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Formed: 1984
From: Albany, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Blacksmith News

Below is our complete Blacksmith news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

New Heaven And Hell Sampler Available

A new Heaven and Hell sampler titled "Over the Top" is now available for download courtesy of the label at this location. Below is the listing of the 21 tracks from each of the artists on the label, plus you get a sneak peek at their upcoming releases.

1.Dark Design- No Death
2.Witches Mark- Cauldron Boron
3.The Reticent- Enemy
4.False Prophet- Holy Deception
5.Eugenic Death- Medication Time
6.Dogbane- Fire and Brimstone
7.Overlorde S.R.- Keeper of the Flame
8.Blacksmith- The Beast
9.Ancient Creation- Apocalypse
10.Seventh Calling- Paid in Blood
11.M-16- Shot Down
12.Demontuary- Days of Infernal Insanity
13.Hellrazor- Darker Days
14.Ritual- Dark Star
15.Praetorius- Pirates of the West
16.Core Device- Trail the Vein
17.Overlord- White Witch
18.Twisted Tower Dire- A Dangerous Meeting
19.Thunderstick- Afraid of the Dark
20.Natu Sabverata- Godless State of Mind
21.ESP- Take ‘em Alive

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ArmyOfOne TV Posts Blacksmith Interview

Blacksmith guitarist David Smith talked to ArmyOfOneTV on May 2nd at The Loft in Poughkeepsie, NY. The band has been supporting Sabaton for a few shows on its Swedish Empire Tour 2012. Blacksmith is currently located out of Albany, NY but was formed in 1985 in NYC. The band released a couple of albums in the late eighties/early nineties, "Fire from Within" and "Time Out of Mind," the latter being shelved before release. The band has now released that album via Heaven & Hell records. David Smith discusses the current status of the band, upcoming albums and the tour schedule for Europe and North America.

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Heaven And Hell Records Releases 2012 Sampler

Heaven and Hell Records is issuing its new promo sampler as a free download by going to its website. It features cover art of the Westboro Baptist Church and tracks from fourteen artists. Check it out to get a sneak peek of the artists that Heaven and Hell Records has to offer.

1.Core Device- Revelations
2.Ancient Creation- Through Prophets Eyes
3.The Reticent- Enemy
4.Dogbane- God Forgive You
5.Seventh Calling- Paid in Blood
6.Hellrazor- The Soothsayer
7.Blacksmith- A Taste of Darkness
8.Overlorde S.R.- Enchantress of the Night
9.Praetorius- Sin on Sin
10.Ritual- Dark Star
11.Witches Mark Ethereal
12.Thunderstick- You Get Me in Pieces


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Blacksmith To Release Album After 22 Year Wait

U.S. traditional metal band, best known for the 1989 release "Fire From Within," will release its first album since the classic release. The sophomore LP entitled "Time Out Of Mind" was originally recorded for release in 1990, however the project was shelved due to the closure of Tropical Records. Now this spring the album will finally see its release through Heaven & Hell Records.

The track listing for "Time Out Of Mind" is as follows:

1. Time Out of Man
2. Achilles Heel
3. Burn Down the World
4. Lost City
5. Powerhead
6. Pieces of Chuck
7. Wreckage
8. The Lesser Evil
9. Burn Out
10. Live/Die More...

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Voltax To Play Ragnarokkr Metal Apocalypse

Mexico's Voltax is the latest act to be confirmed for the upcoming Ragnarokkr Metal Apocalypse 2012, which takes place on May 18th and 19th. The currently announced running order is as follows:

Friday, May 18

Stone Magnum
Borrowed Time
A Sound of Thunder
Virgin Steele

Saturday, May 19

Ancient Creation
Damien Thorne
Slauter Xstroyes
Skull Fist
Brocas Helm

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Ragnarökkr Metal Fest Lineup Announced

The lineup has now been revealed for the upcoming Ragnarökkr Metal Apocalypse 2012, which takes place from May 18th - 19th in Joliet, IL. The following bands will be playing the two day fest:

Virgin Steele
Wizard (Germany)
Brocas Helm
Skull Fist (Canada)
Damien Thorne
Slauter Xstroyes
A Sound of Thunder
Borrowed Time
Ancient Creation
Stone Magnum

For more information on the Ragnarökkr Metal Apocalypse, head over to the festival's official website and Facebook profile.

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