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Norwegian black/death metallers ANCIENT are working on their seventh album, “Chapter VII: Back From The Land Of The Dead”, for a tentative fall release. Nick Barker (ex-DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH) recorded the drums for the CD at Alpha-Omega Studio in Como, Italy, and the guitars are in the process of being laid down right now. Founder and frontman Zel (a.k.a. Aphazel) will record vocals with Jacob Hansen (who also produced the “Proxima Centauri” album from 2001) in Denmark.

One song will feature guest vocals by Martyr Lucifer of HORTUS ANIMAE.

The mastered album is expected to be ready in April/May.

A label for the release has yet to be confirmed.

Some new songtitles include:

* Born In The Land Of The Dead
* The Sempiternal Haze
* The Ancient Disarray

ANCIENT 2014:

Zel – vocals, guitars, keyboards
Dhilorz – guitar, bass
Nick Barker – drums

ANCIENT‘s sixth album, “Night Visit” was released in June 2004 through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2001’s “Proxima Centauri” was recorded at Mirage and Alpha-Omega studios and was mixed at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden with producer Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, etc.). Mastering was done at Sterling Sound in New York City.

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San Francisco Bay Area Veteran metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have tapped 21-year-old Dutch singer Nick Holleman (POWERIZED) to handle lead vocals on their current U.S. tour with SEVEN WITCHES. Holleman replaces the most recent VICIOUS RUMORS singer Brian Allen, who missed this past spring’s European tour and Bang Your Head!!! festival appearance in Germany due to what was described by the band in an April 2013 statement as “sudden family matters.”

A photo of Nick Holleman performinig with VICIOUS RUMORS can be seen above (picture courtesy of SEVEN WITCHES‘ official Facebook page).

VICIOUS RUMORS‘ new album, “Electric Punishment”, was released on April 29 in Europe and May 7 in U.S./Canada via Steamhammer/SPV.

Guitarist Geoff Thorpe, Brian Allen, bassist Stephen Goodwin and drummer Larry Howe were supported during the new CD recording sessions by guitarist Thean Rasmussen, who returned to the VICIOUS RUMORS fold after “Razorback Killers”. In addition, Thorpe & Co. invited a number of former allies to the studio as guest musicians: Brad Gillis features on “D-Block”, “Together We Unite” and “Eternally”, Marc McGhee on “Escape (From Hell)”, and last but not least, tour guitarist Bob Capka helped out at the studio with a number of rhythm guitars and a haunting solo on “D-Block”. Thorpe said: “I had a few problems with my fingers; that’s why I was glad that Bob was there to help. Otherwise, it probably wouldn’t have been possible to stick to our tight production schedule.”

VICIOUS RUMORS released a live album, “Live You To Death”, on November 27, 2012 through SPV/Steamhammer. The CD was recorded by Pontus Norgren of HAMMERFALL, mixed by Juan Urteaga and produced by VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist Geoff Thorpe.

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“To Hell And Back”, the new video from Greek/German heavy metallers MYSTIC PROPHECY, can be seen below. The song comes off the band’s new album, “Killhammer”, which will be released on September 27 via Massacre Records. The effort will be made available as a jewel case, limited-edition A5 digipak with a bonus live DVD, as well as limited vinyl LP in gatefold cover (500 copies) and limited clear vinyl (100 copies).

“Killhammer” was recorded at the Prophecy & Music Factory Studios with singer Roberto Dimitri Liapakis (SUICIDAL ANGELS, VALLEY’S EVE, INSIDEAD) once again sitting in the producer’s chair. Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY) was responsible for the mix at the Studio Fredman in Sweden. The album’s cover artwork was created by Uwe Jarling and can be seen below.

Comments Liapakis: “We are truly satisfied with our new album.

“I’m pretty confident that we have taken MYSTIC PROPHECY to the next level, and I believe our fans will be satisfied with the result too.

“We already have great reviews coming in, and a very warm response from the people who have already listened to it.

“We strongly believe that ‘Killhammer’ is heading for the German charts.

“As in our previous albums, we had some nice surprises to present; the same goes for ‘Killhammer’. We have a couple of aces up our sleeves, certain elements which, when you listen to it, you will understand the path we are walking into.”

“Killhammer” track listing:

01. Killhammer (4:16)
02. Armies Of Hell (4:24)
03. To Hell And Back (4:24)
04. Kill The Beast (3:24)
05. Hate Black (4:54)
06. Children Of The Damned (4:41)
07. 300 In Blood (4:22)
08. Angels Of Fire (4:07)
09. Warriors Of The Northern Seas (4:21)
10. Set The World On Fire (3:47)
11. Crazy Train (OZZY OSBOURNE cover) (5:19)

MYSTIC PROPHECY is:

Roberto Dimitri Liapakis – Vocals
Markus Pohl – Rhythm guitar
Laki Ragazas – Lead guitar
Connie Andreszka – Bass
Tristan Maiwurm – Drums

A few days after the release of “Killhammer”, MYSTIC PROPHECY will launch a European tour alongside MASTERPLAN and JADED HEART.



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“Electric Punishment”, the video for the title track of of the new album from San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS, can be seen below. The CD was released on April 29 in Europe and May 7 in U.S./Canada via Steamhammer/SPV.

Guitarist Geoff Thorpe, vocalist Brian Allen, bassist Stephen Goodwin and drummer Larry Howe were supported during the new CD recording sessions by guitarist Thean Rasmussen, who returned to the VICIOUS RUMORS fold after “Razorback Killers”. In addition, Thorpe & Co. invited a number of former allies to the studio as guest musicians: Brad Gillis features on “D-Block”, “Together We Unite” and “Eternally”, Marc McGhee on “Escape (From Hell)”, and last but not least, tour guitarist Bob Capka helped out at the studio with a number of rhythm guitars and a haunting solo on “D-Block”. Thorpe said: “I had a few problems with my fingers; that’s why I was glad that Bob was there to help. Otherwise, it probably wouldn’t have been possible to stick to our tight production schedule.”

VICIOUS RUMORS released a live album, “Live You To Death”, on November 27, 2012 through SPV/Steamhammer. The CD was recorded by Pontus Norgren of HAMMERFALL, mixed by Juan Urteaga and produced by VICIOUS RUMORS guitarist Geoff Thorpe.

VICIOUS RUMORS will kick off the “American Punishment Tour” on September 19 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Support on the trek will come from SEVEN WITCHES and POWER THEORY.

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The video for “Killhammer”, the title track of the new album from Greek/German heavy metallers MYSTIC PROPHECY, can be seen below. Due on September 27 via Massacre Records, the effort will be made available as a jewel case, limited-edition A5 digipak with a bonus live DVD, as well as limited vinyl LP in gatefold cover (500 copies) and limited clear vinyl (100 copies).

“Killhammer” was recorded at the Prophecy & Music Factory Studios with singer Roberto Dimitri Liapakis (SUICIDAL ANGELS, VALLEY’S EVE, INSIDEAD) once again sitting in the producer’s chair. Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY) was responsible for the mix at the Studio Fredman in Sweden. The album’s cover artwork was created by Uwe Jarling and can be seen below.

Comments Liapakis: “We are truly satisfied with our new album.

“I’m pretty confident that we have taken MYSTIC PROPHECY to the next level, and I believe our fans will be satisfied with the result too.

“We already have great reviews coming in, and a very warm response from the people who have already listened to it.

“We strongly believe that ‘Killhammer’ is heading for the German charts.

“As in our previous albums, we had some nice surprises to present; the same goes for ‘Killhammer’. We have a couple of aces up our sleeves, certain elements which, when you listen to it, you will understand the path we are walking into.”

“Killhammer” track listing:

01. Killhammer (4:16)
02. Armies Of Hell (4:24)
03. To Hell And Back (4:24)
04. Kill The Beast (3:24)
05. Hate Black (4:54)
06. Children Of The Damned (4:41)
07. 300 In Blood (4:22)
08. Angels Of Fire (4:07)
09. Warriors Of The Northern Seas (4:21)
10. Set The World On Fire (3:47)
11. Crazy Train (OZZY OSBOURNE cover) (5:19)

A trailer for “Killhammer” can be seen below.

MYSTIC PROPHECY is:

Roberto Dimitri Liapakis – Vocals
Markus Pohl – Rhythm guitar
Laki Ragazas – Lead guitar
Connie Andreszka – Bass
Tristan Maiwurm – Drums

A few days after the release of “Killhammer”, MYSTIC PROPHECY will launch a European tour alongside MASTERPLAN and JADED HEART.



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Greek/German heavy metallers MYSTIC PROPHECY will release their eighth album, “Killhammer”, on September 27 via Massacre Records. The effort will be made available as a jewel case, limited-edition A5 digipak with a bonus live DVD, as well as limited vinyl LP in gatefold cover (500 copies) and limited clear vinyl (100 copies).

“Killhammer” was recorded at the Prophecy & Music Factory Studios with singer Roberto Dimitri Liapakis (SUICIDAL ANGELS, VALLEY’S EVE, INSIDEAD) once again sitting in the producer’s chair. Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY) was responsible for the mix at the Studio Fredman in Sweden. The album’s cover artwork was created by Uwe Jarling and can be seen below.

Comments Liapakis: “We are truly satisfied with our new album.

“I’m pretty confident that we have taken MYSTIC PROPHECY to the next level, and I believe our fans will be satisfied with the result too.

“We already have great reviews coming in, and a very warm response from the people who have already listened to it.

“We strongly believe that ‘Killhammer’ is heading for the German charts.

“As in our previous albums, we had some nice surprises to present; the same goes for ‘Killhammer’. We have a couple of aces up our sleeves, certain elements which, when you listen to it, you will understand the path we are walking into.”

“Killhammer” track listing:

01. Killhammer (4:16)
02. Armies Of Hell (4:24)
03. To Hell And Back (4:24)
04. Kill The Beast (3:24)
05. Hate Black (4:54)
06. Children Of The Damned (4:41)
07. 300 In Blood (4:22)
08. Angels Of Fire (4:07)
09. Warriors Of The Northern Seas (4:21)
10. Set The World On Fire (3:47)
11. Crazy Train (OZZY OSBOURNE cover) (5:19)

A trailer for “Killhammer” can be seen below.

MYSTIC PROPHECY is:

Roberto Dimitri Liapakis – Vocals
Markus Pohl – Rhythm guitar
Laki Ragazas – Lead guitar
Connie Andreszka – Bass
Tristan Maiwurm – Drums

A few days after the release of “Killhammer”, MYSTIC PROPHECY will launch a European tour alongside MASTERPLAN and JADED HEART.



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Magnum Opum Rockestra (under conductor Marcel Heijnen), a 32-strong orchestra accompanied by the METALFORCE 1 rock band and led by singers/vocalists which influenced the metal scene in recent years and decades, are set to embark on the Christmas Metal Symphony European tour.

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CEREMONIAL OATH, the reunited late ’80s/early ’90s Swedish extreme metal band whose members went on to create or join such acclaimed acts as IN FLAMES, HAMMERFALL and TIAMAT, played their first show in 20 years on January 4 at the inaugural edition of the Gothenburg Sound Festival at Trädgår’n in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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“Gates Of Dalhalla”, the new DVD from Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL, has entered the Swedish “Music DVD” chart at position No.

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“Gates Of Dalhalla”, the new DVD from Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL, has entered the German “Music DVD” chart at position No.

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