listening to after “Steelbath Suicide”. Some have only heard “Stabbing The Drama. Some think “The Living Infinite”, the band’s 2013 double disc release, was quite epic. It’s all good. At this point in a band’s career, you can either choose the nostalgia route, playing old albums in their entirety, because that makes an easy package for promoters to sell. Verkligheten, the title of Soilwork’s latest offering, is the Swedish word for reality, the entity that we’re all trying to escape from. Verkligheten is their attempt to try and go somewhere else, to express all those things that are born in between hypnagogic states and frenzies of hyperrealism. SOILWORK is a band that has been through a lot. They don’t have to try and tidy things up by using clichés like personal and/or musical differences. It has been hell. They are not young anymore, and their reality these days is the hellhounds on their tails, the ghosts in their subconscious and the coldness of existence that starts eating at the soul the very day that you leave the womb. We can no longer escape the fact that we’re vulnerable to the shortcomings of life itself.

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American death metal band Nile formed in 1993 and since then have released eight full length releases. The band’s upcoming full length “Vile Nilotic Rites” will be released Aug 1

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For Today

Wake

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“This is definitely the start of a new season for us…We’re all part of something very big together.” - Mattie Montgomery, For Today vocalist Even in the face of seemingly impossible odds, there’s always a way to muster enough strength to soldier on and cross the finish line victoriously. That goes for all facets of life. If you’re willing to disregard the naysayers, forget the doubters, and defy the odds, you can accomplish anything.
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For Today

Wake [Vinyl]

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“This is definitely the start of a new season for us…We’re all part of something very big together.” - Mattie Montgomery, For Today vocalist Even in the face of seemingly impossible odds, there’s always a way to muster enough strength to soldier on and cross the finish line victoriously. That goes for all facets of life. If you’re willing to disregard the naysayers, forget the doubters, and defy the odds, you can accomplish anything.
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2020 release. With unflinching tenacity, the impenetrable heavy metal hardcore factory that is Hatebreed has brought forth yet another iron cast, sonic weapon with Weight Of The False Self. It comes as no surprise that their eighth, full length album is the result of the usual sweat and blood that have cemented Hatebreed's unique niche in the world of music for over two decades. Renowned for their ability to provide an intense and cathartic release for their fans, Hatebreed challenged their writing style through this album cycle in order to produce material that is exceptionally relatable in a contemporary world flooded with overstimulation, emotional dampening, and lack of social patience.
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Limited bone brown swirl colored vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release. With unflinching tenacity, the impenetrable heavy metal hardcore factory that is Hatebreed has brought forth yet another iron cast, sonic weapon with Weight Of The False Self. It comes as no surprise that their eighth, full length album is the result of the usual sweat and blood that have cemented Hatebreed's unique niche in the world of music for over two decades. Renowned for their ability to provide an intense and cathartic release for their fans, Hatebreed challenged their writing style through this album cycle in order to produce material that is exceptionally relatable in a contemporary world flooded with overstimulation, emotional dampening, and lack of social patience.
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2020 release. Formerly known as frontman, lyricist, and co-founder of the Norwegian party-rockers Kvelertak, Erlend Hjelvik parted ways with his bandmates in 2018 and has spent the last two years biding his time and plotting a return to action. Today, he is a rejuvenated and newly inspired metal warrior, primed and ready to launch his own solo band, Hjelvik, and their thunderous and life-affirming debut album, Welcome to Hel. Steeped in the classic sounds of metal, both underground and mainstream, and enshrouded in a mystical fog of Norse mythology, Hjelvik's first immaculate collection of monstrous anthems is the sound of a modern god of heaviness embracing the spirit of the old school and injecting it with his own, unique, genre-blurring charisma. Recorded at The Hallowed Halls in Portland, Oregon in collaboration with studio guru Justin Phelps, Welcome to Hel is a vivid and vital testament to Erlend Hjelvik's instinctive metal mastery and a celebration of the music that first inspired the Norwegian to start screaming many years ago.
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The reigning kings of technical, historically- themed brutality are back! Mixed by Neil Kernon (Judas Priest, Queen, Thin Lizzy etc) and produced by the band, 'What Should Not Be Unearthed' is Nile's 8th full-length release and another testament in the band's crushing catalog. Unlike 2012's 'At the Gate of Sethu', which was surgically precise and musically technical, the goal of Nile's upcoming full-length is utter heaviness and memorable songwriting while maintaining the kind of musicianship the long standing death metal visionaries have been known for. Artwork was handled this time by Michael 'Xaay' Loranc (Behemoth Necrophagist etc).
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The Wings of War (2LP grey in gatefold) One of North America's thrash pioneers, Overkill have spent over 3 decades crafting essential metal masterpieces like "Taking Over", "The Years of Decay" and 2017's "The Grinding Wheel". Overkill comes charging into 2019 with their nineteenth studio record "The Wings of War".
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Originally taking shape in 2005 San Diego’s deathcore originators Carnifex has released six full length releases as well as a variety of eps and demos, the latest being the Dec 2018 ep “Bury Me in Blasphemy”. The band’s seventh release, “World War X”, will be released Aug 2 and contains the first single and video, “No Light Shall Save Us”, which features additional vocals from Alissa White-Gluz from Arch Enemy. Around the release of “World War X” Carnifex will begin a run on one of the largest metal tours in North America.

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Originally taking shape in 2005 San Diego’s deathcore originators Carnifex has released six full length releases as well as a variety of eps and demos, the latest being the Dec 2018 ep “Bury Me in Blasphemy”. The band’s seventh release, “World War X”, will be released Aug 2 and contains the first single and video, “No Light Shall Save Us”, which features additional vocals from Alissa White-Gluz from Arch Enemy. Around the release of “World War X” Carnifex will begin a run on one of the largest metal tours in North America.

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Enforcer

Zenith

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Since forming in 2004 the Swedish quartet ENFORCER have simply refused to be pigeonholed. Whether it’s tours with DESTRUCTION and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM or DARK TRANQUILLITY and SWALLOW THE SUN the band has tried to exist with no artistic limitations. Enforcer’s previous two albums, 2015’s “From Beyond” and 2013’s “From Beyond”, were celebrations of the origins of heavy metal. On “Zenith” the band set out to make the biggest heavy metal album of all time. Written, produced and recorded by the band at Hvergelmer Studios and Soundtrade Studios Enforcer spent two and a half years creating what would become “Zenith”

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