“Quench” – the new video from KEVLAR BIKINI is out now

“Quench” is the 3rd single from the band’s new album “OPT-OUTism”, freshly released by Geenger Records. The video is entirely made by the band, so here’s what they have to say: “Quench” was written in February of 2019 and although it is a song about social distancing and staying at home, it has nothing to do with this whole Covid thing. Also, no Kichos were harmed during the making of this video. Quench We should get out less We should get out less Let’s stink up this sunless place We should get out less! How can fire and thirst be… Continue reading

SOUTH OF NO NORTH : new album ‘Phagocity’ cover artwork and tracklist announcement

SOUTH OF NO NORTH New album ‘Phagocity’ cover artwork and tracklist announcement Groove metallers SOUTH OF NO NORTH (Italy) reveal cover artwork and tracklist of their upcoming debut full-length album ‘Phagocity’, out via Cult Of Parthenope on 4th September 2020. South Of No North’s frontman Giulio has commented: “‘Phagocity’ embodies our personal and collective experiences as musicians, it spits out our discomfort and rage and it represents our tribute to a collapsing world. The album sounds sharp and violent as a knife! Working with the talented Gustavo Sazes (Machine Head, Sepultura, Arch Enemy) was fantastic, he delivered such an awesome… Continue reading

BARATHRUM “Hailstorm” and “Eerie” vinyl reissues

Barathrum “Hailstorm” and “Eerie” vinyl reissues Heidens Hart Records and Nuclear War Now! Productions are proud to announce official vinyl editions from Barathrum’s first two albums, “Hailstorm” and “Eerie”. These albums are over 20 years old and none of them have been released on vinyl format ever. The labels are working together closely with the band and are using original audio and graphics, dug from the bands’ and labels’ own private archives. “Hailstorm” is shipping now from both labels; “Eerie” is currently in the works with an expected release in September 2020. Europa: https://heidenshart.bandcamp.com/album/hailstorm | www.heidenshart.nl USA: https://shop.nwnprod.com/search?q=Barathrum | www.nwnprod.com… Continue reading

IN FLAMES – About Reimagined Artwork on Clayman 20th Anniversary Edition

Influential Swedish heavy metal giants IN FLAMES are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their seminal, critically acclaimed album, Clayman, this year with a special edition that’s due out on August 28th from Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has released the record’s first trailer in which vocalist Anders Fridén and guitarist Björn Gelotte discuss working with Blake Armstrong on the reimagined cover artwork for Clayman 20th Anniversary Edition. Pre-order the record here. Clayman 20th Anniversary Edition comes entirely remastered by Ted Jensen (PANTERA, DEFONTES, GOJIRA) and features all new artwork in a 16-page booklet, a brand-new instrumental medley plus 4 re-recorded versions of fan-favorites such as “Only For… Continue reading

GRAVE DIGGER – Barbarian

After the chart breaking release of German Heavy Metal heroes GRAVE DIGGER’s 20th studio album on their 40 year band jubilee, the band around singer Chris “Reaper” Boltendahl have released the fourth video, taken from Fields Of Blood, “Barbarian”.  Heavy riffs, thundering drums and the distinctive vocals take us back to 1746 – to the battlefield of Culloden deep in the Scottish Highlands, where the Jacobites were defeated in a bloody battle by the Duke of Cumberland – The “Barbarian”. GRAVE DIGGER on “Barbarian”: “BARBARIAN … the new Grave Digger single “Barbarian” from the album Fields of Blood is Teutonic steel in its purest form. No… Continue reading

MORSE/PORTNOY/GEORGE – It Don’t Come Easy

Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy & Randy George recently announced their return to the Cover To Cover series of albums with ‘Cov3r To Cov3r’, the brand new third instalment. Featuring their renditions of classic tracks by the likes of King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Gerry Rafferty, David Bowie & more (including their cover of ‘No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed’ featuring vocals from Yes singer Jon Davison), the album will be released on the 24th July as CD, Gatefold 2LP + CD & as Digital Album. Today they are pleased to reveal a video for their cover of ‘It Don’t Come Easy’, originally by… Continue reading

PRIMITIVE MAN – The Lifer

PRIMITIVE MAN return after 3 years with the extreme, terrifying and confrontational new album, Immersion. Listen to the opening song “The Lifer” HERE. Frontman Ethan McCarthy Comments: “”The Lifer” is about being cursed with and unable to shed the desire to create.  The lack of financial security that comes with that. It is also about the ever-present on the road psychosis touring musicians get as well as the enemies you meet along the way.” Immersion is out August 14th on CD/LP/CS/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical pre-orders are available and Digital Downloads/Streaming . True to the band’s ethos, every moment on… Continue reading

The Great Kat – Beethoven’s Moonlight Mosh

The Great Kat – Beethoven’s Moonlight Mosh. One of Beethoven’s most popular compositions for the piano, the famous piano sonata, “Moonlight Sonata” Opus 27, No. 2, was composed in 1801 and dedicated to Beethoven’s student, the Countess Giulietta Guicciardi. Originally titled “Sonata quasi una Fantasia” (Sonata almost like a fantasy), the romantic masterpiece was posthumously renamed “Moonlight Sonata” by a German music critic in 1832, who thought the work reminded him of a glistening moonlight shining on Lake Lucerne in Switzerland. Beethoven’s reflective “Moonlight Sonata” will never be the same, with The Great Kat transcribing, editing, and arranging  Beethoven’s famously peaceful piano sonata, then shredding it… Continue reading

UNLEASH THE ARCHERS – Abyss

Earlier this month, Canadian melodic power metal quartet UNLEASH THE ARCHERS announced the upcoming release of their fifth full-length album, Abyss, out August 21, 2020 via Napalm Records. Lifted by the urgent, breathtaking vocals of frontwoman Brittney Slayes, on Abyss, the band re-cements themselves as an unequalled, undeniable metallic force with their strongest album to date. Today, the band is thrilled to reveal a brand new, otherworldly music video for the album’s colossal title track, “Abyss”. Musically, the track unveils the diversity of UNLEASH THE ARCHERS, delivering one earworm moment after another. Its accompanying video, directed by Rod Scobie (also director of the band’s music videos for… Continue reading