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AETHER REALM Release Second New Track and Video,
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New Album Redneck Vikings From Hell Out May 1st Via Napalm Records

Special Album Guests Revealed!
[Photo credit: Bryce Chapman]
Melodic death metal masters AETHER REALM recently announced the upcoming release of their new, multi-faceted full-length album, Redneck Vikings From Hell, out May 1, 2020 via Napalm Records. With their new album, the band improves upon their already distinctive sound that’s been astonishing fans since day one taking listeners on a stupefying rollercoaster ride of death metal, thrash and even neo-classical shred.

Today, AETHER REALM has revealed a second single from Redneck Vikings From Hell the unrelenting symphonic banger, "Slave To The Riff". Wasting no time kicking things off with a nasty groove, “Slave To The Riff” is an ode to the heavier side of symphonic metal chock full of rhythmic breaks, skyrocketing solos and even a Latin American/Flamenco interlude showcasing the band's multi-faceted talents.

Frontman Vincent "Jake" Jones says about the track:
"Lyrically it’s just a sort of cathartic release of frustration. Music doesn’t always come when I call. Instead, I usually feel that I’m bound to do its bidding, regardless of time of day or inconvenience of surrounding. Sometimes it’s a great comfort to surrender to it, but often feels like it’s taken over my life.

Musically, it's also a cathartic release, this one of a hodgepodge of musical influences and ideas, cobbled together with the hope that if it's good enough, the spirit of music will be sated
if only for a moment."

Listen To "Slave To The Riff" And Watch The Lyric Video HERE:
While browsing YouTube, check out the band's previously released music video for the epic first single "Goodbye" HERE.

In addition to being produced and mixed by Kile Odell (Motionless in White, Cane Hill), mastered by Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, The Contortionist, Scale The Summit) and featuring orchestration by Ben Turk of Gloryhammer, Redneck Vikings From Hell features a treasure trove of fantastic special musical guests, including guitarist/banjoist Wayne Ingram (Wilderun), guitarist Greg Burgess (Allegaeon), Eric W. Brown (Nekrogoblikon, Vale of Pnath, Swashbuckle, Rainbowdragoneyes) and vocalist Josh Rieke of YouTube fame. The album also features contributions from voice actress Erica Lindbeck (Final Fantasy VII remake), harpist Amy Turk (sister of Ben Turk), vocalist Michael Rumple (Ashen Idol, Flood District), vocalist Zach Williams (Dead Eyes) and returning AETHER REALM guest vocalist and sister of Vincent "Jake" Jones, Elly Jones.

Vincent "Jake" Jones says about the album guests:
"I guess we wound up with such a long list of guests because we have really grandiose ideas as a band. We then very quickly realized there's no way to achieve them without some help. We could always scale back our ideas to something we can do ourselves, but why do that when we have so many skilled friends? Help from friends has always made AETHER REALM's music better."
Pre-Order Redneck Vikings From Hell HERE!
[Album Artwork: Travis Smith]
Redneck Vikings From Hell not only cements AETHER REALM as a band to watch, but will also have listeners questioning just what exactly they can’t do. Each track on Redneck Vikings From Hell is entirely distinct, setting the stage by playing upon the band’s southern roots with the banjo-laden epic folk metal-inspired title track “Redneck Vikings From Hell”. Meanwhile, the first single “Goodbye” and center-cuts like the thrashy, unwavering “Lean Into The Wind”, the powerful anthem “Hunger” and symphonic brutality banger “Slave To The Riff” provide a weightier sample of the unconventional stylings of AETHER REALM 3.0. Otherworldly closing track “Craft And The Creator” drives it all home, showcasing each individual band member's infallible technical skills and featuring hair-raising leads that would make any guitar god blush. The album is strung together by colossal orchestral elements that lift the band to new heights.

Redneck Vikings From Hell Tracklist:
1. Redneck Vikings From Hell (feat. Wayne Ingram of Wilderun)
2. Goodbye
3. Lean Into The Wind (feat. Josh Reike)
4. Hunger
5. Guardian
6. One Hollow Word (feat. Greg Burgess of Allegaeon)
7. She’s Back (feat. Eric W. Brown of Nekrogoblikon, Vale of Pnath, etc.)
8. Slave To The Riff
9. Cycle
10. TMHC
11. Craft And The Creator

Redneck Vikings From Hell will be available in the following formats:
- 1 CD Digipak
- LP Gatefold BLACK
- Digital Album
- 100 Piece Exclusive Napalm Gold Vinyl
Vincent "Jake" Jones – bass, vocals               
Heinrich Arnold – guitar, vocals                    
Tyler Gresham – drums                     
Donny Burbage – guitar       

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The voice of CREED, SCOTT STAPP, Announces European Headlining Tour,
Debuts “Wake Up Call” PSA Video with ChildFund International

WATCH - "Wake Up Call" PSA video w ChildFund International
Just seven months since The Space Between The Shadows debuted atop the charts, SCOTT STAPP announces the European leg of "The Survivor Tour", dubbed after the upcoming single, "Survivor". The 22 dates long trek will kick off on October 26 in London, UK and lead the multi platinum-selling artist through 13 countries. Audiences can expect the extraordinary singer to perform a selection of #1 hits of his own catalogue as well as of his larger-than-life band, CREED.

Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, March 25 at 11:00am CET.

Last July, Scott’s first album in six years, The Space Between The Shadows, introduced “Purpose For Pain,” Scott’s highest-charting single since 2005. His North and South American tour dates came with all the power, pyro, and anthems expected of one of the biggest voices in recent rock music and he recently discussed his five-year journey of overcoming and rebuilding during a candid Q&A at the Pollstar Live! conference. Having fought for his return, “Survivor,” is a powerful anthem to strengthen the resolve of anyone wrestling with adversity as Scott roars at the demons of the past, “how ya like me now?!”

Scott also just debuted an inspiring PSA video from his trip to Ecuador with ChildFund International, one of his philanthropic partners since 2015. Set to his song “Wake Up Call,” the video illustrates every individual’s potential and the joy of giving, for both the giver and the recipients. Fans who are able can sponsor a child for $36 a month. To sponsor a child or learn more about ChildFund, please visit
Watch the "Wake Up Call" PSA video HERE
“ChildFund has created a network to give these kids a fighting chance of overcoming the reality they were born into. Children in need don’t have to become victims of neglect,” said Scott.   

Stapp has come full circle with The Space Between The Shadows. Themes of facing the past, overcoming, and powering through adversity dominate - “Purpose For Pain,” finds meaning in life’s struggles; “Name,” promises to end destructive cycles; “Gone Too Soon,” honors musical peers and victims of unexpected tragedy; and “Survivor” promises above all, to never stop fighting.   

The Survivor European Tour

26.10.20 UK –  London / O2 Academy Islington
27.10.20 UK –  Birmingham / The Mill
28.10.20 UK –  Leeds / Warehouse
30.10.20 FR –  Paris / Trabendo
31.10.20 FR –  Lyon / CCO
02.11.20 IT – Treviso / New Age
03.11.20 CH – Zurich / Dynamo
05.11.20 DE – Munich / Backstage Werk
07.11.20 DE – Nuremberg / Hirsch
08.11.20 AT – Vienna / Szene
10.11.20 PL – Warsaw / Proxima
11.11.20 DE – Berlin / Kesselhaus
14.11.20 DE – Heidelberg / Halle 02
16.11.20 DE – Cologne / Live Music Hall
17.11.20 NL– Leiden / Gebr De Nobel
19.11.20 BE – Antwerp / Trix
20.11.20 DE – Dortmund / FZW
21.11.20 DE – Hamburg / Gruenspan
25.11.20 SE – Gothenburg / Trädgårn
27.11.20 NO – Oslo / Youngs
28.11.20 SE – Stockholm / Fållan
30.11.20 FI – Helsinki / Tavastia

SCOTT STAPP is a Grammy winning songwriter, solo artist, and the voice of Creed (over 50 million albums sold). In July 2019, his 1st album in six years, The Space Between The Shadows, celebrated five years of sobriety, re-introduced an evolved artist at his best, and debuted in the Top 5 and Top 10 across Rock and Album charts in the US and UK for his anthems of gratitude, optimism, and unflinching self-examination. Beyond music, Scott is an inspiration to others struggling with the over-lapping illnesses of addiction and depression. He “pays it forward” through his With Arms Wide Open Foundation, which helps military vets and their families with drug addiction, PTSD-triggered mental health issues and suicide prevention. In 2017, the Florida Association of Broadcasters awarded Scott with the Florida Service Award. In 2018, he was inducted into the Florida Music Hall of Fame. The rocker lives in Nashville, TN with his wife of fourteen years, Jaclyn, and their three young children.

Photo by Jenn Curtis




VARG kündigen WOLFSFEST Tour 2020 durch Deutschland, Österreich und Schweiz an

Aktuelles Album Das Ende aller Lügen HIER erhältlich

Die Wölfe von VARG rufen im Herbst 2020 wieder zum WOLFSFEST! Zahlreich werden die Fans diesem Ruf folgen um die Hörner auf die alten Götter zu erheben.

Pünktlich zur Tour veröffentlichen VARG ihr neues Studioalbum (weitere Infos folgen in Kürze!) und werden mit einer außergewöhnlichen Live-Show begeistern. Hohe Chartplatzierungen und ausverkaufte Shows haben VARG zur unangefochtenen Speerspitze des deutschen Pagan Metal wachsen lassen. Jetzt ist die Zeit gekommen die alten Feuer neu zu entfachen und eben diese Pagan Metal Szene zu neuem Glanz zu führen! Reiht euch in den Schildwall ein, denn die Wölfe sind zurück!

Als Support sind die Death-Metal Blutgötter Debauchery's BALGEROTH, die Pagan Metal Wölfe WOLFCHANT und die Folk Metaller FINSTERFORST mit dabei.

02.10.20 DE - Erfurt / From Hell
03.10.20 DE - Hamburg / Kaiserkeller
10.10.20 AT - Hell Over Vellach / Kultursaal
16.10.20 DE - Leipzig / Hellraiser *
17.10.20 DE - München / Backstage *
30.10.20 DE - Nürnberg / Der Cult #
06.11.20 DE - Stuttgart / Im Wizemann
13.11.20 DE - Mannheim / MS Connexion Complex
14.11.20 CH - Pratteln / Z7
20.11.20 DE - Bochum / Matrix
27.11.20 DE - Berlin / Hole 44
28.11.20 DE - Magdeburg / Factory
Tickets zu allen Shows sind ab jetzt hier erhältlich:

VARGs Album Das Ende Aller Lügen erschien 2016 und das Musikvideo zu "Achtung" wurde über 3.6 Millionen mal angesehen.

Bestellt Das Ende aller Lügen HIER.

Für weitere Infos zu VARG und ihrem WOLFSFEST, schaut bei diesen Seiten vorbei:



HÄLLAS Releases Exclusive Documentary:
The Making Of Conundrum –
A Sonic Adventure Rock Odyssey

New Adventure Rock Album, Conundrum, Out NOW!
[Created and directed by Broken Int. | Produced by Ludvig Andersson]
Along with their epic adventure rock album Conundrum, out since March 20 via Napalm Records, HÄLLAS have released an extraordinary documentary, The Making of Conundrum - A Sonic Adventure Rock Odyssey. The footage details the true story behind the album – specifically the writing, producing and creation process – while reflecting the incredible relationship between the band members, not only as musicians, but as friends.
Although they all have their own specific vision of sound aesthetics, they’re still walking the same road leading to the essence of their individual imaginations coalescing into the sonic masterpiece called Conundrum.

Kasper Eriksson states:
“Instead of focusing too much on the music, J. (Broken Int.) – the director and brain behind this short movie – beautifully captured the friendship in the band. We weren't expecting that and it was a really nice experience seeing it from someone else's perspective.”
Get ConundrumCD / Vinyl HERE!
Conundrum is the final installment of the band’s mysterious trilogy of albums, inviting listeners on a cosmic ride through a parallel world! The band flexes their sonic muscles amid massive soundscapes and spacey 70’s rock riffs, channeling influences ranging from Pink Floyd and The Devils Blood. HÄLLAS evokes a bizarre, intriguing world that reincarnates elements of progressive art rock, psychedelic prog and folk, but in an entirely authentic way. HÄLLAS invites listeners into a cosmic adventure accompanied by music forged on tales of sorcery and courage.

Conundrum Tracklist:
01. Ascension
02. Beyond Night And Day
03. Stride
04. Tear Of A Traitor
05. Carry On
06. Labyrinth Of Distant Echoes
07. Blinded By The Emerald Mist
08. Fading Hero

Conundrum is available in the following formats:
- CD Jewelcase
- LP vinyl Gatefold (black)
- LP vinyl Gatefold (green) – sold out
- LP vinyl Gatefold (orange) – Ltd. to 300
- digital album
Listen to the latest single “Carry On” +
watch the lyric video
A sonorous wave takes you on an electrifying ride with HÄLLAS’ second single, “Carry On” – more than just a tiny puzzle piece of Conundrum. The mystic story of the moon knight draws you into HÄLLAS’ adventure far away from reality and is accompanied by a guitar-driven up-tempo melody designed to stay in your head forever.

Tommy Alexandersson: vocals / bass
Marcus Petersson : guitar
Kasper Eriksson: drums / percussion
Nicklas Malmquist: organ / synthesizer
Alexander Moraitis: guitar

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