Metal Blade News: July 10, 2017

Reveal Details For New Album, Amain
Launch First Single, The Last of Stands

 On August 25th, Finnish cinemascope metallers Crimfall will release their new album, Amain, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! 
To hear the first single, "The Last of Stands", please visit: - where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:

--limited Digipak CD with exclusive bonus tracks (acoustic and instrumental songs)
--180g black vinyl
--red/black marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 300 copies)
--skin colored marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 200 copies)
--bluish gray marbled vinyl (USA exclusive - limited to 100 copies)
exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!

Crimfall comments: "We couldn't be happier to publish a meaty sample from our forthcoming album. This MASSIVE six years of production is finally seeing the light of day and we are more than proud about what we have accomplished. At the same time we would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all those dozens of volunteers who have been contributing and helping us to see it through one more battle in Crimfall history. The first single 'The Last of Stands' represents the most vigorous and pompous side of the album. Expect to be steamrolled from the first note as we unleash the frustration of past years in a single unforgiving assault. Victory or death!"

Amain is Crimfall's most ambitious album yet, combining familiar elements with fresh inspiration, and wreathed in massive crisp production from Fascination Street Studios. Featuring music that spans from monumental orchestrations to songs whispered over fading pyres, Amain contains layers upon layers of grand melodies woven between jagged shadows. On this new release, Crimfall also continues to sing the stories of wars waged in vain, advocating freedom from religious dogmas and the bloody chains of tradition.

Amain track-listing:
1. Eschaton
2. The Last of Stands
3. Ten Winters Apart - pt1. Far From Any Fate
4. Ten Winters Apart - pt2. Song of Mourn
5. Ten Winters Apart - pt3. Sunder the Seventh Seal
6. Ten Winters Apart - pt4. Dawn Without a Sun
7. Mother of Unbelievers
8. It's a Long Road
9. Wayward Verities
10. Until Falls the Rain 

Premieres New Single, Manic

  This Friday, Bloodclot - featuring true hardcore pioneers John Joseph (Cro-Mags), Todd Youth (Warzone, Murphy's Law), Joey Castillo (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, Blast!), Nick Oliveri (ex-Queens of the Stone Age, Dwarves
will release their new album, 
Up In Arms, via Metal Blade Records. 

Stream their new single, "Manic", here

For another preview of Up In Arms, the title track and previous single "Kali" can be heard at: - where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats: 


--black vinyl + album download card
--blue vinyl + album download card (limited to 300 copies) 
--white/black splatter vinyl + album download card (limited to 200 copies) 
--golden yellow vinyl + album download card (limited to 100 copies - CoreTex exclusive) 
--red vinyl + album download card (limited to 200 copies - Green Hell exclusive) 
--white vinyl + album download card (limited to 120 copies - USA exclusive) 
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available! 

Or in Australia via 

At its purest, there is little that can match the visceral thrill and empowering spirit of hardcore. As front-man of New York City hardcore kings Cro-MagsUp In Arms, this is something John Joseph knows very well, and with , he and his Bloodclot compatriots deliver a furious collection that hits hard on every level. From the moment the opening title track explodes to life, it's clear that everyone involved is having a blast and playing from the heart, and that this is no frills / no bullshit music at its most passionate. "In this band we're doing what each of us have always done: give it our all," John Joseph states plainly. "We work hard, and we have a lot to say. Look around the planet - people are fed up with the corrupt ruling class. They destroy the planet and kill millions for profit, and the formula for our response is simple: Anger + applied knowledge = results. Don't just bitch. Change it."

Bloodclot line-up:
John Joseph (Cro-Mags) - Vocals 
Todd Youth (
Warzone, Murphy's Law) - Guitars
Nick Oliveri (ex-
Queens of the Stone Age, Dwarves) - Bass
Joey Castillo (ex-
Queens of the Stone Age, Blast!) - Drums 

Bloodclot online: 

Launch Guitar Play-through For To Be Tolerated

You can try to put Destrage in a box but you will never succeed. Words such as "progressive", "cinematic", "mathcore", "technical" and "groove-laden", could be thrown at them, but really the only one you need is Destrage, for they are in a category of their own making. This has never been more true than on A Means To No End, the fourth full-length from the Milan, Italy-based 5-piece, which was released last October via Metal Blade Records. 

Riveting from start to finish, it leads the listener through an emotionally-charged labyrinth of complex yet catchy melody and muscle, following nobody's rules, and it stands out as one of the truly unique releases of 2016. 

For a preview of A Means To No EndDestrage has now launched a play-through video by Camilla Boro (Sandhog Music Production) for the album track "To Be Tolerated" (featuring guitarist Ralph Salati), which can be viewed at: 

To purchase A Means To No End, please visit:

Or In Australia via 

Return In BloodredLupus Dei and Bible Of The Beast
vinyl re-issues now available via Metal Blade Records



Powerwolf has risen over the years to become one of the biggest flagships in the heavy metal scene of today! 
The band has a deep bond with Metal Blade Records who helped them over the period of four albums to become the dominating force they are today. 

Metal Blade will now re-issue the first three full-lengths in the history of Powerwolf - Return In Bloodred, Lupus Dei and Bible Of The Beast - on August 11th on vinyl. 
This is the first time these albums will be available on vinyl as stand-alone releases!

All three albums will receive the "MB Originals" treatment: 400g heavy cardboard spine sleeves (inside out print), big posters, 250g inserts, plus a special vinyl re-mastering from Patrick W. Engel.

Pre-order your copies now at Metal Blade Records (USA -, EMP (EU) or at our ebay-store (EU)!

Return In Bloodred "Originals-Series" LP re-issue
--180g Black Vinyl
--Orange Transparent Vinyl (limited to 300 copies - EU exclusive)
--Golden Vinyl (limited to 200 copies - Napalm exclusive)
--Red/Black Splatter Vinyl (limited to 100 copies - eBay exclusive) 

Lupus Dei "Originals-Series" LP re-issue
--180g Black Vinyl
--Opaque Red Vinyl (limited to 300 copies - EU exclusive)
--Golden Vinyl (limited to 200 copies - Napalm exclusive)
--Red/Black Splatter Vinyl (limited to 100 copies - eBay exclusive)

Bible Of The Beast "Originals-Series" LP re-issue
--180g Black Vinyl
--Red Transparent (limited to 300 copies - EU exclusive)
--Golden Vinyl (limited to 200 copies - Napalm exclusive)
--Red/Black Splatter Vinyl (limited to 100 copies - eBay exclusive) 

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