HELLOWEEN – United Alive

Everyone is clued in: From October 4th, 2019 we can all revisit the PUMPKINS UNITED WORLD TOUR every night without even leaving the couch. What is served, is no less than the greatest hits from 30 years and a breakneck trip through the entire HELLOWEEN repertoire – a 14 month metal quake, featured on the cover of almost every metal magazine including the world’s biggest metal magazine, Japan´s BURRN!, which dedicated an unbelievable four cover stories to this tour. In other words: clear the ring for the next round of PUMPKINS UNITED madness! ‘United Alive’ & ‘United Alive In Madrid’ – The video- & audio-releases With the releases… Continue reading

Lizzy Borden – “The Scar Across My Heart Lyric video”

Lizzy Borden launches lyric video for “The Scar Across My Heart”; set to kick off North American tour with Demons & Wizards, Týr this weekend. Set to kick off his North American tour with Demons & Wizards and Týr this weekend (August 17th), Lizzy Borden is now launching a new lyric video for “The Scar Across My Heart” for fans. Lizzy Borden comments: “I wanted the ‘Scar across my heart’ lyric video to have that translucent, cloaked in a visual lie look to it. A barrage of negative hard rain flooding down on those hollow words ‘we’re gonna make it now’, an… Continue reading

GWAR – announces EU & UK 2019 tour

People of Europe!!!  It has been over 10 years since your Alien Overlords GWARfeasted on the souls of the Old World. At last, the wait is finally over. The time has come for GWAR’s insatiable thirst for blood to be quenched. Yes, you heard right!  Your Lords and Masters GWAR will make their triumphant return across the pond late this November into December on their “Use Your Collusion” 2019 European & UK Tour.  The attack begins in Bochum, Germany on November 22nd. They end their invasion by storming Zurich, Switzerland on December 14th, and by that time the continent will be little more than… Continue reading

Atlantean Kodex – People Of The Moon (Dawn Of Creation)

Ván Records proudly presents the highly anticipated third full-length album of ATLANTEAN KODEX! Almost nothing certain is known about this enigmatic outfit from the northern forests of the kingdom of Bavaria. Formed around 2005/2006 by Trummer and Kreuzer, the band quickly managed to become the centre of the new European epic metal movement. Their disturbing “Pnakotic Demos”, released in 2007, gained them much praise and a fanatic following. After playing shows at most of the renowned European underground festivals like Keep It True, Up The Hammers or Hammer Of Doom, in 2010 the band released their debut album. “The Golden… Continue reading

BLACK STAR RIDERS – Robert and Ricky on album themes and inspirations

Hard rock heavyweights BLACK STAR RIDERS are set to release their fourth studio album Another State Of Grace on September 6th via Nuclear Blast Records. In a new trailer released today, Robert andRicky discuss the themes and inspirations for the album, in particular the title and how it came about. Find out more, here: youtu.be/pSe9jDVp0t8 Another State Of Grace is available on CD, vinyl and vinyl picture disc, limited edition boxset and limited edition light green vinyl. Pre-order here: nuclearblast.com/blackstarriders-asog Pre-save Another State Of Grace on Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music:nblast.de/BlackStarRidersPreSave Order the album digitally to receive ‘Another State Of Grace’ and ‘Ain’t The End Of The World’ instantly:nblast.de/BlackStarRidersASoGIT Another State Of Grace is a stunning collection… Continue reading

STEVE HACKETT – Genesis Revisited Band & Orchestra: Live

Following a sensational 2018 UK tour, legendary guitarist Steve Hackett has announced the release of a 2CD + Blu-Ray digipak titled ‘Genesis Revisited Band & Orchestra: Live at the Royal Festival Hall’ on 25th October 2019 via InsideOutMusic. The album was recorded on 5th October 2018 at The Royal Festival Hall, London, during the 2018 Genesis Revisited Tour which fulfilled a long held ambition of Steve’s: to perform the music of Genesis with a live orchestra. The concert featured Steve’s regular touring band of Roger King (keyboards), Gary O’Toole (drums/percussion), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes) with Nad Sylvan on vocals and Jonas… Continue reading

EXHUMED – Ravenous Cadavers

21 years since their murderous debut, EXHUMED continue their onslaught of gore-obsessed death metal on their new brand new album – Horror, coming October 4th. Fear the true HORROR of EXHUMED! EXHUMED frontman Matt Harvey comments: “‘Ravenous Cadavers’ is a great taste of the album – and this is one of the more mid-paced tracks on the record, so… Horror is all about stripping away everything and getting down to the core elements of our sound: raw and nasty aggression. The album’s like mainlining Grinding Death Metal at a lethal dose. If you liked the more intricate, melodic stuff that we’ve done, this may not be… Continue reading

DESTRUCTION – Rotten’ Bass Playthrough

The new album of legendary German thrashers DESTRUCTION, ‘Born to Perish’,  was released last Friday via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band presents a Bass playthrough video of the brand new track ‘Rotten’. Check it out here! Vocalist & bassist Schmier states: “’Rotten’ has this classic triplet feel that differs from the rest of the songs on the album. It keeps the right hand pretty busy and has a powerful groove. It will sure be fan & band fave live in the near future!” The phrasing of the chorus has nothing to do with Jerseys best boys by the way, it is just… Continue reading

RAM – “Blades of Betrayal”

On September 13th, RAM will unleash their new album, The Throne Within, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of the record, a video for the new single, “Blades of Betrayal”, can be viewed here Within can also be pre-ordered in the following formats: – jewelcase-CD – limited edition digibook-2CD (EU exclusive – includes bonus CD, slipcase, and patch) – 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive) – clear/brown marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies) – lilac marbled vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 200 copies) – purple/black A/B side vinyl (EU webstore exclusive – limited to 100 copies)… Continue reading

Lindy-Fay Hella – Seafarer

LINDY-FAY HELLA has announced details of her debut album, titled Seafarer – and today premieres the title track with an accompanying video. The album will be released via Ván Records and is available to pre-order.Until now, best known for her contributions to Wardruna, LINDY-FAY HELLAhas forged a new, deeply personal path that she invites you to follow her down. Whilst undoubtedly there are some slivers of DNA that link her to her Wardruna compatriots, make no mistake, Seafarer is crafted entirely in the vision of its creator. The title track’s minimal words are emphasised with repetition, creating something of a sea-shanty as an ode to a lost… Continue reading