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Predatory Void launches new single, “Grovel”

On April 21st, Predatory Void will release their debut album, Seven Keys to the Discomfort of Beingvia Century Media Records. For a preview of Seven Keys to the Discomfort of Being, the new single, “Grovel”, can be streamed now here; the track’s official visualizer can be seen later today at 10AM PT | 1PM ET | 6PM CET here:

Predatory Void comments: “‘Grovel’ is a death metal inspired track about the cyclical nature of life, which is ruthless to everyone who comes into this world. It is on us to choose sides, try and find answers and struggle in a universe that has existed before us and will go on after us.”

Watch the videos for the previously released singles below:

“Endless Return To The Kingdom Of Sleep”

*(struggling..)”

Seven Keys to the Discomfort of Being can be pre-ordered here – where the record is also available in the following versions:

  • Ltd. CD Digipak
  • Gatefold black LP
  • Gatefold clear LP available via CM Distro Wholesale EU, CMdistro.de & Evil Greed
    (limited to 300 copies)
  • Gatefold transp. red LP available via Predatory Void
    (band exclusive; limited to 300 copies)
  • Digital album
Seven Keys to the Discomfort of Being album artwork
Album artwork by: Sven Harambašić

Seven Keys to the Discomfort of Being  track-listing:

  1. Grovel
  2. *(struggling..)
  3. Endless Return To The Kingdom Of Sleep
  4. Seeds Of Frustration
  5. The Well Within
  6. Shedding Weathered Skin
  7. Funerary Vision

Predatory Void came to be when guitarist Lennart Bossu (Amenra, Oathbreaker) found himself writing material that wasn’t really suited for Amenra. Lennart gathered a group of likeminded people living in the area of Ghent (BE) – including the versatile vocalist and tattoo artist Lina R – and soon after, the band was born, with Tim De Gieter (bass; Amenra, Doodseskader, Much Luv Studio), Thijs De Cloedt (guitar; Cobra The Impaler, ex-Aborted), and Vincent Verstrepen (drums). Predatory Void played their first show at the renowned Soulcrusher Festival (NL) alongside artists such as Ihsahn, Envy, Cave In and Heriot, creating a buzz within the scene. With an album’s worth of material already written, they signed to Century Media Records for their worldwide debut.

With their signing announcement, Predatory Void also revealed their plans to perform said debut record – Seven Keys to the Discomfort of Being – in full at Roadburn Festival 2023. See below for all upcoming dates!

Predatory Void live:

  • Apr. 20, 2023 – Tilburg (NL) – Roadburn Festival
  • Apr. 29, 2023 – Leffinge (BE) – De Zwerver
  • May 2, 2023 – Brussels (BE) – Les Nuits Botanique
  • May 10, 2023 – Ghent (BE) – De Vooruit
  • July 6, 2023 – Groningen (NL) – Vera
  • Aug. 11, 2023 – Kortrijk (BE) – Alcatraz Festival

Predatory Void line-up:

  • Lina R – vocals
  • Lennart Bossu – guitar
  • Tim De Gieter – bass
  • Thijs De Cloedt – guitar
  • Vincent Verstrepen – drums

Predatory Void online:

Featured photo (top) by Tetiana Malezhyk / Yoss Photography

Arch Enemy Launches New Video for “Poisoned Arrow”; Prepares to Kick Off Worldwide Touring This Weekend

After releasing their latest record, Deceivers, last year to critical acclaim, extreme metal masters Arch Enemy have returned today with a new video for the album track, “Poisoned Arrow“. Produced by Mirko Witzki (Witzki Visions), watch “Poisoned Arrow” today at 9AM PT//12PM ET//6PM CET here.


Michael Amott comments as follows: “I almost can’t believe we’re releasing a 7th (!) video off our recent ‘Deceivers’ album. Yet here it is, ‘Poisoned Arrow’, a mid-tempo track drenched in melodic guitar work and a somewhat different vibe overall compared to the other singles we’ve had out.

“The video was shot in Berlin, Germany during a hectic whirlwind schedule with director Mirko Witzki and his talented crew – they even made it snow in the middle of the sweltering German summer heat!

“Here’s another Deutschland connection for you; our German friend Raphy played the beautiful cello part on the intro and outro of the song, thanks again mate!

“2023 is upon us and Arch Enemy is back on the road again, we launch the proceedings in New Zealand, Australia and Japan and have a big European summer run too.

Who knows where we’ll go after that…but for now, check out ‘Poisoned Arrow’!”

Starting this weekend, Arch Enemy will hit the road, touring the world in support of Deceivers. The quintet will first appear in New Zealand and Australia before heading to Japan; this summer, fans will have the chance to catch Arch Enemy at the biggest festivals across Europe (with more EU shows to be announced soon!). See below for all dates!

Arch Enemy New Zealand/Australia tour 2023

  • Feb. 12, 2023 – Auckland, NZ – Powerstation
  • Feb. 14, 2023 – Adelaide, AU – Governor Hindmarsh
  • Feb. 15, 2023 – Brisbane, AU – Tivoli Theatre
  • Feb. 17, 2023 – Sydney, AU – Metro Theatre
  • Feb. 18, 2023 – Melbourne, AU – Forum Theatre
  • Feb. 19, 2023 – Fremantle, AU – Metropolis

Arch Enemy Japan tour 2023

  • Feb. 22, 2023 – Koto City, JP
  • Feb. 24, 2023 – Hokkaido, JP
  • Feb. 27, 2023 – Aichi, JP
  • Feb. 28, 2023 – Osaka, JP
  • Mar. 1, 2023 – Fukuoka, JP
  • Mar. 3, 2023 – Koto City, JP

Arch Enemy EU festivals 2023

  • June 2, 2023 – Metalfest (CZ)
  • June 3, 2023 – Rock Im Park (GER)
  • June 4, 2023 – Rock Am Ring (GER)
  • June 6, 2023 – Laiterie (FR)
  • June 7, 2023 – La Belle Electrique (FR)
  • June 9, 2023 – Greenfield Festival (CH)
  • June 10, 2023 – Nova Rock Festival (AT)
  • June 13, 2023 – Le Splendid Festival (FR)
  • June 14, 2023 – 013 Tilburg (NL)
  • June 15, 2023 – Graspop Metal Meeting (BE)
  • June 17, 2023 – Hellfest (FR)
  • June 21, 2023 – Tvornica Kulture (HR)
  • June 24, 2023 – Alpen Flair Festival (IT)
  • June 25, 2023 – Rockhal (LUX)
  • June 29, 2023 – Provinssi Festival (FI)
  • June 30, 2023 – Tuska Festival (FI)
  • July 1, 2023 – Hard Rock Laager (EST)
  • July 3, 2023 – Art Factory Loftas (LTU)
  • July 5, 2023 – B90 Club (PL)
  • July 6, 2023 – Studio Krakow (PL)
  • July 7, 2023 – Rock Harz Festival (GER)
  • Aug. 6, 2023 – Rockstadt Extreme Fest (RO)
  • Aug. 10, 2023 – Leyendas del Rock (ES)

Deceivers

A collection of 11 tracks that are ruthlessly catchy and mercilessly violent, 2022’s Deceivers stands toe-to-toe with the highlights of the band’s storied catalogue. Roaring to life with “Handshake With Hell“, Arch Enemy make it clear they are out for blood, and every track is a hit, from the moody “Poisoned Arrow” to the titanically anthemic “One Last Time“. Sounding more energized than ever, the quintet is operating at the highest level, delivering a maelstrom of diamond-hard riffing wrapped around cinematic melodies, thunderous drumming and towering vocals. Arch Enemy has proved, yet again, that they are unstoppable.

Purchase and stream Deceivers now here

Arch Enemy Deceivers Charts

Deceivers achieved enormous chart success in many countries and received international high praise from media!

“Arch Enemy have always been reliable, every few years dropping a solid collection of catchy, chunky melodic death with at least a handful of real bangers to chew on. With ‘Deceivers’, they have surprisingly managed to up their game, delivering an album that slays from start to finish and is essential listening for metalheads yearning for a soundtrack to wreck their necks to.”Kerrang!

“…the band’s strongest work since 2001’s ‘Wages of Sin’.”Decibel Magazine

“With all the turmoil in the world, we can be happy that Swedish legends Arch Enemy are back with their long-awaited 11th album ‘Deceivers’ which once again raises the bar for anyone in the melodic death metal genre.” The Hard Times

“Arch Enemy are not just another metal band. They are the metal band, and if you disagree, give this record a spin.” The Aquarian

“This is great, fucking great, fucking heavy! Get it in ya earholes!”Heavy Magazine

“(…) when listening to it twice, you begin to understand what a monster of an album you are dealing with here.”Metal Hammer (GER)

“First of all, ‘Deceivers’ is a record where many bands can only dream of.” Aardshok (NL)

“Not only does ‘Deceivers’ earn its place in one of the most reliable discographies in modern metal, it does so by being amongst the bravest and most entertaining to date.” Metal Hammer (UK)

“‘Deceivers’ brilliantly plays the card of diversity. Stunning production, powerful choruses; Arch Enemy know how to convince and climbs a step higher.”Rock Hard (FR)

“Once again they have turned melodic death metal upside down, proving that they are one of the greats of the genre.” La Heavy (ES)

Arch Enemy is:

Alissa White-Gluz – Vocals
Michael Amott – Guitars
Jeff Loomis – Guitars
Sharlee D’Angelo – Bass
Daniel Erlandsson – Drums

Arch Enemy online:



Featured photo (top) by Katja Kuhl

Lacuna Coil Release “Swamped XX” Single Off Upcoming ‘Comalies XX’ Reissued Album

Italian metal legends Lacuna Coil presented their new single “Swamped XX” on September 15, 2022. This song follows the previously launched track, “Tight Rope XX“, which is also taken off the upcoming re-issue, Comalies XX, set to be released on October 14th through Century Media Records. Watch “Swamped XX” here (directed, filmed and edited by Trilathera

True to the maxim “never change a winning team”, Lacuna Coil decided to release the opener of the album – like its original predecessor “Swamped” (2002) – as a single again. Same energy and drama as 20 years ago, but dressed for 2022 and ready to win over old fans, as well as new fans, alike.

Pre-Order Comalies XX

Lacuna Coil Comalies XX album artwork
Lacuna Coil Comalies XX album artwork

Available as a Ltd. Deluxe 2-CD Artbook, 2-CD Jewelcase, Ltd. Gatefold 2-LP+2-CD & LP-Booklet and digital album, Comalies XX is an entirely deconstructed and remade re-recording of Lacuna Coil‘s third full-length album, Comalies (2002). Featuring the original songs from the classic record, plus new versions of the 13 tracks, Comalies XX will be released October 14th via Century Media Records. Same energy and drama as 20 years ago, but dressed for 2022 and ready to win over old fans, as well as new fans, alike.

In celebration of this release, Lacuna Coil have been touring the USA, with Butcher Babies, Uncured, and Lions At The Gate. The tour wraps September 23, 2022 in Joliet, Illinois at The Forge.

Lacuna Coil group promo photo
Lacuna Coil
| Photography:
CUNENE

Lacuna Coil members:

  • Cristina Scabbia – Vocals
  • Andrea Ferro – Vocals
  • Marco Coti Zelati – Bass guitar, Guitars, Keys & Synths
  • Diego Cavallotti – Guitars
  • Richard Meiz – Drums

Lacuna Coil online:

TERMINA Releases Single “Translucent”

“Transluscent” artwork

Today, TERMINA has returned with a new slab of modern metal, in the form of standalone single, “Translucent” – featuring guitarist Nik Nocturnal (who also handled other instrumentals), vocalist Andy Cizek (Monuments, Makari, WVNDER)and drummer Chris Turner (Oceans Ate Alaska)Mixed and mastered by Zakk Cervini (Bring Me The Horizon, Motionless In White, Coheed And Cambria, etc), “Translucent” is streaming now on Spotify, with the mind-bending, AI-generated video available for viewing here:

(Produced by Patrick Lawler)

Nocturnal comments: “‘Translucent’ is the start of a brand new era for TERMINA. We took everything that we and our fans loved about our first album, ‘Dysphoria‘, and used that as the foundation for this new song – but, we cranked it up to an 11 for this release: we decided to enlist a real drummer, Chris Turner (Oceans Ate Alaska), and get a professional mix/master from Zakk Cervini. The resulting single is pure insanity, plus catchier and heavier than ever before. There’s no question we’ve built the ultimate Modern Metal team for this one.”

Regarding the song’s theme, Cizek adds: “‘Translucent’ is about being at war with yourself, feeling stuck in time, paralyzed by your own mind.”
 
TERMINA are re-defining modern metal. In the (very) recent past, the catchall genre has managed to catch the dregs of all of metal’s worst stereotypes for a homogenous sound less modern and more meh. In the hands of Nocturnal, Cizek and Turner, the tenets of metal’s newest subgenres become redefined. Metalcore, djent and deathcore are the true triumvirate of modernity, and combining them in fresh ways with a solid pop sensibility keeps it fresh, invigorating and truly progressive.

Stay tuned for more news about TERMINA coming soon!

TERMINA line-up:

  • Nik Nocturnal – guitars and instrumentals
  • Andy Cizek – vocals
  • Chris Turner – drums (session)

TERMINA online:

Arch Enemy Launches ‘Sunset Over The Empire’ 7″ Pre-order; Kicks Off Tours

On July 29th, extreme metal masters Arch Enemy will unleash their 11th studio album, Deceivers, via Century Media Records. For fans that can’t wait for the record’s release, the band is now offering a new 7″, Sunset Over The Empire (due out May 20th) – with the title track also appearing on Deceivers.

Arch Enemy SOTE Album Art by CVSPE
Single cover artwork by: CVSPE

Arch Enemy’s founder and chief songwriter Michael Amott comments: “I am thrilled that we are releasing our next single ‘Sunset over the Empire’ not only digitally everywhere as usual, but also as a physical 7″ vinyl record. I’m a big fan of the vinyl format myself and I think this killer looking 7″ will be a nice collector’s item as it’s a limited run. The B-side is an instrumental we’ve never released before on a record, and the A-side is one of my fave tracks off our new upcoming album ‘Deceivers’!”

Sunset Over The Empire Tracklist:

  1. Sunset Over The Empire
  2. The Judging Eyes

Sunset Over The Empire will be released as a digital single, with video, in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

Pre-order Sunset Over The Empire  here, where the 7″ is available in the following versions:

Arch Enemy SOTE White LP
White Vinyl
(limited to 1000 copies; available via CM Distro Europe)
Arch Enemy SOTE Orange LP
Transparent Orange Vinyl
(limited to 500 copies; band exclusive)

Deceivers

Arch Enemy Deceivers Artwork by Alex Reisfar
Album artwork by Alex Reisfar

Tracklist

  1. Handshake With Hell
  2. Deceiver, Deceiver
  3. In The Eye Of The Storm
  4. The Watcher
  5. Poisoned Arrow
  6. Sunset Over The Empire
  7. House Of Mirrors
  8. Spreading Black Wings
  9. Mourning Star
  10. One Last Time
  11. Exiled From Earth

About

A collection of 11 tracks that are ruthlessly catchy and mercilessly violent, Deceivers stands toe-to-toe with the highlights of the band’s storied catalogue. Roaring to life with “Handshake With Hell”, Arch Enemy make it clear they are out for blood, and every track is a hit, from the moody “Poisoned Arrow” to the titanically anthemic “One Last Time“. Sounding more energized than ever, the quintet is operating at the highest level, delivering a maelstrom of diamond-hard riffing wrapped around cinematic melodies, thunderous drumming and towering vocals. Arch Enemy has proved, yet again, that they are unstoppable.

To hear more from Deceivers, the latest single, “Handshake With Hell“, can be streamed here – where the album is also available for pre-order in many limited edition formats, such as:

  • Digital album
  • Ltd. Deluxe 2LP+CD Artbook
  • Ltd. Deluxe CD Box Set
  • Ltd. Black & colored 180g LP
  • Special Edition CD

    and more
Arch Enemy 2 LP box set for Deceivers
Ltd. Deluxe 2LP+CD Artbook
Arch Enemy Deceivers STORM bundle contents
Deceivers STORM Bundle

Touring

Last week, Arch Enemy and Behemoth returned to the states to co-headline “The North American Siege 2022” tour with Napalm Death and Unto Others as special guests, before Arch Enemy appears at select summer festivals; the rescheduled “European Siege 2022” tour (with Arch Enemy, Behemoth, Carcass, Unto Others) will kick off in the fall.

See below for all dates; tickets can be purchased here.

“The North American Siege 2022” tour dates:

w/ Arch Enemy & Behemoth
+ special guests Napalm Death, Unto Others

  • Apr. 22, 2022 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern
  • Apr. 23, 2022 – Charlotte. NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
  • Apr. 25, 2022 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel
  • Apr. 26, 2022 – Montreal, QC @ Mtelus
  • Apr. 28, 2022 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
  • Apr. 29, 2022 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia
  • Apr. 30, 2022 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium
  • May 2, 2022 – Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theatre
  • May 4, 2022 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
  • May 7, 2022 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
  • May 9, 2022 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
  • May 10, 2022 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
  • May 11, 2022 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
  • May 13, 2022 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre
  • May 15, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Hollywood Palladium

Arch Enemy 2022 festival dates:

  • Aug. 6, 2022 – Wacken, DE @ Wacken Open Air
  • Aug. 17-20, 2022 – Dinkelsbuehl, DE @ Summer Breeze Festival
  • Aug. 18-20, 2022 – Sulingen, DE @ Reload Festival

“The European Siege 2022” tour dates:

w/ Arch Enemy & Behemoth
+ special guests Carcass, Unto Others

  • Sept. 27, 2022 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia Theatre
  • Sept. 29, 2022 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy Glasgow
  • Sept. 30, 2022 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo
  • Oct. 1, 2022 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy Birmingham
  • Oct. 2, 2022 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
  • Oct. 4, 2022 – Paris, FR @ Le Zénith
  • Oct. 5, 2022 – Toulouse, FR @ Le Bikini
  • Oct. 7, 2022 – Lisbon, PT @ Coliseu de Lisboa
  • Oct. 8, 2022 – Madrid, ES @ Palacio Vistalegre
  • Oct. 9, 2022 – Barcelona, ES @ Palau Sant Jordi
  • Oct. 11, 2022 – Lyon, FR @ Le Radiant
  • Oct. 12, 2022 – Milano, IT @ Alcatraz
  • Oct. 14, 2022 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
  • Oct. 15, 2022 – Prague, CZ @ Tipsport Arena
  • Oct. 16, 2022 – Budapest, HU @ Barba Negra
  • Oct. 18, 2022 – Vienna, AT @ Gasometer
  • Oct. 19, 2022 – Katowice, PL @ Spodek
  • Oct. 21, 2022 – Ludwigsburg, DE @ MHP Arena
  • Oct. 22, 2022 – Den Bosch, NL @ Mainstage Brabanthallen
  • Oct. 23, 2022 – Brussels, BE @ Forest National
  • Oct. 25, 2022 – Zurich, CH @ Samsung Hall
  • Oct. 26, 2022 – Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle
  • Oct. 28, 2022 – Munich, DE @ Zenith
  • Oct. 29, 2022 – Düsseldorf, DE @ Mitsubishi Electric Halle
  • Oct. 30, 2022 – Hamburg, DE @ edel-optics.de Arena
  • Oct. 31, 2022 – Gothenburg, SE @ Partille Arena
  • Nov. 2, 2022 – Helsinki, FI @ Ice Hall
  • Nov. 4, 2022 – Stockholm, SE @ Annexet
  • Nov. 5, 2022 – Copenhagen, DK @ Forum
  • Nov. 6, 2022 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene

Arch Enemy is:

  • Alissa White-Gluz – Vocals
  • Michael Amott – Guitars
  • Jeff Loomis – Guitars
  • Sharlee D’Angelo – Bass
  • Daniel Erlandsson – Drums

Arch Enemy online:


Featured image (top) by Katja Kuhl