NOVELISTS FR – new album out 24 Jan

Modern progressive metal outfit NOVELISTS FR will release their upcoming album »C’est La Vie«, which will be available on the 24th of January 2020 via Arising Empire. NOVELISTS FR started early 2013 when Florestan and Amael Durand met former A Call To Sincerity members Matteo Gelsomino, Nicolas Delestrade and Charles-Henri Teule. Starting strong with the release of 6 singles, one every two months, which created the foundations for a strong and loyal fanbase from the get-go, NOVELISTS FR then released their debut album on Arising Empire in November 2015. After touring Europe extensively with bands like For Today, Breakdown of… Continue reading

H.E.A.T – Come Clean

“H.E.A.T II” is the first album by Swedish hard rock sensation H.E.A.T to be produced entirely by the band – with Jona Tee and Dave Dalone as producers. This album goes back to the band’s beginnings, redefining the raw H.E.A.T sound – a sound that oozes classic rock coolness paired with the snotty confidence of one of rock and roll’s most talented bands today. “This is what we would sound like if we made a debut album 2019, hence the title.” “H.E.A.T II” will be released on February 21, 2020 via earMUSIC. “H.E.A.T II” will be available as CD Digipak,… Continue reading

DIABULUS IN MUSICA – The Misfit’s Swing

 Travel through time and dance to the rhythm of “The Misfit’s Swing” with the second powerful single from DIABULUS IN MUSICA’s upcoming album, Euphonic Entropy, out on February 14 via Napalm Records! An anthem for those abandoned and misunderstood, “The Misfit’s Swing” – was musically inspired by the swing-fever of the 1930s. It takes the listener into the mind of the titular outcast, who rejects the conformist norms and instead attempts to embrace their own uniqueness. Despite the struggles the misfits face every day, they still strive for freedom from compromises and judging glances, aiming at appreciation of these personal differences and realization of self-worth. This emotional… Continue reading

IGORRR – VERY NOISE

Igorrr will release their new album, Spirituality And Distortion, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of the record, a video for the new single, “Very Noise” can be seen at: metalblade.com/Igorrr – where Spirituality And Distortion can be pre-ordered in the following formats: – digipak-CD – box set (digipak CD, pink vinyl, cassette, 48-page artbook, puzzle, pendant – EU exclusive -limited to 1000 copies) – “Magma” – red / black marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 1100 copies) – “Smoke” – clear w/ black smoke vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 300 copies) – “Ink” – black w/ white edge… Continue reading

KONVENT – Puritan Masochism

Copenhagen’s rising death doom outfit, KONVENT, is set to release their highly anticipated debut album, Puritan Masochism, on January 24 via Napalm Records. Only a few days ahead of its official release, the band has just premiered another brutal-sounding appetizer with a brand new video! The Danish collective, founded in 2015, stoically trudges through the blackest mires – following in the footsteps of Mythic, Paradise Lost, Skepticism and Winter, who all unleashed the bleakest horror on mankind in the early 90s. Rikke Emilie List`s guttural vocals and tenacious riffing combined with menacingly heavy production make the debut by these four… Continue reading

Khymera – Walk Away

While Khymera started out as an alliance between Italian producer/musician Daniele Liverani and then Kansas singer Steve Walsh, it developed into a regular project when bassist and producer Dennis Ward (also a member of Magnum since summer 2019, ex-Pink Cream 69) entered the fold. Dennis had always sung backing vocals in his bands, so was more than willing to take on the lead singer role on the Khymera albums ‘A New Promise’ (2005), ‘The Greatest Wonder’ (2008) and ‘The Grand Design’ (2015). The project has been on hiatus ever since, but Dennis is now returning with a brand new album entitled ‘Master of Illusions’, which is… Continue reading

Joviac – Straws

Finnish progressive metal band Joviac is set to release their second album “Here And Now” on April 3rd 2020 by Inverse Records. Viljami Wenttola’s comments about the track: “Straws is probably the song that I’m most proud of on the album. It balances on a razor’s edge between pop and progressive metal, borrowing catchy and simple elements from the former and mixing them with memorable and nuanced elements from the latter. I learned a lot while writing this song, and it somehow pushes all of my buttons in just the right ways. The song deals with the harrowing experience of having a… Continue reading

GRANDE ROYALE – OUT OF GAS

Grande Royale releases a music video for their single “Out of Gas”. The single is taken from their album “Take It Easy”, released in September last year on The Sign Records. The music video is made by Carl Stenlöv. ‘Take It Easy‘ is the latest album by Grande Royale. The album holds eleven tracks of Scandinavian rock with a strong southern influence, music that speaks the universal language of rock. The album mixes things up by adding brass, soul choirs to the guitar filled music. ‘Take It Easy‘ is the fourth studio album by Grande Royale, and succeeds the live… Continue reading

Wombbath – A Vulgar Declaration

WOMBBATH, one of the oldest Swedish Death Metal bands still active, are back with a brand new album! “Choirs Of The Fallen”  will be released on March 6th 2020 via Soulseller Records on CD, limited vinyl versions and digitally. WOMBBATH’ fourth full-length is the first one featuring their revamped line-up and was mixed by Tomas Skogsberg at the legendary Studio Sunlight. The cover artwork was created by Benny Moberg (Sufficiently Studios). Refuel your chainsaws and check out the new banger “A Vulgar Declaration” at these locations: https://soulsellerrecords.bandcamp.com/album/choirs-of-the-fallen Continue reading

GODTHRYMM – The Sea As My Grave

Doom metal trio GODTHRYMM have unveiled new single ‘The Sea As My Grave’ ahead of the release of their debut album Reflections on 14 February via Profound Lore. Stream on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/album/7D2f7I2JlIybkxQrs5nteR Pre-order the album here: https://profoundlorerecords.bandcamp.com/album/reflections GODTHRYMM, featuring vocalist/guitarist Hamish Glencross (ex-My Dying Bride, Vallenfyre, Solstice), drummer Shaun Taylor-Steels (ex-My Dying Bride, Anathema), and bassist Bob Crolla, arrive with riffs as gargantuan as the pedigree behind their band members. ‘The Sea As My Grave’, a mournful lament with crushing waves of titanic riffs and pounding drums, punctuated with ghostly leads and sombre vocals, is the latest single taken from forthcoming new album Reflections, a mammoth slab of heavy, anguished, yet pummelling traditional doom that harks back to… Continue reading