Thursday 31 January 2019

Vvlva - Path Of Virtue

German organ rock is not so common these days, but VVLVAs debut album "Path Of Virtue" is an excellent piece of history on the gold vinyl plastic.

The German quintet VVLVA (post ORCUS CHYLDE) with a sound that goes straight back to the late 60s/early 70s hard rock, revives 1970s heavy-psychedelic krautrock in an impressive way. The blend of epic, spherical Hammond organ passages, hard driven guitar riffs/solos and distinctive vocals provides an agile and multifaceted listening experience. A rolling wall of fuzz complete with killer emotional vocals and subtle organ sections.

VVLVAs is a name of fertility or a name that symbolizes creativity?

"Path Of Virtue" was released February 16, 2018

VVLVA consists of:

Tobias Ritter - Vocals
Philipp Muschal - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Dr. Michael Hock - Bass
Julian Rocco Lepore - Drums, Backing Vocals
Christian Karl - Keys, Organ, Backing Vocals

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Wednesday 30 January 2019

Great Rift - Atlas

GREAT RIFT is a four headed heavy/psych rockband, born 2016 in Vienna, Austria. In 2017 the band recorded their debut EP "Voodoowoodland", released on "Electric Fire Records“. In June 2018 their first full length album "Vesta" will be out via "Electric Fire Records" with a vinyl co-release on "StoneFree Records".

The sound of GREAT RIFT is modern and fresh, but strongly reminiscent of the heavy blues, hard- and psychedelic rock of the 70s, coupled with distinctive, unique vocals. And hell yeah, this sounds really good.

GREAT RIFT consists of:

Thomas Gulyas - Voice & Guitar
David Hüttner - Guitar & Voice
Peter Leitner - Bass
Klaus Gulyas - Drums

Cover for the Vinyl testpress. 

Today's tune "Atlas" is taken from "Vesta", the clip is filmed Live from the 22nd of June 2018 @ Kramladen in Vienna, from the "Vesta" Release Show. Enjoy!

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Tuesday 29 January 2019

Old Moons - Lunar Blue

"Lunar Blue" is the debut EP from OLD MOONS out of Charlotte, North Carolina.

The band plays slow and darker shades of heavy rock, a very dark baritone vocal hovering in the cloud and wonderfully distorted guitars, check this up.

The EP was Recorded by Jacob Beeson, released September 13, 2018

Not much information about this band on the wide web atm, hopefully they will share something soon as this looks really promising.

Today's tune "Lunar Blue" is the title tune from the debut EP.

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Monday 28 January 2019

Spiral Skies - Blues For A Dying Planet

Monday, new week, time to introduce "Record Of The Week"

"Blues For A Dying Planet" is the latest release by the Swedish Occult Rock band SPIRAL SKIES. It's the follow up to their debut EP "A Queendom to Come", released in 2015. "Blues For A Dying Planet" was Recorded and mixed by Eric Sandberg at Studio Radioskugga, Stockholm 2017. Mastered by Marco at Analogcut Mastering, Berlin 2018.

With a unique blend of psychedelic folk and doom rock of the early 70’s, like a mix between the classic JEFFERSON AIRPLANE and the more modern THE DEVILs BLOOD. SPIRAL SKIES hails from Stockholm and was formed in 2014.

Spirals of tunes from decades ago colours and creates a thousand skies in space and time.
Mysteries and cosmos alike bring a sound like a day so bright, 
yet so hideous as the edge of the night.
An orchestra from the labyrinth of your mind, the sound of light years passing by, 
the sound of the ride of SPIRAL SKIES.

The band consists of amazingly talent vocalist Frida, a voice like that gives goosebumps as soon as she opens her mouth. Along with Jonas and Dan on the guitars, Daniel on drums and Eric on bass.

"Blues For A Dying Planet" opens up with an organ-driven intro with "Black Hole Waltz" until the rocker "Awakening" kicks in, where we get a classic NWOBHM sound, twin guitars, catchy melody. The powerful "Dark Side Of The Cross"has a cool beat with great riffing and an amazing vocal. "The Wizard’s Ball" has a little slower pace in it's powerful meaning, charming and beautiful vocals along with great playing. Psychedelic and classic rock is the main theme in "Danse Macabre". "Labyrinth Of The Mind", is a rocker with some doomish riffing influenced by SABBATH. "Shattered Hopes" is a psychedelic folkish rocker that gives another side of Frida's singing. "Left Is Right And Right Is Left Behind" is another rocker with psychedelic folk elements in both the melody and vocals, heavy riffing with a neatly done solo. The album ends with the really stunning "The Prisoner", hypnotic tune with seducing vocals, progressive riffing and melody that grabs your soul and gives you an eargasm, wonderful!

The album sounds really good, excellent produced, where all the pieces fall on the right places, well-done guys. Already looking forward to the next release, as far as I know, there is a new single in the pipeline. The Artwork for "In Blues For A Dying Planet" is made by the illustrator Vadim Karasyov.

Sum: "Blues For A Dying Planet" is an excellent album that takes you to new heights.

Today's tune "Awakening" taken from "In Blues For A Dying Planet", released on May 18th, 2018. Enjoy!

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Sunday 27 January 2019

Eugene McDaniels - Outlaw

"She's an outlaw, she don't wear a bra.... 
She cannot dig machismo, 
 but she really can dig some masculinity."

That's part of the lyrics of today's Sunday Classic. A tune that surprised many back in the early 70´s.

"For those expecting the McDaniels of 'A Hundred Pounds of Clay,' they might have been surprised by the opening and title track on Outlaw, when he sings 'she’s a nigger in jeans…' leading the Washington Post to suggest, after catching a few of McDaniels’ sets at Washington DC’s legendary Mr. Henry’s in June of 1970, that his 'songs are filled with words and imagery that some may find difficult to take, but they concern some of the most important issues of our time.' McDaniels had no illusions about the shift in focus of his musical career: 'I’m not out here to make any money. I’m out here to have some fun and tell the truth.'" -Mark Anthony Neal, Professor of African & African-American Studies at Duke University

Eugene Booker McDaniels (February 12, 1935 – July 29, 2011) was an African-American singer and songwriter. He had his greatest recording success in the early 1960s, and had continued success as a songwriter with songs including "Compared to What" and Roberta Flack's "Feel Like Makin' Love".

Liberated from financial worries, McDaniels revived his own recording career with two albums, "Outlaw" (1970) and "Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse" (1971), in which, now rechristened Eugene McDaniels, he presented a strong and sometimes bitter social and political message set to stripped-down street-funk and quasi-rock rhythms.

The cover photograph of Outlaw depicted a multiracial group of armed urban guerrillas, an explicit statement that seemed to align him more closely with the rage of Amiri Baraka and the Last Poets than with the gentler black protest music of Marvin Gaye's What's Going On and Curtis Mayfield's Back to the World.

Today's tune "Outlaw" is the title tune from the album "Outlaw", released 1970, enjoy!

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Saturday 26 January 2019

Priest - The Pit

Today I'm working on the musical dark side, heavy riffs from the Polish pit. Here on Tune Of The Day you will get the total opposite to that.

PRIEST is a synth band that creates music rooted in the vastness of electronic dreams. The goal of their multifaceted prophecy is to safely guide humanity unto the next evolutionary step – the merging with machines.

PRIEST is like a Delorean DMC-12 it will take you back to the colourful future of the '80s. The illusions presented contains everything from symmetric star prisms, a burning escape from the darkness or to break out of your inner prison. Bit by bit, fragments of a puzzle of success story is taking shape. With a mechanical sound, futuristic melodies and a masterful voice, they´ve seduced listeners all over the planet.

Today's tune "The Pit" is taken from the band's debut album "New Flesh", released in 2017. The album is produced by Alpha (ex GHOST) and features a performance by Airghoul (ex GHOST). The recording is mixed by Niklas Berglöf (SLAGSMÅLSKLUBBEN, DEAD SOUL) and is mastered by Magnus Lindberg. "New Flesh" contains 10 tracks that sounds like when 1982 imagine how 2019 should sound like. "The Pit" is released by Lövely Records. Directed by Dan Svan.

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Friday 25 January 2019

Måneskjold - Solsejler

MÅNESKJOLD hails from the concrete of Copenhagen and the woods of North Sealand. The band was envisioned by frontman Rasmus Miehe Soerensen when he saw the word “Måneskjold” carved into an old oak tree. Or was it maybe graffiti on someone’s mailbox? Anyhow, the name seemed ideal for a sort of retro-futuristic spacepunk outfit. Thus, Måneskjold was created.

MÅNESKJOLD plays guitardriven fuzzmusic for the alienated youth of a premordial future. Space-rock is THE answer to the question concering life, universe & everything.

They released a Split single with DE FORBANDEDE where we find today's tune.

The tune is recorded live at DE FORBANDEDE in Odense. MÅNESKJOLD will soon enter the studio and working on their second full length album.

The Cover art for the EP is made by NMAAR.

Today's tune "Solsejler" is taken from the split EP with DE FORBANDEDE, released Oct 26th 2018, enjoy!

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Thursday 24 January 2019

Walking Papers - Death On The Lips

The hard-rocking Seattle quartet WALKING PAPERS released a Garage Sessions video in July already, been drafted too long so it's time to wake it up as its a pretty good tune.

WALKING PAPERS knows exactly how to forge the sounds that back up everything they want to be as a vibrant creative entity. The tune is taken from the latest release "WP2".

The low-end impresario bass player Duff McKagan (GUNS N’ ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) has got so much going on with his other legendary successes that he certainly didn’t have the time to continue working with WALKING PAPERS, maybe he will be back when the other work settles down.

Current Line Up:

Jeff Angell - Guitars, Lead Vocals
Benjamin Anderson - Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Will Andrews - Drums
Dan Spalding - Bass
Gregor Lothian - Saxophone
Tristan Hart Pierce - Guitar

Past Members:

Barrett Martin - Drums, Backing Vocals
Duff McKagan - Bass, Backing Vocals

Enjoy today's swaggering backbeat of "Death On The Lips" live at the Garage Sessions in Spokane Washington.

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Wednesday 23 January 2019

The Picturebooks - Electric Nights

The German Garage Rock Duo THE PICTUREBOOKS have released a new single "Electric Nights", the a second glimpse on their upcoming album "The Hands Of Time", out March 8th, 2019.

“’Electric Nights’ is about getting lost and driving endless miles through endless nights without any purpose or destination other than simply losing yourself and finding the truth in the present instead. We’ve all been there and once we fixed the theme, the music came naturally. We wrote and recorded the song in less than a day,” comments THE PICTUREBOOKS.

Along with the upcoming album, THE PICTUREBOOKS recently announced their UK & EU Headline Tour and before releasing "The Hands Of Time" THE PICTUREBOOKS will be on the road in Canada together with MONSTER TRUCK, see all the dates below.

Today's tune "Electric Nights" is taken from the album "The Hands Of Time", out March 8th, 2019. Directed by THE PICTUREBOOKS and Claus Grabke, filmed and edited by Claus Grabke, Danny Kötter, "Putte" Backlund, Paul Joy, Olivia Johnston and Fynn Claus Grabke. This video was filmed on tour throughout Europe in 2018. Enjoy!

Upcoming tourdates:


FEB 06 Capitol Ballroom Wednesday, 7:00PM Victoria, Canada*
FEB 07 Venue Thursday, 7:00PM Vancouver, Canada*
FEB 09 Venue Saturday, 7:00PM Vancouver, Canada*
FEB 12 Cactus Jacks Tuesday, 7:00PM Kamloops, Canada*
FEB 13 The Palace Theatre Wednesday, 7:00PM Calgary, Canada*
FEB 15 Station on Jasper Friday, 7:00PM Edmonton, Canada*
FEB 16 Station on Jasper Saturday, 7:00PM Edmonton, Canada*
FEB 17 Louis Sunday, 7:00PM Saskatoon, Canada*
FEB 19 Pyramid Tuesday, 7:00PM Winnipeg, Canada*
FEB 22 Maxwell’s Concerts and Events Friday, 7:00PM Waterloo, Canada*
FEB 23 The Opera House Saturday, 8:00PM Toronto, Canada*
FEB 26 Rumrunners Tuesday, 7:00PM London, Canada*
FEB 27 The Ale House Wednesday, 7:00PM Kingston, Canada*
MAR 01 Corona Theatre Friday, 7:00PM Montreal, Canada*

APR 06 Helldorado Saturday, 10:00AM Vitoria Gasteiz, Spain
APR 07 Wurlitzer Ballroom Sunday, 10:00AM Madrid, Spain
APR 08 Rocksound Monday, 10:00AM Barcelona, Spain
APR 10 Club Volta Wednesday, 10:00AM Cologne, Germany
APR 11 Dynamo Werk 21 Thursday, 10:00AM Zurich, Switzerland
APR 12 Hansa 39 Friday, 10:00AM Munich, Germany
APR 14 Chelsea Sunday, 10:00AM Vienna, Austria
APR 15 Robot Monday, 10:00AM Budapest, Hungary
APR 16 Café v lese Tuesday, 10:00AM Prague, Czech Republic
APR 18 BiNuu Thursday, 10:00AM Berlin, Germany
APR 20 Bastard Club Saturday, 10:00AM Osnabrück, Germany
APR 21 Übel & Gefährlich Sunday, 10:00AM Hamburg, Germany
APR 23 Debaser Strand Tuesday, 10:00AM Stockholm, Sweden
APR 24 Beta Wednesday, 10:00AM Copenhagen, Denmark
APR 26 Spring Break Festival (Minoga) Friday, 10:00AM Poznan, Poland
APR 28 ClubCANN Sunday, 10:00AM Stuttgart, Germany
APR 29 Das Bett Monday, 10:00AM Frankfurt, Germany
APR 30 De Zwerver Tuesday, 10:00AM Leffinge, Belgium

MAY 01 Melkweg Upstairs Wednesday, 10:00AM Amsterdam, Netherlands
MAY 03 Asylum 2 Friday, 10:00AM Birmingham, United Kingdom
MAY 05 King Tuts Sunday, 10:00AM Glasgow, United Kingdom
MAY 06 Cluny 2 Monday, 10:00AM Newcastle, United Kingdom
MAY 08 Deaf Institute Wednesday, 10:00AM Manchester, United Kingdom
MAY 09 Exchange Thursday, 10:00AM Bristol, United Kingdom
MAY 10 Underworld Friday, 10:00AM London, United Kingdom
MAY 11 La Boule Noire Saturday, 10:00AM Paris, France

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Tuesday 22 January 2019

Messa - Leah

The Italian MESSA plays an evoking doom metal with a dark jazz twist. Deliciously haunting female vocals, rhodes piano and 70’s fuzz guitars combine to conjure a sound that is all of their own. It's like a mix between a doomy JEX THOTH with BOHREN UND DER CLUB OF GORE atmosphere, topped with URFAUST and John Coltrane, interesting, hell yeah.

The band has moved from the droning occult doom of their first LP "Belfry" to a new, darker and more atmospheric approach clearly showcased in their new record "Feast for Water", a concept album centered on the introspective, symbolic and ritual features of the liquid element.

The Italian 4-piece band MESSA emerged on the first day of 2014. The extreme diversity of their musical background immediately proved to be essential in the construction of the band’s sound: Prog, Black Metal, Punk, Dark Ambient, jazz, Blues and Doom. all those influences have been channeled into a sonic cauldron that the band defines “Scarlet Doom”

“a belfry obscuring your mind, calling you to come by...  
leaving scarlet velvet behind you.”

MESSA consists of:

MARCO MESSA bass/guitars (the sade, sultan bathery)
SARA voice (restos humanos)
ALBERTO lead guitar (glincolti, douge)
MISTYR drums (nox interitus,Sterbenzeit)

MESSA is out touring with SABBATH ASSEMBLY, I will do my best to check them out when they come to Stockhom, to bad that MESSA ain't following them here, see the dates for MESSA tour below.

Today's tune "Leah", the third track from "Feast for Water" album, released April 2018 on Aural Music, Video by Laura Sans, Written and shot by Laura Sans and Marco Messa, enjoy!

“Blood and Water Tour 2019”

DE – 02/05 Mannheim, 7er Club
DE – 03/05 Dudefest Karlsruhe
FR – 04/05 Paris, Glazart
UK – 05/05 Desertfest London
BE – 06/05 TBA
DE – 07/05 Leipzig, Ilses Erika
AT – 08/05 Linz, Kapu
PL – 09/05 Krakow, Alchemia
PL – 10/05 Warsaw, Hydrozagadka
PL – 11/05 Into the Abyss Festival, Wroclaw
DE – 12/05 Berlin, Berghain Kantine

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Monday 21 January 2019

Soilwork - Verkligheten

Monday, new week, time to introduce "Record Of The Week".

"Verkligheten" (Swedish for "Reality"), SOILWORKs 11th album, released January 11, 2019. It is the first album to feature drummer Bastian Thusgaard as the replacement of longtime member Dirk Verbeuren. The album's release also marks the longest gap between SOILWORK studio albums to date, with their previous album, "The Ride Majestic", having been released nearly three and a half years earlier.

That SOILWORK is known for is well crafted tunes and with the latest release "Verkligheten" they have once again showed how to make great tunes that is easy to grasp even though there is a complexity in their creation and their way to blend aggression and grandeur. It's very easy to shake your legs to their music, it's very melodic, hard and extremely well played with a great swing and punch that just tickling the ear canals with lovely sounds.

The album opens up with the title tune "Verkligheten", a beautiful instrumental intro before the album second tune "Arrival" explodes with freaking guitar riffs signed David Andersson and Sylvain Coudret, mean bass licks by Taylor Nordberg, thunderous blast beats by Bastian Thusgaard, along with a superb harsh and soft vocals by the main man Björn Strid. "Full Moon Shoals", is a real beauty, melodic, harsh and very progressive. "The Nurturing Glance" opens up with a neatly intro before it erupts into a heavy melodic mayhem, catchy with a great swing. "When The Universe Spoke" and "Needles and Kin" (featuring Tomi Joutsen from AMORPHIS) are two highlights, both with deadly blastbeats with a superb riffing and hooks to die for. The electromagnet beauty "Stålfågel"(featuring Alissa White-Gluz ARCH ENEMY) is another killer tune with big catchy choruses that force you to squeeze the volume even more. Screamadelic tunes like "Bleeder Despoiler" and "The Wolves Are Back in Town" are some neat tunes. "The Ageless Whisper" have some catchy hooks, riffing and magic middle play. The half paced tune "You Aquiver" (featuring Dave Sheldon) with it's immensely hummable hooks ends this strong album, nice to see that you guys are back and that it sounds so good after 20 years, well done.

Sum: This is a top-notch melodic death metal album and a superb way to start the new year.

Today's tune "Full Moon Shoals", taken from "Verkligheten", enjoy!

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Sunday 20 January 2019

Dare - Abandon

Sunday, time for a classic!

DARE are a rock band from Oldham, England, fronted by THIN LIZZY keyboard player Darren Wharton. They formed in 1985 and have released ten albums to date, nine studio and one live. An eleventh album will be released in 2019.

Today's tune "Abandon" is taken from the bands debut album "Out of the Silence" It was released in 1988 on A&M Records. It was recorded in Los Angeles at singer, Joni Mitchell's private studio in Beverly Hills. The lineup for this album consisted of Darren Wharton (vocals/keyboards), Vinny Burns (guitars), Martin 'Shelley' Shelton (bass), James Ross (drums), and Brian Cox (keyboards). Enjoy!

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Saturday 19 January 2019

Delain - Masters Of Destiny

DELAIN is a Dutch symphonic metal band formed in 2002 by former WITHIN TEMPTATION keyboardist Martijn Westerholt, and Charlotte Wessels. The name of the band comes from the Kingdom of Delain in Stephen King's novel, The Eyes of the Dragon.

The band announced a new EP titled "Hunter's Moon" on December 13, 2018. The EP will be released on February 22, 2019. It is the first album to feature Joey de Boer on drums.

"Hunter's Moon consists of four new tunes, a live album and a live Blue-Ray disc.

The band’s guitarists step to the forefront in composing two tracks exclusive to this release in "This Silence Is Mine" (Timo Somers) and "Art Kills" (Merel Bechtold). The live portion of the release will take you on a cinematic journey to the Danse Macabre Tour in Utrecht’s Tivoli Vredenburg. The majority of the live album features the deep tones of NIGHTWISH’s Marco Hietala and includes the hits like "Nothing Left", "Your Body Is A Battleground" and "Control The Storm".

The first single and today's tune "Master of Destiny", of the EP was released on January 11, 2019

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Friday 18 January 2019

Jinjer - Perennial

JINJER is a Ukrainian female fronted band which plays a mixture of progressive metalcore and groove metal, with some inlays of funk, reggae and jazz, though on their second LP the band shifted a bit to death metal of the European school.

JINJER was formed in 2010 when Tatiana Shmailyuk joined the guys as a vocalist. In 2013, the band were acknowledged as the best metal band of the year in Ukraine.

JINJER have been working frantically on a mind-blowing soundscape only they can do justice for and one that shatters all comparisons. Their third album "King of Everything" catapulted this Ukrainian juggernaut into the collective consciousness of the Metal universe and their new EP "Micro" undoubtedly cements itself as another milestone in the history of JINJER. The first single ‘Ape‘ is nothing short of a groove-laden kick in the guts wake up call, full of flickering sonic fury and melodic flashes, while the Micro EP in itself is an emotionally charged trip ranging from caressing to traumatizing and loaded with world-class grooves that can only leave you wanting more.

JINJER consists of:

Tatiana Shmailyuk - vocals
Roman Ibramkhalilov - guitars
Eugene Kostyuk - bass
Vladislav Ulasevish - drums

JINJER is out touring atm with AMORPHIS and SOILWORK.

Today's tune "Perennial" taken from the brand new EP “Micro”, released via Napalm Records on January 11th 2019, enjoy.

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Thursday 17 January 2019

Silvertomb - Insomnia

Possessed by the light and dark, SILVERTOMB harkens back to native and Egyptian mythologies where death was not feared, but embraced as a transformation.

SILVERTOMB marks the return of TYPE O NEGATIVE guitarist Kenny Hickey and drummer Johnny Kelly in their first new project since the death of TYPE O NEGATIVE frontman Peter Steele in 2010. The band's debut album, currently in production, is a eulogy to Steele featuring Hickey on guitars and vocals, Kelly on drums, NYC hardcore veterans Joseph James (AGNOSTIC FRONT) and bassist HENRY BELFOR (SEVENTH VOID, INHUMAN) and guitarist/keyboardist Aaron Joos (EMPYREON).

In death comes new life... SILVERTOMB.

Today's tune "Insomnia" is the first single released from their upcoming debut album.

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Wednesday 16 January 2019

At The Gates - The Mirror Black

To enhance the next cycle of activity for their acclaimed current album "To Drink From The Night Itself" and to stress beginning of their massive European tour with BEHEMOTH and WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, Swedish melodic Death Metal pioneers AT THE GATES are now releasing a strictly limited 7" EP entitled "The Mirror Black".

This collector item features the two songs "The Mirror Black" and "Daggers Of Black Haze" off the album "To Drink From The Night Itself" in the versions that come with guest vocals by Rob Miller (Amebix, Tau Cross). This special release with street date of January 11th, 2019 (The first date of the European tour!) and pre-sale start of today, comes limited to 1000x copies worldwide, split up as follows: Black 7Inch: 400x copies (CM Distro Europe Wholesale & Onlineshop) Golden 7Inch: 100x copies (CM Europe Onlineshop) Clear 7Inch: 300x copies (CM Distro Europe Wholesale & Onlineshop) Transparent Red 7Inch: 200x copies (Exclusively from the band on tour), get the chance to grab a copy, see the tour dates below.

Today's tune "The Mirror Black (Featuring Rob Miller)". Video by Costin Chioreanu / Twilight13Media, Filmed by Costin Chioreanu and Gina Sandulescu, Actors: Andrei Tudorache and Ioana Dragan, enjoy!


10.01.2019 Frankfurt (Germany) - Batschkapp
11.01.2019 Munich (Germany) - Tonhalle
12.01.2018 Prague (Czech Republic) - Forum Karlin
13.01.2019 Vienna (Austria) - Arena * Sold out!
15.01.2019 Zurich (Switzerland) - Komplex 457
16.01.2019 Milano (Italy) - Alcatraz
17.01.2019 Lyon (France) - Le Transbordeur
18.01.2019 Barcelona (Spain) - Razzmatazz
19.01.2019 Madrid (Spain) - La Riviera
21.01.2019 Toulouse (France) - Le Bikini
22.01.2019 Paris (France) - Bataclan
23.01.2019 Oberhausen (Germany) - Turbinenhalle
24.01.2019 Berlin (Germany) - Huxleys
25.01.2019 Copenhagen (Denmark) - Vega
26.01.2019 Stockholm (Sweden) - Annexet
27.01.2019 Oslo (Norway) - Rockefeller
29.01.2019 Helsinki (Finland) - The Circus
30.01.2019 Tampere (Finland) - Pakkahuone
01.02.2019 Hamburg (Germany) - Grosse Freiheit 36
02.02.2019 Utrecht (The Netherlands) - TivoliVredenburg
03.02.2019 Brussels (Belgium) - Ancienne Belgique
04.02.2019 Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg) - Rockhal
06.02.2019 Bristol (UK) - The Marble Factory
07.02.2019 Birmingham (UK) - O2 Institute
08.02.2019 London (UK) - O2 Forum Kentish Town
09.02.2019 Manchester (UK) - O2 Ritz * Sold out!
10.02.2019 Dublin (Ireland) - Vicar Street
11.02.2019 Glasgow (UK) - QM Union

AT THE GATES – Live 2019:

02.03.2019 Umeå (Sweden) - House Of Metal Festival
22.03.2019 Kiev (Ukraine) - Pochayna Event Hall + Powerwolf
23.03.2019 Moscow (Russia) - Zil Arena
25.03.2019 St. Petersburg (Russia) - Club Zal
12.04.2019 Tilburg (The Netherlands) - Roadburn Festival
25.04.2019 Brisbane (Australia) - Triffid + The Haunted & Witchery
26.04.2019 Sydney (Australia) - Manning Bar + The Haunted & Witchery
27.04.2019 Melbourne (Australia) - Max Watt’s + The Haunted & Witchery
05.-08.06.2019 Sölvesborg (Sweden) - Sweden Rock Festival
15.-18.08.2019 St-Nolff (France) - Motorcultor Festival

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Tuesday 15 January 2019

Misery Index - New Salem

Baltimore, Maryland, death metal outfit MISERY INDEX has released two tunes from their upcoming album is titled "Rituals of Power" and will hit streets on March 8 through Season of Mist.

The album was recorded last year with producer and engineer Erik Rutan (MORBID ANGEL, CANNIBAL CORPSE) and subsequently mixed by Will Putney (PIG DESTROYER, COUNTERPARTS).

MISERY INDEX has announced new European dates together with WORMROT and TRUTH CORRODED in the spring of 2019. The "Rituals Of Power: Phase 1" tour sees the band traveling through eight countries with a final curtain at the Turock in Essen, Germany before the festival season begins.

The artwork for "Rituals Of Power" was created by Raphael Gabrio

Today's tune "New Salem", a brand new video from MISERY INDEX. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Rituals Of Power". A video for the track, directed by Paul McGuire, enjoy!

Upcoming Tourdates:

MAR 05 Umeda CLub Quattro Melt-Banana Tuesday, 7:00PM Ōsaka-shi, Japan
MAR 06 Shibuya club QUATTRO Melt-Banana Wednesday, 7:00PM Shibuya-ku, Japan
MAR 23 Heidelberg Deathfest Saturday, 7:00PM Heidelberg, Germany
MAR 24 Z-Bau Nürnberg Sunday, 8:00PM Nürnberg, Germany
MAR 25 Escape Metalcorner Monday, 7:00PM Wien, Austria
MAR 26 Melodka Tuesday, 7:00PM Brno-střed, Czech Republic
MAR 27 Chemiefabrik Wednesday, 7:00PM Dresden, Germany
MAR 28 Goldgrube Thursday, 7:00PM Kassel, Germany
MAR 29 Cassiopeia Club Friday, 7:00PM Berlin, Germany
MAR 30 Grindhoven Fest Saturday, 7:00PM Eindhoven, Netherlands
MAR 31 Backstage Sunday, 7:00PM Munich, Germany
APR 01 Werk 21 Monday, 7:00PM Zürich, Switzerland
APR 02 Circolo Magnolia Tuesday, 7:00PM Segrate, Italy
APR 03 Usine Wednesday, 7:00PM Genf, Switzerland
APR 04 Glazart Thursday, 7:00PM Paris, France
APR 05 JH Zenith vzw Friday, 7:00PM Dendermonde, Belgium
APR 06 Turock Saturday, 7:00PM Essen, Germany
JUN 28 Protzen Open Air Friday, 7:00PM Protzen, Germany
JUL 04 Obsene Extreme Festival Thursday, 7:00PM Trutnov, Czech Republic
JUL 06 Resurrection Fest Saturday, 7:00PM Viveiro, Spain

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Monday 14 January 2019

Chapel Of Disease - ...And As We Have Seen The Storm, We Have Embraced The Eye

Monday, time to introduce this years first "Record Of The Week"

German Death Metal legends CHAPEL OF DISEASE released their 3rd full length album "…And As We Have Seen The Storm", We Have Embraced The Eye” released the 23rd of November 2018.

"…And As We Have Seen The Storm, We Have Embraced The Eye" is a 6 track of electrifying death with a great blend of styles and many unexpected turns that makes this a 47 minutes amazing musical experience.

You will get all from melodic and heavy part, amazing guitar works, guttural vocals, death metal, black metal rock, even Mark Knopfler will play a solo for you, well the last one is not true, but it sounds like him (: It's a very creative album.

The album opens up with a impressing tune "Void Of Words", guitar picking, massive chaotic drumming, wonderful melody, guttural vocals along with amazing melodic guitar work and a neatly guitar ending aka Mark Knopfler and the tune ends beautifully and continues onto the next  "Oblivious / Obnoxious / Defiant" with a more sharper layout, stylish loops with cleaver solos in a tune that builds up along the way, the melodic and monotone guitar sling in the end gives me goose bumps. In "Song of the Gods" that starts with a long guitar flicker intro before a enthralling guitar sling takes over and begins the tune, the sling lives true the tune that really sounds great. The forth tune "Null" is one of the longest track on the album, over 9 minutes of chugs, hard riffing, violent drumming and a harsh vocal with a very melodic riffing and the bluesy mid piece that comes from nowhere and I just love it. "1.000 Different Paths" starts of as a doomy goth piece, very melodic and with a vocal that reminds of Jaz Coleman. Half way thru the tune changes shapes to an instrumental love pit. The album ends with "The Sound Of Shallow Grey", the second long running tune on the album, with it's 9 plus minutes forces true on all fronts, melodic and riffy.

"…And As We Have Seen The Storm, We Have Embraced The Eye" is an excellent album that would have been placed high on the years best off list if it had come to my knowledge earlier, got this on my lap in the middle of December.   

Sum: A fantastic surprise that you can't be without when you give it a turn.

The band consists of:

Laurent T. (Vox & Guitars)
Cedric T. (Guitars)
Christian K. (Bass)
David D. (Drums)

Today's tune "Song Of The Gods" taken from the 3rd album " ...And As We Have Seen The Storm, We Have Embraced The Eye", enjoy!

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