Are you ready for MASTERPLAN’s upcoming release “PumpKings”? It’s a special album for band leader Roland Grapow, including 11 songs he originally wrote and recorded with Helloween during his time with the band.“Mr. Ego” was the lead single of Helloween’s 1994 album “Master Of The Rings”, a critically acclaimed release which also saw vocalist Andi Deris debuting. Listen to MASTERPLAN’s version of “Mr. Ego” here. “PumpKings” will be released on July 28th as Digipak and ltd. orange double-Vinyl. Continue reading


End of August 2007:  multinational melodic hard rock/metal act EDEN’S CURSE releases its self-titled debut album. End of August 2017: to celebrate the “Eden’s Curse” album’s tenth Anniversary, the band has re-recorded their debut with its current line-up, mixed by former Eden’s Curse drummer (and to this day still contributing songwriter) Pete Newdeck and mastered by Harry Hess (Harem Scarem). “Eden’s Curse – Revisited” will be released on August 25th and besides the CD it comes with an exclusive bonus DVD, “Live In Glasgow 2014”. Continue reading

Byzantine – Vile Maxim

The Friday (July 28th), Byzantine will release their new album, The Cicada Tree, via Metal Blade Records. Heralded as the most underrated band from the New Wave of American Heavy Metal Movement, Byzantine has slowly gained a cult-like following after releasing 5 genre-bending albums. 16 years underground, it’s finally time for the world to hear Byzantine! For a preview of The Cicada Tree, a video for the new single, “Vile Maxim” (directed/edited by Holly Mollohan, and produced by Screaming Butterfly Entertainment), has been launched online. Continue reading

Tombs – Walk With Me in Nightmares

Tombs premieres “Walk With Me in Nightmares” video via Ozzfest Facebook. After recently announcing their appearance at Ozzfest on November 4th at the Glen Helen Amphitheater & Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, CA,Tombs is now premiering their new video for “Walk With Me in Nightmares” via Ozzfest’s Facebook. To watch “Walk With Me in Nightmares” [which was directed/edited by David Brodsky (], please visit: – where the video will be debuting at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 8pm CEST. Continue reading