Maehem News: BEHOLD THE ARCTOPUS Now On Tour; Performing Upcoming Album Live

The 7th BEHOLD THE ARCTOPUS recording is immanent! We are extremely excited to be working with Willowtip Records for what will be our most extreme, unique, and controversial album.
This will be the 2nd recording with our current drummer, Jason Bauers (previously of Psyopus), who has brought his experience with 20th century classical percussion to the musical table, allowing the drums to become another melodic voice, rather than just a rhythmic skeleton.

BEHOLD THE ARCTOPUS is (new album lineup):
-Colin Marston: Warr Guitar
-Mike Lerner: Guitar Guitar
-Jason Bauers: Metal, Wood, Plastic Attack

Come see us perform the entire new 9-song album on tour before it is released in early 2020!

BEHOLD THE ARCTOPUS is currently on tour with Dysrhythmia, and Captured! By Robots.

Dates are as follows:

  • 10/2 – TorontoON – Garrison 
  •  10/3 – Ottawa, ON – House of TARG  
  • 10/4 – Montreal, QC – Le Ritz (early show) 
  •  10/5 – Portland, ME – Geno’s 
  •  10/6 – Northampton, MA – 13th Floor* 
  •  10/7 – Boston, MA – Middle East  
  • 10/8 – New Haven, CT – The State House* 
  •  10/9 – Brooklyn – Saint Vitus 
    (*Dys/BtA only)

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Maehem News: JULIET RUIN Release New Video ‘Spite’

Old Stardust, Love, and Chaos” Out September 6, 2019
Western Canadian Tour Dates

Since starting on their musical journey in 2015 from the ashes of a previous endeavour, JULIET RUIN has been working tirelessly to make a name for themselves in the Canadian music scene. Making their way across local stages and appearing at several Western Canadian festivals, JULIET RUIN will be unleashing their first full-length album “Old Stardust, Love and Chaos” on September 6, 2019 to follow their 2017 debut self titled EP.

Earlier this summer, the Edmonton based band released their first single Seasons, a song about the goddess of spring and hell in Greek mythology along with being a nod to badass women everywhere.

Now they are ready to drop their second banger ‘Spite’ with an exciting video that gives a dose of harsh truth via an exclusive premiere on here.

The band adds:

“‘Spite’ is one of the heaviest on the album, being the very first song where Jess screams entire verses. This song is an honest look at what it is like to regain perspective after dealing with a narcissistic force in one’s life. Spite’s courses are surprisingly upbeat in theme and sound, especially in contrast to the angry verses. It starts intense and continues to intensify throughout.”

Fans of forward-thinking modern metal such as Evanescence, System of a Down, and Killswitch Engage should take special note of this powerful and emotive Canadian band.

The ten-track album “Old Stardust, Love, and Chaos” showcases a brand that is all their own. They describe their new album as staying true to their roots while continuing to tinker with their sound: 

“’Old Stardust, Love, and Chaos’ stays true to a lot of our root qualities in terms of catchy hooks and overall groove, but fans can expect a lot of new and even somewhat experimental things on the album as well. Lyrically speaking this album delves into a little bit deeper subject matter than the EP, focusing a lot of personal introspection and mental health, as well as general societal concerns from differing degrees of headspace; from optimism to apathy.”

Digital stream and download of their first single ‘Seasons’ available on Spotify, Bandcamp, Apple Music, Amazon.

Show Dates:

  • Sept 6 – Edmonton, AB  – The Starlite Room 
  • Sept 7 – Saskatoon, SK –  Black Cat Tavern
  • Sept 13 – Kelowna, BC – Fernando’s
  • Sept 14 – Vancouver, BC –  Pat’s Pub
  • Oct 4  – Red Deer, AB – The Krossing
  • Oct 5 – Medicine Hat – Liquid Niteclub

Track Listing:

1. Simple Wars (4:54)
2. Spite (3:49)
3. Violent Hands (4:11)
4. Details Kill (4:43)
5. FTW (5:18)
6. Seasons (3:49)  
7. With Only Rage (4:44)  
8. Charlatan (4:12)
9. Stay Gold (3:28)
10. Old Stardust, Love, and Chaos (4:50)

Album Length: 44:03 

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Maehem News: KING DIAMOND Announces North American Tour Dates

KING DIAMOND will embark on a North American headlining tour later year. The trek will commence on November 2nd and run through December 4th. Support will be provided by Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats and Idle Hands.

Comments KING DIAMOND, “Watch out North America, we are coming for you this Winter. I’m very proud to bring two special and amazing guests to you. Their names are Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats, plus Idle Hands. Make an appointment now…”

Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats notes, “As the long nights draw in and the temperatures drop, I can’t think of a better artist to creep around North America with than the legendary KING DIAMOND. You’ll all be in for a treat…See you there!”

Adds Idle Hands, “Touring with the iconic KING DIAMOND is nothing short of a dream and we are excited to make it a reality.”

See all confirmed dates below. VIP packages with KING DIAMOND are available for the first time ever on this tour. Visit to purchase your ticket or VIP upgrade now.

KING DIAMOND will be touring in support of The Institute, his first studio album in twelve years! Fans can expect the debut single to arrive this Fall and an album in 2020; in the meantime, a tour teaser with a sneak peak of the new stage set can be viewed at: DIAMOND remarks about the upcoming full-length, “For reasons unknown to you, it is clear that you have no way of making it to The Institute on your own at this point. Therefore, we will bring The Institute to you. You don’t want to miss this special opportunity for treatment only we can give you. It could be for your own good, you know…”

KING DIAMOND w/ Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats, Idle Hands:

  • 11/02/2019 Bomb Factory – Dallas, TX
  • 11/04/2019 Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
  • 11/05/2019 Dr. Phillips Center – Orlando, FL
  • 11/07/2019 Kings Theatre – Brooklyn, NY
  • 11/08/2019 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
  • 11/10/2019 The Tower Theater – Philadelphia, PA
  • 11/11/2019 The Lyric – Baltimore, MD
  • 11/12/2019 M-Telus – Montreal, QC
  • 11/14/2019 The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
  • 11/15/2019 The Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
  • 11/16/2019 The Palace Theatre – Louisville, KY
  • 11/18/2019 The Riviera – Chicago, IL
  • 11/19/2019 Palace Theater – Minneapolis, MN
  • 11/22/2019 The Fillmore – Denver, CO
  • 11/23/2019 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT    
  • 11/25/2019 The Paramount – Seattle, WA
  • 11/26/2019 The Schnitzer – Portland, OR
  • 11/27/2019 The Queen Elizabeth – Vancouver, BC         
  • 11/29/2019 The Warfield – San Francisco, CA
  • 12/01/2019 The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
  • 12/02/2019 Magnolia – San Diego, CA
  • 12/03/2019 The Grove Of Anaheim – Anaheim, CA
  • 12/04/2019 Comerica – Phoenix, AZ

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Maehem News: SAMAEL Release New Video For “Hegemony”!

Swiss black metal pioneers S A M A E L release new video for the title track off their latest album “Hegemony”

The legendary quartet starts their tour throughout Europe tomorrow:

S A M A E L are widely known for their Industrial Black Metal armed with wind sections passing through shivering synthesizers. On point and frighteningly brutal, fiery whirlwinds of hypnotic hammering riff forces overlay gruesomely gurgling vocals driving you over the edge.

Order their latest album “Hegemony” right HERE.

More info on S A M A E L:

S A M A E L awakened on the 14th of July 1988 when brothers Xytraguptor and Vorphalack loaded their musical gear into an atomic bunker. Almost 20 years after that day the band experienced a rebirth with the release of “Solar Soul” (2007). The album, co-produced by longtime producer Waldemar Sorychta and mixed by Stefan Glaumann (Rammstein, Within Temptation…) is now fully remastered and will be released with the addition of 9 bonus tracks (2 remixes, 6 instrumental songs, 1x live track).

After resurrecting black metal in the early ’90’s with their debut album “Worship Him,” introducing symphonic metal in 1994 with “Ceremony of Opposites” and pioneering industrial metal with “Passage” in 1996 ; S A M A E L released “Lvx Mvndi” in 2011, a record that built a bridge over the 20+ years of the band’s history by melting all sides and personalities of the band into a masterpiece. Now the album has been remixed from stems, remastered and will be released with the addition of 7 bonus tracks.

Get your copies of “Lvx Mvndi” HERE and “Solar Soul” HERE!

Heavy as heavy can be – watch the video for “Ave!” from the “Solar Soul” re-releaseHERE.

Watch the lyric video for “In the Deep” from “Lvx Mvndi” right HERE!

S A M A E L are:
Vorph: Guitars, Vocals
Xy: Keyboards and Programming
Drop: Guitars
Zorrac: Bass

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On April 13th 2019, the UFO family woke up to the tragic news that our bandmate Paul Raymond had died of a heart attack. It had been just a week since we finished the first leg of our “LAST ORDERS TOUR” in the UK.

While mourning his loss, sadly we also had to face the reality of what to do with the band. We feel moving forward with the tour is the right thing to do. We all know this is what Paul would have wanted us to do.

We are therefore very pleased to announce that our friend and former bandmate Neil Carter has agreed to join us again and take over the keyboards/guitar and vocals slot for the remainder of the tour. Neil was already part of the family between 1981 and 1983, playing on the albums “The Wild, The Willing And The Innocent”, “Mechanix” and “Making Contact”. Before he joined UFO he was in Wild Horses, later he continued his career with Gary Moore.

Together with Neil, we will bring our 2019 LAST ORDERS TOUR to a close. We want to make sure that all our amazing fans get a fantastic experience out of it one more time.

UFO “Last Orders” North American Tour Dates:

  • 10/9: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall#
  • 10/10: Anaheim, CA @ The Grove#
  • 10/11: Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues#
  • 10/12: Los Angeles, CA @ Avalon#
  • 10/14: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues#
  • 10/15: Phoenix, AZ @ Pressroom+
  • 10/17: San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater+
  • 10/18: Stafford, TX @ RCC*
  • 10/24: Wabash, IN @ Honeywell Center+
  • 10/25: St. Charles, IL @ Arcada Theater
  • 10/26: St. Charles, IL @ Arcada Theater
  • 10/27: Chesterfield, MI @ Diesel+
  • 10/29: Pittsburgh, PA @ Jergel’s+
  • 10/30: New York, NY @ Sony Hall+
  • 10/31: Staten Island, NY @ St George Theater*
  • 11/1: Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penn’s Peak*
  • 11/2: Uncasville, CT @ Wolf’s Den @ Mohegan Sun

# With Armored Saint
*With Blue Oyster Cult
+ With Last in Line

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Maehem News: AXEL RUDI PELL To Release Live Anniversary Album in June

And the world has changed. Axel Rudi Pell hasn’t. For three decades, the Bochum-based guitarist has ticked and worked like a Swiss clock releasing critically acclaimed hard rocking albums consistently. Like his anniversary offering, a live document of his most recent tour. And it will come out on the same record company as his debut in 1989; his contract with legendary label SPV/Steamhammer having lasted longer than the average marriage these days. “SPV and I have grown together, we have witnessed highs and lows and we’ve managed to get through them all,” the 58-year-old musician states with a smile. “Never change a winning team” is the secret of his success. Having sold more than 1.6 million records so far, Pell also has a ridiculous amount of online streams: his songs have been streamed more than 37.5 million times, figures he would never have dreamt of when he first started out.

XXX Anniversary Live”, his 30th album release in as many years, will see the light of day on June 7th 2019. A milestone by all accounts and a stunning document of his most recent tour which he did not plan at all, but the recordings, from Bochum and Budapest among others, were so good that he felt he just couldn’t scrap them. They are a worthy follow-up to “Magic Moments”, his 3-hour anniversary show at the ‘Bang Your Head’ festival in 2014, where he celebrated 25 years as a solo artist. BTW: Pell is planning to bring out another studio effort in spring 2020. The Swiss clock from the Ruhr area is till ticking.



  1. The Medieval Overture (Intro) 1:48
  2. The Wild And The Young 4:41
  3. Wildest Dreams 6:12
  4. Fool Fool 5:10
  5. Oceans Of Time 5:47
  6. Only The Strong Will Survive 6:15
  7. Mystica (incl. Drum Solo) 14:24
  8. Long Live Rock 6:31


  1. Game Of Sins / Tower Of Babylon (incl. Keyboard Solo) 16:07
  2. The Line 9:12
  3. Warrior 4:44
  4. Edge Of The World (incl. Band Introduction) 6:53
  5. Truth And Lies 2:29
  6. Carousel 5:10
  7. The Masquerade Ball / Casbah 8:24
  8. Rock The Nation 6:37

“XXX Anniversary Live” will be released on June 07th, 2019 in the following configurations:

  • => 2 CD DigiPak
  • => 3LP gatefold, 180 g, black vinyl, printed inner sleeves, 2CDs in paper sleeves
  • => Download
  • => Streaming

Line Up:

Johnny Gioeli – Lead and Backing Vocals Axel
Rudi Pell – Lead, Rhythm and Acoustic Guitars
Ferdy Doernberg – Keyboards
Volker Krawczak – Bass
Bobby Rondinelli – Drums

AXEL RUDI PELL “30th Anniversary” Tour 2019:

  • 05.06. DE-Ulm – Ulmer Zelt
  • 07.06. SE-Sölvesborg – Sweden Rock Festival
  • 08.06. DE-Kiel – Pumpe
  • 09.06. DE-Jena – F-Haus
  • 11.06. DE-Mannheim – 7er Club (Open Air Stage)
  • 12.06. DE-Gunzendorf – GUNZlive
  • 13.06. DE-Osnabrück – Hyde Park
  • 14.06. DE-Bochum – Zeche (sold out)
  • 15.06. CH-Pratteln – Z7

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