TesseracT – “Sonder”

TesseracT – “Sonder” (Kscope)  From playing to massive crowds in India to making history as the first band to play on top of an igloo village in the Arctic Circle, it’s pretty clear that there’s something extraordinary to British prog / djent band TesseracT. Even the title of this 4th album is something deep, drawn from the profound writings of John Koenig, the band aren’t exactly inaccessible in their works, being a crowd pleaser time and again such that they will be headlining one of Download Festival’s stages this year! Undoubtedly the incredible music they perform has much to do with this, so … Continue reading

Thrust – “Harvest Of Souls”

Thrust – “Harvest Of Souls” (Pure Steel Records)  Continuing their resurrection, 80s heavy metal legends Thrust deliver another high octane US metal album par excellence! Formed in 1981, Thrust’s heaviness melded with quality soon saw the band opening for Motorhead, Michael Schenker, Twisted Sister and Slayer, resulting in their classic live debut EP “Solidarnosc Rock for Poland” in front of 10,000 metal maniacs! Soon signing to Metal Blade, they were featured on “Metal Massacre 4” and supported Judas Priest on their “Screaming For Vengeance” tour, culminating in the release of what has now become a cult classic “Fist Held High” 1984. Despite all this … Continue reading

ANTHRAX – Indians

ANTHRAX’s forthcoming live release Kings Among Scotland is due to hit shelves on April 27th. The new release showcases the band’s live performance of their legendary album Among The Living, as well as a mixed live set including a raft of ANTHRAX classics. The band have premiered an epic – almost 11 minute long – live version of ‘Indians’ today, which is included on the DVD. Pre-order the album on CD, DVD, Vinyl and as part of a Limited Edition bundle, here: http://nblast.de/AnthraxKingsScotland The two-hour long live DVD was filmed February 15, 2017 at the band’s sold out show at the historic venue Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow. The release incorporates the band’s … Continue reading

OVERKILL – Thanx For Nothin’

Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL will release their Live In Overhausen album on May 18, 2018 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band release the second digtal single “Thanx For Nothing”. The band states: “I think what made this special for us was all of our involvement from start to finish, the guys, the label, the agent.  I remember DD and I talking in Belgium at the Alcatraz Fest, about doing both records for the DVD.  It couldn’t have been more than 5 minutes later, our guy Jaap, from NB walks in …he says:’both? In one night?’ – ‘Yea, both…..it’s fucking Overkill’” Celebrating the band’s history, Live In Overhausen captured … Continue reading

MOONSPELL – Desastre

With the brand new live video of “Desastre” from their latest album 1755 Moonspell underline once more their reputation as one of Europe’s best live bands. Moonspell will start the Latin America leg of of their 1755 World Tour this weekend. They will headline 10 shows, plus a slot on True Metal Stage at the prestigious Hell and Heaven festival in Mexico City on the 4th of May: Latin American dates: 22.04.18 CO – Bogotá / Auditorio Lumiere 23.04.18 CO – Medellin / Teatro Universidad Medellin 25.04.18 BR – Rio de Janeiro / Teatro Odisseia 26.04.18 BR – Sao Paulo / Carioca Club 28.04.18 BR – … Continue reading

DIMMU BORGIR – Eonian: Album Artwork and Title

The time has come. On May 4th, symphonic black metal giants DIMMU BORGIR will finally release their new studio album after eight years of silence. New record Eonian combines symphonic epicness with the spirit of the Norwegian black metal scene of the Nineties and will be the tenth album released by DIMMU BORGIR. In this third trailer, vocalist Shagrath and guitarist Silenoz discuss working with Polish artist and architect Zbigniew M. Bielakon the highly detailed cover artwork for Eonian and what the album title represents to them. Watch the trailer, filmed at Blackcraft Cult Clothing, Pre-order ‘Eonian’ here: http://nblast.de/DimmuBorgirEonian Being one of the successful extreme metal forges on the planet, DIMMU BORGIR have been dominating the symphonic black … Continue reading

KATAKLYSM – Recording & Producing ‘Meditations’

Montréal based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM are set to unleash their new studio album, Meditationson June 1st, 2018 through Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band release a new album trailer in which mastermind Maurizio Iacono discusses the recording and production of the new album Meditations. Pre-order Meditations now: http://nblast.de/KataklysmMeditations Produced by the band’s own guitarist J-F Dagenais and drummer Oli Beaudoin, the record was mixed by Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STONE SOUR a.o.). Mastering duties were handled by Paul Logus (PANTERA a.o.). The artwork was created by Ocvlta Designs by Surtsey, who also crafted the artwork for KATAKLYSM’s previous record, Of Ghosts And Gods. Meditations marks the return to old work ethics. All four band members wrote and composed together under the same roof for the first time in over a decade and returned … Continue reading

AMORPHIS – Wrong Direction

Melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS are about to unleash their latest offering entitled Queen Of Timeon May 18th via Nuclear Blast. Today sees the release of the epic and mesmerising second single, ‘Wrong Direction’. The band shot their parts in a cave, whilst the rest of the storyline features long-time lyricist Pekka Kainulainen trekking across some stunning scenery. The band’s new album is now available for pre-order in various formats, here: http://nblast.de/AmorphisQueenOfTime Pre-save the album via Topsify, here: https://tools.topsify.com/follow/6834/pre-save-queen-of-time-by-amorphis   The album was produced by the renowned Jens Bogren (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, KREATOR). The cover artwork, which was created by French artist Jean ‘Valnoir’ Simoulin from Metastazis, perfectly captures the feeling of the lyrics and … Continue reading

TNT – Tears In My Eyes

The aptly titled ‘XIII’ is the thirteenth studio album by the Norwegian hard rock band TNT. It features founding members Ronni Le Tekro (guitar) and Diesel Dahl (drums), alongside bassist Ove Husemoen and new vocalist Baol Bardot Bulsara, who has replaced the recently departed Tony Harnell. Hailing from Spain, Baol is a stunning singer whose debut with the band occurred in front of 8,000 rabid fans in November 2017 when the band opened for German Hard Rock legends The Scorpions at a show in Oslo, Norway. Not only did he survive this trial by fire, but he did so with … Continue reading

ROSS THE BOSS – By Blood Sworn

Guitarist Ross the Boss’ stature in the history of hard rock and heavy metal has been well-solidified for decades by this point – with a resume including some of the most influential and hardest-hitting bands of all-time, particularly both the Dictators and Manowar. And he continues to rock – as a member of the group DeathDealer, and also, as the leader of his own solo outfit, which has issued such stellar releases as ‘Hailstorm,’ ‘New Metal Leader,’ and his latest offering, ‘By Blood Sworn.’ Joined by Marc Lopes on vocals and keys, Mike LePond on bass, and Lance Barnewold on … Continue reading