HERE LIES MAN – I Told You (You Shall Die)

Los Angles, CA quartet Here Lies Man announce their forthcoming fourth album Ritual Divination today and share the lead single “I Told You (You Shall Die)”. Four albums in, the convenient and generalized catchphrase for Here Lies Man‘s erudite sound — if Black Sabbath played Afrobeat — might seem a little played out. But Ritual Divination is perhaps the best rendering of the idea so far. Particularly on the Sabbath side of the equation: The guitars are heavier and more blues based than before, but the ancient rhythmic formula of the clave remains a constant. “Musically it‘s an opening up… Continue reading

War On Women “White Lies”

Outspoken Punk-Rock band WAR ON WOMEN present the video for their new single ‘White Lies’. The song is to be found on the soon to be released album Wonderful Hell (30th Oct. digitally, 13th Nov. physically) that can be pre-ordered here (Bandcamp) or here (Coretex). A lot has happened since War On Women burst out of Baltimore’s activist community in 2010 as an unapologetically intersectional feminist hardcore punk band. In their early days, even some of their peers found their politics “extreme” but in the years since, feminism has undeniably gone mainstream, as evidenced by the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements… Continue reading

SHTEVIL – Drive It Like You Stole It

European modern rock project SHTEVIL has dropped an enticing new EP, Thank You, out now. Coming at you from Gent, Belgium, SHTEVIL was formed in 2015 when Steven Vergauwen (aka SHTEVIL) set about to create a fresh project that was unique and exciting. Crafting music reminiscent of Led Zeppelin and Grand Funk Railroad, but also firmly lodged in the 21st century, SHTEVIL has been influenced by an array of musicians ranging from Prince, Thin Lizzy and Al Green to Kanye West. SHTEVIL, in his bold and out of the box approach, has quite certainly accomplished his goal to produce something both… Continue reading

HATEBREED – Instinctive (Slaughterlust)

Connecticut hardcore metal titans Hatebreed will release their eighth studio album Weight of The False Self via Nuclear Blast on November 27. The 12-track album is available for pre-order here. The band has just dropped the video for the ferocious album opener “Instinctive (Slaughterlust).” The clip was directed by Justin Reich.”In a fight for survival, which a lot of us are right now, we must channel our inner animal and trust our instincts,” says singer Jamey Jasta. Pre-save the album and listen to the two new singles on all streaming platforms. https://nblast.de/Hatebreed-WOTFS Weight of The False Self proves that over 20 years deep into an iconic career, Hatebreed remain as… Continue reading

EPICA – ABYSS OF TIME (OFFICIAL DRUM PLAYTHROUGH)

Dutch Symphonic Metal Giants EPICA just announced the release of their new album “Omega”, out on February 26th 2021 via Nuclear Blast. “Omega” is the band’s first studio album in five years. Last Friday, EPICA have also released the first single and video clip from the album, titled ‘Abyss Of Time’, which was viewed on YouTube over a million times within its first week. Today, EPICA reveal a drum playthrough video of ‘Abyss Of Time’. Drummer Ariën van Weesenbeek comments: “Here’s the drum playthrough from the abyss!! During the shooting, I hit and kicked the crap out of my kit for a fat… Continue reading

Gaia Epicus – Gods Of Metal (feat Tim Ripper Owens & Mike Terrana)

Gaia Epicus released the first single from the upcoming album last thursday 15th october 2020. The song is called Gods Of Metal and is taken from the new album “Seventh Rising”. The song features Tim Ripper Owens (Judas priest, Iced earth) and Mike Terrana (Rage, Masterplan, Axel Rudi Pell, Yngwie Malmsteen). This is the follow-up to the band’s latest album Alpha & Omega which was released in December 2018. The new album is the seventh studio album from Gaia Epicus and it will contain 11 tracks. Release is expected by the end of 2020. Continue reading

The Great Kat – Beethoven’s Egmont Overture for Guitar, Actor and Symphony Orchestra

The Great Kat’s 1568 period piece music video begins with Egmont’s famous last words, screamed in German before he is beheaded: “I die for freedom. Fall joyfully, as I give you an example!” Based on real-life events that occurred during the Eighty Years’ War in the Netherlands in 1568, Egmont, a Count and Dutch warrior protests against the Inquisition. At the request of the King of Spain, the despotic Duke of Alba meets Egmont at dinner, whereupon Egmont is immediately arrested and charged with religious heresy, a crime punishable by death. Egmont is dragged away to a dungeon where he is cruelly tortured and ridiculed. As… Continue reading

CADAVER – Reborn

Back with a vengeance and hell-bent on destruction, Norwegian death metallers, CADAVER, are back in business and ready to reign. Edder & Bile, the first full length from this band’s new incarnation of Anders Odden’s original, extreme metal vision, will be released on November 27th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band releases the music video for the second single, “Reborn”. Anders Odden comments, “’Reborn’ is one of those songs that just jumps out and grabs you as a listener. The way nothing in the song repeats is a symbol of time itself. The lyrics are about not being afraid of who you are and that you should claim your own… Continue reading

MAJESTICA – Ghost Of Christmas Past

In 2019 the Swedish power metal heroes MAJESTICA released their debut album “Above The Sky” and it became a huge success within the metal community. Now in 2020 they are back with not only a new album, but a special treat for their fans: a Christmas musical power metal album entitled “A Christmas Carol”. It’s pure symphonic power metal in the true MAJESTICA spirit along with elements inspired by the likes of  TWILIGHT FORCE,  RHAPSODY, ALAN SILVESTRI, DANNY ELFMAN and JOHN WILLIAMS. Today, the band have released a video for the first single, titled ‘Ghost Of Christmas Past’. Chris David comments: “If you know the story of ”A Christmas Carol” I think the title ’Ghost of Christmas Past’,… Continue reading

HEAVY FEATHER – Bright In My Mind

Heavy Feather are finally back with their new single “Bright in My Mind”, out everywhere on Friday, October 23, 2020. The single is the first taste of their upcoming sophomore album ‘Mountain of Sugar’, to be released by The Sign Records in spring 2021. 60’s and 70’s rock influences and amazing vocals from blues singer Lisa Lystam are at the core of the new release. “Bright in my Mind” is the first single from Heavy Feather’s upcoming sophomore album. A roots rock single oozing with a 70’s sound and feel, filled with attitude and raw vocals from blues singer Lisa… Continue reading