SLP Concerts and GameLoud Introduce
ROCK'N DERBY
New Jersey-based event powerhouses SLP Concerts and GameLoud- the duo that consistently brings music fans widely-popular festival events such as the Bamboozle, Skate And Surf Festival, and Food Truck & Rock Carnival - are pleased to present the inaugural ROCK'N DERBY, taking place May 20-22, 2016 at the 35+ acre Schaghticoke Fairgrounds in Schaghticoke, NY (69 Stillwater Bridge Rd., 12154), just minutes outside of Albany, NY.
 A Three-Day Concert & Demolition Derby Camping Event at Schaghticoke Fairgrounds in Schaghticoke, NY -May 20-22, 2016
 GET TICKETS NOW @ Ticketmaster
 Featuring Performances By:
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, SHINEDOWN
HALESTORM, MEGADETH
SIXX: A.M., LAMB OF GOD
CLUTCH, ANTHRAX
GHOST,WOLFMOTHER
SEVENDUST,DOKKEN
TRIVIUM, MEMPHIS MAY FIRE
WE CAME AS ROMANS, SCOTT STAPP
POP EVIL, THY ART IS MURDER
CURRENTS, WILD THRONE
...and 40+ Acts TBA
As previously reported, Hail of Bullets and front-man Martin van Drunen have parted ways; today, the band has announced David Ingram (ex-Bolt Thrower/Benediction) as his live replacement for Maryland Deathfest on May 28th in Baltimore, USA - the only confirmed Hail of Bullets show for 2016! For more information about the festival, please visit: http://www.marylanddeathfest.com 

Set to begin writing the follow-up to 2013's III: The Rommel Chronicles next year, Hail of Bullets has unleashed three full-lengths of war-inspired, death metal since their inception in 2006. Fans can expect another full attack from the Dutch troop on their upcoming record, at MDF, and beyond! 
To preview and purchase III: The Rommel Chronicles, head over to: http://www.metalblade.com/hailofbullets
One of the fastest growing names in the Brazilian scene, IT'S ALL RED have posted a new music video ‘Propagates The Rage’ in support of their third and latest album 'Lead By The Blind' released this past October in their home country. The album was recorded at Studios Red and was produced by Rafael Siqueira plus also features guest vocals from Iuri Sanson of Hibria

After completing a North American trek with Hate Eternal, Misery Index and Beyond Creation in November, Rivers of Nihil are ready to get back on the road again - this time, with Black Fast and Dark Sermon as support! Set to kick off in February 2016, the tour marks the band's first headlining run on the Monarchy album cycle. See below for all dates! 
Rivers of Nihil tour dates
w/ Black Fast, Dark Sermon
Feb. 17 - Buffalo, NY - Broadway Joe's
Feb. 18 - Somerville, MA - Once Ballroom
Feb. 19 - New York, NY - Saint Vitus
Feb. 20 - Long Branch, NJ - The Brighton Bar
Feb. 21 - Frederick, MD - Club 611
Feb. 22 - Fayetteville, NC - The DHP
Feb. 23 - Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern
Feb. 24 - Orlando, FL - The Haven
Feb. 25 - Ybor City, FL - Crowbar
Feb. 26 - Pensacola, FL - The Handlebar
Feb. 27 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Feb. 28 - Nashville, TN - The End *
Mar. 1 - Indianapolis, IN - The Hoosier Dome *
Mar. 2 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's *
Mar. 3 - Dayton, OH - Rockstar Pro Arena *
Mar. 4 - Lakewood, OH - The Foundry *
Mar. 5 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Smiling Moose *
Mar. 6 - Washington D.C. - The Pinch *
*=Rivers of Nihil, Dark Sermon only 
Rivers of Nihil will be touring in support of their recently released, sophomore album, Monarchy. Hailed as "the gold standard for extreme, technical, progressive, and passionate death metal right now" (HeavyBlogIsHeavy.com), Monarchy continues the seasonal concept that began with spring on Rivers of Nihil's acclaimed debut, The Conscious Seed of Light - this time, welcoming the oppressive summer heat. Adam Biggs, who also serves as the band's primary lyricist, explains: "The Earth has been transformed into a vast desert wasteland, where after aeons of lifelessness, new beings begin to take shape and begin their journey as shepherds of the planet. But after a while, a class system forms from a sun-worshiping religious dictatorship, and these beings start to lose their way. Only the guidance of an ancient earthly force can help them save themselves as well the planet."
To purchase this conceptual masterpiece, please visit: http://www.metalblade.com/riversofnihil
After a memorable CD launch show in their hometown of Porto Alegre, Brazil for their fifth and new self-titled album released earlier this August, power metallers HIBRIA want to share some of that experience with their fans and friends with the a new live video for their track ‘Lonely Fight’, which is from their 2013 release 'Silent Revenge'. The concert also included special participation from Distraught vocalist André Meyer and former Hibria members Marco Panichi and Diego Kasper.
KING PARROT will step foot on European soil for the second time since their March trek with Weedeater, giving the chance to live through the experience of their new album, "Dead Set", in the flesh. The album has been released in May 2015 on Agonia Records, shortly after the band's nomination for a Metal Hammer (UK) Golden God Award.
Commented by frontman Matt Young: "Having the opportunity to tour with Soulfly through the UK and Europe is an honour and we are really looking forward to our most extensive tour of the continent. Our new record 'Dead Set' has been received really well there, but it's our live show where the band excels. We feel like our live performance is pushing boundaries within the extreme realm of music, so having this chance to perform in a lot of new places is really important to us. We look forward to bring our new brand of chaos to the stages across Europe in 2016".  
SOULFLY
+ KING PARROT
+ INCITE

January 29th - UK, Nottingham @ Rock City Basement
January 30th - UK, London @ O2 Academy Islington
January 31st - UK, Bristol @ Marble Factory
February 2nd - Ireland, Dublin @ Academy Green Room
February 3rd - UK, Belfast @ Limelight 2
February 4th - UK, Glasgow @ King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
February 5th - UK, Manchester @ Academy 3
February 6th - UK, Norwich @ Waterfront
February 7th - UK, Wolverhampton @ Slade Rooms
February 8th - UK, Brighton @ Concorde 2
February 10th - France, Paris @ Point Ephemere
February 11th - France, Toulouse @ Connexion Live
February 12th - Spain, Vitoria-Gasteiz @ Jimmy Jazz Gasteiz
February 13th - Spain, Valencia @ Sala Noise
February 14th - Spain, Zaragoza @ Centro Cívico Delicias
February 16th - Switzerland, Schaffhausen @ Kammgarn
February 17th - Switzerland, Lucerne @ Schuur
February18th - Germany, Lindau @ Club Vaudeville
February19th - Italy, Milan @ Fabrique
February 20th - Italy, Pordenone @ Il Deposito Giordani
February 21st - Austria, Vienna @ Szene
February 22nd - Austria, Salzburg @ Rockhouse
February 23rd - Germany, Wuerzburg @ Posthalle
February 24th - Germany, Dresden @ scheune
February, 25th - Czech Republic, Prague @ Roxy
February 26th - Poland, Katowice @ Mega Club
February 27th - Poland, Wroclaw @ Alibi
February 28th - Germany, Wiesbaden @ Alter Schlachthof 
March 1st - Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ Den Atelier
March 2nd - Belgium, Gent @ Vooruit
March 3rd - Netherlands, Nijmegen @ Doornroosje
March 4th - Denmark, Aarhus @ Train
March 6th - Norway, Oslo @ John Dee
March 7th - Sweden, Stockholm @ Debaser Strand
March 9th - Finland, Helsinki @ Nosturi
March 10th - Finland, Joensuu @ Kerubi
Frontiers Music Srl is excited to announce all details of Havoc, the eagerly anticipated new album from CIRCUS MAXIMUS, due for release on March 18, 2016.
 Havoc is CIRCUS MAXIMUS' highly anticipated fourth studio album and one that will certainly make a huge impact on the Progressive Metal scene. The band's musical formula is not easy to pull off. Take jaw-dropping musicianship, singer Michael Eriksen with a voice from the heavens and put it together with hooks, anthemic melodies, and enough groove and heavy riffing to satisfy any prog metal fan, and you've got the CIRCUS MAXIMUS sound.
TOUR DATES
2/6: Oslo - Rockefeller - Norway
2/13: Stavanger - Folken - Norway
2/27: Trondheim - Rockheim - Norway
3/8: Nurnberg - Z-Bau - Germany
3/9: Munchen - Backstage  - Germany
3/10: Pratteln - Z7 Mini - Switzerland
3/11: Brescia - Colony Club - Italy
3/12: Rome - Traffic Club - Italy
3/13: Genova - L'Angelo Azzurro - Italy
3/15: Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2 - Spain
3/16: Madrid - Caracol - Spain
9/8: Atlanta - ProgPowerFestival - USA
 North & South America Tour in September
More shows TBA

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE REVEAL NEW ALBUM TITLE IN STAR WARS-THEMED REVOLVER COVER EXCERPT!
 KILLSWITCH ENGAGE debuted the brand new song "Strength of the Mind" and their Star Wars-themed Revolver cover last week via Nerdist
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE HOLIDAY TOUR DATES:
12/27 | Clifton Park, N.Y. | Upstate Concert Hall
12/28 | Providence, R.I. | Lupo's
12/29 | Sayreville, N.J. | Starland Ballroom
Progressive guitar virtuoso ANGEL VIVALDI is fresh off of his successful Touring You Apart tour and already planning his touring schedule for spring 2016. In the meantime, Vivaldi has been hard at work putting the finishing touches on his cover of "Crystal Planet" (featuring As Blood Runs Black's Dan Sugarman), originally performed by guitar legend Joe Satriani.
 
ANGEL VIVALDI is pleased to unleash this re-imagined track along with its accompanying music video today via Guitar World. Watch here: http://www.guitarworld.com/angel-vivaldi-premieres-crystal-planet-music-video/25995

 Witchwood now in the recording studio working on a new Ep out in 2016.
Italians Witchwood, after excellent reviews worldwide of their debut "Litanies from the Woods", entered the "Duna Studio" to record new tracks for an Ep to be released on vinyl and Cd in 2016 on Jolly Roger Records. This will be anticipated by the videoclip of "Handful of Stars" (taken from "Litanies from the Woods"), realized by the artist Dimitri Corradini and featuring a new version from the album. More details will follow soon.
The unique chemistry shared by Anthrax's main songwriters Charlie Benante, Frank Bello and Scott Ian, is, in part, what sets the band's music apart from other bands' in the same genre.  Drummer Benante comes up with copious amounts of foundation riffs and ideas for the music, bassist Bello writes the songs' melodies, tailoring them to Joey Belladonna's soaring vocals, and rhythm guitarist Scott Ian has a very particular way of incorporating his intense lyrical ideas into the band's music.  The three together build the songs' arrangements during writing sessions, and eveyone contributes his own ideas and suggestions to pretty much every song.  In the end, the trio brings it all together to create what can only be described as "Anthrax music." 
For All Kings will be released on February 26, 2016 (Megaforce in North America).  More info at www.anthrax.com
In 2016, Anthrax will join Lamb of God for a four-week U.S. tour.  Dates are below.
JANUARY
15   Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
16   Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA
17   The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD
19   Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
22   Constant Convocation Center, Norfolk, VA
23   Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY
24   Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, CT
28   Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, MI
29   Egyptian Room at Old National Center, Indianapolis, IN
30   Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
31   Orbit Room, Grand Rapids, MI
 FEBRUARY
 2   Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland, Kansas City, MO
 4   Revention Music Center, Houston, TX
 5   Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX
 6   Concrete Street Pavilion, Corpus Christi, TX
 8   ACL Live at the Moody Theatre, Austin, TX
 9   Diamond Ballroom, Oklahoma City, OK
11  Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV
12  Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA

ARGONAUTA RECORDS new signing: SHE HUNTS KOALAS from France - first single from the forthcoming album revealed!
 We’re excited to announce a new very promising name joined today ARGONAUTA Records family: SHE HUNTS KOALAS, authors of a nocturnal and emotional Heavy Psych Doom Rock.
Formed in Toulouse (France) by Julien Aoufi (Drums), François Cayla (Bass & vocals), Alex Gavalda (Guitar) and Dan Letellier (Machines/vocals) , SHE HUNTS KOALAS kept on experimenting and working on a dark and melancholic universe full of shadows, in which larsens, drones, walls of guitars and powerful drums flirts with doom, sludge and ethereal voices.
 SHE HUNTS KOALAS music is a trip from the depth to the astral. The encounter between powerful forgotten monoliths and interstellar satellites. Whispers and hallucinated screams create an alchemy both sweet and violent.
Atlanta, Georgia's HALCYON WAY are about to hit the road with the legendary Queensryche for a month-long USA tour to support their Billboard-charting 4th album, Conquer. The tour starts on January 7, 2016 in San Jose, CA and continues their string of high profile tours in the USA & abroad with bands such as Saxon, Skid Row, Fates Warning, UDO, Delain, and Fozzy.
HALCYON WAY W/ Queensryche
1/7: San Jose, CA @ Rockbar Theater
1/8: Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
1/9: Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Live
1/10: Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
1/12: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
1/14: Dallas, TX @ Trees
1/15: San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
1/16: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
1/17: Corpus Christi, TX @ Brewster Street Ice House
1/19: Charlotte, NC @ Amos' Southend
1/20: Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
1/22: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
1/23: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
1/24: Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
1/25: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
1/27: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
1/28: Peoria, IL @ Limelight
1/29: Turtle Lake, WI @ Croix Casino
1/30: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
1/31: Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
2/2: Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads
2/3: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
2/4: Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of the highly anticipated second album from the Melodic Progressive Metal masters LORDS OF BLACK on March 18, 2016.
DEUCE is pleased to announce that the Deuce Radio Show has once again gone FM in England through Takeover Radio 103.2.
You can listen to The Deuce Show every Wednesday from 8pm on Takeover Radio by tuning into 103.2 FM if in Leicester, or visiting their website www.takeoverradio.com 
 The Deuce Show is a weekly broadcast featuring bands and artists promoted by DEUCE and is presented by Matt Barker.  At present, we have over 30 radio stations worldwide broadcasting the shows including the UK, USA, Italy, Australia, Slovenia, Spain and New Zealand to name but a few; 6 of which broadcast on an FM frequency.  
Failure Anthem, in anticipation of the release of their debut album First World Problems, out January 22, have announced they will be direct support for Adelitas Way from January 16 through February 14
Failure Anthem Tour Dates
With Like a Storm
Dec. 15 – New York, NY – The Studio
Dec. 16 – Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
Dec. 18 – Battle Creek, MI – The Music Factory
Dec. 19 – Ringle, WI – Q and Z Expo
Dec. 20 – Janesville, WI – The Back Bar
With Adelitas Way
Jan. 16 – Scottsdale, AZ — Pub Rock
Jan. 20 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
Jan. 21 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
Jan. 22 – Tyler, TX – Clicks Live
Jan. 23 – Biloxi, MX – Kress Live
Jan. 24 – Pinellas Park, FL – England Brother Bandshell Park
Jan. 26 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Jan. 29 – Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger*
Jan. 30 – Hagerstown, MD – Hard Times
Jan. 31 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
Feb. 2 – Stanhope, NJ – Stanhope House
Feb. 3 – Buffalo, NY – Iron Works
Feb. 4 – Toledo, OH – Realm
Feb. 5 – Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
Feb. 6 – Joliet, IL – The Tree
Feb. 8 – Libertyville, IL – Austin’s Fuel Room
Feb. 9 – Spring Lake Park, MN – POV’s 65
Feb. 10 – Rockford, IL – District
Feb. 11 – Merriam, KS – Aftershock*
Feb. 12 – Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
Feb. 13 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
Feb. 14 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
May 7 – Concord, NC – Carolina Rebellion*
*Festival Show
 Earlier this fall, Finnish Metal Superstars CHILDREN OF BODOM released their latest album I Worship Chaos, via Nuclear Blast.  In support of the album, COB has toured Europe relentlessly and show no signs of stopping soon.  On the next leg of the tour, CHILDREN OF BODOM will return to North America.
 COB on the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise:
2/4: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ 70000 Tons of Metal*
2/5: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ 70000 Tons of Metal*
2/6: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ 70000 Tons of Metal*
2/7: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ 70000 Tons of Metal*
2/8: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ 70000 Tons of Metal*
 
COB Headline Dates:
2/9: Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
2/10: Jacksonville, FL @ 1904
2/11: Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
2/12: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
2/13: Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
2/15: St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
2/16: Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
2/18: Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
2/19: Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn

*Festival
 
COB W/ Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies and Havok:
2/20: Dallas, TX @ Southside Ballroom
2/21: Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
2/23: Denver, CO @ Fillmore
2/24: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
2/26: Las Vegas, NV @ The Pearl - Palms Concert Center
2/27: Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
2/28: Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
2/29: San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
3/1: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades**
3/3: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon**
3/4: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater**
3/5: Penticton, BC @ South Okanagan Events Centre
3/6: Calgary, AB @ Grey Eagle Event Centre
3/8: Dawson Creek, BC @ Encana Events Centre
3/9: Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
3/10: Moose Jaw, SK @ Mosaic Place
3/12: St. Paul, MN @ TBA
3/13: Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
3/15: Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
3/16: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
3/17: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
3/19: Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
3/20: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
3/21: Boston, MA @ House of Blues
3/23: Bangor, ME @ Cross Insurance Center
3/24: Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre
3/25: Montreal, QC @ Corona Theater**
3/26: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance**
3/27: Richmond, VA @ Broadberry
 GWAR's New Year's Eve Celebration "Midnight in the GWARden of New Year's Evil" is set for December 31st at the National in GWAR's home away from Antarctica; Richmond, Virginia.  As this unprecedented celebration draws near, additional details have been released. The almighty GWAR will headline the event with support from Richmond heavyweights-Kepone, metal juggernaut-Occultist, and Guns and Roses cover band-Rocket Queen.  Doors will open at 7:00 PM and the first band will hit the stage at 7:30 PM.  All Bohabs in attendance will have a chance to ring in the New Year with their Lords and Masters, GWAR. There will be a premium door prizes awarded to those in attendance, so fans are encouraged to keep their ticket stubs for a chance to WIN! Two lucky couples (4 people) will win a Private Sky Box Dressing Room overlooking the stage.
For more info visit:
http://www.gwar.net
http://www.facebook.com/gwar

Hailing from Down Under comes the newest signing to Napalm Records. 
Please welcome Australia's Melodic / Progressive Death Metal five piece BE'LAKOR!

BE'LAKOR on the signing with Napalm Records:
"We're extremely pleased to be signing with Napalm Records. Working with such a well-respected label represents the start of the next chapter for us. We really feel that Napalm is on board with Be'lakor's vision, and that they share our excitement for the music we're making. This signing will also mean that we can get our music out to more of our fans and play more shows beyond Australia's shores. 2016 promises to be a big year for the band, and we can't wait to release our fourth album with Napalm."

Napalm Records A&R Sebastian Muench:
"Napalm Records is absolutely honored to announce the signing of Melbourne´s "one and only" BE´LAKOR. For many years we have been listening to the albums "The Frail Tide", "Stone´s Reach" & the masterpiece "Of Breath and Bone" in amazement and in full discussion on who we like best; Be´lakor, Insomnium or Omnium Gatherum! Be´lakor! Welcome to the Napalm Family!"
Edmonton, AB metallers STRIKER are ready to set out on a new adventure with their forthcoming album Stand In The Fire being released via their own Record Breaking Records label on February 5, 2016.  The album can be ordered http://www.amazon.com/Stand-Fire-Striker
Just over a week out from the release of their new record II, Brooklyn grind/powerviolence trio MAGRUDERGRIND have unveiled another crushing new anthem from the record. "Black Banner" has premiered via Brooklyn Vegan and Invisible Oranges,Stream "Black Banner" now via Brooklyn Vegan http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2016/02/magrudergrind_r.html and Invisible Oranges HERE.
February 26, 2016 will see the release of Sci-Fi or Die, the 4th full length offering from DROIDS ATTACK. The journey towards the completion of this masterpiece reads a tad like science fiction....Sci-Fi or Die is available for pre-order physically HERE http://droidsattack.com/product/pre-order-sci-fi-or-die/  and digitally HERE http://droidsattack.bandcamp.com/
Heavy Psych trio MOUNTAIN TAMER from Santa Cruz (CA) premieres their upcoming self-titled new album via THE OBELISK at this address:  http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2016/02/04/mountain-tamer-mountain-tamer-review-stream/
  Producing blackened death metal with progressive and symphonic highlights that sound straight from the depths of hell.  Denver, CO nightmare MARTRIDEN are offering fans a FREE download of the title track from their most recent album 'Cold And Silence' unleashed during November 2015 to follow their previous releases 2010's 'Encounter The Monolith' and 2007's 'The Unsettling Dark' (Candlelight Records).
The track is one of seven off the full length that deals with each telling a story and theme about the insignificance of human life compared to the vast entirety of the universe.
FREE DOWNLOAD - 'Cold And Silence' - https://martriden.bandcamp.com/track/cold-and-the-silence 
Album Order - https://martriden.bandcamp.com/album/cold-and-the-silence 
"Formed from the poetic marrow of creative intercourse, OTEP is an Art Project/Band/Movement/Revolution; Breaking ground. Breaking rules. Breaking barriers. Articulate. Aggressive. Pure Adrenaline. ARTCore of Heavy Mental Rock."  This is how mastermind / vocalist OTEP Shamaya and her allies have been described and this album proves this truth!
 The details of OTEP's seventh studio record and Napalm Records Debut Generation Doom have been revealed.  The album is set for an April 15th release.  Today the artwork and track listing have been revealed.  Initial pre-orders are available HERE. http://www.napalmrecordsamerica.com/store/otep
Frontiers Music Srl is proud to present the debut album from SHIRAZ LANE, entitled "For Crying Out Loud", which will be released on April 15, 2016.
 Formed in 2011, SHIRAZ LANE is a young, energetic, ambitious, authentic hard rock group from Vantaa, Finland. Although wearing inspiration from big masters like Aerosmith, Skid Row and Guns N' Roses on their sleeves, the band has a sound and style all their own. Members of some of the biggest bands in Scandinavia - The 69 Eyes, Amorphis, Children Of Bodom, Lordi and Sonic Syndicate among others - have all described SHIRAZ LANE as being one of the most entertaining bands they have ever seen in the underground music scene, bringing something new to the table in terms of both music and live performance! Notwithstanding their young age (the band members are all in their 20's), the guys are already veterans of the underground circuit in their homeland and have developed a reputation for being uncompromising, loud and genuine.
French black/death metal masters THE ORDER OF APOLLYON, also referred to as TOOA, have inked a record deal with Agonia Records, with plans to record a new EP in 2016.Formed in 2008 by BST (Aosoth, ex-Aborted) and then-drummer Daniel Wilding (Carcass), THE ORDER OF APOLLYON is an artistic and spiritual concept. With lyrics based on "the Divine nature of Death, and the prophecy carried on by Death's ultimate servant, man, and a music between death metal and black metal, with martial ambient influences" (as commented by the band themselves), TOOA have developed their personal sound through two full length albums: "The Flesh" (2010) and "The Sword And The Dagger" (2015). 
Accompanied by a line-up consisting of members of the elite of the French Black Metal scene (Hell Militia, Aosoth, Temple of Baal), and starting a new international collaboration with Agonia Records, the band is now focusing on their next release, to be recorded at the infamous Bst Studios.
Shoot AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE's 2013 EP marked the band's rebirth, but now it`s time to do the full-length tango! Get ready for their fourth album: Tango Umbrella!
"Let All The World Believe" is the first track from the new album, which can be heard exclusively courtesy of Metal Insider http://www.metalinsider.net/premieres/premiere-american-head-charge-let-all-the-world-believe 
Promo Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9zHeA2pKWs 

      Revealing their first six bands last week, Armstrong Metalfest is proud to reveal its next batch of bands for this year's line up taking place on July 15th and 16th in Armstrong, BC at the Hassen Arena. This year's fest plans to showcase a high caliber of Western Canadian and international bands, which will include this year's Best Metal winner from the Whammy Awards taking place in Vancouver on Feb 12th whom will be invited to perform at the fest. Event details here.
Bands confirmed for AMF are the following:
XUL (Vernon, BC) http://xulmetal.bandcamp.com
Trollband (Edmonton, AB/ Vancouver, BC) -http://www.trollband.bandcamp.com
Apprentice (Vancouver, BC) - https://apprenticevancouver.bandcamp.com
Kataplexis (Calgary, AB) - http://kataplexis.bandcamp.com
DEAD ASYLUM (Vancouver, BC) - http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/deadasylum
Leave the Living (Red Deer, AB) -http://www.leavetheliving.bandcamp.com
Also confirmed last week:
ArkenFire (Kelowna, BC) - http://www.arkenfire.com
Bleed (Edmonton, AB) - http://www.bleedband.com 
Black Wizard (Vancouver, BC) - http://blackwizard.bandcamp.com
WMD (Calgary, AB) - http://www.wmdofficial.com 
Slagduster (Grand Forks, BC) - http://slagduster.com 
Cryptic Enslavement (Nanaimo, BC) - https://crypticenslavement.bandcamp.com 
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Early Bird Presale have begun!
Tickets prices as follows: 
- $90 limited early bird Presale, online only (November 1st to January 31st)
- $120 regular presale (February 1st to July 14) 
- $160 at the door.
Tickets can be purchased at the following link: https://armstrongmetalfest.ca/tickets/ 
Upcoming AMF / West Metal Entertainment Partner Events:
Feb 18 - Venron, BC @ The Green - West Metal Entertainment Presents - AMF 2015 Year in Review - Event info
April 23 - Kelowna, BC @ Flashbacks Nightclub - West Metal Entertainment Presents w/ Kalmah, Vesperia, Xul, DropDeadFred - Event info
Wisconsin-based newcomers PRODUCT OF HATE chose their band name for a good reason - a crushing response to the world in which we live. The five-piece honed their sound by sharing the stage with Lamb Of God, Meshuggah, Gwar and Testament to name a few.  The band is pumped and is now ready to introduce the world to their debut album Buried in Violence! The album was mixed and mastered by the legendary James Murphy, known for his work with Death, Testament and Obituary.
 PRODUCT OF HATE will release their debut album Buried In Violence this Friday February 5, 2016 via Napalm Records.  Digital pre-orders of the album come with instant grat downloads of the songs and "Blood Coated Concrete," "...As Your Kingdom Falls," "Unholy Manipulator" and "Monster."   Pre-order the album on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/buried-in-violence/id1060807772  http://www.napalmrecordsamerica.com/store/productofhate
Danish power thrash metallers Artillery will release their new full-length, Penalty By Perception, on March 25th worldwide via Metal Blade Records! To pre-order the album in various formats - and to hear the first single, "In Defiance Of Conformity" - please visit: www.metalblade.com/artillery 
Swedish street metallers Gehennah have finally returned with a new album, Too Loud To Live, Too Drunk To Die - their first full-length since 1997's Decibel Rebel! Due out worldwide on February 12th via Metal Blade Records, fans can now hear Too Loud To Live, Too Drunk To Die in its entirety via DecibelMagazine.com: www.decibelmagazine.com/blog/2016/2/1/shots-fired-gehennah-too-loud-to-live-too-drunk-to-die-full-album-stream 
Brooklyn, NY black metal quintet TOMBS have announced their first studio release with their new lineup, entitled All Empires Fall.  Clocking in at 24 minutes long, the five track EP was recorded at Applehead Studios in New York and brought to life by renowned producer Sanford Parker (Minsk, Twilight, YOB). All Empires Fall is a commanding, crushingly heavy release, one that invokes the kind of grandeur and magnitude its title suggests, and affirms TOMBS as one of the leading lights of American - and international - black metal. Stereogum is currently streaming the band's new song "Deceiver" via this LOCATION.
 
All Empires Fall is set for an April 1st release on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records, All Empires Fall can be pre-ordered via www.Relapse.com  and digitally via Bandcamp http://tombsbklyn.bandcamp.com/
THUNDERSTONE are back! The Finnish power metal act presents its new album “Apocalypse Again” on April 1st. It is not only the return of the band after almost six years, “Apocalypse Again” sees Pasi Rantanen re-unite with THUNDERSTONE. The band’s original vocalist, who left after 2007’s “Evolution 4.0”, has been an integral part of THUNDERSTONE’s characteristic sound ever since and was sorely missed after his departure back then.
“Apocalypse Again” is melodic metal perfection. From the speedy opening track “Veterans Of The Apocalypse” and the catchy single “The Path” with its uplifting chorus, to the epic completion with “Barren Land” - it clearly shows that THUNDERSTONE are one of the finest offerings in the current scene and how much Rantanen was missing. Welcome back!
Swedish power metallers BLOODBOUND will not only release their first DVD, titled "One Night Of Blood", on February 12th - the band will also embark on an extensive European tour with Sabaton and Alestorm on that very date.
 Canadian grindcore legends FUCK THE FACTS have been nominated for a JUNO Award (Canadian version of a Grammy) for Heavy Metal Album of The Year for their August 2015 full length 'Desire Will Rot' released via their indie label Noise Salvation. 
At long last, DYNAZTY will release their fifth album Titanic Mass on April 15 via Spinefarm Records. Hailing from the musically lively mecca that is Stockholm, Sweden, Dynazty are a prime example of forward-thinking and evolutionary sound development. 

KeeperKev top ten albums of 2015

1. WASP - Golgotha - Napalm
2. Iron Maiden - Book of Souls - BMG/Sanctuary
3. Children of Bodom - I Worship Chaos - Nuclear Blast
4. Titan's Eve - Chasing the Devil
5. Motorhead - Bad Magic - UDR
6. Slayer - Repentless - Nuclear Blast
7. Psychroptic - Self titled - Prosthetic
8. In Flames - Siren Charms - Sony
9. Impelliteri - Venom - Victor
10. Dragonheart - The Battle Sanctuary - Pitch Black

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