Coilguns – Millennials

Our dear colleagues of VISIONS magazine et. al. are presenting the brand new video entitled “Millenials” in GAS territory. The song is to be found on the same titled “Millenials” album, which will be released on 23rd March via Hummus / Plastic Head. On March 23rd Coilguns will release “Millennials” on Hummus Records. “Millennials” is a violent and over-the-top distorted record, born in a completely saturated scene and produced by four hyperactive fellows, who for obscure reasons decided few years ago not to work a full time boring job but to invest their money, time and mental health in heavy underground music. One … Continue reading

Fathoms – Slip Away

Brighton bruisers FATHOMS have comprehensively toured throughout the UK and Europe, as well as undertaking successful tours in the USA, China, South Korea and Japan. The fivesome’s current and last album, Counter Culture, is bursting from the seams with stocky NuMetal-esque riffs, rap crossovers, immense choruses, and contagious grooves. Their final video, Slip Away – can be viewed here. Next month,the UK heavyweights bid farewell, and honour their successes in a final send-off tour for their already hearty fanbase. The band put out this announcement on their Facebook page: “When we started this band at the end of 2010 we … Continue reading

Tankard – “Hymns For The Drunk”

Tankard – “Hymns For The Drunk” (AFM Records) Although regarded as one of the big 4 of Teutonic Thrash, Germany’s Tankard are probably one of the most unlikely candidates especially when considering their more fearsome peers in Sodom, Kreator and Destruction! Formed at school when the lads used to smuggle their beer in milk cartons (!), not to mention their name unmistakably taken from the english translation for a beer mug, Tankard have stuck true to their roots for the last 35 years in playing catchy thrash songs almost singularly dedicated to their one true love: booze! Often overlooked in … Continue reading

Leaves’ Eyes – “Sign Of The Dragonhead”

Leaves’ Eyes – “Sign Of The Dragonhead” (AFM Records) With the fireworks about Liv Kristine’s departure set to take legal form, Leaves’ Eyes have wasted no time in finding a replacement – Finnish soprano vocalist Elina Siirala, who is also the front woman for Angel Nation and second cousin to Nightwish’s own Tuomas Holopainen! With a series of festival shows already under her belt including Hammersonic in Indonesia in font of 20,000 metal heads, now comes the true test in mettle, namely this follow up to “King Of Kings”, continuing the saga of Norway’s Harald I. Right off I’d say there … Continue reading

Audrey Horne – “Blackout”

Audrey Horne – “Blackout” (Napalm Records) With their name unmistakably taken from David Lynch’s cult 90s drama “Twin Peaks”, Audrey Horne is the 70s classic rock alter ego for Norwegian musicians better known for their heavier and in some cases more extreme bands like Enslaved and Sahg! Formed in 2002 by vocalist Torkjell Rød (Sylvia Wane), the band have released 5 prior albums, so clearly are onto a winning formula and “Blackout” proves it across 10 catchy tracks soaked in 70s hard rock riffs and grooves that will only have you clamoring for more! Man, if you like classic Thin … Continue reading

Heidevolk – “Vuur Van Verzet”

Heidevolk – “Vuur Van Verzet” (Napalm Records) If you thought that Gelderland was a mythical place from a Heath Ledger movie then think again, not only does it exist even today, but it’s also the home to Dutch folk metallers Heidevolk, whose name is inspired by the forested Veluwe area of that province! As you can imagine, its the stuff of warrior legends and ancient culture which defines Heidevolk’s releases and this 6th album is indeed no different. With an album cover befitting its battlefield title that literally translates into ‘fire of resistance’, opener ‘Ontwaakt’ means ‘awaken’ and tells the … Continue reading

White Wizzard – “Infernal Overdrive”

White Wizzard – “Infernal Overdrive” (M-Theory Audio) 2013 was not a good year for White Wizzard. After a near disintegration of the band through just about everything from personnel issues to being dropped by their label, many thought it would be the last we would hear from the band that was ironically formed as a counter reaction to the screamo music that was prevalent in the LA scene around 2007. Pretty much an instant hit with their traditional 80s heavy metal meets 70s hard rock and prog, White Wizzard signed to Earache, toured the US and UK and along the way … Continue reading

Night Demon – “Darkness Remains – Expanded Edition”

Night Demon – “Darkness Remains – Expanded Edition” 2CD (Steamhammer / SPV) If you thought that NWOBHM was dead then tell that to the boys in Night Demon – who must’ve thought it moved to sunny California instead ha ha! Honestly, I can understand old headbangers like myself still yearning to hear this stuff cos we grew up on it, but it speaks bounds that generations down the line, bands like Night Demon are not only fans of it, but actually want to play the style – and do it all so well an’ all. Frontman Jarvis Leatherby not only … Continue reading

PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS – Welcome To Hell

 PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS, led by the legendary long time MOTÖRHEAD guitarist, have released a brand new single and video for ‘Welcome To Hell’. The track is the second single taken from the band’s upcoming debut album, The Age Of Absurdity, out on January 26th. The band are also pleased to announce that they will be supporting Ugly Kid Joe on their 5-date UK run in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of ‘Americas Least Wanted’. Dates as follows: April 17th – Manchester Academy April 18th – The Garage, Glasgow April 19th – O2 Institute Birmingham April 20th – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London … Continue reading

THERION – TRAILER #2

On February 9th, THERION can finally unveil their monumental opera project, Beloved Antichrist, presenting a complex story with 27 different vocal roles and a playing time of over three hours! Today, the band launches their second album trailer, in which band leader Christofer Johnsson explains why he chose Vladimir Soloviev’s “Short Tale Of The Antichrist” as initial inspiration for his story and how his own plot differs from the one in the philosophical Russian novel. Beloved Antichrist is now available for pre-order: http://nblast.de/BelovedAntichrist THERION will embark on a pan-European tour shortly before the new album release, which will take them … Continue reading