Saxon – Speed King

Legendary British Heavy Metal heroes Saxon loudly continue unveiling their Inspirations covers project with second single ‘Speed King’, Deep Purple’s classic tune from their 1970 album Deep Purple In Rock. “Without ‘Speed King’ there would be no ‘Motorcycle Man’,” said Biff Byford when explaining the importance of the song on Saxon’s early career ascendance. “I love the attitude, energy and driving speed of this song, not to mention those screaming vocals! I’d never sung it before, and I had great fun with it!” ‘Speed King’ is part of Saxon’s forthcoming 11-track Inspirations album, where in 2020 the band took residence at Brockfield Hall in York, UK, to record cover versions of various songs which deeply influenced… Continue reading

BONFIRE – Love Don’t Lie (2021)

As everybody knows today, the “Fistful Of Fire” album release in 2020 was ill-fated by that worldwide Covid-19 pandemic – store had closed short after the release and the tour had to be postponed and even cancelled in the end. It’s a fact, that the band did not play one single show with their new album to that very day. However the band from Ingolstadt is trying to looking forward. New plans arouse for an upcoming project. It was summer 2020 when the band again hit the Flatliners Recording Studios to start recording the new longplayer “Roots”, which will be released February 26th. It’s a… Continue reading

FIREWIND – Devour (2021)

May 2020 saw Greek power metal icons FIREWIND unleash their latest studio album, titled „Firewind“. Reception from press and fans alike was great. While the band was forced to stay at home, due to the pandemic, they kept their creative spirit high and are now happy to present a new lyric video for the powerful and intense song “Devour” which also incorporates band performance scenes of all members. Gus G. states: “Devour” was the first song I co-wrote with our new singer, Herbie Langhans. After hearing his vocal melodies, it was pretty obvious to me that he was the right… Continue reading

BLOODBOUND – When Fate Is Calling

After the last album “Rise Of The Dragon Empire” Bloodbound raise the stakes even higher this time – “Creatures Of The Dark Realm” is coming on 28th May and sets out to outshine their predecessors. BLOODBOUND returns today with a musical highlight for every power metal fan – “When Fate Is Calling” comes as a powerful and majestic song, that almost theatrical bonds its listeners and takes them into a modern power metal world that has been created very precisely and with ultimate artistic perfection. When Swedish power metal band BLOODBOUND surfaced in 2005 with their debut album, “Nosferatu”, it… Continue reading

The Crown – Motordeath

On March 12, The Crown will release their new album, Royal Destroyer, via Metal Blade Records. For a first preview of Royal Destroyer, a video for the new single, “Motordeath” (directed and edited by Christoffer Tönnäng), can be viewed at: www.metalblade.com/thecrown – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats: – jewelcase-CD – ltd. digipak-2CD (incl. ‘Deathrace 13’ bonus disc w/ 13 tracks) – 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive) – midnight blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 400 copies) – red-hot orange marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies) – golden clear w/ blue and… Continue reading

MORK – ARV (from Katedralen)

With Mork’s new album Katedralen due for release on 5th March, the Norwegians have revealed the album’s first video and track “Arv”. “Finally I am able to reveal the first taste of the new album, ‘Katedralen’. The song “Arv” was the very first track that I both wrote lyrics and put down vocals for, on our new album. It is a very personal track, for sure, a real heavy, slow and groovy piece with melancholic melodies that captures the essence of the atmosphere I was striving for. The video, we created within the majestic and imposing Fredriksen Fortress, which looms… Continue reading

ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN – Hurricane

Lyrically, and musically, the award-winning Dutch artist lays her soul bare with the most evocative record of her career – captivating song-stories told with acoustic guitars, strings, horns, percussion, and Anneke’s hypnotic vocal harmonies. Anneke van Giersbergen announced the release of her new solo album ‘The Darkest Skies Are The Brightest’ last year.  Today sees the release of the second single and video of said album, called “Hurricane”. Anneke comments on the single as follows: “For the new album I wrote a lot of songs filled with messages of love and heartache, but I also went on a more propulsive… Continue reading

Sunstorm ft. Ronnie Romero – “Swan Song”

Sunstorm is a project created and overseen by Frontiers president Serafino Perugino and was originally designed to showcase a musical style similar to the melodic rock/AOR roots of vocalist Joe Lynn Turner. After five successful releases, Sunstorm is now a vehicle for one of the most impressive vocal talents to emerge in recent years – Ronnie Romero, also of Lords of Black and Rainbow. Given Turner’s desire to work on heavier music styles away from the original direction envisaged by Perugino and much loved by Sunstorm fans, it appeared that the project might be at an end. However, knowing that… Continue reading

ENFORCER – From Beyond – Live In Mexico

Swedish heavy metal band ENFORCER are proud to present their second live album, Live By Fire II, which will be released through Nuclear Blast Records on March 19th 2021. Today, the band have released a live video for the first single ‘From Beyond’. Pre-order the album in the format of your choice: http://nblast.de/Enforcer-LiveByFireII Olof Wikstrand comments: ”’From Beyond’ has, since the release of that album, become a live favourite both for the band and the audience – and of course this is the first preview of our new concert video! Just watch the crowd’s reaction in this video!” Live By Fire II offers an intense and passionate performance captured in front… Continue reading

Nanowar Of Steel – New Music Teaser 2021

Italy’s finest, NANOWAR OF STEEL – famous for their beloved metal parodies and cheeky hit songs such as “Valhallelujah” and “Uranus” – have turned to their fans and supporters on social media today in a new, heartfelt and honest statement about the band’s current situation. After gathering millions of clicks on YouTube and Spotify, as well as just recently re-releasing their popular 2018 album Stairway To Valhalla, the band will be undergoing a major stylistic shift and a new musical direction. NANOWAR OF STEEL states: “We’re getting close to the 40 years old threshold and after so many years in the music industry we have to face the… Continue reading