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ALL FOR METAL's journey leading to August 23, 2024, the release date of their new album Gods Of Metal through Reigning Phoenix Music (RPM), continues since they have arrived in Asian realms where this year officially is the 'Year Of The Dragon.' Reason enough for ALL FOR METAL to pay tribute by adding the very same name to their upcoming sophomore album's title, and by dedicating one of its singles to 2024. "The Way Of The Samurai" perfectly mirrors the legendary warriors: vocal-wise majestically represented by Antonio Calanna, Tetzel provides a marching character, lending his thunderous growling to this new hymn and making fans feel like witnessing a steel-dominated duel back in time.

Front-warrior Tetzel states, "With 'The Way Of The Samurai,' ALL FOR METAL don't only explore Far Eastern territories, but also celebrate their love for Asian culture while hailing the roots of power metal. Get caught by the song, and let's slice through the night like a katana!"

"Our fastest and most power metal-ish song is here! We're following 'The Way Of The Samurai,' may our swords shine in the dark eternally!" adds Calanna.

Watch the animated music video: https://youtu.be/1F4Ns4Ij-EA?

 


Century Media Records is thrilled to welcome SARCATOR, four young men from Trollhättan, Sweden who have dedicated their lives and souls to blood, fire and death.
 
At the young age of 14-20 SARCATOR released their first demo tape, Visions of Purgatory, via the American label Redefining Darkness Records in 2019. Just two years later the quadrumvirate got nominated for best rock/metal album for the Swedish music award P3 Guld with their 2020’s self-titled debut release for the same label. After releasing their 2nd album, Alkahest, via Black Lion Records in 2022, SARCATOR finally got a proper chance to play live, captivating crowds with their intense, blackened live shows. With their current line-up fully committed to the band despite their young age (all members are between 19 and 25) it was time for them to record their 3rd album which will be out via Century Media Records in early 2025 and bring SARCATOR to the forefront of an emergent, highly determined new generation of Scandinavian extreme metal bands.
 
The band comments on the cooperation that was inked in black blood: “We are extremely pleased to announce that we have now signed with Century Media Records, who will be releasing our upcoming third full-length album. This is a huge next step for us as a band and we're ready to enter this new chapter with deathrashing fury and full force! Hope to have you all, supporters of the band, coming along for the ride as well! More info on the new album coming soon…but first come and see us on the European dates with Hellripper and Cloak!”
 
Mike Gitter (VP of A&R Century Media Records) on the unholy alliance: "SARCATOR is pure blackened thrash-on-fire. Severely pissed and utterly fast and furious, the still barely out of their teens Swedish foursome take the thrashing blueprint, pour a ton of gasoline on it, light a match and they're nothing short of explosive. Their third and upcoming LP is as modern and punk in its ferocity as it is classic, conjuring the sounds of Possessed and Kreator while amping up its very intensity. We're excited to be working with SARCATOR and have no question that the future of thrash is upon us. And it's Swedish.”

Make sure to join circle-pits on their European tour with HELLRIPPER and CLOAK starting this week:
 
TOUR DATES:


FR 19.07. Poznan (Poland) - Pod Minogą *
SA 20.07. Warsaw (Poland) - Hydrozagadka *
SU 21.07. Ostrava (Czech Republic) - Barrák Music Club *
MO 22.07. Bratislava (Slovakia) - Pink Whale *
TU 23.07. Salzburg (Austria) - Rockhouse *
WE 24.07. Mörlenbach-Weiher (Germany) - Live Music Hall *
TH 25.07. Namur (Belgium) - The Belvédère *
FR 26.07. Tilburg (The Netherlands) - Next Stage *
SA 27.07. Bochum (Germany) - Trompete **
SU 28.07. Stuttgart (Germany) - Schwarzer Keiler ***
FR 23.08. Malmö (Sweden) - Malmö Massacre Festival
SA 31.08. Västerås (Sweden) - Bulgasal Metal Fest
* with Hellripper & Cloak / ** with Hellripper & Scalpture / *** with Cloak

 


Melodic metal powerhouses LUTHARO will embark on a September tour in Canada, supporting STRIKER. Equal parts melody and ferocity, LUTHARO will take their bombastic, powerful show to Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto, so don't miss your chance to see these rising stars take the stage.

The band comments, "IT'S TIME TO SHRED AGAIN! You heard right! We will be hitting the road this September with our good friends in STRIKER and we couldn’t be more stoked! Be sure to secure your tickets FAST and let the heavy metal chaos unfold! More dates to be announced."

TOUR DATES:


Sept 11 - Quebec City - La Source de la Martiniere
Sept 12 - Montreal - Piranha Bar
Sept 13 - Ottawa - Overflow Brewery
Sept 14 - Toronto - Lee’s Palace

 


Reapers of venomous brutality VENDED are having one hell of a year! Having already released two colossal singles, "The Far Side" and "Nihillism," and upcoming festival appearances and dates with SLIPKNOT and KNOCKED LOOSE already announced, the Des Moines five-piece has announced additional headline fall tour dates with support from WRISTMEETRAZOR and LIE.

Commenting on the tour, the band states: "Our intention as VENDED is to take everything to the highest level. We want the fans to understand exactly where we stand on this next tour, and embrace the culture that we’re creating by bring our people together.

The fans are hungry and we’re hungry too. After 3 years of support tours we’re ready to take bring our unique relentless energy all over the US for our first headlining tour. Welcome to Vended."

TOUR DATES:


Sep 1 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma (FESTIVAL)
Sep 6 - Vancouver, BC - The Pearl
Sep 7 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre (w/SLIPKNOT & KNOCKED LOOSE)
Sep 8 - Ridgefield, WA - RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater (w/SLIPKNOT& KNOCKED LOOSE)
Sep 11 - Nampa, ID - Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater (w/SLIPKNOT& KNOCKED LOOSE)
Sep 13 - Inglewood, CA - Intuit Dome (w/SLIPKNOT& KNOCKED LOOSE)
Sep 14 - Inglewood, CA - Intuit Dome (w/SLIPKNOT& KNOCKED LOOSE)
Sep 15 - Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort (w/SLIPKNOT& KNOCKED LOOSE)
Sep 17 - Austin, TX - Moody Center (w/SLIPKNOT& KNOCKED LOOSE)
Sep 18 - Dallas, TX - Dos Equis Pavilion (w/SLIPKNOT& KNOCKED LOOSE)
Sep 21 - Des Moines, IA - Knotfest (FESTIVAL)
Sep 22 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen (w/WRISTMEETRAZOR & LIE)
Sep 23 - Detroit, MI - El Club (w/WRISTMEETRAZOR & LIE)
Sep 24 - Pittsburgh, PA - Crafthouse (w/WRISTMEETRAZOR & LIE)
Sep 26 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge (w/WRISTMEETRAZOR & LIE)
Sep 27 - Richmond, VA - Canal Club (w/WRISTMEETRAZOR & LIE)
Sep 28 - Greenville, SC - Radio Room (w/WRISTMEETRAZOR & LIE)
Sep 29 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade (Altar) (w/WRISTMEETRAZOR & LIE)
Sep 30 - Nashville, TN - The End (w/WRISTMEETRAZOR & LIE)
Oct 2 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live (w/WRISTMEETRAZOR & LIE)
Oct 5 - Los Angeles, CA - BMO Stadium (w/KORN)
Oct 6 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction (w/WRISTMEETRAZOR & LIE)
Oct 7 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick (w/WRISTMEETRAZOR & LIE)
Oct 9 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Atrium (w/WRISTMEETRAZOR & LIE)
Oct 10 - Reno, NV - Cypress (w/WRISTMEETRAZOR & LIE)
Oct 11 - Sacramento, CA - Aftershock (FESTIVAL)
Oct 14 - Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall (w/WRISTMEETRAZOR & LIE)
Oct 16 - Denver, CO - Marquis (w/WRISTMEETRAZOR & LIE)

 


 Thrilling German metal outfit KNIFE have once again entered into an alliance with the devouring depths of black and speed metal and unleash another angry beast, their new EP, 'Live Leather Hounds,' out August 23, 2024 via Napalm Records. Recorded during their “Evil Obsession Tour” with the mighty Sodom in 2023, this offering celebrates KNIFE’s raging and boisterous live performances and unveils a powerful studio cover and feature with black thrash icons Desaster. 

KNIFE return in full force with their official live video for “White Witch/Black Death”. This electrifying live experience captures the raw energy of the brutally infectious single and is a must-watch for any metal enthusiast. Don’t miss the chance to experience KNIFE’s unyielding live spirit during their festival run or on their “Deutschland Into Dust Tour.” Get your tickets HERE!

KNIFE on the single and live music video: “‘White Witch/Black Death’ features all the trademarks of the KNIFE sound. Ferocious speed, howling guitars, thunderous bass, violent drums, and screaming vocals – the essence of true KNIFE metal. This song is a highlight of our live shows, driving the crowd into pure metal mania. When the witch is calling, the pit is raging!”

Watch the official live video for “White Witch / Black Death” HERE.

 


Ovtlier is ready to raise the bar a whole other level, gearing up to outdo their own personal best with the release of "Warriors feat. Chris Motionless". The track was written by the band's lead vocalist and founder, Joey Arena, Justin DeBlieck (Ice Nine Kills, Motionless In White), Alecia “Mixi” Demnar (Stitched Up Heart) and Joel DeMartino. It was produced by Justin DeBlieck as well, while joining its predecessor as the second single mixed by Chris Dawson (SAUL, Any Given Sin) and mastered by Mike Kalajian (Bad Omens, The Plot In You). Due to the relationship between Chris Motionless and Joey, it was only a matter of time before the collaboration went into effect. With Ovtlier's dedication, nose to the grind work ethic and a star-studded team of support behind them, the success of "Warriors" as the band's most-accomplished single is inevitable!

Adding to the excitement, the music video for the song, directed by Tom Flynn, known for his work with acclaimed artists such as All That Remains, Body Count, and 10 Years, is bound to leave a lasting impression. Tom Flynn's impressive portfolio indicates his expertise in creating visually stunning and impactful music videos. The video made it's debut on Revolver!

“'Warriors' is a song that’s just built different. It encompasses all of who and what Ovtlier is. Add a powerhouse like Chris to the mix and you have something extra special. I could not be more excited to collaborate with someone with such talent but even more, a friend!” says Joey Arena, the band's vocalist.

Chris Motionless adds, “I’ve been following Ovtlier for a while now and I see how bad they want it, and what they are willing to do to get it. It’s tough to find that kind of dedication these days, so I wanted to do my part in helping an up and coming band get some more eyes and ears on them. I love the song and it’s blend of genres I grew up loving, so it was an easy call to sing on Warriors.”

WATCH the video HERE:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGF7MHpkTmU

 

 

Intergalactic Shock Rock legends GWAR made a record-breaking sixth appearance at the AV Club studios, again showcasing their unique take on a hit song far outside their usual realm. The return of AV Club's Undercover Series, after a seven-year hiatus, is a testament to the unparalleled “genius” of GWAR, who have no equal when it comes to reinterpreting songs.

"I couldn't think of a better way to bring back AV Undercover than with the band responsible for one of my favorite episodes," says Paste Media president Josh Jackson. "GWAR once again knocked it out of the park, completely making a song from the Barbie movie all its own."

"We’ve been fans of Ryan Gosling since the Mickey Mouse Club days, and like most terrifying intergalactic heavy metal superstars, we simply adore musical theater. This just made sense," adds vocalist BL0thR the Berserker.

On this visit, GWAR played with dolls, taking on the American icon Barbie, as they covered the hit song "I'm Just Ken" from the Barbie movie soundtrack. Of course, GWAR made it all their own. Watch the video for "We're Just GWAR" HERE.

 

 

MAJESTICA are back with their first new music of 2024! The Swedish power metal quartet proudly presents their latest single 'A New Beginning', which is the band's first release since 2021. Therefore, the song name not only fits in relation to this, but also speaks about a new beginning and letting things come to an end. Paired with musical elements reminiscent of the 80s, MAJESTICA unleashes a new catchy tune upon their fans that puts the band back on the radar.

Tommy Johansson comments:  "When Majestica finally returns with a new song it couldn’t have been a better one than 'A New Beginning'. Not only is it a heavy power metal song with a catchy sing-along chorus, but it’s also very melodic in the style of Stratovarius, 80’s rock, and Helloween with some hints of Gary Moore. The song reflects on (as the title says) to start over, but also of something that comes to an end. But the end isn’t always a bad thing. It feels great to finally release some new music with Majestica again and to show that we’re back - back with a new beginning."

As if the release of this brand new single wasn't enough, MAJESTICA have also delivered a brand new music video for their single, which you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqW7wHNCc9M.