CRO-MAGS release new music video for ’No One’s Victim’ off their single »Don’t Give In«!

Today, New York’s hardcore punk legends CRO-MAGS released their new music video for ‘No One’s Victim’ off their single »Don’t Give In«, released in June this year!

Watch the new music video for ‘No One’s Victim’ here: https://youtu.be/Y4KKhciQstM
Save your limited 7″ EP-vinyl »Don’t Give In« here: https://Cro-Mags.lnk.to/DontGiveIn

CRO-MAGS recently released their new single ‘From The Grave’ and launched pre-orders for their new limited 7″ EP-vinyls »From The Grave« which come in four different colours on the 6th of December 2019 via Arising Empire!

Save your limited 7″ EP-vinyl »From The Grave« here: https://Cro-Mags.lnk.to/FromTheGrave

Pre-save the new »From The Grave«-EP here: https://nblast.de/Cro-MagsPreSave
Buy and/or stream their new single ‘From The Grave’ here: https://Cro-Mags.lnk.to/FromTheGraveSingle

Harley Flanagan: “In late 2018 I went in to the studio to start working on a new Cro-Mags album. After recording the first few songs, I got a strange phone call in the middle of the night, that turned out to be from Tony Brummel, Victory Records (to this day I have no idea where or how he got my number).  I thought it was a prank call; it turned out not to be, and I started negotiating a record deal with Victory Records. Arising Empire in Europe later got in touch and with a team of lawyers including Donna Tobin (Frankfurt Kurnit), Dave Stein etc. and the help of Robert Kampf, former CEO of Century Media and his team, we negotiated deals that we are all very happy with. Mike Gitter from Century made the introduction to engineer John Ferrara and Producer Arthur Rizk, and the recording process went into full swing. One of the many things that makes me happy about signing with Victory and Arising Empire, is that they are genuinely fans of my music and know my history; they are not just labels trying to make money off me or the genre.
I know that I am working with the best team, and the best musicians to launch the next era of Cro-Mags.”

»From The Grave« tracklist:
01. From The Grave
02. PTSD
03. Between Wars
The history of the CRO-MAGS is integral to the history of Hardcore, it’s evolution from punk and the development of alternative music genres such as hardcore, cross-over, thrash metal, post punk and grunge to name a few. Numerous iconic bands from METALLICA to GREEN DAY, and individuals such as Dave Grohl have credited CRO-MAGS with having had a primal influence on their development.

Born out of the violence and depravity of the Lower East Side of New York in the late 70s and early 80s, the CRO-MAGS was the brain-child of a very young Harley Flanagan (at the time 14 years old) when still playing with THE STIMULATORS. By 1982/83 he wrote and recorded the very first CRO-MAGS demos consisting of  four songs that would become the blue print for the seminal 1986 »Age of Quarrel«. He wrote all of the music, played each instrument and sang. Before long he connected with Parris Mayhew and the two started writing music and auditioning band members.

After several line-ups, 5 studio albums (beyond the original demos) and 30 + years of tours around the world, CRO-MAGS remains one of the most iconic hardcore bands with arguably the greatest reach beyond the genre.


“In the Beginning”

Why now? In Harley’s words: “Lemmy came to me in a dream and said, ‘Take it back mate, it’s yours, you started it.’ The fact is, I never legally lost the name Cro-Mags, others were using it without my permission, while I was raising my kids. An agreement was struck with the previous members and I regained full control over the name worldwide. Now with an amazing line up and 2 record deals I am moving forward. I have a great team of people behind me; I have never felt stronger, better or more creative.”

And so bassist Harley Flanagan has reached a settlement with singer John Joseph and drummer Mackie Jayson regarding ownership of the CRO-MAGS name. Flanagan will now perform under the name CRO-MAGS while Joseph and Jayson will perform as CRO-MAGS “JM”.

In 2019 Cro-Mags signed with Victory Records and Arising Empire.

The single: consist of 3 tracks, ‘Don’t Give In’, ‘Drag You Under’, and ‘No One’s Victim’.

Harley: “The lyrics are meant to inspire and kick you in the ass when you need it. Some might not take them that way, but that’s my intention. Sometimes you need someone to tell you to man-the-fuck-up, or woman-up, cause life ain’t easy and you will get crushed if you don’t. I wrote them more for myself than anyone else, cause sometimes I need to hear these things, as I think we all do.”

Some of them were inspired by loss, the loss of friends, by suicide, cancer, struggling with depression, mortality and ultimately the beauty of life. You have to be able to recognize it, even when you’re suffering and struggling. Although we all fight our own personal battles, and they vary, none of us are alone in the fact that we have to fight our battles, and many of them we must fight alone. In that way, we all have something in common, besides needing basic things like food water and shelter. We also must learn how to cope with struggle and mortality. Some rise to the top while others crash and burn.

I feel like I crashed and burned enough times that I somehow managed to rise back to the top. I feel stronger, happier mentally, spiritually and physically than I have in years; and it did not come without a struggle or cost. But that is life; you have to fight for what you want, and you also have to know how temporary it all is.

The single and album feature, along with Harley Flanagan, Gabby Abularach (Gil Evans Orchestra, amongst many other projects) who played on Cro-Mags»Alpha Omega« (1992) and »Near Death Experience« (1993); Rocky George (formerly of Suicidal Tendencies and Fishbone) who played on Cro-Mags»Revenge« (2000); and GaryGManSullivan (who has played with everyone from the B-52‘s, Berny Worrel of Parliament Funkadelic, TM Stevens etc.), who joined Cro-Mags in the 90s.

•             »The Age Of Quarrel« (1986)
•             »Best Wishes« (1989)
•             »Alpha Omega« (1992)
•             »Near Death Experience« (1993)
•             »Revenge« (2000)

Harley Flanagan | bass/vocals
Gabby Abularach | guitars
Rocky George | guitars
Garry “G-Man” Sullivan | drums

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MISTER MISERY release brand new music video for ’Tell Me How’ off their new debut »Unalive«!

Today, MISTER MISERY from Stockholm, Sweden released their brand new music video for ‘Tell Me How’ off their first ever full length record »Unalive«, released on the 4th of October via Arising Empire!

Watch the brand new music video for ‘Tell Me How’ here: https://youtu.be/hl02oJRTm1I
Buy and/or stream »Unalive« as CD or vinyl here: https://MisterMisery.lnk.to/Unalive

MISTER MISERY: “We are truly honored to release our 4th music video directed by the one and only Patric Ullaeus (In Flames, Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir). Tell Me How is one of our favorites and it feels awesome to give you a video for this one. We hope you enjoy the video as much as we do!”

MISTER MISERY will embark on their big EU headline tour in February next year!

»MISTER MISERY – The Unalive Tour 2020«
13.02.20 DE-Hamburg headCRASH
14.02.20 DE-Bochum Rotunde
15.02.20 FR-Paris Backstage by the Mill
17.02.20 DE-Cologne Helios 37
18.02.20 DE-Saarbrucken Garage
19.02.20 DE-Stuttgart Wizemann
21.02.20 CZ-Prague Club 007
22.02.20 AT-Vienna Chelsea
24.02.20 CH-Zurich Werk21
25.02.20 DE-Munich Backstage
26.02.20 DE-Berlin Maze
28.02.20 DE-Leipzig Bandhaus
29.02.20 DE-Hanover LUX
02.03.20 DE-Wiesbaden Schlachthof

Press quotes:
“Welcome to the new shock horror rock and metal generation.” – Rock Tribune

“A killer gothic circus show performing a soundtrack between Metalcore and Visual Kei. This mixture has never been heard or seen before!”METAL HAMMER

“Here comes the new alternative metal sensation from Sweden! Horror and theatrical melodies in a mix between early Avenged Sevenfold and Wednesday 13.” – Rock Hard IT

“A super energetic album filled with very catchy, steaming songs that I won’t be able to get out of my system in the coming months.” – AARDSCHOK

“This is how I actually imagine a newcomer band in 2019.”Hardline

“Once in a while a composition comes along that immediately grabs you. That happened to me in recent months with ‘My Ghost’ by Mister Misery. Is it the melody? Or the tempo? It’s a bit indescribable why ‘My Ghost’ made such an impression on me, but fact is, I can’t get enough of it. Musically you can feel the influence of eighties rock. A bit of Joan Jett and a bit of Def Leppard, but mega-strong. Mister Misery released one of the best debutalbums this year.”Rock Portaal

“The melodies are carving their way unstoppably into the auditive ear tunnels and so there is one hit following the other. That’s what entertainment on a top-notch level looks and sounds like!”Legacy

“I think Mister Misery, if the forces of evil are on their side, will sink their teeth into the bloody prize they so seek.” – All about the Rock UK

“Every track of “Unalive” will haunt your head for a long time to come! Newcomer of the month!”ORKUS! Magazine

“They’re going to take the scene by storm with “Unalive”.”Sonic Seducer

More on »Unalive«:
Watch ‘Alive’ here: https://youtu.be/vuruUqV9Wkw
Watch ‘The Blood Waltz’ here: https://youtu.be/svwrrY9iN3Y
Watch ‘My Ghost’ here: https://youtu.be/ccxbK4ZVUeg

»Unalive« tracklist:
01. The Blood Waltz
02. You And I
03. Tell Me How
04. My Ghost
05. Legion
06. Dead Valentine
07. Alive
08. Rebels Calling
09. Stronger
10. Live While You Can

Side A
01. The Blood Waltz
02. You And I
03. Tell Me How
04. My Ghost
05. Legion
Side B
06. Dead Valentine
07. Alive
08. Rebels Calling
09. Stronger
10. Live While You Can

MISTER MISERY is a four piece metal band from the streets of Stockholm, founded in February 2018 by Harley Vendetta & Alex Nine. By blending high energy riffs with anthemic choruses and ripping guitar solos, they have managed not only to create a hype in the underground metal community, but also caught the attention of renowned founder of Nuclear Blast/Arising Empire, Markus Staiger, leading the band to sign a record deal with Arising Empire in 2019.
In addition MISTER MISERY has also signed with booking company Contra Promotion, housing bands such as NIGHTWISH, ANTHRAX, THE 69 EYES and many more.

MISTER MISERY just finished their self produced and mixed debut album, »Unalive«, that will shock the world as a first representation of a brand new band. Hungry to light a fire inside the hearts of the restless and broken around the world, MISTER MISERY not only delivers musically but pushes boundaries in their theatrical and chaotic performances. Resurrecting the wild spirit of the 80’s while also incorporating horror elements and classical composition, MISTER MISERY proves to be a promising virtuous and maniacal newcomer in the alternative metal scene.

Their brand new debut record »Unalive« reflects the emotions and struggles of a journey taken by the four members, including death, jail time, abandonment, drugs and poverty. Through every individual experience they’ve managed to turn that misery into something inspiring, and with that inspiration managed to pull themselves up from the dirt and given life to what they now call MISTER MISERY.
The album title itself is inspired by their undead, vampiric look and it’s their way to depict visually what it felt like for them to be metaphorically dead on the inside.

In collaboration with Arising Empire and Contra Promotions, MISTER MISERY will kick-start their career and promote their debut album »Unalive« worldwide on October 4th 2019.
The future looks bright for these young metalheads and with a European tour starting October 10th to November 3rd they will end their most successful year so far.
“This would not have been possible if not Markus Staiger and the amazing team at Arising Empire and Contra Promotions believed in the band as much as they have. We are all very humbled and excited to start this journey together with the Arising family and all these talented people around us”- says Harley, Alex, Eddie & Rizzy

With »Unalive«, MISTER MISERY shows their musical talent and showmanship right from the start of the journey, not holding back on anything. With their catchy choruses, insane writing and guitar composition, with elements from every musical genre known to man, they are starved for stardom and to show the world how metal and rock is still alive and kicking in the 21st century.

Harley Vendetta | Vocals/Guitars
Alex Nine | Guitars
Eddie Crow | Bass
Rizzy| Drums

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LIONHEART new album »Valley Of Death« out now! Release music video for ’When I Get Out’!

“Hardcore bursting with Groove.” – Metal Hammer

“This rattling groove is just incredible.” – EMP

“Classic Hardcore with unimagined power.” – Fuze

“Lionheart knows where their strengths lie and how they deliver that optimum.” – Legacy

“The album fits seamlessly with its predecessor ‘Welcome to the West Coast II’.” – AARDSCHOK

“For a heavy dose of hardcore that will spatter the aggression, you need to check out LIONHEART. Their hardcore, punk and metalcore sounds strong in itself, but it’s singer Rob Watson who gives out the devastating uppercut.”  – Rock Tribune

“Straight wrecking balls wherever you look so everything falls out of your face.” – Powermetal.de

“Ten songs so full of energy, that speak plain language.” – MoreCore

“Hardcore as it used to be, absolutely solid and able to shake the boards of the stage under the weight of the words and the strength of the music contained on the album.” –
Rock Hard Italy

Today, California’s’s hardcore legends LIONHEART released their brand new full length record »Valley Of Death« including the successful releases of the songs ‘Valley Of Death’, ‘Burn’ and ‘Rock Bottom’ feat. Jesse Barnett (STICK TO YOUR GUNS) and ‘Born Feet First’!
To celebrate »Valley Of Death« the band dropped their new music video for ‘When I Get Out’.

Get the new album »Valley Of Death« as CD or exclusive limited vinyl via Impericon or Coretex here: https://LionheartCA.lnk.to/ValleyOfDeath

Watch the brand new music video for ‘When I Get Out’ here: https://youtu.be/9WhIJsyZpxw

LIONHEART are halfway through their big European headline tour with DEEZ NUTS, KUBLAI KAHN, OBEY THE BRAVE and FALLBRAWL – not to be missed!

LIONHEART »Valley Of Death European Tour 2019«
15.11. DE München, Backstage
16.11. DE Köln, Palladium*
17.11. DE Hannover, Faust
18.11. CZ Prag, Meet Factory
19.11. HU Budapest, Dürer Kert
20.11. AT Wien, Flex
21.11. DE Nürnberg, Z-Bau
22.11. DE Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
23.11. DE Leipzig, Haus Auensee*
Tickets: www.LionheartCA.com

»Valley Of Death« tracklist:
01. Valley of Death
02. Burn
03. For The Record
04. Rock Bottom (feat. Jesse Barnett)
05. When I Get Out
06. Born Feet First
07. Stories From The Gutter
08. Before I Wake (feat. Mr. Jet Black)
09. In My Skin
10. Dragging Heaven

Watch ‘Born Feet First’ here: https://youtu.be/YNcBfSb3o-s
Watch ‘Rock Bottom’ feat. Jesse Barnett here: https://youtu.be/o-yYbEpBUqc
Watch ‘Burn’ here: https://youtu.be/j_IRDMRjFhQ
Watch ‘Valley Of Death’ here: https://youtu.be/Ild6uEyf1Dg

Bay Area, California’s reigning kings of heavy hardcore first stormed onto the scene in 2007 with their debut album: »The Will To Survive«. Taking influence from bands like BLOOD FOR BLOOD, HATEBREED, and MADBALL; LIONHEART came out swinging with a full blown assault of blistering metallic hardcore. They quickly followed it up with 2010’s »Built On Struggle«, 2012’s »Undisputed« and years of nonstop touring.

Following a short break after the release of »Undisputed«, the band came back stronger than ever with 2014’s »Welcome To The Westcoast«. The album debuted at #1 on both iTunes Metal and GooglePlay metal charts. Lionheart stormed onto the scene again in January 2016 with »Love Don’t Live here«. The album title, a nod to a classic R&B/ Motown song by the same name, shows the bands unwillingness to conform to the typical „hardcore mold“, as well as the bitter and unforgiving lyrical content the band is known for.
November 2017 saw Lionheart unleash »Welcome To The Westcoast II«. A sequel to »Welcome To The Westcoast« (2014), the album brought forth a new era in California Hardcore, and saw them again debut at #1 across the iTunes Metal charts and Google Play metal charts.

Now, after two years of relentless touring around the globe, Lionheart returns with their most punishing album to date: »Valley Of Death«. Backed by a combination of blistering metallic hardcore and heavy west coast groove, front-man Rob Watson offers a window into a life of torment, violence, and an unrelenting will to overcome.

Rob Watson | Vocals
Nick Warner | Guitar
Walle Etzel | Guitar
Richard Mathews | Bass
Jay Scott | Drums

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SPOIL ENGINE new album »Renaissance Noire« out now!


“Definitely one of the Alterna-Metal stellar moments of the year!” – ROCK HARD Germany

“The modernly staged mix of melodic Death- and Groove Metal now seems conclusive, does without confusing changes of direction and offers the front lady (who is a full-time vocal teacher) exactly the playground where she can let off steam vocally: screams, growls, clean vocals – Goessens has all these categories and impresses accordingly on RENAISSANCE NOIR with her variability.
…RENAISSANCE NOIR is the right choice for those who like riffs, which are designed in the intersection of Dimebag Darrell, Michael Amott and Björn Gelotte and who value a well-produced record as much as an expression-strong singer.” – METAL HAMMER 

“Renaissance Noire shows a regenerated band that shows a more sophisticated character, where the ever-increasing rage is felt in every capillary.” – Rockpoortal NL

“Songs that are an intense mix of delicate violence with passionate voices.” – RockinSpain.es

“It was already known that Spoil Engine belongs to the crème de la crème of the Belgian metal scene. In short, an impressive piece of work.” – White Room NL

“Certainly an over-the-top proof, that fully confirms the potential of the fierce quartet.” – Rock Hard Italy

“The fact that Spoil Engine deserves a place internationally is expressed in something like ‘The Hallow’ where Carcass voice Jeff Walker comes up. This gang is ready for it. Renaissance Noire’ stands like a rock and is ready to break international ground. If they are given the chance, we are sure that they will take it to the fullest.” – Rock Tribune

“A modern and massive metal band with a high sing-along content and a multitude of styles.
Spoil Engine dares to explore their boundaries and go over them.” – Lords Of Metal

“Spoil Engine makes no secret of it and invades with opener ‘R!OT’ like a bulldozer.
Spoil Engine has performed extremely well on what is perhaps their hardest record so far.
We can’t wait to put this album on repeat again.” – Smash Press NL


The female fronted modern-metal quartet SPOIL ENGINE from Belgium and the Netherlands is back with a vengeance!
Today, SPOIL ENGINE released their brand new album »Renaissance Noire«!
To celebrate the new record the band also released their new lyric video for ‘Venom’.

Buy and/or stream »Renaissance Noire« here: https://SpoilEngine.lnk.to/RenaissanceNoire
Get your fix of new merchandise here: https://shop.spoilengine.com

Listen to the lyric video for ‘Venom’ here: https://youtu.be/s0UJwAAmxAM
Listen to »Renaissance Noire« full album stream here: https://youtu.be/hkuPnPIwEv8

Watch ‘The Hallow’ feat. Jeff Walker here: https://youtu.be/iZxqOyI8vLY
Watch ‘R!OT’ here: https://youtu.be/ATZ3Rolfcmo

»Renaissance Noire« tracklist:
01. R!OT
02. Medicine
03. The Hallow (feat. Jeff Walker)
04. Venom
05. Golden Cage
06. Frostbite
07. Warzone
08. No Flowers for a Pig
09. The Void
10. Storms of Tragedy

Emerging from the 90’s Belgian underground hardcore scene, SPOIL ENGINE has been a bridge between modern technical riffing and oldschool badass grooves and breakdowns. The perfect foundation for original singer Niek Tournois who topped this off with his trademark lyrical approach; a blend of growls, screams, singing and everything in between. Always unpredictable, yet catchy as hell.
This is exactly why -right from the start back in 2004- they were launched into a promising future. Signed to Roadrunner Records, singles in national charts, radio airplay, playing the biggest metal festivals in Europe, etc. This band was fierce, they were coming for you, known for their notorious live shows. Nothing seemed to be able to stop them.

But suddenly the whole thing slowly started to crumble. The bigger SPOIL ENGINE became, the more pressure some band members felt. This resulted in a string of line-up changes spread over many years, and a long search for the right people to fill the gaps. That’s why SPOIL ENGINE is now a female fronted metal band with Iris Goessens standing her ground as the leader of the pack.

Now finally the band is back on track as a solid 4-piece, and their new studio album »Renaissance Noire« shows that their unique style survived all of the changes the band went through. As if the band was feeding on those tumultuous years, they seem reborn. They fought back, and there’s no way around these 10 pure modern metal tracks. Expect the usual punchy riffs, crushing grooves and big sing-along choruses. Only this time it’s harder than ever before, darker than ever before, and more diverse. Everyone went all in.

“We decided to put the past behind us once and for all, and to use our anger & frustration to write the heaviest album we could possibly write. So for the past year we solely concentrated all our focus & attention on the new record. Taking a break from the road gave us the freedom to let this monster grow without any time pressure. We’re finally back, and it feels damn great!” – guitarist & main songwriter Steven Sanders

Known as hard-working DIY maniacs, using their individual talents to get their vision across, SPOIL ENGINE have always collaborated with top notch artists & musicians to add some additional flavor to their albums.
With drummer Matthijs running his own studio and bassist Davy knowing exactly where to take the sound of this album, the band recorded everything themselves, with award-winning producer/engineer Henrik Udd (ARCHITECTS, BRING ME THE HORIZON) taking care of the mix of the album. It sounds massive, while keeping it vivid with an almost live feel.
Singer Iris is a professional vocal coach in daily life and surely knows how to handle her wide range of grunts, screams, shouts and clean vocals. Still the band is honored to have special guest Jeff Walker (CARCASS) adding his personal touch to one of the songs.

“The album title obviously stands for our rebirth out of the dark, and the music is a big fuck-off to all the bullshit we had to deal with. Working with people like this have resulted in a right-in-your-face sounding record. Visually, the ink illustrations totally match my philosophy behind the lyrics. The themes range from social retrospectives to fighting my personal demons.” – Iris Goessens

After multiple international appearances on Wacken Open Air, Graspop, Pukkelpop, Midi China, directly supporting and touring with bands such as MEGADETH, MOTORHEAD, PAPA ROACH, IN FLAMES, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, PRONG, the band is ready to pick up where they left.
Iris Goessens (NL) | Vocals
Steven ‘Gaze’ Sanders (BE) | Guitars
Matthijs Quaars  (NL)| Drums
Davy Vanlokeren (BE) | Bass

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HEART OF A COWARD release new music video for ’Isolation’ off their new album »The Disconnect« and start »The Disconnect Tour« with special guest UNPROCESSED!

Today, intrepid British metal quintet HEART OF A COWARD release the new music video for ‘Isolation’ off their fourth full length album »The Disconnect«, released earlier this year in June via Arising Empire.

Watch the new music video for ‘Isolation’ here: https://youtu.be/yQPuaK-RlV4
Buy or stream »The Disconnect« here: https://HeartOfACoward.lnk.to/TheDisconnect

Later this month, HEART OF A COWARD will embark on a headline tour with special guests UNPROCESSED! The tour will take them on a 10 date run of the UK in support of latest album »The Disconnect«.

»HEART OF A COWARD – The Disconnect Tour«
With special guests: UNPROCESSED
21.11.  Newcastle – Think Tank?
22.11.  Edinburgh – Opium
23.11.  Sheffield – Network
24.11.  Leeds – Key Club
25.11.  Stafford – Red Rum
26.11.  Chester – Live Rooms
27.11.  Cheltenham – Frog & Fiddle
28.11.  Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach
29.11.  Southampton – The Loft
30.11.  Tunbridge Wells – Forum

Press quotes:
“…as ever, the thing that really drives all of HOAC’s music is a seemingly never-ending supply of ingenious, body-moving, concrete-heavy guitar parts from Carl Ayers and Steve Haycock… this is a perfectly executed modern, technical metal album, full of throbbing grooves and thick, taught guitar riffs, with new vocalist Kaan Tasan slipping into Graham’s shoes confidently and admirably.”Metal Hammer

“…the Milton Keynes metallers have put plenty of despair into The Disconnect. Bursting out of the blocks with an Architects-esque dose of fury is thunderous opener Drown In Ruin…The Disconnect is an album brimming with dark passion and heart.”Kerrang

“The Milton Keynes bruisers overcome the departure of vocalist Jamie Graham with this triumphant, fiery comeback – with Kaan Tasan now behind the mic.”Rock Sound

“…once The Disconnect sees the light of day, their status as one of Britain’s most punishing acts will remain intact. In fact, given the quality and maturity of the song-writing showcased throughout this album – the result of a process in which Kaan Tasan was directly involved – Heart Of A Coward might see their audience expand further than ever before… If you turn to metal for cathartic reasons, you can’t afford to sleep on The Disconnect. Wake up, and get ready.” – Metal Injection

“The band steams through the ten tracks of the album like a bulldozer. It has led to the best album of the quintet to date.” – Rock tribune

More on »The Disconnect«
Watch ‘Ritual’ here: https://youtu.be/zSZot6o0tY0
Watch ‘Drown In Ruin’ here: https://youtu.be/oSf5Jfv1E5E
Watch ‘Collapse’ here: https://youtu.be/Ni5NUrssC5E

Trailer #4 – On Kaan Tasan’s vocals: https://youtu.be/wZnxHLk-J6A
Trailer #3 – On their hometown music scene: https://youtu.be/v71kiUGJGAw
Trailer #2 – On the themes and sound of their new album: https://youtu.be/0joPmi3SOrA
Trailer #1 – On writing and recording the new album: https://youtu.be/DLHBMfMuYi8

01. Drown In Ruin
02. Ritual
03. Collapse
04. Culture Of Lies
05. In The Wake
06. Senseless
07. Return To Dust
08. Suffocate
09. Parasite
10. Isolation

»The Disconnect« is HEART OF A COWARD‘s fourth full length album and the first to feature frontman Kaan Tasan. Once again, sound engineers Justin Hill (recording) and Will Putney (mixing and mastering) were involved to make it a roaring success. The writing process for »The Disconnect« has been long and gradual, with initial work beginning in 2017.
Forming the album started with rough instrumental ideas being pieced together – Steve Haycock, guitarist recalled, “The Disconnect was not an easy process to begin with after such an extended hiatus, but once the wheels started rolling it was business as usual. Kaan was really involved with the writing process throughout which gave us a new element to focus on when writing”.
Kaan Tasan, who joined the band in late 2017 agreed, “It was one of the most challenging and rewarding writing processes I’ve ever been involved with. Some tracks just clicked and fell into place, whilst other tracks really pushed us all creatively. It was important for us to get the best out of each other – we really did all go in on this together”.
Discussing the more conceptual aspects of the record, Chris Mansbridge, drummer commented, “The Disconnect refers to the feeling of a complete lack of control over your surroundings and the powers that control your life. It’s the feeling of hopelessness, anger and an inability to relate to the world you live in. Its a record we are all extremely proud of and this marks the next chapter of Heart of a Coward.”

HEART OF A COWARD have come a long way since their inception in 2009 – racking up admirable praise from press and fans alike, not forgetting the countless touring miles under their belts.
Formed in Milton Keynes in 2009, HEART OF A COWARD have released three albums to date; »Hope And Hindrance« (2012), »Severance« (2013) and »Deliverance« (2015). Defined by their sheer power and tenacity, the band are celebrated stalwarts of the British metal scene, known for their dynamic live shows and masterful performances. Their focus has always been on producing crushing, yet discerning heavy music; their sound defined by its combination of pure force and expertise, complimented by more subtle, emotional moments and personal narratives. With the addition of new front-man Kaan Tasan in early 2018, HEART OF A COWARD are excited to herald in a new era, alongside the myriad of possibilities that new creative blood holds.

Kaan Tasan | vocals
Carl Ayers | guitars
Steve Haycock | guitars
Vishal Khetia | bass
Christopher Mansbridge | drums

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NOVELISTS FR release brand new single ’Somebody Else’ off their upcoming album »C’est La Vie«!

Today, modern progressive metal outfit NOVELISTS FR released their brand new single ‘Somebody Else’ off their upcoming album »C’est La Vie«, which will be available on the 24th of January 2020 via Arising Empire!

Pre-order the upcoming album »C’est La Vie« here: https://Novelists.lnk.to/CestLaVie

Watch the official audio stream for ‘Somebody Else’ here: https://youtu.be/Qn-L2K5dzfo
Buy and/or stream the new single ‘Somebody Else’ here: https://Novelists.lnk.to/SomebodyElse

NOVELISTS FR are currently on tour with BEING AS AN OCEAN!

BEING AS AN OCEAN »The Proxy European Tour 2019«
Special Guests: NOVELISTS FR, AFTERLIFE (Nov 1 – 7), DREAM STATE (Nov 10 – Dec 1)
07.11.19 UK Leeds Key Club
10.11.19 Germany Köln Kantine
11.11.19 Switzerland Winterthur Salzhaus
12.11.19 Germany München Backstage
13.11.19 Germany Nürnberg Z-Bau
14.11.19 Austria Wien Grelle Forelle
16.11.19 Hungary Budapest Instant
17.11.19 Germany Berlin Lido
18.11.19 Germany Leipzig Conne Island
19.11.19 Germany Hamburg Knust
20.11.19 Sweden Gothenburg Fängelset
21.11.19 Sweden Stockholm Spinnrocken Södertälje
22.11.19 Denmark Copenhagen Beta
24.11.19 Germany Münster Sputnikhalle
26.11.19 Germany Karlsruhe Substage
28.11.19 Spain Barcelona Sala La Nau
29.11.19 Spain Bilbao Sala Fever
30.11.19 Portugal Lisbon Time Out Studio
01.12.19 Spain Madrid Sala Independance
Tickets: https://www.eventim.de/artist/being-as-an-ocean/

»C’est La Vie« tracklist:
01. Somebody Else
02. Deep Blue
03. Lilly
04. Modern Slave
05. C’est La Vie
06. Head Rush
07. Kings Of Ignorance
08. Rain
09. Human Condition

Watch the music video for ‘Head Rush’ here: https://youtu.be/uK73Q22Ncuw
Buy and/or stream the new single ‘Head Rush’ here: https://Novelists.lnk.to/HeadRush

‘Eyes Wide Shut’ here: https://youtu.be/eQyXKsUQSn8
‘L’appel Du Vide’https://youtu.be/1mQx85jewBo
‘A Bitter End’https://youtu.be/gOwSdDh1NsE
‘Under Different Welkins’: https://youtu.be/HvuVrWucEdI
‘The Light, The Fire’https://youtu.be/OgSmY4DCSCM
Playthrough of ‘Heal The Wound’https://youtu.be/RCPRMxTfxqQ
Order the album »Noir« (2017) here: https://Novelists.lnk.to/Noir
Order the album »Souvenirs« (2015) here: https://Novelists.lnk.to/Souvenirs

NOVELISTS FR started early 2013 when Florestan and Amael Durand met former A Call To Sincerity members Matteo Gelsomino, Nicolas Delestrade and Charles-Henri Teule. Starting strong with the release of 6 singles, one every two months, which created the foundations for a strong and loyal fanbase from the get-go, NOVELISTS FR then released their debut album on Arising Empire in november 2015.

After touring Europe extensively with bands like For Today, Breakdown of Sanity, Dream on Dreamer, Silent planet etc.. NOVELISTS embarqued on a summer of 2017 tour with established bands WHILE SHE SLEEPS and NORTHLANE. Best way to conclude the »Souvenirs« (2015) album cycle. Finally back with a follow up album soberly named »Noir« released September 8th via Arising Empire in Europe and Sharptone records in the USA. This concept album, shows a growing maturity in the band’s music and confirms them as a very promising young band in the modern metal scene.

After supporting the album in Europe on tours with Make them Suffer, Eskimo Callboy, aswell as on their own headliner tour, 2018 brings new opportunities for the band, a headliner tour in Asia, and also their touring debut in the U.S.A. with Like MothS To Flames. In the summer of 2019, the band announces some changes had to be made on the name due to legal issues.

In October 2019, Novelists FR announces their new album would be released in January of the following year, after a month long Europe tour with Being As An Ocean.

NOVELISTS FR has become, in only a few years, a rising star within the progressive metal scene, and it seems they are now ready to confirm it by releasing their highly anticipated third effort.

Matteo Gelsomino | Vocals
Florestan Durand | Guitar
Nicolas Delestrade | Bass
Amael Durand | Drums

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IMMINENCE release acoustic version of ’Erase’ off their new album »Turn The Light On«!

Today, Swedish alternative metalcore outfit IMMINENCE released the brand acoustic version of ‘Erase’ off their new album »Turn The Light On«!

Watch the audio video stream for ‘Erase’ (Acoustic) here: https://youtu.be/_1qGrKtj9JU
Buy and/or stream ‘Erase’ (Acoustic) here: https://IMMINENCE.lnk.to/EraseAcoustic

Buy the new album »Turn The Light On« here: https://IMMINENCE.lnk.to/TurnTheLightOn

IMMINENCE will be embarking on a huge European tour with their label-mates THE OKLAHOMA KID in 2020! Learn more below!

European album tour 2020
»Turn The Light On: Album Tour Pt. II«
15.01 DEN – Copenhagen, Beta
16.01 GER – Hamburg, Logo
17.01 GER – Munster, Sputnik Café
18.01 NED – Amsterdam, Q-Factory
19.01 ENG – London, Thousand Island
21.01 FRA – Paris, La Boule Noire
22.01 BEL – Aarschot, De Klinker Club
24.01 GER – Trier, Mergener Hof
25.01 GER – Cologne, Gebäude 9
26.01 GER – Stuttgart, Wizemann Club
27.01 SUI – Pratteln, Z7
28.01 ITA – Milan, Circolo Svolta
30.01 AUT – Vienna, Chelsea
31.01 HUN – Budapest, Dürer Kert
01.02 CZE – Prague, Storm Club
02.02 POL – Wroclaw, D.K Luksus
04.02 GER – Hanover, Béi Chéz Heinz
05.02 GER – Dresden, Club Puschkin
06.02 GER – Munich, Backstage
07.02 GER – Frankfurt, Das Bett
08.02 GER – Berlin, Bi Nuu
Tickets on sale: https://bit.ly/2GyPXji

IMMINENCE entered the official German album charts on #91 with their brand new record »Turn The Light On«! Including their successful releases of the songs ‘Paralyzed’, ‘Infectious’, ‘Saturated Soul’ and their fourth single ‘Lighthouse’. Congratulations!

”The new Imminence album is called ’Turn The Light On’ which encourages to shed light on the darkness we carry within. The lyrical theme of the record is inner conflict, self doubt, depression and self destruction. Music has always been, and now more than ever, an outlet and a way for me to cope with these emotions. This is my testimony to my mental ill-health. It is the most soul-baring, personal and important piece of work we have ever made as a band.”Eddie Berg (Vocals/Violine)

Press quotes:


“Turn the light on and commence auditory liftoff – An all-out triumph for a band on the verge of an epic worldwide breakthrough – sweeping and dynamic soundscapes ambitiously unveiled by one the most imaginative metalcore collectives on the planet today.”Highwire Daze

“The release proves to be more furious, darker than its predecessor and allows significantly more rough edges.”Metal.de

“Pure madness. Pure madness what a varied and highly emotional album Imminence unleash on humanity. A magnificent metalcore-record.“Rockmagazine.net

“As a post-Metalcore fan, you are guaranteed to get your money’s worth and be provided with a whole lot of diversity.”Moshpitpassion.de

“This successful balancing act between all its sound facets is the perfect business card to win more fans. You will definitely find “Turn The Lights On” in my annual Top 10.”Hellfire-magazin.de

More on »Turn The Light On«:
Watch ‘Erase’ here: https://youtu.be/5XuDkF_JZ58
Watch ‘Saturated Soul’ (Acoustic) here: https://youtu.be/GC6KIxG8Rg8
Buy and/or stream ‘Saturated Soul’ (Acoustic) here: https://IMMINENCE.lnk.to/SaturatedSoulAcoustic
Watch ‘Lighthouse’ here: https://youtu.be/mh4GQq3cL7Y
Watch ‘Saturated Soul’ here: https://youtu.be/gKqfVmz85d0
Watch ‘Infectious’ here: https://youtu.be/UgPujyXPM84
Watch ‘Paralyzed’ here: https://youtu.be/2HKRfKeVS78

»Turn The Light On« tracklist:

01. Erase
02. Paralyzed
03. Room To Breathe
04. Saturated Soul
05. Infectious
06. The Sickness
07. Death Of You
08. Scars
09. Disconnected
10. Wake Me Up
11. Don’t Tell A Soul
12. Lighthouse
13. Love & Grace


The third and highly anticipated album »Turn The Light On« embodies the diversity and vastness in IMMINENCE’s identity of heartrending emotion. A significant milestone in the group’s discography and an exceptional composition of sheer force and fragility that fears no boundaries or constraints.

Since the release of the previous record »This Is Goodbye« (2017), the Swedish alternative metalcore band IMMINENCE have strongly established themselves in the European scene as one of the most up-and-coming and exciting bands on the market today. With the success of their own headline tour and several sold out shows, they have reached a new plateau and are ready to truly distinguish themselves and their sound with their next album.

“The new Imminence album is called Turn The Light On which encourages to shed light on the darkness we carry within. The lyrical theme of the record is inner conflict, self-doubt, depression and self-destruction. Music has always been, and now more than ever, an outlet and a way for me to cope with these emotions. This is my testimony to my mental ill-health. It is the most soul-baring, personal and important piece of work we have ever made as a band.”
Eddie Berg

Fronted by vocalist and violinist Eddie Berg, guitarist Harald Barrett, drummer Peter Hanström and bass player Christian Höijer; IMMINENCE was formed in the southernmost part of Sweden and have over the years become one of the country’s most promising acts with a diverse sound and universe, embracing everything from metalcore to acoustic music. Founded by Eddie and Harald when they were just teenagers, the band grew organically with a constantly expanding fan-base all over the world while touring actively in Europe since the release of the band’s breakthrough single ‘The Sickness’ (2015).

One step backwards, two steps forward. With »Turn The Light On«, IMMINENCE dives right in to themselves and comes up with a collection of songs that covers the wide musical territory that has become associated with the band over the years. The new record mixes the rawness of the band’s hard-hitting, unrelenting instrumentation with the grandiosity and class from frontman Eddie Berg’s unmistakable melodies and violin arrangements. »Turn The Light On« demonstrates a remarkable musical diversity with each and every song being unique in its sound and message, creating a forcefield that embodies the entity that undoubtedly is Imminence.

“It has been two years of incredibly hard work and song writing leading up to Turn The Light On. This album was not about moving forward as much as moving inwards. It was about finding ourselves and showing what Imminence is all about. I believe it encapsulates and defines our sound over these years as a group. The creative process was anything but easy and gave me a lot of time for soul-searching, both musically and personally. Having waded through the darkest time in my mind for the better part of creating these songs and writing these lyrics, the music was the thing I held on to and that kept my head just above the surface long enough to catch my breath. The same way that it became a light in the dark for me, I hope that others may find the same in listening to our songs. That is what this album is, a symbol of hope. I truly think it all comes together as our best release as a band to date.”
Eddie Berg

”Even though we worked harder and more intensely than ever before, the writing process has been liberating and unhindered. I could wake up in the morning and feel inspired to write a song with a completely different approach than the one we wrote the day before, and I think both me and Eddie did our very best to keep our minds open throughout the writing of the album. There were really no rules applied. We actually never had a concrete idea of how we wanted the record to turn out, which was a bit worrying at the time. We had made a huge step in to another musical direction with This Is Goodbye and the road ahead was unclear. With time, we saw Turn The Light On taking shape right before our eyes and knew that all we had to do was to trust our own instincts and creativity.”
Harald Barrett

»Turn The Light On« was written and produced by guitarist Harald Barrett and vocalist Eddie Berg together, with drummer Peter Hanström writing additional drum parts and arrangements. The songs were mainly recorded at Alias Studio in France by Bert and Eric Poncet who further helped to engineer and produce the album. Drums were produced by Christian Svedin and recorded in Studio Mega, Sweden, while additional recordings of choirs and strings were recorded by the band in both Germany and at their home studio in Sweden.
The mix and master was done by Henrik Udd (winner of Best Producer at Heavy Music Awards 2017). During the years he’s been working with tons of talented bands and musicians and has been mixing, mastering, produced and recorded some of the most critically acclaimed albums with acts such as ARCHITECTS, BRING ME THE HORIZON, AT THE GATES, DELAIN, POWERWOLF, I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN, HAMMERFALL and many more.

”When I heard Henrik’s first mix draft, I was instantly convinced. It was all there and I had the feeling that he understood what we wanted to achieve with the new songs. Henrik delivered a production that was absolutely massive, yet elegant and authentic, without losing the organic touch and identity of us as musicians.”
Harald Barrett

From the deep, dark blue background of IMMINENCE’s ferocious and chaotic debut album I to the simplistic and jagged, colorful bird of the modernistic and melodic sophomore album »This Is Goodbye«, once again the band have worked with the same innovative designer Jakob Koc to create the artwork for »Turn The Light On«.

“Jakob is a long term friend of the band and it felt natural that we should ask him before anyone else. At this point he’s practically a part of Imminence, being so influential in the look and outcome of our visual universe since the start. There’s something about his simplistic approach that speaks to and corresponds with me deeply. He has continually developed alongside with the band and I think he really outdid himself this time. The artwork is a perfect representation of the lyrical theme, with the beautiful and bright façade concealing something much darker beneath, paired with the distinctive icon that symbolizes hope and light in the dark. Symbols have virtually become something of a trademark sign of the band and this one is definitely my favorite so far.”
Eddie Berg

Eddie Berg | Vocals/Violin
Harald Barrett | Guitar
Alex Arnoldsson | Guitar
Christian Höijer | Bass
Peter Hanström | Drums

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LIONHEART release new single ’Born Feet First’ off their upcoming album »Valley Of Death«!

California’s hardcore legends LIONHEART following up the successful releases of the songs ‘Valley Of Death’‘Burn’ and ‘Rock Bottom’ feat. Jesse Barnett (STICK TO YOUR GUNS) with their fourth single ‘Born Feet First’ off their upcoming full length record »Valley Of Death«!
»Valley Of Death« will be released on the 15th of November 2019 via Arising Empire!

Watch the brand new music video for ‘Born Feet First’ here: https://youtu.be/YNcBfSb3o-s
Get the song here: https://LionheartCA.lnk.to/BornFeetFirst

Pre-order the upcoming album »Valley Of Death« as CD or exclusive limited vinyl via Impericon or Coretex here: https://LionheartCA.lnk.to/ValleyOfDeath

LIONHEART will be embarking on their big European headline tour with DEEZ NUTSKUBLAI KAHNOBEY THE BRAVE and FALLBRAWL in November!

LIONHEART »Valley Of Death European Tour 2019«
07.11. NL Haarlem, Patronaat
08.11. DE Hamburg, Gruenspan
09.11. BE Hasselt, Muziekodroom
10.11. FR Lyon, CCO
11.11. FR Paris, Gibus
12.11. CH Zürich, Dynamo
13.11. DE Karlsruhe, Substage
14.11. DE Berlin, SO36
15.11. DE München, Backstage
16.11. DE Köln, Palladium*
17.11. DE Hannover, Faust
18.11. CZ Prag, Meet Factory
19.11. HU Budapest, Dürer Kert
20.11. AT Wien, Flex
21.11. DE Nürnberg, Z-Bau
22.11. DE Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
23.11. DE Leipzig, Haus Auensee*
Tickets: www.LionheartCA.com

»Valley Of Death« tracklist:
01. Valley of Death
02. Burn
03. For The Record
04. Rock Bottom (feat. Jesse Barnett)
05. When I Get Out
06. Born Feet First
07. Stories From The Gutter
08. Before I Wake (feat. Mr. Jet Black)
09. In My Skin
10. Dragging Heaven

Missed the first singles?
Watch ‘Rock Bottom’ feat. Jesse Barnett here: https://youtu.be/o-yYbEpBUqc
Get the song here: https://LionheartCA.lnk.to/RockBottom
Watch ‘Burn’ here: https://youtu.be/j_IRDMRjFhQ
Get the song here: https://LionheartCA.lnk.to/Burn
Watch ‘Valley Of Death’ here: https://youtu.be/Ild6uEyf1Dg
Get the song here: https://LionheartCA.lnk.to/ValleyOfDeathSingle

Bay Area, California’s reigning kings of heavy hardcore first stormed onto the scene in 2007 with their debut album: »The Will To Survive«. Taking influence from bands like BLOOD FOR BLOODHATEBREED, and MADBALLLIONHEART came out swinging with a full blown assault of blistering metallic hardcore. They quickly followed it up with 2010’s »Built On Struggle«, 2012’s »Undisputed« and years of nonstop touring.

Following a short break after the release of »Undisputed«, the band came back stronger than ever with 2014’s »Welcome To The Westcoast«. The album debuted at #1 on both iTunes Metal and GooglePlay metal chartsLionheart stormed onto the scene again in January 2016 with »Love Don’t Live here«. The album title, a nod to a classic R&B/ Motown song by the same name, shows the bands unwillingness to conform to the typical „hardcore mold“, as well as the bitter and unforgiving lyrical content the band is known for.
November 2017 saw Lionheart unleash »Welcome To The Westcoast II«. A sequel to »Welcome To The Westcoast« (2014), the album brought forth a new era in California Hardcore, and saw them again debut at #1 across the iTunes Metal charts and Google Play metal charts.

Now, after two years of relentless touring around the globe, Lionheart returns with their most punishing album to date: »Valley Of Death«. Backed by a combination of blistering metallic hardcore and heavy west coast groove, front-man Rob Watson offers a window into a life of torment, violence, and an unrelenting will to overcome.

Rob Watson | Vocals
Nick Warner | Guitar
Walle Etzel | Guitar
Richard Mathews | Bass
Jay Scott | Drums

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