Hightown Parade – Silhouette

Following the success of debut single release “Choose” in November 2017 (which spent 10 weeks on the Planet Rock playlist), Brighton based Hightown Parade are set to release follow up single “Silhouette”. Presenting the positive theme of self belief outweighing and counteracting self hate, “Silhouette” is 3 minutes of instantly memorable driving rock. Featuring the precocious talents of front man Chris Payn, Galen Stapley’s eccentric guitar, Chris Sampson’s guitar and piano and Bassist Io Kaloudi. Hightown Parade create bold, theatrical and infectious radio friendly rock.  “Silhouette” was mixed by Chris Sheldon (Biffy Clyro, Feeder, Foo Fighters). With more touring planned throughout 2018,… Continue reading

Mystic Sons – Mephistopheles

Stoner-blues-Rock band (with a heavy dose of fuzz) influenced by the biggest names of the genre, Mystic Sons just offered a first glance from their upcoming album with an official music video of the single “Mephistopheles” available right now . The song will feature on the debut and self-titled album coming out for CD, LP & Digital on June 1st through their own Bandcamp webstore… The Early Days – Mystic Sons is a Stoner/Blues Rock power trio from Switzerland formed by Thomas, Florian and Thibaud, all former musicians in other bands (Tonight With Your Mom – Dream Homeless – Wir Sind Munchausen). Back in… Continue reading

Saint Karloff – Ghost Smoker

Norwegian distortion pedal lovers Saint Karloff are excited to announce their partnership with Twin Earth Records to release their début album, All Heed the Black God, which will be emerging on July 27 2018. The record is stuffed with seven tracks of riff worship much like the already-released “Ghost Smoker”. The band’s aesthetic – much like their name – draws from oldschool horror films, while the music is a modern twist on that 70s and 80s rockin’ vibe set out by Motorpsycho by way of Black Sabbath – with a touch of acoustic amid the heavy crunch. The band are… Continue reading

DEATH – Anniversary Vinyl

Relapse Records is excited to announce three deluxe, anniversary vinyl reissues of DEATH’s legendary albums Leprosy (30 years), Individual Thought Patterns (25 years) and The Sound of Perseverance (20 years)! DEATH’s anniversary vinyl will be released in stores and online on July 20th and will contain expanded, gatefold packaging and bonus LPs of extra content previously only available on the long sold-out deluxe boxset editions.Watch the official trailer for DEATH’s special anniversary reissues HERE. DEATH’s anniversary vinyl are available for pre-order via Relapse.com . The albums can be streamed in full via DEATH’s Bandcamp page . Stream and follow the… Continue reading

AMORPHIS – Amongst Stars

Queen Of Time, the latest offering of melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS, is out TODAY via Nuclear Blast. To celebrate the occasion, the band are premiering the official music video for their third single ‘Amongst Stars’, featuring Anneke van Giersbergen. Esa Holopainen comments: “‘Amongst Stars’ turned out as one of the most solid songs on the album. The song itself was not the easiest one to work with. We tried a lot of different variations during the pre-production and finally Jens‘ co-producer friend Per Aldeheim came up with these great vocal lines and idea for a duet. We have been privileged to… Continue reading

Hardcore Superstar – Baboon

ba·boon /ba’boon/ : nounA loud, angry, anti-social primate with large teeth, and aggressive tendencies . . . Additionally a loud, angry single and video by Swedish Rock Legends ‘HARDCORE SUPERSTAR’who are also known for their anti-social behaviour and aggressive tendencies. 2018 is proving to be wild year for the Swedish purveyors of Street Metal as they shape up to release their highly anticipated new album “You Can’t Kill My Rock N’ Roll” through GAIN Music Entertainment on September 21st2018. So far this year the band have enjoyed massive radio success and critical acclaim with the release of their first three singles, “Have… Continue reading

LIK – charting in Germany!

To everyone´s surprise, Stockholm Death Metallers LIK have just entered the official German album charts on position 78! Congrats on that! Comments LIK: “We all felt very humbled and happy when this news reached us. But most important is that this means one thing, death metal á la old school is still going strong!” Surf over to metalblade.com/lik to check out the videos for the two singles ‘Dr Duschanka’ and ‘Celebration Of The Twisted’. At the same location you can order the album on vinyl as well as on Digi-CD. In the dirt where fallen idols lay to rest, the maggots and seeds in 2014… Continue reading

Redemption – Little Men

On July 27th, REDEMPTION will release their seventh full-length album, ‘Long Night’s Journey into Day’ – the first to be produced with Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Primal Fear, Amaranthe, Doro, etc.). For a preview of ‘Long Night’s Journey into Day’, the single ‘Little Men’ can be heard now at:metalblade.com/redemption – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats: – ltd. first edition Digipak-CD with 2 exclusive bonus tracks – jewel-case CD – 180g black vinyl – navy-blue/red marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies) – transparent light blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies) – marine blue/green marbled vinyl… Continue reading

Monte Pittman – video playlist

There are great guitarists, great vocalists and great songwriters, but Monte Pittman is one of the elite few who can truly lay claim to all three titles. With his fourth full-length, Inverted Grasp of Balance (2016), he once again raised the stakes, delivering a riveting collection of full force metal that showcases his continuing evolution. Now, fans can watch a video playlist for each track on the album here Monte Pittman comments: “We are finally releasing the remainder of videos filmed for ‘Inverted Grasp Of Balance’. It started out as an idea Travis Colbert had about filming me as a project when he was with me… Continue reading

Harm’s Way -“Posthuman Tour”

This June, Harm’s Way will head back out on the road for their “Posthuman Pacific Northwest Tour”, featuring special guests Soft Kill, before joining the final, full cross country Vans Warped Tour later that month, with Every Time I Die, Hatebreed, and many more. See below for all dates. “Posthuman Pacific Northwest Tour” dates w/ Soft Kill June 14 – Spokane, WA – The Pin June 15 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven June 16 – Vancouver, BC – The Astoria * June 17 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater *=no Soft Kill Vans Warped Tour dates June 21 – Pomona, CA – Pomona Fairplex… Continue reading