RHAPSODY OF FIRE – “Legendary Years”

A legend continues in impressive fashion: Italian symphonic power metal kings RHAPSODY OF FIRE have re-recorded their biggest classic songs of the “Rhapsody” years (1997 – 2002) with enormous effort and a huge result. The album was mixed and mastered by Seeb Levermann (Orden Ogan) and will be available on May 26th (Digipak CD & ltd. colored 2-Vinyl). It also marks the recording debut of new members Viacomo Voli (vocals) and Manu Lotter (drums).

OHRENFEINDT – König und Rebell

The German answer to AC/DC, Hamburg, St. Pauli based hard rock band OHRENFEINDT is set to release their new album, titled „Zwei Fäuste Für Den Rock’n’Roll“ on June 23rd. A lyric video for the new single „König Und Rebell“ is available now.

KISSIN’ DYNAMITE – Live release

Hard rockers KISSIN’ DYNAMITE are set to unleash their first Live release, titled “Generation Goodbye – Dynamite Nights”, on July 14th. It was recorded at the band’s latest show in Stuttgart, Germany and now comes as DVD/2CD and Bluray/2CD packages.


Polish metal extremists Decapitated will drop their seventh album Anticult via Nuclear Blast on July 7th. Ahead of the release, the band premiered the throttling new song ” Never.” Anticult is available for pre-order here:


Pennsylvania progressive death metal unit Rivers Of Nihil will begin the “Devastation On The Nation” tour tomorrow (May 19th). The mega tour features headliners Cryptopsy and Decrepit Birth with additional support provided by The Zenith Passage, The Kennedy Veil, Visceral Disgorge, Seeker, and Gloom at select shows. See below for all dates!

W.A.S.P. – RE-IDOLIZED: The 25th Anniversary of The Crimson Idol

Check out the first official trailer for W.A.S.P.’s upcoming 25th anniversary release “RE-IDOLIZED” HERE! In 1992 W.A.S.P. released “The Crimson Idol”. It’s the story of Jonathan Aaron Steele, an abused child looking for love. Discovering music years later, he rises to international super stardom. Later followed by a catastrophic fall.

Skinny Puppy – live in London

Skinny Puppy commence a short European tour with a rare UK show at the O2 Forum in north London on 30th May. It is the first visit to the capital since 2010 by the group, who are widely acknowledged as pioneers of electro-industrial rock and were a formative influence on artists such as Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Grimes and many more.


ORDEN OGAN release stunning new Wild West video for their single ‘Gunman’ on 19th May, and what a fantastic video it is! ORDEN OGAN, Germany’s premier power metallers, have exceeded themselves with their new fifth studio album, titled ‘Gunmen’. Undoubtedly the band has delivered their heaviest but at the same time also most melodic piece of work.