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Hammerfall

(R)Evolution

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The career of Swedish heavy metal pioneers Hammerfall is one amazing march of triumph. After revolutionizing the genre by the end of the 90s, the Gothenburg based quintet released a total of eight studio albums, several compilations, live-releases and toured the globe relentlessly. Following their short sabbatical, the legendary Scandinavian five piece wrapped up (R) EVOLUTION, Hammerfall's ninth full length release.
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7 SINNERS (REMASTERED 2020) Limited clear vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered. 7 Sinners is the 13th studio album by German power metal band Helloween, originally released in 2010. For the first time since 2000's The Dark Ride, each song on the album is a solo composition, i.e. each member has written both the music and lyrics to his song with no additional input from any other member. HELLOWEEN deliver with 7 sinners (remastered 2020) an extraordinary Double Vinyl in Gatefold Cover and with padded inner sleevE. Transparent Vinyl.
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When PARADISE LOST guitarist Greg Mackintosh put to rest his VALLENFYRE side project in 2018, he closed a difficult, but an ultimately cathartic period in his life. Created as a tribute to his father John, who passed away in 2009, VALLENFYRE originally served as a sounding board for Greg’s grief, but then delved into his nihilistic take on the world. VALLENFYRE’s brief existence was intentional — the band always knew they could go no further than the three studio albums that bore their name. A mere few days after VALLENFYRE played its last live show in September 2018, Mackintosh announced the formation of a brand-new band, STRIGOI. Named after the troubled spirits in Romanian mythology who could rise from the grave and assume an entirely different form, STRIGOI’s lineup is rounded out by former EXTREME NOISE TERROR and VALLENFYRE bass player Chris Casket. (PARADISE LOST drummer Waltteri Väyrynen provided studio drums but will not be a full-time member.) Recorded at his Black Planet studio between January and March 2019, the resultant 12-song “Abandon All Faith” debut finds Mackintosh culling from his love of old-school death metal, grindcore and punk for a visceral, but cinematic offering of extreme metal. Whereas VALLENFYRE was down-and-dirty, crusty and often “in the gutter,” STRIGOI conjures feelings of both dread and hostility, laced with Mackintosh’s trademark lead guitar lines and biting death metal roar. “Abandon All Faith” boasts a wide dichotomy of tracks, from less-than-two-minute d-beat grinders (‘Nocturnal Vermin’, ‘Throne of Disgrace’), disharmonic death metal heaves (‘Phantoms’, ‘Parasite’) to its arguable standout numbers, ‘Carved into the Skin’ and the title track. Both cuts incorporate oppressive melodies, and in the case of the closing title track, minor strokes of orchestration. ‘Carved into the Skin’ was the first song Mackintosh wrote for STRIGOI, providing him with an early signpost of where to take the project.

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2013 album from the riff-heavy Hard Rockers, the follow-up to their self titled debut. Carrying the experiences of dozens of played live shows as a source of inspiration inside them, Kadavar entered the timeless space of their studio end of last year to procure supplies for their ever growing fan base that was starving for more - in the form of this second full-length album.
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Dimmu Borgir

Abrahadabra

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When a band is known for breaking barriers and shattering expectations, even the original can seem mundane. For Dimmu Borgir however, their seemingly neverending well of inspiration has exploded into something much larger than life on ABRAHADABRA.
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Limited edition double vinyl LP pressing housed in a gatefold sleeve. Texan classic rockers Scorpion Child will release their second album, Acid Roulette, in June 2016 via Nuclear Blast. Once again, the band recorded at The Bubble in Austin, TX with Chris 'Frenchie' Smith (The Answer, And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead) who also produced and arranged the band's self-titled debut. Acid Roulette was mixed by Dave Schiffman (The Mars Volta, Dead Meadow, Jane's Addiction, Rage Against The Machine). The album's artwork was a collaboration by Aryn Jonathan Black, photographer Max Taylor and graphic designer Rob Kimura.
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Limited edition double vinyl LP pressing housed in a gatefold sleeve. Texan classic rockers Scorpion Child will release their second album, Acid Roulette, in June 2016 via Nuclear Blast. Once again, the band recorded at The Bubble in Austin, TX with Chris 'Frenchie' Smith (The Answer, And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead) who also produced and arranged the band's self-titled debut. Acid Roulette was mixed by Dave Schiffman (The Mars Volta, Dead Meadow, Jane's Addiction, Rage Against The Machine). The album's artwork was a collaboration by Aryn Jonathan Black, photographer Max Taylor and graphic designer Rob Kimura.
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Sonically inducing a depraved and morbid condition of the mind, Insidious Disease have returned to present their second full length album: AFTER DEATH. Freshly signed to Nuclear Blast Records, the band convenes (with members currently and previously of Dimmu Borgir, Morgoth, Nile, Napalm Death, and Susperia) to create a modern venture into classic death metal.
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Sonically inducing a depraved and morbid condition of the mind, Insidious Disease have returned to present their second full length album: AFTER DEATH. Freshly signed to Nuclear Blast Records, the band convenes (with members currently and previously of Dimmu Borgir, Morgoth, Nile, Napalm Death, and Susperia) to create a modern venture into classic death metal.
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New studio album from one of Germanys biggest, internationally acclaimed guitar driven bands. THE AGE OF THE JOKER is the bands 9th studio album and is one of their most varied releases to date.
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Italy's brutal/symphonic horde, Flesh god Apocalypse, have returned with their definitive epic masterpiece AGONY. Their unique blend of technical death metal with symphonic elements have quickly made them a favorite with fans and critics alike. Now, after a slew of successful tours in Europe and the US, the band has unleashed their defining moment in the form of Agony! Make no mistake, Flesh god Apocalypse are soon to be one of the leading forces in the extreme metal scene!
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2013 debut album by this outfit formed by former Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham. Gorham reformed Thin Lizzy and toured in the millennium, but when it came time to releasing new material, he realized that it shouldn't be under the Lizzy name, so he renamed the band Black Star Riders and went about recording All Hell Breaks Loose. The album features Gorham joined by Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson, Marco Mendoza and Jimmy DeGrasso.
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Deluxe CD/DVD edition includes additional track plus bonus DVD. 2013 debut album by this outfit formed by former Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham. Gorham reformed Thin Lizzy and toured in the millennium, but when it came time to releasing new material, he realized that it shouldn't be under the Lizzy name, so he renamed the band Black Star Riders and went about recording All Hell Breaks Loose. The album features Gorham joined by Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson, Marco Mendoza and Jimmy DeGrasso.
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2009 album from the Norwegian Black Metal heads, one of the most important bands of the genre. For nearly two decades, Immortal have been creating unique, skull-scraping Black Metal, always remaining one step ahead of everyone else. The band has finally found a stable line up with Abbath on guitars/vocals, Horgh on drums, Apollyon on bass and Demonaz still doing the lyrics.
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2018 release. AmeriKKKant is the 14th album by industrial metal band Ministry. It will be their first release on Nuclear Blast, and will mark the longest gap between studio albums in the group's entire career; at five years, following From Beer to Eternity (2013). AmeriKKKant is also the first Ministry album without guitarist Mike Scaccia since The Last Sucker (2007); Scaccia died in 2012 but appeared posthumously on From Beer to Eternity. Ministry was founded in 1981 by Al Jourgensen in Chicago, Illinois. Originally a synth-pop outfit, Ministry shifted it's style to become one of the pioneers of industrial metal in the mid-to-late 1980s. The band's lineup has gone through many changes throughout it's history, with Jourgensen remaining the only constant as the band's main producer, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist.
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White Void

Anti

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White Void is absence of direction and sense in life. It's a description of the fundamental disharmony between the individual's search for meaning and the meaninglessness of the universe.Eclectic hard rockers White Void are a curious bunch. Forged in the space between the occult rock of the seventies, the no-excuses-hard rock of the eighties and the British New Wave movement, they balance on the event horizon that separates old from new. Aggression from melody. Dream from drive.Add to that the fact that the band members of White Void have their backgrounds in Norwegian black metal, chiptune electronica, pop music and blues, and you'll see why their music is hard to pin down. It's darkly melodic, it's driven, and it's infused with earworms, hooks and licks. Boasting a shameless attitude, though, it comes forth as deeply true to the core of our shared hard rock heritage.In the center of White Void stands Lars Are Nedland, long time member of Borknagar and Solefald. Leading a team of musicians including Tobias Solbakk of Ihsahn fame, electronica staple Vegard Kummen and blues rock virtuoso Eivind Marum, he navigates the waters of hard rock riffs, new wave harmonies and blues rock solos with determination and elegance.Still, White Void probably don't sound like you think. It's a band riddled with contrasts and references, musically as well as philosophically. The conceptual springboard is Albert Camus' Absurdism, with lyrics dealing with how you cope with an existence that is in it's core absurd. Musically the band draws on the past while forging towards the future. And the result? Well, enter the Void to find out!
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White Void

Anti [LP]

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White Void is absence of direction and sense in life. It's a description of the fundamental disharmony between the individual's search for meaning and the meaninglessness of the universe.Eclectic hard rockers White Void are a curious bunch. Forged in the space between the occult rock of the seventies, the no-excuses-hard rock of the eighties and the British New Wave movement, they balance on the event horizon that separates old from new. Aggression from melody. Dream from drive.Add to that the fact that the band members of White Void have their backgrounds in Norwegian black metal, chiptune electronica, pop music and blues, and you'll see why their music is hard to pin down. It's darkly melodic, it's driven, and it's infused with earworms, hooks and licks. Boasting a shameless attitude, though, it comes forth as deeply true to the core of our shared hard rock heritage.In the center of White Void stands Lars Are Nedland, long time member of Borknagar and Solefald. Leading a team of musicians including Tobias Solbakk of Ihsahn fame, electronica staple Vegard Kummen and blues rock virtuoso Eivind Marum, he navigates the waters of hard rock riffs, new wave harmonies and blues rock solos with determination and elegance.Still, White Void probably don't sound like you think. It's a band riddled with contrasts and references, musically as well as philosophically. The conceptual springboard is Albert Camus' Absurdism, with lyrics dealing with how you cope with an existence that is in it's core absurd. Musically the band draws on the past while forging towards the future. And the result? Well, enter the Void to find out!
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2017 release, the seventh album from the Polish metal band. The opening track on Anticult, has an ominous voice to it. The clean guitar motif feels dangerous, as if warning in a language unfamiliar that the world before us will soon not be the same. Certainly, trail-blazing masterpiece "Impulse" is the harbinger of change. The ceaseless assault of riffs, drums, bass, and vocals-expertly delivered by guitarist Waclaw 'Vogg' Kieltyka, drummer Michal Lysejko, bassist Hubert Wiecek, and vocalist Rafal 'Rasta' Piotrowski-is unlike anything before it. But "Impulse" is more than the sum of it's parts. Between Vogg's monstrous volleys and Rasta's brutal existentialist barks, there's something else in the mix. Not just Decapitated's penchant for building tension by continually winding up and layering upon themes either. That's a trademark harkening all the back to 2000's classically-inspired Winds of Creation full-length. On "Impulse" (and definitely throughout the rest of Anticult), Decapitated weave in thrusts of brightness. Turns out, Anticult was designed-with an almost devil may care attitude-that way from the start. While Blood Mantra may've taken Decapitated all over the world, exposed hordes of new fans to the Poles, and opened a few new doors, the Krosno-based quartet are confident Anticult will raise their profile even more, allowing Decapitated to tour with just about anybody. It's got the songs. Tracks like "Impulse", "One Eye Nation", and "Never" are guaranteed to hook fans from any genre of metal.
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Deluxe Edition includes bonus DVD. Formed in 1997, Soulfly has become a mainstay in contemporary heavy metal. Led by former Sepultura vocalist Max Cavalera, Soulfly has released 9 full-length albums with combined sales of over 1million records. Mixing many styles of metal with Brazilian tribal, world music and punk, Soulfly are known for crafting something completely unique in the modern heavy music landscape. Archangel, the band's 10th full-length release, was recorded in the Spring of 2015 with Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children of Bodom, Deftones). Armed with Max Cavalera's four-stringed guitars, unmistakable growl and instantly recognizable riffage, the muddy tones and constant rhythmic bounce of Soulfly has retained its gritty edge while pushing the boundaries of what's possible in metal. In the studio is lead guitarist Marc Rizzo (who has been in Soulfly almost as long as Max was in Sepultura), bassist Tony Campos (Static X, Ministry, Prong) and Max's 21 year-old son, Zyon, who splits his time between drumming in Lody Kong and Soulfly. Special appearances on Archangel by Todd Jones (Nails), Matt Young (King Parrot) and more!
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Soulfly

Archangel

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Formed in 1997, Soulfly has become a mainstay in contemporary heavy metal. Led by former Sepultura vocalist Max Cavalera, Soulfly has released 9 full-length albums with combined sales of over 1 million records. Mixing many styles of metal with Brazilian tribal, world music and punk, Soulfly are known for crafting something completely unique in the modern heavy music landscape. Archangel, the band's 10th full-length release, was recorded in the Spring of 2015 with Matt Hyde (Slayer, Children of Bodom, Deftones). Armed with Max Cavalera's four-stringed guitars, unmistakable growl and instantly recognizable riffage, the muddy tones and constant rhythmic bounce of Soulfly has retained its gritty edge while pushing the boundaries of what's possible in metal. In the studio is lead guitarist Marc Rizzo (who has been in Soulfly almost as long as Max was in Sepultura), bassist Tony Campos (Static X, Ministry, Prong) and Max's 21 year-old son, Zyon, who splits his time between drumming in Lody Kong and Soulfly. Special appearances on Archangel by Todd Jones (Nails), Matt Young (King Parrot) and more!
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Hardly any other metal act has the long, absorbing history that Riot V has behind it. Since the quintet formed in 1975 they have been hit by several severe strokes of fate during their long career. With Rhett Forester (R.I.P. 1994), Guy Speranza (R.I.P. 2003) and Mark Reale (R.I.P. 2012) - three deceased members have left their mark on the four decades of Riot's band history. Since their legendary debut album "Rock City" (1977), Riot has released numerous heavy metal classics, including "Fire Down Under" (with classics like "Swords And Tequila"), their masterpiece "Thundersteel" (1988), and the unforgotten "The Privilege Of Power"(1990).
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Limited two CD digipak release that contains two albums by the Bay Area-based metal band: The Art of Dying (2004) and Killing Season (2008). Death Angel was initially active from 1982 to 1991 but reappeared on the scene again in 2001. The band has gone through several line-up changes, leaving guitarist Rob Cavestany as the only constant member; him and vocalist Mark Osegueda (who joined in 1984) are the only members of Death Angel to appear on all their albums.
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On At the Edge of Time, the melodies are more organic whilst still maintaining the consistent quality and intrigue that the band weave seamlessly throughout each opus.
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Born in the rural mysticism of the Swiss alps and since a very early point deeply rooted within Celtic mythology, Gaulish history and proto-European culture,ELUVEITIE have long become Folk Metal’s trailblazers, spin doctors and rightful masters of their craft. All the more because they never limited

themselves to simple forays through rune-decorated clichés or foolish drinking songs. Theirs has been an approach of respect, historic accuracy, depth and the most thrilling, catchy, primordial mélange of Melodic Death Metal and Pagan Folk the world could have ever imagined.

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Immolation is a name long synonymous with the extreme music scene, delivering some of the most unique and creatively dark death metal the underground has witnessed over the past 28 years. 2017 will mark 29 years for Immolation and in February "Atonement" will prove that this is one band that does not look back, continuing to push the limits and remaining a vibrant force for the future of a genre they helped define. Since the release of their debut album "Dawn of Possession" (Roadrunner) in 1991, IMMOLATION has been paving their way down an ever evolving path of uncompromising musical devastation! Never a band to rely on their previous efforts, IMMOLATION has continued album after album to refine and hone their most identifiable style and sound, creating some of the darkest and most adventurous death metal the scene has ever heard. With such classic albums as "Here In After", "Failures for Gods", and "Close To A World Below" (Metal Blade), as well as their more recent critically acclaimed releases, "Unholy Cult", "Harnessing Ruin", "Hope and Horror"(ep) and "Shadows In The Light" (Listenable/Century Media), the band has developed into one of the premier extreme acts of our time. 2010 saw the next step in IMMOLATION's evolution with it's Nuclear Blast debut, "Majesty and Decay". With the release of "Majesty and Decay" IMMOLATION not only surpassed their previous releases musically, but had started a new chapter in their career with the added mix/mastering talents of Zack Ohren (Castle Ultimate Studios). Together with long-time producer Paul Orofino (Millbrook Sound Studios), the combination proved to be the key to some of the most powerful sounding IMMOLATION material to date! Not only had IMMOLATION taken their abilities so much further, with some of the most disheartening musical landscapes the band has ever created, but the sound and production was taken to new levels as well, unleashing all the unrelenting force the band truly offers! With their most solid production recorded at that time, accented by the remarkably stunning artwork of then newly recruited Par Olofsson, "Majesty and Decay" became an instant classic! Not too long after, 2011 saw the release of IMMOLATION's second ever ep entitled "Providence" (Scion A/V). This five song ep of all new original tracks was released by Scion A/V (Toyota) as an online free download, available for fans worldwide. Free cds and vinyl were only available during the band's U.S tour for this ep, making it an even more sought after release! Overall "Providence" proved again that the combination of Orofino & Ohren, with Par Olofsson once again at the artistic helm, was a team to keep! Production and artwork were once again some of the bands best. "Providence" was not just an ep, it proved to be a five song mammoth that found itself on some of the top release lists for that year! With IMMOLATION creating an interesting collection of avant-garde, yet extremely catchy songs "Providence" set the tone for where the band was heading, and a taste of what to expect from their next full length LP. Whoa!
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Venom Inc.

Ave

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2017 debut album from this metal outfit. When Venom released Welcome to Hell and Black Metal in the early 80s they paved the way for thousands of extreme metal bands across the world. Venom Inc consists of former Venom founders Jeffrey "Mantas" Dunn on guitar and Anthony "Abaddon" Bray on drums as well as former Venom bassist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan.
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Limited edition brown colored vinyl LP pressing. Regardless of your take on black metal forefathers Venom, they are the undisputed originators of extreme metal as we know it. Almost 40 years after their inception, the revitalized 1989-1992 line-up of guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn, vocalist/bassist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan and drummer Anthony "Abaddon" Bray have returned with a monster of an album entitled Avé. Venom Inc. Was born during an impromptu live set at 2015's Keep it True Festival in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. The on-stage reunion was a rousing success amongst Venom fans and music industry personnel alike, and although it was originally only set up for fun, Dolan began receiving numerous show offers for Venom Inc. #from booking agents around the world. What started as a live set to celebrate Venom's legacy immediately turned into a serious reunion discussion. While unexpected at the outset, the end result of this reunion is an album that true Venom fans will gladly add to the top of their playlists. Vocalist/bassist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan says, "We tried to shape Avé so that it comes at you dark, then it gets bright and heavy and just keeps growing into some kind of monster."
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Death metal and technical grind have an interesting way of co-existing. While each genre shares characteristics with the other it would seem that many bands would rather stay narrow in scope and keep the two as oil and water. All Shall Perish have managed to rejuvenate the underground by encompassing more of extreme metals tangents and now, on AWAKEN THE DREAMERS more than ever, they're throwing the deathcore term out the window and re-establishing the definition of heavy with a youthful and vigorous aplomb.
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Awakening from a 7-year slumber, the newest offering from techincal death metallers Decrepit Birth is entwined with musical athleticism and characteristic esoteric themes. Axis Mundi was recorded at 3 different studios over the course of a year. The clarity, the power, the musicianship, and the brutality aren't vying for attention. They're in absolute harmony. The guitars are razor sharp yet spine-snappingly heavy. The drums are genre-defining, recalling what Sean Reinert, Gene Hoglan, and Steve Flynn did for Death and Atheist, respectively. And the bass has a great deep-end against the ceaselessly wicked rhythms.
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Limited edition blue and yellow colored vinyl LP pressing. Awakening from a 7-year slumber, the newest offering from techincal death metallers Decrepit Birth is entwined with musical athleticism and characteristic esoteric themes. Axis Mundi was recorded at 3 different studios over the course of a year. The clarity, the power, the musicianship, and the brutality aren't vying for attention. They're in absolute harmony. The guitars are razor sharp yet spine-snappingly heavy. The drums are genre-defining, recalling what Sean Reinert, Gene Hoglan, and Steve Flynn did for Death and Atheist, respectively. And the bass has a great deep-end against the ceaselessly wicked rhythms.
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Active since 1984, Blind Guardian is one of the most influential & revered bands in the metal genre. Nuclear Blast is excited to release 4 of the band’s classic albums in limited digipak. Disc one will feature the band’s album remixed and remastered. Disc two will feature the original album in its entirety with the original mixing and mastering.

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2020 release. The impact of Southern California's Suicide Silence on extreme metal is undeniable. Since the band's inception in 2004 and the subsequent release of genre defining tracks like "You Only Live Once", "Unanswered" and "You Can't Stop Me", Suicide Silence took deathcore to enormous crowds selling hundreds of thousands of records and playing enormous stages around the world.

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The impact of southern CA's Suicide Silence on extreme metal is undeniable. Since the band's inception in 2004 and the subsequent release of genre defining tracks like "You Only Live Once", "Unanswered" and "You Can't Stop Me" Suicide Silence took deathcore to enormous crowds selling hundreds of thousands of records and playing enormous stages around the world. (bone/black splatter)

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Kadavar

Berlin

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German hard psych rockers Kadavar return with another slab of meaty metal! Their anticipated third studio album follows on from 2013's 'Abra Kadavar.' It's the deeply imprinted, unforgettable memories and impressions of continuous touring one can feel on 'Berlin' in every line and every strum. Though recorded live in the studio on the band's own analog gear again, it's distinctly audible that this time round the record turned out even deeper as far as songwriting and arrangements are concerned - and that Lindemann, Bartelt and Bouteloup have spent more time on the recordings than ever before.
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Berserker by Beast in Black - Berserker kicks off with the rapid opener 'Beast in Black'. "As well as the band name, this track was inspired by a character from the »Berserk« manga. And though the lyrics are directly connected to that character they are also speaking in metaphors about something personal. It's one of the most powerful songs on the album and Kasperi's guitar solo in this one is probably the best one on the whole album!" With 'Blind And Frozen', a super catchy and massive song follows. "Yannis' interpretation and performance here is nothing short of pure perfection," the guitar wizard fancies. The most monumental, loud sing-along type of chorus on the album comes along with 'Blood Of A Lion'. Anton reveals: "This song was actually one of the candidates for the »Unholy Savior« album of BATTLE BEAST but I decided not to use it then." Right after the pounding 'Born Again', 'Zodd The Immortal' attacks the listeners ears with it's sharp claws. "It's s the most aggressive song on the album, especially vocal-wise, and it's also »Berserk« related so I hope that all the fans of »Berserk« will like this one too." After another straight forward track, 'The Fifth Angel', the disco and dance music influenced 'Crazy, Mad, Insane' gives the listener a short breather. "Well, the title says it all. It's the craziest and maybe the weirdest song to be on a heavy metal album," he laughs. "If you are a friend of Italo disco and 80's synth pop, you'll like this one!" Followed by 'Eternal Fire' with it's dominant keyboards, and 'End Of The World', which was already played live at the band's previous gigs, »Berserker« slowly comes to an end in the form of a classical heavy metal ballad titled 'Ghost In The Rain'.
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Blind Guardian

Beyond the Red Mirror

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Beyond the Red Mirror is the highly-anticipated tenth studio album by Germany’s favorite sons and metal’s most epic storytellers Blind Guardian. Prepare to have your senses overwhelmed.
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Beyond the Red Mirror is the highly-anticipated tenth studio album by Germany’s favorite sons and metal’s most epic storytellers Blind Guardian. Prepare to have your senses overwhelmed.
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Most people haven’t heard of Esens, Germany, once home to Baroque composer Philipp Heinrich Erlebach. Nestled at whatever-end of Lower Saxony, where the East Frisian Islands form a barrier against the wailing North Sea, the town of 7,000 has slept the years away. However, rising death metal stars NAILED TO OBSCURITY are about to put Esens on the proverbial map with new album, “Black Frost”, their first for Nuclear Blast Records. Formed in 2005, NAILED TO OBSCURITY went through the usual ups and downs as a band. Mere months after forming, NAILED TO OBSCURITY issued their first demo, “Our Darkness”. While most bands live and die on the possibility of signing a label deal, NAILED TO OBSCURITY persevered, releasing their debut album, “Abyss”, independently in 2007. Since then the band has released two full length releases, “Opaque” (2013) and “King Delusion” (2017). Today, NAILED TO OBSCURITY remains a labor of love with band members spread out over Germany, but they still shack up on weekends in the rehearsal room in Esens to write together. That’s how new album, “Black Frost”, was born. Songs like 'Tears Of The Eyeless,' 'The Aberrant Host,' 'Road To Perdition,' and the magnificent title track were part of NAILED TO OBSCURITY’s weekend forays into the depths of melodic death metal (and beyond). The frantic pace at which “Black Frost” was written, however, didn’t impact the quality of songcraft. Whereas “King Delusion” focused on the pairing of savagery and melody, “Black Frost” changes up the formula. Call it maturity or desire to present ideas differently, NAILED TO OBSCURITY’s new songs churn, swirl, and coalesce around and into the band’s engaging if cloudy psychosocial lyrics.

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2017 release. Danzig is one of the most recognized names in heavy music. Having fronted the Misfits, Samhain and ultimately his own band, Danzig's influence on the genre and it's many subgenres can't be denied. Black Laden Crown is Danzig's eleventh solo studio album. His previous records have sold millions around the world. Black Laden Crown is the band's first album of original material since Deth Red Sabaoth (2010), marking the longest gap between two studio albums in their career, as well as their first release with drummer Joey Castillo since I Luciferi (2002). The album took three years to complete, with the recording sessions beginning in February 2014. Black Laden Crown was recorded with five different drummers (Castillo, Johnny Kelly, Karl Rockfist, Dirk Verbeuren and Glenn Danzig himself), while the bass parts were handled by both Tommy Victor and Danzig.
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Vinyl LP pressing. 2017 release. Danzig is one of the most recognized names in heavy music. Having fronted the Misfits, Samhain and ultimately his own band, Danzig's influence on the genre and it's many subgenres can't be denied. Black Laden Crown is Danzig's eleventh solo studio album. His previous records have sold millions around the world. Black Laden Crown is the band's first album of original material since Deth Red Sabaoth (2010), marking the longest gap between two studio albums in their career, as well as their first release with drummer Joey Castillo since I Luciferi (2002). The album took three years to complete, with the recording sessions beginning in February 2014. Black Laden Crown was recorded with five different drummers (Castillo, Johnny Kelly, Karl Rockfist, Dirk Verbeuren and Glenn Danzig himself), while the bass parts were handled by both Tommy Victor and Danzig.
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Deluxe Edition includes bonus DVD. In the history of heavy metal, not many bands can claim to be able to celebrate their breakthrough twice. Accept managed this four years ago after returning with their reunion record BLOOD OF THE NATIONS. Now BLIND RAGE, the latest installment in this amazing return is ready to write history once more. The band's creative streak has delivered a thunderstorm of riffs. Besides the 'red-Accept-line', as the band likes to call it, the only goal was to 'remain interesting.' Another factor that has turned into an Accept trademark is the voice of singer Mark Tornillo. With the course of the three albums, he has grown into his role as front man of these 'teutonic terrors.'
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Blind Rage

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“Blind Rage”, just like its two predecessors has been produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap.
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Deluxe Edition includes bonus DVD. Formed in 1996 Polish Tech Death masters Decapitated built a reputation over the years as one of the international leaders of their genre. Over their near 20-year career, Decapitated has released live studio albums, which are considered to be some of the most influential death metal releases of the 21st century. For their sixth full-length record, the band returned to Hertz Studio, located at Bialystok in their native Poland. Recording the new creation, entitled BLOOD MANTRA, has proven to be an extremely demanding process. The band has cross-bred various styles and sounds, setting the bar higher with this new release. Flirting with various tempos, mixing Death Metal with Grindcore, Block Metal atmosphere with more groove laden beats and Stoner-Rock vibes, there are also modern metal rhythmic riffs on DECAPITATED's latest output that hark back to their 2006 release, ORGANIC HALLUCINOSIS.
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Decapitated

Blood Mantra

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Formed in 1996 Polish Tech Death masters Decapitated built a reputation over the years as one of the international leaders of their genre. Over their near 20-year career, Decapitated has released live studio albums, which are considered to be some of the most influential death metal releases of the 21st century. For their sixth full-length record, the band returned to Hertz Studio, located at Bialystok in their native Poland. Recording the new creation, entitled BLOOD MANTRA, has proven to be an extremely demanding process. The band has cross-bred various styles and sounds, setting the bar higher with this new release. Flirting with various tempos, mixing Death Metal with Grindcore, Block Metal atmosphere with more groove Ioden beats and Stoner-Rock vibes, there are also modern metal rhythmic riffs on DECAPITATED's latest output that hark back to their 2006 release, ORGANIC HALLUCINOSIS.
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2010 album from the veteran German metal band, their first studio album in over a decade and the first to feature Mark Tornillo on vocals. Blood of the Nations was recorded over the winter of 2010 at Backstage studio in Derbyshire, England with celebrated British producer, Sabbat guitarist and long-time Accept fan Andy Sneap. A vibrant and mesmerizing album, Blood of the Nations harnesses everything that earned Accept the status of a true Heavy Metal legend thunderous riffs, blinding guitar leads with intricate melodies, aggressive vocals and infectious, undiluted Metal songs with a bite that are destined to once again put Accept where they belong - the oligarchy of the Heavy Metal world.
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Deluxe Edition includes a limited edition 48 page hardcover book created by Rafal Wechterowicz, Marco Vasco and long-time Machine Head art collaborator Strephon Taylor. Bay Area Metal Titans Machine Head, will release their eighth full-length album and Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut, Bloodstone & Diamonds, this Fall! The record was once again produced by Robb Flynn himself and Juan Urteaga (Testament, Vile), and like the last 7 out of 8 albums, was masterfully mixed by Colin Richardson (Carcass, fear Factory, Slipknot, behemoth. Devildriver). Additional tracking, editing, and mixing was done with heavy metal legend Andy Sneap (Exodus, Testament, Arch Enemy, Accept, Megadeth) and Steve Lagudi.
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orn to perish? This statement does not apply to the Thrash Metal legends DESTRUCTION, though their new album “Born To Perish” will certainly create a furor on August 9th. The brand-new line-up featuring the Canadian drum animal Randy Black (Primal Fear, Annihilator) and Swiss shred-master Damir Eskić, together with veterans Schmier and Mike, is here to bring you musical destruction. This is a new chapter in the long, impressive history of the band.

 

“Born To Perish” starts like a thunder clap, immediately hitting you with the title song – skipping any intro or frippery. This is classic Thrash Metal, like the following bone breaking ‘Inspired By Death’, the heavy but catchy tune ‘Betrayal’ and the raised middle finger ‘Rotten’. Since 1982 when DESTRUCTION was first founded, they’ve never once lost their aggressiveness.

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Testament

Brotherhood Of The Snake

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LIMITED DIGIBOOK EDITION : 2016 album from Californian thrash metal elders featuring 'The Pale King'.
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Brotherhood of the Snake is the eleventh studio album by American thrash metal band Testament, tentatively due for release on October 28, 2016. It will be the band's first studio recording with bassist Steve DiGiorgio since First Strike Still Deadly (2001). Brotherhood of the Snake will also mark Testament's fifth collaboration with Andy Sneap, who had mixed and engineered all of their albums since The Gathering (1999) and produced Dark Roots of Earth (2012). Asked about the musical direction of Brotherhood of the Snake, Peterson replied, "It's different. This one is more thrash. I mean, this has got some of the fastest stuff that we have ever played.
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The Deluxe Edition of CARNIVAL IS FOREVER includes a bonus DVD.
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Come one, come all to the demented, heinous bloodbath of a murder metal circus that declares Macabre's return: CARNIVAL OF KILLERS. Their first record in almost 10 years, following 2011's 'Grim Scary Tales', and just in time for their 35th anniversary as a band, Macabre's latest installment to it's catalogue will butcher your ears and derange your psyche! Judging by the title, one can positively assume CARNIVAL OF KILLERS contains stories of your favorite murderous psychos: Bundy, Speck, Gacy, Ramirez, and a slew of heinous killers never taken on by Macabre before. Prepare for another gore filled thrill ride from a band that originated in the 80's yet progresses to the edge of modern metal with clear production, expanded variety, and with a whole mess of nostalgic pleasure.
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Come one, come all to the demented, heinous bloodbath of a murder metal circus that declares Macabre's return: CARNIVAL OF KILLERS. Their first record in almost 10 years, following 2011's 'Grim Scary Tales', and just in time for their 35th anniversary as a band, Macabre's latest installment to it's catalogue will butcher your ears and derange your psyche! Judging by the title, one can positively assume CARNIVAL OF KILLERS contains stories of your favorite murderous psychos: Bundy, Speck, Gacy, Ramirez, and a slew of heinous killers never taken on by Macabre before. Prepare for another gore filled thrill ride from a band that originated in the 80's yet progresses to the edge of modern metal with clear production, expanded variety, and with a whole mess of nostalgic pleasure.
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Come one, come all to the demented, heinous bloodbath of a murder metal circus that declares Macabre's return: CARNIVAL OF KILLERS. Their first record in almost 10 years, following 2011's 'Grim Scary Tales', and just in time for their 35th anniversary as a band, Macabre's latest installment to it's catalogue will butcher your ears and derange your psyche! Judging by the title, one can positively assume CARNIVAL OF KILLERS contains stories of your favorite murderous psychos: Bundy, Speck, Gacy, Ramirez, and a slew of heinous killers never taken on by Macabre before. Prepare for another gore filled thrill ride from a band that originated in the 80's yet progresses to the edge of modern metal with clear production, expanded variety, and with a whole mess of nostalgic pleasure.
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SABATON are excited to reveal that 2012's Carolus Rex has reached quadruple platinum status in their home country Sweden. The concept album - which is the band's biggest success to date - charts the rise and fall of the Swedish Empire, in particular the life of Charles XII ("Carolus Rex") who ruled it for 21 years. In an amazing coincidence, the album's quadruple platinum certification comes exactly 300 years after the king's death in 1718! The band will be presented with their quadruple platinum disc later this year, when Carolus Rex will take its place as one of Sweden's most successful home-grown rock albums.

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Machine Head TITLE: Catharsis Label: Nuclear Blast - NINTH album by American heavy metal band Machine Head - Catharsis« was produced by Robb Flynn and recorded, mixed, and co-produced by Zack Ohren (FALLUJAH, ALL SHALL PERISH) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA. Mastering was handled by Ted Jensen (HATEBREED, ALICE IN CHAINS, DEFTONES) at Sterling Sound, New York, NY. Cover photography was created by Seanen Middleton. CD and DVD
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Machine Head

Catharsis

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If heavy music stands for anything, it’s freedom. Formed in Oakland, California in 1991, Machine Head have forged a formidable reputation and huge global fan base by never surrendering their artistic liberty or compromising their belief in the power of heaviness. Exploding into the consciousness of metalheads worldwide with their seminal 1994 debut album ‘Burn My Eyes’, the band led by singer/guitarist Robb Flynn have consistently raged against the grain, producing a steady stream of lead-heavy but fiendishly inventive modern metal records that have both defined and redefined the sound of metal in the 21st century.

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2020 release by French metalcore outfit Novelists Fr.
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Limited black and blue vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release from French metalcore outfit Novelists Fr.
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Amorphis

Circle

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2013 release, the 11th studio album from the Finnish Metal band. Recorded at Petrax Studio in Hollola and at 5K Studios in Helsinki, Circle was produced by Peter Tägtgren and focuses on an original story penned by lyricist Pekka Kainulainen.
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Amorphis

Circle

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At the peak of the second decade of the musical journey, Finnish melancholic dark rock/metal masters Amorphis give birth to their eleventh mind-child names CIRCLE. The total of nine tracks that are contained in CIRCLE once more prove the musicians ability to intertwine new and established ingredients.
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Recorded live during Epicas the Divine Conspiracy World Tour 2007 - a truly symphonic metal affair! This 2-CD set shows Epicas talent in spades as they tackle classical standards by Mozart, Vivaldi, Handel and many more.
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Celebrating 30 years of In Flames and 20 years of the iconic "Clayman", Nuclear Blast is excited to re-issue "Clayman (20th Anniversary Edition)". Remastered and enhanced by Ted Jensen (PANTERA, DEFTONES, GOJIRA) the 20th Anniversary Edition features all new artwork and 5 new bonus tracks including a brand new instrumental medley and re-recorded versions of fan-favourites such as "Only For The Weak" and "Pinball Map". Re-recorded songs were produced by Howard Benson (MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, MOTÖRHEAD) and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge (GREEN DAY, ROB ZOMBIE).

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2017 release from the metalcore outfit. 2017 is the start of a new era for We Came as Romans. After a turbulent 2016-quiet from an exterior perspective yet wrought with trial, tribulation and struggle internally. After finding more than a niche, but a home at SharpTone Records, reconnecting with their first booking agent and freeing themselves from toxic relationships that held them back, We Came As Romans finalized the writing and recording process for their fifth full-length studio album: Cold Like War. In a word, the album represent adversity-in all of it's various forms. It is a thrilling, energetic and immensely catchy compendium of songs that run the full gambit of emotion-aggression to sorrow, love to hate-to capture the fullest extent of the conflict and turmoil We Came as Romans endured to make it to this point in their careers and their lives. "It [the title] is about struggle, those trials," says guitarist and songwriter Joshua Moore. "They can turn us towards each other, towards those we love, towards those who have supported us. Because the last two years to us have felt like this giant war-an internal war-to figure out the right path for our band... to figure out how to stay together and be happy again."
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"We stand by the outlook that negativity can be channelled and used as a tool to create something not only positive but progressive" - Erik Bickerstaffe. Is Loathe's Erik Bickerstaffe onto something In these seemingly somber and tulmultuous times, we can either stand by and watch the world burn; or we can try channel the negative stream into something meaningful and erudite. Loathe are a sedulous collective of 5, formed in the UK's industrial and artistically acclaimed port-city, Liverpool. Their debut record 'The Cold Sun' signifies a forceful and shrewd testimony. The quintet nail their colours to the mast with this resolute mission statement; an ode to the times we're living in and the murky future that we all find oursleves faced with. "We all met through music in one form or another. When our previous projects became stagnant, it felt right that we should pool our ambition into what is now Loathe," states Shayne Smith, when asked about the band's genesis. 'The Cold Sun' is a concept record; a compelling 35 minute long meandering into the depths of a dark, post-apocalyptic tale. The record follows the adjacent timeline of two protagonists (A & B), who exist during a dystopian future, stricken by tragedy and the ever looming apocalypse.  "Our writing process varies from song to song, but usually it takes one of us to have the initial vision for what we want to create. We then each add our own personal input which completes the piece." states Smith, when asked about the quintet's approach to their craft. "We approached the record with a specific sound in mind. Combining loose and real instrumentation with technical electronic elements, we created a soundscape that accompanies and represents the overall feel of 'The Cold Sun'," added Bickerstaffe. "To help give a hint as to our trajectory of thought; 'Dance On My Skin' follows character A's experience with sleep paralysis as they are tormented during a night terror..

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The debut full length from this UK based post hardcore band, the first time released on vinyl in North America
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Sylosis are a forward thinking UK thrash metal band. Hailing from Reading, UK, Sylosis set out to create a modern, epic new take on the old school thrash metal blueprint. The bands sound is comprised of fast, aggressive riffing, thunderous drumming, intricate guitar lines, shredding solos, fierce vocals and haunting ambience. Unashamedly, there is also an abundance of melody and dynamics. Sylosis pride themselves on not only their heaviness but the attention to detail of their song-writing. Every song is cleverly crafted into it's own identity and structured to perfection. For fans of Machine Head, Trivium and more!
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2016 release, the seventh album from the metal outfit. An institution can be relied on forever. It's foundations don't shake due to the winds of change or tides of trends-no matter how volatile, omnipresent, or tenuous. With steadfast determination, drive, and dedication, Hatebreed cement themselves as one of heavy music's strongest institutions on their seventh full-length offering and very first for Nuclear Blast worldwide. Since 1994, the Connecticut quintet-Jamey Jasta [vocals], Chris Beattie [bass], Wayne Lozinak [guitar], Frank Novinec [guitar], and Matthew Byrne [drums]-has risen to the ranks of hardcore and heavy metal elite with a Grammy Award nomination, main stage slots on festivals, and countless fans worldwide.
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A grimly glamorous ghoul who first slithered from the cobwebbed shadows of Charlotte, North Carolina, in the early 90s, WEDNESDAY 13 has firmly established himself as the world's premier purveyor of balls-out horror punk insanity. With a vivid and vile imagination that has endeared him to countless fans of riff-driven macabre over the last two decades, he has been one of rock's most prolific protagonists, spreading his credo of grave-robbing rock 'n' roll and Halloween debauchery around the globe and unleashing a seemingly endless stream of blood-spattered albums and EPs. From the glowering menace of "Good Riddance" to the grandiose hellishness of the album's 7-minute title track, it's living, breathing, murdering proof that the Wednesday 13 of 2017 means business. And business is mean.
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Formed in the college town of Umeĺ in northern Sweden in 1987, MESHUGGAH have spent the last twenty plus years and cumulative thirteen releases developing, exploring, and redefining their complex, inimitable approach on the art of expressing their collective Id. An entity that has not sounded like anyone else in over thirteen years, MESHUGGAH are one of the few purely and honestly lateral-thinking forces genuinely dedicated to pushing the boundaries of extreme music simply because doing so comes naturally to them. Unafraid to take risks and tackle new experiences, they create albums you can listen to six years later and still discover things you never noticed before. The mystical lore surrounding them pertains to their mathematical execution of odd-cycle time signatures shifting around common 4/4 time. As a result, it isn’t shocking to see some of the biggest names in metal standing in the wings at MESHUGGAH shows, shaking their heads at the band’s majestically demented, down-tuned, groove-laden, and precisely performed polyrhythms that never veer out of control. Devotees include Tool, The Deftones, Kirk Hammett & Lars Ulrich of Metallica, Rob Halford of Judas Priest, James LaBrie of Dream Theater, and Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music, which incorporates MESHUGGAH’s back catalogue into their curriculum, fortifying the belief that such perfectly calibrated music adds a crucial ingredient to a modern musical education.
 

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- One of the most prolific bands on Nuclear Blast, most of Meshuggah’s catalog has not been available on vinyl in years. These limited edition colors, with newly designed gatefold jackets, are limited to 700 each worldwide.

- The audio to all five of these vinyl reissues was remastered for vinyl so that the sound will be spectacular.

- Indie Exclusive colors are limited to 300 copies worldwide.

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A monstrous tour-de-force of utterly distinctive but reassuringly destructive heavy fucking metal, laced with spectral disquiet but delivered with muscular aplomb, Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay was conceived during the summer of 2016 as Cradle of Filth convened in Ashok and Skaroupka's native Czech Republic, before being meticulously pieced together by the band and now long-time producer Scott Atkins back in the UK during the first half of 2017. From the exhilarating melodrama of opening two-fisted salvo "Exquisite Torments Await" and "Heartbreak And Seance" onwards, the twelfth Cradle of Filth album manifestly represents yet another wild expansion of the band's sonic manifesto across nine epic and elaborate new anti-hymns and a fervent blast through Canadian thrash legends Annihilator's ageless "Alison Hell." From "Achingly Beautiful's" synapse-scorching holocaust of the heart to the flesh-ripping, thrash-driven grandeur of "Wester, Vespertine" and the pitch-black lysergic gargoyle attack of "You Will Know The Lion By His Claw," Cryptoriana is simply the most musically and visually startling record in Cradle of Filth's storied history; one that grittily upholds the band's tradition of conjuring warped narratives that linger long in the memory.
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2020 release. Masters of enlightened, neck-wrecking turbo-thrash, Sylosis is returning to the barricades after four years of silence, armed with it's strongest album yet and a renewed sense of purpose. Cycle Of Suffering, the band's fifth album, is immediately recognizable as the most vital and explosive record yet to be released under the Sylosis name. While still bearing many of the band's expected sonic hallmarks, the likes of 'I Sever' and 'Shield' take a subtly ingenious approach to state-of-the-art thrash metal, infusing everything with a sense of perpetual invention and untrammelled intensity. There are huge melodies and gleaming hooks erupting throughout this sustained, 50-minute burst of cutting-edge brutality, but Cycle Of Suffering is bold and exploratory too: everything from slow-burning cautionary tale Calcified to the acoustic-led but venomous Arms Like A Noose indicates that Sylosis has evolved as a band, while it's leader's song writing blade has never been sharper. Cycle Of Suffering simply the best thing that Sylosis has ever produced.

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Masters of enlightened, neck-wrecking turbo-thrash, Sylosis is returning to the barricades after four years of silence, armed with it's strongest album yet and a renewed sense of purpose. The fightback against the dying of the light starts here. Formed in Reading at the turn of the millennium, Sylosis swiftly stood apart from everything else that was happening in the British metal scene at that time. As the metalcore hordes began to dominate the mainstream, guitarist and chief songwriter Josh Middleton pursued a singular, defiant course, blending the machine-gun precision of thrash with the monstrous power of modern extremity and frequent flashes of progressive flair. "Cycle Of Suffering", the band's fifth album, is immediately recognisable as the most vital and explosive record yet to be released under the Sylosis name. While still bearing many of the band's expected sonic hallmarks, the likes of I Sever and Shield take a subtly ingenious approach to state-of-the-art thrash metal, infusing everything with a sense of perpetual invention and untrammelled intensity. There are huge melodies and gleaming hooks erupting throughout this sustained, 50-minute burst of cutting-edge brutality, but "Cycle Of Suffering" is bold and exploratory too: everything from slow-burning cautionary tale Calcified to the acoustic-led but venomous Arms Like A Noose indicates that Sylosis has evolved as a band, while it's leader's song writing blade has never been sharper. "Cycle Of Suffering" simply the best thing that Sylosis has ever produced.

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2020 release, the third album by the Swiss heavy metal band. The album was produced at the Little Creek Studio in Switzerland by V.O. Pulver (Pro-Pain, Destruction, Nervosa, Pänzer) and Destruction frontman Schmier, who helped and advised as a close friend of the band. Burning Witches - the all-female metal band - was founded during spring 2015 in Brugg, beautiful Switzerland, by guitar player Romana Kalkuhl.

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Formed in 1996 Nightwish have made a name for themselves all over the world. Nuclear Blast America is excited to finally re-issue some of the band’s most beloved records like “Once”, “Dark Passion Play” and the band’s 2009 live record “Made in Hong Kong (And in Various Other Places)”. This will also be the first time these records have been made available domestically on vinyl.

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Formed in 1996 Nightwish have made a name for themselves all over the world. Nuclear Blast America is excited to finally re-issue some of the band’s most beloved records like “Once”, “Dark Passion Play” and the band’s 2009 live record “Made in Hong Kong (And in Various Other Places)”. This will also be the first time these records have been made available domestically on vinyl.

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For this brand new record, "The Formation Of Damnation", the band has brought their original lineup back together – vocalist Chuck Billy, guitarists Eric Peterson & Alex Skolnick, and bassist Greg Christian – and have added friend and former member, Paul Bostaph. "It’s been a long time, but I’m glad we waited because we have pretty much the full lineup back,” says Peterson.
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For this brand new record, "The Formation Of Damnation", the band has brought their original lineup back together – vocalist Chuck Billy, guitarists Eric Peterson & Alex Skolnick, and bassist Greg Christian – and have added friend and former member, Paul Bostaph. "It’s been a long time, but I’m glad we waited because we have pretty much the full lineup back,” says Peterson.
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Cradle of Filth continue to shock, excite, disgust and inspire in equal measures. Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa, the latest chapter of the band's dark history, is their ninth studio album and one of their fastest and most brutal yet. As an acquaintance of the band so aptly noted, this is like "Iron Maiden on crack in a graveyard of angels!".
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Cradle of Filth continue to shock, excite, disgust and inspire in equal measures. Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa, the latest chapter of the band's dark history, is their ninth studio album and one of their fastest and most brutal yet. As an acquaintance of the band so aptly noted, this is like "Iron Maiden on crack in a graveyard of angels!". Related Artists on Tour(What's this?)
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Hear ye, hear ye! Silent shadows have been reigning over the lands of the Twilight Kingdoms for a while for some very special reason... Diligent dwarves, eager elves, mighty mages and the entire realm has been dutifully gathering resources over the past few months in support of Swedish adventure metallers TWILIGHT FORCE crafting their new opus Dawn Of The Dragonstar, the band's follow-up to the much-loved Heroes Of Mighty Magic (2016). Once again recorded in the group's own Twilight Forge, the album will not only present ten new stories to their loyal Knights Of Twilight's Might, but also introduce the companions' new minnesinger, Allyon, who was called upon by the prophecies to join the fellowship in 2018. After wandering across several foreign shores to proclaim the illustrious tales of their two previous records alongside minstrels such as SABATON, ACCEPT, SONATA ARCTICA, and DRAGONFORCE among others, TWILIGHT FORCE will of course be lying in wait to claim the universe's playgrounds. A few European festival gatherings have already been announced, more to follow soon...!

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2017 release from the metal band. Since the release of the band's Nuclear Blast debut Hate (2013) Thy Art Is Murder has toured North America multiple times including runs with Parkway Drive, Slayer and others in addition to their own headlining runs across the continent. Dear Desolation is Thy Art Is Murder's third full length on Nuclear Blast. The album includes the single "Slaves Beyond Death".
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2016 collection from the Swedish metal heads. The special compilatoin of rarities under the moniker Death Resonance is nothing like your average best-of output, it delivers two brand new tracks as well as rare tracks spanning the last 11 years, going back to their opus magnum, Stabbing The Drama. Commented singer Björn Speed Strid: "The cover for Death Resonance is made by Mircea Eftemie and in many ways he managed to capture what we went through while recording The Ride Majestic: the sorrow, the close encounter with death, the aftermath and also the existential cogitation that came with it. It links those albums together, even though Death Resonance contains unreleased material from 2005 and forward. The cover almost seems like a link between life and death and not only captures where the band is right now, but also where we've been and what lies ahead." Besides delivering more than 60 minutes of new and rare Soilwork tunes, Death Resonance also feature liner notes by the band as well as unreleased promo and live photos from the mentioned era
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Two CD set. 2018 collection. Comprised of 22 tracks Decades is a compilation spanning the bands prolific 20 year history with tracks from classic albums like Angels Falls First, Once, Dark Passion Play and more. Nightwish has a very loyal and active social network database with over 4.5 million Facebook likes, 192 thousand followers on Twitter, and 153 thousand subscribers on YouTube. Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996. Nightwish's music has been described as "bombastic heavy, symphonic and cinematic, with keyboards and strings creating a gothic atmosphere". The band's music is known to be complex and layered. Their approach is epic, theatrical and operatic.
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Nightwish

Decades: Live in Buenos Aires [Blu-ray / 2CD]

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Filmed in Buenos Aires the new Nightwish release “Decades: Live In Buenos Aires“ is a 21 song, 1 blu-ray & 2-cd collection featuring tracks spanning the bands 20+ year career

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Triple colored vinyl LP pressing. Recorded in Buenos Aires, Nightwish's Decades: Live In Buenos Aires is a 21 song vinyl collection featuring tracks spanning the band's 20+ year career.

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Recorded in Buenos Aires the new Nightwish release "Decades: Live In Buenos Aires" is a 3-disc vinyl collection featuring tracks spanning the bands 20+ year career
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Testament

Demonic

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Testament TITLE: Demonic Formed in 1983 around the Bay area of northern California, Testament rose to prominence alongside thrash luminaries like Metallica, Exodus and others. Since then the band has released eleven full length records, the last being "Brotherhood of the Snake" on Nuclear Blast in 2016. Testament is one of the true originators & innovators of American heavy metal and 30+ years in they still deliver on stage and on record! Testament is an American thrash metal band from Berkeley, California.
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Testament

Demonic [Brown LP]

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Brown Vinyl. Formed in 1983 around the Bay area of northern California, Testament rose to prominence alongside thrash luminaries like Metallica, Exodus and others. Testament is one of the true originators & innovators of American heavy metal and 30+ years in they still deliver on stage and on record!

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2009 release, the fourth studio album from the Dutch Symphonic Metal band. The band's previous album, the Divine Conspiracy, was dealing with the idea that God created many religions and that it was to man to understand that they are all the same, and this album will be dealing with the power of thoughts and imaginations.
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To celebrate the 10th anniversary of their milestone album “Design Your Universe”, an album that has become a fan favorite over the years, Epica will be re-issuing the record this October. The album will be remixed and remastered by Joost van den Broek and be accompanied with updated artwork and a second disc containing newly-recorded acoustic versions of songs from the “Design Your Universe” session.

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Carcass

Despicable

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2020 EP release. True metal originators, Carcass influenced extreme metal all over the globe with early records like Symphonies of Sickness (1989) and Heartwork (1993). After a seventeen year album sabbatical, critics and fans alike lauded 2013's Surgical Steel, the band's first record since Swansong (1996), and the bands return to form. Bigger than ever Carcass toured the world for years supporting the album. In the lead up to a new 2021 full length Carcass offer the Despicable EP. The 4-track collection is made up of songs not featured on the bands 2021 full length.

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2014 release, the fifth album from the San Diego-based Death Core band. Die Without Hope is the long-awaited follow-up the band's 2011 album UNTIL I FEEL NOTHING. The album was recorded at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida and was produced by Mark Lewis.
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Bleeding Gods - Dodekathlon - The album title »Dodekathlon« is referring to the Greek myth of the twelve labours of Hercules. The twelve labors are a series of episodes concerning a penance carried out by Hercules, the greatest of the ancient Greek heroes. - Driven mad by Hera (queen of the gods), Hercules slew his son, daughter and wife Megara. After recovering his sanity, Hercules deeply regretted his actions. He was purified by king Thespius, then traveled to Delphi to inquire how he could atone for his actions. Pythia, the oracle of Delphi, advised him to go to Tiryns and serve his cousin king Eurystheus for twelve years, performing whatever labors Eurystheus might set him. In return, he would be rewarded with immortality. - During these twelve years, Hercules is sent to perform twelve difficult labors, which has resulted in twelve album tracks: Every labor is a track, so the complete album tells the whole ancient story
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The Dream Calls for Blood, the follow up to Bay Area thrash legends' crushing Relentless Retribution (2010), was recorded once again at Audio Hammer Studios utilizing the production services of Jason Suecof. The album finds the band at the height of their powers, summarily fired and inspired by the exhaustive three years touring mounted for the last record, a worldwide onslaught that found the band fully welcomed into the pantheon of Thrash mastery...
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Deluxe CD/DVD edition includes additional audio track plus bonus DVD. The Dream Calls for Blood, the follow up to Bay Area thrash legends' crushing Relentless Retribution (2010), was recorded once again at Audio Hammer Studios utilizing the production services of Jason Suecof. The album finds the band at the height of their powers, summarily fired and inspired by the exhaustive three years touring mounted for the last record, a worldwide onslaught that found the band fully welcomed into the pantheon of Thrash mastery...
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Aenimus

Dreamcatcher

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Founded in the fertile grounds of San Francisco, CA, Aenimus is a progressive, extreme metal band who are set to release their Nuclear Blast debut “Dreamcatcher” this February. An earth shattering, 11 song concept album, “Dreamcatcher” revolves around some of the most intriguing and relatable subject matter of today’s modern society: Horror Stories. Taking influence from the novels and films The Shining, The Dead Zone, It, and the tales of Hannibal, the album is written in such a way where not only do the lyrics reflect these stories, but the music itself represents moments, emotions, and realizations from the characters of these classic tales; something to look forward to for any true metal-head, horror-loving fiend. The album also features guest appearances from Mike Semesky (Intervals, The HAARP Machine), Jamie Hanks (I Declare War), Brian James (Fallujah), Sims Cashion, Leonardo Guzman, and was mixed & mastered by Jamie King (Beneath The Buried and Me, The Contortionist).

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Aenimus

Dreamcatcher [LP]

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Founded in the fertile grounds of San Francisco, CA, Aenimus is a progressive, extreme metal band who are set to release their Nuclear Blast debut “Dreamcatcher” this February. An earth shattering, 11 song concept album, “Dreamcatcher” revolves around some of the most intriguing and relatable subject matter of today’s modern society: Horror Stories. Taking influence from the novels and films The Shining, The Dead Zone, It, and the tales of Hannibal, the album is written in such a way where not only do the lyrics reflect these stories, but the music itself represents moments, emotions, and realizations from the characters of these classic tales; something to look forward to for any true metal-head, horror-loving fiend. The album also features guest appearances from Mike Semesky (Intervals, The HAARP Machine), Jamie Hanks (I Declare War), Brian James (Fallujah), Sims Cashion, Leonardo Guzman, and was mixed & mastered by Jamie King (Beneath The Buried and Me, The Contortionist).

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Fallujah

Dreamless

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2016 album from the Bay Area metal band. From Fallujah's formation in 2007, the San Franciscans have melded brutality and brains into a sonic force with an unquestionable presence. The debut album, The Harvest Wombs, set the tech death world afire, with it's smart brawn and well-placed jazz-rock interludes. The group's follow-up album, The Flesh Prevails, further contrasted intensity with atmosphere. Fallujah, however, aren't content to be pigeonholed as tech death (or deathcore). Eager to not repeat The Flesh Prevails, Fallujah set out to write a paradigm shift on Dreamless. Written largely by guitarist Scott Carstairs at his home, Dreamless represents a band at the peak of their songwriting ability. According to Hoffman, songs like 'The Void Alone', 'Face Of Death', and 'Lacuna' feature less musical arithmetic and more groove, a trait that's underscored throughout Dreamless. Dreamless was produced at Sharkbite Studios (Exodus, High On Fire) with Zack Ohren again at the helm. Having produced both The Harvest Wombs and The Flesh Prevails, Ohren made it easy for Fallujah to return. The relationship between Fallujah and Ohren is closer to brotherhood than hired studio gun. He knows how Fallujah work as a team, and how to get the best out of individual performances. He's both taskmaster and cherished mentor. Plus, Ohren's a true gearhead, something Hofmann cherished while cutting tracks for Dreamless.
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Deluxe three disc (two CD + DVD) edition includes bonus DVD containing the concert plus additional footage. 2013 live release from the German Thrash Metal band. Dying Alive features the band's sold out homecoming show in Oberhausen, Germany on December 22, 2012 after an extensive 45 days European tour in support of their highly successful album Phantom Antichrist.
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2013 two CD live release from the German Thrash Metal band. Dying Alive features the band's sold out homecoming show in Oberhausen, Germany on December 22, 2012 after an extensive 45 days European tour in support of their highly successful album Phantom Antichrist.
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Enslaved

E

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Formed in 1991 the Norwegian extreme metal band Enslaved has released thirteen full-length releases. "E" will be the fourteenth release from the band, their fifth on Nuclear Blast. Long heralded as innovators in the genre of extreme metal Enslaved have continually moved forward sonically while not abandoning the genre they helped invigorate.
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Ith an ethos which has never wavered from a threefold focus on unswerving passion, unrelenting hard work and remorselessly driving, slash 'n' burn riffola, BURY TOMORROW have hauled themselves into a position as one of the UK's premiere purveyors of mosh by the sheer force of their own will. 2014's "Runes" saw a veritable dam-break for the band, a UK rock chart number one and top 40 success in the mainstream, it was a record that enabled them to take their devastating live show to festival main stages across Europe and the UK, before finally culminating in a headline tour which saw the band playing to 1,400 fans at a sold out show in London. Now though, with "Earthbound", they have stepped things up yet another gear. Certainly "Earthbound" finds Bury Tomorrow in more concise form than ever before: ten tracks that get in, batter you across the face, and get out again with precious little time to catch your breath. With notable influences ranging from axe-slinging New Wave Of American Heavy Metallers UNEARTH and DARKEST HOUR to the apoplectic fury of TERROR and MADBALL, this is one that will get the pit spinning with consummate ease.
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2020 release. Back with a vengeance and hell-bent on destruction, Cadaver is ready to reign. Edder & Bile, the first full length from Anders Odden (Satyricon) extreme metal vision in sixteen years, is brimming with the same primal, primitive spirit that drove the band's early works. Emerging from the fertile maelstrom of the late '80s metal underground, Cadaver was among the first Norwegian extreme metal bands to gain any recognition away from their homeland. With a sound that mixes the raging brutality of Possessed and Death to a distinctly Norwegian sense of discord and disquiet, Cadaver was a first of it's kind. In partnership with legendary Megadeth (and former Soilwork) drummer Dirk Verbeuren and with vocal cameos from death metal icons Kam Lee (Massacre) and Jeff Becerra (Possessed), Edder & Bile has underground credentials to spare.
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Limited green and yellow colored vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release. Back with a vengeance and hell-bent on destruction, Cadaver is ready to reign. Edder & Bile, the first full length from Anders Odden (Satyricon) extreme metal vision in sixteen years, is brimming with the same primal, primitive spirit that drove the band's early works. Emerging from the fertile maelstrom of the late '80s metal underground, Cadaver was among the first Norwegian extreme metal bands to gain any recognition away from their homeland. With a sound that mixes the raging brutality of Possessed and Death to a distinctly Norwegian sense of discord and disquiet, Cadaver was a first of it's kind. In partnership with legendary Megadeth (and former Soilwork) drummer Dirk Verbeuren and with vocal cameos from death metal icons Kam Lee (Massacre) and Jeff Becerra (Possessed), Edder & Bile has underground credentials to spare.
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Bay Area thrash legends Heathen are back! The new album, Empire of the Blind, picks up where the group's vaunted trio of full-lengths-Breaking the Silence (1987), Victims of Deception (1991), and The Evolution of Chaos (2010)-left off, but pushes the limits of aggression, melody, and heaviness. Indeed, the idea behind Empire of the Blind was an all-eras full-length, one that had a distinct attitude complemented by shorter, more focused songwriting. Essentially, classic Heathen but with updated musical proficiency and economy. Penned by guitarist/songwriter Kragen Lum between 2012 and 2019 at the six-stringer's studio, Empire of the Blind is a thrash metal tour de force.

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Bay Area thrash legends Heathen are back! The new album, Empire of the Blind, picks up where the group's vaunted trio of full-lengths-Breaking the Silence (1987), Victims of Deception (1991), and The Evolution of Chaos (2010)-left off, but pushes the limits of aggression, melody, and heaviness. Indeed, the idea behind Empire of the Blind was an all-eras full-length, one that had a distinct attitude complemented by shorter, more focused songwriting. Essentially, classic Heathen but with updated musical proficiency and economy. Penned by guitarist/songwriter Kragen Lum between 2012 and 2019 at the six-stringer's studio, Empire of the Blind is a thrash metal tour de force.

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Heavy music should address even heavier themes. Amidst a barrage of polyrhythmic jackhammer riffing, mind-bending percussion, electronic menace, and hypnotic vocal interplay, In Search of Solace raise poignant, provocative, and powerful questions. The Minnesota quartet—Jonny LaDuke [vocals], Nick Pocock [guitar, vocals], Clay Saver [bass], and Derek Ludgate [drums]—incite thought on their third full-length and first release for Sharptone Records, Enslaved to Tragedy. Since forming in 2014, the band quietly set the stage for such conversation. After the independent Consciousness EP, the group unleashed From Me / / From Within [2015] and Regression|Progression [2017]. International touring followed with opening slots for Of Virtue and more as well as packed support gigs at hometown haunts, including the legendary First Avenue. Returning from the road, the musicians dove into writing and recording what would become Enslaved to Tragedy.

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2018 release. Conceived in the heart of the Norwegian black metal scene in 1993, Dimmu Borgir quickly broke free from the boundaries of the genre, daring to combine a traditional raven black sound with opulent symphonic orchestration. Pioneers of their field, forging groundbreaking albums such as Enthrone Darkness Triumphant (1997), Spiritual Black Dimensions (1999), and Death Cult Armageddon (2003), Dimmu Borgir invaded the entire world with headline tours and eventually, after nine full-length studio releases, turned into the most influential act of their genre. Seven years have passed since their last manifesto Abrahadabra (2010), they are now returning to rip apart the space-time continuum with Eonian. The band explore their boundaries in every direction with this new record, with the black metal parts even rougher and darker than before, and the epic, orchestral moments pushed to their ultimate limits.
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Dimmu Borgir

Eonian

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Limited bone and black colored swirled colored vinyl LP pressing. Conceived in the heart of the Norwegian black metal scene in 1993, Dimmu Borgir quickly broke free from the boundaries of the genre, daring to combine a traditional raven black sound with opulent symphonic orchestration. Pioneers of their field, forging groundbreaking albums such as "Enthrone Darkness Triumphant" (1997), "Spiritual Black Dimensions" (1999), and "Death Cult Armageddon" (2003), Dimmu Borgir invaded the entire world with headline tours and eventually, after nine full-length studio releases, turned into the most influential act of their genre. Seven years have passed since their last manifesto "Abrahadabra" (2010), they are now returning to rip apart the space-time continuum with "Eonian". The band explore their boundaries in every direction with this new record, with the black metal parts even rougher and darker than before, and the epic, orchestral moments pushed to their ultimate limits.
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Featuring eight tracks from the popular anime show “Attack on Titan” this new ep from symphonic metal masters Epica is a fresh take on some of the show’s most popular tracks, all rewritten and adapted to Epica’s distinct and powerful sound

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2010 release from the Swiss Folk/Pagan Metal band. Eluveitie belong to the ever-growing Pagan Metal scene which has been producing such bands as Finn troll, Ensiferum, and Turisas. Eluveitie have become one of today's most exciting acts and leaders of this new movement They have become a phenomenon in North America and their sales are definitely on the rise.
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Deluxe CD/DVD edition including DVD and bonus track. 2016 release, the eighth album from the Bay Area thrash metal band. Three decades into their celebrated career, Death Angel remain as hungry as ever. As a result, uncompromising urgency and unpredictability define The Evil Divide. The group - Mark Osegueda [vocals], Rob Cavestany [lead guitar], Ted Aguilar [guitar], Will Carroll [drums], and Damien Sisson [bass] - satiate the appetite for buzzsaw speed riffs, double bass mayhem, and scorching vocals over the course of 10 new anthems. The Evil Divide stands out as the culmination of 30+ years of music for Death Angel. It kicked off with legendary debut, The Ultra-Violence, in 1987. The classic Frolic Through The Park began to cement their legacy and even earned the distinction of landing on Loudwire's list of the "Top Ten Thrash Albums NOT Released by The Big 4." The group broke up following 1990's Act III only to reunite in 2004 on Art of Dying for the next generation. A powerful trifecta followed. In 2010, Relentless Retribution boasted a cameo from virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela, while 2013's The Dream Calls For Blood bowed at #72 on the Billboard Top 200, selling 5,400 copies first-week and earning the group's first-ever entry onto that respective chart. Beyond continued public praise from the likes of James Hetfield of Metallica and Robb Flynn of Machine Head, the band's music has popped up everywhere from Carl's Jr. commercials to Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III. Their fire burns brighter than ever in 2016.
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Eluveities North American debut, SLANIA, took the world by surprise, scanning over 8,000 units via Soundscan in less than a year! For a virtually unknown Swiss folk band boasting 8 members who play a variety of unique and traditional instruments, their ascent has been a quick and rather unexpected one. This album of traditional folk songs written in an ancient Gaulish language is an experimental foray into unprecedented worlds and will precede their next proper full-length!
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Masters of the crossover genre return for their fifth studio album, bringing the fury, humor and party to obscene new levels. Tasked with the noble aim of spreading the shred, THE FATAL FEAST is a more complete album than ever before. More bang, more intensity and a rounder sound makes this not only the perfect party record, but also a natural fit for this epically ridiculous live shows.
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Undisputed masters of the crossover genre, Richmond, Virginia's Municipal Waste return for their fifth full-length album in their endless quest to bring the fury, bring the laughs and bring the party to obscene new lows.
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Recorded and filmed in the German town of Oberhausen, Germany, Overkill pulled out two of their classic records! The first half of the release contains the band performing their entire 1991 classic, “Horrorscope”. The second half contains the band performing their 1985 debut, “Feel the Fire”.

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Testament TITLE: First Strike Still Deadly First Strike Still Deadly is a compilation album by Testament, released in 2001. It consists of re-recordings of songs released on The Legacy and The New Order, as well as a re-recording of "Reign of Terror", which was originally on Legacy's Demo 1 and was also a b-side from the "Trial by Fire" single. Testament is an American thrash metal band from Berkeley, California.
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2 CD.2 DVD. The first official Avantasia live DVD! This 2 DVD/2 CD set includes footage from two massive Euro festivals and highlights their biggest hits. This comprehensive collection highlights Avantasia's highly memorable first world tour that followed the international success of THE SCARECROW.
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Active since 1984, Blind Guardian is one of the most influential & revered bands in the metal genre. Nuclear Blast is excited to release 4 of the band’s classic albums in limited digipak. Disc one will feature the band’s album remixed and remastered. Disc two will feature the original album in its entirety with the original mixing and mastering.

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Formed at the end of the 80s, Madball began as a project of the quintessential hardcore band Agnostic Front. Fronted by Freddy Cricien, brother of Agnostic Front vocalist Roger Miret, Madball has been an unstoppable force in hardcore around the world.

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To imagine a metal world without Norway's legendary Dimmu Borgir, seems quite unfathomable. Founded in 1993 by Shagrath, Silenoz and Tjodalv, the Oslo trio infernale quickly gained momentum in the underground scene. Although they might have started as a pitch-black pioneer of the Norwegian black metal scene, they've quickly evolved into a hybrid of a beast, incorporating symphonic elements and other musical influences where few other bands dared to wander. The band has evolved, both musically and lineup-wise, over the years, and Dimmu Borgir increased their status as a massive audience-draw along the way with a succession of classic albums throughout the late-90s and 2000s. In 2011 the band topped it all off with a sold-out performance in their hometown of Oslo, performing with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and a full scale choir. The band has been on hiatus for some years and recently announced that their first release in 2017 will be the highly anticipated audio document of this magnificent show, Forces Of The Northern Night. Prepare for two slabs of raging symphonic black metal comprised of songs from different eras of the band.
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2020 release. Pallbearer is back with Forgotten Days. Carefully plotted throughout 2019, the quartet's fourth long-player eschews the compositional maximalism that hoisted predecessor Heartless aloft for the heaviest groove and the most visceral hooks to come out of the Arkansans to date. Spread across eight towering tracks, Forgotten Days sees Pallbearer embracing their roots again, but this time with a doom-infused metallic spark that's infectious and transcendent. Indeed, this album is everything a Pallbearer fan could love. It is a raw and riveting evolution, filled with emotion and the unique downcast exuberance that has defined the band's storied career.

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Double vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. 2020 release. Pallbearer are back with Forgotten Days. Carefully plotted throughout 2019, the quartet's fourth long-player eschews the compositional maximalism that hoisted predecessor Heartless aloft for the heaviest groove and the most visceral hooks to come out of the Arkansans to date. Spread across eight towering tracks, Forgotten Days sees Pallbearer embracing their roots again, but this time with a doom-infused metallic spark that's infectious and transcendent. Indeed, this album is everything a Pallbearer fan could love. It is a raw and riveting evolution, filled with emotion and the unique downcast exuberance that has defined the band's storied career.

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Active since 1984, Blind Guardian is one of the most influential & revered bands in the metal genre. Nuclear Blast is excited to release 3 of the band’s classic albums in limited digipak. Disc one of the cd package will feature the band’s album remixed and remastered as well as bonus content. Disc two of the cd package will feature the original album in its entirety with the original mixing and mastering.

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Active since 1984, Blind Guardian is one of the most influential & revered bands in the metal genre. Nuclear Blast is excited to release 3 of the band’s classic albums in limited vinyl colors and remastered.

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Testament

Formation Of Damnation

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Deluxe CD/DVD edition of this 2008 album includes a bonus DVD that contains three live performances from Alcatraz plus the 'More Than Meets the Eye' video. Few bands have the capability to survive lineup changes, health crises and 25 years of rapidly changing musical tastes, only to come out stronger than ever. Testament are one of the only remaining legends of the Thrash scene and arguably one of the few who have grown whilst still maintaining the substance and integrity for which they are known. In the almost two years since TFOD's release, the band have toured continuously (most notably with Judas Priest), charted higher than ever before, defied expectations and truly proven themselves as the real deal.
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Italian metal band Rhapsody of Fire are one of the most influential European metal over the past two decades. With their mixture of melodic metal and elements of classical music influenced by film scores, they helped create the Symphonic Metal genre. Originally called Thundercross and influenced by bands like Helloween and Blind Guardian, they have evolved into Rhapsody and finally Rhapsody of Fire and have made an indelible impact on the world of metal every step of the way. On this album, Rhapsody of Fire complete the epic story that has spanned 15 years and 10 full-length albums! Their passion for cinema has always been at the center of their songwriting approach as these albums are like stories within an ongoing novel, and from Chaos to Eternity is the final chapter. Full of orchestral grandeur, this album also features their trademark narration by LORD OF THE RINGS Christopher Lee!
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“The BEAST is back, the BEAST IN BLACK!” Haunting words recalling “Berserker”, BEAST IN BLACK’s debut album, which was finally released in November 2017. Although it never actually felt as if theBEAST had been away entirely. Right after the departure from his former band BATTLE BEAST, BEAST IN BLACK’s founder Anton Kabanen recruited new companions in the way of high-pitched vocalistYannis Papadopoulos (WARDRUM), bassist Mate Molnar (WISDOM), guitarist Kasperi Heikkinen (U.D.O.) and last but not least drummer Atte Palokangas (THUNDERSTONE), who officially replacedSami Hänninen in early 2018.

Berserker” not only allowed BEAST IN BLACK to enter the hearts of many people all around the globe, but also gave them the keys to the gates of the world’s stages! The accompanying touring cycle kicked off in October 2017 in the form of a few European shows supporting the legendary W.A.S.P. followed by select shows opening for Germany’s BEYOND THE BLACK. The BEAST started 2018 with two sold out headlining gigs in Finland, the home country of Anton, Kasperi and Atte. But there was no rest for the wicked, as the group joined Italian symphonic metallers RHAPSODY Reunion on their extensive “20th Anniversay Farewell Tour” across Europe, where the band visited a number of countries and cities for the first time ever. The summer saw BEAST IN BLACK playing several festival gigs, many of which were in Finland. To worthily close the “Berserker” live chapter, the band returned to where their live career had begun back in 2015 - supporting Finnish symphonic metal giants NIGHTWISH in front of several thousand fans in November & December 2018.

The band secretly forged 11 new tracks which comprise their highly-anticipated sophomore record “From Hell With Love”. The album was once again recorded in Anton’s own Sound Request Studio, and true to the motto “Never change a winning team”, the cover artwork was created by Roman Ismailov who worked on “Berserker”. Although BEAST IN BLACK’s new tunes musically fit into a similar vein as their debut album, the lyrics haven’t only been inspired by the aforementioned “Berserk”, but also by other movies and TV series Anton is a huge fan of, as well as personal experiences once again

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The highly-anticipated sophomore record "From Hell With Love" from Beast in Black, released for the first time in the US on vinyl!
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Nuclear Blast is excited to re-issue two of Helloween’s classic albums on May 3! The legendary double-album "Keeper Of The Seven Keys: The Legacy" (2005), including the singles 'Mrs. God' and 'Light The Universe' feat. Candice Night, and the album "Gambling With The Devil" (2007) including the singles 'As Long As I Fall' and 'Find My Freedom'.

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Since the early 90s Sweden’s Opeth have stretched the boundaries of heavy music. From the progressive death metal the band began with on classics like “Orchid” and “My Arms, Your Hearse” to the records like “Blackwater Park” and the band’s recent record, 2016’s “Sorceress”, Opeth has continually invited their growing audience along with them as they grew into the musically respected band they are today. Filmed and recorded in 2017 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside of Denver, “Garden of the Titans (Opeth Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre)” is a 2-CD/BLU-RAY + DVD release (along with several vinyl color formats) consisting of tracks spanning the band’s nearly 30 year career.

Opeth - Garden of the Titans (Opeth Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre) [2CD/Blu-ray/DVD]
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The Gathering is the eighth studio album by American thrash metal band Testament, released on June 8, 1999. It was the first release the band had done with Spitfire Records. [1] Co-produced by band members, Chuck Billy and Eric Peterson, this was the first album featuring new musicians Steve DiGiorgio on bass guitar and Dave Lombardo on drums. Billy, Peterson and Lombardo, along with longtime Testament collaborator Del James, are also given composer credits on the album. Formed in 1983 around the Bay area of northern California, Testament rose to prominence alongside thrash luminaries like Metallica, Exodus and others. Since then the band has released eleven full length records, the last being "Brotherhood of the Snake" on Nuclear Blast in 2016. Testament is one of the true originators & innovators of American heavy metal and 30+ years in they still deliver on stage and on record!
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It’s classic Fear Factory sound, the sound that fans have always expected, but I think because we are taking our time, the songs are really well crafted…without losing the edge or the angst, without losing the essence of Fear Factory.” – Burton C Bell (vocalist) Recorded in part at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, CA with longtime collaborator Rhys Fulber (Frontline Assembly, Delerium) and Mike Plotnikoff (Red, Kelly Clarkson), Fear Factory’s 9th studio albumis entitled “Genexus”. Mixed by the legendary Andy Sneap), “Genexus” is the band’s debut on Nuclear Blast Entertainment and a powerful return to form for one of the originators of “cyber-metal”. Fear Factory’s previous release, 2012’s “The Industrialist”, sold over 9,000 copies in the first week of release in the USA and debuted at #38 on the Billboard Top 200.
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Fear Factory

Genexus Jewel

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It’s classic Fear Factory sound, the sound that fans have always expected, but I think because we are taking our time, the songs are really well crafted…without losing the edge or the angst, without losing the essence of Fear Factory.” – Burton C Bell (vocalist) Recorded in part at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, CA with longtime collaborator Rhys Fulber (Frontline Assembly, Delerium) and Mike Plotnikoff (Red, Kelly Clarkson), Fear Factory’s 9th studio albumis entitled “Genexus”. Mixed by the legendary Andy Sneap), “Genexus” is the band’s debut on Nuclear Blast Entertainment and a powerful return to form for one of the originators of “cyber-metal”. Fear Factory’s previous release, 2012’s “The Industrialist”, sold over 9,000 copies in the first week of release in the USA and debuted at #38 on the Billboard Top 200.
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A Godfather figure is understood to be a purveyor of genre; a pioneer in a particular realm of creation. Perhaps more importantly, and after over 3 decades molding the Hardcore realm, AGNOSTIC FRONT have protected and nurtured Hardcore music in such a way that it still exists healthily & in its proper form, today. As a band that has cultivated their reputation with honesty, and that prioritizes affirming their social messages to the world, “GET LOUD!” is well suited as the title for their 12th, full length studio album. For such a memorable album, the reappearance of “Cause for Alarm” artist Sean Taggart was vital in order to deliver a piece of art that perfectly combined the old school with the current state of the world. Bringing the “Cause for Alarm” characters back to life in a new age, the artwork will be familiar to AGNOSTIC FRONT fans the world over, but still maintains a modern freshness. When “Cause for Alarm” was initially released in 1986 it was a distinguished and prosperous time for the world of Hardcore, and it is that time, and that vibe, that this album aspires to reassert.

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Agnostic Front

Get Loud! [Red LP]

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A Godfather figure is understood to be a purveyor of genre; a pioneer in a particular realm of creation. Perhaps more importantly, and after over 3 decades molding the Hardcore realm, AGNOSTIC FRONT have protected and nurtured Hardcore music in such a way that it still exists healthily & in its proper form, today. As a band that has cultivated their reputation with honesty, and that prioritizes affirming their social messages to the world, “GET LOUD!” is well suited as the title for their 12th, full length studio album. For such a memorable album, the reappearance of “Cause for Alarm” artist Sean Taggart was vital in order to deliver a piece of art that perfectly combined the old school with the current state of the world. Bringing the “Cause for Alarm” characters back to life in a new age, the artwork will be familiar to AGNOSTIC FRONT fans the world over, but still maintains a modern freshness. When “Cause for Alarm” was initially released in 1986 it was a distinguished and prosperous time for the world of Hardcore, and it is that time, and that vibe, that this album aspires to reassert.

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The original is back! EDGUY front man and symphonic metal luminary Tobias Sammet has returned from the studio with a new chapter of Avantasia. The sequel to the successful 2013 album "The Mystery Of Time", which charted in 16 countries in Europe, Asia and America, including #2 in Germany, is called "Ghostlights" and features and impressive list of musicians accompanying Sammet. Appearing alongside one of symphonic metal's most recognized names will be Sharon Den Adel (Within Temptation), Geoff Tate (Operation Mindcrime, Queensryche), Michael Kiske (Unisonic, Helloween), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids), Bruce Kulick (Kiss, Grand Funk Railroad etc) and more!
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Formed in 2009 by Lucas Mann, Rings of Saturn wasn’t made just to be a studio project but rather a fully-fledged band. The interstellar beings contacted Mann after he opened an inter-dimensional portal using the Art of Shred. For years after, they would speak to Mann in Archaic Sumerian of their invasion plans. The interactions, or rather instructions, prompted Mann to write the music in response. Albums of complex, experimental, and sonically heavy music followed. Embryonic Anomaly (2009 - Self Released / 2010 - Unique Leader), Dingir (2012 - Unique Leader), Lugal Ki En (2014 - Unique Leader), Ultu Ulla (2017 - Nuclear Blast), and the upcoming Gidim (2019 - Nuclear Blast) were the byproduct of Mann absorbing, reinterpreting, and projecting back a language resonant from another world. To harness the wicked intricacies on the new album Gidim, guitarist and mastermind Mann, vocalist Ian Bearer, guitarist Joel Omans, and session drummer Lord Marco (aka Marco Pitruzzella) relied on the violent vibrations caused by the new songs “Pustules,” “Mental Prolapse,” and “The Husk” to hear the otherworldly invasion message. Mann and team conjured even stranger things, odder shapes, accelerating fast and faster to attain full understanding of their inevitable fate. Songs like “Tormented Consciousness,” “Genetic Inheritance,” and “Gidim (Instrumental Title Track)” were envisioned. They harkened back, yet were future-proof in composition, style, and tone. Since the last message from Planet X was positively ominous, Rings of Saturn called on Mark Lewis (Whitechapel, Carnifex) to record vocals, as well as perform the technical ritual of mixing and mastering. The material on Gidim wasn’t a quiver but a next-level tremor, so they implored the Nashville-based veteran to amp up the songs, putting the band on a whole new level of production quality. Due to the multi-state spread of Rings of Saturn, Joel Omans’ solo work and Lord Marcos drum work were shipped to Mann for assembly at Mann Studios in Texas. It was in the Lone Star State where Gidim came into view, with Mann responsible for the majority of writing and composition, guitar recordings, as well as bass and synthesizer, following the methodical pattern of previous Rings of Saturn records. Whatever was to happen next at the behest of murderous inhumanoids, Gidim would sound clear, punchy yet melt minds.

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Formed in 2009 by Lucas Mann, Rings of Saturn wasn’t made just to be a studio project but rather a fully-fledged band. The interstellar beings contacted Mann after he opened an inter-dimensional portal using the Art of Shred. For years after, they would speak to Mann in Archaic Sumerian of their invasion plans. The interactions, or rather instructions, prompted Mann to write the music in response. Albums of complex, experimental, and sonically heavy music followed. Embryonic Anomaly (2009 - Self Released / 2010 - Unique Leader), Dingir (2012 - Unique Leader), Lugal Ki En (2014 - Unique Leader), Ultu Ulla (2017 - Nuclear Blast), and the upcoming Gidim (2019 - Nuclear Blast) were the byproduct of Mann absorbing, reinterpreting, and projecting back a language resonant from another world. To harness the wicked intricacies on the new album Gidim, guitarist and mastermind Mann, vocalist Ian Bearer, guitarist Joel Omans, and session drummer Lord Marco (aka Marco Pitruzzella) relied on the violent vibrations caused by the new songs “Pustules,” “Mental Prolapse,” and “The Husk” to hear the otherworldly invasion message. Mann and team conjured even stranger things, odder shapes, accelerating fast and faster to attain full understanding of their inevitable fate. Songs like “Tormented Consciousness,” “Genetic Inheritance,” and “Gidim (Instrumental Title Track)” were envisioned. They harkened back, yet were future-proof in composition, style, and tone. Since the last message from Planet X was positively ominous, Rings of Saturn called on Mark Lewis (Whitechapel, Carnifex) to record vocals, as well as perform the technical ritual of mixing and mastering. The material on Gidim wasn’t a quiver but a next-level tremor, so they implored the Nashville-based veteran to amp up the songs, putting the band on a whole new level of production quality. Due to the multi-state spread of Rings of Saturn, Joel Omans’ solo work and Lord Marcos drum work were shipped to Mann for assembly at Mann Studios in Texas. It was in the Lone Star State where Gidim came into view, with Mann responsible for the majority of writing and composition, guitar recordings, as well as bass and synthesizer, following the methodical pattern of previous Rings of Saturn records. Whatever was to happen next at the behest of murderous inhumanoids, Gidim would sound clear, punchy yet melt minds.

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2017 release from the German thrash metal veterans. Since 1985, Kreator has released 13 full-length releases and established themselves as one of the pioneers of the genre coming out of Europe. The band's previous release, Phantom Antichrist (2012), has become one of their best-selling releases in North America.
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German thrash titans Kreator return on Nuclear Blast Records with their fourteenth full-length slab Gods Of Violence. Produced and mixed at Fascination Street Studios by Jens Bogren and featuring 11 new savage tracks, Kreator mastermind Mille Petrozza commentdd that, "Gods Of Violence... contains everything that Kreator is known for and it will blow your minds. I promise!" The intimidating cover artwork was created by renowned artist Jan Meininghaus, who also worked on the band's last album, Phantom Antichrist (2012) and has lent his talents to bands like Bolt Thrower, Accept and Overkill in the past. Regarding the artwork Petrozza adds, "The cover of is a perfect reflection of my lyrical vision. I think this is Jan Meininghaus' best work so far."
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Kreator

Gods Of Violence [Vinyl]

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Vinyl LP pressing. German thrash titans Kreator return on Nuclear Blast Records with their fourteenth full-length slab Gods Of Violence. Produced and mixed at Fascination Street Studios by Jens Bogren and featuring 11 new savage tracks, Kreator mastermind Mille Petrozza commentdd that, "Gods Of Violence... contains everything that Kreator is known for and it will blow your minds. I promise!" The intimidating cover artwork was created by renowned artist Jan Meininghaus, who also worked on the band's last album, Phantom Antichrist (2012) and has lent his talents to bands like Bolt Thrower, Accept and Overkill in the past. Regarding the artwork Petrozza adds, "The cover of is a perfect reflection of my lyrical vision. I think this is Jan Meininghaus' best work so far."
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Sabaton

Great War

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Sweden’s Sabaton are one of the most unique, exciting and beloved bands in modern metal. The band has carved out a reputation as one of the hardest working bands in the business, gaining legions of fans across the globe. Since the band’s inception in 1999 they have delivered eight highly regarded studio albums, two of which, “Carolus Rex (2012) and “Heroes” (2014), have been certified platinum in the band’s home country. Additionally Sabaton has scored multiple industry awards and nominations, not to mention launching their own annual festival and cruise.

Comprised of eleven new tracks, “The Great War” is Sabaton’s ninth studio album. A concept record, “The Great War” was written around the retelling of battles and experiences during World War 1
- The limited edition History Version contains short introductions to each track and places the listener in the battle and explains it’s signifigance in the war

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Sweden’s Sabaton are one of the most unique, exciting and beloved bands in modern metal. The band has carved out a reputation as one of the hardest working bands in the business, gaining legions of fans across the globe. Since the band’s inception in 1999 they have delivered eight highly regarded studio albums, two of which, “Carolus Rex (2012) and “Heroes” (2014), have been certified platinum in the band’s home country. Additionally Sabaton has scored multiple industry awards and nominations, not to mention launching their own annual festival and cruise.

Comprised of eleven new tracks, “The Great War” is Sabaton’s ninth studio album. A concept record, “The Great War” was written around the retelling of battles and experiences during World War 1
- The limited edition History Version contains short introductions to each track and places the listener in the battle and explains it’s signifigance in the war

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2017 release, the 18th album from the thrash metal kings. With 17 releases under their belt since 1985, Overkill is one of the most prolific thrash bands in the world with millions of albums sold world-wide. "The Grinding Wheel" will be the band's eighteenth release and their first on Nuclear Blast America. The Grinding Wheel is a record on which thrash's ultimate team of five machined parts shows up and executes to perfection... with a little punk thrown in for bad measure. But a life dedicated to metal can be a grind, hence the title of this sparks-a-flyin' record. "It just makes sense for us," reflects D.D. "If you've been making metal for almost 40 years like we have, it can be a grind. But we also liked the old school metal idea of referencing "Grinder," the Judas Priest song, which suits the album because it has classic metal parts on it as well as the thrash parts. There's a blue collar feel to that title too, and that's how we approach Overkill. The guitar case is basically a lunchbox and we go to work."
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Limited edition double yellow and black splatter vinyl LP pressing housed in a gatefold sleeve. Armed with pioneering pure metal proposals like "Death Rider," "The Beast Within," and "Raise The Dead" already in 1982, New Jersey's Overkill were a rock-solid part of the first clutch of bands forging in fire this music known as thrash metal. Along with Metallica, Exodus, Slayer and cross-town doppelgangers Anthrax, D.D. Verni and Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth helped create a new form of metal that is still as vibrant today as when the band's first album, Feel the Fire was issued by Jonny Zazula's Megaforce Records back in the spring of '85. Witness Overkill's eighteenth album of blistering yet precise and thought-provoking thrash magic, The Grinding Wheel, a record on which thrash's ultimate team of five machined parts shows up and executes to perfection... with a little punk thrown in for bad measure.
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The album was recorded at Danger Johnny Studios in Helsinki. For the recording of the LP, the band teamed up with recording engineer Mikko Karmila, who worked with the band on their fan-favorite albums Hatebreeder, Follow The Reaper and Hate Crew Deathroll, as well as Swedish producer Peter T„gtgren who oversaw production of both vocals and keyboards on the record.
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Children Of Bodom

Halo of Blood

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Vinyl LP pressing. 2013 release, the eighth studio album from the Finnish Melodic Death Metal band. The album was recorded at Danger Johnny Studios in Helsinki. For the recording of the LP, the band teamed up with recording engineer Mikko Karmila, who worked with the band on their fan-favorite albums Hatebreeder, Follow the Reaper and Hate Crew Death roll, as well as Swedish producer Peter Tägtgren who oversaw production of both vocals and keyboards on the record. The album was mixed at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki. The cover art was created by Sami Saramäki, who was responsible for the artwork on previous Children of Bodom albums Follow the Reaper, Are You Dead Yet? and Hate Crew Death roll.
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Having been three years since the release of their previous album – this has been the longest gap in the band's murky history. This highly anticipated and caliginous creation was brought to fruition in Britain’s Witch County, in darkest rural Suffolk at the reputedly haunted Grindstone Studios. The album’s title is named after the ‘Malleus Maleficarum’, a medieval document of guidelines regarding the persecution and torture of witches – but CRADLE OF FILTH’s title version is more retributory. It’s the Hammer Of The Witches; the hammer is in the witches' hands. It's payback time.
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Having been three years since the release of their previous album – this has been the longest gap in the band's murky history. This highly anticipated and caliginous creation was brought to fruition in Britain’s Witch County, in darkest rural Suffolk at the reputedly haunted Grindstone Studios. The album’s title is named after the ‘Malleus Maleficarum’, a medieval document of guidelines regarding the persecution and torture of witches – but CRADLE OF FILTH’s title version is more retributory. It’s the Hammer Of The Witches; the hammer is in the witches' hands. It's payback time.
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Coming from the small city of Grande Prairie, Alberta in Northern Canada, Arrival of Autumn started as a band with a mission to play music without compromise and carve their way through the music scene on their own terms. Since the band didn't come up in a big city scene with regular promoters, venues, and attendees this was a necessary strategy. The band had to learn how to make their own opportunities, and did this by putting on their own shows, playing the roll of booking agent, finding the venues to play, and promoting to every possible person in every possible way. This work ethic paid off, as every show was a lesson learned, and each new show came with a bigger audience than the last; more people were introduced to the band, and other bands from other cities began to take notice. Arrival of Autumn were able to impress Nuclear Blast A&R legend Monte Conner and show him the strength of their vision. The band started with humble roots, in a small city in the middle of nowhere. The whole time knowing it was never about where they came from, but where they had the drive and willingness to go.

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Hailing from Oakland, CA All Shall Perish blasted on the Bay area scene in 2002 playing every kind of show imaginable and finding themselves embraced by every facion of the highly diverse bay area music scene. All Shall Perish's sound is a highly lethal and audibly devastating mix of elements spanning the metal, hardcore death and grind genres.
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"Headbanger's Symphony" consists of 11 tracks originally written by Beethoven, Vivaldi, Mozart and more, all interpreted through the amazing guitar playing of Wolf Hoffmann. "Headbanger's Symphony" is Hoffmann's second solo release. His debut, "Classical", was released in 1997 on Sony and is a highly sought after long out of print title.
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Kataklysm have long been known for their perfectly crafted, intensely catchy and anthemic songs and their pummeling live shows. But on Heaven's Venom, the vitriol and aggression contained takes things to another dimension. Their catchy riffs remain intact and their talent is undeniable, but this is the kind of album that turns casual fans into diehard, bloodthirsty maniacs!
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Crystal Lake

Helix

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Formed in 2002 the Japanese band Crystal Lake began influenced by mid-90s hardcore bands. Since then the band’s style and genre has evolved into a more chaotic, metal sound. The band’s international profile has grown as well with tours in South Korea, Japan, Australia and most of Europe. In 2019 Sharptone Records is excited to release the band’s full length “Helix”, the band’s first release for the label.

In addition to releasing “Helix” Crystal Lake will be joining August Burns Red, Miss May I and Fit for a King on tour through North America beginning Jan 24 through Mar 2

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Australia's Aversions Crown are back with their 4th full length album "Hell Will Come For Us All". Produced by Will Putney (Fit for an Autopsy, Thy Art is Murder etc), the band's new album separates them from the rest of the blackened deathcore genre with a technically onerous sound they have developed over the last decade

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Australia's Aversions Crown are back with their 4th full length album "Hell Will Come For Us All". Produced by Will Putney (Fit for an Autopsy, Thy Art is Murder etc), the band's new album separates them from the rest of the blackened deathcore genre with a technically onerous sound they have developed over the last decade

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2020 release. Formed in Brisbane in 2014, Stepson are a high-octane band whose high energy performances and music have made them one of the most recognized punk/hardcore bands around the country. Help Me Help You is the band's debut album on Sharptone Records.
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Eluveitie belong to the ever-growing Pagan Metal scene which has been producing such bands as Finntroll, Ensiferum, and Turisas. Eluveitie have become one of today's most exciting acts and leaders of this new movement.
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Sabaton

Heroes

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Sabaton's latest album, HEROES, is a concept record based on different historical 20th century wars and battles, telling fascinating stories about heroic men and women on their dangerous missions on battlefields and other belligerent locations, such as Auschwitz. Music-wise, HEROES will strike the metal scene like a fighter aircraft from the clear sky. After serving some ultra-catchy, more traditional Sabaton epics, this Falun-quinet dives into more unprecedented territory with songs such as the powerful 'The Ballad of Bull,' Western-movie themed 'To Hell and Back' and guitar-driven 'Resist and Bite' - the latter one being some of the most up-to-date performances on the endlessly vibrant album.
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Children Of Bodom

Hexed

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Formed in Espoo, Finland in 1993, CHILDREN OF BODOM had an extraordinary start to their career. Their ‘90s take off was impressive, almost all of their albums have earned platinum or gold status in Finland and over the past twenty five years they‘ve become regulars on some of the world‘s biggest stages. 2019 beckons in a new era for a revitalized and bloodthirsty Hate Crew, who will present their 10th studio album “Hexed” on March 8th. It’s been three years since the release of “I Worship Chaos”. History tells us that having an extensive time frame to work on a project can often result in procrastination and loss of focus – but with “Hexed” the reverse has manifest in this 11 track, impressively stripped back melo-death, rock-n-roll-rampage. “Hexed” is a high-energy, up-tempo record seething with new life but also all of the Children of Bodom trademarks that millions of fans around the world have grown to appreciate. Their mix of melo-death meets blackened thrash with a neo-classical twist, and piercing keyboards peppered with the band’s venomous vocal bile, is what makes a Bodom spread so engaging. And it also explains why the Hate Crew continues to wow crowds across the globe, their reputation continues to grow as a fearsome live act with incredible technical proficiency.

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Previously never released in North America Nuclear Blast is excited to finally unleash the label debut Hexenhammer from the Swiss metal band Burning Witches! Originally released in 2018 Hexenhammer put Burning Witches on the map and afforded them the opportunity to play all over the world. The band's latest record "Dance with the Devil" was released early 2020 across the world!
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“High Crimes” is the first album in 8 years from The Damned Things. Fronted by Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die) and backed up by the likes of Scott Ian on guitar (Anthrax), Joe Trohman also on guitar (Fall Out Boy), Andy Hurley on drums (Fall Out Boy) and Dan Andriano on bass (Alkaline Trio), The Damned Things sprung out of Ian and Trohman’s love of Thin Lizzy and catchy, dirty rock ‘n roll. The band’s Nuclear Blast debut was recorded by Jay Ruston (Fall Out Boy, Coheed and Cambria etc) and will be released April 26 2019.

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Limited yellow colored vinyl LP pressing. "High Crimes" is the first album in 8 years from The Damned Things. Fronted by Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die) and backed up by the likes of Scott Ian on guitar (Anthrax), Joe Trohman also on guitar (Fall Out Boy), Andy Hurley on drums (Fall Out Boy) and Dan Andriano on bass (Alkaline Trio), The Damned Things sprung out of Ian and Trohman's love of Thin Lizzy and catchy, dirty rock 'n roll. The band's Nuclear Blast debut was recorded by Jay Ruston (Fall Out Boy, Coheed and Cambria etc) and was released April 26 2019.
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2020 release from the American metalcore band. Following the monumental success of their last album, Look At Yourself and countless tours over the last several years, Emmure wrapped up the recording of their highly anticipated, eighth studio album.

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Limited blue and black colored vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release from the American metalcore band. Following the monumental success of their last album, Look At Yourself and countless tours over the last several years, Emmure wrapped up the recording of their highly anticipated, eighth studio album.

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Graveyard

Hisingen Blues

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Though this is only Graveyard's second album, they are known for their doom metal meets stoner rock debut album that brought them Stateside for a stellar and much hyped live event at South by Southwest in 2008. Since then, the band have acquired a remarkable maturity that takes them far beyond their roots and into truly unique territory. They are a band whose influences can be heard, but who blend the varied sounds into a coherent, original album that is absolutely faithful and devoid of irony. With HISINGEN BLUES, Graveyard have catapulted themselves into that rare space where authenticity is evident and effortless and the result is simultaneously catchy and surprising.
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The Holographic Principle" is Epica's 7th full length release. The band's previous album, 2014's "The Quantum Enigma", was one of the band's highest debuting records in North America. Recorded once again with esteemed producer Joost van den Broek at the controls, "The Holographic Principle" represents the most impressive and powerful expression of EPICA's boldly inventive sound yet. One listen to thunderous new songs like 'Edge Of The Blade' and 'Universal Death Squad' will confirm that "The Holographic Principle" is EPICA's heaviest album to date. Meanwhile, the shimmering soundscapes and multi-layered melodrama of 'Once Upon A Nightmare' and the towering 11-minute title track confirm that "The Holographic Principle" is also the band's most musically extravagant and daring release so far. With lashings of sumptuous orchestration and a never-ending stream of ingenious but brutal metal riffs and propulsive rhythms underpinning the whole explosive enterprise, this is an album that raises the bar for the entire symphonic metal genre.
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The Holographic Principle" is Epica's 7th full length release. The band's previous album, 2014's "The Quantum Enigma", was one of the band's highest debuting records in North America. Recorded once again with esteemed producer Joost van den Broek at the controls, "The Holographic Principle" represents the most impressive and powerful expression of EPICA's boldly inventive sound yet. One listen to thunderous new songs like 'Edge Of The Blade' and 'Universal Death Squad' will confirm that "The Holographic Principle" is EPICA's heaviest album to date. Meanwhile, the shimmering soundscapes and multi-layered melodrama of 'Once Upon A Nightmare' and the towering 11-minute title track confirm that "The Holographic Principle" is also the band's most musically extravagant and daring release so far. With lashings of sumptuous orchestration and a never-ending stream of ingenious but brutal metal riffs and propulsive rhythms underpinning the whole explosive enterprise, this is an album that raises the bar for the entire symphonic metal genre.
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Scar Symmetry is a Swedish melodic Death Metal band from Avesta. Holographic Universe is their third full-length studio album released in 2008. The band released the first song "Morphogenesis" for streaming on their MySpace page. Formed in April 2004, Scar Symmetry came together during the band Altered Aeon's recording session at Jonas Kjellgren's Black Lounge Studios.
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Includes Bonus Track. Rare is it for a band to live up to their name so profusely. Since their formation in 2006, New South Wales' Thy Art is Murder has made killing their business and as ol' Dave would say, business is good. Their nightmarish void is one where resistance is futile, you can but sit helplessly as the relentless blast beats and gut ripping guitars pummel you sideways in the best possible way, of course.
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Thy Art Is Murder

Holy War

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Rare is it for a band to live up to their name so profusely. Since their formation in 2006, New South Wales' Thy Art is Murder has made killing their business and as ol' Dave would say, business is good. Their nightmarish void is one where resistance is futile, you can but sit helplessly as the relentless blast beats and gut ripping guitars pummel you sideways in the best possible way, of course.
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Recorded and filmed in the German town of Oberhausen, Germany, Overkill pulled out two of their classic records! The first half of the release contains the band performing their entire 1991 classic, “Horrorscope”. The second half contains the band performing their 1985 debut, “Feel the Fire”.

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Privatized prisons enforce police states, where nonviolent offenders languish for decades. Pharmaceuticals numb the mind. Social media distracts the spirit. All while the very planet lurches toward an inevitable climate disaster that will extinguish humanity. Against this backdrop of postmodern dystopia, chaos, and confusion, arrives “Human Target”, the earth-scorching fifth album from extreme metal titans THY ART IS MURDER. Australia’s most brutally alarming cultural export since George Miller’s Mad Max franchise makes music that serves as a loud last gasp against the ever-encroaching void. It’s a blazing light of nihilistic despondency before the final darkness. Fusing authentic crushing death metal with blackened fury and flashes of knuckle-dragging stomp, THY ART IS MURDER exorcise the pangs of mortality and the pains of socio-political trauma. THY ART IS MURDER’s thinking-person’s blackened death metal has challenged and inspired audiences around the globe, from top-tier genre festivals like Download, Graspop, Hellfest, and Summer Breeze; to high-profile tours supporting KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, PARKWAY DRIVE, and ARCHITECTS; to multiple headlining and co-headlining shows. In their native country, they’ve charted higher than any other homegrown extreme metal band. They even toured North America with SLAYER as part of Rockstar Mayhem.

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Privatized prisons enforce police states, where nonviolent offenders languish for decades. Pharmaceuticals numb the mind. Social media distracts the spirit. All while the very planet lurches toward an inevitable climate disaster that will extinguish humanity. Against this backdrop of postmodern dystopia, chaos, and confusion, arrives “Human Target”, the earth-scorching fifth album from extreme metal titans THY ART IS MURDER. Australia’s most brutally alarming cultural export since George Miller’s Mad Max franchise makes music that serves as a loud last gasp against the ever-encroaching void. It’s a blazing light of nihilistic despondency before the final darkness. Fusing authentic crushing death metal with blackened fury and flashes of knuckle-dragging stomp, THY ART IS MURDER exorcise the pangs of mortality and the pains of socio-political trauma. THY ART IS MURDER’s thinking-person’s blackened death metal has challenged and inspired audiences around the globe, from top-tier genre festivals like Download, Graspop, Hellfest, and Summer Breeze; to high-profile tours supporting KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, PARKWAY DRIVE, and ARCHITECTS; to multiple headlining and co-headlining shows. In their native country, they’ve charted higher than any other homegrown extreme metal band. They even toured North America with SLAYER as part of Rockstar Mayhem.

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Nightwish

HUMAN. :II: NATURE. [2CD]

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When Finnish sextet NIGHTWISH announce a new studio album people tend to take notice. They know that something special is brewing. Band leader Tuomas Holopainen once said that whenever he creates a new record he has the intention of capturing something rare and unique, a monument and a true album experience. In 2020 he’s certain to achieve his objective once again. NIGHTWISH have completed the recordings for “HUMAN. :II: NATURE.”, their 9th studio album.

“HUMAN. :II: NATURE.” will be released on 10th April 2020. The long-awaited record, following 2015’s critically-acclaimed, conceptual masterpiece “Endless Forms Most Beautiful”, will be a double album containing 9 tracks on the main CD and one long track, divided into eight chapters on CD 2.

“HUMAN. :II: NATURE.” was recorded from August to October 2019 at Röskö campsite, Petrax Studios and Troykington Castle, as well as Finnvox Studios, by Tero Kinnunen, Mikko Karmila and Troy Donockley. The mixing was done by Mikko Karmila at Finnvox, with Tuomas Holopainen and Tero Kinnunen. Mastering was done by Mika Jussila at Finnvox.

Nightwish - HUMAN. :II: NATURE. [2CD]
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When Finnish sextet NIGHTWISH announce a new studio album people tend to take notice. They know that something special is brewing. Band leader Tuomas Holopainen once said that whenever he creates a new record he has the intention of capturing something rare and unique, a monument and a true album experience. In 2020 he’s certain to achieve his objective once again. NIGHTWISH have completed the recordings for “HUMAN. :II: NATURE.”, their 9th studio album.

“HUMAN. :II: NATURE.” will be released on 10th April 2020. The long-awaited record, following 2015’s critically-acclaimed, conceptual masterpiece “Endless Forms Most Beautiful”, will be a double album containing 9 tracks on the main CD and one long track, divided into eight chapters on CD 2.

“HUMAN. :II: NATURE.” was recorded from August to October 2019 at Röskö campsite, Petrax Studios and Troykington Castle, as well as Finnvox Studios, by Tero Kinnunen, Mikko Karmila and Troy Donockley. The mixing was done by Mikko Karmila at Finnvox, with Tuomas Holopainen and Tero Kinnunen. Mastering was done by Mika Jussila at Finnvox.

Nightwish - HUMAN. :II: NATURE. [Limited Edition Brown/Orange Swirl 3LP]
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Ascending from the depths, the almighty DEATH ANGEL return to offer their latest, energy fueled masterpiece: “Humanicide.” A return to the wolves alongside a survivalist pack mentality are what fuel the powerful themes erupting from these fresh metal anthems. In a modern capitalist society where selfishness reigns and communal help and survival are things of the past, Death Angel produces sounds and symbols that point out the truths of attempting to exist safely in the present day. The title itself describes a plain in which humans, after generations of violence, regression, and hate, have finally extinguished themselves into dust. The wasteland they left behind is populated only by those creatures that passionately depend on their pack for survival: The Wolves. Gnashing their teeth and struggling to survive in an abandoned world, the wolves are back and galloping fiercely across the cover of the album. Adorned in the war skins of their enemies and the creatures they’ve killed together in order to survive, the powerful messages of the songs can be seen in Brent Elliott White’s fantastic piece of art.

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Aqua Blue Vinyl. Meshuggah have spent the last 20+ years and a cumulative 13 releases developing, exploring, and redefining their complex, inimitable approach. They're one of the few lateral-thinking forces genuinely dedicated to pushing the boundaries of extreme music. They create albums you can listen to years later and still discover things you never noticed before. Their mystical lore pertains to a mathematical execution of odd-cycle time signatures shifting around common 4/4 time and their majestically demented, down-tuned, groove-laden, and precisely performed polyrhythms never veer out of control.
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Loathe have been making waves in the British underground heavy music scene since their inception in 2014. Two Eps and one full-length debut album have already put them on the map and the band has already been nominated for Best New Band at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods and Best UK Breakthrough Band in the Heavy Music Awards. Their intense, visceral multi-media live show extravaganza has marked them out as a band who have ambitions far beyond that of their peers and now, with the release of their second full length album, "I Let It In and It Took Everything", those ambitions are beginning to be realized. Debut full-length "The Cold Sun" was a heady hybrid of meaty down-tuned riffs, lacerating screams and pile-driving rhythms. "I Let It In and It Took Everything" retains those elements, albeit delivered with a searing potency and sharpened focus that bests it's predecessor in almost every conceivable way. Rather than existing within one style or taking one approach, Loathe pepper their music with a range of influences and musical motifs that move fluidly and give the Liverpool quintet a dynamism that was merely hinted at before. Their palette has widened significantly and surprises are plentiful; shimmering guitars, layered synths, unhinged guitar effects, a stronger emphasis on ethereal clean vocals and even elements that echo the sheer sonic brutality that epitomizes black metal. It all adds up to a release that is dynamic in extremis and yet remarkably cohesive. A myriad of different influences are being thrown into the Loathe melting pot, some that people might expect and others that would likely seem inconceivable for a band with such an acerbic sound. And then there are specific influences that stem from outside of music as well; the soundtrack to 2001's survival horror videogame Silent Hill 2, the ominous, disturbing aura created by 2019's most divisive film Joker or the entire works of serial brain scrambler David Lynch. That sense of distressing, Lynchian esotericism is the territory Loathe are intent on occupying, a world where nothing is quite as it seems, curiosity is rewarded and nothing is laid out in black and white. - Leading up to the release of "I Let It In And It Took Everything" Loathe will announce a Feb headlining tour of the UK which begins Feb 6 and ends with a show in London. - On Jan 10 Loathe will drop a second single called "Two Way Mirror" which will be proceeded by an EU tour with Stray From the Path (Dec 2 - Dec 22)- There will also be a variety of digital content and posts on all social media platforms leading up to the release of "I Let It In And It Took Everything"
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Double gold and black colored vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. Loathe have been making waves in the British underground heavy music scene since their inception in 2014. Debut full-length The Cold Sun was a heady hybrid of meaty down-tuned riffs, lacerating screams and pile-driving rhythms. I Let It In and It Took Everything retains those elements, albeit delivered with a searing potency and sharpened focus that bests it's predecessor in almost every conceivable way. Rather than existing within one style or taking one approach, Loathe pepper their music with a range of influences and musical motifs that move fluidly and give the Liverpool quintet a dynamism that was merely hinted at before. Their palette has widened significantly and surprises are plentiful; shimmering guitars, layered synths, unhinged guitar effects, a stronger emphasis on ethereal clean vocals and even elements that echo the sheer sonic brutality that epitomizes black metal.
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Formed in 1993 in Espoo, Finland, CHILDREN OF BODOM has built a rock solid reputation as a one of the best pure metal bands in the world. The band’s name is derived from the infamous Lake Bodom murders, which took place in Finland in 1960. COB can be as downright brutal as any metal band when the situation demands. But what places this band at the pinnacle of the pack is the way it can suddenly dish up huge swathes of melody and instantly memorable choruses with an unmatched degree of musicianship that has seen vocalist/guitarist Alexi “Wildchild” Laiho and his cohorts grace the covers of musician magazines around the globe.
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Formed in 1993 in Espoo, Finland, CHILDREN OF BODOM has built a rock solid reputation as a one of the best pure metal bands in the world. The band’s name is derived from the infamous Lake Bodom murders, which took place in Finland in 1960. COB can be as downright brutal as any metal band when the situation demands. But what places this band at the pinnacle of the pack is the way it can suddenly dish up huge swathes of melody and instantly memorable choruses with an unmatched degree of musicianship that has seen vocalist/guitarist Alexi “Wildchild” Laiho and his cohorts grace the covers of musician magazines around the globe.
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Formed in 1993 in Espoo, Finland, CHILDREN OF BODOM has built a rock solid reputation as a one of the best pure metal bands in the world. The band’s name is derived from the infamous Lake Bodom murders, which took place in Finland in 1960. COB can be as downright brutal as any metal band when the situation demands. But what places this band at the pinnacle of the pack is the way it can suddenly dish up huge swathes of melody and instantly memorable choruses with an unmatched degree of musicianship that has seen vocalist/guitarist Alexi “Wildchild” Laiho and his cohorts grace the covers of musician magazines around the globe.
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Symphony X

Iconoclast

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On Symphony Xs eighth studio album, the iconic progressive metal band deliver their most intense and thought-provoking album yet. Truly one of the most innovative bands on the planet, ICONOCLAST is the result of years of hard work, dedicated craftsmanship and an innate sense of melody and hooks so infectious they rival their prior brilliant catalog of work.
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Released for the first time in the US, 'Imaginaerum' is a musical fantasy film written by Nightwish keyboardist Tuomas Halopainen and the film's director, Stobe Harju. Developed with and featuring music of Nightwish, 'Imaginaerum' is the story of Thomas Whitman, a 75 year old musician who lapses into a coma after years of suffering from dementia. Thomas enters a fantasy world where he relives his life as a ten year old orphan. Since the band's inception in 1996, Nightwish have released nine full length releases, sold millions of records worldwide, and become one of the most popular female fronted, symphonic metal bands of all time. In 2015, Nightwish released their ninth full length album, 'Endless Forms Most Beautiful', an album that is resplendent in a sophisticated beauty and proudly features the participation of London's The Metro Voices choir group, London's Young Musicians Children's Choir, and the Orchestre de Grandeur led by the esteemed arranger Pip Williams, who teaches Music and Music Technology at the London College of Music.
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Active since 1984, Blind Guardian is one of the most influential & revered bands in the metal genre. Nuclear Blast is excited to release the band’s classic albums in limited digipak. Disc one of the cd package will feature the band’s album remixed and remastered as well as bonus content. Disc two of the cd package will feature the original album in its entirety with the original mixing and mastering.

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Active since 1984, Blind Guardian is one of the most influential & revered bands in the metal genre. Nuclear Blast is excited to release 3 of the band’s classic albums on vinyl, remixed and remastered as well as bonus content.

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Blind Guardian celebrates the 25th anniversary of their stellar 1995 release Imaginations from the Other Side, an album revered by fans & critics alike. This special 25th anniversary edition was recorded in Oberhausen Germany when the band performed the entire record
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Originally formed in 1979 the Michael Schenker Group has had an enormous impact on hard rock and heavy metal. Whether it is influencing the likes of Metalica, Megadeth, Pantera and more, Michael Schenker and his iconic black and white Dean Flying V are truly and utterly invincible
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The Michael Schenker Group

Immortal [LP]

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Originally formed in 1979 the Michael Schenker Group has had an enormous impact on hard rock and heavy metal. Whether it is influencing the likes of Metalica, Megadeth, Pantera and more, Michael Schenker and his iconic black and white Dean Flying V are truly and utterly invincible
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Sweden’s Opeth are preparing to release their most important record to date with “In Cauda Venenum”. Certainly, fans and critics will have their opinion, but few records in the Swedes’ oeuvre are as engaging, delicate, panoramic, intense, and musical as Opeth’s lucky thirteenth. Sporting a clever Travis Smith cover—replete with inside jokes and a nod to King Diamond—a masterful Park Studios (The Hellacopters, Graveyard) production, Opeth’s usual five-star musicianship, and lyrics entirely in Swedish, “In Cauda Venenum” raises the bar markedly. While a record in Swedish is a first—there’s also an English version—for frontman and founding member Mikael Ĺkerfeldt, the 10 songs on offer feel and sound completely natural. As if years of listening to and being a fan of Swedish rock and hard rock has paid off. In a way, Opeth have come home. But the Swedish lyrics of the primary edition of “In Cauda Venenum” shouldn’t distract from the quality presented in Opeth’s new songs, the lot of which sneak up and take control after repeated listens. “In Cauda Venenum” is like that, tricky in its complicated simplicity, resourceful in its ability to charm with delightful if wistful melodies. Really, it’s just Opeth being Opeth.

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Sweden’s Opeth are preparing to release their most important record to date with “In Cauda Venenum”. Certainly, fans and critics will have their opinion, but few records in the Swedes’ oeuvre are as engaging, delicate, panoramic, intense, and musical as Opeth’s lucky thirteenth. Sporting a clever Travis Smith cover—replete with inside jokes and a nod to King Diamond—a masterful Park Studios (The Hellacopters, Graveyard) production, Opeth’s usual five-star musicianship, and lyrics entirely in Swedish, “In Cauda Venenum” raises the bar markedly. While a record in Swedish is a first—there’s also an English version—for frontman and founding member Mikael Ĺkerfeldt, the 10 songs on offer feel and sound completely natural. As if years of listening to and being a fan of Swedish rock and hard rock has paid off. In a way, Opeth have come home. But the Swedish lyrics of the primary edition of “In Cauda Venenum” shouldn’t distract from the quality presented in Opeth’s new songs, the lot of which sneak up and take control after repeated listens. “In Cauda Venenum” is like that, tricky in its complicated simplicity, resourceful in its ability to charm with delightful if wistful melodies. Really, it’s just Opeth being Opeth.

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Sweden’s Opeth are preparing to release their most important record to date with “In Cauda Venenum”. Certainly, fans and critics will have their opinion, but few records in the Swedes’ oeuvre are as engaging, delicate, panoramic, intense, and musical as Opeth’s lucky thirteenth. Sporting a clever Travis Smith cover—replete with inside jokes and a nod to King Diamond—a masterful Park Studios (The Hellacopters, Graveyard) production, Opeth’s usual five-star musicianship, and lyrics entirely in Swedish, “In Cauda Venenum” raises the bar markedly. While a record in Swedish is a first—there’s also an English version—for frontman and founding member Mikael Ĺkerfeldt, the 10 songs on offer feel and sound completely natural. As if years of listening to and being a fan of Swedish rock and hard rock has paid off. In a way, Opeth have come home. But the Swedish lyrics of the primary edition of “In Cauda Venenum” shouldn’t distract from the quality presented in Opeth’s new songs, the lot of which sneak up and take control after repeated listens. “In Cauda Venenum” is like that, tricky in its complicated simplicity, resourceful in its ability to charm with delightful if wistful melodies. Really, it’s just Opeth being Opeth.

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Black Metal's most prolific and infamous band, Dimmu Borgir, return with a new beautifully blasphemous studio epic masterpiece, IN SORTE DIABOLI. After crushing the US with DEATH CULT ARMAGEDDON and their dominating performances on the main stage at Ozzfest 2004, the band have elevated every aspect of their aural arsenal to produce one of the most seductively evil and sonically brilliant albums the metal universe will ever experience. IN SORTE DIABOLI is the band's first concept album with a story that is based around a priest's assistant in a church located in Medieval Europe. Produced by the legendary Fredrik Norstrom & Patrick J Sten at the highly heralded Studio Fredman and mastered by Russ Russell, the final result is an audible sacrilegious journey of a soul's decent to darkness that only the mighty Dimmu Borgir could accurately portray.
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2012 album from the Australian Death Metal band.
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A group that stands for no boundaries, no limits at all. Playing all sorts of rockish music makes Graveyard stand out from the crowd. Be it classic rock, blues, jazz, folk - you name it - the authentic quintet makes it sound real at any time. With wide influences spreading throughout different genres, Graveyard always stay top notch in what they do - giving the listener a broadened spectrum of emotions, moods and feelings. Black Sabbath meets Rolling Stones meets Led Zeppelin Meets Janis Joplin... The list could go on longer and longer. While other bands just count on their neo satanic attitude or revived old school imagery, Graveyard deliver it all along with stunning tunes that take you on a journey to a long lost decade of true musicianship. Recorded at Atlantis Studios in Stockholm by Janne Hansson, Innocence And Decadence is Graveyard's fourth full-length release.
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Double vinyl LP pressing. A group that stands for no boundaries, no limits at all. Playing all sorts of rockish music makes Graveyard stand out from the crowd. Be it classic rock, blues, jazz, folk - you name it - the authentic quintet makes it sound real at any time. With wide influences spreading throughout different genres, Graveyard always stay top notch in what they do - giving the listener a broadened spectrum of emotions, moods and feelings. Black Sabbath meets Rolling Stones meets Led Zeppelin Meets Janis Joplin... The list could go on longer and longer. While other bands just count on their neo satanic attitude or revived old school imagery, Graveyard deliver it all along with stunning tunes that take you on a journey to a long lost decade of true musicianship. Recorded at Atlantis Studios in Stockholm by Janne Hansson, Innocence And Decadence is Graveyard's fourth full-length release.
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Welcome to the not-so-mythical world of Norway's Dimmu Borgir--the most prominent melodic black metal act in the world. The Invaluable Darkness DVD is a three-disc release: two DVDs plus a bonus audio CD. The content includes an exclusive performance at the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany, a video gallery and more.
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156/Silence represents the duality of light and dark. Combining vicious breakdowns and soaring melodies in the vein of genre pioneers like Poison The Well, Norma Jean and Daughters. 156 craft songs that scream at the darkness but also whisper to the light.
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Korpiklaani

Jylha

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2021 release. Korpiklaani are unique. Their blend of Finnish folk music and heavy metal is like no other. Like traditional folk music that tells tales of joy, heartbreak and stories of old, Korpiklaani brings new life to these tales adding the high energy of rock 'n roll and heavy metal. What you hear on record is what you hear live; authentic, honest and a lot of fun. Korpiklaani is a natural representation of our journey in this life, bringing music and emotions that can have you dancing all night, to quiet moments of melancholy. Jylhä continues this journey with a collection of tales of folklore, nature, celebration and three stories of murder, including the infamous Lake Bodom murders.
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From their humble beginnings in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Sepultura went on to become the most successful Brazilian heavy metal band in history.
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Sepultura

Kairos

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Kairos is a more brutal, old-school approach to the classic Sepultura sound that fans will at once recognize and embrace.
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Nuclear Blast is excited to re-issue two of Helloween’s classic albums on May 3! The legendary double-album "Keeper Of The Seven Keys: The Legacy" (2005), including the singles 'Mrs. God' and 'Light The Universe' feat. Candice Night, and the album "Gambling With The Devil" (2007) including the singles 'As Long As I Fall' and 'Find My Freedom'.

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Formed only in 2007, Fleshgod Apocalypse are at the vanguard of Italy's extreme metal movement. No other band in the country's history has taken ownership of and innovated on death metal quite like the Italians. Inspired by greats Morbid Angel, Deicide, and Cannibal Corpse as well as renowned composers Franz Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig Van Beethoven, Fleshgod Apocalypse have fused disparate genres and crafted a sound that's powerful, impressive, and unique across three full-lengths, the latest of which was 2013's critically-acclaimed "Labyrinth" effort. However, the group are only getting stronger. Add in film score composers such as John Williams, Hanz Zimmer, and Howard Shore and melodic death metal-Carcass and At the Gates-and there's clearly no stopping Fleshgod Apocalypse's creative ambitions.
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Keep Of Kalessin

Kolossus

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Keep of Kalessin are THE masters of epic extreme metal! On their Nuclear Blast debut, the band take their unique and unmistakably progressive sound to a level that goes far beyond their raw, black metal roots. Mainman Obsidian C. is a former live guitarist.
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Korpiklaani (or 'Forest Clan') emerged out of the ashes of Shaman, when the band opted to change it's name, along with it's musical and lyrical expression. The goal was to move away from Shaman's trademark use of the Sámi language's strong, impulsive folk metal, as heard on Idja (1999) and Shamániac (2002) and opt for a stronger and more widely accepted sound. Jonne Järvelä imagined the change of style to be characterized by both a heavier influence of the traditional Finnish Folk melodies and of Metal. Many of Korpiklaani's songs come directly from the annals of the Finnish folk archives, but they are activated with a fierce twist of metal. This constitutes the major difference between Korpiklaani and other Folk Metal bands, which usually use Folk music only as the impulse in Metal. Korpiklaani's music is very Finnish.
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White Stones

Kuarahy

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2020 release by the death metal band formed Opeth bassist Martín Mendéz. For Mendéz, White Stones is a return to his roots, both musically and personally, as the groove-oriented death metal band was named after his birthplace in Uruguay. Fans shouldn't read too far into the bassist's election to start a death metal band as Opeth notably abandoned the aggressive, more extreme elements of their sound starting in 2011 with the release of Heritage. "I am 100 percent comfortable with what we're doing with Opeth," Mendéz reassured his fans.

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It’s been 3 years since their last album “Noita” was released and the Finnish Folk Metal Superstars KORPIKLAANI are about to offer their 10th studio album entitled “Kulkija” (“Wanderer”), set for a September 7th, 2018 release. Including 14 tracks, “Kulkija” is their longest album, but also their most natural sounding one, to date. From the first to the last tone, a unique atmosphere guides the listeners through a long journey. Instrumentally, the band continues the way they had already started with “Manala” (2012) to “Noita” (2015). Lyrically, the album deals with the album’s title character, the wanderer. He appears in every song and every single track represents one of his life situations. 

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2013 epic masterpiece from the Italian Symphonic Death Metal band. The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar Studio and hones in on the band's unique traits, giving fans everything they could hope for and more. Colin Marks created the cover artwork, as well as several pieces of art for a massive inlay.
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Blues Pills contain all these elements to create extraordinary music that sounds original and new but respects those long-held rules of blues and rock and roll tradition. Although, it's the individual characteristics of the band that makes this music electrifying; the steady bass of Zack Anderson, thumping rhythm of André Kvarnström, technical and yet improvisational guitar of Dorian Sorriaux and the sensational soaring vocals of front woman Elin Larsson that set this band apart. He psychedelic sounds of the band may hail back to the prosperity of the 1960s and 1970s and it's true their distinctive sound may include a few ingredients of the past; a pinch of late 60's Americana, a sprinkling of blues, a heavy serving of rock 'n' roll, a big squeeze of soul but it's all shaken up into a brand-new cocktail of sound, and served into this heavenly new blend we call Blues Pills.
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Municipal Waste

Last Rager

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Virginia Metalheads MUNICIPAL WASTE return with a fresh EP for fall 2019. It’s been few years and several hundred live shows since the Waste oozed out the much celebrated Slime and Punishment album. Back with 4 ripper tracks that embrace all the bands punk and street metal roots without clutching the past. That honest formula has led the Waste to innovate the festival scene with the opening track and party of the summer “Wave of Death”. Charged by the exotic and biting wit of vocalist Tony Foresta. Turbo charged by the dual guitar aggression of Ryan Waste and Nick Poulos. Locked in and ready for takeoff by rhythm section LandPhil Hall on bass and Dave Witte on Drums. Partiers, you’ve been taught the “Art” and now it is time for an advanced lesson. Thrashers on alert! MUNICIPAL WASTE is delivering, The Last Rager.

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Municipal Waste

The Last Rager [Yellow/Blue Splatter LP]

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Virginia Metalheads MUNICIPAL WASTE return with a fresh EP for fall 2019. It’s been few years and several hundred live shows since the Waste oozed out the much celebrated Slime and Punishment album. Back with 4 ripper tracks that embrace all the bands punk and street metal roots without clutching the past. That honest formula has led the Waste to innovate the festival scene with the opening track and party of the summer “Wave of Death”. Charged by the exotic and biting wit of vocalist Tony Foresta. Turbo charged by the dual guitar aggression of Ryan Waste and Nick Poulos. Locked in and ready for takeoff by rhythm section LandPhil Hall on bass and Dave Witte on Drums. Partiers, you’ve been taught the “Art” and now it is time for an advanced lesson. Thrashers on alert! MUNICIPAL WASTE is delivering, The Last Rager.

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SABATON / LAST STAND If you have any doubts, please update your books now: our favorite Swedish war machine Sabaton are on their way to the absolute top of the heavy metal world. "We have done a majestic record and we couldn't be happier with it. Is »The Last Stand« Sabaton's strongest album to date? Well, time will tell us that, but one thing is 100 % guaranteed: on the record, there are lots of songs that will go down in Sabaton's own hall of fame, says the band founder and bassist Pär Sundström. "The Last Stand contains all the elements that our fans could ask for, adds the band's main composer and singer Joakim Brodén. "The new record tells a victorious tale of Sabaton in 2016, and even further. Lots of fresh ideas and unprecedented magic can be heard on these new tunes - for example, check out bagpipe and Hammond driven major key song 'Blood Of Bannockburn'. We have never done anything like that before.
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Deluxe edition includes DVD. If you have any doubts, please update your books now: our favourite Swedish war machine Sabaton are on their way to the absolute top of the heavy metal world. "We have done a majestic record and we couldn't be happier with it. Is »The Last Stand« Sabaton's strongest album to date? Well, time will tell us that, but one thing is 100 % guaranteed: on the record, there are lots of songs that will go down in Sabaton's own hall of fame,? says the band founder and bassist Pär Sundström. "The Last Stand contains all the elements that our fans could ask for,? adds the band's main composer and singer Joakim Brodén. "The new record tells a victorious tale of Sabaton in 2016, and even further. Lots of fresh ideas and unprecedented magic can be heard on these new tunes - for example, check out bagpipe and Hammond driven major key song 'Blood Of Bannockburn'. We have never done anything like that before.
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The coins dropping and clinging into the arcade game machines, the lights of the pachinkos and the lively Tokyo district have fuelled the musical inspiration and visual universe of a dirty bunch of furyos, dunces to the core, who thrive on Shonen Manga. The 5 band members have witnessed the golden age that has seen the birth and global expansion of American Hip-Hop, of MACHINE HEAD's and PANTERA's powerful groove metal, of New-York Hardcore, and of the catchy but uncompromising vibes of RATM, KORN or DEFTONES. ROTN is the merger of those two worlds: the messages of hope, bravery, and revenge spread by classic 80's Manga characters such as Kenshiro, Seiya, or Kawato, are brought to the listener's face through deadly thrash riffing and a destructive flow of words.