Testament – “Titans Of Creation”

Testament – “Titans Of Creation” (Nuclear Blast) Returning in what must be their best line up ever, Testament prove that while others may be flagging or retiring, this band is even stronger than before!!! “Titans Of Creation” truly lives up to its name in being heavier, faster and with some of the best musicianship this band has ever put out before. Hardly a surprise when you consider that joining core members Eric Peterson, Chuck Billy and Alex Skolnick are veteran legends in their own right, Steve Di Giorgio (Iced Earth, Obituary, Death, Sadus, Autopsy, Sebastian Bach, Charred Walls Of The… Continue reading

Bonfire – “Fistful Of Fire”

Bonfire – “Fistful Of Fire” (AFM Records) ‘…I’ve been kicked in the teeth a thousand times during my career and I often went down, but I’ve always picked myself up again…’. Truer words could not have been spoken by Bonfire’s founder guitarist Hans Ziller in reflecting upon his latest album, which is definitely one of Bonfire’s toughest releases – ever! Fired up by their recent tour with Judas Priest, Ziller set himself to composing songs to combine more heaviness with great melodies matching the winning style of his band, honed over 35 years. Aptly titled, the 11 tracks (plus 3… Continue reading

Dynazty – “The Dark Delight”

Dynazty – “The Dark Delight” (AFM Records) Wow, if you were as impressed as I was with 2018’s “Firesign” album, which Dynazty themselves touted as being their best release ever at the time, then get ready for “The Dark Delight”, as it not only continues the blazing trail of this band – but actually surpasses it! Yes, truly, cos if it’s those hugely catchy but epic Scandinavian guitar melodies, ABBA inspired harmonies and not forgetting Nils Molin’s deeply soul stirring vocals that you crave, then the 12 tracks on “The Dark Delight” do just that while backed by a matching… Continue reading

Dopelord – “Sign Of The Devil”

Dopelord – “Sign Of The Devil” (Green Plague Records) Gotta admit, this is the first time I’ve heard of this Polish satanic stoner doom band and come to think about it, a Polish stoner doom scene to begin with – let alone a heathenistic one! Still, it must be there judging by the split releases Dopelord have done with Weedpecker, Spaceslug, Belzebong and Major Kong, not forgetting their own 3 prior full length albums. Formed in 2010 in the historical and culturally rich city of Lublin, and reflected in the high standard of musicianship and composing of the band, Dopelord’s… Continue reading

Death: Non Analog On Stage Series – MONTREAL 06-22-1995

Relapse Records is proud to present Death: Non Analog – On Stage Series. At a moment when the world has been forced to push pause on live music, Relapse Records and the DEATH estate have pulled together to launch a series of previously unreleased, career-spanning live concerts that touch upon all eras and lineups of the legendary band. We at Relapse sincerely hope to see you all at a concert, festival, or a stage sooner than later. Until then, the label will release a new DEATH concert every other week across all digital platforms throughout the coming months to tide us all over. The first of… Continue reading

KANSAS – The Absence Of Presence

Kansas, America’s legendary progressive rock band, will release their highly anticipated new studio album “The Absence of Presence” on June 26, 2020. The band gave fans a sneak preview of what they can expect to hear on the album with this sampler video “We are really excited for our fans to be able to get a taste of what is to come from ‘The Absence of Presence,’” says KANSAS lead vocalist Ronnie Platt. “I think people will really be surprised by the album. ‘The Absence of Presence’ shows the band firing on all cylinders.” “The Absence of Presence” follows-up 2016’s “The Prelude Implicit,”… Continue reading

Lamb of God – Mark Morton Shares Details Of ‘Lamb of God’ Album Artwork

Powerhouse groove metallers LAMB OF GOD are set to release their new self-titled album on May 8th. In a trailer released today, guitarist Mark Morton discusses the album artwork and it’s meaning. Find out more, here The new album is the band’s first release in five years and the first to feature new drummer Art Cruz. Pre-order Lamb Of God on a variety of formats, here: nblast.de/LOG-LambOfGod A true collaboration between all members of the band, LAMB OF GOD’s eighth studio album is an amalgam of each individual’s contributions, blended to create a singular style. Guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler fuel the album with a mountain of riffs, taking what LAMB OF GOD are… Continue reading

EKTOMORF – Live Streaming Concert on April 5th, 2020 – 07:00 PM CEST

On Sunday, April 5th, 07:00 PM CEST, Hungarian groove/thrash metal icons EKTOMORF strike back with an exclusive streaming concert, live on Facebook. Over the course of the past twenty-six years and uncountable worldwide live shows, EKTOMORF have established themselves to a powerful position in the metal scene – due to the current health situation, the time is just right to transfer their energetic performance to the web. As a part of the #napalmsofaseries, this is the perfect event for every fan of earthshaking grooves paired with thrilling guitar riffs and Zolis incredibly dynamic voice! Zoltán “Zoli” Farkas states: „We are very proud to be part… Continue reading

Igorrr – “Downgrade Desert”

Last week (March 27th), Igorrr released their new full-length, Spirituality And Distortion, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of the record, a video for the album track, “Downgrade Desert” (produced by Fabian Lüscher & Dynamic Frame GmbH), can be viewed at THIS LOCATION Igorrr’s Gautier Serre comments: “I’m happy and proud to finally be able to share with you that piece of music which is ‘Spirituality and Distortion’, that has been in the making for a way more time than you may think. I hope you’ll receive this album as the soundtrack of the apocalypse, as it seems to be it. We shared… Continue reading

Dying Fetus – The Milkboy Session

Brutal death metal overlords DYING FETUS have unveiled a mini-doc about the band’s songwriting and recording processes. Filmed at MilkBoy Studios in Philadelphia, PA in 2017 upon the release of Wrong One To Fuck With, the band chronicled the re-recording of their classic track “One Shot, One Kill” with Swedish Producer/Engineer Mattias Nillson. The video, featuring interviews, a new “One Shot, One Kill” performance, and behind-the-scenes footage is available . Regarding the re-recording of “One Shot, One Kill”; Bassist/Vocalist Sean Beasley comments: “I’m excited to hear and put my vocals on there and hear Trey belt it out. It was… Continue reading