Latest News

Latest News

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...

MACHINE HEAD RELEASE 2-TRACK ‘CIVIL UNREST’ SINGLE

Bay Area metal icons MACHINE HEAD have released ‘Civil Unrest,’ a 2-song digital single, featuring A-side, ‘Stop The Bleeding’ and B-side, ‘Bulletproof’, with the former featuring additional guest vocals from KILLSWITCH ENGAGE frontman, Jesse Leach.  This pair of fierce protest anthems were both written days after the back-to-back murders of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery. They are not for the faint of heart. Stream or purchase the incendiary tracks here - https://nuclearblast.com/mh-civilunrest The gritty performance video was directed and edited by Mike Sloat, shot on location on the streets of Oakland, CA, with Jesse’s part filmed in Kingston, NY with David Brodsky.  Watch it here - https://youtu.be/pXiwr6OsYcM Vocalist / guitarist Robb Flynn shares the inspiration behind the release, "I wrote and sang the lyrics on Wednesday May 27th, 2020, the day that the four officers who murdered George Floyd...

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider to Release “For The Love of Metal Live” Album & DVD/Blu-Ray

Experience electrifying DEE SNIDER concert moments and more from your home! Legendary heavy metal frontman, actor and radio personality DEE SNIDER recently announced the July 31, 2020 release of For The Love Of Metal Live, a larger than life live album and DVD/Blu-Ray set available via Napalm Records. Music lovers around the world are craving the return of live concert experiences, and For The Love Of Metal Live is just the thing to keep live music where it belongs – with the fans! Combined behind-the-scenes footage, various detailed interview clips, insightful personal commentary and electrifying live performances make this release an entertaining experience that every heavy metal fan needs in their collection. Today, DEE SNIDER has revealed a new live video cut from For The Love Of Metal Live – featuring his energetic performance of "I Am The Hurricane"! The...

Gabriel and the Apocalypse Premiere Video For “Electro-Mechanical”

Hailing from the colorful and music inspired streets of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Gabriel and the Apocalypse return with their new music video, "Electro-Mechanical." The song comes from the album Alpha Bionic, which was released last spring via Pavement Entertainment. ELECTRO-MECHANICAL Frontwoman Lindy Gabriel says, "Fans of Gabriel and the Apocalypse know us as a thought provoking band that pushes boundaries and puts a spot light on issues of the world, such as our last video ('Beds Are Burning'). With 'Electro-Mechanical' I felt it was time to show our sexy party side. A video we could have fun with, invite a bunch of our friends, and have what we call a GATA dance party." All songs from Alpha Bionic are available to stream now on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon. For more information, visit: gabrielandtheapocalypse.com.

LORD OF THE LOST Releases Single & Official Video For “A Splintered Mind”

LORD OF THE LOST Releases Single & Official Video For “A Splintered Mind” Watch HERE! New Ensemble Album, Swan Songs III, Out On August 7 Pre-Order NOW! Could you still love me with a splintered mind? LORD OF THE LOST's new classical ensemble album Swan Songs III proclaims its mission statement almost immediately. A surprising piano intro and Chris Harms' dark and distinctive voice quickly gives way to "A Splintered Mind”, subsequently unfolding with the rich sounds of a full ensemble. The second single is lyrically driven by a torn apart and desperate protagonist in search of recognition and love. This theme is showcased in the songwriting, instrumentalization and general atmosphere of the song, which has been released today in conjunction with an official music video. The video, recorded at the Friedrich Ebert Halle in LORD OF THE...

Kings County Releases Music Video For Bleed These Tears

The badass rock band, Kings County, out of Orlando, FL. is back with a striking new video for their latest song, "Bleed These Tears" out June 12, 2020 that will blow you away. https://youtu.be/bUFJplhWr90 Kings County is Rob Dexter (Vocals, Bass), Steve Bell (Guitars, Vocals), Joe Lopez (Drums) and Bill Kania (Guitars, Vocals).Dexter states, "Originally slated to be a live performance and conceptual video, the band decided to change course due to the current health situation. The original artwork for the single was an actual old creepy doll and music video director Adam Arnali decided to take that image to the next level in our lyric video for "Bleed These Tears". Who doesn't love creepy dolls?""Bleed These Tears" single was produced by Grammy Award winning...

Modern Power Metal Band UNLEASH THE ARCHERS to Release New Full-Length Album, Abyss

The Celestial, Conceptual Follow-Up to 2017’s Apex Drops August 21, 2020 Pre-Order HERE Less than a year after the release of their covers EP Explorers, Canadian melodic power metal quartet UNLEASH THE ARCHERS are back with a brand new 10-track masterpiece in the form of their fifth full-length album, Abyss. Lifted by the urgent, breathtaking vocals of frontwoman Brittney Slayes, on Abyss, the band re-cements themselves as an unequalled, undeniable metallic force with their strongest album to date. Colossal, heart-stopping and heavy-as-hell while often exploring a noteworthy aura of addictive pop sensibility, Abyss further proves the indelible songwriting and technical talents of UNLEASH THE ARCHERS – not only reinforcing how high a modern band can soar within the atmosphere of power metal, but introducing an unbridled array of diverse sonic elements into the fold. Poised to make...

Q & A With Joey Factor From New Dilemma

New Dilemma is a modern rock band from Titusville, Florida that has been climbing the Orlando music scene since October of 2017. When the love for music brought some old friends, as well as fresh blood together, that's when a new adventure began. The journey for them is about connecting their music to people that relate, hoping they find solace in the songs. There are many stories to be told within this band, from terrible tragedies to soaring highs. The music is a true piece of them which is evident in the live performance, from driving guitar & drums to transparent lyrics that make you live it with them through the songs.   XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming...

RAGE Reveals New Line-Up and Releases New Single/Video!

Rage are back from the Corona crisis with a double bang: as had already been rumored behind the scenes, guitarist Marcos Rodriguez has left the band. To replace him, vocalist/bassist Peavy Wagner has welcomed two new stringsmen to the Rage fold. New addition Stefan Weber (ex-Axxis) was introduced to the public at the METAL HAMMER online show in early May, now the band has presented its second new member, Jean Bormann (formerly Angelic, Rage & Ruins). Alongside Peavy, drummer Vassilios “Lucky” Maniatopoulos continues to be part of the group’s permanent line-up. Peavy: “We’ve wanted for some time for Rage to be a quartet again, with two guitarists the way we operated back in the days of Black In Mind and End Of All Days. After...

Inter Arma Covers Nine Inch Nails Classic “March Of The Pigs”

Richmond's Inter Arma, reigning masters of the slow build, celebrate their past on Garbers Days Revisited, their new covers record, recorded in between tours in support of their critically acclaimed 2019 full length Sulphur English. https://youtu.be/9OYYLUJmC_g Garbers Days Revisited, named after the band's former practice space, was once again tracked at Dark Art Audio in Madison, TN. Inter Arma show off their wide array of influences, tackling covers by Nine Inch Nails, Prince, Cro-Mags, and more. Garbers Days Revisited sees Inter Arma redefining the very aspects of the music that inspired and influenced them from their very beginnings. Listen to (+ share) Inter Arma’s cover of Nine Inch Nails’ “March of the Pigs” on YouTube and on all streaming services here.  The band comments:  "Hi. We released our cover of Nine Inch Nails’ 'March of the Pigs' this past Tuesday, but...

GYPSY PISTOLEROS Release New Single ‘Una Para Todo Es Bandido

Gypsy Pistoleros, the Flamenco Glam Sleaze Rock n Roll pioneers, having signed a Worldwide record deal with Golden Robot Global Entertainment / RIOT Records, home to Rose Tattoo, L.A Guns, Kings X, Gilby Clarke,  etc. return with an August 28th release 'The Greatest Flamenco Sleaze Glam Band Ever!' – a Best of 18 track anthology album . The first single, a remixed/remastered version of 'Una para todo es Bandido!' is available to pre-order now! 'Una para todo es Bandido!' Remixed & remastered, the classic WET (Rubi) Grindhouse shoot em up Playstation /XBOX fans favourite tune from the video game!  encompasses what The Pistoleros are all about. One minute you could be sitting in Cabo sipping the most exquisite tequila the next you are downing pints in an...

Britny Fox lead singer, Tommy Paris Releases 2 CDs Of Unreleased Britny Fox Demos

Lets make no mistake about it – these 2 albums are not ‘New’ Britny Fox material.  This material is from 1990-1991 and were demos for what would become the Bite Down Hard album.  Tommy Paris, lead singer of the band wrote or co-wrote and demoed roughly 30 tracks for the Bite Down Hard Album.  Ten tracks were chosen and recorded for the Bite Down Hard album and the rest remained as demos – those are the tracks that you will find on Forbidden Fruits: The Bite Down Hard Demos Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.  There will probably never be any new Britny Fox material released to the dismay of long-time fans, so these 2 albums will be as close to anything else that the fans...

PHIL X & THE DRILLS release their new single ‘Right On The Money’

PHIL X & THE DRILLS release their new single 'Right On The Money', on now on Golden Robot Records. Watch Phil X talk about 'Right On The Money': https://youtu.be/jHeb_Gjz3dk Stream the audio video here: https://youtu.be/BPNmJXthuog https://youtu.be/BPNmJXthuog PHIL X needs no introduction, having been an integral full-time member of Bon Jovi since 2016, after also filling in for Richie Sambora on the 2011, 2013 and 2015 Bon Jovi tours. Now he is back with his band THE DRILLS and a new single ‘Right On The Money’ which will be released on June 8th, 2020. Phil  X  (guitar/lead vocals),  Daniel Spree  (bass/backing vocals) and  Brent Fitz  (drums/ backing vocals) went into the legendary  Capitol Studios  with  Chris Lord Alge  so Chris could do a  Mix  With The Masters  master class  on how to track a band.  'Right On The Money' was one of 3 songs recorded  that day.  With an uncertainty of...

Valkyrie (feat. Pete Adams, formerly of Baroness) To Release New Album “Fear”

Driven by brothers Jake and Pete Adams, VALKYRIE draws from pre-metal style to create a rich and earthy heavy rock sound. They formed in summer 2002 in Rockbridge County, Virginia as a three-piece consisting of vocalist/guitarist Jake Adams, bassist Eric Seaman, and drummer Luke Shafer. In 2004, Jake’s brother Pete has introduced on the second guitar and soon after, a five-song demo was recorded at a local college radio station. Shafer soon departed and was replaced by Mike Hoke on drums and a new demo, Sunlight Shines, and a split 7″ with VOG was recorded. Seaman and Hoke parted ways with the band at the end of 2004 and were replaced by bassist Nick Crabill and drummer Nic McInturff (Napking, Stifling). This line-up recorded the...

Michael Grant & The Assassins Releases “Anthem Of Us”

"Always The Villain" Out July 10, 2020 Who's ready for another Michael Grant & The Assassins track? Please enjoy 'Anthem Of Us' from the upcoming debut album "Always The Villain" (July 10th). Turn this track from the former EndeverafteR and L.A. GUNS member up LOUD and let us know how you like it... Listen to the song on YouTube: https://youtu.be/TRcPPIcaCmk https://youtu.be/TRcPPIcaCmk Hear singles and pre-order/save "Always The Villain" here: https://orcd.co/alwaysvillain ABOUT FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL Originally founded in Naples, Italy in 1996 by Serafino Perugino and his father Fernando as a distribution company, Frontiers has developed into one of the premiere independent rock labels in the world. Synonymous with quality music from across a broad spectrum of rock genres, the label has worked with multiple genre heavyweights and fan favorites. Aside from providing a...

LET US PREY UNVEILS LYRIC VIDEO FOR SONG FEAT. LATE ALL THAT REMAINS GUITARIST OLI HERBERT

DARK MELODIC POWER/THRASH GROUP'S DEBUT FULL-LENGTH, 'VIRTUES OF THE VICIOUS,' DUE JULY 24TH “Virtues of the Vicious,” the forthcoming full-length debut by the Boston-based dark, melodic power/thrash group LET US PREY, features guest guitar solos by a number of notable shredders, including Jon Donais (Anthrax, Shadows Fall), Metal Mike Chlasciak (Halford, Testament), Jimi Bell (Autograph, House of Lords) and the late Oli “The Wizard” Herbert (All That Remains). Herbert's contribution to the album – due July 24 via M-Theory Audio – appears on the track “The Saint of Killers,” which is now available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp and other digital platforms. A lyric video for the song – which Lopes says is based on the DC Comics series “Preacher” and films such...

Check Out The Video For “We’re An American Band” By The All Star Metal Band BPMD

“Absolutely f*cking brilliant! God bless the real music krankers of America! Godspeed!" -Ted Nugent “Supercharged versions of some all-time great (but not overplayed!) classic rock songs done by a killer band. I loved the originals of many of these tracks, and these versions bring a whole new edge and energy that make it fun to rock them once again.” - Eddie Trunk, iconic rock radio and TV personality ### The wait is almost over! BPMD – featuring heavy metal icons Bobby Blitz (Overkill) on vocals, drummer Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Sons of Apollo), bassist Mark Menghi (Metal Allegiance) and guitarist Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head) – are gearing up to release their debut full-length album of '70s rock covers, American Made, this Friday, June 12 via Napalm Records. Today, the...

Ministry Releases Playthrough Of “Alert Level” Fans Encouraged To Keep Submitting “How Concerned Are You?” Video Responses

Ministry Partners With GuitarWorld.com For Exclusive Playthrough Of New Song “Alert Level” Concluding The Band’s “Riff Of The Week” Series Fans Are Encouraged To Continue Submitting Video Responses To “Alert Level” Answering “How Concerned Are You?” Al Jourgensen Remains In #StudioQuarantine Working On 15th Studio Album For Nuclear Blast Records Ministry today unveils the complete playthrough for new track “Alert Level,” partnering with GuitarWorld.com for the video exclusive that features guitarist Cesar Soto running through the instrumentals of the provocative new track. See the video here: https://www.guitarworld.com/news/ministrys-cesar-soto-smashes-this-playthrough-of-industrial-thought-provoker-alert-level The “Alert Level” playthrough also marks the final installment in Ministry’s limited “Riff Of The Week” series—archived on the band’s official social media pages—that features Soto providing guitar guides to several fan favorites in the band’s catalog, from With Sympathy’s “Effigy” to “Hero” off Psalm 69 and more. “Alert Level” was released April 24 through Nuclear Blast Records and is the...

Static-X Reveals Fresh Album Art for ‘Project Regeneration Vol. 1’

Project Regeneration Vol. 1 Due Out July 10, 2020, Pre-Order NOW and Receive Immediate Downloads of "Hollow" and "All These Years"!! Platinum-selling International recording artists STATIC-X have revealed the updated art and full tracklisting for their hotly anticipated new album, Project Regeneration Vol. 1. Due out July 10th, Project Regeneration Vol. 1 can now be pre-ordered digitally on iTunes and Amazon, and fans will receive immediate downloads of both "Hollow" and "All These Years." Limited Edition marble vinyl, Physical CDs and digital copies can be pre-ordered online at https://lnk.to/projectregeneration with an immediate download of both tracks as well. PROJECT REGENERATION Volume 1 features 12 brand new STATIC-X tracks, containing many of the final vocal performances and musical compositions of Wayne Static along with the original Wisconsin...

Former Cold Sweat Vocalist Roy Cathey’s Band The Fifth Working On New EP

North Carolina hard rock outfit, THE FIFTH are currently hard at work on their new Ep, Ascension, which will see the light of day later this year through EXS Records and distributed both digitally and to retail outlets by The Orchard / Sony Music via Vanity Music Group. Produced by the band themselves and recorded by Andy Pow at Digital Wave Recording in Fayetteville, NC, Ascension is the quarter's first for EXS and features the following track listing: Shake Little Sister, Comin' to Get You, Home, Calm Before the Storm and Roll the Dice, with "Shake Little Sister" set to be the lead off single and video. Ascension is also the first studio effort from the band's new lineup, which includes lead vocalist Roy Cathey, Justin Womble (guitars), bassist Jake Tripp and Gary "Zeus" Smith (drums, percussion).

ALCATRAZZ release new single “LONDON 1666” ahead of their brand new full-length album, Born Innocent

ALCATRAZZ release new single “LONDON 1666” ahead of their brand new full-length album, Born Innocent,  set to be released via Silver Lining Music on July 31st; pre-orders now available at this location https://youtu.be/YTBjUHR2E_o Guitarist JOE STUMP comments, “HELL ON EARTH IS HERE! ‘London 1666’ is about the Great Fire of London which had a devastating effect on the lives of Londoners from all parts of society, with many losing their loved ones and 100,000 losing their homes. Eerily comparable to the destruction that COVID-19 is now inflicting across the world.” The hard-hitting, melodic heavy metal band ALCATRAZZ will once again throw down a studio gauntlet on July 31st with Born Innocent, their first studio venture since 1986’s Dangerous Games.  Alongside the unique vocal prowess and range of star frontman and founding member GRAHAM BONNET, Born Innocent also features fellow founding...

DORO Release New Single “Brickwall” From Upcoming Album!

After lots of great summer festival performances, DORO is now heading towards another world tour! First rocking Russia and the USA, the band will then be traveling back to Europe for gigs in Germany, the UK, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Luxemburg. Packed in her luggage is the brand new video for her new hit single "Freunde Für´s Leben" (Friends For Life). A song deeply loved by her fans and the only German song on her latest, very successful double studio album Forever Warriors - Forever United. The album charted higher than any other DORO album previously in Germany, also reaching the #1 spot in the Vinyl Charts as well as #4 in the official German Charts! Check out the video for "Freunde Für's Leben" here: https://youtu.be/kZ1e9AItu2w https://youtu.be/kZ1e9AItu2w DORO: "The fans love the song...

Cheap Trick Announces April 2021 UK Tour Dates

The immortal rock band Cheap Trick have posted new tour dates for the U.K. that start in 2021. Perhaps this is a good sign that concerts will start to reappear in other parts of the world including the U.S. in 2021. Cheap Trick found their greatest success in the 1980s, especially with the release of their "Lap Of Luxury album, where they scored their first number 1 hit with "The Flame" https://youtu.be/ictpmlXHufg     Current dates scheduled are: Fri, Apr 9, 2021 O2 Academy Bristol Bristol, United Kingdom Sat, Apr 10, 2021 Manchester Academy Manchester, United Kingdom Mon, Apr 12, 2021 O2 Academy Newcastle Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom Wed, Apr 14, 2021 KK's Steel Mill Wolverhampton, United Kingdom Thu, Apr 15, 2021 O2 Empire...

Destruction Unleashes Live Video For “Nailed to The Cross”

Today, the giants of German thrash metal DESTRUCTION release the second single, "Nailed To The Cross" from their live piece Born To Thrash - Live In Germany that will be physically released on July, 17th. This monument of the band's live history comes with a stunning music video. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/XeB4usY6lAY https://youtu.be/XeB4usY6lAY Singer and bass player Schmier on this song: “Nailed to the Cross” is one of the newer generation DESTRUCTION songs, that we could never take off our setlist. It became a fan favorite right away and is one of those songs that never get old, especially live. The crowd at the PARTYSAN festival that day gave us a great welcome – I hope you enjoy a bit of the festival atmosphere that we will all be missing this year!”...

Falconer launches new single, “Kings and Queens”

n June 26th, Sweden's Falconer will release their new album, From A Dying Ember, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of From A Dying Ember, the new single, "Kings and Queens", can be heard at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-jmWPa_Sis https://youtu.be/W-jmWPa_Sis Stream the first single, "Desert Dreams", now at: metalblade.com/falconer - where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats: - jewelcase-CD - ltd. digipak CD (incl. 3 bonus tracks - EU exclusive) - 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive) - turquoise green marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 200 copies) - orange white marbled vinyl (EU exclusive - limited to 100 copies) - light grey marbled vinyl (US exclusive - limited to 300 copies) Falconer was born out of the ashes of Mithotyn, who split-up in 1999. After disbanding, one of Mithotyn's founding members -...

New Book The Rise, Fall & Rebirth of Hair Metal Is Available Now

The spectacular story of ‘80s Hair Metal! What hidden mayhem truly lurked behind the curtain as outrageous bands such as Poison were having Nothing But a Good Time, only to find out later that Every Rose Has Its Thorn… An intoxicating chronicle detailing the sensational arc of one of the history’s most polarizing and successful musical genres—the ‘80s-born hard rock and heavy metal circus affectionately known as Hair Metal. Spotlighting bands such as Mötley Crüe, Bon Jovi, and many others, prepare for an electrifying journey of enormous highs, unspeakable lows, and the improbable comeback of one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most extraordinary and influential eras. Rising from the gutters of Los Angeles in the early ‘80s, an explosive new style of music was unrelentingly thrust upon...

Former Heavy Pettin Drummer Releases Video For New Band Burnt Out Wreck

Burnt Out Wreck release their lyric video for single 'This Is Hell', the title track from their album which is out now on Burnt Out Wreckords/Cherry Red. Gary Moat states: "Here’s our new video the title track from our second album This is Hell .... I wrote this before the pandemic and we all have our own Hell ... enjoy the madness. Thanks to Graham Gebbe for the live footage from Winterstorm 2019. We had a great time, also thanks to Mark Leary for creating such a brilliant lyric video at such short notice!" https://youtu.be/g6xo1rPZCqA 'This Is Hell' is the second album to be released by Burnt Out Wreck Quote from Gary Moat: "This is Hell, the title says it all. It’s a hard hitting, fast paced...

Anvil Will Perform At The First Canadian Metal Streaming Event On July 4, 2020 In Quebec City

Back in February, Canada’s Anvil released a new album “Legal At Last” celebrating the legalization of recreational cannabis use in the country. To support this album, the heavy metallers had a very thorough tour planned in the UK and Germany, with an assortment of other stops along the way. Unfortunately, like everyone else, COVID-19 stopped the tour in its tracks. Still looking to bring their new album and to fans around the world, they will be performing on the first Canadian heavy metal live stream put on by District 7 Production and L'Anti Bar & Spectacles on July 4th, 2020. The event organizers see this as a win-win situation for everyone. They go into more detail: “I was wondering how to make L'Anti Bar & Spectacles live again in the midst of...

Dark Rites To Release New Album Called “The Dark Hymns”

In The Dark Hymns., DARK RITES  shape their music with the highest proficiency in unrelenting-intensity phrasal-riff death metal that varies its texture and pauses inertia long enough to ram a militant and uncompromising aesthetic down the throats of their listeners. Rippling textures of chords thrust home like a battlefield execution form the raw skin from which this band twist phrases that contort, transform and rediscover their origins as they mutate over the course of a song.  DARK RITES transforms a handful of notes into a spindly arcology of ideas that clarify in a resolving riff. The gavel-beat of fuzz-blasted vocals pulses alongside a loping bass and rigidly sliding speeding guitar tremolo, forming a seething mass of impenetrable diatribe which alights above the head of a listener like...

Voivod To Release New EP The End Of Dormacy

CANADIANPROGRESSIVE SCI-FI METAL INNOVATORS VOIVOD REAWAKEN!   Collectible limited edition 3-track 12” Vinyl and Digital EP featuring a special “Metal Section” version of the title track “The End Of Dormancy” (Off the latest album “The Wake”) with added trumpets, saxophone and trombones.   B-Side bonus tracks: live versions of “The End Of Dormancy” and the classic “The Unknown Knows” recorded at Montreal Jazz Fest2019.    The only predictable thing about Canadian cosmic-metal warriors Voivod is that they will forever be unpredictable. On the warpath for more than 35 years, Voivod have pushed their sound relentlessly forward, constructing imaginative musical realms with each endeavor. They literally changed the face of thrash metal in the ‘80s, forged new prog-metal ground in the ‘90s, and kept up with...

ANTHRAX TO CELEBRATE THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF PERSISTENCE OF TIME WITH DELUXE CD and VINYL EDITIONS

On August 21, 2020, 30 years to the day after its initial launch, thrash/metal-masters Anthrax will celebrate with the release of the deluxe anniversary edition of their fifth studio album, the Gold-certified Persistence of Time, produced by Anthrax and Mark Dodson  (Megaforce).  Available exclusively on disc and vinyl, the CD package will include two CDs and one DVD, the vinyl edition offers four LPs, as well as revised cover art that reflects what had been the album's original visual concept.  Pre-orders can be placed HERE. As with Anthrax's previous anniversary deluxe editions, the band's Charlie Benante shepherded the one for Persistence of Time.  Disc One is comprised of the 11-track album, fully-remastered by Paul Logus (who mastered Anthrax's Worship Music and For All Kings. the Anthems EP, and the DVDs "Kings Among Scotland" and "Chile on...

OCEANS OF SLUMBER ANNOUNCE NEW SELF-TITLED ALBUM

  RELEASE FIRST SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO FOR "A RETURN TO THE EARTH BELOW"   PRE-ORDER STARTS TODAY! (Houston, Texas - June 5, 2020) - US prog-metal outfit OCEANS OF SLUMBER announce the release of their new and self-titled album out on September 4th via Century Media Records worldwide. To celebrate the announcement, the band have released "A Return To The Earth Below", the first single off the new record. Watch the video for "A Return To The Earth Below" HERE. "Within ourselves, just as within our societies, there are cycles that need to be broken. Cycles that hold us down, that tear us apart, that gives us anguish. Sometimes without warning these cracks surface and they trigger a cascade of emotional vulnerabilities, emotional turmoil, even hopelessness. But at...

SILVERTUNG DEBUT MUSIC VIDEO FOR “WORLD GONE MAD”

Silvertung released their music video for "World Gone Mad". It is the second music video to be released from their (But, At What Cost??!) album recently released through Thermal Entertainment. The music video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/twqelrrcGZI Speed Vincent notes “World Gone Mad” came to life in 2019. The song was written about coming together as one, instead of being separated. It wasn’t written nor intended to be about the current situation we are living-in with the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the circumstance we are dealing with now, we wanted to create a positive video with our fans to show our unity and support. Now more than we could have imagined, the song reflects how the world is changing. We’re in this together, regardless of the circumstances, and need to come together as one.  Stream or download...

Introducing The Lonely Ones (Featuring Members Of Bobaflex)

Introducing Columbus, Ohio hard rock band THE LONELY ONES! Formed in the summer of 2019, The Lonely Ones are a four piece vocal-oriented hard rock band with an ear for melody and a taste for success. No strangers to the hardships of the music industry, The Lonely Ones know what they want and know how to get it. The first singles "Eternal Sadness" and "The Lonely One" debuted in March of 2020. The Lonely Ones - "Eternal Sadness" can be seen here: https://youtu.be/lVQPIIH3kJ8   The Lonely Ones - "The Lonely One" can be seen here: https://youtu.be/TIsrlNEZ3_Y   The Lonely Ones Tour Dates: July 18 - Pataskala, Ohio Desert Knights Annual Summer Bash October 15 - Mishawaka, IN - Smokestack Brew October 16 - Janesville, WI...

MUSHROOMHEAD Releases Cinematic Post-Apocalyptic Music Video for New Track “The Heresy”

Eighth Full-Length Album, A Wonderful Life, Out June 19 via Napalm Records | Pre-Order HERE Foster the future and nurture the land Stitches and sutures, divisions in sand Mass evacuations, Sanctions for land It’s time we stand for something Walking hand and hand Top-charting heavy rock/metal machine MUSHROOMHEAD recently made their prodigious return with the announcement of their upcoming full-length oeuvre, A Wonderful Life – the eighth release of their benchmark career – scheduled for release on June 19, 2020 via Napalm Records. A Wonderful Life clocks in at a whopping 70+ minutes with its four bonus tracks – leaving a total of 17 stellar compositions in its wake for fans to devour. Today – after impacting at Active Rock radio with the first of those compositions to be released, the single "Seen It All", and...

IN FLAMES ANNOUNCE 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF BREAKOUT RECORD“CLAYMAN”

Sweden’s influential and long revered heavy metal giants IN FLAMES are celebrating two major milestones in 2020 with their 30th anniversary as a band, and 20th anniversary of their seminal, critically acclaimed album, Clayman. In honor of this monumental occasion, Nuclear Blast Records presents a special 20th Anniversary Edition of Clayman, to be released on August 28th. Now available for pre-order here. Today, the band releases the lyric video for the first single, "Clayman (Re-Recorded)" here: https://youtu.be/pY-KFWxB_00 Front man, Anders Fridén says of the 20th Anniversary Edition: "This record changed our career in a number of ways. Being the 20th anniversary this year, we had to do something massive for the fans. Going back into the studio to re-record some of the original tracks took us right back in time to when we first recorded them. Every detail of the new...

SINE Releases Her New Music Video “Desolate District” feat Chris Connelly (Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Pigface)

Alternative electronic act SINE releases their first video single of the year from their forthcoming album, Mantis, with the track Desolate District. The song is highlighted by a compelling vocal and lyrical contribution from Chris Connelly (ex-Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Pigface), marking one of Connelly’s first appearances since announcing his departure from the previous 2020 Ministry tour. The song was written in December of 2019, before the pandemic drastically changed our lives. Chris’ lyrical content and song title seemed to predict our future, which makes this song so relevant to the current times. Wrought with a heavy, mid-tempo synthetic pulse and foreboding seductiveness, Desolate District marks a distinct and impressive advancement in SINE’s high-fashion/dark aesthetic approach. https://youtu.be/NW-xHJoUm50 Rona Rougeheart, founder and principal songwriter of SINE, musical creativity is on high alert here and Connelly’s...

Madame Mayhem Releases New Single “Breaking Down”

MADAME MAYHEM released her new single "BREAKING DOWN"! "Breaking Down," is the follow up to 2019's "Broken." Madame Mayhem enlisted the help of Keith Wallen (Breaking Benjamin), and Billy Sheehan with Jason "J Bomb" Harrison on drums to create her vision. Madame Mayhem co wrote "Breaking Down" with Brian Vodinh (10 Years) and it was Produced by Grammy Nominated Producer Johnny K (Disturbed, 3 Doors Down, Staind, Megadeth). https://youtu.be/hzFybHD4iuU Those who yearn for the electric catharsis of loud guitars, driving rhythms, hypnotic hooks, and the strength of shared experience have a new muse in Madame Mayhem. The Manhattan born singer/songwriter and burgeoning rock icon-in-the-making has weaponized the darkness, turning it into a rallying cry for all who were ever cast aside. Songs are equal parts timeless sentiment, bare knuckle fury, and energized urgency. Madame Mayhem’s songs rival the best of Modern Rock, early ‘90s emotive-grunge,...

Metal Guitarist Andy Susemihl (U.D.O. , Sinner, David Reece) To Release “Burning Man” EP

Andy Susemihl has been one of the best guitarists in Germany for over 30 years. In addition to his participation on legendary rock albums by U.D.O., Sinner and as most recently David Reece, he also works very successfully as a solo artist.  The brand new 7-track EP "Burning Man" will be released on June 12th, 2020 via SM Noise Records / Feiyr as a harbinger of his 6th solo album in autumn. https://youtu.be/GsCZ9Sx0Wm0 For this he invited spectacular guests - the title track Burning Man alone included two top-class players, Peter Baltes on bass (Accept) and Vinnie Vincent drummer Andre Labelle.   More about Andy: https://andysusemihl.com https://www.facebook.com/andy.susemihl

Sorcerer releases video clips for entire new album, ‘Lamenting of the Innocent’

Last week, Sorcerer digitally released their third full-length, Lamenting of the Innocent, via Metal Blade Records worldwide (the album is physically available in the USA now, with a new June 5th physical street date in Europe). For a preview of Lamenting of the Innocent, video clips for each song (directed by Daniel Wahlström - Heavy Groove Media) can be viewed at: 1. Persecution (intro) - n/a 2. The Hammer of Witches - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp7IfOa_2Zc 3. Lamenting of the Innocent - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoA9-85l7-w 4. Age of the Damned - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-_xQWg6xKQ 5. Where Spirits Die - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbAlUWj3ZuI 6. Deliverance - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3QfoRH3XUw - featuring guest vocals by Johan Langquist of Candlemass! 7. Institoris - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRvxuDHi4AU 8. Condemned - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmIqdhRTFR4 9. Dance with the Devil - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDOsaEIkRzU 10. Path To Perdition - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mpt5yMRd3L8 Stream and purchase Lamenting of the Innocent now at: https://metalblade.com/sorcerer/ - where the record is available in...

KAMELOT To Release New Live Album + DVD/BluRay, I Am The 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, consists of twenty-one songs that will tug on your heartstrings, make you want to bang your head and give you a taste of KAMELOT’s grandness live on stage with more than 100 minutes of live music and multiple exclusive extras, including backstage interviews of all guests, bandmembers and fans. Today, KAMELOT have released the live video of their performance of “Sacrimony (Angel of Afterlife)” – featuring Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy) and Elize Ryd (Amaranthe) – taken from the Silverthorn album (2012), which marked...

DUKES OF THE ORIENT ANNOUNCE SOPHOMORE ALBUM

"FREAKSHOW' TO BE RELEASED AUGUST 7, 2020 NEW SINGLE + VIDEO, 'THE MONITORS' OUT NOW Dukes of the Orient, which features John Payne and Erik Norlander, will finally release their eagerly anticipated second album, “Freakshow” on August 7, 2020. “Freakshow" is the second album from Dukes of the Orient, the international AOR band with a Mid-Atlantic Prog accent, following their impressive self-titled debut that successfully launched the group in 2018. The first taste of music from the album comes in the form of the single and video, 'The Monitors'. See it here: https://youtu.be/ktqQnBDfOTE https://youtu.be/ktqQnBDfOTE Stream 'The Monitors' and pre-order/save "Freakshow" here: https://orcd.co/freakshow John Payne says, "Working on the second Dukes of the Orient album has been a very cathartic experience. The addition of Alex Garcia, guitar, and Frank Klepacki, drums, was a very positive move for...

THE MERCY KILLS release their video for new single ‘Alone’

Melbourne's THE MERCY KILLS release their newly remastered single 'Alone' on 1st June, out on Golden Robot Records. https://youtu.be/6AJzQ5vqhGk Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, THE MERCY KILLS are back, with the release of their newly remastered single, 'Alone', out June 1st. A re-worked version of a band and live crowd favourite, the track is taken from their debut album Happy To Kill You (2013) and has been remastered and re-released as a single for those reaching out digitally in COVID-19 isolation. The message is simple, “You can’t make it alone!” LISTEN NOW: Stream/buy 'Alone' HERE ABOUT THE MERCY KILLS Mix two parts dirty rock with two parts sleaze punk and you get a four shot cocktail called THE MERCY KILLS featuring Mark E (Vox/Guitar), Jen X Costello (Bass/Vox), Nathalie Gellé (Guitar/Vox) and Josh Black (Drums). Their tastes in music, the desire to write...

L.A. Guns Phil Lewis To Live Stream Live Concert For Monsters Of Rock Cruise June 6th

Catch Phil on the MORC stage for a special acoustic performance on June 6th!! LIVE on the Monsters Of Rock Cruise Facebook page! 2pm pacific / 5pm eastern!! http://facebook.com/monstersofrockcruise.com Monsters Of Rock Cruise States: Our first doubleheader of the season!! RocknRoll season that is! Anthony Corder of @toratoraband leads it off from Cincinnati and Phil Lewis of @laguns sitting clean up from Los Angeles !! Join us this Saturday, June 6th!!

SHOTGUN MISTRESS release new single & video for ‘Save Me From Myself

SHOTGUN MISTRESS release new single & video for 'Save Me From Myself', out now on Crusader Records. Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/mzbeQV_D_ik ‘Save Me From Myself’ is the blistering new track from Melbourne’s SHOTGUN MISTRESS. Following on from their debut ‘No Friend Of Mine’, the latest release captures all the raw uncompromising energy of the band’s live shows and merges it into a powerful contemporary hard rock sonic spectacle, replete with hypersonic riffs, hooks and pounding grooves. LISTEN: Stream/buy 'Save Me From Myself' HERE SHOTGUN MISTRESS’s latest is an exuberant taste of their forthcoming album due for release late in 2020. ‘Save Me From Myself’ might be a fiery, all guns blazing aural assault but it’s reflective; it has a heart aching for self-control and a soul yearning for redemption. Visceral and...

THE AGONIST Drops New Music Video For “In Vertigo”

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. Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, The Agonist chose to connect with their fans in a unique way – teaming up to create their brand new music video for the song “In Vertigo.”  Watch the video HERE. https://youtu.be/TgFk_BNaPzg Guitarist Danny Marino explains how the idea for the video came about:  “After sitting at home, toughing out this quarantine, the band started discussing how we can interact with our fans in different ways. We had this idea to ask our fans to send us footage of themselves rocking out to our song “In Vertigo”. We asked them to not be shy and be creative with their...

TRAUMA WORKING ON NEW ALBUM, EYE FALL EUROPEAN TOUR WITH ROSS THE BOSS AND BURNING WITCHES

Late 2020 will prove to be a busy time for first wave thrash metallists Trauma, as they will release their fourth full-length release overall, as well as touring throughout Europe on a bill also featuring Ross the Boss and Burning Witches. Comprised of members Donny Hillier - lead vocals, Kris Gustofson - drums, Greg Christian - bass guitar, Joe Fraulob - guitars and Steve Robello - guitars, Trauma looks to build on the buzz created by their last album, 2018’s ‘As the World Dies.’ “Trauma is currently considering what the album should be called,” explains Kris. “Usually for us we have to think about a theme/scope of the recorded songs and what it represents for the time now. Hopefully we will have something soon that...

SYMPHONIC METAL GROUP GRAVESHADOW RETURNS WITH NEW SONG “GWYNNBLEIDD”

The symphonic/gothic metal band GRAVESHADOW have released a new single, “Gwynnbleidd,” the Sacramento, California-based act’s first new music in two years. The track – which is now available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp and other digital platforms – marks the recording debut of the group’s new vocalist, Rachl Quinn, as well as new bassist Luci Rae.  You can view a streaming audio player on YouTube - https://youtu.be/XrorDG70g3Q or find direct links at www.smarturl.com/Graveshadow According to guitarist Aaron Robitsch, “’Gwynnbleidd” was inspired by the popular Netflix fantasy drama ‘The Witcher.’ I initially wrote the music for the project that Will (Walker, guitars) and I were going to form when GRAVESHADOW seemed like it was over,” he explains. “When Rachl was recruited, we felt that the song had...

Motley Crue, Def Leppard And Poison Summer Stadium Tour Officially Postponed Until 2021

The news that everyone has dreaded to hear....The Summer Stadium Tour, featuring Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts has officially been postponed until 2021 over COVID-19 coronavirus concerns. The following update on the stadium summer tour of Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Poison and Joan Jett has been posted via Def Leppard's Official site: We wanted to continue to communicate with our fans and update you with valid information as it becomes available. The official decision has been made to move all 2020 North American Stadium Tour dates into the summer of 2021. The new stadium dates are being rescheduled, your tickets will be honored for all postponed shows and refund policy information will be made available shortly. Stay tuned, be...

Learn How To Play Iconic Riffs With Phil X Of Bon Jovi And Richie Faulkner Of Judas Priest

GIBSON TV’s new series titled “RIFF LORDS” is a thoroughly epic and unique series which gives viewers the opportunity to learn their favorite riffs directly from the iconic artists who wrote them. Up close and personal, “RIFF LORDS” is a “how to” series that offers a once-in-a-lifetime guitar lesson. All GIBSON TV original shows are streamed for free on Gibson.com (HERE); subscribe to GIBSON TV on YouTube and be notified when new episodes become available (HERE). Watch and share the latest episodes of “RIFF LORDS” on GIBSON TV here: PHIL X (Bon Jovi, Phil X & the Drills) Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ouyIwd8uWo Phil X with his Gibson Custom Shop 1964 SG Standard Reissue w/ Maestro Vibrola. In this episode of “Riff Lords,” guitarist Phil X breaks down how to play some of the most iconic Bon Jovi riffs as well as riffs from his band Phil X and The Drills. Phil X is a prolific session...

MOONSPELL to Re-Release Definitive Album The Butterfly Effect

Recorded at London's Trident Studios in 1999, MOONSPELL's fourth album, The Butterfly Effect, saw the band follow more experimental paths after their impactful beginnings in gothic metal. Influenced by industrial elements of the nineties, this full-length release from the Portuguese pioneers captivates with down-tuned guitars, an electronic veil of ghostly synths and the concept of the scientific chaos theory, proclaiming that even the smallest events in life can lead to tremendous consequences. While the ominously calm "Can't Bee" hypnotizes with electronic trip hop elements, Fernando Ribeiro's distinctive vocals rise into a storm of aggression in the chorus of dark metal anthems such as "Lustmord" and "Angelizer", and transform this definitive album into a dynamic mix of different genres. With The Butterfly Effect, MOONSPELL delivered some of the most courageous and exploratory songs of their career....

New Breed Of Hair Metal Band, Bloody Heels Releases Video For “Ignite The Sky”

Bloody Heels have released another single & video, 'Ignite The Sky'! People seemed to really enjoy the first single & video, 'Criminal Masterminds' (273K+ views and counting), so hopefully you dig this one too! Highly recommended for fans of Slave To The Grind-era Skid Row, Crashdïet, Crazy Lixx, Reckless Love, Mötley at their heaviest, and the like. New album, "Ignite The Sky" out July 10, 2020. https://youtu.be/XEaOZut45f8 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 Waters' - Dagnis Rozins For More Info Visit: https://www.facebook.com/bloodyheelsband/ https://www.instagram.com/bloodyheelsband/

Listen And Watch The New Video For Twisted Road By Hard Rockers Asphalt Valentine

ASPHALT VALENTINE and HighVolMusic are pleased to release the new video for the track 'Twisted Road'. The video is the second from the album of the same title and was directed and produced by Matt Bryant of Music Cinematic. https://youtu.be/R-RYD3nsEOw 'Twisted Road' was released on February 28th through the HighVolMusic label and is the third release from the band. Says the band: “This album is some of best material we've written and recorded to date. We feel that this body of work is incredible and hope that the public agrees." ASPHALT VALENTINE are currently rescheduling dates due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Check www.asphaltvalentine.com for more info.

Listen To The New Lamb Of God Single “Routes” Featuring Chuck Billy From Testament

LAMB OF GOD has released “Routes,” the fourth single from their June 19 self-titled Epic Records release, featuring a guest appearance from Testament vocalist Chuck Billy. https://youtu.be/nYZLs0Wg2so A visualizer for the track is available now at http://lamb-of-god.com. Fans can pre-order Lamb of God, including a new alternate CD cover version signed by all five band members, now at the band’s official webstore: http://shop.lamb-of-god.com. “Routes” was lyrically inspired by vocalist D. Randall Blythe’s time alongside native peoples at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota during the No DAPL movement. This protest, which began with just a few Native women and children camping at the site in protest of the pipeline being built so near to their water supply on unceded treaty land, quickly grew to an encampment of thousands and received global attention....

Listen To The New Single “Candidate For Heartbreak” By The Black Star Riders

In this unusual 2020, Black Star Riders are back with a new single "Candidate For Heartbreak," set for release on May 29th, via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The single is accompanied by a lyric video, available here: https://youtu.be/ti8M-Fd-bjM https://youtu.be/ti8M-Fd-bjM 2020 shaped up to be a very different year to what we all expected. COVID-19 took us by surprise forced us to pause, rethink our way of life and observe an unprecedented scenario unraveling on the world’s stage.  In this new “hibernated” society, the music industry showed its resilience: managing to keep itself alive, it created a sense of togetherness and an even stronger community, through brave songs, never afraid to bring the uncomfortable truths to the table. "Candidate For Heartbreak" is Black Star Riders’ contribution to the worldwide...

Listen To The New Single “Religiousuicide” By Thrash Masters Onslaught

UK-based thrashers ONSLAUGHT have unleashed the first single and lyric video, “Religiousuicide,” from the upcoming Generation Antichrist album, due out August 7 via AFM Records. “Me and the guys are so fucking psyched to finally get ‘Religiousuicide’ out into the public domain,” says guitarist Nige Rockett. “It’s one of the most intense, hate-filled songs that ONSLAUGHT has ever written and it’s definitely one for the pit!” https://youtu.be/jcUrQGZB_yw With the video - available now at https://youtu.be/jcUrQGZB_yw - featuring imagery as intense as the music and lyrics, “Religiousuicide” makes clear the band’s stance on organized religion and is certain to raise more than a few eyebrows. Synonymous with the brilliance and endurance of today’s thrash metal movement, ONSLAUGHT is ready to set the world on fire once again with one of the most...

Watch And Listen To The New Video For ‘STEP INTO THE LIGHT’ From Dokken’s Upcoming Release Of THE LOST SONGS: 1978-1981

It wasn’t always multi-platinum sales and stadium gigs for Dokken.  There was a first-phase and there were early days, and it is those bold first steps to stardom which are celebrated comprehensively on Dokken’s The Lost Songs: 1978-1981 album, out on August 28th 2020 through Silver Lining Music. https://youtu.be/JDoUcakRC7k Featuring spectacular sleeve art by renowned US artist Tokyo Hiro (Motörhead, Motley Crüe), 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 endeavour 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...

Former KREATOR bassist joins VENOM INC/MASSACRE members in punk band FORE

Christian “Speesy” Giesler (KREATOR bassist 1994-2019) has teamed with Florida duo Jeramie Kling (VENOM INC, MASSACRE, THE ABSENCE) and Taylor Nordberg (MASSACRE, THE ABSENCE) in the punk outfit, FORE. The lineup is rounded out by vocalist/lyricist Brian Stephenson (OLD JAMES, SKULL FIST).   FORE have released two songs, “What’s Right For You”, and “Today We Rise (No Tomorrow)” which can be streamed/purchased on the band’s Bandcamp page.   On the formation of the group, guitarist Nordberg said: “Jeramie and I both love that late 80s/early 90s punk like BAD RELIGION, PENNYWISE, THE OFFSPRING, NOFX, so we decided it was time for us to make a punk band.  We had already worked with Speesy and Brian in our “One Song In One Day” quarantine series, so we knew they were talented, pro, and easy to work with.”   Speesy added “So excited about a new band! Taylor asked me if...

DARK SARAH releases single, “All Ears!“, from upcoming album “Grim”

DARK SARAH continue the storyline of Orbs, Mörk and mystical, rabbit-headed people with their second single, “All Ears!”, of off their upcoming album, Grim, to be released on July 17, 2020 via Napalm Records. The marching rhythm of the horror-esque intro rises to an all-encompassing theme that coalesces with Heidi’s blandishing vocals and the frightening story of Grim. The official music video (directed by Markus Nieminen) and the energetic soundscapes draw its listener deeper into DARK SARAH’s magical horror fantasy world, while the story behind “All Ears!” is perfectly visualized: The protagonist Luna casts a compelling spell over the citizens of Grim. As mighty as no one could have imagined, she rises, forming an army marching against their conjoint enemy – Mörk. Heidi Parviainen states: "”All Ears!” is a call to unite all the people who think there...