BARB WIRE DOLLS Personify Punk Rock with New Album Desperate – Out July 29, 2016 via Motörhead Music/UDR

BARB WIRE DOLLS are one of the most vital new bands in music today, representing all that is inspiring and furious about rock and roll. The band intelligently weaves sub-genres of punk, grunge, and metal, producing an urgent sound that is truly unique. Hailing from an artist commune on the island of Crete, the band sold everything they owned and left crisis-ridden Greece in 2010 for Los Angeles, at the invite of legendary KROQ DJ Rodney Bingenheimer. Upon their arrival in California, BARB WIRE DOLLS immediately sold out the world famous Roxy Theatre in Hollywood, boasting a live show that is second to none.

Continue reading BARB WIRE DOLLS Personify Punk Rock with New Album Desperate – Out July 29, 2016 via Motörhead Music/UDR

Zephyra ”Words Of a Demagogue” Released Today!

ZEPHYRA – Words Of A Demagogue

From their upcoming album; ”As The World Collapses”.

ZEPHYRA – A four piece metal band from Borås, Sweden.
With Åsa´s distinctive female vocals,
Zephyra provides a quite unique sound in the metal genre,
with the roots in thrash and melodic death metal.

Since the official start back in 2011, the band has released a couple of EP:s, played shows around Sweden, done live shows on the radio, and frequently been aired in american and british radio shows.
After signing a record deal in 2014, the debut album; ‘Mental Absolution’ was released on Wormholedeath label in December, and the first official video from the album came out the month after.
In March, the album was released in Japan, and a new official video came along with the release.

Since the spring of 2015, all focus have been on the pre production, recordings and planning of the upcoming, second album; ‘As The World Collapses’. The album was produced and recorded during the last quarter of the year, and will be released on the fall of 2016. Some live shows and festivals was added to the schedule, and that made 2015 a very busy year.
2016 has a lot in it´s hands right now, and the album release with all that comes along with it is definitely the biggest part right now.

Zephyra brings a professional, energetic attitude on stage, and always deliver a 200% show.
When it comes to bringing the fans a great show, there´s just one way to do it: To the max!

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Åsa Netterbrant – Vocals
Tony Netterbrant – Guitar
Tobias Oja – Bass
Kujtim Gashi – Drums

EPICA To Join Forces With POWERWOLF For European Tour

Dutch symphonic metal stars EPICA and German heavy metal giants POWERWOLF are teaming up for a European tour in early 2017. This impressive co-headline tour comes in support of the highly awaited new EPICA album, “The Holographic Principle”, which is due on September 30, 2016 release and POWERWOLF‘s spectacular DVD, “The Metal Mass Live”, which will arrive on July 29. Continue reading EPICA To Join Forces With POWERWOLF For European Tour

DORO: ‘Love Me In Black’ Performance Clip From ‘Strong And Proud’ DVD

German metal queen Doro Pesch celebrated the 30th anniversary of performing live during 2013 and 2014 by touring the world extensively for a year and by playing three official anniversary shows.

The tour kicked off impressively in front of 85,000 people at the world’s biggest metal festival, Wacken Open Air, followed by two sold-out nights in her hometown, Dusseldorf, where she also started her outstanding career.

And everyone came to party with Doro: Phil Campbell (MOTÖRHEAD), Biff Byford (SAXON), Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE), Blaze Bayley (ex-IRON MAIDEN), Joakim Brodén (SABATON), Hansi Kürsch (BLIND GUARDIAN), Udo Dirkschneider, Uli Jon Roth, LORDI as well as many more amazing guests — the list of stars who celebrated the metal queen on stage comes across like a “Who’s Who” of the rock and metal scene.

Three decades of Doro — three unforgettable nights — forever captured on three DVDs and two Blu-rays; including an two-hour-plus great music movie, which delivers deep insights behind the scenes and inside the heart of Doro. Nuclear Blast will release this incredible Doro anniversary package, titled “Strong And Proud – 30 Years Of Rock And Metal”, on June 24. It is a fantastic memory for everyone who has seen Doro live worldwide during her anniversary and a revelation for all fans of good, hard rock music and classy live performance with blood, sweat and tears.

A performance clip of the song “Love Me In Black”, taken from “Strong And Proud – 30 Years Of Rock And Metal”, can be seen below.

Says Doro: “We spent endless hours, days and nights working on the DVD, because we wanted to present a real highlight for all rock and metal fans for the 30th anniversary. We took care of every detail. It began already with the bombastic stage in Wacken, we worked one year on its design. In Dusseldorf, we even celebrated two nights in a row. One ‘Classic Night’ with a 40-piece orchestra and one ‘balls to the wall’ rock show on the second evening. It continued subsequently nonstop — with an anniversary tour, with led us to Russia, South America and my second home, the USA, among others.”

“Strong And Proud – 30 Years Of Rock And Metal” contains 38 songs in total, a full load of rock and metal, including all Doro classics, many old WARLOCK hits and ingenious cover versions of songs such as “Fear Of The Dark” (IRON MAIDEN) and “Balls To The Wall” (ACCEPT). The filming and cutting is phenomenal, and the sound crystal-clear. Once again, the packaging was drawn by Doro‘s favourite artist, Geoffrey Gillespie.

Additionally, “Strong And Proud – 30 Years Of Rock And Metal” offers a unique music movie with a two-hour plus documentary, “Behind The Curtain, Inside The Heart Of Doro”. It gives the spectator deep and detailed insights into the world of Doro.

Says Doro: “There’s always great impressions from all over the world and never before seen pictures from our life behind the stage. The camera team accompanied us for over one year everywhere and captured very emotional, intimate and human situations.”

“Strong And Proud – 30 Years Of Rock And Metal” will be released in the following formats:

– 2Blu-ray-Digi
– 3DVD-Digi
– CD
– Earbook
– 2LP (black) in gatefold
– 2LP (blue) in gatefold (mailorder + wholesale)
– 2LP (silver) in gatefold (mailorder exclusive)
– Earbook in tote bag (mailorder exclusive)

DVD1

30 Years Anniversary Show – Wacken Open Air

01. Intro
02. Wacken Anthem (We Are The Metalheads)
03. Burning The Witches
04. East Meets West (feat. Chris Boltendahl)
05. Raise Your Fist In The Air
06. Hellbound
07. Revenge
08. Earthshaker Rock
09. Breaking The Law (feat. Phil Campbell)
10. All We Are (feat. Eric Fish, Joakim Brodén & CORVUS CORAX)

30 Years Anniversary Show – Classic Night

11. Touch Of Evil
12. On The Run
13. Fear Of The Dark (feat. Blaze Bayley)
14. The Night Of The Warlock
15. You’re My Family
16. Above The Ashes
17. Beyond The Trees
18. Hero
19. Princess Of The Dawn (feat. Udo Dirkschneider)
20. Dancing With An Angel (feat. Udo Dirkschneider)
21. Hard Rock Hallelujah (feat. LORDI)
22. Love Me In Black
23. Für Immer (Mix Clip Classic Night/Rock Night)

30 Years Anniversary Show – Rock Night

24. Raise Your Fist In The Air
25. Save My Soul
26. Running From The Devil
27. Without You
28. East Meets West (feat. Sabina Classen)
29. Rock Till Death (feat. Hansi Kürsch)
30. Bad Blood (feat. LORDI)
31. Denim And Leather (feat. Biff Byford)
32. Out Of Control
33. Wacken Anthem (We Are The Metalheads)
34. Metal Racer
35. Herzblut
36. Burn It Up
37. Balls To The Wall (feat. Udo Dirkschneider)
38. All We Are

DVD2

01. Behind The Curtain, Inside The Heart Of Doro (Documentary)

DVD3 – Bonus Concert Movie

30 Years Anniversary Show – Classic Night

01. Celebrate
02. Burn It Up
03. Breaking The Law
04. All We Are
05. Metal Racer

30 Years Anniversary Show – Rock Night

06. True As Steel
07. Evil
08. Egypt (The Chains Are On) (feat. Chris Caffery)
09. Revenge
10. Hellbound
11. You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ (feat. Biff Byford)
12. Fight
13. Drum Solo
14. Ich Will Alles (feat. Andy Brings)
15. Metal Tango
16. Unholy Love

30 Years Anniversary Show – Wacken Open Air

17. Metal Tango (feat. Eric Fish & Frau Schmitt)
18. Drum Solo
19. Für Immer (feat. Uli Jon Roth)

Rock Hard Festival 2015

20. Hellbound
21. Für Immer

Russia Tour 2015

22. Touch Of Evil
23. I Rule The Ruins

CD + Digital:

01. On The Run
02. Save My Soul
03. Raise Your Fist
04. Fear Of The Dark
05. Revenge
06. Earthshaker Rock
07. Without You
08. Rock Till Death
09. Egypt (The Chains Are On)
10. Für Immer
11. Hellbound
12. Balls To The Wall
13. You’re My Family
14. All We Are

Blu-ray 1

30 Years Anniversary Show – Wacken Open Air

01. Intro
02. Wacken Anthem (We Are The Metalheads)
03. Burning The Witches
04. East Meets West (feat. Chris Boltendahl)
05. Raise Your Fist In The Air
06. Hellbound
07. Revenge
08. Earthshaker Rock
09. Breaking The Law (feat. Phil Campbell)
10. All We Are (feat. Eric Fish, Joakim Brodén & CORVUS CORAX)

30 Years Anniversary Show – Classic Night

11. Touch Of Evil
12. On The Run
13. Fear Of The Dark (feat. Blaze Bailey)
14. The Night Of The Warlock
15. You’re My Family
16. Above The Ashes
17. Beyond The Trees
18. Hero
19. Princess Of The Dawn (feat. Udo Dirkschneider)
20. Dancing With An Angel (feat. Udo Dirkschneider)
21. Hard Rock Hallelujah (feat. LORDI)
22. Love Me In Black
23. Für Immer (Mix Clip Classic Night/Rock Night)

30 Years Anniversary Show – Rock Night

24. Raise Your Fist In The Air
25. Save My Soul
26. Running From The Devil
27. Without You
28. East Meets West (feat. Sabina Classen)
29. Rock Till Death (feat. Hansi Kürsch)
30. Bad Blood (feat. LORDI)
31. Denim And Leather (feat. Biff Byford)
32. Out Of Control
33. Wacken Anthem (We Are The Metalheads)
34. Metal Racer
35. Herzblut
36. Burn It Up
37. Balls To The Wall (feat. Udo Dirkschneider)
38. All We Are

Blu-ray 2

01. Behind The Curtain, Inside The Heart Of Doro (Documentary)

30 Years Anniversary Show – Classic Night

02. Celebrate
03. Burn It Up
04. Breaking The Law
05. All We Are
06. Metal Racer

30 Years Anniversary Show – Rock Night

07. True As Steel
08. Evil
09. Egypt (The Chains Are On) (feat. Chris Caffery)
10. Revenge
11. Hellbound
12. You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ (feat. Biff Byford)
13. Fight
14. Drum Solo
15. Ich Will Alles (feat. Andy Brings)
16. Metal Tango
17. Unholy Love

30 Years Anniversary Show – Wacken Open Air

18. Metal Tango (feat. Eric Fish & Frau Schmitt)
19. Drum Solo
20. Für Immer (feat. Uli Jon Roth)

Rock Hard Festival 2015

21. Hellbound
22. Für Immer

Russia Tour 2015

23. Touch Of Evil
24. I Rule The Ruins

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DELAIN announce European Headline Tour

Delainers, We’re coming to perform for you again! This fall we’ll do an extensive European headline tour, ticket links go up April 29th so stay tuned and please check out the press release below:

DELAIN are a restless spirit! Not only when it comes to their creative outlet but also taking a look at their live activities: DELAIN, who have garnered high praise in the entire rock and metal scene over the last few years, have just announced a full European tour for Fall 2016! Continue reading DELAIN announce European Headline Tour

Midnight Eternal

Location:   Unites States Genre: Symphonic Metal
Status: Active Current Label: Inner Wound Recordings
Years Active: 2014-?

Midnight Eternal is a symphonic metal band based out of New York City/NJ. The band was formed in March 2014 when two members of Operatika (Richard Fischer and Boris Zaks) invited Daniel Prestup (Rivera Bomma, Spider Rockets) and Mike LePond (Symphony X) to join them in recording a two-song demo. During the recording, the band acquired the talents of vocalist Raine Hilai based on her previous work in theater and her solo endeavor. The planned demo quickly evolved into the formation of a full-time band when it became apparent the group had something special on their hands. Shortly thereafter, Greg Manning (of Spider Rockets, Zamora) joined the band as permanent member taking over bass duties. Continue reading Midnight Eternal

Regina and Heiko from DuesterLust

DüsterLust is a Female-fronted Symphonic/Progressive Metal-Band that combines various styles of Metal with Classical Music and Electronic Sound Ideas.

In 2010 Philip and Heiko Seibert had the idea for a courageous band-project. After a long and difficult search for other musicians they found the Lyric Soprano Regina Beatrix Rumpel in January 2014. With her voice they had everything they needed to complete their songs and record them in a professional way.

So their first album “Unveil the Beauty” took shape and has been released in December 2014.

In May 2015 the band had to take down their whole internet-presence and to withdraw their album from sale because of a naming conflict.

But in October 2015 the band came out of the crisis stronger than before, started over with the powerful new name “DüsterLust” and introduced a new band member, their second guitarist Michél Greul.

Since February 2016 DüsterLust is signed with the Label FemMeropa. In the same year they will re-release their debut album with a new cover-artwork and three additional songs that will only be available on the physical release. Continue reading Regina and Heiko from DuesterLust

Celebrating the Women of Metal