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Heaven Shall Burn

From: Saalfeld/Erfurt/Weimar, Germany
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Latest Heaven Shall Burn News

Below is our complete Heaven Shall Burn 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Heaven Shall Burn Releases "Corium" Video

While being on the road with Korn and playing headlining shows in between, Heaven Shall Burn is excited to release a latest video for "Corium," which was produced by Iconographic and can be seen below.

After basing the majority of the stunning artwork for latest album "Wanderer" on striking nature photos, "Corium" is taking you to the breathtaking scenery of Patagonia.

Heaven Shall Burn comments: "Finally! We are really happy about releasing a video to one of our favorite songs from 'Wanderer' before starting the German leg of the tour."

"Corium" is taken from latest album "Wanderer," which secured impressive positions in the international album charts such as #3 in Germany, #9 in Austria, and #15 in Switzerland. More...

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Heaven Shall Burn Premieres New 360° Video

Germany's Heaven Shall Burn premieres a new 360° music video for "Bring the war home". The clip was shot at the Sporthalle Hamburg, Germany during the band's recent club tour in Europe.

Check out now "Bring the war home" below.

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Heaven Shall Burn Comments On Chart Positions

With latest album, "Wanderer," Heaven Shall Burn makes its mark on various charts across the United States as well as in Europe, entering at #21 on Billboard Heatseekers, #7 on iTunes Metal and #8 on Amazon's Hot New Releases.

"Wanderer" also debuted at #3 in Germany and within the Top 10 and Top 20 in Austria and Switzerland respectively. The band comments:

"A massive 'Thank you!' to everybody! In times like these you should not take anything for granted, so we cannot thank you enough for supporting our little, extreme band from Thuringia over all those years."

United States:
#21 Billboard Heatseekers
#25 Top Hard Music
#7 - iTunes Metal
#7 - Amazon - Hot New Releases: Hard Rock & Metal Albums (Physical)
#8 - Amazon Hot Releases in Metal (Digital)

#3 Germany
#9 Austria
#15 Switzerland More...

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Heaven Shall Burn Releases New Music Video

The day has come for the release of the new album "Wanderer" from Germany's Heaven Shall Burn. In celebration, the band released a new music video for the song "Passage of the Crane." You can order your own copy of "Wanderer" from Century Media Records at this location.

The track list for the release is:

1. The Loss Of Fury
2. Bring The War Home (see lyric video here)
3. Passage Of The Crane
4. They Shall Not Pass
5. Downshifter (song streaming here)
6. Prey To God
7. Agent Orange (not available on the standard Jewelcase and standard digital album)
8. My Heart Is My Compass
9. Save Me
10. Corium
11. Extermination Order
12. A River Of Crimson
13. The Cry Of Mankind

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Heaven Shall Burn Will "Bring The War Home"

Germany's Heaven Shall Burn unleashed the lyric video for the new song "Bring the War Home." The song appears on the upcoming new album "Wanderer," which is set to drop on September 16th via Century Media Records. Pre-orders can be made at this location.

The track list for the release is:

1. The Loss Of Fury
2. Bring The War Home
3. Passage Of The Crane
4. They Shall Not Pass
5. Downshifter (song streaming here)
6. Prey To God
7. Agent Orange (not available on the standard Jewelcase and standard digital album)
8. My Heart Is My Compass
9. Save Me
10. Corium
11. Extermination Order
12. A River Of Crimson
13. The Cry Of Mankind

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Heaven Shall Burn Announces New Album

In order to sum up the overall feelings and ideology found within HEAVEN SHALL BURN's 8th full length offering, simply entitled "Wanderer," one need to look no further than the first few pages of the CD booklet ...

"He seeks distance to change his perspective
In freedom and seclusion, he arranges his thoughts
Strength and power he regains in nature's shielding bosom
In vivid silence and familiar remoteness he can listen to his heart
Yet he experienced that from no wayfare you return the same
He knows that nothing will change until you change yourself
And therefore, every revolutionary is a wanderer."

In summation, during confusing and troubled times we occasionally need to retreat from all the madness that surrounds us in order to gain a new perspective. The energy and focus that can be found from this retreat can be used to spark a change within ourselves, lending to a refreshed and strengthened mindset. When one chooses simplicity over complexity, a new road appears, one that leads to a frame of mind which shows you just how over indulged we can make this journey through life.

To enhance the auditory and lyrical journey, Heaven Shall Burn asked friend and photographer Christian Thiele to embark on a quest in order to capture the beauty of mountains, plains and shorelines. The lush and awe inspiring photos that came from this trek lend to the beauty behind the brutality of "Wanderer." More...

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Get With The Metal: Graspop & Hellfest Live Stream

The annual Graspop Festival (from Belgium) and Hellfest (from France) are in full stream this week and throughout the weekend. Both have live streams available.

As for Graspop, you can check out two channels of live metal at this location.

Among the many acts to check out: Arcturus, Heaven Shall Burn, Moonspell, Dark Funeral,
God Dethroned, Dropkick Murphys, Steak, Sacred Reich and much more.

As for Hellfest, there is a page with multiple live streams for each day and stage, which can be accessed over here.

Among the many acts to check out:

Today (06/17/2016) (all times in CET):

18h35 Inquisition
19h30 Sacred Reich
20h30 Korpiklaani
21h35 Overkill
22h40 Aura Noir
23h45 Testament
00h45 Abbath More...

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Napalm Death Releasing Split w/Heaven Shall Burn

U.K. grindcore band Napalm Death and Germany's Heaven Shall Burn have teamed up for a very special split 7" EP release.

Entitled "The Mission Creep," this limited vinyl-only split 7" EP will be released on December 11, 2015 via the bands' longtime label Century Media Records and it will include both an unreleased song by Heaven Shall Burn called "Battle Of Attrition" as well as the unreleased Napalm Death track "An Extract (Strip It Clean)."

Heaven Shall Burn comments: "It is a huge honour for us to be releasing this split 7" EP. It not only is the first 7" in Heaven Shall Burn's career, but also shared with a band that has been an influence on all levels of our band's development. Napalm Death have been a constant inspiration and will always remain innovators. We are as happy as young kids, again! Our song 'Battle Of Attrition' deals with the happenings on the battlegrounds of Flanders from more than a 100 years ago and the unfortunately repeating tragedies for all Nations, which are misled into devastating war scenarios."

Napalm Death adds: "Split recordings are a great opportunity to explore something a little different, and with the voice that Heaven Shall Burn have out there in the world, we thought it was a nice route down which to spread our own tentacles of music and ideas. The convergence of ideas between our two bands on the design side of the EP was quite seamless, so as good a meeting of minds as there should be." More...

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"Wall Of Death": Recorded With 360° Cam Technology

Spanish YouTube channel "Metalovision" is streaming video footage of the first "wall of death" ever recorded with 360° camera technology. The 360° video was shot during Heaven Shall Burn's July 18th performance at the Resurrection Fest in Spain.

Make the video streaming below full screen and turn around yourself to see it as if you were part of the show.

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Carnifex To Tour With Parkway Drive

San Diego, CA death metal outfit Carnifex will be touring Europe this November/December alongside Australian heavyweights Parkway Drive, German metalcore pioneers Heaven Shall Burn, with additional support from Northlane.

Carnifex will be playing in support of latest album "Die Without Hope" (reviewed here), and you can catch the show on any of these dates:

29.11.14 Sweden Stockholm @ Arenan
30.11.14 Sweden Gothenburg @ Trädgårn
01.12.14 Denmark Copenhagen @ Amager Bio
02.12.14 Germany Berlin @ Columbiahalle
03.12.14 Germany Offenbach @ Stadthalle
04.12.14 Czech Rep Prague @ Roxy
05.12.14 Germany München @ Zenith
06.12.14 Hungary Budapest @ Barba Negra
07.12.14 Austria Wien @ Gasometer
08.12.14 Italy Bologna @ Estragon
09.12.14 Switzerland Zurich @ Volkshaus
10.12.14 Belgium Deinze @ De Brielpoort
11.12.14 Holland Tilburg @ 013
12.12.14 UK London @ Roundhouse
13.12.14 UK Newcastle @ o2 Academy
14.12.14 UK Glasgow @ Barrowland
15.12.14 UK Nottingham @ Rock City
16.12.14 UK Bristol @ o2 Academy
17.12.14 UK Manchester @ Academy
18.12.14 France Paris @ Le Cabaret Sauvage
19.12.14 Germany Köln @ Palladium
20.12.14 Germany Leipzig @ Haus Auensee
21.12.14 Germany Hamburg @ Sporthalle More...

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Nuclear Blast To Release New "Monsters Of Metal"

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...

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Hypocrisy Announces More Tour Dates

After the first part of the “End Of Disclosure” tour in spring and several festival appearances during summer, Swedish death metal legends Hypocrisy will return to the stage this autumn in the course of the “End Of Disclosure Tour” part 2.

Support will come from Danish metallers Hatesphere. Let the hammer of death fall down on you on one of the following occasions:

15.09. EST Tallinn - Trapper
16.09. LV Riga - Melna Piektdiena
17.09. LT Vilnius - New York
18.09. BY Minsk - Re.public
19.09. UA Kiev - Bingo
21.09. RO Bucharest - Metalhead Metal Meeting
22.09. BG Sofia - Mixtape 5
23.09. SRB Belgrade - Dom Omladine
24.09. HR Zagreb - Trvonica Kulture
25.09. I Brescia - Circolo Colony
26.09. F Toulon - Le Vox
27.09. E Barcelona - Salamandra 1
28.09. E Madrid - Arena
29.09. P Lisbon - Paradise Garage
30.09. P Porto - Hard Club
01.10. E Bilbao - Santana 27
04.10. D Würzburg - Hell Inside Festival
05.10. CZ Zlin - Rock Café More...

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Graspop Metal Meeting Live Stream Available

Couldn't make it to Belgium this weekend for the Graspop Metal Meeting? Good news is that the festival will be streaming live over at this location. The live stream has two channels streaming from the various stages.

Scheduled to appear at the annual festival are:

Friday, June 28th:

Twisted Sister
Papa Roach
Grave Digger
Crucified Barbara
Dark Funeral
Coal Chamber
Heaven Shall Burn
All That Remains
Asking Alexandria
Veil of Maya
Rotting Christ
Love and Death
The Monolith Deathcult
Generation Kill More...

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Hypocrisy To Support Heaven Shall Burn

Swedish death metal monsters Hypocrisy have been confirmed as direct support for the upcoming European run of Heaven Shall Burn.

After releasing new album "End of Disclosure," Hypocrisy decided to re-release the classic album “Penetralia + Osculum Obscenum," remastered and enriched with extensive bonus material as a limited 2CD box set. The set will drop July 12th, 2013 via Nuclear Blast.

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Heaven Shall Burn Posts "Godiva" Lyric Clip

Germany's Heaven Shall Burn will release new album "Veto" on April 30th in North America via Century Media Records.

In anticipation of tomorrow's release, the band has premiered a lyric video for the album track "Godiva" on No Clean Singing.com. Check out the clip here or through the player below.


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Heaven Shall Burn Releases New Music Video

Heaven Shall Burn has released a new music video for "Hunters Will Be Hunted," which can be viewed below. The track comes off new album "Veto," out now in Europe and coming to North America April 30th via Century Media. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Godiva
2. Land Of The Upright Ones
3. Die Stürme Rufen Dich
4. Fallen
5. Hunters Will Be Hunted
6. You Will Be Godless
7. Valhalla
8. Antagonized
9. Like Gods Among Mortals
10. 53 Nations
11. Beyond Redemption

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Heaven Shall Burn Streaming New Song

Heaven Shall Burn has made another track available from upcoming album "Veto." The track "Die Stürme Rufen Dich" (featuring guest vocals by Born From Pain's Rob Franssen and Dominik Stammen), can be heard at this location or in the player below. The new album "Veto" is scheduled to be released on the following dates:

Germany/Austria/Switzerland/Norway: April 19th
Rest of Europe: April 22nd
Australia/New Zealand/Finland: April 26th
USA/Canada: April 30th

While "Veto" was mixed by Tue Madsen, there is an alternative mix available for all of the die-hard Heaven Shall Burn fans out there. The band's Maik Weichert (guitar) explains:

"The vinyl version and the Ltd. Edition 3CD Box Set of the record will feature an alternative mix, called 'Blizzard Over England Mix' by nobody less than Colin Richardson. The story behind the strange name for the mix: We were ready to fly over to England and mix the record, but there was a huge snow chaos in the UK-- no planes, no trains, roads blocked-- no way to get there. Colin was even snowed in and could not get out of the studio at all. So he mixed in almost absolute isolation and brought in a lot of interesting thoughts - without us sitting on the couch in the back and giving our 'valuable' advices...We really like the result and thought you should also listen to it.

"Most people might find that the mixes aren't very different, but those who are interested in sounds and tweaking can discover lots of different details. The vinyl will come with a CD that has the entire album in the Tue Madsen mix, while Colin Richardson's mix will be added as additional and 3rd CD to the Ltd. Edition 3CD Box Set that is only available in Germany, Austria and Switzerland." More...

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Heaven Shall Burn Launches New Song Puzzle

Heaven Shall Burn has now launched a brand new track entitled "Land Of The Upright Ones" off the band's upcoming album, "Veto." But to hear the track, fans will need to do a bit of work first: the song is chopped into 8 puzzle pieces that need to be put into the right sequence.

Once you've solved the puzzle, you can download the song for free. To put together the "Land Of The Upright Ones" sound puzzle (and to hear your first preview of the new Heaven Shall Burn album), click here.

Maik Weichert (guitars) comments about the song: "The song is dedicated to Thomas Sankara, a relatively unknown revolutionary whose fate is closely linked to Burkina Faso which can be translated to 'Land of upright/honest people' or 'Land of honest people'. It's a very heavy track."

Heaven Shall Burn's new album "Veto" will be released worldwide via Century Media Records on the following dates:

Germany/Austria/Switzerland/Norway: April 19th, 2013
Rest of Europe: April 22nd, 2013
Australia / New Zealand / Finland: April 26th, 2013
USA/Canada: April 30th, 2013 More...

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Heaven Shall Burn Reveals New Album Release

Heaven Shall Burn, which hilariously lit up the Twitterverse a few years back when conservative Christians discovered the band existed, has just finished recording upcoming album "Veto." The album is scheduled to be released on the following dates:

Germany/Austria/Switzerland/Norway: April 19th, 2013
Rest of Europe: April 22nd, 2013
Australia / New Zealand / Finland: April 26th, 2013
USA/Canada: April 30th, 2013

Maik Weichert (guitar) comments on the album: "We cannot wait to play the album to people! It turned out very diverse, it's melodic, emotional and brutal at the same time. Several guests visited us in the studio for additional performances, so you can look forward to some interesting twists!"

Due to a recent event, Maik would like to share a first song title: "Just while finalizing the very last bits and pieces for 'VETO' we received the sad news that Walter Schilling passed away in Saalfeld on January 29th. Walter Schilling was a Protestant pastor and civil rights activist in the GDR (former East Germany). We have a new song called 'Antagonized' that is about him, his life and his work in Thuringia.

"It might seem odd that a band called Heaven Shall Burn is dedicating a song to a man of the church. Still, Schilling was never into clerical dogmas. Instead he encouraged and helped teenagers to pursue new and alternative cultural ideas under the protective shield of his church and youth centre in Braunsdorf near Saalfeld. Without Walter Schilling a huge part of the youth culture and music in Thuringia wouldn't have happened - this probably goes for the GDR in general. No matter if you liked Blues, played Punk or Metal, every single person was welcome in Braunsdorf, Saalfeld, Rudolstadt or Jena. Schilling helped establishing what enabled HSB to play music, because most of the clubs and musicians that supported us in our very early days were directly or indirectly involved with Schilling's work. You will not find many theologians of Walter's kind." More...

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Matthias Voigt Shoots Down Carcass Album Rumors

Update: Carcass has since confirmed an album is in the works and will feature Jeff Walker, Daniel Wilding, and Bill Steer. Check out the full announcement over here.

Rumors have been circulating online that Carcass is working on a new album that would feature Heaven Shall Burn's Matthias Voigt.

Heaven Shall Burn has now posted the following statement online denying these unsubstantiated claims:

"Blabbermouth.net is really cool, but sometimes rumors are just rumors. Heaven Shall Burn's Matthias is 100% NOT playing for CARCASS!

"Everybody in HSB maintains the status as devoted Carcass-fan and does not even dare to dream of being involved with this legend!"

There has been no statement of any kind from Carcass or any of the members involved with the band at this point, so it's unclear if an album was actually in the works or not. If a new album were coming, it would be the first studio full-length from the band since the 1996 release "Swansong."

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