French metal rockers Karelia are set to release a new album in the UK with "Golden Decadence" on 15th April 2013 through Rocksector Records.
Karelia was formed with a deep will to play popular, multi-layered metal, staying free from cliché and genre-typical settings. Following the release of their self-produced demo and shows with acts such as Kamelot, Karelia signed in 2003 with Drakkar/Sony-BMG and released two albums, "Usual Tragedy" (2004) and "Raise" (2005).
Katatonia, Sweden's master of dark rock, has completed work on its latest video for the track, "Lethean," lifted from last year's acclaimed Dead End Kings opus. The video was shot by Lasse Hoile, notable for his previous work with the Katatonia as well as Opeth and Porcupine Tree. View the "Lethean" video below.
In related news, it has also been announced that Katatonia is shortlisted for a Swedish Grammy award in the 'Best Metal Album' category for "Dead End Kings".
This May, Greek demons SEPTICFLESH will embark on a European tour with fellow label mates CARACH ANGREN, as well as FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE and DESCENDING. This musical journey begins on May 6th, in Cortemaggiore, Italy and will continue until May 25th, in Winterthur, Switzerland. Please find a full listing of confirmed dates below.
Sweden's classic rock heavyweights SPIRITUAL BEGGARS recently wrapped up work on their 8th studio album release, "Earth Blues", which celebrates their 20th anniversary as band. The album will be released via InsideOutMusic on April 15th, 2013 Europe and April 16th in North America .
The artwork for "Earth Blues" has now been unveiled and SPIRITUAL BEGGARS' guitarist and songwriter Michael Amott comments as follows:
Hard-hitting heavy rock animals APE MACHINE, who recently signed with RIPPLE MUSIC, have announced their March 2013 SxSW Tour.
The tour comes in advance of the band's third album, "Mangled by the Machine", which is set for worldwide release on RIPPLE MUSIC later this year.
Dates are as follows:
3/8 - Portland, OR - The Know (w/ Sons of Huns and Bison Bison)
3/9 - Redding, CA - Bombay's (w/ Armed for Apocalypse)
After several years of waiting, PAIN OF SALVATION are finally returning to North America!
Here is a list of all the tourdates the band has coming up in the US and Canada for May 2013.
Pain of Salvation - North American Tour 2013
w/ Kingcrow & Imminent Sonic Destruction
05.01. EMPIRE - West Springfield, VA
05.02. HOUSE OF ROCK - White Marsh, MD
Ready or not… here they come! Finntroll are back and ready to unleash the title track of their brand new blood-soaked opus, "Blodsvept".
The trolls have come forth and exclaimed unto us: "“Blodsvept” is the track that sets the tone for this new abomination of an album. This song is perfect for driving - Driving for your life, that is, while being chased by a gang of trolls, in a catapult, on a motorway! Pull out your sun-spectacles from your glove compartment and honk if you love blood and guts"!
Monday Vreid released the new music video “The Reap”, taken from the upcoming album “Welcome Farewell”. Watch it below!
The new album will be released February 26th in Europe, February 22nd in Germany and Austria, and March 5th in North America.
The Austrian Symphonic Metal band Serenity proudly announces the release of their fourth studio album "War of Ages" (out March 22nd in Europe and March/April in USA & Asia).
The band’s statement on the new tracks: