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7th April 2017



Edition forty one of Cum On Feel The Newz.

Roger Bannister was wearing the number 41 when he ran the world's first recorded sub-four-minute mile in Oxford in 1953, clocking in at 3:59. Coincidentally, 3:59 is the exact length of the Alestorm track 'Surf Squid Warfare'. I have no idea where I'm going with this.

Let's do this...

Vallenfyre
Hollow Leg
Nine Shrines
The Picturebooks
Earth Electric
Impure Wilhelmina
At The Drive In
The Night Flight Orchestra
Kings
Defences
Kampfar
Gothic
Zifir
Rhino's Revenge
Demon Head
Bastian

 

Defences have announced details of a London headline show which takes place at The Black Heart in Camden on Monday 17th April. The show has been set up in support of 'The Housing and Homelessness Charity' - Shelter, where the band will be donating a percentage of ticket sales and collecting donations on the day of the show to support the charity.

Guitarist Callum told us: "We're delighted to be teaming up with such a long-standing and effective organisation like Shelter. As a band, our take-home message has always been about overcoming adversity in whatever form it presents itself, and with an estimated figure of over 4000 people sleeping rough each night, we feel that supporting a charity like Shelter is a positive step towards tackling that adversity."

The new album 'With Might and Main' is out on 26th May, and the title, a phrase meaning "with all one's strength", aptly summarises the meaning behind the collection of twelve songs as well as the band's mantra during the creation process. The album aims to promote positivity, seizing every opportunity and becoming the best possible version of one's self through its lyrics, backed up by hard-hitting and melodic instrumentals.




In a rare break from his day job as the bass player with Status Quo, John 'Rhino' Edwards goes on the road for a run of 5 UK dates as Rhino's Revenge and promises a night of "straight ahead good time noisy rock and roll performed by an ace band".

That band now includes FM's lead guitarist Jim Kirkpatrick and Uriah Heep's drummer Russell Gilbrook, who join regulars Rhino and Matthew Starritt to complete a stellar line up.

In support of the shows, Rhino's Revenge is releasing a heavyweight double A-side single featuring a new edit of Take 'em Down ("about a town called Kobanî") and Famous, "about people who want something for nothing".

Rhino's Revenge 5-date UK Tour
5th May: The Iron Road, Evesham
12th May: 100 Club, London
13th May: The Holbrook Club, Horsham
18th May: Bootleggers, Kendal
20th May: Ivory Blacks, Glasgow




Crusty Death/Doom outfit Vallenfyre will release their third album, 'Fear Those Who Fear Him', via Century Media Records on June 2nd, 2017.

Now the band proudly presents the first single and video clip for this opus, Greg Mackintosh (vocals and guitar) told us: "'Kill All Your Masters' is about the frustration and anger we feel towards the many people and regimes in positions of power, whether it be political, religious or corporate, inflicting crimes and injustices on an often docile and enslaved population, who in many ways seem happy to be told what to do by anything from ancient books to lifestyle magazines."

'Fear Those Who Fear Him' will be released as Gatefold LP+CD on limited coloured and regular black 180 gram vinyl, as Special Edition Digipak (international version), Jewelcase CD (Canada, USA, Mexico only) and on all digital / streaming platforms.




Critically acclaimed doom/sludge band Hollow Leg have teamed up with No Clean Singing to reveal their video for 'Raven', a track that's taken from their recently released EP Murder.

In further news, the band have announced the Northern Migration Tour, which will include an appearance at the prestigious Maryland Doom Fest on June 24 2017.

The band told us "We will be resurfacing this summer to make an East Coast run that'll see us make first-time stops in Richmond/Winston-Salem/CT. We are also stoked to hit Atlanta and Boston, but we are really excited to make a return appearance at the Maryland doom fest."




Earth Electric are premiering the third song taken from their debut album 'Vol.1: Solar', which will hit the streets on May 12th.

Mastermind Rune Eriksen comments on behalf of Earth Electric: ""We have chosen 'The Endless Road' as the third and final single from 'Vol.1 Solar'. This one used to be called 'Burn' when it was in my Cubase folder – most likely due to the umpteen amount of times I've travelled abroad with that glorious Deep Purple album on my headphones. Somehow something must have slipped in; however, I digress.

"For me, this song represents something alluring and charming yet indefinitely old, something untamed and wild, something that transcribes perfectly into our unique take on hard rock. Carmen's interest in Gypsy magic and aesthetics is massively present in the lyrics and the hypnotic melodies move forward in a carefree and sort of 'unattached' way assisting the music. To be honest, what is a rock band without having a song dedicated to these mysterious traveling people? Hm? Arriba!"




On the 7th April 2017, Demon Head's new album 'Thunder On The Fields' will be released through The Sign Records. The songs were recorded by the Copenhagen band onto 16-track tape, in an isolated cabin where they locked themselves in for weeks in the winter of 2016.

Since the beginning, the band has relentlessly travelled on the road and off the beaten path, playing loud, wild concerts with bands from many genres and scenes. In the same way, the influences on 'Thunder In The Fields' are hard to pinpoint; many have experienced nothing quite like the doom-tinged heavy rock of Demon Head, while retaining a strange familiarity of haunting melodies that don't seem to want to escape the listener's cranium.

Comparison is always difficult and limiting, but you might get an idea of the direction if you imagine if the tour bus of Judas Priest had crashed into a whiskey bar where The Doors and Neil Young throw dice with the devil, while The Stooges cover Big Mama Thornton on the decrepit corner stage.




Kings are Brisbane's most well-kept secret. A relatively fresh face on the heavy music scene, they nonetheless have crushed it in their short time together and like a King, they have risen to power. Now, they are bringing their new single and album to the people.

New single 'Stone Cold' drops online today and it comes along with a brilliant, dark, mysterious and brooding video. It will be live in Spotify this Friday 7th April and their brand new album 'Never Alone' will drop May 19th - with pre-orders going live next Friday April 14th. Stone Cold was recorded at STL Studios where it was mixed and mastered by Sonny Truelove.

Vocalist/Guitarist Nat Cochran told us "This song was written from a time where a close friend continued to let me down over and over again. Drugs amongst other things began to change his life and his outlook towards myself and those around him. Lies and false rumours came from him until it reached a point where I had to cut him out of my life. The negativity was something I didn't need and didn't need to worry about anymore."



Ohio Metalcore quartet Nine Shrines have released their brand new single 'Parasite', taken from their upcoming debut EP 'Misery', out via Mascot Records on 21 April.

Based between Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio – Nine Shrines dig deep to explore the nuances of contemporary Metal, navigating through Metalcore, Alt Rock and stadium sized choruses - Formed by former Attack Attack! Drummer Andrew Wetzel and Life On Repeat guitarist Andrew Baylis early in 2014, they are a band woven into the fabric of the explosive Ohio scene.

'Parasite' is based on personal experiences and is an ode to those who deliberately create problems, explains the bands vocalist Chris Parketney. "Parasite is about worthless people. The type that latch onto you and drain you of your money, your happiness, and your self worth. Once they are gone, you are left empty. We all have dealt with these people in one way or another. This is our Fuck You to those people!"




Eclectic Swiss band Impure Wilhelmina are premiering 'Great Falls Beyond Death', the first track taken from their new album, 'Radiation', which has been slated for release on July 7th.

Regarding the new song, the band told us: "We have chosen the opening track 'Great Falls Beyond Death' of our new full-length entitled 'Radiation' for the first premiere. The song starts with an easy melody line and a massive guitar that both evolve into a more dark and twisted tune.

"The vocals grow steadily more epic until the song coalesces into its melancholic finale – evoking fatalism, fanaticism, ignorance, and the fear of death. We see it as a perfect way to start the journey towards our new album – to take-off and then fall through an uncharted musical radiation."




Swedish classic/progressive rock supergroup The Night Flight Orchestra (featuring members of Soilwork and Arch Enemy) have released the second video trailer for their forthcoming third studio album 'Amber Galactic'.

'Amber Galactic' is scheduled to be released on May 19, 2017 via Nuclear Blast and will be available as limited edition digipak CD featuring an alternate cover art, 2LP vinyl (black and violet sparkle) and as digital download and stream via all known platforms.

When asked about the direction of NFO within the realm of classic rock, Strid explains with a chuckle: "Most other classic rock bands sound like weed or LSD - we sound like cocaine."

Amber Galactic was recorded at Handsome Hard Studio in Lund, Sweden. The album follows The Night Flight Orchestra's two previous releases, 2012's 'Internal Affairs' and 2015's 'Skyline Whispers'.




After two highly successful music videos 'Daimon' and 'Tornekratt' from their Norwegian Grammy award winning album 'Profan', Kampfar have made an untraditional move and created a video for a song from a previous album, namely the 'Mylder' track off of companion album 'Djevelmakt'.

"We never managed to promote this album as well as the latter one, mainly because of complications when putting together tours, and when we so quickly went in and wrote and recorded 'Profan' and the just as fabulous 'Djevelmakt' did not get it's fair share of attention" Ask Ty told us.

"Seeing as this song is a mainstay in our live set, a statement of everything that Kampfar represents as one of the leaders of Norwegian Black Metal in this age, we felt the need to visualize it and create something unique in this time of low budget music videos."

Developed together with the duo Marcin Halerz and Maja Makarewicz of Red Pig Productions, the band again traveled to Krakow, Poland to film their scenes. Based on core ideas behind their three latest albums, and scetched out by the band themselves, the video was put together to reflect the visions of both band and filmmakers.




The Picturebooks released their new album 'Home is a Heartache' on March 10th 2017 via Another Century Records. After a successful run in the UK and Ireland supporting Monster Truck, the band are currently out on the road on a European tour in mainland Europe and have unleashed their brand new video titled 'I Need That Oooh'.

"We shot the video out in Yucca Valley and Pioneer Town in California. Next to us performing in the middle of the desert, the video is about us riding our choppers (one of them is a bike that we built ourselves and the other bike belongs to one of our buddies in the US.) In the video, we´re riding bikes, meet this hitchhiking chick, we blow up stuff on the side of the road, getting lost… looking for inspiration, pretty much what the song is about in a way.

"While we were filming though, my dad (who is also our manager, producer, live mixer and camera guy) got hit by a truck when we left him alone for 10 minutes. It was a hit and run. He was just sitting down on the side off the road checking some of his footage he filmed earlier while it happened. He broke 10 ribs, 9 fractions on his spine, he punctured his lung, tore some ligaments in his left knee and cut up his elbow pretty badly. He was rushed to the "Frank Sinatra Hospital" in Palm Springs immediately and we were lucky we had great insurance (which in the US really helps if you know what I mean?)

"Anyways, 3 weeks later this guys manages to be back on his feet again and with the help from our friends in the skateboarding and chopper scene we finished the video and things turned out for the better. We're so thankful for everyone that was involved in the making of this video and we had the best time up there in the high desert. Good times. Life is so freaking weird man."




Fresh off a triumphant handful of US dates—including a surprise pop-up performance that was the talk of SXSW and a run of make-up dates, At The Drive In unleash 'Hostage Stamps', the third single from the highly anticipated new album, 'in • ter a • li • a', out May 5th on Rise Records.

Cedric Bixler-Zavala describes the song as "like walking through the hallway in some war-torn ghetto and reading the writing on the wall. When you hear things like, 'Raise your nithing pole,' I don't think anyone will know what that is right away, but when you look it up, it's this curse. We are going to be victorious. Here's the fucking head on the stake in front of our army. We're coming back. It's reading the writing on the wall. It's going and keeping your ear to the ground and listening to the heartbeat of young people."

At The Drive In's new album, 'in • ter a • li • a' will be released on May 5th on Rise Records ahead of the band's next live performance on UK soil at Reading & Leeds festivals this August.




Romanian Metal veterans Gothic just released their newest video, 'Shadow Man', the first track off the band's latest full-length album, Demons, released at the beginning of this year on Loud Rage Music. The video was mixed by the band's leader, Alin Petrut, with post-production by Razvan Alexandru (Abigail).

Gothic released their fourth, highly-anticipated studio album, 'Demons', earlier this year and soon after embarked on an extensive national tour to be followed by international gigs later this year. The new material is considered to be the best in the band's long (24 years) career/




Turkish Black Metallers Zifir have signed with Norwegian label Duplicate Records and announced that their third full-length, 'Kingdom Of Nothigness', will be released in late spring / early summer of 2017, both in CD and LP format, with artwork created by Russian artist Vergvoktre.

Skillfully blending Eastern and Scandinavian influences into their very own sound, Zifir evoke haunting imagery within the listener's mind. Having carefully honed their craftmanship over the years, they have effortlessly created an album that is diverse without losing its sense of direction.

As opposed to the standard "Hail Satan" perspective, lyrically 'Kingdom Of Nothingness' is a condemnation of all man-made religion, seen from a Turkish view. Several songs, like album highlight '769', deal with actual events, or rather horrors that took place in the name of religion. With this album Zifir deliver one of the truly stand-out Black Metal releases of 2017. The beast has awoken.




After a great deal of touring with all entirely Italian line up, Bastian are now ready to release their brand new, third album 'Back To The Roots' with the stripped down line-up of Sebastiano Conti on guitar, Vinny Appice on drums, the swedish singer Apollo Papathanasio and the indestructible Corrado Giardina on bass.

The Bastian band/project was formally conceived in 2014 and the following year, an album written and produced by leader Sebastiano Conti was their first release. Entitled 'Among My Giants', it featured American singers Michael Vescera (ex Malmsteen, Loudness, Animetal Usa, Obsession) and Mark Boals (ex Malmsteen, Uli Jon Roth, Ring of fire). On drums, the great Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Ronnie James Dio, Heaven and Hell), Thomas Lang (Paul Gilbert, Glenn Hughes, Stork), John Macaluso (ex Malmsteen, James LaBrie, TnT, Riot, J.Batten). This was followed by their second album 'Rock Of Daedalus' which was released in March 2016.

The sound on 'Back To The Roots' is a little bit different than the pure Metal sound of the two predecessors, containing more hard rock shades with ballads and some bluesy touches, but without losing sight of the harsh sound that has always characterized Conti's works. The album is out now in Europe and set for a July 23rd release in the US.




More Cum On Feel The Newz next Friday 14th April 2017...



ALL EDITIONS OF CUM ON FEEL THE NEWS

8th December 2017: Massive Wagons, Kill The Ideal, Laurence Jones, Angra and much more...
10th November 2017: Sixx:AM, Reuben Archer's Personal Sin, Down 'n' Outz, Deever and much more...
3rd November 2017: Black Country Communion, Avenged Sevenfold, Testament, Don Broco and much more...
27th October 2017: Arch Enemy, LA Guns, Butcher Babies and much more...
13th October 2017: Nikki Sixx, Mollie Marriott, Samarkind, The Dust Coda and much more...
6th October 2017: Cavalera Conspiracy, Five Finger Death Punch, Body Count, Hammerfall and much more...
29th September 2017: Cheap Trick, Supersonic Blues Machine, Kadaver, Orange Goblin and much more...
22nd September 2017: Black Stone Cherry, Blind Guardian, Butcher Babies, Von Hertzen Brothers and much more...
8th September 2017: Lou Dibello, Vandenberg's Moonkings, Wilko Johnson, Supersonic Blues Machine and much more...
1st September 2017: Inglorious, Orden Ogan, Amaranthe, Dirty Thrills and much more...
25th August 2017: Ensiferum, H.E.A.T., Black Country Communion, Savage Messiah and much more...
18th August 2017: The Darkness, As Lions, Galactic Cowboys, Syteria and much more...
11th August 2017: Trivium, H.E.A.T., The Dan Reed Network, Tankard and much more...
28th July 2017: Black Stone Cherry, Living Colour, Govt Mule, JOANovARC and much more...
21st July 2017: The Darkness, Simo, Metal Church, Klogr and much more...
14th July 2017: Korpiklaani, Enslaved, Prophets Of Rage, Tequila Mockingbyrd and much more...
7th July 2017: Eluveitie, Mason Hill, The Pineapple Thief, Belphegor and much more...
30th June 2017: Walter Trout, Dirty Thrills, Rage, Ye Banished Privateers and much more...
23rd June 2017: Joe Bonamassa, Epica, TesseracT, SKAM and much more...
16th June 2017: Kreator, Cradle Of Filth, King King, Robin Trower and much more...
9th June 2017: Kiss, Absolva, Living Colour, Belphegor and much more...
2nd June 2017: Status Quo, Syteria, Von Hertzen Brothers, Vallenfyre and much more...
26th May 2017: Blind Guardian, Tankard, Michael Monroe, Tethra and much more...
19th May 2017: Skinny Puppy, As Lions, Threshold, Kreator and much more...
12th May 2017: Blind Guardian, Walkway, Goldray, Bubbles Erotica and much more...
5th May 2017: Voodoo Six, Kai Hansen, Holocaust, Don Broco and much more...
28th April 2017: Massive Wagons, Gary Hoey, Jupiter Falls, Foscor and much more...
21st April 2017: Biffy Clyro, Wilko Johnson, Purson, Gov't Mule and much more...
14th April 2017: Sammy Hagar, The Unity, Cleo Howard, Tankard and much more...
7th April 2017: Rhino's Revenge, Defences, Bastian, Vallenfyre and much more...
31st March 2017: Acid Reign, The Magpie Salute, Adrenaline Mob, Cradle Of Filth and much more...
24th March 2017: Queen, HRH AOR, Royal Republic, As Lions and much more...
17th March 2017: Broken Witt Rebels, Bad Touch, Angel, The Real Kids and much more...
10th March 2017: Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgor, WinterStorm, Avatar and much more...
3rd March 2017: Toseland, The Amorettes, Royal Thunder, Walter Trout and much more...
24th February 2017: Epica, Papa Roach, Punky Meadows, Ayreon and much more...
17th February 2017: Anthrax, SikTh, The Fallen State, Open Access and much more...
10th February 2017: Battle Beast, Wednesday 13, King Kobra, Dan Patlansky and much more...
3rd February 2017: Don Broco, The Answer, Suicide Silence, Triaxis and much more...
27th January 2017: Monster Truck, Stone Broken, Ayreon, Skunk Anansie and much more...
20th January 2017: Anthrax, Black Star Riders, VIMIC, Jethro Tull and much more...
13th January 2017: Kansas, The Temperance Movement, Avatarium, Aversions Crown and much more...
6th January 2017: Accept, Leatherwolf, Pain, Threshold and much more...
30th December 2016: Death Valley High, Helleborus, Hatriot, Need and much more...
23rd December 2016: Ex Deo, Overkill, Code Orange, Korpiklaani and much more...
16th December 2016: Scythia, Coheed And Cambria, Primordial, Steel Panther and much more...
9th December 2016: Alice Cooper, Krokus, Accept, Metal Church and much more...
4th December 2016: Nightwish, Sepultura, Der Elefant, Gypsy Pistoleros and much more...
25th November 2016: Firewind, Ship Of The Line, Krepitus, Bonafide and much more...
18th November 2016: Dark Sarah, Kreator, Arch Enemy, Armored Saint and much more...
11th November 2016: Orange Goblin, Danny Worsnop, Steve 'N' Seagulls, Krampus and much more...
4th November 2016: Bernie Marsden, Touchstone, Paganland, Neon Hurricane and much more...
28th October 2016: Primordial, Steve Overland, Sonic Syndicate, BlackRain and much more...
21st October 2016: The Dead Daisies, Evyltyde, Al Atkins, Royal Hunt and much more...
14th October 2016: Tyler Bryant, The Amity Affliction, The Doomsday Kingdom, Tigertailz and much more...
7th October 2016: Devil Wears Prada, Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, Rhapsody Of Fire, Gary Moat and much more...
30th September 2016: As Lions, Sonata Arctica, SOG (Special Ops Group), Dark Tranquility and much more...
23rd September 2016: Tankard, Secret Sphere, Aaron Keylock, Demonic Resurrection and much more...
16th September 2016: Visigoth, Helmet, Binary Creed, Fair Warning and much more...
9th September 2016: Attica Rage, Hammerfall, Vader, Heaven Shall Burn and much more...
2nd September 2016: The Deer Hunter, Nothgard, Shotgun Rodeo, Oceans Of Slumber and much more...
26th August 2016: Testament, Bruce Kulick, Wormrot, Crobot and much more...
19th August 2016: Styx, Hammerfall, Hey! Hello!, The Apocalypse Blues Revue and much more...
12th August 2016: Thus Defiled, Metal Allegiance, Focus, Gunhill and much more...
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22nd July 2016: Ministry, Asphyx, Gov't Mule, In Flames and much more...
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WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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