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The boys are back

As well as Iron Maiden‘s immense headline set, a pro-shot video of Avenged Sevenfold‘s full Rock In Rio 2013 show has also been posted online.

Have a watch below:

Making a pitch for festival headline sets sometime soon? It certainly looks pretty fucking huge…

Avenged Sevenfold Rock In Rio 2013 Set List

Shepherd of Fire
Critical Acclaim
Beast and the Harlot
Hail to the King
Buried Alive
Fiction
Nightmare
This Means War
Afterlife
Requiem
Bat Country
Unholy Confessions

Latest and most chart-toppingest Avenged Sevenfold album Hail To The King is out now, and you can catch Avenged with Five Finger Death Punch and Device on the following dates:

November 2013

Saturday 30 Manchester Arena

December 2013

Sunday 1 Wembley Arena, London

Thursday 5 LG Arena, Birmingham

The dates will serve as the OC metal heavyweights’ first UK shows since Download 2011, with tickets on sale now, priced at £28.50 (subject to booking fee) and available from this link.

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“World of Evil,” the upcoming third release from Pennsylvania traditional metal band Sinister Realm, is now streaming in its entirety at this location , or below in the widget. After two classically-styled heavy metal albums that were each greeted with widespread critical acclaim, the Allentown, PA trad-metallers are back with “World of Evil.” After signing with Shadow Kingdom Records a live band was assembled and a full-length album was released in August of 2009. Sinister Realm then began actively playing live to support the album

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“World of Evil,” the upcoming third release from Pennsylvania traditional metal band Sinister Realm, is now streaming in its entirety at this location , or below in the widget. After two classically-styled heavy metal albums that were each greeted with widespread critical acclaim, the Allentown, PA trad-metallers are back with “World of Evil.” After signing with Shadow Kingdom Records a live band was assembled and a full-length album was released in August of 2009. Sinister Realm then began actively playing live to support the album

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Skindred play Reading and Leeds in August

In our incredibly awesome new issue, which is out now by the way, we gatecrash the studio sessions for new Skindred album Kill The Power. Turns out that it’s coming together quite nicely.

“You know when you see the end-of-year lists for best album, critical acclaim and all that?” says ‘Dred drummer Arya Goggin. “Well, we’ve never really had that. This is where we redress the balance between people just talking about our live shows and put our recorded stuff on a parallel. You might think we’re a great live band, but we’ve got some tunes, too!”

PHOTO: Sam Scott-Hunter

“We’ve made the best album we could make,” adds frontman Benji Webbe. “It’s totally representative of where we are as a band right now, and the best thing about it is it sounds like us live.”

Wanna read more? COURSE YOU DO. Get our new issue now

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After releasing a self-titled EP last year to critical acclaim, New Hampshire’s VATTNET VISKAR is now ready to unleash its debut full-length album, “Sky Swallower”, this fall via Century Media Records.

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Fan-filmed video footage of BLACK SABBATH performing at the first-ever Ozzfest Japan — which debuted on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12, 2013 to capacity crowds and wide critical acclaim — can be seen below.

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Fan-filmed video footage of SLIPKNOT performing at the first-ever Ozzfest Japan — which debuted on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12, 2013 to capacity crowds and wide critical acclaim — can be seen below.

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The first-ever Ozzfest Japan debuted this past weekend (Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12, 2013) to capacity crowds and wide critical acclaim.

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Bury Tomorrow: Considerably Better At Catchy Choruses Than You

2012 wasn’t exactly a bad year for Bury Tomorrow, with an explosive second album in The Union Of Crowns getting unleashed to critical acclaim, plus festival sets, tours and well-deserved plaudits popping up all over the damn place.

So far this year, they’ve landed a Metal Hammer Golden Gods nomination, plus slots at Slam Dunk, Red Fest, Summer Jam, Download and Reading and Leeds – the latter of which will see them open up the Main Stage, sharing a bill with, amongst other heavyweights, Nine Inch Nails. We reckon 2013 is gonna be a pretty good year for Bury Tomorrow too. We grabbed bassist Davyd Winter-Bates for a natter.

How does it feel to be playing the main stage at Reading and Leeds and sharing it with the likes of Nine Inch fucking Nails?!

Dav: “In all honesty we never thought that a band like ours would ever get to play mainstage Reading and Leeds. The calibre of bands on our stage is mindblowing, so to even be part of that is a really big honour. NIN were one of those bands that, when I was growing up, you’d look at and go, ‘Fuck, imagine if we could be as big as them’, so I’m really excited about seeing them. In BT we are all massive music fans, so at a lot of these festivals we are just as excited about seeing bands as we are about playing them!”

Do you feel like the Reading lineup in general is a bit more metal-friendly thing year?

“I think Reading has gone all out this year in every genre; they’ve really tried to make a real music-lovers’ festival! It always pisses me off with the negativity from the internet  when lineups are released. I’m fairly certain that your average Bury Tomorrow fan loves a bit of Nero and Chase & Status as much as they love System of a Down, so why shouldn’t they all be on the same festival? I know we all love loads of different music and Reading this year gives us it all.”

No pressure, but you’re following in the footsteps of Mastodon and BFMV in opening up the main stage. Thoughts?

“We’ve been waiting since Day 1 of this band to be put in front of big crowds. We’ve always said that that’s where we wanted to end up, and now we get the chance, so at Reading get ready for us to be giving it our all. Our only mission that day is to win over as many fans as possible and from the start of the set to the end, we will be giving them everything to make that happen.”

You’re also playing Download on the same day as Rammstein. Any plans for pyro?

“Yeah, shitloads! But we need all of the Metal Hammer readers to bring a Lynx can and a lighter to our stage, and when we give the signal, give us some pyro. Don’t actually do that, though, because you might burn the tits off the cute girl on top of your mate’s shoulders that he’s trying to pull.”

Crumbs. So, when can we hear about a new Bury Tomorrow album? EH?

“Writing is going really well and we should be done by the summer. We will then head into the studio around Autumn time to record the follow-up to Union Of Crowns, so to be honest, new music from us is only round the corner. I’m still trying to get Katy Perry to guest on the album, but for some reason she wont return my calls. Hahaha! In all seriousness though, expect a harder, faster and more aggressive Bury Tomorrow on Album 3. We are going all out with this one: no holds barred METALCORE!”

We think he’s joking about the Katy Perry thing, although in fairness they did cover Ricky Martin once…

The Union Of Crowns is out now on Nuclear Blast. Bury Tomorrow play Download in June and Reading and Leeds this August.

Interview by Merl

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Armoury Records, in conjunction with Hamburg, Germany-based earMUSIC, will release the sixth studio album from American metallers Circle II Circle this Winter. The following press release was issued about the album:

“Led by former Savatage vocalist Zak Stevens, the 12-track ‘Seasons Will Fall’ promises to be the band’s strongest album to date both musically and sonically blending Stevens’ history and unique ‘Savatage style’ with the fresh sounds he’s meticulously developed with CIIC — a commanding fusion of metal and hard rock, powered by his passionate melodic rock vocals. From the howling guitar riffs of ‘Diamond Blade’ and ‘Killing Death’ to the energetic sound of ‘Never Gonna Stop,’ the album contains everything you want from a heavy rock album.

“EarMUSIC/Edel and Zak Stevens have enjoyed critical acclaim and commercial success together over the years with Savatage’s Dead Winter Dead (1995) and The Wake of Magellan (1997), true milestones of hard rock/heavy metal and some of the highest charting metal success stories of the ‘90s.”

Comments Stevens of the new label home and forthcoming full-length: “With earMUSIC releasing our sixth album, we are exactly where we need to be at this point in our career. We have the right album along with a fantastic new label. The timing of all this will take the upcoming world tour to an entirely new level. We are very much looking forward to the release of Seasons Will Fall. This is an album that will strongly define the identity and place of hard rock and heavy metal music in the world today.”

“Seasons Will Fall” will be released in North America via Armoury Records on January 29th, 2013. The track listing is as follow:

1. Diamond Blade
2. Without A Sound
3. Killing Death
4. Epiphany
5. End Of Emotion
6. Dreams That Never Die
7. Seasons Will Fall
8. Never Gonna Stop
9. Isolation
10. Sweet Despair
11. Downshot
12. Only Yesterday

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