Heart Of A Coward – Collapse

UK metal heavyweights HEART OF A COWARD are excited to announce Kaan Tasan joining the band as vocalist. He replaces long-standing member Jamie Graham, who parted with the band in 2017. To celebrate the band have dropped new single ‘Collapse’, check it out here The band have also announced a UK tour with tickets on sale on 29 March, check the dates below. On Kaan joining, the band collectively comment: “With over 200 submissions to consider, we all had something specific in mind. By no means did we want a carbon copy. We wanted someone that could give the band a new lease of life. As soon … Continue reading

Forgotten Sons – Ragged Sails High

Secluded amidst the rough waters of the North Sea, almost five hundred miles north-east of the England/Scotland border, the heavy riffs and hooky melodies of Shetland four piece FORGOTTEN SONS ring out louder than nature’s elements around them. The band have now just released their new single, Ragged Sails High, via Animal Farm, and you can watch the video here – Since their birth in 2015, FORGOTTEN SONS have fine-tuned an unmistakably heavy rock sound that is fueled by gratifying pop-punk melodies. With Robert Burgess on vocals, Sandy Middleton handling guitar and vocals, Craig Watt taking care of the bass, … Continue reading

Sabaton – Kingdom Come

Swedish heavy metal heroes SABATON concluded their triumphant North American co-headlining run with German thrash titans and label mates KREATOR a few days ago but before they fly over to Australia to continue their world tour, the band have revealed a brand new music video as part of their collaboration with Czech Warhorse Studios. SABATON’s cover version of MANOWAR’s track ‘Kingdom Come’, combined with scenes from the brand new game Kingdom Come: Deliverance, can be viewed here Additional info about the game can be found, here: facebook.com/WarhorseStudios warhorsestudios.cz As well as Australia, SABATON are also set to play shows in Japan, Mexico among others. All dates can be found below. SABATON live: 24.03. AUS Melbourne – … Continue reading


And the rock doesn’t stop! Some weeks ago the infamous MONSTER MAGNET released their first two singles “Mindfucker” and “Ejection” to give you all a flaming foretaste of what to expect from studio album number 11. Now MONSTER MAGNET comes with hit number three: “I’m God” and its lyric video complete the triple with a pulsating slab of hypnotic hell-fire guaranteed to fuck your mind just the way you like it! Listen to it. Absorb it. Worship it. That’s a commandment! Dave Wyndorf about the song: “Magnet aren’t religious guys at all, really, but we like to bring the hell-fire when we can. Plus it’s fun to sing ‘Im Godddddd! And … Continue reading

ROSS THE BOSS – This Is Vengeance!

Ross The Boss releases ‘By Blood Sworn’ on 20th April on AFM Records. Guitarist Ross the Boss’ stature in the history of hard rock and heavy metal has been well-solidified for decades by this point – with a resume including some of the most influential and hardest-hitting bands of all-time, particularly both the Dictators and Manowar. And he continues to rock – as a member of the group DeathDealer and also as the leader of his own solo outfit, which has issued such stellar releases as ‘Hailstorm,’ ‘New Metal Leader,’ and his latest offering, ‘By Blood Sworn.’ Joined by Marc Lopes … Continue reading

Stryper – “Sorry”

Continuing a trend that began with their 2013 release, ‘No More Hell To Pay’, ‘God Damn Evil’ is the tenth studio album by Stryper and sees the band offering up their heaviest record yet. Opening track ‘Take It To The Cross’ features a guest appearance from Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall, Act Of Of Defiance) on death growls (yes, death growls) and immediately demonstrates that Michael Sweet and co have zero intention of mellowing with age. The next two songs, ’Sorry’ (released as a single) and ‘Lost’, are classic Stryper anthems, but with a heaviness and edge that propels the band’s … Continue reading

Dokken – It’s Another Day

Dokken long ago cemented their status as one of the legendary hard rock/heavy metal acts from the ‘80s scene with numerous successful albums, evergreen songs and tours. The tumultuous relationship between band members is well documented and need not be repeated here, but the classic original line-up of Don Dokken, George Lynch, Jeff Pilson and Mick Brown did reunite in 2016 to play the world famous Loud Park Festival in Japan. Fortunately, cameras were there to capture the performance and now Frontiers is set to issue ‘Return To The East Live 2016’ on CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, Box Set and Vinyl. The … Continue reading


New York’s LIFE OF AGONY has announced dates for a headlining trek called “Rise of the Underground Tour 2018” spanning the USA and Europe. The shows will begin with two sold-out, hometown warm-up gigs April 18th & 19th at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, and conclude November 2nd as headliners of The Sound of Revolution Festival in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Full list of dates are below. “With 2018 marking the 25th anniversary of our debut album, we are just so incredibly grateful to our fans for sticking with us all these years and wanted to do something really special for them. We’re breaking out some old fan … Continue reading


Melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS are about to unleash their latest offering entitled Queen Of Timeon May 18th via Nuclear Blast. Today the band is teasing fans with a taster of what to expect from their 10th studio album. Listen to opening track ‘The Bee’, here Guitarist Esa Holopainen explains thew track: “This song is a very powerful opener and gives a nice picture of what the whole album is all about. You can already hear some new elements like choirs and orchestral arrangements in it.” With vocalist Tomi Joutsen adding: “Of course, the lyrical inspiration is a bee, also in a metaphoric way. The tiniest thing can sometimes be … Continue reading