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Mercyful Fate Classic Reissues & New Visualizer

New reissues of Mercyful Fate classic albums on CD and LP out June 19:

King Diamond comments, “These are not remasters. These are the albums as they were originally done in the old days from the original production masters. They retain all the original dynamics that were captured at the time. It’s very exciting to present these to fans as they were originally released.”

Mercyful Fate – “A Corpse Without A Soul”:

PRE-ORDER HERE:

NORTH AMERICA:

https://www.indiemerch.com/metalbladerecords/search/?q=MercyfulFate-Classics-2020

EUROPE:

https://eu.kingsroadmerch.com/metal-blade/artist/?id=1002

UK:

https://eyesoremerch.com/metalblade

The Beginning CD and LP versions:

– hardcover digisleeve “mini-LP” CD
– amber marbled vinyl (USA exclusive)
– milky clear / black haze vinyl (USA exclusive)
– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
– fluorescent orange white marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
– opaque flame yellow marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– clear w/ red / yellow splatter vinyl (EU webshop exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
– white vinyl (High Roller Records exclusive – limited to 200 copies)

 

Return Of The Vampire CD and LP versions:

– hardcover digisleeve “mini-LP” CD
– blue smoke vinyl (USA exclusive)
– blue watercolor vinyl (USA exclusive)
– 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
– sheer violet blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
– strawberry red / white marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
– sky-blue / white marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
– blue / white split and splatter vinyl (EU webshop exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

 

Mercyful Fate CD and LP versions:

– hardcover digisleeve “mini-LP” CD
– black / white edge marbled vinyl
– clear w/ black smoke vinyl
– 180g black vinyl
– cool grey marbled vinyl
– clear ghost white vinyl
– white “blackdust” vinyl
– opaque red vinyl

Melissa CD and LP versions:

– hardcover digisleeve “mini-LP” CD
– yellow w/ black streaks vinyl
– highlighter yellow w/ red splatter vinyl
– 180g black vinyl
– opaque cherry red vinyl
– opaque golden yellow marbled vinyl
– dark green marbled vinyl
– olive green marbled vinyl
– green / blue color circle w/ red splatter vinyl
– translucent yellow vinyl
– red / black color circle w/ yellow splatter vinyl

Don’t Break The Oath CD and LP versions:

– hardcover digisleeve “mini-LP” CD
– yellow w/ red flares vinyl
– clear w/ orange spots vinyl
– 180g black vinyl
– golden yellow marbled vinyl
– luminous orange marbled vinyl
– clear amber marbled vinyl
– opaque melon marbled vinyl
– flame splatter vinyl
– translucent red vinyl
– orange / red melt vinyl

Mayhem Says They Were Not Fans Of “Lords Of Chaos”

From: www.nme.com LINK: https://www.nme.com/news/music/mayhem-not-fans-movie-lords-chaos-2559987 “It came out all wrong” Mayhem‘s Necrobutcher has revealed that he’s not a fan of the band’s recent biopic Lords Of Chaos – saying that it “came out all wrong” and “is not a good movie”. Starring Sky Ferreira and Rory Culkin and directed by Jonas Åkerlund, the film tells the story of the…

Behemoth’s Nergal Sparks Controversy With Anti Antifa T-shirt

Behemoth front man sparks controversy with anti Antifa t-shirt, a violent United States political group aimed at stopping Nazi and Hate Groups through terror attacks. LINK: https://www.loudersound.com/news/behemoths-nergal-sparks-controversy-with-black-metal-against-antifa-t-shirt Behemoth frontman Adam ‘Nergal’ Darski has sparked controversy by posting two pictures of a “black metal against Antifa” t-shirt. The vocalist and guitarist uploaded the images to Instagram…

Glenn Danzig To Begin Filming New “Vampire Western Movie”, Streaming First Movie This October

Glenn Danzig is set to begin filming his second movie this October which is said to be a “spaghetti western” (Clint Eastwood) style vampire movie set in the old west. His first movie “Verotika” will begin streaming on the internet this October on Halloween. Glenn Danzig is also set to release his new long awaited…

Cradle Of Filth To Reissue “Cruelty And The Beast”Album

Cradle Of Filth To Reissue Cruelty And The Beast and appearing live at The London Palladium. LINK: https://www.kerrang.com/the-news/cradle-of-filth-to-reissue-cruelty-and-the-beast/ Cradle Of Filth are reissuing their 1998 extreme metal masterpiece Cruelty And The Beast on November 1. 21 years after its initial release, Cruelty And The Beast is being remixed and remastered on Music For Nations, to be…

Dave Ingram Returns To Benediction

  www.blabbermouth.net LINK: http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/benediction-rejoined-by-singer-dave-ingram/ Long-running Birmingham, U.K.-based extreme metallers BENEDICTION have been rejoined by vocalist Dave Ingram (formerly of BOLT THROWER). Ingram’s return to BENEDICTION comes two months after the departure of the band’s previous singer, Dave Hunt. Hunt’s schedule had become increasingly congested with his commitments to both BENEDICTION and ANAAL NATHRAKH, as well as…

Motorhead To Release 1979 40th Anniversary Boxset

BMG is releasing a special anniversary box set of the classic 1979 albums “Bomber” and “Overkill”: Motörhead have teamed up with BMG for “an exciting, extensive and detailed ultra-fan-friendly release programme” of their back catalogue, and they’re starting with Motörhead ‘79. 1979 was a pivotal year for the terrible trio of Lemmy, Philthy Phil and…

Sortilege Reunion Concert At Keep It True Festival

From: Blabbermouth.net LINK:http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/sortilege-reunion-at-germanys-keep-it-true-festival-video/ Four members of the classic French heavy metal band SORTILÈGE reunited for an appearance at this year’s edition of the Keep It True festval on April 27 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany Musicians appearing at the event included: SORTILÈGE members * Christian “Zouille” Augustin (Vocals) * Didier “Dem” Demajean (Guitar) * Daniel…

The Rods – New Album Due Out In June

Classic 1980’s Metal Bad The Rods to release new album:

From: www.blabbemouth.net

LINK:http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/the-rods-to-release-brotherhood-of-metal-album-in-june/

THE RODS To Release ‘Brotherhood Of Metal’ Album In June

Legendary U.S. metal band THE RODS will release a new album, “Brotherhood Of Metal”, on June 7 via SPV/Steamhammer.

Says THE RODS drummer Carl Canedy: “If you like the first song, then the odds are you’ll like the whole album. It’s balls-to-the-wall heavy metal, song after song. No ballads and nothing your mom will be humming.”

Spring 1980 saw the foundation of the group surrounding vocalist/guitarist David “Rock” Feinstein, a cousin of the unforgotten Ronnie James Dio and former member of their joint band, ELF. Six years and five albums later, THE RODS decided to go separate ways in 1986 and disappeared from the scene for more than twenty years, rising again like a phoenix from the ashes in 2011 with their outstanding comeback album “Vengeance”.

The three musicians — Feinstein, Canedy and bassist Garry Bordonaro — have recorded eleven songs for “Brotherhood Of Metal” (a twelfth track will be included as a bonus track on the vinyl edition). Recorded at the Barn Castle and the Nire Studio, engineered by Lonnie Park, Carl Canedy and Eric Chesek, the album features spectacular cover artwork courtesy of Belgian artist Eric Philippe and brings a breath of fresh air to the band’s classic metal.

The “Brotherhood Of Metal” album title reflects the musicians’ attitude to life, and what is more, it’s the general philosophy of this exceptional band.

Says Carl: “David, Garry and I are still close friends all these years later. We’re a band of brothers and proud that we’re heavier than ever and making great RODS music for the fans.”

“Brotherhood Of Metal” will be released as a CD digipak, 2LP gatefold (incl bonus track “Crank It Up (35 Years)”), as a digital download and via stream music services.

Track listing:

01. Brotherhood Of Metal (7:28)
02. Everybody’s Rockin’ (3:57)
03. Smoke On The Horizon (4:47)
04. Louder Than Loud (4:15)
05. Tyrant King (4:38)
06. Party All Night (2:49)
07. Tonight We Ride (4:40)
08. 1982 (5:16)
09. Hell On Earth (4:20)
10. The Devil Made Me Do It (3:54)
11. Evil In Me (6:26)

VIDEO: Mayhem – Varg Says He Killed Euronymous In Self Defence

In a new video series Varg from Mayhem / Burzum is doing commentary on the Mayhem movie “Lords Of Chaos” and says he is being slandered in the movie and that he killed Euronymous in self defence after he was attacked first by stabbing him in the arms and then in the head which killed him, but went beyond self defence to voluntary manslaughter (in part 5).

You can see the full video series by Varg on his YouTube page at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChBsOxskMpDmBAsgJ91fKcg

Rolling Stone – Death Metal Is Now Officially Classic Rock

LINK: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-live-reviews/cannibal-corpse-morbid-angel-decibel-magazine-tour-review-805235/ Death Metal Is Officially Classic Rock At a New York City show, subgenre forefathers Cannibal Corpse and Morbid Angel demonstrated why they’re still thriving after three decades Cannibal Corpse frontman George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher had already shot down the possibility of an encore, playfully roasting the crowd in the process. But still, you knew what…

VIDEO: Venom-40th Anniversary Box Set Trailer

 

Venom announce new double CD and vinyl box set for 40th anniversary, out May 31 though BMG Music.

PRE-ORDER HERE: https://venom.tmstor.es/?lf=1077af4f423502824cdd9d844f6f6914

The Double CD Titled “Venom – In Nomine Satanas 40th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set And Anthology” is a 43 Song Compilation with features two unreleased tracks for $19.99 USD and is also available as a Double lp for $32.99 USD.

Also available for $193.99 USD is a 8 lp Venom vinyl lp box set which contains 4 Venom lp’s plus two double lp’s including a live album and unreleased Venom Demos.

The Vinyl box set includes the first for Venom albums on colored splatter vinyl “Welcome To Hell”, “Black Metal”, “At War With Satan” and “Possessed”.

The set also includes the Venom double live album “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” on 2 lp and a new 2 lp set of Venom demos called “Sons of Satan”.

The box set also comes with collectable merchandise including a book written by music journalist Dom Lawson from new interviews with Venom as well as rare photos. A 90 x 60 cm two sided Venom poster, reproduction of their 1984 “Seven Dates of Hell” tour programme and a Venom’s Legions back patch.

The first 300 orders from the official Venom store will receive an autographed Cronos art card.

Venom are an English extreme metal band formed in 1978 in Newcastle upon Tyne. Coming to prominence towards the end of the new wave of British heavy metal, Venom’s first two albums—Welcome to Hell (1981) and Black Metal (1982)—are considered a major influence on thrash metal and extreme metal in general. Venom’s second album proved influential enough that its title was used as the name of the extreme metal subgenre of black metal. The band classic line-up trio of Cronos, Mantas and Abaddon recorded two further studio albums At War With Satan (1984) and Possessed (1985) and live album Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (1986). Often cited by bands such as Metallica, Behemoth, Celtic Frost and Mayhem as major influences, they are one of the most revered bands of their generation.  Venom are still fronted by original singer/bassist Cronos and headline festivals all over the globe and continue to release new music. In Nomine Satanas is a celebration of the bands formative years, containing all the classic line-up albums and an album of previously unreleased demo songs that dates back to 1979 when the formed.

CD1

1. Welcome to Hell
2. Angel Dust
3. In League with Satan
4. In Nomine Satanas – single version
5. One Thousand Days in Sodom
6. Bloodlust – single version
7. Black Metal
8. Buried Alive
9. Countess Bathory
10. Teacher’s Pet
11. At War with Satan – Intro
12. Die Hard
13. Stand Up (And Be Counted)
14. Women, Leather and Hell
15. Warhead
16. Lady Lust
17. Woman
18. Manitou
19. Satanachist
20. Too Loud (For the Crowd)
21. Possessed
22. Nightmare

CD2

1. Sons of Satan – 1980 demo (previously unreleased)
2. Raise the Dead – demon version
3. Red Light Fever – demo version
4. Angel Dust – 1980 demo (previously unreleased)
5. F.O.A.D.
6. The Chanting of the Priests (live)
7. Sadist (Mistress of the Whip)
8. Witching Hour (live)
9. Dead of the Night
10. Acid Queen
11. Bursting Out
12. Bitch Witch
13. 7 Gates of Hell
14. Dead On Arrival
15. Hounds of Hell
16. Schizo (live)
17. Leave Me In Hell
18. Senile Decay (outtake)
19. Snots Shit
20. Aaaaaarrghh
21. Venom

 

Welcome To Hell
(Remastered from original tapes on splatter vinyl. Comes with reproductions of original poster and insert with an embossed cover.)

Side A

1. Sons of Satan
2. Welcome to Hell
3. Schizo
4. Mayhem with Mercy
5. Poison
6. Live Like an Angel (Die Like a Devil)

Side B

1. Witching Hour
2. One Thousand Days in Sodom
3. Angel Dust
4. In League with Satan
5. Red Light Fever

 

 

Black Metal
(Remastered from original tapes on swirl vinyl. Comes with reproductions of original poster and insert with an embossed cover.)

Side A

1. Black Metal
2. To Hell and Back
3. Buried Alive
4. Raise the Dead
5. Teacher’s Pet

Side B

1. Leave Me In Hell
2. Sacrifice
3. Heaven’s On Fire
4. Countess Bathory
5. Don’t Burn the Witch
6. At War with Satan

 

At War With Satan
(Remastered from original tapes on splatter vinyl. Comes with reproduction 6 page roll fold booklet and leather book effect cover.)

Side A

1. At War with Satan

Side B

1. Rip Ride
2 .Genocide
3. Cry Wolf
4. Stand Up (And Be Counted)
5. Women, Leather and Hell
6. Aaaaaarrghh

 

Possessed
(Remastered from original tapes on splatter vinyl. Comes with reproductions of original poster, insert and sleeve on mirror board.)

Side A

1. Powerdrive
2. Flytrap
3. Satanachist
4. Burn This Place (To the Ground)
5. Harmony Dies
6. Possessed

Side B

1. Hellchild
2. Moonshine
3. Wing and a Prayer
4. Suffer Not the Children
5. Voyeur
6. Mystique
7. Too Loud (For the Crowd)

 

 

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
(Pressed on half and half vinyl. Comes with reproductions of original gatefold and inserts.)

Side A

1. Intro / Too Loud (For the Crowd)
2. 7 Gates of Hell
3 .Leave Me In Hell
4. Nightmare
5. Countess Bathory

Side B

1. Die Hard
2. Schizo
3. Guitar Solo – Mantas
4. In Nomine Satanas
5. Witching Hour

Side C

1. Black Metal
2. The Chanting of the Priests
3. Satanachist
4. Flytrap
5. Warhead

Side D

1. Buried Alive / Love Amongst the Dead
2. Bass Solo – Cronos
3. Welcome to Hell / Bloodlust

Bloodlust
(Shaped 7” picture disc single)

Side A

1. Bloodlust

Side B

1. In Nomine Satanas

 

Sons Of Satan
(New album of previously unreleased demos. Pressed on swirl vinyl. Gatefold cover)

Side A

1. Angel Dust – Church Hall Rehearsals 1979
2. Buried Alived – Church Hall Rehearsals 1979
3. Raise the Dead – Church Hall Rehearsals 1979
4. Red Light Fever – Church Hall Rehearsals 1979
5. Venom – Church Hall Rehearsals 1979

Side B

1. Sons of Satan – 1980 Impulse Studios – £50 Demo Recordings
2. In League With Satan – 1980 Impulse Studios – £50 Demo Recordings
3. Angel Dust – 1980 Impulse Studios – £50 Demo Recordings
4. Live Like an Angel (Die Like a Devil) – 1980 Impulse Studios – £50 Demo Recordings

Side C

1. Schizo – 1980 Impulse Studios – £50 Demo Recordings
2. Venom – 1980 Impulse Studios – £50 Demo Recordings
3. Angel Dust – Impulse Studio Demo Session 1980
4. Raise the Dead – Impulse Studio Demo Session 1980

Side D

1. Red Light Fever – Impulse Studio Demo Session 1980
2. At War With Satan – 1983 Impulse Studio 2 – At War Demos

12” x 12” book of the story of Venom written by renowned Heavy Metal journalist Dom Lawson from new interviews with Cronos, Mantas and Abbadon. Featuring previously unseen and rare photos and memorabilia.

 

12″ x 12″ art print signed by Cronos. (First 300 Orders Only)

 

 

90cm x 60cm 2 sided poster of ‘Seven Dates Of Hell’ tour poster.

Reproduction ‘Seven Dates Of Hell’ tour programme.

Venom’s legions back patch.

Metallica – Helping Hands New Live Album Out

Metallica – “Helpings Hands” released this month is the new acoustic live album from Metallica and is a mix of acoustic versions of Metallica songs as well as acoustic cover songs of artists like Nazareth, Bob Seger and Deep Purple.

This is great live Metallica album and guaranteed to be a 9+ out of 10 for any Metallica fan. The record features great acoustic versions of Metallica songs like Nothing Else Matters, The Unforgiven and Bleeding Me.

The record also has alternate acoustic versions of songs like Disposable Hero’s which may not appeal to all fans which sound like a different version of the same song, there is a somewhat alternate version of The Four Horsemen which is a stand out track on this record.

The acoustic version of The Four Horsemen is probably one of the best songs on the album and gives the song a real mainstream feel to it with some alternate sounding sections.

This is a guaranteed favorite album in your Metallica music collection, get one today!

Metallica: Will There Be A Lars Ulrich Solo Album?

New footage of Metallica live in the “Tuning Room” before a show in Pittsburgh PA on October 18, 2018 features a short clip with Drummer Lars Ulrich on Drums and Lead Vocals playing a Metallica cover version of the Judas Priest classic “Delivering The Goods”.

Will this lead to a Lars Ulrich solo album?

In a related article from 2016 Metallica’s former manager Jon “Jonny Z” Zazula told Metal Hammer magazine that Lars Ulrich was originally considered to be the frontman for Metallica.

LINK: https://www.loudersound.com/news/metallica-considered-making-lars-ulrich-frontman

“Lars and I planned a lot of stuff. But James wasn’t the most confident of singers. I don’t think he felt comfortable.

“At one point there was even talk of Lars becoming the frontman. For about five seconds.”

Zazula stated.

Is Metallica hinting at a Lars Ulrich solo album?

RELATED METALLICA NEWS:

Metallica Launch New Pilsner Beer – https://banzairecords.com/blog/2019/01/17/metallica-launch-new-pilsner-beer-mini-documentary/

Metallica Launch Blackened Whiskey – https://banzairecords.com/blog/2018/10/07/video-review-metallica-blackened-whiskey/

www.metallica.com

The ten minute clip briefly features Lars Ulrich on drums and vocals covering “Judas Priest – Delivering The Goods” during their rehearsal at the Metallica tuning room.

Judas Priest – Delivering The Goods:

Metallica Launch New Pilsner Beer & Mini Documentary

Metallica have teamed up with the Stone Brewing Company to launch their new Pilsner signature beer “Enter Night”, Pilsner is a German brand beer first produced in 1842 and is the world’s first blonde lager. www.stonebrewing.com Metallica Mini-Documentary – The Story Of Enter Night Pilsner: From Kerrang Magazine: LINK: https://www.kerrang.com/the-news/metallica-and-stone-brewing-announce-collaboration-beer-enter-night/ Metallica And Stone Brewing Announce…

Tom Warrior To Perform Hellhammer Material

Celtic Frost’s Tom Warrior is set to perform material from his pre Celtic Frost band “Hellhammer” under the name “Triumph Of Death” but says there will be no Hellhammer reunion. Hellhammer is a top cult underground band that played from 1982 to 1984 before Warrior formed Celtic Frost. Hellhammer released one “official release” “Apocalyptic Raids”…

VIDEO: Dust Bolt – Dead Inside

Dust Bolt – Dead Inside from their new album “Trapped In Chaos” out January 18 on Napalm Records:

 

Dust Bolt – Mass Confusion:

 

Dust Bolt – Soul Erazor:

Danzig Sings Elvis

Glenn Danzig is released a new full length album of songs by Elvis Presley, this album is long anticipated by fans and will be coming out in 2019. Check out this article from www.blabbermouth.net where you can listen to an audio interview with Glenn Danzig.   Link: http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/glenn-danzigs-collection-of-elvis-presley-covers-will-be-a-full-length-album-i-cant-wait-for-everyone-to-hear-it/   During a recent interview with Full…

Venom – Storm The Gates

Venom will release their 15th Full Length Studio Album on December 14. From: www.blabbermouth.net http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/venom-to-release-storm-the-gates-album-in-december/ Black metal pioneers VENOM will release their 15th full-length studio album, “Storm The Gates”, on December 14 through Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to 2015’s “From The Very Depths” will be made available on CD and digital formats, with vinyl and…

NEWS: Manowar Guitarist Arrested For Child Pornography

  Manowar guitarist Karl Logan has been arrested and charged with possession of Child Pornography Videos of “pre-teen” girls engaged in sex with men. From: www.blabbermouth.net Link: http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/manowars-karl-logan-was-allegedly-in-possession-of-videos-depicting-preteen-girls-in-sexual-acts-with-men/ More details have emerged in the arrest of MANOWAR guitarist Karl Logan on charges of possessing child pornography. Logan, 53, was arrested on August 9 in Charlotte,…

Behemoth -Concert Review

Behemoth headlining concert review from The San Antonio Current http://www.sacurrent.com Link: https://www.sacurrent.com/sa-sound/archives/2018/10/24/behemoth-headlined-bill-delivers-night-of-sonically-challenging-extreme-metal Posted by Sanford Nowlin. Extreme metal isn’t everyone’s taste. But for those who find catharsis in pummeling songs of rage, terror and despair, Tuesday’s Behemoth-led bill at the Aztec Theatre showed just how creative metal can be when divorced from mainstream commercial concerns.…