GWAR – “Fuck This Place”

The time has come, your Lords and Masters GWAR have unveiled the details of their latest masterpiece “The Blood of Gods”. Today the first single “Fuck This Place” is available for audio and video streaming. Watch the video, check out the song and pre-order your copy of “The Blood of Gods” at metalblade.com/gwar! Your Intergalactic Overlords demand it! Digital pre-orders include an instant gratification download of “Fuck This Place”. Limited edition special bundle packs are available for pre-order as well. Continue reading

Ensiferum – “Unettomaan Aikaan”

On September 15th, ENSIFERUM will release their seventh full-length, ‘Two Paths’, worldwide via Metal Blade Records. Produced by Anssi Kippo, the master was recorded on tape, for a true analog experience.For a preview of the album, fans can watch the tracking for the closing song on the album, ‘Unettomaan Aikaan’, online now Continue reading

BLACK STAR RIDERS – interview

Having already stormed the UK album chart at no.6 with Heavy Fire in February and played a sold out European tour, the UK autumn shows will be another highpoint in a triumphant 2017 for Black Star Riders. The Planet Rock Presents tour opens at Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall on Wednesday 8th November and calls in at Edinburgh, Warrington, Hull, Middlesbrough, Sheffield, Leicester and Cambridge before wrapping up at Portsmouth Pyramids on Sunday 19th November. Continue reading

AVATARIUM – Medusa Child

On September 15th, Swedish vintage doomsters AVATARIUM will hit the road for their European headline tour in support of their latest masterpiece Hurricanes And Halos, which just received the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik e.V. (The German Record Critics’ Award) in the ‘Best Hard & Heavy’ release category. To celebrate being featured in the list of the best releases of 2017, AVATARIUM have decided to unveil a lyric video for their haunting track ‘Medusa Child’, taken from their latest award-winning album. Watch here: Continue reading

SikTh – London Announcement!

Ahead of their upcoming December UK tour, Watford mathcore sextet SikTh have announced that their London show on 8th December at Koko will see them play their 2006 album ‘Death of a Dead Day’ in full for the first time. Re-issued by Peaceville last year, it is arguably the band’s most influential record, helping to give birth to the ‘djent’ movement. Dan Weller and Mikee Goodman explain more in the following video, adding that fans at the other dates on the tour will be able to vote for which tracks from ‘Death of a Dead Day’ the band will include … Continue reading

PÄNZER – TRAILER #2

Heavy metal saviours PÄNZER recently announced the release of their sophomore album, Fatal Command on October 6th, 2017 through Nuclear Blast Records. After revealing why they picked such politically charged artwork in the first album trailer, the band has now launched a second trailer covering the lyrical content. Watch as front man Schmier opens up about what influenced him when writing the lyrics for Fatal Command. Continue reading

BRANT BJORK – The Greeheen (live)

Breath in the greeheen, the Kyuss- and Fu Manchu legend BRANT BJORK has come to revive your spirit! Whenever BRANT BJORK turns on his fuzz pedals on stage, you can always count on him, as he delivers lush Stoner Rock with balls of steel, winged by vivid guitar solos and his creaking whiskey tinged voice. His psychedelic melodies raise to huge groove monsters. The air feels dry from the dust; the inner eye witnesses the setting sun morphing the desert sand into a glowing sea. Continue reading