AGNOSTIC FRONT Release First The American Dream Died Webisode‏

AGNOSTIC FRONT Release First The American Dream Died Webisode

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Available April 7th in North America Via Nuclear Blast 

New York hardcore pioneers AGNOSTIC FRONT have posted the first video in the webisode series the band filmed documenting the production process and the background for the new album The American Dream Died. Check out the first webisode HERE.

AGNOSTIC FRONT has announced that as a special bonus in each vinyl edition of the album, every copy will also contain a download code for the album Your Time’s Up by THE ALLIGATORS, a rowdy punk project featuring AGNOSTIC FRONT singer Roger Miret and members of legendary Anaheim, CA hardcore band INSTED.

 

The American Dream Died was produced by MADBALL singer Freddy Cricien and engineered, mixed and mastered by Paul Miner (H2OTERROR) and will be released April 7, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records.

 

The record will feature guest appearances by CricienToby Morse (H2O) and Lou Koller (SICK OF IT ALL).  The band also announced the collaboration of legendary AGNOSTIC FRONT/MADBALL guitarist Matt Henderson on the song “A Wise Man.”

 

Commented Miret: “Matt Henderson tracked all guitars for ‘A Wise Man’ being that song has a total One Voice era feel! Our good friend Ricky Singh (BACKTRACK NYHC) is to credit for the songs existence! The band executed it with such a great feel and bringing in our brother and ex-AF veteran Matt Henderson to solely do the guitar tracks was just magical!”

 

The American Dream Diedwill be available as digital download, on vinyl as well as on CD. A limited bundle with an exclusive T-Shirt will be available, too – surf to http://smarturl.it/AmericanDream-NB  to secure your copy!

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Recently AGNOSTIC FRONT posted a track-by-track commentary for every song on the new album. It was written by the band’s iconic front man, Roger Miretand can be read below.

 

The American Dream Died:  It’s a harsh look at what’s going on today in our society. The intro that precedes this song says it all! It’s a reaction to everything happening around us right now. The higher ups are out of control! 

 

Police Violence: This is our reaction to what’s going on in our country regarding the unprovoked brutality of our citizens by those who we pay to “protect and serve” us.  If they are going to act like criminals, then they should be prosecuted as one! They have some kind of elite fraternity-like understanding that they protect each other with.  Don’t abuse your badge!

 

Only In America: It’s sad to learn that the people who serve in our military and risk their lives fighting in wars come home to the government not giving a shit about them, especially if those veterans were wounded mentally or physically. They gotta go through a lot of bullshit just to try and get a little help and support. You’ve gotta be blind if you don’t see that, only in America. This is why I strongly believe the US Government should stop policing the world, and start caring for the issues right here in the USA!

 

Test Of Time: Learning from the past is important, to help you move forward and not make the mistakes we did in our youth. Longevity is the key to success. We won’t get left behind.

 

We Walk The Line: It’s a statement of who we are and how we live in relation to the hardcore community.

 

Never Walk Alone: We always spoke about unity and how sticking together will help us grow as scene. Hardcore is worldwide now. This is our scene, our passion and it was great to present this song with honorable NYHC veteran’s Freddy Cricien (MADBALL), Toby Morse (H2O) and Lou Koller (SICK OF IT ALL) joining on the anthemy chorus!!! Punk rock/Hardcore is a movement it’s not an image!

 

Enough Is Enough: Protest song! I once read an inspiring quote that went like this “I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical” – Thomas Jefferson. 

 

I Can’t Relate: Dealing with different people you don’t like in different situations. Could be applied to a boss, ex girlfriend, someone who lives a completely opposite lifestyle, etc.

 

Old New York: New York City has lost its edge. It’s been stripped of its culture and over run by money. Making it hard for musicians and artist to live there. Now we’re surrounded by transplants and rich hipsters. Let’s face it, it’s not the NYC I once adored. That one is so well documented in one of my favorite movies Taxi Driver! Hence the intro, I Miss The Old New York.

 

Social Justice: Nothing is more disgusting than hearing about a grown man rapping a child. This song talks about a man who got caught in the act and was served street justice stabbed with knives from his head to his toes. Justice served!

 

Reasonable Doubt: Our whole lives we’ve been criminalized for one reason or another. But it’s actually the media, the corporations and the government who are the scumbags. Power to the people standing up against them. Wake the fuck up people!

 

No War Fuck You: Self explanatory, stop creating wars so you can justify your unlimited defense budget and make all your friends rich. Innocent people are dying for your stupid games.

 

Attack!: On some occasions people tend to disrespect and take our kindness for weakness. We have always been known for never taken shit from anyone. Cross the line and we will attack!

 

A Wise Man: Growing up in NYC living in and out of Vinnie’s apartment. Our old friend John always looked out for us like a father figure. He tried to guide us in the right direction and give us good advice. He was a wise man, a friend forever. 

 

Just Like Yesterday: This song takes us on the journey through our history as a band, from touring all over the world and making friends that still remain loyal today. One of my favorite lines is “From NYC to the Berlin beat.” It shows our love for those two great cities and our great world accomplishments as a hardcore community.

 

 

The American Dream Died Track Listing:

01. Intro

02. The American Died

03. Police Violence

04. Only In America

05. Test Of Time

06. We Walk The Line

07. Never Walk Alone feat. Freddy Cricien, Toby Morse & Lou Koller

08. Enough Is Enough

09. I Can’t Relate

10. Old New York

11. Social Justice

12. Reasonable Doubt

13. No War Fuck You

14. Attack!

15. A Wise Man feat. Matt Henderson on guitar

16. Just Like Yesterday

 

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     it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s ROCK N’ ROLL!!!

     -the Hellion

ENFORCER Release Album Trailer For From Beyond‏

ENFORCER Release Album Trailer For From Beyond

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New Album Out April 7th in North America on Nuclear Blast

Swedish Heavy Metal foursome ENFORCER will release their new album From Beyond April 7th via Nuclear Blast.  The fourth ENFORCER record consists of ten new tracks; all produced, mixed and mastered by the band themselves.

 

A new album trailer, featuring comments from the band and previews of new music is available now.  Check it out HERE.

 

Also do not miss the official lyric video for “Undying Evil”. The clip perfectly underlines the gloomy and blasphemous mood of the song

Check it out at the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel HERE

 

From Beyondwill be released as a limited edition digipak, as well different colored vinyl editions.  Pre-order From Beyond HERE.

 

From Beyond Track Listing:

1. Destroyer

2. Undying Evil

3. From Beyond

4. One With Fire

5. Below The Slumber

6. Hungry They Will Come

7. The Banshee

8. Farewell

9. Hell Will Follow

10. Mask Of Red Death

 

Visit ENFORCER online at http://enforcer.se

 

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Like: https://www.facebook.com/enforcerofficial

Follow: https://twitter.com/enforcermetal

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/user/enforcermetal

     it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s ROCK N’ ROLL!!!

     -the Hellion

RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR Brand New Digital Single Out Now, Stream Available!‏

RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR Brand New Digital Single Out Now, Stream Available!

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Manga metal moshers RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR have released their brand new digital single, ‘Dressed All In Black’. The song is now available via all known download & streaming platforms. Click to order @ iTunesAmazonGoogle!

Stream ‘Dressed All In Black’ at: http://youtu.be/XeNyEiRD_es

The song comes off the band’s highly anticipated debut album, Welcame, which will be released November 21 via Nuclear Blast Records. Welcame was mixed and mastered by renowned producer Zeuss (MADBALL, HATEBREED, EMMURE).

The album will be available as limited edition digipak including a so-called obi, a traditional Japanese paper strip, wrapped around the CD. Two special bundles including a different rare and limited T-Shirts can be pre-ordered as well. Welcame will also be available on black vinyl as well as on Japanese style white vinyl with a red label (Nuclear Blast Mailorder only.)

While waiting for the whole cluster bomb of an album to be released, a few selected legends of the hardcore and metal world have already gotten a sneak peak and are overwhelmed:

“ROTNS really know how to bring that old thrash sound current! Their NYHC influenced style mixed in with their original mojo is something that appeals to many extreme music enthusiast world wide! Killer band!”

Roger Miret | AGNOSTIC FRONT

“What a sick mixture of some of the greatest influences from the 90’s, I love what they are doing!”

Billy Graziadei | BIOHAZARD

“Hardcore will never die as long as bands like ROTNS are carrying the torch. A crushing album!”

Mille Petrozza | KREATOR

„This is some HEAVY stuff with a youthful, hip hop kind a flare/flavor, what can I say… they definitely demonstrate their saiya style!“
Freddy Cricien | MADBALL

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Welcame will contain the following tracks:
01. What The Fuck
02. Welcame [Furyo State Of Mind]
03. The New Path
04. Samurai Spirit
05. Dressed All In Black
06. Again And Again
07. Tyson
08. Bosozoku
09. Simon Says*
10. Authentic
11. Blast ‘em All
*PHAROAHE MONCH cover

Check out what RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR are about with this playlist of all their official videos to date! Among these are brand new tracks Welcame[Furyo State Of Mind]’ and the PHAROAHE MONCH cover ‘Simon Says’ – both taken from the upcoming debut album!

This playlist contains:
Welcame [Furyo State Of Mind]’ – the album’s title track (250.000+ clicks)
‘Simon Says’ (stream only, no video) – PHAROAHE MONCH cover (53.000+ clicks)
‘Demonstrating My Saiya Style’ (1.000.000+ clicks)
‘Sound Of Wolves’ (900.000+ clicks)
‘Phoenix’ (1.300.000+ clicks)

‘Protect Ya Chest’ (895.000+ clicks)

RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR is:
Vithia – vocals
Air-One – guitar
Eva-B – guitar
Fabulous Fab – bass
Hokuto No Kev – drums

www.riseofthenorthstar.com | www.facebook.com/rotnsofficial | www.nuclearblast.de/riseofthenorthstar

      it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s ROCK N’ ROLL!!…and we LOVE it!

     -the Hellion

DIABLO BLVD Sign to Nuclear Blast + Lyric Video Released & New Album Coming in January!‏

DIABLO BLVD Sign to Nuclear Blast + Lyric Video Released & New Album Coming in January!

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Nuclear Blast is proud to announce the signing of Belgium’s finest – anthemic grooving rock/metal outfit DIABLO BLVD!

Formed in 2005 with all members hailing from the city of Antwerp, Belgium, the band is named after a CORROSION OF CONFORMITYsong and lead by notorious stand-up comedian and singer Alex Agnew. With current and ex-members of bands like A BRAND, BORN FROM PAIN and MEURIS, this eclectic five-piece quickly started to turn heads and playing shows to appreciative crowds all over Belgium and the Netherlands.

Building on groovy riffs, catchy choruses and a charismatic stage presence, DIABLO BLVD offers what made their heroes great within a wide range of influences from the heavy genre (like DANZIG, THE CULT, GUNS ‘N’ ROSES, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and TYPE O NEGATIVE), classic rock and even blues.

After two successful full-length albums and numerous celebrated shows around Europe DIABLO BLVD went to the legendary ICP studios in Brussels with producer Ace Zec to record the brand new album Follow The Deadlights in collaboration with the American duo Jay Ruston(mix) and Paul Logus (mastering) who have previously been behind the sound of ANTHRAX, STONE SOUR, MEATLOAF and STEEL PANTHER.

Commented the band: “Everybody! We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we’re going to join the Nuclear Blast family for our first world-wide release. Signing to Nuclear Blast is like getting the hot chick everybody wants. They were our first choice when we started looking for a deal and to see it actually coming through still feels unreal. So a big thank you to everyone involved for making it happen and we hope to see you all in 2015.” – DIABLO BLVD

Follow The Deadlights is planned for release January, 2015 via Nuclear Blast.

The official lyric video for the first single off the album, ‘Rise Like Lions’, can now be streamed at this location:

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01. Beyond The Veil
02. Rise Like Lions
03. Get Up 9
04. Follow The Deadlights
05. Son Of Cain
06. Come With Me (Battle Call)
07. Fear Is For The Enemy
08. Peace Won By War
09. End Of Time
10. Inhuman
11. Saint Of Killers

DIABLO BLVD is:
Alex Agnew – vocals
Andries Beckers -guitar
Dave Hubrechts – guitar
Kris Martens – drums
Tim Bekaert – bass

www.diabloboulevard.com | www.facebook.com/diabloboulevard | www.nuclearblast.de/diabloboulevard

it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s Diablo BLVD!!!

-the Hellion

ANTI-MORTEM Posts Band Introduction Video – New Album “New Southern” Out April 29, 2014 via Nuclear Blast‏

ANTI-MORTEM Posts Band Introduction Video –

New Album “New Southern” Out April 29, 2014 via Nuclear Blast

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Oklahoma natives and saviors of southern-infused hard rock, ANTI-MORTEM, have released a video in which singer Larado Romo introduces himself and his band mates to the rock and metal community: 

The band’s highly anticipated debut album, New Southern, will be released in North America in physical and digital formats on April 29th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The album was produced, recorded, and mixed by the esteemed Bob Marlette (BLACK STONE CHERRY, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, SHINEDOWN, ROB ZOMBIE) and features artwork by Brent Elliott White (DEATH ANGEL, JOB FOR A COWBOY, TRIVIUM).

The New Southern pre-order bundle – which includes the album + a t-shirt with exclusive artwork – is available now via the album’s landing page: http://bit.ly/1hPIBT7.

The track listing for New Southern is:

01. Words Of Wisdom (lyric video 
here)

02. New Southern

03. 100% Pure American Rage
04. Hate Automatic
05. Black Heartbeat
06. I Get Along With The Devil
07. Path To Pain
08. Wake Up
09. Ride Of Your Life


10. Stagnant Water (music video 
here)

11. Truck Stop Special

12. Jonesboro



BONUS TRACK:


13. A Little Too Loose (MR. BIG cover)



Purchase the ‘100% Pure American Rage’ single on iTunes: http://georiot.co/AntiMortemAmericanRage

For a taste of ANTI-MORTEM’s fusion of southern rock & heavy metal, check out the following videos:


‘100% Pure American Rage’ –
 http://vevo.ly/kjWBVz



Stagnant Water’ – http://youtu.be/dnqz2u5qBB8


‘Words Of Wisdom’
 (lyrics) – http://youtu.be/5sZXVP3H04E
‘Hate Automatic’ (acoustic): http://bit.ly/1diXheY
‘Truck Stop Special’ (acoustic): http://bit.ly/1jzCdRJ
‘John The Revelator’ (acoustic): http://smarturl.it/ANTI-MORTEM-JTR


ABOUT NEWCOMERS ANTI-MORTEM:
What the American hard rock and metal scene needs right now is an infusion of youth and some new blood coursing through its veins. Enter ANTI-MORTEM and their upcoming debut album, »New Southern«. Formed in 2008 and with over 300 shows already to their name, the combined average age of this Oklahoma quintet is just 21-years-old. ANTI-MORTEM were raised on southern rock & heavy metal and driven by a hunger to make an impact. The band dole out bottom-heavy and groove-laden anthems with every track and infuse a modern sense of melody that is the signature trademark of all the metal greats they’ve learned from.  Also present and accounted for: southern swagger in spades, courtesy of the band’s roots and upbringing.


ANTI-MORTEM are:
Larado Romo – Lead Vocals 
Nevada Romo
 – Guitar
Zain Smith
 – Guitar  
Corey Henderson
 –  Bass
Levi Dickerson
 –  Drums

www.anti-mortem.com | www.facebook.com/antimortemusa | www.nuclearblast.de/anti-mortem




EDGUY – Watch The Brand New Music Video for ‘Love Tyger’ // New Album “SPACE POLICE – Defenders Of The Crown” Out April 29, 2014 via Nuclear Blast‏

EDGUY – Watch The Brand New Music Video for Love Tyger

 

New Album SPACE POLICE – Defenders Of The Crown – Out April 29, 2014 via Nuclear Blast

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On April 29, 2014, the new EDGUY album SPACE POLICE – Defenders Of The Crown will be released. The press has already praised the album as one of the best, most traditional and heaviest albums the band has ever recorded, getting top scores in all the relevant metal magazines.

Now, the video clip for the single Love Tyger’ can be watched below; as the band puts it their “most different video clip we actually never shot!” Click here:

‘Love Tyger’ is available as download single in all digital online music stores such as Amazon, iTunes etc. NOW!

iTunes:                                    http://smarturl.it/Edguy-Space-iTunes

NB MP3:                                 http://smarturl.it/Edguy-Tyger-NB-MP3

Amazon MP3:                         http://smarturl.it/Edguy-Tyger-Amazon

Google Play :                          http://smarturl.it/Edguy-Tyger-Google

EDGUY will perform ‘Love Tyger’ during the walk-in of world champion Arthur Abraham who’s gonna be having a boxing fight with Nikola Sjekloca at the Velodrom in Berlin on May 3rd. Match and performance will be broadcast live on German television, on the national channel ARD.

Enjoy some sound snippets of new songs here:

‘Space Police’:                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dllk72RDfCY

‘Defenders Of The Crown’:      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogaFcaqFjLY

‘The Eternal Wayfarer’          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF47EnNIWbo

‘Sabre & Torch’ (Lyric Video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5TfvbePk_w

Pre-order Space Police – Defenders Of The Crown here: http://smarturl.it/EDGUY-Crown

  

www.edguy.net | www.facebook.com/edguy | www.nuclearblast.de/edguy

 

Kirk Hammett Announces Encore Performance with EXODUS at the Upcoming Kirk Von Hammett’s FEAR FestEvil!‏

Kirk Hammett Announces Encore Performance with EXODUS at the Upcoming FEAR FestEvil!

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Just when you thought things couldn’t get more brutal…

 

Recently, Bay Area thrash legends EXODUS announced that they will perform at the very first FEAR FestEvil, taking place on February 7 at Regency Ballroom (located at 1300 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108).

 

Today, new information has surfaced – FEAR FestEvil creator and Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has announced that he will not only perform at the festival himself, but will also take part in a special encore performance with a blast from his past – that’s right, EXODUS! This is a can’t-miss event!

 

Guitarist Gary Holt adds, “EXODUS is stoked as fuck to announce that none other than Kirk Von Hammett himself will be jamming with us during our encore at FEAR FestEvil! What song? Hmm, that remains to be seen! I guess you will have to be there to find out!

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime moment! For more information about the fest and to buy tickets, visithttp://www.fearfestevil.com/.

When it comes to thrash metal, in particular Bay Area thrash, EXODUS are one
of the true Godfathers. Formed in 1980 by guitarist Tim Agnello, drummer Tom
Hunting, bassist Carlton Melson and some other six-stringer called Kirk
Hammett, Agnello soon left, allowing Hammett’s guitar tech Gary Holt to step
up and in. Hammett then stumbled across Paul Baloff, a demo was recorded,
Hammett left to join some other upstarts, Rick Hunolt took the other guitar
and the rest became history. Their 1984 debut Bonded By Blood is a stonewall
genre classic, and with cranium crunching classics such as ‘”A Lesson In
Violence”, “Strike Of The Beast” and more.

 

EXODUS can promise that this show will not be a calm or gentle soiree… more than an aural beatdown.

 

 

The current line-up of Gary Holt on guitar, Lee Altus on guitar, Tom Hunting, on drums Jack Gibson on bass and Rob Dukes on vocals has been in place since 2005. EXODUS‘ last album was 2010’s Exhibit B: The Human Condition on Nuclear Blast Records, and the band have just started working on new material for a prospective release later in 2014.
 

it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s EXODUS!!!

the Hellion