Avatar To Release “The King Live In Paris” In May

Avatar will be releasing a new live album titled “The King Live In Paris” on May 17. The effort was recorded at the 2018 Download Festival in Paris, France and a stream of “Bloody Angel” from the set can be found below:

Frontman Johannes Eckerström commented:

“Looking back at all that’s happened and what’s still going on it feels more like a document from a pivotal battle than a live album.

In the past, I’ve found it hard to motivate making something like this, but as time goes on, I find it fortunate that we get to have our work captured like this. I realize now more than ever that we are in the process of constant change. This release is a version of Avatar that didn’t exist a year prior, and that already has morphed into something else. The show at Download Paris was a particular one for many reasons. We are very proud of the result.”

“The King Live In Paris” Track Listing:

01. “Intro”
02. “Statue Of The King”
03. “Let It Burn”
04. “Paint Me Red”
05. “Bloody Angel”
06. “For The Swarm”
07. “Tower”
08. “The Eagle Has Landed”
09. “Smells Like A Freakshow”
10. “Avatar Country”
11. “Hail The Apocalypse”


Entombed To Release “Clandestine – Live” In May

Original Entombed members Alex Hellid, Uffe Cederlund, and Nicke Andersson will be releasing “Clandestine – Live” on May 17. The effort will feature the band’s November 12, 2016 show at Malmö Live in Malmö, Sweden, in which they performed “Clandestine” in full with ex-Morbus Chron members Robert Andersson and Edvin Aftonfalk. You can pre-order the release in various formats HERE.

“Clandestine – Live” Track Listing:

01. “Intro”
02. “Living Dead”
03. “Sinners Bleed”
04. “Evilyn”
05. “Blessed Be”
06. “Stranger Aeons”
07. “Chaos Breed”
08. “Crawl”
09. “Severe Burns”
10. “Through The Colonnades”
11. “Left Hand Path”

Zeal & Ardor To Release Limited Live Album

Zeal & Ardor will be releasing a limited live album titled “Live In Montreux” in December. The effort was recorded during the band’s July 5 show at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, SWI and it will only be available for pre-order at the band’s merch table during their European/UK tour.

Track Listing:

Side A:

01. “Come On Down”
02. “Blood In The River”
03. “Fire Of Motion”
04. “Row Row”

Side B:

05. “Devil Is Fine”
06. “Don’t You Dare”
07. “Baphomet”

Raven To Release New Live Album “Screaming Murder Death From Above: Live In Aalborg” In January

Raven will be releasing a new live album titled “Screaming Murder Death From Above: Live In Aalborg” on January 18. The effort features the band’s 2017 show in Aalborg, Denmark and it will be available as a CD digipak, a 2LP gatefold, and digitally.

Track Listing:

01. “Destroy All Monsters”
02. “Hell Patrol”
03. “All For One”
04. “Hung Drawn And Quartered”
05. “Rock Until You Drop”
06. “A.A.N.S.M.M.G.N.”
07. “Tank Treads (The Blood Runs Red)”
08. “Faster Than The Speed Of Light”
09. “On And On”
10. “Break The Chain”
11. “Crash Bang Wallop”

Volbeat To Release “Let’s Boogie! Live From Telia Parken” In December

Volbeat’s new live release “Let’s Boogie! Live From Telia Parken” is set to be released on December 14 via Vertigo. The effort, which features the band’s August 26, 2017 show at the Telia Parken in their hometown of Copenhagen, Denmark, will be available as a Blu-ray/2-CD set, a DVD/2-CD set, a 2-CD set, a 3-LP set, and digitally. Pre-orders can be found HERE. Michael Poulsen commented:

“Headlining Telia Parken was a dream come true, and we’re humbled and honored that so many members of the Volbeat family came from far and wide to celebrate with us. We’re thrilled to be able to share what was a milestone night for us with everyone.”

Track Listing:

01. “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown”
02. “Heaven Nor Hell”
03. “Radio Girl”
04. “Lola Montez”
05. “Let It Burn” [feat. Mia Maja]
06. “Doc Holiday”
07. “Sad Man’s Tongue”
08. “16 Dollars”
09. “7 Shots” [feat. Mille Petrozza (Kreator) and Rod Sinclair]
10. “Fallen”
11. “Slaytan”
12. “Dead But Rising”
13. “Goodbye Forever”
14. “Maybellene I Hofteholder”
15. “The Everlasting”
16. “For Evigt” [feat. Johan Olsen, Mia Maja and Rod Sinclair]
17. “Evelyn” [feat. Mark “Barney” Greenway (Napalm Death)]
18. “Lonesome Rider”
19. “Seal The Deal”
20. “The Garden’s Tale” [feat. Johan Olsen]
21. “Guitar Gangsters And Cadillac Blood” [feat. Lars Ulrich (Metallica)]
22. “Enter Sandman” [Metallica cover] [feat. Lars Ulrich (Metallica)]
23. “A Warrior’s Call” [feat. Mikkel Kessler]
24. “Black Rose” [feat. Danko Jones]
25. “Pool Of Booze, Booze, Booza”
26. “Still Counting”

Ministry To Record Los Angeles Shows For New Live Album, Al Jourgensen Talks New Album

During a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie, Al Jourgensen revealed that Ministry will be recording the Los Angeles, CA dates of their fall tour for a new live album. As the frontman previously mentioned, the band have also been working on a new album. He has now confirmed the news once again while adding that they have “just started doing [their] research and development” for the effort.

Jourgensen said the following about the new live album:

“This tour is going to be really cool. We started it in San Francisco. We go all around North America in four weeks when we come back and we end it with two nights at the Fonda theater in Los Angeles. We will be recording both of those for a live record on the last two shows here in our hometown. So show up and make noise.”

He added the following about the group’s new album:

“Well we just started doing our research and development for the new Ministry album, as yet untitled. We just got our studio up and running. The way I do a Ministry album is that the first month or so was all gathering samples, gathering loops, gathering interesting ideas then formulating it all into a cohesive manner later. Right now we are just in the hunters and gatherers stage. We have actually started that. I am pretty excited. We are going to do one more Ministry record and see where it goes from there.”

On another note, he also talked about a possible Revolting Cocks reunion:

“Also, I would like to do some stuff with an old friend of mine; we just kissed and made up — Chris Connelly from Revolting Cocks. I would like to also do some new RevCo stuff in the upcoming months whether it is just a song or an EP or maybe even an album. Either way, a lot of studio time after this tour. I am pretty much going to be out of life for about another year. I am going to lock myself up in the studio and have meals slid through a door, things like that. What crazy scientists do, whatever.”

[via Loudwire]

Raven’s New Album Is “Pretty Much Done”

During an interview with Mark Taylor of Record Collector, Raven revealed that they are almost done with their new album. The effort will be the band’s first with new drummer Mike Heller. Furthermore, the group confirmed that they will be releasing a new live album as well.

Bassist/vocalist John Gallagher said the following about the new album:

“We have a new album in the can, which features this lunatic” — referring to Heller — “very heavily. We’re very excited about it. It’s definitely a jump forward. There’s some very fast music on it, but it’s very quirky and melodic at the same time, so there’s a real dichotomy in that, which is always in the best RAVEN music anyway.”

Guitarist Mark Gallagher added:

“Actually, the record needs a little fine-tuning, some mixing, but it’s pretty much done.”

As for the live album, John said:

“We were shocked when we heard the tapes. [We thought] ‘Woah! This is pretty damn good.'”

Mark also chimed in:

“Live albums these days aren’t really live, because there’s an ability now with the technology to go in and redo stuff and fix stuff. And this record, the live album, is completely live, other than that John breaks his bass string, so we had to replace the bass on one song. But the rest of the record is completely [live] — warts and all.”

[via Blabbermouth]