CORNERSTONE: CANCELLATION GERMANY-TOUR BECAUSE OF COVID-19

With the deepest regrets Cornerstone have to cancel the Germany-tour, which was planned for the first week of April. Austria has already closed its borders because of the Coronavirus, Germany did the same, so there is currently no chance for the band to leave the country. Apart from that, it would be morally wrong to play concerts, while the virus is raging in Europe, killing people and causing other tragedies. The next concerts in Austria are of course cancelled, too, those gigs will be re-scheduled in the next few weeks, if everything is over – hopefully soon! According to the… Continue reading

Mike LePond’s Silent Assassins – Dracul Son

MIKE LEPOND’S SILENT ASSASSINS will release their brand new full-length, Whore Of Babylon, via Silver Lining Music on May 29th. Forging a union between the mighty worlds of heavy metal and ancient history, MIKE LEPOND’S SILENT ASSASSINS are on a mission.  Whore Of Babylon, their third studio album, is a no-holds barred, gauntlet-thrown, true heavy metal mission led by LEPOND, known worldwide as one of the foremost bass virtuosos in heavy metal music and a member of progressive metal band Symphony X. If you never knew what it was like to experience the might of metal from the old school, Whore… Continue reading

CRO-MAGS – The Quarantine Show

Announced on Friday, March 13, the Body Count/CRO-MAGS show at Webster Hall in NYC was postponed, leading CRO-MAGS founder/bassist/vocalist Harley Flanagan and crew (guitarists Rocky George and Joseph Affe, Garry “Gman” Sullivan on drums) hit SIR Studios on Sunday, March 15 and took their set online, now known as “The Quarantine Show.” Today, the band delivers the full, multi-camera performance. “I am glad we were able to give you all a free concert in this time of quarantine. I would not have been able to do it without my team and I would like to thank them. These are the times we have… Continue reading

FIREWIND – Rising Fire

Since power metal masters FIREWIND announced their new line-up (which now features Herbie Langhans – known from Avantasia – on vocals), fans and critics alike speculate how FIREWIND’s new incarnation might sound. Their questions find an answer now in the band’s brand new music video „Rising Fire“. The song is taken from the upcoming album, simply titled „Firewind“, which will be released on May 15th. Pre-order has been kicked off now. Gus G. comments: „Hey everyone! We’re finally back with some new music for you! “Rising Fire” is the first single of our upcoming self titled 9th studio album. It features our new singer Herbie Langhans, who… Continue reading

MYRKUR – “Folkesange” released

Myrkur’s Amalie Bruun has always paved her own path and challenged underground preconceptions of heavy genres. Just after newfound motherhood, Bruun set out on a journey into the very heart of the Scandinavian culture that marked her own childhood with on her latest album, Folkesange. Available today on Relapse Records, Folkesange relinquishes black metal for a refined yet far-reaching evocation of traditional folk, combining songs ancient and new to sublimely resonant effect. On Myrkur’s first two full-length studio albums (2015’s M and 2017’s Mareridt), she recast black metal in the most personal yet expansive of terms, their blending of Bruun’s Danish folk roots with tempestuous… Continue reading

WOLFHEART – Hail of Steel

Finnish heavy melodic death metal unit WOLFHEART recently announced the upcoming release of their new full-length Winter War epic, Wolves Of Karelia, out April 10, 2020 via Napalm Records. Today, WOLFHEART has revealed another fantastic offering cut from Wolves Of Karelia, entitled “Hail Of Steel”. The track signals oncoming war with an ocean-like wave of rhythm and hair-raising guitars, cascading into an extreme, melodic wall of blastbeats and symphonics. Accented by piercing clean vocal harmonics and pummeling double bass, the track sets the grand stage for the entire album. The new music video is equally as searing – a fiery performance fitting for the epic track. WOLFHEART frontman Tuomas Saukkonen says about… Continue reading

THEIA – Eyes Like Fire

Rapidly rising new young hard rock trio Theia, who were due to support Magnum on their now cancelled UK & Irish tour, release their brand new ‘Eyes Like Fire’ single, (written by Magnum mastermind Tony Clarkin – the first time he has EVER permitted another artist to record ANY of his songs) today on WDFD Records; check the video out Theia, who hail from Burton-On-Trent, so impressed Tony when they supported Magnum several times in 2019 that he not only offered his song to them, but also invited them to play as special guest act on Magnum’s entire UK tour,… Continue reading

TURMION KÄTILÖT – Kyntövuohi

Finland’s mean disco metal machine TURMION KÄTILÖT are due to release their 9th album ‘Global Warning’ in just under a month, on the 17th of April via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has a treat in store for their fans with another “soft-spoken and gentle” single. ‘Kyntövuohi’ is now available on all streaming services! The single will be track number two on the upcoming album, and it also has its own video, assembled from “best of” live material from past TURMION KÄTILÖT shows. Pre-order ‘Global Warning’ on various formats here: https://nblast.de/TurmionK-GlobalWarning Pre-save the album here: https://nblast.de/TurmionGlobalPreSave ‘Kyntövuohi’ was written by MC Raaka Pee, who gives the following statement about the… Continue reading

DIE KREATUR – DIE KREATUR

The wait is finally over – DIE KREATUR, the beloved child of scene greats Dero Goi (OOMPH!) and Chris Harms (LORD OF THE LOST), has just released its first single, “Die Kreatur“ (English: “The Creature”), from the upcoming debut album Panoptikum, which will be released on May 22, 2020 via Napalm Records. Panoptikum is another milestone in the musical career of both artists, as well as in the Neue Deutsche Härte / Gothic Rock scene. The multi-layered album wraps itself in a dark ominous atmosphere and will surprise and move the listener, as well as make them contemplate their life and the world itself. The breathtaking… Continue reading

Stepson – Run

STEPSON, Brisbane’s most high-octane punk/hardcore outfit, are today announcing some details surrounding their highly-anticipated debut full-length album. The record, entitled ‘Help Me Help You’ will be released worldwide this summer through SharpTone Records. Along with this announcement comes brand new music in the shape of new single and video ‘Run’! New single ‘Run’ is now available for purchase and stream at: https://shrptn.co/run In a landmark move, STEPSON are the first Australian band that SharpTone Records have signed worldwide – therefore ‘Help Me Help You’ is the first LP from an Australian band to be released globally through the label! ‘Help Me Help You’ was… Continue reading