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The Rockstar Mayhem festival enters its eighth year with another heavy metal and hard rock line-up, featuring 13 bands performing between the main stage and Victory Records stage.
The main stage will feature Slayer as headliner, as well as additional performances from King Diamond, Hellyeah, and The Devil Wears Prada. The Victory Records Stage will feature headliner Whitechapel as well as Thy Art Is Murder, Jungle Rot, Sister Sin, Sworn In, Shattered Sun, Feed Her To The Sharks, Code Orange and Kissing Candice.
Slayer's Kerry King comments: "I don't know if third time will be a charm, but it will definitely be hellish! Slayer and King Diamond on stage for the first time together in the States- NEVER has Mayhem been more evil. DON'T FUCKIN' MISS IT."
King Diamond adds: "This is going to be one hot and hellish summer! Slayer and King Diamond on the same stage - it does not get more devilish than this! We will be putting on a one hour set with the full King Diamond stage production. As for a set list, I'm not gonna reveal that here, but it will be built around 'Dreams of Horror.' The Puppet Master will be there with Grandma, and we will even go as far back in time as to 1777 (hint). You're all in for one hell of a show if you come to this Sabbath!" More...
With commanding might and old school conviction, Sister Sin delivers “Desert Queen,” the second video from "Black Lotus." Check it out below.
"We took a bit of inspiration from ancient times and aimed for a darker feeling in this video," explains guitarist Jimmy Hiltula. "Since the song has a dark feel to it, yet is very melodic, we wanted to capture that along with having the Desert Queen character in it. Also, we wanted to take some focus off the band and give more room for Liv portraying this gypsy kind of woman, reading cards and being enigmatic.”
Hiltula continues on the filming, “The desert shots were absolutely crucial for the whole video and 11 Frames (producer) did an awesome job with these beautiful pictures. We couldn't be more excited about this video! We have all met the Desert Queen in our lives (or eventually will), the mystery lies beyond."
Entertaining and rock fueled videos this week by way of Europe in the form of Santa Cruz, Crazy Lixx, Million Dollar Reload and Sister Sin. What is it about Sweden? Must be something in all that snow they eat. More...
"Black Lotus," the new album from Sweden’s Sister Sin, is in stores today. Accompanying the full-length release, the music video for the first single “Chaos Royale” can be seen below, thanks to Loudwire.com (the video is not available in all areas - head over to the Loudwire link if it doesn't play for you).
"Black Lotus" is the follow-up to 2012’s "Now & Forever," and delivers Sister Sin’s patented brand of no bullshit, full-throttle heavy metal. You can also hear the full album over at this location.
Written by guitarist Jimmy Hiltula and drummer Dave Sundburg, the "Black Lotus" story began in May at Leon Music Studios outside Karlstad, Sweden, with Rikard Lofgren and Gustav Ydenius, along with Cameron Webb (Motorhead, Megadeth) on board to mix.
Vocalist Liv Jagrell discusses the origin of the title: "The album title Black Lotus came up after a couple songs were already written. They seemed to have darker touch than before and somehow Black Lotus summed that feeling up. Lyric-wise, the inspiration comes from all kinds of places. Mostly personal struggles but also politics and fiction." More...
A free "Here's the Metal - October 2014" compilation has been released on Google Play. Unfortunately, you need a Google Play account and valid payment method to download this free compilation.
The "Here's the Metal - October 2014" tracklisting is as follows:
1. A Greater Sense of Self (4:01) by Fit For A King
2. Chaos Royale (3:39) by Sister Sin
3. Puppets 3 (The Grand Finale) [feat. Dani Filth] (4:15) by Motionless In White
4. Slaves (4:53) by 1349
5. This Is the Time (Ballast) (3:40) by Nothing More
6. Exitium (Anthem of the Living) (4:53) by Sanctuary
7. The Hands That Bled (4:05) by Darkness Divided
8. Everything's Gone (3:24) by In Flames
9. Do Not Look Down (4:56) by Meshuggah
10. Blood in Blood Out (3:42) by Exodus
11. Moth (4:51) by HELLYEAH
12. The Blasphemous Psalm to the Dummy God Creation (2:31) by Decapitated
13. Animal Mother (4:57) by Today Is The Day
You can download the compilation here.
Sister Sin's new album "Black Lotus" will officially drop next week, and today all the tracks are available online for streaming.
Hear "Black Lotus" via the player below, thanks to the metallic warriors at Metal Hammer. The full album's track listing is as follows:
1. Food For Worms
2. Chaos Royale
3. Au Revoir
4. Desert Queen
5. Count Me Out
6. Stones Thrown
7. The Jinx
8. Ruled By None
9. Sail North
Sister Sin will release fifth studio album "Black Lotus" on October 27th, 2014. Metal Hammer today dishes out the initial preview of "Black Lotus" with the premiere of the "Chaos Royale" lyric video.
Check it out below. Pre-orders are available over at this location and the track listing is as follows:
1. Food For Worms
2. Chaos Royale
3. Au Revoir
4. Desert Queen
5. Count Me Out
6. Stones Thrown
7. The Jinx
8. Ruled By None
9. Sail North More...
The final bands have now been announced for this year's edition of the Bloodstock Festival, which takes place from August 7th - 10th (get ticket info and other details over here). The organizers of the festival comment:
"The ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ finals have rocked to a conclusion and some more lucky young bands are joining the New Blood stage at Catton Park next month, plus there's a few last additions for the Sophie and Jagermeister stages.
"Balls Deep bring their trad groove metal to the Sophie Lancaster stage. The Brit outfit have been busy honing their ‘Pro-Pain cut with Black Sabbath’ sound, coming on like the bastard sons of Pantera and classic heavy metal.
"Over on the Jagermeister stage, female-fronted power metallers Aceldama will be impressing allcomers with their high octane performance and audience interaction, while New Blood stage stoner rocker’s Resin will be offering an additional acoustic spin on their new material.
"Meanwhile, the New Blood stage welcomes the last clutch of winners from the last batch of M2TM roadshow finals. Goat Leaf bring their doom groove from the Sheffield heats, Oakhaart’s tech death noise hails from Gloucestershire, impressing judges at the Bristol event, Sinpathetic grace us with their death metal from the Preston night, Eradikator’s thrash metal won out in Birmingham, and lastly but not least, Cacodaemonic's unholy, neo-classical infused death metal represents Nottingham."
The full 2014 festival lineup will be as follows: More...
The organizers of the Bloodstock Festival have checked in with the following update about confirming more bands for the 2014 edition:
"Things are hotting up at Bloodstock HQ and even more bands are unveiled for 2014!! Joining the main stage bill are the newly renamed, Entombed A.D. After having to change their name from just ‘Entombed’, LG Petrov and his fellow band members are once again ready to let the music do the talking after a year of internal struggles. They release the highly anticipated new album ‘Back to the Front’ on 4th August via Century Media and are eager to get back on the road.
"Getting the heads banging on the Sophie stage on Thursday are British trad metalheads Monument, and bringing their own brand of theatrical madness and extreme metal are former ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ winners, Gethika. Bringing an international flavour on Sunday are death/thrash metallers Krow, who hail all the way from Brazil. Fancy something a little different? Then check out 16-yr old blues star in the making Aaron Keylock, also performing on Sunday’s Sophie stage.
"Not content with that, Bloodstock can also reveal six killer bands for the Jagermeister stage! Grab a couple Jagerbombs and come headbang to Undersmile and King Creature on Friday, plus Massive Wagons and a special acoustic set from Orphaned Land on Saturday. If you’re still standing come Sunday, be sure to catch Rabid Bitch of the North and The Heretic Order."
Bloodstock has added three headliners to the Sophie Lancaster stage: Rotting Christ, Sister Sin, and Satan.
A teaser trailer for the U.K. fest can be seen below, and this year's edition is set to take place on August 7th - 10th at Catton Park in Derbyshire. There are still many more bands to be announced, and the current lineup is as follows:
Ronnie James Dio stage
DOWN, EMPEROR, MEGADETH, CARCASS, CHILDREN OF BODOM, SAXON, LACUNA COIL, OBITUARY, FLOTSAM & JETSAM, CROWBAR, PRIMORDIAL, LACUNA COIL, PRONG, DECAPITATED, BIOHAZARD, REVAMP, ORPHANED LAND, ABORTED, EVIL SCARECROW
Sophie Lancaster Stage
ROTTING CHRIST, SISTER SIN, SATAN More...
Swedish rockers Sister Sin have released a music video for the energy-fueled track, "Fight Song," taken from their newest release, "Now and Forever." Victory Records comments on the clip:
"Powerhouse frontwoman Liv Jagrell delivers an absolute TKO performance, providing the ultimate soundtrack for showing the world exactly what you're made of. Sister Sin show how merciless they can be as Jagrell reminds her enemies, 'God forgives - I don't.'"
The year and a half wait is finally over - Sweden's Sister Sin has made its way back to North America.
Beginning tomorrow, February 1st in Tampa, Florida the band will tour alongside Doro to blaze through nineteen cities before beginning a series of headlining dates on February 24th in Las Vegas.
Ready to electrify audiences with energetic and powerful stage performance, watch as vocalist Liv Jagrell talks about touring with her idol, Doro, in the clip available below. More...
Swedish rockers Sister Sin have released a new music video for "Hearts Of Cold", the second single from their recent album 'Now And Forever.’ More...
Swedish act Sister Sin has released a new music video for “Hearts of Cold,” the second single from the "Now and Forever" album. Check out the clip below. The following press release was also issued about the video:
"Directed by Eric Richter in Chicago, Illinois, the video packs a ferocious punch in a span of four minutes and sixteen seconds that will have your adrenaline rushing with your fist held high. The song is loosely based on characters Mikey and Mallory from the 1994 movie Natural Born Killers and mirrors the Finnish, real life version of them; Juha Veikko Valjakkala and Marita Routalammi, who crossed the border over to Sweden and killed a family of three." More...
Victory Records has posted a video clip online featuring holiday messages to the fans from members of Blackguard, Continents, A Hero A Fake, God Forbid, Emmure, and more. Check out the clip below, and Victory Records also commented:
"2012 has been a year filled with noteworthy releases and killer tours from Victory Records and their artists. Watch the holiday video below and get ready for a mind-blowing New Year!
"Stay tuned for the release of brand new albums from Otep, Fall City Fall, and Continents out January 22nd. Pre-order packages are available at the Victory Records’ webstore."
Hammerfest 2013 has just announced that along with St. Vitus, the festival line-up has just added legendary band Killing Joke. Angel Witch and a veritable who's who of metal will also be appearing at the Hammerfest 4 festival, which will take place on March 14th-16th at Haven Hafan y Môr Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, North Wales. Below is the current full line-up of bands appearing, with more information available over at the Hammerfest 4 website.
M-Pire of Evil
Texas Hippie Coalition
Def Con One
Commander In Chief
Sacred Mother Tongue
Line of Fire
Bull Riff Stampede
Black Acid Souls
Fire in the Empire
Sweden's Sister Sin has made the following announcement:
"We´re coming to you with some bad news today....
"Liv has had issues with her voice starting way back in 2007-2008, and it turned out to be a node on her vocal cords. To avoid surgery, she has been very strict with warmups, vocal exercises and whatnot, but nevertheless, things have taken a turn for the worst lately. After revisiting her doctor last week, it became apparent that surgery is now needed and unavoidable.
"So it is with great regret we are forced to cancel the announced shows and planned dates for the rest of the year. This is very common amongst singers and expected recovery is only two months, so we will be back stronger than ever in early 2013 and for the upcoming U.S. tour in February.
"Cant wait to see you all again on the road and thank you all for your understanding and support!"
Sister Sin released the album "Now And Forever" in October, along with a music video for the single "End Of The Line."
Anyone looking for rock and roll highlighted by sleazy guitars, big choruses, and tattoos are well aware (and have been for some time) of the scene in Sweden. Veteran, new, and reformed bands continue to put out new music as well as some entertaining videos. This week we look at three of these videos.
Swedish rockers SISTER SIN have released a music video for "End Of The Line", the first single from the band's upcoming album 'Now And Forever.' Filmed at an old nuclear reactor testing facility in Stockholm, Sweden, SISTER SIN is clearly in a mood for kicking ass.
I realize this is at a nuclear reactor site, but the video begins with an Asylum feel, or at least some sort of mental institution. Liv Jagrell is not happy, also not hungry. She is ripped, sweaty, and working out inside a small cement cell. Outside (of the alleged mental institution) there are explosions. Not Macy’s type fireworks: bombs going off, signaling Armageddon. Inside, Liv does pull-ups. The video continues with more explosions and then push-ups. Liv is preparing for war. After her “Prison Work Out” she approaches her stash of guns. Hey, what type of mental facility is this? So maybe this is just her own personal bunker, a place where she can get away from that crazy outside world and get in a good workout. Also, a great place to stash her guns…
Sweden's KILLER BEE are back with a refreshed line-up and a new album called 'Hell & Back.' The band has released their first official music video from the album, for the single "Step Into My World.” This is not to be confused with the comic relief track “My World” from Guns N’ Roses ‘Use Your Illusion II’, no, this is serious.
The video displays depressing clips of poverty, rioting, and begging. A quick break from the documentary shows the band. I enjoy the abundance of jean jackets and the use of a globe as “the world on fire”, also good use of the fist pump. The video (depressing documentary) continues with more world hunger, missile crisis, etc… very somber video, I think I’m going to go listen to “My World” and cheer myself up…
TOXICROSE, a brand new band out of Sweden featuring GEMINI FIVE and LIPSTIXX 'N' BULLETZ members, have released a music video for the track "A Song For The Weak.” The song is taken from the band's upcoming debut EP, soon to be released by City Of Lights/Rock It Up Records.
The video begins very formal – an introduction to the band. My personal opinion is that the broken glass is unnecessary, but then again, that’s just me. This is pretty much what is coming out of Sweden these days: lots of guitars, lots of hair, lots of leather, and lots of chains. There is definitely s glam inspiration, but more in a Hanoi Rocks way, versus late eighties Sunset Strip. The songs are bluesy enough to hide the pop grooves and choruses. It’s glam with an edge…
Mixed by Cameron Webb (Motörhead, Danzig, Social Distortion), Sister Sin has just released new album "Now and Forever," and you can now hear the full release online. Check out the entire album through AOL Music here.
Lead guitarist Jimmy Hitula comments, “I’m super fucking excited about the release! We’ve worked hard and waited a long time to deliver this beast of an album to the world. This is by far the hardest, heaviest and most diverse album we have ever created.”
Drummer Dave Sundberg adds, “We really managed to carve out the best from our influences. Ranging from thrash metal, hardcore to the huge choruses of 80´s heavy metal and mold it into our proudest achievement to date, Now And Forever!”
Sister Sin will be igniting audiences across North America beginning in February, 2013 alongside Doro. The band's upcoming tour dates are: More...
Swedish metal act Sister Sin posted a new music video for the track "End of the Line." The song appears on the band's fourth LP "Now and Forever," which is due out for release on October 23, 2012 via Victory Records.
The track listing for "Now and Forever" is as follows:
2. End of the Line
3. Fight Song
4. In It for Life
5. Hearts of Cold
6. The Chosen Few
7. Hang 'em High
8. I’m Not You
9. Running Low
10. Shades of Black
11. Morning After
Check out "End of the Line" here: More...