LEAVES’ EYES – Across The Sea

In the lead up to the release of their fabulous new album, Leaves’ Eyes have released their new video for the track ‘Across The Sea’ which you can check out here! Leaves’ Eyes release new album ‘Sign Of The Dragonhead’ on 12th January 2018 The Viking sails have been set – 2018 will be under the sign of the dragonhead. Uncompromising, combative, epic – the new LEAVES’ EYES! One of the most successful bands in the symphonic metal genre returns with its seventh album, ready to live up to the public’s high expectations. Leaves‘ Eyes are the historians of Metal. Every … Continue reading

BEAST IN BLACK – Zodd The Immortal

BEAST IN BLACK, the band featuring former BATTLE BEAST guitarist Anton Kabanen, has just concluded its first hugely successful tour in support of their highly-acclaimed debut album titled Berserker. The band played 9 well attended shows with BEYOND THE BLACK and KOBRA AND THE LOTUS in Germany. But the next chapters of their young history are already set to be written: After performing their very first two headline concerts in Finland in early February 2018 and joining RHAPSODY on their forthcoming 20th Anniversary Farewell Tour afterwards, BEAST IN BLACK will fly over to Japan next May to be part of … Continue reading

MAMMOTH GRINDER – Servant of the Most High

Underground extreme metal trio MAMMOTH GRINDER share the official video for “Servant of the Most High” off the impending Cosmic Crypt full-length album. Watch the Samu Salovaara (www.samusalovaara.com) directed video HERE. Additionally, MAMMOTH GRINDER will embark on a headlining tour next month in support of Cosmic Crypt. The tour begins February 2nd in Washington D.C. and ends March 3rd in Montclair, NJ. Support will come from numerous bands including label-mates Gatecreeper, Genocide Pact and more. A full list of dates is included below. MAMMOTH GRINDER’s new album Cosmic Crypt is due out January 26th, 2018 on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. … Continue reading

ILSA – Hikikomori

Horror-obsessed, underground cult ILSA weave together tales of depravity and devil worship on their Relapse debut Corpse Fortress. Recorded by Kevin Bernsten (Full of Hell, Code Orange, Magrudergrind, Integrity) in Baltimore, MD at Developing Nations, Corpse Fortress is nine tracks forged in filth with dense layers of emotionally draining sludge, murky, primordial doom and feedback-laden, crusty death metal. Corpse Fortress is easily the rawest, most abhorrent and nasty album in ILSA’s 10-year career and the perfect soundtrack for the initiated miscreants of this rapidly dying orb. ILSA’s new album Corpse Fortress is due out March 2nd, 2018 on CD/LP/DLX. LP/Digital … Continue reading

Rick Springfield – “Little Demon”

Rick Springfield’s resumé as a successful musician and actor has been well documented down the years. What is important here is that ‘The Snake King’ will NOT be the Springfield album that anyone is expecting. Not for the first time in his career, Rick has thrown a curveball that will simultaneously surprise and delight with a record that finds him travelling down a dusty dirt road to explore the blues side of his music. Just check out cuts such as ‘In The Land Of The Blind’, ‘Little Demon’ and the epic album closer ‘Orpheus In The Underworld’ to get an … Continue reading

Ammunition – “Freedom Finder”

Ammunition was founded in 2014 by the songwriting duo of Age Sten Nilsen (formerly of Wig Wam) and the multi-talented Erik Mårtensson (Eclipse, W.E.T., Nordic Union), self-releasing a stellar debut album, ‘Shanghaied’, in 2015. Teaming up with ex-TNT and Jack In The Box bassist Victor Cito Borge, keyboard player Lasse Finbråten (Circus Maximus, ex-Wig Wam), drummer Magnus Ulfstedt (Eclipse) and guitarist Jon Pettersen, the group has earned a reputation as an incredible live act. The first taste of music from this self-titled album was released earlier in 2017 when ‘Wrecking Crew’ landed on the Norwegian charts, taking the group to … Continue reading

Mike Lepond’s Silent Assassins – “Avengers of Eden”

Better known as the bassist for progressive metal giants Symphony X, Mike LePond stepped out in 2014 to front his own project, Mike LePond’s Silent Assassins. The band is set to return in 2018 with the long awaited follow up to its acclaimed self-titled debut. Entitled ‘Pawn And Prophecy’, the new album is an onslaught of true heavy metal in its purest form; a full hour of headbanging riffs, kick ass vocals and lyrics relating epic tales that draw influence from classic metal bands of the ‘80s to the Viking/Folk metal of today. As an example of the range of … Continue reading

Lione Conti – “Ascension”

Alessandro Conti is the singer of the Italian power metal band Trick Or Treat and was also tapped to be the lead singer in Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody when the two founders of that group (Turilli and Alex Staropoli) parted ways and created their own versions of the band. Fabio Lione was the original singer of Rhapsody and also sang for Staropoli’s Rhapsody Of Fire until he decided to rejoin Turilli on a recent Rhapsody world tour. Complicated family tree now explained, the simplest description of this album is that it can be likened to an Italian version of the popular … Continue reading

Labyrinth – “Moonlight”

    Italy’s finest purveyors of power/prog metal, Labyrinth reunited for a show at the Frontiers Metal Festival in Milan in 2016, performing their most popular album to date, ‘Return To Heaven Denied’, in its entirety for only the second time ever. This landmark album was originally released by Metal Blade in 1998 and is considered one of the highlights of the entire power metal genre. This stellar live performance also includes a DVD of the concert and is essential listening/viewing for all fans of the band! Continue reading

BLEEDING GODS – Beloved By Artemis

A week remains until Dutch epic death/black metallers BLEEDING GODS release their new concept album Dodekathlon via Nuclear Blast. After releasing the first two singles, ‘From Feast To Beast’ and ‘Tripled Anger’, the band has returned today with a third single and lyric video titled ‘Beloved By Artemis’. Watch the video here The album title Dodekathlon is referring to the Greek myth of the twelve labours of Hercules, the greatest of the ancient Greek heroes. Driven mad by Hera (queen of the gods), Hercules slew his son, daughter and wife Megara. After recovering his sanity, Hercules deeply regretted his actions. … Continue reading