THE ROYAL release video for 'Deathwatch'

THE ROYAL release video for 'Deathwatch'

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THE ROYAL have released a video for 'Deathwatch', the title-track from their third studio album which will be released on March 8th 2019 via Long Branch Records.

Featuring Ryo Kinoshita of Crystal Lake, you can watch the video here:

 is available for pre-order in various formats here:

THE ROYAL have announced a UK/European tour in support of the new album, joined by special guests Dead Like Juliet

08.03.2019 - Bridgend UK, Hobos
09.03.2019 - Bridgwater UK, Cobblestones 
10.03.2019 - Leeds UK, Key Club
11.03.2019 - Bolton UK, Alma Inn 
12.03.2019 - London UK, 229 The Venue 
13.03.2019 - Worthing UK, Bar42
15.03.2019 - Wesel DE, Krachgarten 
16.03.2019 - Milan IT, Circolo Svolta 
17.03.2019 - Munich DE, Backstage Club 
18.03.2019 - Vienna AT, Escape 
19.03.2019 - Bratislava SK, Kulturak Klub 
20.03.2019 - Brasov RO, Rockstadt 
22.03.2019 - Dresden DE, Club Novitatis 
23.03.2019 - Eindhoven NL, Popei 

Dutch metal band THE ROYAL keep exploring the wide variety of today's metal scene. After the release of their first label release Seven - which was hailed for its catchy riffs and uplifting songs - THE ROYAL played numerous club shows and festivals across 25 European countries during a two month tour. This was followed by a series of intercontinental shows during a four week tour in Japan and China.

Having spent much time on tour writing songs and discussing heavy topics, THE ROYALdecided to explore the darker side of metalcore on their upcoming album Deathwatch. The new record is a mix of catchy riffs with heavy breakdowns and ambient sounds. There is a lot of raw emotion put into this upcoming record, in which the band processes what has been a very emotional past year.

THE ROYAL's DIY work ethic with writing, producing, design and more has resulted in an album true to the band's vision. Whether it’s vocalist Sem Pisarahu writing about life struggles, or the exceptional guitar work of JD and Pim, if you like shadowy, epic-sounding, emotional metal music, rest assured, this album is for you.

Tracklisting:  1. Pariah 2. Savages 3. State Of Dominance 4. Soul Sleeper 5. Deathwatch (feat. Ryo Kinoshita of Crystal Lake) 6. Exodus Black 7. Nine For Hell 8. Lone Wolf 9. Avalon 10. Glitch

1. Pariah
2. Savages
3. State Of Dominance
4. Soul Sleeper
5. Deathwatch (feat. Ryo Kinoshita of Crystal Lake)
6. Exodus Black
7. Nine For Hell
8. Lone Wolf
9. Avalon
10. Glitch

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HIGH ON FIRE win Grammy for best metal performance

HIGH ON FIRE win Grammy for best metal performance

HIGH ON FIRE took home the GRAMMY for "Best Metal Performance" last night at the 61st annual Grammy awards ceremony in Los Angeles, the music industry’s only peer-recognised accolade and highest achievement. 
This was the band’s first nomination and first win. HIGH ON FIRE were nominated for 'Electric Messiah,' the title track off their 2018 album of the same name. The band, now as winners, join the ranks of past winners such as Black Sabbath, Motörhead, Metallica and Slayer.
"We never really needed an award for doing what we love,” says frontman Matt Pike. “Twenty-one years later, we finally got this. Thank you to the Academy." Pike went on to thank producer Kurt Ballou among others. Bassist Jeff Matz sent out a heartfelt shoutout to long-time manager and friend Nick John who passed away last year and who was an instrumental figure in the band’s success.

MENTAL CRUELTY sign with Unique Leader and reveal new album details

MENTAL CRUELTY sign with Unique Leader and reveal new album details

USA slamming deathcore crushers MENTAL CRUELTY have officially signed with venerable extreme metal powerhouse Unique Leader Records. The group will release their second full-length and debut for the label, Inferis, on 10th May.

The devastatingly brutal album was produced and mixed by Sky Van Hoff (Rammstein, Kreator, Caliban) and features artwork by Pedro "Lordigan" Sena (Ingested, Organectomy, Brand of Sacrifice). Inferis is 10 tracks of absolutely vicious, crushing intensity and shows that MENTAL CRUELTY are a force to be reckoned with in the world of brutal death metal. 

The group commented, "We are more than stoked to announce that we signed with Unique Leader Records, who are one of our all time favourite labels out there! We’re now part of a roster with many other amazing bands like Within Destruction and Signs of the Swarm!

"For our new record we pushed ourselves to the limit and expanded the total range of our sound- vocal brutality and technicality pushed to the absolute maximum! With that said, we are more than excited and looking forward releasing what we prepared for you all...

"We hope you all like 

Watch the lyric video for 'Mundus Vult Decipi' (feat. Jack Simmons of Slaughter to Prevail)" here:

Inferis track-listing:

1. Inferis
2. Planet Of Misery
3. Blood Altar
4. Tormentum (feat Dickie Allen of Infant Annihilator)
5. Priest of Damnation
6. Mundus Vult Decipi (feat Jack Simmons of Slaughter To Prevail)
7. Cosmic Indifference
8. Godhunt (feat Jason Evans of INGESTED)
9. Human Evisceration
10. Monocerotis (feat Marco Bayati of Desolace)

Pre-orders for Inferis will be available on 15th March and lookout for tour announcements for North America and Europe very soon.

Italian metal band ELYNE release new single 'Wake Up'

Italian metal band ELYNE release new single 'Wake Up'

Italian modern metal band ELYNE have released their new single 'Wake Up' (8th February 2019).

Watch the video for 'Wake Up', premiered via Distorted Sound Magazine

Stream the single here:

On the 'Wake Up', Danny Faccani (vocals) comments "We want to invite people to start thinking with their own minds. This is basically what 'WAKE UP' is about. We want them to rise up against any form of religious institution and oppression."

Talking about the video, Danny continues: "Working with director and DOP, Pavel Trebuchin is always awesome. He already directed our music videos for 'Demons' and 'Stand Tall' and killed it, so we were sure about having him again on board to direct the video for 'Wake Up'. We choose to get a dark vs bright mood to the video to get people into the contrast between the two ways of thinking, close one vs open one. We used flames to represent the angry voice of the people and snakes to represent sins and evil in today's society." 

Supported by Kerrang! Radio, and previously landing on two Spotify playlists (New Core - 340,000 followers and New Metal Tracks - 341,000 followers), ELYNE have recently proved a hit, with their prior single 'Stand Tall' charting at #1 on the Italian iTunes Metal Chart.

Forming in 2013, ELYNE immediately found themselves touring, including shows with Chelsea GrinArchitectsSworn In, and Being As An Ocean. In 2015 the band released the single 'Frames' and went on their first European headline tour, before releasing their second full length Alibi in April 2017, which reached #3 on the national Metal iTunes Chart.

The release of Alibi saw ELYNE play Home Festival (100,000 attendance) for the first time, one of Italy's largest music festivals, before ending the year with Of Mice & Men

ELYNE will tour across Europe and UK this year. Dates to be announced soon.


GHOST IRIS release third single 'The Devil's Plaything' with video

GHOST IRIS release third single 'The Devil's Plaything' with video

GHOST IRIS have premiered the video for new single 'The Devil's Plaything' from the band's 3rd studio album "Apple Of Discord", which will be released on February 22nd, 2019 via Long Branch Records.

Of the new album, GHOST IRIS comment:

"Apple Of Discord is a record we are incredibly proud of - mostly because it's our most passionate material to date. It reflects the experiences and represents the progress we have made over the last two years, both as a band and as individuals. One might even say that writing this album has been therapeutic for us. Bitterness, deceit, greed and frustration are feelings everyone has experienced one way or another in life, but it´s about how you channel the anger that comes along. And in our opinion, being able to use music to reflect and grow, is one of the most inspiring side effects when being artistically creative and passionate about what we believe in. We hope, you'll all enjoy Apple Of Discord just as much as we do."

Apple Of Discord is available for pre-order here:

GHOST IRIS will tour as support to Soen on their UK/Euro headline tour next year. Dates are as follows:

12/03 - NO - Oslo - John Dee
13/03 - DK - Copenhagen - tbc
14/03 - DE - Hamburg - Logo
15/03 - DE - Berlin - Roadrunner
16/03 - DE - Aschaffenburg - Colos Saal
17/03 - DE - Stuttgart - ClubCANN
18/03 - DE- Munich - Backstage Werk
20/03 - DE - Hagen - Kultopia
21/03 - DE - Cologne - Helios
25/03 - UK - London - O2 Academy Islington
28/03 - ES - Barcelona - Salamandra
29/03 - ES - Madrid - Caracol
30/03 - PT - Porto - Hard Club
31/03 - PT - Lisbon - RCA
02/04 - FR - Paris - Backstage
03/04 - CH - Pratteln - Z7
04/04 - IT - Milano - Legend Club
05/04 - IT - Rome - Orion Ciampino
06/04 - IT - Fabricia - Sonic Room

BORDERS announce debut album Purify and reveal video for '731'

BORDERS announce debut album Purify and reveal video for '731'

UK metallers BORDERS have confirmed that they'll release their debut album Purify on 10th May 2019 via Long Branch Records.

To coincide with the announcement the band have released a video for '731', the first single from the album.

Purify will be available in vinyl, CD and digital formats, as well as BandCamp and Long Branch Records bundles. Pre-orders are available here:

BORDERS have also announced a run of UK shows in support of the album.


03.05.2019 - Manchester, Rebellion

04.05.2019 - Cardiff, Fuel

06.05.2019 - Brighton, Green Door Store

08.05.2019 - London, 229

09.05.2019 - Birmingham, Subside

10.05.2019 - Nottingham, Alberts

11.05.2019 - Lincoln, Liquor

12.05.2019 - Glasgow, 13th Note

Hailing from Lincoln, UK, BORDERS are pushing to lead in a new era of heavy music, seamlessly blending genres and styles to forge a crushing yet melodic and unique experience. Since joining forces with new vocalist Jordan 'JJ' Olifent in 2016, BORDERS have been working hard impressing crowds across the UK and Europe with their energetic, powerful live performance. From playing sold-out hometown shows, to supporting Skindred and Whitechapel and appearing at UK Tech-Fest, BORDERS consistently electrify crowds as unchained force Olifent leads the indomitable machine. Lunging from the crowd to the mic and leaving no spot unclaimed, he bends the crowd to his will with gang chants, mosh pits and room splits. While performing alongside Martyr Defiled on their UK/EU farewell tour, Metal Hammer said of their live show: "[Borders are] boasting an energised stage presence and an armada of head-bang-inducing grooves."

Speaking out on modern issues of healthcare, austerity and corruption, the band's Diagnosed EP was released in 2017. It received glowing reviews from Metal Hammer and more, as well as gaining regular radio play on Kerrang’s Fresh Blood, where Alex Baker hailed BORDERS as "behemoths of tomorrow." The songwriting, catchiness, technical prowess and sheer brutality of the record were standout points for critics. The EP theme hit home for Olifent as his lyrical content reflected his own mother’s experiences with cancer and the healthcare system. After she beat the disease with only natural remedies and lifestyle changes, Olifent seeks to pose questions on trust in the healthcare system and the corporate greed that drives pharmaceutical companies to put profits before people.

Purify is an ambitious full-length record which documents a timeline of human corruption; from the wartime atrocities of the Japanese experimental death camps in '731', to modern day political corruption in war, all the way to a bleak vision of future potential healthcare systems in 'Wake Up'. Purify is a statement on the condition of the world today, yesterday and tomorrow that not only sounds incredible but might change the way you look at the world around you. Olifent muses on the development of human corruption; the barbaric human beginnings of mass slaughter against targeted groups may seem a world away to the average citizen, but not only do those atrocities still exist, but corruption and evil has further retreated and disguised itself behind closed doors. A disguise that is easily lifted with information and a willingness to challenge one's own beliefs. Purify is a call for a purge of corruption and a call for the average person to think more about the world they inhabit.


Jordan Olifent - Vocals

Gavin Burton - Guitars

Tom Britton - Bass

Daniel Hodson - Drums

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CONTINUUM premiere 'A History Denied' music video

CONTINUUM premiere 'A History Denied' music video

US masters of tech death CONTINUUM have premiered a music video for their song 'A History Denied' via Metalsucks. The track is from the group's highly anticipated forthcoming album Designed Obsolescence which will be released on 22nd February via Unique Leader Records.

The album shows how well the group - which features current and ex-members of Animosity, Decrepit Birth, Allegaeon, Brain Drill, Inanimate Existence, and Rings of Saturn - commands extreme metal songwriting and continues to expand on the sound first brought explored on their stunning 2015 debut The Hypothesis

The band commented on the video, "We knew we wanted to do something other than your typical band performance video and Marshall Wieczorek and Michelle Nisbet did a great job at writing and directing the plot driven video that is loosely based on the concept of our new album Designed Obsolescence. I feel like the vibe of mystery and intrigue go great with the song which has some new songwriting elements we’ve never used in Continuum before. Hopefully you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed shooting it."  

CONTINUUM will be touring the US West Coast this March alongside Alterbeast and Aethere

Pre-order the album here: 

 TRUTH CORRODED premiere lyric video and launch album pre-orders

TRUTH CORRODED premiere lyric video and launch album pre-orders

Australian death thrashers TRUTH CORRODED have unleashed the lead single and lyric video for 'To The Carnal Earth' from the band's upcoming new album Bloodlands. The new album will be released 22nd March via iconic extreme music label Unique Leader Records.

Featuring a guest solo from the legendary Terrance Hobbs of Suffocation, check out 'To The Carnal Earth' here:

Commenting on the song, bassist Greg Shaw offers "To The Carnal Earth' is the opening song from our upcoming album, and it is an absolute privilege to feature Terrance for a guest solo. We were very fortunate to have toured alongside Suffocation in Asia and Europe and became good friends with the band. The solo is completely off the hook and is both signature of the Hobbs style and fitting to the era and influences of the song. It also sums up what you can anticipate from the new album."

Terrance stands alongside a host of impressive guest artists on the new album which include Stephen Carpenter of the DeftonesMark Kloeppel of Misery IndexRyan Knight formerly of The Black Dahlia Murder and ex-Suffocation drummer Kevin Talley.

Artwork for the album was created by Gary Ronaldson at Bite Radius Designs (Napalm Death, Misery Index, Benighted) and captures the dark concept underlying the albums title.

"Both the album title and new song regard war and what compels a person to fight. The title refers to lands that have soaked up the blood of the fallen to give growth to later conflict, and the new song relates to what compels conflict and what it preys upon" adds Shaw. 

Bloodlands Track-listing: 

1. To The Carnal Earth
2. The Leeches Feed
3. Conquest Of Divide
4. Victims Left Lepers
5. Bloodlands
6. The Storm
7. Of Open Eyes And Willing Hands
8. The End Of He Who Reigns
9. I Once Breathed

TRUTH CORRODED will be touring Europe alongside Misery Index, Wormrot and The Lions Daughter in March and April.


23 Mar Heidelberg (DE) Heidelberg Deathfest
24 Mar Nürnberg (DE) Z-Bau
25 Mar Wien (AT) Escape Metalcorner
26 Mar Brno (CZ) Melodka
27 Mar Dresden (DE) Chemiefabrik
28 Mar Kassel (DE) Goldgrube
29 Mar Berlin (DE) Cassiopeia
30 Mar Eindhoven (NL) Grindhoven
31 Mar München (DE) Backstage
01 Apr Zürich (CH) Werk21
02 Apr Segrate MI (IT) Circolo Magnolia
03 Apr Genf (CH) Usine
04 Apr Paris (FR) Glazart
05 Apr Sint Niklaas (BE) De Casino
06 Apr Essen (DE) Turock

Pre-order the album here:

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Portuguese hardcore quintet PUSH! stream new video ahead of upcoming LP

Portuguese hardcore quintet PUSH! stream new video ahead of upcoming LP


Portuguese hardcore quintet PUSH! have streamed their new video 'Free At Last' ahead of their upcoming LP Dark Dive (8th February).

First premiered via PureGrainAudio, you can now watch 'Free At Last' here:

And pre-order Dark Dive here:

Dark Dive was mastered by Stu Mckay (MalevolenceBrutality Will Prevail) and follows a very busy four years for the band. Since 2015 PUSH! have played extensively in Portugal and Spain, sharing the stage with MadballStrifeBacktrackBrutality Will PrevailSworn Enemy, and the Portuguese legends Devil In Me and For The GloryPUSH! have also played several major festivals in Portugal, such as the European Pool Party 2015, alongside Broken Teeth and All For Nothing

For fans of MadballDeez NutsStamping Ground and and even some early MetallicaPUSH! shine an important spotlight on an underrepresented part of the world. The band's previous two albums (Breathe In The Future. Breathe Out The Past. and This Is Cruel. This Is Life.) were released in 2014 and 2016 respectively.

PUSH! will be announcing their first EU tour shortly.

Watch the band's previous video - 'With Love' - here: