ROYAL REPUBLIC – Hannes and Adam give us the lowdown on the band

Sweden’s four-man rock sensation and party machine ROYAL REPUBLIC are set to release their groove-laden and action-packed new album, Club Majesty on May 31st. Today, Hannes and Adam introduce the band to fans of Nuclear Blast and give them the lowdown on what the band sounds like. Pre-order Club Majesty below: Limited Edition Vinyl from Recordstore: http://nblast.de/ClubMajestyVinyl (inc signed insert) CD from Recordstore: http://nblast.de/ClubMajestyCD (inc signed insert) Digital Album from iTunes: http://nblast.de/RRClubMajestyIT The four-piece have a string of UK live dates planned for 2019 – kicking off with Download Festival on June 15th this summer, followed by an eleven date headline tour in October. You can read the… Continue reading

THE ABSENCE – Walking Shadows

 The Tampa, Florida-based melodic death metal group THE ABSENCE have premiered a lyric video for “Walking Shadows,” a previously unreleased track recorded during the sessions for their acclaimed 2018 comeback album “A Gift For The Obsessed.” The clip – which features vocalist Jamie Stewart and premiered yesterday via MetalInjection– can be seen at this location “Walking Shadows” – which can now be streamed on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp and other digital platforms – made its live debut last night during a headlining performance at the Tampa area-venue The Verona, which served as a kickoff show for a national tour that will see the… Continue reading

Pretty Wild – Superman

Hear the roar from the hardrock kings of the north. ”Superman” is the new single from Pretty Wild’s upcoming album ’Interstate 13‘ due out on Black Lodge Recordings on May 31, 2019. Swedish hardrock act Pretty Wild started their journey back in 2007. The road have been long since then and Pretty Wild have conquered their way through whole Europe and across the sea to the States delivering hardrock to their fans. Twelve years later they are releasing their third album “Interstate 13”. Pretty Wild have put all their energy, blood and sweet to this album by working two years… Continue reading

ALIEN WEAPONRY – Ahi Kā

ALIEN WEAPONRY have released the music video for their new single, “Ahi Kā”, which premiered last week over at Billboard. The song represents the first new material from the New Zealand based metal trio since releasing their 2018 debut album, Tū. Fans can check out the music video for “Ahi Kā” via the link below. The track is also featured on Adult Swim’s new, streaming-only compilation record Metal Swim 2. “Ahi Kā was inspired by the Auckland city council’s decision to burn down what was considered to be the unsightly indigenous Maori village of Okahu Bay in advance of Queen Elizabeth II’s… Continue reading

HEART OF A COWARD – On recording and writing the new album

Today, intrepid British metal quintet HEART OF A COWARD are talking and revealing facts about their upcoming fourth full-length album ‘The Disconnect’, which will be available on the 7th of June, 2019 via Arising Empire! HEART OF A COWARD: “We are so ready to unleash this album. This band is our creative release, so you can bet we’re itching to take these new tracks to the stage and give it everything we’ve got.” Back in March, the band premiered their first single off ‘The Disconnect’ via YouTube. ‘Drown In Ruin’ is now available on all digital streaming platforms. Pre-order the new album ‘The Disconnect’ here: https://HEARTOFACOWARD.lnk.to/TheDisconnect HEART OF A… Continue reading

BLACK SHEETS OF RAIN – Weight of Shadows

BLACK SHEETS OF RAIN mark Mental Health Awareness Week with the release of new single ‘Weight Of Shadows’ in aid of Ian’s Chain Charity. Rising UK Metal trio Black Sheets Of Rain have released their new single ‘Weight Of Shadows’, taken from their debut EP ‘In The Eye Of The Storm’, which is out now on W.A.R Productions. You can check out the lyric video for ‘Weight Of Shadows’ here: Weight Of Shadows talks about the experience of dealing with depression, and all proceeds from the download single (and 10% from every physical copy of the EP) will be donated to Ian’s… Continue reading

Carousel Kings – Monarch

CAROUSEL KINGS have released a soul-stirring new song, “Monarch,” from their upcoming full length album Plus Ultra, available on May 31, 2019. That same day, the Pennsylvania punks kick off the Plus Ultra Tour Phase 1 in Albany, NY with more dates to be announced soon. As the band packs their bags for the road, Alexander adds, “We are totally thrilled to get out there, do the work and show fans where CAROUSEL KINGS are at as we prepare to enter a new decade. Plus Ultra is the culmination of where this band came from and where we are going. And we hope to see you… Continue reading

HOLY TIDE – Exodus

International Heavy Metal band HOLY TIDE has revealed the first single called”Exodus”, taken from the upcoming debut album titled “Aquila” set for release on June 28th, 2019 via My Kingdom Music. The lyric-video was created with the talent of the gifted Sergio Monfrinotti for Adhiira Art who has perfectly captured the feelings of the song, in the visual art. Joe Caputo, mastermind of the project, comments: “Exodus” is one of the earliest tracks written for “Aquila”. It’s heavy, progressive, melodic and powerful at the same time and definitely it is a hymn to freedom, glory and redemption… chains can be broken… Continue reading

Chaos Magic feat. Caterina Nix – “Furyborn” feat. Tom Englund of Evergrey

Chaos Magic is centred around Chilean vocalist Caterina Nix. ‘Furyborn’ is the second album by her band, and this gem of a metal album has seen her work in collaboration with fellow Chilean producer, musician and singer Nasson. Having issued the song ‘Like Never Before’ as a single a month ago, its follow-up is the title track, which features a co-vocal performance by Tom S. Englund of Evergrey. Caterina says of the song: “We wrote it specifically for Tom’s voice and style, without even knowing if he would work with us. Thankfully, he liked it and said yes! We celebrated that day and it was an even bigger celebration… Continue reading

Trippy Wicked – Hark at You

 To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their album “Movin On” TRIPPY WICKED & THE COSMIC CHILDREN OF THE KNIGHT have just released “Hark At You”. Drummer Chris West commented “Hark at You was a song we were often playing live around the time of Movin On. I don’t remember if we’d already decided not to include it on the album by the time we were mixing but we treated the mix a little different to most of the others. It’s mostly mono guitar on the track with extra guitar/stereo stuff happening during the slower parts. The drums are also… Continue reading