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  • Poison’s Drummer Rikki Rockett Voices His Opinion On Gun Control

    Poison’s Drummer Rikki Rockett Voices His Opinion On Gun Control

    Rikki Rockett posted the following on his Facebook page regarding the issue of gun control and gun violence: In the wake of the school shootings, I really have had a problem containing myself. I am told over and over again, “Rikki, don’t get political, you are a drummer!” Guess what, I’m a Dad first and I damn well have something to say about this shit! I really don’t think it’s being political to want to...Read More »
  • SWEDEN’S PERFECT PLAN TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM, ALL RISE

    SWEDEN’S PERFECT PLAN TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM, ALL RISE

    SWEDEN’S PERFECT PLAN TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM, ALL RISE VIA FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL ON APRIL 20, 2018. FIRST SINGLE & MUSIC VIDEO, ‘IN AND OUT OF LOVE’ RELEASED TODAY APPEARING AT FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL V ON APRIL 29th Frontiers Music Srl is thrilled to announce the release of PERFECT PLAN’s debut album, “All Rise” on April 20th! Today, the band has unveiled the first song and video from their debut, “In And Out Of Love”! See it here: https://youtu.be/_UBJlte404k Stream the...Read More »
  • SNAKEYES RELEASES “EVOLUTION” VIDEO

    SNAKEYES RELEASES “EVOLUTION” VIDEO

    The third single off the band’s new “Metal Monster” album SnakeyeS, the band started by José Pineda, Justi Bala, and Carlos Delgado (from the former Spanish band SPHINX) together with Romanian singer Cosmin Aionita (9.7 RICHTER), has released the promotional video for “Evolution”, the third single off its new “Metal Monster” album. The “Evolution” video, available below, was recorded and directed by Leo Traverso: “Metal Monster” was released on November 25th, 2017, on both CD and digitally, and is available for download and streaming through all major music digital distribution...Read More »
  • RAZORWIRE HALO Release New Single, “Sweat”

    RAZORWIRE HALO Release New Single, “Sweat”

    Kansas City, MO based electro-rock band Razorwire Halo has released their single, “Sweat,” from their upcoming EP Retaliate, due out March 27th, 2018. “In the last couple years each one of us have had major hardships in our lives that have hit us deeply in various ways. Physically and emotionally we have been beat down and broken. The upcoming EP focuses on some of these experiences and the emotions involved. ‘Sweat’ is a sexually charged track that focuses...Read More »
  • Dead Horse Trauma Announces European Tour with Ektomorf

    Dead Horse Trauma Announces European Tour with Ektomorf

    DEAD HORSE TRAUMA announced they will be heading to Europe in support of EKTOMORF this March. The band will be re-releasing the European version of LIFE under the Revival Media Group label. DEAD HORSE TRAUMA has separated themselves from the pack with a high energy live show as well as an undeniable work ethic that has taken this band from a home town power house to a national touring juggernaut. With their 6th release LIFE...Read More »
  • OCEANS OF SLUMBER Release Video for New Single, “No Color, No Light”, Featuring Tom Englund (Evergrey)

    OCEANS OF SLUMBER Release Video for New Single, “No Color, No Light”, Featuring Tom Englund (Evergrey)

    Houston-based progressive metal outfit, OCEANS OF SLUMBER, have launched a video for their new single, “No Color, No Light”. The song is taken off the band’s upcoming album, “The Banished Heart”, to be released on March 2 through CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS, and features guest vocals by Evergrey’s Tom Englund. Drummer Dobber Beverly comments, “‘No Color, No Light’ was the last song the band wrote for the album and our answer to love’s deathly bellows. A song about crossing into the...Read More »
  • Revertigo – Revertigo

    Revertigo – Revertigo

    Artist: Revertigo Album: Revertigo Genre: Melodic Metal Label: Frontiers Music Srl. Release Date: February 26, 2018 Reviewed by: Bobby Caughron Review: Here we have a fantastic melodic metal album, reminiscent of the Pretty Maids, TNT and the heavier side of Giant. Revertigo is another great sounding band in the tradition of Eclipse, Hardline, Revolution Saints and Treat among others. Frontiers Music is superb at bringing these bands to the masses and this debut album is no...Read More »
  • THUNDERMOTHER PREMIERES VIDEO FOR “WHATEVER”

    THUNDERMOTHER PREMIERES VIDEO FOR “WHATEVER”

    Hotly tipped all female Swedish hard rock act THUNDERMOTHER releases new video for “Whatever” and teams up with Sleaze Roxx for the premiere.. The track is culled from the quartet’s third, self titled, album, released on 23 February via Despotz Records. The band says, “This video is about a girl who takes matters into her own hands. The shooting was intense because of the freezing cold, but we had so much fun and love the result. The song is...Read More »
  • Eric Stacy (Jetboy, Faster Pussycat) and Ted Poley (Danger Danger) Claim Promoter Dropped Them From Show Just Hours Before Event

    Eric Stacy (Jetboy, Faster Pussycat) and Ted Poley (Danger Danger) Claim Promoter Dropped Them From Show Just Hours Before Event

    Interesting news here from the 80’s In The Park Festival taking place this weekend. It appears several acts have been dropped at the last possible minute, after already traveling to Florida for the event. Both artists are still listed on the website for the festival located here.   First we have the comments posted by Eric Stacy on Facebook: Hello everybody, So how would you feel if you flew to Orlando Florida yesterday with your band...Read More »
  • EYES SET TO KILL Self-Titled Album Out Now!

    EYES SET TO KILL Self-Titled Album Out Now!

    Phoenix-based post-hardcore trio EYES SET TO KILL‘s self-titled new album is out today, February 16, via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS. Download/stream it now at one of the following sites: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/eyes-set-to-kill/1327586000 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/418unCdMwYUBaJsML0cfTY?si=X8EproRPTx20o4c5oPyB6Q Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Eyes-Set-Kill/dp/B078HWKG5W/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1518800789&sr=8-3&keywords=eyes+set+to+kill Since forming in 2003, EYES SET TO KILL have amassed over 1.2 million Facebook likes, received notable coverage from USA Today, and landed on Alternative Press’s coveted “100 Bands You Need to Know List”. On the road, they’ve developed into a veritable whirlwind, sharing stages with everyone from Papa...Read More »
  • Facing Fire Releases Debut EP and Premieres “Filthy Life” Video

    Facing Fire Releases Debut EP and Premieres “Filthy Life” Video

    Facing Fire releases their debut EP through Pavement Entertainment today, February 16, 2018. The band is excited to bring their heavy-hitting music to life. The new release is available on digital and streaming outlets worldwide. Facing Fire is a hard rock band from Southern Ohio. The band consists of guitarists Tony Phillips and Caleb Miller, vocalist Scott Artis, bassist Josh Quillen, and drummer Levi Ausmus. In addition to releasing their new EP, Facing Fire is premiering...Read More »
  • Eyes Of The Sun to release debut album, ‘Chapter I’

    Eyes Of The Sun to release debut album, ‘Chapter I’

    On March 16th, Brooklyn’s Eyes Of The Sun will release their debut album, Chapter I, via Blacklight Media Records. Originally self-released in 2013, Chapter I blends ambient and moody guitars with bouts of double bass driven aggression. This is sludgy doom with an angry edge, and as vocalist/bassist Jeff Blanchard describes: “‘Chapter I‘ is all about the demise and destruction we do to our planet and to ourselves.” To preview Chapter I, the album track “My War” can be streamed now at: http://www.blacklightmediarecords.com/eyesofthesun – where...Read More »
  • SKINDRED Release First Music Video For Track “Machine”! “Big Tings”

    SKINDRED Release First Music Video For Track “Machine”! “Big Tings”

    Big songs, big sound, big tings!   ‘Machine‘ is the first single from SKINDRED‘s upcoming album entitled “Big Tings” – out on April 27th 2018 via Napalm Records.   The band has already released a first album appetizer in the form of a teaser for the track “Machine“. Now it’s time to unleash the full music video which features actor and stunt man Neil Chapelhow best known for his work in new films Wonder Woman, Fantastic Beasts and where to...Read More »
  • The Crown releases video for title track of upcoming new album, ‘Cobra Speed Venom’

    The Crown releases video for title track of upcoming new album, ‘Cobra Speed Venom’

    Swedish death metal legends The Crown will release their new album, Cobra Speed Venom, on March 16th via Metal Blade Records. Produced together with Fredrik Nordstrom at Studio Fredman, the record promises to be one of the biggest surprises of the year. A return to death metal speed and darkness in full glory! The Crown has now released the 2nd single taken off Cobra Speed Venom. To watch the full production video clip for the title track from Cobra Speed Venom The Crown comments: “A...Read More »
  • INFERI: Technical Melodic Death Group Announce New Album

    INFERI: Technical Melodic Death Group Announce New Album

    Nashville-based technical melodic death metal group Inferi took the world by storm with their critically acclaimed 2014 breakout hit, The Path of Apotheosis. The group has spent the last few years meticulously building towards a follow up worthy of their fans expectations. Inferi is proud to announce their upcoming fourth full-length entitled Revenant. Set for release on April 21st (Record Store Day) through The Artisan Era. Esteemed fantasy artist Helge c. Balzer was tapped to create the albums stunning cover...Read More »
  • STONED JESUS SIGNS WITH NAPALM RECORDS!

    STONED JESUS SIGNS WITH NAPALM RECORDS!

    Napalm Records is proud to welcome a new band to their artist roster: Heavy rock trio STONED JESUS have just signed a worldwide deal with the Austrian powerhouse label! Founded back in 2009 in Kyiv, STONED JESUS have released three highly acclaimed records to date and toured almost all around the globe. Says guitarist Igor Sydorenko: We’re delighted to announce that Stoned Jesus is signing with Napalm Records, one of the biggest and oldest rock/metal labels on the planet! By joining the...Read More »
  • DEATH ALLEY Launch Music Video For “Murder Your Dreams”

    DEATH ALLEY Launch Music Video For “Murder Your Dreams”

    Dutch destroyers DEATH ALLEY have launched a video for their latest single “Murder Your Dreams”. The song is taken off their upcoming album “Superbia” which will be released on March 23, 2018 through CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS. The band commented on the new track as follows: “‘Murder Your Dreams’ shows a side of our musicality that was always there but never revealed itself in our music before. Just when we needed it, The Wipers came knocking and we crushed them to bits....Read More »
  • MGT TEAMS UP WITH FOUNDING MEMBERS OF THE CURE FOR, “THE ASSEMBLY LINE (CURED MIX)

    MGT TEAMS UP WITH FOUNDING MEMBERS OF THE CURE FOR, “THE ASSEMBLY LINE (CURED MIX)

    MGT TEAMS UP WITH FOUNDING MEMBERS OF THE CURE FOR, “THE ASSEMBLY LINE (CURED MIX); STREAM THE NEW TRACK NOW AT POST-PUNK.COM ***NEW ALBUM, ‘GEMINI NYTE,’ OUT ON FEB 23RD VIA CLEOPATRA RECORDS***  ***BAND TO TOUR WEST COAST WITH JYRKI 69 IN MARCH***  Goth-rock duo MGT has teamed up with former/founding members of iconic rock band THE CURE, Lol Tolhurst and Pearl Thompson, for a remix, standalone single, dubbed “The Assembly Line (Cured Mix).” The track can be streamed now at Post-Punk.com. The new single...Read More »
  • UNANIMATED Sign Worldwide Deal with Century Media Records

    UNANIMATED Sign Worldwide Deal with Century Media Records

    Ascending with the stench of death, the unconquered ones return… Swedish invincible death/black metal squadron UNANIMATED have signed a worldwide 3-album deal with CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS. Bass player and founding member Richard Cabeza comments on the signing: „We are very pleased to announce that Unanimated has signed a deal with Century Media Records. The time is right and the time is now! To once again return to spread darkness and unleash the firestorm upon this earth. We are...Read More »
  • Voivod: ‘War And Pain’ digipak CD and vinyl re-issue now available via Metal Blade Records

    Voivod: ‘War And Pain’ digipak CD and vinyl re-issue now available via Metal Blade Records

    Due to high demand, it’s about time for a re-issue of Voivod‘s groundbreaking debut album, War And Pain! Originally released in 1984, the 2018 version will be released on digipak CD and vinyl, with a vinyl remastering from Patrick W. Engl as a “Metal Blade Originals” LP. Special treatment and 400g heavy cardboard spine sleeves (inside out print), 60x60cm two-sided artwork posters and 250g inserts guaranteed! Pre-order your copies now from Indie Merch (USA), EMP (EU) or our eBay store (EU)....Read More »
  • Guns N’ Roses’ Dizzy Reed releases his fabulous new album ‘Rock ‘N Roll Ain’t Easy’

    Guns N’ Roses’ Dizzy Reed releases his fabulous new album ‘Rock ‘N Roll Ain’t Easy’

    Dizzy Reed releases his fabulous new album ‘Rock ‘N Roll Ain’t Easy‘ on 16th February via Golden Robot Records. Singles ‘This Don’t Look Like Vegas’ and ‘I Celebrate’ have received critical acclaim across the board along with a huge amount of radio plays worldwide. Due to popular demand globally,Guns N’ Roses keyboardist, Dizzy Reed, has also announced that the release of his 2018 debut solo album, Rock ‘n Roll Ain’t Easy, will now be made available on digital platforms worldwide...Read More »
  • Swedish Thrashers BLACK CYCLONE Join Gates Of Hell Records

    Swedish Thrashers BLACK CYCLONE Join Gates Of Hell Records

    Gothenburg, Sweden thrashers BLACK CYCLONE have inked a deal with Gates Of Hell Records for the physical release of their first full-length album, Death Is King. The album was released by the band in digital format in early 2018. Originally formed in 2009, BLACK CYCLONE’s sound initially channeled black metal on their Chaos Brigade (2012) and Under Your Hoof (2013) demos, eventually morphing into all-out, vintage thrash, which is displayed across Death Is King, an album stocked with surges of speed,...Read More »
  • Entrails announces new line-up

    Entrails announces new line-up

    Swedish death metallers Entrails are announcing the departure of singer/bassist Tommy and drummer Martin from the band. Both have chosen to leave Entrails to have more time for their jobs and other bands. The remaining members, Jimmy and Penki, didn’t waste any time and have recruited new members to make sure not to miss any shows and keep the Entrails train rolling! The new maniacs in the band are Freddy Ortscheid on drums and Marcus Brorsson on guitars and backing vocals....Read More »
  • Twitching Tongues launches new single, “Kill For You”

    Twitching Tongues launches new single, “Kill For You”

    On March 9th, Twitching Tongues will release their new album, Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred, the new single “Kill For You” can be heard at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VEB4lweC0M For another preview of the album, the video for the first single “Harakiri” (directed by David Brodsky / davidsbrodsky.com) can be viewed now at: metalblade.com/twitchingtongues – where the record is also available for pre-order in the following formats: –CD –Ultra clear vinyl + download card...Read More »
  • RITCHIE BLACKMORE’S RAINBOW release their album ‘Memories In Rock II’ live 2 CD/DVD on April 6th

    RITCHIE BLACKMORE’S RAINBOW release their album ‘Memories In Rock II’ live 2 CD/DVD on April 6th

    RITCHIE BLACKMORE’S RAINBOW release their album ‘Memories In Rock II’ live 2 CD/DVD on 6th April. Also coming up for release will be the first new Rainbow single since 1996, ‘Waiting For A Sign‘ out on 16th March. MEMORIES IN ROCK II 2CD plus unique backstage special videos In 2017, legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore brought his new Rainbow line up to the UK for three unique concerts; these memorable musical moments will be released in high quality format on a double disc CD...Read More »
  • TESLA ANNOUNCE SUMMER TOUR W/ STYX AND JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS

    TESLA ANNOUNCE SUMMER TOUR W/ STYX AND JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS

    Just announced TESLA is going on tour this summer w/ STYX and JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS kicking off May 30th. Tesla fans will have priority access to Tesla VIP packages and tickets using the code Tesla 2018 ON  Wednesday February 14th at 10am.  VIP packages will include a meet & greet, a premium seat and exclusive merchandise.   General tickets on sale starting Feb 16th at LiveNation.com May 30 – Irvine, CA (FivePoint Amphitheatre) June 1 – Concord, CA (Concord Pavilion)...Read More »
  • Alternative-Stoner Metallers Black Strike shared new music video

    Alternative-Stoner Metallers Black Strike shared new music video

    A few days after posting their past EP for full stream on Bandcamp and then the single “Tiger” at the same location, Belgian alternative/stoner metallers Black Strike just unveiled a new official music video illustrating the song “Tiger”, released by Otra Vista Production crew and available right now on YouTube with the courtesy of Score A/V Digital. The song will featured on ‘132’, their new EP, to be officially released next week for CD & Digital Have a look on the “Tiger” Music Video    …For the record… Born on the ashes from different bands, BLACK STRIKE reunites...Read More »
  • KARMA VIOLENS Releases ‘Men Of Gibeah’ Teaser Video From Their Upcoming ‘Serpent God’ Album

    KARMA VIOLENS Releases ‘Men Of Gibeah’ Teaser Video From Their Upcoming ‘Serpent God’ Album

    Greek extreme metal band, KARMA VIOLENS, have released a teaser video for ‘Men Of Gibeah‘, taken from their third album ‘Serpent God‘. The new album contains 10 tracks and is set for release on April 13th via GROWL RECORDS (Inactive Messiah) a division of ROAR! Rock of Angels Records (Monument, Gods Of Silence, Mean Streak, Panorama, Oblivion). The ‘Men Of Gibeah‘ video teaser can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/7dB_onrZldw ‘Serpent God‘, was produced and mixed by Costas Papadopoulos and Karma Violens at Symbolic Studios. Recordings by Costas Papadopoulos at Symbolic Studios. Mastered by Andreas Karayiannis at Dysmorphia Studios....Read More »
  •  Zero Theorem Release Video For “Area”

     Zero Theorem Release Video For “Area”

    Blending alternative hard rock with the rhythmic and uncompromising intensity of metal, Los Angeles-based Zero Theorem has drawn early comparisons to Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch, and Tool. Their first single “Area” has steadily climbed the Active Rock radio charts since late 2017 and has recently jumped into the Top 40. The song is growing rapidly, with recent adds to Spotify’s Rock Hard playlist, Apple Music’s Breaking Hard Rock playlist, and Google Play Music’s Hard Rock Hotlist Radio channel,...Read More »
  • WITCHES OF DOOM Release New Single & Audio Video ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’

    WITCHES OF DOOM Release New Single & Audio Video ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’

    Get Love Will Tear Us Apart now from: iTunes Listen to Love Will Tear Us Apart on: Spotify Goth-stoner-doom rockers Witches Of Doom, have a released a new single to herald in 2018 and fill the gap whilst they complete work on their next and third full length album, due out (we hope) later in the year. The song is a new and different take on the classic Joy Division number, Love will Tear Us Apart. It’s a slow paced version of the...Read More »
  • Dukes of the Orient Debut Video for “Seasons Will Change”

    Dukes of the Orient Debut Video for “Seasons Will Change”

    Dukes of the Orient Debut Video for “Seasons Will Change” Self-Titled Debut Available February 23rd via Frontiers Music Srl What do you get when you match a Brit from London who loves American AOR with an American from California who grew up on British Prog? Dukes of the Orient is the masterful pairing of vocalist John Payne (ex-Asia, GPS) with keyboardist Erik Norlander (Last in Line, Lana Lane) who now present their eponymous debut album, ten years in the making. Dukes of the...Read More »
  • French heavy rockers LUMBERJACKS shared new single “Mystery Light”

    French heavy rockers LUMBERJACKS shared new single “Mystery Light”

    As announced previously : 3 years after the release of their first EP and after some months of hard work but also tons of gigs next to bands such as Electric Mary or Bukowski, French heavy-rockers LUMBERJACKS are about to release their debut full-length album ‘ALONE?’ coming out on May 5th for CD & Digital formats. In the meantime, the band just unleashed a brand new single called “Mystery Light” on YouTube… Stream the single “Mistery Light” | Pre-Order the new album. …For the record…  Lumberjacks is first and...Read More »
  • Former Sixx: AM Members DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael Announce New Band

    Former Sixx: AM Members DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael Announce New Band

    After the demise of Sixx: AM, former members, guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael Announce new band “Pyromantic”. The two have been creating music together for over a decade and have garnered multiple top 10 Hit songs. Their former band Sixx:A.M. released 5 full length studio albums, including “The Heroin Diaries” which featured the No. 1 hit “Life Is Beautiful” and kept the debut album on the charts for 26 straight weeks. Over the...Read More »
  • LUCKY BASTARDZ Hope You Will ‘Be The One’

    LUCKY BASTARDZ Hope You Will ‘Be The One’

    Be the One is the fourth album from Italian hard rockers Lucky Bastardz and it’s also, by far, their most ambitious. It’s what you might call a “semi-concept album” focused on the themes of inner re-birth. Be the One contains 10 excellent tracks for both the first timers and the purists with not a filler in sight! The band use “Double-Kick Engine Rock’n’Roll” to describe their original musical style and they are known for their boundless energy and attitude. Thrash,...Read More »
  • TONS announce new LP “Filthy Flowers Of Doom” coming out April 20th

    TONS announce new LP “Filthy Flowers Of Doom” coming out April 20th

    Torino’s dirty doomers TONS have confirmed the release of their new album “Filthy Flowers Of Doom” this April 20th on Heavy Psych Sounds. “Filthy Flowers of Doom” is TONS second full-length album. 40 minutes divided into five tracks of in your face doomy sludge metal. Evil riffs, tight drumming and a demonic voice characterize the last effort from the Turin band, now with a new drummer and a second guitar. Low-league occultism and weed devotion are the basis of...Read More »
  • SULPHER New Album No One Will Ever Know Out August 2018

    SULPHER New Album No One Will Ever Know Out August 2018

    Eagerly awaited by the public, keenly anticipated by their fans: following a hiatus of several years, London’s alternative rock quartet Sulpher surrounding Marilyn Manson/The Prodigy guitarist Rob Holliday has finalized a new album: No One Will Ever Know is scheduled for release on SPV/Oblivion in August 2018 and presents the recently reformed act more uncompromising, captivating and contemporary than ever before. The first single release Take A Long Hard Look will be out in March 2018. Rob Holliday (vocals, guitars), Steve Monti (drums),...Read More »
  • Johan Kihlberg’s Impera releases “Why Does She Care” – featuring SAGA singer Michael Sadler

    Johan Kihlberg’s Impera releases “Why Does She Care” – featuring SAGA singer Michael Sadler

    Lyric Video at – https://youtu.be/VzqkrB1XfHA “Why Does She Care”, is taken from the forthcoming album “Age Of Discovery”, which is due for release on February 23rd, on German label Metal/Aor Heaven. A release party including signing session will be held at Hard Rock Cafe Stockholm, Sweden on February 23rd https://www.facebook.com/events/404610746664220/ After three albums with his band IMPERA, founding drummer Johan Kihlberg decided it was time to spread his wings, and the Swede came up with the idea to record...Read More »
  • VEX Premiere Track from Upcoming Live-in-Studio EP ‘The Machine Shop Sessions’

    VEX Premiere Track from Upcoming Live-in-Studio EP ‘The Machine Shop Sessions’

    Austin (TX) – Decibel has premiered a song from The Machine Shop Sessions, the forthcoming live-in-studio EP from Dynamic Death Metallers VEX. Prep your ears for the assault and then head on over to the following link to stream “No Such Thing.” www.decibelmagazine.com/2018/02/08/vex-record-live-album-spanning-releases-hear-no-thing-now/ The Machine Shop Sessions will be released on February 21. Pre-orders are available at: vextx.bandcamp.com/album/the-machine-shop-sessions   VEX guitarist Ciaran McCloskey had this to say about The Machine Shop Sessions: “This recording acts as a sort of career retrospective,...Read More »
  • IGNORE THE SIGN Releases New Single and Video Today!

    IGNORE THE SIGN Releases New Single and Video Today!

    Hanover rocks hard again – as in the best of times! IGNORE THE SIGN, the band around vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist Ossy Pfeiffer, will release their new single “Days Of Thunder” today. The track is an instant taste of the upcoming SPV / Steamhammer debut album “A Line To Cross”out on February 23rd, 2018. You can watch the video here: https://youtu.be/EXDPklLLMbI  In this song, the Hanoverians emphasize that hard rock music still has a serious home base in this city! The content is...Read More »
  • NAPALM DEATH Release Debut Single Off Upcoming Compilation Album, “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs”

    NAPALM DEATH Release Debut Single Off Upcoming Compilation Album, “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs”

  • Judas Priest Guitarist Glenn Tipton Diagnosed With Parkinson’s Disease; Will Not Tour In 2018

    Judas Priest Guitarist Glenn Tipton Diagnosed With Parkinson’s Disease; Will Not Tour In 2018

    Judas Priest have announced the following news: Ten years ago Glenn was diagnosed to have the onset of the early stages of Parkinson’s – from then until recently Glenn has lived his life as the great heavy metal guitar player he has always been, maintaining by his own definition a standard of quality and performance that is incredibly important. Right now Glenn is able to play and perform some of the Priest songs that are...Read More »
  • BARREN EARTH Announce New Album,”A Complex Of Cages”

    BARREN EARTH Announce New Album,”A Complex Of Cages”

    Finnish progressive death metal supergroup, BARREN EARTH, have released the brand new single “Further Down”, taken off their upcoming album “A Complex Of Cages”, out via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS on March 30! Listen to “Further Down”at https://youtu.be/Wee1WBKPOD4   Vocalist Jón Aldará comments, “For me, this truly feels like a transcendental album for us. The songwriting dynamics have changed quite drastically since ‘On Lonely Towers’, and even though every song is quite unmistakably Barren Earth, the album as a whole brings us towards something...Read More »
  • Blacktop Mojo Release Acoustic Video for “Underneath”

    Blacktop Mojo Release Acoustic Video for “Underneath”

    Texas based hard rock band Blacktop Mojo has released a video for their track, “Underneath,” from their 2017 LP, Burn the Ships. Filmed live at Audioworx Studios in Palestine, TX, the Drew McCuistion filmed video features front-man Matt James and lead guitarist Ryan Kiefer performing an acoustic version of the track. “I’ve seen firsthand how bitterness and anger can destroy a person from the inside out. This song is about that, but also saying “I...Read More »
  • BOREALIS have released their first track from their new album ‘The Offering’

    BOREALIS have released their first track from their new album ‘The Offering’

    BOREALIS release their new lyric video for ‘Sign Of No Return‘, the first track taken from their new album ‘The Offering’ due for release on 23rd March via AFM Records Young Canadian melodic metallers BOREALIS are returning with their fourth studio album called ‘The Offering’. Although Canada might not be the first country one would think of when it comes to high class melodic metal BOREALIS once again prove their potential with strong melodies, tasteful instrumentations and their...Read More »
  • CALIBAN Announce Details on New Album “Elements”, Premiere Music Video for Debut Single, “Inotoxicated”

    CALIBAN Announce Details on New Album “Elements”, Premiere Music Video for Debut Single, “Inotoxicated”

    CALIBAN are excited to reveal their new album, “Elements”, will be released on April 6 via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS. The band have unveiled the first single,”Intoxicated”, with an energetic music video which can be seen here: https://youtu.be/9iznstzxsMs. With “Elements”, CALIBAN brought back long-time collaborator—who’s been working with the band since 2007’s “The Awakening”—and studio wizard Benny Richter to co-produce with Görtz at his Nemesis Studios. CALIBAN also hired on Germany-based Andy Posdziech (Any Given Day) and buddy Sebastian ‘Sushi’ Biesler (Eskimo...Read More »
  • Death Thrashers Reprisal Set To Unleash New Album ‘None Survive The Sun’

    Death Thrashers Reprisal Set To Unleash New Album ‘None Survive The Sun’

    Death Thrashers Reprisal Set To Unleash New Album ‘None Survive The Sun’! Cited by Metal Hammer’s Dom Lawson as “ones to watch… their vicious blend of turbocharged thrash and tech-tinged deathly grit is as fresh and distinctive as it gets in the UK scene,” UK death thrashers Reprisal are hitting back hard following up from the debut release Ichneumanity. This March sees the release of a new album entitled None Survive The Sun and is sure to cement...Read More »
  • MONSTERNAUT to issue new album “Enter The Storm” this April on Heavy Psych Sounds.

    MONSTERNAUT to issue new album “Enter The Storm” this April on Heavy Psych Sounds.

    Finland’s stoner rock newcomers MONSTERNAUT invite you into a world of fuzz, with their sophomore album “Enter The Storm” to be unleashed on April 27th via Heavy Psych Sounds. MONSTERNAUT‘s “Enter the Storm” is a 12-track getaway in the Finnish tundra. The band’s second album follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, this time heavier than before. The album is filled with familiar Fu Manchu influences blended in trash and sludge grooves. If you like straightforward groovy stoner...Read More »
  • SACRED LEATHER release “Power Thrust” video

    SACRED LEATHER release “Power Thrust” video

    Classic Metal renegades SACRED LEATHER have launched the official music video for “Power Thrust,” off the forthcoming album Ultimate Force. An unapologetic tribute to the leather-and-chains glory days of music television, the video embodies SACRED LEATHER’s mission to “return the true essence of heavy metal to the masses.”   “Power Thrust” is now playing at https://youtu.be/haaW8sWq7js    The first single from Ultimate Force, “Power Thrust” recently premiered via Invisible Oranges alongside an interview with vocalist Dee Wrathchild. Check it out at www.invisibleoranges.com/dustin-dee-wrathchild-boltjes/...Read More »
  • ReVertigo Release New Video For “Sailing Stones”

    ReVertigo Release New Video For “Sailing Stones”

    ReVertigo is a Stockholm, Sweden based duo featuring Mats Levén (vocals) and Anders Wikström (guitar). As close personal and musical friends for nearly 30 years, ReVertigo is the next chapter in an ongoing collaboration between the two. Between touring activities with Candlemass, Treat, and Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the pair finalized the 11 songs featured on the debut album. All the instruments on the album are played by Mats and Anders, except for the drums, which were...Read More »
  • Hollywood shock rockers SALEMS LOTT to release full length MASK OF MORALITY album

    Hollywood shock rockers SALEMS LOTT to release full length MASK OF MORALITY album

    Hollywood based shock rockers SALEMS LOTT will release their new earth shattering full length album “Mask Of Morality” on April 6, 2018 via their own independent label Rēd Moon Rēcords. With their previous 3 song EP released as part one of their new two-part album series, “Mask Of Morality”, the band delved into socially-conscious themes on individualism, values, morality and current politics. Salems Lott guitarist Jett Black has checked in with the following comment: About Mask Of Morality /...Read More »
  • DANKO JONES joins CKY on SKINDRED’S ‘Start The Machine Tour’

    DANKO JONES joins CKY on SKINDRED’S ‘Start The Machine Tour’

    DANKO JONES is delighted to announce the band will be joining SKINDRED and CKY on the ‘Start The Machine’ tour. Renown for his high energy, full on performances, Danko is a great addition to this tour and will add the punky edge to what are going to be some rip-roaring shows! “One of the most ridiculously entertaining and exciting live bands on the planet. Danko himself is a priapic whirlwind of charisma, riffs and lascivious charm.” Metal...Read More »
  • ALIEN WEAPONRY Signs Worldwide Deal With NAPALM RECORDS!

    ALIEN WEAPONRY Signs Worldwide Deal With NAPALM RECORDS!

    New Zealand’s rising musical stars and teenage thrash metal band ALIEN WEAPONRY have signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records! With such an impressive career that started five years ago when the band members were just 10 and 12 years old and this unique combination of thrash metal and Māori cultural background, Napalm Records is excited to welcome ALIEN WEAPONRY to their eclectic artist roster: “Napalm Records is proud to announce the signing of the thrash metal band Alien...Read More »
  • GRAVESHADOW RELEASE LYRIC VIDEO AND DEBUT COVER ART FROM THEIR FORTHCOMING ALBUM

    GRAVESHADOW RELEASE LYRIC VIDEO AND DEBUT COVER ART FROM THEIR FORTHCOMING ALBUM

    Los Angeles, CA – The Sacramento-based quintet GRAVESHADOW – who deftly mixes symphonic/gothic metal with elements of doom, thrash and epic progressive power metal – unveil the first taste of their new album via the lyric video for the song, “Widow and the Raven. The band describes the track as “a song of self-reflection and the struggle to begin anew.” Watch the lyric video for “Widow and the Raven” “Widow and the Raven” comes from the group’s sophomore...Read More »
  • Mr. Big Drummer Pat Torpey Dead At 64

    Mr. Big Drummer Pat Torpey Dead At 64

    Mr. Big have made the following announcement: With breaking hearts we tell you that our brother, friend, drummer and founding member, Pat, passed away Wednesday, February 7 from complications of Parkinson’s disease. Family, band and management request privacy at this very difficult time. Services are pending.   Mr. Big formed in 1988 and immediately began to solidify their place in music history. By combining trademark “shredding” musicianship with awesome vocal harmonies, Mr. Big produced numerous...Read More »
  • Sliptrick Records Welcomes NEFESH To The Roster

    Sliptrick Records Welcomes NEFESH To The Roster

    Formed in 2005 in Italy, Nefesh has already had ten years of activity and played concerts around Europe including Italy, Slovenia, Latvia, England and Estonia. The band play a style of progressive, alternative metal influenced by such lumnaries as Opeth, System Of A Down and One Minute Silence. Through the years, they have gained critical success and excellent reviews with both Metal Maniac and Rock Hard magazine describing them as “one of the most talented and promising...Read More »
  • Twitching Tongues announces tour dates with Hatebreed, Crowbar, Acacia Strain

    Twitching Tongues announces tour dates with Hatebreed, Crowbar, Acacia Strain

    On March 9th, Twitching Tongues will release their new album, Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred, via Metal Blade Records. In support of this release, the band will hit the road the following week with Hatebreed, Crowbar, and Acacia Strain, before heading out on a headlining tour in the USA. See below for all dates! Twitching Tongues tour dates w/ Hatebreed, Crowbar, Acacia Strain Mar. 16 – The Westcott Theater – Syracuse, NY Mar. 17 – The Machine Shop – Flint, MI Mar. 18 –...Read More »
  • SYNAPSE MISFIRE Losing The War Against The Sands Of Time set for release on March 16

    SYNAPSE MISFIRE Losing The War Against The Sands Of Time set for release on March 16

    Horror Pain Gore Death Productions have signed Illinois’ Black/Thrash Grindcore beasts Synapse Misfire and are set to release their debut album entitled Losing The War Against The Sands Of Time March 16 on CD and Digital formats. Below is the official description: Horror Pain Gore Death Productions welcome Synapse Misfire to the roster with the debut album Losing The War Against The Sands Of Time! Hailing from Illinois, Synapse Misfire consists of members from Waco Jesus, Helmsplitter, Akasha and Angelust. Losing The War Against The Sands Of Time is unpredictable...Read More »
  • NECRODEATH – ‘THE TRIUMPH OF PAIN’ VIDEO RELEASED

    NECRODEATH – ‘THE TRIUMPH OF PAIN’ VIDEO RELEASED

    Legendary Thrash/Black Metal power force Necrodeath have released a video for the song ‘The Triumph Of Pain’ the first single taken from their upcoming album ‘The Age Of Dead Christ’, which will be available starting from March 9th on Scarlet Records (vinyl version on Terror From Hell Records). Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/8O9lLQSEL4M ‘The Age Of Dead Christ’ is Necrodeath’s 11th album, 33 years after their inception into the scene, when the now legendary demo tape ‘The Shining...Read More »
  • CROCELL Release ‘Once Called Slaves’ Stop Motion Music Video, New Album ‘Relics’ Out In March

    CROCELL Release ‘Once Called Slaves’ Stop Motion Music Video, New Album ‘Relics’ Out In March

    Danish death/black metal outfit, CROCELL, has released a stop motion video for “Once Called Slaves“, which was premiered by BlankTV and can be viewed below. The song is taken from CROCELL‘s fifth album, “Relics“, which was recorded during Crocell‘s ten year anniversary in 2017 and will be released via LongLife Records on March 16th 2018. CROCELL ‘Once Called Slaves‘ video: https://youtu.be/xUDGU1_k_pk Referencing both early Crocell artwork and more than one cult film, the nightmarish music video was shot and edited by Lasse Frisk from Frisk Film and consists of...Read More »
  • My Own Ghost releases a new music video and announces UK & European tour dates!

    My Own Ghost releases a new music video and announces UK & European tour dates!

    My Own Ghost have released a videoclip to the new single ‘Hope’ from their second album ‘Life On Standby’. The video was filmed and edited by Maanlander (www.maanlander.eu), a Ghent based video company working across numerous channels and categories. WATCH the video here: https://youtu.be/I84cXnc6-Qc The song evolves around the concept of unfulfilled hopes. In the video the actorsDeborah Knowles and Francis Majerus portray the story of a father who is hiking through the forest and looking for his missing daughter....Read More »
  • DUST BOLT Return To North America Alongside Obituary, Pallbearer and Skeletonwitch This Spring!

    DUST BOLT Return To North America Alongside Obituary, Pallbearer and Skeletonwitch This Spring!

    German power four-piece DUST BOLT released their third album Mass Confusion in July 2016 via Napalm Records.  (Order Here) Following an extremely successful North American tour supporting the mighty Obituary, DUST BOLT are now set to return Stateside in May.  The band will again be supporting Obituary, but this time they will also be joined by Pallbearer and Skeletonwitch.  The tour kicks off May 2nd in Atlanta, GA and runs through June 3rd in Miami, FL.  A complete list of dates can be...Read More »
  • APOCALYPTICA back in the US

    APOCALYPTICA back in the US

    APOCALYPTICA  CONTINUES THE CELEBRATION  OF PLAYS METALLICA BY FOUR CELLOS WITH NEW US DATES! On May 10, 1996 Finnish Rockers, APOCALYPTICA, released their epic debut PLAYS METALLICA BY FOUR CELLOS.  The instrumental cello-driven rock opus changed the landscape of heavy music for years to come.  To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the album, the group re-released it, remastered with 3 bonus tracks, in 2016. The band has been touring the world in celebration of that anniversary...Read More »
  • German speed metallers Vulture sign to Metal Blade Records!

    German speed metallers Vulture sign to Metal Blade Records!

    Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the sealing of a pact with German speed metallers Vulture. The full metal quintet has signed a multiple album deal with the Blade and is right now in the songwriting process for their tentative new album to be released by the end of 2018. Vulture comments: “We feel proud and honored to officially announce our contract conclusion with METAL BLADE RECORDS! Signing up with the legendary label that released many of...Read More »
  • STILLBORN Announce Their New Release Titled ‘Crave For Killing’

    STILLBORN Announce Their New Release Titled ‘Crave For Killing’

    Death metal act Stillborn have completed the work on their new material titled ‘Crave for Killing’, scheduled for a release via Godz Ov War Productions on March 12, 2018. If you want to find out how much hatred there still is in Stillborn, check out a new track titled ‘To Be’ which has been made available for streaming at this location: https://soundcloud.com/godzovwar/stillborn-to-be The ‘Crave for Killing’ EP contains slightly over 20 minutes of music, but it definitely is the most mature stuff in the...Read More »
  • SIFTING announce East Coast tour supporting SONS OF APOLLO

    SIFTING announce East Coast tour supporting SONS OF APOLLO

    New album, Not From Here out now, produced by Ryan Williams (Velvet Revolver, Rage Against the Machine), and Steve Evetts (Senses Fail, Suicide Silence) Watch the band’s new ‘Epsilon’ play-through video at this location Hot off their west coast tour supporting Dayshell and Eyes Set to Kill, Los Angeles, CA’s modern prog rock/metal outfit SIFTING have just been tapped as direct support for SONS OF APOLLO, on this month’s February East Coast dates. The eight-date tour begins on February 9 at Magic City Casino in Miami, FL, and wraps up February...Read More »
  • JIZZY PEARL OF LOVE/HATE TO RELEASE SOLO ALBUM “ALL YOU NEED IS SOUL”

    JIZZY PEARL OF LOVE/HATE TO RELEASE SOLO ALBUM “ALL YOU NEED IS SOUL”

    The unmistakable voice from one of the most loved hard rock bands of the early 1990’s is returning this May. Jizzy Pearl of Love/Hate is back with his new solo album ‘All You Need Is Soul’. This highly anticipated studio release is out May 11th, 2018 via Frontiers Music Srl. Jizzy Pearl – “All You Need Is Soul” (Official Audio): Get your copy of stream now here:   http://radi.al/AllYouNeedIsSoul “In my opinion this is the best record I’ve done since...Read More »
  • Japanese Superstars MAN WITH A MISSION Release New Single “Freak It!” Featuring Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra

    Japanese Superstars MAN WITH A MISSION Release New Single “Freak It!” Featuring Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra

    Japanese superstars MAN WITH A MISSION have released the brand-new track “Freak It!” feat. Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra. Check it out here: https://manwithamission.lnk.to/FreakIt MAN WITH A MISSION are also excited to announce their Gold-certified album, “The World’s On Fire”, is now for the first time internationally available through CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS. “The World’s On Fire” is the five-piece wolf collective’s fourth album in their home country, but their first-ever to be released worldwide. The band will follow-up with a brand new studio...Read More »
  • DYING FETUS: Announce Co-Headlining Tour with Thy Art Is Murder

    DYING FETUS: Announce Co-Headlining Tour with Thy Art Is Murder

    Death metal overlords DYING FETUS have announced a Spring North America Co-Headlining Tour with Australia’s Thy Art Is Murder. The tour commences March 15 in Poughkeepsie, NY; runs through 31 cities and travels full circle ending in Amityville, NY on April 22. Includes appearances at New England Metal & Hardcore Fest’s 20th Anniversary and Texas Independence Fest. Additional support is provided by Enterprise Earth, Rivers of Nihil and Sanction. A full list of confirmed tour dates in available below.  ...Read More »
  • SABATON & KREATOR kick off their 2018 North American co-headlining tour this Thursday, February 8!

    SABATON & KREATOR kick off their 2018 North American co-headlining tour this Thursday, February 8!

    Mark your calendars! Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON are uniting with German thrash titans and label mates Kreator for the ultimate North American co-headlining trek kicking off this coming Thursday, February 8! The 24-date tour will make stops in Los Angeles, Montreal, and Philadelphia before concluding at Jannus Landing in Tampa, Florida on March 10. SABATON will be touring in support of their highly-acclaimed eighth album, The Last Stand. Check out a brand new live footage video for the album’s title track, “The...Read More »
  • Armored Saint plot first ever South American tour!

    Armored Saint plot first ever South American tour!

    Armored Saint will be heading down to South America for the first time ever! The shows are scheduled for June and include performances in Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Chile, and Colombia. The band is currently at work on a set list full of songs from throughout their entire catalog – it’s an event not to miss for South American fans! Vocalist John Bush comments: “Finally!! Armored Saint brings its soulful heavy rock to the passionate continent of South America. I...Read More »
  • Rivers of Nihil reveal details for new album, ‘Where Owls Know My Name’

    Rivers of Nihil reveal details for new album, ‘Where Owls Know My Name’

    Rivers of Nihil reveal details for new album, ‘Where Owls Know My Name’; launch first single, “The Silent Life”; announce North American tour with Dying Fetus, Thy Art Is Murder, Enterprise Earth, Sanction On March 16th, Rivers of Nihil will release their third full-length, Where Owls Know My Name, via Metal Blade Records. Whereas The Conscious Seed of Light (2013) and Monarchy (2015) were thematically centered around spring and summer, respectively, Where Owls Know My Name represents the fall. And although that season is usually...Read More »
  • Australia’s LILLYE signs worldwide deal with Eclipse Records

    Australia’s LILLYE signs worldwide deal with Eclipse Records

    New album Evolve set for release on May 18, 2018 Watch their music video for the song ‘Who I’m Meant to Be‘ Eclipse Records is proud to announce the signing of LILLYE to an exclusive, worldwide deal. Based in Sydney (Australia), Lillye are a rock band fronted by professional vocalist Virginia Lillye. After working the European theater circuit for ten years in musicals such as Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair, Grease, and Fame; Virginia Lillye traveled back to her hometown of Sydney to pursue a passion for rock...Read More »
  • From Ashes To New Premiere “Crazy” Song and Lyric Video, Prep New Album ‘The Future’

    From Ashes To New Premiere “Crazy” Song and Lyric Video, Prep New Album ‘The Future’

    Rock band From Ashes To New have released their single and lyric video for “Crazy,” premiering the song on SiriusXM Octane today. “Crazy” is the first single off of their upcoming LP, The Future, releasing April 20th via Better Noise Records / Eleven Seven Music. “Crazy” is the first look into the sophomore album from the revamped Lancaster, PA based band consisting of Founder/ Rapper/Programmer Matt Brandyberry and Guitarist Lance Dowdle with new additions Vocalist Danny Case and Drummer Mat Madiro. The band...Read More »
  • See The Controversial Cover Art And Title For Christian Rockers Stryper’s New Album

    See The Controversial Cover Art And Title For Christian Rockers Stryper’s New Album

    Stryper have titled their new album “God Damn Evil”. It’s set to arrive in April and will feature new bass player Perry Richardson, who replaces Tim Gaines. Recently during my interview with Michael Sweet, I asked about the new album and eluded to the title then: XS ROCK: So any guesses as to when we’ll hear a new album from Stryper? Michael: Oz and Rob are coming out on Monday and they’ll be here for about 11...Read More »
  • Loudness Release Video For “Soul On Fire” From New Album

    Loudness Release Video For “Soul On Fire” From New Album

    Today sees the Japanese Heavy Metal legends Loudness once again displaying their blind determination and unchallenged fighting power with their brand new video for “Soul On Fire”. It is an anthem that is celebrating the band’s unique identity – an anthem which does not merely describe their intention to rock the world but that, with its power and drive, simply does so. “We’re gonna rock on”, it says, “gonna burn you up now, get your...Read More »
  • Silent Season releases new single ‘Stars

    Silent Season releases new single ‘Stars

    ‘Stars,’ which has already generated over 2,000,000+ streams, and a link to their YouTube lyric video: Boston’s Silent Season have released a new single ‘Stars’, which is available through all major digital retailers. A new EP drop will follow in 2018. Stars is a romantic melodic ballad about all the things you wish you could feel for someone. Maybe you have met this person or maybe you have not. The real question is, if you told them would they care? Silent Season came...Read More »
  • Thrust Release New Video For Sorceress

    Thrust Release New Video For Sorceress

    THRUST – official Video “Sorceress” released! THRUST has released today an official video for the song ” Sorceress”. That song will be on the upcoming album “Harvest Of Souls”. Youtube THRUST – “Sorceress” @ Youtube LINE-UP: Ron Cooke – guitars Eric Claro – vocals Angel Rodriguez – guitars Ray Gervais – bass Joe Rezendes – drums Directed, shot and edit: Edward Nyahay produced: Little Lost Productions Link www.facebook.com/pages/Thrust/564068597016948 www.thrustonline.com/Read More »
  • Listen To The Title Track of SNAKE EYES SEVEN’s New Album, ‘Medicine Man’

    Listen To The Title Track of SNAKE EYES SEVEN’s New Album, ‘Medicine Man’

    ‘Medicine Man’, the title track of the new album from Canadian heavy metal group SNAKE EYES SEVEN, can be streamed below. The album is due on March 30th via HighVolMusic and distributed by AMPED Distribution. ‘Medicine Man’ is the long awaited follow-up to 2010’s ’13 Crows’ and was recorded by Canadian producer Cam MacLeod who is also the band’s lead guitarist. The album was mastered by Maor Applebaum (Halford, Adrenaline Mob, Armored Saint). The cover artwork for ‘Medicine Man’ was created by ‘Scozz’ at Graphics by Scozz Studios. ‘Medicine Man’ track listing: 1.      Speaking Ill of...Read More »
  • PHIL LANZON (URIAH HEEP, JOHN LAWTON, SWEET) ‘If You Think I’m Crazy’ Album Release Announced

    PHIL LANZON (URIAH HEEP, JOHN LAWTON, SWEET) ‘If You Think I’m Crazy’ Album Release Announced

    URIAH HEEP keyboard man PHIL LANZON (GRAND PRIX, JOHN LAWTON, SWEET) announced the release of his brand new solo album ‘If You Think I’m Crazy‘, on February 23, 2018 via Phil Lanzon Ditties/Cargo Records UK. LANZON joined URIAH HEEP by replacing JOHN SINCLAIR. The album was produced and mixed by Simon Hanhart (ASIA, 21 GUNS, MARILLION, KILLER DWARFS, WAYSTED). Co-production by Richard Cottle (Charlie, Keats, Alan Parsons Project, John Parr, etc.). Recorded at Masterchord at Woodside Park, Kore Studio in Acton, The Bunker, The Denham Garage in Lower Denham and Outhouse Studios in Reading. Cover painting and all artwork...Read More »
  • Freedom Call Mastermind Chris Bay Releases Second Single and Video

    Freedom Call Mastermind Chris Bay Releases Second Single and Video

    Freedom Call mastermind CHRIS BAY is releasing his second single and video “Hollywood Dancer” today. The song is taken from his first solo album “Chasing The Sun”. Chris Bay regarding the song: “The title “Hollywood Dancer” is about a topic that has probably met almost every one of us in a dream … Let’s face it, who of us has never imagined being a big star, a celebrity … a “Hollywood Dancer”. However, this status not only includes pleasant sides of life, but separates...Read More »
  • CORRODED GETS THE REMIX TREATMENT FROM PRODUCER ZARDONIC

    CORRODED GETS THE REMIX TREATMENT FROM PRODUCER ZARDONIC

    Swedish metallers CORRODED have given Venezuelan DJ, producer, and remix artist ZARDONIC access to their entire Defcon Zero album, rather than just a single track and he’s given it a complete overhaul, just as he has with other Despotz artists such as SONIC SYNDICATE, SKARLETT RIOT, NIGHTRAGE and THE UNGUIDED. You can check out the single and title track, “Defcon Zero,” here. CORRODED released their fourth album, Defcon Zero in April 2017 and started off the festival season by breaking...Read More »
  • BEYOND THE STYX Debut ‘Danse Macabre’ Music Video

    BEYOND THE STYX Debut ‘Danse Macabre’ Music Video

    French metal hardcore band, BEYOND THE STYX, have released a music video for ‘Danse Macabre‘, a track taken from their new album ‘Stiigma‘, out on February 23rd via Klonosphere/Season of Mist Distribution & Diorama Records. ‘Stiigma‘ was recorded at DOME Studio by David Potvin, in Avrillé, France. Poduced, engineered, mixed & mastered by Nick Jett (Terror, Backtrack, Lionheart) & BEYOND THE STYX. ‘Danse Macabre‘ music video: https://youtu.be/9Ba_O_cU7CM “STIIGMA” tracklisting: I. Neoblivion [feat. Paul M.] II. Poison IV III. paranØmmunation IV. Decima V. King S. [feat. Rom V.] VI. Danse macabre VII. DTNT VIII. Lightmare [feat....Read More »
  • NECROPHOBIC Premiere Lyric Video of New Single, “Tsar Bomba”

    NECROPHOBIC Premiere Lyric Video of New Single, “Tsar Bomba”

    NECROPHOBIC Premiere Lyric Video of New Single, “Tsar Bomba” “Mark Of The Necrogram” Due February 23 via Century Media Records, Digital Pre-order’s Available “Tsar Bomba, (Russian: “King of Bombs”), byname of RDS-220, also called Big Ivan, Soviet thermonuclear bomb that was detonated in a test over Novaya Zemlya island in the Arctic Ocean on October 30, 1961. The largest nuclear weapon ever set off, it produced the most powerful human-made explosion ever recorded.“ (Source: Encyclopædia Britannica) NECROPHOBIC’s brand-new...Read More »
  • L.A. GUNS Release Live Video For “No Mercy”

    L.A. GUNS Release Live Video For “No Mercy”

        L.A. GUNS Release Live Video For “No Mercy”   Taken From The New “Made in Milan” CD/DVD/Blu-Ray Due  March 23rd via Frontiers Music Srl October 2017 saw the reunion of Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis as L.A. Guns with the release of their first album together in over 17 years entitled “The Missing Piece”.   With a new-found energy and the enthusiasm L.A. Gunsstormed onto the stage in Milan, IT for the 2017 edition of the Frontiers Rock...Read More »
  • The Outfit Releases Debut Album

    The Outfit Releases Debut Album

    The Outfit Releases Debut Album and Announces Show at the RocHaus The Outfit’s self-titled debut album is out now in digital and retail outlets everywhere via Pavement Entertainment, distributed by MRI/Sony-Orchard. The band brings you straight up rock and roll, with catchy hooks and an aggressive sound. The Outfit consists of brothers Mark (drums) and Matt Nawara (guitar), Mike Gorman (bass), and Andy Mitchell (guitar/vocals). On creating the album, The Outfit wanted to bring an innovative...Read More »
  • Dark/Atmospheric Metallers AFFASIA Releasing Debut EP February 23 on Transcending Records

    Dark/Atmospheric Metallers AFFASIA Releasing Debut EP February 23 on Transcending Records

    Richmond (VA) – Richmond, VA Dark/Atmospheric Metal group AFFASIA will release debut EP Adrift in Remorse February 23 on Transcending Records. Fusing elements from their diverse influences, AFFASIA play guitar-driven dark, melodic metal with elements of Doom, Death, Darkwave, Shoegaze, atmospheric, and even classical music.   In addition to playing drums on the forthcoming album, Tony Petrocelly of In Trapan Studios (Guitarist/songwriter/producer of Construct of Lethe, guitarist of Grethor and drummer of Lord) recorded, mixed and mastered Adrift In Remorse.   AFFASIA was created as...Read More »
  • KOBRA AND THE LOTUS Unveil Album Details For ‘Prevail II’! On North American Tour With The Texas Hippie Coalition This April!

    KOBRA AND THE LOTUS Unveil Album Details For ‘Prevail II’! On North American Tour With The Texas Hippie Coalition This April!

    KOBRA AND THE LOTUS kept their word and will soon deliver the second part of their opus magnum one year after the successful release of rock juggernaut Prevail I! Prevail II is the proverbial yang to the yin and continues right where KOBRA AND THE LOTUS left off in 2017. Set for a release on April 27th 2018 with Napalm Records, the band has now unveiled the cover artwork and track listing for their hotly anticipated Prevail II! Says vocalist Kobra Paige: “Humanity. One...Read More »
  • DOOMSDAY OUTLAW Sign to Frontiers Music Srl   New Album “Hard Times” Out in May

    DOOMSDAY OUTLAW Sign to Frontiers Music Srl New Album “Hard Times” Out in May

    DOOMSDAY OUTLAW is a ten-legged hard rock, blues tinged juggernaut based in darkest Derbyshire. Coupling huge riffs and killer grooves with soaring, soulful vocals to deliver timeless tales of heartbreak and redemption, the group is set to show off its distinctive sound to the legions of hard rock faithful around the globe via a new album, ‘Hard Times’, which is set for worldwide release via Frontiers Music Srl in May 2018. Listen to the first single “Spirit That Made Me” HERE. Pre-order and stream the album HERE: radi.al/HardTimes Also available for...Read More »
  • CLOCKWORK REVOLUTION Featuring Former Members Of  Yngwie Malmsteen, Crimson Glory And Kamelot  Debut New Music Video “Fade Away”

    CLOCKWORK REVOLUTION Featuring Former Members Of Yngwie Malmsteen, Crimson Glory And Kamelot Debut New Music Video “Fade Away”

    CLOCKWORK REVOLUTION, featuring former members of Yngwie Malmsteen, Crimson Glory and Kamelot have released a new music video “Fade Away” from their debut album which was released September 22th, 2017 via Sonic Night Music Club. CLOCKWORK REVOLUTION is drummer Patrick Johansson (W.A.S.P., Yngwie Malmsteen) singer Wade Black (Leatherwolf, Crimson Glory), bassist Dirk Van Tilborg (Alias, Kamelot), and guitarist Dewayne Hart (Kinlin) delivering a powerful sound that draws from both modern and classic metal. Its’ debut...Read More »
  • NEID Celebrate Their 10th Anniversary

    NEID Celebrate Their 10th Anniversary

    NEID Celebrate Their 10th Anniversary With The 7″ Vinyl EP ‘Noise Treatment’ Italian grindcore masters Neid have recorded a special 10 year anniversary 7″ Vinyl EP which will be available exclusively at Shop Sliptrick from February 2nd. Noise Treatment will come in vinyl and online formats with the physical version being a limited edition priced at 9.99 EUR (incl. shipping). The EP contains 6 blistering tracks of trademark brutality and is an absolute must have for fans of the band. So...Read More »
  • KARMA VIOLENS ‘Serpent God’ Album Details Revealed

    KARMA VIOLENS ‘Serpent God’ Album Details Revealed

    Greek extreme metal band, KARMA VIOLENS, has been hard at writing and recording the their third record ‘Serpent God‘. The new album contains 10 tracks and is set for release on April 13th through GROWL RECORDS (Inactive Messiah) a division of ROAR! Rock of Angels Records (Monument, Gods Of Silence, Mean Streak, Panorama, Oblivion). ‘Serpent God‘, was produced and mixed by Costas Papadopoulos and Karma Violensat Symbolic Studios. Recordings by Costas Papadopoulos at Symbolic Studios. Mastered by Andreas Karayiannis at Dysmorphia Studios. The artwork and layout created by Greek Design mastermind Giannis Nakos at Remedy Art Studios....Read More »
  • Finnish melancholy in its darkest form, Hautajaisyö released their second album!

    Finnish melancholy in its darkest form, Hautajaisyö released their second album!

    The second album ‘Matkalla Kohti Hautaa’ by Hautajaisyö is released today via Inverse Records. Listen to it on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2rXGX0x Deezer: http://www.deezer.com/us/album/56102962  Tidal: https://tidal.com/album/84030839 Apple: https://apple.co/2DXPhmo  The singer Janne Partanen comments: ”Matkalla Kohti Hautaa” is served with high volume, in a dimmed room and with some wine. Fall in to deep sorrow and remember all the times you have failed in life.” Finnish messenger of melancholy and death Hautajaisyö (Funeral Night) was formed in 2014. They play melodic death metal and melancholy thrash metal. Their...Read More »
  • BLOOD OF THE WOLF to release “II: Campaign of Extermination”

    BLOOD OF THE WOLF to release “II: Campaign of Extermination”

    Blackened death juggernaut BLOOD OF THE WOLF has returned to embark upon a Campaign of Extermination.   This eight-track onslaught is a continuation of the band’s critically-acclaimed 2015 debut, I: The Law of Retaliation. To showcase the intensity that is II: Campaign of Extermination, BLOOD OF THE WOLF has launched a stream of the album’s title track.   Check out “Campaign of Extermination” at bloodofthewolf.bandcamp.com.   BLOOD OF THE WOLF will unleash II: Campaign of Extermination on April 7.   Track...Read More »
  • Act of Defiance to hit the road in support of ‘Old Scars, New Wounds’

    Act of Defiance to hit the road in support of ‘Old Scars, New Wounds’

    Act of Defiance, the heavy metal group featuring the talents of Chris Broderick on guitar, Henry Derek on vocals, Shawn Drover on drums and Matt Bachand on bass, released their latest full-length album, Old Scars, New Wounds, via Metal Blade Records in September of 2017. Now, in 2018, the band are back on the road in support of their sophomore effort. Act of Defiance will be headlining shows throughout the US in March with support from Shattered Sun. The...Read More »
  • ELESSAR Releases ‘Is This All We Are’

    ELESSAR Releases ‘Is This All We Are’

    South-West Emo Alt-Rockers, ELESSAR return to the fold and release their new EP, Is This All We Are, on Friday 27th April. Before then, the Brit Tunesmiths release a new track, In All Honesty, which can be streamed via https://youtu.be/wBF6MJsq5pA Formed in 2016, ELESSAR have already amassed a reputation for delivering energetic and passionate live performances. With a clear focus on touring relentlessly across the UK, the band have shared stages with Boston Manor, Crooks, and Alvarez Kings, and toured with Altered Sky and Speaking in...Read More »
  • MATTHEW CARROLL RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM “LEFT TO BURN”

    MATTHEW CARROLL RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM “LEFT TO BURN”

    MATTHEW CARROL, the Birmingham, AL singer and songwriter has released his debut album Left To Burn today.  The video for the first single “Heart Of Fire” can be viewed at this location: https://youtu.be/V0wYPhErTJQ The album is a mix of 90s influenced Alternative Rock and high-energy indie pop.  Carroll brought together some of the best talent in the south east to play on this record and put in the work to make an album he could be proud of.  A...Read More »
  • SACRAL RAGE Preparing Highly Anticipated Sophomore Album

    SACRAL RAGE Preparing Highly Anticipated Sophomore Album

    Promising Greek speedsters SACRAL RAGE have started work on the follow-up to 2015’s Illusions in Infinite Void debut full-length for a 2018 release via Cruz Del Sur Music. The as-yet-titled album will be produced by SACRAL RAGE, with drum and guitar recordings taking place in Ignite Studios in Athens. The band will track vocals and bass in White Socks Studios and will have the album mixed and mastered by Stamos Koliousis at an undisclosed location in Norway. Comments guitarist Marios: “The...Read More »
  • Witherfall Premiere Video For “Portrait”

    Witherfall Premiere Video For “Portrait”

    Based out of Los Angeles, California, WITHERFALL is the collective brainchild of guitarist Jake Dreyer (ICED EARTH, KOBRA AND THE LOTUS, WHITE WIZZARD), singer/keyboardist Joseph Michael (ex-WHITE WIZZARD, Sanctuary) and the late Adam Sagan (CIRCLE II CIRCLE, INTO ETERNITY). Today the band releases their new video for the song ‘Portrait’ taken from their full-length debut, “Nocturnes and Requiems”.  The video was post-production on the video was completed by renowned producer/director   Eduardo Rodriguez known for: Fright Night 2 and El Gringo.   The band told Decibel about the video, “Witherfall never...Read More »
  • MAGNUM – First Week Chart Entries For New Album “Lost On The Road To Eternity” Revealed!

    MAGNUM – First Week Chart Entries For New Album “Lost On The Road To Eternity” Revealed!

    MAGNUM – First Week Chart Entries For New Album “Lost On The Road To Eternity” Revealed! What a great release week MAGNUM had with the new album “Lost On The Road To Eternity”! Top 10 chart entries in Germany and Switzerland, highest chart entry in the UK since 1992 and many more. From the band: “We are chuffed to bits to have recorded another top 20 UK National charts album (Number 1 UK Independent Charts) and Number 8 in Germany and Switzerland amongst other charts. Thanks to all...Read More »
  • DEATH ON FIRE STREAM ENTIRE NEW ALBUM

    DEATH ON FIRE STREAM ENTIRE NEW ALBUM

    Melodic death metal band DEATH ON FIRE have teamed up with Indy Metal Vault to stream the entirety of their new album Witch Hunter. The album is set to be released this Friday. Band founder Tim Kenefic commented “This album is a long time coming. Melodic and brutal with quick progressive changes and a decidedly unique aggressive sound. Buy it, listen to it, love it” Listen to the album here: http://www.indymetalvault.com/2018/01/31/album-stream-death-on-fire-witch-hunter/ Pre-order the album here: https://deathonfire.bandcamp.com/Read More »