EPICA – ABYSS OF TIME (OFFICIAL DRUM PLAYTHROUGH)

Dutch Symphonic Metal Giants EPICA just announced the release of their new album “Omega”, out on February 26th 2021 via Nuclear Blast. “Omega” is the band’s first studio album in five years. Last Friday, EPICA have also released the first single and video clip from the album, titled ‘Abyss Of Time’, which was viewed on YouTube over a million times within its first week. Today, EPICA reveal a drum playthrough video of ‘Abyss Of Time’. Drummer Ariën van Weesenbeek comments: “Here’s the drum playthrough from the abyss!! During the shooting, I hit and kicked the crap out of my kit for a fat… Continue reading

Gaia Epicus – Gods Of Metal (feat Tim Ripper Owens & Mike Terrana)

Gaia Epicus released the first single from the upcoming album last thursday 15th october 2020. The song is called Gods Of Metal and is taken from the new album “Seventh Rising”. The song features Tim Ripper Owens (Judas priest, Iced earth) and Mike Terrana (Rage, Masterplan, Axel Rudi Pell, Yngwie Malmsteen). This is the follow-up to the band’s latest album Alpha & Omega which was released in December 2018. The new album is the seventh studio album from Gaia Epicus and it will contain 11 tracks. Release is expected by the end of 2020. Continue reading

The Great Kat – Beethoven’s Egmont Overture for Guitar, Actor and Symphony Orchestra

The Great Kat’s 1568 period piece music video begins with Egmont’s famous last words, screamed in German before he is beheaded: “I die for freedom. Fall joyfully, as I give you an example!” Based on real-life events that occurred during the Eighty Years’ War in the Netherlands in 1568, Egmont, a Count and Dutch warrior protests against the Inquisition. At the request of the King of Spain, the despotic Duke of Alba meets Egmont at dinner, whereupon Egmont is immediately arrested and charged with religious heresy, a crime punishable by death. Egmont is dragged away to a dungeon where he is cruelly tortured and ridiculed. As… Continue reading

CADAVER – Reborn

Back with a vengeance and hell-bent on destruction, Norwegian death metallers, CADAVER, are back in business and ready to reign. Edder & Bile, the first full length from this band’s new incarnation of Anders Odden’s original, extreme metal vision, will be released on November 27th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band releases the music video for the second single, “Reborn”. Anders Odden comments, “’Reborn’ is one of those songs that just jumps out and grabs you as a listener. The way nothing in the song repeats is a symbol of time itself. The lyrics are about not being afraid of who you are and that you should claim your own… Continue reading

MAJESTICA – Ghost Of Christmas Past

In 2019 the Swedish power metal heroes MAJESTICA released their debut album “Above The Sky” and it became a huge success within the metal community. Now in 2020 they are back with not only a new album, but a special treat for their fans: a Christmas musical power metal album entitled “A Christmas Carol”. It’s pure symphonic power metal in the true MAJESTICA spirit along with elements inspired by the likes of  TWILIGHT FORCE,  RHAPSODY, ALAN SILVESTRI, DANNY ELFMAN and JOHN WILLIAMS. Today, the band have released a video for the first single, titled ‘Ghost Of Christmas Past’. Chris David comments: “If you know the story of ”A Christmas Carol” I think the title ’Ghost of Christmas Past’,… Continue reading

HEAVY FEATHER – Bright In My Mind

Heavy Feather are finally back with their new single “Bright in My Mind”, out everywhere on Friday, October 23, 2020. The single is the first taste of their upcoming sophomore album ‘Mountain of Sugar’, to be released by The Sign Records in spring 2021. 60’s and 70’s rock influences and amazing vocals from blues singer Lisa Lystam are at the core of the new release. “Bright in my Mind” is the first single from Heavy Feather’s upcoming sophomore album. A roots rock single oozing with a 70’s sound and feel, filled with attitude and raw vocals from blues singer Lisa… Continue reading

IRON MASK – One Against All

IRON MASK’s new video & single ‘One Against All’ is out now, the second track taken from upcoming new album ‘Master Of Masters’, out 4th December on AFM Records. The first taste from the new Iron Mask album sees the band return with a real crowd-pleaser. ‘Tree Of The World’ has slight celtic influences, galloping drums and a jaw-dropping solo courtesey of the guitar wizard and main man Dushan Petrossi. A true Metal Anthem! There’s not only Odin when it comes to mythology and pagans gods, there’s also Svarog, God of gods and all slavic people. The world tree carries… Continue reading

MITOCHONDRIAL SUN – Pulsar 2

February 2020 seen former Dark Tranquillity guitarist, Niklas Sundin, debut his critically acclaimed, self-titled solo album, and his first public foray into different musical realms. Now, the multi-instrumentalist returns with his sophomore, full-length offering from MITOCHONDRIAL SUN, titled “Sju Pulsarer”, and which is set to be released on November 13, 2020 via the Italian label Argonauta Records. While the core of the music still is electronic and instrumental, MITOCHONDRIAL SUN’s new album displays a very different and probably more “black metal” aspect of the project. If the first album mainly consisted of quiet meditations on space and time, “Sju Pulsarer” (Swedish for “Seven… Continue reading

DEMONICAL – Slipping Apart (feat. Nils Patrik Johansson)

In anticipation of tomorrow’s release date of DEMONICAL’s sixth studio album “World Domination”, the Swedish death metallers unveil a brand new video for the song “Slipping Apart”, featuring guest vocals from heavy metal singer Nils Patrik Johansson (Astral Doors, ex-Civil War). The new album “World Domination” will be available on October 23rd via Agonia Records. The record is available in physical and digital formats at this location. “World Domination” is a gateway to old and new DEMONICAL. The band’s sixth album marks the debut for vocalist Christofer Sätderdal and the return for original drummer Ronnie Bergerstål (2006-2011, 2019-present). There are no major changes to the band’s proven formula of brutal, melodic and… Continue reading

JAKOB MIND – WATCH THE CITY BURN

Jakob Mind release the single and music video ”Watch the City Burn” on Friday, October 23, 2020. The single is the first taste of Rotten Mind singer/vocalist Jakob Arvidsson‘s newly established solo project. During the spring of 2021, his debut album ’The One Who Got Away‘ will be released on Lövely Records. Jakob Arvidsson, mostly known as the singer and vocalist of punk outfit Rotten Mind, has once again teamed up with Lövey Records. This time, the two has joined forces to release an album with Jakob‘s newly established solo project, entitled Jakob Mind. On April 16, 2021, his debut… Continue reading