U.D.O. – Rising High

The German metal gods U.D.O. roll over us with a heavyweight made of steel and metal better than ever! On August 31st 2018 the new album “Steelfactory” will be released worldwide. With “Steelfactory” U.D.O return to their core competence, clearly influenced by their past shows with DIRKSCHNEIDER, the songs in their rousingly simple straightness have a hymn character, as it is only known from the past. “Steelfactory” has become a timeless metal album and thus the impressive statement of a master of his craft. With its earthy, punchy and handmade sound – with the participation of the Danish producer Jacob Hansen (among others Volbeat)… Continue reading

EPICA – The Writing Process

 Dutch symphonic metal giants EPICA are excited to release a covers EP for the highly successful “Attack On Titan” theme songs. With their legion of fans, ’Attack On Titan‘ have conquered both the print world with over 70 million copies, and anime sector with an adaption that is currently airing worldwide.  The EP entitled EPICA VS. Attack On Titan features metal covers of the anime‘s theme songs and will be released worldwide – outside of Japan – on July 20th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band releases the first trailer for EPICA VS. Attack On Titan Covers EP. Watch as guitarist Isaac Delahaye and keyboardist Coen Janssen discuss the journey of writing and… Continue reading

KATAKLYSM – Where the Enemy Sleeps

Montréal based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM released their brand new studio album, Meditations, through Nuclear Blast Records. A gift to the fans is the bonus DVD of the new album. This live DVD was filmed in Munich, Germany on the A Moment In Time tour on October 21, 2017. The DVD features the performance of the bands 2 classic albums, Shadows & Dust and Serenity in Fire in their entirety. The concert was captured by several cameras and recorded live in front of a full house of fans from around the world. Mixed by the band’s guitarist J-F Dagenais, the feature also includes interviews with the band members about that very special tour… Continue reading

Myrkur – UK Tour Dates

Renowned Danish composer and classically trained multi-instrumentalist, MYRKUR, announces headlining UK tour dates throughout December. A full list of confirmed tour dates is available below. Mareridt is available for purchase via Relapse.com and on all digital retail outlets . On Mareridt (translation: Nightmare), MYRKUR explores deeper into the mysterious and the feminine with 11 songs that further progress her visionary blend of metal with gorgeous, stirring melodies, dark folk passages, choral arrangements and superb, horrific beauty. The conceptual masterpiece includes lyrics in multiple languages, an unforgettable collaboration with Chelsea Wolfe and an array of special instrumentation including violin, mandola, folk drums, nyckelharpa (an ancient Swedish key… Continue reading

BLACK SPACE RIDERS – LoveLoveLove… (break the pattern of fear)

German Riffonauts BLACK SPACE RIDERS have just released the official video for “Lovelovelovelovelovelovelovelove Love (Break the Pattern Of Fear),” the first single from forthcoming album Amoretum Vol. 2. Pre-order Amoretum Vol. 2: www.blackspaceriders.com/shop blackspaceriders.bandcamp.com/album/amoretum-vol-2 The songs on Amoretum Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 were all written over a three-month period, and subsequently recorded and produced in a single rush of creativity. The band decided to release the more than two hours of music that came from their mid-2017 writing session in two different parts. As BLACK SPACE RIDERS’ 6th album, Amoretum Vol. 2 is a continuation – a second book – but it also exists as a completely autonomous work.… Continue reading

ASG – Execution Thirst

North Carolina riff-rockers ASG celebrate the release of their new album Survive Sunrise with the official video for “Lightning Song”! Watch the full video on YouTube and all digital streaming services . Additionally, ASG kicks off the Survive Sunrise Summer tour with a record release party tonight in Wilmington, NC. The tour continues on June 17 in Raleigh, NC and ends in Asheville, NC on June 30. Support provided by Lo Pan and Beitthemeans. ASG will also tour the UK in May for Desertfest and support dates with Weedeater. A full list of confirmed tour dates is available below. ASG’s sixth studio album Survive Sunrise is out now on CD/2xLP/Digital via Relapse Records.… Continue reading

THE SPIRIT – The Clouds of Damnation

Retro occult black metallers, THE SPIRIT have been making waves on the European underground scene since self-releasing a strictly limited version of their debut album Sounds From The Vortex. The band is now reissuing their icy black / death metal chimera through Nuclear Blast on August 10th. The seven virtuosic tracks by the quartet hailing from Germany pay tribute to the past, inducing nostalgia with their clashing melodies and authentically rough retro sound. Today, the band has released the first single from the album in the form of a lyric video. ‘The Clouds Of Damnation’ is a 7-minute burst of unfiltered emotions and fast-paced guitar… Continue reading

Astray Valley – Constellations

Astray Valley’s long awaited album “Unneth” is finally out via Wormholedeath / The Orchard worldwide. The album explains a story and consolidates the ideas of the band in an ambitious project, which describes in a fantastic and narrative way the problems and behaviors of the human mind in today’s world. Continue reading

THEIA – Throw Me A Bone

THEIA release their video for new single ‘Throw Me A Bone’ which is out now, & is the first track taken from their forthcoming album ‘The Ghost Light’, due for release on 13th July on WDFD Records. Hailing from the heart of England’s ale brewing capital, on the edge of the National Forest, Burton-on-Trent three-piece, THEIA, bring the world their blend of hard rock n roll. It’s a classic rock feel for the modern era, played with a smile on its face. Raised on his father’s record collection of Marc Bolan, Alice Cooper and AC/DC, mainman, Kyle Lamley (guitar/lead vocals) teamed… Continue reading

LIZZIES – FINAL SENTENCE

Spanish traditional metal band LIZZIES have returned with a brand new video for their song “Final Sentence”. The song is taken from the upcoming album On Thin Ice which will be released in October of this year via The Sign Records. Lizzies are a four piece heavy metal act from Madrid, Spain. Their impressive riffing, and most specially their strength and power onstage, has helped the band build an outstanding reputation that took them to play in Germany (Metalheadz Open Air & Headbangers Open Air), Sweden (Muskelrock) and England (Live Evil), and also to become one of the most promising bands of… Continue reading