BLIND GUARDIAN – Prophecies

Progressive power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN recently announced the release of their first live album in 14 years. The 22 song package, entitled Live Beyond The Spheres, is available in a variety of formats including a 3CD Digipack as well as a 4LP Box. The new live offering will be in stores on July 7th, 2017 and includes all-time classics such as ‘The Bard’s Song (In The Forest)’, ‘Valhalla’ and ‘Mirror Mirror’, as well as some rarely performed tracks like ‘And Then There Was Silence’. “We compiled one ‘show’ out of the best tracks from more than 40 live performances, recorded during … Continue reading

VENOM INC – Dein Fleisch

Regardless of your take on black metal forefathers Venom, they are the undisputed originators of extreme metal as we know it. Almost 40 years after their inception, the revitalized 1989-1992 line-up of guitarist Jeff “Mantas” Dunn, vocalist/bassist Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan and drummer Anthony “Abaddon” Bray have returned with a monster of an album. The first single from Avé, entitled “Dein Fleisch”, can be streamed now HERE Continue reading

Chris Holmes – T.F.M.F.

Today, the legendary ex-WASP guitarist Chris Holmes has launched a brand new video for the song “TFMF”.  The video can be seen at this location. “TFMF” is taken from his solo album “Shitting Bricks”. In addition, 6 more dates have been added to the “BE SOMEBODY” European tour from his band Chris Holmes’ MEAN MAN ! Chris Holmes’ MEAN MAN toured Europe last year and with returning it will be even bigger and better ! Chris Holmes’ Mean Man play no less than seven W.A.S.P classics in their set to include a crowd invitation to three members of the audience … Continue reading

Igorrr – Cheval

IGORRR – the brainchild of French musician and eclectic composer Gautier Serre – will release their new album, ‘Savage Sinusoid’, via Metal Blade Records. On this record, electronic manipulations, accordion, saxophone, sitar, harpsichord, mandolin and strings sit comfortably alongside ruthless blastbeats, chunky riffs, death grunts and soaring operatic vocals – and as chaotic as this might sometimes seem, there is no lack of heart behind everything thundering from the speakers. For a preview of ‘Savage Sinusoid’, a video for the new single, ‘Cheval’ (featuring guest vocals by Cattle Decapitation’s Travis Ryan!), can be viewed HERE. Continue reading

MUNICIPAL WASTE – Album Production

In less than 3 weeks, Richmond Virginia’s MUNICIPAL WASTE will unleash their latest piece of toxic detritus, Slime And Punishment, on June 23rd via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, Phil and Tony discuss the production of Slime And Punishment. Watch the fifth trailer here! Phil ‘Landphil’ Hall  comments, “This one was a collaborative effort between musicians. I did the tracking and we had another guy (Bill Metoyer) do all the mixing.” Continue reading

ORDEN OGAN – Fields Of Sorrow

German power metal masters ORDEN OGAN proudly present the second single (and lyric video) off their upcoming album „Gunmen“ (out July 7th): “Fields Of Sorrow” is one of the ten stunning, epic, melodic tracks featured on the new release, which also offers a guest appearance of former Leaves’ Eyes/Theatre Of Tragedy vocalist Liv Kristine on the song “Come with Me To The Other Side”. Continue reading

Lethal Affection – Frozen In Time

If you’re looking for a band with shredding guitar, heavy grooves, and operatic vocals, look no further than New Jersey’s own Lethal Affection. The band was founded five years ago in New Brunswick by guitarists Joe Percario and Nick Kashmanian to shake up the musical landscape and put classic heavy metal back on the map. Joined by lead vocalist Noah Simon, and by drummer Cameron Rozell, this high-energy metal outfit is proving that rock and roll is still very much alive and well. Continue reading