MEGAHERZ Signs to Napalm Records

(Photo From L-R Thomas Caser, Napalm Records VP – Chrstian Bystron, Megaherz, Werner Weninger, Megaherz – Pascal Amann, Napalm Records RA)

German based rockers in MEGAHERZ have announced their signing to the Austrian Powerhouse label Napalm Records! Following their highly lauded break through album Kopfschuss and subsequent critically acclaimed releases, the band is currently working on a new album, to be released this fall on Napalm Records

Alexander Wohnhaas & Christian Bystron of MEGAHERZ commented on the signing,“This is an important step for us. Napalm Records is a partner with a lot of experience and will present great opportunities for us. For the next album we absolutely want to go the extra mile and we already confident in a very good company like Napalm. It was important for us to sign with Napalm as they fully identify themselves with the band and we share the same goals. We´re looking forward to a successful, long-term cooperation!”

Napalm Records Vice President Thomas Caser is very excited about the upcoming cooperation with MEGAHERZ: “We are unbelievable proud to welcome MEGAHERZ at Napalm Records. Napalm Records will be doing everything to get the band to the top, where such a talented and eclectic act simply belongs!”



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More Details Revealed On HOLY MOSES’ New Album Redefined Mayhem

HOLY MOSES no longer have anything to prove to the international metal scene. Their multi-faceted thrash metal, front woman Sabina Classen’s charismatic voice and their unique mix of traditional attitude and experimental evolvement have been instrumental in establishing the band as a known quantity since the beginning of their career in the early 1980s. Their current album release Redefined Mayhem is a prime example of an album, which expertly blends past and present. “HOLY MOSES have never released standard thrash songs, and we never will,” Sabina Classen explains with some pride. “We write songs which we like ourselves and don’t compromise in terms of trends and concessions to wrong expectations. We don’t have to please everybody, we’re our own brand, we have our own sound, which includes the occasional odd beat, technically demanding passages and unusual chord structures as well as interesting lyrics which deal with the dark side of people and their minds.”

That HOLY MOSES mark 2014 don’t show any symptoms of fatigue is mainly due to their perfect balance consisting of founder members and musicians who have played in other groups: vocalist Sabina Classen has been the voice and face of HOLY MOSES since 1981, bassist Thomas Neitsch has been in the band for six years, drummer Gerd Lücking joined the fold three years ago, and guitarist Peter Geltat was enlisted in 2012, supporting his colleagues immediately in a number of successful shows such as the Barge To Hell Cruise 2012. The current line-up is ready to face new challenges in a permanently evolving metal genre. “This is HOLY MOSES mark 2014, and Redefined Mayhem defines a new chapter of our band history,” explains Sabina Classen, adding: “We had to redefine ourselves as a band and gel as a team. There were people who voiced their doubts that it would work. But the new songs prove beyond all doubt that HOLY MOSES continue to be a force to be reckoned with.”

There can be no doubt: Redefined Mayhem sees HOLY MOSES 2014 reach a new pinnacle of their creative work. Their fans can look forward to a contemporary thrash metal oeuvre, which reflects the band members’ influence while skilfully forging an arch to the group’s successful past with classics such as Finished With The Dogs (1987) and The New Machine Of Liechtenstein (1989). Classen: “It’s still first-rate thrash metal, fast-paced and powerful, chaotic at times but with a modern touch and amazingly multi-faceted guitars and drums.”

Redefined Mayhem will be released in Scandinavia on April 23rd, in Germany on April 25th, in Europe on April 28th and in the USA on April 29th through SPV/Steamhammer as CD, double gatefold LP with colored vinyl plus onus track and the CD in a cardboard sleeve and as download. CD and LP have different covers.



CD Version:

1. Hellhound

2. Triggered

3. Undead Dogs

4. Into The Dark

5. Sacred Sorrows

6. Process Of Projection

7. Fading Realities

8. Liars

9. Redemption Of The Shattered

10. Whet The Knife

11. Delusion

12. One Step Ahead Of Death

13. This Dirt


Vinyl Version:

LP 1A:

1. Hellhound

2. Undead Dogs

3. Sacred Sorrows


LP 1B:

1. Triggered

2. Into the Dark

3. Process of Projection


LP 2A:

1. Delusion

2. Fading Realities

3. Liars

4. Entering The Now (Bonus Track)


LP 2B:

11. Whet the Knife

12. Redemption of the Shattered

13. One Step ahead of Death

14. This Dirt


HOLY MOSES live 2014

05.04. D-Otterbach – Pälzer Hell

24.04. E-Madrid – Sala Charada

25.04. E-Donosti – Sala Tunk

26.04. E-Zaragoza  – Sala Explosivo

27.04. E-Valencia – Sala Agora

07.06. D-Hauptmannsgrün – Chronical Moshers Open Air

CONAN New Album Blood Eagle Streaming in Full at Noisey!

The English CONAN follows the ideals of their namesake and continue their path without compromises. The second album Blood Eagle is a Doom Drone Metal monument filled with monolithic riffs, hypnotic melodies, brutal drumming and an archaic atmosphere. 


Blood Eagle will be released on March 11th in North America via Napalm Records.  The album is available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon.  Today VICE Magazine’s new music channel is hosting a full album stream of Blood Eagle.  Listen to Blood Eagle in its entirety HERE.


CONAN‘s video for the song “Foehammer” can be viewed HERE.


Epic hymns (e.g. “Crown of Talons” or “Gravity Chasm”) transport the listener directly onto blood-soaked battlefields. “Blood Eagle” has a unique and raw character that will enthrall fans of AHAB, EYEHATEGOD or SUNN O))) with the very first note.  The band will be touring Europe extensively throughout 2014; the first dates are listed below.


Blood Eagle Track Listing:

1) Crown of Talons

2) Total Conquest

3) Foehammer

4) Gravity Chasm

5) Horns for Teeth

6) Altar of Grief


Release Dates:

28.02.2014 GAS/FIN & BENELUX

03.03.2014 UK/Rest of Europe

05.03.2014 ESP/SWE/NOR

11.03.2014 USA/CAN


On Tour:

14.03.14 UK – Nottingham / Stuck On A Name Studio

15.03.14 UK – Bournemouth / The Anvil

16.03.14 UK – Birmingham / The Asylum 2

17.03.14 UK – Glasgow / Audio

19.03.14 UK – Manchester / Kraak Gallery

20.03.14 UK – Cardiff / Full Moon

21.03.14 UK – Brighton / The Prince Albert

22.03.14 UK – London / Electrowerkz


09.04.14 BE – Liège / le Hangar

10.04.14 NL – Tilburg / Roadburn Festival

11.04.14 DE – Würzburg / Cafe Cairo

12.04.14 DE – Leipzig / Doom Over Leipzig

13.04.14 DK – Copenhagen / KB18

14.04.14 NO – Oslo / Revolver

16.04.14 FI – Jÿvaskÿla / Lutakko

17.04.14 FI – Helsinki / Kuudes Linja

18.04.14 FI – Tampere / Klubi

19.04.14 FI – Oulu / Nuclear NightClub

21.04.14 SE – Stockholm / tba

22.04.14 SE – Lund / Hemgarden

23.04.14 DE – Berlin / Jaegerklause

24.04.14 DE – Wiesbaden / Kulturpalast

25.04.14 NL – Groningen / Vera

26.04.14 DE – Hamburg / Droneburg Festival

27.04.14 DE – Cologne / Underground

21.06.14 FR – Clisson / Hellfest

DEVILDRIVER Premiere Lyric Video for “Sail” on Loudwire


New Album Winter Kills Out Now on Napalm Records

The California Groove Machine known as DEVILDRIVER released their sixth studio album Winter Kills in August 2013 via Napalm Records.   Winter Kills hit charts all over the world, with some of the band’s best chart numbers to date.  In North America, Winter Kills came in at #32 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart (The band’s highest chart debut ever), #3 on the Billboard Hard Music Chart, #10 on the Billboard Rock Chart and #13 on the Billboard Independent Chart.   Winter Kills is available on iTunes. The album can also be ordered on Amazon 


One of the standout tracks on the album was the band’s groundbreaking cover of the AWOLNATION hit single “Sail”.  The song has become a staple of the band’s live set as well as a fan favorite.  “Sail” has also been receiving heavy airplay on Sirius XM’s “Octane”.


Recently the band completed work on a lyric video for “Sail” which is receiving its exclusive premiere today via Loudwire.  Check out the video HERE.


DEVILDRIVER is currently on tour as part of the Soundwave Festival in Australia, following those dates, the band heads to Japan for three special shows with Bay Area Thrashers Testament.  March 27th sees the band kicking off a European headline tour in Cologne, Germany and it will run through April 19th in Schijndel, Netherlands.


Plans for a North American tour are being finalized now and will be announced in the coming weeks.


DevilDriver Australian, Japanese and European Tour Dates:

2/28: Melbourne, Australia @ Soundwave Festival

3/1: Adelaide, Australia @ Soundwave Festival

3/3: Perth, Australia @ Soundwave Festival

3/5: Osaka-Shi, Japan @ Akason

3/6: Tokyo, Japan @ O-East

3/7: Nagoya, Japan @ Club Quattro


3/27: Cologne, Germany @ Underground

3/28: Fribourg, Switzerladn @ FRI-SON

3/29: Aarau, Switzerland @ Kiff

3/31: Munich, Germany @ Backstage Halle

4/1:Paris, France @ Le Trabendo

4/3: Cardiff, United Kingdom @ Solus

4/4: London, United Kingdom @ Electric Ballroom

4/5: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom @ Wulfurn Hall

4/6: Glasgow, Scotland @ Garage

4/7: Belfast, Ireland @ The Limelight

4/8: Dublin, Ireland @ The Academy

4/9: Manchester, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy 2

4/10: Southampton, United Kingdom @ Mo Club

4/11: Cambrai, France @ BETIZ FEST

4/12: Herford, Germany @ Club X

4/13: Aarhus, Denmark @ Voxhall

4/15: Stockholm, Sweden @ Klubben

4/16: Gothenburg, Sweden @ Sticky Fingers

4/17: Hamburg, Germany @ Gruenspan

4/18: Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix

4/19: Schijndel, Netherlands @ Paaspop

ADMIRAL SIR CLOUDESLEY SHOVELL to Release Check ’em Before You Wreck ’em April 15th on Rise Above Records in North America


Artwork and Track Listing Revealed

ADMIRAL SIR CLOUDESLEY SHOVELL are the last of a dying breed of Grease Rock Bastard musicians who somehow, despite and in spite of the last 3 decades trying their best to kill off balls out, non-bullshit rock’n’roll music, somehow, against all the fucking odds, still exist, surviving on a steady diet of God sent gigs, hire vans, broken down amps, split drum skins, greasy spoon fry ups, patched up jeans, roll-ups, cheap leather jackets, booze, weed and bathtub speed. 


Spare them your sympathy – no one made the silly bastards do it. They Just NEED to!! Right??


Facts to face – the SHOVELL are named after a 17th century English naval commander; Bill Darlington plays drums, Louis Comfort-Wiggett plays bass and Johnny Gorilla plays guitar and sings, they have been together as a band since 2008


Their debut 2011 Rise Above 7″, Return To Zero’/’Day After Day, sold out instantly and now commands £100 plus a copy; their 2012 debut long-player Don’t Hear It…Fear It received unilateral rave reviews and was described pretty accurately by one scribe as ‘the aural equivalent of stumbling into an 18 year-old male’s bedsit in 1973 – the kind of greasy hard-rock thrills rarely heard in this climate of blind nostalgia and misjudged authenticity. It’s hard ‘n’ heavy, without the marshmallow; it’s old-fashioned yet so NOW that it hurts!!”


They’ve toured and played with the likes of Orange Goblin, Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, Incredible Hog, Gentlemans Pistols, Graveyard, Gonga and countless more, toured Europe and had chief Groundhog Tony McPhee playing on their first LP! 


On their new LP Check ’em Before You Wreck ’em the SHOVELL somehow carry on the lineage of the truly golden age of British heavy rock whose dog shit stained road was paved by the likes of Budgie, Sabbath, early Motorhead, Quo, Lizzy, The Groundhogs, Stray etc. Chuck in a healthy chunk of U.S. and Aussie proto metallurgists Sir Lord Baltimore, Dust, Bang, The Litter and Buffalo, as well as a healthy Vertigo ‘Swirl’ of dew picked mushrooms bad trip psych.


The SHOVELL thinks the world could do with another slice of no-nonsense re-gressive proto-rock ‘n’metal – one that you don’t need a Degree in doom-rock or a Masters in metal to appreciate – just a  love of when music was     

F U N!!!


Remember kids – CHECK ‘EM BEFORE YOU WRECK ‘EM!!!


Check ’em Before You Wreck ’em Track Listing:

1. Do It Now

2. 2 Tonne F*ckboot

3. Captain Merryweather

4. Running From Home

5. Happiness Begins

6. Shaker Your Head

7. Don’t Hear It … Fear It!

8. Bulletproof

9. The Thicker The Better

10. Late Night Mornings

ROB ZOMBIE Working On TV Series About MANSON Family Murders


According to VarietyRob Zombie and “American Psycho” writer Bret Easton Ellis have teamed up with Alcon Television to develop a project for Fox that will revisit the people and events connected to the Manson murder spree in August 1969. The limited series will see Ellis writing the script and Zombie directing.

“I have been obsessed with this insane story since I was a kid, so obviously I jumped at the chance to be involved in this incredible project. After speaking with Bret, I immediately realized that we shared the same vision for this epic madness,” Zombie said.

The Manson slayings saw crazed cult leader Charles Manson brainwashing members of a commune known as The Family into butchering eight people, including film director Roman Polanski‘s pregnant wife Sharon TateManson was eventually convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy charges even though he was never found to have committed a homicide himself.

In association with Alcon Television and Madhouse Entertainment, the project is in very early development for a possible event series, a Fox representative told TheWrap. The series will dive into the people and events, before and after the slayings, with connected storylines and characters, told from different points of view.

Zombie‘s last film, “The Lords Of Salem”, came out last year in limited theatrical release before heading to home video.

Zombie will kick off a 12-date run of shows on April 26 in Fort Myers, Florida at the Fort Rock festival, mixing other major rock festival stops with headlining shows before wrapping up on May 10 in Camden, New Jersey.