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5th September 2017

beast in black

Deposed Battle Beast founder Anton Kabanen is back with Beast In Black who are now fully armed and ready with a Nuclear Blast record deal.

Beast In Black will release their debut album, 'Berserker', in November. The album's cover artwork marks the return of the collaboration between Anton and Roman Ismailov who was the original illustrator and graphic artist for Battle Beast.

More info on Beast In Black's debut album coming soon.

beast in black

Anton Kabanen told us:

"Our wildest dreams came true when we made a deal with Nuclear Blast, the biggest and the best Heavy Metal label in the world.

"We are thrilled about our debut album release in November and besides the massive anthem-like Heavy Metal songs, we'll promise unforgettable live shows all around the world as we unleash the 'Berserker' album!"

The five-piece, Helsinki based Beast In Black were founded by Anton Kabanen soon after he had parted ways with Battle Beast in 2015, the same year they played their first gig as opening act for Nightwish.

The making of 'Berserker' was already in progress back then and it was completed in summer 2017. A deal was signed with Nuclear Blast almost immediately after the completion of the album.

'Berserker' continues in the style of Anton's previously composed works which include the first three Battle BEast albums. One of the essential themes on this debut album is the Japanese manga and anime Berserk.

Beast In Black are:
Yannis Papadopoulos - vocals
Mate Molnar - bass
Sami Hänninen - drums
Kasperi Heikkinen - guitars
Anton Kabanen - guitars, vocals

judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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