WARKINGS – ft. The Queen of the Damned – Odin’s Sons

Driving war drums pave the way for the Vikings’ return to the battlefield with untamed will and power. The horns call for the WARKINGS – and they answer with a force capable of ending the world as all mortals know it. With growling battle cries and the brutal vocals of the Queen Of The Damned, the WARKINGS withstand the bloodthirsty furor, in which the demons of the realms of obscurity seek revenge. The mighty WARKINGS hail to the Northern Gods and rise above as “Odin’s Sons”, to leave none of their enemies unslain. This hard-hitting anthem pushes the march against the underworld ahead – Revenge is near! A new… Continue reading

REALIZE – Disappear

Arizona’s REALIZE channel Godflesh, Nailbomb, and Meathook Seed with their new album Machine Violence, assembling an abrasive and hyper-aggressive take on industrial metal. The band, featuring Kyle Kennedy (Sex Prisoner), Matt Underwood (Sex Prisoner) and Matt Mutterperl (North and Languish), amalgamate crushing metal riffs with driving, yet often unorthodox industrial rhythms and dissonant noise. Machine Violence is out September 25th on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical pre-orders are available and Digital Downloads/Streaming . The pace of Machine Violence is unrelenting throughout. REALIZE tackles stark themes such as isolation, altered reality, simulations, and anxiety, taking inspiration from science fiction writers such as Phillip K Dick and Frederik Pohl. Redefining “heavy”, tracks such… Continue reading

BLEED AGAIN – Survive

BLEED AGAIN have returned to the fold with a mesmerising new single, Survive, which is already picking up strong rotation on Kerrang! Radio. The single is out now and the band have also just released the video. This highly rated metalcore crew, who take cues from Metallica, Killswitch Engage, Hatebreed and Architects, have fastidiously honed their craft with extensive live shows and countless rehearsals. Coming at you from the South Coast, BLEED AGAIN were originally conceived in the late 2000’s, yet it wasn’t until 2015 before the band began to pick up prominent attention. Supports shows with the likes of… Continue reading

Shatter Brain – “Lorem Ipsum” Isolation Performance Video

Adelaide based metal combo Shatter Brain are proud to present their new amazing video for “Lorem Ipsum”, track taken from “Pitchfork Justice” out via Wormholedeath / The Orchard / Aural Music Group. The video has been shot during the coronavirus pandemic isolation period. In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, Shatter Brain exploited the magic of video conferencing software to live-stream a performance while each member was self-isolating in their own home. Some of the band’s friends from the Adelaide metal scene joined the conference call to help with sound, lighting, and…uh, stage management…. “Lorem Ipsum” lyrically is a commentary on the spread of misinformation and uninformed opinions that has been… Continue reading

Accidental President – Last Breath

Vilified? Misrepresented? Wrongly accused? Falsely judged? Resented for making a stand? Attacked for challenging injustice? Ignored for challenging the status quo? Mocked for being different? Betrayed by your family? Rejected by your friends? Blocked by tradition & vested interests?…..“Fight till the last breath”. (Inspired by The Hunt (2012) Starring Mads Mikkelsen). „Last Breath“ is taken from the current self-titled debut album by ACCIDENTAL PRESIDENT which was released via Tunecore earlier this month. Continue reading

MAD DOGS – Postcard From Nowhere

October 16th will see Rock ‘n’ Roll maniacs MAD DOGS release their hotly anticipated upcoming full length record, titled “We Are Ready To Testify”, with Go Down Records. Kick ass Rock ‘n’ Roll music with a true love for Garage sounds, all wrapped up in a 70s’ atmosphere – Italy’s very own MAD DOGS are known for their high energetic and powerful sound, swinging grooves and fuzzy guitar virtuosity. Just recently premiered with Total Rock, listen to “Postcard From Nowhere”, the second single from the upcoming new album by MAD DOGS, streaming here. Says the band about the song: “When… Continue reading

DarWin – FUTURE HISTORY (Featuring Simon Phillips, Billy Sheehan, Greg Howe & Matt Bissonette)

Following the release of debut album “Origin Of Species” in early 2019, DarWin releases a new single, “Nightmare Of My Dreams”, on the 14th August 2020. The epic 7 plus minute “Nightmare Of My Dreams” builds on the themes set out by DarWin on “Origin Of Species”. The announcement of the first single will coincide with the release of the first album track, “Future History”. Both songs are taken from the forthcoming album, “DarWin 2: A Frozen War”, which will be released later in 2020. Once more DarWin has assembled a stunning ensemble of musicians. “DarWin II: A Frozen War”… Continue reading

God Module – Hindsight (IRIS Mix)

A dark electronic act originally founded in Florida two decades ago, God Module has been the solo project of band founder and mastermind Jasyn Bangert since 2003. Over the course of nine studio albums and a number of EP releases, he has brought the sounds of his childhood dreams to life as musical nightmares, tearing apart all the old electro-gothic-industrial cliches and stitching them back together with the addition of harsh techno and darkwave elements to create a constantly mutating soundtrack. Blending themes of emotional horror and introspection with driving, dark yet danceable EBM, 2019’s ‘The Unsound’ was a standout… Continue reading

Moot – I Want to Be Like Clint Eastwood

MOOT release their new single ‘I Want To Be Like Clint Eastwood’, out now on Riot Records. Delivering a restrained-yet-moody vibe, Australian garage punk act MOOT pay homage to Clint Eastwood in a Sex Pistols meets The Good, The Bad and The Ugly kind of way. Latest single, I Want To Be Like Clint Eastwood is the follow up to their recent single I Hate Hippies – MOOT’s comment on the image-conscious hipster. The one that puts on the “I’m in touch with the earth and wellness” schtick, but really, it’s just mummy and daddy financing a self-absorbed arrogant hypocrite.Driving into the territory occupied by the Dead Kennedys,… Continue reading

WACKEN OPEN AIR 2021 – Is officially sold out!

The metal scene is standing strong, even though this year’s festival summer got cancelled due to the current Covid-19 situation. 75,000 tickets for the Wacken Open Air 2021 are sold and therefore the festival is officially sold out! After this year’s cancellation, ticket holders were offered varied options to exchange their tickets: a voucher, a donation ticket, a new ticket for 2021 or getting the money back. More than 90% of the visitors exchanged their tickets to the following year. Meanwhile all remaining tickets were given away via waiting lists and a fair lottery procedure, as the festival organizers have just announced. The first artists… Continue reading