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Modern Thrash Metal trailblazers HAVOK continue to promote their much acclaimed latest album “Conformicide” and will make their return to European stages for a tour in April together with Darkest Hour, Cephalic Carnage and Harlott.

The European tour dates are as follows:

HAVOK, Darkest Hour, Cephalic Carnage & Harlott – European Tour:
05.04.2018 Oberhausen (Germany) – Kulttempel
06.04.2018 Berlin (Germany) – Musik & Frieden
07.04.2018 Leipzig (Germany) – Hellraiser
08.04.2018 Weinheim (Germany) – Café Central
09.04.2018 Prague (Czech Republic) – Nova Chmelnice
10.04.2018 Budapest (Hungary) – Durer Kert
12.04.2018 Nürnberg (Germany) – Z-Bau
13.04.2018 Aarau (Switzerland) – Kiff
14.04.2018 Lyon (France) – CCO Villeurbanne
15.04.2018 Barcelona (Spain) – Bóveda
16.04.2018 Madrid (Spain) – Caracol
17.04.2018 Sevilla (Spain) – Custom
18.04.2018 Lisbon (Portugal) – Lisboa Ao Vivo
20.04.2018 Pamplona (Spain) – Totem
21.04.2018 Montpellier (France) – Secret Place
22.04.2018 Paris (France) – Petit Bain
23.04.2018 London (UK) – Underworld
24.04.2018 Dublin (Ireland) – Voodoo Lounge
25.04.2018 Glasgow (UK) – Cathouse   

26.04.2018 Birmingham (UK) – Asylum
27.04.2018 Antwerp (Belgium) – Zappa
28.04.2018 Hannover (Germany) – Faust
29.04.2018 München (Germany) – Backstage

A video message from HAVOK about their upcoming European tour can be seen here: https://www.facebook.com/HavokOfficial/videos/10155276830768097/

Upon release, HAVOK’s latest album “Conformicide” entered the official sales charts as follows: Germany (Top 100 Charts): # 94, Belgium (Flemish Charts): # 124, USA (Billboard Charts): # 67 Billboard Top Current Albums, # 4 Billboard Heatseekers, # 4 Billboard Current Hard Music, # 5 Billboard Top Hard Music, # 23 Billboard Rock.

“Conformicide” is available as special edition Digipak (with 2 bonus tracks), as 2LP in various limited vinyl colour options (with 3 bonus tracks, logo-etching on Side D and the album on CD as bonus) as well as in the Digital Download format.

Check out the album’s first singles here:
“Intention To Deceive” (Video clip): https://youtu.be/2GT9m0jX9vw
“Hang ‘Em High” (Lyric video): https://youtu.be/2HYIfA3p8jw
“Ingsoc” (Album track): https://youtu.be/jP2pzw8jV9s

“Conformicide” can be ordered in its various physical formats from CM Distro in Europe here:

Or click this link to direct you to selected stores and download/streaming platforms:http://smarturl.it/HAVOKconformicide




 Star Wars: A New Hope with full live orchestral accompaniment for the first time ever in the UK this November, as it comes to the Royal Albert Hall.

The most requested title in Films in Concert history arrives for five performances, with John Williams’ iconic score performed live on stage by the acclaimed London Symphony Orchestra, who played on the original soundtrack in 1977.

The shows will form the centrepiece of the Hall’s dedicated Star Wars season, a special celebration including Q&As, concerts and family events. Star Wars: A New Hope will also tour the UK following its UK premiere.

Grant Watmuff, Licensing & Strategic Partnerships Manager at Disney Music Group, said: “We’re delighted that Star Wars fans will have the opportunity to experience the music of the movie performed live to picture in the UK for the first time. From the opening fanfare to the final note, John Williams’ score for Star Wars: A New Hope is a genre-defining masterclass of cinematic composition.”

Lucy Noble, Artistic Director at the Royal Albert Hall, said: “During our nine years of pioneering the Films in Concert concept, there’s one movie that’s been requested more than any other, and that’s Star Wars: A New Hope. We’re ecstatic to announce its UK debut at the Hall this November, with the London Symphony Orchestra confirmed for this once-in-a-lifetime show. There’s simply no film – or score – that’s more iconic.”

Kathryn McDowell, Managing Director of the London Symphony Orchestra, said: “The London Symphony Orchestra has a deep and long-lasting relationship with John Williams and particularly his music for the Star Wars films, having recorded the soundtracks for the first six episodes. The music of Star Wars is in the LSO blood and we are delighted to be involved in what will surely be a memorable series of performances.”

An exhilarating, pioneering mash-up of sci-fi, serial, WWII flyer flick and Western, full of indelible characters and groundbreaking special effects, Star Wars: A New Hope rewrote the rulebook, and remains one of the most beloved movies of all time, topping innumerable polls of favourite films.

Set 30 years after Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: A New Hope, the fourth episode of the saga, returns to the desert planet of Tatooine. A young Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) begins to discover his destiny when, searching for a lost droid, he is saved by reclusive Jedi, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness).

A civil war rages in the galaxy, and Rebel forces struggle against the evil Galactic Empire as Luke and Obi-Wan enlist the aid of hotshot pilot, Han Solo (Harrison Ford). Joined by the quirky droid duo R2-D2 and C-3PO, the unlikely team sets out to rescue Rebel leader Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and make use of the stolen plans to destroy the Empire’s ultimate weapon. In a legendary confrontation, the rogue group mounts an attack against the Death Star for a climactic battle with the evil Sith Lord, Darth Vader.

The film has so far spawned eight sequels and prequels, including Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which received its European premiere at the Royal Albert Hall last month. The film was the biggest hit of 2017 in both the UK and Ireland.

John Williams’ iconic, transcendent score for the 1977 original is one of the most renowned in film history, winning him an Oscar and being selected by the American Film Institute as the greatest ever written.

Tickets are on sale at 10am on Friday from www.royalalberthall.com

The Star Wars: Film Concert Series is produced under license by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox and Warner/Chappell Music. The London Symphony Orchestra appears by kind permission of the Barbican.


Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert

Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP

Friday 16 November (7:30pm), Saturday 17 November (2pm and 7:30pm), Sunday 18 November (2pm and 6:30pm) 2018

Tickets £35-£85

Box office: 020 7589 8212 / www.royalalberthall.com



Tour dates

28 November – Liverpool Echo Arena

29 November – Bournemouth International Centre

1 December – Manchester Arena

5 December – 3Arena, Dublin

7 December – Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

8 December – First Direct Arena, Leeds;

9 December – SEC Centre, Glasgow



·      Kenyan star to take on Sir Mo Farah and Callum Hawkins

·      New London half marathon takes place on Sunday 4 March

The 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon champion Daniel Wanjiru will take on British favourites Sir Mo Farah and Callum Hawkins in a mouth-watering elite men’s race at The Big Half.

The 25-year-old Kenyan, who claimed the biggest win of his career at the London Marathon last April, will return to the streets of the capital on Sunday 4 March 2018 over the half marathon distance.

Wanjiru’s participation adds a third leading contender to an exciting Big Clash against Farah, the four-time Olympic and World Championship champion on the track, and Hawkins, who was fourth in last summer’s World Championship marathon in London.

With a half-marathon personal best (PB) of 59 minutes and 20 seconds set last year, Wanjiru is the fastest on paper of the three men.

Farah has a PB of 59:32, which is also the British record, which he set in Lisbon in 2015 while Hawkins ran a Scottish record of 60:00 in Japan last February.

Wanjiru said: “I am really looking forward to returning to London to race in The Big Half. I have very happy memories of running on London roads and the fantastic crowds.

“It is a privilege to be racing such a legend as Sir Mo Farah and I know that both he and Callum Hawkins will be big rivals to me in this race. The Big Half will be a great race.”

The Big Half starts by Tower Bridge and finishes in front of the Cutty Sark in Greenwich, using many of the same roads as the first half of the Virgin Money London Marathon. See route here

The race is part of a one-day festival centred around the half-marathon distance which aims to be ‘truly global and uniquely local’.

International athletes such as Wanjiru, Farah and Hawkins make the event ‘truly global’. The ‘uniquely local’ aspect reflects the event’s commitment to working with community groups from the four host boroughs of Lewisham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets and Greenwich and encouraging residents to take part in a mass-participation running event for the first time.

Around 15,000 people will participate in events that include:

  • The Big Half: a half marathon starting by Tower Bridge and finishing in front of the Cutty Sark in Greenwich, passing through the boroughs of Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Lewisham and Greenwich
  • The Little Half: a 2.4 mile event for participants of all ages and abilities
  • The Big Relay is aimed at community groups from the host boroughs of Southwark, Lewisham, Tower Hamlets and Greenwich. Participants will be able to run in teams of four, with each person running one leg over distances ranging from one mile to five miles
  • The Big Festival: a celebration of London’s diverse culture, food and music which will take place throughout the day in Greenwich Park


Judas Priest could easily rest on their laurels at this stage of their highly successful and influential career. However,
the legendary metal band – singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis – refuse to do so as evidenced by the arrival of their eighteenth studio album overall ‘Firepower.’

Set for release on Friday 9th March 2018 via Columbia Records the album is comprised of fourteen tracks of pure and highly inspired metal.  And to mark the occasion Priest has reunited with producer Tom Allom (the man behind the board for all of the band’s releases from 1979-1988, including such stellar classics as ‘Unleashed in the East,’ ‘British Steel,’  ‘Screaming for Vengeance’ and ‘Defenders of the Faith’) and with Grammy Award-winning producer Andy Sneap also helping to raise the sonic bar even higher.

Album is available to pre-order now on CD, limited edition coloured vinyl and digital from the official Judas Priest store here

“Tom Allom has got this classic metal thing,” explains Halford. “And Andy is a bit more of a ‘modern metal producer’ but his thinking is a little bit different to Tom’s. And I think to get this balance between that classic old school metal to what Andy’s world is was just a remarkable coalescence.” “Tom Allom has been with us since 1979, so his knowledge of ourselves and our music in general is immense,” adds Hill. And according to Travis Priest returned back to a recording method that worked incredibly well on the band’s earlier classics – “We went back to the organic way of recording where it’s all of us in a room and we got to play together.”

The album’s first single ‘Lightning Strike’ will be available worldwide on Friday 5th January 2018 and later that day the song’s music video will be premiered.

With the impending arrival of ‘Firepower’ and its ensuing world tour (which kicks off on 13th March in the USA), THE PRIEST IS BACK!


1. Firepower
2. Lightning Strike
3. Evil Never Dies
4. Never The Heroes
5. Necromancer
6. Children of the Sun
7. Guardians
8. Rising From Ruins
9. Flame Thrower
10. Spectre
11. Traitors Gate
12. No Surrender
13. Lone Wolf
14. Sea of Red




Oriental metal pioneers, ORPHANED LAND, have just released a video and digital single for their new song “We Do Not Resist”, taken from their upcoming album “Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs”, which will be released on January 26th, 2018.

Kobi Farhi explains, “After our first single ‘Like Orpheus’, it is time to present you the angry side of our new album. Growls, straight forward protest text against the fact that we do not resist. I won’t say too much, listen to it, read the lyrics. It’s a kick into your face.”

Watch the video for “We Do Not Resist” here: https://youtu.be/Ti-bSKTnN1w

“We Do Not Resist” is available as a digital single on all download and streaming platforms and also as Instant Grat Track on iTunes and Amazon. All physical formats of the new album “Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs” are also available for preorder as of now. Use this link to direct you to a selection of streaming and download platforms and physical preorders:

ORPHANED LAND are looking forward to meeting all of you on the upcoming European Tour to celebrate great nights with outstanding tunes and music about anger, tragedy, protest and joy, breaking the boundaries of any racial, cultural and religious divide. They will be supported by In Vain, Subterranean Masquerade and Aevum. Tour dates below:

23.02.18 Wacken (Germany) – Wacken Winter Nights
24.02.18 Arnheim (Netherlands) – Willemeen
25.02.18 Essen (Germany) – Turock
26.02.18 London (UK) – Underworld
27.02.18 Paris (France) – Petit Bain
28.02.18 Nantes (France) – Le Ferrailleur
02.03.18 Madrid (Spain) – Copérnico
03.03.18 Barcelona (Spain) – Bovedo
04.03.18 Montpellier (France) – Secret Place
06.03.18 Cologne (Germany) – Jungle
07.03.18 Berlin (Germany) – Bi Nuu
08.03.18 Bratislava (Slovakia) – Randal  Club
09.03.18 Cluj Napoca (Romania) – Flying Circus
10.03.18 Krakow (Poland) – Zet Pete
11.03.18 Budapest (Hungary) – Dürer Kert
13.03.18 Munich (Germany) – Backstage
14.03.18 Borgo Priolo (Italy) – Dagda Live Club
15.03.18 Rome (Italy) – Jailbreak Live Club
16.03.18 St. Maurice (Switzerland) – The Manoir Pub
17.03.18 Zug (Switzerland) – Galvanik
18.03.18 Pagney (France) – Chez Paulette

13.04.18 St. Petersburg (Russia) – Opera Club
14.04.18 Moscow (Russia) – Zil Arena
20.04.18 Osaka (Japan) – Pagan Metal Horde Vol. 3
21.04.18 Tokyo (Japan) – Pagan Metal Horde Vol. 3
22.04.18 Tokyo (Japan) – Pagan Metal Horde Vol. 3
15.06.18 Zamora (Spain) – Z! Live Rock Festival

Kobi Farhi – Vocals
Chen Balbus – Guitars
Idan Amsalem – Guitars
Uri Zelcha – Bass
Matan Shmuely – Drums






Ferris & Sylvester have released a brand new song ‘London’s Blues’, the new track is taken from their forthcoming EP Made In Streatham, out February 2nd. ‘London’s Blues’ has been launched today with strong support from Spotify who feature it prominently in their ‘New Music Friday’ playlist and Napster in the ‘New & Good’ playlist.

‘London’s Blues’ opens with finger clicks and vocal rounds before breaking into a sound that’s pulled straight from the Deep South with slide guitar and walking basslines.

Regarding the song Ferris & Sylvester say, This is one of our favourite songs to play live, so it felt only right to include this in our Made In Streatham project. Despite the humming, the clicking and the jolly feel to it, this song is all about those days when you think everyone around you is selfish and out to get you… we love a bit of irony. We wanted the song to sound like an old blues song, with the trumpet and the guitar, but to be really relevant to life in London today. When you move somewhere new for the first time – like London – it’s hard not to observe people and how different their behaviour is from yours or what you’re used to.”

‘London’s Blues’ follows the release of the uplifting single ‘Better In Yellow’ and ‘The Room’, which is a beautiful piece of autobiographical Americana, detailing the pair’s life in Streatham, London. All of the songs are available now to download with pre-orders of the EP.

Elsewhere on the Made In Streatham EP is the stunningly frank love song ‘Sometimes’, while Ferris & Sylvester are found enlisting a superbly expansive string section on ‘Loser’ as they address cheating partners.

The Made In Streatham EP follows the release of the band’s debut EP The Yellow Line earlier this year. It saw the pair topping Rolling Stone Magazine’s 10 New Artists You Need To Know list, while also receiving praise from The Independent and gaining great support from BBC Radio 2 and BBC Introducing. The early high profile acclaim surrounding Ferris & Sylvester proves they are one of the most impressive and exciting new singer/songwriter talents on the UK scene.

Ferris & Sylvester have announced a London headline show in support of the forthcoming EP. They will be playing at Battersea Arts Centre on January 11th. Tickets are available now here.

Pretty as a California sunset. Gorgeously dusky singing and immaculate harmonies.”
Rolling Stone

“Most beautiful and promising of all is Ferris & Sylvester… an overlooked masterpiece of Brit folk that should already have made them household names”

“Ferris & Sylvester combine dreamy pop with spikey sentiments”
The Observer

“Superlative writing, shimmering harmonies and gently fingerpicked guitar work”
R2 Magazine


Band preview new track ‘Echo’ today

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Release New Album Wrong Creatures Album on January 12, 2018

Band preview new track ‘Echo’ today
Listen  HERE

BRMC have already treated fans to four instant grat tracks, first single Little Thing Gone Wild”  a dirty, sexy, rollicking ride of big licks and heavy bass – which was the inspiration for the LP’s title, drawing on a lyrical passage. “Lord you hear me loud into my soul speaker, why won’t you let me out, you’ve got the wrong creature’.  Next up came the Cave-esque murder balladry of “Haunt” followed byQuestion of Faith’ and King Of Bones’.

The widely acclaimed California-based band consists of Peter Hayes (vocal, guitar, harmonica), Robert Levon Been (vocal, bass, guitar), and Leah Shapiro (drums). They’ve been crafting perfectly honed, bluesy, psychedelic garage-rock since 1998 and this will be the final instant grat track before the release of their 7th studio album Wrong Creatures, via Abstract Dragon Records. Produced by Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Arcade Fire), it is released on January 12th, 2018 and was awarded 4 stars by Q magazine who noted that “the band’s mastery of (bad) mood has only matured with age”. Pre-order it HERE.

Recorded in Los Angeles, Wrong Creatures takes a journey throughout rock’s history, taking unlikely twists and turns, both peppered with historic influences but also having one foot firmly in the present. Yet their focus still firmly set on returning to edge of the stage, never resting on their laurels and bringing people further into their live experience.

Ultimately, the band are survivors during an era where rock’n’roll can often be overshadowed by garish pop and domineering hip-hop. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have learned how to cut out all the noise and concentrate on what matters.  Robert Levon Been: “We are truly an island – come hell or high water, so it’s usually best to dress accordingly. Though I’m not sure what the proper attire is when drowning in fire. But leather usually goes with everything.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club  have just delighted their UK & European fans with an extensive tour, and will be touring the USA from  January 15, 2018 with dates in Washington DC, Boston, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and more. Tickets are on sale now – HERE. The band has partnered with Plus 1 for the US tour in which $1 from each ticket will be donated to War Child, a worldwide organization that supports programs aiding women & children dislocated and impacted by war, political unrest, terrorism and poverty.



London Crossover crew TRC are back with brand new song “Moaner”.

Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DAjPWqVRSg&feature=youtu.be

Formed all the way back in 2004, TRC rose from the grit of the underground London Hardcore scene with some DIY eps and full lengths, taking the UKHC scene by storm with a sound completely their own, hitting the road hard and devastating huge festivals like Download and Sonisphere.

Receiving critical acclaim from magazines like Metal Hammer and Kerrang!, the Londoners also flirted with the mainstream, receiving daytime plays on BBC Radio One and capturing the attention of outlets like The Guardian with their unique Grime/Hardcore crossover.

Now back with their first full EP in over 5 years, TRC return with their fiercest, strongest tracks to date.

Frontman Chris Robson talks through the tracks:

“We have songs about people constantly waking up late, moaning online and prowling instagram late into the night (‘Moaner’), scroungers not paying for their fish dinner at group meals (‘Scrounger’) and ‘London’s Greatest Love Story part 2’ which might feature some of my favourite lyrics ever about girls and music.

‘Take it’ features Nathan from London band Prowler and is rowdy as hell.

‘Same but better’ is exactly that.

The last song on the ep ‘Lifestyle’ pretty much sums up how we balance full time careers and remain able to create such wonderful music and smash our live shows and the end part is truly great.”

After a couple of quiet years touring wise, the band are planning tours and festivals. Armed with an arsenal of crushing new tunes and a new found hunger, TRC are genuinely ones to watch (again) in 2018.

“ We’re having a lot of fun, the passion seems as if it’s there more than ever and we’re still not 35 so we’ve still got a few years left. Love to all the fans and journalists for having ever supported us. Oh and the new video for Moaner is JOKES. Spread it about. We hope you like it as much as we do.



German black metal act DARK FORTRESS will be releasing the restored and expanded editions of their 2001 debut album “Tales From Eternal Dusk” and 2003 opus “Profane Genocidal Creations” on vinyl, CD, and all digital platforms on 24 November.

When approaching the cover artworks of both albums, which were painted by Kris Verwimp (Absu, Marduk…) and newly-scanned in late 2016 for these reissues, both label and band were  surprised to realize that the coloring of the first CD pressings was quite different from the original artworks. In comparison, “Tales…” had a more distinct purple touch, whereas “Profane…” looked greener than initially intended by the artist. Thus with these reissues, fans get to see the cover artworks the way Kris Verwimp had envisioned them.

On the musical front, DARK FORTRESS‘ guitarist and renowned producer V. Santura (also Triptykon) took care of the audio restoration of these records: “The first album’s sound did not require too much work, but we got rid of some unintentional pauses which interrupted the natural and intended flow of the record on the original CD. However, I remastered the entire recording session from 1997 for the “Towards Immortality” MCD as well as the 1996 demo to make this new edition of “Tales…” a complete collection of our early years.” 

The second album, “Profane Genocidal Creations”, recorded within a mere two weeks with iconic producer Pytten (Immortal, Enslaved, Mayhem etc.), required more work as V. Santura explains: “Of course the possibilities to adjust the sound in a remastering are quite limited (opposed to a remix), but at least we could open up the overall sound impression, make it less muffled and dry. Also the rhythm guitars seemed to bury every other instrument, now especially drums, vocals and bass get a bit more space.”

DARK FORTRESS also reveal more about the creation of their earliest recordings in the liner notes accompanying these releases.

See below for an exact list of available formats and pre-order your copy now!

Tales From Eternal Dusk (Re-issue 2017)
– Gatefold golden 2LP & Poster // limited to 100 copies – Century Media webstore exclusive
– Gatefold transp. magenta 2LP & Poster // limited to 200 copies
– Gatefold black 2LP & Poster
– Special Edition 2CD Digipak
– Digital album (2CD)

Listen to “Crimson Tears” here: https://youtu.be/rH1sODgHT8E
Pre-order your copy: http://smarturl.it/DFortressTFEDReIssue

Profane Genocidal Creations (Re-issue 2017)   
– Gatefold silver 2LP & Poster
– Gatefold dark green 2LP & Poster
– Gatefold black 2LP & Poster
– Special Edition CD Digipak
– Digital album

Listen to “Battles Rage In The Infernal Depth” here: https://youtu.be/2-zPcLGNbZs
Pre-order your copy: http://smarturl.it/DFortressPGCReIssue

Find below the track-listing per release:

“Tales From Eternal Dusk”:
CD 1
1. The Arcanum Of The Cursed (1:44)
2. Pilgrim Of The Nightly Spheres (4:13)
3. Twilight (4:33)
4. Apocalypse (3:37)
5. Immortality Profound (Trilogy) – Dreaming… (Chapter 1) (4:14)
6. Immortality Profound (Trilogy) – Throne Of Sombre Thoughts (Chapter 2) (5:05)
7. Immortality Profound (Trilogy) – Captured In Eternity’s Eyes (Chapter 3) (4:16)
8. Misanthropic Invocation (5:47)
9. Crimson Tears (6:44)
10. Tales From Eternal Dusk (8:35)
11. Moments Of Mournful Splendour (At The Portal To Infinity) (3:03)

CD 2
1. Cryptic Winterforest (6:06)
2. Towards Immortality (6:09)
3. Emperor Of The Majestic Nights (5:56)
4. The Mystic Medieval Times (Demo 1996) (5:34) *
5. Eternal War (Demo 1996) (3:05) *
6. Passing The Shadowgates (Demo 1996) (3:27) *
7. Into My Deepest Desire (Demo 1996) (4:57) *
8. Reborn In A Frozen Kingdom (Demo 1996) (6:13) *
Tracks 1-3: 1997 “Towards Immortality” EP recording session.

Tracks 4-8: 1996 “The Rebirth Of The Dark Age” demo
* = bonus tracks only included on CD / digital album

“Profane Genocidal Creations”
1. Introduction (1:48)
2. Defiance Of Death (8:35)
3. Passage To Extinction (9:12)
4. In Morte Aeternitas (9:03)
5. Moribound Be Thy Creation (6:20)
6. Through Ages Of War (6:05)
7. Blood Of The Templars (7:20)
8. Warlord (Face The Angel Of Pestilence) (5:01)
9. Battles Rage In The Infernal Depth (6:50)
10. A Fortress Dark (8:16)
11. I Am The Black Wizards (6:07) / Emperor cover *
12. Eye Of The Greyhound (4:35) / Unanimated cover *
* = bonus tracks only included on CD / digital album



Century Media Records and SAMAEL invite you to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Swiss metal masters’ 1992 opus “Blood Ritual”, which will be released on vinyl on 01 December.

It features the LP’s original cover artwork re-created from a brand-new scan of the original painting by Axel Hermann (Asphyx, Grave, Unleashed) and reveals its more blueish character, which was lost on the first pressing. The artwork looks exactly the same, twenty-five years after being painted.

“Blood Ritual” has been mastered for vinyl and CD by Patrick W. Engel / Temple Of Disharmony (Tiamat, Iced Earth, Moonspell). The vinyl comes in a Gatefold sleeve and includes a 60x60cm sized cover art poster as additional extra. Apart from regular black vinyl, the following limited coloured editions are available for pre-ordering now!

– Gatefold white LP+CD & Poster // 100 copies (Century Media webstore exclusive)
– Gatefold silver LP+CD & Poster // 200 copies
Get these here: http://bit.ly/samaelCMD
– Gatefold light blue LP+CD & Poster // 200 copies (Nuclear Blast exclusive)
Pre-order here: http://bit.ly/samaelNB

Enjoy this gloomy masterpiece in its ultimate version!

SAMAEL online: