Auri (Nightwish) Premiere New Song “The Valley”

Auri, the band featuring Tuomas Holopainen (Nightwish), Troy Donockley (Nightwish), and Holopainen’s wife Johanna Kurkela, have premiered a new song titled “The Valley.” This track is from the group’s new album “II – Those We Don’t Speak Of,” which will be released on September 3. Holopainen commented:

“‘The Valley’ is an ode to homecoming. It’s about things worth a long wait, and about all the wondrous waypoints on the road. And while you’re wandering on that road, why not write a little tune to keep you company. A tune most delicate and hard to catch, but willing to reveal itself once you’ve made your journey, and have almost reached home.”

Paradise Lost’s Self-Titled Album To Be Released On Vinyl For The First Time In October

Paradise Lost will be releasing their 2005 self-titled album on vinyl for the first time on October 8. The effort will be available in two colors including standard black and black/white swirl with orange splatter. Pre-orders made through Omerch from now through October 1 will include an entry into a contest for a test pressing signed by the band. For now, a new lyric video for “Redshift” can be found below:

Kreator’s “Endorama” To Be Reissued In December

Kreator’s “Endorama” is set to be reissued on December 17 via AFM Records. You can find a lyric video for a remastered version of “Golden Age” from the effort below:

“Endorama – Ultimate Edition” Track Listing:

CD1:

01. “Golden Age” (Remastered)
02. “Endorama” (Remastered)
03. “Shadowland” (Remastered)
04. “Chosen Few” (Remastered)
05. “Everlasting Flame” (Remastered)
06. “Passage To Babylon” (Remastered)
07. “Future King” (Remastered)
08. “Entry” (Instrumental) (Remastered)
09. “Soul Eraser” (Remastered
10. “Willing Spirit” (Remastered)
11. “Pandemonium” (Remastered)
12. “Tyranny” (Remastered)
13. “Children Of A Lesser God” (Remastered)

CD2:

01. “Golden Age”
02. “Endorama”
03. “Shadowland”
04. “Chosen Few”
05. “Everlasting Flame”
06. “Passage To Babylon”
07. “Future King”
08. “Entry” (Instrumental)
09. “Soul Eraser”
10. “Willing Spirit”
11. “Pandemonium”
12. “Tyranny”

CD3 (Bonus CD):

01. “Golden Age” (Demo Version)
02. “Shadowland” (Demo Version)
03. “Only A Sleeper Considers Life Real” (Previously Unreleased Demo)
04. “Children Of A Lesser God” (Demo Version)
05. “Everlasting Flame” (Demo Version)
06. “Soul Eraser” (Demo Version)
07. “From A Thousand Thrones” (Previously Unreleased Demo)

Vinyl:

Side A:

01. “Golden Age” (Remastered)
02. “Endorama” (Remastered)
03. “Shadowland” (Remastered)

Side B:

04. “Chosen Few” (Remastered)
05. “Everlasting Flame” (Remastered)
06. “Passage To Babylon” (Remastered)

Side C:

07. “Future King” (Remastered)
08. “Entry” (Instrumental) (Remastered)
09. “Soul Eraser” (Remastered)
10. “Willing Spirit” (Remastered)

Side D:

11. “Pandemonium” (Remastered)
12. “Tyranny” (Remastered)
13. “Children Of A Lesser God” (Remastered)

Ex Deo (Kataklysm, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Boudicca (Queen Of The Iceni)” Featuring Unleash The Archers’ Brittney Slayes

Ex Deo (Kataklysm, etc.) have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Boudicca (Queen Of The Iceni).” This track features Unleash The Archers’ Brittney Slayes and it will appear on the band’s new album “The Thirteen Years Of Nero,” which is set to be released on August 27.

Maurizio Iacono commented:

“Queen Boudicca has been a symbol of freedom and rebellion in England since her ultimate sacrifice on the battlefield defending her people and their beliefs. Rome, in full expansion and under the rule of emperor Nero, was on a mission to annex Britain as a Roman province after the death of King Prasutagus (Boudicca’s husband). The Roman treaty died, and so did peace.

The song embodies the tense exchange and mind frame of Boudicca against the Roman Empire’s invasion and occupation. We are thrilled that Brittney Slayes of Unleash The Archers accepted the invitation to guest and deliver a powerful performance on this song. There’s no one that better embodies the fighting spirit of Boudicca in metal than Brittney – the choice was clear. Prepare to be transported to ancient times of war and let the metal flow!”

Slayes added:

“I was beyond excited to get the invite to be a part of this project! I am a huge Ex Deo fan, plus I love the history and mythology they always incorporate into their albums, so it was a huge honour. Not to mention getting to ‘play’ the role of the iconic and powerful Boudicca was the chance of a lifetime! I have always been inspired by the warrior queen of the Iceni and could not wait to lend my voice to her part. Here’s hoping everyone enjoys this track as much as I do!”

Anette Olzon (Ex-Nightwish) Premieres New Song “Sick Of You”

Anette Olzon (The Dark Element, ex-Nightwish) has premiered a new song titled “Sick Of You.” This track is from her new album “Strong,” which will be released on September 10. Olzon commented:

“‘Sick Of You’ is a song for the ones who has been used, abused, lied to, and mistreated over and over again and now enough is enough and you’re taking back control of your life.”

Daughtry To Release New Album “Dearly Beloved” In September, Announce Fall Tour With Sevendust, Tremonti, & Travis Bracht

Daughtry will be releasing a new album, titled “Dearly Beloved,” on September 17. You can find a lyric video for the effort’s latest single, “Lioness,” below:

“Dearly Beloved” Track Listing:

01. “Desperation”
02. “World On Fire”
03. “Heavy Is The Crown”
04. “Changes Are Coming”
05. “Dearly Beloved”
06. “Cry For Help”
07. “Evil”
08. “Asylum”
09. “The Victim”
10. “Somebody”
11. “Call You Mine”
12. “Lioness”
13. “Break Into My Heart”

In other news, the band have also announced a fall tour with Sevendust, Tremonti, and Travis Bracht:

11/03 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium (no Travis Bracht)
11/06 Providence, RI – The Strand
11/07 Portland, ME – State Theatre
11/09 Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre
11/10 Syracuse, NY – Landmark Theatre
11/12 Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Resort Spa & Casino – Event Center
11/13 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
11/14 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
11/16 Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theater (support TBA)
11/17 Huntington, NY – Paramount Theatre
11/19 Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre
11/20 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
11/21 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre (support TBA)
11/23 St. Louis, MO – The Factory
11/24 Corbin, KY – The Corbin Arena
11/27 Joliet, IL – Rialto Square Theater (support TBA)
11/29 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
11/30 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
12/02 San Jose, CA – San Jose Civic
12/03 Reno, NV – Grand Theatre at The Grand Sierra Resort
12/05 Las Vegas, NV – The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
12/06 Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
12/08 El Paso, TX – Abraham Chavez Theatre
12/10 Dallas, TX – The Factory (support TBA)
12/13 New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore New Orleans
12/15 Atlanta, GA – Coca Cola Roxy
12/16 Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
12/17 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live (support TBA)

Benighted Premiere New Song “A Personified Evil” Featuring Fleshgod Apocalypse’s Francesco Paoli

Benighted have teamed up with Fleshgod Apocalypse’s Francesco Paoli for a new song titled “A Personified Evil.” You can check that out below. Benighted’s Julien Truchan said the following about the track:

“NEW BENIGHTED SUMMER HIT! Here we go with “A Personified Evil,” our brand new single featuring none but our amazing brother Francesco Paoli from Fleshgod Apocalypse! 2’53 of pure violence available in this lyric video released by our friend Guilherme who did a great job! Tell us what you think about this new piece of insanity and please spread it everywhere you can, not only on the beach! 🤣 Thank you for your support and let’s dance!”

[via Metal Injection]

Trivium’s Matt Heafy Guests On New Version Of Powerwolf’s “Fist By Fist (Sacralize Or Strike)”

Powerwolf have teamed up with Trivium’s Matt Heafy for a new version of their song “Fist By Fist (Sacralize Or Strike).” The updated take on the track will be featured on a bonus album, titled “Missa Cantorem,” which will be included with select editions of the band’s new album “Call Of The Wild“ (out July 16). Heafy commented:

“It is a tremendous honor to be able to do my rendition of the fantastic ‘Fist By Fist‘ by the mighty Powerwolf. Powerwolf has been one of my favorite bands for ages, so this is a privilege of the highest caliber.”