Myrkur – Wins Metal Hammer’s Album Of The Year

Renowned Danish composer and classically trained multi-instrumentalist, MYRKUR’s, recent full-length release Mareridt was the recipient of Metal Hammer’s prestigious Album Of The Year Award at last night’s Golden Gods Ceremony, as chosen by the magazine’s editorial staff! A full list of winners is available here. Mareridt is available for purchase via and on all digital retail outlets . A full collection of MYRKUR’s music videos and live performances is available . On Mareridt (translation: Nightmare), MYRKUR explores deeper into the mysterious and the feminine with 11 songs that further progress her visionary blend of metal with gorgeous, stirring melodies,… Continue reading

SIEGE OF POWER – signs to Metal Blade!

No bullshit compromises of any kind whatsoever. That’s what SIEGE OF POWER is all about! SIEGE OF POWER started in 2013 as a project without any expectations. Shortly after releasing a split album it was left for dead, buried and almost forgotten until the rotten corpse was exhumed in 2017. This resulted in a no-nonsense extreme metal album mixed with several doomdozers. Influences vary from Carnivore and SOD to Discharge and Amebix, done in their own style. SIEGE OF POWER is: Chris Reifert – Vocals (Autopsy, Violation Wound, Abscess, Painted Doll) Paul Baayens – Guitars (Asphyx, ex-Hail of Bullets, Thanatos) Theo van Eekelen –… Continue reading

Massive Wagons – Billy Balloon Head

UK five-piece anthemic rock act Massive Wagons released a new single “Billy Balloon Head” on the 8thJune 2018. The single is taken from forthcoming release of their fourth album “Full Nelson” on August 10th, via Earache Records (The Temperance Movement, Blackberry Smoke, Rival Sons). Hear the song alongside a life on the road video here: “I really have no idea if the term ‘BALLOON HEAD’ is one used anywhere else in the world apart from where I’m from. Maybe it is, I don’t know. If you’re a balloon head, then as far as I’m concerned, you’re the sort of person with… Continue reading

WE ARE SENTINELS – Battle In Winter

The track ‘Battle In Winter’ tells an epic fantasy story of elves and war. The third song and culmination of the Winter Trilogy, the piece brings the thematic elements to a cinematic conclusion. With huge sweeping strings, massive orchestral percussions, and atmospheric choirs, ‘Battle In Winter’ exemplifies the feel of the soon-to-release (July 6th) album as a whole. Perhaps one of Matt Barlows finest and most emotive vocal performances ever, showcasing his power, range, and emotion in ways that only he can. Preorder digital AMAZON: Preorder digital GOOGLE PLAY: Preorder digital iTUNES: Continue reading

OBSCURA – Emergent Evolution

Germany’s progressive death metal masters OBSCURA have shared the second single from their highly anticipated impending full-length album Diluvium. Watch the official visualizer video for “Emergent Evolution” Additionally, OBSCURA have announced a North American headlining tour, presented by Metal Injection and set to take place from mid-September through early October. The band will be joined by Beyond Creation, Archspire, Inferi & Exist for what is sure to be THE most talked about progressive death metal tour of the year. The full list of tour dates will be announced shortly. Vocalist / Guitarist Steffen Kummerer commented on the run: “Obscura finally return to North America with an extended headlining tour supporting our… Continue reading


Europe’s biggest crossover band, RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR, have released a video teaser, hinting a brand new song, called ‘Here Comes The Boom’. The song comes off the band’s impatiently awaited, as of yet untitled second album which is scheduled to drop this year. The album was recorded with GOJIRA’s Joe Duplantier in his Brooklyn, NY-based Silver Cord Studios. Over the course of the past 4 years, the internationally acclaimed band has become a household name for crossing 90s metal, rap, hardcore and japanese culture as well as brutal and intense live shows. After the release of their globally praised debut album, »Welcame« (2014), the band embarked on countless… Continue reading


After taking the world of rock music by storm with last year’s surprise hit Amber Galactic (which was nominated for a Swedish Grammy), and leaving people speechless after a breath-taking first European tour in November/December, Swedish classic/progressive rock supergroup THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA have announced the release of their impatiently awaited next album, Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough – out June 29th via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band has released a forth video trailer discussing more tracks off their forthcoming offering. Find out more here The band commented: “Recording the video for our first single ”This Time”, was like combining different dimensions in a space cocktail. Numerous times during the… Continue reading

The Pineapple Thief – Far Below

The Pineapple Thief  have revealed their first single, entitled “Far Below” from forthcoming new studio album Dissolution. The highly anticipated follow up to 2015’s Your Wilderness, is the band’s second album to feature King Crimson and Porcupine Tree virtuoso drummer Gavin Harrison.Vocalist, songwriter and guitarist Bruce Soord explains the song’s evolution ”’Far Below’ began life as a bit of a jam session between myself and Gavin.  Gavin had this distinctive 6/8 rhythm going and it didn’t take long for me to find the melodies.   And so, a song was born.  Is it my favourite track from the album?  Impossible to… Continue reading

AVERSIONS CROWN – The Breeding Process

Australian metal destroyers AVERSIONS CROWN have released a brand new digital single to kick off their US/Canada tour with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL and FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE. Check out the official visualizer for the song ‘The Breeding Process’ here Get the digital single or stream the song here: Commented the band: “We spent some time recently in the studio to develop the blueprint for our 4th album. We wanted to figure out exactly what sound we were going for and what direction the album would take. The result of this was ‘The Breeding Process’. The song paints the disturbing image of a… Continue reading


“The Damage” is the third song taken from the new Motorjesus album “Race To Resurrection” (out this Friday, 15.06.). The track as well as the video are brimming with rock’n’roll-attitude. Just put the pedal to the metal, switch gears and let out the inner bastard. – Everyone knows that feeling, right? You can preorder the album here: Continue reading