ANTHRAX – Filming ‘Kings Among Scotland’

ANTHRAX’s forthcoming live release Kings Among Scotland is due to hit shelves on April 27th. The new release showcases the band’s live performance of their legendary album Among The Living, as well as a mixed live set including a raft of ANTHRAX classics. Today the DVD’s producer and director, Film24Productions’ Paul M. Green (OPETH, THE DAMNED, THE LEVELLERS) talks about the intensity of the audience and how that presented a challenge when it came to directing to his camera operators “I’ve been in this for sixteen years,” said Green, “and I can honestly say I don’t think I’ve ever felt such power at a concert in my life. We had these noise reduction … Continue reading

SAXON – deluxe reissues

BMG ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE DELUXE REISSUES OF ‘DENIM AND LEATHER’, ‘POWER & THE GLORY’ AND ‘CRUSADER’ AFTER THE FIRST THREE RELEASES (‘SAXON’, ‘WHEELS OF STEEL’ AND ‘STRONG ARM OF THE LAW’) ALL BREAK INTO THE OFFICIAL UK ROCK TOP 40 THIS WEEK! Saxon, over the decades have gone from being pioneers of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, to becoming one of the most successful UK rock acts of all time. The truth, though, is that Saxon have always transcended trends and eras. From 1979’s ‘Saxon’ album to new album ‘Thunderbolt’, the band have enjoyed considerable success. Five … Continue reading

DIMMU BORGIR – Eonian: Years In The Making

The time has come and on May 4th, symphonic black metal giants DIMMU BORGIR will finally release their new studio album after eight years of silence. New record Eonian combines symphonic epicness with the spirit of the Norwegian black metal scene of the Nineties and will be the tenth album released by DIMMU BORGIR. In this second trailer, vocalist Shagrath and guitarist Silenoz discuss why, this time, it took them a little longer to forge the monumental vision they had for Eonian into reality. Watch the clip, filmed at Blackcraft Cult Clothing here Pre-order ‘Eonian’ here: http://nblast.de/DimmuBorgirEonian Being one of the successful extreme metal forges on the planet, DIMMU BORGIR have been dominating the symphonic black … Continue reading

KATAKLYSM – The Story Behind ‘Meditations’

Montréal based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM are set to unleash their new studio album, Meditationson June 1st, 2018 through Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band released the first album trailer where mastermind Maurizio Iacono discusses the title of the new album Meditations! Singer Maurizio Iacono states: “Guillotine is a powerful track that holds some of Kataklysm‘s most important traits : fierce and fast riffing, melodic accents and  groove landed power punches to the gut, we are focused and determined, dedicated to you worst enemy” Pre-order Meditations now: http://nblast.de/KataklysmMeditations Produced by the band’s own guitarist J-F Dagenais and drummer Oli Beaudoin, the record was mixed by Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STONE SOUR a.o.). Mastering duties were handled by Paul Logus (PANTERA a.o.). The artwork was created by Ocvlta Designs by Surtsey, who also crafted the … Continue reading

Airrace – “Summer Rain”

One of the UK’s pioneering AOR acts, Airrace were originally formed in 1982. Having recently re-signed to the Frontiers label, they have today released a new single and announced a forthcoming album and a tour to promote it. The single, ‘Summer Rain’, is described by band leader and guitarist Laurie Mansworth as “a song for the summer. I wanted to write something upbeat with a positive feel, as there is far too much doom and gloom around at the moment. This song will hopefully take you to a sunny day and lift your spirit.” The album, entitled ‘Untold Stories’, will … Continue reading

AMORPHIS – TRAILER #2

Melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS are about to unleash their latest offering entitled Queen Of Timeon May 18th via Nuclear Blast. The band have released their second album trailer this morning, in which they discuss the new album title, the musical development and lyrics The band’s new album is now available for pre-order in various formats, here: http://nblast.de/AmorphisQueenOfTime Pre-save the album via Topsify, here: https://tools.topsify.com/follow/6834/pre-save-queen-of-time-by-amorphis   Guitarist Esa Holopainen explains thew track: “This song is a very powerful opener and gives a nice picture of what the whole album is all about. You can already hear some new elements like choirs and orchestral arrangements in it.” With vocalist Tomi Joutsen adding: “Of … Continue reading

RIOT V – Messiah

Cult New York heavy metal band and godfathers of power metal, RIOT V, will release their 16th album entitled, Armor Of Light, on April 27th via Nuclear Blast.Today, the band is pleased to release an official lyric video for the third single, ‘Messiah’. The video can be viewed, here Don Van Stavern states: “I was figuring since it’s the 30th anniversary of ‘Thundersteel’ I would create a song in that vibe! It’s kind of like ‘Thundersteel’ 1,000 miles per hour!” Todd Michael Hall adds: “The lyrics are intended to capture the excitement associated with the coming of the savior.” Pre-order Armor Of Light now: http://nuclearblast.com/riotv-armoroflight The album was produced by Chris “The Wizard” Collier (METAL CHURCH, FLOTSAM & … Continue reading

Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik “Hugsjá” – Official Teaser

After the success of their previous collaboration «Skuggsjá»; Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved) and Einar Selvik (Wardruna) are now following up with an imposing new piece entitled «Hugsjá». The word ‘Hugsjá’ means to see with, or within, the mind – and it reflects the idea that one’s mind has the potential to see further than the eyes can reach. By weaving together indigenous and contemporary thoughts, sounds and instruments, they are inviting you on a vivid journey – exploring the distant history and traditions along coastal Norway. Hugsjá was first commissioned by, and performed at, Bergen International Festival in 2017, as part … Continue reading

MIDNATTSOL – The Purple Sky

Liv Kristine and her sister Carmen Elise were a vital part of a magnitude of gothic / symphonic / folk metal milestones. MIDNATTSOL is a supergroup involving both sisters! Enjoy their new video for ‘The Purple Sky’ right HERE and do not forget to pre-order the new album ‘The Aftermath’. Continue reading