Tarja – Victim Of Ritual Live at Woodstock

Today, Tarja reveals the third single from her brand new live-art-album & video “Act II”. The enchanting live version of “Victim Of Ritual” stems from the bombastic live performance at Woodstock, Poland. Having a capacity for 700,000 people, Woodstock remains one of the most iconic and gigantic festivals today. The powerful vibrations of thousands of fans coming together to celebrate their favourite musical heroes was perfectly captured during this very special Tarja performance. With its flow of range and variance “Victim of Ritual” once again shows why the singer is one of the most renowned Symphonic Metal artists. The song, originally from her… Continue reading

RUNNING WILD – PIECES OF EIGHT

NOISE Records are proud to announce, Running Wild – Pieces Of Eight : The Singles, Live and Rare. 1984 – 1994. A deluxe, limited edition boxset containing all the bands Noise records singles, the re-record compilation ‘The First Years Of Piracy’ and an expanded, double gold vinyl version of their debut live album ‘Ready For Boarding’, which features a whole new show on disc two, from 1989, previously only available before on VHS tape. All of these titles have been long out of print, since their original release during the bands decade tenure on Noise. The box set also includes… Continue reading

GRAVE DIGGER – Fear Of The Living Dead

 German heavy metal legends GRAVE DIGGER recently announced the title and track list of their new studio album. Now the band reveals the first single “Fear Of The Living Dead” and its lyric video. Chris Boltendahl on the song: “Here it is: the new Grave Digger lyric video. Normally we don`t like lyric videos so much – but this one reproduces the atmosphere of the song very well and it’s scary, weird and tough. The song is the first track we have written for the new album and this song contains all trademarks of Grave Digger – and much more: it’s fast, epic and… Continue reading

HATE – Path To Arkhen

Metal Blade is proud to announce the signing of HATE, the glorious Death/Black Metal force hailing from Warsaw, Poland. HATE have been praised by press and fans alike for years for creating lacerating and dark music, proven best on their current album ‘Tremendum’ (2017). The album saw ATF Sinner (vocals, guitars) utilize the dark aspects of the mystic and arcane Slavonic folklore to explore themes both personal and impersonal. It is an album that is relatable at first listen, but that is hard to fully know. In 2018, we find HATE as ever, advancing. In preparation for what might be… Continue reading

RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR – Here Comes The Boom

Europe’s biggest crossover band, RISE OF THE NORTHSTAR, have released a brand new single, titled ‘Here Comes The Boom’. Commented the band: “We chose this track as the first single of our new album because it’s a perfect synthesis, from the way it sounds to the lyrics, everything is summed up in this song. Attaque contre-attaque, here comes the boom.” The song comes off the band’s highly anticipated, as of yet untitled second album which is scheduled to drop this year. The album was recorded with GOJIRA’s Joe Duplantier in his Brooklyn, NY-based Silver Cord Studios. Continue reading

Year of the Cobra – The Siege

It is with great honor that Prophecy Productions announces the signing of Seattle’s heavyweight stoner doom duo, Year of the Cobra. Formed in 2015, Year of the Cobra became a rapidly ascending, radiant star in the horizon of the doom/stoner-scene for a reason: This powerhouse duo, consisting of Amy Tung Barrysmith (vocals/ bass) and Jon Barrysmith (drums), use their limitation in instrumentation to their advantage. Leaving space for every instrument to breathe and to shine, they create a vast, larger than life sound aesthetic. Their songs drift relentlessly from classic epic doom laments into oppressive heavy riff architecture; from catchy, almost upbeat rock… Continue reading

DEE SNIDER – Become The Storm

Hard rock legend DEE SNIDER just released the official music video for the new track “Become The Storm”off his upcoming album For The Love Of Metal. DEE SNIDER about “Become The Storm”: “It can be a dark world out there for people being bullied, and I know it. With “Become the Storm” I’m hoping to lift them up and help them find the power within to defeat their adversaries. Sound serious? It is.” For The Love Of Metal was produced by Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta and features contributions from Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage), Mark Morton (Lamb Of God), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Joel Grind and Nick Bellmore (Toxic… Continue reading

Six Feet Under – Gore Hungry Maniac

Today (July 6th), Six Feet Under has released a new album of previously unreleased material, entitled Unburied, via Metal Blade Records. Produced by Six Feet Under’s Chris Barnes and mixed/mastered by Chaz Najjar at Badlands Recording (Denver, CO), the collection features 9 tracks from the Undead (2012), Unborn (2013) and Torment (2017) sessions; Unburied is only available digitally now at: metalblade.com/sixfeetunder For a preview of Unburied, a lyric video featuring hand-painted art (created by by Septian Devenom) for the track “Gore Hungry Maniac” can be viewed here Front-man Chris Barnes comments: “I feel ‘Unburied’ is something special and interesting to… Continue reading

POWERWOLF – Incense & Iron

The Sacrament Of Sin is coming! Next week sees the release of the new POWERWOLF masterpiece The Sacrament Of Sin! As the July 20 release of The Sacrament of Sin approaches, Powerwolf have dropped another new song. Enjoy “Incense & Iron” via a very special lyric video HERE: POWERWOLF ON TOUR: Metal Masses 2018 14.07.18 DE – Balingen / Bang Your Head Festival 03.08.18 RO – Rasnov / Rockstad Extreme Fest 05.08.18 FR – Colmar / Foire Aux Vins 10.08.18 ES – Villena / Leyendas Del Rock 16.08.18 DE – Dinkelsbühl / Summer Breeze Open Air 17.08.18 AT – Graz / Metal On The Hill 18.08.18 SE – Falun / Sabaton… Continue reading

METAL ALLEGIANCE – The Guests on Volume II

METAL ALLEGIANCE began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community’s most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and off) that read like a Wikipedia entry on the genre itself. The band recently announced the release of their sophomore album Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty via Nuclear Blast Entertainment on September 7th, 2018. Today, the second album trailer breaking down the list of special guests is released. Watch as the core four discuss the long list of all-stars that came together on the record as well as the back stories of… Continue reading