New Releases

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ALCATRAZZ – Parole Denied Tokyo 2017

Artist: Alcatrazz Album: Parole Denied Tokyo 2017 Genre: Classic Metal Label: Frontiers Music Srl. Release Date: December 7, 2018 As part of the Graham Bonnet Band's 2017 "The Book" tour in Japan, a three night special engagement and reunion of Alcatrazz was presented much to the de light of the Japanese hard rock faithful. Founding Alcatrazz members, Graham Bonnet (vocals), Jimmy Waldo (keyboards) and Gary Shea (bass), reunited after 33 years for a unique series of shows in Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo, Japan in March 2017. For the special occasion, the band was rounded out by Mark Benquechea (drums) and Conrado Pesinato (guitars), both from the Graham Bonnet Band. In addition to this unique farewell performance caputred on audio and video, Alcatrazz raided the archives and added some unreleased bonus tracks taken from the original sessions recorded in 1985, including one song, “Emotion” with a young Steve Vai on guitar. Alcatrazz was...

Devil’s Hand ft. Slamer – Freeman

Artist: Devil's Hand ft. Slamer - Freeman Album: Devil's Hand ft. Slamer - Freeman Genre: Melodic Metal Label:Frontiers Music Srl. Release Date: December 7, 2018 Devil’s Hand is an excellent new project featuring the amazing talents of two outstanding musicians: famed producer/guitarist/songwriter Mike Slamer and the equally amazing singer Andrew Freeman of Last In Line. Mike Slamer has been the guy behind some of the most amazing melodic hard rock releases of the past 20 years. The list includes, but is not limited to, Steelhouse Lane, Seventh Key, Slamer, and Terry Brock, and we can’t forget his work in the 80’s with Streets (featuring Kansas singer Steve Walsh) and the 70’s with City Boy. The quality of his songwriting and production work is unsurpassed in the business and the records he produced and was involved in stand the test of time! A true musician’s musician. Andrew Freeman is one of...

Emigrate – A Million Miles

Artist: Emigrate Album: A Million Miles Genre: Industrial Rock / Rock Label: Spinefarm Records Release Date: November 30, 2018 Track Listing: 01 - War 4:34 02 - 1234 - feat. Ben 3:23 03 - A Million Degrees 4:02 04 - Lead You On feat Margaux Bossieux 4:11 05 - You Are So Beautiful 4:10 06 - Hide and Seek 2:50 07 - We Are Together 6:00 08 - Let's Go feat. Till Lindemann 4:11 09 - I'm Not Afraid 4:35 10 - Spitfire 2:32 11 - Eyes Fade Away 4:52 Band Members: Richard Z. Kruspe (Rammstein)   IF THERE’S a description that, personally and professionally, fits Richard Z. Kruspe like a Savile Row suit, ‘fired up’ would be it… As a member of Rammstein, the music world’s most explosive live act, Kruspe has been part of a ground-breaking global success story that continues to build and to ignite; along the way, he’s turned...

Venom – Storm The Gates

Artist: Venom Album: Storm The Gates Genre: Metal / Black Metal Label: Spinefarm Records Release Date: December 14, 2018 Track Listing: 01-Bring Out Your Dead 3:21 02-Notorious 4:16 03-I Dark Lord 4:41 04-100 Miles To Hell 4:48 05-Dark Night (Of The Soul) 4:48 06-Beaten To A Pulp 3:14 07-Destroyer 4:18 08-The Mighty Have Fallen 3:15 09-Over My Dead Body 5:07 10-Suffering Dictates 3:10 11-We The Loud 3:55 12-Immortal 4:31 13-Storm The Gate 3:47 Band Members: Cronos, Rage and Dante

Bonfire – Legends

Artist: Bonfire Album: Legends Genre: Classic Metal Label: AFM Records Release Date: October 19, 2018 German hard'n'heavy legends BONFIRE proudly present a covers albumextraordinaire: "Legends" pays tribute to numerous legendary artists of the rock- and metal scene who all have toured (or will this Fall) with them. The personal connection can be felt throughout the entire double album (which consist of 32 songs, on 2 CDs, in total). No matter if BONFIRE give world hits such as Toto's "Africa" or "Eye Of The Tiger" (Survivor) their individual touch or even enter heavy metal territory (Grave Digger's "Rebellion") - it's perfectly executed and recognizable as BONFIRE versions right away. This covers double album (out October 19th) is the ultimate soundtrack for your next rock party! Listen to the first single "Africa" here. Track Listing: CD 1 01 Africa 02 Hold The Line 03 Rosanna 04 Man On The Silver Mountain 05 I Surrender 06 Stone Cold...

Whitesnake – Unzipped

Artist: Whitesnake Album: Unzipped (Super Deluxe Edition) Genre: Classic Metal Label: Rhino / Warner Release Date: October 19 This collection brings together unplugged and acoustic-based performances recorded over the past 20+ years, including rare and unreleased studio and live recordings, acoustic demos, concert videos, interviews and more. Track Listings Disc: 1 1. Love Is Blind (Remastered) 2. One Of These Days (Acoustic Version) 3. All The Time In The World 4. Wherever You May Go (Remastered) 5. Easier Said Than Done (Acoustic Version) 6. Fare Thee Well (Acoustic Version) 7. Summer Rain (Unzipped Version) 8. Forevermore (Unzipped Version) 9. 'Till The End Of Time (Remastered) 10. Wherever You May Go (Instrumental Strings Only) 11. Love Is Blind (Instrumental Strings Only) Disc: 2 1. Sailing Ships (Starkers Live In Tokyo, Japan, 7/5/1997) 2. Too Many Tears (Starkers Live In Tokyo, Japan, 7/5/1997) 3. The Deeper The Love (Starkers Live In Tokyo,...

Sirenia – Arcane Astral Aeons

Artist: Sirenia Album: Arcane Astral Aeons Genre: Metal Label: Napalm Records Release Date: October 26, 2018 Two years after Dim Days Of Dolor mastermind Morten Veland presents the ninth SIRENIA album: Arcane Astral Aeons once more reflects the Norwegian`s love for title alliterations and succeeds in infusing the darkest night with the brightest colors. Who could resist a symphonic, unbridled opener like "In Styx Embrace"? Singer Emmanuelle Zoldan`s ethereal mezzo-soprano voice connects all 11 varied and spirited compositions: the insanely melodic "Into The Night" impressively showcases her abilities and flows into the catchy "Love Like Cyanide" that`s not even afraid to employ a small handful of black metal trademarks. Danish producer legend Jacob Hansen managed to harmonize SIRENIA`s more soothing side with edgy metal sounds and delivers a perfectly balanced wild ride. The most compelling release so far courtesy of Morten Veland! Track Listing: 01 In Styx Embrace 6:00 02 Into...

Greta Van Fleet – Anthem Of The Peaceful Army

Artist: Greta Van Fleet Album: Anthem Of The Peaceful Army Genre: Rock Label: Republic Records Release Date: October 19, 2018 Track Listing: 01. Age Of Man 02. The Cold Wind 03. When The Curtain Falls 04. Watching Over 05. Lover, Leaver 06. You're The One 07. The New Day 08. Mountain Of The Sun 09. Brave New World 10. Anthem 11. Lover, Leaver (Taker, Believer)   Band Members: Josh Kiszka Jake Kiszka Sam Kiszka Danny Wagner

The Browning – Geist

Artist: The Browning Album: Geist Genre: Metal Label: Spinefarm Records Release Date: October 26, 2018   Track Listing: 01 Sick Minds 3:36 02 Beyond Stone 4:28 03 Final Breath 3:37 04 Everlost 3:13 05 Optophobia 3:08 06 Awaken the Omega 4:03 07 Hellblade 4:06 08 Carnage 3:04 09 Geist 3:46 10 Noctis 3:50 11 Amnesia 3:07 12 Skybreaker 4:16   Band Members: Jonny McBee - Vocals/Electronics Cody Stewart - Drums Brian Moore - Guitar Rick Lalicker - Bass

Disturbed – Evolution

Artist: Disturbed Album: Evolution (Deluxe Edition) Genre: Nu Metal / Metal Label: Reprise Records Release Date: October 19, 2019 Track Listing: 01. Are You Ready 02.No More 03. A Reason to Fight 04. In Another Time 05. Stronger on Your Own 06. Hold On to Memories 07. Saviour of Nothing 08. Watch You Burn 09. The Best Ones Lie 10. Already Gone 11. The Sound of Silence (Live) 12. This Venom 13. Are You Ready (Sam de Jong Remix) 14. Uninvited Guest   Band Members: David Draiman – lead vocals Dan Donegan – guitars, programming, keyboards, backing vocals John Moyer – bass, backing vocals Mike Wengren – drums, percussion, backing vocals

Hardcore Superstar – You Can’t Kill My Rock N’ Roll

Artist: Hardcore Superstar Album: You Can't Kill My Rock N' Roll Genre: Hard Rock Label: Sony / Gain Music Release Date: September 21, 2018 Track Listing: 01. AD/HD 02. Electric Rider 03. My Sanctuary 04. Hit Me Where It Hurts 05. You Can't Kill My Rock 'n Roll 06. The Others 07. Have Mercy on Me 08. Never Cared for Snobbery 09. Baboon 10. Bring the House Down 11. Medicine Man 12. Goodbye Band Members: Jocke Berg - vocals Vic Zino - guitar Martin Sandvik - bass Adde Andreasson - drums You Can’t Kill My Rock ‘N Roll is the 11th album from Gothenburg’s HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, consisting of 12 ear splitting anthems that drive home the fact that Rock isn’t dead, it is in fact alive and well and thriving in Sweden. Recorded throughout 2017 and early 2018 at the beautiful Österlyckan (Wooden Hybrid) Studios near Gothenburg, the album was...

Seventh Wonder – Tiara

Hailing from Sweden, progressive metal greats Seventh Wonder are thrilled to be releasing their long in the making fifth studio album “Tiara”, their first batch of new material since “The Great Escape,” originally released in 2010. Having previously released via Frontiers the live album and long-form video, “Welcome to Atlanta” (recorded at the ProgPower Festival in 2014), the band is now ready to “unleash the beast”! Says bassist Andreas Blomqvist, “It has been many years in the making, but it is finally done and we couldn’t be happier with it. Tiara is everything you have come to expect from Seventh Wonder, but I also hope there are some new flavors in there to keep it interesting. We really didn’t think too much about what sound we were going for, nor did we have to force it, it all came natural, albeit slow this time around…We are super proud of this album and we are so much looking...

City of Thieves – Beast Reality

Since making their live debut at Camden Rocks Festival in May 2015, the buzz has been spreading about City Of Thieves – no frills, no messin' around, no gimmicks – it is heavy rock in it’s purest form and will send you straight to the front of the stage with no nonsense sledgehammer riffs, hooks and melodies. Working with acclaimed artist and producer Toby Jepson (Wayward Sons, Little Angels, The Answer), City Of Thieves frontman/bassist Jamie Lailey knew at an early stage the band wanted to take rock by the scruff of its neck and give it a good shake. "We knew what we wanted to do, we'd been devouring the songwriting and if we were inclined, we could have released a ton of material out of the gate. Toby took what we had and refined it. I'm glad we sat back and digested things with him, it was a...

Nazareth – Tattooed On My Brain

It is difficult to sum up in few words the history and influence in the history of rock music that an act like Nazareth has had. Celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year, the release of their brand new album, “Tattooed On My Brain” is their 24th full-length studio release. It is also the beginning of a new chapter a sit is the first one to feature new vocalist Carl Sentance (ex-Persian Risk, Don Airey). In 2014, original singer Dan McCafferty had to leave the band for health reasons and with his blessing, Sentance is now fronting the legendary band who are rejuvenated and back with a stunning new album that has all the ingredients that make this band so great in the first place. The current line-up of the band consists of Jimmy Murrison (longest serving guitarist in the band’s history), Lee Agnew (drummer since Darrel Sweet’s death in 1999), Pete Agnew...

Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel – Patina

Artist: Jake E. Lee's Red Dragon Cartel Album: Patina Genre: Hard Rock Label: Frontiers Music Srl. Release Date: November 9, 2018 Track Listing: 01. Speedbag 02. Havana 03. Crooked Man 04. The Luxury Of Breathing 05. Bitter 06. Chasing Ghosts 07. A Painted Heart 08. Punchclown (bonus track) 09. My Beautiful Mess 10. Ink & Water Band Members: Jake E. Lee-Guitars Darren James Smith-Vocals Anthony Esposito-Bass Phil Varone-Drums

Conan – Existential Void Guardian

Artist: Conan Album: Existential Void Guardian  Genre: Metal Label: Napalm Records Release Date: September 14, 2018   Track Listing: 01 - Prosper On The Path 5:23 02 - Eye To Eye To Eye 5:15 03 - Paincantation 0:54 04 - Amidst The Infinite 6:53 05 - Volt Thrower 3:07 06 - Vexxagon 6:43 07 - Eternal Silent Legend 6:54 08 - Total Conquest (live) 6:39 09 - Satsumo (live) 5:46 10 - Foehammer (live) 4:57 11 - Hawk As Weapon (live) 5:30   Band Members: Jon Davis - vocals, guitar Chris Fielding - bass Johnny King - drums

Dream Child – Until Death Do We Meet Again

Artist: Dream Child  Album: Until Death Do We Meet Again Genre: Hard Rock / Metal Label: Frontiers Music Srl. Release Date: September 14, 2018   Track Listing: 01 Under The Wire 5:43 02 You Can't Take Me Down 7:21 03 Games Of Shadows 5:59 04 It Is What It Is 4:25 05 Playing With Fire 4:22 06 Light Of The Dark 5:05 07 Midnight Song 4:25 08 Until Death Do We Meet Again 7:49 09 Washed Upon The Shore 6:43 10 In A World So Cold 4:28 11 Weird World 5:45 12 One Step Beyond The Grave 8:53   Band Members: Craig Goldy: Guitars (ex-Dio, Giuffria) Wayne Findlay: Guitars and Keyboards (ex- MSG) Simon Wright: Drums (ex-AC/DC, Dio, Operation: Mindcrime) Rudy Sarzo: Bass (ex-Quiet Riot, Ozzy, Whitesnake, Dio) Diego Valdez: Vocals (Helker)

Uriah Heep – Living The Dream

Artist: Uriah Heep Album: Living The Dream Genre: Rock Label: Frontiers Music Srl. Release Date: September 14, 2018 Track Listing: Grazed By Heaven Living The Dream Take Away My Soul Knocking At My Door Rocks In The Road Waters Flowin’ It’s All Been Said Goodbye To Innocence Falling Under Your Spell Dreams Of Yesteryear Take Away My Soul (Alternate Version) Bonus Track (Deluxe Edition Only)   Band Members: Mick Box: Guitar, Vocals Phil Lanzon: Keyboards, Vocals Bernie Shaw: Lead Vocals Russell Gilbrook: Drums, Vocals Dave Rimmer: Bass, Vocals

Grave Digger – The Living Dead

Artist: Grave Digger Album: The Living Dead Genre: Metal Label: Napalm Records Release Date: September 14, 2018 Track Listing: 01 Fear Of The Living Dead 5:31 02 Blade Of The Immortal 4:07 03 When Death Passes By 3:52 04 Shadow Of The Warrior 4:33 05 The Power Of Metal 3:52 06 Hymn Of The Damned 5:30 07 What War Left Behind 3:30 08 Fist In Your Face 3:24 09 Insane Pain 3:05 10 Zombie Dance 3:46 11 Glory Or Grave (Bonus Track) 4:21 Band Members: Chris Boltendahl – Vocals Axel Ritt – Guitar Jens Becker – Bass Stefan Arnold – Drums Marcus Kniep - Keyboards

Alice In Chains – Rainer Fog

Artist: Alice In Chains Album: Rainer Fog Genre: Alternative / Grunge Label: BMG Rights Management (US) LLC Release Date: August 24, 2018   Track Listing: 01. The One You Know 02. Rainier Fog 03. Red Giant 04. Fly 05. Drone 06. Deaf Ears Blind Eyes 07. Maybe 08. So Far Under 09. Never Fade 10. All I Am   Band Members: Jerry Cantrell Sean Kinney Mike Inez William DuVall

Beyond The Black – Heart Of The Hurricane

Artist: Beyond The Black Album: Heart Of The Hurricane  Genre: Metal Label: Napalm Records Release Date: August 31st, 2018 Track Listing: Hysteria 4:37 Heart Of The Hurricane 3:39 Through The Mirror 3:34 Million Lightyears 4:42 Song For The Godless 5:09 Escape From The Earth 3:08 Beneath A Blackened Sky 5:07 Fairytale Of Doom 4:43 My God Is Dead 5:01 Dear Death 4:09 Scream For Me 4:04 Freedom 3:44 Breeze 3:51 Echo From The Past 5:31 Parade 3:41   Beyond The Black: Jennifer Haben (Vocals) Stefan Herkenhoff (Bass) Chris Hermsdörfer (Guit./Backings) Tobias Lodes (Guit./Backings) Jonas Roßner (Keyboards/Backings) Kai Tschierschky (Drums)

Halestorm- Vicious

Artist: Halestorm Album: Vicious Genre: Hard Rock Label: Atlantic Records Release Date: July 27, 2018 https://youtu.be/Lr8hDEQoXcU Track Listing: 01, Black Vultures 02. Skulls 03. Uncomfortable 04. Buzz 05. Do Not Disturb 06. Conflicted 07. Killing Ourselves To Live 08. Heart Of Novocaine 09. Painkiller 10. White Dress 11. Vicious 12. The Silence   Band Members: Lzzy Hale - Vocals, Guitar Arejay - Drums Josh Storm - Bass, Vocals Joe Storm - Guitar, Vocals

Primal Fear – Apocalypse

Artist: Primal Fear Album: Apocalypse Genre: Metal Label: Frontiers Music Srl. Release Date: August 10, 2018 Track Listing: Apocalypse New Rise The Ritual King Of Madness Blood, Sweat, & Fear Supernova Hail To The Fear Hounds Of Justice The Beast Eye Of The Storm Cannonball Fight Against Evil (Bonus Track – Deluxe Version) Into The Fire (Bonus Track – Deluxe Version) My War Is Over (Bonus Track – Deluxe Version)   Band Members: Ralf Scheepers – Lead Vocals Tom Naumann – Guitars Alex Beyrodt – Guitars Magnus Karlsson – Guitars & Keyboards Francesco Jovino – Drums Mat Sinner – Bass & Vocals

DevilDriver – Outlaws ’til The End, Vol. 1

Artist: DevilDriver Album: Outlaws 'til The End, Vol. 1 Genre: Metal Label: Napalm Records Release Date: July 6, 2018 Track Listing: 01. Country Heroes 02. Whiskey River 03. Outlaw Man 04. Ghost Riders in the Sky 05. I'm the Only Hell Mama Ever Raised 06. If Drinkin' Don't Kill Me 07. The Man Comes Around 08. A Thousand Miles From Nowhere 09. Copperhead Road 10. Dad's Gonna Kill Me 11. A Country Boy Can Survive 12. The Ride Band Members: - Dez Fafara - Vocals - Mike Spreitzer - Guitar - Neal Tiemann - Guitar - Diego Ibarra - Bass - Austin D'Amond - Drums

GIOELI-CASTRONOVO: Set the World on Fire

Artist: GIOELI-CASTRONOVO Album: Set the World on Fire Genre: Hard Rock Label: Frontiers Music Srl. Release Date: July 13, 2018 Johnny Gioeli and Deen Castronovo first played together on the debut Hardline album, “Double Eclipse, which was released in 1992. 25 years later, the two were reunited in Italy to commence work on the debut Gioeli-Castronovo album, “Set The World On Fire”. Both men have continued on their musical paths since they last saw one another, with Gioeli continuing to lead Hardline, while Castronovo spent time with Ozzy Osbourne and had an extended tour of duty with the legendary Journey. Castronovo is currently active with The Dead Daisies and Revolution Saints in addition to Gioeli-Castronovo. Gioeli’s vocal talents combined with Deen’s superb drumming abilities (and whom is also a fine vocalist in his own right) has made for a stunning album that is driving a driving hard rock record, while also chock...

Refuge – Solitary Men

Artist: Refuge Album: Solitary Men Genre: Metal Label: Frontiers Music Srl. Release Date: June 8, 2018 Track Listing: Summer's Winter The Man In The Ivory Tower Bleeding From Inside From The Ashes Living On The Edge Of Time We Owe A Life To Death Mind Over Matter Let Me Go Hell Freeze Over Waterfalls Another Kind Of Madness (Bonus Track) Band Members: Peavy Wagner –bass & vocals Manni Schmidt - guitars Christos Efthimiadis - drums Peavy Wagner, Manni Schmidt & Christos Efthimiadis released five critically acclaimed albums as one of the most successful line0ups of the German metal band RAGE and have now reunited under the name REFUGE to carry on the sonic assault they started back in ’87. After 1994, the three musicians moved on to work in different bands and continued to follow their musical paths with Peavy continuing on with Rage, Manni going to Grave Digger, and Christos off...

Amanda Somerville‘s TRILLIUM – Tectonic

Artist: Amanda Somerville‘s TRILLIUM Album: Tectonic Genre: Metal Label: Frontiers Music Srl. Release Date: June 8, 2018 Track Listing: Time To Shine Stand Up Full Speed Ahead Hit Me Fighting Fate Nocturna Fatal Mistake Shards Cliché Freak Show Eternal Spring Band Members: All vocals by Amanda Somerville, All guitars & bass by Sander Gommans, except Track 3: bass by Mark Burnash, 2nd guitar solo by Paul Owsinski Keys by Erik van Ittersum, Drums by Andre Borgman Amanda Somerville is an American singer-songwriter well known for her collaborations with various high profile European metal bands like Avantasia, Epica, Kamelot, and After Forever, to name a few. And let’s not forget her amazing musical partnership with Helloween vocalist Michael Kiske under the Kiske/Somerville banner. With a vocal range from tenor to soprano and a stylistically diverse singing ability, Amanda’s voice is well suited for multiple styles, but TRILLIUM is firmly in the metal genre....

Sunstorm – Road To Hell

Artist: Sunstorm Album: Road To Hell Genre: Hard Rock Label: Frontiers Music Srl. Release Date: June 8, 2018 Track Listing: Only The Good Will Survive The Road To Hell On The Edge Blind The Sky My Eyes On You Future To Come Everywhere Resurrection Calling State Of The Heart Still Fighting Band Members: Joe Lynn Turner: Lead vocals Nik Mazzucconi: Bass guitar Simone Mularoni: Lead Guitar Alessandro Del Vecchio: Keyboards Edo Sala: Drums Any hardcore fan of hard rock will certainly be no stranger to the story of Joe Lynn Turner’s career. From his early days with Fandango to his successful stints fronting Rainbow, Deep Purple, and Yngwie Malmsteen and through his heralded solo career, the New Jersey-born singer has had his vocal talents on display for decades now. Years ago, Turner got in touch with Frontiers’President Serafino Peruginoand after discussions between the two, the idea of unearthing some classic melodic rock...

Frank Hannon – From One Place to Another, Vol. 2

Artist: Frank Hannon Album: From One Place to Another, Vol. 2 Genre: Rock Label: RedHawk Records / Hannon Music, Inc. Release Date: May 18, 2018 Track Listing: 1. Hush (ft. Randy Hansen) 2. Lord of the Thighs (ft. Graham Whitford) 3. You Can’t Always Get What You Want (ft. Duane Betts) 4. Tell Me Something Good 5. Kiss From A Rose 6. Sing Child (ft. Roger Fisher) 7. I Can See Clearly Now (ft. Jeff Sandoval & Mike Araiza) 8. Spanish Castle Magic (ft. Randy Hansen) 9. I Can Help 10. Sweet Leaf (ft. Jared James Nichols) Band Members: Frank Hannon and featuring: Randy Hansen Graham Whitford Duane Betts Roger Fisher Jeff Sandoval Mike Araiza Jared James Nichols   Franks Take On His New Album: Volume 2 from my series of "From One Place To Another” albums is definitely a step up for me as an artist. I chose to sing some of my...

Bullet For My Valentine – Gravity

Finding themselves five albums in and long established as one of the biggest British metal acts in music history, Bullet For My Valentine have been busy rewriting their own future – finding new ways to invent intelligent noise and remaining unshackled by the legacy that comes with being masters of the trade. After initially forming as Jeff Killed John in 1998, eventually securing a five-album major label deal, their 2005 debut The Poison and 2008 follow-up Scream Aim Fire would provided an injection of what heavy music was very much lacking at the time. Consecutive full-lengths Fever, Temper Temper and Venom would cement their stature as modern masters, selling millions of albums worldwide and being crowned Best British Band at the Kerrang! Awards three years in a row – where they’ve also been awarded for Best Single, Best Live Band and Best British Newcomer. It’s not just the press and fans that...

Amorphis – Queen Of Time

Shortly after recording their last album »Under The Red Cloud«, the Finns realized one thing: they would also record their next album with Jens Bogren, a true brother in spirit. “We knew that if we continue to work with him, we can excel ourselves.” And they did. Together with perfectionist Bogren at Fascination Street Studios, who is at least by now the legitimate seventh AMORPHIS member, the band managed to create an album (just in three months) that surpasses all expectations. Artist: Amorphis Album: Queen Of Time Genre: Metal Label: Nuclear Blast Records Release Date: May 18, 2018 Track Listing: 1 - The Bee 5:30 2 - Message In The Amber 6:44 3 - Daughter Of Hate 6:20 4 - The Golden Elk 6:22 5 - Wrong Direction 5:09 6 - Heart Of The Giant 6:32 7 - We Accursed 4:59 8 - Grain Of Sand 4:44 9 - Amongst Stars 4:50 10 - Pyres...

Overkill – Live in Overhausen

Three and a half decades later and New Jersey thrash masters OVERKILL remain steadfast in their ability to char your soul and thoroughly ravage your ears. With 19 full length studio albums and with their last live album being released in 2002, the guys return with their latest energy filled recording: »Live In Overhausen«! For over 36 years, OVERKILL has dominated and with the coinciding 30 year anniversary of »Feel The Fire« and the 25th birthday of »Horrorscope« the time to play and record both albums live, seemed inevitable. Although the anniversaries were certainly a catalyst that brought this album to light, there were several reasons this release needed to be special. First off, it needed to be bigger, it needed to be stronger, it needed to be more than just one full album’s worth of live songs so they thought, “why not two?” For the first choice, their 1985 debut album »Feel The Fire« seemed an obvious choice, being the virgin voyage...

Nervosa – Downfall Of Mankind

Brazilian all-female thrash commando unit Nervosa is synonymous with raw aggression and untamed power – a massive punch right in the face both live and immortalized on two records so far! For their third album Downfall of Mankind, the trio joined forces with producer Martin Furia who previously worked with Destruction, Flotsam & Jetsam and Evil Invaders and also toured with Nervosa as a sound engineer. The result perfectly captures the live energy and the old school character that defines the band without neglecting the strengths of a modern, compact soundscape. Riff-fests like ‘Vultures‘ and ‘Kill the silence‘ grab the listener by the throat and succeed with straight-ahead stomp and economical arrangements – it comes as no surprise genre legends such as João Gordo (Ratos de Porão), Rodrigo Oliveira (Korzus) and Michael Gilbert (Flotsam & Jetsam) were thrilled to be studio guests! A highly focused killing machine that will give the thrashing competition a run for its money. Artist: Nervosa Album: Downfall...

LONDON BASED HELLFIRE CLUB – ‘What you see if what you get…

LONDON BASED HELLFIRE CLUB 'What you see if what you get and you got what you deserved' new album out May 25th 2018,  Dixxi has been around and played with many bands in the local Gothenburg rock scene. After a few years touring the States he teamed up with guitarist BA Vii Noe and they moved to Gothenburg. Dark and frustrated, mad and insane, they formed London Based Hellfire Club. Conceived in 2013 then came to fruition in 2018 with the album, "What you see is what you get and you got what you deserve." Artist: LONDON BASED HELLFIRE CLUB Album: 'What you see if what you get and you got what you deserved' Genre: Industrial Rock Label: Sony /Gain Records Release Date: May 25, 2018   Track Listing: 1. Bad Luck 2. Fuck The World 3. Hate-hall my heroine 4. Sick (66) 5. Fang gang bang 6. Tearing me apart 7. Zombie town 8. God...

Alien Weaponry – Tū

The trio shocks and surprises audiences on a number of levels. ALIEN WEAPONRY's songwriting is complex, developed and highly political. Their live performance energy is startling, with just two fifteen-year olds commanding the front of stage as effectively as four- and five-piece bands three times their age. But perhaps most surprising of all, many of their songs are in New Zealand’s native language, Te Reo Māori. In fact, guitarist/lead singer Lewis de Jong (15) and his brother, drummer Henry (17), are of Ngati Pikiāo and Ngati Raukawa descent – they call themselves ‘Stealth Māori.’ They attended a full immersion kura kaupapa Māori (Māori language school) until they were seven years old, where singing waiata and performing haka were a daily routine. Also ingrained in their early learning were stories of New Zealand history from a Māori perspective. In September 2017, they won the prestigious „APRA Maioha award" for their song ‘Raupatu’...

Midnattsol – The Aftermath

The name „Espenæs“ rightfully makes a lot of people swoon: Liv Kristine and her sister Carmen Elise were a vital part of a magnitude of gothic / symphonic / folk metal milestones – but so far a supergroup involving both sisters sharing microphone duties was only the stuff only dreams were made of. December 14, 2017 gave fans the ultimate pre-Christmas surprise – Midnattsol added a  second vocalist, Liv Kristine. Their fourth album The Aftermath profits massively from the addition of another voice; the fragile track ‘Vem can segla‘ oozes pure magic and depth, whereas the reendition of the traditional Swedish ballad ‘Herr Mannelig‘ revels in somber glory and folkloristic air. Especially in comparison to its predecessor The Metamorphosis Melody (2011), The Aftermath relies much more heavily on folk influences lending atmospheric density to the melancholic symphonic metal compositions. A sumptuous and sensual affair and a shimmering highlight in the discography of this German / Norwegian team!  ...

Supercharger – Real Machine

Time to fire up SUPERCHARGER once again. Time to start the REAL MACHINE. It’s been a long time but SUPERCHARGER is here to stay and with the release of their 4th studio album, the band will soon be roaring from European stages, doing what their fans love about them: Delivering great shows with an unstoppable, pounding energy and a disarming charm. REAL MACHINE was created entirely at Sound Matters Cph. with bass player Karsten Dines Johansen as main producer. The songs were written while they were recorded. First takes are no rare events on this album and therefore the album offers a closer look into the SUPERCHARGER core machinery. The 10 songs are recognizable as SUPERCHARGER work. This because they stay true to their roots with heavy riffs, mean beats and steel guitars along with their signature elements of blues harp and keys. But – maybe for the first time – it demonstrates the versatility...

Doomsday Outlaw – Hard Times

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.   Doomsday Outlaw vocalist Phil Poole says: "Not wanting to sound clichéd, but we're so excited to be sharing our new album with the world. We've given everything to create something we are really proud of and having the opportunity to share it is really what's it's all about. Whether you buy the record, just listen to it, or come and see us live, getting feedback from fans is amazing and is a feeling that never gets old. This is a big year for us and we can't wait to get cracking."   Drummer John Willis adds: "Phil is our ace in the...

Orange Goblin – The Wolf Bites Back

“This is the sound of a band that have been together for over 20 years. It’s the sound of a band that don’t give a fuck about modern day trends and what the ‘cool’ kids are listening to. It’s the sound of Orange Goblin digging really deep into our well of inspiration.” In a world gone mad, there are few certainties to cling to. But one thing remains forever unwavering and true: Orange fucking Goblin. Diehard exponents of the noble art of heavy metal since 1995, the London-based quartet have spent the last two decades steadily but surely establishing themselves as one of the UK’s most loved and respected bands. Emerging from the stoner rock explosion of the mid ‘90s, the band led the way for that scene on British shores, kicking off with classic debut album Frequencies From Planet Tenin 1997 and continuing with a steady stream of critically acclaimed...

Witchsorrow – Hexenhammer

The calling of doom metal is not for those who seek an easy path to glory. For those drawn to its flame, it is the awakening of Black Sabbath’s dark spirit through the music that is its own rich reward. And for those elites who truly walk the path of doom, it is a journey without end, a pilgrimage that eventually becomes part of the traveller’s very bones and being. For Hampshire doom metal maniacs Witchsorrow, it has become a life’s work. Formed by frontman Necroskull and bassist Emily Witch over a decade ago (later completed by drummer Wilbrahammer), and with a mission to celebrate the traditions of doom as practiced by such puritans as Black Sabbath, Cathedral, Saint Vitus, Trouble and Candlemass, across three albums their hymns to the void have earned them a place among the genre’s elite. Obsessed with doom, proudly upholding the heavy metal roots of...

Sevendust – All I See Is War

Artist: Sevendust Album: All I See Is War Genre: Metal Label: Rise Records Release Date: May 11, 2018 Track Listing: 01. Dirty 02. God Bites His Tongue 03. Medicated 04. Unforgiven 05. Sickness 06. Cheers 07. Risen 08. Moments 09. Not Original 10. Descend 11. Life Deceives You 12. The Truth   Band Members: Lajon Witherspoon (lead vocals) Clint Lowery (guitar, vocals) Morgan Rose (drums, vocals) John Connolly (guitar, vocals) Vince Hornsby (bass)

Shinedown – Attention Attention

Artist: Shinedown Album: Attention Attention Genre: Modern Rock Label: Atlantic Records Release Date: May 4, 2018 Track Listing: 01. The Entrance 02. Devil 03. Black Soul 04. Attention Attention 05. Kill Your Conscience 06. Pyro 07. Monsters 08. Darkside 09. Creatures 10. Evolve 11. GET UP 12. special 13. The Human Radio 14. Brilliant   Band Members: Brent Smith Barry Kerch Zach Myers Eric Bass

Anthrax – Kings Among Scotland

Artist: Anthrax Album: Kings Among Scotland Genre: Metal Label: Megaforce Release Date: April 27, 2018 Track Listing: 01. A.I.R. (Live) 02. Madhouse (Live) 03. Evil Twin (Live) 04. Medusa (Live) 05. Blood Eagle Wings (Live) 06. Fight 'Em 'Til You Can't (Live) 07. Be All, End All (Live) 08. Breathing Lightning (Live) 09. Among the Living (Live) 10. Caught in a Mosh (Live) 11. One World (Live) 12. I Am the Law (Live) 13. A Skeleton in the Closet (Live) 14. Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.) (Live) 15. A.D.I./Horror of It All (Live) 16. Indians (Live) 17. Imitation of Life (Live) 18. Antisocial (Live)     Band Members: Joey Belladonna: Vocals Scott Ian: Guitar Jon Donais: Guitar Frank Bello: Bass Charlie Benante: Drums

Jizzy Pearl – All You Need Is Soul

Artist: Jizzy Pearl Album: All You Need Is Soul Genre: Hard Rock Label: Frontiers Music Srl. Release Date: May 11, 2018 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’. “In my opinion this is the best record I’ve done since ‘Blackout in the Red Room.’, says Jizzy. “It captures all the energy and power of that album with great songs, high energy vocals, big drums courtesy of Dave Moreno (Puddle of Mudd) and amazing guitars from Love/Hate guitarist Darren Housholder.” From the opening vocals of blistering first song ‘You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone’ to the effortlessly cool album closer ‘Mr Jimmy’, Jizzy’s new record is brimming with fresh new music that’s easily recognizable whilst contemporary in its delivery. Listen closer and you’ll discover the hard-rocking groove of ‘High For An Eye’, the funk rock...

Melvins – Pinkus Abortion Technician

Today the Melvins announced Pinkus Abortion Technician their next album, which will feature both Steven McDonald and Jeff Pinkus on bass simultaneously! The album is scheduled to be released on April 20th via Ipecac Recordings. "With our upcoming release, we double your bass player with Steven McDonald and Jeff Pinkus holding down the bottom," explains Dale Crover. "It's an experiment in the low end of the aural spectrum where we asked ourselves, 'Would it work?' 'Could it work??' 'Should it work???' The answers were yes, yes and YES!" "We've never had two bass players," adds Buzz Osborne. "We've had two drummers and two guitar players, so it makes total sense to now have two bass players. We'll be taking this two-prong bass attack on the road as well which should prove to be interesting. 'Pinkus Abortion Technician' is a radically great record and was a stone groove to record. We...

Pennywise – Never Gonna Die

Artist: Pennywise Album: Never Gonna Die Genre: Punk / Hardcore Label: Epitaph Records Release Date: April 20, 2018 Track Listing: 01. Never Gonna Die 02. American Lies 03. Keep Moving On 04. Live While You Can 05. We Set Fire 06. She Said 07. Can't Be Ignored 08. Goodbye Bad Times 09. A Little Hope 10. Won't Give Up The Fight 11. Can't Save You Now 12. All The Ways U Can Die 13. Listen 14. Something New Band Members: Jim Lindberg - vocals Fletcher Dragge - guitars Randy Bradbury - bass Byron McMackin - drums

Breaking Benjamin – Ember

BREAKING BENJAMIN have released their highly-anticipated sixth studio album, EMBER. The self-produced EMBER has already spun off a #1 rock radio track, “Red Cold River,” and is the follow-up to BREAKING BENJAMIN’s 2015 #1 album, Dark Before Dawn. Additionally, BREAKING BENJAMIN have partnered with Prevent Child Abuse America donating $0.25 from each ticket sold to their summer co-headline tour with Five Finger Death Punch to the organization. As April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, founder/frontman Ben Burnley had this to say about their choice in partnering with this organization: “I have always had a soft spot for children, especially being a father myself. We do a lot of work with St. Jude Children’s Hospital and love helping there where we can. Since April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we wanted to do something to bring awareness to that as well as encourage others to do their part in helping...

Dokken – Return to The East Live 2016

Dokken - Return to The East Live 2016: At this point, Dokken simply needs no introduction. The band cemented their status as one of the legendary hard rock/heavy metal archetypes of the ‘80s rock scene with numerous successful albums and tours, evergreen songs and music videos and a lore that will live on forever. The tumultuous relationship between band members is well documented and need not be repeated here, but what does need to be made known is that in 2016, the classic original line-up of Don Dokken, George Lynch, Jeff Pilson, and Mick Brown reunited to play the world famous Loud Park Festival in Japan. Fortunately for fans outside of Japan, cameras were there to capture the performance and now Frontiers is set to issue “Return To The East Live 2016” on CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, Box Set and Vinyl! Already a special release, the inclusion of a BRAND NEW STUDIO...

Leather – II

Leather - II: LEATHER, the solo band of CHASTAIN singer Leather Leone, will release its new album, "II", on April 13 in the U.S. through Divebomb Records and in Europe through High Roller Records. In 2013 "Surrender To No One" marked the return of original vocalist Leather Leone. Long considered one of the originators of the female power metal vocal style. In 2016 Leather resurfaced with a new band from Brazil. The band includes Vinnie Tex and Daemon Ross on guitars. Thiago Velasquez on bass and Braulio Drumond on drums. After successful tours in South America and Europe, Leather and the band realized their combined inspiration and they wrote and recorded new material. Leather quotes “I'm extremely excited to be back in game we look forward to our new journey together.” In 1984, she was connected to metal guitar virtuoso David T. Chastain, who was known at the time for...

Gus G. – Fearless

Gus G. - Fearless: Highly acclaimed guitarist GUS G. is set to release his new album, titled “Fearless”, on April 20th. “Fearless” is the successor to 2015’s 'Brand New Revolution' and marks the Firewind mastermind’s first release since exiting Ozzy Osbourne’s band in 2017. On 'Fearless' Gus joins forces with vocalist/bassist Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69/Unisonic) and drummer Will Hunt (Evanescence, Black Label Society). “Dennis and I have collaborated very closely for a number years, he produced the current Firewind album Immortals, among other things. We’re on the same musical wavelength and simply continued our cooperation after the Firewind production,” Gus describes his relationship with the multitalented German-American. “I sent him demos of and ideas for my new songs and once we had enough material and started to think about vocalists, Dennis suggested recording the album as a trio. A lot of people don’t realise that Dennis is not only a brilliant songwriter, bassist and...

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