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New videos from Tigertailz, Accept and country artist Justin Moore (featuring Motley Crue); welcome to the country ramblings. More...
Accept will release new studio album "Blind Rage" on August 15th and last week the band revealed the video clip for the "Stampede" single, which can be seen below.
Now the video's director Dave Blass, an Emmy nominated production designer and director, reports from the shooting:
“It’s 4 in the morning and I am in a van with one of the hottest metal bands in the world Accept. But right now, they are one of the coldest metal bands in the world because it’s -¬-7 degrees out and we had to rush back into the van to warm up. It was so cold that they couldn’t hold their guitar pics, and the rocky peaks they were climbing over still had a slick layer of ice on them. When we scouted the location 3 weeks ago it was a nice toasty 33 and we were worried that they were going to roast in the sun. We would all love that heat right about now.
"This is the third video that my team and I have done with Accept going back to 'Teutonic Terror'. Wolf Hoffmann and I had met years before their reunion and I had told him that if they ever wanted to do a video that we should get together. With 'Teutonic Terror' we wanted to go with a Classic Metal video. No story, no visual effects, just the band with brand new lead singer Mark Tornillo, some fire and Wolf doing his guitar solo up on a tank. I wanted to keep it about the music, but with some iconic imagery which is why we closed the video on the twin burning flying V guitars that was a call back to the »Restless And Wild« album. Next we tried to shake it up with 'Pandemic', which we shot the morning after the 14 hour 'Teutonic Terror' shoot.
"The band was about to embark on a massive worldwide tour, so I knew I wouldn’t be able to get them for another shoot. We had no concept for the video when we shot it, we just did a clean capture of the individual band members on Green Screen, and knew we could do a wide variety of things. I didn’t want to do the standard deal of putting the band on a virtual set that looks like a cheap video game, so we later came up with the concept to make the video look like you were reading a graphic novel, which wasn’t something that had been done before.
"The overall theme of the Accept videos have always been about the band and the music. No matter how many shows the band does, there are fans all around the world who never get a chance to see them perform, and these videos fill that void. Even so, you still have to mix it up a bit. Even tanks and fire get boring after a bit. So here we are, freezing our asses off in the high desert of California at the Devil’s Punchbowl, a rock formation that looks like it’s from another world. It is actually. It’s right around the corner from where Captain Kirk fought the guy in the green lizard suit in the old Star Trek TV series. More...
Legendary German metal act Accept, fronted by U.S. born Mark Tornillo (TT Quick), released a music video for the track "Stampede." The song appears on the upcoming new album "Blind Rage," which is set to drop via Nuclear Blast Records on August 15th (EU) August 18th (UK and France) and August 19th (United States).
"Blind Rage" will be available as a standard CD and Limited Edition release with a DVD, which features the band's performance in Chile on the "Stalingrad" tour in 2013. The track list for the standard CD is:
2. Dying Breed
3. Dark Side Of My Heart
4. Fall Of The Empire
5. Trail Of Tears
6. Wanna Be Free
7. 200 Years
8. Bloodbath Mastermind
9. From The Ashes We Rise
10. The Curse
11. Final Journey
Check out "Stampede" here: More...
Accept will release new album "Blind Rage" on August 15th via Nuclear Blast Records.
The influential group's 14th studio album was produced by audio engineer Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Napalm Death, Opeth) and is the follow-up to 2012's "Stalingrad" (reviewed here).
The first single from the album, titled "Stampede," will precede the full-length release on July 11th, available digitally and as a limited vinyl edition. The band also recently filmed a video for "Stampede," which will make its online premiere this summer.
"Whatever we do on record, it's there for eternity," says Accept guitarist Wolf Hoffmann. "If you do something great it's not something people throw away tomorrow. Songs we wrote 30 years ago are still loved by fans today. That teaches you to be careful with what you release and make sure you like it yourself. With Blind Rage, we have a collection of songs with the classic Accept feel, and -- as always -- there's an overriding theme of aggression and rage in our music. Otherwise, it wouldn't be metal." More...
Legendary metal act Accept announced more details on the upcoming new album "Blind Rage." The album, originally set for release on July 18th, has not been pushed back to August 15th due to scheduling conflicts. "Blind Rage" was produced by Andy Sneap (Megadeth/Exodus). The cover artwork was created by by Daniel Goldsworthy (Hell).
The release of the first single "Stampede" will be released digitally and on a limited vinyl edition and the date for release is still to be determined. The band also prepared a music video for the track, which will be ready by the end of June.
The band has now revealed the track lists for the standard and limited edition digipak versions of the release, which are as follows:
2. Dying Breed
3. Dark Side Of My Heart
4. Fall Of The Empire
5. Trail Of Tears
6. Wanna Be Free
7. 200 Years
8. Bloodbath Mastermind
9. From The Ashes We Rise
10. The Curse
11. Final Journey More...
Legendary Germn outfit Accept will release "Blind Rage" via Nuclear Blast this coming July 18th, 2014.
In support of the album, the band has now announced dates for the European "Blind Rage" tour, kicking off in September. Details are as follows:
19.09.2014 Amager Bio, Copenhagen [DK]
20.09.2014 Garden, Linkoeping [SE]
21.09.2014 Traedgarn, Gothenburg [SE]
24.09.2014 Rytmikotjaamo, Seinäjoki [FI]
26.09.2014 Torunda, Tornio [FI]
27.09.2014 Pakkahuone, Tampere [FI]
28.09.2014 Helsinki, The Circus [FI]
30.09.2014 Bebaser Medic, Stockholm [SE]
01.10.2014 Rockefeller, Oslo [NO]
03.10.2014 Karlstad, Nöjesfabriken [NO]
04.10.2014 Docks, Hamburg [DE]
06.10.2014 Hyde Park, Osnabrück [DE]
07.10.2014 Trix, Antwerp [BE]
08.10.2014 Bataclan, Paris [FR]
10.10.2014 Totem, Pamplona [ES]
11.10.2014 Riviera, Madrid [ES]
12.10.2014 Razzmatazz 1, Barcelona [ES]
14.10.2014 Bikini, Toulouse [FR]
16.10.2014 La Laiterie, Strasbourg [FR]
17.10.2014 Live Club, Mailand [IT]
18.10.2014 Tonhalle, München [DE]
20.10.2014 Langen / Frankfurt, Neue Stadthalle [DE]
21.10.2014 Huxleys, Berlin [DE]
22.10.2014 Live Music Hall, Köln [DE]
24.10.2014 Stadtgarten, Erfurt [DE]
25.10.2014 Euronics, Zlin [CZ]
26.10.2014 Petöfi Hall, Budapest [HU]
28.10.2014 Z 7, Pratteln [CH]
29.10.2014 Filharmonie, Filderstadt [DE] More...
German metal legends Accept announced that the new album will be entitled "Blind Rage" and will be released worldwide on July 18th via Nuclear Blast Records. The band tapped ex-Sabbat guitarist Andy Sneap (Hell) who produced, mixed and mastered the release.
Composer/guitarist Wolf Hoffman commented: “Something happened to us, something subliminal and impetuous. It is wild and scary and it’s called 'Blind Rage'!"
The artwork for the album can be viewed here:
The 2013 edition of the Eindhoven Metal Meeting took place from December 12th - 14th and saw the likes of Sabaton, Accept, Therion, Napalm Death, Hooded Menace, and more perform live.
Now the organizers of the festival have released a video clip highlighting this year's event, which can be seen below. Details on the 2014 festival have not yet been released, but keep your eyes peeled an on the Eindhoven website for future updates.
Nuclear Blast Records will be releasing "Monster of Metal Volume 9," a new DVD/Blu-Ray compilation, on January 10th, 2014.
"Monsters of Metal" will bring you a total of 45 music videos from all corners of the metal genre with a total duration of 211 minutes.
Check out a trailer below, and the complete track listing is as follows:
01. Accept – Teutonic Terror
02. Amorphis – Hopeless Days
03. Avantasia - Sleepwalking
04. Black Star Riders – Hey Judas
05. Doro – Raise Your Fist In The Air
06. Epica – Storm The Sorrow
07. Gotthard- Starlight
08. Korpiklaani - Rauta
09. Nightwish – Storytime (live)
10. Powerwolf – Amen & Attack
11. Rage - 21
12. Sabaton – Ghost Division (live)
13. Sonata Artcica – I Have A Right
14. Threshold – Staring At The Sun
15. Anti-mortem– Stagnant Water
16. Asking Alexandria – Closure
17. Children Of Bodom - Transference
18. Eluveitie - Havoc
19. Hatebreed – Honor Never Dies
20. Heaven Shall Burn– Hunters Will Be Hunted
21. Hypocrisy – End Of Disclosure
22. In Flames – Where The Dead Ships Dwell
23. Kataklysm - Elevate
24. Meshuggah – Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion
25. Moonspell - Lickantrope
26. Nile – Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame
27. Soilwork – Spectrum Of Eternity
28. Suffocation – As Grace Descends
29. Suicide Silence – You Only Live Once
30. Thy Art Is Murder – Reign Of Darkness
31. Death Angel - Truce
32. Destruction - Carnivore
33. Devildriver – The Appetite
34. Kreator – Phantom Antichrist
35. Legion Of The Damned – Mountain Wolves Under A Crescent Moon
36. Lost Society – Kill (those Who Oppose Me)
37. Overkill – Electric Rattlesnake
38. Tankard – A Girl Called Cerveza
39. Testament – Native Blood
40. Free Fall– World Domination
41. Graveyard – Endless Night
42. Kadavar – Come Back Life
43. Orchid - Capricorn
44. Scorpion Child – Polygon Of Eyes
45. The Vintage Caravan – Expand Your Mind More...
After the first edition of the Full Pull Tour last year alongside Screamer and ’77, Swedish rock and roll act Bullet is ready to return to the road.
To conclude the year, Bullet has new shows scheduled, including three dates in support of legendary German metal Institution Accept in mid-December. Kicking off 2014, Bullet will embark on a journey together with yet another German metal legend – Primal Fear.
Commented bassist Adam Hector: “It's getting cold in Sweden and we are really happy to go on tour down south through Europe with our brothers in metal, Primal Fear We will try out some songs not yet played live from 'Full Pull' and also pick out a few golden oldies. We are looking forward to see you all and drink thousands of beer. Full pull!“
Catch Bullet live: More...
As previously reported the 2013 installment of the Bloodstock Open Air Festival in Derbyshire, United Kingdom is streaming now and all weekend long.
To view all the action, head over to the live stream now.
Headliners Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax are scheduled to be part of the action. The festival will also feature appearances from: King Diamond, Accept, Voivod, Municipal Waste, Firewind, Dark Funeral, Ex Deo, Death Angel, Avantasia, Sabaton, Gojira, Katakylsm, Hell, 3 Inches Of Blood, Beholder, Stormbringer, Devildriver, Exodus, Amorphis, Fozzy, Whitechapel and Gama Bomb to name a few. For a schedule of bands, head over to this location. More...
The 2013 installment of the Bloodstock Open Air, scheduled to begin on Thursday August 8th and continue through Sunday, August 11th, will be broadcast live from Derbyshire, U.K. via the live stream at Daily Motion, or by simply bookmarking this page and coming back to watch the entire feed in the player right here:
The schedule for bands to be streamed live has not yet been finalized, however, headliners Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax are scheduled to be part of the action. The festival will also feature appearances from: King Diamond, Accept, Voivod, Municipal Waste, Firewind, Dark Funeral, Ex Deo, Death Angel, Avantasia, Sabaton, Gojira, Katakylsm, Hell, 3 Inches Of Blood, Beholder, Stormbringer, Devildriver, Exodus, Amorphis, Fozzy, Whitechapel and Gama Bomb to name a few. For more information, head over to this location. More...
The organizers of the Bloodstock festival have checked in with the following announcement about confirming more bands for this year's edition:
"Here at Bloodstock HQ we are excited to announce a whole batch of new additions for all three stages. There’s only seven weeks left to the most metal weekend of the year!! Have you got your tickets yet?!
"Opening Friday’s main stage, and fresh off the back of the release of ‘IV’, their first album in ten years, are British post metallers, Earthzone 9. The band are stoked to find their way to Catton Park’s hallowed ground, commenting 'Earthtone 9 have never played Bloodstock, so we could not be more excited! It's one of our only gigs this year, so we are truly going to make the most of it. There may well be some drinking!' You can pick up a free download of their single, ‘Horizon’s End’ at this location.
"On Sunday’s Sophie Lancaster stage, Sacred Mother Tongue get added. Having received huge plaudits for their second album, ‘Out of the Darkness’, and live shows, the Northampton based band are building quite the name for themselves. Check out the video for ‘A Light Will Shine’, here. More...
There’s yet more thrash for Bloodstock with Northern Irish upstarts Gama Bomb landing an opening slot on the Ronnie James Dio mainstage. The band is looking forward to churning up the Catton Park turf, commenting:
“Bloodstock: it’s just like Woodstock, but for heavy metal types, and replacing the love and peace with chips and Carling! And Slayer! Our UK fans have been asking for this for years, and now the dream is real. So pack your tent, back up your arse with bananas and send the word – The G-Bomb are comin’ to Bloodstock!"
The band’s fourth album, "The Terror Tapes," will be released next Monday 22nd April on AFM Records. Check out the new video for "Terrorscope" right here.
British heavy metal standard bearers Beholder also step in to an early mainstage slot on Saturday. Frontman Simon Hall says “For Beholder to actually be asked to do this, without me dropping to my knees and pleading like a bitch is a true acknowledgment of where the band is right now. To be on the best Bloodstock line-up ever is something we’re not going to approach lightly, and on Saturday 10th August, let’s show the rest of the world how true British Metal fans rule all!!”
The currently announced lineup is: More...
The organisers of Britain's, Bloodstock Open Air festival have announced a further ten bands for this year's edition of the event, including Bay Area thrash metal legends Exodus and Death Angel, as well as 3 Inches Of Blood, Scar Symmetry, Dying Fetus, Xerath, Bloodbound, Vanderbuyst, Scarab and The Prophecy. The event will take place at Catton Park from August 8 - 11th and will be headlined by Slayer, King Diamond and Lamb of God.
King Diamond (Headliner)
Lamb Of God (Headliner)
3 Inches Of Blood
American thrash metal legends Slayer has been confirmed as the third and final headliner for next year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival in Derbyshire, England. The event will take place at Catton Park from August 8 - 11th and will also be headlined by King Diamond and Lamb of God. A statement from Slayer guitarist Kerry King reads: "Can't wait to hit the stage at Bloodstock! Metal Festival in England? Fuck yes!! It's going to be hell on earth and I'm looking forward to having a party with all my British friends."
The organisers of the festival added: "We are thrilled to announce that seminal thrash metal legends, SLAYER are confirmed as the third and final headliner for Bloodstock 2013. The Californian four-piece will close the Ronnie James Dio stage on Sunday night at Catton Park, bringing their face-melting, monster riffs to the metal hordes."
The lineup for the festival is now as follows: More...
American heavy metal outfit, Lamb Of God has been confirmed as the second headliner for next year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, closing the main stage on the second day of the festival. The organisers have also confirmed two more bands for next year in Swedish black metal veterans, Dark Funeral and Finnish heavy metal group, Amorphis, who had this to say about their performance:
"Greetings from Hell-sinki's 5K studio where Amorphis is finishing recording our forthcoming 11th album. Our agent gave us the great news that we are booked for Bloodstock Festival 2013! Bloodstock has become one of the best European metal events, so it's an honour to be part of the festival again. We promise to put on an epic show, so keep the horns up and see you at Bloodstock next summer!"
The festival will take place from August 8th- 11th in Walton On Trent, Derbyshire and will feature the following bands, with many more to be confirmed: More...
The organisers of the British metal festival Bloodstock Open Air have announced that Danish heavy metal icon, King Diamond, will be one of the three headlining acts at next year's edition of the event. King and his cohorts will be closing the main stage on the first day of the festival, which will also include performances from German metal legends, Accept and Greek power metal outfit, Firewind, amongst other names yet to be announced.
Speaking on the band's performance at Bloodstock, King Diamond stated: "I'm looking so much forward to this, we all are. Finally back in England! The people at Bloodstock have gone the extra mile to make this possible, and will be expanding the stage to fit our full production. This is gonna be DARK and very HEAVY!"
The festival will take place from August 8th - 11th (no main stage performances on the 8th) and now features the following lineup, with many more bands to be announced:
King Diamond (Headliner)
After announcing that guitarist Jack Starr will be appearing on the band's upcoming new album, Dragonsclaw has now issued the following announcement about another guest contributor:
"We are proud to announce that the brilliant David Reece (ex-Accept, Bangalore Choir) will be singing a duet on our upcoming second album, 'Judgement Day.' David will be featured on the song 'Watching My Every Move,' one of the heaviest and most aggressive tracks on the record."
Vocalist Giles Lavery remarked, “this track starts the new album with a heavy, intense metal assault. It’s one of my favourites from our new songs and David’s voice suits it perfectly."
Reece commented on his contribution saying, "Dragonsclaw are a great band with an exceptional singer and I’m truly honoured to have been asked to participate."
This upcoming new album will follow previous release "Prophecy" (reviewed here), and further details will be announced as they are made available.
When heavy metal came into my life in 1985/1986, one of the many reasons I fell in love, married it and grafted it into my very soul is due to one special band: Accept. “Metal Heart” was the second album I ever bought, and the love affair with this music grew. Through all the the ups and downs in the band’s career - the initially dreadful David Reece album “Eat the Heat” (which I later came to appreciate a little more), feeling heartbroken about the loss of Udo Dirkschneider (twice), the near disaster of “Predator,” the angst of the band’s return with yet another American vocalist back prior to the release of “Blood of Nations” - Accept has, and always will be, the source of my own metal heart. In the 80's, I joked a lot about how it was the “Nazi choruses” that drew me in. Today, that kind of statement would put me squarely within the crosshairs of overly sensitive individuals who would have no understanding of where I came from with the description should I dare to use it today. Of course, it didn’t help that the band is German. That long abandoned reference from my youth merely refers to the deep, low all male backing vocals that, for me, made Accept one of the greatest bands ever. “Bound to Fail” was the song that coined that phrase and “Stand Tight” reinforced it. Needless to say, I was ready to finally see the one Udo-less Accept incarnation that has found a way to rejuvenate the band and capture the old metal spirit with a whole new set of young fans, which is just glorious. The pairing with Kreator, another band I discovered when “Endless Pain” was released on Noise Records shortly after the band changed its name from Tormentor, seemed almost as perfect as it was slightly “genre mixed.” Add Finland’s Swallow the Sun, who seemed like the oddball out, and this bill became a “lust see.” More...