AMBERIAN DAWN – United

AMBERIAN DAWN have just released their first single, “United”, from the upcoming album, Looking For You, along with a lyric video that takes the listener to a futuristic world of the 80’s and synthesizer music, mixed with familiar metal sounds. “United” and its detailed lyric video reflect the deeper meaning of the album concept. The song combines elaborate arrangements with glorious, majestic melodies, while the lyrics proclaim an unambiguous statement: “We’re all together and we are standing tall. United we stand, Divided we fall” AMBERIAN DAWN will release their eighth studio album, Looking For You, on January 31st 2020 and enter a new,… Continue reading

SKYBLOOD – The Not Forgotten

 After lending his distinctive voice to bands like Candlemass, Therion, Krux, Yngwie Malmsteen and At Vance for decades, Swedish heavy metal icon Mats Leven will release his first solo-album ever! Under the name of Skyblood, the self-titled debut album will be seeing the light of day on November 22nd via Napalm Records. Skyblood just recently debuted a first single and lyric video for The Voice, and today, Leven is sharing another epic track from Skyblood’s debut, which he calls, “A very personal song that required a personal video to go with it.”  Watch Skyblood’s brand new video for the… Continue reading

Ofdrykkja – The Swan

 Revered Swedish experimental black-metal band OFDRYKKJA has returned from the bleak abyss to release their third full-length album, Gryningsvisor, on November 29th with AOP Records. Formed eight years ago out of necessity to cope with agonizing depression, debilitating addiction and endless pain, OFDRYKKJA has seen the light amongst the darkness for their latest record, which translates to “Ballads At Dawn.” After years of self-inflicted turmoil and suffering, the trio has found solace in healing and self-reflection which is heard on their latest evolution, Gryningsvisor. Commenting on the track, vocalist/gutiarist Drabbad says, “This song symbolizes many different things for me. It symbolizes beauty and sorrow, life and death. Ever since I… Continue reading

Wolcensmen – The Swans of Gar’s Edge

The mesmerizing and unique project of Winterfyllet’s guitarist Dan Capp, Wolcensmen, is out with the new single “The Swans of Gar’s Edge” today! This is the third single off Wolcensmen’s sophomore album “Fire in the White Stone”, released via Indie Recordings on Sep 20th. The album has been critically acclaimed as “epic” and “one of the best folk-metal albums of the year”. Enjoy the piece of this magnificent creation – listen to the single HERE! Dan Capp of Wolcensmen has commented: “The Swans of Gar’s Edge is one of the album’s more otherworldly songs – beginning with a sense of fragility, washed up and alone on unfamiliar frozen shores; Then building to… Continue reading

RINGS OF SATURN – GIDIM Album Details Part 1

 Alien themed tech-death masters, RINGS OF SATURN, arrive back on the scene to release their fifth full-length studio album. ‘Gidim’will be released on October 25th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, Lucas Mann and Joel Omans discuss the details surrounding the new album. Watch as they speak about the album cover, the new line-up, the recording process and the musicians featured on the album. Watch the album trailer here Pre-order ‘Gidim’ in the format of your choice, as well as merchandise, here: http://www.nuclearblast.com/ros-gidim Pre-order the album digitally to receive ‘The Husk’ instantly (via Amazon and iTunes only!) or pre-save it via Spotify, Apple Music & Deezer: https://nblast.de/RINGSOFSATURNpreSave Listen to ‘The Husk’ in the NB… Continue reading

The Last Internationale – “Freedom Town”

The Last Internationale is thrilled to announce the release of their brand new studio album “Soul On Fire” on 8th November 2019. To coincide with the record announcement, the duo will launch the first single “Freedom Town” on 11th October 2019. The studio record follows their critically acclaimed debut album “We Will Reign” released in 2014, and it bears five years of human struggles within a thankless industry. Self-produced in the Estudios de Bandeira in Portugal, “Soul On Fire” features twelve powerfully intense rock driven -tracks and sees Joey Castillo (Queens of The Stone Age) on drums. Each song is… Continue reading

Edge Of Forever – “Native Soul”

Sporting a dynamic line-up that features founding member, producer, singer and keyboard player Alessandro Del Vecchio, guitarist Aldo Lonobile (Secret Sphere), bass player Nik Mazzucconi (Labyrinth) and drummer Marco Di Salvia (Hardline), Edge Of Forever are back with their long awaited fourth album, ‘Native Soul’. Easily their strongest record to date, it recalls the heavier yet still melodic sound of their acclaimed debut album. Originally formed by Del Vecchio in 2002, the band released the albums ‘Feeding The Fire’ (2004, produced by Marcel Jacob [Yngwie Malmsteen, Talisman]) and ‘Let The Demon Rock ’n’ Roll’ (2005, produced by Bobby Barth [Axe, Blackfoot]. Both of these… Continue reading

PIST – If I Was You…

Riff juggernaut Pist who release new album ‘Hailz’ on 8th November through APF Records (Mastiff, Battalions, BongCauldron, Desert Storm) have shared a guitar playthrough video for new single ‘If I Was You…’. Filmed in association with Blackstar Amplification, guitarist John Nicholson describes the track as, “The fastest and most extreme song from the album, this was written shortly after seeing Uada in Nottingham which turned out to be a big influence for us.” The Bury, Lancashire based quartet’s new album ‘Hailz’ features 7 tracks that see them taking a step away from the stoner-doom label they were tagged with. Formed in… Continue reading

BLIND GUARDIAN TWILIGHT ORCHESTRA – Singing The ‘Legacy Of The Dark Lands’

Promising to be one of the most ambitious projects in metal history, BLIND GUARDIAN’s forthcoming release will be well worth the wait. The idea of recording an orchestral album originally formed in the minds of the two leading lights of the BLIND GUARDIAN universe – guitarist André Olbrich and singer Hansi Kürsch – during the 1990’s when BLIND GUARDIAN started to use orchestral elements to enhance their opulent sound. The monumental project started to take shape over recent years, and mirroring its epic sound cascades, the lyrical concept was developed. To create the concept, Andrè and Hansi worked alongside German bestselling author Markus Heitz, whose latest novel Die dunklen Lande was released on March 1st, 2019. The book is set… Continue reading