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Below is our complete Starkill 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.

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Diamond Head Tops Off 70,000 Tons Of Metal 2016

The 2016 installment of 70,000 Tons of Metal will set sail tomorrow. Promoters UMC have declared the event a sell out and announced that the final act added to the bill is legendary UK act Diamond Head.

Metal Underground.com will be on board for the cruise and will provide coverage in the form of daily show reports, photo galleries and a four part video series featuring performance clips and other antics from each day.

70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 will sails from February 4th-8th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and return to Jamaica with a stop at Falmouth.

The festival will board a new vessel, the second in as many years: The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.

In addition, the ship will broadcast the upcoming Super Bowl between the Carolina Panthers v. Denver Broncos live on Sunday, February 7, 2016.

If you missed out on this year, be sure to check out information on the event over at 70000tons.com.

Diamond Head joins the following previously named acts (with one still to be revealed):

Abinchova
Ancient Rites
Arkona
At the Gates
Aura Noir
Belphegor
Bloodbath
Carach Angren
Children of Bodom
Cradle Of Filth
Dead Cross
Delain
Dia De Los Muertos
Distillator More...

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Novembers Doom, Nervosa Named For 70,000 Tons

The 2016 installment of 70,000 Tons of Metal will set sail this Thursday, and promoters UMC have announced all but one act to complete the lineup with the latest additions: Arkona, Nervosa, Novembers Doom, Starkill, Fallujah, Ghoul, No Raza and Incantation.

The clue to the 60th band to be announced is "jewel" and begins with a "D."

70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 will set sail from February 4th-8th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and return to Jamaica with a stop at Falmouth. You can still book your tickets using the link a few paragraphs down.

The festival will board a new vessel, the second in as many years: The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.

In addition, the ship will broadcast the upcoming Super Bowl between the Carolina Panthers v. Denver Broncos live on Sunday, February 7, 2016.

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service. For more information or to book your high seas metal adventure, head on over to 70000tons.com.

Metal Underground.com will be on board for the cruise and will provide coverage in the form of daily show reports, photo galleries and a four part video series featuring performance clips and other antics from each day.

Arkona, Nervosa, Novembers Doom, Starkill, Fallujah, Ghoul, No Raza and Incantation join the following previously named acts (with one still to be revealed):

Abinchova
Ancient Rites
At the Gates
Aura Noir
Belphegor
Bloodbath
Carach Angren
Children of Bodom
Cradle Of Filth
Dead Cross
Delain
Dia De Los Muertos
Distillator More...

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Starkill Crowd Funding New Album

Starkill is seeking to raise $25,000 for the recording of a new album, and fans can take part in teh funding campaign at IndieGogo.com here. This new release will follow 2014's "Virus Of The Mind." The band also comments:

"Just a reminder that we are crowdfunding our third album and you can pre-order your copy today! With no label, we are entirely dependent on you, the fans, to make this a reality.

"Though the startup might seem daunting, the rewards are immeasurable in that we will now own our own music and will for once be able to see a 100% return on the support and contributions you give to us, and can put that straight back into our live show and recording process, making a better product for both you and us.

"Also, a huge thank you to those who have already contributed, as we're already over 10%! Please keep sharing and spreading the word!"

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Moonspell Announces Tour Dates With Epica

Portuguese dark metal outfit Moonspell is supporting eleventh studio album "Extinct" (reviewed here), a monument erected to the realm of gothic music.

The band is pleased to announce its return to North America, sharing the stage with symphonic metal legends Epica. Support will come from Starkill. The tour starts January 21 in New York, NY and wraps up with an appearance on the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise. A list of all dates can be found below.

Moonspell frontman Fernando Ribeiro commented on the upcoming tour: "We are thrilled to return the US, alongside our friends in Epica. This will be our first tour of the year so we will for sure celebrate with our American and Canadian fans. It is a real honor to share the stage with Epica. We will be sure to haunt this tour with our absolute Portuguese darkness. Under the spell!" More...

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Starkill Releases New Music Video

Chicago melodic death metal troupe Starkill has unleashed a brand new music video for the single "Breaking The Madness" taken from latest album, "Virus Of The Mind."

In addition to the new video and in continued pursuit of metal world domination, Starkill has also announced a headlining tour in China taking off November 1, 2015 in Shenyang. Vocalist / guitarist Parker Jameson had the following to say on the new video and recent tour announcement:

"Breaking the Madness is a video we entirely put together ourselves, doing a self-shot performance video filled with various shots of fan footage and lots of behind the scenes and backstage footage of us living our pre-show or homeless-Walmart-parking-lot-post-show lives. I kept the lyrics a little bit open-ended for individual interpretation, but the inspiration for me was about the not-so-glorious life of being a touring musician. It's hectic and unstable for sure, but as you can see in the video, Starkill is a family, and despite the unpredictability of the modern music world, we do enjoy every minute of it.

"We're also extremely excited to announce that this November, we will be embarking on our first tour of China, which is coincidentally also our first headlining tour. This was an opportunity we couldn't miss, and we are glad to be able to play for many new faces, as well as fans who probably thought it'd be much longer before they'd get to see us live.

"Unfortunately, due to previously locked in work commitments, Shaun won't be making the run, but will be resuming duties on bass with us after November. To fill his spot for the tour, we're glad to welcome our friend and longtime dedicated supporter of the Chicago and Illinois metal scene, Lisa Jablonski. We'll be bringing a really powerful set and are looking forward to shredding China apart." More...

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Full Terror Assault Lineup Announced

Full Terror Assault is a three day, open air metal festival to be held at Cave-In-Rock, Illinois later this year on Sept 10th, 11th, and 12th.

The event will feature over seventy bands spanning every genre of metal along with contests, vendors, a DJ after hours party, and more. Festival goers will be able to camp on-site and enjoy over 115 acres of nature with fishing, hiking, swimming, and other activities. Various ticket packages are available online with a buy-one-get-one-free special available through June 21st. The lineup includes the following artists: More...

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Sepultura Plays 30-Year Anniversary Show in Austin

Just a few weeks ago I watched Cavalera Conspiracy perform Sepultura songs at the Texas Independence Festival on the very same stage at Empire Control Room & Garage. At that show I heard the former voice (Max) and beat maker (Igor) of Sepultura. With the band bearing the namesake Sepultura, I witnessed original bassist Paulo Jr. and longtime guitarist Andreas Kisser. Most of all I would be comparing vocalists. I saw Max Cavalera front the band during their vaunted “Chaos A.D.” album twenty-one years ago, so I was curious to hear Derrick Green’s fill in this position. More...

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Starkill Unleashes "Winter Desolation"

Starkill's latest album "Virus Of The Mind" was released in late 2014 and the Chicago based four piece has been busy ever since, currently preparing for a North American tour with Sepultura.

There is also a new lyric video for "Winter Desolation" that just launched on the Century Media YouTube channel and can be seen below. Singer/songwriter/guitarist Parker Jameson had this to say:

"Winter Desolation was the first track we recorded for the new album, blending together all the influence and experience gained from touring with bands we have had the privilege of playing with.

"It also has a guest vocal section from Arsis' James Malone, which is also exciting since we will be now heading out on tour with them for our third time. We're pumped to be supporting them, and the legendary Destruction and Sepultura this May and June." More...

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Starkill Posts Lyric Video

Starkill's new album "Virus Of The Mind" recently hit music stores and the band is currently on tour in the United States.

The band recently launched a video for the lead track "Before Hope Fades" and has now posted a lyric video for the title track, "Virus Of The Mind." Check 'em both out below. The album's track listing is:

1. Be Dead or Die
2. Winter Desolation
3. Breaking the Madness
4. Virus of the Mind
5. Skyward
6. Before Hope Fades
7. Into Destiny
8. God of This World
9. My Catharsis
10. Convergence More...

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Starkill Posts Full Album Online

Starkill is gearing up for sophomore album release "Virus Of The Mind" next week. After launching a music video for the lead track "Before Hope Fades," today the album is streaming in full online.

Listen to all of "Virus Of The Mind" in the SoundCloud player below, thanks to our friends at No Clean Singing. The album is due out October 14th and the track listing is as follows:

1. Be Dead or Die
2. Winter Desolation
3. Breaking the Madness
4. Virus of the Mind
5. Skyward
6. Before Hope Fades
7. Into Destiny
8. God of This World
9. My Catharsis
10. Convergence More...

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Starkill Posts New Music Video

Starkill is set to release second album "Virus Of The Mind" on October 14th and will be doing a run of shows with label mates Arch Enemy starting later this month.

The band just completed a video directed by Dave of Music Media Group (Sevendust, Butcher Babies) for the song "Before Hope Fades," which can be seen below. The "Virus Of The Mind" track listing is as follows:

1. Be Dead or Die
2. Winter Desolation
3. Breaking the Madness
4. Virus of the Mind
5. Skyward
6. Before Hope Fades
7. Into Destiny
8. God of This World
9. My Catharsis
10. Convergence More...

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Starkill Posts Second Making-Of Video

Formed just two short years ago from the ashes of symphonic black metal act Massakren, Starkill is gearing up to release 'Virus Of The Mind" on October 14th, 2014.

Starkill has posted the second in a series of videos online today discussing the upcoming album. Check it out below. Century Media also comments:

"Now with singer/songwriter Parker Jameson premiering clean vocals - check out 'Winter Desolation,' 'Skyward,' and 'Before Hope Fades' - Starkill enters a superlative realm, where reflection can be paired with aggression and emotion of song and lyric can take on new and unimaginable forms."

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Be Dead or Die
2. Winter Desolation
3. Breaking the Madness
4. Virus of the Mind
5. Skyward
6. Before Hope Fades
7. Into Destiny
8. God of This World
9. My Catharsis
10. Convergence More...

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Starkill Posts New Album Making-Of Footage

Starkill has posted the first in a series of videos discussing upcoming album, "Virus Of The Mind." Dubbed "Creating the Virus", the first of these videos can be found below.

"Virus of the Mind" is due out in North America on October 14th, 2014 and the new song "Breaking The Madness" is available for streaming here.

"Virus Of The Mind" follows debut album "Fires Of Life" (reviewed here). The Chicago based metal band will embark on a full U.S./Canadian tour joining up with Arch Enemy, Kreator, and Huntress as well as headlining shows in between. Dates are available after the jump. The new album's track listing is:

1. Be Dead or Die
2. Winter Desolation
3. Breaking the Madness
4. Virus of the Mind
5. Skyward
6. Before Hope Fades
7. Into Destiny
8. God of This World
9. My Catharsis
10. Convergence More...

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Starkill Posts New Track Online

Starkill will release new album "Virus Of The Mind" on October 14 via Century Media Records. The first song to be released, "Breaking The Madness," is streaming now and can be heard below.

The Chicago based metallers will embark on a full U.S./Canadian tour joining up with Arch Enemy, Kreator and Huntress as well as headlining shows in between. See dates below.

New album "Virus Of The Mind" follows previous full-length "Fires Of Life" (reviewed here), and the track listing is as follows:

1. Be Dead or Die
2. Winter Desolation
3. Breaking the Madness
4. Virus of the Mind
5. Skyward
6. Before Hope Fades
7. Into Destiny
8. God of This World
9. My Catharsis
10. Convergence More...

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Starkill Reveals New Album Release

Melodic death metal outfit Starkill (formerly Massakren) has announced a 10/14 North American (10/20 Europe) release date for sophomore album "Virus of the Mind," which follows the "Fires Of Life" full-length (reviewed here).

Once again enlisting the services of engineer and producer Chuck Macak (Oceano, letlive.), "Virus of the Mind" will contain 10 tracks of epic death metal filled with over-the-top shredding solos from up and comer Parker Jameson. The album also introduces the use of Jameson's clean vocals, and an overall darker style not heard before on Starkill's debut. Catch the band live on these dates: More...

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Arch Enemy, Kreator North American Tour Confirmed

As reported yesterday, the North American Tour featuring Arch Enemy, Kreator, Huntress and Starkill will embark in Baltimore on October 23rd. The tour, dates and venues have been confirmed today by the bands. VIP tickets for the tour are now available at this location.

The tour will mark the first for Arch Enemy in the U.S. since 2011. Guitarist Michael Amott commented: “It's been three long years since ARCH ENEMY last played North America, but now the wait is over! We're riding a veritable metal tsunami in Europe with our new album ‘War Eternal’ and look forward to spreading the chaos on this N.A. run! ARCH ENEMY is very proud and excited to be teaming up with Teutonic thrash titans KREATOR as well as HUNTRESS and STARKILL! Miss this show at your own peril!"

Kreator’s Mille Petrozza (vocals, guitar) added: “Both bands have been talking about touring together for many years, now it becomes reality: KREATOR and ARCH ENEMY on one bill in the USA and Canada! We are looking forward to another killer run in support of our album ‘Phantom Antichrist’ before we will start writing new stuff in 2015! With ARCH ENEMY’s new album ‘War Eternal’ being a monster, this will be THE metal tour of the fall. Don`t miss it!”

Huntress' Jill Janus added: "North America, prepare for facemelting! HUNTRESS is stoked to join the coveted Arch Enemy tour this fall. It's an exciting time for women in heavy metal; we're honored to be touring with Arch Enemy as the new era with Alissa White-Gluz begins. Kreator joining this killer tour makes us ecstatic, having been fans for many years. HUNTRESS is ready to rage!"

Confirmed dates are: More...

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Arch Enemy, Kreator To Tour North American In Fall

Various online sources indicate that it appears that Arch Enemy will embark on a North American tour in support of the new album "War Eternal" (see review here). In addition, Kreator, Huntress, and Starkill will be on the bill. The band recently confirmed a European trek with Kreator, Sodom, Vader which would begin immediately after the dates listed below.

Please note that the following dates and venue locations have not yet been officially announced by the bands or respective labels:

10/23 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
10/24 New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre
10/25 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/26 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
10/27 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
10/28 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Theater
10/29 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
11/01 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick
11/02 Regina, SK – Riddell Centre
11/03 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
11/04 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
11/06 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
11/07 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
11/08 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
11/10 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
11/11 West Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
11/12 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
11/14 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
11/15 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
11/16 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
11/18 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
11/19 Joliet, IL – Mojoes
11/20 Grand Rapids, MI
11/21 Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre
11/22 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
11/23 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues More...

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Starkill Releases New Music Video, Update Plans

Chicago melodic death metallers, Starkill have posted a new music video for "Sword, Spear, Blood, Fire," taken from last year's debut album, "Fires of Life" (see review here). The video was directed by Alan Collins of Elegy Films and can be viewed below.

Singer/Guitarist Parker Jameson commented on the video: "Check our new video for Sword, Spear, Blood, Fire. We thought it'd be cool to release this video now, in April of 2014, to commemorate the one year anniversary of Fires of Life being released."

Jameson went on to update on the band's plans for a follow up album: "Additionally, we are excited to announce that we will be entering Electrowerks Studio with producer, Chuck Macak (Oceano, letlive) this May to begin recording the next Starkill album. With most of the pre-production already done, we can say that this new material is our darkest and strongest to date. We've really found and nailed our signature style on this album. We can't wait to share it with the world. In the meantime, enjoy the new video, and keep an eye out for new updates!"

Check out the video here: More...

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Starkill Announces Tour With Turisas

Starkill has issued the following statement about upcoming tour dates alongside Turisas:

"Europe, we're excited to announce we'll be returning for another full tour, this time supporting our brothers of the sword: Turisas! We're honored to be touring with one of our favorite bands and influences, and can't wait to see you all again!"

31.01.2014 (SE) Gothenburg - Sticky Fingers
01.02.2014 (DK) Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
02.02.2014 (D) Hamburg - Logo
03.02.2014 (D) Frankfurt - Batschkapp
04.02.2014 (D) Stuttgart - Universum
05.02.2014 (CH) Winterthur - Salzhaus
06.02.2014 (A) Dornbirn - Conrad Sohm
07.02.2014 (I) Bologna - Zona Roveri
08.02.2014 (I) Romagnano Sesia – Rock’n’Roll Arena
09.02.2014 (F) Lyon - Ninkasi Kao
11.02.2014 (F) Bordeaux - Rockschool Barbey
12.02.2014 (ES) Madrid - Shoko
13.02.2014 (ES) Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
14.02.2014 (F) La Rochelle - La Sirene Club
15.02.2014 (F) Rennes - L’Etage
16.02.2014 (F) Vaureal - Le Forum
18.02.2014 (UK) Wolverhampton - Slade Rooms
19.02.2014 (UK) Newcastle - Newcastle Uni SU
20.02.2014 (UK) Sheffield - Corporation
21.02.2014 (UK) Norwich - Waterfront
22.02.2014 (UK) Southampton - Talking Heads
23.02.2014 (B) Vosselaar - Biebob
24.02.2014 (NL) Utrecht - Tivoli De Helling
25.02.2014 (D) Cologne - Underground
26.02.2014 (D) Munich - Backstage Halle
28.02.2014 (A) Graz - PPC More...

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Amorphis Gearing Up For Tour

Having just received a “Best Album” award by Metal Hammer, Amorphis can mark the year as a true success and is now gearing up to return to the road this fall in support of new album "Circle" (reviewed here).

Joining Amorphis on tour is metal offspring Starkill (formerly Massakren), which just put out its debut "Fires of Life" this May (reviewed here). Dates for the tour are as follows: More...

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