Gutlocker – Bitter Memory

UK sludge merchants, GUTLOCKER, hurl out menacing stoner thrash grooves and asylum escape vocals that merge with eerie dynamics and a hardcore grit. The groove metallers unleash their new EP, Cry Havoc!, on Friday 20th April. Prior to this, the riff slingers have just dropped the video for Bitter Memory, watch it here. Ever since their birth, GUTLOCKER have destroyed stages throughout England with their face-melting concoction of groove metal laced with gnarly noise. The Southern crew have stamped their mark on the nation’s highways, playing a cluster of fleapits throughout the country. Supports with Trepalium, Evil Scarecrow and Raging… Continue reading

KATAKLYSM – Guillotine

 Montréal based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM are set to unleash their new studio album, Meditationson June 1st, 2018 through Nuclear Blast Records. Today sees the release of the first single from the new album, ‘Guillotine’ along with the launch of the album pre-orders. 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-laden power punches to the gut. We are focused, determined and dedicated” 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… Continue reading

TREMONTI – A Dying Machine

Tremonti, the band comprised of Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, Eric Friedman on guitars, and Garrett Whitlock on drums, will be releasing their fourth full-length album, A Dying Machine, worldwide via Napalm Records on June 8th. Longtime producer, Michael “Elvis” Baskette, produced the album. The album is currently available for pre-order at: http://smarturl.it/ADyingMachine-NPR From the militant drum assault of the album opener “Bringer Of War” to the instrumental closer “Found,” A Dying Machine is Tremonti’s most-diverse musical offering to date. Songs like “From The Sky,” “Throw Them To The Lions” and “A Lot Like Sin” are signature Tremonti that fans have come to love from… Continue reading

OVERKILL – Live In Overhausen

Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL have announced that they will release their Live In Overhausenalbum on May 18, 2018 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band release the first trailer for this upcoming release which you can check out here Celebrating the band’s history, Live In Overhausen captured not one but two album anniversaries. Fans assembled on April 16, 2016 at Turbinenhalle 2 in Oberhausen, Germany for the 25th anniversary of Horrorscope and 30th anniversary of where it all began, Feel The Fire. A full night of ‘kill from the past played loud and in its entirety! Pre-order the record here: www.nuclearblast.com/overkill-liveinoverhausen Continue reading

KAMELOT – Phantom Divine ft. Lauren Hart

KAMELOT are one of metal’s most unique, influential and prestigious acts that blends symphonic metal, prog, power metal and world music – so it comes as little surprise that the whole metal world is holding its breath in anticipation of The Shadow Theory! The band has already unveiled the first track “RavenLight” from their new masterpiece. Now it’s time to unleash the second opus “Phantom Divine (Shadow Empire)”. Thomas Youngblood on “Phantom Divine (Shadow Empire)” feat. Lauren Hart: “In the future our memories and thoughts will be extracted and transferred to synthetic AI. Our carbon based bodies will no longer be needed and… Continue reading

ZEKE – Two Lane Blacktop

Seattle punk icons ZEKE share the official video for “Two Lane Blacktop” off Hellbender, set for release this Friday, March 30th on Relapse Records. Additionally, ZEKE will embark on a headline Spring European tour in support of Hellbender this Friday. The tour commences at Paaspop Festival in NL and ends May 5 in Kassel, DE. A short stint of regional dates in the Pacific Northwest will take place in the coming months as well. A full list of confirmed tour dates is available below. Stream four previously released songs from ZEKE, including “Working Man”, “Hellbender”, “County Jail” and “On The Road” off Hellbender via YouTube and all digital streaming services. ZEKE’s new… Continue reading

THE KONSORTIUM – Arv

Norwegian black/thrash metal outfit THE KONSORTIUM, feat. bassist Teloch(Mayhem, ex-Orcustus, ex-Gorgoroth, ex-1349) and drummer Dirge Rep(Orcustus, ex-Enslaved, ex-Aura Noir), reveal music video for new track “Arv”. It’s the first song to be revealed from the band’s upcoming album “Rogaland”, due out on June 1st in Europe and June 8th in North America via Agonia Records. The video was filmed by Stein Erik Aulie of Cicknave Media. Named after a county in Western Norway, “Rogaland” sees the band taking a different turn from its self-titled predecessor and critically acclaimed 2008 demo combined, following a more complex and technical trajectory. The band has taken the utmost care in every detail to channel and bring forth the forces of their album’s namesake, with… Continue reading

BLACK SALVATION – Leair

German psychedelic, hard rock trio BLACK SALVATION share the official visualizer for “Leair” off the impending full-length album Uncertainty Is Bliss. BLACK SALVATION commented: “Leair – lose ground, wither and enjoy the flickering light diving into all and nothing with burning eyes!” Additionally, BLACK SALVATION begin the Uncertainty Is Bliss record release European tour next week on April 3 in Germany. A full list of dates is available below. BLACK SALVATION’s new album Uncertainty is Bliss is due out April 6, 2018 on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical Packages are available via Relapse.com and Digital Downloads / Streaming Services . Relapse Records is proud to announce the official signing of German psychedelic,… Continue reading

Jungle Rot – The Unstoppable

“Death metal needs blood, fire and carnage,” declares JUNGLE ROT throat and rhythm guitarist Dave Matrise. Today, JUNGLE ROT has released a brand new video for ‘The Unstoppable,’ from their long out-of-print album What Horrors Await. The fourteen track underground classic will debut on vinyl format for the first time worldwide on Record Store Day, April 21, 2018. “Filming the point-of-view aspect from a tank made this video so much better,” states Matrise. “Instead of performing with instruments, we came up with the idea of each JUNGLE ROT soldier inside their own tank – mercilessly fighting and communicating to each other back and forth like killing machines. The… Continue reading

AURI – The Songwriting

Echoes of another world resound from the depths of the legendary rabbit hole. Music diffused with moments of silence and escapist dream sequences, freed from time and earthly presence…now immortalised on AURI’s self-titled debut album, which is out now via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band has unveiled the third album trailer, in which the trio speak about the songwriting process and spirit they wanted to capture with AURI’s songs Tuomas Holopainen comments: “Some of the inspiration came from the [Patrick Rothfuss] books, but quite little in the end. I was thinking of these two – Johanna and Troy – and the world that we live in together, and just tried to… Continue reading