San Diego-based trio Earthless return with their new full-length album Black Heaven on March 16 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The band have been rolling out a series of trailers discussing the making of the new album and in today’s trailer they cover lyrical content. Watch as Isaiah explains how post-apocalyptic themes influenced his lyrics, here Black Heaven is now available to pre-order: Limited Edition coloured and splatter vinyl: Limited Edition Black Vinyl: Limited Edition Digipack CDPre-order the album on various limited edition formats: Digital album from iTunes: Earthless recently announced a European headline tour in support of the new album. Those dates rack up as follows: April 3 … Continue reading

Stoned Jesus – sign to Napalm!

Napalm Records is proud to welcome a new band to their artist roster: Heavy rock trio STONED JESUS have just signed a worldwide deal with the Austrian powerhouse label! Founded back in 2009 in Kyiv, STONED JESUS have released three highly acclaimed records to date and toured almost all around the globe. Says guitarist Igor Sydorenko:”We’re delighted to announce that Stoned Jesus is signing with Napalm Records, one of the biggest and oldest rock/metal labels on the planet! By joining the likes of My Sleeping Karma, Greenleaf, Monster Magnet, Alter Bridge, Powerwolf, Moonspell and many other well-established bands in Napalm’s eclectic roster, we’re getting ready to start the new… Continue reading

Screaming Beast – Despair

Formed from the depths of the much revered Manchester (UK) metal scene, Screaming Beast fuse heavy metal and the swagger of the deep south to bring you groovy and bluesy melodic metal. Influences of the band include:  Black Label Society, Pantera, Lamb of God, Strapping Young Lad, Machine Head, In Flames, Dream Theater, At the Gates, The Haunted, Alter Bridge…. To name just a few. The band began as the project of vocalist Anton War and drummer Daniel Mucs in the summer of 2013.  Once songs took shape, the band released the first EP “Blistering Lies” in February of 2014, followed by… Continue reading


Forget everything you thought you knew, because FOLLOW THE CIPHER are ready to herald in a new musical era and crash through the many dimensions of our universe to steal your breath. Despite their stylistic diversity, the Swedish metal act from Falun creates a very cohesive ambience, mixing a first class sound with magical charisma, an innovative concept, live presence and an incredibly talented singer. Today, FOLLOW THE CIPHER reveal the cover artwork for their self-titled debut, which will be out on May, 11 on Nuclear Blast. Guitarist and founder Ken Kängström commented: We were privileged to have the amazingly multi-talented Chris Rörland (SABATON) doing the artwork. Myself… Continue reading

Counterparts – You’re Not You Anymore

Canadian metal/hardcore band Counterparts just kicked off a North American tour with Architects and Stick To Your Guns, and in celebration of the excursion, the band has teamed up with to reveal a new video for their new record’s title track, “You’re Not You Anymore.” “The “YNYA” video is a fairly drastic change for us. We are the “who gives a shit” band when it comes to most things other than writing music, so to be able to dabble in such an artistic and professional realm is very cool. The director, Josh Halling, killed it and it feels like we made a mini… Continue reading


SHADOWKEEP has released a new Trailer for the upcoming Album “ShadowKeep”. The Trailer includes the 3 following Songs: 1. Guardian Of The Sea 2. Angels And Omens 3. Immortal Drifter The release date of the SAHDOWKEEP album „ShadowKeep” on CD is March 30th, 2018. The pre-order phase will start on March 16th, 2018 in our webshop. 10 years SHADOWKEEP fans waited for a new album. 2018 the band is now striking back with a new singer and a new album. Nobody else than James Rivera from HELSTAR joined the quintet from England! So it is no wonder that the image of SHADOWKEEP… Continue reading

Coilguns – Euro Tour Trailer

Swiss band COILGUNS have finalized the dates for their upcoming European tour. The tour will begin on March 2nd in Bulle and end on April 1st in Altkirch. A teaser trailer for the tour by Chariot Of Black Moth can be watched here Coilguns Spring European Tour Dates: 14.03 – Tübingen (D) @ Epplehaus 15.03 – Münich (D) @ Unter Deck 16.03 – Ybbsitz (AUT) @ KiWi- die Bar 17.03 – Plzen (CZ) @ Pohoda Music Club 18.03 – Dresden (D) @ AZ☆Conni 19.03 – Berlin (D) @ Zukunft am Ostkreuz 20.03 – Leipzig (D) @ Private show 21.03 – Celle… Continue reading

Manhattan Projects – new album

 Upcoming LISTENER  album, called “being empty: being filled”. The release date is friday, the 16th of February via Sounds of Subterrania/Cargo/finetunes. 01.03.2018 _ NL _ Rotterdam, Rotown Ticketlink 02.03.2018 _ BE _ Antwerpen, Den Englantier Ticketlink 03.03.2018 _ FR _ Angers, Jokers Pub 04.03.2018 _ FR _ Dunkerque, 4 Ecluses 05.03.2018 _ UK _ Brighton, The Prince Albert Ticketlink (Sold out) 06.03.2018 _ UK _ Leeds, Brudenell Social Club Ticketlink 07.03.2018 _ UK _ Belfast, Voodoo Ticketlink 08.03.2018 _ IE _ Dublin, Gypsy Rose 09.03.2018 _ UK _ Bristol, The Louisiana  Ticketlink (SOLD OUT) 10.03.2018 _ UK _ London, Oslo Ticketlink 11.03.2018 _ FR _ Orleans, Astrolabe… Continue reading


Tuomas Holopainen’s 3-track demo earned him his first record deal with his freshly founded band NIGHTWISHback in 1996. 20 years later, with over 2,000 shows played and more than 8 million records sold – NIGHTWISHare the biggest European symphonic metal band. Reason enough for Nuclear Blast to celebrate this huge anniversary by releasing a 2CD compilation titled Decades, on March 9th, 2018. Today, the band releases their first trailer, in which mastermind Tuomas Holopainen talks about the songs that made the cut for Decades. Watch the clip here Tuomas comments: “Actually, for me personally, it’s not a ‘best of’ because I think the more correct term would… Continue reading

Downfall Of Gaia – Euro Dates!

Post-Black & Sludge Doom Metal outfit DOWNFALL OF GAIA, who are currently on tour with HAMFERD, have just announced more tour dates for their ‘Atrophy Tour’, kicking off in April 2018! Again the band has teamed up with friends and special guests HIGH FIGHTER, which they already toured with back in March 2017 alongside doomsters CONAN. Support will be coming from atmospheric Doom & Black Metal stonerheads HEXER! With their dark wall of sounds, DOWNFALL OF GAIA are moving forward relentlessly, enveloping the listener, absorbing one’s spirit to take one into the realm of the band’s potent sound. Founded in 2008, and although the group’s… Continue reading