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July 27, 2016

Ravishing Southern Grimness on CACOPHONY...

        ~C A C O P H O N Y~

Christchurch's very own HEAVY METAL radio show.

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Tonight on CACOPHONY - its 100% grim as fuck Kiwi Black Metal, with Winterfest 2016 hitting Darkroom this Saturday our feature album is Vargafrost - Honour, Blood, Spirit and Love, as well as tracks from Voice of the Black Pharaoh, Men An Tol, Oblivion Dawn, Winter Deluge, Sojourner, Exordium Mors, Bulletbelt and more.

Vargafrost – Honour, Blood, Spirit and Love (2015)


1 – Exordium Mors (NZ) – Primordial Inversion Evolution
2 – Creeping (NZ) – Pestilential Rain
3 – Men An Tol (NZ) – Hatred of the Undying Sun
4 – Vargafrost (NZ) – Honour, Blood, Spirit and Love
5 – Oblivion Dawn (NZ) – Dying of Hatred …It’s Lonely Here
6 – Voice of the Black Pharaoh (NZ) – A Slit Throat (12 Roses to the Widow)
7 – Venefecium (NZ) – Mefetic Exhumations
8 – Vargafrost (NZ) – The Great Carven Stones
9 – Draco Aerius (NZ) – Zealot
10 – Vargafrost (NZ) – Vidarr Arising


11 – Winter Deluge (NZ) – A Sphere to Cleanse The Earth
12 – Sojourner (NZ) – Trails of the Earth
13 – Vargafrost (NZ) – Ask and Embla
14 – Diocletian (NZ) – Might is Right
15 – Amidst Haze (NZ) – Resurgence
16 – Vargafrost (NZ) – Thursmegin
17 – Bulletbelt (NZ) – Ironclad
18 – Aphelon (NZ) – The Trial
19 – Vargafrost (NZ) – The Return



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July 20, 2016

...a Mantar of Grave Desecrator on CACOPHONY!

        ~C A C O P H O N Y~

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A Blackened Death show this week to follow up from the last Death Metal show from the LostMessiah. Mantar from Germany and Grave Desecrator from Brazil feature, with new tracks from Caïna, The Shoenberg Automation, Withered and Satyricon.

Mantar [Germany] [Sludge - Black Metal] - Ode To The Flame [2016]

Grave Desecrator [Brazil] [Black - Death] - Dust To Lust [2016]

Mantar Playlist

Malevolence [NZ] - Chased Through The Woods (With A Rhyming Dictionary)
Satyricon - The Dawn Of A New Age
Cancerous Womb - Isolation Frenzy
Grave Desecrator - Gods Of Death
* Mantar - Era Borealis + Oz + I Omen + Cross The Cross
Filth Massacre [NZ] - Sin
Imperium - Beast From Beneath
Withered - Realm Of Suffering
In Dread Response [NZ] - Awaiting The Funeral Of The Dawn

Grave Desecrator Playlist

Intorment [NZ] - Grip Of The Serpent
The Shoenberg Automation - Fear
Tainted [NZ] - Into Temptation + Avarice
Caïna - Torture Geometry
Angel Hammer [NZ] - Soothing Voices
Hades Almighty - Bound
* Grave Desecrator - A Witching Whore + Anathema Bloodlust + One More Soul + Mephistophallus In Occultopussy
Decimated King [NZ] - Black Death
Zhrine - Spewing Gloom



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July 13, 2016

In Sickness and Ill Health on CACOPHONY...

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In Sickness and Ill Health on CACOPHONY this week, Captain Catsquid is down and out. The LostMessiah brings you the Sickest tracks Captain Catsquid could find readily at hand from the recent CACOPHONY vault.

The Sickness Playlist

Nuclear Assault - Brainwashed
Coroner - Devine Step (Conspectu Mortis)
Miasmal - Dark Waters
Deicide - To Hell With God
Men An Tol [NZ] - Dead Trees
Vargafrost [NZ] - The Light Of Baldr
Metallica - Damage Inc
Testament - Disciples Of The Watch
Sodom - Agent Orange
Blindfolded And Led To The Woods [NZ] - Fuck You Look Awesome
Bow Messiah [NZ] - Perfect Virus

The Ill Health Playlist

Human [NZ] - Teenage Bonesaw Massacre
Threshold Of Terror [NZ] - Flashbacks Of A Future Existance
Benediction - Grind Bastard
Woods Of Desolation - This Autumn Light
Behemoth - The Satanist
Morbid Angel - Blood On My Hands
Cattle Decapitation - Plagueborne
Primacy [NZ] - The Secret
Brutalized Mortality [NZ] - 8.7 On The Anal Richter
Cancer - Hung, Drawn And Quartered
Forbidden - Through Eyes Of Glass
Jigsore Terror - Violent Molestation
Meatyard [NZ] - Molested Guts
Cycle Sluts From Hell - I Wish You Were A Bear
Brian Posehn - The Gambler



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July 06, 2016

Metal Allegiance announce new EP, "Fallen Heroes" out August 12th!


announce new EP, »Fallen Heroes,« out August 12th!

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Heavy metal is more than a genre, more than an attitude and certainly more than whatever cheap epithets are dismissively thrown at it by clueless critics. At its best, metal is a lifestyle, a community, a tribe uniting people across cultural, economic and philosophical divides with the primal pulse of bombastic and majestic expression.

METAL ALLEGIANCE have announced they will release a special EP, entitled »Fallen Heroes,«on August 12, 2016. The band united to pay homage to the 3 legends - Lemmy KilmisterDavid Bowie, and Glenn Frey - who impacted not just their lives but the world as well.

"The end of 2015 and most of 2016 has been a brutal year with many of our heroes passing,"comments Mark Menghi"When Portnoy called me in January to alert me that Glenn Frey had passed, I literally broke down. That night after having a few Tequila Sunrises in Glenn's honor, a lightbulb went off... We're going to record a few tunes to honor our fallen heroes. I called back Mike that evening and asked him what he thought and the next day we were in the studio recording. By weeks end, all guitars, drums and bass were complete. I can't begin to explain the influence that Glenn Frey, Lemmy, and David Bowie had on me. Each of their music has helped me immensely during some real dark periods of my life and not to mention their influence on me as a musician and songwriter. Lemmy is God, Glenn is King and David is the Architect."

Alex Skolnick comments: "These brilliant artists have an extensive catalogue that is sometimes on the softer side (with the exception of MOTÖRHEAD, of course). So when it came to THE EAGLES & BOWIE, we specifically chose tunes of theirs that are riff-based and translatable to high energy arrangements. For Lemmy, we immediately crossed out 'Ace Of Spades' (great tune but the last thing the world needs is yet another cover version) and chose 'Iron Fist,' which we already had a good handle on from playing live and to us is every bit as much a signature MOTÖRHEAD tune."

"I'm really excited to be a part of the »Fallen Heroes« EP," comments Alissa White-Gluz"I think we have all felt the weight of losing so many great musicians this year. I think these songs are a cool way to pay tribute to a few people who contributed so much to the world of music and showcase a different side of ourselves."

Recorded at Conclave Studios in New York CityFallen Heroes was produced by Mark Menghiand Alex Skolnick. The album was mixed by Jay Ruston in Los Angeles, CA and mastered atSterling Sound New York City by Ted Jensen. The initial sketch of the artwork was created byMark Menghi and Stephen Thompson (ANTHRAX) and was later finalized by Marcelo Vasco(SLAYER).

Below is the track list for »Fallen Heroes«:

01. Iron Fist (feat. Troy Sanders)
02. Suffragette City (feat. Mark Osegueda)
03. Life In The Fast Lane (feat. Alissa White-Gluz)

Guitars: Alex Skolnick
Bass: Mark Menghi
Drums: Mike Portnoy

METAL ALLEGIANCE took the news of Lemmy's passing very hard as the bands very first gig was on MOTÖRHEAD's first Motörboat Cruise. It was on that boat where the idea to write a record together and carry the MA flag as a brand/band rather than a sporadic, special event show... all of us in MA are humbly grateful for the opportunity that team MOTÖRHEAD gave us.

In late 2015, the band scheduled a West Coast string of intimate club dates with a stop as the world-famous Whisky A Go-Go. The year concluded with the band heartbroken saying goodbye to their beloved friend. They later found out that his funeral and memorial services would be held the day of their performance. The band was asked by their tour agent who is also MOTÖRHEAD's agent, Lemmy's management, close friends of his, and the owner of the Rainbow and Whisky to incorporate a tribute which of course, they obliged. The day of their performance, Sunset Blvd. was shut down and their bus was parked on a street filled with tears, madness, partiers and a sea of mourning metal heads. They said goodbye to their friend that evening with help from MOTÖRHEADdrummer Mikkey Dee amongst a ton of other special guests.

The next day they played their final show at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. Mid-set they were informed that David Bowie had passed. Mark Menghi comments: "I remember coming off stage to trade bass duties with David Ellefson (we would rotate songs) and he stopped me, looked me and Osegueda in the eyes and said "Dude, Bowie just passed away." Literally in mid-set we got that news. I looked at Mark and he was in tears. Not even a minute later, he was on stage telling the Bay Area crowd of the news he just learned. I turned to the side and looked over at Mike Portnoy and he just had his head down with his hands over his head trying to comprehend what Mark was saying. The next few songs was our Lemmy tribute and tears rolled off all of our eyes while paying tribute to one while learning of the passing of another."

11.08.  USA     Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus
14.08.  UK       Derby - Bloodstock Open Air

Order METAL ALLEGIANCE's self-titled debut here:

More on »Metal Allegiance«:
'Pledge Of Allegiance' OFFICIAL TRACK & LYRICS:

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July 05, 2016

Elm Street release new album ‘Knock ‘Em Out...With A Metal Fist’ #elmstreet

Elm Street release new album ‘Knock ‘Em Out...With A Metal Fist’

Having been an active band since 2003 and taking worldwide stages by storm after their Massacre Records debut ‘Barbed Wire Metal’ in 2011, Melbourne’s ELM STREET return with their 2nd full-length album and this time their music packs a METAL punch. ‘Knock ‘Em Out...With A Metal Fist’ is out now via Firestarter Distribution and features years of hard work  and dedication that has shaped the band into a leading force in the heavy metal genre. Years have passed and the years have seen ELM STREET tour Europe on multiple occasions, along with visits to the USA & Australia show with legendary bands like Iced Earth, Sepultura, Coroner, Accept, Tankard & Hammerfall. These real life experiences, along with many others, have painted a strong sound which ELM STREET now showcases in their new album. Australian & European fans received a glimpse of the new album when the band took their ‘Heart Racer EP’ on the road during 2015.

Buy ‘Knock ‘Em Out...With A Metal Fist’  online HERE

This excitement was felt by many and led to ELM STREET renewing their album deal with Massacre Records and focusing on the release of ‘Knock ‘Em Out...With A Metal Fist’  The new album again features production by Ermin Hamidovic from Systematic Productions (who already worked with the band on ‘Barbed Wire Metal’) and features an iconic artwork by Ken Kelly, who has only worked with a handful of bands such as KISS & Manowar.  Words are only words, but if Heavy Metal is your genre of choice OR you’re in need of some energetic music then ‘Knock ‘Em Out...With A Metal Fist’ will be spinning on your record player for years to come!

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It's Full Death Ahead this week on CACOPHONY. Still playing catch-up to all the great Metal released during NZ Metal Month of May, the LostMessiah features Necronomicon and Dawn Of Disease. New Metal from Chronolyth, Backdawn, Wormed and more. Requests for Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Motorhead from listeners and the usual NZ Metal suspects combine to give you yet one more 2 hour Metalfest from CACOPHONY!

Necronomicon [Canada] [Death Metal] - Advent Of The Human God [2016]

Dawn Of Disease [Germany] [Death Metal] - Worship The Grave [2016]

Necronomicon Playlist

The Mark Of Man [NZ] - The Craven
Fallujah - Amber Gaze
Depths [NZ] - Eradication
Chronolyth - Facing The Ash
* Necronomicon - The Golden Gods (The Blood Of Ages) + The Fjord + I Bringer Of Light + Alchemy Of The Avatar
Tainted [NZ] - 8mm
Whispered - Exile Of The Floating World
Backdawn - You Raised Me To Fail
Gorguts - Pleiades' Dust [Radio Edit]
Septicide [NZ] - Artillery
Be'Lakor - Roots To Sever

Dawn Of Disease Playlist

Black Sabbath - The Mob Rules [Request]
Iron Maiden - Flash Of The Blade [Request]
Motorhead - Locomotive [Request]
Malevolence [NZ] - Life Machines
* Dawn Of Disease - Worship The Grave + On Trails Of Death + Cult Of The Fading Light + Outsourcing The Brain
Hellborne [NZ] - Cocaine Shame
Wormed - Neomorph Mankind
In Dread Response [NZ] - Tortured Vocation
Cancerous Womb - The Shrieking Of Idiots
Imperium - Titanomachy
Defiled - Towards Inevitable Ruin



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Despised Icon release video blog #3 for upcoming album, "Beast" #despisedicon

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release video blog #3 for upcoming album, »Beast«!

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Montreal based deathcore pioneers, DESPISED ICON, will release their Nuclear Blast debut,»Beast«, on July 22. Today, the band have released the third of several videos discussing the making of that album, here:

»Beast« was produced and engineered by former guitarist Yannick St-Amand (BENEATH THE MASSACRENEURAXIS) and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap (MEGADETHOPETH,NEVERMORE). Artwork was created by Alexandre Goulet.

Pre-order the album now:
Pre-order the digital version here:

Pre-order »Beast« digitally on iTunes or Amazon and receive the title-track and 'The Aftermath'instantly.

»Beast« - Tracklisting:
01. The Aftermath
02. Inner Demons
03. Drapeau Noir
04. Bad Vibes
05. Dedicated To Extinction
06. Grind Forever
07. Time Bomb
08. One Last Martini
09. Doomed
10. Beast

More on »Beast«:
Video Blog #1:
Video Blog #2:

For many extreme music fans, it may be hard to remember a time before DESPISED ICON, given the massive influence they've subsequently had on the genre. But when the group formed back in 2002 and released »Consumed By Your Poison« the same year, there was little intersection between the sounds of classic death metal and the brute force of hardcore. But DESPISED ICON were among the first to fully embrace the signatures of the traditional death metal formula combined with a relentless embrace of breakdowns, part of an emerging new sound.

Now DESPISED ICON have returned with their upcoming album entitled, »Beast«. The genre-defining band is fully reawakened, poised to recapture the crown with the monstrous and merciless might of their potent expression. Featuring the men responsible for most of the band's now classic death metal catalog, »Beast« is a vicious commentary on the state of the world and the state of music itself.


07.08.  CDN     Montreal - Heavy Montreal Festival

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Twilight Force - Joakim Brodén and Fabio Lione on new album; pre-order launched!

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Joakim Brodén and Fabio Lione on new album;
pre-order launched!

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Swedish adventure metallers, TWILIGHT FORCE, are set to release their new studio album»Heroes Of Mighty Magic« on August 26th through Nuclear Blast. Today, the band can proudly announce the guest bards on their forthcoming record. Fabio Lione from RHAPSODY OF FIRE joined them on 'There And Back Again' and Joakim Brodén from SABATON on the title track, 'Heroes Of Mighty Magic'.

Joakim commented:
"When one of the best bands to come out of Sweden in a long time turns out to be your friends and people you have played with many times over the years, it's quite easy to feel proud about being invited to sing on the title-track on their new album, fantastic!"

The band adds:
"It is an honour to have two of the most powerful, esteemed and renowned voices of the genre appear on »Heroes Of Mighty Magic«. Joakim Brodén and Fabio Lione are two very different sonic entities. They each bring something very unique and captivating to our tonal landscape. Our old and revered friend Joakim appears on the title track of the album, and provides an excellent contrast to Chrileon's voice, at just the right moment in the song. Nothing in the world even comes close to Joakim's unbelievably mighty voice! Fabio did an amazing performance on 'There And Back Again'. He entered the Twilight Forge with a brave and proud mind, emerged victoriously and left us in complete awe. His familiar voice provided the track with an absolutely magical contribution. We feel really humbled and grateful to have been given the opportunity to create something alongside these two titans of the genre!"

Pre-order »Heroes Of Mighty Magic« now:

Watch the first album trailer here:

»Heroes Of Mighty Magic« - Tracklist:
01. Battle Of Arcane Might
02. Powerwind
03. Guardian Of The Seas
04. Flight Of The Sapphire Dragon
05. There And Back Again (feat. Fabio Lione | RHAPSODY OF FIRE)
06. Riders Of The Dawn
07. Keepers Of Fate
08. Rise Of A Hero
09. To The Stars
10. Heroes Of Mighty Magic (feat. Joakim Brodén | SABATON)
11. Epilogue
12. Knights Of Twilight's Might

"This next opus of TWILIGHT FORCE will be a journey unlike any you have ever experienced. While we are still staying true to the essence of power metal, the songs, sounds and magic adventures have all evolved from the once drake hatchling into a colossal arcane arch-dragon. The time, effort and primordial wisdom that we have invested into this album is truly immeasurable, and we profoundly hope that this will shine through upon our venerated audience."

'The Power Of The Ancient Force' TRACK VIDEO:
Or listen to it on Spotify
'Gates Of Glory' (feat. Joakim Brodén from SABATON) VIDEO SINGLE:


08.07.  D          Ballenstedt - Rockharz Open Air
20.08.  S          Falun - Sabaton Open Air

07.10.  N         Trondheim - Trondheim Metal Fest
08.10.  S          Borlänge - Liljan
09.10.  S          Huskvarna - Folkets Park
11.10.  DK       Copenhagen - Pumpehuset
12.10.  D         Hamburg - Markthalle
13.10.  NL        Haarlem - Patronaat
14.10.  NL        Tilburg - 013
15.10.  UK       London - o2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
16.10.  F          Paris - La Machine Du Moulin Rouge
18.10.  F          Strasbourg - La Laiterie
19.10.  CH       Pratteln - Z7
20.10.  I           Milan - Alcatraz
21.10.  D         Mannheim - Alte Seilerei
22.10.  D         Bochum - Zeche

Chrileon | vocals, guitars
Born | bass
Lynd | lead guitars, lute
Aerendir | guitars
Blackwald | keyboards, piano, violin
De'Azsh | drums

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Sabaton - Second album trailer for »The Last Stand« revealed!

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second album trailer for »The Last Stand« revealed!

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Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON will release their brand-new, 8th studio album, »The Last Stand« on August 19th through Nuclear Blast. Today, the band have revealed the second album trailer. Watch it here:

Watch the first part here:

A few weeks ago, SABATON released the first single called 'The Lost Battalion'. Watch the lyric video for the track here:

Get the digital single here:

The story behind:
'The Lost Battalion' is the name given to nine companies of the United States' 77th Divisionduring the battle of the Argonne in 1918. Even though these 550-575 brave men were completely surrounded by the German Army and subjected to friendly artillery fire, they kept on fighting for a week until they were relieved. Of the over 500-plus soldiers who entered the Argonne Forest, only 194 walked out unscathed. The rest were killed, missing, captured, or wounded.

Pre-order »The Last Stand« now in various formats:
Or digitally:

»The Last Stand« - Formats:
- CD+DVD-DIGI (incl. live DVD)
- CD
- Box (incl. Earbook, 2LP PIC, 12" photo card, 12" poster, three plectra)
- 2LP (black, clear, gold, yellow/blue)
- Special Edition (SABATON tank + box)
- Digital

»The Last Stand« - Tracklisting:


01. Sparta
02. Last Dying Breath
03. Blood Of Bannockburn
04. Diary Of An Unknown Soldier
05. The Lost Battalion
06. Rorke's Drift
07. The Last Stand
08. Hill 3234
09. Shiroyama
10. Winged Hussars
11. The Last Battle
12. Camouflage
13. All Guns Blazing

DVD - Live @ Stereolux, Nantes (France)
01. Intro (The March To War)
02. Ghost Division
03. Far From The Fame
04. Uprising
05. Midway
06. Gott Mit Uns
07. Resist And Bite
08. Wolfpack
09. Dominium Maris Baltici
10. Carolus Rex
11. Swedish Pagans
12. Soldier Of 3 Armies
13. Attero Dominatus
14. The Art Of War
15. Wind Of Change
16. To Hell And Back
17. Night Witches
18. Primo Victoria
19. Metal Crüe



01. Sparta
02. Last Dying Breath
03. Blood Of Bannockburn
04. Diary Of An Unknown Soldier
05. The Lost Battalion
06. Rorke's Drift
07. The Last Stand
08. Hill 3234
09. Shiroyama
10. Winged Hussars
11. The Last Battle



01. Sparta
02. Last Dying Breath
03. Blood Of Bannockburn
04. Diary Of An Unknown Soldier
05. The Lost Battalion
06. Rorke's Drift
07. The Last Stand
08. Hill 3234
09. Shiroyama
10. Winged Hussars
11. The Last Battle
12. Camouflage
13. All Guns Blazing
14. Afraid To Shoot Strangers

DVD - Live @ Stereolux, Nantes (France)
01. Intro (The March To War)
02. Ghost Division
03. Far From The Fame
04. Uprising
05. Midway
06. Gott Mit Uns
07. Resist And Bite
08. Wolfpack
09. Dominium Maris Baltici
10. Carolus Rex
11. Swedish Pagans
12. Soldier Of 3 Armies
13. Attero Dominatus
14. The Art Of War
15. Wind Of Change
16. To Hell And Back
17. Night Witches
18. Primo Victoria
19. Metal Crüe

Live CD - Live @ Stereolux, Nantes (France)
01. Intro (The March To War)
02. Ghost Division
03. Far From The Fame
04. Uprising
05. Midway
06. Gott Mit Uns
07. Resist And Bite
08. Wolfpack
09. Dominium Maris Baltici
10. Carolus Rex
11. Swedish Pagans
12. Soldier Of 3 Armies
13. Attero Dominatus
14. The Art Of War
15. Wind Of Change
16. To Hell And Back
17. Night Witches
18. Primo Victoria
19. Metal Crüe


2LP - 45 RPM

Side A
01. Sparta
02. Last Dying Breath
03. Blood Of Bannockburn
04. Diary Of An Unknown Soldier
05. The Lost Battalion
Side B
01. Rorke's Drift
02. The Last Stand
03. Hill 3234
04. Shiroyama
Side C
01. Winged Hussars
02. The Last Battle
Side D (Bonus)
01. Camouflage
02. All Guns Blazing


06.07.  SK        Zilina - Zilina Airport (w/ IRON MAIDEN)
08.07.  FIN       Kuusisaari - Jalometalli
10.07.  TR        Istanbul - Rock Off
24.07.  I           Rome - Sonisphere Italy (w/ IRON MAIDEN)
26.07.  AL        Mariehamn - Rockoff
03.08.  DK       Skandeborg - Smukfest
06.08.  CDN     Montreal - Heavy Montréal
18.08.  D         Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze
19.08.  D         Hamburg - Elb-Riot
20.08.  S          Falun - Sabaton Open Air
28.08.  PL        Straszecin - Czad Festival
29.08.  PL        Wroclaw - Rock For Freedom
31.08.  IL         Tel Aviv - Reading 3 (w/ DESERT)
25.09.  USA     San Bernardino, CA - Knotfest
02.10.  USA     Louisville, KY - Louder Than Life Festival

»The Last Tour« - Europe 2017
07.01.  D         Oberhausen - König Pilsener Arena
08.01.  B          Antwerp - Lotto Arena
10.01.  IRL       Dublin - Vicar Street
11.01.  UK       Glasgow - o2 Academy
13.01.  UK       Manchester - o2 Apollo
14.01.  UK       London - o2 Brixton Academy
15.01.  F          Lille - Aeronef
16.01.  F          Paris - Olympia
18.01.  F          Toulouse - Le Bikini
19.01.  E          Bilbao - Santana 27 NEW!
20.01.  P          Porto - Coliseu Do Porto NEW!
21.01.  E          Madrid - Barclaycard Center NEW!
23.01.  E          Barcelona - Sant Jordi NEW!
24.01.  F          Lyon - Transbordeur
27.01.  A          Vienna - Gasometer
28.01.  D         Ludwigsburg - MHP Arena
29.01.  NL        Amsterdam - Heineken Music Hall
31.01.  D         Frankfurt - Jahrhunderthalle
01.02.  D         Saarbrücken - Saarlandhalle
03.02.  CH       Basel - St. Jakobshalle
04.02.  D         Bamberg - Brose Arena
05.02.  D         München - Zenith
04.03.  CZ        Prague - Tip Sport Arena
05.03.  H         Budapest - Barba Negra
08.03.  GR       Athens - Peiraios Academy
09.03.  GR       Thessaloniki - Fix Factory Of Sound
10.03.  BG       Sofia - Universiada Hall
11.03.  RO       Bucharest - Arenele Romane
15.03.  D         Berlin - Columbiahalle
More dates to be announced soon...!

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Pain - Coming Home European Tour 2016

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 »Coming Home« European Tour 2016

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PAIN, the Swedish metal force led by multi-instrumentalist and producer Peter Tägtgren(HYPOCRISYLINDEMANN), are ready to unleash the follow-up to 2011's »You Only Live Twice«. After the substantial success of Peter's LINDEMANN project with RAMMSTEIN vocalistTill Lindemann, he retreated and took time to write another industrial metal statement entitled»Coming Home«. The release of this record is scheduled for September 9th through Nuclear Blast.

Today, the band have announced that they will be hitting the road for a full European headline tour this autumn. PAIN will join forces with the German gothic metal outfit THE VISION BLEAK. Two more support bands will be annouced soon.

PAIN mastermind Peter states:
"Looking forward to playing the new songs live, and we have some cool surprises for the stage show that you will for surely enjoy... See you soon!"

"We are pleased to support a fantastic band such as PAIN on a tour that will lead us to lots of cities and venues we never played before. We are really looking forward to this tour!"

Check out the confirmed tour dates:

+ 2 special guests

13.10.  D         Berlin - Astra
14.10.  D         Wuerzburg - Posthalle
15.10.  D         Leipzig - Hellraiser
16.10.  CZ        Prague - Meet Factory
17.10.  A          Vienna - Szene
19.10.  D         Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
20.10.  D         Munich - Backstage
21.10.  CH       Lausanne - Les Docks
22.10.  D         Lindau - Vaudeville
23.10.  D         Essen - Turock
24.10.  TBA
25.10.  TBA
26.10.  TBA
27.10.  F          Paris - Petit Bain
28.10.  E          Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2
29.10.  E          Madrid - Changó
30.10.  P          Lisbon - RCA Club
01.11.  E          Bilbao - Stage Live
02.11.  F          Marseille - Jas Rod
03.11.  F          Lyon - Ninkasi Kao
04.11.  F          Nancy - Nancy On Rock Festival*
05.11.  D         Marktneukirchen - Music Hall
06.11.  NL        Tilburg - 013
08.11.  B          Antwerp - Trix
09.11.  D         Hamburg - Klubsen
10.11.  DK       Aalborg - Aalborg Metal Fest
11.11.  S          Gothenburg - Brewhouse
12.11.  S          Stockholm - Debaser

17.11.  FIN       Kuopio - Henry’s*
18.11.  FIN       Oulu – Hevimesta*
19.11.  FIN       Helsinki – Nosturi*
24.11.  FIN       Tampere – Klubi*
25.11.  FIN       Jyväskylä – Lutakko*
26.11.  FIN       Seinäjoki*


08.07.  D         Geiselwind - Out & Loud Festival
09.07.  UA       Ternopil - Festival Faine Misto
20.08.  D         Dinkelsbühl - Summer Breeze

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Doro - Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal enters the charts worldwide!

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»Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal«
enters the charts worldwide!

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NUCLEAR BLAST is proud to announce, that today, DORO Pesch's brand new anniversary-CD/DVD„Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal“ entered the national and international charts with great success.
The DVD directly climbed from 0 to #2 in Germany - even ahead of U2 and the ROLLING STONES!

In the official album charts, „Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal" reached #11and gained a brillant spot in the Top 15. In the UK, the DVD entered directly on #3.

DORO proudly sends out a special thanks to her supportive fans: „Wow, this is fantastic. I am utterly happy that you guys enjoy our anniversary DVD, because we put lots of energy and love into "Strong And Proud…". A special thank you goes out to everyone, who made this success possible - especially my loyal fans."

Here is another overview of the European chart positions:

#1:  Finland (DVD Charts)
#2: Germany (DVD Charts)
#3: UK (DVD Charts)
#3: Sweden (DVD Charts)
#11: Germany
#29: Netherlands (DVD Charts)
#36: UK (Rock Charts)
#36: France (DVD Charts)
#62: Czech Republic
#150: Belgium

More on »Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal«:
'Raise Your Fist In The Air' (live @ Wacken) OFFICIAL LIVE VIDEO:
'Bad Blood' (feat. LORDI) (Rock Night) OFFICIAL LIVE VIDEO:
'Love Me In Black' (Classic Night) OFFICIAL LIVE VIDEO:
'Earthshaker Rock' (live @ Wacken) OFFICIAL LIVE VIDEO:
»Strong And Proud« OFFICIAL TRAILER #1:
Guest Singers On »Strong And Proud« OFFICIAL TRAILER #2:

30 years of DORO! 30 years of rock and metal! 30 years of dedication, passion and love for the music and her fans all over the world. DORO celebrated her 30th anniversary of performing live during 2013/2014 by touring the world extensively for a year and by playing three official anniversary shows!

The tour kicked off impressively in front of 85,000 people at the world's biggest metal festival,Wacken - followed by two sold-out nights in her home town, Dusseldorf, where she also started her outstanding career.

And everyone came to party with DOROPhil Campbell (MOTÖRHEAD), Biff Byford (SAXON),Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE), Blaze Bayley (ex-IRON MAIDEN), Joakim Brodén (SABATON),Hansi Kürsch (BLIND GUARDIAN), Udo DirkschneiderUli Jon RothLORDI as well as many more amazing guests - the list of stars who celebrated the metal queen on stage comes across like a "Who's Who" of the rock and metal scene.

Three decades of DORO - three unforgettable nights - forever captured on three DVDs and two Blu-rays; including an two-hour plus, great music movie, which delivers deep insights behind the scenes and inside the heart of DORONuclear Blast releases this incredible DORO anniversary package on June 24th, »Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal«. A fan-tastic memory for everyone who has seen DORO live worldwide during her anniversary and a revelation for all fans of good, hard rock music and classy live performance with blood, sweat and tears.

DORO"We spent endless hours, days and nights working on the DVD, because we wanted to present a real highlight for all rock and metal fans for the 30th anniversary. We took care of every detail. It began with the bombastic stage in Wacken, and we worked one year on its design. In Dusseldorf, we even celebrated two nights in a row. One "Classic Night" with a 40-piece orchestra and one "balls to the wall" rock show on the second evening. It subsequently continued nonstop - with an anniversary tour, with led us to Russia, South America and my second home, the USA, among other places."

»Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal« contains 38 songs in total, a full load of rock and metal, including all DORO classics, many old WARLOCK hits and ingenious cover versions of songs such as 'Fear Of The Dark' (IRON MAIDEN) and 'Balls To The Wall' (ACCEPT). The filming and cutting is phenomenal, and the sound crystal-clear. Once again, the packaging was drawn by DORO's favourite artist, Geoffrey Gillespie.

Additionally, »Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal« offers a unique music movie with a two-hour plus documentary, »Behind The Curtain, Inside The Heart Of DORO«. It gives the spectator deep and detailed insights into the world of DORO.

DORO"It features great impressions and never before seen pictures from our life behind the scenes. The camera team followed us for more than a year and captured very emotional, intimate and human situations."

The title hits the nail right on the head: »Behind The Curtain, Inside The Heart Of DORO«.

»Strong And Proud - 30 Years Of Rock And Metal« will be released in the following formats:

- 2Blu-ray-Digi
- 3DVD-Digi
- CD
- Earbook
- 2LP (black) in gatefold
- 2LP (blue) in gatefold (Mailorder + wholesale)
- 2LP (silver) in gatefold (Mailorder-exclusive)
- Earbook in tote bag (Mailorder-exclusive)

Order DORO's current single »Love's Gone To Hell«, here:

Click here to watch the video for the single:

DORO live:

16.07.  E          Barcelona - Rock Fest
28.07.  D         Duisburg - Stadtfest
30.07.  RUS     Moskau - Aria Fest
05.08.  S          Rejmyre - Skogsröjet Festival
06.08.  SK        Snina - Rock Pod Kamenom
02.09.  D         Haigerloch-Gruol - Motorradtreffen
03.09.  D         Markneukirchen - Reeveland Festival
05.09.  UA       Cherninov - Himiki
07.09.  UA       Ilyichevsk - Metropolis
09.09.  UA       Dnepropetrovsk - Shinnik
11.09.  UA       Charkov - Ukraina
13.09.  UA       Kiev - Club Atlas
16.09.  B          Olens - Olensfest
27.09.  USA     Londonderry, NH - Tupelo Music Hall
28.09.  USA     Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
30.09.  USA     Stafford Springs, CT - Palace Theatre
01.10.  USA     Helethorpe, MD - Fish Head Cantina
02.10.  USA     Lakewood, NJ - Rock Carnival Festival
13.10.  GR       Korinth - MY Variety Voyager

»Love's Gone To Hell« Tour 2016
24.11.  NL        Leiden - Gebroeders De Nobel
25.11.  D         Wilhelmshaven - Pumpwerk
26.11.  D         Magdeburg - Factory
27.11.  D         Erfurt - Gewerkschaftshaus
29.11.  D         Dresden - Alter Schlachthof
01.12.  PL        Katovice - Mega Club
02.12.  CH       Zlin - Masters Of Rock Cafe
03.12.  SK        Bratislava - Majestic Music Club
04.12.  H         Budapest - Barba Negra Music Club
07.12.  D         Memmingen - Kaminwerk
09.12.  D         Karlsruhe - Substage
10.12.  D         Bad Rappenau - Mühltalhalle
11.12.  D         Aschaffenburg - Colos Saal
13.12.  D         Ingolstadt - Eventhalle Westpark
14.12.  D         Cologne - Live Music Hall

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July 03, 2016

CACOPHONY... hot Magma in your ears!

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Tonight on CACOPHONY, Captain Catsquid checks out the new Gojira Album, Magma, as well as the usual heavy dose of kiwi Metal including Winter Deluge, Bow Messiah, Dawn of Azazel, Ulcerate and more.

Gojra, Magma (2016, Roadrunner Records)

CACOPHONY – Beneath the Metal Mantle, Part 1

1 – Skinless – Skinless
2 – Cattle Decapitation – The Prophets of Loss
3 – High on Fire – Slave the Hive
4 – Gojira – The Shooting Star
5 – Bulletbelt (NZ) – Deathgasm
6 – Zerstiren (NZ) – Agnosis
7 – Nile – Evil to Cast Out Evil
8 – Gojira – Silvera
9 – Slayer – Take Control
10 – Bow Messiah (NZ) – Perfect Virus
11 – Blindfolded and Led to the Woods – Fuck You Look Awesome
12 – Ulcerate (NZ) – The Imperious Weak
13 – Gojira – Magma

Cacophony – Beneath the Metal Mantle, Part 2

14 – Sinate (NZ) – Return to Scars
15 – Awakened Inferno (NZ) – Dystopia
16 – Dawn of Azazel (NZ) – The Odius Tides
17 – Gojira – Low Lands
18 – Beastwars (NZ) – Holy Man
19 – Men An Tol (NZ) – Gathering of the Clouds
20 – Gojira – Pray
21 – Troika (NZ) – Succubus
22 – Gojira - Stranded


July 15th @ Darkroom – Blindfolded and Led to the Woods, playing their upcoming second album in full before heading up north to record it! With support from Setentia and Swarf, $10 on the door.

July 15th @ Churchills Live – Altearoa presents Frostocalypse, featuring Empire, Scizerac, In Our Sights, and State of malice, $10 on the door.

Wednesday July 20th @ Churchills Live  – Depths and Thy Assassin with support from Arcadian, $10 on the door.

Thursday July 21st @ Darkroom – Dust, the Beyond Flesh Tour, with State of Malice, My Dad;s a Heart Surgeon, and Kavikryn. $5 on the door.

Friday July 22nd @ The Crown Hotel (Dunedin) - Depths and Thy Assassin with Deathcall & Vile.

Saturday July 23rd @ RE Society (Timaru) - Depths and Thy Assassin with Into Orbit, Blindfolded and Led to the Woods, Swaf & many more. $20 on the door.

Friday July 22nd @ Churchills Live – Into Orbit, with Troika and Samsara, $10 on the door.

July 30th at Darkroom – Winterfest, featuring Vargafrost, Men An Tol, Voice of the Black Pharaoh with more TBA, only $5 on the door.

Saturday September 10th @ Churchills Live - ACCA DACCA - The Australian AC/DC Show
With support from Skelter. Tickets just $25 from Eventfinda.

Friday September 16th @ Churchills Live – Symbiotic Deathfest, featuring Organectomy, Decimated King, Cephalopod, Silent Torture, Sanity Breach, Dr Diesel and the Octane Outlaws, and Verminlord, $10 on the door.



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