VALLENFYRE Issues ‘The Merciless Tide’ Official Video

The crushing, deathly doom band Vallenfyre, which features members of Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride members, has unleashed a new official video. The clip is for the track ‘The Merciless Tide‘ from the band’s just-released third album, “Fear Those Who Fear Him”, which came out on June 2nd from Century Media Records. The band Vallenfyre is the brainchild of Paradise Lost guitarist Gregor Mackintosh who is joined by guitarist/bassist Hamish Glencross (ex-My Dying Bride) and drummer Waltteri Väyrynen.

Mackintosh spoke about the new song and video saying:”‘The Merciless Tide‘ is about the relentless march of time and also wishing you could be in someone else’s shoes to save them suffering. In the video, we see a man going through immense suffering over a long period of time, never being able to grasp the things he craves, whilst faceless tormentors observe in indifference. This is incredibly grim, so enjoy.”

Fear Those Who Fear Him‘ was once again produced by Kurt Ballou (Converge, Nails) at GodCity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts and mastered by Brad Boatright (Obituary, YOB, Beastmilk) at Audiosiege Mastering in Portland, Oregon. The cover artwork was created by Hal Rotter.

“Fear Those Who Fear Him” was released as gatefold LP+CD on limited colored and regular black 180-gram vinyl, as special edition digipak (international version), jewelcase CD (Canada, USA, Mexico only) and on all digital/streaming platforms.

The Merciless Tide‘ is the latest visualizer from Vallenfyre and follows the previously issued ‘An Apathetic Grave‘ Lyric Vido and ‘Kill Your Masters‘ Official Video, both are streaming below.

– Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker

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Fear Those Who Fear Him‘ track listing:

1. Born To Decay
2. Messiah
3. Degeneration
4. An Apathetic Grave
5. Nihilist
6. Amongst The Filth
7. The Merciless Tide
8. Dead World Breathes
9. Soldier Of Christ
10. Cursed From The Womb
11. Kill All Your Masters
12. Temple Of Rats 


ICED EARTH ‘Incorruptible’ Details Revealed; ‘Raven Wing’ Lyric Video Premiere

U.S. power metallers Iced Earth will make their return with the new album ‘Incorruptible‘ on June 16th via Century Media Records. The anxiously awaited follow up to 2011’s Dystopia is a 10-track effort of the powerfully melodic heavy metal the band has built its respectable legacy upon. ‘Incorruptible‘ will be available in a variety of formats that are included below.

Along with the news of the upcoming release, Iced Earth are sharing a new lyric video for the song ‘Raven Wing‘. It follows the previously shared ‘Seven Headed Whore‘ and both are streaming here today.

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“Incorruptible”
track listing:

01. Great Heathen Army (5:21)
02. Black Flag (4:56)
03. Raven Wing (6:25)
04. The Veil (4:47)
05. Seven Headed Whore (3:00)
06. The Relic (Part 1) (4:59)
07. Ghost Dance (Awaken The Ancestors) (6:35)
08. Brothers (4:45)
09. Defiance (4:08)
10. Clear The Way (December 13th, 1862) (9:30)

“Incorruptible” will be available in the following formats:

* Deluxe CD digipak with extensive booklet, fold-out poster and slipcase (only available in Europe)
* CD digipak (only available in the USA)
* Strictly limited artbook with 36-page booklet with introduction, additional artworks, sketches and comments by Jon Schaffer to each individual song, CD and double 10″ vinyl, worldwide limited to only 3000 copies
* Deluxe 2LP version in various vinyl colors (see below for exact color split) with gatefold sleeve, 4-page lyric sheet, 180-gram vinyl, black anti-static inner sleeves, etching and 12-page LP-booklet with artworks to each of the 10 songs
* Standard CD jewel case
* Digital download / stream

The 2LP version of “Incorruptible” is offered in the following vinyl colors:

* Black vinyl: unlimited and offered through all retail channels
* Dark-green vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available in the U.K.
* Yellow vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available in France
* Clear vinyl: limited to 100 copies, exclusively available at Century Media‘s European online store
* Lilac vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at Nuclear Blast
* Silver vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at EMP
* Transparent-red vinyl: limited to 500 copies, distributed through RED in the USA
* White vinyl: limited to 300 copies, exclusively offered in the USA through F.Y.E.
* Transparent-orange vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively sold by ICED EARTH on tour

The artbook version of “Incorruptible” will be offered in the following vinyl colors:

* Transparent-red vinyl: main version, available through all retail channels
* Clear vinyl: limited to 100 copies, exclusively available at Century Media‘s European online store
* Golden vinyl: limited to 200 copies, available at various online stores
* Black vinyl: limited to 200 copies, available at various online stores
* Silver vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively available at Nuclear Blast
* Transparent-orange vinyl: limited to 200 copies, exclusively sold by ICED EARTH on tour


Night Demon “Darkness Remains” – Album Review…

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Darkness Remains (Deluxe Edition) – Vinyl // CD // DD // Streaming..

Century Media – Street Date: April 21, 2017

Reviewed by David “The Lovely” LaMay

 

Ventura, California’s Night Demon is, with little doubt, becoming a  ferocious, unstoppable monster within the overall underground metal movement. Though their excellent 2012 debut e.p. seemed to sneak under the radar, it had the goods to land them a deal with powerhouse label Century Media. From there, in early 2015, the band released ‘Curse of The Damned’, a future classic of NWOTHM (New Wave Of Traditional Heavy Metal) and has followed it up with seemingly relentless touring and a live delivery that will melt your face off, straight down to the bone. Catch Jarvis Leatherby (bass, vocals), Dusty Squires (drums), and newbie Armand John (guitars) off-stage, and they’re every bit as cool as their music is hot.  How can they possibly make the scenario any more appealing to metal fans? Easy- By releasing ‘Darkness Remains’.

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Now, if you’re worried that the band has left its roots behind or grown beyond what’s made them so appealing thus far, rest easy. If you’re new to them, well, here is as good as any a place to start.

With a catchy as hell, old-school sound firmly in place, the band has wisely chosen not to attempt reinventing the wheel. Instead, they have fine-tuned the machine so that the 10 regular and 2 bonus cover tracks (including Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You’ in a really fresh, yet recognizable format) pulse and pound with earthy preciseness.   Foreboding hooves gallop furiously through dark terrain like ‘Hallowed Ground’ and ‘Black Widow’, while mid-pacers ‘Stranger In The Room’ and ‘On Your Own’ really hammer home the early 80’s charm. The title track is the biggest surprise, showing the trio being as adept at penning a tranquil, almost Sabbathy psych vibe as anything else they’ve tackled thus far.

Individually, Jarvis’ melodic, “every man” vocals ala Guy Speranza (R.I.P./Riot) or Chris Bradley (Savage) are smoother and more assured, as is Dusty’s drumming. Armand John’s new role in the band is proving to be a great addition; the riffs are still blazing sharp, but his sense of melody is keener than his predecessor’s, tightening the trio’s sound down to the smallest details. Topping it all off is the robust, vibrant production ‘Curse’ could have used, but never got.

Quartz, Iron Maiden, Angel Witch, Jaguar, Cirith Ungol, Slough Feg and the like are nice touchstones to get an idea where Night Demon is coming from.  In the end, they manage to get their own thing going in full force with ‘Darkness Remains’. This record isn’t good, or even great. It’s downright fantastic. I am, once again, blown away by this band to no end. Essential – Ohhhh, hell yes!

March 4, 2017 (Saratoga Springs, NY)- From Left To Right: Armand John, Dave Lampkins, Jarvis, Myself, and Dusty kneeling in front. They tore that joint doooown!
Dave & Night Demon

ICED EARTH Issues ‘Incorruptible’ Details & Info

Legendary U.S. power metallers Iced Earth have unveiled the details of their upcoming studio album, ‘Incorruptible‘, set for release on June 16 via a variety of distributors. The information includes album artwork, tracklist, release formats and more, all of which can be found below. The cover artwork for the disc, as well as additional illustrations to every song, was created by David Newman-Stump from Skeleton Crew Tattoo (pencil illustrations) and Roy Young (colors).  Continue reading…


NIGHT DEMON Exhumes ‘Hallowed Ground’ Lyric Video From Upcoming Release

One of the most eagerly anticipated new releases on the horizon is that from Ventura, CA’s Night Demon titled ‘Darkness Remains‘. Their sophomore record will see its unleashing on April 21st via Century Media but a new Single, ‘Hallowed Ground‘, has been shared with us by way of a new Lyric Video.

Speaking about their shared journey on the way leading to the release of ‘Darkness Remains‘, the members of Night Demon collectively stated the following: “Well it’s about time for Night Demon to release a new album! It’s been quite the whirlwind for us touring the world over the last two years on Curse Of The Damned. We really wanted to give the existing fans a chance to digest the album and have a chance to see it live a few times. We have been prepping for the new record for over a year, and now the moment is upon us to unleash this beast for one and all! Very excited to continue our road journeys with some new material for the faithful, and the newcomers. Night Demon is coming for you in 2017!”

– Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker

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Tracklisting:

“Welcome To The Night”
“Hallowed Ground”
“Maiden Hell”
“Stranger In The Room”
“Life On The Run”
“Dawn Rider”
“Black Widow”
“On Your Own”
“Flight Of The Manticore”
“Darkness Remains”
“We Will Rock You” (by Queen )*
“Turn Up The Night” (by Black Sabbath)*

* – Bonus Tracks

Darkness Remains will be available in the following formats:

– Limited Edition Digipak
– LP
– Deluxe Digital Edition (featuring bonus tracks)

Vinyl will be released in the following colors:

* Dark Green – European Exclusive – Limited to 2000 copies
* Silver – US Exclusive – Limited to 500 copies


DREAM EVIL To Return With ‘Six’; Share New Videos

One of Sweden’s most popular power metal bands, Dream Evil, has returned after a seven year hiatus with several new offerings. They begin first with the news of their long-awaited new studio album, ‘Six‘, which will be released on May 26th via Century Media Records. The new album was recorded and produced by guitarist Fredrik Nordström, or as he is known in Dream Evil, “Ritchie Rainbow“.

Along with this most welcome news also comes both a new official video from Dream Evil, interestingly enough, titled ‘Dream Evil‘ and an album announcement trailer. You can see both streaming below while pre-orders for ‘Six‘ are available hereContinue reading…