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Heavy Metal News - 10/19/13



DARK FORTRESS begins recording new album
Black metal visionaries DARK FORTRESS have started recording their upcoming album and follow-up to their 2010 masterpiece, Ylem.

Some words from the band from their secluded, dark sphere: "DARK FORTRESS have just started tracking drums for their (yet untitled) new album. The album is roughly scheduled for a release in early 2014. More news will follow soon..."

A first festival is already confirmed for 2014:
6.13-16.2014 -- (D) Weismain -- Legacy Open Air (Waldstadion)

Stay tuned for more DARK FORTRESS news coming soon!



GOF - 5 piece promo LORES

Seattle rockers GIRL ON FIRE are returning to the road, joining 10 YEARS for a week of late October dates before sharing a November run with Century Media Records labelmates KILL DEVIL HILL and EYES SET TO KILL. Also providing support on the KILL DEVIL HILL headlining tour will be BLACK WATER RISING (see dates below).

The upcoming tours are the latest chapter in the GIRL ON FIRE story, which is developing at radio with "The Takedown" and blossoming with ever-growing fan and media support nationwide. The single is the lead track from the band's debut album 'NOT BROKEN' - click here to watch the official music video.  


"Taking STORY OF THE YEAR's anthemic punch, TRUST COMPANY's vocal melodies, later EIGHTEEN VISIONS swagger, and a bunch of early LINKIN PARK sneer, this is big shiny rock purposely built for radio... they are damn effective at what they do." --Outburn

"This album is everything you could want in a rock album and more... The album's debut single 'The Takedown' could stand high atop the pedestal with the likes of many of the active rock hits from the past decade." --New Transcendence (10/10) 
"GIRL ON FIRE's energy gushes through the speakers when 'Not Broken' is properly cranked.  It is the type of album that makes you yearn to see the band live. ...if GIRL ON FIRE can replicate the feel of their debut album in the live environment, it is certain to be a scorching good time for all in attendance." --Helping Hands Rock Reviews
GIRL ON FIRE introduced 'NOT BROKEN' to America on the road in support of BUCKCHERRY, and joined HALESTORM for dates following a performance at the Monster Energy Aftershock Festival September 14.
The band have released behind-the-scenes videos offering a look at the album's recording process - click to watch the reports on drums, guitar and bass. You can also watch a five-track album sampler and lyric video here
The debut album was released September 3 and is available digitally via iTunes and Amazon, in record stores nationwide, and in exclusive bundles via

 Girl On Fire - cover  

(with 10 YEARS):
23: Fayetteville, AR - George's Majestic Lounge
24: Little Rock, AR - The Revolution Music Room
26: Oklahoma City, OK - Bricktown Music Hall
28: Hattieburg, MS - Brewsky's
30: Beaumont, TX - The Gig
01: Shreveport, LA - The Riverside Warehouse

02: Las Vegas, NV - LVCS *
03: Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
05: Seattle, WA - El Corazon
06: Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
07: Walnut Creek, CA - Red House Live *
10: Flagstaff, AZ - Orpheum Theatre *
11: Gallup, NM - Gallup Community Center *
13: Austin, TX - Dirty Dog *
14: Houston, TX - Scout Bar
17: Oklahoma City, OK - The Chameleon Room *
19: Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theater *
20: Appleton, WI - Luna Lounge *
21: Battle Creek, MI - Planet Rock *
22: Mentor On The Lake, OH - Tequila Jaxx *
23: Steger, IL - Another Hole In The Wall


GIRL ON FIRE online:

WATAIN appears on Grand Rapids, MI WZZM TV 13 "Take Five and Company" morning show
Having graced the magazine covers of Decibel (USA), Terrorizer (UK), Metalized (DK), Rock Hard (DE), Scream (NO), Sweden Rock (SE), Rock Tribune (BE), and Metallian (FR), Swedish black metallers WATAIN have left a media buzz in the wake of their new album's release and subsequent world tour. Currently on the road in North America, the band's own Erik Danielsson (vocals, bass) and Hakan Jonsson (drums) checked-in with Grand Rapids, MI WZZM TV 13 "Take Five and Company" for an exclusive interview about their trek in support of their fifth full-length, The Wild Hunt, as well as the emergence of Swedish bands in the metal scene. To watch the interview, please visit:

Amid the tracks teeming with WATAIN's classic sound, The Wild Hunt also features clean vocals, Spanish guitars, and other musical experimentation, with the end result being "their most daring album yet" (Decibel Magazine). For a preview of The Wild Hunt, be sure to check out the following previously released singles: "All That May Bleed" and "The Child Must Die". To purchase The Wild Hunt, please visit iTunes for a digital copy or CM Distro for a variety of physical formats.


"[WATAIN's] most daring album yet." -- DECIBEL MAGAZINE (USA)

"There's a window in time where certain bands are the most dangerous or the most powerful in the world...Right now, that band is WATAIN." -- DEL JAMES (long-time GUNS N' ROSES road manager), DECIBEL MAGAZINE (USA)

"...'The Wild Hunt' is an impressive album that allows one of the scene's stalwarts to put a new face on a familiar shadow." -- METAL (USA)

"Doubtlessly one of this year's absolute highlights." -- ROCK HARD (DE) (9/10 points, Soundcheck #2)

"...endless darkness, pure emotion and sheer hate soaked in a deep black aura - an insane album! Probably it's already THE black metal record of the year!" -- METAL HAMMER (DE) (7/7 points, Soundcheck #3)

"Evil melodies, somewhere between DISSECTION and MAYHEM, the proverbial black fire and a high amount of individuality are mandatory on 'The Wild Hunt'." -- LEGACY (DE) (14/15 points)

"'The Wild Hunt' embodies not only the most anticipated heavy record of the year, but also the most important album of WATAIN's career." -- METAL HAMMER (UK) (9/10 points)

"Every single song is an explosive revolution." -- TERRORIZER (UK) (9.5/10 points)

"Exciting, vital music that grabs you by the soul." -- KERRANG (UK)

"'The Wild Hunt' is amazing! WATAIN are the masters! A true icon of the modern Black Metal scene" -- METALLIAN (FR)

"WATAIN adds new influences and colours in its black metal and creates its best album to date. An intense, great work that should attract many new fans." -- ROCK HARD (FR)

"The essential extreme metal album of this year." -- ROCK HARD (IT)

WATAIN "The Wild Hunt North America" tour dates feat. IN SOLITUDE, TRIBULATION
Oct. 15--Chicago, IL--Bottom Lounge
Oct. 16--Minneapolis, MN--Triple Rock Social Club
Oct. 18--Denver, CO--Marquis Theatre
Oct. 19--Salt Lake City, UT--In The Venue
Oct. 21--Seattle, WA--Studio Seven
Oct. 22--Vancouver, BC--Rickshaw
Oct. 23--Portland, OR--Hawthorne Theater
Oct. 25--Oakland, CA--Oakland Metro
Oct. 26--Los Angeles, CA--VEX
Oct. 27--Phoenix, AZ--Joe's Grotto
Oct. 28--Albuquerque, NM--Launch Pad
Oct. 30--Austin, TX--Red 7
Oct. 31--New Orleans, LA--Siberia
Nov. 1--Atlanta, GA--Masquerade Hell
Nov. 2--Charlotte, NC--The Casbah
Nov. 3--Baltimore, MD--Baltimore Sound Stage 

WATAIN online:

AMULET signs worldwide deal with Century Media Records
Heavy metal was founded in England and still lives in England. London's AMULET quickly gained attention in the underground scene with their demo Cut The Crap in 2011. The tape sold out fast as did the 7" version, which is starting to become a collector's item. After supporting bands like PAGAN ALTAR, MANILLA ROAD and THE SWORD and playing festivals like Bloodstock (UK), Hell's Pleasure (Germany) and Muskelrock (Sweden), Century Media Records became very interested in AMULET. Now a worldwide deal has been signed to spread the gospel of Heavy Metal.

The band comments: "AMULET want to thank all those who have helped take the band to this point, especially the efforts put in from previous axe slingers and of course the mysterious Hangman. To our fans, thanks for storming the front rows and banging your heads. We are excited for the future, it's time to let Heavy Metal reign supreme!"

AMULET formed in 2010. The group is comprised of friends who met at various shows over the years and realized that they all wanted to make the same powerful and honest music. Guitarist Heathen Steven and bassist Bill Dozer founded the band; they were soon joined by Dave Sherwood on drums and vocalist Jamie Elton, and then they were completed with the addition of lead guitarist Nippy Blackford.

The 5-piece is inspired by the golden-era of Heavy Metal and Hard Rock, but they add a focused and slightly doomy, riff-heavy sound of their own. Fans can expect short songs with catchy vocals, heavy riffs, soaring leads and bone-shaking bass, driven to the limit with pounding drums. A sound that fits somewhere after "classic" BLACK SABBATH, but before METALLICA's scene-defining debut.

Check out for AMULET's Cut The Crap session videos, plus an amazing acoustic performance at Bloodstock, and more.

Expect AMULET's debut album to be released sometime in 2014 via Century Media Records. Stay tuned for more news coming soon!

AMULET live:
11.9.2013 - Heavy Sound Festival - Kouter, Belgium (w/ GRIM REAPER, ALPHA TIGER, etc.)

AMULET online: