In Flames has released the official lyric video for the song “Here Until Forever,” which can be viewed inside. The track is taken from the band’s latest album, Battles (review), which was released last November via Nuclear Blast in all territories excluding North America and Scandinavia and Eleven Seven Music Group in the U.S. (more…)
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Arch Enemy release new live video for “War Eternal”; DVD/Blu-ray ‘As The Stages Burn!’ out March 31stPosted: January 30, 2017 by Jeffrey Maki in News, Videos
Tags: Alissa White-Gluz, Arch Enemy, As The Stages Burn, BluRay, Century Media, Death Metal, DVD, extreme metal, female-fronted metal, melodic death metal, Michael Amott, New Releases, sweden
The new video was filmed at Wacken 2016 and is featured on the Arch Enemy’s upcoming live DVD/Blu-ray As The Stages Burn!, which comes out March 31st. As The Stages Burn! will be available as a Ltd. Deluxe CD+DVD+Blu-ray Box Set (EU), Ltd Edition CD+DVD Digipak, Gatefold 2LP+DVD, and as digital album. Watch it inside and pre-order now! (more…)
Tags: Amon Amarth, Carolina Rebellion, Death Metal, extreme metal, Festivals, Goatwhore, Jomsviking, melodic death metal, Metal Blade, Northern Invasion, Rock on the Range, sweden, Tour Dates, Viking metal, Welcome to Rockville, World's Loudest Month
After touring the world this past year in support of their new album, Jomsviking (Live Metal #8 Album of 2016), Amon Amarth will head back out on the road this spring for a USA tour with Goatwhore! Starting April 30th, the trek also features select appearances by Amon Amarth at some of the nation’s premier music festivals: “Welcome to Rockville”, “Carolina Rebellion”, “Dark Lord Day”, “Northern Invasion”, and “Rock on the Range”. (more…)
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Extreme metal giants Arch Enemy have now launched the first trailer for their upcoming live DVD/Bluray “As The Stages Burn!” which will be released on March 31st, 2017.
Featuring footage of their headline performance at WACKEN OPEN AIR 2016, marking the pinnacle of a highly successful album campaign in support of War Eternal, “As The Stages Burn!” highlights an impressive live production fans have never seen before! (more…)
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So the ball may have dropped long ago on 2016, which many deemed a dreadful year for entertainment due to many high-profile celebrity deaths. While our genre has lost some legends in recent years, hard rock and metal continue to thrive. I see bands rising and carrying the torch. We have the “world’s loudest month” in the U.S. for rock festivals. Metal is the most streamed genre on Spotify. Newer bands of all types of rock and metal subgenres continue to open eyes and ears not just here, but as always, worldwide. As usual, my list came down to the albums that not only initially knocked me on my ass, but also had me coming back time and time again. It mostly comprises reliable favorites, but there are a couple new surprise entries, as well.
First, we’ll start with a few honorable mentions: (more…)
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Review by Jeff Maki
Only a weekend had passed since In Flames released its 12th studio album, Battles, and despite my less-than-enthusiastic review (read here), I was still ecstatic to be seeing the Swedish metal pioneers kick off their U.S. co-headlining tour with Hellyeah at the Fillmore Silver Spring. Since I discovered the band in 2004, its albums have been my go-tos time after time, even as the years have gone by. (more…)
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Review by Jeff Maki
There was a turning point in the evolution of In Flames’ sound in the early 2000s. Fans cite either 2002’s Reroute to Remain, (which featured more clean singing, melody and even a borderline country music song) or 2004’s Soundtrack to Your Escape (an industrial metal album, which, at the time, was its most commercial-sounding release to date) as the albums that “abandoned” the band’s signature melodeath sound. Come Clarity (2006), A Sense of Purpose (2008) and Sounds of a Playground Fading (2011) rode the fine line of heaviness and accessibility, and even yielded some new fan favorites along the way. Then came Siren Charms (2014,) and for many of the fans still left, this was the final nail in the coffin. I’ve been a fan of most of In Flames’ post-melodeath era albums, even Siren Charms. The album had a somber mood and explosive parts throughout. But now with In Flames’ 12th studio album, Battles, and yet more drastic changes in sound and personnel, will they be able to retain me as a fan? (more…)
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Legendary melodic metal act In Flames announce the release of their twelfth full-length studio album Battles, out November 11 via Eleven Seven Music in the North America and Nuclear Blast globally excluding North America. Recorded in Los Angeles, the 15-track album sees the band taking a new approach while staying true to their vision and encompassing their unique, signature sound. In Flames brought in Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson (Papa Roach, My Chemical Romance, The Used) as a collaborator on Battles, creating an album that speaks to all In Flames fans alike.
“I think being in California really affected this album in the sense that we had a studio in the house that we were staying at and the vibe was really relaxed which lent itself to productivity,” says vocalist Anders Fridén. “It really helped having a producer who could make us focus on what we needed to accomplish and keep us on track,” he adds. “This was a very new approach for us because we’ve never let anyone else in the way we did with Howard,” says guitarist Björn Gelotte.
Confidence and palpable excitement is dripping all over Battles. The instantly infectious “take the power back” anthem “The Truth,” will hit radio airwaves this Friday, but fans can get a first taste of the new album with the unveiling of new track “The End” off the upcoming album. It will be available via streaming partners starting tomorrow 8/26. (more…)
Tags: 90s metal, Carcass, Deafheaven, Death Metal, extreme metal, heavy metal, Inter Arma, Live Metal, melodic death metal, Surgical Steel, Tour Dates
British metal icons Carcass, will return to North America for a headlining tour this November! Joining them are shoegaze infused black metallers Deafheaven and doom merchants Inter Arma. Tickets go on sale everywhere starting Friday, August 26th at 10 am local time. View tour dates inside! (more…)
Tags: Alissa White-Gluz, Arch Enemy, heavy metal, Jeff Loomis, Live Metal, melodic death metal, Michael Amott, sweden, Wacken Open Air Festival, War Eternal
Check out pro-shot footage of Arch Enemy’s full set from the Wacken Open Air Festival 2016 in Germany. During a press conference on the day prior to its performance, guitarist Michael Amott revealed that the band has plans for a live release and have written a “handful of new songs” with its latest addition to the band, guitarist Jeff Loomis (Nevermore). The follow-up to 2014’s War Eternal (review) will be the first studio album featuring Loomis and second with vocalist Alissa White-Gluz. Watch the live set inside! (more…)
Tags: 90s metal, Carcass, Crowbar, Death Metal, extreme metal, Ghoul, Heartwork, heavy metal, melodic death metal, Night Demon, Surgical Steel, Tour Dates
British metal icons Carcass will return to North America next week for their One Foot In The Grave 2016 headlining tour. Set to commence on July 16th and level nearly two dozen stages through August 6th, the journey includes performances at Chicago Open Air Festival as well as Heavy MTL. Support will be provided by Crowbar, Ghoul, and Night Demon. The band’s latest stateside journey follows their recent and successful assault on North American soil alongside labelmates Slayer and Testament. (more…)
Tags: 90s metal, Baltimore, Death Metal, Demanufacture, extreme metal, Fear Factory, industrial metal, melodic death metal, soilwork, sweden
The pioneers of industrial-tinged extreme metal, Fear Factory, will embark on a U.S. headlining tour next month. Support on the trek, which will see the band perform its classic second album Demanufacture in its entirety, will come from Swedish metallers Soilwork.