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BREAKING NEWS | Slayer Farewell Tour Announced

BREAKING NEWS: Slayer Farewell Tour Announced!

Only moments ago, Slayer disturbed metalheads around the globe by announcing a farewell tour. The announcement featured a trailer in which Slayer took us with nostalgia. This, however, came as no shock to most people as the band, especially Tom Araya, had kept hinting at the possibility of retirement.

“After 35 years, it’s time to like, collect my pension,” – Tom Araya for Loudwire in an interview from 2016.

Slayer are yet to announce tour dates (updated: 25-1-18: scroll down for dates and links of each event), but as the video shows it will be a WORLD TOUR!

Slayer To Bid Fans Farewell: “The End is Near…Slayer to tour the world one more time…”

Apparently, the farewell tour will feature: Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Behemoth, and Testament. As you can see in the poster below, that was posted simultaneously with the farewell tour announcement video on the band’s official website.

Slayer then posted on all their social media outlets the following:

The end is near…
SLAYER TO MAKE ITS EXIT WITH ONE FINAL WORLD TOUR

After making some of the most brutal, breathtakingly aggressive, all-hell’s-a-breaking-loose music ever created, playing nearly 3000 concerts in all corners of the world, receiving countless awards, gracing hundreds of magazine covers, experiencing the devastating loss of a founding brother, and even appearing on “The Tonight Show,” the age of Slayer, one of the greatest thrash/ metal/punk bands of this or any age, is coming to an end.

Slayer will do one last concert tour around the globe to thank their fans for all of their support over the years, for making the last three-and-a-half decades so packed with good times and unforgettable experiences, and will then move on.

Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and Testament will support Slayer on the first leg, North America, of its final world tour.

Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, January 26 at 10AM local time.

Very limited Slayer onstage + meet & greet + exclusive merchandise packages will be available.

Log on to www.slayer.net for this and all ticket purchasing info.

BREAKING NEWS | Slayer Farewell Tour AnnouncedSlayer Farewell Tour

MAY
10 Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA
11 FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA
13 Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA
16 PNE forum, Vancouver, BC
17 South Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC
19 Big Four, Calgary, AL
20 Shaw Centre, Edmonton, AB
22 Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, MB
24 The Armory, Minneapolis, MN
25 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL
27 Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre @ Freedom Hill, Detroit, MI
29 Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON
30 Place Bell, Montreal, PQ

JUNE
1 Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT
2 PNC Banks Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
4 Santander Arena, Reading, PA
6 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
7 Blossom Music Center, Cleveland, OH
9 KeyBank Pavilion, Pittsburgh, PA
10 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
12 VUHL Amphitheatre, Virginia Beach, VA
14 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC
15 Orlando Amphitheatre, Orlando, FL
17 Smart Financial Center, Houston, TX
19 The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX
20 Austin 360 Amphitheatre, Austin, TX

Slayer also posted on twitter:


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NEVERMORE Singer WARREL DANE Dies In Brazil

NEVERMORE Singer WARREL DANE Dies in Brazil of a Heart Attack!

Acclaimed heavy metal singer Warrel Dane, who achieved fame with the bands SANCTUARY and NEVERMORE, died on Wednesday (December 13) in São Paulo, Brazil. The American musician, who was in the process of making his second solo album, had a heart attack during the night and could not be revived.

Guitarist Johnny Moraes, who was a member of Dane‘s solo band, was with the singer around midnight when Warrel started to feel bad.

“He died in the night,” Moraes told Brazil’s UOL. “He was in the apartment where he stayed during the recording of the album when it happened. I gave him cardiac massage and we called the Mobile Emergency Care Service (SAMU), who came very fast, but when they arrived, he was already dead.”

According to Moraes, Dane — whose Wikipedia page erroneously states he was 48 but who is believed to have been in his late 50s — had a history of addictions and health issues. “His health was already very weak because of his diabetes and his problems with alcoholism,” he said. “He was already facing a lot of health problems.”

The instrumental parts for Dane‘s follow-up to 2008’s “Praises To The War Machine” solo album were almost completed and he had begun laying down his vocals shortly before his death. The musicians in his solo band are thinking about finishing the record with guest singers as a posthumous tribute, but no decision has yet been made.

SANCTUARY guitarist Lenny Rutledge reacted to the news of Warrel‘s passing with a post on the band’s Facebook page. “Today I wake up to the news that Warrel Dane has died,” he wrote. “I don’t even know what to say. My friend, brother and musical companion for over 30 years has passed away. I’m in total shock right now.

“I’m sorry for any close family or friends that had to hear the news on Facebook.”

In a 2016 interview with Brazil’s Imprensa Do Rock, Dane alluded to his alcoholism while answering a question about how he takes care of his voice. “The most important thing for a singer is you have to get a lot of rest, a lot of sleep,” he said. “You have to drink a lot of water. You have to hydrate yourself. And you… I know I have a bad reputation about alcohol, but you kind of have to stay away. So I’m a little better now these days than I was. I know I have a bad reputation for drinking too much, but I don’t so much anymore. And you just… you just have to realize your instrument and know your limitations and know your strengths. I used to, when I was younger, sing in the stratosphere — very high. As you get older, and I will completely admit this, I can’t sing that high anymore. So now I focus on my strengths. And it’s no secret that I’m a fan of goth music, so I love singing low.”

NEVERMORE effectively split up in 2011 when guitarist Jeff Loomis and drummer Van Williams announced their departure from the band due to personal differences with Dane and bassist Jim Sheppard. Warrel later described NEVERMORE in an interview as “the greatest band that alcohol ever ruined.”

Dane told “The Jasta Show” last year that “rarely” talked to Jeff, who is now in ARCH ENEMY. But, he insisted, “we don’t hate each other. We’re not enemies. We’re still friends — friends that rarely speak to each other, unfortunately.”

SANCTUARY, which reformed in 2010 after an 18-year break, has spent recent years touring in support of its comeback album, 2014’s “The Year The Sun Died”, as well as 2016’s “Inception”, an album comprised of presumed lost 1986 studio recordings.

A video interview with Dane conducted by Austrian web site We Don’t Care at this year’s MetalDays festival, which was held July 23-29 in Tolmin, Slovenia, can be seen below.

JINJER Set To Release Reissue Of Second Album Cloud Factory

JINJER are widely known in the Metal scene and are mixing up everything with their fresh sound, killer live performances, and energizing voice of their supreme singer Tatiana. Following the release of their Napalm Records debut King Of Everything and numerous festivals and club shows, the Ukraine-based band just got home from their very first and super intense UK headlining tour run.

And of course, there is “No rest for the wicked”, as JINJER will be heavily touring around Europe with the mighty ARCH ENEMY for the second leg of their tour in February 2018.

But for now – let’s get an exclusive look at their upcoming release of their game-changing second studio album Cloud Factory – originally released back in 2014. Now it’s time for a Reissue with full sound, huge guitars, more boom, and two exclusive live tracks!

Read what the band has to say and check out album artwork, track listing incl. bonus tracks and available formats below:

“When we wrote this record, little did we know how many doors it would open and where it would lead us to. From our first shows to our first European tours and all the friends we made in between- Cloud Factory changed the future of JINJER for the better and we haven’t looked back since … The record is very personal to us because it’s deeply inspired by the spirit of our homeland, the industrial east of Ukraine. Making it available to a wider audience is a perfect way to show what and who we are!“

JINJER Set to Release Reissue Of Second Album Cloud Factory

“Cloud Factory” Reissue track listing:

1.    Outlander
2.    A Plus or a Minus
3.    No Hoard of Value
4.    Cloud Factory
5.    Who Is Gonna Be the One
6.    When Two Empires Collide
7.    Zhelayu-Znachit-Poluchu
8.    Bad Water
9.    A Plus or a Minus (live from Sentrum)
10.  Who Is Gonna Be the One (live from Atlas)

Available formats:
1 CD Jewel case
1 LP Gatefold
Digital Album

A kick-ass live version of “Who Is Gonna Be the One” has already been premiered as music video. Watch it HERE!

Remember mentioning JINJER as perfect power package live on stage? Convince yourself, unless you won’t believe it:

JINJER ON TOUR:

01.12.17 RO – Brasov / Rockstadt
02.12.17 RO – Timisoara / Reflektor
03.12.17 RO – Cluj / Flying Circus

“Will To Power Tour 2018”
Support of ARCH ENEMY

w/ Wintersun, Tribulation12.01.2018 DE – Munich, Tonhalle
13.01.2018 DE – Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
14.01.2018 CZ – Prague, Forum Karlin
15.01.2018 CH – Zurich, Komplex
17.01.2018 IT – Milano, Alcatraz
18.01.2018 FR – Lyon, Transbordeur
19.01.2018 ES – Barcelona, Razzmatazz
20.01.2018 ES – Madrid, La Riviera
22.01.2018 FR – Toulouse, Le Bikini
23.01.2018 FR – Paris, Bataclan
24.01.2018 BE – Antwerp, Trix
26.01.2018 DE – Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle
27.01.2018 DE – Geiselwind, Music Hall
28.01.2018 NL – Tilburg, O13
29.01.2018 DE – Hamburg, Große Freiheit
31.01.2018 SE – Malmö, KB
01.02.2018 NO – Oslo, Rockefeller
02.02.2018 SE – Stockholm, Arenan
03.02.2018 SE – Gothenburg, Trädgarn
05.02.2018 DE – Berlin, Huxleys
06.02.2018 DE – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
07.02.2018 DE – Saarbrücken, Garage

US TOUR WITH CRADLE OF FILTH:

03/29/18 TX – Dallas / House Of Blues
03/30/18 TX – Houston / House of Blues
03/31/18 TX – Austin / Come And Take It Live
04/02/18 FL – Ft. Lauderdale / Revolution Live
04/03/18 GA – Atlanta / Buckhead Theatre
04/05/18 PA – Philadelphia / Theatre Of Living Arts
04/06/18 MD – Baltimore / Baltimore Soundstage
04/07/18 NY – New York / Irving Plaza
04/08/18 MA – Worcester / The Palladium
04/10/18 QC – Montreal / Corona Theatre
04/11/18 ON – Toronto / The Opera House
04/12/18 MI – Detroit / St. Andrew’s Hall
04/13/18 IL – Joliet / The Forge
04/14/18 MN – Minneapolis / Music Hall Minneapolis
04/16/18 CO – Denver / The Summit Music Hall
04/17/18 UT – Salt Lake City / Rockwell At The Complex
04/19/18 CA – Los Angeles / The Belasco Theater
04/20/18 AZ – Phoenix / The Van Buren
04/21/18 CA – San Diego / House Of Blues
04/22/18 CA – San Francisco / The Fillmore

For More Info On JINJER Visit:
www.facebook.com/JinjerOfficial
http://jinjer-metalband.com/

(Source: Press Release from NAPALM RECORDS)

POWERWOLF Back In The Studio To Record Brand New Album

Chart-breakers and Germany’s most successful metal band POWERWOLF are heavily back at work on their seventh studio album. Set to be released in 2018 on Napalm Records, POWERWOLF have finished the songwriting for their follow-up album to “Blessed & Possessed” and will enter Fascination Street Studios in January to record the album together with producer Jens Bogren (Arch Enemy, Amon Amarth, Kreator and many more). POWERWOLF back in the studio to record brand new album!

It feels exciting and spurring to have one of our alltime fave producers working with us on this adventure. Can’t wait to record a truely epic new chapter of the metal mass – be forewarned!” comments guitarist Matthew Greywolf.

POWERWOLF‘s history of success is a metal fairytale: Thanks to lifeblood, passion, and talent, the band has gathered an enormous amount of followers with until now six albums and uncountable captivating live gigs. With their latest records placed in the top 3 of the German album charts, a number #1 live DVD, sold-out headliner shows, and frenetically celebrated festival gigs all over Europe, POWERWOLF prove: Metal is religion, and the wolves will continue to lead the holy metal mass. Amen & attack!

Keep connected with POWERWOLF:

WEBSITEFACEBOOK | ONLINE SHOP

Press Release Via: Napalm Records.


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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.

Marilyn Manson Original Guitarist Daisy Berkowitz Dead At 49

Marilyn Manson’s original guitarist Scott Putesky, aka Daisy Berkowitz, dies after a long battle with colon cancer. Daisy Berkowitz dead at 49!

Marilyn Manson’s original guitarist Scott Putesky, aka Daisy Berkowitz, has died at the age of 49 after a long battle with colon cancer.

The news was confirmed via various sources, including Jack Off Jill’s Facebook page, which said: “Saying goodbye to Scott, friend, band mate, artist , hero.. RIP Scott – “always touched by your presence dear.”

Putesky helped compose the majority of music on Marilyn Manson’s 1994 debut album Portrait Of An American Family and went on to play on 1995 EP Smells Like Children. He left Manson’s camp during the recording of 1996 album Antichrist Superstar due to creative differences with the shock rocker.

Along with Jack Off Jill, Putesky played in Godhead and in his Three Ton Gate project.

Manson has paid tribute to his former bandmate on Instagram, saying: “Scott Putesky and I made great music together. We had our differences over the years, but I will always remember the good times more.

“Everyone should listen to Man That You Fear in his honour. That was our favourite.”

Putesky reported in 2013 that he was battling stage-four colon cancer and speaking about the disease in 2014, he told Noisey: “It’s become a huge annoyance. It really gets in the way. It doesn’t get in the way with the kind of work I do, but the amount of work I do.

“When I started chemotherapy in September 2013, I thought I would have down time where I could relax and work on music or artwork. But, I quickly realised that downtime would mean extreme fatigue where I didn’t really feel like doing anything. The most I could do was catch up on movies.

“I didn’t realise how much it would take out of me.”

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Linkin Park Carpool Karaoke Episode Featuring Chester Bennington

On July 15th of this year, the band posted on their official page a photo of Chester, Joe Hann, and Mike Shinoda with comedian actor Ken Jeong. (Photo below). Only 5 days later, Linkin Park’s vocalist Chester Bennington committed suicide(Read story here). Linkin Park Carpool Karaoke Episode Ft Chester Bennington is set to be aired tonight on Linkin Park official page. Continue reading

NEW Papa Emeritus Kicked Out Papa Emeritus III

New Papa Emeritus Kicked Out Papa Emeritus III!

With every album, Ghost got us used to the idea of New Papa Emeritus to get into the Papal role. It appears that a new era has begun in the band Ghost. We should have excepted this, since the new album is almost ready. Papa Emeritus III found himself being kicked off the stage during the band’s performance yesterday night in Sweden.

“We’ve been in the studio for about a month now. And by the end of the year, if everything goes according to plan — knock, knock — we’re gonna have a new album, not out, but we’re gonna have a new [album] recorded and mixed and delivered,” – Loudwire

While the band was performing in Gothenberg, Sweden and closing out their set with “Monstrance Clock”, two unknown men, that looked like bouncers or security guards, came up behind Papa III and forcibly removed him from the stage. Meanwhile, the fellow Nameless Ghouls all immediately exited the stage as well.

As you can see in the video below, a very elderly man wearing signature Papa attire took the stage and addressed the crowd: “I am Papa Emeritus Zero. The party is over and now a new era begins. The Middle Ages begin now”. The crowd expressed loud cheering as the moment unfolded before them.

For now, the band has yet to comment on the change beyond uploading videos of the incident to their official Instagram and Facebook accounts. We’ll have to wait to hear more from the band though it does appear that this is the end of the road for Papa Emeritus III.

Papa III was much more of a modern contemporary leader as Papa 0 appears to be the oldest front-man of the band that we have seen so far.

WELCOME NEW PAPA EMERITUS ZERO!

Revealing New Papa Emeritus after Kicking out Papa Emeritus III

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 Papa Emeritus Identity Revealed

Papa Emeritus Identity Revealed!

GHOST lead singer and founder Tobias Forge — who performs as Papa Emeritus — unmasked himself publicly for the first time since the band’s formation for an appearance on “Sommar i P1”, Swedish radio channel P1‘s daily one-man show which has aired every summer since 1959.

Each ninety-minute episode of “Sommar i P1” features a well-known Swede talking without interruption about whatever he or she likes, as well as choosing all the music for the program.

SEE ALSO: Papa Emeritus III the new “Face” of Ghost

During his appearance on the show — which aired for the first time on Thursday, August 17 and can now be streamed at this location — Forge talked about his family life and particularly his older brother, Sebastian, who died of heart failure in 2009 the day after GHOST posted its first song on MySpace. At one point, Forge spoke directly to his late brother and was sobbing and crying while lamenting the fact that “we didn’t get to experience this thing together.” Forge also said that his mother was so proud of him that she was telling everyone about his involvement with GHOST even though the band members’ true identities were supposed to be kept secret. “[But] I guess it doesn’t matter anymore,” he added.

Tobias ended the program by telling the listeners: “My name is Tobias Forge and I’m the man behind the mask in GHOST. Thanks for listening.”

You can read a rough English-language translation of Forge‘s entire “Sommar i P1” appearance on Reddit.

Forge previously revealed his identity while responding to a lawsuit filed by four former members of GHOST, who accused him of cheating them out of their rightful share of the profits from the group’s album releases and world tours.

In his court documents, Forge — who had previously played in several other rock bands, including REPUGNANTCRASHDIETSUBVISIONMAGNA CARTA CARTEL and SUPERIOR — took credit for developing GHOST‘s image and stage show and blamed his ex-bandmates for “destroying the mystery” surrounding the group by lifting the lid on GHOST‘s business dealings.

GHOST is known for its eccentric performances and is composed of six members easily recognized for their satanic attires. Five men who call themselves as Nameless Ghouls play the instruments while the lead vocalist is known as Papa Emeritus. The Nameless Ghouls who are wearing identical devil masks and costumes represent the five instrumentalities or elements (fire, water, air, earth and aether or quintessence) while their leader Papa Emeritus represents the group’s anti-pope symbol.

Forge admitted in a 2016 interview with “Big Smash Radio” that the mystery surrounding GHOST has helped make the band more successful. “I think it definitely plays a part,” he said. “The thing everybody keeps ranting about is the anonymity, which I have a comment on on the side, but I also think that you don’t have to be anonymous or masked in order to have somewhat of a clandestine image. I mean, there are many artists that I know exactly where they are born and what their names are and where they live, which are still very, sort of, hidden. Even Nick Cave, who has a film about himself nowadays, is still someone who I would claim to be utterly enigmatic.”

He continued: “Even if people would know who we are, or you could click on a Wikipedia page saying my date of birth, it does not necessarily mean that I have to go out on social media and tell you where I’m eating. So, yeah, I think even in the future, when it might not be as hidden, or as secret, I think that you can still uphold some sort of… level of fog around you.”

Via: BLABBERMOUTH

DARKFALL Releases New Album On September 8

DARKFALL Releases New Album On September 8!

Ever since the very beginning in 1995, the Austrian band DARKFALL has been known for high-quality and uncompromising Thrashed Death Metal, which already caused a sensation with the first two releases at the end of the nineties. In the following years, Darkfall became one of the flagships of the Austrian Metal scene and combined their musical roots with the present into an impressive, independent style.

After the re-release of their latest album “Road To Redemption” in the summer of 2017, the sixth long player is now available with “At The End Of Times”. On this, the band again combines all trademarks like brutal but nevertheless epic riffing, blasting drums and harsh growls, and expresses their own stamp on this. The result is undoubtedly the culminating point of their musical work and is capable of inspiring fans of Death, as well as Thrash Metal genre.

“At The End Of Times” was recorded in the Helltheater, and Studio 66 in Austria by Peter Fritz and was mixed and mastered in the Stage One studio (Rotting Christ, Neaera, Tankard) by Andy Classen.

 TRACKLIST

DARKFALL Releases New Album1. Ride Through The Sky
2. The Breed Of Death
3. The Way Of Victory
4. Deathcult Debauchery
5. Ashes Of Dead Gods
6. Your God Is Dead
7. Blutgott
8. Welcome The Day You Die
9. Ash Nazg – One Ring
10. Land Of No Return MMXVII
Running time: 54:14 min

DARKFALL Releases New Album On September 8

Buy Darkfall’s new album “AT THE END OF TIMES” Here

DARKFALL ARE:

Thomas Spiwak (voc)
Stephan Stockreiter (git)
Sascha Ulm (git / back voc)
Markus Seethaler (bass)
Thomas Kern (drums)

Discography

1998 Winter Leaves
1999 Dimensions Beyond
2001 Firebreed
2006 Phoenix Rising
2013/17 Road To Redemption
2017 At The End Of Times

CONNECT WITH DARKFALL

OFFICIAL WEBSITE
FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | YOUTUBE


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