Black metal legends Immortal are ready to return with a new album ("Northern Chaos Gods") via Nuclear Blast and they have already released an official lyric video for the title track, which comes in form of a first digital single and limited 7'' vinyl single. So, after so many years the band is here again with new music and Demonaz handling the vocals. Right below you can stream the new lyric video.

 Tracklist: 

01. Northern Chaos Gods 
02. Into Battle Ride 
03. Gates To Blashyrkh 
04. Grim and Dark 
05. Called To Ice 
06. Where Mountains Rise 
07. Blacker Of Worlds 
08. Mighty Ravendark 

 

 

 

US heavy metal Band Ashes Of Ares featuring Matt Barlow (ex-Iced Earth) have signed with European label ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. The band is currently working on their second album which will be released in 2018. Watch Matt Barlow in the video below, sharing the news and some first-hand details on the upcoming release.

Stay tuned, more information and amazing announcements coming soon.

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Vicious Rumors are celebrating their 30-year anniversary of their classic album, "Digital Dictator", and have already announced the first 37 U.S. dates of the "30th Anniversary Digital Dictator World Tour 2018". Initially, the tour was planned for four weeks, but grew to seven weeks due to the overwhelming response and demand. Geoff Thorpe says: "Fans have asked us for years if we would do a Digital Dictator Tour! We're so excited to announce these dates! Playing the whole album live plus classics from our 39-year career". 

Tour dates:

Aug. 31 - Santa Rosa, CA - University Of Rock 
Sep. 05 - Seattle, WA - Revolution 
Sep. 06 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater 
Sep. 07 - Lewiston, ID - 3rd Wheel 
Sep. 08 - Colombia Falls, MT - Silver Bullet 
Sep. 09 - Calgary, AB - Distortion 
Sep. 10 - Edmonton, AB - Rendezvous Pub 
Sep. 11 - Regina, SK - Cloud 9 Live 
Sep. 12 - Winnipeg, MB - Park Theater 
Sep. 13 - Moorhead, MN - The Garage Bar 
Sep. 14 - Sioux Falls, SD - Bigs Bar 
Sep. 15 - Minneapolis, MN - Lee's Liquor Lounge 
Sep. 16 - Madison, WI - The Frequency 
Sep. 19 - Des Moines, IA - The Gas Lamp 
Sep. 20 - Dubuque, IA - The Lift 
Sep. 21 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's 
Sep. 22 - Akron, OH - Empire Concert Club 
Sep. 23 - Wilmington, DE - Bar XIII 
Sep. 25 - Charlotte, NC - The Milestone 
Sep. 26 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade 
Sep. 28 - Tulsa, OK - The Vanguard 
Sep. 29 - Wichita, KS - The Elbow Room 
Sep. 30 - Lakewood, CO - Silver Music Hall 
Oct. 01 - Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall 
Oct. 02 - Idaho Falls, ID - The Gem 
Oct. 03 - Boise, ID - The Shredder 
Oct. 05 - Sacramento, CA - Holy Diver 
Oct. 06 - Ventura, CA - Frost And Fire Festival 
Oct. 07 - Mesa, AZ - Red Club 
Oct. 08 - Tucson, AZ - House Of Bards 
Oct. 09 - El Paso, TX - Rockhouse 
Oct. 10 - Odessa, TX - Gabby-Doo Saloon 
Oct. 11 - Ft. Worth, TX - The Rail Club 
Oct. 12 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall Upstairs 
Oct. 13 - San Antonio, TX - Fitzgerald's 
Oct. 14 - Austin, TX - Come And Take It

Within Temptation's Sharon Den Adel said some very interesting things in an interview she gave to France's United Rock Nations. Someone should especially emphasize on what she revealed about the origins of her new solo project, My Indigo, and the lack of inspiration she had to face the last years. You can read what she said in the following excerpts:

"I've been touring with Within Temptation my whole young, adult life. I've never done anything else except Within Temptation and also because it's something that really comes from the heart and it's my passion and I really love doing it. But, after so many years, some things happened through the years that I really never had time to — all the highs and lows in life, I never had time to process that and I was close to a burnout a few years ago. A lot of things happened. My father got really ill and I [found] that I had writer's block in combination with that, so, I didn't know how to continue. A lot of things came up from my past that I needed to think about, like, 'Okay, I need to re-evaluate what I want to do with the next 20 years of my life and why can't I write now because something is blocking me?' I found out that I needed to make some kind of music at this time because I didn't feel the music for Within Temptation to write something, I wasn't inspired, I didn't have any inspiration because Within Temptation is epic, big and powerful type of music. I didn't feel big and powerful at the time. I felt I had a lot of things to deal with, so, I wanted to stay close to what I was feeling, then other music came out. Instead of big and powerful Within Temptation kind of songs, it became very vulnerable, small songs. I wanted to do something different and explore that. I couldn't write Within Temptation type of music, so I thought, 'Maybe I could write this so maybe it will come back. Maybe I can get back the magic of writing songs for Within Temptation again.'"

"I think those things are kind of personal and I think, especially, you have to theorize with yourself what you want to do with the things that you're dealing with. If you're going to tell everybody, everybody is going to have an opinion about it. These are the kind of things you talk about after you have done it, not before you're going to do it because it's only going to make people restless and that's unnecessary. First, I had to figure out for myself what I wanted to do, then how I was going to do this."

 

 

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