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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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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The modern power metal quintet STORMHAMMER has issued a lyric video for the new single ‘Seven Seals‘, taken from the upcoming album ‘Seven Seals‘.

Seven Seals‘ will hit the stores on May 24th, and features the new vocalist Matthias Kupka as well as a revamped sound. Matthias Kupka is also responsible for the album’s mix and mastering. Jan Yrlund has created for the album’s artwork. You can pre-order ‘Seven SealsHere

Heavy and modern sounds are colliding on ‘Seven Seals‘. You can look forward to thrashy power metal as well as melodic songs with catchy refrains. Harsh riffs will meet well-engineered melodies and solos.

Tracklisting:

01. Sleepwalker
02. Prevail
03. Under The Spell
04. Taken By The Devil
05. Seven Seals
06. Your Nemesis
07. Keep Me Safe
08. One more Way
09. Downfall
10. Deal With The Dead
11. Old Coals

STORMHAMMER are going to support Herman Frank on selected dates – available below – in Germany.

25.04.2019 DE Augsburg – Spectrum Club*
26.04.2019 DE Reichenbach – Die Halle*
30.04.2019 DE Hagen – Kultopia*

* w/ Herman Frank

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The heavy speed metal outfit PARAGON has released its first single from the upcoming brand new album ‘Controlled Demolition‘!

You can enjoy the lyric video for the single ‘Black Widow‘ below and stream the song on a streaming platform of your choice.

Controlled Demolition‘ was mixed and mastered by Piet Sielck at the powerhouse studio. Jörg Uken recorded the drums at soundlodge. The album artwork was created by Aldo V. Requena.
The album will be available as CD Digipak, limited edition vinyl LP, download and stream. You can pre-order it here » https://lnk.to/controlleddemolition
It will be released on April 26th via Massacre Records.

You can look forward to an album that kicks ass from the first to the last second, and PARAGON prove that their time is far from over yet!

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01. Controlled Demolition
02. Reborn
03. Abattoir
04. Mean Machine
05. Deathlines
06. Musangwe (B.K.F.)
07. Timeless Souls
08. Blackbell
09. The Enemy Within
10. Black Widow
11. …Of Blood And Gore

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Side Controlled (Side A)

01. Controlled Demolition
02. Reborn
03. Abattoir
04. Mean Machine
05. Deathlines

Side Demolition (Side B)

06. Musangwe (B.K.F.)
07. Timeless Souls
08. Blackbell
09. The Enemy Within
10. Black Widow

PARAGON Live

09.03.2019 DE Ahrensburg – Juki 42 (Fuck Cancer Festival)
16.03.2019 DE Konken – Sporthalle (Headbangers Night XVI)

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METAL INQUISITOR are set to re-release ‘Unconditional Absolution‘ via Massacre Records.

The band’s 3rd album will finally be available again remastered as a limited edition CD Digipak as well as download and stream. It will hit the stores on March 22, 2019.

The album includes all-time classics like ‘Persuader‘ and ‘Quest For Vengeance‘, among others.

Track listing:

  1. Extinction
  2. Casualty Evacuation
  3. Quest For Vengeance
  4. Drowning Death
  5. Betrayed Battalion
  6. Satan’s Host
  7. The Arch Villain
  8. Neropolis
  9. Persuader
  10. Suffer The Heretic To Burn
  11. The Path Of The Righteous Man

Live Dates:

31.08.2019 ES Las Escuelas – Skulls Of Metal Fest
14.09.2019 DE Koblenz – JUZ Live Club (Ironhammer Festival)
04.-05.10.2019 DE Lichtenfels – Stadthalle (Way Of Darkness Festival)
09.11.2019 DE Koblenz – Metal Ship

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Listen up, IMPERIA‘s new single is here! You can watch the official lyric video for ‘Fear Is An Illusion‘ or stream it on Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music, and the like.

The song is taken from IMPERIA‘s upcoming album ‘Fear Is An Illusion‘ – to be released on February 22nd via Massacre Records – which is available as CD Digipak with bonus track, limited vinyl LP, stream and download. You can already pre-order it here » https://lnk.to/flamesofeternity

Guest musicians on the album include Oliver Philipps (Everon), original band member John Stam as well as the Finnish violin virtuoso Henrik Perelló.

Flames Of Eternity‘ is a strong album, whose songs will take you on an intense ride through all different kinds of human emotions.

Track listing:

  1. The Scarred Soul
  2. Fear Is An Illusion
  3. Unspoken Words
  4. Book Of Love
  5. Blinded
  6. Invisible Tears
  7. Otherside
  8. Beauty Within
  9. My Guardian Angel
  10. The Ocean
  11. A Crying Heart
  12. Mother (Piano Version)

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    Side A

    1. The Scarred Soul
    2. Fear Is An Illusion
    3. Unspoken Words
    4. Otherside
    5. Invisible Tears (Edit Version)

    Side B

    1. Book Of Love
    2. Blinded
    3. Beauty Within
    4. My Guardian Angel
    5. The Ocean
    6. A Crying Heart (Edit Version)

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Power Metallers THORNBRIDGE have released the first single from their upcoming album ‘Theatrical Masterpiece‘. The title track is accompanied by an official video.

The band’s second album was mixed and mastered by Sebastian “Seeb” Levermann and features guest vocals by Andy B. Frank of Brainstorm and a guest solo by Roberto De Micheli of Rhapsody Of Fire. The cover artwork was designed by Juanjo Castellano Rosado.

Theatrical Masterpiece‘ is going to be released on February 8, 2019 and will be available as CD, limited vinyl LP, stream as well as download. It is available for pre-order here » https://lnk.to/theatricalmasterpiece

The album is out on February 8, 2019 via Massacre Records

Track listing:

1. Take To The Oars
2. Theatrical Masterpiece
3. Keeper Of The Royal Treasure
4. Revelation
5. Demon In Your Heart
6. Journey To The Other Side
7. Ember In The Winter Grove
8. Trace Of Destruction
9. The Helmsman
10. Set The Sails
11. The Dragon’s Sleeping

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The Finnish power metal outfit Frozen Land has released its first digital single, ‘Mask Of The Youth‘, from the upcoming self-titled debut album, which will be released on November 23, 2018 via Massacre Records.

Do you miss the power metal of the glorious 90’s? Frozen Land have got you covered! And fans of Sonata Arctica and Stratovarius should definitely keep an eye on Frozen Land, too!

The upcoming album was mixed by Matias Kupiainen (Stratovarius) and mastered by Mika Jussila (Stratovarius, Sonata Arctica, Children Of Bodom). Andrey Vasilchenko is responsible for the album’s artwork.

You can already pre-order the album in selected stores » https://lnk.to/frozenland

The Swiss symphonic metal outfit Deep Sun has signed with Massacre Records and plans to release a new album in spring 2019!

Powerful and expressive vocals of Debora Lavagnolo are accompanied by catchy keyboard tunes by Tom Hiebaum, ever-present guitar riffs by Pascal Töngi as well as massive bass lines by Angelo Salerno and killer drum sounds by Tobias Brutschi.

Deep Sun are without a doubt one of the best bands in the Swiss symphonic metal scene and are eager to take the rest of the world by storm, too!

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