Scandinavian classic heavy metal outfit OZ released its new album ‘Forced Commandments‘ on May 22, 2020 via Massacre Records!

The new single ‘Break Out‘ – also known as ‘Break Out (Farewell To The Machines)‘ – is now out, and comes with a lyric video.

Mixed and mastered by Lars Chriss & Mike Lind, OZ‘s 8th studio album ‘Forced Commandments‘ includes a total of 11 songs on the CD Digipak as well as 8 songs on the limited edition Gatefold Vinyl LP.

Track listing:

  1. Goin’ Down
  2. Prison Of Time
  3. Switchblade Alley
  4. Revival
  5. The Ritual
  6. Spiders
  7. Long And Lonely Road
  8. Liar
  9. Diving Into The Darkness (Bonus)
  10. Break Out (Bonus)
  11. Kingdom Of War (Bonus)

    Ltd. Gatefold Vinyl LP

    Side A

    Goin’ Down
    Prison Of Time
    Switchblade Alley
    Revival

    Side B

    The Ritual
    Spiders
    Long And Lonely Road
    Liar

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The French symphonic metal band FAIRYLAND has signed with Massacre Records, and will release its new album ‘Osyrhianta‘ in late May 2020!

The band was originally formed in 1998, underwent a few line-up changes and even a hiatus in the past, and now consists of vocalist Francesco Cavalieri, guitarist Sylvain Cohen, bassist Willdric Lievin, keyboarder Phil Giordana and drummer JB Pol.

The new album will be a concept album exploring the origins of the fantasy realm Osyrhia and its rich history, with the events taking place thousands of years before ‘Of Wars In Osyrhia‘ thus serving as a prequel to the band’s existing album trilogy.

Further album details will be revealed soon!

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PALACE just released the official video for their new single ‘Force Of Steel‘.

The song is taken from the band’s upcoming album ‘Reject The System‘, which will be released on April 3rd via Massacre Records. Get the album here » https://lnk.to/rejectthesystem

Following the release of ‘The 7th Steel‘ in 2014, PALACE wanted to record an album with an even heavier sound – and so they did! ‘Reject The System‘ turned out to be the band’s heaviest album to date!

Track-listing:

1. Force Of Steel
2. Soulseeker
3. Final Call Of Destruction
4. The Faker
5. Hail To The Metal Lord
6. Bloodstained World
7. Valhalla Land
8. Legion Of Resistance
9. Wings Of Storm
10. No One Break My Will

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PALACE are back with their new album ‘Reject The System‘, which will be released on April 3rd via Massacre Records!

The mixing and mastering was handled by producer Kai Stahlenberg. The cover artwork – available below along with the album’s tracklisting – was designed by Andreas Wagner.

Following the release of ‘The 7th Steel‘, PALACE wanted to record an album with an even heavier sound – and so they did! ‘Reject The System‘ turned out to be the band’s heaviest and varied album to date!

The first digital single from the album is called ‘Final Call Of Destruction‘, and will be released on March 4th along with a lyric video.

The record release show will take place on April 3rd at the 7er Club in Mannheim, Germany.

Track listing:

  1. Force Of Steel
  2. Soulseeker
  3. Final Call Of Destruction
  4. The Faker
  5. Hail To The Metal Lord
  6. Bloodstained World
  7. Valhalla Land
  8. Legion Of Resistance
  9. Wings Of Storm
  10. No One Break My Will

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WOLFPAKK are back with their 5th masterpiece entitled ‘Nature Strikes Back‘, which will be released on January 24, 2020 via Massacre Records!

The band released its new single ‘Lone Ranger‘ today, which is accompanied by an official video.

Mark Sweeney and Michael Voss once again recruited the creme de la creme of the international hard rock & metal scene to join them on their new album.

Nature Strikes Back‘ was mixed by Mark Sweeney & Michael Voss and mastered by Michael Voss at Kidwood Studio. Rainer Kalwitz is responsible for the album’s cover artwork.

WOLFPAKK‘s new melodic hard rock/metal album ‘Nature Strikes Back‘ will be available as a CD Digipak as well as digitally, and is available for pre-order on https://lnk.to/naturestrikesback

Track listing:

  1. Nature Strikes Back
  2. The Legend
  3. Beyond This Side
  4. Land Of Wolves
  5. Under Surveillance
  6. Restore Your Soul
  7. Lone Ranger
  8. One Day
  9. Revolution
  10. A Mystery
  11. Lovers Roulette

Guest Musicians:

1. Nature Strikes Back
Vocals – Michael Sweet (Stryper), Mark Sweeney & Michael Voss
Backing Vocals – Jean-Marc Viller (Callaway), Mark Sweeney & Michael Voss
Guitar Solo – Michael Voss
Bass – Michael Voss
Drums – Mikkey Dee (Motörhead, Scorpions)

2. The Legend
Vocals – Yannis Papadopoulos (Beast In Black), Mark Sweeney & Michael Voss
Backing Vocals – Jean-Marc Viller (Callaway), Mark Sweeney & Michael Voss
Guitar – Joey Tafolla (Jag Panzer)
Bass – Karl Johannson
Drums – Anders Johannson (Manowar, ex-Hammerfall)

3. Beyond This Side
Vocals – Carl Sentance (Nazareth), Mark Sweeney & Michael Voss
Backing Vocals – Jean-Marc Viller (Callaway), Mark Sweeney & Michael Voss
Guitar Solo – Nino Laurenne (Thunderstone)
Bass – Michael Voss
Drums – Gereon Homann (Eat The Gun)

4. Land Of Wolves
Vocals – Mats Levén (ex-Candlemass, ex-Malmsteen), Mark Sweeney & Michael Voss
Backing Vocals – Jean-Marc Viller (Callaway), Mark Sweeney & Michael Voss
Guitar Solos – Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS), Michael Voss
Bass – Peter “Fargo-Pedder” Knorn (Victory)
Drums – André Hilgers (ex-Rage)

5. Under Surveillance
Vocals – Perry McCarty (ex-Warrior), Mark Sweeney & Michael Voss
Backing Vocals – Jean-Marc Viller (Callaway), Mark Sweeney & Michael Voss
Keyboard Solo – Corvin Bahn (Uli John Roth, Peter Panka Jane)
Bass – Michael Voss
Drums – Gereon Homann (Eat The Gun)

6. Restore Your Soul
Vocals – Oliver Fehr (ex-Transit), Mark Sweeney & Michael Voss
Backing Vocals – Jean-Marc Viller (Callaway), Mark Sweeney & Michael Voss
Guitar Solo – Vinnie Moore (UFO)
Bass – Michael Voss
Drums – Gereon Homann (Eat The Gun)

7. Lone Ranger
Vocals – Michael Bormann (Michael Bormann’s Jaded Hard), Mark Sweeney & Michael Voss
Backing Vocals – Jean-Marc Viller (Callaway), Mark Sweeney & Michael Voss
Guitar Solo – Thom Blunier (Shakra)
Bass – Anders LA Rönnblom (Killer Bee)
Drums – Mark Cross (ex-Helloween)

8. One Day
Vocals – Fernando Garcia (ex-Victory), Mark Sweeney & Michael Voss
Backing Vocals – Jean-Marc Viller (Callaway), Mark Sweeney & Michael Voss
Guitar Solo – Craig Goldy (ex-DIO)
Bass – Uwe Köhler (ex-Bonfire)
Drums – Mark Kullmann (Voodoo Circle, Glenn Hughes)

9. Revolution
Vocals – Frank Beck (Gamma Ray), Mark Sweeney & Michael Voss
Backing Vocals – Jean-Marc Viller (Callaway), Mark Sweeney & Michael Voss
Guitar Solo – Jeff Waters (Annihilator)
Bass – Michael Voss
Drums – Gereon Homann (Eat The Gun)

10. A Mystery
Vocals – Jasmin Schmid (Jazzmin), Ronnie Romero (Rainbow, CoreLeoni), Mark Sweeney & Michael Voss
Backing Vocals – Jean-Marc Viller (Callaway), Mark Sweeney & Michael Voss
Guitar Solo – Michael Voss
Piano – Tom Graber (ex-Crystal Ball, Felskinn)
Basss – Michael Voss
Drums – Gereon Homann (Eat The Gun)

11. Lovers Roulette
Vocals – Nick Holleman (ex-Vicious Rumors), Mark Sweeney & Michael Voss
Backing Vocals – Jean-Marc Viller (Callaway), Mark Sweeney & Michael Voss
Guitar Solo – Michael Voss
Bass – Michael Voss
Drums – Gereon Homann (Eat The Gun)

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BROCELIAN have released a lyric video for their second digital single ‘A Life For You‘, taken from the upcoming album ‘Guardians Of Brocéliande‘.

The band’s new album ‘Guardians Of Brocéliande‘ will be released on July 19, 2019 via Massacre Records, and is available for pre-order Here

It features a varied mix of catchy metal hymns, straight hard rock songs as well as melancholic ballads. Well-placed violin tunes as well as epic orchestral and choral parts serve as a common thread tying together BROCELIAN‘s sound.

Track listing:

1. Wrath Of Nature
2. A Life For You
3. Speed Of Light
4. Guardians Of Brocéliande
5. My Last Melody
6. Now It´s Time
7. The Signs
8. Escape From Alcatraz
9. Fire Of My Heart
10. Summer Days

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A new Crystal Ball video is here, and it’s not for the faint of heart!
In ‘HELLvetia‘, you’ll also get to meet Heidi and others, that are featured in the upcoming movie ‘Mad Heidi‘ from the producer of the movie ‘Iron Sky‘, Tero Kaukomaa.

Due to a few violent and gory scenes in Crystal Ball‘s video, an age restriction has been enabled.

HELLvetia‘ is taken from ‘2020‘, the upcoming best-of album by Crystal Ball, which includes 20 tracks on 2 CDs: 10 re-recorded and newly interpreted songs from the band’s first decade, and 10 melodic metal tracks from the band’s second decade, which were either re-recorded, newly arranged and/or enhanced with additional recordings.

You can pre-order the album here » https://lnk.to/crystalball2020

2020‘ is an album for die-hard fans that are around since the band’s early days but also for those who have barely heard of the band before. Needless to say that this album should be part of every record collection! It will be released on August 2, 2019 via Massacre Records.

Tracklisting:

CD 1

1. HELLvetia
2. Moondance
3. Soul Mate
4. Lay Down The Law
5. He Came To Change The World
6. Dance With The Devil
7. Mozart Symphony
8. My Life
9. Am I Free
10. Forever And Eternally

CD 2

1. Paradise
2. Mayday!
3. Alive For Evermore
4. Hold Your Flag
5. Eye To Eye
6. Suspended
7. Déjà-Voodoo
8. Anyone Can Be A Hero
9. Curtain Call
10. Director’s Cut

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The Swiss melodic hard rock/metal outfit Crystal Ball is celebrating the band’s 20th anniversary with the release of ‘2020‘ – their first ever best-of album – due out on August 2nd via Massacre Records!
Crystal Ball have just released a lyric video for ‘Forever And Eternally‘, the first single from the album.

The album includes 20 tracks on 2 CDs: 10 re-recorded and newly interpreted songs from the band’s first decade, and 10 melodic metal tracks from the band’s second decade, which were either re-recorded, newly arranged and/or enhanced with additional recordings.

You can pre-order the album HERE

2020‘ is an album for die-hard fans that are around since the band’s early days but also for those who have barely heard of the band before. Needless to say that this album should be part of every record collection.

Track listing:

CD 1

1. HELLvetia
2. Moondance
3. Soul Mate
4. Lay Down The Law
5. He Came To Change The World
6. Dance With The Devil
7. Mozart Symphony
8. My Life
9. Am I Free
10. Forever And Eternally

CD 2

1. Paradise
2. Mayday!
3. Alive For Evermore
4. Hold Your Flag
5. Eye To Eye
6. Suspended
7. Déjà-Voodoo
8. Anyone Can Be A Hero
9. Curtain Call
10. Director’s Cut

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Buckle up, y’all – the official video for NITROGODS‘ new single ‘Breaking Loose‘ is out now.

The song is taken from the upcoming album ‘Rebel Dayz‘ due out on June 21st via Massacre Records.

The album, mixed and mastered by Achim Köhler, is available as CD Digipak, limited edition Vinyl LP in various colors, limited edition box-set including CD Digipak, flag, patch & handsigned autograph card as well as download and stream (starting on June 21st). 10 of the 500 box-sets include a special something: an autograph card featuring Oimel’s signature in white, which is basically a winning ticket for a t-shirt featuring the album’s design.
Get the album here: https://lnk.to/rebeldayz

NITROGODS are as close to their live sound as never before on their new album ‘Rebel Dayz‘! Songs from the album will of course be presented live during the “Rebel Dayz Tour 2019” that kicks off this fall, along with Psychopunch and Maxxwell. Tickets are available for purchase here:  www.tiny.cc/nitrogodstickets

Track listing:

1. Breaking Loose
2. Zoom The Broom
3. We’ll Bring The House Down
5. Get Lost
6. It’s Not Your Rock ‘N’ Roll
7. Rebel Dayz
8. Blind As A Stone
9. Roadwork Ahead
10. Murder’s A Ritual
11. Walk The Track
12. The Haze (An Endless Drift Through The Void)
13. Go Fast
14. Don’t Call My Name

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Ltd. Box-Set • Digital

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The Swiss melodic hard rock/metal outfit Crystal Ball is celebrating the band’s 20th anniversary with the release of ‘2020‘ – their first ever best-of album – due out on August 2nd via Massacre Records!

The album will include a total of 20 tracks on 2 CDs – there will be 10 re-recorded and newly interpreted songs from the band’s first decade, and 10 melodic metal tracks from the band’s second decade, which were either re-recorded, newly arranged and/or enhanced with additional recordings.
All songs were chosen based on results of fan polls and streaming analyses. The complete track list is available below.

Stefan Kaufmann is once again responsible for the production, recordings and mastering – and along with Mattes for the mixing at ROXX Studio. Thomas Ewerhard is responsible for the cover artwork.

2020‘ is an album for die-hard fans that are around since the band’s early days but also for those who have barely heard of the band before. Needless to say that this album should be part of every record collection! It will be available for pre-order soon.

Track listing:

CD 1

1. HELLvetia
2. Moondance
3. Soul Mate
4. Lay Down The Law
5. He Came To Change The World
6. Dance With The Devil
7. Mozart Symphony
8. My Life
9. Am I Free
10. Forever And Eternally

CD 2

1. Paradise
2. Mayday!
3. Alive For Evermore
4. Hold Your Flag
5. Eye To Eye
6. Suspended
7. Déjà-Voodoo
8. Anyone Can Be A Hero
9. Curtain Call
10. Director’s Cut

CRYSTAL BALL Live

08.06.2019 CH Locarno (TI) – Open Air Al Lagh
06.08.2019 CD Schaffhausen – Stars In Town
23.08.2019 CH Landecy (Genève) – Festiverbant

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