NIGHTBLADE – What’s Your Name?

Much praised alt-rockers NIGHTBLADE kick on with the launch of their imposing new album, Unknown Territories, out on Friday 24th September. The UK rock crew have also just released a stunning video for new single, What’s Your Name?, which is out now. Born in 2010, NIGHTBLADE have constantly expanded their audience thanks to their original take on alternative rock. The band’s debut album, Servant To Your Lair, triggered extensive touring and solid support from Metal Hammer magazine. NIGHTBLADE backed the release with 2013’s, Closer To The Threshold. The album picked up the backing of Powerplay, and also introduced the band… Continue reading

HYPOCRISY – Chemical Whore

With governments finally admitting that UFOs do in fact exist, and humanity attempting to heal from a state of the recent crisis, the timing couldn’t be more appropriate for the newest addition to the Hypocrisy catalogue – Worship will be released on November 26th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band releases a music video for the first single, Chemical Whore. Watch the music video created by NASTROE Production and Agata Nigrovskaya here. Peter Tägtgren comments, “We’ve been recording this album here and there for 2 years and now it’s done! Maybe it was waiting for the right time as… Continue reading

SUFFOCATION – Funeral Inception

New York death metal pioneers Suffocation have announced their new live album, Live In North America, which will be released on November 12th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band releases the track video for the first single, Funeral Inception. Watch the video featuring photographs taken by Jason Carlson, here. Terrance Hobbs comments, “We couldn’t be more excited to bring our fans our new live CD Live In North America featuring Frank Mullen’s last performances with Suffocation. We couldn’t think of a better way to wish Frank a fantastic farewell into retirement for all his contributions to this band as a great frontman, influence, and friend… Continue reading

VOKONIS – NULL & VOID

Swedish prog metal trio Vokonis launch ”Null & Void”. A stand-alone single, and the continuity of the band‘s latest, fourth studio album ”Odyssey”. Dynamic and experimental, the single further explores the depths of Vokonis‘ sound. The single features Per Wiberg (Spiritual Beggars, Opeth) on organ. Simon Ohlsson, vocalist and guitarist of Vokonis, comments: “Null & Void is a track we unfortunately had to leave out from ‘Odyssey’ due to the constraints of the LP-format. When we had to select which tracks that made it onto the album we all agreed on that it’s one of our favorite songs from the… Continue reading

Dødsdrift – Fährde

October 15th will see anonymous black metal collective Dødsdrift release their sophomore full-length record, titled “Ødnis”, via cult label Vendetta Records. Founded in 2018, in the northern climes of Germany, along the Baltic Sea, on “Ødnis” Dødsdrift invite the listener on a bleak & mesmerizing journey straight into the depths of the human being. Featuring ten tracks that are inspired by isolation, loss, war and the forces of nature, on their upcoming record Dødsdrift wear their hearts on sleeves and deliver an intense and moving black metal release not to be missed in 2021! In support of the new album,… Continue reading

MAJESTICA – Metal United

In 2019, the Swedish power metal band MAJESTICA released their debut album Above The Sky and swiftly followed it up with their Christmas musical album, A Christmas Carol, in late 2020. Both albums were a huge success in the metal community, but when the time finally came to present their music to live audiences, the COVID-19 pandemic hit and made all touring impossible. But it’s not only tours that were cancelled – two years in a row now, metal fans all over the world have had to go without summer festivals. Summer festivals are like the beating heart of metal itself, not to mention a main source of… Continue reading

RECKLESS LOVE – Outrun

The internationally acclaimed Finnish rock band RECKLESS LOVE, just recently signed to AFM Records, is releasing new music today: The single “Outrun” opens the gate for the band’s fifth studio album, which will be released early next year. The song is composed by Olli Herman and Pepe Reckless. Responsible for lyrics are Janne Rintala and Olli Herman. The synth wave-influenced rock song is accompanied by a brand new music video, directed by Pete Voutilainen. “Outrun was the first song we wrote for the upcoming fifth album, so I think it makes perfect sense that it’s also the first single cut from the… Continue reading

KHEMMIS – Living Pyre

Doomed heavy metal outfit KHEMMIS will make their long-awaited return this autumn with their fourth full-length album, Deceiver. Set to be released on November 19th via Nuclear Blast, their first record in over three years is their darkest release to date. Today, the band have also revealed a music video for the first single, Living Pyre. Living Pyre signifies far more than just the beginning of another musical endeavor for the band; it is a substantial benchmark for emotional struggle and growth. Guitarist/vocalist Ben Hutcherson comments: “When it comes to my own mental health, when I’m in a bad place,… Continue reading

CARL SENTANCE – Alright

CARL SENTANCE releases his new single ‘Alright’, out now on Drakkar Entertainment, new album ‘Electric Eye’ will be released on 19th Nov. ‘Alright’ is a thundering return from the voice of NAZARETH Carl Sentence. The first single of his new solo LP ‘Electric Eye’ is a perfect rock song that invites to sing along and headbang. The new album will hit the market November 19th, 2021. “Electric Eye” is the name of the new solo album by Carl Sentance (singer of NAZARETH). One thing is immediately clear when listening to the songs: Carl Sentance does not do things by halves. Each song goes… Continue reading

Bad Touch – Twenty Five Miles

Stepping into the brand-new Marshall Studio with legendary producer Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Gun, Feeder), Bad Touch have recorded a rocking cover of Edwin Starr’s soul classic Twenty-Five Miles. Bad Touch’s lead singer Stevie Westwood said ‘This was one of the most fun song’s we have recorded, putting a rock spin on such a classic Motown track we felt like we had a bit more freedom with where we could take it. It’s loud, it’s funky and most importantly; it’s got soul.” Released ahead of their November 2021 UK tour, Bad Touch were one of the first bands to enter the new state of the art Marshall Studio Recording Studio. The… Continue reading