GRUESOME – Choke On It ’91

GRUESOME, Florida’s modern purveyors of old-school death metal have shared a cover of Death’s “Choke On It” off their legendary Leprosy album. The song is a “Humanized” reworking of the classic track which drummer Gus Rios elaborated on below. “This is a true homage from apprentice to master for me! The idea was to reinterpret this song as if Sean Reinert had recorded it, though I’ve always been very vocal about my adoration of Bill Andrew’s more simple but solid style, so obviously NO disrespect there! This is simply a fun reworking of what I consider to be one of … Continue reading

Dew Scented – new drummer!

Multinational Thrashers DEW-SCENTED have announced a new drummer to their ranks. Comments singer Leif Jensen: “We are excited to announce Marc Dzierzon as new drummer for Dew-Scented. As you might have noticed, we have been going back and forth with session drummer options (Thanks a lot again, Michiel and Uwe…you both rule!) since Koen left the fold at the end of 2015. We were checking for the right match not only for shows, but also to work on new material with us, handle recording duties and then also perform those tracks live in the future. The search is now over!

Harlott – “The Penitent”

On April 7th, Australian Thrashers HARLOTT will release their new album ‘Extinction’ worldwide via Metal Blade Records! HARLOTT return with a harrowing offering of Thrash Metal, and a bleak interpretation of mankind’s future. A blistering assault of speed and aggression awaits those who endure ‘Extinction’ as well as a reverent journey into the power and force that is Metal.

Necromancing the Stone – “Ritualistic Demise”

Necromancing the Stone – featuring current/former members of Arsis (James Malone, guitars), The Absence (Jeramie Kling, drums), The Black Dahlia Murder (Ryan “Bart” Williams, bass) and Brimstone Coven (guitarist Justin Wood and vocalist “Big” John Williams) – is currently on tour with label-mates Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, and Allegaeon for a special USA trek that celebrates Metal Blade Records’ 35th anniversary.

Fates Warning – “Fata Morgana (Live at Keep It True XIX)”

Legendary progressive metal act FATES WARNING celebrated the 30th anniversary of their third album, ‘Awaken the Guardian’, in 2016. To celebrate this milestone, Jim Matheos (guitar) reassembled the ‘Awaken the Guardian’-era lineup for two special festival appearances last year: Keep it True XIX and Prog Power USA XVII. Fortunately for fans that were not able to attend, each show was filmed and recorded in its entirety for the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray, ‘Awaken the Guardian Live’, out April, 28th via Metal Blade Records!

Trial – “Motherless”

On April 7th, Swedish Heavy Metallers TRIAL (swe) will release their new album ‘Motherless’ worldwide via Metal Blade Records! ‘Motherless’ is one of the most original Heavy Metal albums in a long time. TRIAL (swe) have refined their sound and are one of the most non-conform acts you can find in today’s Heavy Metal.

KOBRA AND THE LOTUS – You Don’t Know

It’s been three years since Kobra And The Lotus’ last studio album High Priestess was released back in 2014. The time since has not been wasted; with their third album under their belt, and completing multiple tours worldwide (with the likes of Kamelot, Sonata Arctica, Black Label Society, and Fear Factory to name just a few), their path of self-discovery has led them to this most important moment in their career.

THE DOOMSDAY KINGDOM – Getting Ready For The Road

On April 7th, the selftitled debut album of THE DOOMSDAY KINGDOM will descend upon mankind and unveil eight haunting doom metal tracks with a pinch of NWOBHM. Today, the band’s mastermind Leif Edling (CANDLEMASS, AVATARIUM) shows the fourth video blog, in which he speaks about the the very first live performance of the band happening next month at Roadburn – and how it feels to hold a bass in his hands again after a break of almost three years!

JINJER – Pisces (Live Session)

This is not just an ordinary music video premiere! Ukraine based JINJER have decided to release the track “Pisces” off of their latest effort “King Of Everything” (2016, Napalm Records) in support of their upcoming tour as special live session video!