Finnish Folk Metal Superstars KORPIKLAANI don’t seem to need any rest! After playing an extensive European tour with TURISAS and TROLLFEST in support of their latest studio album ‘Kulkija'(‘Wanderer’), the band is about to kick off an 8-show Australian & New Zealand run (w/ TROLDHAUGEN) tomorrow. But before the sextet continues their current touring cycle with a North American co-headline tour with their label mates in ELUVEITIE in September/October, KORPIKLAANI will perform a string of European festival gigs. In anticipation of these upcoming summer dates – starting at Metalfest Open Air, Pilsen (CZ) on June 2nd – the band has… Continue reading

BLOODY HAMMERS – From Beyond The Grave

The Transylvania County based duo BLOODY HAMMERS release the second official video from their upcoming album The Summoning. “From Beyond The Grave”  transports the dark and sinister feeling that only BLOODY HAMMERS can summon in 2019. The wonderfully creepy horror mix of 80s hard rock, gothic, doom and epic metal riffs is wonderfully illustrated in the new video with a silent film era twist. The video was once more produced by the band itself in the BLOODY HAMMERS Film Studios. Anders Manga on the video and the song: “The video is obviously a homage to F.W. Murnau and his early… Continue reading

MAJESTY – Wasteland Outlaw

Heavy Metal outlaws MAJESTY release the second single and first official video from their new album Legends! The band centered around mastermind Tarek Maghary deliver a new single that expresses everything, MAJESTY stands for: Going your own way, living your dream and stay true to yourself without any compromises! MAJESTY used the two years since their latest album Rebels well: Next to relentless touring, the five piece got busy by pouring all its creativity into new and exciting material. Legends is the ninth MAJESTY studio album and leads all defenders of steel into a post-apocalyptic wasteland where mankind fights for a brighter future. This is the next level of Heavy Metal! MAJESTY… Continue reading

Royal Republic – Anna-Leigh

Sweden’s four-man rock sensation and party machine ROYAL REPUBLIC are set to release their groove-laden and action-packed new album, Club Majesty on May 31st. Ladies and gentlemen – meet ‘Anna-Leigh’ – ROYAL REPUBLIC’s third single from their forthcoming album. The video was directed by Leo Åkesson and shot in Berlin during a 3-day filming session earlier this spring. Dust off your shoulder pads and leg warmers, and listen to ‘Anna-Leigh’, here Pre-order Club Majesty below: Limited Edition Vinyl from Recordstore: http://nblast.de/ClubMajestyVinyl (inc signed insert) CD from Recordstore: http://nblast.de/ClubMajestyCD (inc signed insert) Digital Album from iTunes: http://nblast.de/RRClubMajestyIT The four-piece have a string of UK live dates… Continue reading

Neal Morse – “Get Behind Me Satan” feat. Ted Leonard

‘Jesus Christ The Exorcist’ is a monumental project in the already impressive discography of the American singer, multi-instrumentalist, bandleader and progressive rock composer Neal Morse. A decade in the making, this Prog Rock Musical was written and produced by Morse and features an all-star cast of vocalists and musicians. The double album set contains two hours of music that encompasses the entire musical spectrum that Morse is known for, while lyrically it tells the Story of Stories. With a cast of amazing vocalists and musicians such as Ted Leonard, Eric Gillette, Nick D’Virgilio, Randy George, Bill Hubauer, Matt Smith, Jake Livgren and more, this prog rock extravaganza… Continue reading


Sweet Oblivion sees the legendary former Queensryche and current Operation: Mindcrime singer Geoff Tate teaming up with a stellar cast of Italian musicians led by Simone Mularoni, the mastermind behind prog metal masters DGM. Musically, this album marks a return to a more melodic metal style for Tate and showcases a fine collection of songs that also highlights the talent of Mularoni and his hand picked ensemble. “I was approached by Frontiers to do this record and am pleased I took the chance,” says Tate. “It’s an album filled with fun and I believe a lot of the fans who dig the old Queensryche sound will… Continue reading


Chaos Magic is centred around Chilean vocalist Caterina Nix. ‘Furyborn’ is the second album by her band, and this gem of a metal album has seen her work in collaboration with fellow Chilean producer, musician and singer Nasson. Having worked with ex-Stratovarius guitarist Timo Tolkki on the self-titled Chaos Magic debut album in 2015, Nix explains that with the new album “I had the freedom to design a musical vision of my own. I wanted ‘Furyborn’ to have both a modern sound and a nostalgic feel. It’s a mixture of heavy, melodic, symphonic and alternative metal, with traces of modern progressive and electronic elements, unique arrangements and yet associated to certain sounds from the 90’s and early 00’s. It… Continue reading


Five years in the making, ‘Return to Eden’ marks a new return for Finnish guitarist and composer Timo Tolkki (ex-Stratovarius). Following a period out of the spotlight, Tolkki began writing the third chapter of his metal opera (it follows ‘The Land Of New Hope’ [2013] and ‘Angels Of The Apocalypse’ [2014]) and completed this outstanding comeback album with help from Italian producer Aldo Lonobile (Secret Sphere). A convincing and inspired release, Tolkki’s creative drive and vision is more evident than ever. As with the previous chapters in this opera series, a slew of heavyweight guest vocalists handle vocal duties, with featured appearances by renowned Dutch singer Anneke Van Giersbergen… Continue reading

JORN – Live On Death Road

Jorn Lande celebrated his 50th birthday in 2018 with the release of a 12 album box set and some live shows that featured the most diverse setlists of his career and presented the true and ultimate legacy of himself as an artist and band leader. His headlining set at the Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan, Italy was recorded in its full glory and this epic concert performance is now being released on 2xCD/DVD and Blu Ray formats. One of the most prolific vocalists of the modern metal era, Jorn’s powerful vocal talent has earned him status as one of the last pioneers of… Continue reading

Venom Prison – The Making Of “Samsara”

VENOM PRISON kick off a European tour tonight, supporting Fit For An Autopsy – but before they hit the road, they have shared ‘behind the scenes’ footage of the recording of latest album, Samsara. Guitarist Ash Grey commented: “We are pleased to release our studio video The Making of Samsara, documenting the process of creating our second full-length album. The process was gruelling, relentless, trying and tough but the final result of Samsara far outweighs the hell we went through to lay it down. We hope that Samsara shows you our growth as musicians and that you enjoy this visual document.”… Continue reading