KING DIAMOND News

King Diamond releases new single, « Masquerade of Madness » As previously announced, King Diamond has revealed the title and theme for the first studio album in 12 years: The Institute! For a preview of this upcoming record, the new single, « Masquerade of Madness », has been launched today. Mixed by Andy Larocque and King Diamond at Sonic Train Studios, « Masquerade of Madness » can be heard at: https://kdcoven.lnk.to/masquerade King Diamond comments: « ‘Masquerade of Madness’ is one of the first King Diamond studio songs in a long time. It will be featured on a future two album horror concept story, of which the first…

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MIDNIGHT News

Midnight reveals details for new album, ‘Rebirth by Blasphemy‘ – now available for pre-order On January 24th, Midnight will release their new album, Rebirth by Blasphemy, via Metal Blade Records. « ‘Rebirth By Blasphemy’ is a rebirth, » states Midnight‘s sole driving force, Athenar. « It’s a change in life and it’s a rebirth of doing whatever the fuck you want and seeing what happens after that. It’s about saying yes, taking opportunities, taking a fucking chance. » These sentiments are backed up by the notorious – and prolific – underground band’s trademark blend of speed metal, black metal and punk rock, sounding both…

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SURMA News/ Signature avec Metal Blade Records

SURMA News/ Signature avec Metal Blade Records Photo credit: Kryštof Peterka Metal Blade Records is proud to welcome Surma to its worldwide roster! Founded in 2018 by Viktorie Surmová (Bohemian Metal Rhapsody) and Heri Joensen (Týr), Surma is symphonic, progressive heavy metal at its finest. Fans can expect the debut album from this group to be released in 2020 via Metal Blade Records. Surma comments: « We are overjoyed to announce that we have signed a contract with Metal Blade Records for three albums. We have been working on the music for a year now and we are very satisfied…

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FRACTAL UNIVERSE News/ Vidéo live  » Fundamental Dividing Principle »

FRACTAL UNIVERSE News/ Vidéo live  » Fundamental Dividing Principle » Earlier this year, Fractal Universe released their new full-length, Rhizomes of Insanity, via Metal Blade Records, and toured across Europe in support of it. During their album release show at Le Gueulard+ in Nilvange, France, on April 19th, 2019, the band recorded their performance, where they played Rhizomes of Insanity in its entirety, along with some fan favorites. To see the first video from this set Shot by Vincent Tournaud, the complete live show will be posted soon. See below for…

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ANGEL WITCH News/ Vidéo  » Death From Andromeda « 

ANGEL WITCH News/ Vidéo  » Death From Andromeda «  In the wake of their brand new album, Angel Of Light – already being described by some as the band’s finest work since the legendary debut – Angel Witch are proud to present their first bona fide music video since their eponymous single nearly forty years ago: the incendiary and extraterrestrial-themed « Death From Andromeda« . To watch the video, please visit: The handiwork of the Brighton-based production team Wild Stag Studio, this six minute piece forms a homage of sorts to the…

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DVNE News/ Signature avec Metal Blade Records

DVNE News/ Signature avec Metal Blade Records Photo credit: Alan Swan Metal Blade Records is proud to welcome Dvne to its worldwide roster! Founded in 2013, Dvne is a 5-piece progressive rock/metal band from Edinburgh, Scotland. With highly dynamic compositions venturing from delicate and intricate melodies to crushing and brutal soundscapes, Dvne’s music takes its listeners through a deeply emotional journey filled with dystopian thematics, grand narrative, and other-worldly landscapes. Fans can expect their upcoming 2nd full-length album – and Metal Blade debut – in 2020. Dvne comments: « We are…

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ANGEL WITCH News

Angel Witch launches second single, « Condemned » On November 1st, Angel Witch will release their fifth full-length, Angel of Light, via Metal Blade Records. Angel Witch‘s 1980 eponymous debut on Bronze records created shockwaves that would resonate throughout the nascent realm of thrash, doom and death metal. Now, nearly four decades later, the band remain custodians of a style that transcends era and archetype. For a preview of their upcoming record, Angel of Light, the second single, « Condemned », can now be heard at :  « Condemned » is also available as a flexi disc for subscribers in the…

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CIRITH UNGOL News/ Vidéo  » Join the Legion « 

Cirith Ungol launches live video for « Join The Legion » from upcoming live album/DVD, ‘I’m Alive’ On October 25th, Cirith Ungol will release their new live album/DVD, I’m Alive, via Metal Blade Records. Capturing Cirith Ungol at the peak of their darkened, mystical powers before a rapturous crowd at the Up the Hammers festival in Athens, Greece, this recording showcases the magic and might of the band onstage. It’s accompanied by additional performances recorded at the Hammer of Doom (2017) and Rock Hard Festivals (2018) in Germany. For this monumental release, a special in-depth documentary spanning 2…

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NEAERA News

Neaera: ‘Forging The Eclipse’ and ‘Ours Is The Storm’ vinyl re-issues now available via Metal Blade Records On October 25th, Metal Blade Records will finish re-issuing the Neaera catalogue chronologically on vinyl. After releasing the first four albums (The Rising Tide Of Oblivion, Let The Tempest Come, Armamentarium,Omnicide), it’s time for Forging The Eclipse and Ours Is The Storm to get the Metal Blade vinyl treatment. See below for available versions; pre-order your copies now at Indie Merch : https://www.indiemerch.com/metalbladerecords/search/?q=Neaera-Reissues-2019 Forging The Eclipse – 180g black vinyl – white vinyl (ltd. 300 – EU-exclusive) – red-black marbled vinyl (ltd. 200…

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