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THE 69 EYES New Album “Death Of Darkness” To See Release On April 21st Via Atomic Fire Records

The wait is finally over! Today Helsinki’s longest serving gothic rock vampires THE 69 EYES arise from their crypt announcing their new studio album titled Death Of Darkness. The record will see the light of the day on April 21st via Atomic Fire Records worldwide, excluding Finland where it will be released by Vallila Music House. Physical versions will be available in the US on May 5th.

Comments THE 69 EYES’ frontman Jyrki 69, “We started to make this album single by single, releasing first singles then an EP and now eventually the whole album. The method kept everything fresh and us on our toes while recording and writing new music. Our main aim was to get THE 69 EYES back to the Finland’s airwaves. Our music is still on the radio but over fifteen-year-old classics. How about new ones? The first single, ‘Drive,’ made this happen and we hit the jackpot here in Finland by being a part of Sing meinen Song – Das Tauschkonzert mainstream TV music show format! Now THE 69 EYES are back in the spotlight and Finland’s top rock band is playing sold-out shows.”

Death Of Darkness was recorded and produced by Erno Laitinen at Inkfish Studios in Helsinki. Miles Walker took care of the mixing at Westside Sound Studios in Atlanta, Georgia alongside with Erno Laitinen while mastering duties were handled by Tom Baker. The artwork was created by the UK artist Adrian Baxter (Paradise Lost, The Halo Effect, Mayhem, Schammasch).

Death Of Darkness will be available in the following the formats:

– Digipak CD

– Blue-Clear vinyl

– Blood Red Marbled vinyl

– Digital

Preorder the album in the physical format of your choice or pre-save it on your favorite DSP at: the69eyes.afr.link/deathofdarknessPR.

Death Of Darkness Track Listing:

1. Death Of Darkness

2. Drive

3. Gotta Rock

4. This Murder Takes Two feat. Kat Von D

5. California

6. Call Me Snake

7. Dying In The Night

8. Something Real

9. Sundown

10. Outlaws

ATHENA XIX, Featuring Fabio Lione, Signs To Atomic Fire Records

Italian cult progressive metallers ATHENA are ready to write the next chapter of their career with their new label home, Atomic Fire Records. But that’s not all. The band, now known as ATHENA XIX, has also reunited with their founding frontman Fabio Lione (Turilli/Lione Rhapsody, Angra, ex-Rhapsody Of Fire, ex-Vision Divine).

“As nowadays there are many bands called ATHENA, we decided to add ‘XIX’ to our moniker. It fits perfectly because it was the year of the reunion of all the original members, when we started to collect and record all the ideas we had,” explains the singer.

Formed in 1991, ATHENA released their most successful album to date, A New Religion?, in 1998. The offering is still recognized and appropriately rewarded as the best prog metal album of an Italian band ever. After several lineup changes and a hiatus, the original band members finally reunited in 2019, writing new songs which will be released next year via Atomic Fire Records.

Atomic Fire Records A&R/founder Markus Wosgien comments, “When Fabio Lione reached out to tell us about the comeback of his ’90s band ATHENA alongside a new album, of course our interest was there immediately. Their sophomore album, A New Religion?, is nothing short of an outstanding prog metal record, but after its release, Fabio went through the roof with Rhapsody instead. Looking back at their three great albums, the second era of ATHENA is just about to begin with these new tunes that won’t only inspire fans of the band but also of acts such as Kamelot, Conception, and Angra. Fabio’s voice on ATHENA‘s new songs is a sheer revelation, and will make every metalhead’s heart beat faster.”

Fabio Lione adds, “I’ve known the people of Atomic Fire Records for many years. We were talking about other stuff when I suddenly asked them to listen to some demo versions of our new songs to simply get an opinion from them. But their reaction after checking those out was so positive that they quickly approached us in order to collaborate and even sign us. I really think we created something which people will talk a lot about, and Atomic Fire Records is the best team and label to work with. We’re really happy and proud to collaborate with them and I’m sure we’ll have some great surprises for all of you soon.”

About the musical direction of ATHENA XIX, Lione concludes, “It’s a massive evolution of our original sound. We touch many styles, and the result is very interesting, featuring a lot of details, ideas connected to the concept etc… I’m sure people will be surprised listening to these songs, and I really can’t think of any similar sounding band at the moment. If I had to describe our sound in just one word, I would say ‘unique.’”


Fabio Lione – vocals

Simone Pellegrini – guitars

Gabriele Guidi – keyboards

Alessio Sabella – bass

Matteo Amoroso – drums

SIENA ROOT Presents Video For New Digital Single “Coincidence & Fate”

Sweden’s root rock figureheads SIENA ROOT will release their eighth studio album on February 24th via their new label home, Atomic Fire Records!

Fittingly titled Revelation, the recording serves as the group’s most versatile offering of their long-spanning career, guiding listeners through a true journey rather than simply stringing together song after song. The eleven-track offering was recorded analogously at Silence Studio in Koppom, Sweden and Root Rock Studios in Stockholm, Sweden where it was also mixed. Mastering was handled at Stockholm’s Cutting Room.

In advance of the record’s release, today SIENA ROOT unveils their video for “Coincidence & Fate.”

The band comments, “This is the trailer for our movie, Wheels Of Revelation, as well as the first track of the album Revelation and tells a story of fear one experiences when coming close to death and realizing the fickleness of life. Musically, ‘Coincidence & Fate’ is an all-analogue recording featuring dirty organ riffs and fat drums. That’s where heavy rock tunes with female front vocals — seemingly inspired by classic acts such as Uriah Heep and Jethro Tull — meet SIENA ROOT‘s remarkable root rock sound. Enjoy!”

Revelation Track Listing:

1. Coincidence & Fate

2. Professional Procrastinator

3. No Peace

4. Fighting Gravity

5. Dusty Roads

6. Winter Solstice

7. Dalecarlia Stroll

8. Leaving The City

9. Little Burden

10. Madukhauns

11. Keeper Of The Flame

SIENA ROOT have announced a show to celebrate Revelation on release day at Pipeline in Sundsvall, Sweden with support coming from Drivet.


2/24/2023 Pipeline – Sundsvall, SE

Founded in the late ’90s, SIENA ROOT are constantly working on something new. They’ve continually changed their approach and experimented with their sound — not only to keep their music fresh but to challenge themselves, which is among the main reason why the group’s relevance remains after all these years. Besides touring with acts such as Deep Purple and Dewolff, the quartet — founding members drummer Love Forsberg and bassist Sam Riffer with guitarist Johan Borgström and vocalist/keyboardist Zubaida Solid — have always brought an infectious performance to stages globally and consistently gaining new fans with every show.  


Zubaida Solid – vocals, keys

Johan Borgström – guitars

Sam Riffer – bass

Love Forsberg – drums

GOD DETHRONED Signs To Atomic Fire Records

Announces Upcoming New Single “Asmodevs”

Right in time for the 30th anniversary of their debut album, Dutch blackened death metal institution GOD DETHRONED is pleased to announce a new chapter of their career. After having emerged in the extreme metal scene of the early 1990s and gaining international followership thanks to twelve albums that became genre milestones, GOD DETHRONED has always remained loyal to their roots while still reinventing themselves: today, they are proud to announce their signing to Atomic Fire Records, and in anticipation of their upcoming Latin American tour, the band will reveal a surprisingly catchy yet brutal new single.

“It’s not just excitement, we are thrilled that Atomic Fire Records decided to add GOD DETHRONED to their artist roster,” frontman Henri Sattler comments. “They were on top of our wish list of new labels to sign to, so you can definitely say that a dream came true! To celebrate this new endeavor, Atomic Fire Records will release our new single and video, ‘Asmodevs,’ on December 2nd, right before Eindhoven Metal Meeting and our Latin American tour. What a way to end this year!”

Atomic Fire Records co-founder/A&R Markus Wosgien adds, “We are happy to welcome one of the most enduring and uncompromising death metal bands of all time, GOD DETHRONED, to Atomic Fire Records. What would the ’90s have been without The Christhunt and especially The Grand Grimoire and Bloody Blasphemy?! Henri Sattler is a master of his profession and with Illuminati, he recently underlined that GOD DETHRONED never fail to reinvent themselves. The upcoming new track basically says it all.”

Stay tuned for further information in the weeks to come and catch GOD DETHRONED live at one of the following tour dates:


12/09/2022 Eindhoven Metal Meeting – Eindhoven, NL

12/10/2022 Ace Of Spades Club – Bogotá, CO

12/11/2022 Barnaby Jones – Medellín, CO

12/13/2022 The Pit – Morelos, MX

12/14/2022 Elite – Querétaro, MX

12/15/2022 HDX Circus Bar – Mexico City, MX

12/16/2022 Local Boomer – Coquimbo, CL

12/17/2022 Santiago Metal Festival – Santiago, CL

12/18/2022 Casa Vieja – Temuco, CL

1/21/2023 7er Club – Mannheim, DE

2/04/2023 JC Vizit – Wilrijk/Antwerp, BE

4/22/2023 Assault Of The Undead – Vechta, DE

9/23/2023 Dark Woods – Heinrichsthal/Aschaffenburg, DE


Henri Sattler – vocals, guitars

Jeroen Pomper – vocals, bass

Dave Meester – guitars

Frank Skillpero – drums

LORDI Signs To Atomic Fire Records

New Album Scheduled For Spring 2023 Release

The world’s favorite hard rock monsters, LORDI, who are currently busy touring Europe, are gearing up for the next chapter of their spooky discography. Today, the horde is proud to announce their signing to Atomic Fire Records. While their current seven-CD(!) album box, Lordiversity, was released just one year ago, the famed Finnish group led by mastermind Mr. Lordi have fully seized their time at home during the pandemic to record a follow-up album that will see the light of day in Spring 2023.

LORDI comments, “We are damn proud to announce that LORDI are joining the impressive ranks of Atomic Fire Records! We’re quite psyched up to stir the pots with Markus Wosgien, Flori Milz, and their fantastic team. Leaving AFM Records (thanks a million, Jochen) was not an easy decision for us since the support there was always great! Stay tuned monster maniacs — the next era is all set and ready and awaiting just right around the corner…”

Atomic Fire Records label founder/A&R Markus Wosgien adds, “With LORDI, we are happy to welcome another heavyweight of the heavy metal scene to Atomic Fire Records. Twenty years ago, their fantastic debut Get Heavy was released and you simply had to love them! The combination of their monster image with traditional ’80s metal was a real joy on every single one of their albums and is always a guarantee for a true metal inferno live on stage. What Mr. Lordi and his monster clan recently created on the seven-CD package Lordiversity still leaves me speechless and will probably never be seen again in this form. We are looking forward to the next chapter with some new monster anthems par excellence!”

New LORDI tunes will come your way soon. In the meantime, you can catch the band live on their European Lordiversitour currently underway and the newly announced The Tour To End All Tours run with Sabaton and Babymetal. See all confirmed dates below.


11/21/2022 Colos-Saal – Aschaffenburg, DE w/ Almanac, Dymytry

11/23/2022 Der Hirsch – Nuremberg, DE w/ Almanac, Dymytry

11/24/2022 Eventhall Airport – Regensburg-Obertraubling, DE w/ Almanac, Dymytry

11/25/2022 Hole44 – Berlin, DE w/ Almanac, Dymytry

11/26/2022 Hellraiser – Leipzig, DE w/ Almanac, Dymytry

11/28/2022 Backstage (Werk) – Munich, DE w/ Almanac, Dymytry

11/29/2022 Essigfabrik – Cologne, DE w/ Almanac, Enemy Inside

11/30/2022 Garage – Saarbrucken, DE w/ Almanac, Enemy Inside

12/02/2022 P60 – Amstelveen, NL w/ Almanac, Enemy Inside

12/03/2022 Tivoli – Bremen, DE w/ Almanac, Dymytry

12/04/2022 Markthalle – Hamburg, DE w/ Almanac, Dymytry

12/06/2022 Vakaris – Vilnius, LT

12/08/2022 Tavastia-klubi – Helsinki, FI

12/09/2022 Olympia-kortteli – Tampere, FI

12/10/2022 Viking Grace – Turku – MS, FI

w/ Sabaton, Babymetal:

4/14/2023 First Direct Arena – Leeds, UK

4/15/2023 Arena Wembley – London, UK

4/16/2023 Motorpoint Arena – Cardiff, UK

4/18/2023 OVO Hydro – Glasgow, UK

4/21/2023 Zénith (La Villette) – Paris, FR

4/22/2023 Festhalle – Frankfurt, DE

4/24/2023 Barclays Arena – Hamburg, DR

4/25/2023 Rockhal – Esch-sur-Alzette, LU

4/28/2023 Avicii Arena – Stockholm, SE

4/29/2023 Spektrum – Oslo, NO

4/30/2023 Royal Arena – Copenhagen, DK

5/02/2023 ZAG Arena – Hanover, DE

5/03/2023 Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, NL

5/05/2023 Mercedes-Benz Arena – Berlin, DE

5/06/2023 Quarterback Immobilien Arena – Leipzig, DE

5/07/2023 Stadthalle – Vienna, AT

5/09/2023 Atlas Arena – Łódź, PL

5/10/2023 Ostravar Aréna – Ostrava, CZ

5/12/2023 Lanxess Arena – Cologne, DE

5/13/2023 Sportpaleis – Antwerp, BE

5/15/2023 Olympiahalle – Munich, DE

5/18/2023 Saku Suurhall – Tallinn, EE

5/19/2023 Helsingin Jäähalli – Helsinki, FI

5/20/2023 Kuopio-halli – Kuopio, FI

INDUCTION To Release “Born From Fire” Full-Length On November 25th Via Atomic Fire Records

Progressive/symphonic power metal quintet INDUCTION will release their sophomore full length, Born From Fire, on November 25th via Atomic Fire Records.

Notes guitarist and band mastermind Tim Kanoa Hansen. “We tried to deliver a good mix of big hits, great melodies, emotions, brutal anger, intricate riffs, and arrangements as well as making it a ton of fun while listening. We are sure this album will convince old and new fans alike of what INDUCTION means. We sincerely hope that everyone finds themselves in some of the songs.”

The record, which boasts twelve metal anthems in fifty-eight minutes, was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen and is graced by the cover artwork of Peter Sallai (Sabaton, Jinjer, Powerwolf).

Born From Fire Track Listing:

1. Born From Fire

2. Scorched

3. Fallen Angel

4. Go To Hell

5. Embers

6. Order & Chaos

7. The Beauty Of Monstrance

8. Queen Of Light

9. I Am Alive

10. Ghost Of Silence

11. Eternal Silence

12. Sacrifice (Bonus Track)

Originally founded in 2014, INDUCTION left their first mark with first single, “The Outwitted Consecration,” in 2016 before completely entering the metal world by releasing their eponymous debut album in 2019. Its enormously positive reception even paved them the way to touring across Europe alongside Brazilian power metallers Armored Dawn in November of the same year. It was a notable career start for the quintet that was unfortunately halted by the pandemic leading to a break (at least on the live front) that wasn’t only used by the band to work on their sophomore album but also to renew their power.


Craig Cairns – vocals

Tim Kanoa Hansen – guitars

Marcos Rodriguez – guitars

Dominik Gusch – bass

Dominik “Dome” Zester – session drums