DEVILDRIVER – Iona

Top-charting dark groove metal originators DEVILDRIVER recently announced the highly-anticipated release of their upcoming double album, Dealing With Demons. The first volume – entitled Dealing With Demons I – drops on October 9, 2020 via Napalm Records and marks the band’s first release of new, original material since 2016’s acclaimed Trust No One. Representing the onset of a final purging of the themes that have long possessed frontman Dez Fafara and DEVILDRIVER’s music, each track on Dealing With Demons I illustrates a different demon to be dealt with, or released. Today, the band is following up on the release of their burgeoning latest single “Keep Away From Me” and its thought-provoking video with yet another unforgettable anthem – the menacing, mosh-ready second single “Iona”. From the ominous siren… Continue reading

VARATHRON – Son Of The Moon

Hellenic black metallers VARATHRON reveal music video for the first single taken from their upcoming 30th anniversary live album, “Glorification Under The Latin Moon”. The album is set to be released on September 25th via Agonia Records. Watch a music video for “Son Of The Moon”. Recorded in its entirety on August 4th, 2019 in São Paulo (Brazil) during the final show of VARATHRON’s “30 Years Of Darkness Tour”, the historic setlist boasts some of the band’s finest compositions, from 1988 and beyond, most notably including the entirety of classic “His Majesty At The Swamp” from 1993, to most recent songs, taken from the acclaimed “Patriarchs… Continue reading

DRAGONY – signs to Napalm

Unstoppable Austrian symphonic power metal heroes DRAGONY have signed a worldwide record deal with Napalm Records. Eight years have passed since they debuted with their first album Legends, and despite their humble beginnings back in 2007, the band is now a well-known representative of the genre. Owing to their outstanding live performance skills, DRAGONY quickly arose to share the stage with BLIND GUARDIAN, SONATA ARCTICA, POWERWOLF, VAN CANTO and many others. After their second release, Shadowplay, the band performed at major European festivals as well as headlining Vienna’s popular Donauinselfest in 2016. Since then, DRAGONY followed up with two strong releases and reinforced their stance even more. Referencing… Continue reading

The Ocean – Jurassic | Cretaceous (feat. Jonas Renkse of Katatonia)

On September 25th, The Ocean will release their 8th full-length, Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic, via Metal Blade Records (CD / digital) and the band’s own Pelagic Records (vinyl). In 2018, The Ocean released Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic – the first half of a sprawling but superbly cohesive paleontology concept album. Now, the group is ready to release the eagerly-awaited concluding parts of the Phanerozoic journey. For a first preview of Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic, the new single, “Jurassic | Cretaceous” (featuring Katatonia’s Jonas Renkse), can be heard at: metalblade.com/theocean – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats: – deluxe edition CD (tri-fold digipak) – instrumental CD (remus spine… Continue reading

Grand Slam – Long Road (Acoustic)

Grand Slam today release a new exclusive acoustic version of “Long Road” (a version of the electric track taken from the bands debut album “Hit the Ground”). The bands 2020 UK tour is on sale now. Back in the post Thin Lizzy days, Laurence Archer wrote and performed with Phil Lynott as Grand Slam. Sadly, Grand Slam was cut short in its prime, with Phil Lynott’s untimely death leaving a hole in the fabric of rock music to this day.Laurence went on to make his name playing with UFO but always nurtured a long-term plan to rebuild the Grand Slam… Continue reading

ZOMBI – No Damage

Instrumental duo ZOMBI share the third single and official “No Damage” music video from the upcoming album 2020, coming out July 17th. Watch “No Damage” HERE. 2020 is due out July 17th on CD/LP/Digital. Physical packages are available for pre-order via Relapse.com . Digital Downloads / Streaming Services are available. ZOMBI’s first new album in 5 years, 2020 showcases the songwriting prowess that has pushed the duo of Steve Moore (synthesizers, guitars, bass) and A.E. Paterra (drums) to evolve throughout their storied, 20 year career. ZOMBI has strived to build upon and expand their sound with every release. Now more than ever, the band stays true to… Continue reading

Thy Art Is Murder – JESSE BEAHLER “Eye For An Eye”

Today, Australia’s premiere extreme metal export THY ART IS MURDER releases a drum playthrough from Jesse Beahler for “Eye For An Eye”  off their latest release Human Target. Jesse comments, “‘Eye for an Eye’ was the first song I heard from Human Target as it was the first one to be drafted in the writing process. I really liked the vibe of the track, it’s pretty moody with a good Thy Art kind of feel and was the most challenging song for me to record. Overall it’s a good example of how we’re trying to push ourselves instrumentally, while keeping… Continue reading

Osyron – O Canada

Today is Canada Day and here are two angles on how to celebrate it this year as a music lover: Have some booze, refine it with maple sirup, have fun and be excellent to each other. Or, if you are a Canadian artist, win the 49th JUNO Awards, preferably in the metal category, as just happened to lucky maniacs STRIKER. Here’s the band’s immediate shoutout to the fans and jurors after winning the “Canadian Grammy” with their recent album Play To Win: “Thank you so much everyone! We are so grateful to win the Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year… Continue reading

Sentencia – Album Trailer

Venezuela’s death metal legends Sentencia are back, after 25 years and announce the signing with Wormholedeath and their new album “Solve et Coagula”. “In this new album SENTENCIA’s lyrics speak about the Death, Anti-Christianity, Society, Chaos and Misanthropy. Showing the life-vision of the band’s members”. “Solve et Coagula” will be released on 31/07/2020 via Wormholedeath/The Orchard. Sentencia is a death metal band formed in Caracas Venezuela in 1988. After several presentations at the local scene, the band records their first demo tape at 1991. In 1993 they released the second demo called “Silence” with songs recorded the year before. This… Continue reading

Accidental President – Rotten Child

Hard work and passion are the backbones of a successful band and Accidental President fits the bill perfectly. Originally formed in 2015, the group has gone through a long, hard road of ‘Spinal Tap-esqe’ lineup changes and life events that caused a lot of pitfalls in their development. Their passion never slowed though and Accidental President used these challenges as motivation to build something spectacular that is now ready for the world to hear. The Sydney, Australia based band has formed their own brand of hard rock mixed heavily with goth and metal influences. Adding to their intrigue and performance,… Continue reading