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Australian prog-rock act Caligula's Horse will release their new album, 'Bloom,' on October 30 via InsideOutMusic. In anticipation, the band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere their new song, "Marigold." Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments!

Vocalist Jim Grey said, "'Marigold' captures the essence of 'Bloom' to me. The pure energy and vibrant colour, and the powerful, uplifting message that a person can not be judged by what they earn, or what they own, but by those they love, and those that love them. In that respect, I am a wealthy, wealthy man. This song is very important to me on a personal level."

For more on Caligula's Horse, follow them on Facebook.

Baroness_5.jpg, Photo: Jimmy Hubbard
photograph by Photo: Jimmy Hubbard

Baroness have released the official video for "Chlorine & Wine," from their upcoming album, 'Purple,' due December 18 through their own Abraxan Hymns imprint.

The band have also announced a short U.S.  tour.

See all tour dates and the video for "Chlorine & Wine" below.

11/27 Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups 
11/28 Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen 
11/29 Madison, WI - Frequency 
12/01 St. Louis, MO - The Demo 
12/02 Lawrence, KS - Jackpot Music Hall 
12/04 Oklahoma City, OK - 89th Street Collective 
12/05 Dallas, TX - Double Wide 
12/06 Austin, TX - Mohawk 
12/08 Houston, TX - Rudyard's 
12/09 New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa 
12/11 Gainesville, FL - 8-BIT Bar 
12/12 Savannah, GA - The Jinx 
12/13 Atlanta, GA - The Earl 
12/15 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506 
12/16 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter 
12/18 Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery 
12/19 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's 
12/20 Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus Bar 


Children of Bodom have released the official video for "Morrigan." The clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with Dimmu Borgir, Lacuna Coil, In Flames, Sonic Syndicate and Kamelot, among others.

Ullaeus said about the video concept, "The band decided not to be in the video as they wanted to tell the story about The Warrior Goddess Morrigan, and together with the band, we made this tale about a man fighting his inner demons."

Children of Bodom will release their new album, 'I Worship Chaos,' on October 2 via Nuclear Blast.


Atreyu have released the official video for "Do You Know Who You Are" from their new album, 'Long Live.' Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments!

The band will also embark on a headlining tour being October 2 in Michigan. All tour dates are below:

10/2 | Pontiac, Mich. | Crofoot Ballroom**
10/3 | Louisville, Ky. | Louder Than Life Festival***
10/5 | Toronto, ON | Opera House**
10/6 | Montreal, QC | Corona Theatre**
10/7 | New York, N.Y. | Irving Plaza**
10/9 | Boston, Mass. | Paradise Rock Club
10/10 | Philadelphia, Pa. | Rock Allegiance***
10/11 | Baltimore, Md. |Baltimore Soundstage*
10/12 Norfolk, Va. | The Norva*
11/14 | Orlando, Fla. | Kink Music Festival***
*Support From Unearth + Wovenwar
**Support from Beartooth + Wovenwar
***Festival Appearance



Chelsea Wolfe recently dropped by St. Vitus Bar in New York City to chat with Revolver about the creative process behind 'Abyss,' her broad fanbase, touring oversees, and so much more. Check out the video below and let us know what you think in the comments!

For more on Chelsea Wolfe, follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

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photograph by XLCR Moon Photography

Dallas hard rock act Adakain will release their new album, 'Never Coming Home,' on November 6. In anticipation, the band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere their new song and lyric video, "We Crawl." Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments!

To get "We Crawl," visit iTunes. For more on Adakian, visit their website, Facebook and Twitter.


The following is an excerpt from the Ghost feature in the October/November issue of Revolver. Here, one of the Nameless Ghouls discusses the new Papa and inspiration from the Catholic world.

Pick up the new issue on newsstands now or get your copy here. Story by Richard Bienstock.

It has been widely reported that 'Meliora' marks the debut of a new singer, Papa Emeritus III, who is the successor of Papa Emeritus I and II— the vocalists on 'Opus Eponymous' and 'Infestissumam,' respectively. The band members are staunch in their assertion that they welcome a new singer with each album to mimic the Catholic Church's succession of popes—even while conveniently ignoring the fact that it is clear to listeners that each Papa has sounded, well, exactly the same. And yet, Nameless Ghoul is only too happy to expound upon just how much Papa III differs from his 'Infestissumam' predecessor.

"We don't know him that well yet, because he hasn't been around that much. But so far he seems mellow," Nameless Ghoul says. "And he has hair. So that's a difference."

Anything else?

"His clothes are a little less smelly, for some reason. So hopefully he will be a better-smelling Papa."

He pauses, and then continues. "But really, the whole thing goes hand in hand with the Catholic world that we're sort of imitating and taking a lot of inspiration from. It comes with the territory, this idea of succession. There cannot be only one pope. So there must be many Papas."

The idea that there are many Papas is, of course, an obvious ploy. But Ghost have always been clear about the fact that they are not your standard rock act. "We've never really set out to be a 'sweaty rock band' in the traditional sense," Nameless Ghoul says. "We've always leaned more toward giving people a show. And during that show, you can choose whether or not to take part emotionally and spiritually. Because at the end of the day, we are a rock band playing rock music, but the experience we are trying to simulate is a mass. We are simulating religion. We are bringing people into a room where we have a silent agreement that you are worshiping what's onstage in that room, and that what's onstage is telling you what to think and what to do. And we're doing that in order to recreate the idea of a solemn moment where you're devoting yourself to a higher power. Some people even get a little bit of wine and a little bit of bread and all of that, and for lack of a better way of putting it they have a religious moment. And a blissful one. And that's the point. It's supposed to be joyous and it's supposed to be euphoric."

Reflections_1.jpg, Photo: Tyler Andrew
photograph by Photo: Tyler Andrew

Minnesota-based metalcore act Reflections will release their new album, 'The Color Clear,' on September 18 via eOne. In anticipation, the band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere the entire stream of the album right here, right now! Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments!

Vocalist Jake Wolf said, "It wasn't until the process of writing and making 'The Color Clear' that I was able to find myself again. A person that disappeared through years of physical, mental and emotional abuse, drug and alcohol addiction, more traumatizing events than I care to remember, and years of self harm."

To get 'The Color Clear,' visit iTunes. For more on Reflections, follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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photograph by Photo: Travis Shinn

The following is an excerpt from the Five Finger Death Punch feature in the October/November issue of Revolver. Here, vocalist Ivan Moody discusses the lyrical concepts in FFDP's new album, 'Got Your Six,' and guitarist Zoltan Bathory explains why the band won't take their foot off the gas pedal.

Pick up the new issue on newsstands now or get your copy here. Story by Richard Bienstock.

When asked just what exactly he was looking to get off his chest in his lyrics for the songs on 'Got Your Six,' Moody is characteristically blunt.

"Everything," he says.

But this response, he's quick to add, is not an intentionally vague answer. Rather, it's merely the truth. "No, honestly," he continues. "I got tired of holding back, and I figured, this is our sixth record, and this would be the record where I could just tell people how I feel. This one is basically me telling my fans I appreciate everything they've done for me. So I opened my chest and I became the monster they were looking for."

Moody, it should be noted, is hardly the only member of Five Finger Death Punch who sees 'Got Your Six 'as a particularly significant record in the band's catalog. Says the decidedly more chatty Zoltan Bathory, "It's the transition to Death Punch 6.0. And this is not, like, the difference between Windows 95 and 98. This is like going to XP. It's a completely new start, but without losing what we have always been."

What Five Finger Death Punch have been, up to this point, is one of metal's most unlikely success stories. When they came together in 2005, they were five guys who had already been around the proverbial block—the Hungarian-born Bathory, for one,had cut his teeth with L.A. post-grungers U.P.O., while Moody had logged time with nu-metal act Motograter (Hook, meanwhile, who joined FFDP in 2009, was previously an in-demand guitar ace who had played with everyone from Alice Cooper to Vince Neil to Hilary Duff). Five Finger Death Punch's 2007 debut, 'The Way of the Fist,' was, according to Bathory, "literally recorded in my living room. We hired [former Machine Head guitarist] Logan Mader to mix it, but other than that we did it pretty much on our own. And then we released it on an indie label with just a handful of employees, and we managed to build this thing off of that."

What they built is a career that now boasts four gold-certified albums ('The Way of the Fist,' 2009's 'War Is the Answer,' 2011's 'American Capitalist' and T'he Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1'), a slew of radio hits (including their platinum-certified cover of Bad Company's "Bad Company") and scores of sold-out clubs, theaters and arena shows—no small achievement for a metal act working in the 21st century music world.

"And because of how we came up, we're probably the biggest unknown band when it comes to pop culture," Bathory says. "Because Five Finger Death Punch wasn't something where you had a band, and then a major label came along and dropped a huge budget on it and it was like, Boom! We climbed the ladder on our own. Every single thing we have, we've had to fight for."

In some ways, they're fighting even harder today. Which is one of the reasons why 'Got Your Six' is coming so soon after the double- release extravaganza of 'The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell.' "It's because this is our moment," Bathory says. "This is the moment where you don't take your foot off the gas pedal. This is the moment where you don't slow down."

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photograph by Photo: Douglas Sonders

Phoenix metalcore act Blessthefall will release their new album, 'To Those Left Behind,' on September 18 via Fearless Records. In anticipation, the band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere their new song, "Oathbreaker." Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments!

Vocalist Beau Bokan said, "This track is a no bullshit, balls to the walls banger. I think we've all had people we thought were our best friends in our lives who turn out to be quite the opposite. This song is for them. It would be real hard NOT to sing along to this one."

Blessthefall will also headline a U.S. fall tour with support from Stick To Your Guns, Emarosa, labelmates Oceans Ate Alaska, and Cane Hill.

To get 'To Those Left Behind,' visit iTunes or MerchNow. For more on Blessthefall, follow them on Facebook and Twitter.