METAL BLADE News – Twitching Tongues, The Crown, Downfall Of Gaia 14/02/2018 16 UPCOMING RELEASE DATES23.02.18 AMON AMARTH – “Deceiver of the Gods” (vinyl re-issue) 23.02.18 AMON AMARTH – “Jomsviking” (vinyl re-issue) 23.02.18 RIOT – “Nightbreaker” (vinyl re-issue) 23.02.18 RIOT – “The Brethren of the Long Houise” (vinyl re-issue) 09.03.18 TWITCHING TONGUES – “Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred” (CD/LP) 16.03.18 THE CROWN – “Cobra Speed Venom” (ltd. boxset/ltd. Digi-CD w/bonus tracks/LP) 30.03.18 PRIMORDIAL – “Exile Amongst The Ruins” (ltd. Artbook/ltd. Digibook-CD w/bonus-CD/LP) Twitching Tongues launches new single, ‘Kill For You’! On March 9th, Twitching Tongues will release their new album, ‘Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred‘, via Metal Blade Records. For another preview of ‘Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred‘, the new single ‘Kill For You’ can be heard at: youtube.com/watch?v=5VEB4lweC0M The video for the first single ‘Harakiri’ (directed by David Brodsky / davidsbrodsky.com) can be viewed now at: metalblade.com/twitchingtongues –CD –Ultra clear vinyl + download card (limited to 500 copies – USA exclusive) –Metallic gold/black split vinyl + download card (limited to 250 copies – USA exclusive) –Metallica gold w/ black smoke vinyl + download card (limited to 250 copies – USA exclusive) –Ultra clear w/ black smoke and metallic gold splatter vinyl + download card (limited to 500 copies via Closed Casket) –Black w/ bronze splatter vinyl + download card (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive) –Beer inside grey split vinyl + download card (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive) * exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available! Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred track-listing 1. AWOL (State of the Union) 2. Harakiri 3. Kill for You 4. T.F.R. 5. Forgive & Remember 6. Gaining Purpose 7. Long Gone 8. The Sound of Pain 9. Defection (Union of the State) The title for Twitching Tongues‘ fourth full-length, Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred, was drawn from a quote by famed social philosopher Eric Hoffer – “Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life” – and it reflects the band’s mentality in approaching the record: paying homage to those who supported them while belligerently responding to their detractors. With “failure” as a core theme driving Colin Young’s lyrics, it also features his first foray into the political arena, motivated by the contemporary political climate to speak his mind. Directly inspired by film scores, the record has a strong epic feel, the band realizing their vision of having the music flow like a story being told. With interconnected parts, musical references and callbacks in each song, everything is tied together in a manner unlike any of their previous releases. At the same time, while maintaining the same levels of hardness and aggression that has characterized their later work, it features much more immediate and memorable melodies, which evoke the sound of In Love There Is No Law yet at the same time feel fresh and new. Twitching Tongues line-up: Colin Young – Vocals Taylor Young – Guitar/Vocals Sean Martin – Guitar Alec Faber – Bass Cayle Sain – Drums Twitching Tongues online: http://www.twitchingtongues.com https://www.facebook.com/twitchingtongues https://twitter.com/twtchngtongues THE CROWN releases video for title track of upcoming new album ‘Cobra Speed Venom’! Swedish Death Metal legends THE CROWN will release their new album ‘Cobra Speed Venom‘ March 16th via Metal Blade Records. Produced together with Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman the record promises to be one of the biggest surprises of the year. A return to Death Metal speed and darkness in full glory! THE CROWN have now released the 2nd single taken off ‘Cobra Speed Venom‘. Click the following link to watch the full production videoclip for the title track ‘Cobra Speed Venom’:youtube.com/watch?v=PCe9qtABof8 “A 5 minute Death Metal Grindcore Opera! Take a deep breath before the plunge – This will drag you down into the deep Waters!” Comments THE CROWN on their new album ‘Cobra Speed Venom‘: “We are really looking forward to finally be able to show our fans how damn good this band can be when the circumstances are right. With that I mean to be able to do an album the way we want to do it: creating as a band, rehearsing as a band, recording as a band. You will hear a band performing here, with fierce energy and hunger!” Surf over to metalblade.com/thecrown to check out the video for the first single ‘Iron Crown’. At the same location you can pre-order the album in the following formats: –ltd. 1st ed. Digi-CD with 2 exclusive bonus tracks –180g black vinyl –viole(n)t blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies) –pale lilac marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies) –purple red splattered vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies) –dusk blue splattered vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 400 copies) –white/purple splattered vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 100 copies) –limited boxset (incl. ltd. ed. Digi-CD/exclusive 7″ with both bonus tracks/exclusively colored album vinyl [opaque rose/black marbled]/exclusive back patch/hand signed photo card – limited to 300 copies) ‘Cobra Speed Venom‘ track listing: 1. Destroyed By Madness 2. Iron Crown 3. In the Name of Death 4. We Avenge! 5. Cobra Speed Venom 6. World War Machine 7. Necrohammer 8. Rise In Blood 9. Where My Grave Shall Stand 10. The Sign of the Scythe 11. Nemesis Diamond (bonus track) 12. The Great Dying (bonus track) THE CROWN line-up: Johan Lindstrand – Vocals Magnus Olsfelt – Bass Marko Tervonen – Guitar Robin Sörqvist – Lead guitar and backing vocals Henrik Axelsson – Drums http://www.thecrownofficial.com https://www.facebook.com/thecrownofficial https://twitter.com/thecrownsweden https://www.youtube.com/user/thecrownsweden DOWNFALL OF GAIA announces more live dates for April! German DOWNFALL OF GAIA are right now touring Europe with label mates HAMFERD as support. No rest for the wicked, the band has just announced another short trek for April. Fuze, Metal.de, Stormbringer.at, Rock Hard Italia, Spark Rock Magazine & Metal Italia presents: DOWNFALL OF GAIA + High Fighter + Hexer 04/04/18 DE – Köln / MTC (Downfall of Gaia ONLY) 05/04/18 DE – Würzburg / Immerhin (Downfall of Gaia ONLY) 06/04/18 CH – Winterthur / Gaswerk (Downfall of Gaia ONLY) 07/04/18 CH – Luzern / Treibhaus 09/04/18 IT – Milano / Circolo Svolta 10/04/18 AT – Graz / Explosiv 11/04/18 AT – Salzburg / Rockhouse 12/04/18 CZ – Prague / 007 Strahov 13/04/18 CZ – Brno / Kabinet Múz 14/04/18 DE – Leipzig / UT Connewitz Comments DOWNFALL OF GAIA: “Today we are glad to announce the second leg of our European Tour for April and we are very happy to announce that for this time we will have our very good friends in High Fighter and Hexer as special guests with us! The straight forward sound from High Fighter and the atmospheric walls of sound from Hexer will make this one a diverse and interesting package. We’re really glad to have them on board and hope to see you in April! Looking forward to this one!” Here’s the remaining dates of the Euro tour with HAMFERD: DOWNFALL OF GAIA + Hamferð 12/02/18 DE – München – Backstage 14/02/18 NL – Tilburg – Little Devil 15/02/18 FR – Colmar – Grillen 16/02/18 DE – Neunkirchen – Stummsche Reithalle 17/02/18 FR – Paris – Glazart 18/02/18 DE – Münster – Café Sputnik http://www.metalblade.com/downfallofgaia http://downfallofgaia.com https://www.facebook.com/DownfallofGaia https://www.youtube.com/user/downfallofgaiatv Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.