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Roy Khan Releases First Song After Leaving Kamelot

UPDATE APRIL 20, 2018

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Seven years after leaving Power Metal giants Kamelot, Roy Khan releases his first song as a solo artist. A lot of speculations took place throughout the years about what happened to Roy Khan after leaving Kamelot (read full report here). We then raised the question: Is KAMELOT’s Former Singer ROY KHAN Preparing His Comeback? And our question was ans

wered a year and few months later >here<.

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A Beautiful Goth Themed Wedding In Lebanon

A Goth-themed wedding took place in Lebanon last week and it was beautiful. Goth weddings is not a new thing in the world but it is definitely new to the eyes of Lebanese people.

Last Sunday, a wedding with a different flavor took place in Lebanon. On March 18, Dina Kayali and tattoo artist Nadim Zalloum tied the knot in the Syriac Church in the village of Ballouneh.

Breaking all traditions, Nadim showed up with a Goth Medieval dark burgundy coat, black pants, and Heavy Metal boots. While the bride Dina showed up with a beautiful yet simple black dress, a red flower crown, and to not stay away from the general code, she wore high heels… black high-heeled boots though. A state of art.

Goth Themed Wedding In Lebanon

The couple rode a horse carriage, and celebrated their after ceremony party at a public garden in Ballouneh. The perfect Goth Wedding in Lebanon.

The wedding party was minimalistic, a celebration of love, rather than a festival-like celebration with tons of unnecessary spendings to impress the invitees. On the contrary, the wedding was clearly designed by the couple, who were focused on the action of being married and having fun with friends rather than impressing people they don’t know. An example that should be followed by the soon to be wed couples.

Goth Themed Wedding In LebanonThe wedding cake was an awesome double-leveled black & white cake topped with 2 skulls and flowers. “Till death do us apart”, expressed Dina to a local TV station. The whole scenery kind of remind us of Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride movie. Doesn’t it?

A fairy tale wedding. Yes I said a fairy tale wedding, because the joy that you can clearly see on the faces of the newlyweds and their friends is priceless, and it was done in the best way possible and out of the box.

Nadim & Dina’s wedding broke the internet and the couple were congratulated for their awesome wedding and got a lot of support from the Lebanese Metal Community. The viral story was not all diamonds and roses, definitely some weren’t of favor of the ceremony theme, but who cares anyway. It was beautiful and we loved it.

Congratulations to Dina and Nadim, may your love reigns for infinity and beyond.

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At The Gates | To Drink From The Night Itself

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers, At The Gates, are preparing to release their second album, “To Drink From The Night Itself“, since reuniting in 2010 , on May 18 via Century Media Records. Continue reading

Iraqi Dark Phantom Needs Your Help To Tour Syria

Lone survivors of the Iraqi Metal Scene, Dark Phantom, are planning to tour Syria. If you don’t know who Dark Phantom are yet, do check out our interview and article that have all you need to know about them >HERE<. Iraqi Dark Phantom needs your help to finance this tour. It is not not much to ask, the fund-raising is set to collect 1,200 €. Since they launched the campaign until today, they have collected (to date of writing this article) 322 €.

Murad Mohammed, the band’s guitarist and main-man, has written a message (read below) as a description of the purpose of the fund-raising. In this letter, the band’s leader sheds the light on the situation of Metal in Iraq, which is apparently “illegal” and their struggle in having any possibility in performing there.  The band then took the decision to visit their war-torn neighbors for multiple shows. But such shows need funding, hence the “money pot” project.

For Donations: LEETCHI

Or support by buying DARK PHANTOM’S album “Nation Of Dogs” >here<

Welcome to this money pot !

Hello earthlings, We’re Dark Phantom a Heavy Metal band from Iraq, We started this campaign to raise money to travel and tour in our neighboring war torn country Syria and play multiple Metal shows there with our original music, We work full time jobs and are trying our best to support the band and the Metal scene in both Iraq and Syria but our sole effort is not enough and we need financial help, We go through daily struggle to practice as a band wether it’s equipments that are too expensive for us or finding a place to practice since music in these forms are forbidden and prohibited by law and religion, Many times our shows get canceled mostly by the Ministry of Culture! They state that such music cane never be played in here, That’s why we need Metal patriots around the globe to help us out to travel to Syria to make a good impact in the Metal scene and spread the word and the music here in the Middle-east.

Best regards,

Murad Mohammed, Leader of Dark Phantom.

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Since 2011, war has greatly ravaged Syria’s cities and villages, claiming the lives of almost half a million individuals and leaving several other millions internally displaced or seeking asylum abroad.  In light of this human tragedy, we wonder as metalheads: what has become of the Syrian Metal scene? “Syrian Metal is War” tackles the issue at hand.  Continue reading

Legendary AC/DC Guitarist Confirmed Dead

 

 

Malcolm Young has unfortunately been reported dead. The legendary rhythm guitarist and co-founder of AC/DC was reportedly announced dead at 64 after a long battle with dementia. His family, who lovingly surrounded him as he passed away, have released a statement:

”It is with deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of Malcolm Young, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother. Malcolm had been suffering from Dementia for several years and passed away peacefully on Saturday with his family by his bedside. Renowned for his musical prowess, Malcolm was a songwriter, guitarist, performer, producer and visionary who inspired many. From the outset he knew what he wanted to achieve and, along with his younger brother, took to the world stage giving their all at every show. Nothing less would do for their fans. Malcolm is survived by his loving wife Linda, children Cara and Ross, son-in-law Josh, three grandchildren, a sister and a brother. While thanking all for their overwhelming support and heartfelt condolences, the family ask that you respect their privacy during this time of heartbreak and grief. For those wishing to send messages to the family please visit the Sydney Morning Herald tribute site for Malcolm Young which will be available later today. The family have asked instead of flowers to send donations to The Salvation Army.”

Malcolm has been one of the most influential guitarists for almost 50 years, known for writing some of the most recognized riffs. Musicians all around the world have paid tribute to him online.

Evil Invaders Release A New Track And Details Of Their Upcoming Album

Belgium’s Extreme Metallers EVIL INVADERS are back! After touring extensively all over Europe in support of their highly acclaimed debut album “Pulses Of Pleasure” (2015) and their intense follow-up EP “In For The Kill (2016)”, these Belgians have managed to capture the ultimate collection of rugged adrenaline and compressed violence onto one record! Their second monstrosity of an album is called “Feed Me Violence” and will be released worldwide on September 29 via Napalm Records.

Having that said, the band have another special treat involving the release of their first video from “Feed Me Violence” for the song “Mental Penitentiary”.
Joe commented on the first track:
“One of the fast songs on the record and definitely one of the coolest tracks we’ve written so far! Pretty intense lyrics, which are definitely worth checking out! The mid tempo part in the middle gives a nice contrast with the fast shit that’s happening before and after. Making this video was compulsive endless lunacy! Fortunately only the camera guy got injured…” 

 

 

Feed Me Violence will be available as regular Jewel Case edition as well as 1LP Gatefold Edition. An unstoppable roller coaster ride of tempo switches and twists from start to finish! Pre-Orders will be available shortly!

The full track listing reads as follows:

  1. Mental Penitentiary
  2. As Life Slowly Fades
  3. Suspended Reanimation
  4. Broken Dreams In Isolation
  5. Feed Me Violence
  6. Oblivion
  7. Shades Of Solitude
  8. Anger Within
  9. Among The Depths Of Sanity

Meet this power package live on tour as support for mighty SEPULTURA, as well as on various summer festivals all over Europe! Find all dates listed here:

EVIL INVADERS live:
16.06.17 BE – Vosselaar / Graspop Metal Meeting
23.06.17 MT – Zebbug / The Garage

w/ Sepultura
27.06.17 AT – Dornbirn / Conrad Sohm
28.06.17 DE – Aschaffenburg / Colosaal
29.06.17 CH – Aarau / Kiff
11.07.17 DE – Münster / Sputnikhalle
12.07.17 DE – Cologne / Essigfabrik

30.06.17 DE – Gardelegen / Metal Frenzy Album
05.07.17 CZ – Trutnov / Obscene Extreme
09.07.17 BE – Antwerp / Antwerp Metal Fest
14.07.17 SE – Gavle / Gefle Metal Fest
15.07.17 DE – Balingen / Bang Your Head
16.07.17 NL – Lichtenvoorde / Zwarte Cross
22.07.17 DE – Essen / Turock Sommerfest
25.07.17 SL – Tolmin / Metaldays
29.07.17 NL – Steenwijk / Stonehenge
11.08.17 BE – Kortrijk / Alcatraz
12.08.17 NL – Wateringen / Waterpop
18.08.17 FR – Saint-Nolff / Motocultor
26.08.17 DE – Jena / ROCK:AM:WEHR (R:A:W)
30.09.17 BE – Aarschot / De Klinker / Album Release Show
07.12.17 BE – Leuven / Depot
08.12.17 BE – Hasselt / MOD
09.12.17 BE – Ghent / Vooruit
14.12.17 BE – Liège / Reflector
15.12.17 BE – Antwerp / Trix
16.12.17 BE – Kortrijk / De Kreun


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The Classical Legacy Of The Orient And Neoclassicism In Odious’ Music

Odious is one of the well-known Egyptian Black/Death Metal bands and is also one of the leading and early Black Metal bands in Egypt. The music of Odious is based on combining the basic folk riffs and oriental instruments with pure extreme Black Metal music. Through this article, I will attempt to give you a complete image of the full journey of Odious.

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Jonathan Davis – Freaks Do It Better Campaign

I was someone who sits alone but not completely alone; music was my one and forever close friend. I needed nothing more. I thought it was okay to be different until I grew up and realized that people around you do not accept what’s different and people fear what does not belong and conform. It was all good though, I didn’t care much, yet as I kept getting older, I remember the first day at university, a group of my classmates bullied me for having different views, mocked me for my music and they way I dress, called me Satanist.

We all share similar stories about bullying. While some stand their ground and fight, others fall in depression and eventually suicide.

Korn’s frontman Jonathan Davis had his own share of this and here’s what he thinks about it: “FUCK BULLYING! I’ve been bullied so many times in my life for being “different” and I know a lot of you have as well. It’s time that us FREAKS stand together and show the world that it’s good to be a freak, weird, and straight up different.”

So he is launching a 2-week T-Shirt brand campaign with Merchful today to help those that are suffering from bullying or suicidal thoughts. Jonathan Davis continued: “As you know, bullying is something a lot of people have to deal with and many times that type of harassment leads to suicide. Let’s help shine a light on this crap, let’s be weird, let’s be different, but always be yourself. Let’s see how many people we can get behind this movement.”

Get your official “Freaks Do It Better” shirt in the link below:

http://www.merchful.com/products/jonathan-davis-freaks-do-it-better-bedifferent


-Lilas Mayassi

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Sepultura Releases “Machine Messiah” 2017

 

This year kicks off with Brazilian metal legends Sepultura with the release of their 14th studio album titled “Machine Messiah” via Nuclear Blast Records.

This album revolves around a central theme which is the “robotization of our society nowadays,” said guitarist Andreas Kisser: “The concept of a God Machine who created humanity and now it seems that this cycle is closing itself, returning to the starting point. We came from machines and we are going back to where we came from. The messiah, when he returns, will be a robot, or a humanoid, our bio-mechanical savior.”
Sepultura have always explored a lot of different styles and genres, and that trend continues on Machine Messiah, with 47 minutes of ripping riffs and impressive vocals. I personally think this album is a real kickass.

Pick up, download, and stream the album at http://media.nuclearblast.de/shoplanding/2017/Sepultura/machine-messiah.html

 

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