Stray From The Path To Release New Live Album “Smash ‘Em Up: Live In Europe 2019”

Stray From The Path have announced that they will be releasing a new live album titled “Smash ‘Em Up: Live In Europe 2019” on May 17 via UNFD. You can pre-order the effort HERE and check out footage of the band performing “First World Problem Child” with Sam Carter (Architects) below:

“Smash ‘Em Up: Live In Europe 2019” Track Listing:

01. “Goodnight Alt-Right” (live in Glasgow, Scotland)
02. “Badge & A Bullet Pt. II” (live in Leipzig, Germany)
03. “The Opening Move” (live in Krakow, Poland)
04. “Loudest In The Room” (live in Prague, Czech Republic)
05. “Outbreak” (live in Leeds, England)
06. “The House Always Wins” (live in Vienna, Austria)
07. “Snap” (live in Munich, Germany)
08. “Plead The Fifth” (live in Cologne, Germany)
09. “Badge & A Bullet” (live in Aarau, Switzerland)
10. “First World Problem Child” (live in London, England) (feat. Sam Carter)

The band said the following about the release:

“We’ve wanted to do a live record for years now, but the stars really never aligned for it. An opportunity presented itself on our latest tour supporting While She Sleeps, and we were fortunate enough to be able to make it happen. This album takes places across Mainland Europe and the United Kingdom, with each song performed in some of our favorite cities on Earth.

This record is live, unedited, no backing tracks, and all songs are performed and written by the people in this band. Thank you to Julien Delcroix, Florent Salfati, Moritz Hartmann, Daniel Gray, UNFD and Sumerian Records for their assistance in making this happen. All of the band’s royalties from this live album are going to be donated to the Hardcore Help Foundation in perpetuity. More to come.”

In other news, the group have also announced a European/UK tour:

12/03 Bristol, UK – Thekla
12/04 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy2
12/05 Glasgow, UK – G2
12/06 Manchester, UK – Gorilla
12/07 London, UK – Islington Academy
12/08 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
12/09 Lyon, FRA – CCO
12/10 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
12/11 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
12/12 Antwerp, BEL – Kavka
12/13 Köln, GER – Club Volta
12/14 Herford, GER – Krampus Festival
12/15 Karlsruhe, GER – Knockdown Festival
12/16 Munich, GER – Backstage
12/17 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
12/18 Wien, AUT – Flex
12/19 Prague, CZE – Rock Cafe
12/20 Nürnberg, GER – Hirsch
12/21 Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
12/22 Hamburg, GER – Logo


Machine Head Live Album From 1997 “Dynamo Open Air” Festival To Be Released In July

As previously reported, the organizers of the Dynamo Open Air festival in the Netherlands recorded over 300 shows during its 1986-2005 run and have been releasing them as part of a series of new live releases. The latest one is a 1997 live recording from Machine Head, which will be released on July 19.

“Live At Dynamo Open Air 1997“ Track Listing:

01. “Davidian”
02. “Take My Scars”
03. “Struck A Nerve”
04. “A Thousand Lies”
05. “Ten Ton Hammer”
06. “The Frontlines”
07. “Old”
08. “Violate”
09. “Hard Times”
10. “Block”

[via The PRP]

Generation Axe (Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Etc.) To Release “The Guitars That Destroyed The World: Live In China” In June

Generation Axe, the touring group featuring Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society), Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme), and Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders), have announced that they will be releasing a new live album titled “The Guitars That Destroyed The World: Live In China” on June 28. The effort was recorded during the band’s April 2017 show in Beijing, China and a cover of Edgar Winter’s “Frankenstein” from the set can be streamed below:

“The Guitars That Destroyed The World: Live In China” Track Listing:

01. Generation Axe – “Foreplay” (Boston cover)
02. Abasi – “Tempting Time” (Animals As Leaders cover)
03. Abasi/Bettencourt – “Physical Education” (Animals As Leaders cover)
04. Bettencourt – “A Side Of Mash” (medley of Extreme solos)
05. Bettencourt/Wylde – “Sideways” (Citizen Cope cover)
06. Wylde – “Whipping Post” (The Allman Brothers Band cover)
07. Vai – “Bad Horsie”
08. Malmsteen – “Valhalla” / “Baroque n Roll” / “Overture” / “From A Thousand Cuts” / “Arpeggios From Hell” / “Far Beyond The Sun”
09. Malmsteen/Vai – “Black Star”
10. Vai/Wylde/Bettencourt/Abasi – “Frankenstein” (Edgar Winter cover)
11. Generation Axe – “Highway Star” (Deep Purple cover)

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”