The stunning beauty of FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE’s music video for ‘Monnalisa’ has not gone unnoticed: the visual masterpiece has been selected for this year’s British Horror Film Festival (November, 27th – 30th) line-up, in the category for ‘Short Movies’. The festival stated: “‘Monnalisa’, directed by Giovanni Bucci, is a visually stunning feast for the eyes, with atmospheres that normally belong to fashion films, paired with cinematic camera work and beautiful color grading.” Find more information about the festival here: https://filmfestivalguild.com/bhff-2020 Purchase/Stream the band’s latest album Veleno here: www.nuclearblast.com/fleshgodapocalypse-veleno Purchase Merchandise: https://shop.fleshgodapocalypse.com Continue reading

X Japan – Yoshiki: Under the Sky featuring Marilyn Manson, Scorpions

Los Angeles, November 20, 2020 — YouTube Originals revealed the first glimpse of “YOSHIKI: UNDER THE SKY”, a global livestream music documentary special. Presented by the acclaimed composer, drummer, and pianist, YOSHIKI, the live show will premiere on Wednesday, December 23 starting 8pm JST (3am PST). The star-studded special willfeature performances from world-renowned, cutting-edge artists including: Marilyn Manson, The Chainsmokers, St. Vincent, Nicole Scherzinger, Sugizo, Hyde, Jane Zhang, Lindsey Stirling, SixTONES, Scorpions, Sarah Brightman, and more. The YouTube Originals partnership with YOSHIKI joins a robust slate of music and personality-focused original series and specials featuring Ariana Grande, BTS, Demi Lovato,Justin… Continue reading


Dark Metal sensation LORD OF THE LOST just released a new official video for “We Were Young” featuring Heaven Can Wait Choir, cut from their latest classical ensemble album Swan Songs III. The heart-wrenching version includes intimate reminiscences from Chris Harms’ childhood and showcases a touching new facet of their bold universe. Told through genuine memories and clearly narrated through the style of a vintage Super8 camera, the audiovisual symbolizes the most personal output to date. The outstanding band proves once again that the greatest inspiration and the best director is life itself. “With the new video for ‘We Were Young’ I would like… Continue reading

Elvellon – Born From Hope

Napalm Records is delighted to welcome a promising and uprising symphonic metal star to its growing roster. Dive into impressive soundscapes and join the thrilling adventure: German firestarters ELVELLON have just inked a worldwide record deal with the premier rock and metal label. Since ELVELLON came to life in 2010, the four-piece played its way straight into the heart of a steadily growing fan base with a captivating symbiosis of orchestral arrangements, heavy riffs and the striking voice of Nele Messerschmidt on vocal duties. After releasing their self-recorded 5-track EP, Spellbound (2015), and being dubbed as “heroes of tomorrow” by… Continue reading

Dread Sovereign – Nature Is The Devil’s Church

On January 15th, Dread Sovereign will release their third full-length, Alchemical Warfare, via Metal Blade Records. For a first preview of the record, a video for the new single, “Nature Is The Devil’s Church”, can be viewed at: metalblade.com/dreadsovereign – where Alchemical Warfare can be pre-ordered in the following formats: – digipak-CD – 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive) – slate blue / grey marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies) – raisin rouge marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 150 copies) – gold / black dust vinyl (Kings Road exclusive – limited to 100 copies) – white / black… Continue reading

Orianthi – “Sorry”

The platinum-selling artist and world-class guitarist Orianthi has just issued a video for a song entitled ’Sorry’. The track is included on ‘O’, her long-awaited new album that was released on 6th November. Born in Australia, Orianthi was inspired to learn guitar as a youngster after discovering her father’s LP collection. She rose to international fame at the age of 24 after the release of her hit single, ‘According to You’, which itself had followed a high-energy performance backing Carrie Underwood at the 2009 Grammy Awards ceremony and a subsequent invitation from Michael Jackson to be the guitarist for his ill-fated… Continue reading

MY DYING BRIDE – Macabre Cabaret

Today, the kindred of Yorkshire raise the curtains: Their new MLP “Macabre Cabaret”, following the band’s highly acclaimed album “The Ghost Of Orion” (March 6th) is out today! Singer Aaron Stainthorpe states: “The latest offering from Yorkshire’s finest merchants of misery features new music composed in the style the band have made their own over three decades which continues their relevance within the scene today. Macabre Cabaret is as menacing and brooding as it is beautiful and melancholic with crushing guitar riffs sailing side by side with emotive piano pieces and vocals to suit all flavours. The stunning artwork captures… Continue reading

SCOUR – Propaganda

Extreme metal practitioners SCOUR today unleash new single ‘Propaganda’. The vicious track comes by way of the band’s anticipated release The Black EP, set to come out on Black Friday, November 27th. Anselmo comments: “We’ve all been inundated with propaganda over our entire lifetimes. The modern day is no different, and this song drives the point home. If I were to take a song like ‘5 Minutes Alone’ and cut it with clips of Steve Martin and Cheech & Chong, it would make about as much sense as the SCOUR ‘Propaganda’ video. A couple all time favourites, Boris Karloff and… Continue reading

MSG – Drilled To Kill

Michael Schenker has completed recording a brand new MSG album Immortal, which is set to be released via Nuclear Blast on January 29th 2021. The album title is a perfect statement describing Michael Schenker’s legacy and to celebrate his 50th anniversary as a musician. Today, the band has released a lyric video for their first single ‘Drilled To Kill’; a heavy up-tempo track which is also the opening song on the album. The track features the legendary PRIMAL FEAR singer Ralf Scheepers on vocals, whilst Michael Schenker and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Black Country Communion etc.) engage in an exciting battle of guitar vs. keyboard. Today, MSG also kicks off the pre-order for Immortal: http://nblast.de/MSG-Immortal The album was predominantly recorded at Kidroom Studio in Germany, with… Continue reading


When Diamond Head first released Lightning To The Nations 40 years ago in 1980, few could have predicted the importance it would carry with regards to heavy metal’s new wave and sound.  Stacked and packed with riffs, Lightning To The Nations would be one of the prime catalysts for a movement known as the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM). Re-imagined, re-recorded and re-born in 2020, Diamond Head’s forthcoming 40-year celebration of their genre-defining debut album is a scintillating shot of fresh metal energy.  With Lightning To The Nations 2020 nearing release, listeners will soon experience not only the rare phenomenon of crisp, fresh and new sounding songs… Continue reading