BLACK STAR RIDERS – Robert and Ricky on album themes and inspirations

Hard rock heavyweights BLACK STAR RIDERS are set to release their fourth studio album Another State Of Grace on September 6th via Nuclear Blast Records. In a new trailer released today, Robert andRicky discuss the themes and inspirations for the album, in particular the title and how it came about. Find out more, here: youtu.be/pSe9jDVp0t8 Another State Of Grace is available on CD, vinyl and vinyl picture disc, limited edition boxset and limited edition light green vinyl. Pre-order here: nuclearblast.com/blackstarriders-asog Pre-save Another State Of Grace on Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music:nblast.de/BlackStarRidersPreSave Order the album digitally to receive ‘Another State Of Grace’ and ‘Ain’t The End Of The World’ instantly:nblast.de/BlackStarRidersASoGIT Another State Of Grace is a stunning collection… Continue reading

STEVE HACKETT – Genesis Revisited Band & Orchestra: Live

Following a sensational 2018 UK tour, legendary guitarist Steve Hackett has announced the release of a 2CD + Blu-Ray digipak titled ‘Genesis Revisited Band & Orchestra: Live at the Royal Festival Hall’ on 25th October 2019 via InsideOutMusic. The album was recorded on 5th October 2018 at The Royal Festival Hall, London, during the 2018 Genesis Revisited Tour which fulfilled a long held ambition of Steve’s: to perform the music of Genesis with a live orchestra. The concert featured Steve’s regular touring band of Roger King (keyboards), Gary O’Toole (drums/percussion), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes) with Nad Sylvan on vocals and Jonas… Continue reading

EXHUMED – Ravenous Cadavers

21 years since their murderous debut, EXHUMED continue their onslaught of gore-obsessed death metal on their new brand new album – Horror, coming October 4th. Fear the true HORROR of EXHUMED! EXHUMED frontman Matt Harvey comments: “‘Ravenous Cadavers’ is a great taste of the album – and this is one of the more mid-paced tracks on the record, so… Horror is all about stripping away everything and getting down to the core elements of our sound: raw and nasty aggression. The album’s like mainlining Grinding Death Metal at a lethal dose. If you liked the more intricate, melodic stuff that we’ve done, this may not be… Continue reading

DESTRUCTION – Rotten’ Bass Playthrough

The new album of legendary German thrashers DESTRUCTION, ‘Born to Perish’,  was released last Friday via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band presents a Bass playthrough video of the brand new track ‘Rotten’. Check it out here! Vocalist & bassist Schmier states: “’Rotten’ has this classic triplet feel that differs from the rest of the songs on the album. It keeps the right hand pretty busy and has a powerful groove. It will sure be fan & band fave live in the near future!” The phrasing of the chorus has nothing to do with Jerseys best boys by the way, it is just… Continue reading

RAM – “Blades of Betrayal”

On September 13th, RAM will unleash their new album, The Throne Within, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of the record, a video for the new single, “Blades of Betrayal”, can be viewed here Within can also be pre-ordered in the following formats: – jewelcase-CD – limited edition digibook-2CD (EU exclusive – includes bonus CD, slipcase, and patch) – 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive) – clear/brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies) – lilac marbled vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 200 copies) – purple/black A/B side vinyl (EU webstore exclusive – limited to 100 copies)… Continue reading

Lindy-Fay Hella – Seafarer

LINDY-FAY HELLA has announced details of her debut album, titled Seafarer – and today premieres the title track with an accompanying video. The album will be released via Ván Records and is available to pre-order.Until now, best known for her contributions to Wardruna, LINDY-FAY HELLAhas forged a new, deeply personal path that she invites you to follow her down. Whilst undoubtedly there are some slivers of DNA that link her to her Wardruna compatriots, make no mistake, Seafarer is crafted entirely in the vision of its creator. The title track’s minimal words are emphasised with repetition, creating something of a sea-shanty as an ode to a lost… Continue reading

Nephilim – Fuelled by Hate

Rising UK metallers, NEPHILIM, draw from a range of contemporary metal. The North-East riff beasts have picked up favourable descriptors likening their sound to Avenged Sevenfold, Trivium, Killswitch Engage and Asking Alexandria. The ascending quintet reveal a new single, Remember Me, on Friday 23rd August; the track is taken from the band’s debut album,Demonic Society, which is out on Friday 20th September. Originally formed in late 2016, NEPHILIM hail from Stockton-On-Tees, and provide the true metal package: insane drums, chuggy riffs and killer dual guitars, enhanced with a mixture of both clean and unclean vocals. To date, the newcomers have dropped their debut single, Fuelled… Continue reading

The Brutalists – “Take it all away“

Los Angeles, CA – Following on the heels of last year’s well-received self-titled debut album, L.A.’s premiere garage rock upstarts The Brutalists are proud to announce their forthcoming sophomore album, We Are Not Here To Help, on September 6. The new album once again unites Mick Cripps (founding member of L.A. Guns) and Nigel Mogg (founding member of The London Quireboys) along with Kent Holmes, Charlie Nice, and Luke Bossendorfer for a smoldering slab of bluesy pub rock mixed with R&B and bits of ska and reggae thrown in for good measure. The result is utterly unique yet enchantingly familiar,… Continue reading

Endseeker – “Cure”

On September 13th, Endseeker will release their new album, The Harvest, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of this record, a video for the new single, “Cure”, can be viewed To hear the previously released track, “Spiritual Euphoria”, please visit: metalblade.com/endseeker – where The Harvest can also be pre-ordered in the following formats: –Ltd. Digi-CD w/bonustrack –180 g black vinyl –Dead gold marbled vinyl (ltd. 300) –Light grey/blue marbled vinyl (ltd. 200) –Black/white splatter vinyl (ltd. 100/Kingsroad exclusive) –Cool grey marbled vinyl (ltd. 100/US-exclusive) Since 2015, the name Endseeker has stood for the finest Swedish styled death metal from Hamburg, Germany. Hard as… Continue reading

FLICKERTAIL – ‘Right Behind The Eyes’

Flickertail, Sydney’s finest single malt rock and roll export are beyond excited to announce their brand new single, Right Behind The Eyes. Following rave reviews for their debut EP Hurry Up and Wait, the boys carved their way across the UK gaining a legion of fans in the process. Now after what seems like forever, they have emerged from the studio and are ready to deliver. Right Behind The Eyes is a tense, angry, kung-fu kick of a rock and roll song. It opens with the sort of riff that singes eyebrows first and asks questions never, and powers forward for the whole time.… Continue reading