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Metal Contraband publishes a top 50 spins based metal radio chart weekly based on playlists compiled by commercial, syndicated, public, community, NPR and select college stations nationally. The chart is published every Tuesday at 2:00 PM after finalized. There is a full editorial section as well as up-coming adds at radio and tour dates. The purpose is to fill a void in the metal community other trades have not focused on metal in general. The section's chart editor Chelsea Nelson-Fernandez is based at Skateboard Marketing Ltd. Follow Our Metal News Feeds On:

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JINJER enter studio for their highly anticipated 4th album!Tour dates for September & October 2021 announcedUkraine's mo...
03/22/2021

JINJER enter studio for their highly anticipated 4th album!
Tour dates for September & October 2021 announced

Ukraine's modern metal juggernaut JINJER have proven that they will never lessen their relentless pace and continue to work overtime, earning them the reputation as one of metal’s hardest working bands out there today. With many of their videos cracking the million mark and each of their albums released so far are highly praised by critics, scene insiders and fans alike, the band never tires of distributing their mercilessly progressive, heavy metal music to anyone that will listen.

JINJER have finally entered the studio to start working on their highly anticipated 4th album on Napalm Records. Given the working title #JINJER4 by their fans, the band has been intensively writing new material over the past few months and it promises to be their most visionary and impactful release to date.

Bassist Eugene Abdukhanov commented:
“Those of you who keep an eye on us must have already heard that JINJER have been working on new material pretty much since the beginning of the pandemic. It is one of those situations where even the most negative and terrible predicament can sometimes have a positive outcome. Deprived of live touring, we managed to focus all our creativity and frustration and turn it into new songs which are, in my opinion- the best music we have ever written. It's complex but yet catchy as hell, groovy but with such a palette of notes, sounds and most importantly: feelings... this new album might take the whole genre of extreme music to a whole new level and raise the bar of musicality even higher for this band and the metal scene in general.”

The recording sessions are once again taking place at the Kaska Records Studios in Kiev, Ukraine together with highly talented and good friend producer Max Morton.

Catch JINJER on their EU tour:
plus special guest: HUMANITY'S LAST BREATH
plus support: HYPNO5E

18.09.21 - SK - BRATISLAVA / Majestic
19.09.21 - CZ - JABLONEC NAD NISOU / Eurocentrum
20.09.21 - PL - KRAKOW / Hype Park
22.09.21 - DE - LEIPZIG / Hellraiser
23.09.21 - DE- ROSTOCK / Mau Club
24.09.21 - DE - POTSDAM / Lindenpark
25.09.21 - DE - AARHUS / Train
26.09.21 - NL - NIJMEGEN / Doornroosje
28.09.21 - FR - REIMS / Cartonnerie
29.09.21 - CH - PRATTELN / Z7
30.09.21 - DE - MANNHEIM / Alte Feuerwache
01.10.21 - DE - SAARBRUECKEN / Garage
02.10.21 - DE - COLOGNE / Euroblast Festival
03.10.21 - FR - STRASBOURG / La Laiterie

Pre-Sale:
http://www.jinjer-metal.com/tour?utm_source=Press+News&utm_campaign=7237d771ec-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_03_17_11_08_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7e4e555b47-7237d771ec-26334271

Body Count take the 2021 Grammy for best Metal Performance. Congratulations to Body Count and Century Media Records. Wel...
03/15/2021

Body Count take the 2021 Grammy for best Metal Performance. Congratulations to Body Count and Century Media Records. Well Done!

JOHAN KIHLBERG's IMPERA reveal first video from new METALVILLE album - features members of EUROPE, KING DIAMOND, NOCTURN...
02/25/2021

JOHAN KIHLBERG's IMPERA reveal first video from new METALVILLE album - features members of EUROPE, KING DIAMOND, NOCTURNAL RITES, LION'S SHARE

Today, Johan Kihlberg's Impera are back with their hardest album yet, Spirt of Alchemy, set for international release on April 9th via Metalville Records. The first single "All About You," which will be released digitally on February 26th, shows impressively where the journey on Spirit Of Alchemy will go. See & hear the brand-new video for Impera's "All About You" HERE at Metalville's official YouTube channel.

Johan Kihlberg's Impera is the brainchild of Stockholm born drummer Johan Kihlberg, who formed the band in 2011 after having worked in the music business for over 30 years, performing with members from legendary acts such as KISS, Thin Lizzy, Europe, Rainbow, and Mötley Crue.

Every album leading up to Spirit of Alchemy has been unique in the how Kihlberg has invited his noted friends from the international rock and metal community to add their magic to the songs. This time, the stellar musicianship comes courtesy of no less than bassist John Levén (who has been with Swedish hard rock titans Europe since its formation) and renowned drummer Snowy Shaw (who has a history with King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, and Sabaton). The soaring vocals are brought to you by powerhouse Jonny Lindkvist of Nocturnal Rites, while the stellar guitar wizardry once again is handled by Lars Chriss from Lion's Share.

Spirit of Alchemy is an album full of focus and determination. The metal riffing in songs like the up-tempo rocker “All About You” and the guitar picking that starts off the haunting “When Souls Collide” manage to sound both classic and futuristic at the same time. Even though Johan Kihlberg's Impera’s new effort is rooted in the harder realms of rock, Kihlberg’s lifelong passion for atmospheric movie soundtracks once again shines through in the epic finale that is “Battle.”

The band's heaviest album to date, Spirit of Alchemy is sure to please both older and newer fans and push Johan Kihlberg's Impera’s career to the next level. (preceding text: Carl Linnaeus)

Tracklisting for Johan Kihlberg's Impera's Spirit of Alchemy
1. Nothing Will Last
2. Read It And Weep
3. All About You
4. When Souls Collide
5. In Heaven
6. What Will Be Will Be
7. Lost Your Life To Rock 'n' Roll
8. No
9. Battle

MUSICIANS
Johan Kihlberg – mastermind
Lars Chriss (LION’S SHARE) – guitars
Jonny Lindkvist (NOCTURNAL RITES) – vocals
John Levén (EUROPE) – bass
Snowy Shaw (ex-SABATON, KING DIAMOND) – drums
Kay Backlund (LION’S SHARE) – keyboards
Mats Vassfjord (220 VOLT) – bass on “Lost Your Life To Rock 'n' Roll”
Pontus Egberg (KING DIAMOND) – bass on “In Heaven”

Watch The Video Here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qi9WjuiICs

SANGUISUGABOGG SHARE NSFW SONG "DICK FILET"NEW ALBUM TORTURED WHOLE OUT MARCH 26Ohio's notorious, boundary-pushing, and ...
02/19/2021

SANGUISUGABOGG SHARE NSFW SONG "DICK FILET"
NEW ALBUM TORTURED WHOLE OUT MARCH 26

Ohio's notorious, boundary-pushing, and bloodsucking death metal outfit Sanguisugabogg have shared another NSFW track. This time, the foursome has dropped "Dick Filet."

"This song is about a wild innermost desire inside of us and that's slowly killing and torturing pedophiles," says the band's Devin Swank.

Sanguisugabogg will release their Century Media Records debut, Tortured Whole, on March 26. It's available for pre-order.

Sanguisugabogg craft uncompromising, in-your-face, and not-for-the-weak death metal that siphons inspiration from the '80s and '90s traditions of acts like Cannibal Corpse, Mortician, and GWAR, as well as Dethklok.

Listen Here:
https://sanguisugabogg.lnk.to/TorturedWholePR

Pre-Order Here:
https://sanguisugabogg.lnk.to/TorturedWholePR

MARTY FRIEDMAN RELEASES NEW ALBUM TOKYO JUKEBOX 3OUT ON THE PLAYERS CLUB ON APRIL 16, 2021SIGNED CD BOOKLET FOR THE FIRS...
02/18/2021

MARTY FRIEDMAN RELEASES NEW ALBUM TOKYO JUKEBOX 3
OUT ON THE PLAYERS CLUB ON APRIL 16, 2021

SIGNED CD BOOKLET FOR THE FIRST 100 ORDERS*

Marty Friedman will release the new studio album Tokyo Jukebox 3 via The Players Club / Mascot Label Group on April 16. The record is the third in a series that began with Tokyo Jukebox in 2009, and then Tokyo Jukebox 2 following in 2011. The trilogy presents Friedman’s inspired performances to Japanese repertoire he’s chosen to cover. Scroll down to watch the first 2 songs "The Perfect World" and "Makenaide".

Friedman put a lot of energy into selecting the right songs to cover for the album. His remarkable attention to detail on this album goes beyond the music. The cover image presents the guitarist dressed in a traditional Japanese kimono, with make-up that honors authentic tradition.

You can pre-order "Tokyo Jukebox 3" from your favorite store. *In the MLG EU and US stores we will add a signed CD booklet to the first 100 pre-orders. 1 per order, regardless of the number of items. No reservations.

Listen Here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnG6KUfnhWk

Pre-Order Here:
https://smarturl.it/MartyFriedman-MLG?utm_source=Mascot+Label+Group+%28Master+List%29&utm_campaign=1580ba2c9b-20210218+Tokyo+Jukebox+3+preorder&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b6e9bbf0d1-1580ba2c9b-232243701&mc_cid=1580ba2c9b&mc_eid=b468762ef2

This weeks Metal Contraband Charts & Editorial for Tuesday, February 16th have been published. This week's Q&A is with T...
02/17/2021

This weeks Metal Contraband Charts & Editorial for Tuesday, February 16th have been published. This week's Q&A is with
Them Damn Kings Jef Rhodes.

Reigning on the top 50 radio chart are Hatebreed, Lamb Of
God, Architects and more. AFM Recording artist Evergrey
takes the most added slot for the week.

To view the full section go to:
http://metalcontraband.com

Norse Heavy Metal Legends EINHERJER To Release New Album, North Star and Re-Mastered Version of Legendary Debut Album, D...
02/17/2021

Norse Heavy Metal Legends EINHERJER To Release New Album, North Star and Re-Mastered Version of Legendary Debut Album, Dragons Of The North on February 26 | Pre-Order Available:

Viking Metal pioneers EINHERJER will release their eighth studio album, North Star, on February 26, proving their status as the pioneers of blending Nordic Black Metal and Folk Metal genres into pure Norse Heavy Metal once again.

The album marks the band’s return to Napalm Records after 25 years, and the release of their legendary Dragons Of The North album (1996), which will be re-released as a re-mastered version on February 26 as well.

“Einherjer continue
their development on North Star and increase the hit density and accessibility once again without losing old fans. Strong move!”

- Sebastian Kessler, Metal Hammer Germany -

North Star Tracklist:
1. The Blood And The Iron
2. Stars
3. West Coast Groove
4. Ascension
5. Higher Fire
6. Echoes In Blood
7. Listen To The Graves
8. Chasing The Serpent

North Star will be available in the following formats:

- LP Gatefold Vinyl Marble Green transparent with black + Slipmat + Poster - strictly limited to 200 copies (Napalm Records mailorder only)
- LP Gatefold Vinyl Gold – strictly limited to 300 copies (Napalm Records mailorder only)
- LP Gatefold Vinyl Red
- LP Gatefold Vinyl Black
- 1 CD Digipack
- Digital album

EINHERJER will re-release their groundbreaking debut album, Dragons Of The North, in the year of its 25th anniversary in a re-mastered version! The seminal work of pioneering Viking Metal masters EINHERJER has stood the test of time with a legacy that continues to this day. The 1996 classic album Dragons Of The North has paved the genre’s path for years to come and will now be re-released after its initial release on Napalm Records 25 years ago!

Watch the official video for the second single “The Blood And The Iron”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LRi5Pw1U0U

Pre-Order Dragons Of The North
https://www.napalmrecordsamerica.com/einherjer?utm_term=0_7e4e555b47-cbf8b1dc14-26334271&utm_campaign=cbf8b1dc14-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_05_24_09_58_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Press+News

THE DEAD DAISIES - HOLY GROUNDSMASHES GLOBAL ROCK CHARTS So, who said Rock was Dead!  HOLY GROUND, hit the global rock c...
02/12/2021

THE DEAD DAISIES - HOLY GROUND
SMASHES GLOBAL ROCK CHARTS

So, who said Rock was Dead! HOLY GROUND, hit the global rock charts and climbed to spine-tingling heights with the best results for one of the bands’ albums to date!

HOLY GROUND cracked number 3 on the US Billboard Current Hard Music, No. 5 Billboard Current Rock Album & New Artists Album, No. 8 Billboard Independent Album Charts. In Canada No. 6 on the Hard Music Album, No. 2 on the UK Rock & Metal and Indie Charts and No. 6 on the German Album Charts. No. 1 in Japan on the Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album and No. 4 on the iTunes Charts. No. 9 on the Australian iTunes and Sweden Physical Charts. Brazil made No. 2 on the best sellers list.

Singles from HOLY GROUND reached Top 10 status and/or Album Of The Week on radio stations Planet Rock and Total Rock UK, Heavy 1 France, Rebel FM AU Radio Atlantida BR and Rock Antenne Germany. Tracks have been played on US Radio show heavyweights, Eddie Trunk Sirius/XM and Nights With Alice Cooper! Hundreds of digital stations across the globe have added songs from the album to their playlists.

Donning the front covers of print magazines Goldmine US, Oxmox DE, Metal Hammer PL and featuring in the prestigious Classic Rock, Powerplay UK, PL, DE, Rock Hard DE, FR, IT Rolling Stone FR and Metal Hammer DE, SLAM AT, and Aardschok NE, just to name a few. Literally hundreds of online magazines have covered the album release.

On Spotify, singles continue to be streamed with Unspoken at the heady heights of 1.5M, Bustle and Flow at 409K and HOLY GROUND 235K with the focus track Chosen and Justified already reaching 235K in the first week. Tracks from the album have been added to an amazing 22,000 playlists!

The official videos for Unspoken, Bustle And Flow and HOLY GROUND continue to air on over thirty-four on-air music video stations across the US.

With rave reviews from across the globe with comments such as:

“You can’t possibly not be moved. It’s a crunching introduction and huge sounding opener that ominously suggest that this might be one of the best yet in an already rather special catalogue.”

“The Dead Daisies are a group to take seriously and are rapidly becoming one of the most exciting bands in modern rock!”

“This new opus has all the trappings of a classic.”

Lastly, and certainly not in the least, to all the Daisies friends, fans and media the band want to send out a massive thank you for all the love and support for this album. It is humbling and they are eternally grateful!

CRADLE OF FILTH Announce Their Comic Book Debut with Maledictus AthanaeumIncendium and Heavy Metal Entertainment announc...
02/11/2021

CRADLE OF FILTH Announce Their Comic Book Debut with Maledictus Athanaeum

Incendium and Heavy Metal Entertainment announce the launch of Maledictus Athenaeum, a CRADLE OF FILTH comic book anthology series, under all-new music focused OPUS imprint.

In the ruined halls of the Maledictus Athenaeum lie occult histories, sealed records, and cursed artifacts – this unholy archive explores the far corners of CRADLE OF FILTH’s musical legacy, a vast universe of Ageless Vampires, Mythical Creatures and Vengeful Gods. The Countess, The Huntress, Lilith, The Manticore, and many more, will be revisited in stories from an all-star roster of comics talent from the pages of Heavy Metal Magazine and beyond.

Maledictus Athenaeum begins as a 5-issue series. The first print edition of each issue will be released as a prestige format limited edition collectible comic book, featuring cardstock covers, specialty foil treatments, glossy pages, and individual numbering. Each first printing will be limited to 2500 copies at $16.66, and available to order from https://incendium.online/collections/cradle. The first issue is available to order now and ships May 2021.

“CRADLE OF FILTH’s collaboration with Incendium for the forthcoming comic series and action figures provides an incredible opportunity for fans to indulge and explore the mythologies and murk at the heart of the band’s lyrical compositions,” says Dani Filth. “As an avid collector of Horror figures for decades now - citing the enclosing walls and shelves of my home crammed with toys and memorabilia as an example - I was only too eager to embrace this emphatic union with a company that is as excited about bringing our brand of lascivious Gothic darkness to glorious undeath as we are.”

Incendium CEO Llexi Leon adds, “Dani has created such a rich mythology across CRADLE OF FILTH’s discography and we’re thrilled to explore those dark fantasy worlds with our ‘Maledictus Athenaeum’ anthology, an ever growing gothic library that’s sure enthral readers with an irresistible blend of horror, romance, mystery, and mayhem – featuring incredible visuals to inspire all manner of toys and collectibles across our lines.”

The cursed tales of Maledictus Athenaeum will extend beyond the printed page into toys and collectibles. Dani Filth and the iconic Succubus of CRADLE OF FILTH’s 2001 album Bitter Suites to Succubi make up Wave 1 of the CRADLE OF FILTH action figure range, also available to pre-order for $29.95 each from https://incendium.online/collections/cradle, shipping June 2021.

Filth adds, “To begin with are figures of ‘yours ghoulie’ Dani Filth resplendent in my onstage battle outfit; accompanied to war by the cruel, domineering Succubus from the ‘Bitter Suites To Succubi’ album cover art, who is explored further in the first of many comic book adaptations to be unleashed in ‘Maledictus Athenaeum.’ Both figures come delivered with classic action figure aplomb, whilst the comic book art is both visceral and evocative and is totally stunning. Naturally we cannot wait for fans and collectors alike to get their claws on these unique, exquisite treasures and given the depth of CRADLE OF FILTH’s extensive discography and with a wealth of dark occultisms to draw upon - having tackled the morbid and sordid tales of Elizabeth Bathory, Gilles de Rais, Lucifer and Lilith as full-blown concept albums already- our collaboration with Incendium promises to be a marriage forged in Hell that prospers for aeons…”

About CRADLE OF FILTH:
Belched from Hell’s depths into the rustic charms of the Witch County, Suffolk thirty long and disturbing years ago, CRADLE OF FILTH are undisputed giants of the heavy metal realm. Imperious purveyors of a perennially unique strain of dark, dastardly and willfully extreme metal, with deep roots in the worlds of gothic horror and occult curiosity, the band led by Dani Filth has weathered three decades of tumult and trial, earning a formidable reputation as both a singular creative force and one of the most riotously entertaining live bands the metal world has ever produced.

From primitive early works like 1992 debut The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh to more expansive and theatrical classics like Cruelty And The Beast and Midian, CRADLE OF FILTH defied trends and constructed their own idiosyncratic world of foul grandeur, becoming one of the UK’s most notable metal bands in the process. Since then, they have traversed the world countless times, hoovering up plaudits and praise from an ever-expanding international fan base. Resolutely prolific, the band’s catalogue has grown in depth and stature all the while, irrespective of line-up changes or the whims of the faithful.

CRADLE OF FILTH online:
www.cradleoffilth.com
www.facebook.com/cradleoffilth
www.instagram.com/cradleoffilth
https://twitter.com/cradleoffilth

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Metal Contraband is a weekly music industry trade magazine. Metal Contraband publishes a top 50 spins based metal radio chart weekly based on playlists compiled by commercial, syndicated, public, community, NPR and select college stations nationally. The chart is published every Tuesday at 2:00 PM after finalized. Metal Contraband is fully owned & published through Skateboard Marketing Ltd. There is a full editorial section as well as up-coming adds at radio and tour dates. The purpose is to fill a void in the metal community other trades have not focused on metal in general. The section's chart editor Chelsea Nelson-Fernandez is based at Skateboard Marketing Ltd. Follow Our Metal News Feeds On: Twitter.com @Metalcontraband @skateboardmkt Instagram: @Metalcontraband @skateboardmarketing

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