THE SPIRIT – The Clouds of Damnation

Retro occult black metallers, THE SPIRIT have been making waves on the European underground scene since self-releasing a strictly limited version of their debut album Sounds From The Vortex. The band is now reissuing their icy black / death metal chimera through Nuclear Blast on August 10th. The seven virtuosic tracks by the quartet hailing from Germany pay tribute to the past, inducing nostalgia with their clashing melodies and authentically rough retro sound. Today, the band has released the first single from the album in the form of a lyric video. ‘The Clouds Of Damnation’ is a 7-minute burst of unfiltered emotions and fast-paced guitar… Continue reading

Astray Valley – Constellations

Astray Valley’s long awaited album “Unneth” is finally out via Wormholedeath / The Orchard worldwide. The album explains a story and consolidates the ideas of the band in an ambitious project, which describes in a fantastic and narrative way the problems and behaviors of the human mind in today’s world. Continue reading

THEIA – Throw Me A Bone

THEIA release their video for new single ‘Throw Me A Bone’ which is out now, & is the first track taken from their forthcoming album ‘The Ghost Light’, due for release on 13th July on WDFD Records. Hailing from the heart of England’s ale brewing capital, on the edge of the National Forest, Burton-on-Trent three-piece, THEIA, bring the world their blend of hard rock n roll. It’s a classic rock feel for the modern era, played with a smile on its face. Raised on his father’s record collection of Marc Bolan, Alice Cooper and AC/DC, mainman, Kyle Lamley (guitar/lead vocals) teamed… Continue reading

LIZZIES – FINAL SENTENCE

Spanish traditional metal band LIZZIES have returned with a brand new video for their song “Final Sentence”. The song is taken from the upcoming album On Thin Ice which will be released in October of this year via The Sign Records. Lizzies are a four piece heavy metal act from Madrid, Spain. Their impressive riffing, and most specially their strength and power onstage, has helped the band build an outstanding reputation that took them to play in Germany (Metalheadz Open Air & Headbangers Open Air), Sweden (Muskelrock) and England (Live Evil), and also to become one of the most promising bands of… Continue reading

Danzig – UK tour Paradise Lost supporting

The support for the DANZIG’S only UK shows this year, on the 6th and 7th August at Glasgow and London respectively, have been announced today and will be the fabulous Paradise Lost. Aug, 6th 2018 UK – Glasgow, Barrowlands Aug, 7th 2018 UK – London, Brixton Academy Tickets for these shows can be found here: https://myticket.co.uk/artists/danzig 2018 marks the incredible 30 year anniversary for DANZIG. To commemorate the occasion, DANZIG will be performing a limited number of special shows in Europe in August 2018. The run begins August 2nd at Wacken Open Air where DANZIG will headline one of the main stages, and includes stops… Continue reading

PARADISE LOST – why BIN isn’t a happy album

On June 29th, British cult metallers PARADISE LOST will release a remixed and remastered version of their eighth full-length album ‘Believe In Nothing’. The album initially saw the light of day in 2000 but never lived up to the band’s personal expectations in terms of production. Now the band are set to release a new version of the album reworked by Jaime Gomez Arellano and featuring brand new, stylistic artwork. Today, the band releases the third album trailer, in which singer Nick Holmes and guitarist Greg Mackintosh discuss why some of their pop sounding music from ‘Host’ and ‘Believe in Nothing’… Continue reading

Lizzy Borden – The Scar Across My Heart”

For decades, LIZZY BORDEN has been one of theatrical rock’s top front-men. And on June 15th, Borden will issue his first album in 11 years, ‘My Midnight Things’, via Metal Blade Records. The extended layoff between albums has not dulled his desire to rock and shock. “Although we have stayed busy touring all over the world, I missed being a recording artist. I look at the new album as a new beginning, I pushed the restart button on my career,” Borden comments. For more music and videos of ‘My Midnight Things’ head over to metalblade.com/lizzyborden – where the record is available in the following… Continue reading

MADBALL – What’s Your Cause?

This Friday, NYHC kings MADBALL unleash their upcoming new album For The Cause via Nuclear Blast. In today’s album trailer, frontman Freddy Cricien discusses the necessity of purpose in life, as well as his own. Watch the video here: For The Cause is now available for pre-order in various formats: http://nblast.de/MadballForTheCause The record was mixed and mastered by renowned producer Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studios in Denmark. It was co-produced by Tim Armstrong (RANCID), who is also features on the album. MADBALL live: 15.06. D Ferropolis – With Full Force 17.06. CZ Prague – Palác Akropolis (w/ HATEBREED) 19.06. D Dusseldorf –… Continue reading

Myrkur – Wins Metal Hammer’s Album Of The Year

Renowned Danish composer and classically trained multi-instrumentalist, MYRKUR’s, recent full-length release Mareridt was the recipient of Metal Hammer’s prestigious Album Of The Year Award at last night’s Golden Gods Ceremony, as chosen by the magazine’s editorial staff! A full list of winners is available here. Mareridt is available for purchase via Relapse.com and on all digital retail outlets . A full collection of MYRKUR’s music videos and live performances is available . On Mareridt (translation: Nightmare), MYRKUR explores deeper into the mysterious and the feminine with 11 songs that further progress her visionary blend of metal with gorgeous, stirring melodies,… Continue reading

SIEGE OF POWER – signs to Metal Blade!

No bullshit compromises of any kind whatsoever. That’s what SIEGE OF POWER is all about! SIEGE OF POWER started in 2013 as a project without any expectations. Shortly after releasing a split album it was left for dead, buried and almost forgotten until the rotten corpse was exhumed in 2017. This resulted in a no-nonsense extreme metal album mixed with several doomdozers. Influences vary from Carnivore and SOD to Discharge and Amebix, done in their own style. SIEGE OF POWER is: Chris Reifert – Vocals (Autopsy, Violation Wound, Abscess, Painted Doll) Paul Baayens – Guitars (Asphyx, ex-Hail of Bullets, Thanatos) Theo van Eekelen –… Continue reading