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6th October 2017


Swiss Black Metal pioneers Samael are now ready to reveal the title track of their upcoming album that will crown their thirtieth anniversary this year.

'Hegemony' will be released on October 13th 2017 via Napalm Records worldwide and here's the aforementioned title track, in 360° video form, premiering here today on MetalTalk.

The band had this to say about their new song:

"This is our grand overture... we choose to open the album with this song because we thought it sets the tone; square rythme, martial beat, massive guitar riffs, intricate keyboards arrangements, powerful orchestration all that meshed with aggressive and relentless vocal lines...

"This is our Hegemony... enjoy!"

Samael already played the brand new track, 'Angel Of Wrath', live during very special live sets at Inferno and Metalmania Festivals earlier this year and the response from fans and devotees in front of the stage was amazing.

The first song from the new album, 'Angel Of Wrath', premiered right here on MetalTalk back in June and it's well worth checking out once again.

Samael were founded in 1987 as an old school Black Metal act influenced by Bathory, fellow countrymen Celtic Frost and Venom. Brothers Vorph and Xy later developed the band's style further towards a more industrial dark Metal sound that produced legendary albums such as 'Passage' and 'Eternal'.

Stay tuned for more exciting Samael news to come.


Samael are:
Vorph: Guitars, Vocals
Xy: Keyboards and Programming
Makro: Guitars
Drop: Bass



judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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