Wednesday, February 28, 2018

One Man Studio Band NATE BOHNET Offers Free Album Download "Therapeutic Destruction"

One man studio artist and Nuclear Oath bassist NATE BOHNETs offering his debut solo album "Therapeutic Destruction" released earlier this February for Free Download or Pay What Ya Want on his Bandcamp.

The album was recorded, mixed and mastered with his producer touch at his Medicine Hat, AB based Octave Studios.  Sharing with the world his emotional, groovy, melodic, organic, and therapeutic sounds, these 14 tracks are cut from the very heart, and are a sonic sampling of a man’s soul, and while such cuts are deep and painful, the art created thereof is that of pain purged, for creator and listener alike, a symbiotic salvation if you will. Having lost his parents as a very young child; Nate has truly experienced what he writes about.

NATE BOHNET comments:

“This album is centred around the concept that music is therapy. We all go through times in our lives where nothing seems to make sense, everything is on the edge, and you don’t know what will happen next. We have all loved, laughed, lost, and experienced tremendous grief and joy in our time alive. ‘Therapeutic Destruction’ means harnessing all the negative energy that comes into your life, and unleashing it in music that some might consider destructive. I felt that the title fits the main idea of the album; using music as a way of therapy and harnessing it in such a way as to allow myself to deal with aspects of my life, and if one song reaches you and connects with you; it has done its job. The overarching message is that regardless of all these low points in our lives, all we have to do is push forward and strive. The only thing holding you back is your mind.”

“Therapeutic Destruction” is also available for on iTunesSpotify and all other major online retailers.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

interview: Dracena (part 1)

This is the first part of an interview with Dracena, traditional extreme metal from Sweden. The person answering the interview is Mia, who is the creative force behind Dracena. The objective is to do an extensive interview that covers the past and present of Dracena.

First of all, where online can people hear the new album Cursed to the Night? Is there a way to hear the complete recording at this point?
Cursed to the Night as well as Dracena’s other two albums is available in full version on most of the digital services such as Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, Deezer and Pandora. Some of the earlier demos can be found at YouTube.

Now, what about getting a copy of the cd?
The older albums and merchandise can be ordered from

All the albums as well as the limited ed. cassette for Cursed to the Night can be ordered from our current label Infernö Records

There is also a limited ed. on cassette of our album Ravenous Bloodlust recently released by Unholy Fire Records -

Who is the personnel on the album?
The studio line up for Cursed to the Night is me on vocals, rhythm guitars and bass, Jocke on drums and Fredrik Folkare (Unleashed, Firespawn, Dead Kosmonaut) on lead guitars. We also have a guest appearance on vocals for one of the tracks from Ola Malmström (Sorcery).

The album sounds good to the ear and it sounds professional. Where did you record it? How has the experience of learning to record your albums been for you?
I am very pleased with the sound and production of Cursed to the Night. Everyone involved has done a great job and given a personal touch to the album Cursed to the Night was recorded in three different studios: All drums was recorded and played by Jocke at MediEvil Studios (Uppsala) where the additional vocals on “The Shadow of What Once Was” was also recorded lead solos and melodies was recorded and played by Fredrik Folkare at Chrome Studios (Stockholm). Rhythm guitars, bass and vocals was recorded by Pontus ”Punchy” Ekwall at Studio Cave (Fagersta) and he also mixed and mastered the whole album

This far I have used different studios for each album. When I choose a studio I look at sound, recommendations and location. I listen to earlier recordings from selected studios to evaluate if it will fit the sound I am looking for and ask friends if they can recommend a studio and if the studio technician is cool to work with. After I’ve chosen a studio I present a selection of references of what kind of sound I’ll expect to hear in the finished production.

To me it’s important that once we’re in the studio, everyone involved in the recording will get along well with each other to be able to produce the best possible version of the album, to be creative and to make suggestions to enhance the songs and to have a good time.

On the album you play rhythm guitars, bass and did vocals. When did you pick up the bass and decided to take care of the bass responsibilities for your recordings? When you play bass what type of rhythms or tones or sounds are looking for?

I started to play the bass out of necessity for the first album, Infernal Damnation, simply because I had no bass player at the time. I usually only practise the bass before I go to the studio, 4-6 months of rehearsal, as guitar is my main instrument.

My main goal with the bass is to make a depth in the song and differ the bass notes from the guitar riffs, because just following the guitar makes a very thin sound experience.

You have been playing guitar for a long time. What is the first instrument that you practiced? Were you a child or a bit older, like in adolescence, when you began playing an instrument? For guitar, do you remember what or who inspired you to play guitar?
The first instrument I played seriously was the violin, I guess I was about 8 years old. After that I had a small synthesizer for a couple of years and I bought my first guitar at 13. I think the reason I switched to guitar was because I was already into heavy metal but also because we recently obtained cable TV and a bunch of cool late night shows like Headbanger’s Ball and The Power Hour/Raw Power. I probably had a collective inspiration source from all my favourite bands to pick up that guitar and start to write my own songs.

What kind of music did your parents play in the house when you were a child? Being Swedish, did your parents like ABBA, Europe or Heavy Load?!
There was a wide diversity of music at home when I grew up, everything from ABBA, Elvis, The Sweet and Rolling Stones to Creedence Clearwater Revival, Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton. 70’s disco and 80’s pop on the radio and my friends listened to black rock or punk or metal.

When you were a teenager what was happening in music that interested you in particular? Were you around for the explosion of Swedish extreme metal in the late 80s and early 1990s?
In the early 80’s some of the first metal videos I recall that really made an impression was Kiss’ Heaven’s on Fire, Twisted Sister’s We’re not gonna take it and Queen’s I want to Break Free. I was really fascinated both by the bands images and their music.

In school we used to tape trade and record vinyl albums to cassette from each other and I got hold of a cassette recording of WASP - Animal Fuck like a Beast. From there it went on with all the bands around at the time. I used to buy English and American rock magazines and make special orders at the local vinyl store to import the latest albums of bands I’ve seen on the TV rock shows.

In the early 90’s I lived in Gothenburg and became more familiar with the extreme metal scene around at the time, mostly through friends in the Gothenburg scene like Swordmaster, Decameron, Sacramentum, Dissection, Lord Belial, etc.

When it comes to music, metal is the genre which is closest to my soul, something that will make it bleed and crave to create my own songs. The metal bands that will always live on in my eternity are the bands from the 70’s and 80’s, which had a huge impact on my evilution and has been with me for most of my life.

[to be continued]

debut EP by Born Without Blood

Seattle death metal brutal cave men Born Without Blood have been pounding that pavement for a while now, but the time for waiting and wondering comes to an end now. Right now. Hear them do their thing. They have a four-song EP that captures quite nicely what they have been delivering on the stages of the Seattle region. This is Born Without Blood. Fans of brutal metal now have something new for moshing and growling.

Video by ST. ELMO'S FIRE - Hammer

ST. ELMOS FIRE has released a video for the song "Hammer". That song is on the new album "Evil Never Sleeps", which will be released March 30th, 2018 via PURE STEEL RECORDS. The pre-order phase will start on March 16th, 2018 in our webshop. Two and a half years ago, the complete back catalogue of this California US Metal cult band had been re-released through Karthago Records, which included all re-releases between 1986 and 1992. Now the first album since "Desperate Years" is ready to take over. Powerful, yet melodic Heavy Metal still is the sound, and St. Elmo's Fire are back after 25 years with their new album "Evil Never Sleeps". The vocals of new singer Kevin Brady also fit perfectly into the sound that fans of the early days will love.
St. ELMOS FIRE will take the hearts of all Metal fans by storm again.
ST. ELMO'S FIRE - Hammer

ARGUS Releases Official Video for "Devils of your Time"

Pittsburgh, PA traditional metal force ARGUS have released the official video for "Devils of your Time," a track from 2017 Cruz Del Sur Music album From Fields of Fire. The video (the band's first ever) was conceptualized and created by Nick Prezioso. Check it out below. From Fields Of Fire was released September 8, 2017 on Cruz Del Sur Music.
Four years after the release of Beyond the Martyrs, the mighty U.S. Heavy Metal torchbearers ARGUS have returned with From Fields of Fire on Italy's Cruz Del Sur Music! From Fields of Fire is the defining moment from a band that has delivered the goods album after album. It is the highlight of their career to date and one that will be seen as a highlight in heavy metal circles, not just this year, but for years to come.
ARGUS is probably the best band nowadays to pay homage to traditional heavy metal without merely aping their heroes. This is true metal with doom elements, two worlds that often touch, but have never been as well synthesized into a single, organic sound as they are here. From Fields of Fire features some real Heavy Metal gems: the infectious melodies and guitar-drive of "You Are the Curse" and "216," the moody "Hour of Longing," the galloping sound of "As a Thousand Thieves" and the borderline epic, ever-shifting majesty of "Infinite Lives, Infinite Doors." And yet this is an album that demands to be absorbed as a whole, where the music, lyrics and atmosphere reach deep inside of you and take root.
Argus "Devils Of Your Time"
Stream From Fields of Fire at

Images of Eden Signs Record Deal with Pavement Entertainment

Phoenix, AZ (2/23/18)- For Immediate Release- After an extensive label search, IMAGES OF EDEN has signed with Pavement Entertainment for the worldwide release of the upcoming CD, SOULRISE- physical and digital distribution through Sony music as well as an extensive promotional campaign, tour solicitations, etc. Pavement Entertainment is home of bands such as Candlebox, SOiL, Powerman 5000, Tantric, Janet Gardner (from Vixen), Dishwalla, Smile Empty Soul, Flaw and Black Water Rising. They also have multiple albums included in the Billboard Magazine Top 200 Best Selling Debuts.
Although SOULRISE is planned for a summer release (June/ July-ish), we will announce an official date as soon as one has been locked down. Beyond the release of SOULRISE, we will be looking to go out on the road in support of the release!
It has been a long time coming and we are extremely excited to be working with Pavement Entertainment. Special thanks to Bill Metoyer for getting us connected to this amazing label!
Images of Eden is a fearless concept band that brings together familiar, well-loved elements of metal and rock combined with their own unique vision, message and delivery. The result is a distinct musical hybrid that speaks directly to the struggles and tribulations of the listener.
Musically, Images of Eden draws its inspiration from a hybrid of modern hard rock combined with classic metal, creating a modern sound rife with progressive elements and impassioned, unfeigned vocal delivery.
Each release from Images of Eden is a chapter in the tale of a life’s journey, dealing specifically with the trials and darkness that each of us must face in this world, each track is meant to inspire the listener to overcome these obstacles through human perseverance strengthened by guidance from above. The distinct vision that gives Images of Eden its identity is about drawing strength and determination from faith to see us through our toughest times, but what makes IoE stand out as one of a kind is that its message is simultaneously accessible to everyone while still speaking to the listener on a very personal level.
In early 2018, Images of Eden released a high-end production music video for their single, “Shield Me”, and also has signed a deal with Pavement Entertainment to release their fourth CD, Soulrise”. The album was mixed and mastered by legendary producer, Bill Metoyer and will be scheduled for release later in 2018. In addition to this, the follow up to “Soulrise” has already been written and the band has officially started tracking.
Images of Eden- "Shield Me" (Official Video)

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Washington state concert calendar, updated February 25, 2018

Friends in the state of Washington,
Is there a metal music show in your area that is not listed in this calendar? Does your local metal band have a show coming up and is not listed here? Is your band's name spelled incorrectly? Are the dates wrong? If you have information about shows/updates/cancellations, please get in contact with Metal Bulletin zine.
Washington state concert calendar, updated February 25, 2018
February 26 Metal Mondays: Helles, Religicide, Bacon Grenade at Substation, Seattle, WA
February 27 Septicflesh, Dark Funeral, Thy Antichrist, Down the Scope, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
March 1 Queensrÿche at Northern Quest Resort and Casino, Spokane, WA
March 2 Second Sting (Scorpions tribute) at Louie G’s Pizza, Fife, WA
March 2 Arisen from Nothing, American Wrecking Company, Casualty of God, Emanon at Tony V’s, Everett, WA
March 3 The T.B.A. with Brain Cell Genocide, Barbarian Wasteland at Tony V’s Everett, WA
March 3 Darkenside, Set in Stone, Deophobic, Trojan Swamp Monster at Erebus, Kelso, WA
March 3 Florida Man, Kihalás, Turian, Azoth at Black Lodge, Seattle, WA
March 4 Triumvir Foul, Crurifragium, Caustic Wound at Highline, Seattle, WA
March 5 Iced Earth, Sanctuary, Kill Ritual at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
March 6 Metal Yoga at The Shakedown, Bellingham, WA
March 6 Enslaved, Wolves in the Throne Room, Myrkhur, Khemmis at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
March 7 Machine Head at Showbox, Seattle, WA
March 7 Rings of Saturn, Nekrogoblikon, Allegaeon, Entheos, Angelmaker, Vesuvian at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
March 7 Endorphins Lost, Das Helm, Savage, Disease at The Kraken, Seattle, WA
March 8 Bell Witch, Eye of Solitude, Marche Funebre, Un at Highline, Seattle, WA
March 8 Between the Buried and Me, The Dear Hunter at Showbox, Seattle, WA
March 9 Method 13, Noctium, Thou Shall Kill, Damn the Flood at Tony V’s, Everett, WA
March 9 Rings of Saturn, Nekrogoblikon, Allegaeon, Entheos at The Pin, Spokane, WA
March 9 After the Fallout, others at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
March 9 We Came As Romans, Tempting Fate at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
March 9 Eye of Solitude, Marche Funébre, Usnea at Erebus, Kelso, WA
March 9-10 Northwest Metal Fest at El Corazón/Funhouse, Seattle, WA: Q5, Coven, The Accused AD, Skelator, Substratum, Taist of Iron, others
March 10 Alterbeast, Inferi, Grindmother, Aethere, The Festering, Withheld Judgement at The Pin, Spokane, WA
March 10 Infernal Legion, Damage Overdose, Coffin Rot, Murder Stroke at Erebus, Kelso, WA
March 11 Northwest Metal Fest After Party: Kömmand, Road Rash, Saboteur at Victory Lounge, Seattle, WA
March 11 Alterbeast, The Grindmother, Inferi, Aethere at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
March 13 Watain, Destroyer 666, Deggial at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
March 14 Widowmaker, Second Death, Skyburial, Odissia, Monsters among Gods at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
March 15 Holy Grove, Mount Saturn at The Shakedown, Bellingham, WA
March 15 Gideon, Toothgrinder, Greyhaven, Norma Jean, Deathbreaker at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
March 16 Black Bone Exorcism, Holy Grove, Into the Storm, Oceans Fade at Substation, Seattle, WA
March 17 Voidthrone, Infernal Legion, Dilapidation, URDR, Noceur at The Valley, Tacoma, WA
March 17 Bodysnatcher, So This Is Suffering, Toarn, Groundfeeder at Tony V’s, Everett, WA
March 18 Bodysnatcher, So This Is Suffering, Set Your Anchor, Guardian, Feverwar, Manifestation at The Pin, Spokane, WA
March 19 Udo Dirkschneider, Zero Down, Children of Seraph at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
March 21 Whipstriker, Negative Vortex, Oxygen Destroyer, Kömmand at Highline, Seattle, WA
March 21 Dio Disciples at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
March 22 Michael Schenker at Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA
March 22 Shizerdome, Whythre, Hexengeist at Substation, Seattle, WA
March 24 The War Within at Tony V's, Everett, WA
March 24 Alda, Huldrekall, Forest of Grey, Vouna at Cryptatropa Bat, Olympia, WA
March 25 Human Agony, Rohit, Putrid Temple at Highline, Seattle, WA
March 28 Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Rivers of Nihil, Enterprise Earth, Sanction, Scourged at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
March 28 Steaksauce Mustache, American Standards, The Anchor, Florida Man at Eagles 2485, Kennewick, WA
March 29 Steaksauce Mustache, American Standards, The Anchor, Florida Man at 2nd Cycle, Tacoma, WA
March 30 The Sword, King Buffalo at The Pin, Spokane, WA
March 30 Deathbed Confessions, SwampheavY, Kyberox at The Swiss Restaurant and Pub, Tacoma, WA
March 30 Suppression, Acid Feast, Sidetracked, PWWMA, Ruptured Silence at Highline, Seattle, WA
March 30 Top Knot Fest: Czar, Heiress, Steak Sauce Mustache, American Standards, Faus, Smooth Sailing, Into the Storm, Florida Man, Blacktracks, Kihalás, Inhaulation at Southgate Roller Rink, Seattle, WA
March 31 Obscurus Infestus: Simulation Theory, Voidthrone, Kihalás, Nick Superchi, others (about 12 performances) at Obscurus, Everett, WA
March 31 Dominus Nox, Battle Axe Massacre, Rat King at Erebus, Kelso, WA
March 31 Effluvia, Disease, Snake, Bummer at Georgetown Liquor Company, Seattle, WA
April 2 Ross the Boss, Ethan Brosch, Old James at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
April 6 Witchaven, Oxygen Destroyer, Kömmand, Carnotaurus at McCoy’s Tavern, Olympia, WA
April 6 Nightwish at Knitting Factory, Spokane, WA
April 7 ReEvolution, Glass Cannons, Aphelion, Simulation Theory at The Mirkwood, Arlington, WA
April 7 I, Detest; Dismembering Mary, others at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
April 10 Taake, King Dude at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
April 12 The Devils of Loudun, Neck of the Woods, Weaponlord at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
April 13 Neck of the Woods at Real Art, Tacoma, WA
April 13 Profane Order, Hissing, Putrid Temple, others at Black Lodge, Seattle, WA
April 14 Neck of the Woods at McCoy’s Tavern, Olympia, WA
April 15 Uli Jon Roth at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
April 15 Judas Priest, Saxon, Black Star Riders at ShoWare Center, Kent, WA
April 19 Windhand, Ruby the Hatchet, Un at Neumos, Seattle, WA
April 19 X Suns, Tetrachromat, You May Die in the Desert, others at Central Saloon, Seattle, WA
April 20 Second Sting (Scorpions tribute) at Tulalip Casino, Marysville, WA
April 20 Tetrachromat, Die Like Gentlemen, Marv at the Shakedown, Bellingham, WA
April 20 Blood and Thunder, Dilapidation, Violent Hallucinations, Odyssian at Obscurus, Everett, WA
April 20 Xoth, Ghostblood, Oxygen Destroyer, Kömmand at Central Saloon, Seattle, WA
April 21 Rat King, Effluvia, Whythre at Erebus, Kelso, WA
April 27/28 The Tony V's Hybrid Festival: Jesus Wears Armani, The War Within, Silent Theory, Massacre at the Opera, Casualty of God, After the Fallout, Noctium, Chamber 6, others at Tony V's, Everett, WA
April 28 Second Sting (Scorpions tribute) at Emerald Downs, Auburn, WA
May 1 Carnifex, Oceano, Winds of Plague, Archspire, Spite, Buried above Ground, Shadow of Intent, Widowmaker, Dismembering Mary at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
May 5 Wet Temple, Down the Scope, After the Fallout, Simulation Theory, Skiz Dizzard at Mirkwood Public House, Arlington, WA
May 12 Whythre, Born Without Blood, Effluvia, Orator, ShizerDome at Obscurus, Everett, WA
May 13 Soulfly, Nile, After the Fallout, Devilation at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
May 13 Silent Scream, Madrost at Funhouse, Seattle, WA
May 16 Satyricon, Inquisition, Inquinok, Voidthrone at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
May 17 Cough, Grime, Serial Hawk, Isenordal at Highline, Seattle, WA
May 18 ApHelion, Whythre at The Mirkwood, Arlington, WA
May 22 Obituary, Pallbearer, Skeletonwitch, Dust Bolt at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
May 23 Texas Hippie Coalition, Kobra and the Lotus, others at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
May 24 Bat, Midnight, Wormwitch at El Corazón, Seattle
May 24 Tetrachromat, Designer Disguise, Hexengeist, Pill Brigade at The Mirkwood, Arlington, WA
May 26 D.R.I., Deathwish at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
May 26 Anvil at Highline, Seattle, WA
May 28 Power Trip, Sheet Mag, Fury, Red Death at Neumos, Seattle, WA
May 31-June 2 Northwest Terrorfest at Neumos, Barboza, Highline, Seattle, WA
June 2 Insomnium, ApHelion at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
June 2 Battle for Mordor: Blood and Thunder, ReEvolution, Odyssian, Oxygen Destroyer, Dilapidation, Violent Hallucinations, Simulation Theory at The Mirkwood, Arlington, WA
June 4 Aborted, Psycroptic, Ingested at The Pin, Spokane, WA
June 6 Devastation on the Nation: Aborted, Psycroptic, Ingested, Disentomb, Arkaik, Venom Prison, Vale of Pnath, Primordial Atrocity at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
June 10 HammerFall, Flotsam and Jetsam, Skelator at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
June 14 Queensrÿche at Clearwater Casino, Suquamish, WA
June 16 The Accused AD, Effluvia, Dilapidation at The Valley, Tacoma, WA
June 16 Uli Jon Roth at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
June 16 Washington Deathfest III: Infernal Legion, Thou Shall Kill, Priest Mutilation, Divide Paths, Helles, Whythre, Voidthrone, ApHelion at The Charleston, Bremerton, WA
June 21-25 Thirst for Light V festival: Addaura, Alda, Isenordal, Void Omnia, many, many others in Raymond, WA
July 7 Crimson Guardian, Morbid Fascination, others at Erebus, Kelso, WA
July 13&14: WADM Metalfest at Erebus, Kelso, WA: Cursed, Oxygen Destroyer, Hang the Kode, Battle Ace Massacre, Inside Defiance, Crüd Güns, Simulation Theory, Noose; Aggression, Violent Hallucinations, Antiform, Hyborian Rage, Pre Embalmed, Dilapidation, After the Fallout, Trojan Swamp Monster
July 14 Queensrÿche at Lucky Eagle Casino, Rochester, WA
July 20 The Backyard Festival:After the Fallout, others Louie G’s Pizza, Fife, WA
August 20 Powerglove at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
September 8 Effluvia, Oxygen Destroyer, Disease at Le Voyeur, Olympia, WA
September 20 Amorphis, Dark Tranquillity, Moonspell, Omnium Gatherum at El Corazón, Seattle, WA
November 2 Second Sting (Scorpions tribute) at Tulalip Casino, Marysville, WA
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Hyvmine music video

In case you have missed it, Hyvmine have a music. Below is an excerpt from an interview with Dead Rhetoric.

Dead Rhetoric: What are the differences in writing styles from instrumental songs to band songs?

Joseph: You are definitely looking for more hooks when you are writing for a band. Having vocals in there, you have to tell a story. For me, I’ve noticed that it’s more effective if you have something that people can latch onto right away, to get the notion of what the song is all about. With instrumental songs, it’s harder to do because there are no words. Even if the song is about something, you have to dig much deeper into your arrangement to bring out the vibe of what the song is about. I would say it’s a bit…I don’t want to say it’s easier, but writing instrumental music is a tougher way to communicate and connect with people than having lyrics. I definitely start right out with the melody, and as far as the words, I start with lyrics first and from there I get the name of the song. It’s different in that way.

Dead Rhetoric: Do you do all of the lyrics after the instrumental stuff then?

Joseph: Yeah. So from here on out, writing for the band – I would definitely make sure that the instruments are playing things that are interesting. I don’t want the band bored. When it comes to the song-form, I’m thinking more about what my favorite bands have done in the past, and letting that influence the word-flow. After that, I tend to try to come up with lyrics and see what I want to write about.

Dead Rhetoric: So is it tough for you personally, having to sing and play guitar at the same time?

Joseph: Yeah, at first it definitely was. It’s just the way it’s going to be for me. I’ve pretty much accepted it. I don’t want to stop playing guitar at all. I don’t want to stop playing interesting stuff, so it’s going to be a challenge from here on out. I accept that. Like playing “Shogun,” for example, that one has a lot of lead lines, especially in the chorus. But it’s pretty cool, I like seeing how it will turn out and how I can pull it off – we’ll see what happens.

"Shogun" OFFICIAL music video AND you can now get our debut album EARTHQUAKE

The Art of DeKay Art Show and Metal Matinee MAR 30

Art display and metal madness!

Damien Killgod (Deathbed Confessions) will be showing new works of art, and some of the best metal bands in the northwest will be melting your faces and massacring your ear holes!
Sponsored by Lagunitas Brewing, a brand-spanking-new IPA will go on tap, and a whole bunch of Lagunitas brewing schwag will be raffled off, as well as an original 24 x 36” painting and several art prints by Damien Killgod! It’s going to be a night to remember!
Music by:
DJ Damo
$8 / 21+ / 9pm

Primordial releases video for new single, "To Hell Or The Hangman"

Irish Pagan Metal Gods Primordial will release their new album, Exile Amongst The Ruins, March 30th through Metal Blade Records. Teaming with producer Ola Ersfjord, who worked on Primordial's 2016 live album, Gods To The Godless, the record was tracked at Dublin's Camelot Studios, located adjacent to their rehearsal room. 

Primordial has now released the 2nd single from the album. To watch the video for "To Hell or the Hangman" (directed by Costin Chioreanu), please visit: 

Comments Primordial singer A.A. Nemtheanga: "In 1493 Walter Lynch was hanged by his own father James Lynch, Mayor of Galwayon on the West coast of Ireland for the murder of a young Spanish noblemen who was visiting the family home. He had fallen in love with a young woman by the name of Agnes in the Lynch of household and in a fit of jealous rage one night Walter took the young Spaniard's life. The story goes that an angry 'lynch mob' took to the streets and barred the way to the usual execution spot so James took his son Walter and hung him with his bare hands from the open window into the street...He was lynched from the hanging sill. 'To Hell or the Hangman' is this story through Walter's eyes, a tale of unrequited love with a murderous end. Enough drama for you? A curious and strange song for single number two from the new album, dark romanticism! so get on the dancefloor..." 

For another preview of Exile Amongst The Ruins, the first single "Stolen Years" can be streamed at: - where the record can be pre-ordered in the following formats: 
--ltd. 1st ed. Digibook-CD with bonus-CD
--ltd. ed. Artbook (incl. 5 x 10" in golden vinyl)
--180g black vinyl
--clear gray-brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 700 copies)
--violet red purple marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 300 copies)
--clear pale pink/white splattered vinyl (EU eBay exclusive - limited to 100 copies)
--purple red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
--transparent green vinyl (Blast exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
--dead gold marbled vinyl (Napalm exclusive - limited to 300 copies)
--rosy brown/purple marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 400 copies)
--tan clear vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200 copies) 

Once again building upon their signature sound, the follow up to 2014's Where Greater Men Have Fallen is a more raw, "old school sounding" record than its predecessor. Hitting home with what vocalist A.A. Nemtheanga describes as "a direct energy" and wielding an urgency that is undeniable, the Irish quintet once again effortlessly blend elements of tragedy and might like no one else. Likewise, the evolution in their sound continues to be organic and unforced, ensuring that Exile Amongst The Ruins is essential listening for both their long term faithful and those only now drawn into their world. 

Exile Amongst The Ruins track listing:
1. Nail Their Tongues
2. To Hell or the Hangman
3. Where Lie the Gods
4. Exile Amongst the Ruins
5. Upon Our Spiritual Deathbed
6. Stolen Years
7. Sunken Lungs
8. Last Call 

To coincide with the album release, the Irishmen have just announced two special and rather intimate album-release shows in Germany as well as their appearance on the "Heathen Crusade" European tour with Finnish Moonsorrow as co-headliners and German Der Weg Einer Freiheit as support act! 

Primordial - Exile Amongst The Ruins release shows:
Mar. 30 - Berlin, Germany - Cassiopeia w/Albez Duz
Mar. 31 - Koln, Germany - Jungle Club w/Ketzer & Bastard Royalty 

Heathen Crusade 2018 tour dates
Presented by Metal Hammer, Deaf Forever, Guitar, Kulturnews,, Firebird Industries & Dragon Productions
Featuring Primordial, Moonsorrow, Der Weg Einer Freiheit

Apr. 12 - Leeuwarden, Netherlands - Neushoorn
Apr. 13 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
Apr. 14 - Paris, France - Trabendo
Apr. 15 - Brugge, Belgium - Entrepot
Apr. 16 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall
Apr. 17 - Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg - Kulturfabrik
Apr. 18 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
Apr. 19 - Ludwigsburg, Germany - Rockfabrik
Apr. 20 - Leipzig, Germany - Hellraiser
Apr. 21 - Prague, Czech Republic - Akropolis
Apr. 22 - Kosice, Slovakia - Colloseum
Apr. 23 - Budapest, Hungary - Barba Negra

Apr. 24 - Wien, Austria - Szene
Apr. 25 - Munchen, Germany - Backstage
Apr. 26 - Aschaffenburg, Germany - Colos-Saal
Apr. 27 - Bochum, Germany - Matrix
Apr. 28 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle 

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Further Primordial festival appearances:
May 12 - Haugesund, Norway - Karmoygeddon
May 26 - Dublin, Ireland - Tivoli Theatre
June 9 - Solvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rock
July 14 - Balingen, Germany - Bang Your Head!!! 
July 20 - Bertingen, Germany - Rock Unter Den Eichen
July 21 - Brescia, Italy - Colony Festival
July 27 - Tolmin, Slovenia - Metaldays  
Aug. 11 - Villena, Spain - Leyendas Del Rock
Aug. 12 - Kortrijk, Belgium - Alcatraz Metal Festival
Aug. 26 - Suceava, Romania - Bucovina Rock Castle 

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