PRIMORDIAL – ‘Heathen Crusade’ Euro tour in April 2018!

Support comes from MOONSORROW and DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT! Recordings for new album “Exile Amongst The Ruins” finished! Irish Pagan Metal Gods PRIMORDIAL have just finished recordings on their new studio album ‘Exile Amongst The Ruins’ to be released by the end of March in 2018! To coincide with the album release the Irishmen have just announced the ‘Heathen Crusade’ European headline tour. Support comes from Finnish MOONSORROW and German DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT! PRIMORDIAL+ MOONSORROW+ DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT 12/04/18 NL – Leeuwarden – Neushoorn 13/04/18 NL – Tilburg – 013 14/04/18 FR – Paris – Trabendo 15/04/18 BE – Brugge – Entrepot 16/04/18 … Continue reading

PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS – Studio Diary #2

PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS, led by the legendary long time MOTÖRHEAD guitarist, have released the third episode of the official studio diary for their upcoming debut album The Age Of Absurdity. Watch it here: The album is now available for pre-order in various formats here: nblast.de/PCATBSAgeOfAbsurdity The Age Of Absurdity was recorded at Rockfield Studios and Longwave Studios in Wales and produced, engineered and mixed by Romesh Dodangoda and mastered at legendary Abbey Road Studios in London. The Age Of Absurdity will feature 11 tracks + 1 bonus track (see tracklist below) and will be released on January 26, 2018 via Nuclear Blast. The … Continue reading

LEAVES’ EYES – Sign Of The Dragonhead

Leaves’ Eyes release their spectacular viking epic video for single ‘Sign Of The Dragonhead’, the stunning title track from their new album due out on 12th Jan. Produced by Rainer Zipp Fränzen. A big THANK YOU to the vikings of Jomsborg, Jomsborg Elag Starigard, Vaerjaborg – Stigandr, Midgard – Wulfgard and friends. Special Thanks To Wallmuseum Oldenburg. LEAVES’ EYES release their album ‘Sign Of The Dragonhead’ on 12th January 2018. The Viking sails have been set – 2018 will be under the sign of the dragonhead. Uncompromising, combative, epic – the new LEAVES’ EYES! One of the most successful bands in … Continue reading

THE CROWN – returns to Metal Blade!

Swedish Death Metal legends THE CROWN have returned to Metal Blade Records for a multiple album deal! Comments THE CROWN on the agreement: “We are very honored to be back working with the label that supported us through many albums. The biggest “steps” during our career have been thanks to Metal Blade. We have always had a strong mutual will to make the best possible albums. Now let’s fire up this Death Metal engine again!” THE CROWN have just finished recording their new, yet untitled longplayer at Studio Fredman and the record promises to be one of the biggest surprises of the upcoming year. A … Continue reading

VISIGOTH – Euro tour Feb 18!

American Heavy Metal vanguards VISIGOTH have just finished recording their 2nd longplayer ‘Conqueror’s Oath’ for Metal Blade Records and are now good to announce a full European run of live dates in February and March of 2018! ‘Conqueror’s Oath’ will be released in time for the European tour, more details regarding the new album will be posted shortly. Stay tuned for that. Comments VISIGOTH on the European tour: “We are headed across the ocean in support of our new record, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! The gates of Europa shall be cast open by the ceaseless battering rams of rock’n’roll, and we will … Continue reading

HEIDEVOLK – Ontwaakt

After having released details of their forthcoming HEIDEVOLK album including the title, artwork, track listing and release date, it’s time to get a first listen to the new record! The first track of the record as well as first single to be released is “Ontwaakt” (awaken), the band gives a deeper insight of the track and story behind: “Awaken, the Roman Empire is falling! The internal battle for power tears the Empire apart. Legions turn against each other, emperors bleed and Rome burns. It is time for the tribes of the Northern lands to unite and rise against the tyrant. To … Continue reading

MAMMOTH GRINDER – Superior Firepower

Underground extreme metal trio MAMMOTH GRINDER return after five long years with their fourth full-length Cosmic Crypt, a non-stop, meteoric force of aggression and mayhem. Self-recorded by the band at Trax East in South River, NJ, mixed by Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Sepultura, Inquisition) and mastered by Toxic Holocaust’s Joel Grind, Cosmic Crypt is an 11 track slab of primitive, punk-inflected death metal. Frontman Chris Ulsh (Power Trip, Impalers) recruited Mark Bronzino (Iron Reagan) and Ryan Parrish (Iron Reagan, ex-Darkest Hour) to take MAMMOTH GRINDER to new heights of misanthropic rage and blazing songcraft! Features stunning cover art from the … Continue reading

VISIONS OF ATLANTIS – Return To Lemuria

Symphonic metal masters VISIONS OF ATLANTIS once more set sail to oceanic myths and the eternal dream of the sunken continent! Titled ‘The Deep & The Dark’ and set for a release on February 16th 2018 on Napalm Records, with their upcoming seventh studio album VISIONS OF ATLANTIS showcase all musical facettes of the genre with a breathtaking classic Symphonic Metal album. Now the band fronted by the fascinating voice of Clémentine Delauney unveiled their album artwork and track list for ‘The Deep & The Dark’! Says the band: “This is the album we have always dreamed of making. It … Continue reading

GENOCIDE PACT – Conquered and Disposed

Hailing from the lawless dominion that is our nation’s capital, GENOCIDE PACT unleash their raging sophomore full-length and Relapse debut entitled Order of Torment. Recorded by Kevin Bernsten (Full of Hell, Code Orange, Magrudergrind) in Baltimore, MD at Developing Nations and featuring cover art from the legendary Joe Petagno (Motorhead, Autopsy, Marduk, Pink Floyd), Order of Torment features eight tracks of pulverizing, relentless death metal that harkens to the greats while pushing the genre to chaotic new realms of possibility. With a thick, titanically heavy crunch that focuses on crushing groove as much as skull-splitting intensity, GENOCIDE PACT are THE … Continue reading

EXIT EDEN – Total Eclipse Of The Heart

Can’t get enough of EXIT EDEN’s fascinating live performances? So can’t we! Watch “Total Eclipse Of The Heart”, originally by Bonnie Tyler, live performed by Amanda Somerville, Clémentine Delauney, Marina La Torraca, and Anna Brunner at Hamburg Metal Dayz HERE. EXIT EDEN are living proof that almost every classic song can be transformed into a solid metal-rock song and that their powerful e-guitar driven versions work exceptionally great live on stage! Continue reading