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King Diamond announces new album “The Institute” and November & December 2019 North American Tour

After introducing a new live show, as well as music, at festivals across Europe this summer, King Diamond is now ready to officially reveal the title and theme for the first studio album in 12 years: “The Institute”!

Fans can expect the debut single to arrive this fall and an album in 2020; in the meantime, a tour teaser with a sneak peak of the new stage set can be viewed below.

Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2019 - Day 1

Since 2015, Bloodstock has grown incapacity, and this year’s event had its fair share of controversies. The most high-profile being the inevitable booking of their first metalcore headliner, Parkway Drive, at the expense of many enraged ‘true metal’ fans, as well as numerous band drop-outs beyond the organizer’s control, including the likes of Skeletonwitch, Code Orange and Dimmu Borgir (who they cancelled a day before their show).

Tungsten release music video for new single “The Fairies Dance”

Swedish metallers Tungsten, formed by Anders Johansson (ex-Hammerfall), was recently unveiled to the world and announced their signing to Arising Empire.

Today, they have released their brand new single “The Fairies Dance” off their forthcoming full-length debut album “We Will Rise”, which will be available on September 20th, 2019! For their new music video, Tungsten teamed up with video producer Patric Ullaeus (rEvolver Film Company).

Twilight Force release lyric video for new track “Queen of Eternity”

Dear Knights Of Twilight’s Might, your nearly infinte wait has finally come to an end as Swedish adventure metallers Twilight Force release their third opus, “Dawn of the Dragonstar”, today via Nuclear Blast.

To mark this momentous occasion, the fellowship has unveiled another piece of art, displaying the lyrical majesty of their new tale “Queen of Eternity”. Witness the story in all its magical glory, below.

Prime Creation to release new studio album “Tears of Rage” on September 27th 2019

Swedish metal band Prime Creation, featuring former Morifade members and $ilverdollar vocalist Esa Englund have announced the release of their new album “Tears of Rage” on September 27th, 2019.

Tracklist:
1. Fingers Crossed
2. Lost in the Shades
3. Before the Rain
4. Pretend till the End
5. Walk Away
6. All for my Crown
7. A Beggar’s Call
8. Tears of rage
9. Endless Lanes

Ark Ascent to release debut album “Downfall” on September 27th 2019

UK progressive metal band, Ark Ascent, featuring former Shadowkeeper vocalist Rogue Marechal, current DGM bassist Andrea Arcangeli and Sirenia drummer Michael Brush, have announced the release of their debut album “Downfall” on September 27th, 2019, via Ascent Records.

With their first release, Ark Ascent take you on a journey, following the fate of humankind at the onset of a major disaster that will eventually lead to its destruction.

Everfrost release lyric video for new single “Winterider”

Since the release of debut album “Blue Eyed Emotion”, Finland’s Everfrost have been active on the stage and in the studio bringing listeners the follow-up their EP “Appetite for Candlelight” and live DVD “A Cold Night Out”.

The band is now aiming to raise the bar from what an album experience is traditionally expected to be, with their second full length “Winterider” to be released via Rockshots Records on September 6th, 2019.