BATTLE BEAST – Endless Summer

Finnish heavy metal sextet BATTLE BEAST release their new album No More Hollywood Endingstoday via Nuclear Blast Records. To mark the occasion, the band has unleashed the official video for new track ‘Endless Summer’, which was once again directed by Markus Nieminen and produced by Oy Routafilmi AB. Watch ‘Endless Summer’, here Keyboardist Janne Björkroth states, “‘Endless Summer’ brings a little bit of sunshine to the album. It’s a light-hearted summer song which takes us on a nostalgic trip, back to a carefree summer some years ago. We recommend for this song to be used when driving on a sunny day. Put the… Continue reading

DEATH ANGEL – Humanicide

Bay Area thrash metal legends DEATH ANGEL will release their long-awaited 9th full-length album, Humanicide, on May 31st via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has unveiled the artwork, track listing and the record’s first new single, the title track, via visualiser. DEATH ANGEL will be celebrating the record’s release by undertaking a European tour later this year, which includes a UK performance at Bloodstock Festival on August 9th. You can now pre-order Humanicide in various formats, Pre-save Humanicide via Spotify: Listen to the track in the NB Novelties Playlists: / With their forthcoming album Humanicide, DEATH ANGEL has maintained their throne in the universe… Continue reading

JINJER – Teacher, Teacher!

One of the hardest working bands in the heavy metal landscape at the moment, Ukrainian juggernaut JINJER have released a 4th video single “Teacher, Teacher!” taken from their critically acclaimed 5 track EP entitled Micro, released via Napalm Records in January 2019. Filmed in various concert venues throughout Europe on their last tour with Amorphis and Soilwork,“Teacher, Teacher!” is a visually stunning portrayal of JINJER’s exciting and energetic live show mixed over the unique Progressive Groove Metal sound that sets them apart from the rest of the pack. The band comments on the new track & video “Teacher, Teacher!”: “The idea behind… Continue reading

Crystal Lake – Hail To The Fire

Japan’s biggest metal export in years, CRYSTAL LAKE, has dropped a visually stunning new video for their latest single ‘Hail To The Fire’ today. The song is featured on the band’s newly released album, »Helix«, that’s available everywhere now from SharpTone Records. Purchase/stream ‘Helix’ now: CRYSTAL LAKE are on track to becoming Japan’s biggest metal breakout act in years. With the release of ‘Helix’, the band has become a global phenomenon, infiltrating the ears and hearts of metal and heavy rock fans while confirming their place among the genres’ most talented acts. CRYSTAL LAKE live 2019 30.03. RU St. Petersburg – Cosmonavt Club 31.03. RU Krasnodar – Arena Hall… Continue reading

THE DAMNED THINGS – Something Good

Celebrated purveyors of heavy rock THE DAMNED THINGS have released their 2nd single ‘Something Good’, taken from the band’s eagerly anticipated, upcoming album, High Crimes, due April 26 via Nuclear Blast Records. Watch / listen to the lyric video here. Vocal powerhouse Keith Buckley comments on the new song: “’Something Good’ is a feel-good song about feeling bad. It’s about hurting people you care about because it is not in your nature to do the right thing even when you want to. A dark moral story with a really sunny feel.” Pre-order High Crimes on various formats from this location: High Crimes was produced by Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX,… Continue reading

BANG BANG FIRECRACKER – Welcome to the Slaughterhouse

BANG BANG FIRECRACKER have put down a prominent marker with the release of their debut album, Welcome To The Slaughterhouse, out now. BANG BANG FIRECRACKER have also just revealed a video for the album’s namesake, Welcome To The Slaughterhouse Taking from a glut of influences, ranging from AC/DC and Ozzy Osbourne to Slayer and Guns N Roses, and drawing from the fundamentals of metal, classic and modern rock, BANG BANG FIRECRACKER have amassed a sound that packs pulsating rock riffs with enticing vocal lines. The end result is an onslaught of anthemic tracks that are brimming with groove, attitude and… Continue reading

Tel – Ouroboros

Richmond doom metal band TEL have released their new video for the track  “Ouroboros” over at The Sludgelord. The song is taken from their album Lowlife which will be released on March 29th via Aural Music. Pre-order the album here: Lowlife’s five songs bridge the gap between the spacious doom of Yob, the raw sludge of Acid Bath, the progressive tendencies of Mastodon, and the sorrowful atmosphere of Katatonia. Produced by Garrett Morris (the guitarist of Windhand, who has also recorded for the likes of Cough, Bat, and Electric Wizard) and mastered by Dan Randall of Mammoth Sound Recordings (Iron Reagan,… Continue reading

Rock Goddess – UK Tour

London born rockers ROCK GODDESS will be hitting the road this coming September as they continue promotion of new album THIS TIME, which charted at number 10 in the official UK rock chart earlier this month. “We were so gutted at having to cancel the last few dates of our recent tour due to my admission into hospital after the Birmingham gig”, says vocalist/guitarist Jody Turner, “however, I can guarantee that normal service will be resumed – come this tour we will be firing on all cylinders! We are so excited to be doing our own tour of the UK… Continue reading

Revocation – “Vanitas”

After releasing their latest album, The Outer Ones, last year to critical acclaim,Revocation embarked on a headlining world tour in support of it. During their European trek with labelmates Rivers Of Nihil, the band filmed a video for the album track “Vanitas” (directed by Rivers of Nihil’s Jonathan Topore), which can be seen now here: Revocation will head back out on the road in April/May, this time with Whitechapel, Dying Fetus, Fallujah, Spite, Uncured, and Buried Above Ground. See below for all dates! “Chaos and Carnage” tour dates w/ Whitechapel, Dying Fetus, Revocation, Fallujah, Spite, Uncured, Buried Above Ground Apr. 18 – Sayerville, NJ… Continue reading

ANTHEM – Cryin Heart

Japan’s leading traditional heavy metal stalwarts ANTHEM are set to release their re-recorded greatest hits album, Nucleus, on March 29th via Nuclear Blast. In anticipation of the release, the band have premiered another live video for one of their re-recorded tracks. ‘Cryin Heart’, featuring guest drummer Mad Ohuchi, is taken from their 1988 album Gypsy Ways. A live version of this album is included with the CD release of Nulceus. Check out the video for ‘Cryin’ Heart’, here The band has also announced their first ever European festival appearance. On April 26th-27th 2019, ANTHEM will play at the Keep It True festival in Germany. Mixing and mastering of Nucleus was done by esteemed producer and… Continue reading