NORDLAND streaming new album

Founded by Vorh in 2011 from the damp east coast of England, Nordland. The original intent of the project was for the sole personal gratification of its creator and the enjoyment of writing the music, never thinking it would become anything else. The concept of Nordand was for the listener to be taken out of the current world of meaningless ego and to pull them into a place where they could return to the cold damp earth. The Idea for each Nordland album is to try to create something other than a group of unrelated songs grouped together, but to … Continue reading

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST – Tour trailer

In recent memory, Michael Schenker’s endeavor to unite rock fans together at his concerts has enraptured his audiences and so it is fitting that his most recent concept of ‘Michael Schenker Fest’ does not disappoint one bit. The project reunites the original Michael/McAuley Schenker Group vocalists – Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley, plus MSG musicians Steve Mann (guitar, keys), Chris Glen (bass) and Ted McKenna (drums).

The Mission – May / June Tour

As you hopefully already know, THE MISSION has their ANOTHER FALL FROM GRACE TOUR coming up in May/June this year. Special guests for the UK shows (apart from Norwich) are the already announced Skeletal Family and Pauline Murray. But today it gives us great pleasure to announce that GENE LOVES JEZEBEL and EVI VINE will be the special guests at selected shows on the mainland Europe stretch of the tour. Details as follows:

OBITUARY – Ten Thousand Ways To Die

Today marks the official release of death metal legends OBITUARY’s self-titled new album via Relapse Records. The album can be streamed in its entirety via Obituary’s official Bandcamp page and all streaming services. In celebration of the release, the band has also shared an animated music video for “Ten Thousand Ways To Die” directed by Balázs Gróf who previously animated their video for “Violence”.

GRUESOME – Choke On It ’91

GRUESOME, Florida’s modern purveyors of old-school death metal have shared a cover of Death’s “Choke On It” off their legendary Leprosy album. The song is a “Humanized” reworking of the classic track which drummer Gus Rios elaborated on below. “This is a true homage from apprentice to master for me! The idea was to reinterpret this song as if Sean Reinert had recorded it, though I’ve always been very vocal about my adoration of Bill Andrew’s more simple but solid style, so obviously NO disrespect there! This is simply a fun reworking of what I consider to be one of … Continue reading

Dew Scented – new drummer!

Multinational Thrashers DEW-SCENTED have announced a new drummer to their ranks. Comments singer Leif Jensen: “We are excited to announce Marc Dzierzon as new drummer for Dew-Scented. As you might have noticed, we have been going back and forth with session drummer options (Thanks a lot again, Michiel and Uwe…you both rule!) since Koen left the fold at the end of 2015. We were checking for the right match not only for shows, but also to work on new material with us, handle recording duties and then also perform those tracks live in the future. The search is now over!

Harlott – “The Penitent”

On April 7th, Australian Thrashers HARLOTT will release their new album ‘Extinction’ worldwide via Metal Blade Records! HARLOTT return with a harrowing offering of Thrash Metal, and a bleak interpretation of mankind’s future. A blistering assault of speed and aggression awaits those who endure ‘Extinction’ as well as a reverent journey into the power and force that is Metal.

Necromancing the Stone – “Ritualistic Demise”

Necromancing the Stone – featuring current/former members of Arsis (James Malone, guitars), The Absence (Jeramie Kling, drums), The Black Dahlia Murder (Ryan “Bart” Williams, bass) and Brimstone Coven (guitarist Justin Wood and vocalist “Big” John Williams) – is currently on tour with label-mates Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, and Allegaeon for a special USA trek that celebrates Metal Blade Records’ 35th anniversary.

Fates Warning – “Fata Morgana (Live at Keep It True XIX)”

Legendary progressive metal act FATES WARNING celebrated the 30th anniversary of their third album, ‘Awaken the Guardian’, in 2016. To celebrate this milestone, Jim Matheos (guitar) reassembled the ‘Awaken the Guardian’-era lineup for two special festival appearances last year: Keep it True XIX and Prog Power USA XVII. Fortunately for fans that were not able to attend, each show was filmed and recorded in its entirety for the upcoming DVD/Blu-ray, ‘Awaken the Guardian Live’, out April, 28th via Metal Blade Records!

Trial – “Motherless”

On April 7th, Swedish Heavy Metallers TRIAL (swe) will release their new album ‘Motherless’ worldwide via Metal Blade Records! ‘Motherless’ is one of the most original Heavy Metal albums in a long time. TRIAL (swe) have refined their sound and are one of the most non-conform acts you can find in today’s Heavy Metal.