THE 69 EYES – Change

THE 69 EYES released their apocalyptically titled new album “West End” last fall and started their year long 30th anniversary world tour. Next week, on Friday June 26th, they will be celebrating their three decades by streaming a live show from Helsinki, at 19:00 (BST) and today, they reveal a new video for the song ‘Change’. Watch the clip here. “THE 69 EYES was on our 30th anniversary tour earlier this year, in the USA, the Baltics, Ukraine and Russia until the pandemic hit. Actually we might even have been the last rock band on stage as we played our… Continue reading

Dennis DeYoung – With All Due Respect

Former Styx singer Dennis DeYoung released a new solo album, ’26 East, Vol. 1’, via Frontiers Music Srl in late May. A video for one if its songs, ‘With All Due Respect’, is available now, with DeYoung stating of the track: “In 1979 I wrote the following lyric in a Styx song called ‘Borrowed Time’: “I’m so confused by the things I read, I need the truth but the truth is I don’t know who to believe. The left says yes and the right say no, I’m in between and the more I learn the less that I know. We’re living High, Living fine, Living… Continue reading

Ensiferum – Andromeda

On July 10th, Ensiferum will release their new album, Thalassic, via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of Thalassic, a video for the new single, “Andromeda” (directed by Vesa Ranta and recorded on Rankki Island, Finland), can be seen here On release day (July 10th), Ensiferum will host a record release show – “Studio Live” – at 9PM EET // 8PM CET // 7PM GMT // 12PM EST // 9AM PST. The band will be performing a selection of new, classic and rare tracks “live” from Sonic Pump Studio in Helsinki, Finland that will be streamed at The band… Continue reading

VARATHRON – live album ‘Glorification Under The Latin Moon’

Hellenic black metal masters VARATHRON will release their 30th anniversary live album titled “Glorification Under The Latin Moon” on September 25th via Agonia Records. Recorded in its entirety on August 4th, 2019 in São Paulo (Brazil) during the final show of VARATHRON’s “30 Years Of Darkness Tour”, the historic setlist boasts some of the band’s finest compositions, from 1988 and beyond, most notably including the entirety of classic “His Majesty At The Swamp” from 1993, to most recent songs, taken from the acclaimed “Patriarchs Of Evil” album, which made it to an awful lot of year-end lists in 2018. VARATHRON had this to say about its first live album since its 1988 inception: “During these weird and… Continue reading

VALKYRIE – The Choice

VALKYRIE, the Rockbridge County, Va. band who MetalSucks said “have riffs tailor-made for the big wide open: mountainous, thunderous, booming and earth-shaking,” have released a second song from the quartet’s forthcoming album, Fear (July 24, Relapse Records), debuting the track “The Choice” . “‘The Choice,’ while based on some personal struggles I’ve faced over the last few years, is largely about honoring your self worth enough to have confidence in your decisions and see things through,” explains singer/guitar player Jake Adams. “While I wrote the words, Pete wrote all the riffs on this one and what I love about the song is that the… Continue reading

Brown Acid – Brood – The Roach

The forthcoming tenth edition — #10! — of the popular compilation series featuring long-lost vintage 60s-70s proto-metal and stoner rock singles, Brown Acid: The Tenth Trip will be available June 26th, 2020 after being delayed from its original 4/20 release date. As the celebrated series reaches landmark double-digits, there are no indications it will slow down in the near future. Today, PopMatters shares the wild third single, “The Roach” by The Brood HERE Here we are, arriving at the tenth edition of Brown Acid in just half as many years! As always, we packed in the highest highs of the… Continue reading

Brüder4Brothers – Freundschaft Brotherhood

Brüder4Brothers, featuring the Orange County Choppers (OCC) and FREI.WILD, release new single & video ‘Freundschaft Brotherhood’. The new album ‘Brotherhood’ will be released 7th August via Soulfood. Legendary custom motorcycle manufacturer from Orange County Choppers (OCC) and FREI.WILD, one of the most successful german speaking rock bands, are teaming up for the musical project “Brüder4Brothers”, that connects 2 continents in the spirit of Music. The first single of this brand new project shows the essence of it: Freundschaft & Brotherhood Friendship among Germans and Americans… well, that’s old news. But if you replace German with South Tyrolese/Italian, and then throw together the most successful… Continue reading

Dool – Wolf Moon

Dutch daredevils Dool will embark on a joint headline tour with German stalwards Secrets Of The Moon for 16 concerts throughout Europe in February and March 2021. The band state, “After having to cancel our album release tour last April, we did not sulk in ‘what-could-have-been’. We made the best out of a bad situation, resulting now in a double-bill EU tour with our label buddies and friends, the illustrious Secrets Of The Moon. Honestly, this couldn’t have turned out any better and we can’t wait to share Summerland with you on stage. A deep bow to our booking agency… Continue reading

Fire From The Gods – Break The Cycle

Austin, TX -June 18, 2020:Fire From The Gods’AJ Channer could not sit on the sidelines for one more day.  When the world erupted in protest of the killing of George Floyd, he set out right away for Minneapolis.  No better time than now to enact the philosophy supported by the lyrics of the songs on his band’s album, AMERICAN SUN, which was recorded in early 2019, well before this call to action heard worldwide.  A song fully representative of that line of thinking is their single “Break The Cycle”, which revealed its stunning visual counterpart today. Watch the official music video HERE. The… Continue reading

Die Clean – They Called Him Zone

Taking cues panning from New Order and Jesus and Mary Chain to Nine Inch Nails, THEY CALLED HIM ZONE have woven a textured sound that sets them well apart from the throng. The band have fastidiously crafted a sound that is imaginative, while harnessing their genuine ability to write a killer tune. THEY CALLED HIM ZONE have revealed their stunning new single, Die Clean – with their blistering debut album, If You’ve Got A Taste For Terror, landing on Friday 4th September. Hailing from Bradford, and born in 2016 as a purely studio-based project, THEY CALLED HIM ZONE was originally… Continue reading