ATENA – Death Is All I Think About

ATENA, the band of ‘sheer energy, uniqueness and passion’ are out with their new single & music video “Death Is All I Think About” ! With their new single, the band takes off where they left with their third studio album “Possessed”, touching on themes of depression and fear of the unknown. However, this time Atena dives even deeper, reflecting on themes of metal illness and suicide. “Death Is All I Think About” is a melodically expressive rollercoaster that both sonically and lyrically illustrates the deepest abyss our souls might find themselves into. Atena on tour: Aug 17 – Summer Breeze Festival, DE Sep 29 – Dr.Feelgood, Halden, NO… Continue reading

HELION PRIME – Silent Skies

Sacramento-based power metal band HELION PRIME will release their sophomore album “Terror Of The Cybernetic Space Monster” on August 31st. Their first single & music video for ‘Silent Skies’ is out now and you can watch it here: HELION PRIME’s upcoming new album consists of nine brand new tracks – with the seventeen minute monster title song marking a stunning finale. The band’s new piece of work was mixed and mastered at LSD studio by Lasse Lammert (known for his work with bands like Alestorm and Gloryhammer). HELION PRIME continues their theme of blending science fiction with science fact. Founder Jason Ashcraft comments: “I wasn’t sure where I was… Continue reading

Drowned – The Bitter Art of Detestation

Brazilian Heavy/Thrash/Death Metal band DROWNED have released the official video for “The Bitter Art of Detestation,” the opening track on new album 7th. 7th out now on Greyhaze Records, under license from Brazil’s Cogumelo Records. The album is streaming in its entirety at drownedmetal.bandcamp.com/album/7th. Purchase 7th: store.greyhazerecords.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=516 The band’s almost 20-year career is synthesized on the album’s 11 tracks, which showcase a varied and unique style of Heavy Metal that recalls the different styles of bands like Amorphis, Nevermore, Anthrax and Bolt Thrower. On 7th, which as the title implies is the band’s seventh release, DROWNED seeks new horizons, while preserving and refining the band’s most treasured musical essence of… Continue reading

WITCHKISS – A CRIPPLING WIND

New York doom band WITCHKISS have teamed up with Echoes & Dust to stream a lyric video for their song “A Crippling Wind”. The song is taken from their album The Austere Curtains Of Our Eyes which will be released this Friday via Argonauta Records. Pre-order the album here: https://witchkiss.bandcamp.com/album/the-austere-curtains-of-our-eyes Continue reading

DORO – Lift Me Up

On August 17th, the undisputed metal queen DORO will release a 2 CD studio album, Forever Warriors, Forever United. Her new offering boasts 25 brand new tracks and today she is teasing fans further by releasing the second single. Watch the lyric video for ‘Lift Me Up’ here “‘Lift Me Up’ is one of my absolute favourites”, reveals DORO. “This song has a lot of good energy, it builds you right up. I also love the catchy melody and lyrics.” Get the single digitally here:  http://nblast.de/DoroLiftMeUp Pre-order ‘Forever Warriors, Forever United’ on a variety of Limited Edition formats: Limited Edition Gatefold Black Vinyl:  http://nblast.de/DoroNBShop (inc free signed photocard – while stocks last) Limited Edition… Continue reading

EPICA vs Attack On Titan songs – The Lyrics

In 2 weeks, Dutch symphonic metal giants EPICA will release a cover EP for the highly successful “Attack On Titan” theme songs. With their legion of fans, ‘Attack On Titan’ have conquered not only the print world with over 70 million copies, but also the anime sector with an adaption that is currently airing worldwide.  The EP entitled ‘EPICA VS. Attack On Titan’ features metal covers of the anime’s theme songs and will be released worldwide – outside of Japan – on July 20th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today the band releases the third trailer where guitarist Isaac Delahaye and keyboardist Coen Janssen discuss the process of translating the lyrics for the songs.… Continue reading

KORPIKLAANI – Harmaja

Finnish Folk Metal Superstars KORPIKLAANI are set to release their new studio album ‘Kulkija’ (‘Wanderer’) on September 7th 2018 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band have unveiled the second single, ‘Harmaja’, in the form of a thought-provoking music video. Watch the clip, directed by Ville Lipiäinen (NIGHTWISH, BEAST IN BLACK, POWERWOLF), over on YouTube Says Jonne, ‘Harmaja’ is an unusual KORPIKLAANI song with its slow tempo and emotional strength. The song is about longing and I managed to charge it with a great emotional atmosphere. When making the album we mostly used the first takes; we didn’t get stuck in details when there was no particular need to. I was surprised – although… Continue reading

Cannibal Corpse – Euro tour

American Death Metal legends CANNIBAL CORPSE will be kicking off their European summer tour this Saturday at the Rock Harz festival. CANNIBAL CORPSE 07/07/18 DE – Ballenstedt – Rock Harz 08/07/18 DE – Berlin – SO36 09/07/18 SK – Banska Bystrica – Tartaros 10/07/18 HU – Donaujvaros – Rockmaraton 11/07/18 AT – Wien – Szene 12/07/18 DE – Torgau – In Flammen Open Air 13/07/18 SE – Malmö – Kulturbolaget 14/07/18 SE – Gavle – Gefle Metal Festival 16/07/18 FI – Tampere – Tullikamarin 17/07/18 FI – Oulu – Hevimesta 18/07/18 FI – Turku – Logomo Oy 19/07/18 FI –… Continue reading