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As is customary each year, music magazines across the globe gather around and form an arbitrary ranking of the best music released that year. Since music is largely a matter of taste, no magazine typically agrees, not necessarily even internally on what is the best album, the second best album, and so forth. So here at Rockfreaks.net we have always taken a different approach: we think it's far more important to try to capture all relevant albums from a given year of release that will have some significance a few years down the lin...

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PUP to release "Morbid Stuff" in April

Posted by AP on 16/01/19

Toronto, ON-based punks PUP will release a new album titled “Morbid Stuff” on April 05th through Little Dipper / Rise Records. It features the following songs:


01. “Morbid Stuff”

02. “Kids”

03. “Free at Last”

04. “See You at Your Funeral”

05. “Scorpion Hill”

06. “Closure”

07. “Bloody Mary, Kate and Ashley”

08. “Sibling Rivalry”

09. “Full Blown Meltdown”

10. “Bare Hands”

11. “City”


You can view the artwork and pre-order the effort in various formats here, and stream the first single, “Kids”, below:


Cold Night For Alligators booked for concert at Richter in April

Posted by AP on 15/01/19

Danish technical / progressive metalcore outfit Cold Night For Alligators have been booked for a headlining concert at Richter in Gladsaxe on April 13th, with support coming from Valis Ablaze, Unprocessed and Hibakusha.


Tickets are on sale now via the venue’s website, costing 120 DKK, while more information can be found in the official Facebook event.


Cold Night For Alligators released an excellent new album titled “Fervor” last year, which we recently highlighted as one of the best records of 2018. You can read our review of it here and then watch the official music video for the song “Violent Design” from it below:


Bomber to open for Hällas in Copenhagen in May

Posted by AP on 15/01/19

Malmö, Sweden-based heavy metal crew Bomber has been added as the opening act for Hällas’ concert at Stengade in Copenhagen on May 03rd. They join the already announced support band Grusom for the warm-up duties.


Tickets are available for purchase via Place2Book.com for 125 DKK (+ fees), while more information can be found in the official Facebook event.


Bomber released a new EP titled “Arrival” in 2017 — watch the official music video for the track “Come Tomorrow” from it right here:


Coffins to play Kill-Town Death Fest 2019

Posted by AP on 15/01/19

Tokyo, Japan’s death/doom metal merchants Coffins have been added to the 2019 line-up of Kill-Town Death Fest, which takes place at Pumpehuset in Copenhagen between September 05th and September 08th.


Although Coffins have released a number of compilations, EPs and splits since then, the latest full-length record from the band is 2013’s “The Fleshland”, which you can stream in its entirety below.


Partout tickets for the festival are completely sold out, but keep an eye on the official Facebook event for updates.


Whitechapel streaming new song: "Third Depth"

Posted by AP on 15/01/19

Whitechapel have made a new song called “Third Depth” available for streaming online below. It is taken from the Knoxville, TN-born deathcore mob’s forthcoming album, “The Valley”, which is headed for release through Metal Blade Records on March 29th.


Danish fans will have an opportunity to watch the band live next summer at Copenhell, where they are scheduled to perform on Friday, June 21st. Tickets for the festival, which takes place in the Refshaleøen industrial area of Copenhagen between June 19th and June 22nd, can be purchased here, while more information is available in the official Facebook event.


Imperial Triumphant & Mord'A'Stigmata to tour Europe in April

Posted by AP on 15/01/19

New York City, NY-based avant-garde black metallers Imperial Triumphant will team up with their Bochnia, Poland-born colleagues in Mord'A'Stigmata for a European tour in April, including previously confirmed appearances at the sold out Roadburn Festival and two concerts in Denmark.


The first of those shows will take place at Stengade in Copenhagen on April 16th, and tickets for it can be purchased here for 120 DKK (+ fees). For more information, see the official Facebook event.


The second concert is booked for 1000Fryd in Aalborg on April 17th, with tickets available here for 50 DKK (+ fees). More information can likewise be found in the official Facebook event.


Here’s how the full itinerary for the tour pans out:


April 14th - Roadburn Festival, Tilburg, NLD

April 15th - Hafenklang, Hamburg, GER

April 16th - Stengade, Copenhagen, DEN

April 17th - 1000Fryd, Aalborg, DEN

April 18th - Alte Meierei, Kiel, GER

April 20th - Dark Easter Metal Meeting, München, GER

April 21st - Mocvara, Zagreb, HRV

April 22nd - Capcana, Timisoara, ROM

April 23rd - Dürer Kert, Budapest, HUN

April 24th - Escape Metalcorner, Wien, AUT

April 25th - Underdogs, Praha, CZE

April 26th - ZetPeTe, Kraków, POL


Imperial Triumphant issued a new album titled “Vile Luxury” last year, while Mord'A'Stigmata released their lates album, “Hope”, in 2017. You can sample material off both records below:



Demon Head books release show for "Hellfire Ocean Void"

Posted by AP on 15/01/19

Danish heritage rockers Demon Head have announced a concert to celebrate the release of their new album, “Hellfire Ocean Void”, which is set to land in stores through Svart Records on February 22nd.


The show will take place at Pumpehuset in Copenhagen on March 01st, with Ultra Silvam and Offermose set to provide support. Tickets are available for purchase via Billetto.dk for 140 DKK (+ fees), while more information can be found in the official Facebook event.


In case you missed it, you can watch the official music video for one of the songs off the upcoming album below in the form of “The Night Is Yours”:


Zebrahead announces new album: "Brain Invaders"

Posted by AP on 15/01/19

Orange County, CA-based pop-punk outfit Zebrahead have set March 08th as the official release date for their new album, “Brain Invaders”. It features the following songs:


01. “When Both Sides Suck, We’re All Winners”

02. “I Won’t Let You Down”

03. “All My Friends Are Nobodies”

04. “We’re Not Alright”

05. “You Don’t Know Anything About Me”

06. “Chasing the Sun”

07. “Party on the Dancefloor”

08. “Do Your Worst”

09. “All Die Young”

10. “Up in Smoke”

11. “Ichi, Ni, San, Shi”

12. “Take a Deep Breath (and Go Fuck Yourself)”

13. “Better Living Through Chemistry”

14. “Bullet on the Brain”


You can view the artwork and pre-order the effort here, while a stream of the first single, “All My Friends Are Nobodies”, is available below:


The Killers streaming new single: "Land of the Free"

Posted by AP on 15/01/19

The Killers have released a new single called “Land of the Free”, which you can stream below. Though some time has now passed since the release of the band’s 2017 album “Wonderful Wonderful”, there is no information yet regarding whether this song is set to feature on the eventual follow-up.


Deaf Kids to release "Metaprogramação" in March

Posted by AP on 15/01/19

São Paulo, Brazil-born noise-punk group Deaf Kids will release a new album titled “Metaprogramação” through Neurot Recordings on March 15th. It contains the following tracks:


01. “Vox Dei”

02. “Alucinações de Comando”

03. “Pacto de Máscaras”

04. “Mente Bicameral”

05. “Estímulos Alucinatórios Verbauditivos”

06. “Templo do Caos”

07. “Espirais da Loucura”

08. “Raíz Negative (Não-Vontade)”

09. “Camisa de Força (Inferno ou Sem Saida?)”

10. “Virus da Imagem do Ser”

11. “Estímulos Alucinatórios Verbauditivos II”

12. “Espirais da Loucura”

13. “A Experiência Holotrópica”


You can view the artwork and pre-order physical copies of the effort here and digital copies here, while a stream of the first single, “Mente Bicameral”, is available below.


The band will be touring Europe this Spring, starting with two performances at the sold out Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands, more information about which can be found in the official Facebook event. Here’s the full itinerary for the tour:


April 11th - Roadburn Festival, Tilburg, NLD

April 12th - Roadburn Festival, Tilburg, NLD

April 16th - DK Luksus, Wroclaw, POL

April 17th - Underdogs, Praha, CZE

April 18th - Urban Spree, Berlin, GER

April 19th - Merleyn, Nijmegen, NLD

April 20th - Lexington, London, UK

April 21st - Soup Kitchen, Manchester, UK

April 22nd - Hope & Ruin, Brighton, UK

April 23rd - Moon, Cardiff, UK

April 25th - Rough Trade, Bristol, UK

April 26th - TBA, Paris, FRA

April 28th - SWR Barroselas Metalfest, Barroselas, PRT

April 29th - Magasin 4, Bruxelles, BEL

May 03rd - 3 Pièces, Rouen, FRA

May 04th - Het Bos, Antwerpen, BEL

May 05th - Donaufestival, Krems an der Donau, AUT


Daughters premiere music video for "Less Sex"

Posted by AP on 15/01/19

Daughters have premiered their first-ever music video for “Less Sex” off their latest album, “You Won’t Get What You Want”, which we both reviewed here and recently highlighted as one of the best albums of 2018. You can watch the surrealistic NSFW clip below, courtesy of Rolling Stone.


We look forward to watching the Providence, RI-based experimental noise-rock group live at Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Netherlands, where they are scheduled to perform on Sunday, April 14th. The festival is completely sold out, but keep an eye on the official Facebook event for any updates.


Kill-Town Death Fest 2019 confirms Antediluvian

Posted by AP on 15/01/19

The latest daily addition to the Kill-Town Death Fest 2019 line-up is the Canadian blackened death metal group Antediluvian. The band’s most recent full-length is their 2013 offering, “λόγος”, which you can stream in full below.


The festival takes place at Pumpehuset in Copenhagen between September 05th and September 08th, and partout tickets are already completely sold out. Keep an eye on the official Facebook event though for updates.


1349 debuts new single: "Dødskamp"

Posted by AP on 14/01/19

Oslo, Norway-based black metal icons 1349 have unleashed a new single dubbed “Dødskamp”, which you can stream below. It serves as the title track to their upcoming EP, which is set to be released through Season Of Mist on April 05th and is available for pre-ordering here.


Scandinavia Deathfest announces inaugural line-up

Posted by AP on 14/01/19

Scandinavia Deathfest — the newly announced offshoot of the iconic Maryland Deathfest taking place in Stockholm, Sweden on October 11th and October 12th next year — has unveiled the full line-up for its inaugural edition. The following artists are set to perform:


Benediction (uk)

Centinex (se)

Demilich (fi)

Dismember (se) — exclusive European performance with original line-up

Entrails (se)

General Surgery (se)

Interment (se)

Martyrdöd (se)

Nuclear Assault (us)

Purtenance (fi)

Putrid Vision (se)

Rippikoulu (fi)

Rotten Sound (fi)

Sarcasm (se)

Soils Of Fate (se)

Sorcery (se)

Toxaemia (se)

Unanimated (se)

Undergang (dk)

Wombbath (se)


Tickets for the festival are on sale here for 1150 SEK (+ fees), with more information available in the official Facebook event.

Christian Hede streaming new solo track: "Søster"

Posted by AP on 14/01/19

Danish singer-songwriter Christian Hede — known for his work with Bellhound Choir and Pet The Preacher — has released a new solo track called “Søster” under his own name, and it comes with a lyric video which you can check out below. It serves as the first taste of an upcoming album, the details of which are however yet to be revealed.


Emarosa premieres new video single: "Don't Cry"

Posted by AP on 14/01/19

Lexington, KY-based post-hardcore group Emarosa has posted a music video for a new song of theirs called “Don’t Cry” online below. It features on their upcoming album, “Peach Club”, which is scheduled for release through Hopeless Records on February 08th and is available for pre-order in various formats here.


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