BLOODY HAMMERS – Hands Of The Ripper

Horror-occult-goth metal/rock fusers BLOODY HAMMERS recently announced the upcoming release of their new horror punk-inspired full-length album, Songs Of Unspeakable Terror, out January 15, 2021 via Napalm Records. The 11-track album marks an eccentric new chapter in the Transylvania County, North Carolina-based husband and wife duo’s musical story. After unleashing their macabre punk earworm “A Night To Dismember” around Halloween, the band is ringing in the new season horror-style with a swinging new anthem, “Hands Of The Ripper”. The bite-sized bop – accompanied by a gritty new music video featuring retro horror film scenes – mixes horror punk elements with rock attitude, soaked in murderous metallic energy! Frontman/multi-instrumentalist Anders… Continue reading

TESSERACT – P O R T A L S (Announcement Trailer)

TesseracT presents P O R T A L S – a cinematic live experience. As mysterious, monolithic structures appear across continents, it is perhaps not a complete coincidence that TesseracT chose such an artwork before the first news reports came in from Utah. A portal offers a gateway for its passenger to travel among realms; through 5 acts, TesseracT have designed a gateway into their world. Fans will have access to stream P O R T A L S live from December 12 on their dedicated website – and tickets are on sale now. Amos Williams, TesseracT’s bass player and the show’s producer, explains more… Continue reading


The Canadian industrial outfit Front Line Assembly have been fearlessly pushing the boundaries of that musical description for more than three decades, exploring all manner of styles and influences since forming as a purely electronic based concern in the mid-80s. Helmed by founder Bill Leeb with long-time cohort Rhys Fulber, the legendary Vancouver based act have just announced the release of a brand new album entitled ‘Mechanical Soul’ in January 2021. A masterful work from one of the greats of the genre, it can be seen as the zenith of the duo’s artistic endeavors together. The album also includes guest… Continue reading


Swedish sea dogs YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS return with their unique spin on a classic Christmas chant! With “Deck And Hull”, the collective releases their second holiday single off of their new EP, Drawn And Quartered, along with an animated lyric music video. YE BANISHED PRIVATEERS are already well known for their singalong hymns and unmistakably folksy tunes, and now explore the less-traveled waters of yuletide tuneage! With a stiff sea breeze, a wink of the eye and a dose of bloody, dark humor, the pirates prepare for the freezing cold of winter with a few more aces up their sleeves: YE BANISHED… Continue reading

FALLUJAH – New Member Announcement

Bay Area metal band FALLUJAH are keeping busy during quarantine. The band has announced an addition to their line-up, welcoming notable guitarist Nico Santora (Suicidal Tendencies, The Faceless, Lillake) to the family. The band has released a new video discussing their history with Santora. The band is currently spending their pandemic downtime working on new music that will likely come to light in 2021. In the meantime fans can follow the band on their Twitch channels to stay up to date on their latest activities. FALLUJAH’s latest album, Undying Light, was released in 2019 via Nuclear Blast. The record was mixed and mastered… Continue reading


After gathering millions of clicks on YouTube and Spotify, Italy’s finest up-and-coming comedy metal outfit NANOWAR OF STEEL will re-release their previously sold out 2018 album, Stairway To Valhalla, with an exclusive first ever vinyl re-issue via Napalm Records this upcoming Friday, December 4, 2020! To celebrate Stairway to Valhalla’s re-release, NANOWAR OF STEEL have revealed the music video for their Power Metal anthem “In The Sky”, where they go on a mission to seek their way into, well… the sky! NANOWAR OF STEEL’s bassist Gatto Panceri 666 states:“‘In The Sky’ is the first video about the sky actually being recorded in the sky while at… Continue reading

Captives – Glass Heart

UK based newcomers Captives announced earlier this week that they had signed to SharpTone Records for the release of their debut album, which will be coming in 2021. Today the band release a brand new, standalone single to tide fans over until further news of the full length can be revealed. Vocalist Matt Flood explains the new single “Glass Heart speaks about the fraudulence of our own sanity, self worth & pride; caused by the fractures and cracks in toxic relationships and friendships. We should not make one another feel like lesser people, nor should we let the toxicity of… Continue reading


Grande Royale is back with new material. “Bang” is the second single from the band’s upcoming fifth studio full-length, “Carry On”. The single clearly shows the new direction of the band. A rawer, simpler, and more back to basics approach has been applied to the production. The new songs are catchy, straightforward forward, and reek of garage rock energy. The single “Bang” will be released digitally this Friday, December 4, 2020 on The Sign Records. ”Carry On” contains 11 tracks of high energy rock n roll. Grande Royale has applied a rawer and more back to basics- approach for the… Continue reading

BORIS with MERZBOW – Boris

Relapse Records presents 2R0I2P0, the brand new collaborative album from BORIS and MERZBOW, out next week on December 11th. Watch and listen to the cover of “Boris” by The Melvins HERE. An album that is at once familiar and unique for its time, melodic and harsh in equal parts, 2R0I2P0 aims to find sonic harmony. After all, 2R0I2P0 translates to “Twenty Twenty R.I.P.” “This year was a period of trial for everyone in the world,” BORIS comments. “This work becomes a monument to the requiem of the previous era. From here, a new world begins again.” The 10 track album… Continue reading


Ukrainian metalcore beasts SPACE OF VARIATIONS have unleashed a brand new video for “Будут Наказаны” (“They Will Be Punished”), taken from their 2020 Napalm Records debut EP XXXXX. The footage was filmed during their unforgettable shows in Kyiv and the legendary Faine Misto Festival, as well as on tour supporting comrades and friends JINJER on their sold out European Macro Tour 2019. “Будут Наказаны” is a blistering burst of in-your-face Metalcore fury that has a long history with SPACE OF VARIATIONS. Singer Dima Kozhuhar states: „Будут Наказаны (They Will Be Punished) is actually one of our oldest songs, written in 2009 when I was 18… Continue reading