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Hardcore Vets INSIGHT Streaming Discography Collection

Click to stream Reflection.   After decades in the making, INSIGHT unleashes the tiger with their 19 song discography, Reflection. “We never got to release a full length, we never got to release something when people could get your songs in real-time, so it's simply amazing that 30 years later people still give a shit about INSIGHT,” admits frontman Mark Starr on the band’s discography collection, Reflection, available everywhere today via Mission Two Entertainment.   Reflection covers the hardcore outfit’s collection of vegetarian and straight-edge anthems, including the out-of-print EP What Will It Take (originally released on Victory Records in 1990), four new songs, hard-to-find compilation tracks, and a 1989 live set from New Jersey while on tour supporting Social Distortion.   Starr continues, “I'm very grateful for our fans caring. That's why this...

Lacuna Coil Announces “Black Anima: Live From The Apocalypse”

Italian gothic metal superstars LACUNA COIL announce "Black Anima: Live From The Apocalypse", an exclusive live stream featuring a full performance of Black Anima for the very first time. The once in a lifetime event will air on Friday, September 11th at 3 PM EST on A-Live from the Alcatraz Club in Milan and will include songs never performed live, plus special backstage/off-camera moments and more. After the success of their acclaimed 20th-anniversary show "The 119 Show", the band plan to go all out to create an outstanding and exclusive spectacle that won't disappoint fans all over the world. The show will be available to view only once, live, via streaming. Early bird and general admission tickets are available for purchase on Wednesday, July 22nd at 11 AM ET HERE. The band, stationed in their hometown of Milan, Italy since February...

ORIANTHI To Release First New Studio Album in Seven Years Due This Fall

Platinum-selling recording artist and world-class guitarist, Orianthi has signed an exclusive record deal with the well regarded independent rock label, Frontiers Music Srl. Frontiers will handle the release of her upcoming new studio album globally. This will be Orianthi's first new studio album in seven years and her first new music as a solo artist in six years. It is expected to be released this fall. Stay tuned for more details and the first single in the coming weeks. “I am thrilled about this new chapter with Frontiers! Their passion and enthusiasm for music is such a great reminder of why I love creating music. I couldn’t be more excited to release my upcoming album with them,” Orianthi says. “We are absolutely honored to have Orianthi on the label! Since we first heard talk that she was working on...

TENSION RISING Reveals The End Of Days With New Single & Lyric Video, “Doomsayer”

TENSION RISING has unleashed their brand-new single & lyric video for the song, "Doomsayer." "Doomsayer" appears on the forthcoming release, Penumbra, due out in early September. https://youtu.be/wlwqmuW0L8w "Doomsayer" is a song essentially about the end of days. A bleak viewpoint of the world around us from one man who stands in the midst of absolute chaos. As he observes what transpires around him, he confronts a “fortune teller” of sorts. In history we know these individuals as “soothsayers”. These individuals have been told to us to foresee the future and what lies ahead for us all. This particular “soothsayer” is categorically what we sought out to portray as a “Doomsayer”, a fortune-teller of inevitable doom; the speaker of demise as it were. Our protagonist pleads with the doomsayer...

IN FLAMES DISCUSS RE-RECORDED “CLAYMAN” TRACKS

IN FLAMES DISCUSS RE-RECORDED “CLAYMAN” TRACKS IN NEW ALBUM TRAILER "CLAYMAN (20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION)" ALBUM OUT AUG 28TH PRE-ORDER HERE: https://www.inflames.com/clayman2020 Swedish metal powerhouse IN FLAMES have revealed a new trailer today for their upcoming "Clayman (20th Anniversary Edition)" that’s due out on August 28th from Nuclear Blast. In their latest video Anders Fridén and Björn Gelotte discuss their decision and process for re-recording fan favorites from the groundbreaking album. WATCH ALBUM TRAILER #2 - THE RE-RECORDED “CLAYMAN” TRACKS: https://youtu.be/mx8SltjkVDU https://youtu.be/mx8SltjkVDU Celebrating the 2-decade milestone of their critically acclaimed breakthrough, IN FLAMES has released the “Clayman 2020" bonus tracks, which are available now on all digital and streaming services via Nuclear Blast. Listen here: https://geni.us/InFlamesClayman2020 The recent release features 4 re-recorded tracks and 1 new instrumental track and is available for a limited-time-only as a Comic-Con@Home 2020...

Listen To First Single “Wasted” From Megadeth’s David Ellefson’s New Solo Album

ELLEFSON the eponymous solo band of Grammy-winning Megadeth bassist/co-founder David Ellefson has announced the tentative tracklisting for NO COVER, out 10/2 on Combat Records, featuring 17+ cover songs including classic tracks from Motorhead, WASP, Def Leppard, Cheap Trick, Queen, Judas Priest, Twisted Sister, Fastway, Fight, Dead Kennedys, and more, with cover art by Melody Myers (Ellefson, Altitudes, and Attitude, Escape The Fate), an homage to the legendary Def Leppard debut On Through The Night. Ellefson has also released the first single, an updated interpretation of the ON THROUGH THE NIGHT classic “Wasted”, featuring Frank Hannon (Tesla), Jacob Bunton (Mick Mars, Lynam), and Dave McClain (Sacred Reich, Ex-Machine Head), which premiered this week on the nationally syndicated radio show Nights With Alice Cooper. https://youtu.be/lTbmJAh4ocw ELLEFSON, featuring Ellefson on bass, Vocalist Thom Hazaert, Guitarists Andy Martongelli and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Sons of Apollo, Yes, Ex-Guns N’...

George Lynch To End Using “Lynch Mob” As Band Name

George Lynch recently stated during an interview with Anne Erickson for Audio Ink Radio that he will no longer record or perform live using the band name "Lynch Mob".  George feels the name has negative connotations and is no longer appropriate for use. Lynch Mob are scheduled to release their final album under the name on August 28, 2020.  The album, Wicked Sensation Re-Imagined is a complete re-work of their now-iconic debut album release.    West coast rock veterans Lynch Mob will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their seminal album Wicked Sensation with a special limited print/deluxe anniversary edition of the album. Wicked Sensation Reimagined features re-worked and re-recorded versions of their classic songs and is scheduled for release via Rat Pak Records on August 28, 2020 (also available in Japan via...

NAGAZI Release Official Music Video for “Triumphant”!

NAGAZI has released the official music video for "Triumphant." Filmed by Will Moss (Hive Minds Media) live on location at two stops on the November Pain Tour with Smile Empty Soul and Cinder in the fall of 2019 (at Growlers in Memphis, TN on 11/19/2019, and at Stickyz in Little Rock, AR on 11/23/2019), "Triumphant" was engineered by Matt Dalton (Rock Hill Sound  in Rochester Hills, MI) and mastered by Ulrich Wild (The Wilderness in Los Angeles, CA)   “There are a lot of people in this world that want to get close to you, use you, take what they can, chew you up, and spit you out. Triumphant is about challenging these loathsome people, and fighting for what is yours.” - NAGAZI Nagazi is a 4-piece hard rock/metal band from Mt Pleasant, MI. Joe Hafer - Vocals Matthew...

Leaves Eyes Announces New Album “The Last Viking”

Monumental. Epic. Powerful. - The Vikings' last battle England in the year 1066. The decisive battle near Stamford Bridge. Warriors fighting death, the grounds soaked in blood. Norway's King Harald III, called Hardrada ("the hard ruler") lies dying. His whole life flashes before his eyes: cruel wars, fights overpower, journeys to exotic worlds guiding to powerful women, emperors, and kings falling into ruin. The last Viking King is dead - the Vikings' age is over. Long live the Vikings. "The Last Viking" is the 2020-monumental-piece of LEAVES' EYES. The setting of the symphonic metal masterpiece couldn't be more tremendous. With their cult-albums "Vinland Saga" (2005) and "King of Kings" (2015) they already turned Leif Eriksson's discovery of America and the life of Norway's first king...

Wolves In The Throne Room Sign New Record Deal

“True to its name, Wolves In The Throne Room has always painted between the lines of barbaric and regal. For over a decade it has been this between-space that has driven WITTR's power; burning black-metal riffs communing with mystical folk and ambient music.” - NPR Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of Wolves in the Throne Room. The Olympia, Washington-based band is currently working on a new album to be released in 2021. More news about the album will be made available over the months to come. Wolves in the Throne Room comment on the signing: “We are proud to announce our collaboration with Relapse Records. As fans of the label since the early days, we are excited to be working with such capable folks. We are currently crafting...

HED) P.E. Release New Single “First Blood” from Upcoming Album, “Class of 2020”

Legendary SoCal artists (HED) P.E. has revealed the first single from the upcoming Class of 2020 album, “First Blood.” Listen to “First Blood” now: https://youtu.be/-4nARAGCPO8 “I wanted it to sound like the best garage band ever,” explains frontman Jared Gomes. “Like you went to your friend's band practice and were totally blown away. This track kicks off the record and I can't wait to open the show with it at a club near you. It will fuckin’ shred. One guitar, one bass, one riddim, one mic. Definitely some '70s punk rock influence. The Clash and Minor Threat were on my mind a lot. The pendulum swung and whereas the last album was futuristic, this one is bare bones. These tracks will translate into the club....

BLACK ANGEL Crafts Gothic Stories Of Love With “Kiss Of Death”

English gothic rock band BLACK ANGEL presents their brand new second studio album, Kiss of Death: Ten tracks of pure gothic rock with a little sprinkling of psychobilly and punk. https://youtu.be/FYqNI6stOIU For fans of SISTERS OF MERCY, BAUHAUS & THE CULT Kiss of Death is an album that is all about love. Whether it be unrequited, lost love, or love out of reach.  "Animal," the first single from the album fits into this theme by addressing the topic of passion. Kiss of Death is available on CD and digital formats NOW. "Late to the party’" "Back in the ’80s, my brother Dan introduced me to the goth genre. He took me to a club in Bristol called ‘The Whip’ in 1985. Bands like the Sisters of Mercy, The Cult, Bauhaus and The Damned were...

Doro Releases “Brickwall” As New Single

One and a half years after the release of her extremely successful double album Forever Warriors, Forever United (#1 in the German vinyl charts, #4 in the album charts), metal queen DORO Pesch has already started working on material for a new album. "Since February, I've been back in the studio in the USA. There are some pretty awesome things happening in these writing sessions“, DORO reveals. After DORO's new single "Brickwall" was released digitally on June 26th, the single is now also available on 7'' vinyl. Order it physically here: http://nblast.de/Doro-Brickwall-US Also watch the video for "Brickwall": https://youtu.be/p1iJXgGjvKk "'Brickwall' is a harbinger for the upcoming album, that will be released in 2021", DOROexplains. „I want to give my fans a taste of what it's going to be like – and the song also fits quite well with these dark times.“  And that's why: „The lyrics are about unbreakable, unconditional love for a person in deep trouble. Even though...

Manticora Releases New Video For “Eaten By The Beasts”

New Album "To Live To Kill To Live" Out August 28, 2020 MANTICORA, the Danish prog-thrash veterans, have released the first single/video from their upcoming album "To Live To Kill To Live", the follow-up and 2nd part of a huge concept, to 2018's "To Kill To Live To Kill" - both albums, based on the 334-page horror/thriller novel that lead singer Lars F. Larsen wrote (also released in 2018). The video for the song "Eaten By The Beasts" deals with the brutal murder of a young criminal, who has raped the daughter of a farmer. The farmer hires a hitman to get rid of the rapist, and the rapist is eaten alive by a number of huge, hungry pigs, owned by the farmer. It's all karma, and the video is based on the concept....

Listen To The New Stryper Single “Make Love Great Again”

https://youtu.be/id28Zepqh2c   "Even The Devil Believes" track listing: 01. Blood From Above 02. Make Love Great Again 03. Let Him In 04. Do Unto Others 05. Even The Devil Believes 06. How To Fly 07. Divider 08. This I Pray 09. Invitation Only 10. For God & Rock 'N' Roll 11. Middle Finger Messiah

RAVEN Releases New Single and Video For “Top of the Mountain”

The British/American metal trio Raven released a new single and lyric video for the song "Top Of The Mountain" today. The song is taken from the new studio album "Metal City". You can watch the video HERE. https://youtu.be/I6tuJfLowJQ "Metal City" will be released through SPV/Steamhammer on September 18th, 2020 as CD DigiPak, LP version, bundle version with shirt (only at the Steamhammer shop), download and stream: https://Ravenlunatics.lnk.to/MetalCity It’s often small things that can give powerful impetus to a musician’s creativity. In the case of USA-based metal trio Raven, featuring the English brothers John (bass, vocals) and Mark (guitar) Gallagher, it was the unanimously positive reactions to their 2015 release ExtermiNation, and of course the arrival of drummer Mike Heller (he joined the fold in summer...

Johnny Thunders – Que Sera Sera: Resurrected 35th Anniversary 3CD Box Set To Be Released

In 1985 Johnny Thunders went into the studio in London, to record his third and final solo album. He gathered friends Mike Monroe, Patti Palladin, John Perry, Wilko Johnson, Henri-Paul Tortosa, Nasty Suicide, JC Carroll,Stiv Bators, Glen Matlock and others, and the resulting album was christened Que Sera, Sera.    It wasn't all plain sailing - with Johnny it rarely was. Johnny had spent the previous two years in relative stability. He'd been gigging around the world, and between tours he was filming in France. Life was a series of nice apartments and hotels shared with his constant companions - his girlfriend Susanne and his manager Christopher.   Now circumstances meant he had neither. Without a new release, touring slowed, and his high-maintenance lifestyle led him to seek friend favors for...

Stryper Guitarist Oz Fox Says Brain Tumors Are Growing Larger And Is Considering Treatment Options

Stryper guitarist Oz Fox and his wife Annie Lobert shared a video on Facebook regarding Fox's recent diagnosis of brain tumors. At approximately 12:30 am on August 12, 2018, Fox had a seizure while performing with a side band in Las Vegas and was taken to the hospital. A CT scan and MRI discovered two masses: one by his ear and the other in the back of his head. He has been monitoring the situation ever since: You can watch the video below: https://www.facebook.com/annielobert/videos/10158733223226532/?t=13 https://www.facebook.com/sirozfox/

Former Black Sabbath Vocalist Tony Martin To Release New Album

Tony Martin, former Black Sabbath singer, signs with Battlegod Productions and Dark Star Records for the release of Tony Martin’s new solo album featuring Scott McClellan on guitar. Talking about the new album Tony had this to say, "This new album is probably the most “Tony Martin” a Tony martin album has ever sounded!! Its got several surprises that will lift people’s eyebrows I am sure. Largely but not entirely based around the riffs of Scott McClellan, new to the world scene he has proved to be a worthy partner in crime for this release... I was able to make some great songs out of the riffs he was coming up with which is very similar in the writing sense to that which I experienced...

SLADE Cum On Feel The Hitz To Be Released September 25th

On September 25th 2020 BMG proudly release Slade’s Cum On Feel The Hitz, a superlative and comprehensive collection of Slade singles from 1970 to 1991. Cum On Feel The Hitz  is released as a  single CD and single LP collection: the CD comprises of 43 singles, while the double vinyl features 24 singles, In addition, there will be a 1LP and 1CD version available for North America exclusively. Cum On Feel The Hitz includes all six of their UK Number one singles: "Coz I Luv You”, “Take Me Bak ‘Ome”, ”Mama Weer All Crazee Now”, “Cum On Feel The Noize”, “Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me“ and “Merry Xmas Everybody”  and a total of 16 Top 10 singles. The affection for Slade’s music and attitude remains undimmed today, as 1973’s “Merry Christmas Everybody” has gone on to become Britain’s best...

Aftershock Festival Rescheduled To October 7 – 10, 2021; Metallica & My Chemical Romance To Headline

Danny Wimmer Presents has announced that Aftershock 2020, scheduled for October 9 – 11 at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA, has been rescheduled to October 7 – 10, 2021, and has released the following statement: After all the harm caused by COVID-19, there is nothing that we wanted more than to be celebrating Aftershock with you this October at Discovery Park for what was going to be a monumental weekend.  We, the artists, and Sacramento County all thought we had a shot at being the first post-COVID festival to happen.  That really would have been incredible.  We waited as long as we could but, unfortunately, the recent spike of cases now requires that we reschedule this year’s sold-out Aftershock to 2021.     As always, thank you...

KORN Premieres New Song, Cover Of “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”

KORN have shared a cover of The Charlie Daniels Band classic "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" exclusively via Bandcamp today HERE. All proceeds from the track will be donated to   Awakening Youth,  a nonprofit organization devoted to young people faced with the loss of a parent due to divorce, addiction, death, being surrendered for adoption, or other reasons. Over a galloping bounce, the band rip dueling guitar leads as distortion bleeds into eerie feedback. Frontman Jonathan Davis tears through this timeless story, trading off verses with YelaWolf as they take on the roles of "The Devil" and "Johnny."  The fiddle battle for Johnny's soul has never sounded quite like this. Recorded during the sessions for the critically acclaimed chart-topping epic THE NOTHING, the track honors the late Charlie Daniels.  ...

“BIOGRAPHY: THE NINE LIVES OF OZZY OSBOURNE” Premieres Labor Day On A&E Network

TWO-HOUR DOCUMENTARY EXPLORES THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE AND CAREER OF THE ROCK LEGEND WATCH A PREVIEW HERE https://youtu.be/pX6p0Tel7Ps   A&E Network's Emmy Award winning "Biography" banner will premiere a new documentary special celebrating one of rock's biggest stars. Featuring exclusive interviews and archival footage, "Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne" delves into the many lives and incredible career of the man who has personified rock and roll rebellion for decades. "Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne" will premiere on Labor Day (Monday, September 7) at 9:00 PM (ET/PT).  Watch a preview here. "Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne" traces OZZY's life from his childhood in poverty and time in prison, to fronting the iconic Black Sabbath and a successful solo career, to one of rock's elder statesman and a loveable 21st century television...

Q & A With Fox Violet

XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest project news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? I have really been trying to just let go so that I can make room for myself during this time, and experimenting. I have written some new music but I am trying to allow it to breathe whilst I discover what direction I want it to take. The pandemic has really given me time to re-consider what I am doing in music, and also why.   XS ROCK: So how long has the project been around? This project has been around a few years.   XS ROCK: What was your main motivation for originally starting this project? I have a few, I want to really challenge my...

Body Count Releases Animated Music Video For “Thee Critical Beatdown”

LA's BODY COUNT release a music video for the hard-hitting track "Thee Critical Beatdown" from their highly acclaimed recent full-length album Carnivore. The animation work was done by Tommy The Animator, who previously created the music video for "The Ski Mask Way" off Body Count's previous release Bloodlust (2017). Watch the animated music video of "Thee Critical Beatdown" HERE. https://youtu.be/X-SPutHbksc "Thee Critical Beatdown" is off Body Count's latest LP, Carnivore, which is available to purchase and stream HERE. The following physical formats are still available for Carnivore: *           Deluxe 2CD Box Set (incl. bonus tracks, beanie, metallic logo pin, poster & instrumental CD) *           Ltd. Gatefold LP+CD & LP-Booklet & Poster (incl. bonus track) *           CD Digipak Carnivore Tracklist: Carnivore Point The Finger (feat. Riley Gale) Bum - Rush Ace Of Spades Another Level (feat. Jamey Jasta) Colors...

DOKKEN ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO FOR ‘NO ANSWER’

Watch/Listen to ‘No Answer’ HERE https://youtu.be/YC5xPCI6f3I Pre-orders available HERE “No Answer” is the second single to be taken from Dokken’s new record The Lost Songs: 1978-1981 (out 28th August, Silver Lining Music), an album which is a treasure trove of unheard tracks from the early years of one of the most celebrated bands in the history of Metal. The Lost Songs: 1978-1981 show the crackle and craft of a hungry young Don Dokken as he embarked upon a journey which started in Southern California and Northern Germany. It is a trek which is testimony to the sheer endeavor and perseverance Don Dokken showed in those few years between 1978 and 1981, starting from when he spent time at a guitar store called Drake’s Music, owned by Drake Levin in Manhattan Beach, California. “Drake was a guitar player...

Haxan Release Video For Nine Lives

Featuring a post-apocalyptic demolition derby - social distancing - oil barrels, tyres and fires - behind the scenes police raids - illegal raves… ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the astonishing yet brilliantly mad Häxan and their new music video, ‘Nine Lives’. https://youtu.be/gVLXK1j9VYw The band says, “Listening to the first studio mix of ‘Nine Lives’ just sparked imagination and Sam couldn't shake the idea of a fast paced post-apocalyptic demolition derby comic book style video! As always, we encouraged each others' madness and got to work at making this happen. Filming a safe, socially distanced music video was not without its challenges, and we didn't make things easy for ourselves either. We set out to find a location that matched our vision, and after a twist...

Ensiferum launches lyric video for “For Sirens”

Last Friday (July 10th), Ensiferum released their new full-length, Thalassic, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of Thalassic, a lyric video for the album track "For Sirens" can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/8WRG7MQvrrY Stream and purchase Thalassic now at: metalblade.com/ensiferum - where the record is available in the following formats: - Ltd. box set (incl. Digipak, bonus CD, flag, pendant) - Ltd. box set (incl. Digipak, bonus CD, flag, pendant, drinking horn - EMP excl.) - Ltd. Digi (incl. 2 bonus tracks - EU excl.) - CD - Ltd. LP + 7" + drinking horn (ltd. 1000 - EMP excl.) - 180g Black Vinyl (EU excl.) - Red/Black Marbled Vinyl (ltd. 700 - EU excl.) - Purple/Blue Marbled Vinyl (ltd. 300 - EU excl.) - Finish Flag Vinyl (ltd. 200 - Nuclear Blast excl.)...

DIANTHUS FEATURING TWIN SISTERS RELEASE NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO FOR “REALMS”

Dianthus is currently in the studio recording their brand new album “Realms” with producer Steve Evetts (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Symphony X, Butcher Babies, etc.), and they will be releasing a series of singles monthly leading up to the full release tentatively due in early 2021. Jackie and Jessica had this to say about their first single ‘Realms’, “The idea and creation of our newest single, ‘Realms’, came from pure intuition and connectiveness to the music. We wanted to capture a variety of intense moods that resonate with the listener and cut into the dynamic dimensions of our sound. We feel that this song will speak to everyone in a unique way and mean something in a unique way. We hope ‘Realms’ casts a new...

Blackballed reveal the new video “Another Lonely Day”

Today, hard-rockin' power-trio Blackballed reveal the new video "Another Lonely Day." The track is the first to be revealed from the band's highly anticipated third album, Elephant in the Room, set for international release on July 24th via Metalville Records. See & hear Blackballed's "Another Lonely Day" video in its entirety HERE at Metalville's official YouTube channel. Based around New Model Army guitarist Marshall Gill, Blackballed is a musical powerhouse of passion and style. The British trio combines the best ingredients from hard rock riffs and dirty blues grooves. Enriched with a good shot of psychedelic soulfulness, Blackballed conjure up an energy that captivates you from the very first bar. Since their foundation in 2012, the Manchester-based band has been playing at numerous concerts and reached a rapidly growing fanbase, not least through celebrated performances at various major festivals around the world....

Q & A With Andrew Lopez From Ænly

Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements? -We have just released our new single “Up In Smoke”, which was pretty fullfiling to get out there. We actually have another single “Hostility” that we’re planning on releasing soon once we get everything solidified. We are also working on an idea for a new band T-shirt, just beta phase. How long has the band been together? -The band originally formed from one member Riggs roughly 2 years ago. Art then joined the project about 3 months later, along with myself. Then Manny had joined the band about 4 moths after that. We shuffled around for a little bit until we came upon Conner, our drummer. Finally, we had...

Above The Snakes Releases Visualizer For “Adrenaline”

Boston, MA based hard rock band ABOVE SNAKES releases visualizer which gives the first glimpse into the filthy, ego-driven wasteland that gave birth to their first single, "Adrenaline." Produced by Kile Odell (Fozzy, Through Fire, Motionless in White), "Adrenaline" is the introduction to the band's debut EP, rumored for a 2021 release. "'Adrenaline' is a heavy, catchy track that gets you amped up," says singer Johnny Skulls, through a puff of smoke. "It's about living life in the fast lane, having a good time with no limits, and showcasing the want and need from any passion that fuels you." finishes guitarist Dax Dabs. https://youtu.be/4yhk6Gpq3Qc "Rise above, Never look back Middle finger to the world, with a bottle of Jack" After years of living in the...

VANISHING POINT release their new video for single ‘Salvus’

VANISHING POINT release their new video for single 'Salvus', the second track to be taken from upcoming album Dead Elysium, due out on 28th August on AFM Records. https://youtu.be/YAC9TA7vD8w You like dark atmosphere and melodies brought to musical perfection? Then "Salvus" will sweep you off your feet - this song is everything at the same time: touching ballad, monumental soundtrack, rocking and catchy AOR track. Celebrate with us the release of VANISHING POINT’s second aspiring musical creation and it’s new highly elaborate lyric video! Frontman Silvio Massaro says of "Salvus": "You know there are times and moments in ones life, which are completely put into perspective. There could be many things that happen in your life that you wish you could relive or wish you had done all again. Truth is...

DARK MELODIC POWER THRASHERS, LET US PREY, UNVEIL VIDEO FOR NEW SONG “GHOST ECHOES”

With the release of their debut full-length “Virtues of the Vicious” just two weeks away, the Boston-based dark melodic power/thrash group LET US PREY – whose genre-defying sound Ghost Cult Magazine compares to “if Lamb Of God played power metal like Blind Guardian” – has unveiled a music video for a fourth preview track from the new album, the powerful “Ghost Echoes.” Check out the clip – which was designed by vocalist Marc Lopes,  https://youtu.be/52tbEFJTGq0 https://youtu.be/52tbEFJTGq0 Says Lopes, “'Ghost Echoes' is a tale of someone who uploads their consciousness to a collective cloud/program to remain immortal and present to loved ones eternal. It questions the existence of the human soul or whether we are just biomechanics machines. We experimented with analog synth patterns to give...

Theatrical Metal Act RAVEN BLACK Reveals Poignant New Video for “Hear Me Cry”

Theatrical metal band RAVEN BLACK has revealed a poignant new video for the song “Hear Me Cry,” from their upcoming third album, The Key. https://youtu.be/nUPha-uX-kI “‘Hear Me Cry’ is about the chaotic and deeply disturbing thoughts when I once attempted suicide,” Raven explains. “The inner battle of wanting to give up and yet wanting to fight and change your own life. The personal psychosis and finally calling out for help, which ultimately saved my life. This song hopefully inspires those who struggle with suicidal thoughts to speak up and seek help. Someone is always ready to help. Suicide is not the answer. You can change your life and you can survive.” A lyric video “Darkest Pit,” also from The Key, was recently released. Check it out at https://youtu.be/17ert1hVn00. The Key, produced by...

JEFFERSON STARSHIP release new music for the first time in 12 years, new single ‘It’s About Time’ out now

Legendary Rock group JEFFERSON STARSHIP release new music for the first time in 12 years.  MOTHER OF THE SUN EP to be released 21st August 2020 First single 'IT'S ABOUT TIME' out now. Legendary rock band Jefferson Starship (featuring David Freiberg, Donny Baldwin, Cathy Richardson, Chris Smith, and Jude Gold) has announced the release of their new EP, Mother of the Sun, their first collection of new songs in 12 years. Listen to 'It's About Time' here: https://youtu.be/zbPivlCPsfg https://youtu.be/QIdAH5wMnxA Stream/buy 'It's About Time'  here:  https://smarturl.it/JeffersonStarshipIAT Mother of the Sun will be released via Golden Robot Records will hit stores and streaming platforms on August 21. The seven tracks include two songs co-written by original Jefferson Starship/Jefferson Airplane members — It's About Time co-written with Grace Slick and another co-written with Marty Balin. The collection also features the return of original Jefferson Starship member Pete Sears, who...

LIONHEART reveal second video from upcoming album

Today, British hard rock legends Lionheart reveal a new video for "Widows." The track is the second to be revealed from the band's highly anticipated new album, The Reality of Miracles, set for international release on July 31st via Metalville Records. The clip was directed by Neil Griffiths and is exceptional in its creation: With the help of green screens, it was possible to create a band video, even though at no point during the recordings were two or more musicians in the same room. See & hear Lionheart's "Widows" video in its entirety HERE at the band's official YouTube channel. Lionheart was founded in late 1980 by Dennis Stratton (ex-Iron Maiden), Steve Mann (Michael Schenker Fest), and Rocky Newton (ex-MSG) with Clive Edwards (ex-UFO) completing the lineup a little later. The band started playing constant live shows, including regular...

Anthrax + Public Enemy = ‘”Bring The Noise”

During the recording of Persistence of Time, Scott Ian suggested the band - all big Public Enemy fans - record a cover of Public Enemy's "Bring The Noise."  He loved the idea of recording a metal version of the song, of melding his guitar sound with Chuck D's voice, plus, PE had name-checked Anthrax in the lyrics. Once the demo was arranged and recorded, Scott sent a cassette of it to Chuck D with the pitch for Chuck and Flavor Flav to record a version of the track with Anthrax.  After hearing the demo, Chuck D wholeheartedly agreed.  In June, 1991, the Anthrax-Public Enemy collaboration of "Bring The Noise" was released on Anthrax's B-sides/rarities album Attack of the Killer B's, and then on Public Enemy's Apocalypse 91...The Enemy Strikes Black album in October of...

Flamenco Rumba Rock n roll pioneers Gypsy Pistoleros reveal ‘The Greatest Hits album!’ track list!

Gypsy Pistoleros, the flamenco glam sleaze rock n roll pioneers, are signed to Golden Robot Global Entertainment / RIOT Records Worldwide, (home to L.A Guns, Rose Tattoo, Love/Hate, Kings X, Jefferson Starship and Gilby Clarke. Gypsy Pistoleros return with an August 28th release, 'The Greatest Flamenco Sleaze Glam Band Ever!' – a best-of 18 track anthology album.  Track lising has just been revealed! 1.  AY QUE DOLOR, 2.  PISTOLERO, PISTOLERO 3.  LAST OF THE JET BOYZ 4.  MANGI (PRINCE OF THIEVES) 5.  WHATS IT LIKE TO BE A GIRL (IN THE HOUSE OF 1000 DOLLS) 6.  UNA PARA TODO ES BANDIDO 7.  LIVIN LA VIDA LOCA 8.  CHICA S PELIGROSA 9.  CHICA DE LA LUNA 10. THE CRAZY LOCO LOQUITO 11. CLOSE AS YOU'LL EVER BE, 12. WILD, BEAUTIFUL, DAMNED, 13. SANGRE TILL DAWN, 14. LOS SUENOS DE...

Ihsahn Announces New EP

Shapeshifting progressive metal pioneer IHSAHN will release Pharos, the second of two contrasting-yet-intertwined EPs, on September 11, 2020 via Candlelight Records. Watch the official video for the first single, "Spectre At The Feast," here. https://youtu.be/GvUJZygvCRk Recorded at the artist's home studio, with additional drums by TOBIAS SOLBAKK at Jukes Joint Studio, Pharos is musically and conceptually a reverse image of Telemark, the first of the two linked EPs which was released back in February of this year. Pharos is another triumph for one of the proud initiators of black metal. This polymathic composer, who has already leant his iconoclastic spirit to rule-breaking bands and projects, has yet again woven intricate, sonic landscapes that cement his status as a true musical alchemist. Indeed, Pharos is the light to Telemark's dark. It features three original compositions and two covers: A delicate but true-to-the-original version of "Manhattan Skyline" by Norway's own pop progenitors A-HA (featuring LEPROUS frontman EINAR SOLBERG...

UNION KAIN Releases Vividly Intense Lyric Video for “Lake of Fire”

Debut EP, Black Dawn, out NOW! Watch Full LIVE Album Performance Online! South Florida based Metal band UNION KAIN has released another graphically distinctive lyric video for "Lake of Fire," the third single off of their debut EP, Black Dawn. Directed by Jacob Glover, "Lake of Fire" features dark imagery inspired by Greek mythology; the River Styx is evoked as The Lake of Fire, layered with smoldering flames and the band's striking dragon logo. "'Lake of Fire' represents the reality of the scope of dire consequence and internal turmoil and desire within the world of drug addiction. Wanting to escape drug addiction, the need for 'one more time', the knowledge of where it really brings you, the chance one takes that one could die at that moment---these are the...

Ministry Launches 2020 Campaign With Autographed Memorabilia And New Political Playlist

With one of the most important elections in American history on the line this November, Ministry and creator Al Jourgensen are launching a 2020 campaign to inspire fans to get election ready and look forward to receiving a range of autographed memorabilia from Ministry’s acclaimed 2018 anti-Trump album AmeriKKKant. Says Jourgensen, “When AmeriKKKant was first being developed, the album was a direct response to waking up to shock and panic the day after Trump was officially elected. Now, four years later these songs take on new meaning as we get rid of the Mango Moron. Vote this November like your life depends on it, because this time it really does!” Fans who are currently unregistered to vote are encouraged to head to http://ministryband.com/vote and click on the graphic to complete a few simple steps to get ready...

VARG Releases Title Track from Upcoming Album “Zeichen”

VARG return to the heritages of pure Pagan Metal! The wolves of VARG return to their roots with their seventh full-length album, Zeichen (engl. “signs”), to be released on September 18, 2020 via Napalm Records. The album marks a new era of the wolves haunted by wild battles, death and bloodlust - a resurrection from the fields of Pagan Metal, pairing razor-sharp melodic death riffs with Freki's furious vocals. Forget anything you have seen or heard about them in the past few years and embrace the new album as a reboot of a band that never ceased to evolve and has gotten rid of everything superfluous. VARG sets an uncompromising sign with first monumental single “Zeichen” (engl. signs), which comes along with an official video and introduces the concept behind their upcoming offering....

Hell in the Club Announce New Album “Hell Of Fame”

Heavy metallers Hell in the Club have announced the upcoming release of their new studio album, "Hell Of Fame" on September 4, 2020. Today, the band has also released the first single and video from the album, 'We'll Never Leave The Castle’. Listen to “We’ll Never Leave The Castle” https://youtu.be/CY-fiyFQ9NY   Pre-order/save "Hell Of Fame" HERE: https://orcd.co/helloffame "With "Hell of Fame," we've tried a slightly different approach compared to "See you on the dark side". It is definitely more straight ahead album and I was honestly a bit skeptical about it at first. But as often happens, simple and instinctive thinking beat out overthinking. Expect a straight ahead, yet still addictive and exciting hard rock album with the familiar sound and trademark of Hell in the...

FRONTIERS ALL STARS ANNOUNCE ‘PUSH THROUGH’ SINGLE

FEATURES NEARLY SIXTY ARTISTS FROM FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL ROSTER VIDEO & DIGITAL SINGLE AVAILABLE NOW Frontiers Music Srl is excited to present a one of a kind release, the single 'Push Through'. A unique song - available now on all digital platforms - which was recorded by a virtual plethora of Frontiers artists!   https://youtu.be/V2kVpauNJQ4 Stream or download the song HERE: https://orcd.co/pushthrough It all started from a discussion that the label team had with their in-house producer Alessandro Del Vecchio after the idea of creating a Frontiers All Stars song had come up. It was everyone's desire to vent about the overall frustration and disappointment that the pandemic situation had created for the world and give a sort of "sign of life," which had to...

Triumph Vocalist And Guitarist Rik Emmett Re-Issues 11 Solo Albums

For decades, Rik Emmett (largely considered one of the greatest rock guitarists of all-time) has been a prolific recording artist – whether it be as a member of Triumph, offering solo material, or collaborating with others.  And now, fans will be able to enjoy quite a few of his solo releases once again – which covers a wide variety of styles.  On Friday, July 10, 2020, Round Hill Records will be reissuing 11 solo Rik recordings in the digital format, including Ten Invitations (1998), Swing Shift (1998), Raw Quartet (1999), Live at Berklee (2000), Handiwork (2003), Good Faith (2003), Strung-Out Troubadours (2006), Live at Hugh’s Room (2007), Liberty Manifesto (2007), Push & Pull (2009), and Marco’s Secret Songbook (2012): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YfRRspT6RE&feature=youtu.be “As my loyal fans will...

Lynch Mob Releasing “Wicked Sensation Reimagined”

West coast rock veterans Lynch Mob will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their seminal album Wicked Sensation with a special limited print/deluxe anniversary edition of the album. Wicked Sensation Reimagined features re-worked and re-recorded versions of their classic songs and is scheduled for release via Rat Pak Records on August 28, 2020 (also available in Japan via Marquee/Avalon). The twelve-track album, originally released in October 1990, is considered by many to be sacred and perfect the way it is. The idea of rerecording it was not something Oni Logan or George Lynch took lightly. “The term ‘re-record’ makes me cringe, this is not that,” explains Lynch. “We re-invented the wheel on this record. It’s really a different animal than the original! Fans won’t be disappointed!” Logan adds: “30 years later here we are celebrating the first song I penned...

ONSLAUGHT release their new single & video ‘Bow Down To The Clowns’

ONSLAUGHT release their new single & video 'Bow Down To The Clowns' on 17th July, the second track to be taken from upcoming album 'Generation Antichrist', out 7th August on AFM Records. 'Bow Down To The Clowns' is a blistering, savage blast of metal, a rapid fire aural assault raging at the world. Onslaught at their absolute finest! Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/lQNNQt2wdtc Uncompromising thrash metal pioneers Onslaught bring a new level of brutality with one of the most ferocious albums ever made: 'Generation Antichrist'. This is an album inspired by a world full of hatred, megalomaniacs & political madness. Nige Rockett comments: “We wanted this album to sound like an audio backdrop for the lyrics contained within, dark and brutal in the extreme – which is why we invited producer...

PIG DESTROYER: Announce The Octagonal Stairway EP

PIG DESTROYER return with their new EP, The Octagonal Stairway, coming August 28th! A blistering dose of grindcore, harsh noise, and industrial swagger, The Octagonal Stairway features 6 crushing tracks from the legendary band, B-side noise tracks, and a special appearance from Iggor Cavalera! Watch “The Cavalry” music video, featuring fan submitted video footage during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, on YouTube HERE and listen on all streaming services HERE. The Octagonal Stairway is out August 28th on CD/LP/CS/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical pre-orders are available HERE and Digital Downloads/Streaming HERE. The Octagonal Stairway Tracklist: 1.   The Octagonal Stairway 2.   The Cavalry 3.   Cameraman 4.   News Channel 6 5.   Head Cage 6.   Sound Walker PIG DESTROYER Is: Scott Hall J.R. Hayes Blake Harrison Adam Jarvis Travis Stone OFFICIAL LINKS: Pig Destroyer on Facebook Pig Destroyer on Instagram Pig Destroyer on Bandcamp

(HED) P.E. Announces Twelfth Studio Album “Class of 2020”

Legendary SoCal artists (HED) P.E. have revealed details for their twelfth studio album, Class of 2020, set for release on August 21 via legendary Californian independent label Suburban Noize Records. The date also marks the 20th anniversary of the group’s breakthrough album, Broke. On Class of 2020, (HED) P.E. gets back to the raw essentials, utilizing old-school punk-rock guitar tones and aggressive, unfiltered vocal stylings at the core of their trademark sound. Longtime fans will find that Class of 2020 is a return to the classic sound of early (HED) P.E. albums. "We were on the road in the middle of a tour when the COVID-19 pandemic hit full force,” comments frontman Jared Gomes. “Like everyone else on the planet, we were faced with some...

STATIC-X RELEASE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR “BRING YOU DOWN”!

Platinum selling International recording artists STATIC-X's highly anticipated PROJECT REGENERATION VOL. 1 hit retailers around the globe on July 10th and quickly hit #1 and #8 on iTunes. The album was #1 most added at metal radio last week and the album was also featured on the cover and #1 on Tidal's Hybrid Theories playlist and was named "Metal Album of the Week" by Deezer. The band has also released the official music video for "Bring You Down". The song hit #1 on Spotify's New Metal Tracks playlist (475k followers) and was added to Spotify's Kickass Metal Playlist (1M+ followers), Spotify's Rock Hard Playlist (750k followers), and 23 other Spotify official playlists and 312,000 fan playlists. PROJECT REGENERATION Volume 1 features 12 brand new STATIC-X tracks, containing many of the final vocal performances and musical compositions by WAYNE STATIC, along with...

Watch And Listen To Joan Jett’s New Video For “Jeepster” From Upcoming T. Rex Tribute Album

Listen to Joan Jett’s version of T.Rex’s “Jeepster” from the upcoming Marc Bolan tribute album ‘Angelheaded Hipster’ https://t-rex.lnk.to/JeepsterVidFA https://youtu.be/yTLMGU9o50k   Pre-save the album now ahead of its September 4th release:: https://t-rex.lnk.to/JeepsterFA Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator, and a visionary. As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, with whom she has become a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, she’s had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics "Bad Reputation," "I Love Rock 'N' Roll," "I Hate Myself For Loving You," and "Crimson and Clover." Her independent record label, Blackheart, was founded in 1980 after she was rejected by no less than 23 labels. Blackheart is one of the longest-running indie labels and continues to give voice to new bands....

KATAKLYSM ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM + RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “THE KILLSHOT”

Canadian melodic death metal heavyweights KATAKLYSM are proud to reveal their 14th full length studio album, UNCONQUERED which will be unleashed on September 25th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band release the first single entitled, "The Killshot". Watch the video directed by Scott Hansen of Digital Thunderdome, here: https://youtu.be/Ku-rjJ5HXyU https://youtu.be/Ku-rjJ5HXyU The band comments, "'The Killshot' is very Machiavellian at its base meaning. The song deals with revenge and planning it out, I wrote the song in an open interpretation because everyone has their own story that they can attach to it. In general, the album deals with pain or setbacks, overcoming them and fighting back especially in today's situation, the timing is on point. In February, we flew to Atlanta, Georgia and worked with director Scott Hanson. We saw some of his creations and wanted to try his style. The experience was awesome and we won’t forget it anytime soon. Everything...

Legendary Metal Band ALCATRAZZ release new single ‘Dirty Like The City’

ALCATRAZZ release new single ‘Dirty Like The City’ ahead of their brand new full-length album, Born Innocent, which is set to be released via Silver Lining Music on July 31st; pre-orders now available at this location https://youtu.be/BqerE3WW-JQ Frontman GRAHAM BONNET comments: "Steve Vai sent us about 60 songs, out of all of them 'Dirty Like The City' was the one that stood out right away for me and after a good listen, I just knew it had to be included in the Album". Keyboardist JIMMY WALDO adds: "I loved this piece when Steve Vai sent it to us, and knew right away that Alcatrazz would eat it alive, it was a perfect fit with all the other material on the album". TOUR UPDATE Due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic it is with deep regret that...

Former Vixen Vocalist To Release New Album

Known for being the lead vocalist of the legendary female rock band Vixen, Janet Gardner’s powerful vocals propelled Vixen to the top of the Billboard charts with crossover hits “Edge of a Broken Heart” and “Cryin'” and AOR rockers “How Much Love” and “Love is a Killer.” They also reached Gold Album status. Vixen toured extensively, grinding out 200 shows per year, opening for the likes of Deep Purple, Ozzy Osbourne, The Scorpions, Kiss, and Bon Jovi. https://youtu.be/R8qNBhOWNu4 Teaming up with guitarist/songwriter/producer Justin James (who has worked with members of Staind, Collective Soul, Tyketto), Gardner ventured into the solo realm to unleash a new side of her musical creativity. Together, Janet and Justin have penned a collection of emotionally charged songs with gritty grooves, infectious...

TOMORROW’S RAIN DEBUTS NEW SONG FEAT. MEMBERS FROM PARADISE LOST & ROTTING CHRIST

Tel Aviv’s dark metal band TOMORROW’S RAIN is making waves in underground doom circles with their recent track “Fear” (feat. Aaron Stainthorpe of MY DYING BRIDE). Now the band returns with their follow-up single “In The Corner Of A Dead End Street,” which features guests Greg Mackintosh (PARADISE LOST) and Sakis Tolis (ROTTING CHRIST). The impressive collaborations are found on TOMORROW’S RAIN’s forthcoming, debut album, “Hollow,” that’s due out September 11th from AOP Records. WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “IN THE CORNER OF A DEAD END STREET”: https://youtu.be/waQSLPXAmOg Commenting on the new song, vocalist Yishai Swearts states: “‘Corner Of A Dead End Street’ is one of the first songs we wrote as a band and the first song we ever played live, this song is like a scene from a film to me, we tried to capture the vibe of a dead end...

ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS sign with Dissonance Productions

ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS will release their second full length album Apocrypha globally on October 9.  The recording will be available on cd, two limited vinyl formats and through all major digital outlets. A creative, and innovative journey of pioneering vocalist Burton C. Bell. Their latest recording Apocrypha is a vision untold. Born of life, love and spirituality, Bell’s unmistakable, harmonious inventory once renowned in one of metal’s finest pioneering acts has brought life to a new concept, a genre of it’s own. Ambient atmospheres, melodies and introspective lyrics that sheds light of Bell’s visions, as seen in their purest form. An intimate nature that Ascension of The Watchers envisioned, to draw the minds, hearts and aspirations of a people to a higher level of thinking to a feeling with cohesive celebration and...

Ages Release ‘Burn Them’ A First Taste From Their Sophomore Album

Sophomore LP 'Uncrown' out Aug. 21st on Black Lodge Records Today the melodic black metallers Ages return with the single 'Burn Them' from their new album 'Uncrown' set to be released on August 21st on Black Lodge Records. https://youtu.be/WWlluhSqqkk Formed during the harsh Swedish winter of 2011, Ages released their critically acclaimed debut “The Malefic Miasma” in 2015. Biding their time to craft something really unique, the five year long wait is finally over and their sophomore effort “Uncrown” sees the light of day. Composed and created solely in the band’s own studio, “Uncrown” is a meticulously crafted album. With outstanding melodies, atmosphere and every bandmember’s unique performance as well as outstanding artwork from renowned artist Chris Cold, these nine epistles embrace the legacy of...

RONNIE JAMES DIO STAND UP AND SHOUT CANCER FUND CELEBRATES DIO’S BIRTHDAY WITH SPECIAL VIDEO

Rock Celebrities Talk About What Ronnie James Dio Means to Them The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund (www.diocancerfund.org), founded in memory of the late rock legend, will commemorate what would have been Dio’s 78th birthday on July 10 with a video in which rock music celebrities talk about what Ronnie and his music has meant to them. Dio lost his months-long battle with gastric cancer 10 years ago, and the charity founded after his passing has raised more than $2 million to fight the disease that took his life. Largely compiled from red carpet interviews with celebrity guests at various Dio Cancer Fund events, including the 10th Anniversary Awards Gala held at the Avalon in Hollywood in February just before the pandemic shutdown, the...

KAMELOT Unveils Powerful New Live Video “Phantom Divine (Shadow Empire)”

An electrifying concert experience featuring stunning production, very special guests and exclusive extras! Symphonic metal masters KAMELOT return with their newest offering, I Am The Empire - Live From The 013, to be released on August 14, 2020 via Napalm Records! The majestic live album/DVD/BluRay, recorded at the legendary 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands, gives you a taste of KAMELOT’s grandness live on stage. Today, the band around mastermind Thomas Youngblood releases the powerful live video of the show’s opening song, “Phantom Divine (Shadow Empire)”. Accompanied by a pyro show, the intro kicks in and the listener can feel the heat in the completely sold out 013, full of suspense. The stunning live performance features guest vocals by the furious Lauren Hart (Once Human) who alternates...

Mighty WARKINGS Release New Single & Video “Maximus”

WARKINGS Warriors - prepare yourself for the next true heavy metal attack! The mighty Tribune raises his war chants to tell the story of the legendary Roman general and liberator of all Gladiators, “Maximus”. Shouting fanfares, driving drums and galloping riffs pave the golden way for the greatest freedom fighter of the Roman Empire, who gave his life for his allies and the suppressed people of ancient Rome. The WARKINGS take you back to the time when the mythical arenas were filled with roaring crowds, deciding on death or glory and brave, lost souls are fighting for one moment of honor. At the latest, when the catchy chorus of this warrior hymn drops in, you can see yourself standing right in the Colosseum, shouting for “Maximus” and joining his...

LOST SYMPHONY Reveals First Single from Upcoming Album, “Chapter II”

Classical-Metal Ensemble LOST SYMPHONY Reveals First Single from Upcoming Album, “Chapter II” Chapter II Set for Release October 16 Sophomore Album to Feature Guests Oli Herbert, Marty Friedman, Dave Ellefson, Jeff Loomis, Bumblefoot and More Just months after LOST SYMPHONY raised the bar on classical-infused metal with their debut, Chapter I, the ensemble has returned with a new single, “Conflagration,” from the upcoming Chapter II release. Primarily composed before, yet eerily perfect for the age of the Pandemic, the eight-track opus – due out October 16 - strains beauty through aural apocalypse. The collective founded by multi-instrumentalist and producer Benny Goodman and comprising his brother Brian (compositions, arrangement), Cory Paza (bass, guitar), Kelly Kereliuk (guitar), Paul Lourenco (drums), and Siobhán Cronin (violin, viola, electric violin) has once again welcomed a revolving...

Gibson TV NEW EPISODE OF THE SERIES “ICONS” STREAMING NOW FEATURING: JERRY CANTRELL

Gibson TV, the iconic, American-made guitar maker’s first-ever, award-winning, worldwide online network--features original series from the world’s best storytellers. Gibson TV has premiered the third episode of the new series titled “Icons”--a long form interview series featuring some of the most iconic artists, producers and music business pioneers in the world. In the new episode of “Icons” out today, Gibson TV sits down with one of the most iconic rock musicians of our generation, Jerry Cantrell to learn about his early years in Spanaway, Washington and the birth of the Seattle sound. The show takes a deep dive into his 30-plus year career in music as the guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter of Alice In Chains, and as a solo artist. Cantrell’s career outside of Alice in Chains has consisted of two solo albums and contributions to major film soundtracks. Jerry’s first solo album, Boggy Depot, was released in 1998, followed...

Fates Warning: ‘The Spectre Within’, ‘No Exit’, ‘Inside Out’ re-issues now available

On August 7th, Fates Warning will release "Original-Series" LP re-issues of their classic albums The Spectre Within, No Exit, and Inside Out via Metal Blade Records. Pre-order your copies now at: USA: https://www.indiemerch.com/metalbladerecords/band/fates-warning EU: https://de.kingsroadmerch.com/metal-blade/artist/?id=1008 See below for an overview of available formats: The Spectre Within "Originals-Series" LP re-issue - sky blue marbled vinyl (USA exclusive) - 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive) - night blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 300 copies) - violet / blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 200 copies) - blue / white melt w/ red & white splatter vinyl (EU webshop - limited to 100 copies) No Exit "Originals-Series" LP re-issue - signal red / white marbled vinyl (USA exclusive) - 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive) - opaque deep red vinyl (EU exclusive - limited...

NEON COVEN SET TO RELEASE DEBUT FULL-LENGTH ALBUM “FUTURE POSTPONED”

Neon Coven, the darkwave, alternative rock band from Los Angeles, CA, featuring Jacob Bunton (Mick Mars, Adler, Lynam) and Ace Von Johnson (LA Guns, Faster Pussycat) has released its brand new single “Blame It On The Drugs” today via New Ocean Media. The song is the first single from the band’s upcoming debut full-length album Future Postponed. The lyric video is available on the band’s official YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1hhGIA50jE Neon Coven is comprised of Anthony Montemarano (vocals), Jacob Bunton (Keyboards/guitar/bass), Ace Von Johnson (guitar), and Kyle Cunningham (drums). The band’s debut full-length album Future Postponed will be released October 30th. Produced by Jacob Bunton, the album features 11 tracks ranging from songs about survival and balance to emotionally charged anthems of empowerment. The songs live in the space between challenging the need for certainty and, ultimately, learning to accept uncertainty. “Future Postponed is set to inspire, intrigue and...

Cult Of Lilith reveals details for new album, ‘Mara

Artwork painted by Eliran Kantor (Testament, Iced Earth, Sodom) On September 4th, Iceland's Cult Of Lilith will release their debut full-length, Mara, via Metal Blade Records. A frantic collision of death metal, prog, complex classical structures and more, Mara is a restless, constantly shifting collection that is as imaginative as it is compulsive. For a first preview of the album, the new single, "Cosmic Maelstrom", can be heard at: metalblade.com/cultoflilith - where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats: - digipak-CD * exclusive bundle with shirt, plus digital options are also available! Founded in Reykjavik, Iceland in 2015 by guitarist Daniel Þór Hannesson as the sole member, he hired a session drummer and singer to create the Arkanum EP (2016), going on to put together a full band that was cemented...

ANTHRAX PULLS BACK THE CURTAIN ON THE “PERSISTENCE OF TIME” ALBUM WITH SIX-EPISODE VIDEO SERIES

Anthrax - Joey Belladonna/vocals, Frank Bello/bass, Scott Ian/guitars, and Charlie Benante/drums - invite you to get the inside story behind the making and promotion of the band's fifth album, Persistence of Time, and its 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition due out August 21 (Megaforce Records).  This six-part video series is hosted by Charlie, who assembled and oversaw the anniversary edition.  Throughout the series, he shines light on where the band was at during the writing and recording of the album, the album's songwriting process, collaborating with Public Enemy for "Bring The Noise" track and subsequent tour, the "No Prayer on the Road" tour with Iron Maiden and "The Clash of The Titans" tour with Slayer and Megadeth, why the album's cover art was revised for the Deluxe...

Suicide Silence Release Official Live Music Video For “Disengage”

California based extreme metal titans SUICIDE SILENCE are proud to share the official live music video for "Disengage" from the July 6th London show. Watch the video from the band's "Virtual World Tour" here: https://youtu.be/KC7LSQJramg https://youtu.be/KC7LSQJramg In addition to the new video, SUICIDE SILENCE would like to announce that due to the success of the Los Angeles show, they are adding another California performance. This time, the band will perform on Sunday, July 26th at 8pm Pacific for San Francisco; the home of Eddie Hermida and Dan Kenny. To celebrate the announcement, the band are dropping the gates for the next 24 hours so that anyone can purchase the tickets to the SF show. Make sure to purchase your tickets to this show now at ssvirtualtour.com before the gates go back up and only Californians will be able to get...

LIONHEART reveal new video for “Thine Is The Kingdom”

Today, British hard rock legends Lionheart reveal a new lyric video for "Thine is the Kingdom." The track hails from the band's highly anticipated new album, The Reality of Miracles, set for international release on July 31st via Metalville Records. See & hear Lionheart's "Thine is the Kingdom" lyric video in its entirety HERE at the band's official YouTube channel. https://youtu.be/M8wBZja40x0 Lionheart was founded in late 1980 by Dennis Stratton (ex-Iron Maiden), Steve Mann (Michael Schenker Fest), and Rocky Newton (ex-MSG) with Clive Edwards (ex-UFO) completing the lineup a little later. The band started playing constant live shows, including regular sold-out gigs at the London Marquee Club. Between 1981 and 1984, more shows followed, including a performance at the Reading Festival 1981 and as support for Def Leppard, Whitesnake, and Saxon. In 1984, CBS Records offered Lionheart a contract. With the...

JINJER to Stream Melbourne Show this Thursday via Knotfest.com

Your favorite heavy hitting Ukrainian modern metal juggernauts JINJER will stream their ferocious recent sold out Melbourne, Australia performance - originally filmed on March 5, 2020 - this Thursday, July 9 at 11pm CET/5pm EST/2pm PST exclusively at www.knotfest.com. The show has never been released in its entirety and was one of JINJER’s last performances before lockdown. The stream is part of Knotfest.com's weekly Concert Streaming Series, which was set up by the Slipknot-founded festival/touring brand to entertain homebound metal fans during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Devastating riffs, aggressive vocals, powerful melodies and astonishingly deep lyrics are what make their new album, Macro, JINJER’s most advanced and undeniable album yet – taking the listener on a journey of trauma, power struggle and greed with a progressive groove metal backdrop. Order Macro as well as the Micro EP HERE, and watch more videos...

Check Out The Echobats Featuring Members Of TNT, White Lion, Whitesnake and More

TONY HARNELL (the former voice of Norwegian/American band TNT) is racing ahead with one eye in the rear-view fronting ECHOBATS, a new allstar, quarantine inspired project alongside WHITESNAKE/TSO guitarist JOEL HOEKSTRA (guitar), NIGHT RANGER'S ERIC LEVY on keys and the tight, crackling rhythm of MATT (MR.BIG, ACE FREHLEY) STARR's kit and JAMES LOMENZO’s (WHITE LION, MEGADETH) bass. Highway fidelity for self-isolating rockers! ...Featuring cool classic melodies, hi octane rocking and unmistakable vocals to chill out to. https://youtu.be/NvOPelykAv0 “Save Me From Loving You,” mixed by Chris Collier, is the surprise new summertime, 70’s Glam-infused single that brings a Penny Lane-style spark to the pop side of Harnell’s sound with the bite of this banging EchoBats band. Highway fidelity for self-isolating rockers! “The lyrics for ‘Save Me...

Killing Jokes Jaz Coleman Announces New Project Black & Red

Who’s mad about the world we currently live in? Jaz Coleman certainly is! He’s been mad about it his whole life. If you’ve listened to/read any Killing Joke lyrics over the last 40-plus years, then our current circumstances will come as no surprise. Jaz Coleman proudly announces his new project Black & Red, a collaboration with Ondrej Smeykal. Listen to Black & Red’s debut single ‘On The Day The Earth Went Mad’ across all digital platforms HERE. The single is also available as a limited edition numbered red vinyl 10” via Cadiz Music. Purchase it HERE. "The Black and Red project was born in Australia in 2010 when I set out to find the greatest virtuoso of the didgeridoo only to find the maestro of the instrument resided in Prague where I lived. Upon my return to Czech Rep, I was introduced to Ondrej Smeykal, we...

HOOKERS AND BLOW release new single ‘Ziggy Stardust’

HOOKERS & BLOW, the now legendary project formed by longtime Guns N’ Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed and Quiet Riot guitarist Alex Grossi, recently hit the studio to record a covers album that will be released later this year via Golden Robot Records. Now the band are set to drop their third single on July 6th, an emotive version of David Bowie’s ‘Ziggy Stardust’ that truly and respectfully holds a candle up to the original. Guitarist Alex Grossi comments: “Ziggy Stardust has been in the Hookers & Blow live set since our very first show 17 years ago. We are really happy that we were able to capture the vibe of the way we do it live in the studio.” Stream/buy 'Ziggy Stardust' HERE The first single that hit our ears was an inspired cover of the Eddie Money classic 'Shakin'. 'Shakin' finally saw the undeniable talent of HOOKERS & BLOW shine through...

CREMATORY Releases New Video, “When The Children Cry”

German pioneers of European gothic metal, CREMATORY, showcase another facet of their manifold spectrum with the release of their heart-wrenching cover version of “When The Children Cry”, along with an atmospheric audio-visual. CREMATORY is well known for their harsh wave of industrial metal and gothic dimness – but this cover version proves that they are maintaining versatility in the latest stage of their long career. Connie Andreszka’s powerful vocal range combined with soft plugging guitar lines, make this offering a real stunner. Especially in dark times, the popular track originally performed by WHITE LION regains significance, reveals a light in the night and appeals to the people’s hope. The black and white music video presents both their passion for music and the melodic side of CREMATORY’s musical identity. Their latest release Unbroken connects...

DEVILDRIVER Reveals Menacing Single “Iona” And Eerie New Music Video

Top-charting dark groove metal originators DEVILDRIVER recently announced the highly-anticipated release of their upcoming double album, Dealing With Demons. The first volume – entitled Dealing With Demons I – drops on October 9, 2020 via Napalm Records and marks the band’s first release of new, original material since 2016’s acclaimed Trust No One. Representing the onset of a final purging of the themes that have long possessed frontman Dez Fafara and DEVILDRIVER’s music, each track on Dealing With Demons I illustrates a different demon to be dealt with, or released. Today, the band is following up on the release of their burgeoning latest single “Keep Away From Me” and its thought-provoking video with yet another unforgettable anthem – the menacing, mosh-ready second single "Iona". From the ominous siren at its start to its grooving verses, the track pulls no punches. The hair-raising, anthemic chorus line, “She carries a black rose…” beckons the listener again and again...

Steeler Featuring Ron Keel Celebrates 40th Anniversary with New Release, “Come Hell Or Hollywood (1981-82)

STEELER - Come Hell Or Hollywood 1981-82 Before Motley Crue, Quiet Riot and RATT were platinum…Steeler WAS “American Metal.” FnA Records adds to their classic catalog with the release of “Steeler: Come Hell Or Hollywood,” a collection of remastered rare recordings from 1981-1982. Many of these pre-Yngwie tracks have never been made public, and the album features a “lost” version of the Steeler anthem “Cold Day In Hell” as well as unheard versions of the Rolling Stones’ “Let’s Spend The Night Together” (the only cover song Steeler ever played) and fan favorite “Backseat Driver.” While the release is the brainchild of original Steeler guitarist Michael Dunigan, Ron Keel and the FnA Records staff worked closely together on this project to present these recordings in their...

Happy Birthday To Ratt Vocalist Stephen Pearcy Who Turns 64 Today!

As the founder, lead singer, and songwriter of the rock band RATT, Stephen Pearcy led his creation to Mega-Platinum Success year after year since coming "Out of the Cellar" in 1984 and capturing critical acclaim for his performances, style, and uniquely salacious vocals.  The band RATT has sold well over (20) million records worldwide since it's incarnation in 1983 to date, with their first record the self-titled (6) song EP, RATT. https://youtu.be/0u8teXR8VE4   Pearcy formed RATT, with the original members as we knew them in 1982 in Los Angeles, CA from his previous band MICKEY RATT, created in 1976 in San Diego, CA.  Known for their rebellious attitude and take no prisoner approach to metal, Atlantic Records recognized RATT's potential and star power thus signing the band to a contract resulting...

Zakk Wylde To Release New ZAKK SABBATH Album Called “Vertigo”

  ZAKK WYLDE CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF BLACK SABBTH WITH BLISTERING RECREATION OF SABBATH'S DEBUT ALBUM! "VERTIGO" COMING OUT THIS SEPTEMBER ON MAGNETIC EYE RECORDS! STREAM ZAKK SABBATH'S VERSION OF "BLACK SABBATH" NOW BELOW: https://youtu.be/kox2WjYyI8w Early September will see  the BLACK SABBATH tribute band featuring guitarist/vocalist Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne), bassist Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie) and drummer Joey Castillo (Danzig, Queens of the Stone Age), release their spectacular tribute to the Birmingham four, a faithful yet supercharged rendition of BLACK SABBATH's first album. Vertigo Records issued the iconic debut album on a Friday the 13th in 1970, and the world was never the same. Legendarily recorded in a single day in October 1969, the earth-moving self-titled set closed the book on...

Megadeth Bassist David Ellefson Set To Release Solo Album “No Cover” Featuring Members Of Anthrax, Twisted Sister And Tesla

ELLEFSON the eponymous solo band of Grammy-Winning Megadeth bassist/co-founder David Ellefson has announced the release of NO COVER, an LP featuring 13+ cover songs including classic tracks from Motorhead, WASP, Def Leppard, Cheap Trick, Queen, Judas Priest, Twisted Sister, Fastway, Fight, Dead Kennedys, and more, with cover art by Melody Myers (Ellefson, Altitudes and Attitude, Escape The Fate) out 10/2 on Combat Records. ELLEFSON, featuring Ellefson on bass, with vocalist Thom Hazaert, guitarists Andy Martongelli and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Sons of Apollo, Yes, Ex-Guns N’ Roses), and drummer Paolo Caridi, will be joined by a laundry list of legendary guests including Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Eddie Ojeda (Twisted Sister), Brandon Yeagley (Crobot), Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth), Frank Hannon and Troy Lucketta (Tesla), Mark Slaughter, Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys, ex-Watchtower, Evil United), Greg Handevidt (Kublai Khan, Ex-Megadeth), Jimmy DeGrasso (Ex-Megadeth, DLR), Chuck Behler (Ex-Megadeth), Gus G, John Aquilino (Icon), Doro...

Alternative metal band FENISIA sign worldwide exclusive deal with Eclipse Records

New full-length album The Spectator produced by Ray Sperlonga (American Idol), mastered by Collin Davis (Imagica, Deeds of Flesh) out October 30, 2020 Eclipse Records is elated to announce the signing of Fenisia to an exclusive, worldwide deal. Based in Rome, Fenisia have been a staple of the Italian rock scene since the release of their debut album in 2012. The band's music is influenced by the "deep south" sound of the American southern rock movement and the result is a unique sound which blends heavy metal riffs with modern hard-rockin' song structures. Get a feel for the band by watching their previously-released music video for the song 'Jaded Days' via YouTube, and follow the band on Spotify, Apple Music, and Deezer. "After speaking with a dozen or so record labels, signing with Eclipse Records was definitely...

MAD MAX Releases New Single and Lyric Video!

New Album Stormchild Rising out August 21st, 2020 Whether it’s in music or in life: clarity is always the best argument if you want to convince people. Everybody knows where they stand, nobody is left in the dark, reliability and dependability are characteristics that everybody appreciates. Mad Max are musically unambiguous and have been for almost forty years! Their deeply melodic hard rock, driven by haunting guitar riffs, catchy vocals and a rhythm section with an infallible timing, has never lost its contours and honesty. Virtues that apply not only to all previous releases by the band consisting of Michael Voss (vocals/guitar), Jürgen Breforth (guitar), Axel Kruse (drums) and Thomas „Hutch“ Bauer (bass), but also to their latest offering, Stormchild Rising. https://youtu.be/i1x-Dh9WWzY Stormchild Rising celebrates...

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT ANNOUNCE NEW ARCHIVAL LIVE RELEASE “45th ANNIVERSARY – LIVE IN LONDON”

INCLUDES DEBUT ALBUM PERFORMED IN FULL NEW STUDIO ALBUM CLOSE TO COMPLETION Blue Öyster Cult have announced another special live release from their archives. "45th Anniversary - Live In London" will be released on August 7, 2020 on CD/DVD, Blu-ray, and 2xLP. The performance, captured in London at the O2 Indigo at the Stone Free Festival, includes a full performance of their legendary debut album, plus more cuts from their storied catalog. Fans can see a performance of "Stairway To The Stars" from the release HERE: https://youtu.be/_OwPPFm6qNA Pre-orders are available HERE: https://orcd.co/boc45th The band is also nearing completion of their new studio album, "The Symbol Remains", which will be released in October 2020 via Frontiers Music Srl. In 2017, the mighty BLUE ÖYSTER CULT celebrated...

HEATHEN ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM + RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “THE BLIGHT”

Bay Area thrash legends HEATHEN are back! Today, the band reveal the details of their fourth studio album entitled, Empire of the Blind, which will be released on September 18th via Nuclear Blast Records. Check out the lyric video for the first single, "The Blight", here: https://youtu.be/cX1TbhGIBdc https://youtu.be/cX1TbhGIBdc The band comments: "We are very pleased to announce Empire of the Blind! It's been another 10 years but we are finally back with a new HEATHEN album. Fine wine takes time! Everyone in the band worked their asses off on this record. Zeuss absolutely nailed it and more than realized our vision for the sound. Travis Smith perfectly captured the bleak atmosphere that we imagined for the artwork. It was a year in the making and we couldn't be more proud of the outcome. The 1st single 'The Blight' is just the beginning... behold the rising Empire!" Empire of the Blind was...

Original lead vocalist of Enuff Z’Nuff, Donnie Vie, has just released the new single “All My Favorite Things”

Original songwriter/lead vocalist of Enuff Z’Nuff, Donnie Vie, has just released the new single “All My Favorite Things” via Deko Entertainment. It is available digitally worldwide June 19 th through ADA/Warner Music Group. Donnie states, “I wrote this in the quarantine/stay at home period of 2020, reflecting back on my life, career, and memories”. https://youtu.be/7nlXdQ73Ow4 Donnie made a welcome return last year with the critically acclaimed “Beautiful Things” and delivered one of his best records to date.  “I love this album probably more than I’ve loved a Donnie Vie solo album before, and whilst I’m the first to admit the man has created some wonders over the years this seems to be the distillation of all that has come before.” The Rock Pit “There is...

Perfect Plan Unleash Video For ‘Better Walk Alone’

Vocalist Kent Hilli says: "We are so excited about ”Time For A Miracle” and can’t wait to release it to the world. We think this album really shows the band’s diversity, progress and development since the first album. It’s definitely a huge step forward for us in terms of production and songwriting and I think everyone involved has done a ”personal best”. We had the blessing to work with guys like Mårten Eriksson who mixed the album and Svante Forsbäck (Rammstein, Volbeat, etc.) at Chartmakers, who mastered the album. It’s a slightly heavier and bluesier album with really cool guitar riffs and Rolf’s guitar playing is out of this world on this album. But it is a diverse album and contains a different range of...

Brujeria Release New Single “COVID-666”

Extreme metallers BRUJERIA are proud to release their new COVID-666 digital single via Nuclear Blast Records. In celebration, the band offer fans the release of the quarantine themed music video for their title track "COVID-666" which was directed by Juan Brujo, here: https://youtu.be/F3am_oJPqo0 The band comments, "The Coronavirus is the Devil’s plague sent to purge humanity of all kinds! Leaving survivors to suffer from no jobs, no money and forces a social media lifestyle in the entire world! On the bright side of it all... now I can go out shopping without scaring everyone to death! Jajajaja." The production and mixing for the single, including the artwork were handled by Juan Brujo. Below is COVID-666 digital single track list: 1. COVID-666 2. Cocaina Download and...

Bloody Heels Release New Single “Farewell To Yesterday”

Debut Album "Ignite The Sky" Out July 10, 2020 Ready for some more Bloody Heels? Enjoy their new single and 360° video, 'Farewell To Yesterday'! As we keep shouting from the rooftops, if you love '80s hard rock and metal like Slave To The Grind-era Skid Row, Mötley at their heaviest, L.A. Guns and newer era bands like Crazy Lixx, Crashdïet, Reckless Love, and the like, then this band is for you! Watch the video of “Farewell To Yesterday”: https://youtu.be/v92iStDH-4E Stream the singles and pre-order/save the album HERE: https://orcd.co/ignitethesky Line-up: Vocals - Valts Berzins (Vicky White) Guitars - Haralds Avotins (Harry Rivers) Bass - Gunars Narbuts (Gunn Everett) Drums - Gustavs Vanags (Gus Hawk) Cello on track 'Silhouette' - Erna Daugaviete Saxophone on track 'Healing...

NONPOINT Premieres Their Frontlines Tribute Video for “Remember Me” in Support of Essential Workers

NONPOINT premiered their impassioned frontlines tribute video for "Remember Me" today! The band is currently in the studio and will be releasing new music this fall. "This Frontlines tribute aptly named “Remember Me” edited by artist and creator Francesca Ludikar is 233 essential workers made up of nurses, doctors, EMT’s, first responders, local and federal law enforcement, firefighters, military, postal, shipping, grocery, essential store workers, fans and their children who took part in what will go down in Nonpoint history as our biggest thank you for the sometimes thankless sacrifice you all make for us. This is our sincerest appreciation for everyone in the fight with us against the pandemic. We couldn’t do this without you. We will always remember you" says the band. Remember Me (A Frontlines...

DORO’s new single,”Brickwall” is now available

One and a half years after the release of her extremely successful double album Forever Warriors, Forever United (#1 in the German vinyl charts, # 4 in the album charts), metal queen DORO Pesch has already started working on material for a new album. "Since February, I've been back in the studio in the USA. There are some pretty awesome things happening in these writing sessions“, DORO reveals. One of these new, special songs won't be kept secret any longer: DORO's new single,"Brickwall", is now available digitally via Nuclear Blast and will be out on vinyl on July 31st, 2020. Watch the new video for 'Brickwall' here: https://youtu.be/p1iJXgGjvKk "'Brickwall' is a harbinger for the upcoming album, that will be released in 2021", DORO explains. "I want to give my fans a taste of what it's going to be like – and the song also...

Grammy-Nominated Doom Metal Kings CANDLEMASS Announce First Livestreaming Concert

Experience the electricity of a live CANDLEMASS performance straight from your home! The Swedish Grammis award-winning/US Grammy-nominated doom metal legends are scheduled to host their very first livestreaming concert – a special performance to be broadcast from Studio Gröndahl in Stockholm, Sweden. The livestream will take place this coming Friday, July 3 at 8:00 PM CEST/2:00 PM EDT/11:00 AM PDT. Produced by Blackbox, the livestream will be of professional quality and will feature multiple camera angles to add to the experience. Tickets for the livestreaming concert can be purchased via THIS LOCATION, which is also the location to view the stream itself day-of-show.  Fans who are unable to tune in at the time of the livestream can still purchase a ticket and replay the performance as many times as...

SICK OF IT ALL RELEASES NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “BULL’S ANTHEM”

SICK OF IT ALL releases new music video for "Bull's Anthem" today. Watch the music video, which features SICK OF IT ALL fans and some familiar faces, HERE. https://youtu.be/wOuZpwsevlg "Getting all our fans and friends involved in the making of this video for 'Bull's Anthem' was an absolute blast. We had so much fun going through all the submissions, piecing it together, and being able to bring some much needed laughter into all of our lives during these crazy times. It's amazing to see so many people united via our music, from all over the world, and joining us in spreading a good responsible message. We want to thank Tim from Rise Against, Chuck from Hot Water Music and the hundreds of participants, for making this happen, and...

Anthrax Salutes Dimebag with New Signature Bourbon, “The Healer”

The members of Anthrax do love their bourbon, as evidenced by today's announcement of "The Healer," the band's brand new, high-end, limited edition bourbon, Solera-aged in a King's Barrel, and produced by Hillrock Estate Distillery, situated in New York's Hudson Valley Highlands.  With one barrel - 360 bottles - produced of this cask strength, 115.6-proof elixir, "The Healer" is priced at $140, available exclusively online now, and arrives just in time for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday if you place your order right away.  Go HERE to order and enjoy your fireworks and barbecue with Anthrax's "The Healer." Why "The Healer"?  Remembers Anthrax's Charlie Benante, "The first time I heard Dimebag refer to booze being a healer was when we were on tour together and I was really sick.  He came onto our...

ANTI-FLAG ANNOUNCE “QUARANTINE SUCKS, LET’S PARTY!” DIGITAL TOUR

ANTI-FLAG have announced their "Quarantine Sucks, Let's Party" digital tour. The band will stream sets from festivals at which it has performed and chat live with fans. Below is the band's statement about the interactive online tour. "At times of societal unrest, Anti-Flag have always looked to the punk rock community and work of our shows for solace. Because we can't tour right now, we wanted to find a way to stay connected and share our collective stories. These shows travel across the globe, and throughout years. We look forward to watching them with you, and regaining the energy we get from the show to have the strength and optimism to keep fighting for a better, more just world!" Fans can re-live classic sets alongside the band, as the members will be chatting live during the streams every day at...

ECONOLINE CRUSH is BACK After A Decade Long Hiatus with New Single “Get Out of the Way”

Canadian rock veterans Econoline Crush, fronted by Trevor Hurst along with talented members Ziggy Sigmund (guitarist, 1997-2002, 2009-present) and drummer Dayvid Swart (Todd Kerns Band), are back after recording their first full-length album in over a decade. Delivering their first single “Get Out of the Way” the rock alumni are ready to hit the stage again with an arsenal of new songs released on indie start-up Amalien Records, and fresh takes on their chart topping hits. “We decided to re-record GET OUT OF THE WAY (2008) to launch our deal with Amalien Records. We think the song suits the times we live in, and helps amplify the voices of those trying to build a better world for everyone. It just felt like the perfect song...

SEETHER Returns With First New Album in 3 Years

Multi-Platinum Selling Rock Band SEETHER Returns With First New Album In Three Years Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (“If You Want Peace, Prepare for War”) To Be Released August 28th Via Fantasy Records Preorder The New Album HERE Three years after releasing their critically acclaimed record Poison The Parish, multi-platinum selling rock band SEETHER announces their highly anticipated return with the new album, Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum out August 28th, 2020 via Fantasy Records. Translating to “If You Want Peace, Prepare For War,” the album features 13 new tracks, a primal mix of euphoria and misery, undoubtedly some of the strongest material of SEETHER’s illustrious career, including the beautifully tormented first single “Dangerous” released today alongside an animated music video created by noted Turkish director Mertcan Mertbilek (Santana, Ray Charles, Ravi Shankar, Elvis Costello). See the video for “Dangerous” https://youtu.be/rPdS8Ij_LuA...

GRAVE DIGGER Release Brand New Lyric Video for “Barbarian”

After the chart breaking release of German Heavy Metal heroes GRAVE DIGGER’s 20th studio album on their 40 year band jubilee, the band around singer Chris “Reaper” Boltendahl have released the fourth video, taken from Fields Of Blood, “Barbarian”.  Heavy riffs, thundering drums and the distinctive vocals take us back to 1746 - to the battlefield of Culloden deep in the Scottish Highlands, where the Jacobites were defeated in a bloody battle by the Duke of Cumberland - The “Barbarian”. GRAVE DIGGER on “Barbarian”: BARBARIAN ... the new Grave Digger single "Barbarian" from the album Fields of Blood is Teutonic steel in its purest form. No prisoners are taken here ... you can feel how Cumberland pushes the "Highland Cleanings" and how whole villages are getting destroyed.  He violates the Highlander women and...

Watch The Video For Primal Fear’s New Song “I Am Alive”

PRIMAL FEAR will release their highly anticipated 13th studio album, Metal Commando on July 24th. The title of the album is self-explanatory - Metal Commando contains 110% PRIMAL FEAR and is full to the brim with their signature power and energy.   Last month, the band released the first single "Along Came The Devil" and also kicked off the pre-order for physical products. Today, the second single "I Am Alive" is released digitally, along with a video clip, that you can watch here: https://youtu.be/7171SvM-Ouk "'I Am Alive' is the opening track of the new album and a statement in these rough times. Between the speed of the double bass drumming plus grooves and fat guitar riffs, is one of the best PRIMAL FEAR hooks ever. We are currently filming a video clip for the song that will be released along-side the single. You can look forward to a real banger of...

SKELETAL REMAINS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM THE ENTOMBMENT OF CHAOS OUT SEPTEMBER 11TH

Two years and countless gigs and tours later, Californian death metal act SKELETAL REMAINS are proud to announce their new full-length album The Entombment Of Chaos out September 11th via Century Media Records. The band's forthcoming LP is their fourth and most accomplished studio album to date and is the successor to 2018's much-lauded Devouring Mortality. "We chose to work with Dan Seagrave along with Dan Swanö once again for the artwork and mixing/mastering of the album as we were very satisfied with the work they both did on our last record. This time around there are a few more songs on seven-string guitar than the last album, making it an overall heavier sounding record. We also wanted to incorporate more aggression and brutality this time around to give the album that...

CRYPTA Featuring Former Members of NERVOSA Officially Signs with Napalm Records

Brazilian/Dutch death metal alliance CRYPTA have officially signed with Napalm Records and Napalm Events. Formed in June 2019, the four-piece line up consists of Fernanda Lira and Luana Dametto, both former members of Brazilian thrash metal force NERVOSA, plus the talented Sonia Anubis (Cobra Spell, ex-Burning Witches) and Tainá Bergamaschi (ex-Hagbard). The four powerful women of CRYPTA enforce a heightened level of potency and experience from their past and current projects, enhancing influences from classic death metal genres to create a new sound of their own. United in an energetic explosion of sound, CRYPTA is currently working on new music to be announced soon! Fernanda Lira on the signing: "I feel really happy to work with Napalm Records once again, as I've always had a nice relationship with them during my previous ventures,...

The Agonist Releases New Video For Title Track of Their Latest Album Orphans

Latest Album, Orphans, Out Now via Rodeostar Records I Order HERE September 2019 saw melodic death metal juggernaut, The Agonist, release their sixth studio album, Orphans, via Rodeostar Records.  With Orphans the band delivered their most extreme, melodic, and larger-than-life sounding record to date. Today the band unveils the video for the title track of Orphans.  Watch the video HERE: Filmed in haunting black and white, the video dances between striking, dramatic and abstract images of frontwoman Vicky Psarakis as she delivers the eerie message of the track: “The story behind "Orphans" was inspired by the novel " We Have Always Lived in the Castle" by Shirley Jackson. It emphasizes the feeling of "not belonging" and the social and physical isolation that comes as a result of that. Even though we've all felt like outcasts at some point in our...