BLIND GUARDIAN – ‘Violent Shadows’

Early this August just gone, BLIND GUARDIAN performed live for the Wacken World Wide digital festival, and surprised everybody by playing a brand-new track called ‘Violent Shadows’. The song is a very first taster of their upcoming studio album, due to be released in autumn 2021. ‘Violent Shadows’ (live) is available digitally as of today. “Your wish is our command! So we have heeded the call, or in other words we observed your many requests and wanted to oblige. Here it comes, today we proudly present you with our glorious, virtual Wacken live version of Violent Shadows as a digital single. Enjoy this vicious ride and scream… Continue reading


Korpiklaani today announce their new studio album Jylhä, which will be released on February 5th via Nuclear Blast Records. Jylhä (which has no direct translation, but can be described as majestic and also wild or rugged in a strong, beautiful way) will be available as digital album, CD, black vinyl and grass green vinyl [limited to 300 pieces]. The pre-order will start soon. Korpiklaani are unique – their blend of Finnish folk music and heavy metal is like no other. Like traditional folk music that tells tales of joy, heartbreak and stories of old, Korpiklaani brings new life to these tales adding the high energy of rock‘n’roll and heavy metal. What you hear on record is what you… Continue reading

Katatonia – Behind the Blood (from the Dead Air DVD)

Vocalist Jonas Renkse comments, Here’s our first and (so far) only live rendition of ‘Behind The Blood’ from our latest album, City Burials. As weird as these times are, it gives us a little comfort to know that we made an attempt to defy the situation and did what we miss the most right now: playing a show.” April 2020 saw Katatonia present their eleventh studio opus, the poignant City Burials, to unanimous acclaim but with the unforeseen global event transpiring this year resulting in their album touring plans being put on hold, Katatonia conducted a more intimate “lockdown” show which was… Continue reading

LEAVES’ EYES – Viking Spirit Pt.1

Join the world of Viking Lifestyle, Norse Mythology and the music of LEAVES’ EYES! The Symphonic Metal pioneers around Alexander Krull and Finnish female singer Elina Siirala released part 1 of the 95 minutes “Viking Spirit” film documentary, available on the Ltd. Artbook Edition of “The Last Viking” out 23rd October, 2020, a couple of days ago on YouTube. See how deep the band stepped into the worldwide Viking scene, became an important an ever since active part of the Viking reenactment community and events. The new album “The Last Viking” is available as 2CD Digipak, 2CD + 1 DVD… Continue reading

WIND ROSE – We Were Warriors

WIND ROSE are back with another visual to their epic, story-filled and critically acclaimed album Wintersaga, releasing the official music video for “We Were Warriors” today via Napalm Records! “We Were Warriors” is a follow-up to their popular first singles, “Diggy Diggy Hole” and “Drunken Dwarves”, which together racked up well over 20 million views on YouTube! In “We Were Warriors”,  WIND ROSE take the viewer on an adventurous hunt for gold through dark ruins and caves, passing old relics from a morbid past. WIND ROSE on “We Were Warriors”: “‘We Were Warriors’ is a song about the Dwarves fallen in battle and their eternal rest inside the great halls of stone.… Continue reading

The Great Kat – Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony for Guitar and Symphony Orchestra

THE GREAT KAT – BEETHOVEN’S “PASTORAL SYMPHONY FOR GUITAR AND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA” Music Video! Thunderstorms, fire, lightning, Beethoven, Zeus and The Great Kat fiery guitar/violin shredder – all unite to bring Beethoven’s genius “Pastoral Symphony” (Symphony #6) to life in the new music video just filmed for Beethoven’s 250th Birthday (Dec 16, 2020). Beethoven composed the Pastoral Symphony in 1808 to pay homage to nature, with the famous “Thunderstorm” movement as the focal point of this symphony. The Great Kat transforms Beethoven’s symphony into one of the most outrageous music videos you will ever witness, with the God of Thunder, Zeus, coming… Continue reading

The 69 Cats – Hollywood’s Bleeding

Los Angeles, CA – As the Halloween season kicks into full swing, and all of the ghoulish girls and demon dudes are beginning to emerge from their dusty graves, there’s only one band whose resurrection is sure to be greeted with blood-curdling howls of delight – the gothic-themed rockabilly project The 69 Cats! Formed by The 69 Eyes frontman Jyrki 69 and rockabilly guitar legend & Headcat Danny B. Harvey back in 2013, the project exploded in notoriety with the release of their debut full-length Transylvanian Tapes that featured superb cover versions of creepy classics such as “People Are Strange,” “Werewolves Of… Continue reading

TROLLFEST – Sign with Napalm

Legendary Norwegian outfit TROLLFEST is back, ready to deliver their groovy, energizing and K.A.O.S-infused sound to the masses! After gathering millions of streams on YouTube and Spotify, TROLLFEST will be joining Napalm Records for the next chapter of their career. Since forming in 2003, the band has played numerous shows all around the world, making appearances at Wacken Open Air, 70.000 Tons Of Metal and Summer Breeze, sharing the stage with ALESTORM, WINTERSUN, KORPLIKAANI and FINNTROLL, making a name for themselves as the pioneers of True Norwegian Balkan Metal! In True Norwegian Balkan K.A.O.S., TROLLFEST release an energizing and bombastic re-recording of their classic “Der Jegermeister” to celebrate their signing to Napalm Records. “Der… Continue reading

Brown Acid – “Something Else”

This Trip opens with Adam Wind’s “Something Else,” featuring groovy crooning and a very acid-damaged guitar riff that meanders across key signatures like it ain’t no thing. This 1969 single by the Tacoma, WA band predates grunge by 20 years, but the band’s heavy psych and murky tones are just the stuff Northwest heroes Mudhoney sought so fervently at their peak. Lead singer Leroy Bell’s excessive vibrato gives the tune its charm, but the heavy breakdown in the middle is the real payoff. Boston bruisers Grump return to the series with a previously unreleased dose of raw soul layered in… Continue reading

Holding Absence – “Beyond Belief”

Holding Absence have today announced their second album ‘The Greatest Mistake Of My Life’ set for release on April 16th 2021, and have debuted the album’s first single ‘Beyond Belief’. In regard to the new single, impassioned frontman Lucas Woodland comments “We are ecstatic to finally unveil ‘Beyond Belief’ to the world! Just as jumping from black and white into colour is a huge change for our band, we believe the transition into Beyond Belief, and subsequently The Greatest Mistake Of My Life, is similarly significant. Beyond Belief sees our band embracing the 80’s indie-shoegaze era with both arms, while still gripping firmly onto all the sounds that have made us who we are up… Continue reading