Mr. Big – “Everybody Needs a Little Trouble”

“OK, we’re rolling.” With those three declarative words (spoken by producer Kevin Elson right after the music kicks in on ‘Open Your Eyes’, an instant callback to the beginning of ‘Addicted to That Rush’, the hard-charging lead track on the band’s self-titled 1989 debut), Mr. Big plants the flag between past, present, and future with ‘Defying Gravity’, the band’s ninth original studio album. Continue reading


The creativity and productivity of the German heavy metal trio RAGE seems to have no limits. Little over a year after the successful “The Devil Strikes Again”, RAGE are set to deliver their new, 23rd studio album, “Seasons Of The Black”, which will be released on July 28th. Continue reading


The concept albums ‘Wanted’ (2014) and its predecessor ‘Beyond Man And Time’ (2012) are widely recognised as career highlights of the German art rock giants RPWL, who celebrate two decades together in 2017 with the release of the long-awaited concert movie ‘A New Dawn’.  Continue reading

Seasonal – ‘Headphones’

Following on from the band’s latest single – “Certainty” – Guildford pop-rock quartet Seasonal has launched into summer with the group’s brand new single – “Headphones” – to ride the waves of the festival season with this astonishingly melodic and atmospheric rock anthem. The song reminisces on the most enjoyable times in these musicians’ lives and it is meant to be their personal homage to the songs and bands that shaped their personalities and influenced their own music, self-evident from the music video, which features artwork and posters from their favourite records and shot in some of the places that … Continue reading

THEN COMES SILENCE – The Dead Cry For No One

Swedish post punk/dark wave masters THEN COMES SILENCE have announced title and release date of their upcoming, fourth full-length studio album. ‘Blood’ will be released on October 20, 2017 worldwide via Nuclear Blast. Mastermind Alex Svenson explains the album title as follows: “I named it Blood because the album is a process of sorrow, search for strength, a permission to feel hate sometimes and to let love in.” Continue reading

Seven Thorns – Black Fortress

Today, the Danish Neo-Power Metal band SEVEN THORNS has launched their brand new single “Black Fortress” alongside with a video, which can be seen at this location. The song is mixed and mastered by renowned metal producer Tue Madsen, giving a taste of the new album scheduled for release in November 2017. In between writing and recording new songs, the band is out on the road playing, among other shows, the prestigious CopenHell Festival in Denmark in June. Continue reading

CELLAR DARLING – This Is The Sound

CELLAR DARLING, the much-hyped new band formed by ex-ELUVEITIE members Anna Murphy, Merlin Sutter and Ivo Henzi, have released the second trailer for their upcoming debut album This Is The Sound, out on June 30th. In this new clip, the three musicians speak about finding new inspiration and discuss the perfect setting they need for songwriting – and if you always wanted to find out what angry fairies and the apocalypse have in common, check out this trailer Continue reading

Silent Planet – Understanding Love As Loss

Christian metalcore rockers Silent Planet are illuminating the truth behind depression and anxiety, and the weight it places on the individual and those who love them. Premiered exclusively via Billboard, the visuals for their song “Understanding Love As Loss” examine the link between depression and beautiful minds. Take a look at the powerful visuals here Continue reading

ALTER BRIDGE – Live At The O2 Arena

Coming off their most-successful world tour to date, ALTER BRIDGE announces the release of a new live album and rarities collection. Live at the O2 Arena + Rarities is scheduled for worldwide release on September 8th via Napalm Records. One of the biggest moments of the band’s career was the monumental show at London’s famous O2 Arena on November 24th, 2016. That landmark performance is now captured in its entirety on two CDs. The 19-track recording documents what an enormous presence ALTER BRIDGE have become on concert stages around the world. Continue reading