IN FLAMES – UK tour dates

Last year, Swedish metal giants IN FLAMES unleashed their latest album I, The Mask onto the world, through Nuclear Blast. The highly lauded record achieved great chart positions, including #1 in Sweden and Austria as well as #2 in Germany. Now the band are proud to announce they will be returning to our UK shores for a run of nine shows, as part of a wider European tour. Support acts will be announced later. Frontman Anders Fridén stated: “Jesterheads, we’re excited to be back in the UK and the EU for the first time in over a year this April and May. Let’s kick off… Continue reading

WISHBONE ASH – “We Stand As One”

Wishbone Ash, one of the important and influential rock bands in music history, will celebrate their 50th anniversary with the release of their consummate new studio album, ‘Coat Of Arms’, on February 28th 2020 on Steamhammer/SPV as a DigiPak CD, double 140 gram black vinyl Gatefold LP, download and stream. ‘Coat Of Arms’, while still heavily featuring Wishbone Ash’s characteristic twin lead guitar licks, haunting melodies and distinctive stylistic facets, is anything but retrospective and evenly balances the past, present and future with a huge breath of fresh air. Lead single ‘We Stand As One’, which is complemented with a vibrant video… Continue reading

SEPULTURA – Behind The Music With Paulo Jr

The age of Quadra is almost upon us: On February 7th, SEPULTURA will release their new album via Nuclear Blast. An impressive album that immerses the listener, drawing them deeper into the concept, with its energetic and thrashy tunes. Today, the band has released the second in a series of trailers, which focuses on bassist Paulo Xisto Pinto Jr. and his personal challenges in the studio during the production of Quadra. Pre-order your copy of Quadra here: nblast.de/Sepultura-Quadra Pre-save / pre-add the album on Spotify, Apple Music or Deezer: nblast.de/SepulturaPreSave Quadra will be available on Limited Edition 2 CD Digipack, 2 LP Vinyl, 2 LP Vinyl Picture… Continue reading

MY DYING BRIDE – Behind The Scenes Of ‘Your Broken Shore’

British doom legends MY DYING BRIDE recently released the official video for ‘Your Broken Shore’, the first single from their upcoming 13th studio album, The Ghost Of Orion. Directed by James Sharrock (Slipknot, Behemoth, Soundwave Festival) and with influences including the British psychological horror movie Kill List, the themes are dark and the imagery perfectly aligned with the crushingly desolate mood of the track. Partly filmed in a valley in the depths of Yorkshire during a cold November evening, the video saw frontman Aaron plunging himself into ice cold waters for the sake of his art. Find out more about… Continue reading

Stiff Little Fingers – “The 2020 Tour”

Legendary Northern Irish punk rock act Stiff Little Fingers are delighted to announce a full UK tour in March 2020 – The 2020 Tour. The tour will see the band play their 29th consecutive Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom St. Patrick’s Day show as part of their traditional March tour. The band also headline London’s Roundhouse to end the 13-date run. All the dates will feature support from The Professionals and TV Smith. The Roundhouse show only will also feature a very special guest slot from the Neville Staple Band. With an iconic career of over 40 years, Stiff Little Fingers remain… Continue reading

AGNOSTIC FRONT – announce The Eliminator bundle w/ 7 inch vinyl & reaction figure

New York hardcore pioneers AGNOSTIC FRONT are proud to announce the return of The Eliminator as part of an exclusive bundle, which will be released on March 13th via Nuclear Blast. Limited to 1500 bundles worldwide, the package includes the full colour Super 7 ReAction figure of AGNOSTIC FRONT’s The Eliminator – that first appeared on the band’s 1986 album cover Cause For Alarm illustrated by Sean Taggart – and a grey with red splatter vinyl 7 inch featuring re-recorded 2020 versions of ‘The Eliminator’ and ‘Toxic Shock’. The audio will be available in this physical format only! Roger Miret comments: “I’m so excited to see The Eliminator as an… Continue reading

DUST BOLT – Trapped In Chaos

After the release of their critically acclaimed fourth album, Trapped In Chaos, released in 2019 via Napalm Records, German collective DUST BOLT enters the 21st century by embracing their creative energy while considerably re-directing the musical course they have taken on their previous releases. In the first weeks of the new year, the band promises an equally challenging as captivating outbreak of fresh and technical slant towards the genre DUST BOLT already established itself in as one of the most promising thrash acts. Teamed up with a new member DUST BOLT approaches the breaking point and is ready to broaden their artistic horizons, as well as explore territories… Continue reading

Mortiis – The Dayal Patterson interview part 1 of 7 – People still being passionate about Era 1

In a few hours the undisputed inventor of dungeon synth, MORTIIS, is leaving the stunning Norwegian fjords to embark on his second US headline tour. The king of dungeon synth will be supported by avant-garde black metal hybrid T.O.M.B. The 15-date strong US tour kicks off on 24th January @ The Whiskey Junction in Minneapolis and finishes on 09th February @ The Graduate in San Luis Obispo (CA). He comments: “I’m very much looking forward to returning and touring North America again. This being a sort of ‘part 2’ of the US tour I did earlier this year, of course with… Continue reading

ALMANAC – Hands Are Tied – Live In Minsk

Victor Smolski’s ALMANAC are set to unleash their third studio album, Rush Of Death, on March 6th via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band release a live video for ‘Hands Are Tied’ taken from the bonus live DVD that’s included with the upcoming album release. Pre-order Rush Of Death, here: https://nblast.de/AlmanacRushOfDeath ALMANAC won’t be resting on their laurels in regards to live shows either – they’re set to present tracks from Rush Of Death to fans in spring 2020, when the band joins the Finnish Horror Metal maniacs LORDI on their European tour. Headline Shows 01.02.  DE         Hamm – HoppeGarden 15.02.  DE       … Continue reading

HAREM SCAREM – new album out March

Whenever a discussion takes place about who the current heavyweights of the melodic hard rock scene are, the list of names bandied about will inevitably include Harem Scarem….and not without good reason. Following a five year hiatus, the band reunited in 2013 to completely re-record their milestone release ‘Mood Swings’ (originally out in 1993). They have subsequently made two more exceptional studio albums in ‘Thirteen’ and ‘United’, with both proving shining examples of the band showcasing their unique trademark sound while simultaneously offering a stylistic progression that still makes them a name to point to in the evolution of the genre. Their brand new record, ‘Change The World’, is a logical next step.… Continue reading