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. 

ENTHEOS Vocalist Chaney Crabb Denied Entry Into Canada
Band To Play Canadian Shows Instrumental
In support of their debut release The Infinite Nothing, ENTHEOS have been touring non-stop as they are currently out on the road with The Contortionist, Monuments and sleepmakeswaves.  The tour has been amazing so far, but unfortunately today there was a bit of a bump in the road...vocalist Chaney Crabb has been denied entry into Canada.  Therefore tonight's show in Toronto and tomorrow's show in Montreal, QC will be performed as instrumental sets.Unfortunately, due to a DUI I received in 2008, I was denied entry to Canada at the Niagara Falls border early this morning
Award-winning, chart-topping guitarist, Monte Pittman, has announced several performances from now through July 2016 as part of the LA KISS Football house band, which also boasts Patrick Stone (Budderside) and Matt Starr (Mr. Big, Ace Frehley)! Fans that attend the LA KISS home games will be witness to multiple sets from the band before, during, and after the game at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. See below for all dates:    
Upcoming LA KISS Football home games
May 2nd, May 28th, June 5th, June 26th, July 11th, July 16th 
To purchase tickets, and to learn more information about LA KISS Football, please visit: http://www.lakissfootball.com

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

KEEPER MAGAZINE

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

  • Motorhead ace of Spades2:42
  • I Ain't No Nice Guy4:17
  • Overkill5:10
  • Hellraiser4:39

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The Ultimate Honor: LA WEEKLY Names Ronnie James Dio One of the Top 20 Singers of All Time
France's avant-garde black metallers GLORIOR BELLI will release a new album entitled "Sundown (The Flock That Welcomes)" on May 6th via Agonia Records. 
Armstrong Metal Fest:
Archspire (Vancouver, BC) - http://www.season-of-mist.com/bands/archspire 
Crucible of Scorn (Prince George, BC) - http://www.facebook.com/crucibleofscorn
Defiling The Nasma (Vancouver, BC) - http://defilingthenasma.bandcamp.com
The Mountain Man (Vancouver, BC) (Broken Neck Radio People's Choice Award Winner) - http://mountainmanmetal.bandcamp.com 
Nylithia (Vancouver, BC) - http://www.nylithia.com 
Planet Eater (Regina, SK) - http://planeteater-sk.bandcamp.com
Unleash The Archers (Vancouver, BC) (Whammy Award Metal Winner) - http://www.unleashthearchers.com
Apollyon (Kelowna, BC) - http://apollyon-ca.bandcamp.com 
Apprentice (Vancouver, BC) - http://apprenticevancouver.bandcamp.com
ArkenFire (Kelowna, BC) - http://www.arkenfire.com
Black Wizard (Vancouver, BC) - http://blackwizard.bandcamp.com
BLËED (Edmonton, AB) - http://www.bleedband.com
Cryptic Enslavement (Nanaimo, BC) - http://crypticenslavement.bandcamp.com
DEAD ASYLUM (Vancouver, BC) - http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/deadasylum
DropDeadFred (Kelowna, BC) - http://dropdeadfredcanada.bandcamp.com 
Entity (Winnipeg, MB) - http://entitywinnipeg.bandcamp.com 
Eye of Horus (Edmonton, AB) - http://eyeofhorusofficial.bandcamp.com 
Inverted Serenity (Winnipeg, MB) - http://invertedserenity.bandcamp.com 
Kataplexis (Calgary, AB) - http://kataplexis.bandcamp.com
Leave the Living (Red Deer, AB) - http://www.leavetheliving.bandcamp.com
Noire (Winnipeg, MB) - http://deathboundrecords.bandcamp.com/album/dark-reverence
Nomad (Enderby, BC) - http://www.facebook.com/nomadmetalband 
Odinfist (Armstrong, BC) - http://odinfist.bandcamp.com 
Revenger (Vancouver, BC) - http://revengermusic.bandcamp.com 
Saints of Death (Vancouver, BC) - http://www.saintsofdeath.com 
Slagduster (Grand Forks, BC) - http://slagduster.com
Trollband (Edmonton, AB/ Vancouver, BC) - http://www.trollband.bandcamp.com
Tyrants Demise (Winnipeg, MB) - http://tyrantsdemise.bandcamp.com
Vehement Dissent (Edmonton, AB) - http://soundcloud.com/user-190217290/desolation-sound-1
W.M.D (Calgary, AB) - http://www.wmdofficial.com
XUL (Vernon, BC) - http://xulmetal.bandcamp.com
ar presale (February 1st to July 14) 
- $160 at the door.
Tickets can be purchased at the following link: https://armstrongmetalfest.ca/tickets/ 
Upcoming AMF Partner Events:
April 23 - Kelowna, BC @ Flashbacks Nightclub - West Metal Entertainment Presents w/ Kalmah, Vesperia, Xul, DropDeadFred - Event 
MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen's new project, SURGICAL METH MACHINE, has inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records for their self-titled debut album. The record, which was recorded primarily at Jourgensen's home studio in Burbank, California with his longtime engineer Sam D'Ambruoso, will be released on April 15 worldwide.
American Pagan Metal HELSOTT Add New Guitarist Mike Pardi (Possessed/Draconis) + Show Date w/ LT's Rhapsody, Primal Fear May 14th
Show Dates:
May 14 - San Diego @ Brick By Brick w/ Luca Turilli's Rhapsody and Primal Fear
Vivek Venkatesh, David Hall and the Made in NY Media Center by IFP proudly present a unique celebration of extreme metal music. The Sign of An Open Eye: Grimposium 360 will feature 360-degree world premiere screenings by Canadian filmmakers David Hall, Vivek Venkatesh and Jason Wallin, and the United States premieres of soundscape performances by Norwegian composer Ivar Bjørnson and Canadian artist Owen Chapman - all in the heart of Brooklyn, New York at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP at 6pm, April 14, 2016. Tickets are $30 and have gone on sale February 1, 2016 at nymediacenter.com/events/.  More information can also be found on the newly launched website http://grimposium.com. 
In conjunction with RED Music, Metal Blade Records has launched a new edition of the "6 Bands in 60 Seconds" campaign, where CEO Brian Slagel spotlights six artists from the label's roster every three months. The goal of the promotion is to help fans discover new music from some of the most promising acts in the scene. The latest installment of the series features Brimstone Coven, Ketzer, Gehennah, Accuser, Artillery, and Sourvein; to watch the video clip, and to learn more about the artists, please visit: http://metalblade.com/6bands 
DSGNS RELEASE SPLIT WITH VENOMSPITTER + WORKNG ON NEW EP
 (New York, N.Y.): Austin, Texas noisemakers DSGNS (pronounced "Designs") have released a split with Virginia's Venomspitter on Coin Toss Records
London based Experimental Doom Metal outfit SŪRYA reveals cover artwork and song streaming of the forthcoming album “Apocalypse A.D.”.
The first single and official clip “Resurrection of Care” is available here: https://youtu.be/-mSMpYxqyN8
“Apocalypse A.D.” will be released May 27th by ARGONAUTA Records on CD/DD.
PREORDERS: http://shop.pe/nxzrh
London's indestructible masters of metal, ORANGE GOBLIN, are proud to be a part of the Spinefarm Records family following Spinefarm's recent acquisition of Candlelight Records.
PURSON TO RELEASE DESIRE'S MAGIC THEATRE ON APRIL 29 on Spinefarm
Don't miss out on 'A Piece for Mind & Mirror', the new album from Ivar Bjørnson's (ENSLAVED) and Einar Selvik's (WARDRUNA) ambitious new band, SKUGGSJÁ!
Canadian label Test Your Metal Records is proud to announce it will be releasing internationally known Brazilian singer and composer EDU FALASCHI's (ALMAH, ex-ANGRA) solo debut album 'Moonlight' on May 20th for North America
New Jersey/Philadelphia-local progressive rock and metal hybrid IN THE PRESENCE OF WOLVES recently showcased their high-skill musicality with the release of their debut full-length album Thalassas. Combining influences ranging from classic groups such as Rush and Yes to modern experimental and prog performers Mastodon and The Mars Volta, Thalassas truly opened doors for the band - solidifying them as a group to watch in the up-and-coming progressive metal scene. Members of the press dubbed the album "adventurous" "virtuosic" and "technical" - to name a few choice descriptors.
TIDES FROM NEBULA 
New Album "Safehaven" Coming May 13th in North America on 
Long Branch Records/SPV
it was announced that decade-spanning doom/sludge metal vets Sourvein would be back with their long-awaited Metal Blade Records debut, Aquatic Occult. Featuring guest performances by Lamb of God's Randy Blythe (vocals, organ), Amebix's Stig Miller (guitar), Corrosion of Conformity's Reed Mullin (drums) and many others, the album is described by frontman T-Roy as the record he wanted to make at a time when his life was at its bleakest. 
Check out legendary blackened death metal masters NECRONOMICON's 
European release March 18th and two weeks till North American release March 25th for 
upcoming album 'Advent of The Human God via Season of Mist.
Don't miss out on 'A Year With No Summer', the compelling progressive rock album from Spain's OBSIDIAN KINGDOM!
HAMMER FIGHT are a bunch whiskey-drinkin', beer guzzlin' bros who spawned from New Jersey.  HAMMER FIGHT will release their Napalm Records debut Profound and Profane March 25th. 
Five years after the release of "Worship Music," the band's Grammy-nominated, critically-acclaimed "comeback" album, "For All Kings" (Megaforce Records), the hotly-anticipated,11th studio album from thrash-masters Anthrax, finally found its way into the hands of fans this past Friday, February 26, and is off to a sizzling start at retail, radio and press.  Al five band members - Joey Belladonna, Frank Bello, Charlie Benante, Scott Ian, and Jonathan Donais - all had something to say about this jewel in this new video clip:  https://youtu.be/ZArBO4RyPU8 

For All Kings - early sales and radio action:
#1 on the Amazon Best Sellers Metal chart
#1 Metal album on iTunes
#1 best-selling album at Best Buy so far this week
#7 on the Amazon Best Sellers CD/vinyl chart
#1 Breakout album - Street Pulse
#2-debut - Street Pulse Indie Retail Sales (album)
#3-debut album - Street Pulse Major Retail Sales (album)
#36-bullet on Mediabase Active Rock Chart  ("Breathing Lightning" single)
#38-bullet debut on BDS  ("Breathing Lightning" single)

 ​In addition to holding the competition, BRUTAL BATTLE CUBA is raising funds for instruments to give to Cuban musicians. Full details can found at the following indiegogo link: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/brutal-battle-cuba-2016--2#/  

To get your FREE download of 45 minutes of Canadian metal, please visit the following link: https://brutalbattlecuba.bandcamp.com/album/brutal-battle-cuba-vol-1 

SUNS OF THYME  - Signs To Napalm Records

RED SKIES Announce Quebec April Show Dates; New Music Video 'New Voice'

On March 25th, Swedish metal kings Amon Amarth will unleash their 10th studio album, Jomsviking, via Metal Blade Records (North America)/Sony Music (International)! Jomsviking - the band's first concept record in their storied career - tells a tragic, original tale of conflict and revenge, backed by the Swedes' trademark melodic, anthemic metal, which was produced and mixed once again by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Accept) and also features special guest session drummer Tobias Gustafsson (Vomitory). For a preview ofJomsviking, fans can watch the new video for the album track, "At Dawn's First Light", at: amonamarth.com